Re: Maria in Pattaya
I'll never figure out Sabine. Sabine waited until down 2-5 15-40 to start playing again, and she was just really solid on serve the last 4 points of that game (yes, she saved one match point with an ace) and her service game after. It wasn't a total choke job by Maria on her next two service games, but she gave away a couple points on each while Sabine played well. So all of sudden Maria is down 6-5, yet I never thought she was playing so badly that this was hopeless. If you thought Maria was tentative serving out the match, Sabine was 1000 times worse. Maria seizes the moment and breaks Sabine on love, and then in the tiebreak, Sabine can't do anything. Several times Maria dares Sabine to come to the net, where Sabine is just useless. And then on the last shot Maria comes to the net and forces Sabine to make a shot, which she can't. Well done Maria.