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Donna holds saving 2 BPs She's still alive, she needs to break now.

3-6 2-4*
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Re: Donna Vekic - Volume 2

2 BPs wasted in a row and Zakopalova holds 3-6 2-5.
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Donna holds saving MP with a great winner She needs Zakopalova to choke now.

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Donna You have 2 BPs to be back on serve

Still winless as she lost to Zakopalova 3-6 3-6.
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Such a disappointing performance from Donna

Low first serve percentage, too many wild FH's, bad movement and unreliable BH. I am really concerned for Donna, her last win on WTA tour was in September (6 months ago)

Really don't know what is happening with her

Six months without a win, it is time for big changes !!!
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Such a disappointing performance from Donna

Low first serve percentage, too many wild FH's, bad movement and unreliable BH. I am really concerned for Donna, her last win on WTA tour was in September (6 months ago)

Really don't know what is happening with her

Six months without a win, it is time for big changes !!!
Things will get better when she turns 18 in June.
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Re: Donna Vekic - Volume 2

From KleinBiere:

2nd Serve Points Won
2012: 54%
2013: 51%
2014: 37%
Today: 24%

Her second serve effectiveness went from being elite (top of the WTA, albeit in limited action) to abysmal.

(Second serve points won above 50% is extremely good in WTA.)
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Such a disappointing performance from Donna

Low first serve percentage, too many wild FH's, bad movement and unreliable BH. I am really concerned for Donna, her last win on WTA tour was in September (6 months ago)

Really don't know what is happening with her

Six months without a win, it is time for big changes !!!
+1 What to add any more?? I understand this is long term process but still...her slump is since Birmingham, it is about 9 months now and it is really long period of time!

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Things will get better when she turns 18 in June.
Could you elaborate on this? I doubt just lifting the age restrictions will do the trick here. It's a much bigger issue IMO.

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From KleinBiere:

2nd Serve Points Won
2012: 54%
2013: 51%
2014: 37%
Today: 24%

Her second serve effectiveness went from being elite (top of the WTA, albeit in limited action) to abysmal.

(Second serve points won above 50% is extremely good in WTA.)
This is true, but her opponents during the 2012 and even 2013 season weren't exactly the caliber of Lisicki and the likes. I agree that her 2nd serve is a real target for most of her opponents these days, but what I actually wonder is, why isn't she trying to come forward more often? I find it that her forward movement is not bad and with her serving/returning skills, she should be creating a lot more opportunities to approach the net. I understand the fact that she is not comfortable doing that, but in matches like the one today she really doesn't have that much to lose and could at least give it a shot. Most of her in-court points ended well for her today, and even if she doesn't like the net, it should be her target much more than it is right now. Sticking this much to baseline is obviously not doing anything for her, and I hope they start working along these lines (so to speak) in the near future.
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Oh my God Donna... leas games against the ball slapper than in Shenzhen...

Gutted for Donna

Maybe she'll get lucky and get a local WC scrub in her next MM.

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Wozniacki has magnificent shotmaking if you ask me, but it's not the power kind of one. She has to rely on all court tactics to make effective her sweet topspin mix, while still able to hit pretty decent winners when she feels them, especially with the backhand. Despite not making many winners, she's still an agressive baseliner, and she doesn't only win matches by waiting the opponent's mistake, though she can do that at times also.
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Re: Donna Vekic - Volume 2

Sad to say, but I don't think Donna is good enough for this level at the moment. She needs to drop down to ITFs, find her rhythm again, gain some confidence and work back up to WTA level. Her movement today was shocking, she looks really off the pace. I hope her team makes some changes soon, before she gets stuck in a real rut.
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The cofidence has got to be subpar as well. All these loses in R1 are probably affecting her on court too. I still believe in Donna but agree with chicharito. Maybe it won't hurt to drop down to a few ITFs.

Is she playing qualies in IW and/or Miami?

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Wozniacki has magnificent shotmaking if you ask me, but it's not the power kind of one. She has to rely on all court tactics to make effective her sweet topspin mix, while still able to hit pretty decent winners when she feels them, especially with the backhand. Despite not making many winners, she's still an agressive baseliner, and she doesn't only win matches by waiting the opponent's mistake, though she can do that at times also.
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Re: Donna Vekic - Volume 2

[QUOTE=ma re;39284194]Could you elaborate on this? I doubt just lifting the age restrictions will do the trick here. It's a much bigger issue IMO.


Not the age restrictions, but the urgency of competing as an adult.
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The cofidence has got to be subpar as well. All these loses in R1 are probably affecting her on court too. I still believe in Donna but agree with chicharito. Maybe it won't hurt to drop down to a few ITFs.

Is she playing qualies in IW and/or Miami?

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