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Uranus
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:09 AM
What a crazy match!!! :eek:

Jelena served for the match in the 2nd set at *5-4 and *6-5. She even got a MP at *5-4 but her usual choke let Kim back. Jelena totally tanked in the TB (7-1) and the beginning of the 3rd set, until 4-0. Then Jelena won a game and started her race back to 4-3, but it was too late, Kim was still on!

They both look exhausted!

If they're not too tired, I swear one of them will win the AO. It was an amazing match.

KimC&MariaSNo1's
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:09 AM
awesome for Kimmy :woohoo:

~Carsten~
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:10 AM
:yeah: well done Kim! :)

Kai
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:10 AM
congrats Kim :yeah: :D
Jelena :hug:

jimbo mack
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:11 AM
great title kim!

now win the aussie open :angel:

winone23
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:11 AM
Great job Kim, I wish I could have seen it live

wateva
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:11 AM
awesome fight from kim!
although jj's 3 df in the tb was really unfortunate... :o

winone23
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:11 AM
Great job Kim, I wish I could have seen it live :worship: :worship:

!<blocparty>!
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:12 AM
Pissed.

I really thought you'd turned a corner this week, Jelena.

pigmalion
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:12 AM
well done Kimmie :worship:

Let's go for AO

Pluto
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:12 AM
Kim is comeback kid :D

Ferosh
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:12 AM
Congrats Kim!

It's ok Jelena, you're destined for great things. :hug:

~Cherry*Blossom~
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:12 AM
lol, Kim you almost choked that third set lead. What happened to your first serve :(

Glad you won :bigclap:

Hopefully you can make the final in Melbourne :bigclap: :woohoo:

Vacant
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:12 AM
Such an entertaining match to watch. :D

Shame for JJ, but well done Kim. :yeah:

iMe
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:13 AM
:sobbing:

!Gio!
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:13 AM
Great win Kim, well deserved win:D

Hagar
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:13 AM
I'm going to yell something that I wanted to yell at least once this year. Just was not sure if I could yell it this early.

Here it comes:

OKIDOKIM
PIANISSIMOKIM!!!

:D :devil: :cool: :bounce: :lol: ;) :kiss: :hearts:

jujufreak
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:13 AM
lots and lots of errors and a mentally weak Jankovic

VasVas
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:13 AM
magnificient effort from both of them.. Im sorry for Jelena , she have to learn how to finish games..

xin_hui
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:14 AM
i think i lost about 10 years of my life just following scores :o

thank you for that great fight, kim :worship: i seriously thought you were done :tape:

what a great match to bring into the AO :worship:

starred06
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:15 AM
They could have a rematch in AO final.

Nicky2002
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:15 AM
a few bad line calls really pissed me off

hope to see Jelena and Kim in AO final

Rub
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:16 AM
why... i am so happy! :woohoo:

you are awesome Kim! saving a matchpoint is amazing!

Meelis
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:17 AM
Kim :bigclap:

.Andrew.
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:17 AM
Kim :woohoo: :worship: :yeah:

Jelena :hug:

GL at the Australian!

winone23
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:19 AM
I'm going to yell something that I wanted to yell at least once this year. Just was not sure if I could yell it this early.

Here it comes:

OKIDOKIM
PIANISSIMOKIM!!!

:D :devil: :cool: :bounce: :lol: ;) :kiss: :hearts:


:lol: :lol: :lol:

fifiricci
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:19 AM
Well done Kim!!

Even though I haven't seen the match yet, looks like Kim's serve is still way off at times and that will really have to change if she's going to win the AO - the likes of Maria, Hingis and the other top players who don't suffer from Jankovic type nerves, will not let Kim get away with it ;)

Still, bloody great start to the season for Kim and it really bodes well :D

MistyGrey
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:19 AM
:woohoo: Kim
Now win the AO!!

Ben.
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:19 AM
what an amazing comeback from kim! :yeah: she was down match pt & saved it with a glorious winner. what a champion, what a legend :rocker2:
this will no doubt give kim a lot of confidence going into the open with the title under her belt now :D congrats once again kim :woohoo:

jelena :hug: she played out of her mind to push kimmie to the limit & she should be proud with the week she has had as well as well as the week in Auckland. that proves that jelena is one tough cookie & that she will be challenging the top players within a short amount of time. congrats jelena :clap2:

~Kiera~
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:19 AM
Congrats, Kim.

You should have won this, Jelena, but I'm sure that mental strength will come with time. Well done for fighting back when virtually everyone thought you were done and dusted. Be proud of your efforts this week. I know I am :yeah:

*Jean*
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:20 AM
Woohoo well done Kimmy! Amazing win!

champion88
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:20 AM
Awesome and entertaining match. I really though Jankovic could sneak it back. I think this is definitely a huge possibility of AO Final for sure :)

pav
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:21 AM
Even though I didn't see it I'll bet after winning Kimmy sprinted towards the net whipping off her sweatbands, and then had to wait at the net.Silly JJ she bowed to experience

winone23
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:21 AM
Well done Kim!!

Even though I haven't seen the match yet, looks like Kim's serve is still way off at times and that will really have to change if she's going to win the AO - the likes of Maria, Hingis and the other top players who don't suffer from Jankovic type nerves, will not let Kim get away with it ;)

Still, bloody great start to the season for Kim and it really bodes well :D

Kim can handle it.

Pluto
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:21 AM
On these moments you realize how much you will miss her :s

GoDominique
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:21 AM
Jankovic made an awful blunder at 6-4 5-4 30-15, she just had to get that backhand anywhere into the court to have two match-points. :o

Stamp Paid
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:22 AM
This was a really good match. Well done by both.

Louis Cyphre
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:22 AM
:woohoo:
Great match for both players but Kim is different class :devil: She`s a fighter and loosing is not an option for her :yeah:
Now take the AO title Kim :yeah:

CooCooCachoo
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:23 AM
:sad: Jeca

wgam
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:24 AM
congrats Kim

Stamp Paid
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:25 AM
LMAO at the ignorant Serb fans in the crowd who wont let Kim get her speech out.

Leopold Stotch
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:25 AM
I thought JJ did well despite the very hostile crowd and some dodgy calls. She'll have to work more on hitting the ball harder.

Hagar
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:26 AM
:woohoo:
Great match for both players but Kim is different class :devil: She`s a fighter and loosing is not an option for her :yeah:

I somehow have the feeling that the fact that she knows that it is her last chance to win a particular tournament gives her an extra boost. Like: "Damn, this is my last chance to win the Sydney tournament, I'll hit that f!cking MP away".

tennisbear7
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:27 AM
Congrats Kimmie!

Now Win The Australian Open!

Commisserations To Jelena, You Played A Fabulous Match!

Yay! I Think I Just Aged A Decade Watching The Scoreboard.

Ben.
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:28 AM
LMAO at the ignorant Serb fans in the crowd who wont let Kim get her speech out.

Not surprised :lol: :rolleyes: how rude of them :o

Louis Cyphre
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:30 AM
I somehow have the feeling that the fact that she knows that it is her last chance to win a particular tournament gives her an extra boost. Like: "Damn, this is my last chance to win the Sydney tournament, I'll hit that f!cking MP away".

maybe... but probably its her champion spirit ;) BTW i somehow dont believe Kim or maybe dont wanna believe her that she will retire at the end of the year

lienie18
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:30 AM
That's why I love Kim so much :hearts:
How she fought her way back in the match is one thing, but her personality that's what makes her amazing.
How I'm gonna miss her when she'll retire...
Congrats girl :worship:

Rub
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:30 AM
I somehow have the feeling that the fact that she knows that it is her last chance to win a particular tournament gives her an extra boost. Like: "Damn, this is my last chance to win the Sydney tournament, I'll hit that f!cking MP away".

yeah... i thought of the same thing!

Just Do It
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:32 AM
Jelena had match point :smash: !!!!!

Kim :yeah:

MrSerenaWilliams
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:32 AM
Kim :eek::bigclap::bounce:

tennisbear7
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:34 AM
I thought JJ did well despite the very hostile crowd and some dodgy calls. She'll have to work more on hitting the ball harder.

Hostile? I think that the Serb fans were really quite disruptive to Kim, cheering her faults and errors, and calling out during points. To their credit though, they really made the atmosphere electric.

Kim made a few too many unforced errors today and it nearly cost her with Jankovic UNBELIEVABLY consistent from the ground. I also don't think Jelena needs to hit the ball harder; she makes such a low amount of errors it's unbelievable. And this has proven a success to this point.

diekedelver
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:35 AM
Kimmy :D

Nice speech from both players !

DaNieLa RoCkZ
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:35 AM
Those fans were assholes... booing her when the guy said that Kim was the most popular player in Australia :rolleyes:.. Kim got really pissed.. havent seen that much before :eek:

Hagar
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:35 AM
Look at this pic:
http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/photo?slug=getty-72657645ez017_2007_medibank_5_48_01_am&prov=getty

It brings tears to my eyes, I must be getting soft.

DaNieLa RoCkZ
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:36 AM
Hostile? I think that the Serb fans were really quite disruptive to Kim, cheering her faults and errors, and calling out during points. To their credit though, they really made the atmosphere electric.

Kim made a few too many unforced errors today and it nearly cost her with Jankovic UNBELIEVABLY consistent from the ground. I also don't think Jelena needs to hit the ball harder; she makes such a low amount of errors it's unbelievable. And this has proven a success to this point.

:unsure: she made 45 errors :lol:

Freija
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:38 AM
Kim, what a fight! I really gonna miss you next year...
Hagar, at the end of the match I also had tears in my eyes. She's just such a fabulous fighter, player and person.

Also a lot of respect to Jelena, she played very good! I think she has a fantastic future in tennis. Well done!

Kim, I wish you the very best in Melbourne, I hope you can speak to the crowd too after a nice final there!

Leopold Stotch
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:39 AM
Hostile? I think that the Serb fans were really quite disruptive to Kim, cheering her faults and errors, and calling out during points. To their credit though, they really made the atmosphere electric.
The roar from the crowd when Jelena made a DF or UE was significantly louder.

Shimizu Amon
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:41 AM
That sounds amazing! Why did people wrote that the last set finished in love for Kimmy? Whatever....Kimmy won that's the most important thing. Well my bet is still that Masha is going to win the AO.

tobi
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:43 AM
Congrats Kim :)

JJ :help:

Just Do It
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:44 AM
Those fans were assholes... booing her when the guy said that Kim was the most popular player in Australia :rolleyes:.. Kim got really pissed.. havent seen that much before :eek:

yes, but Australians were against Jelena !!

tennisbear7
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:45 AM
The roar from the crowd when Jelena made a DF or UE was significantly louder.

Please.

Those Serbs are really loud. :lol: But I love them!

There were shouts when Kim was in the middle of her second service motion and was broken for 2-3 Jankovic.

I'm going to miss Kimmie so much.

Let us all Kimmie fans gather at the end of the year contemplating our places in the world once she is gone. LOL. Though maybe she'll win 9 tournaments again this year and decides to stay. :lol:

Wayn77
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:45 AM
Those fans were assholes... booing her when the guy said that Kim was the most popular player in Australia :rolleyes:.. Kim got really pissed.. havent seen that much before :eek:

football fans I'm afraid - those assholes get everywhere :rolleyes:

Congrats Kim.
Extraordinary match at times - came down to a battle of 'between the ears' and Kim was stronger when it mattered. Nice embrace between the two players at the end.

Poor Jelena :hearts: :smooch:

Ben.
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:45 AM
Hostile? I think that the Serb fans were really quite disruptive to Kim, cheering her faults and errors, and calling out during points. To their credit though, they really made the atmosphere electric.

Kim made a few too many unforced errors today and it nearly cost her with Jankovic UNBELIEVABLY consistent from the ground. I also don't think Jelena needs to hit the ball harder; she makes such a low amount of errors it's unbelievable. And this has proven a success to this point.

agree :)

Scots Kim Fan
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:47 AM
i think i lost about 10 years of my life just following scores :o

thank you for that great fight, kim :worship: i seriously thought you were done :tape:

what a great match to bring into the AO :worship:

Watching it live was even worse! :scared: That's the most grit I've seen Kim display for a while - her game wasn't exactly firing on all cylinders but she dug in deep and really seemed to want the win :clap2:

Well done Kim! :D

Ben.
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:49 AM
football fans I'm afraid - those assholes get everywhere :rolleyes:



oh yes :lol: :rolleyes: not really true tennis fans.

Just Do It
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:51 AM
I like football atmosphere :)

Come-on-kim
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:52 AM
I didn't like the crowd... they were rude...

But what a match :eek: Congrats Kim and Jelena for this!

tennisbear7
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:53 AM
LOL, commentator Pratt said that the Serb fans were not really tennis fans, but rather football and didn't understand tennis etiquette. And she said that it was quite rude.

pka_liloo
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:53 AM
Congrats, Kim!! :smoke:

lindsayno1
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:54 AM
this is another learning curve for jelena! If she wants to hang with the big babes of tennis shes gotta learn to control her temper and not let her concentration go away if something occurs that she doesnt believe to be right. She lets it lurk around for a bit - then its too late.

Good effort this tourney tho! Beating hingis, momo, vaidisova and almost kim!

_Cell-chuk
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:59 AM
Clijsters is so going to win the AO.
When she is moving, fighting and defending this well, only the consistent power hitters can stop her. Those hitters are either out (Justine, Venus, Davenport) or not in form (Serena, Maria).

Leopold Stotch
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:01 PM
LOL, commentator Pratt said that the Serb fans were not really tennis fans, but rather football and didn't understand tennis etiquette. And she said that it was quite rude.
I'm sure this commenator forgot to mention the incomparably louder Australian fans who were cheering Jelena's every double fault and unforced error.

Cilla
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:01 PM
My 2 faves :D Jelena will become my fave by default when Kim retires :lol:

Well done Kimmie! :banana: I hope they both have a great run @ the AO.

Wayn77
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:02 PM
Clijsters is so going to win the AO.
When she is moving, fighting and defending this well, only the consistent power hitters can stop her. Those hitters are either out (Justine, Venus, Davenport) or not in form (Serena, Maria).

Clijsters will be the favourite and rightly so. But she is always very beatable.

tennisbear7
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:09 PM
Omg I'm watching the replay, as Jankovic was trying to serve out the match at 5-4. I'm still nervous even though Kim won!

Ben.
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:12 PM
Omg I'm watching the replay, as Jankovic was trying to serve out the match at 5-4. I'm still nervous even though Kim won!

same here ;)

piercerocks
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:14 PM
aww jelena

hope kim has a great last year!!

muniu
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:14 PM
Can someone upload speech?? :D
It'll be amazing!! thnx

Ana&Jelena Fan
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:17 PM
:sad: Congrats to Kim and Jelena... Great match.

©@®eLess
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:17 PM
Congrats to Kim, really a great match and she is a great person, too bad she will retire.

Jelena...oh dear sweet Jelena...When there's a bad call, just put a block in your head, dont get upset. Rest now and play your best at AO. I'm not saying final...like some people...give it a quarter final for a start and i'll be happy.

Serbian fans amazing at momments and then rude at momments too. If Jelena can take a defeat in style so can you. Just support her, dont go against her opponent.

tennisbear7
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:21 PM
I'm sure this commenator forgot to mention the incomparably louder Australian fans who were cheering Jelena's every double fault and unforced error.

Australian crowds are traditionally VERY fair, so please, don't say that they aren't because they are so supportive.

And the majority of them of didn't shout between first and second serves for Kim, or in between points.

End of discussion, as you've obviously annoyed peopel in the past before, given your black report card under your nick.

sapir1434
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:21 PM
Kim :worship: fantastic match.
Well done Jelena for the great week. And good luck to both next week.

<Sven>
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:21 PM
:woohoo:
What a match!
Jelena really showed what's she's made off...
Kim still has to lift her level a bit if she wants to win the AO... But nontheless, congrats on your 34th singles title Kimmie!! :bounce:

Billabong
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:24 PM
OMG:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:!!!!!!!!!!
Kim you are truly awesome, unique and extraordinary:bowdown:!!! Congratulations for this much deserved title and absolutely fantastic fight:yeah:!!! She wanted this title more than any tournament she played last year, you could see how she really would do anything to win today:worship:!!! Congrats girl, keep it up for the AO:D!!!

tennisbear7
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:24 PM
:woohoo:
What a match!
Jelena really showed what's she's made off...
Kim still has to lift her level a bit if she wants to win the AO... But nontheless, congrats on your 34th singles title Kimmie!! :bounce:

I agree. She's playing no where near as well as she played leading up and during to the US Open 2005.

Billabong
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:26 PM
BTW the Sydney crowd is quite lucky with their finals recently:eek:!! In 2001 they had a classic Hingis-Davenport final won by Hingis 7-5 in the third, last year they had the Henin-Schiavone unbelievable match and today they had another thriller:yeah:!!!

Munchen
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:26 PM
WTG Kimmie :woohoo:

:eek: what a thrilling match :cool: :hearts:

Jelena :hug:
:eek: :eek: great retrieving :worship:

MyskinaManiac
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:29 PM
Kim playing great... not the best, but give her a week and she'll be hitting true form

Grohl
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:32 PM
:woohoo:

KClijsters
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:32 PM
What a great match to watch :D

There were great rally's with great points. Jelena had her chances. She was leading *4-3, *5-4 and *6-5 in the second set. 2 times she could serve for the match. And she had 1 MP. But she couldn't take it.

I was really happy with Kim's fighting spirit. She really wanted to win this match. And I'm really happy that she did it :)

Congrats Kim ! :)

Good luck to Kim and Jelena at the AO

Ceri
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:34 PM
So great for Kim! She needs to make more first serves though. Great fight from her, never sensed she was out of it. Go kimmy!!! :-D

hdfb
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:35 PM
um. damn. jankovic. worst fucking luck.

kfh_9118
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:37 PM
what an amazing match, great fight from Kim :yeah:

But I am really impressed with Jelena's game :eek: :worship:

I wish one of them will win AO now :angel:

Leopold Stotch
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:40 PM
Australian crowds are traditionally VERY fair, so please, don't say that they aren't because they are so supportive.
They appeared to be very "supportive" in cheering JJ's double faults.

Nicky2002
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:42 PM
LOL, commentator Pratt said that the Serb fans were not really tennis fans, but rather football and didn't understand tennis etiquette. And she said that it was quite rude.


Kerryn Pratt said something like "Jankovic is very expressive, perhaps she might want to start acting when her tennis career is over." I thought that was quite rude.

Xanadu11
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:50 PM
I was volunteering tonight. What an insane, crazy, fabulous time. I can't believe I got to see that for free.


On the Serbian fans. It got a little crazy. There was a flag or something they had put up, and some other people pulled it down, and this guy went absolutely nuts and broke one of the doors on centre court. And after Kim won the second set, someone started a fire in the mens bathroom. Like wtf? It's a tennis match.

Jelena seemed absolutely exhausted at the end. She actually sat down on the court during the presentation. Nevertheless, she had an amazing week and was absolutely a gem when I got to speak to her. I just hope she is able to rest up for the Aus Open.

Kim was just outstanding. As a fan, I was just so happy. Her speech at the end was so sad. I can't believe she wont play again in Sydney. But if Kim retiring means she's going to play with passion like this, then she will have an amazing year.

RenaSlam.
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:52 PM
Well done, Kim :worship:

Janko, great couple weeks...you need your rest. Wish she was in Masha's quarter...it'd be an interesting match up with those two. :devil:

We've seen Jankovic play just about everyone else.

Rest up!

Hachiko
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:55 PM
Congrats Kim. What a terrific match.

Leopold Stotch
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:56 PM
Kerryn Pratt said something like "Jankovic is very expressive, perhaps she might want to start acting when her tennis career is over." I thought that was quite rude.
It's fine that this commentator is biased and that the crowd was rooting for Kim however the manner in which they do it, by discrediting Jelena and her supporters, is unprofessional.

It also seems to have rubbed off on some of the posters here.

Hachiko
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:57 PM
Kerryn Pratt said something like &quot;Jankovic is very expressive, perhaps she might want to start acting when her tennis career is over.&quot; I thought that was quite rude.

I think what she said was "Jelena is wanting to take up acting after her tennis career." Or at least she said that earlier on.

Hagar
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:58 PM
Went home for lunch and saw the last games on Eurosport.
I loved how many people in the crowd were cheering Kim on. Great rally at matchpoint and she finished it with such a fine shot. Afterwards she fell on her knees. I have rarely seen her react so happy after a win.
I'm sure Kim will take the plane for Melbourne with a heavy feeling in her heart. So many beautiful memories she has of the wonderful city that Sydney is.

new-york
Jan 12th, 2007, 12:59 PM
can't wait to see the match.:D

tennisbear7
Jan 12th, 2007, 01:01 PM
Kerryn Pratt said something like "Jankovic is very expressive, perhaps she might want to start acting when her tennis career is over." I thought that was quite rude.

She said that Jankovic wanted to start an acting career, not "should" start one.

Sorry for nitpicking.

ioni
Jan 12th, 2007, 01:02 PM
Kim :bounce: :woohoo: :woohoo: :clap2:

~Kiera~
Jan 12th, 2007, 01:04 PM
One touch I liked was the genuinely nice hug from Jelena at the end. Very gracious in defeat :yeah:

KClijsters
Jan 12th, 2007, 01:06 PM
One touch I liked was the genuinely nice hug from Jelena at the end. Very gracious in defeat :yeah:

yes, that was really nice to watch :D

tennisbear7
Jan 12th, 2007, 01:07 PM
It's fine that this commentator is biased and that the crowd was rooting for Kim however the manner in which they do it, by discrediting Jelena and her supporters, is unprofessional.

It also seems to have rubbed off on some of the posters here.

Oh God.

1) Get your facts right. Kerryn said that Jelena WANTED to take up acting, not that she SHOULD.
2) I bet you haven't even heard the commentary from Kerryn. She is in fact VERY unbiased and in fact she RAVES on about what a true star Jelena will be.

So don't go calling someone who has done a terrific job over the years "unprofessional" to assuage your bitter wounds from Jelena losing.

Every now and then your favourites will lose. Get over it.

I like Jelena and she wouldn't want one of her supporters being so difficult, like you.

cometz9
Jan 12th, 2007, 01:09 PM
Congrats to Kimmie :clap2: :worship: :woohoo: first WTA title of 2007, Australia Open is next :drool: Get some rest and good luck in Melbourne. Can't wait to see her on tv :sad:

Jelena :sobbing: a fantastic week nonetheless but she still is mentally fragile when it comes to closing out top players. She will definitely come into Melbourne with a ton of confidence and match tough. Good luck, i'm anticipating great things from her there :yeah:

Leopold Stotch
Jan 12th, 2007, 01:13 PM
Oh God.

1) Get your facts right. Kerryn said that Jelena WANTED to take up acting, not that she SHOULD.
I based my response on Nicky's quote.

tennisbear7
Jan 12th, 2007, 01:13 PM
That hug was really nice. Jelena is such a sweet girl!

Vaidisova
Jan 12th, 2007, 01:15 PM
Congrats on the title Kim!

Jelena:hug: Rest up for the AO now!:)

azmad_88
Jan 12th, 2007, 01:20 PM
Kim!!..congratulations!!

i want this match..somebody!

Kim's_fan_4ever
Jan 12th, 2007, 01:26 PM
I'm so happy with this result :yeah: I'm looking forward to seeing the replay of the match.
Congrats Kimmie :D
Jelena thanks for the effort and good luck at AO :hug:

ChampLindsay
Jan 12th, 2007, 01:39 PM
wow i think from the result shows that this was verey tough match.... in 30 minutes i will wathc it on Eurosport...:) :)

Congratulation to Kim well done... :worship: :worship:

SvetaPleaseWin.
Jan 12th, 2007, 01:40 PM
watched it live :eek: what an atmosphere although i thought the serbs booing clijsters was a bit much
amazing match but jelena really needs to learn how to keep her focus when things dont go her way

Kitty84
Jan 12th, 2007, 01:47 PM
Being a Belgian, I really had tears in my eyes when our Kimmie gave her speech. I also thought it was so incredibly nice of the tournament directors and sponsors that they gave Kim a little something to say goodbye. I think I can speak for many when I say we're all going to miss her: not only because she is such a good player, but also because she is such a nice person.

And that is exactly why I was very upset about the behaviour and reactions of the Serbian fans in the crowd. What was that all about?! The shouting and singing when Kim was about to serve, the loud and inappropriate HAHA when Kim missed a serve and the most disgusting moment: the noise during her speech. Talking bout disrespect.

Sharapova's_Boy
Jan 12th, 2007, 01:50 PM
What a great match. :worship:

Kimmy :hearts: Wasn't playing her best, but she dug deep and fought her way out of trouble. All bodes great for the AO.

Jelena :sad: She's shown that her game has really come together. Once she gets mentally tough, she won't lose these matches.

The Serbian crowd though was shockingly rude. :rolleyes:

Langers
Jan 12th, 2007, 02:04 PM
Absolutely outstanding game of tennis. Awesome win Kim coming from match point down! :worship:

The crowd behavior of the Serbs was totally despicable. :fiery:

Ellery
Jan 12th, 2007, 02:05 PM
Jelena :hug:

Congrats Kimmie :kiss:

Modiac.
Jan 12th, 2007, 02:08 PM
Jelena :sad:
You should learn how to catch every chance.:help:
Still good tournament. :hug:

Congrats,Kim!

Good luck to both in AO! ;)

SvetaPleaseWin.
Jan 12th, 2007, 02:16 PM
although the serbs in the crowd sucked i think they helped kim-she clearly was getting annoyed by them at the end of the 1st set and then got really fired up when they started crossing the line in the 2nd set

dany.p
Jan 12th, 2007, 02:17 PM
yes the serbs were rowdy and rude (on some occasions even making me feel embarassed to be a serb), but the larger crowd suppporting kim weren't exactly the best representation of a fair crowd either. Cheering on Jelena's double faults and errors when the majority of specators were against her wasn't nice. regardles it was still a fantastic match with Kim fully deserving the win. hopefully jelena can take some positives from the match coming so close to a win. Also if Kim stays this motivated for the rest of the year, she'll be very tough to beat.

Langers
Jan 12th, 2007, 02:20 PM
I thought JJ did well despite the very hostile crowd and some dodgy calls. She'll have to work more on hitting the ball harder.
What a ridiculous comment. The Serbian supporters were the ones cheering after every fault Clijsters served including one guy who was LAUGHING after she faulted. And you thought the crowd was hostile towards JJ? :rolleyes:

athake
Jan 12th, 2007, 02:27 PM
I'm sure this commenator forgot to mention the incomparably louder Australian fans who were cheering Jelena's every double fault and unforced error.

But Serb fans made them do that, it was a reaction to effect. so we can say, indirectly Serb fans damaged their own fav...
---------

Cong. to Kim, well come back.
At Jankovic side, it was almost the same as USO SF against justine. Very good tennis but she had to learn something from that match...

tennisbear7
Jan 12th, 2007, 02:35 PM
ACK!

After seeing the whole match I can see how disrespectful the Serbian crowd was, even booing Kim during her speech.

But it was funny how Kim put her cheque into her cup in a girly way. :haha: Even Kim got a bit fed up with the rowdy Serbs when she said "If I can only have a minute here..."

Geertvg
Jan 12th, 2007, 02:35 PM
What a match!! What a fight!! Yes, Jelena should have finished out, she kind of beat herself a bit, but during the match point she didn't choke, Kim just played better, it was in the tie break Jelena's serve collapsed...

Great fighter, that Jelena, amazing stuff she showed us, she's a star, she'll be top 3 one day for sure. All respect to her.

Yes, the Australian crowd turned against Jelena in the end, but the Jelena fans have only themselves to blame for that, it was a reaction to their behaviour :)

And yes, it was a great match, and not an unforced error festival like some say. I enjoyed watching it so much, though I was dead nervous. What a fight, from BOTH of them :)

Here's some video's:

Kim's speech:

http://video.vrtnieuws.net/sport_master/tennis/wta_toernooien/070112_sydney_EINDverslag/S_070112_Speech_Clijsters_1-20070112-124045-HB.wmv

Match report:

http://video.vrtnieuws.net/sport_master/tennis/wta_toernooien/070112_sydney_EINDverslag/S_070112_Sydney_Clij-Jank-20070112-133800-HB.wmv

End of set 1:

http://video.vrtnieuws.net/sport_master/tennis/wta_toernooien/070112_sydney_EINDverslag/S_070112_laatsteGame_Set1-20070112-130142-HB.wmv

Tie break set 2:

http://video.vrtnieuws.net/sport_master/tennis/wta_toernooien/070112_sydney_EINDverslag/S_070112_laatsteGame_Set2-20070112-124807-HB.wmv

Last game set 3:

http://video.vrtnieuws.net/sport_master/tennis/wta_toernooien/070112_sydney_EINDverslag/S_070112_laatsteGame_Set3-20070112-122512-HB.wmv

Or go to http://www.vrtnieuws.net/nieuwsnet_master/versie2/sporza/nnII_sporza_start/index.shtml?fw=/sport_master/tennis/wta_toernooien/070112_sydney_EINDverslag/index.html there's the video's coming from :)

tennisbear7
Jan 12th, 2007, 02:37 PM
ACK!

After seeing the whole match I can see how disrespectful the Serbian crowd was, even booing Kim during her speech.

But it was funny how Kim put her cheque into her cup in a girly way. :haha: Even Kim got a bit fed up with the rowdy Serbs when she said "If I can only have a minute here..."

Geertvg
Jan 12th, 2007, 02:47 PM
One advice for both players in Melbourne: WORK THE SERVE!!! :)

Mateo Mathieu
Jan 12th, 2007, 02:54 PM
I was happy to see the match in live :D Australian crowd was supporting Jelena until those Serbian hooligans was extremely rude to Kim and that's when most of them turn to supporting Kim. Hell, one of those Serbian fans tell threaten to those lineperson and the umpire that he would hurt them! :o A security escorted him out :rolls:

©@®eLess
Jan 12th, 2007, 03:00 PM
Asi said before....Serb crowd really needed to focus on supporting Jelena and not booing Clijsters...that was really rude...Instead of helping Jelena when she was tanking they kept waiting for Clijsters errors....disguisting really.

But what really makes me angry is number of bad line calls against Jelena, it keeps happening match after match, but she should really just say to her: F*ck that point less win the next...instead she just goes down. She shouldnt play that deep at key points. Here defense in excellent...but at times she is just too much defensive. Her serve got better then last year..but she has to make it even better.

I'm really sorry Kim will retire after thise season, i hope she chages her mind. She's got the fitness the shots, i just cant belive she cant play 15 tournaments a year, She just needs too pick the right ones, and she can be on top again.

Jelena Best luck at Ao...reach quarters atleast :). Serbia's proud of ya!

gibberish
Jan 12th, 2007, 03:06 PM
Saw the match live. Was sitting in front of some pro-Serbian fans and some more fans of Jelena's were sitting in the front row of our stand.

I'm all for cheering for your player between games and points and all, but jeez it got irritating. Especially during Kim's speech when she was being very gracious to the Serbian fans and then they made noise throughout her speech even when she politely asked for a minute to speech. Seriously, there's a time and place for everything and booing and shouting out during serves doesn't help their cause any. The elderly couple next to me tried to yank one of their flags but just incited them further.

That nitpick aside, it was an incredibly exciting match. Quality-wise, too many breaks of serve, but the tension towards the end of the second set was palpable. After one of those questionable linecalls and the blown match point Jelena seemed to lose focus and just wasn't in it and Kim raced through the tiebreak.

I was hoping the 3rd set would also be competitive, but Kim almost ran away with the match. So happy Jelena fought back near the end. But when Kim won there was a collective elation and we all jumped to our feet.

Very exciting and good to see the graciousness of both players in their speeches. LMAO Jelena was so cute when she couldn't remember the names of the other tournament sponsors besides Medibank.

Tenis Srbija
Jan 12th, 2007, 03:07 PM
:sobbing: :sobbing: :sobbing:

Screw the fans...JJ loooooost :( :( :( :( :(

Good one Kimmy :hug: , but I'm still :awww:

gibberish
Jan 12th, 2007, 03:10 PM
At least Jelena attempted to fight back in the 3rd set. I was so worried she'd get bageled.

Kim's_fan_4ever
Jan 12th, 2007, 03:10 PM
Ok I saw the replay of the match from hallf of the second set. Honestly speaking it was great, so much drama and many beautiful points. I hope that AO final will be at least as great as this match and hey I have nothing against to see Kim-Jelena match in AO's final

The Daviator
Jan 12th, 2007, 03:11 PM
I'm not surprised in the slightest that Jankovic choked...

gibberish
Jan 12th, 2007, 03:13 PM
I think it was the linecall late in the second set that done her in. Not sure if it as before or after the match point but that was when she started crapping up. I was hoping it wasn't a repeat of that US Open semi.

Kim's_fan_4ever
Jan 12th, 2007, 03:13 PM
One more thing, nobody will tell me that Kim lost the will to play tennis and fight out there, the best example: the end of the second set + all her fist pumps

gibberish
Jan 12th, 2007, 03:15 PM
After watching that match I'm like, why the hell is she retiring anyway? Girl's playing some awesome tennis and has to be the fave for Melbourne.

Just Do It
Jan 12th, 2007, 03:24 PM
Leave Sebian fans :crying2:

Jogi
Jan 12th, 2007, 03:26 PM
omg what a match :eek: just watched the replay on ES
I'm going to like Jankovic more and more, she's a great player, beautiful game and just a character on court... great gesture at the net when she smiled and took kim in her arms :)
both girls have my admiration for their fighting spirit, just incredible
and really terrific speech from Kim, thx for posting! congrats to her, she fought very hard in the end of the 2nd and deserved to win. great start into her last season
lets hope both will recover well and go far in Melbourne

~Kiera~
Jan 12th, 2007, 03:26 PM
Here's some video's:

Kim's speech:

http://video.vrtnieuws.net/sport_master/tennis/wta_toernooien/070112_sydney_EINDverslag/S_070112_Speech_Clijsters_1-20070112-124045-HB.wmv

Thanks! Nice speech from Kim :)

Probably a long shot, but does anyone have a link to the entire presentation ceremony please? I'd like to hear what Jelena said.

Lefty.
Jan 12th, 2007, 03:28 PM
Congrats Kim! :yeah: Way to fight in the second. :yeah:

:hug: Jelena :hug: So close. Rest up for AO and have a great time! :yeah:

gibberish
Jan 12th, 2007, 03:31 PM
Jelena was funny in her speech. Congratulated Kim and said she hoped that since Kim's retiring she'd be nice enough to let Jelena win. Then thanked Medibank and everyone laughed with her when she couldn't remember the names of the other sponsors. Classy player.

strictennis
Jan 12th, 2007, 03:33 PM
jankovic really win me over as a fan!
jankovic! i love you!
great way to start the last year on tour kim!
=)

Tennisaddict
Jan 12th, 2007, 03:34 PM
One more thing, nobody will tell me that Kim lost the will to play tennis and fight out there, the best example: the end of the second set + all her fist pumps

She was fighting brilliantly in this match that´s true, but she doesn´t show this fight when she plays Henin. That´s what dissapointed me about Clijsters last year. Especially the match at RG. I wish she showed the same fighting spirit in her matches against Henin.

~Kiera~
Jan 12th, 2007, 03:35 PM
Jelena was funny in her speech. Congratulated Kim and said she hoped that since Kim's retiring she'd be nice enough to let Jelena win. Then thanked Medibank and everyone laughed with her when she couldn't remember the names of the other sponsors. Classy player.

Jelena's a character :lol:

Just Do It
Jan 12th, 2007, 03:36 PM
Jelena was funny in her speech. Congratulated Kim and said she hoped that since Kim's retiring she'd be nice enough to let Jelena win. Then thanked Medibank and everyone laughed with her when she couldn't remember the names of the other sponsors. Classy player.

Entertainer :D

gibberish
Jan 12th, 2007, 03:36 PM
Good to see that Jelena didn't seem to look injured. Here's hoping she can carry her good form over to Melbourne. I'd be disappointed if she has overplayed/peaked too early cos she's surely a big chance for the semis or even the final.

Wouldn't be at all surprised to see a Clijsters vs Jankovic rematch in 2 weeks.

Mina Vagante
Jan 12th, 2007, 03:36 PM
well done kimmue, loved how jelena had mp and u won:bounce:

partbrit
Jan 12th, 2007, 03:46 PM
I wasn't able to even follow the scoreboard because of the time, but when I got up this morning, I was a bit surprised to see the score. I thought Jelena's body would be shot and she would be taken out in two sets, or even have to retire. I'm really glad that she was able to hang in and play what must have been a great final.

I would have been happy with either of these players' winning--I like them both so much!

Belmont Lad
Jan 12th, 2007, 03:46 PM
Super pleased two of my fav players put on an entertaining and fierce battle for the title. Well done to Kim for a great week and an awesome prep for the Oz Open. Kudos as well to Jelena for a tremendous start to the season. Good luck to both in Melbourne! :yeah: :)

dangerjenny
Jan 12th, 2007, 03:48 PM
well done Kim.

morningglory
Jan 12th, 2007, 03:48 PM
Didn't think it would be this close, but well done Kim!!!

Tenis Srbija
Jan 12th, 2007, 03:48 PM
well done kimmue, loved how jelena had mp and u won:bounce:

:o

You happy, cuz someone else was unhappy. That's rudeee :o

I<3Myskina
Jan 12th, 2007, 03:48 PM
Yeaah! Go KIM!!!!

Now, the Aussie Open is OURS!

thegoose
Jan 12th, 2007, 03:52 PM
Wow it was such an exciting match! Congrats Kim!
Was impressed by Jelena's fighting spirit in the final set to get back in it from 4-0 down!! Hope there are loads of great matches in the next few weekslike this one and I'll be watching out for Jankovic!!!

Dexter
Jan 12th, 2007, 04:01 PM
Damn Jeca :(

selyoink
Jan 12th, 2007, 04:05 PM
Sounds like a hell of a match. I hope Jelena didn't burn herself out before the AO.

tennismaster8820
Jan 12th, 2007, 04:13 PM
It was a great match! I love watching Jankovic play, but Kim showed she is stronger mentally!:banana:
Next time Jelena!;-)

dutchsf
Jan 12th, 2007, 04:15 PM
Nice finale, my biggest favourite Kim against one of my other faves Jelena J

gibberish
Jan 12th, 2007, 04:17 PM
Yeah I think Kim's mental strength and experience in tight situations helped her win. That replay point at 6-5 in the second set seemed to rattle Jelena. She's just got to learn to accept that sometimes you get crappy calls and there's not much you can do about that (well except with hawkeye) and just get on with it.

Corswandt
Jan 12th, 2007, 04:17 PM
One point away from top 10.

Still, this shows JJ is a contender for any tournament she enters - and she won't choke away all of them like she did here. I hope.

shirley
Jan 12th, 2007, 04:36 PM
An exciting match :) I saw a little bit this afternoon. Congratulations to Kim.

Nicolás89
Jan 12th, 2007, 04:37 PM
so jelena still isnt a top ten yet???

BTW congrats kim

Brooklyn90
Jan 12th, 2007, 04:37 PM
Yeah!!!!!!! Go Kim :yeah:

Just Do It
Jan 12th, 2007, 04:41 PM
so jelena still isnt a top ten yet???

No, she is number11 and Safina is n10 :rolleyes:

jenny161185
Jan 12th, 2007, 04:45 PM
yay kimmie now take that AO titel ;)

Andy T
Jan 12th, 2007, 04:47 PM
Kim extends her record for # of years on the tour with a title to 9:
1999-2007 !!!

Great run for JJ too: with a victory in Auckland and a final in Sydney, she's setting the pace in 2007 for a big breakthrough.

Martina Hingis' first round loss looks much less disapopinting now....

Go on and win the Aussie Kim - you're too good a player to have just one major to your name.

muniu
Jan 12th, 2007, 04:47 PM
Kimuś :woohoo:
What a nice speech :) :sad:
Serbian crowd was :mad:

jenny161185
Jan 12th, 2007, 04:59 PM
what was the speech like?

Just Do It
Jan 12th, 2007, 05:05 PM
what was the speech like?

Jelena was laughing all the time and she forgot who are the sponsors of the tournament :haha:
Kim fixed that and she also said that this is last time she is playing in Sydney, ah that was heartbreaking :tears:

Just Do It
Jan 12th, 2007, 05:12 PM
:lol:

Why everyone's surprised at the Serbians. There consisently rude on here, what do you expect on the outside. They obviously don't have any class. And it's the same wherever.
And Jelena is perfect for them to use to boo other people with her extreme acting.

Having said that, I hope Jelena does well.

Oh yes, and now Serbians are rude ! Guys this is thread where we should talk about Jelena, Kim and this great match, not about Serbian crowd at the court !!!

I thinkhe deservs ban because of this :tape: :help :tape:

P.S I'am resentful !!!

Tenis Srbija
Jan 12th, 2007, 05:12 PM
Not all Serbians are like that :fiery:
Have some respect. Those people went to Australia mainly cuz of the wars in our country. They were sure alone there, and they are just extatic when someone from our country comes there and playes good as hell...

I forgive them :angel:

gibberish
Jan 12th, 2007, 05:16 PM
It was just an idiot few booing and making noises during points and during Kim's speech. But boy were they vocal when they wanted to be. But the annoying thing is if anyone tried to politely ask them to perhaps not make noise during points some of them would behave even more rudely and get annoyed at other people acting the same way towards Jelena.

They should learn a little from their favourite player and be a little more gracious next time.

fufuqifuqishahah
Jan 12th, 2007, 05:17 PM
=) im glad jelena is happy. i th ink she's gonna do awesome at ao. she obviously isnt in enough pain if she is so happy! !!!

:inlove:
Jan 12th, 2007, 05:28 PM
Great entertainment. :bowdown:
Kim :worship: So happy!

TennisPlayingFox
Jan 12th, 2007, 05:28 PM
Very nice win Kim! Nice try Jelena

Mileen
Jan 12th, 2007, 05:37 PM
LMAO at the ignorant Serb fans in the crowd who wont let Kim get her speech out.

They were really annoying during the match. Disrespectful behavior. Serbian public :rolleyes:

Really, really great job, Kim! You won the match with great, difficult and smart shots.

:worship: :worship:

DevilishAttitude
Jan 12th, 2007, 05:39 PM
Oh yes, and now Serbians are rude ! Guys this is thread where we should talk about Jelena, Kim and this great match, not about Serbian crowd at the court !!!

I thinkhe deservs ban because of this :tape: :help :tape:

P.S I'am resentful !!!

Deserves a ban?

:haha:

I have been on this board, and banned to many times. That isn't a bannable offence.

The 4 times I've been banned, 3 times were over ignoring rules and warnings. The other was due to basically calling everyone twats.

The problem for you, is many people agree with me.

That ends your hope there.

PS. I'm right.

PSS. Go Jelena. But not GO Serbian fans.

:)

Leopold Stotch
Jan 12th, 2007, 06:00 PM
Oh yes, and now Serbians are rude ! Guys this is thread where we should talk about Jelena, Kim and this great match, not about Serbian crowd at the court !!!

I thinkhe deservs ban because of this :tape: :help :tape:

P.S I'am resentful !!!
How often does the ATP/WTA circus come to Sydney ? Once a year.

How often do the Sydney Serbs get to cheer their own ? First time.

So the football crowd turns up and maybe gets a bit over exuberant. So what ? They never crossed the line that's the main thing. Even Kim complemented the fans and the "football match" atmosphere (and prompty got booed for it: priceless, btw). Serious over reaction from some of the posters.

What I find particularly annoying is that certain posters, like this DevilishAttitude character, use this as a platform to spew out their racist hate-filled nonsense. His appalling spelling suggests that he's probably not even English.

DevilishAttitude
Jan 12th, 2007, 06:02 PM
How often does the ATP/WTA circus come to Sydney ? Once a year.

How often do the Sydney Serbs get to cheer their own ? First time.

So the football crowd turns up and maybe gets a bit over exuberant. So what ? They never crossed the line that's the main thing. Even Kim complemented the fans and the "football match" atmosphere (and prompty got booed for it: priceless, btw). Serious over reaction from some of the posters.

What I find particularly annoying is that certain posters, like this DevilishAttitude character, use this as a platform to spew out their racist hate-filled nonsense. His appalling spelling suggests that he's probably not even English.

Racist? :haha:

If I'm such a mean racist, why do I like Jelena? And I like Ana?

And I'm very much English :D

Leopold Stotch
Jan 12th, 2007, 06:09 PM
If I'm such a mean racist, why do I like Jelena? And I like Ana?
Who knows what goes on inside your head.
And I'm very much English :D
Then you should know a thing or two about fan behavior. 'People who live in glass houses' and all that...

DevilishAttitude
Jan 12th, 2007, 06:11 PM
Who knows what goes on inside your head.

Then you should know a thing or two about fan behavior. 'People who live in glass houses' and all that...

Who knows what goes on in yours.

This isn't about English fans. Yeah, there no angels. And the Serbians are not either.

:)

disco_rage
Jan 12th, 2007, 06:12 PM
Great match. Well played both girls. Shame ya couldnt win that match point JJ!

Just Do It
Jan 12th, 2007, 06:29 PM
Only 10-15 people on that court booed Kim, and DevilishAttitude said that is normal for Serbs, like the whole nation was there booing :rolleyes:

P.S I dont want you to get banned, i just said u deserved it :p

xXSarajevoXx
Jan 12th, 2007, 06:51 PM
Jelena :sad: :sad: :sad:

but neverthless, a great week!!! Please do continue that way! uz tebe smo jelena.. :bounce: :bounce:

gmak
Jan 12th, 2007, 07:03 PM
alright Kimmie :yeah: :woohoo: :worship: :D
what a fightback :hug:

now keep the streak alive in Melbourne :devil:

Kitten63
Jan 12th, 2007, 07:33 PM
Well done Kim!
good week Jelena.

ayusania
Jan 12th, 2007, 07:39 PM
well done kim!!!!!!

LDF
Jan 12th, 2007, 07:41 PM
Wow, dramatic match!

Well done Kim :worship: :D

But yet again Jelena's temperament failed her.

hablo
Jan 12th, 2007, 07:44 PM
Good fight, Kimmie! :woohoo:

This only reinforces my believe that you are striving to end your career with a splash. :D

Jelena, love your game, I hope you will go far at the AO. (You really should have made the final at the US Open though! :( ) :worship:

Hashim.
Jan 12th, 2007, 07:50 PM
Kim..u Rock:bounce: :worship:

Wayn77
Jan 12th, 2007, 08:40 PM
:lol:

Why everyone's surprised at the Serbians. There consisently rude on here, what do you expect on the outside. They obviously don't have any class. And it's the same wherever.

And Jelena is perfect for them to use to boo other people with her extreme acting.

Having said that, I hope Jelena does well.


Yes, the Serb fans were naughty. Lets not drag Jelena into it because of it and Kim is a big enough champion to rise above the barracking. We are in no position to criticise other fans lack of class - English football supporters are the biggest assholes of the lot.

Pluto
Jan 12th, 2007, 08:44 PM
Let's start the biggest goodbye thread ever! At the end of the season it will be huge;)

jazar
Jan 12th, 2007, 08:47 PM
the double faults, especially in the tie break really cost jelena. she needs her ball toss to be a little higher and more in front of her, so she can really use her legs and get into it. and she needs to stop having a go at the umpire and linespeople when she gets a bad call. fair enough, she did get some shitty calls but complaining just put her off her rhythm. she also needs to learn how to volley properly. and stop hitting inside out backhands. once she sorts those out she will be unbeatable :)

Josh.
Jan 12th, 2007, 09:42 PM
shit what a match. naw jelena, ya chocked :hug:

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Jan 12th, 2007, 10:15 PM
:woohoo:

Well done Kim , you're the best when you want

Europe rocks
Jan 12th, 2007, 10:21 PM
Tough match, shame Jelena couldn't close it out, but I'm sure this week will be great for her confidence :)

Kim :hug: :yeah:

miss_molik
Jan 12th, 2007, 10:53 PM
It was a fantastic match and it really took it out of them! It was so nice at the end when they just both threw their raquets down and hugged each other. I was out there and it was PACKED. The crowd got pretty bad at times and people were calling 'out' in the middle of points and it got so frustrating. They had 4 cops there, but they didn't do much. Jelena couldn't even stand up at the end! She had to get herself a chair. I hope she'll recover enough for the open. She should. But great match from both!

DevilishAttitude
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:04 PM
Yes, the Serb fans were naughty. Lets not drag Jelena into it because of it and Kim is a big enough champion to rise above the barracking. We are in no position to criticise other fans lack of class - English football supporters are the biggest assholes of the lot.

You know. I am really not in the mood for your England hate bullshit.

You should be ashamed to be British.

And I have already said that. READ THE FUCKING POSTS.

And JustDoIt, I didn't mean all Serbians were booing.

:)

Josh.
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:11 PM
It was a fantastic match and it really took it out of them! It was so nice at the end when they just both threw their raquets down and hugged each other. I was out there and it was PACKED. The crowd got pretty bad at times and people were calling 'out' in the middle of points and it got so frustrating. They had 4 cops there, but they didn't do much. Jelena couldn't even stand up at the end! She had to get herself a chair. I hope she'll recover enough for the open. She should. But great match from both!

as both players said, the crowd was like a football match. i know at home i was telling the crowd to shut up and i got a few werid looks from my family but hey :lol:

Ben.
Jan 12th, 2007, 11:15 PM
as both players said, the crowd was like a football match. i know at home i was telling the crowd to shut up and i got a few werid looks from my family but hey :lol:

:lol: yeah i was doing the same thing except my family didn't give me weird looks. but it was still a great match with a great atmosphere despite a small minority. ah well that's sport, what can you do :)

Mrs. Peel
Jan 13th, 2007, 02:18 AM
Watching this now. The match is unbelievable :eek:. The absolute best I have seen in ages! :worship:

Martian Stacey
Jan 13th, 2007, 02:20 AM
Wow... i was at the match, it was amazing, well done to Kim for pulling it out! :worship: When Jelena had that match point I thought it would be over, but Kim fought back so well :bounce:

I'm disappointed with the crowd behaviour though... I'm sure its been discussed here already. I've never been to a match in Australia where I've heard so much booing :( I guess a lot of Serbian fans bought tickets because of Jelena, I'm sure a lot of the more roudy ones had never been to a tennis match before and so they didn't know how to act. The fans who I saw there during the week (at both Jelena's and Ana's matches) were ok (maybe because the event staff kept a close watch on them) but there were some fans who were just extremely rude and I believe that provoked those supporting Kim to retaliate by cheering loudly whenever Kim won a point, even when it was from a mistake by Jelena

Martian Stacey
Jan 13th, 2007, 02:21 AM
as both players said, the crowd was like a football match. i know at home i was telling the crowd to shut up and i got a few werid looks from my family but hey :lol:
Hey don't worry there were people in the crowd at the match yelling out for people to shut up :lol: I even saw a Serbian fan do it. They were just out of control at times :rolleyes:

Wannabeknowitall
Jan 13th, 2007, 02:28 AM
What an amazing match.
What I noticed in this match is that there could be another reason for leaving the tour.
Clijsters says she can't deal with the grind anymore, I believe that's because these players are getting harder and harder to beat.
I don't believe a healthy Clijsters would be in the top 10 at the end of 2008.

The growth is there in the backhand but those volleys of hers might be the worse of any of the top 10 players right now.

UDACHi
Jan 13th, 2007, 04:08 AM
ki'm is really double fautling up a storm this week. but some great shotmaking when she needed it, like usual. :p

jelena shows more signs of mental weakness. she chokes away a tier 2 final and we're picking her to win the ao. she needs to mature a bit mentally, first.

Prizeidiot
Jan 13th, 2007, 04:38 AM
Really fantastic match.

One of my friends who pretty much doesn't care about Women's tennis apart from Hingis even said he was getting pretty into this one.

Jelena probably should have closed this out, but Kim fought brilliantly. Good news for Jelena is her intensity in her play doesn't look like it has dropped at all throughout the week. So maybe she's not as tired as she appears.

RJWCapriati
Jan 13th, 2007, 05:15 AM
:) :) :)

Not too happy about the result but a wonderful match.

tennisbear7
Jan 13th, 2007, 10:49 AM
What an amazing match.
What I noticed in this match is that there could be another reason for leaving the tour.
Clijsters says she can't deal with the grind anymore, I believe that's because these players are getting harder and harder to beat.
I don't believe a healthy Clijsters would be in the top 10 at the end of 2008.

The growth is there in the backhand but those volleys of hers might be the worse of any of the top 10 players right now.

Guess Masha won't be in the top ten at the end of 2008 then. :rolleyes:

Ben.
Jan 13th, 2007, 10:54 AM
What an amazing match.
What I noticed in this match is that there could be another reason for leaving the tour.
Clijsters says she can't deal with the grind anymore, I believe that's because these players are getting harder and harder to beat.
I don't believe a healthy Clijsters would be in the top 10 at the end of 2008.



what would you know :rolleyes: :bs:

Experimentee
Jan 13th, 2007, 04:53 PM
Great match, Jankovic really should have won but choked as usual :o

I think Kim will be fine for the AO, but Jankovic will be physically too tired. She has very badly blistered feet, an adductor strain and a back twinge, and she hasn't even started the AO then! However Jankovic has a great future and will surely win some Slams if she keeps up this form.

Leopold Stotch
Jan 13th, 2007, 05:10 PM
The Australian organizers have arranged it so that Jelena plays on the first day straight after her three-match marathon week in Sydney.

Australians have a history of this kind of thing dating back to Jelena Dokić's rigged draw.

Pussycat
Jan 13th, 2007, 05:25 PM
Poor loose from Jelena. Go forward to Melbourne

jenny161185
Jan 13th, 2007, 06:20 PM
lol at the thought of a healthy Kim Clijsters not being in the top ten if she were too play through 08 - have you not seen her play!!!!!