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Forum: General Messages   May 25th, 2017, 08:42 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,051
Posted By The Dawntreader
Re: Mentally toughest players, WTA history

Serena's mental prowess in the biggest matches of her career is obviously well documented, particularly in the Serena Slam period where no one was touching her competitively. I mean she basically...
Forum: General Messages   May 22nd, 2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,051
Posted By The Dawntreader
Re: Players with balanced forehand and backhand?

Henin? Her forehand was her most consistently aggressive shot, but it could break down even when she was playing well. Much like Venus, could hit with equal racquet-head speed on both sides but not...
Forum: General Messages   May 14th, 2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,522
Posted By The Dawntreader
Re: Kerber 2017=Mauresmo 2007?

Well Mauresmo was regularly making the latter rounds of Slams before her slump so...
Forum: General Messages   May 13th, 2017, 10:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,151
Posted By The Dawntreader
Re: Error 404: Point construction not found.

I honestly think girls aren't being taught the fundamentals anymore. Everything is either centred around immense physicality or overt brute strength.

I mean when Seles started out, her dad used to...
Forum: General Messages   May 13th, 2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,658
Posted By The Dawntreader
Re: What was the bigger mis-expectation?

Kournikova's career getting curtailed so abruptly was really unfortunate, especially since she looked liked she was gradually getting her career together again in the latter half of 2002. Although...
Forum: General Messages   Apr 28th, 2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,563
Posted By The Dawntreader
Re: Most Entertaining lopsisded GS Final?

I don't think anything has come close to the spectacle that Serena put on in a Slam final against Pova at the AO '07. A highlight reel extravaganza.

Another one for me was Graf vs Seles in the '92...
Forum: General Messages   Apr 23rd, 2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,820
Posted By The Dawntreader
Re: Players you thought were gonna make it big and then they didn't?

Cepelova has one of the worst FH's this side of Dushevina so I wasn't surprised that she hasn't made it big.

I remember thinking Sprem had the potential to be a top 10 player when I first saw her...
Forum: General Messages   Apr 22nd, 2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,431
Posted By The Dawntreader
Re: The best footwork in the Open Era

Is this even a contest? Graf probably had the best footwork of all time. I'd put Sanchez-Vicario, Evert and Hingis behind her.
Forum: General Messages   Apr 8th, 2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,369
Posted By The Dawntreader
Re: I feel bad for Charleston...

And sadly that can't always be guaranteed for the future..

Women's tennis is in such trouble now, and draws and results this week just prove it. I don't know how American sports broadcasts for...
Forum: General Messages   Apr 8th, 2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,150
Posted By The Dawntreader
Re: Charleston QF: Ostapenko drags (5) Wozniacki 6-2 6-4

Ostapenko's ground game is clean and compact with a kind of magnetic pull to the centre of the racquet, but her serve is still a bit powder-puffish and I can't help feeling that her tennis was...
Forum: General Messages   Mar 28th, 2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,597
Posted By The Dawntreader
Re: Miami 4R: Venus Williams def. Kuznetsova 6-3 7-6 (Saves 2 SPs)

Venus's brand of physical, yet flashy tennis just does not date. Very good depth throughout, second serve was about as aggressive as she can hit it, and she was varying the play nicely with those...
Forum: General Messages   Mar 27th, 2017, 07:05 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,773
Posted By The Dawntreader
Re: Worst RG final in recent years?

2004 was obviously the nadir of all RG finals. Dementieva crapping her pants on one of the biggest stages and the whole atmosphere and outcome was depressing as it gets.

People forget how awful...
Forum: General Messages   Mar 18th, 2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,006
Posted By The Dawntreader
Re: Why is Venus so troubled by Vesnina?

Venus in that 2012 Wimbledon match was obviously not healthy... only an idiot would refute that. But luckily you're the perfect candidate as always.
Forum: General Messages   Mar 18th, 2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,006
Posted By The Dawntreader
Re: Why is Venus so troubled by Vesnina?

Well in at least two of them Venus was not in good health/injured. Plus Vesnina has the sort of C-list power game that can capitalise on a crappy Venus day.

I mean Venus could barely serve in that...
Forum: General Messages   Mar 15th, 2017, 08:43 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,774
Posted By The Dawntreader
Re: IW R4: Former Champion Wozniacki def. Top 9 Player Keys 64 64

All of this. Keys encapsulates the best and very, very worst of women's tennis. And unfortunately it's always the latter when it really counts.
Forum: General Messages   Feb 21st, 2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,961
Posted By The Dawntreader
Re: Jelena Jankovic: I do not want to have foot surgery

Just retire already. Like a foot surgery will magically resurrect a career that has long since been over.
Forum: General Messages   Feb 4th, 2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,794
Posted By The Dawntreader
Re: Nadia Petrova retires

Proof that there is such a thing as a competitive persona. Kuznetsova always looks grim and austere on court too, but off court she's as goofy and outgoing as anyone.
Forum: General Messages   Feb 1st, 2017, 09:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By The Dawntreader
Re: St. Petersburg R2: Putintseva def. Beck 6-4 6-0

Beck is just useless. The only time I've ever seen her win matches are against puff-ballers more useless than her, and even those are usually 3 hour choke-fests. Her game is just attrition based in...
Forum: General Messages   Feb 1st, 2017, 09:41 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,977
Posted By The Dawntreader
Re: St.Petersburg R2: (WC) Vikhlyantseva def. (8) Kasatkina 7-6(4), 6-2

Kasatkina just sucks more and more everytime I see her. Everyone pretends to be wowed by her 'heavy' forehand, but when it doesn't actually do anything it's time to drop the pretences about her game...
Forum: General Messages   Jan 30th, 2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,154
Posted By The Dawntreader
Re: Are there any examples of defensive players successfully transitioning into agres

The way Dementieva played from '99 to 2006 was in marked contrast to how she played from 2007 to the end of her career. Due to her LOL serve, Dementieva combined her natural counter-punching...
Forum: General Messages   Jan 29th, 2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,188
Posted By The Dawntreader
Re: Whose career has Serena impacted most on?

Well Venus lost 5 finals to Serena between '02/03 at a time when Venus was beating everyone bar Serena so..
Forum: General Messages   Jan 28th, 2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 30,607
Posted By The Dawntreader
Re: AO Final Serena Williams def Venus Williams 6-4 6-4

It's been said countless times before, and at the risk of sounding like a repetitive drone, but Serena is virtually unplayable when her serve is firing. She was quite conservative and cagey off the...
Forum: General Messages   Jan 26th, 2017, 05:35 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 11,199
Posted By The Dawntreader
Re: Venus Williams Had The Easiest Path to a GS Final In Recent Memory

Hardly, and even if it was- so what? If anyone has deserved a big break the last few years it's Venus.
Forum: General Messages   Jan 25th, 2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 15,665
Posted By The Dawntreader
Re: WWW AO SF: Venus vs CoCo

As ever, depends how well Venus serves. She has been serving rather conservatively in all her matches thus far, so would probably need a decent serving day- especially if Vandeweghe is serving big.
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Forum: General Messages   Jan 23rd, 2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 24,036
Posted By The Dawntreader
Re: AO R4: Coco pops [1] Kerber 6-2 6-3

Kerber's glory-hogging last year was always going to backfire, especially when you consider how uber-attritional her game is.

Whilst it's true that the homogenised conditions have made it easier...
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