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Post by Grossefavourite » Jun Fri 30, 2017 9:46 am

British No.1 Johanna Konta has withdrawn from her semifinal match against Karolina Pliskova at the Aegon International in Eastbourne due to a spine injury.

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Post by Ace2Ace » Jun Fri 30, 2017 9:50 am

Advice to all the top-100 players: don't enter a tournament the week before a slam.
Siegemund ruined her French Open. She had a chance to do well there.

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Post by rex » Jun Fri 30, 2017 10:29 am

Weak players nowadays...... Lindsay, Venus and Kim to name a few played a ton of events the week ere the Slams and were none the worst for wear at such the next week. Venus, specifically in 2002, won the final of New Haven v Lindsay after playing 3 matches (qtrs, semis and final) within 24 hrs due to a rain delay, then reached the final of the USO losing to Serena. Lindsay after losing to Venus in that final, reached the semi of that same USO losing to Serena. Further, during the US Open series Venus won Stanford and San Diego, plus New Haven ere that USO.

A far different breed of player then, than what we have today, for you know nowadays that in back-to-back events, that if such a player won such, they will far more than likely get bounced in the lst round of that event the next week. Such is the caliber of player on this Tour at the moment.

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Post by Graveller » Jun Fri 30, 2017 11:01 am

Henin won Eastbourne in 2007 vs Mauresmo, and reached the SF in Wimbledon#ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#In 2004, Henin won Sydney, followed by winning the AO that started right after that event....#ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#For true top players, it does not matter if they play an event in the week prior to a slam: the slams gives you a day of rest between every match and that should be more than enough.#ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#Wozniacki also has a tradition of doing well in New Haven, followed by doing well at the US Open....#ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl##ed_op#br#ed_cl#
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