Re: Sabine Fans Chat Thread
boomerangkid mentioned previously, that players of Sabine's class never chase ranking points, so was right not to enter a tournament this week.
However, we all saw what happened last summer with Birmingham-Wimbledon-Dallas.
Sabine is a confidence player, a real momentum player. When she's winning matches, feeling good and getting a rythym into her serve and forehand, she's like a runaway train, very difficult to stop. She's had 2 weeks just playing doubles with Peng. Had she gone to Tashkent, she would have been the No1 seed, had she gone to Quebec, she would have been No3. These were great opportunities to get some wins, smack a few opponents off the court and maybe have the thrill of holding a trophy aloft again. This would have sent her into the Asian stretch as a totally different player.
Amazingly, discounting her love of Wimbledon (including the Olympics), she hasn't won a single match anywhere since mid-April! I know she got injured against Serena, but that's 5 months for goodness sake. 5 whole months without a single victory away from the grass of Wimby!
If she's fit enough to play doubles and practice, then she's fit enough to play tournaments. I know people will say she needs to get healthy & fit, but quite often that comes with match fitness. She will get stronger winning games than she will having practice sessions at Bradenton