Hobart 2011: 2 wins

Sara got two wins in Hobart today. In singles she beat Anna Chakvetadze, in a close match: 7-6 6-3. Chakvetadze broke Sara in the first game of the match, but Sara broke back immediately. Then she broke again, and led 4-2. Sara fought back again though, and even had setpoints on Chakvetadze’s serve on 5-4. However, she didn’t take these and the set went to a tiebreak. Sara stayed cool in the tiebreak, and took her 4th setpoint to win it 7-5. In the second set, Sara broke early, but she couldn’t consolidate. She broke again at 2-2, and then never gave away the lead, finishing the match with another break, to win the second set 6-3.

Considering the difficult conditions (it was very windy), Sara played a good match, and hopefully she can keep playing like this and win her next round (vs Arvidsson or Molik) as well.

In doubles, Sara and Roberta played against Ferguson and Molik, in what can be considered a preview for next month’s Fed Cup tie between Italy and Australia, and they won easily: 6-2, 6-1. They didn’t lose their serve all match, while breaking the opponents 5 times. In the next round, they will play another Australian duo: Dominikovic/Moore.

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