Completely ran out of gas in the end, but not surprising giving her scedule before this match.
She should make the best out of it and recover. She has a R3 to defend at the AO, therefore winning one match at least would be important and as we've seen last year, she really has to be in good physical shape to compete there.
“Don't walk behind me; I may not lead.
Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow.
Just walk beside me and be my friend.”
Just great for the Romanians that the player producing lights-out tennis meets the World #1 first round! So, so, bad!
All you can hope for is that Azarenka wilts a bit in the heat, and Monica keeps up the pressure! H2h it's 4-0 Azarenka. The good thing is that Monica's warm-up results will compensate for the third round points she's apt to lose.