01:00 – A Bondarenko v Peer
Rankings are 32 and 30. head to heads are 1-1.
Tough one to call. Peer has perhaps had some easier games to get here but she has dealt with each of them very well.
I think the nerves will affect both at some stage of the match and the first thing to suffer will be the serve. Looks like another for Patrick’s 15-40 strategy 😉
Id give a very slight edge to Peer. We could see another 3 setter.
Update: A surprisingly one sided 1st set saw several breaks of serve. Bondarenko was soon in control and took the set 6-2. In the second set it was closer but both women found it difficult to hold their serve.
In the end it was Bondarenko who lost serve the least times and that was the difference between them.
She won 6-2, 6-4.