Originally Posted by goldenlox
Well, she led Serena 64 51, then closed it out. So I dont think those 2 matches were over rated. Maria played better this IW, but that match was in doubt until the last point ( that over rule).
Problem is that she came out of Miami & a Copenhagen final, then didnt get to a QF for months.
Do you think that in part Maria's bigger troubles in closing in last years Miami was at that stage Caro still had somewhat of an aura, especially vs Maria specifically. By this year any aura Caro had vs other top players is pretty much gone. It's easier to perform better, and close out sets and matches if you always believe you're going to win and don't feel any pressure from the other end of the court.