I'd say in this season you know what to expect from Maria on clay given her success last year. I've seen better movement and defence this year and especially in the final three were lots of shots that Li would have nailed them had she been the old Maria but she kept keeping the balls back with depth and pace which made Li think a lot more to where to hit the shots. Hence, she lost. However there has been some inconsistencies in her serve rhythm which I hope she can fix it for the outdoor clay tournaments as it can only be harder to tackle with.
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