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Matt.
Aug 26th, 2009, 06:06 PM
Agnieszka's loss against Razzano is her last of the summer, ending her string of tournaments during the U.S. Open series. From August 31 to September 13, Agnieszka and Urszula will be participating in the main draw of the Open. Please use this thread for all draws, material, and live scores throughout the tournament.

And finally... Good Luck to Isia and Ula!

gumoll
Aug 27th, 2009, 04:30 PM
Ula playing Barrois in first round

2nd vs Safina

Aga vs Mayr, then Q or Kirilenko, in third round vs Na Li

Agata.
Aug 27th, 2009, 04:30 PM
Aga's draw

Kirilenko vs. Qualifier
[12] A. Radwanska vs. Mayr :D

She will propably play against Li if both get to the 3rd round, she is in Azarenka's part of the draw


Ula's draw

[1] Safina vs. Rogowska
U. Radwanska vs. Barrois

Agata.
Aug 27th, 2009, 04:32 PM
Tomek was quicker than me :lol:

Overall, I'd call it a good draw for Agnieszka, a bit worse for Ula, but maybe she can beat Barrois and cause an upset in the 2nd round?

GL to both of them

Caipirinha Guy
Aug 27th, 2009, 04:57 PM
I don't think Na after injury will advance to R3. Most possibly Aga vs Larcher de Buritto :D

Cinek
Aug 27th, 2009, 05:26 PM
Good draw for Aga, bad draw for Ula.
I hope Aga will be in 4r or maybe QF and I hope Ula will be in 2r and will fight with Safina.

olivero
Aug 27th, 2009, 07:07 PM
Aga's draw is pretty good. Mayr in the first round is a great warm up ;)

Ula's draw isn't bad. She's not playing vs seeded player. Barrois is beatable.

gaja kesari
Aug 27th, 2009, 07:16 PM
Agnieszka's in Venus's quarter of course.

It looks like Ula will get to a show court first :)

Best of luck to both. Agnieszka, I hope your wrist recovers fully before you have to play.

justine schnyder
Aug 27th, 2009, 09:30 PM
The seeds in her section are scary.. Good luck Aga!!!!!!
Do your best Ula ;)

Matt.
Aug 28th, 2009, 02:45 AM
I've wanted to post this for quite some time but figured I'd wait until the U.S. Open was very near.. It's just a small point about the draws Agnieszka has received in majors that we might forget about.

AO 2008 - Loses to D. Hantuchova, whose form against Agnieszka carried her to 6-0 2-0 against the eventually finalist.

FO 2008 - Loses to J. Jankovic, who was within 2 games of being in the final.

W 2008 - Loses to S. Williams, eventual finalist.

USO 2008 - Loses to V. Williams, who nearly beat (had multiple set points in both sets) S. Williams, the champion.

AO 2009 - Loses to K. Bondarenko, Agnieszka's only truly bad loss in a major.

FO 2009 - Loses to S. Kuznetsova, the eventual champion.

W 2009 - Loses to V. Williams, the eventual finalist.

Aside from this years Australian Open, this has been one ridiculous ride! Agnieszka must be, over the last two years, the bearer of some of the worst major draws possible. She is usually in good form for the majors and does well in her early round matches, but has the great luck of drawing finalists and champions on a regular basis!

Aryman3
Aug 28th, 2009, 04:29 AM
Who wins against Agnieszka must be of the winner's-crop

Caipirinha Guy
Aug 29th, 2009, 10:00 AM
Not good news:

Radwanska got injured in New Haven. She retired during the match with french player Virginie Razzano. - She had the same injury a year ago. It's not about the wrist but the tendon near the finger of right hand - told Radwanska's coach on friday evening on Flushing Meadows. - She had this imflammation in Stokholm and now suddenly in New Haven. It's painful as she can't hold her racket comfortably.

Agnieszka tried to train normally on friday but she couldn't get on. - She played 30 minutes and gave up. She takes medicines and there's a minimal improvement. There are two-three day to the beginning of the tournament so we hope it will be good - told Radwański. Agnieszka didn't train on court which doesn't mean she didn't practise at all - on friday she had e.g. two trainings on the gym.

'Agnieszka won't withdraw herself but if it hurt her in the first match, she can retire - told Radwanska's coach

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I think that despite an injury she should easily beat Mayr and even Kirilenko which are not at their best form. 3th round is still beatable as Li was also injured and can not play her best shots. I don't even think Li can advance to 3rd round. Agnieszka would face de Brito then :eek:

dabossK
Aug 29th, 2009, 09:24 PM
Damnit Agnieszka i knew that playing all those tounraments in a row would do her damage. This sucks i want her to reach the quarterfinal and give Serena a good showing but damnit.

mateusz2904
Aug 29th, 2009, 10:19 PM
Not good news:

Radwanska got injured in New Haven. She retired during the match with french player Virginie Razzano. - She had the same injury a year ago. It's not about the wrist but the tendon near the finger of right hand - told Radwanska's coach on friday evening on Flushing Meadows. - She had this imflammation in Stokholm and now suddenly in New Haven. It's painful as she can't hold her racket comfortably.

Agnieszka tried to train normally on friday but she couldn't get on. - She played 30 minutes and gave up. She takes medicines and there's a minimal improvement. There are two-three day to the beginning of the tournament so we hope it will be good - told Radwański. Agnieszka didn't train on court which doesn't mean she didn't practise at all - on friday she had e.g. two trainings on the gym.

'Agnieszka won't withdraw herself but if it hurt her in the first match, she can retire - told Radwanska's coach

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I think that despite an injury she should easily beat Mayr and even Kirilenko which are not at their best form. 3th round is still beatable as Li was also injured and can not play her best shots. I don't even think Li can advance to 3rd round. Agnieszka would face de Brito then :eek:

I hope her hand will be OK on Monday... I was happy because of the draw, cause it isn't bad for Aga... She is 12., so in the QF she could meet with Safina/Serena/Venus/Dementieva. For Aga Dementieva is the best opponent, but it's only 25% chances for playing her...
But now her hand is the most important, in that situation 4th round and defending points from last year will be a big achievment for her...

Ula... she's unlucky I think... Usually her draw isn't good... but i hope she'll play longer than an hour with Safina (and I want a big suprise!). And next year she should be seeded player so there won't be any problems like that one;D

GL girls!

pattty
Aug 30th, 2009, 10:16 AM
Well, draw isn't that bad so hope Aga does well but with this injury would be tough, hope everything will be okay.
About Ula, I thinkg everybody would love to see a nice suprise from her, it's kind impossible but Dina plays exellent but other day, she can't hit the ball in so Ula give your best but first round first.

Good Luck girls!!

Caipirinha Guy
Aug 30th, 2009, 04:46 PM
How serious is your injury?

When I put an ice away after a few second the place of imflammation is boiling. It's not good. I can't keep my racket normally. The first match will give an answer. Too bad I play on Monday. An additional day would help a lot.

How do you heal your imflammation?

Acupuncture, massages, ultrasounds. I do it all at official doctors of WTA. I take also antiphlogistic medicines every six hours.

Is it possible that you will withdraw from the tournament or retire in first round?

It's not unfortunately an injury with you can play taking painkillers. Actually a free week would heal me. I hope I won't have to retire but if I won't be able to keep racket there will be no other way. For the time being I play on the training with slight pain, I weight my forehand down for 50 percent.

Under which circumstances an injury came into being?

I played a tough match in the first round of New Haven with Roberta Vinci but it was OK. Next day I was training normally, an imflammation appeared a day after on the morning warm-up with Ula. I decided I would try play with Virginie Razzano but when I lost a set I gave up as the pain was bigger. No worth risking before US Open.

Why did you play in New Haven? In Toronto you were in quarterfinal, earlier you played in three other tournament. Maybe that's why an injury appeared? You have overdone?

I had to appear in New Haven because as a seeded player I am obliged to take part in promotial events even if I withdraw e.g. sign some autographs. I felt good, it seemed I could play a few matches relaxed. I decided that unless I was tired I would play. The other fact was that the majority of players which whom I fight for Masters tournament. We are close, even advancing to quarterfinal I could gain something. Maybe I don't have chance for the best eight but I can go as reserve player.

Do you regret now?

An injury would appear surely. If not then, it would appear on US Open.

Not too many tournaments?

I don't think so. I didn't play much doubles. I don't feel it so much that I play a lot. Other girls, even if they didn't play, they were training. Injuries happen. That's it.

This kind of injury appears a second year in row at the same time. Maybe there is some explanation which factor causes it?

In the majority of tournaments before US Open I played first time. The only thing that comes to my mind is that it was very hot. Maybe I stronger than usual kept a racket because there was more sweat.

You tell about an injury of hand but I hear as well that your throat is not good as well...

I've been hoarse since two weeks. It's because cold drinks as they give an ice to everything here and because of air conditioning, but it's nothing serious. Just a funny voice.

Before Wimbledon you told that your aim was a quarterfinal. Now?

If it weren't for an injury... I would surely tell the same. I hope that hand won't hurt.

Some second rounds, two quarterfinals. Are you pleased with your latest scores?

It could be better but many defeats, eg. match with Sharapova in Toronto, were very equal matches.

In Cincinnati against Sibille Bammer it was 0:6 in one set.

Because she played as if she fell into a trance, like crazy. It happens.

You won this year against only one player from TOP10, a year ago - six times. There were ten quarterfinals but you didn't make a further step. Is it a weaker season, if yes, why?

Quarterfinal is a good score, I would give much to be in quarterfinal in every Major. I tell once again that it's different from the position of higher ranked player with this new calendar. In the past, in one week there were two-three tournaments to choose and it was easier for higher ranked players as in the first round they played against 80 or 90 ranked players. Now the first round is against TOP30. Level is very equal. That's it. I don't look at the ranking of girls I lose but you can see than in this year there's more upsets. Everyone has them. Please, look up how many times other girls lost badly, for sure not worse than me.

Will you withdraw from doubles in US Open?

I will think it over. We play a first match at the end of the week. We'll see after singles the situation of my hand.

gazeta.pl

Matt.
Aug 30th, 2009, 04:54 PM
This is not sounding optimistic. Try your best Agnieszka. :)

Cinek
Aug 30th, 2009, 04:55 PM
Ehh, I hate injury...

dabossK
Aug 30th, 2009, 11:29 PM
omg i hope she can play through her injury like Venus. What does she mean weigh her forehand down 50%??

Caipirinha Guy
Aug 31st, 2009, 08:35 AM
It means she plays her forehand for 50% now. :p

rucolo
Aug 31st, 2009, 12:25 PM
Good luck in US Open, Aga!:D;)

Hope you are completely healthy soon.:hug:

Thanks for interview, MartinUla.:)
What a bad time to be injured.:sad:


I've wanted to post this for quite some time but figured I'd wait until the U.S. Open was very near.. It's just a small point about the draws Agnieszka has received in majors that we might forget about.

AO 2008 - Loses to D. Hantuchova, whose form against Agnieszka carried her to 6-0 2-0 against the eventually finalist.

FO 2008 - Loses to J. Jankovic, who was within 2 games of being in the final.

W 2008 - Loses to S. Williams, eventual finalist.

USO 2008 - Loses to V. Williams, who nearly beat (had multiple set points in both sets) S. Williams, the champion.

AO 2009 - Loses to K. Bondarenko, Agnieszka's only truly bad loss in a major.

FO 2009 - Loses to S. Kuznetsova, the eventual champion.

W 2009 - Loses to V. Williams, the eventual finalist.

Aside from this years Australian Open, this has been one ridiculous ride! Agnieszka must be, over the last two years, the bearer of some of the worst major draws possible. She is usually in good form for the majors and does well in her early round matches, but has the great luck of drawing finalists and champions on a regular basis!
Good that you point this out, Matt.:)
Aga performed really well in Grand Slams 2008/2009.:yeah:
Only 1 bad loss to K.Bondarenko.
The other times Aga only lost to very good players.

Frozenn
Aug 31st, 2009, 02:06 PM
I hope she can do her best, i hate injury too.:mad:

Sisters will play against İpek Senoglu/Yaroslava Shvedova in doubles R1, if Aga doesn't retired.:rolleyes:

Krzysiu.
Aug 31st, 2009, 02:17 PM
no chance of livestream?

Pszczelny
Aug 31st, 2009, 02:17 PM
Obviously the draw is good for Aga and terrible for Ula. But Ula shouldn't think now about 2nd round. Aga's problems remind those from Olympics. Hopefully it won't end the same way.

Pszczelny
Aug 31st, 2009, 02:31 PM
no chance of livestream?

there should be one on HTV Live on SopCast

Pszczelny
Aug 31st, 2009, 03:07 PM
First good news from US Open 2009, Aga live on Eurosport 2 ;)

olivero
Aug 31st, 2009, 03:09 PM
Yay Aga on Eurosport2 :banana: her hand is taped...

SOA_MC
Aug 31st, 2009, 03:12 PM
Good luck Aga :)

pattty
Aug 31st, 2009, 03:15 PM
I don't have Eurosport 2 :(

olivero
Aug 31st, 2009, 03:16 PM
oh my gosh Mayr is bad :tape: 2-0

olivero
Aug 31st, 2009, 03:21 PM
there's livestream on Sopcast -> channel 71302 (Live2)
I'm not sure how to post a link for it

SOA_MC
Aug 31st, 2009, 03:22 PM
Two breaks up 4-0

Is Aga playing well or is Mayr just that crap?

Matt.
Aug 31st, 2009, 03:27 PM
Serve and volley to save a break point!

Matt.
Aug 31st, 2009, 03:29 PM
Agnieszka is coming to the net a lot (at least in the few points I've watched). This might be due to the need to shorten points.

olivero
Aug 31st, 2009, 03:31 PM
Mayr started to play tennis finally and she broke, but Agnieszka seems confident

matpaw88
Aug 31st, 2009, 03:32 PM
43mph - 69 km/h Aga's serve record

olivero
Aug 31st, 2009, 03:33 PM
all Aga's dropshots give points (now dropshot + lob) :lol:
she already played about 5 or 6 of them

pattty
Aug 31st, 2009, 03:34 PM
I got it somehow
5-1 15-0

olivero
Aug 31st, 2009, 03:35 PM
6-1 :)

SOA_MC
Aug 31st, 2009, 03:36 PM
Sweet :cool:

pattty
Aug 31st, 2009, 03:54 PM
Wow 4-0 in second set

Matt.
Aug 31st, 2009, 03:55 PM
43mph - 69 km/h Aga's serve record

Let's pretend it's a strategy, and that it's working. :D

(FH Drop shot return there, at 4-0 30-40 :lol:)

Matt.
Aug 31st, 2009, 03:56 PM
Agnieszka preferring breadsticks to bagels today, is up 6-1 4-1.

olivero
Aug 31st, 2009, 04:00 PM
she already hit 11 winning dropshots :lol:

pattty
Aug 31st, 2009, 04:01 PM
On a way to victory 5-1 for Aga

Matt.
Aug 31st, 2009, 04:01 PM
Agnieszka is now slicing forehands to the middle of the court waiting for the Mayr error. I don't think we can decide her form based on this match. :lol:

SOA_MC
Aug 31st, 2009, 04:06 PM
6-1 6-2 Good first round win :yeah:

olivero
Aug 31st, 2009, 04:06 PM
what a way to finish the match :lol: :hearts:
6-1 6-2

Matt.
Aug 31st, 2009, 04:06 PM
What a point! :haha: And that first serve looked in, anyway. ;)

pattty
Aug 31st, 2009, 04:08 PM
the last point is love! congrats Aga ;)

Pszczelny
Aug 31st, 2009, 04:09 PM
Not much to say about Aga. The difference between players was too big. The only unknown thing was the time Aga needed to win. 54 minutes is satisfying. ;)

MP :lol:

Black Dog
Aug 31st, 2009, 04:18 PM
Bah, I was really hoping that she would try a shot between her legs on MP... It would have made my day! :lol:

A very comfortable win, but as Matt. said, not the best match to draw conclusions about Aga's current form... :rolleyes:

Agata.
Aug 31st, 2009, 04:25 PM
I'm glad that Aga didn't waste too much energy during this match - nice and easy as it was supposed to be :yeah: Played good enough to win

Those dropshots :lol:

Cinek
Aug 31st, 2009, 06:45 PM
US Open 2009 R1 DAY 1 - Agnieszka Radwanska vs Patricia Mayr -> http://radwanskie.net/viewtopic.php?p=17596#17596

dawid
Aug 31st, 2009, 07:39 PM
She wore great top today :hearts:

rucolo
Aug 31st, 2009, 07:45 PM
Nice start, Aga!:yeah:

I just found out internet won`t work for me from tomorrow on for the next 2 weeks.:o:(
Perfect timing.:sad:

Go far in US Open, Aga and Ula!
Good luck!:D;)

Hope for Aga vs Vika Azarenka in Round 4!:hearts:
And the winner then in SF!

SOA_MC
Aug 31st, 2009, 10:10 PM
Tuesday OOP

Court 16
11:00am

Men's Singles - 1st Round
Karol Beck(SVK) vs. Maximo Gonzalez(ARG)

Women's Singles - 1st Round
Urszula Radwanska(POL) vs. Kristina Barrois(GER)

SOA_MC
Aug 31st, 2009, 10:11 PM
They couldn't give Ula a better court :awww:

justine schnyder
Sep 1st, 2009, 09:40 PM
Ula :weirdo:
Good chance wasted.
Aga.. :unsure: well, the score was great but I don't know if it's the levels differences or she felt well..

mateusz2904
Sep 1st, 2009, 10:30 PM
i'm disappointed, again... Ula played very good on hard courts, and I really thought she even could have won set with Safina...

Aryman3
Sep 2nd, 2009, 04:45 AM
from Sport.pl

Relacja

Urszula Radwańska przegrała z Kristiną Barrois
Jakub Ciastoń, Nowy Jork
Urszula Radwańska przegrała w I rundzie US Open 4:6, 4:6 z Niemką Kristiną Barrois. W środę z Marią Kirilenko gra jej starsza siostra Agnieszka

Debiutująca w US Open Urszula (WTA 63) zupełnie nie umiała sobie poradzić z przeciętną rywalką (WTA 67). Przyzwoity serwis, czasem kąśliwy slajsik, równo, mocno, zazwyczaj celnie - Barrois grała jak solidna rzemieślniczka, ale bez przesadnego błysku. Ula zaczęła dobrze, od przełamania na 4:2, ale potem stoczyła się ostro w dół. Przegrała seta, mecz, a wszystko to w dobrze znanych rytmach rakiety uderzanej ze złością o kort i okrzykach niezadowolenia - z siebie i wszystkiego dookoła: "Jak ty grasz!", "Dlaczego ten kort taki wolny!", "Jak można być taką kaleką!".

Patrzyło się na to smutno, tym bardziej, że Ula przegrała tak już nie pierwszy raz. Była mowa o psychologu, o dorastaniu, na razie zmian nie widać. Trener Robert Radwański, który w takich chwilach miewa nagłe przypływy szczerości, tym razem powiedział: - Tu nie chodzi o nerwy. Ula nie umie grać z rywalkami, które mieszają grę, zwalniają, przyspieszają, czyli mówiąc krótko, nie lubi grać z rywalkami, które grają niewygodny tenis. Kiedy Agnieszka zagra jej na treningu niewygodną piłkę, to się na nią wścieka. Sęk w tym, że tak gra większość dziewczyn.

Wyszło więc na to, że Ula musi po prostu ciężej pracować na treningach. - W sumie... to prawda, ale mam jeszcze czas na naukę - przyznała potem Urszula. W kolejnej rundzie czekała na nią Dinara Safina, numer jeden na świecie. Rosjanka jest bez formy, gra przerażająco źle. Ale szansę ustrzelenia Safiny dostała Barrois.

W środę w II rundzie z Marią Kirilenko zmierzy się Agnieszka, starsza siostra Urszuli. 20-letnia Polka, która w 2008 i 2007 roku dochodziła w US Open do 1/8 finału przyznała, że dopiero ten mecz będzie prawdziwym testem dla jej formy. Da także odpowiedź na pytanie, czy kontuzja dłoni się wreszcie cofa.

Radwańska grała z Kirilenko raz - dwa lata temu w Moskwie pokonała 22-letnią Rosjankę (WTA 59) w trzech setach. Zna ją jednak doskonale, bo Maria jest jej częstą partnerką deblową. W tym roku, grając razem, doszły do finałów dwóch dużych turniejów - w Dubaju i Los Angeles. - Maria to wyższa liga. Muszę już zagrać na 100 procent - stwierdziła Radwańska.

- To będzie znacznie trudniejszy mecz - mówił też trener Robert Radwański. - Kirilenko świetnie się rusza, ale nie trzyma zbyt dobrze piłki w korcie. To taki impulsywny typ. Musi mieć dobry dzień, by trafiać w kort regularnie. Agnieszce teoretycznie pasują takie rywalki, bo umie je kontrować - oceniał Radwański.

Jego zdaniem wciąż jest za wcześnie, by patrzeć w drabinkę dalej - Agnieszkę w III rundzie mógłby czekać pojedynek z Chinką Na Li (WTA 19), a w 1/8 finału z Białorusinką Victorią Azarenką (WTA 9). - Jest kontuzja, jest mecz z Kirilenko. Za wcześnie na gdybanie. Cele zawsze mamy ambitne. Myślimy ciągle o powrocie do pierwszej dziesiątki WTA, ale prawda jest taka, że w US Open Agnieszka musiałaby dojść aż do półfinału, by to osiągnąć - stwierdził ojciec tenisistki. Do końca roku zostało niewiele imprez. Największe, w których zagra Radwańska, to Tokio i Pekin.

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olivero
Sep 2nd, 2009, 04:48 PM
Kiri leads 2-0
they are on ES 2 now :)

Pszczelny
Sep 2nd, 2009, 04:50 PM
Didn't see Ula losing to Barrois :unsure:
Good luck in doubles.

Matt.
Sep 2nd, 2009, 04:59 PM
Maria up 3-2 and a break.

Matt.
Sep 2nd, 2009, 05:09 PM
Some clean tennis going on here, Maria playing with a lot of pace and Agnieszka defending.

olivero
Sep 2nd, 2009, 05:11 PM
2-5
I worried about her hand...and Maria is playing really well

Matt.
Sep 2nd, 2009, 05:11 PM
Kirilenko up 5-2 now...

Matt.
Sep 2nd, 2009, 05:16 PM
3-5...

Matt.
Sep 2nd, 2009, 05:19 PM
4-5 now, Kirilenko was 2 points away in that game. She'll now try to serve for the set once again.

Matt.
Sep 2nd, 2009, 05:25 PM
Set point for Maria.

Matt.
Sep 2nd, 2009, 05:25 PM
An ace gives Maria Kirilenko the first set, 6-4.

olivero
Sep 2nd, 2009, 05:26 PM
4-6
crap

olivero
Sep 2nd, 2009, 05:31 PM
ace on the 2nd serve :lol:
4-6 1-0

Pszczelny
Sep 2nd, 2009, 05:32 PM
Many unforced errors by Aga. But that's not the main problem. You can see she isn't even trying to hit hard. She is definitely afraid of pain. I just hope she won't retire, even if the final score doesn't depend on Aga now.

Matt.
Sep 2nd, 2009, 05:39 PM
You can see she isn't even trying to hit hard.

I actually have to disagree with this.. I think she's hitting quite hard, at least in the second set thus far!

olivero
Sep 2nd, 2009, 05:48 PM
3 BPs for Agnieszka!

olivero
Sep 2nd, 2009, 05:49 PM
phew, Aga breaks on 3rd BP 3-1

Matt.
Sep 2nd, 2009, 05:54 PM
Isia up 4-1.

olivero
Sep 2nd, 2009, 06:02 PM
omg what a rally :bowdown:

olivero
Sep 2nd, 2009, 06:08 PM
Agnieszka takes the 2nd set :) 6-2

Pszczelny
Sep 2nd, 2009, 06:08 PM
I actually have to disagree with this.. I think she's hitting quite hard, at least in the second set thus far!

My comment referred to first set. She is too ambitious to lose without fight, even if it means pain. But still doesn't look as usual. The worst may come in the evening. But whatever will be later, I hope she wins this match.

olivero
Sep 2nd, 2009, 06:14 PM
toilet break for Kiri :unsure:

gaja kesari
Sep 2nd, 2009, 06:17 PM
Are you guys watching the match? I cannot find it on Eurosport player...

Pszczelny
Sep 2nd, 2009, 06:23 PM
Are you guys watching the match? I cannot find it on Eurosport player...

watching it on Eurosport 2

Matt.
Sep 2nd, 2009, 06:25 PM
I'm watching it here: http://www.fromsport.com/video-67480.html

All of the U.S. Open's matches should be listed here: http://fromsport.com/c-4.html

gaja kesari
Sep 2nd, 2009, 06:26 PM
Thanks a million. British Eurosport 2 is not showing it :(
I'll try the other link!

Matt.
Sep 2nd, 2009, 06:35 PM
Really aggressive play brings Agnieszka back to 2-3.

olivero
Sep 2nd, 2009, 06:36 PM
2-3*
time to break!

Black Dog
Sep 2nd, 2009, 06:37 PM
Well, just curious: does Aga usually win many three setters when she loses the first set? :rolleyes:

olivero
Sep 2nd, 2009, 06:39 PM
3-3 ftw :rocker2:

Pszczelny
Sep 2nd, 2009, 06:42 PM
that FH DTL :bowdown:

Pszczelny
Sep 2nd, 2009, 06:44 PM
Well, just curious: does Aga usually win many three setters when she loses the first set? :rolleyes:

I'm not sure, but I think she won just 1 match so far in her career in GS when she lost first set.

Matt.
Sep 2nd, 2009, 06:46 PM
Not usually, but I believe she will today. Although she was trailing a lot in this match, I was never in doubt that she would lose. It's just... she doesn't lose to players such as Kirilenko in second rounds of majors. It's not like her, as bad as her form/injury may be. I'll be wholly surprised if she ends up losing this match.

Black Dog
Sep 2nd, 2009, 06:47 PM
I'm not sure, but I think she won just 1 match so far in her career in GS when she lost first set.

Well, let's hope she improves that statistic today... :yeah:

olivero
Sep 2nd, 2009, 06:51 PM
4-5 :sobbing:

Black Dog
Sep 2nd, 2009, 06:52 PM
Not usually, but I believe she will today. Although she was trailing a lot in this match, I was never in doubt that she would lose. It's just... she doesn't lose to players such as Kirilenko in second rounds of majors. It's not like her, as bad as her form/injury may be. I'll be wholly surprised if she ends up losing this match.

Well, she's on the verge of losing it... :bigcry:

AndreConrad
Sep 2nd, 2009, 06:53 PM
Agnieszka focus on tennis please, nothing else is important!

Matt.
Sep 2nd, 2009, 06:53 PM
What a return! Win this, Agnieszka!

AndreConrad
Sep 2nd, 2009, 06:58 PM
What a fight, don't give up please!

AndreConrad
Sep 2nd, 2009, 06:58 PM
focus!

olivero
Sep 2nd, 2009, 06:59 PM
she lost :sad: :bigcry:

Matt.
Sep 2nd, 2009, 06:59 PM
I'm wholly surprised.

gaja kesari
Sep 2nd, 2009, 07:00 PM
Poor Agnieszka :(
Commiserations. I did not expect this loss at all.

AndreConrad
Sep 2nd, 2009, 07:01 PM
:sad:

Black Dog
Sep 2nd, 2009, 07:02 PM
I'm wholly surprised.

Given the way she played today, it's not that surprising... She just came with her best tennis in one or two moments in the game, nothing more... Well, next year there's more Grand Slam's! :lol:

Pszczelny
Sep 2nd, 2009, 07:13 PM
Kudos to Aga for such fight. Honestly after first set I didn't believe it would be so close. :yeah:

Her injury is other story. Too bad last year didn't teach Aga and her dad how to make schedule. She is playing in last week before EVERY Grand Slam. 5 weeks in a row before this US Open was a joke. This is only GS, last year's Olympics were much heavier loss.
Generally the season is over. Aga should play now for fun, money or whatever, but with thinking about next season. Care about health, work on your weak points. Preparing for 2010 doesn't start in November or December. It should start now.

Black Dog
Sep 2nd, 2009, 07:46 PM
Maria deserves all the merit for this win, she really played at a great level (too bad that seemingly anyone puts their best performances against Aga, though), but I would just bet that, let's say, a quarter or a fifth of Maria's winners were built over Aga's 2nd serve...

Maybe this was the right time for her to lose, and maybe she needs more losses like this one... When you're as stubborn as a donkey (as she definitely seems to be :lol:), this might be the only way to make you reflect on your weaknesses and to work on your flaws... But then again, I bet tomorrow she will just say that Maria played great and that her injury didn't really let her play her best and everything will continue the same way as before... Hope not, though... :lol:

Caipirinha Guy
Sep 2nd, 2009, 09:28 PM
Sad loss :sad: but pretty expected... Still good she tried to fought until the end...

Agnieszka was taped as she still cures her injury - Maybe it mattered but it was not deciding about the result. - said Robert Radwański. - Agnieszka lost because she playes without agression, with no hazard. Even when it's 40:15 she doesn't try to finish off with one good stroke. Kirilenko tried and that's why she won. Unfortunately Agnieszka has been playing so during whole year. Similarily like after Wimbledon, he critisized also Agnieszka's body language - eyes looked at shoes, no signs of fight, determination. - You must pretend something, that you have confidence on courts - it matters too. - told Radwański. Why it is as it is? Does his daughter not listening to him? - And what, will you tell that... it's time for the change of coach? - aggresively told Radwański. - It's all the matter of character... I have lost heart... We must change something. He promised as well that on Thursday he will seriously talk to journalists about the future.

There is a lot to discuss as Agnieszka didn't agree with his father. On press conference she told that there's no way she doesn't run a risk this year. - I had a pain in my hand. That's all. The longer the match lasted the stronger the pain was. It went numb sometimes. Kirilenko played nothing special. At normal conditions I would have won - claimed. Does she bear a grudge against herself that an injury appeared during the tournament she didn't have to play? - It could appear at every moment - shrugged Radwańska. After she finishes her appearance in doubles, she comes back to Kraków. - I forgot how my bedroom looks like. It's time to rest. - finished the Pole.

justine schnyder
Sep 2nd, 2009, 09:41 PM
:(
such a shame.. If only she'd broke her at 5:4..
The thing is, has she lost because of injury or not? Kirilenko played a great match yeah, but Aga's serve was really bad, more than usual..

Black Dog
Sep 2nd, 2009, 09:42 PM
Sad loss :sad: but pretty expected... Still good she tried to fought until the end...

Agnieszka was taped as she still cures her injury - Maybe it mattered but it was not deciding about the result. - said Robert Radwański. - Agnieszka lost because she playes without agression, with no hazard. Even when it's 40:15 she doesn't try to finish off with one good stroke. Kirilenko tried and that's why she won. Unfortunately Agnieszka has been playing so during whole year. Similarily like after Wimbledon, he critisized also Agnieszka's body language - eyes looked at shoes, no signs of fight, determination. - You must pretend something, that you have confidence on courts - it matters too. - told Radwański. Why it is as it is? Does his daughter not listening to him? - And what, will you tell that... it's time for the change of coach? - aggresively told Radwański. - It's all the matter of character... I have lost heart... We must change something. He promised as well that on Thursday he will seriously talk to journalists about the future.

There is a lot to discuss as Agnieszka didn't agree with his father. On press conference she told that there's no way she doesn't run a risk this year. - I had a pain in my hand. That's all. The longer the match lasted the stronger the pain was. It went numb sometimes. Kirilenko played nothing special. At normal conditions I would have won - claimed. Does she bear a grudge against herself that an injury appeared during the tournament she didn't have to play? - It could appear at every moment - shrugged Radwańska. After she finishes her appearance in doubles, she comes back to Kraków. - I forgot how my bedroom looks like. It's time to rest. - finished the Pole.

Well, I believe I wasn't much wrong with my assessment, but I really thought she would at least give some credit to Kirilenko... It's a bit disappointing to see this kind of behaviour, specially knowing that they've been playing some doubles and they "seemed" friendly with each other...

MartinUla, If I were you I wouldn't post this on GM. The whole "injury" thing already gave "haters" a lot to talk about, so we don't really need to expose this, let's say, "unflattering" interview...

Black Dog
Sep 2nd, 2009, 10:04 PM
As for the interview itself, I don't know what to say... I honestly can't remember her body language being much different than what it is right now... She never smiled on-court, she never fist-pumped and she usually looks down at her shows or at her racquet. And yet she always fought hard... I would bet on an increasing pressure, due to the fact that she is higher-ranked than most of her opponents and probably some lack of confidence in her game (which she won't admit, though)... But he's her father and he knows her better than anyone, I guess...
And I don't know if changing coach would be benefic... I believe that, for someone like her father, who understands the sport, it doesn't really take rocket science to detect her flaws. And plus, if she doesn't listen to her own father, I doubt she'll listen to anyone else...

Aryman3
Sep 3rd, 2009, 04:59 AM
3 Belgian players still in contention and no Poles. And we are to fight againt them in Federation Cup next year

olivero
Sep 3rd, 2009, 06:39 AM
Well, I believe I wasn't much wrong with my assessment, but I really thought she would at least give some credit to Kirilenko... It's a bit disappointing to see this kind of behaviour, specially knowing that they've been playing some doubles and they "seemed" friendly with each other...

MartinUla, If I were you I wouldn't post this on GM. The whole "injury" thing already gave "haters" a lot to talk about, so we don't really need to expose this, let's say, "unflattering" interview...

Yeah I agree. I'm pretty disappointed with Aga's comment. Even if she was injured I don't think that's the reason she lost. Her tactical decissions during the match were crucial. She should've won that match but was a little too passive. But still Maria diserves a lot of credit cause she played great tennis.
I guess I agree with her father.
Aga :hug: stay strong

Agata.
Sep 3rd, 2009, 02:08 PM
No Pole in the singles draw in USO anymore :sad:

Aga :hug:

Too bad, so close to win. I think that volley at *4:4 30-15 was decisive, after that point Agnieszka seemed to lost lots of belief, that she could win.

I don't want to comment about her game as i don't know how the injury affected her game (as Agnieszka and her father have different opinion about it).

On the other hand, Maria played really well, before the match I thought that Agnieszka may lose, but mainly because I thought that she could play badly, make lots of strange UEs etc. I had never thought that Maria would play SO well. What at first moment seemed to be a good draw, appeared to be quite the opposite, now I believe that Makiri was propably one of the most difficult to beat unseeded players in the draw (though a "fully in-form" Agnieszka should still beat her :/).


As for now, I hope Agnieszka rebuilds her form in the next season (or maybe even quicker if possible), so that she'd avoid losing to lower-ranked opponents like yesterday and start beating the higher ranked ones. She is still one of the players with the most interesting and beautiful game to watch on tour while playing well :) What worries me is that she has completely different opinion about her game and the reason of her losses than her coach. I hope they both find a way to help Agnieszka's game to improve.

Matt.
Sep 3rd, 2009, 03:58 PM
Given the way she played today, it's not that surprising... She just came with her best tennis in one or two moments in the game, nothing more... Well, next year there's more Grand Slam's! :lol:

I'm not surprised that she lost the match, per se, but more that she would let an opportunity slip at 4-4 30-15 in the third set and not rebound.. That's not like her, in whatever form.

dawid
Sep 3rd, 2009, 07:50 PM
I don't understand why she was so cold for Kirilenko during handshake

justine schnyder
Sep 3rd, 2009, 09:38 PM
Cause her grunts were weird ;)

Black Dog
Sep 3rd, 2009, 09:46 PM
I don't understand why she was so cold for Kirilenko during handshake

We're all pretty much "surprised" by that attitude (and also with her statements during the interview), but you know, thinking and re-thinking about this matter, I believe we must also consider how hard can it possibly be to mantain her composure in a situation like this... It's definitely not an atempt to justify her behaviour (and it's not that she did something scandalous either :lol:), but it requires a great dose of maturity, for someone as young and ambitious as Aga, to keep her cool, knowing that she seemed extremely pissed off with herself... And of course, seeing Maria celebrate in such an effusive fashion (although a legitimate and funny one, dare I say :lol:), it's not a great help to control your emotions and to be polite...

justine schnyder
Sep 3rd, 2009, 09:49 PM
Agree with the black dog :sobbing:

Black Dog
Sep 3rd, 2009, 09:50 PM
And the seeds keep falling down...:rolleyes:

By the way, didn't Radwanski say that he would talk with journalists today?

Aryman3
Sep 3rd, 2009, 11:27 PM
Aga has big reserves in her game. She believed that will overcome Makiri playing cautiously
Only during the last game she changed this tactics and suddenly produced 3 risky returns-winners
absolurely unanswerable. Typically she's not so aggressive cause she prefers to play on low risk

Jacob#1
Sep 4th, 2009, 01:50 AM
Too bad they lost doubles today. NY is a pile 60 miles wide. NO. Otherwise I might have been there too. Anyways...

Black Dog
Sep 4th, 2009, 02:02 AM
Yup, 6-3, 6-7(3) and 1-6... I was checking the live scores and the third set seemed so fast... Not wanting to speculate, but let's hope that Aga didn't agravate her injury.

olivero
Sep 4th, 2009, 12:35 PM
Radwanski's 'conference' will be today (on Friday). But there's something worrying going on in the family. :unsure:

[after doubles loss]
"(...) More interesting things were happening on the stands rather than on court. It was too much for Papa Radwański and his nerves. At one point he said "Once again the same story, once again they will lose match which they are winning" and when sisters were walking off court he ironicaly encouraged them to go and do the shopping at Louis Vitton.

The ammount of bad emotions got to the limits at Radwanska family. Girls didn't want to attend press conference. WTA supervisor was nearly forced to be involed, but finally Aga showed up. And she announced...she will never play doubles with Ula again."

http://tenisowy.blox.pl/2009/09/Radwanskie-odpadly-z-debla-oj-dzialo-sie-dzialo.html

there are couple of pics from doubles as well

Agata.
Sep 4th, 2009, 02:03 PM
^^That doesn't sound too good :unsure:

Black Dog
Sep 4th, 2009, 02:55 PM
Radwanski's 'conference' will be today (on Friday). But there's something worrying going on in the family. :unsure:

[after doubles loss]
"(...) More interesting things were happening on the stands rather than on court. It was too much for Papa Radwański and his nerves. At one point he said "Once again the same story, once again they will lose match which they are winning" and when sisters were walking off court he ironicaly encouraged them to go and do the shopping at Louis Vitton.

The ammount of bad emotions got to the limits at Radwanska family. Girls didn't want to attend press conference. WTA supervisor was nearly forced to be involed, but finally Aga showed up. And she announced...she will never play doubles with Ula again."

http://tenisowy.blox.pl/2009/09/Radwanskie-odpadly-z-debla-oj-dzialo-sie-dzialo.html

there are couple of pics from doubles as well

Ouch. I think I'm starting to pity Mr. Radwanski a little bit, the man is obviously disgusted and desperate about all this stuff... And who wouldn't...

As for the doubles thing, it's just a "hot-head" statement... But who knows, coming from Aga everything is possible...:tape:

the spoon
Sep 7th, 2009, 05:40 AM
I went to the U.S. Open on Thursday and saw the Radwanska doubles match, so I think I can shed some light on the situation.

Basically, Urszula seemed to have a meltdown during the match. The sister won the first set, but early in the second set they fell behind 2-0 or 3-0. Ula started getting angry at Aga. I don't know what she was saying, but by her tone of voice, body language, and facial expressions it seemed like Ula was was blaming Agnieszka several times when they lost points. I'm no expert (I'm just a casual fan), but it seemed to me that Ula's criticism was unjustified. Aga was doing okay and getting angry doesn't help anyway. The sisters actually broke back to even the set, but that didn't calm Ula down. The teams traded games until the second set reached a tie breaker. The sisters had a terrible tie break. I think there was a disputed call at some point during the tie break.

During the third set, Ula was angry most of the time. The other team (a Turk and a Kazhak) had normal doubles team chemistry. They high-five and talked between points. But for most of the third set, the Radwanska sisters didn't talk to each other at all (not even a quick word between points to discuss what to do). Late in the match, during the time-outs, Aga would sit in her chair just like normal, but Ula wouldn't sit in the chair next to her. Instead, she remained standing on the court.

It was an ugly situation. It was sad because I was looking forward to seeing them and the first set went well. I don't blame Aga for saying she doesn't want to play doubles with her sister again, because from what I saw Ula was behaving very badly.

I don't think Aga reinjured herself, because I don't remember the trainer coming out. She did have a brace on her wrist durng the match though.

Black Dog
Sep 7th, 2009, 06:51 PM
I went to the U.S. Open on Thursday and saw the Radwanska doubles match, so I think I can shed some light on the situation.

Basically, Urszula seemed to have a meltdown during the match. The sister won the first set, but early in the second set they fell behind 2-0 or 3-0. Ula started getting angry at Aga. I don't know what she was saying, but by her tone of voice, body language, and facial expressions it seemed like Ula was was blaming Agnieszka several times when they lost points. I'm no expert (I'm just a casual fan), but it seemed to me that Ula's criticism was unjustified. Aga was doing okay and getting angry doesn't help anyway. The sisters actually broke back to even the set, but that didn't calm Ula down. The teams traded games until the second set reached a tie breaker. The sisters had a terrible tie break. I think there was a disputed call at some point during the tie break.

During the third set, Ula was angry most of the time. The other team (a Turk and a Kazhak) had normal doubles team chemistry. They high-five and talked between points. But for most of the third set, the Radwanska sisters didn't talk to each other at all (not even a quick word between points to discuss what to do). Late in the match, during the time-outs, Aga would sit in her chair just like normal, but Ula wouldn't sit in the chair next to her. Instead, she remained standing on the court.

It was an ugly situation. It was sad because I was looking forward to seeing them and the first set went well. I don't blame Aga for saying she doesn't want to play doubles with her sister again, because from what I saw Ula was behaving very badly.

I don't think Aga reinjured herself, because I don't remember the trainer coming out. She did have a brace on her wrist durng the match though.

This is quite interesting indeed... :lol:

Anyway, I guess Aga's attitude is, nevertheless, reprehensible, as she shouldn't have brought up those issues to the public domain. But your report definitely makes her criticism understandable...

But this is becoming extremely funny (well, at least as funny as it can be)! I'm eagerly looking forward for new chapters on this novel... :lol::help:

Krzysiu.
Sep 7th, 2009, 07:11 PM
I went to the U.S. Open on Thursday and saw the Radwanska doubles match, so I think I can shed some light on the situation.

Basically, Urszula seemed to have a meltdown during the match. The sister won the first set, but early in the second set they fell behind 2-0 or 3-0. Ula started getting angry at Aga. I don't know what she was saying, but by her tone of voice, body language, and facial expressions it seemed like Ula was was blaming Agnieszka several times when they lost points. I'm no expert (I'm just a casual fan), but it seemed to me that Ula's criticism was unjustified. Aga was doing okay and getting angry doesn't help anyway. The sisters actually broke back to even the set, but that didn't calm Ula down. The teams traded games until the second set reached a tie breaker. The sisters had a terrible tie break. I think there was a disputed call at some point during the tie break.

During the third set, Ula was angry most of the time. The other team (a Turk and a Kazhak) had normal doubles team chemistry. They high-five and talked between points. But for most of the third set, the Radwanska sisters didn't talk to each other at all (not even a quick word between points to discuss what to do). Late in the match, during the time-outs, Aga would sit in her chair just like normal, but Ula wouldn't sit in the chair next to her. Instead, she remained standing on the court.

It was an ugly situation. It was sad because I was looking forward to seeing them and the first set went well. I don't blame Aga for saying she doesn't want to play doubles with her sister again, because from what I saw Ula was behaving very badly.

I don't think Aga reinjured herself, because I don't remember the trainer coming out. She did have a brace on her wrist durng the match though.

Thanks for report. Radwy in trouble.

Matt.
Sep 7th, 2009, 08:00 PM
Thanks for the report, the spoon.

But as much as this seems to be interesting, there's been far too much drama and far too little tennis from the Radwanski family as of late.

Black Dog
Sep 8th, 2009, 02:59 AM
Thanks for the report, the spoon.

But as much as this seems to be interesting, there's been far too much drama and far too little tennis from the Radwanski family as of late.

Yes, I'm afraid I have to agree with that... We made a transition from the phase "I'm really eager to see Aga/Ula next games because they're playing so well" to the phase "I'm really eager to see Aga/Ula next interview because they're bitching so well"... Let's hope they make the transition backwards.

And in the meanwhile... :help::lol:

andre123
Sep 8th, 2009, 07:21 PM
http://i25.tinypic.com/28reh5v.jpg
:timebomb:
IBM

Krzysiu.
Sep 8th, 2009, 10:07 PM
http://i25.tinypic.com/28reh5v.jpg
:timebomb:
IBM

Paula cut her hair :eek: And when I last saw Magda she was blonde :o

N.M.
Sep 9th, 2009, 04:09 PM
Been to that doubles match, but of course my paper "lost" somewhere my splendid report, so it hasn't got published, and I'll tell you in brief some juicy situations as I was sitting next to the team.
The whole grief is Aga was upset with Ula that Ula played "singles instead of doubles and didn't want to cooperate." Of course both were upset with the mistakes of the other partner but the main anger both sister turned against, their father, who tried to help :o. Once before Ula was to serve he shouted "play your best, number one game" or smth, and Ula interrupts her serve motion just to bitch from the distance. Other time the sisters screamed at the lineswoman (I was sitting close to that line in the 1st row and they were actually right... and the ball was important as in one game that lineswoman made 3 mistakes) papa Radwanski says to Agnieszka "Don't argue with her" and Aga responded, "I don't argue, I am only saying." Once Aga shouted to the dad "Shut the f*** up" so at the end of the match dad was clapping and shouting "bravo, bravo, today we all go shopping! We'll be buying the bags of Louis Vuitton" :lol:

Krzysiu.
Sep 9th, 2009, 04:25 PM
Been to that doubles match, but of course my paper "lost" somewhere my splendid report, so it hasn't got published, and I'll tell you in brief some juicy situations as I was sitting next to the team.
The whole grief is Aga was upset with Ula that Ula played "singles instead of doubles and didn't want to cooperate." Of course both were upset with the mistakes of the other partner but the main anger both sister turned against, their father, who tried to help :o. Once before Ula was to serve he shouted "play your best, number one game" or smth, and Ula interrupts her serve motion just to bitch from the distance. Other time the sisters screamed at the lineswoman (I was sitting close to that line in the 1st row and they were actually right... and the ball was important as in one game that lineswoman made 3 mistakes) papa Radwanski says to Agnieszka "Don't argue with her" and Aga responded, "I don't argue, I am only saying." Once Aga shouted to the dad "Shut the f*** up" so at the end of the match dad was clapping and shouting "bravo, bravo, today we all go shopping! We'll be buying the bags of Louis Vuitton" :lol:

How did you know what were they saying? ;>

N.M.
Sep 9th, 2009, 11:05 PM
How did you know what were they saying? ;>
I sat with their family, in front of their father, so basically everything directed at the father I heard even better. But I also saw the mess the drunk T. Iwanski made with one photographer. I'm surprised no paper writes about it, it was a piece of funny shit :lol:
C'mon, journos have their methods :smoke:

Black Dog
Sep 9th, 2009, 11:30 PM
I sat with their family, in front of their father, so basically everything directed at the father I heard even better. But I also saw the mess the drunk T. Iwanski made with one photographer. I'm surprised no paper writes about it, it was a piece of funny shit :lol:
C'mon, journos have their methods :smoke:

Iwanski, the "ex-coach" of Nadia Petrova? I wonder what was he doing there (if it was him, of course)...

N.M.
Sep 9th, 2009, 11:36 PM
Iwanski, the "ex-coach" of Nadia Petrova? I wonder what was he doing there (if it was him, of course)...
Yeah it's him. For a year or so already he's got some job in the Team Kazakhstan, forgive me I forgot his exact duties. And Shvedova was playing in that match, so probably that's why he bothered to attend :).

Krzysiu.
Sep 10th, 2009, 05:14 PM
I sat with their family, in front of their father, so basically everything directed at the father I heard even better. But I also saw the mess the drunk T. Iwanski made with one photographer. I'm surprised no paper writes about it, it was a piece of funny shit :lol:
C'mon, journos have their methods :smoke:

Iwanski is a Director Tecnico, responsible for all the organization things in kazakh federation etc.

NM, don't we know each other?

N.M.
Sep 12th, 2009, 04:44 PM
Iwanski is a Director Tecnico, responsible for all the organization things in kazakh federation etc.

NM, don't we know each other?
;)

Will you be in Szczecin?

Krzysiu.
Sep 12th, 2009, 08:41 PM
;)

Will you be in Szczecin?

Nope, but I'm having a reporter there, your former colleague M.F. ;)

the spoon
Sep 13th, 2009, 05:10 PM
The whole grief is Aga was upset with Ula that Ula played "singles instead of doubles and didn't want to cooperate." Of course both were upset with the mistakes of the other partner but the main anger both sister turned against, their father, who tried to help :o. Once before Ula was to serve he shouted "play your best, number one game" or smth, and Ula interrupts her serve motion just to bitch from the distance.
As noted above, I was at the match and I didn't see Aga getting nearly as angry as Ula. I don't know Polish (except a phrase or two), so all I can go by is body language and tone of voice. The fighting seemed pretty one-sided. They'd lose a point and then Ula would angrily say something to Aga or yell at her. Aga would sometimes respond, but she was more restrained than Ula. Basically, Ula initiated the fighting just about every time.

There was a cheering section in the crowd on the side opposite the chair umpire on the far right side of the seating. I was told by other fans that that's where the family was. Ula might have yelled something in that general direction at one point, but I can't understand Polish.

Other time the sisters screamed at the lineswoman (I was sitting close to that line in the 1st row and they were actually right... and the ball was important as in one game that lineswoman made 3 mistakes) papa Radwanski says to Agnieszka "Don't argue with her" and Aga responded, "I don't argue, I am only saying."
I think one line call that they were upset about was in the second set tie-break, so that was pretty crucial. Then, there was a wide ball to the sisters left side that was called in. I think a male linesman made that call (but I'm not sure). The girls seemed like they may have been more upset with the chair umpire for not overruling, because it was a pretty clear mistake. The ball was out by like 4 to 8 inches out. Although I think that one wasn't at a very crucial point (except how upset it made Ula especially).

Supposedly, at one point, Ula was called for racket abuse. I say "supposedly" because for some reason the chair didn't have a working microphone, so it was hard to hear her calls. Some other fans near me told me about the racket abuse call.

The Radwanska cheering section did their "Ula! Isha!" chant several times. There were some fans of the opposing team in my section. Some were Turks supporting the Turkish player and others were Americans who knew the Kazakh player personally and were supporting her. They decided to start an opposing "Ipek! Slava!" chant. I think that might have rattled the sisters a bit because they would chant "Ipek! Slava!" in the middle of the "Ula! Isha!" chant and sometimes drown it out.

rucolo
Sep 20th, 2009, 01:49 PM
Unfortunately terrible US Open results for Aga and Ula.:sad:

Aga played way too passive.:help:
I better not mention her weak serve.

The handshake was a bit cold. But why not? I would have done the same.
Kirilenko was so annoying: Suddenly she grunts loudly and she celebrated as if she had won a Grand Slam.:o
And Aga knows losing to Kirilenko (as a Top player) is quite embarrassing.

dawid
Sep 21st, 2009, 12:48 PM
Unfortunately terrible US Open results for Aga and Ula.:sad:

Aga played way too passive.:help:
I better not mention her weak serve.

The handshake was a bit cold. But why not? I would have done the same.
Kirilenko was so annoying: Suddenly she grunts loudly and she celebrated as if she had won a Grand Slam.:o
And Aga knows losing to Kirilenko (as a Top player) is quite embarrassing.

Sice when she's playing like Top player? What's more Kirilenko played a really good match :tape:

rucolo
Sep 21st, 2009, 07:47 PM
Sice when she's playing like Top player? What's more Kirilenko played a really good match :tape:

Aga clearly IS a Top player, she`s #12 in the world. Of course doesn`t mean she always plays like #12.
BUT Top players are known for winning matches even when playing bad, especially at Grand Slams! And Aga has done this often!

Of course Kirilenko played very good, probably at her limit. Did I say the opposite, Dawid? No.:p

The thing is Aga played really bad and Kirilenko her best possible and Aga still almost managed to win.:lol: This says A LOT about Kirilenko`s potential.:o:tape:

And like I said Aga knows it was an embarrassing loss.
Every Top player would feel the same, for sure.;)