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Re: Petra bageled Mona Barthel, won in 55 minutes

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Exactly.

Best perforance from Petra on grass so far, she was returning and serving well and Mona was helping her as much as she could until the last game, in which she hit a few laser return winners.

However, Petra needs to improve a lot of things including her variety of shots and amount of successful net approaches, but so far so good. Keep it up, girl!
Barthel was just overmatched and suffocated!

Maybe you can say that about Petra's first match (variety of shots, net approaches), etc, a bit lacking. However, Petra used her slices through out the match (including defensive ones). She put a lot of work on the ball (including hitting at angles, more topspin), when she was on the run and defensively. Petra hit some exquisite drop shots. She was 10/11 on her net approaches. She hit hard ground strokes and winners off both wings. And she moved the ball around the service box quite well with work on the ball.

What match were you watching/What else did you require!?

Remember, this was only her second match (You would like to think, Petra gets better and more confident the deeper she goes at Wimby), and the entire match lasted only 55 min. The last game soaked up 10 minutes of that game time (aka Barthel's last stand/Bagel Nosh). So, you were only going to see but so much. However, what Kvitova showed was excellent and well rounded...Not much to knock in this match.

Hope she continues this, gets better, and keep the calmness and confidence.
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Re: Petra bageled Mona Barthel, won in 55 minutes

I think Barthel was a good preparation for Venus due to Barthel's pace. Kvitova's timing was good in this match which is a good sign heading into the Venus match.
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Anyone else thinks Petra has smaller breasts now?
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Anyone else thinks Petra has smaller breasts now?
Just a different sports bra.

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Re: Petra bageled Mona Barthel, won in 55 minutes

Well done, Kvitty, what a win.

One of the best matches in 2014 - very good performance, almost flewless. She served really well and strokes very solid and steady. Also, I really like how she returned in this match, some of Mona's services were pretty tricky. The only bad thing in this match was her net-play, but I'm sure it will come to her naturally with more matches. But, to be frank, Mona really helped her to win with some silly and weird errors, but I didn't and couldn't decrease the fact how good Petra was playing.

Ah, yes, her injury seemed fine to me, which is good.

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Omg unexpected performance, especially all those defensive and wide shots she hit. Im glad she is feeling confident. She needs Wimbledon to save her season.
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Anyone else thinks Petra has smaller breasts now?
Head over here, they're even claiming she's had a breast reduction surgery
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Omg unexpected performance, especially all those defensive and wide shots she hit. Im glad she is feeling confident. She needs Wimbledon to save her season.
without a doubt
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Barthel was just overmatched and suffocated!

Maybe you can say that about Petra's first match (variety of shots, net approaches), etc, a bit lacking. However, Petra used her slices through out the match (including defensive ones). She put a lot of work on the ball (including hitting at angles, more topspin), when she was on the run and defensively. Petra hit some exquisite drop shots. She was 10/11 on her net approaches. She hit hard ground strokes and winners off both wings. And she moved the ball around the service box quite well with work on the ball.

What match were you watching/What else did you require!?

Remember, this was only her second match (You would like to think, Petra gets better and more confident the deeper she goes at Wimby), and the entire match lasted only 55 min. The last game soaked up 10 minutes of that game time (aka Barthel's last stand/Bagel Nosh). So, you were only going to see but so much. However, what Kvitova showed was excellent and well rounded...Not much to knock in this match.

Hope she continues this, gets better, and keep the calmness and confidence.
I know how she played, you doesnt have tell me anything.
It was good performance and one of the best pefformances from her this season overall, but I'm just repeating my self. She played very well defensively, nothing to criticise there (there were only like 2 situations in which she should have used a sliced BH, but she wanted to stay aggressive so never mind).
Now, the thing that I have listed will be important to work on in the next round(s)! And yes she was using sliced BH, angles, spins etc. but my point was to use the slice BH to break the rhythm or to get to the net! And yes she was ten or eleven times on the net and her percetages are great, but I want to see her come to the net more in her future matches, not only when she is dealing with the short balls. She should even serve and wolley more (go to watch what Fed or Lopez are doing, espe cially Lopez uses his slice serve to the Ad court the then comes to the net, that's just a good example because he's also left-handed and good on grass.

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Re: R3 Blockbuster : Petra versus Venus

Petra vs Vee will play regardless of weather gotta say i secretly root for rain, so we can get Vee vs Petra on indoor grass

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Petra vs Vee will play regardless of weather gotta say i secretly root for rain, so we can get Vee vs Petra on indoor grass
Poor tennis balls.

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Petra vs Vee will play regardless of weather gotta say i secretly root for rain, so we can get Vee vs Petra on indoor grass
Pleaaase!


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They are dead anyway.

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Re: R3 Blockbuster : Petra versus Venus

Come on Petra, you can do it!

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