I don't know how you can begin to explain the first set performances by Maria in her last two matches. Horror shows. She is a total schitzophrenic player right now. It goes without saying that this Jeckyll and Hyde thing she's doing will only get her massacred if she plays Petra or Vika. And I don't think she'd survive Agi either. Her Indian Wells prospects are not good and it looks like a third straight Semipova is looming.
And I'm just going to take a guess that "Silly" will be one of her next Sugarpova flavors.
I watched the match without following the live commentary here and it was so much more stressfree This is how I used to watch tennis!
In all seriousness, I think it's good for her to have had to fight through her own shitness for a bit - that's exactly what she didn't have to do in the AO and Doha. Even at the French last year she had to have one shit fest, and then she was brilliant after that.
I didn't think that match was thaaat bad. At least she was hitting harder and going for more lines and angles than the last match. Serve was of course not great but nearly all the DFs were from the sunny end.
I'd rather see her making errors like this and winning than feeding mid-paced central balls to her opponent and being passive like with Navarro. Also think these mini-tests are good for her for when she faces sterner opponents. Shouldn't have too many problems against Errani and I expect she'll be much sharper again. Keep going Maria!