Watson - Wang early in the 1st set, a challenge.
They are starting to develop an ugly habit with the replay using RealBouce.
Yesterday and now today, they are stopping the replay BEFORE the ball has actually hit the surface and rebounded!
So when they pause RealBounce the ball is hovering over the line and looks in.
A few seconds later they continue the video, the ball bounces AND CHANGES DIRECTION.
That is when you decide if it is in or out! You must see that CHANGE OF DIRECTION.
The ball either caught a hair of the line or was out.
They were calling it in on the first pause.
The 'change of direction' applies only if a depression of the ball isn't seen.
If there is a complete depression of the ball, one can judge if it touched the line or not without needing to see the change of direction.
Yes Wang is interesting for sure. I hope she improves because as you mention she is quite inconsistent.
In contrast to Watson.
I was going to label the Watson vs. Wang match as the race between the Turtle and the Hare.
But the more I saw Wang try to get to Watson's drop shots I realized she isn't that fast really.
So probably a better label was the battle between David and Goliath, with David prevailing.
I like Wang's easy power and angles, but don't like her mental weakness.
Hate to see Barty lose but Kvitová is probably the only player I don’t really mind her losing to. The two really do have the best rivalry on tour now although the two are great friends (which I love to see).
The match is LAF's to win or lose now.
She has the skills to win it and the nerves to lose it.
It's all on her racket.
Wasn't that Federesque not capitalizing on either of her 1st two set points, second set?