Join Date: Aug 2007
This is the other topic I wanted to raise.
Everyone has talked about Sab's serve - well, her first serve anyway! - over the time she has joined the Tour.
At it's best, it can win her many matches as a result of free points from aces & service winners.
Equally however, if it isn't firing, she can struggle as we have seen.
One thing I have commented on previously is how inconsistent her serve can be. One of the things that underlines it for me is when she constantly has to catch her initial ball toss. I noticed it at Wimbledon this year, & I also saw a few examples of the same thing during the recent US Hard Court season, including her run to the title in Texas.
So is the problem her stance? The actual ball toss? Confidence? Timing? Has she alwaya had an issue with serving, or is it more a recent thing?
Is it something that can be fixed easily, IF it is perceived as being a problem?
I often find that anyone with a high ball toss can have problems, especially though with conditions overhead (ie. too much wind). Is Sabine's ball toss a high one, & perhaps she could do with shortening it a little?
What do others think?