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Francesca Schiavone - Varvara Lepchenko Live

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Nationality Player Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5
United StatesV Lepchenko368--
ItalyF Schiavone636--

Live Comments

  1. - - SCHIAVONE 6-3 3-6 6-8 – GAME SET AND MATCH LEPCHENKO! Lepchenko is serving for the match but once more she freezes, this is terrible as she fluffs her way to three break-back points down. She pulls the first back as she pings a double-handed forehand away from Schiavone, then brings it back to deuce. Some to-and-fro on deuce. And now match point to Lepchenko – TAKEN WITH A VOLLEY AT THE NET! Finalement the American is through. Next for her is Kvitova! Women's draw.

  2. - - SCHIAVONE 6-3 3-6 6-7 – BREAK! No tie-break on the third set so it’s sudden death by break. Two break points for Lepchenko though as she pounds one from the baseline that Schiavone can’t reach! First serve is out... the second is good, a rally ensues and a wicked pass down the line by the American sees her break! Again she serves for the match!

  3. - - SCHIAVONE 6-3 3-6 6-6 – Lepchenko surges 40-0 up and should hold easily but she goes long once and is caught by a cute drop-shot for a second point. She does hold though and this one goes all the way.

  4. - - SCHIAVONE 6-3 3-6 5-5 - BREAK! Vital break for Schiavone with Lepchenko serving for the match. After they trade a few points, a pumped-up Schiavone finally shows some aggro at the net and forces an error. She waves her fist at the crowd, 15-30. And now two break points as she thunders a return away and Lepchenko’s chance is slipping! And she’s double-faulted! Broken as her nerves fray! Deary me!

  5. - - SCHIAVONE 6-3 3-6 4-5 - The Italian is serving to stay in Paris and lets a 30-0 lead slip! But she wins the next point with a drop shot and holds with a big serve. Now the American to serve for the match.

  6. - - SCHIAVONE 6-3 3-6 3-4 - BREAK! And a big one it is, with Lepchenko exploiting Schiavone's reluctance to move inside the baseline, dominating the rally as she comes to net first before knocking a volley clear of the Italian.

  7. - - SCHIAVONE 6-3 3-6 3-2 - After an early break for Lepchenko it's back with serve after Schiavone fights back.

  8. - - SCHIAVONE 6-3 3-6 - SET! Lepchenko holds to 15 after a second serve rally, very cautious from Schiavone once more, and the American just drives it wide to space and there is the set! A third now.

  9. - - SCHIAVONE 6-3 3-5 - BREAK! Hello. After the second set went slowly with serve, both women forced to hold off deuce on a number of occasions, Lepchenko breaks to move ahead. She will serve for the set.

  10. - - SCHIAVONE 6-3 - SET! Finally the Italian gets her serve together to win two points in a row and that is the first set. Took about an hour in the end!

  11. - - SCHIAVONE 5-3 - Serving and the Italian has two set points, down to one after a double. And deuce ater another. Shocking. Good serve to follow though and set point off deuce... a cagey baseline rally follows and a bad mistake from Schiavone who, with no pressure on her forehand, mis-hits wide. And now it's break point for Lepchenko but saved as Schiavone takes a risk by attacking the net with a risky but winning smash. Could have been passed there. Now a 24-shot rally and back to deuce.

  12. - - SCHIAVONE 5-3 - Lephencko is serving to stay in this first set and Schiavone pressurises her from the off, at one point having a set point off deuce, which is taken back by a superb serve from the American. Some poor serves follow and it's another set point... saved as Lepchenko gets to net and smashes a volley away. And she does hold, makingb Schiavone serve for the set.

  13. - - Both these women's matches are LIVE on Eurosport right now, Schiavone-Lepchenko on British Eurosport and Kvitova-Bratchikova on Eurosport 2. You can also watch them and all the other action on Eurosport Player, online. Schiavone is a break to the good, by the way, leading 4-1 after a love hold.

  14. - - Also starting early we have 14th seed Francesca Schiavone facing Varvara Lepchenko of the USA. That's on Court One and we'll bring you set-by-set updates on that match.

Francesca Schiavone

Nationality ITA
Date of Birth 23/06/1980
Height 1.66 m
Weight 64 kg

Varvara Lepchenko

Nationality USA
Date of Birth 21/05/1986
Height 1.8 m
Weight 72 kg

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