Originally Posted by steni
^ I don't understand how the hell she cant slide on clay...
I guess you're watching Rafa and Nole too much.
I think that they were trying to do it until some two or three years ago and it wasn't effective enough, I don't think she doesn't know how to slide but she's not using it because "normal footwork" works better from her.
She won Madrid while doing so so why change it?
Originally Posted by mac47
Doesn't matter. If she could win Madrid, she can win RG, all without sliding.
I think that the problem with the last clay season (season 2011 was awesome and 2012 good enough considering she was in SF in RG) was in her serve, she had problems with her serve since February until the Asian swing in fall. Why? Because her serve is her big strength and her games depends on it and this is much more visible during the clay season because her serve is not that penetrating and she can't have so many cheap point of it.