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Miracle Worker
May 6th, 2011, 11:24 AM
Good match from Julia :yeah:

But Nastya :rolleyes:

Shinjiro
May 6th, 2011, 11:25 AM
Could have been a thing of beauty considering the matchup, guess I'll settle for good as Pavl couldn't keep it up throughout the second set. Great use of the conditions by Julia. :worship:

sunyafei
May 6th, 2011, 11:26 AM
Julia, that is AMAZING! :hearts:
How did she manage to lose to Han on clay...

FORZA SARITA
May 6th, 2011, 11:26 AM
i'm so impressed with Julia :hearts: that game from 0-40 while serving for the set :drool:
she can take out Vika :)

doomsday
May 6th, 2011, 11:26 AM
Too good, can't wait the matchup vs Azarenka.

Mistress of Evil
May 6th, 2011, 11:27 AM
Gorgeous pulling an Ivanovic'08 :bowdown: watch her win RG or at least be in the final :cheer:
Babyfat :hug:

Marionated
May 6th, 2011, 11:27 AM
Big forehand winner to finish :worship: Hope she makes the final.

Lisickinator
May 6th, 2011, 11:27 AM
http://www.spindash.de/forum/images/smilies/SmilieLaola.gif

Hian
May 6th, 2011, 11:27 AM
Lose to Vika now.

Mixal
May 6th, 2011, 11:27 AM
Julia is the real deal. Mental giant.

Win Madrid, tank Rome, and win RG.

Reptilia
May 6th, 2011, 11:27 AM
It's so nice to see someone new and fresh do well on the tour. I really hope she keeps this form up off clay.

Lapaco
May 6th, 2011, 11:28 AM
Gorgeous pulling an Ivanovic'08 :bowdown: watch her win RG or at least be in the final :cheer:
Babyfat :hug:

Ivanovic didn't win any clay title before RG that year.

Libertango
May 6th, 2011, 11:28 AM
:hearts:

Sharapovian
May 6th, 2011, 11:28 AM
Well done Julia :)

fouc
May 6th, 2011, 11:29 AM
professorish performance from the aggressive moonballer :yeah:

Apoleb
May 6th, 2011, 11:29 AM
:drool:

Pvalydsjkhljkova couldn't find Julia's backhand to save her life. She doesn't have enough width on her shots, which allowed us to see a good spectacle of forehand shot making. What's really impressive about Julia's forehand is the margin of error she leaves. It has decent top spin, but not big enough to sacrifice pace, so you get something in between which translates into higher percentage hard hatting, something near the optimum. A shot like that should be harder to break in matches or career-wise. Someone like BoJo who has fantastic stroke production from the back of the court continuously misses the most routine sitters because of small margin of error - while Julia rarely misses these types of shots.

saul1333
May 6th, 2011, 11:29 AM
Great stuff Julia :yeah:

Aravanecaravan
May 6th, 2011, 11:29 AM
Looking easy!

spiceboy
May 6th, 2011, 11:30 AM
How did she manage to lose to Han on clay...

Conditions in Bogotá is the answer.

Matej
May 6th, 2011, 11:30 AM
Well done, Julia.

But Nastya was just :help: :help: :help: :help: ... especially in the second set. As yet, she didn´t prove that she is able to play well the really important matches in later stages of tournaments. Not to mention her loss to Iveta at AO which was very :help: :help: :help: as well.

madmax
May 6th, 2011, 11:31 AM
A true RG favorite and new ClayGOAT strikes again:bowdown:
Ivanovic who?

NyCPsU
May 6th, 2011, 11:31 AM
:banana:

Best she has looked this week. Full of confidence today. :yeah:

Steff_forever
May 6th, 2011, 11:32 AM
I guess we have an it-girl, would be nice for the upcoming years not as a starlet for just one season

well done Jule, hope you reach the final again :yeah:

Libertango
May 6th, 2011, 11:33 AM
I guess we have an it-girl, would be nice for the upcoming years not as a starlet for just one season

well done Jule, hope you reach the final again :yeah:

I agree. I want Julia to maintain this; not just be here and there.

Cherry.
May 6th, 2011, 11:34 AM
Well done Julia!:hearts:
Saved all 6 BPs, and that game when she was serving for the 1st set and being 0:40 down, but then won 5 consecutive points with 3 winners and 2 good serves (1 ace) was just :drool:

goldenlox
May 6th, 2011, 11:35 AM
Julia looking like one of the FO favorites right now.
Very tough to break her serve

marc0026
May 6th, 2011, 11:36 AM
Conditions in Bogotá is the answer.

How were the conditions in Bogota?? Was she on drugs then??

Amazing win.... She always seems to get better when facing better opponents. Which is a quality of a champion....
Hope she can a French Open run, too....

fouc
May 6th, 2011, 11:39 AM
How were the conditions in Bogota?? Was she on drugs then??



I know I would if I were in Bogota :cool: so I totally justify that loss

matthias
May 6th, 2011, 11:40 AM
well done Jules!
soon we will have 2 top20 players :woohoo:

Vikapower
May 6th, 2011, 11:41 AM
Well done Julia but you all musn't get too carried away with the FO... :spit: There is plenty of tennis to still be played and plenty of things to happen still.

Anyways well done Julia. :yeah:

doooma6816
May 6th, 2011, 11:42 AM
It wasn't Nastya day, definitely.:hug:
But Julia played probably her best match since Stuttgart, really great.:worship:
If Nastya had been on her normal level this match could have been in 3 sets....but better luck next time! ;)

Julia vs Vika probably...again two my favourite players, so no matter who win I'll be happy. ;)

Melange
May 6th, 2011, 11:42 AM
Nastia comfort yourself with a boston bun

KapitalL
May 6th, 2011, 11:43 AM
The wind didn't help her cause but still you have to be disapointed with Pavs effort in this one. She had no answers to give, her backhand letting her down similar like Wozniacki's yesterday, being too loopy, dropping short and giving Goerges all the time in the world to set up her shots.
Once she managed to get in a rally, which was a real rarity, you could see some decent shotmaking but it was all too little. The games and points she won were mostly Goerges errors.

Julia played a great match after a bit shaky start, served great throughout, showed composure and confidence going for that big fh even when it let her down couple of times in a row (that hold at *5-4 0-40) and should have her chances against Vika, though not a big one I'd say considering how Vika has been playing so far, but long way to go till that match

A-Bond
May 6th, 2011, 11:46 AM
Well done Julia, this is just great! Who would have thought this some weeks ago! Please with her performances :) Nastya certainly made stupid errors but whatever, she's 19 and her time will come :)

MiiMo
May 6th, 2011, 12:07 PM
Great win. But, Julia isn't winning RG this year.

iPatty
May 6th, 2011, 12:09 PM
Didn't wake up to catch any of it, but this is completely unexpected. We could be in for quite a treat at Roland Garros if she doesn't peak too soon.

TheBoiledEgg
May 6th, 2011, 12:29 PM
Nastya missed the boat and made a big splash when she missed 3 bps @0-40

Kampi
May 6th, 2011, 12:38 PM
Awesome Julia.....god, I like that so very, very much.:worship::kiss::worship: Great.:D

RenaSlam.
May 6th, 2011, 12:40 PM
Whoa.

John.
May 6th, 2011, 12:42 PM
Wow - Congrats

Juju Nostalgique
May 6th, 2011, 12:43 PM
Julia Julia ah ah Julia Julia ah ah Ga Ga... :rocker2: :music: :rocker2:

MBM
May 6th, 2011, 12:44 PM
Wahoo congrats Julia! Was worth putting in that extra effort last match

Kim's_fan_4ever
May 6th, 2011, 12:56 PM
Where has julia been hiding all these years :lol: She's playing like an extremely experienced top10 player. I hope that she'll reach the top this year. Winning RG? Why not. Seriously, I won't be surprised if in a couple of years she'll reach the #1 spot. It would be great for the sport:D

Pavlyu was useless today. On a bright side, she has a very wise coach, he can do good for her :)

bandabou
May 6th, 2011, 12:59 PM
Nice...she's doing some nice things the last few weeks.

Vamos Feńa
May 6th, 2011, 01:22 PM
Germans finally with success in tennis, having Goerges and Petkovic :) They deserve it!

Lachy
May 6th, 2011, 01:32 PM
Anastasia didn't put up her best effort there unfortunately. Julia :yeah:

Young 8
May 6th, 2011, 01:40 PM
Apparently every Goerges opponent always plays under par

What an amazing coincidence

KapitalL
May 6th, 2011, 01:54 PM
Apparently every Goerges opponent always plays under par

What an amazing coincidence

It's not of course a coincidence.
It generally goes that way with a player that hits the ball so hard and goes for winners of 2 or 3 shots.
When she loses people are going to say she collapsed, choked, ballbashed etc not giving any credit or thought what her opponent is doing on the court.
When she wins she wins by hitting tons of winners keeping her opponents out of every rally, making them look static/not trying/playing generally bad, defensive tennis.

Nico_E
May 6th, 2011, 01:56 PM
Julia :rocker2:

WTA finally finding its next superstar, someone who actually fits the role as a true #1

Young 8
May 6th, 2011, 01:56 PM
It's not of course a coincidence.


I think you're missing my sarcasm

:D

KapitalL
May 6th, 2011, 02:08 PM
I think you're missing my sarcasm

:D

I think I didn't miss it just misinterpreted it ;)

Belmont Lad
May 6th, 2011, 02:09 PM
Nastya still has a lot of work ahead of her. :awww: Well done Julia, good luck in the semifinals. :)

JN
May 6th, 2011, 02:19 PM
Apparently every Goerges opponent always plays under par

What an amazing coincidence

Only when Goerges wins, that is.

Nervenbuendel
May 6th, 2011, 02:20 PM
How were the conditions in Bogota?? Was she on drugs then??



Bogota is a tournament located high in the mountains (guess something like 2,900 metres, coming along with thin air and a very different ball bouncing) - so the poster is very right.

Nevertheless I am really amazed, that kind of success is not something one could expect right here right now - physically Julia is not on her best but her firepower is stronger than ever. :worship: :)

crazillo
May 6th, 2011, 02:20 PM
Amazing performance by Julia today, really strong!

She is very good mentally which is already half of why she can tough out matches. And with the improvements on her BH and fitness, she is among the best five players on clay this year.

is1531
May 6th, 2011, 02:22 PM
I am hoping that Sabine and Petkovic get on the same roll as Goerges. Georges provides a great deal of entertainment in her game. It's good to see a new number 20. Hopefully Julia beats Azarenka in the SF and goes on to win Madrid. My fav has me smiling all day long.

Beat
May 6th, 2011, 02:24 PM
Lose to Vika now.

no, don't.

rechi
May 6th, 2011, 02:33 PM
Man oh man!! Jule is on such a hot streak!!! I still can't believe it. I mean she is in the mix for the RG title, the way she plays right now. WOW!!!

Looking forward to Jule vs. Vika tomorrow. I think it's gonna be an awesome game :)

ajmo!
May 6th, 2011, 02:57 PM
:worship:

Hian
May 6th, 2011, 03:03 PM
no, don't.

Yes, do it.

19Christian87
May 6th, 2011, 03:12 PM
Fantastic tournament so far, but the Azarenka match will be tough.
And please don't start about her chances in the French Open now, let's calm down and see how things will go.

gmak
May 6th, 2011, 03:43 PM
Nastya :sad: :hug: good tournament still

Julia :worship: :D by far her best match of the week

QuietPlease
May 6th, 2011, 03:52 PM
Impressed :yeah:

Derek.
May 6th, 2011, 04:14 PM
Nastya. :o wtf was that. :rolleyes:

Roookie
May 6th, 2011, 04:36 PM
Welcome to the top 20 Julia...please don't go into a slump next :rolleyes:

C. Drone
May 6th, 2011, 05:29 PM
Nastya, WTF :o

melodynelson
May 6th, 2011, 05:38 PM
I would not expect Gorges to do much in Rome, or if she withdrew even. Anyone else think she maybe?
This is a good run, I think she can beat Azarenka. her game is not so tough against better opposition.

edificio
May 6th, 2011, 05:46 PM
Nastya still has a lot of work ahead of her. :awww: Well done Julia, good luck in the semifinals. :)

:yeah:

I thought Pavs had a chance before the match.

rucolo
May 6th, 2011, 09:17 PM
What an amazing tournament for Julia! :bowdown:

IMO Azarenka will win Madrid, but good luck in SF, Julia! ;)