Re: ~Petra Martic~
Well, at least Petra got props from Martina Nav, the studio host and the gent, who is a tennis coach doing the color of the match, noting that she has top-30 skills. But, unfortunately, they surmised that her weight of shot is too lite, not aggressive enough in her approach and that she doesn't exhibit much confidence. I was glad to see that she didn't use the slice too much, for much of her ground game is slices and droppers, which puts her at a disadvantage in rallies, for the opposing player usually just hits through the slice, putting her on the defensive, for which she doesn't have the ground game from the baseline to recover from such. Yet, Venus didn't give Petra a chance to use the slice for her ground strokes didn't allow it. Petra still needs to improve her baseline game with more weight of shot, for even her 2-handed backhand does no damage. She needs to get stronger and I don't know how she'll develop that physical part of her game. Looks like a lost year in singles, unless she does damage in the international events, where the competition is lite.
Last edited by Rex59; Feb 10th, 2014 at 08:16 PM.