Pretty impressed by Alexandra today.
The start of the match was a catastrophe. Backhands flying everywhere and the serve not working at all, no consistency in her shot etc. Pous could have easily breadsticked her. Maybe she was still struggling to adapt.
However, as soon as she found her range the result was NID. People say she is a weaponless player, but the ones who watched today saw that for a claycourt specialist, Alexandra does a lot to dictate the rallies early on, especially with her forehand. She just lacks the raw power which forces her to go for the angles, but she did well today and got away with the deserved win.
The losing streak is over and with Dubois or Karatantcheva next, she has a pretty good chance of advancing further.
Also, no grunting apart from the last couple of games, no unneccessary 'Haide' or fistpumping, a very composed performance saving more than 10 BPs in the run of the match.
Pous-Tio is absolute bonkers, though. Wtf is this shit? Moonballing every second shot? However, I bow for the accuracy she has, nearly all landed close to the line, even some shanks of hers nearly became unreturnable topspin lops for Alexandra.