Originally Posted by JoPova
Serena had one of her best serving performances of the year. Her ground game was solid. The only thing she could've done better was returning Maria's serve, but you are bound to make a few mistakes if you bash the return as hard as she does, which is actually a good tactic against Maria, since it puts pressure on her serve and she starts DFing, jut like it happened at the Olympics.
Serving was good, groundies were very average, but the return was on. I remember she hit 13 return winners including the one on match point. Maria's serve was amazing in Istanbul.