Why are you guys so negative? Didn't you see her playing?
It was a great performance and a huge improvement since for example Kattowitz where the red clay season started. She was playing today in a way I was thinking during the match it might be not possible to play much better on clay. I've never seen her so solid, so smart und so dominating on clay. This defeat isn't that bad as some user may believe. She was defeated not because she was bad or playing fearfully or anything like that we saw in the past but because Kvitova was really good at the end. And despite of that Bine could have won the match because she was the better player today. Bine was knowing that, just at the end she was forgetting it a little. Finally there was missing just a bit of confidence she had shown most of the time in that match. But it will come for sure, she just plays too well to be not successful with time.
If she is playing as well as today I am not really disappointed because I realise that she gets her level of play and confidence step by step. On that level we don't need to be concerned because of RG. Maybe she unfold her full potential right there.
because she keeps losing those big matches.
Always the same pattern. Her game has improved, which is very good, but at some point she has to win a match like today again.
Otherwise this could get worse and happen against almost everyone.
You just need to win such tight matches once in a while and since Wimbledon last year, she just can't.
Against Kerber (several times), Sharapova, Wozniacki, Kirilenko, she blew her leads in the third, not because they got much better,just because Sabine crumbled under the pressure.
No need to overly dramatize, but it needs to stop before it hits her confidence.