Confident, smiling, teeth-gritting, fist-pumping, ajde-ing, winner-hitting Ana. Into the semis of Rome. Woah.
More of the same really. She was steady, pushing Nads in the first set and causing errors. And using the big serve. Huh?
In the second set, Nads really started keeping the ball on the outside of the court, and going for it more. Ana did too, and the errors came. But she then managed to bring it back in, use the forehand. And when she got broken, she played big points right off the top of the next game and got them back. I don’t even.
MJMS is up next, a player who really impresses me. She doesn’t necessarily have the power or the skill of most, but she has the hands of a doubles player and likes to use the net. Furthermore, she doesn’t just sit back, she makes you beat her. It’s almost kamikaze, sometimes, and it can be fun to watch (it’s the reason why she does so well against Caro…) The good thing is that Ana hasn’t won these matches by playing like A-Rad. She’s been going for it. Oh, and SHE HAS A COACH NOw who can actually tell her how to prepare and WTF is up with this chick. Totally do-able. Get it, girl.