Yep it was an excellent timing and Aravane did more than pleasing us with her 63 36 63 win over Eleni
A very enjoyable match with lots of stunning winners from Aravane. She could really last long in the rallies and resist to changes of pace which is quite a positive thing. Even with Eleni being far from her best level, we can take this match as a good basis for 2009. Not so many silly mistakes, a very interesting willingness to finish the points at the net & few returns missed. Some errors at finishing points & shaky serves in the end are to deplore but overall, the 2008 finalist has been very convincing! Bravo
Aravane looked very fit & quick there, she has accomplished a very serious work on her shape. Respect for this, she has turned into a very hard-woker!