Was Naomi Cavaday using a Vantage?

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  1. roundiesee

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    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.
     
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    How much has she changed in 7months???? What has she been eating? Fish and chips?????
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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  8. SempreSami

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    Because any blacked out racquet is almost a Vantage isn't it? :roll:
     
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    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....
     
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    Yeah, see also: Anna Lena Groeneveld.
     
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    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.
     
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    i saw andreev using a blacked out babolat with cortex at queens last year, that looked pretty similar to Cavaday's one.
     
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    Maybe she is trying to look like Serena?
     
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    Hahhaahha, I don't think that's possible, LOL!
     
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    I was on the court, I am a photographer and former Vantage user, and to me it loooked like a Vantage for sure.
     
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    Because it was black? :roll:

    Throat looks like a Babolat to me.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Serena had muscle to go with the weight.
     
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    Im sure if she was, Vantage would say so
     
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    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!]
     
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    My God. Look at those arms. She's about three twinkies away from having arm-flaps...poor girl; we're so mean. lol
     
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    [​IMG]Okay, 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
     
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    AHAHA you are WICKED
     
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    Yep i deffaintly have to agree with that.. IMO pretty dodge black paint job.
     
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  24. slice bh compliment

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    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....
    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.
     
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