Re: Off Season News + 2012 - Australia.
It was such a flat performance, tbh. She didn't even hit a single return winner, made many return errors though, and her serve wasn't there either. Many of her shots were just sitting up. She did say in her post match interview: "I think either my ball was not going fast enough or she was extremely fast. I don't know what was going on. But I really felt I couldn't penetrate and I couldn't hit winners, which usually I can do quite easily". She didn't say that there was anything physically wrong though, so I guess it was just one of those days.
Jie played well, taking the ball early and redirecting, but even still, she had a negative winner to error ratio. I've seen her play much better.
I think we all expected too much. Bar 2009, her record in Australia is pretty poor.
Schnyder Jankovic Petrova Kvitova Schiavone
Zvonareva Kleybanova Mattek-Sands Strycova
Niculescu Lisicki Razzano Koukalova Errani Pironkova
Baltacha (RIP) Robson Watson Gent Konta and the rest of the Brits