Re: Bigger gap on clay- Serena vs Henin or Federer vs Nadal
Nadal has lost ONE match at RG his whole career, has 6 titles..compared to 4 by Juju..who's managed to lose twice in the 1r at RG.
Roger has made more RG finals than Serena, many more. Roger has more titles at tour events on red clay than Serena, many more. Roger knows how to move and play on clay; Serena doesn't.
The gap between Henin and Serena is much greater.
Steffi Graf was part of a youth tennis group that was studied from age 12 and then followed, and the scientists called her "the perfect talent" even then. In addition to her many tennis-specific skills, her aerobic capacity was on par with the best distance runners in Europe. --- David Epstein, The Sports Gene