Wow... that's the first time in a while that I've seen Conchita, pull out such a wide variety of shots. She's always had that ability, but hasn't seemed to use that much variety lately.
She's got a lot of talent... side to side movement seemed to be a real weakness today. Probably age??? but it could be that she just wasn't reading where Justine was going with some of her shots.
Justine played patient with the change-up... and I don't think she played poorly at all, I think Martinez just played well.
The one interesting thing is that when Conchita played agressive she seemed to dominate play... not sure why she didn't do that more. Perhaps she can't keep that up for a whole match anymore?
Anyway... it was nice to see Conchita play well at least one more time on center stage.
While some on the board see Conchita's change-up...lack of pace stuff... as boring... I think it is brilliant. She's really constructing points not just going out to bash the ball and see what happens. Unfortunately... too many people now step in and take those balls early... when years ago... they did not...