Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: In the sky with Miss Bovina
Nadia was very streaky before though... that's why I'm not that surprised. She'd get to the QF of Wimbledon '01, and then she'd disappear for a few months. And since she came back last year, she hasn't been doing much. She should beat players like Eugenia, but it's not totally surprising she lost.
About Lena... if she's going to be a Top 10 player, which requires her eventually beating at least a couple top players... she has to win sets like that when she has the chance.
It's not that she was up 4-2 with a break, it's that she lost 4 straight crucial, important games when Lindsay didn't step up her game, and Lena blew it on the big points. Lena had her chances and didn't get the job done.
She has to stop letting bunches of games go like that. Lena proved it's not a mental problem, or a focus problem, because she was trying her damndest in the end of the 1st set. Her game just has to be more consistent... She got away with it against Cho, but that must stop against better players.