Re: Why do girls miss so many simple balls?
I think every tennis player makes mistakes on put away shots (the number would vary on the person, male or female). When you, they, or whoever knows they just have to hit one ball and they should win the point theres a good chance a mistake (overhit, dump it in the net etc) will be made.
I must say the worst female player at put away shots, in my mind, is Wickmayer as she seems oblivious to what her opponent is doing during such shots, where they are heading etc on a put away shot (there will be a male equivalent tho dont watch enough mens tennis tbh). This oftens results in a complete shocker of a "put away"
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