after tokyo? please hingis thinks she can beat roger federer! she said from the start of her come back she wanted to play masha putting pressure on maria which she didnt handle in tokyo, then she beat her 3 and 1! and you think the pressures on masha? eh no the pressure is on hingis to see if it was a once off wonder(hopfully), hingis leads their head to head series and she only beat masha 2 weeks ago in 2 sets, hingis has to be the fav, but because of the lessening of pressure on masha i think maria will win, maria didnt play well in tokyo she didnt serve well either which she needed to do on a quicker surface, and after her overall performance aginst dushevina including the serve, which was much better even compared to the quicker surface, i think maria can win, as martinas serve is not so effective on this slower surface whereas marias serve is better even on the slower surface because its improved since tokyo, probably because her injury is coming to its final healing stage(hopfully)
im not sure who the pressure is on but i dont think masha should feel any pressure not from her fans or otherwise. yeah it will be great if masha wins but its a tough ask of maria as we found out in tokyo. and whatever the outcome maria will im sure have just as much fans if not more than before the match!
so good luck masha!
only on hingis of course!