Originally Posted by Dav.
No, she played at that same aggressive level (in comparison to the Serena match) throughout this event, particularly against Halep.
Halep has like no fucking pace and doesn't have the ability to consistently pressure Stephens. Each time I've seen Stephens play against anyone who can crack the ball, she's conceded far too much ground.
She's not comfortable being close to the baseline against bigger hitters.