Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: The Great White(?) North
I agree with you Volcana! Anna too often doesn't think her way around the tennis court, and in my opinion that's what has held her back the most. It's either that she's trying to outhit her opponent or playing her opponent's game; rarely will she use a strategy of her own. She has all the shots, and is a great mover, so she can definitely use some strategy on the court and figure out ways to win, but like Volcana said, she doesn't seem to understand that there is a mental side to the game that she can improve on.
I also thought that Venus might be just a power player with no exceptional mental strength. And, for the first couple of years, that's basically what she was, all power. But, as soon as she became stronger mentally, the big results started to come. I think that if Anna can develop into a stronger mental player, the results will start coming for her too.