GSM - yes it was boring, and yes there were 4 people in the stands but a win is a win (6:1, 6:2)
Apart from a few lapses of concentration a decent performance by Donna. She was overall a better player, although her opponent wasn't nearly as bad as I imagined she'd be. Next up Svitollina or Burnett.
Well my minimum expectation has been reached so that's good playing reasonably well, I'm guessing she will lift her level as her opponents get better, tougher match next but I think she will rise to the occasion
Olivia ROGOWSKA Arantxa RUS Anett KONTAVEIT Daria GAVRILOVA
Heather WATSON Olivia TJANDRAMULIA Eugenie BOUCHARD
Nicole GIBBS Jarmila WOLFE Taylor TOWNSEND Naomi BROADY
Madison KEYS Sam STOSUR Priscilla HON Madison BRENGLE
Jankovic at her dramatic best will lead, throw the lead away, spot you a massive lead in the third set, decide to come back with some blazing retrieving and backhands, almost comeback, and then hand you the win, possibly with back to back double faults or netted forehands. You have no agency in this match. You might start to wonder if you have free will. Perhaps solipsism is true after all - is it Jankovic's world and you're simply allowed to live exist in it? It's basically existential waterboarding.
Last edited by Spencer.; Jul 24th, 2013 at 03:17 PM.