Another match point now.
Looking like we could get some brilliant SF’s:
Why she is quality on and off the court she has beaten everyone, always gives it 100% she would be a fair no1. I am not one who thinks the slams are the be and end all, for many reasons not least TV dictates over fair competition.Svitolina being no. 1 would be a joke. I really hope that doesn't happen absent her winning Paris.
I'm still shocked by Naomi.
If she is fully fit she should make the final, with the winner of Bencic/Pliskova probably. Getting through a couple of close matches will help her, after losing some winning positions recently. Strapping round the knee is a worry though not just here moving forward as well. Knee trouble tends to not just go away.I always enjoy watching Svitolina play, it’ll be a tough road, but I hope she wins it all.
It actually was a decent interaction in hindsight. It motivated Sabalenka immensely who held to love in the next game after the interaction and she actually m won 6 of the next 9 games to lead 4-1 in the 3rd.There was some SERIOUS drama last night with Sabalenka and her coach. She called for her coach he came down after she lost the first set 6-1 and she asked if he would support her. He said no. She went on a hellfire streak of playing after that interaction in the second set. Unfortunately she lost the third 6-4. Not sure what’s going on there. They usually have a good dynamic and relationship on the courts.
Yeah. Just look at her recent loses scores. Demolition after demolition. Pretty much telling where she's at and always clueless when she's outplayed.A QF result isn’t bad for her but the demolition job is bad. She did better than the top 4 did and gained 205 points and she’ll jump 3 ranking spots.
We will see. Pretty much the stars truly born after they win Premier Mandatory or 5 when they are relatively young and breaking through. Bencic (Not Dubai but Canada) and Osaka are prime example. Kasatkina was making final last year but we can't say that she's a star.Has a star been born?
That is all well and good but Bencic has been troubling players with how early she takes the ball. This was already evident in Dubai. I feel the forum is somewhat incredulous towards her results because her past performances did not suggest she was capable of this. But it may be that she has turned the corner now and it's all come together.This is obvious what Osaka needs to work on. She was consistently getting beat on Backhand to Backhand exchanges,, with both Bencic and Collins yesterday. #1 player in the world is getting beat on backhand exchanges consistently against top backhands in the WTA. That is NOT good