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Old Apr 8th, 2014, 03:38 AM   #256
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Agreed that this is a nice placement, but Kovinic has had a good past 12 months. Nicole is going to need to be sharp!! Happy she qualified!
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Old Apr 14th, 2014, 03:27 AM   #257
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It is interesting how Nicole has transitioned in the pro game compared to Mal. It really shows you how different styles translate from college to the pros.
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Old Apr 14th, 2014, 04:48 AM   #258
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The technology behind those tennis racquets and physical conditioning required from players, translate to the power game from the baselines.

It's like going to the poker table with the big boys with a hefty buy in. In tennis, that buy in is the power game.

Mal could bash that ball, so she already had the buy in. Nicole knows she needs to get there, but it will take her some time adjusting.
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Old Apr 18th, 2014, 01:00 AM   #259
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Nicole was such a smart player in college and was patient before going for her shots. She probably will need to be more aggressive earlier in points.
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Old Apr 18th, 2014, 05:16 AM   #260
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Nicole was such a smart player in college and was patient before going for her shots. She probably will need to be more aggressive earlier in points.
Agreed. She has the brain for this game. Will just take some adjustment.
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Old Apr 26th, 2014, 02:38 PM   #261
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Agreed. She has the brain for this game. Will just take some adjustment.
If you put her head on Sloan Stephens body, then you have possible a top 5 player to be...
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Old Apr 26th, 2014, 03:02 PM   #262
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Nice photos from Christopher Levy @tennis_shots...


This is Nicole's signature looks, since she's been on the pro





I've seen her get pulled wide left and right so many times.
Her returning lob isn't cutting it or the short ball return.
She just needs to be giving her opponents less opportunities to take control of the point.
Those short ball returns right in the middle of the court is a high percentage shot, to get killed on the next shot.

One of these days...just one of these days,
she'll be hitting deep returns consistently and going for her shots dtl and hitting the corners with pin point accuracy.





I have to say, she's certainly updated her wardrobe with NB.
Is she making a fashion statement?

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Her match against Gracie is about to start!!!

Rain-out yesterday, with Gibbsy ahead 6-0, 2-2...


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Old Apr 26th, 2014, 06:28 PM   #265
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This explains how she did against Gracie, who came back after being a set down...



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Old Apr 26th, 2014, 06:54 PM   #266
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Re: Nicole Gibbs

I just wish she hits the gym more and spends less time on the court.

Speed and being able to run balls side to side worked in college but it is child's play in the WTA.

She needs to join the program, muscle-up AND own those corner and DTL shots like everybody else (FOR STARTERS!!!)
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I just wish she hits the gym more and spends less time on the court.

Speed and being able to run balls side to side worked in college but it is child's play in the WTA.

She needs to join the program, muscle-up AND own those corner and DTL shots like everybody else (FOR STARTERS!!!)
I agree. She needs to up her athleticism, lower body, and core strength. If she works on those areas, she'll be more explosive and be able to add a bit more pace to her shots. She needs an extra 5 mph on her ground strokes and first and second serves and needs to take a little more risks off the ground as well. And stay on top of the baseline.
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Re: Nicole Gibbs

TB is Nicole's Twitter coach

But seriously, all what you said is 100% true

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Old Apr 27th, 2014, 01:30 AM   #269
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I still remember how on twitter she mentioned that she didn't care about men's college tennis and it could be dismissed for all she cares. Then added that women's college tennis is protected by NCAA so she has nothing to worry about. I guess she should have stuck with that for another year.
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TB is Nicole's Twitter coach

But seriously, all what you said is 100% true
I just couldn't sugar coat her losses anymore, especially knowing she has way too much talent to be where she's at.

I followed her throughout college at Stanford. I know how much she had to overcome to win both team and individual singles titles at NCAA last year.

I know how strong she is mentally and how much fight she has, but it's like she's at a big gun fight carrying only a knife.

Maybe I got too carried away but I would have tweeted it again in a heartbeat

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