If we wanted to respond willingly, we would have chosen the first option. Matches like this happen from time to time and that’s it. If we analyze rationally, we will likely choose the second scenario. After a long break and the tense end of the season approaching with the WTA Finals in Mexico and perhaps the Billie Jean King Cup in Spain, it was necessary to focus differently on preparations, burdens and priorities. This could now affect his actions in court. But if we look at the bigger picture, we add some worrying signs that go beyond these days and Japan itself. The Polish woman just lost her third straight match in three sets. In Cincinnati, she was eliminated by Coco Gauff, at the US Open by Jelena Ostapenko, and on Friday in the Land of the Rising Sun, she was defeated by Weronika Kudermetwa. The 2:6, 6:2, 4:6 defeat was surprising because it was against a player who was “comfortable” and perfectly suited to her style, and who, even in a weaker state, you can theoretically build on.
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