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roundiesee
06-25-2008, 12:52 AM
For those who watched the Williams V Cavaday match, the young Brit was using a Blacked-out racket; was just wondering if this could have been a Vantage. Any ideas? Thanks.

Duzza
06-25-2008, 12:57 AM
I would say not. Maybe she's out of contract. Have a look at this pic here:

http://cache3.asset-cache.net/xc/81331386.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF1934B869679A269F9CC5784A84297F0F201 E30A760B0D811297

See that blue stuff at the throat? Possibly a Babolat w/ Cortex?

She used it last year > http://cache1.asset-cache.net/xc/74990523.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193FE27433493C03A100AB47198FBF7EB03

But heres a pic in December 07 of her with Slazenger > http://cache4.asset-cache.net/xc/78441954.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF1934508DE00CE818326E8C9C5693AC7370D

Duzza
06-25-2008, 01:00 AM
Naomi Cavaday practices with the new range during the launch of Slazenger 2008 Racket and Ball range held at Harbour Club on December 13, 2007 in Chelsea, London, England. (Photo by Getty Images for Slazenger)
http://cache2.asset-cache.net/xc/78441952.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF1934508DE00CE818326474DE432B66AB112
http://cache1.asset-cache.net/xc/78441949.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF1934508DE00CE8183261F677B784E5E566C

Possibly some problems with her Slazenger switch :D

ojingoh
06-25-2008, 01:01 AM
Naw, definitey cortex.

compare:Pure Drive With Cortex (http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/viewlarge.html?PCODE=BPD2S)

airdupont
06-25-2008, 01:33 AM
How much has she changed in 7months???? What has she been eating? Fish and chips?????

AndrewD
06-25-2008, 02:01 AM
How much has she changed in 7months???? What has she been eating? Fish and chips?????

I gather there have been a few personal problems which, in a teenage girl, is all the explanation you need.

Putting that aside, she has genuine talent and if she gets herself fit more than has the ability to become a permanent fixture in the top 50 (I think she's top 30 talent-wise). If she needs any motivation she should look to Casey Dellaqua who, since she she got her fitness and weight issues under control, has moved up to #43 and climbing.

Enlightened Coelacanth
06-25-2008, 02:40 PM
How much has she changed in 7months???? What has she been eating? Fish and chips?????I was thinking exactly the same. Yikes!! What happened to her?
If you saw Shaun of the Dead she reminds me of Ed, the beer swilling sidekick (Nick Frost) in the movie.
God, get some help Cavaday.

SempreSami
06-25-2008, 02:56 PM
For those who watched the Williams V Cavaday match, the young Brit was using a Blacked-out racket; was just wondering if this could have been a Vantage. Any ideas? Thanks.

Because any blacked out racquet is almost a Vantage isn't it? :roll:

OrangeOne
06-25-2008, 02:58 PM
Geez, I was amazed at her lack of condition (politest euphemism I can think of) when she was playing at wimbledon, but there is NO WAY I'd believe that just 7 months earlier she was relatively in-shape and fit.

Andrew D is right, this can happen to 19 year olds, but this extent is very unusual. I hope she finds the help she needs....

slice bh compliment
06-25-2008, 03:03 PM
I gather there have been a few personal problems which, in a teenage girl, is all the explanation you need. ... she should look to Casey Dellaqua....

...Andrew D is right, this can happen to 19 year olds, .....

Yeah, see also: Anna Lena Groeneveld.

officerdibble
06-27-2008, 02:34 AM
If you think about the amount of training a pro tennis player should (must) be doing, she must be eating between practice points to be that size!!

It's embarrassing for British tennis that they are putting money into someone who isn't psychologically determined enough to get in good condition.

Personally, even though she's not ranked very highly, I also think it says a lot about the quality further down the women's game.

Being a teenager with 'angst' is no excuse. She should lose her LTA backing until she gets in shape.

BluDiamond
06-27-2008, 07:11 AM
i saw andreev using a blacked out babolat with cortex at queens last year, that looked pretty similar to Cavaday's one.

LafayetteHitter
06-27-2008, 10:43 AM
Maybe she is trying to look like Serena?

slice bh compliment
06-27-2008, 03:26 PM
Maybe she is trying to look like Serena?
Hahhaahha, I don't think that's possible, LOL!

tennisphotog
06-27-2008, 04:37 PM
I was on the court, I am a photographer and former Vantage user, and to me it loooked like a Vantage for sure.

SempreSami
06-28-2008, 11:44 AM
I was on the court, I am a photographer and former Vantage user, and to me it loooked like a Vantage for sure.

Because it was black? :roll:

Throat looks like a Babolat to me.
http://cache3.asset-cache.net/xc/81685716.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF1934B869679A269F9CC201D1DF086B3A664 E30A760B0D811297

superstition
06-28-2008, 12:47 PM
Maybe she is trying to look like Serena?
Serena had muscle to go with the weight.

1012007
06-28-2008, 01:45 PM
Im sure if she was, Vantage would say so

slice bh compliment
06-28-2008, 02:28 PM
...Throat looks like a Babolat to me.
http://cache3.asset-cache.net/xc/81685716.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF1934B869679A269F9CC201D1DF086B3A664 E30A760B0D811297

Face looks like a Howdy Doody to me. Possibly an Alfred E. Neumann. Chris Guccione if you added a foot or two to her.

[yes, what a sorry excuse for a Gooch plug.
Go Gooch!]

Commando Tennis Shorts
06-28-2008, 03:07 PM
My God. Look at those arms. She's about three twinkies away from having arm-flaps...poor girl; we're so mean. lol

slice bh compliment
06-28-2008, 04:33 PM
http://image.com.com/tv/images/processed/thumb/cf/ed/48753.jpgOkay, comments about her frame and her, [ahem] frame aside...
Naomi looks like this lady from NBC's The Office. I believe she plays Meredith, the drunk lady who got hit by the manager's car.

Oh, and EDIT: when I hear Cavaday's surname, I think of the Elton John song, Saturday Night's Allright

fridrix
06-30-2008, 07:25 AM
http://image.com.com/tv/images/processed/thumb/cf/ed/48753.jpgOkay, comments about her frame and her, [ahem] frame aside...
Naomi looks like this lady from NBC's The Office. I believe she plays Meredith, the drunk lady who got hit by the manager's car.

AHAHA you are WICKED

Josherer
06-30-2008, 08:21 AM
I would say not. Maybe she's out of contract. Have a look at this pic here:

http://cache3.asset-cache.net/xc/81331386.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF1934B869679A269F9CC5784A84297F0F201 E30A760B0D811297

See that blue stuff at the throat? Possibly a Babolat w/ Cortex?

She used it last year > http://cache1.asset-cache.net/xc/74990523.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF193FE27433493C03A100AB47198FBF7EB03

But heres a pic in December 07 of her with Slazenger > http://cache4.asset-cache.net/xc/78441954.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF1934508DE00CE818326E8C9C5693AC7370D


Yep i deffaintly have to agree with that.. IMO pretty dodge black paint job.

slice bh compliment
06-30-2008, 11:21 AM
AHAHA you are WICKED
LOL, thanks but, actually she's become my new favorite player and a househole name in my house. Not really for her tennis, but because....
...when I hear Cavaday's surname, I think of the Elton John song, Saturday Night's Allright
I can't get the song out of my head....and also
I just got back from a dental chek-up, and as usual, the dentist said I did not have any

Cava-days Cava-days
Ca-ava-days

Cavadays Cavadays
Ca-avadays

Cavadays Cavadays
Ca-avadays in my teeth.