BALTACHA 6-2, 6-4 Elena eventually closes out her match with Mona Barthel after she survived a break point to come back and take the match. Barthel showed flashes of quality, but Baltacha was much more consistant througout and throughly deserved her win.
Elena Baltacha - Mona Barthel
Wimbledon women - 21 June 2011
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BALTACHA 6-2, 5-4 Barthel hits the first ace of the match on the way to going back within one game, Baltacha serving for the match now
BALTACHA 6-2, 5-3 The Brit now just one game away from victory after holding her own serve again.
BALTACHA 6-2, 4-3 The Brit had another chance to break but was pinned back by the German's serve which when it lands is a dangerous weapon
BALTACHA 6-2, 4-2 The Brit had to come from behind but eventually her serve proved too strong and Barthel wasn't returning well.
BALTACHA 6-2, 3-2 - BREAK Baltacha showing good power throughout her rallies, largely from the baseline and continually put pressure on Barthel who eventually crumbled
BALTACHA 6-2, 2-2 Baltacha makes no mistake on her own serve, not conceding a point and evening up again
BALTACHA 6-2, 1-2 Barthel follows up the break with a dominant service game, not dropping a point along the way
BALTACHA 6-2, 1-1 - BREAK It's an immediate break back for Barthel who showed her quality with a powerful backhand shot down the line which left Baltacha no chance, the highlight of the game
BALTACHA 6-2, 1-0 - BREAK A perfect start to the second set for the Brit as she battles through to further her lead. Her opponent's serve can be devastating, but she lands the first serve so rarely that it is proving to be ineffective.
BALTACHA 6-2 - SET Another strong service game for the woman from Ipswich as getting over 60% of first serves in was proving a difference and putting the German under pressure
BALTACHA 5-2 - BREAK Baltacha not deterred by being broken returns the favour, winning the game with a scintilating double handed backhand into the left-hand corner which was truly unstoppable
BALTACHA 4-2 - BREAK Barthel has found some rhythm and had Baltacha on the ropes throughout that game, the first set is very interesting now
BALTACHA 4-1 Barthel eventually finds her range with her powerful serve, recovering from two break points down to get a game on the board. Baltacha will still be very confident of seeing this first set out though
BALTACHA 4-0 It's all looking very straight forward for the Britich Number One as she gets through her second service game largely unchallenged
BALTACHA 3-0 - BREAK After being handed three break points by some poor serving from Barthel Baltacha eventually capitalised on her fourth to be fully in control of the first set.
BALTACHA 2-0 The Brit moves further ahead, more from mistakes from Barthel than her own doing though, the German needlessly overplaying simple forehand shots a couple of times
BALTACHA 1-0 - BREAK Britain's Elena Baltacha starts her game with Mona Barthel very positively breaking at the very first opportunity