Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Eliteville, California
Re: Mirjana's 2011 grass-court season
Yeah, GL. She'll need it. Her nice breakthrough momentum from Barcelona-Strasbourg was abuptly halted by the (let's face it) shit draw in Paris. Garcia would have killed her in Paris, even if Sharapova had broken a leg during the first round. Even more ugly was a 6-0 6-0shellacking in doubles. Not even a game. Mirjana ate 3 bagels in Paris.
I'm done expecting anything from Mirjana except for what she actually manages to do. No expectations, no disappointments. Foretz Gacon is streaky but can produce occasional beat-down tennis. Keothavong (likely winner over Broady) will bounce anything less than a focused Lucic. It's tough out there; they all have to bring it. If Lucic wants anything to happen in what's left of this comeback/career she has to start believing in herself like she did in Strasbourg and build on results ... not take backward steps when she happens to get a good result every twelve years.
It's grass. She might have some tricks up her sleeve. Who knows?