Re: If you could give advice to a player what would it be?
Learn a slice backhand. It drives me insane, that top players like Jankovic or Dementieva try to play the most impossible shots with their two-handed backhand, when it would still be an easy effective shot to slice. Even Roger Federer did it numerous times in the final on Sunday. And the slice is the easiest shot to teach to an acceptable level in a short period of time. Ivanovic has learned it, Nadal has learned it.I love Jankovic and Dementieva, but I cannot take them seriously until they really fix this glaring hole in their games. Some players seem to think a slice is a sign of weakness.