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.
“We have art so that we may not perish by the truth.”
A lucky R1 would be very pleased to come and then you know, with the current level of top 20, just by avoiding those 3-4 big names you can go far
In my native language they say:
A L' E' INUTIL INSEGNA' AL MUS, SI PIART TIMP E IN PLUI SI INFASTIDIS LA BESTIE!!
(translated) There is no gain in teaching the donkey, you waste your time and annoy the beast
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.