Yes on the whole her decision-making is good, however there were a few too many shots in the final where she had Mugur on the run way off to the side of the court and rather than either drop-shotting her or placing the ball on the opposite side of the court, she simply hit a passive looper to the middle of the court, allowing Mugur to get back in the point and re-group.What I like about Kenin from what I've seen last year and this year is that she has great timing and good decision-making. She just doesn't throw away a lot of shots. She reminds me of a female Davydenko, and I always liked his ball striking and ability to just redirect and move his opponents around...
I was there in Saint Petersburg and saw her match against Sakkari, she is a tall glass of ice cold water.And playing hot Rooskie Diatchenko in Lyon.
Are we surprised by her terrible tennis? She needs to put the attention-seeking computer dwelling away and hit the newspapers and flashcards like Martinka, and maybe she'll salvage what's left of her rapidly evaporating prime.
It was likely a combination of both in this case, as well depending on the strain she caught. I hope she doesn't show any long term effects. A friend of mine caught it as he travels for business, and he tells me he feels almost like he has Lymes disease 6 months on.
This disease seems very random, my friends' 21 year old son was quite ill for couple weeks last year. Youngsters are not expected to die but they can be whacked by it.