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Alright, Clay Season unfortunately ended in a very sad note, and feeling like a tragedy. But objectively, it was not that awful (even though it felt awful). She won Roma, and for most players, QF at RG is really not a disaster.

But enough of that. It's time to move on to pastures new (pun inteded), and the best part of the season starts now. This time Iga won't have a lot of expectations, and will be able to play more freely with less stress. What are your expectations and hopes?

I think given the lack of elite in form grass players (Kerber is old, so are PIronkova, Venus and Serena, Ostapenko is unreliable, Barty is still a question mark at slams, Muchova is always injured, etc etc), with a good draw she can have a decent result. It really only depends on the draw, so I won't make predictions until I see it.

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Andreescu is going to dominate on the grass. ...at least this year. With a lot of injuries to the top players, she will be able to take advantage of this. She has BIG power, and comes forward to put balls away, being aggressive. This taking time away from her opponents (along with a lethal topspin FH) should help on the lightning quick grass. Interested to see how she performs in Berlin as her health is not an issue, and she is VERY fresh (to say the least:rolleyes:).

With Halep and Barty? injured.....Osaka ..well who knows if she plays on grass, it is wide open. Iga will be a factor as she is just TOO good, Sabalenka and the other big hitters, are you listening Serena fans?...jus CANNOT be discounted on the grass. Interested to see what happens....but Bianca has every opportunity here to have a VERY BIG "grass season" of 2 (maybe 3) tournaments. Cheers.
 

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Iga's head coach, Piotr Sierzputowski, said Iga might skip pre-Wimbledon tournaments. She's going to practice on court in Michałówek aka the middle of nowhere (halfway between Łódź and Warsaw or Skierniewice and Łowicz).



It's beautiful, isn't it?

Andreescu is going to dominate on the grass. ...at least this year. [...]
No offense, but that sounds a bit like wishful thinking. I guess we'll see.
 

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Andreescu is going to dominate on the grass. ...at least this year. With a lot of injuries to the top players, she will be able to take advantage of this. She has BIG power, and comes forward to put balls away, being aggressive. This taking time away from her opponents (along with a lethal topspin FH) should help on the lightning quick grass. Interested to see how she performs in Berlin as her health is not an issue, and she is VERY fresh (to say the least:rolleyes:).

With Halep and Barty? injured.....Osaka ..well who knows if she plays on grass, it is wide open. Iga will be a factor as she is just TOO good, Sabalenka and the other big hitters, are you listening Serena fans?...jus CANNOT be discounted on the grass. Interested to see what happens....but Bianca has every opportunity here to have a VERY BIG "grass season" of 2 (maybe 3) tournaments. Cheers.
Bruh its Iga thread :oops:
 

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Iga's head coach, Piotr Sierzputowski, said Iga might skip pre-Wimbledon tournaments. She's going to practice on court in Michałówek aka the middle of nowhere (halfway between Łódź and Warsaw or Skierniewice and Łowicz).



It's beautiful, isn't it?


No offense, but that sounds a bit like wishful thinking. I guess we'll see.
Maybe it’s actually good to skip them. I love watching Iga play but a good preparation might be the right decision instead of 1/2 matches when she knows that she doesn’t feel too comfortable on grass. Work on serve, queen!
 

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I don't have high hopes for grass season, Iga's serve isn't there, and won't be in 2-3 weeks time, same for forehand. It's longer process to develop something satisfying. I guess 3R-4R would be great enough. I look forward to Olympics and USO - although yet again, 4R-QF is optimum for this year on big HC.
 

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Andreescu is going to dominate on the grass. ...at least this year. With a lot of injuries to the top players, she will be able to take advantage of this. She has BIG power, and comes forward to put balls away, being aggressive. This taking time away from her opponents (along with a lethal topspin FH) should help on the lightning quick grass. Interested to see how she performs in Berlin as her health is not an issue, and she is VERY fresh (to say the least:rolleyes:).

With Halep and Barty? injured.....Osaka ..well who knows if she plays on grass, it is wide open. Iga will be a factor as she is just TOO good, Sabalenka and the other big hitters, are you listening Serena fans?...jus CANNOT be discounted on the grass. Interested to see what happens....but Bianca has every opportunity here to have a VERY BIG "grass season" of 2 (maybe 3) tournaments. Cheers.
Mate, I like you but I think you got the forums wrong. If you want to discuss Bianca go to General Messages or Andreescu forum. Thanks.
 

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Iga's head coach, Piotr Sierzputowski, said Iga might skip pre-Wimbledon tournaments. She's going to practice on court in Michałówek aka the middle of nowhere (halfway between Łódź and Warsaw or Skierniewice and Łowicz).
Maybe it’s actually good to skip them. I love watching Iga play but a good preparation might be the right decision instead of 1/2 matches when she knows that she doesn’t feel too comfortable on grass. Work on serve, queen!
It's a tough decision.

On one hand Iga will need some rest after the gruelling clay season.

On another entering Wimbledon without any warmup events might be very risky and if she bumps into a dangerous floater she might lose very early.

I think Iga should definitely skip Berlin (hasn't she withdrawn yet) but Eastbourne is a question mark.

Unfortunately the break between Roland Garros and Wimbledon is one week shorter this year (due to RG postponement) which gives Iga (and all other players who went deep in RG) less time for recovery and grass preparation.
 
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She's been hinting on many occasions that for her Tokyo Olympics is more important than Wimbledon 2021 and she will be approaching this grass season as a learning opportunity. She's not defending almost any points on grass so every winning match will be a plus. Of course playing without any expectations will help her for sure but you just can't ignore some limitations. She's always struggling at fast courts and doesn't feel secure on grass so I wouldn't get my hopes up for any trophies, although 2nd week of Wimbledon is doable with right draw. Judging by her coach's words (before Sakkari match) they weren't sure how to approach pre Wimbledon with quarantine rules in UK but I think if she's about to play doubles final, she will withdraw from Berlin and make preparations in Poland. She definitely needs some rest so we will see if she'll play any tournament outside of Wimbledon, if she does 500 points from grass swing would be nice result.
 

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I have pretty low expectations. R3 would be an "OK" result for me. Anything more would be a bonus.

I think Iga's run this year at Wimbledon may be heavily draw dependant. If she gets a soft draw she may actually have a deep run and a QF is not impossible. But if she draws some dangerous floater who's a grass specialist then please tennis gods be with us (and with Iga).

BTW - does anyone know if Iga plans to play doubles during Wimbledon? I hope she doesn't.
 
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Andreescu is going to dominate on the grass. ...at least this year. With a lot of injuries to the top players, she will be able to take advantage of this. She has BIG power, and comes forward to put balls away, being aggressive. This taking time away from her opponents (along with a lethal topspin FH) should help on the lightning quick grass. Interested to see how she performs in Berlin as her health is not an issue, and she is VERY fresh (to say the least:rolleyes:).

With Halep and Barty? injured.....Osaka ..well who knows if she plays on grass, it is wide open. Iga will be a factor as she is just TOO good, Sabalenka and the other big hitters, are you listening Serena fans?...jus CANNOT be discounted on the grass. Interested to see what happens....but Bianca has every opportunity here to have a VERY BIG "grass season" of 2 (maybe 3) tournaments. Cheers.
why do you go to iga's subforum just to praise andreescu, she has her own subforum
 

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I wouldn't mind her skipping the whole grass wing before Wimbledon. Especially if she and BMS go onto the finals of RG.

To be honest, if Iga finds rhythm on her FH and her BH won't let her down as often as it does on grass, she can reach R4.

But R3 is the bare minimum and maximum at the same time, lol
 

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Her clay season isn't fully over yet... isn't it a bit early to open the thread?

On grass, there's really not much to hope this year. Her serve would remain even more a weakness, and she has no specific weapons for this surface. Not that much experience on it either, and skipping the warm-ups won't help. Maybe she'd even better hang with Naomi and prepare for Tokyo's hard courts together.

The only way she'd go deep would be to spray a few tons of herbicides over Wimbledon... once it becomes dirt, she may have opportunities. If someone has a few drones, it may be time to test if London's flak guns still work.
 
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