Originally Posted by Wintermute
Sort of glad I didn't stay up to watch this. Can anyone please summarise for me how Anna is playing and what's not working?
I think we all need to hope now for a kind AO draw. If she can just win one round there it will be some good points in the bag.
Well she started the match on fire - hitting at least 3 consecutive winners to break Errani from the off, and actually backed that up with a hold to love herself. From there, however, the games would get decently close (like 30-30) and Anna would make a foolish error and Errani would end up taking the game usually - Anna led 4-2 in the first, but Errani got it to 4-5 and had some set points. Anna bravely fought them off and the set ended with a close tie-breaker (that TB though ended on a long, basically pushing-point from both players with a weird low ball that landed right at Anna's feet and she didn't even get. She walked back to her chair at like -5 miles an hour
The second set was just an increase to the errors of the first, Errani breaking immediately and Anna showing some occasional fighting spirit.