she is the player who publicly 'came out' earlier in the year..Casey Dellacqua? Where have I heard that name...?
Oh, yeah. Thanks to Amelie Mauresmo....she is the player who publicly 'came out' earlier in the year..
very talented, had a few injuries which has limited her singles career but has done very well in doubles this year playing with Ashleigh Barty, a former junior GS champ (I think she's still only 16 or so)
1. How do you know that I'm young? That remark is ignorant on your part.you're a little young, so I'll forgive you the Jelena Dokic ignorance.. (she did make it to number 4 in the world in her prime, though, so maybe a google would have saved you on that one?)
Is Sarah Tomic in the draw? I would have though she would be playing the Junor tournament instead (Bernard's sister)
2. I did look it up. I didn't edit it in time. You obviously saw more damning posts before so you're overreacting there.
3. Bernard and Sarah Tomic aren't siblings. Their last names are coincidental.
Ye, he's always been great to watch but he wasn't very big so he could never really out hit anyone.
what 5'5" to 6" ?? wow, honey I shrank the childrenYe, he's always been great to watch but he wasn't very big so he could never really out hit anyone.
last couple of years he has gone from 5' 5" to over 6" and is hitting big winners all over the place..
only 19, one to watch
Klahn isn't in it. Men's brackets here:http://www.australianwildcard.com/storage/2013 AO Draw Men's Day 1.pdf. Tennys Sandgren to win it and make it to the Round of 64.Bradley Klahn and Nicole Gibbs will win it and go on to win the Australian open too.
Is there a link for the stream? I couldn't find one.The USTA tournament starts Friday. I'm excited to keep tabs on it. Hoping for a high quality stream.
Looking forward to hearing a report from the semis. Which matches do you plan to watch?I was there today and saw both the Duval and Kudla matches.
Duval's opponent essentially beat herself with Duval mostly looking on. Sanchez had lots of unforced errors. She was hitting much harder than Duval although Duval had moments of inspired tennis. On several occasions Duval was a blur of arms and legs making incredible shots. She injured herself, had her knee wrapped, and still won as Sanchez self-imploded.
Sanchez also suffered a few bad line calls by one particular judge which got to her. She got distracted by, and obsessive with, line calls and seemed to play "po'ed" after that.
The Kudla-Jenkins match started out impressively and then Jenkins faded in the second set. He seemed to lose confidence in his serve and had several double faults going down 6-1.
Going back for the semi-finals tomorrow.
Since Kudla and Duval won today and we have tickets for the main court I think it will be their semi-final matches. Ladies play at 1:00, men at ~3:00. When I checked the site earlier this evening they had not yet posted the order of play.Looking forward to hearing a report from the semis. Which matches do you plan to watch?
An amazing comeback and hard won. Both players showed such determination.I was so impressed by Tennys' comeback in the second set to win it. I was sure we were looking at three sets, but he just dug in and got it done. I hope he wins tomorrow.
Is it because of the camera angle? Cincy had really good camera positioning.EDIT: And once again I'm amazed at what a poor job ESPN and other networks do in conveying the sense of speed and power present in today's tennis. Sitting just a few yards from the court and just a few feet above court level I'm once again amazed at how much faster and intense professional tennis is when viewed live compared to television. The words that come to mind when viewing pros live at court level: savage, vicious, and visceral. When viewed on TV: sedate, deliberate, and placid. Sometimes they show a decent camera angle that conveys the intensity of the game, and then that brief moment is gone and they go back to the staid old view.
I'm just referring to TV tennis coverage in general and it is mostly camera angle. I don't know what these matches looked like on live stream since I haven't seen the streams.Is it because of the camera angle? Cincy had really good camera positioning.
100% correct. Getting close to court level at pro matches (ATP & WTA) is a true eye opener. If you haven't done it, try it. You'll ask yourself if you're playing the same sport.After having seen several pro matches now I find it incredibly amusing to see TT members compare 5.0 males to top female players. Not even close.
Great post, 3/4 view is where you want to be live too, you get it all the guts, the glory, and defeat. Also, all the stuff you named above.I'm just referring to TV tennis coverage in general and it is mostly camera angle. I don't know what these matches looked like on live stream since I haven't seen the streams.
Other sports seem to be taking advantage of camera technoloy to provide new and more interesting camera angles, especially racing.
For TV tennis coverage my favorite angle is roughly from one of the corners, a sort of 3/4 view. From that perspective you can see net clearance, spin, and pace and still see where the ball is bouncing and how the players are positioned. I remember Cliff Drysdale commenting on the same camera angle shown briefly during one of the majors this year. But it was only in passing and he stated how much he liked it and how he wished they used it more.
The standard camera angle from well above and beyond a baseline kills any sense of net clearance, spin, and pace. There's no conveying the amazing feat of modern pro tennis with the standard view. Given the incredible pace of ground strokes it's awe inspiring how pro tennis players manage to get in position and strike the ball so cleanly.
After having seen several pro matches now I find it incredibly amusing to see TT members compare 5.0 males to top female players. Not even close.