Vera lost a very close match to Marketa, almost 3 hours! 67 76 46. Vera was up a break at 43 in the 3rd, but could not hold serve from there. Too bad, but happy with her run here. Hopefully a good draw for next week's AO
2 h 48 mins ! Epic battle
A very close hard-fought high-quality match
Smart tennis, great defense from both. Many strong exhausting long rallies.
A shame that someone had to lose. Both deserved to win.
Marketa had the youth on her side, younger and seemed fresher.
Vera can be proud that she can still play such high level at the age of 36.
I can say I have only respect for Vera. She played strong and gave everything.
She smashed her racquet several times into the bag after the loss. Understandable.
But I´m sure she is over it now. And already focusing on Aus Open.
Vera got into MD of St Petersburg premier tournament with a WC. Yesterday she played qualifier, Arina Rodionova and won quite comfortable 61 63 . After wining the first set easily, Vera went down 03, but once she broke back, she got past her and never looked back.