2022 Citi Open, Washington DC (WTA 250)

fundrazer

G.O.A.T.
Oooh. Kalinskaya took a moonball off the bounce for a winner. Don't normally see the girls try that, but it was a very nice shot. Think it was 4 points in a row in the breaker.
 

Mark-Touch

Hall of Fame
Google is expecting a quick match for Wang vs. Azarenka.
Five minutes!
They have their match starting at 8:30 pm Eastern.
Next match Samsonova vs. Raucanu at 8:35 pm Eastern, same court!
 

spystud

G.O.A.T.
Samsonova squeaks out the first in a breaker. Emma loves her some long sets.


Also, is there a stranger first name in the WTA top 100 than Liudmila?
 

Mark-Touch

Hall of Fame
Samsonova squeaks out the first in a breaker. Emma loves her some long sets.


Also, is there a stranger first name in the WTA top 100 than Liudmila?
Liudmila happens to be a very common Russian name.
Can't say Emma didn't have her chances to put that 1st set away. :confused:
 

Kralingen

G.O.A.T.
Samsonova is about one of the clearest PED transformations you’ll ever see in sports. Compare her now to a picture from 2019 or 2020. Seriously, look it up. It’s absurd.
 

D-Lite

Hall of Fame
Was it the BJK Cup final at the end of 2021 where Samsonova was the MVP and won it for Russia? She has serious credentials when she's in form. I think it's only a matter of time before she gets a big GS result.
 

Baseline_Bungle

Hall of Fame
Was it the BJK Cup final at the end of 2021 where Samsonova was the MVP and won it for Russia? She has serious credentials when she's in form. I think it's only a matter of time before she gets a big GS result.
Terribly ironic, considering she is as Italian as it gets. But the spiteful paper-pushers at the FIT went out of their way to make sure she wouldn't get her passport in time. Screw her, they figured, she'll never crack the top 200 anyways...
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Terribly ironic, considering she is as Italian as it gets. But the spiteful paper-pushers at the FIT went out of their way to make sure she wouldn't get her passport in time. Screw her, they figured, she'll never crack the top 200 anyways...
Wang is coming thru that one. samsonava is just too inconsistent
 

Baseline_Bungle

Hall of Fame
Wang is coming thru that one. samsonava is just too inconsistent
lol, OK, now I feel like I should put a few benjamins on Liuda.

Seriously though, she's not exactly inconsistent - she's just very introverted and sensitive, and the situation of the past few months has been very hard on her. But she seems to be regaining her confidence- I feel like she's got this.
 

Mark-Touch

Hall of Fame
Samsonova is about one of the clearest PED transformations you’ll ever see in sports. Compare her now to a picture from 2019 or 2020. Seriously, look it up. It’s absurd.
I don't know enough about PED's to comment, but she definitely has lost a lot of weight and plays as if she is possessed.
No emotion whatsoever.
 

spystud

G.O.A.T.
This one is over.

Very interesting decision to move these matches to Bally's, a channel most don't get in America.
 

fundrazer

G.O.A.T.
This one is over.

Very interesting decision to move these matches to Bally's, a channel most don't get in America.
Yeah...I was looking for the matches today and saw Tennis Channel had Pickleball on. big lol.

Was just gonna watch for a few minutes though. If I wanted a stream I know where to get one.
 

ttwreader

Hall of Fame
Samsonova beat Kanepi 4-6 6-3 6-3 to win the 2022 Citi Open. No celebration after winning the match point, the same way ER did at Wimby. Is this a new trend? :)
 

Baseline_Bungle

Hall of Fame
Samsonova beat Kanepi 4-6 6-3 6-3 to win the 2022 Citi Open. No celebration after winning the match point, the same way ER did at Wimby. Is this a new trend? :)
Maybe it's a subtle way to make a stand against the anti-Russian Cold War insanity that some demonic banksters have plunged the world into. I mean, we're living in a world where friggen Vika Azarenka, who at this point is as American as Starbucks, has been denied entry into the uber-dystopian Davos-controlled nightmare known as Canada. And Samsonova had to apply 3 times for a VISA just to come play this tournament, which is especially ironic considering she hasn't lived a day of her life in Russia.

Still, it's more likely that these subdued celebrations are just due to their personality. Either way, Brava Lyuda, well done!
 

ttwreader

Hall of Fame
Maybe it's a subtle way to make a stand against the anti-Russian Cold War insanity that some demonic banksters have plunged the world into. I mean, we're living in a world where friggen Vika Azarenka, who at this point is as American as Starbucks, has been denied entry into the uber-dystopian Davos-controlled nightmare known as Canada. And Samsonova had to apply 3 times for a VISA just to come play this tournament, which is especially ironic considering she hasn't lived a day of her life in Russia.

Still, it's more likely that these subdued celebrations are just due to their personality. Either way, Brava Lyuda, well done!
Didn't know she had to go through those.
 
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