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Watched about 2 sets worth of the Mika match and she really does have huge potential. Only 3 months younger than Hannah, has a really big game that looks to be developing into a good senior-type game. In fact, this match was a little bit of 'girl with the big senior potential' vs 'girl with a good junior game'. In fact, at one point I'm sure 90% of Quevedo's points were return errors from Mika.

Mika was just overplaying in lots of patches, hitting the ball long. But the game is there, she has some big weapons, and mentally she looks really well-drilled and focused. I suspect she won't be far behind Hannah in results and ranking next year.

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I kind of feel that Mika is a little bit under the radar (no bad thing in my opinion) when she is in facto a 2009 player. Bags of talent and on an upwards trajectory.

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Mimi beating herself right now, way too many UFE's, and the serve % too low. I'm not sure if the bandage on her knee is impacting her movement but the technique is a little all over the place.

She could be tired, of course, with all the matches she played in Canada. Does look flat. 



-- Edited by LordBrownof on Tuesday 5th of September 2023 03:55:04 PM

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9vicman wrote:

I kind of feel that Mika is a little bit under the radar (no bad thing in my opinion) when she is in facto a 2009 player. Bags of talent and on an upwards trajectory.


 THe French used to do a mid-calendar year categorisation of the players too, especially for those like Mika

I don't think it's quite right to say she's a 2009 - because she's still a year older than some of the other 2009-ers (although I appreciate that the early Jan ones are too)

But if you do a 30th June 2008 - 30th June 2009 (as the French did), you get a very different look on the top players. And equally valid. 

Of course, you could do a Sept-Sept year (like the daft school system in the UK), or a random Nov-Nov - they are all a whole year and perfectly valid. 

But I always do the calendar year and the half-calendar year, just for simplicty's sake

Either way, Mika is certainly making excellent progress. She has an super physique for tennis and a dedicated family which helps too. Her tennis always puts me in mind of Maria Sharapova - a little one-dimensional and not the most natural mover, but a lot of very easy power which causes a lot of damage.



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Now one set all in Mimi's match

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R2

(Q) Mika Stojsavljevic v (7) Kaitlin Quevedo (USA)
(14) Teodora Kostovic (SRB) v Hannah Klugman
(WC) Aspen Schuman (USA) v Mingge Xu


 Mimi is into the third set. 3-6 6-2

She is striking winners and she cut down on her UEs in the second set. Heat rule is applied between the sets so they have 10 mins before the next set.



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Oh Mimi, so many chances, so many errors.

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Always a tough ask for Mimi to play both the College Park J300 warm-up finalists in a row straight after winning her maiden J300 title, so I am not surprised if she looked flat at times - and has lost

Girls R2

(7) Kaitlin Quevedo (USA) d. (Q) Mika Stojsavljevic 6-3 3-6 6-3
(14) Teodora Kostovic (SRB) v Hannah Klugman
(WC) Aspen Schuman (USA) d. Mingge Xu 6-3 2-6 6-3



-- Edited by DavidC on Tuesday 5th of September 2023 05:22:51 PM

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I didn't see that match but Mimi has a game that will have far more UEs than most

It's a shame on a day like today but I don't really see it as a problem, as such

I never think that winning the warm-up event augurs well either

The emotional side is very difficult - so hard to completely re-set - it's the same in adults





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Henry has started (1*-2) and Hannah plays in an hour or two

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Henry just faced the first breakpoints against his serve in the tournament, which doubled as 2 set points, but won 4 points in a row to level for 5-5

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Henry went down 15-40 again in his next service game, and this time couldn't hold on so Svajda takes the first set 7-5. I note on Svajda's record a couple of wins over Brits (Adam Jones / Dan Little) in a M15 event in June

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Henry bounces back well, breaking twice from 2-2, and although he lost serve at 5-2 he held second time round to take the second set 6-4

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It's really a horrible match at times, with both players making lots of UE but mostly Henry. Svajda is doing some awful hoofing balls up in the air on Henry's serve which is flummoxing him somewhat. It's dreadfully hot and I think it's affecting both of them. Henry's timing really seems to be affected and he's struggling more to hold his serve than his opponent in this final set, with Henry not really getting any points in his opponent's serve.

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It's really a horrible match at times, with both players making lots of UE but mostly Henry. Svajda is doing some awful hoofing balls up in the air on Henry's serve which is flummoxing him somewhat. It's dreadfully hot and I think it's affecting both of them. Henry's timing really seems to be affected and he's struggling more to hold his serve than his opponent in this final set, with Henry not really getting any points in his opponent's serve.


 Whoever wins will certainly have won ugly.  Lets hope its Henry and he can pick up for round 3



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