Madison Brengle! Alison Riske! Jared Donaldson!
Madison Brengle knocks out Petra Kvitova.
Alison Riske defeats Mladenovic! (french player)
Jared Donaldson makes it past Lorenzi and must play Dominic Thiem!
You would think the USTA and American Press would be going nuts! This is great tennis success for American youngsters! But these players are not household names. There is nothing fancy about Alison Riske, she is a baseliner with a counterpunching game. Jared Donaldson is a grinder and a basher who plays rock solid because he honed his game in Buenos Aires (very smart). Madison Brengle has a super ugly game. I am exaggerating by writing that. Her game does not look like Maria Sharapova at all. You can tell that Brengle did get her strokes fine-tuned over and over again by Rick Macci and Robert Lansdorp and Nick Bolletieri. For Brengle, she is always changing the spins, she does not often have full follow-throughs. She likes to use the forehand-chip ball to change the pace. You can see she is often hitting her backhand very flat. In my opinion, Brengle is the BRAD GILBERT of the Women’s game, she plays the game like chess and she forces her opponent to play worse and worse as they adjust to her style of play. I’m a big Brengle fan!!! But the USTA does not like her, they never give her any praise!!! You could have a list of American players and they would skip over her. The only way possible for Brengle to get some love from the USTA would be if she made it to the Semifinals of a grand slam and knocked out multiple seeds, they would be like “Damn, this girl is good at winning matches.” Life is tough for Brengle, she has had to grind and grind and grind. And she can not overwhelm her opponent with power. Sometimes Brengle will surprise her opponents with a winner off either side but she will often wait for an error or try to make her opponent uncomfortable.
I hope these non-famous players can keep on winning! I am happy for them because I know their rankings will go up!!!
Also, keep an eye on Osaka! Naomi Osaka is a huge threat to Venus Williams!
Go American tennis! And go unconventional tennis!
Stay fluffy, DJ ROBO BISCUIT, July 6th 2017