Needless to say everyone has witnessed the win of WMC over Zhu Lin, Zhang Ning and Xie Xinfang. WMC 'killed' them in the physical fitness dept. Zhu Lin was breathing so heavily at one point, I thought she was going to faint (she slumped her body). And she gave up in the end without too much of a fight. Then came Zhang Ning who clearly showed her unftiness also. She also capitulated at the end. Xie Xinfang put up a bit of a fight in the 2nd but in the 3rd she just gave up when WMC took control at 16-16, thereafter it was all downhill for her. She basically gave up the fight. WMC wore all these players down. If she can keep this sheer fitness up, she will become a champion - she will beat the hell out of her oponents who could not match her. She has stepped up her rallies to be fast and furious, which wore all her oponents down. LCW does the same, he is extremely fit. Fitness pays (we are not talking about plain fit but super duper fit). What Hafiz has realised, amidst a bit late but still not too late, is that he is a wreck when it comes to fitness. He gives in too quickly and play lazy strokes (trick shots) to try to win the easy way coz he is tired. There are no easy pickings these days. Everyone is playing at their peak and it gets harder as everyone puts in the heavy gym work. If you not pumping irons or bicycling 20 kms per day, you are not going to cut it. Rope skipping increases the heart beat and lowers the eventual heart rate to 40-50 beats per seconds. It is amazing how very fit LCW and WMC are - they should put everyone under the same physical coach.