Sara played her first match at the WTA Championships tonight, against Maria Sharapova. Their only previous meeting was at the Roland Garros final this year. Today the match ended with exactly the same scoreline as then! 6-3, 6-2 to Sharapova. However, Sara played well, especially in the beginning of the match. The first two games were very long, and the first set took almost an hour. The second set was a little easier for Sharapova, but as always, Sara kept fighting and never let the match go.
The thigh injury that forced her to retire from Beijing didn’t seem to be bothering Sara anymore; she was moving as well as always.
Tomorrow Sara will have a day off; she’ll play her remaining two round robin matches on thursday and friday.