Samsonova has been playing at an impressive level lately. She just won a grass court tune up to Wimbledon and recently moved inside the top 100.Based on energy level I'm thinking Samsonova will beat Pegula. Even though it's still level in the 1st set, Pegula is standing around like she doesn't want to be there.
You're moving the goal post. Your original claim was that there was some big difference between Martina's belief in herself and her ability to win matches on court near the end of her career and other than her last year, she was winning around 85% of her matches, a win percentage no one on the WTA tour today is remotely close to. So other than in Martina's very last full-time year, that discrepancy didn't actually exist.Winning percentages in her last five years are not winning majors (her last coming in 1990--long before she retired), which is the only reason Navratilova--like Serena--entered majors events. When the ability is no longer supported by the body, or the ability is not edging opponents out as in earlier years, its time to retire, or continue to show up for one disappointment after another.
Right? I wonder what the story is there. Last part means 'graveyard', but I've never seen 'Pattinama'What a name!
Some dependables (going through the remaining draw): Barty, Svitolina, Mertens, Swiatek, Muguruza, Sakkari. At least I don't associate those names with regular early round exits.#4 Kenin is out. Is there anybody dependable on the women's side these days other than Barty (and Osaka but only on hard court)?
You're right, Svitolina, Mertens, and Muguruza are dependable to reach quarterfinals and lose. Actually, I think Mertens and Sakkari both have good chances to go deep here.Some dependables (going through the remaining draw): Barty, Svitolina, Mertens, Swiatek, Muguruza, Sakkari. At least I don't associate those names with regular early round exits.