Friday, February 29, 2008

Kuznetsova and Dementieva in Dubai final

I won't watch the Kuznetsova-Jankovic semifinal until tonight, but I understand it was quite something, with thirteen breaks of serve.

I was cheering strongly for Francesca Schiavone in her semifinal against Elena Dementieva. The first set was probably the best quality set I've seen all season. When Schiavone got the thigh cramp, I got that terrible feeling. Somehow, the pain morphed to her quad, and by the third set, she just wasn't there, and made enough unforced errors to hand the match to her opponent. All in all, though, great tennis from both players.

Kuznetsova def. Jankovic, 5-7, 6-4, 6-3

Dementieva def. Schiavone, 5-7, 7-5, 6-2

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