Which reasonnable person would slag Daniela ? She made a great season. Yet not perfect but she reached her main goals and except a few stupid persons, everybody acknowledges she's just beginning an outstanding career and I guess all the girls would prefer to avoid playing her, considering her fighting qualities.
Maybe just some regrets about her overscheduling in this season ending. I think Linz was not worth playing even though she reached the semi's and took jelena's place in the ranking (now she might lose the spot if Jelena does well).
But, well, guys, I've never seen a player being so down physically and mentally than was Dani yesterday, except maybe Hingis in the third set of AO final this year but that was a GS final in a terrible heat, here it was a first round of an indoor. I'm afraid her ankle strained in linz got bad these last days in practice, plus the travel from Maspalomas plus the repeated 3 hours tough matches. Since her entering on the court she appeared nervous, anxious. Maybe that was the idea of a "first time" in championships too. I really suffered with her on each UE. At the end of second set on changeover, she was almost crying on her chair, disappointed by her bad performance. This little girl is rather emotive.
Now, Dani look forward at the upcoming season. The goals are crack the top 5, win or at least play a final in GS, beat more top players, including the sisters. Such a tough programm.
So hope she will enjoy the inter season break, though she signed up for exhibitions. But are these really reasonable ? Let's just say that will be good opportunities for practice, especially against Venus in Denmark.