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Martina's second half of the year

What do you guys think attributes to Martina's less than stellar form since Wimbledon? I was thinking about this, because I went back and watched some of Martina's match from the Aussie Open earlier this year. She played with so much confidence, and I think early on in her comeback she surprised even herself. I think maybe she was shocked at how well she was playing and became a little overconfident to the extent that players who months earlier she was beating easily (i.e. Sugiyama), she EXPECTED to win rather than actually implementing her game (i.e. she was instead overhitting, going for too much). At least I can honestly say she's improved her serve a great deal since the beginning of the year. But she needs that extra, confident spark back. Incidentally, the same spark my other fave, Dementieva, needs to rekindle also. Oh well, I hope they both can do some damage at the YEC.
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Re: Martina's second half of the year

We discussed a lot about it already, many threads have been created recently Her game has let her down quite a bit since her loss to Sugiyama, in Montreal, Kolkata and Zurich she played very well but apart from that it has been very ordinary... I also think she could have chosen a better schedule, especially during the indoors season! Let's hope things will get better in Madrid
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Re: Martina's second half of the year

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What do you guys think attributes to Martina's less than stellar form since Wimbledon? I was thinking about this, because I went back and watched some of Martina's match from the Aussie Open earlier this year. She played with so much confidence, and I think early on in her comeback she surprised even herself. I think maybe she was shocked at how well she was playing and became a little overconfident to the extent that players who months earlier she was beating easily (i.e. Sugiyama), she EXPECTED to win rather than actually implementing her game (i.e. she was instead overhitting, going for too much). At least I can honestly say she's improved her serve a great deal since the beginning of the year. But she needs that extra, confident spark back. Incidentally, the same spark my other fave, Dementieva, needs to rekindle also. Oh well, I hope they both can do some damage at the YEC.
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Gabriela Sabatini 2006 HOF
18 Grand Slam SFs, Won 27 titles, 1 GS Sin, 1 GS in Dubs,2 Masters
Sabatini vs Martinez ?
Seasons in the top ten: Sabatini 10 Conchita 9
Straight Seasons in the top ten: Sabatini 10 Conchita 6
Seasons in the top 5: Sabatini 6 Conchita 5
Straight seasons in the top 5: Sabatini 6 Conchita 4
Tier II and above titles
Sabatini 24 Martinez 17
Record at the Masters
Sabatini has 2 titles 2 Runner up and 3 SF
Martinez has 0 titles, 0 RU, and 0 Sf
Record against the best players
Sabatini 40% Martinez 21%
Head to Head
Sabatini leads 9-6 over Martinez
FWTT Hard 111(111 + ny)Carpet 104(104 + ny)Clay 107(107 + 4) Grass 100(100 ny)
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