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Well done Konta though to second round for first time
For #32 (Navoknelli) - "justice - sore loser" - I've seen lots of tennis, over many yrs, & various comms on several channels invariably describe Kerber as being extremely popular in the game (amongst the other players, they meant). I don't suppose many top players are overjoyed with a loss, but in this case Wilander had said y'day that her team weren't surprised, given her recent injury issues.
Just saw the highlights of this and Potapova has that iconic Sharapova grunt! Looking forward to another decade of screaming! P.S. Justice was served. Kerber is known for being an extremely sore loser (except with Serena).
Hardly a shock with an ankle injury meaning she had pulled out of the previous two clay court tournaments. Probably just a run out to give her more of an idea where she was in terms of the injury, now she can turn her mind to playing at Wimbledon and defending her title. Bit of a non story really.
For #21 (MK - like roundabouts?) & "just a pusher" - she's hardly that, you don't win the other 3 G-Slam tournaments by being that!! She's beaten Serena in 2 of those finals, & few players have beaten HER by just being a "pusher". But you're partly right, playing well on that red muck is a different technique, it's not just re pace of the ball, it's the whole sliding technique needed.
For #15 (michael) quite so, Kerber has long had a lousy record in Paris, playing on that red muck just doesn't suit. Much as I'm sure she'd like to win the missing GSlam on her CV, can't see it happening. For #22 (cate) Kerber has beaten plenty of precocious teens in her career, but this isn't her surface, & according to Wilander tonight, her camp weren't that confident she was Ok to play.
For #23 (the padlock - presumably lost the key?) "Kerber - not Grand Slam level" - just comedy gold. SO - winning ALL the 3 Grand Slams not having 'French' in the title, that to you = "not Grand Slam level"? You've maybe just discovered tennis, moving over from darts & synchro swimming? Ye gods . . . .
Shocks in women's tennis: not shocking.
@23 shes bidding for a career grand slam? Its in the article....🤣🤣🤣
Also 23 women don't play 'masters' events
@23 thepadlock, obviously you have forgotten kerber has already won 3 grand slams, with wimbledon last year!
When will Kerber get her game together to win a major tournament? She's just not grand slam level. She's won a few masters 1000s which isn't enough to be elite!
Kerber looked flat and the young Russian had absolutely nothing to lose. You get to play a 3 time grand slam champ on the main court at a slam when she has been out injured for weeks. This year the teens on the tour (and the other younger ones like 21 year old Osaka, 22 year old Bencic etc) have taken their shots. Kerber isn’t the greatest at problem solving against a precocious teen!
Not a shock at all. Kerber can't put pace on the ball, at all. She's just a pusher, so when the clay takes the pace off the ball, she's in right trouble.
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