I'm numb, I can't even be shocked by this loss. This year has been a case of 'two steps forward, one step back' for Mary, hasn't it? A great first tournament in Paris, then a period of stagnating followed by a definite regression in the clay court tounaments before the Fench. Then the fantastic first-ever grass court title in Holland followed by a worst-ever Wimbledon, then a good Fed Cup followed by a loss to an average clay courter on a surface far more suited to Mary. She was nudging the Top Twenty again at Wimbledon but a couple more results like this and her Top Thirty place is in jeopardy again. I'm perplexed.
Last edited by Declan; Jul 29th, 2004 at 03:20 PM.