Saturday, 7 June 2014

Roland Garros scorecard: Queen of clay, Sharapova

A+: Maria Sharapova

Playing clutch tennis through her last 4 matches, Sharapova showed she had the best mental game on the women's tour despite not playing her best.

A: Simona Halep

Very decent showing from Halep given that this is her first slam final appearance. Definitely a future slam winner.

A-: Eugenie Bouchard

Not a fan of her attitude off court, but Eugenie has some serious game. If only she can mature off court, WTA will have another player to market.

B+: Andrea Petkovic

First slam semi-finals in her career made even sweeter given that she almost retired after her injury. Still, might have a Dementieva career. almost there but never reaching it.

B: Garbine Muguruza

What a showing from the Spaniard, displaying consistent power-hitting, and almost ousting 2 former champions. Clinical in her disposal of Serena Williams.

B-: Carla Suarez Navarro

Nobody can call her a mental giant. Wasted a perfect opportunity to make her first slam semi-finals by choking away leads in the sets that she lost. Needs a sports psychiatrist now.

C+: Pauline Parmentier

French wildcard captured the home crowd's imagination with her inspired play. She has the game, but just no faith in executing it. Hopefully this will give her the confidence to play well for the rest of the year.

C: Kiki Bertens

Out of nowhere, came through from qualifying all the way to the 4th round. Was always a competent player let down by her lack of focus. This run will give her the boost needed to get back on the main tour.

C-: Petra Kvitova

Well, she lost to a better clay court player. However, she fought very hard and almost had the win. Still, losing to Svetlana in a tight match isn't a good sign.

D: Agnieszka Radwanska

A strange and uninspired performance from the Pole. Wasted a perfect opportunity to reach the semi-finals of the tournament.

E: Serena Williams

She was outplayed and out hit by Garbine, who just couldn't miss. Normally, Serena would have fought her heart out, but a flat performance gave her her earliest exit in a slam after her infamous flop against Razzano.

F: Li Na

No excuses for the Chinese. Precisely what she said, she would have lost to anyone who was standing across the net. Horrific performance.

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