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Yesterday 12:28 PM
ServiceGagnant
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

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Originally Posted by Plies View Post
This article talks about her practice session from yesterday. It says her and Sam were not on speaking terms. Their relationship is so strange and disharmonious, she always seems angry at him.

Tennis.life - The calm after the storm with Team Muguruza pays off with a win - Tennis.life
I do agree that their relationship is not "normal" per se, but this is only from one session, so I'm not going to take a conclusion. Even if in the end they break pathways, isn't something that many of us have been waiting for? My guts saying he'll be staying at least until RG is over.
Yesterday 09:03 AM
Plies
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

This article talks about her practice session from yesterday. It says her and Sam were not on speaking terms. Their relationship is so strange and disharmonious, she always seems angry at him.

Tennis.life - The calm after the storm with Team Muguruza pays off with a win - Tennis.life
Mar 25th, 2017 11:51 PM
Martn7
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

Garbi won another match after losing the first set, it was a better level of play in the last two sets. I hope Garbi and Caro will play against each other, I'm looking forward to the FH to FH rallies in their match
Mar 25th, 2017 10:46 AM
Cindy and Kate
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

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Originally Posted by ServiceGagnant View Post
That's kinda harsh. I appreciate her fighting, really. Any win is good, especially the ugly ones.
I remember saying something "I love it more when my faves are winning ugly, more drama!". God granted my wish. I dont think my heart can handle this shit anymore

And who knows? For me there's this "newly found appreciation" for Sumyk on how he handled that OCC. "Dont tell me to STFU, but now we're good and let's win". Gold
If she hadn't fought, she would have lost 0 and 3, or something. She won yesterday because McFail truly made honor to her name and she also said to her coach that she felt exhausted in the third set, but it was really awful to watch. Another more steady player and she would be out. I know there was a lot of wind, but even so, it was a real shitshow. The kind of match you feel like neither especially deserves to win, they are both so bad and choking so much. It's good that she fought, but really, that's what professional players are supposed to do.

About the "incident" with Sam, I don't like it, ofc, but their OCC are always super weird, and that was something that happened in the heat of the moment under very stressful circumstances, as you said in GM. The fact that she cried means that it bothered her and she regretted it. So I hope it will never happen again. It's good that Sam put her in her place.

Does she plays Zhang next ? She was almost out against Day and then she played 2 very good matches. At least Garbi has beaten several players she lost to last year: BS, Sevastova, Svitolina, Flipkens, McFail.. ..
Mar 25th, 2017 08:52 AM
ServiceGagnant
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

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Originally Posted by hurty View Post
This is so accurate and also so sad. I wish she didn't win.
That's kinda harsh. I appreciate her fighting, really. Any win is good, especially the ugly ones.
I remember saying something "I love it more when my faves are winning ugly, more drama!". God granted my wish. I dont think my heart can handle this shit anymore

And who knows? For me there's this "newly found appreciation" for Sumyk on how he handled that OCC. "Dont tell me to STFU, but now we're good and let's win". Gold
Mar 24th, 2017 08:03 PM
hurty
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

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Originally Posted by Cindy and Kate View Post
I did. By the first 2 games you knew it was going to be one of those days (you just know by now). She was again reverting to that FH to FH CC grinding shit, regardless of that being McHale's only great shot so McHale was more than happy to oblige and break down Garb's crappy FH over and over by hitting deep or hitting open wide, as Garbi cannot defend with that ridiculous grip. Then when she saw that wasn't working she was ballbashing and missing by miles. The same old 2016 shit when she was losing the first set in 20 minutes, wasting every BP and looking totally clueless. Every slight improvement that she showed in IW was nowhere to be seen. Frankly, it was very very embarrassing to watch.
This is so accurate and also so sad. I wish she didn't win.
Mar 24th, 2017 12:29 PM
Javi
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

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Originally Posted by Cindy and Kate View Post
I did. By the first 2 games you knew it was going to be one of those days (you just know by now). She was again reverting to that FH to FH CC grinding shit, regardless of that being McHale's only great shot so McHale was more than happy to oblige and break down Garb's crappy FH over and over by hitting deep or hitting open wide, as Garbi cannot defend with that ridiculous grip. Then when she saw that wasn't working she was ballbashing and missing by miles. The same old 2016 shit when she was losing the first set in 20 minutes, missing every BP and looking totally clueless. Every slight improvement that she showed in IW was nowhere to be seen. Frankly, it was very very embarrassing to watch.
But yeah this is totally what I Imagined it was happening
Mar 24th, 2017 12:22 PM
Cindy and Kate
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

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Originally Posted by Javi View Post
Bagelled by McFail Your faves could never
Anyone watched it? Sounds like a nightmare.

Garbi, sort this out pls.
I did. By the first 2 games you knew it was going to be one of those days (you just know by now). She was again reverting to that FH to FH CC grinding shit, regardless of that being McHale's only great shot so McHale was more than happy to oblige and break down Garb's crappy FH over and over by hitting deep or hitting open wide, as Garbi cannot defend with that ridiculous grip. Then when she saw that wasn't working she was ballbashing and missing by miles. The same old 2016 shit when she was losing the first set in 20 minutes, wasting every BP and looking totally clueless. Every slight improvement that she showed in IW was nowhere to be seen. Frankly, it was very very embarrassing to watch.
Mar 24th, 2017 12:01 PM
Javi
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

Bagelled by McFail Your faves could never
Anyone watched it? Sounds like a nightmare.

Garbi, sort this out pls.
Mar 21st, 2017 05:12 PM
Serg.
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

She's the only likeable player in the top 10, so it's time to restan her again

(still same subforum name as 2 years ago )
Mar 20th, 2017 11:37 AM
Javi
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

I can't at some people in GM comparing her look to Hantuchova in her skinniest period.
I know it's TF and people here overreact and dramatizes everything but still.
She has lost a bit weight but there's nothing to worry about. She looks healthy and athletic.
Mar 18th, 2017 02:25 PM
Martn7
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

Garbi showed some improvement in Indian Wells, it's nice that she is trying to play more agressive again, especially coming to the net more often. She should continue like that, I think that's how she can be more succesful
Mar 18th, 2017 12:54 PM
2_for_the_money
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

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Originally Posted by ServiceGagnant View Post
Please no Plis in her Miami's quarter
I think if Garbi continues with this development, she will beat her very soon. It is in her mind now she is figuring it out, sometimes during her match I had a feeling she hit some shots out of that revenge frustration and overhit them, that was in the phases of the match she was really on. So she couldn't capitalize and somehow reassure herself.

Garbiñe already didn't lost like 25-30 matches when she won the 1st set, so confidence plays a big role and with this progression it must come very soon, I believe!
Mar 17th, 2017 12:53 PM
ServiceGagnant
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

Please no Plis in her Miami's quarter
Mar 16th, 2017 09:05 PM
Tecumseh
Re: Garbiñe Muguruza

Karolina nailed it perfectly.

But still, it took a bit of bad luck with that close challenge and some mental midgetery from Garbine to screw that second set tiebreak up. I mean, how could she not capitalize on those two easy forehand sitters at *4-3?

It also speaks volumes that she couldn’t keep that huge momentum going after she came back from a double break down with Pliskova serving for the match twice.

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Originally Posted by Cindy and Kate View Post
Yeah, as we've commented before, the FH has become the biggest issue in her game, especially against the big hitters. It's very unreliable because of that extreme grip. Can't defend well or use the pace. So many times it breaks down when it gets hammered.
What were Mancisidor and Garbi smoking when they decided to change her forehand grip by 45 (!!!) degrees? You don’t do that at such an advanced age, as this is pure madness. She played with a normal semi-western grip during all her youth and her swing had evolved around that grip accordingly. Therefore it's an insane move to make such a fundamental change.

You can only be successful with such an extreme grip if you avoid playing defense, and since she executes Sumyk’s rather passive playing philosophy, she gets roasted when facing a heavy hitter like Karolina. So it’s the combination of her two coaches’ wrong ideas that makes this disaster even bigger.

She certainly played a good tournament and showed signs of improvement in some areas, but I hardly see her do well again on faster surfaces with that mess of a forehand.

I want big hitting Hobart-Garbi back.
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