Re: Mirjana's spring 2013 campaign
As expected, Li was way too consistent for Mirjana, as she would've been for most players present on the Tour. She is a complete player with many strenghts and when she plays well very few girls can harm her. With regular opposition in the form of the Williams sisters and Sharapova (to name a few) she is more than used to big hitting on a high level, so Mirjana's power wasn't much of a problem for her. She can play high level rallies virtually whenever necessary, come to the net and attack very quickly, which is pretty much enough to eliminate most of her opponents.
So all in all, Miki had a task that was very tough to handle, and as much as she fought (am proud of her for that), she could barely keep up with the Chinese. Li was virtually flawless at the start of the match so the 1st set result is not much of a surprise, but when she started playing more like the rest of mere mortals Miki could actually win something. No one can really take anything from Mirjana this time, she played well and fought hard, she is probably a little tired by now as well, while Li had only her first match today.
Still at least one more match to play this year in Stuttgart, but whatever happens next this was already a hugely successful week for Miki. Looking forward to tomorrow to see if she can keep it up for a little while longer.
Great job team Lucic!