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macginity
Feb 3rd, 2010, 10:26 PM
They say Vika retired against Bammer :sobbing:

Wonder what happened..

What????:sad:
Do you know something more about that? Why did she retired?:scared:

saul1333
Feb 3rd, 2010, 10:26 PM
The thread on GM says physical exhaustion and she was crying :tears:

azari-nka
Feb 3rd, 2010, 10:36 PM
noooooooooooo:banghead:
whyyyyyyyy:banghead:
vikaaaaaaaaaaa:rolleyes:

macginity
Feb 3rd, 2010, 10:39 PM
The thread on GM says physical exhaustion and she was crying :tears:

But physical exhaustion already? Now I'm really afraid. And she was crying. Vika is fighter, for she had given up of the match something is really wrong.
Now the only thing to do is wait for more news.:scared:

Temperenka
Feb 3rd, 2010, 11:16 PM
:scared: Hopefully the reports of her having a bad sore throat are true... I hope that she isn't having problems that will influence her play in the coming months... it is a very important time for her!

Get well soon, Vika :hug:

hellas719
Feb 4th, 2010, 01:10 AM
:scared:

hurricanejeanne
Feb 4th, 2010, 01:32 AM
Hopefully it's just a really bad cold or something :unsure: :scared:

Get well soon Vika! :hug::hug::hug:

KazeKarter
Feb 4th, 2010, 04:25 AM
It could just be a problem with the weather, apparently she went from the Aussie heat to below freezing tempretures in Belarus and then onto Portugal in a short space of time.

In any case, hopefully she's back to full health soon.:)

Igor_Biscan
Feb 4th, 2010, 08:41 AM
Hopefully it's just a heavy cold and nothing more serious than that. Get well soon Vika

bavaria86
Feb 4th, 2010, 01:09 PM
:awww:
i hope belarus still has the chance to advance:unsure:

Igor_Biscan
Feb 4th, 2010, 01:20 PM
According to the woman doing the updates for the UK, Vika got taken away in an ambulance after the match :eek::sad: but she seems ok today

http://www.lta.org.uk/Articles/Fed-Cup-2009/2010/As-it-Happens/04022010---Operation-Austria/

But every second update of hers has some bitchy sarcastic comment about Vika so I'm not sure if it's true

bavaria86
Feb 4th, 2010, 01:28 PM
:eek::sad:
lets hope she is fine:hug:

macginity
Feb 4th, 2010, 01:33 PM
According to the woman doing the updates for the UK, Vika got taken away in an ambulance after the match :eek::sad: but she seems ok today

http://www.lta.org.uk/Articles/Fed-Cup-2009/2010/As-it-Happens/04022010---Operation-Austria/

But every second update of hers has some bitchy sarcastic comment about Vika so I'm not sure if it's true

On an ambulance? This is serious than I thought. Now I can say that I REALLY worried about her. :sad:

allrounder
Feb 4th, 2010, 02:48 PM
According to the woman doing the updates for the UK, Vika got taken away in an ambulance after the match :eek::sad: but she seems ok today

http://www.lta.org.uk/Articles/Fed-Cup-2009/2010/As-it-Happens/04022010---Operation-Austria/

But every second update of hers has some bitchy sarcastic comment about Vika so I'm not sure if it's true

Yes i noticed that too - that GB reporter's smugness and bitchyness towards Vika seem to know no bounds :rolleyes: She couldn't even write an update without having a dig at her. She made it sound as if nothing was wrong with her last night too without mentioning that she collapsed. She's probably one of the obssessive Vika haters from this forum :lol: It sounds bad going against my own country even though i don't follow any GB WTA players besides Robbo, but i hope they don't get promotion now or even better Belarus stop them somehow without Vika to see how she takes it.

This Portuguese reporter MiguelSeabra guy on twitter seems to still be bitter that Vika isn't working with his pal Antonio too:

Thought of you @mark_wellington while watching Vika collapse. A lot of dumb decisions. She could've been in the top3 by now. G'luck w/ Nadia

FedCup Lisbon d1 redux: MichelleLarcher deBrito clueless, Azarenka had forehand exposed then physicaly collapsed, Wozniacki bagelled in dubs

After what I saw while commentating the WTAChamps (with you @mark_wellington & @VanGrichen watching courtside), dunno if Azarenka'll make it

@bobbychin question: why, having an experienced trainer like Mark Wellington, was she spent after set&half at WTAChamps? lack of commitment

There's nothing like kicking someone while they're down is there :rolleyes: i bet he's been waiting to have a dig at Vika ever since she split with his pal. Vika seems to have started this season absolutely fine without the dream team of Van Grichen and Wellington and seems to be enjoying it much more. It was Antonio's new girl that looked spent after a set and a half against Vika at the AO :lol: Notice how he didn't dare refer to her as @Vika7 in his tweets too when bashing her but has before when talking to her, not about her :rolleyes:

Igor_Biscan
Feb 4th, 2010, 04:18 PM
Yes i noticed that too - that GB reporter's smugness and bitchyness towards Vika seem to know no bounds :rolleyes: She couldn't even write an update without having a dig at her. She made it sound as if nothing was wrong with her last night too without mentioning that she collapsed. She's probably one of the obssessive Vika haters from this forum :lol: It sounds bad going against my own country even though i don't follow any GB WTA players besides Robbo, but i hope they don't get promotion now or even better Belarus stop them somehow without Vika to see how she takes it.

This Portuguese reporter MiguelSeabra guy on twitter seems to still be bitter that Vika isn't working with his pal Antonio too:









There's nothing like kicking someone while they're down is there :rolleyes: i bet he's been waiting to have a dig at Vika ever since she split with his pal. Vika seems to have started this season absolutely fine without the dream team of Van Grichen and Wellington and seems to be enjoying it much more. It was Antonio's new girl that looked spent after a set and a half against Vika at the AO :lol: Notice how he didn't dare refer to her as @Vika7 in his tweets too when bashing her but has before when talking to her, not about her :rolleyes:

He could be one of the Vika haters on GM as well ;) Also last week he was spreading nasty gossip about Cilic. Classy guy

allrounder
Feb 4th, 2010, 04:22 PM
I like the way he's basing his opinion that Vika might not 'make it' on the evidence of seeing her retire in a match she was obviously never anywhere near feeling 100% too :lol: I'm sure a lot of players games would be exposed while playing with a virus.

She's obviously genuinely not well because she's withdrawn now from Fed cup for the week.

Break My Rapture
Feb 4th, 2010, 06:04 PM
OMG I'm really woried. :scared:

I hope you're alright, Vika. :hug:

azari-nka
Feb 4th, 2010, 08:30 PM
ambulance !!!

hurricanejeanne
Feb 4th, 2010, 09:03 PM
OMG an ambulance! :scared:
I hope nothing is seriously wrong with Vika, but this doesn't sound good at all! :sad::scared:

Hang in there Vika :hug:

allrounder
Feb 4th, 2010, 09:16 PM
if she collapsed on court from exhaustion they probably just took her away in an ambulance as a precaution. If her health was really bad i think they'd have made it public by now what the problem is.

Temperenka
Feb 4th, 2010, 10:48 PM
This is worrisome. She hasn't been on Twitter and no further news has been announced since the incidence.

Vika :sad:

saul1333
Feb 4th, 2010, 10:58 PM
I could imagine Vika on an IV drip in the hospital :scared: :lol:

Hopefully nothing is seriously wrong :angel:

allrounder
Feb 4th, 2010, 11:16 PM
I'm sure her BFF Caro would have informed us if she was on her deathbed :lol: Caro missed her match with illness today too so it's probably just a cold or flu virus spreading round or something, or gods way of telling Vika to stay away from Caro after she was ill while hanging out with her in HK and now again here :lol:

saul1333
Feb 4th, 2010, 11:19 PM
Caro is sick too :eek:

Those STD's really get around :lol:

hurricanejeanne
Feb 4th, 2010, 11:20 PM
I'm sure her BFF Caro would have informed us if she was on her deathbed :lol: Caro missed her match with illness today too so it's probably just a cold or flu virus spreading round or something, or gods way of telling Vika to stay away from Caro after she was ill while hanging out with her in HK and now again here :lol:

:lol:
Hopefully it's just a really bad case of the flu and Vika's fluids are low and that caused the collapse and this stint in the hospital. I just hope she's getting better and we hear from her soon. :awww:

allrounder
Feb 4th, 2010, 11:21 PM
I thought at first it would have to have been anthrax to stop Caro from playing but then i remembered you dont get any ranking points in Fed cup :lol:

Rafito.
Feb 5th, 2010, 01:51 AM
Where is Vika's next tournament? Indian Wells?

hellas719
Feb 5th, 2010, 03:30 AM
^Dubai I think :unsure:

Get well soon, Vika! :hug:

azari-nka
Feb 5th, 2010, 04:09 AM
dubai??
when tournament begin??

hellas719
Feb 5th, 2010, 04:14 AM
February 15 ;)

azari-nka
Feb 5th, 2010, 04:42 AM
;)

Rafito.
Feb 5th, 2010, 04:47 AM
Oh yeah, I completly forgot about Dubai!

So excited!

macginity
Feb 5th, 2010, 12:43 PM
vika7 I got sick really really bad during my match in fed cup! i dont think i ever felt that bad!we had a lot of bad luck this week..too bad

vika7 i was really looking forward to play here,unfortunately it didnt work our way!but we finally have great team spirit and im sure we gonna do

vika7 really well next time! hopefully i will be ready soon for my next tournaments

So she's alive. She just posted this on twitter. :yippee:

Igor_Biscan
Feb 5th, 2010, 01:33 PM
So she's alive. She just posted this on twitter. :yippee:

Sounds like it was pretty bad :sad: Hopefully she gets well soon

azari-nka
Feb 5th, 2010, 01:35 PM
niceeeeeeeeeee:bounce:

Break My Rapture
Feb 5th, 2010, 05:18 PM
Phew. :awww:

The thought alone of Vika in the hospital is making me worried so much that my stumach is upside down and not feeling well. :sad:

bavaria86
Feb 5th, 2010, 06:12 PM
finally some better news again:bounce:

saul1333
Feb 5th, 2010, 06:55 PM
That's good :sobbing:

hurricanejeanne
Feb 6th, 2010, 09:06 PM
Phew. :awww:

The thought alone of Vika in the hospital is making me worried so much that my stumach is upside down and not feeling well. :sad:

:hug: I was worried sick about her too.

At least she's up and twittering now, hopefully she'll be ready for Dubai.

allrounder
Feb 9th, 2010, 04:08 PM
Serena's withdrawl from Dubai has meant Vika will be moved up to the 4th seeded spot :bounce: She needs a QF or better really to cover most of the Memphis points from last year or SF or better to gain.

Christinawww
Feb 9th, 2010, 04:55 PM
Possible R16 opponents:
Francesca Schiavone ITA 18
Nadia Petrova RUS 19
Jie Zheng CHN 20
Aravane Rezai FRA 21

Possible QF opponents:
Elena Dementieva RUS 7
Jelena Jankovic SRB 8
Agnieszka Radwanska POL 9
Na Li CHN 10

In R16, I am a bit scared of Schiavone as Schiavone beat Vika last year, and has been climbing the ranking ever since. Petrova seemed to hit form in Australia, so could be dangerous as well.

Break My Rapture
Feb 9th, 2010, 05:40 PM
Scared of Zheng too. :tears:

hurricanejeanne
Feb 9th, 2010, 06:41 PM
Possible R16 opponents:
Francesca Schiavone ITA 18
Nadia Petrova RUS 19
Jie Zheng CHN 20
Aravane Rezai FRA 21

Possible QF opponents:
Elena Dementieva RUS 7
Jelena Jankovic SRB 8
Agnieszka Radwanska POL 9
Na Li CHN 10

In R16, I am a bit scared of Schiavone as Schiavone beat Vika last year, and has been climbing the ranking ever since. Petrova seemed to hit form in Australia, so could be dangerous as well.

All of these make me nervous! :scared:

macginity
Feb 9th, 2010, 07:02 PM
After AO I'm really afraid of Petrova and Zheng. Schiavone is dangerous player. And Rezai dressing like that is the most dangerous player. Almost impossible to focus when you see someone dressed like that on the other side of the court. :devil:
Ok, I'm afraid of everyone. :p

allrounder
Feb 9th, 2010, 08:53 PM
To be honest i'm more worried about what draw she could get at IW where she'l likely be the third seed and as the rankings stand she could face Clijsters or Sharapova in the fourth round and of course Henin could also pop up anywhere :scared: Masha had better win Memphis to move up into the 9-12 seeds section.

Vikapower
Feb 9th, 2010, 08:53 PM
Vika lost to Schiavone mostly because she headcased the second set and the match but I think that she has shown some new mental progress in the Aussie and I think in Dubaï we'll get to see the same thing from her. :p

I'm not scared of anyone there unless Dementieva and Na Li wich are allways very difficult players to handle. Petrova showed some very good things in the Aussie but she's still very versatile and Vika had won their last meeting in 3 sets... Jankovic is not in a good mood right now and Vika can blow off Radw from the court anytime. Rezai hits very hard but can be very very inconstant. :)

hurricanejeanne
Feb 9th, 2010, 09:53 PM
To be honest i'm more worried about what draw she could get at IW where she'l likely be the third seed and as the rankings stand she could face Clijsters or Sharapova in the fourth round and of course Henin could also pop up anywhere :scared: Masha had better win Memphis to move up into the 9-12 seeds section.

Oh god, just keep her away from those three in IW. :scared:

Rafito.
Feb 10th, 2010, 01:38 AM
The draw is a little scary, but nothing Vika cant do.

If she is having a good day, she could beat all of them.

azari-nka
Feb 10th, 2010, 05:59 AM
vikaaaaaaa championnnnnnnnn

Break My Rapture
Feb 10th, 2010, 01:42 PM
When is the draw out? :awww:

Masha had better win Memphis to move up into the 9-12 seeds section.
That's good. :hearts: I hope she doesn't get Clijsters or Maria in IW soon. :tears: I'm not so sure why but I really think Vika can beat Henin, it's not like Henin has played her best so far in the season, she actually played badly more then she played good. :shrug:

Rafito.
Feb 10th, 2010, 06:57 PM
The draw comes out on the 14th apparently.

Break My Rapture
Feb 10th, 2010, 07:02 PM
That late? Qualifying starts on Friday and main draw play starts on Monday so the draws should be made either Friday or Saturday I think. :shrug:

I mean the 14th is like really late. :speakles:

Rafito.
Feb 10th, 2010, 07:10 PM
I know exactly what I thought, but thats what it says on the website.

http://www.barclaysdubaitennischampionships.com/Scores/Draws.aspx

Break My Rapture
Feb 10th, 2010, 07:16 PM
Oh I see, that's so weird. :lol: thanks for the link. :)

azari-nka
Feb 13th, 2010, 08:02 AM
nice

azari-nka
Feb 13th, 2010, 08:02 AM
RIGHT ON!
What a performance it was from you in 2010 AO
I think I first fell for you back in the last season when you won your first major! This year I'm sure you're gonna win more and more majors and I'm sure you can beat Serena as well to grab your first GS. Vika, this I'm sure! Just do not lose your temper and you're gonna be the winner!

I have to confess that pink color suits you best. In AO you were terrific with that color. I also found out how cool you are when everybody else get nervous. I'm talking about your listening to iPod, right before your match. You never felt shaky when they were waiting for the roof to get closed or the clouds to let the sunshine in. Your confidence was extraordinary!

Just can't wait more to catch you on TV
Shine like a Diamond Vika

Igor_Biscan
Feb 13th, 2010, 09:27 AM
RIGHT ON!
What a performance it was from you in 2010 AO
I think I first fell for you back in the last season when you won your first major! This year I'm sure you're gonna win more and more majors and I'm sure you can beat Serena as well to grab your first GS. Vika, this I'm sure! Just do not lose your temper and you're gonna be the winner!

I have to confess that pink color suits you best. In AO you were terrific with that color. I also found out how cool you are when everybody else get nervous. I'm talking about your listening to iPod, right before your match. You never felt shaky when they were waiting for the roof to get closed or the clouds to let the sunshine in. Your confidence was extraordinary!

Just can't wait more to catch you on TV
Shine like a Diamond Vika

:D :yeah:

Dubai draw in half an hour..

VIKA?
Feb 13th, 2010, 09:42 AM
Can't wait for the draw:D

Rafito.
Feb 13th, 2010, 09:46 AM
Yay! Please get a good draw my Vika.

Igor_Biscan
Feb 13th, 2010, 11:46 AM
(thanks to Elisse in the tournament forum)
same quarter as Jankovic

Bye first round
Then K-Bond or Rybarikova
Then? Kleybanova?

Igor_Biscan
Feb 13th, 2010, 12:07 PM
Vika and Sveta are playing doubles at dubai :woohoo: They have Black/Huber in 2nd round though :lol:

hellas719
Feb 13th, 2010, 12:21 PM
GL Vika! :):bounce:
Of course, Bluber again :help:

allrounder
Feb 13th, 2010, 12:55 PM
It's not just in singles where Vika's draws are cursed then :sobbing:

This draw isn't too bad for her up to the QF i think where she'l likely play 1 of JJ or Vera.

macginity
Feb 13th, 2010, 12:55 PM
Vika and Sveta are playing doubles at dubai :woohoo: They have Black/Huber in 2nd round though :lol:

Their game against Black/Hubber at AO was so fun. Sveta and Vika were laughing all the time, even during the match. I've never laughed so much watching a tennis match.

Christinawww
Feb 13th, 2010, 12:58 PM
It's not just in singles where Vika's draws are cursed then :sobbing:

This draw isn't too bad for her up to the QF i think where she'l likely play 1 of JJ or Vera.

bad draw in doubles, but I prefer good draws in singles and bad in doubles if we can't stay free of bad draws. I haven't spent too much time studying the draw but I am satisfied with what I saw at first glance. Good chance to go deep here

Igor_Biscan
Feb 13th, 2010, 01:15 PM
It's not just in singles where Vika's draws are cursed then :sobbing:

This draw isn't too bad for her up to the QF i think where she'l likely play 1 of JJ or Vera.

Kleybanova could be a tricky 3rd round, she has been playing well recently. Vera will only fly in tomorrow from Thailand so she has to be feeling a bit tired, and I'd rather have her or JJ as a QF opponent than Dementieva.

allrounder
Feb 13th, 2010, 01:40 PM
Yep Kleybanova could be tricky but she does tend to be very inconsistent in these tournaments outside of slams and may even struggle to beat Zheng if they play each other in R2. Vika definitely has the better side of the draw though.

saul1333
Feb 13th, 2010, 02:06 PM
Another tough draw in doubles, but the last one was fun :lol:

Likes to draw Vera, but she might be tired from Pattaya if she makes it..

VIKA?
Feb 13th, 2010, 02:14 PM
Hate this draw:o

Break My Rapture
Feb 13th, 2010, 03:39 PM
I don't know what to think of the draw yet, I'll need to see it.

Break My Rapture
Feb 13th, 2010, 06:13 PM
The draw is okay I guess. :)

Vika will probably play Wednesday, I think. Since Kleybs/ALG is played tomorrow.

Andreas
Feb 13th, 2010, 06:23 PM
Not until Wednesday? I'm pretty sure she will play Tuesday - maybe even Monday :D
I think the draw is okay, though I'd wish Jankovic and her weren't in the same quarter :(

Break My Rapture
Feb 13th, 2010, 06:28 PM
Oops yeah I forgot tomorrow is Sunday, so actually I meant that Vika will probably play Tuesday. :lol:

Welcome1
Feb 13th, 2010, 07:04 PM
To my mind if Vika makes the 4th round she'll meet Zvonareva rather than Jankovic and to tell the truth I'm afraid of Zvonareva. I don't know why, maybe because of that tough match in Australia ... I mean if it is Jankovic, it will be better for Vika, imho. Anyway, the first matches will be tough and who knows what's gonna happen ...

Break My Rapture
Feb 13th, 2010, 07:18 PM
Nah I think Jelena will beat Vera if both get to the 3rd round, Vera's playing the final in Pattaya and will need to travel to Dubai afterwards too so that might tire her. :shrug:

Welcome1
Feb 13th, 2010, 07:34 PM
I didn't think about it, maybe you're right)

allrounder
Feb 13th, 2010, 07:35 PM
I think i'd rather have Vika face JJ too than Vera because Vera seems to be a bad matchup for Vika even though our girl won their last encounter. The H2H still stands at 1-4 in Vera's favour too and Vika hadn't even taken a set off her until a couple of weeks ago. Anyway that's still a long way away and Vika needs to get to the QF first before we start worrying about her opponent.....

Break My Rapture
Feb 13th, 2010, 07:41 PM
Kleybs in R2 can be dangerous. :scared:

allrounder
Feb 13th, 2010, 07:45 PM
She's a potential R3 P not R2 and besides there's some dangerous qualifiers in Molik and Gronefeld who could beat Kleybs or Zheng if they play well in that little section.

Break My Rapture
Feb 13th, 2010, 07:54 PM
Oops yeah R3. :lol: my god, I'm making so many mistakes today. :spit:

TheBoiledEgg
Feb 13th, 2010, 08:41 PM
good luck Vika ;) :hug:
hope she's back to 100% in Dubai

go get 'em Vika !!!!!!!!!!!!

Vikapower
Feb 14th, 2010, 04:01 AM
Think its a great draw for Vika ! Kley is the trickiest in the draw... Jelena isn't playing her best tennis right now and Zvo,Vika has taken lots of confidence from their Aussie match up... Vika has a very big edge on both I think if she still brings in the superbe dynamique she had in the Aussie ! C'mon Vika !:worship:

Temperenka
Feb 14th, 2010, 04:58 AM
Dangerous but manageable draw. If she's feeling 100% better from her Fed Cup sickness... I expect good things from this tournament.

Rafito.
Feb 14th, 2010, 05:50 AM
I am only scared of Kleybanova, everyone else in her quarter is going to be very capable. But Alisa scares me :scared:

Anyways, Good luck Vika! Take the title :kiss:

allrounder
Feb 14th, 2010, 10:58 AM
No need to worry about Kleybs anymore because she's just lost to ALG....

VIKA?
Feb 14th, 2010, 11:00 AM
:woohoo:

Break My Rapture
Feb 14th, 2010, 11:46 AM
:spit: that's nice, I guess.

Rafito.
Feb 14th, 2010, 11:57 AM
Wow, That's a relief.

Break My Rapture
Feb 14th, 2010, 12:30 PM
Seems like ALG has been on a little winning streak though, 6 matches. 2 fed cup matches and got through qualifying here and now defeated Kleybs, so we can't look past her if she makes R3 (and Vika too:lol:) . :scared:

hellas719
Feb 14th, 2010, 12:31 PM
Vika will play K.Bondarenko in R2 ;)

hellas719
Feb 14th, 2010, 12:31 PM
They will probably play on Tuesday since Groenfeld probably needs a day off after playing for three days in a row...

JadeFox
Feb 14th, 2010, 12:54 PM
I say we just worry about Bondarenko first.

Vamos Vika! :bounce:

Break My Rapture
Feb 14th, 2010, 12:57 PM
You're right, go Vika. :rocker2:

saul1333
Feb 14th, 2010, 04:26 PM
So Katya first..

GL :)

Igor_Biscan
Feb 14th, 2010, 06:13 PM
Doubles tomorrow, she sounds like she is enjoying playing doubles with Sveta. Good luck ladies!

LadyB
Feb 14th, 2010, 07:03 PM
Cmon Vika :armed:

^ yeah sounds like they get along very well which is good :yeah: hopefully they go far without tiring themselves out too much for the MD matches :p

Break My Rapture
Feb 14th, 2010, 07:28 PM
What's the time difference between Dubai and CET? :tears:

Igor_Biscan
Feb 14th, 2010, 07:32 PM
+3hours I think for you

Break My Rapture
Feb 14th, 2010, 07:44 PM
I see, thanks Mike. :hug:

VIKA?
Feb 15th, 2010, 12:33 PM
Vika and Sveta def. Senoglu/Shvedova 75-63:wooohoo:

great start:D

Igor_Biscan
Feb 15th, 2010, 12:42 PM
Well done Vika/Sveta! Good warm up for her singles match!

Break My Rapture
Feb 15th, 2010, 12:51 PM
:cheer: well done!

Igor_Biscan
Feb 15th, 2010, 01:41 PM
I Like how she was on twitter within 15 minutes of winning the match :lol:

Break My Rapture
Feb 15th, 2010, 01:45 PM
:rolls: omg. :spit:

Igor_Biscan
Feb 15th, 2010, 02:32 PM
Next time sdhe wins she should go straight to her phone to tweet before she even shakes her opponent's hand. She would need to store her phone somewhere though

Sveta is going to stalk Vika tonight :haha::haha:

Break My Rapture
Feb 15th, 2010, 02:42 PM
:spit: :rolls:

saul1333
Feb 15th, 2010, 03:16 PM
I Like how she was on twitter within 15 minutes of winning the match :lol:

:haha: She takes care of her fans..

2nd on court 2 tomorrow.. good luck ;)

allrounder
Feb 15th, 2010, 03:30 PM
Dam it's not gonna be televised then :mad: We'l have to make do with another drama filled afternoon following the live scorecard like in Sydney :scared:

Break My Rapture
Feb 15th, 2010, 03:32 PM
WTF. :o I'm pissed right now. :fiery: stoopit Dubai organizers, they have no brain at all. :rolleyes:

Hai there #4 seed on court 2. :bigwave:

Can't wait to see what they put on Centre Court, except for Caro because I already know she will be playing there.

saul1333
Feb 15th, 2010, 03:35 PM
Hopefully she won't put us through some of those 3 setters when all we had was the SB :sobbing:

Either win fast or lose fast..

allrounder
Feb 15th, 2010, 03:36 PM
It's Caro/Domi, JJ/Rezai, MJMS/Na Li, Venus/Lisicki, Dani/Lena D on the CC for the day. It's the only downside of a good early draw that her matches may not be televised although they should be after this round if she gets through regardless of who she plays.

Break My Rapture
Feb 15th, 2010, 03:38 PM
WTF IS MJMS/SUPERNA DOING ON CENTRE COURT? :rolleyes:

So. Mad. Right. Now.

saul1333
Feb 15th, 2010, 03:39 PM
I understand all except the Na match..that one is a little funky :confused:

allrounder
Feb 15th, 2010, 03:42 PM
They must have read the GM and been caught up in na-goats hype :lol: Their scheduling today was pathetic having Vera/Ves on court 3 and Razzano/Sfar, Stosur/Garbin and Pennetta/Czink all on CC :rolleyes:

Monzanator
Feb 15th, 2010, 03:48 PM
Well, I'm not neccessarily a great fan of Azarenka (I love her mental meltdowns though - no offence :cool: ) but I picked her to win the whole thing so she better do well here :p

Break My Rapture
Feb 15th, 2010, 03:48 PM
Ikr.

allrounder
Feb 15th, 2010, 03:52 PM
Well, I'm not neccessarily a great fan of Azarenka (I love her mental meltdowns though - no offence :cool: ) but I picked her to win the whole thing so she better do well here :p
It's OK we love them too :yeah:

I hope you're prediction is right but i never vote for my faves in these WWW polls out of fear of jinxing them :lol:

hellas719
Feb 15th, 2010, 05:39 PM
Nice doubles win? :yeah:
Li/MJMS on CC and not Vika's match? :tape:
At least Sveta got Court 1 :shrug:. They put Vika on C2 and Bepa on C3 :spit:

Rafito.
Feb 16th, 2010, 05:16 AM
The scheduling is so bad in Dubai. Doesn't matter, At least she will get Centre court if she wins this match.

Break My Rapture
Feb 16th, 2010, 12:17 PM
Katya retired after being 4-1 down in the first set. :hug:

Vika to play ALG in the next round. :)

VIKA?
Feb 16th, 2010, 12:48 PM
Yay:woohoo:

she won't be tired so good luck against ALG:armed:

LadyB
Feb 16th, 2010, 01:33 PM
ALG is in good form. But i'm sure she'll get through :yeah: :unsure:

Allez :armed:

saul1333
Feb 16th, 2010, 01:42 PM
Good start. ALG shouldn't really pose too much of a threat :D

Break My Rapture
Feb 16th, 2010, 01:49 PM
http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?p=17303548#post17303548

Vote for Vika, quickly. :speakles:

Igor_Biscan
Feb 16th, 2010, 03:48 PM
First on court 3 :lol: 2pm (dubai time) tomorrow

aezzei
Feb 16th, 2010, 03:59 PM
CENTRE COURT start 12:00 noon
[7] A Radwanska (POL) vs [10] [WC] F Pennetta (ITA)
[Q] R Kulikova (RUS) vs [2] S Kuznetsova (RUS)
[3] V Williams (USA) or S Lisicki (GER) vs O Govortsova (BLR)
Not Before 7:00 PM
A Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) vs D Hantuchova (SVK) or [5] E Dementieva (RUS)
[6] J Jankovic (SRB) vs [12] V Zvonareva (RUS)

COURT 1 start 12:00 noon
[1] C Wozniacki (DEN) vs S Peer (ISR)
[11] M Bartoli (FRA) vs [8] N Li (CHN)
V Dushevina (RUS) / A Rodionova (AUS) vs [2] N Llagostera Vives (ESP) / M Martinez Sanchez (ESP)
[WC] A Molik (AUS) / S Sfar (TUN) vs Y Chan (TPE) / J Zheng (CHN)
A Bondarenko (UKR) / K Bondarenko (UKR) vs [4] N Petrova (RUS) / S Stosur (AUS)

COURT 3 start 2:00 pm
[Q] A Groenefeld (GER) vs [4] V Azarenka (BLR)
L Dekmeijere (LAT) / T Garbin (ITA) vs E Dzehalevich (BLR) / A Kudryavtseva (RUS)
[8] M Kirilenko (RUS) / A Radwanska (POL) vs C Chuang (TPE) / O Govortsova (BLR)
[1] C Black (ZIM) / L Huber (USA) vs V Azarenka (BLR) / S Kuznetsova (RUS)

I wonder if they dislike Vika or something

Break My Rapture
Feb 16th, 2010, 04:00 PM
COURT 3 ??????????

I am fekkin even more pissed. :fiery:

allrounder
Feb 16th, 2010, 04:06 PM
Great, no TV coverage of Vika again then :mad: They kept Peer off centre court again too as everyone was predicting even though her match with Caro will probably be a good one.

:lol: at the hater in the result thread saying Vika was lucky today and using her match against Serena as the rule that she would of blown her lead again :help: of course playing K.Bondarenko is as daunting as facing Serena :haha:

Break My Rapture
Feb 16th, 2010, 04:08 PM
Ikr. Can't stand him, troll. :fiery: He's a troll just like those poopy Dubai organizers. :rolleyes:

allrounder
Feb 16th, 2010, 05:00 PM
I feel sorry for some haters, their hate is so over the top that they just post nonsense like that, i mean it's not like she was 1-4 down when her opponent retired :weirdo: it's the same one that said Vika couldn't keep the ball in the court in her practice in HK, then she won the next day 6-1 against Dulko :lol:

Vika very rarely loses to anyone outside the top 20 so i'm not sure what weapons he/she thinks K.Bondarenko had in her to perform a Serena style comeback :lol:

The extra rest will do her good though with having to play twice everyday now if she stays in singles and doubles although beating Bluber tomorrow will be a huge ask.

Monzanator
Feb 16th, 2010, 05:01 PM
But for Li Na's AO antics her match vs Bartoli looked to be a Court 3 material instead of Azarenka-ALG. Kulikova on CC is pure madness even with Kuznetsova and Peer will never get exposure here despite the fact her match vs Wozniacki looks the most competitive on paper.

LadyB
Feb 16th, 2010, 05:21 PM
scheduling :cuckoo:

hellas719
Feb 16th, 2010, 05:33 PM
Not the way I wanted Vika to win, but a win is a win I guess ;)

Scheduling :tape:
Court 3? At least Court 1...

VIKA?
Feb 16th, 2010, 05:39 PM
Amazing scheudle:weirdo:

Spiritof42
Feb 16th, 2010, 06:13 PM
Yeah, this is some really stupid scheduling (not to mention incredibly frustrating for Vika fans).

After tomorrow, Vika will be the only player among the top 10 seeds yet to appear on center court. And she's seeded fourth.

But then again, seeing as though they apparently won't put Peer on center court for "security reasons" (yeah, right) despite the fact that she's playing the #1 seed, I'm not really surprised.

Spiritof42
Feb 16th, 2010, 06:16 PM
The extra rest will do her good though with having to play twice everyday now if she stays in singles and doubles although beating Bluber tomorrow will be a huge ask.
At first glance I read "Blubber" and for a second I thought you were referring to Groenefeld. :lol::o

allrounder
Feb 16th, 2010, 06:18 PM
:haha: that would have been nasty :devil:

hellas719
Feb 16th, 2010, 06:52 PM
Yeah, this is some really stupid scheduling (not to mention incredibly frustrating for Vika fans).

After tomorrow, Vika will be the only player among the top 10 seeds yet to appear on center court. And she's seeded fourth.

But then again, seeing as though they apparently won't put Peer on center court for "security reasons" (yeah, right) despite the fact that she's playing the #1 seed, I'm not really surprised.

Or Court 1 :tape:

Rafito.
Feb 16th, 2010, 07:38 PM
That scheduling is so bad! Well I hope she wins, So I can at least see one match of hers. Good Luck Vika.

Break My Rapture
Feb 16th, 2010, 07:40 PM
Good luck Vika. :)

Nina.
Feb 16th, 2010, 09:39 PM
what crazy people are doing the schedule??? :weirdo:
Anyway, good luck Vika :)

Spiritof42
Feb 17th, 2010, 02:29 PM
Faltered under pressure at 4-5 in the second set, and choked badly when serving for the match at 5-2 in the 3rd (wasted 3 MPs at 40-0 and then hit 2 DFs in a row), but a good win overall I guess.

Since she's not playing Peer in the QF, we should FINALLY be able to see her in action. :rolleyes:

Break My Rapture
Feb 17th, 2010, 02:33 PM
Hopefully, I'm sick of the scoreboard. :o

In the mean time, Kuznarenka just lost the first set against Bluber 76(5). :crying2:

Break My Rapture
Feb 17th, 2010, 03:03 PM
Bluber won 76(5) 61. :tears:
Get some rest, Vika. :hug:

LadyB
Feb 17th, 2010, 03:40 PM
Finally on CC :yeah:

allrounder
Feb 17th, 2010, 03:41 PM
Looks as if they had their chances against Bluber but just couldn't convert them :mad:

Vika's finally on centre court tomorrow at 4pm CET for her QF :)

LadyB
Feb 17th, 2010, 03:42 PM
Maybe Kuzzy got tired too, her match did last 3 hrs

Break My Rapture
Feb 17th, 2010, 03:43 PM
OMG great. :hearts: Let's hope Jelena vs Vera will be long and tiring match for both of them. :devil: sorry Craig. :tears:

hellas719
Feb 17th, 2010, 04:18 PM
Singles :woohoo:
Doubles :hug:

Finally CC! :hearts:

allrounder
Feb 17th, 2010, 04:59 PM
Vera's looking scarily good tonight and back to her best :scared:

Vika will need to bring her A-game tomorrow for sure if she's going to make the SF.

saul1333
Feb 17th, 2010, 05:13 PM
Vera v Vika VI

Tough match up for Vika and Vera seems to be playing well after her demolition of JJ :p

Andreas
Feb 17th, 2010, 05:13 PM
Ew, Zvonareva it is :o I just really, really, really don't like her :o I hope Vika trashes her!

And 4PM CET? :help: That's when I have to go to work! Great scheduling, Dubai :rolleyes: Your tournament sucks! :(

Break My Rapture
Feb 17th, 2010, 05:16 PM
I'm really scared. :scared: But it's not impossible!

Good luck against Vera, Vika. :rocker2:

azari-nka
Feb 17th, 2010, 05:35 PM
vaaaaaaayyyyy :eek:
Jankovic J. (Srb) 2 3
Zvonareva V. (Rus) 6 6

Good luck vikaaaaaaa

Welcome1
Feb 17th, 2010, 06:40 PM
This is what I predicted and was scared of, it actually happened ... I wanted JJ to win today so much but ... Zvonareva is almost the only player I don't want Vika to play with.

Nina.
Feb 17th, 2010, 07:56 PM
Vera seems impressive...haven't seen anything of this tournament so I can just judge from the results...Good luck Vika, please play well :)

Temperenka
Feb 17th, 2010, 08:00 PM
Vika will need to play well and move Vera around the court a ton. Hopefully she is fatigued.

Good luck, Vika :) :scared:

saul1333
Feb 17th, 2010, 08:02 PM
:eek:

Just noticed you are Nina. now :)

Break My Rapture
Feb 17th, 2010, 08:06 PM
But seriously, the girl can't keep playing right? :unsure: 9 matches in 9 days. :unsure: A long match against Chokenina. She should be tired as hell. :shrug:

Nina.
Feb 17th, 2010, 08:06 PM
Yes I am. Just as my name says :lol: but I also have a new avi, so I understand the confusion

saul1333
Feb 17th, 2010, 08:16 PM
:lol: I knew it was you by your sig..but I just now noticed Wyna to Nina.

JadeFox
Feb 17th, 2010, 08:54 PM
Alright Vika, this shit just got real.

Caro's out, JJ's out, Sveta's out.

Girl, you're my only hope left!

WIN IT ALL! :fiery:

Vikapower
Feb 17th, 2010, 11:25 PM
Vera played very good tennis but I'm still unconvinced considering that Jelena is really struggling with her game right now so that must have made Vera look outstanding but Vika'll still need to really play good ! I'm confident enough Vika winning that match ! :drool:

Igor_Biscan
Feb 18th, 2010, 10:46 AM
So much for thinking that Vera would be tired from playing and travelling. She seems to have hit some great form, but she played well against Vika at the AO and Vika got the better of her so there's no reason for Vika not to be confident going into this match. Hopefully Vika can fight her way through again :)

TheBoiledEgg
Feb 18th, 2010, 03:42 PM
Vika in semis ;) :bounce: just sublime performance

pls keep this up and win the title

Vikapower
Feb 18th, 2010, 03:45 PM
What a great display of tennis :eek: - Finally, everything is slowly coming together - I read my holy books of tennis and Dubaï is definitively going to be Vika's ; The equation is so simple right now, Radwanska = 0 chances if Vika continues like that ! :bounce:

allrounder
Feb 18th, 2010, 03:53 PM
And to think how nervous about this match i was too before hand :lol:

In the first set she was in the zone where she looks unplayable at times :drool: Vera didn't play well because Vika didn't allow her to. Her court coverage seems so much better than it has been in the past. Really hope she can carry this momentum through to the SF's and make another tier 1 final. Looks like ditching Antonio was a good idea afterall, his plan to attack Vika's forehand didn't bring him much luck :lol:

Break My Rapture
Feb 18th, 2010, 04:02 PM
VIKAAAA !!! :inlove:

What a great performance. :inlove: :bowdown:

Please keep going like this and take revenge on Radwanska. :hearts:

azari-nka
Feb 18th, 2010, 04:49 PM
what a performance vikaaa :eek:
Congratulations:bounce:

macginity
Feb 18th, 2010, 05:12 PM
Her game is very good. If she plays like that tomorrow Radwanska will have no chances to win.
I can see already Vika with her first trophy of the year. :D

Break My Rapture
Feb 18th, 2010, 05:29 PM
Don't look to far ahead. Let's just take this one match at a time. First of all, I want Vika to take revenge on Radwanska. :drool:

saul1333
Feb 18th, 2010, 05:45 PM
Just give her the trophy already :lol:

Great performance today :inlove:

Now 2-4 with Vera..

hurricanejeanne
Feb 18th, 2010, 08:04 PM
Vika!!! :cheer::cheer:

What a performance today! :banana:

waratahsrock
Feb 18th, 2010, 09:01 PM
:worship: Vika great performance :D

Temperenka
Feb 18th, 2010, 10:42 PM
Please take the title :banana:

Rafito.
Feb 18th, 2010, 11:26 PM
Good luck in the SF against Radwanska, Hope she can play like she did last night!

hellas719
Feb 19th, 2010, 03:59 AM
Vika :banana:
I was home just in time to see the last two games :drool:
Now beat Radwanska! :bounce:

Nina.
Feb 19th, 2010, 07:31 AM
Awesome Vika :cheer: :cheer:
Good luck today

katshearts
Feb 19th, 2010, 08:43 AM
Go all the way Victoria :)

Igor_Biscan
Feb 19th, 2010, 09:11 AM
Hope she plays well again today, I wonder if we will see the same shock and awe tactics from the start like yesterday :)

Break My Rapture
Feb 19th, 2010, 12:25 PM
I would love another start like that. :drool:

She needs to make sure Aga doesn't get to decide what she wants to do, like with that dropshot-lob combo. Vika needs to dominate, kill those second (and first :hearts:) serves of Radwanska.

KV
Feb 19th, 2010, 12:27 PM
Come on Vika do your job and beat Aga.

Break My Rapture
Feb 19th, 2010, 12:29 PM
Oh yeah I forgot this part: good luck against Radwanska, Vika. :rocker2:

Temperenka
Feb 19th, 2010, 01:07 PM
How soon will she play?

Break My Rapture
Feb 19th, 2010, 01:08 PM
50 minutes left. :)

saul1333
Feb 19th, 2010, 03:37 PM
Vika in Dubai final with 6-3, 6-4 win over Aga :cheer:

She plays Venus now..only meeting was Olympics where Vika lost..this would be great revenge :)

Break My Rapture
Feb 19th, 2010, 03:37 PM
OMG I AM SO HAPPY. :hysteric: :inlove:

Igor_Biscan
Feb 19th, 2010, 03:43 PM
Woohoo Vika! It was a tight match, I think Vika could have been more aggressive at times in the second set but she played pretty well. I liked the bit about trying to volley like Stefan Edberg.

Hope she gets some of that cake at the end

Vikapower
Feb 19th, 2010, 03:44 PM
Great match from Vika sooooo much new things in her game and she's turning into greatness... Her serve is much more agressive and she's really looking to do much more with it, her transition to net, her net play... and her mental display to turn de second set around :worship: :worship: :bounce: Sam Sumik = GOAT coach :lol:

Nina.
Feb 19th, 2010, 03:44 PM
Finaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaal :cheer: well done girl :kiss:

allrounder
Feb 19th, 2010, 03:50 PM
Yay into another final that was long overdue :woohoo: and she's already gained 400 points on top of her Memphis ones from last year regardless of how she does in the final which is a real bonus with big points in IW and Miami coming up to defend.

Pretty good performance today and she played the big points really well again too and i didn't think Aga even played badly at all but Vika had the weapons to get through her in 2 fairly tight sets.

Break My Rapture
Feb 19th, 2010, 03:53 PM
I want another title, Vika. :tears: please win tomorrow. :crying2:

allrounder
Feb 19th, 2010, 04:00 PM
Venus is of course a great player but i think Vika will like the extra pace coming onto her racket that she'l get off Venus that she didn't get off Vera or Aga. It'l probably come down to how much of a liability her serve is during the match and how consistent Venus is, but it could be a great final with hopefully our girl coming out on top. Venus is about the only regular top 10 player of the last few years that she's never beaten even though they've only played once before so it'l be a great scalp to get if she can pull it off :)

JadeFox
Feb 19th, 2010, 04:29 PM
Great that she's in the final! Now hopefully she can play her absolute best against Venus.

Vamos Vika! :cool:

hellas719
Feb 19th, 2010, 05:50 PM
Vika :inlove:
Great win :drool:

Rafito.
Feb 19th, 2010, 05:56 PM
Vika :inlove:

Please win tomorrow, I will be thrilled. But it's good she has gained more points on top of her Memphis ones.

Temperenka
Feb 19th, 2010, 09:11 PM
Come on, Vika!!!

katshearts
Feb 19th, 2010, 09:19 PM
Yes! Grand final :) Now she has to beat the defending champ, you can do it girl :)

waratahsrock
Feb 19th, 2010, 09:32 PM
Vamos Vika!! Keep it goin girl. Loving seeing her come forward to the net so much more with such great success

mashasabinefan1
Feb 19th, 2010, 09:57 PM
the coaching change has worked wonders for vika. i love how aggresive shes become, play your best against venus.:kiss:

Break My Rapture
Feb 19th, 2010, 10:55 PM
Good luck against Venus, Vika. :rocker2:

hurricanejeanne
Feb 19th, 2010, 11:54 PM
Good luck in the final Vika! :cheer: :cheer:

VIKA?
Feb 20th, 2010, 12:08 AM
I hope she takes the title:D

Szavay #1
Feb 20th, 2010, 01:27 AM
gl tomorrow, vika! i know you can win it!! :cheer:

Nina.
Feb 20th, 2010, 11:07 AM
Good luck to Vika, hope she can win the title :cheer: (yes, I love that smiley ;))

Igor_Biscan
Feb 20th, 2010, 01:09 PM
Excited for the match today, finally I can watch it without worrying about getting caught by my boss! Vika's got nothing to lose today, hope she can put on a good performance

saul1333
Feb 20th, 2010, 03:48 PM
Vika loses to Venus 6-3, 7-5

She has alot of points now that is she doesn't fully defend at her next tournaments it won't hurt her too bad :)

allrounder
Feb 20th, 2010, 03:49 PM
Well she lost but let's be honest guys a lot of players would have been blown away by Vee today but Vika fought hard to the very end. She could have played a little better obviously today but you can't help but have been impressed by her overall play this week she looks so much better already than last season.

PerfectForm
Feb 20th, 2010, 03:51 PM
bad luck on the third MP which dipped over to Vika's side after the ball hit the net. however, I really liked what I saw about her mental strength, fighting back from 0-3 down in the second, and hitting fearlessly in the first 2 MPs. Vika has come a long way since her mental breakdown days & Im sure this season will see her achieving alot more than the previous :)

Rafito.
Feb 20th, 2010, 03:52 PM
Well Done Vika, you played really good. If it wasn't for Vee's serve im sure you would have won. Rest up for Indian Wells.

JadeFox
Feb 20th, 2010, 03:54 PM
Vika played as well as she could have but Venus was better today. Her mentality has drastically improved and if she can continue to play well(and work on that serve) and stay positive, she can do some major damage this year.

allrounder
Feb 20th, 2010, 04:09 PM
What a joke of a presentation not even letting Vika speak :mad: :rolleyes:

hurricanejeanne
Feb 20th, 2010, 04:10 PM
I'm sad that Vika lost, but I'm with the rest of you, Vika played so well today and was mentally very strong. This is a great sign going into Indian Wells and Miami.

saul1333
Feb 20th, 2010, 04:11 PM
What a crock..only reason I still watched was hear her speak :o

I think it's time for another protest :mad:

Igor_Biscan
Feb 20th, 2010, 04:16 PM
Vika's fighting spirit was very impressive today. She could have played better I thought but you can't play at the top of your game every match..

allrounder
Feb 20th, 2010, 04:20 PM
And add to that Venus was at the top of her game which made things doubley difficult. Vika did well to stay with Venus for as long as she did considering how well Vee was serving, she was just getting so many cheap points and this is easily the best Vee has played since Wimby this week.

saul1333
Feb 20th, 2010, 04:24 PM
I am really impressed with her fh now :inlove:

Last year it was so cheesy and now she can really open up the court with it. Sumyk has been amazing and he is getting her to net more like what he have all wanted..she just need to work on when she comes in..

Break My Rapture
Feb 20th, 2010, 04:26 PM
Sumyk is amaze. :tears: when does Indian Wells start?

saul1333
Feb 20th, 2010, 04:27 PM
The 8th I think..

allrounder
Feb 20th, 2010, 04:30 PM
TBH i think she has been coming in at the right times but when you play Venus it looks worse than it actually is when it doesnt come off because her court coverage is so good and she gets to the ball a lot quicker than any other player then hits those awesome DTL and CC shots with her long reach. Vika's net success rate was actually higher than Venus' today i think according to the stats towards the end and against Aga and Vera she had over 80% net success rate so there's not a lot wrong with that part of her game.

Szavay #1
Feb 20th, 2010, 06:33 PM
not too disappointed cause vika put up a good fight. :)

hellas719
Feb 20th, 2010, 08:00 PM
Vika :hug:
Now go and win Indian Wells! :rocker2:

Ksenia.
Feb 20th, 2010, 08:19 PM
She had a great tournament :)

Andreas
Feb 20th, 2010, 08:22 PM
:sad: Well, it was a good tournament after all, beating Aga and Vera :hearts:
I believe she can win IW - no Serena or Venus there! :D

katshearts
Feb 20th, 2010, 09:34 PM
Yeah, not the result we were hoping for but she did very well this week. :yippee:

macginity
Feb 20th, 2010, 11:26 PM
Yeah, Venus might be getting old, but when she decides to really play it's tough to defeat her.
But Vika played well, maybe not very well like the Zvonareva and Radwanska matches, but was a nice game of her. The big problem was the service of Venus. She couldn't get through it, so she had difficult to get around the net to do the volleys that she was doing so well in the last matches.
But if her improve her service I think that her game will get really better. Work on that, girl!

Igor_Biscan
Feb 21st, 2010, 10:57 AM
I am really impressed with her fh now :inlove:

Last year it was so cheesy and now she can really open up the court with it. Sumyk has been amazing and he is getting her to net more like what he have all wanted..she just need to work on when she comes in..

Yeah I think her forehand was better than her backhand yesterday! She played two outstanding points off her forehand on the first two match points. I wonder if that's what she meant when she talked about working on the mental side of her shots in the offseason, having the belief to accelerate through the forehand rather than backing off and looping it up. She played a great point on the third match point too but got unlucky.

Yeah, Venus might be getting old, but when she decides to really play it's tough to defeat her.
But Vika played well, maybe not very well like the Zvonareva and Radwanska matches, but was a nice game of her. The big problem was the service of Venus. She couldn't get through it, so she had difficult to get around the net to do the volleys that she was doing so well in the last matches.
But if her improve her service I think that her game will get really better. Work on that, girl!
I think she found it hard to get a rhythm against Venus's serve, even more than against Serena. Looking back on the match I was a bit harsh on her in the live thread. Overall she played pretty good, just had a dip at the start of the second and that bad game at 3-6 5-5. She served very well and I love the bravery in coming to net, it's only by doing this in matches like these that she will learn anticipation and angles at net.

Overall her game looks in great shape, looking forward to IW (unfortunately I can't go anymore :sobbing:).

Nina.
Feb 21st, 2010, 11:53 AM
Not exactly what I hoped for but Vika had a great tournament. And from what I read she played well most of the time, too. It looks like Sumyk & Vika are a great team so I hope for good results to come :) Good luck at IW

allrounder
Feb 21st, 2010, 09:20 PM
Yeah a great week for her indeed. Some of the tennis she played was as good as any i've seen in her career. The Vera match in particular was :drool: Even in the final she didn't exactly play badly but Vee was in her Wimbledon winning form and Vika still nearly matched her.

Here's the post match interview transcript from the Dubai tournament site

Q. What is the difference at the end of
the match, because you led from 3-1 down?
VICTORIA AZARENKA: Yeah, I led, but
it was no break, you know. It was hard. Venus
came off with some big shots, and, you know, I
think overall the game was really good. Very
high quality of tennis from both of us.
Just, you know, a little bit of bad luck on
a few balls. But I'm proud of what I did today.

Q. Shame on that last point?
VICTORIA AZARENKA: Yeah, there is
nothing else you can do. You just have to accept
that.

Q. She hits the ball hard, doesn't
she?
VICTORIA AZARENKA: Yes, she does.

Q. Was that the difference today?
She's just got that extra bit of power in her
serve and in her ground stroke?
VICTORIA AZARENKA: No, I don't think
so. She was just, you know, making -- it's not
about power. It's more about precision that she
was making it on the lines close to the lines.
There was more about that. I don't know.
I felt pretty comfortable there. You know
but she played too good today.

Q. Do you feel you're closing up more
and more on these Top-5 players?
VICTORIA AZARENKA: Definitely. I
think I changed my game a little bit. I became a
better player, a more aggressive player, more
tougher player to beat. You know, I'm very proud with the work
I'm doing, and just for me it's just extra motivation
to go back and try a little harder. Because I'm
enjoying tennis so much like I never did in my life
before.

Q. You said you didn't think it was a
question of power today, but is there anyone
who hits the ball harder than Venus in the
women's game?
VICTORIA AZARENKA: Well, serve,
probably not. I mean, Serena also gave me a
200 in Australia. It's actually pretty painful if you
don't hit it right (laughing). But, you know, that's
their big strength, you know, the serve. What
can you do? You just try to work and get the
same. Thank you.

hellas719
Feb 22nd, 2010, 01:18 AM
looking forward to IW (unfortunately I can't go anymore :sobbing:).

:hug:

Igor_Biscan
Feb 22nd, 2010, 08:04 AM
Q. Do you feel you're closing up more
and more on these Top-5 players?
VICTORIA AZARENKA: Definitely. I
think I changed my game a little bit. I became a
better player, a more aggressive player, more
tougher player to beat. You know, I'm very proud with the work
I'm doing, and just for me it's just extra motivation
to go back and try a little harder. Because I'm
enjoying tennis so much like I never did in my life
before.


:D:D

Ofen
Feb 22nd, 2010, 05:08 PM
I'm not a fan of Azarenka, but I liked her play very much lately (but I have seen only a few sets from her, not full matches). She is almost as good as the top players (Williams sisters, Henin, ...) and much younger. And I feel she improved in the mental aspect of game, too.

Vikapower
Feb 23rd, 2010, 10:35 PM
Yeah I think her forehand was better than her backhand yesterday ! She played two outstanding points off her forehand on the first two match points.

I think she found it hard to get a rhythm against Venus's serve, even more than against Serena.
Overall her game looks in great shape, looking forward to IW (unfortunately I can't go anymore :sobbing:).
I haven't posted yet on Vika's loss to Venus but indeed Vika really played the match how it had to be played but once again thoses Williams sisters and their serve allways present to ruin the party. :lol:

I wouldn't say Vika's forehand was better than her backhand but on match points it was sure at its level - she was hitting some very hard penetrating forehands :eek: I've never seen her hit before... and now if she starts hitting her forehand on a more regular basis like she did on thoses matchs points with power, angles and everything well it will be another great weapon to greatness...

The only reproach I make to Vika in that match is at 5 all she could really have played a better service game to pressure Venus a little bit more instead of thoses useless UE... Sooooooo much confidence entering IW - I have a dream with the level of play she has right now that she could win both Tiers I, just a dream... :hysteric:

PineappleBoy
Feb 25th, 2010, 02:18 PM
Please Vote for Vika,Thank you
http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/PlayerAwards2009?WT.mc_id=wtaheronews_022410

Break My Rapture
Feb 27th, 2010, 11:42 AM
Less than 12 days till IW, I think. :scratch:

Igor_Biscan
Feb 27th, 2010, 12:06 PM
Less than 12 days till IW, I think. :scratch:

Vika's first match would be on the 12th or 13th of march so still 2 weeks. She's finally starting her preparations :)

Break My Rapture
Feb 27th, 2010, 12:52 PM
Vika's first match would be on the 12th or 13th of march so still 2 weeks. She's finally starting her preparations :)
Oh. :spit:

Isn't it possible for Vika to be a 1-4 seed again since WS ain't playing and Safina is likely to withdraw? :speakles:

Christinawww
Feb 27th, 2010, 01:58 PM
Vika is ranked 6th on Monday and the ranking on Monday is the ranking that will be used to determine the Indian Wells seeds. Both Serena and Venus are ranked above her so she will be seeded 1-4. The seeds will be (I don't know if any player has withdrawn with injury):

1. Safina
2. Kuznetsova
3. Wozniacki
4. Azarenka

5. Dementieva
6. Radwanska
7. Jankovic
8. Li

9. Stosur
10. Pennetta
11. Sharapova
12. Bartoli

13. Zvonareva
14. Wickmayer
15. Clijsters
16. Schiavone

17. Petrova
18. Peer
19. Zheng
20. Rezai
21. A. Bondarenko
22. Hantuchova
23. Lisicki
24. Kleybanova

25. Ivanovic
26. Pavlyuchenkova
27. Cibulkova
28. Vesnina
29. Szavay
30. K. Bondarenko
31. Martinez Sanchez
32. Garrigues

R32: one of the 25-32 seeds
R16: one of the 13-16 seeds
QF: one of the 5-8 seeds
SF: Safina or Kuznetsova

Igor_Biscan
Feb 27th, 2010, 01:59 PM
Vika should be 3rd seed if Safina withdraws. Based on her season so far she must be one of the favourites to win the tournament.. depends on Henin's draw though:unsure:

hellas719
Feb 27th, 2010, 02:08 PM
Thanks for the list, Christina :hatoff:

Break My Rapture
Feb 27th, 2010, 03:34 PM
Yeah, Dinara is likely to withdraw. So 3rd seed. :hearts: :woohoo:

I'm not liking any of those 13-16th seeds though. :(

hellas719
Feb 27th, 2010, 04:26 PM
Sveta said this to Vika on twitter:
@VikaAzarenka its ok,mayb u have virus????
about 23 hours ago via web in reply to VikaAzarenka

:scared:

Break My Rapture
Feb 27th, 2010, 04:37 PM
What? :scared: she's not sick again, is she? :scared:

aezzei
Feb 27th, 2010, 04:46 PM
nope, it's her computer

according to this

@SvetlanaK27 i think i broke my computer.... it turns on then it shuts off...
10:22 PM Feb 26th via web

Andreas
Feb 27th, 2010, 04:51 PM
Sveta said this to Vika on twitter:
@VikaAzarenka its ok,mayb u have virus????
about 23 hours ago via web in reply to VikaAzarenka

:scared:

What? :scared: she's not sick again, is she? :scared:

nope, it's her computer

according to this

@SvetlanaK27 i think i broke my computer.... it turns on then it shuts off...
10:22 PM Feb 26th via web

:haha: Pieter and Andrew :spit:

Andreas
Feb 27th, 2010, 04:54 PM
I don't know if any player has withdrawn with injury

Kateryna Bondarenko did ;)

Break My Rapture
Feb 27th, 2010, 04:58 PM
:spit: phew. :lol:

Igor_Biscan
Feb 27th, 2010, 05:27 PM
I think that @VikaAzarenka is a fake Vika anyway. The real Vika is @Vika7

Break My Rapture
Feb 27th, 2010, 05:28 PM
Maybe she changed her name? :shrug:

Christinawww
Feb 27th, 2010, 06:00 PM
I think the VikaAzarenka is fake. She is following two Caro's. The real one and a fake one as well.