Crazy match out there... Namigata led 5-2 and had few SPs but Anso came back and led 6-5 where she missed 2MPs.. In the tie-break Namigata led 4-2 but again Anso came back and had 3MPs but lost it 7-9 at the end
Still a great tour of Japan. Left Belgium ranked outside top 300 and will return inside top 200 and in Wimbledon qualifying and match tough. It's been a very long time since An-Sophie was able to play so many matches in a row.
I'm not overwhelmed by her game TBH. She puts a lot of spin on her serve, but it lacks pace and her backhand reminds me a bit of Stosur's. Her forehand is awesome, but she needs time to set it up since she has such a loopy backswing (time she won't get against the best players).
She's also very superstitious: always wanting the same ball back. Oh, and she bounces the ball even more than Djokovic before serving.