Jelena let herself down in today’s semifinal.
Her wonderfully strong will and determination are her foundation and so admirable. Today she was tired and realised quickly she did not have the energy to win. She loves winning. Her coach came with advice, asking if she was well enough to continue. Only to be told to “go”. At 20 you dont dismiss your experienced and helpful employees in that way.
No doubt plans for the future will be discussed in private and future behaviour established. Jelena has the most exciting game in women’s tennis. Provided she stays calm and focused her future as leader of womens world tennis is surely certain.
But her service and court etiquette need attention.