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saul1333
Sep 1st, 2010, 09:11 PM
Math is awesome :hearts:

JadeFox
Sep 1st, 2010, 09:14 PM
IF SO, then really irresponsible of trainers/her team to let her go out there without checking her out in the hospital first. Brain injuries are SERIOUS stuff guys. Did you hear about Bret Michaels?

Or worse yet, Natasha Richardson?

Ugh! I just hope this is all just gossip!

Temperenka
Sep 1st, 2010, 09:14 PM
There have been a number of stories of people hitting their heads, thinking they are ok, and then passing away later that day.

I'm terrified still. We don't know for sure that Vika will be ok.

:eek: :sad:

hurricanejeanne
Sep 1st, 2010, 09:15 PM
Math is awesome :hearts:

Math def. Jean Marie 6-0, 6-0. And I had some game points in there. :p

I hope that her fall didn't look bad or that she tried to play it off as nothing. Otherwise I'm going to be absolutely livid at her team for not taking her to get looked at.

saul1333
Sep 1st, 2010, 09:17 PM
Math def. Jean Marie 6-0, 6-0. And I had some game points in there. :p

Haha..oh come now it cant be that bad. If you can add and subtract that should be a game or two :lol:

Daruma.
Sep 1st, 2010, 09:20 PM
Haha..oh come now it cant be that bad. If you can add and subtract that should be a game or two :lol:

It's totally off topic, but I used to be terrible at math. I used to believe that even if I studied, I would fail. Once, I scored 17 out of 100. Such a shame. :tape: I worked on it so, so hard. Now I don't want to study anything other than math, I just love it so much. :lol:

bluestorm10
Sep 1st, 2010, 09:21 PM
Some recent crap posted in GM has made me really really sad. :sad: About people in general. Nice to see many people be classy and good human beings about this but others...I have no words.

Break My Rapture
Sep 1st, 2010, 09:21 PM
kman is craptastic douche. :o He really needs to get banned.

hurricanejeanne
Sep 1st, 2010, 09:23 PM
Haha..oh come now it cant be that bad. If you can add and subtract that should be a game or two :lol:

I can add fine, subtraction I have to take my time at otherwise I start rushing and messing up. So I'm a slow mover. And then when you get into the more complicated stuff I just try to moonball my way through it. :p :lol:

Jane Lane
Sep 1st, 2010, 09:23 PM
What happened? Should I go over there and curse them out again? It worked before :) Classily of course.

hurricanejeanne
Sep 1st, 2010, 09:24 PM
kman is craptastic douche. :o He really needs to get banned.

That's a pretty good description. :haha:

bluestorm10
Sep 1st, 2010, 09:25 PM
What happened? Should I go over there and curse them out again? It worked before :) Classily of course.

I don't know. I can't seem to find it or my reply to him. Basically was using this to build Caro up and tear Vika down. Like, WTF right?

Nina.
Sep 1st, 2010, 09:27 PM
kman is just :weirdo: totally messed up. But it's nice to read nice stuff from people who usually are anti-Vika :)

Jane Lane
Sep 1st, 2010, 09:27 PM
Ugh honestly he needs to shove off. WTF does Caro have to do with this besides the fact that she's Vika's friend and is concerned.

saul1333
Sep 1st, 2010, 09:28 PM
It's totally off topic, but I used to be terrible at math. I used to believe that even if I studied, I would fail. Once, I scored 17 out of 100. Such a shame. :tape: I worked on it so, so hard. Now I don't want to study anything other than math, I just love it so much. :lol:

Very nice..shows how studying really work..I could never study no matter how quiet or how boring it was :help:

I can add fine, subtraction I have to take my time at otherwise I start rushing and messing up. So I'm a slow mover. And then when you get into the more complicated stuff I just try to moonball my way through it. :p :lol:

I can understand math and I can understand tennis..but not tennis-math :lol:

Martian Jeza
Sep 1st, 2010, 09:31 PM
kman reaction's too much : not all Caroline fans are like him so don't worry !

Ksenia.
Sep 1st, 2010, 09:34 PM
Hey, I'm done with math so now I am a full-time paranoid like you guys. Weren't we supposed to have "news in 20 minutes" 1.5h ago? :sobbing:

bluestorm10
Sep 1st, 2010, 09:34 PM
Hey, I'm done with math so now I am a full-time paranoid like you guys. Weren't we supposed to have "news in 20 minutes" 1.5h ago? :sobbing:

I have a strong feeling that the news they promised us was that it wasn't primarily heat related and that they can't say anything due to privacy issues.

Break My Rapture
Sep 1st, 2010, 09:35 PM
I don't know how I'm gonna sleep not knowing Vika's state. :sad: I just wanna know if she's gonna be okay. :bigcry:

VIKA?
Sep 1st, 2010, 09:35 PM
Hey, I'm done with math so now I am a full-time paranoid like you guys. Weren't we supposed to have "news in 20 minutes" 1.5h ago? :sobbing:

I know:sobbing: nothing new?

Nina.
Sep 1st, 2010, 09:35 PM
Hey, I'm done with math so now I am a full-time paranoid like you guys. Weren't we supposed to have "news in 20 minutes" 1.5h ago? :sobbing:

I thought "20 minutes" were announced when I made dinner and I ate at 8 :awww:

hurricanejeanne
Sep 1st, 2010, 09:35 PM
Very nice..shows how studying really work..I could never study no matter how quiet or how boring it was :help:



I can understand math and I can understand tennis..but not tennis-math :lol:

LOL moonballing in math for me is literally just guessing. I've actually gotten points on tests for being creative with my guessing. :lol:

Andreas
Sep 1st, 2010, 09:36 PM
Hey, I'm done with math so now I am a full-time paranoid like you guys. Weren't we supposed to have "news in 20 minutes" 1.5h ago? :sobbing:

Exactly :sobbing: I keep refreshing here in hope of news about Vika, but no, just pregnancy and maths talk :p:lol:

I really, really want to know what's going on :sad:

Vikapower
Sep 1st, 2010, 09:36 PM
kman is just :weirdo: totally messed up. But it's nice to read nice stuff from people who usually are anti-Vika :)
Kman always does that in each and every discussions he comes with his Caro this, Caro that BS... :rolleyes: Tennisfan66 does the same thing too but Kman really really goes overboard. :o

Jane Lane
Sep 1st, 2010, 09:37 PM
Honestly I've never used so much profanity on this forum as I have today. I really can't stand most people. :lol: You guys & the Chak forum really are the only people I care to listen to.

bluestorm10
Sep 1st, 2010, 09:39 PM
Honestly I've never used so much profanity on this forum as I have today. I really can't stand most people. :lol: You guys & the Chak forum really are the only people I care to listen to.

:hug: I actually wanna say that having this place for Vika fans and you guys on it has never been more important as it has been today. I've really needed to worry with other people and talk stuff out. :tears: Thank you all.

Ksenia.
Sep 1st, 2010, 09:40 PM
USO facebook update actually refers to footage of Vika's collapse as "highlights of the match" :o

Vikapower
Sep 1st, 2010, 09:41 PM
kman reaction's too much : not all Caroline fans are like him so don't worry !
Martian Jeza I know you're a Caro fan but gosh I've never understood how you and other Caro fans nest a guy like Kman. :help: I've often got in fights with him in Caro discussions and I always thought he was a troll but at that point and in a situation like that isn't even trolling anymore. :rolleyes: I've always told him and Tennisfan66 that they're a shame to the Caro cause... and its clearly because of them that there is so much hating on Caro in GM.

hurricanejeanne
Sep 1st, 2010, 09:41 PM
USO facebook update actually refers to footage of Vika's collapse as "highlights of the match" :o

Seriously? :tape:

Daruma.
Sep 1st, 2010, 09:42 PM
Good night and day to everyone. I hope there will be news - good news in this case - really soon so that you guys won't have to go mad waiting for something official. I can't stay awake any more, so I'm going to bed now in the hope of waking up to some good news. :wavey:

Jane Lane
Sep 1st, 2010, 09:42 PM
:hug: I actually wanna say that having this place for Vika fans and you guys on it has never been more important as it has been today. I've really needed to worry with other people and talk stuff out. :tears: Thank you all.

:hug::hug::hug:
It's stuff like this that a forum is about. People bonding over a common intrest. Obviously today is an unforseen circumstance but I'm glad we're all here for each other.

Nina.
Sep 1st, 2010, 09:42 PM
:hug: I actually wanna say that having this place for Vika fans and you guys on it has never been more important as it has been today. I've really needed to worry with other people and talk stuff out. :tears: Thank you all.

:hug:

I think Vikaland is great forum because we just get along well & cheer for Vika although we have different other faves :D

Break My Rapture
Sep 1st, 2010, 09:43 PM
Good night and day to everyone. I hope there will be news - good news in this case - really soon so that you guys won't have to go mad waiting for something official. I can't stay awake any more, so I'm going to bed now in the hope of waking up to some good news. :wavey:
Night. :awww:

saul1333
Sep 1st, 2010, 09:44 PM
I agree..Vikaland has the best inhabitants :hearts:

JadeFox
Sep 1st, 2010, 09:46 PM
USO facebook update actually refers to footage of Vika's collapse as "highlights of the match" :o

Fuck right on off USO facebook! :fiery:

hellas719
Sep 1st, 2010, 09:55 PM
@Nina.-I agree :D
I love Yanina and everyone else here hates her and I get upset at what people post about Yanina in the GM but when it comes to Vika we all love each other :D

Vikapower
Sep 1st, 2010, 10:02 PM
^ You didn't ask my opinion on Yanina ? :angel:

Nina.
Sep 1st, 2010, 10:03 PM
I'm completely neutral towards Yanina ;) but many of you like Ivanovic and I...well not so much :lol: but it's about respect in the end, I think. After all, I don't know any of these players in person so no need to exeggerate ;)

Jane Lane
Sep 1st, 2010, 10:04 PM
I :inlove: Yanina. :yeah:
See? We're just so awesome here.

bluestorm10
Sep 1st, 2010, 10:05 PM
Just wondering what caused her original fall in the gym in the first place? Was it just a normal fall where she just got out of balance or was she dizzy there too?

Break My Rapture
Sep 1st, 2010, 10:07 PM
Apparently Vika hurt her arm as well in the gym.

Nina.
Sep 1st, 2010, 10:08 PM
That's what Matt Cronin "heard" :shrug: so I'm really not sure what to make out of it...

hurricanejeanne
Sep 1st, 2010, 10:09 PM
Vika's been released from the hospital and is in good condition!

Jane Lane
Sep 1st, 2010, 10:09 PM
GOOD NEWS! She's out of the hospital!

Phesto
Sep 1st, 2010, 10:10 PM
They just said on ESPN that Vika was released and is in good condition.

Yay!

bluestorm10
Sep 1st, 2010, 10:10 PM
Oh thank God!!! :sobbing:

saul1333
Sep 1st, 2010, 10:10 PM
ESPN said she is in her hotel room :)

Jane Lane
Sep 1st, 2010, 10:10 PM
This is awesome news! :)

JadeFox
Sep 1st, 2010, 10:10 PM
GOOD NEWS! She's out of the hospital!

You beat me to it! Boo! :p

Kidding, great news! :woohoo:

hurricanejeanne
Sep 1st, 2010, 10:11 PM
I hope her fall was silly, like she tripped or something. Which is possible consisdering gyms are usually very clustered.

bluestorm10
Sep 1st, 2010, 10:12 PM
So happy! Everyone, let's all get in for one final group hug of relief. :lol:

Temperenka
Sep 1st, 2010, 10:12 PM
Thank god!!!!

Rest up Vika! :)

allrounder
Sep 1st, 2010, 10:13 PM
Welcome news at last :)

Expecting loads of 'drama queen' posts now in GM :rolleyes:

Break My Rapture
Sep 1st, 2010, 10:13 PM
Phew so relieved. :awww: Rest up well, Vika. :hug:

Nina.
Sep 1st, 2010, 10:13 PM
Great to hear that she's feeling better.

bluestorm10
Sep 1st, 2010, 10:13 PM
Welcome news at last :)

Expecting loads of 'drama queen' posts now in GM :rolleyes:

I know. But that'd be ridiculous. Why would someone fake collapsing seriously? :rolleyes:

Jane Lane
Sep 1st, 2010, 10:14 PM
Yay group hug! :hug::hug::hug::hug:

Vikapower
Sep 1st, 2010, 10:14 PM
GOOD NEWS! She's out of the hospital!
Great news. :worship:

Sander.
Sep 1st, 2010, 10:15 PM
Great to hear she's OK! :D

TheBoiledEgg
Sep 1st, 2010, 10:16 PM
good news :) :D
hope its the last of her bad luck for long long time.

VIKA?
Sep 1st, 2010, 10:16 PM
yesss!:bounce:

VIKA?
Sep 1st, 2010, 10:17 PM
Will she play doubles then?

bluestorm10
Sep 1st, 2010, 10:18 PM
Will she play doubles then?

I somehow doubt it. :lol: Although you never know I guess.

Ballbasher
Sep 1st, 2010, 10:18 PM
Thank god Vika is ok. :awww: I was SOOO worried!

allrounder
Sep 1st, 2010, 10:18 PM
I doubt they'l let her play doubles after this so soon :lol:

Maybe won't see her until Tokyo now at the end of September :sad:

VIKA?
Sep 1st, 2010, 10:20 PM
I hope she doesn't.

now a few weeks without Vika:sobbing:

Break My Rapture
Sep 1st, 2010, 10:20 PM
She better skip doubles now. :sobbing:

Temperenka
Sep 1st, 2010, 10:22 PM
I've come to like Vika's breaks. She tends to come back from breaks in her best form. She always does will in Australia and won Stanford after not having been on the court for a while. So she might have better luck in Tokyo having not played lately.

bluestorm10
Sep 1st, 2010, 10:24 PM
As a side note, I can't believe how unbelievably drained of energy I am now. :lol:

Hope she takes a bit of a break actually. I also hope they've diagnosed what went wrong instead of just releasing her since she happened to be okay at the time. I'd think a lot more observation is needed.

VIKA?
Sep 1st, 2010, 10:26 PM
Stosur heads list
Azarenka, bartoli and Peer from top 20
Kirilenko ;) :D

thats all from top 50
Pivovarova :)

Coin #123 last one in MD

next in
Panova, Osterloh


Osaka entry list!!

fuck yes:bounce: I so wanted her to play there:yippee:

bluestorm10
Sep 1st, 2010, 10:28 PM
From James La Rosa:

Yup, @vika7 fell at the gym before her match. Mild concussion.

allrounder
Sep 1st, 2010, 10:28 PM
Osaka doesn't have any streams though does it? :sad: Vika needs a MM title now badly with her dropping off the pace for Doha and having 370 points coming off, it'd be a bonus if she could at least qualify for Bali.

allrounder
Sep 1st, 2010, 10:29 PM
From James La Rosa:

Yup, @vika7 fell at the gym before her match. Mild concussion.

The fact a pro athlete was allowed to play with concussion is a farce :help:

bluestorm10
Sep 1st, 2010, 10:30 PM
I know right. I don't know who to be more mad at: the medical staff or her own frigging team. OF COURSE Vika wants to play out there. But precautions are always necessary.

Per La Rosa again:

Azarenka's statement: "I was checked by the medical team before I went on court and they were courtside for monitoring."

VIKA?
Sep 1st, 2010, 10:31 PM
Osaka doesn't have any streams though does it? :sad: Vika needs a MM title now badly with her dropping off the pace for Doha and having 370 points coming off, it'd be a bonus if she could at least qualify for Bali.

I remember last year they had streams for the semis and final. But probably bet 365 will show from the first day. Also Japanese TV shows lot of tennis :awww:

bluestorm10
Sep 1st, 2010, 10:31 PM
La Rosa:

Azarenka +: "I felt worse as the match went on...I also started having trouble seeing and felt weak before I fell."

allrounder
Sep 1st, 2010, 10:32 PM
The medical team need firing then :( you'd think they'd have pulled her off the court after seeing her staggering about and when she missed that serve with an airshot it was pretty clear she wasn't going to be OK :mad:

Nina.
Sep 1st, 2010, 10:34 PM
The medical team need firing then :( you'd think they'd have pulled her off the court after seeing her staggering about and when she missed that serve with an airshot it was pretty clear she wasn't going to be OK :mad:

That was the latest when it should have been clear that she was in bad condition.

hurricanejeanne
Sep 1st, 2010, 10:35 PM
I know right. I don't know who to be more mad at: the medical staff or her own frigging team. OF COURSE Vika wants to play out there. But precautions are always necessary.

Per La Rosa again:

Azarenka's statement: "I was checked by the medical team before I went on court and they were courtside for monitoring."

Hmmm sounds like she was gonna just give it a try, but still in that heat with a concussion is just stupid. The medical team AND her team should have put their foot down. Usually the way to treat the concussion is to rest for a few days, she'll need to be watched constantly, especially when she sleeps to makes sure she doesn't get worse.

But I'm happy it's not something that's going to be a problem in the future for her.

allrounder
Sep 1st, 2010, 10:39 PM
I hope she hasn't entered Osaka and decided to skip the Kremlin cup because it's only a week before Moscow, it would have made more sense to play in Linz that week :confused:

saul1333
Sep 1st, 2010, 10:43 PM
On TTC they said Vika was running forward on a sprint and hit her arm and head

hurricanejeanne
Sep 1st, 2010, 10:50 PM
They just read her statement on ESPN. So happy she's okay but she's gotta be careful when she running in training. :p

I'm so happy I can giggle about this now. But god, she's got to stop scaring the crap out of us! :sobbing:

Nina.
Sep 1st, 2010, 10:50 PM
on a sidenote, that sounds so much like something I would do :o :lol:

Temperenka
Sep 1st, 2010, 10:51 PM
Vika has such crap luck when it comes to slams. When she has a bad draw, she is playing well. When she gets a good draw/has potential to go deep.. she either isn't playing well or is hurt.

:sad:

hurricanejeanne
Sep 1st, 2010, 10:51 PM
on a sidenote, that sounds so much like something I would do :o :lol:

Same here, I'm notorious for running into door jams. :tape:

Vikapower
Sep 1st, 2010, 10:56 PM
What's concussion ? :shrug: I'm not used to english medical terms...

Nina.
Sep 1st, 2010, 10:58 PM
It's commotion cérébrale (hope you're French and not just using the flag :lol:)

bluestorm10
Sep 1st, 2010, 10:59 PM
I'm sure someone else will explain it better but basically it occurs when you hit your head and your brain is kinda jarred. It gets you disoriented, dizzy, etc after.

Vikapower
Sep 1st, 2010, 11:07 PM
It's commotion cérébrale (hope you're French and not just using the flag :lol:)
Thanks Nina, yes I'm really french I understood... :lol: :lol: I was actually thinking about : "traumatisme crânien" another term we use to describe that but wasn't sure... So actually you can let a player with such a serious injury play tennis on a court in such conditions ? :help: I wonder who is the first person to get fired in the medical staff or in Vika's team. :smash:

hurricanejeanne
Sep 1st, 2010, 11:07 PM
A concussion is an injury to the brain that causes immediate impairment of neurologic function as the result of a forceful blow to the head. Simply put, a concussion is a temporary injury to the brain tissue. Depending on the force of the injury the concussion can have variable types and duration of symptoms.

So basically, it's a bruise to the brain.

Vikapower
Sep 1st, 2010, 11:16 PM
Thanks to all. :wavey: This is really really bad. :eek: Vika must have really knocked her head hard to het such an injury I'm very suprised.

Spiritof42
Sep 1st, 2010, 11:19 PM
Even before the official statement was released, as soon as I heard unconfirmed reports that she had hit her head during practice earlier today, I suspected she had probably suffered a mild concussion before the match, and of course the LAST thing you want to do in that situation is subject yourself to high-intensity physical activity under such oppressing heat. She had classic symptoms of minor head trauma, and these symptoms appeared too early in the match to be the result of heat stroke alone. Her brain needed rest to repair itself, but instead it was subjected to an environmental ordeal while the tissue was probably still swelling...

I'm *tremendously* relieved that she is now doing better, because the brain is such a fragile and vital organ and damage is not always reversible, but I can't believe how unlucky she is. Last year in Australia it was the combination of a viral illness and the heat that took her down. She had thrown up all night, and set foot on court on an empty stomach and without proper hydration. Both times, she entered the match with an existing condition which was exacerbated by the brutal conditions. She did not fall prey to the heat alone because of poor fitness, as some people have claimed.

JamieOwen3
Sep 1st, 2010, 11:23 PM
rest up Vika, sad because i wanted a vika masha final :sad:

HowardH
Sep 1st, 2010, 11:47 PM
It's good to hear she's recovering. Hopefully no complications in her recovery.

Spiritof42, sounds like you're quite knowledgeable about this kind of thing.

hurricanejeanne
Sep 2nd, 2010, 12:01 AM
Is anyone else exhausted after all of this? I feel like I've worked out for 10 hours straight.

VIKA?
Sep 2nd, 2010, 12:03 AM
Is anyone else exhausted after all of this? I feel like I've worked out for 10 hours straight.

me:tears:

allrounder
Sep 2nd, 2010, 12:04 AM
The time spent worrying for what was supposed to be '20 minutes' that ended up being 3 hours was a bit draining to say the least, but with the good news at the end i suppose it was worth it :)

Kman's finally been banned too lol

Nina.
Sep 2nd, 2010, 12:06 AM
It was exhausting and definitely how I expected the afternoon to go.

kman is banned?? :D

VIKA?
Sep 2nd, 2010, 12:06 AM
The time spent worrying for what was supposed to be '20 minutes' that ended up being 3 hours was a bit draining to say the least, but with the good news at the end i suppose it was worth it :)

Kman's finally been banned too lol

finally:bounce::sobbing:

HowardH
Sep 2nd, 2010, 12:07 AM
I think everyone's a bit tired.

Looking up info on concussion, it seems that the medical team must have assessed Vika's concussion to be a grade 1 type, where you can usually return to sports activity on the same day, so long as you have been examined by trained professionals, and all symptoms have subsided. However, given the intense heat and the elite level of play, probably in this case Vika should not have been allowed to play. At the very least at the slightest sign of recurrence of symptoms- which happened a couple of games before- she should have been immediately pulled off the court, no matter how much she wanted to play. She probably told them something like "don't pull me off the court unless I say so", but they should have ignored her.

http://neurology.health-cares.net/concussion-treatment.php

Edit: wait kman was banned? I never went to that thread in GM so don't know exactly what he said, but I guess there was every chance he would say something foolish...

hurricanejeanne
Sep 2nd, 2010, 12:08 AM
The time spent worrying for what was supposed to be '20 minutes' that ended up being 3 hours was a bit draining to say the least, but with the good news at the end i suppose it was worth it :)

Kman's finally been banned too lol

:bounce::bounce::bounce: I'm sure it's just a temporary ban though. :p

Definitely worth it in the long run to know that Vika will be okay. I'm not sure what's worse today's drama or a crazy three set match.:lol:

allrounder
Sep 2nd, 2010, 12:24 AM
Edit: wait kman was banned? I never went to that thread in GM so don't know exactly what he said, but I guess there was every chance he would say something foolish...
I don't usually go into GM a whole lot but couldn't really resist it today by being desperate for some Vika updates :sad: He was basically just trolling by saying stuff like Vika's retirement proved she wasn't mentally or physically good enough unlike his precious Caro :weirdo: i'm sure he already had a temp ban before around last summer so i don't know if he was on his last chance or not. Why he always targets Vika/Vika fans i don't know as the biggest Caro basher's on GM aren't even Vika fans.

bluestorm10
Sep 2nd, 2010, 12:25 AM
I don't usually go into GM a whole lot but couldn't really resist it today by desperate for some Vika updates :sad: He was basically just trolling by saying stuff like Vika's retirement proved she wasn't mentally or physically good enough unlike his precious Caro :weirdo: i'm sure he already had a temp ban before around last summer so i don't know if he was on his last chance or not.

I hope it was. It was truly disgusting to read what he was saying. I hope (and think) that I will never stoop to that level ever.

Also, yeah, I'm exhausted too plus I have a huge headache now. :lol: Seems like everything's okay now though so I'll take it.

bluestorm10
Sep 2nd, 2010, 12:34 AM
So...Vika's name is on the sched for tomorrow doubles. Am I safe in assuming that that'll be a W/O? :lol:

Jane Lane
Sep 2nd, 2010, 12:35 AM
kman was banned? win!
I'm just glad everything turned out fine and Vikaland is still in one piece and we're all still alive. :lol:

Nina.
Sep 2nd, 2010, 12:39 AM
let's hope for happier times now :D

macginity
Sep 2nd, 2010, 12:53 AM
Is anyone else exhausted after all of this? I feel like I've worked out for 10 hours straight.

During the time with no news about her I couldn't concentrate in anything that I was doing. Now that I know she's ok I feel like I did my work of a month in a day. But the day isn't over yet and I have to finish everything. :rocker:

allrounder
Sep 2nd, 2010, 01:13 AM
So...Vika's name is on the sched for tomorrow doubles. Am I safe in assuming that that'll be a W/O? :lol:

On the USO wiki page it has Vika/Dinara's spot now down as ALT's TBD so maybe they have withdrawn.

Martian Jeza
Sep 2nd, 2010, 01:14 AM
Is anyone else exhausted after all of this? I feel like I've worked out for 10 hours straight.

I'm not exhausted because I knew she'd be fine after all ! She's a fighter, people shouldn't forget that !

About kman : a shame he's like me a Caroline Wozniacki fan but I know the biggest Caro bashers aren't from the Vika fanbase : much more from the Sharapova, Dementieva one ! Just my humble opinion.

Jane Lane
Sep 2nd, 2010, 02:57 AM
Another statement by Vika:
I want to thank everyone for your well wishes after my retirement today. I wanted to let you all know that I am doing well and feeling much better. I was warming up in the gym prior to my match against Gisela Dulko when I accidentally fell and hit my head. I tried my very best to play and finish the match however it just was not possible. I was taken to the hospital for some medical tests and I’m back at my hotel feeling better now. I would like to wish Gisela best of luck with the rest of the tournament and thank her for her concern. I would also like to think the US Open staff and doctors who have done a wonderful job. While I am very disappointed, I really appreciate all of your support and look forward to getting back on the court very soon.
:hug: I'm assuming very soon does not mean tommorow. :lol: No dubs.

Temperenka
Sep 2nd, 2010, 03:10 AM
Glad to hear that she is feeling better :yeah: :)

Hopefully she plays well for the rest of the year and somehow manages to make the YEC. Doubt it though. Maybe she should play a MM to make the other Year End tournament?

macginity
Sep 2nd, 2010, 03:13 AM
Another statement by Vika:
I want to thank everyone for your well wishes after my retirement today. I wanted to let you all know that I am doing well and feeling much better. I was warming up in the gym prior to my match against Gisela Dulko when I accidentally fell and hit my head. I tried my very best to play and finish the match however it just was not possible. I was taken to the hospital for some medical tests and I’m back at my hotel feeling better now. I would like to wish Gisela best of luck with the rest of the tournament and thank her for her concern. I would also like to think the US Open staff and doctors who have done a wonderful job. While I am very disappointed, I really appreciate all of your support and look forward to getting back on the court very soon.


Oh Vika, you're so :hug:
Today my admiration for her grew even more.

Martian Jeza
Sep 2nd, 2010, 03:36 AM
I'll miss Victoria very much during the rest of the whole US Open but I hope she'll be back soon to kick back some asses on tennis courts ! Get well soon, Victoria :hug: :smooch: :hug: :smooch:

Oh, if some Vika fans have twitter, here's my nickname : Hingisteaniacki

hurricanejeanne
Sep 2nd, 2010, 03:50 AM
Another statement by Vika:
I want to thank everyone for your well wishes after my retirement today. I wanted to let you all know that I am doing well and feeling much better. I was warming up in the gym prior to my match against Gisela Dulko when I accidentally fell and hit my head. I tried my very best to play and finish the match however it just was not possible. I was taken to the hospital for some medical tests and I’m back at my hotel feeling better now. I would like to wish Gisela best of luck with the rest of the tournament and thank her for her concern. I would also like to think the US Open staff and doctors who have done a wonderful job. While I am very disappointed, I really appreciate all of your support and look forward to getting back on the court very soon.
:hug: I'm assuming very soon does not mean tommorow. :lol: No dubs.

:awww: I'm just so relieved she's going to be okay. I hope she doesn't play dubs, it doesn't look like she will but you never know with Vika. :lol:

saul1333
Sep 2nd, 2010, 03:56 AM
Another statement by Vika:
I want to thank everyone for your well wishes after my retirement today. I wanted to let you all know that I am doing well and feeling much better. I was warming up in the gym prior to my match against Gisela Dulko when I accidentally fell and hit my head. I tried my very best to play and finish the match however it just was not possible. I was taken to the hospital for some medical tests and I’m back at my hotel feeling better now. I would like to wish Gisela best of luck with the rest of the tournament and thank her for her concern. I would also like to think the US Open staff and doctors who have done a wonderful job. While I am very disappointed, I really appreciate all of your support and look forward to getting back on the court very soon.
:hug: I'm assuming very soon does not mean tommorow. :lol: No dubs.

Very relieved by this message :)

hERi
Sep 2nd, 2010, 04:20 AM
for me, USO is over without Vika...I just wish the winner wouldn't be caro, radwanska or jelena..lol

macginity
Sep 2nd, 2010, 04:51 AM
Now that everything's ok I'd like to say that I think Vika should use a helmet or something like that while warming up.
C'mon Vika, the last thing we need is to worry about you during warm up. That's what we do with kids. ;)

Just kiddind, everyone.

bluestorm10
Sep 2nd, 2010, 05:03 AM
Now that everything's ok I'd like to say that I think Vika should use a helmet or something like that while warming up.
C'mon Vika, the last thing we need is to worry about you during warm up. That's what we do with kids. ;)

Just kiddind, everyone.

:lol: I'd like to see pics of that.

By the way, Kim tweeted this:

@vika7 hi vika, i hope you are ok! Take good care of yourself... Big hug , kim and a kiss from Jada x

:awww: Kim's all class.

VIKA?
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:59 AM
Kimberly:hug: nice from her.

also nice to read that she's feeling better, it's a shame that she's out though:tears::hug:

VIKA?
Sep 2nd, 2010, 08:01 AM
Talked to Vika! She is feeling better! Hope she will be good very soon! Send all the best wishes to her!!

Bff :hug:

Ksenia.
Sep 2nd, 2010, 08:45 AM
Phew, good news. I was worried all morning before I could go online :lol:

Sp!ffy
Sep 2nd, 2010, 09:02 AM
Glad to hear that she is feeling better :yeah: :)

Hopefully she plays well for the rest of the year and somehow manages to make the YEC. Doubt it though. Maybe she should play a MM to make the other Year End tournament?

I really don't want to dash your hopes but the chance of her making the YEC now is slim. :awww: Of course, it's not impossible though.

VIKA?
Sep 2nd, 2010, 09:32 AM
Vika and Safina are scheduled to play today:scared:

Ksenia.
Sep 2nd, 2010, 09:34 AM
w/o please!

bluestorm10
Sep 2nd, 2010, 10:29 AM
Just wanted to ask what are all of your thoughts on the Greg Couch article posted in GM? I stated there that I agreed with him. Also, while I doubt it will happen, I think several questions need to be answered by the trained people around her.

Igor_Biscan
Sep 2nd, 2010, 10:58 AM
I don't think you can really blame Vika for wanting to play. Probably the more critical thing was the medical time out after the first three games. If she was losing feeling in her hand they should have stopped the match right there as there was obviously a serious problem.

I'm still a bit numb myself from yesterday, hard to form a clear opinion on this.

HowardH
Sep 2nd, 2010, 01:55 PM
I don't think you can really blame Vika for wanting to play. Probably the more critical thing was the medical time out after the first three games. If she was losing feeling in her hand they should have stopped the match right there as there was obviously a serious problem.

I'm still a bit numb myself from yesterday, hard to form a clear opinion on this.

Yes, it's understandable that she wanted to keep trying.

I did think they should have stopped it earlier. But it's a slam, it's a big call. It's hard to figure out exactly what should have been done. I wonder, to what extent is the player in control of this, and to what extent can other people force her stop? I mean, if it was a slam final, let's say, and she was a set up, she might not want to stop no matter what, even if it was dangerous to her. Would someone have the authority to actually force her to stop? Now that I think about it, this part actually puzzles me. I imagine that there's a certain point at which the medical advisors are able to simply force a player to stop even if they do not want to, but I'm not familiar enough with the details of these rules to be sure.

allrounder
Sep 2nd, 2010, 02:11 PM
If it wasn't a slam maybe she wouldn't have risked it, but I agree you can't really blame her for wanting to play especially after being cleared by the medical staff. It'd be interesting to know how close to the match beginning that her accident occurred as people have said one of the US TV pundits (can't remember which one) spoke to her before before the match and said she seemed positive and upbeat with nothing seemingly wrong with her so i'd imagine it probably happened after that.

It's still a little puzzling to know that there were medics courtside the whole time monitoring her that knew about her accident, but they did nothing when she showed signs of struggling well before she eventually collapsed and even at 5th game changeover it didn't seem as if she was even advised to retire.

Anyway at least she seems to be OK now :) I hope 2011 brings her more luck on the injury front because surely she can't do worse than this year :sad: The only good thing about if she finishes just outside the top 10 would be that it'd allow her to be more in control of her own schedule with no incentives to play whilst she's not 100%.

auntie janie
Sep 2nd, 2010, 02:49 PM
She's on the schedule to play doubles with Dinara later today. :eek:

Jane Lane
Sep 2nd, 2010, 03:14 PM
There's no way she can go out there. Right?

Nina.
Sep 2nd, 2010, 03:16 PM
They probably haven't fixed it yet because the schedule came out yesterday evening when there weren't exact news.

Vikapower
Sep 2nd, 2010, 03:42 PM
She's on the schedule to play doubles with Dinara later today. :eek:
Yeah I checked, re-checked there's no Vika-Safina playing doubles, the schedule watched was the one from yesterday I guess.

EDIT : Oops I saw it too, she's scheduled for court 6 against Black/Rodionova this is weird...

VIKA?
Sep 2nd, 2010, 03:43 PM
good:)

Break My Rapture
Sep 2nd, 2010, 04:55 PM
She's not seriously playing doubles right??? Please don't!

Glad to know she's okay. Nice messages from Kim and Caro. :hug:

Pizza-nille
Sep 2nd, 2010, 05:16 PM
Oh no. Poor Viki :( Colapsing and wetting pants are not good memories to bring from the US. :( Really she could have won

allrounder
Sep 2nd, 2010, 06:01 PM
Vika/Safina have now been replaced by ALT's on the OOP ;)

Break My Rapture
Sep 2nd, 2010, 06:03 PM
Good. :D Vika needs as much rest as possible.

saul1333
Sep 2nd, 2010, 06:05 PM
We will have to wait to see the dynamic duo of Vika and Dinara :sobbing:

get some nice rest :hug:

allrounder
Sep 2nd, 2010, 06:09 PM
It's more like a self destructive duo :lol:

Martian Jeza
Sep 2nd, 2010, 06:21 PM
Victoria playing already back ? She's a crazy girl :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: Good luck with Dinara but it will be difficult !

bluestorm10
Sep 2nd, 2010, 06:37 PM
Actually, she's not playing doubles. ;) We might have to go there and actually barricade her in her room if she hadn't pulled out of doubles.

Also, I'm sorry if it seemed in my earlier post that I was pinning the blame on Vika. I am actually of the mindset that it's understandable on her part that she didn't stop herself out there. Either because she really wants to compete or, more likely, she's too far gone with her concussion that she's unable to be fully rational and aware at that moment. I do believe that it was irresponsible of the medical team to let her continue especially as I think Nina said she had clearly whiffed on her serves, looked dazed and was definitely exhibiting concussive symptoms throughout the match.

I'm glad she's okay now but the thought that it could have been much much worse due to negligence on the medical part (whether the tournament doctors or her team) is difficult to stomach and it'd be the same for any player.

bluestorm10
Sep 2nd, 2010, 06:43 PM
On another note, I can't stand how some news websites still have headlines like "Azarenka Succumbs to the Heat". :(

No, she didn't. She had a concussion. Now in the future when it's hot and she's struggling they'll bring up this incident along with the Serena AO one. :rolleyes:

saul1333
Sep 2nd, 2010, 06:43 PM
On ESPN they said the warm up fall was only 5 mins before the match began :sad:

Martian Jeza
Sep 2nd, 2010, 06:45 PM
On ESPN they said the warm up fall was only 5 mins before the match began :sad:

the match of yesterday, you mean.

About the doubles, weird because no W/O announcement has been made so far.

saul1333
Sep 2nd, 2010, 06:46 PM
the match of yesterday, you mean.

About the doubles, weird because no W/O announcement has been made so far.

Yes ;)

and they said on ESPN she also WD from dubs..

allrounder
Sep 2nd, 2010, 06:50 PM
On another note, I can't stand how some news websites still have headlines like "Azarenka Succumbs to the Heat". :(

No, she didn't. She had a concussion. Now in the future when it's hot and she's struggling they'll bring up this incident along with the Serena AO one. :rolleyes:

Neither retirement was because of her not being able to handle the heat :rolleyes: A lot of journalists are so ignorant of actual facts.

allrounder
Sep 2nd, 2010, 06:50 PM
the match of yesterday, you mean.

About the doubles, weird because no W/O announcement has been made so far.

The schedule on the USO website has been updated and Vika/Safina were replaced with U.Radwanska/Brianti.

Pizza-nille
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:05 PM
how can a concussion make her wet her pants?? :(

bluestorm10
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:07 PM
Umm...what? I don't get it. :confused:

HowardH
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:09 PM
Unfortunately those headlines are helping to create a public image of Vika being unable to take heat, when actually she trains in Arizona. It's a bit annoying, but most people just don't pay attention to details, so everyone will just remember her falling as if from the heat. It's like when tabloids publish some sensational news about someone on the front page, then the week after put a little retraction on the back page. No one remembers the retraction, apart from a few people in the know, like the people in this forum. But the important thing is that she recovers. It doesn't really matter if some unknowledgeable people think she can't take heat. But it is a bit irritating.

Martian Jeza
Sep 2nd, 2010, 07:33 PM
The schedule on the USO website has been updated and Vika/Safina were replaced with U.Radwanska/Brianti.

Oki, thx for the information ! I'll miss her but hey life goes on !

hurricanejeanne
Sep 2nd, 2010, 08:04 PM
On ESPN they said the warm up fall was only 5 mins before the match began :sad:

That, in a lot of ways, explains a lot!

I'm not sure I'm going to be able to behaving myself in that thread about the wanting an investigation into Vika's collapse so I'll vent here. :D

So, 5 minutes before the match, Vika's warming up by running sprints, somehow she trips and hits her head and hits her arm/elbow. Trainer and doctor look her over and probably said that she'll be sore in those spots she hit and gave her some pain medication. What are the odds that she'd get a concussion? Very, very slim. She was wobbly and wasn't herself for the first three games of the match and calls the trainers back out. They check her elbow, her eyes (to see if she can follow the trainer's finger which is a dizziness test), and her stomach. Vika decides to give it another try, probably see how the sets goes and decides from there. Unfortunately, she gets worse, completely wiffs a serve, and then hits a second serve at her own service line. It's then noticed by the commentators (at least the one's I had) that she seems "completely out of it". Eventually, she probably becomes so dizzy that she must sit down and then collapses.

A lot of the blame doesn't really go on anyone in particular. People bump their heads all the time and not all of them are concussions. If Vika's fall happened 5 minutes before the match started I'm fairly confident that the doctors didn't think much of it and just thought she'd have a headache for a while and gave her some pain medication for it.
At 0-3 during the injury time out, to me, is the main part of this main part of this problem. We don't really know what the trainer and doctor said to Vika. Did they suggest her to retire because it might be something more than the headache? Did they suggest that her symptoms might just go away? We don't know, we know that she was dizzy, had numbness in her fingers, and had blurry vision. I would like to think that if I'm a doctor and my patient tells me those symptoms that I would tell them to rest immediately and go for tests. It seems like the trainer and the doctor, along with Vika, decided to see if she got worse or got better before the next change over. She obviously got worse.

Honestly this is really just an incredibly unfortunate freak accident and I have a feeling that if a duplicate of yesterdays events reoccured the exact same thing would have happened though perhaps that player would have retired at 0-3. I can't blame anyone for this, though it would be nice to know exactly what was said to Vika during that injury time out.

bluestorm10
Sep 2nd, 2010, 08:17 PM
hurricanejeanne,

Okay, I see your point and agree with you now. :lol: I guess I was just too emotional in criticizing the doctors. If the fall had happened 5 minutes before the match, there'd be no way for them to truly assess the situation.

I'll still say though that after the medical time-out it should have been clear to them. :p However, as people say, hindsight is 20-20 right? Just an awful conflux of events which happily had a good ending.

hurricanejeanne
Sep 2nd, 2010, 10:04 PM
It's very emotional because people want someone to blame for what happened. I have a hard time thinking it's anyone's fault considering what we know. So until Vika comes out and says exactly piece by piece what happened we just have to go off what we know.

I believe, based on all we know, Vika thought she just had a bump on the head and it was nothing major. Unfortunately it turned out to be a really big bump on the head and a concussion that cost her a great run at a slam. I do wish she had retired at 0-3 but they tried to wait it out a little bit longer. Sometimes, waiting it out helps, unfortunately this time it didn't and only made it worse. She probably could have wobbled her way through the rest of that first set and retired without the collapse, but when the dizziness and the vertigo finally rear their heads you have no choice but to lay down and that she did after fighting that dizziness for a few games.

I'm hopeful the next time we see Vika, she'll be back to her usual, healthy yet moody self. :D

LUVMIRZA
Sep 2nd, 2010, 10:11 PM
I wish & I hope Vika will never be this unlucky in any of her future grandslam pursuits.

HowardH
Sep 3rd, 2010, 05:01 PM
Thanks for the info Jeanne. You're right, it's better not to be too hard on the medical advisors. Vika and everyone else obviously had no idea she had a concussion. It's pretty unlucky actually. Most bumps don't result in concussions, otherwise little kids who fall all the time would have concussions every day. Incidentally, this event reminded me why I'm not a big fan of boxing, except as a fitness exercise. The whole sport is about giving people concussions, although the olympic version with head protection and a focus on point scoring instead of knockouts is maybe more forgivable.

Blame isn't useful anyway, the main focus has to be her recovery.

bluestorm10
Sep 4th, 2010, 03:45 AM
So I promise that this is going to be my last word on the situation but I couldn't help but share this. I was just looking through Matt Cronin's Twitter page since I'm in a major procrastinating mood today and saw this. Wonder how she tripped or what she tripped on? Well according to Cronin.

"BTW: Hear that Azarenka did trip over a rug and feeling better today but not perfect yet."

So...apparently it was a rug. I admit I wasn't expecting that. :lol:

allrounder
Sep 4th, 2010, 01:15 PM
Maybe Vika should seek to sue them for the amount of money the USO winner gets seeing as that's how much this has cost her :lol::p

It's not as if we're going to have a whole lot else to talk about in the next few weeks bluestorm :sobbing: Let's hope her concussion hasn't made her forget her twitter password anyway :lol:

Break My Rapture
Sep 4th, 2010, 01:22 PM
So Vika is playing Osaka? :speakles:

allrounder
Sep 4th, 2010, 01:24 PM
Yeah, I wonder if she's also playing Moscow too but i guess we'l find out in the next few days when the EL is released. If she is it'l be 4 weeks in a row (5 if she makes the YEC :help:)

Break My Rapture
Sep 4th, 2010, 01:30 PM
Ohmy. :sobbing:

Igor_Biscan
Sep 4th, 2010, 01:34 PM
Why was there a rug in the warm-up gym?

If anyone has a rug nearby give it a good kicking on behalf of vika

bluestorm10
Sep 4th, 2010, 01:35 PM
Yeah, I wonder if she's also playing Moscow too but i guess we'l find out in the next few days when the EL is released. If she is it'l be 4 weeks in a row (5 if she makes the YEC :help:)

Isn't YEC pretty hopeless now anyway right? :tears: She hasn't been able to play much at all full strength all year so I'll be quite thrilled if there's a good month at the end of the year where she's just playing out of her mind and she's healthy. :lol:

bluestorm10
Sep 4th, 2010, 01:37 PM
Why was there a rug in the warm-up gym?

If anyone has a rug nearby give it a good kicking on behalf of vika

:haha: :haha: :haha:

I seriously love you right now. :p :sobbing:

Igor_Biscan
Sep 4th, 2010, 05:58 PM
:p

She can make Doha but she would need to win at least one of the asian tournaments

hurricanejeanne
Sep 4th, 2010, 07:25 PM
I must have missed something, what's Vika's fall schedule?
I figure if she wins one of those events or goes deep in it she'll probably pull out of the following event to rest (sort of like she did after winning Stanford).

And now that we know she tripped on a rug it all makes sense to me. :lol: And I just kicked the crap out of my rug because it's distant cousin hurt Vika. :p

allrounder
Sep 4th, 2010, 09:46 PM
I must have missed something, what's Vika's fall schedule?
I figure if she wins one of those events or goes deep in it she'll probably pull out of the following event to rest (sort of like she did after winning Stanford).

And now that we know she tripped on a rug it all makes sense to me. :lol: And I just kicked the crap out of my rug because it's distant cousin hurt Vika. :p

Tokyo, Beijing, Osaka, Moscow in consecutive weeks.

There's no way Vika will pull out of any tournament in the fall whilst she is still trying to qualify for Doha and isn't genuinely injured IMO. The crazy money at stake in Doha is too much for any player to want to miss out on - it's like $100k per win plus all the bonus ranking points.

Jane Lane
Sep 4th, 2010, 10:04 PM
4 weeks in a row? Oy Vika.
As long as she 100% healthy, she'll be fine.

macginity
Sep 4th, 2010, 10:57 PM
The last thing about the day that we wanna forget. Dulko wrote that on her twitter on wednesday:
@GiseyFer Nunca me habia pasado algo asi, espero que Azarenka se sienta mejor. Feliz de estar en 3era ronda

For the non spanish speakers, she said that she never had gone through something like that and she hopes that Azarenka feels better. And she was happy about the 3rd round.

Jane Lane
Sep 4th, 2010, 10:59 PM
The last thing about the day that we wanna forget. Dulko wrote that on her twitter on wednesday:


For the non spanish speakers, she said that she never had gone through something like that and she hopes that Azarenka feels better. And she was happy about the 3rd round.

Gise :hug: Shame she got whooped by Nastya.

Onwards and upwards to Asia guys! :yeah:
I wonder if Vika was told she can't tweet about what happened since she hasn't in 4 days.

bluestorm10
Sep 4th, 2010, 11:11 PM
Gise :hug: Shame she got whooped by Nastya.

Onwards and upwards to Asia guys! :yeah:
I wonder if Vika was told she can't tweet about what happened since she hasn't in 4 days.

Most probably she's just resting and probably nursing some disappointment as well. :) I just wonder when she's gonna get back to it. I always look forward to her tweets. ;) (Yes, I know I need to get a life. :lol:)

Jane Lane
Sep 4th, 2010, 11:28 PM
Most probably she's just resting and probably nursing some disappointment as well. :) I just wonder when she's gonna get back to it. I always look forward to her tweets. ;) (Yes, I know I need to get a life. :lol:)

:lol: Don't worry, me too!

hurricanejeanne
Sep 5th, 2010, 12:34 AM
Tokyo, Beijing, Osaka, Moscow in consecutive weeks.

There's no way Vika will pull out of any tournament in the fall whilst she is still trying to qualify for Doha and isn't genuinely injured IMO. The crazy money at stake in Doha is too much for any player to want to miss out on - it's like $100k per win plus all the bonus ranking points.

Oy, that's a lot of tennis especially if she plays doubles in a couple of those tournaments. That's true, especially since she has shot at making it to Doha and even if she doesn't make it there she would want to get some ranking points to sort of make up the difference. I guess we'll have to wait and see how Vika plays in the first two of these tournaments and go from there.

She only played two fall events (Beijing and Tokyo) and she did pretty well even though she ran into Li and Sharapova early in those events. And since these are hardcourts or indoors she could do very well at them.

I'm sure Vika's just resting after all that happened and that's why she hasn't tweeted since. It's got to be very hard not only to get knocked out of a slam that early for her (remember the French earlier this year) and then even worse under those circumstances.

bluestorm10
Sep 11th, 2010, 03:26 AM
Okay, since it's going to be awhile til we see Vika back on court, I'd like to start some sort of questionnaire thing. :) At least until she gets back on court, maybe we can get some discussion going in here. :lol:

Feel free to answer what you guys want, by the way. You don't have to answer all.

VIKALAND QUESTIONNAIRE

1. Best match she's ever played.
2. Best overall tournament.
3. Most frustrating on court performance

(And a bunch of off-court stuff)
1. Favourite Vika outfit
2. Favourite article/interview regarding Vika
3. Favourite Vika video

(And as a twitter addict)
1. Best tweet/twitter exchange.

:wavey: Feel free to add questions too if you guys want. I'll add it to this post if you guys suggest some. I'm just doing this on the fly so to speak. It's gonna be a long time til the Asian season starts. :lol:

hellas719
Sep 11th, 2010, 04:33 AM
Okay, since it's going to be awhile til we see Vika back on court, I'd like to start some sort of questionnaire thing. :) At least until she gets back on court, maybe we can get some discussion going in here. :lol:

Feel free to answer what you guys want, by the way. You don't have to answer all.

VIKALAND QUESTIONNAIRE

1. Best match she's ever played.
2. Best overall tournament.
3. Most frustrating on court performance

(And a bunch of off-court stuff)
1. Favourite Vika outfit
2. Favourite article/interview regarding Vika
3. Favourite Vika video

(And as a twitter addict)
1. Best tweet/twitter exchange.

:wavey: Feel free to add questions too if you guys want. I'll add it to this post if you guys suggest some. I'm just doing this on the fly so to speak. It's gonna be a long time til the Asian season starts. :lol:

On-Court:
1.Best match-vs. Serena at the Australian Open QF this year, first two sets at least :p
2.Miami 2009.
3.2010 Clay court season? The times she should've beaten Serena in Melbourne?

Off-Court:
1.Doha 2009 :hearts:

Not sure about the rest :p

saul1333
Sep 11th, 2010, 05:19 AM
Okay, since it's going to be awhile til we see Vika back on court, I'd like to start some sort of questionnaire thing. :) At least until she gets back on court, maybe we can get some discussion going in here. :lol:

Feel free to answer what you guys want, by the way. You don't have to answer all.

VIKALAND QUESTIONNAIRE

1. Best match she's ever played.
2. Best overall tournament.
3. Most frustrating on court performance

(And a bunch of off-court stuff)
1. Favourite Vika outfit
2. Favourite article/interview regarding Vika
3. Favourite Vika video

(And as a twitter addict)
1. Best tweet/twitter exchange.

:wavey: Feel free to add questions too if you guys want. I'll add it to this post if you guys suggest some. I'm just doing this on the fly so to speak. It's gonna be a long time til the Asian season starts. :lol:

1) Mabye Bartoli at Eastbourne this year..or the first set of her RG QF last year with Dinara.
2) Miami 09 :sobbing:
3) Probably Tokyo v Na :mad:

Offcourt
1):inlove: GOAO
http://i34.tinypic.com/2wfo2o0.jpg
wow I had to check and 2008 pics are all the way back on page 14 :lol:
2)http://thestar.com.my/sports/story.asp?file=/2009/10/28/sports/4991591&sec=sports
'im glad she gave me the match' :lol:
3) Just beautiful :hearts:
G03PsePh2ho

Twitter exchange
Whenever she answers me :angel:

VIKA?
Sep 11th, 2010, 07:57 AM
Okay, since it's going to be awhile til we see Vika back on court, I'd like to start some sort of questionnaire thing. :) At least until she gets back on court, maybe we can get some discussion going in here. :lol:

Feel free to answer what you guys want, by the way. You don't have to answer all.

VIKALAND QUESTIONNAIRE

1. Best match she's ever played.
2. Best overall tournament.
3. Most frustrating on court performance

(And a bunch of off-court stuff)
1. Favourite Vika outfit
2. Favourite article/interview regarding Vika
3. Favourite Vika video

(And as a twitter addict)
1. Best tweet/twitter exchange.

:wavey: Feel free to add questions too if you guys want. I'll add it to this post if you guys suggest some. I'm just doing this on the fly so to speak. It's gonna be a long time til the Asian season starts. :lol:


1- Vika vs Bartoli Stanford 2010:p
2- Miami
3- there are a lot:sobbing: vs Serena in Melbourne vs Dulko in RG:o those amaze chokes she had last year(LA, USO, Tokyo, Beijing and the YEC:drool:)

1- http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/08dS90Q81gdro/340x.jpg
2- the one at the players party with Wozniacki:lol:
3- the one she beats Bartoli for her first title:inlove:

1- no idea:lol:

allrounder
Sep 11th, 2010, 02:09 PM
VIKALAND QUESTIONNAIRE

1. Best match she's ever played.
2. Best overall tournament.
3. Most frustrating on court performance

(And a bunch of off-court stuff)
1. Favourite Vika outfit
2. Favourite article/interview regarding Vika
3. Favourite Vika video

(And as a twitter addict)
1. Best tweet/twitter exchange.


1. Bartoli at Eastbourne this year (46 winners, 8 aces and only 17 UE's :drool:)

2. Miami 09, although if she hadn't got injured in the Eastbourne final and won I think her level of performance was actually higher there and against good players.

3. Last years YEC loss to Wozniacki after she had match point to win it 6-1 6-3 and get through to the SF's. Then when it went to a third set she was ahead a break the whole time until she served for the match and lost the last 4 games :rolleyes: The choke against Radwanska in the next match was almost as bad though :sobbing:

1. last years wimbledon one - Vika looks amazing in all white :hearts:
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w58/mofers/3716575674_1e26ebabb8_b.jpg?t=1284209265

I was quite fond of that Nike blue one Sam posted from the fall 08 season too and the 09 RG outfit.

2. This article TheBoiledEgg posted in the old cheering thread about Vika and her families early life in Minsk and her getting into tennis (mostly the bottom section) http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=6184520&postcount=136

3. The video you posted from that Washington site when she joined their WTT team :lol: Also the FHM video with Chak :)


1. To Caro - "I hate to hit with pusher's like you" :worship:

bluestorm10
Sep 11th, 2010, 04:10 PM
allrounder, I've never seen that article before. Thanks for sharing it again. It was a really fascinating read. :)

Vikapower
Sep 11th, 2010, 05:27 PM
Okay, since it's going to be awhile til we see Vika back on court, I'd like to start some sort of questionnaire thing. :) At least until she gets back on court, maybe we can get some discussion going in here. :lol:

Feel free to answer what you guys want, by the way. You don't have to answer all.

VIKALAND QUESTIONNAIRE

1. Best match she's ever played.
2. Best overall tournament.
3. Most frustrating on court performance

(And a bunch of off-court stuff)
1. Favourite Vika outfit
2. Favourite article/interview regarding Vika
3. Favourite Vika video

(And as a twitter addict)
1. Best tweet/twitter exchange.

:wavey: Feel free to add questions too if you guys want. I'll add it to this post if you guys suggest some. I'm just doing this on the fly so to speak. It's gonna be a long time til the Asian season starts. :lol:

Great idea lol...

1. Real though question but to me the best match I've ever seen Vika played on a tennis standpoint was AO 2009 vs. Serena 4th round I remember that was one of the first times I really saw Vika play after having seen her in 2008 AO and I was just bluffed, speechless.

Wimbledon 2009 vs. Sorana Cirstea too can't exactly remember the round was absolute greatness from Vika on serve and on her groundstrokes - I remember in that match was a serve contest and both girls were just pilling up holds on serve until the tie-breaker had to decide against Sori.

On a mental standpoint AO 2010 vs. Vera was a great match from Victoria and this was the first time ever to me I've seen Vika show positives on a court trying her best to an opponent she was 4-0 H2H and 8-0 sets down too... 4-6 and a break down in the match really showed some incredible fight. :lol:

2. Tough one too but it'll be easy to say Miami but Stanford to me was a better overall tournament for Vika because she really had to give everything she had in the Bartoli match and the level of play up there was of very good quality.

3. IW 2010 against MJMS I am usually very calm but that result got me so vexed, frustrated, desperate, lost, deceived...:lol:


1. I know this wasn't on court but :hearts: I really like her outfit from Marbella 2010 too.
http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/01q1alQfar7pq/x610.jpg

2. Sorry.

3. Sorry. :lol: Do slow motions of Victoria count :shrug: She's very inspiring when in these. :angel:


1. Sorry... I only go on Twitter to follow some fashion models, Vogue france/USA... I try to follow Vika and other players but it only last 1 or 2 days then a month before I even go and watch again.

Break My Rapture
Sep 11th, 2010, 07:33 PM
1. Vika's best match so far immediately makes me think of RG 09 R4 vs Ana. :tears: Also the first set in her QF against Dina there.
2. I thought she played played quite well in Stanford this year. She plays pretty well in Australia most of the time as well.
3. The way she played in the second set against Niculescu frustrated me like hell. :o That's one of the more recent ones, there haven't been a lot of them this year though.

1. Brisbane '09 + AO '10.
2. What Sam said.
3. I really liked her Doha video of last year.

1. What Craig said. :lol: That made me laugh SO hard.

bluestorm10
Sep 11th, 2010, 09:43 PM
I'm so happy there are a lot of responses. :lol: I thought for sure I'd get like one or two. ;)

Okay, so here's my list:

1. Best match: I like all of your matches so I'll give another one which I loved: the Stanford semi versus Stosur. :) The W/UE were kind of even but I really loved how she played in that match.

2. Stanford 2010 :worship: Maybe because it was the last title she won though and the only one this year. :lol:

3. Most frustrating: Dulko in Roland Garros 2010.

Off court:
1. Some people didn't like it but I loved her AO outfit this year.

2. I can't think of one by myself although allrounder's one is amazing so I'll add a vote for that. :worship:

Also, it's a bit of a sad one but I thought that in the midst of her injury this year, the Tandon article abt Vika supposedly avoiding the press was as good insight into what she was feeling at that time as any. Plus, I felt like Tandon at least treated her with respect there (unlike other journos at the time).

3. The NY Times one for the way she looked in it. :lol: But in terms of an interview, the Cross Court one with Matt Cronin was a pretty good video interview.

Twitter:
1. When she was trying to get from the US to Europe and she couldn't find a plane to take her anywhere. Then she had to rent a car and had someone drive her across Europe. :lol: :worship: Might have been the most entertained I've ever been on Twitter.

Jane Lane
Sep 11th, 2010, 10:57 PM
VIKALAND QUESTIONNAIRE

1. Best match she's ever played: 2010 Eastbourne vs. Bartoli. :inlove: Vika, she was awesome!
2. Best overall tournament: Miami 2009 and really aside from the final I loved how she played in Eastbourne this year.
3. Most frustrating on court performance: Aside from the JJ match, all of Doha 2009 annoyed me.

(And a bunch of off-court stuff)
1. Favourite Vika outfit:http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/09Nr4SQb0f9uk/x610.jpg
You said off-court! :lol: I want this outfit. Period. And her sock tan :worship:
2. Favourite article/interview regarding Vika: THIS OMG :haha: http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=417992
3. Favourite Vika video: I have two: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8NByO_9Qiw Vika vs. Asderaki and Vika's just like WTF half the time.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrxgoD1WCtA "That's why we play 3 hours beacause we can't do anything else!" :haha:

(And as a twitter addict)
1. Best tweet/twitter exchange: "@JohnIsnerTennis get better! U need to break ur record. 1000-998 in the fifth;)" "I'm such a dummy lol. Fifth set in the open is a tiebreak." also, bluestorm's one is good! :haha:

bluestorm10
Sep 11th, 2010, 11:15 PM
:lol: Good point regarding the question about the outfit. ;)

Martian Jeza
Sep 12th, 2010, 08:43 PM
Can't answer to your questions, Jess' as I only am a Vika fan since 2 months : Didn't see loads of Vika unfortunately. Will answer them within 1 or 2 years.

Jane Lane
Sep 12th, 2010, 09:14 PM
Can I change my video choice? :lol: I love the highlight-match ones.
"I don't even know why you guys get paid." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWASxOSJUx8&feature=related

I will say, I'm glad she's grown up on court since this because this was insane. :lol:
Classic Vika.

bluestorm10
Sep 12th, 2010, 09:49 PM
Can I change my video choice? :lol: I love the highlight-match ones.
"I don't even know why you guys get paid." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWASxOSJUx8&feature=related

I will say, I'm glad she's grown up on court since this because this was insane. :lol:
Classic Vika.

LOL, great video as well. :lol: Compared to that, she's an angel now on court. :angel: I'm not really sure why she's mellowed out so much in such a short period of time.

Igor_Biscan
Sep 13th, 2010, 10:20 AM
Cool questionnaire!

1. Best match she's ever played.
vs Zvonareva Dubai 2010
2. Best overall tournament.
stanford 2010
3. Most frustrating on court performance
vs schiavone USO 2009

(And a bunch of off-court stuff)
1. Favourite Vika outfit
all of them..
2. Favourite article/interview regarding Vika
The one about her early life originally transcribed by TBE and mentioned by Craig above
3. Favourite Vika video
The best ones have been posted already but this is quite good too ;) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YX6_JuC96ek

(And as a twitter addict)
1. Best tweet/twitter exchange.
(to those)who think i tanked the match or whatever they certainly dont have a fucking clue what they talking about...and rules of wta tour :worship:

Martian Jeza
Sep 14th, 2010, 10:09 PM
vika7

Thank u guys for all ur messages! I'm feeling better and recovering now.

Martian Jeza
Sep 14th, 2010, 10:10 PM
vika7

Hey guys! Been a while! Sorry! I'm back home now! There is no better place for me right now.

Jane Lane
Sep 15th, 2010, 03:44 AM
:woohoo: Vika back on Twitter :yeah:
I want to see her healthy again soon :hug:

bluestorm10
Sep 15th, 2010, 04:55 AM
:bounce: Figures when I finally resign myself to believing she'll be MIA until her next tournament, she comes out and pleasantly surprises me. :lol:

Also, her official site has now put her Fall Schedule up. :)

Break My Rapture
Sep 15th, 2010, 02:18 PM
Yay. :D Glad to hear she's resting at home.

hurricanejeanne
Sep 15th, 2010, 07:15 PM
Oh, she's back! :sobbing: So happy to finally hear from her and to hear she's safe at home.

She's probably being babied too. :lol:

jasminefu623
Sep 15th, 2010, 07:21 PM
so good to hear from vika again...hope she's doing good.
hope vika will come and play at hong kong again next year:)

Martian Jeza
Sep 15th, 2010, 07:21 PM
Her home in Minsk or in the USA ? Bet it must be the one in Minsk

VIKA?
Sep 15th, 2010, 07:31 PM
Her home in Minsk or in the USA ? Bet it must be the one in Minsk

probably in Minsk:)

Vikapower
Sep 16th, 2010, 12:23 AM
Really nice to hear from Victoria again... :D

P.S. Just a question why isn't there a Vika chatting thread or something ? :scratch: When Vika isn't playing her forum is just so dead :hysteric: and as my time on Vikaland has drastically improved this last year or months well it'd be nice if Vikaland would always be active. :)

allrounder
Sep 16th, 2010, 12:59 AM
I imagine she'l be back in Minsk, she went back there this time last year after the USO for a while.


Really nice to hear from Victoria again... :D

P.S. Just a question why isn't there a Vika chatting thread or something ? :scratch: When Vika isn't playing her forum is just so dead :hysteric: and as my time on Vikaland has drastically improved this last year or months well it'd be nice if Vikaland would always be active. :)

The "Welcome to Vikaland' thread is the forums chat thread :p

Vikapower
Sep 16th, 2010, 02:40 AM
^^ ROTFL How could I even miss that :o Now I've made a complete fool of myself I don't even know my favourite player's forum. :lol: :o :help: :mad: :tape: :fiery: :smash: :banghead: :shout: :hysteric: :apumpkin: :sobbing: :ignore: :scared: :explode: :rolleyes: It was really nice taking to you all Vika fans... Vikaland doesn't deserve me anymore... I shall now leave with my last words stay strong with Vika and tell her I'll always love her and her fans from the bottom of my heart. Fairwell.

hellas719
Sep 16th, 2010, 02:56 AM
^:spit:

bluestorm10
Sep 16th, 2010, 04:47 AM
:haha: :haha:

Funniest, most dramatic reaction ever. :worship: ;)

By the way guys, I'm trying to make a spreadsheet of all opponents Vika has faced in her career (including doubles and juniors). I've included WTA, WTA Doubles, Mixed, ITF, ITF Doubles, ITF Juniors and ITF Junior Doubles. I started it before school started so it's slowing down a bit now that I have actual work to do. ;) My question is, have I missed any other kind of matches? Do you guys think I should include exho events or WTT? :)Thanks for the opinions.

Igor_Biscan
Sep 16th, 2010, 10:04 AM
^^ ROTFL How could I even miss that :o Now I've made a complete fool of myself I don't even know my favourite player's forum. :lol: :o :help: :mad: :tape: :fiery: :smash: :banghead: [emoticons deleted as message exceeded image limit] It was really nice taking to you all Vika fans... Vikaland doesn't deserve me anymore... I shall now leave with my last words stay strong with Vika and tell her I'll always love her and her fans from the bottom of my heart. Fairwell.

:lol::lol::worship: Post of the year


:haha: :haha:

Funniest, most dramatic reaction ever. :worship: ;)

By the way guys, I'm trying to make a spreadsheet of all opponents Vika has faced in her career (including doubles and juniors). I've included WTA, WTA Doubles, Mixed, ITF, ITF Doubles, ITF Juniors and ITF Junior Doubles. I started it before school started so it's slowing down a bit now that I have actual work to do. ;) My question is, have I missed any other kind of matches? Do you guys think I should include exho events or WTT? :)Thanks for the opinions.

It might be hard to find accurate records for exhos. WTT should be easy enough. You might as well do those (maybe as a separate section) if you're going to do all the competetive matches. Good luck with this project!

bluestorm10
Sep 16th, 2010, 03:43 PM
:lol::lol::worship: Post of the year




It might be hard to find accurate records for exhos. WTT should be easy enough. You might as well do those (maybe as a separate section) if you're going to do all the competetive matches. Good luck with this project!

Well, I can't seem to find even the WTT ones so I think I might just skip those. :sobbing:

Also, I'm only in 2003 so this will probably take a really long time. :lol: Especially in juniors, she's faced a lot of random players so it's been hard to find out stuff like their birthday, etc. :help:

It's a great time waster but if you guys wanna see it when I'm done, send me a PM with your email and I'll send it when I'm done.

Vikapower
Sep 16th, 2010, 05:48 PM
Thank you, thank you, I wanna thank my mother, my father... this oscar means a lot to me. :lol: Just kidding anyway Bluestorm you have a very very ambitious project. :worship: For Juniors I'm kind of unsure if to include... but I'd like to know is it just a simple cartography of Vika's opponents these last years or is it a record book of Vika vs. her opponents in whole ?

bluestorm10
Sep 16th, 2010, 10:40 PM
Thank you, thank you, I wanna thank my mother, my father... this oscar means a lot to me. :lol: Just kidding anyway Bluestorm you have a very very ambitious project. :worship: For Juniors I'm kind of unsure if to include... but I'd like to know is it just a simple cartography of Vika's opponents these last years or is it a record book of Vika vs. her opponents in whole ?

I feel really dumb but what do you mean by cartography? :lol:

Anyway, the basic format so far is:

Opponent Name
Birthday (to see their age in comparison to Vika when they met)
Year of Meeting
Singles or Doubles
Vika's Dubs Partner (if it is doubles)
Place of Meeting
Court Type
Type of Event
Vika Win/Loss
Scoreline

Think of it as being all in one row.

1. I wanted to use Microsoft Access since it's much simpler unfortunately I don't have access installed on my computer so I'm using Excel.

2. The purpose for myself is so that when she comes up against someone in the future, I can see what all her results were against that person, whether there has been a trend, whether the court surface affects that, etc. :)

Again, I don't know if any of this is actually useful but I'm having a fun time with it so...:lol:

allrounder
Sep 17th, 2010, 12:05 AM
Wow it sounds like you're going to create a kind of 'Vikapedia' :lol: why don't you download a copy of office xp if you want to use access? :devil: it'l be much better for it than excel I think.

bluestorm10
Sep 17th, 2010, 12:23 AM
Wow it sounds like you're going to create a kind of 'Vikapedia' :lol: why don't you download a copy of office xp if you want to use access? :devil: it'l be much better for it than excel I think.

Like legally? :secret: ;) I don't know how. :sobbing:

Yeah, I have a free trial of Access on my laptop (2010 version) so maybe I'll just order it when it ends. :rolleyes: Anyway, I'm studying to be a research analyst so maybe that'll come in handy for my work in the future.

I like the name Vikapedia. :hearts:

Jane Lane
Sep 17th, 2010, 12:48 AM
^^ ROTFL How could I even miss that :o Now I've made a complete fool of myself I don't even know my favourite player's forum. :lol: :o :help: :mad: :tape: :fiery: :smash: :banghead: :shout: :hysteric: :apumpkin: :sobbing: :ignore: :scared: :explode: :rolleyes: It was really nice taking to you all Vika fans... Vikaland doesn't deserve me anymore... I shall now leave with my last words stay strong with Vika and tell her I'll always love her and her fans from the bottom of my heart. Fairwell.

Post of the year :worship: :lol:
Meanwhile, bluestorm continues to be totally awesome. :yeah: I wish I had the patience to do something like that. I'd get annoyed by like the 3rd opponent if I couldn't find their info.

Vikapower
Sep 17th, 2010, 04:36 AM
Bluestorm -- To be honest I really doubted before using the word "cartography" I don't really know if that's said in english or what definition it has other than it's geography meaning but I think I wanted to say a map :shrug: :scratch: I think I'll just stop there. :lol: Allrounder's "Vikapedia" is more accurate and very much more lovely. :worship:

Access is a good software if you want to do something like this I really wouldn't be able for something so with excel very constraining. :lol:

Wow it sounds like you're going to create a kind of 'Vikapedia' :lol: why don't you download a copy of office xp if you want to use access? :devil: it'l be much better for it than excel I think.
Speaking about Wikipedia and our fan projects there were these careless people taking care of Vika's profile and back then in Juin/July when I was searching for infos on Victoria I was really disappointed to see the state of her profile so I completely tookdown and remade each and every sections of it...

My most difficult moment though weirdly was talking about Vika's game I think I bugged for like a good 4-5 hours before I got some inspiration... so for french speakers or non french speakers with the help of google you could always make a round here (http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Azarenka) and say how inaccurate I am (my user name is : Hugotachini (http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utilisateur:Hugotachini)). I've made a lot of contributions especially in the fashion section (models mainly) and volleyball but I'm too lazy to add them to my profile so it looks very empty.

You'll find her 2009/2010 calender, FED cup matches, H2Hs vs. top tens, her stats from 2009, YEC records but also the equipments she uses... it took me almost 2 months to make a high quality article and why not could be some help for you Bluestorm. :lol:

I've always started projects but never really end them this really was my first time ending one... the previous one I had was making films of Vika playing with her on-court attitudes, expressions... and with the help of Pinnacle studio... I've posted a long time ago I think 6 videos in the Vikaland video section but Eurosport and Youtube are ennemies so I kind of cooled down. :lol:

Martian Jeza
Sep 18th, 2010, 05:53 PM
Fresh tweet from Vika :

vika7 Hey guys! I'm still at home. Its great! Belarus playing davis cup
against slovakia this weekend! And I'm practicing and getting ready for
Next tournament. Doing a kids clinic tomorrow! Let's hope for a good weather

Break My Rapture
Sep 18th, 2010, 05:55 PM
Practicing. :hearts:

hurricanejeanne
Sep 18th, 2010, 06:16 PM
Practicing. :hearts:

Mhmm! :hearts:

saul1333
Sep 18th, 2010, 06:17 PM
That is great news :)

Temperenka
Sep 20th, 2010, 07:50 PM
It seems at this point that Vika will be an alternate for the YEC. Too bad, I would rather she compete in Bali.

Break My Rapture
Sep 20th, 2010, 08:23 PM
She still has chances to get in directly, but she'll probably have to win either Tokyo or Beijing. Not impossible but very tough. I really hope she has a week in Tokyo like she had one in Stanford. :inlove:

Vikapower
Sep 21st, 2010, 12:18 AM
It seems at this point that Vika will be an alternate for the YEC. Too bad, I would rather she compete in Bali.
Vika still has her chances for the YEC I think but Pékin and Beijing will be determinant... a SF/F, F/F or SF/SF or a win in one or another would I think be very important but IMO an important part of it relays though on how her direct opponents performs in the Asian tourney.

bluestorm10
Sep 22nd, 2010, 04:42 PM
Quick clarification: It has to be either YEC Alternate OR Bali right?

If so, what's better in general?

Vikapower
Sep 22nd, 2010, 07:03 PM
^^I didn't clearly understand your question but Vika alternate would be better than Bali... If Vika gets her ticket for Doha well she can not play Bali anymore even as an alternate.

Now I'm not even sure Vika if not in Doha can take a spot in Bali... first she hasn't yet won an International tournament and her participation could only be guaranteed by a wild card which is very highly improbable to my feelings...

It looks clear to me like YEC or nothing... Vika has her destiny in hand... if she plays good tennis and she's motivated which I'm quite sure she is then she's a potential winner of any of these Premier 5/Mandatory events... My hopes are still very high that Vika gets her ticket fair and square.

hurricanejeanne
Sep 22nd, 2010, 07:40 PM
I just want her to have good fall season with solid, consistent results and let the cards fall where they may. If she gets into the YEC then awesome, if not then so be it.

bluestorm10
Sep 23rd, 2010, 01:57 AM
^^I didn't clearly understand your question but Vika alternate would be better than Bali... If Vika gets her ticket for Doha well she can not play Bali anymore even as an alternate.

Now I'm not even sure Vika if not in Doha can take a spot in Bali... first she hasn't yet won an International tournament and her participation could only be guaranteed by a wild card which is very highly improbable to my feelings...

It looks clear to me like YEC or nothing... Vika has her destiny in hand... if she plays good tennis and she's motivated which I'm quite sure she is then she's a potential winner of any of these Premier 5/Mandatory events... My hopes are still very high that Vika gets her ticket fair and square.

Thanks for the answer!

I'd be surprised (and quite annoyed) if she doesn't qualify for YEC Alt + Bali direct entry and they don't offer her a wildcard to Bali. Who else worthy would they give the WC to? :confused:

Anyway, my question is more like: if she makes it to YEC as an alternate, she can't enter Bali as well right (whether WC or direct entry)? So she'd have to pick?

If so, is the alternate position more appealing?

Vikapower
Sep 23rd, 2010, 04:21 AM
^^Well when you've got Maria Sharapova on the starting blocks for Bali which is not completely sure though it kinds of tells you that Vika will have to try hard... the problem is still she didn't win an International event and that's the criteria that counts I don't really know how their WCs work but Vika's status might/can play a role...

I get your question uhm... well it seems to me that no Vika can't pick between being an alternate or going to Bali... if she's an alternate it seems to me that she only can pull out but in no ways I think she can pull off from YEC for Bali...

And let's be honest if there was choice to make though between alternate and Bali Vika willn't hesistate that long. An alternate gets $50.000 just for participation... and if she never gets to play a match a fair amount of WTA points plus additional prize money, unfortunately I don't have all the prizes :

Winner Match played Wins Losses Points Prize money ($)
Round robin 2 2 0 460 300 000
Round robin 2 1 1 300
Round robin 1 1 0 230 200 000
Round robin 2 0 2 140
Round robin 1 0 1 70

Protoss
Sep 23rd, 2010, 08:33 AM
YEC alternates can play in Bali even if they end up playing at the YEC:

http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/SEWTATour-Archive/Archive/AboutTheTour/TournamentofChampionsOfficialRules.pdf

bluestorm10
Sep 23rd, 2010, 01:12 PM
YEC alternates can play in Bali even if they end up playing at the YEC:

http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/SEWTATour-Archive/Archive/AboutTheTour/TournamentofChampionsOfficialRules.pdf

Thank you! That link answered my question perfectly. :worship:

Temperenka
Sep 23rd, 2010, 04:30 PM
She has to win an international title though. Does she plan on playing any?

Break My Rapture
Sep 23rd, 2010, 04:45 PM
She's scheduled to play Osaka, which is right in between Beijing and Moscow.

Vika is currently #10 in the Race, if she has just solid results and particularly Na Li doesn't have spectacular results, she probably has a lock on at least one of the alternate spots. I hope she qualifies direct though, there are so much players in the top 8 atm she can defeat easily.

Vikapower
Sep 23rd, 2010, 05:13 PM
YEC alternates can play in Bali even if they end up playing at the YEC:

http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/SEWTATour-Archive/Archive/AboutTheTour/TournamentofChampionsOfficialRules.pdf
Thanks for the link Protoss... I didn't know that... :)

saul1333
Sep 24th, 2010, 07:56 AM
Tokyo Draw..Go Vika :cheer:

[1] Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) bye
Qualifier - Qualifier
Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR) - Anabel Medina Garrigues (ESP)
Dominika Cibulkova (SVK) - [16] Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)

[10] Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) - Agnes Szavay (HUN)
Gisela Dulko (ARG) - Andrea Petkovic (GER)
Olga Govortsova (BLR) - Qualifier
[6] Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) bye

[4] Samantha Stosur (AUS) bye
Julia Goerges (GER) - Dinara Safina (RUS)
Qualifier - Klara Zakopalova (CZE)
Polona Hercog (SLO) - [14] Aravane Rezai (FRA)

[11] Marion Bartoli (FRA) - Yanina Wickmayer (BEL)
Alisa Kleybanova (RUS) - Ana Ivanovic (SRB)
Qualifier - Lucie Safarova (CZE)
[8] Victoria Azarenka (BLR) bye

[5] Francesca Schiavone (ITA) bye
Alexandra Dulgheru (ROU) - Qualifier
Angelique Kerber (GER) - Daniela Hantuchova (SVK)
[WC] Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) - [12] Maria Sharapova (RUS)

[13] Shahar Peer (ISR) - Timea Bacsinszky (SUI)
Melanie Oudin (USA) - Kaia Kanepi (EST)
Petra Kvitova (CZE) - Alona Bondarenko (UKR)
[3] Jelena Jankovic (SRB) bye

[7] Elena Dementieva (RUS) bye
Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ) - [WC] Kurumi Nara (JPN)
Qualifier - Flavia Pennetta (ITA)
Maria Kirilenko (RUS) - [9] Na Li (CHN)

[15] Nadia Petrova (RUS) - Qualifier
[WC] Ayumi Morita (JPN) - Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL)
Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) - Sara Errani (ITA)
[2] Vera Zvonareva (RUS) bye

Nina.
Sep 24th, 2010, 10:35 AM
would be time for some revenge against Ivanovic... in case they both make it to this round :p

bluestorm10
Sep 24th, 2010, 01:28 PM
I actually think it's a pretty difficult draw. I'm still confident (or optimistic) about Vika's chances though. Just looking at her potential round-by-rounds, I truly believe she should get far.

would be time for some revenge against Ivanovic... in case they both make it to this round :p

Please make this the case. :sobbing: Unless they both get there and Vika loses again...:help: hurricanejeanne and I will need to find another bunker to hide in. :lol: ;)

VIKA?
Sep 24th, 2010, 02:50 PM
Not gonna expect anything. Just gonna take match x match:sobbing:

good luck Vika.

allrounder
Sep 24th, 2010, 05:00 PM
It is a pretty tough draw when you compare her section to others with a few dangerous unseeded players all in her eigth, but it's not a terrible draw by any means. Vika's defending a QF here as well so that needs to be the minimum. I'm also another one who can't take Vika losing to Ivanovic....ever :sobbing:

Break My Rapture
Sep 24th, 2010, 05:07 PM
Tough section she's in there. :unsure: But she can get through. I have no clue what her form will be like though, we should hope her second round match is on CC so we get to see her. :lol:

hurricanejeanne
Sep 24th, 2010, 08:31 PM
would be time for some revenge against Ivanovic... in case they both make it to this round :p

Didn't we say she'd get revenge on Ana in Cincy this summer? :lol::p

Ugh, why does Vika always have to get the worst draws!? I just hope she's not super rusty after this extended post-concussion break.

saul1333
Sep 25th, 2010, 05:55 AM
In doubles too :)

[1]Gisela Dulko / Flavia Pennetta v. [WC]K Date Krumm / Ayumi Morita
Sarra Errani / A Medina Garrigues v. Shahar Peer / Peng Shuai

[3]Chan Yung-Jan / Liezel Huber v. Julia Goerges/Anatasia Rodionova
Timea Bacsinszky / Roberta Vinci v. [WC]Victoria Azarenka /Dinara Safina

N Llagoatera Vives / MJ M Sanchez v. Lisa Raymond / Rennae Stubbs
Tathiana Garbin/Francesca Schiavone v. [4] Vania King / Shvedova

Iveta Benesova / B Z Strycova v. Hsieh Su-wei / Kleybanova
Maria Kirilenko / Nadia Petrova v. [2] Katarina Srebotnik/Kveta Peschke

VIKA?
Sep 25th, 2010, 08:08 AM
I hate you Vika:)

Break My Rapture
Sep 25th, 2010, 09:46 AM
Doubles already? :tears: She's gonna tire herself big time if she goes far here in singles and doubles and plays for 3 (or 4) consecutive weeks. :tears: Oh well, if she's ready for it then why not. :lol:

hERi
Sep 25th, 2010, 05:17 PM
Blessing in disguise..if she compete in Bali, I would watch her match finally...:)

Jane Lane
Sep 25th, 2010, 05:22 PM
I would consider it tougher if Gisela was where Lucie is :lol:
I jsut want to see her back totally fine and we all see how it goes.
No stream of course early rounds though? Ew.

Break My Rapture
Sep 25th, 2010, 05:33 PM
ES starts broadcasting on Monday so there should definitely be streams. :D

allrounder
Sep 25th, 2010, 05:51 PM
She probably feels like she owes Safina a doubles match after they had to withdraw from the USO without even playing a match because of Vika's concussion.

Jane Lane
Sep 25th, 2010, 06:47 PM
ES starts broadcasting on Monday so there should definitely be streams. :D

Really? OMG yay. :lol:

Break My Rapture
Sep 25th, 2010, 06:59 PM
Really? OMG yay. :lol:
Yup! :hearts:

BTW just a random question but is Moscow a Premier 5 or a lower Premier than that now? :unsure:

LUVMIRZA
Sep 25th, 2010, 07:09 PM
Vika & Safina again:rolls:

allrounder
Sep 25th, 2010, 07:15 PM
Yup! :hearts:

BTW just a random question but is Moscow a Premier 5 or a lower Premier than that now? :unsure:
It's just a Premier (tier 2) and has been since last year.

Break My Rapture
Sep 25th, 2010, 07:20 PM
It's just a Premier (tier 2) and has been since last year.
So it's like Stanford? Which means only 470 points for the winner? :o

allrounder
Sep 25th, 2010, 07:21 PM
Yeah :sad: The whole indoor fall season has been trashed by the new roadmap that came in last year :o

Break My Rapture
Sep 25th, 2010, 07:33 PM
Ugh. They totally ruined some great tournaments. :(

Vikapower
Sep 25th, 2010, 09:31 PM
Just saw Vika's draw, and here she gets Ana again... :rolleyes: To be honest other from Ana Vika owns almost everyone in her section of the draw... so I can kind of see a semis... GL Vika :cheer:

bavaria86
Sep 25th, 2010, 09:37 PM
good luck Vika:bounce: