Re: Does Pova have a skill block or a mental block vs Serena?
You just described 'skill block' and I agree with you. She just doesnt have the skills to beat Serena when shes playing well. Players like Vika and JJ have got that little extra that is needed when they are at their best.
Well, the way I understood your definition of skillblock, is the same as writer block.
You know it is there, but just went away temporarily.
That is NOT what I am talking about here.
Maria's skills are all there, they have not gone anywhere.
At their optimum, their bite is simply not enough to cause damage to Serena's defense or offense.
And there is a big difference between our 2 definitions there.
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