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tennnisfannn
Mar 31st, 2007, 03:35 AM
She seems to have the goods on Serena. Jen used to do that to serena even when serena was at her peak and Jen was struggling against every other player. So far Peer seems to take Serena oput of her element. This is regardless of the H2H ala Serena and Jen or whether we think Peer has the potential to make top ten or not.
Consider this, Serena dealt so swiftly with players who were in form at the AO like kankovich, nicole and maria but look what happened with Peer. miami has been similar.

tennisbum79
Mar 31st, 2007, 03:39 AM
Too early to tell, but I would not be surprised.
There is that potential to frustrate Serena.
And as with Jennifer, Venus beat her without too much trouble

VS Fan
Mar 31st, 2007, 04:28 AM
I don't think so!

Nicolás89
Mar 31st, 2007, 04:37 AM
i thought capriati was a serena killa, if not yeah she can be serenas capriati:yeah:

geoepee
Mar 31st, 2007, 04:40 AM
I could see her being more like Serena's Sandrine Testud.... Is it just me or does anyone else think that Peer's game is like Sandrine?

Sam L
Mar 31st, 2007, 04:41 AM
Yes. Shahar is a rising star and she will win Australian and French Opens in the future.

AcesHigh
Mar 31st, 2007, 04:43 AM
Um...no, definitely not enough weapons. Capriati was successful way b4 Serena and was already an established 3-time GS champion by the time Serena even won her first.

Peer hasn't defeated Serena yet.. you can't call her a rival. Plus, she does not have the power JCap had. If Serena is on, Shahar never has a chance. The FIGHT is definitely there, but the talent is not.

jjames69
Mar 31st, 2007, 04:43 AM
peer choked so bad it was pathetic. you could see the doubt in her face from point 1. otherwise she da taken serena down. peer is not top 10 material.

justine wins tomorrow on serenas home turf and dominates serena the rest of the year.

Stamp Paid
Mar 31st, 2007, 04:44 AM
I hope not LOL.
But I think she has the kind of game to bother Serena. Not so much like Capriati, but more like Testud and Sanchez-Vicario.

VS Fan
Mar 31st, 2007, 04:52 AM
Um...no, definitely not enough weapons. Capriati was successful way b4 Serena and was already an established 3-time GS champion by the time Serena even won her first.

Peer hasn't defeated Serena yet.. you can't call her a rival. Plus, she does not have the power JCap had. If Serena is on, Shahar never has a chance. The FIGHT is definitely there, but the talent is not.


Serena won her first slam in 1999 at the US open.
Jennifer won her first at the Australian Open in 2001 then RG 2001, then AO 2002.

Serena won her other SEVEN slam titles after that.

However, whenever these two played except Wimby 2004, they have been fiercely competitive, even with lots of errors (and winners).

I wish Jen would come back and play again!

AcesHigh
Mar 31st, 2007, 04:54 AM
Serena won her first slam in 1999 at the US open.
Jennifer won her first at the Australian Open in 2001 then RG 2001, then AO 2002.

Serena won her other SEVEN slam titles after that.

However, whenever these two played except Wimby 2004, they have been fiercely competitive, even with lots of errors (and winners).

I wish Jen would come back and play again!

My mistake... i always seem to forget that slam 8 years ago. Still, JCap was a top player while Peer isn't really top 10. I see her more as one of those players that frustrates the hell out of SErena... but isn't a rival.

BarsonlyOne
Mar 31st, 2007, 05:07 AM
I could see her being more like Serena's Sandrine Testud.... Is it just me or does anyone else think that Peer's game is like Sandrine?

aww sandrine.:bounce: she was so much fun to watch. there are similarities to her and peer. first of all, sandrine was a thorn to soOO many top players, but just couldnt beat them at the really big moments. there was serena, martina, and lindsay to name a few. not a bad list i might say. sandrine had an excellent serve though, especially a great kick serve. peer serves needs work, though she has sandrine's number on movement. groundies, i would say the same. neither has a killer forehand or backhand. but they are fiesty fiesty fiesty competitors, though i prefer sandrines personality.

cellophane
Mar 31st, 2007, 05:07 AM
Not unless she is aggressive.

tonybotz
Mar 31st, 2007, 05:28 AM
Testud is very accurate. Cap was a prodigy.

TSequoia01
Mar 31st, 2007, 05:46 AM
No, Peer is a good young player but eventually Serena will have her number. Serena though should thank Shahar for preparing her Justine. Prior to that match Serena was not ready IMHO.

RJWCapriati
Mar 31st, 2007, 05:53 AM
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Um No

Mr. Magassi
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:12 AM
No way, Jenn was clocking 110 mile an hour serves when she was 12... she was a true prodigy with tons of talent. Peer is a hardworker and fun to watch, but she has no real weapons...

acetoace
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:17 AM
peer choked so bad it was pathetic. you could see the doubt in her face from point 1. otherwise she da taken serena down. peer is not top 10 material.

justine wins tomorrow on serenas home turf and dominates serena the rest of the year.

I will remind you of this post when the match is over 2nite. Just to refresh your memory.

DemWilliamsGulls
Mar 31st, 2007, 06:28 AM
Um...no, definitely not enough weapons. Capriati was successful way b4 Serena and was already an established 3-time GS champion by the time Serena even won her first.

Peer hasn't defeated Serena yet.. you can't call her a rival. Plus, she does not have the power JCap had. If Serena is on, Shahar never has a chance. The FIGHT is definitely there, but the talent is not.


OKAY!?!?

K-Dog
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:47 AM
No, def. not in the same way. Peer is much more of a Sanchez-Vicario type of player. Jennifer had much more power and a better return of serve. When Jen was on the run, she would not only get to the ball, but do something with it. She gave Serena the clean ball that she wanted, but was able to run all of Serena's shots down, which lead Serena into error. Peer hits with less pace than Jen and on the defensive is really just getting the ball back into play with spin and good placement. I think that many people just saw Jennifer and Serena play at the USO 2004, when Jen was playing defensive tennis to win. That match was an anomaly in many respects. Jen knew how to return Serena's serve and get it back deep on the 1st serve, attack the second serve, attack Serena's short balls, and put Serena in ackward positions in the rallies where Jen was defending. Case and point. Jen had weapons and more talent than Peer has or may ever have. Jen is a 1 in a million player with her game and talent, and that is why she gave Serena so much trouble. Jen's game just did not match up well with Serena's. Serena never trusted herself on the court for the whole match when playing Jen. The only match where Serena played confident tennis for a whole match against Jennifer was at Wimbledon 2004. Other than that, all the other matches were tough and hard fought.

sapir1434
Mar 31st, 2007, 09:47 AM
That would be cool :lol:

Jakeev
Mar 31st, 2007, 10:35 AM
Serena has always had problems with counterpunchers but she always finds a way to figure them out.

The second set against Peer was a huge example.

But if Serena is having a bad day or playing on clay, I could see her having all sorts of problems with a player like Peer.

Shahar does play much more aggressively than most defensive players and she is seems to be getting stronger and better with each season.

drory
Mar 31st, 2007, 02:26 PM
you all forget one thing shahar is only 19 she has the expiriens of wining a slam in the juniors, she was no.2 in the world playing juniors, she play only 2 years in the wta tour she is allways go up and up and never look back and she is a quik lerner and by the end of the year for sure a legitimate top 10 so a litlle paiciants!

Craigy
Mar 31st, 2007, 02:29 PM
peer choked so bad it was pathetic. you could see the doubt in her face from point 1. otherwise she da taken serena down. peer is not top 10 material.

justine wins tomorrow on serenas home turf and dominates serena the rest of the year.

He's banned!!!! :woohoo:

RenaSlam.
Mar 31st, 2007, 02:47 PM
Err...no.

Orion
Mar 31st, 2007, 03:33 PM
I could see her being more like Serena's Sandrine Testud.... Is it just me or does anyone else think that Peer's game is like Sandrine?

Very much so. They were both quick, dealt better with players who used angles than players who hit drives. Sandrine had the better serve, but Peer has the better groundies, I think.

Orion
Mar 31st, 2007, 03:34 PM
He's banned!!!! :woohoo:

FINALLY

Tennisaddict
Mar 31st, 2007, 04:07 PM
I think Capriati has/had more talent than Peer and could frustrate Serena more.

Lulu.
Mar 31st, 2007, 04:17 PM
No.

IceHock
Mar 31st, 2007, 04:22 PM
Capriati is alot better

paranr
Mar 31st, 2007, 04:29 PM
Capriati is alot better

was....

Wannabeknowitall
Mar 31st, 2007, 04:32 PM
I could see her being more like Serena's Sandrine Testud.... Is it just me or does anyone else think that Peer's game is like Sandrine?

I've been saying that Shahar's game reminds me Sandrine for over two years on this forum.
The similarities are scary.
They even have the same long reddish hair in a ponytail. :lol:

I think Peer is the new version of Sandrine as Ana Ivanovic is the new version of Lindsay Davenport.
Shahar has more pop to her shots but everything else is so similar,
the serve, the variety, the movement, the groundstroke swings, the ability to take a player off their game.

I think like Sandrine Shahar will start to get into Venus' game as well.
Shahar played Memphis because she couldn't play Dubai but also because she needed some confidence on a fast surface.
She's not as good on fast surfaces yet but the growth is showing.
She got crushed by Venus in Memphis and then comes to Miami and makes it to the semis on a medium pace hard court.

MakarovaFan
Mar 31st, 2007, 07:28 PM
She seems to have the goods on Serena. Jen used to do that to serena even when serena was at her peak and Jen was struggling against every other player. So far Peer seems to take Serena oput of her element. This is regardless of the H2H ala Serena and Jen or whether we think Peer has the potential to make top ten or not.
Consider this, Serena dealt so swiftly with players who were in form at the AO like kankovich, nicole and maria but look what happened with Peer. miami has been similar.


Umm since when was 76,64 swift...saving set point as well;and in Miami she was down 34 0-40.