Well done Victoria ! Nice match... moved forward in the forecourt better than she ever did in this tournament... that backhand smash was Federer like in the making. Nice control and variety too.
Victoria has faced 3 different types of great claycourters ; Beck and her amazing defense, Alizé's fire and Schiavone's variety... so she's really facing some quality opposition and improving with time. Schiavone played pretty well, nice try
Victoria's last two clay tournament have been great, F and QF and still counting 1 match away from making her 4th. consecutive GS SF. Victoria has also now made the QF of 5 of the last 6 slams ; Damn Cibulkova last year, she'd be on a 6 QF streak in slams since AO 2012. Anyways, onto the next opponent.