Where do I start?
This match made my whole Summer, GEORGATOU VS. KOLAR. I will never forget this match for the rest of my life
Nastja “Nasty” Kolar is such a bitch
. You have to see her live to believe it. There is seriously something wrong with this girl. Before the match I was excited not only for Eirini, but because I thought Nastja had potential to be a fave of mine in the future. Well that won’t happen ever. I hope she matures one day, because she is worse than An.Rodionova and Zahlavova-Strycova
. This match had everything. I wish it was televised. I was sitting right by Kolar’s camp and she had like 10-12 people cheering for her and Georgatou had maximum 5, unlike last year where she had like 15. So to start, Georgatou’s grunt will be made fun of in the future
. I don’t remember it being like this when I saw her last year. Her grunt reminds me of Petkovic’s. Kolar has no grunt, instead she does this weird thing where she bites her lip every time she hit’s the ball
. So Kolar’s camp was coaching her the whole time, talking to her in Slovenian (or is it Serbo-Croatian?). Anyways sometimes when they would say “Ajde” and “Bravo” it was obvious they were just trying to pump her up, which I think was fine, but when Kolar was talking to them in Slovenian and they were having conversation back, it was so pathetic. The umpire told them to stop but they kept on going and he didn’t even care. Seriously, I’m not joking, it was so bad. One time during a changeover she walked right to them and talked to them and they gave her advice and no one did anything about it
. I wish they would enforce this rule more. TBH, I thought Eirini was going to lose since she was coming back from injury, and I always bring bad luck to Greek players and I never saw one win live, but I’m so glad she won this match. Kolar has a nice serve. The stats don’t lie, she had 11 aces. But if there was hawkeye then she only had like 6-8, but still good. Her forehand is a huge weapon and her backhand really isn’t that strong but not a liability either. She reminds me of a young Ana Ivanovic with a similar style of play. EVA ASDERAKI came and watched the match and she looked great. She had her hair down and looked like a supermodel
. The stats from the match are obviously wrong. Georgatou didn’t have 0 winners and Kolar only 11, there were much more
. Kolar had more winners but also more UE. Now for Eirini, she is just solid. No huge weapons, but she plays well and sort of reminds me of Jie Zheng. Her forehand is really nice and her backhand can also do some damage, but she has a height disadvantage
. She also volleys perfectly. She hit some nice volleys in the match, especially one which was a behind-the-back drop volley, it was a sick shot
. Anyways, Georgatou can be annoying for some, constantly screaming Allez, Pame, Ajde/Haide, Come on, Vamos, etc. That really got to Kolar’s head and she kept laughing at Eirini whenever she would cheer for Kolar’s UE’s. Kolars coaches are assholes. Not only was it gross that some of them were barefoot, but two of them kept on making fun of Eirini and she hit a really bad serve that landed near the baseline and they were dying laughing, which I thought was inappropriate as the coaches of her opponent. They were just so annoying and one time Eirini put a ball up her skirt and her skirt was stuck on her shirt so one of her legs showed more skin than the other and I was laughing because she didn’t realize until a few points later, but they were just so immature
. They thought she was so stupid and I’m glad Kolar lost. Nastja was just rude to Eirini the whole time. There was one point in the match where Eirini was cheering all of Kolar’s UE’s and then Eirini hit a nice winner and then Kolar said something like “Bravo, now you know when to cheer”
. Georgatou was so polite with the ballkids though. She would say “towel please” and “thank you”. One time Georgatou hit a let cord winner and Kolar was so frustrated and Georgatou not only held up her hand, but she said “Sorry!” so I thought that was very sportsmanlike of her IMO. Wow, this report is such a mess and so unorganized
. Next time I should take notes to make it easier
. And after Kolar won the second set, Eirini took a bathroom break and I had to walk around because I was so nervous and my legs fell asleep. Luckily when I came back I found a different seat right behind Eirini’s chair and it was the best decision I made. More people came in and by the end of the match all of the stands were full (there was only one side with stands though, but they were full and a lot of people were standing behind and some even standing on the bleachers on the next court, and it really was a great match IMO with many long rallies. Everyone there wanted Kolar except for a few Greeks like myself, Georgatou’s camp, and a few other Greeks here and there. There were these three Greeks in front of me during the third set and they were so stupid. They knew NOTHING about tennis and just came to see a Greek, which was fine by me, and you could tell they were Greek since one had a Greek football NT kit on and when Eirini would say “Allez” they all thought she was saying “Nai”, which has the same ending sound as “Allez”, but it actually sounded like it could be true since “Nai” means “Yes” in Greek so she was celebrating like that, but I obviously knew she was saying “Allez”. Also those people were obviously drunk by looking at them.
Time for a new paragraph. Eirini raced out to a 5-2* lead in the third set, but the crowd was still behind Kolar, even non-Slovenians. Everyone kept on calling Eirini the annoying girl. Well at 5-2 things changed quickly. There was a nice little exchange during the changeover. After Eirini cheered one of Kolar’s UE’s on GP, Kolar said to Eirini loud and clear “WHAT THE FUCK IS YOUR PROBLEM?!”
. I was stunned and everyone was laughing and in shock. Kolar only got a warning for that, no point penalty. Then there were two really long games where Georgatou got robbed. Seriously, so many of Kolar’s serves were faults called aces. Probably like 3-5 of them were aces, and others first serves. In the game at 5-3*, Kolar hit two aces that were clearly out, and then she hit another serve that was clearly out and Eirini hit it into the net and then Eirini said “That was out, no?”, and it was clearly out. Even after Kolar said that to Eirini, everyone still was cheering for Kolar and called Eirini the annoying one still
. They were just idiotic, and I can’t believe they were all still supporting Kolar. The Slovenians I understand, but the rest? Anyways everyone walking by said “Greece vs. Slovakia”, “A Greek vs. a Slovakian”, “She’s from Greece and she’s from Slovakia”, etc. after seeing “GRE vs. SLO”. I heard that at least 5 times, like no “SLO” is Slovenia not Slovakia
. Not one person said Slovenia! Anyways, people might think Georgatou choked a little in the end, but she really didn’t, the chair umpires just gave aces to Kolar that really weren’t aces. By the end of the match I was a mess when Kolar held for 5-4*. But then IIRC Georgatou held to love, but I could be wrong. Right before Eirini’s MP, Kolar hit a shot into the net and smashed her racket. By then it looked like she was throwing in the towel and Eirini stayed calm and composed and won in the end and I still just don’t know how she did it, but she did and I was so happy it was one of my favorite matches of all time. I was surprised that Kolar actually shook hands with Eirini but in the end she was just laughing at Eirini’s fistpumps and swearing in Slovenian every point so she didn’t care. Oh, and one time Eirini hit a ball long and Kolar did a huge “Ajde!” to rub it in Eirini’s face
I must say I was impressed with Kolar’s attitude after the match. Some kid asked for a picture with her and she agreed, I thought she would just want to leave but she was nice to the fans, so she got some respect back for that. But Eirini was so nice to everyone, and only the Greeks cared about her. Everyone else was annoyed with her. Yes, I understand she was fistpumping like Ivanovic, but she wasn’t cursing and swearing and being rude and nasty like Kolar. Eirini did nothing wrong and I don’t know why she got so much hate from the crowd, but she was so happy that us Greeks stayed for her and the look on her face was so nice to see. I went up to her and so did other Greeks, and I got an autograph from her and some other Greek fans as well as my self got pics with her and she was really sweet and adorable. Seriously I would love to see her make it big one day, she is just so nice with the fans and I spoke to her in Greek congratulating her and thanking her for her autograph and picture and she talked to all of us in Greek and told us to be good and to come back on Thursday for her next match. I’m so excited and I hope I can go to her next match!