Well done Hev on being the only British girl to win a set Thought she played really well and it was just the lack of match practice in the end missing a few shots she normally wouldn't have done. Voegele played well on the break points but if Hev had just pushed a little more, it may have been a completely different ending.
All things considered, Hev couldn't really do much in the end but I am so proud of her and it is great to have her back. PLaying a lot more aggressively than what I remember. Unfortunately though, a lot of ranking points lost However, I really can see her dropping to around 70/75 before the resurgence beckons.
♥ Laura Robson ♥
♥ If you don't stand for something you'll fall for anything
Played well and the lucky net cord that Heather was only inches away from reaching probably stopped her from breaking back to level in the third. Maybe she could instil some of her determination into friend Laura.
Not bad at all from Hev, a match she probably would have won if fully fit. But shots looked good and as ever loving her fighting spirit to push it all the way, plus encouraging signs of increased aggression from her. As everyone's said ranking will take a hit but confident (if the mono has totally gone.. )Hev is on the road back to bigger and better things.
Disappointing but it was her first competitive match in months and I think she played pretty well! There was nothing wrong with her game- just didn't play the big points particularly well which is down to lack of match practice.
Onto the grass season....even if she loses all 250 points, being in the mid 70s isn't particularly bad! She doesn't have many points to defend until Osaka so....she can easily get back into the top 40 with a few good results!
Didn't get to see her match, but she gave a really great interview on ITV afterwards. She's just so grounded and you can tell she loves what she does. But her strong desire to win definitely shows through her sweet demeanour.
She wants to get more matches under her belt in the doubles and then it will hopefully be a successful grass season for her.