Tennis - American Melanie Oudin reached her third semi final in recent weeks as she beat countrywoman Jessica Pegula 6-4, 6-4 to move into the last four of the $50K event in Toronto. Oudin will meet top seed Timea Babos in the last four.
The other semi final will see American teen Victoria Duval clash with Czech Andrea Hlavackova.
ITF $50K Singles - Quarterfinal
(1)Timea Babos (HUN) d. (6)Ons Jabeur (TUN) 63 16 62
(3)Melanie Oudin (USA) d. (8)Jessica Pegula (USA) 63 64
(4)Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) d. (5)Alize Lim (FRA) 62 62
(7)Victoria Duval (USA) d. (2)Mandy Minella (LUX) 63 75
Doubles Final -
Abanda/Duval (CAN/USA) d. (2)Oudin/Pegula (USA/USA) 76(5) 26 11-9
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.