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Sasja
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:48 AM
Sunday, March 21, 2010

Stadium 1 (from 12.00hrs)
1. WTA Singles Final: Jelena Jankovic vs. Caroline Wozniacki
2. ATP Singles Final: Roddick vs. Ljubicic (NB 14.00hrs)

Steff_forever
Mar 21st, 2010, 11:27 AM
good luck Jelena :yeah: , sorry Caro...

Ferg
Mar 21st, 2010, 01:13 PM
Ljubicic and Jaja. :yeah: Beat the pushers please!

TennisFan66
Mar 21st, 2010, 01:19 PM
Good luck to Caroline and A-Rod.

Unlike some here (see above), I refuse to type disrespectful comments about my favourites opponents.

I am after all NOT 12 yr old anymore.

Ferg
Mar 21st, 2010, 01:23 PM
Good luck to Caroline and A-Rod.

Unlike some here (see above), I refuse to type disrespectful comments about my favourites opponents.

I am after all NOT 12 yr old anymore.

Im not 12, nor are Ljubo and Jaja my favourites, I merely like to see tennis win on the day! :bounce:

Jorn
Mar 21st, 2010, 02:08 PM
Good Luck Caro! :)


6 hours to go.

Vee Williams
Mar 21st, 2010, 03:10 PM
Im not 12, nor are Ljubo and Jaja my favourites, I merely like to see tennis win on the day! :bounce:

So Jelena's win will be a win for tennis? The tennis Gods help us then :help:

iPatty
Mar 21st, 2010, 03:11 PM
Ljubicic and Jaja. :yeah: Beat the pushers please!

I'm actually rooting for Wozniacki, but the part about Ljubo is correct. I picked him to win the tournament after he beat Djokovic so I'd like to be proven right. Plus I hate Roddick and his "game" if it can be called that.

Just Do It
Mar 21st, 2010, 03:45 PM
Jelena and Andy :yeah:

Julian.
Mar 21st, 2010, 05:30 PM
Good luck for whoever and Andy :hearts:

PLP
Mar 21st, 2010, 07:02 PM
Ljubicic and Jaja. :yeah: Beat the pushers please!

Andy as a pusher, :lol:

Anyway, Hoping Caro can take this. Will not be upset to see Jelena win though, love her too.

I think this could be a really fun final...hoping to see a lot of actual rallies. :eek:

Ferg
Mar 21st, 2010, 07:05 PM
Andy as a pusher, :lol:

Anyway, Hoping Caro can take this. Will not be upset to see Jelena win though, love her too.

I think this could be a really fun final...hoping to see a lot of actual rallies. :eek:

You obviously havent seen any of his matches this year. :shrug: This tournament especially. 5 winners against Soderling. :lol:

CrossCourt~Rally
Mar 21st, 2010, 07:06 PM
Good Luck to J J and A-ROD! :cool::bounce:

GrandMartha
Mar 21st, 2010, 07:08 PM
Ajde Jelena :dance:

Mynarco
Mar 21st, 2010, 07:16 PM
the match should be starting i presume..

HAOCHEN-GOAT
Mar 21st, 2010, 07:42 PM
What's going on? Match should have started 30 min ago..

fufuqifuqishahah
Mar 21st, 2010, 07:55 PM
Good luck to Caroline and A-Rod.

Unlike some here (see above), I refuse to type disrespectful comments about my favourites opponents.

I am after all NOT 12 yr old anymore.

but you will become one, once jaja starts owning caro

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:12 PM
15-15

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:13 PM
omg well played jankovic, 15-30

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:14 PM
caro!!!30-30

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:14 PM
ouch ue and its bp for JJ

shoparound
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:15 PM
I can't find it on tv :(

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:15 PM
jankovic *1-0

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:15 PM
http://atdhe.net/7918/watch-wta-indian-wells-final-jankovic-vs-wozniacki

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:17 PM
db from jankovic!

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:18 PM
what a point!!but jankovic finally got it
30-15

Direwolf
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:18 PM
come on Caro!!! or Janko!!!
tire each other out!!

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:18 PM
wozni T_T what a volley =S

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:19 PM
game jankovic
2-0

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:20 PM
too many ues from wozniacki...

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:20 PM
out!
15-15

MH0861
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:21 PM
Wow, JJ is off to a great start :worship:

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:21 PM
good bh winner from jankovic...

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:22 PM
15-40....jankovic playing really well

Steff_forever
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:22 PM
strike !!!

double-break :D

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:23 PM
jankovic 3-0
she is playing...well more than good haha

Kworb
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:23 PM
Amazing play from Jelena so far. Completely exposing how much Caroline sucks at tennis.

tennismaster8820
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:23 PM
Keep playing like this Jelena! :D

Sasja
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:24 PM
JJ leads 3-0

Come on Caro!

Steff_forever
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:24 PM
keep playing to the fh, JJ !

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:26 PM
wozni:(

Sasja
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:27 PM
40-15

Kworb
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:27 PM
:haha: Caro trying to attack :tears:

I LOVE THIS MATCH so far

MH0861
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:27 PM
At the end of the day, JJ truly is a better player than Caroline, she does everything just a bit better than Caroline when she keeps her errors down.

Direwolf
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:27 PM
WOzniackia...!! how could you make such errors!!

toby345
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:28 PM
vintage Jelena on court :hearts:

Sasja
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:28 PM
back to deuce

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:29 PM
go caro!!!

Sasja
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:30 PM
JJ 4-0*

She's playing well!

Steff_forever
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:31 PM
4-0* :bigclap: for saving it

Ellery
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:31 PM
:hearts:

Kworb
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:31 PM
JaJa >>>>>>>>>>> WoWo

What a world of difference

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:31 PM
=((

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:32 PM
well done caro!!!

M-K
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:32 PM
Hahahahahah "finally a winner" HILARIOUS!

Steff_forever
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:32 PM
not boring at all

Volcana
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:32 PM
Wozniacki needs to do something to make Jankovic make different choices. This constant cross-courting is clearly a fail. The moon-balling isn't having a big effect either.

Wait, there was an offensive strike up the line.

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:32 PM
30-0!go go!

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:33 PM
go WOWO!

Kworb
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:33 PM
Jelena, stay focused!

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:33 PM
40-15....

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:34 PM
game caro!!!
4-1

Sasja
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:34 PM
Caro holds serve

JJ leads *4-1

Steff_forever
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:35 PM
JJ hands the game to Caro with too many UEs here.

Focus JJ !

tennismaster8820
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:35 PM
The only way Wozniacki can win if Jelena starts playing bad, she has match in her hands!
Go Jelena!

Volcana
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:35 PM
Jankovic has no respect for the pace on Wozniacki's shots. She's reaching things easily. Jankovic's level will come down, but if that doesn't happen until after she get a up a break in the second, this is all over.

jbeacinu
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:35 PM
lololl

Direwolf
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:36 PM
im surprise that this is going shorter than it should be!!!

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:36 PM
just wide!0-15

Sasja
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:37 PM
15-15

Kworb
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:37 PM
She's starting to miss :(

Don't fall into the Woz spider web

Volcana
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:37 PM
The only way Wozniacki can win if Jelena starts playing bad, she has match in her hands!I think if Wozniacki starts hitting some short angles up the line, she could get something started even if JJ keeps playing well.

Sasja
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:37 PM
Nice passing shot 15-30

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:38 PM
wozniacki rules!

Direwolf
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:38 PM
OMG
what was that!!

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:38 PM
15-40 now!!come on!

Sasja
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:38 PM
On the line!

15-30

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:38 PM

Direwolf
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:39 PM
allez Caro!!!

how do you say Go in pole?

Sasja
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:39 PM
2 bp now for Caro

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:39 PM
back to 15-40

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:39 PM
sorry dont know, Im Spanish, but Polish for aga haha(L)

Sasja
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:39 PM
Caro serving at *2-4

JJ making more UE

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:40 PM
wozniacki *2-4!!! :))

homogenius
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:40 PM
That's it.Kill that fh

Direwolf
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:40 PM
lol allez Wozi!!

Mynarco
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:41 PM
don't choke :o

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:41 PM
ouch :( go caro!

Sasja
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:41 PM
0-40

Cookie Power
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:41 PM
Has she even hit a winner?

My god she's awful.

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:41 PM
0-40
whats up?T_T

Sasja
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:42 PM
Another break JJ leads *5-2

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:42 PM
nonono
this is radwanska skill, not caros T_T

homogenius
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:42 PM
5-2.Serve it out please

tennismaster8820
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:42 PM
Has she even hit a winner?

My god she's awful.

She hit 1 winner! :lol:
And it was hard fought point! :lol:

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:43 PM
it was a good winner in fact!

Cookie Power
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:43 PM
She hit 1 winner! :lol:
And it was hard fought point! :lol:

Thanks. I must have blinked.

Mynarco
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:43 PM
Has she even hit a winner?

My god she's awful.

2 winner after 7 games.

Direwolf
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:43 PM
mmm... come on Caro!!

SVK
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:43 PM
She hit 2 actually:lol:

HowardH
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:43 PM
Caro's fh :o. Something has to be done about it. JJ hit everything to the fh in that game, and Caro's fh just couldn't do anything.

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:44 PM
jankovic to serve

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:44 PM
0-15 T_t

SVK
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:44 PM
3 winners:inlove:

Sasja
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:44 PM
FH winner from Caro

Direwolf
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:45 PM
wth??

"it's too late now though"?? wtf is that!!! some take longer

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:45 PM
oh yeah!

homogenius
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:45 PM
Wozniacki hit a winner :eek:

Cookie Power
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:45 PM
FH winner from Caro

Lol ES commentator "that's a rarity"

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:45 PM
30-15

Steff_forever
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:45 PM
30 all, fight JJ !

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:46 PM
30-30!!!

Steff_forever
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:46 PM
sp, take it JJ !!! AJDE !

Sasja
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:46 PM
Sp #1

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:46 PM
set point jankovic....

Steff_forever
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:47 PM
too hasty :mad:

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:47 PM
haha what a serve

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:47 PM
go wozniacki!!!

Steff_forever
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:47 PM
2nd sp

Direwolf
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:47 PM
allez Caro...
push!!
push harder!!!

Sasja
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:47 PM
Sp #2

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:48 PM
setpoint T_T

SVK
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:48 PM
:spit::spit::spit:

Steff_forever
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:48 PM
ball touched the line, slipped away

Sasja
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:49 PM
2 SP wasted, now BP

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:49 PM
back to deuce

Steff_forever
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:49 PM
bp

grrrrrrrrrr Jelena

SVK
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:49 PM
4 winners:inlove:

Steff_forever
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:49 PM
Deuce :)

Direwolf
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:49 PM
Caro is amazing!!!

Steff_forever
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:49 PM
3rd sp, pleeeease Jelena...

homogenius
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:49 PM
Finish it

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:49 PM
:((ouchh

Sasja
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:50 PM
Sp #3

Steff_forever
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:50 PM
Jelena 6-2 0-0*

:yeah: keep it up !!!!!

Sasja
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:50 PM
JJ takes the 1st set 6-2

homogenius
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:50 PM
well served

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:50 PM
set jankovic

homogenius
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:51 PM
First set for JJgoat

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:51 PM
I hope wozniacki to play better in the second set...

Mynarco
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:51 PM
4 winners for Wozniacki in 1st set?

toby345
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:51 PM
Btw do they have other songs than 'Single Ladies'? :D :spit:

Direwolf
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:51 PM
Wozi!!
you dont lose 38 minutes sets!!

allez!!!

Cookie Power
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:51 PM
4 winners for Wozniacki in 1st set?

4 more than she usually hits.

pav
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:52 PM
Keep pushing the f*cking ball my way
said the dramatic miss JJ

Vee Williams
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:52 PM
Too many UE in this match, especially from Wozniacki.

Mynarco
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:52 PM
still, JJ needs to put more first serve in :o

Volcana
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:53 PM
Looks to me like Jankovic is losing confidence. She's not going for her shots the way she was the first four games. Lot more topspin, lot more hitting to the middle of the court, instead of going for the lines.

Mynarco
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:53 PM
wait a sec, Woz hit 5 winners 5-21, JJ 6-14

Sasja
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:53 PM
1st set summary:
Caro 5 winners-21 UE
JJ 6 winners - 14 UE

Direwolf
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:54 PM
lol

Inger67
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:54 PM
Wow, way too many UE from both of them. Hopefully Woz wins in 3!

Muffin the Mule
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:54 PM
Is Stevie Wonder doing the stats for the WTA? I make it 4-11 for JJ, 4-12 for Caro :confused:

Sasja
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:54 PM
Nice angle there 0-30

Steff_forever
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:54 PM
classy point Jelena
very clever

pav
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:55 PM
Doesn't Woz usually have a lot higher 1st serve %?

Steff_forever
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:55 PM
bh CC passing winner :worship:

homogenius
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:55 PM
3BP for Jelena

Steff_forever
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:56 PM
oh my, pls use one Jelena, NOW !

Direwolf
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:56 PM
:tape::tape::tape:

Steff_forever
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:56 PM
6-2 *1-0

:hug: JJ

Sasja
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:56 PM
And straight away a break 6-2 *1-0

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:57 PM
caro T_T

Kworb
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:57 PM
:bounce:

Steff_forever
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:58 PM
don't let her out of this trap Jelena, don't start thinking about anything

Direwolf
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:58 PM
please... open court in front of you!!

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:59 PM
jankovic is playing excellent...

Sasja
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:59 PM
Df 30-15

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:59 PM
df!!

homogenius
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:59 PM
Stay focus Jelena

Libertango
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:00 PM
Keep going JJ!!

Sasja
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:00 PM
6-2 2-0*

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:00 PM
40-15

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:00 PM
game jankovic...omg =S=S

homogenius
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:00 PM
Ecxept for the lack of first serve, JJ is playing quite well.
No answer from Wozniacki atm

Direwolf
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:01 PM
4 more than she usually hits.

oh thanks!!!

:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

Mynarco
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:01 PM
6-2 2-0*

Sasja
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:01 PM
Nice passing shot from JJ

homogenius
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:02 PM
JJ's defense :worship:

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:02 PM
40-15!!

nevetssllim
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:02 PM
Great return! :bounce:

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:03 PM
40-30....

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:03 PM
game wozniacki!

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:04 PM
omg safina is still alive!

Mynarco
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:04 PM
Ecxept for the lack of first serve, JJ is playing quite well.
No answer from Wozniacki atm

this

Direwolf
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:06 PM
allez Cora!!

Sasja
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:07 PM
15-30

Sasja
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:07 PM
30 all

Sasja
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:09 PM
6-2 3-1*

Steff_forever
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:09 PM
Jelena holds the service, Caro smashes her racquet

Steff_forever
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:10 PM
what a half-volley 15-00*

:smooch:

Sasja
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:10 PM
LOL that volley

Mynarco
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:10 PM
gr8 hold from 15-30

Steff_forever
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:10 PM
wow, good rally :worship: for both

Steff_forever
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:11 PM
Caro comes closer, hopefully JJ can keep the UE percentage low

Steff_forever
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:11 PM
not this way JJ :(

Steff_forever
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:12 PM
fh UE, maybe a turning game

Sasja
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:12 PM
Caro holds serve

JJ leads 6-2 *3-2

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:13 PM
caro...please win this second set...

homogenius
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:13 PM
jJ gave some free points :(

Mynarco
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:13 PM
3*-2 JJ stays focused please :o

Sasja
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:15 PM
Df

Sasja
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:16 PM
Great defence by JJ and than taking over :)

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:16 PM
come on caro, break back!

darkangel23
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:16 PM
Caro's forehand balls have no length today...

homogenius
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:17 PM
JJ was serving much better in her last matches.It's enough for the moment but she should be careful

Steff_forever
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:17 PM
wow another good bh winner to the corner :worship:

homogenius
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:18 PM
another bh dtl winner
2GP

Sasja
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:18 PM
6-2 4-2*

Steff_forever
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:18 PM
1st serve in, pt, game: yeah !!!!!

Steff_forever
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:19 PM
Caro 00-15
DF

critical game for her

Sasja
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:19 PM
1st DF by Caro 0-15
Nice volley 15-15

darkangel23
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:20 PM
C'mon Caro!! 3:4

Sasja
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:20 PM
Caro holds serve
6-2 *4-3

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:20 PM
go caro, hold serve!

homogenius
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:21 PM
good reaction from wozniacki

Sombrerero loco
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:21 PM
and now break jelena!!!

Beny
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:21 PM
pls could you post a working link for the match? thanx a million. cant find anything

Sasja
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:22 PM
Important ranking points for JJ to win. She lost both in IW and Miami in the 2nd round last year (to Pavlyuchenkova in IW and Dulko in Miami).

Steff_forever
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:23 PM
fh error by Caro, JJ keep it there

Steff_forever
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:25 PM
4th DF :banghead:

Sasja
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:25 PM
DF #4 for JJ

Steff_forever
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:25 PM
30-30 after 30-00
pleeeease JJ

homogenius
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:25 PM
pls could you post a working link for the match? thanx a million. cant find anything

http://www.vshare.tv/live/238904/fromsport

Steff_forever
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:26 PM
pfewwww, thanks Caro for this easy UE on return

nevetssllim
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:26 PM
:tape:

Sasja
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:26 PM
JJ needs just 1 more game

6-2 5-3*

HowardH
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:26 PM
wth??

"it's too late now though"?? wtf is that!!! some take longer

I know, I hate when umpires try so hard to make sure that challenges are "timely" that they become unreasonable about whether you can challenge or not. The point of the challenge is to make the players happier about the calls, so it defeats the purpose to deny players challenging, especially when they are in the middle of talking to the umpire about it. It's an unspoken protocol so far that if you are still talking to the umpire whether the ball was worth a challenge or not, you can challenge. Some umpires will actually ask the player- "do you want to challenge?", thus making it clear and preventing players from being so unhappy about calls, which is the entire point of the challenge system.

But this woman in the chair (Lynn Welch) is known for being notoriously unreasonable about challenges, and I also think that the umpires recently have been put under severe pressure by those in charge of them to make the players challenge more quickly. In the match against Errani JJ was denied a challenge at the end of the first set by Alves, who is normally better about these things. JJ challenged within half a second of the ball being called out and was still denied, because Alves became confused about which ball JJ was challenging- she obviously thought JJ was challenging an earlier ball on the baseline (one shot before), which would have obviously been too late, and JJ wasn't thinking fast enough to realise this and argue the point coherently. These mistakes from umpires make me think that pressure is being put on them to make the players challenge fast, and it's making the umpires' performances suffer. Basically it's making the umpires look like jerks. The best umpires still check with the players- "do you want to challenge?" regardless of how much pressure is put on them by outside forces- which makes the players much happier since players feel that they won't get bad calls anymore.

In terms of the match, JJ's extra aggressiveness which she showed earlier this week is paying off. Caro, who always stays back and has a game which says "I'm going to play solid, beat me if you're good enough", is finding that JJ is indeed good enough. That's the problem with this defensive style of play, it simply asks the opponent if they are good enough. And if they are, they win. It's the style of the almost best- the second best. I'm enjoying JJ's newly aggressive attitude though.

Of course the match could still turn, but that would require JJ to drop her level right now.

homogenius
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:26 PM
Find your serve JJ :mad:

Steff_forever
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:26 PM
and another , yeah Caro !
5-3*
:D

homogenius
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:27 PM
One more game

Mynarco
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:28 PM
nice hold at 30. One more game :woohoo:

Sasja
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:29 PM
30-15

Sasja
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:30 PM
6-2 *5-4

JJ to serve for the title

M-K
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:33 PM
OMG!!! I love Jankovic's coach!!!! "She can't hit winners!" Hahahahahahah!

Sasja
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:33 PM
0-15

Sasja
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:33 PM
15-15

Steff_forever
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:33 PM
15-15

Sasja
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:34 PM
30-15

Steff_forever
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:34 PM
return UE again, 30-15
all work in vain from Caro

Steff_forever
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:35 PM
2 Ch'ship pts :bounce:
with the winner

Sasja
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:35 PM
40-15 2mp

Steff_forever
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:35 PM
Jelena JANKOVIC (SRB)[6] def. Caroline WOZNIACKI (DEN)[2] ~~~ 6-2 6-4 ~~~

another whale for one of my faves :bounce: :aparty: :bounce:
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

1st title since Cinci in Aug09, JJ :smooch: :hearts:

Sasja
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:36 PM
Game, set and match JJ 6-2 6-4

Mynarco
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:36 PM
JJ :woohoo:

Sasja
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:38 PM
Great win for JJ. Congrats JJ!

She played well!

Sasja
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:39 PM
Match statistics:

JJ 18 winners & 28 UE
Caro 11 winners & 34 UE

HowardH
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:39 PM
Too good from JJ today. Her serving weakness of only being able to serve second serves to the fh is completely neutralised against Caroline, since her fh is weaker. Her extra aggressiveness paid off. Caro's game is always a test, but a fair test- if you play well enough against her you are guaranteed to win. Not many of the women today play well enough, but JJ did today. Caro needs to do something about her fh, which more or less can only brush the ball.

HowardH
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:41 PM
Match statistics:

JJ 18 winners & 28 UE
Caro 11 winners & 34 UE

Those stats are probably not fair on Caro. Many of those errors were basically forced from her fh. It's subtle, but there is a technical issue with her forehand, she is not good at hitting through the contact point on it, so deep balls are very tough for her. Her contact is always a brush, and unlike most players she cannot adjust it to hit flatter, so sometimes on deep balls she tries to brush and the ball doesn't even make the net, while many other players, sensing the risk of missing the shot, would hit through the contact more and make sure they got clean strings on the ball.

Ferg
Mar 22nd, 2010, 12:26 AM
Saved. Jaja and Legenda :bowdown: