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yes i think pathetic is the kindest description for that display. it's obvious the Stephens is just not putting in the work on or off court. terrible footwork, incapable of hitting a decent passing shot, nothing on her serve and inexplicably hitting so many balls straight back to Maria whenever she got to the net (or just missing basic volleys/overheads).

i respect Maria for making the most of her talents. but when people want to drone on about the depth in the tour i think her resurgence post 30 as a mother with a game from the 1940s says it all.


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I dont know, Sloane is showing more and more of Nick's vibe lately. She's hiding behind this "Im not giving shit, I dont care" mask when things do not go her way. Or maybe more accurately when she has no clue what to do. Just when you thought 2018 shows a glimpse of more consistency from her. Sigh. And I do blame her for parting with Kamau.
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Re: Miami R3: T. Maria def. (4) Stephens 6-3, 6-2

One of the more inept performances I've ever seen from a top player.

Unable to handle Maria's mighty barrage of defensive slices to the middle of the court.

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Re: Miami R3: T. Maria def. (4) Stephens 6-3, 6-2

against someone as basic as maria. seriously?


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against someone as basic as maria. seriously?
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Whenever she loses I read she is lazy like discrediting her opponent win. She lost fair and square .
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Sloane is so annoying. If defending 1000 points doesn't motivate you, what will?

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Re: Miami R3: T. Maria def. (4) Stephens 6-3, 6-2

I had a feeling about this match, which is why I kept watching it until like two a.m., as it was pretty hilarious. I still thought Sloane will somehow get herself out of the hole in the end anyway though, I mean... I do have to wonder how will her final defense go at FO, she has had a way too low amount of matches lately, lacks finesse and experience to pull her through and win ugly. Might not be a bad idea to find form at one of the smaller tournaments before Stüttgart rolls around.

Big congrats to Tadde though, this is one of the wins that gives players confidence. Fact is, Sloane didn't have an answer for anything she was doing, not only because she was playing so badly, but also because Maria came up with a good tactic against her, too

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Whenever she loses I read she is lazy like discrediting her opponent win. She lost fair and square .
Why is it so offensive to people that Sloane's reasons for losses are often different to other players?

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Re: Miami R3: T. Maria def. (4) Stephens 6-3, 6-2

Tadde casually cruising through her draw here..
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Re: Miami R3: T. Maria def. (4) Stephens 6-3, 6-2

Pathetic loss
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Truly pathetic and unacceptable from Sloane.


This would never have happened if Kamau Murray was still her coach.

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Re: Miami R3: T. Maria def. (4) Stephens 6-3, 6-2

Isn't is the best win of Tatjana Maria career so far?
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