Re: Serena subpar from the baseline??
Speaking as a Serena fan, I'm concerned about this. I agree with the guy who pointed that whenever they got into the rally, almost right away Serena would be on the defensive. Part of this is of course Zheng Jie being very aggressive, but it's also got with Serena somehow always being on her back foot as soon as it's a rally. I hope this won't happen in the final, because I don't think she can beat Venus on Saturday unless her ground game is on.
I believe she will be fine though, because it seems from the interviews that she is willing to do anything to win. If that means that her "instinctual" footwork/ferocity will come out and replace her tentative playing, then so be it.
She's just trying to contain that monster inside. Let it out Serena.
Current Tennis Era: Serenaissance (since 2007)