Sunday, December 30, 2007

Petrova goes out in first round at Gold Coast

Tathiana Garbin, putting up what appeared--from my view of the electronic scoreboard--a hell of a fight, defeated second seed Nadia Petrova, 5-7, 7-5, 6-3 in the first round of the Mondial Women's Hardcourts in Gold Coast. I didn't follow the first set, but the second was interesting, with Garbin breaking Petrova at 4-3, then serving for the set and getting broken back. It went to 5-all, and Petrova had a break point on Garbin's second serve, yet Garbin not only held, but then broke Petrova again. I missed much of the third set, but it appeared to go Garbin's way from the outset, when she got an early break.

Next up for Garbin is the winner of the Razzano-Cibulkova match.