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Fed Cup: Barty def. Kustyok 62 63; Kichenok def. Gavrilova 46 62 63

It comes down to the doubles rubber :tears:
 

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Re: Fed Cup: Barty def. Kustyok 62 63; Kichenok def. Gavrilova 46 62 63

Picking grass was their undoing. Dasha simply cannot play on the stuff. Good thing they have Barty/Dellacqua.
 

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Re: Fed Cup: Barty def. Kustyok 62 63; Kichenok def. Gavrilova 46 62 63

Ew nothing this double-match-in-the-title threads bro.
 

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Re: Fed Cup: Barty def. Kustyok 62 63; Kichenok def. Gavrilova 46 62 63

Kichenok is so hot

They are not concerned about Gav. This tie was designed for Barty to win three matches
 

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Woeful form aside, she's crying before the match is even over, destroys a racquet on a grass court, and bounces around like a rabbit on crack whenever she wins a point even if it's just an unforced error from her opponent. She is quite literally an embarrassment to watch, and I refuse to stan her anymore until she demonstrates some actual fucking maturity.

 

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Re: Fed Cup: Barty def. Kustyok 62 63; Kichenok def. Gavrilova 46 62 63

Picking grass was their undoing. Dasha simply cannot play on the stuff.
precisely. Had they chosen hard court, Kichenok might have pushed Dasha still but she'd be able to use her game more. Today Dasha was literally neutered, even worse than against Marta, the sharp CC angles she likes to use wasn't there, and her BH was just waiting to break down every 2-3 shots. Her ROS was particularly appalling, 1/12 in BPs, and a lot of cheap return errors which became very predictable, Marta just needed to hit the first serve and hit to the BH to get out of trouble. Rarely saw any extended rallies. She really had nothing to hurt Kichenok with in general, which is very sad considering Kichenok is a doubles specialist.

Frankly appalled with Dasha's performances but a lot of it had to do with lack of surface confidence, at least use a proper grass court, not some cheap imports :rolleyes:

Gavrilova on grass is even worse than Kerber on clay.
although her Birmingham QF match against Safarova was good but that was a real grass court :spit:
 

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Re: Fed Cup: Barty def. Kustyok 62 63; Kichenok def. Gavrilova 46 62 63

Dasha G. really lost to one of the Kichenok twins :eek: Wow, that's shockingly tragic from her.

And I disagree that she's bad on grass. She's pushed Kerber and Safarova to three sets on grass before, and has also beaten Giorgi (who is a great grass player) on the surface. She's just tragic when under pressure. But yeah, wow :eek: These are the kind of losses that can kill a career.
 
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Re: Fed Cup: Barty def. Kustyok 62 63; Kichenok def. Gavrilova 46 62 63

Hahaha that loss was soul crushing for Dasha, losing to a player who is unranked in singles cant get any sweeter then that #Karmaforbeingabrat :drool:

Cmon Ash/Casey put this tie to bed
 

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Re: Fed Cup: Barty def. Kustyok 62 63; Kichenok def. Gavrilova 46 62 63

it was basically grass turf they laid over 3 weeks in advance. i.e 'portable' grass. I know they do that for a lot of courts but grass in particular gets worn out quick, the stuff they use for grass season are generally better maintained in general. This kind of grass has very awkward bounces and often kills the ball on contact.
 

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Woeful form aside, she's crying before the match is even over, destroys a racquet on a grass court, and bounces around like a rabbit on crack whenever she wins a point even if it's just an unforced error from her opponent. She is quite literally an embarrassment to watch, and I refuse to stan her anymore until she demonstrates some actual fucking maturity.

Funny how you just realised this now after stanning her for a few years :spit: She's always been like this...
 

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Woeful form aside, she's crying before the match is even over, destroys a racquet on a grass court, and bounces around like a rabbit on crack whenever she wins a point even if it's just an unforced error from her opponent. She is quite literally an embarrassment to watch, and I refuse to stan her anymore until she demonstrates some actual fucking maturity.

I've remarked that I've never really gotten too upset over a Dasha loss before because she has some qualities that make her still worth viewing and even humorous to watch regardless of the outcome, but yeah these last few matches have severely tried my patience with her, where she's just so painful and lifeless to watch, and crumbles into a shell. There was nothing of the old wily Dasha. Today, she was utterly powerless, I can barely remember rallies where she took control with her FH or moved Kichenok around the court and every BH and second serve looked worse than me playing the last few blocks of jenga. I hope it's just a small phase and that she will find some confidence back on hard court and especially on clay, but it's not been good since after the US Open. I will have to agree her current level is not even top 50 anymore, that would even be a compliment to say she was still top 50 playing material. :tape:
 

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Re: Fed Cup: Barty def. Kustyok 62 63; Kichenok def. Gavrilova 46 62 63

Gavrilova's main problem was the high bouncing serves she couldn't retrieve. The girl used it effectively. Serve bouncing so high Gavrilova can only try to push it up, with no control.
That girl is smart. She knew Gavrilova had problem with those serves so she kept going for them. :)
 

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Re: Fed Cup: Barty def. Kustyok 62 63; Kichenok def. Gavrilova 46 62 63

Daria is the cheap imports :happy:
Where would the world be without import, cheap or not? Look at the make of the cars on the roads. Look at your TV, cellphones, shoes, watches, shoes, etc,etc.
 

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Re: Fed Cup: Barty def. Kustyok 62 63; Kichenok def. Gavrilova 46 62 63

Gavrilova's main problem was the high bouncing serves she couldn't retrieve. The girl used it effectively. Serve bouncing so high Gavrilova can only try to push it up, with no control.
That girl is smart. She knew Gavrilova had problem with those serves so she kept going for them. :)
yeah she did a good job especially set 2 and 3. End of first set I remember a game Kichenok kept DFing on the deuce side and then hit the first serve wide on the ad side, worked everytime to get her out of trouble, Dasha could not get the return back into play on the BH wing 5 straight times even though she knew it was coming. Her ROS can be susceptible there but it never been this bad I guess unlike HC, the grass lets the serve shoot off the surface, and Dasha's overall timing was just so off on that wing today, hence the high success rate whenever Kichenok served there. A commentator remarked that Dasha needs to add a chipped single handed BH return to her repertoire and I so agree with that, it would have helped to at least get into the pt.
 
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