So what happened to Serena at 3 all in 2nd set?
Does anybody have any insight into the fairly dramatic drop in her energy, level of play and attitude midway through second set? From 3:3 to 3:5, 0-40 she could barely get her serve in, or hit a decent return. She stopped moving well and looked totally absent-minded.
The British (or was it Australian?) commentators in the torrent I just downloaded thought she was injured.
Then, she slowly came back, fighting off 4 set points and finished the way she started.
Was it nerves- like in Australia or Miami this year where she went away for long stretches of play, or was it something else? She didn't show the same frustration, she didn't smash her racket, just quietly righted the ship. Is this a new Serena who worked on her mental agility or is this a sign of something more permanent that will haunt her in big matches for the rest of her career?