Re: ** Masha News and Articles! ** Vol. 2
Several of us noted just how far back pav was staying---Maria mentioned it in the interview.
The clueless media seemed to be unaware, or dismissed it as not anything significant. I thought it was, because I do not remember anyone staying that far back, especially on second serves. There were times, especially on some second serves, that it enabled her to calculate where Maria was going with the serve and anticipate. Maria seemed to notice it, and dealt with it in the third set.