I have no explanation why Julia's level has considerably dropped from last year (at least) but I guess the purpose is to win -- theoretically she should undo Oprandi with ease but I haven't been lucky with my predictions with Julia in this year of 2013.
Julia Goerges @juliagoerges
Tough fight today...glad i found a way through that match...some
serious practice tmrw...but first a nice dinner with my team today...
Thanks for the great support out there today...helped me so much...i
appreciate it a lot...you were great out there guys.have a nice
Ben Rothenberg @BenRothenberg
The first point of 2013 Australian Open was won by Julia Goerges,
forcing a forehand return error by Vera Dushevina. Here we go.
Bad news is Julia won't win a lot more points if she continues to play like this and she's aware of it.
"Ich bin nicht zufrieden. Ich bin relativ angespannt ins Match gegangen und war viel zu verkrampft. Es war wohl so ein typisches Erstrundenmatch, das man einfach irgendwie überstehen muss. Erst am Ende bin ich besser reingekommen und wurde belohnt", sagte Görges, und dann: "Oprandi wird in der nächsten Runde eine harte Aufgabe, da muss ich ein bis zwei Schippen, drauflegen. Ich hoffe aber, dass es gut für mich laufen wird." (Eurosport.de)
I'm not satisfied. I went relatively tight into the match and was way too uptight. Obviously it was a typical 1st round match which you have simply to survive somehow. Only at the end I came better into the match and was rewarded. Oprandi will be a hard task next round, there I have to step up one, two levels. But I hope things will go right for me.
Good fight from Julia at least
return is a mess still it seems, even Dushevina is serve GOAT against Julia here and there, but well, she wont it and Dushevina was top 50 before so definitely not one of those random ITF girls although the match wasn´t great for sure.
Hope she gets more confident with a few wins here , Oprandi has to be beatable as well!
To be honest Julia played horrible for most part of match, especially in 2nd set. But she fought hard and won the important points. You could see she completely lacks confidence right now. No comment about her backhand. Julia`s backhand must be the worst in Top 100, absolutely disastrous UEs. I have no words. The Julia`s backhand vs Dushevina`s forehand rallies were laughable. Thank God Julia still has her serve and forehand. lol I really liked Julia`s honest words about the weak match, the critical words about her performance. Julia is so much better than Oprandi - but sadly out of form. Like Julia said if she doesn`t improve significantly she will crash out in R2.
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