Will Sharapova's US Open win open the floodgates?
I'm always interested to see how a new Grand Slam champ reacts when it's back to business, grinding out the day-to-day tour matches. Will their win release the pressure and allow them to play really freely and fearlessly, or will it shackle them or make them even less motivated to do well in the weekly slog? I know Maria had her Wimbledon win 2 years back, but everyone, including her hitting partner, agrees that she really got a monkey off her back in New York. So, will she flourish or flounder? What is your opinion?