Re: Sabine in Linz!
bad performance, I mean, she had a long break after US Open first + food poisoning in China but she still should beat players like Brianti, even if she is only at 50% and she had all chances today anyway, didnīt start bad, she played well, didnīt risk too much and it was enough, but from *52 it was just awful, never seen her that bad, I think , good fight in the 2nd set and good start into 3rd set as well but then no fitness in the end ( that was expected, thatīs why I said that she should have won it in 2 sets) and no confidence on serve anyway, was clear then that she would lose.
Her whole game is just really sensitive and not stable at all, especially her serve, thatīs a big problem.
She can really play terrible then if she doesnīt feel comfortable on court after a longer break like today or when she isnīt confident.
And she wasnīt confident at all today, you immediately saw that she didnīt play many matches since NY, in fact only one set against Begu, she was playing like someone who didnīt play for 2 years at some parts of the match!
I hope now that she stays healthy now at least during off season, then she will obviously come back stronger then again in 2012 and I am still positive about 2012 as well but as I said, I donīt know if she will play some good tennis again in 2011, I guess she needs a bit more time now to be at 100% again but letīs hope for a good draw then at least.
But you have to be realistic, Brianti was already one of the easiest possible opponents as well!