ok, well, i've been playing tennis since like forever and i have really good volleys though my serve is very suspect. anyway, recently i came to australia and they have LOADS of grass courts....and well, it really suits my game cuz i hit really good appraoch shots and the opponent usually hits the ball into my strike zone. anyway, there's this one girl from Italy and she's been playing on clay and her grass game sucks. she cant volley to save her life, seriously.
well, i've played her 7 times and i've lost to her all 7 times. i've never lost to a person more than 3 times before actually getting a win.
she's beaten me pretty comprehensively too.
6-1 5-7 6-2
7-5 6-7 7-5
5-7 6-3 7-6 (7)
the thing is that she can handle an attacking game really well but against the other girls, she cant handle their defenze. but when i play a defensive game, she wins. (i.e the three setters)
today, i lost really awful match against her.(the HARDCOURT match)i was up 5-3 in the third and 6-2 in the TB. thats 4 match points. then i had another MP at 7-6 and she still beat me.
yes, i KNOW i choked cuz i really felt tight i mean, i hit two easy returns into the net, two DF's on my MP's and another awful mishit off the volley on her matchpoint. i smiled it off but its really been eating me up and i've been in a bitchy mood all day.
WHAT DO I DO?
i mean, how do i beat her?she has no real weaknesses cept her return off the backhand is weak (but i tend to hit more faults if i serve to her BH) and she plays defensively most of the time cuz i hit really hard, and she hits with so much spin that the ball actually moves away before i can actually hit it. i'm afraid of taking the ball early cuz i tried it a few times and it just never worked!
she moves really well and rarely ever hits lobs, her slices are really good. and it always lands midcourt which i HATE cuz i tend to hit into the net.
with a game plan as well as the whole choking things.