Birmingham 2011: 3rd round

Sara has just reached the third round in Birmingham. She played against Christina McHale, and again it was a close match between them. Both players seem to have served well; in the first set they both got broken once, before Sara won the set in a tiebreak. In the second set, McHale broke Sara in the first game. After that, Sara kept getting to 30 on McHale’s serve, but her only breakpoint came in the last game of the set. She couldn’t take it, and McHale took the set 6-4. The third set started with breaks for both, but then Sara took the lead, going 5-2 up and then breaking McHale for the win.

In the third round, Sara will play against Marina Erakovic from New Zealand. They have played twice before, and Sara leads the series 2-0. The last time they played was exactly a year ago, also in the third round in Birmingham.

Because there has been a lot of rain in Birmingham, Sara and Roberta haven’t started their doubles tournament yet.

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