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CoryAnnAvants#1
May 26th, 2010, 10:49 PM
Hardebeck is our top-ranked junior in the US :D She still needs to fill out physically a little bit more in order to become stronger, but I liked what I saw.

NyCPsU
May 26th, 2010, 11:06 PM
She looks like a younger Jessica Kirkland. Hopefully she will turn out better than her. ;)

Adrian.
May 26th, 2010, 11:11 PM
Jones:spit::haha:
What a joke she is:rolls:

Well done Krista:hearts: I like your name :inlove:

tonybotz
May 26th, 2010, 11:15 PM
go K-Hard!

simonsaystennis
May 26th, 2010, 11:17 PM
Krista! :) Great win! Her shots are pretty unorthodox but she was hitting some wicked angles! This win should be great for her confidence! She plays another American junior, Nicole Gibbs, in the second round.

To add to the original poster, she is our top ranked junior according to USTA rankings, but not based on ITF rankings.

iPatty
May 27th, 2010, 12:41 AM
Hardebeck won't go anywhere with those strokes. :shrug:

Carotastrophe
May 27th, 2010, 12:42 AM
Another Bad Day for Sacha.. :sad:

simonsaystennis
May 27th, 2010, 12:45 AM
Hardebeck won't go anywhere with those strokes. :shrug:

You never know. There have been quite a few successful players with unorthodox strokes. I'm not saying she'll go far, but her results are promising for as young as she is.

oleada
May 27th, 2010, 12:56 AM
Good for her, but her strokes are awful to watch.

tonybotz
May 27th, 2010, 12:57 AM
Hardebeck won't go anywhere with those strokes. :shrug:

she'll go further than you! haterade!!

NZ tennis fan
May 27th, 2010, 04:56 AM
This was Sacha's first match back from recovering from a broken rib, I dont think we should read too much into this result. Congrats to young Krista anyway

Lord Choc Ice
May 27th, 2010, 10:06 AM
Fierce. :o

Slutiana
May 27th, 2010, 12:01 PM
This was Sacha's first match back from recovering from a broken rib, I dont think we should read too much into this result. Congrats to young Krista anyway
That girl is so unlucky. :o Injury at the end of last year just as she was playing well and now a broken rib? I hope she starts playing well again.

Привет
May 27th, 2010, 12:06 PM
She's kinda like Kimiko, except American and her strokes are nowhere near as nice.

I don't know if I can see that game standing up to the real pros (sorry, Sacha :hug:).

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Slutiana
May 27th, 2010, 12:11 PM
She's kinda like Kimiko, except American and her strokes are nowhere near as nice.

I don't know if I can see that game standing up to the real pros (sorry, Sacha :hug:).

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Wow, she uses so much elbow in her shots. :unsure: I guess there's still time to fix them, her strokes certainly aren't anywhere near as bad as the current world number three.

Chorophyll
May 27th, 2010, 12:14 PM
She's kinda like Kimiko, except American and her strokes are nowhere near as nice.

I don't know if I can see that game standing up to the real pros (sorry, Sacha :hug:).

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It is a good thing 99% of the WTA players only slice once per match. I'd love to see her try to handle some low balls with that stroke production.

Привет
May 27th, 2010, 12:16 PM
Wow, she uses so much elbow in her shots. :unsure: I guess there's still time to fix them, her strokes certainly aren't anywhere near as bad as the current world number three.

Nope, they're far worse.

Slutiana
May 27th, 2010, 12:19 PM
Nope, they're far worse.
After watching the second video, yes they are. :happy:

Ryan
May 27th, 2010, 12:33 PM
After watching the second video, yes they are. :happy:

:eek: Slutiana talking about something he doesn't actually know about? :speakles:

Slutiana
May 27th, 2010, 12:39 PM
:eek: Slutiana talking about something he doesn't actually know about? :speakles:
:weirdo:

I'm surprised you didn't tell me to "Fuck off and die in fire" again. You keyboard warrior, you. Anyway, they need to hurry up and strip you of your moderator badge so I can finally ignore you.

CoryAnnAvants#1
May 27th, 2010, 01:39 PM
Hardebeck won't go anywhere with those strokes. :shrug:

I agree that she wouldn't be successful as a tour player right this second, but the fact she's only 15 and beating players like this is a very encouraging sign. She has plenty of time.

Hopefully she doesn't follow our current trend of US players who jump into the top 200 as teenagers and then stagnate there (Albanese, Haynes, Kirkland, Gullickson, Brengle, etc etc)

simonsaystennis
May 28th, 2010, 02:25 AM
^ Agreed. With results like this at a young age, there is still a lot of time to tweak things and improve!

R2: Krista Hardebeck def. Nicole Gibbs 3-6 6-1 6-1 :woohoo:

Kevin.
May 28th, 2010, 02:30 AM
She looks like a younger Jessica Kirkland. Hopefully she will turn out better than her. ;)

I saw Jessica in 10k Atlanta Q last year, she got a real nasty injury after her 50k win and is trying to be healthy.

CrossCourt~Rally
May 28th, 2010, 02:32 AM
^ Agreed. With results like this at a young age, there is still a lot of time to tweak things and improve!

R2: Krista Hardebeck def. Nicole Gibbs 3-6 6-1 6-1 :woohoo:

Way to back up the win :yeah:

mckyle.
May 28th, 2010, 02:39 AM
It seems like a lot of the young American girls have no natural rhythm. They seem so stiff out there. Maybe they should take dance lessons.

simonsaystennis
May 28th, 2010, 02:46 AM
I saw Jessica in 10k Atlanta Q last year, she got a real nasty injury after her 50k win and is trying to be healthy.

Don't want to get too off topic chatting about Jessica, but is she calling it a career or is she still going to try and come back? I remember that attempt last year but she only played a couple tournaments. She would only be 22 I think, so there's still time, but I think I remember hearing that the injury that kept her out at first was really bad.

Kevin.
May 28th, 2010, 03:27 AM
Don't want to get too off topic chatting about Jessica, but is she calling it a career or is she still going to try and come back? I remember that attempt last year but she only played a couple tournaments. She would only be 22 I think, so there's still time, but I think I remember hearing that the injury that kept her out at first was really bad.

My brother told me she is at school atm.

i think she is still trying to come back. but if she does i dont think it will be as successful as her junior career and the start of her pro career.

simonsaystennis
May 28th, 2010, 03:43 AM
My brother told me she is at school atm.

i think she is still trying to come back. but if she does i dont think it will be as successful as her junior career and the start of her pro career.

Thanks for the info! That's so sad. :sad: She had such promise.

But back to Krista, she is on the list for Junior Wimbledon. It will be her first junior Slam!

Kevin.
May 28th, 2010, 03:46 AM
Thanks for the info! That's so sad. :sad: She had such promise.

But back to Krista, she is on the list for Junior Wimbledon. It will be her first junior Slam!

she really did, so sad that she got injured right after her 50k win in Boston :sad: