Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: always on the move
Awesome match by Serena. Everything just clicked for her today. Every time it looked like Elena is trying to do something Serena would catch a line or corner and that was really demoralizing for Elena.
Elena really was a pale shadow of herself. And serve was a relatively small problem. She was missing tons of her bread-and-butter shots, so uncharacteristically, I don't seem to remember her ever missing so many groundstrokes and it is not that she had to handle too much of pace from Serena, against Venus she had to deal with more pace - it is just that her feet were not moving at all today. That, I think, what lost her the match - nerves - that she was petrified and could not make herself move. Of course, serve contributed too. But that will be good lesson for Elena and Olga nonetheless. They'll be back strong.
And congrats Serena! You are awesome!
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