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darkangel23
Feb 21st, 2012, 02:54 PM
Well done Simona!

Anastasia is having a very rough start of 2012 tough... Year W-L 2-5 now

TheBoiledEgg
Feb 21st, 2012, 02:55 PM
NID
Nastya rank plateau-ing out
she should pleteau out something else instead

postalblowfish
Feb 21st, 2012, 02:55 PM
Next round will be interesting.

Nicolas
Feb 21st, 2012, 02:56 PM
Nastya should have played 25K Moscow instead :o

Mynarco
Feb 21st, 2012, 02:57 PM
Should have played Monterrey

ElusiveChanteuse
Feb 21st, 2012, 02:59 PM
Has she won a match this year?:tape: It seems like she just lost first round in everywhere she plays.:o

aguy9797
Feb 21st, 2012, 03:01 PM
nice win, Simona

Nastya, and I was worrying about Vera's slump :rolleyes:

Blu€
Feb 21st, 2012, 03:05 PM
:o no 6-0 for Caro :tears:

Simona :yeah: having a nice couple of weeks!

Curcubeu
Feb 21st, 2012, 03:08 PM
Well done, Simona!

6 games in a row to win the match! :)

Nastya's serve is still a mess. She DFed less than Simona today, but it's clearly visible that she is not going for her 1st serves. In the 1st set, half of her 2nd serves were DF...
Only won 4/17 points on her second as well. I only hope she can find back her form, it's sad to see her decreasing like that.

I hope Simona can make it competitive against Wozniacki who obviously isn't comfortable in windy conditions.

Tezuka.
Feb 21st, 2012, 03:08 PM
What the hell happened to her?:facepalm:

Fantasy Hero
Feb 21st, 2012, 03:14 PM
Simo :cheer: but please don't win against Caro now :sobbing:

Mahon_Lorcan
Feb 21st, 2012, 03:15 PM
Expected.

Simona please beat Pushniacki!

borrowedheaven
Feb 21st, 2012, 03:15 PM
No :sad:

BlueTrees
Feb 21st, 2012, 03:27 PM
NID
Nastya rank plateau-ing out
she should pleteau out something else instead

:hysteric:

Siderophyre
Feb 21st, 2012, 03:28 PM
NID. Pavs is so over-rated on here. It's one thing to have a shitload of potential, it's quite another to realise it.

Papillon.
Feb 21st, 2012, 03:33 PM
NID. Pavs is so over-rated on here. It's one thing to have a shitload of potential, it's quite another to realise it.

Nearly every single person here shares that exact view so I don't know what makes you think this forum overrates her.

GoofyDuck
Feb 21st, 2012, 03:36 PM
Get yourself back in shape or back in form,. I Anastasia';s game.

RG SF is alot of points to defend...

Jane Lane
Feb 21st, 2012, 03:36 PM
Get yourself back in shape or back in form,. I Anastasia';s game.

RG SF is alot of points to defend...

Wasn't it a QF?

NID. Simona :yeah: Saving my FTID.

Papillon.
Feb 21st, 2012, 03:36 PM
She only made the quarters of Roland Garros.

Mistress of Evil
Feb 21st, 2012, 03:40 PM
Somebody is on the way out of TOP 50 :hearts::sobbing:

tejmeglekvár
Feb 21st, 2012, 03:43 PM
i dont even know why she is going for tournaments nowadays...

Siderophyre
Feb 21st, 2012, 03:44 PM
Nearly every single person here shares that exact view so I don't know what makes you think this forum overrates her.

That's funny because I've lost count of the number of times I've read in here that she's the most talented of her generation.

Papillon.
Feb 21st, 2012, 04:00 PM
That's funny because I've lost count of the number of times I've read in here that she's the most talented of her generation.

Which doen't even conflict with what you said. You acknowledged that she had a shitload of potential, just like most people do. I don't see it go much further. It really is all she has going for her ATM because everyone acknowledges that she hasn't made things happen for herself. The potential is there, the realisation isn't; that's why everyone laments the fact that she's a disappointment and should be achieving more. Isn't that what you said, more or less?

dsanders06
Feb 21st, 2012, 04:01 PM
NID.

:tears:

duhcity
Feb 21st, 2012, 04:01 PM
That's funny because I've lost count of the number of times I've read in here that she's the most talented of her generation.

You just said something like that too...are you high?

Pick it up for IW Pavs :hug:

Siderophyre
Feb 21st, 2012, 04:02 PM
Which doen't even conflict with what you said. You acknowledged that she had a shitload of potential, just like most people do. I don't see it go much further. It really is all she has going for her ATM because everyone acknowledges that she hasn't made things happen for herself. The potential is there, the realisation isn't; that's why everyone laments the fact that she's a disappointment and should be achieving more. Isn't that what you said, more or less?

I give in. You win.

dsanders06
Feb 21st, 2012, 04:06 PM
That's funny because I've lost count of the number of times I've read in here that she's the most talented of her generation.

(Potentially) 2nd-most talented of her generation behind Kvitova, and most potential for clay :bigwave:

The only hope is this horrible run of form is finally the wake-up call she needs. The last couple of years have kind of been the worst possible situation for her: she's been kind of coasting along doing decently without working hard, which means she's both been underperforming AND she's got into her head that she can atleast get by with minimal effort, plus the thought that all the other young players were at the same sort of level as her so she had plenty of time. Hopefully the last few weeks have made her realise that she needs to up her work ethic if she wants to get results, because that's what Generation Suck is doing (including even Halep seemingly) and she's suddenly in danger of being left behind.

Jane Lane
Feb 21st, 2012, 04:13 PM
I just don't see Slam winning potential in Nastya, I'm sorry. You can have all the ballstriking talent in the world and it means nothing if you don't work to improve your weaknesses.

hankqq
Feb 21st, 2012, 04:19 PM
While she's obviously in a slump and not playing her best at the moment, I always viewed Pavlyuchenkova as the kind of player who should win a bunch of smaller titles and routinely lose in the rd16 or rd32 of slams but nothing more. :shrug:

She only made the quarters of Roland Garros.
and the USO.

borrowedheaven
Feb 21st, 2012, 04:24 PM
But she's still very young, so she can improve them. If she gets fit and is fully commited, I think she will be a force to be reckoned with in Slams, definitely RG.

I think it's too early to tell wether she's gonna fulfill her potential of not, but she needs to change some things. And get a decent coach.

NeKo
Feb 21st, 2012, 04:25 PM
Now please beat Wozniacki !

Stonerpova
Feb 21st, 2012, 04:27 PM
What the hell is going on with Pavs? :weirdo:

Inger67
Feb 21st, 2012, 04:28 PM
Was up 2-0 in the second set then lost 6 games in a row :rolleyes: Seriously, when is she going to get her shit together?

Belmont Lad
Feb 21st, 2012, 04:37 PM
Pavs :help: Saw her play in Oz, and her form seems to be deteriorating even further. :sad:

hurricanejeanne
Feb 21st, 2012, 04:38 PM
I don't know what to do with Nastia anymore. I keep waiting for her to have that moment where she realizes she needs to put up or shut up but she hasn't made it there yet I guess.

The Dawntreader
Feb 21st, 2012, 05:13 PM
(Potentially) 2nd-most talented of her generation behind Kvitova, and most potential for clay :bigwave:



Based on what?:tape::lol:

Siderophyre
Feb 21st, 2012, 05:14 PM
Based on what?:tape::lol:

Yes, exactly.

Gilas.
Feb 21st, 2012, 05:15 PM
And she didn't defend Monterrey this week for this massive fail performance. Girl needs MUCH smarter scheduling.
On the other hand it's nice to see the other Romanians stepping up while Warsaw-GOAT is slowly falling to obscurity :sobbing:

Excelscior
Feb 21st, 2012, 05:16 PM
Poor Pav's.

Get better, Stronger, Faster and (most importantly) physically and mentally Fitter!!

monmonito
Feb 21st, 2012, 05:16 PM
Pavs going down down down...no good result at all

Gilas.
Feb 21st, 2012, 05:16 PM
Based on what?:tape::lol:

She bashes the ball on both sides = talent according to tennis experts :)

Excelscior
Feb 21st, 2012, 05:17 PM
And she didn't defend Monterrey this week for this massive fail performance. Girl needs MUCH smarter scheduling.
On the other hand it's nice to see the other Romanians stepping up while Warsaw-GOAT is slowly falling to obscurity :sobbing:

Funny. :lol: :eek: :lol:

The Dawntreader
Feb 21st, 2012, 05:17 PM
She bashes the ball on both sides = talent according to tennis experts :)

:lol:

Pavs hits a pretty ball, beautiful stroke production, but it's not enough.

Gilas.
Feb 21st, 2012, 05:19 PM
:lol:

Pavs hits a pretty ball, beautiful stroke production, but it's not enough.

I was being sarcastic :oh: Girl can't even serve nowadays :o

The Dawntreader
Feb 21st, 2012, 05:22 PM
I was being sarcastic :oh: Girl can't even serve nowadays :o

And she moves like an Elephant Seal with a drink problem. It's sad.

NeKo
Feb 21st, 2012, 05:43 PM
And she didn't defend Monterrey this week for this massive fail performance. Girl needs MUCH smarter scheduling.
On the other hand it's nice to see the other Romanians stepping up while Warsaw-GOAT is slowly falling to obscurity :sobbing:

Message from Dulgheru:

http://0.tqn.com/d/politicalhumor/1/0/N/9/arnold_then_now.jpg

dsanders06
Feb 21st, 2012, 05:43 PM
:lol:

Pavs hits a pretty ball, beautiful stroke production, but it's not enough.

Great timing and natural power, more than enough to hit through players (especially on slower surfaces where she has the time to set up), and actually she's not a bad defensive player even as it is (she has good anticipation and court sense). Plus, although her work ethic is terrible, she does have decent mental toughness when she actually puts her mind to it (exhibit A being her US Open match against Schiavone last year).

Like I said, potential is no guarantee of anything, and if she doesn't pick up her work ethic she's never going to get close -- but are you really saying she doesn't have more potential from a technical standpoint than the likes of Wozniacki or Radwanska? :lol:

Juju Nostalgique
Feb 21st, 2012, 05:45 PM
:happy: :oh:

iPatty
Feb 21st, 2012, 06:29 PM
Simona :worship: If she keeps this form up the clay season will be very good to her.

StoneRose
Feb 21st, 2012, 06:37 PM
Oh well, Simona plays well atm. Nastya doesn't obviously.

Andiyan
Feb 21st, 2012, 06:42 PM
Nid :cheer:

Sombrerero loco
Feb 21st, 2012, 07:07 PM
chunkova is slumping, its confirmed already...

Linguae^
Feb 21st, 2012, 07:07 PM
Nastya, stop with your fckery, what's you problem?

Adrian.
Feb 21st, 2012, 08:14 PM
NID

Inform-player def. Slumping elephant :shrug:

tenn_ace
Feb 21st, 2012, 11:12 PM
I guess Spanish academy not working either for NP

Tomic
Feb 22nd, 2012, 03:28 AM
Should have played Monterrey. Should ask for WC too Malaysian Open . get it together Nastya Clay season coming up

Inger67
Feb 22nd, 2012, 04:02 AM
Pavly come on! Why are all my faves sucking so much lately? :sobbing:

Wiggly
Feb 22nd, 2012, 04:27 AM
Saw some pics on Getty Images. Sweet Jesus.

Lord Choc Ice
Feb 22nd, 2012, 04:58 AM
Bakery :(.

Daniel
Feb 22nd, 2012, 10:22 AM
Nastya :sad: :sad:

Navratil
Feb 22nd, 2012, 12:36 PM
I think Pavlyuchenkova would have had a greater chance of beating Wozniacki though she really struggled this year...