This loss will hurt. Had Hsieh won it in straights, you'd have to say that Laura was just outplayed. But to save all of those match points, get into a winning position then fall apart when Hsieh wasn't playing that well herself is pretty disappointing. Hopefully she doesn't dwell on it and comes back stronger in Beijing. Top 50 finish to the year is still very realistic.
Great win for Hsieh. At times in the first and second she was simply unplayable. Great to see her in the top 40. Hopefully she'll nab a seed at the AO.
Somehow I really wanted both to win, but I'm very very happy Su-Wei managed to go all the Way and win her second WTA-Title. And without a single retirement Kuala Lumpur was no fluke Congrats Su-Wei.
This loss is tough for Laura. I hope she recovers from this soon. She's really talented.
__________________ N. VAIDISOVA - T. GOLOVIN - A. BONDARENKO - A. SZAVAY
D. HANTUCHOVA - A. PAVLYUCHENKOVA - E. VESNINA - E. SVITOLINA
J. GOERGES - A. WOZNIAK - Y. WICKMAYER - E. BOUCHARD - Ka. PLISKOVA
I think I had about six heart attacks throughout the whole match :l
A thoroughly entertaining match, some exceptional plays at times, and a complete crapfest at others from both.
Well done to both for such an intense match, and congrats Hsieh!