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Bruno71
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:20 AM
Why am I even watching this :banghead:

ChriS.
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:20 AM
Kleybanova just has some pretty insane angles :eek:Yes, she is playing really well.

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:20 AM
I hope Alisa gets more tired than JJ now.:o

Just Do It
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:21 AM
Now this is torturing. Jelena is dead while Alisa is strong like a cow.

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:21 AM
JJ's movement looks bad now.:o Too tired.:(

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:21 AM
Overhead smash from Alisa and now BP!

ChriS.
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:22 AM
Alisa has kept going when it seemed she could not get that set. She never gives up or gets down on herself.

downunderfan
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:22 AM
She's tired and frustrated - she better lose this and have a decent rest.

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:22 AM
Alisa's playing good now.:scared:

ChriS.
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:23 AM
And she has hit some great winners.

дalex
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:23 AM
Now this is torturing. Jelena is dead while Alisa is strong like a cow.

:spit:

InsideOut.
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:23 AM
Yes, she is playing really well.

Only against Serbs, of course. :o

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:24 AM
What a FHDTL by JJ. Deuce!

Just Do It
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:24 AM
I cant watch this :(

ChriS.
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:24 AM
Change the line judges!

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:24 AM
another BP!

-Valérie-
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:24 AM
Yes, it's a tough match! Her opponent seems tired to, but not as tired as Jelena looks. Let's hope she'll be able to hold and sit 90 seconds to catch her breathe.

The juges are awful to night! It's frustrating for both players!

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:24 AM
good serve saved BP again. Deuce no. 6!!!

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:25 AM
another good BHTDL forced error for Alisa.JJ GP!

ChriS.
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:26 AM
JJ has to win this otherwise she will lose her confidence before US Open but she does not seem to believe.

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:26 AM
omg! line judges should be fired!!!

but those balls are only a couple of mms in.:(

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:26 AM
JJ is mad now!

Bruno71
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:27 AM
Go home, JJ. Just go home.

ChriS.
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:27 AM
Another fantastic JJ challenge.

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:28 AM
JJ :( :o JJ cant hold it anymore it seems. Deuce 7!!!

InsideOut.
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:28 AM
The winner of this better not be too tired to take out Masha. :o

ChriS.
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:28 AM
JJ down for a count of ten!

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:28 AM
Alisa just kept fighting.:o
JJ please hold on! or just retire.:o

Just Do It
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:28 AM
This is C R A Z Y !!!

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:29 AM
Deuce no. 8!!!

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:29 AM
JJ is tired of challenging.:spit:

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:29 AM
193452298374th GP for JJ!!

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:30 AM
damnit!!!!! BHDTL not working anymore.:(

ChriS.
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:30 AM
Someone should stop this match!

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:31 AM
omg! what a running FH from Alisa BP!!!

InsideOut.
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:31 AM
Insane FH passing shot from Alisa :worship:

ms_nut
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:31 AM
:o:o

-Valérie-
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:31 AM
Let's hope the fact that both girls are tired will affect kleybanova on her serve.

InsideOut.
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:32 AM
Kleybanova breaks.

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:32 AM
another FHDTL!!! she breaks!!! :o JJ :wavey:

oleada
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:32 AM
Idiot :o
She's going to lose this set badly

Just Do It
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:32 AM
Oh my. I am really tired of this.

Bruno71
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:32 AM
This is one of the more gutless performances I've ever seen from JJ, and that is SAYING something. I just don't know if I can be this woman's fan.

дalex
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:32 AM
:lol:

Jeja :hug:

Just Do It
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:32 AM
Let's hope the fact that both girls are tired will affect kleybanova on her serve.

Alisa is not tired :sad:

ChriS.
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:32 AM
Alisa believes more than JJ.

-Valérie-
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:32 AM
Idiot :o
She's going to lose this set badly

a little bit of respect for our Goat, she is working her ass off at the moment. All we have to do is watch!

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:33 AM
Great dropshot from JJ 0-15!

InsideOut.
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:33 AM
Nice dropper.

terjw
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:33 AM
That was long. Jelena broken and really pissed of and worked up about having to replay that call she challenged.

InsideOut.
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:33 AM
0-30 :eek:

ChriS.
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:34 AM
This is one of the more gutless performances I've ever seen from JJ, and that is SAYING something. I just don't know if I can be this woman's fan.But JJ kept her nerve so well. She is not on her game but she is fighting.

InsideOut.
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:34 AM
Kleybanova's serve is just huge. :o

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:35 AM
what a shot. Alisa still has some on her tank left!

дalex
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:35 AM
This is one of the more gutless performances I've ever seen from JJ, and that is SAYING something. I just don't know if I can be this woman's fan.

So, this is kind of a trial? :lol:

-Valérie-
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:35 AM
Alisa is not tired :sad:

WEll, yes she is! Less then JJ, but moving her butts around must be quite something!

InsideOut.
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:35 AM
Angles :hearts:

Just Do It
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:35 AM
OMG can she re-break ?

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:35 AM
what an angle from JJ!:yeah:

JJ 2 Bps!

ms_nut
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:35 AM
:) she breaks back 1-2 JJ

InsideOut.
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:36 AM
WEll, yes she is! Less then JJ, but moving her butts around must be quite sometime!

She handled that just fine in AO

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:36 AM
JJ breaks!!! :haha: :worship: We'll see a huge breakfest here.

дalex
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:36 AM
Well done, babe. You just keep fighting. :)

Bruno71
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:36 AM
But JJ kept her nerve so well. She is not on her game but she is fighting.

Fighting herself, mostly. In that 3rd game she finally seems like she actually wants to play tennis, not stand there and let her opponent do what may. Not happy with her performance so far in any way.

ChriS.
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:37 AM
JJ is the best! She stuck at it and got the break. She is still in this!

-Valérie-
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:37 AM
She handled that just fine in AO

Yes, you are right! She seems pretty powerful and strong, but believe me, after a 3h00 match, she is tired! Again, not as much as JJ, because she keeps everything inside, but she is tired.

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:37 AM
Hold on JJ!!!

ChriS.
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:38 AM
Surprised Alisa is not that tired.

duhcity
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:39 AM
Amazing Forehand

ChriS.
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:39 AM
great

ChriS.
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:39 AM
Great shot JJ.

Just Do It
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:39 AM
This thread will hit 1 000 posts today :(

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:39 AM
3 Gps for JJ!

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:40 AM
2 all!

InsideOut.
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:40 AM
Hold to love :eek:

Just Do It
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:40 AM
2-2 out of nowhere.

rucolo
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:40 AM
2-2!!!
Fight, Jelena!:bounce:

Aga and Maria have to wait....:lol:

дalex
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:40 AM
Great hold!

-Valérie-
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:40 AM
JJ said to the judge: "take your glasses off"!

She doesn't trust them at all!

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:40 AM
This thread will hit 1 000 posts today :(

:p

ChriS.
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:40 AM
First signs of Alisa quiting.

downunderfan
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:41 AM
The commentator just loooveees Kleybanova - he's obviously into women with a bit of meat!

ms_nut
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:41 AM
:hearts: This is the JJ i love to watch.. aggressive and calculated...

:eek::eek: she actually hit a dropshot in game 3..

ChriS.
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:41 AM
JJ said to the judge: "take your glasses off"!

She doesn't trust them at all!Haha!

Just Do It
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:42 AM
:p

And you are not even in the posting mood today.

ChriS.
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:43 AM
Out by 1/2 mm.

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:44 AM
Alisa holds 3-2!

jbeacinu
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:44 AM
this is sickening

InsideOut.
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:44 AM
Alisa replies with a love hold of her own.

Bruno71
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:44 AM
It's kind of amazing to think she beat Dinara Safina 4 & 2 just a few days ago.

дalex
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:44 AM
Jelena makes the umpire nervous. She first forgot to call that let. JJ is not impressed. :lol:

ChriS.
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:45 AM
How can they play another match after this?

Bruno71
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:46 AM
"Now Jankovic hasn't got any balls." How appropriate :lol:

ChriS.
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:47 AM
She pissed of the ball boys so they hid the balls.

-Valérie-
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:47 AM
Opps! JJ is in deep trouble now!

And i heard Sharapova asked to play on the other court, but i think it was denied.

downunderfan
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:48 AM
4-2, just awful! Why are we watching this?

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:48 AM
what a shot from Alisa.:bolt:

Just Do It
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:48 AM
Live Stream is 5 minutes late !!

Bruno71
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:49 AM
4-2, just awful! Why are we watching this?

I don't know. I just don't know.

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:49 AM
Errorkovic is appearing now.

ChriS.
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:49 AM
Jj!

ms_nut
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:49 AM
4-2 15-30 for AK..:(

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:49 AM
Alisa :worship: She better wins this.:o

ChriS.
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:49 AM
Alisa is playing amazing stuff.

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:50 AM
JJ losing 8 straight points.:tape:

Foon_JJ
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:50 AM
30-30...

Bruno71
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:50 AM
And now from 0-30 to 30-30, nice job once again JJ. You suck :)

Foon_JJ
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:51 AM
2-5...

ms_nut
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:51 AM
2-5 JJ..:o:o

Bruno71
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:52 AM
Kleybanova = GOAT. Beat Sharapova, you porcine Russkie you.

ms_nut
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:52 AM
:sad: I think it is over this time.. no more magical comebacks ...

Just Do It
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:52 AM
Maybe it is better for her to lose now. Another match this week would kill her !! She needs to rest for USO.

ChriS.
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:53 AM
Should have got in to that faster.

Bruno71
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:53 AM
Maybe it is better for her to lose now. Another match this week would kill her !! She needs to rest for USO.

So she can beat anyone who's relatively thin but no one else :(

ChriS.
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:54 AM
Some tired shots from JJ.

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:54 AM
So she can beat anyone who's relatively thin but no one else :(

:lol: Sounds right.:p

ChriS.
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:54 AM
Alisa is getting stronger all the time. Serve working so well.

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:54 AM
Finally after 3 and a half hours.:zzz:

дalex
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:54 AM
:hug:

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:56 AM
Alisa is getting stronger all the time. Serve working so well.

She'll get steamrolled by Maria or Aga next though.:unsure:
She MUST be tired by tomorrow.

Just Do It
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:56 AM
Just give up, Jelena :lol:

ms_nut
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:56 AM
MP Kleybanova..:(

Bruno71
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:57 AM
:hug:

:smash:

Just Do It
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:57 AM
I'd rather spend a day in hell than watch this again.

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:57 AM
Alisa :worship:

ChriS.
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:57 AM
Alisa is amazing! Nothing JJ can do.

ms_nut
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:57 AM
:(:o

Oh well, rest up for the USO... sigh, Alisha will get routed by Maria i suppose..

downunderfan
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:58 AM
Well, JJ, go and rest for USO and don't draw Kim in 2nd round!

ChriS.
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:59 AM
She has to make her serve it out.

Bruno71
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:59 AM
Well, JJ, go and rest for USO and don't draw Kim in 2nd round!

No, please, draw Kim. Kim is not a ballbashing heavyweight, so maybe she can beat her again :)

Just Do It
Aug 22nd, 2009, 03:00 AM
But I still cant believe she had a MP in that match :spit:

ms_nut
Aug 22nd, 2009, 03:00 AM
:( 3.5 hours of pure torture...:drool: JJ at her very best..

дalex
Aug 22nd, 2009, 03:00 AM
:lol: What a way to finish this match.

Go rest Jeca.

Mladjo is so dedicated to watching Jelena. It must be love - Jelena Jankovic.

ChriS.
Aug 22nd, 2009, 03:01 AM
She has to make her serve it out.Too late. Missed easy volley!

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 22nd, 2009, 03:01 AM
JJ :hug:

downunderfan
Aug 22nd, 2009, 03:01 AM
You just have to love how ecstatic the commentator is! Who is that?

ms_nut
Aug 22nd, 2009, 03:02 AM
:banghead: How many matches has she lost this year after having MPs? RG,Wimbledon, Bartoli and now this..

-Valérie-
Aug 22nd, 2009, 03:03 AM
That's a tough lost, she was quite tired and if it wouldn't have been of that fact, she would have won in 2 sets. Well, she should have won in 2 sets anyway. But well, a quart is not that bad... She played a lot of tennis lately.

Anyway, congratulations to Kleybanova, she played a great match, and we'll have to keep an eye on her. I think we are going to see a lot more of her in a near future.

One thing is sure, JJ is going to mention the wonderful calls! :lol:

-Valérie-
Aug 22nd, 2009, 03:05 AM
:banghead: How many matches has she lost this year after having MPs? RG,Wimbledon, Bartoli and now this..

Don't be mad at her because of that, Kleybanova played a great match, she never gave up. JJ didn't either, but she lacked of energy at the end.

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 22nd, 2009, 03:06 AM
JJ is just drained out at the end.:hug: :rolleyes: at organisers for putting her playing until 1AM before that match.:o :rolleyes:

ms_nut
Aug 22nd, 2009, 03:06 AM
^ Well, at least she beat Kim.. that alone makes this tourney worthwhile..

:rolleyes: Now i've got to pray to the dark forces that Demented doesn't win this title..

ChriS.
Aug 22nd, 2009, 03:07 AM
That's a tough lost, she was quite tired and if it wouldn't have been of that fact, she would have won in 2 sets. Well, she should have won in 2 sets anyway. But well, a quart is not that bad... She played a lot of tennis lately.

Anyway, congratulations to Kleybanova, she played a great match, and we'll have to keep an eye on her. I think we are going to see a lot more of her in a near future.

One thing is sure, JJ is going to mention the wonderful calls! :lol:I am still proud of the way JJ fought. She was not really sure what to do in this match but she kept fighting. She saved so many game points. She did not play badly just did not have the right game plan on the night.

Bruno71
Aug 22nd, 2009, 03:07 AM
I'm sorry, but JJ came into this match unprepared to impose herself. That was a huge no-no against a heavy hitter like this. But I guess at this point she can feel like she's at the top of the game again, despite this. It was after all a busy few weeks of play for her. I just hope she doesn't run into a player like this at the US Open, because more often than not, she will lose.

-Valérie-
Aug 22nd, 2009, 03:08 AM
You just have to love how ecstatic the commentator is! Who is that?

Was it the french commentators? Quite frankly, Helene Pellletier tried to be objective but Kleybanova beat our canadian so, they was hoping she would beat JJ to diminuate that lost. :shrug: And i think JJ is not her favorite player. :( BUt well, she called JJ a champion many time. ;)

And well, the man like the spectacle but they were quite impressed but the big Russian. Mrs. Pelletier gave the credit to Kleybanova but she mention that JJ played a little too passive at the end of the second set and she basically was affected by the tiredness.

Just Do It
Aug 22nd, 2009, 03:08 AM
Will this be enough for JJ to win USO series ?

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 22nd, 2009, 03:11 AM
Yeah, how's her standing in USO series? But Lena's still in the race.:unsure: If she wins TOronto, JJ might not get it.:(

Bruno71
Aug 22nd, 2009, 03:11 AM
Will this be enough for JJ to win USO series ?

I'd say it depends on if Elena wins this week or not.

-Valérie-
Aug 22nd, 2009, 03:11 AM
I'm sorry, but JJ came into this match unprepared to impose herself. That was a huge no-no against a heavy hitter like this. But I guess at this point she can feel like she's at the top of the game again, despite this. It was after all a busy few weeks of play for her. I just hope she doesn't run into a player like this at the US Open, because more often than not, she will lose.

She lost by a little inch my friend. Next time she will have to play against her, she will beat her. I am not the only one to thing that JJ's baterie was empty.

The match against clijster was hard mentally and physically!

ChriS.
Aug 22nd, 2009, 03:11 AM
Will this be enough for JJ to win USO series ?Does that not include prize money won at US Open as well? If so I think she could win if she does well there.

Just Do It
Aug 22nd, 2009, 03:13 AM
Does that not include prize money won at US Open as well? If so I think she could win if she does well there.

No. A winner of USO Series is getting earned money @ USO doubled.
Kim won USO series and after it she won USO. She got 2 millions for that :lol:

ChriS.
Aug 22nd, 2009, 03:15 AM
She lost by a little inch my friend. Next time she will have to play against her, she will beat her. I am not the only one to thing that JJ's baterie was empty.

The match against clijster was hard mentally and physically!Yes, that might have been the difference tonight. JJ looked so fragile compared to Alisa. I guess Alisa can play a lot of tough matches. Maybe JJ was not prepared for this match, physically or tactically.

ChriS.
Aug 22nd, 2009, 03:17 AM
No. A winner of USO Series is getting earned money @ USO doubled.
Kim won USO series and after it she won USO. She got 2 millions for that :lol:Wow, I hope JJ knew that. She could have tried a bit harder!

ChriS.
Aug 22nd, 2009, 03:20 AM
Will this be enough for JJ to win USO series ?Saw this quote in GM. Now Dementieva has some chances to win USO Series (only if winning Toronto).

Bruno71
Aug 22nd, 2009, 03:21 AM
She lost by a little inch my friend. Next time she will have to play against her, she will beat her. I am not the only one to thing that JJ's baterie was empty.

The match against clijster was hard mentally and physically!

JJ may not have been at her most fresh, but the loss had everything to do with thinking she could play a passive match. I've seen her do this dozens of times, believe me. She didn't respect Kleybanova enough (probably partially because they've never played), and she paid the price.

-Valérie-
Aug 22nd, 2009, 03:30 AM
JJ may not have been at her most fresh, but the loss had everything to do with thinking she could play a passive match. I've seen her do this dozens of times, believe me. She didn't respect Kleybanova enough (probably partially because they've never played), and she paid the price.

I've seen JJ played a lot to, and well, yes, you might be right. But prepared or not, if she hadn't been that tired, she would have win. AND AND, i don't care if she doesn't give credit to Kleybanova, i do. She played a great match. I doubt we'll know what JJ thinks about it, but, she sure was surprised by how powerful she was! BUt she almost win, she she should have, she would have, if she wasn't not that tired.

ChriS.
Aug 22nd, 2009, 03:33 AM
I've seen JJ played a lot to, and well, yes, you might be right. But prepared or not, if she hadn't been that tired, she would have win. AND AND, i don't care if she doesn't give credit to Kleybanova, i do. She played a great match. I doubt we'll know what JJ thinks about it, but, she sure was surprised by how powerful she was! BUt she almost win, she she should have, she would have, if she wasn't not that tired.Yes, JJ played a few poor shots in the 2nd, probably because she was tired, and after that Alisa started to believe she could win.

Roookie
Aug 22nd, 2009, 03:36 AM
A 3 hours + match..:eek:....i'm glad i couldn't watch it or followed the score....unnecessary Jeca. But what a fighter she is.

US open here we go :drive:

Tashi
Aug 22nd, 2009, 03:37 AM
She would've won if she wasn't so passive. She let Kleybs dominate in crucial moments. Whether it was an error or a winner Kleybs was, for the most part, controlling the match. The match point she had with the second serve to her forehand was a perfect example. She waited for the ball and put in a weak return to the middle of the court. I totally agree with Bruno on JJ not giving her enough respect. You can't beat Azarenka, Safina, Demented and Clijsters and then lose to Kleybs. I also agree she was tired in the third set but she should've won in two.

It was a great match though.

martirogi
Aug 22nd, 2009, 03:38 AM
glad she lost. rest up for uso.

RFS
Aug 22nd, 2009, 04:58 AM
Yawn stretch ...morning all.
Sounds like another typical JJ epic but a little surprised she lost.
Will read thru Cheering later but yes have a good rest now.

Ksenia.
Aug 22nd, 2009, 05:27 AM
What a :weirdo: loss. But I don't mind it as long as she does well at the Open.

pica_pica
Aug 22nd, 2009, 05:41 AM
Just woke up to check results

:sobbing:

But still, she won Cincinnati :D

:hug: Rest well for USO!!! :kiss:

Kampi
Aug 22nd, 2009, 06:27 AM
This sucks BIG:o I thought she would win this match with no doubt. God damn, what was the reason? Fatigue I guess. But anyway it is a disappointment.:sad:

Lady croissant
Aug 22nd, 2009, 08:06 AM
Count me amongst annoyed at Jelena's passive play :( That return at match point in the second set TB was pathetic. Kleybanova made UEs on most of big points previously played and Jelena just assumed it was gonna happen again. Lame-o!
Having said that, she often reverts to passivity when she's struggling physically and it's certainly not out of realms of possibility that she was tired after all those tough matches she played in last 2 weeks, so meh...If her BFF takes care of Lena today, I'd say this loss was pretty irrelevant. Eyes on the big prize!:cool:

Hashim.
Aug 22nd, 2009, 08:09 AM
JJ:sad::sobbing:

MaBaker
Aug 22nd, 2009, 08:11 AM
I'm proud of her :worship: Rest up for USO and win them all :inlove:

RFS
Aug 22nd, 2009, 08:12 AM
Count me amongst annoyed at Jelena's passive play :( That return at match point in the second set TB was pathetic. Kleybanova made UEs on most of big points previously played and Jelena just assumed it was gonna happen again. Lame-o!
Having said that, she often reverts to passivity when she's struggling physically and it's certainly not out of realms of possibility that she was tired after all those tough matches she played in last 2 weeks, so meh...If her BFF takes care of Lena today, I'd say this loss was pretty irrelevant. Eyes on the big prize!:cool:

Her passive play is certainly what irritates me the most too.

Granted she's playing herself back into form after her off-season training plan mis-fired... I dunno - a good run but probably not as good as last year's USO (although I would so love to be proved wrong) ... but I think she will probably have a much stronger second half of the year... the tail end of the season and the indoor season could be another excellent turn for her.
I think it's a shame I didn't get to see any of her matches this tourney... at least I (hopefully) get a chance to see her in real time when I'm in the US. I just need to beat the crap out of my cousins kids to get access to the TV. Maybe get them hopped up on British chocolate or something...

Lady croissant
Aug 22nd, 2009, 08:29 AM
Her passive play is certainly what irritates me the most too.

Granted she's playing herself back into form after her off-season training plan mis-fired... I dunno - a good run but probably not as good as last year's USO (although I would so love to be proved wrong) ... but I think she will probably have a much stronger second half of the year... the tail end of the season and the indoor season could be another excellent turn for her.
I think it's a shame I didn't get to see any of her matches this tourney... at least I (hopefully) get a chance to see her in real time when I'm in the US. I just need to beat the crap out of my cousins kids to get access to the TV. Maybe get them hopped up on British chocolate or something...

I should probably be ashamed of myself for this, but I kinda have high hopes for USO, too :awww: What can I say, unfounded optimism is my forte, I even have high hopes for Wimbles every year :silly:

BTW, loved reading your reports from there. Belated thanks from me!:worship:

Bruno71
Aug 22nd, 2009, 08:35 AM
It kind of sucks how JJ can approach an opponent like Kleybanova so passively, when you know she'd never think to be that passive against a Venus or a Dinara unless she was feeling pretty lousy. I saw no signs of her feeling bad when she started the match, though I'm sure as it went on, fatigue became a factor. I just think she thought she could "get away with it" against a lesser opponent, like she used to do so routinely in 2008. That's happening less and less.

Kampi
Aug 22nd, 2009, 08:50 AM
Passive play makes me angry, there is no excuse for this.:mad: How many times we said, that her passiveness already hindered her to win BIG.:o:rolleyes::fiery: At this level she just cannot rely on the desired errors from her opponents. It is just not enough to play the ball back left or right all the time. You MUST FORCE it and dare something god damn.:fiery: Especially try to shorten the points when you are tired, which was obviously another factor. And on mp an second serve of your opponent....man, go for a heavy ball...just go for it.

Kim's_fan_4ever
Aug 22nd, 2009, 09:22 AM
Can't say I'm that surprised :o Retarded scheduling got up to her. Who schedules two matches for night session? Only in America :o Whatever.
You'll win US Open so I'm ok with this loss :)

louisa.
Aug 22nd, 2009, 09:31 AM
:awww: Jelena :hug:
Good couple of weeks for her, rest up for USO and take the title :hearts:

дalex
Aug 22nd, 2009, 10:13 AM
I'm proud of her :worship: Rest up for USO and win them all :inlove:

Me too. :sobbing:

I really can't afford to be pissed with her right now. Not after the abysmal first half of the season. Even this passive shit reminds me of old Jelena. I think this was her best showing in USO Series ever - QF, W & QF in 3 biggest tournaments (Stanford >>> LA this year), is more than I have expected really.

That forehand return on the match point was a shocker, but Kleyba's bh could have easily sailed wide and we'd be all praising Jeca for her drama and determination.

All is good, Jeca is winning USO this year. ;)

Go Serena today! Demented must be stopped in Toronto!

ce
Aug 22nd, 2009, 10:22 AM
elena has to lose :scared:
but i think serena is not going to try too hard :sad:

Foon_JJ
Aug 22nd, 2009, 10:39 AM
I'm proud of her :worship: Rest up for USO and win them all :inlove:

Me too :worship:
We can see that she is back in these few weeks. I'm so proud to be her fan :kiss: I don't care about her last match, becoz I know that she already tried her best!
I just want to keep cheering for her no matter if she win or lose. That's the true JJ fans. :wavey:
Volim te Jelena :kiss::hearts: Rest for US Open and win the title! :bounce:

Nina.
Aug 22nd, 2009, 10:54 AM
Too bad Jeca :awww: but overall I am happy with these 2 last weeks. It's been a huge improvement and I hope to see more of the old JJ back at the US Open.

And...we really cheer a lot! New thread and already over 40 pages??? :eek: that's crazy...

~Kiera~
Aug 22nd, 2009, 11:19 AM
My god JJ was grouchy last night. Shouting, balling at linespeople, the crowd,,, picking fights with the umpire.

If there's one thing that annoys me more than the pushing, it's that. How can she expect to win a match when she spends more time concerned about what's going on around her than on the actual tennis court? :o

RFS
Aug 22nd, 2009, 11:26 AM
I should probably be ashamed of myself for this, but I kinda have high hopes for USO, too :awww: What can I say, unfounded optimism is my forte, I even have high hopes for Wimbles every year :silly:

BTW, loved reading your reports from there. Belated thanks from me!:worship:

That is really very sweet of you; my pleasure :wavey:

justine schnyder
Aug 22nd, 2009, 11:41 AM
oh dear :o

Brena
Aug 22nd, 2009, 12:16 PM
If there's one thing that annoys me more than the pushing, it's that. How can she expect to win a match when she spends more time concerned about what's going on around her than on the actual tennis court? :o

Same here, but I think the reason was that she was dead-tired and still badly wanted to win, so she was getting frustrated with herself. She was willing her body to listen, but it obviously wouldn't. Or at least that's the impression I got. :shrug:
I can't be really mad with her because she really tried and fought hard and Alisa wasn't bad at all. But on the other hand, I'm a bit worried about JJ's fitness level - she had no problems winning 3 tournies in 3 consecutive weeks last season, and now, after so few matches played this season she tires out much more quickly. And durability should be her main asset. :scared: Also, Demented seems to be set on getting back that 4th seeding! :bigcry:

~Kiera~
Aug 22nd, 2009, 12:52 PM
Same here, but I think the reason was that she was dead-tired and still badly wanted to win, so she was getting frustrated with herself. She was willing her body to listen, but it obviously wouldn't. Or at least that's the impression I got. :shrug:

I think that's part of the problem. Why waste energy arguing about calls, etc, if you're already struggling? You're making things worse. I probably shouldn't complain though. When does Jelena make anything easy for herself? :scratch:

Brena
Aug 22nd, 2009, 12:58 PM
I think that's part of the problem. Why waste energy arguing about calls, etc, if you're already struggling? You're making things worse. I probably shouldn't complain though. When does Jelena make anything easy for herself? :scratch:

I know, that kind of behaviour always ultimately leads to self-destruction in every player's case. I'm not sure anything can be really done about it, except to wait for a player to mature (although JJ's had enough years to do that :lol:) And I guess it'll take some time to get her self-confidence fully back, because when she's confident enough she doesn't behave like that.
Anyway, we'll see what happens. But I want Marion, Alisa, Kim, Safarova, Sharapova and of course Ana far away from JJ's part of the USO draw.

terjw
Aug 22nd, 2009, 01:16 PM
My god JJ was grouchy last night. Shouting, balling at linespeople, the crowd,,, picking fights with the umpire. Jelena "grunting" is never a good sign to me, shows she may be struggling physically. Too much short stuff ... easy pickings for Klebs, who had the annoying habit of finishing rallies with some unbelievable winners ... again, again and again. Plus the Russian barely lost a point when the first serve went in, something like a stellar 93% success rate.

Rest up Jelena, Neu Yark here we come.

I know. She was not a happy bunny last night. And it's never good for Jelena's chances when she's arguing and moaning to the umpire like that. She usually implodes and loses when she's like that. Her challenges bordered on the desperate and it wasn't surprising that she actually ran out of challenges in the 2nd set.

Mind you - have to laugh at what I think was one of her comments "You need glasses".

Anyway I'm pretty grouchy right now. She beats Kim :( but then loses to Alisa next round. :fiery: and keeps me up all night. :mad: . Wish she'd let Kim have a go at Alisa. She wouldn't have been grouchy and probably fit as a fiddle despite their epic 3-setter.

pica_pica
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:22 PM
Very probably fatigue, but she (and so are her fans) should be proud of beating Kim. I think her confidence level is still high, so I'm not worried :angel:

Foon_JJ
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:33 PM
Very probably fatigue, but she (and so are her fans) should be proud of beating Kim. I think her confidence level is still high, so I'm not worried :angel:

Yes,you're right! :wavey:
But sad that no any highlights for this match :o

Snex
Aug 22nd, 2009, 05:11 PM
I am very pleased with Jelena's performance through USO Series. :drool: We can see that she's coming back to her old shape. Winning 2 tournaments in a row is almost impossible this year. Nobody can win 10 matches in 2 weeks. Last year players had to win 4 matches to win a tournament, and now they need 5 wins. JJ won 7 consecutive matches, with 3 top ten wins, and that's great. :worship: Last year 7 wins would bring one title and one final. :shrug: What she needs to improve... she makes more UEs than last year, and the percent of first service in is lower. If she corrects this before US Open, she'll win it. All that she needs is to win another 7 matches in a row. Ajde JJ!!!

ChriS.
Aug 22nd, 2009, 05:22 PM
Me too :worship:
We can see that she is back in these few weeks. I'm so proud to be her fan :kiss: I don't care about her last match, becoz I know that she already tried her best!
I just want to keep cheering for her no matter if she win or lose. That's the true JJ fans. :wavey:
Volim te Jelena :kiss::hearts: Rest for US Open and win the title! :bounce:I love the way she fought, argued and even, so she says, called one of her own serves out by challenging it. Only Jelena can be a bitch and an angel at the same time! There is no other player who can come close to giving her fans the excitement JJ gives us.

ChriS.
Aug 22nd, 2009, 05:27 PM
This sucks BIG:o I thought she would win this match with no doubt. God damn, what was the reason? Fatigue I guess. But anyway it is a disappointment.:sad:Fatigue, lack of preparation, losing her cool when she was on top but nevertheless she gave a good performance against an opponent who played really well and was well prepared for the match.

Foon_JJ
Aug 22nd, 2009, 05:28 PM
I love the way she fought, argued and even, so she says, called one of her own serves out by challenging it. Only Jelena can be a bitch and an angel at the same time! There is no other player who can come close to giving her fans the excitement JJ gives us.

Yes, she is a real fighter, I love her more and more :kiss:
Wish her luck at US Open!!! :bounce:

Bruno71
Aug 22nd, 2009, 05:29 PM
I know, that kind of behaviour always ultimately leads to self-destruction in every player's case. I'm not sure anything can be really done about it, except to wait for a player to mature (although JJ's had enough years to do that :lol:) And I guess it'll take some time to get her self-confidence fully back, because when she's confident enough she doesn't behave like that.
Anyway, we'll see what happens. But I want Marion, Alisa, Kim, Safarova, Sharapova and of course Ana far away from JJ's part of the USO draw.


:lol: is that all? What about Chaky, Vaidisova, Yan, Serena, Venus, Oudin, Cirstea, Pavlyuchenkova, Momo, Justine, Lindsay, Myskina, and Na Li?

ChriS.
Aug 22nd, 2009, 05:33 PM
Passive play makes me angry, there is no excuse for this.:mad: How many times we said, that her passiveness already hindered her to win BIG.:o:rolleyes::fiery: At this level she just cannot rely on the desired errors from her opponents. It is just not enough to play the ball back left or right all the time. You MUST FORCE it and dare something god damn.:fiery: Especially try to shorten the points when you are tired, which was obviously another factor. And on mp an second serve of your opponent....man, go for a heavy ball...just go for it.When JJ tried to attack she was making mistakes. Her forehand was so bad in the first half of the match. She could not afford to attack when playing like that. She never found her rhythm possibly because she was tired and unable to dictate play.

Bruno71
Aug 22nd, 2009, 06:02 PM
When JJ tried to attack she was making mistakes. Her forehand was so bad in the first half of the match. She could not afford to attack when playing like that. She never found her rhythm possibly because she was tired and unable to dictate play.


She seemed to suggest it was because of Kleybanova's low shots, and I believe her. But I still think at key moments (i.e. match point), she got passive, as usual. It's an ongoing flaw.

Optima
Aug 22nd, 2009, 06:06 PM
I forgive her for this loss, she was tired :shrug: She's played some great matches over the past two weeks, and she's fighting. She cared out there yesterday, that's the best she can do. Some of her flaws will always be with her, and we just have to move on and accept that, and think of all the wonderful things she can do. I think she'll have a good US Open.

terjw
Aug 22nd, 2009, 06:17 PM
When JJ tried to attack she was making mistakes. Her forehand was so bad in the first half of the match. She could not afford to attack when playing like that. She never found her rhythm possibly because she was tired and unable to dictate play.

Yeah she gave it her all but wasn't able to play like she has done. I'm sure she knows what she's like to have done. But doing it is another matter when Alisa was giving her so many problems and she was probably feeling the affects of her match agaist Kim.

A couple or more things I'd really like her to do that haven't been mentioned:

Just do a bit more preparation about her opponent. She has a team but she always talks about having to work out during the match how to play an opponent she hasn't played much and finding some aspects being surprised about and difficult to cope with. She found it difficult to read Alisa last night. Maybe with more knowledge and preparation specifically about Alisa. I don't know....
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I also think she needs to do better and could do better when players drop shot her. She is quite vulnerable to this. And yet she's one of the fastest players out there.
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Also - Jelena must somehow get fitter and less tired in 3rd sets. Easy to say this. But she rarely has short matches and if they are all going to be long - she better try to get used to it and lnow she won't get far if she's always playing long matches unless she is super fit. She needs to be that much fiiter and have more stamina than her contempories who can win their matches in less than 3 hours.
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Also finally I'm a tad concerned and not sure how much say Sanchez has as her coach and her preparation now. There are things to work on - but who decides now. Who spots the weaknesses and the things to work on and what is the process now. How much in the loop and trust does Jelena have in him if he spots something he thinks is wrong. There was earlier in the year she was saying she'd probably dump him. And she doesn't give him any credit nowadays.Anyway - something has been working with Jelena and her team better than earlier in the year. Hopefully she can improve the way it has been going lately and she knows and works on what she must do and can have a good USO.

ChriS.
Aug 22nd, 2009, 06:49 PM
Yeah she gave it her all but wasn't able to play like she has done. I'm sure she knows what she's like to have done. But doing it is another matter when Alisa was giving her so many problems and she was probably feeling the affects of her match agaist Kim.

A couple or more things I'd really like her to do that haven't been mentioned:
Just do a bit more preparation about her opponent. She has a team but she always talks about having to work out during the match how to play an opponent she hasn't played much and finding some aspects being surprised about and difficult to cope with. She found it difficult to read Alisa last night. Maybe with more knowledge and preparation specifically about Alisa. I don't know....
.
I also think she needs to do better and could do better when players drop shot her. She is quite vulnerable to this. And yet she's one of the fastest players out there.
.
Also - Jelena must somehow get fitter and less tired in 3rd sets. Easy to say this. But she rarely has short matches and if they are all going to be long - she better try to get used to it and lnow she won't get far if she's always playing long matches unless she is super fit. She needs to be that much fiiter and have more stamina than her contempories who can win their matches in less than 3 hours.
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Also finally I'm a tad concerned and not sure how much say Sanchez has as her coach and her preparation now. There are things to work on - but who decides now. Who spots the weaknesses and the things to work on and what is the process now. How much in the loop and trust does Jelena have in him if he spots something he thinks is wrong. There was earlier in the year she was saying she'd probably dump him. And she doesn't give him any credit nowadays.Anyway - something has been working with Jelena and her team better than earlier in the year. Hopefully she can improve the way it has been going lately and she knows and works on what she must do and can have a good USO.In response: 2) I agree. I never understood why she is so vulnerable to drop shots. When she reaches them her reply is always a simple push. 3) Recently I noticed that she shortened matches by tanking one set if she is tired which I think is a great strategy. Then she can raise her game in the third. If she had done that yesterday she might have won.

Bruno71
Aug 22nd, 2009, 07:05 PM
I also think she needs to do better and could do better when players drop shot her. She is quite vulnerable to this. And yet she's one of the fastest players out there.

You know, I'm not totally concerned about this part, just because I think there's very few players she might have expected to hit effective dropshots, and obviously Alisa wasn't one of them. Maybe it's something she doesn't expect at first, but she adjusts.

Ellery
Aug 22nd, 2009, 10:42 PM
:lol: is that all? What about Chaky, Vaidisova, Yan, Serena, Venus, Oudin, Cirstea, Pavlyuchenkova, Momo, Justine, Lindsay, Myskina, and Na Li?

Zi's singles career is over :shrug: :p

Brena
Aug 22nd, 2009, 10:46 PM
:lol: is that all? What about Chaky, Vaidisova, Yan, Serena, Venus, Oudin, Cirstea, Pavlyuchenkova, Momo, Justine, Lindsay, Myskina, and Na Li?

:rolls::scared:
I should have definitey added Chaky, Cirstea and Na Li to the list. Will Nicole be in the main draw at all?
The WS are a piece of cake. :cool::p

Kim's_fan_4ever
Aug 23rd, 2009, 07:15 AM
The 2009 US Open men's and women's singles draws will be revealed on Thursday, August 27 at the Times Center in New York.

ESPN News will air a live draws reveal show on Thursday, August 27 at 12 pm Eastern.

Thursday? That's so early. Get a good draw JJ :yeah:

Foon_JJ
Aug 23rd, 2009, 08:24 AM
Thursday? That's so early. Get a good draw JJ :yeah:

same as last year :)
Good luck JJ! :bounce::kiss:

rucolo
Aug 23rd, 2009, 12:49 PM
Tough loss.:sad:
Jelena even had match point!:o:(

Didn`t Jelena also have match points at French Open (vs Cirstea), at Wimbledon (vs Oudin) and at Stanford (vs Bartoli) ... and still lost?!:mad:

Seems Jelena was tired, but she fought.:hug:
Kleybanova was too powerful.:sad:


Hope Jelena will get a good US Open draw!!!:)

Bruno71
Aug 23rd, 2009, 07:44 PM
Zi's singles career is over :shrug: :p


:( didn't know that...been away for awhile. That means JJ will never beat her? :(

JJ loses the #4 seeding and the US Open series.

Kim's_fan_4ever
Aug 23rd, 2009, 07:57 PM
Jelena will wipe the floor with everyone at the USO. You heard it here first.

So what's her final place in the USO Series? Did she come second or what?

Ksenia.
Aug 23rd, 2009, 08:00 PM
^ I think it depends on NH results :scratch: though it's too complicated for me :lol:

Kim's_fan_4ever
Aug 23rd, 2009, 08:04 PM
I forgot that New Haven was even played :lol:

дalex
Aug 23rd, 2009, 08:11 PM
Jelena will wipe the floor with everyone at the USO. You heard it here first.

:rolleyes:

I said it first.

Jelena is #2 in USO Series now. Marion, Flavia and Sam can overtake her with good results in NH (final/title).

Kim's_fan_4ever
Aug 23rd, 2009, 08:12 PM
:rolleyes:

I said it first.

Jelena is #2 in USO Series now. Marion, Flavia and Sam can overtake her with good results in NH (final/title).

You heard it in this volume first. Or did you say it here too? :lol:
Flavia is playing? This girl doesn't know when to stop.

дalex
Aug 23rd, 2009, 08:18 PM
You heard it in this volume first. Or did you say it here too? :lol:

:lol:

I'm not sure if I posted it here but I've been talking about JJ winning the USO ever since that Wimbledon debacle.

Kim's_fan_4ever
Aug 23rd, 2009, 08:21 PM
I know, I've seen that thread in GM :lol:

дalex
Aug 23rd, 2009, 08:31 PM
Now that JJ is seeded #5... Here are her possible opponents.

R32:
25.Sorana-Mihaela Cirstea
26.Kaia Kanepi
27.Francesca Schiavone
28.Alisa Kleybanova
29.Sybille Bammer
30.Maria Sharapova
31.Alona Bondarenko
32.Elena Vesnina

R16:
09.Caroline Wozniacki
10.Flavia Pennetta
11.Ana Ivanovic
12.Agnieszka Radwanska

QF:
01.Dinara Safina
02.Serena Williams
03.Venus Williams
04.Elena Dementieva

Unseeded and looming, possible R1/R2 opponent - Kim Clijsters.

Get ready for the bumpy ride, everyone! :drool:

Kim's_fan_4ever
Aug 23rd, 2009, 08:33 PM
R3 Cirstea
R4 Ivanovic
QF Dementieva
All 6-0 6-0 victories obviously :)

JadeFox
Aug 23rd, 2009, 08:42 PM
Please who she draws doesn't matter. She's the motherfucking GOAT. She'll wipe the floor off all bitches in her way. :cool:

Snex
Aug 23rd, 2009, 09:01 PM
Now that JJ is seeded #5... Here are her possible opponents.

R32:
25.Sorana-Mihaela Cirstea
26.Kaia Kanepi
27.Francesca Schiavone
28.Alisa Kleybanova
29.Sybille Bammer
30.Maria Sharapova
31.Alona Bondarenko
32.Elena Vesnina

R16:
09.Caroline Wozniacki
10.Flavia Pennetta
11.Ana Ivanovic
12.Agnieszka Radwanska

QF:
01.Dinara Safina
02.Serena Williams
03.Venus Williams
04.Elena Dementieva

Unseeded and looming, possible R1/R2 opponent - Kim Clijsters.

Get ready for the bumpy ride, everyone! :drool:

R32: I'd like to see here Alona or Elena :)

R16: I'd like to see here Caroline :)

QF: I hope that her opponents will retire from this round on :tape: :devil:

Can she draw Marion? :scared:

дalex
Aug 23rd, 2009, 09:08 PM
Can she draw Marion? :scared:

Not before the QF and only if Marion upsets a top 4 seed in R4. The same goes for Stosur.

I predict:
R3: Kleybanova :hearts:
R4: Ivanovic :inlove:
QF: Serena :drool:

Bruno71
Aug 23rd, 2009, 09:17 PM
Sure I wouldn't want her to draw Alisa in R32, but I think Maria might be a worse opponent there.

дalex
Aug 23rd, 2009, 09:23 PM
Sure I wouldn't want her to draw Alisa in R32, but I think Maria might be a worse opponent there.

I was going for the easiest opponents. :lol:

Tired. I'm off to bed. :yawn:

MaBaker
Aug 23rd, 2009, 09:50 PM
Please who she draws doesn't matter. She's the motherfucking GOAT. She'll wipe the floor off all bitches in her way. :cool:
True :inlove:

-Valérie-
Aug 23rd, 2009, 10:54 PM
Please who she draws doesn't matter. She's the motherfucking GOAT. She'll wipe the floor off all bitches in her way. :cool:

I support that to... They only reason she lost to Kleybanova is that she was tired of her match of the night before that ended so late.. Usually, in grand slam tounament, they have a day between almost every match, unless shit happens, so, this is not likely to happen again.

I feel she is back, and i feel she will surprised us again, positively!

Roookie
Aug 24th, 2009, 03:26 AM
top 5 and no Marion before the QF?. Jelena is so winning the USO. Bring it on!.

Foon_JJ
Aug 24th, 2009, 03:46 AM
I support that to... They only reason she lost to Kleybanova is that she was tired of her match of the night before that ended so late.. Usually, in grand slam tounament, they have a day between almost every match, unless shit happens, so, this is not likely to happen again.

I feel she is back, and i feel she will surprised us again, positively!

Yes, totally agree with you:wavey:
Let's stay positive and I believe in her :kiss:

RFS
Aug 24th, 2009, 05:32 AM
I support that to... They only reason she lost to Kleybanova is that she was tired of her match of the night before that ended so late.. Usually, in grand slam tounament, they have a day between almost every match, unless shit happens, so, this is not likely to happen again.

I feel she is back, and i feel she will surprised us again, positively!

From what I've read her fatigue was ONE of the reasons she lost.
But her passive play, her "I'm tired so this is my go-to" was the other.
I would even hazard a guess that her crankiness also contributed.

JJ is still very much a work in progress in terms of maintaining her aggressive play, maintaining her concentration (it's no surprise she's often voted as the WORST tempered player by the ball kids) and obviously she's got to develop her stamina to be able to scurry about over 3 sets.

Also - NY gets disrupted by rain at times... Murray/Nadal Semi last year?
So... nothing is certain. She's coming a little into form, sure.
But she's a long way to go.

Mind you - if Les Williams can "play" themselves into a Slam... then JJ can too... but she has a long way to go. She'll have to win this the hard way.

Ksenia.
Aug 24th, 2009, 05:59 AM
Please who she draws doesn't matter. She's the motherfucking GOAT. She'll wipe the floor off all bitches in her way. :cool:

Amen :worship:

Hashim.
Aug 24th, 2009, 07:13 AM
please no Kim,Maria and Ana for JJ:o

дalex
Aug 24th, 2009, 09:35 AM
For some reason I see Elena getting the easiest draw at the USO. Also, I saw in GM that the last 5 Toronto winners had gone on to reach USO final that year. And there I was wondering why the hell did Lena drop to her knees after she won the final yesterday...:rolleyes:

This is gonna be one crazy USO, can't wait! :drool:

Hopefully Jelena will get somewhat tough draw so she can stay focused all the time.

Snex
Aug 24th, 2009, 10:08 AM
Also, I saw in GM that the last 5 Toronto winners had gone on to reach USO final that year.

Nein! Last year Dinara won Toronto, and was bitchslapped by Venus in semis in straights. ;) :cool:

Edit: By Serena. Correction. :o

дalex
Aug 24th, 2009, 10:11 AM
^ Last year Canada Open was played in Montreal, not Toronto. ;)

Snex
Aug 24th, 2009, 10:16 AM
^ Last year Canada Open was played in Montreal, not Toronto. ;)

Wherever it was played, it was Rogers Cup. ;)

Brena
Aug 24th, 2009, 10:22 AM
R32: I'd like to see here Alona or Elena :)

R16: I'd like to see here Caroline :)

QF: I hope that her opponents will retire from this round on :tape: :devil:

:lol:

Please who she draws doesn't matter. She's the motherfucking GOAT. She'll wipe the floor off all bitches in her way. :cool:


I couldn't say it better myself. :cool:
The courts will be all shiny after JJ's wiping.

RFS
Aug 24th, 2009, 10:44 AM
heh - yeah they said that to Lena (who the guy called "JElena... heeee a sign of things to come!) after she won it...

-Valérie-
Aug 24th, 2009, 01:03 PM
Mind you - if Les Williams can "play" themselves into a Slam... then JJ can too... but she has a long way to go. She'll have to win this the hard way.

Maybe, but everybody in this forum knows that JJ likes it the hard way! :lol:

I agree that she is still climbing a long hill after her drop this year and she hasn't reach the top of her from yet. I would be surprise myself is she can make it to the final again, but, she feels confident and she will have a couple of round that will help her settle her game for the rest of the tournament.

So, even thought i would surprise that she makes it to the final, the contrary wouldn't surprise me either. I don't know, somehow, i think the cards will play in her favor. It gotta be!!!

-Valérie-
Aug 24th, 2009, 01:37 PM
Jelena's "doin it the hard way" USO 09 title.

1R: Edina Gollovits
2R: Alona Bondarenko
3R: Sybille Bammer
4R: Kata Bondarenko
QF: Caroline Wozniacki
SF: Dinara Safina
F: Elena Dementieva

Nothing can go wrong .... can it ?

Speculation, Speculation, we'll see soon enough how this draw will look like. Friday, right?

Either way, i don't think the draw matter. It will depend on the energy she'll have in each match to think cleary and know what to do on court. If it's hard, it can become lighter when seeded players will lose and hopelly, JJ will be one that will remains.

pica_pica
Aug 24th, 2009, 04:06 PM
Speculation, Speculation, we'll see soon enough how this draw will look like. Friday, right?

Either way, i don't think the draw matter. It will depend on the energy she'll have in each match to think cleary and know what to do on court. If it's hard, it can become lighter when seeded players will lose and hopelly, JJ will be one that will remains.
:yeah: I like this thinking. Indeed, experience tells us that the draw itself doesn't matter. You never know who will come out of any draw. :shrug:

Foon_JJ
Aug 24th, 2009, 04:51 PM
I hope that she can play her best just like last year ;)
GO JJ!!! Try your best, stay focus and believe in yourself!!! :wavey::bounce:

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 24th, 2009, 04:54 PM
Come on JJ! Please win USO!:rocker2:

Bruno71
Aug 24th, 2009, 06:48 PM
Jelena's "doin it the hard way" USO 09 title.

1R: Edina Gollovits
2R: Alona Bondarenko
3R: Sybille Bammer
4R: Kata Bondarenko
QF: Caroline Wozniacki
SF: Dinara Safina
F: Elena Dementieva

Nothing can go wrong .... can it ?

Wozniacki making a QF? :hearts:

Bruno71
Aug 24th, 2009, 06:51 PM
I'd also like to add that JJ making the USO QF would be about the most I'd expect. Anything past that would be gravy...her Cincy run was great, but as we can see, she's not out of the woods when it comes to subpar performances, whatever the cause.

MaBaker
Aug 24th, 2009, 09:02 PM
Jelena's "doin it the hard way" USO 09 title.

1R: Edina Gollovits
2R: Alona Bondarenko
3R: Sybille Bammer
4R: Kata Bondarenko
QF: Caroline Wozniacki
SF: Dinara Safina
F: Elena Dementieva

Nothing can go wrong .... can it ?
lol, Bondarenko sisters :hug:

pica_pica
Aug 24th, 2009, 09:22 PM
Just my little Photoshop practice :lol:

http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww10/pica_pica_ajde/JJUSO2009Cheering.jpg

And since I love these two.....

http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww10/pica_pica_ajde/NovakJJUSO2009Cheering.jpg

I really hope they do well :)

-Valérie-
Aug 24th, 2009, 09:26 PM
You certainly had fun, Pica_Pica! What a prediction! :lol: i wish it will come true! It could, but well, wtih a little luck, a touch of glitter and a lot of drama!

I wish she could win it, just the shut everybody's mouth. But if she doesn't at least, i hope she'll have a better results then the other 2009 slams. But it looks good. Even with a tough draw, she has good chances.

pica_pica
Aug 24th, 2009, 09:29 PM
^^^^ Brilliant.

That first one deserves to be posted in the "Jankovic WILL win USO" GM thread.
Oh do we have such a thread there? If so I should post it there :lol:

MaBaker
Aug 24th, 2009, 09:35 PM
Great pics, especially the first one :yeah:

downunderfan
Aug 24th, 2009, 10:13 PM
Oh, I can so use the second one as a screensaver! :hearts: Thanks!

Off topic, but it's good to see Novak coming back as well.

Bruno71
Aug 25th, 2009, 03:25 AM
Nothing more frustrating than being a fan of unfulfilled potential.

As Dame Virginia Wade remarked during Wimbledon.
Jelena's fans (of which she is definitely one) can feel a little let down....
all that talent hasn't nabbed at least one biggie. *SIGH* (YET)


I'll never forget Wade calling the Bartoli/JJ Wimbledon match, talking about how much she liked JJ's game, and by the end talking solely about how Bartoli's shots were skidding off the grass.

RFS
Aug 25th, 2009, 07:43 AM
JJ has some great British commentary support actually - Ginny W LOVES her... totally, but Chris Bradnam and Jo Durie were completely bowled over by her more aggressive play in Cincy... (not to mention their usual giggle-fest over her gawd-awful outfits this year... even Jo was rendered speechless by frillopalooza)

дalex
Aug 25th, 2009, 08:21 AM
Chris & Jo love talking about the outfits. Chris always starts and then Jo joins in by making fun of Cris for constantly talking about on-court fashion. At least that's how I remember them. :hysteric:

frillopalooza :rolls:

дalex
Aug 25th, 2009, 08:43 AM
^ LOL!

They're amazing. I'm stuck with boring Serbian commentators.

RFS
Aug 25th, 2009, 08:45 AM
hahahahaha .... frillopalooza

Where do you get them from RFS ?? .... genuous.

Bradnam and Durie are a good commentary team. Chris can't resist gently teasing Jo about anything and everything in the vicinity. Jo is pretty sharp with the dry one-liner comebacks .... to guffaws of laughter all round.

Remember one outdoor US tourney last year (might be Charleston). The custom of any couples caught on the jumbotron during the sitdowns respond with a kiss and a cuddle. Cue hootin', hollerin', rounds of applause all around. On one particular occasion the camera scanned right into the open window of the ES commentary box.

CHRIS: "Well Jo ..... how about it?"

JO: "NO .... NEVER".
:haha:
Oh classic!

DiscoStick
Aug 25th, 2009, 03:47 PM
New thread :bounce:

downunderfan
Aug 26th, 2009, 02:41 AM
frillopalooza :haha:

I don't wanna scare you, but we went to the tennis shop the other day and my 10-year-old girl showed me a new junior adidas outfit that she just has to have. :help: Well, the skirt has a short bit of something like a net curtain on the front in a different colour than the rest. I was trying to picture Bartoli, Serenissima or Kleybanova in that. Not to mention how impractical that is to wash (or one little scratch or fall and it's gone).

MaBaker
Aug 26th, 2009, 05:19 PM
Few more days and she'll win them all :inlove: