Re: Sorana in Down Under (Rebirth or Back to Suck?) - the Start of 2012
Lost in doubles too. 3 and 1. But ALG and Barrois are quite a tough pair.
I agree with what Curcubeu and Langers say above. Her defence and footwork is the weakness, but she always hits some huge winners. Big serve, big fh, even a big bh. Nothing Flavia could do when she was landing them. Enormous difference in forehand firepower between the two. But she loses her balance on shots too easily, and she goes for huge winners when out of position (I presume because she just doesn't believe she can defend for very long). It's funny, she looks like she is in shape, but I guess she is just lucky with her figure, because she doesn't move like she's in great shape.
If you want to play the game the way Sorana likes to play (hit big all the time) I think you need to be able to hit the first shot very well. That includes the return of serve, which Kvitova does well and Davenport did before her. Sorana doesn't hit that return well enough at the moment. So she either needs to become better with that or learn to move better and rally more consistently in order to set up her attacking shots. I'll probably review the recording later and see if there's anything more to say.
Last edited by HowardH; Jan 2nd, 2012 at 06:35 AM.