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post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old Jun 15th, 2003, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
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Since her comeback in 1995/96... has Monica ever been fully fit physically?

I've been following monica since 99... but has monica ever been at her physical peak since her comeback onto the tour in 1995/96??

She's had a few good runs and some good wins.. but she doesn't seem to perform at the grandslams as well as I would expect her to...

lets hope she gets well... and makes a comeback in the summer hardcourt season!
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post #2 of 50 (permalink) Old Jun 15th, 2003, 07:06 PM
 
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Physical peak as in as fit as she was before 1993 ?

No but shock, horror - people put on weight as they get older.

Fit as in to compete ?

Yes.
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I don't think so, although she was looking really good at the French Open 1998, her dad had just died and she was working hard with Gavin Hopper I think.

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of course people gain weight when they get older..
i seriously could do with some weight myself..!
i mean fit as in just healthy and compete at the top level..
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i thought she looked awesome for most of 96.... OOO!!! and summer of 2001 she looked awesome. those (sad but true) are the only times that come to mind when i think "top physical form." she has only been bad physically at one point, and i cant really nail it down. it's the era of that picture where shes in a white dress arguing a call and she looks to be in miserable physical shape.
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Physical peak as in as fit as she was before 1993 ?

No but shock, horror - people put on weight as they get older.

Fit as in to compete ?

Yes.

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the "worst" monica looked was in spring 98 when her father was dying. I remember a paper making fun of it. a shame

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IMO, Monica was worst in 1997 Wimbledon.

Monica's best shape was in the summer hardcourt season of 2001.

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She was the best in Summer Harcourt season of 2001, Roland Garros 1998, and Australian Open 2002.

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post #10 of 50 (permalink) Old Jun 16th, 2003, 06:23 AM
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No.

She was getting there in 2001, but for whatever reason she's not had the drive to get in shape after her comeback. If she had regained her fitness Monica would have added a lot more slams to her resume IMO.
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im the only one who thought she looked good early 96?? check the aussie pictures that numerous sites have. r & j's... seles's
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yeh monica has always been a little chubby, especially after the stabbing.. i like and admire this girl so much, with all her courage, and i wished she would've won the french final in 1998...or at least win another one now....
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Monica was not ever 'chubby' before the stabbing. Her peak was at the Oz open in '93.

She was not in brilliant shape in '96.

I agree her worst time was in '97 but this was understandable - she never even practised whilst her father was deteriorating. Very sad, especially since, as some people have said, the press made fun of her for it.

One thing worth remembering though is that aside from her weight (although the two are linked obviously) there has also been lots of longer term different injuries that have afflicted Monica. Off the top of my head:

shoulder injury, twisted ankle, chronic foot problems (the most serious imo), etc.

The weight issues have most likely attributed to some of the injuries but the fact that some issues have prevented her from training fully will affect the weight - chicken and egg scenario.
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summer hard court 2001, but too abd that she play too much and end up running out of gas

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Smack on the mark Scorch. She's had a run of bad luck too with injuries and her father.

The mystery to me is why she's so against surgery of any kind. At least twice she's refused to have it when it seemed a good option, and she more or less indicted that if it takes a long time to recover this time she's calling it quits.
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