Re: Next great US hope Beatrice Capra loses to Petra Rampre in Florida 25K
1. Trice was never heralded as our next big hope. Certainly a good prospect, but never as hyped as Oudin, McHale, Vandeweghe, or Stephens.
2. Her poor form lately is due in part to her trying to improve her game. She generally was a mostly defensive player and counterpunched (if you look at her USO draw, she played Sprem, then Rezai... two of the biggest UE machines on tour). She has said in a couple interviews said she is trying to add more offense to her game before heading to college. She wants to eventually be on tour and knows she has to add some more aggression if she's going to be successful. A transition like that will take time.
3. She's already committed to Duke and will attend there for at least two years.
Serena Williams ~ Maria Sharapova ~ Venus Williams ~ Jelena Dokic ~ Melanie Oudin ~ Christina McHale
Vandeweghe ~ Mattek-Sands ~ King ~ Hampton ~ Riske ~ Glatch ~ Brengle ~ Rogers ~ Stephens ~ Boserup ~ Davis ~ Keys ~ Lepchenko ~ Falconi ~ Chirico ~ Crawford ~ Gibbs ~ Pegula ~ Min ~ Townsend ~ Duval ~ Vickery ~ Bellis ~ Ahn