She talked to me in Beijing last year and she's a really nice girl
Meng is in a big slump and things is getting worse and worse. The stupid schedule really hurt her a lot Hope she can play down and get some confidence in the end of the year.
Meng needs to recover from her injuries and then go back to playing Challengers...
She jumped full-time onto the WTA Tour way too soon IMO. She was better off consolidating her position in the Top 100 by playing bigger Challenger events instead of trying to qualify for large WTA events...
I am too tired to translate now, but Meng says that she is only playing tennis for the sake of the old couple who sponsored her. Meng comes from a really poor family in a rural area of China, and without the sponsor of this kindly couple, she would just have been a peasant.
i just finished to read an online article about her too. meng had set her goal to be in top 70 next year. she will focus on singles and still learning some new skills from her "mother". her "mother" was naughty to want meng to earn some money for her to open a restaurant as she said her beef noodles tastes much better than others in the normal restaurants.
that old couple really helped meng a lot. always remind her to play tennis for China (1.3 billion population) Her "mother" tried to correct meng's mind about pro Tennis, not like an exhibition.