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BONES08
Dec 17th, 2005, 08:32 AM
I've seen a couple of her matches, but most recently I watched Amy v.s. Myskina at the US OPEN 2005. It was funny because at times you could not see Myskina. When Amy is on, she's a very difficult opponent. I believe she will have an exciting 2006.

Mana
Dec 17th, 2005, 08:43 AM
Yes, Amy has awesome groundies when she is playing well. She is very good at hitting the lines. Top 10 in 2006 at least.

KimC&MariaSNo1's
Dec 17th, 2005, 08:57 AM
i think you are going well overboard she will never be a top 10 player

BONES08
Dec 17th, 2005, 08:58 AM
That was mean, funny.

^bibi^
Dec 17th, 2005, 09:00 AM
i think you are going well overboard she will never be a top 10 player

Maybe she could have been in the past (she was 13 if my memory is correct), but really, she's getting old, she can manage to get back in the top 50 which would be already a great achievement for her, she has had a great carreer, but most of it is behind her...

Mana
Dec 17th, 2005, 09:32 AM
Ok, it was a joke. But I accually feel that if she plays a full calender next year, she can make top 20 again!

Illumination
Dec 17th, 2005, 10:00 AM
she played a full calendar.. but mainly on itf after she dropped her rank after wimbley this year ^^

MLF
Dec 17th, 2005, 10:02 AM
She has great groundies when she's on. They've helped her gain wins over Hingis, Seles, Sabatini, Sanchez Vicario, Graf, Novotna, Martinez, Navratilova ;) , Pierce, Myskina, Mary Joe Fernandez amongst many other great/very good players..

Amy's problem has always been the serve and mobility but as she only has ever played for enjoyment I don't think she was ever going to bust a gut to improve them totally, though obviously she will have worked on those aspects to some degree.

Wannabeknowitall
Dec 17th, 2005, 10:28 AM
She could have an exciting year.
Here's this women whose game hasn't really changed since she switched it up after the juniors. She hits the ball relatively flat, doesn't move great, really has no net game, inconsistent serve, and plays for fun.
Over six years after the fact of Amy being the last person to beat Graf on tour, she has yet to change but the game has changed.
A lot of these players coming up play similar to her. She's been around so long that two generations of gamestyles have passed.
While Conchita talks about being an endangered species in the women's tennis game, Amy has all these girls around her in the rankings who have good consistent nonvaring groundstrokes but pretty weak net games.
Amy has the experience over them. If she can keep it together she could sneak into the top 30. Without really being able to finish things off at net consistently that's all she can really hope for.

CrossCourt~Rally
Dec 17th, 2005, 10:59 AM
She could have an exciting year.
Here's this women whose game hasn't really changed since she switched it up after the juniors. She hits the ball relatively flat, doesn't move great, really has no net game, inconsistent serve, and plays for fun.
Over six years after the fact of Amy being the last person to beat Graf on tour, she has yet to change but the game has changed.
A lot of these players coming up play similar to her. She's been around so long that two generations of gamestyles have passed.
While Conchita talks about being an endangered species in the women's tennis game, Amy has all these girls around her in the rankings who have good consistent nonvaring groundstrokes but pretty weak net games.
Amy has the experience over them. If she can keep it together she could sneak into the top 30. Without really being able to finish things off at net consistently that's all she can really hope for.

:worship:

CanadianBoy21
Dec 17th, 2005, 11:11 AM
Top 5 for sure.

Mary Pierce made a late career surge, so can Amy.


Go Amy

Maybe the Amy Slam is also an option for 2006 :worship:

Jakeev
Dec 18th, 2005, 02:51 AM
I am just Amy is playing next year. She really poured it on at the end of 2005, but I really hope to see her do so more damage like she did in 2004 when she had her best season showing in her career.

But you know even though Amy says she only plays for fun, sometimes when she loses I can tell she wished she had done better to win the match.

faboozadoo15
Dec 18th, 2005, 06:18 AM
i love watching her play, especially when she's challenging a top gun.

CrossCourt~Rally
Dec 18th, 2005, 06:25 AM
she played a full calendar.. but mainly on itf after she dropped her rank after wimbley this year ^^

NO...her ranking was high enough to get into ALL of the main draws of the asian tourneys and ALL of the qualies of euro tournaments during the fall.
It was HER CHOICE to stay in the US and play ITFs because she hates to travel long distances if she doesn't have to.
Seemed to have worked out perfectly as AMY won a Tier 3 Tournament the final during the final week of the 2006 season.. :D :wavey:

CrossCourt~Rally
Dec 18th, 2005, 06:27 AM
Top 5 for sure.

Mary Pierce made a late career surge, so can Amy.


Go Amy

Maybe the Amy Slam is also an option for 2006 :worship:

Yeah! Better yet.. a CANADIAN SLAM won by all female canadian players! :D :wavey:

CrossCourt~Rally
Dec 18th, 2005, 06:29 AM
That was mean, funny.

The only person that could stop Amy would be Leanne Baker...hopefully they will be on opposite sides of the draw if Amy ever plays in a 10K at age 90 :lol: :eek: ;)

goldenlox
Dec 18th, 2005, 04:22 PM
She has great groundies when she's on. They've helped her gain wins over Hingis, Seles, Sabatini, Sanchez Vicario, Graf, Novotna, Martinez, Navratilova ;) , Pierce, Myskina, Mary Joe Fernandez amongst many other great/very good players..

Amy's problem has always been the serve and mobility but as she only has ever played for enjoyment I don't think she was ever going to bust a gut to improve them totally, though obviously she will have worked on those aspects to some degree.I agree. Amy has solid groundstrokes when she's on, but her movement is an issue.

Derek.
Dec 18th, 2005, 04:26 PM
Oh my. :o

careyscott
Dec 20th, 2005, 02:06 AM
Amy won her 9th Mixed Doubles Midwest Open last week in Michigan. This was her 5th consecutive title with Steve Herdoiza her co-coach and their 6th overall.

I think top 20 is probably out of reach at this point. Maybe top 30 with top 40 in easy reach. Hopefully, as in 2004, she will get a chance to play a lot of matches. I think her game has improved since her near retirement in 1998. While her serve is still a weakness her form on it is a lot better - better extension and she moves further into the court. She also comes forward much more than pre 1998. She isn't a terrible volleyer but she doesnt't have soft hands. She isn't a great athlete - something she has always been candid about. Her gifts are tenacity, pragmatism and good eye hand coordination. I hope for another title and maybe a mixed doubles slam with Travis.

Amy Frazier is the class of the WTA field. She gets a little shout out in the ESPN summary of the year in women's tennis - check it out.

switz
Dec 20th, 2005, 02:12 AM
Amy is one of the weirdest players out there IMO because you watch her play one day and you think "how has this girl never been a real contender with these piercingly flat deep groundstrokes - then you watch her a month later and you think "how this tennis mum an accompished pro with all these unforced errors, lack of movement, and THAT VISOR" :lol:

careyscott
Dec 20th, 2005, 03:11 AM
Amy is one of the weirdest players out there IMO because you watch her play one day and you think "how has this girl never been a real contender with these piercingly flat deep groundstrokes - then you watch her a month later and you think "how this tennis mum an accompished pro with all these unforced errors, lack of movement, and THAT VISOR" :lol:

The visor is genius. I got one and I love it - I think the spectacle of it gets me a few free points every set - sadly I am not as pale as Amy no matter how much sunscreen I wear.

She is completely unique which is why, I assume, she has so many loyal fans. Carling Bassett occasionally does commentary at the Canadian Open - one year she said that if you walked into a room full of people Amy Frazier would be the last person you would guess was a tennis player. But she is and a pretty successful one at that.

andrewC
Dec 20th, 2005, 03:06 PM
Go Amy :D

volta
Dec 20th, 2005, 03:13 PM
i like her serve returns :hearts: