Originally Posted by DownInAHole
You really need to consider the surface. On grass Sabine is a much better player than she is on a hardcourt. For whatever reason her serve is extremely good on grass but not nearly as effective on a hardcourt. Obviously Caroline is still very vulnerable but she can win this.
Yeah,I can understand the concern and skepticism but,as you indicate,Caro's not facing peak Graf or some other legend.She's certainly capable,in top form,of blowing Caro off the court;however,she's ALSO capable--if past conduct is any clue--of meeting some handsome Aussie male stripper at a bar and staying out until 3am,barely getting a wink of sleep,and then getting destroyed by Caroline(which may have happened ANYway back when Caro was steadier)....or she might drop her tennis bag on her toe and then add to her long list of injury defaults,this time with Sunshine
as the beneficiary.
As Goldenlox touched on before,if ass-whuppings don't motivate Caro to improve,then there's no hope at all in the immediate future...and having easy draws didn't seem to help her at all,so we might as well see how she responds to a test
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