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Old Oct 10th, 2012, 05:07 AM   #31
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Duh!?

Did it take Petra and her team that long to figure that out? This is what I mean: Keystone Cops/The Gang that can't shoot straight. You're kidding me?
Got a nasty response once when I directed a rather mild criticism at Petra's team,but I don't have to worry about that anymore cuz YOU guys are doing all the work for me.

Don't despair TOO much,though,cuz Petra's team is FAR from the densest group on the tennis scene: One of my friends had a live feed for Bad Gastein a couple years back.It's a very scenic,red-clay tourney but is notorious for heavy rainfall and,on the aforementioned year,after a steady downpour of about 5 minutes,the tourney's stadium crew walked out onto the court in rain gear and just stood there looking up at the sky,as if to say,"Gee,if THIS keeps up,we might need to put the tarp on the court eventually"
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Old Oct 10th, 2012, 01:44 PM   #32
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Funny Bruce, Steni, Netphobia, etc.

SMH

Petra's a #1 type talent. But she and her team acts (by their actions, or lack of them--as) if she's some type of journey woman.

What is going on with them?

They truly need to "Get It Together/see the big picture!"

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Old Oct 10th, 2012, 02:24 PM   #33
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Got a nasty response once when I directed a rather mild criticism at Petra's team,but I don't have to worry about that anymore cuz YOU guys are doing all the work for me.

Don't despair TOO much,though,cuz Petra's team is FAR from the densest group on the tennis scene: One of my friends had a live feed for Bad Gastein a couple years back.It's a very scenic,red-clay tourney but is notorious for heavy rainfall and,on the aforementioned year,after a steady downpour of about 5 minutes,the tourney's stadium crew walked out onto the court in rain gear and just stood there looking up at the sky,as if to say,"Gee,if THIS keeps up,we might need to put the tarp on the court eventually"
Yes. I remembered the "mandilon" remarks...
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Old Oct 10th, 2012, 02:33 PM   #34
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Yes. I remembered the "mandilon" remarks...
No,I meant the OTHER,anti-Mexican/latino remarks....but that was okay b/c,like Petra has Adam,tuve mi novia guapa costarricense para apoyarme
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Old Oct 10th, 2012, 11:25 PM   #35
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I am pleased to read in the Czech press that Petra's also working on her netplay and plans to play aggressively in Istanbul, because she knows that against in-form baseline bashers and grinders like Sharpie and Vuvu she would have tough time without using variety and offensive aggression.

EDIT: Allegedly, she also wants to build on her solid perfomances during the US series rather than on the Asian swing fiasco, which is totally understandable

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I will laugh my ass off if Petra shelves all this "add more topspin and play conservative" crap, comes to Istanbul, hits for the lines and attacks the net... and blows them all away.
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I will laugh my ass off if Petra shelves all this "add more topspin and play conservative" crap, comes to Istanbul, hits for the lines and attacks the net... and blows them all away.
Oy.... if only
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I will laugh my ass off if Petra shelves all this "add more topspin and play conservative" crap, comes to Istanbul, hits for the lines and attacks the net... and blows them all away.
I hear you.
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Oy.... if only
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Old Oct 11th, 2012, 01:35 AM   #40
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hits for the lines and attacks the net... and blows them all away.
Isn't this her game style anyways
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I am pleased to read in the Czech press that Petra's also working on her netplay and plans to play aggressively in Istanbul, because she knows that against in-form baseline bashers and grinders like Sharpie and Vuvu she would have tough time without using variety and offensive aggression.

EDIT: Allegedly, she also wants to build on her solid perfomances during the US series rather than on the Asian swing fiasco, which is totally understandable
Thank god.

We saw how that worked against Vika last year The top 10 is like my favorites list right now but Petra is the only player where I root for her in every single matchup. Which is, at times.............nervewracking.

Hitting for the lines just ughhh thank god whenever Petra is forced to/decides to play defensively it's like NO WHY. As long as they land in or on the line...instead of 400000 feet out....
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Isn't this her game style anyways
If I understood the post correctly,Mac was referring to a quote from Petra where she suggested that she might try a different,more cautious style of play
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If I understood the post correctly,Mac was referring to a quote from Petra where she suggested that she might try a different,more cautious style of play
I saw/read it as Netphobia Bruce. It sounded like Mac was saying, 'she wants to play aggressively with variety'. I'm sure we'll find out soon enough?

If she indeed did say that, I wonder how that clues in with how she played at the YEC last year (which did incorporate patience as well)? I think that way was perfect.

Petra mixed up her shots and didn't give her players rhythm. If you guys remember, Kotyza insisted on that. Instead of trying to always cream the ball, Petra hit an assortment of deep--corner to corner loopers, topspin forehands, slices, CC BH & FH, lobs, many times followed up with volley, drop shot and FH/BH screaming winners.

I'm not sure if Petra can play at that level again--at the moment. But she doesn't have to re-invent the wheel here either.

We'll see?
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I saw/read it as Netphobia Bruce. It sounded like Mac was saying, 'she wants to play aggressively with variety'. I'm sure we'll find out soon enough?

If she indeed did say that, I wonder how that clues in with how she played at the YEC last year (which did incorporate patience as well)? I think that way was perfect.

Petra mixed up her shots and didn't give her players rhythm. If you guys remember, Kotyza insisted on that. Instead of trying to always cream the ball, Petra hit an assortment of deep--corner to corner loopers, topspin forehands, slices, CC BH & FH, lobs, many times followed up with volley, drop shot and FH/BH screaming winners.

I'm not sure if Petra can play at that level again--at the moment. But she doesn't have to re-invent the wheel here either.

We'll see?
Why? Cause she isn't fit and confident?
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Why? Cause she isn't fit and confident?
Fit, confident and skilled.

However, I would say the more the latter two (confident and skilled).

Remember, Petra played similarly in Montreal and New Haven (at least the hitting with more topspin--deep, in the corners, with angles, and the good defense part) during the humid NA summer, post Olympics. And I know you haven't felt she been fit all year.

Now, if you remember--during last years YEC, Petra played Linz before it. Right?

Petra was a hot mess her first two matches during Linz. And the Eurosport announcers (particularity the male broadcaster--rather melodramatically I'd say), killed Kvitova. Now Petra was getting her game together, after recently slumping and a lay off (kinda like now---though obviously not slumping nearly as bad, compared to this time last year).

However, by the time she played her last three matches at Linz (Dannie, Jankovic, Cibulkova), Petra played some of the best tennis I'd seen her play--skill wise. She was an absolute all court beast; arguably better than Wimbledon!! She was playing a perfect combination of skill, patience and aggression in my opinion. Loved it/her!

Now, barely anyone saw it (and she didn't beat the top 10, for those that didn't see it--though Jankovic played vintage offensive/defensive Lady Jaja tennis). But I was very confident (based off what I seen), and even stated so--here on TF. Yes! She looked that good and excited me that much with her play. Petra was just "Magnificent!"

Of course/luckily, her Linz form carried into the YEC and Petra won the Damn thing--undefeated. Can Petra reacquire that form during practices with pre and post pubescent boys at Prostejov, or wherever she is? .......Don't know (as I SMH).

We'll see?
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