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Posted: Jun Tue 05, 2018 3:21 pm       
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This girl needs a coach. Can't always lose close match like this. Mental side needs some work.
     
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Posted: Jun Wed 13, 2018 1:00 pm       
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So Taylor runs home to play $25,000 Sumter, SC.
A Hard Court event in the middle of the Grass season.

Taylor is #1 seed, ranked #71. And the next ranked player is #288, followed by #305. lol lol lol
There is no glory in winning a depleted tournament like this around this time of the year.
her opponents: Astra Sharma, Elbaba, Nefedova, Yurovsky ,... never heard of any of those players.

Weird schedule.

#80 Kuzmova is playing a real WTA event, facing fellow top-100 players and beyond. You are #71. Shouldn't you be playing with the big girls?
     


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Posted: Jun Wed 13, 2018 1:16 pm       
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@ Ace2Ace:
 
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So Taylor runs home to play $25,000 Sumter, SC.
A Hard Court event in the middle of the Grass season. And #2 seed is Alize Lim. She is #1 seed ranked #71. And the next ranked player is #288, followed by #305. lol lol lol


Rolling Eyes This is sad....to run home and play an ITF "25k" event (hardcourt) in the beginning of the grass season, forsaking the four 100k grass events in Britain leading up to Wimby, including avoiding qualies for Mallorca and Birmingham, plus the internationals in Nottingham and the Netherlands, is just "unbelievable". I had to look this up to see it with my own eyes after you posted......
     


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Posted: Jun Wed 13, 2018 1:21 pm       
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This is why I once said, during a discussion at TF, that WTA should ban top-80 players from entering ITF events. Smile Smile Smile
Khumkum was #78, then skipping all the WTA events, she went to China to collects points in some useless 25K. WTF?

Taylor just collected $80K in Paris.
She'll show up at Wimbledon and collect $40K (80K with a lucky draw).
Then she'll go play WTT for free food and hotel from B.J. King.
Then she'll show up at the US open and collect another $40K.
The girl just wants to get paid. Forget about running around the world playing meaningless tennis. lol lol lol
     


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Posted: Jun Wed 13, 2018 1:39 pm       Re:2018 ITF General talks
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You sized Taylor up well, Ace. Don't disagree. Her top-100 ranking is a fraud, for it's from the ITF for the most part.
     
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Posted: Jun Fri 22, 2018 4:49 am       
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If the ITF can be used to get you into the Top-80 on the WTA
where then is the issue in using it to remain inside the Top-80?

I would agree that the optics look bad when one thinks a player is wanting
to get better and would do so by playing against the best competition possible,
yet everyone has different motivations and aspirations for their tennis career.

FYI, Taylor is in the qualies of Eastbourne.
     
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Posted: Jul Sat 07, 2018 6:48 pm       Re:2018 ITF General talks
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Kuzmova is playing the Bucharest 100k next week (beginning Monday) as the #1 seed (not sitting idle, while Wimby remains in play for the 2nd week). Also, playing the event are Yafan Wang (#2 seed), "Greta Arn", Marketa Vondrousova and Ons Jabeur, amongst others.

The following week for Viktoria is the 250k in Gstaad, rather than play the 250k in Bucharest taking place after she played the 100k earlier, while Yafan will stay in Bucharest to play the event. Interesting.....
     
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Posted: Jul Fri 13, 2018 9:46 am       
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Kuzmova is the Budapest SF.
Nice !!!!
     
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Posted: Jul Tue 17, 2018 1:17 pm       
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Kuzmova won Budapest, while Taylor is back home waiting WTT. Smile
     
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Posted: Sep Tue 25, 2018 3:47 pm       Re:2018 ITF General talks
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@ rex:
Didn't know Aiava played last week a 25K in Australia and made the final. That's basically her level.
Score shows she won the first set 6-0, lost the 2nd in a TB, and disappeared after that to lose the 3rd set 6-1.

I can see that happening. lol. Once she lost that TB and was dragged into a 3rd set, instead of regrouping to put up a fight, she most likely got angry and gave up, playing baseball. There were probably some racquet flying
Did you watch the match?
     


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Posted: Sep Tue 25, 2018 9:33 pm       Re:2018 ITF General talks
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@ Ace2Ace:
 
Watched the semi, but not the final. Assumed she'd win the final and, after serving her opponent a bagel in the lst, would think it'd be a matter of course to finish for the title. Apparently, not..... However, she looked off-rhythm from what I saw, but reached the final, nevertheless.

She's currently playing a 60k in Aussie land, plays tonight I might add and may give it a look for a spell... Didn't play much this year due to injuries, so competing in her home Nation via the ITF, leading up to the Pacific Tour in January should get her up to speed by then. Still developing at age 18....
     
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Posted: Sep Thu 27, 2018 8:12 pm       Re:2018 ITF General talks
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I see that Taylor retired today in her match v Karatantcheva. Was eating bagels (0-6, 0-3) when she called it a day at the ITF 60k in Templeton, CA. lst time noting that Taylor retired in a match in her career. I guess the stress of being the WTT Female Player of the Year for 2018 was too much to bear at this point of the season......
     


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Posted: Sep Thu 27, 2018 10:48 pm       Re:2018 ITF General talks
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@ rex:
 LOL... WTT Player Of The Year .... That's is funny.
We've been talking about her schedule. She's rather play on the ITF tour than WTA. 70% of her points are from ITF.
Most top-100 players are in Asia, playing real tournaments.

I think I get it now. She might have to at least purchase 4 plane seats every time: 2 for her coach and 2 for her. That got to be very expensive.
She needs to drop that useless coach to cut the ticket price down by 25%.
     
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Posted: Sep Fri 28, 2018 12:18 pm       
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She is the only top-70 player who avoids WTA events.
I wish there would reserve ITF tournaments to players ranked 90+ only. She'd have to take a part-time job at Kroger to kill time.
     
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Posted: Sep Fri 28, 2018 1:24 pm       
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@ Ace2Ace:
 
Apparently, her agenda is to play the ITF circuit, earn enough ranking points to keep her ranking up in the 60'-80's range, enabling her to qualify for the Slams main draw, get paid for a round or 2, while avoiding Tour events, befitting her ranking. Her aspirations and competitiveness is deeply in question and for her coach, DY's dad, to go along with this doesn't say a lot for him either......
     
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