In the ninth game of the second set, we were treated to twelve deuces. During that game, Dulko held six set points. Both players were punch-drunk, just shaking their heads and grinning when their "sure things" slipped by. To add to the drama, Williams had to have treatment for an ankle injury. In the next game, there were six deuces, and Dulko was broken.
Williams wound up converting only four of eighteen break points, but she was able to close the match at 6-3, 7-5. All credit to Serena, who never gives up, but Dulko pretty much beat herself. Still, the match was highly entertaining and exciting.