Was she practicing 3/3 in the practices? Maybe she can't do one clean.
So I don't think it's not a matter of not being able to do them, but is part of a shrewd training/competition strategy.Wagner: She takes the ice as though she is telling it who is boss. Her scores were very deserved as she gave a command performance. The early season showed in a bit of lean in her final few jumps of the long, but she gives the impression that she knows she is going to land those jumps before she even skates into them. One two foot in the short program. She practiced a lot of triple-triples with great consistency, and I believe I saw a few 2A-3T combos in practice as well. She looks like she's ready to really make an impact on the standings. Very expressive in both of her programs.
I don't like Lipnitskaya's bendy moves, or her double axel. A lot of her bendy moves are skated on a flat, rather than an edge, and her double axel technique is very reminiscent of Tara Lipinski or Tanja Szewczenko. She doesn't do much of a step-up into the double axel.