I joined in sometime in the 2nd set expecting Mirra to run away with the match after seeing the 6-0 score.High on drama, low on quality. 60% of the match was just moonballs back and forth.
This makes me think of the below thread:Mirra made life really difficult for herself today.
I know Korpatsch is no slouch, but to win the first set 6-0 and then have to fight for your life to hang on in the 3rd,
is not playing your best!
Four match points needed too to finish it.
But onwards and upwards for Mirra!
Whenever I go up like 4-0 and I start to think - I'm going to beat this guy easily - that's when I lose in a comeback. Now, when those thoughts come into my mind, I tell myself - anything can happen, just play your game, don't think a comeback is not possible, don't think it's going to be easy, don't change your game, don't go for shots that you know you are going to miss and waste points, don't go conservative, because he's going to put those shots away.
I joined in sometime in the 2nd set expecting Mirra to run away with the match after seeing the 6-0 score.
But no such thing.
Part experience from Korp to just keep the ball in play + Mirra being rusty from her absence the past few weeks.
Mirra was overly cautious today.
I agree that her outbursts were very disconcerting. They aren't a good sign to be sure.Yeah, her opponent used her experience to frustrate Andreeva into crying at points throughout the match, and Korpatsch is an ITF player at best on hard surfaces. I don't think she's ready emotionally to compete on the WTA at the moment. Crying mid-match is the sort of things Juniors do. A better player would have taken full advantage of that yesterday.
As I've said before, it's a lot easier to rise up through the ranks when nothing is expected of you like she did when she was taking names in Madrid and Wimbledon. When you come up against players you're then expected to beat and other players want to take you down a peg or two, it's a different sort of pressure.