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freeyourstyle
Jun 1st, 2009, 05:39 PM
after this shitty game (almost all three sets) of her i ask myself if she is going to get better this year?
what do you think she has to change to become again one of the best players (apart from her sucky serve that is nothing new)?

which advise would you give her?

ms_nut
Jun 1st, 2009, 05:48 PM
after this shitty game (almost all three sets) of her i ask myself if she is going to get better this year?
what do you think she has to change to become again one of the best players (apart from her sucky serve that is nothing new)?

which advise would you give her?

Go out and buy some courage & guts if you can...this match is no different from last year's SF.. 4-3 up. she played passively to lose.. 5-4,30-0 up today.. and she plays pusher tennis..:help:..

We will keep seeing results like this as long as she's gutless.. she has got a lot of false confidence form prior matches.. she had no business winning last year in Aus 12-10 in the 3rd.. playing gutless tennis.. Tamira was the aggressor, she just couldn't close her out..She has to learn to serve better, hit aggressively more often.

freeyourstyle
Jun 1st, 2009, 05:51 PM
Go out and buy some courage & guts if you can...


what a nice comment :lol:

-NAJ-
Jun 1st, 2009, 05:53 PM
sad! very sad game all year but many other top players in similar situation.

Kampi
Jun 1st, 2009, 05:58 PM
Worst since early 2006.....nothing is working and most important, no change in terms of aggressive play and go for it kind of mentality. This is the sad story of her whole career. Not to dare something. It makes me sad and at this stage I finally lost my faith in her chances to become a GS champ one day. As I already wrote in our cheering thread, a massive change MUST come for Jelena. Time is running out quick now. Everybody can have a bad saison, but you'll have to consider and head into the right direction. At this stage of her career it is highly doubtful if she has the guts for it.

RFS
Jun 1st, 2009, 07:16 PM
I think... she needs to provide focus to two aspects of her game, and 1 aspect of her psyche...

She needs to get more cheap points off her serve, so one serving specialist.
She has to improve her net play
She probably needs some time with a sports psychologist - she can be mentally strong... Cirstea was beginning to waver...
She needs to really find a way to be able to draw positive strnegth from her crazy goat experiences when the chips are down.
She wavers too often.

there - I can be semi-positive sometimes!!!

MaBaker
Jun 1st, 2009, 07:28 PM
I have to admit that I'm absolutely filled with delight. Keep this level, JJ :yeah:

ivanban
Jun 1st, 2009, 07:30 PM
Well, in the first half of the season she was adjusting to her new bulked-up body. Now, she's adjusting to her last-year's body. Considering all that she's doing quite well :silly:

Snex
Jun 2nd, 2009, 07:16 PM
As long as she's happy by making "baby steps" i don't think that she can change anything. I also hate when she says that she plays tennis because she enjoys, and not to win. Only amateurs play tennis for pleasure, whilst professional athletes compete to win. So many senseless things that she says she applies practically.

Considering her recent activities i would suggest her to hang her rackets on the wall, to go to Hollywood and start a new career. That's the only way that she can become a diva. And that's what she prefers. For her it is more important how she looks on the court than how she plays. She can really succeed with her charisma in Hollywood. It does not work on tennis court. She has a better opportunity to become a movie star than to win a GS title. :shrug: In order to win a GS title you must be half animal and half human. She's a 100% human, poor, physically miserable girl amongst the female beasts. :awww:

If she wants to stay in tennis she must do some things immediately:
1. Say adios to Ricardo. He's too soft for her. She needs a strict coach.
2. Practice serving day and night if necessary to feel more confident when she serves.
3. Talk to psychologist. She needs an expert assistance. It would be of great help to show to some good psychologist parts of her interviews that we posted here in Jelena's quotes thread.

I'm afraid, guys. :awww: I already wrote about Serbian mentality. This is what we experience now, but you couldn't buy. Exactly the same thing is happening to Ana. :shrug: They've reached the top, now they know how's there, and that's where their ambition ended. :shrug: By the end of this year, or maybe even before, they both will fall out from the top 10. And then Ana can become a model and Jelena can become an actress - diva :inlove:. Here and there they will express in media some optimism and wish to achieve more than they did to make their fans believe in them, but it will be only seemingly. They both know, somewhere deep inside their beings, that they’re deluding their fans and themselves. For instance, they both told media in Serbia that they are interested only in winning GS titles this year and nothing else. And what they did at 2 previous GS tournaments? ;) There is no big difference between them. Ana had more luck last year to win RG because Dinara eliminated Demented. I think that it was the last chance for Demented to win a GS title by meeting Ana in the final, but she screwed up her chances against Dinara. :shrug:

Whatever happens i’ll keep on supporting JJ. WTF!!! :shrug: :silly: :weirdo:

~Kiera~
Jun 2nd, 2009, 07:26 PM
What do you think about JJs performances 2009?

They've been shit?

;)

ms_nut
Jun 2nd, 2009, 07:38 PM
What do you think about JJs performances 2009?

Actually, i try not to think of them..:scared::tape:

I agree with you Snezana.. she has to work on her serve.. Hire a serving coach in addition to your regular coach.. :rolleyes: It's not all that much expensive.. you can afford it.. Her serving technique is not all that bad..:shrug:.. it just needs a few corrections and the right frame of mind.. just needs to to work more on the knee bend/body arch and getting more of her weight/racquet head on the ball to put more pace on it.. Consistency is another problem.. in just one match she can serve crap & decent at the same time..

She keeps talking about her serve in every interview.. for pete's sake.. do something about it already...:kiss:

-Valérie-
Jun 2nd, 2009, 08:06 PM
I also hate when she says that she plays tennis because she enjoys, and not to win.

It never occurs to you that she say that to wipe the pressure off her shoulders? She is competitive, believe me, she is!

i would suggest her to hang her rackets on the wall, to go to Hollywood and start a new career. For her it is more important how she looks on the court than how she plays.

Aren't you a little harsh? THe way some of us handle her defeat, we woudn't have done better than her yesterday on that court. Seems to me in her interview that she perfectly knows what is wrong, and even thought her heart was hurtful with the defeat, she knows what she has to do something to stay on top, better than we do. And she will...


If she wants to stay in tennis she must do some things immediately:
1. Say adios to Ricardo. He's too soft for her. She needs a strict coach.
2. Practice serving day and night if necessary to feel more confident when she serves.
3. Talk to psychologist. She needs an expert assistance. It would be of great help to show to some good psychologist parts of her interviews that we posted here in Jelena's quotes thread.

You don't like Ricardo, but you have to be a bit manipulative to make Jelena do what you want, and i think he was able to do that, but, then again, she might need a fresh wind so, yeah, why not a new coach. Strick? i don't know, she wants to improve at the moment. She'll do anything it takes. She needs someone that will tell her: "you are the best" and that she'll believe it.

Yeah, improving her service is a must. And doing that is more a technique than practicing day and night, and well, we don't want her to end up injured because practicing too much the same movement.

A psychologist: definitively, and there is nothing wrong with that. She has the shots to be the best, but mainly, i think the problem is mentally, something like fear. And i think she definitively has problem to handle eveything that has been said since she lost in the Fourth round of the AO even if she said otherwise.

She will come around. She is losing precious time, but better losing some and get better than never come back at all.

You said so yourself, we'll supoort her no matter what!

i just have some problems sometime to handle some comments in here, i mean, she is there out there, working her ass off to improve, and we are criticizing! Easy to be in the stadium looking... Harder to be on the court playing... We should keep that in mind.

Snex
Jun 2nd, 2009, 10:32 PM
You know, Valérie, she is a player of missed opportunities. She has the best capacities of all the WTA girls, but she's not able to use them. Ricardo can't hit the ball instead of her and he is not guilty for her slump at all. Somebody said that he helped her to progress last year. Nope. I disagree. She reached 3rd position, firm 3rd position on the WTA list without a coach. Her last year's success is the result of her awareness that if she wins 3 tournaments in a row, she'll get to the deserved #1 spot. She really deserved it. She became #1 during the OG in August, and was there only one week. That was enough for her haters in various media to laugh at her, and she also didn’t feel that she deserves it. She was highly motivated. Now, she's not motivated that much, and that's the problem. She was motivated before the AO, but she was under terrible pressure, and then that bulking up thing, Sneki’s health, etc.

She admitted that she was too lazy to practice as much as other girls when she was younger, she wasted her talent. And what happens now? A number of various 19 years old Lisickis, Cirsteas, Azarenkas, Wozniackis, etc suddenly appeared from nowhere with the aim to become GS winners, future #1s, great champions, etc, and play like mad. What’s with JJ? She is 24, on the top of her career, and she’s slumping. Shit! I thought that she already knows what to do and what she has to change. At least she belongs to those more experienced players. She had 5-4 and 30-00, and she lost next 4 points just because she dared not to attack. Why? Dinara, Sveta, Serena or some other also experienced player would never allow her opponent to come back, unless she is also a top player.

IMO, she is a silent girl who plays tennis normally, but in the wrong time. Her smiling on and off court is just a way to hide her inner insecurity. She would have been more successful 10 years ago. She can’t get angry. Have you seen Dinara today? How her face got red, how she was mad. :scared: She smashed Azarenka in the 3rd set with such ease. That’s what JJ must do. She must get mad. But she can’t. :shrug: She’s not half beast. She’s just one simple girl, talented tennis player, and that’s all. :awww:

She started well yesterday, and would surely bring the match to an end in the 2nd set, but that problem with her toes slowed her, and the trainer came when Sorana was already 3 games up. :shrug: It was very difficult to her to come back, what she managed, but then screwed up everything after 5-4 and 30-00. And i knew that she’ll lose that game, i felt somehow dammit! That’s what she must work on. She definitely needs a new coach, she needs some refreshment. She already spent Ricardo. After one year with JJ i'm sure that he's totally empty. :lol:

RFS
Jun 3rd, 2009, 07:40 AM
^^ amen to the above. As a former athlete I couldn't fathom her fixation on attaining #1 althoug like everyone I was pleased for her when she did it in rousing style at the end of the year. But for me the real prize is that GS title. She's more than capable.

I agree that she just coasted when hit the top... and then was all shocked that she was the hunted and not the hunter!

I think she has some good years of tennis in her - but yes... serving and netplay coaching, Sports psychologist and more aggression and ruthlessness in her game to BE the best... for real.

Snex
Jun 3rd, 2009, 11:12 AM
At least i'm glad to see that Dinara learns from Jelena's experience.

Slutiana
Jun 5th, 2009, 08:05 PM
Dont worry, :tears: as someone said, she just needs to get used to her 2008 body again and get a bit more confidence again. She'll be fine. :)

Illusionist
Jun 18th, 2009, 03:46 AM
It's actually hard to say. I almost forgot how well she could play.
There haven't been a single tournament she played on last year's level. Even in Spain, where she won the title. But I think she's close. It seems more mental to me. She always had drama in her matches, but it seems that she misses the momentum in the match more often than she used to.
I hope she'll get back to her old game soon, but I don't see it coming before USO, and then it might be too late because of all points she defends...

Optima
Jun 18th, 2009, 03:57 AM
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