Re: Why does everybody talk about Henin's mental strengh while she seems affraid on c
I look afraid before I go out and dance Ballet. In fact, I have not seen a dancer yet who hasn't looked afraid at some point in their performance career. (Usually before dancing Ballet)
But we always dance our best when we are afraid - we concentrate, focus, and take no step, no matter how easy or complex, for granted.
Yes, I know dancing is not that similar to tennis in regards to mental toughness, but you would be surprised at how much dancers go through before they hit the stage.
And, for me, the result is the key for a professional tennis player. It doesn't matter how they look, or how they feel; it's about how they get out of matches with a win, against all odds or scorelines.
Venus demonstrated that today.