Originally Posted by Mexicola
This is Maria's tournament to lose now. After what happened to her last year in the final and with Serena being out, she has all the motivation and incentive to do this.
It won't be easy, but this is what real champions do. Seize the moment when it presents itself. Maria needs to shine NOW.
What Billie Jean King texted to Maria before the AO final in 2008: "Champions take chances, and pressure is a privilege".