Re: Why isn't Serena winning the slams?
Aside from the losses to Justine last year, the ones she lost this year to JJ and Srebotnik are unacceptable. I'm not sure what the hell happened at the OZ open. She was doing well and serving well up until the quarters winning everything in straight sets. Then she just lost to JJ without putting up much of a fight as if she didn't even want to be on court and didn't even look like she cared. Same goes for Venus losing to Ana in the quarters at the OZ open. Sure Ana played a good match, but it wasn't anything that Venus can't handle, but nothing was working for her that day, her volleys were some of the most hideous I've ever seen her hit even worse than Sharapova. Serena losing to Srebotnik at the French was definitely unexpected. She was comming in as the favorite having won Family Circle Cup and was on a hot streak. Sometimes I'm not sure what's going on with her, but my best guess is that these days, Serena relies on her serve way too much to win her cheap points. That does not translate well on clay as it will not be as effective which forces her to get into long rallies, and we all know she has not looked sharp in long rallies. Take Wimbledon for example, everytime she's forced into a long rally with Venus, she's doomed. Because she is winning quick points off of serve and return of serve, she expends less energy and does not feel like she's out of shape, but when she's drawn into a long rally, you can tell she's physically not capable. She's just as much in denial about her fitness as a lot of her fans are.
Last edited by Tennisation; Jul 9th, 2008 at 08:57 PM.