WTA week of Febuary 24. 2020 Premier 5 Qatar Open & International Mexican Open

Who will win the first Premier 5 of 2020?

  • Barty

  • Pliskova

  • Bencic

  • Svitolina

  • Kenin

  • Bertens

  • Kvitova

  • Sabalenka

  • Rybakina

  • Other?


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Mark-Touch

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Watson - Wang early in the 1st set, a challenge.
They are starting to develop an ugly habit with the replay using RealBouce. :(

Yesterday and now today, they are stopping the replay BEFORE the ball has actually hit the surface and rebounded!
So when they pause RealBounce the ball is hovering over the line and looks in.
A few seconds later they continue the video, the ball bounces AND CHANGES DIRECTION.
That is when you decide if it is in or out! You must see that CHANGE OF DIRECTION.
The ball either caught a hair of the line or was out.
They were calling it in on the first pause.

The 'change of direction' applies only if a depression of the ball isn't seen.
If there is a complete depression of the ball, one can judge if it touched the line or not without needing to see the change of direction.
 
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elkwood

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Wang got game that is for sure. Though she seems to e all over
the map. her kicker serve is giving Watson fits
 

elkwood

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Watson pulls thru ! In a few hours we get a really interesting match between Fernandez
and the local hero of the hour Zarazúa. The energy from the crowd should be crazy !!
 

Mark-Touch

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Wang got game that is for sure. Though she seems to e all over
the map. her kicker serve is giving Watson fits
Yes Wang is interesting for sure. I hope she improves because as you mention she is quite inconsistent.
In contrast to Watson.
I was going to label the Watson vs. Wang match as the race between the Turtle and the Hare.
But the more I saw Wang try to get to Watson's drop shots I realized she isn't that fast really.
So probably a better label was the battle between David and Goliath, with David prevailing. :)
I like Wang's easy power and angles, but don't like her mental weakness.
 
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elkwood

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The match i been waiting on fixing to start.

Torn between Zarazu and Fernandez Like the both.
Have a feeling that Fernandez going to win
 

Mark-Touch

Hall of Fame
Where have I seen that dance at the back of the court, followed by the straightening of the strings, before?
Hmmmmm....... :)
 

Mark-Touch

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Watson has a game and physique very similar to Zarazúa.
Fernandez could go all the way!
Wouldn't that be something?
 

Mark-Touch

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LAF playing too defensively. Needs to take it to Watson.
Also needs to work on OH smash, net volleys and grow a few inches taller.
 
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Mark-Touch

Hall of Fame
The match is LAF's to win or lose now.
She has the skills to win it and the nerves to lose it.
It's all on her racket.
Wasn't that Federesque not capitalizing on either of her 1st two set points, second set? :)
 

Mark-Touch

Hall of Fame
What a LAF this Fernandez kid is! :)
I still say the match is entirely on her racket from this point on.
3rd set....
 
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