What a suffering and what a great joy! Until the last point! It is difficult to find the words to describe such a dramatic match. Almost three hours against Li Na, a very tough opponent. 46 and 04 down, Maria wins eight games in a row, takes the second set 64 and leads 20 and subsequently 41 in the third one. Then anything goes. 54 Li Na, a match point saved by Maria, 66, suspension due to rain, tie-break, and eventually (at last!) Maria wins and reconfirms champion in Rome.
Great Maria !!! Congratulations.
Great celebrations tonight. Giorgio from Italy