Li, with momentum fully swung on her side; broke the Goerges serve for the second time in the second set in the third game. She consolidated the break to cruise to a 4-0 lead. Li prevailed in straight sets 7-6 6-1 to move through to the Quarter-Finals. Li awaits the winner between Ana Ivanovic/Agnieszka Radwanska
How to play from the baseline
The expression “to endure the rally” is about those indeterminate moments of a rally where none of the players is leading.
The ability to endure the rally is fundamental when you play a “long rally”, because it offers you the chance to measure your opponent’s strong points and vulnerabilities, besides letting you position as best as possible for your next offensive shot.