Bulking up, especially as fast as she did it, was going to affect her game. You can definitely get a step slower if you add more weight, even if it's muscle. It's best to add muscle gradually instead of just packing it on in a few weeks time because it'll without a doubt affect the base of your game.
Oh look, the person who just a few months ago was claiming Azarenka was a power player is here to treat us to another lesson :notworthy:
Putting on a considerable amount of weight might affect movement, the negligible amount of mass that Jankovic (was it even 20 pounds?) gained would have no impact. Again, I point to Murray who put on a LOT more muscle mass in both the 2007-08 and 2008-09 offseasons, and his movement wasn't affected in the slightest, on the contrary he started both seasons by winning a tournament immediately. Actually, that's another urban legend that's grown up on this forum about Jankovic - when people talk about her "bulking up", they seem to be misremembering that she came back built like Serena Williams, when in reality, anyone who wasn't a hardcore tennis fan would've been barely able to tell the difference if you showed them a pic of Jankovic at the end of 2008 and the very beginning of 2009.
As others have said, her scheduling in her prime years caught up with her
Take a look at her 2007 clay schedule, for example...
She had an excellent 2008, so I dont know if 2007 was a reason for anything.Jelena is certainly an interesting career, because she was so close to a 2008 FO title, then when its Fran, Li, Errani in the final, she's not that 2008 player.
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