Also, did Lepchenko just lie about Kaia's ball on 3-1* A-40 being out that was actually hit on the line?
That seemed to be in to me as well. Hawkeye would have given it to Kaia. In or not, Kaia's converted 5 of 16 BPs... she had ample chances to close this macth out. Now you have Lepchenko playing better and Kaia making UEs. Hopefully she will take care of the business if and when they return to the court, but surely I can't see her play another match later this evening should she prevail against Lepchenko.
Last edited by hardball : May 24th, 2013 at 02:37 PM.
and what the F is going on, there's a doubles match that's been on for about 25 minutes now on Court 4. is there a roof on top of court 4? or is it that it is raining on centre court but not on court 4??? or, more likely, is it bad management by the organisers?
phew, started seeing the match after Kaia fought back from 3 - 5. From that point onwards Lepchenko was defending and Kaia hammering the ball hard. never in doubt in the breaker. well done and GL tomorrow!
Kaia's own words: "It was very cold today, under 10 degrees I guess. It was difficult to play and find the rhythm. First two sets were up and down from both of us. I played a bit better in the end of the first set and I managed to win it. In the third set we both played a lot better. The conditions were better as well, there was no wind, it was warmer and did not rain. Tie break in the deciding set is always a bit of a lottery. When it gets that far then it must be very equal match. I tried to be more courageous and it worked out.
I have never had such a long match before. After the first rain break it was difficult to come back, my hands were so cold I could not feel them. The whole tournament has been very tricky with cold and rainy conditions."
Kaia will meet Jaimie Hampton (USA, WTA 68) in the semifinal match tomorrow.