Re: Marion in Dubai!
I know its only one loss but Im very worried this is going to turn into a pattern. Twice now shes trained for 2 WEEKS at a particular venue, and twice shes lost in the third round to beatable opponents, losing 6-0 in the last set. This sort of plan, I dont think its going to work. At this stage last year she was 10-3, 15-3 after Monterrey. This year she'll be 4-2 going into IWs.
She has to swallow her pride and admit shes wrong if she wants to do well this year, unless she packs her year end schedule up. With the clay season coming up, Im very worried and I think if she doesnt make any significant point gains at IWs or Miami she'll be in massive trouble rankings wise.
She should really play Monterrey to get confidence back but she wont. Especially with these draws. Zheng made the semis of the Aussie Open, Li will more than likely beat Peer next to make the semis. If shes not taking advantage of these easy draws, what can we expect when she draws something lik a Lisicki or Peer 1st round in one of the big ones?
"I think if people ask, How is Marion Bartoli? They will always respond, She's a nice person. That's what I'm most proud of..