Let me clarify what I posted earlier: I said she appears to hit the ball as hard as she can, without execption, and I meant of course when she's at the baseline rallying with the opponent, and not when she's put on the defensive and having to throw up a lob or chase down a down-the-line shot. It's when she's rallying at the baseline, forehands and backhands, that instead of trying to knock the air out of the ball, and her opponent, too, she might try to change the pace by hitting it less hard and maybe confusing her opponent by doing it -- like a homerun hitter who tricks the fielders with a bunt -- and this change of tactics could turn the tide if she's losing, especially if she's losing points with shots wide or long.
Because she has no Plan B and cannot think her way through a game. Never could do...If things go against her, she just keeps on slamming away at her opponent. Thomas got it a little under control, but only when he was able to come on court...AFTER she had no idea how to get herself out of the mess she was in. Now he's gone. It'll be interesting to see how she copes now.
What's Up, Doc ? :)