Originally Posted by Skoo
It's definitely not the first time. I don't remember any major comeback at Stuttgart 2011, but there was at least one at Madrid (against Woz, so you might argue that it doesn't count ), there was AO this year, Dubai, OG (final set against Aga) etc.
Perhaps she showed her best tennis here and she exaggerated (in a positive way) with they volleys, but I think that's not entirely new either (for istance, she came to the net 21 times against Dani and 22 times against Woz in the Stuttgart final). Perhaps what's new is the fact that she came a lot to the net in every
match and that she has more control of the BH volley (while compromising aesthetics
Now it's interesting to see if there really is something new or just a random good week. I still think it depends mostly on her physical conditioning, not on her "mental toughness", but that's probably just me
True, what I meant was that - actually since Tokio - she's showing this attitude in every single match. This is quite something new.
Ok, when I think of it - you got a point with Dubai.
Just checked what actually happened afterwards, she started with 2 wins in Indian Wells before she lost to Vika and Kim (Miami). After that the clay season started and her mental toughness was gone..
So, yeah, it really will be interesting to see whether she can show this kind of performances on a regular basis next year. But somehow, I got a pretty good feeling about it.
She finally learned