Re: $25,000 Surprise, AZ (USA) 2013 | Feb 18 (Winner: Tara Moore)
I was at the match today - I strung the players racquets this week.
Playing conditions were not ideal today. No rain, but VERY windy. Some shots bounced twice before they reached the baseline, on normal topspin groundstrokes. Tara managed playing in the wind a bit better. That, and her forehand was dialed in, which was an impressive shot for someone her size. Chirico's movement left a little to be desired. She wasn't moving up to some shots as well as she could have - didn't take a lot of those tiny positional steps to get into a better hitting position. She has a bright future though for someone only 16 yrs old.