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TennisArt
Aug 23rd, 2011, 01:21 AM
Now that he no longer coaches Pova?

juki
Aug 23rd, 2011, 01:27 AM
He's coaching 17 year-old Jessica Pegula, who is playing US Open qualies this week :)

tennisbuddy12
Aug 23rd, 2011, 01:30 AM
Pegula is going places. Just wait. She is extremely talented and a lot of potential. Her father owns the NHL team (Buffalo Sabres)

TennisArt
Aug 23rd, 2011, 01:33 AM
hmm. never heard of her. Where is she from?

juki
Aug 23rd, 2011, 01:39 AM
She is from Buffalo originally (hence her dad owns the NHL team there :p), but she trains in Florida now I'm pretty sure. Her dad actually founded a gas drilling company that he ended up selling for almost $5 billion! She never played much juniors, but she has had good results in USTA pro circuit events (especially on clay). Currently ranked around 350.

simonsaystennis
Aug 23rd, 2011, 01:53 AM
Pegula pretty much said she'll go pro soon. She had the financial support and results to do it. Hope Joyce can gether to be more consistent. She has LOADS of potential from what I've seen. Reminds me a lot of Tamira Paszek.

tennisbum79
Aug 23rd, 2011, 02:15 AM
She is from Buffalo originally (hence her dad owns the NHL team there :p), but she trains in Florida now I'm pretty sure. Her dad actually founded a gas drilling company that he ended up selling for almost $5 billion! She never played much juniors, but she has had good results in USTA pro circuit events (especially on clay). Currently ranked around 350.
With all that money, she must have her own courts.

Michale is smart, he want to make big bucks.
The dad probably promised him a fat contract if he makes his daughter a success

tennisbum79
Aug 23rd, 2011, 02:23 AM
Make what you will of this, but it is hard to judge her game here.
Bad camera work, tight camera close-up on her, they don't even show where her ball land.

This was just May 6 of this year.

_XPlqFLTmGY

TennisArt
Aug 23rd, 2011, 03:57 AM
Yikes!!! She looks so.. how do i say... FAT!!!

HRHoliviasmith
Aug 23rd, 2011, 04:03 AM
Yikes!!! She looks so.. how do i say... FAT!!!

wouldn't call her fat but yeah she doesn't look very fit.

shoparound
Aug 23rd, 2011, 04:37 AM
Rich tennis kid story. Kind of reminds me of Ernest Gulbis story.

TennisArt
Aug 23rd, 2011, 04:43 AM
wouldn't call her fat but yeah she doesn't look very fit.

Im sorry but this girl makes Lindsey Davenport look like Kate Moss.

Spring Pools
Aug 23rd, 2011, 04:58 AM
Im sorry but this girl makes Lindsey Davenport look like Kate Moss.

She's the same size as a Bartoli who eats what she wants but does no exercise...
And she makes Pavlyuchenkova make look fit.

Capriati Rules
Aug 23rd, 2011, 05:08 AM
Im sorry but this girl makes Lindsey Davenport look like Kate Moss.

A) you're being ridiculous...for a 17 year old she's fine...yeah she needs to trim up but she's no where near FAT

B) let's see a pic of you

simonsaystennis
Aug 23rd, 2011, 06:31 AM
A) you're being ridiculous...for a 17 year old she's fine...yeah she needs to trim up but she's no where near FAT

B) let's see a pic of you

This. Love how people resort to picking on a teenage girl here. Give me a fucking break. :rolleyes: Also you all should consider that sometimes people look bigger on camera than they really are. I've seen Marion Bartoli at two different tournaments and she looks MUCH fitter and leaner in person than she does on TV. People here give her WAY too much crap.

TennisArt
Aug 23rd, 2011, 10:44 AM
This. Love how people resort to picking on a teenage girl here. Give me a fucking break. :rolleyes: Also you all should consider that sometimes people look bigger on camera than they really are. I've seen Marion Bartoli at two different tournaments and she looks MUCH fitter and leaner in person than she does on TV. People here give her WAY too much crap.

Marion does not look "big" to me... but this girl..

Svetlana)))
Aug 23rd, 2011, 12:38 PM
Her technique is suspect and she does not have enough athleticism from the video.

tennisbum79
Aug 23rd, 2011, 12:48 PM
She actually reminds me of Tamarine Tanasugarn. especially her mid-section

http://www.hindu.com/tss/tss2609/images/20030301004508201.jpg

goldlion
Aug 23rd, 2011, 01:08 PM
I thought Michael would at least be coaching Maria's cousin but I forgot how old she is, perhaps too young to be trained professionally.

But this girl needs fitness first before turning a pro. The level she's playing in the video is just club + beginning challenger - nowhere near the pro circuit yet.

And Bartoli moves way better as she's taller than this girl

tennisbum79
Aug 23rd, 2011, 01:19 PM
I thought Michael would at least be coaching Maria's cousin but I forgot how old she is, perhaps too young to be trained professionally.

But this girl needs fitness first before turning a pro. The level she's playing in the video is just club + beginning challenger - nowhere near the pro circuit yet.

And Bartoli moves way better as she's taller than this girl

It was way off to compare her to Bartoli.

Someone most she had good result this year, so I wanted to get a sense of her game and found this.
When I first watched, I thought she was still warming up, but no, she was playing the match.
NOT impressed

TennisArt
Aug 23rd, 2011, 02:44 PM
It was way off to compare her to Bartoli.

Someone most she had good result this year, so I wanted to get a sense of her game and found this.
When I first watched, I thought she was still warming up, but no, she was playing the match.
NO impressed

Im not impressed either. If Bartoli is "Cake", then this girl must be "Buffet"

tennisbum79
Aug 23rd, 2011, 02:51 PM
Im not impressed either. If Bartoli is "Cake", then this girl must be "Buffet"
I get impression that so disposable income in the family, this is something she is doing because daddy can afford it, not because there is a really chance at succeeding.


The father is a very successful and passionate guy, all the kids are doing different things to keep busy(or impress daddy), I am impress she has chosen tennis for that reason.

TennisArt
Aug 23rd, 2011, 03:01 PM
I get impression that so disposable income in the family, this is something she is doing because daddy can afford it, not because there is a really chance at succeeding.


The father is a very successful and passionate guy, all the kids are doing different things to keep busy(or impress daddy), I am impress she has chosen tennis for that reason.

Probably.. Who knows she may even own this forum :lol:

juki
Aug 23rd, 2011, 03:02 PM
I get impression that so disposable income in the family, this is something she is doing because daddy can afford it, not because there is a really chance at succeeding.


Completely false :shrug: She is the top ranked American born in 94 and 7th highest ranked girl born in 94 in the WTA rankings, including being ranked higher then hyped girls like Bouchard, Gavrilova, Kozlova.

She has wins over El Tabakh, Larcher De Brito, Giorgi, Stevenson, Babos, and South. And 3-set losses to Falconi (3rd set tiebreak), Malek, Tomljanovic, and Siegemund.

There is nothing to indicate she isn't on the right path to being a successful pro :shrug:

tennisbum79
Aug 23rd, 2011, 03:06 PM
Probably.. Who knows she may even own this forum :lol:
Talking about forum, she has her own hockey blog dedicated to The Sabres, her father's team

tennisbum79
Aug 23rd, 2011, 03:16 PM
Completely false :shrug: She is the top ranked American born in 94 and 7th highest ranked girl born in 94 in the WTA rankings, including being ranked higher then hyped girls like Bouchard, Gavrilova, Kozlova.

She has wins over El Tabakh, Larcher De Brito, Giorgi, Stevenson, Babos, and South. And 3-set losses to Falconi (3rd set tiebreak), Malek, Tomljanovic, and Siegemund.

There is nothing to indicate she isn't on the right path to being a successful pro :shrug:
Then, she must have an off day in this video, because her result you cited seem impressive.

However,I don't know how much a factor it would be to narrow the stats to only girls born in 1994.

HRHoliviasmith
Aug 23rd, 2011, 03:44 PM
Probably.. Who knows she may even own this forum :lol:

:haha:

simonsaystennis
Aug 23rd, 2011, 06:13 PM
Then, she must have an off day in this video, because her result you cited seem impressive.

However,I don't know how much a factor it would be to narrow the stats to only girls born in 1994.

Actually not an off day at all. I watched that whole match via livestream (QFs against Falconi at a 50k) and Jessie played great. She really was blasting the ball and gave Irina, who's had one of the quickest climbings of the ranks recently, a real battle. You really can't judge someone's talent off of a video clip like that.

womensrights
Aug 23rd, 2011, 07:54 PM
I actually saw them recently training in LA. And the girl as trimmed down some since that last video. I also heard Michael has her working with trainer Ken Matsuda who trained Maria for years and Michael Chang. She turned 17 few months ago and has had really good results last few months .Started year ranked around 900 and currently 336. Seems to be going in the right direction. However i've heard many rumors that Wozniaki has contacted Joyce !!! I think he would be great for her. Maybe he could get her to start taking the ball a little earlier and improve her FH like he did with Maria when she was younger. We will see. By the way Pegula plays tomorrow at 11 just saw on the schedule.

TennisArt
Aug 23rd, 2011, 09:57 PM
I actually saw them recently training in LA. And the girl as trimmed down some since that last video. I also heard Michael has her working with trainer Ken Matsuda who trained Maria for years and Michael Chang. She turned 17 few months ago and has had really good results last few months .Started year ranked around 900 and currently 336. Seems to be going in the right direction. However i've heard many rumors that Wozniaki has contacted Joyce !!! I think he would be great for her. Maybe he could get her to start taking the ball a little earlier and improve her FH like he did with Maria when she was younger. We will see. By the way Pegula plays tomorrow at 11 just saw on the schedule.

Joyce would be great for Wozniacki

goldlion
Aug 23rd, 2011, 11:31 PM
I can't even think that the guy Wozniacki's been talking about working with months is Joyce. Let's hope not.

hdfb
Aug 23rd, 2011, 11:56 PM
Make what you will of this, but it is hard to judge her game here.
Bad camera work, tight camera close-up on her, they don't even show where her ball land.

This was just May 6 of this year.

_XPlqFLTmGY

I feel like I'm looking at Tamira Paszek and Alexandra Stevenson's lovechild.

simonsaystennis
Aug 24th, 2011, 04:30 PM
Jessie won her QR1 match today at the Open! 6-3 7-6(1) :)

cowsonice
Aug 24th, 2011, 05:07 PM
I thought Michael would at least be coaching Maria's cousin but I forgot how old she is, perhaps too young to be trained professionally.


Daria is 16. So she should be of age.

Rich tennis kid story. Kind of reminds me of Ernest Gulbis story.

Lol. I haven't been really a fan of her after she said that she didn't need college tennis unlike most players because of her financial status. Her comment just rubbed me the wrong way.

Joelina
Aug 24th, 2011, 05:12 PM
she´s fat

simonsaystennis
Aug 24th, 2011, 06:10 PM
Lol. I haven't been really a fan of her after she said that she didn't need college tennis unlike most players because of her financial status. Her comment just rubbed me the wrong way.

Would you rather her lie? Besides, she didn't slam college tennis and say she was above it. She simply said that her family was fortunately financially secure enough to give pros a try and that her parents were behind her.

cowsonice
Aug 24th, 2011, 06:27 PM
No, I'd rather her not mention it. There are other ways to say why you're going pro without talking about financial status.

But I was just pitching in my 2 cents. You don't need to get so defensive all the time whenever somebody talks bad about an American jr. player. :shrug:

Petra_Fan
Apr 14th, 2013, 11:11 AM
Michael Joyce has stated that he would like to work with Sloane Stephens in the agreement that is out of the USTA system. He is willing to try it on a temporary basis. I personally think Sloane should go with Michael.

simonsaystennis
Apr 14th, 2013, 08:37 PM
Michael Joyce has stated that he would like to work with Sloane Stephens in the agreement that is out of the USTA system. He is willing to try it on a temporary basis. I personally think Sloane should go with Michael.

Source?

With Pegula on the rise, I don't know why he would dump her now.