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kangwoo
May 19th, 2012, 04:50 PM
which player has not and will not reach their fullest potential

tennisbum79
May 19th, 2012, 04:52 PM
which player has not and will not reach their fullest potential
Sloane, Lisicki, Caro

In The Zone
May 19th, 2012, 04:53 PM
Serena.

vozas
May 19th, 2012, 04:54 PM
Kvitova, for sure. It's becoming more and more clear unfortunately.

tennisbum79
May 19th, 2012, 05:00 PM
Kvitova, for sure. It's becoming more and more clear unfortunately.
She still has time to snap out of the attitude that conditions have to be perfectly controlled for her to be successful.


With her body type, I don't see her being competitive past age 26, her opportunity window is short, but it can be done.

Queenpova
May 19th, 2012, 05:01 PM
Dokic, Lucic

vozas
May 19th, 2012, 05:01 PM
She still has time to snap out of the attitude that conditions have to be perfectly controlled for her to be successful.


With her body type, I don't see her being competitive past age 26, her opportunity window is short, but it can be done.

I do hope so. This year has been VERY disappointing. I expected great things.

Vuvurenka
May 19th, 2012, 05:02 PM
Peak Pierce

toxina90
May 19th, 2012, 05:04 PM
Empress :help:

doooma6816
May 19th, 2012, 05:05 PM
JJ, Hantuchova

kangwoo
May 19th, 2012, 05:08 PM
jankovic might be will never recover from drowning at dubai creek

tennisbum79
May 19th, 2012, 05:12 PM
Dokic, Lucic
Definitely those 2, although I think Dokic was more a disappointment.

She was among the women slated to challenge the WS, she was already somewhat established when Venus & Serena joined the tour.
She hit big from both sides, had positive and intensive emotions on the court, crowd loved her look which is a cross between glamor girl and girl next door; but a string of bad choices[some out of her control] derailed her career for good.

Wozzilroy
May 19th, 2012, 05:13 PM
Sometimes tennis is Peaks and Troughs. One week you is written off as yesterday's news, next week, you are the comeback kid.

Simugna Help
May 19th, 2012, 05:14 PM
She still has time to snap out of the attitude that conditions have to be perfectly controlled for her to be successful.


With her body type, I don't see her being competitive past age 26, her opportunity window is short, but it can be done.
Why? If she keeps working on her serve and ROS she could dictate points and keep them short, with clever positioning she doesn't need to move that much. The only problem is that she seems injury-prone, but maybe she'll figure it out with good conditioning and scheduling.

tennisbum79
May 19th, 2012, 05:40 PM
Why? If she keeps working on her serve and ROS she could dictate points and keep them short, with clever positioning she doesn't need to move that much. The only problem is that she seems injury-prone, but maybe she'll figure it out with good conditioning and scheduling.
Why?

Because she now has reached or stumbled onto this mindset that she can be successfully only on indoor carpet or court where effect of natural elements are greatly minimized: no wind, not too much sun, temperature just about right, court condition ideal.


I also believe her injury are partly due to lack of conditioning, and with body type, it hard to be competitive past age 26.
She kind of reminds me of Lindsey and Seles body type, toward the end of their career it was hard to play well in a 3rd set

Petra is blessed with incredible talents.
Easy power, great hands, she can change the direction of the ball w/o too much contortion of her body like others.


But to maximize this talent and reach her full potential, she is going to need her body to be healthy in a sustained length of time, not sporadically.
Else she will find herself in a situation, where she has great sarts in matches, but cannot finish off opponent because her body can respond to her good player instinct because of lack of conditioning. And this continues, frustration will soon set in and she will fade.


Last but not last, she need to learn how to play and win out of her comfort zone.
Great champions like Serena, Venus, Maria, Henin, Kim, Capriati were not always playing in ideal conditions, but they learn how to minimize or overcome those the negative effect of those condition to pull through difficult matches, especially against opponent they are supposed to beat.


It seems to me, Petra has all but written off the North American tour is only focusing her chance on European indoor hard court.
Yes, she asthmatic, but instead of letting herself being defined by the condition, she can possibly find ways to minimize their effect.
I would like to think there are sport physicians who can help her with that.


Sport medicine is so developed now, there should be a way.

Petronius
May 19th, 2012, 07:35 PM
It seems to me, Petra has all but written off the North American tour is only focusing her chance on European indoor hard court.

It's not that bad actually. She said a few weeks ago to the Czech press that she believes to turn it around in North America and that this year she has already seen some signs of improvement. Just a matter of time IMO. In the meantime, she'll always be a top contender for Aussie Open, Wimbly and YEC.