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Jane Lane
Apr 30th, 2011, 10:30 PM
Only Hot Shot who knows how to win :bowdown: Like a boss.
5 aces :eek:

Craig.
Apr 30th, 2011, 10:30 PM
:spit:

Bismarck.
Apr 30th, 2011, 10:30 PM
:lol: I'm finding it hard just to keep supporting her anymore. She needs to haul her ass into a new training regimen because this year (when she is sans-serve and therefore essentially with about half as much baseline presence as she could have) is morphing into something than the last, and I'm seeing nothing being done to stop the rot.

I'd be interested to hear from anyone who went to the match who can explain in further depth how she played.

Congrats Domi! Hopefully she can go deep in tourney.

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 30th, 2011, 10:30 PM
Sveta :facepalm:
good draw for Domi now

SVK
Apr 30th, 2011, 10:30 PM
Ugh.

Roookie
Apr 30th, 2011, 10:31 PM
Sveta :help:

-NAJ-
Apr 30th, 2011, 10:31 PM
Close match
Good win for Cibulkova

Sharapovian
Apr 30th, 2011, 10:32 PM
Sveta :(

Tweety Snape
Apr 30th, 2011, 10:33 PM
Oh Sveta. :facepalm:
Draw is good for Domi now. :D

Wert.
Apr 30th, 2011, 10:35 PM
Congrats Domi :yeah:

goldenlox
Apr 30th, 2011, 10:35 PM
Sveta isnt playing well. Marbella was a soft field.

Hian
Apr 30th, 2011, 10:36 PM
Sveta :lol:

A-Bond
Apr 30th, 2011, 10:36 PM
Well done Dominika! She totally has Svetas Number now after Sveta won their first 3 meetings. Nowadays she's way too inconsistent to beat Domi.

GL 2nd round :)

Annie.
Apr 30th, 2011, 10:37 PM
Why does Kuznetsova even bother anymore? :lol:

Juju Nostalgique
Apr 30th, 2011, 10:38 PM
LMAO! :rolls:

Vikapower
Apr 30th, 2011, 10:38 PM
Kuzzie has had a good career... very lucky... but good career... I think she should satisfy and take a break... a break that is called retirement...

I'm not proposing this for only her loss today but for all the quite mediocre work she has produced since 2 or 3yrs now....

Mistress of Evil
Apr 30th, 2011, 10:41 PM
Sexlana :awww: maybe in 2015 she will have another great year winning a third major :sobbing:
Congratz to Dominika :D

Mynarco
Apr 30th, 2011, 10:42 PM
The worst 2-time GS champion ever?

Petkorazzi
Apr 30th, 2011, 10:42 PM
Kuznetsova's career = lucky? :spit: She's one of the biggest UNDERACHIEVERS on tour. She has absolutely everything in her game: Groundies, serve, netplay, slices, movement... :worship: Well, she has no brain. But gamewise, she should (have) achieve(d) a lot more in her career.

Sergius
Apr 30th, 2011, 10:43 PM
Sveta:o

Kuzzie has had a good career... very lucky... but good career... I think she should satisfy and take a break... a break that is called retirement...

I'm not proposing this for only her loss today but for all the quite mediocre work she has produced since 2 or 3yrs now....

this post is beyond good and evil, seriously

simonsaystennis
Apr 30th, 2011, 10:43 PM
The worst 2-time GS champion ever?

This is an understatement.

Great job Domi!

Sabinator.
Apr 30th, 2011, 10:44 PM
:facepalm:

ElusiveChanteuse
Apr 30th, 2011, 10:44 PM
:lol: Sveta...another new low.:o :rolleyes: I guess she will have a loooongshot to win Roland Garros this year for sure.

danieln1
Apr 30th, 2011, 10:45 PM
Sveta is hopeless right now I think......

In 2004 she prevented Lindsay (because of Lindsay injury) from winning another US Open, and in 2009 she prevented Dinara from winning Roland Garros... indeed lucky as someone said early! She had a fine career, but she┤s so crazy, she can have one great tournament and then disapear completely

Break My Rapture
Apr 30th, 2011, 10:47 PM
NID, totally expected and so on and so forth. :lol: Saw this coming from a mile away.

pedropt
Apr 30th, 2011, 10:47 PM
This starts to becoming ridiculous Sveta :facepalm:

Get a new brain please.

MiiMo
Apr 30th, 2011, 10:48 PM
Hope She won't make this scoreline against Maria :S

simonsaystennis
Apr 30th, 2011, 10:48 PM
Kuznetsova's career = lucky? :spit: She's one of the biggest UNDERACHIEVERS on tour. She has absolutely everything in her game: Groundies, serve, netplay, slices, movement... :worship: Well, she has no brain. But gamewise, she should (have) achieve(d) a lot more in her career.

She came up against Dementieva, who in big moments at this stage in her career was extremely fragile due to not having a serve, to win her first slam. Second slam win she defeated Safina, who we all know can't play grandslam finals. I'd call that pretty lucky.

Even though she won two slams, I honestly rate Dementieva ahead of her in terms of legacy.

RenaSlam.
Apr 30th, 2011, 10:49 PM
Seriously, Sveta. What the fuck?

Sergius
Apr 30th, 2011, 10:53 PM
She came up against Dementieva, who in big moments at this stage in her career was extremely fragile due to not having a serve, to win her first slam. Second slam win she defeated Safina, who we all know can't play grandslam finals. I'd call that pretty lucky.

Yeaaaah, 'cause she never faced a good player before the final. Awesome logic.

young_gunner913
Apr 30th, 2011, 10:57 PM
Sexa :smash:

Jorn
Apr 30th, 2011, 10:57 PM
Well done Domi! :)


But Sveta :o

hankqq
Apr 30th, 2011, 10:58 PM
Nothing surprises me anymore with Sveta... :lol: :o

Bismarck.
Apr 30th, 2011, 11:02 PM
She came up against Dementieva, who in big moments at this stage in her career was extremely fragile due to not having a serve, to win her first slam. Second slam win she defeated Safina, who we all know can't play grandslam finals. I'd call that pretty lucky.

Even though she won two slams, I honestly rate Dementieva ahead of her in terms of legacy.

:spit:

Am I the only one who thinks that Kuznetsova's performances in her two GS-winning finals are completely underrated? I know I'm a huge fan, but in the US Open final she cranked a phenomenal amount of winners (the eventual tally was over 25, IIRC), her forehand, which in 2004 was at its peak, was firing superbly and she defended Dementieva's baseline power well. The only thing that let Dementieva down was her serve, and that had been doing so all year. I fail to see how she 'choked'. Also, her 2009 FO win was a great clay-court performance and she showed herself to be the best player on that surface in that year, I feel.

Richie's
Apr 30th, 2011, 11:02 PM
Domi :LOL:

Mynarco
Apr 30th, 2011, 11:03 PM
She came up against Dementieva, who in big moments at this stage in her career was extremely fragile due to not having a serve, to win her first slam. Second slam win she defeated Safina, who we all know can't play grandslam finals. I'd call that pretty lucky.

Even though she won two slams, I honestly rate Dementieva ahead of her in terms of legacy.

She beat Serena in 09 RG. I won't say her 2nd slam run is lucky.

VeeJJ
Apr 30th, 2011, 11:06 PM
She has one of the best/most complete games on tour. Certainly an underachiever. If she had a brain she would certainly be one of the elite.

doomsday
Apr 30th, 2011, 11:08 PM
:help:

Petkorazzi
Apr 30th, 2011, 11:17 PM
She came up against Dementieva, who in big moments at this stage in her career was extremely fragile due to not having a serve, to win her first slam. Second slam win she defeated Safina, who we all know can't play grandslam finals. I'd call that pretty lucky.

Even though she won two slams, I honestly rate Dementieva ahead of her in terms of legacy.
But it's not like she didn't deserve to be in the finals? She beat some quality opposition to get to both finals & she did her job perfectly in both of those finals. And it's not like she's not done anything between her slams? She's one of the very few active players who I feel the WS respect cause they know she can be up there with them on a good day.

Chakvenus
Apr 30th, 2011, 11:17 PM
Domi :woohoo:

iGOAT
Apr 30th, 2011, 11:18 PM
Good job Domi :yeah: called this in FITD ;).

I'd like to think ┴gnes could maybe take advantage of this. Her form today would not imply she can though.

!VamosRafa!
Apr 30th, 2011, 11:20 PM
Maria watch out!
She's coming to get you:scared:

timafi
Apr 30th, 2011, 11:31 PM
Sveta I mean come on.What in the fuckety fuck is wrong with you?:scared: :speakles: :facepalm: :facepalm: :help:

Belmont Lad
Apr 30th, 2011, 11:47 PM
Oh Sveta, you have gone so far down the stoney end, it's not funny.... :sobbing: :help:

tejmeglekvßr
May 1st, 2011, 12:15 AM
*sigh* ... this is bad.

claypova
May 1st, 2011, 12:19 AM
domi :yeah:

Craig.
May 1st, 2011, 12:22 AM
Dunno if this is good or bad for Maria :unsure:

Michael!
May 1st, 2011, 12:28 AM
36 26 against Cibulkova, just pathetic, it gets even worse on clay it seems, terrible, what a joke you are these days :o

M.A.S.L.
May 1st, 2011, 12:37 AM
:lol: I'm finding it hard just to keep supporting her anymore. She needs to haul her ass into a new training regimen because this year (when she is sans-serve and therefore essentially with about half as much baseline presence as she could have) is morphing into something than the last, and I'm seeing nothing being done to stop the rot.

I'd be interested to hear from anyone who went to the match who can explain in further depth how she played.

Congrats Domi! Hopefully she can go deep in tourney.

Well, I don't know how to describe it.

Domi played well, trully. But my Sveta was so ┐sparkling? She made in each points 1, 2 or 3 very good shots and then a fiasco ( out, slow balls, something like a dropshot but not dropping, ball in the middle -> Cibulkova's winner) Disappointing match. It's better forget it.

Just Do It
May 1st, 2011, 12:53 AM
Kuznetsova will now win RG :shrug:

tenn_ace
May 1st, 2011, 01:06 AM
retire

Vikapower
May 1st, 2011, 01:57 AM
BKuznetsova's career = lucky? :spit: She's one of the biggest UNDERACHIEVERS on tour. She has absolutely everything in her game: Groundies, serve, netplay, slices, movement... :worship: Well, she has no brain. But gamewise, she should (have) achieve(d) a lot more in her career.

Off-topic slighly... But one thing that is noticeable with Kuznetsova is the lack of talk about her despite her 2 majors... People often talk about Ana and how she sucks or has sucked because she's more in the spotlight and much easier to break ice on her back but in facts...

Kuzzie is the worst player in history to ever hold slams in general and act like she does... She's a lucky bad arse to not be a very mediatic player with the kinds of displays she proposes... And she'll luckily slide away from people's eyes unoticeably... Good for her...

The Dawntreader
May 1st, 2011, 02:00 AM
Does Kuznetsova even care anymore? I was putting all these wacko losses down to slumping, but some of them are borderline tanking.

SM
May 1st, 2011, 02:04 AM
What the hell...Svetlana should be beating 99% of players on clay :o.....wake up, Sveta!!!

but im happy for Domi

pokey camp
May 1st, 2011, 04:31 AM
Kuznetsova's career = lucky? :spit: She's one of the biggest UNDERACHIEVERS on tour. She has absolutely everything in her game: Groundies, serve, netplay, slices, movement... :worship: Well, she has no brain. But gamewise, she should (have) achieve(d) a lot more in her career.
True, but then it doesn't matter what she could do, if her brain won't let her do it most of the time. No brain = no game. I wish people would stop calling Sveta an underachiever though. She's not an underachiever. Not when you factor in her shaky mental talent...

Pasta-Na
May 1st, 2011, 05:29 AM
expected :o

Zojirushi
May 1st, 2011, 06:36 AM
Good win Domi, keep it up:yeah:

Ralph214
May 1st, 2011, 06:42 AM
Kuznetsova will now win RG :shrug:

It's the most logical explanation for Sveta :lol:

She sure loves to surprise us :hearts:

MBM
May 1st, 2011, 07:10 AM
Predictable!

King Halep
May 1st, 2011, 07:40 AM
Deam

nouf
May 1st, 2011, 07:53 AM
normal i was there! domi won all her matches i did fedcup + madrid i have only 4 def on matches i did since 2006 :) domi said that!lol

Svetlana)))
May 1st, 2011, 08:01 AM
Come on Sveta, wake up for Rome! Madrid plays very much like a hardcourt so I'm going to ignore this loss. Davai!

Duramont
May 1st, 2011, 08:19 AM
Dominika :worship:

WhoAmI?
May 1st, 2011, 08:20 AM
Svetlana:help: this is getting worse and worse.

Libertango
May 1st, 2011, 08:27 AM
Sigh.

Slutiana
May 1st, 2011, 08:37 AM
She came up against Dementieva, who in big moments at this stage in her career was extremely fragile due to not having a serve, to win her first slam. Second slam win she defeated Safina, who we all know can't play grandslam finals. I'd call that pretty lucky.

Even though she won two slams, I honestly rate Dementieva ahead of her in terms of legacy.
:weirdo: That's really, really stupid.

Apparently she's lucky because she came up against Dementieva in the final, but yet you apparently rate Dementieva higher than her. Right.

Just keep on sitting your haterate, I guess.

Mr.Sharapova
May 1st, 2011, 08:47 AM
Sveta :sobbing:.

Libertango
May 1st, 2011, 09:11 AM
She came up against Dementieva, who in big moments at this stage in her career was extremely fragile due to not having a serve, to win her first slam. Second slam win she defeated Safina, who we all know can't play grandslam finals. I'd call that pretty lucky.

Even though she won two slams, I honestly rate Dementieva ahead of her in terms of legacy.

This is amazing. :worship: Elena is better than Sveta because Sveta only had success thanks to Elena's weaknesses?!


:smoke:

VIKA?
May 1st, 2011, 09:42 AM
Well done Domi! :D

Mr.Sharapova
May 1st, 2011, 09:49 AM
Kuznetsova's career = lucky? :spit: She's one of the biggest UNDERACHIEVERS on tour. She has absolutely everything in her game: Groundies, serve, netplay, slices, movement... :worship: Well, she has no brain. But gamewise, she should (have) achieve(d) a lot more in her career.

I completely agree with you. When Sveta is on (which rarely happens) she can outplay anyone, even the Williams sisters.

He game is perfectly suited for Clay :shrug:. She is a complete underachiever Imo :)

KBlade
May 1st, 2011, 09:52 AM
Is she waiting until 2014 to win her next major? :scared:

MB.
May 1st, 2011, 09:53 AM
...wut.

KBlade
May 1st, 2011, 10:00 AM
I completely agree with you. When Sveta is on (which rarely happens) she can outplay anyone, even the Williams sisters.

He game is perfectly suited for Clay :shrug:. She is a complete underachiever Imo :)

Completely agree. Kuznetsova had all the weapons. The slice, the variety on serve, the topspin forehand, the ability to flatten out her shots. She was even probably one of the better movers on the tour. Her game is amongst one of my favourites when she gets it right.

Unfortunately, her temepermental mental fragility means that when things get tense, she rarely goes for anything and resorts to camping behind the baseline, hitting low-risk, highly topspun or sliced groundstrokes that are easily attackable.

It's incredibly frustrating to watch her negate her two biggest weapons towards to business end of matches, as she chooses to neutralize and advantage of her serve and forehand by just seeming content to roll the two shots back into court, run for her life and pray that her opponent makes an error.

duhcity
May 1st, 2011, 10:05 AM
2014 US Open Champion.

Shonami Slam
May 1st, 2011, 10:17 AM
she has to change something in her training ASAP.

~Cherry*Blossom~
May 1st, 2011, 10:24 AM
she's missing Serena! Once Serena comes back on tour Sveta will start playing better.

And I said in the random clay title winners thread that Domi will win Madrid. Step 1 completed.

Beat
May 1st, 2011, 11:10 AM
:help: just :help:

Derek.
May 2nd, 2011, 12:41 AM
Wow, Domi! :banana:

aisha
May 2nd, 2011, 12:57 AM
The player that should rule the clay courts in dismal form. :facepalm:
I swear, I can't quit this woman. No matter how badly she plays. :sobbing:

Hopefully she has her shit together by Rome. She's made two finals there, take the title maybe? :shrug:

AnomyBC
May 2nd, 2011, 06:01 AM
Wow! Nice job Domi! Now please win a title---ideally this one or the French Open :)

AnomyBC
May 2nd, 2011, 06:14 AM
The player that should rule the clay courts in dismal form. :facepalm:
I swear, I can't quit this woman. No matter how badly she plays. :sobbing:

Hopefully she has her shit together by Rome. She's made two finals there, take the title maybe? :shrug:

It's ironic that you say that, because I've always thought the same thing about Domi (they she should rule the clay courts, that is.) I've always felt like she can produce some amazing tennis on clay, especially compared to the other girls in her age group, and I've been predicting her as a future French Open winner for 3 years now. So far no luck winning the French or any other title, but I've seen a lot from her that really gives me great hope for the future. So yeah, don't be surprised if Domi rules the clay courts someday. I know it's a bold prediction for a girl who hasn't even won a title yet, but I'm making it :)