Lucie vs Petkovic is 5th match on..some court I forget
Interested how this goes...as much as the conditions in IW don't really suit Lucie, particularly at night, I think it's very similar for Petkovic..the ball will fly on both of them and the wind seems to influence both of their games So whoever sucks the least in the conditions will win
Lucie lost 7-6(8) 7-5. Many advantages to take the opening set in the tiebreak, including SP's, but DF to give it away.
She saved several BP's with aces at 5-4 second set, but the very next game threw in 2 DF to gift the break again.
Although the serving was good the returning was mostly mediocre at best throughout, she didn't create a BP and only took Petkovic to deuce twice. On the other hand she was only broken once, so tight match.
Hopefully Miami will be a better prospect. At least a few points gained.
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Lucie . Needed to take her chances in that first set. She had 2 SPs didn't she, and Andy took her first SP. Not that surprising that she couldn't threaten Andy's serve, but it's not acceptable to let an opponent win 75% of their second serve points. I guess that's Lucie's returning for you.
Double faults lost her this match Giving petkovic both sets with them and horrible returning...really a match she could've won without the double faults especially considering she had a SP on her serve in the first, and got her first serve in but IW has never been happy hunting ground for her, and she'll be seeded in Miami so she'll avoid this kind of match in the 2nd round at least. Disappointed though, she had a real chance.