Well she lost 6-7 6-4 6-4. She could've won, she had 4-3 and BP in the third but that sickness issue definitely influenced her negatively in the third set. And that awful call by the ump at 4-4 15-0 in the 2nd...I come back to it because it ruined Lucie in that set
Yes, that call sucked. Surprised that third set was 64, Lucie looked so spent by the fourth game. Actually had a really good chance to break for 5-3 too. But you could tell emotionally she was just done, especially that God awful 4 all game in the third (just like the second). Now she can get some much deserved rest though and try to keep up the good form through the rest of this month. Nothing but positives to take from this week I think.
KIM CLIJSTERS 2005, 2009, 2010 US Open 2011 Australian Open Thank You, Kim
Definitely, I'm not sure if we will see her play Linz or not, she might pull out if she is still not feeling great. It starts in only a few days so it might be tough...but I think after the USO none of us expected her to be ranked 28 by this week so it really has been an amazing turnaround in form and something for her to be proud of. She definitely saved her season