Never Give UpFew things in my opinion can be more excitingÂ than watching a great tennis match - particularly watching a player come from behind against seemingly insurmountable odds and win a long, order metoclopramide difficult match. Before the match to Venice Williams yesterday, order metoclopramide Kim Clijsters was asked in an interview what her strategy would be on the court that day. Order metoclopramide Â She replied simply to "never give up" - to keep fighting until the last point is played.Â Such a universal truth in general isn't it. Order metoclopramide Â I guess it hit home with me additionally because I play tennis, order metoclopramide or I try, order metoclopramide and I know how easy and tempting it is to capitulate in moments when we're tired, order metoclopramide frustrated or simply don't want it as much as our opponent does, order metoclopramide I appreciate and admire all the more someone who can stay strong and fight it out till the end. I saw one such match last night when Flavia Pennetta, order metoclopramide backed up against a wall in the second set with two match points against her, order metoclopramide wound up taking the second andÂ on to sweep the third set and match.Â Â Terrific tennis and an interesting show of psychological strength and tenacity.Â Â Writing about tennis doesn't compare to watching it, order metoclopramide but I found a nice summary of last night's match......
"Vera Zvonareva looked to be on the fast lane to victory in the latter stages of the second set last night. Order metoclopramide The 24-year-old Russian and her Italian opponent, order metoclopramide Flavia Pennetta, order metoclopramide were engaging in sweat-inducing rallies that were as beautiful as they were long, order metoclopramide with each player paddling the ball squarely and playing the angles artfully.
It was one of those matches that you just felt lucky to be watching, order metoclopramide with each point seemingly a story within a story, order metoclopramide and each player striving to create an opening for herself and then courageously stepping up to go for the kill in the form of a winner when the situation called for it.
But as Pennetta prepared to serve to stay alive in the second set, order metoclopramide she found herself in a heap of trouble. Zvonareva had been intense all eveningâ€”extremely focused, order metoclopramide calm, order metoclopramide and moving with a sense of purpose that was not at all hindered by the heavy tape on both of her legs and one of her ankles. Order metoclopramide Now, order metoclopramide it looked as if Zvonareva was going to put this one to bed.
Pennetta had been playing well, order metoclopramide but it appeared as if it wouldn't be enough to force a decisive third set. In spite of her feisty baseline play, order metoclopramide the Italian had been serving poorly all evening (she had a first serve percentage of 37 percent during the second set and 45 percent for the match). Order metoclopramide As the 12th game of the second set progressed, order metoclopramide it looked like the lack of a few key first serves would be the thing that would do her in.
Then suddenly, order metoclopramide as the Italian stared death in the eye, order metoclopramide and as Zvonareva found herself one more point from a post-match celebration that she could no doubt taste, order metoclopramide the psychology of this match became more intriguing than the clinical precision and breathtaking physicality of the tennis.
A seething undercurrent of emotional content carved another layer into this match, order metoclopramide and when Pennetta found herself in real trouble, order metoclopramide she was able to find a sense of purpose that was stronger than her sense of fear.
Whenever Pennetta faced a match point, order metoclopramide she seemed to be able to ignore the heightened tension of the moment and revert to a very smooth and relaxed form of tennis.
Somehow, order metoclopramide the Italian was able to take her mind out of the equation, order metoclopramide and by doing so her body seemed free to do what it had been trained to do."
Great tennis last night.Â
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More of the article:Â http://bleacherreport.com/articles/249917-pennetta-zvonareva-grace-under-pressure-and-melting-under-pressure