Shahar 2011 Cheering Thread - Page 6 - TennisForum.com
TennisForum.com   Wagerline.com MensTennisForums.com TennisUniverse.com
TennisForum.com is the premier Women's Tennis forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.Please Register - It's Free!
Reply

Old May 17th, 2011, 01:28 PM   #76
country flag neospecialist
Senior Member
 
neospecialist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,063
neospecialist is a name known to all neospecialist is a name known to all neospecialist is a name known to all neospecialist is a name known to all neospecialist is a name known to all neospecialist is a name known to all neospecialist is a name known to all neospecialist is a name known to all neospecialist is a name known to all neospecialist is a name known to all neospecialist is a name known to all
Re: Shahar 2011 Cheering Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Archer16 View Post
Me and my big mouth
It seems to be headed there with every other clay tournament that goes by.
Let's face it. Shahar exceeded most of our expectations by reaching #11 in the world.
neospecialist is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 

Old May 17th, 2011, 09:13 PM   #77
country flag Archer16
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 5,227
Archer16 has a reputation beyond repute Archer16 has a reputation beyond repute Archer16 has a reputation beyond repute Archer16 has a reputation beyond repute Archer16 has a reputation beyond repute Archer16 has a reputation beyond repute Archer16 has a reputation beyond repute Archer16 has a reputation beyond repute Archer16 has a reputation beyond repute Archer16 has a reputation beyond repute Archer16 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Shahar 2011 Cheering Thread

She did - I've said as much myself, also showing a stat that she had one top 10 win (out of about 20 matches) in almost a 3 year period, but she had shown us for a good few months last year that she can do better than this - regardless of surface.
Beating 5 top-10 players in 3 months and posting a 10-0 record in 3-setters cannot be coincidental. She hardly had any losses to lower rated players all of last year. This year they're coming in bunches.
It's clear that once more, her new coach isn't right for her.
Archer16 is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old May 20th, 2011, 07:06 PM   #78
country flag Archer16
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 5,227
Archer16 has a reputation beyond repute Archer16 has a reputation beyond repute Archer16 has a reputation beyond repute Archer16 has a reputation beyond repute Archer16 has a reputation beyond repute Archer16 has a reputation beyond repute Archer16 has a reputation beyond repute Archer16 has a reputation beyond repute Archer16 has a reputation beyond repute Archer16 has a reputation beyond repute Archer16 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Shahar 2011 Cheering Thread

RG draw:

(1) Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) v Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN)
Junri Namigata (JPN) v (Q)
Christina McHale (USA) v Sara Errani (ITA)
Shuai Zhang (CHN) v (28) Daniela Hantuchova (SVK)

(19) Shahar Peer (ISR) v Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (ESP)
Rebecca Marino (CAN) v Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR)
Aravane Rezai (FRA) v Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU)
Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) v (13) Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)


Not an ideal draw. She'd have to raise her level from recent weeks just to get past the opening round.
Archer16 is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old May 22nd, 2011, 06:55 PM   #79
country flag Archer16
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 5,227
Archer16 has a reputation beyond repute Archer16 has a reputation beyond repute Archer16 has a reputation beyond repute Archer16 has a reputation beyond repute Archer16 has a reputation beyond repute Archer16 has a reputation beyond repute Archer16 has a reputation beyond repute Archer16 has a reputation beyond repute Archer16 has a reputation beyond repute Archer16 has a reputation beyond repute Archer16 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Shahar 2011 Cheering Thread

And guess what? She didn't make it past the opening round - 6-7 1-6.
Would it be incredibly naive to assume that now with this horrific clay season over, she'd be back to playing tennis?
Archer16 is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old May 26th, 2011, 01:20 AM   #80
country flag neospecialist
Senior Member
 
neospecialist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,063
neospecialist is a name known to all neospecialist is a name known to all neospecialist is a name known to all neospecialist is a name known to all neospecialist is a name known to all neospecialist is a name known to all neospecialist is a name known to all neospecialist is a name known to all neospecialist is a name known to all neospecialist is a name known to all neospecialist is a name known to all
Re: Shahar 2011 Cheering Thread

Interesting Article in the Jerusalem Post:


Digging deeper into Pe’er’s slump
By ALLON SINAI
05/24/2011 06:58

24-year-old Shahar Pe'er fell to staggering defeat at opening round of Roland Garros; tennis champ's career at serious low point.
Talkbacks (1)

PARIS – It is now official: Shahar Pe’er is in the midst of a crisis.

First round losses have become something of a habit for the 24-year-old Israeli in recent months, but none was as disappointing as Sunday’s 7-6 (4), 6-1 defeat to Maria Jose Sanchez Martinez of Spain in the opening round at Roland Garros.

RELATED:
Next generation of Israeli tennis meets in New York

What seemed like coincidental slipups a few months ago have become the norm recently, with Pe’er not only struggling to defeat the world’s top players – a reoccurring theme throughout her career – but also falling to inferior players with unprecedented regularity.

Sunday’s loss displayed many of the failings that have dogged Pe’er’s game for years, bringing on periodic slumps.

In the last couple of years, Pe’er has steadily improved her first serve percentage, but it has come at a cost. The Israeli may not be gifting her opponents as many second serves as she used to in the past, but her new cautious first serve is far less effective than her old one.

On Sunday, Pe’er hit 69 percent of her first serves in, but she only won 44% of the subsequent points. On her second serve, matters are even worse, with the Israeli losing 16 of 23 points to Martinez Sanchez after faulting.

The accumulating defeats have understandably also taken their toll on Pe’er’s confidence, which is perhaps the only real way of explaining her 36 unforced errors against the Spaniard.

Just as worrying was Pe’er’s inability to adjust to her opponent’s game-plan.

Sanchez Martinez harried the Israeli with numerous drop shots and killed off points at the net time and again, winning 27 of 32 approaches.

Since splitting with coach Pablo Giacopelli last July, Pe’er has seemed to slowly lose her way, and she is still looking for someone who can provide the same inspiration and focus both on and off the court.

Craig Kardon lasted just seven months, with the sides parting ways in March, and current interim replacement Harold Solomon is clearly not doing much good for her results.

Pe’er has fallen in the first round in three of her last four tournaments – including a particularly embarrassing defeat to then world number 429 Casey Dellacqua in the first round of the Brussels Open last week – and overall this year she has won just a single match or less in seven of 11 events.

It was not that long ago that Pe’er was at a record No. 11 in the world, a mere five ranking points from becoming the first Israeli to break into the top-10.

But even then, her results were far from impressive and it was clear for all to see that Pe’er had fallen into a downward spiral.

The question is, did Pe’er hit rock bottom with Sunday’s performance or was that humbling defeat a sign of things to come? Initial answers will be given when Pe’er next plays in Eastbourne in three weeks time and at Wimbledon the following week.

At the moment, it is difficult not to be pessimistic.
neospecialist is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old May 26th, 2011, 07:09 AM   #81
country flag shirgan
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 10,008
shirgan has a brilliant future shirgan has a brilliant future shirgan has a brilliant future shirgan has a brilliant future shirgan has a brilliant future shirgan has a brilliant future shirgan has a brilliant future shirgan has a brilliant future shirgan has a brilliant future shirgan has a brilliant future shirgan has a brilliant future
Re: Shahar 2011 Cheering Thread

judging from her tweets, Shahar doesn't seem to have noticed she's in a slump.
Either she's in denial or she knows something we don't
shirgan is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old May 26th, 2011, 07:19 PM   #82
country flag neospecialist
Senior Member
 
neospecialist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,063
neospecialist is a name known to all neospecialist is a name known to all neospecialist is a name known to all neospecialist is a name known to all neospecialist is a name known to all neospecialist is a name known to all neospecialist is a name known to all neospecialist is a name known to all neospecialist is a name known to all neospecialist is a name known to all neospecialist is a name known to all
Re: Shahar 2011 Cheering Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by shirgan View Post
judging from her tweets, Shahar doesn't seem to have noticed she's in a slump.
Either she's in denial or she knows something we don't
Maybe she was more interested in attending her brother's wedding than playing in the second round of Roland Garros.
neospecialist is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 11th, 2011, 06:02 PM   #83
country flag Meteor Shower
Senior Member
 
Meteor Shower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: .
Posts: 8,699
Meteor Shower has a reputation beyond repute Meteor Shower has a reputation beyond repute Meteor Shower has a reputation beyond repute Meteor Shower has a reputation beyond repute Meteor Shower has a reputation beyond repute Meteor Shower has a reputation beyond repute Meteor Shower has a reputation beyond repute Meteor Shower has a reputation beyond repute Meteor Shower has a reputation beyond repute Meteor Shower has a reputation beyond repute Meteor Shower has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Shahar 2011 Cheering Thread

Shahar can turn it around again.
Take revange in Eastbourne
__________________
Queen of Asia.

******** Survivor
Meteor Shower is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 14th, 2011, 11:44 AM   #84
country flag neospecialist
Senior Member
 
neospecialist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,063
neospecialist is a name known to all neospecialist is a name known to all neospecialist is a name known to all neospecialist is a name known to all neospecialist is a name known to all neospecialist is a name known to all neospecialist is a name known to all neospecialist is a name known to all neospecialist is a name known to all neospecialist is a name known to all neospecialist is a name known to all
Re: Shahar 2011 Cheering Thread

Another first round loss at Eastbourne

Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (ESP) defeated Shahar Peer (ISR) 7-5 6-3.
neospecialist is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 15th, 2011, 07:23 AM   #85
country flag young_gunner913
Praise thy name.
 
young_gunner913's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: California
Posts: 53,572
young_gunner913 has a reputation beyond repute young_gunner913 has a reputation beyond repute young_gunner913 has a reputation beyond repute young_gunner913 has a reputation beyond repute young_gunner913 has a reputation beyond repute young_gunner913 has a reputation beyond repute young_gunner913 has a reputation beyond repute young_gunner913 has a reputation beyond repute young_gunner913 has a reputation beyond repute young_gunner913 has a reputation beyond repute young_gunner913 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Shahar 2011 Cheering Thread

Oy vey. This is getting too painful.
__________________
You can try and take us,
But we're the gladiators.
young_gunner913 is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Copyright (C) Verticalscope Inc
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBCredits v1.4 Copyright ©2007, PixelFX Studios