Originally Posted by atominside
IMO Pova plays very well in heavy conditions
Exactly. People don't seem to realise that when the clay is heavy, although it does play slower, the bounce is lower - which is also a good fit for Maria because her shots are mostly flat. It's if ever a claycourt is slow + high-bouncing that it would be hell for Maria (and heaven for someone like Stosur or Schiavone).