PDA

View Full Version : The Serbs were whupped


court70
Jan 8th, 2009, 07:02 PM
http://bahamaderek.wordpress.com/2009/01/08/both-serbs-have-a-bad-day/


Both Serbs have a bad day!

World number 1 Jelena Jankovic was demolished by Venus Williams in Hong Kong 6-2, 6-2, in a match that the Serb would like to forget. While a few hours previously her compatriot Ana Ivanovic lost to Amalie Mauresmo in Brisbane. Mauresmo, who had not shown much of her old form in her previous match, played well enough to beat the tired looking Ivanovic. This loss is a huge blow to Ivanovicís confidence, where she needed to win to prove she belongs in the top echelon of female players. On paper she was due for an easy tournament being the only top 10 player in the draw, and really no one to beat.

Venus played the complete match in her warm-up clothes. She served 9 aces, and made only 5 unforced errors in a one-sided match where Jankovic was being cheered as the underdog. How can the best player in the world be considered the underdog? But the crowd, who were hoping for a third set, cheered in vain for the Serbian player to no avail as Jankovic had no answer to the powerful game of Venus Williams. If Venusís intent in playing the JB Classic was to send a message to the other players on tour, she certainly succeeded. She finished 2008 on a winning note in Doha by taking the Tour Championship, and she looks just too strong for any player except her sister. In a recent interview she said she has no plans to retire, and feels as fit as she has ever felt. She has to be the favourite to win the Australian Open.

vwfan
Jan 8th, 2009, 07:05 PM
http://bahamaderek.wordpress.com/2009/01/08/both-serbs-have-a-bad-day/


Both Serbs have a bad day!

World number 1 Jelena Jankovic was demolished by Venus Williams in Hong Kong 6-2, 6-2, in a match that the Serb would like to forget. While a few hours previously her compatriot Ana Ivanovic lost to Amalie Mauresmo in Brisbane. Mauresmo, who had not shown much of her old form in her previous match, played well enough to beat the tired looking Ivanovic. This loss is a huge blow to Ivanovicís confidence, where she needed to win to prove she belongs in the top echelon of female players. On paper she was due for an easy tournament being the only top 10 player in the draw, and really no one to beat.

Venus played the complete match in her warm-up clothes. She served 9 aces, and made only 5 unforced errors in a one-sided match where Jankovic was being cheered as the underdog. How can the best player in the world be considered the underdog? But the crowd, who were hoping for a third set, cheered in vain for the Serbian player to no avail as Jankovic had no answer to the powerful game of Venus Williams. If Venusís intent in playing the JB Classic was to send a message to the other players on tour, she certainly succeeded. She finished 2008 on a winning note in Doha by taking the Tour Championship, and she looks just too strong for any player except her sister. In a recent interview she said she has no plans to retire, and feels as fit as she has ever felt. She has to be the favourite to win the Australian Open.:eek: Go Venus.

Win your next two matches and hit the practice courts in Melbourne.

Direwolf
Jan 8th, 2009, 07:15 PM
"She finished 2008 on a winning note in Doha by taking the Tour Championship, and she looks just too strong for any player except her sister."

she just bagelled her...

Direwolf
Jan 8th, 2009, 07:16 PM
didnt novak lose like
6-4 6-4 to someone from the top 100?

nevetssllim
Jan 8th, 2009, 07:17 PM
And to add to the Serbian thumping, Djokovic lost in the first round in Brisbane to Gulbis! He's certainly someone with a lot of talent, albeit slightly erratic, but I still thought Nole would come through rather easily.

Dini.
Jan 8th, 2009, 07:19 PM
Yeah Novak lost to Gulbis. So thats all top 3 Serbs losing earlier than previously predicted.

RenaSlam.
Jan 8th, 2009, 07:19 PM
didnt novak lose like
6-4 6-4 to someone from the top 100?

Gulbis. He's one of the most talented up and comers and he's ranked 53. He'll be in the Top 20 by the end of the year.

hotandspicey
Jan 8th, 2009, 07:27 PM
Go Vee. Show them how it's done! :devil:

DA FOREHAND
Jan 8th, 2009, 07:32 PM
http://bahamaderek.wordpress.com/2009/01/08/both-serbs-have-a-bad-day/


Both Serbs have a bad day!

World number 1 Jelena Jankovic was demolished by Venus Williams in Hong Kong 6-2, 6-2, in a match that the Serb would like to forget. While a few hours previously her compatriot Ana Ivanovic lost to Amalie Mauresmo in Brisbane. Mauresmo, who had not shown much of her old form in her previous match, played well enough to beat the tired looking Ivanovic. This loss is a huge blow to Ivanovicís confidence, where she needed to win to prove she belongs in the top echelon of female players. On paper she was due for an easy tournament being the only top 10 player in the draw, and really no one to beat.

Venus played the complete match in her warm-up clothes. She served 9 aces, and made only 5 unforced errors in a one-sided match where Jankovic was being cheered as the underdog. How can the best player in the world be considered the underdog? But the crowd, who were hoping for a third set, cheered in vain for the Serbian player to no avail as Jankovic had no answer to the powerful game of Venus Williams. If Venusís intent in playing the JB Classic was to send a message to the other players on tour, she certainly succeeded. She finished 2008 on a winning note in Doha by taking the Tour Championship, and she looks just too strong for any player except her sister. In a recent interview she said she has no plans to retire, and feels as fit as she has ever felt. She has to be the favourite to win the Australian Open.


because she's not the best player in the world, or even on the WTA tour.

don't confuse ranked number 1 with best.

Dodoboy.
Jan 8th, 2009, 07:44 PM
I was just thinking this!

santhuruu
Jan 8th, 2009, 07:50 PM
Well I'm not getting my hopes too much. Sometimes miracles happen to players, like last year when Ivanovic played really bad in Hong Kong but somehow managed to raise her game in Sydney and at Melbourne. I'm sure Jankovic will raise her level of game, since it was her first match of the season and immediately against a top player too.

Nice to see Venus hitting many aces, when was the last time that she hit 9 aces in a match?

Most important thing though of all is that every player is healthy and let's keep it that way!