Nice photos from Christopher Levy @tennis_shots...
This is Nicole's signature looks, since she's been on the pro
I've seen her get pulled wide left and right so many times.
Her returning lob isn't cutting it or the short ball return.
She just needs to be giving her opponents less opportunities to take control of the point.
Those short ball returns right in the middle of the court is a high percentage shot, to get killed on the next shot.
One of these days...just one of these days,
she'll be hitting deep returns consistently and going for her shots dtl and hitting the corners with pin point accuracy.
I have to say, she's certainly updated her wardrobe with NB.
Is she making a fashion statement?
I just wish she hits the gym more and spends less time on the court.
Speed and being able to run balls side to side worked in college but it is child's play in the WTA.
She needs to join the program, muscle-up AND own those corner and DTL shots like everybody else (FOR STARTERS!!!)
I agree. She needs to up her athleticism, lower body, and core strength. If she works on those areas, she'll be more explosive and be able to add a bit more pace to her shots. She needs an extra 5 mph on her ground strokes and first and second serves and needs to take a little more risks off the ground as well. And stay on top of the baseline.
I still remember how on twitter she mentioned that she didn't care about men's college tennis and it could be dismissed for all she cares. Then added that women's college tennis is protected by NCAA so she has nothing to worry about. I guess she should have stuck with that for another year.