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Lighter
Jun 8th, 2009, 08:52 PM
It's time to be competitive : http://www.20minutes.fr/article/331113/Sport-Les-Francaises-comptent-bien-reverdir-sur-herbe.php

Waiting for Eastbourne draw.

hellas719
Jun 8th, 2009, 10:10 PM
GO MARION!:bounce:

Lighter
Jun 12th, 2009, 08:03 AM
Not sure that Marion will be 1 of the 8 seeds : http://eastbournetennis.com/tenniswomen/entrants.html

CHANCE OF WINNING | Reasonable

Iceland
Jun 12th, 2009, 08:41 AM
Wow Marion & Ana will be unseeded for this tournament.
Anyway a good Marion can defeat anyone who doesn't have a great serve on grass which means that we shouldn't be afraid of Jankovic, Dementieva, Wozniacki etc. I just pray she finds her form. She hasn't had a good tournament since Stuttgart. In addition she has SF pts to defend. :unsure:

Alizé Molik
Jun 12th, 2009, 02:59 PM
i think this is decision time for marion in terms of her grass season - last year she made the SF in a year that wasn't so great form wise - is it crazy to think that if she finds form here she can win? I don't know but i'd love to see it!

Ferg
Jun 13th, 2009, 12:07 AM
If Vera is gonna pull out she should do it before the seeds are announced. :sobbing:

Marionated
Jun 13th, 2009, 11:42 AM
What a tough field compared to last year :help:

Lighter
Jun 13th, 2009, 02:02 PM
A good quarter draw for Marion compared to other players, especially french :

Jankovic - Chakvetadze
Dulko - Bartoli
Bammer - Keothavong
Medina Garrigues - Azarenka

Ferg
Jun 13th, 2009, 03:18 PM
The second round match for her is making me drool already. :drool: I'd love to see her beat both of those, and its a good chance for Marion to wallop Jelena again. Couldve done without Vika, but does anyone know how she is on grass? I dont know so im not sure what to expect.

Dave.
Jun 13th, 2009, 03:53 PM
Hope for another thrashing of Jelena here then a winnable match with Vika :bounce: So good to have Marion back on the grass :armed:

Marionated
Jun 13th, 2009, 04:40 PM
Good draw. I'm confident she can beat Gisela, and if she can beat 07 Jelena, current Jelena shouldn't be a problem. That's as far ahead as I will look.

Iceland
Jun 13th, 2009, 07:51 PM
Love the draw! Dulko won't be that easy though, she has nice touch when she wants.
Allez Baba!

hellas719
Jun 14th, 2009, 01:38 AM
Go Marion!
Please QF at least:angel:

Ferg
Jun 14th, 2009, 06:29 PM
Cannot wait for the next 3 weeks!! With my 2 favourite frenchies having great draws in their respective Wimby warmups, im looking forward to watching them so much. I think if Marion makes it past Vika she would beat anyone on Elena's side of the draw, but i know, i shouldnt be looking too far forward. Hard not to optimistic though, she looks great from the pictures. And if Jeremy plays as well as he can then he should win his tournie too!! :hearts:

Lighter
Jun 14th, 2009, 07:32 PM
Marion won't play tomorrow (not on order of play of monday). We have to wait for tuesday.

Alizé Molik
Jun 15th, 2009, 04:37 AM
not fair :( i miss my marion :D

Ferg
Jun 15th, 2009, 12:13 PM
Damn, i want her to play today! :sobbing:

Lighter
Jun 15th, 2009, 07:14 PM
Tuesday OOP out : Marion will play on court 3 11h30 am

Ferg
Jun 15th, 2009, 10:21 PM
Good, i have a tennis match at 10 so i should be back just in time to follow her scores, presuming a link doesnt come out from somewhere.

hellas719
Jun 16th, 2009, 02:09 AM
Good luck tomorrow!:bounce:

Lighter
Jun 16th, 2009, 12:47 PM
Come on for R2 : Janko or Chaky

Janko leads 7/6 2/2

Ferg
Jun 16th, 2009, 12:48 PM
Great solid win for Marion today. :D Cant wait to watch her tomorrow aswell! :drool: If she plays like this again Jankovic/Chaky dont have a chance.

Lighter
Jun 16th, 2009, 01:50 PM
Marion will play Chaky. Waouh....

Ferg
Jun 16th, 2009, 01:53 PM
Chaky next :spit: Wouldve preferred Jankovic though so as Marion couldve added another win to her top 10 wins. :drool:

Shes gonna rip Chaky a new one. :devil:

Ferg
Jun 16th, 2009, 03:56 PM
Azarenka withdrew so the draw is looking way easier now. :bounce: Looks good to defend her semi points, if she beats Chaks then its either Garrigues, Sanchez, Keothavong or Bammer.

Marionated
Jun 16th, 2009, 04:11 PM
Great chance to defend her points.

bruce goose
Jun 16th, 2009, 04:45 PM
No big surprise to see :hearts:Queen Marion:hearts: defeat South American Dulko on grass...but a pleasant result nonetheless:D.....I'm wondering where 'Super M' is,though:confused:....I'd like to give her a big:kiss::kiss::kiss: if Marion wins Eastbourne....I hope she checks in with us soon:o

Iceland
Jun 16th, 2009, 05:19 PM
The draw is looking really nice. I hope she doesn't blow this occasion of defending her points away. It's like in Montreal last year and she managed to do it. Once again Chak is on her way. It will definitely be a tougher challenge than JJ, for sure Chak knows how to play on grass. Marion certainly knows herself what to do to beat Anna. The good thing is Anna's serve is still shaky... Cmon!

Lighter
Jun 16th, 2009, 09:43 PM
Wednesday OOP :

Court n°2
From 11h30
Anna Chakvetadze (RUS) - Marion Bartoli (FRA)
Leonardo Mayer (ARG) - Julien Benneteau (FRA)
Jie Zheng (CHN) - Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN)

hellas719
Jun 16th, 2009, 10:27 PM
Marion:woohoo:
Beat Chaky now!:bounce:

Iceland
Jun 16th, 2009, 11:00 PM
I will have to follow this on my phone... Quite a match that Im afraid of. Please Baba, serve & return well tomorrow!
I've been told that Marion played very well today, she was as aggressive as you would expect her to be!

shar1982
Jun 17th, 2009, 01:22 AM
Good luck Marion!Alezzzz

Ferg
Jun 17th, 2009, 01:33 PM
Marion keeps on truckin' :dance: Good solid win today over Chaks. Looks on course for a semi here.

Alizé Molik
Jun 17th, 2009, 03:19 PM
semi at the least I think as her next opponent will either be claycourter Medina or some other scrub i can't remember the name of - either way it looks good!

Ferg
Jun 17th, 2009, 03:33 PM
The bitch didnt even shake Marion's hand apparently. :o Hate her again. Cant belive i was starting to warm up to her. Bitter loser.

Bammer or Medina Garrigues next. :devil:

Iceland
Jun 17th, 2009, 03:35 PM
It feels sooooo good to have Marion into QFs again!!!!! Very good win over Chak'! It was as tough as we could expect it to be, I'm particularly happy that she kept fighting to steal this first set from Anna. I would have been afraid of a three set match. It could even have been easier in the second set so we have all the reasons to be happy about that one. Except one... a poster wrote in GM that Marion took an injury time-out in the 2nd set to have her foot "checked & rebandaged". He said she looked fine afterwards. Phew.

It should be a shame if she's not at 100% because she is proving she is among the most dangerous players on grass.
Allez Baba :hearts:.

Iceland
Jun 17th, 2009, 03:36 PM
The bitch didnt even shake Marion's hand apparently. :o Hate her again. Cant belive i was starting to warm up to her. Bitter loser.

Bammer or Medina Garrigues next. :devil:
:lol: I was exactly feeling the same! No more pity to Anna.
She doesn't have Marion's class when she loses :angel::tape:

Marionated
Jun 17th, 2009, 04:11 PM
With these potential QF opponents on grass, she better not lose :o

Ferg
Jun 17th, 2009, 07:38 PM
Marion 2nd on court 1 tomorrow. Very annoying, i wanted to watch her. They better frickin put her on centre court for her semi.

Marionated
Jun 17th, 2009, 08:05 PM
I'd like to see her on tv, too. Good luck!

Iceland
Jun 17th, 2009, 08:10 PM
Me too, Im really disappointed especially since Im very likely to miss Friday and Saturday's matches. Well, I don't mind as long as Baba keeps on winning!
She should really cruise tomorrow, if not Dramabel will enter in action and choke it away :lol:

hellas719
Jun 17th, 2009, 10:15 PM
Marion:woohoo:

Alizé Molik
Jun 18th, 2009, 03:44 AM
lol! In all the matches i've seen Chakvetadze play she's never shook the winners hand i swear to god, she needs to grow up.

bruce goose
Jun 18th, 2009, 04:09 AM
What an improvement this year has been from 2008!:bounce:I got to see :hearts:Marion:hearts: break her title drought on live TV right in my home country:D...and now she's re-kindling her excellent blazing skills on grass::cool:.Marion is currently 10th in YEC points,only a slim margin behind a slumping Jankovic.There's more of a gap between our Queen and the Top 8,but it's far from insurmountable:bounce::bounce::bounce:

It's just not quite the same without Alice/Super Marion:sad:....Did she go join a nunnery somewhere:confused:?Where has she been???I'm not one to willfully invade someone else's privacy,but it seems strange to celebrate Marion without our loyal lass from Scotland....If Marion wins Eastbourne...or especially Wimby,then I'll have to find some Scottish gal in our tourist district and give her a warm,lip-smothering Latino Muzzlr-kiss in memory of Dear 'Super M':kiss:.....VAMONOS,MARION!!:woohoo:

Iceland
Jun 18th, 2009, 02:46 PM
Another top 20 for Marion as she defeated Medina 61 64 :yeah:. Many close games on Anabel's serve whereas Marion had little problems on her serve. There was just a scary moment when she was down 23 0/30. This was after she failed to consolidate her break. I really feared that she would let her opponent take control of the match just like in Indian Wells against Peer. Both are big fighters who just put the ball in play. This time Marion made the effort to finish the match.

Now Marion into semies with a big opportunity of getting to another prestigious final (and win the title)!

Lighter
Jun 18th, 2009, 03:05 PM
Last semi final between french players : Brisbane '09
And Marion won by Amélie's retirement

Marion and Virginie have nothing to lose, just play and have fun. Hope a great match.

Marionated
Jun 18th, 2009, 04:53 PM
Virginie will be tough. Marion's record in premier/tier2 semis is pretty :help:, so I'd like to see her improve it. I'll be happy with either winner though.

Marionated
Jun 18th, 2009, 05:55 PM
Apparently, she is back up to no 11 in the world now :woohoo:

Ferg
Jun 18th, 2009, 07:06 PM
I love Virginie but she will surely be tired. We have to be grateful to her for taking out Aggy. I think Marion will beat her and beat Wozniacki in the final. Marion beat her on clay already, seemed to have her game worked out did Marion.

hellas719
Jun 18th, 2009, 08:54 PM
Marion:woohoo:

Ferg
Jun 18th, 2009, 09:10 PM
Marion and Virginie first on Centre Court at 11:30.

Iceland
Jun 18th, 2009, 09:50 PM
Great for me. I can watch before going to my exam :x.

Marionated
Jun 18th, 2009, 10:21 PM
Good luck with your exam.

Lighter
Jun 19th, 2009, 08:27 AM
Betting : http://www.sospronostics.com/events/virginie-razzano-marion-bartoli-662023.htm

Marion is favourite.

shar1982
Jun 19th, 2009, 09:42 AM
Good luck too!

Iceland
Jun 19th, 2009, 11:35 AM
Good luck with your exam.
Thanks! :)

Marion plays Chan Yung-Jan in the 1st round of Wimbledon. Quite good news before she takes on Vivi! Allez!

Ferg
Jun 19th, 2009, 11:38 AM
Aww, Marion let Virginie choose the toss. :hearts:

Ferg
Jun 19th, 2009, 12:13 PM
Aw shit. TERRIBLE draw. Wozniak, then Zvonareva. This is very, very disappointing. :sobbing:

Zvonareva mightny be so bad since she was injured but WOZNIAK?

Ferg
Jun 19th, 2009, 12:31 PM
Oh dear. Marion has a big problem with her thigh, a small bandage on it, and is crouching between points. Shes lost the 1st set 6-4 on a DF, and called the rainer after. Doubt she'll continue with Wimby so close.

Ferg
Jun 19th, 2009, 01:54 PM
Looking back on it i love bitchy Marion as much as nice Marion :hearts:

Alizé Molik
Jun 19th, 2009, 02:00 PM
je m'en fout de ces drames

bring on wimbledon!!

Marionated
Jun 19th, 2009, 02:12 PM
I don't know what the hell is going on :o They were very friendly at the FO :confused: horrid draw by the way.

bruce goose
Jun 19th, 2009, 03:05 PM
This loss doesn't even bother me that much cuz I'm convinced that a 100%-healthy Marion would destroy Razzano on grass...and Marion knows it,too,so there shouldn't be any confidence problems resulting from this.I think Marion would've won Eastbourne but the important thing is to be healthy for Wimbledon so she was wise to default....VAMOS,MARION:hearts:!!:bounce::bounce:: bounce:

hellas719
Jun 19th, 2009, 03:16 PM
Marion:hug:
GL at Wimbledon!

Alizé Molik
Jun 19th, 2009, 04:15 PM
honestly to me when i first saw it it looked like virginie put her hand out but marion was a distance away putting things in her bag so she didnt shake her hand and the virginie shook the umpire hand instead...i don't know? People on here love to hate on everything and everyone so whatever.

Lighter
Jun 19th, 2009, 04:35 PM
Explanations here : http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/breves2009/20090619_171217_bartoli-s-explique.html

Marion seems very pessimistic for Wimbledon. She will take a decision tomorrow.

Iceland
Jun 19th, 2009, 05:26 PM
Just loved Marion's reaction at Virginie standing up right in front if her :lol:. She made her look so dumb!

I don't know if we should really be that concerned about her injury. She didn't fall today, it was already before the match begins and she could play quite decently. Or did it happen during? :unsure: I left to have lunch at that time actually.
Marion loves the drama so perhaps it's not as bad as she thinks. She did it soooooo many times already (this I can't move at all thing).

We'll see tomorrow.
Allez Baba :hug:.

Ferg
Jun 19th, 2009, 05:37 PM
"If it is a strain then there is not much chance I can play next week," said Bartoli, who has been seeded 12th for next week's Wimbledon championships.

"The doctors can't yet say what the diagnosis is because it is too soon after my retirement so I need to wait until tomorrow and see," added Bartoli, before leaving a news conference in tears.


:unsure: Lets hope this'll turn out the same way the scare before the Aussie Open did.

Dave.
Jun 19th, 2009, 05:39 PM
So many of my faves are getting injured before Wimby :smash:

Please be alright Marion :awww: :kiss:

I really don't know the background between Marion and Virginie but I'm sure Marion wouldn't have ignored her without good reason.

Iceland
Jun 19th, 2009, 05:42 PM
:lol: at the title of the thread 'Marion's grace on grass'.

Well we have to admit that Marion has really a super strong personality. She can't be a hypocrit. I give her credit for that but she should care about her image a little bit more if she wants to have support.

I'm sure she will be fine for Wimbledon. Marion's a drama queen :lol:.

Ferg
Jun 19th, 2009, 06:12 PM
Its incidents like todays with Razzano that make me love Marion even more. :hearts:

Marionated
Jun 19th, 2009, 06:49 PM
Hope she can play :sobbing: Btw, fuck the haters. So many of them were completley overlooking what Virginie said, just looking for an excuse to bash Marion. Can't say I'm suprised:tape:

Iceland
Jun 19th, 2009, 11:42 PM
Yes, it's totally that. They just jumped on the occasion. Anyway what's so wrong about this story? She didn't shake her hand. Period.
I just wish Marion would be more relaxed on court, you know, taking more pleasure. She's putting too much pressure on herself, she should really take things easy just as she did in Wimbledon 2007. I hope we have good news tomorrow.

Marionated
Jun 19th, 2009, 11:49 PM
I have a feeling she'll withdraw. She was crying at the press conference. It must be serious :sad:

Ferg
Jun 19th, 2009, 11:54 PM
Yeah, the hating on General Messages today was disgusting and pathetic, more hating threads were made about her afterwards. Fucking idiots, its people like those who make me love her more. :hearts: But if they say ANYTHING bad if she pulls out of WImby i will give them such a bashing :fiery:

Im not anticipating tomorrow hearing about it. :tape:

Marionated
Jun 20th, 2009, 12:17 AM
It's so frustrating though. Some of the french girls slate her to the newspaper, knowing full well she will read it. Marion quite rightfully defends herself, and she is the Bitch :weirdo: This all started after she reached the Wimbledon final. Pure jealousy.

Alizé Molik
Jun 20th, 2009, 04:10 AM
also this

On en sait également plus sur les raisons qui ont poussé Bartoli à ne pas serrer la main de sa compatriote à la fin du match. La vaincue du jour n'a en fait pas apprécié les propos de Razzano dans L'Equipe parue ce vendredi. Razzano y avait déclaré : «Marion est une super joueuse, elle est intelligente, je la respecte en tant que personne mais sur le court on a l'impression que tous les moyens sont bons chez elle pour gagner : appeler le soigneur, pleurer, boîter... Je ne la regarderai pas si elle prend plein de temps entre les points à faire ses mélis-mélos. Il n'y aura aucun respect et aucune pitié des deux côtés, ça ne veut pas dire que je ne l'aime pas. Simplement je ne veux pas me laisser déstabiliser sur le court.» Des déclarations qui ont sérieusement irrité Bartoli, qui a déclaré «Dire cela dans ce quotidien français ce n'est vraiment pas brillant mais je pense que c'est sa manière de se comporter.»

Serenita
Jun 20th, 2009, 04:46 AM
pathetic display of hate in GM against marion.

Joee
Jun 20th, 2009, 01:07 PM
Marion may not play Wimbledon.

Source - http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/19062009/58/wimbledon-injured-bartoli-wimbledon-doubt.html

Some comments about Razzano etc.

leviathane
Jun 20th, 2009, 02:43 PM
Marion :hug:

Ferg
Jun 20th, 2009, 05:29 PM
No news yet :scared:

Marionated
Jun 20th, 2009, 06:05 PM
No news is good news.

Ferg
Jun 20th, 2009, 10:34 PM
I think we might be in the clear guys. She said they'd know by today whether she could play or not so no news is a good sign. She'd probably have announced it today if she couldnt play.

Joee
Jun 20th, 2009, 10:38 PM
Hopefully she does :(

Iceland
Jun 21st, 2009, 01:06 PM
Marion is playing tomorrow, obviously. :rolleyes:

3rd on court 18 which is a showcourt. Please be fine and play well.

Marionated
Jun 21st, 2009, 02:18 PM
Televised court :drool: The weather forecast for tomorow doesn't look to good though :sacred: If she is feeling fine, she should win fairly comfortably. Allez!

Ferg
Jun 21st, 2009, 05:09 PM
Thank god she has 2 easy rounds to begin with to let her get into the groove of things and not to aggravate her injury too much. I really hope someone takes out Aleks before R3 though. :tape: Its great shes on a televised court, ill be watching and screaming for her! :drink:

Alizé Molik
Jun 22nd, 2009, 06:36 AM
oh man i hope theres a livestream or something! RG was shocking! If Marion wins her first round match she'll be top 10 on TBE ranking list..god that excites me!

Lighter
Jun 22nd, 2009, 12:21 PM
As Marion plays chan a chinese Taipeh player, i'm sure that Star Sports (with Sopcast) will cover this match.

Currently : Zheng vs Barrois

Ferg
Jun 22nd, 2009, 06:26 PM
Good result for Marions third round, Wozniak got beaten by Schiavone. I think Marion could make the semi's now, if her injury doesnt affect her. Wozniak was my big fear.

Marionated
Jun 22nd, 2009, 06:50 PM
So many marathon atp matches on court 18. She has a nice draw to the 4th round. I think she'll lose to Vera if they both make it there.

Ferg
Jun 22nd, 2009, 07:07 PM
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAH. They are sticking Marion on court 19. :fiery: wtf? No stream from there either of course. Stupid mens matches.

Marionated
Jun 22nd, 2009, 07:11 PM
If Rainer had just converted one of the 5 set points he had in the first set :rolleyes:

Iceland
Jun 22nd, 2009, 07:23 PM
Damn it, I wanted to watch it :( Maybe they can change their decisions as Rainer just won.
Indeed great opportunity as Ola lost but there are still tough opponents to beat. Let's take matches one after the other. First this Chan.
Allez Baba.

Ferg
Jun 22nd, 2009, 08:14 PM
What a sexy, amazing result. With Aleks gone and Vera looking VERY unconvincing against Stoop (4-4) dare we hope for a quarter or semi? I want 4th round vs. Razzano :devil:

hellas719
Jun 22nd, 2009, 08:27 PM
Marion:worship:
Chan:spit:

Marionated
Jun 22nd, 2009, 08:58 PM
Let's just take it one match at a time. She should cruise against Timea.

BartoliBabes
Jun 23rd, 2009, 11:34 AM
OK so Bacsinszky next.....

Iceland
Jun 23rd, 2009, 11:53 AM
Well done Marion :yeah:. Glad she forgot about this injury, but I have a feeling she will certainly think about it a bit more if ever she is led on court... We'll see! It was only Chan, that is a player who is coming back from an injury and who hasn't won many matches this year... I do agree that the stats are great though.
Hope she brings the same stuff against Timea!

bruce goose
Jun 23rd, 2009, 05:17 PM
That was a nice,thorough ass-whupping by :hearts:Marion:hearts:....Double bagels are:cool:

Ferg
Jun 23rd, 2009, 06:53 PM
Marion is last on Court 4. :o. 2 mens matches before her, so a very good possibility of a court change or not getting finished at all and playing Thursday. Karlovic is one of them so he'll have fast service games i suppose. :sobbing:

Marionated
Jun 23rd, 2009, 07:14 PM
Organisers :weirdo:

Iceland
Jun 23rd, 2009, 09:40 PM
Stupid schedule! Same position as Aravane :mad:.

Dave.
Jun 23rd, 2009, 11:01 PM
Good luck Marion! Court 4 does get very crowded and, especially for the last match, there's usually a great atmosphere as people are just coming off centre (well it was today with Ana) so it's not a bad court IMO. I'd love to see her get on the show courts though at some point. :(

Alizé Molik
Jun 24th, 2009, 05:17 AM
sigh. I hate the wimbledon scheduling! it always works out perfectly so no women's matches get shown on tv, because there's always a mens one starting somewhere.

BartoliBabes
Jun 24th, 2009, 11:46 AM
court 4 had ivanovic and keothavong yesterday so i think its a privilege marion got this court

Marionated
Jun 24th, 2009, 03:47 PM
No way will she be playing on court 4 now.

Ferg
Jun 24th, 2009, 05:16 PM
:hearts:No way will she be playing on court 4 now.

Maybe Karlovic will be fast? :o As long as Nastya and Roby dont go to a third theres still a chance.

I still think putting Cilic - Querrey on CC is the thickest bit of scheduling so far this tournament.


They are finished early on court 1!!!! Maybe Marion will go there?

Marionated
Jun 24th, 2009, 05:48 PM
I hope so. I really want to see her play. We've already been screwed over once :o

Marionated
Jun 24th, 2009, 06:25 PM
The days play needs to start at least a hour earlier when it's the earlier rounds.

cpross
Jun 24th, 2009, 07:07 PM
Court 3!!!

Marionated
Jun 24th, 2009, 07:15 PM
Yes! Welcome to the forum.

Marionated
Jun 24th, 2009, 07:17 PM
I don't Think it will be televised over here but at least she is playing.

Lighter
Jun 24th, 2009, 07:39 PM
TV stream here : http://www.fromsport.com/video-37766.html

Ferg
Jun 24th, 2009, 08:01 PM
Dammit, that doesnt work for me, says it only works on Firefox and Opera, but it wont work on Firefox either.

Marionated
Jun 24th, 2009, 08:03 PM
I have to stop underestimating her opponents :o

cpross
Jun 24th, 2009, 08:03 PM
This one should work: http://www.atdhe.net/7634/watch-wimbledon--bartoli-vs-bacsinszky

Marionated
Jun 24th, 2009, 08:42 PM
The first serve is so good!

Marionated
Jun 24th, 2009, 08:52 PM
Great fight. She should beat Fran on grass, I think :lol:

Iceland
Jun 24th, 2009, 09:01 PM
7-5 6-1 :worship:

So proud of Marion, Timea was just playing incredible tennis at the beginning of the first set until Marion got into her head by audaciously being way inside the baseline to return. Contrary to other girls who just try to intimidate their opponents, she did put all those returns in and they were just too good. She didn't lose the momentum since then. The 2nd set was just Marion Bartoli at her best on grass, serving so well and putting all the pressure on return.
Allez Marion, allez!!

Marionated
Jun 24th, 2009, 09:03 PM
Fran fails to serve it out. If she plays Brito- :spit:

Iceland
Jun 24th, 2009, 09:54 PM
She will play Francesca. Quite a difficult match, her short angles, net skills and slice could definitely be a problem from Marion. I'm still confident now that Baba has beaten her in Dubaï.

Ferg
Jun 24th, 2009, 11:39 PM
The Wimbledon website is so annoying! No mention at all about Marion's first and second round matches, not in the round-up, no interviews and no photos!

BartoliBabes
Jun 25th, 2009, 12:01 AM
schiavone is a very tough match imo...

Dave.
Jun 25th, 2009, 12:01 AM
Good win Marion :yeah: Keep going!

Next round is tougher but Marion starts as clear favourite IMO :cool:

hellas719
Jun 25th, 2009, 03:22 AM
Marion:woohoo:

Alizé Molik
Jun 25th, 2009, 03:36 AM
The Wimbledon website is so annoying! No mention at all about Marion's first and second round matches, not in the round-up, no interviews and no photos!

we are spoiled at RG for news on players - Wimbledon doesn't occupy themselves with such things.

Lighter
Jun 25th, 2009, 07:52 AM
Marion's interview in French : http://www.fft.fr/wimbledon/2009/?ID=5071

And 4 photos here : http://www.fft.fr/wimbledon/2009/albums/album6/index.html

Alizé Molik
Jun 25th, 2009, 08:21 AM
lighter on peut copier les images la? je n'arrive pas.

Lighter
Jun 25th, 2009, 08:38 AM
lighter on peut copier les images la? je n'arrive pas.Il y a une petite technique que j'avais utilisé pour copier une photo de Mathilde Johansson. Je vais réessayer pour la dernière.

Lighter
Jun 25th, 2009, 08:44 AM
Ca te va :

http://www.fft.fr/wimbledon/2009/albums/album6/medium/0012.jpg

Lighter
Jun 25th, 2009, 08:50 AM
Les 3 autres :

http://www.fft.fr/wimbledon/2009/albums/album6/small/0001.jpg

http://www.fft.fr/wimbledon/2009/albums/album6/small/0002.jpg

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Ferg
Jun 25th, 2009, 06:39 PM
Marion on 18 again. After Ai-Dani and then Domi's match. Marion has a great chance here, she should beat Fran and i think she would beat Virginie. Worried about Vera though, i wouldnt put it past her beating Marion on one leg. It would depend on Marion dictating.

Marionated
Jun 25th, 2009, 06:40 PM
Please win, Marion! Please win, Virginie :sobbing:

Marionated
Jun 25th, 2009, 06:58 PM
I have to say, I'm quite disgusted with this scheduling. Wozniacki vs Kirilenko got cc today. The former finalist hasn't even been put on court 1.

hellas719
Jun 25th, 2009, 10:19 PM
Go Marion!

Lighter
Jun 25th, 2009, 10:31 PM
Marion practicing with Amélie in Eastbourne :

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Alizé Molik
Jun 26th, 2009, 12:42 AM
Il y a une petite technique que j'avais utilisé pour copier une photo de Mathilde Johansson. Je vais réessayer pour la dernière.

merci bcp bcp!:worship: je voulais te donner un goodrep mais il m'a dit qu'il faut que j'en donne à qq'un d'autre avant lol :p

JOCHEBEL
Jun 26th, 2009, 01:19 AM
TomorroW Marion is going to face Italian Francesca Schiavone,who has beaten Wozniak and shouting Michelle Larcher De Brito. Bartoli has had a very succesfull preparation for Wimbledon. She reached Eastbourne's semifinals (defeated Dulko (L) Chakvetadze and Garrigues). She will fight to win against the Italian ,who has defeated Baba in 3 times but the last meeting in Dubai this year was not the same history(Bartoli won 7-6 3-6 6-3).

i hope Bartoli win! and return to Wimbledon's finals instances. :D

BartoliBabes
Jun 26th, 2009, 02:52 PM
i hope marion can win too, and gain revenge against virginie in the 4th round:devil:

Lighter
Jun 26th, 2009, 05:16 PM
Stream here : http://www.fromsport.com/video-37776.html

Ferg
Jun 26th, 2009, 05:21 PM
Oh no! Italian fans!

Marion looking good in the warm up, hitting it very well.

hellas719
Jun 26th, 2009, 07:04 PM
Marion:help:

Iceland
Jun 26th, 2009, 07:10 PM
Im so shocked. Marion will never be into top 10 again if she keeps on wasting those good draws. She doesn't believe in herself, Im so mad that she gave up in the second set. Fran was beatable today. She has to stop playing so far from the baseline, she plays her best tennis when she is inside and taking the ball early. Never attempted it. There was pretty good stuff in that 1st set, it should have been a safe basis for the rest of the match and she just made the dumbest decisions at the wrong time.

I guess it's safe to say that hard courts suit her game the better. She is so useless on those slices.

Alizé Molik
Jun 26th, 2009, 07:16 PM
I don't know what to do..I'm so upset :sad: I wanted her to win so badly and she didn't even try :(

Ferg
Jun 26th, 2009, 07:18 PM
Pathetic, pathetic, pathetic. Such a great oppurtunity to get back into top 10, thrown away with a disgusting tank. Huge points to deliver in the coming weeks. She wont emulate Stanford. Unless she gets her fucking act together of course, today was horrible. I don think shes as good on grass as we all think she is, she cant handle the spin and pushing


What annoys and upsets me the most is her attitude in the 2nd set. It hurts more then the loss itself.

Alizé Molik
Jun 26th, 2009, 07:22 PM
i upset people with my rage :( sorry guys. I'm going to bed now.

Marionated
Jun 26th, 2009, 07:28 PM
I'm so sick of this little Bitch tank attitude when it doesn't go right. Problem is, she is far too one-dimensional. When the attacking game is fucked, so is she. She is not quick or fit enough to start defending. She isn't good enough to start rushing to the net either. It never use to be this way. She did posses self-belief and fighting spirit. She never gave up like this before :sad: :sad:

BartoliBabes
Jun 26th, 2009, 07:44 PM
i upset people with my rage :( sorry guys. I'm going to bed now.

its OK everyone forgives you:angel:

i believe in marion for the rest of the year:worship:

Joee
Jun 26th, 2009, 07:48 PM
We do forgive you AlizeMolik.
Just be careful what you say in future:lol:

:)

Alizé Molik
Jun 26th, 2009, 07:49 PM
its OK everyone forgives you:angel:

i believe in marion for the rest of the year:worship:

thanks BB :kiss: i'd rather have you working with me defending marion than against me lol.

bruce goose
Jun 26th, 2009, 08:02 PM
i upset people with my rage :( sorry guys. I'm going to bed now.Yes,please DON'T apologize for being honest.There's an expression the Gringos use which I'll post here in Spanish...but I think you'll follow along just fine with the language similarities in French and Spanish....Marion Bartoli:Quitate la cabeza de tu trasero:(....y tu desempen~o??No puedes brillar mierda!!:(:(

Marionated
Jun 26th, 2009, 08:18 PM
It's ok Alize Molik :hug: I'm so annoyed with her too. She has some explaining to do. Now she has many points to defend in the forthcoming weeks :help: After her loss to Pennetta or Errani at the Us open, she only has a Linz semi to defend :hearts:

Iceland
Jun 26th, 2009, 08:50 PM
Yep, I don't know how she will defend Montreal points :scared:. But the fact is that she plays her most solid tennis on these US hard courts. She will find her way... She just needs to do well in these mandatory events.

Iceland
Jun 26th, 2009, 08:58 PM
Very classy words from Marion to Francesca, she basically said Fran was the best today, that she didn't have any excuses except that she was too good. She felt short physically in the second set and didn't feel like having enough weapons to fight overall.
For me it comes from the fact that she stands too far from the baseline. It totally neutralized her possibilities of being aggressive down the line. Hope she realizes it soon. When you hit it flat, you need to take it early to be good.

Marionated
Jun 26th, 2009, 09:00 PM
Her record in mandatory events is truly horrific this year. I guess she can gain a lot of points in them this year. I really hope she can win at least 1 premier event. Her career is full of wasted opportunities :sad:

Marionated
Jun 26th, 2009, 09:06 PM
Nice words, but not true imo. Marion messed up the first set, didn't care in the second, like against Mattek last year. Or maybe she didn't feel physically maybe. If that's the case, I hope she doesn't look back in a few years time and ask herself what could she have done if she were fitter.

Ferg
Jun 26th, 2009, 11:01 PM
At least shes not making excuses, we have to give that to her.

Alizé Molik
Jun 27th, 2009, 05:23 AM
i loved the interview. No excuses just gave fran the credit. lovely.

Dave.
Jun 27th, 2009, 02:46 PM
I was there yesterday although could hardly see a thing because the court was packed solid. NOBODY was leaving the match. I was disappointed as that was one of the main matches I went to see (at least I did see some of it just not in a good position) but even more disappointing is the outcome. 2nd year in a row exiting the 3rd round, and to Schiavone of all people. Very frustrating and sickening loss to say the least.

Marionated
Jun 27th, 2009, 02:51 PM
Dave :hug: It's always hard to see one of your favourite players lose in person.

Dave.
Jun 28th, 2009, 02:40 AM
Dave :hug: It's always hard to see one of your favourite players lose in person.

Thanks :hug: It was horrible not even being in full view of what was going on either, so I couldn't tell how well/bad she was playing. I also was hoping to get a pic with Marion and say hi and everything, but it wouldn't have been right to do that after she lost. So until next year... :sad:


This was such a huge opportunity too :bigcry: Just thinking about that section of the draw now makes me cringe. :o

bruce goose
Jun 28th, 2009, 05:04 PM
Muchachos Marionettes,I'm really at a loss here...losing to Schiavone on GRASS...like THAT...is embarrassing.Schiavone has sucked on grass her entire career,the kind of player who loses to local teenage wildcards,6-1 6-1.She dID make the semis at Mickey Mouse Ordina Open recently...but that was against weak competition.Even at her best,she was handled in the semis by Yanina Wickmayer...who isn't even a Top 50 player.From the reports of reliable Marion fans,our girl simply quit in the 2nd set...and THAT'S hard to accept also.I can tolerate losing IF someone has tried their best;my fav baseball team has a record of 21-51,the worst in MLB by a country mile---and they've never even been to the World Series in their entire existence(1969-present)---so I'm not a front runner.However,I expect much more FIGHT from Marion and can't figure out why she'd simply roll over vs. such a poor grass-court player....I'm on a quest for optimism here so any help would be appreciated:help::help::help:

Marionated
Jun 28th, 2009, 06:29 PM
I honestly don't understand it either, Bruce :o It's really an inexplicable loss.

bruce goose
Jun 28th, 2009, 09:33 PM
I honestly don't understand it either, Bruce :o It's really an inexplicable loss.No slight to you or anyone else,but I wish that we had Alice/Super Marion here to comment on this.I still don't know why she disappeared:confused:.Her posts were a combination of pragmatism,poetry and logic that made me want to cup her cheeks and plant a smothering Latino kiss on her lips.I wonder where she is:sad:...and what she'd have to say about Marion right now:o:o

Marionated
Jun 28th, 2009, 09:44 PM
Super M still visits this website. I haven't seen her post in Marion's forum for a good while, you're right. I think she runs the Marion Bartoli fan blog website.

bruce goose
Jun 28th, 2009, 10:04 PM
Super M still visits this website. I haven't seen her post in Marion's forum for a good while, you're right. I think she runs the Marion Bartoli fan blog website.Thanks for the re-assurance;she better come back soon:mad:........:sad::sad::sad:

Joee
Jun 29th, 2009, 12:33 PM
SuperM(alice) seemed sad in her video on youtube about Marions loss.
Shes probably on a shopping spree in London at the moment. She should be posting here soon :)

Lighter
Jun 29th, 2009, 07:53 PM
Fran also defeated Virginie. She won 4 tie break in a row. She's really solid. Marion said that she played against a wall. Of course, we are disappointed, but Marion won't be the only one to defend points on summer American tournaments (Domi,..). Her 17th and her 18th result are 120 and 110 pts. So, she has still margins if Stanford and Toronto are not successfull. Don't worry, her level of play was really good, except 2nd set vs Fran. And she knows it. I'm sure she isn't too disappointed. And ready to fight again.

Marionated
Jun 29th, 2009, 09:08 PM
Looking at the draw, I think she should be disappointed. Virgine, then Elena. Btw, Stanford is a much tougher field this year. She won't be lucky enough this year to play the likes of Anna C and Ai in the later rounds. She needs to start performing in the higher premier events. Indian wells and Miami were both major letdowns. Cincinatti is really important this year.

Marionated
Jun 30th, 2009, 08:46 PM
Just came across this from January http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEYLCGZ7WCQ

Lighter
Jul 2nd, 2009, 05:29 PM
Marion remains the last non-Williams who have played Wimbledon final :
- 2009 : Venus-Serena
- 2008 : Venus-Serena
- 2007 : Venus-Marion

Ferg
Jul 3rd, 2009, 08:31 PM
So is Marion not planning to play until Stanford? Disappointing, she would do well in one of the smaller ones this week.

Marionated
Jul 3rd, 2009, 09:22 PM
I guess she doesn't want to tire herself out. She has Stanford finalist and Montreal SF points to defend.

Ted Moulding
Jul 8th, 2009, 11:41 AM
Hi Mr Slumptoli, My blog name is Agent Provocatuer, it was sort of given to me by Super M who you will find on Marion Bartoli Fan blog. Please join us there if you can. I'm eager to meet you and more fans of our wonderful Super M and Marion B. You'll find its one of the best tennis blogs on the net.

Ted Moulding
Jul 8th, 2009, 11:43 AM
Mr Lighter, AP here. I had a thought the other day. We know so little about about Super M and her hidden talent for sports journalism. Maybe you could interview her?

Ted Moulding
Jul 8th, 2009, 11:46 AM
Hi Mr Bruce Goose, My blog name is Agent Provocateur, a name sort of given to me by Super M who you will find on Marion Bartoli Fan blog. Please join me there one day soon. You'll find it's the best tennis blog on the net.

bruce goose
Jul 8th, 2009, 12:27 PM
Hi Mr Bruce Goose, My blog name is Agent Provocateur, a name sort of given to me by Super M who you will find on Marion Bartoli Fan blog. Please join me there one day soon. You'll find it's the best tennis blog on the net.Thanks for the greeting;I'll be checking in with Alice/Super M perhaps later today

Lighter
Jul 8th, 2009, 06:35 PM
Mr Lighter, AP here. I had a thought the other day. We know so little about about Super M and her hidden talent for sports journalism. Maybe you could interview her?On my opinion, super M must interview Marion, don't you think ?
I'm sure she has so many questions to ask.

bruce goose
Jul 9th, 2009, 06:29 AM
Though I've viewed Super Marion's blog posts before,it was strangely comforting to read her eloquent discourse again a few minutes ago.I'm STILL expecting better results from Marion than what we saw vs. Schiavone.The :hearts:Marion:hearts: who made me so proud when she won in my country is waiting to re-surface again:bounce: