Elina had her 5-1 in the tiebreaker-- and from that point she
completely fell apart. Lets remember that she is an 18yo girl
on a really big stage. She needs to get tougher mentally and
fight thru these teenage emotions.
It was nice that she was more competitive here than in the leadup events. Losing to Falconi She hasnt had a good result since beating the Canadian star Eugenie "Genie" Bouchard at IW, who has since got a lot more aggressive. The points will help a lot. She did well to keep breaking back in the first set. In the second set I would have liked to see her hitting totally to the backhand because the opponent's forehand was going well and you could see her running around everything to try to hit a fh. She seems to have slightly modified the service action but could add a lot of power to it.