Rick Sanchez on the Williams sisters: "If you get four balls back, they can't play"
The full quote, according to a piece that appeared in SI last week:
"The Williams are like sprinters -- they cannot stand the long rallies, and if you get four balls back, they can't play. When you go from there, they die."
Sanchez (who is coach of Petrova, for those who never heard of him) probably takes a lot of ridicule from Williams fans for this statement, but he's basically telling the truth. Watch Serena play, and what happens to her when she has to hit more than 3 groundstrokes in a rally. Serena's game is built to overwhelm the opponent in the beginning of the point and she generally struggles when the point goes any longer. Of course it's not so easy to "get 4 balls back" against Serena, but its doubtful that she can win RG again unless she starts to be consistently successfull in points where she needs to hit 6,8,or even 10 shots...