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hellas719
Feb 8th, 2010, 02:53 AM
Paris Indoors R1 vs. Oudin ;)

Hugh.
Feb 8th, 2010, 04:13 PM
2nd match tomorrow, about 13:30.

Oudin is in some decent form :unsure:

Stevecw
Feb 8th, 2010, 06:59 PM
Gonna be tough :eek: Hope she can find some form.

TheBoiledEgg
Feb 8th, 2010, 07:55 PM
c'mon Sori ;) :) pls find some good form :kiss: :cheer:

Langers
Feb 9th, 2010, 01:45 AM
Oudin's form isn't any better so expecting Sorana to get a win here.

Then I think about how bad Sorana's form is, poor movement, no variation, not sure what to expect.

thadeuss
Feb 9th, 2010, 10:52 AM
Sorana's match will be televised by Eurosport France ;)

Hopefully she can win this match :)

Langers
Feb 9th, 2010, 12:41 PM
Well she lost, 6-3, 6-0. Was up *3-2 so lost the remaining 10 games.

I don't think she ever gave up, but her confidence is just completely shot. She's got nothing at the moment.

Movement is terrible and she lacks any quickness/explosiveness. Coupled that with her bad shot selection and little to no variation, she's going to lose a lot more than she wins. She doesn't use any slice so if she's out of position she'll just try a ridiculous winner.

7 winners, 23 unforced errors. Pathetic performance. She looks miserable and assuming she falls out of the French Open early, her ranking will look awful.

Meelis
Feb 9th, 2010, 12:41 PM
3-6 0-6, losing last ten games :rolleyes:

Was painful to watch.

Martian Jeza
Feb 9th, 2010, 01:13 PM
She should leave the Mouratoglou team asap ! That coach/team hasn't a good reputation at all and if you want some confidence back, it's in the head and it seems that guy/team only is a brainless tennis guru !

HowardH
Feb 9th, 2010, 04:11 PM
Sori :sad: :hug:.

hellas719
Feb 9th, 2010, 08:46 PM
:sad:
Don't blame Mouratoglou! Maybe later you can, but blame Sori now! She said in her blog that she took the day off yesterday :rolleyes:

Hugh.
Feb 9th, 2010, 10:25 PM
Since she has joined this academy she has been playing terribly...nothing like the player she was at times last year. She needs to add variation to her game and I can't see that happening with this academy. Time will tell, but she really needs to pick up some form and prove herself as the talented player we know she is, whether that is with or without the help of Mouratoglou academy.

Temperenka
Feb 10th, 2010, 12:34 AM
... omg :o :sobbing:

TheBoiledEgg
Feb 10th, 2010, 03:52 AM
that was painful to watch :sobbing:

pls get your head right Sori :hug:

Stevecw
Feb 10th, 2010, 05:50 PM
Happy i didn't get to see that. 10 games in a row lost :eek:
Sori may sort it out soon...her game is a mess right now :(

Langers
Feb 11th, 2010, 02:20 AM
I'm worried about the Slams.

QF, 3rd, 3rd points to defend. I know she didn't achieve a lot elsewhere which is a positive but she stands to lose a lot of ground from the Slams if she doesn't get herself together.

Stevecw
Feb 11th, 2010, 07:08 PM
I'm worried reading her diaries from Paris. She is happy with the Oudin display?? Really, how could she honestly be?? :confused: She talks way too much about food, rather than training...lol ok it prob makes for a more fun diary, but still i dunno!!!!
She wants to hit harder too? Her game is much much more than about just ballbashing. Not sure if this new training regime is helping at all.

Worrying times as a Sorana fan.

hellas719
Feb 13th, 2010, 12:09 PM
She drew Schiavone in Dubai :scared:

hellas719
Feb 13th, 2010, 12:56 PM
Doubles with Pavlyuchenkova ;)
R1 vs. Molik/Sfar :bounce:

hellas719
Feb 13th, 2010, 03:06 PM
First match on CC tomorrow, 12:00 start :bounce:

Michael.
Feb 13th, 2010, 06:07 PM
Good Luck Sori :yippee:

VIKA?
Feb 13th, 2010, 08:20 PM
Go go Sori!:D

the_tk
Feb 14th, 2010, 06:50 AM
She drew Schiavone in Dubai :scared:

Oh God
I have a bad feeling...

rabbits
Feb 14th, 2010, 09:35 AM
unfortunately you were right

Michael.
Feb 14th, 2010, 09:38 AM
:bigcry:

VIKA?
Feb 14th, 2010, 11:01 AM
Oh god:o:o

hellas719
Feb 14th, 2010, 12:17 PM
26 57 :tears:

Sasja
Feb 14th, 2010, 06:41 PM
Sori :sobbing:

Morisicki
Feb 14th, 2010, 06:51 PM
She needs to be smarter in picking her tournaments. Why fly all the way out here to lose in the first round when she can just go to Columbia in play in an extremely weak field

Stevecw
Feb 14th, 2010, 09:58 PM
Result was what I expected :(

She is way off form :sobbing: I agree with ^ that she should start playing smaller tourneys just to get winning feeling and confidence back.

hellas719
Feb 15th, 2010, 03:10 AM
Well, she is playing in Monterrey :shrug:

the_tk
Feb 15th, 2010, 06:28 AM
Absolutely wrong choice of tournaments!
I don’t understand why she chose to go to Dubai :shrug:
after all, her main problem is her confidence. she must start win some matches
and right now it doesn't matter where she gets it
I haven't seen the match yesterday but it seems that she improved in the second set. had a set point... It's a bit comforting.. :rolleyes:

Regarding to her new coach and the Mouratoglou academy,
I think we should give it time.. too early to judge i guess..

hellas719
Feb 15th, 2010, 05:10 PM
^I agree with you on that last part ;)
Sorana wasn't doing well before she went to Mouratoglou, and she seems happy there :shrug:

hellas719
Feb 17th, 2010, 02:57 AM
2/6 4/6 in doubles :(

Michael.
Feb 17th, 2010, 02:58 AM
:o :o

Langers
Feb 17th, 2010, 07:30 AM
Terrible, just terrible.

Another one of her rotten patches.

hellas719
Feb 22nd, 2010, 01:07 AM
Acapulco:
R1: (4) Sorana Cirstea ROU vs. Sharon Fichman CAN :bounce:

hellas719
Feb 22nd, 2010, 01:41 AM
Doubles with Cornet (WC :))
R1 vs. (WC) Hermoso MEX/Munoz Gallegos MEX ;)
Can't lose! :lol:

Jekyll
Feb 22nd, 2010, 11:59 AM
Doubles with Cornet (WC :))
R1 vs. (WC) Hermoso MEX/Munoz Gallegos MEX ;)
Can't lose! :lol:

I figure out even I could beat these girls :haha:

She is playing at 15:00 pm (Acapulco time). Guess it's 10:00 pm Europe time. Good luck this time :rolleyes:

VIKA?
Feb 22nd, 2010, 12:45 PM
I hope she wins a match here:D go Sorii:bounce:

TheBoiledEgg
Feb 22nd, 2010, 07:27 PM
Sori needs a win and soon
pls tonight :hug:

this is like 2009 and worse

Amartolomeu
Feb 22nd, 2010, 08:20 PM
any stream?

the_tk
Feb 22nd, 2010, 08:26 PM
0-3.....

Amartolomeu
Feb 22nd, 2010, 08:35 PM
where can i watch the game?

TheBoiledEgg
Feb 22nd, 2010, 09:17 PM
just cant believe it :bigcry: :sad:
2-6 0-6 to Fichman :help: :help: :help:

Sori needs to get rid of Mouratoglou quick

Meelis
Feb 22nd, 2010, 09:20 PM
Great use of wild-card :worship:

Sori :help: :help:

the_tk
Feb 22nd, 2010, 09:25 PM
Sorana lost to Fichman (ranked 130!)
I really don’t know what to say…
this year could be a terrible year if she doesn't wake up and take critical decisions.. something needs to change!

Hugh.
Feb 22nd, 2010, 09:48 PM
2-6 0-6 against Fichman. That says it all. :help:

Stevecw
Feb 22nd, 2010, 09:56 PM
Oh Sori..this is a new low :( What the hell is happening??

Michael.
Feb 22nd, 2010, 10:36 PM
:tape: :o :help: Wow.

hellas719
Feb 23rd, 2010, 01:22 AM
2 games against FICHMAN! :sobbing::help::tape:
And we thought those losses against Martinez Sanchez, Oudin (2x), Schiavone, and Kleybanova were bad :o
Wake up! :smash:

HowardH
Feb 23rd, 2010, 03:11 AM
:o

Jekyll
Feb 23rd, 2010, 10:13 AM
Speechless :spit:

Langers
Feb 23rd, 2010, 11:38 AM
I'm almost prepared to say she's done.

She really needs to play challangers, Vaidisova style. Either that or take an extended break.

Wasting money and time/energy flying around the world only to lose 1st round.

Rubbish.

hellas719
Feb 24th, 2010, 12:45 AM
61 60 in doubles :)
Should've been 60 60 though :lol:

Langers
Feb 24th, 2010, 02:33 AM
Yay, doubles.

the_tk
Feb 24th, 2010, 10:18 AM
I just saw the highlights of Sorana match in dubai
She looked very frustrated
First time I saw her throw her racket like that… very unlike her!
http://www.barclaysdubaitennischampionships.com/Media/Video/2010/Dubai-2010-WTA-Sunday-Highlights.aspx

I think her problem is completely mental…
Last year, even when she lost, her reaction were different
now everything is so extreme and she shows a lot of frustration and stress

She seems unhappy on the court for a while now…
I'm not sure she really pleased with her new coaching staff… Perhaps it's the distance from home… :sad::hug:

thadeuss
Feb 24th, 2010, 11:06 AM
wow Sori smacked the raquet :eek: yeah I've noticed that too, she's very angry on court lately and very slow. She used to be more agile.

Hope she stops all this crap photoshootings and starts to train harder otherwise she will go down fast :o

hellas719
Feb 25th, 2010, 02:19 AM
Sori :scared:
Pleased don't turn into Cornet or Vaidisova :scared:

hellas719
Feb 26th, 2010, 03:35 AM
QF: (1) Hlavackova/Hradecka d. (WC) Cirstea/Cornet 5-7 7-5 10-6 :sad:

Michael.
Feb 26th, 2010, 03:37 AM
:bigcry:

thadeuss
Feb 26th, 2010, 07:41 AM
Sori:sad:

hellas719
Feb 28th, 2010, 03:28 PM
Monterrey MD:
Jankovic (1 WC) vs. Sevastova
Benesova vs. Craybas
Cornet vs. Strycova
Granville vs. Wozniak (7)

Pavlyuchenkova (3) vs. Q
Hercog vs. Q
Mayr vs. Q
Zakopalova vs. Medina Garrigues (6)

Szavay (5) vs. Goerges
Hradecka vs. Groenefeld
Errani vs. Cirstea
Vinci vs. Cibulkova (4 WC)

Safarova (8) vs. Coin
King vs. Zahlavova
Parra Santonja vs. Kanepi
Q. vs. Hantuchova (2 WC)

Michael.
Feb 28th, 2010, 03:29 PM
Good luck Sori. :yeah:

VIKA?
Feb 28th, 2010, 06:56 PM
though draw:o I hope she wins a match:tears:

Michael.
Feb 28th, 2010, 08:25 PM
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Sasja
Feb 28th, 2010, 08:26 PM
GL Sori :angel:

Stevecw
Feb 28th, 2010, 10:29 PM
Best of luck Sori, we don't expect anything...so please surprise us with a win :)

VIKA?
Mar 2nd, 2010, 12:22 PM
She plays today on court 2 on first turn, come on Sori:tears:

ValTsunami
Mar 2nd, 2010, 12:33 PM
She playes today on court 2 on first turn, come on Sori:tears:

She will win:D. I'm very sure, but I don't know why:lol:.

HowardH
Mar 2nd, 2010, 06:09 PM
She lost 2 and 3 unfortunately :sad: :hug:.

Stevecw
Mar 2nd, 2010, 06:12 PM
This is getting very very worrying now. 12 losses from 13 :sobbing: :help:

Meelis
Mar 2nd, 2010, 06:45 PM
As expected.

Her current situation look even more worrying than 12 months ago.

VIKA?
Mar 2nd, 2010, 07:55 PM
ohmygod:help:

hellas719
Mar 2nd, 2010, 09:17 PM
:sobbing:
Thank God she isn't defending any points :lol:
Hopefully she'll get a win in IW or Miami to save some of the Marbella points :unsure:

Hugh.
Mar 2nd, 2010, 09:44 PM
Can it get any worse :sobbing:

If she doesn't start winning matches soon, the clay season will destroy her ranking.

Michael.
Mar 2nd, 2010, 10:25 PM
oh my god. :o

Stevecw
Mar 2nd, 2010, 10:55 PM
:sobbing:
Thank God she isn't defending any points :lol:
Hopefully she'll get a win in IW or Miami to save some of the Marbella points :unsure:

But she won't do that. At the moment she is not capable of beating anybody :(
Its sad to see, she needs to get out of that damn academy fast, it's ruining her.

She needs a coach & a new direction fast!!!

Langers
Mar 3rd, 2010, 03:33 AM
This is getting very very worrying now. 12 losses from 13 :sobbing: :help:
12 of 13?

You can only laugh, that's just pathetic. How can someone with such talent be so bad? Wow, it's truly staggering.

PerfectForm
Mar 3rd, 2010, 03:56 AM
This is sick. what's wrong with her. I thought she really had a good start to season after beating Stosur for first time at Hopman Cup.

the_tk
Mar 3rd, 2010, 07:45 AM
Have you noticed if maybe her new coach changed something in her game? There's something different? She's trying a new tactic?
I don’t know… it's just doesn’t make any sense that she can't stop losing like that.

I wish she would go back to the Adidas team.
It's getting worse and worse… and soon she will have a lot of points to defend..
It doesn't look good :scared::scared::scared:

hellas719
Mar 4th, 2010, 01:33 AM
I'm not sure if it's Mouratoglou's fault :shrug:
Sori was doing bad even before she went there :shrug:

Nikkiri
Mar 4th, 2010, 10:09 AM
She needs to stop playing every week. I really didn't think the start of this season could be any worse than last year. :help:

ValTsunami
Mar 4th, 2010, 11:02 AM
Have you noticed if maybe her new coach changed something in her game? There's something different? She's trying a new tactic?
I don’t know… it's just doesn’t make any sense that she can't stop losing like that.

She play much worse than before. No tactic, no variation, nothing! She can only strike the ball hard. She needs a new coach or a new academy:lol:.

Michael.
Mar 8th, 2010, 09:42 PM
vs. Kaia Kanepi in R1. :unsure: Winner will play Zheng in R2.

Hugh.
Mar 8th, 2010, 09:52 PM
Kanepi...good luck with that Sori :o

Stevecw
Mar 8th, 2010, 11:00 PM
Kanepi 1st up, hope she can get more than 4 games...that would be progress.
But no, its a shit draw for a way off form player. Kanepi will destroy her...we all know that, even Sorana which is sad :(

hellas719
Mar 9th, 2010, 02:36 AM
A set would be nice :shrug:

VIKA?
Mar 9th, 2010, 05:54 AM
I think Kanepi is not in a good momennt now so Sorana could take a chance of it, but I'm sure Sorana is worse than Kanepi but we'll see:sobbing:

good luck Sori:scared:

TheBoiledEgg
Mar 9th, 2010, 04:29 PM
c'mon Sori pls win a match while i'm on holiday
nothing is easy now for Sori :sad:

VIKA?
Mar 10th, 2010, 05:55 AM
COURT 4 start 11:00 am
ATP
S Cirstea (ROU) vs K Kanepi (EST)
[6] B Mattek-Sands (USA) / Z Yan (CHN) vs M Krajicek (NED) / M Niculescu (ROU)
Y Chan (TPE) / J Zheng (CHN) vs [7] C Chuang (TPE) / S Hsieh (TPE)
[LL] T Tanasugarn (THA) vs [Q] E Gallovits (ROU)

VIKA?
Mar 10th, 2010, 05:55 AM
Win please:sobbing:

Michael.
Mar 10th, 2010, 05:58 AM
Good luck Sori. :tears:

Spiritof42
Mar 10th, 2010, 07:04 AM
I really hope she can win a match, but I'm not holding my breath. Kanepi has had her own horrible losing streak (12 losses in a row from May to October 2009), but her form has started getting a bit better lately, unlike Sorana.

Nikkiri
Mar 10th, 2010, 07:10 AM
Sadly I don't think she's gonna win.. but I hope I'm wrong.

Meelis
Mar 10th, 2010, 09:52 PM
6-7(1) 6-3 6-4 :eek: ;)

VIKA?
Mar 10th, 2010, 09:56 PM
Awesome:woohoo: didn't expect this after she was 4-2 down in the third set, nice comeback:yeah:

the_tk
Mar 10th, 2010, 09:58 PM
so much fun to see Sorana wins again :bounce::)
I'm happy for her.. :hug::bigclap:

Michael.
Mar 10th, 2010, 10:03 PM
OMG. :inlove:
Congrats Sori. :hug:

HowardH
Mar 10th, 2010, 10:03 PM
So up and down :lol:. But in the end a win :yeah:. Good job Sorana.

Hugh.
Mar 10th, 2010, 10:18 PM
Finally a win! And a good fight too.

Zheng next...

Nikkiri
Mar 10th, 2010, 10:19 PM
Glad to be wrong :lol: nice fighting.

hellas719
Mar 10th, 2010, 10:38 PM
:hearts:
There were like 100 breaks of serve during that match :rolls:

Langers
Mar 11th, 2010, 01:30 AM
Wow, she won, absolutely amazing!!

Now lets go on a WINNING streak. :)

Sasja
Mar 11th, 2010, 05:19 AM
Sori :)

Spiritof42
Mar 11th, 2010, 08:07 AM
She won :eek: I half-expected her to fold like a cheap tent after losing the 1st set TB, to be honest.
Well done, especially coming back from a break down in the 3rd. :yeah:

Zheng is a very different player, much more consistent than Kanepi from the basline, and with much better defense. The good news is that Sorana should have plenty of opportunities to attack the Chinese girl's rather feeble serve (but then again, IIRC she didn't manage to get a single BP against Fichman's powder-puff serve in Acapulco :o).

Hope she can make it to R3 and face (presumably) Sharapova.

Jekyll
Mar 11th, 2010, 08:09 AM
Sori :)

OMG Sori!! :bigclap:

I was following the score and was near the heart attack in the third set!

thadeuss
Mar 11th, 2010, 08:24 AM
Sori :bounce:
GL against Zheng :)

leo830301
Mar 11th, 2010, 09:12 AM
Noroc in 2R!
I'm really Happy to hear her winning!
Now, it's time to make her potential much bigger to make more victory!!!
She will definitely become much greater player throughout hard periods of an early this year!
It's time to go up!

Michael.
Mar 12th, 2010, 09:47 PM
She lost. :sobbing:
6-3, 7-5.

:hug: Sori.

hellas719
Mar 12th, 2010, 09:52 PM
Sorana :hug:
Hopefully she'll get another win or two in Miami :)

VIKA?
Mar 12th, 2010, 10:25 PM
too bad she lost, she had her chances:sobbing:

leo830301
Mar 13th, 2010, 01:58 AM
It's not good news, but it's not bad, I think...
She is growing up... I'm sure this must be one of the process that makes her much stronger.
Plz, Overcome this time!

Spiritof42
Mar 13th, 2010, 07:20 AM
Could have won the second set. Was up 4-2 and served for it at 5-4. I knew she could break Zheng fairly easily, she just couldn't hold when it mattered. :(

Meelis
Mar 22nd, 2010, 05:05 PM
Miami

(3)Williams v BYE
Cirstea v (wc)Larcher de Brito

Stevecw
Mar 22nd, 2010, 07:35 PM
Hopefully she can beat De Brito. Should be capable of that.
But sadly it seems that 2nd round is where Miami ends for sure for whoever wins that 1st game :(

Andiyan
Mar 22nd, 2010, 07:37 PM
Indian Wells seemed to prove a bit of a regeneration. Hope she can continue with that this week. She has to roll up MDLB and then hopefully play a competitive match against Venus. Good luck!

Sasja
Mar 22nd, 2010, 10:01 PM
GL Sori :)

Hope she can beat MLDB :angel:

Michael.
Mar 22nd, 2010, 10:53 PM
Good Luck Sori. :yippee:

hellas719
Mar 23rd, 2010, 02:56 AM
GL Sori! :bounce:
MLDB is beatable these days ;)

HowardH
Mar 23rd, 2010, 07:23 PM
She won 7-5 7-6 (9). Not the most impressive scoreline since MLDB hasn't been beating anybody recently, she had to save a lot of SPs in the second set, Michelle served for that set at 5-4 and also had SPs in the tb.

HowardH
Mar 23rd, 2010, 07:25 PM
Venus next. Almost no chance of winning I fear...

Meelis
Mar 23rd, 2010, 07:25 PM
39% of 1st serves in, 36% in second set :unsure:

HowardH
Mar 23rd, 2010, 07:30 PM
39% of 1st serves in, 36% in second set :unsure:

If she does that against Venus it will be an early night. Sorana needs to have a great day and hope that Venus has one of her completely off days.

Stevecw
Mar 23rd, 2010, 07:31 PM
39% of 1st serves in, 36% in second set :unsure:

Was just going to post that!! Its amazing she still managed a win in 2 with serving like that!
I can imagine it was probably horrible standard to watch, and probably we had best place to watch on livescore!! :)

Bring on Venus....the pressure is now gone from Sori. She has lost so many bad matches...its finally great to see her get a win.
So against Venus nobody expects her to have any chance.....so maybe she can play freely and who knows she might cause problems for her. :yeah:

Sasja
Mar 23rd, 2010, 07:39 PM
Sori ;)

Glad she got that win, but those serve statistics :scared:
Now nothing to lose against Venus ofcourse. Hope she plays a good match.

Michael.
Mar 23rd, 2010, 10:53 PM
Well as long as she won. :inlove:
Congrats Sori. :yeah:

Hugh.
Mar 23rd, 2010, 11:22 PM
First straight sets win of the year! At least she just about battled through...now hopefully she can give Venus a bit of a match.

leo830301
Mar 24th, 2010, 02:07 AM
I didn't wath the match, so I cannot tell anything, but according to her serve statistics, she really had some problem at 1st Round.
Anyway, Congratulations on your win, and Good luck Against Venus!

hellas719
Mar 24th, 2010, 02:22 AM
A win :aparty:

TheBoiledEgg
Mar 24th, 2010, 08:01 AM
100 pts in 2 mandatory events :bounce:
a big boost
now go beat Venus :p

Andiyan
Mar 24th, 2010, 06:12 PM
Easy 2R now luckily!!!

Such a struggle it was against Larcher de Screamo :unsure:

Sasja
Mar 25th, 2010, 06:07 AM
OOP Thursday, March 25, 2010

Stadium (from 11.00hrs)
1. Ekaterina Makarova vs. Agnieszka Radwanska
2. Ana Ivanovic vs. Pauline Parmentier
3. ATP: Lapentti vs. Starace
4. Svetlana Kuznetsova vs. Peng Shuai
5. Venus Williams vs. Sorana Cirstea (NB 19.00hrs)
6. ATP: Fish vs. Mayer

leo830301
Mar 25th, 2010, 11:17 AM
Time to make a Wonderful headline!!! hehe!
Come on! Sorana!

Stevecw
Mar 25th, 2010, 07:19 PM
Best of luck for the very easy match later! :lol:

HowardH
Mar 26th, 2010, 12:38 AM
She lost 4 and 3. Not too bad I guess.

hellas719
Mar 26th, 2010, 03:21 AM
Sorana :hug:
:wavey: This thread

Michael.
Mar 26th, 2010, 03:42 AM
:hug:

Sasja
Mar 26th, 2010, 06:01 AM
Sori :hug: