2019 WTA French Open - General Discussion

Who will win the French Open?

  • Osaka

  • Pliskova

  • Halep

  • Bertens

  • Kerber

  • Kvitova

  • Sloane

  • Barty?

  • Serena

  • Others?


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Disappointing for Yastremska.
I know she won a tournament recently and the draw was horrible for her, but you'd expect her to at least make it through a couple of rounds.
To have a worse RG than players like Minella or Parry is never a good thing, especially if you're playing well.

I don't now how much of this faltering in tournaments after a recent title is real fatigue or just the player telling herself she's "allowed" to lose now that she's done well elsewhere, thus hindering the competitive edge that is needed to keep pushing up the rankings.
 
Disappointing for Yastremska.
I know she won a tournament recently and the draw was horrible for her, but you'd expect her to at least make it through a couple of rounds.
To have a worse RG than players like Minella or Parry is never a good thing, especially if you're playing well.

I don't now how much of this faltering in tournaments after a recent title is real fatigue or just the player telling herself she's "allowed" to lose now that she's done well elsewhere, thus hindering the competitive edge that is needed to keep pushing up the rankings.
I watched the first set, she's very on command there. Very disappointed.
 

fundrazer

Legend
She needs to develop some kind of plan b...her plan A ball bash game is not consistent enough.

With that said, I thought she'd make a decent run here also. But my guess is she probably made 50+ unforced errors, and that's hard to overcome. I'll go pull up the stats now.
 

Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.
Wozniacki, Cornet, Goerge out in 1st round of FO!:sneaky:

Kvitova withdrew before 1st round due to an leg injury!
 
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Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.
Disappointing for Yastremska.
I know she won a tournament recently and the draw was horrible for her, but you'd expect her to at least make it through a couple of rounds.
To have a worse RG than players like Minella or Parry is never a good thing, especially if you're playing well.

I don't now how much of this faltering in tournaments after a recent title is real fatigue or just the player telling herself she's "allowed" to lose now that she's done well elsewhere, thus hindering the competitive edge that is needed to keep pushing up the rankings.
Very few players end up going deep into the draw or win title in a tournament! I think she is both mentally and physically exhausted from her experience in the previous tournament and could not mustard any for the 1st round of FO!
 
Very few players end up going deep into the draw or win title in a tournament! I think she is both mentally and physically exhausted from her experience in the previous tournament and could not mustard any for the 1st round of FO!
That's not true, she could have won in two sets.
She didn't.
And then she collapsed.
 

Enceladus

Hall of Fame
Serena-Diatchenko 2:5
Serena is two breaks down. She produced many errors, while Diatchenko plays accurately and aggressively.
 

AM75

Hall of Fame
Disappointing for Yastremska.
I know she won a tournament recently and the draw was horrible for her, but you'd expect her to at least make it through a couple of rounds.
To have a worse RG than players like Minella or Parry is never a good thing, especially if you're playing well.

I don't now how much of this faltering in tournaments after a recent title is real fatigue or just the player telling herself she's "allowed" to lose now that she's done well elsewhere, thus hindering the competitive edge that is needed to keep pushing up the rankings.
She’s one of few who has multiply titles this year. So she’s ok, I think. And she’s still very young too.
 
Meh, I won't believe this 1000th episode of "oh no, Serena is in trouble" until I see Diatchenko clinching match point.
Until then, I predict another "incredible comeback" where she starts playing in the second set and servebots to victory in the third, as her young, deer in the headlights opponent collapses from fear of having taken a set from Serena.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Serena looks like she’s never played tennis in her life. Improving a little this game
Serena is not moving well, slipping around on the surface so she can't get her feet set. So when those power shots are coming at her, she is getting late and mistiming the ball so Ton of unforced errors are happening. LOL

That Dress serena is wearing though is Super hot........... I would love to see Svitolina, Sharapova, and all the hotties wear that dress
 

Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.
she is hitting the serve harder and hitting the backhand harder than Serena at the moment
Serena might have to use her plan B, find something to get into an oral dispute with one of the lines officials or even the referee to psy herself up, bring up she is a mom and deserves respect..., break a racquet, etc!
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Serena might have to use her plan B, find something to get into an oral dispute with one of the lines officials or even the referee to psy herself up, bring up she is a mom and deserves respect....etc!
"i am gonna ki__ you" comment that she made last time,, didn't work out too well for her. so probably better to just keep quiet and play her tennis.
 

Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.
"i am gonna ki__ you" comment that she made last time,, didn't work out too well for her. so probably better to just keep quiet and play her tennis.
It depends on how Serena is thinking about the crowd, how much the officials are calling her shots in or out, etc... Serena might hit herself on the head or leg just to abuse herself or let out a loud scream! Have to wait it out for some emotionally outburst!
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
It depends on how Serena is thinking about the crowd, how much the officials are calling her shots in or out, etc... Serena might hit herself on the head or leg just to abuse herself or let out a loud scream! Have to wait it out for some emotionally outburst!
Serena has a daughter now, and she would never resort to bullish behavior. She has to set good example for her child
 
Serena usually regroups in the 2nd set! I not worry since she rare looses in 1st round unless it against top 10 rank player!
She's a little off-pattern today. Serena usually comes across as a seething monster in the first set, for intimidation value, and then takes a vacation in the second set, and then roars back with all her leftover strength in the third - that's what went on in the Osaka-Williams battle in the last US Open, only there she didn't have a chance to regroup in the third, and lost.
 

ScottleeSV

Professional
Only seen the second set but Diatchenko looks pretty awful. Missing the court time and again with simple shots.

Serena is lucky to get this draw. She looks rusty but will presumably improve.
 
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