How does Elena do it?
This was unbeliveable. Truly astonishing performace. Yes, Justine made a mess serving for the match, but the display Elena put after that was out of this world. She simply refused to make any erros but didn't stay passive - she went for the line all the time and always got it. She never let a ball go past her, chased everything down. Her serve improved and she made less DFs.
This was obviuosly not the first (nor will be the last) time she's done it. So I'm wondering, where does she find it? Mental toughness has got to be the answer but IMO this goes beyond just that, this is the ability to shut everything else around you and to focus solely on winning the point ahead. If only she could be in that state of mind right from the beginning of the match, she would be really grand.