Despite a really difficult match, Sara is in the third round in Rome! The first half of the match went quite well, and Sara took a 7-5, 5-2 lead. But then, as she said after the match, she "got nervous and couldn't close a single point." She had 5 matchpoints in the second set, but lost the set 7-5. In the third set, Sara took a quick 5-0 lead, and had another three matchpoints before finally closing out the match at 5-2, on her 9th matchpoints.
It may have been tough today, but getting through tough matches is always a good thing! In the third round, Sara will face Maria Kirilenko.
Sara and Roberta also started their doubles tournament today. After a bye, they beat Mladenovic/Voskoboeva in the 2nd round, 7-5, 6-4.