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Schaivone defeats Zakopavlova

July 24, 2012

The Italian tennis player, Francesca Schiavone, has defeated Klara Zakopalova convincingly in the third round of Wimbledon. Francesca won the match with ease. The score card, 6-0, 6-4, itself says how one sided the match was. Zakopalova has been defeated by Schiavone two times before in 2004. In the US open of 2004, Schiavone showed her the exit door in the very fast round. However, there is not much difference in the current WTA rankings of Schiavone and Zakopalova. Schiavone is currently ranked at no. 26, while, the current ranking of Zakopalova is 31.

Though Schiavone didn’t have a good start to the match, but, as the match went on, she started coming into the groove and dominating her opponent. She broke the service of Zakopalova three times consecutively and the score card was showing 5-0. Thereafter, she saved her service to win the first set 6-0.In the second set also, Schiavone kept the things pretty simple. She broke the service of Zakopalova once in the second set and took the lead. After that, she kept that lead till the end and won the second set 6-4.

Schiavone has been in mixed form through out this year. This is her 20th victory to go with her 17 defeats this year. In the second round, Schiavone will play against Petra Kvitova. Kvitova is currently at no. 4 in the world rankings. She was the winner of the womens’ singles title in the Wimbledon Championship of 2011. So, to defeat Kvitova and to register a place in the semifinals, Schiavone would have to play the tennis of high quality. She herself admitted that Kvitova is going to be a tough opponent and it would not be easy to defeat her. But, she said that she would try to give her best in that match.