Originally Posted by Abuttons
Maria got (almost) everything wrong today: attitude, shots, tactics (speaking of which: I'm not for sure a big tennis expert, but seriously somebody thought that hitting at Li in the middle of the court would give her trouble? But Maria's game is most effective when she opens up the court and forces the opponent in constant recover, or am I wrong?). It's a pity that over the past year or so she seems to chose (involuntarily, of course) key matches at major tournaments to do that. She had a few too many of these and I can only hope she manages to fix whatever the problem is.....
Now it's time to move on, Maria is still well equipped to win tournaments, I trust this will happen again soon.
I agree, just take the start of 2012 as a prime example - outplayed in the final and went on to sweep red clay season - win a slam (completing her career slam) reached olympic final (regardless of the scoreline she won a silver medal) and reached the YEC final winning more than 4 games vs rena
I have ABSOLUTELY no worries for Masha this year