Originally Posted by allracquetsports
Just watching Genie in Luxembourg - Laura should ask her BFF if she can share her coach.
She has certainly come on a long way in the last 12 months and is doing all sorts of things consistently well. Serve, groundstrokes & volleys are all far superior to Laura's (at least in the first set).
They may only be 1 month apart in birth but there development has been very different. Genie's had the year Laura has last year in some sense. Laura had a 35-25 W/L last year. Genie has a 37/22 this year.
Laura is in a "sophomore slump" right now. Genie is in the "Rookie" stage if you must say.
Genie does have superb consistency, she's a great counterpuncher and plays percentage tennis which causes more wins. Laura will always be hit and miss unless she can control her power. When all her balls go in court, she's hard to beat.