After she lost 6-0, 6-0 to Agnieszka Radwanska in the final of Sydney, a tearful Dominika Cibulkova recounts how she lost control of the match.
“When I lost that 1-0 again in the second set, I just completely kind of break down and stop thinking about what I have to do and how to play well,” she said. “I was just thinking, ‘Oh, my God, what is happening?’ I was not choking, but I was starting to think about the score. Until then I had some strategy that I want to do. Now it’s like the score that I didn’t want to be in. After I stopped thinking and I was just thinking about the score all the time. After I just wanted to stay in a rally with her, but it’s just not something I’m used to. I’m just start to play with less power, and that’s not where I feel comfortable. Then I just didn’t want to do the mistakes and then I was doing even more mistakes. It was just like this, going round [in a spiral].”