I think aga should play doubles also in Dubai, to get more matchpractise... Maybe it would also help her to rebuild her form, as well as her volleys and attack game... What do you think?
She definetly can't be tired, as she didn't really play a lot of matches this season..
W Bammer #26 64 63
W Hantuchova #21 63 75
W Cristea #38 61 63
W Arvidsson #72 62 63
W Keothavong #52 76 76
W Lybutsova #198 61 61
W Kleybanova #27 67 64 62
L Dementieva #4 26 75 46
L Bondaryenko K. #59 67 64 16
L Jugic-salkic #169 61 46 67
L Mauresmo #24 26 06
W/L Singles 2009: 7-4
W Medina Garrigues/Ruano Pascual #2 62 75
W Craybas/Tanasugarn #95 63 75
L Llagostera Vives/Martinez Sanchez #52 46 46
L Stosur/Stubbs #22 16 46
W/L Doubles 2009: 2-2
W/L Total: 9-6
A total of 15 matches in 6 weeks.
Makes 2,5 matches a week. That is really not a lot. There is much more space for doubles...
Looking at her results and opponents, I think you cannot really talk about a slump yet (I call the Jugic-Salkic match an accident). She had definetly good wins this season, like the one in Paris over Kleybanova, or the one vs. Cristea.
She lost to an inform Elena, you can loose to K. Bond and now to Mauresmo, who is getting better and better from match to match this season.
Maybe Aga just cannot handle the pressure of beeing a high seed, the girls know now what to expect in her game, as she's been around on the tour for a while now and they are hunting for her.
Aga definetly has to work out a little bit more on her power, means: go to the GYM! I mean, with more power combained with her finesse and tactics, she would be much more unpredictable.
Aga, please play more doubles, that's for example how the Williams Sisters worked on their vollyes and offensive game actually...
I wish Aga all the best, the season is not ending, it's only the beginning, her third tournament, her second quarter final, what isn't bad.
Sure she has points to defend for Doha, but she will play in Mexico b4 IW and Miami so she should be fine, if she maybe at least reaches the final or surprises us and wins the tournament, which shouldn't be a surprise btw :P
Aga has no points to defend in Miami btw! And also her Clay season wasn't that good apart from Istanbul and Roland Garros.
So now I wish ya all the best for
Dubai 2000k (1r 30 pts from Q to defend)
Monterrey 220k ( not played 0)
Indian Wells 4500k ( QF 230)
Miami 4500k ( 1r 2)
Charleston 1000k (3r 120)
Stuttgart 700k (3r 120)
Rome 1000k (3r 120)
Madrid 4500k (280 Istanbul)
Warsaw 600k (np)
So if she commits to these tournaments she should at least win two matches in all of them to hold her current position.
We Aga fans should stay calm and positive! Give her Positive vibes
I mean, it's her 3rd full year on tour and we had only great results and improvements from her... More will come soon...
to all Aga fans!