Second pair Natash Hillyer from Tile Hill and Emily Smith were the stars of the show, winning both their matches, against the second and third pairs, in straight sets while Warwickshire thirds, Soumeya Anane from Earlsdon and Alannah Griffin (Solihull) dropped just one game against their opposite numbers but were narrowly edged out by the seconds, also on a third-set tiebreak
In the final set tiebreak
Berdych moved 5-3 ahead but a couple of nervy forehand errors had him on the brink of defeat until Tipsarevic let him off the hook.
Murray led 4-1 in the deciding-set tiebreak
but Nadal would simply not be denied and he thumped a forehand winner to take the tiebreak
8-6 and clinch his place in the final against either Roger Federer or Novak Djokovic.
After holding serve following the rain-break, 27-year-old Clijsters broke Sharapova before holding again to take the game into a tiebreak
Baghdatis broke Malisse in the 11th game to take a 6-5 lead but the Belgian broke back to force a tiebreak
Williams, who is bidding to win her fifth title at Melbourne, needed two tiebreak
sets to overcome the plucky challenge of Li Na 7-6 (7/4) 7-6 (7-1) in a shade over two hours.
Packwood and Greenslade looked to have the upper hand when they won the second set at a canter, and hit the tiebreak
with the momentum behind them.
At different times, both players looked to have the match at their mercy but it took a final set tiebreak
to split them after a tantalizing warm-up to this monthAAEs Australian Open.
Del Potro took the first set on a tiebreak
, after neither player dropped serve.
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After snatching the third set, Murray twice recovered from a break down in the fourth to force a tiebreak
and then saved two set points before clinching a 9-7 victory.
Dementieva gave a better account of herself in the second, rallying from 2-0 down and then matching her opponent blow for blow until the tiebreak
, in which Williams was always in control.