Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Serena shakes off rust to win first match of comeback.
Okay so the first set was bad, but you know, what more could you expect people? In case you forgot she did just have a year layoff and yes she did nearly die and yes Tsvetana is pretty good on grass. So Serena's tentative Wozniacki-esque half swing shot play saw her quickly down 0-5, but finally warmed up. as things go Serena held to 1-5 but Tsvetana served it out.
Second set, Serena decides to rock up and she bought her serve with her bursting out the banks to storm to 4-0 lead. Pironkova got one of the breaks back but couldn't manage the other as Serena served out the set 6-3 and got her first love game win in there some where too! And she eventually won the match 1-6 6-3 6-4.
And seriously, well done to Serena Williams, she was coming into her own more and more in the second two sets and I imagine she will want to forget the first sharpish. She's by no means back to her best but there are definitely signs that she could be there soon.
Serena said in here post match presser, "It's great to be back and I'm excited. Tsvetana is a great player – she beat Venus at Wimbledon last year. I'm rusty yeah, but I really enjoy playing on grass. And I'm honestly just taking things one day at a time."
Oh yeah and meanwhile in 's-Hertogenbosch Kim Clijsters has suffered a big blow losing to world number 81 6-7 3-6 and to make things worst she appeared to re-injure her ankle...thing not looking good for Kim.