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Does Vekic deserve more credit? (Now Nottingham Champ! UPDATE)

For all the jokes about her relationship with Stan and being the new VIP with wildcards, she has turned around her career without many people noticing. Even when she was getting to WTA finals/winning titles, in between she was losing 5/6 matches in a row at times. Then 2016 was the worst. From Miami-RG she lost 8 matches in a row, then two matches won in a 50k at Eastbourne before losing another 7 matches in a row between Eastbourne-Nanchang. Her ranking after first reaching the top-100 went to #177 at its lowest and stayed in the 100s in 2015/2016.

She isn't doing anything spectacular right now, but since then she has become much more consistent with Brisbane the only time this year where she's been to a tournament and not won a match. In Rome this week she's routined two solid top 100 players (Arruabarrena & Hibino) and is regularly beating top 100 opponents.

What do people here make of her career in the future? How far can she go? What has led to this consistency?

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Re: Does Vekic deserve more credit?

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Re: Does Vekic deserve more credit?

Of course she deserves more credit as she is still young and maybe one day she will unblock herself or start working harder. She was in WTA finals when she was 16, so she has the game, it just looks like she is too much occupied with the title of Stan's girlfriend.

But I don't understand why people are so hars on her?
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she went from pathetic to average....if anyone said she would be where she is now when she came through early sayd. People would say she hasnt live to expectations. I watched her match against karate Doi and she was outclassed and looked slow
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Re: Does Vekic deserve more credit?

I don't know what her current credit score is, but given she's with Stan the Man, I would definitely give her more credit.
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Re: Does Vekic deserve more credit?

She's certainly not the ITF scrub a lot of people make her out to be. Having said that, I don't find her game particularly enthralling and I think her ceiling for improvement is rather low but there are certainly worse players in the top-100.
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Re: Does Vekic deserve more credit?

I thought she could rise after she won that international event vs Cibulkova two or three years ago but she never confirmed with any kind of consistency. I can't see a champion there.
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She's certainly not the ITF scrub a lot of people make her out to be. Having said that, I don't find her game particularly enthralling and I think her ceiling for improvement is rather low but there are certainly worse players in the top-100.
I agree...she is not a great athlete, she doesnt have huge tennis IQ and she isnt that powerful. If you gonna reach the top level, you have to have an area you excel at
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No

This girl was playing at a better level when she was 15 and has had no injury troubles or anything. She just has a terrible attitude, doesn't train and doesn't care about anything except being a good sugar baby. Sure, she's better than a lot of girls at tennis. Even though she's had a lot of luck this year with draws she has been consistent this year. But she is so embarassingly far away from how good she should be by now, that she doesn't deserve credit.

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she went from pathetic to average....if anyone said she would be where she is now when she came through early sayd. People would say she hasnt live to expectations. I watched her match against karate Doi and she was outclassed and looked slow
I agree she hasn't lived up to early hype, but people's recent expectations were that she was destined for the ITF for eternity and only cared about being Stan's girlfriend ranked #300. Whatever happened with Doi, she's still much better than those embarrassing performances in 2015/16.
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Re: Does Vekic deserve more credit?

Yes.

It's disgusting what kind of criticism this girl gets, she gets constantly slutshamed and deminished to just being Stan's GF.. Disgusting.

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Re: Does Vekic deserve more credit?

A ranking-watch for her:

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It's disgusting what kind of criticism this girl gets, she gets constantly slutshamed and deminished to just being Stan's GF.. Disgusting.
no Nick is the one who slutshamed her....not us
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no Nick is the one who slutshamed her....not us
Don't act brand new.. Here, on twitter, everywhere she keeps being called nasty names.
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