Monday, February 9, 2009
Kanepi labors to take out Medina Garrigues
I predicted that the Kaia Kanepi-Anabel Medina Garrigues match would be a good, long match--and it was. Medina Garrigues won the first set, 6-3, and Kanepi won the second, 6-2. Kanepi served for the match at 5-4 in the third, at which time Medina Garrigues saved three match points, and had a break point. Kanepi saved that break point, then Medina Garrigues had a second break point, and Kanepi saved that one, too. But then Kanepi double-faulted, giving Medina Garrigues a third break point, which she converted. Any hope the Spaniard had was short-lived, however. Kanepi broke her at love, and won the match on her next match point.