What do you think Jenns response to the French will be?
Petrova is very dangerous, she played completley out of her skin today, brilliant tennis, the best she has every played. Just like did Zveraveranerva, whatever the spelling, against Venus did.
They weren't the favourites the two Russians. But, they were so hungrey. I think you could really tell that in the thrid set. When Jen was going for the second she was really trying her best, shouting, fist pumps, very strong indications of she was going to win the second set. However, in the third, when she got the break there was no big reaction. In a way she probably thought, you know this will be a routine third set, a couple of breaks and i'll get it. I personally thought she had it at 2-0 up after saving those break points. I thought it was gonna be like the Shaugnessy match that she had played in Miami, winning 4-6 7-6 6-4. But then she switched off, she went for too much and gifted Petrova 2-1, on her service game. Jen just went for ridiculous shots and made 4 quick unforced erros. Thats when she should of really put the pressure on. Making Petrova play, trying to get to breaks, but instead stopped. Then it was one of the typical Jen loses her concentration games and rushes. Another 4 unforced erros and Petrova was up. Then fives striaght games and Jen was 2-5 behind, then the concentration kicked in again. You could see Jenn going for more after that. at 3-5, she should have been 0-30up, but missed to shots. If she had of been, Petrova didn't have enough big match experience and the match probably would of had a different outcome, most probaly around 8-6, 9-7 result.
I think this lose was excellent for Capriati. She lost to an upcoming star, lets face it Petrova was awesome and in my opionin played the best tennis probably of her career this year and will probaly be in the semis, or even the final if she plays the out of form Clijisters. But.. Petrova has to maintain this win, she has to progress after this win. Something that may not happen. Unlike us fans, Petrova fans don't have the consiensity of the results to celbrate that we have. You have proably seen it so many times, players have an outstanding week and win, like Rubin in L.A, Sugiyama in Scottdale and even Felix Mantillia in Rome. Its just one of those things.
The reason this lose is so good for Jenn is because it will piss Jenn off, and with Eastbourne coming up, I doubt Lindsay will play due to her foot injury, I think a focoused Jenn should win it. No big names, a big tourdament giving her confidence. I also hope she carries on working with John Mac, this would be great for her.
After this countinue streak of close three set loses, excpect Jenn to respond.(Hopefully the way Serena responed when it happened to her in 2001)
Lets just wait and see....
(Shit, that was a long report.)