Re: Mirjana's spring 2013 campaign
Burdette deserves some credit ... The girl has game. But Mirjana completely lacked killer instinct when it was clear (beginning of set 3) that Burdette was tired, flustered, and about to fold. That's when she needed to take a little more time, be a bit more disciplined, wait for her pull-the-trigger moments. She should have been dictating on her serve games alone, particular on this "freebie" fast surface.
You could see on the look on Mirjana's face walking to the net ... She knew she blew it. She played those great games to break and hold for 4-5 and then just hit every ball to the moon. Totally flat-footed.
At least she's on the board with a couple singles wins, and she usually never wins any matches this tome of year :-) ... but this tournament was hers for the taking. Or at least the final. She has got to secure some matches in the next few months. Dangerous qually draw in Memphis.
Good luck to her there.