The "What's Wrong With Her?" Thread

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  1. PDJ

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    And it's a great shame. As I don't especially like watching Serena play it limits the finals I can be bothered to watch. Hey ho.
     
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    Reminds me of F1 and Schumacher. The reason That stopped my interest in F1...
     
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  3. ScentOfDefeat

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    Well, not quite. He was (more or less) to Formula 1 what Serena is to tennis nowadays.
     
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    I think that's his point. :)
     
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    Oh, I thought he was saying his interest stopped when Schumacher had his accident. My bad.
     
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    That's not how I interpreted it, given my comment previously. :)
     
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    Kvitova has earned a temporary center seat in this thread.
     
  8. ScentOfDefeat

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    Nobody really expects her to do anything outside of Wimbledon. She doesn't exactly surprise us with her ineptitude. I think this thread should be for those players who keep surprising us with their ineptitude, like Kuznetsova. Always finding new ways of getting our hopes up only to disappoint us more thoroughly. If we already know "what's wrong with her" (as in Kvitova's case), there's no use in asking the question. With Sveta, however, we're still puzzled. The question can't be answered because she's disappointing in a variety of ways.
     
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    Venus also. Great 2015 showing promise of a rise again but she lost in the first round of Auckland as the defending champion and lost first round at the AO where she was a quarterfinalist the previous year!
     
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    Except she's been so up and down in recent years. Plus I think players at the end of their careers deserve a free pass.
     
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    This thread is an institution it will forever be relevant. :p
     
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    I was wondering when this thread was going to blow up again. Rightfully so to kick off the new year and AO16! Halep and Wozniaki should be co-Queens of this thread at this point!

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    Except it's been a while since they've consistently performed well.
    it seems to be the opposite at the moment ie Radwanska who's been talked about many times re this thread, but is on a 3 tournament streak and played very well today.
    I've probably jinxed her!
     
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    Wow, you said it. I had finally washed my hands of her and dammit if she didn't hook me back in again. What's Wrong With Her???!!!! :eek::mad::confused::(

    Edit: what's wrong with me?!:oops:
     
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    Kuznetsova has steadily deteriorated from the heights of being a multi-Slam champion to the lows of becoming just another journeywoman. She doesn't seem to have any particular motivation these days other than to pick up regular paycheques from whatever event she happens to be playing in. Win or lose, her reaction is mostly the same: casual indifference. Does anyone know when she last actually bothered to win a title?

    Edit: sorry, were you asking about Kvitova or Kuznetsova?

    Kvitova is a major headcase even on her favourite surface, grass. She has such talent and potential and has already proved herself with multiple Wimbledon titles but she's one of the most inconsistent Slam champions ever. If she's not careful, the comments I made about Kuznetsova may soon apply to her as well.
     
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    Venus is at the end of her career, so no one should be surprised to see her defeated by just about anyone. I believe people are still mentally invested in the name "Venus Williams" but are thinking of her past glory days, instead of considering who she is at present. 2000/01 are long gone, and she's but a shadow of that player, no matter how hard she tries. Her losing is an upset in name only, because she could not be expected to be a serious contender.

    On the other hand, there's expectations of Kvitova, as she's not even in the middle of her career, yet she--a majors winner--seems ill-prepared, ill-trained and generally ill-equipped for the events that is the focus of the sport--the majors. Remove Wimbledon (and even there, she's been knocked around, incapable of defending her two titles, and was never a dominant force) and what do you have? Questions that are launched with the title of this thread. What's Wrong With Her?
     
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  17. tacou

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    Man, Halep. My girl. She very well may be just another flame out.
     
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    We need to create a new category for special appearance or guest of honor or cameo appearance and induct Kvitova and Halep into it.
     
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    Wozniacki is done. The only direction her ranking is going is down south.

    Kvitova is Safin like - plays well when she wants. AWOL other times.

    The inexplicable player is Halep. But she is showing that majors are not her forte.

    Radwanska looks good in early rounds as always but falters meekly after R4.

    We are down to the same old Serena and Sharapova, though it is yet another year here.
     
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    Ummm, 5 days ago???
     
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    Moscow in October was also a Premier.
     
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    Oops...thanks for that.:oops: Well, I guess she can still motivate herself now and again!:)
     
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    How old is she? I'd also give her a free pass as she's not going to repeat her successes of years ago. She's another one that's been up and down for years.
     
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    She's 30 (31 next June). Interestingly, she won both her Slam titles against fellow Russians: Dementieva at 2004 US Open and Safina at 2009 RG.
     
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    Um, no. If you click on page 1, you will find that she is the official C.E.O. of this thread. A talent like hers is beyond free passes and she will be on the emeritus list when she retires :)
     
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    Fair enough - who am I to argue with history :)
    I should probably revisit this thread from day 1- I wonder if any one has ever been exempt?
     
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    Ah, Kvitova. I keep thinking maybe this is the time she pulls it all together.
    But, no.
     
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    She's moved on from The Worm Radek Stepanek and is now engaged to another Radek, hockey player Radek Meidl so I doubt she'll be reaching for the brass ring in the near future.

    Has a big serve………pretty big knockers too.
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    She's also dealing with a nasty combination of asthma and mono. The one makes recovery from the other that much harder.

    Her, I give a break.
     
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    Not sure where Azarenka was before on this list, but after that "mascara-induced" disaster, I'd have to say she's at the top of the list.

    Mental Stability, anybody???
     
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    Yeah ... I don't know about all that.

    First, she's been practically killing herself to work her way back through injury.

    Second - did you see she double-bageled her opponent in 1R? In the first three rounds, she gave up six games. That's better than Ree, Roger, or Novak.


    Third? I heard an interview with Kerber where she said she and her coach had a "plan" for her match against Vika.

    Now, of all the dark horses, Kerber is the one I least like to see show up in the draws of my favorites.

    So even though I'm principally rooting for somebody else, when I heard that, I thought "Uh oh. I hope somebody on Vika's team has an ear to the ground and has planned some counterpunches."

    (Thing is? I've seen Vika get cocky. And she must have thought with her spectacular performance up to now that she'd at least get to the final. And I know she was hungry for it.)

    So ... I guess not.
     
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    Dude... did you see the mascara running down her face right before blowing 5 straight games to crash out of tourney??? LOLOL. 5-2 40-love mascara breakdown. Epic.

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    Venus Williams is currently playing Fed Cup for the US in Hawaii but is entered into a tournament in Taiwan next week. Bizarre arrangement in her calender....
     
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    Kvitova loses to Niculescu in straight sets at Fed Cup. Back to being a major headcase.
     
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    In kvitovas defense that niculescu can drive anyone insane.
     
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    No comment about that match. I don't know how it is possible to make THAT many ufe. oh wait, it is PK.

    It is so important to have a complete core of strengths and a full range of repertoire.
     
  37. boredone3456

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    So many what's up with hers lately

    1. Muguruza- clearly NOT responding well to the pressure after Wimbledon and the YEC last year. Her 2016 so far has been utterly forgettable and unless she finds some way to reign it in she's going to implode. It's sad actually because she's talented but now that she's a favorite she can't harness it.

    2. Navarro- Something is rotten in Spain, she is all over the place. I wouldn't bet on her to win any match at the point because her shots are a mess, I can't believe she's in the top 10 because her game seems to be in free fall

    3. Safarova- seems to be the Zvonareva of this current class of players...every time she gets it together and injury or some other thing just punches her in the gut. I've always liked her but maybe she better just stick to doubles until she is fully healed.

    4. Pliskova- I don't get this girl. Her and her sister were both successful on the juniors tour and she certainly shot up the rankings pretty quickly with performances in all those small tournaments...however at big tournaments she seems hopeless. I know junior success doesn't always mean success on the main tour but I don't see any consistency from her.

    5.Bacsinsky(I know I spelled it wrong)- I give her credit since she's older and appears to be enjoying the best part of her career, but at the same time I don't see her lasting very long at the top.

    6. Keys- she, not sloane, would be my pick for the future of American ladies tennis. She has more weapons, seems to have more fire, has a good coach that I would hope would help her use it (so far jury is out on that)...but she doesn't have her coaches inherent talents and she needs to stop trying to be a carbon copy because she will fail.

    7. Woz- I said in the WTA sdl thread that the wall of Denmark is rubble...she has nothing left. Her mental state is a mess and her game has gone with it.
     
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    It's less "whats wrong with HER", than "what's wrong the WTA".....
    it's all rather a joke.
     
  39. Harry_Wild

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    In tennis, a lot of women tour players seem to be dating F1 drivers. It first started with Steffi Graf that I remember and continue since.

    How do they meet up in the first place?
     
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    Totally agree about Petra! She looks pretty hot with her hair down and styled too! Plus, Petra has one best pair of legs too!

    Stepanek seems to be able to date anyone he choices from his list of past dates: supermodels, actresses, WTA players. He must a very charming fella.
     
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    All i know is the ladies break up the prize money much better than the men. Hehe. Yu can be 45 in the world have a run in a decent size tournament and bam big check! Id bet there are more lady millionares in the wta than men.
     
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    The women's game is full of talented players but there seems to be a lack of heart and desire from way too many players. I mean, I don't think anyone is expecting another Serena type player from the current group of stars, but, geez, can we get some type of consistent play from anyone else besides Serena and Maria(for the most part).

    It's funny how these players react once the spotlight is constantly put on them. Sloane, Bouchard, Halep, Mugaruza and now Kerber havent lived up to expectations so far but they still have time to right the ship.
     
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    This is why Serena could realistically be number 1 until the day she can't lift a racquet. She doesn't even need to worry about players who win Slams because she knows they'll disappear the moment they win the title. She can just sit back and relax.
     
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    Vicka - wants to do a beat down on her opponents - double bagel them! Makes for interesting match viewing and of course her opponents.
     
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    So, is scatter-brained Kvitova going to be a non-factor at least until Wimbledon?
     
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    Kristyna Pliskova needs to work on her consistency...she hit 11 aces against Begu today but flushed that down the toilet with 13 doubles faults....not complaining since I picked Begu to beat her in the SDL game but to be honest Kristyna threw that match away double faulting on so many critical points.
     
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    Kvitova is flighty and inconsistent and Makarova is probably one of the most dangerous lower ranked seeds on the tour...bad combination for Petra. Makarova can give anyone a rough time when her Ge clicks....that said odds are just as good Svitolina will smack the daylights out of her in her next match.
     
  48. tennisenthusiast

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    Kuznetsova.....goodness gracious. Is this her first final in years? What's gone wrong with her that she is in a final?
     
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    Won Washington DC in '14, Moscow last year, Sydney earlier this year. She could be top 10 next week.
     
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    I dunno but I'm not complaining she's one of the most talented underacheivers in recent years, her game has lots in it...mentally she just...well...doesn't have it. Nice to see her do something. However...if she faces Vika...good luck she's gonna need another Serena level performance..or more honestly because Vika is hungry to win whereas Serena didn't really seem so.
     
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