Disappointing that Mon lost this week in the first round to Stevenson. Does anyone know if she is carrying any injuries? I feel that last year the USO was her opportunity to break through, as that win would have catapulted her close to top 120. I feel since then her results have been so random. I am disappointed for Mon as she is my favourite and I would like to see her crack the top 100. I am not sure how she makes ends meet on what she makes playing.
^ She might be managing the shoulder but I just think that she's reached her summit. She really hasn't put together any consistency over the last few years ever since she made her first run at the top 200 playing exceptionally in Europe. Then with the customary injury problem that occurs each year, it just hasn't come together for her. Without seeing too much of her recently - I just think her game is a bit brittle to go much higher, particularly the serve,
I too have Mon as my fave, so Id love to eat my words and have her storm into the top 100.
Was awful, I felt sick after watching it on the live stream. She returned to play one point, with her knee heavily strapped.
If it was me, 3 points from the match, I'd just try and hit dropshots on the return and get into the net, given she couldn't run and was not going to be able to grind out a rally.
Stupidly though, she tried to hit a cracking forehand return and almost fell over in pain again, and immediately retired. Something is definitely torn, and probably worse now. Was so painstaking to watch I hope she is able to come back quickly from this, but I fear she won't. Definitely a surgery coming up I think.