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Lighter
Apr 3rd, 2009, 02:58 PM
Due to late entry, Marion will play qualies in Ponte Vedra, like Francesca Schiavone in Hobart 2009 and Agnes Szavay in Bogota 2009. She needs to play ties and has nothing to lose. Just play and have fun.

Waiting for the draw.

hellas719
Apr 3rd, 2009, 09:43 PM
I heard she got a WC:confused:

Iceland
Apr 3rd, 2009, 09:47 PM
The funny thing is that both Francesca & Agnes lost into the qualies they got into.
Watch out Marion :lol::help:

Alizé Molik
Apr 4th, 2009, 12:56 AM
wtf!

Lighter
Apr 4th, 2009, 08:54 AM
Marion's qualifying draw in Ponte Vedra beach :

[1][WC] Bartoli vs. Albanese
Panova vs. [WC] Pegula
Stevenson vs. Jozami
Osterloh vs. Karatantcheva

Have fun and play.

Iceland
Apr 4th, 2009, 10:05 AM
Good luck Marion, have a safe way into MD!

Marionated
Apr 4th, 2009, 11:56 AM
I don't why she wasn't given a main draw WC :o

Good luck :kiss:

Dave.
Apr 4th, 2009, 12:29 PM
Good luck Marion :bounce:


Do NOT lose :lol:

Alizé Molik
Apr 4th, 2009, 03:03 PM
bartoli v. sesil !

Lighter
Apr 4th, 2009, 03:46 PM
bartoli v. sesil !Difficult draw for sesil. But it could be a good tie.

Marionated
Apr 4th, 2009, 04:27 PM
I'd love it if she got to play Stevenson :lol:

Marionated
Apr 4th, 2009, 07:57 PM
There HAS to be something wrong with her health wise.
She should not be playing tennis.

Iceland
Apr 4th, 2009, 08:06 PM
Yeah that's what Im telling myself. If the point was to embarrass herself, I think she shouldn't have bothered asking a QWC in Ponte Vedra. Tsss, will she ever stop having those inexplicable slumps during her seasons?

Ferg
Apr 4th, 2009, 08:33 PM
WHAT THE HELL. Im scared. It must be the mono back again... :(

I hate this. She looks likely to win the second set, 4-2 up, but losing a set 6-1 to a player ranked 170? It must be something.

Iceland
Apr 4th, 2009, 09:10 PM
Tie-break time. Marion failed to close the set at 5-3. Theoretically her experience should prevail.
Allez... You're too good for this cr*p Marion.

Iceland
Apr 4th, 2009, 09:18 PM
76(5). Damn it sounds so bad, Marion... what happened to you?! Please take the third now.

Marionated
Apr 4th, 2009, 09:21 PM
It really does, doesn't it? :sad:
Even if she does win this match, she has no chance against a better player.

Ferg
Apr 4th, 2009, 09:33 PM
Im not looking forward to her having to play 3 in a row just to make the 1st round. Then she could get someone like Wozniacki or Cibulkova... :unsure: It must be the mono, but i suppose we wont know because she barely lets on.

Marionated
Apr 4th, 2009, 09:45 PM
The problem is, she loves tennis too much.

She plays when, honestly, she shouldn't be. She was injured at the FO last year. She played hampered at the YEC 07, and we all know what happened there.

I admire Walter. He has done a lot for her, but he also messes her up too. He's always messing about with her serve (12 double faults in this match) or with her body shape, and it's not good for her. She never has that secure game.

I want the 07 Marion back. The one who could hit as little as 4 errors per set, the one who usually had such a high first serve percentage. Yes, she had some shock losses back then, but that year was still the most consistent she has ever been.

Dave.
Apr 4th, 2009, 10:15 PM
As long as she is winning....but whatever it is, sort it out! She had an encouraging start to the year, don't go down that road again :sad:

Iceland
Apr 4th, 2009, 11:07 PM
The problem is, she loves tennis too much.

She plays when, honestly, she shouldn't be. She was injured at the FO last year. She played hampered at the YEC 07, and we all know what happened there.

I admire Walter. He has done a lot for her, but he also messes her up too. He's always messing about with her serve (12 double faults in this match) or with her body shape, and it's not good for her. She never has that secure game.

I want the 07 Marion back. The one who could hit as little as 4 errors per set, the one who usually had such a high first serve percentage. Yes, she had some shock losses back then, but that year was still the most consistent she has ever been.
I agree with you, unfortunately she will never consider changing this part. I still have hope that she keeps this high standard record this season but these kinds of matches are not helping to stay positive. Marion will always have health issues and as you said, rather than taking a break, she keeps on playing. Imagine now that she has only reached QR2. Long way to go till the title :help:

Get some rest & crush Pegula tomorrow. She shouldn't lose more than 3 games.

Marionated
Apr 5th, 2009, 12:40 AM
I agree with you, unfortunately she will never consider changing this part. I still have hope that she keeps this high standard record this season but these kinds of matches are not helping to stay positive. Marion will always have health issues and as you said, rather than taking a break, she keeps on playing. Imagine now that she has only reached QR2. Long way to go till the title :help:

Get some rest & crush Pegula tomorrow. She shouldn't lose more than 3 games.

Oh, I hope so, because if she loses to an uranked teenager, I'm gonna be :help:

Alizé Molik
Apr 5th, 2009, 11:21 AM
what a fat mess.

with Marion you never know if she could crush everyone else in the draw, or loose 6-2 6-4 in the next round, I guess that's what makes her exciting but heartbreaking to support.

Lighter
Apr 5th, 2009, 12:01 PM
what a fat mess.

with Marion you never know if she could crush everyone else in the draw, or loose 6-2 6-4 in the next round, I guess that's what makes her exciting but heartbreaking to support.Fully agree. That's why she's so unique.

Ferg
Apr 5th, 2009, 05:49 PM
Marion held to begin the match. :hug: But a double fault :unsure:

Ferg
Apr 5th, 2009, 06:09 PM
Marion is cruising.:)

Marionated
Apr 5th, 2009, 06:21 PM
Should of been a bagel :o

Dave.
Apr 5th, 2009, 06:51 PM
:banana:


Now qualify Marion :yeah:

Marionated
Apr 5th, 2009, 06:54 PM
I'm worried about Sesil. She has been to a FO QF before, so obviously she can play on clay. And she beat a much more note-worthy opponent than Marion did, by a scoreline of 6-1 6-1

Ferg
Apr 5th, 2009, 06:58 PM
Marion. :)

Im scared about Sesil. Getting into the MD on a LL wont be the same as winning.

Lighter
Apr 5th, 2009, 07:01 PM
Marion has no fears. She just wants to prepare Charleston and European clay season. She has nothing else in mind.

JOCHEBEL
Apr 5th, 2009, 08:02 PM
PONTE VEDRA BEACH:

Qualy R1: Marion Bartoli FRA/1 def. Lauren Albanese USA 1-6 7-6 6-4

Qualy R2: Marion Bartoli FRA/1 vs Jessica Pegula USA/WC

what happen with Marion after monterrey...

JOCHEBEL
Apr 5th, 2009, 08:12 PM
Bartoli def. Pegula 6-1 6-2 :)

bruce goose
Apr 6th, 2009, 12:18 AM
Marion. :)

Im scared about Sesil. Getting into the MD on a LL wont be the same as winning.You might be right;however,Marion has a history of being injury- and illness-prone.This position she's in is sort of flukish and we're unlikely to see it again anytime soon.It'd be a shame if she tore her achilles tendon in a match that she didn't even need to win:eek:.I'm thinking that she should sort of take it easy:Staying competitive w/o overexerting herself.She could use this match to experiment with some stuff that she may've been working on in practice.She doesn't wanna wear herself out in qualies while the main draw gals are rested up.If she wins,great...if not,she still enters the MD as an LL and her confidence shouldn't be hurt at all by a loss when she knows inside that she treated the match as a kind of athletic scrimmage.

Alizé Molik
Apr 6th, 2009, 03:42 AM
I'm not overly worried about Karatantcheva, yes she was a promising player when she was on drugs several years ago, but she has achieved little so far in her comeback to, I believe, really trouble a top 15 player.

and don't be fooled by the Stevenson name, she's not the player she was in the late 90s, I watched her get soundly beaten by an average top 200 player at the AO.

bruce goose
Apr 6th, 2009, 03:49 AM
and don't be fooled by the Stevenson name, she's not the player she was in the late 90s, I watched her get soundly beaten by an average top 200 player at the AO.Yeah,she should've followed her famous father into a basketball career.....

Wonder what Marion's 5 potential main draw foes are thinking;Marion's ranked ahead of every one of them.Normally,they might dread the prospect of facing our gal.If Non-serving Marion shows up,though,then they'll be quite pleased:help:

Alizé Molik
Apr 6th, 2009, 09:05 AM
now apparently there is a LL position opend by Dokic's withdrawl, and it should go directly to Marion?

Lighter
Apr 6th, 2009, 09:34 AM
now apparently there is a LL position opend by Dokic's withdrawl, and it should go directly to Marion?Marion will enter MD as lucky loser if loses vs Sesil. But I'm sure that she prefers to beat Sesil. It will be better for confidence.

Ferg
Apr 6th, 2009, 03:16 PM
Marion held again to begin even with a DF! :hug: And breaks! :)

Ferg
Apr 6th, 2009, 03:36 PM
Match suspended for rain at 4-2, 40-15 to Marion. Hope this doesnt take her momentum away, she was doing so well...

Ferg
Apr 6th, 2009, 04:05 PM
Set for Marion, 6-4. Got broken to love when serving for it at 5-3, but broke again and Sesil double faulted on SP.

Lighter
Apr 6th, 2009, 04:26 PM
1st set for Marion. Good beginning.

Lighter
Apr 6th, 2009, 04:31 PM
Marion broken : 2-3*

Lighter
Apr 6th, 2009, 04:33 PM
2nd set : *2-4

Ferg
Apr 6th, 2009, 04:34 PM
Marions second serve % is only 22%...

Marionated
Apr 6th, 2009, 04:35 PM
The serve is a mess.

Marionated
Apr 6th, 2009, 04:36 PM
Broken to 15

Lighter
Apr 6th, 2009, 04:37 PM
2nd set : 2-5* for sesil

Marionated
Apr 6th, 2009, 04:38 PM
At one point in this match, she had a 100% winning percentage from 12 first serves.
Now it's only 54 %.

Marionated
Apr 6th, 2009, 04:42 PM
She recovers one break.

Lighter
Apr 6th, 2009, 04:43 PM
2nd set : *3-5 Marion hold

Ferg
Apr 6th, 2009, 04:47 PM
Marion. :( Gave it away on a DF.

Marionated
Apr 6th, 2009, 04:47 PM
Double fault to give the set away. Winning percentages behind the serve are ridiculously bad

I'd rather her tank than play a gruelling 3rd set. No point in her tiring herself out when she is already guaranteed a place in the main draw.

Lighter
Apr 6th, 2009, 04:52 PM
6-4 3-6 *1-0 : Marion broke

Marionated
Apr 6th, 2009, 04:52 PM
Sesil's serve is easily breakable. It's just a matter of Marion holding her own serve.

Ferg
Apr 6th, 2009, 04:53 PM
Sesil's serve is easily breakable. It's just a matter of Marion holding her own serve.

Exactly. And with Marion's return she should try to break every time.

Ferg
Apr 6th, 2009, 04:55 PM
Marion holds with an ace. She should close this out.

Marionated
Apr 6th, 2009, 04:55 PM
Holds with an ace :hearts:

Ferg
Apr 6th, 2009, 04:59 PM
Match suspended AGAIN.

Lighter
Apr 6th, 2009, 04:59 PM
Match suspended cause rain : 2nd time

Marionated
Apr 6th, 2009, 05:06 PM
Annoying, Sesil has won just 2/9 behind her first serve but 4/6 behind her second serve :o

Ferg
Apr 6th, 2009, 05:14 PM
Marion wastes 2 GPs and gets broken. :o

Marionated
Apr 6th, 2009, 05:15 PM
:o

Lighter
Apr 6th, 2009, 05:19 PM
*3-2 for Marion

Ferg
Apr 6th, 2009, 05:19 PM
Breakback Mountain. If Marion comes out out of this match she cant afford so many breaks in her next match. 8 breaks of her serve so far... :unsure:

Ferg
Apr 6th, 2009, 05:21 PM
Finally A Hold.

Lighter
Apr 6th, 2009, 05:23 PM
4-2* for Marion

Lighter
Apr 6th, 2009, 05:24 PM
*4-3 for Marion

Ferg
Apr 6th, 2009, 05:29 PM
Marion holds!

Lighter
Apr 6th, 2009, 05:29 PM
5-3* for Marion

Lighter
Apr 6th, 2009, 05:32 PM
*5-4 for Marion

Lighter
Apr 6th, 2009, 05:36 PM
30-30 : 2 pts

Lighter
Apr 6th, 2009, 05:38 PM
First MP

Lighter
Apr 6th, 2009, 05:39 PM
Deuce

Lighter
Apr 6th, 2009, 05:40 PM
2nd MP

Lighter
Apr 6th, 2009, 05:42 PM
Adv Sesil

Lighter
Apr 6th, 2009, 05:45 PM
3rd MP

Ferg
Apr 6th, 2009, 05:48 PM
Victory!

Lighter
Apr 6th, 2009, 05:48 PM
GSM Marion.

To support Marion is so difficult. And I'm sure that she never had doubts.

bruce goose
Apr 6th, 2009, 05:53 PM
Well,my class starts in about ten minutes so here's a parting thought:As I said yesterday,this is sort of a unique situation for Marion in that she didn't HAVE to win.It's her 3rd match in 3 days so aye HOPE that she conserved her energy somewhat in not going all out.If she just spent 2 hours running sideline to sideline then she'll be at a decided disadvantage tomorrow versus a player who's totally fresh...while Marion would be on her 4th match in 4 days:eek:.Ordinarily,you'd ALWAYS go for the win,but my main concern is that our Corsican queen :hearts:Marion:hearts: has a good tourney so I'd rather she tanked today's match rather than exhaust herself for the 1st round....We'll see how she does....VAMOS,Marion!!:bounce:

Marionated
Apr 6th, 2009, 05:54 PM
Now we have to see who she will play in the first round.
I hope she doesn't draw Patty.

Lighter
Apr 6th, 2009, 06:03 PM
My bet : Daniela Hantuchova

Marionated
Apr 6th, 2009, 06:05 PM
Hatuchova isn't having that bad a year despite what is wrote about her in GM.
She would be the second worst to draw after Patty.

Lighter
Apr 6th, 2009, 06:12 PM
I'm not sure that Marion fears Patty. Last year in Rome, Marion had 1 MP.

Marionated
Apr 6th, 2009, 06:33 PM
She did have quite a big lead in the match, I remember.

But this is green clay. Patty has beat Peak Serena, Capriati and Henin on this surface. Plus, she is just a much better clay courter than Marion in general.

However, she has had a very poor start to year. It will be interesting if they do play.
I hope Marion draws Galina though.

Lighter
Apr 6th, 2009, 06:41 PM
The funny thing is that both Francesca & Agnes lost into the qualies they got into.
Watch out Marion :lol::help:Contrary to both Francesca & Agnes, Marion didn't lose into the qualies despite 2 wins in 3 sets.

Ferg
Apr 6th, 2009, 08:10 PM
Marion will play MATTEK in the first round. Im sure Marion will be motivated going into this match to beat the player who eliminated her from Wimbledon last year. Hantuchova is a possible second round opponent and then Wozniacki or Razzano likely next.

hellas719
Apr 6th, 2009, 08:14 PM
Marion:yeah:

Marionated
Apr 6th, 2009, 08:35 PM
Mattek lost 6-0 6-0 to Sharapova on green clay last year.
Marion better not lose this.

Ferg
Apr 6th, 2009, 09:20 PM
Matteks clay results last year arent too bad, but her form this year is terrible, a win over Garbin and two straight sets losses to Dulko (on hard) and Pivovarova :help:

Iceland
Apr 6th, 2009, 09:45 PM
Now the tournament really begins. Let's pretend Marion is actually seeded and just got a high ranked first opponent to begin her route to the title... Well given the draw and how hard her qualies breakthrough has been, it's surely pretentious to look that far :lol: It's more about getting as many victories as possible on this surface which has never provided spectacular results to her.

I just have 2 worries:
- did she change her serve motion again?! How can we explain the tons of DFs she has been hitting? I really hope she didn't because she finally found something good in Australia/Dubai. Anyway there IS a problem with this serve.
- is she fit/healthy enough to be able to play so many matches again? I mean, these 3 wins were not pretty, Marion chose the hard way... On the other hand it was really necessary after this one month-shortage.

Allez Baba, crush this cheap monkey. :armed:

Lighter
Apr 6th, 2009, 11:18 PM
Stadium : 10:00 AM Start
1. Jill Craybas (USA) vs. Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN) [5]
2. Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) WC vs. Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) Q
3. Nadia Petrova (RUS) [1] vs. Olga Govortsova (BLR)
4. Patty Schnyder (SUI) [4] vs. Varvara Lepchenko (USA) LL
5. Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) [8] vs. Marion Bartoli (FRA) Q

Ferg
Apr 6th, 2009, 11:21 PM
Night match, thats better for her.

Alizé Molik
Apr 6th, 2009, 11:23 PM
lol it's so ridiculous to see Mattek seeded 8 and Bartoli with Q next to her name :help:

Lighter
Apr 6th, 2009, 11:24 PM
Marion will play just before night session :
Stadium : 7:00 PM Start
1. Samantha Stosur (AUS) vs. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) [2]
2. Kveta Peschke (CZE)& Lisa Raymond (USA) [1] vs. Abigail Spears (USA) & Raquel Kops-Jones (USA)

Lighter
Apr 6th, 2009, 11:26 PM
lol it's so ridiculous to see Mattek seeded 8 and Bartoli with Q next to her name :help:On my opinion, a lot of people must laugh, except players in her draw.

Marionated
Apr 6th, 2009, 11:37 PM
Good to see her on last. Heat won't be a factor and she'll have plenty of time to rest.

JOCHEBEL
Apr 7th, 2009, 01:10 AM
PONTE VERDA BEACH:

Marion passed the qualy...which is a very good new because she isnt playing good these days.

Q1: def. Lauren Albanese USA 1-6 7-6 6-4
Q2: def. Jessica Pegula USA 6-1 6-2
Q3: def. Sesil Karatantcheva BUL 6-4 3-6 6-4

R32: Marion Bartoli FRA/Q v Bethanie Mattek-Sands USA

Monterrey was a new event this year, Ponte Vedra too but what will happen? :) GOO LUCK

Lighter
Apr 7th, 2009, 01:17 PM
Bookmakers bet on Marion's win : 1,4 vs 2.75 for Bet Mattek.

Lighter
Apr 7th, 2009, 07:38 PM
In case of win this evening, Marion will face Daniela in R2.

Ferg
Apr 7th, 2009, 10:18 PM
Marion double faulted on very first point. :(

Ferg
Apr 7th, 2009, 10:21 PM
Marion hold with 2 DFs. :unsure: But an ace!

Lighter
Apr 7th, 2009, 10:25 PM
Marion : *2-0

Lighter
Apr 7th, 2009, 10:29 PM
Marion :3-0* with an ace on 2nd ball

Lighter
Apr 7th, 2009, 10:33 PM
Marion : *4-0

Ferg
Apr 7th, 2009, 10:33 PM
Marion seems to be serving reasonably well today.

Lighter
Apr 7th, 2009, 10:35 PM
3rd DF and only 47% 1st serve

Ferg
Apr 7th, 2009, 10:35 PM
And then serves her way from 30 love up into a break...

Lighter
Apr 7th, 2009, 10:40 PM
Marion : *5-1

Lighter
Apr 7th, 2009, 10:47 PM
Marion : 5-2*
2 serve games broken in a row

Ferg
Apr 7th, 2009, 11:02 PM
Marion you disgrace. :(

Marionated
Apr 7th, 2009, 11:11 PM
A lot harder than it needed to be :o

Ferg
Apr 7th, 2009, 11:12 PM
Marion takes it 7-5, but she shouldve had it at 6-1.

Ferg
Apr 7th, 2009, 11:57 PM
Marion you deranged sicko, what are you doing? :help:

Marionated
Apr 8th, 2009, 12:13 AM
She had a gp to go up 5-2 and now this crap.
Seriously pathetic :o

Marionated
Apr 8th, 2009, 12:40 AM
Neither of them have held serve in this 3rd set.
Marion had 2 game points in her first service game :o

Alizé Molik
Apr 8th, 2009, 12:42 AM
jesus christ

Marionated
Apr 8th, 2009, 12:47 AM
And now 2 break points for Mattek. What a fantastic choke!

Alizé Molik
Apr 8th, 2009, 12:47 AM
now 5-3 mattek i think its over :(

Marionated
Apr 8th, 2009, 12:48 AM
And she was serving at 75% of her first serves in this 3rd set.

Marionated
Apr 8th, 2009, 12:49 AM
Tbh, she didn't deserve to win this anyway.
Lord knows she has done everything to lose it.

Alizé Molik
Apr 8th, 2009, 12:51 AM
1mp saved

Alizé Molik
Apr 8th, 2009, 12:54 AM
and another lol

Alizé Molik
Apr 8th, 2009, 12:56 AM
ok thats it its over :(

Marionated
Apr 8th, 2009, 01:04 AM
This is even worse than her choke in Rome last year :sad:
At least on that day she lost to a good clay-courter :o

Alizé Molik
Apr 8th, 2009, 01:12 AM
i'm starting to get bored of this now, either play well or don't play at all, but don't ruin another year that could have been good.

Marionated
Apr 8th, 2009, 01:13 AM
Anyway, I guess I'd rather her to lose to Mattek now than to lose to Wozniacki again. Thats the only positive I can take from this.

bruce goose
Apr 8th, 2009, 05:12 AM
Our Marion is so puzzling to me sometimes,like a microcosm of the feminine mystique:Normally,winning a title would help an athlete BUILD up her confidence,but Marion has been absolutely dreadful since she won in my country:sad::sad::sad:.If ANY of you have any suggestions that could even remotely provide assistance,then please send it to her....We/I want her back:sobbing:

Iceland
Apr 8th, 2009, 08:32 PM
I have enough of this too. Another choke and now there is a big stain on this great season :o
The only thing that keeps me positive is that she had a preparation for Charleston. Going till QF wouldn't have been taken into her best 16 I think.

Lighter
Apr 9th, 2009, 10:10 PM
I have enough of this too. Another choke and now there is a big stain on this great season :o
The only thing that keeps me positive is that she had a preparation for Charleston. Going till QF wouldn't have been taken into her best 16 I think.Her best 17 is 120 points. So no need of these points. Her father said that she was almost ready to let QR1 to Lauren Albanese.

In this tie, Marion led 1st set 5-1, 2nd set 4-1 and 3-1 3rd set. I'm not sure that she really wanted to win. Maybe I'm wrong.

Marionated
Apr 9th, 2009, 10:21 PM
Her best 17 is 120 points. So no need of these points. Her father said that she was almost ready to let QR1 to Lauren Albanese.
In this tie, Marion led 1st set 5-1, 2nd set 4-1 and 3-1 3rd set. I'm not sure that she really wanted to win. Maybe I'm wrong.

Is there an interview? Did he say anything else?

I'm not sure she lead 3-1 in the 3rd but she definitely had 2 points to go up 2-0.

Iceland
Apr 9th, 2009, 10:26 PM
Her best 17 is 120 points. So no need of these points. Her father said that she was almost ready to let QR1 to Lauren Albanese.

In this tie, Marion led 1st set 5-1, 2nd set 4-1 and 3-1 3rd set. I'm not sure that she really wanted to win. Maybe I'm wrong.
I agree with you, she certainly didn't want to push herself for too much as her goal is to play well in Charleston. But let's not try to find excuses on the other hand.

Lighter
Apr 9th, 2009, 10:33 PM
As I didn't want to follow third set, I repeat what a poster said on a french forum : 1st set 4-0, 2nd set 4-1 and 3nd set 3-1.

Coach Walter confirms that the main goals are Madrid and Roland garros. And he pushed Marion to play knowing that she needs time in order to be competitive on clay. That's the same thing every year. Remember 2007 with Estoril, Prague, Strasbourg and RG. So, practice in the morning and match in the afternoon.

And no excuses. But I just want to say she always led in the beginning of the sets.

Marionated
Apr 9th, 2009, 10:41 PM
She played much smaller clay court events in 07. Madrid is premier mandatory, I believe, so she has to play anyway.

Last year she played Charelston, Berlin and Rome, going 3-3 in these tournamets. I'm not sure what her schedule is, but she probably will only play higher tier clay court tournaments. Not a good idea in my opinion because, as we know, her worst surface is clay by far. I think it's better for her to play international tournaments. She has a much better chance to win several matches.

Lighter
Apr 9th, 2009, 10:51 PM
She played much smaller clay court events in 07. Madrid is premier mandatory, I believe, so she has to play anyway.

Last year she played Charelston, Berlin and Rome, going 3-3 in these tournamets. I'm not sure what her schedule is, but she probably will only play higher tier clay court tournaments. Not a good idea in my opinion because, as we know, her worst surface is clay by far. I think it's better for her to play international tournaments. She has a much better chance to win several matches.Her schedule is Charleston, Stuttgart (mandatory for her), Rome, Madrid (mandatory event) and Roland Garros. Don't know about Strasbourg.

Ferg
Apr 9th, 2009, 11:01 PM
As I didn't want to follow third set, I repeat what a poster said on a french forum : 1st set 4-0, 2nd set 4-1 and 3nd set 3-1.




Marion led the second set tiebreak 3-1 so maybe that poster got mixed up? She didnt lead the third set 3-1.

Marionated
Apr 9th, 2009, 11:01 PM
Thanks for letting me know. Just as I thought it would be, all higher level warm up tournaments.

She has 3rd points (Not a lot, but there are no 1st round byes anymore) to defend in Rome and Charelston. She can gain points in Madrid, Stuttgart and RG.

I'll be very suprised if she doesn't play Strasbourg.

Lighter
Apr 9th, 2009, 11:24 PM
Thanks for letting me know. Just as I thought it would be, all higher level warm up tournaments.

She has 3rd points (Not a lot, but there are no 1st round byes anymore) to defend in Rome and Charelston. She can gain points in Madrid, Stuttgart and RG.

I'll be very suprised if she doesn't play Strasbourg.She has 3 R3 to defend (Charleston, Berlin and Roma). She has 110 pts of Dubaď not taken in account. Ponte Vedra beach was just a warm up. Hope she'll have a good draw in Charleston.

Super_Marion
Apr 10th, 2009, 09:42 PM
As I didn't want to follow third set, I repeat what a poster said on a french forum : 1st set 4-0, 2nd set 4-1 and 3nd set 3-1.

Coach Walter confirms that the main goals are Madrid and Roland garros. And he pushed Marion to play knowing that she needs time in order to be competitive on clay. That's the same thing every year. Remember 2007 with Estoril, Prague, Strasbourg and RG. So, practice in the morning and match in the afternoon.

And no excuses. But I just want to say she always led in the beginning of the sets.

Marion Bartoli v Lauren Albanese
Ponte Vedra Beach – Apr 2009
Qualifying Round 1


FIRST SET
MB 15 30 40
LA* 15 2S 30 2S 40 A GAME
0-1

MB 15 2S 30 40 GAME
LA* 15
1-1

MB
LA* 15 30 40 GAME
1-2

MB* 15 2S 2S
LA 15 30 40 GAME
1-3

MB 15 30 40
LA* 15 30 2S 2S LONG POINT 40 A GAME
1-4

MB* 2S 15 DF1 DF2 DF3
LA 15 30 40 GAME
1-5

MB
LA* 15 30 40 2S GAME
1-6 ALBANESE WINS FIRST SET


SECOND SET
MB* 15 30
LA 15 30 40 GAME
0-1

MB 30 40 40 40 40 A GAME
LA* 30 40 A 40 A 40 2S A 40
1-1

MB* 30 2S 30
LA 15 30 40 GAME
1-2

MB 15 30 40 A GAME
LA* 15 30 2S 40
2-2

MB* 15 2S 30 40 2S 40 2S LONG POINT 40 A GAME
LA 15 30 40
3-2

MB 15 30 40 GAME
LA* 15
4-2

MB* 15 30 40 40 ACE2 40 2S A 2S 40 40 2S A 40 DF9
LA 15 30 40 A 40 40 40 A 40 40 A GAME
4-3

MB 15 30 40 A GAME
LA* 15 30 40 2S
5-3

MB* 15 30
LA 30 GAME
5-4

MB 30
LA* 15 GAME
5-5

MB* 15 30 40 2S GAME
LA 30
6-5

MB 15
LA* 15 30 2S GAME
6-6

MB* 1* 1 2* 3* 4mb 4 5* 5 6 7 TB SET
LA 0 1* 1 1 2* 2* 3* 4 5* 5
7-6 MARION WINS 2ND SET

THIRD SET
MB 15 30 40 GAME
LA* 15
1-0

MB* 15 30 40 GAME
LA 15
2-0

MB 40 GAME
LA* 15 30
3-0

MB* GAME
LA
4-0

MB
LA* GAME
4-1

MB* 15 30 40ACE4 2S
LA 30 40 A GAME
4-2

MB 15 30 40 A GAME
LA* 15 30ACE1 LA 40 2S 40
5-2

MB* 2S 2S 30 2S
LA 15 30 40 GAME
5-3

MB 15 30
LA* 15 30 40 GAME
5-4

MB* 15 2S 30 2S 40 2S 2S GAME SET & MATCH 2:35
LA 15
6-4
MARION BARTOLI WINNER


Note: Blank games are were I've missed the score due to preparing food or something.

bruce goose
Apr 11th, 2009, 05:07 AM
Hope you're eating a healthy diet while watching our Marion:eek: and,in case no one has said anything to you,your attention to detail is appreciated:smooch::wavey:

Super_Marion
Apr 11th, 2009, 04:16 PM
Hope you're eating a healthy diet while watching our Marion:eek: and,in case no one has said anything to you,your attention to detail is appreciated:smooch::wavey: Thanks. :angel:

Marionated
Apr 11th, 2009, 09:36 PM
1/wc)Elena Dementieva v BYE
Julie Ditty v Ayumi Morita
Varvara Lepchenko v Galina Voskoboeva
Q v (15)Barbora Zahlavova Strycova

(12)Bethanie Mattek-Sands v Mariana Duque Marino
Anastasia Rodionova v Q
Julia Schruff v Tamira Paszek
(7)Dominika Cibulkova v BYE

(3)Vera Zvonareva v BYE
Rossana de los Rios v Carly Gullickson
Stephanie Dubois v Katie O´Brien
(wc)Mallory Cecil v (13)Virginie Razzano

(10)Shuai Peng v (wc)Anastasia Pivovarova
Akgul Amanmuradova v (wc)Alexandra Stevenson
Q v Alla Kudryavtseva
(5)Caroline Wozniacki v BYE

(6)Marion Bartoli v BYE
Q v Marta Domachowska
Q v Olga Savchuk
Q v (9)Aleksandra Wozniak

(14)Olga Govortsova v Vania King
Melinda Czink v Jill Craybas
Zi Yan v Patricia Mayr
(4)Nadia Petrova v BYE

(8)Patty Schnyder v BYE
Elena Vesnina v Evgeniya Rodina
Mariya Koryttseva v Viktoriya Kutuzova
Anne Kremer v (11)Alona Bondarenko

(15)Sabine Lisicki v Q
Alexa Glatch v Q
Sania Mirza v Sesil Karatantcheva
(2)Venus Williams v BYE


It's quite a good draw.
Please don't mess this up, Marion.

Lighter
Apr 11th, 2009, 09:43 PM
A. Wozniak is in final in Ponte Vedra. But Marion will be more competitive in Charleston than in Ponte Vedra beach.

Marionated
Apr 11th, 2009, 09:48 PM
She has to get it together.
I'll vomit if she loses another 1st round match, especially if it's to Domachowska.
Wonziak has played a lot this week. She'll probably be tired.

Lighter
Apr 11th, 2009, 10:03 PM
She has to get it together.
I'll vomit if she loses another 1st round match, especially if it's to Domachowska.
Wonziak has played a lot this week. She'll probably be tired.Don't worry. She's practicing very hard in order to prepare Madrid and Roland Garros.

hellas719
Apr 12th, 2009, 12:18 AM
Go Marion!

bruce goose
Apr 12th, 2009, 04:39 AM
Thanks. :angel::kiss::kiss::kiss:Feliz Pascua,mi novia escoces:)

Iceland
Apr 12th, 2009, 08:50 AM
She has to get it together.
I'll vomit if she loses another 1st round match, especially if it's to Domachowska.
Wonziak has played a lot this week. She'll probably be tired.
Pretty much what I think about it too!
It's really time to end this bad joke. Good luck.

Alizé Molik
Apr 12th, 2009, 10:58 AM
as we say here in Oz; step up or shut up, Ms Bartoli :D

Adrian.
Apr 12th, 2009, 03:31 PM
She has to get it together.
I'll vomit if she loses another 1st round match, especially if it's to Domachowska.
Wonziak has played a lot this week. She'll probably be tired.

Then prepare to vomit:devil:
No, :spit: I don't belive Marta will ever win against a TOP 10 player or even TOP 20:rolleyes::o
I would be happy if she could win 1st round:p
I think Marion can get into SF:)

Lighter
Apr 12th, 2009, 04:07 PM
as we say here in Oz; step up or shut up, Ms Bartoli :DShe's slowly stepping up on clay, but she'll never shut up. She's not Virginie.

Lighter
Apr 12th, 2009, 06:24 PM
From Diane,the author of the blog "woman who serve" : "Marion looked good, too--nice serving" after a long practice with Vera Zvonareva.

Alizé Molik
Apr 13th, 2009, 02:51 AM
She's slowly stepping up on clay, but she'll never shut up. She's not Virginie.

LOL! In all the time Virginie's been on the tour, I've never seen her shut up, but I've always wished she would.

I'm just so desperate for Marion to do well :( everytime she slumps it reminds me of Alicia's slump and then retirement and I don't like it :sad:

Lighter
Apr 13th, 2009, 10:15 AM
LOL! In all the time Virginie's been on the tour, I've never seen her shut up, but I've always wished she would.

I'm just so desperate for Marion to do well :( everytime she slumps it reminds me of Alicia's slump and then retirement and I don't like it :sad:On clay, it's never easy for her. That's why she needs to work so hard. She's not as consistent as we all hope. But we also know that everything is possible with her. So wait and see.

Alizé Molik
Apr 13th, 2009, 05:36 PM
oui m. lighter comme d'habitude t'as raison..dsl.

Lighter
Apr 13th, 2009, 05:39 PM
oui m. lighter comme d'habitude t'as raison..dsl.You woke up to see Alizé ?

bruce goose
Apr 13th, 2009, 05:49 PM
oui m. lighter comme d'habitude t'as raison..dsl.Surprisingly,I can understand what you mean in recalling my high-school French:lol:.It's only proper,of course,since I intend on catching up with Marion:hearts: one of these years in Monterrey:)

Lighter
Apr 13th, 2009, 06:21 PM
She will play Anastasiya Sevastova who defeated in 3 sets Marta Domachowska. Sevastova was close to beat Daniela Hantuchova in Ponte Vedra beach. So, a not so easy match for Marion.

Marionated
Apr 13th, 2009, 07:16 PM
Actually, this should be a very easy win for Marion.
Whether it will be is another thing.

Ferg
Apr 13th, 2009, 07:23 PM
From Diane,the author of the blog "woman who serve" : "Marion looked good, too--nice serving" after a long practice with Vera Zvonareva.

As being a fan of both girls, im very happy to hear that they practice together and that Marion has no ill feeling towards Vera for all those beatdowns. :wavey:

Marionated
Apr 13th, 2009, 07:28 PM
As being a fan of both girls, im very happy to hear that they practice together and that Marion has no ill feeling towards Vera for all those beatdowns. :wavey:

Me too. Infact, it was Vera who beat Marion here last year (can you believe Marion's most competitive lost to Vera came on clay? :lol:).

Thank God they're not in the same sction.

JOCHEBEL
Apr 13th, 2009, 09:34 PM
CHARLESTON

Family Circle Cup:

R1: Bye

R2: Marion Bartoli FRA vs (Q)Anastasija Sevastova LAT

Be careful with Sevastova and good luck!

Alizé Molik
Apr 14th, 2009, 03:13 AM
pleeeease win some matches Marion! I need one of my favs to not lose in first round this week!

Ferg
Apr 14th, 2009, 06:58 PM
If anyone has a stream or livescoring please let me know! I cant find a stream and the link for live scoring off the WTA website isnt working for me...

Marionated
Apr 14th, 2009, 07:00 PM
Sadly I don't believe there is a stream.

Lighter
Apr 14th, 2009, 07:13 PM
If anyone has a stream or livescoring please let me know! I cant find a stream and the link for live scoring off the WTA website isnt working for me...Try with bet365 live score : http://www.bet365.com/home/default.asp

Ferg
Apr 14th, 2009, 07:21 PM
Thank you Lighter!

Ferg
Apr 14th, 2009, 07:27 PM
Marion is chugging away nicely. Hopefully she can keep this up and avoide a repeat of her match with Mattek.

Lighter
Apr 14th, 2009, 07:46 PM
1st set for Marion : 6/1

Lighter
Apr 14th, 2009, 07:47 PM
2nd set : 2/0 for Marion

Marionated
Apr 14th, 2009, 07:48 PM
The serve appears to be working really well!

Lighter
Apr 14th, 2009, 07:50 PM
2nd set : 3/0 for Marion. No Df and no break points saved.

Ferg
Apr 14th, 2009, 07:54 PM
Freak game by Marion there, a DF and broken to love. 3-2 now.

Lighter
Apr 14th, 2009, 07:56 PM
It's my fault.

Ferg
Apr 14th, 2009, 07:57 PM
:lol:


:hug:

Lighter
Apr 14th, 2009, 08:03 PM
2nd set : 5/2 for Marion.

Iceland
Apr 14th, 2009, 08:12 PM
Bien joué Baba :yeah:. Same scoreline as Alizé in Paris!!!
It feels so good to have such a clear scoreline again!

Lighter
Apr 14th, 2009, 08:12 PM
6/1 6/3 : Thank you good girl

Marionated
Apr 14th, 2009, 08:15 PM
So great to get a main draw win again!!
I hope she can have a good tournament here.
She'll most likely play Wozniak next.

JOCHEBEL
Apr 14th, 2009, 11:59 PM
CHARLESTON
Family Circle Cup:

R1: Bye

R2: Marion Bartoli FRA :) def. (Q) Anastasija Sevastova LAT 6:1 6:3

R3: Melanie Oudin USA or Aleksandra Wozniak CAN ...

GOOD VICTORY MARION!!! KEEP GOING!

Dav.
Apr 15th, 2009, 12:10 AM
I'm gonna see Marion play on Thursday and if you guys would like me to try and get pics, reports, etc, I'd be more than happy to.

Even thought Bartoli and Golovin fans have had their differences in the past, I'm excited to see her play and to share my experiences with you guys. :)

Marionated
Apr 15th, 2009, 12:39 AM
It would be much appreciated if you could. It's very good of you.

Thank you.

Dav.
Apr 15th, 2009, 02:20 AM
No problem. :)

I wrote a book of reports last year at Amelia so I'll try to jot down everything I notice. :lol:

Ferg
Apr 15th, 2009, 01:30 PM
That would be great, thank you! :) Hopefully she'll have a good game. :unsure: But shes supposed to be a lovely girl so hopefully you're impressed if you meet her. ;)

Dav.
Apr 15th, 2009, 02:27 PM
Greg said she was playing pretty well, so I'm sure she will. :) I am interested to meet her. I'm pretty good about finding players so we'll see what happens. ;)

Would anyone like me to give her a message from her fans? I could print it out and make it look nice for you guys!

Lighter
Apr 15th, 2009, 02:31 PM
I'm gonna see Marion play on Thursday and if you guys would like me to try and get pics, reports, etc, I'd be more than happy to.

Even thought Bartoli and Golovin fans have had their differences in the past, I'm excited to see her play and to share my experiences with you guys. :)On my opinion, there were more fights between fans than between girls. You know, Marion tries to follow her own run. It isn't always easy for her, especially when she has to play on clay. But she does her max.

Appreciate this next tie like i've appreciated Amélie's semi and final in Paris.

Lighter
Apr 15th, 2009, 03:15 PM
Tie between Aleksandra Wozniack and Melanie Oudin has started :

Melanie leads 2-0 1st set.

Lighter
Apr 15th, 2009, 03:17 PM
*2-1 : 1st set

Lighter
Apr 15th, 2009, 03:20 PM
Melanie 3-1*

Lighter
Apr 15th, 2009, 03:22 PM
Melanie *3-2

Lighter
Apr 15th, 2009, 03:39 PM
1st set 4-4* AW

Lighter
Apr 15th, 2009, 03:43 PM
1st set *4-5 AW

Lighter
Apr 15th, 2009, 03:51 PM
Melanie broke again : *6-5

Lighter
Apr 15th, 2009, 04:00 PM
1st set for Melanie : 7-5

2nd set : 1-0 for Melanie

Lighter
Apr 15th, 2009, 04:03 PM
Melanie : 7-5 2-0*

Lighter
Apr 15th, 2009, 04:06 PM
Melanie : 7-5 *3-0

Lighter
Apr 15th, 2009, 04:09 PM
Melanie : 7-5 4-0*

Lighter
Apr 15th, 2009, 04:12 PM
Melanie : 7-5 *5-0

Lighter
Apr 15th, 2009, 04:13 PM
It seems that Marion will face US fed cup player Melanie Oudin.

Lighter
Apr 15th, 2009, 04:16 PM
R3 : Marion will face US fed cup player and talented Melanie Oudin : 7-5 6-0

Marionated
Apr 15th, 2009, 06:20 PM
The draw has opened up really nicely. She better not mess this up :armed:

Super_Marion
Apr 15th, 2009, 06:31 PM
Draws are overrated. Whatever will be, will be.. if she makes it happen. :)

JOCHEBEL
Apr 15th, 2009, 08:14 PM
I prefer Oudin more than Wozniak so...i hope Marion Win!

CHARLESTON
Family Circle Cup

R2: Marion Bartoli FRA vs (Q)Melanie Oudin USA

bruce goose
Apr 15th, 2009, 08:16 PM
Yes,I agree with my sassy,sharp-witted Scottish gf;if Oudin's good enough to beat Wozniak then,theoretically at least,she could defeat Marion also.It all depends on how well our Queen :hearts:Marion:hearts: adjusts and performs on her least favorite surface....VAMOS,Marion!!:bounce:

Super_Marion
Apr 15th, 2009, 08:29 PM
That logic breaks down, cos she lost to Akgul in January whom Marion beat last year.

:)

bruce goose
Apr 15th, 2009, 08:33 PM
That logic breaks down, cos she lost to Akgul in January whom Marion beat last year.

:)Well,I only meant to say that the young Gringa is in good form as she defeated last week's Ponte Vedra finalist;ergo,it wouldn't be a complete shock if she won this next match....OF COURSE,I hope this doesn't happen,as I'm sure you realize:kiss::kiss::kiss::wavey:

Super_Marion
Apr 16th, 2009, 02:06 AM
True. I bin reading up on her today, and she's really doin well to be where she is considering age and WTA rules limiting the amount of senior tournaments a young player can play.

Super_Marion
Apr 16th, 2009, 02:08 AM
I'm gonna see Marion play on Thursday and if you guys would like me to try and get pics, reports, etc, I'd be more than happy to.

Even thought Bartoli and Golovin fans have had their differences in the past, I'm excited to see her play and to share my experiences with you guys. :)

Enjoy your day. :)

bruce goose
Apr 16th, 2009, 02:53 AM
Enjoy your day. :)If I'm not mistaken,it's after 1 a.m. in ol' Blighty,so you should be getting your beauty sleep in order to rest up for Marion blogging tomorrow,shouldn't you,Sugar Buns?;):kiss::kiss::wavey:

Alizé Molik
Apr 16th, 2009, 01:45 PM
i;ve just seen those PVB photos for the first time, and OMG Marion looks SO TRIM AND TONED! her waist which is where she lways carried a little extra weight is so tiny too

:D:D:D

Lighter
Apr 16th, 2009, 03:11 PM
Charleston Countdown : H - 1

Alizé Molik
Apr 16th, 2009, 04:02 PM
the scoreboard says things!!

Lighter
Apr 16th, 2009, 04:04 PM
The match is gonna start in a few minutes.

Lighter
Apr 16th, 2009, 04:11 PM
Marion *1-0

Lighter
Apr 16th, 2009, 04:20 PM
1-1* Melanie to serve

Lighter
Apr 16th, 2009, 04:22 PM
Marion *2-1

Lighter
Apr 16th, 2009, 04:35 PM
2-2* Melanie to serve

Alizé Molik
Apr 16th, 2009, 04:37 PM
crap she had points for 3-1 and now oudin has points for 3-2 lots of looooong rallies also :(

Alizé Molik
Apr 16th, 2009, 04:38 PM
crap now oudin is 3-2 up!

Lighter
Apr 16th, 2009, 04:38 PM
Melanie 3-2*

Lighter
Apr 16th, 2009, 04:40 PM
No df, 1 ace, 70% 1st serve : she was always broken

Lighter
Apr 16th, 2009, 04:44 PM
Crappy serve : 2-4* for melanie

Alizé Molik
Apr 16th, 2009, 04:44 PM
MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERDE game point marion turns to break point Oudin and its 4-2 this is annoying me.

Alizé Molik
Apr 16th, 2009, 04:47 PM
3-4 marion maintenant..lighter tu penses quoi maintenant?

Lighter
Apr 16th, 2009, 04:49 PM
*3-4 for melanie

Lighter
Apr 16th, 2009, 04:53 PM
3-4 marion maintenant..lighter tu penses quoi maintenant?Melanie a l'air de bien retourner le service de Marion. Peut ętre que Marion sert un peu moins fort pour assurer. Et Mélanie qui n'a rien ŕ perdre rentre dans la balle.

Lighter
Apr 16th, 2009, 04:53 PM
4-4* Melanie to serve

Alizé Molik
Apr 16th, 2009, 04:56 PM
15-30 une chance peut-être pour marion

Lighter
Apr 16th, 2009, 04:58 PM
Marion *5-4

Alizé Molik
Apr 16th, 2009, 05:01 PM
2 balle 2 brek pour oudin

Alizé Molik
Apr 16th, 2009, 05:02 PM
ratés par l'américanne tous les deux :D

Lighter
Apr 16th, 2009, 05:03 PM
1st set point

Ferg
Apr 16th, 2009, 05:04 PM
Yay! Set!

Alizé Molik
Apr 16th, 2009, 05:04 PM
6-4 marion :D great fight coming back from 15-40 to take the set.

Lighter
Apr 16th, 2009, 05:04 PM
1st set : 6-4 in 55 minutes. Marion loves suspens.

Alizé Molik
Apr 16th, 2009, 05:06 PM
1st set : 6-4 in 55 minutes. Marion loves suspens.

marion loves to give me a heart attacks!:lol:

Lighter
Apr 16th, 2009, 05:10 PM
No df, 2 aces, 73% 1st serve : the stats are good, results less.

Alizé Molik
Apr 16th, 2009, 05:12 PM
yeh 73% of first serve in, but only 53% won which show how slow perhaps she serving today or how well oudin is returning.

Lighter
Apr 16th, 2009, 05:14 PM
Marion 6-4 *0-1

Lighter
Apr 16th, 2009, 05:15 PM
yeh 73% of first serve in, but only 53% won which show how slow perhaps she serving today or how well oudin is returning.I agree with you.

Lighter
Apr 16th, 2009, 05:18 PM
Marion 6-4 1-1*

Lighter
Apr 16th, 2009, 05:25 PM
Marion 6-4 *2-1

Iceland
Apr 16th, 2009, 05:29 PM
Shouldn't we have a livescores thread? Things are looking pretty messy here!

Lighter
Apr 16th, 2009, 05:34 PM
Marion 6-4 3-1*

Always the same problems to win her serve.

Lighter
Apr 16th, 2009, 05:35 PM
Shouldn't we have a livescores thread? Things are looking pretty messy here!Only if Marion wins this match:)

Lighter
Apr 16th, 2009, 05:37 PM
Marion 6-4 *4-1

Alizé Molik
Apr 16th, 2009, 05:39 PM
do we have a livescore thread?? 6-4 5-1!!

Ferg
Apr 16th, 2009, 05:40 PM
Marion is strolling now thank god.

Lighter
Apr 16th, 2009, 05:40 PM
1st serve easily won

Marion 6-4 5-1*

Lighter
Apr 16th, 2009, 05:41 PM
do we have a livescore thread?? 6-4 5-1!!
No, but why not if Marion wins