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ms_nut
Aug 13th, 2009, 01:57 AM
:) So after i patched up with Ros, i decided to make a JJ voodoo doll instead, but then i decided to give JJ another chance and made a "JJ t-shirt..".Maybe she would surprise me in Cincy and make it to the QF. Nah, to hell with it.. i decided to go to her 2nd rd match, 'cos i wasn't very confident if i would ever see her again in Cincy this year.

I wanted to make a really cool T-shirt, but realized that making it at the last minute was a pain.. i ended up using this pic on my t-shirt,:

http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/JelenaJankovicReebokShootq54YPShpmE.jpg


Next, i managed to get out of the hospital for the rest of the day...I rushed home and went with a friend up to Mason. The tournament is actually held in Mason, Ohio, not Cincy which is in a different county.:tape::lol:.

This is the skyline of Cincinnati:

http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/john-a-roebling-suspension-bridge-a.jpg



Anyway, the tournament is held close to "King's island" which is one of the biggest amusement parks in the US.

We parked on a grass field and walked up to the ticket counter.. on the way i saw someone practicing on a outside court,.. Oh, it was just Venus.. since i couldn't be bothered with her, i ran up and frantically asked the lady at the counter " are there any tickets available for today's match?" Yes,plenty .. any seat of choice that you want, she said.... And here i was worried that tickets would be sold out...:rolleyes:



Since box seats were $60 a piece.., we decided to get some mid level seats and entered the stadium...There was JJ in all her glory struggling against Maria K.. the score was 5-5 in the first set...:) JJ made a correct challenge just as i entered the stadium.. but eventually lost the game..I expected a very low turnout, but was pleasantly surprised to see that there were at least a 1000 people in the stadium...

http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/IMG_4128.jpg

(Who's head is that, and why is it blocking JJ's view....:mad:)

Match #1: CC : JJ vs Maria K

http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/IMG_4126.jpg

Anyway, my friend started taking JJ's pics, while i started biting my nails in earnest..
JJ forced a TB, but then commited some horrible UEs to go down a break .. down 3-4, she played some superb defense to win the point.. but then hit some crap shots to go down 4-6... The JJ of '08 returned just in time to hit a FH CC winner and force an error from Maria K, along with an Ajde to set up SP.. she won the 1st set, and from there, she never looked to be in trouble. She may have been hitting a lot of 2nd serves, but at least she was going for it on her 1st serves..:). Not too bad, not too sloppy, she was solid and her BH was firing on and off as she raced to a 5-3 lead in set 2. She then served something like 2 aces in that last game to shut out Kirilenko...:drool:. I was surpised to see so many people out there calling out her name..:hearts:.. she is a popular champion wherever she goes, it seems.

http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/IMG_4093sd.jpg

(sorry, my camcorder pics didn't come out very well,,:o)

JJ was asked during the interview how she felt playing her first match here, and she said " Well, i had to get up a 7:00 am today.." :lol:

The crowd absolutely loved her and tons of kids swarmed around her for an autograph... there was no way i could get an autograph now.. right? wrong...:p

http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/IMG_4101.jpg




JJ was so gracious, she was standing for quite a while, signing autographs...i snuck in behind her... i meekly yelled "JJ".. but got so tongue-tied.My friend then yelled "JJ sign my T-shirt".. JJ looked up and smiled at me when she saw her pretty face on my t-shirt staring back at her..OMG, she is simply gorgeous in person, she had so many "freckles". She signed my t-shirt and put a little heart ♥ at the end..



http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/IMG_4317.jpg

ms_nut
Aug 13th, 2009, 02:21 AM
JJ encounter #2:

I thought that was the last i would see of JJ today, boy was i wrong..:eek::eek:

As we left the stadium who do we see but JJ along with Ricardo. The two were jogging just outside the stadium in order to cool down..

http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/IMG_4112.jpg

JJ talking on the phone.. "That's right mom, I did it,I won a match ...you don't believe me?, ask Ricardo.. he saw me win.. no not a practice match, I won a real WTA tour match".



JJ and Ricardo were having an animated discussion, they were arguing about something..:confused:.. It seemed like JJ was talking in Serbian, and Ricardo in Spanish.. and yet they both seemed to understand each other... or not....it was like neither one was paying any attention to what the other person was saying:lol:

To add a bigger twist, as we followed JJ ,we saw this guy follow her..:confused: now who on earth could that be, but our very own Mlajdo (sp?):mad: so is he a sponsoruza or not.. I was stunned to see him.. i didn't remember his first name, but i said to my friend, "That's Janovic", he turned around looked at us, and then continued talking to someone on his cell phone.

http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/IMG_4110crp.jpg



What then followed was another surprise.... Ricardo and Mlajdo started having an animated conversation...:shrug: I could only guess what was going on..




http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/IMG_4126-1.jpg

Ricardo: " look ,all I'm saying is to cut it down to every other day.."
Mlajdo: "What do you mean.... we're two virile young individuals...we have desires that need to be fulfilled"

ms_nut
Aug 13th, 2009, 02:26 AM
I did see the other WTA matches as well, but will pen my thoughts on them later..i'm going to bed and i have an exam that i have to be studying for (it's on Friday).. so much as i would like to go tomorrow to see JJ lose to Azarenka..:o:mad: i'll have to be content with "livescores". Maybe if she wins tomorrow, i'll be there to see her on Friday night...please win JJ, don't lose to Vika tomorrow...

Oh, and for the record, i thought JJ's dress looked gorgeous on her.. .much better than the same Anta crap we've been seeing for the last few months.. i'll puke if i see her grey dress one more time..

downunderfan
Aug 13th, 2009, 03:20 AM
Thanks, Nutty, this is hilarious! :lol: Mladjo and Ricardo conversation, brilliant! :cool: Thank you soooo much, photos are great, too!

louisa.
Aug 13th, 2009, 08:16 AM
:worship: Thanks for that! :D

дalex
Aug 13th, 2009, 09:06 AM
Amazing! :sobbing: You were too exciting to be objective. That dress is hideous and she can't allow to be broken THAT many times.

Jelena is ♥!!!

Spanish only do animated conversations and Montenegrins don't know to keep their voices down either so...there you go! And Jelena is a drama queen. Minus the dress, I love that pic when she's jogging while talking on the cell and laughing. That girl knows her multitasking all too well. :lol:

Mladjo, don't ruin Jeca, please! Ktnxbye.

Oh and now I'm not the only stalker around here anymore. :)

HowardH
Aug 13th, 2009, 09:12 AM
JJ encounter #2:

JJ and Ricardo were having an animated discussion, they were arguing about something..:confused:.. It seemed like JJ was talking in Serbian, and Ricardo in Spanish.. and yet they both seemed to understand each other... or not....it was like neither one was paying any attention to what the other person was saying:lol:

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JJ and Ricardo conversation:

JJ (in Serbian): You know, I really like makeup, but do you know what kinds of makeup I like? Wait, I'll test you to see if you know me. What's my favourite mascara?

Ricardo (in Spanish): Wait did you just say something about your serve? I think we should work on your serve this afternoon. See if you can get some more pop on it and a bit more kick on that second serve.

JJ (in Serbian): Wrong! It's L'oreal Voluminous. (getting annoyed) Also, why are you talking funny? You pronounced mascara wrong.

Ricardo (in Spanish): Wait what did you say? These sunglasses make it hard for me to hear what you're saying.

JJ (in Serbian): How could you say that! I have never endangered anyone with my use of glitter. I'm careful, you know, not to put myself in positions where I might cause sunstrike to drivers.

Ricardo (in Spanish): Hmm? Oh we'll grab something to eat after practice. Maybe get something healthy. Don't want to practice on a full stomach. Might get a sore tummy.

JJ (in Serbian): And no I do not use too much foundation! How dare you!

Ricardo (in Spanish): And why the heck are you shouting? Would you prefer something spicy?

JJ (in Serbian): It's okay I forgive you. It's hard for a man to understand these things.

Ricardo (in Spanish): Okay then it's settled. We'll get Indian.

JJ muttering under her breath: (I'm glad I got through that important conversation. Can't have him misunderstanding these things. It's a good thing I can always tell what he really means, otherwise I might feel insulted sometimes.)
Ricardo thinking to himself: (Boy that accent she has, it's so strong. Half the time I'm not sure she even understands what I'm saying. At least I always remember to speak in English to her.)

дalex
Aug 13th, 2009, 09:15 AM
^ :rolls:

MaBaker
Aug 13th, 2009, 09:27 AM
ms_nut :worship: I have to say I'm little disappointed you don't have "Win them all" on you shirt ;) (good luck on your exam)

HowardH :spit:

ms_nut
Aug 13th, 2009, 11:02 AM
:) Thnx guys.. oh, and for the record.. you are her only stalker Alex...:p I just happened to bump in Ricardo and Mladjo...

Ma, i wanted to use "JJ Dileja" but didn't want to piss JJ off..:angel:

Here's a youtube clip of JJ serving at 5-6 in the 1st set.. it only has a view of JJ and is not so great:

First shot was a BH DTL winner
Second shot was a BH DTL return by Maria K.
Third shot was an ace as JJ held to 6-6 in 1st set.

_yLzsBMlhrU

дalex
Aug 13th, 2009, 11:11 AM
Canary Jeca...:speakles:

Too bad you can't stalk her today.

I hate following a match on SB. I kinda hoped Serena would lose to Bondarenko 2, so Jelena's match can be put on CC. :o

Tell me why was she broken so many times? Was Kiri playing well?

~Kiera~
Aug 13th, 2009, 11:30 AM
Thank you, ms_nut :yeah:

ms_nut
Aug 13th, 2009, 11:32 AM
Canary Jeca...:speakles:

Too bad you can't stalk her today.

I hate following a match on SB. I kinda hoped Serena would lose to Bondarenko 2, so Jelena's match can be put on CC. :o

Tell me why was she broken so many times? Was Kiri playing well?

I thought Maria K was playing better than she has this year..(she was attacking JJ's 2nd serves).I only saw the match from 5-5 in the 1st set, so i didn't know there were so many breaks..:o
In the 2nd set, you never got the feeling that JJ would lose even after being broken early on.. She was moving well and got a few oohs and aahs for her movement skills. In the 2nd set, JJ broke for 4-2 and then played a tentative,error-prone game to lose serve.. it was like she got pissed after that.. that she broke right away and this time, went for her serves (got her 1st serves in) and this time,held easily..

Edit: You're welcome, Sarah..

дalex
Aug 13th, 2009, 11:40 AM
And how did her FH look? Was she going for it? It was amazing against Marion...:awww:

ms_nut
Aug 13th, 2009, 11:53 AM
:) Her FH was good when it mattered.. it helped her win the tie-break... Maria K was attacking her FH a lot, but it didn't really breakdown easily...

Just Do It
Aug 13th, 2009, 01:52 PM
nut :bowdown:

Loving JJ's pic with mobile phone and that dress is growing on me :sobbing:

-Valérie-
Aug 13th, 2009, 02:03 PM
THank you very much for all those details, and lucky you to have been able to see her for real, even got an autograph!!! I didn't like that dress, but seeing it LIVE must feel different then seeing it in picture. It felt different on your pictures even.

A lot of people don't like her boyfriend, and i am not sure i like seeing him around her when she has serious matches to play, but, she won 3 titles at the end of last year and declared that she was in love, so? :shrug: Was he at those tournaments then?

You might also get ready for Friday, i don't know, i feel after going through such a tough match serving, she will be wonderful today against Akarenka. Might not be easy, but i feel she is going to beat her. To be continued...

Optima
Aug 13th, 2009, 03:45 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad:

I COULD BE THERE RIGHT NOW. DAMN. IT.

Mladjan is gorgeous :hearts:

Awesome report :D

ChriS.
Aug 14th, 2009, 10:05 PM
Great report! If she carries on winning I am going to start loving that dress - at least it looks nice from a distance but close-up is something else. Cincinnati looks great at night.

ms_nut
Aug 15th, 2009, 04:36 AM
:unsure: So after i finished my Exam, we rushed to get up to the tournament again...

This is the view of the amusement park from the tennis center:

http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/IMG_4409.jpg

QF#4: JJ vs Bammer
Since all the other QF were sleep inducers, i'll go directly to JJ's match...

http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/IMG_4332.jpg



JJ started the match in fine fashion.. she was serving decently, her BH DTL was firing and needless to say, she was cruising. She outrallied Bammer who made quite a few UEs. The first set ended with 7 Winners and 4 UEs from JJ..:hearts:. The crowd started by cheering for JJ... so much so, that the guy sitting next to me said " Why is everyone cheering for this Jankovic girl.. go Bammer":rolleyes:. The crowd started getting behind Bammer though, cos everyone wanted to see more tennis. Bammer got a loud reception when she won the 2nd game of set 2. It was just a matter of time though. Jankovic got broken once, but she easily won the second set 6-3.. (as u guys already know)



http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/IMG_4378.jpg



JJ had not problems reminding everyone that she ended last year as #1..:lol: She also said that she'd "beaten Demented so many times before":tape::lol: but it would hopefully be a good match, with her winning, of course.

There was a good turnout for the night match.. most seats were taken...I made a new T-shirt with JJ on it, but there was no way i could get to her.. people were enveloping her like a swarm of angry hornets..



http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/IMG_4384.jpg

ms_nut
Aug 15th, 2009, 05:07 AM
:) JJ Encounter #2:

So by now, we knew the drill... JJ would come out to jog and we would ambush her.. this time, i got a pic of her dad..

http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/IMG_4387.jpg

Mladjo: Geez, putting up with JJ is one thing, but do i also have to put up with her dad?



JJ started flexing her muscles along the side of the stadium.. She also started complaining to one of the officials " There is no place for me to warm up in the gym" While she was flexing, a couple came up to her and took a picture with her..Ricardo, then shooed them away " please, 5 minutes, please, warming , please 5 minutes, please, yes, please, please..":lol: The couple then started warming up right next to her and they started taking pics alongside her... (sorry for the blurry pics, i was clicking as fast as i could)

http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/IMG_4388.jpg

JJ was like " what's going on here ?" and she started laughing. The guy then took out an autographed ball of JJ that he had caught when she threw them into the stadium.. He said something to her (i think it was "I'm thinking of selling it on ebay") to which JJ replied "good luck with that" he then laughed and said to his wife, " she's really something"....

http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/IMG_4389.jpg


Mladjo then approached her and they started talking for a while.. there were people all around her waiting for an autograph...:eek:


http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/IMG_4406.jpg

JJ: so after this, you wanna...
Mladjo: Please JJ, not in front of Grandpa Ricardo.. just the thought of him can ruin the moment...

http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/IMG_4402.jpg

Ricardo: So JJ.. you have to focus on this exercise..and after this we'll work on your 2nd serve
JJ: (thinking to self) ..Whoa.. .i can see inside his mouth.... :scared:


As always, yours truly managed to get another autograph...:bounce:.. i also spoke to JJ this time...
Me: JJ can you sign my T-shirt again..
JJ: (smiling)
Me: I'll wear a new one as long as you keep winning..
JJ: (looking at me and smiling).. Ok, thanks...

http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/IMG_4412.jpg

(thanks for the pic Louisa)

:rolls: People kept coming up to me and asking me where i bought it... I was like.. A store that sells JJ merchandise ? They'd have gone bankrupt by now, given the way she had been playing until recently.

Oh and to end it all... i spotted some Serbian fans from across the stadium. Boy, for a tiny nation, you manage to show up in practically every city..:p

http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/IMG_4359.jpg

Sebhitch
Aug 15th, 2009, 08:23 AM
awesome update, keep them coming :worship:

MaBaker
Aug 15th, 2009, 08:30 AM
He said something to her (i think it was "I'm thinking of selling it on ebay") to which JJ replied "good luck with that" he then laughed and said to his wife, " she's really something"....

She really is :inlove: Thank you ms_nut :hug:

дalex
Aug 15th, 2009, 08:59 AM
I'm very proud of your stalking abilities, nut.
Seriously, this blog is like Behind the Scenes with JJ and her entourage. :bowdown:

Mladjo looks like a pink princess on that pic with JJ's dad. *jealous* http://i4.tinypic.com/6ugrdiq.gif

JJ started flexing her muscles along the side of the stadium.. She also started complaining to one of the officials " There is no place for me to warm up in the gym" While she was flexing, a couple came up to her and took a picture with her..Ricardo, then shooed them away " please, 5 minutes, please, warming , please 5 minutes, please, yes, please, please.." The couple then started warming up right next to her and they started taking pics alongside her... (sorry for the blurry pics, i was clicking as fast as i could)

Ricardo :lol:

THANK YOU for these blogs.

Are you going today?

MaBaker
Aug 15th, 2009, 09:23 AM
Mladjo looks like a pink princess on that pic with JJ's dad. *jealous* http://i4.tinypic.com/6ugrdiq.gif

:hug:

ms_nut, you should definitely write Win them all on your shirt for the SF ;) And , on your pics , her dress doesn't look that bad.

ms_nut
Aug 15th, 2009, 12:33 PM
^^^ Thanks Guys.. I'll be going tonight as well. The night match was definitely well attended.I'm hoping for a huge turnout again.:)

Wayne, the tickets for the SF in the mid levels are $46 each for the SF ( They were $40 for the last few rounds).I don't think i can afford to go to both sessions today,so i just bought the tickets for the night session.

:devil: Ma, i just might put "win them all" on my T-shirt if she makes the Final...

justine schnyder
Aug 15th, 2009, 01:10 PM
:rolls: People kept coming up to me and asking me where i bought it... I was like.. A store that sells JJ merchandise ? They'd have gone bankrupt by now, given the way she had been playing until recently.



:rolls:

Super super report!!! :D
Thanks! Have fun! :D

Just Do It
Aug 15th, 2009, 01:25 PM
OMG that report is gold :inlove:

Serbian fans :inlove:

-NAJ-
Aug 15th, 2009, 02:10 PM
Thank you ms_nut. Great report:bounce:

olivero
Aug 15th, 2009, 02:51 PM
great report :lol:

ms_nut
Aug 15th, 2009, 02:51 PM
A few more JJ pics:

http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/IMG_4038.jpg


http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/IMG_4092.jpg


And this one was taken as JJ was signing my T-shirt.. she was smiling as she did it.. (i cut out the nape of my neck from the pic..:lol:)

http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/IMG_4105aa.jpg

ms_nut
Aug 15th, 2009, 04:46 PM
No JJ thread is ever complete without a reference to Ana..:hearts:.. this is dedicated to our very own Ana lovers Ma,Zoja and Alex...



http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/IMG_4265.jpg



I did go to Ana's match on Wednesday.. the girl just couldn't get her serve in working order... it seems like the rest of her game is fine as long as she serves well.. her FH wasn't clicking fully, but she moved well and was always trying to come to net. She did hit some fantastic dropshots though:eek::eek:. The crowd was pro-Ana... they booed the umpire when Ana threw a hissy fit after a passing shot from Czink was called good..i couldn't help feeling sorry for the girl at the end...

дalex
Aug 15th, 2009, 04:57 PM
Sad Anci...:crying2:

I've heard she developed a new Bartoli like service motion. How does that look?

ms_nut
Aug 15th, 2009, 05:56 PM
Sad Anci...:crying2:

I've heard she developed a new Bartoli like service motion. How does that look?

I didn't notice it.. i was paying more attention to Czink though, cos i've never seen her play before..

She was still having trouble with her toss at times.. her serve was pretty potent when it actually went in..:tape::lol:.. her motion still seems much more fluid than that of Bartoli's..

Snex
Aug 15th, 2009, 07:12 PM
This thread is great, Nutty!!! :worship:

Poor Anci... :awww:

ms_nut
Aug 16th, 2009, 04:30 AM
:):tape::drool::lol::rolleyes::worship: These are all the emotions i went through during the match.. i'm sure all you guys saw it, so i'm not going to waste time going into the details.. I waited for a few minutes after JJ won, but she didn't come outside to jog, so i decided to go home.. i am so mentally exhausted..

There were some amazing comments from JJ during the match though.. maybe i'll try to remember them tomorrow...

:worship::worship: It was an electric atmosphere though.. the crowd loved the drama and tension, there was some decent tennis that was played during the match.. it wasn't the worst match of 2009 like people in GM are making it out to be..:rolleyes::rolleyes:

oleada
Aug 17th, 2009, 03:27 AM
Amaze thread, ms nut! :worship:

ms_nut
Aug 17th, 2009, 12:29 PM
^ Thanks.. i'll try to put up some of the pics of JJ from the final , sometime today.

Oneofakind0490
Aug 17th, 2009, 02:44 PM
She mentioned a shirt with her picture on it in her interview. I bet it was yours :lol:

ms_nut
Aug 17th, 2009, 05:49 PM
She mentioned a shirt with her picture on it in her interview. I bet it was yours :lol:

:woohoo: I think so too.. i didn't see anyone else wearing a T-shirt with her picture.. someone from the local papers also mentioned that..:D

I'm working in Emergency Medicine the next two weeks ,and i'm working till 11:00 pm tonight, but when i get back, or maybe tomorrow, i'll wrap up my reports.. i got a ton of pics too.. so hopefully they came out well...:)

Princeza
Aug 17th, 2009, 06:56 PM
You stalked her and she won. You need to follow her all year long now. Thanks.

Lady croissant
Aug 17th, 2009, 08:02 PM
Awesome reportage ms nut!:worship:

And I second Princeza's idea. You should start JJ-Block! :bounce: Without homophobia and bigotry and general douchebaggery, of course.

MaBaker
Aug 17th, 2009, 08:09 PM
:woohoo: I think so too.. i didn't see anyone else wearing a T-shirt with her picture.. someone from the local papers also mentioned that..:D

WTA final shirt, I hope, no ? ;)

ms_nut
Aug 28th, 2009, 10:48 PM
:angel: I know it's a little late to be posting my Final day in Cincy, but for the sake of closure, here goes:

I was really nervous going to the final on Sunday. I was preparing myself for the inevitable.. a drubbing... little did i know who would actually end up doing it..

As we walked across the parking lot, we came across a car with Safina's name on it...:ras:



http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/IMG_4554.jpg



So the rumors are true then.. Safina does have a fan or two lurking out there.....:eek::eek:. The car had a "Wisconsin" plate on it. Someone actually drove from Wisconsin to support Safina.. pretty impressive.


http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/IMG_4556a.jpg



This was actually nothing compared to the support JJ received... she had Serbian fans everywhere.. it was like they were crawling out of the woodwork...I later found out that some of them had driven all the way from Chicago to watch darling Jeca..:eek::eek: (impressive considering she was the favorite to "lose" today).

http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/IMG_4519.jpg


A JJ fan at the end of the match sits in disbelief as she digests the fact that her favorite actually won..
(our very own Zoja perhaps)

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The match began in typical JJ fashion. Dinara held to love and then JJ squandered 2 GPs and had to save a BP before holding serve. After that hiccup though, it was one way traffic pretty much the entire way. JJ held with ease and cruised through much of set 1. She had a small blip in set 2 where she choked away a 3-0 lead, but righted the ship quickly.

:o I feel bad that i haven't really talked about JJ's tennis game a lot in the blog, so i'll just mention a few things from my perspective about JJ's game. Her movement for the most part seems to be back. She can scurry around the court like a rabbit in heat at times. Her game was pretty consistent over the entire week. (except for maybe the SF, but it's JJ what do you expect.. perfection?). Her BH DTL is potent and she was able to put some pace on it to finish points quickly.

One thing that really impressed me was her BH slice..:hearts: it was magnificent... this is something in JJ's arsenal that she should use more often..her singlehanded BH dropshot has been missing for so long, it seems to be back now.. (even if it's just once in a match). Her BH volley technique is perfect..:shrug: it's just that she doesn't move up to the net well.. vertical movement is JJ's weakness right now... Also, she's stopped attacking and moving up to the net.. for the most part JJ was content staying at the baseline.. This girl used to be fearless and charge the net so often a few years ago, it looks like she's regressed now. I'm sure that's something she's aware of and will be working on getting her "net confidence" back.

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It was so cool to see "JJ 2009 Cincinnati Champion on the big screen":hearts:


http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/IMG_4504.jpg





http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/IMG_4508.jpg


http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/IMG_4518.jpg


Tennis forum resident Mabaker(?) caught screaming "Win them all"..
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http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/IMG_4473.jpg




http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/IMG_4449.jpg

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JJ actually ended up making one of the CEOs carry her trophy.. talk about a diva..:lol:


http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/IMG_4515.jpg



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ms_nut
Aug 28th, 2009, 11:09 PM
As we walked out, i noticed the engravings of past champions... i can't wait to come back next year to see JJ's effigy...:hearts:


http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/IMG_4549.jpg


http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/IMG_4547.jpg


I was still milling around, because i knew JJ would be coming out soon for her jogging session:


http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/IMG_4530.jpg



I feel like a stalker, but since everyone is enamored of the waterpolo player, i'll add a pic of him:


http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/IMG_4542.jpg

Mladjo: oh no not the Cincinnati stalker again....it's bad enough having one back home (.. i.e Dalex)
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I spotted a Serbian fan dancing around as she wrapped the Serbian flag around herself.. if i didn't know any better i'd say it was JJ-wannabe MaBaker..:p


http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/IMG_4522.jpg



http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/IMG_4523.jpg

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It was so nice to leave the tournament knowing JJ had won.. i was on a high the rest of the week (until she lost to Cakes2.0.. aka Alisha :rolleyes:)

I had to take a pic of the score board.. unfortunately, they hadn't updated it yet...

http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/IMG_4544.jpg


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Just some more pics from the tournament site.. i didn't realize that this tournament in Cincinnati began in 1899..:eek::eek::eek::eek:


http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/IMG_4551.jpg

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I didn't realize that the water fountain had the statue of a tennis girl: ( they turned off the fountain as the day was winding down)

http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/IMG_4552.jpg

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All i can say is that this will be something i'll remember for the rest of my life...I not only got to see my tennis love play, i also got to see her win and hold the trophy up.. sigh.. what a perfect way to begin the 1st ever Premier WTA event in Cincinnati.. i can't wait for next year.......



http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/IMG_4533.jpg

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pj5
Aug 29th, 2009, 12:29 AM
well done, your report was great.
Thanks for finishing it off.
Many good pictures. I liked the one when she stretched her leg on the hand rail with a fan. A "rare" photo that one.

ms_nut
Aug 29th, 2009, 12:47 AM
well done, your report was great.
Thanks for finishing it off.
Many good pictures. I liked the one when she stretched her leg on the hand rail with a fan. A "rare" photo that one.

:) Thanks..

I should also add my favorite quote from the tournament which came from ..... who else but JJ..
This was during her SF match against Elena when JJ was asked to challenge a close call.

__________________________________________________ _________________
someone in the crowd (to JJ): challenge the ball...
JJ (to umpire): I'll challenge the call....

(Hawk-eye shows the ball was indeed out) JJ loses the challenge...she's not happy..:lol:

Person in crowd: I swear the ball was in...
JJ: :rolleyes: then why does the TV show it out..
__________________________________________________ __________________

:haha: All this drama was happening while we were deep in the 3rd set (5-5, i think).. i only caught the last two lines.. but the lady next to me was cracking up as she told me what happened..

Also, after JJ saved 4 MPs in the TB and finally got a MP herself.. the lady next to me was like ":o isn't this where we were 20 minutes ago".. I laughed nervously as i replied "Enter the mind of a genius at work"

Just Do It
Aug 29th, 2009, 02:33 AM
Great pics :yeah:

Murray looks like a 60 yo there :haha:

MaBaker
Aug 29th, 2009, 08:47 AM
someone in the crowd (to JJ): challenge the ball...
JJ (to umpire): I'll challenge the call....

(Hawk-eye shows the ball was indeed out) JJ loses the challenge...she's not happy..:lol:

Person in crowd: I swear the ball was in...
JJ: :rolleyes: then why does the TV show it out..

:spit: Great report & pics , nut :hug:

дalex
Aug 29th, 2009, 09:10 AM
JJ actually ended up making one of the CEOs carry her trophy.. talk about a diva..:lol:

:bowdown:

Great ending to the blog, nut.

Hashim.
Aug 29th, 2009, 09:34 AM
that was a great blog thanks:yeah:

RFS
Aug 29th, 2009, 11:56 AM
Great blog and I had to do a double take at that pic of Papa Jankovic and Mlado as it initially looked like they were walking along holding hands!!!

ChriS.
Aug 29th, 2009, 03:12 PM
It was so cool to see "JJ 2009 Cincinnati Champion on the big screen":hearts:


http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/IMG_4504.jpg
2009 Champion JJ - at last! Thanks Ms Nut for a very entertaining blog. Please give up you day job and go to all her tournaments. I am sure you inspired her to win at Cincy.

Brena
Aug 30th, 2009, 12:39 PM
Wonderful! I feel like JJ won Cincy all over again! :sobbing:

Snex
Aug 30th, 2009, 01:55 PM
This was really a nice blog Nutty. :bigclap: Now, PLEASE go to NY. It seems that you're JJ's lucky charm. :shrug:

louisa.
Aug 30th, 2009, 02:00 PM
:worship: great blog, enjoyed reading it very much :hearts:

Optima
Aug 30th, 2009, 08:21 PM
I can't believe I live less than an hour and a half away from Cincy and I couldn't make it there to see her win the title. OMFG :sobbing:

ms_nut
Aug 9th, 2010, 04:04 AM
:) So I went to the Qualies today, only because it only costs $5 to get in. I was hoping to see Ana 2.0 in action, and also catch a glimpse of some other top players. Of course, I wanted to see how JJ looks in Bronze. I guess I'll just continue my 2010 blog in this thread.


*******NUTTY'S 2010 CINCINNATI BLOG****************


...

...

ms_nut
Aug 9th, 2010, 05:01 AM
:( So i went to the tournament about a week ago, and they didn't have the bronze plaque featuring 2009 champion JJ.

Today however, they had it::D

http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/2010%20Cincinnati%20WTA%20tennis/DSC00097.jpg


:hearts::hearts: Gorgeous in bronze, huh?


http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/2010%20Cincinnati%20WTA%20tennis/DSC00095-1.jpg

....


:rolleyes: I didn't expect to see JJ today, i expected her to be lazing around her mansion in San Diego. After all, why would you want to give up the pleasant 60s California weather to come to the hot midwest summers of the 90s.


I first caught a glimpse of Cibulkova and coach Zelko (sp?). How ironic that Dinara was also practicing at the same time on the adjacent court about 100 feet away...:eek::eek:

http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/2010%20Cincinnati%20WTA%20tennis/DSC00102.jpg

Domi: So you think i can become world #1 like Dinara...

Zelko: Of course, I mean, i made Din-din #1, that means anything is possible..

Domi: (to self): :hearts: I'll be the third slamless #1...ahhh what every tennis girl dreams of growing up..


http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/2010%20Cincinnati%20WTA%20tennis/DSC00127.jpg

Dinara: He's stalking me i tell you, that's what holding me back right now...

Dinara's hitting partner: Ummm... yeah sure, maybe your *cough*crappy forehands and backhands and *cough* crappy serve has something to do with it as well.


I was quickly getting bored, tennis without JJ is so...:yawn:

Anyway, i started walking around the grounds with my friend. There was a small hulabuloo, (JJ maybe, i was getting my hopes up) turned out it was some tall, blonde russian...

http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/2010%20Cincinnati%20WTA%20tennis/DSC00138.jpg

So who is this Russian called John Barnett :confused: (and is she parked in a handicapped parking spot??). I'm sure she stole JJ's permanent handicapped parking spot...:mad:

We walked to court #4 and saw Scheepers playing Greta Arn. Normally, i wouldn't have given this match a second thought, but Scheepers is :hearts: in my book now, after she teamed up with Jeja at Wimbly.

http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/2010%20Cincinnati%20WTA%20tennis/DSC00170.jpg

I thought she looked cute. She was hitting some great CC BHs.:hearts:. But i didn't stick around for long.

The volunteer who was letting people into the court was telling us " Scheepers is from Russia".. I was "hmm, i;m pretty sure she's from South Africa." He took out the schedule and showed me "See, it says right here... RSA, Russia".

Russia, Republic of South Africa, whatever, they're all the same country, right.

.....

Optima
Aug 9th, 2010, 05:07 AM
I can't believe I'm missing it again this year.

Goddamn finals. :smash: I'm so tempted to ask one of my professors if I can take it early just in case JJ reaches the QF or more so I can make it up there for a bit.

Great report :inlove:

ms_nut
Aug 9th, 2010, 05:10 AM
It's getting late, so i'll continue the blog in the am.

Still to come:

Nutty meets JJ in 2010. (nutty also talks to Jeja and inquires about the ankle)
Just how well is JJ's ankle holding up? (aren't u all dying to find out)
:rolleyes: Rodionova/Cara Black/Cara's coach?/husband bad mouth JJ.
:devil:Marion and her dad intimidate JJ.
JJ is surrounded by a gaggle of ten year old girls.... and me.

RFS
Aug 9th, 2010, 06:00 AM
The Scheepers conversation .... Hilarious :lol:
Great blog nutty :kiss:

MB.
Aug 9th, 2010, 07:13 AM
God, I love this haha. So jealous. And nice photos there! I see Ula Radwanska hitting in that shot with Zeljko/Domi.

MaBaker
Aug 9th, 2010, 07:54 AM
It's getting late, so i'll continue the blog in the am.

Still to come:

Nutty meets JJ in 2010. (nutty also talks to Jeja and inquires about the ankle)
Just how well is JJ's ankle holding up? (aren't u all dying to find out)
:rolleyes: Rodionova/Cara Black/Cara's coach?/husband bad mouth JJ.
:devil:Marion and her dad intimidate JJ.
JJ is surrounded by a gaggle of ten year old girls.... and me.
lol, you should defend the Empress.

дalex
Aug 9th, 2010, 08:08 AM
"See? RSA, Russia!" :haha:

Great blog and...

It's getting late, so i'll continue the blog in the am.

Still to come:

Nutty meets JJ in 2010. (nutty also talks to Jeja and inquires about the ankle)
Just how well is JJ's ankle holding up? (aren't u all dying to find out)
:rolleyes: Rodionova/Cara Black/Cara's coach?/husband bad mouth JJ.
:devil:Marion and her dad intimidate JJ.
JJ is surrounded by a gaggle of ten year old girls.... and me.

I'm dying to know all this! Wake up! !!! :hysteric:

Daruma.
Aug 9th, 2010, 08:39 AM
It's getting late, so i'll continue the blog in the am.

Still to come:

Nutty meets JJ in 2010. (nutty also talks to Jeja and inquires about the ankle)
Just how well is JJ's ankle holding up? (aren't u all dying to find out)
:rolleyes: Rodionova/Cara Black/Cara's coach?/husband bad mouth JJ.
:devil:Marion and her dad intimidate JJ.
JJ is surrounded by a gaggle of ten year old girls.... and me.

:happy: Be quick. :lol:

-NAJ-
Aug 9th, 2010, 09:20 AM
Nice photos and report so far.
Nutty we are waiting for more:p Ajde:tape:

~Kiera~
Aug 9th, 2010, 10:23 AM
Thanks for the report, Nutty :yeah:

Brena
Aug 9th, 2010, 10:52 AM
Lolz and drama!!! :hearts: You lucky nut! WAKE UP!!!

ms_nut
Aug 9th, 2010, 03:21 PM
Well, after seeing Scheepers in action, I waltzed over to the stadium because Bojana was in action against home girl Ditty. Since Bojana hasn't started beating the crap out of JJ yet, I don't quite dislike her. Infact, I might even like her, cos she teamed up with JJ in Fed Cup doubles (although they were quite the rotten team)


http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/2010%20Cincinnati%20WTA%20tennis/DSC00192.jpg

Brainless ball bashing 101: Close your eyes and hit the ball as hard as you can.


After a minute of watching Bojana manhandle Ditty, we sauntered back to the practice courts. I had to do a double take... was that who I think it was??? OMG, it was kleybanova and she was running for her life, I wondered why. When Klebanova runs, the earth trembles ever so slightly, the leaves rustle little bunnies run for cover and baby earthworms breathe their last.

http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/2010%20Cincinnati%20WTA%20tennis/DSC00218.jpg


While I was still wondering what great force caused AK to take off like the sky was falling down, I saw something very familiar. A stylish handbag/tennis bag.:hearts: No way, JJ actually made it here....:eek::eek::eek: No wonder AK took off running the other way.

http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/2010%20Cincinnati%20WTA%20tennis/DSC00213.jpg

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My heart was beating fast now. I was so close to her again!!!!! And the most surprising part... no one was following her for a while, no one even recognized her...:sad: Empress was not happy.!!!! I started running behind her and then a group of girls started following her as well. Now other people were getting interested. Hey, if people are following her, she must be famous right. As JJ walked into the practice court, I overheard the 10 year old girl in braces excitedly squealing " OMG, OMG, she walked out from the lounge and no one said anything. I was like OMG, it's Jelena. OMG, blah blah blah... OMG bleat bleat bleat...". She was actually were cute, the way she was going on about JJ.

http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/2010%20Cincinnati%20WTA%20tennis/DSC00225.jpg

I wasn't happy at all..:rolleyes: No one paid any attention to JJ as she walked over? The Empress must be pissed.

No sign of Sneki, Mlajdo aka sponsoruza (sp?). No coach either.Just her hitting partner. I actually missed Ricardo and his animated self.

http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/2010%20Cincinnati%20WTA%20tennis/DSC00235.jpg

JJ in action:

http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/2010%20Cincinnati%20WTA%20tennis/DSC00237.jpg


http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/2010%20Cincinnati%20WTA%20tennis/DSC00241.jpg

...

While JJ was sitting by the fence,with me on the other side, I picked up the courage to start a conversation:

Me: Yell-Enna, How's the ankle?
JJ: It's getting bay-ter.
Me: Good, I'm the guy who followed you around last year wearing T-shirts with your pics on it.
JJ: Really???
Me: Yes, and you won last year. I'm your good luck charm. I'll do the same this year. I hope you win again.
JJ: (laughing): thank you.
People around me: (laughing)

(All of this was happening with the fence in between me and Jeja)

http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/2010%20Cincinnati%20WTA%20tennis/DSC00265.jpg

So now for the most important question. How do you pronounce JJ's name. :confused:

Ye-Len-a or Yell-LAY-Na ? I know Americans call her the latter. But I've heard Serbs call her Ye-Lena

дalex
Aug 9th, 2010, 03:29 PM
OMG, it was kleybanova and she was running for her life, I wondered why. When Klebanova runs, the earth trembles ever so slightly, the leaves rustle little bunnies run for cover and baby earthworms breathe their last.

I overheard the 10 year old girl in braces excitedly squealing " OMG, OMG, she walked out from the lounge and no one said anything. I was like OMG, it's Jelena. OMG, blah blah blah... OMG bleat bleat bleat..."

:rolls:

It's Ye-len-a but she's fine with the American way too, so...

дalex
Aug 9th, 2010, 03:34 PM
Was she any good in practice? :weirdo:

Daruma.
Aug 9th, 2010, 03:45 PM
How lucky of you to have a chance to chat with JJ. :hearts: Hope you'll have more oppurtinities! :D

Brena
Aug 9th, 2010, 03:52 PM
Awww! It's a pity you don't live in San Diego, you two could become friends when she moves over there. :awww:

Daruma.
Aug 9th, 2010, 03:53 PM
She has "P" on her racket! :eek:

дalex
Aug 9th, 2010, 03:57 PM
She has "P" on her racket! :eek:

Didn't she have it last year too at one tournament (or was it only in practice?)?

ms_nut
Aug 9th, 2010, 04:33 PM
Yell-enna it is then.

The practice session was typical JJ. She was laughing and complaining about the sun. "It's so bright, I can't hit any overhead shots". She was moving alright, serving beautifully and hitting solid FHs. No BH DTLs, just solid CC BH. She did complain a bit about her ankle when her hitting partner wrong footed her..:(. But for the most part, it looked ok to me. Obviously, it was wrapped. JJ and her hitting partner started a match. :p I didn't think he was that great, maybe he didn't serve his best because he wanted JJ to win. JJ drew first blood and broke for 2-1. JJ was hitting the ball really hard at times..:eek:. My friend even commented "She's hitting the ball harder than the other Russian girl (Dementieva).". Her FH was amazing!!. Of course it's only practice, but i was quite pleased. Maybe she has a good chance of going deep if her ankle holds up.

http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/2010%20Cincinnati%20WTA%20tennis/DSC00288.jpg


http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/2010%20Cincinnati%20WTA%20tennis/DSC00289.jpg


JJ was her usual "blind as a bat". She hit a BH about 2 feet wide and asked, "Was it in"..:lol: Her hitting buddy was "No it was just out, but it was the right idea". Smart fellow!!!

http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/2010%20Cincinnati%20WTA%20tennis/DSC00293.jpg


http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/2010%20Cincinnati%20WTA%20tennis/DSC00297.jpg


http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/2010%20Cincinnati%20WTA%20tennis/DSC00284.jpg

Um, hello look at the ball not the camera.


JJ vs the Bartolis:

So apparantly, Bartoli scheduled the same time on the adjacent court to practice. To intimidate JJ no doubt..:lol:

Bartoli has a diva like way of making an entrance. And her practice sessions have so much energy.

http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/2010%20Cincinnati%20WTA%20tennis/DSC00267.jpg

http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/2010%20Cincinnati%20WTA%20tennis/DSC00271.jpg

http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/2010%20Cincinnati%20WTA%20tennis/DSC00290.jpg


Bartoli was screaming as she hit the ball as hard as she could as Daddy Bartoli kept feeding them to her.:rolls:JJ was not so happy. It was hilarious to see JJ from time to time glance sideways and look at Bartoli pratice!!!! I wish i had taken pictures of her doing that!!!!

http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/2010%20Cincinnati%20WTA%20tennis/DSC00272.jpg


I was kinda hoping one of Bartoli's balls would land in JJ's court. I'd have love to have seen the drama. :lol: Poor JJ...:sad: all her tormentors practicing at the same time as her., Bartoli on the adjacent court and Kleybanova 2 courts away!!!!


JJ vs the Black/Rodionova team

So here was JJ just minding her business and practicing when who should barge into court but Black and her partner Rodionova along with Black's ?coach or husband or whomever (I'll call him Mr Black).

Mr Black seemed to be an annoying person. I thought was patronising JJ.

Mr Black: Hey, Jelena, you don't need to practice, you are so great. You should let us practice.

JJ: Oh? What time is it? It's still only 2:55 pm, we still have 5 more minutes..

.:lol: (Me thinking, yes you go girl, put them in their place)

I was still behind the fence about 1 foot away from the group and I could her their chatter.

Mr Black: She takes everything so seriously. It looks like she's lost some weight.
Cara: Umm...
Mr Black: We should just walk onto the court and make them leave
Rodionova: She'll probably say, don't you know who I am, I am the great Jelena Jankovic :eek:

At 3:00 pm on the dot, Cara and Rodionova walked onto the court and JJ started walking away.

Mr Black: Jelena, do you want to play doubles with us?
JJ: No, i'm very bad at it.
Mr Black: Come on, I know you won the mixed a few years ago.
JJ: Yeah, but that was a long time ago. (laughing as she walked away)

Once JJ came out people flocked around her, like a star-hungry mob. The cute 10 year old with braces got her picture taken with JJ. She was giddy with excitement. JJ was smiling all along (This is why I love JJ...:hearts:)

The girl was like " OMG, haha, " JJ smiled back. She then went on to tell her friend " OMG, she put her arm around me, we were so close".

I didn't have the courage to ask to take a pic with her, also there were so many people around. I also did not have my JJ gear on (a T-shirt with her autograph), so I thought maybe next time.

ms_nut
Aug 9th, 2010, 04:33 PM
http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/2010%20Cincinnati%20WTA%20tennis/DSC00328.jpg


http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/2010%20Cincinnati%20WTA%20tennis/DSC00332.jpg


http://i783.photobucket.com/albums/yy120/ms_nut/2010%20Cincinnati%20WTA%20tennis/DSC00338.jpg

ms_nut
Aug 9th, 2010, 04:37 PM
The tournament organizers put up the practice schedule of the players. Apparently JJ practiced twice (at 9:00 am on Grandstand and then at 2:00 pm).

I won't be going to the tournament today:
a) JJ won't be playing
b) It costs more ($20 for day and $20 for night) (Sorry Ana fans, i won't see her play:p)
c) It takes me about 50 minutes in total both ways to drive. (It's 25 miles away)
d) I should be studying instead of following some tennis diva.:angel:

Daruma.
Aug 9th, 2010, 04:39 PM
Did she get hit by a ball ? That left eye looks sanguinolent. :lol:

Just Do It
Aug 9th, 2010, 04:43 PM
Am I the only one who thinks Jelena looks unfit ?

MB.
Aug 9th, 2010, 05:31 PM
Mr Black: She takes everything so seriously. It looks like she's lost some weight.
Cara: Umm...
Mr Black: We should just walk onto the court and make them leave
Rodionova: She'll probably say, don't you know who I am, I am the great Jelena Jankovic :eek:


OHHELLNO! No one messes with JJ :fiery:

Also, Rodionova? Who even ARE you? Don't talk sh!t, don't get hit.

MaBaker
Aug 9th, 2010, 06:57 PM
lol, amazing nut.

Bartoli&Rodionova :weirdo:

дalex
Aug 9th, 2010, 07:09 PM
Mr Black: She takes everything so seriously. It looks like she's lost some weight.
Cara: Umm...
Mr Black: We should just walk onto the court and make them leave
Rodionova: She'll probably say, don't you know who I am, I am the great Jelena Jankovic

She would've said: "Get the HELL off my court, losers! And shut your filthy mouths for the next 5 minutes or else you better hope parking lot is free, 'cos that where you'd practice."

http://i39.tinypic.com/2yngk5h.jpg

Slutiana
Aug 9th, 2010, 07:37 PM
Such a good report. I just read all of last year's too. :bigcry:

Remember to bring a T-Shirt saying "Win them all"!

Bobisa
Aug 9th, 2010, 09:13 PM
great report... :)
Rodioniva http://www.majhost.com/gallery/DanElHombre/smilies/kick1.gif

RFS
Aug 9th, 2010, 09:28 PM
Wow awesome stuff nutty ... :worship:

Brena
Aug 9th, 2010, 09:47 PM
Rodionova, Mr Black (sounds like a character from Reservoir Dogs :lol:) and the bartoli clan :inlove:
And I was worried we might miss out on quality JJ-centred drama due to Rezai's early exit.

Please do some more spying/stalking!!

~Kiera~
Aug 9th, 2010, 09:50 PM
Thanks for the new stuff, Nutty :yeah:

Snex
Aug 9th, 2010, 11:33 PM
Thank you, Nutty. :) Her left eye looks kinda red. :confused:

ms_nut
Aug 10th, 2010, 12:20 AM
:confused: Not sure why her eye looks red, i didn't see her get hit by a ball, i can't tell if one of the bigger girls got her in the locker room. I just attributed it to jet lag.

ms_nut
Aug 11th, 2010, 05:50 AM
:rolls:What a GOAT match from anklena

I'm not going to blog anything down at 1:00 am, i'm going to bed. Coming soon:

1. Apparently, I'm not JJ's #1 fan, :sad: Someone else is walking the grounds masquerading as me...:cool: (j/k)
2. JJ's practice at 6:00 pm on Stadium court instead of Court 10 (just before the Sharpy match)
3.:yawn: The yawnfest featuring two ball bashing russians.
4. JJ in action, in all her glory..:lol::hearts::fiery:
5. Bugs, insects and lights irritating JJ (of course, her opponent had no say in the match)

6.Getting to see JJ close up at 9:45 pm ,when most of the crowd had left..:rolleyes:
7. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, Sneki is just as bad at challenging line calls as Jeja..:angel:
8. JJ cursing so much during the match...:happy: (so much so that the Serb sitting ahead of me told someone next to us when asked what JJ was saying in Serbian, "If this were a men's match, I'd tell you what she said":tape::lol:
9. :sobbing: Sitting a few feet away from Sneki. She refused to sign an autograph for me.. (Oh well, nothing ventured, nothing gained, no big loss except for my bruised ego..:sad::p)
10. JJ's amazing GOAT stats for the match...

ms_nut
Aug 11th, 2010, 06:05 AM
11.
:lol: I also forgot to mention how hot and humid it was today. They enforced the 10 minute heat rule at 11:00 pm at night..:lol::lol:. JJ was so not happy... she was bitching like crazy at her mom as she was leaving, for a second there I thought she was retiring and leaving the court cos she was pissed.:lol:

downunderfan
Aug 11th, 2010, 06:10 AM
Oh, lucky Nut, go and have a well deserved rest. :hug:I can't wait to read the blog though. :drool:

дalex
Aug 11th, 2010, 06:45 AM
Sounds like Jankovics were cranky yesterday. :tape:

Brena
Aug 11th, 2010, 10:55 AM
9. :sobbing: Sitting a few feet away from Sneki. She refused to sign an autograph for me.. (Oh well, nothing ventured, nothing gained, no big loss except for my bruised ego..:sad::p)


:awww: But you have to forgive her, she had to put up with Her Majesty's bad mood, it can't be easy.

ms_nut
Aug 11th, 2010, 03:07 PM
I knew it was going to be an awfully hot day. It was sweltering in the car, even with the A/C on full blast I was sweating..:o

We got tickets to the box seats from someone selling them cheaper outside the stadium. I was scared the tickets would be fake and not work. No worries though, they scanned just fine and we got in..:)

As always, I first run to the practice courts. Sharapova and Caro were practicing at the same time. :eek: Caro's practice side was just swamped with fans...(more than Sharapova's, i thought)

It was hard to make out sunshine in all the sunshine:p

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As i walked to stand outside the player lounge, who should i see, but someone wearing a T-shirt saying they were JJ's #1 fan. :eek: . I spoke to him and it is JJcrew#1 from the tennis forum. He and his sister are both JJ fans and they had driven down from Cleveland to watch JJ. I invited them to come over to the JJ forum sometime.

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(Face withheld to protect fan privacy..:p)

And then I got to see the biggest diva of all..............I'm talking Alex (not Dalex, though he's quite one too) Stevenson

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Poor Stevenson, the guy at the entrance did not know who she was and stopped her. She was forced to show ID to enter the lounge. No one around me so much as stirred when she made her entrance.

Talking to JJ's #1 fan, she was supposed to practice shortly.. at 6:00 pm precisely on Court #10. I don't know how JJ finagled her way onto Stadium court instead. I walked into the stadium as well. 5 minutes later, unhappy tournament ticket checkers did not kick us out, but didn't allow anyone else in...:shrug:. She asked me for my ticket hoping to kick me out, but i showed her my box ticket...:nerner: and she walked away disappointed.

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ms_nut
Aug 11th, 2010, 03:32 PM
By coincidence JJ found herself on the shady part and her hitting partner was on the sunny side of the court.

She was still complaining about the weather though. "It's so hot today".

A lady sitting next to us commented " She complaining about the weather now. She should be thankful she didn't have to play this morning".
Me: She's in the shade as well.:lol:

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While JJ went to cool off, shower or whatever, I decided to stay and watch the first night match on Stadium. Supposedly 2 ballbashing russians were playing and it was supposed to be a good match. Current World #14 vs World #15 in Rd 1...:eek:

Of course, the crowd was a little biased towards Sharapova. :yawn: Without JJ in action there IS NO drama.

To quickly sum up the match, lots of errors from both players. Set 1 had like 3 winners and 14 UE from Sveta..:eek::tape: (Caro like stat). Sharpie had 13 W/15 UE. Sharpie was definitely going for her serves, serving better than last year. She would hit some stunning return winners and then some crappy netted returns. I was hoping the match would end sooner, but Sharpie started making more UEs and Kuzzie's solid serving helped her quickly win set 2. They came back after a 10 min heat delay and Sharpie raced to a 3-0 lead. Kuzzie took a med time out, I thought she might retire mid-way but she hung on to lose. Sharpie ended with some stunning CC BH winners.

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Seriusly, you think that teeny fan is going to keep every inch of you cool?

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Schiavone sneaking in to see her soul mate Sveta in action.

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Brena
Aug 11th, 2010, 04:08 PM
Judging by those pics, JJlena was cranky even before the match started. :scared:
Has Svetsex lost some weight? She looks fitter.

You definitely need to wear a JJ shirt, she seems to need some motivation to not get thrashed by Ammmnmnmnmnuradova/Shvedova/Ancibabe/OtherGOAT. And why was she ballbashing like mad??

ms_nut
Aug 11th, 2010, 04:20 PM
Judging by those pics, JJlena was cranky even before the match started. :scared:
Has Svetsex lost some weight? She looks fitter.

You definitely need to wear a JJ shirt, she seems to need some motivation to not get thrashed by Ammmnmnmnmnuradova/Shvedova/Ancibabe/OtherGOAT. And why was she ballbashing like mad??

Sveta looks fitter, doesn't she.. but all players look fitter to me...:bigcry: even Alisa looks fitter in person...

I did wear a JJ T-shirt today (old one from last year though).:angel:

-NAJ-
Aug 11th, 2010, 04:28 PM
Jelena have the best fans:bounce:

ms_nut
Aug 11th, 2010, 04:59 PM
JJ vs Moon face:

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So here I was eagerly awaiting the most important match of the day, while some people had started to leave already..:rolleyes: (can't blame them, it's a working night, people don't need JJ drama so late at night).

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JJ seemed happy at the start. She was chatting with the "winners of the coin toss" (Apparently, you sign up every day and one lucky person gets to toss the coin at the match). Sneki had already started her customary sips.


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JJ started well. Had an early BP, didn't convert. At 1-2 down, some lady in the crowd was asking "Is she going to tank the match?". The older more knowledgable granny replied "No, she had an injury last week. She'll keep fighting, she's a fighter"

The conversation freaked me out, i was like oh oh, is she going to lose today like last week.

She started her service game down 1-2 poorly. 0-15 and then stopped play to challenge a call.:unsure:

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Luckily it was out and she won the challenge and the game.

JJ broke for 3-2 with some superb return winners. Hit an ace to go up 30-0 and then went on her mini picnic and lost the game. She broke right back though. She was moving ok, not her very best, but was hitting her BHs well and was definitely the aggressor. I didn't feel like she was ball bashing. Absolutely loved her first serve :hearts:. She was going for it all the time. Consistently at 100-107 MPH. Spinning her second serves in, but Vera was looking to attack them. She broke again for 4-3 and then closed out the set 6-4.

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Apparently sipping water during points is contagious as evidenced in this pic as a Serbian fan sips away...


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I was surprised by the stats in set 1. It seemed like she had played better than the stats indicated. Oh well, bottom line was she had set 1 in the bag.Onto Set 2 then...


Set 2 started with a break for JJ 1-0 then..

The next game was a marathon as JJ struggled mightily in an attempt to hold serve. This was a crazy game.:silly:. JJ DF like 5 times but hit 5 aces as well. It went to several Deuces. JJ was moving much better and defending beautifully until Vera finally wore her down. I knew then that this was a pivotal game. A break back here and Vera was right back in the match...

Now everything started annoying JJ. The lights were getting in her eyes, the insects were forever milling around...her pesky opponent was refusing to bow down to the empress as is customary for every qualifier....


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Shoo, you little insect or i'll crush you like a bug!!!...oh wait you are a bug, i'll just crush you then..


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She finally got broken at 3-4 down . She started ball bashing in that final game of set 2... and promptly lost that game and set 2.

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She was cussing throughout the last few games. It must have been bad, because Sneki and her hitting partner were stone cold silent. Someone asked the Serbian fan what she was saying. He kept quiet and just shrugged his shoulder. "If this were a men's match, i would tell you what was being said".:tape: So much for JJ being lady like. Sneki kept saying "C'mon JJ C'mon"...

:lol: During set 2, JJ challenged a line call . It was an incorrect challenge , Sneki was like "That's the wrong ball, that hawk eye is not correct" Also, during set 2 , for a ball that was in she was saying "that's definitely out". JJ's hitting partner shook his head and said, "no, that was good". It's obvious where JJ gets her immaculate bat-like vision from.

They called a 10 minute heat break at 11:00 pm.. That's how humid it was. JJ was furious, she was bleating away complaining to Sneki as she walked away...

ms_nut
Aug 11th, 2010, 05:14 PM
:) Onto set 3 then....

JJ came back determined. She served an ace, and some solid serves that helped her hold. Vera seemed to start getting a little nervous. She was helping out with a few UEs as well. The first service game of Vera's was crucial. For the first point she hit a big serve and JJ start running like the energizer bunny defending well. (Ankle injury? what injury? IDK what you're talking about). Vera finally missed the 2nd overhead and gave JJ the first point. Then she hit a big serve again and came to net only to have JJ hit a passing shot winner BH DTL. She DF/ another UE and JJ had the break. She served well again and consolidated. She just eased away and at 5-1 was serving for the match. She DF and gave Vera a 15-40 lead. (She started moaning/groaning again). She then hit two aces in a row..:eek:. and finally put away Vera 6-4,3-6,6-1. for such GOAT serving , i wondered why she won the toss and elected to receive. The stats were mostly her aces/ service winners. She did have some good BH winners though. I didn't get the feeling she was ball bashing for much of the match. She was being more aggressive and going for her shots. (Maybe she felt she couldn't run as well and needed the extra aggression).

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At 5-0 in the 3rd set, i worked up the courage to ask Sneki for her autograph. She was surprised to hear me call her by her first name (Was that rude??). She said something like " I'm sorry, i just don't do that sort of thing".

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While JJ was giving away signed tennis balls, JJ's #1 fan (!@#%!) (JJ crew#1) actually caught the ball and ended up with a cool souvenir, congrats!!!

All in all, a long night, but worth it, cos JJ won..:bounce::bounce:

MB.
Aug 11th, 2010, 05:23 PM
So here I was eagerly awaiting the most important match of the day, while some people had started to leave already..:rolleyes: (can't blame them, it's a working night, people don't need JJ drama so late at night).

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:lol: During set 2, JJ challenged a line call . It was an incorrect challenge , Sneki was like "That's the wrong ball, that hawk eye is not correct"


Oh. My. God.

Literally dying of laughter here.

1.) People don't need JJ drama late at night....or ever. I think we're masochists, or something.
2.) Snezana is hilarious. She needs to get her own talk show or something.

Thanks for all the updates! :lick:

Daruma.
Aug 11th, 2010, 05:30 PM
Oh. My. God.

Literally dying of laughter here.

1.) People don't need JJ drama late at night....or ever. I think we're masochists, or something.
2.) Snezana is hilarious. She needs to get her own talk show or something.

Thanks for all the updates! :lick:

Absolutely. :worship: :lol:

Brena
Aug 11th, 2010, 05:39 PM
:rolls: Thanks oodles, NuttyGOAT! :worship:
A cranky-grumpy-swearing JJ isn't exactly a pleasure to watch (or listen to), but at least it sounds as if she played decently enough which is a relief. I asked about the ballbashing because of the stats - 37 UEs is quite much for her, but I see she made 16 of them in the first set, so I guess the third one was better. :scratch:
Nevermind, after such a long pause it was bound to be difficult. I hope she gets her grip in the matches to follow and doesn't lose to some mug. But with her lucky charm present I suppose she's unbeatable, no?
And I'm still a bit disappointed with Sneki refusing you an autograph, but she must have been in a really foul mood. :tape:

Just Do It
Aug 11th, 2010, 06:24 PM
Oh I love reading your reports. Too bad Sneki didnt give you an autograph though.

RFS
Aug 11th, 2010, 06:53 PM
Awww noes Nutty - of all the people you deserve an autograph.
Maybe Mama-JJ was appalled at her daughter's potty mouth... :hug:

MaBaker
Aug 11th, 2010, 08:30 PM
Brilliant nut :worship: Irina showing up is also amazing.

oleada
Aug 11th, 2010, 08:47 PM
amazing blog ms_nut! :worship:

ms_nut
Aug 14th, 2013, 02:56 PM
:) So I was in Cincinnati again, watching JJ win her match...

;) I'm sure I'm still her good luck charm because I've yet to see her lose a match:angel:

Unfortunately JJ is not relevant anymore, so they put her matches next to the parking lot even in Cincinnati.

I did get lots of pictures and will blog about her match against Sabine shortly.

:bounce: I will be going to see her win again today. :o Tickets for the end of the week have already sold out, so unless she plays on Grandstand (if she wins her R3, I may not get to see her in the later rounds)

ms_nut
Aug 14th, 2013, 03:06 PM
Brief match highlights: JJ's serve sucked at the beginning of the match, (6 DF) but her first serve (when it went in was winning her points).

She stepped her game up towards the end of the first set to win it, including an amazing drop shot winner at 4-4 in the TB after a long 20+ stroke rally.

She played solid tennis to serve for the match, went up 30-0, hit a nice serve out wide and missed an easy FH winner that clipped the net...lost set 2, but came back to take quick lead in set 3, (helped by Sabine, but also with some gutsy BH winners).

They had some long games, and a 3-1, JJ hit about 5 winners to break Sabine including 3 volley winners...:eek:. She hit two consecutive passing shot winners to break again for 5-2, won a big point down 0-15, with another passing shot winner and some big first serves to close out Sabine.

Still to come: JJ cussing:o, talking to the crowd, smiling and telling us that she was happy her volley finally went in, someone telling JJ they love her, JJ sitting on the court, asking the umpire to come down and look at a mark on a hard court, :help::lol:

дalex
Aug 14th, 2013, 08:30 PM
Still to come: JJ cussing:o, talking to the crowd, smiling and telling us that she was happy her volley finally went in, someone telling JJ they love her, JJ sitting on the court, asking the umpire to come down and look at a mark on a hard court, :help::lol:

:inlove: (:sobbing:)

ms_nut
Aug 15th, 2013, 02:55 PM
Jj quote of the day(arguing with chair umpire about the line call while sitting on the court " his (linesman) cap is too long and is blocking his vision, or his glasses are too dark.":):)

Hugues Daniel
Aug 15th, 2013, 03:35 PM
Her match with Sloane will be streamed on tennistv.

ms_nut
Aug 16th, 2013, 04:49 AM
JJ vs Lisicki:

First off, it's always exciting to come back to Cincy and see that JJ is a permanent part of it's tennis history

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So I wasn't really planning on going to the tournament, given that JJ has been in a mini slump, but then remembered that JJ plays well in Cincy only during the odd years and 2013, is well.... an odd year.

:hearts: I always get excited when I see JJ live, in action. It's as though she will never lose when I'm watching her.

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JJ came into the event with this taping on her Left leg. It reminds me of the Tetris game, with the block falling into place..:lol:

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Clearly, the Empress-Lisicki match was the feature match and the court was packed in anticipation.:cool:. Seriously, most of the people were sitting along the other 3 sides of the court and as the match progressed, the court filled up.

ms_nut
Aug 16th, 2013, 05:25 AM
Set 1:

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JJ started set 1 by getting broken and was shaky during her first few service games, as she served about 2 DFs per service game. She was starting to get really cranky and started taking it out on her poor brother

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One thing I've noticed is that when JJ is not playing well, but really wants to win, she starts cussing and screaming etc. She did fight really hard though, saving two set points with some incredible rallies and hanging on to force a TB. Lisicki was annoying her with her dropshots and JJ kept missing all the drop shots that Lisicki hit in set 1. There was a 20+ point rally at 4-4 in the tiebreak that ended with an incredible drop shot winner by JJ:hearts:. Lisicki then went on to hit a swing volley winner, but could not hang on in the rally in the next two points and dropped the set. :rolleyes: As luck would have it, I was sitting next to a lady who was cheering Sabine on really loudly, screaming "ah wow, oh wow Sabina, Sabina"

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Some things I noticed about JJ's game after set 1:
Her volleys look really solid, even her FH volleys
:mad: She has replaced her BH swing volley with the traditional knifing volleys, which made her lose some points at the net
She has starting running around her BH and hitting the inside out FH shot which was actually really effective against Lisicki

:rolleyes: Set 2 was quite a flop. She was down 1-4 and then played an impressive game to break serve and served for the match at 5-4. She was up 30-0 and hit a wide serve and got a short reply to the FH, which she missed (clipped the net). I expected her to give up and fall apart, but she was fighting throughout the match, which was so impressive.:hearts:

She was cussing and screaming in Serbian and throwing a hissy fit after nearly every point, even when she won the point..:tape::lol:. Some one in the crowd was like "translation please".

Set 3:
Sabine gifted her the opening break, but after that JJ really stepped up her game. Up 2-0 she was fighting for the second break of serve. Lisicki hit a shot that JJ thought was out at BP for 3-0. Since there is no hawk-eye, JJ started complaining and asked the umpire to come down and look at the mark on the hardcourt. She just sat down on the court.

JJ quote of the day
Arguing with chair umpire about the line call while sitting on the court " his (linesman) cap is too long and is blocking his vision, or his glasses are too dark and he can't see properly.:lol::lol:

The game at 1-3 was incredible, she hit 5 winners, including 3 volley winner and a FH volley to break serve. After her first sing volley winner, someone in the crowd told her "nice to finally see you smiling" to which she replied "yes, at last I hit the ball back into court on the volley".:D. She did get broken at 4-2, but bounced back breaking for 5-2. She served out the match really well, a BH passing shot winner, some first serve winners and the match was hers. She was really happy to get through the match.

By the end of the match, she had figured out Sabine's dropshots, hitting a winner off a drop shot to break for 5-2. She was initially getting intimidated on her serve by Lisicki, who was cracking the second serves for winners, but towards the end started getting more first serves in.

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ms_nut
Aug 16th, 2013, 05:56 AM
Practice session on Day #4 prior to Rd 3 vs Stephens:

JJ vs Murray

Since both Murray and JJ were playing their matches on Grandstand court, the were practicing earlier in the day. Murray started at 10:00 am and JJ was due on court @ 10:20 am. However, when JJ came on court, Murray was still there. Needless to say, our Empress was not the least bit pleased.

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After waiting for about 30 seconds, once the clock struck 10:20, JJ walked onto court. Murray's hitting partner then talked to JJ and asked if it would be ok for Murray to practice for 5 more minutes. JJ said ok, and they both started practicing together at the same time..:lol:

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ms_nut
Aug 16th, 2013, 05:59 AM
JJ's practice session was pretty good. She was on court for at least 25 minutes. She had 2 hitting partners and her brother on court. She was hitting the ball better than her hitting partner. He then started serving to her. She started complaining that he wasn't serving well and not hard enough. She also was complaining that he was not hitting the ball right to her and so she was not getting a good swing at the ball....:lol:

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GameSetJJ
Aug 16th, 2013, 12:11 PM
omg so good


must... have... MORE

Barker
Aug 18th, 2013, 10:25 PM
great stuff!!! more, more, more!

MB.
Aug 19th, 2013, 06:51 AM
These are amazing, Ms. Nutty.

Thank you, thank you.

1.) Murray/Jankovic? Let's recreate this doubles team and bring the Murray family another mixed Doubles Slam a la Wimbly 2007.

2.) Jelena's body is sick. As usual.

3.) I hope she practiced some damn volleys.

ms_nut
Jul 4th, 2014, 07:45 PM
These are amazing, Ms. Nutty.

Thank you, thank you.

1.) Murray/Jankovic? Let's recreate this doubles team and bring the Murray family another mixed Doubles Slam a la Wimbly 2007.

2.) Jelena's body is sick. As usual.

3.) I hope she practiced some damn volleys.

Bumping this thread up for you, MB....:)

It was fun meeting you today and playing tennis with a fellow JJ fan. Your BH volleys were awesome, like JJ's ;)

I see you have already seen this thread of mine.

I was hoping to go to California to see JJ this year, but she will not be playing...:(

Maybe I'll see her in Cincy again. I have never seen JJ lose a match live in Cincinnati. Hoping the trend will continue.

:angel: BTW, I still have to post the pics from last year's match against Sloane and Vinci.