Lost interest after the first set and from the scoreline things must have been the same. All those nets, all those balls 1/2m out, rushing on every point when she was supposed to calmly put the ball in the opposite corner... she looked like she had absolutely no idea on what to do in this match. No A plan no B plan, just closed her eyes and her mind and hit the ball.
So disappointed, not because she lost to JJ, but with the manner she did. I`m sure this is not the place or the moment to make comparisons and I`m sorry if I hurt someone`s feelings here, but today, even Irina could put up a better fight and I`m sure she could at least take this match to a third set.
Long and painful qualies, here we come
She has just played like she did against Pereira with the difference that Jankovic, even with her awkward forhand, is still getting enough length on the ball to trouble Sorana on any opportunity to finish the point. Pereira's strokes on the other hand broke down regularly. Sorana simply overpowered her on a clay court.
If you look at both matches in comparison, one is tempted to say that Sorana's inconsistency cost her the match, but in fact it was the superior opponent who did. If Pereira would have been able to keep the ball in play on any rally for 2 or 3 more shots, the result and the match would have been the same.
As I mentioned above, Sorana's game these days is in short 'when hitting hard doesn't work, hit harder'. No point construction, nothing, just rushing it through the middle until your opponent will get short. It makes her look unbeatable on some days and completely local on other days.
Sorana tries to have the result of the match in her hands, but with that monotonous ball clobbing down the middle, she actually achieves the complete opposite.