In the first set against Robson, she was horrible. Especially her service was just not present. There was one game which she handed to Robson with 4 double faults out of 5 points
After that, the serve got better, and Robson didn’t have a chance on her service anymore. Still, I’m not sure she would have won if Laura had kept her head together.
At 2-1 15-15 in the 3rd set, there was a wrong score. Iveta made the point, the umpire called 15-30 (which was correct), but the scoreboard got set to 30-15. Nobody set anything, but when the game went to deuce, Iveta thought she had won it (which she would have, if the scores would have been set correctly), so she went to complain at the umpire. I’m not sure, but I believe she told her that she should have mentioned it earlier. Iveta kept complaining, her coach joined the conversation too, but of course the umpire wasn’t going to change the score. (I thought they were both right; Iveta was right about the score, but she should have mentioned it earlier. I guess it proves that players keep score in their head, without listening to the umpire/checking the scoreboard much). In the end Iveta was really really mad, throwing her racket, and looking twice as angry as she always does, but she managed to channel her anger into good play.
Nothing very notable about her. She plays double handed on both sides.
And I liked her outfit (Sergio Tacchini, I haven’t seen anyone else with it).
I thought her service was surprisingly strong. I don’t know why, but I had expected a weaker service. It wasn’t too fast, but not slow either, and very well placed. She can really rely on it.
She also has quite a big swing on her forehand, I thought.
Her game was the same as always, but pff, she’s a mental wreck. As soon as things don’t go her way, she collapses. Credits to her for winning the match against Johansson though. She choked from 5-2 to 5-4 in the first set, and I thought she’d lose it, but she didn’t, and won the 2nd set rather easily too.
She has an annoying coach. He kept talking to her and encouraging her, rather loudly.
Saw her training with Na Li. They were playing games, and Li was winning pretty much all of them, Marta didn’t exactly impress me.
I wondered, does she have a coach atm?
She started off really badly, losing the first 3 games, but then Garbin started making errors and Dulko was able to play herself into the match. I was only the first set and a half, and neither player was in control, but Gisela played better on the important points.
I liked her outfit