There are a lot of observations and thoughts about Julia and her game from many different posters, since she appeared on this forum in 2006.
Everybody has got his own point of view, and therefore the discussion about the outcome of her matches and the reasons therefore is partially controversy.
But there are some things, whereat most of the posters agree.
She has a good serve, and it can very dangerous on every surface when her game is on.
Without any doubt the forehand is her favored and best stroke.
All posters go along with the fact of the inconsistency in her game. She obviously has some lacks to be in control of her game.
Her long-winded motions in the ground-strokes can be very disadvantageous, and she should upgrade her backhand and ROS.
Late answer to a very good post, well sorry...
well you know in technique and tennis, it's impossible I think for everyone to have the same interpretation.
There are general and logical concepts that everyone agrees on to produce strokes, use you legs, your bigger muscle groups etc... to produce power for example, move forward, weight transfer etc... and many others but as for how to interpret them in a swing then I think it's free to everyone's imagination.
The same goes for after watching a match, everyone perceived it in a different though, there's the epistemological data in the greek sense of the term επιστήμη épistémę - knowledge, science
to put everyone right but sensations even from these are reinterpreted according to everyone's personal knowledges, feelings, sensations etc...
In all this, I would say, all of us a wrong, all of us a right...
I would not be bold to say we have the full truth but we've touched a good bit of it...
So, let`s be ridiculous now, and imagine you where her coach.
No matter, you are a complete layman or a pro, on what, and how would you work with her ?
Any meanings or ideas ?
Good question, from a far distance if I was Julia's coach and with my magic stick the things I'd work with her would be her footwork definitively (crossovers, sprint etc...) I would most probably specifically work her foot speed - I think it would definitively make her FH even much more of a consistent and even more brilliant shot...
I would also perfection with that new found footwork, the running FH
, I would try to make Julia excellent on the dead run for that I would try to ameliorate as much as I can her balance because this really one the things that un-allows her to be efficient from extreme positions...
I would also encourage her game in half volley, she really so good at the taking ball in half volleys and use the pace to even make the shots go faster than how they initially came
especially of the BH side.