Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: always on the move
I am watching the Serena-Jennifer semis now and I am not really impressed. Why Jennifer is always playing tough against Serena is simply because she is not geting intimidated by Serena's return of serve. Which is, at least on clay, quite a mediocre return. Not even close to say Dementieva's. All Serena does is just whacking the ball hard accompanied with her making some intimidating noise. While the percentage of success of that return is not high at all - some of them go in for effective winners but even more of them are going out long. Some players get overly impressed by this return. Not Jennifer. Jennifer just lets her do that whacking and doesn't pay attention to particular shots or noises knowing that eventually statistics will be on her side.
But overall Serena-Jennifer looks like a match of quite an average quality of play, so if Nastya plays to her strength, she'll definitely have a chance. Of course, that being her first career GS semifinal can play against her in a match against such anexperenced GS warrior as Jenn.
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