View Full Version : Dubai 3R: (5) Zvonareva def (11) Bartoli 5-2 ret

Feb 18th, 2009, 07:51 AM
Marion retired. Too bad because it was quite a good match.

Feb 18th, 2009, 07:52 AM
wonder what's wrong???

Feb 18th, 2009, 07:53 AM
good for bepa

Feb 18th, 2009, 07:53 AM

Feb 18th, 2009, 07:54 AM
Knew that was gonna happen, once Vera consolidated a break...Marion knew she had no chance. She has been struggling physically through her last two matches but me thinks this retirement is more mental.

Congrats Vera :) Keep going.

Feb 18th, 2009, 07:54 AM
poor marion the vera curse continues.

:bounce: vera.

Feb 18th, 2009, 07:56 AM
Her blisters must have been really bad. :sad:

Feb 18th, 2009, 07:57 AM
Seems like there is nothing very serious... Just a very bad blister which was bleeding from what I've seen. Shame that she's giving up but on the other hand, she didn't have much time to rest after her first two marathons.
Good luck in QF Vera!

Feb 18th, 2009, 07:58 AM
A shame. Had really bad blisters :sad:

But this match just shows Marion is quite capable of outplaying Zvonareva. She started well, hitting winners and forcing errors, but she had numerous unforced errors and double faults on game/break points (could of been up 4-0) :smash:

Get well for next week :hug:

Congrats Vera.

Feb 18th, 2009, 07:58 AM
Only 1 out of 8 break points won. But it was a good match with 7 very closed games.

Vera won't be in Monterrey. Good luck.

Feb 18th, 2009, 08:00 AM
well done vera.

marion 2 retirements already this saeson.

Feb 18th, 2009, 08:01 AM
Expected :shrug:

Lord Choc Ice
Feb 18th, 2009, 08:04 AM
It didn't look like Marion was 100% well in the first two matches either but two matches won is OK.

Well done Vera. You probably would've won anyway. :)

Feb 18th, 2009, 08:05 AM
Yay Bepa! :banana:

Feb 18th, 2009, 08:06 AM
Get well Marion. :sad:

Congrats Vera. :)

Feb 18th, 2009, 08:10 AM
Bepa :bigclap:

Marion employed the same tactics that she used against Dzej Dzej - trying to hit every 2nd serve return for a winner.

It worked at the beginning when Bepa's serve was :help: (two double faults in a row to go down *0-30 in her opening service game :tape: ), but she couldn't keep it up.

Again, Bepa was too strong off the ground and kept moving the ball from side to side. Marion had to go for winners, but missed most of the time.

Bepa knew that if she could withstand the early onslaught and move Marion around, she would be able to take control of the match.

Entirely expected :dance:

Feb 18th, 2009, 08:22 AM
Marion should have been UP 5-1!!!!

jimbo mack
Feb 18th, 2009, 08:31 AM
wow, what a year vera is having already. sf oz open, champion pattaya, and already in quarter-finals here..

Feb 18th, 2009, 08:36 AM
Well done Vera :)
I was expecting another bagel but never mind ;) Good luck in the QF

Miss Amor
Feb 18th, 2009, 08:44 AM
Bepa :worship: Make the finals now.

Marion :hug: recover soon.

Feb 18th, 2009, 08:47 AM

Feb 18th, 2009, 08:51 AM
Marion should have been UP 5-1!!!!
There is no should have been when you play a go for broke style against a steadier style, getting to bps is not the same as getting them!

Feb 18th, 2009, 08:53 AM
Tough on Marion, I'm suprised she even completed her first round. :hug:

Feb 18th, 2009, 09:52 AM
Vera played Pattaya and then her draw fell apart here with Dinara losing and Marion not healthy.
Very fortunate with her draws so far this year

Feb 18th, 2009, 10:02 AM
Bepa :hearts: Marion :rolls:

Feb 18th, 2009, 10:03 AM
What's wrong Marion?
Good luck for the next tournament

Feb 18th, 2009, 10:05 AM
Vera played Pattaya and then her draw fell apart here with Dinara losing and Marion not healthy.
Very fortunate with her draws so far this yearFascinating observation!

Marion had won six games in their previous three matches, so it's not as though a healthy Marion was going to :scared: Bepa.

Bepa is playing good tennis. Deal with it.

Feb 18th, 2009, 10:23 AM
Very lucky draws all year.

Feb 18th, 2009, 10:31 AM
Marion :sobbing:

Hope her blisters get better soon! She has been so unlucky since Oz. :sad:

Feb 18th, 2009, 11:11 AM
Next time it will be W/O for Vera.

Feb 18th, 2009, 11:54 AM
thats one way to avoid a bagel

Bepa !!!!!!!!! :banana:

Feb 18th, 2009, 11:54 AM
Well done Vera :)

Feb 18th, 2009, 12:05 PM
Hmm, im actually quite happy. I knew she was going to lose, but looking from the stats she had a real go at it. She won 25 points to Vers 31, and had 8 BPs. It looks like she win more then a few games next time they meet hopefully... :unsure:

Feb 18th, 2009, 04:41 PM
Βepa :yeah: :D

Feb 18th, 2009, 05:00 PM
Vera :woohoo:

Feb 18th, 2009, 05:15 PM
It seems like she can't beat Vera :lol:

Marion :hug: