Played my semi finals today, overall we won 4-2 and are into the grand final
Doubles: Lost 6-4. A shocking match, we quickly went down 0-3* as we double faulted our games away
My partner was horrendous and literally could not get the ball over the net, he was playing extremely flat and making a truck load of errors
At 1-4* I single handedly tried to get us back, and it worked for a while, getting us back to 3-4*
, but the big server served and won that game easily and my partner was serving to stay in the match at *3-5. I gave him direct orders: get the fucking serve in
(but I didn't say that...
) and it worked. He held to love as I finished the points at the net. But after that he was just completely out of it, hitting two return errors in the next game, and effing up a volley when I was winning the point
. I sent a return long on match point (but it was 5-4 40-0 to them, and my partner would have screwed up the next point anyway) to seal the error fest called a tennis match.
Singles: Won 6-2. I knew I was actually playing well, it was just my partner, so I went on and broke him to start (I was playing the big server from my dubs match, who also like the net) then held with 3 service winners.
I broke him again but went down double break point at *3-0. I saved both, one with an ace, before getting game point. Don't ask me why, but I decided to hit an under arm serve, and it worked well, double bouncing before he got to it.
But he just stood there confused, and I realised he probably thought I was hitting the ball to him or something.
So I replayed the point, and aced him. However he totally bull shitted, saying it was out (pointing to a COMPLETELY different mark
). I went along with it, but double faulted, and somehow ended up losing the game. Furious, I absolutely smashed the ball in the next game(a la Serena Williams when Bacsinszky drop shotted her serve) and broke easily, hitting the ball harder than I have ever. Then I started being a bitchy Rodionova for the call the game before
, saying 'other side genius', when he hit the ball to my side once the game was over (I was serving then, but it was change ends) and I stood there until he got the ball. I then hit massive serves (anger works for me
) to get 40-15, then somehow getting broken, by fluke shots and a double fault. But then I broke easily and held to win. I was very happy with my volleys and drop shots today, I am actually started to use drop shots from the baseline
, and happy with my BH, which was very flat and fast.
Thanks everyone for posting their matches, very interesting to read