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María José Martínez - Serena Williams Live

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Nationality Player Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5
United StatesS Williams66---
SpainM Martínez24---

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  1. - WILLIAMS 6-2 6-4 – GAME SET MATCH! Martinez starts well with an ace of her own but Williams responds with a winner and Martinez hits wide. Williams blazes a forehand winner to bring up double match point and Martinez hits a half volley at her feet long. Not routine for Williams who hit 32 winners but 24 unforced errors but she’s through to face Ekaterina Makerova. Women's draw

  2. - WILLIAMS 6-2 5-4 – Williams starts uncertainly, smashing a forehand miles out before, of course, following the unforced error with an ace. Martinez misses a makeable volley and Williams rounds off the game with a smart volley.

  3. - WILLIAMS 6-2 4-4 – Martinez blazes a winner past an onrushing Williams to get off and running but the fourth seed runs down a short ball to blast a winner. She infuriatingly follows that winner with another unforced error and another winner to level at 30-30 but again hits long and nets as Martinez holds.

  4. - WILLIAMS 6-2 4-3 – Martinez cuts off a Williams pass at the net to win the opening point against serve and Williams follows it with yet another double fault. Inevitably, a winner follows from the Williams racket and Martinez then finds the net and hits long. Another unforced Williams error, her 21st, takes the game to deuce and Williams gees herself up as Martinez nets and hits long.

  5. - WILLIAMS 6-2 3-3 – BIG HOLD! A crunching return draws first blood for Williams and successive forehand and backhand winners give her three more break chances. She nets on the first two and despite a challenge, Martinez saves the third with a serve onto the sideline. Another netted return and long forehand give Martinez the game.

  6. - WILLIAMS 6-2 3-2 – Williams starts well with a punched winning volley and follows it up with an ace. She then nets an easy put away as the winners versus unforced errors count continues and a big serve gives her two game points. Another ace puts the fourth seed ahead yet again.

  7. - WILLIAMS 6-2 2-2 – BREAK BACK! It seems to be catching as Martinez opens with successive double faults of her own. A Williams lob finds the baseline to bring three break points and a seventh double hands back the break. Calamitous.

  8. - Williams has hit 19 winners and 19 unforced errors.

  9. - WILLIAMS 6-2 1-2 – Martinez chips and charges, rushing Williams into an error. The three time champ responds with another ace but throws in her fifth double to concede two more break points. Two big serves avert the danger, Sampras-like, but another wild forehand flies long and Williams looks at her racket in dismay. A forehand error follows a forehand winner before a backhand finds the line. She finally holds as the Spaniard hits long.

  10. - WILLIAMS 6-2 0-1 – BREAK! Williams begins the second set as she started the first, blasting an ace up the tee. She follows it with a double fault and successive long groundstrokes to concede double break point and a second double of the game gives Martinez Sanchez the break.

  11. - WILLIAMS 6-2 0-1 – BREAK! Williams begins the second set as she started the first, blasting an ace up the tee. She follows it with a double fault and successive long groundstrokes to concede double break point and a second double of the game gives Martinez Sanchez the break.

  12. - WILLIAMS 6-2 – SET! Williams pounces on a second serve to win the opening point but hits successive returns miles long. Martinez nets a low percentage drop shot as the game goes to 30-30 but forces the error from Williams with a good approach. Another untimely double fault gives Williams a look and she blasts a backhand winner and forehand put away to wrap up the opening set.

  13. - WILLIAMS 5-2 – Williams nets a forehand then a backhand o go 0-30 behind on serve. Williams follows a fifth ace with a double fault to surrender two break points. Martinez Sanchez hits long on the first and Williams does brilliantly on the backhand wing to hit a powerful crosscourt shot that the Spaniard can’t control to save the second. Martinez forces two more break chances but Serena holds firm with another ace and forehand winner for a tough hold.

  14. - WILLIAMS 4-2 – Martinez hits a forehand winner behind Williams to get off and running and Williams blazes a rare mid court forehand long with the court at her mercy. Martinez throws in a third double to put herself under pressure but Williams nets twice as the Spaniard holds for a second time.

  15. - WILLIAMS 4-1 – Williams starts with an ace and unreturnable serve. Martinez hits long and a fourth ace puts Williams 4-1 ahead.

  16. - WILLIAMS 3-1 – BREAK! Two big backhands get Williams to 0-30 and successive double faults concede the break to love. She can’t afford to give Williams free points.

  17. - WILLIAMS 2-1 – Williams bludgeons a winning smash of a big first serve then follows it with successive aces and another winning serve.

  18. - WILLIAMS 1-1 – Martinez starts with a nice swinging serve and lovely half-volley pick-up to win her first two service points. She hooks a forehand wide but then hits a winner and Serena nets. That will give her confidence.

  19. - WILLIAMS 1-0 - Martinez hits wide and long before Williams crushes a trademark forehand winner to get to 40-0 before winning the game to love in 1 minute.

  20. - Off we go, Williams to serve.

  21. - Next on Arthur Ashe we have fourth seed Serena Williams taking on Spain’s Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez. This is the third meeting between the two players and Williams leads the head-to-head 3-0 including a previous meeting at the US Open in 2009 which Williams won 6-3 7-5.

María José Martínez

Nationality ESP
Date of Birth 12/08/1982
Height 1.76 m
Weight 68 kg

Serena Williams

Nationality USA
Date of Birth 26/09/1981
Height 1.75 m
Weight 70 kg

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  1. hi

    From Doris, on Wed 12 Dec 1:04
  2. hi

    From Doris, on Wed 12 Dec 1:04
  3. Serena remains the best whether world number one or­ not, and the players out there can attest to that if­ they want to be honest to themselves.

    From Predators, on Fri 31 Aug 0:06
  4. Great show Serena..clearly the 'most attractive­ tractor' in the childish..some silly­ people about. Agree with you Ken great point made.

    From Linet, on Thu 30 Aug 23:33
  5. Didn't know they had started a mixed draw!

    From bobby, on Thu 30 Aug 23:21
  6. Everyone wants to have a taste of Serena Williams.All­ her opponents play out their hearts and their best­ against her.Why?Simply because she is the world best­ player.

    From Ken, on Thu 30 Aug 23:21
  7. Oh dear more foolishness...good play Serena...steady­ now...that grunt is nauseating...please silence it...

    From Linet, on Thu 30 Aug 22:59
  8. come martinez finish that alien or predator

    From iii, on Thu 30 Aug 22:51
  9. Martinez's grunting is so annoying...she sounds­ like she is bringing something up...stop it girl, lol.

    From Linet, on Thu 30 Aug 22:39
  10. Come on serena you are one step closer to the title

    From , on Thu 30 Aug 6:26
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