I didn't watch this match wih Maria because our eurosport prefers to shows short and easy matches that big stars like Kim play instead of those really interesting
But my friend watched it and said that the first thing was that match was really nervous. And that Nastya was upset because Maria was taking so much time in between points and was probably trying to annoy her
Before third she asked for bathroom break.
And that Nastya was really mad at her raquet
She was banging her hand on it and making faces, it looked like she was not happy with the string tension, and every time she missed a point she was screaming at the raquet. But it was important that she won.
About 4r. Chande isn't playing the best right now I think and Nastya, instead of those nervous match ios playing really well. I think that she should win, but she has to stay concentrated. But I think it will be three sets there.
Then, if she wins she will play Kim probably. I thought that that ankle will make her level of play bit worse but I think it's completely healed. It's bit unfair because in semifinal we will have somebody like Dechy or Raymond. And both Nastya and Kim deserves to be in semis. But who will win this quarter final match will be in final then, I think. It's big chance for Nastya.
And I think she will be top 5 player. It also depends on how long will Serena and Jennifer stay without competing but Nastya plays really well now for some time and she is higher and higher, she needs two places to be top 5 and I really belive she can make it.
Btw. Her today's match should be showed on eurosport, she plays on Rod Laver Arena. I can't wait for it
C'mon Nastya !!!!