Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: always on the move
I must say, Nastya played amazingly poor against pretty mediocre playing opponent. I don't know what happened to Nastya. She should not have been physically tired. My guess is that all these rain delay and a match dragging for four days took their toll and she was very tired mentally. After all, if your muscles are not sore, how does it help if your brain can't control them well. Amazing inconsistency in shots, uncharacteristically poor shot selection and a lot of very questionable tactical decisions...
Still, her result here is not below my expectations. I optimistically thought that she had a good chance against Henin on her worst surface. But it looks like she cracked mentally from combination of magnitude of the match and endless wait.