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macginity
Apr 13th, 2010, 12:14 AM
Vika has been seen in Monte-Carlo... She went to the MS1000 event there with her BF...

Where heve you seen that?

hellas719
Apr 13th, 2010, 02:56 AM
Maybe she went to watch qualies or something :lol:

Igor_Biscan
Apr 13th, 2010, 06:31 AM
Vika has been seen in Monte-Carlo... She went to the MS1000 event there with her BF...

:confused: source?

edit: never mind, seen it on mtf

Spiritof42
Apr 13th, 2010, 07:06 AM
:confused: source?

edit: never mind, seen it on mtf
Which thread on MTF? Could you post a link please?

Igor_Biscan
Apr 13th, 2010, 07:52 AM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=159449&page=5

So she's got one day to get to charleston and get ready to play :lol:

allrounder
Apr 13th, 2010, 08:48 AM
I wonder if she'l pull out at the last minute? It kind of shows she's not really taking Charleston that seriously though :sad: No wonder she hasn't been updating her twitter :lol: :devil:

She obviously hasn't been able to train with her injury because she'l be going onto the green clay with no practice on the surface at all, but she could have at least flown over a few days early to adjust to the time difference :( Whatever happens she'd better not go over there just to tank to someone like McHale in R2 :help:

VIKA?
Apr 13th, 2010, 12:25 PM
Ohmygod Vika:help: and I thought she was in Charleston days ago:spit:

Break My Rapture
Apr 13th, 2010, 04:16 PM
What is she doing? :sobbing: Vika..

hurricanejeanne
Apr 13th, 2010, 05:46 PM
Goodlawd Vika! She just needs to withdraw from Charleston.

Spiritof42
Apr 14th, 2010, 04:57 AM
I don't get it either. :scratch:

Normally she should be able to beat McHale with one hand tied behind her back, but who knows what will happen considering the current situation?

Hard to imagine Vika tanking a match...

If she's pulling out, it will be at the very last minute. :lol:

VIKA?
Apr 14th, 2010, 05:54 AM
Vika playing at the CC on the third turn:)

good luck:bigclap:

Igor_Biscan
Apr 14th, 2010, 07:47 AM
Good luck Vika (if she shows up)!

Break My Rapture
Apr 14th, 2010, 12:56 PM
Good luck Vika. :) No stream right? :sad:

saul1333
Apr 14th, 2010, 06:20 PM
Vika loses to McHale 6-2, 2-2 ret.

Please rest that little leg :kiss:

allrounder
Apr 14th, 2010, 06:21 PM
Vika :hug: Im guessing she couldn't put much weight onto her left thigh judging by her bad serving stats in the second set even by her standards :sad:

Break My Rapture
Apr 14th, 2010, 06:22 PM
:help:

VIKA?
Apr 14th, 2010, 06:22 PM
I would have prefered her to stay in Montecarlo:o

Monzanator
Apr 14th, 2010, 06:27 PM
Why did she bother coming here anyway :shrug: Useless trip overseas and now back to Europe... :help:

Break My Rapture
Apr 14th, 2010, 06:29 PM
Well she has 2 weeks to heal and get to Stuttgart. :shrug:
She better do well there, she made her path to a #8 seeding much more difficult by playing Marbella/coming here.

Christinawww
Apr 14th, 2010, 06:29 PM
maybe it was one of her commitment tournaments.

Break My Rapture
Apr 14th, 2010, 06:30 PM
Yeah I'm thinking of that too, Christina.
That's the only explanation for coming here. :shrug:

HowardH
Apr 14th, 2010, 06:32 PM
maybe it was one of her commitment tournaments.

As I said in some other thread a few months ago, I think we'll see more and more players who aren't 100% turning up and then losing by retirement or not giving full effort performances with the current rules on committing to tournaments. Vika :hug:.

Nina.
Apr 14th, 2010, 06:42 PM
:awww:

Break My Rapture
Apr 14th, 2010, 07:28 PM
Azarenka, who drove herself to the media tent in a golf cart thingamajiggy, says she has a “pulled hamstring”. Will play Stuttgart next.

Tweeted by bobbychin who is in Charleston right now. :scared:

HowardH
Apr 14th, 2010, 07:37 PM
Hamstrings take time to heal. Sounds like she has a level 1 pull, which is the mildest, but also tends to be the most chronic, essentially because it doesn't feel as bad as a level 2 (difficulty walking). Everyone tends not to give mildly pulled hamstrings enough time to recover, and they therefore keep re-injuring it. Vika needs to seriously rehab and make sure she is actually ready to play.

allrounder
Apr 14th, 2010, 07:58 PM
Yeah i'd be surprised if a pulled hamstring is healed before Stuttgart. She should maybe just withdraw now and make sure she's ok for Rome or Madrid. Unless she was more or less forced to play in Charleston it makes no sense why she risked aggravting an injury that wasn't fully healed because it's just not like her at all, i mean she pulled out of 4 tournaments last season with minor injuries :scratch:

Break My Rapture
Apr 14th, 2010, 09:02 PM
:scared: I'm scared now. This injury is ruining Vika's chances of getting a top 8 seeding at RG.

hurricanejeanne
Apr 14th, 2010, 11:22 PM
I have to agree, this whole thing of playing Charleston sounds like Vika more or less had to "play" the event so she could avoid getting fined. I don't like her even attempting to play on this kind of injury, it's just silly. I just hope she takes the time to get healthy before her next event, though I agree she should sit it out until Roma/Madrid.

Spiritof42
Apr 15th, 2010, 01:04 AM
I think we all saw that coming. :o
Flying back and forth over the Atlantic just for this? :help:
Stupid WTA rules.

Even if she hadn't gotten injured last week, the whole Miami-Marbella-Charleston-Stuttgart road trip never made a whole lot of sense to start with.

It's been one setback after another since Dubai. 2010 is starting to suck big time. :(

hellas719
Apr 15th, 2010, 02:37 AM
:o
She has the money, so why couldn't she just pay the fine? :shrug:

macginity
Apr 15th, 2010, 03:03 AM
:o
She has the money, so why couldn't she just pay the fine? :shrug:

It's easier to go there, try to play and get paid for it.
*just kidding.

Protoss
Apr 15th, 2010, 03:55 AM
:o
She has the money, so why couldn't she just pay the fine? :shrug:
She would get stuck with a 0 pointer in her "best 16" ranking. :shrug:

Spiritof42
Apr 15th, 2010, 07:13 AM
Latest from Twitter, posted about 4 hours ago:

hello everyone!i had to retire from my match today,because of my injury i got in marbella! too bad i didnt have enough time to get it better

tried to do everything possible,but unfortunately i couldnt do anything..im going back to europe now to continue treatment and hopefully

i will be ready very soon!

now from the internet i read some nasty things about me and my match today! specially from my own country! its a shame..so for people

who think i tanked the match or whatever they certainly dont have a fucking clue what they talking about...and rules of wta tour

thanks for the support guys! Love U
Vika :awww::hug:

It must be really sad to read that kind of crap from the media, especially when it's coming from your native country (and it's not the first time this year she's come under fire from some Belarusian media). A few egomaniacs in GM thought she was actually referring to TennisForum. :spit:

Makes it pretty clear that she only played to avoid being penalized.

bavaria86
Apr 15th, 2010, 08:21 AM
Vika:awww:
im sure you will be back very strong soon:bounce:

allrounder
Apr 15th, 2010, 11:22 AM
You tell them Vika! :worship:

:lol: @ people thinking she's referring to TF, i don't think anyone even suggested on here that she tanked in the result thread, or not seriously anyway. She seems to get a pretty hard time from the Belarusian media though but its the same in a lot of countries with their successful athletes the way they get built up just to be shot down :mad:

Break My Rapture
Apr 15th, 2010, 11:57 AM
Vika. :hug:
Heal up soon girl, we miss you. :tears:

VIKA?
Apr 15th, 2010, 12:28 PM
Poor girl:tears:

The Belarussian press is always saying bad stuff from her:o

Christinawww
Apr 15th, 2010, 04:51 PM
A guy replied this to her on facebook:

duh, so explain your side then?? You were 6-2 2-0 up, but your ''people'' were still laying bets against you at crazy odds.... then Mchale gets it back to 2-2 and you give up? The commentator said nothing was wrong with you.

It's not the first time something strange like this has happened with you. You're a disgrace to the sport and should be banned from WTA

what an idiot. If he doesn't like Vika, fine, not everybody has to, but then stay away from her and her facebook.

Break My Rapture
Apr 15th, 2010, 04:56 PM
OMG poor Vika. :awww: :hug:

What a moron, I feel like hurting him. :( How dare he say something that insulting to Vika. :( :( :(

allrounder
Apr 15th, 2010, 05:00 PM
She was never even 2-0 up in the second set at any stage :rolleyes: Don't a lot of the betting sites void bets if the match ends in a retirement? :confused: I like how the person said it's not the first time this has happened as if she's the only player that's ever retired whilst in a good position and of course it's totally unreasonable to think she may actually be genuinely injured :help:

JadeFox
Apr 15th, 2010, 05:54 PM
She was never even 2-0 up in the second set at any stage :rolleyes: Don't a lot of the betting sites void bets if the match ends in a retirement? :confused: I like how the person said it's not the first time this has happened as if she's the only player that's ever retired whilst in a good position and of course it's totally unreasonable to think she may actually be genuinely injured :help:

If they don't they should. After all the drama that went down with Davkydenko three years ago, I would think they would be more alert for anything suspicious.

Anyways fuck them. Her health should come first. :hug:

Igor_Biscan
Apr 15th, 2010, 06:37 PM
This tank business is bullshit.. it was widely known that she went into the match carrying an injury. If she hadn't been injured I doubt McHale would have even won 4 games. If Vika is injured and can't continue, what is she supposed to do?

allrounder
Apr 15th, 2010, 06:47 PM
It seems like the master logic is if you're winning easily and retire it's automatically a tank because it's impossible to get injured if you're winning :rolleyes: I don't even think anyone on TF was calling it a tank although i see a couple of WUM's in GM are now trying to have their fun :lol:

HowardH
Apr 15th, 2010, 08:10 PM
It seems like the master logic is if you're winning easily and retire it's automatically a tank because it's impossible to get injured if you're winning :rolleyes: I don't even think anyone on TF was calling it a tank although i see a couple of WUM's in GM are now trying to have their fun :lol:

Nicely put.

These people and their ridiculous accusations. And I don't care what betting companies say, by definition they're immoral and are trying to make as much money as they can off poor greedy sobs, so of course they will make a lot of excuses to not have to pay out if they can.

People bet on Vika losing cos she was injured. Simple as that. Nothing underhand from Vika. I can't stand how people dare to slander players' characters in this kind of situation. I guess the people who make these accusations aren't good at judging a player's character. I've seen a lot of Vika, and she absolutely tries her best to win every match- if she retires it's because her body is not up to the challenge on that day, that's all. Those accusations of Nikolay were silly too- he's like Vika, no one tries harder to win on the tour than these two (except for maybe Rafa and Caro).

Spiritof42
Apr 15th, 2010, 08:53 PM
This reminds me of the match-fixing bullsh*t that came up after Wozniacki retired in Luxembourg last year (except that Caro was up 7-5 5-0 :lol:).
It died down pretty quickly. Let's hope it's the same here. I get annoyed whenever online gamblers or betting sites try to take the moral high ground in a situation like this. :tape:

Just saw this on Tennis.com:

Vika Dropping F-Bombs On Twitter
Daily Spin April 15, 2010

Call Victoria Azarenka a quitter at your own peril. "[Those] who think i tanked the match or whatever they certainly dont have a f------ clue what they talking about...and rules of wta tour," the world No. 9 tweeted (without the dashes) after retiring from a Family Circle Cup match with a hamstring injury. Azarenka, who was leading her opponent Christina McHale 6-2, 2-2 when she called it a day, sustained the original injury last week in Marbella, Spain. We’re guessing the foul language won't sit well with the higher-ups at the WTA, but give Azarenka extra credit for being that fired up about a match in Charleston.

—Tom Perrotta

Source (http://www.tennis.com/articles/templates/thespin.aspx?articleid=4967&zoneid=32)

:rolleyes: It's not like she dropped the so-called "f-bomb" during a press conference or anything like that (and why the plural in the title? She only used the word once). Didn't Kuznetsova post something like "F*ck haters" on Twitter one time? Sites like Twitter are first and foremost about posting what's on your mind. You have to accept them for that they are. Personally, I think it's very interesting to be able to get players' raw thoughts and reactions without any editing or filtering from the PR people.

allrounder
Apr 15th, 2010, 09:05 PM
Wow Vika used a swearword :worship: It must be a really slow news day for these bloggers :lol: No action was taken against Woz even when her father gave an accidental tip-off to the world so it's highly unlikely any investigation will be taken here either IMO, or if it was surely an MRI scan to Vika's hamstring would quickly kill it. It's hardly rocket science is it that there was a good chance that she'd retire, most of us on here thought there was no way that hamstring would have recovered since Marbella with a transatlantic flight involved too so i'm not surprised if an unusual amount of people felt like backing Mchale before and during the match. The WTA need to sort out the roadmap top 10er rules ASAP.

Break My Rapture
Apr 15th, 2010, 10:09 PM
Apparently Vika is stuck on the airport now too, because of that volcano in Iceland. :hysteric:

hurricanejeanne
Apr 15th, 2010, 10:54 PM
Vika dropping the f-bomb :worship:

People are stupid, if they actually paid attention to the sport they would have known that Vika came into the Charleston with a pretty serious injury and had to retire when it started to hurt her badly again. And she gets major credit from me for calling out the Tour for their absolutely stupid Roadkill rules.
And I really doubt anything will come of these tanking/betting crap.

I just hope Vika gets better soon so she can come back and kicks some ass. :hug:

saul1333
Apr 15th, 2010, 11:25 PM
F word :bowdown: put those douchers in their place :mad:

bobbychin (http://twitter.com/bobbychin)

Vera Zvonareva requested on-court coaching after winning the first set, and guess who shows up? Yes -- Sam Sumyk. http://twitpic.com/1fshpr (http://twitpic.com/1fshpr)

Looks like Sam is moonlighting as Vera's coach when Vika is absent :lol:

Break My Rapture
Apr 15th, 2010, 11:28 PM
WTF? :awww: What is he doing with Vera? :unsure:

hellas719
Apr 16th, 2010, 02:38 AM
Vika :hug:
Don't listen to them. Laugh at them ;)

Spiritof42
Apr 16th, 2010, 12:39 PM
Naturally, as soon as one moron (the gossip writer for Tennis.com) made a "story" out of Vika swearing on Twitter, another moron (the tennis columnist for Yahoo) was bound to read the first piece and add to the stink:

http://sports.yahoo.com/tennis/blog/busted_racquet/post/Victoria-Azarenka-curses-out-her-doubters-on-Twi?urn=ten,234545

One part made me laugh out loud:

The weird thing is that I just spent way too much time reading Belarusian news sites and searching Twitter and barely have seen a critical word about the match. Her native Web sites didn't even mention the retirement and fan reaction has been almost universally supportive on Twitter. Seems like we can add thin skin to the list of Vika's current ailments.

:spit: This coming from Chris Chase, a guy who in all likelihood can't understand a word of Russian, let alone Belarusian? What "native Web sites" did he read for his highly scientific investigation? The handful that are available in English? Unless he used one of those highly reliable online translators? And yet here he is, thinking he's entitled to admonish Vika for being oversensitive. :weirdo:

And of course, he had to finish by taking yet another uncalled-for swipe at Serena Williams.

Break My Rapture
Apr 16th, 2010, 01:51 PM
What a moron.
All these stupid reporters who write shit about players but don't know a thing about tennis and its players. :fiery: :fiery:

JadeFox
Apr 16th, 2010, 05:16 PM
See? This is what I'm talking about.

The girl is a BAMF!!!! :worship:


Fuck all the haters Vika! Keep doing your thing. :cool:

And besides it's not the first time she swore on Twitter. Get over it media types.

hurricanejeanne
Apr 16th, 2010, 06:00 PM
F word :bowdown: put those douchers in their place :mad:



Looks like Sam is moonlighting as Vera's coach when Vika is absent :lol:

:lol: I guess he doesn't want to be stranded in the airport like Vika.

Andreas
Apr 16th, 2010, 07:24 PM
Sam, get away from that thing :lol:

Really not liking Vika's decision to play Charleston when she wasn't ready :( Lost two matches she was winning in a row now.

Please rest up for Stuttgart and find some AO/Dubai form :D

JadeFox
Apr 16th, 2010, 07:55 PM
Sam, get away from that thing :lol:

Really not liking Vika's decision to play Charleston when she wasn't ready :( Lost two matches she was winning in a row now.

Please rest up for Stuttgart and find some AO/Dubai form :D

Yeah that's all we can hope for right now.

Does anyone know the status of the volcano ashes? Vika's been tweeting about learning french and asking people about their dream dates a few hours back but I haven't read any big updates on the news so far.

allrounder
Apr 16th, 2010, 08:02 PM
They've just said the flights here in the UK are grounded until at least 1pm tomorrow :help:

I think she may need to skip Stuttgart unfortunately to let her hamstring fully heal and come back playing at Rome :sad: the last thing we need is for her to have any niggling injuries going into RG by coming back too soon.

VIKA?
Apr 16th, 2010, 08:04 PM
Well I think she has time to rest and stuff:awww: I'd like her to play in Stuttgart cuz I really want her to be the 8 seed in RG:tears:

JadeFox
Apr 16th, 2010, 08:52 PM
[QUOTE=allrounder;17597537]They've just said the flights here in the UK are grounded until at least 1pm tomorrow :help:


Well that sucks! :(

I think she may need to skip Stuttgart unfortunately to let her hamstring fully heal and come back playing at Rome :sad: the last thing we need is for her to have any niggling injuries going into RG by coming back too soon.

I do wish she would give a little more insight into this injury. I want to know just how bad it really is before making any conclusions.

allrounder
Apr 16th, 2010, 09:01 PM
The only info she's given about it so far is what she said to the press a few days ago in Charleston that she's pulled her hamstring :sad: In football when that happens the player doesn't normally play again for 2-3 weeks at the least. I'd love nothing more than to see her in Stuttgart and hopefully driving that Porsche as the winner :drive: but i'm not sure just one week off will be enough for it to go away :(

Break My Rapture
Apr 16th, 2010, 09:29 PM
Vika. :awww:
Please hamstring, heal up soon. :bigcry:

saul1333
Apr 16th, 2010, 10:58 PM
On tv they said Vika was stranded in Atlanta :sad: What a terrible place to get stuck :lol:

Break My Rapture
Apr 16th, 2010, 11:01 PM
:rolls:

Vika. :hug: Fuckin volcanic ashes stuff. :fiery:

Spiritof42
Apr 16th, 2010, 11:45 PM
Unless there's a change in the wind and weather patterns, air travel in northern Europe will probably continue to be affected for several days. And who knows for how long that volcano will keep spewing ash into the atmosphere? :help: It's a good thing there's no WTA tournament next week.

It could have been worse, though: in 1783, a truly catastrophic eruption (about 100 times stronger than the current one) had a major impact not only on Iceland, but on the British Isles and the whole of northwestern continental Europe as well. Read more about it here (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/8624791.stm) if interested.


Vika just said she's "stuck in Chicago for another day". She's going to a hockey game tonight. I thought her mentor Khabibulin was playing for that team (Chicago Blackhawks), but turns out he was traded to Edmonton last year.


Vika learning French. :inlove: She can ask me for help with her lessons any time. :)

JadeFox
Apr 17th, 2010, 01:05 AM
On tv they said Vika was stranded in Atlanta :sad: What a terrible place to get stuck :lol:

Hey now! Fellow Atlantan here and I can say with total bias that we are awesome! :ras: :p

And besides Vika says she's stuck in Chicago. Pick on them! :lol:

hellas719
Apr 17th, 2010, 04:02 AM
Maybe Wozniacki taught her some Polish so she can get around in Chicago :lol: (There's lots of Poles there :p)

Break My Rapture
Apr 17th, 2010, 12:38 PM
Argh, why does everything need to be about Wozniacki?

allrounder
Apr 17th, 2010, 01:16 PM
Polish would come in handy for when she visits London too and the rest of the UK for that matter :help:

Maybe Vika's planning on living/training in Monte Carlo/Switzerland like a lot of players do for tax purposes which is why she's learning french :shrug:

hurricanejeanne
Apr 17th, 2010, 03:47 PM
Hey now! Fellow Atlantan here and I can say with total bias that we are awesome! :ras: :p

And besides Vika says she's stuck in Chicago. Pick on them! :lol:

:lol: Poor Vika's being bounced all around the States.

I agree, I'm not totally convinced she'll be healed by Stuttgart. I'd love her to play there and get some points and practice, but if the hamstring isn't ready I don't want her pushing it too much.

saul1333
Apr 17th, 2010, 07:13 PM
Hey now! Fellow Atlantan here and I can say with total bias that we are awesome! :ras: :p

And besides Vika says she's stuck in Chicago. Pick on them! :lol:

:hug: :lol: No offense..just a joke

JadeFox
Apr 17th, 2010, 09:51 PM
:hug: :lol: No offense..just a joke

Yeah right! You were just waiting to hate on Atlanta I can feel it! I can feel it with your mean, meanie pants eyes! ;) :p

jasminefu623
Apr 18th, 2010, 06:18 PM
vika is so nice, can't believe i am talking to her on twitter :lol:

Welcome1
Apr 18th, 2010, 06:19 PM
Can somebody explain the situation with Sam Sumyk. I saw him today in Charleston as Vera's coach. What does it mean? He doesn't work with Vika anymore?

allrounder
Apr 18th, 2010, 06:21 PM
From what i've heard he was just helping Vera at Charleston for the week because Vika left early and Vera is still coachless. He is still working with Vika full time :)

saul1333
Apr 18th, 2010, 06:22 PM
Vika had a question fest..I missed it :bigcry:

I think Sam was just on loan for this tourney..

jasminefu623
Apr 18th, 2010, 06:24 PM
Vika had a question fest..I missed it :bigcry:

I think Sam was just on loan for this tourney..

i am right there, she is so nice to answer all kinds of questions:lol:

allrounder
Apr 18th, 2010, 06:25 PM
I notice someone's still asking her if she's going out with Gulbis :yawn: :banghead:

saul1333
Apr 18th, 2010, 06:29 PM
And Vika seemed a little peeved because she has been asked that many times :lol:

allrounder
Apr 18th, 2010, 06:31 PM
Vika had a question fest..I missed it :bigcry:

Don't worry i'm sure she'l be back, it's not like she hasn't got plenty of time to kill :lol:

Welcome1
Apr 18th, 2010, 06:33 PM
Thanks guys, it's good, I like Sam as Vika's coach

saul1333
Apr 18th, 2010, 06:34 PM
Doesnt matter..I dont really have anything interesting to ask her :help:

jasminefu623
Apr 18th, 2010, 06:34 PM
i think she is just boring during her trip to paris?

Spiritof42
Apr 18th, 2010, 06:40 PM
Looks like I might have to create a Twitter account as well. I'm not big on social networking, but the opportunity to interact with her is getting harder and harder to resist. :o

i think she is just boring during her trip to paris?
I think you mean "bored". ;)

hurricanejeanne
Apr 18th, 2010, 10:54 PM
From what i've heard he was just helping Vera at Charleston for the week because Vika left early and Vera is still coachless. He is still working with Vika full time :)

Ah I wondering that today as well. It's pretty good that he and Bepa are still cool like that.

allrounder
Apr 18th, 2010, 11:34 PM
Yeah i just hope he doesn't enjoy working with Vera so much that he leaves Vika to coach her full time because he's been doing a great job so far with our Vika :) There are rumours that Zvonareva wants him back though :mad: Vika and Vera get along pretty well though so i hope it's nothing more than just a one off favour for a friend :angel:

angliru
Apr 19th, 2010, 10:27 AM
Did Vika say anything about her injury in her chat/twitter? She'll play Stuttgart, I suppose?

BTW: Vika is finally leading a poll (http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=406654) on GM - Worst grunt! ;)
Her grunt has never bothered me though...

allrounder
Apr 19th, 2010, 05:35 PM
She just said she was going to be rehabbing and practicing in Paris. She also said in a video that Stuttgart's one of her favourite tourneys, so she'l probably try her hardest to be fit for it :scared:

Grunting's never really bothered me much either - it's just part of the sport :shrug: I'm usually too into the matches to even notice it's there anyway.

Break My Rapture
Apr 19th, 2010, 05:44 PM
She just said she was going to be rehabbing and practicing in Paris. She also said in a video that Stuttgart's one of her favourite tourneys, so she'l probably try her hardest to be fit for it :scared:

Grunting's never really bothered me much either - it's just part of the sport :shrug: I'm usually too into the matches to even notice it's there anyway.
Hopefully she'll be fully fit in time. :cheer:

Same here, I've never been bothered by grunting. :shrug:

hellas719
Apr 20th, 2010, 02:23 AM
I'm only bothered by MLDB's grunting :tape:
I first saw Vika back in 2006 at the US Open when she beat Myskina and I went with my sister and she said that Vika's grunt is so annoying :rolleyes:

Spiritof42
Apr 20th, 2010, 04:20 AM
Back when I started watching tennis (that would be during the late Jurassic, otherwise known at the Eighties), "grunting" as it is done today had not yet become fashionable (or even acceptable). So when it burst onto the scene some years later, I'll admit I found the noise coming from the likes of Monica Seles rather annoying at first. But I got used to it eventually, and only a few "grunters" bother me these days.

I've never had any problem with Vika's particular brand of noise-making, though I can understand why some people dislike it. To me, it's actually kind of cute, almost comical at times.

Break My Rapture
Apr 20th, 2010, 05:06 PM
I'm only bothered by MLDB's grunting :tape:
I first saw Vika back in 2006 at the US Open when she beat Myskina and I went with my sister and she said that Vika's grunt is so annoying :rolleyes:
Michelle's grunt is :inlove:.

Monzanator
Apr 20th, 2010, 05:16 PM
I can stand Maria and Vika, but MLDB is helluva annoying :o

Break My Rapture
Apr 20th, 2010, 05:37 PM
Salut from paris:) just finished my morning fitness! Saw the doctor and he said my leg is better! I'm going to play tennis in the afternoon
:)
Hopefully she had a light practice, and hopefully her hamstring is okay. :unsure:

hurricanejeanne
Apr 20th, 2010, 06:00 PM
I hope her hamstring heals well! So far it sounds good! :D

I've never had a problem with most grunts, some of them out there are a bit too much. Usually I'm way too into a match to really care about the grunts.

Break My Rapture
Apr 20th, 2010, 08:20 PM
Just watched highlights of Vika vs Ana. :inlove:
Vika played so scarily good there, will never forget that match. :worship:
If Vika plays like this, I think not many players would be able to beat her -- maybe even no one.
But at the same time, I still feel like Vika can still do so much better. :lol:

Nina.
Apr 20th, 2010, 08:59 PM
I hope her hamstring heals well! So far it sounds good! :D

I've never had a problem with most grunts, some of them out there are a bit too much. Usually I'm way too into a match to really care about the grunts.

Mee too. If it's a match that captures my attention I don't even notice the grunts at all :shrug:

Spiritof42
Apr 21st, 2010, 05:09 AM
Salut from paris:)
Nice to see she's already putting her French lessons to good use. :spit:

Julian.
Apr 24th, 2010, 07:14 AM
Vika's Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Victoria-Azarenka/34055421265): hey guys! it was my last day in paris! beautiful weather again..good training day and i fell asleep on the treatment lol... going to stuttgart tomorrow morning! very excited! my mom is coming too...i miss her a lot..havent seen her for over a month now

Spiritof42
Apr 24th, 2010, 09:14 AM
Vika playing in Stuttgart makes me nervous. I don't think I could take three retirements in a row, especially from the same injury. :scared:

Andreas
Apr 24th, 2010, 10:17 AM
I guess she feels ready ;)

I'm a bit frustrated with the retirements. She had a great chance to earn some points there but now it's looking tough to stay in the top 10. Hopefully a great showing in Stuttgart :D

VIKA?
Apr 24th, 2010, 10:19 AM
Andreas, aren't you going to Fed cup?:p

Andreas
Apr 24th, 2010, 10:21 AM
Yes, I'm going to the match between Sweden and China but it has been moved to Sunday and Monday so now I can only go tomorrow :(

VIKA?
Apr 24th, 2010, 10:25 AM
oh great! but why did they move it?

Andreas
Apr 24th, 2010, 10:33 AM
Because China arrived late :rolleyes:

Break My Rapture
Apr 24th, 2010, 11:30 AM
Anyone know when the main draw will be made today? :unsure:

allrounder
Apr 24th, 2010, 06:50 PM
With Vika's luck she'l probably end up with a draw something like this :help:

R1 Henin
R2 MJMS
QF Kuznetsova
SF Safina

I don't want any of those near her in the draw. I'm kind of hoping she doesn't get Ivanovic early either because she tends to play better on clay than other surfaces.

Break My Rapture
Apr 24th, 2010, 07:23 PM
I agree but it will be hard to avoid all of them, especially here where the field is always packed and only the top 2 seeds have BYEs in the opening round. :scared:
I'm hoping she gets Dulgheru in R1 again. :D

Monzanator
Apr 24th, 2010, 08:59 PM
With Vika's luck she'l probably end up with a draw something like this :help:

R1 Henin
R2 MJMS
QF Kuznetsova
SF Safina

I don't want any of those near her in the draw. I'm kind of hoping she doesn't get Ivanovic early either because she tends to play better on clay than other surfaces.

Well, Kuznetsova was nursing a shoulder injury recently, one wonders what's her shape right now and I don't expect any fireworks from Safina after such a long lay-off. On the other hand, I don't see Vika doing any wonders either :unsure:

Amalgamate
Apr 25th, 2010, 04:50 AM
I just hope Vika is healthy :unsure: :hug:

Welcome1
Apr 25th, 2010, 11:29 AM
Pennetta - MJMS - Wozniacki - Bartoli/Stosur/Kuznetsova. What a draw for Vika

Igor_Biscan
Apr 25th, 2010, 11:31 AM
:o

It's a pretty strong field but still tough draw

VIKA?
Apr 25th, 2010, 11:55 AM
(1)WOZNIACKI, Caroline (DEN) vs. Bye
QUALIFIER vs. SAFAROVA, Lucie (CZE)
GOVORTSOVA, Olga (BLR) vs. MARTINEZ SANCHEZ, Maria Jose (ESP)
PENNETTA, Flavia (ITA) vs. AZARENKA, Victoria (BLR)

KUZNETSOVA, Svetlana (RUS) vs. SREBOTNIK, Katarina (SLO)
LI, Na (CHN) vs. ERRANI, Sara (ITA)
QUALIFIER vs. DULGHERU, Alexandra (ROU)
BARTOLI, Marion (FRA) vs. STOSUR, Samantha (AUS)

WICKMAYER, Yanina (BEL) vs. SCHIAVONE, Francesca (ITA)
HENIN, Justine (BEL) vs. GOERGES, Julia (GER)
QUALIFIER vs. QUALIFIER
DULKO, Gisela (ARG) vs. JANKOVIC, Jelena (SRB)

RADWANSKA, Agnieszka (POL) vs. IVANOVIC, Ana (SRB)
HERCOG, Polona (SLO) vs. PEER, Shahar (ISR)
SZAVAY, Agnes (HUN) vs. PETKOVIC, Andrea (GER)
(2)SAFINA, Dinara (RUS) vs. Bye

VIKA?
Apr 25th, 2010, 11:57 AM
What a bad draw:sobbing:

but well, I watched Flavia yesterday and she was quite bad but she managed to win:awww: anyway I hope she can get to the QFs to face Wozniacki:armed::devil:

Rafito.
Apr 25th, 2010, 12:31 PM
:hysteric: Such a hard draw, and MJMS in the 2r if they both manage to get through. At least she isn't in the same half as Justine, Go Vika!

allrounder
Apr 25th, 2010, 01:06 PM
Yeah it's a tough draw but it was always going to be with the packed field and as Rafito said at least she wasn't near Justine :) Caro is probably the best QF she could have got though, but i am sick of the sight of MJMS - it's always either her or Vera in Vika's section :yawn:

Break My Rapture
Apr 25th, 2010, 02:49 PM
What a draw. :hysteric:

I would be happy if Vika got Justine actually, Henin played like utter crap today, 50+ unforced errors. :weirdo:

Happy that Vika has a chance to get revenge on both MJMS and Caro, but she has to reach them first.

Good luck against Pennetta. :D

allrounder
Apr 25th, 2010, 03:04 PM
I don't think Vika's ever played Pennetta before so it'l be an interesting matchup. Now that Clijsters is out for a while it does at least make Vika's top 10 place more secure providing she can actually win a few matches during the clay season and isn't going to keep retiring or playing with an injury :weirdo: She'l probably still fallout of the top 10 though after Rome unless she does well here in Stuttgart and there.

Break My Rapture
Apr 25th, 2010, 03:31 PM
Lets hope Olga can take out MJMS. :sobbing:
Hopefully Pennetta will be tired after Fed Cup. :)

Christinawww
Apr 25th, 2010, 04:39 PM
I'm not so worried about MJMS. Vika was up 4-0 on clay in their last meeting. Even had gp for 5-0, so I guess Vika had done her homework for that match, and thus hopefully she remembers what to do. I am more scared by Pennetta. A tough first round.

Break My Rapture
Apr 25th, 2010, 04:45 PM
Flavia did play some tough matches this weekend though, and I don't know if she's gonna play doubles.
I think there's a good chance she'll be tired. :unsure:

saul1333
Apr 25th, 2010, 04:53 PM
What a tough draw, but we knew it would be :mad:

If Vika is still nursing her injury Flavia could give her trouble..hopefully she gets another shot at MJMS..

Break My Rapture
Apr 25th, 2010, 05:03 PM
ES will broadcast 3 matches on Tuesday. :cheer:

allrounder
Apr 25th, 2010, 05:04 PM
Well Vika's match must be one of, if not best of the first round matches so i'l be annoyed if they don't show it :mad: Did you decide if you are going to go to the tournament BTW Christina?

hellas719
Apr 25th, 2010, 05:48 PM
GL Vika! :cheer:
Hopefully Flavia will be tired :devil:

macginity
Apr 25th, 2010, 07:20 PM
Oh, this is the worst draw ever. At least for me. My two favorite players face off in the first round.
I just wanna to slit my wrists and write a message in a mirror right now.

Vikapower
Apr 25th, 2010, 08:08 PM
That doesn't look as an utterly difficult draw to me. There's a big chance that Pennetta comes tires from FED cup, that kuz looses early to Na Li or Sam by the way who's playing great tennis and I'ld be be more scared of than Pennetta. MJMS I'm not even going to comment :yawn: I think it all depends on the type of physical form Vika is on right now.

hurricanejeanne
Apr 25th, 2010, 09:27 PM
What did Vika ever do to deserve these awful draws. :sobbing:
And I'm so tired of her getting MJMS all the freakin' time.

Spiritof42
Apr 26th, 2010, 08:58 AM
Pennetta in the first round is a pretty brutal start to the tournament, especially on clay. I don't think she'll be THAT tired.

And someone should tell Martinez Sanchez to stop stalking Vika. It's becoming a bit creepy. ;)

allrounder
Apr 26th, 2010, 09:22 AM
It's quite scarey isn't it :lol: she's had one of/or both Vera and MJMS in her quarter at every tournament she's played so far this season apart from Sydney :help:

Christinawww
Apr 26th, 2010, 04:57 PM
Well Vika's match must be one of, if not best of the first round matches so i'l be annoyed if they don't show it :mad: Did you decide if you are going to go to the tournament BTW Christina?

i'm not. didn't feel like going alone and with Vika's injury I was unsure if she would go.

Andreas
Apr 26th, 2010, 05:46 PM
MJMS has pulled out :p If she didn't have to face Pennetta in R1 it would all have looked much better now :lol:

VIKA?
Apr 26th, 2010, 05:54 PM
Great news:D

Christinawww
Apr 26th, 2010, 06:04 PM
I really hope Vika can go deep. She desperately needs the points

Break My Rapture
Apr 26th, 2010, 07:02 PM
Vika playing on Wednesday. :tears:

Aleh
Apr 26th, 2010, 10:23 PM
I really hope Vika can go deep. She desperately needs the points
yeah :devil:

Vikapower
Apr 27th, 2010, 12:39 AM
Good news but she still would have beaten MJMS. :kiss:

Spiritof42
Apr 27th, 2010, 06:53 AM
I watched MJMS beat Radwanska less than 48 hours ago, and she looked fine. That injury came out of nowhere (practice?). :shrug:
Anyway, the first hurdle stills remains. TennisTV won't be showing anything from Stuttgart before Friday (:smash:), so I hope her match will be on Eurosport.

Andreas
Apr 27th, 2010, 07:05 PM
Vika will play at 3.45PM CET tomorrow :) Good luck :D

Monzanator
Apr 27th, 2010, 07:09 PM
Sucks ass... I don't have ES2 anymore... :o Guess I'll be stuck with Goerges in one of Sharapova collection dresses :lol:

Break My Rapture
Apr 27th, 2010, 07:11 PM
I won't be here. :hysteric:

VIKA?
Apr 27th, 2010, 07:20 PM
Finally I'll be able to watch her:woohoo:

VIKA?
Apr 28th, 2010, 04:17 PM
Vika def. Pennetta 61-64:yeah:

such a good match to watch:D she played great! I was quite scared of Flavia but I'm glad she won this keep it up;)

saul1333
Apr 28th, 2010, 04:18 PM
Good stuff Vika ;)

Who does she play next?

Andreas
Apr 28th, 2010, 04:19 PM
Anna Lapushchenkova :p It should be an easy win but of course we'll never know with Vika :lol:

hurricanejeanne
Apr 28th, 2010, 04:19 PM
Vika! :cheer: From all accounts of those who saw the match, she was back in form! Which is awesome to hear!

VIKA?
Apr 28th, 2010, 04:20 PM
Good stuff Vika ;)

Who does she play next?

LAPUSHCHENKOVA

Monzanator
Apr 28th, 2010, 04:24 PM
Well done, girl :)

Nina.
Apr 28th, 2010, 04:24 PM
Nice start for Vika. Very happy that she seems to be in good form again :bounce:

saul1333
Apr 28th, 2010, 04:28 PM
Lapushchenkova..ok;)..better not lose :lol:

VIKA?
Apr 28th, 2010, 04:30 PM
IKR:lol:

Aleh
Apr 28th, 2010, 04:56 PM
Good job!! :bounce:

Break My Rapture
Apr 28th, 2010, 06:59 PM
Great play Vika. :cheer:
With Aga losing now and Vika having a cakewalk draw to at least the QFs, I think there's a good chance for Vika to go back to #8. :D

VIKA?
Apr 28th, 2010, 07:01 PM
If Vika reaches the QFs she will pass Aga if I'm not wrong:awww:

Break My Rapture
Apr 28th, 2010, 07:34 PM
Vika second on Court 1 tomorrow.
Play starts at 1 PM.

allrounder
Apr 28th, 2010, 07:35 PM
No TV coverage then :mad:

VIKA?
Apr 28th, 2010, 07:38 PM
OMG:weirdo:

Break My Rapture
Apr 28th, 2010, 07:55 PM
Good luck, Vika. :inlove:
Get that Caro QF!

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 28th, 2010, 08:09 PM
Vika on C1 :mad:

so good to see Vika fully complete a match again

Igor_Biscan
Apr 28th, 2010, 09:12 PM
Vika played well today against a good player. She was nice and aggressive and dominated most of the points, it was a good match to watch.

Back to the livescores for the next round :(

Derek.
Apr 29th, 2010, 12:10 AM
Great start. :hearts:

hellas719
Apr 29th, 2010, 03:34 AM
Vika is back! :inlove:

Spiritof42
Apr 29th, 2010, 10:06 AM
Vika played well today against a good player. She was nice and aggressive and dominated most of the points, it was a good match to watch.
It was overall a very good performance that certainly exceeded my expectations. But I was still nervous as hell during the match, even when she was up 5-1 (all those BPs and SPs wasted, plus the fact I was afraid her leg might start acting up again at any moment). I actually stopped watching when she got broken for the second time in the second set, and when I came back they were shaking hands. :lol: Now I'm going to download the match and enjoy it properly. :)

Back to the livescores for the next round :(
I just *knew* they were not going to put her on CC twice in a row. :( This really sucks (I've never seen Lapushchenkova play, and I'm curious), but it's hard to see Vika losing this one (as long as her body holds up).

allrounder
Apr 29th, 2010, 10:25 AM
I was nervous for a while too near the end especially when Pennetta started saving MP's with netcord flukes and painting the lines I began to wonder if it was going to be her lucky day. I've never seen or heard of Lapushchenkova either and it would have been good to see Vika play her live, i'm sure some of the GM WUM's would of had some fun if she turned out to be a pusher with her name :lol:

allrounder
Apr 29th, 2010, 11:31 AM
If Vika reaches the QFs she will pass Aga if I'm not wrong:awww:
Stosurs only 105 points behind Vika too so we need to hope she doesn't go too deep or further than Vika :scared:

Spiritof42
Apr 29th, 2010, 11:37 AM
Stosur's currently trailing 5-2 against clay GOAT Dulgheru... :spit:

allrounder
Apr 29th, 2010, 02:30 PM
Lapushchenkova wins 6-3 6-3

Pathetic from Vika. As good as her opponent apparently played there's no way she should be letting somebody like that be the one dictating the match.

Andreas
Apr 29th, 2010, 02:32 PM
I'm disgusted.

macginity
Apr 29th, 2010, 02:33 PM
I'm disgusted.

Her serve was completely :help: today.

Spiritof42
Apr 29th, 2010, 02:40 PM
I'm stunned. This has to be one of her worst and most unexpected losses ever.

Someone better put me on suicide watch.

HowardH
Apr 29th, 2010, 02:56 PM
Hmm, looking at the stats it seems Vika was doing particularly poorly on serve. Winning only 3 of 20 points on second serve must mean Lapushchenkova was being aggressive on return and also that Vika's second serves were particularly weak. Had higher first serve percentage than her opponent, 69% versus 52%, as she almost always does, but it didn't help her at all.

VIKA?
Apr 29th, 2010, 03:02 PM
This is quite pathethic:lol:

allrounder
Apr 29th, 2010, 03:06 PM
It is after how well she played yesterday :sad: I find it hard to believe her opponent was just soo good as russianboy is saying who was there though, i mean she's ranked in the 130's and isn't exactly a young rising player at 23 :rolleyes: Vika didn't have that many BP opportunities in the whole match and her opponent only got 52% first serves in which isn't like her at all. Maybe she was just too complacent :shrug: Top 8 is well out of reach now though for RG i think unless by some miracle she wins Madrid or makes the final i think. After Caro and Sveta went out this was another golden opportunity missed for a final like at IW :mad:

VIKA?
Apr 29th, 2010, 03:07 PM
isn't she playing Rome?:awww:

allrounder
Apr 29th, 2010, 03:09 PM
She must be because she's defending 320 points, i'm sure i've seen her on the entry list unless she's pulled out since but i doubt it.

Daruma.
Apr 29th, 2010, 03:11 PM
I didn't watch her match against Pennetta but from what I read she played really well only to lose to someone unknown next.

VIKA?
Apr 29th, 2010, 03:13 PM
She must be because she's defending 320 points, i'm sure i've seen her on the entry list unless she's pulled out since but i doubt it.

well she didn't withdraw so I guess she's playing.I'm not expecting much though.

Spiritof42
Apr 29th, 2010, 03:59 PM
I still can't get over this horrible loss. I only started following the match at 3-6 1-5, and I could barely believe my eyes. I was hoping the names had been inverted on the scoreboard by mistake. Having Vika leading 6-3 5-1 seemed so much more plausible. :(

It is after how well she played yesterday :sad: I find it hard to believe her opponent was just soo good as russianboy is saying who was there though, i mean she's ranked in the 130's and isn't exactly a young rising player at 23 :rolleyes: Vika didn't have that many BP opportunities in the whole match and her opponent only got 52% first serves in which isn't like her at all. Maybe she was just too complacent :shrug: Top 8 is well out of reach now though for RG i think unless by some miracle she wins Madrid or makes the final i think. After Caro and Sveta went out this was another golden opportunity missed for a final like at IW :mad:
I find it hard to believe too. Sure, she's had a good run in the ITF minor leagues recently (those tournaments were not played on clay, however), and winning 15 matches in a row must have given her some confidence, but she's never done anything of note at the WTA level. Her record on clay last year was abysmal, and Stuttgart is only her second tournament on clay this year (she lost in the first round of qualifications in Barcelona). She was double-bageled by Stephanie Foretz earlier this year (and by Rybarikova last year) and has lost 0 and 1 to Meusburger. :tape: And yet Vika gets thrashed by this journeywoman. :help:

Vika can have bad days on serve (I thought she was pretty solid against Pennetta, though), but it looks like she had a bad day on return too. I wonder what she'll have to say about this match.

And you're right, this was indeed a golden opportunity to collect some much-needed points. :sad:

What a letdown after yesterday...

Break My Rapture
Apr 29th, 2010, 04:22 PM
What a curse tournament this has become for Vika after it switched to clay, twice winning 61 64 in R1 and getting thrashed in the second round by relative nobody's (especially this year!). :fiery:
Anyway, Madrid is her last (very slim) chance for a top 8 seeding at RG.
God this is such a wasted opportunity, played so well yesterday and the draw completely opened up today only to lose to someone 50% of this board has never heard of.
Really disappointing. Looking forward to what Vika has to say on Twitter.

allrounder
Apr 29th, 2010, 04:25 PM
The livescore seems like a big curse for her too :lol: everytime she's been on it this season she's struggled a lot more than she should have done, but when she's been televised she's look good just about every time.

Spiritof42
Apr 29th, 2010, 04:58 PM
After seeing the photoshoot on the race track, I was already dreaming about Vika driving the Porsche to Rome. :sobbing:

Break My Rapture
Apr 29th, 2010, 05:31 PM
No Vika tweets yet. :bigcry:

allrounder
Apr 29th, 2010, 05:39 PM
I think it'l be a while yet before she's in the mood for tweeting :lol:

Welcome1
Apr 29th, 2010, 05:40 PM
God, I was shocked when I saw the score. Also thought it was a misprint or something. What a loss, oh, Vika ...

hurricanejeanne
Apr 29th, 2010, 05:50 PM
I just saw the scoreline.
What.
The.
Hell!

After playing so well yesterday, what happened today? Seriously, I hate when this happens! :sobbing:

JadeFox
Apr 29th, 2010, 06:51 PM
What the hell happened? She takes out Pennatta easily then loses to some nobody? Ugh! :(

Vikapower
Apr 29th, 2010, 07:54 PM
I'm like everybody here to be honest after that stressful Gulbis match watched on the net and saw 6-3 6-3 Lapu etc... Vika's chances to be top 8 in RG are basically inexistent right now - miracles exists a little passage in Lourdes just in the way going to Madrid might be necessary nevertheless. :( Ridiculous.

Break My Rapture
Apr 29th, 2010, 08:04 PM
TennisReporters I'm declaring that Victoria Azarenka's slump is now official after Anna Lapushchenkova beats her 6-3 6-3 in Stuttgart

Slump? :weirdo: ffs she just thrashed Pennetta the other day! :fiery:

Still not over this awful loss.

allrounder
Apr 29th, 2010, 08:24 PM
Do these 'reporters' even watch the tennis that they report on? The IW loss to MJMS was disappointing but no shame in losing to Clijsters in Miami and this loss today came after she was injured recently. I'd say give it until after Rome/Madrid/RG and maybe even Eastbourne and Wimbledon to know if Vika's slumping. The quality of tennis she played against Pennetta was hardly what you'd expect from a slumping player :lol:

Break My Rapture
Apr 29th, 2010, 08:28 PM
ikr so annoying.

Anyway, I'm really curious as to what happened, I really hope Vika says something about this match. :awww:

allrounder
Apr 29th, 2010, 08:38 PM
Well it is Matt Cronin - the man whose pre season predictions included that Pennetta might make a GS final :lol::help:

Break My Rapture
Apr 29th, 2010, 08:57 PM
:haha:

Going to bed, night Craig. :bigwave:

allrounder
Apr 29th, 2010, 08:59 PM
Night P, try and sleep well ;) :hug:

Nina.
Apr 29th, 2010, 09:16 PM
I'm completely speechless about that match...

saul1333
Apr 29th, 2010, 10:27 PM
I hate my soul :sobbing: :mad:

Did not see this coming..every time I come to this town Vika always loses..it's like 6 in a row :rolleyes: I wonder what was wrong..couldnt be the injury since she demolished Flavia yesterday..unless she got reinjured.

What a bad day :sad:

hellas719
Apr 30th, 2010, 04:13 AM
Vika :tape:
No words :o

Andreas
Apr 30th, 2010, 10:03 AM
I'm still depressed :bigcry: I hope they find out that Anna L used doping :worship:

Andreas
Apr 30th, 2010, 11:32 AM
Vika's draw at Rome:
R1: Q
R2: Ivanovic/Vesnina
R3: Dementieva
QF: Safina/Petrova
SF: A. Radwanska/Wozniacki
F: S. Williams/Jankovic/V. Williams/Kuznetsova

Can you imagine winning a title beating the following players:
Ivanovic, Dementieva, Safina, Wozniacki and S. Williams? :lol: That's possibly no. 3, 2 and 1 in a row :p

Anyway, the draw is actually okay, the best players are in the top half. She avoided Zvonareva, Serena and Venus. However, Dementieva in the 3rd round could be very difficult, but let's take one match at the time :)

VIKA?
Apr 30th, 2010, 12:30 PM
The draw is ok, not sure about how is Vika now:unsure:

good luck!

VIKA?
Apr 30th, 2010, 12:31 PM
I'm still depressed :bigcry: I hope they find out that Anna L used doping :worship:

god:rolls:

allrounder
Apr 30th, 2010, 01:02 PM
The way things have been going lately we probably shouldn't look past R2 :lol:

VIKA?
Apr 30th, 2010, 05:01 PM
Just checked the ranking thread and Vika is so close to get out from the top 10:hysteric:

Break My Rapture
Apr 30th, 2010, 05:17 PM
The way things have been going lately we probably shouldn't look past R2 :lol:
With what happened yesterday I don't even dare looking past R1. :scared:

allrounder
Apr 30th, 2010, 05:21 PM
She'l need to get to the QF I think in Rome to stay above Clijsters and keep in the top 10.

Break My Rapture
Apr 30th, 2010, 05:32 PM
Reaching the QF means winning 3 matches.
She'll have to defeat a Q, Ivanovic/Vesnina and probably Dementieva. :tears:

allrounder
Apr 30th, 2010, 05:37 PM
Oh well at least there's no cakewalk for her to mess up this time :lol: it feels much worse when she does that than when she loses to someone who's at least half-decent than to some no-hoper like yesterday with a wide open draw :sobbing:

saul1333
Apr 30th, 2010, 05:37 PM
Very tough draw if she wants to win..let alone stay in the top 10 :mad: How could this be :sad:

VIKA?
Apr 30th, 2010, 05:39 PM
Things looking really bad:sobbing:

Break My Rapture
Apr 30th, 2010, 06:01 PM
Actually, I'm sure Vika can beat those 3 players. :shrug:
But we will have to wait and see.

allrounder
Apr 30th, 2010, 06:12 PM
Of course she can, it's just a case of which Vika decides to turns up though because she's always been a bit inconsistent on the clay.

macginity
Apr 30th, 2010, 07:58 PM
Is Vika watching Gulbis match? Just saw someone on his players box that look pretty much like her.

saul1333
Apr 30th, 2010, 08:06 PM
Yeah she's there..bffs :hug:

macginity
Apr 30th, 2010, 08:08 PM
Yeah she's there..bffs :hug:

Thank you. I was doing alot of things at the same time so I wasn't sure if it really was her.

VIKA?
Apr 30th, 2010, 08:28 PM
I didn't see her:sobbing:

macginity
Apr 30th, 2010, 08:31 PM
I didn't see her:sobbing:

Relax, she'll probably be there tomorrow.

saul1333
Apr 30th, 2010, 08:34 PM
At the end she was talking with his dad..she must be pumping him up bc he is playing great :D

hurricanejeanne
Apr 30th, 2010, 09:17 PM
I just want to know what Vika did to deserve such awful draws and results these last couple of months. :sobbing:
I just want to write this off as it being the clay season but still. :sobbing:

hellas719
May 1st, 2010, 05:52 AM
Rome :scared:

Andreas
May 1st, 2010, 10:53 AM
At the end she was talking with his dad..she must be pumping him up bc he is playing great :D

You know, apparently sex before matches is good for men while it has the opposite effect on women... Just saying :p

allrounder
May 1st, 2010, 11:20 AM
It depends on how long it lasts :p

She does seem very keen on watching his matches though, almost like Nicole was with Radek :scared:

JadeFox
May 1st, 2010, 11:23 AM
You know, apparently sex before matches is good for men while it has the opposite effect on women... Just saying :p

I've always thought that it was the reverse: Sex is bad for male athletes before big matches/games but doesn't have much effect on female athletes.

Someone should ask one of these players this question sometime. :p

VIKA?
May 1st, 2010, 11:51 AM
(1)Huber/Petrova v BYE
Hercog/Peer v Amanmuradova/Kustova
Kondratieva/Uhlirova v Hlavackova/Savchuk
Dekmeijere/Schnyder v (5)Raymond/Stubbs

(3)Black/Vesnina v BYE
Azarenka/Zvonareva v Kirilenko/Pavlyuchenkova
Keothavong/Petkovic v Dzehalevich/Pelletier
Bacsinszky/Garbin v (6)Dulko/Pennetta

Finally playing some doubles:D

Break My Rapture
May 1st, 2010, 11:53 AM
OMG what a draw. :cuckoo:
Playing Kiri. :bigcry:
Good luck!

allrounder
May 1st, 2010, 11:54 AM
Oh no not back with Vera :sobbing:

Andreas
May 1st, 2010, 11:58 AM
I love when she's playing doubles :D Not too kind a draw though :o
These situations are the only ones where I could ever cheer for Vera :lol:

I've always thought that it was the reverse: Sex is bad for male athletes before big matches/games but doesn't have much effect on female athletes.

Someone should ask one of these players this question sometime. :p

Someone should ask her on twitter :rolls:

allrounder
May 1st, 2010, 12:02 PM
They've lost 4 of their last 5 matches together since Vera came back from injury :( I hope they can do better this time. I'm pleased she's playing doubles again too, she seems to do better in singles when she does :)

Break My Rapture
May 1st, 2010, 12:09 PM
Kinda excited that she's playing doubles again. Like you said Craig, it really helps Vika with her singles. :D
Tough first round opponents. :scared: Good luck!

VIKA?
May 1st, 2010, 12:16 PM
It's a shame she's playing Kiri though:tears:

Andreas
May 1st, 2010, 12:18 PM
No, that's okay, at least one of them will get a win :lol: And didn't Vika play doubles at both AO and Dubai where she played really well? :D

Break My Rapture
May 1st, 2010, 12:19 PM
Yeah I think so. :inlove:

VIKA?
May 1st, 2010, 12:21 PM
well yeah maybe you're right:p

Rafito.
May 1st, 2010, 12:31 PM
Kiri/Pavly and Vika/Bepa are the best teams, and they have to play each other :sobbing: Go Vika & Vera though.

JadeFox
May 1st, 2010, 12:35 PM
(1)Huber/Petrova v BYE
Hercog/Peer v Amanmuradova/Kustova
Kondratieva/Uhlirova v Hlavackova/Savchuk
Dekmeijere/Schnyder v (5)Raymond/Stubbs

(3)Black/Vesnina v BYE
Azarenka/Zvonareva v Kirilenko/Pavlyuchenkova
Keothavong/Petkovic v Dzehalevich/Pelletier
Bacsinszky/Garbin v (6)Dulko/Pennetta

Finally playing some doubles:D

Tough draw in singles, now a tough draw in doubles. Lovely. :rolleyes:

Andreas
May 1st, 2010, 03:29 PM
Vika got Karatantcheva :unsure: They will play tomorrow :D

Good luck Vika :yeah: Please don't lose twice in a row against players outside top 100 :tears:

VIKA?
May 1st, 2010, 03:30 PM
not Sesil:sobbing: anyway good luck:hug:

allrounder
May 1st, 2010, 03:33 PM
At least if Vika loses to this qualifier she may get a lifeline from her opponent testing positive for doping :haha:

Break My Rapture
May 1st, 2010, 03:33 PM
Good luck Vika. :hearts:

hellas719
May 1st, 2010, 03:34 PM
Doubles :cheer:
Some random teams in the drae :lol:

GL against Karatancheva! :bounce:

Break My Rapture
May 1st, 2010, 06:12 PM
PIETRANGELI start 1:00 pm
M Kirilenko (RUS) vs [WC] R Oprandi (ITA)
[14] N Petrova (RUS) vs T Garbin (ITA)
[Q] S Karatantcheva (KAZ) vs [9] V Azarenka (BLR)
A Kudryavtseva (RUS) / R Zalameda (USA) vs S Errani (ITA) / R Vinci (ITA)

Good luck Vika. :hearts:

macginity
May 1st, 2010, 06:44 PM
C'mon, Vika!
Time to turn everything upside down.

allrounder
May 1st, 2010, 06:59 PM
GL Vika, time to start winning tournaments again ;)

Nina.
May 1st, 2010, 07:59 PM
Good luck to Vika :cheer:
I really hope she has a great run again :)

Welcome1
May 1st, 2010, 08:26 PM
At least if Vika loses to this qualifier she may get a lifeline from her opponent testing positive for doping :haha:

That was nice) :haha:

saul1333
May 2nd, 2010, 03:01 AM
GL Vika :D

You know, apparently sex before matches is good for men while it has the opposite effect on women... Just saying :p

Usually I get tired and slow after I disgrace myself in the shower. :lol:

VIKA?
May 2nd, 2010, 08:51 AM
ForzaPennetta said that supertennis will show all the matches from the Pietrangeli court even the doubles one:D:bounce: I remember watching matches last year there so I hope I can find a stream to watch Vika :)

Andreas
May 2nd, 2010, 09:50 AM
Usually I get tired and slow after I disgrace myself in the shower. :lol:

That's because when you ejaculate you release something inside your body that makes you sleepy. That's also the reason men fall asleep after sex and aren't that inclined to cuddle :p

It's not like they are supposed to have sex 5 minutes before the match but I could imagine that the sleep you get after sex (which is better) makes you more fresh and energetic the next day, maybe even more motivated. This better sleep could well be explained in the thing you get released in your body when ejaculating.

Spiritof42
May 2nd, 2010, 06:18 PM
I think that's quite enough information on that particular topic, thank you very much. :unsure:
Especially considering this is the Vika cheering thread, not the "anything goes" chat thread.

And for what it's worth, the fact that Vika has been seen watching Gulbis matches doesn't have to mean they're a couple. Aren't they supposed to be friends? And doesn't she already have a boyfriend?
Although even then I suppose it's possible that Gulbis would be interested in getting to "know" her in the Biblical sense of the word.

VIKA?
May 2nd, 2010, 07:04 PM
Rome: Vika def. Karantacheva 61-64:)

don't like the way she played at all:unsure: her serve was so bad today! she did 7 DFs and one was just hilarious, she hit the baseline:lol::tape: anyway glad she didn't go to a third set and good win after all:yeah:

Nina.
May 2nd, 2010, 07:06 PM
Didn't see the match so I'm just happy to see her win that one in two sets.

btw, do you need to have that avi, Will? :hysteric:

VIKA?
May 2nd, 2010, 07:10 PM
Didn't see the match so I'm just happy to see her win that one in two sets.

btw, do you need to have that avi, Will? :hysteric:

isn't amazing?:inlove::lol:

don't you like him:p?