I Stand By Bouchard: Leader of the Genie Army, Ready to Rise and Conquer the World!

HitMoreBHs

Semi-Pro
Fun pics of her stitches.



Unfortunately, that’s poor and lazy stitching. Her Orthopaedic surgeon probably thinks it’s really neat, but to a Plastic surgeon, it’s really sh*te.

In that area, any scar will stretch widely due to shoulder movement. External sutures, especially tied with excess tension like that (see the indents), leads to cross hatching. In 6 months time, the scars will be at least an eighth of an inch wide. Should have used buried, dissolving stitches. But I guess Orthopaedic surgeons lack the dexterity for fine needlework. They are good with hammers, admittedly.
 

Sela

Rookie
I've gathered the age of all the 999 best girls on the WTA tour and drew the normal distribution from these values. The average age on the WTA tour is 24.7 yo and the standard deviation is 4.4 year. So here is the normal distribution.


It means that Eugenie Bouchard is now older than 72% of the girls on the tour. Which means that OP's post "Make no mistake, she is the real deal" has not aged too well.

I see journeywoman Bouchard playing another 2 to 3 years but not staying on the tour till she turns 40 or 42. BTW, the little blue dots just at the left of 40 and at the end of the axis at 42 are Serena and Venus. These girls were the real deal.
 

InvisibleSoul

Hall of Fame
It means that Eugenie Bouchard is now older than 72% of the girls on the tour. Which means that OP's post "Make no mistake, she is the real deal" has not aged too well.
OP here. No, it most certainly did not age well at all.

I believe I made this thread after 2014 AO, where she made the semis.

After that, she did go on to make the semis at the FO, and then the final at Wimbledon, and also 4th round at the USO, eventually getting to #5 in the world.

Every indication at that point was that she was the real deal... and maybe she was. But in tennis, the margins are small... maybe all it took was a loss of confidence to bring her game down significantly. I thought it was a pretty safe bet... there was no way I would have expected her career to plummet off a cliff immediately starting in 2015, where she would go on to make the 4th round of a slam only one more time, and basically become largely irrelevant.
 
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Marius_Hancu

Talk Tennis Guru
On Genie's technique, I posted in Aug 2014:


These issues have IMO largely contributed to her demise.
 

Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.

Tennis channel has given jack of all trades status to Bouchard! Bouchard does everything now on TC!
Does post game match analysis, does match play by play color commentary since she was on the Tour and
does pre day match build up! Really brightens the show up by 200%! (y) :giggle:
 

Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.
I think she got a boobjob on top of the shoulder surgery.
With ladies, it is really hard to tell unless they went super size! My guess is that she did not since she does not need it! There are plenty of guys that like the natural look and why be fake? All the top supermodels have very little in cleavage in both runway and photo cover work.
 

Dolgopolov85

G.O.A.T.
On Genie's technique, I posted in Aug 2014:


These issues have IMO largely contributed to her demise.
I remember we had discussed on her groundie issues and particularly the lack of a smooth, flowing swing in them. But I had never read this other thread. I am surprised and a little amused by the vehemence with which that other poster attacked or rather dismissed you. And no mea culpa from him either after you were vindicated.

I wonder what you think of Emma and Leylah's technique. Is it just a golden streak that both hit in the same tournament or does some part of their technique or tactical approach also account for why they stunned much more experienced players.
 

Marius_Hancu

Talk Tennis Guru
I remember we had discussed on her groundie issues and particularly the lack of a smooth, flowing swing in them. But I had never read this other thread. I am surprised and a little amused by the vehemence with which that other poster attacked or rather dismissed you. And no mea culpa from him either after you were vindicated.

I wonder what you think of Emma and Leylah's technique. Is it just a golden streak that both hit in the same tournament or does some part of their technique or tactical approach also account for why they stunned much more experienced players.
Both Emma and Leylah have a smoother technique than Genie's ever
was, which was due to implode in UEs sooner or later.

Emma, as Felix, uses as an essential tool a better reduction of Federer's footwork than Leylah

(Wide, low base; see e.g. the marvellous

Federer v. Wawrinka 2013 US Open practice,
after 8:50, when Fed is closer to us.

As well, see the fundamental videos by Ean Meyer
such as

The #1 Secret For Great Movement - Stop Being Late To The Ball
"low, wide base" which is consistently kept by Federer mainly without touching heels and using "rhythmical zones" (Ean Meyer)

and is bigger and more athletic, more direct even in moving.

Emma might go 1HBH (she has it - great Henin influence), but not Leylah, who's a bit less well balanced.

Both ladies were in a marvellous shark feeding frenzy mode - let's see how they can match that, for
the opposition was stunned by it.
 
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Dolgopolov85

G.O.A.T.
Both Emma and Leylah have a smoother technique than Genie's ever
was.

Emma, as Felix, uses as an essential tool a better reduction of Federer's footwork than Leylah
(wide, low base; see e.g. the marvellous
Federer v. Wawrinka 2013 US Open practice,
after 8:50, when Fed is closer to us)
and is bigger and more athletic, more direct even in moving.

Emma might go 1HBH (she has it - great Henin influence), but not Leylah, who's a bit less well balanced.

Both ladies were in a marvellous shark feeding frenzy mode - let's see how they can match that.
The opposition was stunned by it.
Thank you for validating what I noticed too about Raducanu. The big steps and low, wide base. Yes, quite Federer-like. I agree too that I see more upside to Raducanu than Fernandez but Fernandez has her share of weapons and brought down the bigger fish at USO. So they both have plenty of potential. I like the term shark feeding frenzy. I have longed to see that unrelenting intensity and hunger to win. You mentioned Henin and she had it in spades in her prime years. There is going to be no choking and letting winnable matches slip away with brainfades when you want it that badly and both Raducanu and Fernandez did. Yeah, let's see if they can bring that intensity again and keep it up over a season's length as opposed to one tournament.
 
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