Ana beat Makarova 6-3, 6-2.
Am I dreaming? A straight sets win. Not a single break point faced. Solid serve. Totally committed. I am so happy.
I’ve said this before, but this time I honestly feel Ana is coming back. Heinz and her new fitness coach were the best thing that happened in the last months. I used to feel Ana was sad on court, not enjoying, etc. Probably like most of her fans. That totally changed. She seems comfortable and confident in most of her shots and that is so nice to see. Also, how funny is that this is happening in USO? She usually doesn’t have great results there. It might be a sign.
She will face Zheng tomorrow. In my opinion, if Ana remains focused and calm she has a great shot of winning. Just breathe, girl. There’s still some ankle pain but it’s getting better.
Have you guys noticed how much she’s been smiling lately? Tennis needs her. It’s as simple as that.