Congrats to Alize. I finally have some internet, a bit limited but internet nonetheless. I was at least able to watch the match on tv, I didn't think either player played that well but Alize was clearly slightly better. Too many errors from her forehand though. I thought Marina played an okay match and made Alize earn it though, it wasn't an easy win, as I expected she hit some nice volleys but Alize of course had the edge in rallies. I do think Alize will have to play quite a bit better against Elena V, who reached the final last year and obviously can handle the local conditions.
agree with you howard. It was far from the best alize there,she said after the match that she felt some stress because of this is the first match in 2010, the first tournament.
She better has to step it up a little bit cause vesnina is a big hitter who has good record in that tournament.
Hope she ll be able to produce some better tennis even though its always good for confidence to win ugly.
The satisfaction is her serve(66% first serve),