How Big is Mental Toughness?

Do you let outside factors influence your game? And, if so, how can you toughen up and put the distractions aside to play your best? It happens to the best of them – just look at Samantha Stosur at this year’s Australian Open. Most of us at one time or another – or maybe all […]

Controlling the Match Often Equals Losing

Announcer Mary Jo Fernandez practically gushed that Bethanie Mattek-Sands was “controlling” the match yesterday against Agnieszka Radwanska – and yet Mattek-Sands lost. That isn’t to say Mattek-Sands played a poor match. I personally think her strategy was excellent and she played great, but in the end she lost to a better player. But I think […]