Originally Posted by Jane Lane
Yes, Kerber struggles to generate her own pace, just look at her struggles against Errani. But, she's more of a counterpuncher in the classic sense, like peak Jankovic. She likes pace to redirect.
It's ridiculous how much the words counterpuncher and pusher have gotten muddled on this board courtesy of the Wozniacki era.
Kerber is normally a classic counterpuncher (though she has become more "pushy" lately)
Peak Jankovic was pretty much just as much of a pusher as Wozniacki, except she was much better at it than her.