Originally Posted by gaviotabr
Did you watch the match?
Hey Isa! No I haven't seen it yet. It's recorded (well, whatever part of it they showed on NZ tv, along with the whole day's play) and I'll try to have a look tonight. It's tough though because when there's a live match on I'd rather watch that of course... but I'll try to have a look at some key parts of the match. Your description sounds right though. When you feel that there will not be many opportunities it is difficult to execute when you finally do get the chance, and Ana has had problems with this kind of thing for a while.
I feel that the lower ranked players find her serve a real handful, they aren't good enough at returning to deal with it despite her poor toss and low percentages. But because of her toss and the overall unreliability of it, against top players it doesn't work well enough. I'd have to have a look to see what was actually happening in her serve games against Serena. Mind you, Serena is a very good aggressive returner so she can make even quite good serves look bad.