Re: Can Serena...
Serena EXECUTED well, and you can't ask for much more than what she did from an execution stand point. Sure there were a couple of UEs, but any time Serena is playing at +17 UEs/Winners, considering the high wire, high risk nature of her game, that's spectacular.
I do think that there is room for improvment from a tactical stand point, though it's difficult to tell from her last match, because Shapo didn't force Serena to tactically adjust. And even then, I have to back pedal a little, because it seemed Serena seemed to played the right shot at the right time throughout- the top spin lob, the well timed deep moonball to buy time to get back in position and push Shapo off the baseline, etc, etc.
Serena could definitely imporve the bite and kick of her second serve. I still don't think it is the best it's ever been. Her movement, though very, very good now, is not quite at optimum Serena level yet, so that could improve. And, I do wish she would drop a few pounds, not because she can't move with the beautiful body she has now, but it would be less stress on her joint's- particularly her vulnerable knee- if she did.
JA ME KA IS THE GOAT!!!
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