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Old Aug 30th, 2013, 07:34 PM   #1381
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Old Aug 31st, 2013, 12:15 AM   #1382
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Re: Anna-Lena Grönefeld - doppelt hält besser - vol2

Good win in the doubles, but bad loss in the mixed
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Old Aug 31st, 2013, 05:11 AM   #1383
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I actually don't think, this result is messy at all. Chan is a former GS- Finalist, former #6, her Sister is a top 50 doubles player.

That's not a random double, so I'm quite okay, that they could win in the end.
Both Chan sisters played incredibly well today in their mixed matches. Yung Yan outhitting Hingis and returning Bhupathis serve like it was nothing oh and then Hao-Chin returned Sock's serve pretty well throughout the match. So I can see that they are a dangerous pairing together.
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lagen 0:3 zurück im 2.Satz und haben dann bei 5:4 nach mehren malen Einstand doch noch nach Hause serviert
Yes, ALG was very shaky and at one point in the second set when they were down yelled "Was ist mit mir denn looooosss?!!" Which means something along the lines of 'What's wrong with meee?!' She missed some easy volleys and framed a lot of returns but also had some nice shots when it mattered in the second set.
The problem of this team though is confidence. When they were serving for the match at 5-4 they looked to Torsten Peschke after every point they lost. In a desperate way... you would have thought they were about to lose the match from their looks. They got to be more confident and you often feel like ALG is embarrassed when she misses an easy ball. No need for that, Anna!!
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Old Aug 31st, 2013, 07:46 AM   #1384
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I got the same feeling from ALG when I was watching them here, whenever she misses or something she looks embarrassed, and it sometimes seems like she's trying to hard to impress Kveta and Torsten...like she wants to play so well to impress them. I think she puts extra pressure on herself to play well because of that and it's so unnecessary.

Agree with you about the confidence too, they are SUCH a good team when they let their gamestyles flow, ALG hitting big and Kveta crushing returns and volleys with ease...when they lose confidence or try too hard they get kind of lost, which happens a lot in the MTBs obviously. If they can get it together than can beat just about every team, which they've shown because they've beaten Errani/Vinci, Makarova/Vesnina and Petrova/Srebotnik...just need to believe in themselves
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Old Aug 31st, 2013, 08:22 AM   #1385
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Both Chan sisters played incredibly well today in their mixed matches. Yung Yan outhitting Hingis and returning Bhupathis serve like it was nothing oh and then Hao-Chin returned Sock's serve pretty well throughout the match. So I can see that they are a dangerous pairing together.
I think it's so strange that Hao-Chin in only 19 but never really tried singles. Was pretty astonished by that.
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I think it's so strange that Hao-Chin in only 19 but never really tried singles. Was pretty astonished by that.
She tried a few times but failed to win matches in asian ITF's which seems BAD
Besides injuries i really don't undestand how Chan never climbed higher than rank 50. She's so talented.
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Old Aug 31st, 2013, 04:57 PM   #1387
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She tried a few times but failed to win matches in asian ITF's which seems BAD
Besides injuries i really don't undestand how Chan never climbed higher than rank 50. She's so talented.
It is her fitness. She is pretty fat. ALG btw looked a lot better than she used to/or she does on TV/pix. Yung-Yan's thighs are twice as big - and it's not muscles.
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Old Aug 31st, 2013, 05:31 PM   #1388
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ALG looks better in person always tbh In person she really isn't that big now, she looks pretty ok.

Something about camera doesnt work for her
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Old Sep 1st, 2013, 04:11 AM   #1389
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R3 against Zheng/Mirza...tough one, first up court 11, so hopefully streamed
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Old Sep 1st, 2013, 03:50 PM   #1390
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Currently playing absolutely shit...both of them can't find the court
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6-2 6-3 loss over 25 errors...it was bad. ALG even hit Kveta's back on a serve in the last game.

Terrible, TERRIBLE match. So much for good lead up confidence
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I think they might split up soon
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Old Sep 1st, 2013, 04:29 PM   #1393
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They were good in the lead up...but I definitely think their inability to win one of those 2 big finals hurt their confidence a lot...if they had won Cincy for example it could have been a lot different. Today from 2-1 30-0* they just went to shit, missing just into the tape or something and it went bad to worse when the confidence left.

As for splitting up, I'm not sure what Kveta's plans even are for after this year, whether she'll play on or not...I thought she was considering retiring even last year
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26UEs!! It was pretty shitty. Not even breakpoints but one clearly has to say that was due to ALG not being able to return the easiest second serves. Maybe Kveta, as a more solid returner should play the AD-side And then when I thought Kveta was about to freak out coz of ALG's mistakes she hit a second serve straight on Kveta's shoulder
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They were good in the lead up...but I definitely think their inability to win one of those 2 big finals hurt their confidence a lot...if they had won Cincy for example it could have been a lot different. Today from 2-1 30-0* they just went to shit, missing just into the tape or something and it went bad to worse when the confidence left.

As for splitting up, I'm not sure what Kveta's plans even are for after this year, whether she'll play on or not...I thought she was considering retiring even last year
She might want another GS. If she wins this US Open Mixed I'd say chances are high that she'd call it a career. But that is a big IF
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