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No, she played at that same aggressive level (in comparison to the Serena match) throughout this event, particularly against Halep.
Halep has like no fucking pace and doesn't have the ability to consistently pressure Stephens. Each time I've seen Stephens play against anyone who can crack the ball, she's conceded far too much ground.

She's not comfortable being close to the baseline against bigger hitters.
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It's easy for a lot of people to play freely against Serena.

As I have said before, aggressive instincts and the way a player applies their skills to a match cannot be altered majorly. Either you feel comfortable going for it or you don't.

Stephens is content to rely on her movement and footspeed when things get too competitive, and that's telling.
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It's easy for a lot of people to play freely against Serena.

As I have said before, aggressive instincts and the way a player applies their skills to a match cannot be altered majorly. Either you feel comfortable going for it or you don't.
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Everybody seems to love her but I think she is kinda cocky

and I couldn't stand her pushing thoughout this match
It's just the Americans going nuts about the only one player of theirs that will be good after WS' retirement
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No, she played at that same aggressive level (in comparison to the Serena match) throughout this event, particularly against Halep.


That's because Halep is a worthless pusher with no weapons, she is pretty much forced to be agressive against someone like her.

I don't know what to tell you if you don't think Sloane is a naturally defensive player, clearly you don't know anything about your own girl.

I'm sure she'll be more comfortable at being aggressive in the future but to say she isn't naturally defensive is just plain wrong.
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Re: [WTA SAVED!] AO R4: Stephens d. Jovanovski 61 36 75

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Halep has like no fucking pace and doesn't have the ability to consistently pressure Stephens. Each time I've seen Stephens play against anyone who can crack the ball, she's conceded far too much ground.

She's not comfortable being close to the baseline against bigger hitters.
Well, does it seem wise to play aggressive, which is the game of all bigger hitters, against big hitters?
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Her Post-match interview>>>> lmaooo too funny! I think Serena telling her to grunt more, is trying to tell her to be aggressive.

Again Sloane's only weakness creeped out on her, her focus/mentality. Someone needs to remind this girl she has fire power. She started to play defense & become shelter when Bojo started screaming louder and louder (seriously Vika & Masha grunt>>>>Bojo). She needs to learn not let the other player distract her and stay FOCUS.

I'm happy Sloane is on the map now! She started to get haters like Smitten & Jarkfish, and once you have haters you're doing something right! Good for you Sloane, welcome to the big leagues
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Halep has like no fucking pace and doesn't have the ability to consistently pressure Stephens. Each time I've seen Stephens play against anyone who can crack the ball, she's conceded far too much ground.

She's not comfortable being close to the baseline against bigger hitters.
You just acknowledged that she played the same way against Serena but made an excuse for why she did so.

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I expected Sloane to win but not with this score. Oh Bojanovski, what a wasted chance.

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Sloane already causing result thread drama just like the queens of the tour.
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Yeah sure, fewer aces, more DFs, lower 1st serve in percentage, lower 1st serve won percentage, lower 2nd serve won percentage, fewer winners, more UEs. Yeah I still don't understand how she lost the match.
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Thank God someone shut Jovanovski up!
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Re: [WTA SAVED!] AO R4: Stephens d. Jovanovski 61 36 75

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Honestly, considering the frequency of Bojana's laughably atrocious errors in the first set, I'm not surprised that Sloane started pushing more. I mean, wouldn't you all do the same? Why hit a lower percentage shot when there seems to be a 50% chance that your opponent's next shot will fly out of the stadium?

She needs to work on being able to switch between her aggressive and defensive games. Both are strong, but obviously today she needed to get back into aggressive mode once Bojana started finding the court. If she can find the right balance, she will make many many more slam QFs.
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