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Forum: General Messages   Sep 12th, 2015, 10:17 PM
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Views: 19,673
Posted By swilley06
Re: Flavia retiring!

I was going to post a poll question about this possibility a few minutes ago but I was waiting until the ceremony finished. I'm not surprised by this at all considering her this achievement, her...
Forum: General Messages   Sep 12th, 2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,241
Posted By swilley06
Re: what Simona can learn from Vinci

I like your ideas about the slice but I wouldn't act like Vinci has cracked the Serena code (no pun intended). If Serena & Vinci played 100 matches against each other, Vinci would be lucky to win...
Forum: General Messages   Jun 6th, 2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,036
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Forum: General Messages   Apr 2nd, 2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,765
Posted By swilley06
Why does the WTA have the No.1 seed & No. 3 seed in the same half of the draw?

This year the draws for both Indian Wells & Miami have the number No. 1 seed and the No.3 seed in the same half of the draw. Conversely, the ATP has them in the opposite half of the draw which fits...
Forum: General Messages   Mar 19th, 2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,666
Posted By swilley06
Re: Is there such a thing as a clay-court game?

I don't think Nadal has a clay-court game, I just think his style of play works best on clay and his movement on the better surface is incredible. Also, a big factor is that most of the other...
Forum: General Messages   Jan 17th, 2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,344
Posted By swilley06
Re: 2015 AO Practice Schedule Thread: Top 43 Annika Beck Practice w/ ATP Players

The most recently posted schedule shows that Annika practiced with Sara Errani earlier today.
Forum: General Messages   Jan 10th, 2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,196
Posted By swilley06
Re: Which two players produce the best matches in the WTA?

The last few Serena v. Wozniacki matches have been highly entertaining
Forum: General Messages   Nov 6th, 2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 30,631
Posted By swilley06
Re: Forbes:2014 List Of The World's Highest-Paid Athletes(Sharapova,Li,S.Williams on

Whenever the Forbes list comes out it makes me wonder why more young female athletes don't consider trying to play pro tennis. I'm certainly not making the case that achieving the results, fame, and...
Forum: General Messages   Nov 5th, 2014, 03:26 PM
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Views: 108,508
Posted By swilley06
Re: Who're your faves & who do you hate/dislike? | 2014 edition | POST YOUR LISTS

1. Simona Halep
2. Serena Williams
3. Annika Beck
4. Victoria Azarenka
5. Allison Riske
6. Belinda Bencic
7. Julia Goerges

Forum: General Messages   Oct 30th, 2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,860
Posted By swilley06
Most Likely to Reach Their 1st Slam Final in 2015?

Every season from 2007 to 2014, at least one woman has played in their first grand slam final. We had three slam final debutantes this year - Cibulkova, Halep, Bouchard). Assuming this trend...
Forum: General Messages   Oct 29th, 2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,726
Posted By swilley06
Re: How many more seasons you believe Williams sisters will play?

I would not be surprised if they both decided to retire together at the end of the 2016 season. If Serena is able to get to 20 slams in 2015 though, she may decide to aim for Graf's 22 or even...
Forum: General Messages   Oct 29th, 2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,424
Posted By swilley06
Re: Best teen prospect?

Bencic. She's already made a fairly deep run at slam (QF at US Open). Mentored by Hingis but Belinda has more power than Martina.
Forum: General Messages   Oct 28th, 2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,335
Posted By swilley06
Re: TF's Favorite top 100 player tournament: Round 1- Group 5

Man, you are the textbook definition of a hater.
Forum: General Messages   Oct 27th, 2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 22,080
Posted By swilley06
Re: Simona Halep: was she dumb?

Your point illustrates why I have somewhat mixed feelings about the position Simona was in. A 3-set loss was the worst outcome because Serena stays and Simona loses ranking points and prize money. ...
Forum: General Messages   Oct 26th, 2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,225
Posted By swilley06
Re: Who Was The True #2 of 2014, Alize, Vika, NaNa, Maria or Simona?

Agreed. Since the OP limited this to 2014, just look the points accumulated in 2014. Sharapova is the choice
Forum: General Messages   Oct 26th, 2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,260
Posted By swilley06
Re: Will Halep become a permanent Runner-up and never a Winner?

So Simona has no future because she lost a final to the greatest female player ever who even at 33 is still far and away the best player on the tour when healthy? :confused:

Give me a break.
Forum: General Messages   Oct 25th, 2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,891
Posted By swilley06
Re: Billie Jean King says that the WTA tour needs more women coaches.

I think another big reason for mostly male coaches is that these ladies have likely been been coached by men their entire tennis lives. Most of them were probably introduced to the game by their...
Forum: General Messages   Oct 25th, 2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,318
Posted By swilley06
Re: Should the YEC stay in one country...

I'm fairly sure the economic environment of the country has something to do with the tournament's location. Singapore is a very well-developed country with a booming economy right now. It's...
Forum: General Messages   Oct 23rd, 2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,894
Posted By swilley06
Re: Which is more difficult to win?GS or YEC?

A slam is harder to win. You have to win 7 matches in a row with no margin for error (other than being able to lose one set in a match). You could still end up playing three top-8 players from the...
Forum: General Messages   Sep 26th, 2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1,544
Views: 353,995
Posted By swilley06
Re: Pros when they were kids

Annika Beck
Forum: Amateur Players and Tennis Equipment Forum   Sep 25th, 2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,688
Posted By swilley06
Re: Your dream courts to play on

I've always liked the appearance of center court at the Foro Italico in Rome at night.
Forum: General Messages   Sep 19th, 2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,166
Posted By swilley06
Re: Wuhan QR1: [1] Diyas def. Cirstea 7-6(1), 6-4

Cirstea's career has taken a big nosedive. In 2014, she's 11-20 in the main draw of WTA events. The high point of her year was winning the 4th rubber of a Fed Cup tie against Serbia that clinched...
Forum: General Messages   Sep 16th, 2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,459
Posted By swilley06
Should Lucic-Baroni get a wildcard for Sofia?

Her Quebec City win makes her eligible for consideration based on ranking. However, she may not get enough points in the next few weeks to reach the top-six threshold for automatic qualification. ...
Forum: General Messages   Sep 11th, 2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,839
Posted By swilley06
Re: Is It Time For #2 Simona To Step Up Like Na And Reach A SF/F Against #1 Serena?

Since Simona reached #2, she and Serena have only played in the same tournament twice (Cincy & US Open) so it's not like they've had a lot of chances to play each other recently.

If you want to...
Forum: General Messages   Sep 9th, 2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,911
Posted By swilley06
Re: Which GS Championship Match Made you the Most Emotional?

I've never cried based on the outcome of any sporting event, but the match that moved me the most was Agassi coming back from 2 sets down to win the 1999 French Open. Not only did that win complete...
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