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, didn´t start bad, she played well, didn´t 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, that´s 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, that´s a big problem.
She can really play terrible then if she doesn´t feel comfortable on court after a longer break like today or when she isn´t confident.
And she wasn´t confident at all today, you immediately saw that she didn´t play many matches since NY, in fact only one set against Begu, she was playing like someone who didn´t 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 don´t 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 let´s 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!