While breaks of serve
are always important, some are more important than others, and that's where statistics can play a key role.
There were eight breaks of serve
in the first 10 games, including when Williams served for the title at 5-4 ahead.
Kvitova, who lost in the first round of her next five tournaments after her lastfour defeat to Serena Williams at the All England Club, raced into a 3-0 lead against Clijsters with two breaks of serve
The decider began with the players exchanging breaks of serve
, with Murray again crucially saving break points to keep in touch.
The first set was riddled with errors, and although Safina had three breaks of serve
, a woeful display of tennis from the Russian allowed Rogowska to break back every time and take the set.
But she appeared to dispel any fears with two breaks of serve
against Dushevina on her way to wrapping up the opening set in just 27 minutes.
The Italian recorded five breaks of serve
and repelled Murray on all but one of the British number one's six break points.
Murray suffered two breaks of serve
in the opening set against the hard-hitting Spaniard and then his head dropped as he tamely surrendered another in the second set.
After just two games of Guillermo Coria and David Nalbandian's last-16 clash Coria received treatment on a groin injury and, despite there being no breaks of serve
, Nalbandian was trading at 1.
Henman, who showed no ill-effects from the back injury which troubled him during his opening round victory over Ivo Karlovic, eased to the opening set with two breaks of serve
After trading breaks of serve
in the opening two games, Sugiyama got the decisive break in the eighth game with a backhand drop volley.