I was just sooooo upset that day when she lost to Vinci.
For me, it was probably a more heartbreaking loss than the Olympics one.
I was even more upset when Vinci reached the QF.
The bad match-ups for Slava on the tour are few imo since she is all-round player who can deal with many different styles of play.
Out of the top players, Serena for sure is a bad match up for her but to be fair to Slava, Serena is a bad match-up for 90% of players on the tour.
The low balls bother Slava a lot weather it was flat shots or slice. Slava can deal with the low balls sometimes with her BH because it's such a great shot for her but her FH breaks down quickly when she gets low bouncing balls on the FH wing consistently.
In general, the very consistent players with great mental strength and good attacking game are a bit
of a bad match-ups for her and that's mainly just beacuse they are mentally tougher than her and more consistent. Apart from the best player Serena and maybe Kvitova, I don't see MAJOR bad match-up for Slava. She can almost beat anyone at her best after all.
Defensive players with not much varity aren't bad match-up for Slava in general even if they were very consistent. Errani is a defensive player and very consistent. She is mentally very strong as well but that doesn't help her when facing Slava.
Serena is a bad match-up for everyone atm
and Slava still pushed her to the limit. The one who seems like a bad matchup atm is the lass she played the other day. Zheng or Zhang (i forget which one). Slava has a bad record against her.
Yeah, the Vinci loss was heartbreaking to say the least. The next day, all i could think about was 'How did Slava not win that match'. I don't think it was the fact she lost, it was the manner in which she lost. Served for the match, had M.P's and once the match points were saved, it was like she gave up and let Vinci win. Vinci dominated the last few games. It was made worse because Jo lost earlier that day too
I wasn't angry, I was disapointed, and felt that she let down her fans. But i also felt sorry for her for some reason.
But she hasn't made up for it in any way recently. She's been terrible and is still choking a lot. It's especially bad when you only support Slava in womens tennis. At least you guys have other players to cheer for, i have Slava and thats it. So when she's out, i'm not emotionally invested in a tournament anymore. I've gone from expecting something from her, to expecting nothing. And that won't change until she gets her RG/Wimbledon form back (thats if she gets that form back at all)
Slava should drop doubles with Vania and go to mixed with Tsonga
By injury, i presume the issues she had in her last match. Yeah she should be fine if it's that. She did play doubles after. If it's something else, the i don't know.
Thats my 774th post in this thread, and i've only been on here for 2 months