Re: Donna Vekic
It's really tough to pinpoint the source of her problems in junior slams, so I guess it's a combination of factors. I hope it's not because she's no longer an underdog, cause players who constantly need to be underdogs to find interest in a match usually don't go very high in tennis (imagine Azarenka saying that she doesn't feel like playing anymore cause she's not an underdog). I also hope it's not because of feeling too much pressure, cause what'll happen when she finds herself in a position where she has to play a pro slam. She always speaks about enjoying pressure, so I wouldn't say that's the main problem.
This is definately disappointing, all things considered. Sure, we all have our bad days, but if your goal is to be #1 in tennis, then you don't get a lot of freebies on big stages, that's for sure. I really do expect her to reach at least one slam QF this year, cause we all know she is more than capable of doing so.
Btw, what happened in doubles?