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Duncan Bell 02-18-2013 01:50 AM

The Dolls in Dubai
 
The poetically named Dubai Duty Free is upon us.
Why they do another (not so prestigious) 6 day Premier the day after Doha, I have no idea, but they do.

Surprised The Undefeatable Vichka and Female RedFoo are here, but I wonder if it's because the rankings are so damn tight. ReRe currently is 265 points ahead of Victoria, and neither of them have any points to defend :shock:!
This is a Sugar-Free tournament, so the gap between 2nd and 3rd (600pts) is about to get wider. AgRad is defending so she's gonna fall even further behind the top 3. Tough life for Female Ferrer.

Points to defend:


Vika 0
Serena 0

AgRad 470
Kerber 0
Errani 130
Kvitova 0
Woz 200
Stosur 120
Ivanovic 120

The Supreme Battle for The Throne of Glory

Serena to keep No.1:
  • Make the final.
  • Make the QF or SF and Victoria finishes as anything other than Champion.
  • Loses her first match but Victoria has a pedicure and does make the final

Victoria to reclaim her (rightful! :twisted:) crown:
  • Beat anyone but Serena in the final.
  • Lose in the final but Serena loses in the first match.

Li Na misses out because of injury, Sugar is being treated for a glucose-overdose (kidding, where is she?).



Another chance for Stephens, Robson, Barthel etc. to impress. Will they take it?

Remember, strong is beautiful.

Duncan Bell 02-18-2013 02:07 AM

Early start! Stephens is already up and about against 22yr-old Cirstea, who is no-ones mug. Should be a good one!

Relinquis 02-18-2013 03:25 AM

Choke time for Stephens?

Duncan Bell 02-18-2013 03:30 AM

Stephens 1 set up, and on serve 3-4. Hardly choke form :)

Relinquis 02-18-2013 03:32 AM

haha... Umpire messed up the score!

players had to correct her... how embarrassing.

Duncan Bell 02-18-2013 03:37 AM

2 set points Cirstea!

Relinquis 02-18-2013 03:38 AM

Deuce now!

Duncan Bell 02-18-2013 03:40 AM

1-1. Interesting.

Relinquis 02-18-2013 03:43 AM

coaching during matches on WTA always seems odd to me. it doesn't matter how many times i see it.

Relinquis 02-18-2013 03:58 AM

Cirstea up a break in the third, but facing a break point.

Relinquis 02-18-2013 04:12 AM

Cirstea wins... 5-7, 6-3, 6-2.

Duncan Bell 02-18-2013 04:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Relinquis (Post 7221901)
Choke time for Stephens?

You must be a prophet

tipsytennis 02-18-2013 04:49 AM

Zakopalova had two breaks but couldn't hold either one, dearly me

Duncan Bell 02-18-2013 04:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tipsytennis (Post 7221978)
Zakopalova had two breaks but couldn't hold either one, dearly me

It's almost as if we're watching the WTA.

She's probably still dizzy from the shock of beating Stephens last week. I know I am.

tipsytennis 02-18-2013 05:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duncan Bell (Post 7221981)
It's almost as if we're watching the WTA.

She's probably still dizzy from the shock of beating Stephens last week. I know I am.

I've seen a lot of mug players in ATP too :) The only reason people usually say the WTA is inconsistent and no holds of serve etc; is only because they don't have powerful serves like men. Zako the better player though i think, Bartolis service motion is already making me itch :evil:

tipsytennis 02-18-2013 05:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Relinquis (Post 7221945)
Cirstea wins... 5-7, 6-3, 6-2.

Surpriing, wouldn't have been suprised if she totally lost it in the end, never known Cirstea to cope wll under preasure. You never know what you're gonna get with her.

tipsytennis 02-18-2013 05:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duncan Bell (Post 7221861)
The poetically named Dubai Duty Free is upon us.
Why they do another (not so prestigious) 6 day Premier the day after Doha, I have no idea, but they do.

Surprised The Undefeatable Vichka and Female RedFoo are here, but I wonder if it's because the rankings are so damn tight. ReRe currently is 265 points ahead of Victoria, and neither of them have any points to defend :shock:!
This is a Sugar-Free tournament, so the gap between 2nd and 3rd (600pts) is about to get wider. AgRad is defending so she's gonna fall even further behind the top 3. Tough life for Female Ferrer.

Points to defend:


Vika 0
Serena 0

AgRad 470
Kerber 0
Errani 130
Kvitova 0
Woz 200
Stosur 120
Ivanovic 120

The Supreme Battle for The Throne of Glory

Serena to keep No.1:
  • Make the final.
  • Make the QF or SF and Victoria finishes as anything other than Champion.
  • Loses her first match but Victoria has a pedicure and does make the final

Victoria to reclaim her (rightful! :twisted:) crown:
  • Beat anyone but Serena in the final.
  • Lose in the final but Serena loses in the first match.

Li Na misses out because of injury, Sugar is being treated for a glucose-overdose (kidding, where is she?).



Another chance for Stephens, Robson, Barthel etc. to impress. Will they take it?

Remember, strong is beautiful.

Na Li is out with an Ankle injury

Duncan Bell 02-18-2013 05:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tipsytennis (Post 7221987)
I've seen a lot of mug players in ATP too :) The only reason people usually say the WTA is inconsistent and no holds of serve etc; is only because they don't have powerful serves like men. Zako the better player though i think, Bartolis service motion is already making me itch :evil:

Well, that's it. I wasn't making a comment on the standard of WTA (woe betide), more on the fact that holding/breaking serve does not carry the same gravitas. It's more of a race to 6.

Duncan Bell 02-18-2013 05:37 AM

Looking forward to Robson vs Russian Robson later on. Should be a win for the former, but who knows; she disappointed in Doha so this is a chance to get back on track.

Relinquis 02-18-2013 05:38 AM

bartoli should come into the net a few times after returning those second serves. she's half way there anyway...


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