Petrova!

Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by Topaz, May 14, 2006.

  1. Topaz

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    Some of you might have missed this today, but Petrova ousted Henin-Hardenne in three sets in Berlin today...making her one of the favorites going into Roland Garros. Like the Nadal-Federer match, the winner actually won less games than the loser, but they won the games when it counted most.

    Petrova will move up to #3 in the world, and will overtake Sharapova as the #1 Russian female.
     
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  2. mislav

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    I was watching only the first half of that match. They both played great tennis, but JHH seemed to have had the match under control. I was sure she was going to win it. Kudos to both.
     
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  3. Ronaldo

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    When Petrova is/was on, she ended points quickly and has great touch at the net. But after 5 hrs of Fed/Nadal, 3 hrs of WTA was just too much.
     
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  4. Tchocky

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    I hate Nadia but she is the hottest player on the WTA right now. I had a bad feeling she was going to pull off the upset. At least I had money on her. WTF Justine?
     
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  5. Topaz

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    It was close all the way through. Suddenly, Justine is down 0-30 on her serve, and they have this fantastic point with Nadia just running down these impossible shots, and then hitting a forehand winner that Justine had zero chance of getting. Then Justine hits an error and boom! The match is over!
     
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  6. Andy Zarzuela

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    I've always thought Petrova was at heart the number one Russian. The talent was there, but not the mental side of it. She's got all the skills Sharapova has, plus some finess and a bigger serve.
     
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  7. slice bh compliment

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    ^ Yeah. I remember thinking that while watching the replay of her win over Venus at RG a few years ago.

    She is stringing good wins together now, though.

    And all the Petrova's Witnesses sing, "Go Tell It On The Moun--tain, Over the Hills and Every-where..."
     
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  8. penny

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    Oh that sound really good.
    Howerver I still support Henin.
     
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  9. slice bh compliment

    slice bh compliment G.O.A.T.

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    Cool. You sure are loyal.
    I'm for Mauresmo.

    I like both their games.
     
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  10. Ronaldo

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    Henin sure dismissed Mauresmo in the semis
     
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  11. slice bh compliment

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    YEah. It was not even close. Had to be some resentment left over from their brief encounter in Melbourne, Vic. And its aftermath.
     
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  12. Shabazza

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    It was obvious that JHH would win against Mauresmo, she's clearly the better clay-courter.
    Still, I would love to see Mauresmo win the RG at least once in her career.
     
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  13. slice bh compliment

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    True. JHH is much stronger on clay.
    And yeah, I would also like to see Mauresmo win RG one day. Mais, c'est impossible! Too good to be vrai! It would be almost like the '83 RG men's final!

    And re: Mauresmo and Henin....I would love to see the two of them square off at Wimbledon or at the Open.

    One man's opinion here...I think those are the two WTA stars who really know how to:
    hit a beautiful backhand,
    play a diverse, true all-court game,
    work the angles defensively and offensively,
    change paces and spins,
    use finesse just as well as they use power.
     
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