Re: *Vika Azarenka Cheering Thread* - Vikalume 4.
An interesting point you say. She may be going for more on her first serve, but I don't think it's actually helping her. Before Tokyo her first serve % was down like 8% in the USO Series, it's probably dropped further in Tokyo and Beijing. Given how bad her 2nd serve is, I don't think it's helping. Having to serve more 2nd serves makes it harder for her to protect it. She used to always have a high first serve % up around 70%, not so much recently (she's often in the high 50's recently).
Vika doesn't play until Istanbul now.
Itīs three months now till the start of the next year with one week of tennis. At the end of the day, she needs to find a way to serve better. Players just donīt want to give her control of the rallies and as long as her own serve is this poor they have the first strike on her serve, which automatically puts more pressure on her ROS. If her ROS is not excellent (like Cincy/USO) or the opponent can serve themselves itīs trouble. At least she lost to a nice player. Hopefully JJ doesnīt piss her pants over this open draw with the YEC on the line like she did at Wimbledon.
I am not a fan of the direction a lot of Maria threads have taken over the last 12 months.
The undertone is very disappointing, aggressive and the comments are sometimes rude to a player just trying to earn a living, playing her hardest and having a good amount of success given her god given, natural talents.
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