Mona coming back from *45 0-40 is sth totally new
Great fight, once she got back to 5-5 she had the advantage on her side and also didn´t choke then again!!
well, tough to say sth after such a match, it´s just great that she managed to came back, so important for her confidence after all those tough defeats before but once again Mona had too many up´s and down´s in her game again.
1st set was easy, and reading the comments she had 3 BPs in a row at 2-2, couldnt use it and then flopped immediately, that´s typical for her and she has to work on it, she has to get more stable but she also needs a good coach to improve but that is another story anyway
Seems like she didn´t risk too much with her serve, actually the wrong tactic IMO against Niculescu, she makes it tough once she is in the rallies, doesnt give u many free points but she isn´t a great returner, so Mona should have risked more with her serve, 55% over 2nd serve is totally fine, shows against that Niculescu doesnt do much on her return but 1 ace and 58% over 1st serve is not good enough.
Return was quite good today, 7 breaks, positive W/UE ratio, so wasn´t too bad but has to improve against Keys obviously. Hope that this match will be a bit closer than in Birmingham but Keys is still the favourite in this match, especially if Mona will serve again like she did today.