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.
There were nine breaks of serve
in a fluctuating match that finally swung the Briton's way when she broke her opponent in the seventh game of the deciding 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.
The British No.2 (below) lost 7-6 6-7 6-7 to 6ft 10in Croatian Ivo Karlovic in a big-hitting match with no breaks of serve
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 1.31.
After trading breaks of serve
in the opening two games, Sugiyama got the decisive break in the eighth game with a backhand drop volley.
British number one Baltacha came through a first set featuring six breaks of serve
in just nine games, and made short work of the second as she broke twice more.
Both players had already secured their place in the last four, with today's match taking on the air of an exhibition at times with a total of 10 breaks of serve
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
They each grabbed two more breaks of serve
in the second set before an anxious buzz of anticipation descended on the arena for the start of the tiebreak.