Monday, August 25, 2008

Chakvetadze out of U.S. Open in first round

When Ekaterina Makarova served for the match, at 1-6, 6-2, 5-3, her opponent, Anna Chakvetadze, had three break points to stay in the match. Makarova saved all three, however, and won on her first match point. The players' stats are remarkably similar; if anything, Chakvetadze's are a bit better. But someone has to win, even if the stats are the same.

This loss has to really sting, coming just after Chakvetadze's failure to win the championship in New Haven. And especially since she has done so much to improve her game.


Anonymous said...

I was there in the front row. I was so sad. My dad and i wanted Chakvetadze to win.

Diane said...

I wanted Chak to win, too.