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hellas719
Apr 16th, 2011, 06:13 AM
No one else creates a thread :rolleyes:
Fed Cup vs. Zahlavova Strycova :bounce:

WhoAmI?
Apr 16th, 2011, 03:32 PM
Yanina def. Zahlavova Strycova 64 64:D The last game was the peak of the match as the commentator kept saying, though the stream froze for me every time each of them won the point:help:

Sunday vs Kvitova. come on!

hellas719
Apr 17th, 2011, 05:02 AM
I only saw the last game, but it was great tennis :cheer:
Yanina looked so excited :hearts:
Good Luck tomorrow my Fed Cup warrior! :cheer:

WhoAmI?
Apr 17th, 2011, 02:00 PM
vs Kvitova 75 46 26:sobbing:

Nice match overall. In the 2nd set Yanina had 5 BPs, couldn't convert any. Kvitova had just 1, used it and it made the difference. In 3rd there was not much left in the tank it seemed:[
Really a shame, I find Kvitova quite annoying at times:(


Meanwhile in Stuttgart:
Wozniacki vs BYE
Wickmayer vs qualifier
Petkovic vs qualifier
Kvitova vs Jankovic

Sasja
Apr 17th, 2011, 08:51 PM
In other threads it was posted that Schiavone and Nina WD from Stuttgart. They are still in the draw though according to the official tournament website and WTA site :scared: :confused:

Betten
Apr 18th, 2011, 09:06 AM
In other threads it was posted that Schiavone and Nina WD from Stuttgart. They are still in the draw though according to the official tournament website and WTA site :scared: :confused:

I'm pretty sure Wickmayer won't play. She looked pretty tired during the FC doubles, and she got a very bad draw in Stuttgart (2R against Wozniacki, possibly followed by Kvitova/Jankovic). It's probably a good decision to take a week off and rest that knee.

Dorien.
Apr 18th, 2011, 09:42 AM
She isn't playing Stuttgart.

#kArLoS#
Apr 19th, 2011, 12:23 PM
Missed the week-end Fed Cup action because I was sick,but so gutted Yanina and Belgium lost :( :hug:

Also sad she had to withdraw for Stuttgart,who doesn´t love this tournament?But get well soon,I wanna see you healthy in Madrid :)

hellas719
Apr 21st, 2011, 10:30 PM
Nina :hug:
Smart move though :)

tennis-insomniac
Apr 25th, 2011, 11:28 PM
Will she play Madrid ? Go Nina :rocker:

WhoAmI?
Apr 29th, 2011, 04:52 PM
Madrid Draw, Yanina's quarter

Sharapova vs Rus
Makarova vs Wickmayer
Szavay vs Pironkova
Cibulkova vs Kuznetsova

Not a bad draw, considering everything:D

I hope the match against Sharapova will take place.

Good luck!

Coconut91
Apr 29th, 2011, 07:28 PM
Well, I think her draw could be better, but I'm looking forward that possible Wicky-Masha R2, should be interesting :)

#kArLoS#
Apr 29th, 2011, 07:41 PM
GL Nina!

I´ll attend both Sunday,when she´s likely to play her 1st round,and Monday,so hopefully I´ll bring her some luck :angel:.Also photos,reports and maybe videos :)

I´m really excited and looking forward to it :)

Dorien.
Apr 30th, 2011, 12:29 PM
Good luck Yanina :rocker:
Enjoy your time Karlos :)

hellas719
May 1st, 2011, 04:06 AM
GL Nina! :bounce:
She will play tomorrow vs. Makarova ;)

I am dying to see her live :sobbing:. I saw her practice at the US Open but she was so far away so I could see her hitting the ball from far away and I could see from her racket that it was her but I couldn't really tell so I went closer but the court is surrounded by trees so I couldn't see her but I could hear her grunts and then I knew for sure that it was her and then I went back to where I was before and I watched a little more but then I left because I couldn't really tell what was going on :(. But hopefully this year I'll get to go to one of her matches :D

Dorien.
May 1st, 2011, 04:49 PM
She lost 64 64 :sad: Maybe Karlos can tell some more about the match...

WhoAmI?
May 1st, 2011, 05:43 PM
And I thought it was a good draw:sobbing:

Unbelievable is that Makarova didn't face any breakpoints:speakles:

Coconut91
May 1st, 2011, 05:52 PM
Why? Why doesn't she ever get a win in Madrid? Why? :sobbing: I was dying to see Wicky-Sharapova, but no, freakin' Makarova had to win

#kArLoS#
May 3rd, 2011, 04:24 PM
I´m back!Got to say I enjoyed my time despite Yanina´s loss.

On Sunday I saw her entering in the practice court I was.I asked her a photo,but she said "later".She was hitting with Safarova.I went to other courts in order to see who were there and when I came,Yanina had already left so I couldnt get that photo :sad:

Then I went to her match.I thought she would win and I would get a chance to get that photo,but things didnt go the way I liked,which was a pity :(
What can I say?Makarova was in GOAT mode when serving,she would get a quick 40-0 lead hitting always an ace or two in the process.She was also hitting big winners off the ground.Yanina didnt have a answer for those serves.Also,Makarova would always finish her service games hitting an ace.It was really annoying.Yanina was also making lot´s of UEs,and she even seemed to give up when down *35 *0/30,but she fought through that game saving 2MPs and was also down *5-4 *40-15(2MPs) but hit a big return winner off a 1st serve.Even Makarova was impressed,I think :lol:.The Russian needed 5MPs,but won on ace,as always :o

Yanina didnt really seemed pissed,she didnt slap Makarova´s hand :lol:

I got point by point notes,if anyone is interested I´ll upload it.Will have to find out the player´s ratio :)

And also got some photos but I´m a messy photographer,so they´re not great :o.Will upload them later im the pictures thread.

And that´s all,I think.Hope my report will clarify things about the match.Also questions and everything you want to know will be asked,if possible :)

WhoAmI?
May 3rd, 2011, 04:56 PM
Good you enjoyed it despite the loss:D Makarova's serving was impressive even following the scoreboard:lol:

Was she taped from anywhere? (I ask just in case)

What other matches did you watch?

#kArLoS#
May 3rd, 2011, 05:18 PM
Good you enjoyed it despite the loss:D Makarova's serving was impressive even following the scoreboard:lol:

Was she taped from anywhere? (I ask just in case)

What other matches did you watch?

No,her leg seemed to be fine since she didnt port any tapes on it :D

Well,I didnt watch too many matches,only Daniela,Yanina,a bit(3-4 games) of Mirza-Vesnina and the doubles of Kuznetsova/Zvonareva :p.I spent most of the time in the practice courts because I love to watch the players training and then asking for photos :lol:

T_P
May 4th, 2011, 12:24 AM
I´m back!Got to say I enjoyed my time despite Yanina´s loss.

On Sunday I saw her entering in the practice court I was.I asked her a photo,but she said "later".She was hitting with Safarova.I went to other courts in order to see who were there and when I came,Yanina had already left so I couldnt get that photo :sad:

Then I went to her match.I thought she would win and I would get a chance to get that photo,but things didnt go the way I liked,which was a pity :(
What can I say?Makarova was in GOAT mode when serving,she would get a quick 40-0 lead hitting always an ace or two in the process.She was also hitting big winners off the ground.Yanina didnt have a answer for those serves.Also,Makarova would always finish her service games hitting an ace.It was really annoying.Yanina was also making lot´s of UEs,and she even seemed to give up when down *35 *0/30,but she fought through that game saving 2MPs and was also down *5-4 *40-15(2MPs) but hit a big return winner off a 1st serve.Even Makarova was impressed,I think :lol:.The Russian needed 5MPs,but won on ace,as always :o

Yanina didnt really seemed pissed,she didnt slap Makarova´s hand :lol:

I got point by point notes,if anyone is interested I´ll upload it.Will have to find out the player´s ratio :)

And also got some photos but I´m a messy photographer,so they´re not great :o.Will upload them later im the pictures thread.

And that´s all,I think.Hope my report will clarify things about the match.Also questions and everything you want to know will be asked,if possible :)

Thanks for the report :yeah: I'm really glad Yanina has stopped giving those awful handshakes :lol:

hellas719
May 5th, 2011, 03:56 AM
Yanina :hug:

Thanks for the report :D

#kArLoS#
May 5th, 2011, 02:38 PM
you guys are welcomed :D

Dorien.
May 5th, 2011, 06:16 PM
Thanks for the report :)

WhoAmI?
May 7th, 2011, 12:41 PM
Rome draw

(1) Wozniacki vs BYE
Q vs Shvedova
Wickmayer vs Cibulkova
Petrova vs (13) Ivanovic


Just no words:sobbing:

#kArLoS#
May 7th, 2011, 02:02 PM
Terrible draw :fiery:

But she beat Domi last time they played(H2H 2-2),maybe she can do that again...

Dorien.
May 7th, 2011, 05:26 PM
Tough draw indeed. It doesn't seem like Yanina is in a great form :scared:

hellas719
May 8th, 2011, 07:10 AM
^I thinks it's more the injury than mental :(

GL Yanina! :bounce:

Domi is a huge favorite here, but Nina always seems to do well with tough draws. Like in AO 2010 with Pennetta in R2, or Indian Wells 2011 with Oudin, Kanepi, Cibulkova, and Peer :)

GL Yanina! :D

WhoAmI?
May 8th, 2011, 03:58 PM
Rome draw

(1) Wozniacki vs BYE
Q vs Shvedova
Wickmayer vs Cibulkova Q/LL
Petrova vs (13) Ivanovic


Just no words:sobbing:

Cibulkova has withdrawn. Makes it a bit easier for Yanina. The qualifiers are no pushovers, but still a bit easier methinks.

Good luck!:)

Tweety Snape
May 8th, 2011, 04:01 PM
That's a bit easier for her I think. Good luck! :cheer:

#kArLoS#
May 8th, 2011, 04:14 PM
Yanina got lucky there,hope she can have an easier round and takes advantage of it :cheer:

CROUCHING TIGER
May 9th, 2011, 11:39 AM
1. Iveta Benesova vs. Gisela Dulko (from 11.00hrs) (Eurosport 2 may start here.)
2. Anabel Medina Garrigues vs. Patty Schnyder
3. Polona Hercog vs. Alexandra Dulgheru
4. Marion Bartoli vs. Arantxa Parra Santonja
...5. Yanina Wickmayer vs. Angelique Kerber

#kArLoS#
May 9th, 2011, 06:09 PM
harder than it should have been but she beat Kerber 46 63 63 :yeah:

Yanina was in GOAT mode on serve after getting broken to lose the 1st set,didnt face a Bp since then :eek: :cheer:

However she had quite a lot of problems to return Kerber´s 2nd serve :confused: :lol:.Whatever,a win is a win,and I am looking forward to her r2,she will face either Petrova or Ivanovic.In both cases,it will be their first meeting :)

Dorien.
May 9th, 2011, 06:19 PM
Was hoping for an easier win, but it seems like she isn't in a great form :unsure:

Sasja
May 9th, 2011, 06:33 PM
Happy she won, but that wasn't easy :unsure:

5/15 BP won...

Tweety Snape
May 9th, 2011, 09:27 PM
Glad she got the win, hope she can step it up against Ana tomorrow. Good luck Yanina! :cheer:

WhoAmI?
May 11th, 2011, 05:01 PM
Yanina def. Ana Ivanovic 26 76(4) 63

So-so happy with this win! Especially after the horrendous 1st set, where she spray errors all over.

Next: Wozniacki or Rodionova.

Sasja
May 11th, 2011, 05:07 PM
That's a nice win. Not the best match, but she kept fighting. Glad she pulled through :)

#kArLoS#
May 11th, 2011, 05:18 PM
FUCK YES :cheer:

Ivanovic is so annoying ugh,so glad Yanina beat her :cheer:.She didnt play that well(19W/40UEs) but who cares? :)

Hope she beats Wozniacki,it´s about time.If she chokes again,I´ll kill her :tears:

BTW yet again her BPs won were a huge mess: 3/13 :help:.She needs to improve that,quickly

Dorien.
May 11th, 2011, 06:42 PM
Woow :eek: Wasn't excepting that one :)

WhoAmI?
May 11th, 2011, 07:02 PM
Well, she missed 7 BPs (6 of them in one game) in the 1st set, other than that going 3/6, isn't too bad. And more importantly, didn't face any BPs on her own serve in the last set:)

Tweety Snape
May 11th, 2011, 08:45 PM
:woohoo: So happy for this result! Stats were crap though. :no:
Anyways good luck against Wozniacki next round, revenge style. :devil:

kimslam
May 12th, 2011, 08:08 PM
Yanina is usually a very tough cookie but today i think she should have felt and noticed that Caroline was doubting herself at 4-5 down and at 5-6 down and she should have played with a little bit more caution. She played some bad shots at those moments wich have cost her a possible 3rd set.
Who knows what could have happened in the third.
By the way, I find that commentator on livescorehunter David Mercer a bit annoying and lets openly shine through who his favourites are. I felt like he didn't talk with a lot of respect for Nina.
Usually he idolizes all the English speaking players and of course his sweetheart Caroline. I think Annabel Croft is a much more fair commentator.

#kArLoS#
May 12th, 2011, 08:15 PM
Yanina tried and tried but even the netcords were against her :o.Still proud of her and the tournament she´s made,and also agree she could have done more on *45 *15-30 and *56 *15-30 on Wozniacki´s serve in the 2nd set,but...:shrug:

She saved 3MPs fearlessly with 3 winners before falling to a good serve that gave Wozniacki the match.She needs rest,and hope she does well at home :hearts:

WhoAmI?
May 12th, 2011, 10:12 PM
1st set was just :help:

But in 2nd set Wozniacki got to see that not everyone give up when down a set and a break against her:D

At times Yanina played brainless:o all court open, and still hits the ball straight to where Wozniacki stands. Sometimes she could escape with it, but other times dragged her back and eventually lost the point. Try to be more unpredictable:(

Actually I'm happy with the performance, after 1st set it looked likely it'll be a washout. And I also didn't think Yanina was in good form before Rome. Getting better and better for RG:) Also, she was positive out there, smiling, good to see. And friendly handshake (now no one talks about the handshakes after her match, wonder why:lol:)

WhoAmI?
May 15th, 2011, 01:59 PM
Brussels draw:

Wozniacki vs bye
Mestach vs Lepchenko
Schnyder vs Q
Wickmayer vs Q

:spit: Wozniacki again! 4 times out of the last 5 tournaments: Charleston, Stuttgart (well, she withdrew from Stuttgart, but the draw had them together nevertheless), Madrid, Rome and Brussels

Tweety Snape
May 15th, 2011, 06:33 PM
Hopefully Caroline will be tired. Yanina might be able to take advantage of that. :shrug:

WhoAmI?
May 20th, 2011, 12:21 PM
Roland Garros:

(21) Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) v Monica Niculescu (ROU)
(WC) Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) v Ayumi Morita (JPN)
Sania Mirza (IND) v Kristina Barrois (GER)
Patricia Mayr-Achleitner (AUT) v (12) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)


I'm not expecting anything after she had to withdraw against Wozniacki in Brussels.

I just hope she's okay.

Good luck! :)

Dorien.
May 20th, 2011, 03:08 PM
Well I will be happy already if she will be on court :o Not sure about that...

Wimanna
May 22nd, 2011, 09:31 AM
Yes! She's ready to play! :)

http://www.yaninawickmayer.com/nieuws/2011/05/groen-licht-voor-yanina-op-roland-garros/

hellas719
May 23rd, 2011, 03:41 AM
GL Yanina! :cheer:
Doubles with Flipper again :). Last time they lost 5-7 5-7 to Klemenschits/Schnyder, hopefully they'll do better here! :cheer:

And no one talked about her QF in Brussels, including the win over Kanepi? :awww:

Tweety Snape
May 24th, 2011, 12:09 AM
Yanina's playing 2nd on Court 17. :o Really, Court 17?
Best of luck to her tomorrow, court isn't televised. :awww:

Court 17 11:00 AM Start Time
1. Men's Singles - 1st Round
Igor Kunitsyn (RUS) v. Florian Mayer (GER)[20]
2. Women's Singles - 1st Round
Yanina Wickmayer (BEL)[21] v. Monica Niculescu (ROU)
3. Men's Singles - 1st Round
Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) v. Xavier Malisse (BEL)
4. Women's Doubles - 1st Round
Liezel Huber (USA)[4] v. Alona Bondarenko (UKR)
Lisa Raymond (USA)[4] Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR)

hellas719
May 24th, 2011, 03:37 AM
GL Nina! :bounce:

Dorien.
May 24th, 2011, 04:23 PM
And she won 60 63 :cheer: Very solid start )

Tweety Snape
May 24th, 2011, 08:33 PM
Awesome. :yeah: Hope her body's holding up.

WhoAmI?
May 26th, 2011, 02:52 PM
on to the R3, beating Morita 64 75 :D

Stats are really impressive (W/UE):
Wicky 41/18 :bowdown:
Morita 27/13

Next round against Aga Radwanska. Good luck!!!

JOCHEBEL
May 26th, 2011, 05:10 PM
Morita wasnt an easy match but 41 winners :eek:

Next against Aga is THE MATCH. Previous matches against polish always had been hard to Nina. Lets see.

GOOD LUCK to Our last Belgian (with Darcis :p)

WhoAmI?
May 28th, 2011, 04:25 PM
Lost to Radwanska 46 46:[

I'm disappointed, Radwanska was just better today. Very solid. Yanina didn't even face any BPs in the 1st set.

But she'll be back in top 20 after RG :)

Tweety Snape
May 28th, 2011, 08:02 PM
:sobbing: It's okay, clay was never Yanina's best surface anyways, and considering how she was injured last week, she did very well this week. :yeah:

Raiden
May 28th, 2011, 09:51 PM
But she'll be back in top 20 after RG :)So what? It only means she's gonna be the only top 20 player without team of dedicated fulltime professionals around her.

Yanina should go back to Carlos' (Henin's coach) again and restart all the lessons again from scratch cuz her wannabe-daddy is not gonna teach her anything other than "always hit hard like Sharapova" (and he literally says "hit harder" when giving advise (I heard him say that to Yanina when she was playing Ana Ivanovic recently in Rome: "hit harder to Ana's forehand" :lol:

All tennis dads are the same. They are all elementary one-trick-pony types who believe that if one way of doing things worked in the past, then it should work forever, regardless of ranking change and whatever else.

hellas719
Jun 3rd, 2011, 05:39 AM
^Ivanovic and Wozniacki also don't have real coaching teams :p