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Forum: General Messages   Feb 21st, 2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,794
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, 02:35 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,158
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, 10:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
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, 10:41 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,658
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, 06:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,990
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, 09:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,945
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, 12:08 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 28,628
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, 06:35 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,345
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, 07:07 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 14,917
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, 06:17 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 23,208
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...
Forum: General Messages   Jan 23rd, 2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,089
Posted By The Dawntreader
Re: Damn! VENUS double bagels poor Lucic!

Nearly 15 years later and Venus and Lucic are both in a GS QF. Quite incredible when you think of younger players of that generation who have been retired for an age now (Henin, Clijsters,...
Forum: General Messages   Jan 23rd, 2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,841
Posted By The Dawntreader
Re: Australian Open R4: (5) Pliskova def. (22) Gavrilova 6-3 6-3

Gavrilova just plain sucks. No natural timing (contact point on her forehand all over the place), has no real cohesive game-plan and although she scrambles well, athletically she'll always be...
Forum: General Messages   Jan 23rd, 2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,442
Posted By The Dawntreader
Forum: General Messages   Jan 22nd, 2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,364
Posted By The Dawntreader
Re: AO R4: [13] Venus Williams def. [Q] Mona Barthel, 6-3 7-5

Yes, I feel she's retreated back into her conservative-counter punching style that she played when she was initially on tour. However I do feel like her attempts at becoming an uber-aggressive...
Forum: General Messages   Jan 17th, 2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,505
Posted By The Dawntreader
Re: 2017 AO R1: Watson trolls [18] Stosur out of AO 63 36 60

9 match losing streak? Even for Stosur that's ridiculous.

From what I've seen of her, even last year when she had that RG run, her A game has greatly diminished in heaviness and general...
Forum: General Messages   Jan 17th, 2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,155
Posted By The Dawntreader
Re: Australian Open R1: Konjuh def. Mladenovic 6-4 6-2

Hope Konjuh can do good things this fortnight. The courts seem slow enough for her game to flourish, and she seems confident. Hopefully she'll be well-equipped to deal with that little rat the next...
Forum: General Messages   Jan 16th, 2017, 10:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,288
Posted By The Dawntreader
Re: AO 1R: Peng def Kasatkina [23] 6-0 7-6(5)

Still a ton of holes in Kasatkina's game. That Sydney win didn't exactly do anything for me.
Forum: General Messages   Jan 16th, 2017, 10:13 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,216
Posted By The Dawntreader
Re: AO R1: Vandeweghe vomits Vinci out of AO 61 76(3)

Still not sure how Vinci is so highly ranked... did they give out lifetime ranking points after that USO SF?
Forum: General Messages   Jan 16th, 2017, 10:05 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 26,729
Posted By The Dawntreader
Re: Australian Open R1: Rogers def. [4] Halep 6-3 6-1

Typical non-entity stuff from Halep. I wonder how long it will dawn on her, her team and her fans that being an underpowered grinder does not reap Slams? The almost perfunctory way in which Rogers...
Forum: General Messages   Jan 16th, 2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,095
Posted By The Dawntreader
Re: Aus Open 1R: V. Williams def. K. Kozlova 7-6(5), 7-5

Very rusty from Venus, but her shot-making at times remains as exciting as ever. I can't really envisage a big run here but hopefully she can get a few good matches in.

Kozlova is the epitome of...
Forum: General Messages   Jan 7th, 2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,679
Posted By The Dawntreader
Re: WWW Sydney International?

Stephens still in?
Forum: General Messages   Jan 7th, 2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,158
Posted By The Dawntreader
Re: Nadia Petrova retires

This is the crux of Petrova's career- a talented top 10-5 player who was often always the fodder for much better players (Sharapova, WS, Henin, Clijsters etc).

I feel like Petrova had chances to...
Forum: General Messages   Dec 31st, 2016, 12:21 PM
Replies: 501
Views: 37,766
Posted By The Dawntreader
Re: Who're your faves & who do you hate/dislike? | 2016 edition | RESULTS on 1st page

Like:

1. Venus Williams
2. Stephens
3. Keys
4. Konjuh
5. S.Williams
6. Bencic
7. Safarova
8. Lisicki
Forum: General Messages   Dec 27th, 2016, 01:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,883
Posted By The Dawntreader
Re: Is Lindsey Davenport actually having an effect on Keys?

Davenport should really drop all her other commitments if she's going to try and take Key's to the next level. Trying to juggle all your commentary eggs in your basket whilst trying to be a pro-coach...
Forum: General Messages   Dec 22nd, 2016, 09:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,953
Posted By The Dawntreader
Re: Empress plans to shine brighter next season

Back in 2013, I thought she was slower by her standards, but now she's slow by anyone's standards. And what was Jankovic without speed and court coverage? Nothing.
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