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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old Dec 17th, 2005, 08:32 AM Thread Starter
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Amy Frazier Groundies

I've seen a couple of her matches, but most recently I watched Amy v.s. Myskina at the US OPEN 2005. It was funny because at times you could not see Myskina. When Amy is on, she's a very difficult opponent. I believe she will have an exciting 2006.
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Yes, Amy has awesome groundies when she is playing well. She is very good at hitting the lines. Top 10 in 2006 at least.

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i think you are going well overboard she will never be a top 10 player
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That was mean, funny.
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i think you are going well overboard she will never be a top 10 player
Maybe she could have been in the past (she was 13 if my memory is correct), but really, she's getting old, she can manage to get back in the top 50 which would be already a great achievement for her, she has had a great carreer, but most of it is behind her...

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Ok, it was a joke. But I accually feel that if she plays a full calender next year, she can make top 20 again!

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she played a full calendar.. but mainly on itf after she dropped her rank after wimbley this year ^^
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She has great groundies when she's on. They've helped her gain wins over Hingis, Seles, Sabatini, Sanchez Vicario, Graf, Novotna, Martinez, Navratilova , Pierce, Myskina, Mary Joe Fernandez amongst many other great/very good players..

Amy's problem has always been the serve and mobility but as she only has ever played for enjoyment I don't think she was ever going to bust a gut to improve them totally, though obviously she will have worked on those aspects to some degree.
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She could have an exciting year.
Here's this women whose game hasn't really changed since she switched it up after the juniors. She hits the ball relatively flat, doesn't move great, really has no net game, inconsistent serve, and plays for fun.
Over six years after the fact of Amy being the last person to beat Graf on tour, she has yet to change but the game has changed.
A lot of these players coming up play similar to her. She's been around so long that two generations of gamestyles have passed.
While Conchita talks about being an endangered species in the women's tennis game, Amy has all these girls around her in the rankings who have good consistent nonvaring groundstrokes but pretty weak net games.
Amy has the experience over them. If she can keep it together she could sneak into the top 30. Without really being able to finish things off at net consistently that's all she can really hope for.

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She could have an exciting year.
Here's this women whose game hasn't really changed since she switched it up after the juniors. She hits the ball relatively flat, doesn't move great, really has no net game, inconsistent serve, and plays for fun.
Over six years after the fact of Amy being the last person to beat Graf on tour, she has yet to change but the game has changed.
A lot of these players coming up play similar to her. She's been around so long that two generations of gamestyles have passed.
While Conchita talks about being an endangered species in the women's tennis game, Amy has all these girls around her in the rankings who have good consistent nonvaring groundstrokes but pretty weak net games.
Amy has the experience over them. If she can keep it together she could sneak into the top 30. Without really being able to finish things off at net consistently that's all she can really hope for.
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Top 5 for sure.

Mary Pierce made a late career surge, so can Amy.


Go Amy

Maybe the Amy Slam is also an option for 2006
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I am just Amy is playing next year. She really poured it on at the end of 2005, but I really hope to see her do so more damage like she did in 2004 when she had her best season showing in her career.

But you know even though Amy says she only plays for fun, sometimes when she loses I can tell she wished she had done better to win the match.
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i love watching her play, especially when she's challenging a top gun.
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she played a full calendar.. but mainly on itf after she dropped her rank after wimbley this year ^^
NO...her ranking was high enough to get into ALL of the main draws of the asian tourneys and ALL of the qualies of euro tournaments during the fall.
It was HER CHOICE to stay in the US and play ITFs because she hates to travel long distances if she doesn't have to.
Seemed to have worked out perfectly as AMY won a Tier 3 Tournament the final during the final week of the 2006 season..
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Top 5 for sure.

Mary Pierce made a late career surge, so can Amy.


Go Amy

Maybe the Amy Slam is also an option for 2006
Yeah! Better yet.. a CANADIAN SLAM won by all female canadian players!
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