Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Ontario, Canada
Re: Truth Serena did not believe she could defeat Justine
I didn't think the movement cost Serena the match as much as the apparent thumb injury seemed to. I thought Serena moved better than I was expecting, sure she wasn't at peak speed either, but it could have been much much worse too. The issue with the thumb proved a more apparent liability, because she was slicing the backhand so often, and usually dumping them into the net. Even when she did hit over it, it looked more like she was holding onto the racquet with the other hand until the last second and then sort of letting go on the follow through - The fact that she had so few winners from that side, to me is a result of that injury and for Serena to have won with less than her best movement, she really needed to be on with the groundies. With the thumb injury, that just wasn't possible, because she wasn't able to be really aggressive off of that side. I do think for Serena though, it has to be somewhat encouraging that she put up such a close fight given the circumstances she was in even though I'm sure she'll be very disappointed knowing the perfectionist she is!
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