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Re: USO OOP....Day 8... 9/2/19

Post by Graveller » Sep Mon 02, 2019 3:09 pm

For me, it is not that Osaka plays Bencic's game: Osaka plays as usual, but Bencic take the ball earlier, and simply follows Osaka until she gets an opening. Osaka is not used that someone manages to deal with her baseline game that long without making some error on witch she can capitalise. So she keeps her very monotonous baseline game. And when Bencic starts to redirect and starts to create angles, she fails.

Why is Osaka not doing that? Because, - like Rex says - she can't: that kind of strategy would be a Plan B, which she is lacking.
I predicted that she would be outside the top 16 once the US open and AO open points from her wins were gone.. Well, she indeed failed to defend most of the US Open points. Expect the same at the AO2020.

There was not a single top10 player left in the top half after R3.. and she fails at the first decent hurdle.
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Re: USO OOP....Day 8... 9/2/19

Post by Grossefavourite » Sep Mon 02, 2019 4:34 pm

Just go for broke, Ahn!!! You've got nothing to lose.

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Re: USO OOP....Day 8... 9/2/19

Post by Graveller » Sep Mon 02, 2019 5:28 pm

Grossefavourite wrote:
Sep Mon 02, 2019 4:34 pm
Just go for broke, Ahn!!! You've got nothing to lose.
When I read this support from you to Ahn, I knew it would be easy for Mertens...
And a bit later, we got 6-1 6-1 for Elise 😂😂
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Re: USO OOP....Day 8... 9/2/19

Post by Grossefavourite » Sep Mon 02, 2019 5:54 pm

This is why the event hypes Coco and others in the early rounds because there's no guarantee the stars will make it to the latter stages, and the way it's looking, semi-finals and finals could be a complete letdown.

Bencic, Mertens, Svitolina, et al....

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Re: USO OOP....Day 8... 9/2/19

Post by rex » Sep Mon 02, 2019 9:14 pm

Tiger Woods in the house for Rafael's 4 set win over Marin....

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Re: USO OOP....Day 8... 9/2/19

Post by Grossefavourite » Sep Mon 02, 2019 10:08 pm

TT can't seem to take her chances thus far.

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Re: USO OOP....Day 8... 9/2/19

Post by Grossefavourite » Sep Mon 02, 2019 10:57 pm

TT had chances to win in straights. Let's see what the 3rd brings.

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Re: USO OOP....Day 8... 9/2/19

Post by Ace2Ace » Sep Mon 02, 2019 11:56 pm

Taylor's game is raw. It's ITF game.
If she wants to get better, she has to play on the WTA tour.

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Re: USO OOP....Day 8... 9/2/19

Post by rex » Sep Tue 03, 2019 7:05 am

Ace2Ace wrote:
Sep Mon 02, 2019 1:19 pm

Back to Julia who was destroying Vecic all match long. Then comes the time to serve for the match. The woman who was serving beautifully, hitting aces and services winners, suddenly couldn't find a first serve. Double-faults 3 times. can't get the ball over the net. And gets broken.. and eventually loses the match. I guess that's Julia Gorgeous in a nutshell. How do you not close out that match with the way you served all match long + hitting 40+ winners in less than 2 sets?

These girls can hit 200 mhp serves; but when the game is at stake, they fall apart.
Serena will always be the best server the world has ever seen, male or female. Under pressure, she's most likely to hit aces and service winners where others hit double faults.
I didn't see the match for it was on at the same time as Naomi's match with Belinda. But.....checked the stats and they were jaw-dropping for Julia.... "21" aces and "57" winners, offset by 50 donations to Vekic's 3 aces, 22 winners offset by the same number of donations and she loses to Vekic? Vekic? This is sad. Nice recap, Ace, and I agree with the rest of your comment, save for Serena being the best server ever, male or female, for no one serves like Ivo...... :)

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