Originally Posted by dsanders06
Call me deluded, but I don't even think Serena is playing much worse than yesterday
Azarenka, unlike Maria, is managing to get balls in court and get some width on her shots and move Serena out of her strike zone, rather than rolling pattycake shots into the middle of the court and often missing even those. That's the only difference
Dsanders see's the light. Serena used Maria's pace yesterday well, and also created her own when she needed it. Vika's ball is different, slower but a little lower, so Serena has to always generate the pace and she's making errors. Vika can defend well enough to get back enough balls with depth to make Serena miss. I've been preaching this for ages, but yall said Maria had better chances to beat Serena and Vika is hopeless.
What's even more funny, is Vika herself isn't even playing 100% either.
If Maria had Vika's mindset going into her match, the result would have been different for sure.