Aah, and about Linette and Zaniewska. I have nothing against Sandra but she won those titles in freaking Australia - if she did well in Europe or USA, I would have nothing against her as a number three.
today's match against Pliskova typified Marta's situation. She cannot win close matches against decent players. She had match point on Pliskova's serve leading 4-5, when she didn't get the match point, she totally colapsed, winning only one more point the last two games. There is simply too much mental scarring from all the close losses, chokes, etc.