Robson vs Kvitova

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  1. Zildite

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    Robson just needs to hold serve, easy!...I said about 40 minutes ago.
     
  2. Rock Strongo

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    Robson breaks, watch her choke.
     
  3. ditli04

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    Robson again serving for the match!
     
  4. batz

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    BP Laura! c'mon girl
     
  5. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    ESPN is still on. They skipped the bulk of Federer's match but there's been barely a commercial break for this stupid match...
     
  6. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Those ball tosses, I thought we're enforcing time rule and all that jazz. What happened to that?
     
  7. Zildite

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    Yay Laura, GOAT match
     
  8. Love Game

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    comm just said about robson's serve just now, "as custom, takes two on the ball toss."

    those toss catches are getting reaction from kvitova

    omg laura just won ... 3 hours ... now I can go get a snack!
     
  9. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    IT'S OVER!!! WOW!!!

    Is this what happiness feels like?
     
  10. ditli04

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    Robson takes it!
     
  11. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    If Sloane Stephens flips out on those ball tosses, I'll be down for that.
     
  12. batz

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    Brilliant Laura, bloody brilliant! :)
     
  13. natalia

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    Pity. Poor Petra, couldn't handle longer all the toss-cheating. :(
     
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    Did anyone really win in this match?
     
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    And a fitting interview to end the match.
     
  16. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    No but we all lost something here.
     
  17. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Wow look at that, I started charging my laptop in the beginning of the match from ~5%, now it's fully charged...
     
  18. PeteD

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    She lost 1st round here in '12, if she beats the young American Sloane Stephens next, then I have to believe Date-Krumm gotta run out of steam, I imagine Laura's ranking could go into seed range -- anybody know the math?
     
  19. Duncan Bell

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    Wahey! Get in Laura. Super fight and result. Well happy. Another Brit into R3.

    Rematch of Hobbart now. Bring on the Sloane.
     
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    Laura Toss is on her way.
     
  21. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    No, none of us know math now, not after watching this match.
     
  22. Duncan Bell

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    If she did win next 2 and make QFs, she go up to about 25. That doesn't account for other players rising / falling though.

    Think she'll struggle against Sloane though.
     
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    Tennis players are good at math! 1 + 1 = 30
     
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    true dat. might be a different story ..... except I almost think nothing was said because the crowd was 90% in favor of Laura ..... and if the same holds true in her match against stevens, then I'm not sure what w/b said

    Kvitova did a few grimaces and eye rolls toward the end there, but her obnoxious screeching balanced it out ..... not sure whether sloane has any bad habits she can retaliate with, but shouldnt someone be able to serve without all those ball toss catches?

    It begins to boarder on gamesmanship

    - - - - -

    Unforced errors: Laura 41 ... Petra 51 :oops:
     
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    Well, Robson could handle Petrifying's SHRIEKING! And :cry: faces.

    I really felt Robson just couldn't do it, but like Andy Murray at US Open was proved wrong to my delight.
     
  26. Love Game

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    I heard one of the commies say that Judy Murray was in Laura's entourage ..... guess she's been having some influence on her training, too ..... can't imagine Judy would find all that toss-cheating acceptable!
     
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    Just logged in to see that score, great job Loz
     
  28. PeteD

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    Judy and Laura, I have no problem with that.

    As for ball tosses, can we cut the child some slack when she's against a #2 Wimby champion 90 degrees overtime midnight in front of 14,000 delirious Auzzies?
     
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    My eyes are still bleeding. What a horrible, horrible, horrible match.

    Congrats Laura, but that was terrible, even for WTA standards.
     
  31. Goosehead

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    she is 19 nearly :twisted:..she WILL be 19yrs old on january 21st..

    i could only see the first game of the match robson losing serve inc 2 df..looking at the comments seems the level of play wasnt too high..

    however...whooooo-ooooo robbo wins 11-9 in the 3rd its a massive win for her i think.
     
  32. PeteD

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    It's definitely massive since it brings her closer to the magic 32 ranking when she stops meeting players like Kvitova in the 2nd round.
     
  33. bluetrain4

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    I didn't watch the match. What is "toss-cheating"?
     
  34. Duncan Bell

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    Laura was doing a lot of catching of her tosses. She wasn't cheating, her tossing was just poor.
     
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    Horrible match, reminded why I hate the WTA in the first place. Kvitova was a mess, Laura not that better.

    Happy for Laura though, finally someone we can get behind. 8)
     
  36. Love Game

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    it's a word I picked up from natalia (see above). could also be called "toss catch 'cheating.'" it's when someone steps up to the line as if to serve the ball, then interrupts their service motion by throwing the toss in the air and then catching it before serving. one commentator pointed out that laura was doing it excessively, even regularly twice with every other serve, varying when she did it just enough to avoid forming a pattern. a way of getting into the head of the opponent when done that much. and clearly it was getting into kvitova's head because she was reacting, such as exhaling and bending forward, touching her racket to the floor and leaning on it as if trying to catch her breath, while glancing up at laura through her eyebrows skeptically, etc., etc., etc. ..... IOW, it's a form of gamesmanship:

    Gamesmanship is the use of dubious (although not technically illegal) methods to win or gain an advantage in a game or sport, without being able to be technically accused of violating any particular rule ... Wiki

    Like the receiver raising their hand up, without any apparent reason, just as the server is going into his/her motion. That kind of thing. Except that Laura Robson did it A LOT last night.
     
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    I've noticed this myself. She is young to be already getting the service yips. I hope she and her coach get it sorted out before it becomes too much of a problem!

    I'm sure she wasn't doing it deliberately. How many missed ball tosses is a player allowed before a fault is called on the serve?
     
  38. chippy17

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    I do not think deliberate as she was doing it at Olympics and US quite a lot
     
  39. Love Game

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    that's just it. it's not against the rules, as far as i know. remember when ivanovic was doing it? she got flack for it, and i believe she still does it sometimes, but it takes effort and working on it to stop doing it .... which ivanovic hardly ever does it anymore as far as i know, but there was a while there when she was doing it so much that it became a problem.
     
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    Oh.

    That's going to be annoying when Sloane plays her.
    :-?
     
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    Well, Robson was born in Melbourne to Aussie parents so I guess its natural she's going to get the support of the Aussie crowd!
     
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    Robson is Hot. you can't blame the crowd for that. People like beautiful pretty people. and so do I.
     
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    I fell asleep during second set of Federer. Shame, I love Robson and this looks epic.

    Stephens vs Robson should be really fun and you know ESPN will be all over it unless the Williams are playing doubles or something
     
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    well the biggest reason for that is that she is half australian...
     
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    Kvitova no. robson yes. she is already cute
     
  47. fluffyyelloballz

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    The scoreline is epic but the match was horrible. Your sleeping was a much better pasttime than suffering through this error-fest. There were hardly any rallies and though the drama was high at the end, and the tennis a little better, let's face it, if you follow tennis at all then you know how bad Petra has been and that this was not really an upset but an opportunity to be taken. And the scariest thing is what 'epic' lengths Laura had to go to to take that opportunity.
     
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    Congratulations Laura R.
     
  49. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    You know the match was bad when even ESPN refuses to show it during their daytime replay.
     
  50. NadalAgassi

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    Petra is turning into a huge joke. Her 2013 is already shaping up looking like it will even worse than her 2012, she will probably end it even ranked below Wozniacki, LOL (and I expect Wozniacki to continue to drop as well). Good to see Robson post another big win in a slam though, even if it is over the washed up nutcase rather than someone more legitimate.
     

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