2019 Indian Wells - WTA Premier Mandatory - General Discussion

Who will gains the title?


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bjsnider

Hall of Fame
Do you think it's a lack of fitness on Bianca's part? this is her 28th match of the year. By my count, Kerber has had about 15. When you play such a physical style (both of them) it's bound to make a difference, won't it? Having said that, Kerber is a physical beast. She is amazing in the fitness department.
It's only a 'lack of fitness' when compared to Kerber. The commentators already said that Andreescu acknowledges she needs to improve the fitness. So, don't take my word for it, take hers.
 

time_fly

Hall of Fame
And she did it!!! Great. Now follow it up and prove that you're not like every other young hard hitting WTA player who won one tournament and then disappeared.
This match has the look of a one-hit wonder. Can she really hit 30 forehand winners per set while battling cramps again?
 

gogo

Hall of Fame
Wow! What a match!!!

Unbelievable by both, but incredible mental strength by Bianca! Physically drained and somehow found a way to stay aggressi
This match has the look of a one-hit wonder. Can she really hit 30 forehand winners per set while battling cramps again?
We'll have to wait to see. But she made a final and a semi before this tournament. She's beaten Venus, Wozniaki, Svitolina, Cibulkova, etc., etc.
Of course she is on a roll and will likely cool off. But this has been a truly amazing run.
 

ScottleeSV

Professional
This match has the look of a one-hit wonder. Can she really hit 30 forehand winners per set while battling cramps again?
She's 18. Remember Murray at 18 and how unfit he looked and how it held him back for a while?

Also, in most years into the future, she won't be playing 30 matches by Mid-March. Suspect she'll skip Miami and give that young body (and mind) a well earned rest.

Wonder what Angie makes of being 12-17 in finals
 

Steve0904

Talk Tennis Guru
This match has the look of a one-hit wonder. Can she really hit 30 forehand winners per set while battling cramps again?
You think she'll be battling cramps her whole career? She'll most likely work on her fitness so she avoids cramping again.
 

FakeEmpire

Professional
Youngsters, youngsters winning WTA big titles everywhere!

Couldn't watch all match (*cof* bad streams *cof*), but Andreescu seems to have good and aggressive groundstrokes in terms of power and redirecting, a pretty solid defence (even if her fitness needs some improving) and some much needed mental toughness. It remains to be seen if she'll do an Osaka from now on or if Puig is more of a role model for her though.
 

gogo

Hall of Fame
Youngsters, youngsters winning WTA big titles everywhere!

Couldn't watch all match (*cof* bad streams *cof*), but Andreescu seems to have good and aggressive groundstrokes in terms of power and redirecting, a pretty solid defence (even if her fitness needs some improving) and some much needed mental toughness. It remains to be seen if she'll do an Osaka from now on or if Puig is more of a role model for her though.
"....much needed mental toughness" ??? Really? She's was exhausted and managed to come back and drill it! She has incredible mental strength. She could teach a thing or two to Shapovalov and FAA.
 

FakeEmpire

Professional
"....much needed mental toughness" ??? Really? She's was exhausted and managed to come back and drill it! She has incredible mental strength. She could teach a thing or two to Shapovalov and FAA.
You misread my comment. I was saying she had an attribute many players lack, not saying she lacked mental toughness.
 

AM75

Hall of Fame
Why does it matter though really? People bash the entire WTA as it is, and players like Kvitova, Muguruza, and Stephens have won slams, but it doesn't stop the clowns on TTW.



Ostapenko has won a slam and is still very young.
WTA has great players right now, the management and PR are awful though. Anyway to say that someone who has won only one big tournament is a star is a bit of exaggeration. Do you still remember who won it 2 years ago without looking in the Wikipedia? We never know what will happen next.
 

FakeEmpire

Professional
Sorry about that! I absolutely did misread your comment. My apologies!
No worries. For what I've read, you're Canadian and must have gone through the motions quite intensely with all this. If I were in your position, I would have misread a thing or two too. ;)
 

jacob22

Professional
Why didn’t Andreescu pound all those weak Kerber serves for winners, like Osaka would’ve done. It may not be high percentage but would likely result in 1-2 breaks a set.
 

Steve0904

Talk Tennis Guru
As a Canadian myself, I can't lie, I'm very happy right now. I didn't want to believe Bianca could win to protect against potential disappointment, but I'm on cloud 9 right now. So very happy for Canadian tennis as a whole because in its short history it's been full of near misses. Bouchard's runs at slams, a DC SF, and Milos's Wimbledon run being at the top of the admittedly short list. But even so, it's tiring hearing the "you'll get 'em next time" narrative when you know it's not necessarily true, and not even likely in some cases.

I've been watching tennis about 15 years now and never expected to be happy that a Canadian actually won a Premier tennis event at the highest level. It's mind boggling. And I don't know what happens from here, no one does, so I can only say "Congrats!" You did it girl!"
 

mikeeeee

Professional
Why didn’t Andreescu pound all those weak Kerber serves for winners, like Osaka would’ve done. It may not be high percentage but would likely result in 1-2 breaks a set.
Yeah. So easy against a top 10 player (3 time major champion) in one of the biggest finals :rolleyes:
 
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