Report from Mashabator who watched the match today
Originally Posted by Mashabator
She (Vania) started off slowly and was playing pretty badly and then she started to pick it up to get back from 5-2 to 5-5, she was pushing a bit too much in the first set and Rus was like a brick wall that kept hitting winners.
Then in the second set she got a bit more agressive and moved Rus round a bit more (rus was still soooo consistent) so many rallies went for so long! Rus kept hitting crazy winners from everywhere and at the end of long rallies.
Vania was playing really good though and in the third set Rus was making errors and vania started to hit some more winners. Rus was crazy tho she barely made any errors it seemed and got EVERYTHING back and kept hitting winners everywhere randomly
The stats at the end of the first, Rus had a higher first serve percentage and higher % of points won on 1st and 2nd serve, but by the end of the match Vania's serve % was higher as were here other two stats aswell so she really turned it around
Well, she was kinda lucky because she didn't get any seed in R1, but Tsurenko is tough player and she is motivated, won 4 matches last year here, ended 2011 with the trophy and played in Brisbane 3 tough matches... But I heard that Aran was quite good against King and I hope she is in the great form... I wish her all the good luck