Re: Who caught your attention during Wimbledon?
Martic - First match I watched of her was her match against Wozniacki at the USO and wasn't so impressed. I heard really good things about her match against Wickmayer so it drove me to watch her match against Baltacha, and she was losing 5-3 at this point. But she really impressed me. Of the young stars, I think she could really develop an all-court game because she can do it all. Her slice is particularly fantastic (for the younger players esp.), because it comes naturally to her i.e Henin/Mauresmo. I didn't find real weaknesses except that she's a frail girl so she will have to become stronger and that she has no particular
weapon but that can grow in age. I can't wait to see more of her.
King - Well, I watched a majority of her match against Hantuchova and I forgot how smart and how clever she is. She learned a lot from her past matches at with her. She really adjusted well, by trying to take the iniative of points before Hantuchova did by hitting more aggressively and doing some S&V (very refreshing to see). Unfortunately, Hantuchova adjusted (surprisngly
) as well and we couldn't see an upset because King definitely was deserving to be in the next round at least.
Kanepi - Obviously the Henin win has given her confidence... I watched her match against Stosur and what a humongous game! I forgot how good she is, and I'm happy to see she is playing well again.
Sharapova - Well I've seen her three tournaments in a row (Henin RG, Li Birmingham, Serena Wimbledon) but it's obvious that the girl is on the right track. I think her form is getting better and better as this year goes on. Some wanted a perfect performance saying like her serve is awful blah blah, but considering she hasn't beaten a top 40 player (yet) her recent performances show that she's getting there. I dislike her alot, but I think it'll be great to have Sharapova in the mix again.
Hopefully Ivanovic will be back too soon.
FITD(7)- Pattaya City'10, Bad Gastein'11, Marrakech'14, Rome'15, Acapulco'16, Charleston'16, Seoul'16
Q-Ball(17)- Seoul'12, Hobart'13, Katowice'13, Roland Garros'14, Bogota'15, Rome'15, Nottingham'15, Bad Gastein'15, Baku'15, Quebec City'15, Seoul'15, Tokyo'15, Charleston'16, Katowice'16, Mallorca'16, Tokyo'16, Sydney'17
TT(10)- S: WTA- Mallorca'16 ITF- [50k]Hong Kong'15, Ilkley'15, [10k]Hong Kong'15 D: WTA - Shenzhen'16 ITF- St. Petersburg'15, Medellin'15, Kirkland'15, Tel Aviv'15, Hong Kong'15 (w/Daniela-Is-Mine)