Lindsay wasn't playing well... that's what got me frustrated. Especially in the 1st set... Lena was up 4-2, and blew the last 4 games in the set. It's not like Lindsay the Veteran suddenly started playing better in the big points... Lena just made more errors.
I should have said that Lindsay did start playing better later on in the 2nd, especially on her serve games... but she didn't go for winners then, she was keeping it in the middle, and Lena self-destructed more times than not.
Lena can handle Lindsay's heavy-hitting. In the few rallies they had, she was hitting toe-to-toe with her. In her matches against Jelena and Venus she was handling the power easily, so I don't think that's a problem.
Of course, I have too high of expectations for Lena... I want to see her on top so bad.
I've seen her numerous times, and I've seen Lena play well... she has the deep, penetrating, powerful strokes that should be more consistent because they're technically quite sound, good movement to be a Top 5 player, her serve needs work though... and I've seen her play terrible. It's the consistency that's a problem... and I keep hoping that eventually goes away.
She's improved leaps and bounds mentally... she was fighting and pumping herself up even when the match was pretty well decided... she doesn't give up anymore.
I really believe that Lena is right up there with Lindsay. IMO, she has the game to do it. I'm probably expecting too much, too soon from Lena, she's still relatively new in the upper echelon of tennis... but I want to see her play like a Top 10 player, because I know she's more than capable of it.