Originally Posted by gc-spurs
^It only got good when Maria stopped being shit. But early on in the match she made me want to destroy things. I loved it because it ended on a high quality wise, but a lot of the match was Poova trying to kill us.
Maybe it just feels different live. You get more intensity that way, and everything looks like it's hit harder. I didn't realize until I saw Maria live just how hard she hits the ball. Azarenka gets flack these days for being a pusher at times, but she was hitting huge as well. I remember Maria playing well in the first set after getting down an early break and then just missing more towards the end of the second. She played badly to get so far down in the third but the way she roared back was insane. She hit some killer passing shots and the helicopter forehand was GOAT
And the crowd was totally for Maria the entire time which is sort of rare.
I just wish I could download the match from somewhere.