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Stay mentally focussed 2 18.18%
Keep the ball deep 4 36.36%
Riskier first serve 2 18.18%
Riskier second serve 0 0%
Serve and Volley 1 9.09%
Approach the net more often 3 27.27%
Bring Vera into the net 1 9.09%
Pray for bad weather 1 9.09%
Wear a dress 4 36.36%
Other (please specify) 3 27.27%
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If you were Marina Erakovic's coach, what advice would you give her

If you were Marina Erakovic's coach, what advice would you give her for her match tomorrow against the top seed Vera Zvonareva

1. "Stay Mentally Focused, do not act like a cry baby (leave that title for Bepa)"
2. "Hit the ball as deep as you can during ralleys, even if it means causing the odd unforced error"
3. "You serve is great but time to take it up a bit. Take more risks on the first serve, aim for more aces"
4. "You did great today keeping the double faults down, but you didn't win a large amount of your 2nd serve points. Take more risks on the second serve"
5. "Your serves great, your volleys are stunning! Try more Serve and Volleys"
6. "Own the net"
7. "Vera isn't the best player at the net, time to bring her forward with more dropshots"
8. "The weather looks good tomorrow...pray for rain"
9. "You are now forbidden to wear those shorts! Tyra Banks couldn't look hot in those!"
10. "[please specify]"

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Re: If you were Marina Erakovic's coach, what advice would you give her

Be confident and approach the net more often. Don't be afraid to get passed at the net
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Don't show up for your next match, it will leave you emotionally shaken.

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Make Vera mad...it's not that hard
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Make Vera mad...it's not that hard

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Re: If you were Marina Erakovic's coach, what advice would you give her

I would tell her to look back at all the great achievements of other New Zealand women on the WTA tour for inspiration

jokes. don't get mad at me. i'm happy for Erakovic that she's put in a good show in her home tournament.
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I would tell her to look back at all the great achievements of other New Zealand women on the WTA tour for inspiration

jokes. don't get mad at me. i'm happy for Erakovic that she's put in a good show in her home tournament.
We have had a top 20 player before who reached the semi's of the Australian Open

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Re: If you were Marina Erakovic's coach, what advice would you give her

Just stay mentally focused on winning every point you can. Don't allow thoughts of the loss of one point to lead to the loss of another point. Enjoy the match. Compete hard and don't put pressure on yourself. Remember you are not expected to win but you are playing well and this is a good opportunity to demostrate that to everyone. Win or lose, the goal of this match is to show you can compete with top 20 standard players.

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Re: If you were Marina Erakovic's coach, what advice would you give her

She hasn't been in enough main draws for me to know her game sufficiently to comment on it.

The first two points are both givens. If she's just been rolling her first serve in, then she should go for it a bit more, but nothing too drastic. Main thing is to stay strong and expect anything, she needs to be willing to accept a win, or a rough defeat.

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She hasn't been in enough main draws for me to know her game sufficiently to comment on it.

The first two points are both givens. If she's just been rolling her first serve in, then she should go for it a bit more, but nothing too drastic. Main thing is to stay strong and expect anything, she needs to be willing to accept a win, or a rough defeat.
Her first serve hasn't exactly been 'just rolling in' (she probably had a 190kph serve somewhere in there, the rest would be high 170's).

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01. Buy a backhand.
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Stop simulating you're a good player since you won two matches in your country and play tennis
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Keep away from whacko's like KittyKing
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Stop simulating you're a good player since you won two matches in your country and play tennis

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Don't show up for your next match, it will leave you emotionally shaken.
She won it in a 3rd set tiebreak

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