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Szczecin
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:50 AM
Azarenka -> FAIL !!!!!! :haha:



:lol:

Potato
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:51 AM
Come on Kim, with Jaja gone, you and Venus are the only ones left I want to win :dance:

Slampova
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:51 AM
What a meltdown Vika :weirdo:

Lin Lin
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:51 AM
Kim:eek:
Azarenka:hug:

Huntress55
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:51 AM
Kim :hearts:

Ellery
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:51 AM
Kim :worship:

Kworb
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:51 AM
Kim :bowdown:

Keadz
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:51 AM
I was starting to like Vika, she didn't seem to be much of a bitch anymore.

How wrong was I?

Congrats to Kim though :)

Serenita
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:51 AM
Nice defending your title Vika. What a loser

Inger67
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:51 AM
Vika is going to drop to #9 now :sad:

Jane Lane
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:51 AM
Vika I am completely disgusted with you.
Sort out yourself before RG please!

Vaidisova
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:52 AM
Kim :yeah:

Vee Williams
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:52 AM
At least all the better players win today. Tennis is saving some face.

cellophane
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:52 AM
Solid 2nd set from Kim

Vika losing points at net was comedy gold :lol:

Craig.
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:52 AM
Anyone else loving Miami so far? :hearts:

Spartan
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:52 AM
:bounce: Amazing scoreline from Kim. Back to her best!

leebeasy
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:52 AM
Just awful from Vika!
Good to see Kim getting her form back nicely.

goldenlox
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:52 AM
Tough draw for Vika. Kim is rested and might be embarrassed by recent losses.

AcesHigh
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:52 AM
Kim was unstoppable. No one would have defeated her out there today.

WozLolz
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:52 AM
Yikes, Victoria!:o

Yorker
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:52 AM
Kim dominated and the crowd was completely on her side, I don't think I heard one clap if Azarenka won a point.

allrounder
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:53 AM
Well done Kim :yeah:

Vika :sobbing: disappointed how she went away in the second set, she's much better than that :( Please come back strong and win Marbella to gain some confidence going into Charleston :)

Kim's_fan_4ever
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:53 AM
That's the way Kimmie :drool: She simply does everything better than Azarenka, 7 games won in a row, lovely performance :bowdown:
As annoying as Vika was, she should be thankful that Asderaki was so nice to not give her a point penalty. She will never grow up, sadly :rolleyes:

saul1333
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:53 AM
Thank you Vika :hearts:

Difficult conditions and Vika was unable to handle them. Really bad shots :help:

RenaSlam.
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:53 AM
Lol.

Kworb
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:53 AM
At least all the better players win today. Tennis is saving some face.
Not really, check the Woz live score

Hashim.
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:54 AM
nicely done Kim:drool:
the first few games were horrendous though..
she needs to work on her serve
second set was great:D

Vika:hug:
she really needs to work on her net game or maybe it was just this match where she couldn't do anything there:shrug:

vwfan
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:54 AM
I thought this one would be closer. :o

WonderfulLee
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:54 AM
congrats Kim!

mauresmofan
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:54 AM
Solid 2nd set from Kim

Vika losing points at net was comedy gold :lol:

:lol:

Rafito.
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:54 AM
Vika was so frustrated it made her make so many stupid mistakes.

Love the swearing :inlove:

Anyways, Good luck on the clay Vika!

cellophane
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:54 AM
Kim was unstoppable. No one would have defeated her out there today.

Not really. She was VERY hit and miss in the 1st. When she was on, it was pure GOAT though.

Sean.
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:54 AM
I like her, but this match really made me realise how much of a ball masher Clijsters is. She just just hits the ball hard all the time.

Jajaloo
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:54 AM
How wrong was I?

No more than you usually are.


Vika :hug:

fantic
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:55 AM
I think Vika should play doubles..or dropshot? The one which she did on the 1st set was nice..

roelc
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:55 AM
Solid 2nd set from Kim

Vika losing points at net was comedy gold :lol:

right :lol:

bad beginning of the match (4 DF in the first game, wtf!), but after that it was pretty easy.
nice to see kim messing around with her in the rallies :D

point for 5-0 30-30 was very high quality :help:

first top-10 win of the year! next one coming soon: sammy :wavey:

AcesHigh
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:55 AM
I like her, but this match really made me realise how much of a ball masher Clijsters is. She just just hits the ball hard all the time.

:rolleyes: Clijsters is not JUST a ball masher. She's a complete talent and the defense she played today was unmatched.

DragonFlame
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:55 AM
Loving the bagel.

Now if justine could do the same to wozniacki... :drool: (please let that QF happen)

Harvs
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:55 AM
yessssssssssss:)

allrounder
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:56 AM
nicely done Kim:drool:
the first few games were horrendous though..
she needs to work on her serve
second set was great:D

Vika:hug:
she really needs to work on her net game or maybe it was just this match where she couldn't do anything there:shrug:

Her net games actually been very good this season it just wasn't the right day to use those tactics though because she mis-timed every volley with the wind :mad:

AcesHigh
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:56 AM
Not really. She was VERY hit and miss in the 1st. When she was on, it was pure GOAT though.

Well when she got in the grove. The first set was somewhat of a mess.. but then everything clicked and she was coasting.

Some of those gets were siiick.

Serena y Monica
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:57 AM
I don't get how Tori just completely went away. It's so hard to get behind any of the young guns cause they don't play like they want the win more than air. Even in the early days Lindsey Venus and Serena left their hearts on the court even in a lose.

cellophane
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:57 AM
I like her, but this match really made me realise how much of a ball masher Clijsters is. She just just hits the ball hard all the time.

She does more than that... she is a superb retriever.

youizahoe
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:57 AM
Belgians are good in pastry again. 2 bagels in one day :happy:

Craig.
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:57 AM
:rolleyes: Clijsters is not JUST a ball masher. She's a complete talent and the defense she played today was unmatched.

What match were you watching? :weirdo:

First of all, no one's denying that she's a complete talent so chill the fuck out on that regard. And she played well enough in that first (first few games were AWFUL from her) and kinda steamrolled in the second due to her solid play and Azarenka's not-so-solid play (:tape:). Get off your high horse for once. Kthx.

jpol
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:58 AM
Kim :yeah:

jujufreak
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:58 AM
Azarenka... a mental midget without game plan, who can't finish off points.

Such an ugly match!

Congratz KC ...

muniu
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:58 AM
I'm so happy, Kim finally scored a win against a top-10 player ,
Kim hit 7 winners and 2 ue's in the second set, it looks very promising...
good luck vs Sammy. :woohoo:

Vikapower
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:59 AM
As much as I like Victoria you played HORRIBLE tennis, didn't even try much just a big catastrophe and comedia dell'arte attitude as usual... Please get yourself going again ! :sad: :hug:

delicatecutter
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:59 AM
Take the title Kimmie! :yeah:

Vika defending her sole important Title with style! :rolls:

I love it when Kimmie whacks the ball! :hearts:

roelc
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:59 AM
btw, very disgraceful to let them play on a small court (2 former winners!) and to let monaco-gonzalez start on center court. both matches started around the same time so i dont know why they didnt switch.

VIKA?
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:59 AM
Well done Victoria you played so amaze:hearts:

cellophane
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:59 AM
Well when she got in the grove. The first set was somewhat of a mess.. but then everything clicked and she was coasting.

Some of those gets were siiick.

I'm so glad she is back.... it's awesome to watch when she is this good. But I hate it when she plays patches of absolutely brainless bullshit. Please no more AO Petrova reduxes this year, Kim :help:

muniu
Mar 30th, 2010, 01:01 AM
That's the way Kimmie :drool: She simply does everything better than Azarenka, 7 games won in a row, lovely performance :bowdown:
As annoying as Vika was, she should be thankful that Asderaki was so nice to not give her a point penalty. She will never grow up, sadly :rolleyes:

I told you that Kim was going to play tonight :rolleyes: :angel:

AcesHigh
Mar 30th, 2010, 01:01 AM
What match were you watching? :weirdo:

First of all, no one's denying that she's a complete talent so chill the fuck out on that regard. And she played well enough in that first (first few games were AWFUL from her) and kinda steamrolled in the second due to her solid play and Azarenka's not-so-solid play (:tape:). Get off your high horse for once. Kthx.

First, you're overreacting. It's not that serious.

Second, her retrieving skills today were great.

Third, I didn't say that she displayed all her talents in this match.. but Kim has an allcourt game. She doesnt utilize all of her talents but she's also great at net, and can vary spins and angles whenever she needs to.

Bronx19
Mar 30th, 2010, 01:01 AM
I was on Kim at -3. Good girl. Vika is a brat, she cant handle getting done.

shap_half
Mar 30th, 2010, 01:02 AM
that girl just imploded.

Vee Williams
Mar 30th, 2010, 01:02 AM
Not really, check the Woz live score

This match is not over yet. And I used the past tense. :)

tiffanykatya.
Mar 30th, 2010, 01:02 AM
Kim:hearts:

SELVEN
Mar 30th, 2010, 01:03 AM
kim you great

roelc
Mar 30th, 2010, 01:04 AM
Azarenka... a mental midget without game plan, who can't finish off points.

Such an ugly match!

Congratz KC ...

say it like you mean it ;)

Veesus
Mar 30th, 2010, 01:04 AM
:o

AcesHigh
Mar 30th, 2010, 01:05 AM
btw, Azarenka played well in the first. It's not her fault Kim is just a class above.

youizahoe
Mar 30th, 2010, 01:05 AM
What did vika do this time :lol:

Temperenka
Mar 30th, 2010, 01:07 AM
Oh Vika :sad:

However, it was hard to expect her to defend her title with this draw...

Rest up and get some confidence on the clay, Vika! :hug:

Congratulations, Kim. It's hard to see anyone stopping you this week. :yeah:

Eduardo Oliveira
Mar 30th, 2010, 01:08 AM
Kim:yeah:

OMG Vika:smash:

sammy01
Mar 30th, 2010, 01:09 AM
was great to watch kim play well after the 1st few games. the thing kim has over every top player is she can get such width off both forehand and backhand. she just pulled vika out of court on either side then had the open space or the wrong footer to hit away the winner with vika stranded.

she is also very clever, it was windy so she threw up balls on the run, and let the wind take hold of them and vika would swing widly at them even though they were moving in the air.

great to see movement, angle and power all harnessed together.

DragonFlame
Mar 30th, 2010, 01:10 AM
btw, Azarenka played well in the first.

If that was playing well for her she wouldn't be top10. :o Seriously, this was some bad bad tennis. Couldn't serve, Couldn't finish points, Couldn't finish volleys/smashes.

I'll blame it on the wind for now...

Kim Clijsters does what she does best, solid as a rock. Besides this i'd say she's the best 'high-wind' player around. She adjusts so well to the situation at hand. Will this defensive play lead her to the title though, not convinced yet...

Illusionist
Mar 30th, 2010, 01:12 AM
Azarenka imploded, Kim was classy. Kim FTW!

AcesHigh
Mar 30th, 2010, 01:12 AM
If that was playing well for her she wouldn't be top10. :o Seriously, this was some bad bad tennis. Couldn't serve, Couldn't finish points, Couldn't finish volleys/smashes.

I'll blame it on the wind for now...

Kim Clijsters does what she does best, solid as a rock. Besides this i'd say she's the best 'high-wind' player around. She adjusts so well to the situation at hand. Will this defensive play lead her to the title though, not convinced yet...

She hit a lot of shots that would be winners against most players on tour.. and a lot of smashes she was forced to hit over and over again.

We have to realize who she was playing against and given the conditions and her opponent, Vika played well in the 1st. Frustration got to her by the second though.

Blu€
Mar 30th, 2010, 01:13 AM
Nice bagel Kim :drool:

jujufreak
Mar 30th, 2010, 01:14 AM
say it like you mean it ;)

why would I, I thought it was an ugly match, with lots of ugly errors.

So congratz with the win, but not with the way she won it.

roelc
Mar 30th, 2010, 01:15 AM
If that was playing well for her she wouldn't be top10. :o Seriously, this was some bad bad tennis. Couldn't serve, Couldn't finish points, Couldn't finish volleys/smashes.

I'll blame it on the wind for now...

Kim Clijsters does what she does best, solid as a rock. Besides this i'd say she's the best 'high-wind' player around. She adjusts so well to the situation at hand. Will this defensive play lead her to the title though, not convinced yet...

i remember that final in 2005 here, also very windy conditions and she handled them better than sharapova.

Vikapower
Mar 30th, 2010, 01:15 AM
btw, Azarenka played well in the first. It's not her fault Kim is just a class above.
:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :help: Yeah 6 winners for 14 UE or whatever (stupid) UE she made in the first set is playing great tennis ! You have a great conception of the game. :worship:

miffedmax
Mar 30th, 2010, 01:15 AM
I vomit on Miami. And Belgium.

Midnight_Robber
Mar 30th, 2010, 01:16 AM
I agree that Azarenka played well in the first despite a couple of foolish errors on critical points. But the second set? :help:

ETA: Also agree that Kim's game was tactical given the blustering gale that they had to play in. And Azarenka really lost her cool.

roelc
Mar 30th, 2010, 01:16 AM
why would I, I thought it was an ugly match, with lots of ugly errors.

So congratz with the win, but not with the way she won it.

allé, t is goed

roelc
Mar 30th, 2010, 01:17 AM
I vomit on Miami. And Belgium.

you should join NVA! (they only vomit on belgium though)

jujufreak
Mar 30th, 2010, 01:17 AM
She hit a lot of shots that would be winners against most players on tour.. and a lot of smashes she was forced to hit over and over again.

We have to realize who she was playing against and given the conditions and her opponent, Vika played well in the 1st. Frustration got to her by the second though.

So? Can't we expect a top 10 player to know how to smash a couple of times? If Azarenka can't hit smashes over and over again, she should train on it, because it's an essential part of the game. I can give her credit for wanting to take the initiative, but if you can't finish off points, then there's no point in taking the initiative.

Frustration always gets to her, she's a mental midget who loses her focus way too easily.

AcesHigh
Mar 30th, 2010, 01:17 AM
:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :help: Yeah 6 winners for 14 UE or whatever (stupid) UE she made in the first set is playing great tennis ! You have a great conception of the game. :worship:

:worship: It's hard to hit winners when you're opponent is retrieving everything from sideline to sideline.

did you watch the match?

AcesHigh
Mar 30th, 2010, 01:18 AM
So? Can't we expect a top 10 player to know how to smash a couple of times? If Azarenka can't hit smashes over and over again, she should train on it, because it's an essential part of the game. I can give her credit for wanting to take the initiative, but if you can't finish off points, then there's no point in taking the initiative.

Frustration always gets to her, she's a mental midget who loses her focus way too easily.

Shouldn't you be getting ready for Justine's match? :wavey:

No need to be jealous of Kim

jujufreak
Mar 30th, 2010, 01:18 AM
allé, t is goed

thanks for the approval :angel:

Lin Lin
Mar 30th, 2010, 01:20 AM
Who is next for Kim?

jujufreak
Mar 30th, 2010, 01:20 AM
Shouldn't you be getting ready for Justine's match? :wavey:

No need to be jealous of Kim

The Gonzo-Monaco match isn't over yet ;)

Why would I be jealous of Kim?

It's a pity you can't react on what I said and try to get personal with silly remarks.

youizahoe
Mar 30th, 2010, 01:20 AM
you should join NVA! (they only vomit on belgium though)

Ah die randdebielen dat denken dat ze een land of staat kunnen regeren? :lol:

roelc
Mar 30th, 2010, 01:21 AM
Ah die randdebielen dat denken dat ze een land of staat kunnen regeren? :lol:

randdebielen die

Jaco·He
Mar 30th, 2010, 01:22 AM
great

Pasta-Na
Mar 30th, 2010, 01:22 AM
kim :eek:

DragonFlame
Mar 30th, 2010, 01:23 AM
She hit a lot of shots that would be winners against most players on tour.. and a lot of smashes she was forced to hit over and over again.

I agree, clijsters brought A LOT back. A few points were impressive, but there were more then enough points where azarenka really let herself down. She was hitting some smashes right at her or ones that landed halfcourt. :o Clijsters was 3 feet behind the baseline in the majority of rallies and azarenka couldn't do anything with it because of her poor fore-court game.

AcesHigh
Mar 30th, 2010, 01:26 AM
I agree, clijsters brought A LOT back. A few points were impressive, but there were more then enough points where azarenka really let herself down. She was hitting some smashes right at her or ones that landed halfcourt. :o Clijsters was 3 feet behind the baseline in the majority of rallies and azarenka couldn't do anything with it because of her poor fore-court game.

True, but I believe Vika had to force the issue, b/c when Kim got into a groove, there was just no beating her from the baseline.

There were also some impressive returns for Azarenka and some very impressive rallies. All that being said, it only lasted for most of the first set and then Kim just cruised.

I think Kim is just a very bad matchup for Azarenka like Venus is for Azarenka as well.

miffedmax
Mar 30th, 2010, 01:32 AM
you should join NVA! (they only vomit on belgium though)

I had too look it up, but that was a pretty funny retort. (BTW, this anti-Belgian phase will pass quickly. ;)).

DragonFlame
Mar 30th, 2010, 01:36 AM
True, but I believe Vika had to force the issue, b/c when Kim got into a groove, there was just no beating her from the baseline.

There were also some impressive returns for Azarenka and some very impressive rallies. All that being said, it only lasted for most of the first set and then Kim just cruised.

I think Kim is just a very bad matchup for Azarenka like Venus is for Azarenka as well.

I honestly don't think it's a match-up problem with these 2. I still think Azarenka has what it takes to make it competitive in this rivalry. Their close match last year contributing to me assessing this. When azarenka is on her game she can dictate play and kim will likely be in 'full-defense' mode. She has the strokes to push kim back. When that happens she can blast her away off the ground resembling a sharapova. (this time finishing the drive volleys and smashes)

She's missing 1 crucial thing for this right now though, a serve. Without a better serve you're obviously right, clijsters will win 9 out of 10 matches if azarenka doesn't improve in this area.

allrounder
Mar 30th, 2010, 01:40 AM
I honestly don't think it's a match-up problem with these 2. I still think Azarenka has what it takes to make it competitive in this rivalry. Their close match last year contributing to me assessing this. When azarenka is on her game she can dictate play and kim will likely be in 'full-defense' mode. She has the strokes to push kim back. When that happens she can blast her away off the ground resembling a sharapova. (this time finishing the drive volleys and smashes)

She's missing 1 crucial thing for this right now though, a serve. Without a better serve you're obviously right, clijsters will win 9 out of 10 matches if azarenka doesn't improve in this area.
Agree totally, for people saying Azarenka needs to learn how to volley and smash have obviously not seen any of her other matches so far this season because she's been doing both really well. As i said before, tonight it was just the wrong tactic to use with the blustery wind and she was mis-timing every one of her shots when she came in. The serve is a major problem though and without a big improvement there I worry if she'l be able make the next level any time soon.

AcesHigh
Mar 30th, 2010, 01:40 AM
I honestly don't think it's a match-up problem with these 2. I still think Azarenka has what it takes to make it competitive in this rivalry. Their close match last year contributing to me assessing this. When azarenka is on her game she can dictate play and kim will likely be in 'full-defense' mode. She has the strokes to push kim back. When that happens she can blast her away off the ground resembling a sharapova. (this time finishing the drive volleys and smashes)

She's missing 1 crucial thing for this right now though, a serve. Without a better serve you're obviously right, clijsters will win 9 out of 10 matches if azarenka doesn't improve in this area.

Maybe.. but you can't FORCE Kim to be in full-defense mode. That's just a bad habit she has. If Kim can handle all the firepower of a Venus and Serena, than she should have little problem handling the offense of Azarenka.

Kim is the one that should be dictating play, as she did tonight.. she can hit harder, with more accuracy, etc.
There's really not one aspect of the game in which Vika is superior.

Vikapower
Mar 30th, 2010, 01:42 AM
True, but I believe Vika had to force the issue, b/c when Kim got into a groove, there was just no beating her from the baseline.

There were also some impressive returns for Azarenka and some very impressive rallies. All that being said, it only lasted for most of the first set and then Kim just cruised.

I think Kim is just a very bad matchup for Azarenka like Venus is for Azarenka as well.

In both matches Vika played Kim she was a pure headcase. I'ld love to see Vika play the Belgian in an OZ and/or Duabaï form where she was a lot more clutch and willing to play/win or whatever she wanted to do than in that low quality performance.

delicatecutter
Mar 30th, 2010, 01:43 AM
I vomit on Miami. And Belgium.

Why isn't Kim included in your LOB? :(

pav
Mar 30th, 2010, 01:51 AM
I was hoping Vika would do a bit better. I hope Bepa can step up and have a good go against JJHeng, someone has to try to save theWTA, even though some Heng fans are disregarding today and looking forward to Heng's next match(not that I'm very confident:sad:)

Vikapower
Mar 30th, 2010, 01:58 AM
Agree totally, for people saying Azarenka needs to learn how to volley and smash have obviously not seen any of her other matches so far this season because she's been doing both really well. As i said before, tonight it was just the wrong tactic to use with the blustery wind and she was mis-timing every one of her shots when she came in. The serve is a major problem though and without a big improvement there I worry if she'l be able make the next level any time soon.
True. She persistently wanted to smatch the ball in the air doing some memorable smatch bashing :confused:. But definitvely conditions + disrespectful spectators + Kim + all what I didn't name that got on Vika's nerves were just too much for her soul. :lol:

Gdsimmons
Mar 30th, 2010, 02:09 AM
Azarenka.... what in the hell!!??

V-MAC
Mar 30th, 2010, 02:12 AM
Vika:(

BlackPanther.
Mar 30th, 2010, 02:14 AM
Vika :o :smash:
Kim, wow finally a good performance since Brisbane final :yeah:

NeoZod19
Mar 30th, 2010, 02:16 AM
way to go Kim!:worship:

sky20748
Mar 30th, 2010, 02:17 AM
Honestly when does Vika go behind her opponent or move them.What is with this hitting right back to her opponent and then those over heads iye yie yie Vika its time to have a talk with coach about some help.ur the future of womens tennis again iye yie yie oi vye what is going on.you just hitting the ball with no purpose geezzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

simonsaystennis
Mar 30th, 2010, 02:21 AM
Vika :( I was expecting a better scoreline. Please improve for the clay court season.

Happy for Kim though. :)

Midnight_Robber
Mar 30th, 2010, 02:21 AM
Honestly when does Vika go behind her opponent or move them.What is with this hitting right back to her opponent and then those over heads iye yie yie Vika its time to have a talk with coach about some help.ur the future of womens tennis again iye yie yie oi vye what is going on.you just hitting the ball with no purpose geezzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

She hits behind Vee and Ree all the time, though to be fair I've never seen her play them in those kinds of weather conditions or with that type of crowd. So I found her play disappointing when I've seen her be very strategic. Poor tactics today.

NeoZod19
Mar 30th, 2010, 02:23 AM
I hope to see Kim winning all the way!

Pops Maellard
Mar 30th, 2010, 02:29 AM
Sorry Vika. :hug:

Arnian
Mar 30th, 2010, 02:35 AM
God Kim is just destroying people left and right

Good Win!!

Mikey.
Mar 30th, 2010, 02:41 AM
Vika :hysteric:

BuTtErFrEnA
Mar 30th, 2010, 02:57 AM
Maybe.. but you can't FORCE Kim to be in full-defense mode. That's just a bad habit she has. If Kim can handle all the firepower of a Venus and Serena, than she should have little problem handling the offense of Azarenka.

Kim is the one that should be dictating play, as she did tonight.. she can hit harder, with more accuracy, etc.
There's really not one aspect of the game in which Vika is superior.



have you seen the h-2-h between those players :lol: i'd say she doesn't handle firepower well :lol:

dulkogii
Mar 30th, 2010, 03:00 AM
Kim :banana:

RedonYan
Mar 30th, 2010, 03:07 AM
Vika is going to drop to #9 now :sad:

:fiery:

ElusiveChanteuse
Mar 30th, 2010, 03:07 AM
Vika :o :tape:
Kim :worship:

Tennis Ball
Mar 30th, 2010, 03:26 AM
Ah die randdebielen dat denken dat ze een land of staat kunnen regeren? :lol:

ja, die enome randdebielen, al belachelijk dat roel ze hier noemt, perspectief beetje kwijt.


Well done Kim, seems like Kim is back like we know her. Unfortunately didn't watch the match though.

Dunlop1
Mar 30th, 2010, 03:35 AM
Wow, what a beatdown :lol:

Daniel
Mar 30th, 2010, 04:28 AM
:clap2: :clap2: Kim soon in the top 10

darkangel23
Mar 30th, 2010, 06:09 AM
Kim :worship:

Belmont Lad
Mar 30th, 2010, 06:28 AM
Awesome form this week from Kim, looks like IW was a wake-up call! :kiss:

Marionated
Mar 30th, 2010, 07:14 AM
Kim was just awesome in the second set :worship:

Marionated
Mar 30th, 2010, 07:16 AM
have you seen the h-2-h between those players :lol: i'd say she doesn't handle firepower well :lol:

She did in their most recent matches :shrug:

Beat
Mar 30th, 2010, 07:43 AM
pretty bad scoreline for a defending champion. :tape: well done, kim.

TennisFan66
Mar 30th, 2010, 07:51 AM
Vika :hug:

Betten
Mar 30th, 2010, 07:56 AM
I expected a tougher match, but like many of the matches in the fourth round the wind proved to be a big factor. Clijsters handled it better than Azarenka.

Only seven games dropped in three matches so far!

Sean.
Mar 30th, 2010, 08:43 AM
:rolleyes: Clijsters is not JUST a ball masher. She's a complete talent and the defense she played today was unmatched.

Yes, she's got great defence I'm not denying that. But that doesn't stop her being a ball basher, there's not really any thought in her game. Yesterday she wasn't building the point, going for the lines or anything, just hitting hard into space.

thegreendestiny
Mar 30th, 2010, 08:50 AM
Kim putting pretenders in their rightful place. :yeah:

olivero
Mar 30th, 2010, 09:11 AM
Kimmy :bowdown: well done

wateva
Mar 30th, 2010, 09:12 AM
Get back to top 10 where u belong!

Hugh.
Mar 30th, 2010, 09:17 AM
Uh Vika...horrible result :tape:

debby
Mar 30th, 2010, 09:21 AM
Vika :sobbing: Why ? :sobbing:

I hope you will bounce back on clay !

Well done Kim :yeah: Looking forward for an all-Belgian SF !

GreenGrass
Mar 30th, 2010, 10:00 AM
Vika :tape:

dynamoRockstarr
Mar 30th, 2010, 10:16 AM
oh no Vika....

kman
Mar 30th, 2010, 10:18 AM
wow, fail

bagel and all

kman
Mar 30th, 2010, 10:20 AM
Kim putting pretenders in their rightful place. :yeah:

and losing 0-6 1-6 to gatekeeper Petrova :lol:

Andreas
Mar 30th, 2010, 11:00 AM
Vika played the worst match of her life :sad:

Kim is so fake and annoying :o Go home to that child of yours.

Kim's_fan_4ever
Mar 30th, 2010, 11:06 AM
Vika played the worst match of her life :sad:

Kim is so fake and annoying :o Go home to that child of yours.

Fake and annoying? I wonder how you got that from that match :scratch:
Vika, on the other hand, was such a class act yesterday :worship:

BuTtErFrEnA
Mar 30th, 2010, 11:12 AM
Vika played the worst match of her life :sad:

Kim is so fake and annoying :o Go home to that child of yours.



you may not like Kim but if it's one thing i've seen as that for the most part she is NOT fake :shrug:

Dexter
Mar 30th, 2010, 11:12 AM
Can't stand both these days, but it's the result that I wanted. Now I wish Sam sends the mum packing. :wavey:

Kasey
Mar 30th, 2010, 11:21 AM
Poor Vika :hug:

Great win Kim, still would rather see Victoria as a winner though :shrug:

ZODIAC
Mar 30th, 2010, 11:57 AM
it was clear from the start that Vicky wasnt into the match and kinda gave up in the second set.

Marcelo.
Mar 30th, 2010, 11:58 AM
http://i44.tinypic.com/16c4dxx.gif
Kim :inlove:

BuTtErFrEnA
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:36 PM
Can't stand both these days, but it's the result that I wanted. Now I wish Sam sends the mum packing. :wavey:

come on dexter...at least kim guarantees that she'd have to be pretty awful for the sf and final to be a beatdown should the other williams or caro get through :p

stosur otoh is pretty awful and you'd have to hope she plays decently so the beatdown isn't as bad

Acinolbaj
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:39 PM
Vika. :rolleyes:

cellophane
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:44 PM
and losing 0-6 1-6 to gatekeeper Petrova :lol:

That match was a ... bad dream. :lol: I still can't really wrap my head around it. :scratch:

adrovi
Mar 30th, 2010, 12:49 PM
:sad::sad:

ChriS.
Mar 30th, 2010, 01:38 PM
It was fun watching Vika smashing the court to bits every time she missed a shot. Good riddance to the spoiled brat.

2Black
Mar 30th, 2010, 01:44 PM
I so looked forward to this & it turned in to nothing

Aravanecaravan
Mar 30th, 2010, 02:19 PM
Thhought that was coming after seeing Azarenka struggle against Saferova. Vika was never really in form here.

AcesHigh
Mar 30th, 2010, 04:08 PM
Fake and annoying? I wonder how you got that from that match :scratch:
Vika, on the other hand, was such a class act yesterday :worship:

:spit: :worship:

VishaalMaria
Mar 30th, 2010, 04:30 PM
No matter how well Kim was playing, I still expected a better effort/scoreline from Victoria. Bad luck.

Well done Kim.

fouc
Mar 30th, 2010, 04:35 PM
That was so much fun! Especially if you love Kim and hate Azarenka's on court behavior, which was the case for every single person at the stands yesterday :hearts::hearts: Kim's defense made Vika look for some crazy solutions at the net. Hilarious!

InsideOut.
Mar 30th, 2010, 04:49 PM
:hearts::worship:

Dorien.
Mar 30th, 2010, 05:03 PM
Kim :yeah: :worship:

-Sonic-
Mar 30th, 2010, 05:11 PM
YAY Kim!!!! It feels so good when one of your fave bagels one of your least faves :D

LUVMIRZA
Mar 30th, 2010, 05:19 PM
Vika:sad: Hope she gets her game back:angel:

Break My Rapture
Mar 30th, 2010, 05:28 PM
:bigcry: :hysteric:

With these kind of windy conditions, it's really hard to play good shots. And if you're playing Kim, who gets everything back, it's even harder. That was the problem today for Vika. Windy conditions + Kim as your opponent is just unbeatable I think. Vika needed to play her best tennis to win, but wasn't able too. Very impressive second set from Kim, I believe this tournament is hers if she keeps playing like this. Vika, get ready for the clay now. your ranking needs a little boost. :tears:

sammy01
Mar 30th, 2010, 05:47 PM
was i the only one watching this thinking kim looks like she wanted to give vika a slap. the more the match went on the more i felt like kim had to stop herself from rolling her eyes at vika. the antics from the other end seemed to make kim very determined as well.

terjw
Mar 30th, 2010, 05:48 PM
WD Kim - I didn't like those dfs at the beginning but after that :hearts:

Vika just imploded. Furious all the time and remonstrating and smashing her racket and then rushing to the net and smashing out wildly. Not surprisng the way she was acting. There's only ever been one player who did well acting like that - and that was JMac. Vika's mental attitude was just terrible. Could you ever imagine Kim being like that. If Vika wants to get better - she really needs to control herself.

AcesHigh
Mar 30th, 2010, 05:49 PM
was i the only one watching this thinking kim looks like she wanted to give vika a slap. the more the match went on the more i felt like kim had to stop herself from rolling her eyes at vika. the antics from the other end seemed to make kim very determined as well.

I think everyone in the stadium and everyone watching wanted Kim to bitchslap Vika. I like Azarenka, but sometimes she's too much.

Slutati
Mar 30th, 2010, 06:02 PM
Well Kim sure likes to bagel people. :rolleyes:

Yonexforever
Mar 30th, 2010, 06:08 PM
This match up should have had a better scoreline, Vika better be careful her career doesn/t mimic Sprem's!

Londoner
Mar 30th, 2010, 07:49 PM
:bigcry: :hysteric:

With these kind of windy conditions, it's really hard to play good shots. And if you're playing Kim, who gets everything back, it's even harder. That was the problem today for Vika. Windy conditions + Kim as your opponent is just unbeatable I think. Vika needed to play her best tennis to win, but wasn't able too. Very impressive second set from Kim, I believe this tournament is hers if she keeps playing like this. Vika, get ready for the clay now. your ranking needs a little boost. :tears:

Something all great players have to deal with and manage to deal with.

Yarden
Mar 30th, 2010, 08:05 PM
Yay Kimi! :yeah: :worship:
I really think she is hungry for big wins here!! :)

Juanes
Mar 30th, 2010, 08:32 PM
wow.... impressive scoreline.....

cn ireland
Mar 30th, 2010, 10:16 PM
Kim:bounce:!

ivanban
Mar 30th, 2010, 10:31 PM
Kim :( so rude :( stop bageling this poor little girls :sobbing:

Corswandt
Apr 1st, 2010, 07:21 PM
Azarenka -> FAIL !!!!!! :haha:

Totally.

But it will probably still take a few further beatdowns such as this one before people stop blaming Shriekarenka's EPIC FAILS at her attitude/bitchyness/whatever rather than at the inherent limitations of her generic, aggressively unexceptional game.

Terrible conditions, with both players struggling to adjust early on (wind blowing the ball all over the place after the toss = DFs galore).

Shriekarenka has an amazing ROS (she puts back into play nearly every serve, no matter how big, both deep and with decent and sometimes even good pace) and not much else. Doesn't win any points at all off her serve, groundstrokes are very accurate but standard issue in terms of raw pace, her ability to keep up with elite opponents in high intensity rallies comes and goes (first set of this match - intermittently on; second set - completely off) due to her wide swings and shaky FH. She actually had the correct game plan for this match - to stand as close to the baseline and take the ball as early as possible so as not to give Clijsters time to angle her off the court - but couldn't implement it with consistent success; some remarkable groundstrokes hit almost as half-volleys, but a ton of framed FHs more than cancelled any possible gains from such tactics.

And as many others have already remarked, Shriekarenka's drive volleys on this match should be compiled in Youtube and set to a laugh track.

Kimberly was ghastly early on and solid in the 2nd set. She didn't need to be more than that, but still managed to give Shriekarenka's rally shots the pasting they deserved on occasion.