Archive for August 18, 2013

The blink moment @ Cincinnati

Talking about Li Na‘s blink moment last month, now it’s Serena’s blink moment.

Serena won the first set easily at 2. Victoria Azarenka is serving at 0:40 but leads 4:2 in the second set. Her serve was out and Serena did not challenge. A few points later she eventually loses the game. IF she challenged, it was her game – would bring the score to 3:4 on serve, and the third set might not be necessary. I do not know what has crossed her mind at that moment. She has the challenges at her disposal yet she elected not to use one of them, giving a won game to the opponent.
Serena was very relaxed (or tired .. Neither of them had won this tournament before.) throughout the match. She loses her serve and the set, at 6:2.
At third set tie break, Victoria was serving at 4:3 but lost both serves.
5:4 Serena began to serve.
5:5 Serena missed an open court
6:5 Victoria had the match point.
6:6 Serena hit a cross court return winner
7:6 .. few more rallies .. Victoria won at the net .. Oh well.
6:7 Serena goes to serve.. She sends a baseline shot to the net ..oh well.

John Isner lost to Nadal earlier in two straight tiebreaks. OH well.

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