AO 2013 - Semifinals - Vika Azarenka v. Sloane Stephens

Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by TennisFan436, Jan 23, 2013.

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American Teen or Experienced Gunner?

Poll closed Jan 24, 2013.
  1. Sloane in 2

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    3.8%
  2. Sloane in 3

    9 vote(s)
    34.6%
  3. Vika in 2

    12 vote(s)
    46.2%
  4. Vika in 3

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    15.4%
  1. smoledman

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    Tipsy actually has game.
     
  2. James Bond

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    Has anyone ever been defaulted for faking an injury?
     
  3. smoledman

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    Vika is faking an injury?
     
  4. iriraz

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    Isn`t it normal to start giving point penalties for not coming back in time?
     
  5. BlewByU

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    Was never a fan of Azarenka.
    But always kept positive image of her.

    But, but.
    This really ruins even that image i had of her...

    Big Shame to you, Azarenka !!!

    . . . . .
     
  6. jokinla

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    You should have to wait until its your serve, not before your opponents serve, especially at this point in the match.
     
  7. JustBob

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    Pam Shriver really needs to shut up.
     
  8. dysonlu

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    They should call this "psychological timeout".
     
  9. luv2volley

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    Stephens seems to know how to injure the top opponents.
     
  10. RadicalMPfan

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    You missed the point dbag, Azarenka and Tipsy are both classless European athletes.
     
  11. woodrow1029

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    Lame yes, but unfortunately not illegal.
     
  12. President

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    Is Azarenka injured or just exhausted from the heat?
     
  13. James Bond

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    BANG! thats great
     
  14. TMF

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    Great fh. 30-15
     
  15. BlewByU

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    40:30 Stephens !
     
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    When that old buzzard Sriver talks all I hear is KAW-KAW-KAW!!
     
  17. luv2volley

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    Could be but the other day was a few degree hotter when she played.
     
  18. TMF

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    Damn, MP for vika
     
  19. celito

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    Knee AND rib injury ... lol
     
  20. BlewByU

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    i feel like Stephens is being robbed of her match now..
     
  21. James Bond

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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOo
     
  22. Shangri La

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    lol... mto worked..

    too bad. was looking forward to a 3rd set
     
  23. RadicalMPfan

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    Dont shake her hand
     
  24. guitarplayer

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    That was freaking cheap
     
  25. NastyWinners

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    If Azarenka fell off the earth, I would be pretty jazzed. Also, her boyfriend is a dbag.
     
  26. beast of mallorca

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    Azarenka...........boooooooooooo
     
  27. BlewByU

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    What a shame and miscarriage of justice !!!

    Azarenka steals the match from Stephens with her dark trickery !!!

    I will never root for Azarenka again !!!

    . . . . .
     
  28. bluetrain4

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    Sloane's serve was pretty awful down the stretch.

    Great tournament though. Use the experience. Cut down those errors.


    She looks pissed, and it's good that she is.
     
  29. dysonlu

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    cheap. feel bad for Stephens.
     
  30. celito

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    Not a lot of applause from the crowd for Azarenka ... lol
     
  31. TMF

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    Damn it!....I hope Li Na will give Vika a beatdown.:mad:
     
  32. iriraz

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    This is one of those matches where u would have liked if it would have been best of 5 set contest.Certainly someone wouldn`t have seen the finish line
     
  33. RadicalMPfan

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    A nerve injury!!!
     
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    Her knee and rib looked pretty good on that last point...
     
  35. guitarplayer

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    She just admitted her MTO was nerves.
     
  36. luv2volley

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    Li Na seems mentally better now and probably will win it all.
     
  37. dunlop_fort_knox

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    most unpopular champion ever.
     
  38. bluetrain4

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    I agree, it was petty gamesmanship and it was revolting. But, it was legal, and Sloane needs to learn to deal with those situations. It's not why she lost.
     
  39. Beryl

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    Don't much like Azarenka, but it's a good thing she won. Sloane is not in the same class as Li Na or Azarenka so it would have been a one-sided final.

    Should be a competitive final. Will be cheering for Li.
     
  40. BreakPoint

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    Azarenka must have learned well from the MTO to break momentum master Nadal.
     
  41. beast of mallorca

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    Hope Li Na pummels her to the ground and make her cry.
     
  42. dysonlu

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    I would have even booed her. So cheap and sleazy.
     
  43. edmondsm

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    Blatant abuse of the injury timeout rule.
     
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    Wow. The crowd were so dead during that interview. That was brutal. Expect Li Na to have massive support in the final.
     
  45. jokinla

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    The cheater won, pathetic!!
     
  46. NastyWinners

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    10 minute timeout. Ridiculous.
     
  47. beast of mallorca

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    Haha grandpa is whining.......:twisted:
     
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    Definitely cheering for Li Na now.
     
  49. iriraz

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    Calling an injury timeout is bad enough but when it takes more then the normal 3 minutes,shouldn`t the umpire call point penalties for the player not on court?
     
  50. celito

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    Did she just completely avoid giving an answer about her "injury" ?
     

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