Re: Shahar in Australia for 2011
The feeling I got from the highlights of the 1st match and all the talk about changing her game, is that she's working too hard to prove she's more aggressive and it doesn't really come natural to her yet.
She's aware of it, and she has to deliberately "work" for it.
And that's why when she's challenged a bit more and she reaches a fight-or-flight moment where her instincts kick in, she goes back to what she knows and feels more comfortable with, which apparently doesn't include this aggression factor that she's been working on.
I hope that with time it will become more natural to her and she will be able to utilize it in those tight situations, but right now it seems it isn't yet part of her gut reaction.