Kotyza & Ivanko far too relaxed for my liking – almost appear to be on vacation – This poor girl is defending a Grand Slam! – For goodness sake these two clowns should get their act together!
How do we know they weren't taking breaks during these photos?
Maybe the fans or photographer wanted a certain pleasant look in the pictures?
Plus, I don't think Petra played as poorly as some of us want to think (cause she didn't put out the outright smack down in her first match, overall or from gitty up). But she did play better than we think, and only got broken 1 time, though she spent most of the match trying to find her first serve (not that Akgu's the best returner, but you kow what I mean, lol).
Fair not. I think her serves, hopefully her returns, and her shot making will improved tomorrow, now that she's got a first match under her belt.
If this does happen, we should see more consistent, easy points, slices, drop shots, mid court shots and volleys leading to winners and forced errors from her opponent, giving Petra a better feel.
Note: Contrary to what some of us say, Koytza has added things to Petra's game the past year (more topspin, chip back hand and forehand ROS, slice forehand). I think Petra just needs time to put all this together, along with better mental approach, less injuries/time off and more confidence (based off of past matches this year, not Wimby, which remains to be seen, of course). For example, I was impressed that she chose to use her chip back hand return in her first match, instead of trying to blast winners from the corners.