Epitome of winning ugly that was. One of those matches that could easily be used as torture.
Sorana's baseline game was completely off and she still only dropped 6 games which tells us a lot about Coco and even more about Monica's current form. I can't even recall a single constructed rally of hers or of either player won in this match. First strike and first error tennis of the finest.
Thus said, Sorana can be extremely happy that she had Homerundeweghe standing on the other side of the net. Needs to improve against Govortsova, but she surely can't play worse.
“We have art so that we may not perish by the truth.”
That was actually a pretty good win against a hometown girl who was playing with confidence and can play a big game. I'll trust Curcubeau's match analysis since I didn't see it, but maybe first strike tennis against a player like Coco was a good strategy. (I'm giving Sori the benefit of of the doubt here). When comfortable, Coco will feast on soft hitters ala Niculescu. It seems like Sori never let her get comfortable.
Good luck against Govortsova. Another very winnable match, although she looked pretty good against Stosur.