Originally Posted by RU90
For those of you who watched her Tashkent final, how do you think her performance today compares? After giving it some thought, I think Hantuchova deserves more credit for taking charge of more of the rallies (too much running by Donna). I do think it's handy that Donna can pull the reins in and be more consistent (like against Sanchez), but to beat a great ball-striker like Dani, Donna should have tried to dictate more, or at least get the first hit in a few more rallies.
Edit: After reading my own assessment, I even forget that Donna is about to turn 17.
A lot of this will come with experience.
Very few big serve at key moment today. Who knew what would have happen if she played better in the tiebreak