This match is a Second Round match at the Kremlin Cup in Moscow, Russia. The tournament is a Tier I played on Carpet.
Lena is playing Shahar Peer of Israel. The H2H with Dementieva and Peer is tied at 1-1 with Peer having beaten Dementieva at Roland Garros 2006 and Dementieva gained revenge in Los Angeles this year.
Dementieva received a Bye into the Second Round seeing as she is a Top 4 Seed, whereas Peer defeated Wildcard Elena Bovina 6-0 6-2 to reach this stage.
The current score in this match lies at Peer leading 6-4 1-1. To look on the bright side, Lena was down 5-1 in the First Set so she has obviously been playing better the last 15 minutes. Maybe her injury is hampering her progress?
Go Lena :)
Oct 12th, 2006, 12:23 PM
Yes! Go Lena!
Lena leads 5-2 in the Second Set. And Lena hasn't lost a 3 set match in 2006 so she is certain to win.
Go Lena :)
Oct 12th, 2006, 12:28 PM
Dementieva is broken to love when serving for the Second Set. She served two Double Faults in that game, the Second at 0-40.
Peer serving now at 4-5.
Oct 12th, 2006, 12:33 PM
5-5 Second Set.
Lena to serve.
Oct 12th, 2006, 12:39 PM
Lena is broken again and Peer is gonna serve for the match :sobbing:
Oct 12th, 2006, 12:46 PM
Lena saves Match Point on her way to breaking Peer's serve.
Second Set Tiebreak!!
Oct 12th, 2006, 12:56 PM
Tie Break - Dementieva to serve
1-0 Peer - Gets Minibreak
3-0 Peer :sobbing:
4-3 Lena - Gets Minibreak!
5-3 Lena :woohoo:
6-3 Lena!!!! - 3 Set Points
6-4 Lena!!! - 2 Set Points!!
7-4 - Second Set Dementieva!!
Dementieva wins the Second Set after saving a Match Point on Peer's serving and coming back from 3-0 down in the Tiebreak!!
Go Lena!! :)
Oct 12th, 2006, 01:10 PM
1-1 in the Third Set. Both players held serve.
Oct 12th, 2006, 01:58 PM
Lena won 4-6 7-6(4) 6-3 against Peer and saved Match Point!
Oct 12th, 2006, 02:00 PM
Lena got off to a poor start going down 1-5 in the First Set. Lena then rallied to get the score back to 4-5, but Peer held serve to win the First Set. Lena then stormed to a 5-2 lead in the Second Set, but Peer came back and served for the match at 6-5. Peer held a Match Point, but Lena saved it :). Peer was then up 3-0 in the tiebreak, but Lena won seven of the next eight points to send the match into a Third Set. Lena then broke Peer three times in the deciding set on her way to winning it 6-3.
Go Lena! :woohoo:
Oct 12th, 2006, 05:23 PM
Great win!!! Will Lena celebrate her b-day in style lifting the Cup on Sunday? Is it meant to be? ::crosses fingers::