Originally Posted by Joe.
I would say that her 3 losses to Makarova, Wozniacki and Razzano were all due to either mentality/motivation issues...
Makarova- Was "tree-ing" and Serena was incapable of playing the style of tennis she's accustomed to (because of the foot injury).
Wozniacki-Serena expected her to be a scrub, but Wozniacki actually showed up and it surprised Serena. Not a mental breakdown.
*and in this day and age I don't think Serena struggles with motivation. She has records she's chasing and I believe she wants to win...everything.