2019 Indian Wells - WTA Premier Mandatory - General Discussion

Who will gains the title?


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upchuck

Professional
Is Osaka Cheap ??????????? She hires Jenkins as coach. We know he is also a great hitting partner but he hasn't proven himself as big time coach yet so he really can't charge that Premium coach fees just yet. and Jenkins telling Osaka just now............" Too Far ????????? Osaka saids, I am too far behind the baseline and Bencic is on the baseline.,, Jenkins acts like ,, Oh yea, that is cause your depth........... So what is he saying,, Hit deeper ??????????? Yea, right easy for him to say. What kind of coaching tip is that ????????
Yeah, I just assumed something was lost in translation but it really was just strange.
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
Naomi will hold onto the #1 ranking thanks to Halep losing earlier in the day.

If Svitolina wins the title however she’ll jump to a new career high #2 and be just 156 points behind Osaka. Pretty crazy considering she hasn’t made a slam SF.
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
Also if Pliskova wins the title she’ll jump to #2 and be just 61(!) points from the #1 ranking. She’s had a great 2019 with winning Brisbane and making the Aus Open SF.
 

skyline

Legend
Naomi will hold onto the #1 ranking thanks to Halep losing earlier in the day.

If Svitolina wins the title however she’ll jump to a new career high #2 and be just 156 points behind Osaka. Pretty crazy considering she hasn’t made a slam SF.
Svitolina being no. 1 would be a joke. I really hope that doesn't happen absent her winning Paris.

I'm still shocked by Naomi.
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
Svitolina being no. 1 would be a joke. I really hope that doesn't happen absent her winning Paris.

I'm still shocked by Naomi.
I guess she did win the YEC so that’s something but no slam SF isn’t great.

Can’t say I’m shocked by Naomi. I was just happy she didn’t lose back to back matches to Mladenovic. Her dumping Sascha was incredibly stupid and she’s going to take time to regain her momentum. She won’t be a massive threat at the French Open. She has some time to work her game out as she doesn’t really have points to defend til the USO now but yeah, she’s not at her best.
 

skyline

Legend
Wonder if that's now coming back to bite her just like I feared it might?
Too early to say. If there's a long-term downward trajectory, that's another business but right now she's just had two crappy tournaments.

Though I do wonder if she's really going to regret this come clay-time. She needs a steadying hand to start adjusting her game to that surface.
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
If Sabalenka had a tennis brain she’d slow down but instead she’s rushing within 10 seconds on her own serve it’s triple set point for Angie
 

Raindogs

Hall of Fame
In about the time it takes to heat a frozen pizza in the oven CareBear has embarrased the Belarussian in the first set 6-1
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
Amazingly, 3x slam champ and former #1 Angie Kerber has never won a Premier Mandatory or Premier 5 tournament. She’s had 4 runner ups at a Premier 5 tournament losing to Li Na, Kvitová, Halep and Pliskova. Has a decent shot in Indian Wells.
 

muddlehead

Semi-Pro
Too late to play this betting trend. Last year, same night, same court, Kerber waxed another up and comer, who I thought had a chance to win, Caroline Garcia, in about 45 minutes. Just like last year, I was looking forward to this match all day. Next year, I'll be ready.
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
Kerber feels like the easy favorite at this point, barring Pliskova.
Honestly can see a number of players winning.
Bencic is looking good, Venus too, Garbie has looked brilliant, Angie and Pliskova on fire.

Svitolina was lucky to escape Barty, not sure about Bianca and Vondrousova going that deep just yet.
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
Ok Mary Carrillo needs to chill... Sabalenka got a break back, she didn’t win the match, or win a set or even go up a break. She just broke back. Chill.
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
Sabalenka called her coach, they didn’t talk to each other at all. Sabalenka looked the other way, Tursunov gets up and leaves... wow.
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
Sabalenka up a break in the 3rd.

Kerber really screwed herself with that game with 3 double faults when up a set and break.
 
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Deleted member 293577

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Sabalenka looking scary. Kerber helps out with her misses though.
 

Aussie Darcy

Bionic Poster
Angie staying in the points waiting for the errors as Sabalenka is playing so loose. Triple break points.

And she breaks for 4-4.
 
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