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Derek.
Oct 2nd, 2009, 08:19 PM
Vika and her awful luck with draws. :o

hellas719
Oct 2nd, 2009, 10:18 PM
:sad:
GL!:scared:

JadeFox
Oct 3rd, 2009, 08:42 AM
I refuse to acknowledge this draw. Nope. I will ignore it. :(

GL Vika!

Vikapower
Oct 3rd, 2009, 10:16 AM
Personally I'm not going to watch Vika get beaten by Maria or Maria get beaten by Vika just because some stupid Beijing organizers can't even make a correct draw. Nonetheless as Maria won Tokyo I'll be pulling for Vika to go further in Beijing, she really needs it...
I still just can't believe my 2 favs ever are going to fight themselves just for 3rd round :sobbing: :sobbing:

Nina.
Oct 3rd, 2009, 10:18 AM
I refuse to acknowledge this draw. Nope. I will ignore it. :(

GL Vika!

That's the right attitude :haha:

VIKA?
Oct 3rd, 2009, 10:27 AM
Azarenka vs. Govortsova

Vika got Govortsova. She should win but we will see...

Nina.
Oct 3rd, 2009, 10:28 AM
She better wins that :awww:

Break My Rapture
Oct 3rd, 2009, 10:30 AM
Best of luck against Olga.:scared:

VIKA?
Oct 3rd, 2009, 02:22 PM
COURT 7 Starting At: 11:00 AM
Elena VESNINA (RUS) vs Melinda CZINK (HUN)
Olga GOVORTSOVA (BLR) vs Victoria AZARENKA (BLR)
Shahar PEER (ISR) vs Ekaterina MAKAROVA (RUS)

VIKA?
Oct 3rd, 2009, 02:22 PM
Court 7:bowdown: The organization is so f awesome:hearts:

Nina.
Oct 3rd, 2009, 02:30 PM
I guess there is no camera, right? :o

VIKA?
Oct 3rd, 2009, 02:37 PM
I guess there is no camera, right? :o

Right.

I'm starting to love this tournament, amazing draw,amazing organization,cameras on every court:inlove:

Nina.
Oct 3rd, 2009, 02:43 PM
China Open is Love :hearts:

Break My Rapture
Oct 3rd, 2009, 03:41 PM
COURT 7 Starting At: 11:00 AM
Elena VESNINA (RUS) vs Melinda CZINK (HUN)
Olga GOVORTSOVA (BLR) vs Victoria AZARENKA (BLR)
Shahar PEER (ISR) vs Ekaterina MAKAROVA (RUS)
Court 7? Is this for real?:rolleyes::o

Court 7:bowdown: The organization is so f awesome:hearts:
:lol:

Right.

I'm starting to love this tournament, amazing draw,amazing organization,cameras on every court:inlove:
Don't forget amazing court.:p:lol:

hellas719
Oct 3rd, 2009, 03:42 PM
Court7:help:
BLR vs. BLR:devil:

saul1333
Oct 3rd, 2009, 03:57 PM
Best tournament of the year :bowdown:

Hopefully she loses 1st round, I want to suffer :o:lol:

allrounder
Oct 3rd, 2009, 08:11 PM
So a battle of the Belarussians awaits Vika in R1 - there haven't been too many of those lately :) I'm glad she avoided Shvedova as she was probably the most dangerous of all the qualifiers and pushed Vika really close at IW. She's still in Vika's section against JJ which will be a very tough 1R for JJ given the injury she's carrying. Anyway one match at a time, GL to her against Olga.

Break My Rapture
Oct 3rd, 2009, 08:47 PM
is JJ pulling out or not?

allrounder
Oct 3rd, 2009, 08:51 PM
I'd be surprised if JJ doesn't at least give it a go given her awful record in PM events and slams this season. Her main Chinese sponsor ANTA who supply her outfits will no doubt put pressure on her to play too.

Break My Rapture
Oct 3rd, 2009, 08:54 PM
I'd be surprised if JJ doesn't at least give it a go given her awful record in PM events and slams this season. Her main Chinese sponsor ANTA who supply her outfits will no doubt put pressure on her to play too.
Oh yeah, forgot about ANTA :lol:
JJ needs to pull out for several reasons :o

Christinawww
Oct 4th, 2009, 04:59 AM
no, JJ needs to be in the draw so Vika can get a top10 win :)

saul1333
Oct 4th, 2009, 06:56 AM
Vika def Govortsova 6-1, 6-3

Now Masha :scared:

Christinawww
Oct 4th, 2009, 07:33 AM
Come on Vika. Please beat Maria.

VIKA?
Oct 4th, 2009, 09:04 AM
Nice win:) now I just hope she can beat Maria :rolleyes:

Christinawww
Oct 4th, 2009, 10:15 AM
I was just going through some random threads in GM, and found a music video with pictures of the most beautiful women of the WTA. I thought Vika was in it way too little. So I want to create a music video with Vika pictures. Does anybody have ideas for music? Or have suggestions for pictures?

Break My Rapture
Oct 4th, 2009, 10:59 AM
I was just going through some random threads in GM, and found a music video with pictures of the most beautiful women of the WTA. I thought Vika was in it way too little. So I want to create a music video with Vika pictures. Does anybody have ideas for music? Or have suggestions for pictures?
I'm trying to make a vid of some of Vika's best points (that's wy I wanted to borrow your vids) but it's not working out that well. I still have to figure out how you cut out some pieces from a vid :lol:
music: Sexy Bitch - David Guetta ft. Akon ? :D
Maybe some IW or Miami pics ? ;)

Nina.
Oct 4th, 2009, 11:01 AM
Well done Vika :yeah:

Break My Rapture
Oct 4th, 2009, 11:01 AM
Will, you're avatar looks great as usual. Domi looks so hot in that pic :hearts::yeah:
Good job Vika :)

Christinawww
Oct 4th, 2009, 11:31 AM
I'm trying to make a vid of some of Vika's best points (that's wy I wanted to borrow your vids) but it's not working out that well. I still have to figure out how you cut out some pieces from a vid :lol:
music: Sexy Bitch - David Guetta ft. Akon ? :D
Maybe some IW or Miami pics ? ;)

I've used windows Movie Maker to make all those vids. It's very easy to use

allrounder
Oct 4th, 2009, 11:36 AM
Well done to Vika against Olga :) I see she's picked up a pretty tough doubles draw too with Vera

R1 - Kleybanova/Pennetta
R2 - Bondarenko Sisters
QF - Bluber/Dulko Peer

GL to her against Masha, really hope she can get through this one and pick up another big win again. I think JJ may struggle to beat Shvedova with her injury too.

Break My Rapture
Oct 4th, 2009, 11:49 AM
I've used windows Movie Maker to make all those vids. It's very easy to use
Heeeeeey, I use WMM too. :D Although I can't find a way to cut out some parts from a vid, like I mentioned earlier :sobbing:

Break My Rapture
Oct 4th, 2009, 11:52 AM
Well done to Vika against Olga :) I see she's picked up a pretty tough doubles draw too with Vera

R1 - Kleybanova/Pennetta
R2 - Bondarenko Sisters
QF - Bluber/Dulko Peer

GL to her against Masha, really hope she can get through this one and pick up another big win again. I think JJ may struggle to beat Shvedova with her injury too.
If JJ wins against Shvedova, that withdrawal following the wrist injury in the Tokyo final was pure acting.:o
Come on Yaro, kick her out! :D

allrounder
Oct 4th, 2009, 12:06 PM
:lol: I don't think JJ would have retired at just 2-5 down in the first set of a final unless there was a genuine problem after the disappointments she's already had this year and needing all the points she can get to qualify for the YEC.

Yari is a dangerous player but still an inconsistent one at the moment which is why she's ranked where she is. She needs to get past Peng first too before she can face JJ.

Break My Rapture
Oct 4th, 2009, 12:21 PM
:lol: I don't think JJ would have retired at just 2-5 down in the first set of a final unless there was a genuine problem after the disappointments she's already had this year and needing all the points she can get to qualify for the YEC.

Yari is a dangerous player but still an inconsistent one at the moment which is why she's ranked where she is. She needs to get past Peng first too before she can face JJ.
Oh I thought she was already through to the second round. You're right that Yaro is inconsistent at some times but she's a great player and I love watching her :D She has a beautiful forhand :hearts:

Christinawww
Oct 4th, 2009, 01:59 PM
Heeeeeey, I use WMM too. :D Although I can't find a way to cut out some parts from a vid, like I mentioned earlier :sobbing:

When the program is opened, press "Import" in the left-hand side. A new window opens and you can browse through your folders to find the video you want to work with.
You will now have the following:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v232/ChristinaWWW/Guides/Picture01.jpg

Press play, and the video selected in the middle column will play in the right-hand column. Once you find the starting point of the part of the video you want have in your video, press the icon just below the time (below the video) in the right-hand side:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v232/ChristinaWWW/Guides/Picture02.jpg

And you will now see two videos in the middle column. The first videos is from the beginning to the chosen point, the second video is from the chosen point to the end:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v232/ChristinaWWW/Guides/Picture03.jpg

TIP: you can hit the pause bottom and go picture by picture to get a better cut.

Now play the second video and press the icon below the time when you don't want anymore video.
The middle video is the part of the original file you want to save in your own video. Right click and press "add to time-line":
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v232/ChristinaWWW/Guides/Picture04.jpg

You have now added the first clip to your own video. You can see your entire video in the bottom of the program:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v232/ChristinaWWW/Guides/Picture05.jpg

Now play video 3 from the middle column and press the "Split/divide/cut" icon when you get to a part you want. Video 4 will now be starting at the chosen time. Play it until you don't want more and press the split icon again. Video 5 is created. Right-click on video 4 and add it to your video/project

etc.

Hope it helps

Break My Rapture
Oct 4th, 2009, 02:48 PM
Thanks for your help, Christina :D Really appreciated!
I'll need to translate all the stuff in your English version to Dutch and then find it in my program, so that's gonna be tough sometimes, but thanks again :D

Break My Rapture
Oct 4th, 2009, 02:51 PM
I just noticed that my version looks a lot different than yours :awww:

I think my version is older :lol:

Break My Rapture
Oct 4th, 2009, 03:21 PM
Christina I totally get it now, I know how to do it :D
Thank you so much again ! :kiss:

Christinawww
Oct 4th, 2009, 04:45 PM
lol, my version is Danish, so I had to guess at what they were called in English.

Looking forward to seeing your video

VIKA?
Oct 4th, 2009, 04:58 PM
I'm trying to make a vid of some of Vika's best points (that's wy I wanted to borrow your vids) but it's not working out that well. I still have to figure out how you cut out some pieces from a vid :lol:
music: Sexy Bitch - David Guetta ft. Akon ? :D
Maybe some IW or Miami pics ? ;)

I love that song:hearts:

Will, you're avatar looks great as usual. Domi looks so hot in that pic :hearts::yeah:
Good job Vika :)

thank you:)

saul1333
Oct 4th, 2009, 05:19 PM
Court 5 (from 11.00hrs)

1. Vania KING vs Galina VOSKOBOEVA
2. CIRSTEA/MIRZA vs SZAVAY/VINCI (NB 12:00PM)
3. GROENEFELD/SCHNYDER vs GOVORTSOVA/POUTCHEK
4. AZARENKA/ZVONAREVA vs KLEYBANOVA/SCHIAVONE

Last on court 5, I don't even know why I'm going to stay up, there's no video:shrug::sobbing:

VIKA?
Oct 4th, 2009, 05:21 PM
This tournament sucks:o

Break My Rapture
Oct 4th, 2009, 05:30 PM
I love that song:hearts:
Me too :D

This tournament sucks:o
Tell me about it :o

Break My Rapture
Oct 4th, 2009, 05:32 PM
lol, my version is Danish, so I had to guess at what they were called in English.

Looking forward to seeing your video

Danish ? :lol:

Yeah I'm trying but my timing is not as it should be when I'm cutting out pieces. I'll post it when it's done. ;)

hellas719
Oct 4th, 2009, 10:05 PM
Vika:woohoo:
Destroy Masha!:devil:

Christinawww
Oct 5th, 2009, 04:00 AM
Danish ? :lol:

Yeah I'm trying but my timing is not as it should be when I'm cutting out pieces. I'll post it when it's done. ;)

use the pause button and the arrows right next to it. Then you can cut perfectly

saul1333
Oct 5th, 2009, 09:49 AM
Vika and Vera lose to Alisa/Fran

6-3, 4-6, 10-7

:bigcry:

allrounder
Oct 5th, 2009, 11:09 AM
Have Vika and Vera even won a match besides the one against the Bondarenko's at the USO since Vera came back? :help:

At the AO and IW they were beating teams easily and were unbeaten as a team until Vera got injured :sad: Now they are struggling against teams which aren't even that good doubles teams :help:

Christinawww
Oct 5th, 2009, 12:16 PM
Schiavone and Kleybanova won Tokyo just last week, so they are not that bad.

VIKA?
Oct 5th, 2009, 12:18 PM
ohmy:sad: I wanted them to win at least 2 matches:o I really want Lena and Vika to play again:(

allrounder
Oct 5th, 2009, 12:20 PM
They aren't bad but i would expect Vika/Vera to be doing a bit better than they have been though.

If Vika had stuck with Lena V they would have had an outside chance to qualify for the YEC doubles too as they were in the top 10 in the race just from the few tournaments they played together :sad: Their record together was 10-4 although 2 of those losses were a retirement after 2 games and a w/o.

VIKA?
Oct 5th, 2009, 12:27 PM
CENTER Starting At: 11:00 AM
ATP
Maria SHARAPOVA (RUS) vs Victoria AZARENKA (BLR)
ATP
ATP
Not Before 7:00 PM
Nadia PETROVA (RUS) vs Daniela HANTUCHOVA (SVK)
Zi YAN (CHN)/Jie ZHENG (CHN) vs Samantha STOSUR (AUS)/Rennae STUBBS (AUS)

VIKA?
Oct 5th, 2009, 12:27 PM
Come on Vika, win please:sobbing:

VIKA?
Oct 5th, 2009, 12:27 PM
Vika or Masha, Craig?:devil:

allrounder
Oct 5th, 2009, 12:30 PM
Vika without doubt, she needs the ranking points much more than Masha and I like Vika more anyway. :)

allrounder
Oct 5th, 2009, 12:40 PM
It looks as if i may have a very late night in front of me with that schedule if i can manage to stay awake :mad: Why are they putting so many ATP matches on CC when its a MM level tournament in ATP but PM in WTA? :confused: Ideally i would have liked Vicky to have been on first or last.

Break My Rapture
Oct 5th, 2009, 01:02 PM
use the pause button and the arrows right next to it. Then you can cut perfectly
Thanks, I'll try again soon :yeah:
I'm actually trying to cut out pieces from your vids and making them into GIFs :D

Igor_Biscan
Oct 5th, 2009, 01:23 PM
It looks as if i may have a very late night in front of me with that schedule if i can manage to stay awake :mad: Why are they putting so many ATP matches on CC when its a MM level tournament in ATP but PM in WTA? :confused: Ideally i would have liked Vicky to have been on first or last.

So she's probably on about 5.30am BST right? I'll probably set my alarm early :)

Vika's draw :lol:

saul1333
Oct 5th, 2009, 03:17 PM
Finally a decent time for me.

I am so nervous for this match :scared:

allrounder
Oct 5th, 2009, 03:33 PM
So she's probably on about 5.30am BST right? I'll probably set my alarm early :)

Vika's draw :lol:
Yeah 5.30am sounds about right :mad: With the draws she gets you'd think they must have forgot to have put her in the pot of seeds when the draws are made :rolleyes:
Finally a decent time for me.

I am so nervous for this match :scared:
Really? i'm always a bit nervous before any Vika matches but not as much so for this one as when she last played Masha. My expectations for Vika aren't too high right now with her form and this draw and there are more expectations on Masha to do well now than in LA too.

hellas719
Oct 5th, 2009, 04:27 PM
Doubles:sad:
Beat Masha!:bounce:

Christinawww
Oct 5th, 2009, 04:49 PM
I've been doing some calculations regarding YEC, Vika is not safe yet :(
Vika is at 4371 points and 15 tournaments. In her 16th tournament she has earned 80 so far, which puts her at 4451

Safina, Serena, Caro, and Dementieva have all already qualified. so they are not interesting. According to my calculations, so has Kuznetsova, but I haven't seen it being official yet.

Behind Vika is
Venus with 4397 (including the points from Beijing, and she is out). Venus is not on the entry list for anymore tournaments this year, so she will stay below Vika :)

Jankovic with 3660. Jankovic has a chance of adding 890 points this week (1000 for winning minus 110 which is the worst of her counting results). Further, Jankovic has signed up for Moscow and can gain 470-120 = 350 in Moscow, and give her a maximum total of 4900. In theory she can go above Vika.

Zvonareva with 3301points. Zvonareva can add up to 999 points this week and 410 in Moscow, which will give her a maximum total of 4710. In theory she can go above Vika.

Pennetta with 3060 points. Pennetta can add up to 930 points this week and 170 in Linz and 340 in Moscow, which will give her a maximum of 4500 points. In theory she can go above Vika.

The rest of the players can't go above Vika even if they win everything they have signed up for.

So Vika is safe in top9 right now.
Though there is a flaw in my calculations. All of Pennetta, Zvonareva, JJ can't win Beijing and the precious 1000 points, so maybe Vika is safe. The math will be too complicated if I were to take the draw etc into account

hellas719
Oct 5th, 2009, 05:02 PM
Thanks for the calculations :hatoff:

saul1333
Oct 5th, 2009, 05:48 PM
Really? i'm always a bit nervous before any Vika matches but not as much so for this one as when she last played Masha. My expectations for Vika aren't too high right now with her form and this draw and there are more expectations on Masha to do well now than in LA too.

Becasue deep down you want Masha to win :lol: j/k

But according to Christina's wonderful calcuations, you should be nervous.

Igor_Biscan
Oct 5th, 2009, 05:56 PM
I've been doing some calculations regarding YEC, Vika is not safe yet :(
Vika is at 4371 points and 15 tournaments. In her 16th tournament she has earned 80 so far, which puts her at 4451

Safina, Serena, Caro, and Dementieva have all already qualified. so they are not interesting. According to my calculations, so has Kuznetsova, but I haven't seen it being official yet.

Behind Vika is
Venus with 4397 (including the points from Beijing, and she is out). Venus is not on the entry list for anymore tournaments this year, so she will stay below Vika :)

Jankovic with 3660. Jankovic has a chance of adding 890 points this week (1000 for winning minus 110 which is the worst of her counting results). Further, Jankovic has signed up for Moscow and can gain 470-120 = 350 in Moscow, and give her a maximum total of 4900. In theory she can go above Vika.

Zvonareva with 3301points. Zvonareva can add up to 999 points this week and 410 in Moscow, which will give her a maximum total of 4710. In theory she can go above Vika.

Pennetta with 3060 points. Pennetta can add up to 930 points this week and 170 in Linz and 340 in Moscow, which will give her a maximum of 4500 points. In theory she can go above Vika.

The rest of the players can't go above Vika even if they win everything they have signed up for.

So Vika is safe in top9 right now.
Though there is a flaw in my calculations. All of Pennetta, Zvonareva, JJ can't win Beijing and the precious 1000 points, so maybe Vika is safe. The math will be too complicated if I were to take the draw etc into account

Nice work. Zvonareva and Pennetta are set to meet in the third round in Beijing, so I guess once that match has been played Vika will be officially safe :)

allrounder
Oct 5th, 2009, 06:22 PM
Becasue deep down you want Masha to win :lol: j/k

But according to Christina's wonderful calcuations, you should be nervous.
I think it's because 3 of my faves are in the same section and 2 of them are guaranteed to be gone by the QF's :sad: :sobbing: when 2 of your faves play each other there's no need to be overly nervous because 1 of them has to win/lose. In LA Vika was expected to win coming off good runs at RG and Wimbledon against a still short of matches masha, but here i think Masha is the Pre-match favourite after her win in Tokyo. I'd be amazed if Vika doesn't get to Doha now even if she loses tonight. She should get to at least the QF's of the Kremlin cup too with its depleted field.

Christinawww
Oct 5th, 2009, 06:25 PM
^probably, as one of them will only get 140 points from this tournament then. I'm too lazy to do the precise calculations and projections. I'll wait for the encounter to happen, see who wins and then update the scenario

saul1333
Oct 5th, 2009, 06:27 PM
:lol::yeah: So you're apathetic. Sounds good.

Break My Rapture
Oct 5th, 2009, 06:50 PM
Wow Christina thanks for the calculations :yeah:
Btw, Sveta has officialy qualified :scared:

Break My Rapture
Oct 5th, 2009, 08:09 PM
Christina, do you know how to add music to your vid on WMM? :unsure:
I can't find out :lol:

saul1333
Oct 5th, 2009, 08:19 PM
I think you have to add the music to your storyboard and import it and put it to the video you want the music to be on. Then you can make it the right lenght. But I've only done it a few times :shrug:

Break My Rapture
Oct 5th, 2009, 08:25 PM
I think you have to add the music to your storyboard and import it and put it to the video you want the music to be on. Then you can make it the right lenght. But I've only done it a few times :shrug:

Okay :D thanks!
EDIT -- The problem is when I need to import something, you need to go to your files but none of my music in iTunes is located in my files so I don't know how to add :shrug:

VIKA?
Oct 5th, 2009, 08:29 PM
Vika without doubt, she needs the ranking points much more than Masha and I like Vika more anyway. :)

I thought Masha was your second fave:p great then:D

come on Vika:tears:

saul1333
Oct 5th, 2009, 08:29 PM
On the top or side you can switch folders to where your songs are. Is that the answer or is you question different?

allrounder
Oct 5th, 2009, 09:29 PM
I thought Masha was your second fave:p great then:D

come on Vika:tears:
No my faves in my signature are in no particular order of preference. JJ and Vika are the two i like the most, followed by Lena V then Masha, Sabine and Nicole all on equal ground. :p

saul1333
Oct 6th, 2009, 07:43 AM
Vika lost to Maria 6-3, (5)6-7, 7-5 :bigcry::sobbing:

Vika lead 5-2 in the final set once again :shrug: Good thing to take is that she was hitting alot more winners. And she started playing well after the first medical time out.

Hopefully you leg is better Vika :hug:

allrounder
Oct 6th, 2009, 07:44 AM
I don't believe this. I tuned in at 5-2 up and never saw her win a game :sobbing:

Well at least she played better but thats no consolation :sad: whats with the strapping on her legs? :scared:

Only 6 UE in the whole match with 24 winners if those stats are right :worship:

saul1333
Oct 6th, 2009, 07:47 AM
:hug: Kill me Craig. Another 5-2 dejavu all over again.

The graphic was wrong, they had her 0 ue in the 2nd set that went to a TB :shrug:

allrounder
Oct 6th, 2009, 07:48 AM
Oh ok. Would you say she had a positive W/UE ratio from what you saw?

Looks as if the weak first serve was the difference again with just 56% of points won on it :sobbing:

Nina.
Oct 6th, 2009, 07:49 AM
Vika :hug: please learn how to close it out next time, yes?

saul1333
Oct 6th, 2009, 07:52 AM
Probably not, alot of UE, but nowhere near the differential as in the Li match.

I think its a positive match because she was being aggressive, maybe out of necessity becasue of the leg.

allrounder
Oct 6th, 2009, 07:54 AM
Vika does seem to play better against players that put a lot of pace on the ball too, its when she has to generate her own that she struggles and seems much more passive.

saul1333
Oct 6th, 2009, 07:55 AM
Oh god, now the GM idiots will go nuts. I've already seen a lucky Miami post :o

allrounder
Oct 6th, 2009, 07:55 AM
What was up with her leg by the way? i hope it's nothing serious with Moscow there for the taking :scared:

Andreas
Oct 6th, 2009, 07:56 AM
I'm sorry but this isn't positive at all :o It's bad for her confidence to lose over and over again like this.
I'm so frustrated and feel like crying. I hope so badly that Jankovic takes that bitch out in impressive style. I can't believe she used to be my favourite :o

allrounder
Oct 6th, 2009, 08:14 AM
Nobody said it was positive :shrug: It's nice that she's playing more aggressive than she has been recently but its still doesnt make the loss feel any better for us or for her :sad:

Is that right that Masha was complaining about Vika's medical timeout? Marias hardly a stranger to MTO just thinking back to the USO when Oudin was in control and she decided to take one :mad:

bad_angel_109
Oct 6th, 2009, 08:16 AM
i guess one 'positive' thing from today'smatch against 'pova was that up until the start of the 3rd set vika had 0 UEs whereas masha had like 4. end of the 2 hr and 59 min match vika only had 6 UEs where sharapova had 12. pretty good right? :shrug:

i capped the 2nd set stats and the match summary stats if anyone wants to see for themselves

Igor_Biscan
Oct 6th, 2009, 08:29 AM
:sobbing:

From the part I watched, Vika was playing pretty well.

:sobbing:

bad_angel_109
Oct 6th, 2009, 08:31 AM
^ wat part did u watch? from the start of the 1st set she was playing pretty well til she choked. then the 2nd set imo was just amazing! :hearts: :sobbing: 3rd set was tight, i was constantly yelling at the computer screen :lol:

saul1333
Oct 6th, 2009, 08:33 AM
Nobody said it was positive :shrug: It's nice that she's playing more aggressive than she has been recently but its still doesnt make the loss feel any better for us or for her :sad:

Is that right that Masha was complaining about Vika's medical timeout? Marias hardly a stranger to MTO just thinking back to the USO when Oudin was in control and she decided to take one :mad:

That's right, not only was she insulting Vika, she was insulting Jelena. Are you going to take that?:lol:

Andreas
Oct 6th, 2009, 08:36 AM
i guess one 'positive' thing from today'smatch against 'pova was that up until the start of the 3rd set vika had 0 UEs whereas masha had like 4. end of the 2 hr and 59 min match vika only had 6 UEs where sharapova had 12. pretty good right? :shrug:

i capped the 2nd set stats and the match summary stats if anyone wants to see for themselves

Beijing stats are all wrong :o

allrounder
Oct 6th, 2009, 08:36 AM
What was she complaining about JJ for, she defaulted her a final :lol: what more could she ask for.

It would look a little bitter of me to stop liking Masha after this loss but i am a bit let down by that :lol:

Igor_Biscan
Oct 6th, 2009, 08:41 AM
^ wat part did u watch? from the start of the 1st set she was playing pretty well til she choked. then the 2nd set imo was just amazing! :hearts: :sobbing: 3rd set was tight, i was constantly yelling at the computer screen :lol:

First set, first half of second set. She would have won easily against pretty much anyone else imo

Spiritof42
Oct 6th, 2009, 09:55 AM
Vika was up by a double break, had 30-15 at 5-2, 0-30 on Maria's serve at 5-3 and 30-0 on her own serve at 5-4.

And yet, she failed to produce a single match point. In fact, from 5-2 to 5-7 I don't think she had a single game point. Pretty amazing, isn't it? (and not in a good way)

So what happened?

Like I said in the GM thread, it seemed to me like Vika, perhaps not entirely consciously, became too tentative whenever victory seemed to be within sight. Too many balls were either too short or in the center of the court, giving Maria time to move her around and go for her shots. I wish Vika had gone for bigger first serves when she was up 30-0 or 30-15. You cannot afford to take your foot off the pedal against a player who's in full "banzai warrior" mode and hope the opponent will make a couple more mistakes and give you the win, even when you're up 5-2. Playing it safe might be enough to earn the win over most opponents, but against a Sharapova, a Serena Williams or a Henin, you really have to take more risks and try to grab the match by the throat.

But even though the end of the match ultimately qualifies as a bad choke, my hat's off to Vika for showing great composure from start to finish. In the latter part of the third set especially, she must have felt increasingly frustrated by her inability to close it out, all while having to deal with physical issues (I could see the pain in her eyes :sad:) and a crowd which, for some reason, was enthusiastically rooting for her opponent throughout the match. All these hurdles would have made a win that much more satisfying.

VIKA?
Oct 6th, 2009, 12:04 PM
I don't even know what to say:tape: but this is just becoming pathethic:o

allrounder
Oct 6th, 2009, 12:15 PM
Yes the first serve is definitely the biggest thing holding her back from going on to the next level and today it was highlighted more than ever. At 5-2 you need all the free points you can get against someone like Masha when closing out the match and just making sure you get your serves in won't get the job done. It's something she really needs to work on more than anything in the off season but Antonio doesn't appear overly concerned about her not getting those free points from her serve judging by his advise to Vika during the Li Na match :scared:

I am pleased she at least began to resemble the player which played up until Wimbledon though :)

Nina.
Oct 6th, 2009, 12:26 PM
Yes the first serve is definitely the biggest thing holding her back from going on to the next level and today it was highlighted more than ever. At 5-2 you need all the free points you can get against someone like Masha when closing out the match and just making sure you get your serves in won't get the job done. It's something she really needs to work on more than anything in the off season but Antonio doesn't appear overly concerned about her not getting those free points from her serve judging by his advise to Vika during the Li Na match :scared:

I am pleased she at least began to resemble the player which played up until Wimbledon though :)

As a coach and former player I'm sure he knows the "problem". If not that would be highly worrying :unsure: But I don't think it's something you can change after a changeover. It's something that takes time and a lot of work. I hope this is one of their work focuses during the off-season because she needs a stronger serve to improve and become a dangerous contender at the slams - assuming that she's not getting luckier with draws and is not handed a GS final like others :angel:

allrounder
Oct 6th, 2009, 12:37 PM
Well JJ has crashed out :bigcry: :sad: It sounded as if she's still really struggling with her wrist. It has made it harder for her to overtake Vika now though in the race. Vika is back up to 8 at the moment in the rankings with a 630 point lead over JJ so there is some good news for Vika fans after another bad day. It also looks hard for anyone to overtake her before the AO in that position unless JJ wins Moscow, YEC or Sydney next year which is even better with her standing to lose a lot more points this year :)

Temperenka
Oct 6th, 2009, 01:41 PM
Unbelievable choke... :o

I'm taking a break from tennis. My school work is becoming overwhelming and I just don't have time to be on this site or to watch matches.

Good luck to Vika in Moscow (and hopefully the YEC)

I'll try to stop by and say hi occasionally

Break My Rapture
Oct 6th, 2009, 03:49 PM
Well JJ has crashed out :bigcry: :sad: It sounded as if she's still really struggling with her wrist. It has made it harder for her to overtake Vika now though in the race. Vika is back up to 8 at the moment in the rankings with a 630 point lead over JJ so there is some good news for Vika fans after another bad day. It also looks hard for anyone to overtake her before the AO in that position unless JJ wins Moscow, YEC or Sydney next year which is even better with her standing to lose a lot more points this year :)

Vika back to 8 :woohoo: When's the Moscow draw ceremony ? :D
Don't want to talk about an epic match that featured my 2 fave players :tears:

allrounder
Oct 6th, 2009, 03:55 PM
The draw is on the 17th of October, so a week on Saturday.

Break My Rapture
Oct 6th, 2009, 04:39 PM
The draw is on the 17th of October, so a week on Saturday.
Thanks :yeah:

Derek.
Oct 6th, 2009, 04:51 PM
Vika? :shrug:

Not showing the right signs of a champion.

Andreas
Oct 6th, 2009, 07:05 PM
Now that the match is a little further away, I guess I can say that it's beginning to look better for Vika. All we need is some nice draws where she is playing matches against worse opponents and she can get the confidence back.

Hopefully an easy draw in Moscow to get the perfect preparation for YEC - can't wait to see her playing some great opponents :)

Let's all cheer up. Vika started the year as no. 16 and is now probably going to end as no. 7 or 8. She won her first title this season and added 2 more - including Miami which is huge.
I think we'll see an even better season from her next year :D

saul1333
Oct 6th, 2009, 07:43 PM
Kremlin will have easy draw so like the first of the season :o

Hopefully the legs won't be a problem, plus looking forward to an extra 3,4, or 5 matches at YEC :drool:

hellas719
Oct 6th, 2009, 10:04 PM
Vika:bigcry:

Break My Rapture
Oct 7th, 2009, 12:30 PM
Since Maria got knocked out by Peng and Beijing was her last tourney,
I can now fully concentrate on Vika for Moscow and YEC :woohoo:

10 days 'till Moscow draw :D:D

waratahsrock
Oct 7th, 2009, 09:52 PM
Moscow will be a great place for Vika to start her end of season return to form.
Not too disappointed in her loss to Maria, very tight match - and Maria also being my fav player helps :o

saul1333
Oct 7th, 2009, 11:36 PM
On GM Itzhak says Vika is in Doha. Hopefully it's correct :unsure:

Nina.
Oct 8th, 2009, 09:03 AM
Hopefully! This year the whole YEC participation is kind of confusing :rolleyes:

Break My Rapture
Oct 8th, 2009, 02:54 PM
On GM Itzhak says Vika is in Doha. Hopefully it's correct :unsure:
Please let this be true :tape::unsure:

Hopefully! This year the whole YEC participation is kind of confusing :rolleyes:
ikr :o

saul1333
Oct 9th, 2009, 08:46 PM
http://www.sonyericsson-championships.com/page/Home/0,,12910,00.html

Big Q right next to her name :bounce:

VIKA?
Oct 9th, 2009, 08:47 PM
That's awesome:tears::sobbing::inlove:

hellas719
Oct 9th, 2009, 09:49 PM
:woohoo:

waratahsrock
Oct 9th, 2009, 09:51 PM
Vamos Vkia :D

Derek.
Oct 9th, 2009, 10:19 PM
Vika. :worship:

Break My Rapture
Oct 9th, 2009, 10:44 PM
Vikaaaaaa :D:D

saul1333
Oct 9th, 2009, 11:02 PM
But we knew she would when she won the first point against Bondarenko at Brisbane :lol:;)

Break My Rapture
Oct 9th, 2009, 11:03 PM
But we knew she would when she won the first point against Bondarenko at Brisbane :lol:;)

:lol:

Igor_Biscan
Oct 9th, 2009, 11:08 PM
But we knew she would when she won the first point against Bondarenko at Brisbane :lol:;)

exactly.

congratulations Vika!

hellas719
Oct 9th, 2009, 11:11 PM
:lol:

saul1333
Oct 11th, 2009, 06:16 PM
Vika and Antonio back in Belarus :) so he tweeted.

Igor_Biscan
Oct 14th, 2009, 11:30 AM
Vika and Antonio back in Belarus :) so he tweeted.

Someone called 'kallie_norm2' sent antonio a nasty tweet :mad:

Nina.
Oct 14th, 2009, 11:41 AM
Someone called 'kallie_norm2' sent antonio a nasty tweet :mad:

I saw that, too. Really rude :o Why do some people even bother to write such things when their only intention is to hate on others :shrug:

Antonio is such a nice Twitterer :awww: I wished them luck for Doha and he immediately said 'thanks' back

Igor_Biscan
Oct 14th, 2009, 11:48 AM
I saw that, too. Really rude :o Why do some people even bother to write such things when their only intention is to hate on others :shrug:

Antonio is such a nice Twitterer :awww: I wished them luck for Doha and he immediately said 'thanks' back

They managed to have a go at Antonio, Vika and JJ in one tweet :lol:

I just sent him a good luck message too :)

Break My Rapture
Oct 14th, 2009, 12:51 PM
Same here :)

saul1333
Oct 14th, 2009, 05:50 PM
:eek: What a doucher kallie_norm2 is!!! I can't anyone would write something like that.

Antonio is awesome :) very sophisticated response.

No wonder Christina likes him so much :lol:

Igor_Biscan
Oct 14th, 2009, 07:43 PM
No surprise Vika pulled out of moscow if she's only back in light training tomorrow or friday. There's no point taking any chances this close to Doha

VIKA?
Oct 14th, 2009, 07:46 PM
Great, out of Moscow:rolleyes: well she better goes far in Doha then:)

Nina.
Oct 14th, 2009, 07:58 PM
Great, out of Moscow:rolleyes: well she better goes far in Doha then:)

like winning? :hearts:

VIKA?
Oct 14th, 2009, 08:03 PM
like winning? :hearts:

It would be awesome:hearts: but I'll be happy if she passes the RR:)

Nina.
Oct 14th, 2009, 08:28 PM
Yep, that would be great already!

JadeFox
Oct 15th, 2009, 09:54 PM
So she's out of Moscow? I guess it's for the best. It didn't occur to me how wonky the WTA Tour schedule is until a few weeks ago. A tournament one week before the YEC? How dumb. :rolleyes:

allrounder
Oct 15th, 2009, 09:59 PM
Yeah she's still recovering from that leg strain she picked up during the Masha match :sobbing: Hopefully she'l be 100% going into Doha now though and ready to do some serious damage there :)

The new roadmap is a joke i agree, so many things need changing about it :mad:

KazeKarter
Oct 16th, 2009, 02:03 AM
Antonio is awesome :) very sophisticated response.



Personally I would have preferred a very undignified response from Vika, involving smashing rackets but that's just me:p

So we're forgetting Moscow and moving onto Doha?

hellas719
Oct 16th, 2009, 02:22 AM
^Yep ;)

Break My Rapture
Oct 16th, 2009, 03:01 PM
Larry Scott's plan:
Either cripple the Russian top players or destroy the Moscow tourney :o Hopefully Stacey will make that schedule much better and put Moscow more than 1 week away from YEC + recover the fall indoor season :awww:

allrounder
Oct 16th, 2009, 04:17 PM
Unfortunately i think this stupid schedule is here to stay at least for the forseeable future. The new CEO was the next person in power after Larry when he was in charge and would have been as much responsible for the new roadmap as he was :mad:

The schedules pretty much identical next year apart from a few new MM tournaments at San Diego, Copenhagen and Kuala Lumpar.

Break My Rapture
Oct 16th, 2009, 04:19 PM
Copenhagen :rolleyes:

Andreas
Oct 16th, 2009, 07:02 PM
Copenhagen :rolleyes:

What's wrong with that? :unsure:
For sure something I'll be looking forward to next year :inlove:

Break My Rapture
Oct 16th, 2009, 09:32 PM
What's wrong with that? :unsure:
For sure something I'll be looking forward to next year :inlove:
Just that, Denmark has one top 10 player and gets a tourney right away. When in the mean time Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin, one of the alltime GOATs from women's tennis, are both (almost) back on tour + we have perfect facilities for tournaments and still we don't have a single tournament in our country. Just doesn't make sense to me :rolleyes:

allrounder
Oct 16th, 2009, 11:08 PM
I hope Vika will play the premier Paris indoors event next year too a couple of weeks after the AO, followed by the premier 5 in Dubai the week after with her not being able to defend her Memphis title if she plays Auckland/Brisbane. She needs to look to play as many premiers as possible next year.

saul1333
Oct 16th, 2009, 11:10 PM
As long as she does well in IW I'll be happy ;)

hellas719
Oct 16th, 2009, 11:12 PM
I think that she should be a lot on the clay, like what she did this year and Charleston and if she can, Warsaw, but I don't know if she wants to play right before RG :unsure:

allrounder
Oct 16th, 2009, 11:20 PM
I think she was originally on the list for Charleston but pulled out with an injury after she had asked for a WC if i remember right :confused: I think playing Warsaw may just be 1 too many though because there's 3 premiers in a row before it and clay's the most demanding surface so it's probably better to get 1 weeks rest before RG. I think she should add New Haven to her schedule too unless she does really well in the USO series before it.

Break My Rapture
Oct 16th, 2009, 11:22 PM
Didn't Victoria withdraw from Charleston because of a shoulder injury ? :scratch:

saul1333
Oct 16th, 2009, 11:29 PM
I am really curious what her schedule will be next year. :scared:

Break My Rapture
Oct 16th, 2009, 11:35 PM
Me too :awww:

Christinawww
Oct 17th, 2009, 06:11 AM
Just that, Denmark has one top 10 player and gets a tourney right away. When in the mean time Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin, one of the alltime GOATs from women's tennis, are both (almost) back on tour + we have perfect facilities for tournaments and still we don't have a single tournament in our country. Just doesn't make sense to me :rolleyes:

well it is not the wta that is giving the tournament to "us", it is something that has been arranged by Caro's father's company and other Danish sponsors. The Belgium players and companies are free to make an application as well.

VIKA?
Oct 17th, 2009, 08:16 AM
Hopefully she plays in Barcelona:hearts::lol:

I'm dreaming too much:tears:

Break My Rapture
Oct 17th, 2009, 01:22 PM
well it is not the wta that is giving the tournament to "us", it is something that has been arranged by Caro's father's company and other Danish sponsors. The Belgium players and companies are free to make an application as well.

Sure and I'm not blaming Denmark that they have a tourney Christina ;)
Just not right that Belgium doesn't have a tournament :sobbing:

Break My Rapture
Oct 17th, 2009, 01:24 PM
Hopefully she plays in Barcelona:hearts::lol:

I'm dreaming too much:tears:
Are you going to watch the tourney Will ? *jealous* :awww::sobbing:

Andreas
Oct 17th, 2009, 07:58 PM
Sure and I'm not blaming Denmark that they have a tourney Christina ;)
Just not right that Belgium doesn't have a tournament :sobbing:

Well, you had Hasselt and Antwerp not so long ago :p
You can blame Henin and Clijsters for originally retiring ;) Otherwise, they probably wouldn't have been removed.

Break My Rapture
Oct 17th, 2009, 08:08 PM
Well, you had Hasselt and Antwerp not so long ago :p
You can blame Henin and Clijsters for originally retiring ;) Otherwise, they probably wouldn't have been removed.
yeah :lol: They better put Antwerp back on the schedule, that's closer to where I live than Hasselt :lol:

VIKA?
Oct 17th, 2009, 11:09 PM
Are you going to watch the tourney Will ? *jealous* :awww::sobbing:

yeah:p I always go:D

Break My Rapture
Oct 18th, 2009, 08:21 PM
yeah:p I always go:D
So you saw Kiri this year :D:D
Do you take pictures and post them here ? :)

VIKA?
Oct 18th, 2009, 08:23 PM
So you saw Kiri this year :D:D
Do you take pictures and post them here ? :)

yeah I saw kiri:inlove: I took pics but I ddin't post them:tears:

I'll show you something wait a minute:p

VIKA?
Oct 18th, 2009, 08:25 PM
let's talk better in Vikaland's thread:angel:

saul1333
Oct 19th, 2009, 04:39 AM
:woohoo:

Vika is going to be #6 :D according to GM

allrounder
Oct 19th, 2009, 04:40 PM
:)

Strange move by the WTA though to take off last years YEC points before that same week in the year has come around again considering it's meant to be a rolling 52 week rankings system :confused:

VIKA?
Oct 19th, 2009, 04:44 PM
yeah strange move but better for us and for Vika:woohoo:

Nina.
Oct 19th, 2009, 05:03 PM
I don't understand the reason why WTA is doing that (especially because they didn't take off the points from Quebec) but great for Vika :bounce:
Although I would have preferred her to reach a new career high rank with a good performance. But hey, this can still come at the YEC ;)

Igor_Biscan
Oct 19th, 2009, 05:51 PM
I don't understand the reason why WTA is doing that (especially because they didn't take off the points from Quebec) but great for Vika :bounce:
Although I would have preferred her to reach a new career high rank with a good performance. But hey, this can still come at the YEC ;)

I guess for the top players they wanted the race rankings to converge with the rolling rankings going into Doha. So they could say without doubt that the Doha competitors were the top eight players in the world. Or something:shrug:

Anyway, good news for Vika!

Break My Rapture
Oct 19th, 2009, 06:31 PM
no. 6 :woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::sobbing:
I'm so proud :sobbing:

Break My Rapture
Oct 19th, 2009, 06:36 PM
yeah I saw kiri:inlove: I took pics but I ddin't post them:tears:

I'll show you something wait a minute:p
I'm waiting :p
Just kidding :lol: take your time :yeah:

VIKA?
Oct 19th, 2009, 06:52 PM
I'm waiting :p
Just kidding :lol: take your time :yeah:

I couldn't find it:sobbing: well give me your msn and I'll show you there if I find it:lol:

Break My Rapture
Oct 19th, 2009, 07:08 PM
I couldn't find it:sobbing: well give me your msn and I'll show you there if I find it:lol:
This is my MSN: deleted
I'm online now :p

waratahsrock
Oct 19th, 2009, 10:54 PM
Great to see Vika up to #6 :D
5 more spots to go Vika!

hellas719
Oct 20th, 2009, 01:09 AM
#6 :woohoo:

VIKA?
Oct 20th, 2009, 08:18 PM
This is my MSN: pieter_574@hotmail.com
I'm online now :p

added:p

Igor_Biscan
Oct 20th, 2009, 10:02 PM
Vika should be in Doha by now :)

Break My Rapture
Oct 21st, 2009, 11:11 AM
added:p
Okay ;)

Vika should be in Doha by now :)
Yeah Antonio tweeted yesterday that he was in Abu Dhabi airport with Vika on the way to Doha :)

saul1333
Oct 22nd, 2009, 02:12 AM
Vika and Antonio in Doha safely :angel: and she was practicing :D

hellas719
Oct 22nd, 2009, 03:07 AM
:bounce:

VIKA?
Oct 22nd, 2009, 12:18 PM
Great:D

Break My Rapture
Oct 22nd, 2009, 05:23 PM
:)

waratahsrock
Oct 23rd, 2009, 09:46 PM
Vika has a great chance to do well in Doha as she should be pretty well rested. Hopefully is not too rusty though...

Aleh
Oct 24th, 2009, 02:10 AM
Vika has a great chance to do well in Doha as she should be pretty well rested. Hopefully is not too rusty though...
:worship:

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 24th, 2009, 10:19 PM
draw is tomorrow at 8pm local time
good luck Vika in Doha
have a good ending to 2009 season :kiss:

Break My Rapture
Oct 24th, 2009, 11:36 PM
Thanks. :)

allrounder
Oct 25th, 2009, 12:06 AM
I'm anxiously awaiting Vika's draw tomorrow. Hopefully it'l be something along the lines of Dinara, Caro and JJ but knowing Vika's luck with her draws im expecting it to be something like Serena, Venus and one of Lena/Sveta :rolleyes:

Vika will kick ass either way :boxing:

hellas719
Oct 25th, 2009, 05:28 AM
I'm excited for the draw :):bounce:
Hopefully it will be good for Vika for once...

Christinawww
Oct 25th, 2009, 07:11 AM
what are your expectations for Vika in the YEC? I can't really figure out what mine are. I hope and pray she doesn't go 0-3. I hope she wins of course, and it is not so unrealistic. No one is dominating, no one is consistent, no one is really better than Vika in my opinion. But I don't expect her to win, that would be too much, but I don't know if I will be happy with a 1-2 exit from round robin or with a SF exit or?

VIKA?
Oct 25th, 2009, 09:52 AM
I'll be happy if she passes the round robin:) but hey it's her first YEC and I just want her to enjoy, I'm sure she'll have more chances to play it again.

Igor_Biscan
Oct 25th, 2009, 10:09 AM
what are your expectations for Vika in the YEC? I can't really figure out what mine are. I hope and pray she doesn't go 0-3. I hope she wins of course, and it is not so unrealistic. No one is dominating, no one is consistent, no one is really better than Vika in my opinion. But I don't expect her to win, that would be too much, but I don't know if I will be happy with a 1-2 exit from round robin or with a SF exit or?

It's hard to say isn't it? I think if she plays well she will make the semi finals, but so much of it is down to who can maintain their intensity and whose body holds together best over the week.

Nina.
Oct 25th, 2009, 10:13 AM
I'll be happy if she passes the round robin:) but hey it's her first YEC and I just want her to enjoy, I'm sure she'll have more chances to play it again.

I agree with that, Will. Would be nice if she could make the SF. Why not? Nobody is playing out of her mind right now and I think Vika's chances aren't bad to do it.

Excited for the draw :bounce:

Dghyletta
Oct 25th, 2009, 01:06 PM
All tennisplayers now have equal opportunities win YES:) and Vika too. Vika and other top-10 players failed last tournaments.Despite bad results her game looks good in comparison with other. Much will depend on the draw. But it is very difficult to say with whom Vika will get good chance for win.

Break My Rapture
Oct 25th, 2009, 05:31 PM
I am particuraly scared of Sveta :unsure: If she plays the way like she did in Beijing final, no one will have a chance against her :sobbing: But Vika at her best can beat them all too :) Go Vika ! :D

Christinawww
Oct 25th, 2009, 06:56 PM
Venus twitted this 20 minutes ago:
we just finished the draw ceremony. i dressed unreasonably 80's, Serena was ridiculously 80's. hair to the side, pink lips, whole 9 yards

when will it be released to the rest of us?

allrounder
Oct 25th, 2009, 07:40 PM
Well Vika has got the group i hoped for with Caro, JJ and Safina. A good chance to get out of the RR with this draw if she can play like she's capable of :)

Christinawww
Oct 25th, 2009, 07:45 PM
I think this is the best draw possible. But of course I said that about Danka's 2007 draw and it turned out to be so untrue (as Serena pulled out of the other group after 1 match and left a void)

saul1333
Oct 25th, 2009, 07:45 PM
Vika in a pretty soft group :woohoo:

VIKA?
Oct 25th, 2009, 07:47 PM
OMG! finally a good draw for Vika:woohoo::woohoo:

if she doesn't passes the RR:help:

saul1333
Oct 25th, 2009, 07:48 PM
:lol: First non-stupid draw all summer:sobbing:

Christinawww
Oct 25th, 2009, 07:53 PM
:lol: First non-stupid draw all summer:sobbing:
not true. The US Open draw was good too. She just short-circuited unfortunately.

saul1333
Oct 25th, 2009, 07:55 PM
not true. The US Open draw was good too. She just short-circuited unfortunately.

:p True, completely overshadowed my mind after she lost and how the tourney turned out.

allrounder
Oct 25th, 2009, 07:56 PM
The USO draw was good up until the 4th round, but after that she would of had to face Kim, then Serena to get to the final which is a much tougher run than anyone in the top half had.

Passing the RR still won't be easy at all with her indifferent form of late, but she couldn't have asked for a better draw. :haha: at all the bitterness in GM about the draw. Now some people know how we feel regularly about draws :mad:

Break My Rapture
Oct 25th, 2009, 07:57 PM
Ikr :)

Andreas
Oct 25th, 2009, 08:22 PM
I am actually quite disappointed with the draw - despite the top line of my signature :lol:
I was really looking forward to see my favourites play the very best players - I don't get the same sort of excitement by watching my favourites playing each other -, though that is likely to happen in the semifinal. Here's hoping Safina will lose all of her matches :drool:

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 25th, 2009, 08:59 PM
Vika, make the most of this draw

gonna be disappointed if she dont make SF

Temperenka
Oct 25th, 2009, 09:03 PM
Great draw. :yeah:

Igor_Biscan
Oct 25th, 2009, 10:33 PM
Wow. Kick some ass Vika!

hellas719
Oct 26th, 2009, 03:16 AM
GL Vika! :bounce:

Igor_Biscan
Oct 26th, 2009, 12:52 PM
Seems like Vika vs JJ is first up tomorrow, at 1700h Doha time

VIKA?
Oct 26th, 2009, 01:30 PM
Damn:( I won't be able to watch her:fiery::fiery: someone record the match please:sobbing:

Vikapower
Oct 26th, 2009, 02:33 PM
Vika's draw is great, I was really tired of seeing Vika having to play Serena again and again in most of all the important tourneys, she really has her destiny in hand to make the semis at least I might say.

Break My Rapture
Oct 26th, 2009, 06:01 PM
Good luck against JJ Vika, I hope I can watch :sobbing::awww:

saul1333
Oct 26th, 2009, 06:02 PM
This will probably be the hardest match in her group:scared:

Good luck Vicky :)

VIKA?
Oct 26th, 2009, 06:56 PM
I'm wondering if she's going to wear a new outfit:awww:

allrounder
Oct 26th, 2009, 06:58 PM
I would like to think so for something as big as the YEC. Even the outfit she's been wearing in training looks great on her.

saul1333
Oct 26th, 2009, 07:02 PM
It's a must that the dress is spectacular. I can't even start to imagine what it is. Hopefully it is new though:unsure:

Break My Rapture
Oct 26th, 2009, 09:02 PM
Vika's gonna wear the Winter Trend Group :p
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Nike_Womens_Winter_Trend_Knit_Tank/descpageWANIKE-NWWTKT.html

allrounder
Oct 26th, 2009, 09:10 PM
Im wondering if the top she's been wearing in training is the white variety of that winter trend group.

hellas719
Oct 27th, 2009, 04:14 AM
GL tomorrow!

Christinawww
Oct 27th, 2009, 06:38 AM
I'm so nervous about this that I can't even concentrate on wondering about outfit. I'll be recording ALL matches from the YEC. Just hope Vika's matches won't be during the time which eurogoals flash will be aired.

Nina.
Oct 27th, 2009, 07:59 AM
Good luck today :bounce: I hope I'll be home in time :unsure:

Igor_Biscan
Oct 27th, 2009, 08:49 AM
Good luck today Vika!! Have fun :)

Christinawww
Oct 27th, 2009, 12:48 PM
I have a bit of a weird question. For fun I searched Victoria Azarenka on facebook and a profile popped up. Is it her? She has like 600 friends, a lot of them tennis players,

Christinawww
Oct 27th, 2009, 01:09 PM
From GM:

Stars and Heroes to Dazzle at Hong Kong Tennis Classic January 2010
27 / 10 / 2009

(Hong Kong, October 27th, 2009) Stars and heroes are lined up for the Hong Kong Tennis Classic 2010. The city’s showpiece event will feature four of the World’s Top Ten, plus five Grand Slam Champions, and it takes on an exciting new twist with the inclusion of four male legends. Next January, teams from four regions of the world will consist of two ladies and a man, the male player adding big name appeal to a star studded female cast. Athletes include US Open finalist and World No. 4 Caroline Wozniacki, and Sony Ericsson Open champion and World No. 6 Victoria Azarenka who will both represent Team Europe. Opposing divas Maria Sharapova and Venus Williams will represent Team Russia and Team Americas respectively, and they will be supported by World No. 9 Russian Vera Zvonareva and Argentina’s No. 1 Gisela Dulko. Sports icon and proud Chinese Zheng Jie headlines a determined Team Asia Pacific - the shy but tough Sichuan heroine is the new darling of the Hong Kong crowd - and her team mate is Ayumi Morita, Japan’s No. 1 player.

Four male heroes line up alongside their illustrious female compatriots. Team Americas showcase former superstar Michael Chang, who makes a welcome return to Hong Kong. The Chinese American was wildly popular in his prime and still punches above his weight; he has a French Open crown to his name. Team Asia Pacific boasts Thai heartthrob Paradorn Srichaphan who recently returned to the world circuit and he adds power and spice to their team. Dashing Swede and former Wimbledon Champion Stefan Edberg brings his serve and volley style and quiet charisma to an accomplished Team Europe. And Team Russia packs big gun Marat Safin, although the handsome Russian will end his official ATP career this year.

The new team format will feature women’s & men’s singles and mixed doubles matches over four days of action packed tennis at Victoria Park.

TPA President Ian Wade said “We’re thrilled by the quality of our field and our unique format, a first in tennis history we believe, it should be highly competitive and a lot of fun. We can truly say we’ll be seeing “stars and heroes,” and fans will smile in anticipation at the new twist in our line up. It’s terrific, I’m happy and I hope our many sponsors and patrons are too.”

The Hong Kong Tennis Classic 2010 will receive funding from the Mega Events Fund, and this support has enabled the TPA to bring a host of big names to Hong Kong. The event will also continue to be supported by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the Information Services Department.

Mr. Wade underlined his thanks to the different government agencies and sponsors, “Hong Kong can be proud it is bringing this cast of stars to its shores. The Mega Events Fund has given the local community, and Hong Kong’s profile an immense international boost, we’re proud of our city and we thank the Mega Events Fund deeply for their belief and support. We are also indebted to the LCSD and the ISD who back us so well every year. To all our sponsors we also say ‘thank you’, and especially Canon HongKong Co., Ltd, Cathay Pacific Airways and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. This is Hong Kong operating at its best.”

With the unique quality of the field, the TPA will appoint a travel agent to develop tourist packages to include air travel, hotel accommodation & tickets to the event and to promote tennis to fans in the region. The TPA will also work with the Hong Kong Tourism Board to promote the event to overseas visitors. Mr. Wade added “the tourist packages will be attractively priced and contain elements to make them especially appealing.”

Tickets for the Hong Kong Tennis Classic will be on sale from the beginning of December. Details will be announced in due course.

allrounder
Oct 27th, 2009, 01:16 PM
No Brisbane/Auckland for Vika then? Although she'l be losing a few points at least she'l have the chance to gain some in Sydney the week after. An exhibition might be a good way to begin the season too with nothing really at stake in the matches she'l play.

VIKA?
Oct 27th, 2009, 01:24 PM
I have a bit of a weird question. For fun I searched Victoria Azarenka on facebook and a profile popped up. Is it her? She has like 600 friends, a lot of them tennis players,

I added her but she never accepted me:bigcry: Sasha accepted me though:D:lol:

VIKA?
Oct 27th, 2009, 01:36 PM
I wanted her to play in Brisbane:tears::tears:

allrounder
Oct 27th, 2009, 01:37 PM
Her 2nd match is also first up tomorrow same time against Caro

VIKA?
Oct 27th, 2009, 01:39 PM
I'll be able to watch it tommorrow:woohoo:

Christinawww
Oct 27th, 2009, 01:46 PM
I wanted her to play in Brisbane:tears::tears:

I've never been a fan of this exho. It is rather cold there, and I remember Daniela had lot of problems adjusting to the Australian climate afterwards in 2008. She ended up sick, and her form spiraled downwards.

VIKA?
Oct 27th, 2009, 01:50 PM
I've never been a fan of this exho. It is rather cold there, and I remember Daniela had lot of problems adjusting to the Australian climate afterwards in 2008. She ended up sick, and her form spiraled downwards.

ohmy, hopefully Vika will be okay after all.

Nina.
Oct 27th, 2009, 02:53 PM
ohmy, hopefully Vika will be okay after all.

She will be fine, I think. Masha plays there every year and she normally does very well at the AO ;)

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 27th, 2009, 03:37 PM
Vika ;) :woohoo: :D :)
well done ;) :D
best news apart from the win was that Vika won this 2-0

Wozniacki tomorrow, win that by any score and she's almost into SF.

saul1333
Oct 27th, 2009, 03:40 PM
Vika def JJ 6-2, 6-3 :bounce:

8 winner/ 15 ue

and most importantly and extra $100,000 for extra shopping :lick:

Temperenka
Oct 27th, 2009, 03:47 PM
:woohoo:

Nina.
Oct 27th, 2009, 03:48 PM
Vika def JJ 6-2, 6-3 :bounce:

8 winner/ 15 ue

and most importantly and extra $100,000 for extra shopping :lick:
Haha, good we have that taken care of :lol:

Well done, straight set victory :banana: although it wasn't an outstanding match

allrounder
Oct 27th, 2009, 03:48 PM
Vika defended brilliantly for someone who isn't the fastest around the court and she was directing her first serves a lot better than she has been doing recently too :) I hope this performance is the bench mark for the rest of the tournament. I expected her to win today but not so comfortably as she did. Keep it up Viky :yeah:

Igor_Biscan
Oct 27th, 2009, 03:49 PM
Come on! :D

Well done Vika, it was steady reather than spectacular, but she got the job done.

:worship: Vika

Christinawww
Oct 27th, 2009, 03:56 PM
not many winners, but many great rallies IMO. Especially in one of Vika's service games in the second set. She wasn't the Vika from Miami and earlier, but she didn't have to be. Let's play into form and save the winners for later

Christinawww
Oct 27th, 2009, 03:58 PM
btw, did the half applaud - half boo Vika after the interview?

allrounder
Oct 27th, 2009, 04:01 PM
They seemed to cheer her when she applaued the crowd after she won, but it seemed half jeers/cheers after her interview :confused: that was how i saw it anyway. She seems to play better when the crowd are against her though :lol:

saul1333
Oct 27th, 2009, 04:03 PM
What a bunch of philistines booing her and laughing at her grunting:o

HowardH
Oct 27th, 2009, 04:20 PM
What a bunch of philistines booing her and laughing at her grunting:o

Did they actually do that? :o That isn't right.

Vika was very solid for most the match, but I always feel like her serve should be bigger than it is. It would simplify things for her.

VIKA?
Oct 27th, 2009, 04:44 PM
Well done Vika:inlove: amazing way to start the YEC:D

:o at Doha people:o

Derek.
Oct 27th, 2009, 04:51 PM
Great start, Vika! :worship:

saul1333
Oct 27th, 2009, 06:44 PM
Showed post match interview, she was wearing the cute black nike jacket :inlove:

Christinawww
Oct 27th, 2009, 06:49 PM
yup, but Croft and Schett talked while Vika talked, so we couldn't hear the whole thing

allrounder
Oct 27th, 2009, 06:50 PM
I missed it :( Hopefully it'l be on the YEC site later.

saul1333
Oct 27th, 2009, 08:11 PM
http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKLR58973220091027?feedType=RSS&feedName=tennisNews&pageNumber=2&virtualBrandChannel=11564&sp=true

Jelena gives Vika little credit :o but she did play very poorly.

Awesome response from Vika though :lol:

VIKA?
Oct 27th, 2009, 09:04 PM
Vika:inlove: love the response:lol:

waratahsrock
Oct 27th, 2009, 09:13 PM
Vamos Vikaaaaa!!! :rocker2:

Christinawww
Oct 27th, 2009, 09:25 PM
after the Serena match, they showed more interviews with Vika. I recorded it. It was a bit about if Safina deserves number 1 and another one about... her and Caro being friends and having to meet each other tomorrow.

VIKA?
Oct 27th, 2009, 09:26 PM
after the Serena match, they showed more interviews with Vika. I recorded it. It was a bit about if Safina deserves number 1 and another one about... her and Caro being friends and having to meet each other tomorrow.

I saw it:D Vika looks great:hearts:

Christinawww
Oct 27th, 2009, 09:26 PM
haha
"I'm glad she gave me the match and she was not in the mood. It worked out pretty well for me," she told reporters.

love it

saul1333
Oct 27th, 2009, 09:30 PM
:sobbing: I missed the interview