Re: Ajla Tomljanovic thread!
ajla shouldn't start before 6, so i'm hoping i can make it!
First set: Ajla served very well, which is probably why she was able to hang in there. Ishizu has a great forehand and is very fast. So fast, in fact, that even when Ajla would pull her wide on the forehand and then try to attack the backhand, Ishizu would be able to still run around her backhand side to hit a forehand. In addition, Ishizu's serve, while not very strong, is very well placed. Ajla missed tons of returns because Ishizu kept hitting into Ajla's body and Ajla was not quick enough to move out of the way. Ajla missed two critical returns in a row in the tb (from 3-4* to 3*-6) and the first set was over.
Second set: much like the first set for the first few games, except that Ajla was getting very annoyed. Ishizu was just painting the lines with her forehand...she probably had 20 winners at this point. Then Ajla's footwork got better, she started to just focus on making the return in and, most importantly, she started attacking Ishizu's backhand. Ishizu's backhand, unlike her forehand, isn't even challenger grade. The moment Ajla started abusing it, she took control of the match. Ajla started moving a lot better in the second set as well and played some very nice defense at time--especially in the game at 5-4*.
Third set: complete blowout. Ishizu's game crumbled and Ajla was very confident, hitting lots of winners. Ended the match with a massive forehand return winner off a first serve. Looked very happy to have won.
ugh, why do they all suck????????