Originally Posted by bkm08
I think it's more in Daniela's hands than Patty's. Patty is very talented lefty who has alot of variety.
So? I geuss Patty's very inconsistent and erratic
game doesn't feature because she is talented and alot of variety??
Give me break.
Where did I say she fully relies on her serve??, I don’t think that at all, but I defiantly believe Her serve is her greatest asset and when it is not producing, then Patty doesn’t produce the goods. It’s universally acknowledged that when she is serving well it heavily compliments her game, that’s why she was successful at Zurich, Charleston, Australian Open 04.
Yes her serve is good, but U think she relies on that all the time. Does she? Correct me if I'm wrong. She has a terrific ground game as well.
Particulary on Hard extremely very fast courts such as Athens, When you get to become a fan of Patty you will realise that their are distinctivly two games that she brings, and they seem to always compliment the other.
The Patty we know and Love has a terrific ground game, a variety of shot selection, and it is always
complimented by a powerful Left Kick Serve.
The Patty that we have seen over the last month has came into the US Hardcourts with poor results, loosing to players like Harkleroad, Kostanic and Gagliardi on Grass, not Players she should be loosing to, so lets not debate that these are "good" players in distinction to them playing Patty,
She only had partially her game and her serve wasn't the greatest it has been ie: AO 4th, QF. She defeated herself, even though the Scoreline of Gagliardi vs Schnyder was competitive, it wasn't.
But I think this match is going to be more decided by how Daniela plays than Patty.
Lets get it straight .....
Daniela + Athens Surface = Promising.
Patty + Athens Surface = Not Promising.
Patty's most erratic surface are fast courts, especially Grass, look at her results at Wimbledon, her best Grass Preformance was this year at Eastbourne, SF loss to Sharapova, maybe showing a little adjustment that she can play on Grass.
Remember she was going to cancel playing Wimbledon to prepare to Athens, she stated specificially that she didn't enjoy Fast Surfaces and they wern't her preferred, Now since this controversy regarding the Athen Surface, they seem to be alot Faster than Wimbledon
..Something Patty probably wouldn't of expected like the Clay courters who protested about the pace of the surface.
Maybe if this was a clay court I would agree with u, but on this fast serface with Dani loves.
I would agree on all terms, not Just Clay
, Patty is Erratic, Inconsistent, Unpredictable, Unreliable even on her preferred surface, her flurry of first round exits before RG 2003 to opponents ranked in their 60's and 70's just proves that she is more inconcistent then Cher's Plastic Surgery, thats only one example, many many many more, Infact ask any one and they will agree that her Tennis carrer since 1999 has been a career of inconsistencies,
Thats why she has to prove something out there, It's in her hands
Dainelas proven that shes geared up and raring to go, the smothering of Claudine Schaul and recent preformances indicates she is in top gear, she loves this surface, which you ironically say, suggests that she is comfortable on the surface and surroundings and considering her preformances, Patty will have to produce something to be able to defeat Daniela, Thats why pressure is on Patty
Daniela doesn't need 2 increase or fine tune her game to Defeat Patty (and this is a Patty Fan Speaking) Play like she did against Claudine Schaul and shes into the next round, hence It's up to Patty to move up the rung or two, increase to the next gear level to be within a chance, hence bringing that serve, which..if successful on the Pacey, fast courts should provide Probelms for Daniela considering that it will swing away from Daniela
Don't get me wrong Patty can play on hard courts but I feal if Dani is playing her best tennis she will control play with her terrific grond strokes & ability to put balls away at the net.
Hence thats why the game in Patty's hands, you have explained that Daniela is playing well and that...
she will control play with her terrific groundstrokes....
So hence Patty got to "bring her game" in order to win.
my opinion id that if Dani keeps her unforced erors down, stays positive, really hits her shots(with conviction), she will be the winner. COMMON DANI!!!!!!!!!
Exactly why the outcome of the game is on how Patty Plays. If Patty can bring her game with her and her serve which I believe is extremely important on a surface she doesn't enjoy much the she is within a chance, Danielas Beatable, though you never know with Patty, Bring her "U.S Hardcourt" game and she can pack her bags back to the Matterhorn.