Originally Posted by CrossCourt~Rally
Nice write up Ben
. I loved watching Rossana play today. She played a very smart 3rd set.
I'll be watching on Friday!
Thanks man! I enjoyed watching it too, very much so. There seemed to be a great atmosphere around! I'm sure it had something to do with being Fed Cup. I don't think any of us have ever seen her play a Fed Cup match before.
Paraguay won 2-1, they lost the dead rubber but it doesn't matter.
Roxane Vaisemberg/Maria Fernanda Alves (BRA) def. Veronica Cepede Royg/ Rossana De Los Rios (PAR) 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
"In Fed Cup, the matches are different because you are playing for your country," de los Rios said. "You never know here because the players are good and they're coming here to win, so you have to play your best."
“It was a quick first set and she played much better in the second, so I tried to put more topspin on my shots and I think that helped me win in the third set.”
"I was playing with a lot of confidence in the first set, but in the second set I was up 2-0 and she started to play better, but she also began hitting a lot of lines and making some lucky shots
) ," de los Rios said. "In the third I made some changes and started putting more topspin on my balls, and it worked."