Talk Tennis Guru
And there was a time when it was totally different. Serena could always potentially lose to a nobody in an early round, in contrast to another ATGs like Graf where that almost never happened. If she was in a SF or Final though, she was almost unbeatable.Man, I thought this was going to be a rout with Williams taking it in straight sets. But now, I think it is the other way. I simply don't understand Serena. She has absolutely zero energy since the first ball. She has had this issue repeatedly for I don't know how many years now.
She gets all pumped up and excited for everything but a final match. Then all of a sudden, she's walking around the court moping... I mean it is almost so bad that I would say she almost should get a lack of effort violation. Jeezus.
They are doing their job. Unlike the ATP, where 2 generations never stepped up to dethrone three players, on the WTA side, players see this as their life's work--meaning why else are they on the court? They are there to win majors, not just show up. All three majors winners this year were there for that reason, and took what they felt was theirs. If Andreescu wins this, she earned it, she did job of every player, and the women's tour continues to be the strongest in tennis.Girls are really catching fire these days playing against her.
She's slicing balls on defense that most WTA players wouldn't get a neutral ball back with.Best backhand ever? Maybe when she gets it lined up, but her movement has been bad and she has to slice way too much. So I have to disagree.
I don't think she actually wanted to challenge, she was raising her hands in the air because she thought she won the point from the crowd reaction. Then she was basically forced to challenge because the umpire stopped the point for her.She couldn't just say "challenge"? She had to stick her arms in the air like that?