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Super_Marion
Jul 14th, 2008, 10:37 PM
Marion's American Hardcourt season gets underway tonight in Stanford. She has a 1st round tie with Akgul.

Good Luck Marion!! :bounce:

King Of Tennis
Jul 14th, 2008, 11:51 PM
Go Marion.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope you can make a good tournament..:D :D

bruce goose
Jul 15th, 2008, 02:14 AM
Oh boy!! I was gonna start a Marion thread right this second but 'Super M' beat me to it!I've always felt that Flushing Meadows was the DORKIEST name for the site of a sporting event...it sounds more apt for an invitation-only croquet match amongst stuffy,frigid royals who come from has-been world powers.I felt that "Marion Goes Hard-ass On The Hardcourts" had a nice ring to it....Anyhow,it's time for all of us Marionettes to bond together in cheering for our worthy Queen:inlove::inlove::inlove:....I wanna see her winning smile again!!:D:D:D

bruce goose
Jul 15th, 2008, 02:42 AM
:inlove:Marion:inlove: 6-1 in 23 minutes with ZERO break points against her serve!! My girlfriend just dumped me as if she were emptying a chemical toilet so I'm ESPECIALLY vulnerable to Marion's tennis valor and charm...VAMOS Marion!!!:)

bruce goose
Jul 15th, 2008, 03:39 AM
Well,this might not get reported in the papers,but Akgul made a clumsy pass at Marion during the break following the 1st set.It took Marion a few games to overcome her queasiness at THAT image,and then she re-gained her dominant form.

Next up is an unknown qualifier or Mirza,who won the pair's only previous encounter in the 3rd Round of the 2005 USO.They were ranked 42 and 43 at the time,with Sania one spot higher,and Marion hadn't shown her top-end brilliance yet.Sania has stronger determination than Marion when it comes to filming Clairol commercials whereas Marion is the feistier tennis warrior...here's another match that's do-able.:)

Iceland
Jul 15th, 2008, 07:50 AM
excellent stuff! Didnt expect such a dominating scoreline. I am fully satisfied. Maybe she will feel less pressure now that her wimbledon points have been taken out. I cant say but i like this kind of scoreline! Let's hope for a good tournament so that her ratio in this reason finally becomes positive. Allez!

Super_Marion
Jul 16th, 2008, 12:29 AM
I stayed up all night for that match :)

If as expected Marion meets Sania, it'll be a tough match. They both play aggressvely.

BruceGoose, did you actually see the match? How??

PS. "hasbeen superpower".. i'm not biting

bruce goose
Jul 16th, 2008, 12:32 AM
I stayed up all night for that match :)

If as expected Marion meets Sania, it'll be a tough match. They both play aggressvely.

BruceGoose, did you actually see the match? How??

PS. "hasbeen superpower".. i'm not bitingDidn't see it,'Super M',but I have a good tennis-loving friend who has an illegal satellite dish(COMMON here in Northern Mexico),so I'm privy to precise details.:)...that is,when I'm NOT there watching it in person.

Super_Marion
Jul 16th, 2008, 04:51 PM
KEOTHAVONG :o

bruce goose
Jul 16th, 2008, 05:05 PM
KEOTHAVONG :oNOOOO....PLEASE don't tell me that you're conflicted because Marion is facing a British player.:rolleyes: Although it rarely,if ever,happens that a Mexican gal makes a main draw(they get wildcards in Acapulco),I wouldn't wane in my support of Marion if she happened to face a Mexican.

Put it in perspective:Keothavong has made it past the 2nd Round ONCE in her entire career,at Tier 3...can't believe it's rated THAT high...Kolkata last year.Since she has ZERO shot at winning the tourney,you may as well cheer for Marion.:D

Iceland
Jul 17th, 2008, 07:46 AM
Cmon Marion, you can't lose to Anne, it's simply impossible :lol:.

bruce goose
Jul 18th, 2008, 12:31 AM
"OK,Marion,I asked you to come here because I had to tell you face-to-face that I'm FED up with the way that you DELIBERATELY torment your loyalists--ESPECIALLY us guys--by going to the brink of defeat vs. ITF-caliber players,so I'm NOT gonna continue following you as before....What?....Well,of COURSE I'm happy that you won but you're KILLING me with this anguish that you keep causing so I'm NOT....WHY are you playing with your hair like that?Do you think that you can break my will by teasing your thick...lively...sultry...tantalizing:hearts:....U mmm...What was I saying:confused:...Oh yeah,I'm NOT gonna tolerate how you....Now WHY are you looking at me that way?If you think that you can change my mind by capturing me with your majestic...sparkling...hypnotic eyes:hearts::hearts::hearts:.......What I MEAN is,you're NOT gonna persuade me with your smile no matter HOW dazzling...heartwarming...mesmerizing.......I-I-I....(The Surrender)I CAN'T get enough of your torture,Marion:inlove::inlove::inlove:!"

Iceland
Jul 18th, 2008, 07:21 AM
God, what a post! :rolls:

I thought that Marion would either deal with Anne easily or get crushed like against Mattek. Well, a tight three setters is good as well :p! I'm glad that for once she managed to come back, she failed against Casey whereas she had the occasions for example. So it can only be good for her confidence. Now the question is : how can you lose 10 games out of 12 to Anne :help:!!!! She surely played her stupid hard hitting in the middle of the court, I am dying to see her fantastic angles of last year!

That being said, such tactics may be useful against Chakvetadze who is a better player when she has to run from one side to the other.

This time I will wake up to watch the match. Come on Marion, don't lose please! :bounce:

Iceland
Jul 19th, 2008, 03:37 AM
Marion in SF :woohoo:!!!!!! She defeated Anna 63 64!!! God she had to wait to lose Wimbledon's points to finally start playing good tennis!

I really liked her tactics in this match, she tried to not be overagressive and very often let Anna dictate the point which is not the best part of her game. Her serve was flawless in the first set, a bit less in the second :lol:. Overall, a very solid performance with some good rallies at times :yeah:.
Marion was so happy at the end and so are we!

SF against evergreen Sugiyama. Marion has never beaten her actually, but she can't lose this time! Things have changed since the last time they played. Allez!

Alizť Molik
Jul 19th, 2008, 03:44 AM
SHE WON!

she was playing so well in the first set had 3-0 and 4-1 leads which is much improved from how she was playing before Wimbledon. She used a lot of angles and set up points and her serve was really working for her to pull Chaky out wide and she was always ready to exploit the open court instead of just hitting it back to her :D I loved the point when she came to the net and slammed that double handed winner back :) and when she was at the net like in the doubles court and she made that angle across court...it was like 07 Marion!!

now she plays Ai and has a real chance for her first tier 2 final!!

bruce goose
Jul 19th, 2008, 03:49 AM
It seems like yesterday--2006 in Japan,I think--when Marion finally broke her oh-fer against the gorgeous,modestly-ranked Dushevina.She's only played Sugiyama once in about four years(Zurich 2006 was the last time),so most of the losses are ancient history,career-wise.We've all learned how hard it is to predict Marion's play,but the win over Anna shows that she's capable of beating Top 10 players again!:D We'll see what tomorrow's journey on the :hearts:Marion:hearts: Roller Coaster Ride brings us.;)

Alizť Molik
Jul 19th, 2008, 04:04 AM
exactly BG, she can easily win against Ai. She's good against lesser opponents but i don't think she'll be able to beat Marion if she plays as well as she did against Chakvedatze

wales1994
Jul 19th, 2008, 09:57 AM
well done Bartoli i want a tourny win here ;)

Super_Marion
Jul 19th, 2008, 07:12 PM
No not at all. It was simply the shock of Keothavong beating Sania..

I love tennis, but I have no other favorites.. no second third fourth fifth favorites. Only Marion for me. My number 1! my only one.:)



NOOOO....PLEASE don't tell me that you're conflicted because Marion is facing a British player.:rolleyes: Although it rarely,if ever,happens that a Mexican gal makes a main draw(they get wildcards in Acapulco),I wouldn't wane in my support of Marion if she happened to face a Mexican.

Put it in perspective:Keothavong has made it past the 2nd Round ONCE in her entire career,at Tier 3...can't believe it's rated THAT high...Kolkata last year.Since she has ZERO shot at winning the tourney,you may as well cheer for Marion.:D

bruce goose
Jul 19th, 2008, 07:17 PM
No not at all. It was simply the shock of Keothavong beating Sania..

I love tennis, but I have no other favorites.. no second third fourth fifth favorites. Only Marion for me. My number 1! my only one.:):hatoff: At this point I'm not sure what to expect,Super M;my hopes tell me that Sugiyama is a shadow of her former self(zero titles in the last three-odd years)...but then your "mercurial":eek: word keeps popping into my head....I still hate the name "Flushing Meadows" btw;someone needs to "flushing" that title down the toilet!

Super_Marion
Jul 19th, 2008, 07:21 PM
You guys are lucky to have seen the match. Sigh. My connection is diabolically slow.

Super_Marion
Jul 19th, 2008, 07:25 PM
"OK,Marion,I asked you to come here because I had to tell you face-to-face that I'm FED up with the way that you DELIBERATELY torment your loyalists--ESPECIALLY us guys--by going to the brink of defeat vs. ITF-caliber players,so I'm NOT gonna continue following you as before....What?....Well,of COURSE I'm happy that you won but you're KILLING me with this anguish that you keep causing so I'm NOT....WHY are you playing with your hair like that?Do you think that you can break my will by teasing your thick...lively...sultry...tantalizing:hearts:....U mmm...What was I saying:confused:...Oh yeah,I'm NOT gonna tolerate how you....Now WHY are you looking at me that way?If you think that you can change my mind by capturing me with your majestic...sparkling...hypnotic eyes:hearts::hearts::hearts:.......What I MEAN is,you're NOT gonna persuade me with your smile no matter HOW dazzling...heartwarming...mesmerizing.......I-I-I....(The Surrender)I CAN'T get enough of your torture,Marion:inlove::inlove::inlove:!"

what can I say

bruce goose
Jul 19th, 2008, 07:28 PM
Btw,Marionettes,in case our queen advances to the Stanford final---VERY do-able---don't be deceived by the score of Serena's current match.Serena is simply bored and often plays lethargically when she doesn't think her opponent is capable of beating her.She'll almost certainly raise her focus against Marion.This doesn't make it an impossible task(we're not on grass here),it merely heightens the stakes.

Super_Marion
Jul 19th, 2008, 07:31 PM
:hatoff: At this point I'm not sure what to expect,Super M;my hopes tell me that Sugiyama is a shadow of her former self(zero titles in the last three-odd years)...but then your "mercurial":eek: word keeps popping into my head....I still hate the name "Flushing Meadows" btw;someone needs to "flushing" that title down the toilet!

What title do you propose then BeeGee.

Six and a half hours 'til Marion's semi final. Me and Bartoli Bear better get some sleep now to be up in time for the match. :wavey:

bruce goose
Jul 19th, 2008, 09:13 PM
This sloppily organized webpage went offline for a few hours....Since then,Serena has retired with a seemingly-legit knee injury that bothered her the whole match,and the sassy Super M is resting up with some beauty sleep:hearts: that'll have her lively enough to follow Marion's match despite the time difference in England.

To answer her question,the USO is located in the NY borough of Queens,so a better name,in MY opinion,would be:Queens' Championship Courts...it might not be EVERYone's favorite but it's a HELLUVA lot less dorky than "Flushing Meadows".:rolleyes:

Just for the record,the reproduction of my 'dialogue' with Marion came straight off the top of my head,UNPLANNED,following the match with Keothavong;it was a by-product of :hearts:Bartoli:hearts:-inspired imagination.:)

Iceland
Jul 19th, 2008, 09:38 PM
Please Marion don't waste this HUGE opportunity of taking a Tier II title. Cmon!

Marionated
Jul 19th, 2008, 10:06 PM
Please Marion don't waste this HUGE opportunity of taking a Tier II title. Cmon!

My thoughts exactly; this is a golden opportunity for her with Serena out. However, she has to get to the final first. Now I know Ai is a good player but Marion should beat her because of Ai's lack of serve and power; I don't really think she has the weapons to beat Marion nowadays.
That long post on the previous page :lol:

bruce goose
Jul 19th, 2008, 10:19 PM
That long post on the previous page :lol:[/QUOTE]You wouldn't be referring to post #12,would you?;)

Marionated
Jul 19th, 2008, 10:41 PM
That long post on the previous page :lol:You wouldn't be referring to post #12,would you?;)[/QUOTE]

Of course! It's still hilarious rereading it for like the 5th time.

bruce goose
Jul 19th, 2008, 10:49 PM
You wouldn't be referring to post #12,would you?;)

Of course! It's still hilarious rereading it for like the 5th time.[/QUOTE]:hatoff:Though I don't know why,that kind of stuff just POPS right into my head without any deep thought.You may have seen the posts of a lovable Aussie gal named 'Nikkie' here at Tennis Forum.One day,I posted--to paraphrase--'Hi,horny girl' without even thinking over it.......and now there's a very popular thread which is titled after Nikkie's 'adopted' name.:lol:

bruce goose
Jul 20th, 2008, 02:53 AM
AWESOME! She's only won two sets in five previous meetings with Ai,and she's never taken the opener.Also,ZERO break points faced in her last 3 service games,and she took the last one EASILY....withOUT being discouraged at losing a set-taking break opportunity in the game prior....keep battling like this,you raven-haired beauty!!:hearts::hearts::hearts:

bruce goose
Jul 20th, 2008, 03:58 AM
:woohoo:Got some good details on the match from a reliable source while it was ongoing,and I had a strong hunch that Marion would finally beat Ai when she broke her back for 2-2 in the 1st set and then held easily.Marion only faced ONE break point in her last seven service games...that was in the final one.She quickly put down that threat and then closed Ai out on the third break/match point.Importantly,she never let Ai get to Game Point even when she fought off the first two Match Points.

I'm always SOOOO happy when Marion puts some of her old demons,such as 0-5 vs. Sugiyama,behind her.:D:D:D I know she speaks English and can almost surely read it...do you think she visited our thread and saw my 'love letter' to her?:hearts: It's time for Marion to show her versatility by milking a Canadian cow tomorrow.Vamos,Marion!:inlove::inlove::inlove:

Super_Marion
Jul 20th, 2008, 04:07 AM
WELL DONE MARION!!! PROUD OF YOU GIRL!! :hug:

Super_Marion
Jul 20th, 2008, 06:00 AM
AWESOME! She's only won two sets in five previous meetings with Ai,and she's never taken the opener.Also,ZERO break points faced in her last 3 service games,and she took the last one EASILY....withOUT being discouraged at losing a set-taking break opportunity in the game prior....keep battling like this,you raven-haired beauty!!:hearts::hearts::hearts:What's got into you :scratch: I thought you were into Hantuchova or somebody.:rolleyes:


Actually....................................... :fiery:

bruce goose
Jul 20th, 2008, 07:46 AM
What's got into you :scratch: I thought you were into Hantuchova or somebody.:rolleyes:


Actually....................................... :fiery:...and I will CONTINUE to be "into" Hantuchova,Marion,and a few other beauties so long as I have a pulse.Additionally,Daniela has a VERY likable nature that distinguishes her from most pretty faces.

....HOWever,only Ana I. complicates my Marion loyalties,and I am THRILLED that the 2 have rarely met....Once nearly three years ago in Toronto 2005(nail-bitingly close match)...and one MINI-match in Jan.2005 at the now-defunct Canberra where Marion was hurt and had to retire.Should the two gals meet again:eek::help:,I will judge which one is the neediest of victory at the time....Elena D. is leaning towards retiring and starting a family so this eliminates what COULD have been a conflict in the past.I'd rather see Lena get PERSONAL fulfillment as opposed to winning a mere tennis match.

Why the ":fiery:" emoticon;is this another of your Forward Much secrets like The Revolution??;)

Iceland
Jul 20th, 2008, 09:22 AM
Marion :worship:! Finally, finally the blue sky & the sun appeared in this season. So happy for her, this is the best way to start this US campaign. As always, Marion finds her real tennis later in the year :D.

Looking at the match, we can say that she can really rely on this great serve, it's real weapon now that gives her free points. This run is a reward for all her efforts to overcome this terrible start of season. The only thing which is a bit worse than last year is her defense that delivers too many shorts balls, but on the other side, those shots down the line are splendid :hearts:.

So now we can say : FIRST FINAL SINCE WIMBLEDON IN A TIER II TOURNAMENT!!! COME ON! Our Marion is back, my friends! :woohoo:

Good luck against Wozniak, the Canadian girl might be intimidated. So be aggressive and use your experience, you can do it!

up!
Jul 20th, 2008, 09:59 AM
I'm so happy for Marion :D

Dave.
Jul 20th, 2008, 01:42 PM
I can't believe Marion has the chance to win her biggest title today, it's so great! :D This has been an amazing tournament. If only she could have done it last year though. Anyway, it looks like that Wimbledon final is totally off of her back and she is playing more relaxed now.

bruce goose
Jul 20th, 2008, 01:57 PM
I can't believe Marion has the chance to win her biggest title today, it's so great! :D This has been an amazing tournament. If only she could have done it last year though. Anyway, it looks like that Wimbledon final is totally off of her back and she is playing more relaxed now.'Dave',you're a Brit so maybe you can answer:'Super M' said that she was "at the Revolution" during Wimbledon.When I asked her what the 'Revolution' was---racetrack,nice restaurant,or maybe simulation of Roundheads uprising---she played coy with me(BIG surprise,huh?):rolleyes: NOW I'm thinking that maybe the 'Revolution' is some famous male strip club in London where they re-create scenes from The Full Monty...and that Super M didn't want to reveal this in the thread...what is this 'Revolution'?

As to your post,it IS great that Marion can win her first Tier 2 even though it's less satisfying to beat Wozniak than it would be to take Serena....The improvement of the serve is a REAL cause for optimism.:)

Super_Marion
Jul 20th, 2008, 03:55 PM
...I will judge which one is the neediest of victory at the time

:fiery: :fiery:

I'm imolating

Super_Marion
Jul 20th, 2008, 04:01 PM
Marion :worship:! Finally, finally the blue sky & the sun appeared in this season. So happy for her, this is the best way to start this US campaign. As always, Marion finds her real tennis later in the year :D.

Looking at the match, we can say that she can really rely on this great serve, it's real weapon now that gives her free points. This run is a reward for all her efforts to overcome this terrible start of season. The only thing which is a bit worse than last year is her defense that delivers too many shorts balls, but on the other side, those shots down the line are splendid :hearts:.

So now we can say : FIRST FINAL SINCE WIMBLEDON IN A TIER II TOURNAMENT!!! COME ON! Our Marion is back, my friends! :woohoo:

Good luck against Wozniak, the Canadian girl might be intimidated. So be aggressive and use your experience, you can do it!

I agree. She seems to be playing a very power game right now.

It doesnt surprise me at all that she is back in a final, just pleases me.:):bounce:

Super_Marion
Jul 20th, 2008, 04:06 PM
'Dave',you're a Brit so maybe you can answer:'Super M' said that she was "at the Revolution" during Wimbledon.When I asked her what the 'Revolution' was---racetrack,nice restaurant,or maybe simulation of Roundheads uprising---she played coy with me(BIG surprise,huh?):rolleyes: NOW I'm thinking that maybe the 'Revolution' is some famous male strip club in London where they re-create scenes from The Full Monty...and that Super M didn't want to reveal this in the thread...what is this 'Revolution'?

As to your post,it IS great that Marion can win her first Tier 2 even though it's less satisfying to beat Wozniak than it would be to take Serena....The improvement of the serve is a REAL cause for optimism.:)

What? :confused: I cant remember what you're referring to, but I assume if I said "The Revolution", then of course I must have meant here, the forum, The Marion Revolution.

bruce goose
Jul 20th, 2008, 04:07 PM
:fiery: :fiery:

I'm imolatingI'm pretty sure that it's spelled "imMolating" with two "M"s....then again,they pro'bly don't use very good grammar at The Revolution strip club,do they?I'd hate to mislead Marion if she ever visits here to expand her English vocabulary.;)

bruce goose
Jul 20th, 2008, 04:10 PM
What? :confused: I cant remember what you're referring to, but I assume if I said "The Revolution", then of course I must have meant here, the forum, The Marion Revolution.OOPS!Sorry for being too dense to pick up on that:eek:...at the time,you must have been at a public cyber center in London since you were "visiting your family at the Revolution"...I just wasn't able to put it together in my head.

Super_Marion
Jul 20th, 2008, 08:56 PM
I'm pretty sure that it's spelled "imMolating" with two "M"s....then again,they pro'bly don't use very good grammar at The Revolution strip club,do they?I'd hate to mislead Marion if she ever visits here to expand her English vocabulary.;)

No you are correct.

My spelling must be famously appalling among the lurkers who read my blog.

bruce goose
Jul 20th, 2008, 09:23 PM
No you are correct.

My spelling must be famously appalling among the lurkers who read my blog.Well,I got home from church just in time to see Marion fight off 2 break points in her typically-shaky 1st service game of the match.

Before I head back to the match I'll say that you more than make up for your mediocre spelling with your provocative intellect and sassy personality.:hearts:;)

bruce goose
Jul 20th, 2008, 10:13 PM
This is BAD:(:(:( so far;Marion BLEW a chance to serve for the set and is losing to a cow who should only win tennis tournaments in the Canadian Dairy League.:rolleyes: Wozniak made the final of one of the weakest Mickey Mouse-level Tier 4s(Fes 2007),and has only made the QFs ONE other time in her career...and that was in her homeland,Quebec City in Canada---not exactly a ferocious tourney,either...right now I'm waiting on a classic Marion comeback!!:bounce:

Bartoli's Boy
Jul 20th, 2008, 10:24 PM
Oh god, I go away on holiday and the first time I get to check the forums, Marion is playing in the finals of Stanford. :eek: Watching the live score now, biting my nails.

Nooo :sad: Wozniak just broke to go 3-1 up in the second set as I'm typing.

Come on Mar :tears:

Edit: :tears: she lost. A good run though. I hope she can take confidence from that, rather than just dwell on the final.

Iceland
Jul 20th, 2008, 10:48 PM
Ola won 75 63. :sad: Played her best tennis in this final, Marion was not inspired enough -no variations in her zones-, the serve was a bit off and Wozniak had a couple of lucky shots that disgusted Marion especially when she was serving for the set at 54.
What I dislike is her lack of fighting spirit in the second set. Apart of this, I'm very happy of this week.

Still a negative ratio this season but it shouldn't last for too long. Marion:hug:

bruce goose
Jul 20th, 2008, 10:50 PM
Well,I'm gonna keep the promise I made to myself to avoid using the most vulgar profanity(Spanish,English,OR French).Marion simply can NOT expect to maintain a high ranking by losing to the sorry,third-rate Wozniaks of the world.What?Did she bribe Marion by offering her one of the 8 or 9 cakes that her fat ass was planning to eat tonight?

A cynic might say that a healthy Serena would've double-bageled Lard-Ass in the semis(probably so),and then she would've beaten Marion in the final anyway...but I'm just grasping at anything right now.:( Losing decisively to this low-talented,Canadian parade float seems to undo ANY progress that Marion was making,and I don't know HOW she can build on this:confused::confused::confused:...I practically never get drunk on Sunday but maybe it's time to break that trend:rolleyes:

Marionated
Jul 20th, 2008, 11:04 PM
I think Marion needs to get a real coach. Seriously, Walter seems like a nice man who loves his daughter alot but he isn't helping her ridiculous.
Telling her to put the weight on to get more power in her shots is just ridiculous. It saddens me that Marion isn't fulfiling her potential. She has the game to win Tier 1 and 2 titles and be a solid top 10 player but not the body. Playing all those matches in a row takes its toll on her; today she was limping really badly. And this isn't the first time this has happened. Like, I truly thought she was going to win Paris indoors earlier on this year but she injured her back in the second set of her semi against Anna C and lost something like 10 games in a row. If she was fit that wouldn't be happening. Experts like Navratilova have also said the exact same thing about her but she just won't listen to the good advice that could take her to new heights. Plus, if she were to get her body into shape she would be a much better mover and defender and therefore wouldn't have any major weaknesses in her game.
Still, it seems like she's getting her year back on a track. A tier 2 final is pretty good (though I can't overlook the fact it was very, very winnable).

Super_Marion
Jul 21st, 2008, 01:52 AM
Marion had a good week wih a poor conclusion. Dissapointing to lose to that. Very. The serve was off. The nerves where on.

How cou;d a soulgirl lose.

Super_Marion
Jul 21st, 2008, 01:55 AM
i been for more than a day. so me and B Bear are off ti beo

Super_Marion
Jul 21st, 2008, 08:16 PM
i been for more than a day. so me and B Bear are off ti beo
wt..... oh my goodness! After 25 hours awake, I was pretty sleepy when I wrote that. And Getting up in the middle of the night all week.

Anyways, Marion was injured.

Iceland
Jul 26th, 2008, 09:30 AM
Montreal draw is out :

(6) Chakvetadze - Bye
Craybas - Fichman
Q - Kleybanova
Q - (10) Bartoli
(16) Vaidisova - Sugiyama
Lisicki - Peer
Mattek - Domachowska
Bye - (3) Sharapova
Good draw for Marion :drool:. She should be able to defend her QF pts of last year. Well, I hope so... Allez!

Super_Marion
Jul 26th, 2008, 11:34 PM
Yes on the basis of the past months head to heads, then it is a decent draw. But in my view its more about the fact Marion is a decent player than about it being a decent draw. She could perform to the same standard in any of the other three sections.

Good luck Marion!!

Super_Marion
Jul 28th, 2008, 02:46 PM
Another Brit.. Mel South.

Good Luck M

Iceland
Jul 28th, 2008, 05:28 PM
Marion defeated South 63 67 60 :tape:. Such a struggle but I'm glad she recovered in the end, she didn't look tired nor injured. She just wasted energy in such a match in my opinion. No offense to the Brit but she doesn't play at the same category as Marion.
I saw the end of third set, Marion wasn't moving so well again, a bit too slow but her strokes her good. She changed her serve motion again adding some ballerina position before throwing the ball :lol:. It worked well today, 71% of first serves, 11 aces, got broken only twice.

Next : Kleybanova/Rolle.
Allez Marion! :hug:

Iceland
Jul 28th, 2008, 10:18 PM
Interview of Marion after her win:

http://www.rogerscup.com/2/en/draws/interviews/bartoli_28.pdf

Bartoli's Boy
Jul 28th, 2008, 10:39 PM
Well done Marion. :D Perhaps she shouldn't have lost a set, but 6-0 in the third is a good way to recover. :)

Can't wait to see this new service motion that Iceland mentions, hehe.

Super_Marion
Jul 29th, 2008, 12:13 AM
Well she did do ballet as a child, so it makes sense. Marion has a beautiful cultured ball-toss.

weary
Jul 30th, 2008, 10:24 AM
Good luck in Canada, Marion! :)

Iceland
Jul 30th, 2008, 07:04 PM
Marion is in the 3rd round already, she advanced on Alisa's withdrawal due to a lower back injury. I hope the Russian player is fine. That's good for Marion since even her wasn't feeling so great the last time she was on the court (dizziness). So it should enable her to recover more and get ready for a new fight against Chakvetadze.

Allez Marion :D!

Super_Marion
Jul 30th, 2008, 11:01 PM
Yeh it's a shame for Kleybanova. No on e likes it when that happens to a player. It is awkward for everyone.

Alisa is quite hefty though and hits the ball hard so one can understand how it would be possible for her to get that kind of injury.

The most important thing for us is that Marion is feeling well and ready to lay into Chakky.

Iceland
Jul 31st, 2008, 09:12 AM
Marion's draw starts to look the same as in Stanford :lol:. A brit, Chakvetadze & potentially Sugiyama in QF :D. Except that it could bring her LOT of points...
Allez Marion, don't waste your chances!!!!

BartoliBabes
Jul 31st, 2008, 02:29 PM
Alot Of Points Available!

Iceland
Jul 31st, 2008, 08:10 PM
Match stopped because of rain at 64 54 40/40 for Chakvetadze. Marion had 2 Bps in this game, Anna one MP.
Marion overall wasted so many occasions and her serve has been off. Let's hope she can give herself the chance of playing a bit more, allez!

Marionated
Jul 31st, 2008, 08:12 PM
I know. What's going on with her serve? It was so good against South. When she's injured she just spins them in. I don't know if she's injured or sick but I think that's whats going on here.

Iceland
Jul 31st, 2008, 11:02 PM
Marion won 46 75 76(4) :woohoo:.

Incredible match, such a weird one :lol:. Marion saved one more MP at 64 54, BPs at 5/5 and eventually closed the set. Then I thought 'ok it should be quick now' but Marion choked a 53 lead in the third having double match point on serve. She also had 2 more on Anna's serve... She saved BPs at 55 and finally came back from 0/2 in the tie-break! Anna made a DF at 4/5 and Marion knew she couldn't lose to her :lol:!

I'm so proud of Marion, first time this year she wins a match recovering from a 1st set deficit. Saved MPs. A second top 10 win. A QF in Tier I. And finally the end of her negative ratio!
Marion will play Ai again. This time odds are in favour of the Japonese since she had a free day to rest, Marion will surely be tired but I'm sure she will give it all. This is a huge opportunity...

Allez Marion:hearts: :banana:!!!!!!!!!

I also wanted to say that I'm leaving in holidays tomorrow, so I wish everybody to have nice time! Cheer for Marion for me! ;)

bruce goose
Jul 31st, 2008, 11:24 PM
Though I took French in high school in the U.S.,I would've laughed if you had told me during my horny adolescent years that I'd fall in love with a fat,Corsican/French girl who's less than 5'8"....Marion:inlove::inlove::inlove:

I disagree with one thing that Iceland said:IF Marion has maintained her fitness within the last week,then she can finish off Sugi quickly in straight sets and that will offset Ai's rest.Obviously,a marathon match would be disfavorable but I won't give up on my chubby cutey regardless.:)

Marionated
Jul 31st, 2008, 11:42 PM
Though I'm estatic she won, I'm worried about Marion's serve. The stats shown that is really off today, wheras it was brilliant against South. She'll need to serve better against Ai (who, by the way, has played a doubles match so hasn't had a full day of rest.) but I think she can win and get to her first tier 1 semi.
Have a good time on your holidays Iceland :)

infineon
Jul 31st, 2008, 11:50 PM
Congrats Marion! :bounce::bounce::bounce: Amazing performance and fighting attitude! :bounce: 46 75 76(4)
Now she's 3-1 against Chakvetadze!
Anyway, since Eastbourne Marion seems to find her range a little more. Go, beat and Sugiyama again to make the SF! :bounce:
What I love most about Marion is how she strikes the ball in such a clean way, her swings seem to be so natural even though she's two-handed.
In my opinion she has the best hands in women's tennis concerning ball control and accuracy. It's such a pleasure to watch her play! :bounce:

Lighter
Aug 1st, 2008, 02:39 PM
Corsican girl is still alive. Why not a rain delay in order to play later ?

bruce goose
Aug 1st, 2008, 07:38 PM
Well,I'm off to work...my beloved Marion Goose just put out two lousy service games to end the 1st set but I'm HOPING that this resulted from overconfidence in DESTROYING Sugi's serve.Now you be a good girl and close this out in two sets while I'm away,Marion.:inlove::inlove::inlove:

BartoliBabes
Aug 1st, 2008, 07:45 PM
fantastic result!:)
since eastbourne things have been looking up for marion

bruce goose
Aug 1st, 2008, 11:31 PM
Yep,hopes are high at Marionette campaign headquarters where we wait blissfully unaware of when Marion,currently on the verge of her first Tier 1,will crush us again with one of her 'mercurial' disasters.There's no point in complaining because I'm not going ANYwhere,win or lose,ain't that right,Marion:inlove::inlove::inlove:?

Super_Marion
Aug 1st, 2008, 11:33 PM
Though I took French in high school in the U.S.,I would've laughed if you had told me during my horny adolescent years that I'd fall in love with a fat,Corsican/French girl who's less than 5'8"....Marion:inlove::inlove::inlove:

I disagree with one thing that Iceland said:IF Marion has maintained her fitness within the last week,then she can finish off Sugi quickly in straight sets and that will offset Ai's rest.Obviously,a marathon match would be disfavorable but I won't give up on my chubby cutey regardless.:)

Do you want a boot in the boz? :fiery:

Super_Marion
Aug 1st, 2008, 11:36 PM
Marion you looked soulful bliss today sister. :)

bruce goose
Aug 1st, 2008, 11:58 PM
Do you want a boot in the boz? :fiery:You can't SERIOUSLY believe that I meant those words in anything but the most affectionate way.Anyhow,you're dealing with someone who is WELL acquainted with pain having been in a coma-inducing car crash;therefore,it's not the best deterrent for me.In fact,my familiarity with agony helps me to adapt to the torment that Marion sometimes causes;it's allowed me to see that the reward of Marion's triumphs outweigh her periodic downs.She's the warrior-ess who's captured my heartfelt loyalty...btw,I've changed my mind and I'll pull for Marion WHENEVER she plays Ivanovic unless Ana has recently suffered a death in the family.Fair enough???:D

Dave.
Aug 2nd, 2008, 03:26 AM
Love what Marion has been doing recently :bounce: This Tier I title is so attainable now for Marion, PLEASE just play your best :hearts:

Super_Marion
Aug 2nd, 2008, 07:51 AM
Yep,hopes are high at Marionette campaign headquarters where we wait blissfully unaware of when Marion,currently on the verge of her first Tier 1,will crush us again with one of her 'mercurial' disasters.There's no point in complaining because I'm not going ANYwhere,win or lose,ain't that right,Marion:inlove::inlove::inlove:?

You can't SERIOUSLY believe that I meant those words in anything but the most affectionate way.Anyhow,you're dealing with someone who is WELL acquainted with pain having been in a coma-inducing car crash;therefore,it's not the best deterrent for me.In fact,my familiarity with agony helps me to adapt to the torment that Marion sometimes causes;it's allowed me to see that the reward of Marion's triumphs outweigh her periodic downs.She's the warrior-ess who's captured my heartfelt loyalty...btw,I've changed my mind and I'll pull for Marion WHENEVER she plays Ivanovic unless Ana has recently suffered a death in the family.Fair enough???:D
that's better :rolleyes:

weary
Aug 2nd, 2008, 09:28 AM
Excellent job Marion! :)

Hopefully she can make the final.... ;)

Bartoli's Boy
Aug 2nd, 2008, 02:37 PM
Two finals in a row would be so awesome! :worship: But she's gotta get there first. Apparently she twisted her ankle against Sugi, so I hope she'll be fit to play today.

Come on Marion! :hearts: I really want to see a Marion-Dinara final...

bruce goose
Aug 2nd, 2008, 02:48 PM
Marion has raised her ranking from number 5 million all the way to #20 in the YEC standings...and that's withOUT calculating this week's Tier 1 points.I'm no expert on the system so can anyone comment:Does she have a reasonable chance to return to YEC or should we write that off for this season??

Super_Marion
Aug 2nd, 2008, 05:02 PM
All the girlies are mad and out to get Marion lol meeeeiiiioooow.


"I'm a tough girl, I can go far."

bruce goose
Aug 2nd, 2008, 05:19 PM
All the girlies are mad and out to get Marion lol meeeeiiiioooow.


"I'm a tough girl, I can go far."I'm fearful that you're suffering from that British Mad Cow Disease...that the madness is transferrable from bovines to lovely joggers.:eek:

bruce goose
Aug 2nd, 2008, 08:01 PM
WOW,Marion MUST be moving well otherwise the quick Cibulkova would be taking advantage.One lost service game with only other break point faced on top of that,and she SWIFTLY closed that game out.Finished the set with two straight breaks of Cibu!!!:bounce: Vamos,mi Marion preciosa!!:hearts::hearts::hearts:

Super_Marion
Aug 2nd, 2008, 08:39 PM
I'm fearful that you're suffering from that British Mad Cow Disease...that the madness is transferrable from bovines to lovely joggers.:eek:
Mad in the sense that Sugi and Chakky blew up against Marion.

bruce goose
Aug 2nd, 2008, 08:49 PM
Mad in the sense that Sugi and Chakky blew up against Marion.That could be interpreted in a couple ways:Are you saying that both losers lost their temper with Marion and,if so,what were their justifications?From Chalky this is no big surprise,but I'd never heard of Sugiyama being the hot-tempered type...the Japanese aren't exactly known for being wild and crazy.

Super_Marion
Aug 2nd, 2008, 10:50 PM
When Marion hurt her ankle Sugi hit her with a ball too, then gave some sarcastic looks when Marion took time out for treatment.

Chakky.. well she famously shouted at the ballbloy on Thursday.

bruce goose
Aug 2nd, 2008, 11:01 PM
When Marion hurt her ankle Sugi hit her with a ball too, then gave some sarcastic looks when Marion took time out for treatment.

Chakky.. well she famously shouted at the ballbloy on Thursday.Awwww,what a shame;so you're telling me that Sugiyama is having some sort of mid-life crisis.:sad:Perhaps it would encourage Ai if I told her that losing to Marion didn't cost her very much.As she hasn't won a tourney since 2004,and NEVER a Tier 1,she had as much chance of winning Montreal as YOU do.:lol: Do you think THAT would make her feel better?

Were you able to make out in which language Chalky used when shouting at the ballboy...or what she said?She may have thought it was okay to bitch and moan in English---forgetting that the Quebecois are SUPER protective of their Francophone culture....hmmmmm....I might just help Anna with the native tongue in Montreal by reading her some French poetry:devil:

bruce goose
Aug 3rd, 2008, 04:35 AM
Maybe I'm just blinded by love,but I really believe that Marion would've pulled this off had it not been for the two rain delays.Marion tends to be SUCH a streaky player;having her rhythm thrown off against a pesky type such as Cibulkova is a tough blow to fight back from.Even so,I have some genuine optimism now that she's on the right track somewhat.We'll have to see how far she can take this recent improvement while not ignoring the likelihood that she must change her arrangement with dad a little.

In the spirit of fairness,my hats off to Cibulkova who earned this win fair and square....I just wish she could've earned it in Stockholm instead of Montreal.:sad: :hearts:Marion:hearts:,mon cherie,allez!!!:)

Super_Marion
Aug 3rd, 2008, 10:34 AM
Nothing is fair and square when girls play.

But yes, the weather beat Marion not Cibulkova.

Super_Marion
Aug 3rd, 2008, 10:36 AM
Awwww,what a shame;so you're telling me that Sugiyama is having some sort of mid-life crisis.:sad:Perhaps it would encourage Ai if I told her that losing to Marion didn't cost her very much.As she hasn't won a tourney since 2004,and NEVER a Tier 1,she had as much chance of winning Montreal as YOU do.:lol: Do you think THAT would make her feel better?

Were you able to make out in which language Chalky used when shouting at the ballboy...or what she said?She may have thought it was okay to bitch and moan in English---forgetting that the Quebecois are SUPER protective of their Francophone culture....hmmmmm....I might just help Anna with the native tongue in Montreal by reading her some French poetry:devil:
bendy bus

bruce goose
Aug 3rd, 2008, 12:17 PM
bendy bus:confused: Another pretentious British term for the bus that carries folks to insane asylum?

Bartoli's Boy
Aug 3rd, 2008, 03:52 PM
I only saw the first set and a bit... did Marion keep hitting those crazy moonballs all match? It was so strange in the first set, everytime Marion hit one, she won the point I think? Cibulkova was like "oh I'll just let all these balls bounce really high and set you up to hit a big winner" :confused: I guess it was giving her so much difficulty because Cibulkova is so tiny, but I'm hoping Marion didn't keep doing it the whole match, hence losing when her opponent figured out how to deal with it?

:sad: So sad that Marion didn't get to the final. I love her new service motion though. :inlove: The commentators kept saying how awkward it looks, but I think she looks very graceful in the ballet stance.

Lighter
Aug 3rd, 2008, 08:08 PM
A long and very interesting Marion's interview here : http://www.rogerscup.com/2/en/draws/interviews/bartolifr_2.pdf

Sorry, it is in French. She explains why she was so upset. Everybody knows why now. But above all, she doesn't understand how Domi ran faster after second recovery.

She is not sure for Cincinatti. It will depend on her hankle. But for sure, she'll play Newhaven and USO of course.

Schnyderfreak
Aug 3rd, 2008, 09:02 PM
WOW I haven't been on the forum for too long but I'm very glad that Marion is doing well again with a final and a semi.ALLEZZ Keep this going Marion!! If it helps i'll stay away and follow the results anonymously ;-)

Renalicious
Aug 8th, 2008, 11:05 AM
Anyone know why she's not playing the Olympics?

bruce goose
Aug 8th, 2008, 11:53 AM
Anyone know why she's not playing the Olympics?A while back someone posted something to the effect that Marion withdrew from consideration because she wouldn't comply with France's strict specifications regarding coaching.Basically,her dad would be allowed zero role if she went to the Olympics where she could only be coached by 'so-and-so' who had been approved by the French Olympic Committee.

That may not be the absolutely clearest possible explanation but you can infer the meaning OK.Personally,I would't blame Marion for NOT feeling patriotic in light of the snotty-ass attitude that the French Federation and other higher-ranked players have shown:rolleyes:.......Maybe the Gringos should've let the Germans conquer that country after all.:(

Lighter
Aug 8th, 2008, 03:04 PM
Anyone know why she's not playing the Olympics?I already answered to this question in Western & Southern Financial Group Women’s Open thread :

In order to be clear, she disagrees with training methods of French team (too many training matchs). So, she prefers stay on her own with her father. And that is why she refused to join French team in China in the beginning of 2008. Due to ITF rules, she is not eligible fot OG.

It explains why she has made an early commitment to the 2008 Western & Southern Financial Group Women’s Open.

In fact, her last goal is to play OG in Wimbledon 2012.

Marion's Interview in French (translation in english here : http://marionbartoli.blog.co.uk/)

Q. Tu as décidé donc il y a longtemps de pas faire les JO. En ce moment tu
joues bien. Tu n'as pas un peu de regret de pas pouvoir enchaîner sur un tournoi
important comme ça?
MARION BARTOLI: Bien, en fait, je joue bien pour une certaine raison. Et si
je vais au JO dans la façon dont la fédé me le propose, de toute façon je jouerai
pas à ce niveau-là. Donc, ça sert à quoi? Vous me voyez là aujourd'hui, dans
l'état où je suis, prendre l'avion rentrer à Paris. Lundi soir je reprends l'avion
pour aller à Beijing et on me dit, bon bien c'est bien Marion, mais maintenant
pendant cinq jours tu t'entraînes comme nous on a décidé et tu fais quatre heures
par jour, parce que comme tu t'es pas entraînée assez, t'as pas fait assez de
matchs, il faut que tu fasses quatre heures par jour avec deux matchs
d'entraînement par jour, parce que comme tu joues pas toute l'année, il faut que
tu fasses des matchs d'entraînement. On a tout compris, on sait comment il faut
que tu t'entraînes. Et puis ton père, eh ben, tu le laisses à côté et on verra bien.
Eh ben, à votre avis dans une semaine je suis dans quel état et je joue comment?

bruce goose
Aug 8th, 2008, 03:13 PM
Sorry for my bad,wrong explanation,Marionettes:eek:

Lighter
Aug 8th, 2008, 03:25 PM
Sorry for my bad,wrong explanation,Marionettes:eek:It is not a patriotic problem even she's Corsican. She just wants to be trained by her father and not by Goven. Perhaps it is not true but she considers that he'll ask her to play too many training matchs. She's scared to be too tired before official matchs.

In fact, she plays very few training matchs (last one is on youtube vs Svet in Eastbourne '08). Someone I know was in Eastbourne to see Amélie and told me that Svet crushed Marion). Marion reached semi final when Svet lost very early.

Super_Marion
Aug 8th, 2008, 04:24 PM
Full explanationn http://marionbartoli.blog.co.uk/2007/12/20/non_means_non~3468207

Jim Morris and I are feeling that there may be a link between Marion's treament last week in Montreal and prior decision not to participate in the Olympics.

bruce goose
Aug 8th, 2008, 05:51 PM
Full explanationn http://marionbartoli.blog.co.uk/2007/12/20/non_means_non~3468207

Jim Morris and I are feeling that there may be a link between Marion's treament last week in Montreal and prior decision not to participate in the Olympics.Btw,I can see those sparkles around Marion even when people don't place them there with special effects....LOVE the way you forcefully state your facts and opinions(how NON-British;)).Even if she NEVER attends during her career,my dark-haired goddess from Mt.Olympus is Marion:inlove::inlove::inlove:

Super_Marion
Aug 8th, 2008, 06:14 PM
Btw,I can see those sparkles around Marion even when people don't place them there with special effects....LOVE the way you forcefully state your facts and opinions(how NON-British;)).Even if she NEVER attends during her career,my dark-haired goddess from Mt.Olympus is Marion:inlove::inlove::inlove:

Yes it's the Scottish in me. But the mild Britsh side is intact too. When Marion or Walter get hassled I get uppity lol.

Sparkly is nice. It's girlie pretty and fun. Visit more often, you've got a lot to say!:)

bruce goose
Aug 8th, 2008, 06:34 PM
Yes it's the Scottish in me. But the mild Britsh side is intact too. When Marion or Walter get hassled I get uppity lol.

Sparkly is nice. It's girlie pretty and fun. Visit more often, you've got a lot to say!:)Thanks,amiga!:) The truth is,unless it grieves Marion herself,I'm not too upset that she's not attending these Olympics.

It saddens me somewhat that Beijing was even given these games;I have some very close Taiwanese friends whose mainland family members face the risk of death,imprisonment or torture every day due to their loyal Christian beliefs.The individual Chinese citizens are pro'bly similar to us in most basic respects.However,their government leaders resemble savage animals more than they do people.The Inferno is a perfect destination for them in the afterlife,and it'll be their just reward.

Cincinnati has had its share of pollution problems though they're likely doing better than "misty":rolleyes: Beijing right now.Get some fresh air and kick some ass before heading to Queens,Marion!:hearts:

Super_Marion
Aug 8th, 2008, 07:12 PM
Yes I agree boiling clay just isnt for Marion. Although there is a wonderful pic of her all warrior-like with sweat-soaked hair wrapped around her face on the night she beat Kerber.

Less happily there is that pic of Marion barefoot and tearful, shoes dangling from her paws, as she left court following defeat to Dellacqua at AO. Heat and Marion dont work well together.

I'm sleepy and making no sense lol goodnight.

bruce goose
Aug 8th, 2008, 11:54 PM
I'm sleepy and making no sense lol goodnight.It's ADORABLE to see a sharp-minded mid-30s gal rambling:kiss::kiss::kiss:...enjoy that beauty sleep,Super M!:)

Super_Marion
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:23 PM
Jamea and then probably Tax Garbin, with Amelie in the quarters, and the trophy on Sunday :)

Lighter
Aug 10th, 2008, 05:38 PM
Top-seeded Marion Bartoli (2007 Wimbledon finalist and semi-finalist last week at Montreal) vs. wild card Jamea Jackson on Tuesday night as Key matchups set.

Super_Marion
Aug 11th, 2008, 08:11 PM
WOW I haven't been on the forum for too long but I'm very glad that Marion is doing well again with a final and a semi.ALLEZZ Keep this going Marion!! If it helps i'll stay away and follow the results anonymously ;-)
Brw, it's good to see you :)

weary
Aug 12th, 2008, 11:06 AM
Good luck against Jamea!

Go Marion!! :)

Renalicious
Aug 12th, 2008, 11:20 AM
Marion vs Jamea :inlove: If anyone watches it please tape it! :D If Marion loses though :tape:

bruce goose
Aug 12th, 2008, 04:33 PM
Two years ago at Birmingham,Sharapova was the 2-time defending champion and she was receiving TONS of hoopla--and likely causing heart palpitations amongst British teen boys--due to her swimsuit photoshoot.She had a HUGE power advantage on grass yet,in the semis,Jamea--previously winless vs.Maria--wrapped the helpless Masha SNUGLY in her cocoon and sealed her up in a lovely pink bow.Jamea CRUSHED a lot of guys' hearts with THAT one:devil:,and she gave Zvonareva a super-tough 1st-set fight in the final before Vera pulled away in the 2nd.

Injuries have apparently slowed Jamea so we haven't seen her potential re-surface much since then.I DO expect Marion to win,but JJ won't roll over if our gal decides to sleep-walk through the match.Stay focused Marion!!:hearts::hearts::hearts:

Super_Marion
Aug 12th, 2008, 04:54 PM
Absolutely, all the infamous banana skins are playing Cincy and New Haven... Osterloh.. King.. Mattek..

bruce goose
Aug 12th, 2008, 04:57 PM
Absolutely, all the infamous banana skins are playing Cincy and New Haven... Osterloh.. King.. Mattek..Banana skins???? Are they anything like Crash-test Dummies or Punching Bags???

Super_Marion
Aug 13th, 2008, 10:52 AM
Marion retired 2 all in 2nd set due to abdominal injury. She lost the first set on a tie break to 6, and was struggling with her serve from the first game.

bruce goose
Aug 15th, 2008, 05:45 PM
Marion retired 2 all in 2nd set due to abdominal injury. She lost the first set on a tie break to 6, and was struggling with her serve from the first game.It must have been a troublesome injury.Jamea is a scrappy battler but she's not the kind of player who would drive you to surrender while the score was so close.ANY updates on Marion's health situation would be sincerely appreciated.

Super_Marion
Aug 16th, 2008, 11:10 PM
Not a word en anglais.

She's k :)

bruce goose
Aug 16th, 2008, 11:19 PM
Not a word en anglais.

She's k :)So she's ready to battle in Connecticut then,huh,Super M?She had better be because Mattek is 2-1 H2H vs. Marion and Pronka has raised her level quite a bit since Marion won their only previous meeting.

It's almost 12:30 in Scotland;shouldn't you be resting up and getting your beauty sleep?:kiss::kiss::kiss::wavey:

Alizť Molik
Aug 17th, 2008, 12:26 AM
I hope marion doesn't push herself too far before the USO :(

bruce goose
Aug 17th, 2008, 04:51 AM
I hope marion doesn't push herself too far before the USO :(At the risk of sounding snide,I don't think that she'll get too worn out from withdrawing in her 1st match.However,there IS a chance that she could aggravate the abdominal strain by playing when it's not fully healed.Hopefully she'll be prudent in assessing her health.I was already stunned when Ana's drunken,idiot medical staff misdiagnosed her thumb injury and caused her to worsen it by entering the Montreal tourney.......which made her miss the Olympics....If Marion had to skip the USO,I'd be SOOOOO depressed that I'd have to carjack some European guy's luxury vehicle as a catharsis.:eek:

Super_Marion
Aug 17th, 2008, 06:11 PM
However far she goes this week, the main focus is the US Open and getting beyond the 4th round this time. Last year she met Serena 6-4 6-4. This year, who knows.... Bartoli def. Safina 6-4 6-4 in the final would be cool.

Yep juicy goosy am great thank you :wavey:

Schnyderfreak
Aug 17th, 2008, 08:07 PM
Brw, it's good to see you :)

Thx good to be here again. i was very caught up with a new job so my personal life vanished like dracula seeing the sun.
it's a pity to see that Marion got injured again, this year really is a rollercoast experience for her,but that's also part of the sport I guess.
I agree with "juicy goosey" :p that the USO should be her main focus to be as fit as possible instead of playing the lesser tournaments for the sake of playing them and not being fully prepared for the big tournament.

bruce goose
Aug 17th, 2008, 09:07 PM
However far she goes this week, the main focus is the US Open and getting beyond the 4th round this time. Last year she met Serena 6-4 6-4. This year, who knows.... Bartoli def. Safina 6-4 6-4 in the final would be cool.

Yep juicy goosy am great thank you :wavey:You know,there are LOTS of Latino men who'd interpret nickname-giving as a sign of flirtation:kiss:;).In all seriousness,though,I'm glad that you're well and hope that Marion gives us some special USO memories.This is my favorite of the Slams.:)

Marionated
Aug 17th, 2008, 09:11 PM
Well Marion will play Pironkova in round 2. They have met once before- Marion easily winning 2 and 1 in Indian wells last year. Let's hope history repeats itself.
Allez Marion!

Super_Marion
Aug 17th, 2008, 10:28 PM
You know,there are LOTS of Latino men who'd interpret nickname-giving as a sign of flirtation:kiss:;).In all seriousness,though,I'm glad that you're well and hope that Marion gives us some special USO memories.This is my favorite of the Slams.:)
Do you want a baisting? And a big fork up you're feathered derrier? :devil:

The 2nd bit of your post is bang on messsage :) :bounce: If we dont believe then there's no point in being fans. We see, we love, we believe, BARTOLICRAFT.

Super_Marion
Aug 17th, 2008, 10:34 PM
[QUOTE=Schnyderfreak;13871219]Thx good to be here again. i was very caught up with a new job so my personal life vanished like dracula seeing the sun.QUOTE]

But that's perfect, bacause Marion has been playing in the middle of the night European time. I went to bed at 9:30 PM for the Jackson match, and gotr up at 1:30 AM lol.

bruce goose
Aug 17th, 2008, 10:47 PM
Do you want a baisting? And a big fork up you're feathered derrier? :devil:

The 2nd bit of your post is bang on messsage :) :bounce: If we dont believe then there's no point in being fans. We see, we love, we believe, BARTOLICRAFT.So glad that you enjoyed the ENTIRE message:kiss::kiss::kiss:;)

Pronka is a very streaky player;even if she's playing at her peak,Marion SHOULD be able to hold the line and wait her out.

Schnyderfreak
Aug 18th, 2008, 07:18 PM
But that's perfect, bacause Marion has been playing in the middle of the night European time. I went to bed at 9:30 PM for the Jackson match, and gotr up at 1:30 AM lol.

:lol: I guess you're right. it's time to get used to the nightcrawling cuz of the time differences towards the USO. Better to start now indeed.
Let's Marionate Pironkova and send her home cursing and smashing rackets !!:devil:

bruce goose
Aug 18th, 2008, 07:23 PM
Let's Marionate Pironkova and send her home cursing and smashing rackets !!:devil:You're right about the FIRST part;kick her ass,Marion!....but don't send Pronka home;send her on a stress-relieving vacation to Northern Mexico where she can overcome her disappointment at losing with a nice,romantic encounter there.;)

Super_Marion
Aug 18th, 2008, 10:31 PM
Pronko's fortunes are heading south Gooseyboy. Pronto. :D

Super_Marion
Aug 18th, 2008, 10:37 PM
So glad that you enjoyed the ENTIRE message:kiss::kiss::kiss:;)
Pronka is a very streaky player;Noone can save her bacon :D


Marion's had her weetabix!!!


:D Sorry, it's a Brit thing! :bouncy:

Pironkoctail cummin up!!

bruce goose
Aug 18th, 2008, 11:26 PM
Noone can save her bacon :D


Marion's had her weetabix!!!


:D Sorry, it's a Brit thing! :bouncy:

Pironkoctail cummin up!!Actually,I DO know "weetabix" so you didn't get me on THAT one.:lol:

Yes,Pronka is a lovely bird to gaze at but her tennis is quite UNinspiring so my loyalties are completely unchallenged here.I'd like to see a hard-court push that returns Marion to YEC,if possible.:)

bruce goose
Aug 20th, 2008, 12:12 AM
Ummmmm...Mme. Bartoli,we would PREFER that you not play with fire so often,even when facing a lower-ranked player such as Pronka.Though we are THRILLED with your gutty win,your next opponent will probably be hungry up-and-comer Wozniacki,and you need no reminder of your H2H with HER.She's good,but this is STILL a winnable match if you hold to YOUR game...VAMOS,MARION!:hearts:

Super_Marion
Aug 20th, 2008, 08:01 PM
Ummmmm...Mme. Bartoli,we would PREFER that you not play with fire so often,even when facing a lower-ranked player such as Pronka.Though we are THRILLED with your gutty win,your next opponent will probably be hungry up-and-comer Wozniacki,and you need no reminder of your H2H with HER.She's good,but this is STILL a winnable match if you hold to YOUR game...VAMOS,MARION!:hearts:

News wires had written Marion off by the end of the set. Hence the lack of photos from AP and Getty.How silly of them. Didnt they learn anything from the Keothavong match? Or MP down against the Chak? Bartoli is a FIGHTER.

The surface suits Marion better this time Bruce Goose. Faster. Not as high a ball bounce. Ideal for Marion...... Unless she's in a playful moonball mood again, like against Domi in the first set. hehe

bruce goose
Aug 20th, 2008, 08:11 PM
News wires had written Marion off by the end of the set. Hence the lack of photos from AP and Getty.How silly of them. Didnt they learn anything from the Keothavong match? Or MP down against the Chak? Bartoli is a FIGHTER.

The surface suits Marion better this time Bruce Goose. Faster. Not as high a ball bounce. Ideal for Marion...... Unless she's in a playful moonball mood again, like against Domi in the first set. heheWe'll find out tomorrow in which direction Marion's hard-court season is headed as she faces a tough Slam-level competitor.I sure hope you're right,Miss Sharp-minded Sugar Buns!:kiss: I'm headed out to my afternoon class:wavey:

Renalicious
Aug 21st, 2008, 12:17 AM
Omg is her next opponent Caro!? :sobbing: WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

C. W. Fields
Aug 21st, 2008, 08:13 AM
I hope marion doesn't push herself too far before the USO :(

No need to worry, her match against Caro today will be her last at New Haven. Plenty of time to rest before USO! ;)

Iceland
Aug 21st, 2008, 08:15 AM
Hello everybody, I'm back from holidays! (:sad:/:D)
Marion is still giving us a big scare at every match she plays but at least she wins now. Good luck against Caroline, she has to beat her and she should anyway :lol:.

Iceland
Aug 21st, 2008, 08:17 AM
No need to worry, her match against Caro today will be her last at New Haven. Plenty of time to rest before USO! ;)
We didn't ask for your opinion. And for God's sake, please stop overestimating your Caroline 'I can't hit a winner' Wozniacki.

weary
Aug 21st, 2008, 08:27 AM
Good win in R2 Marion! :)

Now take out Caro.... :unsure:

C. W. Fields
Aug 21st, 2008, 09:31 AM
We didn't ask for your opinion. And for God's sake, please stop overestimating your Caroline 'I can't hit a winner' Wozniacki.

C'mon, it was a JOKE! You know, humour!? Ever heard of the concept? I cheer for Caro, you cheer for Marion and that's fine, no need to be rude. But if it makes you feel better, then Caro writes in her blog that she doesn't consider herself the favorite against Marion because of their previous meetings. She doesn't look back and each match starts from scratch in her mind.

bruce goose
Aug 21st, 2008, 03:24 PM
C'mon, it was a JOKE! You know, humour!? Ever heard of the concept?Yes,it's understandable that you'd cheer for Caro since she plays under your flag(even though she's REALLY Polish by blood).I could offer a detailed description of how lovely Caro:hearts: is except 'Super M' might get mad at me.;)However,you might want to be careful with such jokes within the individual fan forums of Caro's opponents.This particular group is quite civilized IMO but you'd get some nasty profanity thrown your way if you told the same joke in,say,one of the Sharapova threads.Marion sometimes struggles against certain players who are below the upper elite(e.g. Dushevina),so we'll see if this continues vs. Caro or not...today will tell the story.

Super_Marion
Aug 21st, 2008, 05:37 PM
It's enfuriating when you talk jiggy about Marion... :fiery: But talking jiggy about OTHER PLAYERS in the Marion forum, well el bandido, that's positively INCENDIARY!!!!! :le explosiv: :massive boom:
Yes,it's understandable that you'd cheer for Caro since she plays under your flag(even though she's REALLY Polish by blood).I could offer a detailed description of how lovely Caro:hearts: is except 'Super M' might get mad at me.;)However,you might want to be careful with such jokes within the individual fan forums of Caro's opponents.This particular group is quite civilized IMO but you'd get some nasty profanity thrown your way if you told the same joke in,say,one of the Sharapova threads.Marion sometimes struggles against certain players who are below the upper elite(e.g. Dushevina),so we'll see if this continues vs. Caro or not...today will tell the story.

Iceland
Aug 21st, 2008, 06:01 PM
C'mon, it was a JOKE! You know, humour!? Ever heard of the concept? I cheer for Caro, you cheer for Marion and that's fine, no need to be rude. But if it makes you feel better, then Caro writes in her blog that she doesn't consider herself the favorite against Marion because of their previous meetings. She doesn't look back and each match starts from scratch in her mind.
Well, I didn't get the sarcasm, I read comments from Danes praising Caroline to heaven & disrespecting Marion because of the one-sided H2H. I thought you were among them, sorry about my reaction, but it was a bit bold to write this in her forum.

bruce goose
Aug 21st, 2008, 07:09 PM
It's enfuriating when you talk jiggy about Marion... :fiery: But talking jiggy about OTHER PLAYERS in the Marion forum, well el bandido, that's positively INCENDIARY!!!!! :le explosiv: :massive boom:Well,if I wasn't clear before:I'd like Marion to lay Caro across her knees and spank her until she begs for mercy and admits that Marion is the vastly superior player....
This doesn't mean that I'd be rude if Caro were ever lost while vacationing here and badly needed directions.;)Just like I'D seek out a bright,medium-height Scottish lass:hearts: if I were ever lost in Edinburgh:)....Saw Marion's new WTA video card today on the Tour website:inlove::inlove:

bruce goose
Aug 21st, 2008, 08:24 PM
Memo to Marion: Yes,I realize that you may not take my suggestions or criticisms seriously given the fact that you destroy my will to resist by tossing your hair playfully.However,there ARE some Marionettes here who DO have greater willpower and they're as faithful as you could ever ask for.You make it SORTA difficult to rebuke visiting fans of your opponents when you:accumulate one break point for the ENTIRE match vs. a giggler who JUST turned 18:(;get bageled swiftly in the 2nd set:mad:;and run your H2H to 0-3 when NONE of the matches have caused much perspiration for your foe:fiery: Marion,you MIGHT want to give your fans who are less insane than myself SOME basis for confidence:rolleyes: as we run through the U.S./European hard court stretch.

Marionated
Aug 21st, 2008, 08:40 PM
Sigh. I dunno guys. Another very disheartening scoreline. I'm really concerned looking at her winning percentage behind her first serve. It's very inconsistent. In Stanford she was serving very well and getting lots of cheap points behind her first serve. But today :tape:...
I'm hopeful that maybe she kinda tanked a bit to prepare for the US open, where, sadly, she doesn't have the best of draws (Davenport in the 3rd round :sad:). We'll just have to wait and see how she plays, but I'm confident she can atleast get to the 3rd round.

C. W. Fields
Aug 21st, 2008, 09:04 PM
Well, I didn't get the sarcasm, I read comments from Danes praising Caroline to heaven & disrespecting Marion because of the one-sided H2H. I thought you were among them, sorry about my reaction, but it was a bit bold to write this in her forum.

Yes, I can see how my post might be misinterpreted considering their H2H. I won't do it again. But you should know I certainly respect Marion. Caro has yet to accomplish results on the same level as what Marion did last year, but hopefully she will as she matures.

Bartoli's Boy
Aug 22nd, 2008, 03:29 AM
Well ouch, that was a painful loss. :awww:

And welcome back Iceland. Hope you had a nice holiday. :)

bruce goose
Aug 22nd, 2008, 04:13 AM
It's enfuriating when you talk jiggy about MarionNot to be picky,Sugar Buns:kiss:,but I think it's spelled with an "I" as in (I)nfuriating---unless you Brits spell it differently than the gringos.Since I'm ALSO 35,I'll need my beauty sleep now,too.:wavey:

Renalicious
Aug 22nd, 2008, 07:11 AM
:sad: She can't seem to win more than 5 games against Caro...

Iceland
Aug 22nd, 2008, 07:43 AM
Wow Marion :help:. She just has no idea on how to play Caroline! :lol:

Well it seems that Marion still struggle with consistency, Caroline is no threat when a hard hitter can cut down on the UE level. It's precisely this point that puts her in jeopardy each time. Caro also has a high first serve percentage, even though her serve is slower than most girls of top 30, it has to bother Marion since she loves killing 2nd serves.

I'm not too disappointed by this loss, Caroline is a top 20 girl now, although I'm still a bit sceptical, she is somebody hard to play. At least for Marion ^^. As C. W. Fields said, more time to prepare US Open. Marion didn't seem affected by this disappointing performance, she even praised Caro's talent.

Iceland
Aug 22nd, 2008, 07:54 AM
Yes, I can see how my post might be misinterpreted considering their H2H. I won't do it again. But you should know I certainly respect Marion. Caro has yet to accomplish results on the same level as what Marion did last year, but hopefully she will as she matures.
I also overreacted, sorry about that :hug:. Congrats to Caroline, she will climb high, for sure ;).

Super_Marion
Aug 22nd, 2008, 06:41 PM
Not to be picky,Sugar Buns:kiss:,but I think it's spelled with an "I" as in (I)nfuriating---unless you Brits spell it differently than the gringos.Since I'm ALSO 35,I'll need my beauty sleep now,too.:wavey:It doesnt stop there Brucee.. how about 'inconveniAntly', I dont use spell check.. I just reread my posts later on and go hmmmmmmm that dont look right.

Super_Marion
Aug 22nd, 2008, 06:45 PM
Our baby got a doin' lastnight.

She'll just need to take it out on Davenport next week.

bruce goose
Aug 22nd, 2008, 06:57 PM
It doesnt stop there Brucee.. how about 'inconveniAntly', I dont use spell check.. I just reread my posts later on and go hmmmmmmm that dont look right.Those imperfections are part of your charm:hearts::kiss:

As for Davenport,she's kidding herself;she might still love tennis but her body is telling her,"Give it up,Lindsay," and she's just not listening....Not sure what her mindset is since she has nothing much to prove....Marion can DEFINITELY take Lindsay

Super_Marion
Aug 22nd, 2008, 07:20 PM
I asked for Pepperoni.

bruce goose
Aug 22nd, 2008, 07:28 PM
I asked for Pepperoni.:confused::confused::confused:

Super_Marion
Aug 22nd, 2008, 09:16 PM
:confused::confused::confused: lmao

Nevermind.:kiss:

bruce goose
Aug 23rd, 2008, 12:09 AM
lmao

Nevermind.:kiss::woohoo: 'Super M' blew me a kiss:woohoo:

Just for that,I'll reward her--whenever Mme. Bartoli wins the USO--by flying to the UK and giving her a passionate,Latino:kiss::kiss::kiss::D

First things first;Marion is 2-0 lifetime vs. Voskoboeva and ought to be able to handle the 1st round--DESPITE her 'mercurial' status--without too much trouble.:)

bruce goose
Aug 23rd, 2008, 07:08 PM
WOW!!! Caro lost the 1st set in the Pilot Pen final,and then she came back and pretty much steam-cleaned Chalky in the 3rd set after a tighter 2nd.This is made even more impressive because Anna HAD been 7-0 in career finals.Caro also won her previous WTA event in Stokholm and was only knocked out of the Olympics by an amazing Dementieva who took her play to another level.

I'm reaching for excuses,of course,but this mitigates Marion's loss somewhat as Caro has been in dominant form of late.I REALLY believe,too,that she can handle Lindsay at the USO if she moves her side-to-side a lot.I DON'T think that Round-of-16 is too much to expect of Marion:hearts:

Super_Marion
Aug 24th, 2008, 04:34 PM
I no care yo 4 Caro. :fiery:

Super_Marion
Aug 24th, 2008, 04:35 PM
:woohoo: 'Super M' blew me a kiss:woohoo:

Just for that,I'll reward her--whenever Mme. Bartoli wins the USO--by flying to the UK and giving her a passionate,Latino:kiss::kiss::kiss::D

First things first;Marion is 2-0 lifetime vs. Voskoboeva and ought to be able to handle the 1st round--DESPITE her 'mercurial' status--without too much trouble.:)Mercury is hot :devil:

Super_Marion
Aug 24th, 2008, 04:38 PM
and lethal

So boys and gentleman, are you'z all tooled up and ready to take New York?

B A R T O L I C O M B A T S Q U A D

bruce goose
Aug 24th, 2008, 04:41 PM
Mercury is hot :devil:So are YOU,Miss Sassy,Intellectual Sugar Buns:kiss::kiss::kiss::kiss::kiss:...people from jolly ol'--STUFFY;)--England and savage,Aztec Mexico can be brought together in unison for Queen Marion:hearts:.......ain't we a pair???:lol:

Super_Marion
Aug 24th, 2008, 06:24 PM
Phew. Just as well i'm from Britain then.

Hey I couldnt play tha new M vid. Dunnno why. But the tiny image looks freaking excellent.... It's like a spooky horror movie with Marion the vampire temptress....... :D :D

ANYWAYS.... back to tennis. It's Wozniak the Canadian Bruce, not Wozniaki. Lindsay hasnt played a tournament in months. So If she's not a 100% it'll show in the first round.

bruce goose
Aug 24th, 2008, 10:42 PM
Phew. Just as well i'm from Britain then.

Hey I couldnt play tha new M vid. Dunnno why. But the tiny image looks freaking excellent.... It's like a spooky horror movie with Marion the vampire temptress....... :D :D

ANYWAYS.... back to tennis. It's Wozniak the Canadian Bruce, not Wozniaki. Lindsay hasnt played a tournament in months. So If she's not a 100% it'll show in the first round.Both of them have beaten Marion recently but the Canadian cow will be MUCH easier to beat if Marion plays her game.Lindsay is unlikely to be "100%" even if she doesn't have a specific injury.Tall,bulkier women simply don't age well athletically and are prone to stiffness and other troublesome aches and pains whenever they see lots of activities.Marion should DEFINITELY be setting the Fourth Round as a goal of hers....Now she must simply meet her potential with effort.

Keep trying to catch that video;Marion is SOOOOO charming:inlove: in it....ummmmm.....and I mean that in a Platonic way,of course:help:

:woohoo: You're jealous since I said that Caro was cute;),but you should WELL realize that I prefer Marion to spank the young barbie doll.Besides,I only GLANCE at the young cuties whereas I seek out those sassy,sharp-tongued broads who are my OWN age.;)good luck viewing that vid of Queen Marion:wavey:

Super_Marion
Aug 24th, 2008, 10:55 PM
But what's with the vamp stuff!! ;) I sure hope she draws some Russian blood tommorrow............. mmmmmmmmmmmmmm bite Bartoli. BITE!

Jings am getting worse than you BeeGee

bruce goose
Aug 25th, 2008, 04:22 AM
Jings am getting worse than you BeeGeeGuess that means that Marion causes compatibility amongst tennis fans:kiss::kiss::kiss:...'Jings':lol:....I just LOVE your British-only slang.:wavey:

Super_Marion
Aug 25th, 2008, 02:45 PM
read Oor Wullie, or The Broons, Scottish comic books... lots of Jings in those pages.

15 MINUTES AND COUNTING. CMON MARION!!!

bruce goose
Aug 25th, 2008, 03:09 PM
read Oor Wullie, or The Broons, Scottish comic books... lots of Jings in those pages.

15 MINUTES AND COUNTING. CMON MARION!!!Even with her mercurial-ity,I wouldn't worry over THIS one.The best thing you can say about the 6' Russian Galina is that some men....ummmm....well...it's conceivable possible that one or two guys MIGHT consider her extremely attractive:help:....but that's just speculation,of course.According to her WTA profile she has never made a WTA QF and has NEVER been beyond the 2nd Round of a Slam.She beat the 83rd-ranked Gagliardi at the 2006 AO before Kirilenko dismissed her in straight sets,and also beat the 207th-ranked Youlia Fedossova in this year's RG 1st Round...and this is the FULL scope of her Slam glory so NO excuses,Marion:hearts:!!

Super_Marion
Aug 25th, 2008, 04:04 PM
revised oop. On 2nd on court 11.

Sure, but her best results are on hard courts. And someone said that She mas the first player to take a set off Maria Sharapova this year.

Her looks are irrelevant to her tennis Mister!

Marionated
Aug 25th, 2008, 06:43 PM
Marion into the second round with an easy 6-2 6-3 victory.

Served very well today (3 aces and lots of big first serves) and hardly made any errors (6 in the 1st set, 3 in the 3rd) ,and she hit 14 winners.

One thing that was poor though was her second-serve returning in the 2nd set.

Point of the match was the 2nd point. Voskoebeva looked to be in control throughout untill Marion hit an amazing defensive lob which enabled her to end the point at the net.

bruce goose
Aug 25th, 2008, 06:51 PM
Well,my instincts were right and :hearts:Marion:hearts: won easily!!!:D:D:D 'Super M' was acting like an emotionally-erratic female over NOTHING because our Queen Marion was in control the WHOLE TIME.:woohoo: Yep,Marion only lost 5 games total to the tall Russian gal who is.....ummmmm.....you know.....just MAYBE a little better than average-looking(do you think that 'Super M' is reading this right now?):help: Her next opponent is either Ruano Pascual(2-0 in Marion's favor :))or 6' blonde,blue-eyed Petra Kvitova who impressively beat defending champion Venus Williams in the 1st round of Memphis and is.....well....I better stop right there:help::help: VAMOS,MARION!!!:hearts:

Super_Marion
Aug 26th, 2008, 12:08 AM
She was playing with a black and white racquet today, matching her black and white outfit. I'm assuming it's the same O7 with different tape.

BG, I wasnt worrying. I was just being respectful to the player. And will you STOP talking about how players look!! lol.... in the name of the wee man!

bruce goose
Aug 26th, 2008, 03:02 AM
She was playing with a black and white racquet today, matching her black and white outfit. I'm assuming it's the same O7 with different tape.

BG, I wasnt worrying. I was just being respectful to the player. And will you STOP talking about how players look!! lol.... in the name of the wee man!:rolleyes:Well,'Super M',I doubt that Galina's going to feel slighted unless she reads our thread so your claim that you were 'respecting her' with your 'she took a set from Sharapova' comment sounds like...how do I put this?.......BULLSHIT!:lol: You were being a NINNY whether you admit it or not!:devil:...and,btw,I got over those male "size" jokes EONS ago.:)

:hearts:Marion:hearts: will NOT be facing former Czech prom queen Kvitova after all but,even if she WERE,my vigor for our Corsican/French heroine wouldn't waver ONE IOTA.Besides,I don't really go for Czech women too much....I mean,they're OKAY though they're NOTHING like sassy Scottish intellectual gals in their mid-30s who have toned their buns from years of healthy jogging exercise:drool::inlove:....only a Queen such as Marion could outdo one of THOSE lasses.;)

Super_Marion
Aug 26th, 2008, 08:51 AM
Respectful. Just as I have did with Ruano Pascual if you read the previews.

I cant say i've ever studied how Voskoboeva looks, or any player for that matter. But judging on the basis of the wta photo she looks an everyday attractive young lady. So I dont why your fussing. Where you watching the match on US TV and perving out or something? :rolleyes:

bruce goose
Aug 26th, 2008, 11:41 AM
Just as I have did

So I dont why your fussing. Where you watching the match on US TV and perving out or something? :rolleyes:It's "just as I have 'DONE'..." since 'Done' is the past participle of the verb 'Do',Sassy Girl!:)....and,as for my motives,they are pretty shallow....I enjoy teasing you,yet you keep biting on the same bait EVERY time:lol:.......take it easy,sweet lass:kiss::kiss::kiss::hug:...and be happy & rejoice that Marion is en route to the 2nd week of a Slam again:D

Iceland
Aug 26th, 2008, 06:31 PM
a big congrats on my favourite marion! happy to see that she made of this match an easy win. it could have been more complicated, i missed the match sadly but im sure i'll have more occasions to watch her super aggressive shots :hearts:
im full of hope for this us open, i really hope she can make it to the qf....

allez marion, you're the best!
best thoughts from poland, guys! :wavey:

bruce goose
Aug 26th, 2008, 06:44 PM
a big congrats on my favourite marion! happy to see that she made of this match an easy win.
im full of hope for this us open, i really hope she can make it to the qf....

allez marion, you're the best!
best thoughts from poland, guys! :wavey:Thanks for the well-wishes,Iceland!:wavey: I'll put in a long-distance call to NYC relaying your message to :hearts:Marion:hearts: You should watch her new video if you haven't seen it yet....Another good excuse to fall in love with her.:)

Super_Marion
Aug 26th, 2008, 06:56 PM
a big congrats on my favourite marion! happy to see that she made of this match an easy win. it could have been more complicated, i missed the match sadly but im sure i'll have more occasions to watch her super aggressive shots :hearts:
im full of hope for this us open, i really hope she can make it to the qf....

allez marion, you're the best!
best thoughts from poland, guys! :wavey:Why stop at the quarters. Let's jam! :bouncy:

Super_Marion
Aug 26th, 2008, 07:01 PM
fall in love with her.:)I havent seen it yet :(

bruce goose
Aug 26th, 2008, 07:18 PM
I havent seen it yet :(Don't worry,you'll eventually find someone who has a good connection and you can watch it there.:) I like your renewed enthusiasm for a deep tournament run for Marion:D :kiss::kiss::kiss:

Super_Marion
Aug 26th, 2008, 07:43 PM
Hopefully better connecton by Oct/Nov.

bruce goose
Aug 26th, 2008, 11:26 PM
Hopefully better connecton by Oct/Nov.Awwww:kiss::hug:,if you vacation in northern Mexico between now and October,you can sit on my lap and watch Marion's vid from MY computer.:)

Super_Marion
Aug 27th, 2008, 07:52 PM
Awwww:kiss::hug:,if you vacation in northern Mexico between now and October,you can sit on my lap and watch Marion's vid from MY computer.:) And feel your breeks catch fire :fiery:

Super_Marion
Aug 27th, 2008, 07:55 PM
It looks like Marion is playing with the O3 White.

bruce goose
Aug 27th, 2008, 07:57 PM
And feel your breeks catch fire :fiery::lol: NO,I'd behave and you wouldn't feel my "breeks" catch fire..I'd even let you sit in the chair by yourself if you preferred:angel:....If you smiled,though,during Marion's USO-clinching victory,I MIGHT feel tempted to lean over and :kiss::kiss:

Super_Marion
Aug 27th, 2008, 08:41 PM
I think I'd prefer to watch the final from the safety of the Bronx in a '77 blackout.

:bolt:

Bartoli's Boy
Aug 27th, 2008, 11:35 PM
Our Marion better go deep into the tournament so I might actually get to see her play a match :shout: Wish I had a multiscreen service to use...

Come on Mar! Looking good on the live score anyway. :yeah:

bruce goose
Aug 27th, 2008, 11:38 PM
I think I'd prefer to watch the final from the safety of the Bronx in a '77 blackout.

:bolt:Ohhh,Sugar Buns,unless you've invented a word,you misspelled your sig....it's "satirists" withOUT an "L".I wish I got a kiss for every spelling error you made:woohoo:...but then you'd probably mess up on purpose.;)

I'd like to stay and chat but I just arrived home in time to view Queen Marion:hearts: so....Duty calls:)

bruce goose
Aug 28th, 2008, 02:39 AM
:woohoo: Marion wins easily again,and 'Super M' thinks that she's communicating telepathically with our Queen:lol: Supposedly by telling Marion to respect her opponents,somehow she can persuade Mme.Bartoli to play more pointedly.I'm not complaining about the results:)

Marion SHOULD have a big quickness and stamina edge on Lindsay,and she ought to wear her down by forcing lots of lateral movement.Five more wins and I fly to the UK to find myself a Scottish lass for some:kiss::kiss::kiss::woohoo:

Super_Marion
Aug 28th, 2008, 03:52 AM
Another good win. :)

No spelling mistake Bruce Goose.

bruce goose
Aug 28th, 2008, 03:56 AM
Another good win. :)

No spelling mistake Bruce Goose.If I'm not mistaken,it's around 5 a.m. in the UK;are you getting your beauty sleep?;):kiss:

Super_Marion
Aug 28th, 2008, 06:39 AM
No. I'm getting no sleep really.

Salitirist is I guess a personal pronoun for those who parade the saltire.

bruce goose
Aug 28th, 2008, 12:10 PM
No. I'm getting no sleep really.

Salitirist is I guess a personal pronoun for those who parade the saltire.Well,I searched the expanded dictionary and there was no listing at all for 'saltire'....maybe you're referring to 'salt tires' that you use on snowy roads??

Anyhow,get some rest if possible,Sugar Buns:hug:;we all want you 100% for the Marion-beats-Lindsay celebration:)

Renalicious
Aug 28th, 2008, 12:13 PM
Okay It's been a good tournament so far. I don't expect her to win against Lindsay but I wouldn't be surprised if she did. Lindsay is hitting really clean, it's hard to outpower her. Marion needs to move her side to side and expose her lack of movement. Hopefully Lindsay doesn't do the same to Marion.

bruce goose
Aug 28th, 2008, 12:14 PM
No. I'm getting no sleep really.

Salitirist is I guess a personal pronoun for those who parade the saltire.Just found it after double-checking;another British-only English word from your sweet lips:):kiss:...not apersonal pronoun,though;just a regular,cleverly-contrived noun

Lighter
Aug 28th, 2008, 12:43 PM
If you want to see and lesson Marion in French : http://video.eurosport.fr/tennis/us-open/2008/contente-de-mon-jeu_vid84136/video.shtml

Very quiet.

Iceland
Aug 28th, 2008, 01:21 PM
Nice new avatar Super Marion, our princess is truely a star :hearts:!!

Good to see Marion in the 3rd round, it was really expected after her great Summer but it is very reassuring that she has not lost a set yet :yeah: She could have certainly done better against Ruano, lets say that she is keeping her best for Davenport, hehe!!

Marion wasnt really expecting Lindsay to play that well from what I read in some interviews, its true that Lindsay is worth so much better than her current rank. It should make a great match at any rate, I soooooo want Marion to win!!! Lets go for a revenge!!!!!

Super_Marion
Aug 28th, 2008, 09:24 PM
Just found it after double-checking;another British-only English word from your sweet lips:):kiss:...not apersonal pronoun,though;just a regular,cleverly-contrived noun

Bruce Goose, ask any Scottish member of Tennis Forum what a Saltire is, Most English members should know too. And it’s a noun in very common usage too. For example I heard it all the time on BBC’c Olympic coverage. But I bet as usual you know all this and are just getting me to bite bite bite and BITE AGAIN!!! Gawd I so wish you where Lindsay Davenport right now I’d bite your arse off!!!

Here you go. FIRST entry on Google; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saltire

SECOND entry on Google; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Scotland

I consider Andy Murray a saltirist.

Super_Marion
Aug 28th, 2008, 09:54 PM
Okay It's been a good tournament so far. I don't expect her to win against Lindsay but I wouldn't be surprised if she did. Lindsay is hitting really clean, it's hard to outpower her. Marion needs to move her side to side and expose her lack of movement. Hopefully Lindsay doesn't do the same to Marion.

Wozniak did that against Serena at Stanford and fluked a win over Serenaís with a dodgy knee. But Lindsay knee must be better cos she dumped Wozniak in two in the first round.But getting Lindsay moving to the corners and the net has got to play an important role, otherwise Lindsay will just bat her off the court. Lindsay doesnt want a workout. She just wants to get through the sardine rounds in two with big serves.

Super_Marion
Aug 28th, 2008, 09:57 PM
Nice new avatar Super Marion, our princess is truely a star :hearts:!!

Good to see Marion in the 3rd round, it was really expected after her great Summer but it is very reassuring that she has not lost a set yet :yeah: She could have certainly done better against Ruano, lets say that she is keeping her best for Davenport, hehe!!

Marion wasnt really expecting Lindsay to play that well from what I read in some interviews, its true that Lindsay is worth so much better than her current rank. It should make a great match at any rate, I soooooo want Marion to win!!! Lets go for a revenge!!!!!

Thanks :) Itís actually a reference to the American stars and stripes as a promo logo on my blog But youíre right, it works on both levels, because she is a star too :angel: . Wish I upload could the avatar to itís normal size.

bruce goose
Aug 29th, 2008, 02:00 AM
Bruce Goose, ask any Scottish member of Tennis Forum what a Saltire is, Most English members should know too. And itís a noun in very common usage too. For example I heard it all the time on BBCíc Olympic coverage. But I bet as usual you know all this and are just getting me to bite bite bite and BITE AGAIN!!! Gawd I so wish you where Lindsay Davenport right now Iíd bite your arse off!!!Like I told you,I eventually found it but it IS one of those English words that a simple Mexican would never see cuz they don't use that term in the U.S. or Canada....I'd enjoy your physical attacks as much as I love the verbal ones.:hearts::kiss:

Lindsay is getting to that point in the tourney where her stamina tends to dip so I hope that this trend continues.She's had her moments of glory and it's :hearts:Marion's:hearts: turn.

Schnyderfreak
Aug 29th, 2008, 07:35 PM
Good Luck against Lindsay tonight Marion!!
The BARTOLICOMBATSQUAD is always behind you!! ( good one Super Marion :) )

IceHock
Aug 29th, 2008, 07:37 PM
Good Luck against Amelie tonight Marion!!
The BARTOLICOMBATSQUAD is always behind you!! ( good one Super Marion :) )

I'm not a fan of Marion but just thought i'd tell you she plays Lindsay. :p

Iceland
Aug 29th, 2008, 08:24 PM
Im starting to feel a bit nervous about today's match, if Lindsay is in a good day, it might be extremely hard. Marion will have to variate her zones of play, being aggressive in the center of the court wont be enough indeed. Serve will be important too...
Marion can do it, allez!

Marionated
Aug 29th, 2008, 10:23 PM
Im starting to feel a bit nervous about today's match, if Lindsay is in a good day, it might be extremely hard. Marion will have to variate her zones of play, being aggressive in the center of the court wont be enough indeed. Serve will be important too...
Marion can do it, allez!

True. She's been doing that a lot lately.

Super_Marion
Aug 29th, 2008, 11:28 PM
She has to play to her strength's firstly, like her returning, and also mix it up, and get Lindsay moving.

It's natural to be nrevous Iceland, I am too. It's Marion's biggest match since since US Open last year.

Super_Marion
Aug 29th, 2008, 11:55 PM
RAIN? Wonder how long for.

Bartoli's Boy
Aug 30th, 2008, 12:16 AM
How's it going Super M? More rain I see... :rain:

But our Mar is up a break and serving amazing! So that calls for the happy umbrella I think :umbrella:

Iceland
Aug 30th, 2008, 12:22 AM
Im so gutted because Marion was playing so well. I hope it wont break the momentum... I have been waiting for this match all day long and this bloody rain is wasting everything, Im so spent Im not going to last long tonight. :(

Allez Marion!

Super_Marion
Aug 30th, 2008, 12:22 AM
:bounce:Oh man she is on fire!!

Marionated
Aug 30th, 2008, 12:23 AM
Im so gutted because Marion was playing so well. I hope it wont break the momentum... I have been waiting for this match all day long and this bloody rain is wasting everything, Im so spent Im not going to last long tonight. :(

Allez Marion!

Me too. Hopefully it doesn't mess her up. She's serving bombs out there.

Super_Marion
Aug 30th, 2008, 12:31 AM
Time for a Bartoli Combat Squad group hug? And big mug of coffee! :)

Super_Marion
Aug 30th, 2008, 12:37 AM
The big orange drying fans are on court, so play should resume soon....

Iceland
Aug 30th, 2008, 12:38 AM
Maybe ^^ It's good to see you here, Im feeling so alone!
Hope play will resume before 3 otherwise I'll go to bed sadly... Dont want to spend my night waiting. Its a shame cause I love what Im seeing of Marion! Aggressive, quick and she serves really well!!!!!

Super_Marion
Aug 30th, 2008, 01:04 AM
Marion is playing reaally aggressive.... three aces and two double faults,
Her firsi serve percentage is 10 to 15 percent up on previous matches.

KEEP THE ENERGY UP MARION CUMMMON BABE CMON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Renalicious
Aug 30th, 2008, 01:13 AM
Woohoo 6-1. :D :D :D well done Marion.

Bartoli's Boy
Aug 30th, 2008, 01:15 AM
:eek: Wow, what a set! I guess there was no reason to worry about the rain breaking her momentum... she went out and broke Lindsay straight away. Really stylish lob after the drop shot. :drool:

Like Super M says though, I hope she can keep this level up. Marion has been playing out of this world so far. :bounce: Surely you're not thinking about going to bed Iceland? ;)

Renalicious
Aug 30th, 2008, 01:18 AM
Excellent passing shot. 1-0 second set.

Renalicious
Aug 30th, 2008, 01:19 AM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Omg my TV is switching the match to Guccione-Radek!!! :o :o :o

bruce goose
Aug 30th, 2008, 01:27 AM
:woohoo: They're showing Marion-Lindsay right now:D on ESPN instead of that stupid soccer that my countryfolk blindly love so much:rolleyes:....Marion is moving so elegantly and Lindsay looks frustrated....if this keeps up I'm flying to the UK 2 Sundays from now to give a Scottish lass a BIG :kiss::kiss::kiss: Bammer awaits the winner so the QFs are VERY much within reach for :hearts:Marion:hearts:

Renalicious
Aug 30th, 2008, 01:31 AM
Is there any livestream :bigcry:

bruce goose
Aug 30th, 2008, 01:38 AM
:bounce::bounce::bounce: 4-2 2nd set,and she looks so regal,poised and lovely:inlove::inlove::inlove: 15-40 for double break:bounce:

bruce goose
Aug 30th, 2008, 01:44 AM
Well she lost the break chance but Lindsay made some good shots;I DEFINITELY wouldn't say that Marion choked it away.She's still doing well despite the expected pro-Lindsay crowd:)

Renalicious
Aug 30th, 2008, 01:48 AM
30-30 :scared:

Renalicious
Aug 30th, 2008, 01:51 AM
mp COME on take it Marion...

bruce goose
Aug 30th, 2008, 01:51 AM
WHAT COMPOSURE!:Marion lost TWO close line calls and STILL pulled it out for 5-3...30-30 on L.D.'s serve now...MATCH POINT NOW!!:D

Renalicious
Aug 30th, 2008, 01:55 AM
Dammit. Marion to serve for the match. Please don't choke Marion. :sobbing: i can already feel her choking.

JUVEDERM POWER!!! :sad:

Renalicious
Aug 30th, 2008, 01:59 AM
0-40. :mad: Pffft. it's not a Marion match if there aint no choke.

Renalicious
Aug 30th, 2008, 02:00 AM
They're both choking now...

bruce goose
Aug 30th, 2008, 02:00 AM
0-40. :mad: Pffft. it's not a Marion match if there aint no choke.Thanks for the kind words:(

Renalicious
Aug 30th, 2008, 02:01 AM
Chokers yum yum :drool:

Renalicious
Aug 30th, 2008, 02:01 AM
Thanks for the kind words:(

You're not Bartoli :confused:

bruce goose
Aug 30th, 2008, 02:06 AM
You're not Bartoli :confused:She already gets an abundance of insults from the asshole French Tennis Federation....I think her fans can give her a SLIGHT break

Renalicious
Aug 30th, 2008, 02:07 AM
Haha, Davenport. Ha..ha...

Renalicious
Aug 30th, 2008, 02:08 AM
She already gets an abundance of insults from the asshole French Tennis Federation....I think her fans can give her a SLIGHT break
what, she's choking, this is what is happening.

Renalicious
Aug 30th, 2008, 02:12 AM
my nerves. :mad: Lindsay is hitting the lines so often. grrr. BP for Lindsay.

bruce goose
Aug 30th, 2008, 02:13 AM
what, she's choking, this is what is happening.Lindsay hit a lucky fucking shot that BARELY touched the line or this match would be over

Renalicious
Aug 30th, 2008, 02:15 AM
Marion is not making enough first serves. She's not hitting or serving as she should be, or as she was in the first set.

6-6 now. :sad:

Renalicious
Aug 30th, 2008, 02:20 AM
5-2 lead in the TB, come on Marion.

Renalicious
Aug 30th, 2008, 02:22 AM
COME ONNN!!! Omg what a win. YESSSS. Well done Marion!!! :inlove: :woohoo:

bruce goose
Aug 30th, 2008, 02:23 AM
Marion is playing a multiple-Slam champion in front of a hostile crowd so I'd hardly give her a hard time.You wanna see a CHOKER;look at Ivanovic who lost to a popcorn vendor...in fact,Marion JUST dusted Lindsay off!!Look for "chokers" somewhere else!!:( VAMOS,MARION!!:hearts:

Super_Marion
Aug 30th, 2008, 02:28 AM
SHES DUNNIT!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Marionated
Aug 30th, 2008, 02:32 AM
:worship: Flawless before she had to serve for it.
A great chance to make the quarters now :)

Alex72
Aug 30th, 2008, 02:32 AM
:woohoo: Marion!