Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Jarka too strong for Samantha.
For me, this is most possibly the best result of 2011! It featured a lot of things I love about tennis; Jarka dominating with her serve and powerful ground strokes, Sam Stosur losing and night matches!
In the first set Jarmila was flawless, she didn't loose a point on first serve and won 89% of points on serve in total, she fired down 7 aces and won 83% of points when returning the second serve from Sam, considered one of the best in game. Jarka even powered 78% of first severs in. It was a sensational set from Groth which she won 6-2.
The second se wasn't as smooth for Jarka, she quickly found her self down a break and 4-1 as stosur look poised to take the set, and push a decider. How ever in true Jarmila stile she fought hard and gridded down the points until she back on serve at 4-4 and the produced a break to serve for the match at 5-4. Groth was able to capitilize on her first match point at 40-15, reeling off 5 consecutive games, to take down top seed and Fed Cup team mate 6-2, 6-4.
The Quarterfinals will see Jarka take on either compatriot and wild card Jelena Dokic or German power house Andrea Petkovic.
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