View Full Version : Wimbledon R1 - Johansson def Melanie South 7-5 7-6

Jun 22nd, 2009, 09:18 PM
Even tho i'm british i was happy Johansson won after her French Open woes.

Jun 22nd, 2009, 09:18 PM
Mel has the game, for sure!

Both SOMETHING is missing! Serves well, hit's the ball well! Just don't know what's wrong :crying2: I kinda wish she served first, would have made a difference!

Very entertaining though!!

Jun 22nd, 2009, 09:19 PM
Mel :sad:

Jun 22nd, 2009, 09:19 PM
Mathilde :hearts:

Jun 22nd, 2009, 09:20 PM
Mathilde ;) :woohoo: after what happened to her in Paris, she needed this win ;) :D :kiss:

Jun 22nd, 2009, 09:21 PM
Finally she finished it off :) :) :)

Jun 22nd, 2009, 09:21 PM
Mel's movements :rolleyes:
but i'm happy for Mathilde :hug: she looks really happy :D

Jun 22nd, 2009, 09:22 PM
Melanie god hit a winner! too many UE but good serving!
Matilde went more for the points

Jun 22nd, 2009, 09:23 PM
What a load of shit. Mel needs to learn to get the ball in court.

Johansson is a dreadful player, how is she in the top 100? I know i can't say much after she beat Mel but jeez i've never seen Mel play s bad.

Jun 22nd, 2009, 09:23 PM
I love you Mathilde:hearts::bounce::banana:

what a way to finish the match:drool:


The Dawntreader
Jun 22nd, 2009, 09:23 PM
Melanie can hit a big ball, serve relatively well, but her movement is amongst the worst in the top 200. That and her ungainly shot selection put her at a considerable disadvantage against someone like Johansson. Sure the Frenchwoman's serve is hideous, but she knows how to win ugly at times, and reign her game in just to get it done. Mel loses ugly all too often.

Jun 22nd, 2009, 09:24 PM
Mel :sad: :fiery: Best draw possible and she losses it! :( I feel this is going to be a bad year for brits! (N)

Jun 22nd, 2009, 09:25 PM
Mel needs to work on her conditioning. She looked so tired in the end. Her ROS is pretty bad too.

Jun 22nd, 2009, 09:25 PM
Great to see Mathilde win a grandslam match so quickly after that French Open trainwreck. :yeah:

Good effort from the Brit as well!

Jun 22nd, 2009, 09:26 PM
Great effort from the brit? Mel played the worst match i've ever seen her play

Vanity Bonfire
Jun 22nd, 2009, 09:28 PM
OMG! Miss 8MP didn't screw up on a show court!

dl05's right - South has game, but she so often screws up majorly.

Jun 22nd, 2009, 09:28 PM
Good quality match, both hitting well, far more winners than unforced errors, really fun. Don't think either realised what joy they were getting when they came into the net though. In the end just too consistent hitting from Mathilde, which after pushing Sveta all the way last year didn't surprise me at all.

Jun 22nd, 2009, 09:28 PM
Mel played better last year,

Looked very slow, played so inconsistant and needs to take pace of sometimes.

Dissapointing, she had one of the best draws out of the brits.

Jun 22nd, 2009, 09:29 PM
Mathilde :yeah: :)

Jun 22nd, 2009, 09:29 PM
Well done to 'Natalie', agree with the comments about the French Open, also she deserves a win after she did so well against Kuzy 1r last year and lost! Melanie must be gutted as this looked like a very winnable match for her.

Jun 22nd, 2009, 09:29 PM
Mel played the worst match i've ever seen her play
Please, it's not even the worst match she's played in the last fortnight :rolleyes:.

Jun 22nd, 2009, 09:30 PM
Mathilde prefers clay, but she's better on hard and grass. Don't forget how she defeated Sania Mirza 2 months ago. During fed cup training, she was more competitive than Alizé.

Jun 22nd, 2009, 09:32 PM
Nice Mathilde

Mel No More Wcs
Save It Fro The Likes Of Laura,rae,stoop,

Alizé Molik
Jun 23rd, 2009, 01:21 AM
mathilde deserved this after her RG hotmessery and her near upset of sveta last year at W r1!

allez continuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuue!

Jun 23rd, 2009, 01:25 AM
Even tho i'm british i was happy Johansson won after her French Open woes.

Yeah, me to ;). It would have been nice to see a Brit go through today, but i'm really happy for Johansson after what happened at the French:bounce:

Jun 23rd, 2009, 01:29 AM
didnt see much of it, wanted mel to win but after seeing mathilde break down at RG im happy to see her win. mel needs to come good on the talent she has imo, shes got fitter but she needs to be even fitter, comparing her to johansson would be stupid cos mathilde is so darn thin. but mel could be fitter, in tight matches she tends to lose, she needs to turn this around. keothavong is not britains best player yet shes #1 by miles, the others need to find the results

Jun 23rd, 2009, 06:12 AM
How the fuck did she serve this out? :lol:

Jun 23rd, 2009, 07:56 AM
Mathilde :hearts:

Jun 23rd, 2009, 08:46 AM
Mathilde reminds me a lot of bec cartwright, hewitts wife.

Jun 23rd, 2009, 08:13 PM
Mel :hug:

Mathilde :D