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Today 03:06 PM
Chilenaitor
Re: Donna Vekic - Volume 2

Good Luck Donna!
Today 11:44 AM
bertus324
Re: Donna Vekic - Volume 2

Wta nanchang
1r: Vekic [4]- liu
Jul 28th, 2016 04:14 PM
ma re
Re: Donna Vekic - Volume 2

Just a quick note, this article has a photo of her new coach, so that you can all recognize him once the camera shows the stands in some upcoming match...doesn't say much at all about him except which city he's from and that his club wishes him all the best.

http://www.mnovine.hr/vijesti/sport/...ci-donni-vekic
Jul 24th, 2016 01:34 PM
chingching
Re: Donna Vekic - Volume 2

Her vulture schedule doesn't even really reap rewards anymore, with the exception of Tashkent.
Jul 24th, 2016 01:21 PM
ma re
Re: Donna Vekic - Volume 2

Some more Donna-trivia...in the last 4 months, her win-loss record is 2-15, and those two wins came from a 50k event.

And yet, she is not on any lists for the upcoming ITF's. Oh wait, Nanchang is pretty much a challenger with WTA points on offer...
Jul 24th, 2016 08:31 AM
ma re
Re: Donna Vekic - Volume 2

And considering how often she has issues with handling humidity, maybe she should change her base from London to Miami, now that she is no longer working with Felgate anyway.

Karlovic has just made it to Washington finals despite the horid humidity, and his base is - yes, you've guessed it, Miami.
Jul 24th, 2016 06:15 AM
ma re
Re: Donna Vekic - Volume 2

Actually her w-l record in qualies is not that bad (as last year, ex.):

2014 - 5:5
2015 - 7:11
2016 - 5:7

She even qualified for two big events this year, while in 2015 she couldn't even handle one. That's why I expected better here, hoping that she's finally realized that there's no way around to playing these matches.

But dropping down the rankings might actually bring something good to her game, as her new coach might see it as a chance to sign her up for some doubles. Sixty points from Baku are now gone as well.
Jul 24th, 2016 06:00 AM
Certitu
Re: Donna Vekic - Volume 2

hot player
Jul 24th, 2016 05:57 AM
ma re
Re: Donna Vekic - Volume 2

Reports say it was extremly humid.

Well yeah, humidity might've brought her unwillingness to playing qualies to a whole new level...

Not like she has experience with humidity from places like Tashkent or Baku.
Jul 24th, 2016 05:48 AM
chingching
Re: Donna Vekic - Volume 2

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Originally Posted by ma re View Post
My thoughts exactly, upon seeing the score.



Coming off of current points, she'd be just inside.

Yup, there are no glasses colored pink enough to justify this. After playing a competitive match against Venus, to getting pretty much trashed by a player ranked outside of top 200, who has just 1 win over anyone ranked inside top 120 this year is an embarrassement. Plain and simple. No other way to put it.

Had she lost it in the third set tie-break I wouldn't see it as remotely positive at this moment, let alone after a score like this.

Granted, I didn't expect Donna to double bagel her, but something like 7:5, 6:4 is a score I could live with.

If this is one of her "I don't feel like playing qualies" episodes, her new coach should do everything accordingly to snap her out of it and see that she is not even a top 100 player anymore. And she won't be any time soon, by the looks of it. Being fully ironic I have to say that luckily, in her next event she'll be among the top seeds. But seriously, after this I wonder if she's even capable of beating anyone there with this game and attitude.

Get your shit together Donna, or retire from the sport. This is inexcusable.
I totally agree. Her inability to perform in Qualifying is juvenile and she is approaching a crunch stage in her career.
Jul 24th, 2016 05:41 AM
ma re
Re: Donna Vekic - Volume 2

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Originally Posted by croat123 View Post
This may be a new low
My thoughts exactly, upon seeing the score.

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Originally Posted by Spencer. View Post
Not sure how much she's going to go down... will she even be top 150 after she loses all of those Tashkent points?
Coming off of current points, she'd be just inside.

Yup, there are no glasses colored pink enough to justify this. After playing a competitive match against Venus, to getting pretty much trashed by a player ranked outside of top 200, who has just 1 win over anyone ranked inside top 120 this year is an embarrassement. Plain and simple. No other way to put it.

Had she lost it in the third set tie-break I wouldn't see it as remotely positive at this moment, let alone after a score like this.

Granted, I didn't expect Donna to double bagel her, but something like 7:5, 6:4 is a score I could live with.

If this is one of her "I don't feel like playing qualies" episodes, her new coach should do everything accordingly to snap her out of it and see that she is not even a top 100 player anymore. And she won't be any time soon, by the looks of it. Being fully ironic I have to say that luckily, in her next event she'll be among the top seeds. But seriously, after this I wonder if she's even capable of beating anyone there with this game and attitude.

Get your shit together Donna, or retire from the sport. This is inexcusable.
Jul 24th, 2016 12:34 AM
Spencer.
Re: Donna Vekic - Volume 2

Lost 64 62

Not sure how much she's going to go down... will she even be top 150 after she loses all of those Tashkent points?
Jul 24th, 2016 12:33 AM
croat123
Re: Donna Vekic - Volume 2

This may be a new low
Jul 23rd, 2016 05:42 AM
ma re
Re: Donna Vekic - Volume 2

Montreal, quali draw:

[8] S. Zheng vs. (WC) I. Boulais
A. Muhammad vs. [18] D. Vekic


Go get them Donna
Jul 21st, 2016 02:38 PM
ma re
Re: Donna Vekic - Volume 2

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Originally Posted by RU90 View Post
She retired from the exhibition match vs. Pennetta. Anyone know the details?
I've posted the video of the last point in the videos folder here, so you can see that this was probably agreed upon ahead of the match, whoever gets to 5 first, gets the win.
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