Tuesday, September 8, 2009
After a 1st set where Kuznetsova was the better player by winning the set 2-6, Caroline managed to force a tie-break in the 2nd set that she won 7-5.
In the 3rd set, it began not good at all for the Danish prodigy because she was 3-1 behind but after this she fought back and won 4 games in a row to serve then for the match but unfortunatly she was unable to hold serve, Kuznetsova came back to 5-5 ( broke back and then held serve ). It was Caroline to hold serve and she did it 6-5. At 6-5, 30-40 on Svetlana Kuznetsova serve she got her 1st match point but didn't convert it, Kuznetsova held serve : 6-6. It was time for another tie break : Caroline took the lead 3-0 but the Russian came back again 3-3. It would be the last point Svetlana would won of the match because Caroline won the 4 others to win the set and the match after 2h22 of play : 2-6, 7-6, 7-6.
It is the first Quarter Final in a Grand Slam for Caroline where she will face the surprising and "home" girl Mélanie Oudin.