Yes, but Bine has only ever lost to Bartoli, Kerber, Sharapova, U.Radwanska, Safina and Stosur on Grass. Plus she hates playing lefties, Lucic should fall in to Bine's favourite type of players to play against. She should win
Back on grass where she always plays fantastic. Lucic next
Serena: "We have great personalities like Jelena (Jankovic) on the tour." Jelena: "If I had to pick someone after me, I'd pick Serena."
Good Luck Serena Williams Maria Sharapova Jelena Jankovic A. Radwanska V. Zvonareva C. Wozniacki N. Petrova M. Hingis T. Paszek A. Chakvetadze K. Sprem J. Dokic I. Tulyaganova A. Myskina GNTM 2017
Gotta like the way Sabine closed out the match -- won the last five games and the last service game was under a minute. Plus she had that "snarl" she had in 2011 which shows she has confidence and focus.
Will be a tougher match tomorrow and an interesting battle between a couple of "next Steffi Grafs." WHile there may be comparisons between Sabs and Mirjana, there is a complete contrast between their fathers. Mirjana has had to overcome the mental cruelty of her father which had a lot to do with her falling from a meteoric rise 15 years ago. Sabine beat her at Auckland in early 2011, but both players were on the comeback trail so it should be a new match tomorrow. Lucic seems to be regaining some of her old form and she will be a tough player to pull against considering where she has come from, but tomorrow she will have to wait to fully complete her comeback.
Unlike 2011 when it was a surprise, we expect Sabine can win this event because she's playing quite well and the field isn't that strong. Some tricky opponents perhaps but nothing that an in form Bine on grass should worry about.