Re: Why is Davenport's H2H is so miserable against Serena Williams?
I dont think that there are any mental issues about it.
Serena moves faster than Davenport and hits more or less just as hard. Many of these wins came during Serenas peak period as well, when people were labelling her 'unbeatable' at her best.
Davenport has many qualities in her game that make her so tough, her accuracy, power, and serve. But at the time of many of these wins, Serena was a much tougher player than she is today, even if the game has advanced. Serena posseses the neccessary qualities to beat Davenport. And imo at her best, is slightly better, because of her speed and tenacity, two qualities that Lindsay is not known for.
Serenas excellent movement countered Davenports accuracy. Davenport would have to be painting lines continuously.
Serena hit juts as hard so no big advantage for one or the other in the power department. However Serena is more explosive in her power imo.
They both have increadable serves, Serena with extra points for her second serve.
Losing record 4-10 against Serena is nothing to be ashamed of though. Davenport might be able to get a few back if she stays on the tour a few more years.