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Mashabator
Jun 11th, 2010, 02:47 PM
Yanina :help:
Well done to Riske though.

gumoll
Jun 11th, 2010, 02:48 PM
:banana:

Rising Sun
Jun 11th, 2010, 02:48 PM
Alison :banana:

Caralenko
Jun 11th, 2010, 02:48 PM
:haha: :bigcry: :help: :tape: :unsure:

Vanity Bonfire
Jun 11th, 2010, 02:48 PM
*dead*

:haha:

Riske:worship:

RenaSlam.
Jun 11th, 2010, 02:48 PM
Riske (post-match interview): I almost peed myself I was so nervous at the end of the match. :scared: :tape:

Young 8
Jun 11th, 2010, 02:49 PM
LOL @Wickmaier handshake


:D

delicatecutter
Jun 11th, 2010, 02:49 PM
So proud of Alison!! :awww: :cheer:

VIKA?
Jun 11th, 2010, 02:50 PM
Alison is awesome:lol::hearts: well done:yeah:

goldenlox
Jun 11th, 2010, 02:50 PM
Now if Riske beats Sharapova, this tournament will have a storyline

Jankarenka
Jun 11th, 2010, 02:50 PM
Yanin behaved so poorly (she lost a fan today)

Well done Riske, she is a very sweet girl!

#kArLoS#
Jun 11th, 2010, 02:51 PM
Nina was spraying UEs everywhere,in the middle of the 3rd set wanted to go home :spit:

Congrats,Riske.Please dont loose against Sharapova now

roelc
Jun 11th, 2010, 02:51 PM
this girl played really good! we'll hear more from her.

Srodgers
Jun 11th, 2010, 02:51 PM
Alison!! So happy and proud of you!
All the people laughing over this obviously didnt watch the match.

spiceboy
Jun 11th, 2010, 02:51 PM
Here's someone smelling a MDWC @ Wimbledon :drool:

iPatty
Jun 11th, 2010, 02:51 PM
Wickmayer :lol: So mediocre. Her stroke production is just awful. Never seen a Top20 player make errors on such routine balls. The best part is how much she overrates herself, thinking that every call is wrong against her and even giving pitiful handshakes after almost every loss. Good riddance.

Riske...what a NEW-AMERICAN-GOAT. :worship:

Slutiana
Jun 11th, 2010, 02:51 PM
:worship: Loved the speech at the end. What a breakout tournament for Alison!

RobM88
Jun 11th, 2010, 02:52 PM
This is very nice surprise!! I haven't seen Alison play (yet) but hope this bodes well for her. No service breaks at all today - excellent!

Aaric
Jun 11th, 2010, 02:52 PM
Alison :yeah:

Hashim.
Jun 11th, 2010, 02:52 PM
She played well. I like her.:hearts:

-sugi-
Jun 11th, 2010, 02:52 PM
Alison :woohoo: :hug:

I'm so pleased for her.

messing
Jun 11th, 2010, 02:52 PM
I admire Wicky's fighting spirit but those ugly com'oning on opponents' errors are just ridiculously annoying. :help: She did it even on her own UE in the last game, thinking the ball was in. :lol: Don't like the bitter handshake either. :o

Great win for Riske! Seems she has nice game and attitude. :yeah:

Drine
Jun 11th, 2010, 02:52 PM
I'd never heard of this young girl but she's playing very well !!! What a tournament :)
Good job miss Riske :yeah:

Elwin.
Jun 11th, 2010, 02:52 PM
Nina :o

GreenGrass
Jun 11th, 2010, 02:53 PM
Yanin behaved so poorly (she lost a fan today)

She always behaves like this when she loses, nothing new here :shrug:

Alison :worship:

ZODIAC
Jun 11th, 2010, 02:54 PM
I want a match between Oudin and Riske...yeah battle of the bottle blondes.

Slutiana
Jun 11th, 2010, 02:54 PM
And yes, Wickmayer is a bitch. That handshake was ridiculous and she just thinks she's so good. So overranked.

fouc
Jun 11th, 2010, 02:54 PM
Riske's comment about peeing herself :sobbing:

I'm so happy! Naturally beautiful tennis and great moving. She seems to be very aware of her limitations and uses her strengths perfectly. She was a bit reluctant to go for her shots at the end, but thankfully Wickmayer of Belgium helped.

erschloy214
Jun 11th, 2010, 02:55 PM
Very exciting to have an up and coming American have a break through! I hope she continues to do well in future tournaments as well!

<Sven>
Jun 11th, 2010, 02:55 PM
Get it together for Wimbledon Yanina.
It seems Riske played very good, but you've got to get those UE's under control!

Carotastrophe
Jun 11th, 2010, 02:55 PM
Alison! :yeah:

Ellery
Jun 11th, 2010, 02:55 PM
Alison :hearts:

NyCPsU
Jun 11th, 2010, 02:56 PM
Great serving! Not broken once!!

She is awesome, just seems like a sweet girl!

This was the first time I have actually seen her play and I was quite impressed! Amazing run here! :yeah:

Boreas
Jun 11th, 2010, 02:58 PM
:happy: on so many levels

Mahon_Lorcan
Jun 11th, 2010, 02:58 PM
hahah Wickmayer


Great job Alison!

tucker1989
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:00 PM
Step, haters.

Great to see Alison's amazing run continue, and I can't wait to watch her against Maria tomorrow!

Yanina is one of the most immature, overrated players on tour. Her fall from grace can't come soon enough.

Yarden
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:01 PM
WOW Alison :woohoo:

Yanina off the court in like 5 sec :o

Vanity Bonfire
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:05 PM
And yes, Wickmayer is a bitch. That handshake was ridiculous and she just thinks she's so good. So overranked.

I can't wait until after the USO :drool:

madmax
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:05 PM
Good tourney for young american and some valuable ranking points as well:banana: Masha better not take her lightly

ZODIAC
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:06 PM
Yanina does have a chip on her shoulder...

Kworb
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:07 PM
:bowdown:

Wickmayer :ras:

delicatecutter
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:07 PM
I like Riske's game about 85,000 X more than Oudin's. I hope she can keep this form up!!

ViennaCalling
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:08 PM
:eek:

After the surprising Clay-tournaments it seems that there will be some surprising-great runs in every tournament on grass as well :drool:

Madoka
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:14 PM
very happy about this result..i just cant stand wickmayer...

Slutiana
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:15 PM
Here's someone smelling a MDWC @ Wimbledon :drool:
Oh, I hope not. :o

jimbo mack
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:17 PM
good to see a young american doing well, for some reason she reminds me of a modern amy frazier...lovely flat groundstrokes perfectly suited for grass

as for wickmayer, she looked out of sorts, too many mistakes...i was more impressed with the way she played in last year's quarter-finals than this year's.

claypova
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:17 PM
riske :hearts:

yanina's handshake :o

-sugi-
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:17 PM
Oh, I hope not. :o
Why not?

Shvedbarilescu
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:17 PM
Great result for Alison. A dream tournament for her. I'm very surprised about this result but very pleased too.

ZODIAC
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:18 PM
Wickmeyer and Rezai are just not nice

fouc
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:19 PM
Step, haters.

Great to see Alison's amazing run continue, and I can't wait to watch her against Maria tomorrow!

Yanina is one of the most immature, overrated players on tour. Her fall from grace can't come soon enough.

what? :spit: who do you refer to?

Madoka
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:21 PM
She always behaves like this when she loses, nothing new here :shrug:



exactly.

so detestable...such a looser.

azmad_88
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:21 PM
Blair Waldorf look alike she seems!

wow at Riske! she is very strong mentally

Madoka
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:22 PM
Yanina is one of the most immature, overrated players on tour. Her fall from grace can't come soon enough.


must agree also with that.

Slutiana
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:24 PM
Why not?
Because i'm going to Roehampton and i'm a selfish ****.

NyCPsU
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:25 PM
Because i'm going to Roehampton and i'm a selfish ****.

:haha:

-sugi-
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:27 PM
Because i'm going to Roehampton and i'm a selfish ****.
Oh :lol: Fair enough.

I feel the same way, as I'm going as well and part of me wants to see her play for the third week in a row, but the other half of me hopes she gets a wildcard. :shrug: :o

Marionated
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:27 PM
Wow :hearts:

Juju Nostalgique
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:30 PM
OMFG! :speakles: Was it the real Yanina or a travelo in disguise? :tape: :rolls:

flareon
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:31 PM
I was impressed with Riske and she deserved the win well done.

Juju Nostalgique
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:32 PM
Oh, wait, maybe it was the steroids not working today... :tape: :rolls:

Juju Nostalgique
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:33 PM
I want a match between Oudin and Riske...yeah battle of the bottle blondes.

:haha: :rolls:

Ferg
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:34 PM
:eek:

willrock
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:35 PM
Congrats to Riske!
She's really got the game for success on grass.
First time I've watched her : her serve is effective!
Nina might do better at Wimbly
And it seems like USA eventually found a little back up to the WS
Riske could have a Oudin-like run at Wim!
She may get the last WC btw! What do you think?

Sund7101
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:36 PM
Great run! Keep it up and take out Sharapova.

No service breaks that is just amazing in today's game! :worship:

I want to see her play...

tucker1989
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:37 PM
what? :spit: who do you refer to?

People yesterday acting like Wozniak and Chakvetadze had no business losing to Alison. It seems like now most people get that she actually has game and is creating this success for herself, not having it handed to her.

Joe.
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:38 PM
Wow this girl is playing awesome on grass.:worship:

Eduardo Oliveira
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:39 PM
Yanina :help:
congrats Riske :ras: :p

ElusiveChanteuse
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:40 PM
:eek: Yanina :o
Allison :yeah: Beat Masha please.:devil:

Boreas
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:42 PM
People yesterday acting like Wozniak and Chakvetadze had no business losing to Alison. It seems like now most people get that she actually has game and is creating this success for herself, not having it handed to her.

Riske is ranked in 200s. Of course they had no business losing to her. But as we all know, they're both ridiculously bad these days, so their losses came off as somehow expected.

Mrs. Peel
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:44 PM
A promising, young American ?!?!? :shock: Very good news indeed. Good for her!

Wickmayer is so overrated :help: She's not at that level to be a bitch! :rolleyes:

Vamos Feńa
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:44 PM
:eek: :eek: wow what a great run she's having. We'll see if she can continue this play ;)

Yanina :wavey: alwyas nice to see you lose. Seriously her handshakes after losing match are so unwatchable :rolleyes:

tucker1989
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:55 PM
Riske is ranked in 200s. Of course they had no business losing to her. But as we all know, they're both ridiculously bad these days, so their losses came off as somehow expected.

She has also had very few opportunities to play against top 100 players ever, especially on grass, which is clearly a great surface for her. It also could be that she is just a superior grass court player than some of these girls, as it's fair to say that Wozniak's game is not exactly tailor-made for the surface. I guess I'm just trying to say that people are always trying to diminish the accomplishments of players. Bottom line, in each of her matches, Alison and her opponent have started on even footing, and she has done her job better each time, which tells me she has every bit of business beating them.

simonsaystennis
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:57 PM
Alison!!! :woohoo: What a breakthrough! So glad that people are taking notice of her now and that she is winning some fans! She is so nice! :bounce:

CrossCourt~Rally
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:58 PM
:woohoo: OMG, i'm speechless :speakles: CONGRATS ALISON! :worship:

simonsaystennis
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:59 PM
She has also had very few opportunities to play against top 100 players ever, especially on grass, which is clearly a great surface for her. It also could be that she is just a superior grass court player than some of these girls, as it's fair to say that Wozniak's game is not exactly tailor-made for the surface. I guess I'm just trying to say that people are always trying to diminish the accomplishments of players. Bottom line, in each of her matches, Alison and her opponent have started on even footing, and she has done her job better each time, which tells me she has every bit of business beating them.

:worship: I agree 100%!!!

wally1
Jun 11th, 2010, 04:01 PM
Solid stuff from Riske. I saw quite a lot of her match against Zahlavova, and thought her net play was unusually good for a young player these days.

tae04
Jun 11th, 2010, 04:01 PM
Who is this girl? lol

doujyr
Jun 11th, 2010, 04:12 PM
is she playing wimbledon qualies?

Harju.
Jun 11th, 2010, 04:26 PM
Alison! :worship:

First SF for her on her second grass tournament. Clearly her game is suitable for grass.

azmad_88
Jun 11th, 2010, 04:33 PM
Who is this girl? lol

Have u watched Gossip Girl? There's this character named Blair Waldorf.
Riske looks just like her, only blonde.

On a more serious note. She has beautiful netplay

Borishynikov
Jun 11th, 2010, 05:02 PM
She has also had very few opportunities to play against top 100 players ever, especially on grass, which is clearly a great surface for her. It also could be that she is just a superior grass court player than some of these girls, as it's fair to say that Wozniak's game is not exactly tailor-made for the surface. I guess I'm just trying to say that people are always trying to diminish the accomplishments of players. Bottom line, in each of her matches, Alison and her opponent have started on even footing, and she has done her job better each time, which tells me she has every bit of business beating them.

Things will get tougher once opponents know she is and get a chance to do some homework...

gmak
Jun 11th, 2010, 05:08 PM
Yanina :o :help: :rolleyes:
i wanted a meeting with Masha in the semis :(

how good is Riske? :shrug:

Harju.
Jun 11th, 2010, 05:16 PM
Yanina :o :help: :rolleyes:
i wanted a meeting with Masha in the semis :(

how good is Riske? :shrug:
Better than Wickmayer obviously since she beat her. :lol:.

njnetswill
Jun 11th, 2010, 05:20 PM
:yeah: Good for her.

Volcana
Jun 11th, 2010, 05:23 PM
This was the first time I've seen Riske play. And only say the first set. But she served Wickmayer into the ground. And she can get her passing shots to dip, and I've neer seen Wickmayer volley well.

The part of the match I saw had a feeling like Wickmayer almost resented that a qualifier was playing so well.

lemonwilly
Jun 11th, 2010, 05:30 PM
Alison :bounce:

hankqq
Jun 11th, 2010, 05:36 PM
wow Alison :eek: great win for her :yeah:
looking forward to her next match. :)

her run this week is as much a surprise as Lapuschenkova's at Stuttgart :worship:

JackFrost
Jun 11th, 2010, 05:42 PM
No Riske, no fun. :worship:

cellophane
Jun 11th, 2010, 06:01 PM
Going to have to watch her against Maria tomorrow...

Patrick345
Jun 11th, 2010, 06:05 PM
She has also had very few opportunities to play against top 100 players ever, especially on grass, which is clearly a great surface for her. It also could be that she is just a superior grass court player than some of these girls, as it's fair to say that Wozniak's game is not exactly tailor-made for the surface. I guess I'm just trying to say that people are always trying to diminish the accomplishments of players. Bottom line, in each of her matches, Alison and her opponent have started on even footing, and she has done her job better each time, which tells me she has every bit of business beating them.

Wozniakīs game is not made for boundaries, but without lines Wozniak would thrive. :tape:

Riske ainīt going anywhere. Her game is somewhat suited for grass, because she has a decent serve, and half the girls move like cows on ice on the grass, but that forehand will get her nowhere. :tape::tape:

CoryAnnAvants#1
Jun 11th, 2010, 06:10 PM
Oh. My. GOD. :D I had to leave when it was 7-6 3-3 and would have been content with Alison just putting up a good fight. This really made my day. Couldn't have happened to a nicer person :)

Sexysova
Jun 11th, 2010, 06:14 PM
I want to see this girl playing :eek: :worship:

fantic
Jun 11th, 2010, 06:51 PM
Alison :worship: Too bad I stopped watching after the 2nd set. She was nice to me at RM & IW :)

rickxx
Jun 11th, 2010, 07:11 PM
Alison:DNow curious to find out what she can do against Grasspova!

Break My Rapture
Jun 11th, 2010, 07:43 PM
Any vid of the handshake?

Congrats Alison. :yeah:

Young 8
Jun 11th, 2010, 08:59 PM
Any vid of the handshake?


I will put it on youtube very soon

Break My Rapture
Jun 11th, 2010, 09:01 PM
Thank you. :)

TheBoiledEgg
Jun 11th, 2010, 09:08 PM
i knew she could do it :bounce:
way to go Alison ;) :D

after match her sis was in tears when someone stopped her and Alison to pose for photos, fairytale story for them both, esp Alison.

Alison just as she done all week, BH, movement and volleys are her best pt, serve was pretty good today, alot of cheap pts but she did throw in a few DF's
FH is awkward, like she scoops it

Jorn
Jun 11th, 2010, 09:13 PM
Riske won't play Wimby Qualies she has MDWC! :)

iPatty
Jun 11th, 2010, 09:28 PM
Riske won't play Wimby Qualies she has MDWC! :)

:bolt:

A smart decision from Wimbledon organizers? You could have guessed that?

Young 8
Jun 11th, 2010, 09:43 PM
Any vid of the handshake?

Congrats Alison. :yeah:

6_YNlDZa5fI

Shepster
Jun 11th, 2010, 09:43 PM
Happy for Riske, she deserved it (and Yanina's been a bit of a prima donna around the grounds, refusing pictures, taking the diva way out on Court 4 for practice today like Sharapova - believing her own hype and feeling the pressure methinks), but the one thing today is people went on about MLDB but Riske is WAY worse on the grunting. Not only is it louder (I heard her 4 courts away on Monday) she sometimes waits until the ball's crossed the net to *begin* the huge "Aiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii" grunt and many times the ball was bouncing/had bounced and she's still making that racket. It interferes with the opponent's shot preparation and she needs to cut it out because it's completely unsportsmanlike. Shame because her game's very watchable.

Break My Rapture
Jun 11th, 2010, 09:48 PM
6_YNlDZa5fI
Thank you! :)


Wickmayer being classless as usual. Pathetic attitude. :rolleyes:

Dokic-Fan
Jun 11th, 2010, 09:52 PM
Well done to Riske... :) :yeah: She seems to be a nice cute girl.

As much as I like Yanina, but she really has to work on her attitude. Her handshakes are often very disrespectful. She has to change that.

Break My Rapture
Jun 11th, 2010, 09:53 PM
Happy for Riske, she deserved it (and Yanina's been a bit of a prima donna around the grounds, refusing pictures, taking the diva way out on Court 4 for practice today like Sharapova - believing her own hype and feeling the pressure methinks), but the one thing today is people went on about MLDB but Riske is WAY worse on the grunting. Not only is it louder (I heard her 4 courts away on Monday) she sometimes waits until the ball's crossed the net to *begin* the huge "Aiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii" grunt and many times the ball was bouncing/had bounced and she's still making that racket. It interferes with the opponent's shot preparation and she needs to cut it out because it's completely unsportsmanlike. Shame because her game's very watchable.
So true, she thinks she's IT. And she really shouldn't think like that.

The Dawntreader
Jun 11th, 2010, 09:55 PM
Wickmayer is doing herself no favours with handshakes like that.

SVK
Jun 11th, 2010, 09:56 PM
Rezai - Wickmayer match with Aranaveīs win after drama would be interesting

Jorn
Jun 11th, 2010, 10:00 PM
The reason for Yanina's fast handshake with the umpire, was because she was angry after a overrule. Just in last game. ;)

Joe.
Jun 11th, 2010, 10:13 PM
To think I actually liked this girl at the start of the year....

Shepster
Jun 11th, 2010, 10:16 PM
I admire Wicky's fighting spirit but those ugly com'oning on opponents' errors are just ridiculously annoying.
I suppose it's a Belgian thing, at least it's not Allez :devil:

Ferg
Jun 11th, 2010, 10:22 PM
6_YNlDZa5fI

:spit:

Thank god she never made top 10 when she had the chance.

ZODIAC
Jun 11th, 2010, 10:23 PM
who dresses her the clothes are ugly especially the colors ..that blue is hideous coupled with her pissy attitude its just eeww

simonsaystennis
Jun 11th, 2010, 10:25 PM
Wow what a bitch. She couldn't even spare a couple seconds to give a heartfelt congratulations. I'll always remember that Maria was so gracious when Mel beat her at the US Open. The handshake was very friendly. I lose respect for players when I see them be rude after the match. :o

simonsaystennis
Jun 11th, 2010, 10:27 PM
Also, if someone can upload highlights of this match, I would appreciate it so much!

Derek.
Jun 11th, 2010, 10:32 PM
Wow, Alison! :D

delicatecutter
Jun 11th, 2010, 10:34 PM
Yanina is the poorest sport I have ever seen.

terceira
Jun 11th, 2010, 10:38 PM
Alison:bounce:

hurricanejeanne
Jun 11th, 2010, 11:01 PM
Alison! :bounce: :D

Shepster
Jun 11th, 2010, 11:05 PM
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Kevin.
Jun 11th, 2010, 11:07 PM
After going to and not getting into Brisbane,AO, and Memphis this year its great to see her getting these results...The funny thing is that she signed up for 3 10ks that were this month and her first grass playing was during her R1 at Nottingham..Go Alison...personally, i wouldnt want to give up a full ride to Vanderbilt, but she was playing amazing at the time.

tennisbuddy12
Jun 11th, 2010, 11:10 PM
Alison, SO PROUD OF YOU!! Great to see you earn a deserved win! See you at Cincy like we said haha

delicatecutter
Jun 11th, 2010, 11:11 PM
Why do people think she looks like Leighton Meester? :rolls:

iPatty
Jun 11th, 2010, 11:12 PM
Thanks for that video.

Wickmayer just provides so much hating material. Too easy. Way too easy. :lol:

TheAllan
Jun 11th, 2010, 11:17 PM
Perhaps a little abrupt, but other than that I can't see much wrong with either handshake.

fouc
Jun 11th, 2010, 11:40 PM
who was that cute blond girl at the stands cheering for Riske? Her coach?

Shepster
Jun 11th, 2010, 11:50 PM
who was that cute blond girl at the stands cheering for Riske? Her coach?
She came on to see her during the match as her "coach" but I think it was her sister (she mentioned her sister in her post-match speech).

Randy H
Jun 11th, 2010, 11:51 PM
She came on to see her during the match as her "coach" but I think it was her sister (she mentioned her sister in her post-match speech).

Yep, looks like her older sister Sarah :) She was a NCAA college player and played a couple of seasons on the ITF circuit after graduating :)

fridayeggs
Jun 12th, 2010, 12:09 AM
Who the fuck is Riske?

Steadyniacki
Jun 12th, 2010, 12:10 AM
Alison, heard some big things, and your living up to them :D

Привет
Jun 12th, 2010, 12:10 AM
How is this girl winning matches? :confused: Good for her, but her game is just dreadful. I can't support that...

CoryAnnAvants#1
Jun 12th, 2010, 12:12 AM
She came on to see her during the match as her "coach" but I think it was her sister (she mentioned her sister in her post-match speech).
Her sister is her coach. Alison trains in Hilton Head now, and her sister was one of the teaching pros at an academy there. Her boyfriend/occasional hitting partner plays on the Men's team at Vanderbilt, so she's pretty much got it made on that front :lol:

cellophane
Jun 12th, 2010, 12:18 AM
Perhaps a little abrupt, but other than that I can't see much wrong with either handshake.

Agreed. I thought she bit her hand off or something based on all the posts....

Ferg
Jun 12th, 2010, 12:21 AM
It was a clasic limp, not even looking handslap. Bad even by WTA standards!

CoryAnnAvants#1
Jun 12th, 2010, 12:42 AM
After going to and not getting into Brisbane,AO, and Memphis this year its great to see her getting these results...The funny thing is that she signed up for 3 10ks that were this month and her first grass playing was during her R1 at Nottingham..Go Alison...personally, i wouldnt want to give up a full ride to Vanderbilt, but she was playing amazing at the time.
It was probably a tough call for her, especially since she was totally adamant about going to college and staying for all 4 years at one point. That being said, the fact she won a 50K and now just reached the semifinals here while still in her rookie year on tour obviously shows that she made the right call. For every American player that makes the boneheaded decision to forego college and turn pro (and there have been a LOT of them), there are other players like Vania King and Riske who show that they did make the right decision.

Slutiana
Jun 12th, 2010, 07:06 AM
Perhaps a little abrupt, but other than that I can't see much wrong with either handshake.
Wickmayer barely even touched her hand. :lol: Someone needs to tell that bitch that she's not as good as she thinks she is.
How is this girl winning matches? :confused: Good for her, but her game is just dreadful. I can't support that...
:rolleyes:

Lord Choc Ice
Jun 12th, 2010, 07:22 AM
Wicky. :haha:

Riske's game is going to get her a lot of haters around here if she keeps winning. :lol:

Amalgamate
Jun 12th, 2010, 07:52 AM
Alison :cheer: I am really happy for you! She really is genuinely a nice girl and I am not surprised at all that she is having good results on grass. Her game totally suits the grass. However, I do not remember that grunt from a few years ago...Is this new? :help:

Her sister is her coach. Alison trains in Hilton Head now, and her sister was one of the teaching pros at an academy there. Her boyfriend/occasional hitting partner plays on the Men's team at Vanderbilt, so she's pretty much got it made on that front :lol:

Who is Alison dating?

It was probably a tough call for her, especially since she was totally adamant about going to college and staying for all 4 years at one point. That being said, the fact she won a 50K and now just reached the semifinals here while still in her rookie year on tour obviously shows that she made the right call. For every American player that makes the boneheaded decision to forego college and turn pro (and there have been a LOT of them), there are other players like Vania King and Riske who show that they did make the right decision.

It's not a 1:1 ratio at all unfortunately...

M.P
Jun 12th, 2010, 07:55 AM
anybody recorded the handshake?? :p

Amalgamate
Jun 12th, 2010, 07:58 AM
anybody recorded the handshake?? :p

Would it kill you to look a few pages back? :wavey:

égalité
Jun 12th, 2010, 07:59 AM
:spit: :spit: :spit:

Duramont
Jun 12th, 2010, 08:03 AM
Yanina behaves like a spoilt brat :o

duhcity
Jun 12th, 2010, 08:04 AM
Her game is fun to watch, but that grunt...just no. Clearly you guys haven't seen a video because it is ridiculous.

Libertango
Jun 12th, 2010, 09:15 AM
Listening to people talk about Riske's grunt, sounds like the match today with Maria is going to be NOIZEEEE! I might take some earplugs. ;)

JackFrost
Jun 12th, 2010, 09:28 AM
Yanina behaves like a spoilt brat :o
Yeah, well. Itīs not very nice against the winner, but to a point understandable. Nobody likes it to lose.
Most players donīt show their anger, frustation or sadness, but sometimes the emotions are too strong to hid behind a (false) smile.

Mashabator
Jun 12th, 2010, 09:33 AM
How is this girl winning matches? :confused: Good for her, but her game is just dreadful. I can't support that...

I sorta agree her FH is sorta strange :unsure:

Lord Choc Ice
Jun 12th, 2010, 09:35 AM
Yeah, well. Itīs not very nice against the winner, but to a point understandable. Nobody likes it to lose.
Most players donīt show their anger, frustation or sadness, but sometimes the emotions are too strong to hid behind a (false) smile.
Yeah I'd say give Yanina a break for her handshakes. Most players don't give overly-friendly handshakes. Verdasco doesn't give good handshakes most of the time but he's one of the good guys. :p

Uranus
Jun 12th, 2010, 09:52 AM
Wickmayer ain't going top 10 anytime soon with such losses :o.

And people need to give her a break :rolleyes:. I've seen way worse handshakes. At least she doesn't talk shit like most other girls do, these days - and I believe it's worse. Haters will take every single possibility to bitch on her.

Sexysova
Jun 12th, 2010, 10:17 AM
that handshake, sometimes it's cool when someone is bitchy but she does it wrong way and it's more pathetic than bitchy :weirdo: :help:

Kimthebest
Jun 12th, 2010, 11:07 AM
5C7v9Sta718

Lord Choc Ice
Jun 12th, 2010, 11:11 AM
5C7v9Sta718
Looked like most WTA handshakes to me. :shrug:

Kimthebest
Jun 12th, 2010, 11:13 AM
Looked like most WTA handshakes to me. :shrug:

And the handshakes to the refree, this counts as well no?

Mynarco
Jun 12th, 2010, 11:14 AM
Oh. Wickmayer :help:

Ferg
Jun 12th, 2010, 11:54 AM
People cant even call that a handshake. Its a hand slap.

Aaric
Jun 12th, 2010, 12:06 PM
Looked like most WTA handshakes to me. :shrug:

Agreed

Привет
Jun 13th, 2010, 06:05 AM
:rolleyes:

http://i44.tinypic.com/1263coz.jpg

Don't hate me because I said the truth about your fave.

Carotastrophe
Jun 13th, 2010, 10:06 AM
Alison :inlove: