Sara got two good wins in the first rounds in Linz. In doubles, she and Alberta Brianti played a long and close match against Grandin/Uhlirova. They won the first set in a tiebreak, lost the second set, also in a tiebreak, and then took the matchtiebreak 10-4. This is only Sara’s second tournament with Brianti, but they won their only previous tournament (Palermo 2010).
In singles, Sara had a very solid win over Polona Hercog: 6-0 6-3. Sara served very solid, as she won 75% of the points on her serve, and only faced one breakpoint, which Hercog missed. In the second round, Sara will play against Dominika Cibulkova. They have met 5 times before, and Cibulkova leads the series 3-2.
Two pictures from Linz have been added to the photogallery.