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Weak hands and core body strength. You can´t succeed in singles, if you cannot move and re-produce the same rally shots over and over, almost like a robot. Both lack the mental and physical ability to do that imho. Siniakova and Mladenovic have great hands and variety, but they simply have no idea what kind of (rally) shot will come off their racquets next. Not as much of a problem in doubles, maybe even a strength.
Yeah this is what gigi fernandez pin pointed as her reason for struggling in singles, she didn't get coached in her formative years to have stroke tolerance. An abundance of hand skills and great volleying, but you need baseline shot tolerance for singles
 

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Both are good in singles too that's why they can dominate the doubles circuit full of mediocre random players.
I don't wanna come across as rude but it was a shock for me to find out that Andreja Klepac is ranked #6 in doubles (I heard that from the commentator) when watching a match of her, that tennis was anything but what would spring to my mind when imagining 6th best female doubles player in the world, I thought I am watching a lower ranked journeywoman (I do not follow doubles closely). In the past more high ranked players in singles played doubles so it was more competitive I reckon. But granted for instance Anett Kontaveit in singles is not playing at the moment like she should per her ranking.
 

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Both have one groundstroke that is a lot better than the other
Mladenovic has a massive forehand and a very shaky backhand
While Siniakova has also by far a better backhand than forehand
And they are both really good at the net.

For their singles both have a weaker link that the opponents can take advantage of and mentally they are both a bit shaky let's say.
But who would have thought krejcikova would improve that much so who knows. Mladenovic was top 10 and is very dangerous on clay. Siniakova has pushed many players to tough matches. So i won't rule out completely some late success coming from them
 

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Both have one groundstroke that is a lot better than the other
Mladenovic has a massive forehand and a very shaky backhand
While Siniakova has also by far a better backhand than forehand
And they are both really good at the net.

For their singles both have a weaker link that the opponents can take advantage of and mentally they are both a bit shaky let's say.
But who would have thought krejcikova would improve that much so who knows. Mladenovic was top 10 and is very dangerous on clay. Siniakova has pushed many players to tough matches. So i won't rule out completely some late success coming from them
Mladenovic is very dangerous on clay? Any evidence of that?
 

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I don't wanna come across as rude but it was a shock for me to find out that Andreja Klepac is ranked #6 in doubles (I heard that from the commentator) when watching a match of her, that tennis was anything but what would spring to my mind when imagining 6th best female doubles player in the world, I thought I am watching a lower ranked journeywoman (I do not follow doubles closely). In the past more high ranked players in singles played doubles so it was more competitive I reckon. But granted for instance Anett Kontaveit in singles is not playing at the moment like she should per her ranking.
Yep, compared to the doubles specialists, Mladenovic and Siniakova are Federer :LOL:
 

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Mladenovic : Mentally weak, BH is completely liability, no proper coach, when she has a coach(becoz Ana Ivanovic dropped him for Sear(after she back to top 10 LOL)), she only use him for 1 season or less and fired him after(stupid as Ana), so she has her career high, she thought she could stay high, also outspoken way too cocky but went all the way low afterthat keep using Papa as her coach
Siniakova : not mentally as weak as Mladenovic but still weak, No weakness but No weapon, she can't outhit any top 100 in baseline, and she stay in baseline most of the time, its depend who hit more error
 
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I don't wanna come across as rude but it was a shock for me to find out that Andreja Klepac is ranked #6 in doubles (I heard that from the commentator) when watching a match of her, that tennis was anything but what would spring to my mind when imagining 6th best female doubles player in the world, I thought I am watching a lower ranked journeywoman (I do not follow doubles closely). In the past more high ranked players in singles played doubles so it was more competitive I reckon. But granted for instance Anett Kontaveit in singles is not playing at the moment like she should per her ranking.
i felt the same when watching liezel huber back in the day, unlike her partner cara black who seemed to give a more legit vibe
 
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You're ignorant here. Have you watched Siniakova play doubles, especially as of late? Without her playing amazingly well she'd not win Wimbledon doubles with Krejcikova which was flat-out mediocre.
Just becuase i have different opinion it means im ignorant. Grow up. Reported to mods
 

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Not sure if you're serious with this question. Did you see Kim in her comeback matches? She lost to Hsieh ffs.
i am jokung and the answer is: nobody wants to lose to an unranked (i dont want to start a discussion) not 100% player who is only playing for fun.
 

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I honestly think Siniakova might have focus problems. That is not unlike many tennis players but Siniakova seems to lose focus easily. Having someone on court with you like Krejcikova, that she has known for years, helps maintain that focus. Not to mention that they get to talk nearly every point which probably helps to maintain intensity and focus. A good piece of evidence that Siniakova is heavily reliant on comfort and focus for match success: her coach was not able to make Wimbledon in time, and Siniakova was upset by Chwalinska rather easily. Siniakova did not disclose the coaching situation until after her loss. Nevertheless, she's probably played around her peak level for a while. Hasn't won a WTA title since 2017 and there doesn't seem much room for improvement on the singles side.
 

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Mladenovic definitely shouldn't be considered a "bad" singles players if you look at her career holistically. She was a Top 20 singles player for nearly two years. She's fallen off badly now but there are plenty of examples of players whose service game was predicated upon more power who still were elite in doubles later on. Look at Sam Stosur. She looks basically ITF level in singles but just won GS Mixed Doubles. It's also relative since Stosur is a GS singles champion and her peak rank was 11 years ago vs Kiki's 4 years ago. Nevertheless, there are plenty of other examples to go around.

Also, I probably wouldn't even lump in Mlade and Siniakova in this conversation. The latter's peak rank (31) was nearly 4 years ago and there's not much to indicate she'll ever reclaim that level. Probably not a terrible tennis life to be a middling WTA singles player and a top 3 doubles player?
 

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Mladenovic is very dangerous on clay? Any evidence of that?
In 2017 the year where she entered top 10 she made most of her progress on clay:
Final in Stutgart
Final in Madrid
Qf in Roland Garros with the famous win over Muguruza

And if you are commenting on the "is" and not "was" yeah you're right it's been a while she didn't do anything special neither on clay and neither on another surface. But i think most of the posters who followed well her career would agree that clay is her best surface and where she is the most dangerous.
 
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