Jarmila Groth following the Sam Stosur curve

Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by fuzz nation, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. fuzz nation

    fuzz nation G.O.A.T.

    Oct 20, 2006
    A few years ago, I saw Sam in a televised match, maybe against one of the Williams sisters, and was sure that she'd be knocking heads with the top ten in no time. To my surprise, it took her a little longer to really believe in herself and emerge as one of the top talents in the women's game, but she's certainly proving it now. I honestly wouldn't be surprised if she settled in at the top of the heap for at least a few months.

    Along comes Jarmila Groth. She made a little bit of a dent last year and I even got to see her right up close in a match at the US Open. Is it just me? All I can see is another young slugger with as much talent, ability, etc. as anyone out there. She's ready to beat everyone... but she just needs to believe it.

    Similar observations here or elsewhere?

    Not interested in another "No Sanity in Women's Tennis" thread, just want some other perspectives.
  2. IvanAndreevich

    IvanAndreevich Legend

    Dec 24, 2007
    Vancouver, BC
    And what curve is that?
  3. jester911

    jester911 Rookie

    Dec 12, 2010
    Marietta Ga
    Watched her some in WTT this last fall and I sort of thought the same thing but she wasn't playing quite the caliber players that are in the top 10-20 women players so it wasn't a very good gauge.
  4. bezs

    bezs G.O.A.T.

    Aug 7, 2009
    She has a good backhand hit a couple of sweet winners against Wicky
  5. Fate Archer

    Fate Archer Hall of Fame

    May 14, 2009
    I liked her serve too. Good racquet acceleration for a woman.
  6. 1970CRBase

    1970CRBase Guest

    I think Groth is following the young slugger BBB curve. Don't see any extra or any deeper texture in her game or strategic mind. Will enter a short 1 or 2 year career peak and then fall into a spiral of injuries, loss of confidence and bad form. We've seen far too many of these. Look at poor Ana. Stosur I see as being a much better player all round.

    Groth is a looker though.

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