Maria lost 57 67 ... well the score could have been other way round, but Maria didn`t take her chances. She was a break up in both sets
+ with one or two exceptions her drop shots were very good, and that`s a positive sign as Maria likes that shot and uses it very often and secondly its a very useful shot on clay
+ there was no obvious/visible weakness in her game today
Maria`s serve was ok. (she served two aces in a row in the first set) but it`s still not a weapon, and she still can`t rely on it too much
- well it`s just the fact that she lost. Masha played good match IMO, but couldn`t close out either the first or the second set, and after bad beginning of the tie-break she looked like she accepted the lose. At 1-5 in the TB she forgot that it was her turn to serve and it was a sad end of actually a quite good match.
Masha called the trainer after the first set but I don`t know what was the problem, as I couldn`t see it from my place. The match was suspended because of the rain at 2-1 in the second set and the conditions were dreadful throughout the match (cold and drizzle)
But as I said it was a good match in my opinion, and I can`t think of more then 8-10 players in the draw that would beat Masha today.
Sorry, I will go for a couple of beers now and will post some pics in two hours or so