View Full Version : Molik vs. Vavrinec

Dec 30th, 2001, 05:18 AM
Hmmm so today Hopman Cup action got under way with Molik and Vavrinec. And well it wasn't the highest quality of tennis as both playerd played kinda up and down throughout the whole match.

Both have really powder puff second serves and the worst part was neither player really capitalized on them.

Molik, has a pretty good first serve when its on, and her volleys are excellent but her groundstrokes are still iffy. She uses a lot of the topspin one handed backhand like Amelie which gets her in trouble especially when she has to it on the run. She should stab/slice more. Her forehand was much more of a weapon, setting up nice approach shots and good crosscourt shots. Though she's still really weak off of the baseline. Her groundstrokes "pop" up alot and well she's still very weak from the back.

Molik says she wants to be top 30 this year. I think it will be tough for her since she really doesn't have the game in the backcourt to compete with the other girls. If she consistently served and volleyed she might get there. She's very natural at the net, but has a really stinky topspin lob shot, Vavrinec got them all back.

This was the first time that I saw Vavrinec play. And well she played streakily. She has a lovely backhand, very nice. Forehand is okay. Doesn't have to much pace and well I don't see her reaching top 50 unless she really steps her game. She said she liked coming up to the net, though she really didn't come up to the net and when she did her volleys weren't too good. Very much a player that could do well under some intense training! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

Dec 30th, 2001, 10:16 PM
TennisAce - Alicia's game plan was to play a lot of topspin to Vavrinec as Miroslava loves pace! She hits the ball very flat and quite hard.

I have seen both players play in real life. I was quite impressed last year with Vavrinec last year, but when I saw her she was playing against Sidot who hits hard and flat.

I was anticipating after last years Aus Open that Vavrinec would move up close to the top 50 as she did impress me. She had reached 76 by the US Open by has had tendon problems which she's been hampered by and caused her sudden drop of 40 places in the rankings. I'm hoping she is over these and will be able to climb back inside the top 70 this year.

Molik's groundies are more effective than you think. She does get great depth with shots and can hit a hard flat forehand. I agree that her backhand on the run is her weakness.

She did serve pretty well yesterday, 8 aces, only 2 doubles.

Molik is still an underachiever. She has the game to be top 20. I think this year should see her break into the top 30. She doesn't have really any points to defend until April

Dec 31st, 2001, 08:42 AM
ditto ausboy.....left me nothing to say , except GO ALICIA <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

Dec 31st, 2001, 08:53 AM
Don't get me wrong I like Molik! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> I think most of my critique is based on their probably first match jitters.

Razzano today was OMG, so up and down. And that toss today! I thought she could have upset Monica today before the match but then her serve just went PLOP!

Sep 20th, 2004, 12:29 AM
who won?

Sep 20th, 2004, 12:46 AM
Poor Vavrinec :sad: it's sad that she had to retire. She's Rogers girlfriend if you didn't know :p

Sep 20th, 2004, 03:16 AM
has she ever officially retired?

Sep 20th, 2004, 03:22 AM
Whats with the old threads?

Sep 20th, 2004, 03:27 AM
Whoooooo Alicia rules!!! ^_^

Sep 20th, 2004, 07:17 PM
who won?
WHO WON? :wavey:

Sep 20th, 2004, 11:37 PM
omg again :o

Sep 21st, 2004, 10:48 AM
WHO WON? :wavey:
Molik 6-3, 6-4 (pretty sure :) )