Re: When will these girls learn?!?!
But she added that Jankovic still seems to be "in and out'' of matches mentally and wondered about her attention span. "She might like the occasion a little too much,'' Navratilova said. "There was a little too much looking up at the screen. That takes away a lot of energy and focus.''
..and that is exactly it. She went for her shots, she played more aggressive than usual, with that necessary combination of offense and defense, but she lacks the focus in big matches, that total determination not to lose. Sometimes she doesn´t play the big points with the appropriate sense of urgency. There were a few points she couldn´t do anything when Serena hit big serves, but she had Serena on the run at 3-5 30-40 and her play in the point looked lackadaisical to me. You cannot serve a double fault at 5-4, Adv. And at 5-6 30-30 she tried to be too cute with the lobs, when she should have went for Serenas body. It´s the small things that seperate a champion from a runner-up in these situations.