^IMO Lisicki was playing as good as she can off the grass today. In her match against Monica at AO, she couldn't bring a ROS into the field on Niculescu's puffballs to save her life.
Originally Posted by Belle de Jour
I wonder if Lisicki can trouble Simona tomorrow.
I was asking myself the same thing during the match. It's hard to say because Lisicki's game is as unsteady as it gets. Simona must take every BP opportunity she can get, though, and not butch the returns like she did against Lara today.
On the other hand, Manolo Santana is hardly comparable to ASV. It looked two times slower to me than the ice rink Begu vs. Lisicki was played on and should make things much easier for Simona.
Still, let's hope her ankle is ready because she will need to run a lot.