Originally Posted by Sharapowerr
Imo Maria still is the better player, but she struggles too much with the serve against Vika, also Vika thakes the ball very early so Maria has less time to recover, Vika doesn't hit that hard, but uses the pace very well,the big advantage that Vika has is the movement. If Vika had to play the Maria from 04/05/06 or 08 it wouldn't be that easy..
She is, I'm sure of that. But it won't change the outcome of their matches if Maria keep playing and serving like this.
Maria is a player who was able to compete against the very best players in the game, players who are infinitely more talented than Vika and she found a way to figure them out, there is no reason for her not to figure Vika who is not as talented as Maria's previous rivals.
Now that Maria finally won her major on red clay she needs to find a way to become good on HC again, 4 losses in finals (0 sets won
) that's just unacceptable I want a major on HC next year.