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Aug 19th, 2016 07:20 PM
RU90
Re: Heather's Cheering Thread

Oh, Hev!
Aug 19th, 2016 06:43 PM
Mr.Sparkle OMG, she lost to the Greek ITF scrub

I am sure she is just saving herself for a deep run at the US open.
Aug 18th, 2016 09:19 PM
Mr.Sparkle
Re: Heather's Cheering Thread

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Originally Posted by guichard View Post
New Haven qualifying

(4)Shvedova v Barthel
Giorgi v Parmentier
Watson v Sakkari
Sasnovich v (8)Lucic-Baroni
Well... she better win the first round at least. Might not be able to do anything agianst a peaking Lucic-Baroni/Shvedova/Giorgi/Barthel..although Mona is in poor form and I think she knows how to play Giorgi, so we will see.
Aug 18th, 2016 09:15 PM
guichard
Re: Heather's Cheering Thread

New Haven qualifying

(4)Shvedova v Barthel
Giorgi v Parmentier
Watson v Sakkari
Sasnovich v (8)Lucic-Baroni
Aug 17th, 2016 08:38 AM
Mr.Sparkle One of the main reasons Heather's singles ranking has not gone past the 30s is because of her poor performance at Grand Slams.

I bet she is going to draw Kuznetsova in the first round.
Aug 16th, 2016 10:09 PM
Carl Sagan
Re: Heather's Cheering Thread

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Withdrew from Cincinnati --qualifying, may be playing new haven next week
It's a strange time in Heather's career. I don't get much sense of what her goals are in singles. She can't be happy about her ranking drop from the top 50 - largely due to the loss of points during the grass court season - but she doesn't show much urgency about doing something about it.

Skipping Cincinnati qualifying is not a good sign. She lost early in all three events at the Olympics so fatigue can't be a legitimate factor. Jo Konta went far deeper in singles and she hasn't withdrawn, though as a seed she has the luxury of direct entry and a bye to round 2. But it just illustrates that the gap between Jo and Heather keeps growing and growing and I'm not sure if Hev believes she can bridge it. Jo's knocking on the door of the top 10; Hev's at the wrong end of the top 70.

I suppose the biggest disappointment of Hev's Olympics - apart from throwing away her match against Svitolina - was her lacklustre display in the mixed doubles with Andy. Since Hev had won the mixed at Wimbledon with Kontinen and she'd played twice before with Andy in the Hopman Cup I was expecting big things from the partnership. But they barely looked up for it against the Indian pairing of Mirza and Bopanna. They played without any energy or fight - Murray was listless and Hev's level was very poor. And this was the Olympics which Hev's built her whole season around!

At the very least I hope Hev finally breaks her duck at the US Open. Is it 5 or 6 years of consecutive 1st round exits now? But I don't think there's such a thing as an easy draw for Hev, and nothing can be taken for granted.
Aug 14th, 2016 08:42 PM
guichard
Re: Heather's Cheering Thread

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Where next for Heather? Did she opt out of Cincinnati or was she too late to enter after Rio?
Withdrew from Cincinnati --qualifying, may be playing new haven next week
Aug 14th, 2016 08:31 PM
mbturner
Re: Heather's Cheering Thread

Where next for Heather? Did she opt out of Cincinnati or was she too late to enter after Rio?
Aug 12th, 2016 12:00 PM
eldanielfire
Re: Heather's Cheering Thread

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Originally Posted by Mr.Sparkle View Post
I've never heard that before.

Yep, Heather's forehand is secretly good, as seen from many practice session videos. It just doesn't always make an appearance out on court.
Indeed. It's a very muzzling thing as to why the skills and and high level abilities we know Heather has go long periods of just not appearing in her tennis. She's genunely better than what most tennis fans think they see but we get literally months of Heather just passively hitting balls into nets or long at one WTA R1 o R2 match after another. There is something weird about Heather's match day mentality that doesn't quite allow her to play the way she can. It's why I get so frustrated with her.
Aug 12th, 2016 12:34 AM
Mr.Sparkle
Re: Heather's Cheering Thread

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Originally Posted by mbturner View Post
Good win for the Highlands and Islands. Heather's forehand has become a potent weapon.
I've never heard that before.

Yep, Heather's forehand is secretly good, as seen from many practice session videos. It just doesn't always make an appearance out on court.
Aug 12th, 2016 12:24 AM
mbturner
Re: Heather's Cheering Thread

Good win for the Highlands and Islands. Heather's forehand has become a potent weapon.
Aug 11th, 2016 10:04 PM
klr
Re: Heather's Cheering Thread

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SO happy about that. watching it now on the laptop while watching the Rugby on the TV.
You, me, and countless others
Aug 11th, 2016 09:43 PM
eldanielfire
Re: Heather's Cheering Thread

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Heather and Andy are in, replacing Niculescu and Mergea. They play CSN and Ferrer on Centre Court this evening, but it's not clear exactly when:

https://www.rio2016.com/en/tennis-mi...rst-round-te-5
SO happy about that. watching it now on the laptop while watching the Rugby on the TV.
Aug 11th, 2016 08:51 PM
klr
Re: Heather's Cheering Thread

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Heather and Andy are in, replacing Niculescu and Mergea. They play CSN and Ferrer on Centre Court this evening, but it's not clear exactly when:

https://www.rio2016.com/en/tennis-mi...rst-round-te-5
Not before 18:00 local time, as in about 10 minutes from now.
Aug 11th, 2016 08:34 PM
klr
Re: Heather's Cheering Thread

Heather and Andy are in, replacing Niculescu and Mergea. They play CSN and Ferrer on Centre Court this evening, but it's not clear exactly when:

https://www.rio2016.com/en/tennis-mi...rst-round-te-5
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