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netimka
Jan 7th, 2010, 10:03 AM
so Ula will be first to play this year... her quali draw...

(6)Tathiana Garbin v Karolina Sprem
Jill Craybas v Julia Goerges
Pauline Parmentier v Kristina Barrois
Julie Coin v (11)Urszula Radwanska

Good luck, let hope for a great year:bounce:

netimka
Jan 7th, 2010, 12:49 PM
Ula will be first tomorrow

COURT 5 Starting At: 10:00 AM
Julie COIN (FRA) vs Urszula RADWANSKA (POL)

Good luck...

dabossK
Jan 8th, 2010, 03:10 AM
She won an amazing comeback!

Aryman3
Jan 8th, 2010, 08:47 AM
U.R is now 4:0 against this French player, but it was close this time
With Parmentier Ula lost the only rivalry they had. Time to improve record
U-Rad was one of 3 best WTA players in last years qualis(altogether), so it's like obligation

Aryman3
Jan 9th, 2010, 02:34 AM
Aga will play Safina in the 2 round of Sydney.
First round with qualifier(not Ula, please)

adner
Jan 9th, 2010, 08:54 AM
Aga will play Safina in the 2 round of Sydney.
First round with qualifier(not Ula, please)
Let's better stick to first round. Actually I'd prefer Ula to Date-Krumm.

olivero
Jan 9th, 2010, 12:57 PM
drawing a qualifier (who played at least 3 matches already) in her first match after surgery could turn out really bad.
I don't have any expectations with Sydney. I just hope her hand is fine and that this will be a good warm up before AO.

As for Ula, Craybas is next :rocker2: good luck

Agata.
Jan 9th, 2010, 01:56 PM
Ula :yeah:


I don't have any expectations with Sydney. I just hope her hand is fine and that this will be a good warm up before AO.

Exactly. Sydney is Aga's first tournament this season, so really anything may happen.

Anyway, GL to both sisters :)

netimka
Jan 9th, 2010, 02:45 PM
Congrats Ula... hope you will qualify tomorrow... and then we will worry if needed;)

dabossK
Jan 10th, 2010, 04:52 AM
Poor Ula lost to Craybas :(((((

Agata.
Jan 10th, 2010, 05:32 PM
Aga drew Craybas in the 1st round (why am I not suprised- if Ula had won, there would be another match between the sisters)

Ula :hug:

rucolo
Jan 10th, 2010, 06:01 PM
Good luck in 2010, Aga!:hearts::bounce:

Finishing 2009 for the 2nd year in a row as #10 inside the Top 10 is a great achievement!:yeah::worship:
Poland must be proud of you!

Good luck in Sydney R1, Aga!;)


Aga drew Craybas in the 1st round (why am I not suprised- if Ula had won, there would be another match between the sisters)

Yes, so true. I`m also not surprised. So typical.:lol:

Ula :o:(
Losing to Craybas in straight sets...

olivero
Jan 10th, 2010, 07:52 PM
Court 5 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Jill Craybas vs. Agnieszka Radwanska

:bounce:

Cinek
Jan 11th, 2010, 05:55 AM
Aga 6-0 6-4 (from 0-3 in 2nd set :hearts:)

Iceland
Jan 11th, 2010, 08:23 AM
NEXT. Craybas was never going to threaten Aga, even after taking on practice against Ula.
Her stats on serve look convincing enough to be hopeful for a win over Safina :p Dawaj!

Frozenn
Jan 11th, 2010, 02:04 PM
Well done Aga, good start for the season :yeah:
Will Eurosport show Aga-Dinara match tonight?:scratch:

Agata.
Jan 11th, 2010, 02:35 PM
Aga :yeah: Convincing win


Well done Aga, good start for the season :yeah:
Will Eurosport show Aga-Dinara match tonight?:scratch:

I don't think so, the coverage on E2 starts at 13 o'clock (Sydney time) according to the TV schedule and Aga plays at 11 (1 AM in Poland unfortunately :/), but there is a chance of live stream on the Internet I guess.

Frozenn
Jan 11th, 2010, 03:01 PM
Aga :yeah: Convincing win




I don't think so, the coverage on E2 starts at 13 o'clock (Sydney time) according to the TV schedule and Aga plays at 11 (1 AM in Poland unfortunately :/), but there is a chance of live stream on the Internet I guess.

Thank you for your answer.;)
This match will start at 2 AM in Turkey.:weirdo: But if i can find a livestream, i'll try to stay awake.

Endru.
Jan 11th, 2010, 03:18 PM
there will be a livestram for sure!
try fromsport.com :)

AndreConrad
Jan 11th, 2010, 04:55 PM
Congrats on the first win Agnieszka :yeah:

Frozenn
Jan 11th, 2010, 05:21 PM
there will be a livestram for sure!
try fromsport.com :)

Thank you.:)

Caipirinha Guy
Jan 11th, 2010, 06:25 PM
Ula needs your votes :p
http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=397455&page=13

pattty
Jan 11th, 2010, 07:02 PM
Belive she can win this. I will wake up earlier 2morow to check out the result, lol ;d

Endru.
Jan 11th, 2010, 09:32 PM
wie ktoś gdzie można nabyć bilety na fed cup w bydgoszczy?

Caipirinha Guy
Jan 11th, 2010, 10:24 PM
wie ktoś gdzie można nabyć bilety na fed cup w bydgoszczy?

http://www.pzt.pl/fedcup/?page_id=9

rucolo
Jan 11th, 2010, 11:00 PM
Good start of 2010 season for Aga!:bounce:

Nice bagel!

3 Aces, no DF.

Head To Head vs Craybas now 3-0.;)

Good luck vs Safina, Aga!
It will be tough.

Endru.
Jan 11th, 2010, 11:38 PM
http://www.pzt.pl/fedcup/?page_id=9

dzięki :)

andre123
Jan 12th, 2010, 12:26 AM
http://http://www.medibankinternational.com.au/aos-radio/
Sydney radio

Black Dog
Jan 12th, 2010, 02:35 AM
This has to be surely the worst game I've seen her play... And I'm not even mad about the 5-0 lead she blew, it's not an understatement saying that anyone could have earned that lead regardless of the existence (or lack thereof) of previous tennis experience. Aga wasn't there the whole match, even when she actually earned that lead... Nothing was working, she looked sloppy and, above all, absolutely uninterested. And considering Dinara's exhibition, this should be an accessible match for Aga... Oh well, let's hope there's nothing wrong with her and better luck in Melbourne!

By the way, didn't her parent say that she would be working out in the gym during the winter break? She looked even thinner to me (or maybe it could be the live streaming which wasn't that good :lol:)...

Matt.
Jan 12th, 2010, 03:49 AM
The live streaming was horizontally compressed; I don't think we should use it as an indicator of her supposed muscle gain.

Black Dog
Jan 12th, 2010, 04:04 AM
Yeah, you're right, that's probably the reason. Well, thinner or not, she is always capable of producing excellent displays when she actually puts a little bit of effort, and I didn't really see that today... But then again, don't know if all the surgery and recovery process are still taking their toll on her...

Aryman3
Jan 12th, 2010, 07:21 AM
Horrible returning was the main reason of her defeat.
She refused to take any risk with strong and low returnes(even with Dinara's second serve)
and the result was catastrophic

Iceland
Jan 12th, 2010, 09:23 AM
Worst match I've ever watched from Aga. :help: I wonder if she was physically ready to play that one. I don't know it had something to do with her wrist or the heat but she was horrible. Couldn't serve at all nor keep the ball in when all Safina wanted to do was choking.
See you in Melbourne!

Caipirinha Guy
Jan 12th, 2010, 09:27 AM
Actually in one interview she told that she maybe won't be fully prepared for Sydney but for AO she will. She told she's never had such a long break from tennis like she had in off-season to heal her injury so maybe she just still didn't have that rhytm. ;)

justine schnyder
Jan 12th, 2010, 10:57 AM
wow :help: awful choke or whatever that was

Agata.
Jan 12th, 2010, 12:28 PM
Aga :hug: She seemed not to know what to do/how to play when Safina started playing better, lost concentration after she led 5:0
Too passive play and too many UEs today
However I didn't expect any good results in this tournament, knowing that it's just a preparation for AO, to adjust her wrist to the play in the "real matches" :)

Off to Melbourne now I guess

andre123
Jan 12th, 2010, 06:31 PM
Last night it was 36C 97F in Melbourne at night thats extreme much better to save energy for AO than sweat it out now in Sydney.

rucolo
Jan 13th, 2010, 10:46 PM
Aga :sad::(:hug:

Losing 5-7 4-6 to Safina is not that bad.
Unfortunately Aga choked after leading 5-0 in set 1!:help:

Only saw 1st set and I agree with Agata:
Aga played too passive and made too many stupid UEs.
I guess it was just a bad day.

Cinek
Jan 13th, 2010, 11:05 PM
I guess it was just a bad day.

I hope so.

Sombrerero loco
Jan 14th, 2010, 05:58 PM
in the aus open, she will defeat safina =DD

olivero
Jan 15th, 2010, 01:17 AM
Ula plays Serena in 1st round of AO :help:

Aga's draw:
1r: Malek
2r: Oudin/Kudryavtseva
3r: Schiavone/Cornet
4r: Venus
QF: Wozniacki

tough one but it could've been worse...

fouc
Jan 15th, 2010, 01:50 AM
Ula plays Serena in 1st round of AO :help:

Aga's draw:
1r: Malek
2r: Oudin/Kudryavtseva
3r: Schiavone/Cornet
4r: Venus
QF: Wozniacki

tough one but it could've been worse...

with all those comeback divas, I would actually call it a great draw! Every player from R2 is tricky, surely. In-form Schiavone could be a wall for Aga. But still, it is a very decent place for Aga, even Venus in her current form can't be considered as a bad luck

dabossK
Jan 15th, 2010, 03:54 AM
Ula plays Serena in 1st round of AO :help:

Aga's draw:
1r: Malek
2r: Oudin/Kudryavtseva
3r: Schiavone/Cornet
4r: Venus
QF: Wozniacki

tough one but it could've been worse...

Hopfully Cornet will defeat Schiavone because Aga vs Schiavone=:banghead:

Malva
Jan 15th, 2010, 03:56 AM
Ula plays Serena in 1st round of AO :help:

Aga's draw:
1r: Malek
2r: Oudin/Kudryavtseva
3r: Schiavone/Cornet
4r: Venus
QF: Wozniacki

tough one but it could've been worse...

I consider this draw to be quite good.

Aryman3
Jan 15th, 2010, 04:27 AM
Aga - Tough from the second round
Ula - bad luck strikes again

olivero
Jan 15th, 2010, 09:37 AM
with all those comeback divas, I would actually call it a great draw! Every player from R2 is tricky, surely. In-form Schiavone could be a wall for Aga. But still, it is a very decent place for Aga, even Venus in her current form can't be considered as a bad luck

yeah I know, that's why I think her draw is rather OK, but she'll meet some tricky opponents from 2nd round
and I also hope Alize will beat Fran, this would help Agnieszka a lot!

anyway first match againt Malek, we should focus on that ;)

Agata.
Jan 15th, 2010, 02:16 PM
Ula's draw :tape: propably the worst 1rst round possible opponent. Still, hope dies last :p

As for Aga- Malek seems to be a good 1st round opponent (though shouldn't be underestimated), then, if she wins, it's ofc getting tougher. The draw doesn't seem too easy to me, but it still could be worse, knowing that eg. Henin (and propably) Wickmayer are unseeded.

justine schnyder
Jan 15th, 2010, 06:09 PM
Good luck girls ;)

netimka
Jan 15th, 2010, 06:18 PM
Ula's draw - maybe she can play doubles/mix to hang out a little bit longer :p

Aga's - i think its ok, lets take one match at time and hopefully she will play well and we all be happy:D

all the best:kiss:

Caipirinha Guy
Jan 15th, 2010, 09:38 PM
Does anybody have U.Radwanska vs S.Williams match from Wimbledon 2008?

adner
Jan 16th, 2010, 11:22 AM
“I’ve played her before at Wimbledon, so she’s a tough cookie … and she’s definitely no pushover,” Williams said of Radwanska. “She’s a younger sister, and younger sisters always want to play really hard and really tough. I know that for a fact.”

Monzanator
Jan 16th, 2010, 11:42 AM
Let's get real, folks. Aga and Ula will never out-hit the Williams sisters, worst possible draw for Ula and Aga is set to meet Venus in R4 :o

Sombrerero loco
Jan 16th, 2010, 02:09 PM
yeah, williams sisters are very good against aga...

andre123
Jan 16th, 2010, 06:56 PM
i do, Ula Syrenka wimby2008

Caipirinha Guy
Jan 16th, 2010, 07:21 PM
i do, Ula Syrenka wimby2008

Upload, please. :sobbing:

andre123
Jan 17th, 2010, 01:19 PM
file is big 850mbyte.wmv which site can swallow it?

Caipirinha Guy
Jan 17th, 2010, 02:20 PM
Try megaupload or rapidshare.
OR maybe you can post the link where you downloaded it from? ;)

andre123
Jan 18th, 2010, 09:33 AM
it is not playing any more sorry

ralfreinecke
Jan 18th, 2010, 11:24 AM
My tribute to Ula the great outsider against Serena

I have put today these photos of Ula online, so that people can, that an amazing plays against Serena

http://sports.webshots.com/album/576372539JIwNsh

rucolo
Jan 18th, 2010, 11:44 PM
Good luck in Aus Open, Aga!:D;)


Sorry, Ula. Of course I want Serena to win.:p


http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/articles/2010-01-16/201001161263620577187.html

The top seed will begin her Australian Open campaign on Tuesday against Poland’s Urszula Radwanska, who she defeated at Wimbledon in 2008. Williams described her as a “tough cookie”.

“She's a tough player, and she's definitely no push‑over. She's a younger sister (of 10th seed Agnieszka Radwanska), and younger sisters always want to play really hard and really tough. I know that for a fact,” she said.

“It's definitely not an easy first round.”

So sweet from Serena!:awww::hearts:
Younger sister vs younger sister!:lol:

justine schnyder
Jan 19th, 2010, 12:02 AM
Good luck girls!!! :fight:

dabossK
Jan 19th, 2010, 03:06 AM
Ula is getting her butt whooped by Serena :(

Black Dog
Jan 19th, 2010, 08:34 AM
Solid start from Aga, but (pretty much like in the US Open) not the best 1st round opponent to assess her current condition. Even though, excellent last service game in the 2nd set, I believe that she produced 2 or 3 good winners only in that game (out of a total of 10). Hope she manages to keep a good level in the next round.

As for Ula, well, she couldn't do much more regarding the opponent, so I guess it wasn't bad. Apart from this, I must say it really strikes me when I read some comments in GM about "how useless" she is (which happens for Aga as well)... These girls are still teenagers and not everyone has to blossom at 17 or 18 years old, which doesn't seem really hard to understand but apparently is. They have time to work and to progress... "Given time, I fix the roof", so says the master. :yeah:

olivero
Jan 19th, 2010, 09:58 AM
Kudryavsteva next for Agnieszka.

adner
Jan 19th, 2010, 11:17 AM
Kudryavsteva next for Agnieszka.

Alla might be a good 2nd round - not too hard, not too easy.

Aryman3
Jan 19th, 2010, 12:40 PM
Tomorrow Jans-Rosolska in action
We still await their first win this year

Sombrerero loco
Jan 19th, 2010, 12:47 PM
aga has a good chance to be in the third round easily =)

AndreConrad
Jan 19th, 2010, 01:05 PM
Congrats Agnieszka :yeah:
Urszula :hug:... a lot of work in front of you if you want to be a solid tennis competitor

Agata.
Jan 19th, 2010, 02:35 PM
Ula :sad: She seemed to be a little nervous, but still there's no doubt that she will need to really improve to get to the top 50. GL to her in achieving this :)

Aga :yeah: Couldn't see the match unfortunately, but judging by the stats it was a typical 1st round match against a visibly worse opponent. Good that she didn't waste too much energy on this match.

pattty
Jan 19th, 2010, 05:01 PM
From Serena's presser:

Q. You played her before at Wimbledon. Had her game come on much since then?

SERENA WILLIAMS: Yeah, she plays really well. I can see that on the grass because her balls don't bounce. So it's kind of weird to kind of get in that rhythm.

I think her game has definitely come on. I feel like she's more consistent. You know, it's a different score than Wimbledon, but still I think that she's more consistent and a little better ‑ a lot better.

rucolo
Jan 19th, 2010, 06:10 PM
R1: Aga def. T.Malek 6-1 6-0

Nice start, Aga!:D:angel:

Aga has to play aggressive tennis. Sometimes Aga let`s her opponents dictate too much. That`s when she`s in danger.
And this will IMO be really important in R3 match vs Schiavone!

Keep it up, Aga!;)


Serena was a tough R1 draw for Ula.
But at the last Grand Slam -US Open- Ula had an easy draw with Barrois in R1 ... and lost.
So Ula can`t complain. She must use her opportunity at Grand Slams when she gets a good draw.

From Serena's presser:

Q. You played her before at Wimbledon. Had her game come on much since then?

SERENA WILLIAMS: Yeah, she plays really well. I can see that on the grass because her balls don't bounce. So it's kind of weird to kind of get in that rhythm.

I think her game has definitely come on. I feel like she's more consistent. You know, it's a different score than Wimbledon, but still I think that she's more consistent and a little better ‑ a lot better.
Sweet words from Serena!:awww::hearts:

justine schnyder
Jan 21st, 2010, 01:25 AM
Aga won 6:0 6:2.
Well it was easy, but I have to admit this match was awful. Aga didn't do anything. It's hard to say whether she she sucked or she just felt she could hut the ball in the court and Alla would miss anyway.. This match was boring.
Please step it up next round Aga and get rid of this hat

olivero
Jan 21st, 2010, 01:27 AM
Aga was ok, but you can't really tell what her form is like.
Now I'm so happy she's playing doubles here. Maybe she'll get some practice there ;)

Agata.
Jan 21st, 2010, 01:29 AM
Good win :yeah:, although considering the number of UEs her opponent made, it wasn't very tough match for Agnieszka

spriwi
Jan 21st, 2010, 01:36 AM
This match was boring.
Please step it up next round Aga and get rid of this hat

I second that. All of it :)

Black Dog
Jan 21st, 2010, 01:51 AM
Oh come on, that "Davydenko-style" hat is ultra-cool! :lol::help:

As for the match, well, it was routine... But I really don't know if we should be happy because she isn't being forced to spend much time on the court or if we should be worried because she still didn't face a valuable opponent yet. I really hope she's able to take a step forward in her next match, regardless of the opponent. Good luck next round!

olivero
Jan 21st, 2010, 07:53 AM
Radwańska/Kirilenko def. Cirstea/Pavlyuchenkova 6-0 6-7 6-2
well done :)

Schiavone next in singles. Now I'm really scared. I hope Agnieszka will give everything she has against her.

justine schnyder
Jan 21st, 2010, 09:49 AM
Oh come on, that "Davydenko-style" hat is ultra-cool! :lol::help:

As for the match, well, it was routine... But I really don't know if we should be happy because she isn't being forced to spend much time on the court or if we should be worried because she still didn't face a valuable opponent yet. I really hope she's able to take a step forward in her next match, regardless of the opponent. Good luck next round!

Davydenko-style hat :lol: Never thought about it like that, but she looks much better with a visor than this hat :sobbing: and the AO logo on it :sobbing:

AndreConrad
Jan 21st, 2010, 01:02 PM
Happy with the outcome :yeah:; let's see what the future holds.

andre123
Jan 21st, 2010, 01:31 PM
hat keeps head cool viser gives shadow any hat is better in down under's sun

andre123
Jan 21st, 2010, 01:39 PM
All the best to all Agnieszka's and grandma's :yippee::aparty: In Poland we celebrate name's day too.

rucolo
Jan 21st, 2010, 10:56 PM
R2: Aga def. Kudryavtseva 6-0 6-2

Well done, Aga!:D:cheer:

3 Aces, 1 DF.

Now the draw gets tougher. Schiavone next.
Head To Head: Schiavone leads 3-0
But 2 matches were in 2006 and the last one at Olympics in 2008.
2006 was long ago and the 2008 match was close.

Like I said before what IMO will be really important in R3 match vs Schiavone is:
Aga has to play aggressive tennis!
Sometimes Aga let`s her opponents dictate too much. That`s when she`s in danger.

I`ll definitely watch this match.

Good luck in R3, Aga!:D;)

Aryman3
Jan 22nd, 2010, 08:15 AM
Aga - Schiavone 2.30 court no.2

Cinek
Jan 22nd, 2010, 03:50 PM
Come on Aga!

Black Dog
Jan 23rd, 2010, 04:29 AM
Well, Schiavone was asking too many questions today and Aga seemed a bit lazy, too... :lol: But all in all, this was an acceptable AO for Aga, doing better than what she did last year (which wasn't particularly hard, though :lol:) and knowing that she's coming from surgery. Still, there's a lot to work on.

I found it funny that the eurosport commentators were saying that Radwanska made some good approach shots, but her volleys and her positioning at the net were pedestrian... Based on the games I've seen her play before, I would actually say the opposite. It seems to me that she usually struggles much more to find a good approach shot than when she's finishing the point at the net, but today she wasn't really doing much things well (and credit to Schiavone for that, too). Well, what will be her "next stop"?

adner
Jan 23rd, 2010, 04:40 AM
She's playing Fed Cup now.

Well, Aga's ability to counter nasty topspinners has always been close to zero. She's been very unlucky to draw Safina and Schiavone this year.

saul1333
Jan 23rd, 2010, 07:42 AM
Good bounce back in doubles, they beat Baltacha/Dekmeijere 6-0, 6-2 :)

Agata.
Jan 24th, 2010, 08:08 PM
Agnieszka :sad:
What a bad AO (women's part) for my faves :/ all out in the first 3 rounds

dabossK
Jan 25th, 2010, 06:10 AM
Aga/kiri upset sanchez/vives 6-1 6-2! aga was the best player on court the commerattor even said! Next they play peers and robson

adner
Jan 25th, 2010, 06:19 AM
Ula's out of Fed Cup, spine injury - out for at least 5 weeks.

Caipirinha Guy
Jan 25th, 2010, 01:32 PM
:hysteric: Poor Ula, get well soon :hug:

More details:

Urszula had a back pain since a few days. On Friday she had an X-ray. Pain was stronger and stronger. X-ray showed a little scratch on one of vertebra. Something's doing bad in her spine, I don't want to tell medical details because it's not my field.

WTA official doctors told that if there happened to the fracture, the break would have take 5 months at least. A scratch is still not the end of the world but it means minimum 5 weeks of rest. It means not only the break from tennis but also from any bigger effort. Ula cannot move too much - just stationary bicycle. I don't trust WTA doctors that much as there used to make too dramatic diagnosis once. Last year they discovered a cyst in Ula's wrist, they wanted a surgery but Ula was cured with irradiations. Now surgery is not a case. It's better to do nothing with a spine - time is the best treatment.

Injury means Ula will pull out from Fed Cup, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur and Indian Wells (she had to defend many points there). Theoretically she's to come back in Miami but it's still unsure - You cannot just come back without hard training before. Too bad about Indian Wells as it's a mandatory tournament and Ula will get 0 points but the health is the most important here. On this X-ray we could see that this bone arches. She has a scratch there and fracture is possible there.

Everybody stressed that Ula have had problems with spine since ages, at least for two years - firstly she grew up very quickly, secondly she's a professional tennis player. In tennis hard is the most common surface. I'm sure there were a few factors but I think playing on hardcourts was the main reason. In November we had check-up and classic kyphosis in lumbar part of spine was discovered. Doctors even asked if she was injured before but nothing from that had happened. But they told us Ula could have played tennis. Now she cannot. Young girl, 19 years old and already problems with spine.

Agata.
Jan 25th, 2010, 02:40 PM
Ula :sad: :hug:

Frozenn
Jan 25th, 2010, 08:33 PM
Ula :sad: Get well soon.

fouc
Jan 26th, 2010, 12:47 PM
aga&maria will play their QF as a last match on Rod Laver :hearts: There will be a stream surely, and maybe some chances for ES coverage!

Aryman3
Jan 27th, 2010, 09:44 AM
Twitter
Caroline Wozniacki on Twitter: "Yesterday I went shopping a bit with the Radwanska girls. Bought a pair of nice flip flops. Then we went to see the movie Nine. Not great."

olivero
Jan 27th, 2010, 11:28 AM
Doubles match has been moved to MCA, does anyone have a stream for it?

Edinboro
Jan 27th, 2010, 11:46 AM
Stream?

gumoll
Jan 27th, 2010, 12:38 PM
Aga and Makiri won 6-4 6-1 :D

AndreConrad
Jan 27th, 2010, 01:39 PM
Congrats for the win :yeah:... I am still belaboring the singles loss... I guess one gets stuck sometimes with the progress and I need to learn how to accept it at times for myself and my favorites. Hopefully Agnieszka is going to have a break through soon :)

Cinek
Jan 27th, 2010, 02:31 PM
Now Black/Huber[1] :help:
COME ON!!! :bounce:

Black Dog
Jan 27th, 2010, 11:32 PM
Regardless their next match (and the corresponding outcome), it's indeed a very successful run on doubles! Congrats to both girls!

As for Ula, hope she doesn't try to rush things... She needs to rest and hopefully she'll be back on track, there's a promising career ahead!

saul1333
Jan 28th, 2010, 06:44 AM
They lost to Black/Huber 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 :hysteric:

What a great tournament making the SF :D

Black Dog
Jan 28th, 2010, 06:49 AM
They lost to Black/Huber 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 :hysteric:

What a great tournament making the SF :D

Great match, for sure... I wish there was a livestream... Too bad they couldn't hold serve to save their lives in that last set, otherwise they could have made something big. Still, they made a terrific AO! I believe this partnership has a good future ahead! :D

dabossK
Jan 28th, 2010, 06:57 AM
Ugh why couldn't they hold serve when they broke for 2-4!!! That wouldve turned the whole match around!!!! Ohhh well great run for them they should move up hella in ranking points

Krzysiu.
Jan 28th, 2010, 07:18 AM
Brawo Kirisia.

Cinek
Jan 28th, 2010, 03:06 PM
Good tournament in doubles :worship:
I hope, Aga will play with MaKiri often in big tournaments (grand slams, dubai, indian wells, miami, rome, madrit, cincy, montreal, tokyo, beijing, moscow).
Maybe Radlenko qualy to Doha :bounce:? 4xQF in grand slams and few SF or F in big tournament = maybe ;p

Sombrerero loco
Jan 28th, 2010, 03:19 PM
we want more radlenko please!!!=)

spriwi
Jan 28th, 2010, 10:52 PM
Good tournament in doubles :worship:
I hope, Aga will play with MaKiri often in big tournaments (grand slams, dubai, indian wells, miami, rome, madrit, cincy, montreal, tokyo, beijing, moscow).
Maybe Radlenko qualy to Doha :bounce:? 4xQF in grand slams and few SF or F in big tournament = maybe ;p

i don't think such a physically weak player as aga needs to play too much doubles, especially during gs...

though i am very happy for the semi :)

pattty
Feb 1st, 2010, 02:00 PM
Radwanska ready for Belgian visit
Agnieszka Radwanska has firmly established herself at the top of the women’s game having finished No. 10 in the world rankings for the last two years.

Radwanska has also stamped her authority on Fed Cup by BNP Paribas. In 2009, she inspired Poland to climb out of the Europe/Africa Zone for the first time in 15 years.

The Polish team defeated Bosnia & Herzegovina, Sweden, Romania and Great Britain to advance to the play-offs, where a narrow 3-2 victory was recorded over Japan.

“First of all, I’m very happy that we won all those matches last year and we have finally a chance to go to the World Group,” said Radwanska.

Poland will host Belgium in the World Group II first round, taking place in Bydgoszcz on 6-7 February. Although Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin will both be absent, Belgium still has a strong line-up, spearheaded by Yanina Wickmayer, a semifinalist at the US Open in 2009.

“It’s a pretty strong team,” said Radwanska, looking ahead to the tie against Belgium. “For sure, it’s going to be good matches and just a good show in Poland. I’m just going to enjoy it.”

Poland and Belgium have never previously met in Fed Cup play. Poland’s best performance came in 1992 when it reached the quarterfinals. Belgium, meanwhile, is a former champion, winning the title in 2001 with Clijsters and Henin in the side.

“This is the first time we play against Belgium and they have top players,” said Radwanska. “I think for Poland its good to have those sorts of matches in our country and show some good tennis. I just can’t wait.”

rucolo
Feb 1st, 2010, 05:39 PM
Aga :sad:

Disappointing loss to Schiavone.
Serve was a big difference: Schiavone`s serve was a weapon, Aga`s serve was weak.:(
Aga simply lacked power in her groundstrokes.:help:

Aga couldn`t overpower Schiavone.
A reason why Aga has so much problems vs Williams sisters is because they easily overpower her.


About doubles with Kirilenko:

SF is a strong result. Very impressive!:D:yeah:

Sombrerero loco
Feb 10th, 2010, 08:41 PM
aga playing in dubai, a premier WTA with no points to defend :)

Sombrerero loco
Feb 10th, 2010, 08:42 PM
Aga :sad:

Disappointing loss to Schiavone.
Serve was a big difference: Schiavone`s serve was a weapon, Aga`s serve was weak.:(
Aga simply lacked power in her groundstrokes.:help:

Aga couldn`t overpower Schiavone.
A reason why Aga has so much problems vs Williams sisters is because they easily overpower her.


About doubles with Kirilenko:

SF is a strong result. Very impressive!:D:yeah:

ummm I dont agree with you
many players overpower aga and they dont defeat aga...its beacause of a different reason...

rucolo
Feb 14th, 2010, 04:56 PM
With what I said do you not agree with?

I said:
"Serve was a big difference: Schiavone`s serve was a weapon, Aga`s serve was weak."
Still agree 100%.
"Aga simply lacked power in her groundstrokes."
Still agree 100%.
"Aga couldn`t overpower Schiavone."
Still agree 100%.
"A reason why Aga has so much problems vs Williams sisters is because they easily overpower her."
Still agree 100%.

ummm I dont agree with you
many players overpower aga and they dont defeat aga...its beacause of a different reason...

And so what?! I never said this.:p
I only talked about match vs Schiavone. A very good way to defeat Schiavone is to overpower her or to have the same power as her, especially when Schiavone is playing at her best level.
Aga played absolutely powerless.
And how many players are there who are as powerful AND quality-players like Williams sisters?! Not many.:p
And about the players overpowering Aga and not beating her: Have you ever heard of the word "Unforced Errors"?

BTW I saw the whole match Aga vs Schiavone from the 1st until the last point.

Caipirinha Guy
Feb 14th, 2010, 05:01 PM
top spin is a reason and pushing it all back - not overpowering ;)

rucolo
Feb 14th, 2010, 05:10 PM
top spin is a reason and pushing it all back - not overpowering ;)

Disagree. It`s a combination of both top spin AND overpowering.:p

Schiavone hit harder than Aga = overpowering Aga.

Schiavone`s serve was much more POWERFUL than Aga`s.;)

Malva
Feb 15th, 2010, 05:41 AM
Schiavone hit harder than Aga = overpowering Aga.

Nothing of the sort.

'Hitting harder' and 'overpowering' – are two totally different things. Totally different.

Most of the Top 100 players hit harder, even substantially harder than Agnieszka. Yet very very few 'overpower' her, and that happens generally only when they play really consistently and aggressively.

The problem with Schiavone is entirely different. I wrote about it some time ago. Agnieszka knows that against Schiavone she needs to design tactics different from the one that works against hard-hitters. Since she plays her so rarely, she was lazy to do that, however. And that is understandable too.

Sombrerero loco
Feb 15th, 2010, 03:24 PM
Nothing of the sort.

'Hitting harder' and 'overpowering' – are two totally different things. Totally different.

Most of the Top 100 players hit harder, even substantially harder than Agnieszka. Yet very very few 'overpower' her, and that happens generally only when they play really consistently and aggressively.

The problem with Schiavone is entirely different. I wrote about it some time ago. Agnieszka knows that against Schiavone she needs to design tactics different from the one that works against hard-hitters. Since she plays her so rarely, she was lazy to do that, however. And that is understandable too.

I agree

rucolo
Feb 15th, 2010, 03:58 PM
To me still
hit harder than somebody = overpower somebody.;)

And I won`t change this opinion, so it doesn`t make sense to discuss this anymore.

BTW "overpower somebody" doesn`t mean they will defeat their opponent.:p

Malva
Feb 16th, 2010, 08:23 AM
To me still
hit harder than somebody = overpower somebody.;)

And I won`t change this opinion, so it doesn`t make sense to discuss this anymore.


Dear Rucolo, `overpower' is not a word made up by somebody in the tennisforum but a well attested word in English with at least 400 years of recorded history. It means: 'to subdue by superior power'. That is not a matter of opinion. Are you saying you intend to invent your own language?

rucolo
Feb 16th, 2010, 06:10 PM
Dear Rucolo, `overpower' is not a word made up by somebody in the tennisforum but a well attested word in English with at least 400 years of recorded history. It means: 'to subdue by superior power'. That is not a matter of opinion. Are you saying you intend to invent your own language?

Oh, it was a misunderstanding.;)

Just looked the word "overpower" up in the dictionary and -I`m very surprised-
"overpower somebody" means "defeat somebody".

Never thought it would have this meaning. Look up many words in dictionary but never had a single doubt about the real meaning of "overpower". Because it was pretty obvious to me.

In German there is the similar word "überpowern" (über = over) and this word does NOT exactly mean "defeat somebody". It means to be powerful and use the power. But it does NOT mean that this person also defeats somebody.

Another example:
"sensible" and the German word "sensibel"
These similar words are absolutely misleading.
Because the German word "sensibel" means "sensitive".

Anyway English is not my 1st language.

To me the word "overpower" is pretty stupid. The meaning is confusing, it has not much to do with being powerful. Being more powerful than your opponent doesn`t mean you win:
Example: Dubai R2: Jankovic def. Rezai 4-6 6-4 7-5
Rezai was much more powerful ... and lost.