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Posted: Jan Wed 03, 2018 11:28 pm       
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2nd set.
Konta's wnners/Ue ratio not good 5/9... keeping Svitolina in the match.
     


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Posted: Jan Wed 03, 2018 11:39 pm       
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5-4:  konta dumps a 2nd set sitter in the net.
that would have brought up MP
     


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Posted: Jan Wed 03, 2018 11:51 pm       
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TB:
5 points played.
Konta: 2 winners, 3 UE Sad
     
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Posted: Jan Wed 03, 2018 11:58 pm       
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Konta??? what the heck are you doing? lol lol
alright, I am off. good luck fooling around.
     
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Posted: Jan Thu 04, 2018 10:47 am       
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Konta should have closed this in 2 easy sets.. But I guess the injury in the 2nd set took its toll.
Too bad...
Was going to line her up for my SkanContest team. Now I am hesitating.
     
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Posted: Jan Fri 05, 2018 8:49 am       
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Svitolina: proving that I was right all along...

When everyone was saying years ago that she did not have it, I was NOT fooled by the lack of aggression and power... because a youngster with lot of tennis skills can add power over time, but a youngster with a lot of power but lacking variety, will NEVER manage to gain those skills later on.

Of course, the player in question needs to be prepared to put in the effort to work for that, but I guess her collaboration with Henin (who also faced the task of working on power and aggression) probably helped her.

So today vs Pliskova she was - at times - even too aggressive. Her aggressive and powerful returns, however, allowed her to break Pliskova SIX times. Tons of winning returns.

So by winning this match, Svitolina overtakes Venus in the rankings and is now #4. Important, as she will avoid a #9-12 in the R16, and a top4 player in the QF of the Australian Open. Pliskova remains #6, and based on today's match, it makes sense that Svitolina is ranked above her.
Tbh, Kanepi should have dealt with Pliskova in the QF.

To all Svitolina-haters: time to forget about the player that she was 4-5 years ago. She moved on with her development as complete player, and I think we have not yet seen the end of it. With no Azarenka or Serena in the AO draw, I see Svitolina as one of the main title contenders (together with Halep and Wozniacki, and Bencic as outsider if she plays like she is doing currently in the Hopman Cup).
     


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Posted: Jan Fri 05, 2018 11:56 am       
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I didn't see the match but that's a great result for Svitolina.
Konta was taking her out but injury messed things up.
Congrat on your girl !!! I guess she is doing something right.
     
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Posted: Jan Fri 05, 2018 12:00 pm       
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I'm either turned off or indifferent to these players. No excitement whatsoever.
     
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Posted: Jan Fri 05, 2018 12:13 pm       
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@ Grossefavourite:
 
Well, hard to get excited about any player if you fail to watch them on a regular basis.

Did you watch Svitolina vs Pliskova? No need yo answer (because there is no way we can verify what you say Wink).
But if the anwser is "No", then your comment that they keep you indifferent is rather pointless.

I read on tennisforum that Svitolina holds a winning H2H against all the players that are performing well at the moment (Halep, Wozniacki, Kerber)... quite interesting as she is the youngest of them.

She must have been something good over the last years Smile



     

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Posted: Jan Fri 05, 2018 12:46 pm       
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@ Graveller:
 
Actually, I'm a youtube junkie for all things, including tennis, so yes, I've watched most of them numerous times and zilch, nothing.
     
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Posted: Jan Fri 05, 2018 12:52 pm       
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@ Grossefavourite:
 
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Actually, I'm a youtube junkie for all things, including tennis
ah aha me too... I don't watch TV anymore. Everything is on youtube. Smile
     
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Posted: Jan Fri 05, 2018 12:55 pm       
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@ Ace2Ace:
 
When I'm home, youtube is on autoplay all day, all night even.
     
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Posted: Jan Fri 05, 2018 4:20 pm       
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@ Grossefavourite:
 
Weird: you watch so much more tennis than I do, yet I have no problem finding several young WTA and ATP that look(ed) promising and live up to my expectation.
     

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Posted: Jan Fri 05, 2018 4:54 pm       
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@ Graveller:
 
I'm interested in players who bring something new to the game. Any ideas?
     


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Posted: Jan Fri 05, 2018 5:34 pm       
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@ Grossefavourite:
 
Playing with two racquets at the same time?

I am afraid that you are searching for something that dies not exist..
it has all been shown by the great players of the game already.
     

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