Justine hadn't lost a set at Roland Garros since 2005. That's 40 straight sets. Somehow, inexplicably really, Masha broke that streak on a cold, wet, dark evening. For all the upsets on the men's side today, this actually might be the most shocking development of the day.
It's a shame the match had to be called for light. Masha was hitting out, Justine lost all rhythm on her forehand, and the momentum was clearly on the Screamer's side. I was a little surprised that Mike Joyce wanted the match suspended after Maria won that second set. They could have gone for another 10-15 minutes and given their respective forms, Maria could have gone into tomorrow with a break lead in the last set. But no matter.
One set for the fourth round. I think Justine will come out having righted her shambolic groundies and getting her gameplan back together. To top it all off, it's forecasted to rain all day tomorrow so if they do take the court, the conditions could be even slower. I reluctantly have to tip it to Justine. But this was a great set of tennis for Maria. Davai!