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Sep 28th, 2012 07:10 AM
Navratil
Re: Why do girls miss so many simple balls?

Wozniacki's # 1 ranking is proof that most players still have a problem to close out points...

Watching her match against Li the other day, you really wonder how Li could lose that match! 40 winners to 5 from Wozniacki!?

But Li missed so many really easy balls that you should make on club level - speachless!

She does have a good technique, talent, athletism - so why??

She's doing nothing but hitting balls every day! I don't get why they miss so many chances...

And that's why even Serena doesn't have a chance against any ATP player!
Sep 26th, 2012 07:02 AM
Navratil
Re: Why do girls miss so many simple balls?

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Originally Posted by GAGAlady View Post
It's true that women miss a lot more. It's not that there stupid its just that the men are much better at putting away balls. They just are, no need to bash the girls it's just a skill set the girls aren't on par with doIng.

And I also agree most club level guys are better at putting away mid court shots than most pro women that's totally fair assessment
Ok - but why??

The only logical explantation to me would be that the girls don't exercise the puttaways enough. But I don't think so cause so many coaches work(ed) with both male and female players.

I sometimes can't believe how female players are not able to close out points.

The same with closing out matches. Eurosport commentators are already making fun of it. It's more likely that a female players loses serve when serving for the match
Sep 25th, 2012 06:45 PM
edificio
Re: Why do girls miss so many simple balls?

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Originally Posted by pov View Post
I think the whole premise of this thread is off. Women do not miss so many easy hits. A few spectacular clunkers here and there.

People are always on about something. A couple years ago it was why were women DFing so much.


People didn't watch Davis Cup last week if they think men don't miss easy shots.

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Originally Posted by Asadinator View Post
Most female players have very little tennis skill, they only learn to hit shots from the baseline.

I think it's some kind of intelligence thing in our brains, men are just better at sports.
Well, you are definitely lacking in intelligence.
Sep 25th, 2012 06:40 PM
Patrick345
Re: Why do girls miss so many simple balls?

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Originally Posted by miffedmax View Post
Women,in general, have better peripheral vision than men.
Probably only when scanning men. That also explains why Martina and Amelie were so good at the net. They were scanning women.
Sep 25th, 2012 06:35 PM
Sammo
Re: Why do girls miss so many simple balls?

Hingis never missed put aways, until the 2000 US Open semifinal But then she never missed put aways again
Sep 25th, 2012 06:28 PM
miffedmax
Re: Why do girls miss so many simple balls?

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Originally Posted by Patrick345 View Post
A combination of

1. Lack of power (reliable controlled power)
2. Lack of concentration (finishing the point in your head before you have done it with your racquet)
3. Lack of patience and judgement (is it really an easy shot or am I better off to prepare for an even better shot)
4. Shot selection (conventional volley, drive volley, let it bounce, take the overhead out of the air, slice attack or hard deep)
5. Poor peripheral vision (react to the actions of your opponent)

They all play into each other. If you are great in some areas you need to be less good in others. For example if you have great shot selection and vision you donīt need as much raw power to finish points.
Women,in general, have better peripheral vision than men.
Sep 25th, 2012 05:15 PM
sammy01
Re: Why do girls miss so many simple balls?

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Originally Posted by Wiggly View Post
Flat shots vs topsin?
3 pages and it took to this post for the proper answer. If you go to any tournament and watch men and women hit side by side, the men cover their shots with much more spin. They are naturally stronger so imparting the spin while still hitting the ball hard is easier for them.

On short balls, the flatter you hit them the more likely you are to miss them as your margin for error is less. Djokovic hitting a short ball for a winner has so much higher margins than say sharapova.
Sep 25th, 2012 04:48 PM
Patrick345
Re: Why do girls miss so many simple balls?

A combination of

1. Lack of power (reliable controlled power)
2. Lack of concentration (finishing the point in your head before you have done it with your racquet)
3. Lack of patience and judgement (is it really an easy shot or am I better off to prepare for an even better shot)
4. Shot selection (conventional volley, drive volley, let it bounce, take the overhead out of the air, slice attack or hard deep)
5. Poor peripheral vision (react to the actions of your opponent)

They all play into each other. If you are great in some areas you need to be less good in others. For example if you have great shot selection and vision you donīt need as much raw power to finish points.
Sep 25th, 2012 04:20 PM
Wiggly
Re: Why do girls miss so many simple balls?

Flat shots vs topsin?
Sep 25th, 2012 04:17 PM
bjurra
Re: Why do girls miss so many simple balls?

A combination of lacking technique and overthinking...
Sep 25th, 2012 04:11 PM
miffedmax
Re: Why do girls miss so many simple balls?



The cramps. The bloating. JJ has told you the reason, but you refuse to hear.




































There may have been some sarcasm in that statement.
Sep 25th, 2012 03:46 PM
ivanban
Re: Why do girls miss so many simple balls?

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Originally Posted by Wiggly View Post
Djokovic's slices during the USO final are quite pathetic.
Uhum, that seems right
Sep 25th, 2012 03:06 PM
Wiggly
Re: Why do girls miss so many simple balls?

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Originally Posted by Asadinator View Post
You people are unbelievable

Most women can't even play a slice, let alone have skill even close to a mens future player.
Djokovic's slices during the USO final were quite pathetic.
Sep 25th, 2012 03:06 PM
TIEFSEE
Re: Why do girls miss so many simple balls?

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Originally Posted by supermod View Post
Everytime a female player has to do an overhead smash I hold my breath.
Thank you Patrick
Sep 25th, 2012 03:05 PM
QuestJon
Re: Why do girls miss so many simple balls?

Hey?

There is an obvious answer.

You know there is a biological difference.

Men are using this additional pendulum to have a better
feeling for the center axis of their body while on the run.



So they can hit the ball clearly in a better balanced position.

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