I watched this little clip of her playing during the Optus 18s, and was impressed by what I saw. She's well-built; she can move; the technique on her groundstrokes is rock-solid. To be perfectly honest, I see a little bit of Clijsters in her game. Yes... Kim is a freak of nature, and it will probably be eons until another one just like her is created. That said, a little bit of Clijsters is a whole lot better than none at all. When I came in here -- hoping to find out more about Sophie -- I was just as surprised to see that she didn't have a thread of her own. However, when I Googled her... I realized that OZTENNIS had started a thread for her back in '09, but it quickly ran out of steam. I'm guessing that's why it's now in the archives collecting dust. Anyway, I think that she's got 'Top 100' written all over her.
No matter what happens tomorrow, I'm just so impressed that she's at least going to be have 2-2 Win-Loss record at WTA level. So many young Aussies take quite a few tournaments to get off even that far off the ground at that level, if they ever do!
But she also has a chance against Dubois tomorrow. Looks like it won't be live-streamed though... it's scheduled for Court 6 or something.
__________________ oh my god karen you can't just ask someone why they're white...
I agree, everytime she got annoyed with herself Sophie was composed for the next point- not what you expect from someone so young. She also went for her shots whenever she was down a break or a match point - wasn't afraid to win.
Can't remember being as impressed of a young Aussie lady - especailly after a win