Originally Posted by West Coast Ace
Agreed. Like learning how to hit drop shots and volleys. The talking heads on ESPN say she practices at the net. But in matches she looks completely lost up there.
2-2 - looks like the first to break and then hold will win.
Like with Roddick (who can barely volley to save his life) it's not just practicing the stroke, but moving with the volley, and anticipating the return. Success at the net isn't really something you can force.
I agree that getting better at the net would help, but I'm talking about a slice backhand, or some side spin roll shots to take her opponent off the court.