Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by Duncan Bell, Feb 12, 2013.
i wouldn't mind a bit of radwanska/ivanovic action...
Kuznetsova will be embarrassed about this loss.
Gives Sugar a w/o in the next round...
Stosur did play very well today though for the most part. Was nice to see.
Petrova vs Kvitova...could be a close one this.
Two error machines.
I can't believe I ever thought Kvitova was a great player. Fluke performance at Wimbledon when she won it.
Wow. All top 8 seeds except Kerber (who lost respectably to Barthel) in the quarters. The WTA really is starting to build up some goodwill again.
Some interesting match-ups.
- Vika/Errani should be done in under an hour.
- Aga/Woz hard to predict. Aga 1.0 was Woz's puppet. Now that there is a chance that Woz 1.5 has emerged, how will it turn out against Aga 2.0.
- Stosur/Maria - Sam on could give her trouble (what is their H2H?) Here's hoping it's a decent match, but you gotta go with the favorite.
- Serena/Kvitova - Serena's had a lot more "on" days than Kvitova these days, and Serena's "off" days aren't nearly as bad as Kvitova's. Still, if both show up....who knows.
No I am not bitter, I am not a Serena fan but the truth is the truth and the truth is Sloane is overrated.
And Barthel lost respectably to Stosur. So all is respectable there..
We have to figure out how Errani hangs with big girls so well..
Didn't see the match, but Kvitova's score against Petrova almost scared me again..
Yes things are getting more interesting in women's tennis..
Yes yes yes..
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Steady Errani, like Aga, will always have a chance against someone like Kvitova, Stosur, Li, even Maria on an off day.
But Vika is as steady as Errani, plus has a killer's instinct when she has to. That is why Vika is such a bad matchup for most of the defensive players.
can't hide.. my adrenalin is already rising for Kvitova-Serena clash tomorrow.
agree.. tomorrow's showdown depends on which Kvitova shows up.
make it good Petra, make it good.
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Yeah. That has about a 15% chance of being the match of the season. And an 85% chance of being unwatchable.
I watched part of Barthel-Woz match, i would not go that far calling Woz 1.5, if anything she is 0.95
Plus, Aga won last 2 matches in straight, and last time she lost to inform Woz was in 3 tight sets
Admittedly, I haven't seen her much this year. Just giving her the benefit of the doubt. Oops. :mrgreen:
Stosur certainly has a chance at beating Sharapova with the way Maria is serving. 9 double faults today.
Azarenka may as well have been given a walk-over. If Radwanska loses to Wozniacki then she should re-evaluate her career. Stosur likely to get straight-setted in little over an hour. The only interesting matchup would be from Serena/Petra, and that's because Serena hasn't served great this tournament and is assuming Kvitova plays up to her potential. I still smell a straight set Serena victory.
she is and she isn't. she has talent but just like my two favs, fed and serena after their big wins over sampras and hingis, it took them a while to dominate. but that being said she wouldn't have beaten a healthy serena.
I really hope Serena retires soon, i get sick of her winning all the time. May sound a bit bitter but i feel a lot of other people feel the same way.
not her career, her mental approach and her coaching
in one match she can be such a chameleon
she has tools to beat anyone on WTA, yes, even the big hitters
but she is not mentally ready for that, not yet and that's why I said the above
Your posts are pretty creepy sometimes.
She didn't win the AO. And no, I'm not sure many people hope she retires soon, she's great.
Agree with this more than other assessments, but think it's a little hard line...
Rad losing to a resurgent (overstating it maybe) Wozni wouldn't be 'what's wrong with her' status. It'd be disappointing for her, but no time to hand the tennis bat to Ursula.
Sugar and Vika (<3) I agree with, w/o territory. And yes, expecting a Serena beat down but hoping for Kvitova to turn up
lol ... good one!
K so .... why do aussies call matches "games"
not all the time but at least half the time when it's an aussie talking they'll say, for example, "that was a great game," when what they're referring to is actually a match.
aussies are the only ones who do that AFAIK . . .
Now that, I cannot answer. There are probably more substantial things to worry about though, even in tennis. And, it's 11 months until the Australian Open, so you won't be exposed to it for a while.
Back to the tennis - I'm looking forward to the QueenVictoriaus' game against Errani, should be an easy one for her to win.
pfffff ... "queen" just doesnt fit her. she's more of a mean girl on steroids. i give her credit for grit and guts and fight, but she's rotten with that hindrance hoot of hers. still, she's not as loud as shriekapova, so gotta be thankful for small things.
p.s. that answer about aussies makes me suspicious that you are not one. either that or you're a newbie tennis fan ... which is it? :???:
I'm not an Aussie.
People here just don't understand that this is her way of communicating with her disciples to alert them of Impending Victori.
Sugar wins the first set. I can't see it, but I'm going to assume that Stosur doesn't even look likely.
Looks like I was wrong about Stosur...take 2 points in first 3 games of second...:shock:
And then breaks back! A meaningless break back, no doubt.
I'm liking Kvitova over Serena today for some reason.
Dangerous...can't see it myself.
Viky 4-1 up first set over Errani. She opened the door briefly for the Italian, for fun, before shreiking it shut in her face.
Although I would love you to be right, please. Want Vika at #1 for as long as possible.
Let's go Petra! Keep that first serve % up!!
Indeed. Been two w/o matches so far for Zlatarenka and Sugar; hope this one can remain close...
Kvitova dominating. This is how she played at Wimbledon such a long, long time ago. This is why I thought she would be so great but she can't sustain it I guess...
totally different kvitty than she was against robson ... woot ... thank goodness ..... lookin calm and cool ... main thing she needs to do is keep her errors down and move serena around ..... kvitty consolidates her break .... serene serving to stay in the set 2-5, started shrieking when she was about to go down a break, but it didnt help, so s.williams back to playing quiet ... nice ... deuce
Serena ready to tank?
She's playing a rare player that who, when on her game, is better than Serena.
S.williams doing the hindrance shriek again manages to avoid a couple BP to hold 3-5
First set to Kvitova. Playing great today.
Sweet. Zlatarenka could keep her #1 at this rate. It'll be a good night for RedFoo.
Got a feeling Williams is going to take this set, playing alot better now
Petra's level has dropped and the errors are creeping in. Probably loses the 3rd set badly unless she can find form again.
It's a shame considering how well she played in the first set
Serena can't land a 1st serve this game... Down 2 BP...
Kvitova breaks for 2-0.
Yes Petra! Up a break in the 3rd.
Triple BP for Serena. Couple of solid FH winners.
On serve. 2-1 PK.
Just so mentally weak. Broken at love after not being able to find a first serve.
I don't think Kvitova believes she can beat Serena...
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