Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: In Albert Costa's Arms
i think sylvia, if she can vary the pace and keep the ball deep, can win this. she played error-free positive tennis against Baltacha. of course Sharapova is way better than Baltacha, but they both have a similar "thrive on pace, go for broke style". farina-elia will certainly be stiff opposition, and could win it.
my main concern would be for Sylvia's nerves, because she really does look tight in close matches, and tends to blow big leads. she also rarely wins against the top players, and i think that is mental.
sharapova needs to miss a lot, farina needs to spin a crafty error-free web of consistent shot-making.
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