Originally Posted by !VamosRafa!
Are you on drugs again?
Their head to head is close, but Azarenka is a horrible match up for Maria. Azarenka believes she can beat anyone (and she can), even Serena.
They are pretty equal at the moment, but Azarenka is the tougher player mentally.
While this is another slamless year of Maria, Azarenka has managed to defend the AO and win her 2nd Slam (and will be the favorite at the USO if Serena loses early) so I doubt she is worrying about Maria
Your first line would be a lot more
-worthy if you weren't paraphrasing what someone had said in the very post before yours.
And I didn't really say anything about "belief". I said I wondered
if Azarenka was starting to realise that Maria at her best
is better than her. Nothing you said in this post addresses anything I said.
Tbh their H2H is dependant on one player playing well, with the other being off their game. I've never seen a match where both have been peaking against eachother.
RG SF: Set one: PEAK Maria, Set two: Flop Maria, Set three: Choke Maria
YEC + Stuttgart final: PEAK Maria, Extremely injured Vika
I think Stuttgart was pretty much Peak Azarenka
She actually hit more winners in that match than she did in either the Indian Wells or Beijing matches, and had a healthier W-UE differential. Even the YEC match her stats weren't much worse than those two matches. Only in the RG match were Azarenka's stats significantly worse than when she usually plays Maria.