Yes….Daniela lost, and she lost once again to a player ranked much lower (99 places lower to be exact).
In the second round of the Proximus Diamond Games in Antwerp, after being gifted an easy draw, Daniela was dumped out of the tournament in the second round by relative unknown Olga Savchuk of the Ukraine in straight sets 6-4, 6-3.
According to those who had watched the match, her attitude was all wrong, that there were a few bad line calls and that generally, she just played poorly. Fair enough.
So, Daniela’s form proves to be inconsistent, beating top tenners one minute and losing to players outside the top 100 the next, something clearly isn’t right in the Hantuchova camp (coach Nigel Sears was again absent from the tournament), and lets face it, hasn’t been for a couple of years now.
Still, in other news, the UK’s new darling Andy Murray continues to do well, reaching the quarters in the SAP Open in San Jose, a tier 3 tournament. I guess I am warming to the young Scot, but he will never have the appeal of Henman or even Rusedski.
*Picture from danielafrenchsite