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Lighter
Jan 27th, 2011, 09:57 AM
Marion Bartoli is still top seed for Malaysian Open. Hope she will come back on tour end of february.

bruce goose
Jan 27th, 2011, 06:10 PM
Marion Bartoli is still top seed for Malaysian Open. Hope she will come back on tour end of february.May be we could send Marion a forum Valentine's letter in the interim

Lighter
Jan 27th, 2011, 06:21 PM
May be we could send Marion a forum Valentine's letter in the interimMaybe does she read TF......

bruce goose
Jan 27th, 2011, 09:46 PM
Maybe does she read TF......Well,I keep dropping hints at TF that Marion's GS results would improve if she had a bf from Northern Mexico...but,so far,she hasn't acted on that:confused:;)

....Seriously,I'd be all in favor of sending a Valentine's letter to her,in French,if enough posters here were willing to participate

Ferg
Jan 28th, 2011, 11:25 PM
It would be a better place to come back than IWs... granted she was fully fit of course.

bruce goose
Jan 29th, 2011, 04:32 AM
It would be a better place to come back than IWs... granted she was fully fit of course.:lol::lol:Love your sig,Ferg;having one like that PROVES how proud you are to be a Marion fan;)

Ferg
Jan 29th, 2011, 05:15 PM
I have to share retarded bad reps around!!! I suppose I should also have it on it that that person has like 20 players in his sig who hasnt won a slam.

bruce goose
Jan 29th, 2011, 07:13 PM
I have to share retarded bad reps around!!! I suppose I should also have it on it that that person has like 20 players in his sig who hasnt won a slam.Well,I don't have QUITE that many:p....and Ana has won RG and Elena won Olympic Gold(almost twice).Still,I'm magically drawn to gals like Marion:hearts:,and those other two,who are often unstable in big,clutch moments on court...it's a clinical thing:lol:

Lighter
Jan 31st, 2011, 02:48 PM
Still top seed for Malaysian open : http://www.bmwmalaysianopen.com/players

It probably means no surgery.

bruce goose
Jan 31st, 2011, 07:15 PM
Still top seed for Malaysian open : http://www.bmwmalaysianopen.com/players

It probably means no surgery.Like I said before,we'll count on you for any Marion medical updates

BlueTrees
Feb 5th, 2011, 07:27 PM
So the injury wasnt as bad as thought? :confused:

Ferg
Feb 5th, 2011, 07:47 PM
First thoughts were 5-6 weeks, this tournament is nearly 5 weeks after her injury.

bruce goose
Feb 5th, 2011, 09:04 PM
Would still like to see video of Marion practicing freely,without pain

Singleniacki
Feb 8th, 2011, 12:25 AM
According to NA-GOAT, she hasnt withdrew from Dubai yet

bruce goose
Feb 8th, 2011, 06:39 AM
According to NA-GOAT, she hasnt withdrew from Dubai yetIt's 'withdrawn',Parachute;'withdrew' is the simple past form,as with the difference between 'went' and 'gone'........More importantly,thank you for the Marion update:hatoff:

Iceland
Feb 8th, 2011, 09:23 AM
Im really sure this injury isn't that serious. The problem with her is that she totally lets physical problems get into her mind. Once she thinks something is wrong, she loses control of herself, doesn't focus and starts her limping whatever her injury is.
Marion is so unpredictable anyway.

What matters now is that she comes back only when she'll feel she is at 100%. Otherwise she will play the way she did against Manasieva and it won't be good for her confidence. Hope she will eventually find some mental toughness...

Lighter
Feb 8th, 2011, 03:41 PM
Yes, she's still on Dubaï entry list :armed: : http://www.dubaidutyfreetennischampionships.com/Players/Player-Landing.aspx :banghead:

bruce goose
Feb 8th, 2011, 06:39 PM
Im really sure this injury isn't that serious. The problem with her is that she totally lets physical problems get into her mind. Once she thinks something is wrong, she loses control of herself, doesn't focus and starts her limping whatever her injury is.
Marion is so unpredictable anyway.

What matters now is that she comes back only when she'll feel she is at 100%. Otherwise she will play the way she did against Manasieva and it won't be good for her confidence. Hope she will eventually find some mental toughness...Will agree with every part except for the first sentence,but we'll know for sure about the injury when we see Marion play again....As far as the mental hangups are concerned,you're nearly 100% right:o

Lighter
Feb 8th, 2011, 10:15 PM
And she's also on Doha entry list : http://www.qatartennis.org/news/more/2/193 :help:

Ferg
Feb 8th, 2011, 10:32 PM
Anyone else think her decision to play in Malaysia makes little sense?! Literally on the other side of the world a week before IWs. Why didnt she just pick Monterrey?!?!

Lighter
Feb 8th, 2011, 11:03 PM
She prefered Warsaw to Strasbourg last year.

In France, no one gets a new. A full mystery. I suppose that she's in Dubaï if she's ready to play.

bruce goose
Feb 9th, 2011, 05:25 AM
Anyone else think her decision to play in Malaysia makes little sense?! Literally on the other side of the world a week before IWs. Why didnt she just pick Monterrey?!?!You mean the Mexican tournament where Marion won a title impressively and didn't come back to see us in defending it the next year?:(.....Thanks for reminding me

Lighter
Feb 11th, 2011, 12:50 PM
Marion is officially back for Dubaï : recovery much faster than expected.

Sources : TenFem according to fft and wta.

leviathane
Feb 11th, 2011, 01:27 PM
Marion is officially back for Dubaï : recovery much faster than expected.

Sources : TenFem according to fft and wta.

unexpected but yes :bounce:
not the first time we are surprised with Marion :tape:

Lighter
Feb 11th, 2011, 02:49 PM
And confirmation by l'équipe.fr 2 hours after : http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/breves2011/20110211_135940_bartoli-oui-sharapova-non.html

There is so many doctors in her family that it can sometimes help.

bruce goose
Feb 11th, 2011, 06:37 PM
And confirmation by l'équipe.fr 2 hours after : http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/breves2011/20110211_135940_bartoli-oui-sharapova-non.html

There is so many doctors in her family that it can sometimes help.So do you feel confident that Marion took the needed time to recuperate sufficiently?

Iceland
Feb 11th, 2011, 10:42 PM
What a surprise :tape:
Drama-rion stroke again.

Alizé Molik
Feb 12th, 2011, 12:58 AM
What a surprise :tape:
Drama-rion stroke again.

simple past participle of strike is struck. Stroke is the present active indicitive of to stroke (i.e. caresser) :lol:

as usual, you are 100% correct regarding Marion! She could have played through whatever it was and still won that match against Manasieva but she has no mental strength at all.

bruce goose
Feb 12th, 2011, 06:06 AM
Just love your technical approach:p;I wish that Marion had your dedication to being as precise with her training as you are with grammar(sigh....)

Iceland
Feb 12th, 2011, 07:10 AM
simple past participle of strike is struck. Stroke is the present active indicitive of to stroke (i.e. caresser) :lol:

as usual, you are 100% correct regarding Marion! She could have played through whatever it was and still won that match against Manasieva but she has no mental strength at all.

Oooooops, what a horrible mistake! Thanks for having corrected me! and it's not even the 1st time I've done it.
100% agreed on that match against Manasieva. What I loved was to hear from her that 'the doctors wondered how I still managed to finish the match'. :tape::lol:

Lighter
Feb 12th, 2011, 04:00 PM
Start in Dubaï with KDK :

(8)Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) v BYE
Anastasija Sevastova (LAT) v Anastasia Rodionova (AUS)
Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) v Iveta Benesova (CZE)
Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN) v (10)Marion Bartoli (FRA)

Marionated
Feb 12th, 2011, 04:14 PM
Good to see her back.

With regards to the Australian open, you guys are aware that she was on crutches and crying in the post match conference, right?- also she had an injury time-out when leading 5-1 in the first set.

Just because she's come back sooner than expected doesn't mean that she was being dramatic/wasn't injured.

I'm aware she has been dramatic in the past though.

bruce goose
Feb 12th, 2011, 04:36 PM
Not sure what to think of Marion's draw;she's unpredictable enough as is...coming back from an injury break only ups the uncertainty

Ferg
Feb 12th, 2011, 05:15 PM
I think we should wait and see how she plays before we judge her. Lets not forget she won 16 straight games before getting the injury, however serious it is/was.

bruce goose
Feb 12th, 2011, 07:09 PM
I think we should wait and see how she plays before we judge her. Lets not forget she won 16 straight games before getting the injury, however serious it is/was.Yeah,that's reasonable;in the fan forum of one of my other faves--take a wild guess who it is:lol:--her other fans tend to predict a worldwide apocalypse every time anything minor goes wrong...or they'll start venting aimlessly on other players.The fact that Marion:angel: was on crutches and tearing up lends credence to her claim

Lighter
Feb 13th, 2011, 11:56 AM
Thks to bartolifanblog : http://gulfnews.com/sport/tennis/draw-could-see-engrossing-match-ups-1.761140

Marion at the draw with Sam, Fran and JJ.

Singleniacki
Feb 13th, 2011, 12:05 PM
Marion looking glamourous :inlove:

Lighter
Feb 13th, 2011, 02:28 PM
Night session on center court tomorrow :

Centre Court
start - 12:00 noon

[Q] C Scheepers (RSA) vs M Kirilenko (RUS)
[Q] S Zhang (CHN) vs Y Shvedova (KAZ)
[15] A Kleybanova (RUS) vs [Q] A Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)

NB 7:00 PM
K Date-Krumm (JPN) vs [10] M Bartoli (FRA)
[16] S Kuznetsova (RUS) vs [Q] N Llagostera Vives (ESP)

Ferg
Feb 13th, 2011, 02:46 PM
I always prefer as early a start in the tournament as possible.

bruce goose
Feb 14th, 2011, 06:13 AM
I always prefer as early a start in the tournament as possible.Yeah,for Marion,less waiting time to start--less time to think too deeply--is almost indisputably better

Singleniacki
Feb 14th, 2011, 04:30 PM
Saved 3SP's to win 1st set. 7-6(8)

down 8-7, played 3 excellent defensive points

Lighter
Feb 14th, 2011, 05:31 PM
As usual vs a japanese player in Dubaï. It was tougher vs Sugi 2 years ago;

She said that she only has started practicing 5 days ago.

bruce goose
Feb 14th, 2011, 06:16 PM
After Marion's injury layoff,I'm satisfied with almost ANY win over KDK....Haven't even checked the draw yet to see whom Marion plays next

Marionated
Feb 14th, 2011, 07:32 PM
Timea B.

Marion had to play very well to win their previous encounter: Wimbledon R2 2009.

Lighter
Feb 14th, 2011, 08:27 PM
On WTA site : http://www.wtatour.com/news/20110214/bartoli-makes-winning-return-in-dubai_2256076_2293525

"I had to take a plane the next day in crutches. I couldn't walk at all for two weeks. My house is on four levels with three stairs so I couldn't climb the stairs. I had to stay on one level and watch TV the whole day and see the others play. It was really tough, honestly.

"I tried to remain positive. I was going to the pool every day to stay in shape, keep my stamina and muscle tone in the other parts of my body. I started practicing again here four days ago... so I'm honestly really happy the way I handled everything tonight. It was the first time in my career I had a bad injury.

"I'm still a bit rusty, but my calf is definitely 100%."

Ferg
Feb 14th, 2011, 08:49 PM
A win is fantastic. A tough match wont hurt. Timea is very dangerous, her diversity might make it difficult.

Singleniacki
Feb 14th, 2011, 11:19 PM
Great match :worship:

H2H 1-0 Marion 7-5 6-1 at Wimbledon - 2009

Ferg
Feb 15th, 2011, 06:27 PM
COURT 3 start 12:00 noon
[8] A Radwanska (POL) vs A Sevastova (LAT)
T Bacsinszky (SUI) vs [10] M Bartoli (FRA)
A Amanmuradova (UZB) or [WC] S Mirza (IND) vs [Q] A Morita (JPN) or [13] P Kvitova (CZE)
K Zakopalova (CZE) vs [11] F Pennetta (ITA)
S Mirza (IND) / E Vesnina (RUS) vs [8] T Bacsinszky (SUI) / I Benesova (CZE)

Lighter
Feb 15th, 2011, 06:47 PM
As expected, no CC this time.

bruce goose
Feb 16th, 2011, 05:31 AM
As expected, no CC this time.Is there some story behind that??Did Marion offend someone in Malaysia or do they simply alternate who gets CC??

Singleniacki
Feb 16th, 2011, 07:38 AM
Well they were fair i guess, top 5 seeds on centre :lol:

Lighter
Feb 16th, 2011, 12:25 PM
Rusty girl still alive

Down 3-6 1-4
Win 3-6 6-4 6-1

Remember what she did vs Zvo in Beijing '09. Sorry Goose, but no TV covering this time.

Marionated
Feb 16th, 2011, 12:37 PM
Great fight.

But she's going to lose to Radwanska for the 96575 time, isn't she? :rolleyes:

Lighter
Feb 16th, 2011, 12:47 PM
Aga didn't win her matchs so easily.

Marion has nothing to lose, no pressure, no points to defend now.

Singleniacki
Feb 16th, 2011, 12:57 PM
:lol:

I have no expectations, i wont be too upset if she loses.

Lighter
Feb 16th, 2011, 05:15 PM
Probably no TV coverage :

Court 3 (from 12.00hrs)
1. Agnieszka Radwanska vs. Marion Bartoli
2. Alisa Kleybanova vs. Vera Zvonareva
3. Hantuchova/Radwanska vs. Diatchenko/Poutchek
4. Kuznetsova/Zvonareva vs. Chan/Zheng
5. Pennetta/Schiavone vs. Mattek-Sands/Shaughnessy

bruce goose
Feb 16th, 2011, 05:41 PM
Aga didn't win her matchs so easily.

Marion has nothing to lose, no pressure, no points to defend now.Honestly,I don't care if Marion puts out six uneven performances in a row en route to a title;a sloppy win is light years better than an artistic defeat.VAMOS,Marion!:hearts::hearts:

Ferg
Feb 16th, 2011, 07:41 PM
She has to be ultra offensive. We havent seen her here so we dont know how shes playing, if she hadnt gotten injured, she would have a great chance given her play in Aus. Her better net game will be handy.

Marionated
Feb 16th, 2011, 07:59 PM
She has to be ultra offensive. We havent seen her here so we dont know how shes playing, if she hadnt gotten injured, she would have a great chance given her play in Aus. Her better net game will be handy.

Exactly, and have a great serving day, but I just don't see it happening.

I'll be annoyed if she loses in straight sets.

Ferg
Feb 16th, 2011, 08:08 PM
I have a strange feeling that her season could hinge on this match, whether she can have a great one or another mediocre one. Its all about beating these players like Radwanska. Shes nothing remarkable and her serve ios terrible.

Singleniacki
Feb 16th, 2011, 11:00 PM
I watched her match against KDK and it was pretty HQ. But maybe not enough to upset aga

Iceland
Feb 16th, 2011, 11:42 PM
Excellent win. Always good for Marion's confidence when she wins from one set down. It proves herself that fighting a little can make her do wonders.
Good luck against Aga. About time she turns that H2H in her favour.

bruce goose
Feb 17th, 2011, 03:09 AM
If it's any consolation,Marionettes,Ana is slipping back into a complete walking coma again and,even at her worst,Marion is never THAT bad....She often shows her fight at the most unexpected times.Let's break that oh-fer vs. Aga,Marion!!!:bounce:

Singleniacki
Feb 17th, 2011, 07:14 AM
Franny has entered Kuala Lumpur, making Marion the 2nd seed.

Marionated
Feb 17th, 2011, 09:25 AM
It's just going to be another year: mostly beating players she should, losing to the same players again and again, making the second week of a major once, making a few decent premier5/mandatory runs, getting one or two big wins and maybe winning one title :yawn:

Dr Walter has taken her as far as he can but she is too stubborn to see that.

Iceland
Feb 17th, 2011, 10:21 AM
It's quite the reflect of the state of her game sadly. Pretty effective against most girls but not surprising enough to beat the best ones. I don't really know what she is lacking right now but she has lost that 'plus' she had before, hence her ranking between 15-20. Perhaps the problem is coming from her retrieving skills?
I was very disappointed to watch her lose to Petkovic, this time against Aga, Im not. Well, we all expected that. She fought pretty well on her first two matches so it's a positive tournament.

Marionated
Feb 17th, 2011, 10:35 AM
She needs somebody to push her fowards.

Look at Dinara Safina (disregard where she is now due to injury), for example, before Berlin 2008, she was pretty much like Marion is now. She gets a new coach, works hard on her fitness- completely different player. Faces Nadia Petrova in Tokyo (H2H 5-0 for Nadia at that point), Safina wins 6-0 6-1.

But Marion is 26 and doesn't have a lot of time on her side.

Alizé Molik
Feb 17th, 2011, 12:33 PM
oy.

Ferg
Feb 17th, 2011, 07:30 PM
I want a new coach too :weirdo: Just to see what would happen. It could be great.

bruce goose
Feb 18th, 2011, 03:22 AM
Even better,I'd like Walter to ENCOURAGE Marion to find a coach as that could help suppress Marion's first inclination to compare him/her to Daddy

Lighter
Feb 19th, 2011, 04:34 PM
Dubaï draw out : ouch.....

3)Francesca Schiavone (ITA) v BYE
Kaia Kanepi (EST) v Qualifier
Alisa Kleybanova (RUS) v Marion Bartoli (FRA)
Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) v (8)Shahar Peer (ISR)

Ferg
Feb 19th, 2011, 04:40 PM
Well there goes any chance of points.

Lets just say it too, playing in Malaysia is stupid.

Lighter
Feb 19th, 2011, 05:20 PM
Well there goes any chance of points.

Lets just say it too, playing in Malaysia is stupid.Marion owns Alyssa, so...

Ferg
Feb 19th, 2011, 05:33 PM
She does? Good! I suppose we can hope that Sexlana has enough left to take out Peer... Plus Doha is a very fast court so we cant rule out Marion beating her herself.. I was too pessimistic!

Lighter
Feb 19th, 2011, 05:44 PM
She does? Good! I suppose we can hope that Sexlana has enough left to take out Peer... Plus Doha is a very fast court so we cant rule out Marion beating her herself.. I was too pessimistic!http://www.wtatour.com/headtohead/marion-bartoli_2255881_1007/0,,12781~1007~11068,00.html

Singleniacki
Feb 19th, 2011, 11:03 PM
Marion vs Alisa :o

Anyway i disagree about the coach. I think the only way that marion ever achieved such success is through the unconventional training, lets face it with her body type she probably really wasnt meant to be a professional athelte. I dont think traditional training methods would have gotten her this far.

Marionated
Feb 20th, 2011, 05:06 PM
Marion vs Alisa :o

Anyway i disagree about the coach. I think the only way that marion ever achieved such success is through the unconventional training, lets face it with her body type she probably really wasnt meant to be a professional athelte. I dont think traditional training methods would have gotten her this far.

But she's made no improvement with her game or results.

It's quite pathetic that Sevastova (is she even top 50?, I don't know) could make it competetive against Radwanska and Marion only wins
5 games again.

Lighter
Feb 20th, 2011, 05:58 PM
Tomorrow on CC :

Centre Court, 3:30 PM

Jarmila Groth vs. Timea Bacsinszky
Alisa Kleybanova vs. Marion Bartoli (NB 5:30 PM)
Lucie Safarova vs. Agnieszka Radwanska
Nadia Petrova vs. Roberta Vinci

Ferg
Feb 21st, 2011, 04:17 PM
7-5 6-2

Only caught the second set but she was hitting it brilliantly, just like Brisbane. The commentators were very impressed.

Marionated
Feb 21st, 2011, 04:21 PM
I'm wasn't that impressed tbh, Ferg.

Her second serve retun (in terms of being aggressive) is just so mediocre these days, and too may double faults.

When I watch her play like that, I can see why she can't beat Radwanska- simply not hitting with enough firepower to hit through her, as opposed to Radwanska's opponent now- Safarova. You missed the first set- she only hit 6 winners in 12 games.

Lighter
Feb 21st, 2011, 04:23 PM
0-2 --> 5-2 ---> 5-5 ---> 7-5

As usual, she tried to feel the good balance with the wind at the beginning. And after never in doubt even when Kleyb came back, because Kleyb clearly overplayed and hit amazing winners.

Marionated
Feb 21st, 2011, 04:25 PM
I don't mean to be pessimistic, but I just wish she'd go after the ball a bit more. This play can get her past the likes of Alisa, but when it comes to top 10 players...

Ferg
Feb 21st, 2011, 04:34 PM
I suppose... We'll have to see her next match I suppose, a tough one vs. Sexlana or against another one of the terrorisers.

Lighter
Feb 21st, 2011, 04:41 PM
We must consider windy conditions....

Marionated
Feb 21st, 2011, 04:42 PM
Oh the next match is more than winnable.

Marionated
Feb 21st, 2011, 04:45 PM
We must consider windy conditions....

Of course, but the play today was reminiscent of her play in the grass court season last year (where I saw a lot of her). High percentage tennis, not too many mistakes, but also not enough to beat an in form player.

Lighter
Feb 21st, 2011, 04:56 PM
Of course, but the play today was reminiscent of her play in the grass court season last year (where I saw a lot of her). High percentage tennis, not too many mistakes, but also not enough to beat an in form player.I understand your point of view. But i guess that she's always searching the good balance between hard hitting and errors.

Nobody expected her to trash Caro in Cincy. Everything is possible with her. Hoping that she will play on cc on wednesday.

Ferg
Feb 21st, 2011, 05:35 PM
She has to get big points here or at IWs, massive danger of falling out of the top 20 after Miami.

Marionated
Feb 21st, 2011, 05:38 PM
Oh, and she's playing Stuttgart, where her chances of winning a round are VERY slim :o

Lighter
Feb 21st, 2011, 05:41 PM
She has to get big points here or at IWs, massive danger of falling out of the top 20 after Miami.She will have only big points if she reachs 1/2 final as Qatar open is only a premier tournament.

And Miami and IW are mandatory premier tournament.

Ferg
Feb 21st, 2011, 08:32 PM
Oh, and she's playing Stuttgart, where her chances of winning a round are VERY slim :o

at least she got hammered in R1 last year I guess :tears:

Marionated
Feb 21st, 2011, 08:45 PM
Lol I remember people thinking she had a chance against Sam.

The entry listen was posted in GM the other day. Honestly, I'd say Marion is the weakest clay-courter in the draw.

Marionated
Feb 22nd, 2011, 02:12 PM
2nd round opponent is good friend Shahar Peer.

Marion has never beaten Shahar on hard, but there's a first time for everything :bounce:

Lighter
Feb 22nd, 2011, 03:10 PM
2nd round opponent is good friend Shahar Peer.

Marion has never beaten Shahar on hard, but there's a first time for everything :bounce:What's bali 2009 surface ? Hard indoor....6-3 6-3 for Marion. And in IW 2009, tie was very very closed. It will be a warriors match. Shahar's 2nd serve is weak.

Ferg
Feb 22nd, 2011, 05:22 PM
Doha is a very fast if I remember correctly, just like Bali. She has a good chance.

Lighter
Feb 22nd, 2011, 08:59 PM
1st on court 1 tomorrow :

Court 1 (from 16.00hrs)
1. Marion Bartoli vs. Shahar Peer
2. Klara Zakopalova vs. Li Na
3. Mirza/Vesnina vs. Martínez Sánchez/Niculescu (after rest if needed)

Singleniacki
Feb 23rd, 2011, 01:35 AM
GL Mari :)

Singleniacki
Feb 23rd, 2011, 02:17 PM
Def. Peer 1 and 0 :worship::D

Peng next.

Lighter
Feb 23rd, 2011, 02:24 PM
Shahar's serve too weak vs a returner like Marion.

Breadstick and bagel.

Sasja
Feb 23rd, 2011, 06:28 PM
Marion :yeah: :worship:

Ferg
Feb 23rd, 2011, 06:42 PM
Not a bad win I guess :p Good chance for a semi here!

Ferg
Feb 23rd, 2011, 07:51 PM
1st on CC tomorrow, half 3 start. Good luck! Ill have a French exam at that time. :tears:

Sasja
Feb 24th, 2011, 05:58 AM
1st on CC tomorrow, half 3 start. Good luck! Ill have a French exam at that time. :tears:

Can't watch it either :sobbing: GL Marion :cheer:

Good luck with your exam today :)

BartoliBabes
Feb 24th, 2011, 12:31 PM
great results this tourny so far, and if all goes to plan she should def Peng.... and yes i'm aware of Peng playing very well:rolleyes: remember that 2 of the lost matches she has had to Peng were retirements..... just saying:p

Singleniacki
Feb 24th, 2011, 12:34 PM
http://www.livescorehunter.com/index.php?option=com_lsh&view=lsh&event_id=39772&tv_id=412&tid=5155&channel=0&tmpl=component&layout=popup&Itemid=207

She starting :D

Fame
Feb 24th, 2011, 01:16 PM
6-2. She's playing very well :worship:

JOCHEBEL
Feb 24th, 2011, 01:28 PM
Peng made lots of Double faults, Marion is on the ball ;)

JOCHEBEL
Feb 24th, 2011, 01:37 PM
6-2 4-0 :woohoo:

Fame
Feb 24th, 2011, 01:42 PM
She's the only player on the court right now.

JOCHEBEL
Feb 24th, 2011, 01:55 PM
Bartoli destroyed Peng 6-2 6-2 :rocker2: INTO SEMIFINALS

Fame
Feb 24th, 2011, 01:59 PM
She's playing very well, i can see her beat Wozniacki :drool:

Jochebel, check your PM :angel:

Singleniacki
Feb 24th, 2011, 02:02 PM
Great performance! :D

22W/8UE
4A/0DF
8/8 net points.

But peng was very fatigued :hug:

Lighter
Feb 24th, 2011, 02:08 PM
I love when both players have a positive ratio : W/UE.

As Caro seems to be sick, not sure that she will defeat Flavia who's really solid.

Iceland
Feb 24th, 2011, 02:09 PM
The outcome of the match was never in doubt when Marion is focused like that.
Good to see her reaching the semi-final of a major tournament. She was clearly determined to be aggressive all the way to shorten the points. Peng wasn't fresh enough to reach Marion's level of tennis today. Marion served very well too, especially with a very high first serve percentage.
I would give her a chance against Wozniacki!

Bravo Baba, 2011 has really started :)

Fame
Feb 24th, 2011, 02:15 PM
I love when both players have a positive ratio : W/UE.

As Caro seems to be sick, not sure that she will defeat Flavia who's really solid.

It depends how bad is Flavia's ankle

Lighter
Feb 24th, 2011, 02:18 PM
It depends how bad is Flavia's ankleUrpi was smiling and dad woz in the stands.

Ferg
Feb 24th, 2011, 05:33 PM
yaaaaaaaaaaaay :cheer: Beat Woz now please, it would be glorious to get another #1 win!

Singleniacki
Feb 24th, 2011, 08:12 PM
Woz played scary good :unsure:

Singleniacki
Feb 24th, 2011, 08:15 PM
She moved back up too 17th, a win tomorrow would put her upto 14th i think :D

Ferg
Feb 24th, 2011, 09:05 PM
Centre Court (from 16.00hrs)
1. Chan/Zheng vs. Huber/Petrova
2. Caroline Wozniacki vs. Marion Bartoli (NB 18.00hrs)
3. [Jelena Jankovic or Klara Zakopalova] vs. Vera Zvonareva

Ferg
Feb 24th, 2011, 09:05 PM
Ill be home for it :inlove: Might miss the first 20 mins but I always hate watching the starts of matches anyway!

Sasja
Feb 24th, 2011, 09:51 PM
Marion :yeah:

I'll be able to watch the semi final :p

Good luck against Caro :cheer:

Iceland
Feb 25th, 2011, 03:54 PM
There's nothing she can do at the moment. She hits way too short for such a flat ball and her serve is off. Totally outplayed so far.

Marionated
Feb 25th, 2011, 04:28 PM
She has no shame in any of her losses this year (not counting Australian open) :weirdo:

Ferg
Feb 25th, 2011, 04:32 PM
ah well. disappointing because she normally at least plays well against top players. still a good tournament.

Iceland
Feb 25th, 2011, 04:33 PM
Lost 61 61. :help:

Such a frustrating match. As I posted in GM, I thought like I was watching Marion in her top 20 debut.

She seems so impatient to play the best players that she doesn't think on the court. There was nothing she could do in the first set but in the second, she had many chances. There were a couple of good points followed by terrible unforced errors. Basically she rushed herself to finish the points instead of thinking for a second. Three times, she crapped easy FH putaways by targeting the wrong side of the court. I'm very frustrated because you can see she is hitting the ball well. She could have really gotten into the match if she took her chances. No wonder why she got killed by Aga with such a dumb tennis.

On the other hand, we can expect solid results in the coming weeks. It will click eventually.

Marionated
Feb 25th, 2011, 04:35 PM
A SF is good but 1 and 1 :help: When was the last time she lost a match so easily?

0-2 against top 10 players, winning 7 games combined- reminiscent of her 2008 indoor season.

BartoliBabes
Feb 25th, 2011, 04:38 PM
not much to say other than Woz was too good today and Marion wasn't playing like her last few matches... which she absolutely needed to play like to stand any chance

gr8 week however :)

Sasja
Feb 25th, 2011, 05:16 PM
A bit dissapointing losing 6-1 6-1 :sad: :hug:

But 3 good wins this week :)

Singleniacki
Feb 25th, 2011, 08:33 PM
She lost to the world Number 1, no shame in that.

Ferg
Feb 25th, 2011, 08:46 PM
Pull out of KL.

Singleniacki
Feb 25th, 2011, 08:49 PM
Agreed. She should take a break for IW and Miami, maybe she wasnt expecting to do so well after coming back from injury

bruce goose
Feb 26th, 2011, 08:18 AM
Well,the mods were supposed to lift my ban at 7 this morning,so I sent the webmaster a gentle reminder:angel: of that when 10 p.m. rolled around with no change.....Enjoyed the old torment when commentators classified Marion's game as 'Top 3 level'...knowing how easily Marion could bring us crashing down to Earth as she did this morning....It doesn't hurt QUITE as much when you brace for impact;)

Singleniacki
Feb 26th, 2011, 01:29 PM
Marion's draw for KL, if she doesnt make the final, retire. (Okay losing to groth/lucie is acceptable)
Oh and i forgot, doesnt IW start on a tuesday/wednesday and marion might have a bye?

(6)Ayumi Morita (JPN) v Darya Kustova (BLR)
Kai-Chen Chang (TPE) v Shuai Zhang (CHN)
Qualifier v Misaki Doi (JPN)
Qualifier v (4/wc)Jarmila Groth (AUS)

(5)Lucie Safarova (CZE) v Zarina Diyas (KAZ)
Xinyun Han (CHN) v Dinara Safina (RUS)
Nina Bratchikova (RUS) v Ekaterina Ivanova (RUS)
Maria Elena Camerin (ITA) v (2)Marion Bartoli (FRA)

Lighter
Feb 26th, 2011, 01:41 PM
Safarova and Groth can be good opponents.

Only interesting in terms of points if she reachs finals. Good for practicing before IW. And she loves humid weather.

bruce goose
Feb 26th, 2011, 05:29 PM
Marion's draw for KL, if she doesnt make the final, retire. (Okay losing to groth/lucie is acceptable)
Oh and i forgot, doesnt IW start on a tuesday/wednesday and marion might have a bye?

(6)Ayumi Morita (JPN) v Darya Kustova (BLR)
Kai-Chen Chang (TPE) v Shuai Zhang (CHN)
Qualifier v Misaki Doi (JPN)
Qualifier v (4/wc)Jarmila Groth (AUS)

(5)Lucie Safarova (CZE) v Zarina Diyas (KAZ)
Xinyun Han (CHN) v Dinara Safina (RUS)
Nina Bratchikova (RUS) v Ekaterina Ivanova (RUS)
Maria Elena Camerin (ITA) v (2)Marion Bartoli (FRA)Obviously,if Marion can duplicate her earlier Doha level---and that's a very uncertain 'if',of course---then she can do some serious damage in KL.VAMOS,Marion!!:bounce:

Sasja
Feb 27th, 2011, 07:09 AM
Good luck Marion :cheer:

Ferg
Feb 27th, 2011, 03:45 PM
That story about her and the court :hysteric:

bruce goose
Feb 27th, 2011, 04:09 PM
That story about her and the court :hysteric:Ummmm....Ferg,this is Marion's forum...and your post wasn't very informative:rolleyes:....since neither I nor many other posters possess the power of ESP,would you kindly explain what you're talking about??I did a basic internet search for Marion and couldn't find anything...and I don't wanna waste time trolling in the intellectual toilet known as GM....So why don't you give a brief summary or include any links if this 'story' has any legitimacy....Thanks in advance:hatoff:

Marionated
Feb 27th, 2011, 05:18 PM
Here Bruce http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=430008

I really hope that this isn't how it happened.

Ferg
Feb 27th, 2011, 06:13 PM
Its obviously isnt. Its very convenient for all the people to bash her without hearing her side of the story. Most people just think its funny though :lol:

Marionated
Feb 27th, 2011, 06:29 PM
I think so too, Ferg. I mean, it doesn't make the slighest bit of sense that security would evict Han and co.

Ferg
Feb 27th, 2011, 06:52 PM
The problem is she doesnt have twitter or anything so I doubt we'll find out her side. Unless it blows up of course. But I doubt it will get past the usual bunch of GM, IQs of 65 drama queens.

Ferg
Feb 27th, 2011, 06:59 PM
Marion would have been #2 in Monterrey too with arguably an easier draw :tears:

bruce goose
Feb 28th, 2011, 12:48 AM
Here Bruce http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=430008

I really hope that this isn't how it happened.Let me say first off that if that DID happen as reported,then I won't offer any excuses for Marion.About the only thing that might reasonably prompt such an outburst would be the murder or rape of a close friend or relative.Even so,Marion would apologize after the fact once she regained her equilibrium and cooled down a bit.

The story is far fetched enough as is,but the credibility rating AUTOMATICALLY diminishes by no less than 50% because an Ana fan started this rumor.Let me give you some perspective here:One of the Ana forum's most frequent posters pretends to have mind-reading skills(that in addition to his laughably dubious claims that he's one of his country's leading scholars:lol:).His omnipotence:p allows him to "factually" claim that Caro is having a passionate romance with Verdasco due to a malicious plot that she has to steal Ana's identity and glory:haha:....Seriously,I'm not making this up...and then he went and cried to the mods like an adolescent girl on PMS when I suggested that his 'facts' were not only mere opinions but also infantile and stupid

Let me be clear that I don't deny the possibility that Caro had a fling with Verdasco,though I have my doubts that she'd show such a lapse in common sense.However,if she DID have an affair with that inbred choker douchebag,it'd likely be b/c she found him physically attractive and NOT cuz of some satanic scheme to hurt Ana.To simplify,I might even re-think my teachings in re the earth's shape if an Ana fan insisted the world was round;).Marion isn't the biggest target of hostility in that forum by far but she gets singled out occasionally,so it's no big surprise to read the report above.Obviously,we're biased in Marion's favor,yet I'll keep an open mind if any posters can provide solid support for the accusations.

EDIT:Since integrity seems to be in short supply amongst moderators(i.e.,tolerate ANYthing that their buddies post while handing out bans for minor criticism),let me clarify for any trolling mods that it's only my OPINION that some of these conspiracy theories are stupid.That doesn't mean that the POSTER is necessarily stupid;so,in THAT light,maybe my post above doesn't qualify as 'abusive language'...this IS an opinion forum,so I figured that disagreement was allowed here......

Lighter
Feb 28th, 2011, 02:35 PM
Marion's interview in Malaysia : http://www.bmwmalaysianopen.com/news/bartoli-aims-deliver-bmw-malaysian-open-2011

Kuala Lumpur, Monday, 28thFebuary 2011

“I love to play in tournaments in Asia, which is why I am here in Malaysia for the BMW Malaysian Open. I am happy with the facilities here at the Bukit Kiara Equestrian and Country Club and I am pleased with how this tournament has been organised. The Malaysian people have been very welcoming, warm, kind and nice to me, for which I am thoroughly impressed.”

“Playing in Qatar and Doha helped me warm up and prepare for the BMW Malaysian Open, as prior to that I had been out for a few weeks recovering from an injury. Playing in the Middle East also helped me acclimatize myself to the hot and humid weather here in Malaysia although, in the Middle East it was drier, but I do not foresee the hot and humid weather having any bearing on my game in any way.”

“The hard courts here at the Bukit Kiara Equestrian and Country Resort suit me just fine as I play quite well on hard courts. For me, success in this tournament depends on how well I play, how focused I am, and how strong my will is to win, and I am determined to play to the best of my ability here in Malaysia”, she said.



I wonder if the story with Han has been created in order to destabilize her for betting reasons. It's just an opinion, my opinion. And i've no evidences, only feeling.

bruce goose
Mar 1st, 2011, 05:31 AM
I wonder if the story with Han has been created in order to destabilize her for betting reasons. It's just an opinion, my opinion. And i've no evidences, only feeling.Well,that's ONE theory,Lighter,but I'd classify the story's root causes as: Common-sense-deprived morons who lack gainful employment and have FAR too much freetime on their hands while living in their parents' basements....

Not that she should've been scared anyway,but Marion is once again the #1 (remaining)seed at KL with Fran getting knocked out...let's see what Marion does with this opportunity

Lighter
Mar 1st, 2011, 11:41 AM
Easy R1 win : 6-0 6-1 with a MP at 6-0 5-0

Weak 2nd serve during this match : 4/15 pts

Ferg
Mar 1st, 2011, 07:40 PM
yay!

Ferg
Mar 1st, 2011, 07:42 PM
Final will be on Sunday :help: wtf.

Lighter
Mar 1st, 2011, 07:57 PM
Final will be on Sunday :help: wtf.Marion has a bye in Indian Wells.

Marionated
Mar 1st, 2011, 08:12 PM
I'd rather she go far here and lose early in IW anyway.

The court in IW is horrible for her.

Lighter
Mar 1st, 2011, 08:17 PM
I'd rather she go far here and lose early in IW anyway.

The court in IW is horrible for her.Safarova and Groth could be difficult opponents in KL.

Ferg
Mar 1st, 2011, 08:22 PM
Marion has a bye in Indian Wells.

phew!


Ronoc, I hope she does. Gaining points here, defending only a R3 and getting ready for Miami would be best. But we all know how stubborn she is...

Lighter
Mar 1st, 2011, 08:31 PM
phew!


Ronoc, I hope she does. Gaining points here, defending only a R3 and getting ready for Miami would be best. But we all know how stubborn she is...In order to gain points in KL, she must reach finals. As she said after tie vs MEC : "...Even though I am playing well and expect to advance in this tournament, it does not mean my path to the final is made easier, as it is tough being a seeded player as every other player will want to beat you. Looking at my path ahead, I will focus my attention on each and every game at hand".

Singleniacki
Mar 1st, 2011, 09:19 PM
IW doesnt start until tuesday/wednesday and marion will probs have a bye, so she'll get a good rest :)

bruce goose
Mar 2nd, 2011, 05:17 AM
Camerin belongs to that group that we always wanna see grow--the MCTDs:the Marion Crash Test Dummies.....Would love to initiate Ekaterina Ivanova into the club,too:p

Lighter
Mar 2nd, 2011, 02:56 PM
Friday OoP : 2nd position on CC not before 3 pm

bruce goose
Mar 2nd, 2011, 06:37 PM
This is more of a rhetorical question: I wonder if anyone has offered any confirmation from credible,intelligent sources in re the accusations against Marion.Judging by her demolition of m.e.c.,Marion's not too distracted right now

Lighter
Mar 3rd, 2011, 08:51 AM
Marion is going on : 6-2 6-1 with good stats on serve

JOCHEBEL
Mar 3rd, 2011, 04:19 PM
Marion into Quarters, against Lucie Safarova.

Lighter
Mar 3rd, 2011, 04:45 PM
Friday OoP :
Marion on CC 3rd position not before 7 pm : http://bmwmalaysianopen.com/order-play

Ferg
Mar 3rd, 2011, 07:59 PM
Nice win. Good to keep some energy for tomorrow. Should be a tough one but Marion is the better player.

bruce goose
Mar 4th, 2011, 05:16 AM
Lucie has the more stable situation in terms of her relationships with men,but that's not gonna help her any if Marion:hearts: goes into ass-kick mode:devil:

Iceland
Mar 4th, 2011, 12:10 PM
Marion suuuuuucks. Gosh she is just awful.
Still this ineffective mid-pace shots which lack length, this terrible serving, this bad returning game. Where has gone 2009 Marion for God's sake?
It's great to see her finally consistent but it seems she isn't able to raise her level against any talented players.
Wake up!

Iceland
Mar 4th, 2011, 01:10 PM
She got crushed 61 64 by a player she has never lost to before.

You were right, Ferg, that's typically the form she had in fall 2008.
Her game is just not good enough to beat the best players. I have no idea how she crushed Shahar 61 60.
It's so frustrating to watch such a poor returning game when you know the abilities she once had. Same goes for her baseline game which has lost all its firepower. Marion basically hits a mid-pace shot in the middle of the court and that's pretty all.
Lucie even had a poor serving day.

Hope she does better in IW and Miami.

Marionated
Mar 4th, 2011, 04:03 PM
Oh, another lopsided defeat :help:

She's not going to be in the top 20 for much longer if she continues like this.

bruce goose
Mar 4th, 2011, 04:46 PM
Marion suuuuuucks. Gosh she is just awful.
Still this ineffective mid-pace shots which lack length, this terrible serving, this bad returning game. Where has gone 2009 Marion for God's sake?
It's great to see her finally consistent but it seems she isn't able to raise her level against any talented players.
Wake up!Would like to hear some explanations--from ANYone--as to why Marion has gotten like this:confused:

Ferg
Mar 4th, 2011, 06:02 PM
When I said wanted more MMs I didnt want stupidly planned ones before big tournaments and having simple losses to random top 50 players. :help:

Singleniacki
Mar 4th, 2011, 08:45 PM
tank.

Leucoptera
Mar 4th, 2011, 08:57 PM
She was sick.
Didn't you read it in Marion Bartoli Fan Blog?
Yesterday, she couldn't attend the press conference.

bruce goose
Mar 5th, 2011, 06:34 AM
It's pretty dang rare that you'd want one of your faves to be sick,but that's a lot easier to accept than the ugly possibility that Marion's best days are behind her.....God forbid!!:help:....I think that CONSISTENCY from Marion would impress me more than just about anything else