how did she play? i only saw a small part of the second set and it looked very windy
I started watching at 5-5 in first set. Ajla broke Kiick for 6-5 and then she had awful next game and got broken to 15. And from tie break till the end of the match Ajla totally dominated and Kiick could not do much . . . Ajla's backhand and drop shots were really good today.
And it looks to me that she worked really hard on her fitness lately
I saw only about six games at the very start and Ajla looked pretty much out of sorts IMO. As if she needed quite a lot of time to settle in today and the wind certainly didn't help. Her serve wasn't really working too good and Kiick played pretty well herself, particularly down the line as I recall. I had to leave at 2:4 and wasn't very optimistic about the final outcome. Glad to see I was wrong.
I love second set bagel!
Good win for Ajla, even if she is sometimes slow getting into matches, she still has enough time to find rytham and then it's all good!
Hopefully she will have much better start vs Rogers!