The "What's Wrong With Her?" Thread

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  1. bluetrain4

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    The Petrova score makes no sense. I know Petrova is very erratic in her quality of play. I know Date-Krumm is an expert at redirecting pace, which Petrova will give her, but still.

    Date-Krumm is 42 years old. I always thought that because she is so tiny, efficient in her movement, and the fact that she was off the tour for so long, she simply doesn't have that much wear an tear. In tennis years she's more like 32.

    So, the fact that Petrova lost to a 42 year old isn't really the base of my confusion. Date has a minimal serve, Petrova has significant weapons. It wasn't that hot. How does Petrova win only 2 games.

    BTW, Date-Krumm - back when she was just Date in the mid 90s -- was a fantastic, fun-to-watch, second-tier player. At one-time or another she beat most of the top players, and/or played them incredibly tough. She beat Graf in Fed Cup 12-10 in the third, and lost to Graf 10-8 in the third at Wimbledon. Made SFs at Wimbledon, French Open,and AO, and QFs at USO over her career.
     
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    AO Radio commentators much more fascinated with Wickmayer's earrings than anything happening on court, but the Wickmayer - Gajdosova match an interesting one. First set Wickmayer absolutely cakewalked, but Gajdosova putting up some fight in the second.
     
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    Gajdosova is the poster child for brainless ball bashing. When she is ON which isn't very often all you can do is get out of her way and watch the winners go by. But more often than not it is 1 awesome winner for every 5 god awful unforced errors. She plays one way... go for a winner. There is no thinking, no other strategy, no point construction. But she doesn't have the internal fortitude or mental strength of a player who can do that like Maria Sharapova. The moment the point is important Gajdosova crumbles like a deck of cards and its painful to watch. Unfortunately too many young girls (especially if they are tall or strong) are specifically taught this mindless way to play but as the ranking list shows only a handful of these women are mentally strong enough to pull it off.
     
  6. Duncan Bell

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    Yeah, basically what they were saying on AO Radio. She's 1 dimensional.
     
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    Kvitova vs Robson (R2 AO'13)

    Yes,, we are set up for the first mini scorcher of the tournament!


    Dear Petra, please be nice.

    Let us see you in scorcher #2 with Stephens.

    . . . . .
     
  8. bezs

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    Pavuylchenkova lost was at the match and hingis was watching her play, hingis is really pretty in person
     
  9. Big_Dangerous

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    Or Petrova is that bad.
     
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    And one of the commentators talked about her being a potential Dark Horse... Like we haven't heard that before and yet she still hasn't ever broken through. At this point I'm not sure she ever will. I think I picked her to lose second or third round, but to lose first round at a slam, kind of sad.
     
  11. Big_Dangerous

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    Yeah Robson beat Melanie Oudin in straights 2 and 3.

    Meanwhile Petra needed 3 sets to get past Schiavone. I'm setting the DVR for the Robson Kvitova match. I imagine it will be highly entertaining. I picked Robson in my bracket to pull the upset. She seems like she's more consistent than Petra, and Petra really made a ton of errors yesterday against Frannie.
     
  12. Duncan Bell

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    Really hoping Robson can pull it off, would be a fantastic result for her.

    After, the USO, why not..?

    I too will be setting the 'DVR'. (Sky+ box...)
     
  13. volleyandfun

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    i think The List needs some serious updates to be made
     
  14. soyizgood

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    I'll be updating after the AO. I'm still baffled by Petrova's loss, especially after how she ended 2012 on a high note. Then again her list of WTF losses is limitless.
     
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  15. Tanya

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    She played so well in Brisbane too :( the same surface as AO
     
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    Who else is recently pregnant/had a baby besides Gisela, K. Clijsters, and Marcos Baghdadis' wife? Glad to hear that Frannie S put up a fight. Really hope Laura R wins-I kind of like her
     
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    Katya Bondarenko is pregnant. Henin is also pregnant.
     
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    The Hand, eh?
     
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    great effort nadia....you cow

    Word has that the pre-match double order of nachos dulled Petrova's competitive juices.
     
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    Hadn't heard that one. Interesting.
     
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    Hard to coach when daddy is undermining his/her efforts at every possible moment. Piotr treats his daughter as a cash cow, it seems. And that's despite the fact that Karolina is supposed to be the boss in this business relationship. Sanchez complained that his role was relegated to that of a consultant in the brief time he worked with her. Has Piotr ever lost any real control in this arrangement?

    Team Wozniacki panicked and is now trying to revert to a form without addressing her weaknesses and ignoring the fact that many have improved and surpassed her. It's going to be a struggle either way (learning something new to complement her game vs trying to go back to being a defensive backboard whose outcome is on her opponent's racquet), so why not push ahead?

    If Karolina wants to step forward, she needs to take notes from what Radwanska/Sharapova/Li did. Seek out a quality coach of HER own choosing, listen to him/her and receive/provide feedback, and bust her butt off to achieve. I don't like Wozniacki, but she is a solid player. Is it enough to win a a major? I would say no, but if Schiavone/Li/Stosur could do it, heck it's possible.
     
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    I suppose the news of Rory's recent deal w/ Nike will keep a smile on her (and his) face...
     
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    you canNOT be serious, Sam! double faulting the match away on Rod Laver ... what an absolute NIGHTMARE!

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  27. soyizgood

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    How should I phrase Stosur's return to the thread? That match defined "agony of defeat".

    Up 5-2, up 2 breaks, 2 points away from victory..... only to have Zheng win the last 5 games, topped off with a DF on match point...... I really feel for the Sammy supporters. I like both Stosur and Zheng, but even I didn't want the match to end like that.
     
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    Stosour on the Australian Open is part of the normal routine of this thread.
     
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    "Sammy Syndrome" is so hard to overcome... Not everyone can be as calm, resilient, and fight to the end like Zheng did today. Still even with that I feel Stosur did just a bit more to lose it.
     
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    I believe Mauresmo Syndrome (TM) is the original term.
     
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    I know I coined that term, at least on this forum. But I think Sammy deserves her own name to it. For all of Mauresmo's problems at RG, she at least was consistent as the Paris Indoors event. Oh and she did make a QF at RG, while Stosur hasn't gone past the 4th round at the AO. Stosur hasn't done anything in Australia save for a final at an International event quite some years ago.
     
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    Ivanovic falling apart...
     
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    Ivanović went into full on meltdown "Chairman Of 'What's Wrong With Her?!' Empire" in the second set against Chang and got breadsticked.

    Then she started the final set nicely, 4-1 up.

    Now she's missing the tramlines with every shot, and moonballing Chang's junior-level serve (I think I saw the speedclock show negative)

    What's wrong with her?!?!?

    She's managed to take the final set. Well done Ana. Jankovic next.
     
  34. Masayoshi

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    I didn't manage to watch this match, but seems very typical of Ana. Her biggest problem is between the ears, which is what this thread is about I guess. Winning a slam was perhaps both the best and worst thing that happened to her career.

    I still think she can pull it together eventually, though maybe not in this tournament.
     
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    Popcorn tennis for Day 4! Laura Robson taking on Kvitova in the night session on Rod Laver! I'm getting up and maybe setting the dvr for that one if I have to leave for work before it ends.
     
  36. romeo8880

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    I find it very hard to watch Kvitova anymore. She makes me want to rip my eyes out on the days when she is an error machine and refuses to switch up her game.
     
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    Robson v. Kvitova...interesting matchup, but I cannot see Kvitova falling in that one.
     
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    Watson vs Radwanska

    No idea but worried about ARad :(
     
  39. Brian11785

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    Watson could be trouble. She's also from the Hingis School of Craftiness, which isn't the type of player Aga likes to play.

    Should be a good match.
     
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    is that the same Watson?
    R32 Win Heather Watson (GBR) 103 6-0 6-2 last year Wimby?
     
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    Jankovic vs. Ivanovic should be interesting. Has the potential of being a high quality 3rd round...... :) who am i kidding. error fest!
     
  42. Brian11785

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    "Jankovic vs. Ivanovic "

    Sounds like the perfect drinking game.
     
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    Yeah, Heather's a bit better but A Rad will have to be way off to lose this one IMO. She did have to save 3MPs vs Pervak.
     
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    ADJE!

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    There will be drama - Fistpumps, MTO's, makeup applications, wonky serves, abysmal errors, an abudance of Adje's, JJ monologues, with a sprinking of fantastic points.

    This will be a beautiful disater and I hope Im able to watch it!
     
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    Drink every time there's an error/fist pump. You'll be blacked out by the 2nd set.
     
  46. Brian11785

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    Agreed. I like Aga's chances to get to the semis. I expect Li to lose before the quarters. If she does, I'd say Aga's pretty close to a shoo-in. If Li gets to Aga in the quarters, I am at about 50/50.
     
  47. Brian11785

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    This should definitely be a two-person or two-team game, with one side playing for JJ and the other Ana.
     
  48. bluetrain4

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    Are Jankovic and Ivanovic friendly. Or, are they sort of bitter rivals behind the scenes?
     
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    I get the sense that they are bitter rivals. I never see too much affection at the net or even during fed cup.
     
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    I think Ana owns the H2H as well doesn't she? That can't help things much
     

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