I think Ashley has the advantage over Dani in a long match because she has a much stronger body than Dani does. In the last year Ashley has gotten fitter and stronger as well. But while Dani has gotten more fit, she appears to be weaker and has been getting crushed alot lately. Including a pounding by Ashley at the Family Circle Cup.
I expect Dani to play better on red clay. Their other match was on green clay. But I still think Ashley will beat her in 3 tough sets.
I was right about Ashley winning in 3 sets! She outlasted Hantuchova 9-7 in the third set, after blowing a 5-1 lead! And congrats to Dani for showing alot of heart and fight for someone so slight! She can really hit the ball!
I just hope Ashley is okay for her third round match. She looked tired in the third set while Dani was looking surprisingly fresh.
And I wasn't too worried about Ashley losing that tough semifianl match in Strasbourg. Becasue not having to play the final in Strasbourg saved her some strength and energy for this match.
hi guys,today it was the first time i saw Ashley playing and i was impressed by her game and also by her characther,she didnt give up also when daniela cameback in third set she looked very strong mentally,always focused on her game etc.i really appreciated this new girl.
as i dont know anything of her,pls could u give me some info?lwhere does she live?who's her coach?has she a boyfriend?what are her hobbies?
thanks a lot!