Originally Posted by Asadinator
reason why I joined this place. There is too much to like about her, so I won't waste everybody's time, unless you're interested
In short words, she defies everything I hate about the WTA: technique wise (ugly, boring), mentally weak (crybabies) and the general bitchiness (as if you need a special bark or scream to make you play better) whereas Ash is calm, arrogant and beautiful to watch.
Another player which I think is very unique (and flying under the radar recently, CH ranking of 165) is Khromacheva. She plays like Kerber, but more aggressive mindset because she looks to attack. Both have heavy spinning forehands, but Irina is more flexible with it (love how she can dig out balls on the baseline but still produce an aggressive top-spin shot from it, like Nadal does). Obviously consistency and mindset wise they are worlds apart, but she can improve. Like Barty, I feel Khromacheva has a great game to watch.
Townsend another lefty, don't rate her as much as Khromacheva, she doesn't have the same flair. But her volleying skills are very good especially for a girl, which makes her unique. Just have to worry about her fitness though, because no point being a volleyer if you can't get to the net fast enough.
I loved the energy of Putintseva when I saw her against JJ. What impresses me about her is her movement, her feet move really fast, so she doesn't struggle when chasing balls like most girls do. Very good balance when she changes direction too, none of this silly WTA cow stance crap. She can turn out to be a fun counter-puncher to watch.
Haven't seen much of Vekic, Abanda and Bencic. Hopefully see Vekic tonight.
The thing I find funny is that IMO Khromacheva and Barty are Polar Opposites, yet you like them both
I like the players you like
I only recently liked Putintseva as one of my friends has met her and said she was very nice
I love Townsend's personality
She's so sweet
I also like Bouchard, Svitolina and Abanda but don't really like Bencic. IDK why, but she just seems to be overranked
And I hate all whorers. But I like Siniakova and Lottner
Lottner and Anett I draw many similarities between. I like Ash but I am not sure whether she will transition well as right now she doesn't hit the ball hard enough to be an agressor but she isn't fast enough to be a counter-puncher. Her variety will surely come in handy during the grass season though
It will be interesting to see who do well in seniors. BTW, if you want to see Khromacheva and Putintseva as a child, go to Irina Khromacheva's Facebook profile (not page, but actual account) and look though her photos (they are all public) and you will see a Eurosport Video of the Les Petits As Final vs Putintseva MP and Ceremony and a video of her as a 12 year old which is genuinely HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!
Originally Posted by BlueTrees
No offence but you really need to stop overhyping her.
Really, really bad scoreline today.
Well if Anett had not been in her bad form and she had drawn Lina Stanciute or Marta Sirotkina in MD, she could have made the QFs as if she beat one, then she would play the other. So I am obviously not