I thought they had 50 people in the stands,but I stand corrected. The WTA can really pack those fans in. They might as well cancel the the tournament in the future along with the Russian tournament where no fans attend the matches.
Well a bit disappointed with that one. Petko played well and she really deserves that Semi. It's just a bit sad that Nastya reached 4 big QFs this year (Madrid, RG, US Open, Beijing) and always failed to advance to the semis. I really think for her it's time to get a proper coach. She really has the shots but she needs to improve her serve. But the biggest issue is really her fitness. She won't win matches like these by hitting one awesome winner followed by 2 errors before she hits another amazing winner again. She just isn't feisty enough and that's the difference to Petko right now. I'm sure if she improves her fitness she would be able to focus point by point and not let some points go down like this.
I'm sure she would improve if she gets a proper coach, similar to Safina.
N. VAIDISOVA - T. GOLOVIN - A. BONDARENKO - A. SZAVAY
A. PAVLYUCHENKOVA - D. HANTUCHOVA - Y. WICKMAYER
J. GOERGES - J. GADJOSOVA - E. VESNINA