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The Daviator
Aug 21st, 2009, 11:26 PM
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The Championships, Wimbledon

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Week 12 * Grass Grand Slam * Draw Size 32

S1 Winner - Tamarine Tanasugarn
S2 Winner - Amelie Mauresmo
S3 Winner - Flavia Pennetta

Wimbledon, GBR - Welcome to Wimbledon, and the third Grand Slam of the season! World #1 Alicia Molik has stepped up and dominated the warm-up events, but can she overcome the array of other 4-acers and claim her first Wimbledon title? We'll see, good luck to all!

Draw Posted - Saturday 18:00 CET

Points Deadline - Monday 18:00 CET

The Daviator
Aug 21st, 2009, 11:28 PM
Aces To Play

Bartoli - 3
Clijsters - 0
Davenport - 4
Dokic - 3
Domachowska - 2
Dulko - 0
Hantuchova - 2
Jankovic - 0
Kirilenko - 3
Krajicek - 4
Kuznetsova - 2
Larcher de Brito - 2
Molik - 4
Myskina - 3
Pennetta - 4
Rybarikova - 4
Seles - 1
Sharapova - 3
Spears - 4
Stosur - 0
Tanasugarn - 4
Vaidisova - 1
Washington - 4
S. Williams - 3
V. Williams - 4

The Daviator
Aug 21st, 2009, 11:28 PM
Draw

Alicia Molik(1) v Bye
Tamarine Tanasugarn v Samantha Stosur
Magdalena Rybarikova v Venus Williams
Bye v Michaella Krajicek(5)

Lindsay Davenport(8) v Anastasia Myskina
Britney Spears v Michelle Larcher de Brito
Marta Domachowska v Serena Williams
Bye v Flavia Pennetta(4)

Kim Clijsters(3) v Bye
Jelena Dokic v Svetlana Kuznetsova
Jelena Jankovic v Gisela Dulko
Bye v Maria Kirilenko(6)

Daniela Hantuchova(7) v Bye
Mashona Washington v Nicole Vaidisova
Marion Bartoli v Monica Seles
Bye v Maria Sharapova(2)

The Daviator
Aug 21st, 2009, 11:28 PM
Points To Defend

1000 -

Pennetta

700 -

Sharapova

450 -

Krajicek

250 -

Molik
Larcher de Brito
Spears

140 -

V. Williams
Jankovic
Stosur
Clijsters
Dulko
Kirilenko

90 -

Domachowska
Davenport
Tanasugarn
Myskina
Hantuchova

The Daviator
Aug 21st, 2009, 11:29 PM
Player Of The Week


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Monica Seles

Monica gets the extra ace this week after her run to the semis in Eastbourne with 0 aces so she now has 1 to use at Wimbledon :yeah:

The Daviator
Aug 21st, 2009, 11:29 PM
Preview

The Favourites

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Alicia is the overwhelming favourite having lost just one match so far this grass season, I'd really love to see the rest of the field to step up and challenge her, but she really is a step ahead, Pennetta can be devastating when on and if she overcomes her tricky possible second round against match against Serena, she could go all the way, Tammy finally is an unpredictable player but she's a former champion and is not far from her best form so she's definitely among the favourites.

The Contenders

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Misa has been in a major slump this season but she has got 4 aces and her record shows she can be an elite player, she needs a new approach but she can win here, MK has been quiet so far on the grass but has done very well at the Slams this season and has a good draw to do well here, Lindsay has pigged out and turned to drugs since she finally fulfilled her goal of winning a Slam but can she get clean in time for Wimbledon and put her 4 aces to good use?

The Dark Horses

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The Dangerous Floaters

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Good luck everyone :wavey:

MH0861
Aug 23rd, 2009, 12:37 AM
No Rybarikova, No MLDB anywhere to be seen :banana:

Koon
Aug 23rd, 2009, 05:14 AM
Serena again :)

You want Flavia to retire . :)

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 23rd, 2009, 06:55 AM
Worst draw possible. :rolleyes:
Top half is packed while bottom half are mostly scrubs.:o

In The Zone
Aug 23rd, 2009, 08:23 AM
Tough draw but Britney is coming to London with her Circus in hand to squash the competition. :D

Justin SW
Aug 23rd, 2009, 04:56 PM
The Draw is a JOKE :o :o

The Daviator
Aug 24th, 2009, 12:20 AM
Serena again :)

You want Flavia to retire . :)

Change your points :shrug:

Preview posted.

MH0861
Aug 24th, 2009, 12:25 AM
Lindsay has pigged out and turned to drugs since she finally fulfilled her goal of winning a Slam but can she get clean in time for Wimbledon and put her 4 aces to good use?

:spit: :rolls:

Koon
Aug 24th, 2009, 05:06 AM
You received my points Dav :shrug: ? :p

The Daviator
Aug 24th, 2009, 10:53 PM
Bottom half results coming up.

The Daviator
Aug 24th, 2009, 10:54 PM
Round of 32

Kuznetsova def. Dokic

Vaidisova def. Washington

W/O

Jelena and Mashona will be retired if they don't send for Cincinnati.

The Daviator
Aug 24th, 2009, 10:58 PM
Round of 32

Jankovic def. Dulko

6-7(1) 7-6(7) 6-4

A fantastic match to start off the championships :worship: Jelena has had a rough few months but this will feel good :yeah: Gise :hug:


Bartoli def. Seles

6-4 6-4

Monica fails to follow up last week's good result as she falls to the newcomer, Marion has settled into the game nicely :yeah:

Broseghini
Aug 24th, 2009, 11:50 PM
Marion :worship:
Sharapova :unsure:

dawid
Aug 25th, 2009, 08:56 AM
Jelena! :bounce:

The Daviator
Aug 25th, 2009, 10:05 PM
Top half coming up.

The Daviator
Aug 25th, 2009, 10:09 PM
Round of 32

Tanasugarn def. Stosur

6-1 6-2

Emphatic start for Tammy :worship: But will her be gameplan be enough to take out Molik? It's unlikely, Sammy :hug:


Rybarikova def. V. Williams

6-3 6-7(6) 6-4

Really tough draw for Vee, Magda had slightly better ace placement and that was enough to seal the win, Venus :hug:

The Daviator
Aug 25th, 2009, 10:12 PM
Round of 32

Davenport(8) def. Myskina

6-3 1-6 7-5

Linds has finally got up off her fat ass and won something :eek: Nastya still dreaming of Amelia Island :hug:


Spears def. Larcher de Brito

6-4 6-7(2) 6-4

Britney is consistent at getting a win or two but finds it hard to string several wins together, must be the drugs :( Nice fight today :yeah: Michelle :hug:

The Daviator
Aug 25th, 2009, 10:15 PM
Round of 32

S. Williams def. Domachowska

7-6(6) 7-5

Serena wins to set up Serena v. Flavia round 3 :eek: Can she beat her for the third time in a row or has Flavia changed points, hmmm :angel: Marta :hug:

The Daviator
Aug 25th, 2009, 10:17 PM
Updated Draw

Alicia Molik(1) v Tamarine Tanasugarn
Magdalena Rybarikova v Michaella Krajicek(5)

Lindsay Davenport(8) v Britney Spears
Serena Williams v Flavia Pennetta(4)

Kim Clijsters(3) v Svetlana Kuznetsova
Jelena Jankovic v Maria Kirilenko(6)

Daniela Hantuchova(7) v Nicole Vaidisova
Marion Bartoli v Maria Sharapova(2)

DefyingGravity
Aug 25th, 2009, 10:30 PM
I love how Nicole won a round!!!! First time on grass, ain't it?

Harvs
Aug 26th, 2009, 05:01 AM
ohmygod for a second there i forgot i was alicia and thought i was sammy... and i was like 1-6 2-6 WTF?!?!?! phewwww

time for alicia to get revenge on tammy for last years wimby:):)

Harvs
Aug 26th, 2009, 05:04 AM
7/8 players left in the top half have 4 aces, and the other player has 3..

and there is not a single 4 acer in the bottom half. laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaame:(

Ben.
Aug 26th, 2009, 08:17 AM
2nd walkover in a week given to me by Dokic :spit:

The Daviator
Aug 26th, 2009, 10:42 PM
Results on the way.

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 26th, 2009, 11:04 PM
:unsure:

The Daviator
Aug 26th, 2009, 11:05 PM
Round of 16

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Molik(1) def. Tanasugarn
6-4 7-5

Alicia proves why she deserves to be #1, tweaked her game to take out Tammy and she did it in straights sets :yeah: Tammy :hug: Try and take more risks, and remember, I can't help you! :lol:

The Daviator
Aug 26th, 2009, 11:09 PM
Round of 16

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Krajicek(5) def. Rybarikova
6-3 6-3

Misa was under pressure and she delivered :worship: Excellent win over a fellow 4-acer :yeah: But Molik next :o Magda :hug:

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 26th, 2009, 11:15 PM
Oh well, at least I won one round.:o Magda :hug: Didn't feel it was my best effort. Starting to think I'm playing worse or I am burning out. :tape: I'd rather get a beatdown (doesn't involve any important CT though) than to lose closely with many CTs involved.:o :shrug:

Justin SW
Aug 26th, 2009, 11:16 PM
Lets go Misa :bounce:

The Daviator
Aug 26th, 2009, 11:20 PM
Round of 16

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Davenport(8) def. Spears
7-5 7-6(0)

Lindsay is like real-life Serena, only shows up at the majors :tape: Great win though :yeah: Britney :sad:

The Daviator
Aug 26th, 2009, 11:23 PM
Oh well, at least I won one round.:o Magda :hug: Didn't feel it was my best effort. Starting to think I'm playing worse or I am burning out. :tape: I'd rather get a beatdown (doesn't involve any important CT though) than to lose closely with many CTs involved.:o :shrug:

This was definitely your best win all season as Ryba has been doing well lately :p Also, if you have a number of aces, then Alicia never beats you down ;)

The Daviator
Aug 26th, 2009, 11:25 PM
Round of 16

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Pennetta(4) def. S. Williams
6-2 6-3 :eek:

Flavia finally overcomes Serena! And in style too :worship: Serena should have changed points as it was clear Flavia would :p

The Daviator
Aug 26th, 2009, 11:28 PM
Round of 16

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Clijsters(3) def. Kuznetsova
7-6(5) 4-6 6-4

4th QF in a row for Kim on grass :yeah: But can she finally go one round further? Brave effort Sveta, just ran out of steam in the end :hug:

Justin SW
Aug 26th, 2009, 11:28 PM
I suck at this game. Whats the point of taking time to change points :D

The Daviator
Aug 26th, 2009, 11:31 PM
I suck at this game. Whats the point of taking time to change points :D

Fair point :D

The Daviator
Aug 26th, 2009, 11:33 PM
Round of 16

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Kirilenko(6) def. Jankovic
4-6 6-3 6-2

GrandSlamKiri :hearts: But don't go scaring your fans like that MK :p JJ :hug: Some positive signs in your latest points :yeah:

The Daviator
Aug 26th, 2009, 11:36 PM
Round of 16

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Vaidisova def. Hantuchova(7)
6-1 6-7(5) 7-5

At 6-1 5-0 this did not look promising for Hantuchova, but she made a battle out of it only to narrowly lose :hug: Good luck on the HCs Dani :yeah: Nicole :yeah:

The Daviator
Aug 26th, 2009, 11:41 PM
Round of 16

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Bartoli def. Sharapova(2)
6-4 5-7 6-4 :eek:

Last season's finalist goes crashing out :eek: Masha has been disappointing this season, but I'm sure she'll come to life on the hardcourts ;) Newbie Marion scores her first big win :worship:

The Daviator
Aug 26th, 2009, 11:44 PM
Updated Draw

Alicia Molik(1) v Michaella Krajicek(5)

Lindsay Davenport(8) v Flavia Pennetta(4)

Kim Clijsters(3) v Maria Kirilenko(6)

Nicole Vaidisova v Marion Bartoli

DefyingGravity
Aug 26th, 2009, 11:48 PM
WHAT!!!!!???

Nicole :worship: God damn, I didn't even expect to get THIS far at all. Especially since Nicole's played so well in only normal events and is currently 2-2 in Slams!

Broseghini
Aug 26th, 2009, 11:49 PM
Marion :hearts: :eek:

MH0861
Aug 27th, 2009, 12:38 AM
MK :rolls:

QF or better at all slams so far this year, keep it going :hearts:

Daniela-Is-Mine
Aug 27th, 2009, 02:04 AM
Poop

Koon
Aug 27th, 2009, 05:30 AM
Flavia :woohoo: but will have to defend a lot here :sad:

Harvs
Aug 27th, 2009, 08:23 AM
Round of 16

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Molik(1) def. Tanasugarn
6-4 7-5

Alicia proves why she deserves to be #1, tweaked her game to take out Tammy and she did it in straights sets :yeah: Tammy :hug: Try and take more risks, and remember, I can't help you! :lol:

yesssssssssss:)
glad it paid off... hopefully they work alright for misa too:D

dawid
Aug 27th, 2009, 10:50 AM
at least Jankovic won a set against someone who has 3 aces:ras:

Hashim.
Aug 27th, 2009, 05:32 PM
wow Kim:)

The Daviator
Aug 27th, 2009, 10:56 PM
Results on the way.

The Daviator
Aug 27th, 2009, 10:59 PM
Quarter-Finals

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Krajicek(5) def. Molik(1)
6-2 7-6(6) :speakles:

What an upset! :eek: Misa who has sucked all grass season takes out the hottest player in straights :speakles: Awesome match Misa! I'm so surprised at this :rolls: Lish :hug:

The Daviator
Aug 27th, 2009, 11:01 PM
Quarter-Finals

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Pennetta(4) def. Davenport(8)
6-4 6-3

Now that Serena's out of the way, it could be plain sailing for Flavia, back to rehab for Linds :hug:

The Daviator
Aug 27th, 2009, 11:05 PM
Quarter-Finals

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Kirilenko(6) def. Clijsters(3)
6-4 6-4

MK! :hearts: Third GS semi of the season and first at Wimby :worship: Kim's done well with 0 aces :hug:

The Daviator
Aug 27th, 2009, 11:10 PM
Quarter-Finals

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Vaidisova def. Bartoli
7-6(6) 7-6(6)

Nicole has been the surprise package of the tournament and makes the SFs with just 1 ace :yeah: Marion :hug:

The Daviator
Aug 27th, 2009, 11:12 PM
Updated Draw

Michaella Krajicek(5) v Flavia Pennetta(4)

Maria Kirilenko(6) v Nicole Vaidisova

DefyingGravity
Aug 27th, 2009, 11:15 PM
WHAT!!!!!?????????? VAIDISOVA GOT THIS FAR!!!!!!???????? Oh, I need to write an article about this! This is huge news!

Broseghini
Aug 27th, 2009, 11:33 PM
TB's :sad:

MH0861
Aug 27th, 2009, 11:36 PM
How epic would an MK vs. Krapjack final be :rolls:

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 28th, 2009, 04:20 AM
:spit: :bolt:
Lish :hug:
Misa :haha: :weirdo:
Misa will lose to Flavia like 6-4, 6-4 again though.:tape:
Anyway, at least my decent Wimbledon record still is in tact.:eek:

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 28th, 2009, 04:23 AM
Misa's Wimbledon record SF-F-SF-SF.:worship: I could be the first player to reach 4 consecutive semifinals in a slam, no?:scratch: :worship:
and my H2H against Alicia is 4-2 now.:eek: All my 4 wins are on grass (without dropping a set).:haha: :p

Koon
Aug 28th, 2009, 07:19 AM
Flavia won :woohoo: :bounce: :drive:

Her win over Linds is a huge and important win for her :sad: :sobbing:.Unless she won, her ranking will drop like :help:

Next is Misa :help: :ras: I have a bad feeling anyway :(

Go Nicole :bounce: saves the ATC :p

Harvs
Aug 28th, 2009, 08:15 AM
Quarter-Finals

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Krajicek(5) def. Molik(1)
6-2 7-6(6) :speakles:

What an upset! :eek: Misa who has sucked all grass season takes out the hottest player in straights :speakles: Awesome match Misa! I'm so surprised at this :rolls: Lish :hug:

omfg. alicia is killing herself tonight... will she ever win bloody wimbledon.

MH0861
Aug 28th, 2009, 09:02 PM
Go Maria :rocker2: :hearts: Wimby is the only tournament to match her glam :inlove:

DefyingGravity
Aug 29th, 2009, 12:31 AM
Results please?

MH0861
Aug 29th, 2009, 12:33 AM
Nicole, Dav is just delaying them as a courtesy to you and Flavia so you can enjoy the rest of your limited time left in the tournament :hug: :awww:

Preparations for the MK victory parade are already set! :hearts: The Queen is set to re-name the land the "United Kirilenko Kingdom" :D

DefyingGravity
Aug 29th, 2009, 12:40 AM
....be that as it may, I still would like to watch my double bageling :haha:

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 29th, 2009, 02:01 AM
:(

Koon
Aug 29th, 2009, 02:30 AM
Nicole, Dav is just delaying them as a courtesy to you and Flavia so you can enjoy the rest of your limited time left in the tournament :hug: :awww:

Preparations for the MK victory parade are already set! :hearts: The Queen is set to re-name the land the "United Kirilenko Kingdom" :D

:rolleyes: b*tch :rolleyes:

I'd not surprise if Maria actually win the tournament :shrug: She has a cakewalk draw to the Final :shrug:

Anyway,you 'll never win Wimby :shrug: :wavey: and if you are lucky enough to win then ATC :help:

MH0861
Aug 29th, 2009, 02:45 AM
:rolleyes: b*tch :rolleyes:

I'd not surprise if Maria actually win the tournament :shrug: She has a cakewalk draw to the Final :shrug:

Anyway,you 'll never win Wimby :shrug: :wavey: and if you are lucky enough to win then ATC :help:

Does the RG loss to me still hurt? :awww: Remember, when you had more aces than me and all? :haha:

You're right, it would be a cakewalk if I played you, at least Misa is talented and would put up a fight against me :shrug:

The Daviator
Aug 29th, 2009, 10:16 PM
SFs coming up.

The Daviator
Aug 29th, 2009, 10:18 PM
Semi-Finals

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Krajicek(5) def. Pennetta(4)
7-6(6) 4-6 7-6(2)

Congrats Misa :worship: 3rd win in a row over a 4-acer and back in the Wimbledon final :yeah: Flavia :hug:

The Daviator
Aug 29th, 2009, 10:21 PM
Semi-Finals

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Vaidisova def. Kirilenko(6)
6-1 7-5

:help: MK decided to play when trailing 1-6 2-5 but alas it wasn't enough, Nicole has just 1 ace but her aggressive style has put her through to the final :yeah: MK :sad: :hug:

MH0861
Aug 29th, 2009, 10:22 PM
Oh crap :bigcry: :spit: Better to get the heartbreak now than in the final! :haha:

At least Flavia lost too :devil:

DefyingGravity
Aug 29th, 2009, 11:30 PM
....OMGGGGGGG OH MY GOD!!!! MY FIRST GS FINAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Is that today as well?

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 29th, 2009, 11:34 PM
:speakles: I beat Flavia?! :o :bolt:
Oh my. Didn't expect another GS final after slumping so hard.:tape: :spit:

I guess Misa will turn :weirdo: again and choke in final against Nicole.:haha: Never once I do well at big stages.:tape:
May the best player wins, Nicole.:)

Oh, great match Flavia.:worship:
MK :( :o :hug:

DefyingGravity
Aug 29th, 2009, 11:37 PM
Thanks Misa! You too!

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 29th, 2009, 11:43 PM
Just realized you have only ONE ace.:bolt: :unsure: :scared:

Should I ask you, Nicole: Player Of The Week or Wimbledon title?:angel: :p

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 29th, 2009, 11:45 PM
BTW, do I have to wait another day to know finals results?:o Please don't do this to me.:o I'd rather know results now since I have prepared a possible biggest upset in ATC history.:o

DefyingGravity
Aug 29th, 2009, 11:57 PM
I'd desperately want a Grand Slam, but if I was a finalist, I wouldn't mind at all. And I'm with you on this one, I've already prepared my loser's speech.

Hashim.
Aug 30th, 2009, 12:15 AM
oh misa finally about to get a GS:yeah:
congrats!!

Nicole:hug: great week;)

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 30th, 2009, 12:25 AM
What a jinx, Kim.:haha: Thanks.:rolleyes:

MH0861
Aug 30th, 2009, 12:29 AM
If Misa were a Mariah Carey song she'd definitely be "Bye Bye"

i.e. a bit whiny and screetchy and a bit of a flop but a sentimental favorite at heart :hearts:

Koon
Aug 30th, 2009, 12:31 AM
Oh.Congrats Misa and Nicole for reaching to the final :woohoo:

Flavia :sad: :hug: :sobbing:

At least Flavia loss to an 4-acer fellow and won 10 games than someone who lost to an 1-acer :shrug:

MH0861
Aug 30th, 2009, 12:32 AM
Oh.Congrats Misa and Nicole for reaching to the final :woohoo:

Flavia :sad: :hug: :sobbing:

At least Flavia loss to an 4-acer fellow and won 10 games than someone who lost to an 1-acer :shrug:

At least Maria Kirilenko went to school past age 5 and can count and knows you won 18 games :shrug:

Oh, and take your rightful place behind me in the rankings bitch with your loss :D

Koon
Aug 30th, 2009, 12:40 AM
At least Maria Kirilenko went to school past age 5 and can count and knows you won 18 games :shrug:

Oh, and take your rightful place behind me in the rankings bitch with your loss :D

Oh :scratch:

Flavia drops out of top 5 with this loss :sad: but she will soon back to the place she belongs ;)

Also,Maria reach to top 5 :rolleyes: Will Maria have to defend lots of points in next tournaments ? :scared: :scared:

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 30th, 2009, 12:47 AM
If Misa were a Mariah Carey song she'd definitely be "Bye Bye"

i.e. a bit whiny and screetchy and a bit of a flop but a sentimental favorite at heart :hearts:

To MK:
This is for myself who just lost somebody.
My sister? My best friend? My maid? Or my enemy?
Put my hands up high, and sadly need to say "Bye".:hearts:

The Daviator
Aug 30th, 2009, 10:17 PM
Final on the way!

The Daviator
Aug 30th, 2009, 10:20 PM
Final

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The Daviator
Aug 30th, 2009, 10:23 PM
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The Daviator
Aug 30th, 2009, 10:27 PM
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4-6 7-6(6) 7-6(6) :eek:

Well done Misa! :clap2: Finally won a GS :worship: In typical Misa fashion after sucking so bad all season :rolls: Congrats :yeah: Nicole :eek: So close to winning a GS with 1 ace! Good luck on the HCs :yeah:

DefyingGravity
Aug 30th, 2009, 10:45 PM
GOSH DARN IT!!!!!!! I'm NEVER GOING TO GET A GRAND SLAM TITLE IN ANY GAME.


K, I feel better.............good job Misa, and congrats on your fist Grand Slam.

DefyingGravity
Aug 30th, 2009, 10:47 PM
2 match points.....choked away.

Just call me Nicole Chokersova.

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 30th, 2009, 11:46 PM
I just knew it's gonna be EXTREMELY aggresive play early on from Nicole after seeing MK lost to her so badly with even 4 acesconvincingly.:unsure:

Anyway,:eek: My first grand slam.:sobbing: :crying2: Almost lose in yet another thriller final.:o :hysteric: So happy :woohoo: :banana: :bounce:

Great match Nicole with one ace.:worship: Very bright future and I know a slam's gonna come soon for you.;)

Thanks Dav for everything.:bowdown::yeah:

Also thanks to those haters out there.:devil: :hatoff:

Just remember I won YEC and a slam now.:hearts: :worship: Both my wins I beat very good players (top 8 or with 4 aces)..:hearts: :worship:

BTW, I also won 5 TBs in a row in my last 3 matches (8 sets in total).:worship:

MH0861
Aug 31st, 2009, 12:32 AM
Way to go Misa :D

MH0861
Aug 31st, 2009, 12:40 AM
Btw Misa, I only have 3 aces not 4 on grass ;)

DefyingGravity
Aug 31st, 2009, 01:52 AM
I just knew it's gonna be EXTREMELY aggresive play early on from Nicole after seeing MK lost to her so badly with even 4 acesconvincingly.:unsure:

Anyway,:eek: My first grand slam.:sobbing: :crying2: Almost lose in yet another thriller final.:o :hysteric: So happy :woohoo: :banana: :bounce:

Great match Nicole with one ace.:worship: Very bright future and I know a slam's gonna come soon for you.;)

Thanks Dav for everything.:bowdown::yeah:

Well, thanks. I guess this would make me Player of the Week and I'd much rather be a Grand Slam Champion I will gladly be a bridesmaid. I don't think Nicole qualifies as a top 8 player or a 4 acer though!

Harvs
Aug 31st, 2009, 03:46 AM
well done misa.

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 31st, 2009, 07:56 AM
Krajicek - Fourth Time Lucky In Wimbledon

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Just when everyone is starting to count her out from the favourite or even the contender lists for Wimbledon title, Michaella Krajicek of the Netherlands shows that she has still got it when she finally joins the list of elite players by winning her first grand slam title at SW19 after been in the tour for 4 seasons, beating surprising finalist Nicole Vaidisova of Czech Republic 4-6, 7-6(6), 7-6(6) in the longest Wimbledon final ever at 3 hours and 37 minutes (topping the previous record from Season 2 by 24 minutes).

The No. 5 ranked Dutchwoman arrived at London, hoping to do well again after an almost disastrous season yet. Krajicek had surprised herself and the whole tennis world, claiming the YEC title, beating all her opponents at the end of last season. However, things didn't go well despite that success. She started her season with a 6 match losing streak (which eventually ended at Strasbourg) and so far only reached one final at Strasbourg and a semifinal at Birmingham most recently.

The former Wimbledon finalist had been given the toughest draw on any slams so far. She was placed in the same quarter as No. 1 and heavy favourite Alicia Molik, along with grass court specialists Magdalena Rybarikova, former champion Tamarine Tanasugarn and Venus Williams. Not to mention that Australian Open winner Lindsay Davenport, reigning Wimbledon champion Flavia Pennetta and the ever wasted tennis star Britney Spears are in the following quarter of the same half. With the extremely difficult draw, even Krajicek herself doubted whether she would ever have the chance to cross the finishing line in a slam for the first time.

After a first round bye, she was set to meet Rybarikova who has beaten her twice in a row at Down Under earlier in the season as a newcomer. The Slovakian, considered as a dark horse in Wimbledon, defeated the elder Williams sister to play Krajicek for the third time this season. Despite being 0-2 against Rybarikova, that didn't seem to affect her as the fifth seed cruise to a 6-3, 6-3 win to start off her Wimbledon campaign in just over an hour.

In the quarterfinals, she faced the hottest favourite - former Australian Open champion Molik for the sixth time. The quarterfinal match-up is most anticipated match-up on Centre Court. Molik had defeated former Wimbledon winner Tanasugarn in a routine straight sets win in the previous rounds, and also dominated the whole grass court season, reaching final at Birmingham and remained unbeaten in the s'-Hertogenbosch and Eastbourne. After a an hour and 53 minutes of battle, Krajicek eventually came out on top, winning her opponent in straight sets 6-2, 7-6(6). This win not only extends her lead in the H2H to 4-2, but also extends her perfect record (not even losing a set) against Molik on grass(4-0; 8-0).

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With the emphatic victory, Krajicek advanced into her fourth straight Wimbledon semifinals (only bested by Molik's four consecutive finals in Melbourne). This time her opponent was none-other-than reigning Wimbledon champion and Birmingham winner Flavia Pennetta. The 4th seeded Italian came into the tour by storm, claiming the title in her debut slam event, as well as Olympic champion not long after. Despite not as impressive as last season, she is still the favourite after Molik and will try to become the second player yet to defend a major title since Kim Clijsters at Paris. After an almost 3 hour long match, the Dutchwoman prevailed in 7-6(6), 4-6, 7-6(2) as she saved 3 set points in the first set and also a match point in the third set against the defending champion, avenging her loss in Birmingham semifinal a few weeks before. She is now 2-1 against the Italian.

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After two seasons, she is back into Wimbledon final, a stage in which serves a lot of memories for the 20 year old. Krajicek had been defeated by the-now-retired Frenchwoman Amelie Mauresmo in a 3 set thriller two seasons ago. Luckily for Krajicek, her opponent in the final was not Mauresmo again but a young and promising talent, Vaidisova. Vaidisova surprised everyone, becoming the winner from the bottom half after a couple of amazing wins over Marion Bartoli of France and also crowd favourite Maria Kirilenko. Despite grass not being a favourite for Vaidisova, her big serve and strong baseline game certainly is a perfect combination on the surface.

Krajicek started slow as she immediately trailed 0-5 in the first set. Despite a good fight, Vaidisova is too a little too strong at the end, winning the set 6-4. The second set was more competitive as both players held serves and trying to break each other's service game with some amazing baseline rallies at times. Krajicek broke her opponent first and was serving for the set but she failed to do so and soon later, Vaidisova broke back and was 2 points away from the championship. However, the reiging YEC winner didn't want her dream to be broken so soon again and pushed the set to a tiebreak. Both managed to hold serve and once again Krajicek found herself serving to stay in the match when she was serving at 5-6. With a dropshot winner to save the second championship point, she eventually held and got the only mini-break in the tiebreak, which also led her to claim the set 7-6(6). In the decisive set, Krajicek once again dug a huge hole for herself as she was trailing 4 games in a row. However, she showed her grit by staging another comeback to win 5 games in a row. Another tiebreak was needed to eventually determine the winner and it was Krajicek who had her luck at the end, winning the championship with a blazing crosscourt forehand winner.

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"This is such an unbelievable moment. I'm just so thrilled to finally win my first slam title which I have been dreaming of since I joined the tour. Words cannot describe much how this huge win means to me. All I can say after four seasons of dedication, determination and hard work, my effort paid off. This will be be my best tournament win for sure. I'm just in awe even myself how I could even get past this tough draw, especially winning against heavy favourites for the title like Alicia and Flavia in a row. It's certainly not bad to say deserve this win more than anybody else. The loss two years ago motivated me to give myself another shot while my abysmal performances since then also demotivate me. I have thought to myself whether I should continue or not after all the bad or early losses and even more the lack of drive to play tennis. I was barely a top 20 player since last season in spite of a couple of good wins. Anyway, at the end, I was proved that my decision to stay is right. Thanks to all who supported me and those who didn't as well. I certainly have enjoyed my week and hopefully I can add another slam under my belt although that might seem impossible. Who knows what will happen."

Krajicek is now back to No. 4 in the rankings. She has not been lower than No. 6 in the rankings since Wimbledon back in Season 1. Besides, she now leaps 12 places from No. 16 to No. 4 in the singles race with the Wimbledon title-run and is now 13-3 in SW19 and is 33-13 on grass overall.
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ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 31st, 2009, 07:59 AM
Way to go Misa :D

...;16377611']well done misa.

Thanks :hug:

Well, thanks. I guess this would make me Player of the Week and I'd much rather be a Grand Slam Champion I will gladly be a bridesmaid. I don't think Nicole qualifies as a top 8 player or a 4 acer though!
You are, I consider, at least in this season since you're No. 7 in the race. ;)

Koon
Aug 31st, 2009, 08:21 AM
Misa :woohoo: :yeah: Congrats :bounce: you deserves it :D :)

Nicole :hug: :sad: Great tournament :)

Can I have an exhibition match with Nicole :shrug: since grass season is over ? :shrug:

Hashim.
Aug 31st, 2009, 08:47 AM
welldone Misa:p

Nicole:hug:

The Daviator
Aug 31st, 2009, 03:53 PM
Thanks for the article Misa :worship:

Kevin.
Sep 5th, 2009, 05:45 AM
I want a exhibition against Krajicek :)

Koon
Sep 5th, 2009, 08:53 AM
Dav ignored my request too :yawn:

The Daviator
Sep 5th, 2009, 11:21 PM
Move on people :lol:

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 6th, 2009, 04:06 AM
Dav ignored my request too :yawn:

Semi-Finals

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Krajicek(5) def. Pennetta(4)
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Congrats Misa :worship: 3rd win in a row over a 4-acer and back in the Wimbledon final :yeah: Flavia :hug:



I want a exhibition against Krajicek :)

Round of 16

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Tanasugarn def. Krajicek(6)
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Misa :help: Try and do something different with your points for Wimbledon! Tammy's good form continues :yeah:

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Don't get why the former Wimbledon champions are so desperate to have a match-up with me?:confused:
Maybe it's a sign Misa's popular.:hearts:

Koon
Sep 6th, 2009, 05:20 AM
I requested my match with Nicole :shrug: I just want to know would I won the tournament if I beated you? :scared: