Re: *Vika Azarenka Cheering Thread* - Vikalume 4.
It's interesting that she's clearly changed the serving strategy from Brisbane where she hit quite a few aces, to here where's she's going for percentage. I'd think the free points are worth the risk, but at least she's working on it.
Seeing Empress's serve these days really makes me think it is possible for her to improve. It's also strange it's gotten so bad though.
JJ always had that serve hidden somewhere. As world #1 in 2008, she served the same way. I pulled up the stats from her match with Zvonareva in Stuttgart 2008. 7-6 7-6: 70% 1st serve percentage, 80% points won, 10 aces, 1 DF. I have never seen anything like that from Vika. In terms of her peak serving Vika is sadly closer to Errani than JJ or Radwanska.
At least Vika holds the record for being aced the most times in a match.
I doubt just better fitness will help the serve much, but it will help the rest of her game a lot.
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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