^Yeah silver linings and all. Looking forward to her match against Aga now. Aga looking pretty sharp so far though. Hopefully Sam can serve a lot better than she has so far. Her service deliveries seem as bad as it was during last year's Aussie swing:
- not serving as much slice and tee serves as during the Asian swing
- her kick serves out wide on the ad court does not seem to hit the acute angles she managed using the Asian swing last season.
Have not noticed much difference in the way that Sam is playing now vs pre Miles - only noticeable difference to me is that there seems to be more follow through in her double hander in her HC matches so far. Also seem to be hitting more two handers than slice - maybe under instruction so that she can practice this shot more in "match situations".
I don't know about you guys but I'm still feeling pretty good about Sam's prospects for 2014. I've been a Sammy fan for long enough to know that a couple of losses against good players is no cause for despair.
@SP: HC results don't go onto Sam's WTA W/L record in 2014 or any other year, so the slate is still clean