Richou (2) def. Vanessa Child 6-2 4-6 6-4
It was a great match for me, and whether he thinks so or no, it was a great match in general.
The first set may seem routine, but it wasn't. I was 0/7 on break points, and I got his service games to deuce almost every time. Unfortunately I couldn't convert and he was able to when he got the chance.
Second set I stopped saying anything or even throwing my racket much at all, which I was doing a lot of in the first set. Though he continued to be unhappy I just tried to zone it out. I broke and then kept holding, which was very tough but I was able to keep my head and serve out the set.
Third set he broke early. I was still concentrating and kept my cool. I was able to break back and play some good tennis, but unfortunately he broke me in the final game
Richou is my friend and we enjoy chatting with each other about many things. But I didn't notice him playing any differently from the way he usually does. I have never played my best against him before, but today I was able to and maybe one or two points differently and I could have won the match. I wish you best of luck in the final against Tog, and I hope we can play again soon