Jul 5, 2019 -- 4:39AM, differentdrum wrote:
I think she is very good now. It is a great help that she doesn't have the mental baggage of the rest of the tour. I didn't see any obvious weaknesses only pluses that may/should get even better. As yet she might not be that proficient at the net but that skill is no longer such an integral part of the game. Big servers should cause anyone problems but I think her overall game could easily cause them more problems. The three players mentioned are also all capable of a massive number of unforced errors. Gauff hardly gave Rybarikova a cheap point. Maybe a number of back to back games at this level might eventually take its toll but on the other hand a string of victories could add to her confidence level which already seems very high. She is definitely not scared of winning.If she repeats the level against Rybarikova then she should take Hercog in 2 and then the semi-finals would then look even more of a possibility. That could mean a match up with Pliskova although she has an interesting match today. I am not one of them but anyone who has taken a flyer on a big price pre-tournament has reasons to be pretty excited.
From the tone of your post, you'd think this is Gauff's first ever tournament. She isn't ready to win a Grand Slam and I'd be absolutely shocked if she made the quarter finals and stunned if she made the semis. You're overrating her just like you did with Sabalneka last year
Jul 5, 2019 -- 2:51PM, Facts wrote:
Coco is the ' real deal ' make no mistake. The way she came back from the jaws of defeat this evening was quite remarkable.A prestigious talent. She could readily get to the final of this year's Wimbledon.