Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: 12 o'clock high
Re: AO R4: Radwanska def. Ivanovic 62 64
For those who are wondering why VIP rushed the net so much, she always does so vs Agatha and other underpowered players and it actually makes perfect sense - since Agatha can't generate the pace to power a passing shot winner past her, VIP will always get a chance at playing a volley.
I actually feel Ana was outplaying Aga in rallies in the second set after being 0-2 down, luckily Aga could rely on her serve in the big moments.
There were some patches in that second set which you felt that VIP would blow Agatha clean off the court if only she managed to keep her FH under control for 4 or 5 games in a row (she had dismally failed to do so in the first set), but, like always, instead of changing anything in her game Agatha just waited for the storm to pass. VIP's dismal and brainless ROS pretty much cost her the set. Agatha wasn't as aggressive and proactive in trying to keep the ball deep and as far from VIP as possible as she had done in some of their previous matches, but credit to her in at least keeping it low
, slicing even into VIP's FH to draw errors.