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Hian
Mar 9th, 2011, 08:27 PM
Finally a win Zuzana :yeah:
Lauren :confused: Expected something better.

Inger67
Mar 9th, 2011, 08:30 PM
Kind of a disappointing loss for Lauren IMO :shrug: She's shown a lot of promise on the ITF and Junior circuit and couldn't have asked for a better draw as Zuzana was 0-7 to start the year. Hmm, a little confused by this one.

Ballbasher
Mar 9th, 2011, 08:30 PM
After her hideous performance so far, this comes quite out of nowhere for Zuzana. :D

njnetswill
Mar 9th, 2011, 08:33 PM
OoohLauren...

Matej
Mar 9th, 2011, 08:34 PM
If a slumping Zuzka Ondraskova can beat Lauren Davis 6:2, 6:1, then this young American girl must be even far more hopeless than I thought.

adam_ads_n
Mar 9th, 2011, 08:36 PM
If a slumping Zuzka Ondraskova can beat Lauren Davis 6:2, 6:1, then this young American girl must be even far more hopeless than I thought.

Maybe it's an end of this slump finally? :)

SVK
Mar 9th, 2011, 08:36 PM
Davis definitely isnīt hopeless...but itīs still a bad scoreline

Matej
Mar 9th, 2011, 08:42 PM
Davis definitely isnīt hopeless...but itīs still a bad scoreline

Well, Lauren is actually very small / petite -- she almost looks like a little girl (i.e. 13 y.o.).

shoparound
Mar 9th, 2011, 08:43 PM
I saw Lauren in person at the US Open get blasted off the court in her match. Was NOT a very good player at all.

Shvedbarilescu
Mar 9th, 2011, 08:46 PM
I'm afraid this result rather suggests to me that Lauren Davis is not ready to compete at this level. She is only 17 and so she has some time still but I think I would hold off giving her anymore main draw WCs until at least the summertime and maybe longer. 6-2 6-1 to Zuzana on hard is not good.

But well done to Zuzana, she did extremely well last year to pull her way back into the top 100 and it will be interesting to see how she handles it up there this year. With this win Zuzana should find herself again very close to the top 80 and her alltime career high of 74 is very much within touching distance.

SVK
Mar 9th, 2011, 08:53 PM
Well, Lauren is actually very small / petite -- she almost looks like a little girl (i.e. 13 y.o.).

But it doesnīt mean that she is hopeless:p For example Aleksandra Krunic is very small and slim girl, definitely looking much younger then almost 18 years old girl, but she can play very impressive tennis..Lauren has a potential and even such loss to slumping TOP 100 player doesnīt mean that she is not promissing...Iīm sure she will have many such disappointing losses in her career before she will peak...but she will learn, she still need a lot of experience...Iīm not saying that she is future Grandslam winner and Nr.1 (but why not:p) it happens very often nowadays that a promissing girl is suddenly slumping and she is not achieving results which were expected from her, but writing that she is "more hopeless than I thought" in her case is too strong just because of one result;)

Tuckii
Mar 9th, 2011, 08:55 PM
Lauren :help:

simonsaystennis
Mar 9th, 2011, 09:01 PM
I'm afraid this result rather suggests to me that Lauren Davis is not ready to compete at this level. She is only 17 and so she has some time still but I think I would hold off giving her anymore main draw WCs until at least the summertime and maybe longer. 6-2 6-1 to Zuzana on hard is not good.


Completely agreed. She was given chances at this level, and is clearly after today not ready for it yet. I think it's going to take A LOT more time for her to reach that level. Getting some good match experience at the ITF circuit level is going to help her develop and her confidence a lot more than being blown out by top 100 players will.

Hian
Mar 9th, 2011, 09:02 PM
You speak about Zuzana as a bad player, but she's a good one. No shame for Lauren, she could have simply done something more.

oleada
Mar 9th, 2011, 09:27 PM
I think Davis made the wrong decision by going pro. Which isn't to say she isn't a talented player, but the reality is that she's too small for the women's game today.

nevetssllim
Mar 9th, 2011, 09:45 PM
At last - a win! :yeah:

danieln1
Mar 9th, 2011, 09:57 PM
OOohhh Zuzanaaa

sammy01
Mar 9th, 2011, 10:12 PM
stop giving the midget wildcards!

simonsaystennis
Mar 9th, 2011, 10:15 PM
I think Davis made the wrong decision by going pro. Which isn't to say she isn't a talented player, but the reality is that she's too small for the women's game today.

I don't think a pro career is out of the question for her, but she should have done what Irina Falconi did and go to college, get lots of matches in, then turn pro after a year or two depending on her results.

Maza1987
Mar 9th, 2011, 10:45 PM
Are we really going there about Lauren Davis she only 17 year old and ya saying she should give her carrer up :lol::lol::lol: she have time to progress. she not even in the top 100, now the one ya to be saying to give up is Melanie Oudin what have she done since the 09 U.S. Open beside lose lol but ya still follow.

Nobody said she should give her career up.

But I believe 5ft1 is just too short to become a top player these days. I mean, 5'3 for a Cibulkova seems to be the edge imo. :)

Mynarco
Mar 9th, 2011, 11:30 PM
I am surprised bookies put Lauren Davis in favour. Had Zuzi won a single match earlier this year I would have put some bucks on her

MB.
Mar 9th, 2011, 11:39 PM
Another over-hyped American. Hopefully she can keep improving, though.

Uranium
Mar 9th, 2011, 11:56 PM
Another over-hyped American. Hopefully she can keep improving, though.

How is she over-hyped?

Good try, Lauren:hug:

Herbert
Mar 10th, 2011, 12:27 AM
I wouldn't call her a failure just yet. It's probably still windy as hell. That alone is difficult for a junior already, but put one of the most defensive players of the tour on the other side of the court and it could very well mean hell for any inexperienced player.

LadyBugLove
Mar 10th, 2011, 01:50 AM
I wouldn't call her a failure just yet. It's probably still windy as hell. That alone is difficult for a junior already, but put one of the most defensive players of the tour on the other side of the court and it could very well mean hell for any inexperienced player.

It was completely still and beautiful today. No wind at all.

shoparound
Mar 10th, 2011, 02:02 AM
Honestly it will be a tough tough uphill battle for her if she wants to be a pro.
She can be a GREAT college player though!

Herbert
Mar 10th, 2011, 02:29 AM
but why did Schnyder lose so easily if it's not windy at all? We all know that only happens if she's in "Ah mei Rainer, I hoab ka Lust bei dem Sturm"-mode.

simonsaystennis
Mar 10th, 2011, 05:55 AM
Honestly it will be a tough tough uphill battle for her if she wants to be a pro.
She can be a GREAT college player though!

Too late for college... she's already turned pro :unsure:

Honestly I don't know when Lauren has ever received too much hype... she was given credit for her hot streak, but never "OMG America's next best player!!" ...I feel like everyone here has been pretty realistic about Lauren's potential struggles on the pro circuit.

TS
Mar 10th, 2011, 06:57 AM
Quite possibly the easiest draw she could have hoped for. Reminds me of when Coco was schooled by Zahlavova at AO last year. Nerves probably got the better of her :confused: Or she's just not ready to compete at this level (that much is clear).

shoparound
Mar 10th, 2011, 07:53 AM
Too late for college... she's already turned pro :unsure:

Honestly I don't know when Lauren has ever received too much hype... she was given credit for her hot streak, but never "OMG America's next best player!!" ...I feel like everyone here has been pretty realistic about Lauren's potential struggles on the pro circuit.

She definitely should have thought this out more. It's going to be incredibly difficult with her height to do anything decent in the pro level. Players that will move her side to side and hit winners would just do her in. She might not last by the time she's 20!

LightsOut!
Mar 10th, 2011, 08:31 AM
omg :lol: