Ostapenko: A Tennis Jewel!

Ostapenko -v- Kerber.  Jelena lost 3-6, 3-6.

As usual the match was on Jelena’s racket. And as usual she produced the unplayable with the careless. That said, an all-round improvement in her play continues.

Mentally, her choice of hit must include an element of safety as well as her exciting and intimidating all-out attack. Often 100% power is not required. Often going for the lines is also not necessary.  Hitting through the ball but with a little more spin would seem to be the main answer to reducing most of those many unforced errors?

The future is bright. Ostapenko is blessed with the natural talent required for making the necessary improvements which will, I feel,  lift her to queen of women’s tennis over the coming twelve months.

Go girl!