No sir, no dancin' today
The Petkovic boogie is out, and the Zvonareva backhand is in. The 7th seed may have had a tiny bit of trouble with the wind, but she had practically no trouble with opponent Andrea Petkovic. Zvonareva broke Petkovic six times, hit eighteen winners, made ten of eleven volleys, and committed only fourteen unforced errors.
Petkovic, who possesses a big serve but doesn't always have it available for use, won on only 33% of her first serves. Toward the end of the match, she broke Zvonareva when the the 7th seed served for the match, but she was quickly broken back.
(In Zvonareva's post-match interview on ESPN, commentator Hannah Storm referred to Dominika Cibulkova as "inexperienced" in major tournaments. This statement, in one form or another, is just more of the usual. It's as if her semifinal run in last year's French Open never existed.)
After her first two wins, Petkovic put on an exhibition of dancing for the spectators. She was taken out 6-1, 6-2 tonight, so fans will have to wait to see what Petkovic's next moves will be.