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This is why i asked a few weeks ago if she’s ever actually gone into detail about her recovery/struggle after the Svitolina injury.

She was so good at making balls, staying in the point and switching from defence to attack in rallies.

She’s currently a shadow of her former self....
 

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Obviously it's not about the injury itself. A rolled ankle is like the most common injury in this sport, she recovered from that in a matter of weeks. I do think she was very unlucky with some dreadful draws when she came back "fresh" at the beginning of this season and she was very quickly in a slump. Surely that was a big blow mentally, she started panicking given all the points she was defending, things started to snowball and here we are today with Mihaela out of top100.

Well, at least now she can stop thinking about having to defend any points and hopefully focus on just playing.
 

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Obviously it's not about the injury itself. A rolled ankle is like the most common injury in this sport, she recovered from that in a matter of weeks. I do think she was very unlucky with some dreadful draws when she came back "fresh" at the beginning of this season and she was very quickly in a slump. Surely that was a big blow mentally, she started panicking given all the points she was defending, things started to snowball and here we are today with Mihaela out of top100.

Well, at least now she can stop thinking about having to defend any points and hopefully focus on just playing.
Sorry it's all on the injury. I mean, since that injury she hasn't been half of what she was before, She loses to everyone these days. She looks slower, not comfortable.

This got to be the saddess injury in tennis...it derailed such a beautiful tennis machine.
 

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Sorry it's all on the injury. I mean, since that injury she hasn't been half of what she was before, She loses to everyone these days. She looks slower, not comfortable.

This got to be the saddess injury in tennis...it derailed such a beautiful tennis machine.
Yeah, agree. Looks very slow compared to her peak and is making way too many uncharacteristic errors.

Something just isn't right.
 

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I read comment somewhere suggesting that Buzz had a facial plastic surgery procedure a few months ago.

Or possible botox injections

Could it be true ? @Haihui
 

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I have not read anything (including such comments) but I think it's pretty obvious she had something done. Since she did make some good money last year, I don't think it's anything unusual. She also did some fashion shoots, like pictorials and such, maybe it's related but yeah, it's not like it's something major, maybe just some botox or whatever :shrug:

Also wanted to share some interviews she did before USO... the first one especially, it's probably the most detailed she ever gave about her career/life (and as you know she gave A LOT :lol:):




 

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R1 vs Petkovic


Andrea played strong tennis (surprised me), but Mihaela again far from her best tennis :sad:
The consistency is gone, her strokes look softer now, power is gone, movement and confidence are gone.
Sadly the injury destroyed all her form and momentum. She has never been the same since.
 
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Her ranking will only allow her to enter ITFs and weak MMs from now on. Let's see if she'll be able to find some form again by playing weaker opposition and maybe tying some wins together, but I'm afraid that her singles career is done.
 

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^was this like the first time this year that she won 3 matches in a row?

I haven't seen today's match to know why/how she lost... I'd like to think that at some level she was preserving energy for the bigger tournaments coming, but I somehow doubt. In either case, 3 consecutive wins is a great accomplishment given the rest of the year.
 

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^was this like the first time this year that she won 3 matches in a row?

I haven't seen today's match to know why/how she lost... I'd like to think that at some level she was preserving energy for the bigger tournaments coming, but I somehow doubt. In either case, 3 consecutive wins is a great accomplishment given the rest of the year.
I stopped watching after Nao stormed back to win the second set, but to me it looked like a combination of Hibino lifting her own level and Miki making a few more UE's, maybe due to the hot conditions that didn't seem to help.
 

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I was expecting this would make much more headlines but she just blurted out on a tv show that she did sue the WTA after her big injury in Montreal :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: It will take years but hopefully she can get the damages she deserves for the gross negligence by the WTA employees that caused her injury.

@MalJackson she also talked about the injuries she had this year and revealed she had big problems with her shoulder this year, even was in talks to have surgery but hopes she can do enough recovery during this off-season so that she can be ready for AUS Open.

Lengthy interview for radio: https://www.facebook.com/digifmradio/videos/735369946940532/

 

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I've been wondering what's been going on with Miki, and today she posted this:

http://instagr.am/p/B7neqVggWOp/
Miki herself said:
M-am intors pe teren si sunt mega entuziasmata! Pentru moment am voie sa folosesc doar mana dreapta si in curand voi incepe sa joc si cu mana stanga ?
Abia astept sa revin in competitie!

I’m back on court and I am super excited! I can only play with the right hand for the moment but soon I will start training with my left hand too ?
I can barely wait to be back in the game!
Sooo... ...wrist injury, was it perhaps? When did it happen, or was it one of those delay-surgery-until-the-off-season jobs?
 

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www.instagram.com/p/B86y09fA2OS/

“You get used to it once it becomes a habit. For me, I enjoyed discovering another side of myself, another personality. I like understanding more about the world, in order to share with others. I don’t think many people would think I would be where I am now, but my PhD in Sports Science has opened up new opportunities. Injuries are never easy to deal with, as it takes away from your tennis, but it gave me a chance to study. Many tennis players don’t ever have a chance to see the other side because of people around them. There is always an idea that school is something you can come back to if your tennis career doesn’t work out. They feel that if you just stay focused on only tennis that’s the way to succeed, but it’s not always true. With my education I have interacted with so many different people, on different levels, in so many different fields, that I would never have had without it. Through my education it has allowed me to believe in myself more than ever. I can only picture myself playing another four or five years on tour. It may seem funny but after it’s done I want to travel as much as I can for a year. People think that through tennis you get to see the world but you are spending most time on court or at hotel. Every once in a while you can sightsee on a day off but for the most part tennis players are very disciplined. We don’t have the luxury to lose track of time, or get lost at night, there is just so much more to see. For my last few years I truly hope to see a little change for women on tour. The atmosphere needs to improve in tennis. It seems that everything and everyone is too strict. I understand how important the competition is but these people are basically the same players we are with all year round. We see them more than we see our own families. If the atmosphere was a bit more chill and relaxing it would be more enjoyable for everyone. The idea that friendships should be made is lost on a lot of people. There are times where we all need to open up, whether it is serious or to just laugh with someone, and because of the atmosphere we do not feel comfortable. It will take some time but there is a need for change. It seems that the men have come further with relaxing and socializing while the woman make it harder. With an individual sport like tennis you are thrown into a world where it is only you and your team. You are influenced by what they say more than anyone else. With the environment changing I think we can all do better with speaking up for ourselves and saying what we need. You should consider your own thoughts before anyone else. I want to help kids in Romania have the opportunities I never had. Growing up we never had a club where we could improve on the court with coaches and of the court with a rehab clinic. Thankfully tennis has evolved to a place which is forcing growth.” Mihaela Buzărnescu (@miki.buzarnescu)
 

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