Originally Posted by Aravanecaravan
I'm guessing that was an outdoor hardcourt, which, for whatever reason, has never been one of Tamira's best surfaces. I know she says she likes playing on hardcourt, but her results on the surface in her career have never suggested she is going to be great on it.
Sorry, but that`s complete bullshit
Tamira played some of her best tennis of her career on outdoor hardcourt !
At WTA Dubai
she qualified for main draw, beat Top 25 Srebotnik in straight sets and then only lost to #2 Henin 4-6 7-5 6-1 in an amazing match.
Tamira also won her first WTA title
- an outdoor hardcourt tournament ! As a 15-year-old girl, where she beat Benesova 6-1 6-2.
At WTA Bali
Tamira reached the final with wins over excellent players like Grönefeld, Errani, Pennetta and Hantuchova, only losing to Schnyder in final.
Tamira also played great tennis at US Open
where she reached R4, beating Schiavone and Schnyder in fantastic matches, only losing to Chakvetadze.
Other good wins at US Open
where in 2008
when Tamira upset Kirilenko and in 2010
when she defeated Safarova, both strong wins over talented players.
Another example how well Tamira can play on outdoor hard is Aus Open 2008
R1 match vs Jankovic. It was a high-quality match. Tamira only lost 2-6 6-2 12-10.
Tamira`s worst surface by far is clay. She only won 1 main draw match in career at FO !