Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by soyizgood, Feb 2, 2009.
She is not a big factor on clay regardless of her hair color.
Regardless, as the #4 player in the world she has no business losing in the second round to a qualifier.
My post was more a nod towards Radwanska playing stupidly (like a blonde).
34 errors in Madrid against Keys. 62 in Rome against Jankovic. And these were straight-set losses. Ten years ago, Daniela Hantuchova set a record at Roland Garros with 106 errors in 3 sets against an American teenager. I think Li Na stands a strong chance of making WTA history and eclipsing that mark.
Li made 70 UEs in her Olympic SF against Safina. And that was a straight sets loss. Kuznetsova did the same thing in making 69 UEs at the AO in 2009, but won in straight sets.
Its probably in the thread but what exactly is up with Tamira Paszek? She just lost to Razzano today 61 64 and she's been MIA? what was the injury? Whatever it is she better bounce back quick or come the grass season her ranking is going to free fall.
Bartoli looked just awesome as well...she lost 63 62 to Giorgi.
Bartoli is such a mess.
It's so sad. I love watching her play...all the strange things she does, and also some good aggressive tennis when she is playing well. I hope she sorts it out and isn't just fading away to retirement
Too many problems. The strange relationship with daddy Bartoli, her walking around the court as though someone ****ed her off, and her arrogant refusal to change her game (to forever celebrate her father/be a poor Seles clone) is a combination winning no majors. Some players have ego in cases where it is not deserved.
Any attitude she has is partially her dads fault. He coddled And sheltered her and its probably given her a standoffish attitude. Anytime she has to talk she doesn't know what to say and he looks either scared or angry all the time. Her game is a hot mess and daddy can't get that and she can't get totally away from daddy. Any talent that was in her has been totally drowned by daddy's inept coaching and all the other psychological stuff their weird style has put in her head.
Wozzi just lost to Zheng Jie, she really can't get a win now can she.
This must be at least the 4th or 5th tournament in a row where she has lost in her opening match. Brussels was a tournament she won easily a couple of years ago when she was still #1. How long ago that now seems! While many of us thought it inevitable that she would slip down the rankings a bit once Serena and Sharapova returned to form and players like Azarenka and Radwanska stepped up to the mark, she doesn't seem to have anything to cushion her fall at the moment. Her game seems to have collapsed altogether!
Playing like this, I wonder how much longer she can cling on to a place in the top 10?
Not long, hopefully. Though looking at players ranked immediately behind her (Petrova, Kirilenko, etc) it seems pretty likely she'll stay at 10 for a while...
Looking at the lineup in that tournament I thought if wozi does yet another early exit she may as well hang up her racquet and become rory's arm candy. Now will this be enough to fire daddy?
Do not be surprised if she pulls a Vaidisova and quits--only with the ready made excuse that she would rather "live life" by having babies with her goofy golfer boyfriend. She's develpoped the habit of making excuses for her bad matches for several years straight, so she may as well go for the biggest excuse of all.
Daddy Piotr will convince her to keep playing so he can keep his wallet fat.
in the end, that's what life is all about.
I would love to see more of Julia Goerges. It just doesn't seem to happen with early round exits.
This, and not only for her tennis...
Sad to hear about her wrist injury so close to RG.
She seems to be stuck a la Gulbis 2010-12, couple of lower-tier titles and early exits at slams.
And what ever happened to Andrea Petkovic?
Had to go thru qualifying, lost in R3.
She's been struggling with injuries and confidence I believe.
Roflmao...I totally didn't even see your post before I added mine,
Looks like the sentiment is prevalent, lmao.
Double facepalm for Nadia then. LOL
Robson. Her serve. Incredibly weak. Why? WHY? She was almost crying on the court like she was being bullied when she was serving.The stats:
-56% of first serves;
-60% points won behind first serve;
-21% points won behind second serve;
-Has won less than half of her service points.
Not to mention the abysmal UE stat of 39 for 25 winners...
I know I've already made rants about it in other threads, but come on! Even Wozniacki was pushing her serves in but at least she's winning the point with it. I don't mean she should become some kind of serve bot, but she's far too fragile on it, she has little confidence on her service games.
...yeah, but by this time in her career, is the result unexpected?
In the mixed doubles final @ London 2012 she hit 3dfs in one game. It's bad and I cringe a bit each time she serves on a big point.
Just watched the result. Murrays mother (DC Captain) and son should've been mad... and they have all rights to be!
vs. Ivanovic. Hands the match with a DF after doing so well to stay in the match on Ivanovic's serve; Ivanovic started to return in no-(wo)man's land due to the weak serves. vs. V. Williams. Manages to win, Venus also started to return in no-man's land. vs. S. Williams. Does a good match, paints the lines, and then completely chokes a break free of charge with two DFs to Serena at 4-4 in the second set. I wanted to watch the stream, but when she choked her serve game at the end of the first set almost crying on the court, and proceeded to somehow keep it together in her goundies. Incredible. My jaws were so much locked I was about to brake my teeth. I loosened up when I started to hear my teeth scratching against each other.
It's almost like Dimitrov: everything is alright as long as they don't have to serve to stay or win the set/match.
I need to think of a special title here for Wozniacki.
mug will do
Heard she lost.
How did she play?
flash in the pan?
overrated transitional number one who took advantage of a weak field where Serena was coming off injury, sharapova was coming off injury and players like radwanska, azarenka, Li Na and kvitova had yet to come into their games?
or maybe just scrub.
I assuming you mean updating page one list. She could be the janitor because she "pushes" the broom. *Groan* Maybe it's time to actually start naming specific posts for your boardroom executives, like Vice President in charge of choking. Woz could be human resources mismanagement (because of dad) or the fastest rising junior executive (because to rise in this group, you must actually fall). It's late and im sure these examples are lame, but elevating some of the supporting cast to the boardroom gives you lots of options. I love it when you update the list.
Na Li back on?
She's out. I knew she would not go very far in this tournament based on her clay results so far this year and the fact that she had the draw from hell. If she was able to get through some tough early rounds (Medina-Garrigues whom I actually thought Li would lose to,) she would have had to potentially defeat Azarenka, Sharapova and Serena to win the title. Talk about a draw from hell.
I think he asked if Li is going back on the list. I had her on parole.
She may not be #1 material but its undeniable her game has regressed hugely, its not just that others have got better. She is not even losing to top players in the vast majority of losses, these are players she would have definitely beaten before.
Nah, I personally don't think she should go back on the list, at least not yet.
1st round exit at RG for Goerges to an unseeded(?) player. I caught a little bit of the match, and she plays all or nothing game. It looks terrific when those shots are winners but is hard to sustain that through a match.
Lisicki goes down, ooooo errrr
She's the "floor leader" here, so no surprise.
Kvitova... play chess, othello... heck even checkers. Lumosity is also available. Just do SOMETHING to develop your brain.
I'll update the list after the FO. Haven't decided on comments, but I'm not going to be kind towards the likes of Wozniacki, Kvitova, Petrova and Li. The latter two I might extend some form of mercy.
HAAAA!!! Post of the day!
Kvitova seems to be a flash in the pan.
I'll give her one more chance at this year's Wimbledon, but if she blows it there, she will seem to be no better than one-major wonder like Myskina--another who could not win a 2nd major even if the other side of the court was occupied by a sack of pennies.
I will never count her out. She is still young and when she is on she's devastating. Don't think she will ever win a ton of majors because she is so inconsistent. But she can go on a two week binge of destruction at any time.
She lived up to her seeding and lost to last years runner up, I wouldn't exactly call that horrible. Not like she lost to some nobody.
Wozniacki- stinks on clay period so her horrowshow on it this season should be no surprise anyway. She's a one surface wonder who until she learns to slide will always be that. Some spin wouldn't hurt in her shots either. Her only hope is to put her foot down and kick daddy out of the coaching picture entirely.
Kvitova- her problem is her head, she has no clue how to handle the big time. Plus her asthma is not under control and her fitness is a problem. She needs a major cardio overhaul. She can win another major for sure but unless she gets her fitness under control even if she gets her head on straight it will be a lot harder.
Petrova- she's what? 30, 31? Clearly her best years are gone anyway. She has never been consistent so why be at the age she is now? The fact that she is even in the top 15 now I think should be commended. She should just focus on doubles now...her body can't handle both anymore.
Li- from day 1 she has been inconsistent, I don't know why is a surprise. Maybe she shouldn't be but again she bloomed really late as a player and has had a darn good career all things considered. Honestly clay is not a great surface for her in my opinion and she still won the french. But her up and downs are just who she is. Its not like she is a mental powerhouse who can peak late and win tons of things back to back. At this point there isn't much she can do except learn patience in her shot set up and stop trying to play like her shoes are on fire.
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