Re: Simona Halep Cheering thread - volume 2
Such an impressive effort today by Halep. Hingis's strategy, of drop-shotting Halep until she was frustrated, worked for a set. But Halep played herself into that match, and by the middle of the second set, she was having her way within the points, and frustrating Lisicki. When Lisicki is playing well, she's a happy warrior, but when she gets puzzled she loses concentration, and that first serve of hers was the first to go. Halep's composure is the real deal. Her athleticism is Clistersesque. Her concentration beautiful to behold. Let's hope there's rest enough before Ana that she can play herself into that one, too. By the beginning of the third set today we were beginning to see how difficult Halep can be.