Originally Posted by bruce goose
It's better to take your opportunities whenever you get them,but it's good,at least,that Caroline was able to find close-out poise after blowing the chance in that previous service game
Many women get so little out of their service that serving isn't that much of an advantage. People will say that they choke when they can't serve out a match at 5-2 or something, but they really don't do anything different at 5-2 than at 3-3 - they just don't serve well no matter what the score is. In Caro's case I think her first serve is ok, but if her first serve percentage is only about 50% or less she has a better chance of closing out a match when she's returning than when she's serving.