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Old Jul 22nd, 2013, 09:27 AM   #34
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Re: Toronto 2013: About time to finally grab the glass racket, eh? (SharaConnors Chap

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Originally Posted by !VamosRafa! View Post
Maria at the net?

Hopefully not, she always looks so silly and misses 90% of volleys

I'm looking forward to the overheads tho
Eh, what are you smoking?

Sure, Maria doesn't have that certain 'touch' at the net, but she nearly wins every point when she gets there.
There's a simple reason for that. Hit a good approach shot, and then finish it quickly at the net.

Maria at her most brutal (US Open 2006) and confident (Australian Open 2008) would blast a shot into a corner and then follow up to the net to finish it quickly.
You don't need good volleys for that. A drive volley will do.

Honestly, it annoys me when she stays back or refuses to hit an overhead. So hearing this actually makes me hopeful about a more aggressive approach from Maria.
Still, practicing it and doing it in a real match are two very different things.
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