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Jan 27th, 2013 06:48 PM
Caipirinha Guy
Re: Beginning of the 2013

It was not about Li's power.
Jan 27th, 2013 05:44 PM
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Weak performance from Aga. Many UEs. Very weak serve. Li is too powerful. I hate Li
Jan 24th, 2013 03:29 AM
Alizé Molik
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Jan 24th, 2013 12:33 AM
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^I agree. A player that she has a negative head to head against can cause a lack of belief in herself to win even though she has the skills to do so.

We see how she plays against Azarenka, Kuznetsova, Cetkovska, Sharapova (improving greatly on this though) and Li Na (seems to be the new hurdle). She has beat all those players in the past but sometimes you just feel that she plays safer than normal when she faces them. She beat Li Na easily in Sydney just 2 weeks ago and Stuttgart but I think because it was on a slam stage she just played too safe.

But there will be plenty more opportunities. Once she is learning from her mistakes in the slams.
Jan 23rd, 2013 02:37 PM
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I am not 100% sure that her performance was due to fatigue, but maybe. I have a feeling that Agnieszka has hard time dealing with certain kinds of pressure. I continue to notice a pattern since her win over Maria at USO. She lost the very next match against Shahar, same after beating Petrova at AO and falling to Daniela. The matches that she has lost were absolutely in hear reach. Furthermore some players have similar impact on her. She has hard time playing Victoria, Maria, Serena and few others. I am not saying that she should win every match against them (especially Serena may be hard) or seize every opportunity at higher level of slams, but her percentage should be higher. One can see that her losses are due to what appears to be loss of motivation which I am sure is only a symptom and not real lack of motivation. If I am right she has to find a way to detach herself from the pressure and just play every match, set, game, ball.
Jan 22nd, 2013 12:40 PM
Alizé Molik
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To be honest this was not the worst performance of the tournament. She absolutely must alter her schedule and put more focus on grand slams. She should have just played Sydney. It would have been a good warm up and not completely drained her energy for AO. She wasn't playing under the level of Na by much. If she had taken the chances she had in the first set it could have been different.
Jan 22nd, 2013 09:35 AM
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I think her poor performance today is due to fatigue. Aga has played so many matches this year and given the amount of running she does every match to cover the court, it was only natural this would happen.
She had a good chance to advance to the semis, but her body let her down.

Still, the last month has been a wonderful one for Aga, it can only get better
Jan 22nd, 2013 09:34 AM
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It was very sad Aga played completely without motivation... Time to rest. What is the next tournament?
Jan 22nd, 2013 08:52 AM
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I'm very disappointed. It was like watching 2009-10 Agnieszka back. She gave the worst performance in this tournament when it mattered the most. And of course in the press conference she said both played a very good match
Jan 22nd, 2013 01:23 AM
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Jan 22nd, 2013 01:19 AM
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it was a match of wasted chances for Aga
Jan 22nd, 2013 01:19 AM
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Very disappointing performance.

The way Aga started the second set winning those 2 games and 8 consecutive points is how she should have played the whole match. She created sharp angles corner to corner and placed the ball in awkward positions to set up the error. But once she got up to 2-0 she retreated back to just hitting the ball directly back to Li Na waiting for the error to come despite Li getting her act together and reducing her errors considerably. Aga played much better against Ivanovic and Watson despite them being lower ranked than Li and earlier matched.

She must remember her fantastic start to the year however including 2 titles and a 13 match winning streak.
Jan 22nd, 2013 12:55 AM
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Aga out in the QF 5-7, 3-6

Jan 21st, 2013 06:41 PM
Quest for Infamy
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Originally Posted by JarkaFish View Post
Any videos of this?
I don't think so. Apparently Eurosport cannot broadcast on-court interviews of female players for whatever reason, they're only aired by some American TV (ESPN, Tennis Channel or whoever else). I only heard about it second hand. Barbara Schett always interviews players for Eurosport (and she's such an awkward interviewer ).
Jan 21st, 2013 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by aselto View Post
No. She was asked on court if she ever gets angry, and she said she's pissed by slow drivers and when the Internet doesn't work.
Any videos of this?
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