Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Re: Anna-Lena Friedsam
In the beginning of the year it was tough for her to get into any events at all with her ranking, then she had some really good runs but also a few unlucky close defeats, some of them very costly for precious WTA points (Putintseva, Schmiedlova, Gasparyan, Niemeier), plus she missed a couple of singles tournaments for doubles. I still think she should focus on singles more but maybe playing the Olympics is a big career goal in general and she sees potential with Siegemund and Barthel for it.
Let'see what she can do next week, I'm not too optimistic but she's usually always a bag of surprises.
What worried me today more than anything was the inability to change tactics. She got killed absolutely every time Niemeier ran around her BH and played the FH inside in, totally exposing ALF in the rally. Her serve was also a bit hot and cold.
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