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Old Apr 7th, 2014, 02:46 PM   #4816
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Disappointing I wonder if she will ever find some form again.
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Old Apr 8th, 2014, 05:38 AM   #4817
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Re: ~Petra Martic~

Doubles are the only thing keeping her afloat these days.

Speaking of which, she's playing her R16 match today, teamed with Barthel against Hrdinova/Pliskova. Stream will be available around 18:00 CET.

Good luck Petra, God knows you need all the match practice you can get.
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Old Apr 10th, 2014, 02:11 AM   #4818
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Doubles are the only thing keeping her afloat these days.

Speaking of which, she's playing her R16 match today, teamed with Barthel against Hrdinova/Pliskova. Stream will be available around 18:00 CET.

Good luck Petra, God knows you need all the match practice you can get.

Well, they both (Mona and Petra) have something in common, both floundering beyond belief. The pairing in doubles is most apt., for they lost in the lst round in doubles, as well. At least they are consistent in losing early.
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Old Apr 10th, 2014, 05:55 AM   #4819
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And today in the streaming for a place in the semis, instead of Jurak/Moulton-Levy vs. Martic/Barthel it's Jans/Olaru vs. Hrdinova/Pliskova...
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Old Apr 10th, 2014, 07:42 PM   #4820
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Well, they both (Mona and Petra) have something in common, both floundering beyond belief. The pairing in doubles is most apt., for they lost in the lst round in doubles, as well. At least they are consistent in losing early.
At the moment Petra and Mona are the two players with the biggest gap between talent and results. It's really hard for me to see them slumping for such a long time.
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Old Apr 11th, 2014, 06:10 PM   #4821
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At the moment Petra and Mona are the two players with the biggest gap between talent and results. It's really hard for me to see them slumping for such a long time.
I think you should add Sabine to your comment. Save for Wimbledon, Sabine is just as bad. These 3 players (all faves I might add) are at or near mid 20's and are floundering beyond belief, as mentioned. There is no excuse for them at their respective ages not to be comfortable with themselves and the Tour to compete and execute proficiently with their respective game and talent, especially as it pertains to Mona and Sabine, for they've won titles, both possessing top-10-15 talent. Coaching can only do so much. It's up to the player, especially with the Tour experience these players have, to be self-confident, prepared and ready to compete and execute consistently their game. However, for the most part their game is sloppy and error-laden, errors that are for the most part unforced, but in the case of Petra her ground game is loopy, light (lacking power) and slice dominant, which is not going to cut it in addition to being too skinny. Yet, save for the disaster at the AO, for the most part Petra hasn't been losing with bad score lines, like 1, 2 or 2, 2. She's been competitive by score, but she's losing to players she should beat, including her last match against Peer, for she's the better player.

I wonder sometimes if these players watch films of their matches, including their respective coaches, so that they can see what they're doing wrong and make some adjustments. If they did, especially in the cases of Mona and Sabine, they can see the awful display of tennis and correct their mistakes, seeing an improvement in their next match in how they execute.

I don't know what it's going to take to turn Petra around, save for putting on some weight, eliminate the over use of the slice, flattening out her ground game from the baseline and being self-confident, which can only come by winning. Her coaching change hasn't resulted in any changes to her game, which was expected, for his resume wasn't very good. Yet, she can't afford a better coach, for her purse is too light. Petra is just going to have to find the resolve within herself at some point, for she's heading for the ITF circuit in singles and has to play doubles on the Tour in order to keep her purse from having a hole in it. Mona is not very far behind her at the moment with the doubles pairing in Poland duly apt for 2 players on the same page in terms of the decline in execution, highlighted by ranking droppings. Sad for my girls and a downer for tennis for me thus far this year, which also includes Petra K., who I thought was going to have a stellar career coming off '11. As a fan, it's been disappointing for sure......
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Old Apr 13th, 2014, 08:54 PM   #4822
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Re: ~Petra Martic~

7 days before Katowice :




3 days after Katowice :






She doesn't care for her career
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Old Apr 14th, 2014, 06:03 AM   #4823
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Well, I wouldn't go so far as to say that she doesn't care anymore, but I'd assume she must be feeling pretty awful about everything and is putting up a facade (also, we can only guess if the pics are new or just recent posts of older onesa). And who could blame her for wanting some time off, having watch her ranking hover around 100 (dropped from 97 to 109 this week) and not experiencing all that many victories this year.

Some time away from tennis might actually be just what she needs.
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Old Apr 17th, 2014, 01:16 AM   #4824
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She is in the main draw at Roland Garros
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Old Apr 17th, 2014, 07:34 AM   #4825
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She is in the main draw at Roland Garros
Really want to be happy about that but I just can't. She'd benefit more from playing some (at least slightly) lower ranked opposition and trying to fight her way through to the main draw at this point. She is not match ready and lacks confidence to beat the vast majority of players in that field.

But I guess you never know, she might get a miracle and have a ton of luck and pull another one of those crazy Paris runs this year...I certainly hope so.
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Old Apr 17th, 2014, 09:30 PM   #4826
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So ..

21.4 WTA Marrakech (MD)
28.4 X
5.5 CH Trnava 75k (MD)
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[5] Muguruza vs Glushko
Soler-Espinosa vs Voegele
Martic vs Peer
Mayr-Achleitner vs [2] Svitolina

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Old Apr 19th, 2014, 03:57 PM   #4828
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No expectations tbh
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Old Apr 19th, 2014, 05:30 PM   #4829
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Peer again
Why couldn't she draw some WC for once?
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Old Apr 19th, 2014, 06:28 PM   #4830
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No expectations tbh
I do have expectations: I expect that she'll lose.
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