It eases the pain of reading German reports of the match vs Lisicki - readers' comments range from "Who is Donna Vekic?" to "it's a joke she had to fight so hard against a nobody"...don't know wether to laugh or to cry. Oh and, Sabine was apparently hurt yesterday, she started having shoulder pain during the second set. And Donna still couldn't close it out.
After her med.time out at the beginning of set no2 her serve was mega weak + she was error machine and Donna still couldn't close it....
Fed cup is played indoors? We know how 'good' Donna was during indoor season
Tipping2010: Wimbledon&US Open winner, Prague F, Cincinnati& Tashkent SF
An interesting piece of stat - Donna has already played more doubles matches this year than in the previous two seasons combined (2:1). This is another aspect of the game which should get more attention IMO, and I believe it will, since her singles form is quite abysmal. No matter how bad she is in doubles, I don't see how focusing more on it could hurt her singles game. Of course, the problem of her ranking comes up cause that's why she can't enter many tournaments on her own, but maybe it'd be worth a try (and not to complicated) to obtain a WC or two for some doubles events.
She played Mixed and won a round
Nettu + Lera + Sofishka + Katu + Carolsh + Miley + Lissi + Kaia + Gendra + Eva + Saara + Matti + Kenneth + Jürgen + Alex
Guardian of the Norr, Slavic and Golden Flower Power GOATs
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.