Nicole did well, however I think the lack of a big weapon will cost her every time when playing the big guns on a BIG stage like a slam.
I read an article in the Hearld Scum in which Nicole said that she remodelled her serve and backhand during the offseason and was suprised that it clicked in the Oz Open. Bringing in these changes may have stifled her progress during the midyear, however hopefully we will see the fruits with some more impressive performances.
Full credit for trying to improve and not using age as an excuse!!!
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