Originally Posted by Pops Maellard
I'm pretty optimistic about AO though. Maria's level off the ground was pretty awesome VS Serena. I think she was hitting with more power than in recent meetings. I think Maria could potentially win the AO if certain things fell into place
Maria hit with a lot more pace in Serena match than in Kanepi match. I'm sure the speed of her 1st serves will start to pick up throughout her 2014 AO campaign.