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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Jul 28th, 2004, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
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Question about Barbora Strycova...

Is it just me, or does she seem to lose her serve a ton? This is coming just from following several of her matches on live scoring (most recently, the VRP and Likhovtseva matches at the Acura tourney). If this is the case, can someone fill me as to why? I haven't seen her play yet, but I thought she had a pretty decent serve. I think I remember Lindsay saying Barbora had a big first serve after they played in Hopman Cup.

Thanks in advance. Best of luck to Barbora in the future... she seems VERY talented so I'm waiting for a big breakthrough from her!

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She has gained weight .... a ton of weight
She is not moving as well
Her serve has never been good
She is just a very very very good fighter
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She has gained weight .... a ton of weight
She is not moving as well
Her serve has never been good
She is just a very very very good fighter
Thanks, tenpal. Yikes, that doesn't sound good at all. I hope she can get into better shape and start winning some matches against top players... That way her ranking will improve and I can actually see her play . Good luck, Barbora!

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She has gained weight .... a ton of weight
She is not moving as well
Her serve has never been good
She is just a very very very good fighter
You mean regained weight. Even as longtime Junior #1, she Looked Like Teletubby!
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She has gained weight .... a ton of weight
She is not moving as well
Her serve has never been good
She is just a very very very good fighter
even with all her weight and no serve (debatable), she is still much better and achieved more than a great American hope... oopsss

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I think her enemy is herself. I saw her at the acura against Virginia Ruano Pascual. And She was crushing her, but all of the suddent Barbora started to scream at herself,and became a wreck. And she was losing it. Her coach and mom try to help just in time to win the match. Her nerves played a big factor. She is not fat.
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I think her enemy is herself. I saw her at the acura against Virginia Ruano Pascual. And She was crushing her, but all of the suddent Barbora started to scream at herself,and became a wreck. And she was losing it.
Oh no, Iroda Fan. Sounds like another case of Vera Zvonaritis to me . Seriously though, I hope Barbora gets ahold of her head because it seems that she has a lot of talent. If Zvonareva can overcome her severe mental lapses and tantrums to get as high as she has, I'm hopeful Barbora can do the same. Good luck, Barbora!

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when i say her play she had a pretty decent serve, better than most on the tour(probably in the same class as kuznetsova)

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Hmmm. tenpal101 said her serve wasn't too great, but it seems some others disagree. Maybe Iroda Fan is right and her problems holding serve this tournament were all about her mind. Thanks, Mr Molik!

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I think she has a decent game, Her serve is not that hard, but it's consistant. She gets really angry at every point and it's hard for her to let go and recover from it. Overall she has a good game.

Unfortunally i know nothing about Iroda. I love Elena D. now.
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