The Comeback Kid lost to A-Blond today 62 62. And afterwards, Alona laid it all out there:
"I played her twice before, and I thought it was going to be a harder match. She played (in the past) without mistakes, and right now with lots of mistakes ... her serve isn't as powerful as before either."
See? This is why it's awesome that Maria's back. Other players' reactions to her. Bummed she lost though. Had she won she would have played AKO in the semis. And that would have been Tay. Stay.
And no kidding about the weak serve. Masha served at 78% for the match and only won 48% of her first serve points.
So what do we think Pova's chances are at RG? Second round? Third? Who gets further, Masha or Ana?
Why am I feeling so inquisitive today? Weird.