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Mar 7th, 2013 10:48 AM
angelabarnes38
Re: Petra’s Asian Outdoor Hard Court Swings – Tokyo, Beijing, Dubai, Doha

I totally agree. There is no reason that Petra shouldn't be practicing on tennis court surfaces with a warm climate. I know Randy Moss, a famous football player, used to train in the extremely humid Florida heat in order to maximize his conditioning. This directly applies to Petra. Hope she domintates the Asian swing!
Oct 12th, 2012 05:57 AM
bruce goose
Re: Petra’s Asian Outdoor Hard Court Swings – Tokyo, Beijing, Dubai, Doha

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Yes,I witnessed your creative excellence again,Paul....but don't you think that we ought to let THIS particular thread die??I'd like to put this ugly period of Petra's season behind us
Oct 9th, 2012 09:19 PM
paulmara
Re: Petra’s Asian Outdoor Hard Court Swings – Tokyo, Beijing, Dubai, Doha

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....especially our friendly Mushroom-user and creative genius,Paul
I used something special

http://imageshack.us/a/img818/4058/kvittytrofb.jpg
Oct 9th, 2012 05:49 PM
steni
Re: Petra’s Asian Outdoor Hard Court Swings – Tokyo, Beijing, Dubai, Doha

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"Please understand/accept my poor play at the upcoming YEC in advance guys"? ...... "OK!? Don't get mad".
Oct 9th, 2012 04:22 PM
netphobia
Re: Petra’s Asian Outdoor Hard Court Swings – Tokyo, Beijing, Dubai, Doha

Thank you all

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"Please understand/accept my poor play at the upcoming YEC in advance guys"? ...... "OK!? Don't get mad".
Oct 9th, 2012 03:37 PM
ShiftyFella
Re: Petra’s Asian Outdoor Hard Court Swings – Tokyo, Beijing, Dubai, Doha

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Can somebody translate what is Petra talking about in the video she posted on facebook, please!
She talks about some random stuff, like resting, training fo YEC, exo with Pova and so on.
Oct 9th, 2012 03:04 PM
Excelscior
Re: Petra’s Asian Outdoor Hard Court Swings – Tokyo, Beijing, Dubai, Doha

Yes, WELCOME Netphobia.

And my belated hello's and apologies.
Oct 9th, 2012 02:52 PM
Excelscior
Re: Petra’s Asian Outdoor Hard Court Swings – Tokyo, Beijing, Dubai, Doha

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Originally Posted by steni View Post
Can somebody translate what is Petra talking about in the video she posted on facebook, please!
"Please understand/accept my poor play at the upcoming YEC in advance guys"? ...... "OK!? Don't get mad".
Oct 9th, 2012 02:31 PM
steni
Re: Petra’s Asian Outdoor Hard Court Swings – Tokyo, Beijing, Dubai, Doha

Can somebody translate what is Petra talking about in the video she posted on facebook, please!
Oct 9th, 2012 01:54 PM
bruce goose
Re: Petra’s Asian Outdoor Hard Court Swings – Tokyo, Beijing, Dubai, Doha

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I'm still kind of pissed she went and played basically the entire US Open series or I suppose that her team didn't plan farther ahead.

If not for that scheduling blunder, she might not have been as MIA during the 2nd/3rd sets of Bartoli....
Btw,welcome to Petra's forum.I might not be the most warm,inviting person but there are lots of people here who can offer you good insight on her career....especially our friendly Mushroom-user and creative genius,Paul
Oct 9th, 2012 07:16 AM
netphobia
Re: Petra’s Asian Outdoor Hard Court Swings – Tokyo, Beijing, Dubai, Doha

I'm still kind of pissed she went and played basically the entire US Open series or I suppose that her team didn't plan farther ahead.

If not for that scheduling blunder, she might not have been as MIA during the 2nd/3rd sets of Bartoli....
Oct 9th, 2012 05:35 AM
bruce goose
Re: Petra’s Asian Outdoor Hard Court Swings – Tokyo, Beijing, Dubai, Doha

It's so easy...almost TOO easy...for us as fans to bash the coach sometimes;however,some of the mistakes made by Petra's team looked to be such violations of common sense that it was hard to fathom the course of action
Oct 9th, 2012 05:30 AM
Excelscior
Re: Petra’s Asian Outdoor Hard Court Swings – Tokyo, Beijing, Dubai, Doha

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I took some classes last year but I gave up lol, too frustrating!
Yeah, I'm tall. So I could also start out with a good serve.

I hope your wrong about Kotyza (a fluke).

However, you could be right about Petra possibly outgrowing him (stage wise). Is it too big for him now/alone? I hope he proves otherwise.

I don't blame him for trying to add to Petra's game. That was good. Hopefully, it bears fruit next year, or even the YEC at the end of the year. Some would even argue, Petra was bound to drop off this year, considering her personality and where she was coming from. So you never know? Variety is good though.

However, I would agree that Petra's scheduling, expectations, off time, strategic and tactical approach, etc., could have been better in 2012. It wasn't top notch for a player of Petra's caliber and alleged aspirations. It was actually comical, Keystone Cops-like and Bungling Burglars at times, as we know.

It appears they expected what happened last year to naturally transition into this year with no resistance. Masha didn't cooperate. And once Petra blew all those BP opportunities and lost to Sharapova in that close Australian Open Semi, things changed.... Drastically (though it was too early to notice). Lol.

Say what you want about the failed pre game and in game strategy (the Wimbledon model on a slow hardcourt), with Kotyza's almost over confidence. Petra's a confidence player. And by her last service game, she just gave up. Couldn't take it anymore. Who knows how 2012 would have went for Petra if she would have pulled out that match? And that seemed to carry over for her against Sharapova and Serena at Wimby and the French Open as well. They were just stronger than her mentally. Petra's AWOL game didn't help either.

So no; neither Petra or Kotyza seemed to learn anything from those matches in 2012. Hopefully, they'll bear better fruit at a later point.

So we'll see what the near future brings. Won't we?
Oct 9th, 2012 04:54 AM
steni
Re: Petra’s Asian Outdoor Hard Court Swings – Tokyo, Beijing, Dubai, Doha

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Yes, I used to play some.
I took some classes last year but I gave up lol, too frustrating!
Oct 9th, 2012 04:52 AM
steni
Re: Petra’s Asian Outdoor Hard Court Swings – Tokyo, Beijing, Dubai, Doha

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Yes, I used to play some.

But I don't know any more than you do. Trust me.

Yeah that YEC exchange with Radwanka.

Agreed. I can't recall Petra playing crazy like that this year either. Her hands, timing, looseness of shot, foot work, speed/defense and elasticity was just so much better--more often last year.

It was all those things, that gave her such spectacular shot making.

Yes, the way she changed direction and moved her feet last year, was like a dance indeed. It was so much more noticeable. Just beautiful.
I think Kotyza tried to changes things on her game like (ROS) and it didn't work, so instead of improving she went backwards, so now her game is a mess, cause even her serve was great last year and this year is so-so, than all those injuries she had, a lot weird things going on. Definitely 2011 was a fluke year for Kotyza as a coach, Petra is too much for this guy!
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