KremlinCup Russia, Round 2
Anastassia Myskina def. Magui Serna 6-3 and 6-1
Though both players hold their serve pretty save at the beginning of the
match, it was Myskina who dominated every ralley, and it was surely not
Sernas great serve, that allowed her to equal the score for 1-1, but
rather a few unforced and absolutely unnecessary errors of the russian at
Sernas service game.
So actually it was not Serna who hold her serve, it was Anastassia who did
NOT break her. But that should change soon. She broke the serve of the
left handed spanish player for a 3-1 lead without showing great effort but
then tried to hold with even less effort, which was pretty stupid as she
had to concider a re-break straight away.
But now Anastassia knew what she had to do. She made her opponent run all
over the court to make sure she cant use her dangerous ground strokes
properly, broke her again and won the first set after 29 minutes with 6-3.
Set two started like a copy of set 1. Sernas second service game was
broken but now Anastassia started enjoying herself and the match, and
finally showed bits of her abilities on court. When she broke Serna for
the second time in a row she did that, by first hitting three excellent
drop shots in a row and then watching sernas attemt of playing a drop shot
ending in the net.
After all, Anastassia did not show her best tennis today, but she did
enough to win that match savely with 6-3 and 6-1 and to proceed to the
quarterfinal, where she surely has to show better tennis as today.