That loss of serve when serving for it at 5-0 was the first sign of nervousness in three matches...but she pull herself right back together and broke Daniela again...she had a 40-0 lead on Dani 's serve and she won it at 30
One more match Ashley...this win will put her rank somewhere in the fifties...I think
VENUS. ANA, TAY TAY. NICOLE. LAURA. KONJUH. MADISON
Ashley's awesome play is totally unexpected. An unexpected pleasure! Her convincing wins over solid players such as Elena Bovina and Meaghann Shaunnessy were impressive. But crushing a natural talent like Daniela Hantuchova 6-2 6-1 is shocking! Well done Ashley! Good luck in the semifinals!
Happiness is like a cat. If you try to coax it or call it, it will avoid you. It will never come. But if you pay no attention to it and go about your business, you'll find it rubbing up against your legs and jumping into your lap. - William Bennett
Way to go Ashley! I had a feeling you would beat Dani in straight sets. You are in the zone this week! I think she could beat Justine tomorrow.
However, I wonder if nerves will start to appear. A Tier I semifinal. If she stays calm, I think she can take out Justine (although I expect it to be tougher than the others.)
I hope she can keep this up after this tournament.