Former WTA #38 Rebecca Marino (Can) is back! How far now?

Marius_Hancu

Talk Tennis Guru
In the same tournament, the real competition for Marino was

Daria Lopatetska (Ukraine), 2018 US Open Junior runner-up,
15 yo, 6' tall, strong,
b. 1st seed Luksika Kumkhum 7-5 6-4
taking a serious option to an addition to her W25 wins:

2019
W25 Hong Kong (H); W25 Hong Kong (H); W25 Nishi-Tama (H);

259 NCH Daria Lopatetska 15.9 UKR8 205 +44 +51 Kofu R32 Nishi Tama W




 
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Marius_Hancu

Talk Tennis Guru
Poor result, lost 3 and 4 to the Italian.
Needs to upgrade her footwork, I'm sure.

What I saw in the first match was too heavy footwork, not bouncy enough.
and is reflected tonight in her only stat in which she was inferior to her opponent:

2nd Serve Pts. Won
Marino: 4/10 (40%)
Gatto-Monticone 6/9 (67%)

but this is critical.
 

Marius_Hancu

Talk Tennis Guru
WS F Daria SNIGUR - Rebecca MARINO [4] 6-4 6-2
Snigur's footwork was much better.

Congratulations for the final. However, to continue to climb the rankings, RM needs to improve her footwork, to be much more active, bouncing, split-stepping more energetically (see Federer, Halep). Her serving arm elbow is in the style of 30 years ago, lower than the line of the shoulders in trophy. This offers less serving shoulder mobility and coverage of angles.

She should change to platform stance (Federer, Henin), as it offers a higher trajectory and more margins. In the FH motion, her left arm is not always contributing fully, as it separates from the racquet too early, leaving the racquet arm without guidance, hanging.
 
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Marius_Hancu

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Tennis.Life:

Marino getting help from the sisterhood
Canadian Rebecca Marino, stuck in a ratings stall for the last seven months, produced her best effort in awhile in reaching the final of a $25,000 ITF event in Kashiwa, Japan last week. She's been getting help and support from a couple of female coaches as she tries to catch up, after a back injury essentially scuttled her off-season. Former Bianca Andreescu coach Nathalie Tauziat was there for the first three weeks of her current five-week stint in Japan. Last week and this week in Osaka, Marino has experienced Canadian coach Patricia Hy, a former top-30 player.
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Marius_Hancu

Talk Tennis Guru
Not Before 10:30 WS QF Rebecca MARINO [4] - Mayo HIBI [5]
And Snigur lost ...

Pretty good rankings improvement:
183 38 Rebecca Marino 28.3 CAN3 322 +21 +29
 
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Marius_Hancu

Talk Tennis Guru
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Slim pickings for Canadian Fed Cup tie

By Stephanie Myles

World No. 23 Bianca Andreescu is expected to lead the charge for the Canadians in an important Fed Cup tie against the Czechs in Prostejov.

But … who else will play?

Genie Bouchard’s status is unclear. She hasn’t played since losing in the first round of the Miami Open.

Françoise Abanda is out with a shoulder injury that has troubled her since January.

Rebecca Marino is about to play her fifth consecutive week in Japan. It would be asking a lot to quickly switch to clay in Europe, for her first Fed Cup singles tie since 2011.
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Marius_Hancu

Talk Tennis Guru
Yes, she was able to win

SF W vs MCPHEE, Kaylah (AUS) 6-3 6-2

and rise to her highest since returning to tennis:

156 38 Rebecca Marino 28.4 CAN3 375 +22 +47 Kurume F

with chances for more.
 

Marius_Hancu

Talk Tennis Guru
Rebecca Marino
6 6 7

Tessah Andrianjafitrimo
7 4 5

Coming back from 0-3, 2-5 in the 3rd, to get Euro12,000,
more than her winner's prize in Japan :cool:
 

Marius_Hancu

Talk Tennis Guru
Meyers:
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Rebecca Marino, the only Canadian who would have made it into the singles qualifying by ranking, hasn’t played since the French Open qualifying because of plantar fasciitis.
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and is not in the Wimbledon Qs.
 

Beacon Hill

Hall of Fame
Out of nowhere, Marino just qualified for the main draw of the AO - this comes 8 years after her last major appearance.
 

Mark-Touch

Hall of Fame
Quite the recent run for Marino.
I don't think she has any chance against Sabalenka though. :(
Unless she serves 90% first serves the whole match.
 

D-Lite

Professional
Too bad she couldn't have gone deeper - back to playing 25K tournaments in the middle of nowhere.
She's up to 177 in the rankings (+43), so that's not too bad for a couple of wins. Sabalenka is ferocious, and in the form of her life so it's not a huge surprise that Marino didn't progress.
 
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