Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: In Albert Costa's Arms
i think she has improved her fitness a lot. she's spent all year playing (and mostly losing) tight 3 set matches in the second round of tournaments. I think she realises that if she wants to win these matches, she has to get fitter. And she has.
Conchi has the sort of game (strokes) that work wonders when she has the time to hit the ball. Always been the case. This is why she plays better on slow surfaces. The problem since bein injured was that she was initially too slow on clay and could be outhit. If she takes herself to the slower rebound ace and clay next year with her new confidence, I see every reason for her to improve on her performance on these surfaces compared with 01 and 02, therefore she'll add points and rise.
The only points she really has to defend are at Wimbledon where she earned about 100 points. But really, there's barely anything to defend until then.
Conchi will be top-20 by March/April, and top-15 by June in my estimation
You have long been my goal, been my chasing, been my soul. I have hung out on the edge. But I just couldn't let go. There's a time to forgive. There's a time to forget. Close your eyes, get ready, set. Walk me down this fall I'm taking but don't let me go yet. Oh let me go, sweetheart, throw me, around you, like you know me. And remember me too. Remember me too from a dream i had of you. Mary Margaret O'Hara | Dream I Had | Apartment Hunting | 2002.