46 06 No momentum for Mel today, couldn't get anything going. So many errors. She's looking fitter though, so hopefully she can build on that training next year. It's been a tough US run for Mel this year, I hope she doesn't let it get her down.
Yeah, Melanie has hit the no-confidence wall again. But we have to take into consideration that her draws since the Birmingham event have not been very easy, mostly. I just hope Birmingham wasn't an isolated moment in the way that her 09 Open run was. I couldn't believe her impatience today, but Safarova's lefty forehand to Mel's backhand was so dangerous. She'll bounce back. She is looking a bit more fit, and now she knows she can produce world-class tennis if she gets her teeth into a draw. I think a mix of Challengers would do her good between now and the Aussie Open.