Sharapova - Very Vulnerable This Week?
I know she did well here last year but her exit from Paris was so dismal I feel she has a lot to prove this week. There is going to be a lot of pressure as she is sure to be marketed as the tournament's main draw. Such was her lack of effort against Suarez no doubt all her opponents will be looking to force her to play one more shot time and again. The serve needs more consistency; the hooked forehand looked far from solid and that swinging drive volley is another shot that could easily break down but above all she needs to show an ability to scrap when things are not going well. I fear the worst but it will be interesting to get some unbiased reports on her appetite for the battle.