Even when you're favorite you still have to win the matches. She's still got it all to do, so we shouldn't count on anything, but there are some encouraging signs I think. She's got such a nice game when it's on, so I really hope she makes the grade. Time will tell.
Yes but I guess it's hard to be "on" when you're getting hit off the court.
The key I think is movement, consistency and just general defensive abilities. If she improves in those aspects she will not be under so much pressure right from the start of the match. Then she can play her natural game and be aggressive when it is the right time.