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Disappointed to hear she faded quickly after pushing a third set. I'll watch the match later hopefully.

She's still in the mixed doubles with Hutchins (1st priority TBD tomorrow but more likely cancelled due to weather), then her next singles event is the Baku Slam.

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post #1922 of 2815 (permalink) Old Jun 26th, 2014, 11:03 PM
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I was more disappointed in the third set really.

She had the momentum, but very quickly let it go.
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She defended great, as well as one of the best defenders in the world, Kerber.

She did not get enough first serves in to get a win against Kerber.

Hev2.0 is a great improvement, and a real contender to go very deep in a Slam one day. On World Number 9, Kerber's core game, H matched or excelled her.

But she's still the Beta version, in that she does not yet have the correct instincts of when to go for broke on the new attacking shots. Angie didn't win this match; Heather lost it, on unforced errors, often when she was in a dominant position on the court, and tried for a winner that was just a bit better than necesary, and missed.

In the first phase of Hev2.0 development, she has clearly developed enough ring-sense of when to deploy the new attacking shots to overpower players ranked 30-200. But she's very ring-rusty still against the top 30.

Now that she's back to a ranking that entitles her to regularly play them regularly, I confidently hope that she will soon develop a better feel for how much LESS she needs do to remain odds-on favourite to win a point against e.g. world number 9 Kerber.

WRT temperament, she kinda anti-choked. When the pressure was really on, at break point down, set down, 4-4 in the second set, she was unbeatable. She must have been close to some record or other for break points saved.

Then, relax, set 3, and lose easily several less-pressure games on the bounce.

Finally, it was a great match. My thanks to both girls.
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Re: Heather's Cheering Thread

The way she just took her foot off the gas after her epic battle to take set two was disappointing.

Kerber will have been feeling quite negative, being suddenly 1 set all, feeling as if it could have been hers, and Hev had the advantage of serving first, so had she just held serve that first game, the scoreboard pressure would have been constantly on Kerber, and the crowd would have been enthused. And Kerber can get very grumpy in those situations.

I think as soon as she lost that first game of the set, and didn't break straight back, it felt like it was over.

However. She pushed Kerber to three sets, which was actually better than I expected. Hopefully a bit of a learning experience. And her ranking continues to creep upwards.
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the first game of final set was crucial...really gutted with this loss especially since she came back in that second set and had that momentum...
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Not a great start in the mixed with Ross...
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Better now: 1-6, 6-1...
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Lost it 9-7 in the third.
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Re: Heather's Cheering Thread

whats heathers summer schedule????
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Baku , Washington and probably qualifying in Toronto and/or Cincinnati


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thank you i hope she can push for the top 40 soon
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Re: Heather's Cheering Thread

Baku draw is out!

Mladenovic in round one, who just played Istanbul SFs this week. Should be tricky as Hev hasn't played since Wimbledon.

Vekic possibly in round two. Not an easy draw at all. Also it's great seeing Hev seeded for WTA tournaments again.

Top half
1 Cirstea vs WC Jabeur
Cadantu vs Voegele
Qualifier vs WC Gaydarzhi
Peer vs 6 Meusburger
3 Rybarikova vs Qualifier
U.Radwanska vs Van Uytvanck
Piter vs Kr. Pliskova
Mayr-Achleitner vs 5 Jovanovski

Bottom half
7 Watson vs Mladenovic
Qualifier vs Vekic
Glushko vs Qualifier
Schiavone vs 4 Nara
8 Cepelova vs WC Jafarova
Parmentier vs Dulgheru
Qualifier vs Soler Espinosa
Qualifier vs 2 Svitolina

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That draw couldn't be tougher for a seed than Mladenovic-Vekic-Nara-Svitolina as a route to the final, at this level. I still fancy Watson is the best player on that bottom half on form though.
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Probably the most difficult draw of all the seeds. I still fancy her chances though. Her first match is on Tuesday. Good luck, Hev

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