Originally Posted by shap_half
Justine's made the Final and SF (twice) of Wimbledon and she's very focused on winning that last Slam. I think people are writing her off for reasons I don't understand.
Well it's really all up to Justine.
If she wants to win Wimbledon then she knows what to do.
You cannot all of a sudden start playing a grass court game one month in the year and expect the wins to come.
Lendl tried doing that and it surely didn't work for him.
She needs to do the things that got her to that final.
The lost of the muscle mass which she says caused her her nagging hamstring is gone.
That's a start.
There are two other things she needs to do to really give her a chance.
1) A first serve percentage in the 60s.
Playing from a defensive standpoint on grass just doesn't work so you need to make sure that your first mark on the ball (the serve) is one that gives you an advantage and not a disadvantage.
2) Just go all out.
The beautiful backhand of hers is what got her to that final against Venus and that backhand will get her back there.
She has more winners on the forehand but she does a better job of flattening shots out on the backhand which is important on grass.