March 29, 2009
Serena sweats but advances to 4th Round
The impression that you may get from this image is that Serena is trying to calm down or gain her composure. Well that is exactly what she HAD to do in the highly contested first set of her 3rd round match. Shuai Peng was leading 3-1 in the 1st set before Serena could get a handle on the situation. One problem was the unusually high number of double faults, 6 to be exact, coupled with a string of errors. Serena was great with her break point conversion (86%). Serena found her groove in the second set and when it was all said and done, Serena struck back and won in straight sets, 7-5, 6-2. Serena advances to the 4th Round where she will meet her 2nd Chinese opponent, 17th seeded Jie Zheng.