Serena Williams def. Dr.Ivo 7-6(3),6-3!
Good match for him, bad for me, he played at about the same level like in AO, but he was luckier this time and he deserved to win this tournament
I defended solid, but it was not enough for him, he didnt make many errors, but i had my chances and i had to use them, especially in the first set...i increased my serve power for this match, but it didnt make much difference, score would be the same anyway
He passed me brilliant few times and he was lucky to guess some of my serves when he needed to
We both had BP's just in one of the return games, i didnt use my, he used his and it made the difference, he also played great in the TB
1.set...we were holding serves very easily until i got to 5-4 lead where he had 15-40, but he made 2 strange errors to lead us to deuce...there i was extremely lucky as i won the point by a net cord, sorry
He saved first set point when i mistimed my shot and missed it...then, he made another strange error to hand me another set point which he saved with a 216 kmh ace
He managed to hold serve and we headed into the TB...he started perfect there, i hit a 2nd serve and after few tries of passing shot he played a perfect lob, it landed right on the line, i couldnt do anything
He got to 3-0, i held for 3-2 and he held for 5-2, that was a period of serve points...and then at 5-2, i missed 1st serve again and he used that chance to put in a brilliant passing shot which got him to 6-2...i saved first set point, but he used one on his serve
2.set...he gained momentum and played better on my serve and i couldnt do much on his...at 2-1, he guessed some serves and played nice shots to get to his first break point at 15-40...he used it when he forced me miss a volley...i could play that game better, but i couldnt get my 1st serve in and that made it tough, so he deserved to break me
Then we held our serves comfortably till the end of the match, my only chance was deuce at 4-2, but that was all i could do as he served out the match easily
Congrats on the title, you were a better player today, no doubt
Im happy with the final, nice result although i could play better in this match...GG and GL!