What is Elena D's Problem? Will she ever make the jump to elite tournament winner?
Again we see Elena losing a big final. In a winning situation, up 5-3 in the first set against Justine, she then suffered 5 breaks of her serve! In the second set, she then fought back from 1-4 to 4-4, but lost it again. She has been in Tier 1 and Grand Slam Finals, but has never won one. She's got to No 5 in the world on points, which shows her ability, but the only title she's won in the past year and a half is a Tier 3.
I'm wondering is the problem so much her serve - or is it really mental weakness when a big opportunity comes in sight?
This isn't a knocking thread. I like Elena (most of the time). But what is it that makes her play so badly in crunch situations - and can it be cured?
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