Re: Indian Wells 2014 - Once - Twice - Three Times the Champion?
I thought Giorgi would be a tough opponent, because she is quick and her shots are big; but in the end this match is more a testimony of the state of Maria's game, which is dire.
We can throw out the 1st set because Maria didn't play well, but she played well (for her now standard) for the next 2 sets and lost.
There is no question that her shoulder is the issue, her 1st serves never crossed 105 mph and her ground strokes were no match for Giorgi's.
Can always hope for the best but that's about all.