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Willam
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:35 PM
Jelena :rocker2:

Vaidisova
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:35 PM
Congrats Jelena!

Ellery
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:36 PM
Jelena :rocker: :hearts: OMG, so happy :woohoo:

Potato
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:36 PM
Congratulations Jaja! Saved the WTA!

Hayato
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:36 PM
Caro :help: :hug:

Jelena :yeah:

young_gunner913
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:36 PM
Great job Jaja, well deserved. :yeah:

duhcity
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:36 PM
:hearts:

Steff_forever
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:36 PM
another "whale" for one of my faves :bounce: :aparty: :bounce:
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

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

Petkorazzi
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:36 PM
JaJaGoat. :rocker:

LindsayRulz
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:36 PM
Congrats Jelena.

Wozniacki :unsure:

nevetssllim
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:36 PM
Well done Jelena! :bounce:

DragonFlame
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:36 PM
shittastic performance from wozniacki, work on that forehand :help: :tape:

Jelena, well done. :yeah: This is the way to play for you, work on that serve though.

Nacho
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:36 PM
gotta admit caro sucked big time, but Jelena played some good tennis, specially in that second set. I could see some glimpses of her old self there :yeah:

so happy for her :hearts: Hope this title will help her gain some confidence back

Jorn
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:36 PM
Caro :sad:


But Jelena playing too well!

jamatthews
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:36 PM
I despair at anyone who watched that and doesn't think Wozniacki is a big steaming #2. :hehehe:

Jelena :worship: :bounce:

Julian.
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:37 PM
Congratz JJ!!!!! :worship:

Inger67
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:37 PM
Wow, actually nice to see her comeback after basically being invisible on the tour for the past 18 months!

John.
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:37 PM
Woo to the Hoo - Congrats Jelena

Caro is THE worst World #2 ever. When she does anything other than push, she looks like a club player :o

Libertango
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:37 PM
OMG F*ck yess! Well done Jelena!!

darkangel23
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:37 PM
Caro put too much pressure on herself... Didn't play well at all... Disappointing performance!

Gdsimmons
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:37 PM
Whew!

This will be the only time I say this
but
Thank GOD that Jelena won!!

moby
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:37 PM
Expected. JJ's early ball-striking and precise depth and placement proved to be the kind of steady aggression that all pushers hate.
She chipped away at Wozniacki shot by shot until she got the easy ball to put away.

For a few games at the end of the first set and start of the second, Wozniacki tried to inject more pace into her shots and actually go for winners, but her groundstroke technique was absolutely inept for generating pace and she hit some hilarious errors. Keep on pushing, girl.

Diesel
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:37 PM
Congrats to Jelena on another title and to Caroline on the ranking :yeah:

hablo
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:37 PM
Jankovic completely outclassed Wozniacki. :bowdown:

But that outfit has got to go. :tape:

PLP
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:37 PM
Excellent win for Jelena, I hope she can keep up this form.
:worship:

It's OK Caro, please learn from this...you are very talented, please be more consistent on the forehand (especially) and volley.
:kiss:

Patrick345
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:37 PM
Proper trashing. Jelena totally owns Wozniacki. :worship::worship: Wozniacki has no idea how to break Jankovic down.

mauresmofan
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:38 PM
That's as well as I've ever seen Jankovic play. Great news for the tour that she's a force again.

bjurra
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:38 PM
My God Pushniacki was bad...

Well deserved tournament win for JJ.

Si_Hi
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:38 PM
what a bad match:tape:
congrats jelena, you totally deserve the win:angel:

Mikey.
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:38 PM
Yay :inlove: I'm so happy for Jelena!

madmax
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:38 PM
Diva is back!!!:devil:

Nikkiri
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:38 PM
Can't believe I'm happy for Jankovic :lol: but of course well deserved. LadyJaJa~

Dexter
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:38 PM
Caro's made Jelena looked like a super big hitter. Sorry, Caroline but that's how far your game takes you when the opponent doesn't make errors and is more solid than you from the baseline.
Congrats to Jelena, the best I've seen her play since 2008.

I was :scared: that the British commentator would cum commentating on Caroline's game... :tape:

Keadz
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:38 PM
Caro was hopless :help: The difference between that and her last match was huge.

Jankovic was awesome though, welcome back JJ! Thats more like it, we need her back up the top of the tour.

If Jelenaa is able to sustain that level of play, she will be more accomplished then when she got to number 1. Much more aggresive, nice to see.

Jane Lane
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:38 PM
Jelena :worship: She deserved it today; played amazing! She went for it out there.

Caroline on the other hand, failed miserably at pushing. I'm not even sure how that's possible. 11 winners to 34 UEs...:help:

tenniscrazy84
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:38 PM
:yippee::yippee::yippee::yippee:

CrossCourt~Rally
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:38 PM
:woohoo: A beautifully played match from Lady JaJa :worship:. I LOVED the 2nd to last point where Caro was moonballing and then JJ was like...thats IT and slammed a winner down the line :lol: :bounce:

Caro :hug: Still a very nice run to the finals. Congrats on becoming the #2 player in the world :bounce:

jefrilibra
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:38 PM
Yeah JJ! :yeah:

And Caro fans still deny she's a pusher???!!!:help:

homogenius
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:38 PM
Orgasm

hingisGOAT
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:38 PM
Another bad match to cap off the bad week for WTA. :rolleyes: I've been defending Wozniacki all week but honestly, even the most brainless ball basher wouldn't have made as many brainless decisions as she did. Why she would miss 5 easy returns in Jankovic's last two service games -- when her opponent was clearly getting tight -- is beyond me. And what kind of pusher makes that many unforced errors? :confused:

brent-o
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:39 PM
Yay JJ! She played a great tactical match too!

hablo
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:39 PM
Expected. JJ's early ball-striking and precise depth and placement proved to be the kind of steady aggression that all pushers hate.

Exactly.

She just knows how to play her...

bjurra
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:39 PM
Excellent win for Jelena, I hope she can keep up this form.
:worship:

It's OK Caro, please learn from this...you are very talented, please be more consistent on the forehand (especially) and volley.
:kiss:

Volley doesnt matter, she never approaches the net anyway, for good reasons. Her service returns were a complete disaster today.

Smoothstuff
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:39 PM
AnnaK-4ever :bowdown:

Cookie Power
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:39 PM
Second best player in the world dontcha know. :lol::lol:

Caro proving, once again, what an awful, boring, one-dimensional player she is. Her deluded fanbase need to face up to the fact that she just isn't good enough to compete with the top players.

Caroline Wozniacki? What a load of crap.

http://www.threadbombing.com/data/media/2/you_suck.gif

Oh and well done JJ.

Otlichno
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:39 PM
Jelena completely outplayed Wozniacki. Congrats Jelena!! :smooch:

Wozniacki learn to hit a forehand. :help:

Lunaris
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:39 PM
Just take the ball early and Wozzy is lost, what a pathetic performance.

Hashim.
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:39 PM
JJ:inlove:
biggest title to date:sobbing:
i am so happy:D
hat second last point:hearts:


Caroline:hug:

miffedmax
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:39 PM
Barf. Oh well. I know I'm probably in the minority. On to Miami.

Sounds like JJ deserved it though.

jbeacinu
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:39 PM
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSs
JJ finally wins a bigger tournament. beating pusher, who played horribly by the way.

Some of those shots towards the end were getting really loopy.
what a backhand at 30-15 at last game!
yayyy

Vanity Bonfire
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:39 PM
The Glitter Queen is back, y'all.

KamilZ
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:39 PM
Well done JJ! :) Good for her, that she won :)

allrounder
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:39 PM
Fuck Yes! :banana: so happy for JJ, i didn't think i'd see her win another big title again. She played the perfect match tactics-wise by remaining patient in the long rallies and waiting for the right time to go for an attacking shot and it really paid off. I haven't seen her play as well as that for a long while. The match was a lot better than the W/UE show because there were a lot of long rallies.

Apoleb
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:40 PM
Too good from JJ. Much, much better than of the matches I've seen from her today. Pushniacki was just not going to beat her today, but I believe she should've stuck to pushing instead of her pathetic, dismal "aggression." :help:

And if people still think she can construct points in any sort of intelligent manner, then you got your proofs today.

olivero
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:40 PM
:bigcry: :bounce:
That was simply beautiful :bowdown:
GOAT outplayed Caro in every single departament. She f*cking rocks!!!!!!!!

Caro played such a one-dimensional tennis. She had no answers for Jeca's GOATness.
WTA #2 :tape:

Love you Jeca. Go and win Miami too :inlove:

MBM
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:40 PM
12 months ago, I really hated JJ... but here I am over the moon happy for her and excited for her 2010 season. How 12 months changes things...

bjurra
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:40 PM
Yeah JJ! :yeah:

And Caro fans still deny she's a pusher???!!!:help:

I think very few Caro fans deny she is a pusher.

Slutiana
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:40 PM
LADY JAJA. :bowdown: Congrats gurl. Hopefully she will avoid Venus from now on :scared: continue this form and get back into the top 5. :D


Yet again Wozniacki outclassed by a decent player It's all great when players are sucking but as soon as someone plays decent, she's just as one-dimensional as any ballbasher. kman :bigwave::kiss:

LoveFifteen
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:40 PM
I think Caroline is a nice girl and I like her, but man, her game is just not dynamic. Her net game is poor and when she tries to hit a forceful shot, she makes an error. She is not even a counter-puncher. She is just a grinder.

is1531
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:40 PM
Shake EM up Janko!

fantic
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:41 PM
Jankovic bossed Wozzie around. Clearly the better player won.
Congrats to Lady Jaja :yeah:

Caroline :hug:

Annak4ever, who's the winner of Miami? :lol:

PLP
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:41 PM
Another bad match to cap off the bad week for WTA. :rolleyes: I've been defending Wozniacki all week but honestly, even the most brainless ball basher wouldn't have made as many brainless decisions as she did. Why she would miss 5 easy returns in Jankovic's last two service games -- when her opponent was clearly getting tight -- is beyond me. And what kind of pusher makes that many unforced errors? :confused:

Jelena broke down Caro's forehand and so she was really impatient on that side by the end of the match...she was just a little flat the entire time...it happens.

hankqq
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:41 PM
Jankovic played pretty well. The only thing she could have improved was her 1st serve % :shrug: She kept the errors down, had good tactics and moved well. Hopefully she'll keep this form up and be in the mix again. We need more of the top players at their best.

Wozniacki had her worst day of the tournament today by far :lol: :sad: She looked soooo nervous throughout the match and made many uncharacteristic errors. She got going a bit more from 0-2 down in the 2nd set. She had chances on Jankovic's serve at 1-2, 3-4 and 4-5, but she didn't capitalize on them.

hater
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:41 PM
The ugly one won.. what's the deal with all the acne?

pokey camp
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:42 PM
JJ! :hearts: :worship:

Well deserved and never really in doubt; she's just better than Caro. :shrug:

perseus2006
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:42 PM
JJ at her best. Good win.

Woz seemed listless, tentative and scared... Very poor performance. Certainly takes the shine off of moving to #2.

Radix2
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:42 PM
That's the best I've seen Jelena play in a long time. The serve is still not that good.

Monzanator
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:42 PM
Wozniacki haters having their five minutes of glory :lol: On to Miami I'll say :)

espntennis
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:42 PM
Wow. Great match Lady JaJa. Keep gaining confidence.

WowWow
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:42 PM
Congrats Jelena "Get yuor arm off of my leg" Jankovic :hearts:

espntennis
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:43 PM
Jelena did not let Caro play at all. Threw Caro off visibly.

LightWarrior
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:43 PM
what's the deal with all the acne?

You don't know it yet ? That's when you take too much...candy. lol

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:44 PM
JJGOAT is BACK!!!:cool:

Caro being gracious in defeat.:)

Lucemferre
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:44 PM
JJ :rocker:

Valanga
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:44 PM
If this (I am talking about Caro's final performance today) is what the future of WTA...I would stop watching tennis :o
a world #2 cannot hit a proper forehand :o

Roookie
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:44 PM
Jelena!!!:bigcry::sobbing::bounce::bowdown::aparty :

V-MAC
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:44 PM
Congrats JJ:bounce::aparty: Looks like she is getting her mojo back:yeah:

JJPower
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:44 PM
I love her :) She gives me thrill she was giving in 2008! Grats Jelena, you deserved it!

She killed the pusher.
She saved the WTA.

I guess that chapter about Dementieva Airlines where Pushniacki attacks ends now with Lady JaJa trashing her!

:cool::cool::cool::cool::cool:

shoparound
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:44 PM
And people say she was the worst #1 over Ana??

Agata.
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:45 PM
Jelena :hearts: :worship:
I'm so happy :bounce:
Very good play, Wozniacki had simply no idea what to do to beat her
Keep playing like that JJ!

danieln1
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:45 PM
Even though Jankovic played really well, Caro played reeally, really bad...

She was missing a lot of easy balls in the important moments...

Njay16
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:45 PM
Second best player in the world dontcha know. :lol::lol:

Caro proving, once again, what an awful, boring, one-dimensional player she is. Her deluded fanbase need to face up to the fact that she just isn't good enough to compete with the top players.

Caroline Wozniacki? What a load of crap.

http://www.threadbombing.com/data/media/2/you_suck.gif

Oh and well done JJ.


We are deluded because we don't call her pushniacki and make immature blows at her when she is having decent results? :rolleyes:

Caro :hug: Good week. Found her game again and got to another final. Keep it up in Miami :yeah:

Congrats Jelena.

spencercarlos
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:45 PM
I think Caroline is a nice girl and I like her, but man, her game is just not dynamic. Her net game is poor and when she tries to hit a forceful shot, she makes an error. She is not even a counter-puncher. She is just a grinder.
Well said.
Plus Jelena plays a similar game but way way more resources and options. Clearly the better player won today. Caroline has a lot of work to do in order to improve.

brent-o
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:45 PM
What a buzzkill the BNP Paribas guy is! Just give the trophies, not go on and on about how great BNP Paribas is!

Keadz
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:45 PM
This guy needs to shut up, stop failing and give Jelena her trophy.

istase2000
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:45 PM
JJ i knew you'd do it
clearly the better player

Nacho
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:46 PM
I hope Jelena can build on this, I'm really looking forward to the clay season

Vaidisova
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:46 PM
Jelena with the trophy :lol:

Tennisstar86
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:46 PM
she cant lift the trophy....:lol: itd have been funny if it dropped and shattered...

olivero
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:47 PM
the trophy is too heavy for Jelena :lol: :rolls:

HowardH
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:47 PM
Too good from JJ today. Her serving weakness of only being able to serve second serves to the fh on the deuce court is completely neutralised against Caroline, since her fh is weaker. Her extra aggressiveness paid off too, I like what I saw from JJ's groundstroke game. Caro's game is always a test, but a fair test- if you play well enough against her you are more or less 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 pretty much can only brush the ball. Her fh broke down today almost completely.

The unforced error stats that were showed 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 (and sometimes other balls too that don't seem tough). Her contact is always a brush, and unlike most players she cannot adjust it to hit flatter, so sometimes on difficult-to-time balls she tries to brush and the ball doesn't even make the net, while many other players, sensing the risk of mistiming the shot, would hit through the contact more and make sure they got clean strings on the ball.

Sammm
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:47 PM
This match amused me for a number of reasons:
-Snezzana taking the obligatory sip of "water" on match point.
-The British commentators who gushed over both women's games far too much. At 5-3 they praised Wozniacki for being a good loser and "not throwing her toys of the pram."
-Wozniacki's game was just awful. Forehand and volleys :spit:

jbeacinu
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:47 PM
LOL and not being able to lift the trophy

LightWarrior
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:47 PM
The organizers are so dumb. The trophy is so heavy that Jankovic can't even hold it. Never saw that before.

Cookie Power
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:47 PM
We are deluded because we don't call her pushniacki

Yep.

A-Bond
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:48 PM
Well I'm not a fan but I'm happy that JJ has won. She really deserved it. I only watched the 2nd set and it was not that bad.

As for Pushniacki, after Charleston, Madrid and Flushing Meadows she fails to win another really big final. Her game is boring as ever. Additionally, she's totally clueless when someone does not hit 5000 UE's.

Otlichno
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:48 PM
Wow, the guy who handed Jelena the trophy is a bit :weirdo:

Whatever the glitter queen is back :rocker:

cellophane
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:48 PM
:lol: "The trophy is too heavy"

Sexysova
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:48 PM
congrats Lady JaJa :yeah: :D

Caro! :hug: good tournament but honestly, you were awful in the final :lol:

Monzanator
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:49 PM
And people say she was the worst #1 over Ana??

Well, she didn't win a Slam and patheticly choked away their SF at RG when they were both at their best. Nuff said.

MaBaker
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:49 PM
She's pregnant. Congratulations.

:inlove:

*Jean*
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:49 PM
Jelena :inlove:

lemonwilly
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:49 PM
Jelena :hearts:

Princeza
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:49 PM
http://smileys.sur-la-toile.com/repository/Amour/0007.gif Jajastic.

Illusionist
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:50 PM
Well done JJ! She tactically outplayed Wozniacki! Enough winners (18) for a match that isn't that long, not to mention against Wozniacki.

I'm so happppppyyyyy

Mrs. Peel
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:50 PM
Wozniacki #2 in the world :o, especially after that performance :tape:

Congrats to JJ. She really needed that win. She's been playing beneath herself. No contest against Wozniacki.

HeninFan_2008
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:50 PM
Can someone post a pic of Jelena trying to hold the trophy?

hingisGOAT
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:50 PM
Jankovic is a bit of a bitch, did anyone see her smack her coach's hand? He kind of stuttered for a second after that... he probably wanted to smack her right back...

Mrs. Peel
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:51 PM
That BNP Paribas guy:help:

AnnaK_4ever
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:51 PM
Never in doubt. I preditced this exact outcome before the tournament started.

Jankovic did what every top-player should do to the weaponless Dane -- outplayed Wozniacki in all aspects of the game.
I wanna specially thank Jelena for exposing Wozniacki's extreme lack of options in her game. I had a good laugh when, towards the end of the match, Wozniacki, out of pure desperation I guess, tried to go for her non-existent shots. :lol:

olivero
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:51 PM
IW and their new trophy :rolleyes: :lol:

Sammm
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:51 PM
LOL and not being able to lift the trophy

That too :lol: They should bring back the whale :hearts:
Congrats to JJ, though. Biggest title of her career, right? Biggest trophy too. ;)

homogenius
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:51 PM
And JJ wasn't even that good.She was brilliant in the first 4 games and after that she just controlled the match with adequate agression and defense.She served much better in her previous matches and still Wozniacki was clueless.

Nice way to shut up the doubters :devil:

Valanga
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:51 PM
Jankovic is a bit of a bitch, did anyone see her smack her coach's hand? He kind of stuttered for a second after that... he probably wanted to smack her right back...

seriously he won't care, as long as she wins the whole thing :lol:

Mrs. Peel
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:52 PM
Jankovic is a bit of a bitch, did anyone see her smack her coach's hand? He kind of stuttered for a second after that... he probably wanted to smack her right back...

a bit!:eek:

Dave.
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:52 PM
Congrats Jelena! :yeah:

I don't really know what to think. Jankovic now holds two of the biggest hardcourt titles on tour (a Mandatory and Premier5) and is still well inside the top 10 yet it feels like she's been in a slump the past year. :shrug: She has hardly done anything in 2010 anyway. And I can't believe that watching this match I'm thinking of Jankovic as a player from "the good old days", seriously 2008 seems like a whole different era to me now. :lol:

Dodoboy.
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:52 PM
Still #2 :yeah:

But seriously, that was dishearting, disappointing and DISGUSTING from Caro. She CAN play better, didn't get enough first serves in the first set - i remember last year she'd average at about 78%, she was about 33% for most of the first set. Some good patches from her, but JJ (Her worst possible match - who is a 'better' version of her) exposed EVERY weakness in Caro's game. Her forehand, transition game, her second serve return - all of these things STILL need work! JJ did play well though, but Caro was just AWFUL today. 34 errors? Must be very rare for her.
She'll figure out JJ soon, like she did Dementieva - just not on a day like this from JJ. Big win Jelena, well done.

Caro, good luck in Miami, hope to see you in the final with Venus!

Just Do It
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:52 PM
Janka Talibanka :worship:
She was amazing today, cant really remember when was the last time she played this good.
Another title :yeah:

Kim's_fan_4ever
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:52 PM
I love that woman :hysteric: Absolutely outstanding today :bowdown:
And :spit: @ for not being able to lift her trohpy :haha::inlove:
Carpo :hug: Still love ya.

Derek.
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:52 PM
Caro. :o

Well done, Jelena. :yeah:

is1531
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:53 PM
I Loved JJ on her post game speech. She can make anybody laugh.

hankqq
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:53 PM
Jankovic is a bit of a bitch, did anyone see her smack her coach's hand? He kind of stuttered for a second after that... he probably wanted to smack her right back...

that was hilarious :lol: but in her defense, I don't like touchy feely people either :lol: Her coach didn't have to touch her knee while talking to her:shrug:

Tennisstar86
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:53 PM
Jankovic is a bit of a bitch, did anyone see her smack her coach's hand? He kind of stuttered for a second after that... he probably wanted to smack her right back...

haha, i saw that, but he was leaning on her thigh which is prolly tired and sore from the weeks of tennis....

Vaidisova Ruled
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:53 PM
Jelena, Indian Wells Champion !!! I'm so happy !!!
I'm so happy. Her best title so far. Save the WTA JJ !!!!!
:worship::worship::bounce::bounce:


Caroline, World #2 :o Thank god, she is at least pretty

Monzanator
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:53 PM
And JJ wasn't even that good.She was brilliant in the first 4 games an after that she just controlled the match with adequate agression and defense.She served much better in her previous matches and still Wozniacki was clueless.

Nice way to shut up the doubters :devil:

The doubters will never shut up ;)

Drimal
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:53 PM
This is a great title for Jelena :aparty: :worship:

I hope this trophy will be a confidence booster and JJ will play a great clay season. :D

tennisfreak38
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:53 PM
Congrats JJ!!!

Nikkiri
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:54 PM
And people say she was the worst #1 over Ana??

Dear god you mention Ivanovic a lot :lol:

BlackPanther.
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:54 PM
Caro :smash::sad:
JJ :yeah:, well deserved Caro today played :rolleyes::o
and the trophy :lol::lol:

Valanga
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:54 PM
And :spit: @ for not being able to lift her trohpy :haha::inlove:


I need a clip :sobbing: pronto

simonsaystennis
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:54 PM
Not a big fan of Jelena, but I'm really glad she has regained form and confidence here. She played a pretty solid match and really took it to Caroline!

Great week Caro :hug:

Optima
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:55 PM
I cannot be more thrilled for Jelena, just elated. I was certain she was going to choke away the match, or just go away, but she held her nerve and managed to get the job done. Some blazing play for patches throughout the match.

Good try Caroline, continue to improve! :hug: Good week.

Iceland
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:55 PM
Well done Jelena! Totally exposed how bad Wozniacki's FH is and played pretty confidently and patiently to win a match she totally dominated. It's good to have this aggressive and athletic Jankovic back. Her volleys weren't really great but I did like the fact that she came to the net, like in 2006.

Wozniacki couldn't do anything against a player as consistent as her but way more complete. Tennis won. :)

Ellery
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:55 PM
I cannot be more thrilled for Jelena, just elated. I was certain she was going to choke away the match, or just go away, but she held her nerve and managed to get the job done. Some blazing play for patches throughout the match.

Good try Caroline, you may not be your favorite, but you gave it your best shot - continue to improve! :hug:

:lol:

Daniela-Is-Mine
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:56 PM
Furthers my love for this tournament

Cookie Power
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:56 PM
But seriously, that was dishearting, disappointing and DISGUSTING from Caro.

That pretty much sums her up as player and person.

Kampi
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:57 PM
I'm really happy tonight. :D BIG CONGRATS Jelena :worship::worship::kiss::kiss::worship::worship:
Great tourny win....the biggest title so far and obviously heaviest trophy, too.:lol: Anyway it feels great.:D

GO JJ:bounce:

VIKA?
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:57 PM
GOAT:inlove::bowdown: amazing tournament JAJA:yeah:

BluSthil
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:57 PM
Congratulations to Jelena. I thought this final was going to be much closer. It was evident that Jelena has worked hard in training. She looked in great shape, her serve was very good, and her movement was excellent. If she can continue to work hard, she should be a threat to anyone on the tour. I bet she can't wait to move in to her new 20,000 sq ft home in San Diego, CA. Better keep winning girl !!!

empressionist
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:57 PM
Good stuff from JJ!
You GO girl!

SAISAI-GOAT
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:57 PM
what embarassing performance from the SEWTA #2 :tape:

JaJa :inlove:

Roookie
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:57 PM
Still #2 :yeah:

But seriously, that was dishearting, disappointing and DISGUSTING from Caro. She CAN play better, didn't get enough first serves in the first set - i remember last year she'd average at about 78%, she was about 33% for most of the first set. Some good patches from her, but JJ (Her worst possible match - who is a 'better' version of her) exposed EVERY weakness in Caro's game. Her forehand, transition game, her second serve return - all of these things STILL need work! JJ did play well though, but Caro was just AWFUL today. 34 errors? Must be very rare for her.
She'll figure out JJ soon, like she did Dementieva - just not on a day like this from JJ. Big win Jelena, well done.

Caro, good luck in Miami, hope to see you in the final with Venus!

She won't beat any top player if they're not making errors..as simple as that.

youizahoe
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:57 PM
Janka Talibanka :inlove:

Bobisa
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:58 PM
well done Jelena :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: congrats! :rocker2: :bigclap: :woohoo:
Caro :hug:

Serenita
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:58 PM
Congrats JJ

mure
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:58 PM
Jankovic is a bit of a bitch, did anyone see her smack her coach's hand? He kind of stuttered for a second after that... he probably wanted to smack her right back...

Who is her coach?I thought she didn't have one.

M.P
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:58 PM
Congra JJ
but Caro it's not so great better next time in big final

BlackPanther.
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:59 PM
And people say she was the worst #1 over Ana??

Oh come on! Did JJ defeated Ana today? :shrug: Get over it... :rolleyes:
But if you want to know, Ana have 1 GS title, 2 GS runner-up, 1 Wimby Semifinal, IW title, IW runner up :rolleyes:

ChriS.
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:59 PM
That was truly amazing. She totally destroyed Caroline who did nothing wrong. First few games, as I was expecting, she came out so strong and it was obvious she was head and shoulders above Caoline. This was some of the best tennis (http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?p=17457499&posted=1#) I have seen for ages and she is now back to her best. Lovely emotional speech. Jelena can be number one again if she continues to play like this. I love her.

TennisFan66
Mar 21st, 2010, 08:59 PM
No denying Jankovic is one of my least favourite players on the WTA tour, however I refuse to fall to the pathetic and juvenile level of so many posters here on TF.

Suffice to say, Caroline played rather poorly. To put it mildly and Jankovic was much better tactically prepared for the final. Credit to her and her camp for that.

And now all the haters are happy. The losing finalist and world No 2 is still just a teenager and still improving. Like Caroline will surely have learned from todays loss.

Caroline is still the one for the future :)

Brena
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:00 PM
Where have you been, Jelena, for so long?????? :crying2:
That was beautiful.

LCS
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:01 PM
Saves the WTA :worship:

Optima
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:02 PM
:lol:

Seriously, no idea why I typed that :rolls: Still in the shell shocked aura of her win. Caroline's a good girl.

MagicMilan
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:02 PM
Finally, about freaking time :worship:

bandabou
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:02 PM
Canb't beat Jelena at her own game..but when Jelena is more aggressive than you, then you know you're a pusher. :lol:

AndreConrad
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:02 PM
Congrats Jelena :yeah:
Caroline :hug:

Zweli
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:02 PM
Awful perfomance from Caroline
No 2 tomorrow?sounds even disgusting

Kim's_fan_4ever
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:03 PM
Who is her coach?I thought she didn't have one.

Chip Brooks, he works at Bollettieri's.

heavensider
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:03 PM
yeah!!

lady jaja

first major big title!!!!

Elwin.
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:03 PM
How delightful it was to see Jelena playing so well :D
Jelena :bowdown:

blueskye
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:03 PM
This is the best I've seen Jelena play in a long time! Her game level was extremely high and she deserved this title :worship: Both of them had alot of unforced errors though, but still a great match!

ce
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:04 PM
:sobbing:
:spit:

Cookie Power
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:04 PM
Caroline is still the one for the future :)

:hug: Glad you have that to comfort you after yet another embarrassing performance against a top player from the pathetic, one-dimensional Pusher.

Valanga
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:04 PM
seriously errani must be so pissed right now

дalex
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:06 PM
LOVE YOU, BOOBOOLINA! That was booboolicious! :hysteric:

ChriS.
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:06 PM
Still #2 :yeah:

But seriously, that was dishearting, disappointing and DISGUSTING from Caro. She CAN play better, didn't get enough first serves in the first set - i remember last year she'd average at about 78%, she was about 33% for most of the first set. Some good patches from her, but JJ (Her worst possible match - who is a 'better' version of her) exposed EVERY weakness in Caro's game. Her forehand, transition game, her second serve return - all of these things STILL need work! JJ did play well though, but Caro was just AWFUL today. 34 errors? Must be very rare for her.
She'll figure out JJ soon, like she did Dementieva - just not on a day like this from JJ. Big win Jelena, well done.

Caro, good luck in Miami, hope to see you in the final with Venus!She was bad only because JJ had answers for everything. JJ was painting the lines. JJ demonstrated how to use the angles. JJ strikes the ball beautifully. All JJ had to do was to keep the pressure on Caroline - there was no need for her to keep up the level of those first few games by then, mentally, she had shown Caroline how superior JJ is. Caroline only hit 34 errors because JJ destroyed her confidence and her game.

TennisFan66
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:08 PM
That pretty much sums her up as player and person.

Shouldn't you be in bed by now? Its school tomorrow.

I gotta say. Of all the forums I visit, TF is by a mile the most WUM'ish, pathetic and juvenile.

Is there anyone here actually of a legal age?

tenn_ace
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:08 PM
not a big fan of Jankovic but thank her for beating Wozniacki

perseus2006
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:11 PM
What I don't get is the "Pushniacki" bit?!? As if JJ isn't a pusher. JJ's serves, for the most part, were under 90 mph! JJ's winners were the result of outpositioning Woz rather than putaways. I don't think JJ and her fans should celebrate too much: JJ isn't going very far with the "game" she showed today.

AnnaK_4ever
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:12 PM
Shouldn't you be in bed by now? Its school tomorrow.

I gotta say. Of all the forums I visit, TF is by a mile the most WUM'ish, pathetic and juvenile.

Is there anyone here actually of a legal age?

"You can check out anytime you like
But you can never leave"

Well, that was Eagles but you surely can do this. :wavey:

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:13 PM
Shouldn't you be in bed by now? Its school tomorrow.

I gotta say. Of all the forums I visit, TF is by a mile the most WUM'ish, pathetic and juvenile.

Is there anyone here actually of a legal age?

:confused:

By the way I'm legal, still go to school and am on my Easter Break.:)

Machi
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:13 PM
result of outpositioning Woz rather than putaways. I don't think JJ and her fans should celebrate too much: JJ isn't going very far with the "game" she showed today.

Well, she got the trophy. Has Pushniacki ever won a Tier 1? One thing is sure, JJ is 4-0 over Pushniacki.

TLP
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:15 PM
Not wanting to take anything away from JJ or her win but I was very surprised by the lack of movement from Caroline. I hadn't seen her that much and had no idea how slow she appears. JJ has always had good movement on the court but if Caroline is the new face of women's tennis, and she has a sweet face, we need the old faces to come back quick.

moby
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:15 PM
"You can check out anytime you like
But you can never leave"

Well, that was Eagles but you surely can do this. :wavey:Why would anyone check into Hotel Carolina in the first place? :unsure:

Billabong
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:15 PM
YEAAAAAHHHHH Well done Jelena, congrats for this awesome title and incredible performance to win your first title of 2010, and your biggest one so far:aparty:!! She was SO consistent out there and that's the way she played SO well in 2008, she really seems to be getting back to her best again, hopefully even better:D!!!! LOL at her lifting the trophy, hopefully she can still get some nice pics with it;)! I loved the way she was patient, used controlled aggression to perfection, her backhand was firing and her forehand was there as well, keep it up girl WTA need you:woohoo:!!!

BTW to think she won this title just now, after losing to Sevastova 2 weeks ago:lol: Nobody could have predicted that for her, I'm so thrilled:bowdown:!!!

oleada
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:16 PM
Woooo, my favorite player wins her biggest title beating my least favorite...couldn't be happier...

-NAJ-
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:17 PM
Great Jelena, just great:worship:
I'm so happy for her.:bounce:
It all started for her In Indian Wells 2001, when she played her first md match on WTA tour. when she as unranked player def. Rippner(rank:70) in 1st round 6-1 5-7 7-6(6) :lol: drama queen in early stages. and now she won IW.
Today JJ had low % 1st serve in for her but still very good stats.

Good tournament also for Wozniacki:worship:She is nice girl;) congrats for reaching #2.
there is lot of room for improvement and she will be even better. All the best Caroline.

ChriS.
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:17 PM
What I don't get is the "Pushniacki" bit?!? As if JJ isn't a pusher. JJ's serves, for the most part, were under 90 mph! JJ's winners were the result of outpositioning Woz rather than putaways. I don't think JJ and her fans should celebrate too much: JJ isn't going very far with the "game" she showed today.JJ was playing tennis as it supposed to be played.I never thought it was a crime to outposition you opponent? Caroline should pay JJ for the lesson she taught her today. I think once Caroline gets over this she will learn to add to her game and be stronger.

perseus2006
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:17 PM
Shouldn't you be in bed by now? Its school tomorrow.

I gotta say. Of all the forums I visit, TF is by a mile the most WUM'ish, pathetic and juvenile.

Is there anyone here actually of a legal age?

Take a look at the ESPN Tennis Board. Makes TF look like a discussion among Pulitzer Prise candidates.

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:18 PM
Overpowered by Jankovic :lol:

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:18 PM
What I don't get is the "Pushniacki" bit?!? As if JJ isn't a pusher. JJ's serves, for the most part, were under 90 mph! JJ's winners were the result of outpositioning Woz rather than putaways. I don't think JJ and her fans should celebrate too much: JJ isn't going very far with the "game" she showed today.

Caro = Pusher
JJ = Counterpuncher

She doesn't go all in on every point, but she does once she outpositioned her opponent.;)
Whenever Caro had the chance to go for a knock-out punch, she either just pushed it back or out or in the net, because she's not the mental GOAT some people would like to make her out to be. JJ put too much pressure on her and she folded underneath it.

And don't you worry about JJ not going far with her game. She already got to No.1 and we the fans are gonna celebrate this as long as we want!:worship::wavey:

AnnaK_4ever
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:19 PM
Why would anyone check into Hotel Carolina in the first place? :unsure:

Maybe they were delusional? Like Wozniacki on herself being a great player. :shrug:

AnomyBC
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:22 PM
Crappy match for Caro today, but at least she got a #2 Ranking and a $350,000 check. And she's also not quitting tennis to marry Radek. So it could be worse I suppose :)

TennisFan66
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:23 PM
Take a look at the ESPN Tennis Board. Makes TF look like a discussion among Pulitzer Prise candidates.

Thank you for the warning. I shall stay well clear.

Its just a shame there are so few good sports forums in general. A reasonable level of discussion and debate is so hard to find.

I wish the parental control software was used more strictly!

Gdsimmons
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:23 PM
Hotel Carolina???:haha::haha:Dear lord

northern lad
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:24 PM
What I don't get is the "Pushniacki" bit?!? As if JJ isn't a pusher. JJ's serves, for the most part, were under 90 mph! JJ's winners were the result of outpositioning Woz rather than putaways. I don't think JJ and her fans should celebrate too much: JJ isn't going very far with the "game" she showed today.

jj wasn't the one initiating moonball rallies trying to push her opponent back. :weirdo: just because she doesn't hit blistering winners doesn't make her a pusher. she was looking to take the ball early whenever possible.

slamchamp
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:24 PM
when the REAL top players play good woz has NO chance

TennisFan66
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:25 PM
Maybe they were delusional? Like Wozniacki on herself being a great player. :shrug:

OMG. 8,850 posts on a msg board!?!?!?! Do you do ANYTHING else?

Thkmra
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:27 PM
I despair at anyone who watched that and doesn't think Wozniacki is a big steaming #2. :hehehe:
Jelena :worship: :bounce:

:spit: At least with that 'Shitastic' performance, this caps an end to this ceaselessly dreadful tournament!!:tape:

ChriS.
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:27 PM
:woohoo: A beautifully played match from Lady JaJa :worship:. I LOVED the 2nd to last point where Caro was moonballing and then JJ was like...thats IT and slammed a winner down the line :lol: :bounce:

Caro :hug: Still a very nice run to the finals. Congrats on becoming the #2 player in the world :bounce:Yes, that really was cruel!

edificio
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:28 PM
Congratulations to Jelena! Very well-played match, well-thought out by her (and her coach). She really showed Woz Woz Wozniacki's limitations. I'm sure she had supreme confidence, though, since the head to head was so one-sided.

That trophy is TOO heavy. Omigod. Nice looking, though.

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:29 PM
OMG. 8,850 posts on a msg board!?!?!?! Do you do ANYTHING else?

Your last resort: Insulting people on the internet who actually make useful contributions to this forum.:weirdo:

You still haven't answered what "WUM'is" is.

A Magicman
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:30 PM
Thank you, Miss Jankovic.

_Cell-chuk
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:30 PM
Excellent win from Jelena.

This performance reminded me of the match when she beat Dementieva at the 2006 USOpen QF. She was very agressive with the forehand back then and attacked Elena's serve whenever possible. A very similar performance today.

She is a contender for the French and the US Opens with this kind of form if she is injury free.

Congrats Lady JaJa !!!

JJ's biatch
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:31 PM
Maybe they were delusional? Like Wozniacki on herself being a great player. :shrug:

:rocker2:

good job Janka Talibanka :kiss:
good luck in Miami :drool:

matty
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:32 PM
Yes!!!!! Congrats Jelena!

Woz seems like a nice girl, but I can't stand her game--so glad Jelena won!

Viktymise
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:33 PM
She'll figure out JJ soon, like she did Dementieva

What was to figure out about beating Dementieva? Considering Lena D. plays absolutely braindead almost every time they play there's not much to work out. That's certainly not the case when she has to play Jankovic who is a superior tactician/match player and that's the biggest key to this match-up. Dementieva does do nearly everything better than Wozniacki on the face of it but not tactically.

In this case, Jankovic does everything better than Wozniacki on the face of it, including tactically. She's faster, more agile and thus a better defender. Hits a more consistently deep balls and it's much more penetrating. She moves the ball around much better and can play more angles. Her technique is better and when she cranks up the pace of the rallies she knows Wozniacki's primitive technique will crack before hers. Wozniacki is forced to take way more risks against Jankovic than against practically anyone else.

Unlike some people in this thread, I don't think Wozniacki's level dipped much from her play here throughout the week. She was up against a much better version of herself and found her own game randered useless which is why she went for more winners than usual. Of course her technique couldn't withstand this and threw in a heap of ugly UEs.

Arnian
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:34 PM
Grats Jelena!!

silvamarius
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:35 PM
Good job JJ! :bigclap:

Hugh.
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:36 PM
You still haven't answered what "WUM'is" is.

It stands for wind-up merchant, which is essentially what GM is full of.

TheAllan
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:36 PM
Still feel we were brutally robbed of a Sara Errani-Vania King final.

perseus2006
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:36 PM
JJ was playing tennis as it supposed to be played.I never thought it was a crime to outposition you opponent? Caroline should pay JJ for the lesson she taught her today. I think once Caroline gets over this she will learn to add to her game and be stronger.

It certainly isn't a crime to outmaneuver the opponent. The issue of concern was that JJ, at no point in the match, showed any "strength of shot" ability while playing another pusher whose normal shot was probably in the 40-50 mph range.

JJ was the better pusher today, the last woman standing at the tournament and has the title to document it. But, JJ is a pusher, which was my point.

Having watched the entire match, the question in my mind is: How did these two players get to the IW Final? It was, afterall, a rather poor all around performance.

Shafanovic.
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:38 PM
Lady JaJa. :dance:

moby
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:39 PM
It certainly isn't a crime to outmaneuver the opponent. The issue of concern was that JJ, at no point in the match, showed any "strength of shot" ability while playing another pusher whose normal shot was probably in the 40-50 mph range.

JJ was the better pusher today, the last woman standing at the tournament and has the title to document it. But, JJ is a pusher, which was my point.

Having watched the entire match, the question in my mind is: How did these two players get to the IW Final? It was, afterall, a rather poor all around performance.You fundamentally misunderstand what a pusher is.

A pusher is not simply someone who hits with little pace. She is someone who hits with little pace and placement and has little desire to end points on her own terms, preferring to bring balls back high over the net and far from the lines over and over again, hoping to bore her opponent into gifting her unforced errors.

Radwanska hits with even less weight of shot than Wozniacki but no one would accuse her of being a pusher. Incompetent and useless, yes, but not a pusher.

Steff_forever
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:40 PM
Excellent win from Jelena.

This performance reminded me of the match when she beat Dementieva at the 2006 USOpen QF. She was very agressive with the forehand back then and attacked Elena's serve whenever possible. A very similar performance today.

She is a contender for the French and the US Opens with this kind of form if she is injury free.

Congrats Lady JaJa !!!
agreed.

Hopefully she can keep it up.

Dodoboy.
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:40 PM
She won't beat any top player if they're not making errors..as simple as that.

JJ was making errors, that's not the point.

There are ways to beat JJ without hitting through her, well not in this sort of form. But day to day.

Lefty.
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:41 PM
JJ :yeah: Haven't seen her play like this in a while.

ChriS.
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:42 PM
What was to figure out about beating Dementieva? Considering Lena D. plays absolutely braindead almost every time they play there's not much to work out. That's certainly not the case when she has to play Jankovic who is a superior tactician/match player and that's the biggest key to this match-up. Dementieva does do nearly everything better than Wozniacki on the face of it but not tactically.

In this case, Jankovic does everything better than Wozniacki on the face of it, including tactically. She's faster, more agile and thus a better defender. Hits a more consistently deep balls and it's much more penetrating. She moves the ball around much better and can play more angles. Her technique is better and when she cranks up the pace of the rallies she knows Wozniacki's primitive technique will crack before hers. Wozniacki is forced to take way more risks against Jankovic than against practically anyone else.

Unlike some people in this thread, I don't think Wozniacki's level dipped much from her play here throughout the week. She was up against a much better version of herself and found her own game randered useless which is why she went for more winners than usual. Of course her technique couldn't withstand this and threw in a heap of ugly UEs.Great analysis.

JJPower
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:43 PM
Still feel we were brutally robbed of a Sara Errani-Vania King final.

In that case we would probably ask Caroline to save WTA lol :help:

Marilyn Monheaux
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:43 PM
It certainly isn't a crime to outmaneuver the opponent. The issue of concern was that JJ, at no point in the match, showed any "strength of shot" ability while playing another pusher whose normal shot was probably in the 40-50 mph range.

JJ was the better pusher today, the last woman standing at the tournament and has the title to document it. But, JJ is a pusher, which was my point.

Having watched the entire match, the question in my mind is: How did these two players get to the IW Final? It was, afterall, a rather poor all around performance.

Oh please! Not today. Go rain on someone else's parade!:wavey:

JJ played great and hit some AWESOME WINNERS in this match. Counter punching at it's finest.

They both got there by beating their opponents or their opponents beating themselves (Nadia). Either way, both deserved it and the haters can suck it!:rolleyes:

AnomyBC
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:44 PM
Why would anyone check into Hotel Carolina in the first place? :unsure:

I'd totally check into the Hotel Carolina. Every night if I could :inlove:

MagicMilan
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:44 PM
It's a shame that Caroline is under so much criticism here, first JJ, then Dinara and now Caro gets all the crap for achieving a high ranking... Pathetic
I'm not a fan but I hope she reaches #1 one day without winning a GS. This board would go :weirdo:

Apoleb
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:45 PM
She was up against a much better version of herself and found her own game randered useless which is why she went for more winners than usual. Of course her technique couldn't withstand this and threw in a heap of ugly UEs.I don't totally agree with that. She did go for more winners than usual under the assumption that her game won't be good enough - which is true if JJ is hitting the ball well. But when she stuck to her more usual game, the game got tighter and they both went on serve. It is probably counter-intuitive to go on the Jankovic bh since it's the better shot, but she made quite a few UE on it today, while her forehand was doing the trick with the short cross-court angle on Woz's fh that was opening up the court. I think Woz played tactically wrong in the first set (start of second), and should've stuck to her own game. It could have been a closer match.

ChriS.
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:45 PM
It certainly isn't a crime to outmaneuver the opponent. The issue of concern was that JJ, at no point in the match, showed any "strength of shot" ability while playing another pusher whose normal shot was probably in the 40-50 mph range.

JJ was the better pusher today, the last woman standing at the tournament and has the title to document it. But, JJ is a pusher, which was my point.

Having watched the entire match, the question in my mind is: How did these two players get to the IW Final? It was, afterall, a rather poor all around performance.This is such rubbish that it is not worthy of an answer.

illusyve
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:46 PM
JJ's back :cheer: :hearts:
Keep it up!

Blu€
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:47 PM
Jelena was just too good today. Everything was working.
Caro good effort and great week, now good luck in Miami :hearts::kiss:

AnnaK_4ever
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:50 PM
It's a shame that Caroline is under so much criticism here, first JJ, then Dinara and now Caro gets all the crap for achieving a high ranking... Pathetic
I'm not a fan but I hope she reaches #1 one day without winning a GS. This board would go :weirdo:

I can never get such posts.
Wishing something solely to piss off people you don't even know? :help:

Viktymise
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:52 PM
I don't totally agree with that. She did go for more winners than usual under the assumption that her game won't be good enough - which is true if JJ is hitting the ball well. But when she stuck to her more usual game, the game got tighter and they both went on serve. It is probably counter-intuitive to go on the Jankovic bh since it's the better shot, but she made quite a few UE on it today, while her forehand was doing the trick with the short cross-court angle on Woz's fh that was opening up the court. I think Woz played tactically wrong in the first set, and should've stuck to her own game. It could have been a closer match.

IMO, she started off the first 4 games playing the way she normally does, Jankovic came out playing her best and it was 4-0 pretty quickly. Jankovic's level dipped somewhat and so it became tighter once Wozniacki started "pushing" again but it was still a high enough level for Jankovic to make it a comfortable win.

Wozniacki knows her own limitations and knew that Jankovic was playing too good for her to have a chance at beating her just trading her usual moonballs from the baseline so that's why she started throwing in many more uncharacteristic UEs than usual.

TheAllan
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:52 PM
It's a shame that Caroline is under so much criticism here, first JJ, then Dinara and now Caro gets all the crap for achieving a high ranking... Pathetic
Complaining about rankings is as rational as barking at the moon.

moby
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:53 PM
I don't totally agree with that. She did go for more winners than usual under the assumption that her game won't be good enough - which is true if JJ is hitting the ball well. But when she stuck to her more usual game, the game got tighter and they both went on serve. It is probably counter-intuitive to go on the Jankovic bh since it's the better shot, but she made quite a few UE on it today, while her forehand was doing the trick with the short cross-court angle on Woz's fh that was opening up the court. I think Woz played tactically wrong in the first set, and should've stuck to her own game. It could have been a closer match.JJ played fantastic in the first 4 games, before subconsciously(?) realising that she could move into a lower gear and still win comfortably. There was pretty much nothing Wozniacka could do there. The match only got close after those opening games because JJ's level came down, not because Wozniacka was reverting to her usual game. She played her usual game at the start.

JJ was going forehand to forehand with Caro (usually not a good play for JJ because the forehand is her weak side, but in this case it made sense.) To redirect the ball to JJ's backhand, Caro would have to hit the lower percentage shot DTL. Her forehand technique is so crummy that it's difficult for her to lift the ball over the high part of the net and keep it deep and in the court. Anything short and JJ would be all over it on the backhand.

Apoleb
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:54 PM
IMO, she started off the first 4 games playing the way she normally does, Jankovic came out playing her best and it was 4-0 pretty quickly. Jankovic's level dipped somewhat and so it became tighter once Wozniacki started "pushing" again but it was still a high enough level for Jankovic to make it a comfortable win.

Wozniacki knows her own limitations and knew that Jankovic was playing too good for her to have a chance at beating her just trading her usual moonballs from the baseline so that's why she started throwing in many more uncharacteristic UEs than usual.

OK. I did not watch the first 4 games, so I just assumed that she was bashing since the start of the first. That makes sense then.

G&R
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:57 PM
so happy for JJ..great win :hearts:

rucolo
Mar 21st, 2010, 09:58 PM
Congrats for IW title, Jelena!:bounce::D:yeah::hearts::woohoo:

Well played, Jelena!
Some fantastic points!:drool:

So happy for Jelena!
Impressive tournament!
Big fighter!:bowdown:

WTA singles title #12!
IW is Jelena`s biggest title.

Shocking that Jelena won IW!:speakles:

Steff_forever
Mar 21st, 2010, 10:04 PM
It certainly isn't a crime to outmaneuver the opponent. The issue of concern was that JJ, at no point in the match, showed any "strength of shot" ability while playing another pusher whose normal shot was probably in the 40-50 mph range.

JJ was the better pusher today, the last woman standing at the tournament and has the title to document it. But, JJ is a pusher, which was my point.

Having watched the entire match, the question in my mind is: How did these two players get to the IW Final? It was, afterall, a rather poor all around performance.
what an assemblage of irrational thoughts and plain provocations :yawn:

homogenius
Mar 21st, 2010, 10:05 PM
I think it'll be a great confidence boost for JJ.She fought really well this week AND brought it when it mattered the most, in the final.Her "new team" seems effective and I hope she has finally found some stability.

6th T1/Premier title for her and she can say that Indian W.is her home now :worship:

Apoleb
Mar 21st, 2010, 10:06 PM
JJ played fantastic in the first 4 games, before subconsciously(?) realising that she could move into a lower gear and still win comfortably. There was pretty much nothing Wozniacka could do there. The match only got close after those opening games because JJ's level came down, not because Wozniacka was reverting to her usual game. She played her usual game at the start.

It's both. Those bashing games were very costly for her. It's how JJ broke her in the second set, the only break. That's the advantage of having a pushing game. You take advantage when your opponent starts misfiring. After her father talked to her in the second set, she reverted to taking less risks and being more patient.


JJ was going forehand to forehand with Caro (usually not a good play for JJ because the forehand is her weak side, but in this case it made sense.) To redirect the ball to JJ's backhand, Caro would have to hit the lower percentage shot DTL. Her forehand technique is so crummy that it's difficult for her to lift the ball over the high part of the net and keep it deep and in the court. Anything short and JJ would be all over it on the backhand.

Good points, but I think she was also tactically going for the jankovic fh. Even fh from the middle of the court were directed to the JJ fh. It usually makes sense, but the bh wasn't really that good today.

treufreund
Mar 21st, 2010, 10:09 PM
Jelena did in any way "overpower" Wozniacki... She outplayed and outmaneuvered her by taking the ball early, changing direction of the ball, using some stout defense, precision and occasional net forays. Winning rallies with winner or forced is often not about "overpowering" someone.

Acinolbaj
Mar 21st, 2010, 10:11 PM
i am soo happy. :bounce:

JJ. :devil:;)

terjw
Mar 21st, 2010, 10:24 PM
Jelena was amazing. :hearts: The best I've seen her for two years maybe the best I think I've ever seen her. I hope she can continue like this. :worship:

But that BNP Paribas guy - drunk as a lord and stutterring over his words at the presentation. How many drinks had he had. What an idiot and keeping Jelena waiting and waiting and waiting before they presented her with that very heavy trophy.

Jedna je Jelena
Mar 21st, 2010, 10:26 PM
I was watching Jelena's finals in the last couple of years and Jelena has been excellent in ...Since Rome 2008 she was quite convincing ...Rome 2008 beat Alize Cornet 6:2,6:2, us open which she lost to serena in that amazing match,Tokio 2008 beat Kuznetsova 6:3,6:2,Stutgart beat Petrova 6:4,6:3,Moscow beat Zvonareva 6:2,6:4..In 2009 she beat Navaro in the mini mouse tournament and then won another convincing final against Safina in Cinncinati 6:4,6:2...and of course another two set win against Pushniacki 6:2,6:4..

BuTtErFrEnA
Mar 21st, 2010, 10:26 PM
well done jj...caro :hug: next time...

Slutati
Mar 21st, 2010, 10:30 PM
Congrats, JJ. :bigclap: I was pretty sure you were going to lose second round, but I'm glad you didn't.

Caro. :awww:

lestat111
Mar 21st, 2010, 10:32 PM
jj :bounce:

ohio
Mar 21st, 2010, 10:34 PM
Congrats JJ :worship:

laurie
Mar 21st, 2010, 10:44 PM
A superb performance by Jelena :)

sCoTt.ChE.
Mar 21st, 2010, 10:51 PM
JJ :worship: I was worried having only played half decent to get to the final, but it looks like some semblance of form is there, good news!

Wow, the guy who handed Jelena the trophy is a bit :weirdo:

Whatever the glitter queen is back :rocker:

Jelena was amazing. :hearts: The best I've seen her for two years maybe the best I think I've ever seen her. I hope she can continue like this. :worship:

But that BNP Paribas guy - drunk as a lord and stutterring over his words at the presentation. How many drinks had he had. What an idiot and keeping Jelena waiting and waiting and waiting before they presented her with that very heavy trophy.

:spit: I know right! I was scared he'd call JJ Jeleni Janoavic or something :o

goldenlox
Mar 21st, 2010, 10:53 PM
There were 6 former champions in the draw
Henin, Clijsters, Sharapova, Hantuchova, Ivanovic, Zvonareva.
So Jelena joins them. These were the last 2 USO finalists, so the only surprise is that they did not seem to be in form coming in

ChriS.
Mar 21st, 2010, 10:58 PM
I was watching Jelena's finals in the last couple of years and Jelena has been excellent in ...Since Rome 2008 she was quite convincing ...Rome 2008 beat Alize Cornet 6:2,6:2, us open which she lost to serena in that amazing match,Tokio 2008 beat Kuznetsova 6:3,6:2,Stutgart beat Petrova 6:4,6:3,Moscow beat Zvonareva 6:2,6:4..In 2009 she beat Navaro in the mini mouse tournament and then won another convincing final against Safina in Cinncinati 6:4,6:2...and of course another two set win against Pushniacki 6:2,6:4..That is a great recent finals record. She saves her best tennis for the best opponents and biggest occasions. Shows she has matured as a player.

AcesHigh
Mar 21st, 2010, 11:07 PM
I'm really proud of JJ. Return to the top of the game where you belong with Serena and co.

Hugh.
Mar 21st, 2010, 11:08 PM
Shame Caro played so poorly in the final, but still it has been a good tournament for her.

JJ looks to be in some fine form, and playing as she did today, she could challenge anyone. Congrats to her!

Slampova
Mar 21st, 2010, 11:16 PM
JaJa :cheer::inlove:

WtaTour4Ever
Mar 21st, 2010, 11:18 PM
Anyone know if there is a link anywhere??

G1Player2
Mar 21st, 2010, 11:28 PM
Congrats to JJ. She's lucky she didn't have to face any tough top players though.

Certinfy
Mar 21st, 2010, 11:29 PM
Caroline :sad:

Machi
Mar 21st, 2010, 11:36 PM
Congrats to JJ. She's lucky she didn't have to face any tough top players though.

Isn't Woz a top player? Number 2? :lol:

Beny
Mar 21st, 2010, 11:36 PM
I only saw second half of second set and it was more Jelena playing the right stuff than Caro playing totally horrendously. For example-the game at 5-3, Caro put all first-serves in (5) one of them was an ace, she was agressive and won the game convincigly.

But Jelena played so smart. Those angles followed up with fast DTL shots. She showed the way how to play Wozniacki. (Hope Lena saw the match :) )

Eduardo Oliveira
Mar 21st, 2010, 11:38 PM
:sad:
Great JJ..
Played very well

Machi
Mar 21st, 2010, 11:39 PM
JJ on to MIAMI for repeat!!

DimaDinosaur
Mar 21st, 2010, 11:44 PM
goo jelena!!!!!!

Bronx19
Mar 21st, 2010, 11:53 PM
Caro just didnt turn up, and Janka turned it on big time. She played so far above the level she has displayed this week is was scary.

Woza's forhand was pathetic, it is nothing more than a 'get it back' stroke, there is no venom on it ever.

The entire match was on Janka's raquet, on mistakes could lose her the match. She did get tight at points, but Woz coudlnt hold serve to really put any heat on her.

The commentator was right, if Woz wants to beat attacking players that are on their game, she needs to change.