That's all I can think whenever I see MGMT, who beat Ana 64 62.
The junkballer played some very effective junkyard tennis to completely throw Ana off her game and bring out the pissy frustrated Ana that we haven't seen all week. Drop shotting second serves, drop shotting three strokes into the point, dinking, doinking, putzing, flipping, IT WAS FUCKING ANNOYING. Put it this way, it makes me long for Caroline Wozniacki. There. I said it.
You know how when you watch most tennis players and you're like "man, it would be pretty cool to be able to play tennis like him/her?" I have none of that reaction to MGMT. I mean, good for her that she's able to and she's having a bit of a career resurgence and a really great season with that lame-o game-o. I mean, what is she, 38? Kidding. Congratulations, Oracular Spectacular.
Anyway, it's annoying that Ana had to lose to her but it still doesn't impact my high from this week. This week was more of a success than I could have imagined for her. Everything after Vika was gravy for me. Ana showed some positive signs of improvement and she has a lot to be encouraged about going into Madrid.
Where she will most likely lose in straight sets to JJ in the second round. But, you know, baby elephant steps.