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Unhappy Groenefeld Needs To Step Back And Change Her Approach To Tennis

losing a winnable match against Tati in Stanford
losing 1R to Vesnina in San Diego
on the bright side, she can look forward to next week because she is scheduled to play every week for the rest of the year

but seriously she needs to cut down on the doubles and work on her singles game and cut down her schedule
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She needs to change coaches, too.

"If you practice for ten years, you may begin to please yourself, after 20 years you may become a performer and please the audience, after 30 years you may please even your guru, but you must practice for many more years before you finally become a true artist—then you may please even God." --Ali Akbar Khan, 1922-2009
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Her game is no strategy, hit hard - dont think.
If she is on it is hard to stop her but when she is off she is looking pathetic with her technique.

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She is a solid tennis player but it's not easy to cope with german media because they want some good follower of Steffi Graf and Anke Huber and have feeling that they saw it in the name of Lena Groenefeld...
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on the bright side, she can look forward to next week because she is scheduled to play every week for the rest of the year

does the German media have anything to say about ALG's kamikaze scheduling?
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its pretty simple ALG has the game to do big things but her tactics are all wrong, well actually she has none

im a big fan but she seriously needs to change something-maybe a new coach. she needs to stop going for so much on every single shot, she has so much power there isnt a need to just constantly pound the ball.

she reminds me of how safina used to be-dinara has kinda gone too much the other way now

ALGs current "gameplan" will probably result in some very good results (1/4 final of RG) and lots of bad ones (her recent 1st round losses)
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she's so unpredictable, as Dementieva
what Piotrek said sounds hard but I guess it's right

all these unnecessary defeats suck
well, better luck next week darling
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If you can, watch the WTT match with ALG vs. Venus. It perfectly sums up why she is so up an down, spectacular winners or spectacular errors.
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She needs to set priorities. And these can't be doubles.
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post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old Aug 1st, 2006, 09:19 PM
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Big Problems from Groenefeld :

- Serve
- Return
- Forehand

Her serve is very bad at the moment !!! She mad 10 Double Faults and her second serve is very bad too. In the secon set she made only 8 points (27%) by the return !!! And in Standford was her Forehand very bad !!!

After Roland Garrod she played normaly tennis in Eastbourne but then she had 3 Matchpoints against Sveta and lost the match !!! I think the loose is a reason , why she is playing so bad tennis at the moment !!!
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Her loss against Vesnina was expected for me

Rest in Peace Bally!
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And since Roland Garros , Anna - Lena is very agressive on the court !!! Is saw her match against Tatiana and she hit the racket on the court , before Roland Garrod she never do it !!!
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And since Roland Garros , Anna - Lena is very agressive on the court !!! Is saw her match against Tatiana and she hit the racket on the court , before Roland Garrod she never do it !!!

Anna Lena threw her racket many times before.


Anna Lena is young, she has to learn and improve her tactical behavior on the court.

Maybe she'll do it and use her talent or she'll become one of the German Players, who are only known as former rising stars...
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Groenefeld strikes me as someone who's going to have big wins and big losses throughout her career. She may be one of those players that manages a "career year" to earn a spot in the top 10, but I don't find her overly talented or to have anything that would indicate she's destined to be a perennial top 10 or 15 player.
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@ M.A.T.

Sie war nie so agressiv wie jetzt und ich hab sie oft gesehen (auch Live) und ich hab sie vorher noch nie den Schläger auf den Boden schlagen gesehen !!!
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