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Pushers Wells, Pushers Revenge

Three of the 4 semi-finalist will be pushers, at varying degree.

What is about Indian Wells that has propelled a category of players, usually flushed out in mid rounds in other tournaments, to rise to the top at the last stage of the tournament?
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Yeah Indian Wells "sucks"

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Three of the 4 semi-finalist will be pushers, at varying degree.

What is about Indian Wells that has propelled a category of players, usually flushed out in mid rounds in other tournaments, to rise to the top at the last stage of the tournament?
My guess would be your premise is flawed. All three of the players already in the semis of this tournament are top ten players. So, by definition, they do NOT represent "a category of players, usually flushed out in mid rounds in other tournaments". They represent a category of player often found in the later rounds of other tournaments. Otherwise they wouldn't have the rankings they have.

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My guess would be your premise is flawed. All three of the players already in the semis of this tournament are top ten players. So, by definition, they do NOT represent "a category of players, usually flushed out in mid rounds in other tournaments". They represent a category of player often found in the later rounds of other tournaments. Otherwise they wouldn't have the rankings they have.
You are wrong. You are assuming as a group they have done this consistently in the same tournament.
One or maybe 2 of them may have reached semi in different tournaments, rarely 3 out of the 4-semi fainlists.
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There's only one pusher left in the draw.

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Jankovic and Wozniacki were in the last 2 USO finals.
If they're playing well, they are both threats on this surface.
One of them was 2008 #1, and the other is #2 any week now

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There's only one pusher left in the draw.
Wozniacki and Radwanska.
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There's only one pusher left in the draw.
Two pushers and one girl who can hit the ball hard but would rather run around and push the ball while falling on the court and complaining about everything when she is losing.

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There's only one pusher left in the draw.
3 pushers
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Three of the 4 semi-finalist will be pushers, at varying degree.

What is about Indian Wells that has propelled a category of players, usually flushed out in mid rounds in other tournaments, to rise to the top at the last stage of the tournament?


Well, I don't know about 3 of them, but certainly Caro', imho. JJ pushes sometimes but, also can aggressively counter punch. Radwanska has real variety and guile and is quite capable of taking the ball early, using her opponents pace and counter punching.

The only one who's game I find comprehensively boring in there is Caro. JJ to a lesser extent.

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the surface is very slow indeed. favouring pushers.

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Poor Sara. What could have been!

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JJ and Aga aren't "pushers" Anyway, that term is so ignorant

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When will you learn that "pushers" never make it past the club level, let alone #1 on the WTA computer? Will it be too late?
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JJ and Aga aren't "pushers" Anyway, that term is so ignorant
I like it when it it used correctly. Sadly, it's just thrown all over the place on this forum. Any girl who doesn't routinely dictate play is labeled a "pusher" and that is so unfortunate.

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