First time Tammy won more than 3 games in a set from Sharapova. I thought she fought well in the second set. Sharapova definitely got tested but did well to finish the match.
Magdalena Maleeva's last words at her send-off:
"There is a saying that there is no friendship in tennis, but I've proven the opposite. After all of them are here, it means that there is friendship and I want to thank them for being here tonight. I hope the fans are happy too."
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Too good from Maria in first set, she was dictating rallies, Tamarine was always under the pressure. Then since 0-3 in second Maria started to make more errors, Tamarine raised her level a bit towards the end, she went for the shots more so it was more competetive...A bit of luck at 3-5 15-15 when the hindrance was called, it would be most probably 3-5 15-30...still the fight was pretty much for nothing, the moonball try at 5-5 BP wasn´t really the best idea.