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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old Aug 26th, 2007, 05:59 AM Thread Starter
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Can someone explain Santangelo to me?

I watched her whole semi (with Sania, vs. Peschke and Stubbs/Crankypants), and I was rooting for her all the way! However, I really don't understand her game. Her serve was very inconsistent, her groundstrokes are way too flat and whenever she goes for them they seem to go several feet long, and she missed every volley that wasn't right to her. She also was pretty negative and doesn't seem very mobile. Was she having an off day? She's so accomplished as a doubles player, and she's won a singles title, so there's obviously something there, but I just don't see it. What are her strengths? Anyone?
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Re: Can someone explain Santangelo to me?

Nope, you describe her game exactly right. So......um.........yeah now we wait for someone to explain how she's so accomplished.....
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haha guess so
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Re: Can someone explain Santangelo to me?

When she gets her first serve in it can be a weapon, her groundstrokes are very good when they go in as well.
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Re: Can someone explain Santangelo to me?

but they don't!
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Re: Can someone explain Santangelo to me?

her forehand is the most akward shot i've herever seen, backhand is pretty strange too... Her serve is probably considered a weapon and her forehand is so strange that it may surprise the opponent, it also goes very close the lines and very flat, so it's just if it's her "day" she wins with the better players and on an average day she somehow wins with the lesser players....

Hahahaha is that an explanation??
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Re: Can someone explain Santangelo to me?

She hits it very very flat, and when she can get them in consistently she's dangerous. Also she can hit wacky angles...kinda like what Myskina used to do with her shots....that's all I can think of.

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And she looks like Tea Leoni

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Re: Can someone explain Santangelo to me?

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And she looks like Tea Leoni
That's what i've been trying to think up I knew she something was familiar about her, but i couldn't grasp it. Thanks for saying that







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Re: Can someone explain Santangelo to me?

Mara is having a lots of problems with her foot and maybe this can't help her confidence
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i have no idea how she wins! having seen her play several times i wished i hadnt!

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Re: Can someone explain Santangelo to me?

she's got bad feet so that + height explains why she isnt a good mover.

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You're welcome Jeff The first time i saw her play i noticed the resemblance!

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Re: Can someone explain Santangelo to me?

She's dangerous on grass with that flat ground stroke. She's can be a factor on carpet too. Her forehand resembles Steffi's. I can't believe she grew up playing on claycourt because nowhere in her game can you see top spin.
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