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Angry Pennetta at Rodionova....

Angry Pennetta reaches Bali quarter-finals

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Flavia Pennetta of Italy talks to referee during her match against Anastasia Rodionova of Rusia at WTA Bali Open Tennis Tournament at Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, Thursday, Sept 11, 2008.

BALI (Reuters) - Flavia Pennetta converted her anger at opponent Anastasia Rodionova into aces, beating the Russian 6-3 7-5 to reach the quarter-finals of the Bali Classic on Thursday.

The third-seeded Italian was incensed when Rodionova called for medical attention when leading 5-2 in the second set and waved away the explanation from an official.

After Rodionova applied ice to her neck and had her blood pressure checked she continued but then called for attention again after losing the next two games. When play resumed a second time Rodionova barely competed, allowing Pennetta to fire five aces in her next two service games to complete her victory.

"I was angry," Pennetta told reporters. "A match like this is not good for the public. The last three or four games were very bad to watch.

"For me, if you are like this on the court it is better that you go. If you have any problem and you cannot play, you cannot play. That's it. You go."

Pennetta struggled with consistency, and her fragile advantage in the first set was exposed in the second. Having broken to lead 5-3 on her sixth break point she had to fight off a break point as she served for the first set, and then fell behind 4-0 in the second.

"I was 4-0 down and I didn't breathe at all," said Pennetta, blaming a long rally at the beginning of the set. "I was so tired. At 4-0 I started to feel a little better and breathe a little more and the match started to change."

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Flavia is the best...many russian players do this kinda of play like there are in theater...even in Rolland Garros one makes the same thing...I hate this kinda things!

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Re: Angry Pennetta at Rodionova....

well but exactly what was wrong with rodionova? And again many people apparantly prefer players to stay on the court until the match even if they cant compete.. So maybe many would be happy for her decision..

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did she really mean what she said - that all injured or unhealthy players should retire from their matches without even calling a trainer..?


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did she really mean what she said - that all injured or unhealthy players should retire from their matches without even calling a trainer..?
Rodionova called the trainer twice.
Flavia hit 5 aces in her last 2 service games, considering Flavia's serve that must mean Rodionova wasn't even trying to hit these returns, so I think she has a point in what she's saying. It might have been smarter to shut up though

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What the hell Flavia?

Rodionova did nothing wrong. People always find something to complain about. When players retire, people complain. When players are badly injured yet slug it out until the end, people complain.

I love Flavia and don't particularly like Rodionova, but to Flavia and to Rodionova for toughing it out.


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Re: Angry Pennetta at Rodionova....

I dont know what she's rantinng for. Even if Rodionova tanked the match by the end, it doesnt shed light on Flavia's professionalism and integrity in the slightest. Realistically though, Rodionova did well to not bale out with injury. She stuck around to give her opponent the satisfaction of winning a match.

If Flavia doesnt like that well that's just plain bizarre
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Rodionova should just
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Re: Angry Pennetta at Rodionova....

I don't get it. Is she saying the players shouldn't call for the trainer? If Rodionova was ill/injured she did bloody well to actually stay out there and take the loss!

Pretty silly from Pennetta!

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Re: Angry Pennetta at Rodionova....

For once i agree with Rodionova. If she called for the trainer when she was leading 5-2, something must have been wrong. If she was behind 5-2, then i could Flavia complaining.

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