Simona was obviously irritated by playing someone ranked that low. She wanted to play a perfect match by going for every return and for the fast winner, but she missed some here and there. It was apart from 2 or 3 rallies the only way for Bukta to win points or games.
She is really enjoying a cakewalk draw with Babos next, so no Top 100 player for a spot in the SF.
So she faces Babos after all Thank god I stopped playing TT
I told you!
It will be a harder game. I do not join the people thinking it will be so easy. Babos is big, hits big, serves big. It wont be that easy imo, and the rankings are deceiving in this match. Babos will not be a push over, I hope she will be easy for Simo but I don't expect an easy game.
With Simona's success as of lately some of the things I enjoy the most are the players' statements before a match against her.
This one is from Babos today
"I'm happy to have a day off, with only doubles tomorrow," Babos said. "The last two matches were ridiculously long and were really hard fights. I think if I play well it could be an interesting match. But obviously Simona is a great player and has had some unbelievable results in the last couple of months. I think I have nothing to lose. I will try to enjoy it and play my best."