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Old Sep 10th, 2013, 08:53 PM   #436
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Re: Mirjana's summer 2013 campaign

Miki demolished her

I don't know who to root for in the next round though...
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Old Sep 10th, 2013, 08:58 PM   #437
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Re: Mirjana's summer 2013 campaign

What impressed me was how she played in the second set. She really played with margin, while still overpowering Fichman. She made Fichman play and Fichman was the one who imploded. The first set had a lot of rallies, and I suspect when Fichman realized Lucic could win a majority of the long rallies, she really didn't know what to do and went out of her comfort zone and tried to make points shorter and ended up making errors.
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Re: Mirjana's summer 2013 campaign

oh beats moaning moonballs with bagel in it I lov this must she know lucic she could be in the rankings much better. So much

Got to feel good serve a bagel to moonballs brat. All luck for playing lucie next. Courts like this could help but she gotta play like second set today.
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Old Sep 10th, 2013, 09:53 PM   #439
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Re: Mirjana's summer 2013 campaign

great job miki very nice second set
please come to net more
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Old Sep 11th, 2013, 06:21 AM   #440
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Re: Mirjana's summer 2013 campaign

A really wonderful performance from Miki yesterday, at least the part I saw which was starting with 5:4 first set. She was simply too much for Fichman who, more than obviously, couldn't handle the power.

To stand any chance against Safarova Miki will have to play at least this good if not better, and a bad day from Lucie couldn't hurt... Safarova's form is not exactly as sharp as it was a few months back I'd say, but she can still win against almost anyone - and lose against almost anyone the very next day (just like Miki).

But anyway, points from last year are defended here, so anything else is a bonus. Still close to 100 points to come off by the end of the year so hopefully she'll manage one or two more solid results in the upcoming events.
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Re: Mirjana's summer 2013 campaign

Safarova's best surface is indoors, it will not be easy.
But, as croat 123 said she just needs to come to the net more.
She has killing groundstrokes and she could win points so easily at the net because her aproach shots would be good. That would cut down the emount of UE's because this days she rarely missed a first or second shot, it's more when she gets to 5th or 6th.
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Old Sep 11th, 2013, 07:14 AM   #442
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Re: Mirjana's summer 2013 campaign

You're spot on there ajmo! and I'm hoping for the same for years now - that she just comes to the net more often. For someone with so much power in her groundstrokes and with obvious problems sustaining long rallies, it seems so logical...yet, we're still to see it happen.
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Re: Mirjana's summer 2013 campaign

Yes, and before 2013 I always thought she doesn't want to come to the net because her volleys are not that good. But after playing doubles whole year I can say she's got decent volleys, so why don't use them?
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Re: Mirjana's summer 2013 campaign

Exactly, she CAN be good up at net. We've seen a really big improvement in that department since the AO
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Old Sep 11th, 2013, 03:10 PM   #445
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Re: Mirjana's summer 2013 campaign

lucic groundstroke perfect to set up net playing. say she get these midcourt ball she wants then move in for putaway or least intitmidate opponent to make the error from a try to pass whatever. looked the results h 2 h lucic play some close matches lucie! Hope she has inspire day tomorrow finds ways to take it. Lefty lucie. U never know. GL to Baronness lucic.
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Re: Mirjana's summer 2013 campaign

This could be an ugly match, as Lucie and Mirjana are both capable of awful periods. Literally either one could win 6-2 6-2. Miki usually plays well against better opponents so I expect a good fight.
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Old Sep 11th, 2013, 10:25 PM   #447
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Well, it's surface they both like so I think it will be at least solid match.
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2nd on CC today (STREAM!)
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Re: Mirjana's summer 2013 campaign

painful to watch lucic always same type screwups. top 50 player in hands & choke again and again and again. So many easy chances. Needs to think why she dont wanna win matches when she got them on the racket. what she afraid of? Like big points she forget how to play whole game of tennis! second serve returns a joke. could have been anyone today anywhere & she would still blow a lead. Where to go from here. She can no get better coach from what she got now. She must feel like shit lose these matches & I feel bad for her. No sense for this losses.
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Re: Mirjana's summer 2013 campaign

You make some valid points. Like I've said she is mentally tough and weak at the same time. Fights hard, but chooses the wrong shot often times on big pts. The second serve returns she couldn't get into the court at bp 4-3* in the first set and at 30-0* 5-5 in the second set, as well as at 10-9* in the second set tie break really cost her. She may not have won any of those pts anyway, but she's got to at least make Safarova play there. So, yes she should have won the second set and it could have been 6-3 7-6 but for the second serve return, but at least her Coach should be able to see what went wrong and hopefully instill it in her to not go for a winner on every second serve return. Play some percentage tennis on the biggest points. But, let's also remember she could have given up at 2-5 in the second set, but instead fought hard. That's something positive to take from the match. So, it's not all bad.
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