Anyone else notice that Maria always goes crosscourt with the backhand? I first noticed it against Frazier. Amy would run toward the open court, and Maria would go behind her (i.e. crosscourt). At first I thought it was smart, and then I noticed that Maria went crosscourt with nearly every backhand. I then watched for that in the Sugiyama match, and Maria had that pattern again. She did try the down-the-line backhand a few times, but she missed most of them. I think it's an uncomfortable shot for her. Players will pick up on that soon, and it's something Maria will have to develop to keep winning.