Elena played out of her mind tennis
she just outplayed davenport
actually, Davenport lost serve like 5 or 6 straight times, and she faced breakpoints in like 85% of her service games
Elena played sooo well. And even with that serve she can easily get to #8 or so in the world. And its obvious shes working on it, so I dont see why she cant fulfill her potential of a top 5 player by late next year.
I may be jumping ship, but that was the best match ive seen in quite a while. Her forehand is just rediculous, its literally a missle. Her backhand is one of the best in the business, so much for Hantuchova (whom Elena gave her worst loss to) having the better backhand.
I dont want to jump on her bandwaggon or anything, but im really starting to like this girl. She beat 4 top 15 players in a row, 3 top 10ers, all of whom have been in the top5
Congratulations Elena, and may this be the first of your many, many, titles. (Just dont beat my V again)
Also, hopefully that other blonde russian will get some inspiration
but didnt it look like Davenport was just exhausted? That match went 2 hours, 15 minutes about...the norm for a 3 set clay court match. Davenport was playing really really well, and then all of a sudden it seemed like she said, "ok, your just too good. I just dont have the energy to win this match" then she just kind of made some stupid errors, without getting frustrated at all (which was the green light for me) and just shook hands.
I'm not trying to take anything away from Alyona, who really proved that shes a top 5 candidate (if she continues to work on her serve) but it seems like Lindsay just gave up there. While she has gotten more fit, if she has any plans to go into the second week at RG she has more work to do.