I finally remembered Zakopalova when they reminded me she was once Klara Kuklaova. I watched her play back then at Indian Wells. I used to call her Kookie Girl because she had this lovely game and then once she was in a wining position, she would start beating herself. It was insane. Also she had dark hair that that time. I knew she got married and changed her name, but in the interim, I’d forgotten. Maybe if I had heard her called Klara, I would have remembered.
She doesn’t seem to be going through the same things that she did before — not the unwarranted berating herself — but she is losing.
in all fairness, Maria beat herself too a lot in this match