Re: Serena's 2013 Clay Court Strategy
Originally Posted by The Dawntreader
There's no real formula or accumulating a backlog of matches that can really prove fool-proof to peaking at RG. Quite simply she has to perform better there. She has to prioritise her best tennis for that event.
That said, I've always maintained that a heavy clay-court schedule is a pre-requisite for maximising one's chances at RG. Especially for someone like Serena, where the transition isn't a natural one compared to other surfaces.
I agree with your first opinion, but wonder about the second one when discussing Serena. But I can definitely understand your logic.
I'm of the opinion that simply practicing on the slow red stuff (Mouratoglou Tennis Academy) will be enough for a player like Serena.
History has already proven this to be the case. And she has already vastly improved, as her latter season results have already shown.
Personally, I'm not a bit worried about actual tournaments she will, or needs, to play leading up to the FO. As long as she takes adequate time to train her body to adjust to the slow clay conditions, footwork, and taking her time to patiently constructing points, she will be a force.
The only thing I see her possibly having a problem with is the 'patience' part.
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