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tennisbum79
Sep 8th, 2007, 04:54 PM
1. Court Sense:On non-clay courts, there was a time where Justine seems to always be surprised by the speed of the ball and found herself always rushed.

No more. She anticipates better and tends to guess right where the opponents will hit the ball
2. Serve Consistency and Speed:She has developed high speed serve she can sustain throughout the match3. More Variety Of ShotsBecause of 1, she has time to develop or perfect a variety of shot depending on the position she found herself in4 Defense & Switching From Defense To OffenseBy virtue of 1, because she rarely found herself totally out of a point she can hit defensive shot and surprise the opponent, who, still shocked/annoyed that the ball came back, will self-destruct and send a weak reply which Henin will punish.5 Ground StrokesNot only has she added jerking the opponent from side to site, she can now hold the ball until the opponent commits to one side and she will go the other

Mightymirza
Sep 8th, 2007, 05:00 PM
very true... Allez Her 2nd serve is quite formidable..Compared to her height she serves constantly at 90 mph :eek: 1st serve still needs work...

tennisbum79
Sep 8th, 2007, 05:13 PM
very true... Allez Her 2nd serve is quite formidable..Compared to her height she serves constantly at 90 mph :eek: 1st serve still needs work...

As much as I do not like Carlos, he has done something right as a coach and it shows

Wayn77
Sep 8th, 2007, 05:14 PM
Ju has always had loads of variety, court-sense, weapons and options

2007 improvements.

FOREHAND
RETURN OF SERVE
AGGRESSION
POWER
FITNESS/MENTAL STRENGTH

tennisbum79
Sep 8th, 2007, 05:16 PM
Ju has always had loads of variety, court-sense, weapons and options

2007 improvements.

FOREHAND
RETURN OF SERVE
AGGRESSION
POWER
FITNESS/MENTAL STRENGTH

The court sense may have been there for clay, but not on fast surface.
Better anticipation has made that possible in 2007

rottweily
Sep 8th, 2007, 05:20 PM
6 Return of serve
She consistently hits more good returns and clean winners, may be included with Court Sense.

tennisbum79
Sep 8th, 2007, 05:33 PM
6 Return of serve
She consistently hits more good returns and clean winners, may be included with Court Sense.
Yes Return of Serve has improved, but not quiet there yet.
Venus was able to consistently fool her yesterday on the deuce court with the serve out-wide

brent-o
Sep 8th, 2007, 05:53 PM
very true... Allez Her 2nd serve is quite formidable..Compared to her height she serves constantly at 90 mph :eek: 1st serve still needs work...

True and she doesn't get an incredibly high percentage of them in. If she wants to keep improving, she should work on that. Other than that, yea, she's made a lot of improvements in her game since then.

Hazy
Sep 8th, 2007, 05:59 PM
Yes Return of Serve has improved, but not quiet there yet.
Venus was able to consistently fool her yesterday on the deuce court with the serve out-wide

Venus was under pressure in almost all of her service games, while Justine had a few easy ones. 4 years ago that would definitely have been the other way around.