Maria Sharapova has now lost four matches in a row for the second time in her career. The former world number one hasn’t won a match in over 3 months and her performance against Caroline Garcia was very good, much better than the overall performance of the French woman who secured the victory.
At the end of the day it’s a results business and Sharapova didn’t get the job done and a year on from the comeback the same questions are still being asked with no answers of yet.
There was a game in the second set at 4-4 and it went on and on and I remember watching and listening to the commentators saying how much of a mess Garcia had got herself into and then congratulating her for getting over the line in that game and quite right to as well however Sharapova should have won that game, I just didn’t feel like she went for it.
The stats at the end of the match were in the favour of the Russian who won more points, 39 winners, 25 unforced, 17 aces but still lost the match.
Big points are where it is at and I remember hearing how intense Sharapova looks during a match and the intensity doesn’t drop but could that be a bad thing as well?
The inevitable double faults picked up as well as the match went on finishing on 10 which cost her come the end and there is a lot of work still to do.
Maria is currently working with Thomas Hodstedt again in her career and says things have been going well however it is not confirmed how long he will be with her for at the moment. It’s now vital she finds some form in Madrid and Rome as her early exit here means baring some miracle she will not be seeded at Roland Garros.