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Today 07:04 PM
Potapovushina
Re: Sofya Zhuk

This is just bizarre, I have no words

1 game against freaking Coppoc
Today 01:10 PM
Wintermute
Re: Sofya Zhuk

Coppoc (USA) def. Zhuk (RUS) [11] 6-1 6-0

Today 01:08 PM
Northstar
Re: Sofya Zhuk

She won one game
Yesterday 08:39 PM
Potapovushina
Re: Sofya Zhuk

Matches are starting tomorrow, you can follow the livescores here: Live Tennis Scores - French Open 2016 Tennis Livescore, Results, ATP & WTA Rankings
Yesterday 07:25 PM
Tennis Fool
Re: Sofya Zhuk

Gluck to her
Yesterday 01:08 PM
Potapovushina
Re: Sofya Zhuk

RG

(5)Dayana Yastremska (UKR) v Chihiro Muramatsu (JPN)
Oana Gavrila (ROU) v Karman Thandi (IND)
(wc)Emmanuelle Salas (FRA) v (Q)Paula Arias Manjon (ESP)
(11)Sofya Zhuk (RUS) v Morgan Coppoc (USA)


It's a tough section she's in... with Arias Manjon, and then Thandi/Yastremska looming, some hard work ahead!
May 22nd, 2016 01:39 AM
Warrior
Re: Sofya Zhuk

May 20th, 2016 03:59 PM
Wintermute
Re: Sofya Zhuk

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She's not doing as well as she should be. Olesya Pervushina, who's same age, won 10k Santa Margherita. Sonya lost in QF.
I think yes, the Santa Margherita QF was certainly more of a concerning loss than this one. The manner of that loss indicated some real struggles as you say.

But I think it's difficult to compare to other players at this stage because of their ages. It's a long slow process to the top.
May 20th, 2016 03:51 PM
Warrior
Re: Sofya Zhuk

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Originally Posted by Wintermute View Post
There's no stats for these junior matches so it's hard to tell about holding serve.

It wouldn't surprise me if she's had a growth spurt to be struggling on clay. Another 'cow on ice' scenario. I'm not overly concerned here. She's been doing just fine at 10k level and is improving her pro ranking.
She's not doing as well as she should be. Olesya Pervushina, who's same age, won 10k Santa Margherita. Sonya lost in QF.

She's supposed to a teen prodigy and best up and coming Russian. Ever since her Wimbledon Jr win, I haven't seen signs of being a dominant player.

Hopefully she can turn it around soon.
May 20th, 2016 03:42 PM
Wintermute
Re: Sofya Zhuk

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Yes it does. It seems like she's having problems holding serve. I think she got taller in the last year and that affects her proprioception. With many double faults and low 1st serve percentage she's losing more than she should.
There's no stats for these junior matches so it's hard to tell about holding serve.

It wouldn't surprise me if she's had a growth spurt to be struggling on clay. Another 'cow on ice' scenario. I'm not overly concerned here. She's been doing just fine at 10k level and is improving her pro ranking.
May 20th, 2016 03:20 PM
Warrior
Re: Sofya Zhuk

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Does this count as struggling? She's been winning easily so far this week. Then lost to someone who clearly favours clay courts and was winning matches at 25k level last year.

I wonder about Sonya's proficiency on clay. She's basically avoided it since June 2015.

Yes it does. It seems like she's having problems holding serve. I think she got taller in the last year and that affects her proprioception. With many double faults and low 1st serve percentage she's losing more than she should.
May 20th, 2016 03:06 PM
Wintermute
Re: Sofya Zhuk

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I wonder why is she struggling?
Does this count as struggling? She's been winning easily so far this week. Then lost to someone who clearly favours clay courts and was winning matches at 25k level last year.

I wonder about Sonya's proficiency on clay. She's basically avoided it since June 2015.
May 20th, 2016 02:57 PM
Warrior
Re: Sofya Zhuk

(7)Georgia Andreea Craciun (ROU) d. (10)Sofya Zhuk (RUS) 62 63

I wonder why is she struggling?
May 19th, 2016 12:23 PM
Wintermute
Re: Sofya Zhuk

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Is she playing junior RG?
I believe so.
May 18th, 2016 08:01 PM
Warrior
Re: Sofya Zhuk

Is she playing junior RG?
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