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Re: Indian Wells Ladies Main Draw......

Post by Ace2Ace » Mar Tue 12, 2019 9:18 pm

Grossefavourite wrote:
Mar Tue 12, 2019 7:11 pm
Halep sick too? Novak?
Halep was playing like WTA #99 .. No serve, no return, no ground strokes... That was bad.
Even simple rallies she couldn't handle.

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Re: Indian Wells Ladies Main Draw......

Post by Ace2Ace » Mar Tue 12, 2019 9:30 pm

Pliskova struggling against Kontaveit. If she prevails here with this kind of play and brings it to Bencic, she'll lose 6-2 6-2. lol lol

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Re: Indian Wells Ladies Main Draw......

Post by Graveller » Mar Wed 13, 2019 3:19 am

I always considered Bencic the one with the greatest potential of the 1997-class, and this result confirms it for me.
She hit the ball so early, takes away the time from players to move forward. Staying healthy and injury-free is her main task now. And top 10 a question of weeks? :-)
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Re: Indian Wells Ladies Main Draw......

Post by Ace2Ace » Mar Wed 13, 2019 3:48 pm

wow. Just checked the scoreboard.
Anyone watching Muguruza about to be double bageled by the young Canadian?
0-6 0-3 ... Is she injured?
or did she get the flu from shaking Serena's hand? :) :)

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Re: Indian Wells Ladies Main Draw......

Post by Graveller » Mar Wed 13, 2019 4:17 pm

She avoided the double bagel... barely... 6-0 6-1 is the most shocking result of this event so far.

A would not mind Venus vs Bencic and Andreescu vs Voundrousova in the SF
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Re: Indian Wells Ladies Main Draw......

Post by Mytiwtiw » Mar Wed 13, 2019 9:24 pm

Sorry Bencic. You are going home.
This new Serena called Osaka takes no prisoner. Better get your first serves in, or you are doomed. :) :)
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Post by Mytiwtiw » Mar Wed 13, 2019 11:07 pm

Osaka making WTA Great Again !!! .......... 😝😝😂😂😄😄 and yer another from the great aceto ace. LOL!! 🇷🇺🇷🇺🇷🇺
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Post by djmm1962 » Mar Thu 14, 2019 7:09 am

Pitiful performance by Garbine!! WOW!!

I hope Venus is steady and consistent enough to deal with Angie :idea:

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Re: Indian Wells Ladies Main Draw......

Post by Graveller » Mar Thu 14, 2019 5:07 pm

The Bencic-train stays on track; how many top10 wins in the last two events? 6?

Winning one can be a fluke... 2 an exceptional fluke... 6 is a sign that you should be top 10 too
Now bring on Kerber and Svitolina!

Ps: has any player collected 8 top10 wins in two consecutive events?
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Re: Indian Wells Ladies Main Draw......

Post by Ace2Ace » Mar Thu 14, 2019 5:48 pm

She is doing well. She could win the whole thing. Watching Pliskova the other day, I predicted she would lose to Bencic. I was not watching today so I have no idea how boring or exciting those 3 sets were.
In the old days, Indian Wells winner had to be a real top-10.

Who was the random winner before Naomi last year? another unseeded top-50. ... I even forgot her name. She's done not a thing since that random win. This year, it will be another unseeded top-50. That will be 3 years in a row. There are not enouth top leaders in WTA as there are @ATP. But ATP has nobody in the top-50. lol lol lol. Once those top players step on the court, it's over. For WTA, the top-50 are like all top-10, taking turn beating one another.
Serena who only plays Grand Slams theses days, seems to be the only top-10 contender everywhere she shows up, making constant appearances in the later stages on those few tournaments.

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Re: Indian Wells Ladies Main Draw......

Post by Graveller » Mar Thu 14, 2019 7:29 pm

You are too much of a fan to be objective on Serena 😉.
She played nine events since her comeback; apart from her 2 slam finals, she only managed 1 Quarterfinal in the 7 other events. She lost earlier in all other.
Imo that is not constant appearances in latter stages.
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Post by Ace2Ace » Mar Thu 14, 2019 8:36 pm

No.... she is the only top contender wherever she goes.

First slam back. I think it was 4th round. Withdrew due to injury for overplaying in Doubles ... while playing World Class tennis in Singles.. (In my opinion, her best matches since her comeback were in Paris). Should expect her to win the French Open.
She was on her way to win the Aussie Open.. or at least make the Final, but a linesman stopped her by erasing a legit match winning ace. .... Will never forget that.

2nd Slam: Final.
3rd Slam Final.
4rth slam QF.. Victory stolen by dubious linesman.

She is really back for slams. She doesn't care much about the other events.

Indian Wells 2018: Ran into sister Venus too early. Played a great first match a la Serena. Venus was just too much for little sister.
Miami 2018: first total disaster against osaka.
Indian Wells 2019: one of her best matches against Azarenka.. But a vicious flu stopped her. The winner Muguruza couldn't even handle a young Wild Card.. Opportunity missed for the Queen of Compton.
Where else did she play poorly?

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Re: Indian Wells Ladies Main Draw......

Post by Graveller » Mar Fri 15, 2019 3:40 am

I never said she played poor.

I simply do not agree with your final statement of two posts ago: "the only top-10 contender everywhere she shows up, making constant appearances in the later stages on those few tournaments."

two appearances in the SF (or beyond) in nine events is for me not "making constant appearances in the later stages".
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Re: Indian Wells Ladies Main Draw......

Post by djmm1962 » Mar Fri 15, 2019 6:47 am

See you in Miami, Vee!!

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Re: Indian Wells Ladies Main Draw......

Post by djmm1962 » Mar Fri 15, 2019 9:55 am

Elina tweeted about cops breaking into her room with guns drawn!!

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