Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by soyizgood, Feb 2, 2009.
Whatever happened to Sveta?
She is strong enough to win 15 slams and that is all that matters.
Seriously, you are not being an objective tennis fan. The fact is I am not a big Serena fan, BUT this is a player who is 31 years old and when she puts her mind to it, she comes into a tournament (slams mostly) and beats the crap out of all of the women most of whom are 8 years or more younger than her. If you don't think that is due to her mental strength as well as her superior tennis skills you are crazy. She is the best in the business and has been for the past ten years or so.
I should make a poll on who retires first between Petrova, Zvonareva, Kuznetsova, Jankovic and maybe throw in others like Hantuchova and Venus.
Nadia Petrova could be the Comeback kid, eh? In dubs and singles
Georges to win the Linz..
Petrova has always been a relatively decent doubles player. Way back in 2004 she teamed with Shaughnessy to win 7 titles including the YEC. She has 20 doubles titles overall and made an additional 20 finals. Since breaking with Shaughnessy she has played musical tennis rackets with her partners trying to find some mojo with somebody. But she is top 10 in doubles right now. She has had a better career in doubles than singles I think.
She has found success with Kirilenko this year and may yet win another YEC (assuming they qualify...Kops-Jones and Spears are neck and neck with them for the 4th spot).
I don't think so. Azarenka is better on hc and if she is on and feeling motivated she should win. I want Goerges to win but I doubt she will.
Despite the Robson hype, Heather Watson becomes the first Brit to win a WTA title in ... many, many years. She saved multiple championship points and won Osaka.
Robson made the QF and should be top 50 after this week. Both are doing pretty good this year.
Pironkova and Kirilenko get WCs for the Jr YEC in Sofia.
Does that overlap with the doubles YEC? Makiri and Petrova are right now in a position to qualify for that. If it does Makiri will have an interesting choice to make.
No they are seperate weeks. Sofia is played the week after Istanbul. someone correct me if i'm wrong...
official WTA calendar says they are on 2 consecutive weeks, so 2bounce is right on this one
She was the only seeded player in the semis at Osaka (which is not in Australia). She lost in the semis to Chang (who?) and failed to win this cakewalk of a draw. AND it's so expected that no one's even mentioned it in this thead! And ther have been other odd non-injury losses this year. I think Sam Stosur qualifies for a spot on the advisory board. I really like her, but.....well I don't know what else to say. Does anybody know anybody that saw the match?
Clijsters looks set to semi coach Flipper next year (slams and some euro-tourneys).
Link coming soon.
EDIT: The link: http://translate.google.com/transla...source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&act=url
She couldn't stay away for one slam? I guess Kim realized that spending quality time with the fam isn't all that great.
Stosur is a unique oddball. An overrated one as well. It doesn't surprise me when she loses to obscure/unknown/mediocre players. For all of her talents she only has 3 career titles. She should not have even been in contention for a YEC spot after bombing out early at the AO and Wimbledon and going without a title this year.
Petko beat Jankovic today in straights. Second set was a bagel :shock:
I think JJ's mind has been on the off season since March time, so not suprising.
JJ has also tinkered with her serve and for some absurd reason has gone to the Dementieva 2008-10 motion.
Her and Ana are also eating a lot of baked goods of late, add the fact they dont really get on, their Fed Cup finals could be shambolic.
On a side note the court in Moscow is extremely SLOW, in fact, I'd say it makes Monte Carlo and RG look like Cincy.
Why are they making players play the last tournament of the year, INDOORS no less, on such a slow highbouncing court.
Serena and Kvitova would struggle to hit winners on this.
semis Luxembourg Open
semis Kremlin Cup
I think Woz takes the Kremlin Cup. That will salvage her season somewhat.
Venus just might win Luxembourg. Petkovic is still getting back to form while the other bracket has mental midgets in Hantuchova and Niculescu.
So the WTA finals are set.
Wozniacki vs. Stosur
Venus vs. Niculescu
Who I want to win: Wozniacki and Venus
Who will likely win: Stosur and ... not sure, depends on Venus
Yeah, Im happy
Sam will only lose to Woz if she has a really bad day. Then again she is a big finals choker sometimes so who knows. Venus should win the other.
Sam vs Wozzy. Won't watch since when Sam makes errors....it will be atrocious.
I'm feeling the same, once those errors creep in from Sam it only gets worse from there (but i'll still probably end up watching it )
The funny thing is even if bad Sam shows up and makes 20+ unforced errors per set she is still atleast 70% likely to win in this matchup. It would just be an ugly and crappy looking win most likely is all. Good Sam shows up and it is over in 40 minutes. Wozniacki exposes none of the plentiful limitations and matchup problems in Sam's game.
Wozniacki beats Stosur 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 to win the Kremlin Cup and her 20th title. Sam had her moments but the errors didn't help at all and she failed to hold serve many times after she had just broken Wozniacki
14 total breaks in the match?
Three missed BPs for Stosur to go up 5-4 in the third.
As soon as I tuned in there was three consecutive breaks of serve, Stosur served 7 double faults in the whole match, Wozniacki none. I thought it might be all over when she started to play a little better at the end of the 2nd set, reducing errors, returning well and she was leading 3-1 in the third then Caro wins two games in a row then breaks her in the last game to win the title, although her serve did get her out of trouble.
Top 25 Women's Tennis Rankings from 10 YEARS AGO! (October 21, 2002)
1. Serena Williams
2. Venus Williams
3. Jennifer Capriati
4. Amelie Mauresmo
5. Kim Clijsters
6. Justine Henin
7. Monica Seles
8. Jelena Dokic
9. Daniela Hantuchova
10. Lindsay Davenport
11. Martina Hingis
12. Anastasia Myskina
13. Patty Schynder
14. Chanda Rubin
15. Magdalena Maleeva
16. Silvia Farina Elia
17. Anna Smashnova
18. Elena Dementieva
19. Amanda Coetzer
20. Sandrine Testud
21. Nathalie Dechy
22. Alexandra Stevenson
23. Tatiana Panova
24. Ai Sugiyama
25. Eleni Daniilidou
That's one hell of a Top 10 (11 isn't bad either). Packed with legitimate slam contenders. Surprised to see Hantuchova up there though. 10 years later and she's losing to Niculescu 1 and 3.
Had no idea Eleni Daniilidou has been playing that long.
Only noticed in the Aussie Open this year because she resembled Raonic.
That was one hell of a top 10. I miss those days, I loved the WTA then.
Thomaz Bellucci. Chocked 2 times against Seppi today.
His lack of cojones make him pertinent to this thread.
Hantuchova was ranked as high as #5 at one point
i think dani has one more good year left in her. she will probably end 2012 ranked in the top 28 and she doesn't have any clay court points to defend, so she could make it back to the top 15.
The good ol' days.
Crazy seeing Dokic at no. 8 that was a career high at what, age 19?
She was number 4 in august of that year
Sharapova the center of attention, as always.
Serena wears the red dress better LOL
Didn't even notice Sharapova at first. She blends too much with the background
LOL, another great prediction by NA!
Stosur is one of the biggest chokers of the WTA and she makes tons of UE's. As long as Wozniacki is able to stay in there and keep on getting balls back to Stosur, Wozniacki has a good chance to win. Keep getting balls back and let Stosur make the error which she likely will.
yes, well done genius, particularly since the match is over and Woz won...
Are you referring to me? If so, I would not bet on Stosur to win any final pretty much no matter who her opponent is. Stosur, with her serve and forehand should be able to soundly defeat Wozniacki, but because Stosur is a huge choker in finals and because Wozniacki is more sound mentally than Stosur and never gives up, I would think Woznaicki would always have a good chance against Stosur. To put it into perspective, Woz at 22 now has 20 WTA titles and Stosur at 28 has a measly 3 WTA titles(yes I know one of those titles is a slam.) Stosur, with her skills should clearly have more titles than that. The reason she does not is she is a huge choker!
I said if Stosur played like total crap (which she did and which I said knowing her is always quite possible) Wozniacki had a 30% chance to win, which is a reasonable chance. Making stupid points is what you do best though, so continue on with your no life journey.
Good comeback! What are you, two years old? :???:
You made it sound like no matter how Stosur plays, bad or good, she was going to win the match. You failed to take into account that Stosur is the biggest choker in the women's game. Wozniacki, despite the fact that she has no big shots that should trouble Stosur, has a much stronger mind than Stosur. Stosur has 3 titles total, and Caroline has 20 and they are 6 years apart in age. That says it all even though I know Stosur has a slam and Caroline does not.
All Caroline had to do was stay in there and get a lot of balls back and she knew Stosur would make errors, which she did. In addition, Wozniacki was playing a little more aggressively (for her) in this match at certain points and had some good shots both fh and bh.
Admit it, you are not always good at making predictions. Two years ago when I joined this forum, you were saying Djokovic would never win another slam. Now you are saying he will win slams for the next six years!
What about your prediction that Federer would never win W this year?
You know the expression, quit while you are ahead?
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