Sep 25, 2017 -- 6:02AM, wisewords wrote:
Madison is crying
wasn't right from the start, there signs were clear.
Sep 25, 2017 -- 8:19AM, mesmerised wrote:
She is a strange one, she is a good height to be for a WTA player but it's almost irrelevant because with height usually comes power but she doesn't really have it, she has a phlegmatic and unhurried, percentage based game style/approach and usualy gets picked off by the better players over 3 sets because she gives them too many opportunities to hit winners , very good hand skills though, hit a couple of quality, deft drops shots against Pushniacki in Bast@d and a unreal winner against Niculescu, running along the baseline and just brushed a passing shot passed her that planted in the corner, think it was Hobart final.Dont't think she's had any top 10 wins yet, or top 20? maybe fed cup
she beat pav in fed cup and kiki in january. i was watching aga but that might be her best 3 set win today. the best i've seen her play was vs dasha k and in general defensive players are good becuase she can get the first meaningful shot in.
Sep 25, 2017 -- 9:44AM, mesmerised wrote:
I don't think Kiki was top 20 at the beginnng of the year, more like 40-50 ranked.defensive players don't win slams though at least no consistently, even though Sloane is a pusher or put a more polite way, likes to take more time to construct points, was an exception in recent years, along with Pennetta.if she bulks up, and plays more aggresively, she could be top 10 in a couple of years. But she seems to passive.
i meant that she matches up well with defensive players rather than they are good in general, agree with the rest of what you have said, i couldn't predict her winning a slam at this point.
Sep 25, 2017 -- 12:03PM, niten wrote:
i don't play tennis so i can't really know the solution, but i've heard lighter balls mentioned by a few people who do know what they are talking about.ostapenko's pretty entertaining tbf.did back vekic coz zhang would be tired but she looks fine so far so i got out for 0.
In the women's game, it's more to do with the the evolution of the tennis raquet as well as the William's physique pushing other players to become as stronng as they are or at least near to. Power in Women's tennis is much prominent than men's tennis because of the shot tolerance levels, in the men's game, physiology dictates that they can absorb and return power and speed, for women it's more a case of developing power and in turn losing their femininity at the same time which is basically what Radwanska has said she refuses to do.
Velocity of the modern raquet heads negate energy losses on contact point and return with more venom and with them being lighter and with bigger heads, you can swing them faster with power meaning balls are less likely to be returned, Penko looks like she plays with a big raquet head as I was saying yesterday and she is one of the hardest hitters, the double whammy is that more naturally atheltic wta players, usually taller players can afford to use slightly smaller heads that are more control oriented as they all ready can generate power which all in all means Power is going nowhere and will dictate the modern style of tennis for years to come, you can increase or decrease court surfaces, take off or add on more felt but unless you go back to older raquets you're not going to have slam winning players whose game is built around agility and finesse. Graf would not excel in today's game that's for sure and today's players would excel in her day, not the one's at the top anyway, they'd have to suddenly morph into more dynamic players.
Sep 25, 2017 -- 12:58PM, n88uk wrote:
Tbf smog week imo is Beijing rather than Wuhan. Beijing is where it's worst. Beijing is the only event you can often visibly see the smog on camera, especially when they show overhead shots, and we've seen some years where there's clear smog in the stadium.
Guangzhou was worse than Beijing when I checked the other week.
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