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Old 01-16-2013, 06:57 AM   #2
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Default Radwanska in trouble

Originally Posted by Ash_Smith View Post
Catching up on the Aussie Open from last night and was watching the super Brits Heather Watson's and Laura Robson's matches...

Tall, lefty, big serve, big forehand. Improving physical strength and athleticism, but not up there with the best yet, footwork can get a little lazy (by her own admission). Ball striking as good as anybody on tour when in position, but prone to UE's when not. Likes to pound the winners.

Shorter, righty, great athlete and very, very strong. Great hands and very good defender from the back of the court. Can move up the court and finish from the mid-court/net well, but indecisive (prefers defending the baseline).

Both 19 (well Laura turns 19 next week), both ranked about 50 in the world, both have career earnings of around $500,000.00.

So, question - who would you rather be? (essentially this is a question of game styles!)

Watson wants Radwanska revenge
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Heather Watson is determined to avenge last year's defeat to Agnieszka Radwanska when she takes on the Pole in the third round of the Australian Open.

Watson was forced to dig deep as she came from behind to secure a 4-6 7-6(7) 6-2 victory over Ksenia Pervak to set up a rematch with the world No. 4.

Radwanska handed Watson a sobering 6-0 6-2 defeat in the third round at Wimbledon last year.

"That killed me," Watson said of her defeat to Radwanska. "I was so upset. I was playing at home in front of everyone and I just got wiped off the court."

Watson, who was not aware of her third-round opponent, claiming she had not looked at the draw, believes she learnt a great deal from that defeat and comes into the match a different player after landing her maiden WTA title at the end of last season.

"Well, she's a very different player to most of the girls," Watson said of her next opponent. "She's consistent, got great feel, so it's going to be another physical match.

"I've played her before, so I've got that feeling. I think the first time I played her I just went guns blazing, didn't know what to do. Just went for way too much. This time I'm coming in a different player, and I'm going to approach it differently."
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