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floco
Aug 31st, 2007, 10:43 PM
What a match!!! Alize is such a fighter and shot maker... amazing rallies :eek:

Demska
Aug 31st, 2007, 10:47 PM
Agreed, it is a amazing match to watch.

M-K
Aug 31st, 2007, 10:59 PM
Definately!

Bruno71
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:01 PM
Alize will be in the top 10 by this time next year. Bank on it. She has everything she needs to be a great player.

floco
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:01 PM
I am so disappointed Alize lost. She was doing everything in this match.
Great defense by Jankovic though, she was more patient - but Cornet has a lot of time to learn that.

Derek.
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:02 PM
Alizé played amazing tennis. :worship:

Great fight. :hug:

Nice job, Jelena. :)

Darop.
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:02 PM
I really like how Alize plays, breath of fresh air in a certain way ;)

saint2
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:02 PM
2009 USO Final: Cornet (1) def. Sharapova 6-1 6-0 :)

Nicolas
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:03 PM
Congrats Alizé
2008 will be your year!

Ravsieg
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:03 PM
Amazing match indeed. I was watching it on a screen and Zvonareva - Williams on the other, and this was absolutely so much more enjoyable to watch. Alizé's style of play is so beautiful. And she makes it work! :) We'll hear about her a lot.

swissmr
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:03 PM
Cornet is cute!! :hearts:


Oh yeah and she plays pretty well too. I loved the dropshot winner near the end, Jankovic didn't even realise what had happened.

Bruno71
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:03 PM
A few words about JJ...another up & down performance, some brilliance some passivity, but she toughed it out and that's all that matters. She was playing well outside from serving.

On to Alize. What a talent! I saw her play Venus at RG but she didn't look anything quite like this. Aggressive, playing awesome defense, playing AMAZING shots. Really, she was the more entertaining player than JJ today, and that's unusual imo. She'll be a top player very soon, I'm convinced. She has everything she needs to do that, just needs a little experience. Well done.

AlexBarrington
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:03 PM
All compliments to Alizee, great game, great attitude! :worship: :worship:

Jelena...always the same borign game&attitude :tape: but a win is a win :worship:

Demska
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:04 PM
No one cares for your threads. :shrug:

DimaDinosaur
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:04 PM
The French are rising. Soon WTA tour will be Serbia vs France. :lick:

Andrew Laeddis
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:04 PM
Alize will be in the top 10 by this time next year. Bank on it. She has everything she needs to be a great player.

no she wont. if she had more firepower she would but she doesnt. she's a poor mans chakvetadze.

kobashi
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:04 PM
Just happy Jelena got through this!

husse
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:05 PM
Alize will be in the top 10 by this time next year. Bank on it. She has everything she needs to be a great player.
Except a serve :help:

saint2
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:05 PM
Congrats, Jelena :worship: :worship: Great fight, Alize...You will be great :)

ce
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:05 PM
:woohoo:

selyoink
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:05 PM
Glad Jelena survived but if she wants to win this tournament she will have to pick up her game a lot.

Great performance from Alize.

Derek.
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:06 PM
No one cares for your threads. :shrug:

And no one cares about you. :wavey:

Bruno71
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:06 PM
no she wont. if she had more firepower she would but she doesnt. she's a poor mans chakvetadze.

Chakvetadze is in the top 10. It's not all about firepower. That's such an incredibly BORING way to look at tennis.

LindsayRulz
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:06 PM
Well done Jelena! :)

Bruno71
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:06 PM
Except a serve :help:

Her serve is good but it did break down. Obviously that's something she'll need to work on, among other things. She served better than JJ, which isn't saying much.

disco_rage
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:06 PM
Nice fight. Well done Jelena.

DimaDinosaur
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:06 PM
Jankovic needs to be careful. Ivanovic already stole her #1 Serbia starpower

Ceze
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:07 PM
good match, lots of really good points :yeah: Congrats to both of them :worship:

Kim's_fan_4ever
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:07 PM
Congrats to the umpires :yeah: The worst line calling ever :yeah:
Jelena really needs to pick up the level of her game because the first set was really awful, in the second she finally started playing her normal tennis.
Alize is a true talent, great agressive game :yeah: I hope to see her soon :)

M-K
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:07 PM
Bruno71 I agree!

Congrats JJ, you won even though you were not playing your best.

Alizé, such a good match. We are gonna watch out for u in the future. Keep working girl and you will make it :D

Demska
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:08 PM
good match :)

Wayn77
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:08 PM
JELENA :hearts: JELENA :woohoo: JELENA :bounce:

Great match - well played Alize

fOxYLiCiOuS
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:08 PM
Jelena :) :yeah:

FrenchY52
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:09 PM
Great match Alizé :)

Il Primo!
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:09 PM
What a match!!! Alize is such a fighter and shot maker... amazing rallies :eek:

Don't you get tired of including every french player possible in every single thread you start! The world is HUGE you know. Don't be afraid, noone will take away your nationality!

And yes, Alizé did a great job, surprisingly!

Demska
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:09 PM
And no one cares about you. :wavey:

:haha:

Now you know that's not true. More lies from Derek., the old man name.

Shinjiro
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:10 PM
alizé :bigcry:

roger_maria4ever
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:10 PM
2009 USO Final: Cornet (1) def. Sharapova 6-1 6-0 :)
keep dreaming mate:tape:

hurricanejeanne
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:10 PM
Alize, great fight and great tournament for her. She's really playing well.

Congrats Jelena.

Natash.
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:10 PM
Alize. :worship: :hearts: Amazing points. Thank god I found a livestream for this match. :help:

Alizé Molik
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:11 PM
Alizé will be 68 when the ranking come out, so she confirmed her place in the top 100 and made an excellent showing of herself which is all you could really hope for!

cellophane
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:12 PM
Jeca :hearts:

Nice fight from Alize... I wanted to watch the match... but was glued to Vera-Serena.

~Kiera~
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:13 PM
Congrats, Jelena :yeah:

Impressive game from Alize.

Leavin'
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:13 PM
:haha:

Now you know that's not true. More lies from Derek., the old man name.

OK. Oliver. :tape: :help: :lol:

Demska
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:14 PM
OK. Oliver. :tape: :help: :lol:

:wavey: Roshane/Derek.

Ben.
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:15 PM
Congrats jelena :yeah:

Alize :hug:

-sugi-
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:15 PM
Alize :hug: what a great fight from you though.
Congratulations Jelena

floco
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:19 PM
Don't you get tired of including every french player possible in every single thread you start! The world is HUGE you know. Don't be afraid, noone will take away your nationality!

And yes, Alizé did a great job, surprisingly!

So I should apologize for supporting players from my country?
By the way I dont like every french player - and also like some players from other countries.
I start threads about players I like and support. If you have a problem with that, then you have a problem.

And that last remark was a bit out of line. You dont know me, so dont assume things.

Shinjiro
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:20 PM
Alizé will be 68 when the ranking come out, so she confirmed her place in the top 100 and made an excellent showing of herself which is all you could really hope for!
true, but i was actually expecting the upset today. :sad:

MagicMilan
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:20 PM
Congrats JJ :D
Nice fight Alize and good luck in your future tournaments :)

Sally Todd
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:22 PM
Alizé will be 68 when the ranking comes out!

68?!? I thought she was only 17! Damn, she looks fiiine for her age.

Just kidding:lol: !

Alize has a future ahead of her. Great consistency. I'm sure her own rallying abilities must have given Jelena touble, since Jelena's the one used to being the backboard.

Fitness will be key for Alize -- basedon the little I saw of her at the French, she needs to work on her endurance, especially since she has a game prone to long battles when she faces the likes of Jelena.

Very impressive showing by her, though.:)

Mr.Kardashian
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:23 PM
well done jelena

Poova
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:23 PM
Great match :worship: Best of the tournament so far for me.

A real shame that Alize didn't win. I felt she deserved it, but congrats Jelena nevertheless.

Kampi
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:24 PM
My poor nerves Jelena.:help::eek::help: Congrats for winning this tough match.:worship::kiss::worship:

Also my respect for Alizé Cornet. Pretty nice performance girl.;) Played with a lot of heart and passion. Very good try.:):hug:

GO JJ:bounce:

p.s.: No comment in terms of some pretty bad line calls and the absence of hawk eye tech. Folks at the US Open.....only two courts with that technoloy??? I quote Johnny Mac here: "You cannot be serious!!!!":fiery:

CuteKoala
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:25 PM
Good fight, Jelena! :cool:
Nevertheless, you ought to serve with more speed next time and play far more aggressively.

Il Primo!
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:25 PM
So I should apologize for supporting players from my country?
By the way I dont like every french player - and also like some players from other countries.
I start threads about players I like and support. If you have a problem with that, then you have a problem.

And that last remark was a bit out of line. You dont know me, so dont assume things.

I just mean that supporting players, just because they're from your country is lame. And you're doing overdoing it!

I knwo what I'm talking about. Check it out

http://www.wtaworld.com/search.php?searchid=843785

Iceland
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:26 PM
fantastic fight from alize, well done, we are proud of you

Shinjiro
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:28 PM
CuteKoala >
i think she did try but it resulted in more uf errors...



Fitness will be key for Alize -- basedon the little I saw of her at the French, she needs to work on her endurance, especially since she has a game prone to long battles when she faces the likes of Jelena.

Very impressive showing by her, though.:)
she wont be facing a lot of them considering there aren't so many, especially as fast and consistent and capable of turning defense into offense as Jankovic on her good days

nouf
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:32 PM
Cornet vs jankovic uso 2007
http://www.tennisvideos.fr/forum/showthread.php?t=196

CuteKoala
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:35 PM
@ FrenchTaki: The problem is that Jelena doesn't get any easy points due to her rather weak service.

Ceze
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:47 PM
Don't you get tired of including every french player possible in every single thread you start! The world is HUGE you know. Don't be afraid, noone will take away your nationality!

And yes, Alizé did a great job, surprisingly!is it your business?

Derek.
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:53 PM
Cornet vs jankovic uso 2007
http://www.tennisvideos.fr/forum/showthread.php?t=196

Thanks nouf.

DownTheLine21
Aug 31st, 2007, 11:57 PM
Great fight from Cornet. A year or two from now, she'll be winning matches like these.

Josh.
Sep 1st, 2007, 12:16 AM
wow. jelena was lucky.

alize :bounce:

ivanban
Sep 1st, 2007, 12:17 AM
Cmon JJ, you know better than this :rolleyes:
Awesome fight from Alize :hug:

floco
Sep 1st, 2007, 12:50 AM
I just mean that supporting players, just because they're from your country is lame. And you're doing overdoing it!

I knwo what I'm talking about. Check it out

http://www.wtaworld.com/search.php?searchid=843785

YOU think it's lame, well I think that supporting a player like Sharapova is lame! But I dont comment on every post you make about her. It's called freedom of speech, opinion, taste.
Now, will you please my lame person alone? :rolleyes:

floco
Sep 1st, 2007, 12:52 AM
is it your business?

Thank you Ceze... I really didnt understand where this attack came from. :confused:

CuteKoala
Sep 1st, 2007, 12:58 AM
Patriotism isn't a bad thing. Everybody ought to be a bit patriotic.

floco
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:09 AM
The funny thing is that I live in the US and I see patriotism everyday and it sometimes drives me crazy, so I can understand... But this is sports for god's sake. As long as you're not a hooligan, there is no harm in supporting players from your country!

Uranus
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:11 AM
Alizé is definitely one to watch. She has the game to go far.

I first thought it was a shame for Jelena to lose the 1st, but from what I've heard Alizé was amazing, Jelena was not bad.

Well done girls! :yeah:

Venus Forever
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:18 AM
Wow, what a match... surprised Jelena was stretched

©@®eLess
Sep 1st, 2007, 02:07 AM
From the momment i saw Alize i knew she'll be great! Jeelna didnt play well in first two rounds, and she didnt play well now either. Again she's gonna rise her game in 4th round for Bammer, and will go through, but QF is limit this year :(. Prove me wrong Jelena!

matanuriel
Sep 1st, 2007, 02:27 AM
Alize showed that she got talent agains a really high ranked player, and I think everybody will be more afraid of her now.
She will be in the top 10, that is for sure!

Great win JJ!

And those who compaired Cornet to Chaky, just think about this; Chaky was never as good as Cornet is at the moment, when she was her age.

StZox
Sep 1st, 2007, 02:54 AM
I didn't see the match, but based on the comments it must have been a good one.
Bravo JECO!!!

StZox
Sep 1st, 2007, 02:57 AM
From the momment i saw Alize i knew she'll be great! Jeelna didnt play well in first two rounds, and she didnt play well now either. Again she's gonna rise her game in 4th round for Bammer, and will go through, but QF is limit this year :(. Prove me wrong Jelena!

Jelena always plays on the level of their opponents - just good enough to win!

.Andrew.
Sep 1st, 2007, 03:23 AM
I'm just happy that she won.

Good luck against Sybille! :yeah:

Alize :hug: Good effort.

austennis
Sep 1st, 2007, 03:43 AM
Sounds like it was a great match i wish i could have seen it.. It seems that Jelena is attracting great 3rd matches at this years slams..

Hashim.
Sep 1st, 2007, 06:40 AM
JJ :woohoo:
but plz raise your level...Bammer is playing well..

Cornet :clap2:really good fight :yeah:

Imperfect Angel
Sep 1st, 2007, 06:44 AM
Jelena :D
Alize :hug:

Dexter
Sep 1st, 2007, 06:44 AM
Congrats Jelena.

Very impressive showing by Alize. :worship: She had her chances in the 3rd, but she's not experienced enough to use them... YET.

Drimal
Sep 1st, 2007, 07:43 AM
Alizé :hug: - Great fight against number 3 of the world. She was so close from creating the upset. :yeah:


Well done Jelena! :bounce: - You need to improve your game against Bammer though.

dorotek23
Sep 1st, 2007, 07:45 AM
Good play from Jelena in the end :yeah:

scoobsuk
Sep 1st, 2007, 07:54 AM
What was going on with Jelena's groundies? For most of the match it looked like she was steering them or pushing them rather than hitting through them - they were just floating around and Cornet was having little trouble getting to them and cracking them. I thought Jelena played much too safe for too much of the match - power took a total backseat to placement, but the Hingis story shows that you need a good measure of both. When she did finally uncork, she turned it in her favour. She needs to hit a little more freely, both off the serve and the groundies, she does not get enough easy points on her serve. Considering the power-heavy top half of the draw, she's going to wind up looking ineffective and irrelevant if she's not careful.

Nevertheless, she hung in and fought and got it done in the end. I'm just not sure she can expect bigger names than Cornet to give her that opportunity.

Meanwhile, Cornet played a terrific match, on the whole, showing she's coming on in leaps and bounds. She's going to be a handful in future.

Bruno71
Sep 1st, 2007, 08:00 AM
What was going on with Jelena's groundies? For most of the match it looked like she was steering them or pushing them rather than hitting through them - they were just floating around and Cornet was having little trouble getting to them and cracking them. I thought Jelena played much too safe for too much of the match - power took a total backseat to placement, but the Hingis story shows that you need a good measure of both. When she did finally uncork, she turned it in her favour. She needs to hit a little more freely, both off the serve and the groundies, she does not get enough easy points on her serve. Considering the power-heavy top half of the draw, she's going to wind up looking ineffective and irrelevant if she's not careful.

Nevertheless, she hung in and fought and got it done in the end. I'm just not sure she can expect bigger names than Cornet to give her that opportunity.

Meanwhile, Cornet played a terrific match, on the whole, showing she's coming on in leaps and bounds. She's going to be a handful in future.

It's more a personality trait than anything I think. JJ admitted she thought she wouldn't get much of a challenge from Cornet, so she played passively. It haunted her throughout the match. The real problem was her serve though...she always seems to save serving her best for "bigger" challenges. She could've used it today.

scoobsuk
Sep 1st, 2007, 08:03 AM
A slightly foolish attitude from JJ, one which could have cost her. I can't help wondering if she thought much the same at Wimbledon against Bartoli, and got the shock of her life.

Still, she got it done. I'd give her a passing grade. But I'd add a note that she now needs to start doing better if she wants to look like a contender.

Bruno71
Sep 1st, 2007, 08:09 AM
A slightly foolish attitude from JJ, one which could have cost her. I can't help wondering if she thought much the same at Wimbledon against Bartoli, and got the shock of her life.

Still, she got it done. I'd give her a passing grade. But I'd add a note that she now needs to start doing better if she wants to look like a contender.

Not even slightly foolish...she called it a "big mistake," rightly so. At least in Bartoli's case she can say she'd played her a few weeks before and was basically untested, so expecting the same again. I often wonder why players don't feel they have to scope out the competition...I hope that's something JJ adds to her match preparation.

scoobsuk
Sep 1st, 2007, 08:17 AM
Then again we could say the same for Justine, who pulverised Bartoli at Eastbourne and didn't know what hit her at Wimbledon.

But yes, JJ nearly paid in spades for her complacency today.

David Barker
Sep 1st, 2007, 08:38 AM
The whole point is that a year or so ago JJ would have lost this - Alize played really aggressively and Jelena still won - wonderful rallies and very high standards for alot of the match (hard to say the same for the umpire......what was that time violation about? Cornet was fighting for air too....)

Well done JJ - having seen some of Bammer v Dementieva I think JJ will win straight sets.....good she has had such a test - I think it helps her chances.

Looking forward to seeing Cornet again - as someone said, a real breath of fresh air!

scoobsuk
Sep 1st, 2007, 08:41 AM
Yes some of the linecalling was shocking in that match. Lynne Welch normally runs a tighter ship than that, I was surprised.

matanuriel
Sep 1st, 2007, 08:47 AM
You can say just WOW! at Alize's improvment lately. it was no long ago that she has entered the top 100, and now she even go on and do troubles to a top 3 player! she will be in the top 10, that is for sure!
There were some campersentces to AnnaC, but I don't see them, Cornet is now much better than Chaky has been in her age, and she got a different game, more aggresive one!

Great win for JJ! good luck next round.

Roxxx
Sep 1st, 2007, 08:53 AM
Wooww Alizé it's a great match, congrats

Good luck for next tournament !!!

Elwin.
Sep 1st, 2007, 08:55 AM
Jelena :)

.:sk:.
Sep 1st, 2007, 09:30 AM
Great match Alizé :worship: :hug:

Alizé Molik
Sep 1st, 2007, 10:09 AM
Alizé said that she tried to hard and chased everything down because she didn't want to look like an idiot (or rather, a boob/doudoune :lol:) by loosing 6-0 6-1 which is funny. She also said that she didn't want to win because then she would have too many points to defend next year.

Also, just showing again how much class JJ has, she said that Jelena told her she played really well "at least 12 times" and even Snez came and told her that in the future she would be a really strong player!!

Bruno71
Sep 1st, 2007, 10:11 AM
Alizé said that she tried to hard and chased everything down because she didn't want to look like an idiot (or rather, a boob/doudoune :lol:) by loosing 6-0 6-1 which is funny. She also said that she didn't want to win because then she would have too many points to defend next year.

Also, just showing again how much class JJ has, she said that Jelena told her she played really well "at least 12 times" and even Snez came and told her that in the future she would be a really strong player!!

Alizé sounds really cool with a great sense of humor...she looked like she was having fun on court too. Definitely not une doudoune ;)

She oughtta drop that not wanting to win because of defending points strategy though :lol:

saint2
Sep 1st, 2007, 10:13 AM
She also said that she didn't want to win because then she would have too many points to defend next year.


:lol: :lol: :lol: Alize, more belive in yourself...You can make 4 round and more in 2008 USO :)

ClaudiaZ-S
Sep 1st, 2007, 10:54 AM
Alizee woow I'm impressed :eek: Good luck :yeah:

Just Do It
Sep 1st, 2007, 10:58 AM
Jelena :scared:

A win is a win, though.

Mama´sBoy
Sep 1st, 2007, 11:21 AM
OMG Jelena :rolleyes:

ilovepaszek
Sep 1st, 2007, 11:22 AM
It have been a good job from Alize
take a set from Jelena
A good future

nhissan
Sep 1st, 2007, 12:12 PM
Obviously Jelena underestimated Alizée :o

Il Primo!
Sep 1st, 2007, 03:13 PM
YOU think it's lame, well I think that supporting a player like Sharapova is lame! But I dont comment on every post you make about her. It's called freedom of speech, opinion, taste.
Now, will you please my lame person alone? :rolleyes:
Thanks God I'm not as obsessed by Maria as you are with frenchies :spit: You're are too much, like Corpuscule who always talks about Nicole:hearts: and it's really annoying. So I was just expressing myself, it's called freedom of speech, opinion, taste. Take it or not, it's not a big deal. After all, it was just a remark, I didn't tell you to stop doing so.

Thank you Ceze... I really didnt understand where this attack came from. :confused:
Stop overreacting:rolleyes:

is it your business?

I was both asking a question and bitching a lil bit (buy I was polite). It's not your business as well;)