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Kworb
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:28 AM
Kvitova :zzz: everything that's wrong with modern women's tennis.

Pops Maellard
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:28 AM
Much too steady for Petra. GOATra never really showed up today. :tears:

Davia Bepa. Good chance for your third slam final in a row. :cheer:

danieln1
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:28 AM
Great win!

Raiden
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:28 AM
Overrated Kivitova was totally outclassed by the number 2

eck
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:29 AM
Petra....so hot and cold :o

Vartan
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:29 AM
:cheer: so happy! Make your 3rd final in a row and win your first, Vera :hug:

DeliriousPotato
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:29 AM
:boxing: I'M SO ANGRY

Sean.
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:29 AM
Nothing special from Vera, Petra was just shite. She's like Safina 2009, reaching the later rounds without playing well at all

No way she is beating Kim. :(

matty
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:29 AM
Vera :D !!!

saul1333
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:29 AM
Good stuff Vera :yeah:

Pam had a lot of gripes about the match from coaching, Petra's errors, distractions. And at the end she will forget about the match tomorrow LOOL.

Steff_forever
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:30 AM
Vera lost focus at 3-1
but gave it all to get back into it

well done, welcome to the SF again Vera !!!! :worship:

JN
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:30 AM
There you go, Vera! Really starting to like that girl.

Ralph214
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:30 AM
:sobbing:

M.P
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:30 AM
what a lucky way to bring up the MP :lol: netcord
Petra :hug:
Vera :yeah: now beat Kim

Noctis
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:30 AM
Ok Petra = top 20 for now
Vera in SF
Now Kim do your thing

Jane Lane
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:31 AM
Davai Bepa :cheer::cheer: Old Bepa would've had a meltdown with the lady and the cannons after losing the 3-0 lead in the 2nd.

Hardiansf
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:31 AM
Vera is becoming the serious contender for all majors...
Who would expected this... even a year ago???

BlackPanther.
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:31 AM
Vera :banana: Well done, I can see Vera taking off Clijsters/Radwanska from her way to the final.
Kvitova :bigwave:

Kitten63
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:31 AM
Well done Vera :cheer:

Petra :hug:

Serenita
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:32 AM
Petra :hug:

tennis-insomniac
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:32 AM
I am surprised how much mental toughness Vera has improved. She is very focused, and smart with shot selections and have a good footwork.

Congratulations, Vera Zvonareva, great start in 2011.

Sp!ffy
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:33 AM
Both my faves were totally shitfaced in their last matches. :bigcry:

puppy777
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:33 AM
Pretty ugly match from Kvitova for the most part :o

Brena
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:33 AM
Nothing special from Vera, Petra was just shite.

No way she is beating Kim. :(

Well, I dunno, she didn't look that bad to me... granted, Kvitty was in the self-destruction mode, but what worries me the most was how ready Vera was to turn on her own self-destruction mode as soon as the crowd and the cannons started bothering her. She was lucky Petra wasn't good enough to use it, but Kim or (God-forbid) Wozniacki would have gotten her then. But her game was fine.

DeliriousPotato
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:33 AM
Somebody stop Vera :boxing:
Li can't top that...

goldenlox
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:34 AM
Kvitova is a bit of a head case, very ordinary effort for a slam QF. Not playing Kanepi today

TheBoiledEgg
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:34 AM
Bepa :bounce: nearly let her back i

Sean.
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:34 AM
Well, I dunno, she didn't look that bad to me... granted, Kvitty was in the self-destruction mode, but what worries me the most was how ready Vera was to turn on her own self-destruction mode as soon as the crowd and the cannons started bothering her. She was lucky Petra wasn't good enough to use it, but Kim or (God-forbid) Wozniacki would have gotten her then. But her game was fine.

Also what the hell was the umpire thinking making Vera play while there was an audience member being treated by paramedics right in her line of sight? :o

Turnip
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:35 AM
Vera is becoming the serious contender for all majors...
Who would expected this... even a year ago???

Not me.. it's inspiring to see her finally get it together mentally and turn her weakness into a strength.

Spring Pools
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:35 AM
Vera is becoming the serious contender for all majors...
Who would expected this... even a year ago???

How is her clay game?

Keadz
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:35 AM
Very happy with this result, good for the WTA IMO:) Enough upsets, time for the top players to pick up their game.

Potentially Kim in the semis will probably be easier for Vera to deal with than in the final. Hopefully she plays well, I want to see some drama.

claypova
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:35 AM
Petra that was awful. i thought she'd win the 2nd set :rolleyes:

congrats Vera, pls win this!

tsmile789
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:36 AM
Definetely very with Vera!!!!

Ellery
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:37 AM
Petra :hug:

Congrats Vera.

renstar
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:37 AM
Was at match live. Vera hit with incredible depth and agression not allowing kvitova to hit winners. Petra also could not get her first serve I'n and seemed too uptight and nervous

Sean.
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:37 AM
How is her clay game?

For most of her carreer it's been her best surface. :)

edificio
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:38 AM
Vera played very well, until she got distracted, but then Petra is still inconsistent.

Well done, Bepa!

it-girl
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:38 AM
Petra did not play as well. Congrats to Vera.

Drake1980
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:38 AM
Vera! :bounce:

Brena
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:39 AM
Also what the hell was the umpire thinking making Vera play while there was an audience member being treated by paramedics right in her line of sight? :o

I know... But she really has to keep her cool in such stupid situations or her less sensitive/more focused opponents will always use it against her.

hankqq
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:39 AM
Not a good match :shrug: Kvitova was flat at the start and only briefly came alive after the distractions (crowd member medical attention, baby crying and cannons going off). She lost her momentum when serving at 4-3, and Zvonareva finished her off in straights. One would think Kvitova would tone her shots down and not go for so much if she's having an off-day like this, but I guess not :lol:

KBlade
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:40 AM
Solid win for Vera against a potentially tricky and in form opponent. I hope Radwanska can miraculously take out Kim so Zvonareva can cake walk to the final :lol:

Raiden
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:40 AM
Also what the hell was the umpire thinking making Vera play while there was an audience member being treated by paramedics right in her line of sight? :oMariana Alves being mean and nasty as usual.

Here she does nothing instead of interrupting the match as the rules apply...

... but on the other hand the other day she was grandstanding and intimidating Makarova, ordering her to change her outfit :o

mauresmofan
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:40 AM
Never in doubt really Zvonareva will make an erratic player like Petra hit shot after shot until she can no longer keep it in the court

Rafito.
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:42 AM
Make the final now Vera!

Expected more from Petra, but still a good run from winning Brisbane to making the QF's.

Renalicious
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:43 AM
Vera played really well. Petra :sad:

Annie.
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:44 AM
Does Vera know how to give short answers? lol.

edificio
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:48 AM
Does Vera know how to give short answers? lol.

No. She likes to talk in paragraphs. I noticed that before. It's endearing. Rafa is somewhat like that too.

scoobz
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:49 AM
Vera played well apart from a small wobble when the gun salute happened.

Petra only really showed up for a brief spell in the second set, disappointing.

keithb1961
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:50 AM
Vera :hearts:

TuxedoSlam
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:59 AM
Well played Vera. Was expecting more from Petra...

Sean.
Jan 26th, 2011, 01:00 AM
It seems like I watched a different match to everyone else. :lol:

Maybe I am just ot harsh on my faves.

Koon
Jan 26th, 2011, 01:01 AM
I'm so happy :tears:

Annie.
Jan 26th, 2011, 01:02 AM
No. She likes to talk in paragraphs. I noticed that before. It's endearing. Rafa is somewhat like that too.

Lol! It's hilarious. I'm just amazed because I get winded just listening to her.

BepaMaria
Jan 26th, 2011, 01:08 AM
Never in doubt. This result just shows how clueless TFers are about Mugvitova and her game. LMAO at those who said she was going to win the tournament. Finally this super overrated ballbasher is out of the tournament.

DownInAHole
Jan 26th, 2011, 01:08 AM
I'm very happy to see Vera win and assuming Clijsters gets through I think it should be a close three set match. If Vera can get past Kim she will be playing someone who has never won a slam so that should help her. I'm rooting for Wozniacki but if she loses to Li I would love to see Vera win it.

Archer16
Jan 26th, 2011, 01:10 AM
Zvonareva was solid, Kvitova was nowhere apart from 10 minutes after the audience medical break. This match was her career (so far) in a nutshell - patches of brilliance surrounded by longer ones of errors.
Can't see Vera trouble Saint Kim in the semis (edit: okay, it will go to 3 but I still think Kim will prevail).

CR3WLFC
Jan 26th, 2011, 01:11 AM
i can't with womens tennis right now :weirdo:

Ryan
Jan 26th, 2011, 01:14 AM
Will playing Kim in the Semis of a major bring out the Vera that drubbed her a few times in a row?

pav
Jan 26th, 2011, 01:18 AM
It is pleasing to see her moving well again now she is completely healthy, it is a wonder she didn't head up to the injured with a bag of ice:) I expected a close match at best. Will be interesting to see how Petra develops over the next couple of years.

V-MAC
Jan 26th, 2011, 01:26 AM
Hopefully we'll have a Vera/Na final

Vartan
Jan 26th, 2011, 01:29 AM
Hopefully we'll have a Vera/Na final

:worship:

n1_and_uh_noone
Jan 26th, 2011, 01:37 AM
Hopefully we'll have a Vera/Na final

Yes please, it'd be great to have a first-time Slam champion.

Steff_forever
Jan 26th, 2011, 01:39 AM
Hopefully we'll have a Vera/Na final
my thought, and Vera winning it ;)

Sean.
Jan 26th, 2011, 01:40 AM
Hopefully we'll have a Vera/Na final

:yeah:

indicapuja
Jan 26th, 2011, 01:43 AM
Hopefully we'll have a Vera/Na final


i like that, go vera & na

edificio
Jan 26th, 2011, 02:30 AM
Hopefully we'll have a Vera/Na final

Now you've jinxed it!

:lol:

Mrs. Peel
Jan 26th, 2011, 02:43 AM
She took out miss yippy :worship: I don't have to hear that bark/yelp anymore!

Mrs. Peel
Jan 26th, 2011, 02:43 AM
Hopefully we'll have a Vera/Na final

I am hoping this too

Hardiansf
Jan 26th, 2011, 03:52 AM
How is her clay game?
I think she'll do well.
At least she is the runner up of green clay court. Lost badly to Giant&BrilliantSam.
And I remember she beat Vee at 2003 FO.
And with the confidence she had now, she will BE a contender, a serious one, at FO.
And I'm not even a fan

Belmont Lad
Jan 26th, 2011, 04:30 AM
Solid effort again from Vera, barring the short lived hiccup in the second set. :yeah: Should be a great match in the semis vs Kim, may the best woman win :)

AnDrEi.b
Jan 26th, 2011, 04:54 AM
Great performance Vera, keep it up ! :hearts:

Marionated
Jan 26th, 2011, 05:38 AM
Well I thought it was going to be a tight match... Great to the year for Petra anyway :yeah: Please don't slump now!

Good job, Vera.

Sharapovian
Jan 26th, 2011, 06:33 AM
Vera :cheer:

Sally Todd
Jan 26th, 2011, 06:34 AM
Disappointed. I'd say Vera's Czech left practice wins over Lucie and Iveta helped her against Petra, but in fact Lucie gave Vera the biggest test. Petra started out nervous and off and never really took control.

Vera has gotten better as the tournament progresses. I'm not counting her out as a potential winner, her game seems more powerful and less workmanlike than it was at the USO.

Alejandrawrrr
Jan 26th, 2011, 07:36 AM
Doesn't matter - The winner was always going to lose to Kim next round.

supergrunt
Jan 26th, 2011, 08:30 AM
I kind of wish that Kvitova would have won this match - we've seen what Zvonareva can do in the big moments. :(

pav
Jan 26th, 2011, 08:54 AM
I kind of wish that Kvitova would have won this match - we've seen what Zvonareva can do in the big moments. :(
We also have seen what Kim used to do in the big moments, proving nothing is forever.

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 26th, 2011, 09:08 AM
great job vera, she may beat kim if vera continues to play like this, and kim plays too relaxed as she did today..

Mistress of Evil
Jan 26th, 2011, 09:54 AM
A SF :hug: Now lose to MaMa :cheer:

John.
Jan 26th, 2011, 10:05 AM
Vera :cheer: So consistenet at the slams now

Great Australian season for Petra :yeah:

GoofyDuck
Jan 26th, 2011, 10:47 AM
Vera is 2-1 in grandslam semifinals so.. don't be too negative please.

Viktymise
Jan 26th, 2011, 11:33 AM
Petra was completely awful for the most part, and in the few games that she played well in she hit Vera clean off court. Disappointing performance as it confirms that Petra will likely never be able to keep up the high level required to be top player. Her serve wasn't firing at all and she always seemed a step or two too slow to the ball.

Vera was just solid throughout, nothing spectacular. Meh.

BlameSerena
Jan 26th, 2011, 11:47 AM
And now Clijsters will smash her...yawn.
I really like Kvitova but she has a ways to go.
They hype is slightly reminding me of the Vika hype a couple years ago.

supergrunt
Jan 26th, 2011, 11:52 AM
We also have seen what Kim used to do in the big moments, proving nothing is forever.

true

doooma6816
Jan 26th, 2011, 01:01 PM
Petra...:help: What was that? :sad:
Vera didn't have to do anything, but solid.
Beat Kim now!

tsmile789
Jan 26th, 2011, 01:11 PM
Vera's game has improve so much and with all the final last year I don't get why vera's so underrated ??? When they talk about AO it's always Kim and Caro...I think she deserves more credit!!!

ce
Jan 26th, 2011, 01:18 PM
Petra :tape:

The Dawntreader
Jan 26th, 2011, 02:28 PM
So anti-climatic, but i suppose that was to be expected considering Kvitova's obvious fluctuations in her game. The match just cantered on, with Kvitova only finding her range sporadically for about two games per set. So many flaws in her game still, it just shows the void in which women's tennis is pushing these women into uncharted territory and they seemingly don't have the goods to adapt. Kvitova's serve lacked any kind of placement, hitting predominantly to Zvonareva's bh, and just engaging herself in these hopeless CC rallies. Like Viktymise noted, she seemed so slow and ungainly moving to every ball. Like some kind of Giraffe.

Her shot-making is undeniably flashy and thunderous when it all gels, but she lacks any kind of middle game against players of Zvonareva's ilk. Vera settled into the match from the off, and was perfectly content to absorb and move the Kvitova ball back with interest, and Petra just looked clueless.

Vera is being admirably efficient in this tournament, but it's pretty obvious to me that she isn't playing her best tennis, nor really feels likes she has to. This is indicative of the WTa these days, where 'winning ugly' is a fast-emerging mantra. 'Winning ugly' or doing 'just enough'.

Super Dave
Jan 26th, 2011, 02:30 PM
I'd love to see Vera go all the way and get that monkey off her back. :bigclap:

ElusiveChanteuse
Jan 26th, 2011, 03:08 PM
Petra :hug:
Bepa :cheer:

Task
Jan 26th, 2011, 03:12 PM
Thought this would be a tougher match.

Vera rocks.

:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship::worship: :worship:

rucolo
Jan 26th, 2011, 03:41 PM
Well done, Vera!:yeah::D:bounce:

Now save the WTA, Vera and Caro!!!