Well well well. MaKiri has had quite the year in doubles, but singles… well let’s be honest, its been a bit of a joke. Its been pretty sad, cause she’s capable of much more. I saw her against Flavs in Toronto, and it boggled my mind a bit as to how she’s been doing so terribly. Flavs beat her, pretty comfortably, but MaKiri was winning some solid points and was in rallies, and Flavs is in top form, to say the least.
Today she came out with a huge win over A-Rad in 3 sets to move on to the third round. She was hitting some big serves and just taking it to A-Rad all match. Which is a great plan, because Rad is a super defensive player and really does lack a weapon. She hit a couple of massive clutch forehand winners late in the final game too which was mighty impressive. Mental toughness for the win. Quite easily the biggest win of her season this year, and she’ll take on Nails in the next round, which should be a hell of match.
Two things: Rafa is playing right now and its making me insanely happy. Vamos! Secondly, I was way too depressed to make an Ana post last night, but I’ll put one up tonight while I’m busy not paying attention to the horrid night session.