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eck
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:36 PM
:worship:

Ms. Pattaya upgrades to Ms. Doha :cheer:

eDonkey
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:36 PM
:worship::worship::worship:

Steff_forever
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:36 PM
she did it, taking out my 2 other favs must lead to the title, THANKS VERA !!!!!
the line-call was :cuckoo:

:bounce: :woohoo:. :bounce:

BIG CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!!! :yeah: :yeah: :yeah:

Sharapovian
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:36 PM
Congrats Vera - first title of the year! :cheer: Played great today

Woz made to many errors today.

Steff_forever
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:36 PM
yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss !!!!!!!

GoofyDuck
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:36 PM
:cheer:SOOOOO HAPPPYYYY :cheer: :bigcry:

TheBoiledEgg
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:36 PM
Bepa :woohoo: that was good :banana:
and a title again :yeah:

SELVEN
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:36 PM
:woohoo:Vera,one amzaing performance.:worship:

Pasta-Na
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:36 PM
finally :cheer:

Young 8
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:36 PM
http://www.ideatennis.com/wp-content/uploads/Wozniachi-n-1.jpg

saul1333
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:37 PM
Vera :hug:

Sooooooo happy :hearts:

BlueTrees
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:37 PM
That's a shocker.

Sean.
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:37 PM
:woohoo: Hopefully she finds her top form again and keeps it in IW/Miami :bounce:

Vartan
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:37 PM
:worship: GOOD JOB VERA!

First title in over a year!

Patrick345
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:37 PM
Zvonareva def. Wozniacki & Indian linesman 6-4 6-4. :worship:

kman
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:37 PM
Caro deserved to lose. Too many idiotic errors today.

Marionated
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:37 PM
:inlove:

~MashyOwnThemAll
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:37 PM
:lol:

Matej
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:37 PM
A terrific performance by Vera -- I´m sooo happy as well! :-)

doni1212
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:38 PM
Yes!! Good job Vera on doing what the other players couldn't! Holding your nerve against the Pusher and continuing to make those shots the ENTIRE match! No mental breakdowns! Congrats!

Kworb
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:38 PM
Amazing :bowdown:

GoofyDuck
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:38 PM
:cheer: So much better than Pattaya!!! beating Caro in the final :cheer:

BlackPanther.
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:38 PM
Woz :hug:
Bepa :woohoo:

scoobz
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:38 PM
Well DONE Vera!

Michael!
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:38 PM
Nice win :D
Some good play, Wozniacki seemed to be clueless and no more sunshine in the end :awww: :angel:

Sean.
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:38 PM
:awww: She looks so happy!

NyCPsU
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:38 PM
Daniela :(

Jane Lane
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:38 PM
BEPA!!! :woohoo::bowdown:

She's a wind-GOAT; IW 09 F, USO 10 QF/SF and today.

Amazing play today--showed off all her skills; great groundies, serving and volleys. And she kept calm after that shitty call.

So proud of her; and great smile and reaction at the end. I love to see her smile :inlove::lol:

Burisleif
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:38 PM
Final in the wind... Shame for tennis quality...

Vera read it better, well done Girl...

Caro buy a wind machine or train at night more...

Well played both Girls.

hankqq
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:38 PM
Wind GOAT Zvonareva :lol: If only all her finals were played in the wind she would have more of these bigger titles. First IW, now Doha. :spit:

Caralenko
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:38 PM
HELLL YESSSSSSS :hysteric:

benbest
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:39 PM
Vera played really well. Deserved title win.

Good Job

Sergius
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:39 PM
Wonderful match, some amazing rallies by both players, really liked it. But I was sooo pissed with Vera's lobs :lol:
Congrats, Vera

Olórin
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:39 PM
Vera :yeah:

nicidle
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:39 PM
Didn't expect this one! Vera plays so gd! plays so well in the wind!
Vera and JJ knows how to beat Caro.

Bingain
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:39 PM
Fabulous match by Bepa. Totally deserves the champ :worship:

Good lesson for Woz :hug:

Am I the only one to have connected this match to last year's FO?

GoofyDuck
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:39 PM
what are the match statistics?

nevetssllim
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:39 PM
Well done Bepa. A big title! :D

Archaeo
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:39 PM
Caro :o Terrible play after such a great week. Couldn't handle the wind.

But congrats to Vera :D Wasn't expecting such a dominant performance from her.

~{X}~
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:40 PM
Caro played pretty shitty and Zvonareva played better, no big deal Caro, you won last week, got to the Finals this week, its been a tiring time, rest up for Indian Wells!

M.P
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:40 PM
:cheer:
i thought Woz will win this
but Vera alwyas have advantage with the wind

kaetchen
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:40 PM
Very well played by Vera :cool:
Congrats! It was absurd she had no title in her ranking!

Mikey.
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:40 PM
Amaze Vera! :cheer:

tenn_ace
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:40 PM
Vera love you girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :kiss:

madmax
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:40 PM
good for the sport - an all-arround game beats laboured grinding ball machine:banana:
Vera seems to be peaking for IW and Miami

edificio
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:40 PM
Great match and tournament for Vera. So great in the wind, too. Sorry, Woz, but Dubai trophy should comfort.

Mr.Sharapova
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:40 PM
:woohoo:

Lucemferre
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:40 PM
Vera won a final? :eek:

Blu€
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:40 PM
Pretty bad perfomance from Caroline today, couldn't get any rhythm, wind didn't help. Serve was MIA and she just was missing easy shots. Surprised she kept it that close, blowing all those 40-0/15 game leads.
Now get some rest and be ready for IW.

Congrats to Vera, she really needed a title.

cellophane
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:40 PM
Thank god!

Radix2
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:40 PM
Vera played so well. Nice win.

Pump-it-UP
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:41 PM
Wozniacki's play/attitude was really strange today. :o She never managed to settle down.

Vera was awesome though :hearts:

danieln1
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:41 PM
WTF?? daniela would have won if she had held that fucking serve at 5-4 in QF :sobbing:

:haha:

scoobz
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:41 PM
Loved that move forward and great volley Vera hit to set up the match point.

BepaMaria
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:41 PM
Never in doubt. Wozniacki played really well but Bepa was still too good for her and exposed her weaknesses. I'm sure after this match whereby Bepa displayed an aggressive style of tennis, noone will label her as a pusher anymore. As all of you saw today, the real pusher is Pushniacki. Playing aggressively like how Bepa did today is the way to beat such disgusting pushers.

Ferg
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:41 PM
She needed a win desperatly. A win over the #1 is good too.

Vikapower
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:41 PM
:spit: Zvonareva doing to Caro Woz what Caro Woz does to others... some wicked defenses by the russian...

Once again this shows how overrated Caro Woz is... as soon as you can move the ball around and contain her defenses all this in minimum UEs she's clueless...

...and people were jumping all around with 35-7 against weaponless Pennetta. :haha:

tea
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:41 PM
Well, you can't win everything.:zzz:
Bad day in the office for Caroline. Very poor game comparing to what we've seen all week long.

Lucky Zvonareva won 1st title within 52 weeks-- congrats I guess.:lol:

Andreas
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:42 PM
Vera can't win without the wind :lol: Congrats on your MM :yeah: A world no. 3 should hold at least 1 title :lol:

Caro :o Good choice to play your worst match in 2 weeks today.

wateva
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:42 PM
great job by vera! :D
i'm seeing glimpses of a more aggressive caro which is a good sign. although in such windy conditions, hitting with more spin should be a better idea. :o

Steff_forever
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:42 PM
h2h 4 all !!!

Pasta-Na
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:42 PM
WTF?? daniela would have won if she had held that fucking serve at 5-4 in QF :sobbing:

:haha:

well, she won pattaya. :hug:

lemonwilly
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:42 PM
Vera :hearts:

matty
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:43 PM
Wow, well done, Vera--tough week with lots of 3 setters, but she remained calm, and was the superior player today!

:bigclap::cheer2::banana: Congrats Vera!!! :banana::woohoo::woohoo:

Ballbasher
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:43 PM
Hopefully that boosts Vera's confidence. :yeah:

GoofyDuck
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:43 PM
Never in doubt. Wozniacki played really well but Bepa was still too good for her and exposed her weaknesses. I'm sure after this match whereby Bepa displayed an aggressive style of tennis, noone will label her as a pusher anymore. As all of you saw today, the real pusher is Pushniacki. Playing aggressively like how Bepa did today is the way to beat such disgusting pushers.

:hearts:

MK Ultra
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:43 PM
:cheer::cheer:

homogenius
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:43 PM
Players like JJ or Vera should beat Woz in 90% of their matches.They can handle her physically and have much more game.The only reason Vera doesn't beat Woz more often is the mental side.Tonight she stayed calm, served well under pressure and mixed it up perfectly.Great week for her.

Shvedbarilescu
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:44 PM
Cool. I really didn't expect that at all. But very deserved and good to see. The conditions it must be said really suited Vera who over the years has proven herself to be an outstanding player at handling the wind.

Big win for Vera and definately good for the game. Vera is world number 3 and it doesn't do the game much good when the world number 3 doesn't have the clout of holding even one title. And another win over world number 1 is also a good feather in her cap. Hopefully this will give Vera a lot of confidence and she can begin to close the gap that has opened up between her and the top 2.

Beny
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:44 PM
Expected ;)
http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?p=19208611#post19208611

This time I was reallz sure Vera was going to win. She played really well coming into this final. And mentally strong - her wins over Hantuchova and Jankovic were a great mental test.

She knew what she had to do in order to win today, she stayed calm.

Caro on the other her didnt play well, but Vera didnt give her many chances to take on

Mary Cherry.
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:44 PM
Didn't expect that result at all coming into the match :eek: Never seen Vera smile that much either :awww:

Great week for both :)

C. W. Fields
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:44 PM
Congrats to Vera. She was good today but not scary good. Her serve for instance wasn't too sharp, but she read Caro well. I still think Caro could have won if she had played her best but she had trouble handling the wind so she reverted to more the past Caro than the one we saw the last two days. It's not an excuse, though. Wind is a natural part of tennis and if you have chosen a style of play that's vulnerable to wind you just have to learn to deal with it 'cause it's not going away!

sammy01
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:44 PM
only watched the 2nd set but vera showed if you just hit corner to corner and not get bothered by caro floating balls back, she is very beatable.

still i didn't feel like i was watching 1 and 3 in the world, more like 7 and 9 :sigh:

ElusiveChanteuse
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:45 PM
Bepa :eek: She wins a title finally after a year.:clap2: :cheer:
Caro :hug: Nice of you to let Bepa win a title.:cheer:

TennisFan66
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:45 PM
Congratulation to Vera for getting the monkey off her back. She handled the conditions much better than Caro and found some amazing depth, when playing into the wind. Unfortunately Caro appeared to get a little irritated at the conditions, but when your CC FH for the Nth time is take wide by the wind, maybe you should take note. So Caro baby, you really only have yourself to blame. Sorry. Still love you though :kiss:

I shall now exit this thread and let the usual suspect post their 10 pages of insults against Caroline.

scoobz
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:46 PM
only watched the 2nd set but vera showed if you just hit corner to corner and not get bothered by caro floating balls back, she is very beatable.

still i didn't feel like i was watching 1 and 3 in the world, more like 7 and 9 :sigh:
It's not 2002 anymore.

Sergius
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:47 PM
Never in doubt. Wozniacki played really well but Bepa was still too good for her and exposed her weaknesses. I'm sure after this match whereby Bepa displayed an aggressive style of tennis, noone will label her as a pusher anymore. As all of you saw today, the real pusher is Pushniacki. Playing aggressively like how Bepa did today is the way to beat such disgusting pushers.

Lol @ you. Caro was even more aggressive in the match and (using your language) was a pusher :lol:

matty
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:47 PM
Well, you can't win everything.:zzz:
Bad day in the office for Caroline. Very poor game comparing to what we've seen all week long.

Lucky Zvonareva won 1st title within 52 weeks-- congrats I guess.:lol:

kinda bitter :p


Vera :inlove:

Wintermute
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:48 PM
:bounce: Well done Vera!

She really handled the windy conditions better than Caro today. Also didn't let that appalling line call get to her.

Setsuna.
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:48 PM
HELLL YESSSSSSS :hysteric:

THIS.:sobbing:
So proud of her.:sobbing:

indicapuja
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:49 PM
thank god, vera saves tennis

Libertango
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:49 PM
I didn't see this coming! :eek:

Well done Vera! SO pleased.

nicidle
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:49 PM
Vera handled the bad calls better this time.:angel:

azmad_88
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:50 PM
love vera!!

TheHangover
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:50 PM
i can't explain this, maybe wozniacki was tired of 2 full weeks of tennis, but she just destroyed pennetta and bartoli while zvonareva fight hard vs hantuchova and jankovic! zvonareva wasn't playing particularly good either, i think she would have lost to pennetta who was just streamrolled by wozniacki who lost to vera, tennis is strange

M-K
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:50 PM
Zvonareva's coach is such a hottie! Who is he?

Shinjiro
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:50 PM
Good stuff Vera.

Soliloque
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:50 PM
Better player won.

Bonfire
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:50 PM
Well...passive, tentative play from Caroline (especially on the most important points) pretty much from start to finish today:sad::sad:

Congrats to Vera for winning Doha! She was the better player today. I'm disappointed but it's still nice to see Vera finally win a title :) Good job

Dominic
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:50 PM
someone should tell Wozniacki "honey, you have NO game you can't hit unforced errors on top of that."

kaetchen
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:51 PM
It was not only the wind Vera handled better but as a whole a very smart play. She insisted on playing to Caro's forehand and it broke down.
It was really a nice mixture of good defence and well controlled offense.
Hopefully Vera can carry this kind of form to Indian Wells and Miami. It would be nice to have several players in good form.

scoobz
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:51 PM
Zvonareva's coach is such a hottie! Who is he?
Sergey Demekhine, a former model.

homogenius
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:52 PM
Indian Wells and Miami should be interesting if Vera, JJ, Caroline and maybe Kim and some others are in good form.

backhandsmash
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:52 PM
Vera won! She was awesome, completely disabled my favourite player.:worship:

matty
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:52 PM
Loved that move forward and great volley Vera hit to set up the match point.

:yeah:

JN
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:52 PM
:yeah:

DownInAHole
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:53 PM
Nice win for Vera. This match reminded me of their US Open semi final, it just seemed like nothing that Caroline did was bothering Vera at all. Caroline had some games on her serve where she was up 40-0 and struggled to hold and some games where she was up 0-40/15-40 on Vera's serve and she could not take advantage. Vera was great mentally today.

I hope that Caroline doesn't let this bother her and that she can keep playing like she did against Pennetta and Bartoli.

nicidle
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:53 PM
i can't explain this, maybe wozniacki was tired of 2 full weeks of tennis, but she just destroyed pennetta and bartoli while zvonareva fight hard vs hantuchova and jankovic! zvonareva wasn't playing particularly good either, i think she would have lost to pennetta who was just streamrolled by wozniacki who lost to vera, tennis is strange

you know woz gets a lot of routine wins with her opponents self-destructed.
Vera's win means she plays well.
Btw maybe JJ and daniela are alot better than the other two.:hearts:

Mixal
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:53 PM
Wow! :hearts:

Vera didn't choke! :eek:

I thought she was gonna choke after that bad call, but she really stayed composed, not just today, but throughout the whole tournament.


Today we've seen the difference - of course Caro played her worst match of the tournament, but she had a lot of chances to make a winner, and yet she would just continue hitting left-right-left without any risk, but unlike Bartoli or some others, Vera is much better mover and can switch from defense to attack without problem. These dropshots worked well too...


Caro, I guess it was time for you to lose in a final :lol:

Today she played her pusher game, and she was punished. She simply needed to risk a bit more, but I'm sure she's gonna figure it out soon.

Overall, I thought it was a very good week tennis-wise. Caro showed that she can play like #1, Vera showed that she is certainly not a choker she used to be, Jelena is coming back match by match, Daniela raised her game, Bartoli played like #1 too :lol:...

Roookie
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:55 PM
Boring as hell.

ChriS.
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:55 PM
:bounce: Well done Vera!

She really handled the windy conditions better than Caro today. Also didn't let that appalling line call get to her.Vera was magnificent it so fantastic so see her give Caroline a hiding. Even an outrageous line call to rob her of match point did not upset her. I do not think many other players would have handled that situation as well as her. The ball was more than 50% on the line and she just carried on without getting upset. I see no reason why Vera cannot get to number but it will depend on Caroline not doing as well as she has. That line judge should be sacked and why cannot the umpire overrule on the far line when it was so clearly in. If Vera had lost this match she would have been robbed.

pedropt
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:55 PM
So unexpected :speakles:

Vera played great today, mixing it up when she felt Caro was the one dictating the rallies and holding her nerves quite well :yeah:

Mistress of Evil
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:56 PM
Unexpected :eek: Congratz, Zvonareva. :)
Karolina The Great :hug: you will win IW + Miami. :cheer:
Hingis legacy stay safe. :lol:

scoobz
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:57 PM
Vera was magnificent it so fantastic so see her give Caroline a hiding. Even an outrageous line call to rob her of match point did not upset her. I do not think many other players would have handled that situation as well as her. The ball was more than 50% on the line and she just carried on without getting upset. I see no reason why Vera cannot get to number but it will depend on Caroline not doing as well as she has. That line judge should be sacked and why cannot the umpire overrule on the far line when it was so clearly in. If Vera had lost this match she would have been robbed.
What's interesting is that Vera was *getting* upset but managed to put it away again - when she used up her last challenge, she was clearly getting worked up by the expression on her face, but managed to calm back down and refocus - something she doesn't often do.

tea
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:57 PM
thank god, vera saves tennis
Never gets old, does it?

You do know your biiiigest problem, hatas, for the years to come? Tennis will get saved rarer and rarer.:lol:

Sammo
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:57 PM
Haleluiah!!

MaBaker
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:58 PM
http://i52.tinypic.com/14bopsj.gif

Joelina
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:58 PM
congratz Vera

but it was Daniela´s title to take! :devil:

RenaSlam.
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:59 PM
Wow. Did not expect Vera to hold her nerve.

All those saying Wozniacki is far and away the #1 player in the world should take a look at this straight set loss.

Setsuna.
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:59 PM
Players like JJ or Vera should beat Woz in 90% of their matches.They can handle her physically and have much more game.The only reason Vera doesn't beat Woz more often is the mental side.Tonight she stayed calm, served well under pressure and mixed it up perfectly.Great week for her.

Pretty much this.

The Untouchable
Feb 26th, 2011, 04:59 PM
Didn't expect it at all, very nice Vera. :D

Elisse
Feb 26th, 2011, 05:00 PM
Woohoo Vera!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

nicidle
Feb 26th, 2011, 05:00 PM
http://i52.tinypic.com/14bopsj.gif

:lol:

timafi
Feb 26th, 2011, 05:00 PM
thank you Jesus;there is a god:woohoo: :banana:

Setsuna.
Feb 26th, 2011, 05:00 PM
Still can't believe it. Love you Vera.:hearts:
Caro played really well. Vera was just too good for her today.

madmax
Feb 26th, 2011, 05:01 PM
http://i52.tinypic.com/14bopsj.gif

:devil::haha:

Mixal
Feb 26th, 2011, 05:01 PM
http://i52.tinypic.com/14bopsj.gif

:hysteric:

Blu€
Feb 26th, 2011, 05:02 PM
Still can't believe it. Love you Vera.:hearts:
Caro played really well. Vera was just too good for her today.

Get serious, Caro played nowhere near well. Vera won fair and square, stop the crap.

ChriS.
Feb 26th, 2011, 05:03 PM
The most enjoyable part of the match was watching Caroline throwing her racket, getting upset and falling over trying to get up to a lob.

tsmile789
Feb 26th, 2011, 05:03 PM
Last time Daniela defeats Vera to her pattaya title for her first title in nearly four years, now she defeats her to her first title in over a year in Doha, solid revenge from Vera! Too bad caro can't repeat a double bagle Dubai/Doha, but right now the only players who can top caro are Serena, Kim>>>Vera>>>>>>>>>>>the rest on tour (I'm not sure about Venus).

hablo
Feb 26th, 2011, 05:04 PM
Well done, Zvonareva! :D

Break My Rapture
Feb 26th, 2011, 05:06 PM
Wozniacki still showing her vulnerability and (even though it's a small one due to the lack of smart players nowadays) it will stay one because of how she plays. Wasn't expecting her to lose but oh well, I was gladly proven wrong. I'm also fucking sick of commentators comparing Wozniacki to Sharapova, they are actually entire opposites apart from the fact that they're both blonde.

Great play from Zvonareva. :yeah: Very deservedly won, congrats.

Jane Lane
Feb 26th, 2011, 05:07 PM
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/ee/fullj.074b4bf90040898227dc125fd74a9870/074b4bf90040898227dc125fd74a9870-getty-tennis-wta-qat-zvonareva-wozniacki.jpg

:bowdown:

pav
Feb 26th, 2011, 05:09 PM
Well done Bepa , bad luck Woz, Tea must be a little weak, he did congratulate Bepa (sort of) but might admit the huge gulf between Caro and Bepa is a wee bit smaller than he has been preaching:), Anyway looked a good match and Bepa kept her demons under control, still posts saying Bepa didn't win it, Caro lost it, all makes good reading I suppose. Still love Caro's ability to return what should have been a winner from an off balance position right onto the line and often win the point from there.

maya-serbia
Feb 26th, 2011, 05:09 PM
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/ee/fullj.074b4bf90040898227dc125fd74a9870/074b4bf90040898227dc125fd74a9870-getty-tennis-wta-qat-zvonareva-wozniacki.jpg

:bowdown:

Ohhh Jelena this is youre trophy :fiery:

Vikapower
Feb 26th, 2011, 05:11 PM
The most enjoyable part of the match was watching Caroline throwing her racket, getting upset and falling over trying to get up to a lob.

Her racket throws are so fake :haha: Poor baby... showing some Piotr all fabricated carachter when she doesn't get what she wants... fake.

gmak
Feb 26th, 2011, 05:13 PM
Bepa :yeah: :woohoo: :D :) back to winning ways
she was sooo good today, didn't even let the horrible line call get to her :D

Caro :hug: still a great couple of weeks

goldenlox
Feb 26th, 2011, 05:13 PM
That was important for Vera. She wasnt holding a title, and its only her 2nd Premier. She beat Wozniacki, Jankovic along the way.
Thats how she got to 2 slam finals.
Caro was making things look too easy, until today. But I still think she will continue on as #1 and win majors.

Bonfire
Feb 26th, 2011, 05:13 PM
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/ee/fullj.074b4bf90040898227dc125fd74a9870/074b4bf90040898227dc125fd74a9870-getty-tennis-wta-qat-zvonareva-wozniacki.jpg

:bowdown:

:D:cool:

LindsayRulz
Feb 26th, 2011, 05:13 PM
:inlove: Congrats Bepa!

pattyclijsters
Feb 26th, 2011, 05:13 PM
it wasn't that windy... :-P

tsmile789
Feb 26th, 2011, 05:16 PM
Ohhh Jelena this is youre trophy :fiery:

To me it's daniela's title because she totally throw away the match but Vera's fine for the win!!!

Setsuna.
Feb 26th, 2011, 05:17 PM
Get serious, Caro played nowhere near well. Vera won fair and square, stop the crap.

Why so pissed?
I'm serious. Vera was too good for Caro today. Caro can't hurt Vera when she is ON.

Certinfy
Feb 26th, 2011, 05:17 PM
Fucking awesome :worship:

heart
Feb 26th, 2011, 05:17 PM
its 2am here and im still up! but boy was it all worth it! :D thank you vera! :kiss: very well deserved! eventhough woz wasnt at her best, vera should still be credited for playing & handling the wind pretty well! love some of the rallies the rallies the two produced, very entertaining! :bounce: cant believe others label it average:rolleyes:

better luck next time caro! you've improved a lot imo! worthy of a no.1, imo:yeah:

Smitten
Feb 26th, 2011, 05:19 PM
:lol: Credit to AcesHigh for the correct prediction.

Topspin2
Feb 26th, 2011, 05:19 PM
http://i52.tinypic.com/14bopsj.gif

ahahahahaha :lol:


Vera good job :worship:

goldenlox
Feb 26th, 2011, 05:22 PM
I think this is one of Vera's 5 biggest wins. Along with beating Caro to make the USO final, winning IW, that win in 2003 against Venus, and beating Kim at Wimbledon. Also had some good wins at the YEC when she made the final.

backhandsmash
Feb 26th, 2011, 05:22 PM
I'm guessing this is a new Vera. She knew what she was doing. NO PANICKING!

She beat my Woz, but I really can't come up with a stupid excuse for this loss. She was too good.

Sammo
Feb 26th, 2011, 05:23 PM
Daniela :(

:sobbing:

Topspin2
Feb 26th, 2011, 05:27 PM
http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/807/110226.png

fantic
Feb 26th, 2011, 05:28 PM
Woz is very good at responding to dropshots, but nevertheless Vera challenged her by doing that. And it worked.
Nice play by both :yeah:

CWTennis
Feb 26th, 2011, 05:33 PM
Congrats to Vera! She was playing too good today! :)
Caro! :hug: Still two great weeks! She played a great tournament even being sick! Now take some rest girl, you really deserved it! :)

Bonfire
Feb 26th, 2011, 05:37 PM
http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/807/110226.png

Woz with 24 unforced errors in two sets:eek: that was weird to watch

flareon
Feb 26th, 2011, 05:39 PM
Bepa well done did not expect this...
Woz looked a little tired. But good two weeks for her.

Juju Nostalgique
Feb 26th, 2011, 05:40 PM
THANK GOD!!! :worship:

:rocker2: :music: :rocker2: :music: :rocker2:

Bahu
Feb 26th, 2011, 05:46 PM
Thank you, Bepa :worship::worship:

DownInAHole
Feb 26th, 2011, 05:46 PM
http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/807/110226.png

Strange. It didn't seem like Caroline was serving at such a high percentage and it felt like she squandered many more break points.

Break My Rapture
Feb 26th, 2011, 05:48 PM
Strange. It didn't seem like Caroline was serving at such a high percentage and it felt like she squandered many more break points.
The stats in Doha have been suspicious and faulty all week IMO.

C. W. Fields
Feb 26th, 2011, 05:51 PM
Strange. It didn't seem like Caroline was serving at such a high percentage and it felt like she squandered many more break points.

She threw away more GPs than BPs.

LightsOut!
Feb 26th, 2011, 05:51 PM
Great win :inlove:
Finally a big title for Bepa :inlove:

madmax
Feb 26th, 2011, 05:57 PM
She turned into complete ballbasher. :sobbing:

:lol: Vera still had 12 more winners than Wozniacka...Dane is simply very one-dimensional and has no clue how to counter in-form more talented players.

fantic
Feb 26th, 2011, 06:02 PM
Woz's serve didn't hurt Vera much in the later stages.

By the way Vera great serve, she also has been 'evolving' (mentally :lol:)

Blu€
Feb 26th, 2011, 06:05 PM
:lol: Vera still had 12 more winners than Wozniacka...Dane is simply very one-dimensional and has no clue how to counter in-form more talented players.

Bartoli was pretty impressive this week and look how that turned out.
Zvonareva was better today and won, that's tennis. Sometimes you win sometimes you lose. Title and final in a week is pretty good for a "talentless" player.

helio_c
Feb 26th, 2011, 06:05 PM
Congrats Vera :)

I'm glad Daniela lost to the champion...

Break My Rapture
Feb 26th, 2011, 06:07 PM
Bartoli was pretty impressive this week and look how that turned out.
Zvonareva was better today and won, that's tennis. Sometimes you win sometimes you lose. Title and final in a week is pretty good for a "talentless" player.
But not against Wozniacki. She really put in a terrible performance there.

kman
Feb 26th, 2011, 06:10 PM
Why so pissed?
I'm serious. Vera was too good for Caro today. Caro can't hurt Vera when she is ON.

It's the other way around. Vera can't hurt Caro when she's on. Luckily for Vera Caro wasn't on today and still close scoreline.

Blu€
Feb 26th, 2011, 06:11 PM
But not against Wozniacki. She really put in a terrible performance there.

Well she certainly wasn't at her best (serve wise I'd say especially), but I do think Caro's game contributed there, she was much more steady and agressive than today.

Lapaco
Feb 26th, 2011, 06:11 PM
World number 1 having a 4-4 h2h record with Zvonareva. Tood good :lol:

Bonfire
Feb 26th, 2011, 06:14 PM
World number 1 having a 4-4 h2h record with Zvonareva. Tood good :lol:

grasping for straws...not too good;)

backhandsmash
Feb 26th, 2011, 06:20 PM
It's the other way around. Vera can't hurt Caro when she's on. Luckily for Vera Caro wasn't on today and still close scoreline.

We are on the same side regarding Woz.

But Woz wasn't on today, but that could also be attributed to Vera being on. It was a demolition job even with 6-4, 6-4. I guess we can take something from that.

But there is no getting away from the fact Vera utterly deserved this win.

Bonfire
Feb 26th, 2011, 06:27 PM
Anyone who really watched Caro's matches this week would clearly know that Woz's game was not truly "on" today but Vera did do enough to win easily and totally deserved too.

One positive as a Caro fan could be that losing this final like this should definitely remind Caro and her team that she should not rest on her laurels from her Dubai title and keep plugging away with the training so she can arrive at Indian Wells just as focused as ever.

Regardless...great week for both Vera and Caro. Looking forward to where this rivalry goes next:)

delicatecutter
Feb 26th, 2011, 06:29 PM
Congrats Vera! :woohoo: She was on a mission today!! :smoke:

Slutiana
Feb 26th, 2011, 06:38 PM
Eh, this is exactly why these calls for Wozniacki to be more aggressive are so, so wrong.

There was no way "Aggressive Woz" was going to win that unless Vera fell apart. Not only is her technique just not good enough to consistently get the ball past a player who moves as well and hits as deep as Vera, but the slowness of her ball in her regular game actually helps her movement so much and gives her more time to recover and get into the perfect position to defend. She's not actually that quick, and it meant Vera found it much easier to get the ball past her.

It's fine for her to up aggresson against the likes of Pennetta. But she just had no chance against a player of Vera's quality who is just a so much better offensive player than her. More power, much sturdier technique, better angles, and just a far superior offensive mindset and shot selection. While Pennetta and co were feeding Wozniacki with the perfect balls (barely clearing the service line) to attack, Vera was hitting with much more depth, angle and even the occasional high ball or slice which, time and time again, completely exposed Wozniacki's countless technical hitches on both sides.

Wozniacki fans keep on saying that she just wasn't "on" today. But the reason she wasn't "on" was because the player on the other side wasn't letting her. She's better off playing her usual retrieving game with a load of junk.

Nico_E
Feb 26th, 2011, 06:39 PM
Just like Federer, no Dubai/Doha double this year ;)

i guess congrats to the 'crying game'

Bonfire
Feb 26th, 2011, 06:44 PM
Eh, this is exactly why these calls for Wozniacki to be more aggressive are so, so wrong.

There was no way "Aggressive Woz" was going to win that unless Vera fell apart. Not only is her technique just not good enough to consistently get the ball past a player who moves as well and hits as deep as Vera, but the slowness of her ball in her regular game actually helps her movement so much and gives her more time to recover. She's not actually that quick, and it meant Vera found it much easier to get the ball past her.

It's fine for her to up it against, for example, Pennetta. But she just had no chance against a player of Vera's quality who is just a so much better offensive player than her. While Pennetta and co were feeding Wozniacki with the perfect balls to attack, Vera was hitting with much more depth, angle and even the occasional high ball or slice which, time and time again, completely exposed Wozniacki's technical hitches on both sides.

Wozniacki fans keep on saying that she just wasn't "on" today. But the reason she wasn't "on" was because the player on the other side wasn't letting her. She's better off playing her usual retrieving game with a load of junk.

But Caro wasn't "on" today. That's just the truth. Vera was good but she wasn't playing an unstoppable game. Woz had plenty of opportunities to step into the ball more and flatten out her shots for winners. She played tentatively. She could've easily made this match at least more interesting by hitting her shots like she has been most of this week. But she was playing like she didn't trust herself....i.e. her game wasn't "on"

Steff_forever
Feb 26th, 2011, 06:46 PM
Never gets old, does it?

You do know your biiiigest problem, hatas, for the years to come? Tennis will get saved rarer and rarer.:lol:

@your sig: me a hater of Caro ???? :haha:

I never called her pusher and never will, she is on top of the world and now belongs there.

I'm just happy Vera showed no nerves and stayed positive in all of the last 3 matches also against the world nr 1.

Vera was focused and didn't fall back into the obstinacy mode. If she just could play this way at GS-encounters in later stages...

mauresmofan
Feb 26th, 2011, 06:46 PM
Really like their match ups filled with plenty of long rallies and good counter attacking tennis. Well done Vera sometimes a better attacking game and serve does the business against Caroline but only sometimes!

Steff_forever
Feb 26th, 2011, 06:57 PM
Congrats Vera :)

I'm glad Daniela lost to the champion...

my thought
(JJ included ;) )

Slutiana
Feb 26th, 2011, 06:57 PM
But Caro wasn't "on" today. That's just the truth. Vera was good but she wasn't playing an unstoppable game. Woz had plenty of opportunities to step into the ball more and flatten out her shots for winners. She played tentatively. She could've easily made this match at least more interesting by hitting her shots like she has been most of this week. But she was playing like she didn't trust herself....i.e. her game wasn't "on"
No she wasn't playing unstoppable. But in her earlier matches, Wozniacki had it much easier. She played very well and was aggressive, but with no resistance at all. Today Vera was completely different. When Vera wasn't bossing the points, she was putting the ball in difficult and varying positions on the court. And when Wozniacki did try to be aggressive, as you said, she either ended up backing out and being tentative, playing the wrong shot, or her technique would completely let her down. But today was completely different to earlier on in the week when opponents were inviting her to be aggresive.

She's better off behind the baseline, doing what she usually does than trying to play like an aggressive counterpuncher.

GoofyDuck
Feb 26th, 2011, 07:03 PM
Eh, this is exactly why these calls for Wozniacki to be more aggressive are so, so wrong.

There was no way "Aggressive Woz" was going to win that unless Vera fell apart. Not only is her technique just not good enough to consistently get the ball past a player who moves as well and hits as deep as Vera, but the slowness of her ball in her regular game actually helps her movement so much and gives her more time to recover and get into the perfect position to defend. She's not actually that quick, and it meant Vera found it much easier to get the ball past her.

It's fine for her to up aggresson against the likes of Pennetta. But she just had no chance against a player of Vera's quality who is just a so much better offensive player than her. More power, much sturdier technique, better angles, and just a far superior offensive mindset and shot selection. While Pennetta and co were feeding Wozniacki with the perfect balls (barely clearing the service line) to attack, Vera was hitting with much more depth, angle and even the occasional high ball or slice which, time and time again, completely exposed Wozniacki's countless technical hitches on both sides.

Wozniacki fans keep on saying that she just wasn't "on" today. But the reason she wasn't "on" was because the player on the other side wasn't letting her. She's better off playing her usual retrieving game with a load of junk.

:worship: Well said.

Setsuna.
Feb 26th, 2011, 07:06 PM
Eh, this is exactly why these calls for Wozniacki to be more aggressive are so, so wrong.

There was no way "Aggressive Woz" was going to win that unless Vera fell apart. Not only is her technique just not good enough to consistently get the ball past a player who moves as well and hits as deep as Vera, but the slowness of her ball in her regular game actually helps her movement so much and gives her more time to recover and get into the perfect position to defend. She's not actually that quick, and it meant Vera found it much easier to get the ball past her.

It's fine for her to up aggresson against the likes of Pennetta. But she just had no chance against a player of Vera's quality who is just a so much better offensive player than her. More power, much sturdier technique, better angles, and just a far superior offensive mindset and shot selection. While Pennetta and co were feeding Wozniacki with the perfect balls (barely clearing the service line) to attack, Vera was hitting with much more depth, angle and even the occasional high ball or slice which, time and time again, completely exposed Wozniacki's countless technical hitches on both sides.

Wozniacki fans keep on saying that she just wasn't "on" today. But the reason she wasn't "on" was because the player on the other side wasn't letting her. She's better off playing her usual retrieving game with a load of junk.

Very well said.

Kitten63
Feb 26th, 2011, 07:06 PM
Congrats Vera :cheer: :cheer:

Polikarpov
Feb 26th, 2011, 07:06 PM
Karolina and Federror both losing on the same day.:sad:

tea
Feb 26th, 2011, 07:09 PM
Wozniacki fans keep on saying that she just wasn't "on" today. But the reason she wasn't "on" was because the player on the other side wasn't letting her. She's better off playing her usual retrieving game with a load of junk.

She's better off behind the baseline, doing what she usually does than trying to play like an aggressive counterpuncher.
You better off writing your little full of hatred blog, do what you usually good at than trying to pretend to be objective tennis observer.:lol::wavey:

Bonfire
Feb 26th, 2011, 07:10 PM
No she wasn't playing unstoppable. But in her earlier matches, Wozniacki had it much easier. She played very well and was aggressive, but with no resistance at all. Today Vera was completely different. When Vera wasn't bossing the points, she was putting the ball in difficult and varying positions on the court. And when Wozniacki did try to be aggressive, as you said, she either ended up backing out and being tentative, playing the wrong shot, or her technique would completely let her down. But today was completely different to earlier on in the week when opponents were inviting her to be aggresive.

She's better off behind the baseline, doing what she usually does than trying to play like an aggressive counterpuncher.

I do see what your saying but all I'm trying to say is Caro has been playing more aggressively recently. It seemed to work fine against Kuznetsova, Petrova and Bartoli (all pretty aggressive players) I believe that if Wozniacki had come out of the gates playing like she has been this past week and a half...she would have had more success against Vera. It did not seem like she was feeling her game today. Movement wasn't as strong, mind wasn't as clear and shots weren't as penetrating. Vera is a higher quality opponent for Caro so it was important for her to come out playing strong. She didn't in my opinion and that contributed to her loss.

But just because she didn't play as strong today doesn't send up a red flag to me that she needs to stay behind the baseline and retrieve until her opponents make errors. It would be best if she continues to practice coming in and finishing off volleys and developing her aggresive/defensive game like she's been doing recently.

Mary Cherry.
Feb 26th, 2011, 07:12 PM
I firmly believe this is karma for Caro warming up in a Steven Gerrard shirt the other day. The powers that be were just too disgusted by it.

Break My Rapture
Feb 26th, 2011, 07:15 PM
I firmly believe this is karma for Caro warming up in a Steven Gerrard shirt the other day. The powers that be were just too disgusted by it.
Why the hell did she warm up in a Steven Gerrard shirt? :unsure: So random.

Mary Cherry.
Feb 26th, 2011, 07:17 PM
Why the hell did she warm up in a Steven Gerrard shirt? :unsure: So random.

IKR? It's not like being a Liverpool fan (especially a Gerrard one) is anything to brag about these days.

moby
Feb 26th, 2011, 07:17 PM
Eh, this is exactly why these calls for Wozniacki to be more aggressive are so, so wrong.

She's better off playing her usual retrieving game with a load of junk.
I agree with the second statement but not the first.

I think Wozniacki realises that with her usual game she'll eventually win a Slam, but if she adds more elements to her game she could actually dominate. She's going to get a bit worse before she gets better at learning to harness her aggression, but it will be worth it. A Tier 2 final is a perfect learning opportunity for this purpose - a big enough event to try out new things under pressure, but not so important that you should stick to the tennis you're most comfortable with.

Bingain
Feb 26th, 2011, 07:17 PM
By the way Vera great serve, she also has been 'evolving' (mentally :lol:)

Well, I think it is impossible to be under the guidance of Sergey Demekhine and not evolve. This dude is one day going to be the greatest coach in the world.

Patrick345
Feb 26th, 2011, 07:19 PM
Well, I think it is impossible to be under the guidance of Sergey Demekhine and not evolve. This dude is one day going to be the greatest coach in the world.

I´m not sure Vera approves of him extending his training methods to other players. :tape:

goldenlox
Feb 26th, 2011, 07:19 PM
I firmly believe this is karma for Caro warming up in a Steven Gerrard shirt the other day. The powers that be were just too disgusted by it.
Then its good she wore it at a Tier 2. She just won a Tier I & 2 Super I's coming up.
This is a big win for Vera. Caro might win 40,50 titles. This is not some back door win.

Mary Cherry.
Feb 26th, 2011, 07:20 PM
Well, I think it is impossible to be under the guidance of Sergey Demekhine and not evolve. This dude is one day going to be the greatest coach in the world.

Especially now that he's had his hair cut.

LCS
Feb 26th, 2011, 07:35 PM
Just when I was warming to Wozniacki... Did she resort to brainless pushing again?

Belmont Lad
Feb 26th, 2011, 07:35 PM
Well done Bepa :yeah:

madmax
Feb 26th, 2011, 07:40 PM
Then its good she wore it at a Tier 2. She just won a Tier I & 2 Super I's coming up.
This is a big win for Vera. Caro might win 40,50 titles. This is not some back door win.

:lol: Now that is what you call some serious arse licking here

C. Drone
Feb 26th, 2011, 07:44 PM
i was really pissed that Vera missed so many chance lately to win something, finally she did hold together herself. :)

:sad: for Caroline, too bad she couldn't keep up the performance all week, maybe conditions affected her little bit. Still was pretty close, she shouldn't lose games from 40-0... this way pressure was on her in many times, not on Vera. Hope she (and her daddy) won't blame the more aggresive attacking game for the loss, she needs time for the transition, but this was a good live test for now.
Hopefully they can meet soon (w/o wind :lol: ) and Caro can revenge this tiny setback. :p

Richie's
Feb 26th, 2011, 07:49 PM
The final result shows how great Daniela (and Jelena) played.
Well done Caroline too.

rucolo
Feb 26th, 2011, 07:50 PM
Amazing, congrats Vera!:bounce::bounce:

Caroline :hug:

WTA title #11 for Vera.:yeah:

mariavikafan
Feb 26th, 2011, 07:56 PM
:bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

Dodoboy.
Feb 26th, 2011, 08:34 PM
Wind played a HUGE part in this! Vera seems to be so calm in the wind, she's played some really solid matches in the wind. Caro on the other hand had NO CLUE, bad timing, really bad timing. Serve was shocking, just really disappointing. But she goes into IW and Miami with a great record behind her, to be honest I didn't want her going in there on a winning streak; more likely to lose. She's got the crap out of her system, now to get serious. On the other hand IW is really windy too we'll see.

What did please me was that even when Caro was losing, she still stayed aggressive, so many more errors but good to see she's committed to playing with this new style.

Dodoboy.
Feb 26th, 2011, 08:37 PM
Caro with 24 UEs, will we see that again this year?

Break My Rapture
Feb 26th, 2011, 08:46 PM
Wind played a HUGE part in this! Vera seems to be so calm in the wind, she's played some really solid matches in the wind. Caro on the other hand had NO CLUE, bad timing, really bad timing. Serve was shocking, just really disappointing. But she goes into IW and Miami with a great record behind her, to be honest I didn't want her going in there on a winning streak; more likely to lose. She's got the crap out of her system, now to get serious. On the other hand IW is really windy too we'll see.

What did please me was that even when Caro was losing, she still stayed aggressive, so many more errors but good to see she's committed to playing with this new style.
Honestly, I did not notice any wind at all. :tape:

tennis-insomniac
Feb 26th, 2011, 08:50 PM
Congratz Vera :aparty:

Talula
Feb 26th, 2011, 08:51 PM
I laugh when people tallk about issues such as wind, damp, rain delays etc. If its windy or if it rains it's windy or rainy for BOTH players. eurosport made the wind excuses for Caroline - as if it was balmy calm all the timebon Vera's side of the court!

Maria Croft
Feb 26th, 2011, 08:54 PM
Didn't expect this result.

AnaRGChampion
Feb 26th, 2011, 09:10 PM
Vera :cool::tennis::hearts:
Thanks!

Dodoboy.
Feb 26th, 2011, 09:15 PM
Honestly, I did not notice any wind at all. :tape:

You're either blind, or in denial.

All credit to Vera, the point is that she DEALT with the wind better, she deserved to win better. Noone's saying her court was not windy, that's not the point.

CrossCourt~Rally
Feb 26th, 2011, 09:16 PM
Congrats Vera Z :yeah:

Caro :hug:

Alejandrawrrr
Feb 26th, 2011, 09:21 PM
This is rich... the one time in her entire career that I wanted Caroline to win a match, she loses it. lawl.

Dodoboy.
Feb 26th, 2011, 09:29 PM
It wasn't THAT much wind though mind you, just enough to upset Caro's timing, she was even more vulnerable seeing as she's trying to change the way she plays.

Mr.Sharapova
Feb 26th, 2011, 09:39 PM
Wind played a HUGE part in this! Vera seems to be so calm in the wind, she's played some really solid matches in the wind. Caro on the other hand had NO CLUE, bad timing, really bad timing. Serve was shocking, just really disappointing. But she goes into IW and Miami with a great record behind her, to be honest I didn't want her going in there on a winning streak; more likely to lose. She's got the crap out of her system, now to get serious. On the other hand IW is really windy too we'll see.

What did please me was that even when Caro was losing, she still stayed aggressive, so many more errors but good to see she's committed to playing with this new style.

Are you indicating that Caroline doesn't play well on Windy conditions ?

Well just to remind you Indian Wells is one of the most windiest tournaments played on WTA and Caro made the final there last year so :rolleyes: yeah I think she sucks on Windy conditions :angel:.

goldenlox
Feb 26th, 2011, 09:41 PM
The wind is no excuse. You cant start by being broken twice.
This match was close. Caro had a break point and Vera hit the edge of the line, or it was 4-4 in the 1st. But Caro made too many errors. She's trying to force the issue more, and she has to be better than today.

matty
Feb 26th, 2011, 09:46 PM
You better off writing your little full of hatred blog, do what you usually good at than trying to pretend to be objective tennis observer.:lol::wavey:

I hope you're not trying to pretend you're objective--not with that GIANT avatar of Woz you got there!

Mahonia
Feb 26th, 2011, 09:49 PM
Honestly, I did not notice any wind at all. :tape:

Me neither. Maybe a little yes, no IW at all.

Well Done Vera :worship:

Elwin.
Feb 26th, 2011, 09:49 PM
Bepa :bowdown:

streag
Feb 26th, 2011, 09:56 PM
Well done Bepa!
Wind certainly was equal for both players although Bepa has at least extra 8 years of experience over Ms Peggy Ice.

ivanban
Feb 26th, 2011, 09:57 PM
Zvonka :bowdown:

P.S. JJ 2 weeks in a row losing in semis to eventual champion :tears:

cn ireland
Feb 26th, 2011, 10:06 PM
Well done Vera.

Hard luck Caro, but it was still another good wk:hug:

Corswandt
Feb 26th, 2011, 10:29 PM
Zvonareva played 3 great matches in a row - nothing less than a towering achievement by today's standards (and add to that the Danka d. Shriekarenka match, which was also fairly good, and it's undeniable that this was a quite good week of tennis).

Of course the (slightly) windy conditions helped, but Zvonareva played a near flawless match in terms of tactics, shot selection and match play. She knew when to rally patiently and when to be aggressive and go for her shots. And she was much steadier under pressure than Wozniacka (which was reminiscent of their USO match), and dealt with all the junk and framed moonballs that are a side effect of Wozniacka's game with a good rate of success. Zvonareva got lucky on that long deuce game early in the 2nd set in which she blew a ton of BPs by playing passively only to break in the end just the same (or maybe she was just toying with Wozniacka there, intentionally making the game drag before taking it just to break her opponent's spirit, like prime Jankovic used to do?), but other than that she played clutch and managed to set up and win quick points (rather than letting herself get dragged into endless rallies on every decisice point) when required. She didn't serve as well as she had done against Jankovic, but well enough to do the business (and expose Wozniacka's poor return game).

Eh, this is exactly why these calls for Wozniacki to be more aggressive are so, so wrong.

There was no way "Aggressive Woz" was going to win that unless Vera fell apart. Not only is her technique just not good enough to consistently get the ball past a player who moves as well and hits as deep as Vera, but the slowness of her ball in her regular game actually helps her movement so much and gives her more time to recover and get into the perfect position to defend. She's not actually that quick, and it meant Vera found it much easier to get the ball past her.

It's fine for her to up aggresson against the likes of Pennetta. But she just had no chance against a player of Vera's quality who is just a so much better offensive player than her. More power, much sturdier technique, better angles, and just a far superior offensive mindset and shot selection. While Pennetta and co were feeding Wozniacki with the perfect balls (barely clearing the service line) to attack, Vera was hitting with much more depth, angle and even the occasional high ball or slice which, time and time again, completely exposed Wozniacki's countless technical hitches on both sides.

Wozniacki fans keep on saying that she just wasn't "on" today. But the reason she wasn't "on" was because the player on the other side wasn't letting her. She's better off playing her usual retrieving game with a load of junk.

Judging by what I saw of her QF, SF and final matches this week, Wozniacka was hitting a bigger, heavier ball than ever before, and being genuinely aggressive in patches. Yet she wasn't leaking that many random errors (granted, that is due in no small part to her shot placement remaining extremely conservative). So I'd say that the predictions, made by myself and many other h8t0rz in here, that if Wozniacka attempted to play a more aggressive game she'd bury herself in errors due to her crassly rudimentary technique, are turning out wrong.

She did get pwned nearly every time she went to the net today, which was good to see.

I don't think Wozniacka played all that differently from the way she had done in the QF and the SF - yet her winner count was way lower. This was due on the one hand to the consistent depth and accuracy of Zvonareva's shots, even those hit while on the defensive, which didn't give Wozniacka as many easy putaways as Pennetta and Bartoli did, and on the other to Zvonareva's movement, footwork and defensive skills, with allowed her to keep herself in the sort of midpaced rallies that are Wozniacka's trade for as long as required until getting the right ball to counterattack. Bottom line hitting through slow players such as Pennetta and Bartoli (one of the worst, most awkward movers in her ranking range) is one thing, hitting through Zvonareva quite another.

young_gunner913
Feb 26th, 2011, 10:30 PM
WOW Vera. :eek: Shut me up. :lol:

claypova
Feb 26th, 2011, 10:49 PM
yes Vera :worship:

finally, a title to her name :tape::hearts:

Mynarco
Feb 26th, 2011, 11:09 PM
WOW Bepa :eek:

QuietPlease
Feb 26th, 2011, 11:13 PM
Expected Caro to win this one... :p

Congrats to Vera!

Didn't see the match though. GL to Caro at IW. :hearts:

Matt01
Feb 26th, 2011, 11:14 PM
I hope you're not trying to pretend you're objective--not with that GIANT avatar of Woz you got there!


So if the avatar was smaller, would you consider him more objective? ;)

Raiden
Feb 26th, 2011, 11:16 PM
Of course the (slightly) windy conditions helped, but Zvonareva played a near flawless match in terms of tactics, shot selection and match play. She knew when to rally patiently and when to be aggressive and go for her shots. And she was much steadier under pressure than Wozniacka (which was reminiscent of their USO match)That USO match was windy if you remember. Same thing today in Doha also (it was windy enough that Vera put on that long-sleeve top on top of her skin baring skirt). That's why I'm not (yet) convinced that Vera can beat Caro at will just by maintaining her composure and playing her more versatile game to the best of her ability. The be convinced of that I need to see Vera do this to Caro in calm conditions. I'm sure that opportunity will arise in the near future since both are currently the top of the bill fulltime players out there
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goldenlox
Feb 26th, 2011, 11:17 PM
If Caro would have broken Vera for 4-4 or 5-5, then won in 3, everyone would have blamed Vera.
So she deserves credit for serving out a final against a player who wins a lot of titles.

Beny
Feb 26th, 2011, 11:19 PM
The wind is no excuse. You cant start by being broken twice.
This match was close. Caro had a break point and Vera hit the edge of the line, or it was 4-4 in the 1st. But Caro made too many errors. She's trying to force the issue more, and she has to be better than today.

Come on, this is tennis. I could tell you 6545683423258505865769464342364 examples like this of past matches. It´s almost always like that, no need to mention it.

Vera played as well as at USO, tactically and mentally. She hit the ball actually better at that USO SF.

Vera, Sam and Kim will should always be difficult opponents for Caro. Their games are efficient against her.

homogenius
Feb 26th, 2011, 11:37 PM
It wasn't particularly windy.Weak excuse.

Huntress55
Feb 27th, 2011, 12:10 AM
Caro :(

Brena
Feb 27th, 2011, 12:17 AM
Oh yes! Vera :inlove::worship:

Renalicious
Feb 27th, 2011, 12:21 AM
:eek:!! :worship: Vera!!

So Disrespectful
Feb 27th, 2011, 12:34 AM
Well done Vera :yeah:.

A little OT, but I hope Hantuchova realises she's very competitive with Zvonareva and takes some confidence in the fact.

Julian.
Feb 27th, 2011, 12:38 AM
Well done Vera :bigclap:

Seems like Doha is a good venue for Vera. She often has good results here :yeah:

Mashabator
Feb 27th, 2011, 01:02 AM
vera :speakles:

matty
Feb 27th, 2011, 01:03 AM
So if the avatar was smaller, would you consider him more objective? ;)
perhaps...;)

Anabelcroft
Feb 27th, 2011, 01:39 AM
:worship:

Ms. Pattaya upgrades to Ms. Doha :cheer:


:tape: :devil:

AnomyBC
Feb 27th, 2011, 01:52 AM
Definitely a disappointing result for Caro after absolutely dominating in her Quarterfinal and Semifinal matches, but I'm happy to see Vera win a title again after going more than year without one. And Caro just won Dubai anyway, so she'll probably continue to take a lot of confidence from that. Hopefully both of them can kick some major ass at Indian Wells, Miami and the French Open :)

delicatecutter
Feb 27th, 2011, 01:56 AM
Hopefully Vera is in Caro's half of the IW draw instead of St. Kim's. :cheer:

Mary Cherry.
Feb 27th, 2011, 02:02 AM
Hopefully Vera is in Caro's half of the IW draw instead of St. Kim's. :cheer:

Don't they usually take it in turns to beat each other? Caro will probably win the next one, given Bepa's headcase-ness.

Bronx19
Feb 27th, 2011, 03:56 AM
World number one pretender.

marrón
Feb 27th, 2011, 04:51 AM
i can't explain this, maybe wozniacki was tired of 2 full weeks of tennis, but she just destroyed pennetta and bartoli while zvonareva fight hard vs hantuchova and jankovic! zvonareva wasn't playing particularly good either, i think she would have lost to pennetta who was just streamrolled by wozniacki who lost to vera, tennis is strange

honey,you are strange too. :wavey:

is1531
Feb 27th, 2011, 04:58 AM
Zvonareva def. Wozniacki & Indian linesman 6-4 6-4. :worship:

That was an awful call in set 2 game 9. To make matters worse Push won game 9. However,in the end truth and justice was served. For a moment it made me think back to Sweden last year when the refs took the game right out of Georges hands with the crown in the hands of Push. I am happy Vera was resilient,while Georges can't beat anybody these day.

doooma6816
Feb 27th, 2011, 07:14 AM
Wow. I didn't watch the match, unfortunately but congrats Vera! ;)
Caro? After this week I thought she could beat Vera...that's a little shock.

Vera, happy you won and GL in your next tournament! :d

Hian
Feb 27th, 2011, 09:16 AM
Didn't watch the match, but they told me Vera played greatly, so congrats ;)

Spiritof42
Feb 27th, 2011, 09:35 AM
Didn't see it either, but it sounds like Vera played well, so congrats to her. She badly needed a title, and after losing 5 finals in a row she must have been very motivated.

Another good tournament for Caroline overall. Can't be too disappointed. Looking forward to Indian Wells.

Daniel
Feb 27th, 2011, 09:40 AM
Well done Vera :kiss: :worship:

GrandMartha
Feb 27th, 2011, 10:44 AM
:drool:

Sombrerero loco
Feb 27th, 2011, 10:54 AM
caro =( nice week anyway

KClijsters
Feb 27th, 2011, 11:00 AM
Congrats Vera! :)

You had a good tournament Caro! :hug:

Monica_Rules
Feb 27th, 2011, 12:28 PM
The Change in Vera this past 12 months is just phenominal.

Caro and Vera are making a rivalry between each other. Good to see. The current top 4 i'd say is Kim, Caro, vera and then Petra

roelc
Feb 27th, 2011, 12:28 PM
Daniela :(

:sad:

goldenlox
Feb 27th, 2011, 12:42 PM
I dont think you can assume Vera was at her peak against Dani because Vera had a bad loss to Alisa between those 2 matches.
I think Vera stepped up this final. Maybe less pressure because she was a huge underdog, maybe because she knew how important winning a final was.
Vera was at her best this whole match. Watch the 1st point, watch the last point. She was on all match

Jorn
Feb 27th, 2011, 12:53 PM
Caro was only on from 1-0 - 2-0 in 2. set... so lost serve and match :(


But I'm not much sad about it, as she won Dubai and reaching the Doha Finale been sick...

Tuckii
Feb 27th, 2011, 12:53 PM
Bepa :angel:

Slutiana
Feb 27th, 2011, 01:05 PM
I dont think you can assume Vera was at her peak against Dani because Vera had a bad loss to Alisa between those 2 matches.
I think Vera stepped up this final. Maybe less pressure because she was a huge underdog, maybe because she knew how important winning a final was.
Vera was at her best this whole match. Watch the 1st point, watch the last point. She was on all match
Honestly, it actually looked like Vera's form was slowly fading. She was so passive in Pattaya and Dubai and it carried over into Doha. Against Hantuchova, easily one of the slowest players on tour, she was just hitting the ball straight down the middle without doing anything. But she toughed out the win and I think that helped her confidence a lot. She was much more aggressive vs JJ and though she sprayed a lot of errors at times, another tight win further helped her confidence. All that confidence culminated in a great played final yesterday.

Finally a well-played final from her. You have to hope that this will give her confidence to play most of them like that from now on.

Slutiana
Feb 27th, 2011, 01:19 PM
I agree with the second statement but not the first.

I think Wozniacki realises that with her usual game she'll eventually win a Slam, but if she adds more elements to her game she could actually dominate. She's going to get a bit worse before she gets better at learning to harness her aggression, but it will be worth it. A Tier 2 final is a perfect learning opportunity for this purpose - a big enough event to try out new things under pressure, but not so important that you should stick to the tennis you're most comfortable with.
Well yeah, I think I phrased that wrong. Developing an offensive game is good, but when she plays a player of Vera's level playing even decent tennis, the only thing her quicker shots are doing is giving players more speed to work with (compared to the usual no-pace junk) and making it easier to get the ball past her. IMO.

Fililander
Feb 27th, 2011, 01:51 PM
Finally another title for Vera. Very happy about that. But for me she is still the runner-up Queen. Go Vera.

Sund7101
Feb 27th, 2011, 02:17 PM
Yeah Vera! Good form in the final too compared to earlier in the week.