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JadeFox
May 2nd, 2010, 07:14 PM
I didn't even realize women's matches were playing today! :help: :lol:

Good that she won, even if she did play like crap.

saul1333
May 2nd, 2010, 07:20 PM
Good stuff Vika ;)

I wish I could have seen that double..it must have been awesome :drool:

Break My Rapture
May 2nd, 2010, 07:22 PM
Well done coming back from 0-3 in the second set, Vika. :)
There was a stream? :eek:
Good luck against Ana/Ves. :hearts:

VIKA?
May 2nd, 2010, 07:34 PM
Good stuff Vika ;)

I wish I could have seen that double..it must have been awesome :drool:

They're showing the match again at 4:00 am:lol: so if you get a Italian IP or u manage to watch u will see it:lol:

saul1333
May 2nd, 2010, 07:35 PM
I'm getting a few right now..so far all I have is german and french :lol:

VIKA?
May 2nd, 2010, 07:37 PM
:lol:

Break My Rapture
May 2nd, 2010, 07:48 PM
You have to have an Italian IP to watch it? :weirdo:
Then how come so much people who don't live in Italy were able to see it? :scratch:

allrounder
May 2nd, 2010, 08:00 PM
IP spoofing sites/software that can make the streaming site think you are visiting from Italy ;)

Break My Rapture
May 2nd, 2010, 08:08 PM
Everybody vote for Vika here please :D: http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?p=17674736#post17674736
IP spoofing sites/software that can make the streaming site think you are visiting from Italy ;)
Oh. :lol: Won't be needed for Tuesday I think. :)

COURT 6 start 1:00 pm
[Q] B Mattek-Sands (USA) vs M Oudin (USA)
L Safarova (CZE) vs O Govortsova (BLR)
[Q] V Lepchenko (USA) vs K Srebotnik (SLO)

Not Before 5:00 PM
V Azarenka (BLR) / V Zvonareva (RUS) vs M Kirilenko (RUS) / A Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) - After Suitable Rest

Good luck Vika and Vera. :hearts:

Spiritof42
May 2nd, 2010, 10:01 PM
I was able to watch the last couple of games on Supertennis.tv (using the old p-r-o-x-y trick). Cool to have an Italian stream covering Pietrangeli, my Italian needs some practice. :)

The weather looked damp and cold. The stands were empty. Vika was wearing a Dementieva-style cap.

The quality from both players in the bit I saw was poor, but even after Vika got broken at 5-3 I wasn't too concerned because I just knew Sesil wouldn't be able to hold serve in the next game. Good thing Vika came back from 0-3 (didn't see that part).

A couple of snapshots i took:

http://img262.imagevenue.com/loc512/th_36071_VikaRome_R1_1_122_512lo.jpg (http://img262.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=36071_VikaRome_R1_1_122_512lo.jpg) http://img240.imagevenue.com/loc72/th_36071_VikaRome_R1_2_122_72lo.jpg (http://img240.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=36071_VikaRome_R1_2_122_72lo.jpg)

Judging from the stats, Vika totally dominated the first set. I'll try to watch the replay if I can. :)

The weather forecast for Rome looks absolutely horrible:

http://www.wunderground.com/global/stations/16239.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/65

:help:

Rafito.
May 2nd, 2010, 10:07 PM
Wow, If heaps of matches are delayed tomorrow, then Vika's match on Tuesday might be pushed to Wednesday. It looks like it's going to be raining full on. So hopefully they can get some matches in :unsure:

Spiritof42
May 2nd, 2010, 10:28 PM
Of course, the craptastic weather had to happen during the women's week. :rolleyes:

hellas719
May 3rd, 2010, 03:48 AM
Vika :hearts:
GL in doubles! :bounce:. It's a pity that Vika, Vera, Makiri, and Nastya P are playing on Court 348 :o
And rain is expected all week in Rome :scared:

Amalgamate
May 3rd, 2010, 04:18 AM
Vika :yeah: Time for you to start winning more matches

Andreas
May 3rd, 2010, 07:53 PM
Ana is next up. My two biggest faves :bigcry:
Good luck to both :tears:

Break My Rapture
May 3rd, 2010, 07:54 PM
PIETRANGELI start 1:00 pm
A Dulgheru (ROU) vs [3] D Safina (RUS)
[13] F Schiavone (ITA) vs M Martinez Sanchez (ESP)
L Safarova (CZE) vs [Q] A Amanmuradova (UZB) or [12] F Pennetta (ITA) - Possible Court Change
A Ivanovic (SRB) or E Vesnina (RUS) vs [9] V Azarenka (BLR)

Good luck, Vika. :hearts:

VIKA?
May 3rd, 2010, 07:56 PM
Come on girl:armed:

Spiritof42
May 3rd, 2010, 08:20 PM
Vika/Vera just lost in doubles against Makiri/Nastya P. Expected. :yawn:

I hope Supertennis will be covering Pietrangeli tomorrow, because TennisTV (and ES?) will probably only show matches from Center Court.

allrounder
May 3rd, 2010, 08:28 PM
So the doubles GOAT's are now 1/6 since Vera's injury :rolleyes:

Can't beleive Vika's not on CC tomorrow, probably the best R2 match on paper :o

GL Vika though :)

VIKA?
May 3rd, 2010, 09:03 PM
Vika and Vera:(

I hope they show her match:scared:

Igor_Biscan
May 3rd, 2010, 09:48 PM
Good luck Vika! kick her ass for me please

hurricanejeanne
May 3rd, 2010, 10:42 PM
Good luck Vika! :unsure:

saul1333
May 3rd, 2010, 11:32 PM
A great 2R match :drool:

Win Vika :yeah:

hellas719
May 4th, 2010, 02:20 AM
Doubles :hug:
I love both and both need this win :scared:

Double_Fault
May 4th, 2010, 06:10 PM
Vika needs a :hug:

macginity
May 4th, 2010, 07:03 PM
Vika needs :smash:.
Whats going on with her?
:help:

Spiritof42
May 4th, 2010, 07:06 PM
Vika needs :smash:.
Whats going on with her?
:help:
No, some of the Belarusian media (and anyone who thinks her injuries are fake) needs a :smash:

Spiritof42
May 4th, 2010, 07:08 PM
Man, it's been a rough couple of months. I love this girl with a passion, and this year is turning into a nightmare.

JadeFox
May 4th, 2010, 07:09 PM
Oh Vika. :hug: She looked like she was playing through pain. :awww:

hurricanejeanne
May 4th, 2010, 07:14 PM
OMG at GM, you'd think Ana winning was the Second Coming. :tape:

Vika needs to get this injury looked at and think about what to do properly. I can't help but think she's been playing in pain for ranking points, which is not good.

Spiritof42
May 4th, 2010, 07:20 PM
I didn't take a look at GM yet (busy watching the match on CC), but I'm not surprised. People overreacting after a match is nothing new here.

allrounder
May 4th, 2010, 07:27 PM
Well Ana fans haven't exactly had a lot to cheer about over the last 18 months so the overreaction isn't exactly a surprise. She's already 'been back' about 3 times this season and now a win over a half injured top 10 player has just confirmed it :lol:

bavaria86
May 4th, 2010, 07:33 PM
OMG Vika:awww:
maybe she really should make a break and get totally healthy again:unsure:

Break My Rapture
May 4th, 2010, 07:34 PM
:sad:

Au revoir top 10. :bigcry:

Spiritof42
May 4th, 2010, 07:38 PM
Vika needs to get this injury looked at and think about what to do properly. I can't help but think she's been playing in pain for ranking points, which is not good.
I agree it's not good, but considering how much we, her fans, have been talking about her needing to score as many points as possible during the clay season to avoid falling down the rankings too much, it's hard to blame her for playing.

allrounder
May 4th, 2010, 07:39 PM
That's because we trusted her that she'd waited until it was fully healed though before coming back :sobbing:

Martian Jeza
May 4th, 2010, 07:43 PM
Sorry to bother you in here but just a message to tell that Vika is growing on me more and more ! Weird as I kinda disliked her not a long time ago. The dislike-compassion relation I had with her is turning in a LIKE relation. It's very rare at my side as when I start to dislike someone, there's no way back. Just my humble message. Now, Vika, heal that injury.

VIKA?
May 4th, 2010, 07:50 PM
Can't believe she's out of the top 10:sad: but I'm sure she'll be back. The most important thing now is her to get well:hug:

allrounder
May 4th, 2010, 07:53 PM
Sorry to bother you in here but just a message to tell that Vika is growing on me more and more ! Weird as I kinda disliked her not a long time ago. The dislike-compassion relation I had with her is turning in a LIKE relation. It's very rare at my side as when I start to dislike someone, there's no way back. Just my humble message. Now, Vika, heal that injury.

Welcome to Vikaland :wavey:

VIKA?
May 4th, 2010, 07:56 PM
Sorry to bother you in here but just a message to tell that Vika is growing on me more and more ! Weird as I kinda disliked her not a long time ago. The dislike-compassion relation I had with her is turning in a LIKE relation. It's very rare at my side as when I start to dislike someone, there's no way back. Just my humble message. Now, Vika, heal that injury.

:)

TennisFan66
May 4th, 2010, 08:38 PM
Was there any news after the match. Same old thigh injury?

allrounder
May 4th, 2010, 08:48 PM
No official news yet :sad:

saul1333
May 4th, 2010, 08:49 PM
Still injured? :sobbing:

I've never felt this low..even after the horrible end last year :sad: Get better please..

Derek.
May 4th, 2010, 09:07 PM
Rest up, Vika. :sad:

Spiritof42
May 4th, 2010, 09:08 PM
Even if it turns out not to be the exact same injury, the two are most likely related, as hurricanejeanne explained.

I finally checked the result thread for this match in GM, but I stopped reading after someone said Ana was "awesome" and "super aggressive". :spit:

To be fair, judging from her last couple of matches she does seem to be getting her game back together, but some people are really getting carried away. :lol:

Oh well. I try to find laughter where I can. Back to :sad:

Delfii
May 4th, 2010, 09:18 PM
Adios Top 10... I feel bad for Vika :hug:.I hope she start working to RG. I hated the way that Ana played :mad: she played with Vika injury's she didn't played well... 6-4 6-4 aganist a player who can't run it's to un-professional...
I'll keep sending tweets with support to Vika, maybe she answer me :)

Martian Jeza
May 4th, 2010, 09:20 PM
She'll be back in the top10 as soon she's healed of her injury so I wouldn't worry much about her. Yet her last results weren't convincing at all.

allrounder
May 4th, 2010, 09:23 PM
Vika's game is getting a lot of bashing ATM just because of a few losses/retirements. I still wouldn't say she's slumping though


- the MJMS loss was disappointing but probably understandable on a bad day
- losing to Kim the eventual champ is no epic failure and the wind played havoc with that match too
- then 2 retirements whilst she was thrashing both players
- A good performance against Pennetta
- A loss to Lapushchenkova is bad but after seeing her it's easy to see how she could have given Vika trouble if she wasn't at her best and she isn't your typical weaponless world no.138 you'd expect
- A loss to Ana whilst hampered by a leg injury and still losing 2 fairly close sets

Let's wait to see how she does when she's fully healthy before we judge if she's slumping. The way some people are now trying to blame Ana's loss to Vika at RG on Ana being injured just tells you how far the delusion has gone for some of them :lol: I don't even remember there being talk from anyone of an injury at the time :weirdo:

Martian Jeza
May 4th, 2010, 09:31 PM
Watched her match today, she played ok but committed too many errors at times also I spotted she had some difficulties to move well. At a point, I thought she'd cry or simply retire but she stayed on court though : nice from her.

hurricanejeanne
May 5th, 2010, 12:17 AM
Vika's game is getting a lot of bashing ATM just because of a few losses/retirements. I still wouldn't say she's slumping though


- the MJMS loss was disappointing but probably understandable on a bad day
- losing to Kim the eventual champ is no epic failure and the wind played havoc with that match too
- then 2 retirements whilst she was thrashing both players
- A good performance against Pennetta
- A loss to Lapushchenkova is bad but after seeing her it's easy to see how she could have given Vika trouble if she wasn't at her best and she isn't your typical weaponless world no.138 you'd expect
- A loss to Ana whilst hampered by a leg injury and still losing 2 fairly close sets

Let's wait to see how she does when she's fully healthy before we judge if she's slumping. The way some people are now trying to blame Ana's loss to Vika at RG on Ana being injured just tells you how far the delusion has gone for some of them :lol: I don't even remember there being talk from anyone of an injury at the time :weirdo:


I have to agree on these points, now that they're pointed out. I hope by the time the summer hardcourts, Vika will feel much more comofortable and start picking up points since she doesn't have a lot to defend since she had some awful draws last season. At this points, considering the retirements and all her struggles, I think it would be wise for Vika to just sit out until Roland Garros if not until Eastbourne especially since she is struggling with an injury.

The only thing Ana has has injured in my recent memory is her head. :p I mean it's good that she's won back to back matches, but I don't think she's "back" at all. She won back to back matches in Sydney too. She has a lot more work to do to get back.

I just hope we hear something for Vika regarding her health soon, I'd rather hear it from her or an official press release.

Amalgamate
May 5th, 2010, 01:41 AM
Vika's game is getting a lot of bashing ATM just because of a few losses/retirements. I still wouldn't say she's slumping though


- the MJMS loss was disappointing but probably understandable on a bad day
- losing to Kim the eventual champ is no epic failure and the wind played havoc with that match too
- then 2 retirements whilst she was thrashing both players
- A good performance against Pennetta
- A loss to Lapushchenkova is bad but after seeing her it's easy to see how she could have given Vika trouble if she wasn't at her best and she isn't your typical weaponless world no.138 you'd expect
- A loss to Ana whilst hampered by a leg injury and still losing 2 fairly close sets

Let's wait to see how she does when she's fully healthy before we judge if she's slumping. The way some people are now trying to blame Ana's loss to Vika at RG on Ana being injured just tells you how far the delusion has gone for some of them :lol: I don't even remember there being talk from anyone of an injury at the time :weirdo:

If she's not healthy, she shouldn't keep playing :shrug: She needs to be fully healthy for RG...

bluestorm10
May 5th, 2010, 02:59 AM
Vika's game is getting a lot of bashing ATM just because of a few losses/retirements. I still wouldn't say she's slumping though


- the MJMS loss was disappointing but probably understandable on a bad day
- losing to Kim the eventual champ is no epic failure and the wind played havoc with that match too
- then 2 retirements whilst she was thrashing both players
- A good performance against Pennetta
- A loss to Lapushchenkova is bad but after seeing her it's easy to see how she could have given Vika trouble if she wasn't at her best and she isn't your typical weaponless world no.138 you'd expect
- A loss to Ana whilst hampered by a leg injury and still losing 2 fairly close sets


Hi,

I think you're spot on with this analysis. Before the match today, I was suprised at how many people seemed to pick Ana to win because Vika was supposedly in a "slump". I could understand if they picked Ana based on Vika's injury worries the past month but Vika certainly wasn't (and isn't) in a bigger slump currently than Ana. :lol: Of course, I was also pretty certain Vika was going to win. :sad:

Like most here, I'm mostly concerned about her injury than about the loss although moving out of the top 10 is a bit painful to swallow. :sad: Admittedly, I wasn't able to see the match but from what I've read here and in other places, it seemed like her injury has actually worsened from before which I think is the most troubling and frustrating part. If that's the case, that's why playing through the pain in general is a bad idea.

I was kinda hoping that my first post on Vika's forum was going to be on a more positive note but I've been mostly a lurker so far. I just felt the need to finally join the fray and it feels good to talk about these things with fellow Vika fans...it's a little tough out there now. :lol: It doesn't upset me to see Ana fans celebrating since they certainly should and they've been through a lot but I've been disappointed by some reporters out there. :rolleyes:

Hopefully, we get to hear from Vika soon enough.

hellas719
May 5th, 2010, 03:00 AM
Vika :hug:
People think she's slumping :spit:

Spiritof42
May 5th, 2010, 03:07 AM
I'd say about 90% of the stuff posted to GM at any given point in time is pure nonsense, and most of the rest is BS. :lol:

Welcome to Vikaland, bluestorm10! Hope to read more from you. :wavey:

Vikapower
May 5th, 2010, 04:44 AM
The way some people are now trying to blame Ana's loss to Vika at RG on Ana being injured just tells you how far the delusion has gone for some of them :lol:
I read the GM and that phrase of yours has resumed it all some people have really lost their mind and soul by trying to over bash Vika from that loss. :help: That theory of one of the posters trying to demonstrate by all means how hurt Ana was in RG and how by so undeserved that victory from Vika was as you said is just... :tape: :help:

GM sometimes is just ridiculous anyway I hope Vika goes better for RG and that she at least defends her points in RG and as for my part clay is over for me and I'll be waiting for grass and HC since my 2 favs Vika/Maria I don't expect miracles from anymore on that surface. :sad:

TennisFan66
May 5th, 2010, 10:12 AM
Fact aside it really doesn't matter if Vika is ranked 9,10,11 or 12 as they are all in the same pot for draws, how much is she losing this week?

10Azarenka, Victoria (http://www.tennisforum.com/page/Player/Info/0,,12781~11289,00.html)31/07/89BLR 4080
11Clijsters, Kim (http://www.tennisforum.com/page/Player/Info/0,,12781~1583,00.html)08/06/83BEL 3890
12Wickmayer, Yanina (http://www.tennisforum.com/page/Player/Info/0,,12781~11787,00.html)20/10/89BEL 3275

allrounder
May 5th, 2010, 10:36 AM
If she's not healthy, she shouldn't keep playing :shrug: She needs to be fully healthy for RG...

I agree, but what I was saying was I don't know how people could class these recent losses as a slump when a lot of them have been injury affected - not a succession of matches she's lost that she's been expected to win comfortably whilst feeling 100% = a real slump.


Hi,

I think you're spot on with this analysis. Before the match today, I was suprised at how many people seemed to pick Ana to win because Vika was supposedly in a "slump". I could understand if they picked Ana based on Vika's injury worries the past month but Vika certainly wasn't (and isn't) in a bigger slump currently than Ana. :lol: Of course, I was also pretty certain Vika was going to win. :sad:

Like most here, I'm mostly concerned about her injury than about the loss although moving out of the top 10 is a bit painful to swallow. :sad: Admittedly, I wasn't able to see the match but from what I've read here and in other places, it seemed like her injury has actually worsened from before which I think is the most troubling and frustrating part. If that's the case, that's why playing through the pain in general is a bad idea.

I was kinda hoping that my first post on Vika's forum was going to be on a more positive note but I've been mostly a lurker so far. I just felt the need to finally join the fray and it feels good to talk about these things with fellow Vika fans...it's a little tough out there now. :lol: It doesn't upset me to see Ana fans celebrating since they certainly should and they've been through a lot but I've been disappointed by some reporters out there. :rolleyes:

Hopefully, we get to hear from Vika soon enough.

Hi Bluestorm and welcome to Vikaland :wavey: yes thank goodness for the player forums where the atmosphere is always much calmer, it'd be good to see you posting more here :) I'm not sure we'l hear anything about the injury unfortunately because Vika's not normally one to make it sound as if she's making excuses for losses :awww: I'd like her to skip Madrid though and make sure she's as close to 100% for RG as possible because she's not going to get a decent period of rest now until after Wimbledon before the USO series.

Fact aside it really doesn't matter if Vika is ranked 9,10,11 or 12 as they are all in the same pot for draws, how much is she losing this week?

10Azarenka, Victoria (http://www.tennisforum.com/page/Player/Info/0,,12781~11289,00.html)31/07/89BLR 4080
11Clijsters, Kim (http://www.tennisforum.com/page/Player/Info/0,,12781~1583,00.html)08/06/83BEL 3890
12Wickmayer, Yanina (http://www.tennisforum.com/page/Player/Info/0,,12781~11787,00.html)20/10/89BEL 3275

She'l lose 250 points this week I think, but yeah staying top 12 is the most important thing particularly at Wimby so there's no pre-QF chance of facing the WS whilst they're both top 4 seeds.

Break My Rapture
May 5th, 2010, 09:20 PM
I'm worried, and I'm nervous. :sad: I have no idea what would be the best thing to do for Vika, she ofcourse needs to be at 100% but she also needs the points drastically. :sobbing:
If her leg injury wouldn't have occured, I'm sure she would still be somewhere around #8 now since she could have gone way further in Marbella, Charleston and Stuttgart. :( Madrid is Vika's last chance to win points but I don't want her to do that when her leg isn't fully healed.

Amalgamate
May 6th, 2010, 01:17 AM
I'm worried, and I'm nervous. :sad: I have no idea what would be the best thing to do for Vika, she ofcourse needs to be at 100% but she also needs the points drastically. :sobbing:
If her leg injury wouldn't have occured, I'm sure she would still be somewhere around #8 now since she could have gone way further in Marbella, Charleston and Stuttgart. :( Madrid is Vika's last chance to win points but I don't want her to do that when her leg isn't fully healed.

I think it might be better though if she takes time off and comes back completely healthy. I hope she doesn't play Madrid (i know it's mandatory..)and tries to be 100% healthy for RG

Martian Jeza
May 6th, 2010, 05:29 AM
I'm worried, and I'm nervous. :sad: I have no idea what would be the best thing to do for Vika, she ofcourse needs to be at 100% but she also needs the points drastically. :sobbing:
If her leg injury wouldn't have occured, I'm sure she would still be somewhere around #8 now since she could have gone way further in Marbella, Charleston and Stuttgart. :( Madrid is Vika's last chance to win points but I don't want her to do that when her leg isn't fully healed.


Health 1st. She doesn't have to worsen her injury for some points and a ranking, has she ? If she isn't fully fit, there's no point playing matches. Even would she rest for a few weeks and going down a bit in the ranking, I'm sure when she'll be fully fit, she'll come back in the top 10.

Injuries are a part of a sportswoman's life. Keep up the faith at least.

Martian Jeza
May 6th, 2010, 05:56 AM
Oh thx to allrounder at Vikilliam for their reaction to my first message ever here. :wavey:

JadeFox
May 6th, 2010, 09:35 AM
Vika's game is getting a lot of bashing ATM just because of a few losses/retirements. I still wouldn't say she's slumping though


- the MJMS loss was disappointing but probably understandable on a bad day
- losing to Kim the eventual champ is no epic failure and the wind played havoc with that match too
- then 2 retirements whilst she was thrashing both players
- A good performance against Pennetta
- A loss to Lapushchenkova is bad but after seeing her it's easy to see how she could have given Vika trouble if she wasn't at her best and she isn't your typical weaponless world no.138 you'd expect
- A loss to Ana whilst hampered by a leg injury and still losing 2 fairly close sets

Let's wait to see how she does when she's fully healthy before we judge if she's slumping. The way some people are now trying to blame Ana's loss to Vika at RG on Ana being injured just tells you how far the delusion has gone for some of them :lol: I don't even remember there being talk from anyone of an injury at the time :weirdo:

I like this. Yeah there's a big difference between struggling when you have an injury and just struggling for no good reason. I don't even care about points and rankings anymore: I just want her healthy. The rankings will take care of itself once she's healthy and playing well again.

And as far as I know, Ana was NOT injured at RG. She didn't get injured last year until Wimbledon where she retired against Venus in the fourth round. Ana's struggles have been primarily mental.

hurricanejeanne
May 6th, 2010, 11:12 PM
Health 1st. She doesn't have to worsen her injury for some points and a ranking, has she ? If she isn't fully fit, there's no point playing matches. Even would she rest for a few weeks and going down a bit in the ranking, I'm sure when she'll be fully fit, she'll come back in the top 10.

Injuries are a part of a sportswoman's life. Keep up the faith at least.


I agree, I'd much rather her rest and get better instead of playing while not being 100%. I was just looking at Vika's results from last year and point wise, after Wimbledon, she's not defending a great deal since she had terrible draws last summer, so I expect, if she's in full health and form again, she'll do quite well on her beloved hardcrouts. :D

VIKA?
May 7th, 2010, 01:57 PM
Madrid draw:

(1) S. Williams (USA) / Bye
V. Dushevina (RUS) / Qualifiée
A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) / D. Hantuchova (SLQ)
(16) N. Petrova (RUS) / E. Vesnina (RUS)
(11) M. Sharapova (RUS) / L. Safarova (TCH)
O. Govortsova (BIE) / Qualifiée
A. Dulgheru (ROU) / M. Czink (HON)
(6) E. Dementieva (RUS) / A. Wozniak (CAN)
——————————————-
(3) D. Safina (RUS) / Qualifiée
J. Henin (BEL) / A. Rezai (FRA)
A. Petkovic (ALL) / S. Errani (ITA)
(14) F. Pennetta (ITA) / S. Cirstea (ROU)
(12) M. Bartoli (FRA) / P. Hercog (SLO)
Zheng J. (CHI) / A. Medina-Garrigues (ESP)
(WC) A. Ivanovic (SER) / Bye
(7) J. Jankovic (SER) / Bye
——————————————-
(8) S. Stosur (AUS) / G. Dulko (ARG)
Martinez Sanchez (ESP) / Bye
A. Szavay (HON) / P. Schnyder (SUI)
(9) A. Radwanska (POL) / M. Kirilenko (RUS)
(15) F. Schiavone (ITA) / Qualifiée
Y. Shvedova (KAZ) / (WC) S. Bammer (AUT)
V. Zvonareva (RUS) / M. Oudin (USA)
(4) V. Williams (USA) / Qualifiée
———————————————-
(5) S. Kuznetsova (RUS) / S. Peer (ISR)
Qualifiée / A. Kleybanova (RUS)
(WC) V. Ruano-Pascual (ESP) / (WC) A. Parra-Santonja (ESP)
(10) V. Azarenka (BIE) / Peng S. (CHI)
(13) Li N. (CHI) / Qualifiée
D. Cibulkova (SLQ) / Qualifiée
M. Rybarikova (SLQ) / A. Bondarenko (UKR)
(2) C. Wozniacki (DAN) / Qualifiée

VIKA?
May 7th, 2010, 01:58 PM
In normal form she would go far, but I'm not sure how she's feeling so I'm not expecting too much:hug:

Break My Rapture
May 7th, 2010, 04:47 PM
Peng again? :rolls:

Please don't play when your leg isn't healed, Vika. :awww: You will only lose 60 points.

Amalgamate
May 7th, 2010, 06:08 PM
Yea, unless you are 100% don't waste time fooling around with this. It's almost like every tournament she is almost healthy again but then the injury flares up again. :smash:

hurricanejeanne
May 7th, 2010, 07:25 PM
Ugh, I was really hoping should wouldn't play this! :sad:
Vika, if you can't play please don't!

Break My Rapture
May 7th, 2010, 07:37 PM
As for the draw, it's actually a really good one I think. :D
R1 and R2 opponents shouldn't be a problem. As for Sveta, I could easily see her get beaten by Kleybanova. Caro is injured as well and not playing her best so she's definitely beatable as well. :shrug:
But let's hope the 'Lose Early When Your Part Of The Draw Opens Up' pattern doesn't continue here. :bigcry:

saul1333
May 7th, 2010, 08:09 PM
Never again am I going to say anything about how her draw looks :o

Good luck Viker :yeah:

JadeFox
May 7th, 2010, 08:46 PM
Never again am I going to say anything about how her draw looks :o

Good luck Viker :yeah:

Yeah wishing her luck is the only thing I'll do as well! :lol:

GL Vika! :bounce:

allrounder
May 7th, 2010, 09:26 PM
I'm not sure she should be playing here either with her injury problems :scared: let's just hope she goes into RG relatively healthy which is the most important thing. Whatever points she picks up though are stuck on her ranking with it being a mandatory event.

When do the 1R matches start BTW?

Delfii
May 7th, 2010, 09:30 PM
Im not going to talk about the draw. All the oponents can be difficult if Vika isn't a 100% healthy. Im waiting a tweet from her 3 days without news :(
If she is healthy I think that is a good tournament to earn some points... but I think she should wait to RG.

Break My Rapture
May 7th, 2010, 10:15 PM
I'm not sure she should be playing here either with her injury problems :scared: let's just hope she goes into RG relatively healthy which is the most important thing. Whatever points she picks up though are stuck on her ranking with it being a mandatory event.

When do the 1R matches start BTW?
Saturday. ;) Vika's not on the OOP though. So she'll probably play on Sunday.

Igor_Biscan
May 8th, 2010, 12:14 PM
Maybe I'm wrong but Vika's silence on twitter is similar to after her marbella injury :unsure: I don't think players are allowed to reveal information about them potentially being unfit for upcoming matches

If she is fit then it's a nice draw she's got in Madrid

Break My Rapture
May 8th, 2010, 12:18 PM
Let's hope she's fully fit, but I doubt it. :tears:

Spiritof42
May 8th, 2010, 05:46 PM
I hope she knows what she's doing and has had good medical advice about the risks of playing in Madrid, because at first glance resting and rehabbing for the next two weeks in order to be as fit as possible for the FO would have seemed a more sensible course of action.

Blue clay, broadcasting in 3D, main draw play starting on a Saturday... Madrid Open seems to be all about gimmicks. :rolleyes:

allrounder
May 8th, 2010, 05:51 PM
Blue clay, broadcasting in 3D, main draw play starting on a Saturday... Madrid Open seems to be all about gimmicks. :rolleyes:

The tournament director said he wanted Madrid to be a future 5th slam so it looks as if he's trying his best to make it feel unique :lol::weirdo:

Break My Rapture
May 8th, 2010, 05:52 PM
Well it's already unique in a way that the official website is just awful.

bluestorm10
May 8th, 2010, 06:42 PM
Well it's already unique in a way that the official website is just awful.

Oh god, yes. I actually can't find what I need on that site and, I'm assuming, on a slower connection or computer it's impossible to load. :lol:

Since she seems to be playing, I guess all we can do is cross our fingers. :unsure: I'm going to be such a mess during her first match...

Break My Rapture
May 8th, 2010, 06:48 PM
Oh god, yes. I actually can't find what I need on that site and, I'm assuming, on a slower connection or computer it's impossible to load. :lol:

Since she seems to be playing, I guess all we can do is cross our fingers. :unsure: I'm going to be such a mess during her first match...
Same here. :tears:

And yeah that site is so crappy. Last year's official website was pretty bad as well but as least that one had entry lists on it. :lol: :weirdo:

Break My Rapture
May 8th, 2010, 07:11 PM
Vika's not on the OOP for tomorrow either. :speakles:

allrounder
May 8th, 2010, 07:20 PM
She probably asked for extra rest for her leg and to start as late as possible :scared:

Break My Rapture
May 8th, 2010, 07:34 PM
Yeah, probably. :tears:

Shahar defeated Sveta (as I predicted :angel:), the draw opened up again for Vika. Please don't blow this like your last 2 tournaments and IW. :hysteric:

VIKA?
May 8th, 2010, 07:36 PM
She'll play on monday then:)

saul1333
May 8th, 2010, 07:41 PM
Yeah, probably. :tears:

Shahar defeated Sveta (as I predicted :angel:), the draw opened up again for Vika. Please don't blow this like your last 2 tournaments and IW. :hysteric:

Don't say that P..that phrase has been cursed :scared:

VIKA?
May 8th, 2010, 08:03 PM
to be honest, I prefered Sveta than Peer:lol:

Break My Rapture
May 8th, 2010, 10:01 PM
Yeah wouldn't make too much difference, would it Will? :lol:
Anyway I really want to know if she's fully fit or not. For some reason I'm unable to remember what day Vika played Ana and how many days of rest she has till Monday. :weirdo:

hellas719
May 9th, 2010, 04:09 AM
GL Vika! :bounce:
If she's healed, she can go very far here! :bounce:

Igor_Biscan
May 9th, 2010, 07:58 AM
Yeah wouldn't make too much difference, would it Will? :lol:
Anyway I really want to know if she's fully fit or not. For some reason I'm unable to remember what day Vika played Ana and how many days of rest she has till Monday. :weirdo:

It was tuesday evening so 5 full days of rest if she plays tomorrow. If it's the same injury as before then it's not long enough

TennisFan66
May 9th, 2010, 08:28 AM
Well it's already unique in a way that the official website is just awful.


It really is a poor layout. Much easier to use the WTA official site for the info.


http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Tournaments/Info/0,,12781~1479,00.html (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Tournaments/Info/0,,12781%7E1479,00.html)



I wonder if its allowed to b1tch about the draw, if one doesn't support Serbs, Belgians or sisters? Vika - Caro QF :( ...

VIKA?
May 9th, 2010, 05:17 PM
Vika 1st up on stadium 3:( and I was hoping for her to play on CC :o

allrounder
May 9th, 2010, 05:58 PM
I wonder if its allowed to b1tch about the draw, if one doesn't support Serbs, Belgians or sisters? Vika - Caro QF :( ...

Of course we can bitch about the draw :yeah: we usually find ourselves doing it just about every week anyway :lol:

I don't think any of us really have high expectations for this tournament though despite the kinder than usual draw with Vika's recent injury problems :sad:

VIKA?
May 9th, 2010, 06:01 PM
someone just said that stadium 3 televised so we might be able to find a stream:D too bad I have school:sobbing:

Break My Rapture
May 9th, 2010, 06:01 PM
WTF Stadium 3 ? :haha:
OMG. :weirdo: You would think Vika is ranked 88 or something when you look at her spots in the OOP. :cuckoo:

I have school too, Will. :bigcry:

saul1333
May 9th, 2010, 06:04 PM
Hopefully they show her :D

But more hopefully she wins :scared:

GL Vika..

VIKA?
May 9th, 2010, 06:04 PM
I know Pieter:sobbing: tons of crappy matches on Vicario's court:o it sucks!

bluestorm10
May 9th, 2010, 07:13 PM
So if I calculated the time right, that means I'll have to wake up at 5 AM to watch Vika (or the scoreboard at least) :sobbing: Hopefully there's a stream at least to make it worthwhile. :)

Break My Rapture
May 9th, 2010, 07:49 PM
Can someone post the full OOP please? :awww:

bluestorm10. :hug: 5 AM is really early. :sobbing:

Break My Rapture
May 9th, 2010, 08:08 PM
ES or ES2 won't be broadcasting Vika's match. :crying2:

bluestorm10
May 9th, 2010, 08:12 PM
Do you want the pdf file? Anyway, here's the HTML version. I copied it from http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/OrderOfPlay/0,,12781,00.html

Manolo Santana (from 12.00hrs)
1. Serena Williams vs. Vera Dushevina
2. ATP: Robert vs. Monfils (NB 14.00hrs)
3. ATP: Kubot vs. López (NB 16.00hrs)
4. ATP: Moyá vs. Becker (NB 20.00hrs)
5. Dinara Safina vs. Klara Zakopalova (NB 21.30hrs)

Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario (from 11.00hrs)
1. Zheng Jie vs. Anabel Medina Garrigues
2. Virginia Ruano Pascual vs. Arantxa Parra Santonja (NB 14.00hrs)
3. ATP: Dolgopolov Jr. vs. Seppi
4. ATP: Kohlschreiber vs. Giraldo
5. ATP: Almagro vs. Troicki (NB 17.00hrs)
6. ATP: Gimeno-Traver vs. Fish/Knowles

Stadium 3 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Peng Shuai vs. Victoria Azarenka
2. ATP: Anderson vs. Melzer (NB 14.00hrs)
3. ATP: Mayer vs. Benneteau
4. Petra Kvitova vs. Caroline Wozniacki (NB 17.15hrs)
5. Vera Zvonareva vs. Venus Williams

Court 4 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Elena Vesnina vs. Nadia Petrova
2. Sorana Cirstea vs. Flavia Pennetta
3. Samantha Stosur vs. Gisela Dulko
4. Cirstea/Peng vs. Rosolska/Shvedova (after suitable rest)

Court 5 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Mattek-Sands/Yan vs. Benesova/Zahlavova Strycova
2. Francesca Schiavone vs. Sybille Bammer
3. Li Na vs. Beatriz García Vidagany
4. Garbin/Kops-Jones vs. Peer/Schiavone (after suitable rest)

Court 6 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Akgul Amanmuradova vs. Alisa Kleybanova
2. Agnes Szavay vs. Patty Schnyder
3. Dushevina/Makarova vs. Kirilenko/Radwanska (after suitable rest)

Hope this is okay. :)

Break My Rapture
May 9th, 2010, 08:36 PM
Thank you. :D

Hopefully there will be a stream for you all who will be here tomorrow. :awww:

Break My Rapture
May 9th, 2010, 09:01 PM
Good luck Vika. :hearts:

Good night everyone. :bigwave:

hellas719
May 10th, 2010, 02:29 AM
Stadium 3 :unsure:
Why are Vika, Venus, and Caro there and ATP journeymen get to play on Sanchez Vicario? :scratch:
At least AMG, VRP, and APS are Spaniards so they deserve a big court :shrug:

Spiritof42
May 10th, 2010, 04:13 AM
Only three WTA matches will be shown on TennisTV tomorrow (and it looks like ES coverage will be the same): Serena/Dushevina, Wozniacki/Kvitova, and Safina/Zakopalova.

So it doesn't look like there will be a stream for Vika's match. Amazingly, Venus vs. Zvonareva won't be seen either.

On the other hand, every ATP match on the three main courts will be covered, so we'll be able to see mouth-watering and highly anticipated matches such as Oleksandr Dolgopolov Jr. vs. Andreas Seppi :woohoo:

Stadium 3 :unsure:
Why are Vika, Venus, and Caro there and ATP journeymen get to play on Sanchez Vicario? :scratch:
At least AMG, VRP, and APS are Spaniards so they deserve a big court :shrug:
Mixed tournament means women are treated like second-class citizens, just like in Estoril last week. I think this gives us a taste of what the scheduling will be like in Rome next year.

hellas719
May 10th, 2010, 04:16 AM
Wimbledon is the worst in terms of WTA vs. ATP :o

bluestorm10
May 10th, 2010, 05:52 AM
On the other hand, every ATP match on the three main courts will be covered, so we'll be able to see mouth-watering and highly anticipated matches such as Oleksandr Dolgopolov Jr. vs. Andreas Seppi :woohoo:

:lol: Amazing, right? I can't wait. :rolleyes:


Mixed tournament means women are treated like second-class citizens, just like in Estoril last week. I think this gives us a taste of what the scheduling will be like in Rome next year.

That's why I'm opposed to the idea being thrown around (or is it official already?) of having a mixed Roger's Cup. I've been to both men's and women's tournaments but I'm more a WTA fan by choice and I can just imagine how annoyed I'll be when good WTA matches are moved to the side courts and ignored by local TV coverage most probably. :rolleyes:

Rafito.
May 10th, 2010, 06:02 AM
Omg. Court 3 :tape:

They are pathetic. I really wanted to watch Vika tonight :sad:
If she wins, Im nearly 100% sure she will be on Centre next time as she will be playing a spaniard.

JadeFox
May 10th, 2010, 11:55 AM
She retired. :sad:

I hate injuries.

VIKA?
May 10th, 2010, 11:59 AM
I think it's the best she could do in her current form:sad: anyway I hope she recovers ASAP and I hope she'll be ready for RG:sobbing:

LadyB
May 10th, 2010, 12:24 PM
Dreadful decision to play Marbella. Ever since that it's just gone downhill :o
Just rest Vika :hug: :hug: Come back strong for RG.

Nina.
May 10th, 2010, 01:24 PM
Why did she even bother to go there??? Just rest up, girl :sobbing:

saul1333
May 10th, 2010, 02:49 PM
All these retirements :sad: but it was the only thing to do.

Hopefully she is 100% for RG :D

Break My Rapture
May 10th, 2010, 03:36 PM
Please fully heal now. :hug:

Btw, the SEWTA site she retired because of a right adductor strain? :unsure:
Are both her legs injured now? :bigcry:
Hopefully 2 weeks will be enough to be 100% for RG. :)
Madrid is a sucky tournament anyway so she shouldn't have bothered to show up.

Spiritof42
May 10th, 2010, 03:39 PM
A "right adductor strain". In other words, a right groin pull. The previous injuries were on the left side. But the two are probably related (overcompensating, etc.)

Just kill me now. I can't take this sh*t anymore. :bigcry:


That's why I'm opposed to the idea being thrown around (or is it official already?) of having a mixed Roger's Cup. I've been to both men's and women's tournaments but I'm more a WTA fan by choice and I can just imagine how annoyed I'll be when good WTA matches are moved to the side courts and ignored by local TV coverage most probably. :rolleyes:
Both versions of the Rogers Cup will be held on the same week starting next year. However, it won't be a mixed event because it will still be split between two cities. But as far as TV coverage goes, the women will probably get short shrift, as you say.

Andreas
May 10th, 2010, 03:58 PM
If she plays Warsaw too... :o

Just be ready for RG, please!

VIKA?
May 10th, 2010, 04:01 PM
God she better rest and don't play Warsaw:o

allrounder
May 10th, 2010, 04:02 PM
Luckily i think it was an error as Warsaw has been removed from her website schedule :)

VIKA?
May 10th, 2010, 04:03 PM
good:lol:

hurricanejeanne
May 10th, 2010, 06:17 PM
I'm relieved she retired today. And honestly, at this point, if she can't play the French, then she just can't. I'd rather her sit it out and take the lower ranking instead of playing on two bad legs and making it worse and worse. If she gets better in the time being then good, but I can't handle her making herself play in pain like this.

Spiritof42
May 10th, 2010, 07:29 PM
I wish she hadn't played at all. Some of the things being said about her are really starting to piss me off.

If the FO ends on another "ret.", I'll probably need to buy a new computer keyboard because I don't think the current one can withstand any more smashing. :o

TennisFan66
May 10th, 2010, 08:21 PM
A "right adductor strain". In other words, a right groin pull. The previous injuries were on the left side. But the two are probably related (overcompensating, etc.)

Without knowing of course the 'overcompensating' when injured do often happen. It just sucks. :( .. Fingers crossed two weeks break will be enough for Vika to be fully fit for RG.

hellas719
May 11th, 2010, 02:42 AM
Vika :o
I wish she skipped Charleston and then maybe Stuttgart if she needed to. She only made it worse. And who cares about fines? :o. It's not like she doesn't have the money :shrug:

Martian Jeza
May 11th, 2010, 03:21 AM
Why, Vika, Oh why Vika do you still play tournaments when you are injured ? There's TOTALY no point ! Yes, you will lose points and dropping some places in the ranking but is it much more important for you than your health ? Come on, HEALTH comes first !!! Now we can be somehow pessimistic for Roland Garros. Take some rest, damn it !! :hug:

hurricanejeanne
May 11th, 2010, 05:23 PM
What I don't understand is why her coach, her team, her family are letting her play like when injured. You would think they'd try to convince her to pull out of tournaments especially if she's being stubborn about it.

When she originally got hurt in Marbella she should have skipped Charleston and Stuttgart and maybe even Rome.

TheBoiledEgg
May 11th, 2010, 05:37 PM
Vika has already ruined her year
silly decisions :( :mad:

she better be ok for RG or :sobbing:

allrounder
May 11th, 2010, 09:06 PM
I didn't notice Stanford on Vika's website schedule before but its there now, so i guess it'l be 4 weeks in a row during the USO series and then a weeks rest before the USO itself. I don't think Vika's ever played Stanford before has she?

saul1333
May 11th, 2010, 09:08 PM
Now I have to go :sobbing: she better not withdraw right before or retire early :scared:

allrounder
May 11th, 2010, 09:23 PM
Stanford will probably be about the first tournament she's back to 100% fit for again after the post-Wimbledon month long break :sobbing: If you go to both Stanford and San Diego she will definitely think she's being stalked unless you tell her you're going to both tournaments :lol:

saul1333
May 11th, 2010, 09:31 PM
She is cramming a lot of tourneys together..hopefully she doesn't aggravate it.

I don't think it's stalking..it's just going to spend a relaxing weekend at an event. Is it stalking if I change my plans, blow a bunch of cash, and travel 6 hours away? :scratch: :lol:

allrounder
May 11th, 2010, 09:35 PM
Nah i was just joking, it's not as if you'l be going from one side of the world to the other in a week :p

With how the season has gone since IW she's probably going to be struggling to finish in the top 8 at this rate for Doha, so she may need to whore up as many premier events as possible in the second half of the season :scared:

Spiritof42
May 12th, 2010, 04:11 AM
Still no word from Vika. The silence is deafening.

I didn't notice Stanford on Vika's website schedule before but its there now, so i guess it'l be 4 weeks in a row during the USO series and then a weeks rest before the USO itself. I don't think Vika's ever played Stanford before has she?
She's played Stanford once (2007 - lost R1 to Kirilenko), but she's never put four USO series events on her schedule before. That's a bit much, and I'm not sure her body will be able to hold together that long. Like every year, I'll be going to the Rogers Cup, which would be the last leg of that four-week hard court odyssey. I always get worried about my faves getting injured/sick/fatigued during the previous week(s). :scared:

Martian Jeza
May 12th, 2010, 11:04 AM
It's been days Victoria hasn't used her twitter account anymore : it's a bit worrying ! Where did she go ? Hope everything is fine at her side. :unsure:

Break My Rapture
May 12th, 2010, 02:46 PM
No tweets make me nervous too. :scared: :bigcry:

Delfii
May 12th, 2010, 05:49 PM
Ohh yeah, Im worried about that, her tweets are the best :)

hurricanejeanne
May 12th, 2010, 06:12 PM
I was just thinking about her Twitter. I can't think of the last time she didn't tweet for this long of time. :unsure:

Break My Rapture
May 12th, 2010, 06:21 PM
Maybe she lost her phone again. :spit:

bluestorm10
May 12th, 2010, 11:41 PM
To be honest, I never realized how much I enjoyed her "tweeting" (or is it "twittering"? :lol:) until she stopped doing so for more than a week now I think. :lol: It makes a bit of sense though after hearing that she's back home that she's a bit too preoccupied to use Twitter. Still, the selfish fan part of me wishes she'd come back to Twitter soon. :p

Amalgamate
May 13th, 2010, 01:17 AM
To be honest, I never realized how much I enjoyed her "tweeting" (or is it "twittering"? :lol:) until she stopped doing so for more than a week now I think. :lol: It makes a bit of sense though after hearing that she's back home that she's a bit too preoccupied to use Twitter. Still, the selfish fan part of me wishes she'd come back to Twitter soon. :p

Is she resting at home in AZ?

bluestorm10
May 13th, 2010, 01:28 AM
Is she resting at home in AZ?

Oops, sorry, I meant Minsk. :) From her website update.

Break My Rapture
May 13th, 2010, 10:45 PM
Just a question: a groin injury, is that a rather minor or rather big/nagging injury? :unsure:

Spiritof42
May 14th, 2010, 03:39 AM
Groin injuries seem to be common in many sports. Like any injury, I'd say the severity depends on the degree of damage to the tissue. If the muscle has simply been over-stretched, it's not that bad. But if it's been torn, then it's more serious.

I'm far from being an expert, but I would imagine that if you don't give it enough time to heal properly, it might come back, especially in a sport like tennis where there is a lot of running and sudden changes in direction. And repeated injuries to the same muscle(s) might take longer to heal. There is also the possibility of sustaining a new injury as a result of "overcompensating" - and this seems to have happened to Vika (left leg, then right).

She decided not to skip any of the tournaments on her schedule. In hindsight, that was clearly a mistake. Is it realistic to expect her to be fully fit for the French Open, or is it once again going to be a case of hoping and praying for the best? Only time will tell, but the tournament begins in less than two weeks... :unsure:

Break My Rapture
May 14th, 2010, 12:26 PM
Oh okay, thanks. :)

Break My Rapture
May 14th, 2010, 01:38 PM
Clijsters is out of the FO. That's one demon less. :speakles:

allrounder
May 14th, 2010, 02:07 PM
TBH i didn't think Clijsters was ever a main contender for RG this year anyway even at 100% and Vika wouldn't have been able to face her before at least the QF with their current rankings. Henin being ruled out would have been better news :lol:

VIKA?
May 14th, 2010, 03:32 PM
I'm glad that Kim is not going to play:angel:

Delfii
May 14th, 2010, 05:29 PM
Maybe she lost her phone again. :spit:

:lol: I'd love to have a Blackberry like Vika has

Break My Rapture
May 15th, 2010, 04:07 PM
Vika's possible R3 opponents in RG :scared::

17 - Shahar Peer
18 - Nadia Petrova
19 - Aravane Rezai
20 - Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez

21 - Vera Zvonareva
22 - Justine Henin
23 - Daniela Hantuchova
24 - Lucie Safarova

Probably Vera again. :p :lol:
That's a scary list though. :scared:

Temperenka
May 15th, 2010, 04:21 PM
She can get any of them? For some reason, I only thought she could draw the 21-24 seeds. :shrug: I'm probably wrong though. :lol:

Nadia and Daniela would be the best case scenario draws for Vika. Shahar, Aravane, MJMS, and Lucie have all been hot and will be dangerous (especially if Vika isn't playing well) and drawing Jusitne would probably be worst case scenario.

If she's not fully fit, I'm smelling a third round out this year. :sad:

allrounder
May 15th, 2010, 05:16 PM
Pieter is right - she can get any of those 8 players in R3. The only ones i'd want her to avoid are Justine and her 2 stalkers Vera and MJMS, the others whilst they are dangerous i'd fancy Vika to beat them if she's fit enough. I hope she does the sensible thing and doesn't enter doubles this time at RG.

Break My Rapture
May 15th, 2010, 05:22 PM
Pieter is right - she can get any of those 8 players in R3. The only ones i'd want her to avoid are Justine and her 2 stalkers Vera and MJMS, the others whilst they are dangerous i'd fancy Vika to beat them if she's fit enough. I hope she does the sensible thing and doesn't enter doubles this time at RG.
:haha: :rolls:

Agreed with that it is better not to enter doubles if she's not fully fit. She will probably play it anyway though. :weirdo:

hurricanejeanne
May 16th, 2010, 12:04 AM
Pieter is right - she can get any of those 8 players in R3. The only ones i'd want her to avoid are Justine and her 2 stalkers Vera and MJMS, the others whilst they are dangerous i'd fancy Vika to beat them if she's fit enough. I hope she does the sensible thing and doesn't enter doubles this time at RG.

Exactly, exactly, exactly.

:haha: at the stalkers bit. It's so true! Has Vika played a tournament this year where she didn't have either one in her part of the draw?

allrounder
May 16th, 2010, 12:45 AM
Exactly, exactly, exactly.

:haha: at the stalkers bit. It's so true! Has Vika played a tournament this year where she didn't have either one in her part of the draw?

Up until Rome Sydney had been the only tournament this season where she'd not been in the same quarter of a draw as one of, or both MJMS and Vera :help:

hellas719
May 16th, 2010, 03:15 AM
My prediction: Rezai :p

I hope she gets Hantuchova though. Zvonareva's also been pretty crappy lately too :p. Or maybe MJMS since Vika would've beaten her in Marbella :shrug:

Igor_Biscan
May 16th, 2010, 03:16 PM
Groin injuries seem to be common in many sports. Like any injury, I'd say the severity depends on the degree of damage to the tissue. If the muscle has simply been over-stretched, it's not that bad. But if it's been torn, then it's more serious.

I'm far from being an expert, but I would imagine that if you don't give it enough time to heal properly, it might come back, especially in a sport like tennis where there is a lot of running and sudden changes in direction. And repeated injuries to the same muscle(s) might take longer to heal. There is also the possibility of sustaining a new injury as a result of "overcompensating" - and this seems to have happened to Vika (left leg, then right).

I don't think this is necessarily true, she said she'd got the all clear on the hamstring injury a few days before Stuttgart, where she played without any sign of injury against Pennetta. Then it was another whole week until she got injured in the Ivanovic match. I think it's likely that she's just been unlucky with these injuries, or that there's some problem with her training regime that's leaving her injury prone.

Going into the clay court season, none of us thought it was a good idea to play all these tournaments, but that was more because of fatigue. No one predicted she would have got injured three matches into the clay court season in a match she was winning easily.
She decided not to skip any of the tournaments on her schedule. In hindsight, that was clearly a mistake. Is it realistic to expect her to be fully fit for the French Open, or is it once again going to be a case of hoping and praying for the best? Only time will tell, but the tournament begins in less than two weeks... :unsure:

From what I've read groin injuries can be very niggly, often very low level discomfort that can flare up at any time. And from Vika's comments it's not looking too great, "I'm hoping it will get better soon" doesn't sound too promising.

Break My Rapture
May 16th, 2010, 03:22 PM
This is all Marbella's fault. :(

Please be fully healed. :sobbing:

hurricanejeanne
May 16th, 2010, 11:56 PM
Up until Rome Sydney had been the only tournament this season where she'd not been in the same quarter of a draw as one of, or both MJMS and Vera :help:

:eek: That's insane! I've never heard of that happening that often before, especially to a player ranked as high as Vika is! Hopefully her draws are nicer to her this summer.

Break My Rapture
May 20th, 2010, 03:05 PM
French Open draw tomorrow at 11.30 AM CET. :scared:
Federer better give her a good draw. :fiery:

Monzanator
May 20th, 2010, 03:23 PM
:eek: That's insane! I've never heard of that happening that often before, especially to a player ranked as high as Vika is! Hopefully her draws are nicer to her this summer.

Venus played Peer three times this season already ;)

allrounder
May 20th, 2010, 03:46 PM
Venus played Peer three times this season already ;)

Two of the three of those were SF's though (not the same quarter ;))

Igor_Biscan
May 21st, 2010, 07:51 AM
Not too bothered about the draw. Vika can beat anyone if she's fit and healthy. More worried that she's not going to be recovered in time

Ksenia.
May 21st, 2010, 09:53 AM
She'll be playing against Dulko in RG R1 :scratch:

bluestorm10
May 21st, 2010, 09:56 AM
She'll be playing against Dulko in RG R1 :scratch:

Dulko...just great....:help:

allrounder
May 21st, 2010, 10:07 AM
And surprise surprise MJMS as a potential R3, who would have guessed that? :rolleyes:

R1 Dulko
R2 Johansson/Q
R3 MJMS
R4 Dementieva/Medina Garrigues
QF Venus/Rezai
SF Sveta/Caro

bluestorm10
May 21st, 2010, 10:10 AM
And surprise surprise MJMS as a potential R3, who would have guessed that? :rolleyes:

Yeah, it's a little ridiculous. :lol: Well, my sleep-deprived brain somehow thought that her 2nd rd match would be the winner of Rezai-qualifier (IT'S NOT) so I was ready to go cliff myself already. :lol:

Dulko always seems to give top players trouble so I'm not happy about this match-up.

Rafito.
May 21st, 2010, 10:21 AM
Gosh, MJMS again!

I really think she can beat Dulko. And then defiantly win in R2. But then we have MJMS yet again :rolleyes:

Good luck Vika!

allrounder
May 21st, 2010, 10:25 AM
Yeah i think if she can just somehow get through the first 3 rounds the draw could really open up for her from then onwards. We can't really set our hopes that high though with her fitness problems recently because i doubt she's been able to train much at all since Rome.

Igor_Biscan
May 21st, 2010, 10:41 AM
Dulko is one of the trickier first rounds, probably not one she would want if she hasn't practised for three weeks

Igor_Biscan
May 21st, 2010, 11:10 AM
Vika tweeted!

Paris,Paris,Paris! What else to say. Getting ready for the french open! The weather is amazing! And I'm very happy

Rafito.
May 21st, 2010, 11:13 AM
Wow, First time she tweeted for weeks. :cheer:

JadeFox
May 21st, 2010, 11:37 AM
Giant killer Dulko in the first round. That's just great. :rolleyes:

God I hope she's healed up for the most part. :hug:

VIKA?
May 21st, 2010, 12:04 PM
She still with her crappy draws:rolleyes: thank you Roger, I hope you lose on R1:kiss:

don't see her going too far here:o

Andreas
May 21st, 2010, 02:04 PM
I actually like the draw. Dulko is difficult but Vika should not have too much trouble beating her :shrug: Of course we can't know anything for sure so it might as well be an easy loss for Vika :lol:

H2H: 2-1 for Azarenka
2007: Estoril Q: Azarenka def. Dulko 61 62
2008: Berlin R16: Azarenka def. Dulko 63 61
2009: Stuttgart R16: Dulko def. Azarenka 64 63

So a clay meeting each year. Let's not make it 2 in a row for Dulko :p

saul1333
May 21st, 2010, 04:27 PM
She doesnt have the best draw for her questionable form :scared:

MJMS :lol: she really needs to get a life.

Vikapower
May 21st, 2010, 04:29 PM
Yeah I tend to agree this is not the crappiest draw for Vika. Lets hope Vika gets the an AO or Dubaï form and if she does we all know how unbeatable she can be. Dulko is dangerous but against an in form Vika she'll remind me of Pennetta in Porshe tourney.

@Andreas Good stats for Vika at least when she's playing well Dulko only wins 3 to 4 games per match but they've never played in a GS so we'll see how their match up will be affected.

hurricanejeanne
May 21st, 2010, 05:48 PM
I'm convinced Vika is cursed when it comes to draws. Not only does she get awful ones, but she got MJMS AGAIN! :banghead:

I think that Dulko is a 50/50 match, it really all depends on Vika. If she's healed a bit more and she's feeling her shots well she should, on paper, win this match. If she's not and Gisela is given enough time to work her game, Vika will be in trouble.
But I'm not getting a head of myself yet especially considering we have no idea how her healing is
progressing. :unsure:

allrounder
May 21st, 2010, 05:58 PM
Yep if she plays solid tennis and doesn't give away too many sloppy errors she should be able to come through Dulko. All of her big upsets i've seen have been with a lot help from her opponents beating themselves because she doesn't really have any stand out weapons in her game. The Stuttgart loss i remember Vika having big problems with her footing and she was slipping all over the place. We just need to hope she's match fit but its good news that she's at least training again from what she's tweeted :)

Break My Rapture
May 21st, 2010, 06:06 PM
Vika, call the cops. Tell them to arrest Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez.

But anyway, if she is fully healed and gets passed Dulko, then she could go far here because her draw is quite good except for Dulko.
Good that she tweeted, lifts my spirit. :D

JadeFox
May 21st, 2010, 06:19 PM
She still with her crappy draws:rolleyes: thank you Roger, I hope you lose on R1:kiss:

don't see her going too far here:o

I said this in Maria Sharapova's thread and I'll say it here:

If Vika loses early, I want Nadal to crush Roger! :fiery: :lol:

VIKA?
May 21st, 2010, 06:58 PM
I said this in Maria Sharapova's thread and I'll say it here:

If Vika loses early, I want Nadal to crush Roger! :fiery: :lol:

60-60-60:drool:

Vikapower
May 21st, 2010, 11:43 PM
I'm convinced Vika is cursed when it comes to draws. Not only does she get awful ones, but she got MJMS AGAIN! :banghead:
Vika was 4-0 up versus MJMS in Marbella before injury striked for the first time on clay season. I think we're over-GOATing poor MJMS way too much and its killing her. Vika has all her first rounds matches on her racquet and I'm sure she'll make the best out of them. :wavey:

hellas719
May 22nd, 2010, 03:35 AM
Not sure what to think about the draw :unsure:

Spiritof42
May 22nd, 2010, 05:17 AM
Vika, call the cops. Tell them to arrest Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez.
:lol:

There's obviously some sort of conspiracy going on. I blame Roger. ;)

I think it's worth mentioning that Dulko has yet to win a match on European clay this year, losing in the first round in Barcelona (Errani), Stuttgart (Jankovic), Rome (Schnyder), and Madrid (Stosur). Of course, these losses didn't come at the hands of clay-court clowns (clownettes?), and apart from the loss to Jankovic the matches were very competitive.

I don't know what to expect from Vika. If she's healthy, she can pull a good performance out of the bag even without having had adequate preparation (e.g. her win over Pennetta in Stuttgart).
But will the leg(s) hold up? The last thing I want to see is another "ret." :help:

TheBoiledEgg
May 22nd, 2010, 08:44 AM
c'mon Vika, get yourself right and kick Dulko's ass !!!!!!!!

Igor_Biscan
May 22nd, 2010, 10:25 AM
Vika plays tomorrow :)

Come on!

VIKA?
May 22nd, 2010, 11:16 AM
Vika plays tomorrow :)

Come on!

where did you see it?:)

Andreas
May 22nd, 2010, 11:21 AM
where did you see it?:)

http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/SEWTATour-Archive/posting/2010/903/OP.pdf :kiss:

VIKA?
May 22nd, 2010, 11:29 AM
Thanks Andreas:)

my 3 faves playing tommorrow:sobbing: if both lose will be such an amazing day:drool:

Nina.
May 22nd, 2010, 12:30 PM
Good luck Vika :) I hope her health is better...

VIKA?
May 22nd, 2010, 01:53 PM
http://i50.tinypic.com/34zxa37.png

Break My Rapture
May 22nd, 2010, 02:05 PM
Good luck Vika. :hearts: Hope your legs are ready for it. :unsure:

Delfii
May 22nd, 2010, 08:38 PM
Im a 100% fan of Vika, Dulko is from Argentina like me but I hope she lose 60 60 haha im :devil: Cmon Vika! :kiss:

bluestorm10
May 22nd, 2010, 10:47 PM
I can't catch her match tomorrow unless the match before her's ends really really early. And I likely won't be able to find out the result until like ten hours after it's over since I'll be out all day. :bigcry: I'll be such a mess wondering what happened. She needs to win so I can catch her next match. ;)

hurricanejeanne
May 23rd, 2010, 03:40 AM
I'll be watching Vika on ESPN3 at work tomorrow morning. :scared:

May the force be with you Vika! :bounce:

hellas719
May 23rd, 2010, 04:04 AM
I might get to see some of it :D
I haven't seen Vika since Miami :o

Rafito.
May 23rd, 2010, 04:08 AM
If Cilic finishes quick and Kuznetsova/Cirstea goes to a 3 setter I may get to see some of Vika. Just hoping she can make it to the next round either way.

saul1333
May 23rd, 2010, 01:00 PM
Vika bombs out to Dulko 6-1, 6-2

Not really surprising given how much she has struggled. I would prefer to even skip Wimbly if it means she will be back to a good form :sobbing:

VIKA?
May 23rd, 2010, 01:01 PM
That was just terrible, can't believe she lost this shit to that bitch. I mean she did nothing to win it, was just waiting for Vika's error. Nice way to cheat stupid moonballer:kiss:

Andreas
May 23rd, 2010, 01:03 PM
I'm both frustrated, angry and devastated. That was just a pure shit display from Vika. I couldn't see any signs of an injury hampering her. She just stunk up the court, bashing Dulko's moonballs in every possible direction.

I won't bother going into GM reading shit about how overrated Vika is or praising of Dulko's abilities, which mainly consisted of some nice moonballing.

I guess this really is Vika when she is really, really bad. But if you have the routine, you don't bring that when you're playing a GS R1 against a dangerous opponent. Normally Vika should beat a player like this 62 62.

saul1333
May 23rd, 2010, 01:04 PM
You sound super mad Will :scared: but yeah Vika beat herself the whole match..

allrounder
May 23rd, 2010, 01:04 PM
Yep horrible to watch, just wasn't herself at all :sad: Good to see the usual classyness by the Vika haters :rolleyes: Dulko's end of match w/ue stats were only marginally better than Vika's despite the GOAT-like praise she seems to be getting :lol:

Do we know if she's entered doubles?

VIKA?
May 23rd, 2010, 01:12 PM
You sound super mad Will :scared: but yeah Vika beat herself the whole match..

:sobbing: I'm just so sad:sad: my day is becoming a completely shit, Sorana and Vika lost in a bad way only Kiri left:hysteric:

Igor_Biscan
May 23rd, 2010, 01:18 PM
We don't know how much practice time Vika has had. Judging by that she didn't have much at all. She looked like she was struggling to find her 'middle game', often she was trying to hit the ball too hard when her best game's not so much about outright power as depth and placement.

I wish she'd noticed that Dulko was tightening up near the end and realised she didn't have to go for so much. Still coming back from 6-1 4-0 was a pretty hopeless task.

Hopefully she can get over here as soon as possible and start practising on grass :)

VIKA?
May 23rd, 2010, 01:31 PM
Yep horrible to watch, just wasn't herself at all :sad: Good to see the usual classyness by the Vika haters :rolleyes: Dulko's end of match w/ue stats were only marginally better than Vika's despite the GOAT-like praise she seems to be getting :lol:

Do we know if she's entered doubles?

she's playing with Zvonareva, draw is out.

JadeFox
May 23rd, 2010, 01:33 PM
Well, this sucks. :(

hurricanejeanne
May 23rd, 2010, 01:46 PM
We don't know how much practice time Vika has had. Judging by that she didn't have much at all. She looked like she was struggling to find her 'middle game', often she was trying to hit the ball too hard when her best game's not so much about outright power as depth and placement.

I wish she'd noticed that Dulko was tightening up near the end and realised she didn't have to go for so much. Still coming back from 6-1 4-0 was a pretty hopeless task.

Hopefully she can get over here as soon as possible and start practising on grass :)


That's sort of where my train of thought about this match is leaning towards. She's been injured for virtually the entire clay season so even though she didn't look hurt out there today, she seemed incredibly unsure of her movement which lead to her trying to tee off on shots when she wasn't in the position to do so. I'm willing to let this match go if Vika finds her form on grass in a couple of weeks and on the summer hardcourts.

I'm just so upset because Dulko didn't do anything special other than moonball the crap out of the ball and wait for Vika to miss.

I just hope she regains her form soon and I hope they load her interview on the website. I want to know what she said.

:sobbing::sobbing::sobbing::sobbing::sobbing:

Break My Rapture
May 23rd, 2010, 01:49 PM
:crying2: :bigcry: Horrible play from Vika. She clearly didn't have a lot of time to practice before today.
And UGH. :rolleyes: The hater's are really posting some AWFULLY LAME things again. :haha:

Hopefully she'll just do a bit better at doubles with Vera, although I doubt that.

allrounder
May 23rd, 2010, 01:54 PM
If their recent doubles record is anything to go by (1-5 i think in last 6 matches) Vika could be out of Paris before the middle of next week :help: She should sign up for mixed if the deadline hasn't passed and shes feeling ok.

TheBoiledEgg
May 23rd, 2010, 02:32 PM
Vika shot herself in the foot
all those MM tourns she shouldnt have played them :mad:

its costing her big time now :( :( needed to be ready

3 weeks before Eastbourne now.

Delfii
May 23rd, 2010, 02:40 PM
Oh this sucks, I woke up at 8 am on a SUNDAY to cheer Vika and watch her match on TV. I waited 5 months (last time on QF of AO) and and well this is to dissapointing. Nothing good. :o:mad:. Im so :sad: I hope just a good tournament for Nole and big lose from Federer.

Derek.
May 23rd, 2010, 05:15 PM
:o

hurricanejeanne
May 23rd, 2010, 06:04 PM
If their recent doubles record is anything to go by (1-5 i think in last 6 matches) Vika could be out of Paris before the middle of next week :help: She should sign up for mixed if the deadline hasn't passed and shes feeling ok.

I'm not even sure she should bother with either doubles or mixed right now. I'm not entirely convinced she's completely healthy.

I want her to be ready for Eastbourne and Wimbledon.

allrounder
May 23rd, 2010, 06:21 PM
I'd be surprised if her and Vera made it past R1 anyway :sad: I'm not convinced she's ok physically either, her performance today was just so unlike her. Her intensity didn't seem there either like it normally is, so she probably wasn't expecting much from herself for whatever reason. It even looked like she was about to cry at one stage at a changeover :bigcry:

She should have 3 weeks rest anyway before Eastbourne but she needs to spend a lot of time training to get back into her rhythm because she had none today at all :help:

Vikapower
May 23rd, 2010, 06:24 PM
I'm really disgusted Sori 6-3 6-1, Vika 6-0 6-1, Maria ? :bigcry: The tounrament hasn't even yet started that its already over ? :mad: I hope Vika puts all the frustration of that 1rst round loss into some very very very very hard work for the grass. :sobbing: :help:

macginity
May 23rd, 2010, 06:36 PM
Vika, my dear, it's sad to say that, but I'm starting to give up on you.
Please, you need to hire a psychologist to work your mental part. Cry while serving shows how bad and unstable you are. Not to mention the screams, speeches in russian and the flying racquets.

hurricanejeanne
May 23rd, 2010, 06:38 PM
I'd be surprised if her and Vera made it past R1 anyway :sad: I'm not convinced she's ok physically either, her performance today was just so unlike her. Her intensity didn't seem there either like it normally is, so she probably wasn't expecting much from herself for whatever reason. It even looked like she was about to cry at one stage at a changeover :bigcry:

She should have 3 weeks rest anyway before Eastbourne but she needs to spend a lot of time training to get back into her rhythm because she had none today at all :help:

There was quite a few times she seemed to be choking back tears today. She just seemed so frustrated and tired. Not physically tired but mentally tired, tired of being injured and tired of playing way below her level.

She needs to get back in the routine of playing and winning but only if she's physcially ready, if her legs are still bothering her then she needs to relax for a bit. It was so hard to tell if what we saw today was pure rust and out of rhythm from playing so little these last few months or if it was the injury still being a problem or a combination of the two.

I just know that the Vika that played today wasn't the Vika we know and I don't want to see that Vika again. The only thing I'm happy about it that the evil clay season is over for her and we can move on to surfaces that are better for her game.

allrounder
May 23rd, 2010, 07:55 PM
Vika, my dear, it's sad to say that, but I'm starting to give up on you.
Please, you need to hire a psychologist to work your mental part. Cry while serving shows how bad and unstable you are. Not to mention the screams, speeches in russian and the flying racquets.

Well she's had a pretty tough time of it in the last couple of months with injuries and having to play through them so it's not really surprising if she's mentally tired :sad: the stuff about screams is hardly something new though and if anything she's controlled them better this season :confused: As a fan you should support her both through the good and tough times ;) I'm confident she'l turn it around when she's closer to feeling 100%

Re: this press conference business - She should have gone but I don't blame her if she doesn't want to talk to journalists including ones like Matt Cronin with all the bitchy remarks he's made about her lately and now saying he hopes she's fined her first round money :rolleyes: We haven't even heard Vika's side of the story yet.

hurricanejeanne
May 23rd, 2010, 08:50 PM
PressConferenceGate is everyone (in GM) making a mountain out of a molehill. It's not the end of the world if Vika doesn't give a statement. She's obviously pretty upset right now and needs to be left alone. And honestly, I can't blame her for passing on it considering the circumstances.

macginity
May 23rd, 2010, 09:24 PM
Well she's had a pretty tough time of it in the last couple of months with injuries and having to play through them so it's not really surprising if she's mentally tired :sad: the stuff about screams is hardly something new though and if anything she's controlled them better this season :confused: As a fan you should support her both through the good and tough times ;) I'm confident she'l turn it around when she's closer to feeling 100%

Re: this press conference business - She should have gone but I don't blame her if she doesn't want to talk to journalists including ones like Matt Cronin with all the bitchy remarks he's made about her lately and now saying he hopes she's fined her first round money :rolleyes: We haven't even heard Vika's side of the story yet.

I know that she's facing this injures problems since Marbella and this may disrupt her psychological. And that's why I think that she should work more on this mind thing. It's not the first time that we see her "broken" in a match. I won't lie saying that I don't laugh when she starts to scream and everything else, but like a lot of people here, I also get nervous cause that's when she loses control of the game. I dont know if she has some kind of psychological work besides Sam. If she doesn't I think it would help her see someone.

It's not like I have stopped supporting her, may I expressed it badly. What I mean was that lately I have no hope of seeing her winning. Every tournamente I already wait her to leave in a early round, I don't expect her to win. It was in that sense that I said I'm giving up on her. Like anyone here I just want this nightmare to end.

bluestorm10
May 23rd, 2010, 11:08 PM
Re: this press conference business - She should have gone but I don't blame her if she doesn't want to talk to journalists including ones like Matt Cronin with all the bitchy remarks he's made about her lately and now saying he hopes she's fined her first round money :rolleyes: We haven't even heard Vika's side of the story yet.

First things first, I absolutely despise Matt Cronin. I've followed his twitter feed for a few months and the things he says about Vika are unfair and uncalled for. He's questioned her injuries, mental strength and has also called her boring on occasions. :lol: I'm not too sensitive to criticism of players I like and I can mostly agree on what people criticize but it's in the way they say it and Cronin seems to take pleasure in giving criticism to Vika in an unfounded manner. I just sort of ignore him now for my own sanity. :mad: I don't usually like calling out journalists, but seriously, Cronin, game on. Okay, sorry, rant over.

I liked reading all your comments since I didn't see the match. I knew Dulko would be a challenge and with Vika's lack of match play that it would be extremely tricky however the scoreline is worrisome and, to be honest, depressing. I'd like to watch the match to really see how she played.

I don't know the press conference business you guys are referring to so I'm going to need to read up on that but I think the result is worrisome enough without any additional drama. :lol:

Can't wait to go to GM. :help:

hellas719
May 24th, 2010, 02:43 AM
Why did she even play? :o
I killed myself to wake up to see her win 3 games against Dulko :spit:

And now Dulko thinks she's so good :rolls:. TTC interviewed her and she said that she always moonballs plays better on the big stage. She didn't even do anything :shrug:. I could've beaten Vika today with moonballs :lol:

And Justin Gimelstob said on TV "I hope Azarenka doesn't become the next Vaidisova" :scared:

hellas719
May 24th, 2010, 02:46 AM
I think she should skip the doubles :shrug:
No one said it, but they play Czink/Parra Santonja in R1 ;)

macginity
May 24th, 2010, 03:49 AM
I think she should skip the doubles :shrug:

Well, do you really expect that vika/vera will go far? I just don't like them making doubles.

Btw, does anyone knows why vika/sveta ended? It was fun to see them together.

numenor
May 24th, 2010, 04:42 AM
Yes, and with all respect to Vera (who can be a really great player if she want, no doubt about it), i dont think she is the best partner to Vika. I think Vika needs a partner with a positive attitude and mental strength, not one who has always been struggling just like her with that side of her game.

hurricanejeanne
May 24th, 2010, 02:40 PM
Why did she even play? :o
I killed myself to wake up to see her win 3 games against Dulko :spit:

And now Dulko thinks she's so good :rolls:. TTC interviewed her and she said that she always moonballs plays better on the big stage. She didn't even do anything :shrug:. I could've beaten Vika today with moonballs :lol:

And Justin Gimelstob said on TV "I hope Azarenka doesn't become the next Vaidisova" :scared:

Justin needs to shut his trap. And the Vaidisova comparison is my biggest fear. :scared::scared::scared:

JadeFox
May 24th, 2010, 02:59 PM
And Justin Gimelstob said on TV "I hope Azarenka doesn't become the next Vaidisova" :scared:

Justin needs to shut his trap. And the Vaidisova comparison is my biggest fear. :scared::scared::scared:

How can Vika be like Vaidisova? Vaidisova got way more hype than Vika and Vika didn't truly breakthrough until last year at 19. Nicole was a child prodigy while Vika quietly rose through the rankings. There's no similarities between them at all.

saul1333
May 24th, 2010, 03:02 PM
Also during the match Lindsay was saying the situation reminded her of Nicole.

VIKA?
May 24th, 2010, 03:04 PM
all those comparisons are not good:sobbing:

VIKA?
May 24th, 2010, 03:29 PM
Playing doubles tommorrow, good luck:tears:

http://i47.tinypic.com/2cs6qeo.png

saul1333
May 24th, 2010, 03:30 PM
OMG it just hit me..she is out of singles :bigcry:

Good luck girls :)

VIKA?
May 24th, 2010, 03:32 PM
OMG it just hit me..she is out of singles :bigcry:

Good luck girls :)

:hysteric:

Break My Rapture
May 24th, 2010, 04:30 PM
Good luck Vikera. :hearts:

allrounder
May 24th, 2010, 06:07 PM
The Vaidisova comparisons are quite frankly ridiculous :lol: Half of Vika's losses since Miami have been retirements and the matches she has completed it's been pretty obvious she hasn't been anywhere near 100% fit - it amazes me these so called 'experts' can't see that and count these losses just the same as any normal loss. Nicole was slumping for what, 18 months before she retired? Vika's been 'slumping' for a month if you include retirements :rolleyes: I think alot of these people are saying she's slumping in hope more than anything.

And as for the haters saying Vika needs to grow up - oh the irony :haha:

Break My Rapture
May 24th, 2010, 06:11 PM
You're right Craig. They don't even know what they're talking about. :rolleyes:

Oh and I'd like to see Vika playing mixed doubles again, it's been a while. :)

hurricanejeanne
May 24th, 2010, 09:57 PM
I feel that the Vaidisova comparisons are that everyone is super panicky about a young player having that good break out year and then completely collapsing. Over the last few years we've seen this a lot with Vaidisova, Ivanovic, Chakvetadze. I feel that the tennis community is scared that Vika will follow suit. I do feel that Vika has one thing on her side and that she didn't really just explode on the tour, she slowly rose up the rankings as she grew older and improved. And for all the times she's been called immature she truly is much, much more mature than other players at her age.
Vika has been injured, pretty badly, and she's been trying to play on those injuries. I don't feel that she's slumping I just feel that she's being stubborn playing when she shouldn't be. She lost to MJMS in Indian Wells, who's a becoming a pretty good player and she lost to Saint Kim in Miami. Those really aren't bad loses. Everything else since those she's either retired or been injured.

I hope that Vika takes the time off to completely recover and works her way back into form this summer once she's healthy again, but I have to admit that these last couple of months on the clay have made me very worrisome.

bluestorm10
May 24th, 2010, 10:17 PM
I agree that it's the perceived collapse the year after sort of "making it" that is fueling the comparisons by others of Vika to Vaidisova. I also agree that it's a bit too early to be making that prediction. Plus, a number of people keep saying that Vika's been bad all year, forgetting that time earlier in the year when they were praising her for some good results in Melbourne and Dubai. It's almost like short-term memory or selective memory, take your pick.

That said, I'm also starting to get a little concerned with what I've heard from people saying Vika looks mentally tired now instead of simply just injured. If the injuries have played on her mentally, then we may be heading for a long year, unfortunately. However, I'm still not ready to say that her problem's more mental than physical.

Also, I disagree somewhat with the idea that the comparisons to other slumping players are based on some concern and panic for Vika. Within this community, certainly, it's fueled by concern for her. But outside of it, I've seen a lot of people make the comparison in an almost gleeful, hopeful manner at times. And, truth be told, it seems as if they've been predicting or hoping for a downfall long before she started struggling this year. :(

hurricanejeanne
May 25th, 2010, 01:59 AM
I feel like commentators and journalists (the good ones) are fearful that the tour will lose another good youngster and that's why they're making the comparisons. The tour is looking for that next generation of champions and they thought that Ivanovic and Vaidisova would be them. Yes, Ana won a slam but she's been struggling ever since and Nicole is retired.
Yes, it's incredibly premature to be thinking about this happening to Vika especially considering she's been injured since the first red clay event of the season but I feel that the worry is valid. At least to the point that Vika should have never played injured to start with. And yes there are a lot of people, especially in GM, who want Vika to fall into oblivion. And I feel that is because, like all hated players, Vika is a threat. She's shown that she's a good player and that she's a dangerous player.
I hope that Vika can heal up and shake off the rust and get back to playing well this summer and I do think she will be able to this, though I'm still worried about her and her legs. I hope she didn't cause further damage to her injuries by playing with them.

VIKA?
May 25th, 2010, 12:31 PM
The mixed doubles draw is out and she's not on it so good decision:)

Temperenka
May 25th, 2010, 12:50 PM
She'd better not be like Nicole. :sobbing: I can't go through this twice. :(

VIKA?
May 25th, 2010, 01:12 PM
Vika and Vera def. Parra and Czink 61-63:)

at least she won a match:tears:

Igor_Biscan
May 25th, 2010, 01:13 PM
Well done ladies! Who do they play next?

VIKA?
May 25th, 2010, 01:15 PM
Medina and Huber or Koryttseva and Kustova.

btw, Koryttseva and Kustova just won the first set against Medina and Huber:eek:

hurricanejeanne
May 25th, 2010, 02:22 PM
Vika and Vera def. Parra and Czink 61-63:)

at least she won a match:tears:

Yay! :bounce: Good luck in the next round girls! :hug:

VIKA?
May 25th, 2010, 04:09 PM
Against Huber and Medina in the next round:scared:

Break My Rapture
May 25th, 2010, 04:29 PM
:woohoo: Well done gurls!

Good luck against Huber and AMG. :hearts: I'm sure they have a chance. :)

Delfii
May 25th, 2010, 08:22 PM
:bounce::bounce: Good Luck for Vika & Vera:bounce::bounce:

hellas719
May 26th, 2010, 03:14 AM
Doubles :cheer:

bluestorm10
May 27th, 2010, 08:49 PM
Vika/Vera 2nd on Court 4 tomorrow. :)

Break My Rapture
May 27th, 2010, 08:53 PM
Good luck Vikera. :hearts:

hellas719
May 28th, 2010, 04:26 AM
GL Vika/Vera! :bounce: