As linnie said, she's changed her service motion because of her back. She needs to use less top spin and take shorter swings sometimes. Patty's lefty serve gives her trouble, and today Momo was panicking when she couldn't get her first serve in. Patty allowed her no rhythm and Amélie kept hitting to her forehand (not a smart move, as Patty can just rip them down the line).
Amélie's always been inconsistent and that's a bitter pill for the Momosapiens to swallow sometimes. With her injuries this year, she hasn't achieved last year's form, so right now I'm just happy to see that she's playing.
With more practice, and making that serve a weapon instead of a liability, she'll bounce back and regain form. She'll have few points to defend next year so I expect success (and you've better prove me right Momo)!
Amélie Mauresmo, 2009 GDF Suez, 2007 Proximus Diamond Games, 2006 World No. 1 ,Wimbledon Champion, Proximus Diamond Games, Gaz, Australian Open, 2005 YEC, Advanta Chamionships, Italian Open, Proximus Diamond Games, 2004 World No. 1, Advanta Championships, Generali Linz, Rogers Cup, Italian Open, German Open, 2003 J&S Cup, Advanta Championships, 2002 Rogers AT&T Cup, Dubai Open, 2001 Gaz, Nice, Amelia Island, and Eurocard Ladies German Open, 2000 Adidas International, and 1999 Bratislava Champion
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