View Full Version : Sydney R1: Errani def. Dellacqua 61 62

Jan 12th, 2009, 05:02 AM
Please Casey, do something to make me think last year wasn't just a fluke. :o

Jan 12th, 2009, 05:03 AM
Not surprising. :help:

Daniel K
Jan 12th, 2009, 05:07 AM
Disgusting play yikes. Australian tennis :(

Jan 12th, 2009, 05:07 AM
go for the shots :sad:

Jan 12th, 2009, 05:07 AM
Poor Casey. :hug: She's playing terrible and has that AO 4th round to defend. :unsure:

Get back out there and train girl. :(

Jan 12th, 2009, 05:10 AM
Oh No Casey. :sad:

Jan 12th, 2009, 05:10 AM
that was atrocious - poor casey it was not a good day for her at all . :)

39 unforced errors and just ten winners! all errani had to do was get the ball in the court.

get back to the practice court casey and work on the appalling footwork.

Jan 12th, 2009, 05:10 AM
Casey has not been good :weirdo:

Jan 12th, 2009, 05:11 AM
Pathetic. She just can't handle the pressure.

Jan 12th, 2009, 05:12 AM
:o that was BAD.

Jan 12th, 2009, 05:14 AM
Terrible loss from Casey :sad: :o She just looked quite flat out there today. 39 unforced errors compared to 14 from Errani just tells the tale. Footwork was poor and the serve was predictable enabling in a loss. But Casey's serve is still a work in progress as she has changed the motion of it.

Really hope Casey can get a good draw at the AO & just to keep on improving her game & serve.

Hope 2009 isn't a letdown year for her after such a good 2008. Wouldn't be surprised if that happened.

Jan 12th, 2009, 05:16 AM
Casey, go away until you learn the ability to hit the ball in. Really, that match was such a letdown

Jan 12th, 2009, 05:19 AM
she can hit the ball fine - its the footwork and discipline that is dissappointing - if she wants to remain in the top 50 then she really needs to become an athlete, not just a ball striker

Jan 12th, 2009, 05:30 AM
:eek: that was very frustrating to watch. Casey never found form, i think she really needs to learn how to hit the ball from corner to corner without going for a winner everytime. Footwork was very poor and i thought the forehand was going out every time. Hopefully she can work hard this week and can atleast win a match at the AO!

Jan 12th, 2009, 05:32 AM
thats the worst i have seen her play in a long time

she needs to fix her movement, and her serve
it only ever goes down the middle to first court

So Disrespectful
Jan 12th, 2009, 05:32 AM
I think she's even slower than she was in 2007. No patience or thinking at all, she's just hitting the ball with her eyes closed and feet glued to the court.

Jan 12th, 2009, 05:35 AM
Casey was a hot, hot, mess. Just couldn't keep the ball in the court. :o

Alizé Molik
Jan 12th, 2009, 06:27 AM
stinking hot mess.

Jan 12th, 2009, 06:39 AM
Pathetic display from Casey. She played really brainless tennis, it was error after error.

Jan 12th, 2009, 07:13 AM
:eek: that was very frustrating to watch. Casey never found form, i think she really needs to learn how to hit the ball from corner to corner without going for a winner everytime. Footwork was very poor and i thought the forehand was going out every time. Hopefully she can work hard this week and can atleast win a match at the AO!


Saw the match on TV... :o really hope she can get some sorta form together.

Jan 12th, 2009, 07:14 AM
After her play from the Hopman Cup I expected this. She might be able to stay in the top 100 by Wimbledon if she gets a new coach, loses some wieght, learns how to use a defensive type of game, fixes her serve, fixes her movement and learns some patience.

Good luck Casey. You have potential but you need to work pretty hard to fulfill it. Good job Errani :)

Jan 12th, 2009, 07:34 AM
Wow, Sara :yeah:

Casey does look like a hot mess now though. Doesn't bode well for the AO.

Jan 12th, 2009, 07:58 AM
Blah, such a bad match. But was kind of expecting it after the Hopman Cup. Man I hope she has a complete turn around asap, would be nice :p. But she has alot to work on. Too many errors, bad footwork and no discipline today.

Shonami Slam
Jan 12th, 2009, 08:13 AM
Sara hurra!

she's doing well so far this year, which means she'll get higher seedings.
this start of the year could give her a jump-start to the top30

Jan 12th, 2009, 08:46 AM
Casey was just awful today.... didn't fight she just kept brainlessly trying to smack winners everywhere without being in position and made no attempt to build points. It really looked like she just didn't care

Jan 12th, 2009, 09:08 AM
Just as I suspected. She cannot handle the pressure


January 12, 2009
AUSTRALIAN tennis star Casey Dellacqua admitted she's struggling to cope with heightened expectations after a disappointing exit from the Sydney International on Monday.
Dellacqua was far from the player who caught the public's imagination on her run to the last 16 in last year's Australian Open as Italian Sara Errani claimed a 6-1 6-2 victory in under an hour on Ken Rosewall Arena.

The world No.53 said Monday's game was one she would rather forget as pressure to repeat her 2008 heroics in Melbourne started to play on her mind.

"Today I didn't really feel myself out there purely because I think I put way too much pressure on myself and my expectations, and I just didn't cope with the situation well,'' Dellacqua said.

"Last year obviously I had nothing to lose and I could go out there and swing. I did that for a lot of last year actually, for 2008 (http://www.foxsports.com.au/story/0,8659,24813031-5017891,00.html).

"I played some great tennis and played the way I know that I can play.

"This year, obviously I'm going in with a little bit more expectation and pressure.

"I have to learn to deal with that as best I can in the next week leading up the Australian Open.''

The performance was a disappointing one by Dellacqua, who showed little of the fight Queenslander Sam Stosur displayed in her first round exit to No.1 seed Serena Williams on Sunday.
Dellacqua has now lost three of her four singles matches in 2009.

The West Australian missed three break points in the first set and then lost her way with her serve in the second, committing three double faults.

And Dellacqua said she had a couple of plans in mind to try and return to the mindset that saw her climb as high as No.39 in the world rankings last year.

"Obviously I'll sit down with my coach (Nicole Pratt). I communicate with her fantastically,'' she said.

"But, yeah, I'll be talking ... to a lot of people that, I guess, I'm relaxed around.

"Maybe find some things to do in the next week that make me relaxed. Go have dinner with friends and just ... try not to think about it too much or put too much pressure on myself.''

Errani will now play Williams in the second round on Tuesday.

Monday was a better day for Slovakian-born Australian Jarmila Gajdosova, who breezed into the second round with a 6-4 6-2 win over Italy's Karin Knapp.

Brisbane International winner Victoria Azarenka (http://www.foxsports.com.au/story/0,8659,24897026-23216,00.html) had been slated to play Gajdosova but withdrew early on Monday due to a virus, allowing lucky loser Knapp into the main draw.

Gajdosova will now meet Elena Dementieva on Tuesday after the 2008 Olympic gold medallist defeated fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova 7-5 6-1.

Other seeds to join Dementieva in the second round are Dinara Safina and Caroline Wozniacki but seventh seed Nadia Petrova is out after she was upset by highly rated French teenager Alize Cornet 6-2 6-4.

Fourth seed Vera Zvonareva also exited after being forced to withdraw following a bout of gastroenteritis, while France's Marion Bartoli retired from her match against British qualifier Melanie South with a left-calf muscle strain.

Safina, last year's runner-up Svetlana Kuznetsova and Wozniacki are all in action on Tuesday.

Jan 12th, 2009, 09:16 AM
thanks for the article - we have to remember just how inexperienced casey is and be patient with her

Jan 12th, 2009, 12:11 PM
I think Casey would have been better off playing someone like Serena or Safina so she could have just gone out and swung without pressure. Although she really needs to learn how to deal with the pressure as it is going to happen every summer unless some other players steal the spotlight.

Jan 12th, 2009, 12:50 PM
wow Sara:hearts: