Re: Off Season News + 2012 - Australia.
It was such a flat performance, tbh. She didn't even hit a single return winner, made many return errors though, and her serve wasn't there either. Many of her shots were just sitting up. She did say in her post match interview: "I think either my ball was not going fast enough or she was extremely fast. I don't know what was going on. But I really felt I couldn't penetrate and I couldn't hit winners, which usually I can do quite easily". She didn't say that there was anything physically wrong though, so I guess it was just one of those days.
Jie played well, taking the ball early and redirecting, but even still, she had a negative winner to error ratio. I've seen her play much better.
I think we all expected too much. Bar 2009, her record in Australia is pretty poor.
Bartoli Jankovic Petrova Kvitova Schiavone
Zvonareva Kleybanova Keothavong MJMS
Niculescu Lisicki Razzano Zakapalova Errani
Baltacha Robson Watson Gent Konta and the rest of the Brits