So the whole reason I stayed up all night to watch Ana play at 4am was because I was convinced that this would be the only match I'd get to see her play at Wimbledon (ESPN didn't cover the other two). So imagine my shock and awe when she broke in the first game and then served three aces in the second game to consolidate the break.
What the hell is going on here?
Of course, she still had her Ana moments, lapsing in the middle of the first to give Sam the break back before breaking (via two double fault gifts from Sam) and holding to take the first set. From there Sam kind of disappeared and Ana cruised to victory, 75 62. She served well (lapse notwithstanding), the forehand was cracking, and she was moving her feet and covering the court well.
So Ana makes it to the second week of Wimbledon. Huh. Wasn't expecting that. Luckily it's all going to end on Monday at the hands of Venus (who's 5-0 up on CSN right now). But I like that match. Ana can play with no pressure and the goal is simply not to get double bageled. Still a tough task, but somewhat doable.
Especially with Adam in her box. Adam for President!