Bummed Venus Lost, but Impressed with Lisicki
Big first serve, decent second serve, solid groundies, good drop shot, kept her composure.
I looked at her previously results and I don't get why she doesn't win more. This is the first time I've seen her play, but she wasn't lucky. Venus didn't play badly. She didn't play well, but that was her B game anyway. That should beat a player ranked #63. Lisicki clearly came in prepared to crush Venus' second serve, and Venus gave her plenty of them to crush. (75 mph on green clay, with topspin. I could hit one out of ten of those for winners.) But she constructed points, hit a bunch of outright winners .... if that's her normal game, she'll be a bigtime player one day.
Why is this girl ranked so low?
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Last edited by Volcana; Apr 17th, 2009 at 03:11 AM.