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Jelena wasn't able to stop impressive form of Iranian-French Aravane Rezai in the quarterfinal match in Madrid on Friday evening.

Jelena had a great opportunity to go to the finale of Mutua Madrilena Madrid Open, but she was stopped in the quarterfinal match against Rezai. This was Rezai's first victory over Jelena in 3 attempts.

Jelena played the whole match without the first service, which made Rezai's jog much easier. Rezai wasn't so generous and didn't give much chances to Jelena. A couple of chances Jelena wasted pretty easily, but on the other hand Rezai was too aggressive and too strong for Jelena.

Rezai was serving for the first set at 5:3, but Jelena managed to break Frenchwoman's serve, and then hold to level the score to 5:5. Jelena had the opportunity to go 6:5 up but she squandered it. Rezai won 2 consecutive games and closed the set out 7:5.

In the second set Jelena's serve was broken early, and she was 2:0 down, but then JJ showed some impressive shots and showed that in tennis is not all about force, technique also counts, which brought us to 2:2. Jelena served, but failed ... again. Later in the second set Jelena didn't have many chances for return, as Rezai was hitting the balls early and really hard and accurate, and it was obvious that Rezai was the better player on Friday night.

If Jelena had shown more variety in her game, she would have turned the match in her favour, which wasn't the case.

At least Jelena managed to defend the points from the last season, where she was also stopped in the quarterfinals.
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3 Response to "Jelena defeated by golden Rezai"

  1. Omar Said,

    so sad that Jelena looses this match, but i spect the best of her for Roland Garros :)

    Posted on May 14, 2010 at 11:08 PM

  2. ankit Said,

    no problem !! I just expect a late run at the French Open,,no early exits for JJ this time : ))
    Go JJ !!

    Posted on May 16, 2010 at 11:27 AM

  3. Djole Said,

    I think Jelena's time for a Grand Slam title has come. Go JJ, it's your time to shine.
    Jelena is much better player now than when she was no.1, I'm sure.

    Posted on May 17, 2010 at 11:01 PM




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