Re: 2014 Asian adventure (Cheering Thread)
We are always talking about Sorana lacking consustence and while this is certainly true, watching the first set of today's match in lunch break made me realize that she only needs to get approximately 70% of her shots inside the line to brush aside most girls on the WTA tour comfortably. I expect the second set looked similarly.
Her pace and depth are simply too much to handle for the majority of the girls out there. Riske wasn't bad at all in those first couple of games, but Sorana just overpowered her and by that never gave her any rhythm or any ball to work with. Not only that but it also exploits weaknesses on the opponents shot production. Sorana's rally ball doesn't allow for any inaccuracy in your hitting spot or else it will either drp too short or go too long.
It's no coincidence that she plays her best tennis on the fastest courts remaining.