WS played fairly well, but Govortsova/Dushevina played poorly after those marathon first 3 games.
Venus only missed 3 ROS the entire match I think (0 in the first set). Such a stark contrast from singles.
Her net play was a bit sloppy though, but she was terrific by the end of the match. This was one of those rare matches where she was the better player in the back court and Serena the better player at net.
Originally Posted by nevetssllim
The next match really should be a semi-final match, at least! Shame they have to meet so early. I remember Srebotnik/Sugiyama drew the short straw in 2008 (?) facing the then unseeded WS in the first round.
Second round I think. This
happened in the first round.
But yeah, this draw is ridiculous. WS will most likely have to go through #5, #1, and either #4 or #6 just to make the final. The only seeds left in the bottom half are Llagostera Vives/Zheng and Grandin/Uhlirova.
Really unfortunate how this draw collapsed.