well actually at the oz open it wasn't the final so you can't really say she is choking in FINALS on a regular basis.
i believe that she has separated herself from the field besides the williams sisters so i think to some degree is is choking. sugiyama has played well this week beating some good names and some in-form players.
kim really should have won the match but she is
1-1 in finals this year. so she hasn't choked on a regular basis in finals.
her expectation because of what she did at the end of last year is not to lose to any player rannked lower than her but last year both venus and serena lost to a couple of players. and kim has lost to good players.
i don't think we can call it choking quite yet.
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