Not a bad draw at all... GL, Sloane! Btw, i thought she handled herself very well against Serena. It was a fun match to watch
I'm just now watching that match and I am amazed how Sloane took it to Serena. At first, I thought Serena was giving Sloane a chance, trying not to blow her off the court.
As the match progressed, Sloane kept up with Serena and rattled her a bit. For the most part, I thought Sloane matched up well against Serena at the baseline, using her
speed and placement to win points. Serena was all about power, while Sloane mixed it up perfectly to give Serena problems.
I don't think, I've seen anybody hold her ground against Serena, who has won her last 17 matches and 36 of her last 37 matches.
This should be a big confidence builder for Sloane to take it to the next level in 2013 and I think she's doing that now in Hobart.