Re: "Grass is still grass" 2013. Eastbourne + Wimbledon
Of course there are all the technical difficulties Ana has on grass.. like inability to hit BHs all together. Oh yeah! That was another gem from Nigel.. "You are hitting your BH really well." I was like.. WHAT?! Ana couldn't hit 2 BHs in a row.. usually one was enough for Vesnina to win the point. Serve was craptastic.. coming right out of that double faulting display against Radwanska. But then again it was windy and toss was all over the place. FH was this useless shot that can't hurt a fly. Service stance is a mistery of nature.. WHY, just WHY return serve on grass standing almost on the service line? It doesn't make any sense. A lot of times when she actually, miraculously managed to return, she would get caught in no mens land and net the second shot. Couldn't break Vesnina serve at all in sets 2 and 3 (that break in set 3 was all Vesnina hitting 3 double faults in a row really).
But worst of all was her totally unprofessional behaviour on court.. really.. couldn't care less. This should get punished with fines.
Somehow now I wish she was seeded 13th for Wimbledon.. she will probably get an open draw now and just blow out to whatever scrub that is smart enough to hit every shot to her BH.
Mental Strength is an underrated ability, it sets champions apart
Making mistakes is human, repeating them is dumb.
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