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Marionated
Apr 26th, 2009, 06:56 PM
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[1] Dinara Safina (RUS) v Sara Errani (ITA)
Alize Cornet (FRA) v Daniela Hantuchova (SVK)
[Q] Qualifier (TBA) v [Q] Qualifier (TBA)
Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN) v [6] Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)

[3] Jelena Jankovic (SRB) v Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)
[WC] Sabine Lisicki (GER) v Patty Schnyder (SUI)
Flavia Pennetta (ITA) v Anna Chakvetadze (RUS)
Jie Zheng (CHN) v [7] Nadia Petrova (RUS)

[5] Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) v [Q] Qualifier (TBA)
Shuai Peng (CHN) v Na Li (CHN)
Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) v Gisela Dulko (ARG)
Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) v [4] Victoria Azarenka (BLR)

[8] Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) v Iveta Benesova (CZE)
Marion Bartoli (FRA) v [Q] Qualifier (TBA)
Agnes Szavay (HUN) v Ai Sugiyama (JPN)
[WC] Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER) v [2] Elena Dementieva (RUS)

Awful, awful draw :sad:
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Alizé Molik
Apr 27th, 2009, 02:25 AM
is there such a thing as a good draw here? Its clay and a tier I, so marion was never going to be a hot favorite to win.

Inktrailer
Apr 27th, 2009, 08:30 AM
Hope for a bit of luck here I think, Marion's record against Caro is poor, but if Benesova can pull off a win against her, then perhaps Marion can advance there. Only to meet Dementieva:(

Super_Marion
Apr 28th, 2009, 05:00 PM
No joy intrailer, Caro in straight sets.

But like Alicia Rocks says, everything here is a tough draw, cos Stuttgart remains one of those wee posh elite tournaments featuring a strong dense 32 player main draw. But Marion is a good player too.

Ferg
Apr 28th, 2009, 07:25 PM
Had a look over at the Stuttgart threads in that prediction game, everyone predicting Sprem over Marion. They will get a shock.

Inktrailer
Apr 28th, 2009, 08:54 PM
YEah, Caro in straight, but on the plus side she wasn't entirely convincing. The field for Stuttgart is really good, I hope Marion can go far and shut people up for a little while.

Super_Marion
Apr 28th, 2009, 09:43 PM
I was a wee bit surprised to find that they had Sprem marginal favorite/

Marion 1/1 evens. Sprem 8/11.

Inktrailer
Apr 28th, 2009, 09:56 PM
Wow, her match wasn't on this morning when I was looking at the odds, Marion at Evens would have been a great price! I HOPE anyway, looks like this may go to a third set.

Ferg
Apr 28th, 2009, 10:42 PM
6-3, 2-6, 6-1. :kiss:

Iceland
Apr 28th, 2009, 10:56 PM
Nice :D

Every win on clay is good to take before Roland-Garros. She won't face players like Wozniacki in the first round so that's very interesting that she is beating such opponents relatively easily. Well, in the perspective of a 3rd round, I mean. I obviously expect and hope for more :drool:.
It's time to see if Caro is due to be a Zvonareva for Marion. It's hard to break her consistency and probably even harder on clay. At least it is indoors so there is no reason for Marion's serve to not work... Allez!

hellas719
Apr 28th, 2009, 10:57 PM
Marion:yeah:.

Inktrailer
Apr 28th, 2009, 11:15 PM
Good good good, she came back convincingly to win. Caro next, I think it's about time for this head-to-head record to swing in Marion's favour!

bruce goose
Apr 28th, 2009, 11:33 PM
Nice :D

Every win on clay is good to take before Roland-Garros. She won't face players like Wozniacki in the first round so that's very interesting that she is beating such opponents relatively easily. Well, in the perspective of a 3rd round, I mean. I obviously expect and hope for more :drool:.
It's time to see if Caro is due to be a Zvonareva for Marion. It's hard to break her consistency and probably even harder on clay. At least it is indoors so there is no reason for Marion's serve to not work... Allez!Well,if Caro IS to be another Zvonareva for our Queen,then that means that Marion must beat her AT LEAST once...as she did in the Auckland 2006 final against Vera.On grass,I'd like Marion's chances okay...on CLAY,well:unsure:...is Verdasco anywhere nearby??Perhaps too much late night carousing with her older bf will take an infatuated Caro's mind off the match.Regardless,Sprem beat Marion at Wimbledon 2006 one year prior to the Dream Grass Season,so there was a smidge of vindication today:)VAMONOS,:hearts:MARION!!:bounce:

Lighter
Apr 29th, 2009, 03:41 PM
When a journalist asked Marion to know if she's really fearing Caroline, she said "I've no problems with her game. It's just that when I played vs her, I wasn't competitive".

It's time for Marion to show her real level.

Alizé Molik
Apr 30th, 2009, 03:30 AM
lol like marion would ever say she was scared of anyone!

i just pray she somehow pulls off a win..I need it with all my favs sucking right now.

bruce goose
Apr 30th, 2009, 03:18 PM
:woohoo:OH MY GOODNESS!SHE DID IT!!:D:D:D She really WASN'T scared...sure,she got her serve broken four times but that's NOTHING when you consider the thorough ass-whuppings she'd been taking at Caro's hands.I'm SOOOO proud of our Queen for breaking the schneid on her least favorite surface.What heart!!!:worship:...and as an added bonus,I think I'm gonna go over to the weeping Caro:hearts: and sit her on my lap:devil: and console her that there's no shame in losing to a champ like Marion.......Just kidding,of course:angel:....On to the great Dementieva challenge!!!:cool:

Iceland
Apr 30th, 2009, 03:28 PM
That's a truely great win as Wozniacki is number 6 in the Race, it was such a joy to follow that on scoreboard especially when Marion saved that 3 Sps in the tie-break :lol:. Wow, I didn't think she could score that one on red clay which is not really her best surface. On the other hand, she can express some aspects of her game like her angles and her aggressive display. She is not that vulnerable to power players on clay, I still remember well how impressed I was after she defeated Rezai in 2006. She had her running from every side of the court and was in total control of her shots.
Now that she is fit, she can be a real threat!!! :)

:banana: Love ya Marion, thanks for beating the pusher!

Iceland
Apr 30th, 2009, 03:32 PM
Forgot to add that the fact that it's played indoors surely helped her. She always plays/serves well in this case :)
Bravo again!

Alizé Molik
Apr 30th, 2009, 04:04 PM
im so happy! so many matches won on clay, it just makes me so excited for everything that could happen this year :D

Ferg
Apr 30th, 2009, 04:22 PM
My second favourite win all year! :woohoo: Im ecstatic!

Marionated
Apr 30th, 2009, 05:24 PM
I'm so happy with this results :woohoo:

Lighter
Apr 30th, 2009, 05:41 PM
The courts are quick. So, it can explain why she's more competitive. Enjoy vs Lena.

Marionated
Apr 30th, 2009, 07:46 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQQ_YhDNAe8

ChriS.
Apr 30th, 2009, 10:11 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQQ_YhDNAe8Nice video. I love her!

Ferg
Apr 30th, 2009, 10:17 PM
Shes playing first AGAIN at 2, that means ill be in school. :sobbing: Damn the Stuttgart organisers.

hellas719
Apr 30th, 2009, 10:17 PM
Marion:eek::yeah:

Iceland
Apr 30th, 2009, 10:58 PM
Shes playing first AGAIN at 2, that means ill be in school. :sobbing: Damn the Stuttgart organisers.
We are in the same boat. I will be in the country since it's a free day in France tomorrow. No ES there :(
So please Marion, win this one! We count on your reports, guys!

Inktrailer
Apr 30th, 2009, 11:35 PM
What a great result, go wee Marion! That US slump seems well in the past now, hope she can carry this on over the clay season, and I fancy her chances against Dementieva tomorrow too... go on Marion!:hearts: :worship:

Joee
May 1st, 2009, 10:01 AM
Shes playing first AGAIN at 2, that means ill be in school. :sobbing: Damn the Stuttgart organisers.

Im supposed to be in school lol.;)

Im sick;)

Hope somebody can get a livestream for the Lena/Mari match. PLEASE.

Joee
May 1st, 2009, 01:43 PM
OMFG no streams will work!

JOCHEBEL
May 1st, 2009, 02:33 PM
STUTTGART

Q: Dementieva leads Bartoli 6-2 4-5 break now Marion!

JOCHEBEL
May 1st, 2009, 02:38 PM
Lost a set point :(

JOCHEBEL
May 1st, 2009, 02:40 PM
Marion has just won 2nd set 6-4!!!!!!! great! keep going!

Super_Marion
May 1st, 2009, 03:18 PM
From 0-4 down to 3-4. One of the two breaks back :) FIGHTER!

JOCHEBEL
May 1st, 2009, 03:21 PM
Bartoli c'mon!

JOCHEBEL
May 1st, 2009, 03:23 PM
Deuce!

JOCHEBEL
May 1st, 2009, 03:24 PM
mATCH POINT ! :(

JOCHEBEL
May 1st, 2009, 03:24 PM
Bartoli saved it ...keep going

JOCHEBEL
May 1st, 2009, 03:26 PM
another match point

JOCHEBEL
May 1st, 2009, 03:29 PM
STUTTGART:

Q: Elena Dementieva RUS def. Marion Bartoli FRA 6-2 4-6 6-3

JOCHEBEL
May 1st, 2009, 03:30 PM
good effort marion!

JOCHEBEL
May 1st, 2009, 03:33 PM
Bartoli is playing in Rome next week

R1: vs Shuai Peng CHN

Ferg
May 1st, 2009, 04:09 PM
She did well. Disappointed she lost but she fought.

Iceland
May 1st, 2009, 06:45 PM
Very well done Marion :hug:. That sounds promising for the rest of the clay court season.
Please save some energy for Madrid.

Marionated
May 1st, 2009, 07:45 PM
I saw the first set. Lena played very well indeed. Marion's serve was pretty poor: Lena hit 2 return winners off 2 of Marion's first serves in the first game :o

Anyway, this has been a very positive start to the clay season. Keep going :bounce:

hellas719
May 1st, 2009, 09:52 PM
Marion:hug:

Alizé Molik
May 2nd, 2009, 12:08 AM
I saw the first set. Lena played very well indeed. Marion's serve was pretty poor: Lena hit 2 return winners off 2 of Marion's first serves in the first game :o

Anyway, this has been a very positive start to the clay season. Keep going :bounce:

this is the problem with clay, a flat serve isn't as effective as it is on other surfaces.

i';m still really proud of marion...a SF and QF on clay :worship::worship::worship:

bruce goose
May 2nd, 2009, 05:48 AM
Amen to many of the comments above;I've seen some comments by some Elena fans that Marion really pushed her hard today.Even Lena herself indicated that Marion forced her to raise her level of play.In my heart,I'm sure that Marion would've smashed Morigami and won that clay title in 2007 had she not been injured.I'm content to see :hearts:Marion's:hearts: best efforts on this surface as she soldiers on through the clay season:cool: