Originally Posted by Mexicola
I'm impressed with Errani. I really thought she'd be a one-hit-wonder with that French Open. But she's been a consistent top 10 player for the past year. She fights and scraps for everything on the tennis court even when she knows she's outgunned by the very top players. And being on the number one doubles team has certainly helped her with her singles game.
One thing that does need to be pointed out about the Maria/Azarenka matchup is that Maria's 2 wins against her last year were indoors. And that does matter because we all know how variable weather conditions effect her game considerably compared to many other players. Maria hasn't beaten her outdoors in years and that's something she needs to overcome as soon as possible to build confidence.
Everyone hates Errani and think sshe shouldn't be in the Top 10, but she has much better results than most other Top 10 players. For example, in 2012, after Serena, Vika and Maria, she had the best GS results
She had a QF at AO, Final at FO, R3 at Wimbledon and SF at USO. That is great.
IN addition to that she won 4 titles (altho small, but still titles) and had lots of other QFs or better. She had early exits too, but she has been consistent overall.
Also, this year, after a terrible start of the season and everyone prematurely celebrating her exit from the Top 10, she reached the finals of Paris and Dubai and won Accapulco (plus a QF at Doha and at least a QF in IW as well).
I'm not a fan of her game, but I can't hate her because she has worked so hard to get where she is at. Everyone hates her, so I kind of feel sorry