Re: Wimbledon Q3: (12)Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) d. Darya Kustova (BLR) 60 61
I have heard some things about her coach from RG that don't please me, but I'm sure as she gets a bit older she will make the wise choice and kick him to the curb. I don't know enough about their relationship to go any farther than that, but something needs to be done.
I somewhat agree about her having no Plan B. However, she's not your conventional ballbasher. When she played against Henke in Charleston, she was using a lot of moonballs to set herself up for a short ball. Her volleys are also very sound (not that she uses them that often, but they are there if she needs them) and I think she can develop into an all-court player one day.
I really don't have many expectations for Nastja, I just look forward to seeing her game again because she is a pleasure to watch. I'm not sure if she has the ability needed to make the Top30, Top20 players in the world but she has a lot of natural ballstriking ability, that much is for sure.
Thanks to both tiptop and tenn_ace for your mini-reports. I have a question for tenn_ace:
In Charleston, I noticed a lot in qualifying that her second serve was very good, with a lot of kick and great placement. However, once she got into the main draw she started pushing her serve a bit and created some double faults and easy return opportunities for both Domachowska and Bartoli. How was her second serve? I know she can get a lot of pop on her first serve for such a small girl, but since she normally has a relatively low percentage, her second serve is key.
Singles: W - Kuala Lumpur, Mallorca SF - Eastbourne, Biel QF - Rome || Doubles (w/ Randy): F - Kuala Lumpur SF - Cincinnati, Toronto, Eastbourne, Stuttgart QF - Miami
FITD: W - Monterrey, Nottingham, Prague, Strasbourg
Suicide: W - Tokyo (Int.)
And to think that Génie is 0-4 against this Kvitova player. Sometimes tennis is just not logical at all.