Re: Heather's Cheering Thread
Hey Heather Fans, I was at their last match and gave a report in case you want to check it out.
Timea Babos - Heather Watson (from 6-2,0-3 to end)
I came right after the Goerges-Radwanska match finished and didn’t even watch the second set that intensely because I was so tired and hot. This match was played on my favorite court, court 9; which is like a mini grandstand which makes for an intimate little stadium. From what I saw in the second set, Heather was solid and Timea was not. The match was not nearly as packed as I thought it would be but for those who were there, it seemed everyone was for Heather. Timea played well to open the final set, serving big and hitting a couple winners, and also benefited from some Watson backhand errors. At 0-2, it was Heather’s turn to play well and Timea’s to play badly. It got back to 2-2 as it was then again Babos’s turn to play well. At 3-2 on Watson’s serve, Timea hit 4 consecutive winners and let out a huge roar which completely shut up the crowd. But the very next game, she made 4 UE errors and it was back on serve. At 3-4, Timea continued to apply pressure and Watson was struggling. On break point, Heather stopped playing on a ball that she thought was out, there was no call, and Babos hit an easy winner. She let out a huge scream, something like ,”GOD …”. Down 15-30 at 5-3, Babos hit two huge aces to get to match point and took it, to which Heather crushed the ball out of the court as hard as she could. This match kind of makes you think of how good Babos can be when she puts it all together...or maybe just how not that great Watson is when she plays a better player
Anyways as one of Timea's biggest supporters, I think it will come down to how consistent she can play and her form has been solid since last Summer, but it looks like Heather has started the year well. If Timea plays well which I think she will, I think Heather will struggle but if she plays really poorly and has a low 1st serve percentage, Heather will probably win if her own level is solid. We'll see what happens so good luck :P