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Today 10:25 PM
ServiceGagnant
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

Do your best Garbine! Makes us proud
Today 03:31 PM
hurty
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tecumseh View Post
Garbi's section of the draw:

[14] Stosur - Linette
Lisicki - Rogers
Shvedova - Goerges
Broady - [17] Svitolina
[28] Safarova - Mattek-Sands
Crawford - Qualifier/LL
Qualifier/LL - Duque Marino
Giorgi - [2] Muguruza

It seems like all the unpredictable hard-hitting floaters are in her section.
So Giorgi R1...
Safarova R3...
Lisicki R4...
Venus QF...
Keys SF...

A complete reversal of last year's draw
Today 11:18 AM
Tecumseh
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

Garbi's section of the draw:

[14] Stosur - Linette
Lisicki - Rogers
Shvedova - Goerges
Broady - [17] Svitolina
[28] Safarova - Mattek-Sands
Crawford - Qualifier/LL
Qualifier/LL - Duque Marino
Giorgi - [2] Muguruza

It seems like all the unpredictable hard-hitting floaters are in her section.
Today 09:59 AM
hurty
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tecumseh View Post
Garbi has drawn Camila Giorgi


Poor girl, exactly the type of player she wants to avoid on grass. Hope she won't be too disappointed if she loses early, I can imagine she will be.

As for me, I will not be watching this match
And I'll see her during Olympics!
Today 09:49 AM
Tecumseh
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

Garbi has drawn Camila Giorgi
Jun 17th, 2016 08:13 PM
hurty
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

Quote:
Originally Posted by Panther24 View Post
Roland Garros was a DREAM. And the way Garbiñe handled it at the late stages of the tournament was admiring. Paris 2016 is just the beginning of many more.

However, I had an iffy feeling regarding Mallorca. Despite Flipkens not being nowhere near her best this season, grass was a surface you wouldn't want to play her on especially how Garbi came into this tournament.

I wish she would've won a couple of rounds at least to get actual competitive matches on grass while in Spain and to prepare for Wimbledon, but the reality is she has always been streaky.

I'm actually kind of surprised at how Garbi went on to lose so straight-forward. Had to stop watching the match while she was leading 2-0 and up 30-0 on Flipkens' second service game. Then I watched her interview post-match and you clearly see she said it herself that she needed more time to practice. Not to mention she didn't look too bothered. So it seems had this event not been in Spain she probably would've pulled out but still gave it a try anyway.

Last year's Wimbledon was a great memory. And hopefully she'll use it as a motivator going into her first major as a grand slam champion. But match by match, the draw will be a big factor for sure.
Definitely. Flipkens isn't a player you want to meet in order to ease yourself onto the grass

I also like her approach to losses now. She seems more introspective about them, instead of crying over a missed opportunity. Like at Rome, after losing to Keys... she wasn't too upset about the fact that she missed a chance to turn her season around by reaching a P5 Final. Instead, she viewed it as great preparation for RG to compete in a semifinal against a solid player... which she later won

Hopefully, she adjusts and defends as much of those Final points as she can... no pressure
Jun 16th, 2016 09:17 AM
Panther24
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

Roland Garros was a DREAM. And the way Garbiñe handled it at the late stages of the tournament was admiring. Paris 2016 is just the beginning of many more.

However, I had an iffy feeling regarding Mallorca. Despite Flipkens not being nowhere near her best this season, grass was a surface you wouldn't want to play her on especially how Garbi came into this tournament.

I wish she would've won a couple of rounds at least to get actual competitive matches on grass while in Spain and to prepare for Wimbledon, but the reality is she has always been streaky.

I'm actually kind of surprised at how Garbi went on to lose so straight-forward. Had to stop watching the match while she was leading 2-0 and up 30-0 on Flipkens' second service game. Then I watched her interview post-match and you clearly see she said it herself that she needed more time to practice. Not to mention she didn't look too bothered. So it seems had this event not been in Spain she probably would've pulled out but still gave it a try anyway.

Last year's Wimbledon was a great memory. And hopefully she'll use it as a motivator going into her first major as a grand slam champion. But match by match, the draw will be a big factor for sure.
Jun 14th, 2016 09:11 PM
Peak Pierce
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

Muguruza's never been known for her consistency, but I don't think her loss in Mallorca necessarily means she's going to keep flopping for the rest of the season. It's still a little too soon to tell how the rest of her year will go.

I guess I'm the only one who thought there was a strong chance she might lose this match? She never plays that well in Spain, she's only about a week out from RG and has been doing lots of press, and most players have a post-maiden-slam funk immediately after.

She rebounded after the post-Wimbledon slump, and she rebounded after the early 2016 slump, I see no reason why she won't do the same if she struggles for a few tournaments now. Although I'm hoping she can get it together at Wimbledon... The WTA is in dire need of top players who can deliver on a more consistent basis.
Jun 14th, 2016 08:11 PM
Tecumseh
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

Garbi

I am sure she’ll do much better at Wimbledon with two more weeks of grass court preparation, but I don’t expect too much for this year, to be honest.

But who cares? Even if she bombs out early, she will still be a GS champion.
Jun 14th, 2016 03:40 PM
ServiceGagnant
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

Didnt really expect a straight set loss, a bit disappointing especially since this is her home tournament, but I'll give her a pass under condition. Flipkens really was on fire, serving on corners in every two-three balls, never miss her slices. Garbine's net play was very predictable for a caliber like the belgian.

Some positives i can draw from the match: (1) Garbine employed good tactics on her serve, she hit some heavy topspin serves on the middle of the court that neutralize slice return from Flipkens. Maybe she can improve on that tactic against S&V players like Flipkens. (2) She's more patient in terms of controlling her pace, not to rush her shots and play soft balls sometimes to reset the rally.

The NET ANTICIPATION and her dropshots though so cringeworthy
Jun 12th, 2016 09:28 PM
nazzac
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

Yeah i am the same. I prefer the players i like to have a small fanbase
Jun 12th, 2016 09:06 PM
Cindy and Kate
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

I actually like that this thread is so low key and has very few regular posters. I think too it's enjoyable and lighthearted. And unlike other subforums, where there is as much dedication to vicious bashing of some particular players (Garbi in Halep's and Vika in Kerber's come to my mind) as to cheering for their faves, there's no such pettiness here.
Jun 12th, 2016 10:33 AM
ServiceGagnant
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

Quote:
Originally Posted by kerberfan View Post
so just curious, did Garbine experience an increase in her thread after she won the FO? i don't follow enough in TF to know, but what is your thought? any bandwagon fans??
You? I dont see you often here and i thought you hate her?

Maybe i cant tell since there are SO many kerber fans who truly despise Garbine (Kerber Counter, Libertango, and maybe some others are exception). I honestly dont really care if her thread does not get more visitors. The regulars have been very insightful about Garbine and it's been an enjoyable read here.
Jun 11th, 2016 10:30 PM
kerberfan
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

so just curious, did Garbine experience an increase in her thread after she won the FO? i don't follow enough in TF to know, but what is your thought? any bandwagon fans??
Jun 11th, 2016 05:16 PM
Tecumseh
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

WTA Mallorca - Garbine's quarter of the draw:

(1)Muguruza vs Flipkens
Goerges vs Puig
Zheng vs Q
Hibino vs Siegemund(7)

Flipkens is quite a good grass court player, but she seems out of form and had very bad results recently, so R1 is very doable for Garbine.

It will be interesting to see how well our new clay goddess is going to adapt to the grass after the biggest success of her career.

I have the feeling that she kept the post-slam-success celebrations small this time and got back to business as usual rather quickly.

I just hope she will win a few matches at least in order to get some match practice on a surface she used to struggle with before Wimbledon 2015.

Good luck !!
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