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Pops Maellard Sep 25th, 2012 12:14 PM

Players that were major chokers but improved mentally.
 
I'm not just talking about in slams (like Clijsters) but all the time. The ATP have Berdych & Soderling - two players who got to the top 20 on mostly talent alone and were weak mentally but improved that area and moved up to top 10 level.

I think Petkovic had quite a choking thing going on for a while. But she was putting that to rest quite well before she got injured.

metamorpha Sep 25th, 2012 12:42 PM

Re: Players that were major chokers but improved mentally.
 
I heard Vika started to tough up after her grandmother preached to her about life.

ElusiveChanteuse Sep 25th, 2012 12:46 PM

Re: Players that were major chokers but improved mentally.
 
Na?:shrug:

Djezonfly Sep 25th, 2012 12:52 PM

Re: Players that were major chokers but improved mentally.
 
Mauresmo

Sammo Sep 25th, 2012 02:10 PM

Re: Players that were major chokers but improved mentally.
 
Sam Stosur obviously, she lost the first 5 finals she played and won the first set on the first four of them :facepalm: And now she's a Grand Slam champion

Geisha Sep 25th, 2012 02:11 PM

Re: Players that were major chokers but improved mentally.
 
Serena was a choker in her late teens.

Miss Atomic Bomb Sep 25th, 2012 02:13 PM

Re: Players that were major chokers but improved mentally.
 
Serena, especially against certain players.

Pops Maellard Sep 25th, 2012 02:19 PM

Re: Players that were major chokers but improved mentally.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Sammo (Post 22241167)
Sam Stosur obviously, she lost the first 5 finals she played and won the first set on the first four of them :facepalm: And now she's a Grand Slam champion

She's gone from a terrible choker to just a bad choker but she's still a choker :angel: AO and FO this year anyone?

Représailles Sep 25th, 2012 02:44 PM

Re: Players that were major chokers but improved mentally.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bradbury (Post 22241180)
Serena, especially against certain players.

Like?

Nalby fan Sep 25th, 2012 02:56 PM

Re: Players that were major chokers but improved mentally.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by serenafandelux (Post 22241264)
Like?

I think he's referring to Capriati,especially in 2001.

auntie janie Sep 25th, 2012 04:34 PM

Re: Players that were major chokers but improved mentally.
 
Henin.

Stonerpova Sep 25th, 2012 05:17 PM

Re: Players that were major chokers but improved mentally.
 
Henin's probably the most famous example. That choke against Clijsters at the 01 French Open was epic.

Serena was a mental disaster for most of 2001. She was up 5-3 on Hingis in Australia and lost, she served for the match against Capriati at Wimbledon and lost, she blew like six match points against Seles in one of the US Open tuneups, and it took her forever to close out Davenport of all people at the US Open.

And then there's Clijsters. I remember she had quite an epic choke against Henin in Berlin in like 03 or something. But she always played scared against Henin in her first career.

sweetadri06 Sep 25th, 2012 05:24 PM

Re: Players that were major chokers but improved mentally.
 
Serena was a major choker in her early career. She didn't start maturing mentally until 2002. Clijsters as well.

FORZA SARITA Sep 25th, 2012 05:29 PM

Re: Players that were major chokers but improved mentally.
 
Sara lost tons of matches with chokes and mps last year while now :drool:

Shivank17 Sep 25th, 2012 05:30 PM

Re: Players that were major chokers but improved mentally.
 
Vika of course. Was always talented, but a mental midget, improved, and look where she is now!


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