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Today 02:28 PM
Serg.
Re: Aleksandra Krunic

at least she won doubles
Apr 29th, 2016 01:51 PM
HowardH
Re: Aleksandra Krunic

After watching Marina beat Kiki Bertens in the semis I take some of my criticism of Aleks back. Clearly Marina has rediscovered some of her form, she has always had a very good modern forehand (somewhat similar to the more advanced male ATP style forehand which allows for higher levels of spin production combined with power, like Stosur and Justine Henin) and this surface theoretically suits her, but of late she just hasn't been winning anything (she isn't very athletic or fast and her defence on the backhand is rather lacking, so she really needs her serve and forehand and volleys etc to work well to cover her lack of footspeed).

Still, I think this tournament was a big opportunity for Aleks and I doubt Marina was as good against her as she was against Kiki- I presume Marina's confidence has been growing throughout the tournament.
Apr 28th, 2016 03:46 PM
HowardH
Re: Aleksandra Krunic

Marina Erakovic has hardly been winning anything of late so these last two wins have been critical for her and I'm pleased for her as a fellow kiwi.

Still, Aleks should be disappointed with this. Marina was one of the better second round opponents after Lesia had to pull out.

Looking at that clip, I still feel that Aleks tends to get too defensive and passive. But it's because somehow her groundies, especially forehand, are not trustworthy enough to keep going for her shots consistently. She loses confidence in them and then just keeps the ball in play. In that point she didn't really go for either of the last two forehands, the first allowed Marina to approach the net and the pass was not hit aggressively enough. A pity because her movement is world class, almost above world class really. But if she can't improve her shot precision she won't be able to progress further, apart from displaying amazing court coverage against top players. Beating the mid range players is a very different skill to challenging the top ones, and Aleks struggles against those slightly lower level players.

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Originally Posted by RU90 View Post
Rabat 2016

Judging from the blonde girl's hair style this is from her qualifying match vs Marina Melnikova.
Apr 28th, 2016 02:32 PM
RU90
Re: Aleksandra Krunic

She lost 4-6 4-6 to Erakovic.
Apr 27th, 2016 09:09 PM
RU90
Re: Aleksandra Krunic

Alex is an absolutely marvelous player to watch on clay.

You can tell she is in her element. There aren't many natural clay-court players left in the WTA, but she is certainly one of them. Most players don't bother to change the way they play on clay.
Apr 27th, 2016 02:16 PM
goOudinUSA
Re: Aleksandra Krunic

Aleks GL in the QF!!
Apr 27th, 2016 02:07 PM
RU90
Re: Aleksandra Krunic

Rabat 2016

Apr 27th, 2016 01:19 PM
happydayhk
Re: Aleksandra Krunic

6-2, 6-2 against Makarova (who played awful though)

QF vs Tsurenko/Erakovic. Hopefully Erakovic because Tsurenko is 4-0 vs Aleks but those two aren't particular good on clay. A nice chance to reach semis here!!!
Apr 27th, 2016 12:48 AM
Hive
Re: Aleksandra Krunic

straight Sets revenge! <3

expect the unexpected! I'm on the Krunic train for the long haul. *choo choo!!*
Apr 26th, 2016 03:23 PM
JJ Expres
Re: Aleksandra Krunic

Revenge for last week
Please win the title
Apr 26th, 2016 03:18 PM
goOudinUSA
Re: Aleksandra Krunic

Aleks
Apr 26th, 2016 12:39 PM
Serg.
Re: Aleksandra Krunic

6-3 6-2.


Total control of the match, glad she could take revenge. I thought she'll win but not this straightforward!


Next up is (2)E.Makarova. She's not that good this year. Would be nice if she could take a set or match if we are at it
Apr 25th, 2016 04:26 PM
Just Do It
Re: Aleksandra Krunic

Again?
Apr 25th, 2016 04:20 PM
happydayhk
Re: Aleksandra Krunic

Aleks is playing Sevastova AGAIN after qualifying in Rabat.

Please revenge the loss
Apr 20th, 2016 12:29 AM
Hive
Re: Aleksandra Krunic

44 minutes to earn a double-bagel..

You almost have to TRY to lose that badly. (not saying she tanked! She didn't, but... yikes)
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