» Pironkova: a serve that most of the top ten would kill for.
» Kvitova: one of only a few lefties and with a net game to die for.
Neither were household names – heck, much of the crowd hadn’t even heard of Bepa.
Yet both women held up their part of the bargain putting on an inspired, no-nonsense display of guts, talent, nerve and physicality that I’m 99.9% certain would outstrip some “low-rent”, sorry-ass play-off involving CazWoz or Marion Bartoli.
Sorry Woz and Marion fans….but there it is.
All the while, Serena still hasn’t dropped a set and still claims not to have reached top gear.
I’ve seen the future of women's tennis – and it has no frills in it.