Originally Posted by Sammy 4 eva!!!
When she first lost I was completly gutted. But now ive come to terms with it and im not even that sad.
Although she choked it away she still had match points against the #2 player in the world. Instead of being negative lets give her credit for that. She played really well and never stopped fighting. Finally she got close to beating a top player. I didnt even think she would win a set. So she excedded my ecpectations.
Im not going to lie. The choke was bad. But she would have been as nervous as hell. You try serving when your that nervous. The other good point was that she never lost her cool and remained very classy.
At the end of the day I am so proud of Sam. She played well and didnt lose her class even after Serena's chilidsh antics. And the other thing is. She will win won soon.
This is the time when Sam needs us to stand by her. And I for one will stick by her.
There's always another match. Good luck at the Australian Open Sam! Smash Em!
I actually don't care if she choked because really she has never come that close to beating someone in the top 5 and being nervous can happen to anyone. But I would hope that Sam and David Taylor would look at the match on tape and analyse why she lost. And I feel that she lost, not because of being nervous, but because she still has some flaws in her game that will be exposed by the top players all of the time.
With such a big weapon with her serve, she does not get enough first serves in.
The forehand is way to wristy and unreliable. Whenever Serena was in trouble she went there over and over again. I don't recall a player of Sam's calibre making so many mishits either.
Finally - tho she is fit, Im not convinced she moves that well or has a reliable defensive shot.
Some improvements in these areas and look out
The 2nd set was a great set of tennis for Sam. Her t/b was so controlled and she really was not fazed playing someone like Serena. I hope she can see from a match like this, with some adjustments to her game, that she is belongs in the top 20.