Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by soyizgood, Feb 2, 2009.
haha no sorry i meant the part about getting broken right back
Safina won't play Miami as I suspected. That means Wozniacki and Kuznetsova will fight for #2 in Miami.
Indian Wells is still on, but this event has been strange to say the least. I'll save comments until after Miami because I suspect some more wacky results.
Assuming she doesn't lose early in Miami, Serena has such a huge lead she can likely skip Marabella and Charleston. I don't see anybody challenging Serena for #1 this year and the rest of the tour has nobody to blame but themselves. At least she manages her part-time schedule well.
That just makes two fewer tournaments to have to tank at.
BOMBSHELL! Serena withdraws from Miami. Talk about a wide open field now. Hopefully it will be better than the mess called Indian Wells this year.
interesting ... adding insult to injury ... doesnt play IW and doesnt play Miami .... she's really stacking up the fines .... but that's okay ...... she can afford much more ...... in fact, she can afford to retire ..... heck she owns a basketball team. what does she need with tennis???
She's pulling out due to injury, so there will be no fine. Serena wouldn't pull out of Miami unless it was legit, since that is a home tourney for her and she's always cared about it more than other Tier 1 events.
Why should Serena bother to play many events. The other women are such a mess now it is not like she has to worry about her ranking.
In her mind this like like the 5th slam, so she must be hurting, damn Its been too long since she played.
Im sure she will be doing promotion etc at the event though.
Pulling for Venus all he way in Miami hope she can keep up the good form.
I'll probably pull for Venus as well. She defended both of her titles and with the home crowd on her side, she'll be very difficult to beat. I'd rather have Venus win it than any of the folks playing the semifinals at Indian Wells...
WOW, Wozniacki moves up to no 2 regardsless of the final result and Jelena is back in the top 8 regardless.
I think this will be a long match.
Basically Wozniacki 2010 <= Haas 2002 in order to get to #2. Wozniacki has a slam F compared to Haas' slam SF, but at least he won a Master's event prior to getting #2.
я хочу сафину выиграть большои турнир. можeт быт, но она должна верить в себе. я Hе люблю её тренер.
I'm just practicing writing Russian. If I did it right, I wrote:
"I want Safina to win a big tournament. It's possible, but she must believe in herself. I don't like her coach."
I don't see why you have such a bent against Wozniacki that you just take cheap shots at her whenever. She did make a slam final, and you brush that off as if that's nothing. She did great at the YEC, still you gave her no credit. Now she makes IW final and makes #2 in the world and you still give her no respect. I understand you don't like her game, but that doesn't mean doing all the stuff you do to her. You know some of this gets old after a while. Just sayin...
Congrats to the well-deserved new World's #2.
Especialy when he gets irate if anyone does the same with Safina. Atleast Wozniacki has had many excellent tournaments in the last 8 months, as opposed to barely winning matches the last 8 months.
Lisicki retired for the 2nd straight event today w/ the left ankle injury. Same ankle she injured at the USO. Must be still bothering her.
She's somewhat injury prone and she's not even 21 yet. She's had wrist, hand, ankle ailments within the past year.
Fashion police need to arrest Rezai. Does she get her fashion advice from Sharapova?
She is just so erratic to watch and even more difficult to root for.
Li was up 3-1 in the tie-breaker, then loses the final six points. WTA girls are doing their thing again....
Molik loses to Szavay 6/0 6/0, WTF.
For someone with such a great serve she only won 12% (2 of 17) of her FIRST SERVE points, and 31% (5 of 16). I know she is on her comeback, but just 2 points??? Man thats terrible.
She has 52% in and only 1 double fault (excellent for the girls), so did Szavay play great or did Molik just fade away???
Its just too unpredicatable in the WTA today, and the worst thing is that noone would be too shoked it Szavay lost her next match by the same scoreline.
I do love the drama that is the WTA though.
Fair dinkum...Molik is hopeless
Big time under achiever
should have been a contender for titles but just so dissapointing
Stosur and herslef are great athletes but just no brains!!!
Venus 4-2 down to Cirstea,of all people, ill be so p1ssed if she loses even a set
quite in keeping with the french catwalk!
Ula (the cuter sister) Radwanska is going to have spine surgery. Hopes to be playing after Wimbledon. Similar injury as Safina's.
Damn, good luck to her and I hope the op goes well, and she fit soon. She seems to be the more aggressive Radwanska (from the little ive seen of her), with similar power to Agi. Both have solid games.
I would add Li. Breaks into the top 10 following a good run at the Australian and hasn't won a tournament match convincingly since, getting top 10 seeds in tournaments and still going out to much lower ranked players. She has the tools, in fact on her game she could probably beat everybody with few exceptions on the current tour...but her head is just all over the place and she is never consistent.
I forgot to put Li on the list even though I did declare her to be on it. On a good day, she can slay a top 5 player. It's just those other days where she forgets that the goal is to put the ball inside the lines. That and she has no plan B except blast or be burned doing so.
MJMS could not covert 3 MP and goes on to lose to Safarova. Azarenka will likely send Safarova a big "Thank You" note.
Peer is proving to be a top 20 player again. Beat down Kudryavtseva 6.1 6.0 in 44 minutes. GL vs Clijsters.
I want Shahar to win so badly. I get too see her an Kim play on Sunday since i am flying down to Florida today!!!! I will be seeing everyone who played on Friday since im going to the day and night matches
Dementieva will NEVER win a slam. I'm glad I had no expectations for her in Miami. Otherwise I might have broken something. She's one of the most fit players on the tour, but one of the most mentally fragile ones as well. She's Venus', Jankovic's, Sharapova's, and Henin's lapdog.
Oh no!!!! I hope this doesn't end her career. Somebody lost 6-0, 6-0???? Now THAT'S embarassing!
Szavay just lost to Kuzzie, winning only 5 games total. She won 0% of her second serve points which is horrendous, it really is.
I feel for Dementieva, had bad must your luck be to draw Henin as your WC opponent again so early in a tournament.
Woz has been struggling at Miami.. exchanging breadsticks with Kirilenko...YIKES
Woz should be OK as Makiri is becoming a headcase now.
Peer got destroyed by Clijsters. Glad I didn't get to see that.
I'll update the list later today.
Li has been added.
Radwanska could work her way off the list pending her results between now and the FO.
Vaidisova's soul has been examined by the TT coroner's office, but it appears Radek has paid off the victim's family.
Radwanska lately seems to have found some semblance of game lately. Good Showing At IW and now playing well in Miami, who would have thought. I have her written off as another promising but flaky teen and now the potential to be a good player is showing again, but I agree we will need to see what happens in the coming weeks.
Woz has been struggling at Miami but I have to wonder how much of that is a result of her run at IW, its tough for players to have deep runs at both tournies, given the depth of the fields(well everybody is there anyway) and as close to grand slam as you get bracketing. The Kirilenko match was painful, but Woz in that match actually pulled off some really spectacular shots(coming from her) that I really didn't think she had. Still, she needs to win this if she wants to really stamp herself as a true top level competitor and not have her US Open run deemed a fluke.
And I agree on Elena, twice she gets knifed by having Henin as a 2nd round opponent at a tournament, in Australia after winning Sydney and then here in Miami. I mean, she has never been close to having Henin figured out and she knows it, just bad luck. Granted she doesn't handle these situations well, but still, that kind of bad luck doesn't help. Maybe somewhere down the line she'll get a little bit better fortune in exchange, or maybe this is her sacrifice for her other successes this year.
but I agree we will need to see what happens in the coming weeks.
yeah the same here.. changes might occur but well lets just wait and see..
Ivanovic says she won't play for Serbia in their Fed Cup tie... Come on, Ana! It's not like your crammed for time or going deep at events. Probably spent more time flying from Europe to USA than she did in her matches at IW and Miami.
JJ is the REAL leader of the Serbs. Which isn't saying much...
Kuznetsova is full meltdown mode, I keep hoping she will get her sh1t together I just wish that when she packs her rackets to go on court, that woul pack her brain one in a while too.
She is 6/3 5/0 down to Bartoli.
EDIT: The trainer is checking Kuzzy's back/shoulder. It must be real as she never does this. And the medics gone again, cant be too serious.
^^^ Kuz is scared of being possibly #2 again. She seriously does not do well when seeded as a favorite for an event. Bartoli is not a pushover, but Kuz at B level should still prevail.
I did declare her the Queen of Headcases on this thread. Anyone want to dispute that now? I doubt Dementieva and Ivanovic could contest this argument...:shock:
She is too me! She tourtured her fans time and time again yet I still want her to reach her potential.
And there we have it, top seed blown off the court in less than an hour 6/3 6/0, maybe (hopefully) she can get her season going in the CC season.
She is one heck of a headcase!!!
Kuznetsova lives up to her reputation.
Kuznetsova is an early retirement waiting to happen; she seems to have become a tennis player just to do something/make money, but she has never exhibited a champion's energy and drive. This is not to say all players act alike (or should), but even the seemingly stoic Lendl would break that perception with visible fire (or dislike) of being challenged when facing the likes of McEnroe or Becker.
In Kuznetsova's case, no matter the opponent, she is the same, low-to-no energy boulder tumbling around the court, who seems to be content stumbling her way to a slam final---or being defeated early on. Right now, she's just a better-known placeholder for the forthcoming generation.
As of right now on the tour I agree, Ivanovic just has been terrible for 2 years, and its not all her head at this point, her once pinpoint at times shots that won her the french are gone, her fitness seems to have slipped off (she struggled with movement more now).
Elena has had good form, but has drawn Henin early twice, she has 2 titles this year, so its not like she is losing early everwhere...her 2 earliest loses have been to Henin, a player who she simply has never had enough tools to beat. I mean she was pretty dominant in defending Sydney, and won another title (albeit not as convincingly and against much lower ranked players).
I really can't think of another nominee, Safina and Zvonareva are definitely headcases as well, but Zovnareva at least keeps herself in check a little more than Kuzzy and with Safina again, all her problems would not simply be solved with fixing her mental state. Kuzzy has all these tools, but she simply cannot perform well when expected to, she kind of reminds me of how Mauresmo always struggled at the French, except Kuzzy does it everywhere. Your right, Kuzzy should not be losing to Bartoli type players, granted Bartoli has worked hard and improved aspects of her game, but on paper...it should be Kuzzy 9 times out of 10 based on peak playing ability.....Kuzzy just needs to get it together...I am predicting an early exit at the french this year for her. Unless something changes I don't see her finishing better than the 4th round there this year.
Crud. I say this and she eats a breadstick courtesy of Stosur. Stosur is like a shorty Karlovic of the WTA... all serve and not much else.
Kuznetsova is the best WTA player on clay. There's a good chance she'll get her act together once they travel back to Europe.
Not saying much considering the women's CC field the last 2 years. And now I expect Henin to return to the top of clay once the CC season begins.
I too expect Henin to win the French this year. The question is whether she can win any of the other slams. She blew a great chance in Australia, she wont win Wimbledon IMO, so her only chance to win 2 slams this year is the U.S Open. The only years she win 2 were the French and U.S Open double anyway though.
No mention of Hantuchova? She played very well today. She hasn't played this well in ages. She did good.
Zvonareva was a joke last night against Henin. It looked like she gave up on the match once Henin got up 2 - 0. At least she provided some drama when she smashed herself in the head with her racquet multiple times. The woman needs a combination of meds and a on court psychologist.
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