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kman
Mar 18th, 2010, 05:06 AM
Great match.

In words of English commentator: "Thoroughly entertaining match"

Great play from both.

Hayato
Mar 18th, 2010, 05:07 AM
Excellent match! Well done Caro! Jie played so well, but in the end, it was the expected winner that came through. I can't get over how mentally mature Caroline is for a 19 year old.

Caroline is the new world #3 now right? And #2 if she beats Radwanska?

Pasta-Na
Mar 18th, 2010, 05:07 AM
poor jie, shes so tired. :hug:

Bronx19
Mar 18th, 2010, 05:08 AM
Told you Zheng was in too deep. Gave up and dogged it at the end.

Rads v Woza, mmm mmmm.

heavensider
Mar 18th, 2010, 05:08 AM
yeah!!!

Caroline did a great job!!!

congratz!!!

PLP
Mar 18th, 2010, 05:08 AM
CAro!! :hearts:

I really enjoyed that match.
It could easily have gone the other way but Caro's defense is just sublime.

danieln1
Mar 18th, 2010, 05:08 AM
15 winners yay!!!!

Now beat Rad 6-3 6-2

hankqq
Mar 18th, 2010, 05:08 AM
this was a tough match :lol: lots of long rallies. I didn't know Zheng could be so emotional on court-her shrieks when she missed in the 3rd set were cracking me up :lol: it's hard not to love her.

Caralenko
Mar 18th, 2010, 05:08 AM
Is it too much to ask to have a results thread with the players' actual names?

Also, Nadie Petreng missed so many easy putaways, especially smashes in the third set :tears: but well done Caro.

Roookie
Mar 18th, 2010, 05:08 AM
great match!...Congrats Caro...next match vs. Aga :drool:

DimaDinosaur
Mar 18th, 2010, 05:08 AM
dang, every game went to deuce x 5 in the third set, but caro was relentless

I should play like caro sometimes

PLP
Mar 18th, 2010, 05:09 AM
15 winners yay!!!!

Now beat Rad 6-3 6-2

Really!!? I think that was my guess in the winner's thread. :lol:

NA-GOAT
Mar 18th, 2010, 05:10 AM
Jie :bigcry: but great playing :worship: Caro was too much like wall :spit:

M.P
Mar 18th, 2010, 05:10 AM
Jie couldn't maintain the level in 3rd set
it is a high quality match
Congra Caro
finally Caro vs Aga

KanSuke
Mar 18th, 2010, 05:11 AM
15 Winners from Caro :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: Please beat Aga now.

Poor Jie :hug:

Marty-Dom
Mar 18th, 2010, 05:11 AM
I saw only a set worth of pushing out of three. The first two sets were all great hitting from both sides. The difference ultimately was- Caro reverts to pushing when tired, while Jie tries to hit through her fatigue and makes more errors.
But, Caro hit deep and hard a lot. She is no longer a pusher.
Jie is pretty amazing when she is on.

garrosgrace
Mar 18th, 2010, 05:11 AM
expected

kman
Mar 18th, 2010, 05:11 AM
Funniest part was the contrast in them removing a bug from court.

- A bug lands on Zheng's side and Zheng walks up and carefully pushes the little bug repeatedly until it's happily residing just off the court. Crowd chuckles.

- A bug lands on Caroline's side and Caroline walks up and WHACKS the bug so it flies into the crowd whereupon she raises her hand in apology. Crowd laughs.

Blackeagle
Mar 18th, 2010, 05:11 AM
Thank you Caro ! :hearts:

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Mar 18th, 2010, 05:12 AM
I should play like caro sometimes

Its not that difficult
I bet you can

BlackPanther.
Mar 18th, 2010, 05:13 AM
Caro :hearts: next vs Aga :rocker:
Jie :hug::hug: Good luck in Miami :cool:

Rafito.
Mar 18th, 2010, 05:13 AM
Yess! :woohoo: Take the title Caro.

Shine On Silver Moon
Mar 18th, 2010, 05:13 AM
Congrats...Caroooo:kiss:

danieln1
Mar 18th, 2010, 05:18 AM
Really!!? I think that was my guess in the winner's thread. :lol:

It was!

égalité
Mar 18th, 2010, 05:19 AM
Its not that difficult
I bet you can

if it wasn't that difficult, more players would be ranked in the top 5 and making slam finals :weirdo:

DragonFlame
Mar 18th, 2010, 05:21 AM
That was some scary pushing. I loved how zheng kept missing all balls at the net :haha:

Just allround a totally hilarious match and outcome. Pusher queen for the win :rocker2:

Harvs
Mar 18th, 2010, 05:23 AM
yayyyyyyyy:)

Spiritof42
Mar 18th, 2010, 05:27 AM
Great effort from Caroline against a very tough opponent. It was a real battle of the wills out there. Only after Caroline managed to finally hold serve for a 5-1 lead in the final set did Jie look defeated. Anyone who still thinks Caroline can't do anything but "push" the ball on a tennis court after watching this very entertaining match is simply seeing things through the distorted lens of prejudice. (She was a lot more passive against Petrova, but then she didn't really need to take it to the next level against an opponent who was only too happy to self-destruct).

:hug: and :hatoff: to Jie, who still managed to impress me quite a bit in defeat. She's got a lot of heart and can create some amazing acute angles, especially on the backhand, and is very good at transforming defense into offense in baseline rallies. Definitely my favorite Chinese player.

Arnian
Mar 18th, 2010, 05:30 AM
Good job Caroline!! I hope you win :cheer:

young_gunner913
Mar 18th, 2010, 05:39 AM
jie :sad:

Lin Lin
Mar 18th, 2010, 05:52 AM
I love this title :lol::spit:

Temperenka
Mar 18th, 2010, 05:58 AM
Caro :inlove:

Take the title! :bigclap:

Svetlana)))
Mar 18th, 2010, 06:06 AM
Caro vs aga :hysteric::hysteric::hysteric:

Gdsimmons
Mar 18th, 2010, 06:19 AM
I thought after taking out Sharapova, Zheng had this one. :shrug: Once again with IW, I am wrong

Slutiana
Mar 18th, 2010, 08:11 AM
Poor Jie, she was so tired. :bigcry:

I just looked at the draw for the first time since last week and I have to say, it's pretty sad at what has happened to the wta. All these collapsing draws have gotten out of hand and altho it was all fun at first but it's actually ridiculous now. :lol: Whole draws are just falling apart now

Elwin.
Mar 18th, 2010, 08:17 AM
Caro :yeah:

darkangel23
Mar 18th, 2010, 08:37 AM
Caro :woohoo:

Jie :hug:

Beny
Mar 18th, 2010, 08:38 AM
Its not that difficult
I bet you can

It really isnt! But it takes so much patience. When I try to do that I become sooooooooooo bored that i just cant keep it anymore and try to hit a winner and step in, go to net.

Pasta-Na
Mar 18th, 2010, 08:38 AM
Poor Jie, she was so tired. :bigcry:

I just looked at the draw for the first time since last week and I have to say, it's pretty sad at what has happened to the wta. All these collapsing draws have gotten out of hand and altho it was all fun at first but it's actually ridiculous now. :lol: Whole draws are just falling apart now

true, she looked very tired. :hug: but still a good week to her. :p

Jajaloo
Mar 18th, 2010, 09:11 AM
Is it too much to ask to have a results thread with the players' actual names?



Agreed.

Kworb
Mar 18th, 2010, 09:48 AM
Funniest part was the contrast in them removing a bug from court.

- A bug lands on Zheng's side and Zheng walks up and carefully pushes the little bug repeatedly until it's happily residing just off the court. Crowd chuckles.

- A bug lands on Caroline's side and Caroline walks up and WHACKS the bug so it flies into the crowd whereupon she raises her hand in apology. Crowd laughs.

:haha: :hysteric:

Kworb
Mar 18th, 2010, 09:49 AM
I just looked at the draw for the first time since last week and I have to say, it's pretty sad at what has happened to the wta. All these collapsing draws have gotten out of hand and altho it was all fun at first but it's actually ridiculous now. :lol: Whole draws are just falling apart now

It's actually 2nd vs 5th seed in the SF, it seems worse than it actually is :hysteric:

madmax
Mar 18th, 2010, 10:12 AM
LOL...Jie, I thought you are better than this

Noctis
Mar 18th, 2010, 10:35 AM
Jie stop playing doubles:help:

sandv1
Mar 18th, 2010, 10:59 AM
'RO'!!!! :rocker2::rocker2::rocker2:

BuTtErFrEnA
Mar 18th, 2010, 11:27 AM
caro :drive:

Olórin
Mar 18th, 2010, 11:32 AM
Would it hurt the idiots around here to create a proper thread title for a change?

I just want to know who has won without being subjected to poor attempts at literary metaphors :o

kman
Mar 18th, 2010, 11:40 AM
Would it hurt the idiots around here to create a proper thread title for a change?

I just want to know who has won without being subjected to poor attempts at literary metaphors :o

Actually this was a parody on the Golden Flower thread titles that a certain member here constantly uses. With a twist.

I usually stay pretty PC with my titles.

Of course, if it bothers you that much, you could check out "who's won" at the WTA site...

VishaalMaria
Mar 18th, 2010, 11:42 AM
Would it hurt the idiots around here to create a proper thread title for a change?

I just want to know who has won without being subjected to poor attempts at literary metaphors :o

:worship::worship::worship:

I was really confused as to who played the match and who had won.

goldenlox
Mar 18th, 2010, 11:48 AM
I twittered to Caro that I watched her 2 matches before this one and that I was defending her style of play.
But I dont like that nickname for her.

kman
Mar 18th, 2010, 11:52 AM
I twittered to Caro that I watched her 2 matches before this one and that I was defending her style of play.
But I dont like that nickname for her.

I was like whadda-hell-you-talkin-bout until I saw your handle :lol:

Just Do It
Mar 18th, 2010, 12:04 PM
Can you please friggin put a full name in thread title who beat who :weirdo:

ElusiveChanteuse
Mar 18th, 2010, 12:10 PM
Caro :yeah:
Jie :( :hug:

kman
Mar 18th, 2010, 12:32 PM
Can you please friggin put a full name in thread title who beat who :weirdo:

No.

Though I probably should seeing as many people here are too stupid to make it out for themselves. Cryptic, cryptic!

(and it's not like you can't just open the thread and see the names in the first reply...)

Maybe a moderator will come along and take pity on you lost souls.

Milito22
Mar 18th, 2010, 12:40 PM
Noooooooo :hysteric:

miffedmax
Mar 18th, 2010, 12:43 PM
Yesssssss!!!!

Please win it all, oh my little syrup queen! (There, aren't you glad I didn't title this thread?)

BuTtErFrEnA
Mar 18th, 2010, 12:51 PM
then could the mods plz put the actual names of players...this is getting out of hand now...

propi
Mar 18th, 2010, 12:51 PM
Made in heaven semifinal :hearts::hearts::hearts:
I hope this becomes a GS final this year :hearts:

DefyingGravity
Mar 18th, 2010, 01:09 PM
Thanks to whoever changed the forum thread, I honestly had no clue what was going on.

Just Do It
Mar 18th, 2010, 01:14 PM
No.

Though I probably should seeing as many people here are too stupid to make it out for themselves. Cryptic, cryptic!

(and it's not like you can't just open the thread and see the names in the first reply...)

Maybe a moderator will come along and take pity on you lost souls.

Not everyone has time to go through a thread and try to figure out who beat who.

Just Do It
Mar 18th, 2010, 01:21 PM
Now I'm kind of intrigued as to what the title was before :tape:


Anyway, Caro :woohoo:

IW QF: Unruly Goldielocks tears all the petals off of Golden Flower 6-4 4-6 6-1

ChriS.
Mar 18th, 2010, 01:26 PM
Would it hurt the idiots around here to create a proper thread title for a change?

I just want to know who has won without being subjected to poor attempts at literary metaphors :o

Can you please friggin put a full name in thread title who beat who :weirdo:

then could the mods plz put the actual names of players...this is getting out of hand now...

Thanks to whoever changed the forum thread, I honestly had no clue what was going on.

Actually this was a parody on the Golden Flower thread titles that a certain member here constantly uses. With a twist.

I usually stay pretty PC with my titles.

Of course, if it bothers you that much, you could check out "who's won" at the WTA site...Amazing how people can get upset at something like that. I thought the title was great.

Ellery
Mar 18th, 2010, 01:29 PM
The title was great, but Unruly Goldilocks Wozniacki tears off petal off golden flower Zheng would have been better ;)

pwayne
Mar 18th, 2010, 01:39 PM
Very entertaining match as both ladies were using the entire court with well placed shots.

dsanders06
Mar 18th, 2010, 01:45 PM
This match proves that Wozniacki is capable of stepping up her game when necessary. She just chooses not to most of the time because she knows her "pushing" is enough to get it done against most players.

Glad she's back on track after a lame start to the season. She's definitely a strong favourite for the title now.

BuTtErFrEnA
Mar 18th, 2010, 02:05 PM
Amazing how people can get upset at something like that. I thought the title was great.



when a joke runs it's course it becomes annoying after a while...now you can't come on the forum and see
"Wozniacki d. Zheng"...it's all about searching for random names and leaves me as a poster, who didn't know the result so had to use the forum for such info., lost as to where the result is...it's becoming silly and redundant...

Ryan
Mar 18th, 2010, 02:07 PM
Caro! :rocker2: I only saw the first set, but I'm glad she was aggressive throughout the rest of the match too. Nice tourney for her so far, Nadia and Jie have been playing well this year.

Blu€
Mar 18th, 2010, 05:44 PM
Jie :smooch: win the doubles now.
Caro :woohoo::rocker2: only seed that showed up this week!

Kim's_fan_4ever
Mar 18th, 2010, 06:30 PM
That's a pretty damn awesome result :drool: Caro :bounce:

As for the golden flower thing, it got boring and annoying just like the bangs joke :yawn:

Nicolás89
Mar 18th, 2010, 06:40 PM
when a joke runs it's course it becomes annoying after a while...now you can't come on the forum and see
"Wozniacki d. Zheng"...it's all about searching for random names and leaves me as a poster, who didn't know the result so had to use the forum for such info., lost as to where the result is...it's becoming silly and redundant...

:unsure:

Nicolás89
Mar 18th, 2010, 06:41 PM
Win the whole thing Caro, world number one is around the corner in Miami. :hearts:

tennisforadults
Mar 18th, 2010, 06:41 PM
Its not that difficult
I bet you can

You're so full of sh*t. :o

Break My Rapture
Mar 18th, 2010, 07:03 PM
Ugh. Jie really can't do anything good for me.

Break My Rapture
Mar 18th, 2010, 07:07 PM
And tears petals off of ... ? I mean, Caro didn' really thrash her. It went to 3 sets.

aguy9797
Mar 18th, 2010, 07:29 PM
nice run for Caroline, the way she seems to be outplaying her opponents in the third set is pretty impressive

SuzieQ
Mar 18th, 2010, 07:31 PM
Go Caro :) And again a nice tournament for Zheng! :clap2:

Midnight_Robber
Mar 18th, 2010, 08:09 PM
Hmmm. Saw some of this match and it wasn't bad at all. I agree that Zheng did look exhausted but she played well for the most part. The result isn't a surprise. Still prefer Zheng's brand of tennis to Caro (she attacks more), but Caro played to win. I can imagine Jie winning at least a few of their future encounters - she has the game to do it - in I can't help but wonder what would happen if Jie had a stronger serve (first and second)... It's really good to have the ability to fight and to take a match out in three sets if need be, but in terms of a tournament, it's got to be valuable to be able to sometimes put your opponent away in two and reserve some energy. Still, be curious to see if Caro can take it all or not.

cn ireland
Mar 18th, 2010, 10:02 PM
Caro:yeah:!

ivanban
Mar 18th, 2010, 10:55 PM
And tears petals off of ... ? I mean, Caro didn' really thrash her. It went to 3 sets.

When you bash flower for 3 long sets, petals go off :awww:

rucolo
Mar 18th, 2010, 11:05 PM
Nice win, Caroline!:D:woohoo:

First win against Zheng.;)

Caroline was simply too good for Zheng.

Now IW SF Caro vs Aga!:hearts:

I can't get over how mentally mature Caroline is for a 19 year old.


Yeah, I`m also surprised how mentally mature Caro already is. US Open last year was impressive.
Respect!

Stevecw
Mar 19th, 2010, 12:45 AM
Well done Caro!! Keep going and go win this tourney now :)
Hopefully can shut up some of the way too many haters on here.

Kworb
Mar 19th, 2010, 01:49 AM
Just watched the match :tears:

Some of Jie's cross court backhands were unreal :drool: :eek:

Pasta-Na
Mar 19th, 2010, 04:35 AM
hopefully jie'll get caro's dance next time when shes not tired. :p

kman
Mar 19th, 2010, 05:13 AM
And tears petals off of ... ? I mean, Caro didn' really thrash her. It went to 3 sets.

In what dictionary does "tear petals off of" mean "trash"?

:lol:

She handed her a breadstick in the third set and kicked her out of the tournament. That's enough to qualify in my book.

When you bash flower for 3 long sets, petals go off :awww:

'xactly :lol:

spencercarlos
Mar 19th, 2010, 06:07 AM
In what dictionary does "tear petals off of" mean "trash"?

:lol:

She handed her a breadstick in the third set and kicked her out of the tournament. That's enough to qualify in my book.



'xactly :lol:
I was about to write the same thing..
Great win Caro, Jie is always a threat.