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Lighter
Sep 10th, 2009, 07:46 PM
2009 Marion's run will probably drive her to Bali, a fabulous island where she was finalist in 2006.

But I'm sure that Marion still dreams of far east. Tokyo-Beijing-Osaka : To Be Or .......To Bali.

Ferg
Sep 13th, 2009, 08:07 PM
Easy field in Osaka, only 3 top 30 players, but those are Schiavone and Wozniacki.... Hopefully Caro pulls out here, surely she doesnt intend to play Tokyo, Beijing, here, Moscow and then Doha in 5 weeks? Madness. Taht would open it nicely for Mar.

Ferg
Sep 14th, 2009, 03:34 PM
Well, Kim won and Marion was one of only 2 players to take a set off Kimm all tournament.

HowardH
Sep 14th, 2009, 04:26 PM
It was indeed a very unlucky draw for Marion. Yes, only she and Venus took a set off Kim, so in retrospect it was actually quite a good performance.

Lighter
Sep 14th, 2009, 06:13 PM
Marion even has been the only one player who led 1 set to love vs Kim. And i don't forget the first two games of the 2nd set.

Alexia Dechaume, french fed cup team coach has said : "Marion has never played so well...It's just she found kim in the beginning of her run".

I guess it's very important for her to know that.

Lighter
Sep 25th, 2009, 12:20 PM
Back in Business. Tokyo draw out :

(14) Bartoli v Cirstea
Errani v Rezai
Q v Suarez Navarro
BYE v Williams, V (2)

Interesting tie vs Sorana Cirstea.

Ferg
Sep 25th, 2009, 03:12 PM
ouch..... always knew it would be tough but Cirstea-Rezai-Vee? Hope she wins her first 2 at least, and you never know with Vee. But she'll probably want revenge.

Six Feet Under
Sep 26th, 2009, 05:44 AM
I think marion has a excellent chance o making the semis.

If she brings it venus is gone, jankovic is irrelevant and the rest are history.
But as we all know she is going to have to play her a game.

Six Feet Under
Sep 26th, 2009, 05:44 AM
I think marion has a excellent chance o making the semis.

If she brings it venus is gone, jankovic is irrelevant and the rest are history.
But as we all know she is going to have to play her a game.

Lighter
Sep 27th, 2009, 04:17 PM
Marion is on Monday oop in TOKYO :

Court 1 (from 11.00hrs : local time)

1. Bartoli vs Cirstea
2. Stosur vs Glatch
3. A.Radwanska vs Makarova
4. Peng vs Garrigues (NB 6:00PM)

BartoliBabes
Sep 27th, 2009, 05:50 PM
potentially tough, but, marion has the ability to rip through this match up in 60mins too

hoping for a win !

Ferg
Sep 27th, 2009, 06:17 PM
GL Marion :bigclap:

BartoliBabes
Sep 27th, 2009, 10:09 PM
since we're both in ireland, what time will the match start for us?

Alizé Molik
Sep 28th, 2009, 04:09 AM
63 60 solid play!

Lighter
Sep 28th, 2009, 06:47 AM
What a R2 vs Aravane :boxing:. Guess that both will be motivated. They come from the same location, they are coached by dads, but they are so different.

Marionated
Sep 28th, 2009, 08:21 AM
Great scoreline today. Good luck against Rezai.

BartoliBabes
Sep 28th, 2009, 12:14 PM
i thought she might gobble Cirstea up, just had that feeling!:drool: GL vs Rezai:eek:

Six Feet Under
Sep 28th, 2009, 12:55 PM
a third round clash with williams might happen :drool:

Ferg
Sep 28th, 2009, 02:54 PM
BartoliBabes, i dont think we'll be able to watch any of her matches considering Tokyo is 8 hours ahead of us. :sobbing:

Great win today Marion, and do well against Arvane too!

PS, Vee is having a lot of trouble vs. Pavyulchelyuknochekova so hopefully it goes well... The winner will have a day of rest over Mar though.

JOCHEBEL
Sep 28th, 2009, 03:09 PM
Toray Pan Pacific Open

R1: Bartoli destroyed dangerous Cirstea 6-3 6-0 :)

What a match for Marion! Next round is facing Aravane Rezai, who defeated Errani 6-2 6-2. Not an easy match but IMO Sorana was more difficult than the french, anyway Marion has to be very solid and regular in all of the matches because there are complicated players in the total draw. GOOD LUCK

Ferg
Sep 28th, 2009, 03:50 PM
Venus lost! :woohoo: This opens the draw nicely for Marion, just beat Arvane, then Nastya for an easy quarter against probably JJ!!! :drool: :spit:

Marionated
Sep 28th, 2009, 04:01 PM
If she messes this up...

Lighter
Sep 28th, 2009, 04:04 PM
Tuesday oop : No TV coverage on Court 2

Court 2 - 10h30
1. (14) M. Bartoli (FRA) / A. Rezai (FRA)
Pas avant 12h30
2. Peng S. (CHI) / L. Safarova (TCH)
3. (3) Stosur & Stubbs / Kleybanova & Schiavone (RUS/ITA)

Ferg
Sep 28th, 2009, 04:41 PM
If she messes this up...

Shes done it so many times this year its about right she does well with a cakewalk draw, right? :unsure:

:sobbing:

Joee
Sep 28th, 2009, 05:27 PM
GL Marion!x

Marionated
Sep 28th, 2009, 07:11 PM
Shes done it so many times this year its about right she does well with a cakewalk draw, right? :unsure:

:sobbing:

Yep. The only one she took advantage of was Charelston. I really want her to have a good premier 5 event. I guess Aravane could be tricky, but Marion did beat her quite comfortably on clay.

BartoliBabes
Sep 28th, 2009, 08:02 PM
Cmon Marion !!!

Lighter
Sep 29th, 2009, 03:28 AM
Marion won : 6-4 6-2

Solid win with good serve stats. Next round vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

Six Feet Under
Sep 29th, 2009, 06:23 AM
YES!! a good match up next round too!

Marionated
Sep 29th, 2009, 06:23 AM
The top half of this draw is sooo weak but, like at the US OPEN, she has to be in the other half. Good luck against Pavyl.

Marionated
Sep 29th, 2009, 06:26 AM
I mean, I know this section isn't too bad, but she would probably looking at a final if she was in the other half.

Ferg
Sep 29th, 2009, 03:03 PM
Great win, and still on course to play JJ again. :devil: I hate being so confident for it, but at Stanford it weas pretty obvious even JJ playing her best tennis couldnt beat an average Marion. I wouldnt be surprised to see a beatdown if they played, but typically im looking too far ahead. I hope she can beat Nastya well and build some steam.

Ferg
Sep 29th, 2009, 03:06 PM
I mean, I know this section isn't too bad, but she would probably looking at a final if she was in the other half.

To be honest i have to disagree Ronoc :angel: I think she has a fantastic chance here for the semi at least, and while Azarenka could easily beat Marion she has been horrendous recently. I could easily see SuperNa or Safarova beat her. On the other side we destructive Sharapova, and Marions' pusher nemisis', Radwanksa and Wozniak. :tape: I think he chance does lie best with the bottom half.

Lighter
Sep 29th, 2009, 03:33 PM
Wednesday oop : Marion on center court

Center Court -10h30
1. (1) Black & Huber (ZIM/USA) / Pennetta & Raymond (ITA/USA)
2. (14) M. Bartoli (FRA) / (Q) A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
Not before 13h
3. (7) J. Jankovic (SER) / E. Vesnina (RUS)
4. M. Sharapova (RUS) / A. Kleybanova (RUS)
Pas avant 17h
5. (11) A. Radwanska (POL) / (Q) A. Petkovic (ALL)
6. (8) V. Azarenka (BIE) / L. Safarova (TCH)

Stream for those who are interested in :
http://fr.justin.tv/zura994

BartoliBabes
Sep 29th, 2009, 03:55 PM
Yay hopefully she can handle Pavly handily

Marion in 2

if its a scrappy match

Marion in 3

Marionated
Sep 29th, 2009, 04:26 PM
Oh, I thought Sharapova was in Marion's section :o I'm never too sure when it comes to Jelena tbh. I think it could go either way when it comes to a hardcourt, even though Marion's won the last two. Jelena's serving big at the moment too. Btw, it's Marion's 25th birthday on friday.

Marionated
Sep 29th, 2009, 04:29 PM
Another late match UK time. I've never stayed up to follow this tournament, but I've always woken up when her match is in progress, then it takes me like an hour and a half to get back to sleep :o

Ferg
Sep 29th, 2009, 04:30 PM
25?! Wow.

Marionated
Sep 29th, 2009, 05:28 PM
Yep. I remember watching her lose to Radwanska after playing one of the best sets of tennis I've ever seen from her in the first set 2 years ago, then losing 2 and 0 to Vera last year :sad: If she's still in the tournament on friday... Well it would be brilliant to see her win this time.

Lighter
Sep 29th, 2009, 06:15 PM
Yep. I remember watching her lose to Radwanska after playing one of the best sets of tennis I've ever seen from her in the first set 2 years ago, then losing 2 and 0 to Vera last year :sad: If she's still in the tournament on friday... Well it would be brilliant to see her win this time.Stuttgart 2007. What a birthday ? Fantastic 1st set. But it's often the same with Marion.

Marionated
Sep 29th, 2009, 06:36 PM
Yeah, I remember the match so well :lol: They had that marathon game that wore Marion down physically. For this match I think a good tactic would be to stay away from the Pavly backhand.

Lighter
Sep 29th, 2009, 06:42 PM
Yeah, I remember the match so well :lol: They had that marathon game that wore Marion down physically. For this match I think a good tactic would be to stay away from the Pavly backhand.Suppose that dad Walter saw Nastya play vs Venus. If needed, Marion will call him in order to adjust her game.

Question : who's better Aravane or Nastya ?

Marionated
Sep 29th, 2009, 07:07 PM
I guess Aravane, but Nastya is very young. Time will tell :bounce:

Six Feet Under
Sep 29th, 2009, 10:41 PM
:sobbing: i won't be able to watch the match i'll still be at school.

Lighter
Sep 30th, 2009, 06:38 AM
Marion defeated Nastya : 4-6,6-2,7-5. Very long tie : 3 hrs.

But Marion is still in the run. JJ ou Lena Vesnina ?

BartoliBabes
Sep 30th, 2009, 09:35 AM
very good win 4 marion w00p:bounce:

now a shot at jj:devil:

gr8 tourny so far:worship:

win/loss record this year is 40/18 now:hearts:

Alizé Molik
Sep 30th, 2009, 11:21 AM
allez marion!

have to stay away from GM, can't be bothered with the haters today.

Six Feet Under
Sep 30th, 2009, 11:42 AM
the haters are disgusting.

Marion is too awesome :hearts:

Lighter
Sep 30th, 2009, 02:47 PM
Friday OOP as expected :

Centre Court (starting at 10:30)

1. Stosur/Stubbs vs Kleybanova/Schiavone (to finish)
2. Jankovic vs Bartoli (not before 11:00)
3. Hantuchova/Sugiyama vs Garrigues/Pascual
4. Benesova vs Sharapova (not before 14:30)
5. Azarenka vs Li (not before 17:00)
6. Rybarikova vs A. Radwanska

Hope no problems with blisters. And just enjoy the game.

Ferg
Sep 30th, 2009, 03:02 PM
Good win. Haters out in full force. Hope she beats JJ again to help shut them up.

She better not retire tonight, she can beat JJ on one leg if needs be. Somehow i dont think she will, i think she enjoys playing JJ too much, its not like Bepa again in Doha.

WL for 40 match wins. :woohoo:

Marionated
Sep 30th, 2009, 03:13 PM
I don't know. I mean, this will be her 4th match in 4 days. Todays match was a marathon. The blisters looked really bad. I'll be very suprised if she wins.

Marionated
Sep 30th, 2009, 03:15 PM
Also, they keep putting her on early, meaning she has less time to recouparate.

Ferg
Sep 30th, 2009, 03:20 PM
Yeah, thats very annoying. 4th time in a row shes 1st or 2nd on. I hope the promise of a bye in Beijing if she wins will help her a bit.

Bartoli's Boy
Sep 30th, 2009, 04:08 PM
Hi guys. :drool: Does anybody have the match against Pavlyuchenkova that they could upload somewhere?

Lighter
Sep 30th, 2009, 04:24 PM
Hi guys. :drool: Does anybody have the match against Pavlyuchenkova that they could upload somewhere?You can ask sexysova by PM.

BartoliBabes
Sep 30th, 2009, 04:48 PM
oh god praying for a win tonight

i mean, just say she won this tournament (long shot still)

wouldn't she still have a shot at YEC?

Ferg
Sep 30th, 2009, 05:11 PM
oh god praying for a win tonight

i mean, just say she won this tournament (long shot still)

wouldn't she still have a shot at YEC?

Yes. it would lift her to about 3400, about the same as Bepa and JJ. She'd need to outterform them at the remaining tournies though. Im sure shes happy with Bali.

JOCHEBEL
Sep 30th, 2009, 07:39 PM
Value victory against furious Pavlyuchenkova from Qualy :)

Bartoli won Tokyo in 2006 ...not the toray open...but at least in Tokyo..lets dream of it again! why not?

Jelena... is waiting!

Joee
Sep 30th, 2009, 08:26 PM
Please win tonight Marion dear.

Six Feet Under
Sep 30th, 2009, 10:51 PM
Go marion!!!

BartoliBabes
Oct 1st, 2009, 02:31 AM
here we go ... allez marion:bounce:

http://www.justin.tv/zurahakkinen

Six Feet Under
Oct 1st, 2009, 04:31 AM
:sobbing::sobbing::sobbing::sobbing::sobbing:
:sobbing::sobbing::sobbing:

Marionated
Oct 1st, 2009, 06:46 AM
Nothing to be ashamed of. With this scheduling it was always going to be hard to win. 6-4 6-3 is respectable.

Ferg
Oct 1st, 2009, 02:58 PM
Not surprised at the result, only bitterly diappointed. Every match with JJ seems to be a grudge match now, and shes one of the players i want Marion to always beat.

Looking back, JJ was playing very well up to that point, and take into consideration Marion having less then a day to recover from a 3 hour marathon, and the bad blisters, this loss isnt so bad. Even though she wont have a bye next week, she'll have a greater recovery time for Beijing and Osaka, and there is no point in wrecking your feet just for an extra few matches. Im just gald i decided not to get up at 5 this morning, i wouldve been so disappointed getting up for nothing.

Tokyo was still an extremely positive tournament, a round better then last year, and 3 wins here brought her wins to 40 this year. Already she has a good start to the Asian circut, unlike last year. With Beijing, Osaka and Bali remaining this year, there is no reason why Marion cant reach 50 wins this year, if what ive heard about Balis format is true.

Lighter
Oct 1st, 2009, 05:57 PM
Marion won't go to Bali only if she enters top 10. She's currently the best ranked player over top 10 who won an international event. Bali is closed for top 10 players who won an international event (Dinara, Venus, Lena, Caro, Vika, Zvo, JJ, Flavia). And Flavia who's 10 must play fed cup finals the same week than Bali.

That's why we have to wait Marion's result in Beijing compared to Ana, Aga, Sam, Nadia and Na LI's ones.

BartoliBabes
Oct 1st, 2009, 05:59 PM
Not surprised at the result, only bitterly diappointed. Every match with JJ seems to be a grudge match now, and shes one of the players i want Marion to always beat.

Looking back, JJ was playing very well up to that point, and take into consideration Marion having less then a day to recover from a 3 hour marathon, and the bad blisters, this loss isnt so bad. Even though she wont have a bye next week, she'll have a greater recovery time for Beijing and Osaka, and there is no point in wrecking your feet just for an extra few matches. Im just gald i decided not to get up at 5 this morning, i wouldve been so disappointed getting up for nothing.
Tokyo was still an extremely positive tournament, a round better then last year, and 3 wins here brought her wins to 40 this year. Already she has a good start to the Asian circut, unlike last year. With Beijing, Osaka and Bali remaining this year, there is no reason why Marion cant reach 50 wins this year, if what ive heard about Balis format is true.


i did:sad::lol:

Marionated
Oct 2nd, 2009, 07:19 AM
Well happy birthday Marion!

shar1982
Oct 2nd, 2009, 12:46 PM
Happy Birthday!

BartoliBabes
Oct 2nd, 2009, 12:48 PM
Happy Birthday Marion!!:bounce:

Joee
Oct 2nd, 2009, 01:00 PM
Happy Bday Marion :)xox

Lighter
Oct 2nd, 2009, 02:15 PM
Beijing Main Draw out :

(1) D. Safina (RUS) / R. Vinci (ITA)
(WC) Zhang S. (CHI) / I. Benesova (TCH)
Y. Wickmayer (BEL) / A. Kleybanova (RUS)
M. Rybarikova (SLQ) / (14) M. Bartoli (FRA)
(10) F. Pennetta (ITA) / (WC) Han X. (CHI)
(WC) M. Kirilenko (RUS) / Qualifiée
S. Lisicki (ALL) / F. Schiavone (ITA)
S. Cirstea (ROU) / (7) V. Zvonarena (RUS)

Marion will play Magda for the 3rd time in 2009. She won in Monterrey, retired after MP in Newhaven. She will probably be on Sunday OOP.
Before this tie, Marion will enjoy her Birthday.

Ferg
Oct 2nd, 2009, 03:33 PM
Beijing Main Draw out :

(1) D. Safina (RUS) / R. Vinci (ITA)
(WC) Zhang S. (CHI) / I. Benesova (TCH)
Y. Wickmayer (BEL) / A. Kleybanova (RUS)
M. Rybarikova (SLQ) / (14) M. Bartoli (FRA)
(10) F. Pennetta (ITA) / (WC) Han X. (CHI)
(WC) M. Kirilenko (RUS) / Qualifiée
S. Lisicki (ALL) / F. Schiavone (ITA)
S. Cirstea (ROU) / (7) V. Zvonarena (RUS)

Marion will play Magda for the 3rd time in 2009. She won in Monterrey, retired after MP in Newhaven. She will probably be on Sunday OOP.
Before this tie, Marion will enjoy her Birthday.


MARVELLOUS draw. No gurantee on Safina getting past her first two rouunds, and even if she somehow does she would be easy picking for a top 20 player. Magda, Kleybanova, Wickameyer, all talented young players but Marion shouldt have any trouble. She should make the quarters here.

The 2nd quarter is kind too. Bepa is slumping it seems, and i think if she was to play Marion it would be Marions best chance of a win, on a fast court. But Bepa isnt even guaranteed to get past Cirstea or Sabs/Schiavone. And Pennetta had a horrible loss in Tokyo, she shouldnt be much of a threat. This is potentially as a good a draw as Marin couldve gotten, with the exception of maybe getting Kuz instead of Bepa. No complaints though.

Lighter
Oct 3rd, 2009, 03:18 PM
Marion on Sunday OoP :

COURT 1 Starting At: 11:00 AM
Sorana CIRSTEA (ROU) vs Vera ZVONAREVA (RUS)
Maria KIRILENKO (RUS) vs Kateryna BONDARENKO (UKR)
Magdalena RYBARIKOVA (SVK) vs Marion BARTOLI (FRA)
Maria Jose MARTINEZ SANCHEZ (ESP) vs Caroline WOZNIACKI (DEN)
Not Before 7:00 PM
Anabel MEDINA GARRIGUES (ESP) vs Jingjing LU (CHN)

Lighter
Oct 4th, 2009, 09:39 AM
Marion won : 6-2, 4-6, 6-3. Magda is a really good player who was quarter finalist in Tokyo.

2009 was such a bad year with Mandatory events. Beijing with one win is yet the best.

Marionated
Oct 4th, 2009, 10:02 AM
The next match will be tough.

Ferg
Oct 4th, 2009, 12:09 PM
Phew. A win is a win, and a days rest now tomorrow after that tough 3 setter.

Joee
Oct 4th, 2009, 04:56 PM
Nice win :)

Lighter
Oct 5th, 2009, 08:07 AM
Marion will play Alisa Kleybanova who defeated Yanina Wickmayer in 3 sets after 2h30.

Marion leads 1-0 Eastbourne 2008 6-3 6-3

Tough match, as Alisa seems to play a good tennis. But Marion can do it. Wait for tuesday OoP.

BartoliBabes
Oct 5th, 2009, 10:15 AM
I forgot that match in Eastbourne, but i remember now:lol:

Good opportunity for Marion GL:inlove:

Ferg
Oct 5th, 2009, 03:05 PM
Zhang beat Safina :sobbing: I wanted Mar to do it! Still, a second consecutive quarter beckons.

Ferg
Oct 5th, 2009, 03:07 PM
Court 4 (from 12.30hrs)
1. Vania King vs. María José Martínez Sánchez
2. Alisa Kleybanova vs. Marion Bartoli
3. ATP: Nestor/Zimonjic vs. Acasuso/González (after suitable rest)
4. ATP: Llodra/Mathieu vs. Kubot/Marach (after suitable rest)

Lighter
Oct 5th, 2009, 03:09 PM
With one day off, hope Marion to be in a good form. She certainly knows how to play her. GL.

leviathane
Oct 5th, 2009, 05:37 PM
With one day off, hope Marion to be in a good form. She certainly knows how to play her. GL.

not an easy match but after very attractive draw for Marion :)

Lighter
Oct 5th, 2009, 05:45 PM
not an easy match but after very attractive draw for Marion :)The problem is that after R1, french journalists found her very tired. She has confirmed that end of year isn't easy for players who played a lot like her : inside L'équipe street edition (http://marionbartoli.blog.co.uk/2009/10/05/alisa-kleybanova-v-marion-bartoli-7100795/)

She finds courts too slow and the balls too heavy compared to Tokyo.

leviathane
Oct 5th, 2009, 07:07 PM
i crosss the fingers :)

Go Marion !!! Give your best !

I don't now how FFT could'nt give to Marion the top 1 in the french top :devil:

Lighter
Oct 5th, 2009, 07:22 PM
i crosss the fingers :)

Go Marion !!! Give your best !

I don't now how FFT could'nt give to Marion the top 1 in the french top :devil:FFT will probably rank Marion as French number 1. She has the best result in slam (1/4 at AO), she won a Premier tournament (like Amélie), she won an international event (like Aravane), she is French number 1 both at ranking and at race and she doesn't have points to defend from YEC (contrary to last year).

She will play Bali and could be alternate in Doha. And she will be very close to top 10 (Ana, Zvo and Aga have so many points to defend). I've no doubt and it will be fair.

Ferg
Oct 5th, 2009, 07:37 PM
If Marion qualifies as an alternate at Doha, will she still get the $50,000 as an alternate even thought she'll play Bali too?

Marionated
Oct 5th, 2009, 07:37 PM
With all those premier mandatory events to capatalize on next year (IW, Miami, Madrid, and Cinicinatti), she has a great chance. The question is, will she captalize?

Marionated
Oct 5th, 2009, 07:39 PM
If Marion qualifies as an alternate at Doha, will she still get the $50,000 as an alternate even thought she'll play Bali too?

I don't see why she shouldn't :shrug:

Marionated
Oct 5th, 2009, 07:39 PM
The problem is that after R1, french journalists found her very tired. She has confirmed that end of year isn't easy for players who played a lot like her : inside L'équipe street edition (http://marionbartoli.blog.co.uk/2009/10/05/alisa-kleybanova-v-marion-bartoli-7100795/)

She finds courts too slow and the balls too heavy compared to Tokyo.

Hmmm... I'm doubtful for tonight then.

Ferg
Oct 5th, 2009, 07:42 PM
I don't see why she shouldn't :shrug:

Possible big pay day in store :hearts:

Ferg
Oct 5th, 2009, 07:45 PM
Tired Marion :awww: I really hope she just gives it her all to get to the quarters here. Even though its a cakewalk draw now, if she doesnt like the courts she should concentrate on Osaka and then rest up well for Bali. Though she has a much better chance to gain points here, as she would get 250 for a quarter while thats almost what she would get for winning Osaka.

Lighter
Oct 5th, 2009, 08:32 PM
If Marion qualifies as an alternate at Doha, will she still get the $50,000 as an alternate even thought she'll play Bali too?As alternate, yes.

BartoliBabes
Oct 5th, 2009, 08:33 PM
on a positive note, kleybanova plays a fast game and the court should give Marion much more time on the ball

i realise Marion herself likes to play a fast game, but i'm still quite hopeful for a win

Lighter
Oct 5th, 2009, 08:36 PM
Tired Marion :awww: I really hope she just gives it her all to get to the quarters here. Even though its a cakewalk draw now, if she doesnt like the courts she should concentrate on Osaka and then rest up well for Bali. Though she has a much better chance to gain points here, as she would get 250 for a quarter while thats almost what she would get for winning Osaka.Fully agree. That's why she will probably try to win this match after a day off. She knows that a 1/4 is really reachable. Zhang lost to Yvonne Meusberger and Sophie Ferguson 2 times.

Lighter
Oct 5th, 2009, 08:43 PM
on a positive note, kleybanova plays a fast game and the court should give Marion much more time on the ball, compared to a faster surface

i realise Marion herself likes to play a fast game, but i'm quite hopeful for a winShe didn't like AO due to same reasons (slow courts, heavy balls). But maybe court 4 is quicker than court 1. I remember that in Brisbane Marion found court where she played Czink slower than central court. She's very sensitive.

Ferg
Oct 6th, 2009, 07:36 AM
Up 6-2 3-2. Nice.

Lighter
Oct 6th, 2009, 07:54 AM
Marion did it despite bad 1st serve stats, especially during 1st set : 6-2 6-3

Short tie : it's good for tomorrow vs a chinese player probably on center court or court 1.

Ferg
Oct 6th, 2009, 07:56 AM
6-2 6-3! :woohoo:

BartoliBabes
Oct 6th, 2009, 10:25 AM
I expect Marion to crush Zhang and reach the QF:lick:

Marionated
Oct 6th, 2009, 12:47 PM
Zhang shouldn't be a problem. I can't believe I'm writing this but Win Pennetta :o

Ferg
Oct 6th, 2009, 02:38 PM
Bepa terrifies me, no matter how unhealthy, unfit, injured, sick or formless she is. Saying that i still love her, just not vs. Marion.

Lighter
Oct 6th, 2009, 04:43 PM
Marion isn't on Wednesday OoP. Therefore Zhang Shuaï will have two days off when Peng Shuaï won't have any after a long tie vs JJ.

Dunno What to think about this schedule.

Ferg
Oct 6th, 2009, 05:02 PM
Idiot, idiot, idiot schedulers. Giving a player 2 days off in the middle of a tournament? Stupid. It wouldve been so much better to play tomorrow and then have a day rest but it looks like Marion will have to play at least 2 days in a row now. Todays match wasnt hard like her R1 so this rest isnt needed.

Lighter
Oct 6th, 2009, 05:21 PM
Idiot, idiot, idiot schedulers. Giving a player 2 days off in the middle of a tournament? Stupid. It wouldve been so much better to play tomorrow and then have a day rest but it looks like Marion will have to play at least 2 days in a row now. Todays match wasnt hard like her R1 so this rest isnt needed.0 day off for Peng and 2 for Zhang : amazing.

BartoliBabes
Oct 6th, 2009, 10:53 PM
omg that is ridiculous:help:

the line calls are pathetic, and now the scheduling is a disgrace:tape:

Alizé Molik
Oct 7th, 2009, 03:41 AM
Schedule is good in some ways, because zhang will have 2 days to consider her chances and have some pressure put on her before her match with Marion. I think this will mean a serious loss of momentum which could work in marions favour

Lighter
Oct 7th, 2009, 10:19 AM
If Marion wins, she should play a tougher match the day after. And she will need to be 100% physically. After her difficult win (3hrs) vs Nastya in Tokyo, she lacked energy vs JJ.

Look at Maria today after a very tough tie vs Vika.

Lighter
Oct 7th, 2009, 02:03 PM
Bali Tournament director Kevin Livesey has confirmed that Marion Bartoli, Jelena Jankovic and Yanina Wickmayer have qualified.
http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2009/10/02/bali-tourney-ready-change.html

Ferg
Oct 7th, 2009, 03:12 PM
Center court
1. ATP
start at 11am
Nikolay DAVYDENKO (RUS)/Igor KUNITSYN (RUS) vs Bob BRYAN (USA)/Mike BRYAN (USA)
2. WTA
Not before 1pm
Shuai ZHANG (CHN) vs Marion BARTOLI (FRA)
3. ATP
Not before 3pm
Rafael NADAL (ESP) vs James BLAKE (USA)
4. ATP
Marat SAFIN (RUS) vs Fernando GONZALEZ (CHI)
5. WTA
Not before 7pm
Nadia PETROVA (RUS) vs Serena WILLIAMS (USA)
6. ATP
Not before 9pm
Robin SODERLING (SWE) vs Tommy ROBREDO (ESP)

Ferg
Oct 7th, 2009, 03:13 PM
I think ill watch this. They are 7 hours ahead right? Or same as Tokyo? Thats would make it 5am for me... :unsure:

Marionated
Oct 7th, 2009, 03:54 PM
Yep 5am. We just miss out seeing her, because I know Radwanska vs MJMS is going to be televised.

Ferg
Oct 7th, 2009, 04:09 PM
Yep 5am. We just miss out seeing her, because I know Radwanska vs MJMS is going to be televised.

lolwut? :help::tape: They're showing that pushfest televised instead?

Marionated
Oct 7th, 2009, 04:20 PM
Marion's match is the only one not going to be on tv :sad: I want to see her some time soon :o

BartoliBabes
Oct 7th, 2009, 05:05 PM
I'm confused, why wouldn't it be televised?:( can you confirm where you heard that?:tape: the Radwanska match isn't scheduled to start until 2 hours after Marion's sure:lol:

Marionated
Oct 7th, 2009, 05:31 PM
At the end of Dementieva Li today. I think that the match is on too early to be televised.

Lighter
Oct 7th, 2009, 06:25 PM
Check here : http://www.fromsport.com/c-4.html

Lighter
Oct 8th, 2009, 06:49 AM
No coverage TV. But a good win : 6-1 6-4.

Marion will play for one spot at YEC vs Flavia or Vera.

Six Feet Under
Oct 8th, 2009, 07:17 AM
She can beat Flavia. That's all i'm gonna say.

If she wins Beijing, who knows what chaos will ensure :drool:

Ferg
Oct 8th, 2009, 07:51 AM
Nice win Marion. Lets hope the quarter is vs. Flavia. :unsure:

BartoliBabes
Oct 8th, 2009, 10:58 AM
OMG her win/loss for 2009 is now 43-19 wow:inlove: GL next round Marion, it's gonna be a pretty important match:eek:

Alizé Molik
Oct 8th, 2009, 12:28 PM
this has been an amazing season for her and it keeps going.

good luck for the next match!

50-19 :love:

Iceland
Oct 8th, 2009, 12:54 PM
Marion has been playing so well all year long, of course there were few periods of doubts but they didn't last. She deserves a spot in the top 10!
Im glad she at last made a good run again in a mandatory tournament, if Im not mistaken, her last noticeable one was in Melbourne! Plus she confirmed her good tournament in Tokyo like Aga and proved she still is in-form, even so close to the end of the season.

As you guys said, it will be a very important match tomorrow. Flavia seems exhausted, I doubt she can beat Vera :unsure:. And if it's Zvonareva, Marion will really have to think a lot before she enters the court. We don't want another beatdown!

Lighter
Oct 8th, 2009, 01:45 PM
Bepa finally won in 3 closed sets.

GL Marion. You have no pressure. Just play and enjoy.

Lighter
Oct 8th, 2009, 04:04 PM
Weird Friday OoP : http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/OrderOfPlay/0,,12781,00.html

Court 1 (from 12.00hrs)
1. Svetlana Kuznetsova vs. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
2. ATP: [Soderling or Robredo] vs. Ljubicic (NB 15.00hrs)
3. Kleybanova/Schiavone vs. Hsieh/Peng (NB 19.00hrs)
4. Marion Bartoli vs. Vera Zvonareva (NB 21.00hrs)

Ferg
Oct 8th, 2009, 04:17 PM
Bad for Marion that its late, as Bepa has a lot more recovery time. Still, Bepa isnt playing as well as she was end of last year/ early this year so Marion will have a chance. Plus, she seemed to have Bepa firgured out in Dubai despite the score, Bepa had won only 5 more points i recall, and Marion firgued Wozniacki out in Stuttgart so im always hopeful. Not expecting anything though. It would be a massivewin though, and really boost her chance for the YEC, and she said in her interview she want to be an alternate at least.

Iceland
Oct 8th, 2009, 04:37 PM
In that interview, Marion said she has few more tournaments to play. Has she enter anywhere else apart of Osaka?
I think she should, especially if she goes further here, she has a real shot. Pennetta seems to have burnt out, Sharapova missed the boat and Jankovic is injured. Zvonareva is the one to beat tomorrow! Allez Marion!
Crap OOP :o

Lighter
Oct 8th, 2009, 04:40 PM
In that interview, Marion said she has few more tournaments to play. Has she enter anywhere else apart of Osaka?
I think she should, especially if she goes further here, she has a real shot. Pennetta seems to have burnt out, Sharapova missed the boat and Jankovic is injured. Zvonareva is the one to beat tomorrow! Allez Marion!
Crap OOP :oYEC as alternate and Bali

Ferg
Oct 8th, 2009, 04:44 PM
I suppose if she does beat Bepa tomorrow and make the final, she'll get a lot of points and might ask for a WC for Linz or Luxenbourg or Moscow or something. But i doubt she'll beat Bepa so... It really hinges on this match.

Lighter
Oct 8th, 2009, 05:04 PM
I suppose if she does beat Bepa tomorrow and make the final, she'll get a lot of points and might ask for a WC for Linz or Luxenbourg or Moscow or something. But i doubt she'll beat Bepa so... It really hinges on this match.On French website TenFem, Punchy Marion is favourite : http://tenfem.streetreporters.net/?p=2041

Imo, Marion won't request any WC for Moscow. She's in Asia and wants to stay in Asia, close to Doha and/or Bali. No jet lag for her.

Iceland
Oct 8th, 2009, 05:16 PM
but she could think differently if she gets close to qualifying to Doha... Moscow wouldn't be that far from Doha actually time wise (I think ^^').

We'll see tomorrow. Marion has to beat Vera first!

Marionated
Oct 8th, 2009, 05:48 PM
Eurgh. Just do your best tomorrow. I don't want another 0 set.

BartoliBabes
Oct 9th, 2009, 12:21 AM
Marion is in THAT mood, i know it

she will be up for this match

i hope she can win, GL Marion:inlove:

Ferg
Oct 9th, 2009, 03:25 PM
amaze win :hearts: So happy when i came back from school i saw her go 2-0 in the last and win from there.

BartoliBabes
Oct 9th, 2009, 03:30 PM
i'm in awe of my hero:inlove:

Marionated
Oct 9th, 2009, 03:53 PM
OMG I'm so happy :hysteric: I can't wait to watch this tomorrow morning.

Ferg
Oct 9th, 2009, 03:54 PM
They get the scheduling right for once, Aggy and Marion are playing at 7 tomorrow. Plenty or rest for Marion, she was up late but the match was under 2 hours so not that bad.

Iceland
Oct 9th, 2009, 06:31 PM
So happy! I never thought she could make such a comeback. The best or the worst I don't know is that I had to leave at 36 35, I missed the best part (again!). How was the 3rd set? Vera crashing out or Marion putting pressure on?
Anyways Im just loving this result and that's all :hearts: 4th top 10 win of the year, the 3rd in 3sets! WHAT A SEASON, Marion!!!!
Her top 10 & Masters dreams are still alive!

Aga won't be easy but somehow I can't help but thinking that if she defeated Vera, she should beat Aga. Revenge is served!
Go BaBa!

Bartoli's Boy
Oct 9th, 2009, 07:01 PM
Holy crap, well done Marion. :eek: I was expecting to come online and read of yet another pasting.

But to come back from 3-6, 1-5 against a player who had an 8-1 record against you, who had won the last five with three love sets in them... that's some mental strength and self belief she's got. :worship:

Iceland
Oct 9th, 2009, 08:53 PM
Tomorrow will be such an important match: 250 points and a top 10 spot are at stake.
Hope she has enough energy to blow Aga off the court! Let's go!

Marionated
Oct 9th, 2009, 09:11 PM
I'm very excited for this match. She'll need to cut down the errors though. Btw, this is her first premier mandatory semi. I think she may pull out of Osaka if she wins tomorrow.

Ferg
Oct 9th, 2009, 11:19 PM
Bepa didnt even play that bad in the third, Marion was just ultra aggresive, smashing everything back at her and staying with her in all the rallies.

JOCHEBEL
Oct 10th, 2009, 12:46 AM
my bartoli can do it! :)

Six Feet Under
Oct 10th, 2009, 12:59 AM
If marion wins today she is back in the top 10 :)

Iceland
Oct 10th, 2009, 06:20 AM
Classes first today :o
Can't wait for the match! I have no doubt that if Marion plays at her best, Aga won't keep the distance. Hope the serve will work well.

Alizé Molik
Oct 10th, 2009, 09:35 AM
every chance she's had to reenter top 10 has been followed by dissapointment.

i'm scared about this time. Also excited as could marion really win a premier mandatory?!

Joee
Oct 10th, 2009, 12:39 PM
Im in tears :cry:

Marionated
Oct 10th, 2009, 12:47 PM
So disappointed with this crap. Led 4-3, loses 3 games in a row. Led 3-1, loses 5 Games in a row. Serve was bad, way too many errors. She just gave have her that last game. I mean, she can beat Jelena 5 times but can't beat Aga :weirdo:

Iceland
Oct 10th, 2009, 01:01 PM
She played too far from baseline in my opinion and never surprised Aga. Shame she lost such an important match but Aga deserved to win today!

Marionated
Oct 10th, 2009, 01:08 PM
Well it's always crap to lose if you hit more winners, in this case six more, and still lose, especially in straight sets. I just think she blew a big chance again. Two tier 1 semis she's reached in her career. She lost to Cibulkova in Montreal, now to Radwanska. Neither are bad players, but they were both more than beatable. It's not like playing a Williams or Sharapova.

Iceland
Oct 10th, 2009, 01:14 PM
Yep, it's a good comparison!
Marion payed her efforts of this long match against Vera today. Her brain didn't work well, she rushed herself too much whereas Aga always looked in control. Marion should have cooled herself down a bit to realize how she should play.

Marionated
Oct 10th, 2009, 01:19 PM
She made the same mistakes like she did against Fran at Wimb. She wasn't agressive enough on the return and she rushed to the net like an idiot. I love Marion, but she cannot volley at all. Bad tactics.

Ferg
Oct 10th, 2009, 02:11 PM
uggggghhhhhhh. It was a good tournament but im bitterly disappointed. She just doesnt know how to play against pushers. Every thime she has a chance to get back into the top 10 she blows it.

Ferg
Oct 10th, 2009, 02:17 PM
Double bad news.

(1)Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) v Ayumi Morita (JPN)
Katie O'Brien (GBR) v Alexa Glatch (USA)
Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA) v Q
Q v (6)Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN)

(3)Samantha Stosur (AUS) v Shuai Peng (CHN)
Akiko Morigami (JPN) v Q
(wc)Kimiko Date Krumm (JPN) v Jill Craybas (USA)
Mathilde Johansson (FRA) v (8)Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ)

(7)Melinda Czink (HUN) v (wc)Ryoko Fuda (JPN)
Julie Coin (FRA) v Vania King (USA)
Yung-Jan Chan (TPE) v Carly Gullickson (USA)
Anne Kremer (LUX) v (4)Francesca Schiavone (ITA)

(5)Shahar Peer (ISR) v Sania Mirza (IND)
Maria Kirilenko (RUS) v Viktoriya Kutuzova (UKR)
Q v (wc)Kurumi Nara (JPN)
Galina Voskoboeva (KAZ) v (2)Marion Bartoli (FRA)



I hope to fecking gawd Peer and Schiavone lose early.

Marionated
Oct 10th, 2009, 02:32 PM
Well, there is no reason not to get the QF at worst. She should have played Linz instead. The field their is weak for a premier event.

Ferg
Oct 10th, 2009, 02:34 PM
Linz is a PREMIER? :haha: Compare that field to Stanfords!

Easier field no doubt but i think its a good idea to stay in Asia for the next few wweeks, getting climatised, rested and coming in like a bull for Bali.

Marionated
Oct 10th, 2009, 03:07 PM
I thought it was a premier. I didn't realize it had been put down to an international :o Anyway, the maximum amount of points on offer at Bali= 610. Marion has a lot defend at the start of 2010, so winning all her matches at Bali would really help. With Kim, Justine and Maria all playing proper schedules, the tour is going to see some real changes. I think Marion will be able to stay around 10-15.

Iceland
Oct 10th, 2009, 04:15 PM
I thought it was a premier. I didn't realize it had been put down to an international :o Anyway, the maximum amount of points on offer at Bali= 610. Marion has a lot defend at the start of 2010, so winning all her matches at Bali would really help. With Kim, Justine and Maria all playing proper schedules, the tour is going to see some real changes. I think Marion will be able to stay around 10-15.
Exactly my thoughts. Next year is going to be another story :unsure:
Her draw in Osaka isn't that bad in my opinion, have a look at top-half! Marion will be dead tired but I hope she shows up and takes it seriously! This consistency may push her into top 10 again. Aga, Vera and JJ all have points to defend in YEC and only one of them will qualify. Marion & Flavia are just behind...
And once again, I still think entering Moscow wouldn't be a bad idea. I want to see her fighting again for this top 10 status :sobbing:

Ferg
Oct 10th, 2009, 06:16 PM
Very nice exchange at the net after todays match :hug:

JOCHEBEL
Oct 10th, 2009, 11:02 PM
good luck in Osaka Marion! i know you can beat Voskoboeva ;)

BartoliBabes
Oct 10th, 2009, 11:05 PM
so i guess the first goal in Osaka would be QF

bruce goose
Oct 11th, 2009, 03:42 AM
I thought it was a premier. I didn't realize it had been put down to an international :o Anyway, the maximum amount of points on offer at Bali= 610. Marion has a lot defend at the start of 2010, so winning all her matches at Bali would really help. With Kim, Justine and Maria all playing proper schedules, the tour is going to see some real changes. I think Marion will be able to stay around 10-15.Still getting used to your new poster name;).....

To all diehard Marionettes,let me first apologize for not praising our Corsican Queen following her 'jinx-breaker' over Zvonareva.Would've been nice if she had broken her oh-fer vs. Aga,too,but I can't help but be proud of her:)

Haven't spent as much time as usual at TF lately due to two illnesses in the family....Gramps and then Mom....but things are on the upswing now,Gracias a` Dios....

Already asked in the videos thread--and don't wanna clutter THIS one too much--so can anyone tell me where to find the entire match with Marion and Vera??It would mean so much more to me to watch Marion struggle early and then fight her demons away.You don't have to post here,necessarily;a PM would work just fine.....Anyhow,I'm so glad that the WTA came up with this Bali tourney as it adds to the year-end excitement without watering down the competition by inviting mediocre players;it'd be delicious if Marion won the inaugural event:cool:

Joee
Oct 11th, 2009, 10:56 AM
Ya I want the full match too :P
But anyway.
I dont think she should have many problems in her first round of Osaka?

Marionated
Oct 11th, 2009, 11:02 AM
I've looked but can't find the match. I hope your family members recover, Bruce :hug:

bruce goose
Oct 11th, 2009, 01:49 PM
I've looked but can't find the match. I hope your family members recover, Bruce :hug:Thanks,'Conor'(I'm feeling dyslexic today;)).Mom is cutting back on the prednisone which makes it hard for her to sleep without a pill,so that's REALLY good news....I guess her reduction in steroid intake lets her have something in common with Rafa,huh?:lol:.....Anyhow,this is a long-term search for the epic Marion comeback;I'd love to catch that match,so let's stay alert for any news...and Joee,you can keep your smiling Irish eyes open,too:p:wavey:....and if any Marionettes have any advice on who MIGHT have that match(maybe Super M??),then such advice is welcome.Monetary compensation IS an option here

Ferg
Oct 12th, 2009, 07:51 AM
Well, Peer(THANK GOD) and Kirilenko are out of the way in Marions quarter. Hopefully Schiavone loses soon.

Six Feet Under
Oct 12th, 2009, 08:39 AM
Does she have a chance to make doha???

Ferg
Oct 12th, 2009, 02:50 PM
Technically yes, realistically no. She can still be an alternate though.

Joee
Oct 12th, 2009, 05:03 PM
Im praying to Jesus and Every saint that Fran loses!!!

Ferg
Oct 12th, 2009, 05:08 PM
Marion is 4th on the OOP tomorrow. Hopefully ill see a nice 6-3 6-2 result or such when i wake up tomorrow morning. I think Marion will take this tournament seriously enough, easy draw, she loves Japan and she isnt playing for another 3 weeks so she can rest all she wants after it.

Joee
Oct 12th, 2009, 05:13 PM
Ya. I dont think her 1st round is going to bother her much.
If she can get a decent result here too it would be lovely.

Marionated
Oct 12th, 2009, 05:18 PM
I'm not too worried about this match. Galya is VERY erratic.

BartoliBabes
Oct 12th, 2009, 06:26 PM
GL Marion:inlove: where does Marion play after Osaka?

bruce goose
Oct 12th, 2009, 07:24 PM
Im praying to Jesus and Every saint that Fran loses!!!Sorry,Joee,while I respect your concerns,I'd RATHER see Marion simply kick Fran's ass!!!:devil:.Another question is:Who's gonna give the tall,shapely Galya:hearts: a nice,stress-relieving massage after Marion whips her again to go 4-0 H2H??Obviously,I'd volunteer if this tourney were being played in Acapulco or Monterrey...but Japan is a little far away for me;)....I'm gonna go to the blog and see if anyone knows where we can get the Marion-Vera match:p

Ferg
Oct 12th, 2009, 08:11 PM
Marions tournament after Osaka will be Bali.

Joee
Oct 12th, 2009, 10:48 PM
Sorry,Joee,while I respect your concerns,I'd RATHER see Marion simply kick Fran's ass!!!:devil:.Another question is:Who's gonna give the tall,shapely Galya:hearts: a nice,stress-relieving massage after Marion whips her again to go 4-0 H2H??Obviously,I'd volunteer if this tourney were being played in Acapulco or Monterrey...but Japan is a little far away for me;)....I'm gonna go to the blog and see if anyone knows where we can get the Marion-Vera match:p

True it would be nice to see Marion beat her!!! :worship:

Lighter
Oct 13th, 2009, 09:44 AM
Osaka R1 : Marion won 6-3 7-5 after a more difficult 2nd set (3-5 down).

BartoliBabes
Oct 13th, 2009, 11:03 AM
an expected win

but she needs to keep going like this

GL Marion:inlove:

BartoliBabes
Oct 13th, 2009, 11:06 AM
45 wins in 2009 thus far, 20 losses:inlove:

Marion also reached over $4million in career prize money after Beijing, with $4,058,040

Lighter
Oct 13th, 2009, 11:09 AM
45 wins in 2009 thus far, 20 losses:inlove:20 losses including 5 retirements.

R2 vs WC Kurumi Nara 17yrs old.

Lighter
Oct 13th, 2009, 01:12 PM
Marion on Wednesday OoP :

Center Court - 10h
1. (1) S. Mirza (IND) / V. Kutuzova (UKR)
2. Chan Y-J. (TPE) / (4) F. Schiavone (ITA)
3. (WC) K. Nara (JAP) / (2) M. Bartoli (FRA)
4. (1) Chuang & Raymond (TPE/USA) / Chan & Date-Krumm (TPE/JAP)
Not before 18h30
5. Chang & Zalameda (TPE/USA) / Morigami & Nara (JAP)

Marion with Caro, Sam, Fran and top japanese players :

http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/javaImages/b9/2b/0,,12781~7416761,00.jpg

Marionated
Oct 13th, 2009, 01:19 PM
This should be an easy win.

Ferg
Oct 13th, 2009, 02:50 PM
Marion :bigclap: Make another good run here please.

Iceland
Oct 13th, 2009, 05:12 PM
Congrats Marion, cool that she won in straights ;)
Hope she has a quick match tomorrow again! It will be the first big match Nara will play in her young career.

Lighter
Oct 13th, 2009, 06:13 PM
On WTA site, confirmation that Marion is still vying for the last spot : http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/news/battling-for-a-berth-20091013_2256076_1825425

Lighter
Oct 14th, 2009, 06:40 AM
Easy win vs Kurumi NARA : 6-1 6-1

Next round probably on thursday oop : Sania Mirza.

Ferg
Oct 14th, 2009, 07:51 AM
Easy as expected. SHould beat Mirza next. Schiavone scraps through...

Joee
Oct 14th, 2009, 02:35 PM
Well done Marion.
Keep up the good work!

Joee
Oct 14th, 2009, 02:36 PM
Oh!
And in that picture!
Francesca!!!!EEEW?
Sum1 get that girl Gok Wan!

Ferg
Oct 14th, 2009, 03:09 PM
No Marion tomorrow. So whoever makes the final from the bottem half will have the advantage of 3 games in row rather then 4 like the top half.

BartoliBabes
Oct 14th, 2009, 11:25 PM
Marion lost to Sania US Open 2005 3rd round in 2 tight sets

but she's a different player these days, hope she can keep going:inlove:

BartoliBabes
Oct 14th, 2009, 11:27 PM
Marion is popular in Ireland ain't she?:lol:

Me, Joee, Ciarán & Fergoli:lol:

i know Joee and Ciarán in real life but havn't met Fergoli:p

BartoliBabes
Oct 15th, 2009, 12:08 PM
Friday, October 16, 2009

Centre Court (from 11.00hrs)
1. Melinda Czink vs. Francesca Schiavone
2. Sania Mirza vs. Marion Bartoli (NB 12.30hrs)
3. Caroline Wozniacki vs. Aleksandra Wozniak
4. Samantha Stosur vs. Jill Craybas
5. Chang/Raymond vs. Chuang/Zalameda (NB 18.30hrs)

:bounce:

Six Feet Under
Oct 15th, 2009, 12:18 PM
to be honest i would rather schiavone win than czink.

Good luck Marion :D :D :D

Ferg
Oct 15th, 2009, 02:57 PM
But Marion beat Czink comfortably twice this year and Schiavone has a 4-1 H2H. :scared:

BartoliBabes
Oct 15th, 2009, 05:58 PM
to be honest i would rather schiavone win than czink.

Good luck Marion :D :D :D

why?:confused::lol::help:

she would have 100% more chance against czink:lol:

JOCHEBEL
Oct 16th, 2009, 05:33 AM
Osaka :
Quarters

Sania Mirza IND d. Marion Bartoli FRA 6-4 2-0 RET. :(

shar1982
Oct 16th, 2009, 05:39 AM
Retirement...

Ferg
Oct 16th, 2009, 07:46 AM
Goddammit. ALice thinks she going to Moscow.

And the WTA website just says she said shes playing in Bali next.... Guess shes staying in Asia.

BartoliBabes
Oct 17th, 2009, 10:46 AM
i prefered your old name "Fergoli":sad:

Lighter
Oct 17th, 2009, 01:42 PM
Marion says today in l'équipe street edition that she hopes to be ready for BALI. In fact, she felt pain in shoulder from 1st point played.

Imo, she will be in Bali ready to fight vs Yanina, annabel and the others.

Iceland
Oct 17th, 2009, 02:25 PM
Of course she will be there ;) Marion likes to create drama about her health ^^

Joee
Oct 17th, 2009, 07:19 PM
Awk :(
Marion lets give everyone something to remember at the end of this year. WIN BALI for us!!!

Ferg
Oct 17th, 2009, 07:42 PM
I had to change it for my lovely Stiliyan! ;)

And she'll be fine for Bali, Peer aside, i think she'll wipe the floor with them.

Lighter
Oct 19th, 2009, 03:52 PM
2 weeks before Bali. Not sure that Aravane will also play Bali if she doesn't improve her ranking.

Ferg
Oct 19th, 2009, 04:21 PM
Just realised is Marion wins Bali she will just barely break the 1 million mark for 09. :hearts: She currently hs 802,000. I thought she had only around 700,000. She made only 500,000 last year.

Alizé Molik
Oct 20th, 2009, 12:14 AM
2 weeks before Bali. Not sure that Aravane will also play Bali if she doesn't improve her ranking.

she is still in there, and I can't see that any of the other girls will create big waves sufficient enough to keep her out!

bruce goose
Oct 20th, 2009, 01:43 AM
she is still in there, and I can't see that any of the other girls will create big waves sufficient enough to keep her out!Well,they might have a special point tabulation system for Bali that I'm unaware of,but Rezai's chances look good---she's smokin' hot:hearts:,btw---as she is the 10th-highest ranked player who has won an MM and is NOT going to YEC.I say this assuming that Radwanska doesn't take the final Doha spot by winning Moscow(she'd still need Zvonareva and JJ to lose early enough in that tourney).If Aga won Moscow,then Rezai would be bumped to #11.More likely,either Vera or JJ will nab the last Doha spot with the other playing Bali.

Here's the Top Ten amongst the eligibles
1.JJ or Zvonareva
2.Marion
3.Pennetta
4.Stosur
5.Wickmayer
6.AMG
7.MJMS
8.Shahar Peer
9.Czink
10.Rezai

However,I'll admit that Bali might calculate their points differently cuz Wicky and AMG were the first ones announced...but that MIGHT'VE been b/c Stosur hadn't yet won her tournament--for eligibility's sake--while the others were clearly still aiming for YEC...we'll see

Lighter
Oct 21st, 2009, 08:08 AM
Flavia will play fed cup final the same week. So, she won't go in Bali.

Last updated list : http://tenfem.streetreporters.net/?p=2204

Concerning Aravane, Agi and V. Dushevina are still qualified in Moscow.

Marionated
Oct 21st, 2009, 03:07 PM
So Radwanska won't be there now. Good for Marion.

Ferg
Oct 21st, 2009, 03:27 PM
If Marion wins it it rounds up her season nicely. It would be 50 wins and $1,000,000 for the year. :lol: I hope she does if only for the stats, it looks good!

The only player going who Marion has problems with is Peer, but hopefully she wont play her. I hope Bepa qualifies for Doha above JJ as JJ has said she wont play Bali and Bepa hasnt said anything on it yet so she still could if she doesnt get Doha.

BartoliBabes
Oct 21st, 2009, 09:37 PM
Just realised is Marion wins Bali she will just barely break the 1 million mark for 09. :hearts: She currently hs 802,000. I thought she had only around 700,000. She made only 500,000 last year.

yeah, she surpassed $1,000,000 in 2007 too:hearts:

it would be amazing if she won Bali:lick:

Lighter
Oct 22nd, 2009, 09:27 AM
Imo, WTA waits for YEC injured list players before to confirm Bali :

Road for Bali updated : http://tenfem.streetreporters.net/?p=2252

Ferg
Oct 26th, 2009, 11:43 AM
If Marion wins Bali and JJ doesnt make the semis of Doha then Marion will get to #8 in the world, passing Pennetta, Radwanska, Bepa and JJ.

Marionated
Oct 26th, 2009, 12:50 PM
8 would be a career high rank.

Iceland
Oct 26th, 2009, 02:32 PM
At this point I would feel really sad if she doesn't finish in the top 10.
The best would be to win as many points as possible so that she can be safe for the time when Hénin & Clijsters will regularly play on the tour :/

Ferg
Oct 26th, 2009, 03:09 PM
It would fit everything together so nicely for her best year ever if she won it, 50 wins, $1,000,000 prize money, 3 titles and career best rank!

BartoliBabes
Oct 26th, 2009, 06:55 PM
she can do it, hopefully she's 100% fit

bruce goose
Oct 26th, 2009, 10:28 PM
Well,I'll have to celebrate if Marion wins Bali and achieves that new high ranking.First,I'll rob a bank to get enough spending cash;then,I'll fly to the UK to party with Super Marion and give her a BIG,juicy Latino Muzzle Kiss:lick::p.I can just imagine her cute,sophisticated,pretentious sayings....

Super M:Bruce,forward much
BG:I'm sorry,Alice,I didn't hear what you said(:devil:)
Super M:I said,"Forward mu---MMMMMMPHHH!
BG::kiss::kiss::kiss::kiss::kiss:
Super M: (:D Hmmmm,this has a certain poetic symmetry to it...like an Oscar Wilde classic):kiss::kiss::kiss:

....sorry if I got a little carried away,folks:lol:

Lighter
Oct 28th, 2009, 09:00 AM
It seems that WC for Bali will be given, as expected, to Patty and Kimiko. We have to wait for official confirmation.

Adrian1092
Oct 28th, 2009, 12:15 PM
Sabine and Kimiko it seems now.
This title is yours Marion! ALLEZ :inlove:

BartoliBabes
Oct 28th, 2009, 01:27 PM
it isn't a given Adrian1092, Lisicki especially is going to be tough

the title isn't Marion's yet

Ferg
Oct 28th, 2009, 04:14 PM
Sabs isnt even playing well recently, i think Marion would beat her, especially defensive Marion as Sabs would just commit error after error looking at her Luxembourg run. Its Kimiko id be worried about, shes a very different player and Marion usually doesnt do well against net rushing players. But still, its well within her capability to win here.

Marionated
Oct 28th, 2009, 04:32 PM
Peer is the biggest threat to her imo.

Ferg
Oct 28th, 2009, 04:38 PM
Oh Peer no doubt, i was talking in the context of the two wildcards. The players who i want her to avoid in the group stages at least are Peer and Martinez Sanchez. But she cant get both of them.

Lighter
Oct 28th, 2009, 04:55 PM
Marion seed 1.

Sombrerero loco
Oct 30th, 2009, 12:48 AM
in bali she will win, I hope!
good luck, marion!

bruce goose
Oct 31st, 2009, 05:27 AM
Marion seed 1.How does this work,Lighter?Three groups of four,with each member of a particular group playing the other three in round robin format?I'm speculating that the winner of each quartet,plus the 2nd-place finisher with the best stats,would make the semifinals...haven't seen anything official yet

Ferg
Oct 31st, 2009, 05:26 PM
Bali will be held indoors, better for Marions chances.

Benji79
Nov 2nd, 2009, 05:05 AM
How does this work,Lighter?Three groups of four,with each member of a particular group playing the other three in round robin format?I'm speculating that the winner of each quartet,plus the 2nd-place finisher with the best stats,would make the semifinals...haven't seen anything official yet
No, 4 groups of three. The winners of the groups play in the semifinal where the players are seeded according to their WTA Tour Rankings again.

Iceland
Nov 2nd, 2009, 06:58 AM
Marion got Peer and Rybarikova :help:. Couldn't be any tougher I think.

Ferg
Nov 2nd, 2009, 07:46 AM
This is goddamn typical. |:tape: Well, she almost beat Peer in Indian Wells, and ther surface here is very fast.... Ugh, if she doesnt get through here it'll be so disappointing.

Iceland
Nov 2nd, 2009, 08:03 AM
Yeah she should beat her... but Shahar plays very good tennis now and surely is as motivated as Marion for this tournament.
Even Magda's serve could be hard to retrieve indoors...

At least if Marion gets through, she would have had a good warm up for the semies.

bruce goose
Nov 2nd, 2009, 10:35 AM
No, 4 groups of three. The winners of the groups play in the semifinal where the players are seeded according to their WTA Tour Rankings again.Thanks for explaining;since there could easily be a threesome where the standings finish with a three-way tie at 1-1,I'll assume that number of games won or percentage of sets won will serve as tiebreakers

Marionated
Nov 2nd, 2009, 04:17 PM
I agree. It's not the best of draws, but I don't remember Peer having any notable indoor results.

Lighter
Nov 3rd, 2009, 12:19 PM
Wednesday OoP in Bali :

Center court

Starting at 14:00
Sabine Lisicki (GER) vs Aravane Rezai (FRA)

Followed by
Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) vs Kimiko Date Krumm (JPN)

Not before 18:30
Marion Bartoli (FRA) vs Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK)

Followed by
Samantha Stosur (AUS) vs Agnes Szavay (HUN)

Sombrerero loco
Nov 3rd, 2009, 01:09 PM
ow, she can win in bali for her third title this year....good, marion!

Ferg
Nov 3rd, 2009, 03:02 PM
She must be concentrated here, since if she doesnt win she can forget about it effectively. It just thought my mind seeing it, i was focusing so much on Peer and completely forgot about her match with Rybarikova.

Alizé Molik
Nov 3rd, 2009, 09:57 PM
at least she has the easiest person first ( I think though could be wrong) we shall see!

Lighter
Nov 4th, 2009, 11:20 AM
Marion won her first match in Bali : 6-4 6-4

Only 1 break point out of 6 won during 2nd set. But Magda has a good serve.

Marionated
Nov 4th, 2009, 03:22 PM
Good win. Peer-Rybarikova tomorrow, so Marion-Peer on Friday.

Ferg
Nov 4th, 2009, 03:51 PM
Very relieved. Great straight sets win against a potential banana skin. Nice day of rest tomorrow, so hopefully Peer-Magda will be like 7-6 6-7 7-6 or something.

BartoliBabes
Nov 4th, 2009, 04:32 PM
WD Marion:D

Hope Magda beats Shahar

Iceland
Nov 4th, 2009, 06:39 PM
Bravo Baba, there couldn't be any better start. :yeah:
Please reach that final and make it to the top 10 again :hearts:

bruce goose
Nov 4th, 2009, 07:31 PM
Bravo Baba, there couldn't be any better start. :yeah:
Please reach that final and make it to the top 10 again :hearts:So she regains the Top 10 merely by REACHING the final??She doesn't need to win it??Obviously,I'd rather that Marion took the grand prize there,of course.....Btw,any news on a complete version of the Marion-Li'l Bepa match would be most appreciated...still looking

Iceland
Nov 5th, 2009, 03:17 PM
Marion must beat Shahar if she wants to qualify to the semies. The Israeli won her match pretty easily too 61 76 over Magda.
I expect quite a fight given the history between those two girls. Sadly I've read that Marion hasn't felt so well lately, hope she has enough energy to make her way to the title.

Ferg
Nov 5th, 2009, 03:35 PM
I hope all these stories about Marion feeling unwell are false! If they are true, hopefully the days rest will have benefitted her. Still, remember when we though she couldnt play Australia and was injured in Stanford?

Im not expecting a win, i dont want to get my hopes up. I would be so happpy if she did though.

Lighter
Nov 5th, 2009, 04:04 PM
Friday OoP :
Centre Court (from 14.00hrs)
1. Samantha Stosur vs. María José Martínez Sánchez
2. Sabine Lisicki vs. Melinda Czink
3. Marion Bartoli vs. Shahar Peer (NB 18.30hrs)
4. Yanina Wickmayer vs. Anabel Medina Garrigues

bruce goose
Nov 5th, 2009, 04:07 PM
Three of the four groups are clearcut:Rezai is already in the semis...the Marion-Peer winner advances tomorrow,likewise the MJMS-Stosur winner.The only tricky situation is in the other group.IF Wickmayer wins,then there'll be no drama in re tiebreakers...but if AMG wins,then three gals will be tied at 1-1 in RR play...still haven't heard an explanation on Bali's procedure....Of course,if Yanina wins,then it won't be relevant...THIS year,at least.......:hearts:Marion:hearts: can do this;she broke thru vs. Venus this year,so now it's time for win #2 vs. Peer

Ferg
Nov 5th, 2009, 05:30 PM
Wickmayer was just suspended for a year, and she has to quit Bali apparently. :unsure: