Re: Does Pova have a skill block or a mental block vs Serena?
Both. Serena is superior in every category. She serves better, hits the ball better, movement isn't even a discussion, defense isn't a discussion, and tactics aren't even close to a discussion. When it comes to the mental part, I have a very strong opinion about this. I've said this many times before. Serena LOVES to beat Sharapova. So many people wanted this to be a rivalry, for Sharapova to be the one to "dethrone" Serena, that it's almost like Serena uses that as fuel when they play. She isn't just beating Sharapova, but beating the idea that she's competition, that they're on the same level, and that it's a rivalry. Serena might not ever lose to Sharapova again.
21-Time Grand Slam Champion
6 AO ('03, '05, '07, '09, '10, '15) 3 FO ('02, '13, '15)
6 WBN ('02, '03, '09, '10, '12, '15) 6 USO ('99, '02, '08, '12, '13, '14)