What's there to say that hasn't already been said about Ana's game. Toss, serve, confidence, fishcakes. There's no shame in losing to K Bond, who beat Venus a few weeks ago. But this loss hurts because Ana played like crap AND she got outgutted by K Bond. Her lack of confidence manifested itself by Ana junkballing and K Bond, who was hobbling on one leg, dictating and cracking short balls. Somehow, despite being 4-1 down in the third, Ana fought her way back to force a tiebreak where she held a match point. But by the time Ana finally realized that she had to take her game to K Bond and play aggressively, it was too late. She had zero confidence in her forehand. It was appropriate that the match ended on a sitting forehand into the net.
The sad thing is that I was chatting with a friend during the match and she kept apologizing for how stressful and horrible it must be to sit through the match. My response: "Oh, don't worry. I'm used to it."