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Caipirinha Guy
May 16th, 2010, 10:04 PM
http://www.pwo.polsat.pl/zdj/2010_05_16_00/149.jpg

Seriously, organization is great. :D There is centre court and two additional show courts. However court 2 is not used because there is a big hole inside. :lol: So matches were resheduled to one of training courts. Supposing there were four training courts, two of them were occupied by matches. Court 6 was full of water as well so there was only one court for players today. :lol: Of course I don't have to add Warsaw is the slowest clay of WTA - so slushy. Players struggled with bad bounces - sometimes even with returning an opponent's serve. They had to fix all those roughnesses with their own shoes.

Mynarco
May 16th, 2010, 10:05 PM
I don't understand why they are not forced to cancel the tourny

igralec33
May 16th, 2010, 10:06 PM
OMG :spit: :haha:

Caipirinha Guy
May 16th, 2010, 10:07 PM
http://www.pwo.polsat.pl/zdj/2010_05_15_00/124.jpg
The best quality of clay from Warsaw :D

goldenlox
May 16th, 2010, 10:08 PM
So they play indoors?

Ferg
May 16th, 2010, 10:08 PM
:weirdo:

CrossCourt~Rally
May 16th, 2010, 10:08 PM
Wooaah :eek: They need one of those water pumps to flush out all the water :p

Caipirinha Guy
May 16th, 2010, 10:09 PM
So they play indoors?

Today they finished indoors outside the official venue.

nevetssllim
May 16th, 2010, 10:10 PM
Keothavong's Twitter;

Won today. Seeing more bad bounces than Wembley Stadium here. Laughable stuff.

Ferg
May 16th, 2010, 10:11 PM
Keothavong's Twitter;

Won today. Seeing more bad bounces than Wembley Stadium here. Laughable stuff.

:spit:

Caipirinha Guy
May 16th, 2010, 10:16 PM
I can say that at the beginning of the first day there were no bodyguards in front of players' area so I took the chance, entered and stalked the players. :spit: Just at afternoon some guy asked me: "Do you have an ID?" Unfortunately the draw ceremony was in this exclusive area so I couldn't enter today. :hysteric:

BlackPanther.
May 16th, 2010, 10:19 PM
I can say that at the beginning of the first day there were no bodyguards in front of players' area so I took the chance, entered and stalked the players. :spit: Just at afternoon some guy asked me: "Do you have an ID?" Unfortunately the draw ceremony was in this exclusive area so I couldn't enter today. :hysteric:

:haha::haha::haha::haha:

goldenlox
May 16th, 2010, 10:22 PM
Today they finished indoors outside the official venue.I'm sure they want Caro and Lena outdoors

@ipeksenoglu (http://twitter.com/ipeksenoglu)

where s the sunshine?

sammy01
May 16th, 2010, 10:27 PM
the weather looks horrible for the next 3 days to.

LCS
May 16th, 2010, 10:31 PM
EPIC FAIL this tournament.

Caipirinha Guy
May 16th, 2010, 10:37 PM
where s the sunshine?

Weather is now a hot mess in Poland
http://m.onet.pl/_m/4158e48dc1b4ba1909871a71f35e4caf,8,34.jpg
http://m.onet.pl/_m/bb5d4d123ad72e1b6901b458f2255dca,8,34.jpg
http://m.onet.pl/_m/0b864df0459227a4ae9d42355d9adcbe,8,34.jpg

LeonHart
May 16th, 2010, 10:39 PM
I don't understand why they are not forced to cancel the tourny

As if its the tournament's fault for having bad weather :rolleyes:

KoOlMaNsEaN
May 16th, 2010, 10:41 PM
As if its the tournament's fault for having bad weather :rolleyes:

weather isn't the only problem

Caipirinha Guy
May 16th, 2010, 10:44 PM
As if its the tournament's fault for having bad weather :rolleyes:

Was the clay made by a better company, it would last much more. Quality of clay in Stutgart >>>>> Warsaw clay

Adrian.
May 16th, 2010, 10:49 PM
German work >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Polish work

:shrug::weirdo:

jimbo mack
May 16th, 2010, 10:52 PM
gosh, looks dreadful. Warsaw needs fired!

Convoluted
May 16th, 2010, 10:54 PM
http://www.pwo.polsat.pl/zdj/2010_05_15_00/124.jpg
The best quality of clay from Warsaw :D

Not to be pedantic, but where are the hell are the "singles sticks"?

Caipirinha Guy
May 16th, 2010, 10:57 PM
Don't worry. They are there :lol:
http://www.pwo.polsat.pl/zdj/2010_05_16_00/165.jpg

sammy01
May 16th, 2010, 10:58 PM
Not to be pedantic, but where are the hell are the "singles sticks"?

:help: we have to use them in an LTA grade 4 tournie, warsaw is a wta tournament and they are missing :tape:

sammy01
May 16th, 2010, 10:59 PM
Don't worry. They are there :lol:
http://www.pwo.polsat.pl/zdj/2010_05_16_00/165.jpg

it looks so bad, the whole tournie looks aweful. was there actually anyone there watching?

Matt01
May 16th, 2010, 11:25 PM
Will be fun to follow this tournament on Eurosport. I'm not sure why they even bother broadcasting but :D

fouc
May 16th, 2010, 11:30 PM
Not to be pedantic, but where are the hell are the "singles sticks"?

OMG :lol::help: It's not pedantic, this is really embarrassing. Especially that if the ball hits the part of the net between the singles sticks and the doubles stick it is OUT. In Warsaw Open it would be net...

Caipirinha Guy
May 16th, 2010, 11:31 PM
OMG :lol::help: It's not pedantic, this is really embarrassing. Especially that if the balls hit the part of the net between the singles sticks and the doubles stick it is OUT. In Warsaw Open it would be net...

There actually WERE single sticks :spit:

fouc
May 16th, 2010, 11:33 PM
^^
In the Korzeniak's match too? Photo suggests otherwise

Caipirinha Guy
May 16th, 2010, 11:40 PM
Yes! :lol: Photo didn't seize them. :)
There was even a serve speed meter. One girl served 196 km/h ( She hit some 180+ serves)
It was unranked 16 year-old Agata Barańska :lol:

fouc
May 16th, 2010, 11:45 PM
^^
Good for her :) Since we're talking Warsaw here... Any polishe girls with potential there except for Linette? Nalborska won a set too... And why did Kania lose so badly?

Caipirinha Guy
May 16th, 2010, 11:49 PM
Kania was very nervous. Furthermore the court was too slow for her. She could handle the rally with Magda. The only game she won was when she could dictate the point. On such clay she couldn't. :( Nalborska is a very defensive and anemic player. She plays smartly, she "saves" the ball - no power from her. Every girl with some more pace than Mijacika shouldn't have problems with her.

fouc
May 16th, 2010, 11:51 PM
Thanks, and that Baranska chick?

Caipirinha Guy
May 16th, 2010, 11:55 PM
Very strong strokes from both strikes but most often they were out. :spit: But that 190+ serve :D
This chick is called Polish Sharapova - now I know why :lol: She screamed as hell and defended like 5 match points but afterall she lost. She's training now in Spain in some tennis academy so if she works on regularity of her strokes, she will get much bettter

Wiggly
May 16th, 2010, 11:58 PM
The weather isn't looking good ALL week.
Tons of players will just tank and book a flight to Paris if it's THAT bad.

Dave.
May 17th, 2010, 12:12 AM
Seeing those pictures it is sad that this tournament survives (and maintains Tier II status), while all-time crowd favourite venues like Zurich, Amelia Island are no longer used.

:help: we have to use them in an LTA grade 4 tournie, warsaw is a wta tournament and they are missing :tape:

I play in those! Not sure whether that warrants a :hearts: or a :o.

Chorophyll
May 17th, 2010, 12:15 AM
Zurich really should be on the roster. What a lovely event. Great people.

AnnaK_4ever
May 17th, 2010, 12:17 AM
I'm sure they want Caro and Lena outdoors

@ipeksenoglu (http://twitter.com/ipeksenoglu)

where s the sunshine?

For a moment I thought Senoglu was asking about Wozniacki... :tape: :lol:

edificio
May 17th, 2010, 01:28 AM
Oh, poor Warsaw. What a mess of rain.

sammy01
May 17th, 2010, 09:17 AM
Seeing those pictures it is sad that this tournament survives (and maintains Tier II status), while all-time crowd favourite venues like Zurich, Amelia Island are no longer used.



I play in those! Not sure whether that warrants a :hearts: or a :o.

you should have entered my clubs tournie, older people are a breeze it was/is the under 9's and 10's that are like pulling teeth. ;):p

what rating are you?

The Dawntreader
May 17th, 2010, 02:34 PM
Urggh, it's like a cementary out there.

Warsaw really does have the bleakest weather i've seen for any tour event. It's like what Berlin used to be like x100.

Kipling
May 17th, 2010, 03:32 PM
No problem.

http://www.onthebaseline.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/serena_williams_water_tennis.jpg

Langers
May 17th, 2010, 05:15 PM
I'm looking forward to coverage of this event kicking off on Eurosport tomorrow. :)

Slutiana
May 17th, 2010, 05:24 PM
I'm looking forward to coverage of this event kicking off on Eurosport tomorrow. :)
It started today. :tape:

Langers
May 17th, 2010, 05:30 PM
It started today. :tape:
:lol: Well then, shows how much I know.

Did I miss much?

Adrian.
May 17th, 2010, 05:32 PM
alona winning in 2
alex wining in 2
marta vs. piter 67 64 rain delay :p

Dave.
May 17th, 2010, 06:43 PM
you should have entered my clubs tournie, older people are a breeze it was/is the under 9's and 10's that are like pulling teeth. ;):p

what rating are you?

9.2, and it took me ages to get it there. :o

I'd love to enter your club's tournament. You'd have to rig the draw though obviously. :kiss: (if that's even possible in those tourneys :tape:)

Chorophyll
May 17th, 2010, 09:05 PM
Cheating?

A-Bond
May 17th, 2010, 09:26 PM
Zurich really should be on the roster. What a lovely event. Great people.

Well I can only agree with you. Great event. I was shocked after it got cancelled. Especially when you see tons of Tournaments which do not have any spectactors till SF.

Matt01
May 17th, 2010, 09:30 PM
:lol: Well then, shows how much I know.

Did I miss much?


Here in Germany they didn't show anything on ES1 since it was raining. Apparently they showed a bit later on ES2 which I couldn't see.

Tomorrow they are planning to broadcast the first two matches on Centrecourt again on ES so don't miss it ;)

Adrian.
May 17th, 2010, 09:33 PM
Li and Bartoli

:lol:

stangtennis
May 17th, 2010, 09:55 PM
Here in Germany they didn't show anything on ES1 since it was raining. Apparently they showed a bit later on ES2 which I couldn't see.
At Eurosport 1 this afternoon they showed Giro d'Italia swimming cycling.
It looks like Italy got more rain than Warsaw today.

http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com//2010/05/17/2/bettiniphoto_0052935_1_full_600.jpg

http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com//2010/05/17/2/bettiniphoto_0052999_1_full_600.jpg

http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com//2010/05/17/2/bettiniphoto_0052986_1_full_600.jpg

http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com//2010/05/17/2/pic110852125_600.jpg

http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com//2010/05/17/2/pic110853827_600.jpg

http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com//2010/05/17/2/bettiniphoto_0052932_1_full_600.jpg

http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com//2010/05/17/2/bettiniphoto_0052923_1_full_600.jpg

Adrian.
May 17th, 2010, 09:58 PM
:haha::help::haha:

Where the hell is the sunshine?:tape:

Ah, wait! i know where:p

In.......
































































RUSSIA:speakles:

stangtennis
May 17th, 2010, 10:00 PM
@ipeksenoglu (http://twitter.com/ipeksenoglu)

where s the sunshine?
Miss Sunshine got a bye in round 1 as the 1st seeded :lol:

Boreas
May 18th, 2010, 09:15 AM
Why are you guys posting these depressing pics with all the water. Post some nice funny pictures. Like Huber's face expression when she lost to Poutchek and Senoglu:lol:

Caipirinha Guy
May 18th, 2010, 09:29 AM
Players struggling to hit a ball:
http://www.pwo.polsat.pl/zdj/2010_05_16_00/163.jpg
http://www.pwo.polsat.pl/zdj/2010_05_15_00/115.jpg
http://www.pwo.polsat.pl/zdj/2010_05_15_00/120.jpg
Ms Sunshine :p
http://www.pwo.polsat.pl/zdj/2010_05_15_01/132.jpg

Anabelcroft
May 18th, 2010, 09:37 AM
who are they?

s_j
May 18th, 2010, 09:42 AM
Hideous tattoo.

Boreas
May 18th, 2010, 09:44 AM
Who's the overweight one?

Caipirinha Guy
May 18th, 2010, 09:48 AM
Karolina Kosińska

Caipirinha Guy
May 18th, 2010, 09:50 AM
who are they?

Magda Linette
Karolina Kosinska
Katarzyna Kawa

LCS
May 18th, 2010, 10:15 AM
AMAZE pics from the Giro :inlove:

LCS
May 18th, 2010, 10:17 AM
Any Warsaw residents here that could tell us if it's currently raining or not?

Rome & Madrid
May 18th, 2010, 01:07 PM
Warsaw should be eliminated from the calendar and replaced by Zurich!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AndreConrad
May 18th, 2010, 01:08 PM
Warsaw should be eliminated from the calendar and replaced by Zurich!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Why? Because it is raining there this year?

Bronx19
May 18th, 2010, 01:10 PM
It has the feel of a crappy event. Dodgy courts, shit weather, no crowd.

Rome & Madrid
May 18th, 2010, 01:11 PM
Why? Because it is raining there this year?

Because I miss Zurich. Every event should be replaced by Zurich cause Zurich was better :sobbing:

AndreConrad
May 18th, 2010, 01:21 PM
Because I miss Zurich. Every event should be replaced by Zurich cause Zurich was better :sobbing:
I have nothing against Zurich, at the same note every country that has presence in tennis should have opportunity to host at least one event. This is the one in Poland. It is good for tennis. The weather works against this year but long term it will have positive effect.

Matt01
May 18th, 2010, 01:27 PM
Because I miss Zurich. Every event should be replaced by Zurich cause Zurich was better :sobbing:


I liked Zurich but it didn't even have hawk-eye, even when it was the most important indoor tournament in Europe :tape: :help:

Rome & Madrid
May 18th, 2010, 01:32 PM
I have nothing against Zurich, at the same note every country that has presence in tennis should have opportunity to host at least one event. This is the one in Poland. It is good for tennis. The weather works against this year but long term it will have positive effect.

Switzerland doesn't have any tournaments at all now and Germany has only 1 tournament, while countries like Spain (3 tournaments), Austria (2 tournaments), USA (~100 tournaments) or France (3 tournaments) have numerous... I'm not fighting against Warsaw, I'm fighting againgst the Swiss and German death

Rome & Madrid
May 18th, 2010, 01:33 PM
I liked Zurich but it didn't even have hawk-eye, even when it was the most important indoor tournament in Europe :tape: :help:

Because they knew, they wouldn't have the tournament anymore somewhen soon..!

fouc
May 18th, 2010, 01:36 PM
Bartoli should not be allowed to play in this costume, and I'm serious, it's not a tennis outfit.

Matt01
May 18th, 2010, 01:38 PM
Because they knew, they wouldn't have the tournament anymore somewhen soon..!


Ok, that probably makes sense.


Switzerland doesn't have any tournaments at all now and Germany has only 1 tournament, while countries like Spain (3 tournaments), Austria (2 tournaments), USA (~100 tournaments) or France (3 tournaments) have numerous... I'm not fighting against Warsaw, I'm fighting againgst the Swiss and German death


Good. :yeah:

I think that currently there are too many big tournaments in Asia and the USA, and not enough in (Middle) Europe.

Rome & Madrid
May 18th, 2010, 01:39 PM
Bartoli should not be allowed to play in this costume, and I'm serious, it's not a tennis outfit.

pic? what does it look like? Jeans and boots?

sammy01
May 18th, 2010, 01:39 PM
9.2, and it took me ages to get it there. :o

I'd love to enter your club's tournament. You'd have to rig the draw though obviously. :kiss: (if that's even possible in those tourneys :tape:)

i think im 8.1 or 7.2 and haven't played an lta tournament in like 3 years lol


sorry i cant rig it lol, the draws made randomly and seeds determined by there lta rating. you could be unseeded and looming :p

fouc
May 18th, 2010, 01:41 PM
pic? what does it look like? Jeans and boots?
there is a stream: http://www.fromsport.com/video-253984.html

Rome & Madrid
May 18th, 2010, 01:44 PM
I don't have adobe at work :sad: and I don't have internet access at home (until tomorrow) :sad::sad:

Rome & Madrid
May 18th, 2010, 01:46 PM
they moved this thread :sad:

stangtennis
May 18th, 2010, 02:33 PM
http://www.pwo.polsat.pl/zdj/2010_05_15_00/120.jpg

Look, same logo on her arm as the big sponsor logo behind her head.