Not really much Sara could do against a fully recovered Serena, as the French Open semifinals victory fades.
This time Sara leaves Philippe Chatrier Centre Court before her opponent – Serena Williams – after struggled wins against Alison Riske (7-6(1), 2-6, 6-0) and Carina Witthoeft (6-3, 4-6, 6-2), a convincing double 6-3 over the n.10 seeded Andrea Petkovic and a stunning QF result against the other German Julia Goerges, 6-2, 6-2.
Despite her side of the draw wasn’t the most advantageous since she had to fight against the queen of WTA, Sara still held a good chance considering the fact that last time they met in Fed Cup she had been only 2 points away from winning. Also, Serena’s game had been pretty slack during the whole tournament – v. Friedsam (5-7, 6-3, 6-3), v. Azarenka (3-6, 6-4, 6-2) and v. Stephens (1-6, 7-5, 6-3).
Even with Sarita’s best intentions, once again the court confirmed its monotonous favour: contrary to her french routine so far – Serena started to pound from the very beginning of the match with an early break. The n.1 Italian seed immediately broke back thanks to several passing shots but the American seemed not to like that audacity er muscles to proceed until the end of the first set. Unfortunately, every time Sara tried to contain her strength, Williams kept going using her most powerful weapon – Aces.
Second set was more balanced, Sara made every effort and even on a 3-4 disadvantage she kept striving to stay close but in the end she could not help but only push back 3 match points as well as umpire’s call “game, set, match Serena Williams” – 6-1, 6-3.