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Re: Indian Wells Ladies Main Draw......

Post by Ace2Ace » Mar Sat 09, 2019 11:27 am

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On tennisforum it is also a head-line: tough draw for Serena because of Azarenka....
Azarenka is W:L 3-4, and that includes a R1 loss at the AO against a player outside the top100.

If that is tough for Serena, then it is time to lower expectations, because the current top20 is vastly superior to Azarenka v.2019...
EyeWitness wrote:Azarenka plays like this every week, she'll be back in the top 10 in no time. Unfortunate draw for her, but very good effort, she really pushed Serena to play very near her absolute best in terms of ballstriking.

Serena needed to up her ground game many gears today because her serve wasn't clicking at all, but it delivered when it mattered. Probably the best match she's played since her comeback too, in terms of intensity and groundstrokes. Hope she can keep this level up against Muguruza.

This match-up shows why both these players are needed on the WTA, the level of fight and intensity they bring are second to none really. 18-4 H2H really does no justice to how well Vika plays Serena - probably better than anyone on tour ever. It's insane really at how well she can read Williams' serve, neutralizing her greatest weapon time and time again. Hopefully this won't be the last time these two meet - and the next time they meet - I hope - it'll be in a GS final.

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Re: Indian Wells Ladies Main Draw......

Post by Ace2Ace » Mar Sat 09, 2019 11:32 am

Ace2Ace wrote:
Mar Tue 05, 2019 11:31 am
....That's a tough draw for Serena by any measure. Azarenka is a top player. We know what she is capable of. If Serena survives that, she's got Muguruza around the corner, who's also a top player. Then Bertens, who's been playing well.
So yes, compared to other top players like Halep, Osaka, Pliskova, who are not facing any top player, any slam winner, Serena's draw is rough.
That's what I was tallking about. Serena had to play near her best to win this match because Vika was on fire. The returns, the groundstrokes, I guess Coach Fissette is finding the old Vika again.
That match was worthy of a final. The first set specially. It lasted more than an hour or relentless hitting. Some of the winners were off the chart. it was a battle of the big babes... Power tennis as I love to enjoy.. Serena's first serve was MIA. She had to compensate with a mighty ground game and some world class returns.
Got to find a video of the full, uncut match.

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Re: Indian Wells Ladies Main Draw......

Post by CrossCourtBH » Mar Sat 09, 2019 1:00 pm

@ Ace TY for the link - I only saw the link today -
but managed to watch the match - v enjoyable!
I thought you would enjoy it - no moonballs lol -
great hard hitting shots from both and from Serena wonderful angles.

rex has posted stats before -
I also like to see these -
@ rex - is there a link/site for the stats -
and/or can you please post the stats from the match, TIA.

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Re: Indian Wells Ladies Main Draw......

Post by Ace2Ace » Mar Sat 09, 2019 2:16 pm

Here is the Windows version I have. Just download it, double-click on it. Select "Tennis". It will list the current matches.
Unfortunately, the player names are in Russian. I am looking for an English version.
https://archive.org/details/SportZone1.5.1

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Post by Grossefavourite » Mar Sat 09, 2019 8:36 pm

Venus digs deep to oust Kvitova. Welcome back to the top 3 in the world, Vee!!!!!

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Re: Indian Wells Ladies Main Draw......

Post by CrossCourtBH » Mar Sat 09, 2019 8:48 pm

Yes this was a nail biting type match - up & down and ultimately very well done Venus - keep going.

So let's talk stats
@rex or anyone else can you link to a site for stats - it's great to see the stats -
if you know those for Serena Vika would be interesting to review.

I managed to transcribe a few for Petra Venus match as follows - I hope they are correct:

Petra Venus

double faults 10 4
1st serve % 49 63
winners 38 15
unforced errors 56 25

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Re: Indian Wells Ladies Main Draw......

Post by djmm1962 » Mar Sat 09, 2019 9:12 pm

VENUS!!!


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Re: Indian Wells Ladies Main Draw......

Post by djmm1962 » Mar Sat 09, 2019 9:16 pm

CrossCourtBH wrote:
Mar Fri 08, 2019 2:41 pm
Hi all - great posts & Ace you have been missed.

I can't find working streams these days - the R site no longer accessible.
The BNP IW website does not show today's order of play -
I would love to watch tennis lol but seems this has become an almost impossible feat.

Hey CC,

Look on the left under the menu bars!!

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Post by Grossefavourite » Mar Sat 09, 2019 9:30 pm

Stats suggest Petra went all out for broke, while Vee remained within herself.

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Post by djmm1962 » Mar Sat 09, 2019 9:34 pm

Vee was playing at half speed (sleeve on her serving arm and serving mid-range). I think that through Petra off, lol. Vee is a force of nature!!

I love her ~ LOVE HER!!

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Re: Indian Wells Ladies Main Draw......

Post by djmm1962 » Mar Sat 09, 2019 9:37 pm

I could just smack Madison!!

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Post by Grossefavourite » Mar Sat 09, 2019 10:18 pm

Madison needs to work on her boyfriend standards as well. It matches her tennis at the moment.

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Re: Indian Wells Ladies Main Draw......

Post by Mytiwtiw » Mar Sat 09, 2019 10:23 pm

Maria eat the like of Madison for snacks .. junk foods 🇷🇺🇷🇺🇷🇺🇷🇺😄
"Hail Maria The Empress!!" serena williams

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Re: Indian Wells Ladies Main Draw......

Post by djmm1962 » Mar Sat 09, 2019 10:45 pm

Maria better worry about her game and that aging body, lol, not to mention those cheetah stripes down her face :lol:

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Re: Indian Wells Ladies Main Draw......

Post by djmm1962 » Mar Sat 09, 2019 10:47 pm

Bad DJ!!

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