Wimbledon women • 2nd Round
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Francesca Schiavone - Barbora Strýcová
Wimbledon women - 23 June 2011

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SCHIAVONE 7-5, 6-3 A devastating forehand back across Zahlavova won the game for the Italian. Her opponent had slipped in going for a backhand she would have easily reached and that seemed to be the end of her. The match is over in just two sets, but it was incredibly tight in almost every game. Schiavone advances.

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SCHIAVONE 7-5, 5-2 Schiavone holds serve after having a desolate looking Zahlavova darting into the corners chasing delightfully angled backhand volleys. The Italian is now within one game of victory, although if this does end in straight sets it won't tell the whole story

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SCHIAVONE 7-5, 4-2 - BREAK After yet another game goes to deuce it is the Italian who prevails and takes what could prove to be a match winning break of serve, the power she creates on her forehand from such a small frame continues to impress

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. SCHIAVONE 7-5, 3-2 Schiavone finally takes the game after numerous chances. She produced a delightful lob on the stretch what seems like an hour ago to make it 30-15 and as we've come to expect from her she fought hard to eventually see out the game

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SCHIAVONE 7-5, 2-2 - BREAK The Italian breaks straight back with a trademark dogged leg as she hung in there to eventually just pip Zahlavova to the post

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SCHIAVONE 7-5, 1-2 - BREAK Zahlavova takes a crucial break of serve early in the second as Schiavone hits some uncharacteristicly poor shots, including the final forehand tamely hitting the net

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SCHIAVONE 7-5, 1-1 Strycova continues the match as a very close contest with another hold of serve

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SCHIAVONE 7-5 1-0 - A backhand down the line goes astray for Zahlavova Strycova as Schiavone posts another battling hold to get off the mark in the second set

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SCHIAVONE 7-5 - SET - Zahlavova Strycova continues to be furious with herself, beating her racquet bag with her racquet after she hits an admittedly low forehand volley into the net to hand Schiavone the first set

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SCHIAVONE 6-5 - Schiavone holds once again to leave herself potentially just one game from the set when Zahlavova Strycova slaps a backhand error

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SCHIAVONE 6-5 - Schiavone holds once again to leave herself potentially just one game from the set when Zahlavova Strycova slaps a backhand error

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SCHIAVONE 5-5 - Zahlavova Strycova is furious with herself, despite holding with a short forehand winner, and punches her racquet Andy Murray-style. She's back on track in this second set but clearly thinks she should have already won it

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SCHIAVONE 5-4 - Zahlavova Strycova takes a slip on the baseline and appears to hurt her hand slightly. She doesn't take an injury timeout though and even goes on to earn herself a break point. But she fails to take advantage and Schiavone holds with a forehand winner to leave herself potentially just one game from the first set

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SCHIAVONE 4-4 - BREAK - Zahlavova Strycova comes into the net to find a backhand volley winner but she promptly hands Schiavone a break point on the very next point when a volley into the net. And a cross court backhand passing shot winner from the Italian seals the break back. We're back on serve

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SCHIAVONE 3-4 - Another comfortable game goes the way of the server as Schiavone remains just the one break down. She is fully into this match now but needs to come up with something special against the serve if she is to get back into this set

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SCHIAVONE 2-4 - Zahlavova Strycova continues to maintain her advantage. The Czech player is serving well and Schiavone is struggling to make any inroads on the return

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SCHIAVONE 2-3 - Schiavone works her way into the net and finds a backhand volley winner to hold once again and remain just the one break adrift in this early set

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SCHIAVONE 1-3 - Zahlavova Strycova continues her momentum in this match as she holds once again to maintain her lead in this first set. Schiavone is beginning to find her range though and is slowly working her way into this match

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SCHIAVONE 1-2 - Schiavone finally gets off the mark with a hold to 15, coming into the net to find a backhand volley winner before going on to hold when Zahlavova Strycova fires a backhand error

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SCHIAVONE 0-2 - Zahlavova Strycova races through a love service hold without any trouble at all, the Czech player sealing the game when Schiavone slaps a backhand error

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SCHIAVONE 0-1 - BREAK - Schiavone makes a snails start as she drops the first three points to find herself facing three early break points. She saves them all before going on to squander a game point when Zahlavova Strycova finds a cross court backhand passing shot winner. The Czech player is gifted another break point when Schiavone hits wide and this time she gets it with a forehand volley winner