Let's face it, it was wishful thinking to think Masha could win this thing. Favorable draw aside there was really no reason to think she would make a run past the quarters here. So why is ESPN all up in arms and shocked that she lost to Gisela "Giant Killer" Dulko? Dulko' a worrisome player on fast surfaces and I have to think that Masha's just gassed. There's only so much mileage she can get out of that shoulder and that body before she needs a break.
So now she's got the break. Rest up, Maria, and tear though the USO Series.
And nice win for Gisela. Another big scalp for her wall. Can she back it up?