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tennisbum79
May 14th, 2012, 05:53 AM
As we all know, Amelie has joined Azarenka team and been working with her .

Has anyone noticed her influence on Vika game yet?


I personally think if any change, it will be noticeable during the grass season.
Given Amelie's past performance, that is the surface I think she will be more helpful to Azarenka

Stonerpova
May 14th, 2012, 06:06 AM
I really don't see what she's hoping to get from Amelie. We'll see I guess.

tennisbum79
May 14th, 2012, 06:35 AM
I really don't see what she's hoping to get from Amelie. We'll see I guess.
If Vika approached Amelie, she must have thought Amelie can add something to her game

Grigorpova
May 14th, 2012, 06:39 AM
Maybe to avoid getting booed by the French crowd.. :sobbing:

Svetlana)))
May 14th, 2012, 06:40 AM
Hopefully Amelie wasn't behind that fug-ugly change in service motion. Makes her look even more robotic and mechanical than she already was

tennisbum79
May 14th, 2012, 06:41 AM
Maybe to avoid getting booed by the French crowd.. :sobbing:
I doubt that will stop the French from engaging in one their favorite rituals

Stonerpova
May 14th, 2012, 06:47 AM
I doubt that will stop the French from engaging in one their favorite rituals

If you're going to disagree with all of the responses then why did you open the thread? :lol:

sweetadri06
May 14th, 2012, 06:48 AM
If those DFs are any indication, sadly yes the influence is showing.

Zhao
May 14th, 2012, 06:51 AM
sure vikapowerless has that helpless constipated look when playin against Rena

tennisbum79
May 14th, 2012, 06:53 AM
If you're going to disagree with all of the responses then why did you open the thread? :lol:
The goal of the thread, any thread, is NOT to look for agreement, it is to engage people.

I do think my response to your comments was unreasonable

tennisbum79
May 14th, 2012, 07:14 AM
When in Wimbledon, if Vika starts doing chip-and-charge on Serena big serve ( that she can read), then I know Amelie had made inroads in convincing her to give a different look to Serena.

Dexter
May 14th, 2012, 07:19 AM
if she wilts under pressure and bows out early at RG then we can surely make such statements.

PetraReeMona
May 14th, 2012, 07:20 AM
if she wilts under pressure and bows out early at RG then we can surely make such statements.

:happy: :oh:

vozas
May 14th, 2012, 09:35 AM
Well the influence would be in Azarenka's netplay. She had a surface fast enough to show those skills but they were MIA in Madrid from what I saw. Chances are Wimbledon has been slowed down even more, so maybe Eastbourne? :oh:

young_gunner913
May 14th, 2012, 09:36 AM
She got a beatdown from Serena, it's definitely showing. :lol:

JRena
May 14th, 2012, 09:51 AM
She's experimenting, we'll see if she gets anything out of Amelie.

frenchie
May 14th, 2012, 11:56 AM
well she won't help her beat Serena, that's for sure....

tennisbum79
May 14th, 2012, 02:08 PM
Well the influence would be in Azarenka's netplay. She had a surface fast enough to show those skills but they were MIA in Madrid from what I saw. Chances are Wimbledon has been slowed down even more, so maybe Eastbourne? :oh:
I agree, if any contribution at all [from Amelie] that can add a positive and effective dimension to Vika's game, it should come on grass.
And my guess it would in 2 areas
1) ROS===> Chip-and-charge on those Serena big serves (if she can read them)
2) Better net-play to complement 1)

For all these to be effective, Vika has to be willing get off the baseline and be willing to venture to the net.


So the success of this added dimension will depend on Azarenka's disposition to buy it and make it her own.
If she is not committed, it will be ineffective.
We shall see during Wimby and I am sure it will be one of the story lines (by commentators) if Amelie is still in Vika's corner

danieln1
May 14th, 2012, 02:15 PM
Amelie should teach her to volley, she was perfect at the net.

Azarenka has mediocre volleys at best, she doesnt feel confortable at net, as 90% of the tour does.

tennisbum79
May 14th, 2012, 02:18 PM
well she won't help her beat Serena, that's for sure....
I can't say for sure, but I can say Serena's ability to figure out opponent during a match and neutralize her strength is one of the weapon she had added to her game.

You can see this at display against Stosur, who usually has a strong start against Serena, and when Serena figured out how to cut off those high jumping serve and returned with equal ferocity, Stosur has nowhere else to go.
Of there are times when Sam has been successful in mixing it up.

Rolling-Thunder
May 14th, 2012, 02:56 PM
I loved watching Mauresmo yesterday. She had that stunned look so familiar when she was playing Serena in the past. She must have had a panic attack seeing her student being decimated and looking pathetic. That was pure joy for me.

Linguae^
May 14th, 2012, 02:57 PM
Her influence was based on Azarenka getting pummeled by Serena.
LMAO, I even forgot that Mauresmo was in her camp, I see no changes, really.

Kon.
May 14th, 2012, 03:00 PM
The only change I see in Azarenka is the one of the service motion.
I don't know if it was Mauresmo's idea but it's a bad one.
I think we need to wait longer to see. Maybe the grass season, as you said.

améliemomo
May 14th, 2012, 03:04 PM
what is nice to know is that serena big ass wont be crowned at Paris despite all the hype she gets from her fans after winning a "NON CLAY COURT" tournament like Madrid:rolleyes:

if she wins Rome you will be legitime to open your mouth on how great she is blablabla

As for amelie she was a great player with a lot of qualities, lot of variety something serena doesnt know nor have. Azarenka probably wants another speech, another vision of the game that's why she asked for amelie to work with her

if she's able to get some classy tennis like amelie had at her prime, that would be fine for her and her game. Not being a one dimensionnal player.

J4m3ka
May 14th, 2012, 03:07 PM
what is nice to know is that serena big ass wont be crowned at Paris despite all the hype she gets from her fans after winning a "NON CLAY COURT" tournament like Madrid:rolleyes:

if she wins Rome you will be legitime to open your mouth on how great she is blablabla



http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lyjcixsA1A1qa6g1m.gif

Miss Amor
May 14th, 2012, 03:07 PM
As for amelie she was a great player with a lot of qualities, lot of variety something serena doesnt know nor have.

Oh no :sad: No wonder Amelie so throughly owned Serena in majority of their matches. :sad:













































:spit:

tennisbum79
May 14th, 2012, 03:08 PM
what is nice to know is that serena big ass wont be crowned at Paris despite all the hype she gets from her fans after winning a "NON CLAY COURT" tournament like Madrid:rolleyes:

if she wins Rome you will be legitime to open your mouth on how great she is blablabla.

This is unnecessarily bad because it is disjointed.
Had you simply focused and limited your comment on the topic of the thread, you would have done better.

Where is hablo when you need her?

Break My Rapture
May 14th, 2012, 03:58 PM
Are we there with the 'mediocre volleys' shit again? :yawn:

JEVO5tfTNz8

Y'all hardly have any receipts to prove that she is a bad volleyer, while there is loads of proof out there to justify the opposite.

DefyingGravity
May 14th, 2012, 04:16 PM
Are we there with the 'mediocre volleys' shit again? :yawn:

JEVO5tfTNz8

Y'all hardly have any receipts to prove that she is a bad volleyer, while there is loads of proof out there to justify the opposite.

Two years ago, though?

At least come up with a video that is more recent.

Btw, that first volley, Azarenka's feet and body looked so horribly out of position. It was a lucky stab.

Sean.
May 14th, 2012, 04:18 PM
She shouted "Allez" a couple of times, clearly Mauresmo's had a big impact. Not bagels eaten yet though, so Amelie's success is limited!

TSequoia01
May 14th, 2012, 04:26 PM
what is nice to know is that serena big ass wont be crowned at Paris despite all the hype she gets from her fans after winning a "NON CLAY COURT" tournament like Madrid:rolleyes:

if she wins Rome you will be legitime to open your mouth on how great she is blablabla

As for amelie she was a great player with a lot of qualities, lot of variety something serena doesnt know nor have. Azarenka probably wants another speech, another vision of the game that's why she asked for amelie to work with her

if she's able to get some classy tennis like amelie had at her prime, that would be fine for her and her game. Not being a one dimensionnal player.

One of Serena's greatest beatdowns was against Amelie, at 2003 Wimbledon semi-finals. She was defeated so comprehensively it was not just a physical whipping but she was broken mentally.

donellcarey
May 14th, 2012, 04:34 PM
If Vika approached Amelie, she must have thought Amelie can add something to her game

Her net game perhaps, which is quite tremendous.

vozas
May 14th, 2012, 04:37 PM
She shouted "Allez" a couple of times

She's been doing that for a year now :shrug:

danieln1
May 14th, 2012, 04:39 PM
She shouted "Allez" a couple of times, clearly Mauresmo's had a big impact. Not bagels eaten yet though, so Amelie's success is limited!

:haha: :haha:

Bagelie! I remember US Open one year she got three bagels, and number 1 in the world :eek:

timafi
May 14th, 2012, 04:46 PM
Amelie should teach her to volley, she was perfect at the net.

Azarenka has mediocre volleys at best, she doesnt feel confortable at net, as 90% of the tour does.

training with someone for 1 week then going off on vacation in Italy then training in Madrid this week is not enough time to teach her how to approach the net well and volley better,sorry :shrug: and don't blame Vika's ball toss on Amelie either,it's on Sumik:rolleyes: and 99% of the tour does NOT :rolleyes:

Slutiana
May 14th, 2012, 04:58 PM
Are we there with the 'mediocre volleys' shit again? :yawn:

JEVO5tfTNz8

Y'all hardly have any receipts to prove that she is a bad volleyer, while there is loads of proof out there to justify the opposite.
Mediocre =/= Bad. She's decent at the net and certainly not afraid of the net, but she misses just as many of those tricky volleys as she makes. Even Wozniacki has made shots like that in her career, despite the fact that she's a horrible volleyer who doesn't even use the correct grip.

Also, I thought it was obvious that Amelie was brought in to help with her general clay game and movement on the court. She may have flopped every year at RG, but there's still a lot Azarenka can learn from a player who was infinitely better than her at her peak.

Break My Rapture
May 14th, 2012, 05:07 PM
Two years ago, though?

At least come up with a video that is more recent.

Btw, that first volley, Azarenka's feet and body looked so horribly out of position. It was a lucky stab.
That was not a stab volley? Do you even know what that means? She gently played a dropvolley out of the air, that's anything but a stab volley. And her body and feet don't look out of position either, she was positioned at the net the way every player should be (splitstep, slightly bended knees, body weight forward, racquet head in front of you whilst covering your side etc).

And if you want more recent videos:
0aLztwaA5bg (THIS is an example of a stab volley btw, that last BH volley).

pm9x9xRD0Q4 13:11

mNCnWPeHOGI 1:49

_02xITbubLs 5:54, 09:09, 13:30

Her FH volley is excellent and solid from a technique POV, her BH volley seems a bit more iffy as she doesn't seem to trust it as much. But the 'two years ago' crap makes no sense, as it is clear to anyone who has eyes in their head and not blinded by hatred that she has skills at the net. She isn't just a succesful doubles player because of her return. If that was the key to be a good doubles player then Dementieva should have been winning slams in doubles also, but that has clearly not been the case.

Break My Rapture
May 14th, 2012, 05:09 PM
Mediocre =/= Bad. She's decent at the net and certainly not afraid of the net, but she misses just as many of those tricky volleys as she makes. Even Wozniacki has made shots like that in her career, despite the fact that she's a horrible volleyer who doesn't even use the correct grip.

Also, I thought it was obvious that Amelie was brought in to help with her general clay game and movement on the court. She may have flopped every year at RG, but there's still a lot Azarenka can learn from a player who was infinitely better than her at her peak.
Please, mediocre is used as a eufemism even for words like abysmal on here. :lol:

The second volley she pulled off which was low at her feet and still was able to produce it into a dropvolley winner despite not even letting it bounce, is a volley Wozniacki has never made. That shot is out of Wozniacki's league. And her FH volley is a very solid shot, she rarely misses it.

Mr.Sharapova
May 14th, 2012, 05:20 PM
I haven't actually seen any change in her game yet. I expect to see more slices and more proficient net play from Azarenka since Mauresmo is her coach but judging by Madrid I didn't notice anything different in the way she plays :shrug:.

Smitten
May 14th, 2012, 05:56 PM
Hitting more DFs, hitting single digit winners, not being able to impose herself off the ground, being useless.

I'd say Bagelie's influence has already made its mark. All we need is an epic RG choke in two weeks.

PetraReeMona
May 14th, 2012, 06:10 PM
Hitting more DFs, hitting single digit winners, not being able to impose herself off the ground, being useless.

I'd say Bagelie's influence has already made its mark. All we need is an epic RG choke in two weeks.
:lol: :oh:

StoneRose
May 14th, 2012, 07:04 PM
^^:lol: you and other Petratards are really the last ones to come gloating here. Some Serena fans are not that easy to stomach as well right now but at least they backed the right horse so they have a right to enjoy their moment in the sun. You don't, soon enough your rollercoaster will sink into the abyss again.

tennisbum79
May 14th, 2012, 08:35 PM
I haven't actually seen any change in her game yet. I expect to see more slices and more proficient net play from Azarenka since Mauresmo is her coach but judging by Madrid I didn't notice anything different in the way she plays :shrug:.
If Azarenka can master the art of slicing and charging to the net, that would be a plus to her grass game?

But would she and be willing to use it?

laurie
May 14th, 2012, 08:50 PM
Not sure how Amelie would influence Azarenka's game at this stage. I can only assume she is advising on strategy against certain opponents?

I remember back in the 1990s, Nick Bollitieri coached Boris Becker for a couple of years, a man who was involved with the likes of Agassi, Seles and Courier, meanwhile Becker was an attack minded player, it was hard to figure out the alliance, this is a similar situation with Amelie and Azarenka.

Mr.Sharapova
May 14th, 2012, 09:01 PM
If Azarenka can master the art of slicing and charging to the net, that would be a plus to her grass game?

But would she and be willing to use it?

I think it would add to her game :shrug:, I mean Mauresmo won her 2006 title doing the same exact thing :shrug:, her backhand slices were perfect as it was her net play :angel:.

I don't see Azarenka use that tactic though since she is a power hitter. I've never seen a power hitter use slices as a weapon in her game.

J4m3ka
May 14th, 2012, 09:02 PM
It must hurt that as soon as Momo jumped on the Vika bandwagon hoping to get some satisfaction from Serena defeats, Vika receives a beatdown from Sequeena herself :lol:

Ntosake
May 14th, 2012, 09:03 PM
Off topic maybe, but Momo should still have her ass out there competing instead of semi-coaching.

I used to cheer for her against anyone not Williams, and when her head wasn't a factor in a match, she could bring it. This new generation of players are so lucky the likes of her, Davenport, Henin, Dementieva, Capriati, Hingis are out for various reasons because age-wise they could still be competing & taking some of them them to the woodshed at will.:lol:

Rena P
May 14th, 2012, 09:31 PM
As we all know, Amelie has joined Azarenka team and been working with her .

Has anyone noticed her influence on Vika game yet?


I personally think if any change, it will be noticeable during the grass season.
Given Amelie's past performance, that is the surface I think she will be more helpful to Azarenka

Yes, I have noticed that Vika is getting less games against Sarin, just like Amelie:lol: Vika was actually playing better before she brought in Amelie:scratch:

marismexico
May 14th, 2012, 09:41 PM
It must hurt that as soon as Momo jumped on the Vika bandwagon hoping to get some satisfaction from Serena defeats, Vika receives a beatdown from Sequeena herself :lol:

:confused: OMG I don't have words for this, so Amelie it's with Vika just for take revenge of Serena? Please :confused:

Macomere
May 14th, 2012, 09:53 PM
what is nice to know is that serena big ass wont be crowned at Paris despite all the hype she gets from her fans after winning a "NON CLAY COURT" tournament like Madrid:rolleyes:

if she wins Rome you will be legitime to open your mouth on how great she is blablabla

As for amelie she was a great player with a lot of qualities, lot of variety something serena doesnt know nor have. Azarenka probably wants another speech, another vision of the game that's why she asked for amelie to work with her

if she's able to get some classy tennis like amelie had at her prime, that would be fine for her and her game. Not being a one dimensionnal player.

what a pile of rubbish :haha:

edificio
May 14th, 2012, 09:55 PM
Seems too early. Maybe Rome will show an improvement in her clay game. I'm not sure what exactly Vika hoped to gain from Amelie's help, since she hasn't shared her thinking. I'm sure it helps to have a slam champion in your corner, though.

edificio
May 14th, 2012, 09:58 PM
what is nice to know is that serena big ass wont be crowned at Paris despite all the hype she gets from her fans after winning a "NON CLAY COURT" tournament like Madrid:rolleyes:

if she wins Rome you will be legitime to open your mouth on how great she is blablabla

...

:tape: :help:

Serena is already a tennis great. :lol:

StoneRose
May 14th, 2012, 10:03 PM
Seems too early. Maybe Rome will show an improvement in her clay game. I'm not sure what exactly Vika hoped to gain from Amelie's help, since she hasn't shared her thinking. I'm sure it helps to have a slam champion in your corner, though.Agree. Don't know what they're working on and i doubt the improvements will show any time soon. It could be pretty long term if it involves change of service motion for instance.

PetraReeMona
May 15th, 2012, 12:19 AM
^^:lol: you and other Petratards are really the last ones to come gloating here. Some Serena fans are not that easy to stomach as well right now but at least they backed the right horse so they have a right to enjoy their moment in the sun. You don't, soon enough your rollercoaster will sink into the abyss again.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_KI9gcT8Agi4/TK5yB6niVoI/AAAAAAAAAdg/D62rjaJuBKQ/s1600/stay+pressed.jpg

manu32
May 15th, 2012, 12:24 AM
Hi mods,
Blast from the past thread?

PetraReeMona
May 15th, 2012, 12:29 AM
Hi mods,
Blast from the past thread?

I thought Azarenka was the current no. 1 :confused:

StoneRose
May 15th, 2012, 12:47 AM
@Kvitty
:bounce: I'M ON THE PETRA ROLLERCOASTER AND I'M NOT GETTING OFF :bounce:

http://i510.photobucket.com/albums/s343/wgman21/train_wreck.jpg

manu32
May 15th, 2012, 12:55 AM
I thought Azarenka was the current no. 1 :confused:
Talking about Mauresmo .
Winning Wimby against.....

PetraReeMona
May 15th, 2012, 01:00 AM
@Kvitty
:bounce: I'M ON THE PETRA ROLLERCOASTER AND I'M NOT GETTING OFF :bounce:

http://i510.photobucket.com/albums/s343/wgman21/train_wreck.jpg

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_KI9gcT8Agi4/TK5yB6niVoI/AAAAAAAAAdg/D62rjaJuBKQ/s1600/stay+pressed.jpg

:drool:

manu32
May 15th, 2012, 01:03 AM
I thought Azarenka was the current no. 1 :confused:


Did you ever watch a real match @ Wimby or FO?or USO? i guess no,so ,stay in fiction...or TV

PetraReeMona
May 15th, 2012, 01:05 AM
^^

Does anyone understand what this poster is saying? :shrug:

If you do, can you please explain.

Matt01
May 15th, 2012, 01:11 AM
^^:lol: you and other Petratards are really the last ones to come gloating here. Some Serena fans are not that easy to stomach as well right now but at least they backed the right horse so they have a right to enjoy their moment in the sun. You don't, soon enough your rollercoaster will sink into the abyss again.


"Sink into the abyss again" Hmm that sounds good. :lick:
One thing is for sure: After Wimbledon she will have 2000 points less on her account :lol:

Dawn Marie
May 15th, 2012, 02:46 AM
Momo coulodnt even make inroads on Serena so why will Azeranka? LOL

Seriously,why does Amelie want to work with Vika? If anything I think she would be better matched with Sveta. Sveta can still improve..Vika imho is at the highest level she can be. Just my lil opinion.

Lulu.
May 15th, 2012, 03:02 AM
Haven't see a change in anything yet.

abesky
May 15th, 2012, 03:28 AM
I thought the blue clay imitated grass?

tennisbum79
May 16th, 2012, 12:42 AM
Amelie skipping Rome, she will join Azarenka team in Paris



Azarenka buoyed by Mauresmo link-up




Victoria Azarenka has been encouraged by her first experience of working with former Wimbledon champion Amelie Mauresmo



Mauresmo joined Azarenka’s entourage as a consultant for the first time last week in Madrid, where the 22-year-old Belarusian reached the final before losing to Serena Williams.

“It went great,” said Azarenka (who won't be joined by Mauresmo in Rome this week). “It was our first tournament working together. I had a good result and she was also happy. The most important thing was that the communication was there. She fits well into our team. From my side it was a great experience and we'll see each other again in Paris [at the French Open], so it was good.”


Mauresmo, a former world No.1, retired three years ago after a career in which she won 25 singles titles, including both Wimbledon and the Australian Open. She has been doing commentary work for French television but also had a spell working with Michael Llodra’s coaching team.


Azarenka revealed that recruiting Mauresmo to her entourage – which already has one French member in her physiotherapist, Jean-Pierre Bruyere - had been the idea of her coach, Sam Sumyk. “He's known her for a long time,” Azarenka said. “I’ve known Amelie as a player too and I have a lot of respect for her. I think our careers have a lot of similarities in the way we organise our teams, so that was the main key.”


In seven tournaments so far this year Azarenka has reached six finals. She won in Sydney, Melbourne, Doha and Indian Wells before suffering defeats in Stuttgart (to Maria Sharapova) and Madrid (to Williams). The only tournament in which she failed to reach the final was in Miami, where Marion Bartoli beat her in the quarter-finals.


source: http://www.tennishead.net/news/on-tour/2012/05/15/azarenka-buoyed-by-mauresmo-link-up

BuTtErFrEnA
May 16th, 2012, 02:02 AM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_KI9gcT8Agi4/TK5yB6niVoI/AAAAAAAAAdg/D62rjaJuBKQ/s1600/stay+pressed.jpg

aha :happy:

Charlatan
May 16th, 2012, 02:31 AM
She shouted "Allez" a couple of times, clearly Mauresmo's had a big impact. Not bagels eaten yet though, so Amelie's success is limited!

:rolls: :crying2:

tennisbum79
May 17th, 2012, 11:06 PM
With free time, maybe Vika can travel to Paris to start mapping out strategy for RG and Wimby; no physical workout involved, just ideas

flyingmachine
May 17th, 2012, 11:39 PM
I think this is just a bit too early for that. We need to wait till Wimby if the thing works for Vika or not.

tennisbum79
Jun 3rd, 2012, 02:21 PM
nope.
Wait until Wimby, that is where Momo's impact, if she is to have any, can be noticed.

LightWarrior
Jun 3rd, 2012, 02:22 PM
If anything Azarenka's game has deteriorated since Momo joined in. Don't see the point in this collaboration.

homogenius
Jun 3rd, 2012, 02:24 PM
Vika is on the right track to keep searching for improvement in her game even if she's n°1.Surely she's aware of the fact it can take some time and cause some losses in the process but she's thinking long term here and I think it's smart

ExXotikal
Jun 3rd, 2012, 02:28 PM
I like Amélie gerl but chile she done messed up Vika.

Jogi
Jun 3rd, 2012, 02:31 PM
showing already - bumped out before the 2nd week :)

Corswandt
Jun 3rd, 2012, 02:34 PM
This was only a PR stunt so that the RG crowd wouldn't hate on Toria so much. Irrelevant from the POV of the development Toria's game.

Vuvurenka
Jun 3rd, 2012, 02:39 PM
:oh: Momo has done her job beautifully well.

tennisbum79
Jun 3rd, 2012, 02:43 PM
:oh: Momo has done her job beautifully well.
You guys are so cinycal.

Momo and Vika have very contrasting styles, both in their games and personalities; so if Momo is to get through to Vika, it would take some time.


Besides, Momo was more successful on grass, so I will give it until Wimbledon to make a real assessment.
Right now, it is still a work in progress; it would be a mistake for Vika to ditch Momo now after this defeat.

tennisbum79
Jun 3rd, 2012, 02:54 PM
This was only a PR stunt so that the RG crowd wouldn't hate on Toria so much. Irrelevant from the POV of the development Toria's game.
I don't think Vika would go for a stunt like that, and I am not being sarcastic

StoneRose
Jun 3rd, 2012, 02:55 PM
You guys are so cinycal.

Momo and Vika have very contrasting styles, both in their games and personalities; so if Momo is to get thought to Vika, it would take some time.


Besides, Momo was more successful on grass, so I will give it until Wimbledon to make a real assessment.
Right now, it is still a work in progress; it would be a mistake for Vika to ditch Momo now after this defeat.This.

Matt01
Jun 3rd, 2012, 02:56 PM
Momo and Vika have very contrasting styles, both in their games and personalities;


Exactly, that's also why Vika should fire her IMO. No offense, but Vika doesn't need advice from a player like Mauresmo.

hablo
Jun 3rd, 2012, 02:56 PM
It would be wise of Momo to ditch Azarenka. Don't know what the frenchie thought she could accomplish.

Perhaps she can try to become Fed Cup captain instead of wasting her time with the likes of Azarenka. :rolleyes:

StoneRose
Jun 3rd, 2012, 02:59 PM
Exactly, that's also why Vika should fire her IMO. No offense, but Vika doesn't need advice from a player like Mauresmo.Don't know, Mauresmo has seen it all and is a very intelligent person. I (still) think Vika can pick up some valuable stuff here, she was not added to the team for nothing (and certainly not to please the french crowd, was that really suggested? :lol:).

tennisbum79
Jun 3rd, 2012, 03:06 PM
Exactly, that's also why Vika should fire her IMO. No offense, but Vika doesn't need advice from a player like Mauresmo.
Vika knew that ( contrasting games and personalities) before hiring Momo; that is why I argue they need more time working together before we can make a fair assessment of their collaboration result

timafi
Jun 3rd, 2012, 03:11 PM
this is not the time for them to part ways and today's match is proof

Domi used drop shots to fuck with Vika and Vika couldn't handle it

Vika's approach shots were bad and net play even worse and those missed volleys with an open court? Amelie would NEVER miss those volleys :help: and it shows why Vika needs to work on that.Working 2 weeks out of 2 months isn't gonna work

Vika needs variety and work on that footwork and Amelie had both :shrug:

I know bitches will rail against Amelie and they are but the decision will be left to Vika and Sam and Amelie

Matt01
Jun 3rd, 2012, 03:24 PM
Vika knew that ( contrasting games and personalities) before hiring Momo; that is why I argue they need more time working together before we can make a fair assessment of their collaboration result


Maybe they need more time but fact is that Vika's results have gone downhill since hiring Momo. Not a good sign.

tennisbum79
Jun 3rd, 2012, 03:33 PM
Maybe they need more time but fact is that Vika's results have gone downhill since hiring Momo. Not a good sign.
I would call that a transitional period.
Things get worse before they get better; that is the optimistic view of looking at this collaboration.

Vika needs time to totally embrace and own the strategies and approaches they are working on.
Momo was an all-court player with a variety of shots and adjustment depending won here she is on the court, Vika is a baseline player and does not have as much range as Momo.
If Momo is selling this to Vika, it sure will take time for Vika to buy in it.

Mary Cherry.
Jun 3rd, 2012, 03:48 PM
Vika should take a WC into Eastbourne. Mauresmo helped Llodra win there, and I think it would be a much needed boost for Vika to do well there before Wimbledon.

Spring Pools
Jun 3rd, 2012, 04:27 PM
Big choke at RG definitely shows that the Momo influence is showing

tennisbum79
Jun 3rd, 2012, 04:33 PM
Big choke at RG definitely shows that the Momo influence is showing
How can you say Vika's performance today was a choke.
Viak was never in control of the match, yes Domi has a lapse, but Azarenka was never in commend.

This has nothing to do with Momo, the player has to execute on the court, not the coach.


I did not see Vika trying anything I would attribute to Momo, so you can't blame her.

andrew_uk
Jun 3rd, 2012, 04:45 PM
Well as Azarenka went out early of the French Open I am clearly seeing Amelie's influence already :lol: :p

tennisbum79
Jul 3rd, 2012, 02:55 AM
We are at Wimby now, we can start making a fair assessment.

Personally, I have been too busy to watch the matches, so I will leave it to others

Mary Cherry.
Jul 3rd, 2012, 03:19 AM
Personally, I have been to busy to watch the matches, so I will leave it to others

Neither has Mauresmo, it would seem.

The Kaz
Jul 3rd, 2012, 03:25 AM
You guys are so cinycal.

:haha:

It's cynical :wavey:

ElusiveChanteuse
Jul 7th, 2012, 06:46 PM
So? :oh: I guess the influence is indeed shown by losing a somewhat close match to Serena in the semis.:oh: