Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Petra Kvitova beats Vera Zvonareva in Istanbul

It was a nervy start for the two women in the first match at the WTA Championships, with both Kvitova and Zvonareva exchanging breaks.  The Wimbledon champion, Kvitova, held her serve first to go 3-2 up and did not look back as she took the set 6-2.  She ran away with the first set with some stunning winners on both sides and her amazing lefty serve started to get into gear.  Kvitova then went into a 4-1 lead in the second set with Zvonarava making too many errors.  But as we have seen many times before Zvonareva fought back to 4-4 as it was now Kvitova’s turn to break down.  Kvitova tensed up not getting her ball toss right and struggling to hit through the ball.  As you thought Zvonareva was going to win her serve and lead the second set she gifted the match with too many errors.  In the end Petra Kvitova never had to finish the match as her Russian opponent gave it all away with silly mistakes which don’t usually show up in her composed game especially at the closing stages of the match.  Petra Kvitova won 6-2, 6-4 and has won the first match of the Championships ...  but not exactly in style. 

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