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fouc
Aug 12th, 2008, 04:39 AM
and i'm going to sleep now. pathetic

AnomyBC
Aug 12th, 2008, 04:41 AM
Well there goes another top player......

Hardiansf
Aug 12th, 2008, 04:41 AM
What a waste of opportunity, Aga...
Good luck to Fran.

vma
Aug 12th, 2008, 04:42 AM
Aga was leading *4:1 and *6:5
she was also ahead in the TB
pathetic!

DownTheLine21
Aug 12th, 2008, 04:42 AM
I'm must say that I'm shocked. I definitely didn't see Schiavone pulling this one out.

Mikey.
Aug 12th, 2008, 04:42 AM
Amaze Fran :worship: I'm impressed.

vma
Aug 12th, 2008, 04:42 AM
Well there goes another top player......
big :lol:
after what she's been showing recently

muniu
Aug 12th, 2008, 04:43 AM
I'm really pissed off. I don't care about her result in NY.

Serenita
Aug 12th, 2008, 04:43 AM
Well Well.
Schiavone...yay

gumoll
Aug 12th, 2008, 04:44 AM
really, really, really bad :(

huge disappointment here :(

spriwi
Aug 12th, 2008, 04:44 AM
:bigcry: awful performance aga according to stats, so many UEs....

aga has sp in the second at her own serve @ 6-5 in the tiebreak, she was also leading 6-5 in the 2nd set and serving, but got broken to love :o

go to U.S. and prepare for the USO now, but to make it up for this kind of sad surprise for the polish people (after all this delusional talk about a medal) you will have to win this slam :tape:

Sharapova's_Boy
Aug 12th, 2008, 04:45 AM
Fran :banana:

olivero
Aug 12th, 2008, 04:45 AM
Omg.
I knew it will be tought, but stil...

I guess it's because of the weather. She said that it's awful to play in the mornings there. Anyway it sucks :sad:

Congrats Fran. Reach the semis now :)

Aga, do your best in doubles with Marta :)

CrossCourt~Rally
Aug 12th, 2008, 04:45 AM
Well there goes another top player......
:confused: Franny won!

LefandePatty
Aug 12th, 2008, 04:46 AM
Franny:)

Pasta-Na
Aug 12th, 2008, 04:46 AM
franny always play well when she represents her country :p

spriwi
Aug 12th, 2008, 04:47 AM
I'm really pissed off. I don't care about her result in NY.

many polish people think the way you do. this was an ultimate chance for aga to charm this nation with tennis, olympic medals are SO important here...
who cares for slams, what are slams ??? (i mean: that's the way people who arent tennis fans think....)

Amalgamate
Aug 12th, 2008, 04:49 AM
Aga wasted a huge opportunity :tape:

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 12th, 2008, 04:49 AM
Aga seemed not in good form today.
She was behind in the second set I think but comeback and had her chances but failed at the end.:o :smash: :(
Congrats Fran!:)

tennnisfannn
Aug 12th, 2008, 04:52 AM
franny always play well when she represents her country :p
well said, i remember when she beat Seles and Kim in 02 almost back to back in honour of her country, she is such a fighter.

RenaSlam.
Aug 12th, 2008, 04:53 AM
:tape:

Lulu.
Aug 12th, 2008, 04:55 AM
Aga. :help:

Can't believe you lost this match.

fouc
Aug 12th, 2008, 04:55 AM
Robby Radwański:

Włoszka zagrała na swoim normalnym poziomie, a Agnieszka bardzo słabo. Grając na takim poziomie nie da się wygrać nawet z zawodniczką średniej klasy. Agnieszka słabo serwowała, nie wychodził jej wolej. Na igrzyskach trzeba grać na maksa, a tak, to można sobie grać na turnieju w Kielcach. Z całym szacunkiem dla Kielc. Dlaczego Agnieszka grała tak słabo? Nie mam pojęcia, kobieca psychika jest nieodgadniona.

Francesca played her regular and Agnieszka was very poor. Playing that level you can't win even with mediocre player. Aga was serving badly, her volley didn't work. If u are at Olympics, u have to play your maximum, and this was good for tournament in Kielce [small polish town]. With all due respect to Kielce. Why was Aga playing that bad? I have no idea, women's psyche is inscrutable.


very fast translation, sorry for mistakes

http://www.zczuba.pl/zczuba/1,90960,5579222,Igrzyska_w_Pekinie_Z_czuba_i_na_zy wo.html

lympyisthebest
Aug 12th, 2008, 04:57 AM
franny always play well when she represents her country :p

I was just about to say that.

Fran :worship:

LeRoy.
Aug 12th, 2008, 04:58 AM
If you believed a lot of posters on this board Aga was supposed to be a potential medalist. :o

Great Job Franny :yeah:

LindsayRulz
Aug 12th, 2008, 04:59 AM
Fran :)

Deck
Aug 12th, 2008, 05:09 AM
Francesca :woohoo:

go and make Italy proud:)

M.S.F
Aug 12th, 2008, 05:19 AM
Aga :o

Play better at US Open :rolleyes:

Shoulderpova
Aug 12th, 2008, 05:39 AM
Franny:woohoo::bowdown::drool:
Franny made Radwanska taste her own medicine :drool::dance::yippee:

vma
Aug 12th, 2008, 06:25 AM
Aga seemed not in good form today.
She was behind in the second set I think but comeback and had her chances but failed at the end.:o :smash: :(

actually, she was up a double break! (*4:1) :tape::tape::tape:

starin
Aug 12th, 2008, 06:59 AM
looks like we found another SF'ist at USO. enjoy the rest Radwanska

So Disrespectful
Aug 12th, 2008, 07:01 AM
Daniela didn't drop a game to Schiavone in a practice match earlier this week. :sad:

Mynarco
Aug 12th, 2008, 07:06 AM
Aga :o
I expect a SF finish here :o
How can she waste a double break in 2nd set?

Agata.
Aug 12th, 2008, 07:06 AM
such things unfortunately sometimes happen :sad:

Aga was playing badly today so it must have ended like that. Nevermind, Olimpics tennis competition is not that important, however I really hate the 2008 edition :o I'm pretty sure Jelena will lose in 3r round to make me hate this Olimpics even more.

Aga :hug: At least you will have more time to fully recover from your injury and prepare for the USO

BTW, Aga was so angry after the last point, that she even threw her racqet, which is not really common for her

sharapovarulz1
Aug 12th, 2008, 07:09 AM
Aga :( WTF?

olivero
Aug 12th, 2008, 07:12 AM
If you believed a lot of posters on this board Aga was supposed to be a potential medalist. :o

Great Job Franny :yeah:

Well she was a potential semifinalist considering her poor quarter. Now I don't think anyone from the top half (except Serena) will get a medal.

jonny84
Aug 12th, 2008, 07:35 AM
Shocker. Cannot believe that Aggy lost this.

Dexter
Aug 12th, 2008, 07:36 AM
Congrats Fran, she's was the favourite anyway as she led H2H.
Aga. :hug: Better luck in NY.

Adal
Aug 12th, 2008, 07:36 AM
Fran :worship:

meb
Aug 12th, 2008, 07:50 AM
Aga :sobbing:

What have you done??

Beat
Aug 12th, 2008, 07:52 AM
great win, francesca!

trainspotter
Aug 12th, 2008, 07:53 AM
Well, let's face thats's a big dissapointment particularly after all the hype in the media. Time to rest Aga but this is a big opportunity wasted, hope you're gonna do better in London 2012 ...

Dinayer
Aug 12th, 2008, 07:56 AM
:sobbing:

Caipirinha Guy
Aug 12th, 2008, 07:59 AM
Oh, Aga. But never mind, she will rest more before US Open.:) I think that injury could be a potencial reason of her lost match. She didn't train a lot. It was enough for Chan, but not for Schiavone.

Congrats to Schiavone, good performance what shocked me as she was losing everything after French Open :)

FORZA SARITA
Aug 12th, 2008, 08:24 AM
Francy:worship: she's totally another player when plays for Italy:lol: good draw now...but she will lose as ALWAYS against Bepa:smash: plz not this time:(

Nikkiri
Aug 12th, 2008, 08:29 AM
Aga :(

F-R-E-A-K
Aug 12th, 2008, 08:43 AM
Franny :D :D

Elwin.
Aug 12th, 2008, 08:47 AM
omg yes Fran :hearts: :banana:
What a victory :rocker:

Destiny
Aug 12th, 2008, 08:52 AM
Franny at last

keep going

Bartosh
Aug 12th, 2008, 08:53 AM
Easier road to the semi-final for Vera/Shahar :banana:
Nice job Francesca :yeah:

skanky~skanketta
Aug 12th, 2008, 08:53 AM
Congrats Fran! Impressive how she turns it up when representing Italy!

skanky~skanketta
Aug 12th, 2008, 08:55 AM
Easier road to the semi-final for Vera/Shahar :banana:
Nice job Francesca :yeah:
With the way they've been playing recently? I hope so. I would love for both/either of these girls to medal!

young_gunner913
Aug 12th, 2008, 08:58 AM
Franny :eek: Not expected but great job! :worship:

Like Skanky said, it's amazing how well she turns up the heat when she's playing for Italy. :D

MalJackson
Aug 12th, 2008, 08:58 AM
Aga?????????

Wtf?

mc8114
Aug 12th, 2008, 09:01 AM
:speakles:

smokovec
Aug 12th, 2008, 09:07 AM
Well done Francesca, unexpected result. :worship:

fouc
Aug 12th, 2008, 09:41 AM
the saddest thing is that it was neither her finger nor temperature. There is none to blame but Aga... maybe except for her father/coach, whose unnecessary, misogynistic comments really pissed me off (he said later today, that she lost because she is a woman). I would rather he looked for real reasons of this loss as his work is.

Sally Todd
Aug 12th, 2008, 11:45 PM
the saddest thing is that it was neither her finger nor temperature. There is none to blame but Aga... maybe except for her father/coach, whose unnecessary, misogynistic comments really pissed me off (he said later today, that she lost because she is a woman). I would rather he looked for real reasons of this loss as his work is.

What's up with that? So he was insinuating Fran is a man? Not cool. :(

If he were to say Aga lost because she was playing someone who annoyingly grunts when the ball is on her opponent's side of the court, then he'd have a leg to stand on. :tape:

I love Aga and I'm not a Fran fan. But it's true: Schiavone really turns it up a notch when she plays for Italy. Plus, she's notched some bigger wins in her career than a win over Aga.

Weirdly, Fran owns Aga. She's now won all 3 times they played.

I don't know what the hell was up with Aga in the second set. She really blew it. :tape:

I hope she gets over to the US quick and adjusts to the new time zone before playing New Haven. At least she's looking better than the other top seed there, Szavay. But doing better than Agi :sad: this year isn't saying much.

Dawson.
Aug 13th, 2008, 12:57 AM
wow radwanska's so called fans are soooo harsh on her :eek:. its not a terrible loss, schiavone has had bigger wins than this in her career and as mentioned, always plays well when she represents italy.

well done fran, i hope she can reach the semis :)

CrossCourt~Rally
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:08 AM
FRANNY :yeah:

Amalgamate
Aug 13th, 2008, 02:27 AM
That top quarter :help:

Agata.
Aug 13th, 2008, 08:43 AM
What's up with that? So he was insinuating Fran is a man? Not cool. :(

No, he was only saying that women's psyche (so also Agas one) is inscrutable, so he doesn't know why Aga played so badly.

I hope she gets over to the US quick and adjusts to the new time zone before playing New Haven. At least she's looking better than the other top seed there, Szavay.

Aga withdrawn long time ago from New Haven ;)

Vamos Feńa
Aug 13th, 2008, 09:46 AM
when I saw this result I was like "what the hell?" :confused:
5 secunds later I said oh well... happens, it's not that big a deal.
You guys, especially Poles are totally overreacting. You read our stupid newspapers and believe in everything ->
Our hopes for medals:
Gruchała, Radwańska, the swimmers, volleyball and handball players, Blanik (gimnastics) and so on...
Now Gruchała sucked and lost, Aga lost, women's volleball team loses 2matches. Gimme a break, these are just people like you and me! Can't stand the pressure or had a bad day and the fight for medal is over. You guys should take it easy and not expect too much, then every medal would be a nice surprise :) Even Blanik asked not to put a pressure on him although he's a favourite alongside Romanian Dragulescu. He wants to remain calm because one small mistake and you're out.
On the other hand look at those whom you didn't pay attention to -> Dariusz Popiela or Sagun-Lewandowska, we know next to nothing about them and suddenly they were close to top 3. That happens when you know you're not a favourite and nobody cares about you, especially in Poland...

Now the sad truth: Poland will never be a hub of a universe in sport so you'd better sit in front of tv and enjoy watching the games :wavey:

Brava Francesca! :)

fouc
Aug 13th, 2008, 06:33 PM
i don't know why u connected our disappointment with other polish olympics players' losses. i totally don't care about popiela sagun-lewandowska, whoever they are. and whether "we" collect 187 medals or 0, it is of no big importance to me. what's relevant is that aga lost terribly with worse player in an important tourney, after giving us hopes that she can make semifinal. This was the only medal that would matter, really.

and second thing is that some of us are getting worried that here comes another "worse period" in her career

Vamos Feńa
Aug 13th, 2008, 07:42 PM
i don't know why u connected our disappointment with other polish olympics players' losses. i totally don't care about popiela sagun-lewandowska, whoever they are. and whether "we" collect 187 medals or 0, it is of no big importance to me.


I wanted to critisize all the Poles, because if a sportsman wins - everyhing's fine, however if he/she loses that the bashing begins... The same was here with Aga. "OMG how could you lose!!" Shame!! and so on... btw I'm surpirsed noone asked Aga to retire :rolleyes: :lol:
Looking at her 1st match when she fall 1:5 to Chan (no offence) it was obvious that she's not at her best and Shiavone won't be a piece of cake, especially knowing that Francesca plays differently than Sharapova, Kuznetsova or other hard hitters.

aga lost terribly Terribly? Oh c'mon. Marta lost terribly (AGAIN) against one of the weirdest player in womens tennis (read. Pironkova)

and second thing is that some of us are getting worried that here comes another "worse period" in her career
And you say it after one tournament? Please... Even if she loses early in US she's still having a great season winning 3 tournaments,reaching 2QFs, 4r in Grand Slam and career high #9. Aga'll be fine

p.s. for me being disappoited isn't equal to bashing and thing like that.
p.s.2 I don't want to argue ;)