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Re: ~~~Welcome to Vikaland~~~ - Vikalume 2.

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Re: •~~~Welcome to Vikaland~~~ • - Vikalume 2.

How about Aga vs Sabine and Marion vs Kirsten for a GS SF lineup?

I'd be so happy if Marion would win this. Who are you guys rooting for now?
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Yep. Semifinalists Sabine Lisicki vs Agnieszka Radwanska and Marion Bartoli vs Kirsten Flipkens. One of them will win the first Grand Slam title in Wimbledon 2013, and I hope it will be Sabine...
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ABA (anyone but Aga). I don't even dislike her, just think her tennis is overrated. The way the commentators talk you'd think she was einstein on the court

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ABA (anyone but Aga). I don't even dislike her, just think her tennis is overrated. The way the commentators talk you'd think she was einstein on the court
Fully agree. I used to like Aga back when she was still playing with variety, but her change to full-on pusher since mid-2011 and her bitter comments towards Vika at the start of 2012 have really cooled me off. If she was as smart as she's made out to be, she wouldn't serve every 2nd serve into Vika's BH like she always does. Her 'little magician' reputation among commentators like Chris Bradnam make me puke.
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Re: •~~~Welcome to Vikaland~~~ • - Vikalume 2.

Aga should win this given her experience and ranking. If she doesn't she's never winning a slam.

That said, I don't want her to win because it'll go to her head so fast and she didn't have to beat anyone incredibly dangerous (outside of streaky Na) to take the title. This line up is like that of a decimated tier 2 tournament. That and it'll go to the heads of some of her more arrogant fans.
But I really can't root for any of the other players, to be honest. I'm glad I'll be working the morning of the finals.

I just can't believe this is the line up for the semifinals. I mean seriously. I've been in this sport for ten years and where the hell was this draw when I wanted Davenport to win that elusive fourth slam? Oh no, she had to play the Williams.

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I predict Sabine to self destruct in 3 sets hitting 89 winners to Aga's 5 and 120 UEs to Aga's 3 or something like that. This is a typical Aga tournament now with all the top players out and her left to pick up the pieces. I'd be surprised if she didn't win tbh. It's just a shame that she has so many obnoxious Vika-hating fans who'd be having a field day now that at least Petra's delusional stans have been silenced a little bit. I seriously wouldn't want that to happen. As for the rest I agree with what you guys said.
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Re: •~~~Welcome to Vikaland~~~ • - Vikalume 2.

Well I really want Sabine to win now.

I am shocked at how big a favourite she is to win this thing now though.
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Re: Kvitova. It shows how many pundits really don't pay any attention to what is going on in the tournament or in recent history with so many picking her after Serena went out. I never thought she was going to win and I can't see how anyone who has been watching tennis this year or this tournament could pick her. There seems to be this idea that just because you are winning matches you are back to form, this isn't actually true though, winning matches doesn't automatically = back to your best like some seem to think.
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Re: •~~~Welcome to Vikaland~~~ • - Vikalume 2.

It's as if a lot of people thought she'd just flick the switch after mugging it through all tournament, and she comes up against Flipkens who didn't waste her chances like CSN or Makarova did.

Don't mind seeing Flipkens in the SF at all, it's a rather positive story.
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Re: •~~~Welcome to Vikaland~~~ • - Vikalume 2.

Newsreaders reading out tennis players' names is the absolute worst.

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ABA +1 Now Sabine has a golden opportunity. It's also gratifying if Marion can make it, just like Francesca won 2010 RG. Kirsten played deftly and deserved the SF. I've never picked Kvitova
as well but all ppl around me chose her, it's really over my head. Don't want Aga, in both emotionwise and game style. This professional pusher always makes me sleepy.
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Re: ~~~Welcome to Vikaland~~~ - Vikalume 2.

Now im really over watching matches in this Wimbledon. Anyone but Radwanska is fine by me. Simply because of the bad comments she had about Vika in the past. Which i think is just because she can't win that matchup.

She is a good player though. Just prefer it if she is without a grand slam.
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Re: •~~~Welcome to Vikaland~~~ • - Vikalume 2.

Any news from vika's camp?
It is really worrying me now.

Re Wimbledon: I am preparing to get devastated again when sabine flops to none other than aga after taking serena out and reminds me for a thousandth time what a lost opportunity it was for vika.

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Any news from vika's camp?
It is really worrying me now.
Read in the cheering thread, Hyacinth found some hopefully good news.
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