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Re: WOMEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2013, 07:47:49 PM »
ESPN leaves the men to watch the drama of Sam Stosur choking away her 1R match... Typical  ..-)
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Re: WOMEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #21 on: January 13, 2013, 11:30:03 PM »
4-2 Kerber leads "SVIT" in the 1st
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Re: WOMEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #22 on: January 13, 2013, 11:34:04 PM »
6-2 first set goes to my girl! Angelique!!
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Re: WOMEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #23 on: January 13, 2013, 11:40:58 PM »
Ash Barty is looking impressive. I'd peg her to have a Henin-type career.
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Re: WOMEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2013, 12:44:11 AM »
Kerber through relatively easily. Svitolina looks like a promising 18 y/o.
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Re: WOMEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #25 on: January 14, 2013, 12:51:08 AM »
Ash Barty is looking impressive. I'd peg her to have a Henin-type career.

Okay, it's a slow night. I'll bite. But I will preface my comments by saying that I think your post is tongue in cheek because the knuckleheads on ESPN is tripping all over themselves to wind up the hype machine around this girl and set it on its way.

That being said, I will build a shrine of solid gold in your honor if this girl has a Henin-type career. At her size, she's got to be faster and be able to win points from anywhere on the court. I'd peg her to have a Cibulkova-type career, and there's nothing wrong with that. Cibulkova is a solid, Top 20 player. And if she's better than Cibulkova, her max is Kerber.

By contrast, Henin was winning slams and ranked #1 in the heyday of women's tennis against the likes of Serena, Venus, Kim, Maria and the Russians, and Capriati. Even against today's crap crop of crap, this girl won't standout.

EDIT: In fact, I know she won't amount to diddly-poo: she's not even on Chris's list of girls to watch.   :rofl_2:

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"I want to see how Donna Vekic starts this year...Then I want to see how the 3 youngsters of Laura Robson, Heather Watson and Sloanne Stephens do."

No mention of your girl. Ain't happenin'.
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Re: WOMEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #26 on: January 14, 2013, 01:46:55 AM »
Chris wrote...
"I want to see how Donna Vekic starts this year...Then I want to see how the 3 youngsters of Laura Robson, Heather Watson and Sloanne Stephens do."

No mention of your girl. Ain't happenin'.

I predict in 3-4 years Ash Barty will be higher ranked then all of those.
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Re: WOMEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #27 on: January 14, 2013, 01:50:31 AM »
Chris wrote...
"I want to see how Donna Vekic starts this year...Then I want to see how the 3 youngsters of Laura Robson, Heather Watson and Sloanne Stephens do."

No mention of your girl. Ain't happenin'.

I predict in 3-4 years Ash Barty will be higher ranked then all of those.

Okay, that's a legitimate prediction. I like the 5'11" lefty Laura Robson best of the 4. This could be interesting. I think Robson has a very bright future.
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Re: WOMEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #28 on: January 14, 2013, 01:55:56 AM »
Brad Gilbert is predicting 17 y/o American Madison Keys to reach the Top 20 this year and win majors down the road. I've never seen this girl play.
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Re: WOMEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #29 on: January 14, 2013, 01:56:12 AM »
Okay, that's a legitimate prediction. I like the 5'11" lefty Laura Robson best of the 4. This could be interesting. I think Robson has a very bright future.

Laura is #2 on my favorite list. She is obviously going to be top 10 first and I predict she and Ash will have many epic battles.
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Re: WOMEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #30 on: January 14, 2013, 02:04:55 AM »
Madison Keys, also stands 5'11", and hails from the fair state of Illinois. I'll keep my eye on her. :good:

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Re: WOMEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #31 on: January 14, 2013, 02:20:56 AM »
Right on cue! Madison Keys is next up on Margaret Court vs Aussie Casey Dellaqua.
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Re: WOMEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #32 on: January 14, 2013, 02:31:27 AM »
lol  I missed the entire 1st set. Keys leads 6-4, 1-2 on serve.
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Re: WOMEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #33 on: January 14, 2013, 02:41:14 AM »
Haven't seen much, but aside from a huge kick-serve, nothing special. Good pop from both wings but inconsistent.

Dellaqua looks like she's been hanging out with Sam Stosur. She's never looked better.

Keys serving 2-3 on serve.
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Re: WOMEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #34 on: January 14, 2013, 02:51:24 AM »
 :lmao:  Keys is an effing mess!

Brad Gilbert!!  ..-)
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Re: WOMEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #35 on: January 14, 2013, 03:05:26 AM »
W.T.F. is Gilbert watching. Keys has absolutely no range moving to either side, and it's not because she's slow. If the ball isn't withing a few feet from her body, the probability of her making a shot is about 15%.
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Re: WOMEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #36 on: January 14, 2013, 03:06:38 AM »
Right on cue! Just missed a FH 15' wide!!  :rofl_2: :rofl_2:

Gilbert says #1 by 2015!
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Re: WOMEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #37 on: January 14, 2013, 03:17:07 AM »
Keys is turrible!

 :rofl_2:  Listen to Pam rave about her. I swear, I've got a better eye for talent that Gilbert and Shriver.

This girl won't go far, she's too technically flawed. I don't care that she's only 17. She has time to develop yada yada...nonsense. She's just a mess. And she doesn't have the mindset of a champion to overcome her flaws. She's just out there "see ball, hit ball."

Only Gilbert and Shriver are bigger jokes than Keys.
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Re: WOMEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #38 on: January 14, 2013, 03:41:50 AM »
Good grief. Patrick (USTA) and Chrissy (Evert Academy) have already invested a lot in Madison Keys and that's their product!

 :rofl_2: :rofl_2: 

No wonder American tennis is in the state it's in...
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Re: WOMEN -- Australian Open 2013
« Reply #39 on: January 14, 2013, 08:03:27 AM »
Is Wozniacki out yet?  Oh, she hasn't played yet.  She will still be around for a few more hours then.
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