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Ksenia Pervak - Heather Watson Live

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Nationality Player Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5
United KingdomH Watson476--
KAZK Pervak662--

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  1. - - WATSON 4-6 7-6 6-2 - GAME, SET & MATCH! And she has done it! Watson follows a wonderful cross-court backhand with a forehand down the line to the same target. After two killer serves aren’t returned into the court, she has three match points. And the next point is a series of forehands, back and forth, back and forth, until Watson changes direction and hits down the line to the left of Pervak. This shifts the Kazakh off balance and she strikes into the net.

  2. - - PERVAK 6-4 6-7 2-5 - The pair embark on some middle-of-the-court action for about six or seven shots, before Pervak boldly moves to the net. Her volley is nothing special but Watson misjudges and the ball goes past the baseline. The Brit draws it back to 30-30 all, before a fine forehand to the back right-corner and another long shot from the Watson gives her the game. Watson is now serving for the match.

  3. - - WATSON 4-6 7-6 5-1 - Watson falls behind 15-30 in her service game, faulting two of her serves and sending the second ones down at a significantly slower pace. Pervak takes advantahe, until she dumps a careless shot too low into the net before going to high with the next one, and it’s 40-30 to Watson. She puts away a deep serve and Pervak can’t get to it. Watson receiving for the match.

  4. - - PERVAK 6-4 6-7 1-4 - Pervak rallies and grabs one back, but there is hint of defeat in her shots now and the way she not scrambling on her feet quite as well as before.

  5. - - WATSON 4-6 7-6 4-0 - Watson holds her serve easily as Pervak looks as if she's about to shatter. Watson is clearly feeling fatigue set in but she's motoring away with a renewed energy. Let's call it a second stomach.

  6. - - WATSON 4-6 7-6 3-0 – BREAK! And back to Court 8 we go, where Watson has well and truly pulled it together to take the lead in the third set, with two breaks in hand. The balance of this game and completely shifted and the Brit has replaced the frustrated screaming and racket-throwing with a hint of a smile as she pummels away at Pervak.

  7. - - WATSON 4-6 7-6 (9-7) – SET! Finally she gets the volley she botched last time right, carefully placing it where Pervak can’t reach to go to set point for Watson. And she swings it wide of the tramlines. 7-7. Pervak makes the same mistake in the next point, before hitting wildly wide again and Watson is back in the safe zone and still has the third set to play with.

  8. - - She saves one by holding on in a 28-shot rally – the matches longest – which Pervak screws up first, hitting into the net. Pervak goes wide in the next point and it’s 6-5 ... and goes wide again! This is edge-of-the-seat stuff! It’s 6-6 and Watson is serving.

  9. - - Watson needs to take more control of the ball or she is going to give away the match here. She goes long again, and in the following point constructs a perfect set-up for a volley into an empty right court but bizarrely flings it into the air and out. Watson loses another and it’s three match points.

  10. - - Watson needs to take more control of the ball or she is going to give away the match here. She goes long again, and in the following point constructs a perfect set-up for a volley into an empty right court but bizarrely flings it into the air and out. Watson loses another and it’s three match points.

  11. - - Watson pummels away two-handed backhands to Pervak’s left baseline, flicking the ball wider and wider each time and the Kazakh undercompensates, not reaching far enough and barely touching the winner with her racket. Watson is leading 3-2, but frustratingly turns to an unforced error again that goes out. It's now 3-3.

  12. - - Controversy! Watson is shocked by a line call. 'Watch the line!' she cries. Pervak isn't ready to let this drop and she bounces ahead to go up 40-0 and only lets Watson in for one point before closing the game and sending the set to a tie-break decider.

  13. - - WATSON 4-6 6-5 - Watson doesn't let the frustration of the previous game get the better of her and pounces, sending a big forehand down the far corner before Pervak nets and the Brit consequently nets the game, to take another shot at the title. The set, that is.

  14. - - PERVAK 6-4 5-5 - Pervak sends the ball long again and we’re back to deuce, a passionate crowd screaming ‘Let’s go Watson’. The Brit mirrors Pervak’s mistake and gives Pervak the advantage again, following it with yet another over-hit drive to aid Pervak in saving the game and set.

  15. - - Watson roars ahead, controlling Pervak's serve. But Pervak displays some skilful cross-court movement and pounds a forehand high top spin that goes down the line to Watson's left. Watson screws up her set point catastrophically, hitting over a simple shot too much and cursing out loud as it hits the net She gets the advantage via a shot into the net from the other end, but throws it away before hitting out and giving Pervak the advantage.

  16. - - WATSON 4-6 5-4 - Watson holds serve. It looked very comfortable until a double fault closed her lead to 40-30 and sent her just a little of balance. A backhand that goes too long gives her Kazakh counterpart the break point but she send down a mighty serve, and then ... a volley! She closes in and keeps the game to make Pervak serve for the set. In the previous game Pervak held her serve to love with an ace at the end, just to make it look good.

  17. - - PERVAK 6-4 3-3 - This game goes to deuce as well as Pervak serves deep to save a break point. But Watson dumps into the net and Pervak holds.

  18. - - WATSON 4-6 3-2 - The obvious question after so many breaks is: can Watson now hold serve? She didn't do it without trouble, but she did do it. She fights off break points in style this time, with one forehand an absolute winner down the line. Watson is finally finding her range on court and has snuck ahead in the second set for the first time.

  19. - - WATSON 4-6 2-2 - BREAK! Watson pulls a rabbit out of a hat to break Pervak, who only managed one point in this game.

  20. - - WATSON 4-6 2-1 - Watson faces another break point after coming up second best in an 18-shot rally but saves it. She hands her opponent another after coming into the net for a volley that isn't good enough and watches as it sails back into the empty court behind her. And it's not devoid of danger that Watson claims her first game in the second set.

  21. - - PERVAK 4-6 0-1 - BREAK! Watson is down two break points but she forces Pervak into a corner and the Kazakh dumps it into the net, before hitting one out in the following point to bring it to deuce. Pervak converts her third break point on the advantage though. Can Watson pull this match back?

  22. - - PERVAK 6-4 - SET! We’re back on Court 8 now and Watson is in the business of saving set points too, down 15-40 and getting a point back. But she didn't take it that step further, and lost on the next point. That followed a horrible game from Watson which she practically gave to Pervak who broke to love.

  23. - - PERVAK 4-2 - The pair trade points and it goes to deuce multiple times. Pervak sends the ball into the net to give Watson a chance at breaking but she doesn't do it, and Parvak finds a forehand winner to hold her serve after all.

  24. - - PERVAK 3-2 - BREAK! Excellent use of the court from Watson. She's forcing Pervak across the court and back again before pouncing at the net. This game she's playing catch-up but is not giving it away lightly, until Pervak comes in for a rare shot at the net, and Watson hits is straight to the Kazakh to hand her the advantage and then the game.

  25. - - WATSON 2-2 - BREAK! These last two games have been the pole opposite of the first two, and. Watson has settle into her game now and the Aussie crowd are loving her.

  26. - - WATSON 1-2 - Here we go. I get to write Watson's name at the beginning of my post now. She wins the game to love. These two are both baseliners and they’re keeping it at the back of the court. Watson hits a winner down the left which Pervak runs for and the Brit pops it into an empty court.

  27. - - PERVAK 2-0 - Watson wins her first point of the match after lagging 0-40 in the second game. The crowd gives her an encouraging cheer. She hits long and Pervak holds her serve.

  28. - PERVAK 1-0 - BREAK! And we're off! Watson has opted to serve after winning the toss and the pair start their first meeting. The left-hander Pervak sends a smouldering forehand down Watson's right-hand line to take her up 30-0, and she wins the Brit's service game to love.

  29. - PERVAK 1-0 - BREAK! And we're off! Watson has opted to serve after winning the toss and the pair start their first meeting. The left-hander Pervak sends a smouldering forehand down Watson's right-hand line to take her up 30-0, and she wins the Brit's service game to love.

  30. - - We're going to dive into Court 8 now to watch Watson. The 20-year-old from Guernsey came back from a set down and stomach cramps to win her first-round match against Alexandra Cadantu. Can she continue her run here against Pervak?

Ksenia Pervak

Nationality RUS
Date of Birth 27/05/1991
Height 1.7 m
Weight 60 kg

Heather Watson

Nationality GBR
Date of Birth 19/05/1992
Height 1.7 m
Weight 63 kg

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  1. Watson. what a fighting spirit? Come on girl, twice you­ have recovered from a set down. Well done.

    From Guy, on Wed 16 Jan 7:40
  2. Is it pervak or perverts . Which ever one . wats ­ show her u r a true brits . Rock solid

    From Ibikunle Akitipi, on Wed 16 Jan 7:21
  3. Strange Russian flag showing!

    From bobby, on Wed 16 Jan 6:27
  4. C'mon Watson! The next round Agnieszka waiting for­ you :)

    From Krzysztof, on Tue 15 Jan 11:54
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