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post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old Jun 24th, 2019, 06:19 PM
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Re: Eastbourne R1: Ostapenko d. Buzarnescu 6-4 6-4

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I think she’ll win in straights as well. Sloane used to be really good on grass, but her serve had more pop and she was fitter.

Although, 2016 and 2017 - she was injured or just coming back from injury. 2018 - she arrived on grass the Friday prior to Wimbledon <img src="https://www.tennisforum.com/images/smilies/laugh.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Laugh Out Loud" class="inlineimg" />
I don't think she's bad on grass either - yes her FH swing is probably a bit too wide for low-bouncing, skid-ey surfaces, but she used to move very well on grass a coupe of years ago, had a decent chipped ROS that could start return games off in neutral, and like you said, she used to serve more aggressively too which helped her control service games.

I still think she could have a good run at Wimbledon if she works her way into the draw, but I don't expect much from this match unless Osta plays like shite.

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I don't think she's bad on grass either - yes her FH swing is probably a bit too wide for low-bouncing, skid-ey surfaces, but she used to move very well on grass a coupe of years ago, had a decent chipped ROS that could start return games off in neutral, and like you said, she used to serve more aggressively too which helped her control service games.

I still think she could have a good run at Wimbledon if she works her way into the draw, but I don't expect much from this match unless Osta plays like shite.
Yeah, her FH is so versatile, though. I think I remember her shortening the swing and flattening her shots out when she was going far in grass events a few years back.

I’ll be interested to see what game plan she goes for tomorrow since any passivity will get her destroyed
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Re: Eastbourne R1: Ostapenko d. Buzarnescu 6-4 6-4

I feel like Ostabuz happens more times than it should (kind of like Kerber/Muchova).
I saw part of this match when Dr. Buz was up in the second and I turned around and it was over.
Ostapenko is definitely having a better time on grass after having a pretty bad year.
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Re: Eastbourne R1: Ostapenko d. Buzarnescu 6-4 6-4

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Aha, Buzarnescu is Murray's secret mixed doubles partner then?
Sorry, I meant Penko.
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Re: Eastbourne R1: Ostapenko d. Buzarnescu 6-4 6-4

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I canít decide if the match against Sloane will be a thriller or an error-filled mess.
The two are not mutually exclusive

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