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goldenlox
Jan 10th, 2008, 11:18 PM
Nadia will probably see Szavay again

Nadia Petrova RUS (14) v Nicole Pratt AUS
Evgenia Linetskaya ISR v Anne Kremer LUX
Laura Granville USA v Yvonne Meusburger AUT
Ekaterina Makarova RUS v Agnes Szavay HUN (20)

Agnieszka Radwanska POL (29) v Olga Savchuk UKR
Martina Muller GER v Pauline Parmentier FRA
Olga Govortsova BLR v Tsvetana Pironkova BUL
Nathalie Dechy FRA v Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS (2)

cellophane
Jan 10th, 2008, 11:20 PM
Very similar to her US Open draw.

Ferosh
Jan 10th, 2008, 11:30 PM
OMG, Nadia got a relatively easy draw. I just hope that she can take full advantage, because these kind of opportunities don't come around very often.

Best of luck, Nadia. Make the best out it.

goldenlox
Jan 11th, 2008, 12:04 AM
It's a lot like the USO. If she plays well, she can get to Venus/Ana in the semis.
It's the softest quarter by far. She has to beat Agnes/Sveta/Anna C

TennisPlayingFox
Jan 11th, 2008, 12:22 AM
A very nice draw. Even in the form she's in now she should be able to get at least to the 3rd round. Good luck Nadia!

petrova-fan
Jan 11th, 2008, 08:14 AM
The draw is nice :)

I hope we will see the Match between Sveta and her!

Lovesunair
Jan 11th, 2008, 09:03 AM
It's a lot like the USO. If she plays well, she can get to Venus/Ana in the semis.
It's the softest quarter by far. She has to beat Agnes/Sveta/Anna C

first of all she must beat Pratt, and now it seems to me not so easy. She is a Australian and i'm sure she will run for every ball like a Garbin.

step by step

Chrisi
Jan 11th, 2008, 03:20 PM
I think her draw gives her fefinitely the chance to win some rounds. Kuzzie is probably too strong but at least she should reach this match!

Good luck, Nadia and give your BEST!

Agassi Fan
Jan 12th, 2008, 11:43 AM
Good luck Nadia.

Shoulderpova
Jan 12th, 2008, 01:18 PM
I just hope she can win 2 matches here :sad:

Europe rocks
Jan 13th, 2008, 09:47 PM
Decent first couple of opponents, then we have Szavay. Good news: Szavay is yet to win this year. Bad news: neither has Nadia :sad: Hope Nadia can get to the fourth round. Decent part of the draw provided she plays well

goldenlox
Jan 14th, 2008, 12:46 AM
Nadia plays doubles with Vesnina.

Ferosh
Jan 14th, 2008, 08:08 PM
After the last two events that Nadia participated in, I have to admit I'm quite nervous about this match. There is so much as stake here, and I just hope that Nadia can find the motivation need to perform at an acceptable level. This downward spiral is getting out of control, and it's very saddening because Nadia is so damn talented.

I hope she's aware of the favorable draw she received. If she raises her level, anything can be possible with this draw.

Here's to Nadia winning her first round match. :yeah:

goldenlox
Jan 14th, 2008, 10:11 PM
If Nadia loses to Pratt, she might as well call Likhovtseva, and those 2 can play doubles all year.

Ferosh
Jan 15th, 2008, 03:43 AM
Nadia's draw just got a little bit better. Szavay just lost her first round match. It's truly now or never for Petrova.

Shoulderpova
Jan 15th, 2008, 05:44 AM
61 63 over Pratt :worship:

Ferosh
Jan 15th, 2008, 05:48 AM
First win of the year for Nadia! :woohoo:
Keep it going, Nadia. Please cut down on the unforced errors and the double faults

TennisPlayingFox
Jan 15th, 2008, 06:11 AM
Nicely done Nadia! Good luck in round 2!

Foot's Fingers
Jan 15th, 2008, 10:26 AM
Match Summary
Petrova (RUS) Pratt (AUS)

1st Serve % 30 of 55 = 55 % 36 of 55 = 65 %

Aces 3 0

Double Faults 8 5

Unforced Errors 32 22

Winning % on 1st Serve 23 of 30 = 77 % 16 of 36 = 44 %

Winning % on 2nd Serve 8 of 25 = 32 % 6 of 19 = 32 %

Winners (Including Service) 19 5

Receiving Points Won 33 of 55 = 60 % 24 of 55 = 44 %

Break Point Conversions 6 of 10 = 60 % 2 of 5 = 40 %

Net Approaches 17 of 27 = 63 % 2 of 3 = 67 %

Total Points Won 64 46

Fastest Serve 188 KMH 160 KMH

Average 1st Serve Speed 169 KMH 148 KMH

Average 2nd Serve Speed 139 KMH 126 KMH

Foot's Fingers
Jan 15th, 2008, 10:29 AM
Have watched full match..... What to say///don't remember so easy win by Nadia with so poor serving performance ///She is too far from her best form But main step done :) She wooooooooooooon!!!!!! :banana:

She told that she was too clam then usual on court and even being broken she was not nervous or going wild ...... she was thinking abt others things...... She wants to beleive it was becouse of first match at AO and most importent for her that finally she have won after 3 mounths

Foot's Fingers
Jan 15th, 2008, 10:29 AM
Petrova ends Pratt's Open dream

By Matthew Trollope


Australian veteran Nicole Pratt has gone down in the first round of Australian Open 2008, losing in straight sets to Nadia Petrova.

Petrova, the No.14 seed, never looked in trouble in the match on Show Court Three, breezing to a 6-1, 6-3 victory.

The Aussie could only watch as the first set evaporated in under half an hour, with Petrova's greater firepower from the baseline the decisive factor in a lopsided scoreline.

But in the second set Pratt was far more competitive, firing up as her stint in the Open under threat.

With some extra sting in her shots, the local hope forced many of the games to deuce and even scoring some break point chances on the Russian's big serve.

However the former World No.3 Petrova was able to go up a gear when she needed to, closing out the match in 72 minutes.

goldenlox
Jan 15th, 2008, 11:11 AM
Good start, and Nadia should be playing Sveta in round of 16. Then she can make a statement.

Foot's Fingers
Jan 15th, 2008, 11:36 AM
Court 18

11:00 AM Start 1 Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Dudi Sela (ISR)
v. Ivo Karlovic (CRO)[20]


followed by
2 Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Elena Vesnina (RUS)
v. Jill Craybas (USA)


3 Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Gilles Simon (FRA)[28]
v. Rainer Schuettler (GER)



4 Women's Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Sophie Ferguson (AUS)/
Trudi Musgrave (AUS)
v. Nadia Petrova (RUS)/
Elena Vesnina (RUS)




Seems Nadia will always play vs Sophie at AO in singles or doubles

Good Luck

RR-87
Jan 15th, 2008, 07:00 PM
I liked this match ;) but still Nadia needs more shots consistence :(

Europe rocks
Jan 15th, 2008, 08:20 PM
A win is a win, which is the good thing for Nadia. Stage one completed :) Stage 2: cut down the errors and go out there and make the most of Szavay being lost from her part of the draw :kiss:

goldenlox
Jan 15th, 2008, 08:45 PM
I knew those Tier III dinkfests meant nothing.
Play well here. That's what matters.

Shoulderpova
Jan 16th, 2008, 07:10 AM
N.Petrova [RUS]/E.Vesnina [RUS]def. S.Ferguson [AUS]/T.Musgrave [AUS] 64 63 :couple:

goldenlox
Jan 16th, 2008, 08:14 AM
Nadia plays Anne Kremer in round 2. Very soft section of the draw.

Ferosh
Jan 16th, 2008, 09:53 AM
N.Petrova [RUS]/E.Vesnina [RUS]def. S.Ferguson [AUS]/T.Musgrave [AUS] 64 63 :couple:

:woohoo:

Keep it going girls!

goldenlox
Jan 16th, 2008, 10:49 AM
Nadia plays Kremer, then Makarova or Meusburger.
Then the big 4th round match with Sveta. The winner will probably be in the semis.

Foot's Fingers
Jan 16th, 2008, 02:15 PM
Congrats with dbls win

Foot's Fingers
Jan 16th, 2008, 02:15 PM
Show Court 2

11:00 AM Start 1 Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Janko Tipsarevic (SRB)
v. Fernando Verdasco (ESP)[25]

followed by
2 Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Nadia Petrova (RUS)[14]
v. Anne Kremer (LUX)


Good Luck!!!

Foot's Fingers
Jan 16th, 2008, 02:15 PM
Anne is a former top 20 player but she never passed to 3rd rnd of AO

Play yr game, Nadia and evrthng will be all right ;)


Draw is open

don't waste a chance !!!

Ferosh
Jan 16th, 2008, 09:40 PM
I'm really excited about the way things are playing out on the bottom half of the draw. Best of luck today, Nadia. I'll be cheering super hard for you!

Shoulderpova
Jan 16th, 2008, 10:51 PM
Allez! :rocker2:

TennisPlayingFox
Jan 17th, 2008, 04:19 AM
Nadia def Kremer 7-5, 7-5. A tough match but the most important thing is that she won and has moved on into the third round. Next up is Makarova who has been playing well. Good luck Nadia!

Ferosh
Jan 17th, 2008, 04:20 AM
An awful match, but Nadia managed to win 7-5, 7-5. She saved three set points in the third at 4-5. Still too many unforced errors, but I'm glad that she was able to get through in straight sets. Had this gone to a third, I really don't know what the outcome would have been.

Foot's Fingers
Jan 17th, 2008, 06:41 AM
Match Summary
Petrova (RUS) Kremer (LUX)

1st Serve % 41 of 71 = 58 % 50 of 84 = 60 %

Aces 4 2

Double Faults 2 2

Unforced Errors 42 30

Winning % on 1st Serve 31 of 41 = 76 % 28 of 50 = 56 %

Winning % on 2nd Serve 12 of 30 = 40 % 16 of 34 = 47 %

Winners (Including Service) 29 17

Receiving Points Won 40 of 84 = 48 % 28 of 71 = 39 %

Break Point Conversions 5 of 9 = 56 % 3 of 5 = 60 %

Net Approaches 12 of 20 = 60 % 7 of 9 = 78 %

Total Points Won 83 72

Fastest Serve 189 KMH 159 KMH

Average 1st Serve Speed 173 KMH 144 KMH

Average 2nd Serve Speed 141 KMH 133 KMH

Foot's Fingers
Jan 17th, 2008, 06:44 AM
An awful match, but Nadia managed to win 7-5, 7-5. She saved three set points in the third at 4-5. Still too many unforced errors, but I'm glad that she was able to get through in straight sets. Had this gone to a third, I really don't know what the outcome would have been.



More, Anne was serving for first set at 4-5* as well and Nadia just increase her level in time


Nadia was playing better then in first match but still need to improve
At least she improves her serve not like 2 days ago

And i believe that if Nadia lost second set she would win in final one Anne was out of gas at the end of the match

Foot's Fingers
Jan 17th, 2008, 06:44 AM
Next - Katya Makarova

Europe rocks
Jan 17th, 2008, 08:38 AM
Still too many errors, but 2 wins on the board now. Hopefully Nadia will keep focused for her match against Makarova and not let the unexpected throw her :)
Good win in doubles too :kiss:

goldenlox
Jan 17th, 2008, 10:38 AM
http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/4b/fullj.04b00fda281767defdbc49c2417d7431/04b00fda281767defdbc49c2417d7431-getty-tennis-aus-open-petrova.jpg
Russian tennis player Nadia Petrova stretches during her womens singles match against Luxemburg opponent Anne Kremer at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, 17 January 2008. Petrova won 7-5. 7-5

http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/70/fullj.9b0261f4d4fa431dfc6c58fba3f6dd28/9b0261f4d4fa431dfc6c58fba3f6dd28-getty-tennis-aus-open-petrova.jpg
Russian tennis player Nadia Petrova plays a return during her womens singles match against Luxemburg opponent Anne Kremer at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, 17 January 2008. Petrova won 7-5. 7-5

http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/5d/fullj.bc4a863c780f36b178d07dbf42a991c6/bc4a863c780f36b178d07dbf42a991c6-getty-tennis-aus-open-petrova.jpg
Russian tennis player Nadia Petrova (L) signs autographs for supporters after victory in her womens singles match against Luxemburg opponent Anne Kremer at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, 17 January 2008. Petrova won 7-5. 7-5.

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20080117/capt.xmel15601170607.australia_open_tennis_xmel156 .jpg
Nadia Petrova of Russia punches the air after beating Anne Kremer of Luxembourg in their Women's singles second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008.

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20080117/capt.xmel15501170606.australia_open_tennis_xmel155 .jpg
Nadia Petrova of Russia waves to the crowd after beating Anne Kremer of Luxembourg in their Women's singles second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2008.

goldenlox
Jan 17th, 2008, 11:45 AM
Last match on SC 3

5. Women's Doubles - 2nd Rnd.
Sania Mirza (IND)[6] / Alicia Molik (AUS)[6] v. Nadia Petrova (RUS) / Elena Vesnina (RUS)

svetaisthebest
Jan 18th, 2008, 03:37 AM
I got her autograph.She was so nice she went around and signed so many people's autographs.

Foot's Fingers
Jan 18th, 2008, 10:19 AM
Tomorrow

Show Court 2

11:00 AM Start 1 Men's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Vincent Spadea (USA)
v. David Ferrer (ESP)[5]


Not Before 1:00 PM
2 Women's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Nadia Petrova (RUS)[14] v. Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)

Ferosh
Jan 18th, 2008, 03:40 PM
I got her autograph.She was so nice she went around and signed so many people's autographs.

That's great! How did she look physically? Was she in better or worst shape than last year? Inquiring minds would like to know. :lol:

svetaisthebest
Jan 18th, 2008, 11:32 PM
That's great! How did she look physically? Was she in better or worst shape than last year? Inquiring minds would like to know. :lol:

physically she looked fine :)i thought she looked very fit and i think in slightly better shape than last year and her groundstrokes looked great on the practice court :)

goldenlox
Jan 19th, 2008, 12:35 AM
Sveta lost, so if Nadia wins she plays Aga in the R16. What a draw!

Ferosh
Jan 19th, 2008, 01:07 AM
Oh my, the stars sure are lining up right for Petrova. She must not let this opportunity go to waste.

goldenlox
Jan 19th, 2008, 01:13 AM
She has to concentrate on this 3rd round match.
She has to play smart to beat Aga. Use her first serve. Hold, hold, hold.

Ferosh
Jan 19th, 2008, 01:35 AM
Chakvetadze is out! Jesus Christ, Nadia, things can't possibly get any better than this. Hantuchova is now the highest ranked player in Nadia's quarter. :hearts: :banana: :woohoo: :aparty:

goldenlox
Jan 19th, 2008, 01:43 AM
I think Aga is a big worry because she plays smart.
Nadia has to stay under control.
Certainly she has a big chance at the semis.
I heard she wasn't good vs Anne. I haven't seen Nadia play yet this year.

A dream road to the SF if Nadia can play her normal tennis, like in LA and Toronto.

Lovesunair
Jan 19th, 2008, 02:14 AM
are u sure she'll get through Makarova?
i'm not..

don't run 2 fast

Ferosh
Jan 19th, 2008, 02:27 AM
are u sure she'll get through Makarova?
i'm not..

don't run 2 fast

I didn't claim she would get there; I simply said that the draw has opened up perfectly for her to make a great run. :angel:

Lovesunair
Jan 19th, 2008, 07:42 AM
Dementrova

yep, the draw is totally awesome but it was excellent at UO and?

Nadia is not in good form at all, but she has some time to prepare and maybe her easy draw will motivate her more and more

goldenlox
Jan 19th, 2008, 10:53 AM
It would make sense if Nadia didn't take advantage of this draw.
But I would rather see her in this situation than where Dementieva is now.

Nadia play Katya on SC 3, first match Sunday

Chrisi
Jan 19th, 2008, 03:33 PM
I hope she'll win against Makarova! Her chances to reach the next rounds are definitely better now...

Come on, Nadia :wavey:

dulkogii
Jan 19th, 2008, 04:26 PM
Go Nadia!

goldenlox
Jan 19th, 2008, 06:58 PM
Nadia used to be a really good player. She was ranked #3 during the 2006 FO.
Maybe an easy draw at a major will get her competitive juices flowing and she will focus & start playing closer to how she used to.

goldenlox
Jan 20th, 2008, 12:45 AM
Nadia served for the match at 61 52 and was broken
Served for the match at 61 54, had a mp and broken.
Now she serves for the match at 61 65, and down 0-40, broken at love.
Into a tiebreak.

goldenlox
Jan 20th, 2008, 01:01 AM
Nadia won 61 76(8). I lost count of how many mp's it took
Nadia plays Aga in the R16

Ferosh
Jan 20th, 2008, 01:12 AM
What an unconvincing win from Nadia. She was in total control of this match and then she just let her mind wonder.

This is too much, I don't know how much longer I can keep cheering for someone who just can't handle the pressure time and time again.

Nadia needs to cut down on the unforced errors and the double faults is she plans on reaching the quarters. Aga is really going to try and mentally bother Nadia, tomorrow.

goldenlox
Jan 20th, 2008, 01:17 AM
Nadia should have closed this out at 61 62.
But the end result is the same.
She plays Aga, then Dani or Maria.
Nadia is the only one of them that has reached a slam semi before.

She has to maintain her level when she's close to winning.

But this draw is once in a lifetime. Nadia has a good chance.

Shoulderpova
Jan 20th, 2008, 02:09 AM
what a dream draw! she better take advantage of it :ras:
Beat Radwanska tomorrow :armed:

goldenlox
Jan 20th, 2008, 02:50 AM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20080120/capt.xmel11801200339.australia_open_tennis_xmel118 .jpg
Nadia Petrova of Russia reacts as she plays her compatriot Ekaterina Makarova during their third round women's singles match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008.

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20080120/capt.xmel11501200336.australia_open_tennis_xmel115 .jpg
Nadia Petrova of Russia returns the ball to her compatriot Ekaterina Makarova during their third round women's singles match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008.

Shoulderpova
Jan 20th, 2008, 03:46 PM
C'mon Nadia :smash: Go deeper and deeper in the draw :fiery::fiery:
Key: Bomb serves, agressive, don't think too much on court :armed:

Bероника
Jan 20th, 2008, 04:12 PM
Now that all my big faves are out I go with Nadia :D

Go Petrova go :bounce:

Chrisi
Jan 20th, 2008, 04:25 PM
Now that all my big faves are out I go with Nadia :D

Go Petrova go :bounce:

You're cool! :cool:

I hope she will win this match, but she finally has so stay more focused. It's nearly the same in every match...

But to be honest, at the begining I didn't think that she would go so far :/ and now she prooved me wrong. Hopefully she'll do it again :wavey:

Good luck, Nadia

Bероника
Jan 20th, 2008, 04:29 PM
Yeah I followed her match yesterday in livescore and one thing is sure she can't allow her opponent to get back like that in the match.

TennisPlayingFox
Jan 20th, 2008, 08:40 PM
Congrats Nadia! A little tougher then it should have been in the second set but the most important thing is that she won. Radwanska will not be easy. Good luck Nadia, you can do it!

Europe rocks
Jan 20th, 2008, 08:56 PM
Nadia :smash: When are you going to let your fans have time to breathe! You never make it easy for us. Must be why we love you! Keep fighting, keep believing and don't think too much. That's the way to do it :D GL against Aga

TennisPlayingFox
Jan 21st, 2008, 01:01 AM
Nadia takes the first set 6-1! Keep it up Nadia!

goldenlox
Jan 21st, 2008, 01:13 AM
Nadia is up 61 30.
I told everyone those dinkfests before the AO mean nothing.
3 games from being the favorite in a AO QF.

goldenlox
Jan 21st, 2008, 01:18 AM
Here come the nerves 31 0-40

goldenlox
Jan 21st, 2008, 01:22 AM
Now 33

goldenlox
Jan 21st, 2008, 01:48 AM
Nadia is down a break 16 65
She might give this match away

goldenlox
Jan 21st, 2008, 01:54 AM
And Kirilenko is up 51.
It could have beed an all Russian QF without Sveta and Anna, but Nadia is screwing up

goldenlox
Jan 21st, 2008, 01:57 AM
Nadia was up 61 30 and now she's down a break in the 3rd

Ferosh
Jan 21st, 2008, 01:57 AM
WTF is wrong with her? I just don't understand how someone's mind can just completely go away during an important match. She's messing up real bad. :bigcry:

svetaisthebest
Jan 21st, 2008, 02:00 AM
Nadia :sad:

Please thrash Radwanska for me :fiery:

goldenlox
Jan 21st, 2008, 02:19 AM
She's going to lose 16 75 60.
This was an insane choke. One of her worst chokes.

Ferosh
Jan 21st, 2008, 02:39 AM
Wow! :sad:

One of the biggest choke jobs ever. I feel sad for Nadia, but at the same time, I feel really angry.

How can she suck so bad at closing out important matches? I'm afraid this was her last opportunity. Like pierce0415 would say, "she folded like a cheap tent."

goldenlox
Jan 21st, 2008, 03:21 AM
This one was bad because a slam semi was so close.
Nadia can always become a doubles specialist.
If she stays in singles, she has to play at the end like she plays at the start.

svetaisthebest
Jan 21st, 2008, 05:23 AM
Nadia :sad: She was playing so well in the first set.

Bad Luck :sad: I hope she improves throughout the year.

cheyk
Jan 21st, 2008, 06:51 PM
Now that all my big faves are out I go with Nadia :D

Go Petrova go :bounce:

Are you the oficial "gafe"? ¬¬ (just kidding)

I did not think I wolud see you here:lol:
Wellcome!!!!:bounce::wavey::p

cheyk
Jan 21st, 2008, 06:51 PM
I am very disapointed with Nadia, I don´t know what to see...:sad::sad::sad:

goldenlox
Jan 21st, 2008, 07:24 PM
I would like Nadia to take doubles more seriously. They should have won that suspended match.

Chrisi
Jan 22nd, 2008, 08:37 AM
Nadia :sad:

How many times will she give away such an important match? She had every chance to win it and to impress us all.

I think she really needs a mental trainer now, because 6:1 3:0 :confused: I still can't believe it...

For doubles: I don't want her to be a professional only in doubles. And for now I don't think that Vesnina is the perfect partner for her :/

Europe rocks
Jan 22nd, 2008, 08:11 PM
Nadia :tears: What a wasted chance to get to the QF of the Aussie Open. Nadia was all over Aga for the first set and a half. Kind of reminds me of the match against Rena :tears:

Come on Nadia, get yourself ready for the next event

saniapower
Jan 22nd, 2008, 11:01 PM
How Nadia could lose that one!:sad:

goldenlox
Jan 23rd, 2008, 12:25 AM
Nadia is the defending champion in Paris. If she doesn't do well, she's heading out of the top 20.

goldenlox
Jan 25th, 2008, 12:45 PM
I saw some of the doubles final. The Bondarenkos won, thats US $200,000 each.

Nadia should be taking slam doubles seriously.
You should partner with someone who's had doubles success, like Safina.

Nadia should be winning slam doubles titles.

cellophane
Jan 26th, 2008, 05:13 PM
Don't want to make excuses for her, because she's called the trainer out in lots of matches, but maybe something was wrong with her other than her head?

goldenlox
Jan 26th, 2008, 10:50 PM
I think Nadia's body is rebelling. Her body wants doubles.

Chrisi
Jan 27th, 2008, 04:14 PM
Nadia's body needs probalby less pounds...

bruce goose
Jan 28th, 2008, 05:43 PM
Well,it's sad to say,but I believed that Radwanska was gonna come back and win even when Nadia had a big lead.:sad:NOBODY here has answered my question yet:confused:(maybe everyone thinks it's stupid),but I wonder what her emotional problems are.Someone mentioned that Nad had some internal conflict in a post last year without explaining this.It's not logical that such a good player would always do so poorly at almost every Slam.:sad:I'd REALLY appreciate it if someone could explain what causes Nad's sadness.It's a shame because her smile is so wonderful:hearts:--one of the best on the Tour.I think Nadia's body is rebelling. Her body wants doubles.

Chrisi
Jan 29th, 2008, 03:59 PM
I don't know what her emotional problems are. I'm no psychologist. I just can imagine that she can't handle the pressure in difficult or important situations and that she start thinking too much. Or that she do not believe in her power any longer in those situations. That's why I hope that she'll work with a mental trainer during the next months!

bruce goose
Jan 29th, 2008, 04:11 PM
Well thank you for doing your best to answer the question;you're the first one who has given me that courtesy.:)I was only guessing because I knew some Russians in the US who said that Nadia was ugly(NOT true).I thought that,maybe,the Russian media compares Nad to Kournikova,Sharapova,Dementieva,etc.--and then says bad things about her.Perhaps these negative comments affect Nadia's confidence and how she thinks of herself.She really IS lovely,especially her smile:hearts:;it's just not as obvious to many people as it is with some of the other famous girls....I earnestly hope that she can get her big moment of glory by winning a Slam someday.I don't know what her emotional problems are. I'm no psychologist. I just can imagine that she can't handle the pressure in difficult or important situations and that she start thinking too much. Or that she do not believe in her power any longer in those situations. That's why I hope that she'll work with a mental trainer during the next months!