Originally Posted by Mexicola
I am downplaying the field at Stanford because Serena and Vika won't be there. Not having them makes any tournament watered down. So Maria SHOULD win this tourney.
It's still too early to expect any real differences in her game taking place from her partnership from Connors. We should see the typical Maria game we're accustomed to. She'll be well-rested and very eager and inspired to play, putting Wimbledon behind her.
It'll be a good indicator to see if she's ready to make a splash in the US Open Series.
do you think Bartoli cares that she didn't have to beat Williams or Azarenka on her way to a slam title? Let alone beating a TOP 10 player LOL?
This is WTA we are talking about - draws are gonna open up all the time, as it happened so often in the past already. Azarenka herself got majorly lucky in Australia, after Li got injured in a final match against her. This is sports, where luck always plays a big part no matter how good a player in question is