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They say if it aint broke don't fix it, but damn something is obviously broken how long does it take to realize that?

Jennifer has played some good matches this year, and still come out the loser. I refuse to believe that her best is simply not good enough or in some Hingis hex. :confused: :confused:

Is it time to bring in some outside help? Could she take a page out of Venus' book, play FedCup, and benefit from some minor tinkering from BJK?
 

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I really don't see all that much wrong with Jenn's game. Her serve is a liability when it is off, but it does not hurt her a lot unless she plays Serena/Venus.

Her mental game needs more work then anything else. She came back from 1-4 in the first set against Kim, but couldn't in the third. She HAS to be so dissapointed in losing so many three setters this year and that IMO is still with her from the AO losing to Marlene. Jenn needs one win over a top player(preferably in three sets) to get back in gear.


P.S. She also needs to get someone besides Serena in her Quarters.
 

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You think? justine's scalp on a hardcourt is hardly something for Jennifer to write home about.
 

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I really don't see all that much wrong with Jenn's game. Her serve is a liability when it is off, but it does not hurt her a lot unless she plays Serena/Venus.

Her mental game needs more work then anything else. She came back from 1-4 in the first set against Kim, but couldn't in the third. She HAS to be so dissapointed in losing so many three setters this year and that IMO is still with her from the AO losing to Marlene. Jenn needs one win over a top player(preferably in three sets) to get back in gear.


P.S. She also needs to get someone besides Serena in her Quarters.
well there was no Serena in this tourney and she still lost...

what is the solution, folks?
 

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Nobody seems to be attacking my BJK tune-up. Hmmmm?


All seem to agree something is broken, or at the very least out of place.
 

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what Jen needs is for other people who act as if they understand her and her game inside out, to stop giving advice :p

So you're saying she should dump Steffano.....now there's a good place to start....how astute of you.
 

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Have you ever tried to convince a hard-headed Italian woman to listen to reason? I'm sure it's a short list of coaches who would make themselves available
 

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Honestly, Jen should reevaluate who on her team. She should be winning some of these tournaments. I can understand losing to Serena and Venus, but Kim and Chanda are two different players. And Jen has even lost a couple of times to Alex. Now while I like Alex, she is just not that good at all.

I think it is mental with her. It's so hard to keep up for Jen. The girls are not backing down. In the BOTW their were alot of upsets, because everyone is believing in their games. Jen needs to focus and get a win. Easier said than done though.
 

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yes, she did make the final. she's good at making finals. but she's still the tour's 'so close, yet so far' queen and Kim is right after her as far as grand slams.

Jen has made strides in her fitness, hiring a fitness trainer and she is able to hang in 3 setters for the first 3 games in the third but her mental toughness is about as strong as the elastic on a homeless man's briefs: practically non-existent.
 

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She needs to develop her game- it's too one-dimensional. The trouble with Jen, is that she may not have the talent to do this. Even if she gets better coaching- you can't teach someone how to think out there- she has always been a great striker of the ball, but the nuances and chess-match aspects of tennis are not what has ever won matches for her. She got to where she did through pounding the tar out of the ball. Unfortunately, there are 5-6 other players who can do this as well if not better, and most of them have alot more variety than Jen...
 

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From what I was reading she ventured to the net quite often in her match -v- Kim.
 

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Jennifer's game is not one dimentional. I was at the final on Sunday. She was able to step it up and mix up the pace, she even came to net more than ever before and put balls away. Her issue is MENTAL. She feels the pressure of not winning and she ran out of steam at the end of the match with kim. She even double faulted on match point.

Then she gets on the mic and tells people that she needs to hurry so she can catch her plane to San Diego.
 

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I don't think mixing it up would help Jen that much..she definatly did a little against Kim..sometimes took the pace off the ball and threw in some dropshots..but for the most part was unsuccessful.

She did try dropshots..but Kim is too fast though and she got burned. When she took the pace off Kim just kept the ball in play..she really had the most success doing what she does best..banging from the baseline.
 

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in my mind Jen is not the greatest vollier in the world. But watching her in the final i must say she should my be sneak in to the net a bit more when she plays Serena.
what could change if it doesnt work back to the drawing board
 
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