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aguy9797
May 7th, 2009, 02:03 PM
I think I am going to turn it off, can't stand it anylonger :help:

~Cherry*Blossom~
May 7th, 2009, 02:04 PM
It is just absolutely disgusting quality! Hideous match to watch.

homogenius
May 7th, 2009, 02:04 PM
those 3DF in a row at 5-5 :o

Miss Atomic Bomb
May 7th, 2009, 02:05 PM
I agree, worst match of the year.

frenchie
May 7th, 2009, 02:06 PM
Azarenka on clay is hopeless
she reminds me of Sharapova

Ballbasher
May 7th, 2009, 02:07 PM
Kaia sh!t today. :o

Libertango
May 7th, 2009, 02:07 PM
It's because Azarenka is totally uninspiring at the best of times, but particularly on the red stuff. :o

Richie's
May 7th, 2009, 02:08 PM
yes... this match is so..............

RR-87
May 7th, 2009, 02:08 PM
:o

Mikey.
May 7th, 2009, 02:09 PM
Agreed. It's just terrible. :o

~Cherry*Blossom~
May 7th, 2009, 02:09 PM
i watched Azarenka in Berlin last year and she was ok on the clay.

This year she just sucks. In Stuttgart and now in Rome!

GoLdEnSeToV
May 7th, 2009, 02:09 PM
Yeah...it is horrible..I turned off my TV...Tragedy...

Miss Atomic Bomb
May 7th, 2009, 02:10 PM
Its as interesting as driving a golf cart in reverse on a hedge with sores on your ass.

It makes the 2007 USO SF look like like a Wimbledon final.

vwfan
May 7th, 2009, 02:10 PM
thanks for the thread. it's a relief to have a place to talk about how bad this is: race to the bottom.

stayed through the tiebreak and now can't watch any longer.:lol:

Andreas
May 7th, 2009, 02:10 PM
I like the match :hearts:
Those drop shots and winners from Vika :worship:
13 winners to 15 ues isn't that bad :shrug:

fouc
May 7th, 2009, 02:11 PM
I just thought to myself that this match would be 2nd worst I've seen this year after Nastya def. Aga. But they are very close to dethrone Aga

Play_Suspended
May 7th, 2009, 02:12 PM
I didnt think there could be a worse match than the 07 US semi, apparently I was wrong...:o

Just moonballs and DFs.............

TheBoiledEgg
May 7th, 2009, 02:14 PM
Kaia and her moonballs :o
she's normally a basher

Mikey.
May 7th, 2009, 02:14 PM
I didnt think there could be a worse match than the 07 US semi, apparently I was wrong...:o

Just moonballs and DFs.............

So true :sobbing: But don't forget the UEs :lol:

Libertango
May 7th, 2009, 02:14 PM
I just thought to myself that this match would be 2nd worst I've seen this year after Nastya def. Aga. But they are very close to dethrone Aga
OMG yes, nothing will beat Nastya v Aga. Not even this; I think. That match made me want to peel my own skin off.

homogenius
May 7th, 2009, 02:14 PM
Finally Vika found someone with an even smaller brain than hers

Andreas
May 7th, 2009, 02:15 PM
OMG yes, nothing will beat Nastya v Aga. Not even this; I think. That match made me want to peel my own skin off.

That's how I feel each time I watch Aga.

Drimal
May 7th, 2009, 02:16 PM
I still wonder how Patty could beat Serena and then lose in straights to Kaia :o

nevetssllim
May 7th, 2009, 02:16 PM
Surely it can't be bad as some of those opening round error-fests from the AO where every match was close to unbearable?!

homogenius
May 7th, 2009, 02:17 PM
I still wonder how Patty could beat Serena and then lose in straights to Kaia :o

and Kaia will lose to Vika lol :tape:

Imperfect Angel
May 7th, 2009, 02:18 PM
Is this any worse than Sveta def. Anna USO SF match?:scratch:

frenchie
May 7th, 2009, 02:19 PM
Put any ballbasher on clay and you will have that kind of match!!:shrug:

I can't wait to see Aga play some real tennis:hearts:

Bosco123
May 7th, 2009, 02:20 PM
and people think that Vika would be number 1 in the world.

Miss Atomic Bomb
May 7th, 2009, 02:21 PM
I want this match to go to 3 sets, so Kaia can set a record for most dfs in a match :hearts:

Lunaris
May 7th, 2009, 02:22 PM
Plenty of retarded replies here.

darkangel5452
May 7th, 2009, 02:22 PM
Put any ballbasher on clay and you will have that kind of match!!:shrug:

I can't wait to see Aga play some real tennis:hearts:

Except Venus I guess:rolleyes:

~Cherry*Blossom~
May 7th, 2009, 02:23 PM
OMG, Azarenka is crying and she's up a set :lol:

frenchie
May 7th, 2009, 02:23 PM
Except Venus I guess:rolleyes:

I don't consider Venus (and Serena BTW) as ball bashers

nevetssllim
May 7th, 2009, 02:26 PM
Except Venus I guess:rolleyes:

The Williams sisters aren't ball-bashers. :rolleyes: Just because they predominantly play from the baseline doesn't mean they are ball-bashers.

Ballbasher
May 7th, 2009, 02:27 PM
I don't consider Venus (and Serena BTW) as ball bashers
And Jelena?
She is a ballbasher and an awesome one :hearts: Such a raw ability to strike the ball :inlove: Should have come back to Rome! :o

homogenius
May 7th, 2009, 02:27 PM
Plenty of retarded replies here.

Maybe (I know I'm in )but this match deserves it quite frankly :help:

volta
May 7th, 2009, 02:29 PM
Its as interesting as driving a golf cart in reverse on a hedge with sores on your ass.

It makes the 2007 USO SF look like like a Wimbledon final.

:haha:

Expat
May 7th, 2009, 02:29 PM
seriously meng yuan would have lesser moonballs than these two.

AnnaK_4ever
May 7th, 2009, 02:30 PM
I want this match to go to 3 sets, so Kaia can set a record for most dfs in a match :hearts:

Nobody will ever beat Kournikova's 31 DFs. NOBODY! :worship:

darkangel5452
May 7th, 2009, 02:30 PM
I don't consider Venus (and Serena BTW) as ball bashers

You blind that's why I thought, if Venus sucks in clay, it's particulary because she bash the ball everytime, tell me the last time where Vee used top spin, and drop shot in a match? Take ur time

Bosco123
May 7th, 2009, 02:31 PM
You blind that's why I thought, if Venus sucks in clay, it's particulary because she bash the ball everytime, tell me the last time where Vee used top spin, and drop shot in a match? Take ur time

sorry my friend but a player with brilliant net skills can't be a ball basher.

Miss Atomic Bomb
May 7th, 2009, 02:31 PM
Nobody will ever beat Kournikova's 31 DFs. NOBODY! :worship:

She can have her beauty queen crown! its time she handed over the DF crown to someone else.

Lunaris
May 7th, 2009, 02:33 PM
Maybe (I know I'm in )but this match deserves it quite frankly :help:
Not at all, especially not when one is focused mainly on watching Azarenka's legs (and her nice backhand motion).
seriously meng yuan would have lesser moonballs than these two.
What's the deal? This is clay, moonballing can be a good tactical option in many situations.
sorry my friend but a player with brilliant net skills can't be a ball basher.Keep rocking. :rocker:

cypher_88
May 7th, 2009, 02:33 PM
Its as interesting as driving a golf cart in reverse on a hedge with sores on your ass.

It makes the 2007 USO SF look like like a Wimbledon final.

:lol::lol:...sad but sooo true :(. both matches were incredibly painful to watch, but this takes the crown.

Miss Atomic Bomb
May 7th, 2009, 02:34 PM
They cannot even moonball properly

and :spit: at the attempt to volley from behind the service line.

homogenius
May 7th, 2009, 02:37 PM
Not at all, especially not when one is focused mainly on watching Azarenka's legs (and her nice backhand motion).

What's the deal? This is clay, moonballing can be a good tactical option in many situations.
Keep rocking. :rocker:

Except that they're not able to use it in tactical way :tape:

As for Azarenka's legs : it levels up the match a bit I suppose...

Shuji Shuriken
May 7th, 2009, 02:38 PM
http://brandysource.net/Smileys/default/fatality2.gif

All the double-faults and breaks...too fucking hilarious

http://brandysource.net/Smileys/default/fatality2.gif

Miss Atomic Bomb
May 7th, 2009, 02:38 PM
I feel violated :unsure:

~Cherry*Blossom~
May 7th, 2009, 02:39 PM
Kanepi is just :weirdo:

She played so well against Serena at Wimbledon and JJ in Dubai. But she produces this cluster!!!

delicatecutter
May 7th, 2009, 02:39 PM
I just casually glanced at the scoreboard and it said "Double fault #12 for Kaia Kanepi" :haha: :rolls:

nicidle
May 7th, 2009, 02:39 PM
there are plenty of moonballing..

améliemomo
May 7th, 2009, 02:39 PM
Kanepi is such a mess

~Cherry*Blossom~
May 7th, 2009, 02:40 PM
BTW, I wish Sam Smith was commentating on this match.

homogenius
May 7th, 2009, 02:40 PM
lol @ Azarenka making winners unintentionnally (that misshit fh who miraculously stay in the court)

nicidle
May 7th, 2009, 02:40 PM
Kanepi can hardly move.
azarenka is.... i dont know.

Expat
May 7th, 2009, 02:42 PM
entertainment end alert azarenka to serve for match

Shuji Shuriken
May 7th, 2009, 02:43 PM
Damn...it's almost over :(

-NAJ-
May 7th, 2009, 02:44 PM
Thank God it's over in two sets.

Lunaris
May 7th, 2009, 02:44 PM
Except that they're not able to use it in tactical way :tape:
Azarenka uses it as a way how to push Kanepi deep behind the baseline to get a short ball from her. It's a good play.

homogenius
May 7th, 2009, 02:46 PM
^^ Azarenka post-match interview : "just happy to pull it cause it was tough conditions today : many ue from both of us, not a very good match at all today" (shaking her head, ashamed)

At least she's lucid.

Lunaris
May 7th, 2009, 02:48 PM
^^ Azarenka post-match interview : "just happy to pull it cause it was tough conditions today : many ue from both of us, not a very good match at all today" (shaking her head, ashamed)

At least she's lucid.
It wasn't a very good match, no. I just wanted to make an example why moonballing can be a good tactical option.

homogenius
May 7th, 2009, 02:51 PM
I know and Vika wasn't totally hopeless in trying but when you can't master a tactic yet maybe it's better not to use it.She's just lucky to play against a disconnected Kaia today.

Lunaris
May 7th, 2009, 03:01 PM
I know and Vika wasn't totally hopeless in trying but when you can't master a tactic yet maybe it's better not to use it.She's just lucky to play against a disconnected Kaia today.
Well, let's say that training makes a master. I for one am glad to see Vika trying different things on the court. It makes her much more of an interesting player.

homogenius
May 7th, 2009, 03:07 PM
Well, let's say that training makes a master. I for one am glad to see Vika trying different things on the court. It makes her much more of an interesting player.

You're probably right.It's just that...I don't know, Vika's game has no impact on me, even when she's trying to use her brain a bit so I find all the hype a bit annoying.I'm just biased probably (but this match still sucks :p).

Lunaris
May 7th, 2009, 03:16 PM
You're probably right.It's just that...I don't know, Vika's game has no impact on me, even when she's trying to use her brain a bit so I find all the hype a bit annoying.I'm just biased probably (but this match still sucks :p).
And what game do you prefer? I don't even know who are your faves, though I remember you were rooting for Mauresmo in Fed Cup.

Christinawww
May 7th, 2009, 03:23 PM
Vika has said she wants to be more complete. I like that she is trying. For me today, it wasn't her different tactics that made the match bad, it was her bad UEs (and Kanepi's as well) at times she should just keep the ball in or hit a winner. She had some nice drop shots and wanted to approach the net. She just had a very bad day IMO. Lucky for her, so did Kanepi.
The way Vika behaved on court should tell people that she was very much aware of how badly she played. She threw her racket several times and stomped. She wanted to do better, but just couldn't produce today. She won ugly.

homogenius
May 7th, 2009, 03:32 PM
And what game do you prefer? I don't even know who are your faves, though I remember you were rooting for Mauresmo in Fed Cup.

I prefer players who keep the ball in play and construct points instead of going for the hit or miss each time.And I like variety (like Amelie's game but Amelie knows how to use it, most of the time :tape:).
Actually I like a lot of different games/players (I loved watching Seles or Pierce for example)but personality plays a part (obviously Azarenka has some game but not enough for me, especially if you look at what she brings on court, personality wise).

I like Jelena's game, even if some things annoy me and I think she brings excitment to a match most of the time.Same with Serena's game when she's on but I often roots against her for other reasons.
I like Daniela's game too when she shows what she's capable to do but she doesn't fight enough imho.
Some other players, I don't like their game or they bored me but I can respect the work (like Safina).


(just realized that this post is a mess but I had no sleep sorry :help:)

homogenius
May 7th, 2009, 03:34 PM
And you Lunaris ?(except for Daniela and Iveta)

Lunaris
May 7th, 2009, 03:56 PM
But you see, Vika actually tried to construct points today. She isn't powerful like f.o. Lisicki who can hit winners from virtually any part of the court, so she has to work the ball a bit more. Unimaginative people will say she is a brainless ballbasher; ballbasher she may be (almost everyone on top of women's game is anyway) but surely not utterly brainless. As for her persona, I saw her in Prague last year and she was downright scary, making big moves and shouting at ballkids :lol: but she will mature. Though I personally don't mind players displaying anger, actually it was quite funny.

As for my personal preferences, obviously I like Hantuchova, her elegant ladylike game is quite rare on WTA nowadays. She's my only real favourite. I root for other female players too due to various reasons (Czech nationality, nice game, legs and so on), but to be honest if I want to watch good tennis I am much more likely to watch an ATP match. Girls are just too one-dimensional and I can get bored quickly. This Martinez-Sanchez however looks like a very interesting player despite her uselessness off the ground. Poor Safina, she probably never encountered someone like her before. :lol:

homogenius
May 7th, 2009, 04:15 PM
But you see, Vika actually tried to construct points today. She isn't powerful like f.o. Lisicki who can hit winners from virtually any part of the court, so she has to work the ball a bit more. Unimaginative people will say she is a brainless ballbasher; ballbasher she may be (almost everyone on top of women's game is anyway) but surely not utterly brainless. As for her persona, I saw her in Prague last year and she was downright scary, making big moves and shouting at ballkids :lol: but she will mature. Though I personally don't mind players displaying anger, actually it was quite funny.

As for my personal preferences, obviously I like Hantuchova, her elegant ladylike game is quite rare on WTA nowadays. She's my only real favourite. I root for other female players too due to various reasons (Czech nationality, nice game, legs and so on), but to be honest if I want to watch good tennis I am much more likely to watch an ATP match. Girls are just too one-dimensional and I can get bored quickly. This Martinez-Sanchez however looks like a very interesting player despite her uselessness off the ground. Poor Safina, she probably never encountered someone like her before. :lol:

Same here but in the same time I'm kinda addicted to women's tour.I find interesting to watch how players are evolving (or struggling to do it)over the years.For example I'm curious to see if a player like CSN can reach the next level or not.
I agree on Azarenka (she's not a brainless ballbasher but I just can't feel anything when I'm watching her).Maybe she'll grow on me with the time who knows.

As for Safina :lol: Just got broken in the 2nd set and it's funny to see her struggling with Martinez's game.

Matt01
May 7th, 2009, 06:07 PM
Finally Vika found someone with an even smaller brain than hers


You're so mean :sad:


I don't consider Venus (and Serena BTW) as ball bashers


:tape:


BTW, I found the match to be quite enjoyable :p

homogenius
May 7th, 2009, 06:21 PM
You're so mean :sad:




I was in bitching mode :o(but not far from the truth apparently cause even Vika in her press conf had no idea why Kanepi played like a moonballer today, and didn't know either why both made so many errors today.She was surprised but had no explanation). I don't even know what Kanepi "thinks" about her match :p)

Corswandt
May 8th, 2009, 11:50 PM
Worst match of the year

Very true up until those last 3-4 games in which Azarenka finally realized she only needed to keep the ball in play. From then on, at least one of the players seemed to have an idea of what she was doing.

I hadn't seen such woeful tennis at this level since Rome 2006 (Clijsters vs Morigami and above all Myskina vs Vinci).

But year after year Rome provides us with horrible tennis (not to mention extremely sparse crowds and lack of atmosphere). It has been the worst upper tier tournament of the year for the last four seasons. I can't just be a coincidence.