Re: BGL BNP PARIBAS, Luxembourg 2012
Maybe Sabine will notice exactly what you are saying and her own expectations will be lowered. She has almost always played better with lower expectations. I say "almost" because last year in Dallas seemed to be an exception when she destroyed lower ranked opponents. I think the way to get back to that point is to focus on improving her own game without worrying about the opponent as far as expectations are concerned (certainly I believe in playing to a player's weaknesses).
We need to get out of this cycle of declaring "must wins," celebrating Sabine's victories the morning of the match, and being completely stunned when she loses. At least it seems now no one is saying this is a "must win" and hopefully no one will be celebrating her victory before it happens.