I blame Stosur and Zhang for this.
But well done to the winners, undefeated on their way to defending their title! Congrats.
Babos’ level has raised from like a C or C- the rest of the tournament to an A+ today. Bomb serves, explosive net rushes, and surprisingly quick movement.
Shocked at how good she was. This is how she needs to start playing in singles!
Mladenovic was just as good as she has been this week but serving much better as well and a little more authoritative from the centre of the court (a few great cross court shots in set 2). Fed Cup will be interesting, I wonder if she’ll be played in singles.
On the other side of the court, Barbie’s serve was hot garbage today (yesterday it was on fire!
) and she was hogging the court too much in set one. Su Wei was missing SO many easy volleys and an UE machine generally. Not going for DTL shots and not looking focused. Barbie's speech was very emotional. Probably retirement next year.
Next year I would like to see them either get rid of deciding point, or add a proper 3rd set. It’s the YEC after all.