Nice match By Petra, where she was overly dominant for the most part, leaving Angie a mere spectator.
I think Petra could have helped herself much more in this match, if she would have came to the net earlier/more often on many of her deep shots, by not just settling to play from the backfield. Angie did not control her fate in this match. And playing this way would have cut down her opportunities to win points (usually from Petra errors) even more so.
Nice first set by Petra. Could have won 6-1, or 6-0.
Second set, Petra completely went to La La land, by gifting Kerber the set. Kerber had her moments on offense and defense for sure. However, [and to be quite honest] it was mostly Petra' siesta that accounted for the lopsided score. Petra had 6 W 13 UE. While Kerber had 4 W 2 UE, in a 6-0 set. SMH
Third set, Petra took the reins again, by leading 4-0 to start, then had a few hiccups, until she eventually started playing more aggressively, moving forward, and she held on/won.
Note: David Kotyza, has to be the dumbest coach on the planet. What Hubris or Naivete?
I could not believe (and said to myself at the time) "what the hell is this guy doing talking to Petra after such a spectacular, focused first set"!?
I just felt "he could only throw her off her rhythm, since she appeared so focused and business like, especially for the 2013 edition of Petra.
I know this is something Kotyza and Petra like to do, regardless of how she plays. However, Kotyza should know better. And I thought it was just dumb. Him [probably] cracking his stupid jokes (cause remember, he has nothing else to say/add), probably threw Petra off. Not that Petra needs much encouragement to be thrown off, in a match she knew she was mostly in control of. But it was just [another] a stupid move by them.
Nonetheless, congratulations to Petra. Good luck in Beijing, and with your new #7, and # 6 WTA and Race Points rankings.
Please play better on a whole (not just in spurts), hopefully leading into next year.