"Recovering at home from my lumbago. I'm quite a lot in pain, but I still hope to get better fast." (30.09.2013)
JPN, 1970, 163cm, 53kg
"Lost in doubles but fought hard. Headache finally gone. We want to leave China and head back to Japan as soon as possible, but unfortunately all the early flights are full. We should get an evening flight. I want to firmly recover ahead ofOsakanext week." (30.09.2013)
has been forced to pull out of Charleston due to the knee injury picked up at the end of her match with Rus (01.04.2013)
"windmill" FH swing -> serve on the body
powerful serve & FH
Likes to hit "at once"
hard to change her style to winner one?
She needs to "get into the rhythm" to play good
SVK, 1983, tall
Bad condition in hot countries? (Italy, Palermo)
9.10.2013 back injury; pulled out of the doubles
"Every match I lose adds more experience. I played a bad match tactically. I have to change. I do not care what anyone else thinks about my results. I play for myself and for my own pleasure. If I have to lose, I want to lose playing my own tennis, the same tennis that brought me my the results so far. Now I have the doubles to prepare for. I will enjoy it and relax, regardless of the outcome."
double handed FH
makes a lot of stupid errors
likes to play "at once" with high risk and high power
can crash down psychologically, she is quite clear to see what's her mind is at present
TPE, 1986, 169cm, 57kg
is just working with her brother now, no coach. She said she loves it because her brother knows her so well (02.04.2013)
can change rhytm of the game, which doesn't suit to some players
makes a lot of UE
likes to shot at once from opponent's 2nd service
„empty eyes” when she is sick/tired
USA, 1986, 180cm, 72kg
good serve (winning 74% behind a 66% first serve)
dangerous FH return
solid in the rallies
has had an operation on her left wrist. "I've had two years of playing in pain," she said. "When ever I hit a backhand it felt uncomfortable so I had to have this surgery to have any chance of prolonging my career." (2.04.2013)
CHN, 1982, 172cm
She „likes” to loose in the first's rounds. When she is in bad shape, she can loose one tournament by one.
GER, 1989, 178cm, good muscles
Green clay (Chatlestown, USA) court is one of her favourite
Powerful FH, average/poor BH
Strong serve, weaker with the time (weak 2nd serve; she is working with this)
Physically not well? (well build, many UE in the 3rd set)
Mentally poor, cannot concentrate more when tie-break is played (UE or DF)
"I have a lot of history here," Sharapova said. "This is the city (Miami) where I first landed when I came to the United States. I've been a fan of this tournament since I was young because I came here with my family to watch it. And then I was able to play in it and be a part of it and I've been to three or four finals here. So, hopefully, I can lift the trophy here one day."
Probably very easy 2nd serve
Mentally poor, often loosing in 3 sets (22.03.2013): 12 in a row after winning 1st set in last 9 months