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post #1816 of 2446 (permalink) Old Mar 20th, 2014, 06:30 PM
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tbh I am surprised by how mentally fragile she has become over the past few months...yes, she's never been a mental giant, but she's always been a great fighter and I've seen her live a few times, her timing on the ball is one of the best in 50-100 range.
She can deal with pace well and when she's confident her counter-punching is very fine...she needs a mental coach ASAP...
She didn't become mentally fragile. She has ever been. Underarm second serve on MP against Simona in Bucharest - how mashed does your mind have to be to come up with this?
Alexandra really folds under pressure, also the amount of DFs, half of them are on GP or BP. It's insane.

The last time she won a match in a prolonged final set was against Bychkova in Tashkent two years ago (where she already led by 5-2), before that she was able to grind down Arn and Dokic in Monterrey.

Moreover, she is 1-7 in TBs on the WTA (Qualies included) since last year with her only TB won against Klaffner in Linz.

But even if we look past these obvious mental situations within a tennis match, there are a lot of sets of tennis she is just giving away. She had 2 BPs at 4-4 in the first set yesterday, couldn't convert and got broken. She had some crucial BPs against Shvedova in Florianopolis that could have switched the momentum where she couldn't even get a return in etc.

If she wins a set or match, then she was the better player, if it's an even match she will lose.

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Re: Alexandra Cadantu

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Re: Alexandra Cadantu

Thanks for posting. I really love the pic in the middle of the bottom row.
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Re: Alexandra Cadantu

Katowice :

(7)Rybarikova v Q
Doi v Soler-Espinosa
Wickmayer v Cadantu
Van Uytvanck v (3)Suarez Navarro

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Ooooh, fistful of fu***!
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post #1822 of 2446 (permalink) Old Apr 5th, 2014, 09:15 PM
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I really don't buy the Wickmayer is back story. She played one good event in Doha which was more like bumping into players that sucked even more that day, but apart from that her results this year were average at best.

At this point we still have to hope, though, that she will self-implode or otherwise Alexandra's decision not to go to Bogota instead will turn out costly.
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Yanina might not be back, but peak Alexandra is yet to come in 2014 (the matches against Ce and Pfizenmaier don't count, obviously). She needs a big miracle or fewer smaller miracles to win this. But good luck!
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Her backhand is a disaster.

Serve holding up nicely, though.
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ma omoara incet incet..
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Her everything is a disaster
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Needless to say that Wickmayer herself is still lightyears away from her best. She is quite beatable today, to be honest.
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How I want to see this Wickmayer against Simona.

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Is Wickmayer tanking or does she really suck that much now?
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Alexandra is attacking Yanina's second serve in Sorana's style ( 2 in net,1 in court )

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