This Linda is scary. She has power and variety, a rare thing these days. She will hit you off the court with her power like Serena Williams and then she will play a drop shot like Maky (Marketa Vondrousova) or she will go forward to the net with an intention to hit a smash, but no smash, she will kill you with a lovely volley
I read (or rather, translated) the article in post 132 and since Serena's my all-time fave, I decided to give Linda a look.
After watching her past three matches (and the one last year vs Katka), I have to say she's pretty damn good! She can attack from both wings, returns pretty well, and isn't afraid to use drop shots or close out points at the net. Haven't seen enough to gauge her movement or defense. Serve could be better, but that's true for most juniors not named Gauff.
I also appreciate that she's not too "extra": she's actually serene on court, quite unlike her idol. There was visible frustration when she struggled to take set 1 (she had many chance) vs. the #1 seed, but didn't let it overtake her.
Looking forward to her next match, and since Montgomery's out, wouldn't mind seeing her take the title.