Both Serena and Flavia traded breaks numerous times throughout this 3 set battle (4 breaks for Flavia and 8 breaks for Serena) but Serena pulled through. Serena hit 11 ACES and 5 double faults. Flavia hit 2 ACES and 5 double faults. The match lasted 2 hours and 26 minutes! Things were looking quite bleak but as history shows, you can never count out SERENA WILLIAMS. She's a FIGHTER and if you want the "W(in)", you have to pretty much take it TO her and FROM her. To further solidify my strong dislike for the way things are handled at THE TENNIS CHANNEL, when Nadal's match ended on Stadium Court, Serena's match was still in progress. Instead of switching to her match, they (TTC) opted to Show Andy Roddick's match.....FROM YESTERDAY! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr !!!
March 30, 2008
Serena survives scare; Advances to 4th Round
Talk about coming back from the brink of defeat, Serena showed her championship mettle to overcome Flavia Pennetta 6-7, 6-3, 6-2. I could only watch the "point tracker" online and it was the must uncomfortable feeling. Serena was leading like 5-2 or 5-3 in the 1st Set. I started cooking dinner and the next thing I knew, a 1st set tie-break was in progress. I was shocked beyond belief. I guess Serena went "walk-about." To make matters worse, Pennetta was leading 3-0 in the 2nd Set. I was like "Serena, we can't lose you in the 3rd Round, get it together." Serena then strung together 6 straight games to claim the 2nd set.