Re: Serena's 2013 Clay Court Strategy
I think playing in Charleston is a mistake, I've enjoyed her playing there but it clearly does nothing for her FO chances, in fact the two occasions she has won there her form in Paris has been awful. I think it fails as a warm up. Haven't won RG in 10 years? Maybe it's time to change something up.
She needs to play and win Rome. It predicts her FO success. 2002 - win. 2003 - SF choke. 2004 - loss to Capriati. 2007 - not good enough in QF. 2010 - QF/SF choke. 2012 - w/o in both tournaments. Plus people have been saying for years that Rome's red clay has the greatest similarity to RG's clay.
So should be something like: win Miami - have a little break - begin training on clay - Stuttgart - Madrid - Rome - RG
(1)A lot is being made of the record Serena has vs Sharapova. It is being used as THE reason she will win again lol. Good thing we have players like Tomas Berdych (who had an even worse record vs Nadal) to remind us of the fallacy of this nonsense logic.
(2)You stans may as well sleep well tonight because tomorrow the a replay of Lucie's winning moment over and over again will haunt your dreams for weeks to come
(3)The stars have aligned perfectly for the upset of the 21st century. All the best Garbine
(4) There is no path to victory for Williams.Keys wins in straight easy sets.
Last edited by Olórin; Sep 30th, 2012 at 10:56 AM.