First set: Krejcikova* 4-1 Pavlyuchenkova (*denotes server)
Krejcikova takes full hold of this set, despite making an unforced error to go to 15-15. Pavlyuchenkova makes her own error so we go to 30-15 but a lob takes it to 30-30. Then a fine rally results in Krejcikova stepping into the centre of the court to crash a winner, she takes the game on her next serve.
First set: Krejcikova 3-1 *Pavlyuchenkova (*denotes server)
Two breaks now to the Czech, having been so wonky in the first game. Pavlyuchenkova’s turn to be nervous? It looks that way. Krejcikova is though beaten by a powerful backhand winner from the baseline. Pavlyuchenkova then misses a winner having been drawn in by some low-hanging slices. Then a drop shot forces another two break points. First one is saved by an even better drop shot. The next is a winner down the line for deuce. But then Pavlyuchenkova goes long for another break point to face. And again!Continue reading...