Great hope Halep - How far now?

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How far will Simona Halep go at the 2014 USO?

  1. W/Os before R1

    2.7%
  2. R1

    8.0%
  3. R2

    9.3%
  4. R3

    5.3%
  5. R4

    9.3%
  6. QF

    14.7%
  7. SF

    21.3%
  8. Runner Up/Finalist

    10.7%
  9. Winner

    18.7%
  1. Marius_Hancu

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    @Simona_Halep cannot allow to be "schooled" in ANY of the shots - and she was today wrt the slice, esp the slice dropshot. Repertory, again.
     
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    I'm not sure if this stat is getting on people's nerves, but I saw it for the first time today on That Other Forum. Apparently Simona has had only one top ten win in the past 24 tournaments that she played, and somehow managed to win two premier mandatories during that same period. If that's true, that's pretty amazing. :confused:
     
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    Well, looking at the shuffle rate in top 2-10, everybody in top 50 is a top 10 :D:D
    Except Serena, WTA has 0 consistency... And even Serena is now shaking a bit.
     
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    A very nice smile at times, worthwhile waiting for ...

     
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    This dress is too sober to me:

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    even though I see the Japanese elegance in it ...




    and to see it "metrosexual" in men makes it ridiculous and too uniform:

     
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    Speaking of sobering thoughts. Circa 2009 Halep may not have been physically capable of wearing suspenders :)
     
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    Let's have a look at Simona also in mixed doubles tomorrow :)

    Court 6
    Mixed Doubles - Round 1
    Yung-Jan Chan (TPE) [7]
    Max Mirnyi (BLR) [7]
    vs.Simona Halep (ROU)
    Horia Tecau (ROU)
     
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    Very good result with Halep's present means, as Osaka proved to be a very dangerous opponent, with her FH.

    Next Stosur. At least a known quantity: H2H is 3-3, but last 3 went to Halep, with 6-2 6-0 recently in Madrid.
     
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    Out of Birmingham. (Achilles)

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    Dang it !!! :( Get well babe. ;)
     
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    Major change in Halep's team: Teo Cercel, the longest serving team member, is no longer her physical trainer.
    He was dismissed, possibly as a result of her latest physical state.
    Get Pierre Paradis, Simona.
     
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    Simona Halep will play in Roger's cup in Montreal - good thinking :)
     
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    Wimbledon 2016: a difficult first round match for Halep tomorrow,
    vs
    Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK)
    esp with Halep's recent physical difficulties.
     
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    Halep into the 2R !!! :) :) :)
     
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    Good attitude during the match: focus and aggression.
    Her presser after the 1st R.
     
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    Halep into 3R.Bertens next.
     
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    Halep was fierce today, even in serving (for her level), in beating Bertens. I expect her to master Keyes, but that will need her best. Great to have an off day and let's hope for center court.
     
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    Really, really want her to beat Keys.
     
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    Please go deep Halep, you deserve a slam!!
     
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    Based on what?
     
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    Done & done. Gets Angie next, should be a battle.
     
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    My prediction: Halep over Kerber in two.

    3-4 on serve for now. Both serving poorly (esp Halep), great running though.
    Halep has started to use the slice!
     
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    With the way they're both serving, they'd lose in very quick straight sets against either Williams sister.
     
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    Right prediction on score, wrong name:eek:

    Halep needs to improve her serve - seriously
     
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    I doubt that. I'd make Kerber a good 60-40 favorite against Venus.
     
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    She really needs to improve that serve though.
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    I think Halep should not be playing in Bucharest.
     
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    Why?
     
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    Because she could use some rest right after being a slam semifinalist and I do not see the point playing some randoom clay event when all the next big events will be on hard courts.
     
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    Ah. It makes me wonder why she--or her coach would play that surface right now, when it will not help her form at the U.S. Open. Its not like she's playing for points.
     
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    Because it's her home tourney, & there's probably a very generous appearance fee included.
     
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    And she's in the semis now.
     
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    It was probably also meant to sweeten the blow to her co-nationals, when she announced today that she won't take part in the Olympics...
     
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    What were her reasons, security & health?


    Yep, concerns over Zika.
     
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    It was probably also meant to sweeten the blow to her co-nationals, when she announced today that she won't take part in the Olympics...
     
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    Not participating in the Olympics will be devastating to Romanian fans. I'm sure that
     
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    Faces Sevastova in the final tomorrow.
     
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    Talking about lopsided finals,but 6-0 and 6-0 ? Anyway great for Halep !!
     
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    Shouldn't have played, right?
     
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    crowd sure got there moneys worth :L, really poor showing from Sevastova
     
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    Sevastova is quite good looking.
     
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    Now I'm glad she did.But still a little concerned for her Achilles.
     
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    La Simona has landed!
    Rogers Cup 2016, Montreal​
     
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    Simona Halep worked hard yesterday in practice with her coach, Cahill, and her sparring partner on:

    - forehand - more insistence on power; some progress, but will not reach her potential until some changes I keep for her eyes only are implemented

    - volleys - there's progress, evidenced in her net play in her doubles match tonight teaming with Niculescu, but no S-V

    - serve - no progress in power; will not improve until some changes I keep for her eyes only are implemented

    - slice: not practiced, and that's a serious minus

    The volley practice was quite good, with the classical her at net facing a barrage from the two guys at baseline. Time to see some net play in her singles though.

    The serve practice wasn't so good, Cahill doesn't really seem to realize what she needs in this respect. And yes, I know, and have coached in that specific area with great results :cool:

    The footwork is, of course, still outstanding at the baseline. She looks in great physical shape.

    I predict she will beat Gavrilova (who was seriously up and down today) in two.
     
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    Apparently your master plan ain't working real well then.
     

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