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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old Jul 14th, 2002, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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Will Casanova dethrone Hingis as Swiss best?

Not dismissing Martina Hingis whatsover, but I am wondering if Myriam Casonova, who won her first title over veteran Aranxta today, is poised to become the next Swiss number 1.

I have not seen her play yet but I understand she has the game that could challenge the top players.

Can anybody back this up? Congrats for her winning her first pro title.
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old Jul 14th, 2002, 04:19 PM
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Good job Myriam! I don't think she'll "dethrone" Hingis, not at all. Maybe sometime in a few years she'll be Swiss no. 1, but not while Marti is around.
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I saw her match against Henin at Wimbledon on tv. She 's quite a big girl (like Lindsay in her early years). She has very powerfull groundstrokes. Henin had a tough time against her, but she won thanks to her better movement. If Myriam can get a little bit more fit she can get really far...

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Karrientje summed her up

Myriam has really powerful shots on both sides, she's well built and will go along way. Clay is her favored surface by some way.

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She has some great strokes but needs to lose some weight but hey she's young.

I think she has a chance to do well but it will be hard for her to dethrone Hingis. The pattern is usually always followed when these things were said for others. Huber was supposed to take over from Graf, Mandlikova from Navratilova, Majoli from Seles ( when it was still Yugoslavia only ) but those never happened.
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She's a baseliner, very powerful shots. Her backhand is her best shot I think, technically it's perfect, almost the same motion as Hingis but with more power. She used to have a double handed forehand but she hits a onehander now. For the returns she often uses her 2nd hand though. Forehand is the shot that is most likely to let her down but it's a great shot when she's on. First serve is decent but second serve is very weak.
Casanova is a rather 'big' girl so her movement is not her best point even though I think she was moving pretty well today. She doesn't come to the net often, only when she has to or when she hit a good shot. Her volleys are ok and her smash is excellent (she didn't miss one today and Arantxa gave her a lot of lobs).

She's a bit of a combination of Kim and Jelena. Jelena because she hits very hard and goes for every shot (very small error-margin) and Kim because her drive volley is near perfect.
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If Myriam is like Lindsay in her early days, it does mean she had tremendous talent even if she does not look that fit so she can still do well.

But if Myriam is gonna be a big tennis star she will definitely have to get on the fitness bandwagon.
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Martina is the best but casanova also very good!

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Casanova upsets Sanchez-Vicario in final
July 14, 2002

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) _ Wild card Myriam Casanova claimed her first title Sunday, beating top-seeded Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 in the final of the French Community Championships.

The 17-year-old Casanova, ranked No. 119, overpowered the former world No. 1 with strong returns and powerful serves.

Sanchez-Vicario dominated early, but Casanova rallied for a 6-2 in the second set and seized control of the match from her visibly tired opponent.

``I was a bit tired ... Myriam certainly had the upper hand,'' Sanchez-Vicario said.

An emotional Casanova said she had dreamed of playing Sanchez-Vicario, adding that to play her and win was ``the greatest.''

Casanova, who reached the third round at Wimbledon last month, upset No. 6 Virginia Ruano-Pascual in the semifinals and seventh-seeded Martina Muller in the quarterfinals.
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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old Jul 14th, 2002, 06:21 PM
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If Hingis never returns, maybe.

Of course she'll still have to deal with Schnyder and Mikaelian.

You have to answer for Santino, Carlo.
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she cant, but she will be a big player

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I saw Myriam live at Wimbledon this year when she beat Babsi Schett and her game is pretty powerful. She is still young so has not yet got much depth to her game, but she is certainly one to watch. I don't see why everyone calls her 'heavy' cos she's not. She ain't nearly as big as Capriati or Serena Williams or Davenport for that matter. She'll never be Swiss No.1 though while Marti is still playing unless Marti is out for a long time with injuries.

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CASANOVA is definetly one to watch out for, but its early days at the moment.
I predict if she is not in the top 1o by the end of this year, she will be by the end of next year.
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martina and myriam train often together, and so far, myriam has apparently been able to win one set.
time will tell. she has lots of potential. maybe martina could stop playing in two years time and become myriam's coach?



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