Originally Posted by Chrissie-fan
No, bulking up doesn't give you more power. Ivanovic has taken the losing weight thing to such extremes that it looks almost unhealthy, but not Caro. She's just extremely fit.
After JJ became #1 at the end of 2008, her fitness coach Pat Etchberry introduced a fitness program for JJ to bulk up. The idea being to get more power into her shots and serve. It was a complete disaster. JJ started losing match after match. Some of her earlier matches in 2007 and 2008 - she just flew across the court. Now she was a yard or so slower and just looked too slow to get to anything. She fired Etchberry and changed her fitness regime to get herself back to looking like she did before. But that experiment wasted 6 months at the start of 2009.