well she lost it mentally, big time after the second set... dont think she would have lost it mentally had she not had match point, she needed to win it two and once it went to three sets she knew she'd lost it...
Have we forgotten that everyone is human? She isn't a robot. She is still consistentally mentally stronger than anyone on tour. Serena is the only other girl who can touch her mental strength. Those 2 girls set the bar.
Why is it that everyone over reacts about a player after 1 loss?
Yeah she's no Serena Williams out there. I know Serena played crap this week, but she would've never served a DF on 5-3 in the breaker. So that's why i never group Sharapova in that mentally tough group. Can fall apart dramatically, especially on this surface.
She can definitely arrest the situation after losing a set, but on big points she can fold.
She is very mentally strong -- she would lose a lot more matches if she wasn't. I think she may get a little lazy when she's up (about to win) though. And besides, this is clay.
Venus Serena JJ Bethanie Vania Naomi
Petra S. Peng S. Zhang Su-Wei Vera Cici
Vesnina Sveta Crawford McHale Franny Zarina Sloane
Lepchenko Min Garbińe
Kokkinakis Pospisil Coric Nishikori Berdych Huey Shapovalov
Sock F. Lopez Isner Murray Tiafoe Dmitrov Monfils Thiem Roanic Tsonga --Praying for the return of carpet courts-- Good for the body and quick points!