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Wolverines08
Sep 1st, 2007, 03:57 AM
I'm ready to play this match because when I saw the draw I said this is one I wanted to play,” said Bartoli, who lost to Serena the only time they played back in 2003. “I committed myself to be there, and now I am, and I'm going to show everyone how hard I can be to beat. It's Serena. It's New York. It might be in Ashe Stadium and primetime, and it's the one you are practicing for. I've had three really good matches, and I'm ready to face her. It's going to be different this time. I'm playing really well now, and I can definitely give her a hard time.”

I don't believe that Bartoli said that, but can anyone confirm this?

Bruno71
Sep 1st, 2007, 04:00 AM
Does she mean different than their 2003 Miami match?

Wolverines08
Sep 1st, 2007, 04:00 AM
Does she mean different than their 2003 Miami match?

I don't know...i don't even know if she really said this...I think they played at Miami in 2003 after Bartoli had won the U.S. Open juniors.

.Andrew.
Sep 1st, 2007, 04:02 AM
Yeah, they did play in Miami in 2003. In the QFs Serena won 61 62.

StarDuvallGrant
Sep 1st, 2007, 04:02 AM
If this is what she said, good for her. Having confidence and knowledge of your own game and self is very important. The match will speak for itself.

.Andrew.
Sep 1st, 2007, 04:04 AM
And about the comment... I'm happy that she is excited to play Serena. Hopefully we'll see a competitive match. :)

floco
Sep 1st, 2007, 04:05 AM
It's funny how everybody seems to be SURE Bartoli will get demolished by Serena.
I am not saying Bartoli will win, but Wimbledon was only a couple months ago - NOBODY thought she could beat Jankovic + Henin, and everybody was stunned when she did... but she did.
Since her 4th round in RG, she is not the same player at Slams, and she said it herself today, she feels ready for Serena.
So I wouldnt dismiss her so easily. You never know with Bartoli.

AlonsoFx
Sep 1st, 2007, 04:06 AM
nothing worng with her comments.. :) wish her good luck!

Wolverines08
Sep 1st, 2007, 04:06 AM
I hope it's an awesome match!

stevos
Sep 1st, 2007, 04:09 AM
I'm worried for Serena, that's for sure.

woosey
Sep 1st, 2007, 04:29 AM
well bring it baby. :armed:

serenafan08
Sep 1st, 2007, 04:30 AM
This will be a good match. It's good to see that Marion has confidence in herself; I didn't see anything wrong with what she said. I'm glad that she's up for the challenge. Don't think she'll win, but she can give Serena a good push.

winone23
Sep 1st, 2007, 04:31 AM
Serena loves being called out, it will be a good match!

Drake1980
Sep 1st, 2007, 04:34 AM
Marion:hearts:

tennnisfannn
Sep 1st, 2007, 04:39 AM
bARTOLI HAS OBVIOUSLY MADE Tremendous imporvements to her game, serena better be ready to play.

DA FOREHAND
Sep 1st, 2007, 04:43 AM
i think it's great she feels confident enough to make that statement

tennisIlove09
Sep 1st, 2007, 04:44 AM
i dont think she will lose 61 62 again, but i dont see serena dropping a set.
i hope it's a high quality affair though.

cellophane
Sep 1st, 2007, 04:46 AM
Allez Marion!!!

sfselesfan
Sep 1st, 2007, 04:46 AM
I love Serena and always wish her well, but I have to say i really like Marion's confidence. Looking forward to this match.

SF

ico4498
Sep 1st, 2007, 04:49 AM
confidence is good.

vejh
Sep 1st, 2007, 04:50 AM
It sounds like something Marion would say. The girl does seem to relish the spotlight ever since she got her chance at at Wimby. She's feisty.

DimaDinosaur
Sep 1st, 2007, 05:10 AM
I hope her game backs up her words because Serena loves her opponents dissing her before the match so that rena can absolutely DESTROY them on court and embarrass them into 304923943489398493 pieces. RAWRRRRR, bring it!

DimaDinosaur
Sep 1st, 2007, 05:10 AM
I hope Marion's game backs up her words because Serena loves it when her opponents diss her before the match actually starts. This way, Rena can go out there with her opponents' words in the back of her mind and absolutely DESTROY them on court and embarrass them into 304923943489398493 pieces. RAWRRRRR, bring it!

kiwifan
Sep 1st, 2007, 05:18 AM
i think it's great she feels confident enough to make that statement

I love Serena and always wish her well, but I have to say i really like Marion's confidence. Looking forward to this match.

SF

confidence is good.

While I'll be rooting for Serena to double bagel her (I want Serena to do that to everyone except Venus no matter what is said before a match)...

...I like this girl and there's nothing wrong with being confident in the face of a tough match. :yeah:

silverwhite
Sep 1st, 2007, 05:23 AM
It's funny how everybody seems to be SURE Bartoli will get demolished by Serena.
I am not saying Bartoli will win, but Wimbledon was only a couple months ago - NOBODY thought she could beat Jankovic + Henin, and everybody was stunned when she did... but she did.
Since her 4th round in RG, she is not the same player at Slams, and she said it herself today, she feels ready for Serena.
So I wouldnt dismiss her so easily. You never know with Bartoli.

Right. Just because someone mentioned the scoreline of their last meeting. :weirdo:

faboozadoo15
Sep 1st, 2007, 05:29 AM
Good for Marion. If only every player had this attitude before they play a top player.

Marion can give Serena fits if Serena doesn't jump on her early. Marion makes like 3 or 4 errors per set and takes the ball SO early. I still expect Serena to beat her though.

Serenidad.
Sep 1st, 2007, 05:30 AM
This will be reminiscent of last year. Ivanovic was like ooooh I wanna play Serena. Never played her before and I wanna see what all the hype is about... 1 hour later she was off the court and out of the tournament.

Ntour
Sep 1st, 2007, 05:37 AM
she will test serena, she doesn't make a lot of errors and serena isn't playing well at all

Alizé Molik
Sep 1st, 2007, 05:53 AM
She didn't say that, it might be a collection of things she said joined together to form that but it isn't a direct quote, because Marion barely speaks English and there is no way she could say something so perfectly in English.

Bruno71
Sep 1st, 2007, 05:55 AM
She didn't say that, it might be a collection of things she said joined together to form that but it isn't a direct quote, because Marion barely speaks English and there is no way she could say something so perfectly in English.

She spoke English just fine in interviews during Wimbledon. Better than a lot of players. Much better than Nadal.

Rod the Bama
Sep 1st, 2007, 05:57 AM
All i have to say is Marion better be careful what she wished for. :devil:

TSequoia01
Sep 1st, 2007, 06:20 AM
This should be a good test for Rena. Marion hits powerful balls at good angles which should have Serena on the run. But as usual it will depend on how she handles Rena's serve. If she allows Serena to get alot of easy points, then it could be a long day for her.

Hashim.
Sep 1st, 2007, 06:41 AM
:lol:

harloo
Sep 1st, 2007, 06:54 AM
This will be reminiscent of last year. Ivanovic was like ooooh I wanna play Serena. Never played her before and I wanna see what all the hype is about... 1 hour later she was off the court and out of the tournament.

It's interesting because when it comes to Serena and only SERENA they all talk a big game. I mean she does makes careers but it's not like these players will win the tournament if they defeat her. I sure wish Marion had the tough girl talk during her dismal summer performances but such is life.:lol:

May the best woman win!! Go Serena!!

MrSerenaWilliams
Sep 1st, 2007, 07:52 AM
Serena's moving MUCH better which is BAD news for Marion, but :shrug: she feels confident enough to say that, then good on her.


I'm hoping for a beatdown though :devil:

Serena's match may have LOOKED scratchy, but Serena's game is all about pieces, and little things coming together at the right time. Her ROS and movement is looking pretty :scared: and if she keeps adding, then this is going to be a GREAT next 7 days for the 8-Time GS Champ :yeah:

blackflip
Sep 1st, 2007, 07:59 AM
Looking forward to the match.....Serena MAY have trouble with Marion! But yeah, these little innocent comments MAY piss Serena off---then Beatdown potential LOOMS! Can't wait to see what happens next!

So glad both Williams are here for the Open....it is so much more interesting than when they are out--when they are contenders, the tennis level on the whole tour elevates!

BartoliBabes
Sep 1st, 2007, 08:03 AM
the intensity will be up a couple of gears from marion for this next round nd i love to hear her speak like that.. she believes she can take down serena and is obviously seriously pumped to show everyone that wimbledon wasn't jst a fluke. i hope it's a good match. this could b a noisy one from the ashe crowd if it goes right down to the wire.. GO MAR!

Calypso
Sep 1st, 2007, 08:07 AM
I like her comments! She's confident and determined to give her best.
It should be a good match. Go girls!

Steffica Greles
Sep 1st, 2007, 08:11 AM
I never rated Bartoli that highly, either, and I still don't think she's a future world class player. I think she'd already be there by now.

But one thing that I overlooked, like almost everybody else, was that Bartoli has more scope for improvement and improvisation than most other women on the tour because she has great hands, crisp connection and acute eyes. Those are the qualities all women require who play successfully with both hands on the racket from both sides, and they allow improvement to be continual. Whereas, most of the women on today's tour have minimal talent in those areas but instead have developed a methodical way of playing.

friendsita
Sep 1st, 2007, 09:04 AM
Good luck Marion!!!

Olórin
Sep 1st, 2007, 11:25 AM
I think it's good Marion has this attitude, I think it would be beneficial if she took Serena to three sets and then Serena had to raise her game in the third, and wins it 61 or something :shrug:

Beny
Sep 1st, 2007, 11:42 AM
Of,course she's confident that's great. Serena is not playing her best so Marion should not have shaky knees or what, she's proved she can beat big players.
I think marion will win

-sugi-
Sep 1st, 2007, 11:48 AM
Marion :yeah: I hope she can win :devil:

nhissan
Sep 1st, 2007, 12:09 PM
I hope her game backs up her words because Serena loves her opponents dissing her before the match so that rena can absolutely DESTROY them on court and embarrass them into 304923943489398493 pieces. RAWRRRRR, bring it!

Exactly I remember Mauresmo talk before their match in Paris 03 :lol:

Morrissey
Sep 1st, 2007, 12:23 PM
Bartoli has reached the top 10 had a wonderful Wimbledon. However, I agree with Martina Navratilova if Marion is serious and dedicated to her game she has to realize she needs to lose some weight. If Marion lost 20 to 25 pounds it would make a huge difference in her movement she would feel more confident and at least be healthy. Marion does have talent but the girl is heavy she puts a lot of stress on her heart.

Elwin.
Sep 1st, 2007, 12:25 PM
How shocking it is. I think Marion has a chance of beating Serena :eek:

Morrissey
Sep 1st, 2007, 12:29 PM
Bartoli has a slight chance but only if Serena is off if Serena is on then Bartoli has zero chance.

The Daviator
Sep 1st, 2007, 12:48 PM
I love both players :(

Serena to win, but do yourself proud Marion :yeah:

Sefo
Sep 1st, 2007, 12:52 PM
You'd better stay healthy, Marion.
It will be an exciting match.

ce
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:05 PM
:haha:

Apoorv
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:07 PM
Marion :hug:

Your wish is Serena's command :devil:

Poova
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:34 PM
Nothing wrong with this. Do you expect Marion to go out there thinking that she has no chance of beating Serena? If she did that then she'd lose before she even went out on the court. :shrug:

I'm really looking forward to this match anyway. :D

SV_Fan
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:51 PM
Let's remind Marion is no monica. Monica could hit sharper angles ands hit a serve and groundstrokes harder and just like her games helps venus it will help serena.

floco
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:54 PM
Right. Just because someone mentioned the scoreline of their last meeting. :weirdo:

Did I say it was related? No so if you dont know, dont attack people. :weirdo:
I was referring to the WWW win thread about the match. It's not everybody, but an overwhelming majority thinks she has no chance.

mykarma
Sep 1st, 2007, 03:26 PM
Serena loves being called out, it will be a good match!
I hope Serena heard about this comment because she needs some inspiration because IMO, she hasn't been playing very well.

mykarma
Sep 1st, 2007, 03:28 PM
Good for Marion. If only every player had this attitude before they play a top player.

Marion can give Serena fits if Serena doesn't jump on her early. Marion makes like 3 or 4 errors per set and takes the ball SO early. I still expect Serena to beat her though.
I glad that everyone is so positive about Marion's statement. If one of the sisters had said the same thing people would be calling them arrogant.

vwfan
Sep 1st, 2007, 03:30 PM
:lol: go Maid Marion. Me thinks though that you are probably mistaken.

mykarma
Sep 1st, 2007, 03:32 PM
I love both players :(

Serena to win, but do yourself proud Marion :yeah:
me too.

Lulu.
Sep 1st, 2007, 03:42 PM
Confidence is good Marion :)

I wonder if Serena has read this :unsure:

rjd1111
Sep 1st, 2007, 04:16 PM
It's funny how everybody seems to be SURE Bartoli will get demolished by Serena.
I am not saying Bartoli will win, but Wimbledon was only a couple months ago - NOBODY thought she could beat Jankovic + Henin, and everybody was stunned when she did... but she did.
Since her 4th round in RG, she is not the same player at Slams, and she said it herself today, she feels ready for Serena.
So I wouldnt dismiss her so easily. You never know with Bartoli.


Wonder if her wrists are healed from the pounding Vee gave them.

WF4EVER
Sep 1st, 2007, 04:49 PM
If this is what she said, good for her. Having confidence and knowledge of your own game and self is very important. The match will speak for itself.

I totally agree. The onus will be on her to back it up.

disco_rage
Sep 1st, 2007, 04:55 PM
Anyone actually got the source of this comments? Anyone know if they are actually real?
Any player must go on court believing they can win or what is the point in them showing up?