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May 27th, 2016 04:35 PM
ServiceGagnant
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

Garbine played good enough to stay on rallies with the erratic Belgian. Still, a good win for her, since she's been struggling against big hitters since last year YEC.

I worry for the next match though. Kuzzy can be an invicible clay goddess when she's on. Vamos!
May 27th, 2016 03:58 PM
hurty
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

Yanina was just so bad today and Garbi didn't really allow her to enter the match, apart from that dreadful service game in the first set with two double faults.

Next up: Kuzzy
Will need to up her game a lot if she wants to stand a chance, particularly her service stats.
May 26th, 2016 07:04 PM
Cindy and Kate
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

Garbiñe plays La Wicked tomorrow at 11:00. I saw Yanina play the last set against Makarowva and she was flawless. For me, along with Kanepi, she is one of the biggest WTA underachievers. Tennis wise she has the fundamentals to succeed ( great shots and athleticism), but she's been very unlucky with injuries and there's a massive gap between her her tennis potential and her mentality (i.e: she's a headcase). Hope Garbiñe will be ready, because Y. can grind and trade from the baseline very hard on a good day, very Azarenka like, and moves better than her. Garbiñe has to serve well, try to dictate rallies (using more DTL shots) and be very careful with her shot selection when coming up to the net I am worried that if Garbi is tight and the match turns into a baseline powergrind fest with lots of predictable CC rallies Yanina will come up with the upper hand.
May 24th, 2016 06:07 AM
ServiceGagnant
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

The silving lining: she doesnt give up. Not on HER TERRITORY
That first game, second set was garbine muclutchruza. Those daring winner on BPs. She took 10 years out ouf me
On her net play I hope she keeps doing it. She'll get better with her volley despite zero natural talent on that. I like to believe htat.
May 23rd, 2016 08:58 PM
Cindy and Kate
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

The first set was such a horror show, but once she cleaned up some of the awful UEs you could see she was the better player by such a long margin, even while playing well below her best, but it is still very worrying that she allowed AKS to almost come back in both sets from 4-1 (to 4-3 and BP; at that point I honestly thought she was going to collapse and gift the match away) and from 4-0 (to 4-3 and 0-30). It shows how insecure and emotionally erratic she's atm. A more confident and tough match player than ASK would have turned to screw one extra time and taken advantage. If Garbi doesn't seriously step it up she won't be going much further here, and it's a shame, because that half of the draw is pretty much depleted.

The net approaches were so comically bad She was coming up to the net just for the sake of it, out of desperation and without any sense. Her court positioning when approaching the net was clueless.
May 23rd, 2016 06:36 PM
hurty
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

That was... Hopefully she can make 4R, but Kuzzy will be waiting for her there
I'll take it that she was just 'nervious', but I'm honestly pleased that she is willing to close out matches when she isn't at her best. It was indeed a 'character win'.
AKS is now her pigeon though
May 20th, 2016 12:25 PM
Azula
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

In theory she has a great draw. Hope she can make another deep run here.
May 20th, 2016 12:21 PM
Tecumseh
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

Garbine's quarter of the draw:

[7] Vinci vs Bondarenko
Beck vs Q
Vandeweghe vs Broady
Mattek-Sands vs [25] Begu
[17] Ka. Pliskova vs Rogers
Vesnina vs Brengle
Arruabarrena vs Hsieh
Kovinic vs [10] Kvitova
[13] Kuznetsova vs Shvedova
Gibbs vs Watson
Q vs Sasnovich
Q vs [24] Pavlyuchenkova
[27] Makarova vs Lepchenko
Wickmayer vs Dulgheru
Georges vs McHale
Schmiedlova vs [4] Muguruza
May 15th, 2016 04:36 AM
Peak Pierce
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

She seems to get a bit flustered by players with more power than her and reacts like she has to match them MPH/KPH for MPH/KPH, which leads to a lot of needless errors.

Much as I like seeing Madison Keys live up to her potential, Muguruza definitely had opportunities to take advantage of the occasional errant overhit that Keys is still prone to. I actually agreed with Sumyk during her match against Kvitova in Stuttgart when he told her not to be so intimidated by Petra's power. He probably should have a phrased it in a way that wouldn't have elicited the petulant reply (she seems combative when losing, to say the least...), but the underlying point was spot on.

Muguruza is not the biggest hitter, but it's big enough that when she's on, it's the constant onslaught of aggressive shot-making that eventually wears down her opponents and wins her the points. And in the case of these bigger hitters like Keys and Kvitova, I think she still needs to find a medium between her naturally aggressive style and being smart enough to give them just enough rope to hang themselves with. Be patient enough, and they typically WILL make an error or give you an opening to end the point.
May 14th, 2016 06:54 PM
hurty
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

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Originally Posted by kerberfan View Post
she double faulted way too much. does she always double fault this much? she had this match, but didn't win the key points. i'm sure the rain delays didnt help either.

still, she looks very good for RG and surely this loss will nonetheless give her some confidence.
Not really

The double faults came because she was going for too much on her second serve in order to try and offset Keys from pouncing on it. It's way too weak and predictable right now. She can improve it, but it'll clearly take some work.
May 14th, 2016 06:53 PM
hurty
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

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Originally Posted by Tecumseh View Post
Garbine lost to Madison 67(5) 46

I think Madison was the better player on the day and deserved to win. She was serving clearly better and was more determined and clutch than Garbine in the decisive moments.

But still, Garbine should have never ever lost that tiebreak. I mean, she gifted three points to Madison (two DFs, one not-converted easy sitter) and still she lost the tiebreak only by two points.
It's the little things that need work. Serve (especially second serve), mentality, and shot selection.

I'm really pleased for Madison, but as you said, Garbiñe was soo brainless in that tiebreak. When her serve isn't working, her entire game breaks down, and this is more likely to happen against big hitters (esp. as she was feeling the pressure serving second in the set).

The forehand slice has been a nice addition to her game, but she needs to work on her net game and second serve. A missed chance for a F here, but still a great week for her. Very impressed w her performances against Makarova and Bacsinszky
May 14th, 2016 06:48 PM
kerberfan
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

she double faulted way too much. does she always double fault this much? she had this match, but didn't win the key points. i'm sure the rain delays didnt help either.

still, she looks very good for RG and surely this loss will nonetheless give her some confidence.
May 14th, 2016 06:45 PM
Tecumseh
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

Garbine lost to Madison 67(5) 46

I think Madison was the better player on the day and deserved to win. She was serving clearly better and was more determined and clutch than Garbine in the decisive moments.

But still, Garbine should have never ever lost that tiebreak. I mean, she gifted three points to Madison (two DFs, one not-converted easy sitter) and still she lost the tiebreak only by two points.
May 13th, 2016 01:44 PM
Tecumseh
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

I think that was a very good match from both players.

Congrats, Garbine!
May 13th, 2016 12:36 PM
Nalby fan
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

Garbine beats Timea 7-5 6-2. Best match I've seen her play all year. Her BH was absolutely raking.
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