Originally Posted by rucolo
True. Even Ivanovic had a closer match vs Kvitova. Not impressed by Caro
That LOOKS to be true,on paper,but it's not really what happened: Petra jumped out to big leads in both sets vs. Ivanovic and completely dominated w/o any challenge whatsoever.Then,as she does sometimes,Petra began sleepwalking b/c she knew that she was playing slutty Ana and could win the match whenever she felt like it.Once the score got closer,Petra turned the intensity back on and easily closed out 'King Ralph'.
In contrast,Caroline at least forced her big-hitting foe to work a little bit and kept the score close most of the time...which is fairly remarkable because the Czech was hitting some winners with serious heat,several of which would've been unreturnable for ANYone.True,Caroline played a poor service game after getting the break in the 2nd set,but she forced her foe to stay on her toes(and Caro's 3 previous wins in the H2H were evidence that she was a legit threat).
I've got to run to a class now,but I just wanted to encourage you that things weren't as bleak as they've been before
.Caroline still has some work ahead of her;however,the prospects aren't totally dark.Auf wiedersehen
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