We are down to single digits!!! Only nine more sleeps until Wimbledon 2019! 🌱💚
Today’s video is a preview of the blockbuster 2018 women’s quarter-final between Serena Williams and Camilla Giorgi. Serena got into all sorts of trouble early on, but finally triumphed 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in a wildly entertaining match. My preview focuses on the following areas.
- It was Giorgi’s best Grand Slam result to reach a quarter-final.
- Serena’s kick serves in the Ad court.
- Baseline strategy called “Opening The Door”.
- Camilla Giorgi’s Serve +1 forehand.
What is “Opening The Door” I hear you asking?
Well, it focuses on changing directions in a baseline rally. You hit the ball away from your opponent and make them take TWO steps, but you open up angle to be attacked and you have to take EIGHT steps as a result. Not good!
See the strategy unfold in a Serena point in the video analysis.
2018 Wimbledon Quarter-Final Preview: Serena Williams vs. Camilla Giorgi