Amanda was beaten quite easily yeterday by Martina Hingis. my other fave, so it was kinda bitter sweet
...but there are many positives to this tournament for Amanda. She finally strung a few wins together, beating three players who are far more powerful than her and who are considered to be "on the rise". She saved two match points against Marrero, and then rallied back from a breaks defecit in the thrid set to beat Stevenson, who has been one of the big surpises on tour so far this year.
We can certainly say that the "old, fighting, dogged, run everything down at any cost Amand Coetzer" is nearing her best. She really inspired me this week with how well she fought out those matches. Hopefully she can continue this form in Miami, and she is peaking at the right time for the clay season because she has many points to defend.
Hopefully this week will give her confidence to get out of this slump
Congrats on a great week Amanda, your best performance so far this year....and good luck in Miami!!!!