Re: Mutua Madrid Open 2012-Blue clay what?Serena who? Bring on the real clay!
What annoyed me more than anything was the mental aspect. Even if she was being pummelled she should have screamed and bitchstared Serena til the last ball. Also they should have noted how serena constantly served out wide to the backhand despite Masha brainlessly moving to FH every time. Also Masha's kickers out wide will be much more effective on real clay but you serve down the T to Rena the majority of the time.
Agree that focus should be on holding, cus once the balls in play she has more than enough ammo to beat Rena. However she needs to be there mentally to do any of this.