Sunday, June 23, 2013

Passing shots

Laura Robson is changing her service motion. Sometimes (e.a., Amelie Mauresmo), this is a career-saving move. Other times, it creates a cycle of confusion and decreased condidence. Here's hoping it works for Robson, whose serve wasn't too shabby before.

Robson, by the way, says she's making an effort to cut down on the "bad" language she uses on court. From the looks of this, she's actually cutting down her entire personality. Please, Laura, say anything you want--just be cheeky, witty, bad-ass Laura Robson.

"I don't stick my ass out anymore, okay?" Maria Sharapova tells "journalist" Novak Djokovic at a pre-Wimbledon press conference.

The All England Club has launched the official Wimbledon iPad app.

Guess who's on the cover of The Sunday Times Style?

And speaking of style, Bethanie Mattek-Sands will wear Google Glass on the court at Wimbledon, and we wouldn't want it any other way.


Doug said...

Laura must change her motion. She has a hitch that leads to a huge number of double faults. Dementieva made the change to a very good motion toward the end of her career. Had she done it earlier, she might have reached number one, so good were her groundstrokes.
Jankovic has changed her serve and it's better than ever before. A little late perhaps. We'll see.

Diane said...

Actually, Dementieva's original serve wasn 't bad. The troublesome serve came after an injury.

Funny about JJ.,When she originally changed her serve, the rest of her game went to pieces, so no one noticed the significant change in serve.