Roland Garros day 4

28 05 2009




Maria Sharapova beats Nadia Petrova(11) 6-2 1-6 8-6


This match was already before it started the match of the day. Maria is coming back from a long shoulder injury that kept her out for most of the last 12 months. She only played one tournament coming into Roland Garros and also is not very much at ease at clay. Nadia Petrova definitely is, she has had major success on the red dirt and is always a very dangerous opponent. The biggest opponent of Petrova are her own nerves that often get the best of her and have lost her many tight matches. Today was no different.

In the first set Maria was hitting the ball extremely hard en precise and left Nadia surprised. The second set was at a very high level from Petrova and Sharapova made more and more errors. At a point away from being down 5-2  in the third set Sharapova looked ready to go home. But then her mental toughness showed and she started pummeling shots down the line in her typical fashion.

A highly entertaining and good quality match.




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