Members Login
Username 
 
Password 
    Remember Me  
Post Info TOPIC: Week 9 - WTA 250 - ATX Open - Austin, TX, USA (outdoor hard)


Tennis legend

Status: Offline
Posts: 10190
Date:
Week 9 - WTA 250 - ATX Open - Austin, TX, USA (outdoor hard)


Not sure I fancy her having to hold for the match....

Oh gosh another missed overhead from Andreeva (super defence from Harriet to get the lob up). 30-15*. A loose groundstroke long and it's two match points...

Can't take the first, was miles behind the baseline and couldn't get the wide ball over the net. Oh a bad forehand miss into the net costs her the second. Andreeva holds.

Yikes. That forehand was dreadful.

*5-4

__________________


Tennis legend

Status: Offline
Posts: 10190
Date:

Forehand error. *0-15

Double fault. *0-30

Return error. *15-30

Andreeva error long after some good hitting from Harriet. *30-30

Huge return and volley putaway off a terrible second serve. *30-40

Atrocious backhand 3 feet wide.

5-5*

She's absolutely lost the plot since that forehand miss. All over the place.

__________________


Intermediate Club Player

Status: Offline
Posts: 269
Date:

Arghhh! Harriet!

__________________


Tennis legend

Status: Offline
Posts: 10190
Date:

Harriet gets 30-15* and then a really nice rally with the forehand into the space for break point. Andreeva grabs the line with her backhand to save it, brave stuff. Screamer of a forehand cross from Harriet to save game point. Andreeva gets her feet in a muddle and fluffs the volley and it's a second break point. Big serve and putaway to save it. Really big hitting from Harriet saves another game point, but she nets the return off a second serve and Andreeva holds.

*5-6

Russian leads for the first time. Harriet looks absolutely frazzled.

__________________


Intermediate Club Player

Status: Offline
Posts: 269
Date:

Oh god, big test of composure for Harriet now...

__________________


Tennis legend

Status: Offline
Posts: 10190
Date:

That was probably her best service game of the match...

Final set breaker. Yuk.

__________________


Tennis legend

Status: Offline
Posts: 10190
Date:



3hr 30 in brutal heat ends in heartbreak. Harriet still just the one win this year, and with big points to defend that was a particularly bad one to let slip. Andreeva plays some good tennis, she was very steady in defence, really moved well and then does something with the ball when she gets there.

Harriet needs a cold shower and very big hug. That forehand on the second match point will be giving her nightmares, no excuse for that error.

7-6(4) 3-6 7-6(3)



-- Edited by PaulM on Tuesday 28th of February 2023 08:14:02 PM

__________________


Challenger level

Status: Offline
Posts: 2460
Date:

Loses the final set breaker 7-3.

A real chance missed, and with big IW points from last year about to come off I don't think we'll see a double digit ranking next to Harriet's name again any time soon.....if ever.

__________________


Club Coach

Status: Offline
Posts: 611
Date:

Since the BJK Cup finals the British women have largely been atrocious. Exhausting to watch

__________________


Intermediate Club Player

Status: Offline
Posts: 269
Date:

Harriet will be so annoyed about that missed forehand on match point...

__________________


ATP level

Status: Offline
Posts: 3265
Date:

Priesty wrote:

Loses the final set breaker 7-3.

A real chance missed, and with big IW points from last year about to come off I don't think we'll see a double digit ranking next to Harriet's name again any time soon.....if ever.


 It might take a while but her ranking was based on playing strong tournaments and winning, not cheeky scheduling in weak tournaments to maximise points so I see no reason why she won't get back into the top 100



__________________


Tennis legend

Status: Offline
Posts: 10190
Date:

I'm scrabbling for positives, and the only thing I can think of is that she has so few decent counters that any win, any where will help. Spending the post IW/Miami swing (where she is unfortunately likely to end up down about 150 short of a miracle run) playing some bigger ITFs wouldn't be a bad move, although actually the options in April are pretty slim...

__________________


Intermediate Club Player

Status: Offline
Posts: 399
Date:

I think Harriet should drop to 60Ks. She competes so well when she is confident. Would like to see her avoid the clay and play some hardcourt eventsanywhere really. Those Nottingham 25Ks even.

__________________


Club Coach

Status: Offline
Posts: 632
Date:

Well it was a good idea to get all the top GB women together but has somewhat backfired.

Pretty gutting defeats for Katie and now Harriet and a disappointing if perhaps expected loss of Jodie.

Heather looking the best of the GB women at the moment.

Not really sure where Katie B's game is headed. She had so much potential but doesn't really seem to be kicking on at this point in her career. Harriet looks shot of confidence and with 150 points to defend soon is looking like a slight fall in the ranking.

The top of the GB women's game looks a bit of a concern right now. Players can't stay healthy or fit and though there is undoubted talent and potential it doesn't seem to be being fulfilled at the moment for whatever reason. Hopefully they will get some good luck later in the season.

__________________


Tennis legend

Status: Offline
Posts: 17192
Date:

Crispy wrote:

I think Harriet should drop to 60Ks. She competes so well when she is confident. Would like to see her avoid the clay and play some hardcourt eventsanywhere really. Those Nottingham 25Ks even.


 She might have to if she cannot defend her big point haul from Indian Wells(?)



__________________
«First  <  14 5 6 7 8  >  Last»  | Page of 8  sorted by
 
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.

Tweet this page Post to Digg Post to Del.icio.us


Create your own FREE Forum
Report Abuse
Powered by ActiveBoard