She is a tennis player not an actress. I think most the young players tend to forget that. Then, they cannot handle the pressure of exposing her private life or their opinions about every single matter.Playing tennis is good. But her personality is the same as a snale.
Sorry its my opinion.
Stefano Vukov (Rybakina's coach) does not accept any whingeing from his charge. He gives it to her straight, he is critical when she is not playing to her ability, but he gives her good advice re what to do to change things. I saw a similar one to this when she was playing really badly against Lizette Cabrera in Hobart. But it works. On both occasions, Rybakina pulled her socks up, focussed and played much better and went on to win after one of these dressings down.
lol Quite harsh words. Her coach was pissed.
This was a quality match - Dodin played some superb tennis especially in the first two sets, some wonderful running forehands and she serves so well (shame about the foot faults which came at a disastrous time in the second set). She should be proud of herself this week, she looks like she belongs in the top 50 again. Rybakina could enter the top 20 next week, she and fellow semi-finalist Alexandrova must have won the most non-slam matches this year.Oceane started out very confidently and even earned a couple match points so it was a good job by Rybakina to hang tough.
She didn't show any frustration when a player she should be beating (by ranking) was putting up a very spirited resistance.
I only saw highlights but I'll agree with everyone that there were some entertaining rallies.