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#kArLoS#
Oct 18th, 2009, 12:36 PM
:woohoo::inlove::aparty:
She will be nş20 the next week;):hearts:

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 18th, 2009, 12:37 PM
well done Yanina ;) :yeah: :D

Uranus
Oct 18th, 2009, 12:38 PM
YEAH! Amazing Yanina :worship:.

Elwin.
Oct 18th, 2009, 12:38 PM
Yanina :banana: :hearts:
Well done :D

Convoluted
Oct 18th, 2009, 12:38 PM
Incredible Wicky :worship: Nerves of steel!

tea
Oct 18th, 2009, 12:39 PM
Yeeeeeees!:worship: Congrats Nina:inlove:

anon57
Oct 18th, 2009, 12:39 PM
Way to go Yanina:bounce:

juki
Oct 18th, 2009, 12:41 PM
Yanina :bounce:

Petkorazzi
Oct 18th, 2009, 12:42 PM
:woohoo:

nevetssllim
Oct 18th, 2009, 12:42 PM
Well done Yanina! ;)

is1531
Oct 18th, 2009, 12:48 PM
Yanina looked tired for a portion of this match. In the ist set she jumped to a 3-0 lead, only to have Kvitova win the next 3 games. Yanina was hitting all her shots down the middle in the ist 6 games of the first set. Yanina woke up in game 7 and starting playing her usual corners game, applying pressure. Wickmayer won the last three games of the first set with 2 unreturned serves in game 9.

Yanina appeared sluggish in the ist 3 games of the 2nd set trailing 2-1, but the key games was game 8 with Yanina leading 4-3 on service for game 8. Yanina trailed 0-30, but Yanina stepped into a two backhand shot down the left sideline for a winner. That shot would carry Yanina the rest of the way. Both players held in their next service game with Wickmayer winning 6-3,6-4.

is1531
Oct 18th, 2009, 12:49 PM
Yanina receives her Birthday cake 2 days early. Feel Good Yanina.

aussieace
Oct 18th, 2009, 12:52 PM
Go Yanina! :woohoo:

Welcome to the top 20! :bounce:

^bibi^
Oct 18th, 2009, 12:53 PM
Great match from Yanina :eek: she was really going for her shots, much better than the one in the Us Open :eek:

Congratulations on entering top 20 :yeah:

jonny84
Oct 18th, 2009, 12:58 PM
Congrats Yanina - and two Belgians in the Top20, and more than likely going to be three!

Hope Yanina keeps this form up!

debby
Oct 18th, 2009, 12:59 PM
Yanina receives her Birthday cake 2 days early. Feel Good Yanina.

Good we will celebrate our birthday the same day :lol:

Congrats for a great and deserved win ! :bounce:

WhoAmI?
Oct 18th, 2009, 01:00 PM
:bounce:
well done, Yanina!

Chrissie-fan
Oct 18th, 2009, 01:02 PM
:banana::banana::banana::yeah:

kman
Oct 18th, 2009, 01:08 PM
:woohoo::inlove::aparty:
She will be nş20 the next week;):hearts:

Good. That means Caroline beat one more top 20 player at the US Open.

Sexysova
Oct 18th, 2009, 01:09 PM
congrats Yanina :D

ElusiveChanteuse
Oct 18th, 2009, 01:10 PM
Well done Yanina!:banana: :yeah:

Great year for her young career for sure.:hearts:

Oh and Happy Birthday!:yeah:

Cersei
Oct 18th, 2009, 01:12 PM
Awesome! :banana:

joe87
Oct 18th, 2009, 01:16 PM
Yanina :yeah:

Great play! :worship:

skanky~skanketta
Oct 18th, 2009, 01:17 PM
Woohoo!

Go Nina! So happy for her!

Nikkiri
Oct 18th, 2009, 01:20 PM
Awesome Wicky :yeah:

mauresmofan
Oct 18th, 2009, 01:35 PM
Wow what great news for Belgian tennis - Henin coming back, Clijsters playing great, Flipkins also doing well and now Wickmayeeeeeer :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes: (Is it true you have to roll your eyes in order to get the pronounciation of her name right?) coming good on her potential. They'll have one hell of a fed cup squad next season!

G&R
Oct 18th, 2009, 01:37 PM
well done Yanina!

Uranium
Oct 18th, 2009, 01:37 PM
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/c1/fullj.03406ba11e5cffb3af35cb6f0670f142/03406ba11e5cffb3af35cb6f0670f142-getty-tennis-wta-wickmayer-kvitova.jpg
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20091018/capt.2eb280a7077d4645be3caa6fcf1313ef.austria_tenn is_generali_ladies_rbr107.jpg

Geertvg
Oct 18th, 2009, 01:43 PM
:D !! COngrats Yanina! Top 20!!

MH0861
Oct 18th, 2009, 01:48 PM
Great year for Yanina :yeah:

M&M
Oct 18th, 2009, 01:50 PM
congrats yanina!

cn ireland
Oct 18th, 2009, 01:57 PM
Congrats Yanina:yeah:!

Very impressive performance from her:)!!

steph1982
Oct 18th, 2009, 02:01 PM
Congrats Yanina :yeah:

FactsPlease
Oct 18th, 2009, 02:04 PM
I wonder what Pam Shriver has to say:

"And the winner of the tournament is WICKMAYERRRRR??????"

:bigwave::bigwave:

itzhak
Oct 18th, 2009, 02:16 PM
Whoopie Whoopie Whoopie, Oi, Oi Oi....

is1531
Oct 18th, 2009, 02:20 PM
Good we will celebrate our birthday the same day :lol:

Congrats for a great and deserved win ! :bounce:

Happy Birthday and many more, Debby. I hope your favorite tennis players bring you joy the rest of the year and many more years.

Tennis Ball
Oct 18th, 2009, 02:39 PM
The second Belgian player to win a tournament as a WC this year. Are Kimmy and Wicky the only 2 players who won a tourn as a WC this season?

RenaSlam.
Oct 18th, 2009, 02:48 PM
Awesome!

bandabou
Oct 18th, 2009, 02:59 PM
Nice...Dutchies should be asking a few things to the Belgians when it's about tennis: How do they do it?

Jorn
Oct 18th, 2009, 03:21 PM
Congrats Yanina! :) Welcome in TOP 20!


Yes BEL can play with Juju, Kim, Yanina and Flipper!

FORZA SARITA
Oct 18th, 2009, 03:35 PM
congrats Yanina :)

Allez-H
Oct 18th, 2009, 03:59 PM
Awesome confirmation after USO from Wicky :yeah: Who is her new (and very cute) coach? :drool:

NA-GOAT
Oct 18th, 2009, 04:37 PM
Wickmayer's luck continues :bigcry:

first USO SF with cakewalk draw

now two Mini Mouse titles barely beating anyone

she will probably win Mini Mouse Bali too :sad:

MechWarrior2k
Oct 18th, 2009, 04:37 PM
No congrats for Kvitova? I guess she doesn't have much for fans. Poor girl.

Uranus
Oct 18th, 2009, 04:44 PM
Good. That means Caroline beat one more top 20 player at the US Open.
:spit: Must be comforting to think this way.

Wickmayer's luck continues :bigcry:

first USO SF with cakewalk draw

now two Mini Mouse titles barely beating anyone

she will probably win Mini Mouse Bali too :sad:
She defeated #11 Flavia Pennetta. And another seed on the way. Petra Kvitova was on fire ousting Radwanska easily the day before. All straight-set matches. Enough for an International title :shrug:.
(I wonder why I even bother replying to one of your :help: posts.)

Eduardo Oliveira
Oct 18th, 2009, 05:49 PM
Yanina :clap2:
Congratulations !!!

Njay16
Oct 18th, 2009, 05:53 PM
I really like her :) Definitely a new fan. Reading her blog she is such a sweet girl. She reminds me a lot of Venus and has potential for a great future. Keep up the excellent work!

LeonHart
Oct 18th, 2009, 06:04 PM
Alex should have beaten her :sad:

Sarah<Kim-fan>
Oct 18th, 2009, 06:23 PM
Awesome confirmation after USO from Wicky :yeah: Who is her new (and very cute) coach? :drool:
lol, I was wondering about that too! on the radio, they asked her about her new coach, and she didn't want to say his name :)
only that she'll decide soon if she'll continue to play with him and that he's doing great so far!

congrats Yanina! top 20 :yeah:

and that birthdaycake looked yummy!!! :bdaycake:

Roookie
Oct 18th, 2009, 06:54 PM
top 20?...:spit:

Petra :hug:

HenryMag.
Oct 18th, 2009, 07:33 PM
Yanina :D

she really is a great player: nice strokes, mentally seems more estable now, and is an amazing athlete...her Estoril Open title really was the motivation she needed to finally show her true potential.

hankqq
Oct 18th, 2009, 08:14 PM
impressive year from Wickmayer-winning a title on clay and now on indoor hardcourt, as well as reaching the uso sf and giving sharapova a tough time on grass in Birmingham. Looks like Yanina can play on all surfaces :yeah:

Break My Rapture
Oct 18th, 2009, 08:29 PM
Congrats Yanina :yeah: You deserve it.

Corswandt
Oct 18th, 2009, 09:25 PM
Expected result - the better player won.

Wickmayer has about 80% of Kvitova's raw power, yet moves almost twice as fast. It's a no-brainer.

Still, I find it difficult to be all that enthusiastic about Wickmayer's game. She plays a power game, yes, but it's solid and generic rather than flairsome or spectacular. It's no coincidence, I think, that she is yet to score a big win over a top player.

skanky~skanketta
Oct 19th, 2009, 04:25 AM
Expected result - the better player won.

Wickmayer has about 80% of Kvitova's raw power, yet moves almost twice as fast. It's a no-brainer.

Still, I find it difficult to be all that enthusiastic about Wickmayer's game. She plays a power game, yes, but it's solid and generic rather than flairsome or spectacular. It's no coincidence, I think, that she is yet to score a big win over a top player.
True, but her time will come. She's pushed a few of them.

Nina may not have a very flamboyant/flashy game, but she's shown tremendous progress. I remember watching her against Daniela last year/2 years ago (I dont remember) and she wasn't as fast as she is now. What I love about her is that on court, she's eager to play and shows a lot of excitement!

Brαm
Oct 19th, 2009, 05:03 AM
Yanina's much faster now that a few months ago! She was moving quite well this week.

congratulations!

<Sven>
Oct 19th, 2009, 07:22 AM
Congratulations Yanina!
Do well in Luxemburg too! I want to see a belgian final :p

Beat
Oct 19th, 2009, 07:35 AM
seems she was able to back up her us open run :) that said, i can't seem to warm to her, i don't know why really... :scratch:

youizahoe
Oct 19th, 2009, 12:49 PM
Well done :D

Sarah<Kim-fan>
Oct 19th, 2009, 03:27 PM
Originally Posted by Allez-H http://imgsrv2.tennisuniverse.com/wtaworld/images/buttons/blue/viewpost.gif (http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?p=16683284#post16683284)
Who is her new (and very cute) coach? :drool:
just read, the guy's called Billy Wilkinson, 29-year old american who coached Akiko Morigami back in 2007. Yanina will decide after Bali if she'll continue to work with him.
I wouldn't mind if she does... :p

Allez-H
Oct 19th, 2009, 03:47 PM
just read, the guy's called Billy Wilkinson, 29-year old american who coached Akiko Morigami back in 2007. Yanina will decide after Bali if she'll continue to work with him.
I wouldn't mind if she does... :p

I second that ;) Thanks for the info :hug: