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Why is Stosur suddenly so negative on court?

She used to be one of the positive players, fighters... This week it was like a new Stosur. Ok, she wasn't playing well, but I have seen her playing worse and she was a lot more positive and overall professional. What changed? Is she suddenly under a lot of pressure to prove something? Was she expecting her opponents to gift her matches after they see a RG finalist next to Stosur name? What gives?

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post-traumatic stress related to the loss against schiavone?
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Cause off clay there is no escaping her shanks?

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She was positive in every match except the RG Final, and since then she just hasn't been the same
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If you had lost to schiavone after beating henin, serena jankovic you would be negative too
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It could also be she forgot to leave the clay-court game back in Paris. Samantha obviously knows how to play grass-court tennis, but she should know she needs to switch gears. No offense at all to Makarova but really, Stosur should have been in the final.
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I think she is just frustrated esp as her expectations are high now.

But her game is not really suited to grass IMO - she takes too big a swing on her forehand and therefore is more prone to mishits and also hitting it late. Her serve is also not as effective as on clay but it is still a decent weapon. I just think grass may very well be her worst surface.

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It could also be she forgot to leave the clay-court game back in Paris. Samantha obviously knows how to play grass-court tennis, but she should know she needs to switch gears. No offense at all to Makarova but really, Stosur should have been in the final.
Which of her past results would indicate that she obviously knows how to play grass-court tennis?

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I think she is just frustrated esp as her expectations are high now.

But her game is not really suited to grass IMO - she takes too big a swing on her forehand and therefore is more prone to mishits and also hitting it late. Her serve is also not as effective as on clay but it is still a decent weapon. I just think grass may very well be her worst surface.
What? Her forehand swing isn't big at all. It's the bounce and speed of the court that leads to these mishits, she uses so much wrist in her takeback and he preparation is so late that she gets rushed so much on this surface. But I agree with the rest.
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Which of her past results would indicate that she obviously knows how to play grass-court tennis?
Her two consecutive Ladies Doubles finals, and a Mixed Doubles win at Wimbledon?
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Maybe she wants to commit suicide because she lost to Schiavone and she knew that she might never have another chance to win a GS again



OH what am I kidding??? Roland Garros = anyone can win
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OH what who am I kidding??? Roland Garros = anyone can win
All Grand Slams = anyone can win.

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All Grand Slams = anyone can win.
Are you telling me I can win Wimbledon one day?
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Her two consecutive Ladies Doubles finals, and a Mixed Doubles win at Wimbledon?
I meant in singles. Venus/Serena have won RG twice. Jeca has a mixed doubles win at Wimbledon.

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Are you telling me I can win Wimbledon one day?
All you need is faith, and Richard Williams.

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