Kudermetova gifted this match and Iga said "TYSM", easy pickens, but she does look awfully comfortable on these courts, has to be one of the favourites to go all the way.
I didn't insult Iga. She was very solid and confident, but Martic and Kudermetova are not really the best opponents to gauge her level. Her path has still some strong players. We will say how she will handle Ostapenko who is still a tricky player. But yes, Indian Wells is a perfect place for her tennis.Ok. Shut up please.
Slow courts are not helping anyone, slow courts EXPOSE weak players.For sure the courts help her too.
Not at all, Nadal owned clay, Federer and Joker owned faster courts. Are you saying Federer and Joker are weaker than Nadal ?Slow courts are not helping anyone, slow courts EXPOSE weak players.
Slow courts demand perfect technique, stamina and consistency.
And Iga is the best on these courts.
Any idiot can get a Hammer racquet and play on fast surface, but they never win on slow surface.
Nadal won GS on every surface.Not at all, Nadal owned clay, Federer and Joker owned faster courts. Are you saying Federer and Joker are weaker than Nadal ?
its different, clay courts respond more to spin, and give more time to hit the shot as balls jump up, so heavy kick serves and heavy spin work well, and you have more time for a big take back in your technique. Good for Iga.
On a fast hard court, need shorter take back, and taking ball early and hitting flat is deadly. See USO, any match really. Not so good for Iga.
Its not easy for players to develop a good early take flat game and a heavy top spin kick serve game. Its one or the other most of the time and gives benefits depending on surface. To believe one is more skillful is just your bias.
Iga could win this, and Miami, and RG and other clay. I would not be voting for her to win USO or AO or wimbledon.
If someone actually said, you should be able to provide a quote from this thread. "For sure the courts help her too" doesn't count as most players have preferred surfaces and it's no indication of weakness.But my point is that saying someone being good on slow surface is a sign of weakness is totally wrong.
I flat out disagree. Tennis is a game of consistency with 65% of points won off errors at the elite level. The game is weighted against risky strategies. Think of the infuriating success rates of all the pushers at your club.Slower surfaces, such as clay, require a lot more skills, what you talking about modifying swing means that anyone can grab really stiff racquet and just block the ball, and this does not require any skills.
Her exact post on Facebook was: