Originally Posted by sheeta
She gave up already
As usual these days after having lost the 1st set
Simona's losses since Cincinnati:
vs. Medina Garrigues 0-6 3-6
vs. Petrova 1-6 1-6
vs. Petrova 6-7 0-6 (wasted SPs)
vs. Sharapova 5-7 5-7
vs. Azarenka 1-6 1-6
vs. Dolonc 1-6 0-6
vs. Radwanska 3-6 1-6
vs. Stephens 4-6 0-6
That's a freaking amount of 6 bread sticks and 4 bagels in 8 matches. For fuck's sake.
The only result of the above that is breaking ranks is her loss to Sharapova. Coincidence or not, it was the only R1 loss of recent time which leads us two 2 possibilities:
1.) She has some serious physical problems and feels exhausted after having played only one match already (most noticeable explanation for that Dolonc disaster) which is quite worrying for someone with her game style
2.) She couldn't care less after falling behind against the first superior opponents she faces.
However, I favour the first reason, mainly because she played her best tennis last year against Cibulkova in Brussels after getting bageled in the 1st set, so she is able to have fantastic come backs.
I don't know, but something is definitely going wrong here and judging by the amount of matches I see her being taped like a mummy after one tournament...worrying.