Re: If you were David Kotyza, where would you be looking for Petra to improve next ye
Why'd they move this to the subforum?
Aren't there 5 other Petra threads on GM now?
I haven't seen her miss too many drive volleys, but I seen her miss more than enough sitters (with similar drive volley techniques), off of the lefty wide slice serve, that she hits on, too close to the line or out of bounds. She does this cause she's rushing.
I know she was playing against the top 8, but she's got to learn to just slap that ball towards the edge of the court ("Hit them where they ain't"), but not necessarily the lines.
Those pesky retrievers are not that fast or smart.
She could also employ fakes and deception, as she does so well on her forehand and backhand sitters, to throw the defender off. But I understand it's a lot harder, when both you and the defender are running towards the court and the net.