Re: December Showdown & 2013 Summer Events
Nice work from Hadzic and Kier, go the underdogs, booyah! Rumor has it Hon will likely be offered spot in AIS next year? But Cabrera deserves it. Would not write Sanders off just yet, though has not had a good year compared to 2011. For Hadzic I'd work on more variety ie come to net, works mostly off deep baseline, and rally patterms. More experienced players can handle that, eg use angles to cut off and shorten the points. For Kier I'd work on diet, losing weight and gaining fitness (a la Dellacqua), otherwise good potential there. For Sanders I'd hone and develop the lefty ability into more of a weapon, put on modified program and physio to heal properly, and most of all get her away from Pratt who's messed up the games of Woolcock and Bains severly. Pratt could be a consultant for input, has achieved in her time as a player and knows the value of fitness, but is not a good coach or administrator for the game and completely lacking that skill set. But there's not many other choices. Stoltenburg or Stringer? Other prospects- Baric and Rhurig. Like them coz they can hit, and that is how its played on Tour. Though lacking refinement which they'd need proper academy drill training and funding for. I would have said Tredoux also as another hitter though have not seen her play for a while and not sure what happened this year compared to 2011. Up and down though appears did well in Qld ATL. Would love to hear other opinions.