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Have had a tough time in Australia so far, but I'm leaving for Melbourne today and hoping to turn things around in time for the Australian Open, one of my favourite places to play! Thanks for all your support
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Well i was gonna change it regardless, i wanna be anonymous.
Why, people bother you because of Petra (or you're just speaking in general)?
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" Have had a tough time in Australia so far, but I'm leaving for Melbourne today and hoping to turn things around in time for the Australian Open, one of my favourite places to play! Thanks for all your support "
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Nice message and a cool pic

I'm hearing lots of people on idnes.cz message boards are fed up with those terrible Petra, Lucie or Klara grimaces so good to see a quality pic for a change
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Why, people bother you because of Petra (or you're just speaking in general)?
Oh no i did it because i wanted to put this name anyways, i was inspired by my performance in the mtf pop con contest. And one poster nickname me Deestruction so i decided ill add it here as my username. So basically its just general.
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And she will turn things around, the pressure is off, and she'll play like there's no tomorrow, Go Petra
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Nice message and a cool pic

I'm hearing lots of people on idnes.cz message boards are fed up with those terrible Petra, Lucie or Klara grimaces so good to see a quality pic for a change
Grimaces are almost unavoidable when the female athlete is in action.Most intelligent folk realize that Petra is much,much lovelier than she seems while grimacing

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I have a question for you guys. On your personal sliding scale, is Petra failing as hard as Caro is lately? Because I'm seeing some similarities. Including a R1 loss one week and a R2 loss another week. And...boatloads of unforced errors. Like...a lot of them.

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I have a question for you guys. On your personal sliding scale, is Petra failing as hard as Caro is lately? Because I'm seeing some similarities. Including a R1 loss one week and a R2 loss another week. And...boatloads of unforced errors. Like...a lot of them.
NO, it's too early in a season and Petra always performs great at AO, besides who cares about MMs, I wanna see her win P5\PM\Slam not vulture points


btw, are you implying that both career results are tied? Caro had her best years when Petra got her breakthrough, Caro had dreadful season and Petra has one filled with injuries, Petra starts slow and Caro starts slow, so you trying to go there?
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I have a question for you guys. On your personal sliding scale, is Petra failing as hard as Caro is lately? Because I'm seeing some similarities. Including a R1 loss one week and a R2 loss another week. And...boatloads of unforced errors. Like...a lot of them.
No, I don't think so. Making ue's like she did during her match against Pome were characteristic of her matches prior to her breakthrough in 2011, so it still seems to be an element of her game and to be honest, because of the risky nature of her game (and I'm not saying she can't play safe shots or improvise to get back into the match), ue's will always be a part of her match, only this time, the winners are far too low (usually, it's the case that the winners:ue's are almost identical). I can't pinpoint exactly what the reason of that loss was, it could've been a mental walkabout, the elements, not feeling the ball well (off-day), or maybe she didn't think that it was worth it to come back into that match through improvisation (because that would take a lot of effort - through running - and with the heat) that she's already thinking about defending her SF or knowing that there's a more significant tournament waiting in Melbourne. It is still too early to say what's going to happen.
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I have a question for you guys. On your personal sliding scale, is Petra failing as hard as Caro is lately? Because I'm seeing some similarities. Including a R1 loss one week and a R2 loss another week. And...boatloads of unforced errors. Like...a lot of them.
It's hard to say yet. We'll see?

Petra was absolutely dreadful vs Domi. So that's scary and uncharacteristic of what she's been doing lately the past two years, to start the season.

She was just bad (i.e. up and down vs Pav's), and respectable against CSN.

If Petra keeps this up though (even if she does well in the majors), she could fall out of the top 10 or top 20, and I don't think that would be a good thing for her confidence.

If this is true: Unless she gets her year together, she may fall into a level of inconsistency below 2011 or 2012. And if that was to happen, it would be ugly.

Obviously, somethings not clicking and working to start the season (mentally, tennis and preparation wise). And hopefully (regarding your original question), Petra can get it back together and re-right the ship for the rest of the year, from a consistency, as well as a big game stand point.

She doesn't appear to be as focused and prepared, as she has the past few years to start the season. However, she wouldn't be in Caro's position (if she kept up the poor inconsistent play) for another 2-3 years. Now of course, the difference between the two is, Petra would still have a punchers chance (if she got hot) to win a major, while if Caro's playing poorly, she has none!!

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NO, it's too early in a season and Petra always performs great at AO, besides who cares about MMs, I wanna see her win P5\PM\Slam not vulture points


btw, are you implying that both career results are tied? Caro had her best years when Petra got her breakthrough, Caro had dreadful season and Petra has one filled with injuries, Petra starts slow and Caro starts slow, so you trying to go there?
You see,Shifty,even though Net has probably been corrupted somewhat by growing up in the U.S.,she's still a half-Latina angelita and she posted that to make ME feel better since both of my faves are battling right now.Being that Caroline has struggled so badly at Slams lately,it was sweet of Net to compare her to two-time(or maybe 1 1/2)Slam champ Petra

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Petra was absolutely dreadful vs Domi. So that's scary and uncharacteristic of what she's been doing lately the past two years, to start the season.

She was just bad (i.e. up and down vs Pav's), and respectable against CSN.
With unusual extreme heat in Sydney lately, i'm even happy that Petra lost to Domi, despite what i'm thinking about performance or what transpired in this match, if she would've continued to play there she would be drained out energy at AO, even Aga already complained about wear due to noon matches under this conditions and she's more durable than Petra for sure, on the contrary our girl prepares with extreme focus(i hope) in chilly Melbourne saving her energy.


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You see,Shifty,even though Net has probably been corrupted somewhat by growing up in the U.S.,she's still a half-Latina angelita and she posted that to make ME feel better since both of my faves are battling right now.Being that Caroline has struggled so badly at Slams lately,it was sweet of Net to compare her to two-time(or maybe 1 1/2)Slam champ Petra

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Not really sure what the Gif represents(nor can I tell if that's a drag queen or a woman with a large head).Is that supposed to be the leader of Petra's Harlem Fan club??

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