Donna is showing consistency and maturity as many older players than her do not have and ever will.
Simply amazing for her age!
In match against Riske, Donna would be favorite...it would be match for first title for both of them, but Donna is much better ranked than Riske (who is 164th). But Riske is obviously very tricky as she beat Lisicki! Also, she played one SF her in Birmingham I think.
And Hanutchova...she is 60th in the moment, far away from her best form. She is searching her best this year, much oscillations. But she has tons of expirience more than Donna. I mean, she made became pro in 1999. which means she had to started at least 5,6 years which furthermore means she has started to play tennis before Donna was born! Daniela has so much experience, titles, finals, grand slam SF, matches against all biggest stars of WTA of last one, two, even 3 generations in last 15 years!
Also, is better ranked...with all those facts no one can ignore that she is actually much bigger favorite...But all this doesn't have to mean anything at the court tomorrow. It is Donna the one who has nothing to lose so just enjoy your best career week Donna (beating 3 top 50 players, something she didn't do in Taskhent).
I like how you can actually put forth valid points
I don't get it..I really don't...
Everybody on this forum knows that your favorite player is Anett, or she is one of the favorite players. So, what I don't get it is why do you trashing Donna so much? Should we compare them? Anett is even older. OK, just half a year but she is older. And where is she? What kind of tournaments does she play? You underestimate Taskent, but Taskent is WTA level liked you that fact or not. As I see it, Anett is still playing 10 000 and 25 000 K's. You can't be serious if you are trying to proof that that 25 000 K in Moscow is stronger then Taskent?!
Simplistic draw? What do you expect in Birmingham? Serena? Sharapova? Vika? There was Flipkens, Ula, Cirstea, Lisicki, Schiavone, Makarova, Paszek...it's not Donna's fault that they all lost and she didn't. I would like to see Anett vs. Cirstea. No matter what surface...grass, clay...
Donna is 16. Just 16!!! And she has 2 WTA finals under her belt. No matter where does those WTA tournaments are played but they are WTA tournaments!
A little bit of a respect wouldn't harm you...
I am sorry but I didn't see the word Anett mentioned once in there
My relationship with Anett is different: I like her on a personal level and on a nationalistic level: I know her and I am Estonian. My relationship with Donna is like mine with Putintseva: I only base it on her results and game. I like Donna's game, I think she is over-ranked and had a good draw, but I thought she showed incredible grit this week. If I am not allowed to say that then there is something fundamentally wrong with this forum given that half of Tennis Forum believes the same
Just because she is 15 doesn't mean that she's not over-ranked
Anyway, I don't give a shit if you hate me, but don't assume that everything I say is a troll comment when you know I haven't been trolling the whole year
And BTW, given the way Cirstea was playing, I think Anett would have beaten her
Yeah, she'd have no chance against Cirstea...
I am sorry, 1 out of the 32
And if Cirstea plays like she did against Stosur AO 12, then Donna wouldn't win, neither would have of the Top 10