Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Kuznetsova out in first round in Stuttgart
5th-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova, the finalist in last week's tournament in Beijing, lost in the first round of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart today. Kuznetsova was defeated, 6-4, 5-6, 7-5 by a hot-serving Patty Schnyder.
It has been my contention for some time--despite Schnyder's own protests--that when Patty's serve is on, she can beat anyone on the tour. It was on today. She had a first serve percentage of 69, a first serve win percentage of 72, and a second serve win percentage of 66. She hit three aces and no double faults. That is almost as good as it gets.