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Serve 11 47.83%
Net play/volleys 1 4.35%
More power 3 13.04%
More spin 0 0%
Return of serve 0 0%
Movement 0 0%
Mental toughness 5 21.74%
Tactics 2 8.70%
Fitness/health 1 4.35%
She needs to cut her hair, it's getting on the way 0 0%
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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old Sep 30th, 2007, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
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Which part of her game Anna should improve the most?

What do you think? Which part of her game she should change or try to improve?


Serve?
Net play/volleys?
More power?
More spin?
Return of serve?
Movement?
Mental toughness?
Tactics?
Fitness/health?
She needs to cut her hair, it's getting on the way!
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Re: Which part of her game Anna should improve the most?

Anna needs to improve her serve most of all. At crucial times in matches it just becomes a liability. I think she gets herself into an awful lot of unnecessary difficulty when it's letting her down.

She'll never have a huge serve because she's not a tall, power player, but there's still a lot of work she can do on her technique to make 1st and 2nd serves more consistent and heavier/punchier. Perhaps she should look at what Justine has done - they are a similar height and build.

Net play and swing volleys or overheads all need practice but improvements to these aren't as important to Anna's game as the serve.

And I wouldn't dare suggest Anna cut her hair shorter or soup would kill me. After all, a "ponytail caught in racquet" incident is a rare occurrence and Anna obviously likes her hair that long.

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Re: Which part of her game Anna should improve the most?

Serve

I’d like to take Roddick’s serve, Gonzales’s forehand… As well as Federer’s backhand and mental. Then I’d be world number 1, easy! No one could beat me.



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Re: Which part of her game Anna should improve the most?

Serve and more power

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Re: Which part of her game Anna should improve the most?

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And I wouldn't dare suggest Anna cut her hair shorter or soup would kill me. After all, a "ponytail caught in racquet" incident is a rare occurrence and Anna obviously likes her hair that long.
That's why I made the votes public. I hope nobody dares to vote that option


All other things she should try to improve, especially serve and movement.
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I also voted for the serve.

But since she said that in Luxemburg there was lil' or nothin' to do. (Knowing she means this in a party/shopping-way) I think
she had enough time there to train. But her serve should definitely be spiced up a notch

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Re: Which part of her game Anna should improve the most?

I voted for serve as her double faults comes in bunches and gives away service games. She also definitely needs to increase her power to put away points early against speedy defender.

...but her weakest and the least developed part of her game is her net play. She looks clueless at the net. She comes into net when her approach shot is short and right at her opponents. Anna does not look confident on over head smashes and she has an annoying habit of bunting volley right back at her opponent instead of the open court.

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Re: Which part of her game Anna should improve the most?

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She'll never have a huge serve because she's not a tall, power player, but there's still a lot of work she can do on her technique to make 1st and 2nd serves more consistent and heavier/punchier. Perhaps she should look at what Justine has done - they are a similar height and build.
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Re: Which part of her game Anna should improve the most?

I wait the Match of Stuttgart for voting, because I will see another time Anna.

I vote for Tactics because I will see more variation by Anna, like drop shots for example, sometimes she open the court with angolate shots and the opponent is far away from the Court, so why don't make drop shots in these situation and not every time another long ball near the lines?

I know that Anna is one of the most intelligent players with a great allcourt game, so if she can complete this with other type of shots for me it's wonderful.

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Re: Which part of her game Anna should improve the most?

The way Anna played since NYC, she has to improve the mental part of her game. She has to keep competing, and not give up if she loses a set.

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Re: Which part of her game Anna should improve the most?

serve, health and above all she has to be tough mentally.
health i am saying bcoz sometime she gets very very tired, i feel she lacks in enough enery to keep her goin in the match.

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Re: Which part of her game Anna should improve the most?

Net play and volleys

I don´t know about her serve , I find pretty decent that stroke , maybe less DF per match would be great
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Re: Which part of her game Anna should improve the most?

Mental I guess...
I think she has such a beautiful an tough game


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Re: Which part of her game Anna should improve the most?

I for sure vote for the serve. Number one most important thing to me. If you don't have a good first serve and lack the power of the big guns, people just jump all over your second serve. High first serve percentage and good placement is a must. Like other have said Justine is close in size and has a much better serve, as did Hingis back when she was at the top of the game. Consistency with the serve is a must if you are going to be a true top 5 player with staying power.

I would then say net play and mental toughness are the next most needed improvement for Anna. The more doubles she plays the better her net play should be. Hopefully she will get a more regular doubles partner and really work on her net play. Her mental toughness has improved a lot this year, but still needs work.

Overall she has improved tremendously this year...and she is only 20! Can't wait to see where our Anna will be in about 3 or 4 years.

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Re: Which part of her game Anna should improve the most?

Anna has to get back to being a mentally tough consistent player. Until her loss to Sveta, she was improving and improving. Now she's inconsistent and doesn't focus for a full match. She has to turn that around or she won't be at the YEC next year.

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