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Aug 21st, 2016 10:45 PM
SmilingKnight
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

I don't think things are quite as bad as you guys seem to believe. Her good runs usually came after build-ups over the course of several tournaments. It's likely that she needs more practice than most top players to find her shot timing on various surfaces (slams may be a little easier because you get more practice time before the tournament starts and between matches). Being an aggressive player who tries to dominate from the return makes it more difficult; playing against good servers who put pressure on her own unreliable serve (for example, because she doesn't have a safety second serve) also makes it extra tricky.
Aug 20th, 2016 10:47 PM
hurty
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

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Originally Posted by ServiceGagnant View Post
For me this has been the MOST disappointing loss of this year from Garbine. I gave her so much pass after those humiliating defeats in AO, Wimbley and Olympic, but another loss to Pliskova of all people really irritates me. Against people from lower ranks, I can always say she's not in form, but Pliskova will be a regular top 10, so if Garbine really wants to be the one who pass over the torch as #1 from Serena, she needs to debunk the Czech's game.

Outplayed in almost every aspect: serve, ground-strokes, long rallies This should be a wake up call. Wake up, stop giving stupid interviews and restart from drawing board to for plans against typical big hitter like Plis.
Omg You dragged her. But she wasn't in form this tournament, Plishy will always own their H2H, but this kind of scoreline is a one-off (or so I pray).

3&2 to Strycova
6&3 to Svitolina
5&1 to McHale
1&0 to Kvitova (Acceptable + she fluked a set)
3&2 to Cepelova
1&1 to Puig (though this is acceptable)
1&3 to Pliskova (acceptable as well)

What's next?
Aug 20th, 2016 10:43 PM
hurty
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

Well, I totally agree with everything in these posts above by @Cindy and Kate and @Gautske , which are:

1) She needs to stop giving stupid interviews every week and actually focus on her game (which has been in severe decline since Wimby 2015); 2) She will soon be out of Top 20 at this rate and will be going down the Ana Ivanovic route; 3) She needs to get rid of Sam, and fast, I mean there are so many good coaches on the market right now and she's only playing herself by continuing to keep Sam on her roster;
4) When off-form, she doesn't have a fighter mentality, and probably never will

I don't usually defend her at times like this, but I'm still happy with her this week because a) she can't play on faster courts at all + naturally has a match up issue with the likes of Giorgi, KaPlis, JoKo, Coco among others; b) she hasn't played much since Wimbledon and c) for all we've talked about her not being able to win ugly matches, she did precisely that in her three wins this week. A R4 at USO would be good for her.
Aug 20th, 2016 07:39 PM
Gautske
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

Yes, after this Pliskova match, I think the effort/attitude was very disappointing again. The weather/wind was not to her liking, and it just seemed that was going to dictate how her whole game was going to be today. Pliskova came out serving well and looking far less flustered, so Garbine had little confidence about her chances. That break in the second set should've inspired her (even if it was Pliskova playing an awful game) but her play was still rather listless.

It's amazing how unsuccessful her ability to adapt is. The adversity seems to overwhelm her and smother any belief. It really permeates everything from her serve, movement, and basic execution to say nothing about her ability to change tactics (successfully). When Sam came out the first time, it makes you wonder how much she's actually listening or simply stewing about how helpless she is and how good her opponent is playing. It really gives the impression that he may not be able to effectively get through or inspire her as necessary (the quality of recent losses suggests not). In the second coaches visit, Garbine mentioned how Pliskova was too good and how certain tactics wouldn't work — as if it's pointless to even try. It also would conform with her lack of faith in what advice she is getting, conforming with her demeanor, and saying a lot about the coaching relationship. Of course, she promptly went on to lose the match a game or two later. It's a shame because if she fought a little harder, she could've remained level when the rain came. That would give her a chance to regroup, but I guess I can't rule out that she was trying to concede the match before the rain actually came — like thinking, "why bother waiting out a rain delay just to lose later anyway?"

I tried to watch the majority of her matches this week to see how she bounced back from the awful Puig defeat. She looked really bad against Coco Vanderweghe. Coco and her coach even spent a whole coaching changeover talking about how bad Muguruza was playing. Fortunately for Garbine, Coco was playing arguably much worse and then gave up in the second set when she couldn't find the court. Against Pavlyuchenkova, Pavlyuchenkova played a really subpar match and completely went away in the second set as well. Only in the Babos match did I think Garbine played a lot better than she has lately. so that was a faint silver-lining going into the Pliskova match. I guess what I'm saying is that the result/effort/score against Pliskova could easily have happened again if Coco or Anastasia weren't playing so poorly (a higher level could have easily shattered the confidence of a mediocre Garbi).

Anyhow, par for the course.
Aug 20th, 2016 07:11 PM
nazzac
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

The most alarming thing i notice is her lack of fight.

When things are not going well she gives up on the match.
Aug 20th, 2016 06:52 PM
Cindy and Kate
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

I swear I was seeing that coming. Pliskova was looking quite good and Garbi was awful in her previous matches despite the wins, only her opponents were pretty much hitting to the stands instead of inside the court, so it was the perfect storm with someone she's so tactically inept against, and the only chance she had in the second set, she immediately gifted back to Pliskova. The FH is so shaky, and the movement is so sluggish. These fast courts really expose her so much.

I agree so much with the previous post. This is a big wake up call despite making the SF, because that was again an unacceptable performance. She should quit all the stupid interviews and all that "attitude" and start to take her career far more humbly and seriously or she is going to find herself quickly struggling to stay the in top 20.

Also I hope she lets Sam go. I think he's destroyed the fundamentals of her game, and I can't with those occ. They are so fucking weird. A second week at the USO looks optimistic, to put it slightly.
Aug 20th, 2016 06:16 PM
ServiceGagnant
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

For me this has been the MOST disappointing loss of this year from Garbine. I gave her so much pass after those humiliating defeats in AO, Wimbley and Olympic, but another loss to Pliskova of all people really irritates me. Against people from lower ranks, I can always say she's not in form, but Pliskova will be a regular top 10, so if Garbine really wants to be the one who pass over the torch as #1 from Serena, she needs to debunk the Czech's game.

Outplayed in almost every aspect: serve, ground-strokes, long rallies This should be a wake up call. Wake up, stop giving stupid interviews and restart from drawing board to for plans against typical big hitter like Plis.
Aug 11th, 2016 05:35 PM
hurty
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

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Originally Posted by Cindy and Kate View Post
^^

Talking for myself, ofc, your post pretty much covers all of the concerns I am having for Garbi atm. Some I have already posted about, mostly the on-court ones, and others, mainly the off-court ones, I haven't remarked so much upon, though they haven't escaped me, especially the slightly annoying way she shrugs off her collapses/capitulations as just the consequence of a bad day plus her opponent reaching some sort of unplayable peak (regardless of that player being named Cepalova), instead of plainly saying that she was playing like shit, which I don't think it's wrong at all to acknowledge. Talking for my other (ex) fave, Preggersrenka, it's something I've heard her say after crappy performances (her last one at the AO this year). It shows that first of all, you are pissed with yourself, which is the natural reaction after losing to a worse player, and second ,that you are pretty much aware of what you did wrong and have the general idea of what to do next to improve. I am missing that bitchier but also more realistic approach in Garbi, because in the end, that's going to be more helpful than just turning the page and wait for a sudden return of form/mood improvement in the next tournament, which I am guessing, it's Garbi's general attitude after these non-performances of hers.

She said that "I've never seen Puig play like this before". Yeah, but I mean, how couldn't she ? I've seen Puig several times leading matches and hitting winners everywhere to then eventually choke in a storm of UEs when she gets under the pressure of her opponent giving a fight back and gradually getting under her skin. Garbi didn't even offer her a chance to do that. When you see your opponent, a top 5 player, is giving up a match in the middle of the first set and only getting deeper and deeper into her own dig grave, ofc your confidence is going to skyrocket like crazy; that's why she was unleashing so freely and playing so comfortably. She was playing with no pressure whatsoever because she perfectly knew Garbi was done, not coming back and she was going to get a free lunch in the form of her biggest win of her career, the same with Cepalova at W.

Alejo Mancisidor, her former coach, used to tall her to fist pump and scream loudly after winning a point, to let her opponents know she was fighting and was not going to give up. Now she's trying to play with this poker face Radwanska like attitude, but unlike with Radwanska, who hides and controls her feelings so well and is indeed super calm on court, you can see the storm raging inside through the cracks in the facade. That's imo why she's playing sooooo tightly and doesn't go for her shots anymore (i.e: pathetically moonballing against Puig instead of loosing up and hitting the shit out of the ball when everything was lost ). Garbi in a slow HC always should overpower Puig from the baseline, instead her game looked incredibly weak and low paced compared to Puig's , and for me it's the consequence of all that inside tension she's unable to let loose anymore (by screaming, smashing a racquet, pumping herself up....)

Whatever. I am not ruling out a sudden return to form at the least expected moment, but I don't think that won't eliminate her fundamental issues, only hide them momentarily. These slumps can also be really dangerous and become much longer and difficult to come out of than expected,as past cases have proved. You are always coming back to square one in every new tournament, for the bad and for the good, and I know Garbi has achieved so much at 22, but I cannot pretend to be happy when I see her wasting her talent, barely winning games against much lesser players and apparently content with the thought of the occasional random peak of form a couple of times a year at just the right moment, which imo it will be harder and harder for her to find as she gets older and these slumps get deeper and longer (see player named Petra Kvitova).
Preggersrenka She'll be back soon.

This post is so accurate You should really send it to Sam or Ollie (her agent).
Aug 11th, 2016 10:06 AM
nazzac
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

Garbine is a strange player for sure.

She seems to lack the fight when things are not going well. She gives up on herself and matches way too easily, i mean losing 6-1 6-1 to Puig is embarrassing. 6-3, 6-4 you think fair enough, but 2 games is shocking no matter how well she is playing.

It is funny because we have seen her fight on occasion, so she has it in her.
Aug 11th, 2016 09:33 AM
Cindy and Kate
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

^^

Talking for myself, ofc, your post pretty much covers all of the concerns I am having for Garbi atm. Some I have already posted about, mostly the on-court ones, and others, mainly the off-court ones, I haven't remarked so much upon, though they haven't escaped me, especially the slightly annoying way she shrugs off her collapses/capitulations as just the consequence of a bad day plus her opponent reaching some sort of unplayable peak (regardless of that player being named Cepalova), instead of plainly saying that she was playing like shit, which I don't think it's wrong at all to acknowledge. Talking for my other (ex) fave, Preggersrenka, it's something I've heard her say after crappy performances (her last one at the AO this year). It shows that first of all, you are pissed with yourself, which is the natural reaction after losing to a worse player, and second ,that you are pretty much aware of what you did wrong and have the general idea of what to do next to improve. I am missing that bitchier but also more realistic approach in Garbi, because in the end, that's going to be more helpful than just turning the page and wait for a sudden return of form/mood improvement in the next tournament, which I am guessing, it's Garbi's general attitude after these non-performances of hers.

She said that "I've never seen Puig play like this before". Yeah, but I mean, how couldn't she ? I've seen Puig several times leading matches and hitting winners everywhere to then eventually choke in a storm of UEs when she gets under the pressure of her opponent giving a fight back and gradually getting under her skin. Garbi didn't even offer her a chance to do that. When you see your opponent, a top 5 player, is giving up a match in the middle of the first set and only getting deeper and deeper into her own dig grave, ofc your confidence is going to skyrocket like crazy; that's why she was unleashing so freely and playing so comfortably. She was playing with no pressure whatsoever because she perfectly knew Garbi was done, not coming back and she was going to get a free lunch in the form of her biggest win of her career, the same with Cepalova at W.

Alejo Mancisidor, her former coach, used to tall her to fist pump and scream loudly after winning a point, to let her opponents know she was fighting and was not going to give up. Now she's trying to play with this poker face Radwanska like attitude, but unlike with Radwanska, who hides and controls her feelings so well and is indeed super calm on court, you can see the storm raging inside through the cracks in the facade. That's imo why she's playing sooooo tightly and doesn't go for her shots anymore (i.e: pathetically moonballing against Puig instead of loosing up and hitting the shit out of the ball when everything was lost ). Garbi in a slow HC always should overpower Puig from the baseline, instead her game looked incredibly weak and low paced compared to Puig's , and for me it's the consequence of all that inside tension she's unable to let loose anymore (by screaming, smashing a racquet, pumping herself up....)

Whatever. I am not ruling out a sudden return to form at the least expected moment, but I don't think that won't eliminate her fundamental issues, only hide them momentarily. These slumps can also be really dangerous and become much longer and difficult to come out of than expected,as past cases have proved. You are always coming back to square one in every new tournament, for the bad and for the good, and I know Garbi has achieved so much at 22, but I cannot pretend to be happy when I see her wasting her talent, barely winning games against much lesser players and apparently content with the thought of the occasional random peak of form a couple of times a year at just the right moment, which imo it will be harder and harder for her to find as she gets older and these slumps get deeper and longer (see player named Petra Kvitova).
Aug 10th, 2016 09:38 PM
Gautske
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Originally Posted by Cindy and Kate View Post
Really ? She was complaining in her presser about the singles, doubles and mixed doubles being played in the same week. As if she didn't know it beforehand, but apart from that she didn't seem worried.

For all the Sharapova comparisons ( god, how I miss her and Vika kicking all those basic asses ) I think she was playing her best tennis at the end of last year, when she was playing more like Vika, using the court and constructing the point so much better and coming up to the net after DTL shots, especially with the FH (she was having great stats at the net, despite not being a natural there) and I thought it was because of Sam, now I am not so sure.

I would be glad if she lets Sam go, tbh. She rarely goes for her shots anymore, instead she does this awful half-paced grinding with predictable placement and little intent, and she's been doing it all this year. Now she rarely overpowers her opponents anymore. I don't know if it is because Sam wanted her to play with more margin, but it's an awful kind of game for her, for so many reasons; it's a sort of self-sabotage and damaging the essentials of her game. RG was a matter of finding form and confidence at the right time and all the pieces falling into place, but playing the way she's playing, that is going to be the rare exception, not the rule. Also I am not a fan of this fake, zen-like, robotic demeanour. It all looks so tense and forced, and I've always thought it was counterproductive to her tennis.

I know she's going to be inconsistent, but this kind of trainwrecks are another matter and very hard to justify. She's only 22 though, and she's already achieved a lot. I hope all this will make her come stronger at some point, even if she remains a WB the rest of the season.
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Normally I defend her meltdowns but I couldn't even defend a double breadstick at the Olympics. I thought she would have gotten rid of Sam earlier this year, but he's still here for some reason So many things changed with Sam- the grinding and her emotionless behavior on court (which wasn't present at Rome and RG). She was moon balling (so I heard) against Puig yesterday which really goes to show how bad her game is when she's off.

She never seems bothered by these bad losses so I don't think she'll be replacing him anytime soon especially since she's won a GS under him. Anyway, the lower she sinks, the more she'll be willing to change things.
I was going to reply in the GM match thread, but cannot help but reply here after reading these posts and voicing how I generally agree.

First off though, I only casually follow Muguruza so I'm not knowledgable about all her ups and downs over the last couple of years. But I'm inclined to root for her, hoping she puts her game together to become... well, better than she been.

After Mallorca, Wimbledon, Montreal, and now the OG, I'm surprisingly finding myself irritated both by her on court play and off the court. It's as though I'm getting frustrated for her since she seems to exhibit little of that herself. Here are some quotes I pulled from Muguruza trying to get her reaction on the Puig match:

"I was very shocked about how she played today. I think she played unbelievable. Also I didn't find the way tactically to beat her..."

"I didn't find a way to beat her but I am over it. I have to go on the court for doubles. I hope to keep going in that and the mixed (with Nadal) so I am not left with this bad taste..."

From AP:

"Muguruza said she's handled that French Open win just fine, that she hasn't played enough since to draw any conclusions about the state of her game.
'The year is long,' she said. 'You never know what can happen.'

And though she was seeded third and has won a major title this year, Muguruza insisted that 'I was not expecting to come here and go with the gold medal' at her first Olympics."

I find her attitude a little too blasé. She often just shrugs these poor outings off like they're not that big of a deal. I've seen her downplay lesser tournament losses (and lack of titles) because it's the big ones that count or simply defer to her opponents (as if a beatdown was completely unavoidable) even if her play was egregiously awful and amounted to total capitulation. It suggests complete disinterest, lack of heart, or someone who simply cannot cope/adapt. I wish the media (or someone) would challenge her a bit more because it's hard to have faith in someone that you cannot discount from rolling over at the slightest bit of adversity (lack of interest or whatever). Maybe it's her grasp on English not being the best, but she says some things that really make me wonder where her head is at (like playing dubs/singles the same week or very recently not having the slightest clue what Zika was).

On her Montreal withdrawal:
"Today I went to the court to warm up and I didn't feel 100%. And I felt I couldn't play a match"
“I’m pretty disappointed, I practiced a lot for this tournament,” Garbine said. “Since yesterday, I have kind of been feeling weird and I spoke with the doctor and everything.
"I thought today I was going to feel better, but in the last moment I didn’t feel good enough to go on court and give my best.”

I would like to see someone ask her if she only plays when she feels 100%. Or after her Wimbledon debacle, I believe where she attributed being tired or having low energy (along with the attributed greatness of Cepelova), if she withdrew from Montreal because her last performance was not her best?

Prior to the Olympics, she said, “I will do everything possible to give everything and get a medal for Spain." Did she do everything she was capable of in her match against Puig or did she mean that she would compensate any awful efforts with better ones in the other events? Or does she think her match against Puig was the best she can do (it obviously isn't) and simply not want to bother with what went wrong and how to prevent it from happening again?

As infectious, and personable as she can be at times, she can come off as very disconnected and aloof. It's hard to avoid the impression that if she's feeling "off" at all, she mails it in or uses that as an excuse for why the problem-solving or effort is (seemingly) nonexistent. It doesn't help that her court demeanor exudes calmness (the disinterest) while her game implodes and screams panic. I'm reminded of her exchange with Sam Sumyk where she didn't want to be at IW. It still seems that she would rather scurry off the court than dig deep.

I watched most of her doubles match with Suarez-Navarro and she played a little bit better anyway, but that wouldn't be hard. Interestingly, it appeared that CSN was almost consoling her at times.

I've seen her reference handling her emotions better now (not sure exactly how they were beforehand), but this lackadaisicalness is something that kind of reminds me of the efforts from Kyrgios, Tomic, and Paire from the men (though less sullen/sulky). She needs more than even if it's a bit for show. I just cannot rule out that she would rather be baking brownies than playing tennis.

So I don't know if the zen-like attitude is because of Sam, but she's in need of some steely resolve/passion even if it results in a loss. If anyone should have confidence, it should be her. Waving a white flag and crumbling is such a boon to opponents. A death stare fist pump/yell (or anything) that you won't go down without a fight can be a whole lot more deflating to the other side of the net. She needs to play the the psychological game a lot better when she is down.

Unfortunately, I still think if someone asked her how she would respond to getting double bageled in Cincinnati by a qualifier like... say Magda Linette (sadly, something like this cannot be ruled out), I feel she would say, "She must have been playing amazing and my game wasn't working for sure. I wasn't feeling my best, but I will play better in my next match." It would be a lot more reassuring to hear her say something like, "I would never let Magda Linette bagel me. If she did, I would fire my coach for sure and have to seriously consider giving up tennis. I'm too good to ever lose like that."

Bottomline, she needs to show more emotion both on court and after such losses if she doesn't want to appear like she just doesn't care that much. If it's true that she doesn't, then I don't think there's a whole lot of hope for her. We'll just get sporadic, dominant performances when all the conditions are perfect and she's feeling absolutely 100%. Absent that, well, whatever... I guess.

Anyhow, she needs to develop a plan B and C, project confidence, and seriously get her head right. At the very least, she should want people to know how angry/embarrassed she is to lose like that... not that "she's over it" and pretend it didn't happen how it happened.
Aug 10th, 2016 06:57 AM
hurty
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cindy and Kate View Post
Really ? She was complaining in her presser about the singles, doubles and mixed doubles being played in the same week. As if she didn't know it beforehand, but apart from that she didn't seem worried.

For all the Sharapova comparisons ( god, how I miss her and Vika kicking all those basic asses ) I think she was playing her best tennis at the end of last year, when she was playing more like Vika, using the court and constructing the point so much better and coming up to the net after DTL shots, especially with the FH (she was having great stats at the net, despite not being a natural there) and I thought it was because of Sam, now I am not so sure.

I would be glad if she lets Sam go, tbh. She rarely goes for her shots anymore, instead she does this awful half-paced grinding with predictable placement and little intent, and she's been doing it all this year. Now she rarely overpowers her opponents anymore. I don't know if it is because Sam wanted her to play with more margin, but it's an awful kind of game for her, for so many reasons; it's a sort of self-sabotage and damaging the essentials of her game. RG was a matter of finding form and confidence at the right time and all the pieces falling into place, but playing the way she's playing, that is going to be the rare exception, not the rule. Also I am not a fan of this fake, zen-like, robotic demeanour. It all looks so tense and forced, and I've always thought it was counterproductive to her tennis.

I know she's going to be inconsistent, but this kind of trainwrecks are another matter and very hard to justify. She's only 22 though, and she's already achieved a lot. I hope all this will make her come stronger at some point, even if she remains a WB the rest of the season.
Normally I defend her meltdowns but I couldn't even defend a double breadstick at the Olympics. I thought she would have gotten rid of Sam earlier this year, but he's still here for some reason So many things changed with Sam- the grinding and her emotionless behavior on court (which wasn't present at Rome and RG). She was moon balling (so I heard) against Puig yesterday which really goes to show how bad her game is when she's off.

She never seems bothered by these bad losses so I don't think she'll be replacing him anytime soon especially since she's won a GS under him. Anyway, the lower she sinks, the more she'll be willing to change things.
Aug 10th, 2016 12:06 AM
Cindy and Kate
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

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Originally Posted by hurty View Post
That Cepelova match was the worst match of her career. Can't believe it got even worse

It's going to take a while, but I'm not giving up hope that she can find SOME consistency. Not even on a Serena/Maria/Vika level, but just a little.She has a good coach in Sam (don't know how long it'll last), but I hope that they fix her BASE level, instead of aiming for her to be playing at her peak level every tournament because that level isn't sustainable, not for any player on tour.

Anyway, she won in doubles... and sure she didn't look even close to 50%, but she fought. I guess that's what was missing against Puig (who I hope eventually medals).
Really ? She was complaining in her presser about the singles, doubles and mixed doubles being played in the same week. As if she didn't know it beforehand, but apart from that she didn't seem worried.

For all the Sharapova comparisons ( god, how I miss her and Vika kicking all those basic asses ) I think she was playing her best tennis at the end of last year, when she was playing more like Vika, using the court and constructing the point so much better and coming up to the net after DTL shots, especially with the FH (she was having great stats at the net, despite not being a natural there) and I thought it was because of Sam, now I am not so sure.

I would be glad if she lets Sam go, tbh. She rarely goes for her shots anymore, instead she does this awful half-paced grinding with predictable placement and little intent, and she's been doing it all this year. Now she rarely overpowers her opponents anymore. I don't know if it is because Sam wanted her to play with more margin, but it's an awful kind of game for her, for so many reasons; it's a sort of self-sabotage and damaging the essentials of her game. RG was a matter of finding form and confidence at the right time and all the pieces falling into place, but playing the way she's playing, that is going to be the rare exception, not the rule. Also I am not a fan of this fake, zen-like, robotic demeanour. It all looks so tense and forced, and I've always thought it was counterproductive to her tennis.

I know she's going to be inconsistent, but this kind of trainwrecks are another matter and very hard to justify. She's only 22 though, and she's already achieved a lot. I hope all this will make her come stronger at some point, even if she remains a WB the rest of the season.
Aug 9th, 2016 11:15 PM
hurty
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

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Originally Posted by Cindy and Kate View Post
Imagine the Cepalova match but even worse (I know it's hard ) and against a better player than Cepalova, though that is pretty irrelevant considering how atrocious, slow and totally lost Garbi was looking.
That Cepelova match was the worst match of her career. Can't believe it got even worse

It's going to take a while, but I'm not giving up hope that she can find SOME consistency. Not even on a Serena/Maria/Vika level, but just a little.She has a good coach in Sam (don't know how long it'll last), but I hope that they fix her BASE level, instead of aiming for her to be playing at her peak level every tournament because that level isn't sustainable, not for any player on tour.

Anyway, she won in doubles... and sure she didn't look even close to 50%, but she fought. I guess that's what was missing against Puig (who I hope eventually medals).
Aug 9th, 2016 06:41 PM
Cindy and Kate
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

Imagine the Cepalova match but even worse (I know it's hard ) and against a better player than Cepalova, though that is pretty irrelevant considering how atrocious, slow and totally lost Garbi was looking.
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