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Question Will Jen Regroup now?

I think last year [re after Roland Garros], Jen went away mentally. I think she believed she would repeat the French the same way she did the Aussie. After that loss, I think the pressure of being *the* player to beat the Williams got to her.

Now that's she's lost 6 of her last 9 matches, and has no Slam in the last 52 weeks, will she regroup?

I think we can see a new Jennifer. Remember early 2001? She was the HUNTER not the HUNTED. I think it made a huge difference in her game.

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post #2 of 58 (permalink) Old Feb 11th, 2003, 08:13 AM
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Hopefully yes. I wonder how her eye surgery recovery is going. As someone who's had major problems with their eyes too, I can totally relate and hope she comes back strong. With a better serve too!
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I think we all read too much into Jennifer's loss. I'm a big Jenny fan, and I believe it was the lack of match practice that caused her loss.

She was playing awesome for a set and a half at the Aussie and then lost the plot.

Yeah I think her eyes were a problem, but NOT the main cause for her loss, she just seemed mentally and physically not there.

If anything, I think she was playing great aggressive tennis against Weingartner. And the way she was smacking those forehands....whoa!!!

Venus also lost in the 1st rd RG 01, and look how well she rebounded. One 1st round loss isn't something to write an obituary about!

She will regroup.

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when is her next tourney?
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when is her next tourney?
She will play Dubai next week.
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I hope so. I think the drop in ranking will help, it takes the pressure off. I'm sure she is aware of what she has to do to get back up in the rankings, now is the time to make the decision.

It's a long season, you never know what can happen. I think this topic will be answered after IW and Miami.
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Now that's she's lost 6 of her last 9 matches, and has no Slam in the last 52 weeks, will she regroup?
Uh Jen has no tournament victory of any kind in the last 52 weeks. Jen is playing well but she has never won lots of tournies over her career.

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I have a hard time picturing her in the Dubai Final, because I don't think she can beat Venus, Monica, or Justine right now, and she will have to beat at least one them just to get there.

You have to answer for Santino, Carlo.
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As long as her lil eyesies are better, she should regroup

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I think she can make the finals - a match with Monica would be very close and she beat Justine the last time they played. and Venus, well Venus is another story!

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My question is this:

Didn't Jen have the eye surgery before the WTA Championships? If so, didn't she make it too the semis and nearly beat Rena?
So I don't understand why the eyes were a problem during the Weirngarter match. I saw the match and I thought that Jen just played really sloppy at the end of the second, and worser in the third set. She started out fine, in control and everything. But I was shocked when she started losing control of the match giving Marlene the win.

Anyways, I feel that first round loses in a slam happen to the top players from time to time. It doesn't mean too much IMO. If a top player loses in the first round they have just had a bad day IMO. Now, how they rebound is a whole other story.

I think Jen will rebound well, and continue to challenge the top players in qtrs and semis. I think with the emergence of different players it's gonna be tough for her to do what she did in 2000. However, I still think it's possible for her to win a slam. It all depends on how the rest of the field pans out though. Who knows? Many never thought that she would ever win a slam, so I say their still is a chance for her.
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i thinkjc waited until after the usopen to have eye surgery. this was the timing i think
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post #15 of 58 (permalink) Old Feb 11th, 2003, 06:12 PM
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Not that the eye surgery is the subject in this thread, but Jen had the surgery right *after* the WTA Champs. And yes, she played Collins Cup a few weeks later and won there, but she was unable to practice after the surgery, so two or three weeks after the surgery, physically she was fine enough to play at Collins, but was just unable to train hard due to the surgery. My guess is that not playing much for 3 weeks makes one a bit rusty, if it affected her training for the months AFTER that, then by the time the AUS Open came, Jen hadn't practiced for a month and a half

im not going to sit and make excuses. I dont know the whole story. But I think the eye surgery could be a valid excuse because it affected her training schedule
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