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Week 9 - WTA 250 - ATX Open - Austin, TX, USA (outdoor hard)


So to update the draw

R1: DART, Harriet (GBR) 110 (CH=84 2022) v ANDREEVA, Erika (***) 135 (CH=118 2022) LL

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Erika is really rather slight, but hits a big ball. Harriet's serve leaving her very vulnerable.

Six breaks to open

3-3*

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Erika is 18, got up to #11 in juniors.
She's also the older sister of Mirra (born 2007) who has already made top-300 WTA (and is #2 or so in juniors, despite having nearly three more years of juniors to play)

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Harriet misses 2 break points and Andreeva gets the first hold and looks the better player in the early exchanges.

*3-4

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Andreeva showing wonderful shots whilst Harriet is frustrated and not able to counter.

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Harriet has the shots just needs to calm down and play as she knows she can.

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Andreeva should have broken at *4-5 but missed some basic returns then played a terrible game to allow Harriet to break to love.

But despite a horrendous overhead the Russian breaks to 30 and it's a tiebreak.

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Not the greatest showcase of women's tennis...... :(

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Jodie watching again - good to see - shame about the tennis though

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That tiebreak was absolutely horrendous (from both).

Harriet has played far better than this this year (and still lost, to be fair). It wouldn't take a big increase in level to turn this around but her body language doesn't fill me with hope the come back is on.

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Got the break for *4-2 and immediately lost it. But broke again from 0-30* and will get the chance to serve for this set too.

*5-3



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PaulM wrote:

Got the break for *4-2 and immediately lost it. But broke again from 0-30* and will get the chance to serve for this set too.

*5-3


 Feels like Harriet has settled down now. 1 set all and a break in the 3rd set (not that that seems to mean anything)



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Andreeva holds a long game with a net cord. The Russian seems to have lost all confidence taking balls out the air, made so many howlers today.

*2-1

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So having missed a chance for *3-0, Harriet now gets broken from *30-0.

2-2*

From 0-30* to break point, saved with a bold serve and volley. Couple of deuces later she gets another chance and Andreeva goes long.

*3-2

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Andreeva holds. Then comes out on top of a brutal point at *30-30, Harriet finds a decent serve to save it, but a weak backhand gives the Russian a second chance. Saves it after a successful challenge, gets a cheap return error for a game point, and a wild forehand gives her the game.

5-3*

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