Sigh. At least she finished the match better than she'd started. Fought pretty well in the second set and had some good moments, her BH seemed to get a little life back into it. But still, disappointing
Ashleigh Barty|Jarmila Gajdosova|Jelena Dokic
Li Na|Svetlana Kuznetsova|Sloane Stephens|Vera Zvonareva|Francesca Schiavone
Sigh...Stream died 15-40 in the last game - thought Sam could prolong the match by breaking Franny as she played really well to get to 15-40. As soon as I got my stream working again Sam was at the net shaking hands with Franny. Definitely not ideal preparations going into Melbourne - but I suppose lower expectations is not a bad thing for Sam. She didn't do too well going into Melbourne last year and lost a tightly contested match against Petra in the end so we can always hope for the best! Poor Sam though - not the home coming she would have wanted
Oh a lighter note, I marvel at how polite she was while asking for her drinks even though she was losing her match....awww sweet Sam....better luck at the Open!