Lansdorp on Davenport's Groundstrokes
This is from Tennis Magazine. Coach Robert Lansdorp says:
"She was very much like she is now. She worked hard but was prone to moping. She had an unbelievable backhand at 12 years old, and I admit some of that was raw talent. It was just as sweet as it could get.
The thing with Lindsay is that if she had a coach who was heavy into topspin, she would never have seen the Top 50, no matter how much desire she had. She was kind of lucky that I taught a flatter game. Lindsay suprised me when she won her first pro event at 16, on clay. I was like, 'How the hell did you win a clay-court tournament?'
Another thing about Lindsay: She has a competitiveness that she hasn't shown. To be No. 1, you have to be that way, but she never wanted that known. She did a good job hiding it."
That comment struck me. Are there talented players out there on the tour who are simply playing the wrong style of game for their abilities? Anyone in particular come to mind?