Carrying SCOTT STEINER's bags
Join Date: Jun 2011
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Re: Official Tennis Discussion Thread
I still can't believe it.
Slava on Match point and she goes on to lose the match. The Match point loss turned it completely in Sabine's favour, and was the turning point of the match.
The first set was hers. She was getting the better of Lisicki, and her serve looked strong. Close 2nd set, but a double fault turned that set to Lisicki. The 3rd set Slava started stronger, and seemed to be getting some momentum, but the rain delay happened. When they came back out, Slava started the better of the 2, but the MP choke turned the match towards Sabine. Sabine then broke and it was over for Slava.
Slava is a good player, but is not so great mentally. She can't win those close matches, and has mental collapses when under pressure. She has the game to be a top player, but needs to becoming stronger mentally. This is the 3rd close match in a row she has lost. Kvitova loss at RG was mainly due to fatigue. The Serena loss wasn't too bad because it was Serena, and the rain didn't help. This one, there is no excuse. She choked
This could possibly be Slava's most heartbraking loss. Being so close and losing will take a lot out of her. You could see the disapointment in her face post match, and She wasn't her normal self in the post match handshake. Normally she comes up to the net smiling, and has a short chat with her opponent before leaving with a smile on her face waviing to the fans. Today she shook Sabines hand, said well done or soemthing like that, packed her bags and walked off court. I hope it doesn't affect her confidence in the future, because she can be a top 20 player. She needs to learn from this and come back stronger for the US Open.
Tsonga just won a marathon against Raonic. 6-3,3-6, 25-23. Tsonga really needs to improve his returns, but great fight. Put me in a better mood
STAN DA MAN!!!
Last edited by nazzac; 07-31-2012 at 02:39 PM.