After she lost against Victoria Azarenka, Sara also lost her second match in Istanbul, 3-6, 6-7 to Na Li. However, despite not having a chance to go through to the semifinals anymore, Sara beat Jelena Jankovic in the last round robin match: 6-4, 6-4. Most importantly, the injury she sustained during the first match in Istanbul didn’t hinder her too much, she was able to move as well as always.
In doubles, Sara and Roberta played their semifinal against Makarova/Vesnina. Unfortunately they lost 6-4, 5-7, 3-10.
The WTA Championships were the last regular tournament of the season, however Sara is not done yet! Next weekend the Fed Cup final will be played in Cagliari. Sara, Roberta, Flavia Pennetta and Karin Knapp will face the Russian team of Alexandra Panova, Alisa Kleybanova, Irina Khromacheva and Margarita Gasparyan.
In the photogallery you can find all the pictures from Istanbul, both on- and offcourt. On Curiosi di Sport you can read a nice interview with Sara from Istanbul. And of course the WTA site has posted several videos with interviews and highlights of the matches.