Originally Posted by Gizo
At RG she has actually been mentally weak in recent years, in contrast to how mentally strong and reliable she has been in the big tournaments on other surfaces. She wants to win a second RG title so badly, and that desperation has negatively affected her play there.
I think she puts even more pressure on herself since Henin retired since she knows it is there for the taking. When Henin was there she knew there was someone who was better than even her best tennis on clay, but that certainly isnt the case now. Seeing Sharapova holding the Roland Garros Trophy, when Serena is probably thinking to herself if I were in the final I would have beaten her 2 and 2 at worst, probably fuels her fire that much more. I think next year she will do it.