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NA-GOAT
May 13th, 2012, 06:37 PM
just saw the entry lists for Brussels the week before RG and Eastbourne the week before W and I have to say that they are the weakest lists for these tournaments that I can remember ... last year Eastbourne had Na, Serena, Venus, Vika but this year it looks like these slam winners are saving themselves for the Grand Slams / Olympics ... NaNa said in an interview that this year she will focus on the big events and that is why she won't play between Rome and Roland Garros, between Roland Garros and Wimbledon, between Wimbledon and Summer Olympics ... heck even Karolina isn't playing Brussels in 2012 :spit:

but the SEWTA does not need to worry because there is one top 10 player who decided to make herself available in both Brussels and Eastbourne ... and it is the fan favorite :inlove:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-RlQmOgwKYj0/T5ZqRRi5DpI/AAAAAAAAQvo/O-kwNdvrTr4/s1600/10.JPG

I am not sure what Aga is thinking by scheduling herself for Stuttgart, Madrid, Rome, Brussels, RG, Eastbourne, Wimbledon, San Diego, Olympics :scared: she is going to wear herself out like Karolina in 2010 / 2011 and will lose early in the slams as a result :help:

tenn_ace
May 13th, 2012, 06:39 PM
she might as well while she is playing well. as we have seen it time and time again, players with no weapons/counterpunchers do not stay at the top for an extended period of time, so why not to get the glory/money while she is at the top of her form

Tenis Srbija
May 13th, 2012, 06:39 PM
Marion Bartoli step away, this year you won't be playing the most tournaments among Top 20 :rolls:
Aga is just all over the place! Too bad she didn't play Charleston as well :oh:

mdterp01
May 13th, 2012, 06:39 PM
Is this a joke thread? When is Aga ever going to win a slam?

PS her feet look HUGE!!!!

Simugna Help
May 13th, 2012, 06:39 PM
She's also going to play New Haven. :spit:

A'DAM
May 13th, 2012, 06:52 PM
Well she makes her money while she can...

Gilas.
May 13th, 2012, 06:54 PM
Eastbourne is reasonable but Brussels and New Haven :smash: I originally thought that she's whoring the clay premiers cause she sucks at them and will lose 1r in each anyway, but now she has reached b2b SFs playing Brussels after Rome red clay is just :weirdo:

Whatever, if you can handle it then do it :shrug:

Break My Rapture
May 13th, 2012, 06:54 PM
I'm still wondering as to how she won Fan Favorite award. :spit:

sammy01
May 13th, 2012, 06:58 PM
I'm still wondering as to how she won Fan Favorite award. :spit:

have you not noticed her over zealous fans who make threads about her when she so much as sneezes, well they probably voted day and night :tape:


as for aga i can see her being one of those 'best players you have never heard of' in the papers before wimbledon. though instead of it being the usual #20 something upset experts it will be the world #2 sobbbbbb

Wozzilroy
May 13th, 2012, 06:59 PM
Is this a joke thread? When is Aga ever going to win a slam?

PS her feet look HUGE!!!!

That exactly what I was thinking. She like the NEW Pam Shriver

frenchie
May 13th, 2012, 07:02 PM
I'm OK with eastbourne

Brussels is too much though

danieln1
May 13th, 2012, 07:03 PM
She's following her BFFs Caro steps to achieve the ultimate Goal:

SEWTA#1 :oh:

Break My Rapture
May 13th, 2012, 07:06 PM
have you not noticed her over zealous fans who make threads about her when she so much as sneezes, well they probably voted day and night :tape:


as for aga i can see her being one of those 'best players you have never heard of' in the papers before wimbledon. though instead of it being the usual #20 something upset experts it will be the world #2 sobbbbbb
But like, did the WTA only make that poll available in Poland?

sammy01
May 13th, 2012, 07:09 PM
But like, did the WTA only make that poll available in Poland?

don't worry vika came last where she deserved :hug:

Caipirinha Guy
May 13th, 2012, 07:11 PM
Agnieszka probably won't play Brussels. ;) She'll just come to take an appearance fee. ;)

Break My Rapture
May 13th, 2012, 07:12 PM
don't worry vika came last where she deserved :hug:
:lol:

Australian Open > WTA Fan Favorite. :oh:

$uricate
May 13th, 2012, 07:15 PM
That exactly what I was thinking. She like the NEW Pam Shriver

Except Pam Shriver had a serve.

Uranus
May 13th, 2012, 07:45 PM
Aga is the new Karolina.

Simugna Help
May 13th, 2012, 07:53 PM
Eastbourne is reasonable but Brussels and New Haven :smash: I originally thought that she's whoring the clay premiers cause she sucks at them and will lose 1r in each anyway, but now she has reached b2b SFs playing Brussels after Rome red clay is just :weirdo:

Whatever, if you can handle it then do it :shrug:

I think she'll be pulling out of tournaments like she did with Charleston.

Tenis Srbija
May 13th, 2012, 07:59 PM
One of these days WTA officials will prevent her for entering some tournament...

http://x.vukajlija.com/var/uploads/reactions/201205/4562/friday_gif_collection_07.gif?1336887697

Miracle Worker
May 13th, 2012, 08:02 PM
So this season it's not problem for her playing just before slams. I remember that in one season she had serious problems to play week before RG :scratch:

And she plays in San Diego, cause she has no chance to win medal during Olympics.

$uricate
May 13th, 2012, 08:04 PM
One of these days WTA officials will prevent her for entering some tournament...

http://x.vukajlija.com/var/uploads/reactions/201205/4562/friday_gif_collection_07.gif?1336887697

Is this the official footage of Radwanska trying to sign up for the new 125k in India?

Miss Atomic Bomb
May 13th, 2012, 08:05 PM
What chances?

Tenis Srbija
May 13th, 2012, 08:07 PM
Is this the official footage of Radwanska trying to sign up for the new 125k in India?

The girl actually looks like her in one moment :tape:

vspak
May 13th, 2012, 08:09 PM
Is this the official footage of Radwanska trying to sign up for the new 125k in India?

Yes you're right, this is it
and u forgot about 10k Warsaw
:rolleyes:

V.e.s.W
May 13th, 2012, 08:10 PM
What chances :?

Bismarck.
May 13th, 2012, 08:10 PM
At least we'll have good Eurosport coverage for the events. :shrug:

GoofyDuck
May 13th, 2012, 08:16 PM
At least we'll have good Eurosport coverage for the events. :shrug:

And THAT is how Aga won fan favourite. :hi5:

hobahobaspirit
May 13th, 2012, 08:35 PM
I can't wait till she burns out.

Shivank17
May 13th, 2012, 08:38 PM
When was she a contender for slams anyway? :shrug:

Sammo
May 13th, 2012, 08:39 PM
I hope so, for the sake of tennis.

Cinek
May 13th, 2012, 08:42 PM
Agnieszka probably doesn't play in Brussels if she win some matches in Rome before RG :wavey:

Slamlesswanska
May 13th, 2012, 08:44 PM
Aga won`t play in Brussels - her 16th score is 200 pkt. If she will take some points form Belgium she must play in final but she doesn`t do this.

Eastbourne - ok

Stanford, San Diego - probably not, she said that after Miami.

New Heaven - something like Charleston 2012 ;)

chingching
May 13th, 2012, 09:48 PM
Aga isnt as much a pusher, IMO. I mean, its not l,ike shes Wozniacki,l she actually has weapons. A good serve, slice, volley, greast finesse and can actually hit winners, as shown against Errani

LCS
May 13th, 2012, 10:03 PM
Aga is bitter that she is last to accomplish no 1 from the initial 3 brats (Vika and Caroline as well) so she's whoring around for every point until she gets there. :awww:

HenryMag.
May 13th, 2012, 10:04 PM
Is this the official footage of Radwanska trying to sign up for the new 125k in India?

Brillant :worship:

C. Drone
May 13th, 2012, 10:23 PM
:lol:

Australian Open > WTA Fan Favorite. :oh:

Thats what you think.

In The Zone
May 13th, 2012, 10:24 PM
Aga is not a slam contender - period. She needs to play Brussels and Eastbourne to stay relevant.

donellcarey
May 13th, 2012, 10:25 PM
No. Cuz she ain't winning one.

sweetadri06
May 13th, 2012, 10:29 PM
I don't think that she has much chance to begin with. Sure she has been making SF and/or F consistently but in a slam that's a whole other ballgame. Most likely if she makes it to a slam SF she will run into Azarenka, Maria, Serena or Kvitova and she would not be the favorite in either of those match-ups.

edificio
May 13th, 2012, 10:33 PM
She needs a lot of luck and a great draw to win a slam, so these tournies will hardly change that. Anyway, I think she plays better when she plays more often. But, please, no more Vika/Aga finals. :eek:

vozas
May 13th, 2012, 10:38 PM
http://adaptershack.com/m/files/img401.imageshack.us_img401_7936_notsureifserious. gif

What chances?

Mynarco
May 13th, 2012, 10:39 PM
Is this the official footage of Radwanska trying to sign up for the new 125k in India?

:lol:

Linguae^
May 13th, 2012, 10:58 PM
That boring loser will never win a Slam. Especially when Azarenka is not retired.

Edy.
May 13th, 2012, 11:10 PM
What chances? :lol:

Brad[le]y.
May 14th, 2012, 12:20 AM
1. Playing Eastbourne is not a bad idea. A lot of top players play there to warm up for grass. Kvitova played a long final in Eastbourne and won Wimbledon.

2. I thought she said she wasn't playing Brussels :confused: depending on how she does in Rome it might be a mistake

3. Please stop making threads.

The Kaz
May 14th, 2012, 12:41 AM
It's official, Aga has offically made it :sobbing:

The hate for her as escalated on this board to Caro 2010/2011 porportions... World #1 is not far away for her :hysteric:

Charlatan
May 14th, 2012, 01:09 AM
after all, she is our beloved 'queen vulture' for a reason...

Smitten
May 14th, 2012, 01:15 AM
She has chances? Local.

Aryman3
May 14th, 2012, 05:31 AM
Aga's not playing Brussels

Grigorpova
May 14th, 2012, 05:34 AM
OH MY GOD her feet in that photo.. :spit:

Stonerpova
May 14th, 2012, 05:38 AM
It can't hurt. Her chances aren't that good to begin with.

Malva
May 14th, 2012, 08:16 AM
OH MY GOD her feet in that photo.. :spit:

A wide-angle lens exaggerates the size of the objects that are nearer. Because of this distortion it is avoided in portraits. Despite its inherent distortions, its increased depth-of-focus is a reason why a wide angle lens is nevertheless used in tight interior shots and shots at a close distance, like in the shot that amazed you so much.

GeeTee
May 14th, 2012, 08:37 AM
If she plays Brussels and Eastbourne, she has twice as much chance of winning a Slam....





But 2x0 still = 0

stromatolite
May 14th, 2012, 08:58 AM
At best she's a longshot for both RG and Wimbledon, so I think the question is really whether playing Brussels and Eastbourne will help her chances of going relatively deep in the subsequent slam. Eastbourne probably makes some sense, because on grass there's always a chance that she'll draw some unseeded bighitter who could blow her away in R1 if she starts cold. Brussels makes no sense at all, regardless of how deep she goes in Rome. If she's not ready for RG now, playing Brussels isn't going to help her. And come Wimbledon I think having played 6 out of the preceding 7 weeks is going to start to take its toll. She has to start pacing herself like a true top player should.

NeKo
May 14th, 2012, 09:00 AM
Chances to win a slam?

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3etbvUdnH1qzjxmd.gif

vspak
May 14th, 2012, 09:01 AM
^Neko, yes we know, you are ' offical Aga hater' so go away

NeKo
May 14th, 2012, 09:05 AM
^ It's not about being a hater, it is about her game style. I used to hate Kvitova, but I can admit she has a chance to win a slam (another one). You are polish, I think it's normal to defend your country fellow. There are some player in the top who should get injured if she wants to win something big, meeting Azarenka all the time is hurting her popularity.

Simugna Help
May 14th, 2012, 09:29 AM
At best she's a longshot for both RG and Wimbledon, so I think the question is really whether playing Brussels and Eastbourne will help her chances of going relatively deep in the subsequent slam. Eastbourne probably makes some sense, because on grass there's always a chance that she'll draw some unseeded bighitter who could blow her away in R1 if she starts cold. Brussels makes no sense at all, regardless of how deep she goes in Rome. If she's not ready for RG now, playing Brussels isn't going to help her. And come Wimbledon I think having played 6 out of the preceding 7 weeks is going to start to take its toll. She has to start pacing herself like a true top player should.
Why are you assuming she'll go deep in Rome and Paris? :P I thought the consensus is Radwanska is a terrible player, will go down early - thus will have bucketloads of time between Rome and Brussels, between Paris and Eastbourne.
Seriously though, I don't think she'll get past Cetkovska in Rome. Seems to be a tough match-up (H2H 0-3), so matches in Brussels could help her (they didn't hurt Schiavone last year). But if she reaches QF in Rome she won't play Brussels, I suspect. Look at her last-minute withdrawal from Charleston.

stromatolite
May 14th, 2012, 09:50 AM
Why are you assuming she'll go deep in Rome and Paris? :P I thought the consensus is Radwanska is a terrible player, will go down early - thus will have bucketloads of time between Rome and Brussels, between Paris and Eastbourne.
Seriously though, I don't think she'll get past Cetkovska in Rome. Seems to be a tough match-up (H2H 0-3), so matches in Brussels could help her (they didn't hurt Schiavone last year). But if she reaches QF in Rome she won't play Brussels, I suspect. Look at her last-minute withdrawal from Charleston.

I'm not assuming anything, but based on recent form she's likely to do quite well even if she gets a tougher draw for the early rounds at RG than she's been getting lately. Like I said, she should have enough matches already to be as prepared as she ever will be for RG even if she loses early in Rome. She's not likely to suddenly find her GOAT form in Brussels if she doesn't have it already, so she's far better off scheduling that week off in advance. And even if she does lose early in some tournaments, that's not the same as having a week off, because you don't have control over how you use your time in that week.

It's also not smart to make her participation in Brussels contingent on how she does in Rome. It's not that that will hurt her chances at RG (although it won't help them either), but by the end of the year she's going to be completely frazzled if she continues to allow her down time to be dictated by the vagaries of her performances on the tour. With the extra pressure due to the OG this year there is even less scheduling flexibility for players than usual, so this can turn into a real problem for her if she's not careful I think.

Simugna Help
May 14th, 2012, 10:04 AM
I'm not assuming anything, but based on recent form she's likely to do quite well even if she gets a tougher draw for the early rounds at RG than she's been getting lately. Like I said, she should have enough matches already to be as prepared as she ever will be for RG even if she loses early in Rome. She's not likely to suddenly find her GOAT form in Brussels if she doesn't have it already, so she's far better off scheduling that week off in advance. And even if she does lose early in some tournaments, that's not the same as having a week off, because you don't have control over how you use your time in that week.

It's also not smart to make her participation in Brussels contingent on how she does in Rome. It's not that that will hurt her chances at RG (although it won't help them either), but by the end of the year she's going to be completely frazzled if she continues to allow her down time to be dictated by the vagaries of her performances on the tour. With the extra pressure due to the OG this year there is even less scheduling flexibility for players than usual, so this can turn into a real problem for her if she's not careful I think.
Yes, that is definitely some concern but I wouldn't worry about it too much. She and her team are aware of the issue of playing too many matches (in fact, she complains about excess amount of matches very often) and given how tennis experts on TF believe her talent is extremely limited which contrasts Agatha's quite big achievements - they are not idiots and can probably schedule around long term development. So far this year, other than the strange journey to Kuala Lumpur for appearance fees, she hasn't played that many tournaments compared to most other top players, in fact she only played one more match than Azarenka.

We'll see over the next few weeks how it turns out.

stromatolite
May 14th, 2012, 10:11 AM
Yes, that is definitely some concern but I wouldn't worry about it too much. She and her team are aware of the issue of playing too many matches (in fact, she complains about excess amount of matches very often) and given how tennis experts on TF believe her talent is extremely limited which contrasts Agatha's quite big achievements - they are not idiots and can probably schedule around long term development. So far this year, other than the strange journey to Kuala Lumpur for appearance fees, she hasn't played that many tournaments compared to most other top players, in fact she only played one more match than Azarenka.

We'll see over the next few weeks how it turns out.

I think Vika has a similar problem actually. I don't think either has fully adjusted to the fact that they are winning almost all of their matches these days. 40-odd matches is a lot before the second slam of the year has even started.

But I guess from a tennis fan's point of view it's a luxury problem, and even a nice change after years in which the best players on the tour were only playing 10-12 tournaments all year.;)

Daniel
May 14th, 2012, 10:19 AM
I hope she does not play Brussels. It is always best to start a GS fresh and eager , not feeling so tired, specially since Aga is winning lots of matches this season so far

Simugna Help
May 14th, 2012, 10:21 AM
I think Vika has a similar problem actually. I don't think either has fully adjusted to the fact that they are winning almost all of their matches these days. 40-odd matches is a lot before the second slam of the year has even started.

But I guess from a tennis fan's point of view it's a luxury problem, and even a nice change after years in which the best players on the tour were only playing 10-12 tournaments all year.;)
I think most top players of last decade had a season or two when they played humongous amounts of matches, too. I remember Clijsters in 2003 playing a hundred matches (or so).

vozas
May 14th, 2012, 10:30 AM
I think most top players of last decade had a season or two when they played humongous amounts of matches, too. I remember Clijsters in 2003 playing a hundred matches (or so).

Pushers do that a lot. Empress in 2007 was just :facepalm:

But at least she has a great h2h against the sisters :oh:

stromatolite
May 14th, 2012, 10:31 AM
I think most top players of last decade had a season or two when they played humongous amounts of matches, too. I remember Clijsters in 2003 playing a hundred matches (or so).

I just looked it up:102 matches. That's sick!:lol:

flareon
May 14th, 2012, 10:34 AM
No because at this moment in time I do not see her winning a slam... I mean she can play on grass she won eastbourne before, but there are probably at least 6-7 players who are better on grass than her, she hates roland garros never got past the fourth round before so thats going to be tough, I mean has she even won a red clay event? I do not know.

Cinek
May 14th, 2012, 10:40 AM
No because at this moment in time I do not see her winning a slam... I mean she can play on grass she won eastbourne before, but there are probably at least 6-7 players who are better on grass than her, she hates roland garros never got past the fourth round before so thats going to be tough, I mean has she even won a red clay event? I do not know.

WTA Istambul 2008 - Tier III (singles)
WTA Istambul 2007 (in doubles, w/Ula Radwańska)
ITF Biella $100,000 (singles)
Junior Roland Garros 2006 (in singles) and also final in doubles (with Caro)

flareon
May 14th, 2012, 10:42 AM
WTA Istambul 2008 - Tier III (singles)
WTA Istambul 2007 (in doubles, w/Ula Radwańska)
ITF Biella $100,000 (singles)
Junior Roland Garros 2006 (in singles) and also final in doubles (with Caro)

Thanks so she has one under her belt, in my opinion she should drop brussels and go straight to paris...

frenchie
May 14th, 2012, 10:43 AM
Aga's favorite surface is grass so I don't see the problem with Eastbourne.
She's a great player on it

Cinek
May 14th, 2012, 10:43 AM
She drops Brussels if win some matches in Rome and need rest before RG :).

frenchie
May 14th, 2012, 10:48 AM
Aga playing every week is such a tennis myth on this forum!!
Just check her schedule!

Her only schedule error so far this year is Kuala Lumpur. And there was probably a good reason behind that ($$)
And I'm sure she'll drop Brussels if she wins a few rounds in Rome.

Simugna Help
May 14th, 2012, 11:01 AM
Aga's favorite surface is grass so I don't see the problem with Eastbourne.
She's a great player on it

Definitely, her game is beautiful on grass, hopefully this year she'll have results to show for it. :yeah:

Smitten
May 14th, 2012, 05:04 PM
Definitely, her game is beautiful on grass, hopefully this year she'll have results to show for it. :yeah:

She has won Eastbourne and has two Wimbledon QFs. That's more than enough for a player of her ability.

zigga
May 14th, 2012, 05:42 PM
No. I guess her maximum reach in GS is QF, maybe SF with a really really good draw if she plays those events or not ;)

Kworb
May 14th, 2012, 05:54 PM
She is like Wozniacki and Jankovic, she prefers playing matches rather than practicing. :shrug: Nothing wrong with it.

Ferg
May 14th, 2012, 06:26 PM
Her chances of winning either are nil anyway so it wont hurt her chances.

gorre
May 14th, 2012, 06:30 PM
:eek: :rolleyes: Someone completely out of touch with reality...As has beed said, on the Grand Slam level she's never been past the QF. I watched Aga against Azarenka(Madrid) and have no idea how she could win Wimbly this year :confused:

saul1333
May 14th, 2012, 06:53 PM
It will increase her winning potency.

Wiggly
May 14th, 2012, 06:55 PM
She is like Wozniacki and Jankovic, she prefers playing matches rather than practicing. :shrug: Nothing wrong with it.

You can't really try to work on things and improve your game while playing a match.

Wozniacki still has the same game than two years ago. Everybody adjusted and she's on a free fall right now.

Kworb
May 14th, 2012, 07:15 PM
You can't really try to work on things and improve your game while playing a match.

Wozniacki still has the same game than two years ago. Everybody adjusted and she's on a free fall right now.

Wozniacki has been playing like crap ever since she started dating Rory. :shrug: Has nothing to do with her training methods.

And if you play a lot of matches you still have plenty of time for technical improvement, you just don't have to work on fitness and routine shots as much.

sammy01
May 14th, 2012, 11:02 PM
Wozniacki has been playing like crap ever since she started dating Rory. :shrug: Has nothing to do with her training methods.

And if you play a lot of matches you still have plenty of time for technical improvement, you just don't have to work on fitness and routine shots as much.


personally i think a lot of the problem with women's tennis is that girls don't play enough when they are training. i go to a lot of challengers and all the hitting and practicing is girls hitting to each other giving each other a nice groove on their strokes but they never practice awkward shots.

kerber looks like someone who has done a lot of practice sets and points, hence why whe is able to hit good shots when in awkward positions. however there are so many girls who come totally unstuck if they have to hit those types of shots. feeding balls out of a basket and having nice cooperative practice hits is all well and good but i think the girls need to play points more.

you either do that by playing a lot of tournaments, or playing regular points or sets when your practice.

Simugna Help
May 15th, 2012, 08:42 AM
Aga said she hasn't decided about playing Brussels yet, she definitely won't play neither Stanford nor Carlsbad.

Gilas.
May 15th, 2012, 09:08 AM
Aga said she hasn't decided about playing Brussels yet, she definitely won't play neither Stanford nor Carlsbad.

Really, that's like tons to defend :eek: But I guess 2 weeks before Olympics is too much to ask and play.

Simugna Help
May 15th, 2012, 09:16 AM
I forgot to write she might play Palermo or Bastad "in order to practice". US torunaments are out of question because they're too far. Kind of weird to play clay tournaments as a part of preparations for OG but we'll see.

vozas
May 15th, 2012, 09:30 AM
Petra :facepalm: wtf is wrong with her?

vozas
May 15th, 2012, 09:33 AM
xxx

Caipirinha Guy
May 15th, 2012, 09:37 AM
:lol: people, she's smart enough. She will pull another Charleston in Brussells - withdrawing when the draw is made ;)
She also won't play Stanford and San Diego - so definitely doesn't want to play just to get another points.

LUVMIRZA
May 15th, 2012, 09:44 AM
Wat GrandSlam winning chances:confused:

frenchie
May 15th, 2012, 10:25 AM
There is not a lot to play between Wimbledon and the OG....
Only 3 weeks with clay events in Europe and 2 hard court events (but in America which is too far)
And Baku is the week before the Olympics

If Aga wants to play something, I suggest Bastad or Carlsbad if she doesn't mind the trip

jrm
May 15th, 2012, 11:41 AM
Oh no, Dulgheru now won't have a chance to do well in Brussels

NA-GOAT
Jun 1st, 2012, 02:49 PM
LMAO I called it ... Aga should have skipped Brussels and concentrated on RG ... it does not matter how many weak Premiers you pick up ... Aga on her way to Eastbourne :bigwave:

MrJovani2293
Jun 1st, 2012, 03:25 PM
LMAO I called it ... Aga should have skipped Brussels and concentrated on RG ... it does not matter how many weak Premiers you pick up ... Aga on her way to Eastbourne :bigwave:

If you watched the match, even if Aga skipped Brussels, there was no way she was going to beat Kuznetsova. Svetlana was playing amazing and her style of play is a horrible match up for Aga. Aga might as well as collected some points in Brussels cause she wasn't going to collect any in RG.

starin
Jun 1st, 2012, 03:27 PM
She probably knows that in order to win a slam everyone in her draw will have to beat themselves, her game is pretty much irrelevant to the outcome so why not pick up some extra money and points while she still has the legs to play her pushing game.

Gilas.
Jun 1st, 2012, 03:27 PM
If you watched the match, even if Aga skipped Brussels, there was no way she was going to beat Kuznetsova. Svetlana was playing amazing and her style of play is a horrible match up for Aga. Aga might as well as collected some points in Brussels cause she wasn't going to collect any in RG.

Pretty much. That loss has nothing to do with stamina. I mean she played less than 6hrs in 4 matches in Bruxelles and then took a 1.5hr train ride to Paris. And then she played a total of 1 hr 49mins in her first two rounds here with one day of break in each.

She was outplayed, no excuses :shrug:

stromatolite
Jun 1st, 2012, 03:29 PM
^Yeah, don't think Brussels made any difference. It probably helped her a little in the first 2 rounds, when she played really good, but even her best clay game is just not effective against a great claycourter like Sveta, no matter how many tournaments she's played. Her main hope today was that Sveta would play badly, but she didn't. End of story.

Smith Saybrook
Jun 1st, 2012, 03:29 PM
It's clear Bruxelles was not the reason why she lost to Kuznetsova today. On clay against a zeroed in Sveta, she'll always have no chance.

I don't think Aga will ever win RG anyway.

MrJovani2293
Jun 1st, 2012, 03:32 PM
^^ AMEN to that. I wonder why though. you would think that her game would be a good match up with clay but she plays better on grass! Now she can head to the grass courts and prepare.

Gilas.
Jun 1st, 2012, 03:35 PM
^^ AMEN to that. I wonder why though. you would think that her game would be a good match up with clay but she plays better on grass! Now she can head to the grass courts and prepare.

She is a good mover and defends well enough on clay, but her shots are too underpowered to cause any real damage against good opponents. Even her serve which is much improved is like nothing today, Sveta is hitting it in the corners.

Her game is much more effective on faster courts where her serve (surprisingly ;)) gives her more free points and her forehand can help her dictate rallies.

Excelscior
Jun 1st, 2012, 03:37 PM
^^ AMEN to that. I wonder why though. you would think that her game would be a good match up with clay but she plays better on grass! Now she can head to the grass courts and prepare.

Grass, gives her balls that extra "Ooommpph", that just die in the red clay.

Even some one much smaller like Sara Errani, has a ball that just penetrates the court better/faster than Aga's, along with her other clay court attributes.

C2S
Jun 1st, 2012, 03:40 PM
She only played four short matches in Brussels and then had easy R1 in Paris. There is no way she got too tired, had plenty of time to recover...

Gilas.
Jun 1st, 2012, 03:43 PM
Grass, gives her balls that extra "Ooommpph", that just die in the red clay.

Even some one much smaller like Sara Errani, has a ball that just penetrates the court better/faster than Aga's, along with her other clay court attributes.

Spin is always a good attribute on clay, and Sarita has a good topspin forehand at her disposal ;)
Aga's flat shots are just very hittable on clay. Her most powerful shots are easily sliced back DEEP at her foot :lol: Cetkovska was doing this to no end in ROme and Sveta was defending very easily with this tactic in their match.

Miracle Worker
Jun 1st, 2012, 04:52 PM
She won almost 500 points in Belgium. She would have to win 4 matches in Paris to earn the same amount of points. Right now only 4 players will win more points for those weeks (Brussels and Paris). She won something about 640 in both of these tournaments.

This shows that you can suck in slams and you still can be in TOP5.

C. Drone
Jun 1st, 2012, 04:56 PM
she was outplayed of course, fatigue is no reason she lost. So Brussels is fine... but why did she play doubles with Kerbie?

bobito
Jun 1st, 2012, 05:29 PM
Sveta in that form was always going to thrash Radwanska. As for Eastbourne, it won't affect her slam chances at all because she has about as much chance of winning Wimbledon than she does of beating Vitali Klitschko for the heavyweight boxing title.

Drake1980
Jun 1st, 2012, 06:00 PM
Eastbourne is a smart move. She's not going to win Wimbledon anyway(though I would love it if she did).

NA-GOAT
Jun 1st, 2012, 06:47 PM
congrats Aga on your 470 points for winning Eastbourne as Venus, Serena, Vika, Na, Maria are all skipping it :yawn:

Gilas.
Jun 1st, 2012, 06:48 PM
congrats Aga on your 470 points for winning Eastbourne as Venus, Serena, Vika, Na, Maria are all skipping it :yawn:

Defending champ and finalist? :confused:

frenchie
Jun 1st, 2012, 06:54 PM
Brussels W + FO 3rd round = 630 points

more than a GS QF! so it was a smart move!!

Matt01
Jun 1st, 2012, 07:58 PM
She probably knows that in order to win a slam everyone in her draw will have to beat themselves, her game is pretty much irrelevant to the outcome so why not pick up some extra money and points while she still has the legs to play her pushing game.


:bs:

Aga's play has a lot to do with the outcome of he matches. She played like crap today hence the one-sided score.

Matt01
Jun 1st, 2012, 08:00 PM
congrats Aga on your 470 points for winning Eastbourne as Venus, Serena, Vika, Na, Maria are all skipping it :yawn:


Who got two beatdowns from Aga this year already...mentioning her doesn't prove your point.

Patrick345
Jun 1st, 2012, 08:04 PM
Brussels W + FO 3rd round = 630 points

more than a GS QF! so it was a smart move!!

True. 500 points is also the max available to Radwanska at Slams. :oh:

C. Drone
Jun 1st, 2012, 08:06 PM
Brussels W + FO 3rd round = 630 points

more than a GS QF! so it was a smart move!!

200pts less, because that was her 16th best result before Brussels. So its 430 overall.

dsanders06
Jun 1st, 2012, 08:18 PM
Isn't Kvitova playing Eastbourne? She would obviously go in as favourite over Radwanska :lol:

rnwerner
Jun 1st, 2012, 08:24 PM
Brussels W + FO 3rd round = 630 points

more than a GS QF! so it was a smart move!!

Well, in one way this is true.
Concerning points, it was ok.

And also bad luck: Kuznetsova was the best player between 25 and 32.

On grass, she will gain more points.
She can win Eastbourne and reach QF or SF at Wimbledon.