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Old Jun 25th, 2014, 09:49 PM   #1
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Where does Flavia Pennetta go from here?

She had the cinderella comeback (Wimbledon 4R, US Open SF, Australian Open QF) that was crowned with the Indian Wells title. Looked like she could push for Singapore and the top 10 again.

Now she's had R2 and R3 losses ever since. HC is her best surface, is she going to bounce back? Or have we already seen the best of Flavia? She was definitely written off by many people at this time last year. Will she be able to surprise us another time? Or is this it?

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Old Jun 25th, 2014, 09:50 PM   #2
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Re: Where does Flavia Pennetta go from here?

She will go down and flop badly for the rest of the year.
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Re: Where does Flavia Pennetta go from here?

She's looked spent since IW. Really lethargic on court... Maybe age has caught up with her? IDK. Flavia was never much of a contender early on in her career, perhaps the success of the past year has satisfied her hunger.
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Re: Where does Flavia Pennetta go from here?

Probably italy for some rest
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Re: Where does Flavia Pennetta go from here?

I wouldn't be surprised if she pulls a Bartoli/Schiavone late career.
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Re: Where does Flavia Pennetta go from here?

she is just a nobody who had a very lucky tournament. dumb Stephens in the wind, crazy Li Na, and injured Aggie who couldn't move.

what was to be expected? she never cared much about her tennis, she shows up for the checks and that's it. she will take the prize money she's "earned" and party with her BF Fognini, good for her.
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I wouldn't be surprised if she pulls a Bartoli/Schiavone late career.
She already has. Indian Wells was her slam moment.
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She's looked spent since IW. Really lethargic on court... Maybe age has caught up with her? IDK. Flavia was never much of a contender early on in her career, perhaps the success of the past year has satisfied her hunger.
I have been thinking the same kind of thing. Flavia maybe never expected to win a title like IW, maybe to her this is almost like winning a slam (even if it is not). And she did beat many good players there and throughout the last year in general.
Thing is, when I see her on the court, she still wants to win. She seems to be motivated, but maybe she just enjoys competing now, not winning so much anymore.

Hope for one last US Open run at least. She said she was going to come back to defend IW, but I am not so sure about it ATM.
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Re: Where does Flavia Pennetta go from here?

I've been watching tennis with interest since maybe 2009/2010 and from that I don't really know Flavia's full career trajectory from before that time, but it was kind of my understanding that this was how Flavia rolled anyway. She typically wins a few matches at an event, challenges the big players - successfully on occasion, and has deep runs here and there, but typically isn't someone who gets to the QF and SF of big events on a highly regular basis.

Sure, her form since IW hasn't been great, but is she really someone who we'd be expecting to do that much better? She hit a hotstreak on hard since last summer (which I really liked watching) and now she's back to where she usually is, or perhaps slightly worse off than that. I could be totally undervaluing her, but from 2010 to her injury, I don't recall Flavia being someone who I'd expect to be doing that much better than she has been of late.

(By the way, this isn't meant to be nasty or hateful or anything! I like Flavia! )
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Re: Where does Flavia Pennetta go from here?

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she is just a nobody who had a very lucky tournament. dumb Stephens in the wind, crazy Li Na, and injured Aggie who couldn't move.

what was to be expected? she never cared much about her tennis, she shows up for the checks and that's it. she will take the prize money she's "earned" and party with her BF Fognini, good for her.
she was top 10 long before these slam runs and IW wells title. Hardly a nobody.
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she is just a nobody who had a very lucky tournament. dumb Stephens in the wind, crazy Li Na, and injured Aggie who couldn't move.

what was to be expected? she never cared much about her tennis, she shows up for the checks and that's it. she will take the prize money she's "earned" and party with her BF Fognini, good for her.
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she was top 10 long before these slam runs and IW wells title. Hardly a nobody.
right a former top 10 player who regularly made the 2nd week of slams and 10 singles title isn't a nobody.
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Re: Where does Flavia Pennetta go from here?

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Re: Where does Flavia Pennetta go from here?

a decent Hard Court Season, so-so AO and remaining hard courts, retires as the highest ranked Italian i think she will be satisfied with her accomplishment
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Re: Where does Flavia Pennetta go from here?

Flavia is an okay player who had a lot of good fortune at 2013 US Open & 2014 IW.
I dont expect her to ever repeat those results, but she could make a slam QF with the right draw.
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she is just a nobody who had a very lucky tournament. dumb Stephens in the wind, crazy Li Na, and injured Aggie who couldn't move.

what was to be expected? she never cared much about her tennis, she shows up for the checks and that's it. she will take the prize money she's "earned" and party with her BF Fognini, good for her.
you are too predictable
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