Makiri should be well rested by now since she had early exits in the two recent tourneys (Kremlin Cup & Japan). Her batteries should be fully recharged and I think she's eager to prove that the finals in Kolkata & Hansol weren't flukes. If Makiri can keep her winning form in the aforementioned tourneys, she's got a winning chance against Tati. A Big Masha vs. Little Masha match would be greatly anticipated! Good luck Makiri! Go for your shots, play each point as a match point, NEVER accept defeat, and FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!
It's very disappointing to see Masha lose 4 matches in a row. However Golovin has had some good results of late, so I'm not going overboard on her.
I followed the match and the scores suggested she played better as the match went on. She really needs to start matches all guns blazing. It's no good finding your feet in the 2nd set against a top player.