Thursday, November 3, 2011

Petrova and Ivanovic hit first in Bali

Nadia Petrova and Ana Ivanovic are the first semifinal of the Commonwealth Bank Tournament of Champions in Bali after defeating Peng Shuai and Roberta Vinci respectively. This Friday will complete the quarter-final duels between Anabel Medina and Marion Bartoli and Lisicki Sabine and Daniela Hantuchova.

Nadia Petrova , No. 31 in the WTA ranking, qualified for the tournament in Bali after winning in College Park. The Russian was framed in the draw with China's Peng Shuai , one of the 'wild cards' issued by the organization, which passed by an aggregate score of 6-4, 6-3 after an hour and twenty minutes of play Center Court at the Bali International Convention Centre. After an even game early, Petrova was able to impose his experience in the final rush of the first set to solve the first race in his favor. Less channel soon the second act, signing a break in the early stages, ending with the party also solve the rest.

Ana Ivanovic , number 26 in the WTA ranking and one of the beneficiaries of an invitation from the organization, beat Italy's Roberta Vinci by a score of 6-3 and 6-3 after one hour and ten minutes. After a brilliant start of Serbia (4-0), the transalpine reacted, making up the result against the first set and take the lead in the second. The comeback seemed possible, especially when Ivanovic had to be considered by the physiotherapist on track by problems in his right ankle. It was then when he breaks the chain of a situation from which the Balkan fared better, who met his move to the next stage in the fast lane. Petrova, and Ivanovic have been measured to date eleven times, with a background of 6-5 in favor of Belgrade.

Spanish participation in Bali is reduced to the figure of Anabel Medina , who will play their quarter-final against France's Marion Bartoli this comes from 10.30 Spanish time. "It's the fastest track in which I have ever played," admitted the torrentinos before leaving the tournament of champions.


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