Re: Family Circle Cup 2014
Daniela. 3-5 and 2-5 to 7/5 7/5. Nice to do it but ut could have easily gone to the other side.
I don't know what's wrong with Dani. It's clearly not the injury she had. I always insist that she needs to go back to basics and learn how to hit the ball on the court, on specific marks (like juniors learn) and re-gain her service technique and accuracy.
I second that. I also think she is quite helpless at the net (although she has a great touch) and she comes forward so slowly that her volleys are delayed. She also forgot how to play classic volleys toward baseline if you know what I mean.
What I like in that match is the fact, she was playing some nice short angle backhands what I think is her signature shot and she should use it more often in order to open court.
I also notice that it would be very helpful if she learn how to play top spin short cross forehand and use angles in general to create space for her down the lines shots which she loves to play a lot, make these shots more effective then.
And of course service - it's too weak but I don't know how far she can improve this - maybe more slice on the service?
I also think it's importand for her to gain some muscles, cause we all know tennis is all about power these days and Dani is too thin now (last year she looked a lot better considering body standards in tennis - she even won tournament)
Anyway there is a lot of work to do by her coach but in my opinion she is in good hands now.
good luck also to: Magda Linette, Kasia Piter, Paula Kania, Petra Martic, Maria Kirilenko, Agnieszka Radwanska, Ula Radwanska, Kimiko Date-Krumm, Su-Wei Hsieh, Yaroslava Shvedova, Galina Voskoboeva, Mirjana Lucic, Sandra Zaniewska, Karolina Pliskova, Belinda Bencic, Martina Hingis