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Feb 13th, 2017 05:11 PM
Peak Pierce
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

The way I see it, either she'll beat Pliskova and we'll be happy, or it'll be another crushing loss to KP that will (hopefully) propel her closer toward ditching Sam.
Feb 13th, 2017 09:54 AM
ServiceGagnant
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

(5)Muguruza v (wc)Buyukakcay
Zhang v Babos
Q v Garcia
(2)Pliskova v BYE

Projected to meet Pliskova again at QF, DEAD Tennis god really hates her
Oh well, the more she faces her, the better Mugu knows what to do, isnt it? Or maybe I'm just too hopeful?
Feb 12th, 2017 05:28 PM
Cindy and Kate
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

Regardless of another Garbi's trademark pathetic performance against K.P, she's going nowhere with that FH. It has become such a liability in her game. She was crashing it to the net or sending it out when trying to be aggressive, then it breaks down when it gets hammered and only can loop it back to the middle of the court, so no wonder big hitters are happily feasting on her, and even against players with moderate power she's forced to extend rallies as she cannot finish them off with it anymore. Mess.
Feb 12th, 2017 03:14 PM
Javi
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

Very disappointing display today. Not even in Fed Cup was able to show her best version against her nemesis Pliskova. Too many UEs, serve M.I.A., awful footwork, terrible attittude, Zombiñe back again, no fight, never believed in herself.
Feb 12th, 2017 02:32 PM
ServiceGagnant
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

Pigeonized by Female Robotnic
Jfc i have no words
Feb 12th, 2017 12:35 AM
Martn7
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

Good win over Strycova, now a match against Pliskova who has beaten Garbi a lot of times in a row. It would be great for Garbi to finally get a win
Jan 29th, 2017 06:16 PM
Peak Pierce
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

The pre-clay hardcourt season (Doha, Dubai, IW and Miami) will be telling.

If she can go deep (S/F/W) in multiple events, then I'll say she's on the right trajectory. If she has another spotty set of results, then I'll be more concerned.
Jan 25th, 2017 07:20 PM
Cindy and Kate
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

Quote:
Originally Posted by SmilingKnight View Post
Not saying you're entirely wrong, and there's no excuse for not getting a single game in the second set, but you should have watched the match: moonballing or not, it was ridiculous the kind of shots that Coco was making from every position, and it would have been demoralizing for anyone. It wasn't just that she ran into an in-form player, it was a bit more than that.
Indeed. And seeing Coco's form against Kerber I was already thinking she was going to win, but it seems she played even better, and Garbi always struggles with big hitters on fire anyway, but even so it seemed strange that she couldn't hold even once and won barely a handful of points in the second set, so I was reminded of her matches against Puig and Pliskova (Cincy), where she looked so clueless despite her opponents peaking, and thinking it was the same kind of situation.

I agree though that her game has improved and it's been a good month for her, but I can't help this feeling that her old intensity is somehow lacking now, even if it's not like she wasn't playing her fair share of shitfests in 2014 and 2015. Probably the fact that she's now one of the hunted instead of one of the hunters needs to be considered too when rating her losses. Now is easier to be unfairly harder on her than before because you think she shouldn't be losing those matches anymore.
Jan 25th, 2017 07:29 AM
Peak Pierce
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

I turned it off after the first set, but what I saw wasn't that dire from my point of view either. Coco was on a hot streak, and losing to her doesn't make me question Garbiñe's forecast for the rest of the year. She was losing to Coco even in 2014, so it's not as if she was beaten by a player she regularly has no trouble with.

I think this tournament yielded more positives than negatives for Garbiñe; whether that translates into an upward trajectory is anyone's guess. Still, it's a better start to 2017 than 2016, and what's more encouraging was her improvement from R1 to the QFs.

I'd say by the time RG rolls around will be a fairer assessment of the direction of her game and when/if she'll make a coaching change. I still lean toward finding a different coach, but I'll withhold full judgment since it's early in the season, and I *did* see a noticeable uptick in her game over the tournament.
Jan 25th, 2017 01:10 AM
SmilingKnight
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

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Originally Posted by Cindy and Kate View Post
Didn't watch the match either, but I've read about the moonballing and winning only 10 points in the second set As much as Coco zoned, it's quite inexcusable from Garbiñe that she couldn't find any answer (unless she and Sumyk want to consider moonballing an answer) and got mauled this way.

Was expecting nothing, so a QF is on paper a good result. Played OK against Sevastova and Cirstea, but they are what they are, and was again brutally exposed by a player on fire. I don' know if these results will hurt her more in the end, because she can say she's done fine, which it's true, and will prefer to stay in her increasingly devalued GS champion comfort zone with Sumyk, but her game has clearly regressed since 2014-15 and it's been regularly exposed by the first player in good form that crosses her way. She has lost the spark and intensity and doesn't look anymore like someone who can challenge the top players/win big titles. Just the occasional good run here and there.
Not saying you're entirely wrong, and there's no excuse for not getting a single game in the second set, but you should have watched the match: moonballing or not, it was ridiculous the kind of shots that Coco was making from every position, and it would have been demoralizing for anyone. It wasn't just that she ran into an in-form player, it was a bit more than that.
Jan 24th, 2017 10:00 PM
Cindy and Kate
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

Didn't watch the match either, but I've read about the moonballing and winning only 10 points in the second set As much as Coco zoned, it's quite inexcusable from Garbiñe that she couldn't find any answer (unless she and Sumyk want to consider moonballing an answer) and got mauled this way.

Was expecting nothing, so a QF is on paper a good result. Played OK against Sevastova and Cirstea, but they are what they are, and was again brutally exposed by a player on fire. I don' know if these results will hurt her more in the end, because she can say she's done fine, which it's true, and will prefer to stay in her increasingly devalued GS champion comfort zone with Sumyk, but her game has clearly regressed since 2014-15 and it's been regularly exposed by the first player in good form that crosses her way. She has lost the spark and intensity and doesn't look anymore like someone who can challenge the top players/win big titles. Just the occasional good run here and there.
Jan 24th, 2017 06:18 PM
ServiceGagnant
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

I havent watched the match, and I dont think I will waste any minute of my life watching it. Seems like a total shitfest for every fans of Garbine. I really dont like Coco, but I guess she was the better player today.

It's gonna be the same complain from me: Find the balance between offense and defense, and consider the option to continue on with Sumyk, that's it.

Final words on this tournament: for me hands down the worst GS result both in women and men's tour. I seriously have zero player I can root for. I almost feel dirty watching the rest of the tournament FUCK AO2017, hope it burns
Jan 24th, 2017 05:01 PM
gamesetmatchrafa
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

Jan 24th, 2017 04:15 AM
SmilingKnight
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

Ugh, so annoying Of all the players she could have lost to...
Jan 22nd, 2017 07:21 PM
Cindy and Kate
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

I think Coco beat Garbi a couple of times in 2014 in very tight matches. Garbiñe won in Cinci last year, but both were so dreadful it's not much of an indication. I was impressed with Coco's hitting today. If she plays like that she's going to be very hard to beat. I hope Garbi will be patient and won't try to outhit/overpower her, as she wrongly does against Pleasekova. If she tries to play first strike tennis she'll probably lose. She's gotta be aggressive but she has to grind too and be patient, target Coco'c BH non stop and wait for UEs. Good serving will be key.
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