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Yesterday 12:40 PM
The Walking Bye
Re: Marina Erakovic Cheering Thread

Such a sad loss, she tried. Was following it with Petey on twitter and it was especially painful when up 4-1 in the TB, Shelby rained down a bunch of winners on Marina - Marina didn't even hit a UE. That huge point at 4-4 when Shelby barely got the return back in was the difference.

Also the bp at 2-2 in the second and 15-30 up at 4-4* when Marina had got things going again, unfortunate errors at both points

Ranking will tumble after Wimbledon, hopefully she hits the ITFs and gets herself a stable ranking this time, the past year has been hanging onto Rabat and Wimbledon. Not a terrible loss, the game is there, just needs to get winning again
Yesterday 12:32 PM
Mr.Sparkle
Re: Marina Erakovic Cheering Thread

Damn...
Yesterday 12:19 PM
Mr.Sparkle
Re: Marina Erakovic Cheering Thread

Thought I was dreaming then and Marina hit a one handed backhand DTL. On the replay, I can see it was two handed, but she brushed up like a one hander.

I really think Marina is one of those female players who should have learnt a one hander but never did..NVM.
Yesterday 12:13 PM
Mr.Sparkle
Re: Marina Erakovic Cheering Thread

Marina is not playing too badly. She just needs to find a way to hang on until she gets an opportunity to turn the match her way.
Yesterday 11:59 AM
kittyking
Re: Marina Erakovic Cheering Thread

Marina was up 4-2 and serving in the first set
May 26th, 2017 11:48 AM
kittyking
Re: Marina Erakovic Cheering Thread

French Open draw for her;

(4)Muguruza v Schiavone
Kontaveit v Niculescu
Larsson v Vikhlyantseva
(wc)Georges v (27)Putintseva
(22)Lucic-Baroni v Buyukakcay
Erakovic v Rogers
Q v Doi
Brady v (13)Mladenovic

Not the worst draw for her... Rogers is certainly beatable...
May 10th, 2017 11:58 AM
The Walking Bye
Re: Marina Erakovic Cheering Thread

Agreed, top 100 looked inevitable after Wimbledon and she never actually made it, #103 was her highest I believe So many matches she could have won to make it, but didn't

Yep, 142. Set to drop out of top 200 after WB points are off believe. Nothing else to defend till November though at least.
May 10th, 2017 11:54 AM
kittyking
Re: Marina Erakovic Cheering Thread

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Melbourne Didnt you live in earthquake city?

Hopefully. She's historically sucky at post-USO Asia...but then again with her ranking I suppose she won't have to worry about Asia Though she could sneak into a few of the Chinese internationals quali draws.

Yes, such stop-start, she needed to build on the Rabat final and Wimbledon R3 but unfortunately she lost a tragic amount of three setters in a row and it all went downward. Especially AO against Muguruza, was so winnable but Marina turned into a crackpot in the second, when had she taken gps for 5-1 and likely won the set, Garbine probably would have retired

Oh well. Marina remains optimistic, and she could still play for another 5 years or even more, but she needs to get her act together soon. I resigned myself to the fact that Marina's career will be another one that never was - maybe if she'd beaten Tammy in R3 Wimbledon 2008 in her first R3 GS, so she didn't develop a mental block, maybe if she hadn't had a losing streak afterwards, maybe if she'd beaten Robson at Wimbledon 2013 She was in such good form then, looking back now. Could have gone top 30.

I just hope Marina gets to a R16 at a slam before she retires, but that is looking optimistic at this stage.
I think in hindsight Wimbledon 2008 certainly played a huge role in her downfall, and such a shame it was at the hands of one of her mentors. Probably should have been top 30, maybe even top 20 on her day! Tennis in New Zealand is in such bad shape these days

To be honest I'd just be happy to see her make it back in the top 100 again, what is her ranking these days, about 140 odd?
May 10th, 2017 11:46 AM
The Walking Bye
Re: Marina Erakovic Cheering Thread

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Originally Posted by kittyking View Post
Haha hey!!! Where in the world are you these days???

Her rankings set to tank, 120-150 may be optimistic... lets hope she is still in top 200 by end of the year!!!

So much about tennis is mental, and frankly its been such a long time since she had any confidence it seems - almost wish she'd spend a whole year playing ITF's (with the exemption of GS qualies). Just to get that winning feel back. Heck that or become a dredded doubles specialist

Melbourne Didnt you live in earthquake city?

Hopefully. She's historically sucky at post-USO Asia...but then again with her ranking I suppose she won't have to worry about Asia Though she could sneak into a few of the Chinese internationals quali draws.

Yes, such stop-start, she needed to build on the Rabat final and Wimbledon R3 but unfortunately she lost a tragic amount of three setters in a row and it all went downward. Especially AO against Muguruza, was so winnable but Marina turned into a crackpot in the second, when had she taken gps for 5-1 and likely won the set, Garbine probably would have retired

Oh well. Marina remains optimistic, and she could still play for another 5 years or even more, but she needs to get her act together soon. I resigned myself to the fact that Marina's career will be another one that never was - maybe if she'd beaten Tammy in R3 Wimbledon 2008 in her first R3 GS, so she didn't develop a mental block, maybe if she hadn't had a losing streak afterwards, maybe if she'd beaten Robson at Wimbledon 2013 She was in such good form then, looking back now. Could have gone top 30.

I just hope Marina gets to a R16 at a slam before she retires, but that is looking optimistic at this stage.
May 10th, 2017 11:38 AM
kittyking
Re: Marina Erakovic Cheering Thread

Is Linton and Paddy still on here?
May 10th, 2017 11:35 AM
kittyking
Re: Marina Erakovic Cheering Thread

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I thought you would never return, I feel like I am the sole Marina fan on here Hey!!!

Marina Feels like she's done nothing since that great Wimbledon run. She basically hasn't. She literally had to win 1 or 2 choice matches in 6 months to return to top 100 and couldn't Only when the ranking was dropping could she grab points.

I really liked her decision to play 4 ITFs in North America but unfortunately she got injured after the first one

Read an article saying she's playing Nuremburg then RG. Thank god she is MD in RG because she'll likely be out of top 200 after grass. I feel like her comeback since 2016 has largely sucked because despite getting similar results to 13-15, she was winning these matches in Q and getting nothing to show for it. Ranked in the 120-150 range is such an awkward place.

Hopefully she can fluke a win at RG and really restart her ranking from there.
Haha hey!!! Where in the world are you these days???

Her rankings set to tank, 120-150 may be optimistic... lets hope she is still in top 200 by end of the year!!!

So much about tennis is mental, and frankly its been such a long time since she had any confidence it seems - almost wish she'd spend a whole year playing ITF's (with the exemption of GS qualies). Just to get that winning feel back. Heck that or become a dredded doubles specialist
May 10th, 2017 10:45 AM
The Walking Bye
Re: Marina Erakovic Cheering Thread

I thought you would never return, I feel like I am the sole Marina fan on here Hey!!!

Marina Feels like she's done nothing since that great Wimbledon run. She basically hasn't. She literally had to win 1 or 2 choice matches in 6 months to return to top 100 and couldn't Only when the ranking was dropping could she grab points.

I really liked her decision to play 4 ITFs in North America but unfortunately she got injured after the first one

Read an article saying she's playing Nuremburg then RG. Thank god she is MD in RG because she'll likely be out of top 200 after grass. I feel like her comeback since 2016 has largely sucked because despite getting similar results to 13-15, she was winning these matches in Q and getting nothing to show for it. Ranked in the 120-150 range is such an awkward place.

Hopefully she can fluke a win at RG and really restart her ranking from there.
May 10th, 2017 10:35 AM
kittyking
Re: Marina Erakovic Cheering Thread

Kitty is back unlike Marinas form
Sep 7th, 2016 02:46 AM
The Walking Bye
Re: Marina Erakovic Cheering Thread

I must have accidentally unsubbed from this thread!!

@New_balls_please she and Aranxta make an awesome team and personally I thought Arantxa a fair bit of the heavy lifting in R2 bar the burst of dfs. Such a pity they couldn't complete the comeback in the TB

Great photos Spencer! It was a close match, at least you got to see Marina during USO I'll return the favor at AO, hopefully she is MD by then.
Sep 7th, 2016 02:34 AM
Spencer.
Re: Marina Erakovic Cheering Thread

@The Walking Bye @NZ tennis fan you didn't even see these pictures yet, did you?
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