Re: The "Ivana Lisjak deserves a cheering thread" thread
Too bad for the score, but still, great to see her doing so well week after week on solid tournaments! Yesterday she was just outplayed, plain and simple. Gibbs had a much better control over her shots, not to mention emotions, served great, returned just as well, was calm and agressive at the same time. Ivana was just all over the place, both in playing terms and mentally, there was a flash of some great game towards the end, but even the commentators said that this wasn't even a shadow of her performance from the day before. Ivana sure is a fighter, but sometimes you have to have more than fighting spirit to get away with a win.
Hope she does well in Portland too (where there'll also be streaming available, just like in Lexington, Vancouver, Albuquerque and Las Vegas ITF's), cause she definately showed she can play on a competitive level with the top 200 girls.