what other players do affect how she plays? I am tired of hearing Serena talk about how poorly she played against Justine, Amelie, Maria, etc. Yes, she has made many errors in matches against these players. It's not as simple as that, though. What other players do affects Serena. Amelie and Justine mix up the pace and spin of the ball, and that prevents Serena from getting a real rhythem. Maria was pounding the ball deep today, and Serena was having a tough time handling a lot of the shots (didn't have good footing). Why can't people just acknowledge that Serena not playing well could actually be someone else forcing her out of her own comfort zone?