She just beat Pisnik 7-5, 7-6 (11-9). She is definitely benefiting from Venus' withdrawl because Venus would have been her third round opponent.
I remember that match; it was in Warsaw and I know that the most important thing is that Venus won.Zvonerevian said:Francesca is awesome, and has beaten top players before. In fact she was giving Venus an Amelia Island style whupping before having an Amelia Island style choking earlier this year. (6-1 3-0?)
Sounds like she's doing well. I saw in the statistics that she was playing the net a lot.fammmmedspin said:Francesca is fighting (saw todays win) today's match was almost all fran - she either hit something extravagant or missed. She kept on breaking but not holding and then let a 4-1 lead in the TB go - but when she got aggressive she just kept on winning from 30/40- 15 down on Pisnik's serve. She's broken Venus, Kim and serena regularly this year too - if she ever learns to hold serve the next game she will be well into the top 20.
The other thing today was I suddenly thought I was watching Novotna. Fran served and volleyed tons, she practically flew up for overheads and the inability to hold serve reliably when she needed too looked vaguely familiar too.