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Monica_Rules
Sep 1st, 2009, 05:33 PM
So far that is. I've been flicking through the matches and its just error, error, error and not just oh that missed by milimeteres this is hitting the back fence kind of errors off mid court balls.

No wonder the WTA tour is struggling who'd pay to watch that?

I've found a couple of decent matches so far. I just hope the level of play pickes up.

Cakeisgood
Sep 1st, 2009, 05:35 PM
Dinara is soooooo bad.

Keegan
Sep 1st, 2009, 05:37 PM
Oh please, it's been abysmal for quite some time now. If all the players came into the open on top form (AO '07 Serena etc.) then we'd be seeing some very good performances.

Dodoboy.
Sep 1st, 2009, 05:38 PM
#1 :bigclap:

She'll win though ;)

Temperenka
Sep 1st, 2009, 05:40 PM
It's not just Dinara, it's pretty much every female in this draw. Embarrassing really. :o

Wayn77
Sep 1st, 2009, 05:45 PM
I've found a couple of decent matches so far. I just hope the level of play pickes up.

Who is this Rogowska woman ????

20 years ago most first and second round matches were TRULY abysmal.

Dont' worry.... by Super Saturday the level of play pickles up.

mdterp01
Sep 1st, 2009, 05:46 PM
Safina loses the first set double faulting on set point to #167!!! :o:help:

But she's #1!! :haha: :lol:

RenaSlam.
Sep 1st, 2009, 05:46 PM
Ahem. Serena's stats were relatively good. :)

DragonFlame
Sep 1st, 2009, 05:49 PM
Rogowska is putting up such an inspiring performance! :D I'm really impressed by her, seriously you need to watch this match. She's doing pretty much everything right. Serving herself out of tough situations, going for her shots, great at clean counter punching, tactics perfect(drawing safina from side to side) and she's holding it together mentally in the tiebreak coming back down to win it 7-5.

This is the future of australian tennis for sure, this girl is SERIOUSLY GOOD. And there isn't a youngster i've said that about in a long time.

Miss Atomic Bomb
Sep 1st, 2009, 05:51 PM
Serena/Vika played quite a good match yesterday. Venus's match was sloppy in the first set, but good quality in the last (and awesome drama!), Kim's match was good too :shrug:

LCS
Sep 1st, 2009, 05:51 PM
Voskoboeva hit 45 unforced errors in a 64 60 match...:help:

Goerges was also everywhere but in the court.

Dinara :o

AkademiQ
Sep 1st, 2009, 05:51 PM
Safina loses the first set double faulting on set point to #167!!! :o:help:

But she's #1!! :haha: :lol:

Who's taking that spot from her?

NeeemZ
Sep 1st, 2009, 05:52 PM
C'mon. You can't watch Rogowska and not be impressed. This girl is really giving it to the No.1 player in the world and doing a good job at it as well.

mdterp01
Sep 1st, 2009, 05:52 PM
Who's taking that spot from her?

No one, which makes it even worse! :wavey: will just add to the piling on of the ridiculousness of it. I know I know...she's earned and deserving of #1 based on the way the rankings are set up. But if people didn't find it a problem, there wouldn't be so many articles and people discussing it. Right? Yes.

propi
Sep 1st, 2009, 05:52 PM
It's been like this since the early '00's

Harju.
Sep 1st, 2009, 05:52 PM
Rogowska is putting up such an inspiring performance! :D I'm really impressed by her, seriously you need to watch this match. She's doing pretty much everything right. Serving herself out of tough situations, going for her shots, great at clean counter punching, tactics perfect(drawing safina from side to side) and she's holding it together mentally in the tiebreak coming back down to win it 7-5.

This is the future of australian tennis for sure, this girl is SERIOUSLY GOOD. And there isn't a youngster i've said that about in a long time.
you forgot to add that Dina is playing like shit in the match.

Temperenka
Sep 1st, 2009, 05:53 PM
So far, thank god for Serena and Victoria.

Langers
Sep 1st, 2009, 05:53 PM
Rogowska is where it's at people. I am so impressed. :eek:

She'll still lose but man she's got some future.

volta
Sep 1st, 2009, 05:54 PM
i'm liking Safina's match , some rallies have been good and Rogowska is putting on a good show. It has been a entertaining match so far , well at least to me :lol:

tennnisfannn
Sep 1st, 2009, 05:58 PM
safina is probably one of the most difficult players to put away. Very rarely does she lose to just anyone. she should breeze thru the next two sets till the semis.

Monica_Rules
Sep 1st, 2009, 05:58 PM
Oh i'm not talking so much about just the Safina/Rogowska match, very impressed with Rogowska, this girls got game.

If you watch the matches on the other courts, its just horrible. I'm enjoying watching Lisiku put still its mainly errors.

RenaSlam.
Sep 1st, 2009, 06:00 PM
they both have almost 30 errors.

AkademiQ
Sep 1st, 2009, 06:00 PM
No one, which makes it even worse! :wavey: will just add to the piling on of the ridiculousness of it. I know I know...she's earned and deserving of #1 based on the way the rankings are set up. But if people didn't find it a problem, there wouldn't be so many articles and people discussing it. Right? Yes.

I understand but Safina gets too much blame and unnecessary derision because she's in the number one spot like she's doing it to spite the WTA when Serena could step it up and win outside of slams instead of yukking it up in press conferences. You got players like Vera who can't hold serve against Venus to win a match, Maria coming back from injury is still mind over matter with some players but Safina gets to be the poster child for all that's wrong and that in itself is not right.

The big girls need to play to their potential because it's not a case of someone taking something that is rightfully theirs from them. They're leaving it all on the table.

DefyingGravity
Sep 1st, 2009, 06:13 PM
The best years were 2000 and 2001 when you could count on the top 8 to actually make it to the round of 16.

mdterp01
Sep 1st, 2009, 06:15 PM
I understand but Safina gets too much blame and unnecessary derision because she's in the number one spot like she's doing it to spite the WTA when Serena could step it up and win outside of slams instead of yukking it up in press conferences. You got players like Vera who can't hold serve against Venus to win a match, Maria coming back from injury is still mind over matter with some players but Safina gets to be the poster child for all that's wrong and that in itself is not right.

The big girls need to play to their potential because it's not a case of someone taking something that is rightfully theirs from them. They're leaving it all on the table.

Good points! Its not Dinara's fault. She did what she needed to do over the course of 52 weeks to get and keep the #1 ranking. But with that ranking and playing the way she does in major finals is gonna get people talking. Thats called the double edged sword of being #1 and something she's going to have to deal with until she wins a major.

fouc
Sep 1st, 2009, 06:34 PM
Dina is terrible now, that's true, but it's not that bad after all, Serena Williams, Agnieszka Radwanska, and Kim Clijsters played some fine tennis from what I've seen

ViennaCalling
Sep 1st, 2009, 06:37 PM
The best years were 2000 and 2001 when you could count on the top 8 to actually make it to the round of 16.

Oh yeah, that was so thrilling, it was really good :help: :help: :help:

Tennisstar86
Sep 1st, 2009, 06:38 PM
Im trying to figure out whose worse is worse between Serena/ venus/ Safina......well, I know whose worse is worse.... Safina looks a mess...... at least other players can try somewhat..... This is ridiculous....At least when other players look a hot mess on court their shots dont hit the fence before they bounce...

Lulu.
Sep 1st, 2009, 06:39 PM
I'm liking Rogowska.

Infiniti2001
Sep 1st, 2009, 06:39 PM
Safina hits the ball like she is blind :shrug:

mdterp01
Sep 1st, 2009, 06:41 PM
Safina hits the ball like she is blind :shrug:

:lol: :haha: :worship: :tape:

DefyingGravity
Sep 1st, 2009, 06:42 PM
Oh yeah, that was so thrilling, it was really good :help: :help: :help:

Hey, you still had upsets, but they were high quality upsets and people RAISED THEIR LEVEL to beat the top players. They didn't just show up.

Look, to beat Hingis when she was no. 1 you had to be aggressive.
Same with Davenport and Seles, so they would be moved around
To beat Clijsters and Henin when they were teens was being able to outhit them.

You had to raise your level to BEAT them, not stand there and watch the ball fly out. The only players that were really truly like that were the Williams sisters, Dokic, and sometimes Capriati, but Jennifer could also rally pretty darn well.

Donny
Sep 1st, 2009, 06:43 PM
I understand but Safina gets too much blame and unnecessary derision because she's in the number one spot like she's doing it to spite the WTA when Serena could step it up and win outside of slams instead of yukking it up in press conferences. You got players like Vera who can't hold serve against Venus to win a match, Maria coming back from injury is still mind over matter with some players but Safina gets to be the poster child for all that's wrong and that in itself is not right.

The big girls need to play to their potential because it's not a case of someone taking something that is rightfully theirs from them. They're leaving it all on the table.

As stated before, Serena could've won Miami and Dubai and still not be number one.

Max565
Sep 1st, 2009, 06:45 PM
Hasn't it always been like this? Early women's matches have always either been snoozefests or error wars (or both).

This year at the French Open, there were some really high-quality, dramatic matches in the first couple of rounds... and it just got worse.

Infiniti2001
Sep 1st, 2009, 06:48 PM
Mary Carillo seems to think Safina's coach is her problem. She says she plays for him :shrug:

http://i25.tinypic.com/30szoy9.jpg

mdterp01
Sep 1st, 2009, 06:49 PM
Rogowska just blew 2 chances to go up 4-0 two breaks. That was a HUGE hold by Safina.

AkademiQ
Sep 1st, 2009, 06:49 PM
As stated before, Serena could've won Miami and Dubai and still not be number one.

So in Serena's mind just winning the slams should make her #1? I wouldn't trade Serena's slams for anything but I'd rather her just do her thing, win slams if that's the goal she's set and not take shots in the media and from the media. She's happy being #2 because that's what she's worked to get :lol:

It would have been nice though for her to win those other tournaments just because but hey, you can't look back.

DefyingGravity
Sep 1st, 2009, 06:52 PM
Hasn't it always been like this? Early women's matches have always either been snoozefests or error wars (or both).

This year at the French Open, there were some really high-quality, dramatic matches in the first couple of rounds... and it just got worse.

Yeah, it sure got worse...it was called Wimbledon and faster courts.

Seriously, the only way women's tennis has really survived is on a slower court.

Tennisstar86
Sep 1st, 2009, 06:52 PM
Mary Carillo seems to think Safina's coach is her problem. She says she plays for him :shrug:

http://i25.tinypic.com/30szoy9.jpg

Safina is her own problem... at this point if he dropped her she would free fall and prolly fall completely apart mentally.... I doubt chnaging coaches would do anything for her... shes too dependent.... Shes like Henin, except she doesnt have the talent Henin had...

Ryan
Sep 1st, 2009, 06:53 PM
:tape: This board is full of drama queens. The quality at this tourney has not been any worse than any event this year. Is it crazy high quality tennis? Nope, but thats become few and far between for the last couple years now. Serena played really well in her match, so did Vika and Kim, and several other top players.

It's ridiculous. When the top seeds roll through the first 3 rounds people bitch that the lower-ranked players suck and there's no depth. When a top player struggles and gets taken out or pushed by a talented player, women's tennis is shit and the top players are horrible. Just shut up and watch the tennis. Or, if you want to bitch, turn off your TV and do something else.

starin
Sep 1st, 2009, 06:54 PM
first of all I prefer errors and power tennis than no errors and endless pushing that still ends w/ one person winning 61 62


And :spit: Safina has hit 15 winners and 45 errors in almost 3 sets.

Infiniti2001
Sep 1st, 2009, 06:56 PM
:tape: This board is full of drama queens. The quality at this tourney has not been any worse than any event this year. Is it crazy high quality tennis? Nope, but thats become few and far between for the last couple years now. Serena played really well in her match, so did Vika and Kim, and several other top players.

It's ridiculous. When the top seeds roll through the first 3 rounds people bitch that the lower-ranked players suck and there's no depth. When a top player struggles and gets taken out or pushed by a talented player, women's tennis is shit and the top players are horrible. Just shut up and watch the tennis. Or, if you want to bitch, turn off your TV and do something else.

I agree, however Safina's level :eek:

http://i29.tinypic.com/fuakra.jpg

mdterp01
Sep 1st, 2009, 06:58 PM
Ummm Rogowska...a break is useless if you can't CONSOLIDATE!!!!

V's a star
Sep 1st, 2009, 06:59 PM
first of all I prefer errors and power tennis than no errors and endless pushing that still ends w/ one person winning 61 62


And :spit: Safina has hit 15 winners and 45 errors in almost 3 sets.

Yes and her opponent has the same #s just absolubtly abysmal as the op said.
Im starting to feel for Dinara tho i always liked her b4 she became #1 and lost the French

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Sep 1st, 2009, 07:03 PM
This is the reason cos I like Dementieva , aside her matches vs Venus and even in her defeats she always has a good winners/ue ratio