I didn’t pick up the forearm issue from watching live but if that’s the case that’s really concerning given how many months she has been off and maybe no issue with that but once she plays a match her left forearm is having issues all over again.I think it's more mental than physical. She needs to play smaller tournaments. Most of her losses are from winning positions. The game is there but the confidence and consistency is not. I don't believe that suddenly each match where she's up a set or a set and a break and then like a light switch the injuries start bothering her.
And also concerned about the BH. I don't know how what was once one of the great shots in tennis has been reduced to that. Even if she still hit big but gave herself bigger margins. The serve and FH when working were great but the BH needs to be better.
If she's not physically able to hit through her BH, or go out and play a good standard for a couple of hours IRDK. I know match tension is different but I mean surely she hits for a few hours a day in practice?
She also seemed to be rubbing her forearm under towel towards the end so if that is the reason for her losses the only last thing she can try is playing where she'll win in straights.
She needs to work on her Return Game today was a classic example that she dumped so many BH returns to net. She had chances, she was leading 5-4 and 6-5 in the third set. And at 6-5 she was actually two points away at 15-30 on Brady serve but she hit a FH UE to the net. From that moment on, the window was closed.where exactly is her game? for what I saw match was completely on Brady's racket since the second set, don't act like she wasted chances or whatever.
that game on 6-5 was the only service game where Brady had some trouble in 2 sets, Maria on the other hand was nearly to lose serve multiple times and she saved herself with some vintage clutch shots, if there is just one "positive" thing today is that she should have lost this match way before the tie break.She needs to work on her Return Game today was a classic example that she dumped so many BH returns to net. She had chances, she was leading 5-4 and 6-5 in the third set. And at 6-5 she was actually two points away at 15-30 on Brady serve but she hit a FH UE to the net. From that moment on, the window was closed.
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