I was there too! And I totally agree; Petra was SUPERB. Seeing her live I was able to really appreciate what she can do. This match was won by her maturity and variety. Donna, whilst impressive in her own way, looked so one-dimensional in comparison.
So many times, Vekic hit a great shot, drawing Petra out wide perhaps, or simply putting her on the defense and out of her comfort zone, yet Cet was almost always able to reply with interest - with dinks, chips, dropshots, lobs, volleys and a great BH slice she used on several occasions, to get herself not only back into the point but to turn defense into attack, as Donna couldn't deal with it consistently.
Cetkovska's strokes are so fluid, there is nothing jarring about her game and she moves really elegantly. Whilst she wasn't as powerful as Vekic, she hits a great ball, is VERY accurate, moves well and loves the into-out FH. She never looked off-balance, whereas Vekic was often all over the place. In fact that was a big thing I noticed today. All these players hit the ball well, but a big difference is how the better players defend. Petra never really looked uncomfortable, regardless of what Vekic hit.
Donna is clearly great, but I'm not jumping on the bandwagon yet. She's not so powerful as to just hit her way off the court, and really her weaknesses were exposed today. Still, she's just 16, LOADS of time.
Interesting moment; I was sitting on the back row. Halfway through the 2nd set I heard what sounded like Polish being whispered DIRECTLY into my ear
I turned my head to the right and there was Caroline Wozniacki standing behind the chairs, practically breathing down my neck. She was SO close to my face I had to laugh. She gave me a smile. It was quite... surreal. She seems a very nice person.