I watched the match guys... as hard as it is to believe, Christina did not play badly. Sveta was just THAT good. I am one of Kuznetsova's biggest critics due to her mental midgetness and sloppy play, but I had nothing bad to say about her yesterday. She played incredibly. Just crushing the ball from side to side, hitting amazing angles, closing out the net... it was amazing tennis. Easily the best match I've seen Sveta play since the 2009 clay season.
Christina was hanging in the rallies and pulling the trigger when she got the chance, but it was few and far between. Christina's return game was a bit lackluster, but that was in part due to Sveta's amazing serving (literally she had no weaknesses yesterday).
Serena Williams ~ Maria Sharapova ~ Venus Williams ~ Jelena Dokic ~ Melanie Oudin ~ Christina McHale