Re: ** Masha News and Articles! ** Vol. 2
No one knows for sure, of course, but I believe it is possible that this could be a significant turning point in Maria's recovery. She has had a lot of matches in which her main opponent was herself. On days when her skills are working anywhere close to normal, she usually wins. Her losses have come from deluges of double faults and errors. This time, despite plenty of opportunities to just let the match get away--she did not let it happen. Now, she has two ways to win--one, with her normal game, and two, with a strong mental determination overcoming not having a great day.
Time will tell.