Re: Offical Cheering Thread
she won again on Thursday at the Liverpool International Tennis
Ashley Harkleroad (USA)
Olga Savchuk (UKR)
Women's Singles: 6-2, 6-1
In the fourth game on centre court defending Women’s Champion Ashley Harkleroad overcame Olga Savchuk 6-2, 6-1.
On a sun drenched afternoon both players preferred to trade ground strokes from the base line as opposed to the traditional serve-and-volley, and it made for an intriguing battle of attrition.
The first set followed the form book with Harkleroad seizing the early impetus and deservedly took it 6-2.
The second set followed a similar trend with Harkleroad never letting Savchuk build up any sort of rhythm, as a result she struggled to reproduce anything like her best tennis.
Credit must go to the American Harkleroad who showed exactly why she not only lifted last year’s title, but also has an excellent chance of replicating that success this time round.