It was great to see her smiling again, and that little wink to Blanka had everyone laughing. She showed some moments of real class throughout that match but, as expected after such a long time out, just struggled to put it all together. Some brilliant backhands though, and served well under pressure at times. Just a shame her returning wasn't quite there today. She did really well to stay composed and dignified when things weren't going her way. A couple of iffy line calls and the crowd coming in while she was serving being two examples of what I mean.
Having said all of that Bally was outstanding, that's probably the best match she's ever played in terms of her serve and focus. Just had to be today against Ágnes didn't it?! Just her luck to be drawn, again, against the home favourite and then to have her play the match of her life.