Originally Posted by swissmr
Not really sure what kind of 'tactical' genius decided she shouldn't hit her biggest serves, and serve 90% of her serves to the forehand, especially on the AD court. Azarenka, Serena and even Lisicki literally just wait on that serve every time.
Also I don't believe that today's Maria would beat the Maria of 2004-2008. Only a few times in the last few years has she approached that level IMO, in particular last year's clay court season, and the odd random match, like the one against Kerber in Beijing.
When we talk about the comparison of Maria model 2012 - 2013 to Maria models 2004 - 2008 we should consider the best form of Maria, not her not so good matches.
It is not possible to prove who will win Maria 2012-2013 or Maria 20004-2008 and therefore it is meaningless to argue. My opinion is based on the comparison of the basic parameters of Maria's game for which there is a data.