THERE must have been a moment yesterday afternoon when Sara Errani wondered if it was all going to be pointless.
This is not an expression of existential despair but rather a precise arithmetical definition of the predicament of the 25-year-old Italian. After 15 minutes on No.3 Court, the world No.10 had lost the first set. She had not won a point. All 24 had gone the way of Yaroslava Shvedova, the 24-year-old from Kazakhstan, who is ranked 65th in the world.
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