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Is Monica playing too much?

I mean she is getting creamed by Martina at the moment, I think she play so much better at the start of the year when she is fresh, I strongly felt that she is playing too much, what do you think?
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I don't know but tonight she looked like she is doing something wrong!
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She looked mentally exhausted to me. I think she needs a break. It seems like she's played almost every week this year! And, from the looks of it, her commitments for the near future are almost the same. Monica, what are you doing?
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yes I think she should rest

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In the third set, Martina hit a shot to Monica's right, into the corner. Martina was in the middle of the court, on the baseline. Monica was in the middle of the court, on the baseline. Monica didn't even get a racket on it.

Monica showed up visibly overweight against the one player who's better than anyone else at exploiting physical deficiencies in her opponent. Once fatigue set in, Martina was even serving harder than Monica.

I don't think she can win RG at her current weight. I'll be VERY happy to be wrong, but I can't see her conditioning holding for two weeks of running around on clay.
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I noticed that shot, too, Volcana. Very surprising that she didn't even try for it...
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where was the monica from the Aussie Open? Huh? Where was she!!!! Did she go walkabout?
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I don't think it is any of those things. Monica just does not play well on the run. Martina's greatest asset is the ability to change the direction of a tennis ball. This has Monica reaching with her feet not set. Plus Monica must not hit the ball as hard as Venus, Serena, Capriati, and Lindsay. Martina had little trouble with her power. In addition Venus, Serena, and Capriati make some of their best shots on the run. I personally was disappointed on the amount of pressure Monica put on Martina's serve, the weakest part of her game. Martina just has the game to defeat Monica 80 percent of the time or higher.

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Monica had everything going for her tonight, fresh off a break, While Martina Played last week. Monica's matches were staggered better, with 2 one day breaks, where Martina has played 5 mathces since saturday. I cannot believe Monica could get so out of condition compared to Australia, less then 2 months ago, I think excuses are being made in that respect. I think all in all Martina is a better player then she was last year, no where as good as she can be, but certainly a more dangerous prospect for Every player on the tour.
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It's obvious to me that Monica still had not recovered from her match with Arantxa. From the moment she set foot on court she seemed out of sorts.

She still needs more work on her conditioning.

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As her biological clock ticks over it does become increasinly hard to keep up with whats goinn around.

I agree she is playing too much tennis and i wouldnt mind her taking a break before the french. Her age is more vunerable and fragile to accidents. so i would like monica to tone it down just a little,
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It is surprising that Monica could look more out of shape in such a short period of time, but it sure appeared that way to me. And in addition to being out of shape physically, she just looked mentally out of it.

And, yes, Martina played great.

You'd think that with all that tennis Monica's been playing, her fitness should remain pretty high...

Hmmmm.....
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A biological clock ticking over at 28? God help us all then!

She ain't menopausal! You make it sound as if she's walking around with a cane or something
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As her biological clock ticks over it does become increasinly hard to keep up with whats goinn around.
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Monica is a favorite player of mine but I now believe that she is not going to win another slam. I use to feel she had one left but she needs to work on a few things.

#1. Monica had Hingis on the defensive alot of times in the rally .. BUT Monica REFUSES to take balls out of the air. She has NO NET GAME. I think it is time for Seles to start getting to the net. She gave Hingis way too many chances to hit another ball.


#2. Monica has got to get in the best possible shape of her life. This is the reason why I no longer feel she will win another slam. She either has to committ to a strict fitness regimen or continue to lose in Semifinals.

So in short when or IF Seles does these two things she will win another slam and be a strong force with the top players. She has great shots and will continue to beat the top players but not enough to win another slam.

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