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Forum: General Messages   Today, 12:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,255
Posted By V.Melb
Re: Luxembourg R1 REAL Blonde Johanna Larsson def. Fake Eugenie Bouchard 2-6 6-2 6-3

I totally agree, there are technical limitations in her game that are very evident (namely the forehand with absolutely no shape on the ball). What is incredible was the year she had in 2014 despite...
Forum: General Messages   Oct 11th, 2017, 12:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,177
Posted By V.Melb
Re: Hong Kong R1: Luksika Kumkhum d. (5) Elena Vesnina 6-3, 6-4

Unless this is tongue in cheek (which I do not think it is), it is not a very smart comment. Either you did not watch the match, or you do not want to believe what is in front of your eyes.
Forum: General Messages   Oct 6th, 2017, 04:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,058
Posted By V.Melb
Re: Hopman Cup 2018 - Teams

I am annoyed.

There are rarely opportunities to include an Arab country on the international tennis stage like this, obviously due to the lack of depth in players. But you would think the time...
Forum: General Messages   Oct 3rd, 2017, 01:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,360
Posted By V.Melb
Re: Beijing R2: Wozniacki d. Pavlyuchenkova 6-2 6-2

It is incredible, Caroline's body holds up so well with such a taxing game style, and she also plays a lot of tournaments! This must be in part to strong genetics.

Wozniacki has spent her whole...
Forum: General Messages   Sep 28th, 2017, 06:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By V.Melb
Re: Tashkent R2: Kurumi Nara d. (1) Kristyna Pliskova 7-6(5), 6-1

Kurumi Nara is too good to be outside the top 100, it felt weird when she just slipped out. She had a stretch of losses in the earlier part of the year that surprised me. Bad losses to Jang and Yang,...
Forum: General Messages   Sep 17th, 2017, 02:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,722
Posted By V.Melb
Re: Miyu KATO cheeses off FETT-a 4-6/7-6/6-4

I totally agree with what you are saying. Sometimes it feels like a lot of posters on here have never held a tennis racquet in their hand before, let alone played socially, these are usually posters...
Forum: General Messages   Aug 23rd, 2017, 01:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By V.Melb
Re: XUSO 50.4M QR1 Franny Liu d. Andreescu 6-2 2-6 7-6(4)

Liu Fangzhou is a good player, her progress stalled in 2016, and although she has achieved a career high ranking this year, 2017 has been another year without a breakthrough - so far.

Forum: General Messages   Aug 1st, 2017, 11:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,923
Posted By V.Melb
Re: Stanford R1: Dolehide d. Osaka 64 62

Exactly right. Even when Osaka was winning all those matches in 2016, she was prone to what I would describe as 'mini internal tantrums'. She would become completely indifferent and disengaged with...
Forum: General Messages   Jul 21st, 2017, 12:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 723
Posted By V.Melb
Re: Gstaad R1: (Q) Lottner def. Golubic 5-7 6-4 7-6(5)

It is interesting to see some of the posters above disagreeing on whether Golubic has an aggressive game or not.

Attacking player? defensive player? The truth is that she is neither. Golubic...
Forum: General Messages   Jul 19th, 2017, 04:57 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,868
Posted By V.Melb
Re: Do you still visit the WTA website?

I do not think I have enough time to list here how many features of the new website are less organised, less intuitive and less attractive than before.

It has been a complete disaster and I hope...
Forum: Doubles Forum   Jul 18th, 2017, 06:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By V.Melb
Re: Wimbledon SF: Chan/Niculescu def. Voracova/Ninomiya 7-6(4) 4-6 9-7

Terrible quality match overall, much better doubles to be seen in the first round.
Voracova should hold onto Ninomiya for dear life and never let go. From what I saw of their matches, all the play...
Forum: Doubles Forum   Jul 18th, 2017, 06:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,992
Posted By V.Melb
Re: Wimbledon Final Makarova/Vesnina (2) def. Chan/Niculescu (9) 6-0 6-0

Voracova/Ninomiya set this crap final up. They upset some great teams (Ninomiya is a big talent on the doubles court) and they should have got the job done against the very mediocre Chan/Niculescu. ...
Forum: General Messages   Jul 18th, 2017, 05:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,530
Posted By V.Melb
Re: 25K Gatineau FQR: Elena Bovina def. Alexandra Stevenson 6-2 2-1 ret.

I am also surprised at Bovina's persistence at slumming it out on the lower end of the ITF tour, she gets very few quality wins. I assume that she is able to support herself financially living in...
Forum: General Messages   Jun 11th, 2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,420
Posted By V.Melb
Re: Notthingham QF: (1/WC) Ka.Pliskova def. (WC) Barty 7-6(2) 7-6(7)

Karolina Pliskova is a true WTA serve-botter - 20 aces in a match.

That must have made the difference today - what a weapon to have!
Forum: General Messages   May 25th, 2016, 06:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,610
Posted By V.Melb
Re: Is Misaki Doi the unluckiest player ever with grand slam draws?

That is a terrible string of first rounds in slams for Doi. She definitely has not been blessed with soft draws in her slam career.
Forum: General Messages   May 24th, 2016, 11:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,348
Posted By V.Melb
Re: RG R1 Mariana Duque-Marino def Daria Gavrilova 5-7 6-4 6-4


Mariana is a very natural player, she produces the most beautiful shots. Some of the points she constructs are nothing but brilliant.

Mariana really has quite an arsenal - the slices...
Forum: General Messages   May 24th, 2016, 11:45 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,245
Posted By V.Melb
Re: RG R1 Qiang Wang DOUBLE BAGEL (WC) Tessah Andrianjafitrimo 6-0 6-0

Wrong again. She played Strasbourg.

That is two times you did not even check your facts Javi.
Jesus, just google it, then type. lol.
Forum: General Messages   May 24th, 2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,245
Posted By V.Melb
Re: RG R1 Qiang Wang DOUBLE BAGEL (WC) Tessah Andrianjafitrimo 6-0 6-0

Qiang wang played two 50k and one 75k tournament in Asia.

This is 3 ITFs.. hardly... 'non stop'.
Forum: General Messages   May 24th, 2016, 10:17 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,245
Posted By V.Melb
Re: RG R1 Qiang Wang DOUBLE BAGEL (WC) Tessah Andrianjafitrimo 6-0 6-0

Andrianjafitrimo is only 17, not a very powerful frame to generate pace like some other youngsters, she is more of a grinder, an inexperienced one at that. Tessah would have been more suited to the...
Forum: General Messages   May 22nd, 2016, 01:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,624
Posted By V.Melb
Re: Roland-Garros R1: Hsieh d. Arruabarrena 7-6 (6) 6-3

I agree.

Su-Wei is impossible to read when she is hitting her marks with those flat shots, today was an example of that. However, on clay, one would think Arruabarrena could find a way to pull...
Forum: General Messages   May 15th, 2016, 12:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,037
Posted By V.Melb
Re: Strasbourg R1: [Q]Jil Teichmann (WTA#369) def. Kurumi Nara 2-6, 7-5, 6-1

Nice win by Teichmann who has a nice game, lovely lefty slice when she decides to use it.

I wonder how Teichmann would faire off the clay though, her game seems built entirely around slow ball...
Forum: General Messages   May 14th, 2016, 01:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By V.Melb
Re: Strasbourg QR1 Ramialison d. Dodin 2-6 6-2 7-5

Completely out of touch and lacking in knowledge.
Forum: General Messages   May 10th, 2016, 01:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,077
Posted By V.Melb
Re: Rome R1: (10) Lucie Safarova def (WC) Francesca Schiavone 6-3 6-2

There is something robotic and relentless about Safarova's game, but it is impressive.

Safarova just doesn't let up, she hits hard, makes few errors, and really hits her marks. She is very well...
Forum: General Messages   May 4th, 2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By V.Melb
Re: Gifu 75K Hozumi d. Mestach 6-3 6-3


Mestach has some game, but doesn't really kick into gear very much, she focuses more on consistency than putting together a game that can pull apart her opponent. I think that she needs...
Forum: General Messages   Apr 29th, 2016, 01:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,202
Posted By V.Melb
Re: Serena has two big misfortunes

What an analysis!

... a few lines of "Hardly anyone does that" ... then ... your thoughts.

I hate these threads, no effort by the OP, just trying to stir the pot and spark debate, sit back...
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