Final score, 26 67(3).
I really wanted her to get to her first QF! She had her chances-- a set point before the rain delay, then serving for the set after, and of course the tb!
But as Curcubeu said, experience paid off, and Pennetta's watched as her countrywoman have surpassed her as she sat by the sidelines injured.
Still Simona's best ever performance at a Slam, and she has nothing to defend at next year's AO-- so only the beginning of the rise!