Champ always finds a way to win bad matches.
Best of Luck,.
Congrats, Maria in getting to the QFs. Much better match than yesterday. Maria needs to really pump herself up against Sam tomorrow if she wants to be in the semis. The motivation and hunger is not there YET.
This is one of her bad habits, being sloppy when she leads in a match.
Sigh, too close in the second game!!! Too close!!! And too nervewracking. Literally watched this match to tears. (Also probably just having an emotional day) Only Maria could do this to me :'(( I think if she won this match, she probably could've had a great chance to win the championship!! But... :'(
Overall, this match was I guess quite sloppy overall >< Many frustrating moments and errors ! But really glad she improved on her double faults! Hope THAT continues for future games!
I still love her so much though!! Just wish she could keep her game at the most crucial moments!!! :'( I hope she does well in the China Open!!!! Hopefully losing this match was so she could have few days rest before starting a new tournament ;)
Unfortunately she lost today even she made less unforced erros and more winners than Stosur. Maria didn't play her best tennis in some key games and points. She had some chances a break up in both sets but didn't keep it losing her service game just after breaking and she also was 5-3 up in the tiebreak. Those key points that she missed gave Stosur a place in semi-final. I'm sad about the result but Maria will always have my support. Keep going Maria, you can do better in China. Keep your mind positive!
Maria lost! This is bad for her, she lost the chance! Just 2 other tournaments are left!
She hasn't played particularly well since the beginning of the tournament so expected. Fatigue might be the reason as well.
Best of luck in Beijing!
Yes, I think you're right! Maybe she was tired and couldn't play well since begining of the tournament! She lost first set against Watson and it shows Maria wasn't in good shape!
Anyway, Maria has just two other tournaments and she must play better than this tournament! Maria doesn't have enough time to rest she will play two days later at China Open! I don't know what she will do!!
Come on Maria
Li Na, I believe will leave everything she's got left on the court in Beijing. (Doesn't give a damn about Istanbul.)
Serena, however, has gotta be readying for the YEC. I don't think you'll ever see her play Tokyo again--and it's nothing to do with radiation. She's afraid they hold a grudge for her assault on the Japanese-American judge at the USO. Bejing, OTOH--gotta be about Istanbul.