A-Rad came back from a set and 0-4 down to reel off the next six games and win 46 64 62. Good on her. I went to sleep thinking she was about to get bageled.
And Bepa avenged her rather dramatic loss to Flavs at the USO with a rather dramatic three set win in Beijing. Apparently there was a lot of sniping from both of them because of some questionable line calls. And as the China Open site describes:
Early in the match, Pennetta was berating herself for mistakes, but by the end of the second set, Zvonareva took her turn. She met with her coach twice during the match.
Five times in the match the chair judge corrected the line judges. On the fifth, Zvonareva argued to keep the original call. She then loudly and aggressively scored the next point, but lost the game.
In the third set, when Zvonareva was up 3-2, Pennetta took a break after a back injury. After examination on and off court, she returned to win two more games.
Pennetta fought until the last point, arguing with the chair judge over shots missing the sideline. Finally, Zvonareva won the 2 1/2 hour match with a close 7-5 set.
Heh. Sounds like a doozy.
After a mild bit of scouring I couldn't find any pictures from these two matches. Apparently Marion Bartoli is more of a press score than A-Rad, Flavs, or Bepa. But these pics are great.
Perhaps the best thing about that Bepa picture? The caption: "Vera Zvonareva happily met and signed autographs for some of her fans during some time off from matches."
Yeah, she looks ecstatic, WTA.