Karolina is approaching 30, has been in the top tier for years and let chance after chance slip by to grab one of the big prizes, even in an era where nearly every slam is up for grabs.
This is partly why I was rooting for Aryna today; for a player with her overall resume, Karolina's GS performances were letdowns for the most part. She does seem extra motivated this time and to be honest I'll be rooting for her come Saturday. She was nearly unbeatable today, not many would have survived Aryna either and the fact alone that Karo didn't give up after not winning a single BP out of eight in that servebot marathon in the first set is rather telling on how much she wants this now. Clutch in every aspect, really hope she doesn't fuck up against Ash.