Originally Posted by selesfan1
her game isn't as exciting to watch anymore.
I guess this is what I mean. When she was winning slams, number 1 etc. her game dominated in other words, she did what she wanted with her game to the other players. Now, by just watching I get the feeling she kind of has a more defensive brand of tennis. Like she has to play this way to get herself out of trouble , not play thsi way because she can or wants to. In the last 3 matches, including today you have similar stats back from 2000, 2001, etc. as far as unforced errors, service percentages but you don't see her beating players with her game but rather it's more like she's saving herself with her game. Am I just crazy or has anyone noticed this as well.
I just want to quickly reiterate I am not bashing Martina. She is one of 2 reasons i got into tennis. I saw her play Monica at Family Circle cup in 1997 and was wowed by both. I am glad to see her back as she was my first celebrity crush. I was only 13 at the time and she just seemed so cool that i wanted to put blue streaks in my hair like she did. I am glad she is back and hopes she starts winning big events again with her smart tennis.
It depends on the day, the day she beat Sharapova at Tokio she had more winners and fewer errors than Maria. Maria is just playing really well right now, you can´t expect Martina, a non power player, who retired for 3 years, to comeback and handle the power the way she used to (2000-2001). She is doing extremly well, ranked in the top 25 already with just 7 tournaments, its incredible.
Beating a fair share of power players and two top ten players along the way, this just in 2 and half months of play. Do people remmember when Venus Williams went blank in top ten wins for more than a year from 2004-2005?.... I think she is doing pretty well, of course, she will need to change a couple of things, and be more agressive, and incorporate some net play in a consistent basis to her game (she is been very successful at net on this comeback).
Honestly i love to watch her, but surely yesterday´s match was really bad for her, only producing 8 winners, its not that good. But im sure she will work on that, she knows that if she wants to beat this top players, she will have to produce. We´ll see.