Baby Beluga had an easy win over Flavia today, winning 2 and 3. Hopefully she can rest up for Friday where she'll face one of the Williamses. Thanksfully for Dinara fans, she's feeling a lot better than she was a few days ago:
Q. Do you feel mentally fresh now? Are you able to put aside being tired?
DINARA SAFINA: Honestly, yes, I feel really like ‑‑ already yesterday I was practicing, and I had already a smile on the face. I was like, Okay, now I can play and move.
I think it was ‑‑ sometimes it comes this moment in the body that ‑‑ especially I had like tough match against Bacsinszky.
Next day I had day off, and then to play again I was ‑‑ because it was not easy matches. It was like more mentally that I had to pull the match again being down.
Then with Ahn it was not easy to come back. Then yesterday it was okay. I had to do what I had to do. I pulled these two matches, so now I can get only better so that slowly I'm getting back.
Dinara still looks gassed, but luckily she didn't cry before this match to her coach. Progress!