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I think it's time that Justine had a talking to with...

Carlos Rodriguez.
This is getting a bit ridiculous now.
In 2006, he underestimated Maria's game assuming that she would be an easier player to beat than Lindsay Davenport at the Australian Open.
It became one of the factors as to why Justine didn't have enough to even finish the final with Mauresmo.
Now he does it again with his idea of keeping the ball to the middle of the court and not going for angles.
If opening up the court has gotten Justine to 32 match wins, why would you all of a sudden ask her to change her gameplan.
I really just don't get it.
By the time she decides to go with her previous gameplan, she's fucked.

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Re: I think it's time that Justine had a talking to with...

I agree. This kind of gameplan has worked wonders against Serena, though.
For Sharapova, you've gotta get her on the run, which is something that's becoming more and more difficult and less and less fruitfull given Sharapova's improved mobility.
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I agree. What the hell was she doing trying to hit the ball with Maria from the baseline?

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Re: I think it's time that Justine had a talking to with...

This is USOpen 2006 all over again.

Justine was playing extremely passive tennis.
And the time when Justine was winning on Maria's serve was when she was being super aggressive, not just playing ping pong.

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Re: I think it's time that Justine had a talking to with...

It is just her being clueless, not Carlos.
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Re: I think it's time that Justine had a talking to with...

This is a role reversal... instead of Justine coming to the net, it was Sharapova doing so.

Oh well, Maria did that perfectly... credit to her

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This is USOpen 2006 all over again.

Justine was playing extremely passive tennis.
And the time when Justine was winning on Maria's serve was when she was being super aggressive, not just playing ping pong.
Way different from US Open. Maria just bageled Justine. Everything people pick on with Maria went away. She moved beautifully. She volleyed beautifully. She hit drop shots and slices and short angles and lobs. She was unbelievable. Even when Justine was playing well for the last half of the first set, Maria found a way to win.

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Re: I think it's time that Justine had a talking to with...

justine needs to improve her serve, more spin and definatly a higher 1st serve percentage.
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Face it - Shrap is the new Queen of the WTA. I concede defeat.

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Way different from US Open. Maria just bageled Justine. Everything people pick on with Maria went away. She moved beautifully. She volleyed beautifully. She hit drop shots and slices and short angles and lobs. She was unbelievable. Even when Justine was playing well for the last half of the first set, Maria found a way to win.
The only time Maria moved was when Justine made her move. Other than that, which is 80% of the other time, she was just standing in the middle.

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Re: I think it's time that Justine had a talking to with...

"overpowered" my ass. She was "overpowered" because she didn't have enough bite on her groundstrokes and she was putting the ball right in the middle. Justine just wasn't on form.

The only thing that is really surprising is the score. But seeing her form in Sydney and in the first week, it isn't really surprising that she's going to lose against a consistent hard hitter.
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Justine was playing poorly all tournament-she was lucky to get a good draw but at the same time going from Hsieh to Sharapova isnt exactly easy
Henin wasnt playing well enough to execute any gameplan-she should have just retired saying she felt sick or something
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Re: I think it's time that Justine had a talking to with...

Henin played CRAP. Putting the ball in the middle and was also tentative at the net. Sharapova was helpless at volleying, whoever said she volleyed well must be blind.

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How would we know whether it was actually Carlos's plan?

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Justine was playing poorly all tournament-she was lucky to get a good draw but at the same time going from Hsieh to Sharapova isnt exactly easy
Henin wasnt playing well enough to execute any gameplan-she should have just retired saying she felt sick or something
Wow for once I won't disagree. =)

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