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GreatMate
Jun 22nd, 2007, 08:27 AM
dont you think she like tamarine tanasugarn's games are more suited to grass because they hit it flat an hard

Sammy 4 eva!!!
Jun 22nd, 2007, 08:33 AM
Yes!

Medina
Jun 22nd, 2007, 08:36 AM
I hope she can do well On grass, i would really like to see her in top 50 some day!

Ben.
Jun 22nd, 2007, 08:45 AM
i reckon her game is good for grass. her groundies are flat & are especially penerating when they come back fast and low which could work to her advantage. i think she needs to work on her serve & her volleys.

Harvs
Jun 22nd, 2007, 08:54 AM
i think she could take out any player ranked 50 or below when she is having a good day... i think she just needs some big draws to get her confidence up and i think we will see her in the top 75 by years end:)

Erika_Angel
Jun 22nd, 2007, 09:32 AM
She got a very fortunate Qualifying draw. She didn't face anyone in the top 165 and her first two opponents weren't even in the top 200. I would be weary of overestimating her chances just yet.

Mattographer
Jun 22nd, 2007, 09:45 AM
No.

Sammy 4 eva!!!
Jun 22nd, 2007, 09:54 AM
She plays Pratt first round!

Mattographer
Jun 22nd, 2007, 10:59 AM
She plays Pratt first round!
Yep and Pratt will win in straight sets! :)

jimbo mack
Jun 22nd, 2007, 11:08 AM
what has she achieved on grass in main level tournaments?

-sugi-
Jun 22nd, 2007, 11:35 AM
what has she achieved on grass in main level tournaments?
exactly

I think she will lose to Pratt.

Mr.Kardashian
Jun 22nd, 2007, 11:45 AM
@ least there wil be an aussie in round two... good luck casey!

Alicia Rocks
Jun 22nd, 2007, 11:47 AM
I think/hope she can win :)

So Disrespectful
Jun 22nd, 2007, 11:54 AM
I don't like this draw. It just happens that Molik and Stosur are in the same section, and Pratt is playing Dellacqua in the first round.

Dellacqua will beat Pratt comfortably. She's a much better player than her ranking.

Dexter
Jun 22nd, 2007, 11:57 AM
Yep and Pratt will win in straight sets! :)No.

SM
Jun 22nd, 2007, 03:34 PM
i think dellacqua will overpower nicole on the grass with her hard power shots, but i wish nicole could win one more time seeing its probably her last wimbeldon and casey has many years ahead of her..

oh well, atleast an aussie in to R2 :) is guarenteed. hopefully alicia plays her best tennis and makes 2r vs serena and hope serena has an off day, cos with alicias serve and big forehand and great volleys she has a slight chance hehe :)

Experimentee
Jun 22nd, 2007, 03:49 PM
I think Nicole should win if shes over her arm injury.

martin white
Jun 22nd, 2007, 04:43 PM
congrats casey on a great effort to qualify ay wimby!:) her game and style of play does suit the grass as she is a great doubles player as well! pity 2 aussies have to meet in the 1strd i think nicole will come through with abit more experience playning at this level! :)

Erika_Angel
Jun 24th, 2007, 01:21 AM
Dellacqua will beat Pratt comfortably. She's a much better player than her ranking.

Are you serious? :confused: Her ranking is inflated as it is. Over half of her points come from Australian $25Ks - You take those away and she is hovering around the 200 mark in the ranks. She doesn't really do all that much other than win $25ks with no one else in them.

Thanx4nothin
Jun 24th, 2007, 01:23 AM
No i don't think so. Seen her play Davers back in 2005 AO and she was a little overweight and just generally pretty poor.

Mana
Jun 24th, 2007, 01:33 AM
No i don't think so. Seen her play Davers back in 2005 AO and she was a little overweight and just generally pretty poor.

:rolleyes: You gotta be fucking kidding me? A young Australian WC, playing on Rod Laver, infront of a big home crowd, against the number one player in the world, two and a holf years ago. You cant judge her on that preformance alone. I bet you have no idea what she looks like now or how shes plays. Or even her results. Think before you have an uneducated guess about a player you have no idea anything about, or prob even cant pronounce her name.

pwayne
Jun 24th, 2007, 02:00 AM
If she lucks up and beat Pratt, she won't win no more than 3 games off Vaidisova

.Andrew.
Jun 24th, 2007, 02:05 AM
Casey should do well. I think she will beat Pratt pretty comfortably but will lose to Vaidisova.

Medina
Jun 24th, 2007, 02:27 AM
Casey should do well. I think she will beat Pratt pretty comfortably but will lose to Vaidisova.

That what i am thinking, She has grown more mature on court and mentally stronger on court, she did good in French Open, even though she lost in first round!, and he game is suited to clay

Alizé Molik
Jun 24th, 2007, 03:29 AM
Are you serious? :confused: Her ranking is inflated as it is. Over half of her points come from Australian $25Ks - You take those away and she is hovering around the 200 mark in the ranks. She doesn't really do all that much other than win $25ks with no one else in them.

it's weird that casey has a hater already...:lol: everything that you're saying though is totally wrong - she is a talented player and this year she's just finally found the physical form she's been looking for.

Erika_Angel
Jun 24th, 2007, 03:45 AM
it's weird that casey has a hater already...:lol: everything that you're saying though is totally wrong - she is a talented player and this year she's just finally found the physical form she's been looking for.

I'm far from a hater. I just don't agree that she is as good as some people are making out.

Meanwhile everything I said wasn't wrong. She has like 300 points, almost 200 of them are from $25K events - how is what I said wrong? :shrug: She has played 10 $25ks in the last year, far too many for someone with her rank (though ironically without them she wouldn't be as high ranked) - and she continues to play them even after being top 130.

Other than her $25k tournament wins, she hasn't had any great results - a final and QF of $50k events this year is about it. Far from impressive.

I don't hate her, I actually think she is quite lovely from an interview I've seen of hers. I just don't think she is as good as her ranking. She needs to play some $75ks and some more qualifying, her ranking definitely gets her into the entry lists. If she can consistently be a threat in those types of events then I may be convinced.

Mattographer
Jun 24th, 2007, 03:58 AM
Are you serious? :confused: Her ranking is inflated as it is. Over half of her points come from Australian $25Ks - You take those away and she is hovering around the 200 mark in the ranks. She doesn't really do all that much other than win $25ks with no one else in them.
Exactly! :o

Orion
Jun 24th, 2007, 04:34 AM
I don't like this draw. It just happens that Molik and Stosur are in the same section, and Pratt is playing Dellacqua in the first round.

You're being a little overly optimistic about Molik's chances, no? With another draw she could maybe reach the 4th round if she find her form, but there's almost no chance she'll beat Serena and get to Stosur. As for Pratt and Dellacqua, Dellacqua would be very lucky to reach the 2nd round with any draw. She'd have to be pretty fortunate to get a main draw as kind as her qualifying draw, frankly. Beating a British qualifying wildcard in straights isn't all that impressive, nor is dropping a set each to Jen Widjaja and Petra Cetkovska.

Orion
Jun 24th, 2007, 04:34 AM
That said, though, sure, Casey Dellacqua has better chances on grass than on clay.

CoryAnnAvants#1
Jun 24th, 2007, 04:35 AM
If Casey does make it into the top 100, it will be due to smart scheduling rather than having a top 100 game. Not that there is anything wrong with that. But since beating Sprem in Kolkata last fall, she hasn't beaten ONE player ranked in the top 150. She literally got the best possible draw at RG in facing Tanasugarn and couldn't even win that.

She's obviously very good at the lower level and there's something to be said for winning so many matches consistently at that level, But against a player like Nicole, who won't hit 60 errors in a match and plays a smart game, she's toast. Even though she's lost a good deal of weight, her movement will always be suspect and grass will only exploit that.

Buitenzorg
Jun 24th, 2007, 04:40 AM
Casey def Nicole 6-4 2-6 6-3

Mana
Jun 24th, 2007, 06:28 AM
If Casey does make it into the top 100, it will be due to smart scheduling rather than having a top 100 game. Not that there is anything wrong with that. But since beating Sprem in Kolkata last fall, she hasn't beaten ONE player ranked in the top 150. She literally got the best possible draw at RG in facing Tanasugarn and couldn't even win that.

She's obviously very good at the lower level and there's something to be said for winning so many matches consistently at that level, But against a player like Nicole, who won't hit 60 errors in a match and plays a smart game, she's toast. Even though she's lost a good deal of weight, her movement will always be suspect and grass will only exploit that.

Right now shes sitting at #97 :hearts:

Dexter
Jun 24th, 2007, 07:50 AM
Right now shes sitting at #97 :hearts:Not yet, if you'r reffering to TBE's thread. :wavey:

OZTENNIS
Jun 25th, 2007, 05:14 AM
Casey will beat Pratt in 3 sets...u just watch

rrfnpump
Jun 25th, 2007, 05:35 AM
Good to see I am not the only one who thinks about her in a critical way. :yeah:

Dellacqua is good at Aussie 25k's where she dont have to beat Top300 players. She played tournaments in Europe and got bagelled by Neuza. She has some nice groundstrokes, but neither her serve nor her movement are special and she should be a player ranked #150. Still, she has a chance to beat Pratt who has been injured and she would be Top100 with it. :o

SM
Jun 25th, 2007, 07:01 AM
her groundies are top 50 material IMO from what i saw in her aussie matches this year...as for her serve , its pretty ordinary and probably what holds her back butim sure she is workinghard...good luck casey

Mattographer
Jun 27th, 2007, 01:37 PM
Pratty proved you guys wrong! :haha:

Nicole! :yeah: