Well, she had several plans B She tried to serve and volley, she tried to beat her with her own "weapon" (slice, even on FH) and the regular "bashing". The problem was that Niculescu kept sending everything back and she ended up making the UE most of the time (usually not by much). I wouldn't say she wasn't able to deal with Niculescu's game, she didn't commit many forced errors, but she had to win the points, because Niculescu barely made any UEs (probably less than 5). Also, no free points on serve and kind of a weak serve in general. The winning % was unreal. I don't think it worked much better in previous matches, but the other opponents made many more UEs. She did give up the match rather easily, but it's understandable when nothing works. She has to cope better with the frustration of playing someone like Niculescu. There was a game towards the end where she showed how easy it could have been if she were simply more relaxed.