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adeegee
Jun 13th, 2010, 06:36 PM
Pictures can be found here ---> http://picasaweb.google.com/105400763708269847141

Went to Eastbourne yesterday for qualies and watched a lot of MD players practice, here's a few brief notes.

- Sania playing better than I expected on her return. Seems to have gained a little bit of weight though? Still playing a bit too much like Rezai for my liking, she hits the ball hard enough normally but still gets tempted to unleash on balls when she's not in the right position. Missed a lot of 2nd serve returns when she tried to thump a winner. I think she's changed her service motion since I last watched her a well.

- Pironkova - Srebotnik was the strangest match. Pironkova looked like she'd just got out of bed and couldn't be arsed with a warm up. Didn't hit a single volley, and barely hit a ball inside the court. Then after the match, Pironkova had a face like thunder, pretty much stormed off the court. Srebotnik gave her team high fives and was laughing, joking and signing autographs. Weird.

- Big love fest for Schiavone going on. She was getting hugs and kisses from every player :spit: she arrived at the practice courts and Kleybanova (who she was about to practice with) gave her a standing ovation. Also practiced with Pennetta later on, that was really enjoyable to watch.

- Pavlyuchenkova is so sweet. I used to like her but think she was a bit of a bitch, but she seems much more pleasant now and is friendly with a lot of the players on tour. She's so talented, hits the ball beautifully. But her footwork is truly horrible. I think her coach sucks as well. He just stands there doing nothing. She should ditch him if she's gonna fulfil her potential. Maybe employ me :D

- Overheard Oudin having a conversation with Pavly. Pavly asked her if she went to Birmingham after RG. Amazing comment by Oudin - she said "no, I went back to the States to practice on hard courts. I find it better to practice on them than grass, you get to hit more balls". Her coach is the opposite as well - super harsh. She's got a very good work ethic, though she seemed to be struggling with her serve.

- Ok so I know Wozniacki and Radwanska are good friends. But seriously, I'm beginning to think they might be joined at the hip :o Wherever one goes, the other follows. Sort of cute I suppose.

- Azarenka seemed in good spirits despite a fair bit of strapping on her legs. Said she went on a big shopping spree in Vienna, then took the piss out of the British announcer who was saying all the foreign names wrongly :lol: I like her more each time I see her.

- Speaking of players I like....Sorana :inlove: of course her looks help, but she's such a nice girl. Unbelievably polite and pleasant. Her mother is nice too, she took a pic of us :p

- Hantuchova seemed to be playing really well. Had a hit with Pavlyuchenkova in the morning and Li Na in the afternoon. I don't usually rate her that highly but I reckon she'll have a good week.

- Wow Sprem's grunt is really horrendous. She sounds like she's being punched in the stomach as she hits the ball. Remarkably unattractive.

Will upload some pics after the footy. I had a photo with Pennetta, Oudin, Hantuchova, Heather Watson (not getting uploaded, it's horrible :rolls: ), Pavlyuchenkova, Mirza and Cirstea.

Slutiana
Jun 13th, 2010, 06:44 PM
- Hantuchova seemed to be playing really well. Had a hit with Pavlyuchenkova in the morning and Li Na in the afternoon. I don't usually rate her that highly but I reckon she'll have a good week.
You mean Zheng Jie. :p


But thanks! And yes, that is exactly what Sprem's grunt sounds like. :sobbing::sobbing: Will you be going there again?

spiceboy
Jun 13th, 2010, 06:47 PM
I think her coach sucks as well. He just stands there doing nothing.

Don't ask me why. I just love this quote :lol:

prima donna
Jun 13th, 2010, 06:48 PM
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- Wow Sprem's grunt is really horrendous. She sounds like she's being punched in the stomach as she hits the ball. Remarkably unattractive.



how was her game?

ptitnavet
Jun 13th, 2010, 07:12 PM
- Speaking of players I like....Sorana :inlove: of course her looks help, but she's such a nice girl. Unbelievably polite and pleasant. Her mother is nice too, she took a pic of us :p
Sorana is love :inlove:

the_tk
Jun 13th, 2010, 07:15 PM
[QUOTE=adeegee;17966532]
- Speaking of players I like....Sorana :inlove: of course her looks help, but she's such a nice girl. Unbelievably polite and pleasant. Her mother is nice too, she took a pic of us :p[QUOTE]
Sorana is love :inlove:

definitely :inlove::angel:

snowfox
Jun 13th, 2010, 07:31 PM
slutiana you took the words out of my mouth as soon as i'd read the top post. li na was in bham so how could she have beeen in eastbourne but you beat me to it :-)

FORZA SARITA
Jun 13th, 2010, 08:12 PM
everyone loves fransexa :hearts: alisex :bowdown:
thanks for the report adam :hug:

Dav.
Jun 13th, 2010, 08:16 PM
Sprem's grunt used to be okay. :lol:

Azarenka :haha:

Glad you had fun!

tenn_ace
Jun 13th, 2010, 08:30 PM
I think it may Nastyas bro

adeegee
Jun 13th, 2010, 09:15 PM
You mean Zheng Jie. :p

But thanks! And yes, that is exactly what Sprem's grunt sounds like. :sobbing::sobbing: Will you be going there again?
Yeah I do :o :silly: :smash:

Nah that's it for me, I live in London. I was just going down to Brighton for the weekend so I thought I'd check out the tennis, glad I did. Will be going to Wimbly several days.
how was her game?
I actually didn't watch much, it was painful listening to the grunt :sobbing:

Seemed pretty good. But I'd be surprised if she beats Groth to be honest.
Sorana is love :inlove:
She really is :inlove:
I think it may Nastyas bro
Oh maybe. A blonde guy, looks a bit like a surfer? Was just trying to see if he was in any of the pics I took but I don't think he is.

TheBoiledEgg
Jun 13th, 2010, 09:36 PM
that is Nastya's bro

adeegee
Jun 13th, 2010, 10:40 PM
This is a really bad pic, but it's the guy in the blue at the back here....

http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/9171/img1108b.th.jpg (http://img811.imageshack.us/i/img1108b.jpg/)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)

If it's her bro, who's her coach?

Slutiana
Jun 13th, 2010, 10:45 PM
This is a really bad pic, but it's the guy in the blue at the back here....

http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/9171/img1108b.th.jpg (http://img811.imageshack.us/i/img1108b.jpg/)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)

If it's her bro, who's her coach?
Was that when Stephens was on the court right next to her? I must've been standing right next to you. :lol:

adeegee
Jun 13th, 2010, 11:02 PM
Was that when Stephens was on the court right next to her? I must've been standing right next to you. :lol:
:haha: I think so. I'll upload some pics of me with players in a sec, you should recognise me :o

adeegee
Jun 13th, 2010, 11:07 PM
Bah I couldn't find my camera, so I was using my old one, it's pretty shit.

Anyway, I uploaded my pics. They are here: http://picasaweb.google.com/105400763708269847141

adeegee
Jun 13th, 2010, 11:08 PM
And here's a few vids....

Sania at match point:

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adeegee
Jun 13th, 2010, 11:09 PM
Sprem at match point:

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adeegee
Jun 13th, 2010, 11:10 PM
Wozniacki playing football (not very well :o )

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adeegee
Jun 13th, 2010, 11:11 PM
Mmm and me with some players. No horrible comments, I'm a sensitive guy :lol: :D

http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/6964/img0969r.jpg

http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/5618/img0988v.jpg

http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/6645/img1114cz.jpg

http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/1320/img1088fa.jpg

http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/4255/img1115v.jpg

http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/2753/img1116iy.jpg

Aaron.
Jun 13th, 2010, 11:14 PM
Pavlychenkova is so hot :drool:

brickhousesupporter
Jun 13th, 2010, 11:28 PM
Mmm and me with some players. No horrible comments, I'm a sensitive guy :lol: :D



Why does it look like you are grabbing all the players behinds. Were really trying to cop a feel?:tape::lol::lol:

adeegee
Jun 13th, 2010, 11:33 PM
Why does it look like you are grabbing all the players behinds. Were really trying to cop a feel?:tape::lol::lol:
:spit: :o

I think it's just my natural pose for photos. It was all innocent :awww:

fervor
Jun 14th, 2010, 01:01 AM
Why does it look like you are grabbing all the players behinds. Were really trying to cop a feel?:tape::lol::lol:

Haha, that's funny. It really does look like it, doesn't it? In the next frame, he's getting slapped.

Anyways..

Thanks for the photos, vids, notes!

Mynarco
Jun 14th, 2010, 01:03 AM
I can't believe they would ALL let you grab their behinds :eek: (except Pennetta, who is welcome any guys showing interest in her)

Willam
Jun 14th, 2010, 02:10 AM
you're kinda good looking :eek:

I did NOT expected that.

MH0861
Jun 14th, 2010, 02:13 AM
OMG Adam, this pic is priceless, you should open a "caption this photo" contest :spit: :rolls:

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_W65VQQfDRGE/TBVdq5pMDtI/AAAAAAAAATs/fPzDQVc1ofA/s640/IMG_0951.JPG

NA-GOAT
Jun 14th, 2010, 02:34 AM
OMG Adam, this pic is priceless, you should open a "caption this photo" contest :spit: :rolls:

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_W65VQQfDRGE/TBVdq5pMDtI/AAAAAAAAATs/fPzDQVc1ofA/s640/IMG_0951.JPG

:lol: :tape:

what is new RG champ looking at :confused:

*Jean*
Jun 14th, 2010, 04:59 AM
Wow, that's what the famous adeegee looks like. It's good to see the MTF's myths' faces. :o And I somehow always thought you were a woman. :lol:

adeegee
Jun 22nd, 2010, 09:19 PM
^ :lol:

Was at Wimbledon today, watched bits from quite a few matches. Will write a little report (even though I haven't got anything too exciting to say) and upload my photos soon.

adeegee
Jun 22nd, 2010, 09:47 PM
Just a few notes from Wimbly today, because I'm a bit shattered :o

- Horrific performance from Sorana :sad: she played atrociously. She was moaning about her strings all match, but it's not a good excuse. At one point she missed 9 straight returns, and the sequence was only broken with a double fault by Kvitova. She just couldn't cope with the swinging lefty serve, her backhand was a mess.

- I love them both but Cornet vs. Olaru wasn't the best match in the world :lol: very few winners, a lot of errors. I dunno what has happened to Alize, she had so much potential when I first saw her in Wimbledon qualies about 3 or 4 years but her self belief and confidence seems to have totally disappeared. Sad, because when her game is on she can be really nice to watch imo, but not when she goes into pusher mode like today.

- When I first saw Rezai, I commented that her outfit was quite subdued by her standards. Then I saw the material :spit: :cuckoo: no idea how she can play tennis in that. First time I've watched her live on grass, she's crazy. She tried to hit every ball for a winner, even more so than on other surfaces. Even in the warm up (which was a total farce). She creamed so many stunning backhand winners, but made so many stupid errors going for winners which would have defied the laws of physics.

- Speaking of outfits, my dear Pav was wearing a somewhat unflattering one which made her look a little on the large side. But she was striking the ball cleanly again. I like her chances against Vinci and then to give Caro a tough match in R3.

- Nice win for Domi today, it meant a lot to her. She was very pumped, fistpumping or cursing after every point. Probably had the noisiest fans in the whole of Wimbledon as well.

- Saw the very end of the Chakvetadze match, she was playing surprisingly well. Took advantage of Petkovic's rather weak 2nd serve.

- Gisela :silly: a performance probably only surpassed by Sorana in terms of crapness. Niculescu was doing her usual mix of slices and noices, and Dulko kep missing. Was so disgusted that I left after about 5 games. She looked really hot though :drool:

- Could hear Sharapova grunting from Court 8. It's pretty far away......




Will upload pics in a bit :p

adeegee
Jun 22nd, 2010, 10:30 PM
Pics from today ---> http://picasaweb.google.com/105400763708269847141

- Serena practicing
- Anna Chakvetadze vs. Andrea Petkovic
- Gisela Dulko
- Timea Bacsinszky
- Sorana Cirstea
- Raluca Olaru vs. Alize Cornet
- Lucie Safarova vs. Dominika Cibulkova
- Aravane Rezai vs. Magdalena Rybarikova
- Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

Yellow Moon
Jun 22nd, 2010, 10:33 PM
got any pics of Benesova? see your load of Pavlyu from the other side of the net ...

adeegee
Jun 22nd, 2010, 10:39 PM
Sorry, I only took of Pav :o

I'm going back on Friday and prob Monday/Tues so if she's in doubles I'll take some for you!

sammy01
Jun 22nd, 2010, 10:44 PM
thanks for the chak pics, i posted the link in the chak forum so the others could see, hope thats ok (i credited them to you ;))!