BUDAPEST 2R: Karin Knapp (ITA) def. Karolina Sprem (CRO) 4-6 6-2 6-4 - TennisForum.com
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BUDAPEST 2R: Karin Knapp (ITA) def. Karolina Sprem (CRO) 4-6 6-2 6-4

Disgraceful match but at least she won!

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Re: Karin Knapp (ITA) def. Karolina Sprem (CRO) 4-6 6-2 6-4

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Re: Karin Knapp (ITA) def. Karolina Sprem (CRO) 4-6 6-2 6-4

Congrats Karin.

Karolina. WTF was that last game? All 4 shots into the net.

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Karin good win!!

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Re: BUDAPEST 2R: Karin Knapp (ITA) def. Karolina Sprem (CRO) 4-6 6-2 6-4

Fair to say Karolina practically gave it away with 8 UE's in the last 2 games

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Re: BUDAPEST 2R: Karin Knapp (ITA) def. Karolina Sprem (CRO) 4-6 6-2 6-4

Dismal match from Sprem. Just boatloads of errors at the biggest moments, netting return after return. Not promising at all. Just really, really bad. Of course there were flashes of brilliance here and there, but she's too retarded with her shot selection to make up for those errors. And her serve is crap now, too.

Congrats to Knapp (even though she was far from impressive herself)
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Re: BUDAPEST 2R: Karin Knapp (ITA) def. Karolina Sprem (CRO) 4-6 6-2 6-4

there are no words to describe how ridiculous bad this match was

congrats Karin
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Re: BUDAPEST 2R: Karin Knapp (ITA) def. Karolina Sprem (CRO) 4-6 6-2 6-4

after 2 final in 25k events in a row 2nd time in a QF Wta for her....i'm just too happy
now Kremer....please beat her!!!!
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Congrats Karin!

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Re: BUDAPEST 2R: Karin Knapp (ITA) def. Karolina Sprem (CRO) 4-6 6-2 6-4

Good luck against Kremer for Karin.

But this was total crap. Sprem
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Re: BUDAPEST 2R: Karin Knapp (ITA) def. Karolina Sprem (CRO) 4-6 6-2 6-4

worst match ever
she played worse than she did in miami vs. savchuk, i didn't think that was possible

ugh, why do they all suck????????
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Re: BUDAPEST 2R: Karin Knapp (ITA) def. Karolina Sprem (CRO) 4-6 6-2 6-4

The thing with Karolina is I suspect she will go to the lockerroom and tell herself if she didn't make so many errors she would have won. And perhaps against Knapp the way Knapp was playing she might have but the way Karolina is playing right now will not produce many decent wins at all even if she does cut out alot of the errors. She really does need to completely revamp her game. Trying to blast every ball even when you are out of position just doesn't win matches.

It is a good thing that Karolina can hit the ball hard. Sometimes that can be very useful. But she needs to hit with a variety of paces and angles and to maneuver her opponent around until she has a clear opening. Then and only then can she rip it. Ofcourse that would take some patience and thinking and discipline and it looks for all the world like she really can't be bothered with any of those things.

She is not moving well either. Someone like Venus Williams who plays a somewhat similar game can get away with it because Venus is much much faster than Karolina is at the moment. Venus is also able to string 5 or 6 shots together in a rally quite often. Sprem seems a nice girl and she is certainly attractive and she obviously has proven she has some ability but I have to say that what I saw there was as ugly as tennis can get.


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Re: BUDAPEST 2R: Karin Knapp (ITA) def. Karolina Sprem (CRO) 4-6 6-2 6-4

Awful result for Sprem!
There is something wrong with her training methods methinks! She's obviously playing agressive tennis, going for winners all the time, hitting as hard as she can. That should be enough to beat players like Knapp even without plan B.
She should realy work on her consistency so that the ratio of winners to UEs improves, also if she's trying to hit winners all the time, she needs one shot she can always rely on!
I could write hundreds of pages about what she should do, I see so much promise in her game and so far it's for nothing!
She always loses to players she should beat so I think it's better for Sprem when she has tougher draw!
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