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How is it a bad loss and a flop?

It was a close match. Nara is 23rd in the race and the average ranking of the opponents she lost to on Tour level this year is 10.33. It was a close match and she lost. Nothing more or less. There were 30-40 players in that draw that would have been easier 1st round opponents than Nara. And saying Beck has a lot to learn is just stating the obvious.
It was a bad loss. Annika lost in straight sets to Nara. She didn`t even win a set. And Annika also choked a 3-0 away in 2nd set, from 3-0 -> 4-6. That is bad. I have seen Nara play and she is NOT a talented player to me, it was a totally winnable match for Annika. Nara is only a solid player, she moves well, that`s all. She`s nothing special. Annika is clearly the better player to me and she should have won and reached R2 vs Sharapova.

When you lose in R1 the tournament is definitely a flop. And Annika lost in straight sets too, she didn`t even win a set. And her opponent was only Nara, not a talented player like Safarova or Kanepi or a champion like Serena or Sharapova. And I don`t give a fuck what position Nara in YEC Race is, that means absolutely nothing and says absolutely nothing about her as a tennis player, how talented she is, how much potential she has.

Annika has improved, but not as much as some people here think. Her serve still sucks

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It was a bad loss. Annika lost in straight sets to Nara. She didn`t even win a set. And Annika also choked a 3-0 away in 2nd set, from 3-0 -> 4-6. That is bad. I have seen Nara play and she is NOT a talented player to me, it was a totally winnable match for Annika. Nara is only a solid player, she moves well, that`s all. She`s nothing special. Annika is clearly the better player to me and she should have won and reached R2 vs Sharapova.

When you lose in R1 the tournament is definitely a flop. And Annika lost in straight sets too, she didn`t even win a set. And her opponent was only Nara, not a talented player like Safarova or Kanepi or a champion like Serena or Sharapova. And I don`t give a fuck what position Nara in YEC Race is, that means absolutely nothing and says absolutely nothing about her as a tennis player, how talented she is, how much potential she has.

Annika has improved, but not as much as some people her think. Her serve still sucks
If Nara is nothing special, then neither is Annika.

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If Nara is nothing special, then neither is Annika.
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wäre gut wenn sie mal mehr machen würde bei twitter man hört immer null von ihr wenn nich turnier is gerade

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Annika's Ranking Overview

Week 17 - 07.04.2014

Ranking:
44 (►0)

Race:
37 (▼5)


52 Week Ranking & Race 2014:



Breakdown:
Code:
Tournament         Points     Date          Mandatory?
Katowice            130       15.04.2013
French Open         100       10.06.2013    Yes
Nürnberg             70       17.10.2013
Wimbledon           100       08.07.2013    Yes
Budapest             70       15.07.2013
Bad Gastein          70       22.07.2013
US Open               5       09.09.2013    Yes
Beijing               5       07.10.2013    Yes
Luxembourg          200       21.10.2013
Barnstaple           50       04.11.2013
Shenzhen            110       06.01.2014
Australian Open      70       27.01.2014    Yes
Doha                105       17.02.2014
Dubai                80       24.02.2014
Indian Wells         65       17.03.2014    Yes
Miami                10       31.03.2014    Yes


Total              1240 (+0)

Best uncountable:
Poitiers             36       28.10.2013
Ranking Goals:
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Goal                   ~+Points        Due Date
#32 Seed French Open    350            19.05.2014
#32 Seed Wimbledon      450            16.06.2014
#32 Seed US Open        700            18.08.2014
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Well done to Annika, she is a defending semifinalist here and obviously likes the conditions and the court.

Mona was very poor, and Annika struggled to close the match, but I can see that Annika moves particularly well on this surface- she slides on it nicely.

edit: although Annika slides well on this indoor hardcourt (it's probably smoother than most outdoor hardcourts) I forgot that last year this was indoor clay. So I can't tell whether Annika likes the court surface yet- she probably feels comfortable in the overall atmosphere of the place though.

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Well done, Annika!

Her first serve speed in the first set was quite good, given her normal standards. But then she started to become cautious on her first serve again in the second set. In order to become competitive against the bigger babes she needs to continually keep her first serve speed up.

But overall Annika has improved a lot. She will do way better than many people expect.

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Well, Annika watched Koukalova's match from the player's box this afternoon. Have to say not many girls in Katowice do that thus far so I guess Annika means serious business

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