Lets pay some respect to Simona Halep - Page 6 - TennisForum.com
 210Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #76 of 111 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 2019, 03:18 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: St. Louis
Posts: 57
                     
Re: Lets pay some respect to Simona Halep

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pureracket View Post
jinx thread.
Probably so. I mean, come on, if Serena serves well, forget about it. It's still her "era," after all. I just find the haters of Simona curious, that's all.
StumpSheldon is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #77 of 111 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 2019, 03:47 AM
Senior Member
 
Buitenzorg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Domain
Posts: 47,296
                     
Re: Lets pay some respect to Simona Halep

Quote:
Originally Posted by toxina90 View Post
Who did she beat though? This was her easiest draw yet
Go Check Wimbledon draw ignorant!
Buitenzorg is offline  
post #78 of 111 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 2019, 04:16 AM
Senior Member
 
Shifty-Eyed Dog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 29,718
                     
Re: Lets pay some respect to Simona Halep

If she makes it a competitive 3 set match, I'll pay respect to her.
Matt01, PLP and Ed Hominan like this.

"When the ship is sinking and you find yourself in a lifeboat, you don’t argue about where you want to go, you head for the nearest land. Further travel arrangements can wait until you’re back in civilization."
- Chris Truax
Shifty-Eyed Dog is offline  
 
post #79 of 111 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 2019, 09:36 AM
Senior Member
 
Matt01's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 16,431
                     
Re: Lets pay some respect to Simona Halep

Quote:
Originally Posted by StumpSheldon View Post
This is the "worst-ever era" of the WTA? Wonder how you come up with that. Let's assume that an "era" is defined by its top players. Under this premise, we might schematize the chronology around 1.) pre-WTA era; 2.) the Chrissie/Martina rivalry; 3.) the Steffi Graf/Monica Seles years; and 4) the Williams era. By this scheme, we're still in the Williams era; it's the "worst ever"?

LOL...the "Williams" era is long gone. And while I'm not the biggest fan of the Williams sisters, at least their era still somewhat had depth, quality and some interesting matches and rivalries.


Quote:
Originally Posted by gewa76 View Post
It would help if you had actual evidence of how "more consistent" players have performed in PMs and Tier I tournaments. For example, Clijsters had a lot of Tier I wins, but when she wasn't winning, she was often losing early.
Additionally, between 2001 and 2006, Clijsters reached the QF or better in 13 of 19 Slams, with 1 win and 4 runners-up. Actually quite comparable to Simona's 5-year run of QF+ 13 times in 23 Slams, 1 win, and 3 runners-up with 1 to be decided.

If you want to create a spreadsheet of top player results at Slams & Tier Is, be my guest. I have a feeling Simona's results would hold up pretty well.

I just shortly looked into Clijsters' career resume...the only times she lost in the 1st round of a Slam was in her first full year on the tour...compared to that Halep's resume and number of first round losses in Slams is a complete embarassment.

Azarenka - Stephens - Wozniacki - Muguruza - Pliskova - Martic - Stosur
Matt01 is online now  
post #80 of 111 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 2019, 09:48 AM
Senior Member
 
Molok's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,753
                     
Re: Lets pay some respect to Simona Halep

I have a lot of respect for this small Romanian girl. Humble, hardworking, modest ... gosh, she even made the chirurgical intervention to her body to perform better in her maiden sport. She developed her style on how to play against opponents with more power and better DNA. She works hard to be better than thousands of players who are trying to play tennis professionally and tens of thousands who would like to get into the stage to can even think about professional tennis carrier. The last sentence overall suits every TOP player, some people tend to laugh off, but they are the best of their generations in the competitive sport with a very wide base.

Petra Kvitova
Double champion of Wimbledon

Karo Pliskova Naomi Osaka Lucka Safarova Eka Makarova Qiang Wang Venus Williams

Simona Halep Angie Kerber Anett Kontaveit Mona Barthel Kiki Bertens Katka Siniakova
Molok is offline  
post #81 of 111 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 2019, 12:05 PM
Senior Member
 
gonzo79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 2,507
                     
Re: Lets pay some respect to Simona Halep

Simona is a good professional, respectful of the sport and of her opponents even when they don't deserve it, she is a sweet girl, works hard, doesn't talk much and has done the game of tennis a tone of good. Of course she has our respect. And if she wins tomorrow the exact opposite of what she is, she will do another great service to the wonderful game of tennis.
absolude likes this.
gonzo79 is offline  
post #82 of 111 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 2019, 12:13 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: florida
Posts: 25,017
                     
Re: Lets pay some respect to Simona Halep

Halep has trained for this match just like Serena as. Anything can happen in the Championship.

-one of those "bad" Williams fans that everyone keeps talking about


OFFICIAL BLACKSMITH OF THE ROYAL COURT

I don't mind straight people as long as they act gay in public!
Pureracket is offline  
post #83 of 111 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 2019, 12:21 PM
Rest in peace Bally
 
Juju Nostalgique's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Admiring Kimiko
Posts: 15,072
                     
Re: Lets pay some respect to Simona Halep

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mario101 View Post
Catherine Whitaker british journalist and tennis podcast presenter said when simona won her first slam. She never seen so many journalist be happy for a player. Said so many of them have been there for her failures and felt with her and when she won it was like party atmosphere in the press conference. That speaks a lot of what kind of person she is

Is that even a job?

Aliona Bolsova - Pride of Palafrugell
Paula Badosa & SaiSai Zheng & Garbiñe Muguruza & DR Collins & Bianca Andreescu
Qristina Wang & Genie Bouchard & Carol Zhao & Aryna Sabalenka & Naomi Osaka
Jamie Hampton & Sam Crawford
All-Time Favourites
~ Monica Seles & Justine Henin & Núria Llagostera & Li Na
Juju Nostalgique is online now  
post #84 of 111 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 2019, 12:32 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 478
                     
Re: Lets pay some respect to Simona Halep

Quote:
Originally Posted by Juju Nostalgique View Post
Is that even a job?
Looks like being a troll on TF is a full-time job instead...

----------------------------------------------------------

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mario101 View Post
your friends sounds like morons....get new friends
SimoSunshine is offline  
post #85 of 111 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 2019, 06:49 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 626
                     
Re: Lets pay some respect to Simona Halep

Quote:
Originally Posted by lima isai View Post
I have watched both and at that time Henin was my favourite, following tennis since the 90s. I also enjoyed the talent if Hingis.

Anyway, if you ask me Halep has more power than these players. Her power is underrated, see what Serena said about Halep and that was back in 2013 at Wimbledon.

In my opinion Halep is the strongest as generating power world no 1 of the last 2 decades, I would even say of the last 25 years. Some people in here don't know Halep very well and they are influencing maybe Halep's fans to believe she doesn't have power. She has less power than Venus, Sharapova and Pliskova, who are 20 cms taller. But still isn't far from them and can harm especially with the monstrous forehands. Regarding the backhand, it's more a shot of control, her backhand is so good that doesn't need to waste energy especially because she's not a stupid basher on backhand. Way before in the past we had players using fucking slicing.
Of course she has power. But if you look at the pace Henin created on her one sided backhand and her crosscourt forehands, I don't think Halep can reach that pace on a consistent basis. Not to mention I don't think Halep ranks even in the top 10 of hardest hitting players in the past 25 years.

Serena can hit much harder if she wants too, and she used to back in 2002-2003, but she added more and more topspin to her shots because she noticed it was more effective at creating angles and setting up offensive play. Hence why she was so much more succes in the later part of her career.

To say Halep isn't far from Venus, current Venus yes, but Peak Venus hit zingers every few balls that probably outdid Serena's pace.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Racketboi View Post
Barty won't pose a threat, her game is too weak on a power level, she'll get exposed just like Goerges.

Kvitova will probably flop against Konta, and Konta will flop against Strycova .
Racketboi is offline  
post #86 of 111 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 2019, 09:24 PM
Senior Member
 
Calutzu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 1,223
                     
Re: Lets pay some respect to Simona Halep

Quote:
Originally Posted by PovaBmachY View Post
I respect her fight. What she lacks in power, she makes up for in heart.
Well, Serena said about her that she's a little powerhouse.
It's not the power of her opponents shots that disturb her, it's the fact that she doesn't have time to get into position to hit the ball correctly. If the balls are coming to her with powerl but without good placement she doesn't have problems. And she can pack a punch too. A few years ago at AO, she was ranked on fifth place regarding the medium ball speed. On four was Sharapova with exactly the same medium ball speed.

" Non e umana, non e umana, granitica la Halep! "
Calutzu is offline  
post #87 of 111 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 2019, 09:41 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 419
                     
Re: Lets pay some respect to Simona Halep

11 of the last 12 Wimbledon finals has been won in straight sets, Serena/Aga in 2012.

Quote:
Originally Posted by lovemartinas View Post
First match back following a double grand slam and major coaching drama can be tricky, but Naomi manages to get probably the easiest second round match humanly possible in Dubai (Kiki Maldenovic). Naomi has to thank the Dubai organizers for granting a wild card to Fatma Al Nabhani in the main draw, which enabled Kiki to actually post a win in a WTA singles event. This is great for Naomi, Kiki, and Al Nabhani (who should really be contesting club matches against Alexandra Stevenson), so everybody wins!
Mladenovic wins 63 63
Sliding Clayer is offline  
post #88 of 111 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 2019, 10:51 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Mario101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 15,040
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by Molok View Post
I have a lot of respect for this small Romanian girl. Humble, hardworking, modest ... gosh, she even made the chirurgical intervention to her body to perform better in her maiden sport. She developed her style on how to play against opponents with more power and better DNA. She works hard to be better than thousands of players who are trying to play tennis professionally and tens of thousands who would like to get into the stage to can even think about professional tennis carrier. The last sentence overall suits every TOP player, some people tend to laugh off, but they are the best of their generations in the competitive sport with a very wide base.
When i made this thread I was thinking of this. Some people cant see the bigger picture and everything is result orientated. I wanted to pay respect to her fighting spirit, the competitiveness she brought over the years. I said she was small girl and people only look at height and compare her to henin and bartly. Those girls are built completely different physically and are naturally blessed with more power. She hasnt left top 10 since she entered 6 years ago. This is the 5th slam final. She made semis in all slams and finals in 3 slams. The consistency deserve respect
absolude and ziggy2shus3 like this.
Mario101 is online now  
post #89 of 111 (permalink) Old Jul 13th, 2019, 02:15 PM
Senior Member
 
iGOAT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Team Vika
Posts: 30,317
                     
Re: Lets pay some respect to Simona Halep

Well I earned a new level of respect for Simona after Australian Open 2018, but today was simply stunning . What a player and what heart.

My number one: Victoria Azarenka

ATP: Novak Djoković

Crazy Frenchies: Gilles Simon Alizé Cornet
iGOAT is offline  
post #90 of 111 (permalink) Old Jul 13th, 2019, 02:18 PM
Junior Member
 
BajinThePimp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 28
                     
Re: Lets pay some respect to Simona Halep



HATERS GONNA HATE
PLP likes this.
BajinThePimp is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in













Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome