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Yesterday 11:57 PM
Wintermute
Re: Nicole Gibbs

A little clip from Nicole's press conference on facing Serena:
"The best way to get better in the sport is to see the best in the game."
https://streamable.com/zogv9
Yesterday 11:29 PM
Srodgers
Re: Nicole Gibbs

Congrats Nicole Definitely needed a good result here
Yesterday 07:35 PM
Wally.
Re: Nicole Gibbs

I'm mad that Nicole finally makes third round here only to get Serena.
Yesterday 07:33 PM
tie_breaker
Re: Nicole Gibbs

Quote:
Originally Posted by DcsabaS View Post
Of course, Serena stays in another league.
I only wanted to say that I'm personally SURE that Serena will NOT immediately kill Gibbsy with her power. Instead, she'll happily going to play a chess-like tennis (controlled by intelligent shot selection and court positioning). She's going to use her power (and aces) only if it turns out to be necessary, or if she wants to finish the match as soon as possible. Soooo, our Stanford girl will possibly have the chance to taste the on court thinking of the living legend. There is NOTHING to be afraid of this match, Nicole can learn a lot if she will be pro-active on the court.
Yes, I've seen Serena do that, especially against a fellow American.
Yesterday 07:09 PM
DcsabaS
Re: Nicole Gibbs

Quote:
Originally Posted by tie_breaker View Post
Nicole doesn't cover enough court to even remotely pose a threat to Serena.
Her defense works against even powered players, but not the likes of a top 20 player or the GOAT!!!

I wish Nicole can play like she started out against Pennetta in 2014 US Open, where she was on fire for the first 4 games. Maybe she has a chance of making it look respectable. Even if she loses, a 3rd round at AO is respectable.
Of course, Serena stays in another league.
I only wanted to say that I'm personally SURE that Serena will NOT immediately kill Gibbsy with her power. Instead, she'll happily going to play a chess-like tennis (controlled by intelligent shot selection and court positioning). She's going to use her power (and aces) only if it turns out to be necessary, or if she wants to finish the match as soon as possible. Soooo, our Stanford girl will possibly have the chance to taste the on court thinking of the living legend. There is NOTHING to be afraid of this match, Nicole can learn a lot if she will be pro-active on the court.
Yesterday 05:32 PM
tie_breaker
Re: Nicole Gibbs

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Originally Posted by DcsabaS View Post
Serena has the habit of giving a run to her opponents' playing style. This is her way of learning from the other players. (And this is why she is soooo good even at 30+++...) Therefore I expect a highly technical match, at least in the first set. Gibbsy should take this as a rare opportunity to learn from the living legend!

P.S.: for short moments Falconi was attacking well. But mostly she made too many errors. I don't know her to have a clue what could be the source of these errors.
Nicole doesn't cover enough court to even remotely pose a threat to Serena.
Her defense works against even powered players, but not the likes of a top 20 player or the GOAT!!!

I wish Nicole can play like she started out against Pennetta in 2014 US Open, where she was on fire for the first 4 games. Maybe she has a chance of making it look respectable. Even if she loses, a 3rd round at AO is respectable.
Yesterday 01:57 PM
DcsabaS
Re: Nicole Gibbs

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wintermute View Post
6-4 6-1 over Falconi. How many wins to officially pigeonize someone?

Seriously, Nicole's year didn't start well so I'm so pleased she's into R3. Plays someone called Serena Williams next.
Serena has the habit of giving a run to her opponents' playing style. This is her way of learning from the other players. (And this is why she is soooo good even at 30+++...) Therefore I expect a highly technical match, at least in the first set. Gibbsy should take this as a rare opportunity to learn from the living legend!

P.S.: for short moments Falconi was attacking well. But mostly she made too many errors. I don't know her to have a clue what could be the source of these errors.
Yesterday 12:49 PM
Wintermute
Re: Nicole Gibbs

6-4 6-1 over Falconi. How many wins to officially pigeonize someone?

Seriously, Nicole's year didn't start well so I'm so pleased she's into R3. Plays someone called Serena Williams next.
Yesterday 07:29 AM
DcsabaS
Re: Nicole Gibbs

Sometimes in the controlling seat Gibbsy played nicely, while at other times she was a little wasteful. Falconi helped her with quite many errors.

Gibbsy had a group of supporters on the standing, seemed a little drunky ...
Jan 17th, 2017 04:44 PM
Wintermute
Re: Nicole Gibbs

Most of the players I'm looking out for at the AO have had a really bad time so I'm super pleased to see Gibbsy knocking out a seed in R1.

She faces Irina Falconi next and has a 3-0 winning record.
Jan 17th, 2017 04:24 PM
Chilenaitor
Re: Nicole Gibbs

Congrats!! Good luck in R2
Jan 17th, 2017 07:57 AM
HowardH
Re: Nicole Gibbs

Well done Nicole!
Jan 17th, 2017 04:29 AM
Srodgers
Re: Nicole Gibbs

Wow good win Nicole
Jan 17th, 2017 03:57 AM
CrossCourt~Rally
Re: Nicole Gibbs

Nicole She played some excellent ball out there today

This is her 3rd year in a row making the 2nd rd at the AO
Jan 17th, 2017 02:21 AM
goOudinUSA
Re: Nicole Gibbs

Surprising, but great result
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