World no. 8 Agnieszka Radwanska isvery happy with the court surface being used at this week's WTA Championships in Istanbul. The temporary indoor hard court is built on top of a basketball court. "It's pretty slow. It's weird bounces, and surface very sticky so it's hard to run, as well," she told reporters.
Caroline Wozniacki added: "It's slow and doesn't bounce very high. It's sticky and you feel it in the legs. It's a little bit uneven too. But for me I like it. You just need to be prepared for longer matches."
How to play from the baseline
The expression “to endure the rally” is about those indeterminate moments of a rally where none of the players is leading.
The ability to endure the rally is fundamental when you play a “long rally”, because it offers you the chance to measure your opponent’s strong points and vulnerabilities, besides letting you position as best as possible for your next offensive shot.