Sam Stosur Cheering Thread - Page 101 - TennisForum.com
 730Likes
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1501 of 2857 (permalink) Old Jun 12th, 2017, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 11,889
                     
Re: Sam's French Clay Connection

Quote:
Originally Posted by stromatolite View Post
If Sam's hand is still bothering her she should skip the grass season, but I'd still be sad if she wasn't at Wimbledon. Despite her poor results there I think she genuinely loves coming to Wimby every year, just for the pomp and circumstance of the whole thing
Yeah, and I think that's why the temptation would be great to play and take part even against Doctors orders.. Not to mention her desire to please fans, Aussie supporters, and even other players like Zhang, who would probably try to persuade her to play doubles. Sam will have to resist temptation and the need to please others if her hand is not 100% and she wants to be fit and not struggle for almost a year as she did with this shoulder injury she insisted playing with. Sam is 33 years old and needs to use her time very, very wisely.
N/E1Four10/S? is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #1502 of 2857 (permalink) Old Jun 12th, 2017, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 11,889
                     
Re: Sam's French Clay Connection

I found this article from June 2009, after Sam's RG Semi-Final, which was a good throw-back (though it's not Thursday lol) to look at what Sam was doing now 8 years ago as she hit the Top 20 for the first time. Some interesting information in there that I didn't know either.. and some of the usual nonsense draws such as drawing Wozniacki at Eastbourne R1 (first time of 3 I think).

No Cookies | Daily Telegraph
stromatolite likes this.
N/E1Four10/S? is online now  
post #1503 of 2857 (permalink) Old Jun 12th, 2017, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 11,889
                     
Re: Sam's French Clay Connection

By the way, this is the entry list for Gstaad - not to bad with Bacsinszky, Bertens and Garcia probably being the biggest threats but would be seeded for a SF at least. There are a couple of tough clay court players though who Sam would not have met yet, like Golubic, and Sramkova, and players like Witthoeft and Barthel can be unpredictable, but lots of easier players to draw too like Rodina, SST, BMS, Krunic..

Quote:
21 Caroline Garcia FRA Mallorca Wimbledon Gstaad
22 Timea Bacsinszky SUI Eastbourne Wimbledon Gstaad
27 Kiki Bertens NED Mallorca Eastbourne Wimbledon Gstaad
34 Samantha Stosur AUS Eastbourne Wimbledon Gstaad
48 Mona Barthel GER Mallorca Eastbourne Alt#6
Eastbourne Q Wimbledon Gstaad
49 Anett Kontaveit EST Mallorca Eastbourne Alt#11
Eastbourne Q Wimbledon Gstaad
55 Johanna Larsson SWE Wimbledon Gstaad
66 Carina Witthoeft GER Mallorca Alt#10
Mallorca Q Wimbledon Gstaad
69 Viktorija Golubic SUI Wimbledon Gstaad
80 Evgeniya Rodina RUS Eastbourne Alt#20 Wimbledon Gstaad
96 Sara Sorribes Tormo ESP Mallorca Alt#11
Mallorca Q Eastbourne Alt#22
Eastbourne Q Alt#1 Wimbledon Gstaad
97 Bethanie Mattek-Sands USA Mallorca Alt#28
Mallorca Q Wimbledon Alt#10
Wimbledon Q Gstaad
98 Maria Sakkari GRE Mallorca Alt#19 Eastbourne Alt#32 Wimbledon Gstaad
101 Aleksandra Krunic SRB Birmingham Alt#21 Wimbledon Alt#16
Wimbledon Q Gstaad
108 Irina Khromacheva RUS Mallorca Alt#17 Wimbledon Gstaad
118 Patricia Maria Tig ROU Birmingham Alt#19 Wimbledon Alt#13
Wimbledon Q Gstaad
125 Tamara Korpatsch GER Birmingham Alt#23
Birmingham Q Wimbledon Alt#24
Wimbledon Q Gstaad
128 Rebecca Sramkova SVK Mallorca Alt#25 Wimbledon Alt#20
Wimbledon Q Gstaad
142 Viktoriya Tomova BUL Birmingham Alt#22 Eastbourne Alt#42 Wimbledon Alt#28
Wimbledon Q Gstaad
144 Nina Stojanovic SRB Wimbledon Alt#17
Wimbledon Q Gstaad
163 Louisa Chirico USA Mallorca Q Wimbledon Alt#21
Wimbledon Q Gstaad
Lol, you can see I am avoiding the Grass Season!
N/E1Four10/S? is online now  
 
post #1504 of 2857 (permalink) Old Jun 13th, 2017, 01:23 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 170
                     
Re: Sam's French Clay Connection

Transcripts all of Sam's pressers from Roland Garros 2017

ASAP Sports Transcripts - Tennis - Player: Samantha Stosur
N/E1Four10/S? likes this.
Aah102879 is offline  
post #1505 of 2857 (permalink) Old Jun 13th, 2017, 03:17 AM
Senior Member
 
redpinkboxes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 2,745
                     
Re: Sam's French Clay Connection

Hi guys. Sorry for no reply during last 2 weeks. Didn't want to jynx Roland Garros chances.

About RG loss: Sad Sam loss so early in the slam but I'm feeling better now knowing she loss to the champion. Ostapenko was playing well throughout the match that I saw against Sam, so I knew she had a chance and she took her chances. Sam looked about 80% that day so I knew things were turning and flipping around really quick. I wouldn't be too disappointed in Sam's loss seeing how she almost loss steam towards the end but hang out (perhaps its the pre-tournament jynx. I don't even know)

Anyways I'm looking forward to the grass season (surprisingly) so hopefully we see Sam debut in Wimbledon R4 atleast or win Eastbourne (hahahahah)

Keep strong Sam fans.
SilverPersian likes this.

Samantha Stosur 2018!

Samantha Stosur - Ashleigh Barty - Casey Dellacqua - Daria Gavrilova
Nick Kyrgios - Jordan Thompson - Thanasi Kokkinakis - Alex De Minaur

Shortcut Links: SAMANTHA STOSUR | ASHLEIGH BARTY
redpinkboxes is offline  
post #1506 of 2857 (permalink) Old Jun 13th, 2017, 03:49 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 2,649
                     
Re: Sam's French Clay Connection

Depending on how the hand pulls up i would say Skip eastbourne and maybe just play Wimbledon, shes onlu got a R2 to defend in this small grass season so no real stress see how she holds up it will be about 4 weeks form when she lost to wimbledon R1
azbang is offline  
post #1507 of 2857 (permalink) Old Jun 13th, 2017, 07:47 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 11,889
                     
Re: Sam's French Clay Connection

Quote:
Originally Posted by kakashi View Post
Hi guys. Sorry for no reply during last 2 weeks. Didn't want to jynx Roland Garros chances.

About RG loss: Sad Sam loss so early in the slam but I'm feeling better now knowing she loss to the champion. Ostapenko was playing well throughout the match that I saw against Sam, so I knew she had a chance and she took her chances. Sam looked about 80% that day so I knew things were turning and flipping around really quick. I wouldn't be too disappointed in Sam's loss seeing how she almost loss steam towards the end but hang out (perhaps its the pre-tournament jynx. I don't even know)

Anyways I'm looking forward to the grass season (surprisingly) so hopefully we see Sam debut in Wimbledon R4 atleast or win Eastbourne (hahahahah)

Keep strong Sam fans.
I doubt she will play. That hand brace from the muscle she tore in her hand looked rather ominous. I'm sure she did big damage to her hand playing through the end of set 1, and trying to compete for set 2 & 3 clearly in great pain. If she does play (and I REALLY hope it's not while still having the injury) I wouldn't have any expectations for grass season. Rather come back for Gstaadt and Bastad clay tournaments after the Grass season. As I said, I don't see how she can play Grass season with that injured hand.
N/E1Four10/S? is online now  
post #1508 of 2857 (permalink) Old Jun 13th, 2017, 07:57 AM
Senior Member
 
stromatolite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 33,504
                     
Re: Sam's French Clay Connection

Just out of curiosity for the case that she does play on grass: from memory she normally tries to flatten her strokes a bit on grass, so I guess that means (among other things?) a bit less topspin. Would that be easier on her hand with an injury like this, or would the required adjustment actually put more strain on it?

Info for any Stosur fans (or other TF orphans) who are having trouble getting back onto TF after the recent change in password rules:

https://www.tennisforum.com/71593185-post1.html
stromatolite is offline  
post #1509 of 2857 (permalink) Old Jun 13th, 2017, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 11,889
                     
Re: Sam's French Clay Connection

Quote:
Originally Posted by stromatolite View Post
Just out of curiosity for the case that she does play on grass: from memory she normally tries to flatten her strokes a bit on grass, so I guess that means (among other things?) a bit less topspin. Would that be easier on her hand with an injury like this, or would the required adjustment actually put more strain on it?
Do you know if she changes her grip from the Extreme grip? Maybe if she used a semi-western grip for the Grass it would be much lighter. But she's still going to have to deal with the impact on her hand, of her opponents balls coming at her, which will be worse on grass. Overall I think it will be easier if she uses a semi-western grip, but really is not going to make any difference at all to messing up her hand in the long term if she is playing with an injured hand really. I also don't think it's easy to just change your grip. I've never been able to change mine. I'm sure she can as she is 1 Million times more talented than me, but it may mess up her timing here and at the clay tournaments.
N/E1Four10/S? is online now  
post #1510 of 2857 (permalink) Old Jun 13th, 2017, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 11,889
                     
Re: Sam's French Clay Connection

Quote:
Originally Posted by stromatolite View Post
Just out of curiosity for the case that she does play on grass: from memory she normally tries to flatten her strokes a bit on grass, so I guess that means (among other things?) a bit less topspin. Would that be easier on her hand with an injury like this, or would the required adjustment actually put more strain on it?
Watching this video, I suspect Sam could very possibly change her grip up from Extreme Western/ Western to something closer to Semi-Western. This coach on the video changes to Western without too many problems, a shank here and there. He also explains pros and cons, especially on the low ball (which is a big, BIG reason why Sam also struggles on the low bouncing surfaces like grass, China and the Australian Open).. and the physical toll it takes. I personally use an Eastern grip, and especially due to a very serious past wrist injury, I actually can't change my grip towards Western. Perhaps it's easier the other way around.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4pqnKNyaBkU

And this video is how to drive flat shots without changing from the Western Grip...But that will help for shots to put away closer to the net, but it won't help for getting under the very low ball.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nJ_kRQOEdSs

These coaches change quite easily between grips.. just one half shank at the starts.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HvKZXUugm88
stromatolite likes this.

Last edited by N/E1Four10/S?; Jun 13th, 2017 at 09:36 PM.
N/E1Four10/S? is online now  
post #1511 of 2857 (permalink) Old Jun 13th, 2017, 10:08 PM
Senior Member
 
stromatolite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 33,504
                     
Re: Sam's French Clay Connection

^^ Thanks R, this is all seriously above my pay grade, but I love reading your analyses of things like this
N/E1Four10/S? likes this.

Info for any Stosur fans (or other TF orphans) who are having trouble getting back onto TF after the recent change in password rules:

https://www.tennisforum.com/71593185-post1.html
stromatolite is offline  
post #1512 of 2857 (permalink) Old Jun 14th, 2017, 09:44 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 11,889
                     
Re: Sam's French Clay Connection

Quote:
Originally Posted by stromatolite View Post
^^ Thanks R, this is all seriously above my pay grade, but I love reading your analyses of things like this
Thanks, J and I love analysing where it involves what I am passionate about! I must admit, I get a bit carried away when it involves those things I am passionate about!
stromatolite likes this.
N/E1Four10/S? is online now  
post #1513 of 2857 (permalink) Old Jun 15th, 2017, 01:55 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 170
                     
Re: Sam's French Clay Connection

Sam and what she would get her Dad for father's day.


WTA stars serve up the perfect Father's Day gifts | WTA Tennis
stromatolite likes this.
Aah102879 is offline  
post #1514 of 2857 (permalink) Old Jun 15th, 2017, 08:55 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 2,649
                     
Re: Sam's French Clay Connection

Its official Sam is out of Wimbledon
azbang is offline  
post #1515 of 2857 (permalink) Old Jun 15th, 2017, 08:57 AM
Shovel Yourself Out Of The Shit
 
SilverPersian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 24,893
                     
Re: Sam's French Clay Connection

Sigh

Rest up Sammy

Samantha Stosur

Svetlana Kuznetsova|Francesca Schiavone|Zhang Shuai|Sloane Stephens|Ashleigh Barty|Vera Zvonareva
Andy Murray|Stanislas Wawrinka|Dominic Thiem|Juan Martin Del Potro|Thanasi Kokkinakis
SilverPersian 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










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



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