Maria” sharapova> is usually disappointed after close losses, but she made an exception on Monday in Toronto. The Russian player lost to Anett Kontaveit in a three-set match and former world No. 6 Chanda Rubin expected the Russian to be angrier.
“You can’t (expect her to be happy) when you consider that she competes, that she does have weapons. If she gets healthy and has health for a consistent number of tournaments. It was a little surprising to see her pretty happy and in a pretty good state after that match because she was so close and it was right there but the flip side is that she can take some positives away considering how well she competed, how well she moved.
If the forearm and her body is feeling good, that’s the main thing,” said Rubin on Tennis” channel>. James Blake also commented on Sharapova’s defeat. “You see her mentality on the court and you see how intense she is, how much she wants to win and at this point in her career she is just happy to be playing and has positive energy.
She is looking for wins and she is expecting to win, so I am a little surprised to hear her taking a moral victory out of this. She is in her head and then gets back to the practice court, she is thinking about winning these kinds of events and winning a lot more matches like this especially the close ones.
I feel like early in her career she was known for winning these kinds of close matches and now losing a few here is got to be frustrating,” concluded the Miami Open Tournament Director.