Re: GOATpova returns to stay undefeated in Doha. SF v #1 Serena
Meh. That was as predictable as the sun rising in the morning. No reason to get overly emotional about the latest Serena loss. Yes, Serena wasn’t in GOAT mode today, but Maria played like she has all year, which is mediocre. Same problems once again. Unreliable serve with worst timed DFs, subpar returning, bad errors, very poor defense. Basically the same storyline we’ve been seeing for years when she loses to Serena or Vika or Li Na or Kvitova. This is who Maria is and there’s going to be more semifinal and final beatings to come because her game never changes. There is no Big 3 in women’s tennis. There’s a Big 2 because the gap between Maria compared to Serena and Vika is getting more massive.
If you want to be positive, Maria got 2 actual break points today. Maybe in her next match, she can get that break. Then in the match after that maybe she can win 4 games in set. Baby steps.
So SemiPova 2013 edition is in full effect now. Catch the fever.