bad draws all year?
I rather say she has no game all year.
Yes, she faced good players, big deal, she is top 10, shouldn't lose to those people. now she is losing consistently. Who should Dokic face for you to consider it a easy draw? Nancy?
If Sprem had lost to Matevzic or Vera I would say: Sprem...but the girl reached the final...
so I picked her loss to Kim... that showed me really how much Kim has improved...and Jelena...eum stayed at 'her' level.
I'd say Kim and Lisa. Kim just because she got absolutely trashed and lost 10 games in a row. With Lisa, it's not that she lost, but HOW she lost. She tanked the second set, half-heartedly running down shots, swatting away senselessly, and clearly wanting to be anywhere but on a tennis court.
I would have said Sprem, but she proved she is not a one hit wonder with her follow up wins.
no single loss is particularly humiliating IMO. the humiliation comes from the sum total of her year so far. but in a sense i am not surrpised bec she has been playing too much the past two years and it was bound to catch up with her. also her side-to-side bashing game has not changed a whit, while other players have emerged who can do more with the ball.
Great analysis from TC! Jelena never really changed her game. She is a baseline basher in women's tennis that has alot of baseline bashers who are bigger and stronger than Jelena. And Jelena's schedule the past 2 years was far too crowded for her own good. And she's had to learn the hard way.
some of you guys should focus more on the + side,
like terminating Magui's clay winning streak,
like beating Elena D on clay right before Elena's
Tier II title run,
like owning a Tier I title already before Kim did,
like a nice record in 02.......
so its not like she sucks or anything,
never falling out of TOP 10 for like
a few yrs that alone is some accomplishment,
and she has a lot better record than, say,
Anna K at her teen......