Re: *Vika Azarenka Cheering Thread* - Vikalume 4.
Patience is not her virtue, yet. If there is a big challenge for her, patience on clay is it. I thought she learnt how to cool her head but I guess the worst surface brought it out. I think she is frustrated with herself, off so many weeks, coming in early to feel the courts and her strokes deserted her and lost her mental balance.
Two things I see, she must learn how to adjust her action-reaction balance. She can't rely on her fast reaction and by taking balls early to draw errors from opponents, on clay everyone is given time to defend and set up shots. She should be more aggressive in power and employing more angular shots. Second, got to learn how to slide to defend better.
Sigh wanted to see her play a few more matches but now not too optimistic in this clay season.