Re: Why does the AO suit Serena's game more than the USO?
okay i sometimes question if you even watch tennis
Back in 02-03 the US hard-courts were Serena's best surface as they were very very fast - very suitable for Serena's all out attack game. Her footwork and footspeed was spectacular during this point in time and she could return shots with much more interest, which is why the US courts suit Kim's and Venus's game as well.
Now her game is more conservative, she uses more topspin and point construction than she did back then when she just overwhelmed her opponents with simply brutal flat ball striking - the slower courts in Australia suit her better as they are the perfect medium fast pace which allow her to set up the point. She can also afford to have sloppier movement than usual. The surface does not neutralize her serve like a clay court would.