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Meteor Shower
Jan 10th, 2008, 07:40 PM
:wavey:

Neta, I thought school doesn't teach at friday anymore.

Meteor Shower
Jan 10th, 2008, 08:13 PM
So a bit about myself I'm 19, student right now (student now, army later) from the krayot
Joined the board back in the middle of 2004, seems like ages ago :p
picture of me, testing the camera today, and my new sockhat :o :lol:

justine schnyder
Jan 10th, 2008, 08:20 PM
Nice pic :)
I'm from the Sharon, 16..
I don't study on fridays (But most schools are as far as I know) but I'm doing the winter bagrut in math so tommorow I have 5 hours math :sad:
Oh, youre in atuda?
I joined in Augost 2004.. I have a pic here somewhere in the pics thread.. I'll look for it in a minute :)
Do you like any other players but Shahar?

Meteor Shower
Jan 10th, 2008, 08:25 PM
Yes, I am in the atuda :)
Oh, bagrut in math. Not missing it at all :lol:
05,07 are fine, but i hated 06.. i had to re-do it in the winter to improve. I still remember stuff from learning so much..
How are you doing with math? liking it?

Favorite players: Justine Henin & Patty schnyder (it seems to come together),
Elena Dementieva, Alina Jidkova, Agnes Szavay

Meteor Shower
Jan 10th, 2008, 08:28 PM
Its my first AO since joining uni, and I hope I'll somehow get to watch some matches.
Probably by not sleeping much and staying home when I can.
I'm actually willing to watch more mens matches this year if they will seem interesting. usually i just skip them immediately.

justine schnyder
Jan 10th, 2008, 08:30 PM
Yes, I am in the atuda :)
Oh, bagrut in math. Not missing it at all :lol:
05,07 are fine, but i hated 06.. i had to re-do it in the winter to improve. I still remember stuff from learning so much..
How are you doing with math? liking it?

Favorite players: Justine Henin & Patty schnyder (it seems to come together),
Elena Dementieva, Alina Jidkova, Agnes Szavay

Yeah, 06 is ther hardest :sad:
I hate it! We started learning it but we stopped because we had to study the 05 material..
I don't like it that much.. It can be also frustraiting if you don't do right few exercises..
I'll have to do moed b for 06 too for sure..
I never saw Jidkova play.. How is she?

Meteor Shower
Jan 10th, 2008, 08:36 PM
Yeah, 06 is ther hardest :sad:
I hate it! We started learning it but we stopped because we had to study the 05 material..
I don't like it that much.. It can be also frustraiting if you don't do right few exercises..
I'll have to do moed b for 06 too for sure..
I never saw Jidkova play.. How is she?

I hope you'll do well in moed a :)
hopefully the test won't be too hard..
Alina is cool, I saw her at ES when she was ranked high enough to enter good turnaments :sad: Injuries really hurt her, in my opinion she could be ranked way higher than she is.
Got any faves on the men side? :)

justine schnyder
Jan 10th, 2008, 08:39 PM
Thanks :)
What's with Alina now?
On the ATP... It's pretty sad I have to say.
My fave is Haas (Withdrew from AO :sad:)
And I really like Nalbandian (Maybe withdraw..), Dudi and Gasquet too.
how about you?

justine schnyder
Jan 10th, 2008, 08:40 PM
Oh and of course Safin! How could I forget him? :devil:

Meteor Shower
Jan 10th, 2008, 08:43 PM
She is playing once in a while in low tier turnaments, but not doing too well consistently..

I like David too, I didn't know he is going to withdraw :eek: :sad:
Second fave is Roger :) life is good huh?

I miss my highschool day when I had hobbies, today I spend most of my free time here :lol:
Whats your favorite tv shows?

Meteor Shower
Jan 10th, 2008, 08:44 PM
Safin is such a headcase. lol
I wonder how good he will be with the opposite mentality of fighting for every point!

justine schnyder
Jan 10th, 2008, 08:48 PM
Right about Safin..
Nalbandian has a back injury and he can';t play.
He withdrew from the Kooyong exho and only in Sunday he'll try to play again..
Fan of Roger--Certainly nice :)
I like Friends, Gilomore girls (Didn't watch for long time though) and Simpsons
Oh and... Don't judge me but.. Days of our lives :o :tape:
What are yours?

Well, I have to go, my father wants the computer and I have to go to bed..
It was nice talking to you, I hope we'll talk tommorow! :)

Good night! :zzz: :hug:

Meteor Shower
Jan 10th, 2008, 08:54 PM
Thanks for all the tennis info! Good (but sad) to know!
Oh no, now who will keep me company until the AO draw is out :sad:
Guess I'll have to do some HW now :o :(

I love friends! I also like gilmore girls, and loved the simpons movie.
Love Lost,Survivor,Heroes,The amazing race.
My little :o fact is watching ktantanot when I was like in junior high :lol:

Good night, I had fun chatting to you!
We should do that again sometime :lol:

justine schnyder
Jan 11th, 2008, 03:35 PM
It was fine getting to know you too! :D
When we're both online We'll cheatt again (I hope)

Meteor Shower
Jan 11th, 2008, 06:37 PM
I like you avatar! :)

Did you make it, do you know how to use photoshop?

justine schnyder
Jan 11th, 2008, 07:15 PM
Oh, in the frev post I meant "Nice", not "fine"

Thanks :)
I don't know nothing about using photoshop.. Pioree makes my avys 9In her graphic thread..)
Why don't you have an avatar?

Lisbeth
Jan 11th, 2008, 09:44 PM
Hello :) I'll probably be in this section cheering sometimes so I thought it would be nice to say hi. I'm Jane, I'm Australian (I live in Sydney) and I've been a fan of Shahar since I saw her play Serena live at the AO last year. She very nearly won that match and really impressed me :yeah: Unfortunately this year I saw her lose to Kuznetsova in Sydney but I'm still a fan ;)

Meteor Shower
Jan 12th, 2008, 12:13 AM
Hello Jane! :)

Must be fun living in Australia. Weather, beach, good tennis. :D
Do you like any other sports except tennis?

Meteor Shower
Jan 12th, 2008, 12:14 AM
Oh, in the frev post I meant "Nice", not "fine"

Thanks :)
I don't know nothing about using photoshop.. Pioree makes my avys 9In her graphic thread..)
Why don't you have an avatar?

96x96 is too small for me, I'd rather not to have one :)
I'm off to get some weekend sleep, good night!

justine schnyder
Jan 12th, 2008, 06:45 AM
Hello :) I'll probably be in this section cheering sometimes so I thought it would be nice to say hi. I'm Jane, I'm Australian (I live in Sydney) and I've been a fan of Shahar since I saw her play Serena live at the AO last year. She very nearly won that match and really impressed me :yeah: Unfortunately this year I saw her lose to Kuznetsova in Sydney but I'm still a fan ;)

Hey Jane :wavey: :)
Nice to know You!
Will you go there this year too?

96x96 is too small for me, I'd rather not to have one :)
I'm off to get some weekend sleep, good night!
Goiod night..
I mean now.. Good morning :)

Meteor Shower
Jan 12th, 2008, 09:19 AM
good morning :wavey:

got 7:30 hours of sleep :)

justine schnyder
Jan 12th, 2008, 09:38 AM
ME too..
I thought I slept more because I was very tired but then I saw I was wrong.. Oh well...
What's up?

Meteor Shower
Jan 12th, 2008, 09:58 AM
Not much. Parents and brother are not home so i'm all alone here :)

Listening to some Maroon5 songs :dance:

justine schnyder
Jan 12th, 2008, 10:06 AM
Cool :)
Parents here and pising me off, so I'm here, in WTAW and chatting with friend :)

How are you?
Have you seen the schedule for monday?

Meteor Shower
Jan 12th, 2008, 10:36 AM
:hug: yeah same.. my parents are pissing me off lots of times

I'm fine, thanks! kinda :sad: at the moment because my winamp is playing a sad song lol. how are you? :)
Nope I haven't checked the schedule. its out so quickly?? any matches worth staying up for? :D

justine schnyder
Jan 12th, 2008, 10:46 AM
Almost all my faves play on monday.. Shahar, Patty, Justine, Tzipi, Jelena J
And much more!!
Dudi and Harel play as well!
There';s no chance sport 5 will buy it, they sucks :o
(BTW, I have to ask.. Do you have sport 1 and sport 2? )
The first match on Rod laver will be Serena's and then Henin's, on Vodafona JJ is the first to play (Against Paszek) so I think Eurosport will show Serena insted of JJ..
http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/scores/schedule/index.html
Matches matches matches! and so many of them!!

What song was that? :) :hug:

Meteor Shower
Jan 12th, 2008, 10:51 AM
יהודה פוליקר - פרח

wow cool, so many of my faves play too :D
nope I don't have sport1 and sport2, do you have them?
I was hoping maybe sport5 would buy something but if we didn't hear about it yet, 99% they won't :(

I'll definitely watch Serena and Justine match :) both bring something special to their matches!

Meteor Shower
Jan 12th, 2008, 10:52 AM
Its so cool to have so many Israelis in the MD, both men and women!

justine schnyder
Jan 12th, 2008, 10:59 AM
I don't have them..
I hate it.. When they show tourniments like the masters they put it there.. And only like 5 people have it :o
They won't buy anything.. It's such a shame.. Other countrys buy their player's matches..

I actually don't like Serena, But I like Justine and Jelena (Shocking ha?)
So I'll try to go to bed early tommorow, and then I'll maybe wake up in the midlle of the night :)

Meteor Shower
Jan 12th, 2008, 11:05 AM
I know, but don't worry. We'll get enough tennis even without useless sport 5 :D

I'm not a fan of Serena too, but every match with her i feel involved, even if its against her :lol:
I'll put an alarm clock too, don't know for when yet :)

Gotta go, talk to you later!

justine schnyder
Jan 12th, 2008, 11:30 AM
I thought you wrote "match with her i feel violated," :lol: :lol:
We'll watch AO :rocker2:

Have a nice day :)

*JR*
Jan 12th, 2008, 02:04 PM
...
Besides her history with good ppl like (ex?) Fed Cup Captain Dedi Jacob, I like Shahar because she has a nice creative game. (And most importantly, knows how to beat your bitch). :p

justine schnyder
Jan 12th, 2008, 02:09 PM
Besides her history with good ppl like (ex?) Fed Cup Captain Dedi Jacob, I like Shahar because she has a nice creative game. (And most importantly, knows how to beat your bitch). :p

Hey JR :)
It's nice to have you here with us :)
Dedi sis still the FC capitan.
I like Shahar too (As you know) but I don't think her game is creative though...
And beating Patty is not something special.. You probably like the whole player who have beaten her?

Meteor Shower
Jan 12th, 2008, 03:20 PM
I thought you wrote "match with her i feel violated," :lol: :lol:

:haha: well those angry looks and cursing does get to me :lol:

Meteor Shower
Jan 12th, 2008, 03:21 PM
Besides her history with good ppl like (ex?) Fed Cup Captain Dedi Jacob, I like Shahar because she has a nice creative game. (And most importantly, knows how to beat your bitch). :p

I agree, this Jelena is such a bitch.. :rolleyes:


;) :p

justine schnyder
Jan 12th, 2008, 03:28 PM
:haha: well those angry looks and cursing does get to me :lol:
:lol: Those are scared me..
If I were some 17 y.o player who'se 150 and I would play against her, I would be definetily scared :scared:
But there's a Justine match ater, so I'll probably wake uo in 3 am..

I agree, this Jelena is such a bitch.. :rolleyes:


;) :p

:lol:
I like Jelena too, but that was fuuny (I guess you know who he meant ;) )

justine schnyder
Jan 12th, 2008, 03:41 PM
BTW, I saw your last Serena? thing :worship:

Meteor Shower
Jan 12th, 2008, 04:06 PM
:lol: Those are scared me..
If I were some 17 y.o player who'se 150 and I would play against her, I would be definetily scared :scared:
But there's a Justine match ater, so I'll probably wake uo in 3 am..



:lol:
I like Jelena too, but that was fuuny (I guess you know who he meant ;) )

Of course, me and JR go way back. :p
I still don't know his real name though :confused:
I would love to be a linesman on Serena match. All that drama and I'll get to hear her cursing :tape: :lol:


BTW, I saw your last Serena? thing :worship:

Thanks! :D
Craig ones were soooooooo funny :worship:

look at me multi-quoting :cool: go me!

justine schnyder
Jan 12th, 2008, 05:10 PM
Of course, me and JR go way back. :p
I still don't know his real name though :confused:
I would love to be a linesman on Serena match. All that drama and I'll get to hear her cursing :tape: :lol:


Thanks! :D
Craig ones were soooooooo funny :worship:

look at me multi-quoting :cool: go me!

I don't know his name too!
I bet he's Patty ;)

If you'll be a linesman in Serena's match, you can learn a new words that means "bitch"! :eek: ;)
Just share them with me.. :lol:
I want to be the umpire in Serena's match :devil:

The craigs one.. Especially the one with Justine :haha: :eek:
The Justine one looks so real... :angel:

Congrats, I was happy too to find out the multi qoute :)

Meteor Shower
Jan 12th, 2008, 05:18 PM
I don't know his name too!
I bet he's Patty ;)

So Patty posted in my thread? oh my god! Patty! Dump Rainer and marry me!

If you'll be a linesman in Serena's match, you can learn a new words that means "bitch"! :eek: ;)
Just share them with me.. :lol:
I want to be the umpire in Serena's match :devil:

:haha: at the synonyms of bitch. I bet she will call me a bitch in a word I donno and I'm like 'Oh, thank you!' because I don't know its meaning :lol:
Right now I'm learning how many words are there for breasts
I've been taught at least 15 :angel:
I'll let you be the umpire, just don't dare to overule my calls :fiery:

The craigs one.. Especially the one with Justine :haha: :eek:
The Justine one looks so real... :angel:

Congrats, I was happy too to find out the multi qoute :)

I know, it looks so real its amazing!

Survivor starts soon so I'm off! Later!

justine schnyder
Jan 12th, 2008, 05:26 PM
So Patty posted in my thread? oh my god! Patty! Dump Rainer and marry me!!

lol, Patty is Australia now.. You have a long way ;)


:haha: at the synonyms of bitch. I bet she will call me a bitch in a word I donno and I'm like 'Oh, thank you!' because I don't know its meaning :lol:
Right now I'm learning how many words are there for breasts
I've been taught at least 15 :angel:
I'll let you be the umpire, just don't dare to overule my calls :fiery:


Rememmber, if Serena calls you a wors you don't know- it can't be good!
I won't overule youur calls only if I'll like them :devil:



I know, it looks so real its amazing!

Survivor starts soon so I'm off! Later!
Oh, I've heard that an uncle of a boy in my class is there.. But I don't know if it's true, or which guy is it..
Bye bye :wavey:

Meteor Shower
Jan 12th, 2008, 07:47 PM
There are only few who are old enough to be an uncle anyway, so I have an idea who it is :lol:

There will be no need to overule my calls, even if Serena will curse me :angel:

justine schnyder
Jan 13th, 2008, 01:02 PM
There are only few who are old enough to be an uncle anyway, so I have an idea who it is :lol:

There will be no need to overule my calls, even if Serena will curse me :angel:

:devil:
So deal...
Serena- Here we come! :lol: :devil:

I saw the last minute if hisardut.. Did you like Vika? (She was the one who was eliminated right?)



Less then 12 hours to AO!!!!
I'm gonna wake up in 3..And I'll go to bed on 6pm!!:crazy:

Meteor Shower
Jan 13th, 2008, 01:56 PM
I played tennis today, it was fun :)

I was indifferent about Vika. She was pretty smart and good looking too, but on the other end her talk was so annoying, its like she was trying to make an impression of how a fakatza will sound. I hope she is not studying laws to become a lawyer, because honestly no jury will believe her just because of her fake voice :shrug:

I will be up at 3-6AM too! maybe even from 2:45. We think exactly the same :dance:

Meteor Shower
Jan 13th, 2008, 02:01 PM
Wait, there isn't a jury in Israel right? its just the judge making the calls.
I got too much into Survivor :lol:

Lisbeth
Jan 13th, 2008, 08:28 PM
Hello Jane! :)

Must be fun living in Australia. Weather, beach, good tennis. :D
Do you like any other sports except tennis?
Yes it's pretty good. Of course mostly we just go to school/work like every other country but the weather is nice and it's great on our days off :lol:
I am also a big swimming fan. My username is for Lisbeth (Libby) Lenton who is an amazing Australian swimmer :)
I am going today :) I will be mainly watching the matches on centre court but will try to get out and see at least a bit of Shahar's match if I can so I can give her some encouragement cheers ;) :bounce:

Meteor Shower
Jan 14th, 2008, 12:01 PM
Cool, I know that australians really own the swimming sport.
We got decent swimmers too in Israel but no body is medal material.

http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/32/fullj.0668a019c8c825788bd8113304d12fad/0668a019c8c825788bd8113304d12fad-getty-tennis-aus-open-peer.jpg

Shahar in her new outfit. Amazing picture :hearts: :kiss:

Did you end up watching her Jane? :D

*JR*
Jan 14th, 2008, 12:37 PM
I don't know his name too!
I bet he's Patty ;)

If you'll be a linesman in Serena's match, you can learn a new words that means "bitch"! :eek: ;)
Just share them with me.. :lol:
I want to be the umpire in Serena's match :devil:

The craigs one... Especially the one with Justine :haha: :eek:
The Justine one looks so real... :angel:

Congrats, I was happy too to find out the multi qoute :)
Roger. :)

What about U2? (No Bono jokes plz). :p

Meteor Shower
Jan 14th, 2008, 12:52 PM
Roger. :)

What about U2? (No Bono jokes plz). :p

You know what, that make perfect sense, thinking about it :lol:

My name is Or, and my israeli friend is Neta :p You probably got that from previous posts, though.

Lets play a little game, where we write each day our faves success and hours of sleep (feel free to add more stuff)

So, first day of AO:
Fave count (women only) - 7/9 (78%)
Hours of sleep - 5

Now you made me listen to U2 - Elevation so thanks for that :bounce:

justine schnyder
Jan 14th, 2008, 03:47 PM
I played tennis today, it was fun :)

I was indifferent about Vika. She was pretty smart and good looking too, but on the other end her talk was so annoying, its like she was trying to make an impression of how a fakatza will sound. I hope she is not studying laws to become a lawyer, because honestly no jury will believe her just because of her fake voice :shrug:

I will be up at 3-6AM too! maybe even from 2:45. We think exactly the same :dance:

Tennis is good :cool:
How often do you play?
How strange is read here the word "fakatza"! :lol:
I hate them though :fiery:
I woke up to watch the matches!! I couldn't believe it!
I watched JJ's thriller, Davenport, Justine.. :)
It was woirth it (Although I'm tierd now and I have a big exam tommorow..:rolleyes: )

But it was soooo cold!! I had 2 שמיכות פוך and it was still cold.. brrrr


Wait, there isn't a jury in Israel right? its just the judge making the calls.
I got too much into Survivor :lol:
Just the judje making the calls ;)

Roger. :)

What about U2? (No Bono jokes plz). :p

Hey Roger :wavey: (Now I picture you as Federer lol)
I like U2 :hearts:

justine schnyder
Jan 14th, 2008, 04:01 PM
You know what, that make perfect sense, thinking about it :lol:

My name is Or, and my israeli friend is Neta :p You probably got that from previous posts, though.

Lets play a little game, where we write each day our faves success and hours of sleep (feel free to add more stuff)

So, first day of AO:
Fave count (women only) - 7/9 (78%)
Hours of sleep - 5

Now you made me listen to U2 - Elevation so thanks for that :bounce:

Umm
Neta's faves: Shahar, Patty (Roger :p) , Justine, Jelena, Tzipi and I like Momo, Vera Z and Tati too so.. 6/8! :)
Almost all my faves are in this section! All exapt Aga and Evgenia


Oh, and Dudi and Stan won too :woohoo: but they're not women :lol:

*JR*
Jan 14th, 2008, 05:08 PM
I don't really have faves, IC this "game" as more of a business. (That's why I dislike the Strange Suissie, as she's Hoffy's enabler and source of access to potential new victims. Meghann to some extent too, as she fulfills that role for Rafael Fuck de Mora). Other than the Cuckoo's Competitive matches (probably starting with Momo in R3) I'm more interested this week in how "Jennifer II" (Sesil) does in the 25K in Arizona.

Laila Tov :wavey:

Oh, watch out for Moshe Katsav. As Putin said a year ago: "He's a mighty man". :tape:

Meteor Shower
Jan 14th, 2008, 05:30 PM
Tennis is good :cool:
How often do you play?
How strange is read here the word "fakatza"! :lol:
I hate them though
I woke up to watch the matches!! I couldn't believe it!
I watched JJ's thriller, Davenport, Justine..
It was woirth it (Although I'm tierd now and I have a big exam tommorow..:rolleyes: )

But it was soooo cold!! I had 2 שמיכות פוך and it was still cold.. brrrr

I play once a week. Not alot but thats good enough for me :) I had a good practice!
I watched all of those matches too + a little bit of Serena match.
Damn! She is so powerful its unreal :eek:
I had one blanket and I was cold too, so I had a training on and fell asleep with it :lol:
Good luck with the exam!

Umm
Neta's faves: Shahar, Patty (Roger :p) , Justine, Jelena, Tzipi and I like Momo, Vera Z and Tati too so.. 6/8! :)
Almost all my faves are in this section! All exapt Aga and Evgenia


Oh, and Dudi and Stan won too :woohoo: but they're not women :lol:

You forgot the sleeping hours! Don't make me call Serena :fiery:
Oh should I start listing my faves?
Shahar, Tzipi, Ai, Justine, Patty, Lindsay, Emelie (Loit), Elena, and Vika.
Dudi :yeah:
The order of play seems kinda boring for today :(

I don't really have faves, IC this "game" as more of a business. (That's why I dislike the Strange Suissie, as she's Hoffy's enabler and source of access to potential new victims. Meghann to some extent too, as she fulfills that role for Rafael Fuck de Mora). Other than the Cuckoo's Competitive matches (probably starting with Momo in R3) I'm more interested this week in how "Jennifer II" (Sesil) does in the 25K in Arizona.

Laila Tov :wavey:

Oh, watch out for Moshe Katsav. As Putin said a year ago: "He's a mighty man". :tape:

When you watch a tennis match, you don't have any feel of favorism towards a player? Like you really want her to win? I don't think looking tennis as a business is a good perspective because thats not at all whats this sport is about. You are missing out on alot of fun!

"Layla" tov :wavey:

Moshe Katsav, emberasment to the state of Israel. :rolleyes:
I heard this very interesting idea of taking every man who raped a woman and in addition of locking him up cut his penis :tape:
I wouldn't cry if that did happen in reality.

justine schnyder
Jan 14th, 2008, 07:12 PM
I don't really have faves, IC this "game" as more of a business. (That's why I dislike the Strange Suissie, as she's Hoffy's enabler and source of access to potential new victims. Meghann to some extent too, as she fulfills that role for Rafael Fuck de Mora). Other than the Cuckoo's Competitive matches (probably starting with Momo in R3) I'm more interested this week in how "Jennifer II" (Sesil) does in the 25K in Arizona.

Laila Tov :wavey:

Oh, watch out for Moshe Katsav. As Putin said a year ago: "He's a mighty man". :tape:

Sesil is a doper. I hate her.
But don't you like the game? Like Or wrote, don't you want some player top win when you watcha match?
What is your job? (I'm still not sure I know why you hate Patty so much but I guess you have your reasons..)

Moshe Katsav :o
Stupid guy..

(I still rememmber his "Arutz 2" speach :o :lol: )

I play once a week. Not alot but thats good enough for me :) I had a good practice!
I watched all of those matches too + a little bit of Serena match.
Damn! She is so powerful its unreal :eek:
I had one blanket and I was cold too, so I had a training on and fell asleep with it :lol:
Good luck with the exam!

:hug:
In wendesday it will be over.. Hopefully..
Good for you! (The practice :) )
And thanks.. I'll need it :scared:
(Math :smash:)

You forgot the sleeping hours! Don't make me call Serena :fiery:
Oh should I start listing my faves?
Shahar, Tzipi, Ai, Justine, Patty, Lindsay, Emelie (Loit), Elena, and Vika.
Dudi :yeah:
The order of play seems kinda boring for today :(


:lol:
Serena :scared:
I like Ai too, I was sure she'd win today becuase Vera was injured.. I want her to back to her old shape (Ai) :sad:
Wow, Eranni was sooooo annoying! Her "grunts" (Which were actually shouts) and her screaming after each point.. How Lindsay could stand it?! Well, it's a good preperation for a match against Sharapova..
(I want Lindsay to win, but I don't think she has a chance after the way she played today..)
Yeah, tommorow there's not much interesting matches..
Only Evgenya and Safin (:devil: )
The interesting section was yesterday/today..

justine schnyder
Jan 14th, 2008, 07:12 PM
When you watch a tennis match, you don't have any feel of favorism towards a player? Like you really want her to win? I don't think looking tennis as a business is a good perspective because thats not at all whats this sport is about. You are missing out on alot of fun!

"Layla" tov :wavey:

Moshe Katsav, emberasment to the state of Israel. :rolleyes:
I heard this very interesting idea of taking every man who raped a woman and in addition of locking him up cut his penis :tape:
I wouldn't cry if that did happen in reality.


Agreed..!

Meteor Shower
Jan 15th, 2008, 08:35 AM
(Math :smash:)

I know :hug:

Wow, Eranni was sooooo annoying! Her "grunts" (Which were actually shouts) and her screaming after each point.. How Lindsay could stand it?! Well, it's a good preperation for a match against Sharapova..
(I want Lindsay to win, but I don't think she has a chance after the way she played today..)
Yeah, tommorow there's not much interesting matches..
Only Evgenya and Safin (:devil: )
The interesting section was yesterday/today..

It didn't bother too much, I was too busy listening to the amazing sound of Lindsay's raquet striking the ball :drool: You can just hear the perfection in some returns. :D

What a boring day! I slept soooooo much. Every time I woke up there were was some boring man tennis match. how about balancing it up a bit? Evgenia is completely losing it and gonna get bageled after having 2SPs. Meh, I'll cut her some slack this time.

Only interesting match I saw was Safin-Gulbis, watched it since the start of the third set and cheered for Gulbis like hell :devil: I like this guy, he got good game. I don't mind Safin, only his screaming at himself when Gulbis hit some awsome shot really annoyed me. and it was funny hearing the girls in the crowd screaming and drooling at him :o one day I'll find out why girls thinks he looks so good. :shrug:

justine schnyder
Jan 15th, 2008, 02:51 PM
I know :hug:



It didn't bother too much, I was too busy listening to the amazing sound of Lindsay's raquet striking the ball :drool: You can just hear the perfection in some returns. :D

What a boring day! I slept soooooo much. Every time I woke up there were was some boring man tennis match. how about balancing it up a bit? Evgenia is completely losing it and gonna get bageled after having 2SPs. Meh, I'll cut her some slack this time.

Only interesting match I saw was Safin-Gulbis, watched it since the start of the third set and cheered for Gulbis like hell :devil: I like this guy, he got good game. I don't mind Safin, only his screaming at himself when Gulbis hit some awsome shot really annoyed me. and it was funny hearing the girls in the crowd screaming and drooling at him :o one day I'll find out why girls thinks he looks so good. :shrug:



:devil:
Safin is hot. What can I do? Even my friend who don't care about tennis (אבל מבינות לא רע בכלל כי אני חופרת להן המוןןן) like Safin :lol:
Her crazyness :hearts:
Gulbis has good game too, but I wanted Safin to win.. He really need to have some wins imo.

Boring matches, but how many upsets!!!!!!
Safina (WTF??), Szavay (Thank god, I just want to see what her
bandwagoners have to say..), Bartoli (Well, it's Bartoli, does it count an an upset?..)
and More..
Wow!

When Genia played I was in the libarary so I followed a bit.. I saw she broke at 5:3 and I know she was 6:5 up :sad:
I hope her next tourny will be better..

Tommorow Lindsay-Sharapova..
I hope Lindsay will kick her ass, but I don't think it's gonna happen..
And in 2am (Oour time) Patty, Justine and Dudi will play!
I'll wake up for it.. But I'll have to go back to bed after because I have "ot kosher" tommorow.. (Do you know what it is?)

I think I'll have a low grade in the exam :o
I'll know in few days..

Meteor Shower
Jan 15th, 2008, 04:42 PM
Math test really suck. Hopefully you'll get an higher grade than you expect :)

Who did you mean by her crazyness? Safin? lol.
I don't see what the big deal is about him but whatever :p not my job to judge.


Sabine Lisicki :woohoo: first player I ever saw live, I've always cheered for her :cool:
I knew she could upset Safina!
Catalina Castano :woohoo: Didn't see this one coming at all! Amazing win :D
Agnes Szavay :rolleyes: what is wrong with her this year? :o
I'm not a bandwagoner, I liked her since seeing her for the first time in Budapest before her amazing results :angel:
I wish I could see all this matches (well, maybe except Agnes one) :drool: :sad:


I am not sure what ot kosher means? I think I heard about it once, but no idea what it means.
I'll wake up for sure for Lindsay - Sharapova, go Lindsay :bounce:

I hope to follow Shahar's match before I have to go to uni!

justine schnyder
Jan 15th, 2008, 05:06 PM
Math test really suck. Hopefully you'll get an higher grade than you expect :)

Who did you mean by her crazyness? Safin? lol.
I don't see what the big deal is about him but whatever :p not my job to judge.


Sabine Lisicki :woohoo: first player I ever saw live, I've always cheered for her :cool:
I knew she could upset Safina!
Catalina Castano :woohoo: Didn't see this one coming at all! Amazing win :D
Agnes Szavay :rolleyes: what is wrong with her this year? :o
I'm not a bandwagoner, I liked her since seeing her for the first time in Budapest before her amazing results :angel:
I wish I could see all this matches (well, maybe except Agnes one) :drool: :sad:


I am not sure what ot kosher means? I think I heard about it once, but no idea what it means.
I'll wake up for sure for Lindsay - Sharapova, go Lindsay :bounce:

I hope to follow Shahar's match before I have to go to uni!
I hope so too :)

I meant Safin crazyness lol
I think it's ok you don't understand why we girls like him so much ;)

When do you saw Sabine live?? :eek:
She's young right?
I actually thought Safina got a very easy 1st round! What do you know about Sabine? How she plays?

About Castano-That one I didn't see coming at all too! Her preperation was losing 2 matches to players outside of the top 200..
:tape:
But I don't liken Safarova too, so I don't really care, but it's very very surprising, anf for Szavay too. When I saw the result in her match in the morning I was..:eek: WTF?
Maybe she's carrying an injury or the players know her better now..
I won't see Lindsay-Sharapova, I'll be in school.. Damn, I wish I could skip tommorow! So many good matches!
But on Monday I'll have a day off-חופשת מתכונת
But I think it's the bottom half that day :(

Ot Hakosher it's the bagrut in sports..
We are being tested in 2km running, כפיפות בטן ומתח..
I hope I'll do good atleast on that :tape:

Meteor Shower
Jan 15th, 2008, 06:37 PM
http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=165848&highlight=raanana&page=3

Its so funny to look back at my posts, its so typical I would write those things :lol:

Castano is really a fighter, she fights for every point and use the angle to subtitute the lack of power, I really like that because it shows you don't have to blast the ball to win, just like Anna proved in her carreer :)

Oh, חופשות מתכונת, it was not that long ago but its seems like in a totally different lifetime now. I can't imagine myself anymore sitting in school, even although I'm at uni.

Oh, I hated the sport bagrut! I could have done so much better, but oh well.
Good luck :yeah:

Lisbeth
Jan 15th, 2008, 09:46 PM
Did you end up watching her Jane? :D
:wavey: Yes but only for a few points. She was on Court 19 which is really far from Rod laver Arena :rolleyes: so by the time I got there and waited for the match to start I had to head back to where I'd agreed to meet my friends. Her dress looked very summery and nice ... unlike quite a few we could mention :lol:
She's up against the young Aussie Jess Moore today - I hate it when two players I like play each other early (although on the other hand I get to be happy with either result ;) ) but I'll be cheering for Shahar so I guess I really am her fan now :lol:

justine schnyder
Jan 16th, 2008, 01:20 PM
http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=165848&highlight=raanana&page=3

Its so funny to look back at my posts, its so typical I would write those things :lol:

Castano is really a fighter, she fights for every point and use the angle to subtitute the lack of power, I really like that because it shows you don't have to blast the ball to win, just like Anna proved in her carreer :)

Oh, חופשות מתכונת, it was not that long ago but its seems like in a totally different lifetime now. I can't imagine myself anymore sitting in school, even although I'm at uni.

Oh, I hated the sport bagrut! I could have done so much better, but oh well.
Good luck :yeah:

I read your refports :)
I think it's really cool watching a player when she just starts her carrer and after a while she makes her breakthrough :)
I'm so jealous of those who soaw Henin and Clijsters when they were here for a future in 1995 or 1994..
Of course back then I had no idea what tennis was :lol:

I hate the sport bagrut too.
I did really bad today! My best result of the day was on 2km runnig and even that was shitty :sad: :o

Or, Patty lost :sad: :sad:
I really had a feeling she would lose.. I was so happy when I saw she was leading 6:4 3:0, and after Henin won her match I went back to sleep and I thought she would win the 3rd.. How did she lost to that clown?.. Patty :o :smash:
It was stupid waking up last night.. Patty and Dudi lost and Justine played like shit :o :sad:

And look at this AO! The seeds lose one afyter another.. yesterday.. And today Patty, Golovin, Bammer.. Wow!!!

At least Shahar and Andyony won :D :woohoo:
I hope Shahar's next match will be on eurosport! :)

Meteor Shower
Jan 16th, 2008, 09:06 PM
Patty :sad: sadly I got used to those loses :mad:
Justine play crap too :help:
Hopefully today will be better :hug:
2 hours until matches start, I have absolutely no hours to sleep :o :help:

Oh, I always thought too how cool it must have been to see Henin or Clijsters when they were here at Israel.

justine schnyder
Jan 17th, 2008, 02:22 PM
Patty :sad: sadly I got used to those loses :mad:
Justine play crap too :help:
Hopefully today will be better :hug:
2 hours until matches start, I have absolutely no hours to sleep :o :help:

Oh, I always thought too how cool it must have been to see Henin or Clijsters when they were here at Israel.

:sad:
I didn't wake up last night.. I had a friend and it's the less interesting section for me..
This night I'll wake up for sure.. Justine in 2:00 am and staright after Jelena J and after that, in MCA, Shahar will play.. I have to go to bed very early today..Those matches will take all night..
Were you wake last night?

Meteor Shower
Jan 17th, 2008, 05:01 PM
Yeah, I watched Venus-Pin, and then the first set of Roger-Fabrice
In the morning before uni I saw some of Nalby match :)

If you don't like Roger and David you didn't miss that much :shrug:
Today will be much better :drool:

Sabine keeps winning :woohoo:

justine schnyder
Jan 17th, 2008, 05:28 PM
Yeah, I watched Venus-Pin, and then the first set of Roger-Fabrice
In the morning before uni I saw some of Nalby match :)

If you don't like Roger and David you didn't miss that much :shrug:
Today will be much better :drool:

Sabine keeps winning :woohoo:

Will you be awake this night too?
If you want we can chat :)

I typed the Roger match, I've heard it was quite entertaining even the score, so I'll watch it when I'll have time :)
Unfortunatlly, I don't have the Nalby match, he's one opf my faves, but I'm glad he won, next match against Ferrero, should be a good one!

I saw about Sbine win.. Wow! That's great achievemnt for her! 3rd round of grand slam! I fhe's not against pone of my faves (And I think she's not..) so I really want her to reach the 4th!
She's deffinitelly the one of the surprises in this tourney! :)
I hope I'll watch a match of her soon.

Or, I have a question, how do you study?
(I mean, you're uni doesn't strike?)

Good night :wavey:

Meteor Shower
Jan 18th, 2008, 05:06 PM
We strike (not anymore I guess), but only partly.
Half of the courses still take place.

Shahar :sad: what a performance :tape: :help:

Clearly not in the mood for chat, but i'll regroup later today :p
I'm staying out of GM in the next year or so :o

Meteor Shower
Jan 18th, 2008, 05:07 PM
Justine still play like crap too :(

I need my faves that are still in it to regroup! :armed:

justine schnyder
Jan 19th, 2008, 07:32 AM
We strike (not anymore I guess), but only partly.
Half of the courses still take place.

Shahar :sad: what a performance :tape: :help:

Clearly not in the mood for chat, but i'll regroup later today :p
I'm staying out of GM in the next year or so :o
Wow, I really feel sorry for the students now.
It was stupid desicion! Doing now 2 semesters in a row it's horrible and I guess you know it better than me :hug:
And how do they think the students will have time to work too?..
I hope you'll do well! :hug:

Justine still play like crap too :(

I need my faves that are still in it to regroup! :armed:

:armed:
I really hope they'll regroup soon..
OMG Aga beat Kuzzy! Yay! I saw the match, not geat tennis from both and Kuzzy also had many mistakes (She even missed 2 easy smashes like some club player- smashed them to her own court..)
But Aga won! :)
It's her second GS in a row where she beats in the 3rd round the (Russian) second seed :)
And Chakky is out too! The 1st set was horrible...The second Maria just out played her, she played amazing, and the 3rd I didn't see..

Meteor Shower
Jan 19th, 2008, 10:08 AM
Yeah, students haven't had a vacation for about two years in a row.
Although those strikes are one big vacation sometimes :lol:
worse thing like you said, that they leave you with no information so you can't work or travel somewhere in those two years.
but its over now, so I gotta study seriously which means not much wtaworld for me anymore :p

I saw the first of Maria-Ana and gave up :lol:
Roger :worship: thank god he won it! :D :D

:scared: to check how Sabine did

justine schnyder
Jan 19th, 2008, 11:50 AM
:hug:
אבל אם למדת חלק מזמן במשך השביתה, אז עדיין כל ההחזרי ימודים יחולו גם עליכם?

The first set in Aana-Maria was really awful, error, error, error.. But I studied so I continued to watch..
Wow.. That Federer match... :eek:
I like this AO so far, even Patty and Shahar had early exits.. There are sooo many surprises! No seed is safe here! Even not Federer apparentelly..

Sabine didn't play last night, it was raining so all the matches, exapt those which were in Rod Laver or Vodafone were postponed to tommorow.
I hope she'll beat Caroline :)


So Hewitt's match will be tommorow?

Meteor Shower
Jan 19th, 2008, 03:44 PM
לא.. עדיין לא ברור איך ההחזרים יעבדו אבל יהיו לנו מבחנים במקצועות שכן התקיימו, זה לא שביטלו את הסמסטר.

Yeah, I know about the seeds. I really like this AO, really high quality matches! :)
I hope the rain was a one time thing, and won't delay play too much.

justine schnyder
Jan 21st, 2008, 02:57 PM
לא.. עדיין לא ברור איך ההחזרים יעבדו אבל יהיו לנו מבחנים במקצועות שכן התקיימו, זה לא שביטלו את הסמסטר.

Yeah, I know about the seeds. I really like this AO, really high quality matches! :)
I hope the rain was a one time thing, and won't delay play too much.

בהצלחה!
מקווה שהיומיים הראשונים עברו בקלות :)

איזה משחקים יש בנשים הלילה! ינקוביץ'-סרינה והנין-שרפאובה!
לפי החתימה אתה בטח מבין בעד מי אני..
אבל אני לא יכולה לקום- מחר מתכונת במתמטיקה (שיהיה לי מזל אם אני יעבור בכלל..המצב רע.)
ואו, שחר ברבע של הזוגות! ראית את המשחק?

Meteor Shower
Jan 21st, 2008, 07:01 PM
לא, הייתי בשיעור באותו זמן :(
שמעתי שזה היה משודר. באסה.


בהצלחה במתכונת מחר! קחי את הזמן, לפי מה שאני זוכר מהמתכונות בתיכון לא חסר, אל תמהרי להגיש והכי חשוב בלי פאניקה! :)
אני אעודד את ז'סטין בשבילך
ואת סרינה :devil:
(מה אני אעשה? היא תהרוג אותי :scared: )


how did we move into hebrew? :lol:

justine schnyder
Jan 22nd, 2008, 08:19 PM
לא, הייתי בשיעור באותו זמן :(
שמעתי שזה היה משודר. באסה.


בהצלחה במתכונת מחר! קחי את הזמן, לפי מה שאני זוכר מהמתכונות בתיכון לא חסר, אל תמהרי להגיש והכי חשוב בלי פאניקה! :)
אני אעודד את ז'סטין בשבילך
ואת סרינה :devil:
(מה אני אעשה? היא תהרוג אותי :scared: )


how did we move into hebrew? :lol:

בגלל עצלנות לחשוב על איך לכתוב דברים בשפה זרה :)
זהו, רק הבגרות עוד שבוע וזהו עם 05..
ותודה :), נראה לי שהלך טוב דווקא!

Shahar in the doubles semis :eek:
But they're against Yan and Jheng right?
Tough one..
The match against Molik and Mirza-many breaks, rally from the baseline until someone surprises the girl in the net (And usually she misses :tape:)

WTF Justine?!!!
:bigcry: :o
I followed that match from school, and when I saw she got a bagel I looked just like that one :speakles:
And I heard her tactic was so stupid :o She should know how to play her after 8 matches!
About Serena- :devil:
I guess Jelena had the luck ;)
Don't worry she won't kill you.. Her self maybe.. Or Jankovic-Have you seen the handshake? :angel:
I can't believe last night I had a feeling Justine would lose and Jelena would win and I even had a dream about it..
I never do 2 from 2.

Meteor Shower
Jan 23rd, 2008, 03:37 PM
בגלל עצלנות לחשוב על איך לכתוב דברים בשפה זרה :)
זהו, רק הבגרות עוד שבוע וזהו עם 05..
ותודה :), נראה לי שהלך טוב דווקא!

Good to hear :cool:

Shahar in the doubles semis :eek:
But they're against Yan and Jheng right?
Tough one..

It was a tough one :p

The match against Molik and Mirza-many breaks, rally from the baseline until someone surprises the girl in the net (And usually she misses :tape:)

LOL! that sounds like the doubles matches I play. it usually what happens, but lately I have improved my volley and I'm hitting some nice shots :cool:

WTF Justine?!!!
:bigcry: :o
I followed that match from school, and when I saw she got a bagel I looked just like that one :speakles:
And I heard her tactic was so stupid :o She should know how to play her after 8 matches!
About Serena- :devil:
I guess Jelena had the luck ;)
Don't worry she won't kill you.. Her self maybe.. Or Jankovic-Have you seen the handshake? :angel:
I can't believe last night I had a feeling Justine would lose and Jelena would win and I even had a dream about it..
I never do 2 from 2.

Justine really got outplayed, I mean some of the shots she hit was spot on - deep and sharp like you need to do against Maria, but she really surprised me and handled them with ease, so you got to say good job to maria. :)

Serena looked so weak in her match, it was really worrying.
For a minute I was like wasn't Venus the one who has anemia?
She served weak and her groundstrokes were weak and she barely moved.
Jelena played some awsome BH DTL shots though :drool:
I haven't seen the handshake, but from you post seems like I should lol!

2/2! Thats pretty good, although couldn't you predict the opposite people to win :rolleyes: :lol:
Maybe you should be a tennis journalist, replace some of the jokes that are there today.

justine schnyder
Jan 23rd, 2008, 03:49 PM
Good to hear :cool:

Thanks! :)


It was a tough one :p

:crazy: :crzay:
That was a crazy one!!!

And Andyoni are in the Semis as well!!!!
Please beat the Bryans this time!!


LOL! that sounds like the doubles matches I play. it usually what happens, but lately I have improved my volley and I'm hitting some nice shots :cool:

:lol: It is like some club match, but I guess they played better today! :)


well done on your vollies :)



Justine really got outplayed, I mean some of the shots she hit was spot on - deep and sharp like you need to do against Maria, but she really surprised me and handled them with ease, so you got to say good job to maria. :)

That's hard for me so I'll say it in my heart.



Serena looked so weak in her match, it was really worrying.
For a minute I was like wasn't Venus the one who has anemia?
She served weak and her groundstrokes were weak and she barely moved.
Jelena played some awsome BH DTL shots though :drool:
I haven't seen the handshake, but from you post seems like I should lol!


Well it was pretty short, very short (The handshake..)
Serena will still play fed cu right? :angel:

You made me not hating Serena! Now I find her funny!! :)



2/2! Thats pretty good, although couldn't you predict the opposite people to win :rolleyes: :lol:
Maybe you should be a tennis journalist, replace some of the jokes that are there today.

It has never happened before!!
I wish I would got only the Jelena one right (For me..)
I wish I would be a tennis journalist! I like tennis very very much!
And then I would make some different desicions..
For example, in Yediot Aharonot the put a huge Sharapove photo on the front page, but when Justine had great achievement-Nada :fiery: :o

Meteor Shower
Jan 23rd, 2008, 05:26 PM
Thanks! :)


:crazy: :crzay:
That was a crazy one!!!

And Andyoni are in the Semis as well!!!!
Please beat the Bryans this time!!

Amen to that. It will be nice to see them beat the bryans for a change :D



well done on your vollies :)

Thanks :D maybe we can play a match sometime :angel:
I'm sure you'll beat me :D


That's hard for me so I'll say it in my heart.

LOL, thats a good start :lol:
You can always tell her what you think about her in the fed cup :scared: :p


Well it was pretty short, very short (The handshake..)
Serena will still play fed cu right? :angel:

You made me not hating Serena! Now I find her funny!! :)

Of course, with us as umpire and a linesman :D
Well, thats a good thing, glad i have such an influence :p

It has never happened before!!
I wish I would got only the Jelena one right (For me..)
I wish I would be a tennis journalist! I like tennis very very much!
And then I would make some different desicions..
For example, in Yediot Aharonot the put a huge Sharapove photo on the front page, but when Justine had great achievement-Nada :fiery: :o

Well you could, seems this days posting in tapuz forum could get you the job without even studying journalism :tape:
Yeah, thats typical Yediot. They did write some things about Aga in Maariv, i thought it was cool and great :cool:

Meteor Shower
Jan 23rd, 2008, 05:27 PM
hisardut starts soon :p bye bye

ronim1
Jan 23rd, 2008, 05:51 PM
Newsflash:
The Bryans bros. lost today.

justine schnyder
Jan 23rd, 2008, 05:53 PM
Newsflash:
The Bryans bros. lost today.

:)
But knowles and his partner are great too..

Btw, Hello Ronim :wavey: What's your name?

justine schnyder
Jan 23rd, 2008, 05:59 PM
Thanks :D maybe we can play a match sometime :angel:
I'm sure you'll beat me :D

Don't be so sure at all!
I barley played in last twomonths ecause of math... :sad:



LOL, thats a good start :lol:
You can always tell her what you think about her in the fed cup :scared: :p

Of course, with us as umpire and a linesman :D
Well, thats a good thing, glad i have such an influence :p

Sharapova- Watch me on Fed cup :armed:

(Just kidding I'm not "avaryanit"

About Seena-:lol:
And we said funny things so it make me think she's not that horrible (But I still don't like her, or her game, I just don't hate her..)
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=UD6dmRRBqb4&feature=related
Watch in 5:33 :lol:


Well you could, seems this days posting in tapuz forum could get you the job without even studying journalism :tape:
Yeah, thats typical Yediot. They did write some things about Aga in Maariv, i thought it was cool and great :cool:

hisardut starts soon :p bye bye

:lol:
Are you a member it Tapuz forum?
If yo are, do you think I should join?
Awww.. I like Aga, but Yedyot wrote Nothing about her.. Only Sharapova pova pova :o

Meteor Shower
Jan 23rd, 2008, 07:31 PM
Don't be so sure at all!
I barley played in last twomonths ecause of math... :sad:

:hug: well at least its almost over :)



Sharapova- Watch me on Fed cup :armed:

(Just kidding I'm not "avaryanit"

About Seena-:lol:
And we said funny things so it make me think she's not that horrible (But I still don't like her, or her game, I just don't hate her..)
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=UD6dmRRBqb4&feature=related
Watch in 5:33 :lol:

"This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Tennis Australia "
Oh no, Serena got the video down :eek: must be bad stuff on it..
Watch this http://youtube.com/watch?v=AFdE7my8CK0 :bounce: :worship:

Shahar is too cool :cool:

:lol:
Are you a member it Tapuz forum?
If yo are, do you think I should join?
Awww.. I like Aga, but Yedyot wrote Nothing about her.. Only Sharapova pova pova :o

Its ok, I read there once in a while, sometimes even post. check it out and see if you like it, thats the only tip i can give you :)

I don't think many tennis fans in israel even like Sharapova.. :lol:
Maybe because of yediot ;)

:wavey: ronim, thanks for the little newsflash! feel free to add more :lol:

justine schnyder
Jan 24th, 2008, 02:46 AM
:hug: well at least its almost over :)

"This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Tennis Australia "
Oh no, Serena got the video down :eek: must be bad stuff on it..
Watch this http://youtube.com/watch?v=AFdE7my8CK0 :bounce: :worship:

Shahar is too cool :cool:

Thanks x2!!
Wow Vika was in "atraf"!and at the end Shahar was cute :)
I'm still socked by the fact they've won!

I tried the Serena video now and it's worked..
So go to youtube, wirte "Serena Gajdosova" and there will be only option so watch it..

:
Its ok, I read there once in a while, sometimes even post. check it out and see if you like it, thats the only tip i can give you :)

I don't think many tennis fans in israel even like Sharapova.. :lol:
Maybe because of yediot ;)

:wavey: ronim, thanks for the little newsflash! feel free to add more :lol:

Thanks :)
I think I will.
I always thought she has many fans because she's quite popular, but I guess for those who really know tennis..
Henin is not very loved though :sad:

Meteor Shower
Jan 24th, 2008, 10:42 AM
Serena :D

Tsonga beat Nadal in three easy sets. OMG :eek:

justine schnyder
Jan 24th, 2008, 12:34 PM
Serena :D

Tsonga beat Nadal in three easy sets. OMG :eek:

Did you see the Seren'a fall? :lol:

Wow Tsonga!!!!! :worship: :eek:
My brother updated me with the scores, I really thought he was kidding..
And Andyoni are in the final too!!!! :woohoo: Good luck to them as well? Do you know if sport 5 will show something?


It's the worst women final EVER! I hate both players (Ivaovic has became officialy a player I HATE) and the worst part is, that Sharapova used to be the one I hate the most and now I feel that I want her to win :sad:
I hate them

Meteor Shower
Jan 24th, 2008, 01:17 PM
Yeah, I saw it back when the match was broadcasted :rolls:

Andyoni :D good stuff.
I'll try to watch their and Shahar's match on Star Sports, or Guawhatever in Sopcast.

:lol: I know, I'm kinda eh about the final too, for the first time since I remember myself.
Thats why I started that thread on GM..
Hopefully this final won't happen again :)

I remember my brother updating me about Wimbledon final and I thought he was joking too :lol:

justine schnyder
Jan 24th, 2008, 06:17 PM
Yeah, I saw it back when the match was broadcasted :rolls:

Andyoni :D good stuff.
I'll try to watch their and Shahar's match on Star Sports, or Guawhatever in Sopcast.

:lol: I know, I'm kinda eh about the final too, for the first time since I remember myself.
Thats why I started that thread on GM..
Hopefully this final won't happen again :)

I remember my brother updating me about Wimbledon final and I thought he was joking too :lol:

What thread? Can yo write her the link?

Channel 2 is broadcasting the finals!! lol
It's great but I don't know what they'll do tommorow, because Shahar's match starts at 6am and in 6:45 they always have the morning show..
If they'll switch to the morning show so I guess Sopcast will do..
I actually was "eh" on the Wimbledon fianl, but it was pretty surprising Seeing Venus there after her odd half 2007, but that one..
GL Israelis!!!1

Meteor Shower
Jan 24th, 2008, 07:58 PM
I saw you've found it already :p

That Justine - Marion match, I know we don't know that match ever existed and erased every evidence from our minds.. but still, I'm so scared to watch it even today :scared:

justine schnyder
Jan 25th, 2008, 02:19 PM
I saw you've found it already :p

That Justine - Marion match, I know we don't know that match ever existed and erased every evidence from our minds.. but still, I'm so scared to watch it even today :scared:

The scariest thing about that match was I was watching it until 6:1 1:0 and then I went to my grandmother, thinking it will be over soon
but...:tape:
I shouldn't have left..

Shahar and Federer lost :sad:

the 2nd and the 3rd set were pretty bad.. The barely played at the net and when they did, they had stupid misses! The sisters were way better today.

Meteor Shower
Jan 25th, 2008, 06:59 PM
So you caused Justine loss :eek: :mad:
just kidding :p

Roger :( can't believe he lost
ugh..

Yeah, I agree. I still enjoyed the match though :)

ronim1
Jan 25th, 2008, 09:09 PM
:)
But knowles and his partner are great too..

Btw, Hello Ronim :wavey: What's your name?

Quite surprisingly "Roni"
;)

ronim1
Jan 25th, 2008, 09:26 PM
Yeah, I agree. I still enjoyed the match though :)

By the way, in last two sets, it was really pathetic watching Shahar play, and making those many mistakes near the net.
The only positive aspect of it is the knowledge that she, as a top 20 player, has so much more she can improve. If she will, the sky is the limit for her.
I was very impressed about Azarenka's level.

Archer16
Jan 26th, 2008, 01:12 AM
Her level dropped too after the 1st set. It is clear though that she'll be a top 10 player before Shahar.

justine schnyder
Jan 26th, 2008, 07:34 AM
So you caused Justine loss :eek: :mad:
just kidding :p

Roger :( can't believe he lost
ugh..

Yeah, I agree. I still enjoyed the match though :)
lol it's ok,... My friend accused me of that too...
I couldn't believe Roger lost too! And in straights!!!:mad:
I hate Djokovic..

Quite surprisingly "Roni"
;)
Shalom Roni :wavey: :)
Her level dropped too after the 1st set. It is clear though that she'll be a top 10 player before Shahar.
I don't think so though.. (Your'e talking about Azarenka right?)
I don't see her winning against many top 10 players..

By the way, in last two sets, it was really pathetic watching Shahar play, and making those many mistakes near the net.
The only positive aspect of it is the knowledge that she, as a top 20 player, has so much more she can improve. If she will, the sky is the limit for her.
I was very impressed about Azarenka's level.

Agree with all.

Meteor Shower
Jan 26th, 2008, 09:31 AM
By the way, in last two sets, it was really pathetic watching Shahar play, and making those many mistakes near the net.
The only positive aspect of it is the knowledge that she, as a top 20 player, has so much more she can improve. If she will, the sky is the limit for her.
I was very impressed about Azarenka's level.

I've seen Shahar play this pathetic in doubles at least 3 times (every time i watced), and yet she kicked ass in singles. I've learned that doubles just doesn't suit her, but don't think it says anything about the singles. its ok though, I got that shock seeing her play doubles for the first time :p
I still think her backhand and forehand was good at the end :) when she stayed back she was in charge of the 1-5 comeback.. I could see in the third set why she and alona ranked so high in singles.

Net play just isn't her thing yet, but all 4 (maybe except vika) were not good at the net, and actually that what made it fun to watch for me. Shahar was the worst though, I agree.

I don't think shahar got any business going to the net in the singles matches. she is short, don't have long reach, net play just doesn't suit her so I'm not surprised she is so bad at it..
Her level dropped too after the 1st set. It is clear though that she'll be a top 10 player before Shahar.

Nah, she will be after Shahar :D ;)

Meteor Shower
Jan 26th, 2008, 09:34 AM
Andyonni :woohoo:

roni, you avatar is hilarious :lol: what does it say in the text? :D

Meteor Shower
Jan 26th, 2008, 09:43 AM
Does anybody here watch Matzalzelim?
Here is a parody about it in bip
http://www.keshet-tv.com/BipVideo/lobbyvideo.aspx?groupid=4209&lv=2819
show 64 click מצלצלים להדר לוי
:rolls:

ronim1
Jan 27th, 2008, 01:19 PM
Andyonni :woohoo:

roni, you avatar is hilarious :lol: what does it say in the text? :D

Thanks. I'm sahmed to say that I have no Idea.
I'll have to check with my PC at home (I'm at work now),
and see if i still have the picture. If yes I'll enlarge it and tell you.

If you loved this one, look me up in the MTF.


"I don't think shahar got any business going to the net in the singles matches. she is short, don't have long reach, net play just doesn't suit her so I'm not surprised she is so bad at it.."


I disagree here. If Shahare wants to do the next big step, she must learn how to put more variations into her game. It's not enough anymore just to bang arround from tha baseline. Without improving her serves and her net play I don't see her in the top 10.

Not that I'm complaining about her present status.

ronim1
Jan 27th, 2008, 01:21 PM
Please help me out here. How do I use the "multy-quote" option?

justine schnyder
Jan 27th, 2008, 02:10 PM
רוני- אתה לוחץ על אופציה של המולטי קווט בכל פוסט שאותו אתה רוצה לצטט ואז לוחץ על ריפליי, כפתור התגובה הרגיל :)


מחר בגרות במתמטיקה :scared:

Meteor Shower
Jan 28th, 2008, 11:52 AM
hope you are doing well in the bagrut :D

justine schnyder
Jan 28th, 2008, 05:56 PM
hope you are doing well in the bagrut :D

Thanks but I did bad.. Very bad..
I think I'll get 30 :o :sad:

Meteor Shower
Jan 28th, 2008, 07:28 PM
bad days happen :hug:

better luck in the second test :)
do you have any more bagruiot or you are free now?

justine schnyder
Jan 28th, 2008, 07:36 PM
bad days happen :hug:

better luck in the second test :)
do you have any more bagruiot or you are free now?

There is no "moed b" for a winter bagrut in Math.. :( So I'll have to do it again in the summer, with a different "mikud"..
Now I don't have anymore bagruyot until the summer (Cant wait...:rolleyes:)
But I must say it's suh a shame that I failed in 005 since it's supposed to be the easiest for 5 units :sad:

At lkeast I'm free now..

Meteor Shower
Jan 28th, 2008, 08:00 PM
There is no "moed b" for a winter bagrut in Math.. :( So I'll have to do it again in the summer, with a different "mikud"..
Now I don't have anymore bagruyot until the summer (Cant wait...:rolleyes:)
But I must say it's suh a shame that I failed in 005 since it's supposed to be the easiest for 5 units :sad:

At lkeast I'm free now..

Yeah, I know the problem. Hopefully the mikud will be the same.

I just read in ynet about a taxi driver that got fined for 15,000 sheckels, because he didn't start the 'mone' for a 25 sheckels ride. I mean, its illegal and all, but 15K seems really harsh :o sucks for him :o

P.S I love your new avatar, its great :D
it looks like she has just head without any body :haha:

ronim1
Jan 29th, 2008, 09:34 AM
רוני- אתה לוחץ על אופציה של המולטי קווט בכל פוסט שאותו אתה רוצה לצטט ואז לוחץ על ריפליי, כפתור התגובה הרגיל :)


Thanks

There is no "moed b" for a winter bagrut in Math.. :( So I'll have to do it again in the summer, with a different "mikud"..
Now I don't have anymore bagruyot until the summer (Cant wait...:rolleyes:)
But I must say it's suh a shame that I failed in 005 since it's supposed to be the easiest for 5 units :sad:

At lkeast I'm free now..

It works :lol:

Sorry about your bagrut :sad:

But live goes on, hopefully better results next time.

justine schnyder
Jan 29th, 2008, 02:59 PM
Yeah, I know the problem. Hopefully the mikud will be the same.

I just read in ynet about a taxi driver that got fined for 15,000 sheckels, because he didn't start the 'mone' for a 25 sheckels ride. I mean, its illegal and all, but 15K seems really harsh :o sucks for him :o

P.S I love your new avatar, its great :D
it looks like she has just head without any body :haha:
I saw the mikud for th summer.. It's different, but I'm more worried by the fact that 006 and 005 will be on the same day :scared:

Poor driver..That's really sucks :tape:

lol tahnks :) It's from the Linz site (The tourniment)


Thanks



It works :lol:

Sorry about your bagrut :sad:

But live goes on, hopefully better results next time.

Thanks :hug: :)



Omg, have you seen today's paper? :fiery:
It's all about Sharapova and almost nothing about the others even they were really nice and open with the media... I know she's Sharpovaand all.. But seriously..
And in the press confrence today... I hate her!!!

justine schnyder
Jan 29th, 2008, 03:14 PM
Oh and you know..
It was a rainy day and me and my friends were bored..
http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=bf10tw&s=3

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2ujh6x1&s=3

Meteor Shower
Jan 30th, 2008, 03:02 PM
lol! thats genious :rolls: :devil:
She is looking better now :p

If I had a newspaper Anna will get all the pages and Maria will get a word ;)

Hisardut today, double elimination episode :eek: :scared:

justine schnyder
Jan 30th, 2008, 03:34 PM
lol! thats genious :rolls: :devil:
She is looking better now :p

If I had a newspaper Anna will get all the pages and Maria will get a word ;)

Hisardut today, double elimination episode :eek: :scared:

I'm glad you can see it :)
What could I do? It was a rainy day so me and my friends had to be in the library :angel:

Anna :hearts:
I like her, but in Sunday and Saturday I won't like her (Unless Safina will play)

Meteor Shower
Jan 30th, 2008, 04:17 PM
I'm glad you can see it :)
What could I do? It was a rainy day so me and my friends had to be in the library :angel:

Anna :hearts:
I like her, but in Sunday and Saturday I won't like her (Unless Safina will play)

according to tapuz safina will play
we can still like her :lol:

justine schnyder
Jan 30th, 2008, 04:33 PM
according to tapuz safina will play
we can still like her :lol:

You can never know.. Now Safina said she heard about the rumors but Shamil hadn't made his desicion yet..
They do it on purpose..They want us to be confused.. I think Chakky will play eventually but we'll know only on Thursday..

Archer16
Jan 31st, 2008, 12:41 PM
Omg, have you seen today's paper? :fiery:
It's all about Sharapova and almost nothing about the others even they were really nice and open with the media... I know she's Sharpova and all.. But seriously..
And in the press confrence today... I hate her!!!
I agree... I hate it when the media pull this kind of crap. BTW Maariv has a poor new writer (Gal Bar-Or) who by the look of thinks could not tell the other Russian players one from another even if they stood right next to him. Today he's mistaken Likhovtseva for Vesnina, which takes some talent to do (and in the AO he got some scores wrong). At least Tzipi got some attention in the paper.

Regarding your sig, I love the movie, the title song and its clip :D Haven't read the book though :o

Meteor Shower
Jan 31st, 2008, 03:38 PM
Did you see the snow at Jerusalem?
What a beautiful sight, and they interviewed the little cute kid who played with snow :awww:

I want to be there where snow actually falls, not waiting to go and see it after its snowed already.
Whos doing a road trip to Jerusalem with me? :lol:

Meteor Shower
Jan 31st, 2008, 03:42 PM
http://www.ynet.co.il/PicServer2/02012008/1366736/RM23117187_g.jpg

justine schnyder
Jan 31st, 2008, 06:02 PM
Did you see the snow at Jerusalem?
What a beautiful sight, and they interviewed the little cute kid who played with snow :awww:

I want to be there where snow actually falls, not waiting to go and see it after its snowed already.
Whos doing a road trip to Jerusalem with me? :lol:
I saw..it was beautiful :awww:
Brrrr I'm cold........

I agree... I hate it when the media pull this kind of crap. BTW Maariv has a poor new writer (Gal Bar-Or) who by the look of thinks could not tell the other Russian players one from another even if they stood right next to him. Today he's mistaken Likhovtseva for Vesnina, which takes some talent to do (and in the AO he got some scores wrong). At least Tzipi got some attention in the paper.

Regarding your sig, I love the movie, the title song and its clip :D Haven't read the book though :o

Omg, luckily I have Yediot, but they;re not any better... Talkning only about Sharapova and sometimes on Peer..:tape: :fiery:


Oh and thanks! :)
I like it too, but mostly I really like the song becuas eit's so optimystic :D

justine schnyder
Jan 31st, 2008, 06:08 PM
50673

:)

Archer16
Feb 3rd, 2008, 03:32 PM
Sometimes I ask myself why all of us even bother writing something in the GM havoc. There are some educated people there, but some of them make me sick.

justine schnyder
Feb 3rd, 2008, 03:51 PM
Sometimes I ask myself why all of us even bother writing something in the GM havoc. There are some educated people there, but some of them make me sick.

Yeah... Some of them are sooooo retaded!! Metutamim!!!
And you can't even explain something to them becuase they are too stupid..:o

Meteor Shower
Feb 3rd, 2008, 04:44 PM
yeah, there are few sharapova and williams fan its useless to discuss with
i just don't reply to them :p

waratahsrock
Feb 7th, 2008, 12:24 AM
Hey ppls! I was at the Australian Open and have become a fan of Shahar :D Got some pics of her which i'll upload in the weekend.
Just wanted to introduce myself around here, I'm Nick from New Zealand and as you can tell Sharapova is my fav player but not all of her fans are bad!!

justine schnyder
Feb 7th, 2008, 10:00 AM
Hello Nick! :)Im Neta :wavey:
(After Sweet Cleopatra it's good to see a normal fan of Maria ;) )
I hope you had fun! I can only dream of going to a grand slam.. :angel:
Hope you saw only the good matches of her rorm AO ;)

waratahsrock
Feb 7th, 2008, 06:45 PM
Hi Neta, nice to meet you :D
I saw her have a nice long hit up with Dementieva during the qualifying and because i'm an Azarenka fan I saw her play 3 womens doubles matches. Was quite impressed with her. She was very friendly and has plenty of talent.

If I recommend you go to any of the slams, make it the Australian Open - best tournament ever!

justine schnyder
Feb 7th, 2008, 07:23 PM
That's cool! How many days were you there?

I'd like to go to a GS... I don't even care which, but I'm a student so it's hard because of school and money..
It must be so much fan! All the players there, you can watch most of them play and practining.. :hearts:
The only tourniment which might work out for me is Zurich- it's in a national vacation and it's close, in Europe

Meteor Shower
Feb 7th, 2008, 07:23 PM
Hey nick :) I'm Or.

If I could go to a GS I would probably go to Wimbledon or RG. Australia/US are way too far and expensive, and I don't like 15 hours flights :p after an hour or two, it gets really boring :p
Australia is a great slam though so I can only be jealous in the meantime :D

justine schnyder
Feb 7th, 2008, 07:27 PM
I agree with you Or.
I actually had a litlle plan to go to Wimbledon this year, and my parents said if I'll have good grades so they might agree, but then the strike has ruined everything becuase the bagruiot are postponed :(

justine schnyder
Feb 7th, 2008, 07:27 PM
Oh and DC tommorow!!

Meteor Shower
Feb 7th, 2008, 07:32 PM
I wish I had plans like that :p

I don't think i'll watch DC tomorrow. tests..
I'll put the tv in the background to check scores :)

waratahsrock
Feb 7th, 2008, 07:43 PM
That's cool! How many days were you there?
Was there for 6 days (some qualifying and the first 2 rounds) then was on holiday in asia and saw maria had made the final, so paid out $1200 to fly back early and be at the final.

I'd like to go to a GS... I don't even care which, but I'm a student so it's hard because of school and money..
It must be so much fan! All the players there, you can watch most of them play and practining.. :hearts:
The only tourniment which might work out for me is Zurich- it's in a national vacation and it's close, in Europe
Yea being at a GS is an amazing experience. The first few days is very crowded with heaps of fans but its great getting up close to all your fav players. I've done the AO 4 times now, twice doing the entire tournament! Hopefully you can make it to Zurich, its a nice tournament :yeah:

waratahsrock
Feb 7th, 2008, 07:45 PM
Hey nick :) I'm Or.

If I could go to a GS I would probably go to Wimbledon or RG. Australia/US are way too far and expensive, and I don't like 15 hours flights :p after an hour or two, it gets really boring :p
Australia is a great slam though so I can only be jealous in the meantime :D
Hi Or :)
Yea long flights are very boring indeed, but its definately worth it when you get there! NZ is so far away from everywhere so long flights are inevitable for me. Wimbledon and RG would be great to go to one day

justine schnyder
Feb 7th, 2008, 07:49 PM
Put on the background :)
You can't miss that!

Those matches should be good :)

justine schnyder
Feb 7th, 2008, 07:52 PM
Was there for 6 days (some qualifying and the first 2 rounds) then was on holiday in asia and saw maria had made the final, so paid out $1200 to fly back early and be at the final.


Yea being at a GS is an amazing experience. The first few days is very crowded with heaps of fans but its great getting up close to all your fav players. I've done the AO 4 times now, twice doing the entire tournament! Hopefully you can make it to Zurich, its a nice tournament :yeah:

Wow :eek:

But uit's a lot of money.. And a flight from Israel to Australia is $$$$$$$$$$ and hotels, food tickets...
Wow.! You'vew been in the whole tourny??
In which years?

Meteor Shower
Feb 7th, 2008, 07:58 PM
Was there for 6 days (some qualifying and the first 2 rounds) then was on holiday in asia and saw maria had made the final, so paid out $1200 to fly back early and be at the final.


Yea being at a GS is an amazing experience. The first few days is very crowded with heaps of fans but its great getting up close to all your fav players. I've done the AO 4 times now, twice doing the entire tournament! Hopefully you can make it to Zurich, its a nice tournament :yeah:

Wow, you must have been seriously sunburnt :o <- literally
At least you got some nice tanning ;)

waratahsrock
Feb 7th, 2008, 07:58 PM
Wow :eek:
But uit's a lot of money.. And a flight from Israel to Australia is $$$$$$$$$$ and hotels, food tickets...
Wow.! You'vew been in the whole tourny??
In which years?
Yes it is a lot of money, but its definately worth it. No regrets at all. And i did it as a student too! Staying at a backpackers close to the tennis centre is helpful.

Yip did the entire tournament including qualies in 2005 and 2006, last year I only did 7 days, i've also been lucky enough to sit front row on centre court to 4 of Maria's matches!, this year it was 8 days and next year i'll be there for the full tournament again :bounce:

My advise is to save your $$$ and aim to get to an event, because its a great experience!

waratahsrock
Feb 7th, 2008, 08:01 PM
Wow, you must have been seriously sunburnt :o <- literally
At least you got some nice tanning ;)
:lol: yip got burnt badly at times, sunscreen helps...when you remember to put it on!

What's the climate like in Israel?

justine schnyder
Feb 7th, 2008, 08:08 PM
Yes it is a lot of money, but its definately worth it. No regrets at all. And i did it as a student too! Staying at a backpackers close to the tennis centre is helpful.

Yip did the entire tournament including qualies in 2005 and 2006, last year I only did 7 days, i've also been lucky enough to sit front row on centre court to 4 of Maria's matches!, this year it was 8 days and next year i'll be there for the full tournament again :bounce:

My advise is to save your $$$ and aim to get to an event, because its a great experience!
I'm only 16 so I can barely save any money..:sad:
Maybe in the future :angel:
Even if I'll go to a slam in Europe it would be great!
:lol: yip got burnt badly at times, sunscreen helps...when you remember to put it on!

What's the climate like in Israel?

It's pretty hot here most of the time, sunny :)

waratahsrock
Feb 7th, 2008, 08:09 PM
I'm only 16 so I can barely save any money..:sad:
Maybe in the future :angel:
Even if I'll go to a slam in Europe it would be great!
I was only 17 my first time at the AO ;)
Many many years ahead of you to get to events indeed.


It's pretty hot here most of the time, sunny :)
I love the hot weather. Over here its normally cold and windy!

justine schnyder
Feb 9th, 2008, 05:59 PM
I was only 17 my first time at the AO ;)
Many many years ahead of you to get to events indeed.



I love the hot weather. Over here its normally cold and windy!

But I have no mponey :(
Reaslly??? I wlways thought in Australia it's sunny and hot! :eek:
I like the hot wheather too, althugh sometimes I want it to rain as well..

waratahsrock
Feb 9th, 2008, 06:41 PM
But I have no mponey :(
Reaslly??? I wlways thought in Australia it's sunny and hot! :eek:
I like the hot wheather too, althugh sometimes I want it to rain as well..

Somehow ya gotta save!!
In Australia in the summer time it is mainly sunny and hot. Although lately they've had a bit of rain. I live in New Zealand - small country to the east of Aus, and our climate is a lot more changeable and unnpredictable. A lot colder here too :(

Meteor Shower
Feb 10th, 2008, 10:26 PM
Its only typical, as you live in the shadow of Australia!
j/k of course, all in good spirit :p

waratahsrock
Feb 10th, 2008, 10:33 PM
haha its all good. in a couple of months i'll be living in Melbourne permanantly :D

Meteor Shower
Feb 10th, 2008, 10:44 PM
oh.. congrats :D
for studies? work? just because?

waratahsrock
Feb 10th, 2008, 10:47 PM
Cheers mate,
Just want to have a fresh start, I love the city and know a few people there already which helps. The job hunt begins!

Meteor Shower
Feb 10th, 2008, 10:53 PM
Searching for job sounds really exciting for me, but I'm sure it will be pretty scary when i'll get there too :D
Just searching for a temp job during/after school was hard for me!

I don't have any drinks here, but I'll toast you a cup of water to a fresh start. for both of us :)
(it always seems cool when people at the movies do that :p )

waratahsrock
Feb 10th, 2008, 10:56 PM
Searching for job sounds really exciting for me, but I'm sure it will be pretty scary when i'll get there too :D
Just searching for a temp job during/after school was hard for me!

I don't have any drinks here, but I'll toast you a cup of water to a fresh start. for both of us :)
(it always seems cool when people at the movies do that :p )
Yea I don't mind looking for jobs, its the interviews that are the hard part! So you managed to get an afterschool job or still looking.

:hatoff: lol yea will toast ya to a frest start!

Meteor Shower
Feb 10th, 2008, 11:01 PM
Yea I don't mind looking for jobs, its the interviews that are the hard part! So you managed to get an afterschool job or still looking.

:hatoff: lol yea will toast ya to a frest start!

I worked as a tennis line judge for a while. Dropped it when I started studying at the university, right now at the middle of my 2nd year and I need all the efforts for my studying.. hopefully sometime in the 3rd year i'll start working :)

I'm off to sleep, ttyl :wavey:

waratahsrock
Feb 11th, 2008, 12:34 AM
So did you get paid for the Line Judge job? Is it hard to make the decisions on the spot?!
Yea thats a good idea to be totally focussed on your studies - good luck with that.

Meteor Shower
Feb 11th, 2008, 12:20 PM
Yeah of course, and the pay was great. even too good in my opinion :lol:
It was really fun being a part (even if small one) of the tennis world, I got to meet some nice people and watch some israeli faves play. I never looked to be a proffessional player so I didn't want to be in their spot or something like that. I don't think I'll ever work as a line judge again but it was fun :)

Thanks, i hope for good luck :p

justine schnyder
Feb 11th, 2008, 07:56 PM
Somehow ya gotta save!!
In Australia in the summer time it is mainly sunny and hot. Although lately they've had a bit of rain. I live in New Zealand - small country to the east of Aus, and our climate is a lot more changeable and unnpredictable. A lot colder here too :(

I'll try.. But first I have to sae money for the little things, after that, I'll make the big money for trips.. (How? I don't know..:angel: )

Oh.. Your'e from New Ziland? So going to AO must cost more money for you.. :hug: Have you ever went to Auckland (The tourniment) too?

waratahsrock
Feb 11th, 2008, 08:26 PM
I'll try.. But first I have to sae money for the little things, after that, I'll make the big money for trips.. (How? I don't know..:angel: )

Oh.. Your'e from New Ziland? So going to AO must cost more money for you.. :hug: Have you ever went to Auckland (The tourniment) too?
:yeah:
Yea being from NZ makes things expensive - costing in excess of $2000 each year to go, but its well and truly worth it. This year came to $3,500 because of having to fly back for the final again!

I've been to Auckland city, but not the tennis tournament :( To be honest I don't think very highly of Auckland at all. I think the best of our country is all in the South Island. Fantastic scenery and the climate is a bit more stable.

waratahsrock
Feb 11th, 2008, 08:28 PM
Yeah of course, and the pay was great. even too good in my opinion :lol:
It was really fun being a part (even if small one) of the tennis world, I got to meet some nice people and watch some israeli faves play. I never looked to be a proffessional player so I didn't want to be in their spot or something like that. I don't think I'll ever work as a line judge again but it was fun :)

Thanks, i hope for good luck :p
Nice one, i've always wondered what it would be like to be a line umpire. How did you get into it? Imagine being one on centrecourt at a grand slam :drool: ..

Meteor Shower
Feb 12th, 2008, 08:19 AM
Nice one, i've always wondered what it would be like to be a line umpire. How did you get into it? Imagine being one on centrecourt at a grand slam :drool: ..

I talked to a friend how cool it can be, so I looked stuff up and asked in a forum, went to the course (2 days of material + test + 2 days of internship, judging without pay)

I saw in AO the biggest israeli umpire that was the one who taught us the course. and I always see all the other experienced ones in the israeli davis/fed cup matches :D good for them :yeah:

ronim1
Feb 13th, 2008, 01:02 PM
:yeah:
Yea being from NZ makes things expensive - costing in excess of $2000 each year to go, but its well and truly worth it. This year came to $3,500 because of having to fly back for the final again!




Hello there NZ
How does it feel being all the time upside down on the other side of mother earth?
:lol:

justine schnyder
Feb 13th, 2008, 03:18 PM
:yeah:
Yea being from NZ makes things expensive - costing in excess of $2000 each year to go, but its well and truly worth it. This year came to $3,500 because of having to fly back for the final again!

I've been to Auckland city, but not the tennis tournament :( To be honest I don't think very highly of Auckland at all. I think the best of our country is all in the South Island. Fantastic scenery and the climate is a bit more stable.
Cool :)
I've never heard of the South Island though :o

Hello there NZ
How does it feel being all the time upside down on the other side of mother earth?
:lol:

I always knew he Israelis have a weird of humor :lol:

waratahsrock
Feb 13th, 2008, 06:47 PM
Hello there NZ
How does it feel being all the time upside down on the other side of mother earth?
:lol:
Hello! It's not all bad being upside down ;)
Summer time here at the moment and the rugby season starts tomorrow :bounce:

waratahsrock
Feb 13th, 2008, 06:49 PM
Cool :)
I've never heard of the South Island though :o

Basically we have a North Island (Auckland is in the north) and a South Island - 2 very creative names I know!! And the South is the best part of the country :D

ronim1
Feb 14th, 2008, 07:47 AM
Basically we have a North Island (Auckland is in the north) and a South Island - 2 very creative names I know!! And the South is the best part of the country :D

I'm no geographical expert, but wouldn't be the southern island be closer to south pole, making it more extreme weather?

Apart of having a lot of sheep, inventing the Bungee and exporting this movie director who directed the "lord of the ring" movies, anything special to report from NZ?

I don't think that I have to tell you about Israel, if you watch the news or read the papers. Although, when one lives here, it's not as bad as described in the media.

How strange we drifted away from the Shahar topic....

waratahsrock
Feb 14th, 2008, 08:00 AM
I'm no geographical expert, but wouldn't be the southern island be closer to south pole, making it more extreme weather?

Apart of having a lot of sheep, inventing the Bungee and exporting this movie director who directed the "lord of the ring" movies, anything special to report from NZ?

I don't think that I have to tell you about Israel, if you watch the news or read the papers. Although, when one lives here, it's not as bad as described in the media.

How strange we drifted away from the Shahar topic....

Nope we don't really have extreme weather in the South. Occasionally in winter it snows, but thats about it.
NZ is ofcourse famous for Peter Jackson and the LOTR movies, sheep etc. Rugby is our national game here - Jonah Lomu is famous worldwide, as are the All Blacks.

Yea i've seen a bit on the news about Israel - never good to see conflict happening in any country. As i work in a travel wholesaler, we sell packages to Israel and from what i've seen it looks like a great place and I hope to go there one day.

:lol: Shahar will return to topic when she resumes some matches!

Meteor Shower
Feb 14th, 2008, 12:06 PM
They said in the news that snow should be back here soon.. I think on Sunday :D

justine schnyder
Feb 14th, 2008, 12:16 PM
They said in the news that snow should be back here soon.. I think on Sunday :D
I don't believe them.. I hope there will be snow though :angel:
Will there be any where you live?

Basically we have a North Island (Auckland is in the north) and a South Island - 2 very creative names I know!! And the South is the best part of the country :D

:)
I live in the center :D


Stan lost to Murrray after leading by set+break+2 pionts for double break :bigcry: :bigcry: :( :sad:

justine schnyder
Feb 14th, 2008, 12:20 PM
Imad Mugniyah is gone :wavey:

Meteor Shower
Feb 14th, 2008, 01:17 PM
I don't believe them.. I hope there will be snow though :angel:
Will there be any where you live?



:)
I live in the center :D


Stan lost to Murrray after leading by set+break+2 pionts for double break :bigcry: :bigcry: :( :sad:

North is the best :D
I doubt that it will snow here, maybe at Haifa University area.
Sorry about stan :o

Imad Mugniyah is gone :wavey:

I don't buy the official reply that Israel are sorry it happened even one bit :lol:
:wavey:

waratahsrock
Feb 15th, 2008, 12:39 AM
So do you guy's know what Shahar's upcoming schedule is?

justine schnyder
Feb 15th, 2008, 06:53 AM
North is the best :D
I doubt that it will snow here, maybe at Haifa University area.
Sorry about stan :o



I don't buy the official reply that Israel are sorry it happened even one bit :lol:
:wavey:
Hope for you..What are the odds there will be snow where I live? :lol:
Oh thanks :hug:

lol, it really doesn't seem anyone here sorry, especially when Olmert laughs with the press..But we have no reason to be sorry, we just say we didn't do it (But those who did, did us a great favor :) )

So do you guy's know what Shahar's upcoming schedule is?
Doha, Memphis, IW, Miami :)
I hope she can handle it..

ronim1
Feb 15th, 2008, 09:09 AM
Doha, Memphis, IW, Miami :)
I hope she can handle it..

Those are tourneys she usually plays well in.
:bounce:

justine schnyder
Feb 15th, 2008, 10:04 AM
Those are tourneys she usually plays well in.
:bounce:

Yeah, but last year she didn't play in the Doha week.. So I hope it's not too much

Ghoul123
Feb 15th, 2008, 04:10 PM
It's Doha instead of Tokyo so it's pretty much the same (even though she lost in the first round of Tokyo last year..)
And she will have a week off between Memphis and IW.
I only hope the jetlag between Doha and Memphis won't cause problems...

justine schnyder
Feb 15th, 2008, 04:25 PM
Ghoul123 :wavey:
Oh, I didn't know aboutn that week off.. Thanks :)
I hope the jetlag won't cause problems too..



Patty :sad: :sad: :bigcry: :bigcry: :o :o

matanuriel
Feb 15th, 2008, 05:21 PM
The problem is going to be the next few weeks for Shahar, she will have to gain some points in Doha in order to not make it ery hard for her to stay in the top 20 at Miami and IW. I don't see Shahar doing more than a Semi-final in Memphis, th lists could change but she is now seeded 3 with Venus and Golovin in front of her, and they are the much better indoors players. Plus you got Lindsay flouting around the draw, and Shahar really don't want to meet her in the early stages...

ronim1
Feb 16th, 2008, 05:57 AM
The problem is going to be the next few weeks for Shahar, she will have to gain some points in Doha in order to not make it ery hard for her to stay in the top 20 at Miami and IW. I don't see Shahar doing more than a Semi-final in Memphis, th lists could change but she is now seeded 3 with Venus and Golovin in front of her, and they are the much better indoors players. Plus you got Lindsay flouting around the draw, and Shahar really don't want to meet her in the early stages...

I agree with you completely.
Indoors is her least successful environment to play in.

waratahsrock
Feb 17th, 2008, 03:18 AM
The Doha draw is not looking too bad. Schiavone first up - which is very winnable. If she wants to break into that top 10 then she's gonna have to put in the hard yards in the indoor events. She's got the game to do it.

justine schnyder
Feb 17th, 2008, 01:25 PM
I agree with you Nick :)
The draw is thpugh ofcourse but all the players there are great (All top 10 but Serena and Justine?)
and it could have been worse!
Good luck Shahar :)

justine schnyder
Feb 20th, 2008, 04:50 PM
At least Shahar and Aga made me happy today :sad: :sad:
Patty :o :o
מישהו ראה את העיתון ספורט של ידיעות היום? במדור הלוזר, היה כזה קטע שכאילו אולמרט התקשר לשחר אחרי שהיא ניצחה שלשום ואמר "ניצחנו מדינה ערבית".. חח

Meteor Shower
Feb 20th, 2008, 08:13 PM
Patty :speakles:
I have a feeling she and Amelie start to think about the end..

justine schnyder
Feb 21st, 2008, 06:43 AM
Me too.. :sad: :sad:
Their confidence is so low.. It's so sad to see players like them struggle like it..

dulkogii
Mar 11th, 2008, 10:17 PM
Doubles draw

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

(1) Peschke/Stubbs (CZE/AUS) vs Fujiwara/Nakamura (JPN/JPN)
Koryttseva/Uhlirova (UKR/CZE) vs Muller/Zahlavova Strycova (GER/CZE)
Rosolska/Sfar (POL/TUN) vs Dechy/Zvonareva (FRA/RUS)
Kirilenko/Raymond (RUS/USA) vs (8) Hantuchova/Sugiyama (SVK/JPN)

(4) Bondarenko/Bondarenko (UKR/UKR) vs Gajdosova/Stewart (SVK/AUS)
(WC) Kuznetsova/Mauresmo (RUS/FRA) vs Craybas/Jidkova (USA/RUS)
Daniilidou/Woehr (GRE/GER) vs Kudryavtseva/Voskoboeva (RUS/RUS)
Safina/Vesnina (RUS/RUS) vs (6) Peng/Sun (CHN/CHN)

(5) Dulko/Peer (ARG/ISR) vs Perebiynis/Voracova (UKR/CZE)
(WC) Oudin/Vandeweghe (USA/USA) vs Benesova/Radwanska (CZE/POL)
Hsieh/King (TPE/USA) vs Pennetta/Schiavone (ITA/ITA)
Garbin/Krajicek (ITA/NED) vs (3) Yan/Zheng (CHN/CHN)

(7) Mattek/Mirza (USA/IND) vs Jans/Navratilova (POL/CZE)
Poutchek/Rodionova (BLR/RUS) vs Haynes/Washington (USA/USA)
Medina Garrigues/Salerni (ESP/ARG) vs (WC) Fusano/Kops-Jones (USA/USA)
Loit/Tu (FRA/USA) vs (2) Chan/Chuang (TPE/TPE)

justine schnyder
Mar 12th, 2008, 05:51 PM
Shahar and Dulko in doubles :eek: :D
GL :D

waratahsrock
Mar 12th, 2008, 08:22 PM
Interesting team.
I really hope Shahar manages to do well here, I reckon she has a chance of knocking Hantuchova out

Meteor Shower
Mar 12th, 2008, 09:41 PM
how have you guys (and girls :p ) been in the last couple of weeks? :)

waratahsrock
Mar 13th, 2008, 02:31 AM
Not bad here! Yourself?
Only 6 weeks till my big shift to Melbourne :D

Meteor Shower
Mar 13th, 2008, 01:10 PM
pretty rutine over here.
6 weeks huh? getting closer and closer :)

ronim1
Mar 13th, 2008, 05:03 PM
Good luck with the big resettling.

Back to Shahar.
I have a really bad feeling about this tourney.
On paper it looks like an easy draw up to Daniella, but the way
Shahar is playing lately, I wouldn't be surprised by a first match loss.
:eek:

justine schnyder
Mar 13th, 2008, 07:06 PM
how have you guys (and girls :p ) been in the last couple of weeks? :)
I think they were fine..:cool:
Not bad here! Yourself?
Only 6 weeks till my big shift to Melbourne :D
What?
Good luck with the big resettling.

Back to Shahar.
I have a really bad feeling about this tourney.
On paper it looks like an easy draw up to Daniella, but the way
Shahar is playing lately, I wouldn't be surprised by a first match loss.
:eek:
Yep, I feel so too..
I still don't understand what she's still doing with Martinez..
I hope she got it together anyway
She has to have a good tourney sometimes.. (And by "good" I mean above the expactations, losing in SF to Govortsova is not good)

waratahsrock
Mar 13th, 2008, 09:08 PM
pretty rutine over here.
6 weeks huh? getting closer and closer :)
Yea getting exciting now, looking forward to getting out of Christchurch!

Back to Shahar.
I have a really bad feeling about this tourney.
On paper it looks like an easy draw up to Daniella, but the way
Shahar is playing lately, I wouldn't be surprised by a first match loss.
:eek:
Interesting about Shahar, I also share your concerns, but surely she'll get to Daniela with no concerns. It's desperately important to find some form in the early rounds. If she can go into a match against Daniela with some confidence and also possibly win that, it could be the making of her season. Thats a big "IF" but its possible.

Meteor Shower
Mar 13th, 2008, 11:10 PM
I have no concerns at all, I think Shahar will rock here :banana:

its raining here :(

Meteor Shower
Apr 18th, 2008, 02:58 PM
happy passover :banana:
no bread :sad:

justine schnyder
Apr 18th, 2008, 03:03 PM
Hag Sameah!!
חג שמח!!! :)

I really don't know how I'll survive.. Everything I like is Hametz, and I hate Matzot :o
Good luck guys :hug:

Meteor Shower
Apr 18th, 2008, 03:18 PM
yeah I know lol
I'm not crazy about it either but gotta eat something right?

I'm just enjoying the vacation for as long as i can :)

justine schnyder
Apr 18th, 2008, 03:23 PM
Me too.. It's so fun not going to school :D

Btw, how the studies going?
אני מקווה שלא דפקו אתכם כ"כ בדלל השביתה..

Meteor Shower
Apr 18th, 2008, 04:20 PM
the semester is over, the tests starting now ("fun" lol :p)
if i remember correctly school is over in june so you don't have much left :)

and no, actually the semester was much easier with the strike :)

justine schnyder
Apr 18th, 2008, 07:30 PM
Wow that's great! :D

Yeha 2 more months, although few bagruyot are in the very end of June/beginning of July

FC in a week :)

Meteor Shower
Apr 22nd, 2008, 07:58 PM
fed cup :D someone should open a thread for that

justine schnyder
Apr 23rd, 2008, 06:47 AM
:banana:

ronim1
Apr 23rd, 2008, 02:23 PM
fed cup :D someone should open a thread for that

someone did

http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=339783

;)

justine schnyder
Apr 23rd, 2008, 06:51 PM
someone did

http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=339783

;)

I've opened another one in the Israeli forum as well :)

Meteor Shower
Apr 24th, 2008, 09:51 AM
2008:
Suicide Tennis:
Rank: 54
#0119 - Suicide Tennis - Antwerp :SF
2007-
Rogers Cup -Toronto|Tipping|: RU

Nice stats :wavey: what other games are you guys playing over here?
I used to played Race and I'm also playing Tennis Poker. fun games.
Also played for Israel at the PAW Fed Cup tied, and surprisingly did pretty well :)
fun times

justine schnyder
Apr 24th, 2008, 11:20 AM
Nice stats :wavey: what other games are you guys playing over here?
I used to played Race and I'm also playing Tennis Poker. fun games.
Also played for Israel at the PAW Fed Cup tied, and surprisingly did pretty well :)
fun times

So who did we beat in FC? :p

Meteor Shower
Apr 24th, 2008, 02:10 PM
no idea :p

i see you are voting against george (geoepee) in this voting thread :p
why are you voting for him? you are friends with the other two? :)

justine schnyder
Apr 24th, 2008, 04:50 PM
I don't know Geopee acyually but I know the other two.. :)

Meteor Shower
Apr 24th, 2008, 05:03 PM
got it :) he is a good guy :p
i'm trying to annoy the williams trolls but they just ignore me, so thats no fun :lol:

justine schnyder
Apr 24th, 2008, 05:06 PM
:lol: DankeAnke is not a trollm (He's only a Venus fan).. Dodoboy I don't really know that good, but he's a Serena fan so there's a bigger chance that he's a troll, although according to his posts, he isn't ;)

Meteor Shower
Apr 24th, 2008, 05:09 PM
no i mean denise, doni and their company :p

did you watch any tennis today on espn?

justine schnyder
Apr 24th, 2008, 05:13 PM
Yes... I watched some of Nadal and Fed's and Djokovic.. Murray :o You suck! :o
You?

Glushko to play doubles??? :eek: :tape:

Meteor Shower
Apr 24th, 2008, 05:42 PM
I watched most of Roger's match. was pretty boring actually :o
Murray does suck :lol: I don't need to watch his matches to know that :p

I really really really can't see Julia playing doubles :lol:

justine schnyder
Apr 24th, 2008, 05:57 PM
:haha: about Murray..

About Julia- Weird decision imo, and probably not only imo..
If it comes to 2 all, there's no way she'll play :unsure:

Meteor Shower
Apr 25th, 2008, 09:16 PM
Roger - Nalby match today was great!

justine schnyder
Apr 25th, 2008, 09:23 PM
Agree! I cheered for Nalby but I'm glad Roger won as well.. I don't want Nadal to be nomber 1... Vamos Roger!!!

neospecialist
Apr 28th, 2008, 02:10 AM
Tough review of Shahar and Israeli tennis in general at Haaretz:



The Last Word / It's time to go, Shahar

By Eitan Bekerman



1. Let's go home. Let's go. The Fed Cup team, perhaps Israel's most successful delegation in recent years, ended its journey yesterday toward tennis' elite eight. The next struggle will begin in 2009. The team's hero, Tzipi Obilzer, will be 36, and there's no one waiting in the wings.

We can only salute Obziler and Anna Shmashnova, who for all these years kept the team going, and to wish some local wonder girl - no one knows who it will be for now - who will burst out of nowhere to fill the empty space that will inevitably develop. Advertisement


As it looks now, the only way to fill that void, as is the norm in Israeli sports, is to traipse around the world in search of some young Jew - we'll settle for anyone who fits the Law of Return criteria - to fill the space Obziler will leave behind. Dream on.

2. Shahar Peer is solidifying her status as a loser. Even after her surprise cramps disappeared, again opposite a rival ranked far lower than her, again in front of a home crowd, and even under weather conditions she asked for, Peer managed to lose her match despite a 4-2 advantage in the final set.

Athletes are allowed to lose, even to be a loser, as long as they do their best. And Peer, let's be fair, gave what she had. Players may also be arrogant and get excited about themselves out of normal proportions and say at every opportunity how they're in good shape - but afterward they shouldn't cry when they fail the reality test and the crowd treats them accordingly.

3. Congratulations, too, to the Israel Tennis Federation for filling barely a third of the Ramat Hasharon stadium after making a deal with a ticket subcontractor. Someone really believed there that the masses who came to the last tie against Russia were there to see Peer and not that other athlete Maria what's-her-name.

No one in the federation took the initiative to organize buses of excited children from across the country to have the privilege of experiencing an international tennis match. Only when it occurred to them to allow free entrance before the final game did the stadium begin to have the aura of giving a homefield advantage - too little, too late.

No wonder. It's exactly the same federation that managed to raise the next generation of female tennis players here, among whom the highest ranked competitor is number 743 in the world. It's the same federation that spends most of its time and effort in spats with a president, Assaf Hefetz, who does little more than being present.

ronim1
Apr 28th, 2008, 04:48 PM
Nice stats :wavey: what other games are you guys playing over here?
I used to played Race and I'm also playing Tennis Poker. fun games.
Also played for Israel at the PAW Fed Cup tied, and surprisingly did pretty well :)
fun times

I'm having lots of fun playing "suicide" and "tipping" ( not tennis tipping).You should try them.

:drool:

Pennsylvania
Apr 28th, 2008, 05:15 PM
OUCH!
What a tough commentary on Israeli tennis. The press needs to skip the bashing of Israeli tennis players. When the mens doubles team lost early in Monte Carlo the press pounced all over them.

To be number one in anything is tough - as so much is expected and perhaps even demanded of you. Players need to be encouraged and supported in the good times as well as the bad. To label her a loser and to bemoan the lack of talent in Israeli tennis is a shame. Yes, she did lose, and yes on paper she should have won just by her ranking alone. However, she didn't win. The intelligent response is to figure out why, and to help support her to do better in the future.

1. Is it the pressure?
Can she as a player handle the pressure and demands that come with being the number one in the country. Can she as a player handle the demands of the Israeli tennis federation? Is she getting the motivation and support to do better and the praise and thank you for past achievements. (I suppose tennis players are like movie stars - you are only as good as your last match/movie.)

2. Is there coaching support? Is she getting the support needed to be a better player? Is her coach helping her to become a stronger more aggressive player or is the coach allowing her to remain docile and passive?

3. Is it the lack of natural talent? No, I don't think that is the case. Young people everywhere are talented and can become excellent in an area that they are interested in and are motivated in. She won the Australian Open junior tennis and has been in 2 Grand Slam OFs. She is talented and she is a good player. So I think that question number one has a lot to do with how she plays. With comments like the one above from the press - no wonder no one wants to come forth and play tennis. Young people need to be encouraged and motivated and cheered on. Not dismissed because of losses. Yes, she is losing more than she did early last year at this time, but she is young and can and should be able to build her ranking back up again.

She may NEVER be in the top ten - and there is NOTHING wrong with that. As long as she plays her best, remains a good sportswoman and enjoys playing she should be encouraged and cheered for her play.

To wrap all this up, I thing she really needs and desires support. She mentioned in an interview late last year how she needs a coach to be with her every week. What she needs is a motivator and a friend. It appears that she finds life on the tour tough. Comments from the press above will not help.

Hopefully she will do much better in the future. If not, my hat goes out to her for the joys and pleasures she gives to me as a tennis fan. I encourage her to do HER BEST and only HER BEST. Whatever the outcome doing ones best is all anyone should expect. Winning is nice, but life is about doing the best you can and no more should be expected.

Cheers to all of you fellow readers - you are her support and she needs us to be with her at all times/good and bad. I look forward to discussing more tennis with you and I especially look forward to discussing the great results that I feel will come from Shahar.

ronim1
Apr 29th, 2008, 10:44 AM
OUCH!
What a tough commentary on Israeli tennis. The press needs to skip the bashing of Israeli tennis players. When the mens doubles team lost early in Monte Carlo the press pounced all over them.


She may NEVER be in the top ten - and there is NOTHING wrong with that. As long as she plays her best, remains a good sportswoman and enjoys playing she should be encouraged and cheered for her play.




1- Like everything in Israel, it's either black or white, good or bad etc. The press behaves in the same manner.



2-I agree completely.

justine schnyder
Apr 29th, 2008, 10:54 AM
OUCH!
What a tough commentary on Israeli tennis. The press needs to skip the bashing of Israeli tennis players. When the mens doubles team lost early in Monte Carlo the press pounced all over them.

To be number one in anything is tough - as so much is expected and perhaps even demanded of you. Players need to be encouraged and supported in the good times as well as the bad. To label her a loser and to bemoan the lack of talent in Israeli tennis is a shame. Yes, she did lose, and yes on paper she should have won just by her ranking alone. However, she didn't win. The intelligent response is to figure out why, and to help support her to do better in the future.

1. Is it the pressure?
Can she as a player handle the pressure and demands that come with being the number one in the country. Can she as a player handle the demands of the Israeli tennis federation? Is she getting the motivation and support to do better and the praise and thank you for past achievements. (I suppose tennis players are like movie stars - you are only as good as your last match/movie.)

2. Is there coaching support? Is she getting the support needed to be a better player? Is her coach helping her to become a stronger more aggressive player or is the coach allowing her to remain docile and passive?

3. Is it the lack of natural talent? No, I don't think that is the case. Young people everywhere are talented and can become excellent in an area that they are interested in and are motivated in. She won the Australian Open junior tennis and has been in 2 Grand Slam OFs. She is talented and she is a good player. So I think that question number one has a lot to do with how she plays. With comments like the one above from the press - no wonder no one wants to come forth and play tennis. Young people need to be encouraged and motivated and cheered on. Not dismissed because of losses. Yes, she is losing more than she did early last year at this time, but she is young and can and should be able to build her ranking back up again.

She may NEVER be in the top ten - and there is NOTHING wrong with that. As long as she plays her best, remains a good sportswoman and enjoys playing she should be encouraged and cheered for her play.

To wrap all this up, I thing she really needs and desires support. She mentioned in an interview late last year how she needs a coach to be with her every week. What she needs is a motivator and a friend. It appears that she finds life on the tour tough. Comments from the press above will not help.

Hopefully she will do much better in the future. If not, my hat goes out to her for the joys and pleasures she gives to me as a tennis fan. I encourage her to do HER BEST and only HER BEST. Whatever the outcome doing ones best is all anyone should expect. Winning is nice, but life is about doing the best you can and no more should be expected.

Cheers to all of you fellow readers - you are her support and she needs us to be with her at all times/good and bad. I look forward to discussing more tennis with you and I especially look forward to discussing the great results that I feel will come from Shahar.

I agree with you!

And about number 2- No she doesn't get from her coach ehat she needs.. Martinez can't help her to develop her tennis, and make Shahar's weaker sides stronger. She had very deffensive tennis, Shahr knows to do that, Shahar wanted and should develop her serve, FH and volley, and I don't see how Martinez and Urpy helped her with this so far.
With Oded (Jaacob o Teig) you could see her tenis developing and you could see Shahr progressing.. Now? Nothing, her tennis gooing backwoardsa instead of forward and she has no confinence in her and in her tennis.

Archer16
Apr 30th, 2008, 04:34 AM
Here are a few of the more notable columns written in "Maariv" in the past two days (most of them were little more than a waste of space and ink):

The Black and White Sport / Tzipi Shmilovich

The sincere tears and the almost morbid attitude of Shahar Peer ("if I won't get over this loss, I might as well say bye-bye right now") after the doubles match yesterday, will soften, hopefully, the all so tempting knife stabbing, a year and a half after some writers and talkbackists alike delved into the question how long it will be before she will top the world rankings. A year, two at maximum? What makes Henin any better than her?

Because that's how it's done in the land of Black and White. The winners are heroes, the losers are zeros. If Sharapova arrives, the stadium is full; if it's Kvitova, mostly empty. So what if very few 21 year olds could have dealt with the pressure that was mounted on Peer in the last two months. An annoying, overbearing, egotistical country, that most of the time couldn't care less about tennis, has sat in the veins of a girl that had no tools of dealing with this steamroller, and got only bad things out of her. Bad tennis, bad behavior, big sorrow.

Surely Peer deserves criticism. She isn't progressing for a long time, changes coaches at a dizzying pace, there's still a bad taste from the way she handled herself in the tie against Russia, and besides, what can you do, she's not winning. But all that is on the surface. This is more worrying than another loss or two, as important as they may. For example, it turns out that even though Peer is rightfully complaining that every loss is taken as a tragedy, she admits to cry after each one.

How can you stretch such a demanding career with that kind of emotional burden at age 21? What's gonna happen in four years time? It is clear she's not at her best physical shape, which is also related to her mental state. She has developed a certain disappointing arrogance, which made her to be disrespectful towards Sharapova, deal with the crowd and the linesmen too much, and refuse to admit she's stuck.

From that respect, the last two Fed Cup ties could save her career. For that to happen, she needs to leave the country for a year or two. Stay away from this stench, and also from mom and dad. Move to Europe or USA, not read any Israeli newspapers and internet, pick a single, right coach that fits her, and start from scratch. To work on her serve, and then work on it some more. Improve the forehand, start coming to the net more often, and mostly, return to enjoying tennis and smiling, so that the next time she plays here, the promise will be fulfilled.

In the end of the day, we're talking about a young woman which is ranked among the best 20 players in the world. There are many more years for her to reach her peak. Tzipi Obziler can assure you that.


Support is Needed / Shlomo Glickstein

IF you analyze the surprising loss of Israel to the Czech Republic, you have to start by acknowledging this is an enormous disappointment. First and foremost because unlike the tie against Russia, we were the favorites this time and had an excellent chance to stay in the top 8 teams in the world. Second, because in spite of Tzipi Obziler getting the team out of a hole, Shahar Peer fell apart again for an unclear reason. It is clear now that this isn't a matter of injury, but much more than that.

Most of all it was obvious that Shahar is not present on the court. She played extremely defensively, and didn't try to take the initiative, dictate points or vary her game to get into the matches. It looked like she's made her opponents' task too easy. In the past two days I hear the waves and talking about Shahar, and assume she will now be facing a large amount of criticism. In spite of everything, she doesn't deserve it. IT mustn't be forgotten that she's a great sportswoman, who has already done a lot in her career and for the team, and she's an asset to Israeli sport.

It's a shame that after each achievement people here lose proportions and jump into pools with joy, and after a loss they completely lose it. They must understand that this is only sport and not a matter of life and death. Even if Shahar's preparation were lacking, we must back her up. It is true that she's practiced on clay and believed she will get along on the Ramat Hasharon hard courts, and that didn't happen, but she is only human and everyone has his down periods.

To finish, I have to take my hat off for Tzipi, who gave one of the most heroic performances ever seen from a female tennis player here, even if it wasn't enough in the end. Tzipi should be pleased and believe that this is her true level. Because she's worth top 50 and I'm optimistic about her chances of getting there.


Analysis by Anna Smashnova

In these matches the pressure is much higher, which is natural. It isn't ordinary like some 1st or 2nd round in a WTA tourney that almost no-one watches, but every match is very meaningful. That's why in the Fed Cup almost all players don't play at their best. Although Shahar's strength is her mental side, no-one is immune to pressure, no matter how tough you are. I believe it was a one time slip.
But she's not doing well in the WTA tour either. Don't you think she's in a crisis?
The crisis talking makes me laugh. There's no such thing in tennis, which is a very unique sport, at which you can be perfect one day, and the next one you can't put a ball over the net. The good thing is every day is a new one. It's ture that Shahar isn't doing as well as before and isn't playing her usual tennis, but I wouldn't call it a crisis, because things can turn quickly.
Could it be that it's the media's fault?
The media only stresses the ones who choose to be stressed by it. The biggest mistake of sportsmen is to read newspapers and let that get to them. I don't exactly know how is Shahar in that aspect, whether she's looking at it or not, but by what she said you could understand she is troubled by what's written about her. I have never opened a newspaper as a player, didn't read a single commentary, article or statistic. It's not interesting and won't give me anything in life. Shahar must deal with the media and say the right things. Her outburst yesterday wasn't good for her image.

justine schnyder
Apr 30th, 2008, 01:21 PM
I read those in hebrew (Luckily :lol:) And I mostly agree with them all, but the one I fully agree with is the one that Gilad Blum wrote to the Sport 5 site

Meteor Shower
Apr 30th, 2008, 06:52 PM
Shahar made more than 50UEs in both matches, no need to be a genius to realize pressure was a big factor in all those UEs.

justine schnyder
Apr 30th, 2008, 07:30 PM
Yeha.. And today she beat someone I've never heard of 7:5 :75..
Really sad if you think the girl is #150 and last year, if Shahar had a bad day, so this match would ended 6:3 6:3..
And the Russian girl led in both set 5:3 or 5:2.. Thanks for the choke Anna.. But against Pironkovia Shahar won't get those presents..


מחר יום השואה
לזכר כל הניצולים :sad:

ronim1
May 2nd, 2008, 06:58 PM
I agree with you!

And about number 2- No she doesn't get from her coach ehat she needs.. Martinez can't help her to develop her tennis, and make Shahar's weaker sides stronger. She had very deffensive tennis, Shahr knows to do that, Shahar wanted and should develop her serve, FH and volley, and I don't see how Martinez and Urpy helped her with this so far.
With Oded (Jaacob o Teig) you could see her tenis developing and you could see Shahr progressing.. Now? Nothing, her tennis gooing backwoardsa instead of forward and she has no confinence in her and in her tennis.

At first, I thought working with Martinez would help Sahar. I thought, that except of course her serves, she needed to bring more finess to her game, more slices and drop shots. I was sure Martinez was the right person.
But reality shows I am wrong.
Not only didn't she improve in the above weaknesses, she actually lost most of her positive sides.
It's really a shame, but she's still young and may improve in the future.

justine schnyder
May 2nd, 2008, 07:04 PM
But she doesn't seem to realize that something is wrong :shrug:
When she worked with Peterson and it didn't worked out after 2 moths or so, ahe fired him, but with Martinez she does nothing, plays like shit..And the more it continues, the deeper this slump will be, and who knows how long it'll take to recover..

Pennsylvania
May 2nd, 2008, 09:04 PM
I don't think Martinez is her coach as much as she is her travel friend. If you read between the lines in her interviews and blogs she mentions that she likes and needs someone to be with her all the time on the tour. Thus, I think Martinez is someone that she enjoys spending time with and likes to go out for dinner with - a friend.

However, I agree Martinez is NOT a good coach for her. She was NEVER mentally tough herself - how can she project an assertive image coaching? Half the time you looked at her on the court you really had to wonder if she was there. She always seemed so distant. She has taken an excellent player in Shahar and made her docile and almost zombie like. I realize this is a HUGE criticism on Martinez. - Shahar was a fighter with similar traits to the gifted Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario two years ago.
Now this...


I suppose Berlin and Rome are next. Not too many points to defend there. I was hoping she would make up some points in order to be seeded in the top 16 in Paris.

justine schnyder
May 6th, 2008, 05:12 PM
Memmorial day eve.. RIP

Meteor Shower
May 7th, 2008, 08:17 AM
RIP

I went to the memmorial yesterday evening, very powerful ceremony..

Archer16
May 8th, 2008, 12:55 AM
Tough review of Shahar and Israeli tennis in general at Haaretz:



The Last Word / It's time to go, Shahar

By Eitan Bekerman



1. Let's go home. Let's go. The Fed Cup team, perhaps Israel's most successful delegation in recent years, ended its journey yesterday toward tennis' elite eight. The next struggle will begin in 2009. The team's hero, Tzipi Obilzer, will be 36, and there's no one waiting in the wings.

We can only salute Obziler and Anna Shmashnova, who for all these years kept the team going, and to wish some local wonder girl - no one knows who it will be for now - who will burst out of nowhere to fill the empty space that will inevitably develop.

As it looks now, the only way to fill that void, as is the norm in Israeli sports, is to traipse around the world in search of some young Jew - we'll settle for anyone who fits the Law of Return criteria - to fill the space Obziler will leave behind. Dream on.

2. Shahar Peer is solidifying her status as a loser. Even after her surprise cramps disappeared, again opposite a rival ranked far lower than her, again in front of a home crowd, and even under weather conditions she asked for, Peer managed to lose her match despite a 4-2 advantage in the final set.

Athletes are allowed to lose, even to be a loser, as long as they do their best. And Peer, let's be fair, gave what she had. Players may also be arrogant and get excited about themselves out of normal proportions and say at every opportunity how they're in good shape - but afterward they shouldn't cry when they fail the reality test and the crowd treats them accordingly.

3. Congratulations, too, to the Israel Tennis Federation for filling barely a third of the Ramat Hasharon stadium after making a deal with a ticket subcontractor. Someone really believed there that the masses who came to the last tie against Russia were there to see Peer and not that other athlete Maria what's-her-name.

No one in the federation took the initiative to organize buses of excited children from across the country to have the privilege of experiencing an international tennis match. Only when it occurred to them to allow free entrance before the final game did the stadium begin to have the aura of giving a homefield advantage - too little, too late.

No wonder. It's exactly the same federation that managed to raise the next generation of female tennis players here, among whom the highest ranked competitor is number 743 in the world. It's the same federation that spends most of its time and effort in spats with a president, Assaf Hefetz, who does little more than being present.
I wanted to comment on this article before, better late than never:

Why don't you take your own advice, Mr. Bekerman, and go home.
Professional sportsmen, unlike journalists which are always perfect, go through rough patches at some points of their careers. Luckily they don't pay attention to the likes of you and play on.
This Fed Cup team, and its sudden 35 year old hero in particular, has played for years and years far from the World Group spotlights, when practically no-one of the Israeli media gave a damn about them, or even knew who was in the squad.
Here's a newsflash: this team will play on next year, and the year after that, and won't cease to exist even after the remarkable Obziler calls its quits. And your favourite target of the moment, the so-called "loser", will lead it for the next decade, even if no other local talent like herself will emerge, and a certain young Jew won't be seen again on court. Even if it will be once again in the duldrums of the European-African Zone 1, when you and the other tennis fans for the weekend would have long forgotten that such a team exists.

Shahar will play on, and will have better days. You, apparently, have given up on Israeli women's tennis, so there's only one loser here, and that's not her. Go home.
At least you got something in your third point. Hey, for a loser, 33% isn't so bad.

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Happy 60th independence day everybody! :aparty:

justine schnyder
May 8th, 2008, 07:51 AM
Happy independence day all!! :aparty: :woohoo:

Meteor Shower
May 8th, 2008, 10:45 AM
:bounce: :aparty:
yesterday was very fun and eventful :p hope you had fun like i did

Meteor Shower
May 14th, 2008, 08:12 PM
Neta i can't believe justine retired.. i just can't picture women tennis without her :sad:

ronim1
May 15th, 2008, 04:34 AM
It wouldn't be the first time of a retirement announcement, and a few months later a return with a big bang.

But anyway, we can be grateful to have been present while a huge player in a small body showed to world how to play the game.
:worship::worship:

justine schnyder
May 15th, 2008, 06:11 AM
But I don't think Justine will be back.. She sounded happy in that press confrence :sad:

Women tennis will be so boring from now.. I can't imagine RG and everything without her :sad: :sad:

Archer16
May 15th, 2008, 11:04 AM
I was shocked to hear that. :sad:
I agree with Neta...

Meteor Shower
May 15th, 2008, 12:03 PM
I wonder which "junior" (not really, just not veteran) will make the biggest jump and win some GSs
Surely one of the serbian, or maybe Sveta.
I just hope it won't be a Maria Slam now. :tape: :scared:

justine schnyder
May 15th, 2008, 06:20 PM
I wonder which "junior" (not really, just not veteran) will make the biggest jump and win some GSs
Surely one of the serbian, or maybe Sveta.
I just hope it won't be a Maria Slam now. :tape: :scared:

I hope so too, and I don't want Ivanobitch to win as well :o
Cornet def Kuzzy 6:2 6:4 :eek:

Archer16
May 15th, 2008, 10:32 PM
She's sure got a better chance to take over than Kuznetsova. I don't like her too much either, but I prefer her over Sharapova... Ideally JJ would win one, but I'm not too optimistic about that.
Cornet is great :) I love her and Cibulkova.

ronim1
May 16th, 2008, 05:10 AM
I wonder which "junior" (not really, just not veteran) will make the biggest jump and win some GSs
Surely one of the serbian, or maybe Sveta.
I just hope it won't be a Maria Slam now. :tape: :scared:

It's always hard to predict.
But there is the Bulgarian girl, the Dan, and always are coming new ones.
For this year probably you are right though.

Meteor Shower
May 16th, 2008, 07:05 AM
not sure about ivanovic personality but i love that she fights hard for matches
usually when i'll watch her i find myself cheering for her just because she fights so hard for it

for me the best scenario is lenaD winning french and wimbledon, and serena u.s :p

justine schnyder
May 16th, 2008, 07:30 AM
I hate Ivanovic

Meteor Shower
May 16th, 2008, 08:53 AM
From what I'm seeing on the board its common with Jelena fans :lol:

justine schnyder
May 16th, 2008, 09:18 AM
I don't dislike her because I'm a Jelena fan (Jelena :hearts: :hearts:)
But because I can't stand her boring and ugly game.. All she does is hit the ball as hard as she can, withouht veraity, she movers ugly and can't hit a simple volly.
And she's annoying with that "comeeeeeeee ooooooooooonnnnnnnnn" song she has all the time, and her voice is so annoyinh so she really should shut up ondtead of grunting and talking

neospecialist
May 16th, 2008, 12:56 PM
From Haaretz.com:


Israeli tennis star Shahar Peer, in Israel recovering from a shoulder injury, has decided to sit out the Internationaux de Strasbourg tournament and enter directly into this month's French Open at Roland Garros. Peer will return to training today. (Rami Hipsh)

justine schnyder
May 16th, 2008, 02:52 PM
Bad bad decision imo.

Meteor Shower
May 16th, 2008, 06:14 PM
I like Ana's volleyes :o better than Jelena's and I like Jelena game more
I agree about her game being brainless bashing tho

Shahar will need a good first two rounds at the RG, because she will be rusty..
tho with shahar you never know, it can be the opposite :tape:

justine schnyder
May 16th, 2008, 06:36 PM
I like Ana's volleyes :o better than Jelena's and I like Jelena game more
I agree about her game being brainless bashing tho

Shahar will need a good first two rounds at the RG, because she will be rusty..
tho with shahar you never know, it can be the opposite :tape:

But Or.. This is 'm not saying because I'm a Jelena fun, but Jelenas volley's are 10 times better than Ana's.. And Jelena's are more consistent as well..

With Shara- Yeah I guess.. After all she likes the big events, and you really can never know like you said, I just hope the crisis is not deep as I think it is :sad:

Archer16
May 16th, 2008, 06:37 PM
ATM for starters I'd wish her stat of only one first round GS loss would stay intact.

justine schnyder
May 16th, 2008, 06:41 PM
I hope so too :awww:

Meteor Shower
May 17th, 2008, 11:08 AM
But Or.. This is 'm not saying because I'm a Jelena fun, but Jelenas volley's are 10 times better than Ana's.. And Jelena's are more consistent as well..

Maybe its just because I didn't see her play since the end of 2007, and she improved it this year.. :)

justine schnyder
May 17th, 2008, 12:21 PM
Wow do you think Djokovic will be no.2 in the world after today???

Meteor Shower
May 17th, 2008, 12:44 PM
I think Nadal will win easily, but I'm just happy Roger is playing so well again.
Hopefully he will destroy whoever in the final :lol:

justine schnyder
May 17th, 2008, 12:49 PM
:devil:

I hope Nadal wins today (I don't like Djokovic.. What a monkey :o) And tommorow.. Federer :)

Archer16
May 30th, 2008, 02:21 AM
Are you just into tennis or did anybody enjoy the Nokia Miracle as much as I did? :D
Second time in 39 years :eek:

ronim1
May 30th, 2008, 07:31 AM
Are you just into tennis or did anybody enjoy the Nokia Miracle as much as I did? :D
Second time in 39 years :eek:

I'm a Maccabi fan. But honestly, I'm glad Hulon won. It's about time that someone shakes the Maccabi boat.
I only hope the there will be a continuation for Hulon next year.
The Basketball fans deserve a more balanced league.

justine schnyder
May 30th, 2008, 07:44 AM
I like Maccabi, Hulon deserved to win since they're the better team now, unlike Maccabi who has been a complete mess half of the season..
I hope Sharf will be replaced because I want Eliahu to stay in Maccabi