Re: The Kichenok Sisters Cheering thread!
That was a disappointing loss for sure, but I don't think that it has affected them in that sort of way. Who knows, I could be wrong, but I really don't get that sort of vibe from them. I think that they're just inconsistent, and that's it. On a really good day, they can challenge the best of the best, but, on a really bad day, they can be shown the exit in a hurry. That same Wimbledon match is a good example of what I'm talking about. It was played over 2 days due to the rain. On Day 1, the twins were basically playing in the zone, and that's what got them into a winning position, but then the rain stopped them from finishing the job. On Day 2, they came back out playing some pretty ordinary tennis, and the rest is history.
Neither of the two of them were physically 100% this week, so we've gotta take that into account too -- Nadiia retired from her singles match due to some sort of stomach complaint; Lyudmyla needed a medical timeout midway through the 1st set of her match against Cagla. I was able to watch about half of Lyudmyla's match -- before my stream went haywire -- and she really showed some grit in finding a way to win that one. At the beginning of the match, her movement looked kind of sluggish to me, so when the trainer was called, it wasn't exactly a big surprise. The lone camera angle wasn't ideal, but it didn't look to me as if the trainer worked on her legs or anything like that, so I suspect that she might have had a touch of whatever it was that Nadiia had.