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debby
May 7th, 2011, 12:18 PM
:bounce::bounce::bounce: Thank you Vika !

Please win it all, dear Vika !!! :hearts:

Goerges :hug: Definitely one player to watch out at Paris. Rest up !

goldenlox
May 7th, 2011, 12:19 PM
A very routine win over a sloppy Goerges. The form that was beating Caro wasnt there today.

doomsday
May 7th, 2011, 12:20 PM
Congrats. Vika was too good for this Julia.

Apoleb
May 7th, 2011, 12:20 PM
:lol: Expected.

Goerges' backhand is a mess, and it took someone to put it under a bit of pressure to expose how overrated Goerges was getting. Azarenka didn't even play that well; she just had to make Julia play more than 3 backhands in a row. Julia does have an amazing forehand, but her backhand is not far away from Ivanovic level.

When Azarenka found the rhythm on the Goerges serve in the second set, it was all over.

Mistress of Evil
May 7th, 2011, 12:20 PM
Azarenka take the title, skip Roma and win RG :cheer:

debby
May 7th, 2011, 12:20 PM
A very routine win over a sloppy Goerges. The form that was beating Caro wasnt there today.

Well, she was awful, yet Caro didn't take advantage of this. It shows that Vika can be great on clay whilst Caro is bad on clay.

Coconut91
May 7th, 2011, 12:21 PM
:worship: Very very solid stuff from Vika, didn't give Goerges any chance.

A-Bond
May 7th, 2011, 12:21 PM
Well I guess Julia just wasn't fresh enough anymore. Azarenka had some sloppy moments at the beginning of the match but played well afterwards. Good luck to her in the final. As for Julia, these 2 weeks were more than any of us expected, she played well and she'll be a dark horse for RG.

VIKA?
May 7th, 2011, 12:21 PM
The queen is just awesome:hearts: good luck for tommorrow!

crazillo
May 7th, 2011, 12:21 PM
Goerges looked very tired mentally, and I think she will need a better serve percentage and forehand in future encounters with Azarenka.

HuHu
May 7th, 2011, 12:22 PM
http://i56.tinypic.com/mil3t5.jpg

benbest
May 7th, 2011, 12:22 PM
don't see Goerges getting to the second week of RG

Craig.
May 7th, 2011, 12:22 PM
Julia was awful, Azza was solid.

Adrian1092
May 7th, 2011, 12:23 PM
Julia :hug: Too tired today and unfortunately showed a very sloppy display :sad: But of course came up against a really in-form Azarenka. GL in the final Vika :)

Harju.
May 7th, 2011, 12:23 PM
Vika's return of serve is prolly the best in the women's tennis. She was reading Julia's serve really well especially in the second set.

Kampi
May 7th, 2011, 12:23 PM
Congrats Vika:worship::kiss::worship: And win the title now. Also congrats to Jule for playing an awesome tourny, but today she seemed to be very tired and made tons of errors, but chin up beauty.:hug:

WhoAmI?
May 7th, 2011, 12:23 PM
Vika:D one more to go in Madrid.

peanuts
May 7th, 2011, 12:24 PM
Vika. :cheer: This match is a bit of a letdown for me. I was expecting a tougher match but I guess Julia is tired.

debby
May 7th, 2011, 12:24 PM
http://i56.tinypic.com/mil3t5.jpg

It clearly shows how mcuh Vika was solid and that Goerges is a brainless ballbasher... I mean, when she is on, she can be amazing, but when she is tired or whatever, it can be very ugly... hit or miss... Not gonna work on clay. On clay, you have to be solid, to build the points. Something Vika can do, and knows how to do.

pedropt
May 7th, 2011, 12:25 PM
I think it is now more safe to say that she's going to be the 21st #1.

Amazing job Vika :bowdown:

Skeptikal
May 7th, 2011, 12:25 PM
Vika :hearts:

claypova
May 7th, 2011, 12:25 PM
thankyou vika :worship:

VIKA?
May 7th, 2011, 12:25 PM
btw, Vika will be the new number #4 in the rankings:hearts::cheer:

pav
May 7th, 2011, 12:25 PM
Well done Vika, I thought Julia might just whack your ass but I was wrong(again)

Beat
May 7th, 2011, 12:25 PM
another "queen"? how boring.
wozniacki-like stats from azarenka. but yeah, the run she's having is impressive.

saul1333
May 7th, 2011, 12:26 PM
btw, Vika will be the new number #4 in the rankings:hearts::cheer:

:inlove:

Matej
May 7th, 2011, 12:26 PM
First set was quite close, but in the second set Vika played much better. My prediction was wrong, unfortunately.

Well done, Vika.

Mateo Mathieu
May 7th, 2011, 12:27 PM
Skip Rome, Victoria :)

Hian
May 7th, 2011, 12:27 PM
Vika :bounce: Well done :)
Goerges is a mess :lol: She can fly from "great shots" to "shitty ones" in a few games. Happy she lost.

Mr.Sharapova
May 7th, 2011, 12:27 PM
Great display from Azarenka, but Julia seemed really tired even though she had many moments of brilliance in the beginning of the match.

Can't wait to see who wins the other Semifinal :).

Michael!
May 7th, 2011, 12:28 PM
some of the TF users are really :facepalm:
Yesterday like , wow Julia, new favourite for RG? blabla and today she is terrible , brainless ballbasher etc. :facepalm:

Julia played a great week, beat good players and played some great matches, Azarenka was just more solid today but Julia showed that she is on a good way, there are some things to work on, her serve has much potential but still could be more dangerous, she should go to the net more often and improve her volleys but she is improving it all already and that is a good sign, today she was also tired, mentally and physical!
I hope that she can reach 3rd round of Paris with a decent draw, that is what she can do, anything else would be a bonus :)

debby
May 7th, 2011, 12:31 PM
another "queen"? how boring.
wozniacki-like stats from azarenka. but yeah, the run she's having is impressive.

Queen Victoria had an impressive run as a queen as well ;)

Well, it's not like Vika always plays like that... sometimes when the other player is in mood hit or miss, it is better to wait for her errors and to play wisely.

Reptilia
May 7th, 2011, 12:32 PM
I think it is now more safe to say that she's going to be the 21st #1.



Getting a little bit ahead of yourself, no? :o


Congratz Vika!

Hian
May 7th, 2011, 12:32 PM
I don't think Goerges will be a top player one day... so inconsistent.

Sefo
May 7th, 2011, 12:33 PM
Pathetic tank.

Jorn
May 7th, 2011, 12:34 PM
Well done Vika! :)

Now she beat Nat. Zvereva as best Ever Belarussian player at No. 4 next week...Congrats...

Reptilia
May 7th, 2011, 12:35 PM
some of the TF users are really :facepalm:
Yesterday like , wow Julia, new favourite for RG? blabla and today she is terrible , brainless ballbasher etc. :facepalm:


+1

CR3WLFC
May 7th, 2011, 12:36 PM
Goerges looked drained OUT. she should rest up for RG and skip rome

Apoleb
May 7th, 2011, 12:37 PM
When Julia had a look at the forehand, she did quite well, especially in the first set. It's not the consistency of her usual weapon that let her down. It's the backhand.

Shaun:::
May 7th, 2011, 12:37 PM
take a good rest:bigcry:

Patrick345
May 7th, 2011, 12:38 PM
It clearly shows how mcuh Vika was solid and that Goerges is a brainless ballbasher... I mean, when she is on, she can be amazing, but when she is tired or whatever, it can be very ugly... hit or miss... Not gonna work on clay. On clay, you have to be solid, to build the points. Something Vika can do, and knows how to do.

Jeez she has just won Stuttgart and made the semifinal of Madrid beating three top 20 players including the world no.1. She loses one match to the hottest player on Tour playing really only a bad 2nd set and you throw her under the bus like she just lost to Lalami or something. There might very well come a time that happens, but that is a total exaggeration of what happened today. Goerges was playing well in the first, especially in the first few games it was a miracle Azarenka didn´t go break down. Azarenka took more risk on her serve and Goerges still smashed winners left and right at the beginning.

Vikapower
May 7th, 2011, 12:38 PM
Julia better luck next time... :hug: There are no doubts that Vika is the next #1 and GS champ... The inevitable march has started and people will need to start bowing down very soon. :yeah:

Vika win the event and 2nd mandatory title in a row.

The queen is just awesome:hearts: good luck for tommorrow!

The King and The Queen. :hearts:

Frontin
May 7th, 2011, 12:41 PM
New #4.

She's gonna keep climbing

Vikapower
May 7th, 2011, 12:42 PM
some of the TF users are really :facepalm:
Yesterday like , wow Julia, new favourite for RG? blabla and today she is terrible , brainless ballbasher etc. :facepalm:


Michael do not waste your time trying to understand the irrationality.

debby
May 7th, 2011, 12:43 PM
Jeez she has just won Stuttgart and made the semifinal of Madrid beating three top 20 players including the world no.1. She loses one match to the hottest player on Tour playing really only a bad 2nd set and you throw her under the bus like she just lost to Lalami or something. There might very well come a time that happens, but that is a total exaggeration of what happened today. Goerges was playing well in the first, especially in the first few games it was a miracle Azarenka didn´t go break down. Azarenka took more risk on her serve and Goerges still smashed winners left and right at the beginning.

Are you telling me that Goerges is smart on the court? :lol: Come on.
Her forehand is massive, she can be very impressive, I expect her to do a good run if she is not too tired, but she can be another Aravane Rezai... it is not like she adds a lot of variety in her game and works on her tactics a lot.

I have never said Georges was the real deal, I am a bit suspectful about this, because let's face it, a lot of players can shine and then they fall apart :tape: But she impressed me these last two weeks, so I hope I am wrong. But see, I always thought Sharapova was not that smart on the court, yet she won Slams... sometimes it is better not to work your brain during matchs or you can choke or something :lol:

silverwhite
May 7th, 2011, 12:45 PM
another "queen"? how boring.
wozniacki-like stats from azarenka. but yeah, the run she's having is impressive.

:secret: Those are Wozniacki-like stats for a 3-set match

nevetssllim
May 7th, 2011, 12:47 PM
Are you telling me that Goerges is smart on the court? :lol: Come on.
Her forehand is massive, she can be very impressive, I expect her to do a good run if she is not too tired, but she can be another Aravane Rezai... it is not like she adds a lot of variety in her game and works on her tactics a lot.


Goerges can serve though.

I just can't get on with Azarenka. The commentators try and portray her as some sort of big-hitting aggressive baseliner but I find her ground-game rather uninspiring.

Shinjiro
May 7th, 2011, 12:50 PM
A semifinal showing is already great after Jule's win in Stuttgart. She did play one very good match here, but that was yesterday. Had her chance early today, couldn't seize it then squandered a 40 love lead in the next game. There was no coming back from that one. Vika looking really solid at the moment, will definitely take some beating tomorrow.

Lucemferre
May 7th, 2011, 12:50 PM
Vika ;)

Patrick345
May 7th, 2011, 12:53 PM
Are you telling me that Goerges is smart on the court? :lol: Come on.
Her forehand is massive, she can be very impressive, I expect her to do a good run if she is not too tired, but she can be another Aravane Rezai... it is not like she adds a lot of variety in her game and works on her tactics a lot.

I have never said Georges was the real deal, I am a bit suspectful about this, because let's face it, a lot of players can shine and then they fall apart :tape: But she impressed me these last two weeks, so I hope I am wrong. But see, I always thought Sharapova was not that smart on the court, yet she won Slams... sometimes it is better not to work your brain during matchs or you can choke or something :lol:

I don´t know what you mean by that. She/her coach laid out the blueprint (for her) how to beat Wozniacki and she executed on it.

She has rarely dropped serve the last few weeks and showed mental toughness. There is not much of a comparison with Rezai imho, because the balls Goerges hits are far higher percentage balls, simply because she is a lot taller than Rezai. Rezai has to put much more effort in her serve/balls and they are really lower percentage shots that land in every few weeks. I´m not saying Goerge is the next #1 or anything, but today she didn´t lose, because she totally ballbasher sucked. That was still good enough to beat a lot of players, especially the first set.

Lachy
May 7th, 2011, 12:54 PM
Eff emm ell :sobbing:

goldenlox
May 7th, 2011, 12:55 PM
Julia played big points very well against Caroline.
But Goerges fell apart in this match. The 2nd set, besides a good run to save the *1-3, 0-40 game, she was just making error after error.
She can lose in the 1st 3 rounds of Paris playing like today

debby
May 7th, 2011, 12:55 PM
Goerges can serve though.

I just can't get on with Azarenka. The commentators try and portray her as some sort of big-hitting aggressive baseliner but I find her ground-game rather uninspiring.

Vika has a decent serve, okay she is not Serena Williams or something, but it is not like she gets broken at each serve game.... and she is steady in her own game, she makes a few errors, and can be offensive.. and more important : she reads very well the opponent's game (and serve as well). That might explain how she exploited Goerges' serve despite her serve is really good.

Vika has won twice Miami, she is #4 now, she has already beaten some great players, and can win Slams soon... and she can play on all surfaces, I think it's important to say it.

PineappleBoy
May 7th, 2011, 12:55 PM
Vika,you played very well.
i believe you will reach No.1 in the future..

debby
May 7th, 2011, 12:58 PM
I don´t know what you mean by that. She/her coach laid out the blueprint (for her) how to beat Wozniacki and she executed on it.

She has rarely dropped serve the last few weeks and showed mental toughness. There is not much of a comparison with Rezai imho, because the balls Goerges hits are far higher percentage balls, simply because she is a lot taller than Rezai. Rezai has to put much more effort in her serve/balls and they are really lower percentage shots that land in every few weeks. I´m not saying Goerge is the next #1 or anything, but today she didn´t lose, because she totally ballbasher sucked. That was still good enough to beat a lot of players, especially the first set.

In Slams, she won't be able to call her coach.

Of course, she can be impressive, but it is not like she had an awesome breakthrough in the past... I have the feeling that everyone acts like "WOOOOOW Goerges is the real deal" only since Stuttgart. That's kinda annoying. I think even Goerges fans will agree with me.

I say "let's wait and we will see".... ;) I hope she will climb on the rankings and confirms that she might be a great player in the future... Tennis needs future great stars....

miffedmax
May 7th, 2011, 01:02 PM
As I am a Vika fan, this result pleases me.

bandabou
May 7th, 2011, 01:09 PM
Tough match up for Julia..Vika is really solid on the backhand and ROS, so you don't get much chance of setting up the forehand. Still Julia backed up her Stuttgart, no?!

tejmeglekvár
May 7th, 2011, 01:20 PM
top4 seed finally can help her to reach later rounds at slams if she avoids lower ranked big names. She had unlucky draws even being seeded 5-8, running into inform Serena and Dinara at slams.

Matt01
May 7th, 2011, 01:28 PM
:secret: Those are Wozniacki-like stats for a 3-set match


Having "Wozniacki-like stats" is really noting to be ashamed about considering that Woz is the #1 right now.

Chunchun
May 7th, 2011, 01:30 PM
i just wonder why 'tired' must be a reason when somebody lost... Theoretically Azarenka played the doubles match yesterday so she must be more tired!

19Christian87
May 7th, 2011, 01:38 PM
I am wondering about some fundamental assessments in this thread of how Görges' game is not working, when she did not play a bad first set today and her main problem was the big amount of very unforced errors. I do not think it is great to make such reckonings just when the situation seems advantageous.
It is true to say that her backhand and her returns need development, still; but I think a little more caution in several TF posts would be a good thing.

Mixal
May 7th, 2011, 01:43 PM
It clearly shows how mcuh Vika was solid and that Goerges is a brainless ballbasher... I mean, when she is on, she can be amazing, but when she is tired or whatever, it can be very ugly... hit or miss... Not gonna work on clay. On clay, you have to be solid, to build the points. Something Vika can do, and knows how to do.

Wow, aren't you a smart one. And you're comparing Julia to Aravane? :spit:

Vika was solid, but nothing special. Julia looked tired, but still a great run for her. I can't wait to see how she'll do in the next few weeks.

Vikapower
May 7th, 2011, 01:46 PM
In Slams, she won't be able to call her coach.

Of course, she can be impressive, but it is not like she had an awesome breakthrough in the past... I have the feeling that everyone acts like "WOOOOOW Goerges is the real deal" only since Stuttgart. That's kinda annoying. I think even Goerges fans will agree with me.

I say "let's wait and we will see".... ;) I hope she will climb on the rankings and confirms that she might be a great player in the future... Tennis needs future great stars....

Debby if you only watch the bandwaggoners then you're going to be annoyed... :shrug: personally I was/am really annoyed with these threads calling Julia favourite for RG etc... etc... but anyways I careless... these kinds of atittudes only brings hate but when you're not a fan do you really care.

Are you telling me that Goerges is smart on the court? :lol: Come on.
Her forehand is massive, she can be very impressive, I expect her to do a good run if she is not too tired, but she can be another Aravane Rezai... it is not like she adds a lot of variety in her game and works on her tactics a lot.

I have never said Georges was the real deal, I am a bit suspectful about this, because let's face it, a lot of players can shine and then they fall apart :tape: But she impressed me these last two weeks, so I hope I am wrong. But see, I always thought Sharapova was not that smart on the court, yet she won Slams... sometimes it is better not to work your brain during matchs or you can choke or something :lol:

You are wrong. ;) And as far as I know she's the unique player (with Kimmie but this was always going to be the case)... maybe I should say regular player to have figured out Caro.

Rewatch her match she didn't always do it in hitting the ball hard... and if you compare Stuttgart and Madrid... in Germany she beat Caro with power, big serves (65%+) and consistency... in Spain she had less serve (49% only), the consistency wasn't always there but she had a lot of variety with her shots mixed with her power.

Ryan
May 7th, 2011, 01:47 PM
Nice win for Vika! Outside of her w/o loss, she's undefeated since Miami right? Really impressive string of wins! Hopefully she doesn't put too much effort into Rome and come into Paris exhausted.

silverwhite
May 7th, 2011, 01:50 PM
Having "Wozniacki-like stats" is really noting to be ashamed about considering that Woz is the #1 right now.

Did I say it was? :scratch:

Nicbob
May 7th, 2011, 02:11 PM
If she plays like this at Roland Garros she is definitely the favorite to win the French. Unless something wacky happens where she has to retire or passes out on the court!

flareon
May 7th, 2011, 02:14 PM
I did not see the match but she still hit 24 winners which is impressive, yes she hit a lot more UF errors, but Look at how she has ascended its gunna take it out of you.

Matt01
May 7th, 2011, 02:16 PM
Did I say it was? :scratch:


No. I am just making things clear. ;)

debby
May 7th, 2011, 02:18 PM
Wow, aren't you a smart one. And you're comparing Julia to Aravane? :spit:

Vika was solid, but nothing special. Julia looked tired, but still a great run for her. I can't wait to see how she'll do in the next few weeks.

Don't you remember how everyone said Aravane played like clay GOAT when she won Madrid ? Then she faded away :tape:

Debby if you only watch the bandwaggoners then you're going to be annoyed... :shrug: personally I was/am really annoyed with these threads calling Julia favourite for RG etc... etc... but anyways I careless... these kinds of atittudes only brings hate but when you're not a fan do you really care.

Of course. I don't mind Goerges at all, but I do mind these kind of threads because Goerges has everything to prove, especially in a Slam. ;) That's it.



You are wrong. ;) And as far as I know she's the unique player (with Kimmie but this was always going to be the case)... maybe I should say regular player to have figured out Caro.

Rewatch her match she didn't always do it in hitting the ball hard... and if you compare Stuttgart and Madrid... in Germany she beat Caro with power, big serves (65%+) and consistency... in Spain she had less serve (49% only), the consistency wasn't always there but she had a lot of variety with her shots mixed with her power.

Oh then I may be wrong. ;) I didn't see their last match, only the last set and Caroline made so many unforced errors, so did Goerges... what an ugly match :tape:
It didn't seem clear to me that Goerges has really a plan B, that's what I am trying to say. But as I am not a big follower of her, I may be wrong.

Mixal
May 7th, 2011, 02:32 PM
Don't you remember how everyone said Aravane played like clay GOAT when she won Madrid ? Then she faded away :tape

Well, I remember that more people mocked her and thought it was a fluke run. Just a few really hyped her, just like only a few hype Goerges ATM.

ElusiveChanteuse
May 7th, 2011, 02:44 PM
Vika :cheer:

iGOAT
May 7th, 2011, 02:44 PM
Good job Azza :bounce::cool: now win the title.

TheBoiledEgg
May 7th, 2011, 02:46 PM
:secret: Those are Wozniacki-like stats for a 3-set match

but Woz has those type of stats for 95% of her matches.

is1531
May 7th, 2011, 02:52 PM
I don´t know what you mean by that. She/her coach laid out the blueprint (for her) how to beat Wozniacki and she executed on it.

She has rarely dropped serve the last few weeks and showed mental toughness. There is not much of a comparison with Rezai imho, because the balls Goerges hits are far higher percentage balls, simply because she is a lot taller than Rezai. Rezai has to put much more effort in her serve/balls and they are really lower percentage shots that land in every few weeks. I´m not saying Goerge is the next #1 or anything, but today she didn´t lose, because she totally ballbasher sucked. That was still good enough to beat a lot of players, especially the first set.

Your right in your assessment of Rezai. Rezai wishes she had the power of the 5ft 11-1/2 Julia Georges. Rezai at 5ft5" could never drive a player past the baseline the way Goerges can. Goerges ran into a wall today against a quality player,but she is more than capable of rising into the top 10 in the future. Julia has a great deal of electricity in her game.The fact that Azarenka is 5ft 10" makes it easier for Vicki to handle shots a little better. In fact we even saw Safina at 6ft driving back Julia during their match,but big girls can do that. Julia will be back,but she needs some rest. :)

HRHoliviasmith
May 7th, 2011, 02:55 PM
Wow! Vika let's do this!!! :cheer:

is1531
May 7th, 2011, 02:56 PM
Vika has a decent serve, okay she is not Serena Williams or something, but it is not like she gets broken at each serve game.... and she is steady in her own game, she makes a few errors, and can be offensive.. and more important : she reads very well the opponent's game (and serve as well). That might explain how she exploited Goerges' serve despite her serve is really good.

Vika has won twice Miami, she is #4 now, she has already beaten some great players, and can win Slams soon... and she can play on all surfaces, I think it's important to say it.

I still have to question Azarenka's health,but not her talent. Vicki stopped a hot player today,which did not make me very happy. I hope both players meet again in the near future,but Julia has to rise up to beat Azarenka. :)

Vikapower
May 7th, 2011, 02:58 PM
Don't you remember how everyone said Aravane played like clay GOAT when she won Madrid ? Then she faded away :tape:

Yes but Julia has made the QF in Charleston... Won Stuttgart and made the 1/2 of Madrid backing up Stuttgart some nay sayers were calling a fluke... I think it's unfair to say now that she isn't consistent...

Of course. I don't mind Goerges at all, but I do mind these kind of threads because Goerges has everything to prove, especially in a Slam. ;) That's it.

Well we agree. :) But no need to have only slams in mouth lol... give her a chance to prove herself on the WTA tour then we can make a place for her in slams... I've been following Julia for long and she comes from nowhere... just watch her results before today... I mean just start 2010... she had a good streak end Wim but it wasn't even as close as the one she has had today... she's progressing good and even if she sucks at the FO I'm careless considering where she's coming from...

RG is way too much early and we might have to wait 3 or 4 more majors keeping that good form to really see something special.

Oh then I may be wrong. ;) I didn't see their last match, only the last set and Caroline made so many unforced errors, so did Goerges... what an ugly match :tape:
It didn't seem clear to me that Goerges has really a plan B, that's what I am trying to say. But as I am not a big follower of her, I may be wrong.

The 1st. set was clean from Julia ok maybe unless the 1st. couple of games... Julia had 30+ winners and it's never the Dane's UEs who decided for the outcome of the match. ;)

Temperenka
May 7th, 2011, 03:10 PM
OMFG way to go, Snickers!! Great form :yeah:

Take the title and take a break before Paris!

Julia :hug: She's in great form too. Hopefully she gets a nice draw in Paris

Martian Jeza
May 7th, 2011, 04:02 PM
Did you see how your BFF Vika past without much damages Görges, Caroline ? That's how you beat her ! I Truly hope you took some notes and learned ! 1st basic, you have to be aggressive against her otherwise you are screwed up ! Finding some angles at your shots, ... Vika did everything the contrary you did on Thursday !

But congratulations Vika on this clean a very good win ! Take the title tomorrow Vika

Roookie
May 7th, 2011, 04:08 PM
Let's face it, Julia is just Ivanovic 2.0. Good serve, great forehand but shitty backhand and suspect movement. I still wish her well at the French but wouldn't be surprise of a 3rd round lost :tape:

Congrats Vika...please win the French. :bounce:

:secret: Imagine Vika winning a slam before no. 1 Caro :o:help:

gmak
May 7th, 2011, 04:38 PM
Vika :yeah: :D :) another solid match
win this now :drool:

Julia :sad: :hug: great 2 weeks still

doooma6816
May 7th, 2011, 04:41 PM
Julia was bad, but she looked tired, a looot of errors.
But Vika was solid. :yeah:

JN
May 7th, 2011, 05:04 PM
Julia sacrificed herself (then went one better) for the good of the tour. Well done m'lady. And good job Victoria.

Juju Nostalgique
May 7th, 2011, 05:14 PM
Azz :yeah: :hatoff:

Julia-a-a GaGa :hug: :awww:

Break My Rapture
May 7th, 2011, 05:15 PM
Julia was expectedly gassed this time. :hug: Rest up.

Solid play from Snickers, nothing more nothing less. :cheer: Win the title please. :hearts:

Break My Rapture
May 7th, 2011, 05:16 PM
Did you see how your BFF Vika past without much damages Görges, Caroline ? That's how you beat her ! I Truly hope you took some notes and learned ! 1st basic, you have to be aggressive against her otherwise you are screwed up ! Finding some angles at your shots, ... Vika did everything the contrary you did on Thursday !

But congratulations Vika on this clean a very good win ! Take the title tomorrow Vika
Wozniacki's groundstrokes and ROS do not have what it takes to beat Goerges as comfortably as Azarenka can.

Derek.
May 7th, 2011, 05:58 PM
Yes, Vika! :D :woohoo:

Corswandt
May 7th, 2011, 07:00 PM
37 UEs over two short sets? Not breaking Toria even once? Really, Julinha?

Julinha with nothing in the tank, both physically and mentally. Almost makes me appreciate Wozniacka's relentless hogging (almost because I still contend that there isn't much mental effort involved in flat out pushing). A shitload of lazy errors, couldn't keep the ball in play for more than a couple of shots, just swung away at the ball not caring much where it would land.

Toria today for once was facing someone who clearly wasn't interested in rallying with her - as in, at all. Julinha just went for it whenever she was given the chance and often even when she wasn't, and for a few moments, particularly early in the first, she was exposing Toria as completely underpowered and was hitting through her at will.

But Julinha's BH ROS remains a joke, and she never really threatened Toria on serve - or at least not as much as she could have done. Toria as helpless against Julinha's serve (which can't be praised enough - even that 2nd serve kicker is just sick) as everyone else for about a set and a half, but in the 2nd set she eventually began returning a few more serves - enough returns at least for Julinha to hit homeruns off them.

hurricanejeanne
May 7th, 2011, 07:23 PM
Minimal Fuckery! :cheer:

Allez, Vika! :cheer:

CillyUltra
May 7th, 2011, 08:37 PM
Logical end for one of the most amazing fairytale runs of a German player.

This girl was on position 81 a year ago, winning two matches in a row once in 15 tournaments through Wimbledon. She was a solid Top 40 player 3 weeks ago, emerging from a slump, battling with inconsistency that comes with this pace of upswing. It started with the retirement of Azarenka, but how relentlessly she took her chances thereafter...I couldn't imagine it in my obscurest dreams. Even the recent achievements of Petkovic were foreseeable compared to that.

Future will tell if she can establish herself as one of the best clay court players. Dealing with the expectations at this level is a tremendous challenge, but she showed some bravery and physical resilience in these past weeks that can shape a future top player.

CillyUltra
May 7th, 2011, 08:47 PM
some of the TF users are really :facepalm:
Yesterday like , wow Julia, new favourite for RG? blabla and today she is terrible , brainless ballbasher etc. :facepalm: Mmh, what were your thoughts about the Safina match again... ;)


Michael do not waste your time trying to understand the irrationality.




CONSTITUTION OF THE TENNIS FORUM

Article. I.

Section. 1. Every player has his haters.

JCTennisFan
May 7th, 2011, 08:49 PM
Hehe, maybe this result will quell all of the "Goerges is Gonna win the FO!" crap, atleast temporarily. She has definitely shown that she can produce some big hitting, nice tennis but so have lots of other girls that ended up not being consistent enough, mentally strong enough, or gutsy enough to win GS's. Its alot more than just having a hot streak now and then. Hopefully though Goerges will prove me wrong... but he still has alot of proving period.

starin
May 7th, 2011, 08:50 PM
seems like Azarenka is finally trying to beef up her serve a little.

Apoleb
May 7th, 2011, 09:31 PM
Toria today for once was facing someone who clearly wasn't interested in rallying with her

Actually Julia tried to moon ball with her on the backhand side, but Azarenka can take the ball early and my favorite part of the match is when she hit a drive volley winner off one of the moon balls/ :tape:

Only in the second set Julia decided to go all for it on the bakchand and expectantly missed 9/10.

I dunno, I don't think this match is particularly out of character for Julia. I think her backhand is this bad, and it will be even more exposed on faster surfaces. It's too bad cause I still think her forehand and serve are world class.

MB.
May 7th, 2011, 10:07 PM
I'm offline for 2 days and Victoria Azarenka gets coronated as "Queen".

Does the Empress know about this?

Tennisation
May 7th, 2011, 11:03 PM
I'm offline for 2 days and Victoria Azarenka gets coronated as "Queen".

Does the Empress know about this?The irrelevant Empress have been demoded to servant.

TheBoiledEgg
May 8th, 2011, 09:57 AM
Actually Julia tried to moon ball with her on the backhand side, but Azarenka can take the ball early and my favorite part of the match is when she hit a drive volley winner off one of the moon balls/ :tape:



that was just :drool: :drool:

Mr.Sharapova
May 8th, 2011, 10:21 AM
Actually Julia tried to moon ball with her on the backhand side, but Azarenka can take the ball early and my favorite part of the match is when she hit a drive volley winner off one of the moon balls/ :tape:

Only in the second set Julia decided to go all for it on the bakchand and expectantly missed 9/10.

I dunno, I don't think this match is particularly out of character for Julia. I think her backhand is this bad, and it will be even more exposed on faster surfaces. It's too bad cause I still think her forehand and serve are world class.

I noticed that :tape:. She though that Azarenka is like Wozniacki :help:.

bandabou
May 8th, 2011, 10:40 AM
Did you see how your BFF Vika past without much damages Görges, Caroline ? That's how you beat her ! I Truly hope you took some notes and learned ! 1st basic, you have to be aggressive against her otherwise you are screwed up ! Finding some angles at your shots, ... Vika did everything the contrary you did on Thursday !

But congratulations Vika on this clean a very good win ! Take the title tomorrow Vika

Nahh..the question should be: Vika, how can you let your BFF own you like she does..when you can so easily dismiss Julia Goerges?! :shrug:

Hian
May 8th, 2011, 10:45 AM
Aggressive moonballer :lol: Lose to Patty in Rome, I don't want to see you anymore.

LoLex
May 8th, 2011, 11:32 AM
Azarenka is not the Queen and Goerges is not gorgeous.

Good effort, Vika.

Shinjiro
May 8th, 2011, 12:38 PM
Aggressive moonballer :lol: ATP forum


Joke aside, as pointed out by Apoleb, Ana played more or less the same back when she was bringing her best work at the Slams, so your avatar strikes me a bit as an oddity.


Actually Julia tried to moon ball with her on the backhand side, but Azarenka can take the ball early and my favorite part of the match is when she hit a drive volley winner off one of the moon balls/ :tape:
Yes, that was how she was broken after failing to convert any of her 3 game points. There was a similar play later in the match, again featuring early ball-striking, in the form of a one-two punch combo off a Julia moonball, IIRC.