she was AMAZING in eastbourne-wimbledon 2012.... if only
Kapros literally had the worst serve the tour has ever seen. :lol:She must have had injuries. I always compared Paszek to Aniko Kapros who beat henin in Paris in 2002. Really good groundstrokes but couldnt stay healthy
Lol, learn to troll better. She already reached Wimbledon QF in 2011 and won 2 titles (including one at age 15) before her 2012 grass run. Also reached 2 consecutive GS R4 in 2007 at age 16 @ Wimbledon and USO.People give Genie a hard time because her results never matched the success she had in 2014 but Tamira Paszek who flunked for 2 tournaments in 2012 is getting, oh she is so good at grass.
Really good groundstrokes yes, but also both with dreadful serves and questionable movement. On their day they could produce some great shots and certainly injuries didn’t help, but I also think their weaknesses were glaring and people figured those out.She must have had injuries. I always compared Paszek to Aniko Kapros who beat henin in Paris in 2002. Really good groundstrokes but couldnt stay healthy
Exactly my assessment also. I have seen many girls like Paszek come and go, like Kapros and Larcher de Brito, they hit the tour, timing the ball very well but do not evolve much. They have good results and some exiting matches then stall rather quickly - they time the ball like a top 20 player, at least when the court is fast, and other parts of their game are not yet exposed. It all looks very nice but there is surprisingly little depth in their game.Kapros literally had the worst serve the tour has ever seen. :lol:
I honestly think that the game had already passed Paszek by before she was even 20, and post 2008, I think it was mix of slower average surface speeds, plus people figuring her significant flaws out which meant she pretty much did nothing off of grass for the majority of the latter part of her career.
Paszek was an excellent ball striker, but didn’t have overwhelming fire-power, and thus her groundies were mostly harmless on slower, higher-bouncing surfaces where she needed to create her own pace. She was also un-athletic, with an unreliable serve, and overall, she didn’t improve her game all that much from when she was 17.
Definitely a fun player on quicker surfaces, but very limited, and I definitely think her lack of consistent success over the years was testament to that.