This is good analysis from her on Carlsbad final. She overestimated herself.
"I think I was taking too many wrong kind of decisions or too risky decisions when there was no need to be risky," Azarenka said. "I didn't try to sometimes stay in the rally. I just wanted to make what sometimes I can make with eyes closed. (Sunday) I didn't do it with open eyes."
Hopefully they put Vika's match on tomorrow's schedule. Might mean we actually get a chance of seeing it. Supposedly we get 2 WTA matches a day until Friday and that is it. Meanwhile ATP can stream all of the top 3 courts .
First set was cool and calm, second set is a ride in the wonderland. First bad lapse in the opening gate, opened the floodgate of emotions, anxiety and bad execution. It was like seeing someone losing her mind and frantically trying to beat the demons. Frankly it was vika playing against herself. King was just there to retrieve the ball and see what would happen next.
She needs to calm herself, mind controls body. Her ground strokes are fine. Her serve need major improvements.
I think she had some technical problems on her forehand. A lot of the hard won gains werent there, it was a bit "scoopy" like the bad old days and she wasn't able to hit it cleanly down the line. She made some mistakes on the backhand too but that was mainly I think due to not getting in position properly.
Not so bothered about her serve, its not really part of her game, although the df in the tiebreak was hilarious. Its more of a worry when parts of her game that are normally reliable arent working as they should.
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