"Let's keep on playing MIND games ...."
The big change for Serena Williams from before WB 2001 to after seems to be basically mental. The shots are the same. Her mental focus and concentration are what seemed to have improved. The player that showed flashes, even whole matches of total 'unstopability', now turns it on and keeps it on for whole tournaments.
So, let's look at the rest of the top 20 or so, and ask, who's only a mental adjustment away from a GS title? And what's the adjustment?
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