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Julian.
Sep 9th, 2009, 08:43 PM
2009 US Open
1R: Yanina Wickmayer def. [16] Virginie Razzano 6-4, 6-3
2R: Yanina Wickmayer def. Shuai Peng 2-6, 6-1, 6-4
3R: Yanina Wickmayer def. Sara Errani 6-3, 6-4
4R: Yanina Wickmayer def. Petra Kvitova 4-6, 6-4, 7-5
QF: Yanina Wickmayer def. Kateryna Bondarenko 7-5, 6-4
SF: Melanie Oudin or Caroline Wozniacki [9]

:drool:

égalité
Sep 9th, 2009, 08:56 PM
Tier IV :woohoo:

Pengwin
Sep 9th, 2009, 08:58 PM
Peng came closest :sobbing:

harloo
Sep 9th, 2009, 08:58 PM
:lol: Women's tennis is dead. This is just sad. Anybody who thinks this path to the semis is worthy of praise is seriously delusional.

Russianboy
Sep 9th, 2009, 08:58 PM
omg katya at least defeated ivanovic.
oudin defeated sharapova, dementieva and petrova
wozniacki defeated kuznetsova.

wickmayer... ummmmm.... no one :lol:

roelc
Sep 9th, 2009, 08:59 PM
R1 WTA-18
R2 WTA-44
R3 WTA-42
R4 WTA-72
QF WTA-52

SF WTA-70 / WTA-8
F WTA-UNR / WTA-2

it's not nina's fault, but possibly the only top-40 player she meets is razzano ... :help:
(this says more about women's tennis today than about yanina)

Julian.
Sep 9th, 2009, 08:59 PM
Peng came closest :sobbing:
No. Petra did. :p

FORZA SARITA
Sep 9th, 2009, 09:00 PM
omg :tape:

arn
Sep 9th, 2009, 09:03 PM
Que sera, sera ;)

tea
Sep 9th, 2009, 09:05 PM
Fuck off, haters. It is not Nina's fault that the tour is so weak.;)

John.
Sep 9th, 2009, 09:06 PM
Well someone had to come through it :shrug:

miffedmax
Sep 9th, 2009, 09:07 PM
It's not like I have been puking over the draw since it came out anyway. Stupid draw. Stupid bangless Elena.

Marcelo.
Sep 9th, 2009, 09:07 PM
:tears::hysteric:

Julian.
Sep 9th, 2009, 09:08 PM
Fuck off, haters. It is not Nina's fault that the tour is so weak.;)

Nobody blames her anyway :shrug:

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Sep 9th, 2009, 09:10 PM
Good draw for U$ 350 000

-jenks-
Sep 9th, 2009, 09:11 PM
She could have easily lost first round to Razzano! Great job for her in winning that match and taking advantage of the draw. She could have easily folded under the pressure of such a great chance, but she didn't and now she's in the semifinals! :D

Marionated
Sep 9th, 2009, 09:11 PM
Oh Virginie :fiery:

hellas719
Sep 9th, 2009, 09:12 PM
Nina deserves a good draw;)
She always gets bad ones so it was about time!!!

Mynarco
Sep 9th, 2009, 09:13 PM
well deserved. Razzano, Peng are not easy opponents.

fufuqifuqishahah
Sep 9th, 2009, 09:23 PM
The tour is deeper now. Before, a lackadaisical performance from a top player would have been sufficient to beat a non seeded player 90% of the time. Now it only works 30% of the time.

Ballbasher
Sep 9th, 2009, 09:26 PM
Her win over Razzano was the first Top20 win of her career! :D

brodle1
Sep 9th, 2009, 09:31 PM
Congrats to her regardless of the draw - what a great feeling she must be having today. I'm sure the Belgian papers are going nuts!

kaghat
Sep 9th, 2009, 09:33 PM
I find this thread really horrible! I remind the players she beats, they beat other big players, and I am sure if she would played againt Safina, she would have won. The ass whole who open this thread is just a jealous and a frustrated person! :tape:

TheFifthAvocado
Sep 9th, 2009, 09:35 PM
Nina deserves a good draw;)
She always gets bad ones so it was about time!!!

Well that's what happens when you're always unseeded. :rolls:

Gonna be another Cibulkova. Reach the semifinals then lose to scrubs the rest of the year. She'll probably play enough grass challengers to defend the points though :lol:

Jose-Luis
Sep 9th, 2009, 09:45 PM
Just pathetic :help:
I hate her already :tape:

jbeacinu
Sep 9th, 2009, 09:47 PM
She has only played one seed...

Slutiana
Sep 9th, 2009, 09:48 PM
:bigcry: one top 40 player.

Petkorazzi
Sep 9th, 2009, 09:49 PM
Well that's what happens when you're always unseeded. :rolls:

Gonna be another Cibulkova. Reach the semifinals then lose to scrubs the rest of the year. She'll probably play enough grass challengers to defend the points though :lol:
Too bad there is only 1 grass challenger. :crying2: :weirdo:

Edinboro
Sep 9th, 2009, 09:52 PM
:lol: Women's tennis is dead. This is just sad. Anybody who thinks this path to the semis is worthy of praise is seriously delusional.


So what? Dementieva made the Australian Open semis defeating only 1 top 20 player and made the Wimbledon semis defeating 0 top 20 players.

2moretogo
Sep 9th, 2009, 09:53 PM
I've been waiting all day for this thread...

Everyone else did the "heavy" pushing for her, but she was able to "capitalize" on them.

gentenaire
Sep 9th, 2009, 09:54 PM
So, what was Yanina supposed to do then?

LCS
Sep 9th, 2009, 09:56 PM
:tape:

WTA please retire :lol:

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Sep 9th, 2009, 10:01 PM
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Petkorazzi
Sep 9th, 2009, 10:01 PM
And why is Yanina to laugh about this? Kvitova took out the #1 so beating her is a better achievement than beating the #1 herself logically. And who said she is losing tomorrow? If she plays & beats Oudin, her average opponent ranking will drop even more and people will still be talking about a cake draw she had drawing a WC in the semifinals anyway, but it will be a great win for her for sure.

Dawson.
Sep 9th, 2009, 10:08 PM
She's so awesome :inlove:

She actually takes advantage of this opportunity... the world number 1 on the other hand :ras:

LoLex
Sep 9th, 2009, 10:17 PM
It's okay. She won five matches in a row. She deserves it.

KournikovaFan91
Sep 9th, 2009, 10:23 PM
This could have been Razzano :sad:

Julian.
Sep 9th, 2009, 10:25 PM
I find this thread really horrible! I remind the players she beats, they beat other big players, and I am sure if she would played againt Safina, she would have won. The ass whole who open this thread is just a jealous and a frustrated person! :tape:

:rolleyes:

I didn't even say anything bad about her. I'm supporting her to reach the final, did you see my other thread about all-belgian final?

and calling people asshole? :o

Uranus
Sep 9th, 2009, 10:37 PM
Kvitova defeated Safina
Errani defeated Schnyder
...Oudin defeated Dementieva, Sharapova and might defeat Wozniacki.

If Yanina beats them all, she'll have deserved her spot :shrug:. It's not like the 'top players' withdrew or retired. Not Yanina's fault if they are struggling.

belzebub
Sep 9th, 2009, 10:48 PM
What this girl has learned this year is WINNING (she is 45-17 at the moment) albeit at mainly small tournaments.
Coming consistently through qualifying at big tournaments like she did recently is a sign of an up-and-comer.

Is Wickmayer a top player ?
For sure not, but definitely top 20 material which she virtually already is now.
And given her knack to win matches she might repeat a big run, eg at Wimbledon.

LeonHart
Sep 9th, 2009, 11:52 PM
Not her fault. Plus she's handling the situation well for her first QF.

Pasta-Na
Sep 10th, 2009, 12:08 AM
she reminds me "sammy". :p