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A potentially verrrrry interesting match tomorrow: Serena Williams versus Frenchwoman Amelie Mauresmo.
Mauresmo (photo below) has more finesse and grace, and one of the better net games. But she often chokes and apparently lacks mental toughness. Serena can overpower and dominate games, even when she's out of shape. She's the best at intimidation and mind games. In their previous 11 matches, Serena has won 9. But if Mauresmo is on, she can be terrific. She's always a joy to watch, as she has a greater repertoire of shots than most players do these days and fluid, graceful movement.
Friday: Make that 10/12 for Serena. She beat Mauresmo 7-6(5), 6-1. Sigh.....poor Amelie.
More on Serena's Nike rain coat here.
Blake and Roddick out already, and it's only the second round! Maria Sharapova is also out. She might want to spend more time on practice and less time on fashion and jewelry design, if she really wants to win another Grand Slam.