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Old 03-29-2013, 12:35 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by Amelie Mauresmo View Post
I agree on the first two points but not on the third she doesn't need to be someone else.

Agnieszka Radwanka is probably the most naturally talented player on the WTA tour she has great hands, good anticipation and she's very quick.

She just needs to get more power, perhaps light some weights I don't know but she needs more power.
Radwanska can lift weights all she wants but unless she changes her technique on her groundstrokes (particularly the forehand) she isn't going to add much extra power. If you watch how she hits the ball it isn't a very natural or fluid motion. She can control the direction well and has great feel which is why she has achieved what she has achieved, and is probably directly related to her natural feel and talent, however much like Martina Hingis her technique just isn't conducive to a power game.

One thing she could try to do to produce effects similar to power hitting would be taking the ball earlier as opposed to hovering behind the baseline and retrieving. Like Azarenka, who also isn't a "power" player a la Williams/Sharapova, she could dictate play and be more aggressive by planting herself on the baseline and taking balls on the rise to get ahead in the point. Also she needs to be willing to come forward more often and of course use her spins and variety to mix up play rather than trying to go toe-to-toe with the top girls from the back of the court.

Last edited by Tanya; 03-29-2013 at 12:38 PM.
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