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arslan2660
Jan 7th, 2008, 02:23 PM
Her forehand isn't that good, from what I've seen in Hong Kong?
Maybe she has to geet used to it. :confused:

Officinale
Jan 7th, 2008, 02:26 PM
i am wondering, too... :shrug:

Paul.be
Jan 7th, 2008, 02:27 PM
My thoughts too.

Lucyxx
Jan 7th, 2008, 02:28 PM
If it has improved her backhand then it's a non issue.

serenus_2k8
Jan 7th, 2008, 02:29 PM
If it was, it would only be because she needs to adapt???

Sean.
Jan 7th, 2008, 02:30 PM
Doubt it, she spent a long time choosing the right one for her. And then she has been training with it the whole off season.

I think in Hong Kong it was just Ana being inconsistant as she can be

SvetaPleaseWin.
Jan 7th, 2008, 03:16 PM
Doubt it, she spent a long time choosing the right one for her. And then she has been training with it the whole off season.

I think in Hong Kong it was just Ana being inconsistant as she can be

I agree-she probably just needs to get used to it

she may have picked the wrong specs but 2/3 matches isnt enough to make a judgement

Tennisstar86
Jan 7th, 2008, 03:41 PM
are you sure she got a new racquet? or a new paint job?

Paul.be
Jan 7th, 2008, 03:45 PM
are you sure she got a new racquet? or a new paint job?
She went from Wilson to Yonex.

starin
Jan 7th, 2008, 03:47 PM
let's see how she does in Sydney b4 we jump to conclusions.

Cp6uja
Jan 7th, 2008, 04:08 PM
EXO matches mean nothing... Szavay, Dementieva and Peng which all beat her in off-season lose badly theys first official matches in this season and we will see what Ana will do tonight vs stronger opponent (Razzano) than Fedak, Olaru or Arvidson...

I dont say that new racquet is minor change, but i only not take her unofficial activity and results seriously. Her h2h record with Yonex is still 0-0.

shibster
Jan 7th, 2008, 04:50 PM
i dunno enough about racquets, but it's been often known that it's often a paintjob (look at momo's switch from dunlop)

i think their game is so much modelled after the racquets they are most comfortable with, so there is no way they will take endorsement money over a title or their career!

on the other hand, ana's not known to be ms. consistency either :help:

dybbuk
Jan 7th, 2008, 04:54 PM
i dunno enough about racquets, but it's been often known that it's often a paintjob (look at momo's switch from dunlop)

i think their game is so much modelled after the racquets they are most comfortable with, so there is no way they will take endorsement money over a title or their career!

on the other hand, ana's not known to be ms. consistency either :help:

It's not just paint. Yonex racquets have a unique shape in comparison to other brands, it's clearly a different racquet.

As for the topic, no, her racquet can not now or in the future be used as an excuse.

MrSerenaWilliams
Jan 7th, 2008, 05:27 PM
:shrug: The racquet looks nice at least :lol:

I'm sure she'll get used to it soon enough.

Helaena
Jan 7th, 2008, 05:40 PM
should it affect ana's game? :confused:

jdyshrky
Jan 7th, 2008, 05:47 PM
Yonex are the best. It will only help her game. After a year like she had last year there's bound to be a little let up in the quality...

thomas.chung
Jan 7th, 2008, 06:29 PM
IMHO. Good players don't really care what racquet they use. The reason why you see all these PJ is because tennis players are sometimes creatures of habits and they have that mental attitude of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it".

I think her lack for forehand as you have mentioned is due to her being in the off-season and that she is just mentally floating in outer space. But I too think once the season is underway she will perform better.

P.S. I just found out that I use the same racquet as her's! YONEX FTW!!