Re: Generali Ladies, Linz 2012
I didn't get to see the match live (I followed it on the torture device otherwise known as Livescore)so I'm at a disadvantage as far as explaining what happened today, but I think (as usual) it is much too early to direct our anger at Sabine. From Livescore it looked like she came out firing her serves in the first game, after which everything seemed to fall off the cliff (especially her ability to serve). This seemed to me to point to an injury -- maybe a reaggravation of her abdominal injury which has continued to pop up through the entire year. From everyone's comments, it appears she was impatiently firing for winners, which would be consistent with some form of injury (although maybe more of a movement related one) -- trying to get the points over quickly knowing that your body won't hold up. One thing I can virtually guarantee is that she did not tank this match as these same comments that she seems "unmotivated" or "unconcerned" keep appearing. I'll say it again -- she holds in almost all of her negative energy and the only way I think she is capable of releasing it is through tears which she much prefers to do in the locker room. Again, I didn't see the match so I might be jumping to conclusions, but I think we all need to give time for the smoke to clear before we jump to conclusions about what is going on.