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Robert-KimClijst
May 16th, 2010, 06:18 PM
I haven't made a thread in a while so maybe it will be good luck. Plus she's seeded 24, and 24 is my lucky number. ;)

If we're lucky she'll get a good draw and get on a hot streak. Confidence should not be an issue. Next week we can post the draw. Hoping for a breakthrough grand slam!!

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/43001000/jpg/_43001127_safarova.jpg

Davodus
May 17th, 2010, 01:40 AM
Ahh maybe you will be the lucky thread starter then :lol: I really hope she can maintain her good form and do well here, but a good draw is important for that. I'm looking forward to the French anyway, so lets have a good one Lucie :yeah:

lauraa00
May 17th, 2010, 06:23 AM
Hopefully you'll get a good draw for this thread, not like me for the aussie open this year :lol:

I'm going there monday and wednesday of the first week so i've got big chances to see her :)

Davodus
May 17th, 2010, 06:29 AM
Hopefully she plays on one of those days then!

lauraa00
May 17th, 2010, 03:05 PM
Hopefully she plays on one of those days then!

I cross the fingers :)

Davodus
May 17th, 2010, 03:09 PM
I will as well, just for you ;) It'd be good if you got to see her play. My last exam for 3 weeks is on Thursday, so I have the entire 2 weeks of RG free to do nothing but watch it! :woohoo: Btw Lucie is number 17 in the race to the champs ;)

lauraa00
May 17th, 2010, 05:26 PM
I will as well, just for you ;) It'd be good if you got to see her play. My last exam for 3 weeks is on Thursday, so I have the entire 2 weeks of RG free to do nothing but watch it! :woohoo: Btw Lucie is number 17 in the race to the champs ;)

Thanks mate ;) If i got it i will take like billion of pictures of her, same for Tomas :lol:
Ohh you're so lucky, i've my A-levels which starts the 8 june with german and then 11 with speciality english, and the week after this is THE BIG WEEK with all my other subjects, so the 2 weeks of RG will be full of revisions :banana:

Foals.
May 17th, 2010, 06:24 PM
Hopefully you'll get a good draw for this thread, not like me for the aussie open this year :lol:

I'm going there monday and wednesday of the first week so i've got big chances to see her :)

Lucky you if you do see her, i'm not jealous at all... I hope you get to see her at her shotmaking best.
I just hope we don't get a heartbreaking match like last year :hysteric: I'd love to see Lucie at Wimbledon one day that would be awesome!

May this be the luckiest, best supported thread so far :rocker2: I just hope i can get an internet source for when i'm back at home during the French. I'd hate to miss out on supporting at a slam and be in the dark. :fiery:

Davodus
May 21st, 2010, 11:07 AM
Lucie drew Dokic in round 1 :sad: It should be a good draw given that Dokic sucks and is out of form, but you just never know. 2nd round Hercog would be really tough, she's in good form. 3rd round Pennetta is a good draw, but I won't look ahead to that. Possible 4th round Wozniacki.

Taniaaa
May 21st, 2010, 02:03 PM
Hi:wavey: long time I didn't post here:lol:


I'd like her to reach at least the 3rd round, after that let's see what happens:kiss:

Davodus
May 21st, 2010, 02:10 PM
Tania :bigwave: ages since you posted!
I think third round would be good too, but we'll see. Dokic is a very unknown quantity now, she could be really bad or really good. She has surely not been good all year and she would be very rusty, but it would be just our luck that she is on for this match :lol: Hercog is also in form, so we really just have to wait and see.

Taniaaa
May 21st, 2010, 02:13 PM
David:hug::bigwave:

well let's just take match x match and see how she does:D

Davodus
May 21st, 2010, 02:20 PM
Lucie is still in Dusseldorf btw :unsure:

Robert-KimClijst
May 21st, 2010, 04:17 PM
Ehhh, not a great draw. Dokic could be extremely tough, but she could also be a walkover. We'll see. Then there's Hercog, and I think that would be extremely difficult. I'm not looking ahead. This draw could be a great opportunity for her to have some big results but Lucie will need to play how she has been playing this whole clay season.

Edinboro
May 21st, 2010, 04:33 PM
At least she draws her bitch Pennetta in the 3rd round. :lol:

Davodus
May 21st, 2010, 05:07 PM
Ehhh, not a great draw. Dokic could be extremely tough, but she could also be a walkover. We'll see. Then there's Hercog, and I think that would be extremely difficult. I'm not looking ahead. This draw could be a great opportunity for her to have some big results but Lucie will need to play how she has been playing this whole clay season.

Yeah I agree. I think if she got through the first 2 rounds she could really do some damage, just like she did in Rome and Madrid. But those first 2 rounds look quite tricky.

Edinboro
May 21st, 2010, 07:01 PM
I wouldnt worry too much about Dokic. Shes been only playing Challengers and Lucie's results have been subpar the past month. Although I like both I think Lucie will come through on this one.

Sally Todd
May 22nd, 2010, 07:02 AM
I'm not quite past the point of saying I never know what to expect from Lucie at majors.

A lot depends on how injured she was in that semifinal. If she's rested and not ailing I expect her to win some matches.

The draw is not bad. As Edinboro said, Dokic has been struggling, and she's not a clay GoAT.

From what little I've seen of Hercog, Lucie has tools to beat her. Hercog has a tendency to push or loop her return of serve, which Lucie should like.

I actually wonder about Doi, who plays Hercog in the first round. She's probably too young at this point to trouble Lucie if Lucie takes command from the start, but her game looks crafty.

Davodus
May 22nd, 2010, 08:20 AM
I've never actually seen Hercog play, but she has had some good results on clay this year so she must be in some kind of form. I really don't know what to expect with Dokic. She could play amazingly well, or shocking badly. I doubt there would be anything in between. I do think that even if Dokic played really well, she would have trouble beating a confident, in form Lucie. I think Lucie's serve is really gonna trouble her, the way it swings away to the backhand, because Dokic does not move well to that side.

Davodus
May 22nd, 2010, 09:18 AM
Hopefully you'll get a good draw for this thread, not like me for the aussie open this year :lol:

I'm going there monday and wednesday of the first week so i've got big chances to see her :)

It looks like Lucie will have a match on Monday! Hopefully you can go to it :)

Davodus
May 23rd, 2010, 02:56 PM
Lucie is playing doubles with slumping hopeless doubles player Wozniak again :lol: They drew Arvidsson and Kerber in the first round. When I saw them play doubles, Wozniak was hopeless! She couldn't hit a volley anywhere besides under the net, seriously. She was not good, but maybe she is better now ;)

Davodus
May 23rd, 2010, 04:12 PM
Lucie vs Dokic first on court 6 tomorrow. Not sure if it is streamed. I think last year it was, but there doesn't seem to be one for this year.

Robert-KimClijst
May 23rd, 2010, 05:59 PM
If Lucie can win her first two matches and get some rhythm going I think this will be a very exciting French open for us... :)

I think there will be a feed, David.

lauraa00
May 23rd, 2010, 06:43 PM
I'm going to see her :D

Davodus
May 23rd, 2010, 06:48 PM
:woohoo: have fun Laura! If there is a stream, I'll look out for you. What about Tomas's match?

Sally Todd
May 23rd, 2010, 09:02 PM
Enjoy the match Laura. Cheer for Lucie for us. :)

I don't think I'm going to be awake for Lucie's match. It starts at 2am my time. The Tennis Channel seems to be archiving matches though.

lauraa00
May 23rd, 2010, 09:59 PM
:woohoo: have fun Laura! If there is a stream, I'll look out for you. What about Tomas's match?

Oki that would be funny :lol:
Well for tomas' match, i hope it will be longer than lucie's one as it is in 3 sets. Or maybe i will watch first set of lucie and then moving to tomas, depends :D
What would you do in my case :lol: ?

Robert-KimClijst
May 23rd, 2010, 10:36 PM
Oki that would be funny :lol:
Well for tomas' match, i hope it will be longer than lucie's one as it is in 3 sets. Or maybe i will watch first set of lucie and then moving to tomas, depends :D
What would you do in my case :lol: ?

I think you should root on Lucie and if she has everything under control and is up a set and a break in the second you can move on to Thomas.

Davodus
May 24th, 2010, 01:05 AM
Oki that would be funny :lol:
Well for tomas' match, i hope it will be longer than lucie's one as it is in 3 sets. Or maybe i will watch first set of lucie and then moving to tomas, depends :D
What would you do in my case :lol: ?

I definitely think you should start with Lucie. Then you can see how things are going...if she is going fast, you can watch her whole match and leave, and probably still see a fair bit of Tomas...but if she is going slow you can swap courts for a while and come back, just to make sure you see both.

Foals.
May 24th, 2010, 01:46 AM
I'm usually pessimistic but looking at Lucie's draw, she definitely has a chance to do well here, no Henin, Serena or Jankovic her side of the draw, only hot mess Kuznetsova.
There's no reason why she couldn't make the QF's here but one step at a time as always with Lucie ;)
I can't imagine Dokic presenting too much of a threat with Lucie's form, unless Lucie gets first-round-itus nerves :lol: I will have to wake up early for it if she's first on.

Foals.
May 24th, 2010, 10:25 AM
Lucie ruthless first two games, bit of a struggle on serve but now 3-0*! :)
Now *3-1.

Foals.
May 24th, 2010, 10:26 AM
Saves a BP :o 4-1*

Foals.
May 24th, 2010, 10:29 AM
Bad returning :o *4-2

Foals.
May 24th, 2010, 10:33 AM
Lucie holds including a couple of aces :) 5-2*

Foals.
May 24th, 2010, 10:36 AM
Lucie breaks to take the set 6-2 :yeah: I'm liking her in the blue dress, looks smart.

Foals.
May 24th, 2010, 10:40 AM
Good opening service game. 1-0*

Foals.
May 24th, 2010, 10:43 AM
Lucie misses a BP chance :( She could have killed the game off there. *1-1

Foals.
May 24th, 2010, 10:46 AM
Holds to love though :D 2-1*

Foals.
May 24th, 2010, 10:48 AM
*2-2

Foals.
May 24th, 2010, 10:52 AM
Phew Dokic almost looking like playing well there :scared: 3-2*

Davodus
May 24th, 2010, 10:54 AM
I'm having the worst computer problems :o but I am watching :lol:

Davodus
May 24th, 2010, 11:00 AM
Good game to break :)

Foals.
May 24th, 2010, 11:00 AM
Lucie breaks after some resistance at deuce and a good rally. *4-2 :yeah:

Davodus
May 24th, 2010, 11:04 AM
Great hold saving 2 break points! One more game now Lucie :)

Foals.
May 24th, 2010, 11:05 AM
Thank god :o She couldn't resist offering the break back like normal :cuckoo: 5-2*

Foals.
May 24th, 2010, 11:08 AM
I'm having the worst computer problems :o but I am watching :lol:

:wavey: I was beginning to wonder :lol: Oh no how bloody irritating today of all days :rolleyes:
At first the stream was a series of flashing images and i thought the stream wouldn't work :tape:

Davodus
May 24th, 2010, 11:09 AM
She wins! 6-2 6-2

Davodus
May 24th, 2010, 11:11 AM
:wavey: I was beginning to wonder :lol: Oh no how bloody irritating today of all days :rolleyes:
At first the stream was a series of flashing images and i thought the stream wouldn't work :tape:

Yeah I was so totally pissed off, I nearly threw the computer out the window :lol: I got the backup laptop and used it for now, so I'm happy I got to see her win :) She seemed to play quite well.

Taniaaa
May 24th, 2010, 11:13 AM
such a nice way to start the tournament:yeah:

Taniaaa
May 24th, 2010, 11:17 AM
I missed the match:sobbing: I thought court 6 had no coverage:o anyway I'll watch it later on ES player:D

Foals.
May 24th, 2010, 11:17 AM
Yeah I was so totally pissed off, I nearly threw the computer out the window :lol: I got the backup laptop and used it for now, so I'm happy I got to see her win :) She seemed to play quite well.

:haha: Rockstar in the making! I'm glad we got to see a comfortable win for a change :lol:
Yeah she was mostly just too confident and match tight i think which is how i thought it'd be.
First two games 8 straight points and i thought she'd blitz it but for a first round very happy with that :woohoo:
Kind of felt sorry for Dokic. Liking Lucie's new dress in blue though :hearts:

Davodus
May 24th, 2010, 11:22 AM
Yeah I feel bad for Dokic, I mean Lucie hit like 7 unforced errors today, seriously. That is some good form, I like it. A lot of players would have lost to Lucie today...Dokic actually did better than I thought.

I like the blue too, better than the orange.

~Kiera~
May 24th, 2010, 11:31 AM
https://twitter.com/rolandgarros

First round winner Lucie Safarova will be on Radio Roland Garros at 12:45 CET. If you could ask her a question, what would it be?

Davodus
May 24th, 2010, 11:42 AM
Cool thanks!

Foals.
May 24th, 2010, 11:44 AM
Yeah I feel bad for Dokic, I mean Lucie hit like 7 unforced errors today, seriously. That is some good form, I like it. A lot of players would have lost to Lucie today...Dokic actually did better than I thought.

I like the blue too, better than the orange.

Yeah that is pretty stingy, i was shocked! Dokic :hug: I mean i thought she could have been even more ruthless before but seeing that with those stats i'm being way too harsh.
I guess it was such a good peformance, i'm looking for small areas to work on. I just hope she carries this through, i said before but the QF are a definite possibility but still a long way to go.

Davodus
May 24th, 2010, 12:05 PM
I'm listening to Lucie :lol: it's cool!

Davodus
May 24th, 2010, 12:11 PM
That was a great interview :lol: Lucie is really nice, so friendly all the time!

Taniaaa
May 24th, 2010, 12:24 PM
was she wearing a dress?:awww:

anyway, just watched the match:D the other players should take care:devil:

Foals.
May 24th, 2010, 12:33 PM
That was a great interview :lol: Lucie is really nice, so friendly all the time!

Oh damn i wanted to hear it :( Did Lucie mention anything interesting or about her prospects ar RG?

Davodus
May 24th, 2010, 12:41 PM
Oh damn i wanted to hear it :( Did Lucie mention anything interesting or about her prospects ar RG?

She said she is really feeling confident on the clay, that she feels she can really play her best tennis at this tournament, and that she had no pain in her hamstring in the match. She had 5 days off doing rehab and recovery, which she said helped her a lot. She also said she didn't wanna get ahead of herself, her next match will be tough and she is focussing on that. So all good things!

Edinboro
May 24th, 2010, 01:29 PM
Thanks for the analysis David! It's nice to hear how confident she is, and she has a real nice draw. :)

Although, I am kind of worried for her next match. :tape: I havent seen Hercog but Ive seen some good results from her lately.

Keep it up Lucie! :hearts:

Robert-KimClijst
May 24th, 2010, 01:31 PM
Great win Lucie! Solid beginning to the tournament. Hercog is going to be a very difficult opponent. Does anyone know how she plays? I've never actually seen her play, I just know that she is in very good form.

Foals.
May 24th, 2010, 01:39 PM
She said she is really feeling confident on the clay, that she feels she can really play her best tennis at this tournament, and that she had no pain in her hamstring in the match. She had 5 days off doing rehab and recovery, which she said helped her a lot. She also said she didn't wanna get ahead of herself, her next match will be tough and she is focussing on that. So all good things!

Thanks :) All posititve stuff, good to hear the injury is fine :yeah:

I think Hercog plays with some variety good all round game, but is a big choker. She's had good results yes, but she also lost to Marion recently who is no clay courter :tape:
I think Lucie should give her too much to handle but we'll see i guess.

HowardH
May 24th, 2010, 04:14 PM
Nice win. Should have excellent chances against Polona.

Robert-KimClijst
May 24th, 2010, 04:21 PM
Lucie and Wozniak are second up on Court 8 tomorrow.

Sally Todd
May 24th, 2010, 05:34 PM
So happy about Lucie's win. I couldn't help but check the live score via iPhone app.

It looks like she's playing well. I don't know about the stats though, the RG stats can be strange. Did anyone here succeed at watching most of the match? (David, I know about wanting to throw a laptop out the widow. It would be so satisfying! Lol)

I've only watched YouTube clips of Hercog, but Lucie should be able to dictate play, and her groundstrokes and footwork getting to them seem more natural than Hercog's. Hercog has done well on clay this year. But Lucie has done better. :)

I think if Lucie serves well, she has control of the match.

Davodus
May 25th, 2010, 01:08 PM
Lucie's doubles match is on now, they have had SIX match points, and lost them all...and now it is 5-5 in the 2nd set :lol:

Davodus
May 25th, 2010, 01:18 PM
They managed to pull it out, Lucie saved 2 BPs on her serve at 5-5, and they won 6-2 7-5. Lucie winning a doubles match :lol:

Robert-KimClijst
May 25th, 2010, 05:38 PM
Nice and efficient! Good job Lucie. Now focus on the singles tomorrow.

Robert-KimClijst
May 25th, 2010, 06:26 PM
Lucie and Hercog are third up on Court 7 tomorrow.

Davodus
May 25th, 2010, 06:30 PM
A streamed court! good!

lauraa00
May 25th, 2010, 08:57 PM
So i'm going to see her again :) Hopefully it will be not a rainy day :confused:

Monday was a great day, it was sunny and very hot. People saw the match so i'm not going to make a report :) All i can say is that while seeing lucie playing in live, i realised how she progressed. Even compared to last year, she is not anymore the girl who hit the ball as hard as she can, i know that what i say is not new and a surprise but anyway i wanted to say it :lol: I've been sad to see Dokic like that, the girl took so much weight and when she is playing she is breathing really weirdly, like she has some problems, i felt pitty :(
Oh btw i took plenty of pics, i will post it as soon as i can

Davodus
May 26th, 2010, 08:55 AM
You are right, Dokic is way too unfit, I feel bad for her too. I'm glad it worked in Lucie's favour though :lol: So she could get a nice easy win.

Have fun today!

Robert-KimClijst
May 26th, 2010, 01:25 PM
Rain delay. :( I have no idea how long it will last. Reister and Rochus just finished the first set so we have to wait till that's over for Lucie to start whenever the rain lets up.

Davodus
May 26th, 2010, 01:43 PM
And they are taking forever to get back on when Federer seems to be playing in sunlight :o

Davodus
May 26th, 2010, 01:54 PM
More rain now :lol:

Davodus
May 26th, 2010, 06:36 PM
Lucie is down 3-0 already :o

Davodus
May 26th, 2010, 06:38 PM
She managed to hold and win a game :o

Sally Todd
May 26th, 2010, 06:39 PM
Lucie and her return of serve... :(

Davodus
May 26th, 2010, 06:41 PM
Lucie had 15-30 the last 2 Hercog service games and junked balls into the net all the time. She is playing VERY bad, and deserves to be down 4-1.

Sally Todd
May 26th, 2010, 06:42 PM
Hercog seems very relaxed out there.

Davodus
May 26th, 2010, 06:43 PM
She also plays very weirdly

Davodus
May 26th, 2010, 06:45 PM
Wow, Lucie is hitting way too many errors. This is not a good way for her to go after her great clay season.

Sally Todd
May 26th, 2010, 06:45 PM
So far sooooo bad.

Hercog just won a point for 0-40 just pushing everything back...

Davodus
May 26th, 2010, 06:46 PM
Great 5-1 :o this is only the score because of Lucie. Hercog does nothing but defend really, Lucie makes the errors.

Davodus
May 26th, 2010, 06:48 PM
I haven't seen Lucie play this bad in a while.

Davodus
May 26th, 2010, 06:49 PM
6-1 :o push push push

Davodus
May 26th, 2010, 06:51 PM
She needs to get it together, and get used to Hercog's game.

Davodus
May 26th, 2010, 06:54 PM
She managed to hold in the first game of the 2nd, so we'll see if she gets into it a bit now.

LadyB
May 26th, 2010, 06:56 PM
Lucie :o

Hello David guess who i am :p

Sally Todd
May 26th, 2010, 06:57 PM
Lucie was not even on court in that first set. She needs to wake up QUICK.

Hercog is holding serve with ease.

Davodus
May 26th, 2010, 06:57 PM
This is just so annoying, to see Lucie making all these errors while this girl stands so far back doing nothing...

Davodus
May 26th, 2010, 06:59 PM
Lucie :o

Hello David guess who i am :p

Cetkovska gives it away ;)


more pushing from Hercog

LadyB
May 26th, 2010, 07:01 PM
I guess it's good i'm not watching then :tape:
Get it together :smash:

Sally Todd
May 26th, 2010, 07:01 PM
Hercog pushes.

Edinboro
May 26th, 2010, 07:02 PM
See you at Wimbledon Lucie. :(

I hate RG. All my favorites are going out. :(

Davodus
May 26th, 2010, 07:03 PM
Annnnd she gets broken. I have not seen Hercog hit a proper winner. She is pushing and it is PISSING ME OFF. This is disgusting to watch. I knew she was gonna be a problem for Lucie, but not like this.

Sally Todd
May 26th, 2010, 07:03 PM
Man, Lucie is really playing badly today.

Hercog is doing nothing more than keeping the ball in play.

She's repeatedly winning rallies by just retrieving and floating balls back. It's annoying.

Sally Todd
May 26th, 2010, 07:05 PM
Annnnd she gets broken. I have not seen Hercog hit a proper winner. She is pushing and it is PISSING ME OFF. This is disgusting to watch. I knew she was gonna be a problem for Lucie, but not like this.

Yeah, I felt if Lucie kept her recent form she could control this match. But she's playing lousy. Dulgheru is a much better clay player than Hercog from what I've seen so far.

Davodus
May 26th, 2010, 07:05 PM
Yeah but when Lucie played Dulgheru she didn't make 1000038930809 errors off pushed floaters down the middle.

Sally Todd
May 26th, 2010, 07:06 PM
And a weak second serve returned into the net. Strings of return errors from Lucie.

LadyB
May 26th, 2010, 07:06 PM
I hope she can just hang in there until it gets dark and they postpone the match and she gets a brain :smash:

Sally Todd
May 26th, 2010, 07:07 PM
Hercog is actually toying with her on serve....

Edinboro
May 26th, 2010, 07:07 PM
Hey can you guys send the the link plz? :)

Davodus
May 26th, 2010, 07:08 PM
At least she finally got an easy hold.

Sally Todd
May 26th, 2010, 07:09 PM
Thanks god Lucie won that service game with form.

And man Hercog is the kind of clay player I hate. She's just fielding and spinning balls from the front row of the seats.

Davodus
May 26th, 2010, 07:10 PM
She is making so many errors on return. How can you expect to break then Lucie :o

Edinboro
May 26th, 2010, 07:10 PM
Hey can you guys send the the link plz? :)


:)

Sally Todd
May 26th, 2010, 07:10 PM
Hey can you guys send the the link plz? :)

Go to www.livescorehunter.com and click on Tennis. Maybe you can bring Lucie some luck. Her return is abysmal today.

Sally Todd
May 26th, 2010, 07:12 PM
Lucie needs to pick on the Hercog backhand. It's a weak slice.

Time is running out.

Davodus
May 26th, 2010, 07:12 PM
I'm not sure how much more of this I can take.

Sally Todd
May 26th, 2010, 07:13 PM
Lucie hasn't challenged Hercog on serve at al in this set. In the match even.

Davodus
May 26th, 2010, 07:13 PM
She needs to dropshot her :o

Sally Todd
May 26th, 2010, 07:14 PM
Hercog's backhand sucks. Good god Lucie.

Edinboro
May 26th, 2010, 07:16 PM
I tried to watch but her opponent is too ugly for life.

Davodus
May 26th, 2010, 07:16 PM
Well this is over now. She could have held the games she was broken in this set, had GP both times.

Sally Todd
May 26th, 2010, 07:17 PM
Ugh

Davodus
May 26th, 2010, 07:17 PM
Lucie has lost to herself this match, seriously.

Sally Todd
May 26th, 2010, 07:18 PM
Lucie's performance today is truly airheaded.

Hercog has only had to keep the ball in play.

Martian Jeza
May 26th, 2010, 07:18 PM
Bye, bye Lucie

Edinboro
May 26th, 2010, 07:19 PM
Her boyfriend is about to serve for the third round too.

Sally Todd
May 26th, 2010, 07:21 PM
Suddenly with match points against her Lucie remembers how to return a serve.

Edinboro
May 26th, 2010, 07:21 PM
Tomas Berdych wins at the same moment Lucie loses. :O

Davodus
May 26th, 2010, 07:22 PM
One of the worst matches of her career is finally over.

Sally Todd
May 26th, 2010, 07:24 PM
It's been a long while since Lucie has shown up for a major and kept it together.

Sorry everyone. Today can only can get better after watching that! :rolleyes::lol:

Robert-KimClijst
May 26th, 2010, 07:25 PM
Lucie. :( Very, very, very, very disappointing. Really poor. This is a shame. :( BUT, we need to keep in mind the great form Lucie has been in. Up until this result, Lucie was doing really well. She needs to forget about this match completely and focus on the grass. If she continues to play her game matches like this will eventually become rare.

Taniaaa
May 26th, 2010, 07:37 PM
ohmygod:hysteric: don't even know what to say... I'm just so dissapointed:tears:

Sally Todd
May 26th, 2010, 07:59 PM
ohmygod:hysteric: don't even know what to say... I'm just so dissapointed:tears:

Yeah, I am too. I thought she'd progressed beyond this kind of carelessness and lack of focus.

As Robert says, it's good that there is a switch of surfaces. That's about the only positive thing I have to say about today.

Robert-KimClijst
May 26th, 2010, 08:02 PM
Who will do the thread for Wimbledon? We're running out of thread starters. :p

Sally Todd
May 26th, 2010, 08:24 PM
Who will do the thread for Wimbledon? We're running out of thread starters. :p

I'll do it if I'm allowed. :D I can't believe I haven't started a slam thread for her yet.

HowardH
May 27th, 2010, 01:13 AM
Oh dear, not very impressive :o.

HowardH
May 27th, 2010, 01:27 AM
Reading through the comments I think maybe I'm lucky I didn't see this.

Davodus
May 27th, 2010, 03:21 AM
I'll do it if I'm allowed. :D I can't believe I haven't started a slam thread for her yet.

you can go ahead! But open it in the week before Wimbledon starts. Maybe finally someone can bring her luck :lol:
Reading through the comments I think maybe I'm lucky I didn't see this.

You definitely are. I have a theory on why she played so bad, could be wrong but I'll say it anyway. All the rain delays and waiting around in the locker room would have been hard, and for Lucie's game that is not a good thing because she is all about timing and rhythm. She needs to get into that fast, and with all the delays, she would have had no rhythm and timing coming onto court at first. Because Hercog just junked the ball 90% of the time, she couldn't get any timing the whole match because the ball was never coming onto her. It would just be like, 3 or 4 shots that Hercog junked back, then Lucie hit an error. So many times that happened, because she just didn't have the timing to make consistent winners. The same thing happened with Tomas. He started very bad, making a thousand errors, but the guy he played hit the ball hard so he managed to find his timing and he could hit the winners then.

Sally Todd
May 27th, 2010, 05:53 AM
you can go ahead! But open it in the week before Wimbledon starts. Maybe finally someone can bring her luck :lol:


Alright, I'll be prompt and I'll call upon all of my psychic powers.:lol:

Foals.
May 27th, 2010, 09:40 PM
I couldn't believe my eyes when i finally saw this result :hysteric: :help:
My internet was pissing me off by not working not long before the match until today but now i am kind of thankful i didn't see this mess :o
I am pretty gutted to be honest as my instincts told me Lucie would do really well here :tape:, yet she's only done as well as last year.
I guess the philosophy of expect the unexpected is always true with Lucie.
Still i hope the next two grand slams she will achieve what should have been merited here for her improved form and peformances. Is she still in the doubles?

Hedgehog
May 29th, 2010, 09:46 AM
Lucie :sobbing:

Hopefully she gets it together before Wimbledon. :yeah:

Davodus
May 29th, 2010, 02:20 PM
Lucie and Wozniak lost to Benesova and Zahlavova-Strycova 6-1 6-1 :lol: They really don't make a great doubles team.

Foals.
May 29th, 2010, 02:51 PM
Lucie and Wozniak lost to Benesova and Zahlavova-Strycova 6-1 6-1 :lol: They really don't make a great doubles team.

They lost by that scoreline to those two? :help: :tape: :o
Wozniak was pretty awful against Elena yesterday but didn't Benesova lose to Wozniak :tape: It sounds like Wozniak is even worse in doubles, if that's possible :help:
By the way are you over Lucie's loss because i am still not quite :o After seeing Penneta handily beat Hercog it reminded me what a big wasted opportunity this was.

Davodus
May 29th, 2010, 03:01 PM
No I am really furious about it because she just let Hercog push her into errors 90% of the time. She would have beaten Pennetta and probably Wozniacki if she had got there imo, because she was playing well enough (and she always beats Pennetta). She just had a bad day against a stupid pusher and she lost it. Her form coming in was so good, so I really can't get over my anger at this. The million rain delays certainly didn't help because she never would have got her rhythm, which she needs. Blurgh :o

Robert-KimClijst
May 29th, 2010, 03:51 PM
Lucie needs a new doubles partner. What about Zvonareva? They had a bunch of success in Dubai.

Foals.
May 29th, 2010, 03:52 PM
I'm glad it's not just me. I really wish that they had a clear spell that day and got on with the match but Lucie seems to not have had enought time to force a rhythm with all the delays :(
When i initially first found out i thought maybe people who had been saying she was talented had a point and she had played a superb match. To find out Lucie just was forced out of rhythm and induce errors is so irritating :rolleyes: It must have been worse watching it live.
It is shit to see that Wozniacki or Pennetta are there instead they are so much less interesting to watch and i also felt for sure Lucie would have beaten her bitch and then dismiss Wozniacki. :fiery:
Like you i think her form going in makes this result hard to swallow but then Lucie can do that to you :lol:

Davodus
May 29th, 2010, 04:48 PM
I think Lucie doesn't really play doubles enough to get a regular partner, and I don't really think she should bother with it in the slams either. She is really not a good doubles player :lol:

Lucie can do that to us, but we had 3 tournaments in a row of solid play and results, I guess 4 was too much to ask for :o If she was in the section of the draw of Groth vs Shvedova, I have no question in my mind that she would make th QF now...because neither of them push she would have beaten them. I really think the rain delays ruined her, because she is a big rhythm player. Oh well, we must move on. Looks like she is playing Eastbourne, so until then....we will have to live with THAT as the last match :o

Foals.
May 29th, 2010, 09:03 PM
Yes i need to forget about it :lol: but agreed a horrible note to end on :o

I think Lucie doesn't really play doubles enough to get a regular partner, and I don't really think she should bother with it in the slams either. She is really not a good doubles player :lol:


:spit: Yeah i really can't imagine Lucie being a good doubles player unless she played with a specialist as i doubt she'd have the court craft.
Lucie's at Eastbourne :eek: Even if it's a crappy tournament i wish i could get a ticket to go and watch.