Sunday, March 30, 2008

Someone forgot to tell Chakvetadze she had to serve in her match

Check out these service stats for Anna Chakvetadze tonight:

1st serve: 48%
1st serve points won: 54%
2nd serve points won: 19%
double faults: 10

Her opponent, the undisciplined but feisty Sabine Lisicki, double-faulted eleven times, and won 25% of her second serves. She managed to break Chakvetadze seven times (Lisicki was broken four times), though, and beat her, 7-5, 6-1. But it couldn't have been too pretty.


Anonymous said...

Speaking of serving, did you see what Justine Henin has been up to? In an effort to improve her already potent -- though sometimes unreliable -- delivery, Charles Bricker of the South Fla Sun-Sentinel (one of my fav sports/tennis journalists, btw) writes that Justine has added zip to her serve by working with a trainer in dance movement! This has added to her hip flexibility which in turn means a bit more rotation, and additional mph, on the serve. Kudos to a professional who's logged 112 weeks at #1 but never, never stops working to improve.

Diane said...

I didn't know that. Is the "trainer" really her hip hop dance instructor? She's been taking hip hop dance classes.