Morning guys. Just settling in with the matches, waking myself up and the business.
10:49 Sorry guys, not up to doing the Rafa match. Not feeling well enough, need to eat and some other stuff. Thanks for reading my minimal updates, I’ll have lots of posts later as per usual, and be back tomorrow.
10:36 Unreal! Sam takes it, 8-6 in the third. She’s beaten Justine and Serena to get to the semis. WOW.
10:22 Sorry folks. Not feeling the greatest. A bit better now though. Epic intensity here at 5-all in the third. Sam just saved a match point. Serena holding easily now.
09:44 Oh. JJ just won. If you could hear me, you would hear the overwhelming enthusiasm I have for that match. Obviously.
09:42 Serena is back in this. Takes the tiebreak easily, and has found her forehand. Not good news for Sam.
09:27 Sam clearly nervous, Serena going for broke, and she picks a good time to get her first break of the match. She’ll serve at 4-5 to stay in the match.
09:22 Serena is ready to cry. Errors everywhere. Has zero solutions against Sam, and she’s trying to make things happen. Sam to serve for the match.
09:18 Not much to say. Sam is using the kick serve and variety to keep Serena off balance, and then running around forehands, creating angles, and holding easily. Serena losing most points off the second serve but fighting to stay alive.
09:09 Sam is still holding easily. Serena to serve at 2-3. She’s won 19% of the points off her second serve. Yeah, that ain’t gonna get it done against Superhero Slice.
09:03 Serena is clearly frustrated with the forehand and thinking about it too much. Doing a good job of fighting and hanging on for dear life in her service games.
08:58 JJ broke Slava to take the first set. Serena just barely holding. Sam doing it easily. Serving at 1-all.
08:48 Sam breaks easily to take the first set 6-2. The first four games were incredibly close. Serena seems to have lost the rhythm a bit. The match still has a way to go, Serena will come out fiery in the second, I would imagine. Other match at 5-all… apparently with JJ yelling at the chair. Blah blah blah.
08:44 Magic time, my friends. Sam takes her third break chance off of Serena… and then holds at love. Wowza.
08:39 Just flipped on JJ/Slava. Oh, PS, her coach called her that in Toronto, and this hilarious little 8 year old girl who sat in front of me at her second match, who I’m pretty sure was her biggest fan. So if you want a legit nickname, there ya go. 4-all, looking like a pretty high paced match.
08:36 Great shot Sam, great return Serena. Great shot Sam… so it goes. Still at deuce, 2-all.
08:32 Solid fighting from Sam, who got to deuce on Serena’s serve from 40-0. She’s at deuce on her own serve now. A match of small oppurtunities so far.