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Marionated
Jun 2nd, 2011, 05:01 PM
Eastbourne
Wimbledon

Withdrew from Birmingham

Can she finally break the Eastbourne SF curse? :lol:

Ferg
Jun 2nd, 2011, 05:59 PM
Really looking forward to this. Though I would like her to play Birmingham, if shes tired, she must rest. She has a long break after Wimbledon though so pushing on for the next 3-4 weeks would be nice.

Marionated
Jun 2nd, 2011, 06:24 PM
I'm very excited too, but I don't want to see that passive tennis we saw on the grass last year :tears:

You're right about Birmingham. I guess we'll just have to wait and see. If she is feeling up to playing, she should really make the final.

Also, she should be at eight in the race now so if she can keep up this consistency, there's a good chance she could qualify for the YEC, and that's not taking the possibility of withdrawals into account.

Lighter
Jun 2nd, 2011, 06:39 PM
She just said during her press conference that she wants to rest, probably with her family. Hope she will play Birmingham.

Ferg
Jun 2nd, 2011, 07:37 PM
She seemed very passive all last year but shes really stepped up the aggresiveness this year I think and its making the difference. I hope grass is the same.

Lighter
Jun 2nd, 2011, 08:48 PM
She will watch males semi tomorrow. But she's not sure to see female finals. It means that she's decided to join Birmingham like Pova.

bruce goose
Jun 2nd, 2011, 11:18 PM
Playing all three??!!??Is that really necessary,Marion?Just win the third one and everyone'll forget where you finished in the other two:p

Iceland
Jun 3rd, 2011, 09:16 AM
I really hope she withdraws from Eastbourne. She hasn't stopped playing for so long... If she wants to shine in Wimbledon, she really should have some rest.
In 2007, she only got to 4th round. This year she played 2 more matches, and it can make the difference!

Lighter
Jun 3rd, 2011, 09:38 AM
I suppose that she will give more information on TV today. I won't be surprised to see her between males semi.

Lighter
Jun 3rd, 2011, 10:07 AM
She withdraws of Birmingham.

Back in Eastbourne

Source : l'équipe street edition.

Marionated
Jun 3rd, 2011, 10:27 AM
Ok, I'll change the thread title :p

Disappointing for me as I was looking foward to seeing her play Birmingham again but the right decision.

Lighter
Jun 3rd, 2011, 10:32 AM
Ok, I'll change the thread title :p

Disappointing for me as I was looking foward to seeing her play Birmingham again but the right decision.She probably needs to rest.

Iceland
Jun 3rd, 2011, 02:09 PM
Yes! Quite a relief I have to say!

bruce goose
Jun 3rd, 2011, 03:06 PM
Ok, I'll change the thread title :p

Disappointing for me as I was looking foward to seeing her play Birmingham again but the right decision.Obviously,I'm getting only second-hand info,but I heard that Birmingham was kind of an ugly,industrial town...not really worth seeing...and it would be kind of insane for Marion to jump right into all 3 grass tourneys after deep runs at Strasbourg and RG.Sorry that you're gonna miss her,though;better luck to you soon:hatoff:

Barktra
Jun 3rd, 2011, 03:47 PM
Not to be a negative nancy. If Venus is still playing in eastbourne, their is a possiblity that Marion could draw her in the first round. So hopefully that will not happen.

Marionated
Jun 3rd, 2011, 04:12 PM
Obviously,I'm getting only second-hand info,but I heard that Birmingham was kind of an ugly,industrial town...not really worth seeing...and it would be kind of insane for Marion to jump right into all 3 grass tourneys after deep runs at Strasbourg and RG.Sorry that you're gonna miss her,though;better luck to you soon:hatoff:

I meant on tv :lol: We get great coverage over here.

I've never been to Birmingham.

Ferg
Jun 3rd, 2011, 05:24 PM
At least she'll be seeded in Eastbourne now. I didnt like the look of it.

bruce goose
Jun 3rd, 2011, 10:07 PM
I meant on tv :lol: We get great coverage over here.

I've never been to Birmingham.You could try to visit the Birmingham in Alabama one time;it's got a lovely history as a town where police used fire hoses on civil rights protesters.However,I seriously doubt that they'll get a WTA tourney at any time in the near future,so you're not likely to see Marion:hearts: THERE,either;)

Six Feet Under
Jun 5th, 2011, 03:41 AM
Good decision to miss Birmingham, its the only 64 draw MM, a win wont mean much.

Im going to keep my expectations low (i like when she surpasses them :angel:)

SF eastbourne and 4th round wimbledon seems to be her average run

bruce goose
Jun 5th, 2011, 06:27 AM
Good decision to miss Birmingham, its the only 64 draw MM, a win wont mean much.

Im going to keep my expectations low (i like when she surpasses them :angel:)

SF eastbourne and 4th round wimbledon seems to be her average runWe all know about the etiquette at the pristine all-England club,but maybe Marion would have more freedom at Eastbourne to go on court with the same make-up displayed in your avy;).I'd pay good money to see the reaction:lol:

Ferg
Jun 7th, 2011, 05:06 PM
I hope she doesnt get one of the Williams' in the first round :scared:

bruce goose
Jun 8th, 2011, 04:11 AM
I hope she doesnt get one of the Williams' in the first round :scared:Can't remember the last time one of them played a grass-court tuneup...almost makes you think that their confidence isn't as rock-solid as it normally is....This might be the ideal shot for Marion to win...and,honestly,it wouldn't be quite as special to win Wimby in their absence,IMO

Lighter
Jun 11th, 2011, 11:23 AM
Eastbourne :

Vera Zvonareva vs. Heather Watson
Tsvetana Pironkova vs. Serena Williams
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs. Q
Nadia Petrova vs. Sam Stosur
Peng Shuai vs. Vika Azarenka
aravane Rezai vs. Elena Baltacha
Maria Jo Martina Sanchez vs. Shahar Peer
Marion Bartoli vs. Lucie Safarova

Joee
Jun 11th, 2011, 03:42 PM
Lucie...oh dear. :/

Alizé Molik
Jun 11th, 2011, 03:59 PM
Lucie may pull out as she has just made the Copenhagen final!

bruce goose
Jun 11th, 2011, 04:12 PM
Eastbourne is simply a packed field;Marion knew that from the start so there couldn't have been any expectation of a cakewalk draw...and I don't think that Marion currently has such an attitude,either....Thankfully:)

Ferg
Jun 11th, 2011, 05:05 PM
Very winneable first two rounds. Lucie is bound to be tired, and MJMS and Peer are both slumping. Its the quarter, with Vika, I worry about... The semi streak might come to an end.

bruce goose
Jun 11th, 2011, 10:09 PM
Very winneable first two rounds. Lucie is bound to be tired,Well,if Lucie wins the final,then maybe Berdych will visit to celebrate with her...and then she'll be REALLY tired the next morning;).....Not that Marion needs THAT much help:p

Six Feet Under
Jun 12th, 2011, 02:38 AM
Pretty good draw, i'd be happy with quarters :)She could have drew a willams sister :/

bruce goose
Jun 12th, 2011, 04:33 AM
Pretty good draw, i'd be happy with quarters :)She could have drew a willams sister :/You mean,Marion could have 'drawn' a Williams sister;).Btw,Conor seems to be a nice fellow,but he could use a bit of your creativity in naming Marion threads in the future:p.Ultimately,Marion's on-court result is the most important outcome:angel:

Marionated
Jun 12th, 2011, 09:14 PM
Any suggestions, Bruce? :p

I expect a QF loss to Azarenka :rolleyes:

bruce goose
Jun 12th, 2011, 11:49 PM
Any suggestions, Bruce? :pWell,if you like it,you could use something such as,"Marion Mows Down Her Foes on Grass";)

Lighter
Jun 13th, 2011, 06:20 PM
Tuesday OoP : Court 2, 11:00 AM

Alexander Slabinsky vs. Kevin Anderson
Rainer Schuettler vs. Sergiy Stakhovsky
Lucie Safarova vs. Marion Bartoli
Qualifier vs. Daniela Hantuchova
Bopanna/Qureshi vs. Andujar/Garcia-Lopez
Keothavong/Watson vs. Peng/Zheng

bruce goose
Jun 13th, 2011, 07:28 PM
Will tip my hat off to Ms.Berdych if she's willing to face the Bartoli grass-ass-kicking machine on short rest:)

Marionated
Jun 14th, 2011, 03:33 PM
Changed the thread title :p

A very hard fought win today. A rematch of last years QF against MJMS next.

Ferg
Jun 14th, 2011, 04:58 PM
:cheer: great stuff! never lost belief cus shes fights so hard here. very winneable next match, she should be able to outhit MJMS. she isnt playing as well as she was last year either. 32 wins this year, how many did she win last year again? :confused:


hope someone takes out Vika :scared:

Marionated
Jun 14th, 2011, 05:06 PM
34 wins last year.

I can't see Bally taking out Azarenka.

Ferg
Jun 14th, 2011, 05:15 PM
34 only :hysteric: My god. I knew it wasnt a great year but I didnt think it was quite that bad. And we`re not even on the fast hardcourts yet... Well lets just hope Vika loses her head completely against Bally or Marion! hope I didnt jinx Marion there.

Lighter
Jun 14th, 2011, 08:55 PM
Wednesday OoP : Court 2 (from 11.00hrs)
1. Petra Kvitova vs. Ekaterina Makarova
2. ATP: Young vs. Seppi
3. María José Martínez Sánchez vs. Marion Bartoli
4. ATP: Rochus vs. Berlocq

Ferg
Jun 14th, 2011, 09:10 PM
Exact same as today.

bruce goose
Jun 15th, 2011, 02:57 AM
Changed the thread title :p

A very hard fought win today. A rematch of last years QF against MJMS next.Very UN-British if you to be so flexible:lol:.You could've completely ignored mine and chosen your own replacement:angel:.Still,I'll remember this and promise to never issue anything more than a mild complaint in the future:hatoff:

Best of all---Marion managed to fight the MP and win the match,otherwise the thread title would've made us look pretty dumb;)

Six Feet Under
Jun 15th, 2011, 04:50 AM
What a fight!

Marion had only broken Lucie's serve once before and managed to break her at the end! and saved an MP too :hearts:

Lighter
Jun 15th, 2011, 11:36 AM
Seed 10 in Wimbledon. Serena 8 and Venus 24.

Marionated
Jun 15th, 2011, 12:02 PM
Very UN-British if you to be so flexible:lol:.You could've completely ignored mine and chosen your own replacement:angel:.Still,I'll remember this and promise to never issue anything more than a mild complaint in the future:hatoff:

Best of all---Marion managed to fight the MP and win the match,otherwise the thread title would've made us look pretty dumb;)

I did choose your suggestion :confused:

Yes 10th seed. Potentially a 3rd round encounter with Venus :scared:

bruce goose
Jun 15th, 2011, 01:35 PM
I did choose your suggestion :confused:

Yes 10th seed. Potentially a 3rd round encounter with Venus :scared:You need to re-read more carefully;);I said that you COULD have chosen your own if you had wanted to do so....and let's not get ahead of ourselves for Wimby.If Marion wants to BE the best there,then she must BEAT the best....just like she did when she defeated a former RG champion a few weeks ago on the red stuff:cool:

Marionated
Jun 15th, 2011, 01:41 PM
Oh I just re-read your post :facepalm: :p

Six Feet Under
Jun 15th, 2011, 02:12 PM
not appreciating how long this match is taking :(
especially after yesterdays marathon :unsure:

Alizé Molik
Jun 15th, 2011, 03:24 PM
this could be her time against Vika!

Ferg
Jun 15th, 2011, 05:22 PM
Excellent, another win!!! Straight sets is nice, and yet another quarter final this year. Too bad she wont beat Vika. :tears: Im calling it now, Im such a pessimist. :o

Slightly bitter about Serena taking Marion's top 8 seeding from her but its to be expected I guess! At least shes gonna get Sharapova, Petra, Serena or Fran though, rather than Vika/Caro/Bepa/Na which she'd get in the 13-16 bracket.

misty1
Jun 15th, 2011, 05:54 PM
on the other hand if she does beat vika chances are very good for her to take her first title of the season

so far in the 3 tournaments vika has lost in since the AO before she reached the final each player that beat her went on to take the title

maria in rome
julia in stuttgart
li at roland garros

Marionated
Jun 15th, 2011, 07:06 PM
There is just so much mental baggage against Azarenka from the last two completed losses:

.Stanford 6-3 3-1* 40-30 and misses a return on break point, or so I read. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong. I didn't see the match.

.Montreal the four set points in the tie-break- 2 missed returns IIRC :facepalm:

It would be her best victory in a long time if she could some how get the win here, but as you said, Ferg it's very unlikely.

Plus, whilst it's great she's back in the top 10 her record against top 10 players this year is 0-5, not counting the Clijsters win. I hate that stat.

One thing's for sure, she's going to have to serve well, certainly much better than today.

Lighter
Jun 15th, 2011, 07:28 PM
Thursday OoP : Court 1 (from 11.00hrs)
1. ATP: Tipsarevic vs. Kukushkin (tbc)
2. Petra Kvitova vs. Agnieszka Radwanska
3. Victoria Azarenka vs. Marion Bartoli
4. ATP: Kunitsyn vs. Benneteau
5. ATP: Dimitrov/Seppi vs. [Knowle/Sa or Fleming/Hutchins]

Ferg
Jun 15th, 2011, 07:29 PM
"After last year's full-on US Open schedule, Marion Bartoli say's she plans to reduce her US Open Series from 5 tournaments to 3 this year."


Stanford and the two mandatories then. Not a bad idea, I just thank fuck that shes not playing New Haven. She wont screw herself up for NY like she did last year.

Lighter
Jun 15th, 2011, 07:39 PM
"After last year's full-on US Open schedule, Marion Bartoli say's she plans to reduce her US Open Series from 5 tournaments to 3 this year."


Stanford and the two mandatories then. Not a bad idea, I just thank fuck that shes not playing New Haven. She wont screw herself up for NY like she did last year.She will probably skip Newhaven.

So, Stanford (confirmed), Cincinnattti and Toronto before US Open.

bruce goose
Jun 16th, 2011, 01:43 AM
Though I don't wish any injury upon her,Vika has proven to be somewhat fragile so,if she gets nicked up a little,that might be all the opening that Marion needs:)

Alizé Molik
Jun 16th, 2011, 08:58 AM
does this mean we will see her on TV today?!

Ferg
Jun 16th, 2011, 09:23 AM
Nope, no coverage on court 1 I think.... Thats what people were saying in the OOP thread.

Marionated
Jun 16th, 2011, 09:32 AM
Only centre court is televised.

bruce goose
Jun 16th, 2011, 12:44 PM
Dani is 0-10 vs. Venus,with FEW of those matches being terribly close...so,if she manages to finish this off(a BIG 'if' still),then it should give Marion plenty of hope,too

Barktra
Jun 16th, 2011, 02:25 PM
:unsure:Victoria leads the H2H 0-6 and including Azarenka defeating her in the semifinals in eastbourne last year. She just needs to attack the Azarenka forehand and get the first strike.

Ferg
Jun 16th, 2011, 05:03 PM
Fuck yeah!!! I dont care how she did it, its still an amazing result! Terrific serve stats, has finally beaten her, defends her semi here, up to 34 wins, yet another semi this year!!! :cheer:


Sam has just beaten Bepa in a very long match too so this just makes it all better! I really hope she can take Sam out now!

bruce goose
Jun 16th, 2011, 07:59 PM
Fuck yeah!!! I dont care how she did it, its still an amazing result! Terrific serve stats, has finally beaten her, defends her semi here, up to 34 wins, yet another semi this year!!! :cheer:


Sam has just beaten Bepa in a very long match too so this just makes it all better! I really hope she can take Sam out now!Well,you blew another prediction when you guaranteed a Marion loss:p...but at least you're happy about it as any true fan would be:hatoff:

Ferg
Jun 16th, 2011, 08:03 PM
I just didnt want to be bitterly disappointed again Bruce!

Marionated
Jun 16th, 2011, 08:35 PM
I hate that it had to be retirement but I believe she would have won anyway. Love the way she responded to being down 0-30 in the first game of the second set.

Really hoping for a Marion-Petra final.

Lighter
Jun 16th, 2011, 09:33 PM
Friday, June 17, 2011

Friday OoP : Centre Court (from 11.30hrs)
1. Petra Kvitova vs. Daniela Hantuchova
2. Samantha Stosur vs. Marion Bartoli
3. ATP: Kunitsyn vs. Seppi (NB 14.00hrs)
4. ATP: Nishikori vs. Tipsarevic
5. ATP: Dimitrov/Seppi vs. Erlich/Ram

Ferg
Jun 16th, 2011, 10:16 PM
Cmmmon Marion you can take her no problem! A non retirement top 10 win this year please!!! Sam isnt a very acomplished grass player to say the least so a loss would be very disappointing.

bruce goose
Jun 16th, 2011, 11:08 PM
I hate that it had to be retirement but I believe she would have won anyway. Love the way she responded to being down 0-30 in the first game of the second set.

Really hoping for a Marion-Petra final.Not that I'm gonna lose a lot of sleep over it,but I hope that Vika's WD was mostly precautionary...and that she'll still play Wimbledon...and THAT's where I'd especially prefer to see the Petra:hearts: v.Marion:hearts: final....I'll cheer for Marion mostly because she's not as young as my newest Czech gf;)

Six Feet Under
Jun 17th, 2011, 12:38 AM
Finally get to watch her play! Should be a good match :D Plus wimbledon draw comes out in around 10 hours! :)

bruce goose
Jun 17th, 2011, 01:14 AM
Finally get to watch her play! Should be a good match :D Plus wimbledon draw comes out in around 10 hours! :)It's good that your previous avy girl took her make-up off...though she seems sort of upset about it:p.At least now the SW19 security staff will allow her access to the grounds to watch Marion:)

Lighter
Jun 17th, 2011, 08:17 AM
Marion's dad speaks : http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/breves2011/20110617_093348_bartoli-un-equilibre-personnel.html

In English : http://translate.google.fr/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=fr&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=fr&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lequipe.fr%2FTennis%2Fbreves201 1%2F20110617_093348_bartoli-un-equilibre-personnel.html&act=url

Ferg
Jun 17th, 2011, 09:36 AM
I think she got Kvitova in R4... The bottom half, it sound sincredibly tough, it also has Na, Serena, Venus, and Zvonareva.

Six Feet Under
Jun 17th, 2011, 09:40 AM
She's in Serena's section :sobbing::o:o:o:o

Ferg
Jun 17th, 2011, 09:43 AM
R1: Q
R2: Dominguez Lino/Oprandi
R3 Rodina/Scheepers/Pennetta/Begu
R4: Serena :o :o :facepalm:


Easy first 3 rounds and then this.... FUCK.

Ferg
Jun 17th, 2011, 09:44 AM
Oh well, it'll be a test? :scared:

Six Feet Under
Jun 17th, 2011, 09:45 AM
I hate life :sobbing:
Where did you see the draw?

Ferg
Jun 17th, 2011, 09:48 AM
Was on the Wimbledon website.

Marionated
Jun 17th, 2011, 10:03 AM
4th round will mean she's lived up to her seeding; that's a good tournament. It's not a terrible draw. She could have got Sabine in the first round.

Of course we can't take anything for granted. There are some pretty tough qualifiers.

Ferg
Jun 17th, 2011, 10:36 AM
I suppose if shes ever to beat Serena in a Slam., this is the time to do it. Shes not fit yet, not match sharp and has to play 3 matches first.

Six Feet Under
Jun 17th, 2011, 10:39 AM
Is it raining in esatbourne?

Iceland
Jun 17th, 2011, 10:41 AM
Marion's draw till the 4th round isn't very tough at least. Plus, if she really wants to win a Slam, she will have to get past some big names at some point.
This draw can be fun. :)

For now she has a SF to win! Allez!

Marionated
Jun 17th, 2011, 10:42 AM
The weather is supposed to be very bad today. They may have to go indoors.

Ferg
Jun 17th, 2011, 10:55 AM
I hope its indoors, surely they cant risk holding the players until sunday or even monday? Tomorrow is supposed to be quite bad tomorrow too apparently?

Iceland
Jun 17th, 2011, 10:57 AM
I just realized Marion could face grass court queen Tammy in R1 :unsure:
Sucks about Eastbourne.

Marionated
Jun 17th, 2011, 11:11 AM
Yeah Saturday's forecast isn't good either.

bruce goose
Jun 17th, 2011, 12:51 PM
The weather is supposed to be very bad today. They may have to go indoors.You should know that when it comes to the LTA--as with FIFA or the RCC--it's not about making intelligent,sober deduction,it's all about "tradition":p....Marion should tell them 'foulez-vous' if they can't come up with a solution cuz THIS isn't the grass tourney she really wants to win;)

Barktra
Jun 17th, 2011, 01:48 PM
I hope they will stream the semifinals if they go indoors. Is their a possibility they won't stream it?

Lighter
Jun 17th, 2011, 05:09 PM
Saturday OoP : Marion/Sam

From 10:30 am on center court

http://www.lta.org.uk/fans-major-events/AEGON-British-Tennis-Series/AEGON-International/Match-Centre/?day=18June2011

Ferg
Jun 17th, 2011, 05:32 PM
uguuguhgh. it better not fucking rain.

bruce goose
Jun 17th, 2011, 10:27 PM
uguuguhgh. it better not fucking rain.Don't worry;I taught Marion some Spanish so,if it rains tomorrow,she's gonna tell the Eastbourne retards,"Besame el culo"...and make her way to Wimbledon;)

Ferg
Jun 17th, 2011, 10:44 PM
I think as long as it doesnt rain, she'll make an effort. Shes not going to make Wimby earlier by tanking like what happened in Hobart, so I hope she tries her hardest, and I think she will. As long as the final is played tomorrow too.

Marionated
Jun 17th, 2011, 11:28 PM
I hope you're right, Ferg. I really do.

bruce goose
Jun 18th, 2011, 04:51 AM
I hope you're right, Ferg. I really do.Don't mean this as an insult to YOU at all...but...if the final gets rained out again...on top of the THREE fu--ing days it's taken to finish the Wimby 3rd-round qualies:rolleyes:...your country will have its significant tennis hosting privileges REVOKED!!....And I'd say that even if Marion weren't in the final....You guys can still host piddly-ass 10Ks,badminton,croquet,BocciBall,lawn darts...and any other piss-ant event that won't be missed when it gets rained out

Ferg
Jun 18th, 2011, 10:03 AM
The match will never be played.

Ferg
Jun 18th, 2011, 11:42 AM
6-3 6-1. faster than set one in the other semi. 3rd top 10 win this year, 1st by non retirement! PLEASE win the final Marion...

Sasja
Jun 18th, 2011, 11:43 AM
Marion is in the final :D She def Stosur 6-3 6-1 :worship:

74% 1st serves in
17 winners / 9 UE
3 aces / 2 DF
4/4 BP won
6/9 net points won

Six Feet Under
Jun 18th, 2011, 11:44 AM
Solid :worship:

Joee
Jun 18th, 2011, 11:45 AM
SupA!

Ferg
Jun 18th, 2011, 11:48 AM
Kvitova just won the first set... I would have preferred Dani in the final :sobbing: Hope it goes to a third set :devil:

Marionated
Jun 18th, 2011, 11:50 AM
Eastbourne
Wimbledon

Withdrew from Birmingham

Can she finally break the Eastbourne SF curse? :lol:

Yes she can :) So impressive today.

And Petra just won the first set :hearts:

Ferg
Jun 18th, 2011, 12:18 PM
Hope she can control the ball and force errors from Kvitova.

Joee
Jun 18th, 2011, 04:22 PM
Just fabulous for Marion. Imagine - She was match points down in R1 to Lucie...and now she has won the tournament....First title since 2009 in Stanford...where she also saved MP's on her way to the title.

Superb!

Marionated
Jun 18th, 2011, 04:23 PM
Great tournament. It's a real shame we couldn't see many flashy winners from her today in the final, but she adapted so well to the conditions.

Six Feet Under
Jun 18th, 2011, 04:25 PM
Grass GOAT, her match against sam was faboulous.

Very glad with a win here, its practically a QF at Wimbledon, so if she can defend her 4th round points im very content :)

Iceland
Jun 18th, 2011, 04:26 PM
Phew, I would have been mad if she lost another final this year. It's important for her to own a title on grass :).
I heard she injured herself, what happened? Is it really bad?
Three top ten players defeated. :yeah:
Didn't she win Stanford saving a MP on the way too?

Marionated
Jun 18th, 2011, 04:30 PM
They showed on the replay that she strained herself when returning a serve. She took some anti inflammatories.

She saved two match points against JJ in Stanford.

Six Feet Under
Jun 18th, 2011, 04:32 PM
Phew, I would have been mad if she lost another final this year. It's important for her to own a title on grass :).
I heard she injured herself, what happened? Is it really bad?
Three top ten players defeated. :yeah:
Didn't she win Stanford saving a MP on the way too?

I think she saved 2 against JJ in the Quarters.

That was the "I always beat her :shrug:" / "Bartoli's gonna get it tommorow :devil:" incident :lol:
She strained her thigh, it looked like, she was limping pretty bad i really thought it was over.
3 top 10 wins? :eek::hearts:

Cracks 4000 ranking points :D, but doesnt move up any spots :(
4-8 have alot more points than in previous times :lol:

Six Feet Under
Jun 18th, 2011, 04:35 PM
She's back up to 5 in the race too :D

Lighter
Jun 18th, 2011, 04:37 PM
Phew, I would have been mad if she lost another final this year. It's important for her to own a title on grass :).
I heard she injured herself, what happened? Is it really bad?
Three top ten players defeated. :yeah:
Didn't she win Stanford saving a MP on the way too?2 MP vs JJ

Marionated
Jun 18th, 2011, 04:59 PM
Yes, I remember that match so well. It was great.

She saved the first one with a backhand down the line winner and then JJ framed a forehand.

Marionated
Jun 18th, 2011, 05:15 PM
Made over 1 million dollars in prize money already this year.

Ferg
Jun 18th, 2011, 05:45 PM
YES :sobbing: I could write so much but I'd be here for about half an hour. This win is extremely important, I wouldnt have been able to handle another final loss this year.

Injury? :scared:

BartoliBabes
Jun 18th, 2011, 05:53 PM
WD MB:inlove:

how does the injury look for SW19? threatening at all?

leviathane
Jun 18th, 2011, 06:00 PM
Yes :bounce:
Fabulous Marion :worship:

We can dream now to see Marion in Istanbul.

Lighter
Jun 18th, 2011, 06:19 PM
Marion Bartoli was not concerned about her injury and was certain to be fit for Wimbledon.

"My muscle started to get tight and after the support I received with the tape it was better and now I have two days off so I am definitely going to be okay for Wimbledon," she said.

Source : http://www.sportsnet.ca/tennis/2011/06/18/eastbourne_final/

Ferg
Jun 18th, 2011, 06:52 PM
thank god!! She has an easy first 3 rounds anyway.

Marionated
Jun 18th, 2011, 07:35 PM
I'm so anxious for the Qualifiers to be placed.

Lighter
Jun 18th, 2011, 09:06 PM
Q placed : Marion Bartoli v Kristyna Pliskova

Ferg
Jun 18th, 2011, 10:04 PM
Nice one.

Barktra
Jun 19th, 2011, 01:26 AM
I am going to change my avatar everytime Marion wins a title. So exicted for Wimbledon!!!!!!!

bruce goose
Jun 19th, 2011, 02:19 AM
Kicked my computer too hard and damaged the video card,so this quick message is coming to my fellow Marionettes:wavey: from the cyber center.....VAMOS,:hearts:MARION:bounce::bounce:!!!

Ferg
Jun 20th, 2011, 09:50 AM
Pliskova is very young isnt she?

Marion signed up for Quebec. So after Wimbledon finishes, a 3 week break, Stanford, a week break, Toronto, Cinci, a week break, US Open, Quebec. Im guessing a week break, then Tokyo, Beijing, and Osaka/Moscow/Nothing depending on how shes looking for Istanbul.

Marionated
Jun 20th, 2011, 11:19 AM
She's 19. She won junior Wimbledon last year.

Djezonfly
Jun 20th, 2011, 02:37 PM
I'm pretty sure Marion will skip Quebec after winning the USO :bowdown:

Lighter
Jun 20th, 2011, 07:10 PM
Tuesday OoP :
Marion : 4th position on Court 18

TV coverage

Ferg
Jun 20th, 2011, 07:18 PM
She seems to play here quite often.

Ferg
Jun 21st, 2011, 06:24 PM
6th win in a row, 0+2!! Nice and easy, will help her recover more from Eastbourne.

Marionated
Jun 21st, 2011, 06:32 PM
Good start.

She'll probably play Oprandi next, who could be tricky with her drop shots.

Lighter
Jun 21st, 2011, 08:48 PM
Oprandi has been injured since Rosmalen vs Jelena Dokic (left wrist). She lost to LDL 0 and 1. Marion will play LDL.

Ferg
Jun 21st, 2011, 08:49 PM
This shouldnt be too tough... As long as she keeps her head against the moonballer.

Marionated
Jun 21st, 2011, 08:52 PM
LDL has barely won matches on grass in her career. Should be comfortable straights.

Lighter
Jun 21st, 2011, 09:14 PM
Saw LDL vs Chaky in Rosmalen, she plays well. But Marion is a real tougher opponent. I just listened Marion on fft site, she explains that on grass, she really knows what she has to do. Gameplans are really clear. She wanted to finish R1 as soon as possible in order not to have to come back day after. She has known that Krystina Pliskova was wimbledon junior 2010 champion. It means that she could have played well on grass.

BartoliBabes
Jun 21st, 2011, 09:54 PM
next match should be pretty simple tbh, LDL has nothing to hurt her, at all!

bruce goose
Jun 22nd, 2011, 05:42 AM
Marion really had trouble in that match..........trouble staying awake:haha:

Seriously,I'd like some honest feedback here...and don't be afraid cuz I'm not gonna abandon Marion:hearts: even if she's guilty of the accusation: Has anyone heard any credible tennis voices accuse Marion of purposely distracting her opponents by moving around while they're serving??Just curious:angel:

Lighter
Jun 22nd, 2011, 07:55 PM
Friday OoP :
Marion : 4th position on Court 3

TV coverage

Marionated
Jun 22nd, 2011, 08:21 PM
I certainly don't believe she does it to distract her opponent, Bruce.
Nobody has ever complained to the umpire anyway.
Eurgh on so late again tomorrow :rolleyes:

Ferg
Jun 23rd, 2011, 10:01 AM
Fran said it doesnt distract her after RG semi and said players should be concentrating on themselves anyway.
She'll probably be left till tomorrow now if shes on last :facepalm:

bruce goose
Jun 23rd, 2011, 01:46 PM
Thanks to Ferg and Conor for the input: From the way you two describe things,Marion's habit is a point of contention for weak-minded nitpickers who get distracted easily...but it's NOT any violation of tennis etiquette

Marionated
Jun 23rd, 2011, 04:13 PM
British summer is such a joke :o

Ferg
Jun 23rd, 2011, 04:24 PM
Wont be playing today anyway.

BartoliBabes
Jun 23rd, 2011, 07:19 PM
pissing me off that organisers refuse to start outside courts at 11am... and CC and C1 at 12... wtf, sooo many cancelled matches:fiery:

Marionated
Jun 23rd, 2011, 09:12 PM
1st on court 3.

Lighter
Jun 23rd, 2011, 09:15 PM
As expected.

Joee
Jun 23rd, 2011, 09:15 PM
Finally.

Ferg
Jun 24th, 2011, 02:27 AM
fuck sake im gonna havta get up fopr it so...

Six Feet Under
Jun 24th, 2011, 03:07 AM
YAY i can finally see her :D (both of her matches have been around 3 am for me :o)

bruce goose
Jun 24th, 2011, 03:26 AM
British summer is such a joke :oIn the end,I'm not gonna care about your crap weather one whit if Marion wins this,but we're THIS close to having the first Slam that gets re-located in mid-tourney

Alizé Molik
Jun 24th, 2011, 04:23 AM
pissing me off that organisers refuse to start outside courts at 11am... and CC and C1 at 12... wtf, sooo many cancelled matches:fiery:

I know it's so ridiculous. It's like they can't possible do anything different to how it's "supposed" to be done. :rolleyes:

Ferg
Jun 24th, 2011, 01:37 PM
well that was fun.

Six Feet Under
Jun 24th, 2011, 01:42 PM
:sobbing:

Marionated
Jun 24th, 2011, 01:44 PM
Imagine if LDL had served one of those monster aces she served to close out the first set on the third match point? :tears:

Absolutely loved the clutch play in the second set but the rest was a rather tortuous affair.

Just hope she has enought time to recover now.

Ferg
Jun 24th, 2011, 01:46 PM
Pennetta will make errors tomorrow.

Marionated
Jun 24th, 2011, 01:49 PM
Well she won't be junkballing and slicing, that's for sure. Marion will have pace to work with.

Iceland
Jun 24th, 2011, 01:59 PM
Flavia has a quite poor 2nd serve and her FH can be really erratic.
I remember how she crushed her in the 1st round of Wimbledon the year she reached the final.

Ferg
Jun 24th, 2011, 02:03 PM
Plus Pennetta is awful this year....

Ferg
Jun 24th, 2011, 02:05 PM
I hope she feels better :sobbing:

Lighter
Jun 24th, 2011, 02:20 PM
Saw LDL vs Chaky in Rosmalen, she plays well.... Confirmation today. Flavia gameplans are differents compared to LDL.

Remember match vs Sugi in Dubaï 2009 and JJ in Standord 2009....Who won the day after ?

Iceland
Jun 24th, 2011, 02:37 PM
How was her reaction after MP by the way? :)

Marionated
Jun 24th, 2011, 02:59 PM
Relieved :lol:

Lighter
Jun 24th, 2011, 03:21 PM
Marion just explained on TV what happened :

"J'aurais préféré gagner plus facilement (Sourire). Mais il y avait beaucoup de choses contre moi aujourd'hui, j'ai dû puiser au plus profond de moi-même pour renverser la vapeur. C'était vraiment très très dur. Le court était très très lent, un des plus lents que j'ai connus à Wimbledon. Pourtant j'ai joué sur un certain nombre de courts ici ! C'était tellement lent que parfois, j'avais même l'impression de me retrouver sur terre. Alors face à une joueuse qui fait des chips, des rondelles en lift... C'était un des pires courts pour moi aujourd'hui. Il a fallu que je puise dans mes ressources pour trouver la solution. Je suis fière de l'avoir trouvée. Même si j'aurais aimé la trouver plus facilement et aller plus vite."

It seems that court 3 is one of the slowest court of Wimbledon. And Sometimes, it was like she was playing on clay.

Confirmation on fft website : http://www.fft.fr/wimbledon/2011/?id=7402 Her voice seems ok. She explained that at 1-1 final set, she felt really bad. lol, she proposes herself as new court 3 gardener for next year.

BartoliBabes
Jun 24th, 2011, 04:52 PM
i didn't see it but i NEVER expected this scoreline...:help: LDL would've made C3 feel ALOT slower too:sad: just hope the next one is a bit smoother, to say the least:lol: we NEED that match with Serena to happen:devil:

Lighter
Jun 24th, 2011, 07:03 PM
Saturday OoP :

1st on court 12

Joee
Jun 24th, 2011, 07:11 PM
Hope she can beat Flavia without any hiccups or giving me a heart attack :P

bruce goose
Jun 24th, 2011, 09:01 PM
Relieved :lol:Don't mind it if Marion has to fight out tough victories as long as she doesn't wear herself out with a string of exhaustive 3-setters.VAMOS,:hearts:Marion:bounce::bounce:!!!

Ferg
Jun 25th, 2011, 02:27 PM
that was even more fun.

Djezonfly
Jun 25th, 2011, 02:33 PM
That was like a good spanking, painful but soooooo good :inlove:

Marionated
Jun 25th, 2011, 02:37 PM
I'm so proud of her. In the past she would have tanked after losing that first set but not today!

Ferg
Jun 25th, 2011, 02:42 PM
Yeah, I think she has turned a corner regarding the Slams.... I hope she has anyway. In the past, she would have lost her early matches in Paris and would have lost yetserday too.

Marionated
Jun 25th, 2011, 03:10 PM
Is her 4th round match played on monday or tuesday?

Ferg
Jun 25th, 2011, 03:12 PM
monday I imagine...

bruce goose
Jun 25th, 2011, 03:13 PM
Marionettes,we know almost with certainty who the next opponent is going to be:eek:,but let's stay strong in the face of danger and just imagine how glorious it'll be if Marion wins it:cool:

Marionated
Jun 25th, 2011, 04:25 PM
I have to say too some of the comments people make about her absolutely disgusting.

I, like everyone else, have players I dislike but it starts and stops at dislike. I find it quite disconcerting how people can make such comments about somebody they don't even know.

Ferg
Jun 25th, 2011, 04:28 PM
Like I said, they need help. And Im not joking, they honestly do.

Marionated
Jun 25th, 2011, 04:30 PM
Indeed. You would think that she had killed somebody :help:

Bartoli's Boy
Jun 25th, 2011, 06:05 PM
Marionettes,we know almost with certainty who the next opponent is going to be:eek:,but let's stay strong in the face of danger and just imagine how glorious it'll be if Marion wins it:cool:

If she's going to beat Serena at some point, now might be her best chance, don't you think? If the first set isn't close, then it's probably all over, but if she can manage to hang in there in the first set, maybe some doubts will creep into Serena's mind again. Is the comfortable win over Kirilenko enough to dispel any thoughts about how she could have gone out in both the first and second rounds? Who knows, but we can hope that Serena might still feel vulnerable if she isn't dominating her opponent in the way that she expects to be. :)

Of course all this relies on Marion coming out and having a game that is clicking on the day, because summoning mental toughness alone won't be enough against Serena. I don't feel super confident about that, but remain ever hopeful. :p

misty1
Jun 25th, 2011, 06:47 PM
i personally dont understand the hate at all

i love the fight she has, i love her game and i think, from what i have seen of her off court she is a good person

bruce goose
Jun 25th, 2011, 08:37 PM
I have to say too some of the comments people make about her absolutely disgusting.

I, like everyone else, have players I dislike but it starts and stops at dislike. I find it quite disconcerting how people can make such comments about somebody they don't even know.@Bartoli's Boy: I appreciated your thoughtful post:hatoff:

Let me take a wild guess here: A large portion of the hateful posters/(quintessential)losers have faves who were already eliminated,right;)?I'm sure their dislike of Marion is just co-incidental:p

Marionated
Jun 25th, 2011, 08:44 PM
@Bartoli's Boy: I appreciated your thoughtful post:hatoff:

Let me take a wild guess here: A large portion of the hateful posters/(quintessential)losers have faves who were already eliminated,right;)?I'm sure their dislike of Marion is just co-incidental:p

Fans of Pennetta and or posters who have always hated her.

bruce goose
Jun 25th, 2011, 08:53 PM
Fans of Pennetta and or posters who have always hated her.If you'd like to make some new friends,then you could post something like:

":hug:Don't be sad that Marion continued Flavia's legacy of being a complete ZERO at Slam events;if Marion hadn't beaten her,then she would've been destined to get her ass kicked soon by someone else...so it's really not so bad in the big picture,right?:angel:"

Of course,you're a lot nicer and more diplomatic than I am,Conor:lol:

Marionated
Jun 25th, 2011, 08:54 PM
:lol: Your'e sensible for not posting in general messages :p

Marionated
Jun 25th, 2011, 11:24 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/tennis/article-2008168/WIMBLEDON-2011-Angry-Marion-Bartoli-banishes-dad-crowd.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

Ferg
Jun 26th, 2011, 12:20 AM
Im a bit concerned that shes admitted to be playing on empty... Oh well, she reached our basic expectations here anyway and if she loses Monday she has 4 weeks to rest before Stanford. Shes pushed a bit ahead of Bepa, Kim and Fran in the race too.

bruce goose
Jun 26th, 2011, 05:14 AM
Im a bit concerned that shes admitted to be playing on empty... Oh well, she reached our basic expectations here anyway and if she loses Monday she has 4 weeks to rest before Stanford. Shes pushed a bit ahead of Bepa, Kim and Fran in the race too.Might be just wishful thinking on my part,but I think that Marion:hearts: will get enough rest with her day off to afford her a fighting chance in this next match

Bartoli's Boy
Jun 26th, 2011, 04:21 PM
Yes I hope so too. Plus when your opponent has played two long matches as well, it's not really a good excuse. If she loses, I think it will be because Serena is a multi-time GS champ, and there would be no shame in losing to her. :)

Also, I hope that everyone understands that I would in NO way wish this upon anyone just so that Marion could win a tennis match... but pulmonary embolism can cause varying degrees of damage to your lungs. Just because Serena survived it, it doesn't mean that her lung capacity hasn't been affected in some way. Even a slight loss of lung capacity could be devastating for an elite athlete, although it might not be a big deal to a normal person. I expect this is something that Serena has been worrying about before coming back, because she won't know how much it's affected her until she's really tested. It's a good sign for her that she got through some tight matches, but she looked quite out of breath when I was watching her.

Anyway, just pointing out that you can't really compare Marion being tired, to Serena potentially not being able to absorb as much oxygen... especially if Marion gets at least one day to rest.

PS... is Ronoc supposed to be Conor backwards? :eek: It never crossed my mind, haha! I'd wondered if it was a Celtic name/word for something. :p

bruce goose
Jun 26th, 2011, 04:29 PM
Yes I hope so too. Plus when your opponent has played two long matches as well, it's not really a good excuse. If she loses, I think it will be because Serena is a multi-time GS champ, and there would be no shame in losing to her. :)

Also, I hope that everyone understands that I would in NO way wish this upon anyone just so that Marion could win a tennis match... but pulmonary embolism can cause varying degrees of damage to your lungs. Just because Serena survived it, it doesn't mean that her lung capacity hasn't been affected in some way. Even a slight loss of lung capacity could be devastating for an elite athlete, although it might not be a big deal to a normal person. I expect this is something that Serena has been worrying about before coming back, because she won't know how much it's affected her until she's really tested. It's a good sign for her that she got through some tight matches, but she looked quite out of breath when I was watching her.

Anyway, just pointing out that you can't really compare Marion being tired, to Serena potentially not being able to absorb as much oxygen... especially if Marion gets at least one day to rest.

PS... is Ronoc supposed to be Conor backwards? :eek: It never crossed my mind, haha! I'd wondered if it was a Celtic name/word for something. :pYes,I understand;it's two totally different situations between wishing for Serena to drop dead or be permanently damaged:eek:......and hoping that her medical condition might leave her at less than peak efficiency for her match with Marion...hopefully the mods can figure that out:lol:

As for 'Ronoc',I might be 100% wrong but I basically guessed where he might've gotten the poster name from and he hasn't complained about my comments yet:angel:

Ferg
Jun 26th, 2011, 04:44 PM
Ronoc = Conor backwards


Thats mindblowing to me for some reason :sobbing:

Ferg
Jun 26th, 2011, 04:45 PM
Im a bit pissed that they put Marion and Serena on Court 1 instead of CC... while we get to see her early, Im going to have to go to a family members house to watch it as our Irish channel only shows CC. :p

Joee
Jun 26th, 2011, 05:02 PM
Tg4! Damn you!

bruce goose
Jun 26th, 2011, 05:06 PM
Ronoc = Conor backwards


Thats mindblowing to me for some reason :sobbing:A long time ago,I read that doing crosswords keeps your mind sharp.....well,arguing with GM trolls who hate our Marion can't be nearly as helpful,Ferg:p.Just think of them as 3-year-olds who prattle back and forth,each calling the other a 'poo-poo head'...and remember that Marion likely neither reads nor cares what they think:)....You'll save yourself lots of aggravation and have more freetime for healthier,mind-sharpening activities...........Having said all that,I'll repeat that I have NO proof whatsoever that Ronoc derived his poster moniker from the name Conor:lol:

Ferg
Jun 26th, 2011, 05:08 PM
I dont worry, they dont upset me, I just enjoy making fun of them and making them look like complete idiots for their irrational hate. :p

BartoliBabes
Jun 26th, 2011, 06:57 PM
i'm so glad i can FINALLY watch her tomorrow... after missing her last 2 comebacks cuz of work :(

Marionated
Jun 26th, 2011, 10:42 PM
Yes, my name is Conor :lol:

Finally I will get to see her on television tomorrow. I'm not expecting much though. I just hope she doesn't get a beat down.

Ferg
Jun 26th, 2011, 10:47 PM
Someone in GM made the point that Marion does have the power to rally with Serena and so could tire Serena out more as she isnt fully fit yet... Iv got to hold out some hope I suppose...

bruce goose
Jun 27th, 2011, 12:41 AM
Someone in GM made the point that Marion does have the power to rally with Serena and so could tire Serena out more as she isnt fully fit yet... Iv got to hold out some hope I suppose...Why not??Marion finally broke the Vika Curse which didn't seem to have ANY end in sight,and Marion beat the other prominent sis en route to the Stanford title....It'd be an upset,but not a mind-blowing one in light of recent developments

Ferg
Jun 27th, 2011, 02:24 PM
Marion in this tournament has takena good 10 years off my life I think. It still hasnt sunk in.

Alizé Molik
Jun 27th, 2011, 02:31 PM
Likewise! I'm just coming to grips with opening GM and seeing 20 hate threads on the same topic! Marion is back again! wow.

Alizé Molik
Jun 27th, 2011, 02:38 PM
Reading this thread with all the haters calling this a disgusting result etc. etc. is making me even happier.

Ferg
Jun 27th, 2011, 02:51 PM
In fairness Im pleasently surprised that its only the usual haters doing that, most of the Serena fans are quite restrained, I expected much much worse.

Joee
Jun 27th, 2011, 02:52 PM
So happy for Marion.

Alizé Molik
Jun 27th, 2011, 02:53 PM
In fairness Im pleasently surprised that its only the usual haters doing that, most of the Serena fans are quite restrained, I expected much much worse.

yeah the Serena fans have been really classy. Seeing haters like Langers and Libertango so pressed is magic :lol:

Marionated
Jun 27th, 2011, 03:17 PM
I never thought we'd see her back in the QF of Wimbledon. To think she had to save 3 match points against LDL.

Of course Serena wasn't at her best from the ground but she's still Serena and beating her at a slam is a huge win, and Marion showed huge mental strength to take the tie-break.

Btw, she served a 110 mph serve today :eek: That might be a record for her.

Sasja
Jun 27th, 2011, 03:48 PM
Marion :yeah:
Happy she won in 2 sets :p

Too bad I couldn't watch the match :tears:

Joee
Jun 27th, 2011, 06:01 PM
Noticed the thread in General messages about Marions receiving technique being gamesmanship....Has anyone ever seen her jump around like that during a doubles match? Like while her partner is receiving and Marion would be at the net.....

starin
Jun 27th, 2011, 06:31 PM
:cheer::cheer: Marion!
win the title :hearts:

If anyone had to beat Serena I'm glad it was Bartoli. She's only one of 2 players I would ever accept a Serena defeat from. But only this once and only cuz Serena has been gone for so long. never again :armed:

bruce goose
Jun 27th, 2011, 07:19 PM
Not claiming any mystical powers,but I've complained about the last two thread titles(at their original inception),and both times Marion has had a superb Slam after the title was changed:p.

What's most noteworthy to me is that Serena normally demoralizes her opponents when she fights off MPs...I can't recall when she fought off so many...and yet lost the match.It just re-inforces how mentally strong Marion:hearts: was today.VAMOS,MARION:bounce::bounce:!

Lighter
Jun 27th, 2011, 07:37 PM
1st on CC tomorrow afternoon.

Ferg
Jun 27th, 2011, 08:48 PM
I hope she can beat Sabs. If only to make a thread about how underestimated Marion is even at this stage :p

Marionated
Jun 27th, 2011, 08:53 PM
Thank you for you positive words, Starin :yeah:

Joee, I've never seen Marion in a doubles match. She hasn't played since 2007.

Joee
Jun 27th, 2011, 09:01 PM
Yeah,I havent seen any of the wimbledon matches. However on the fed cup match on youtube she does shift around a little bit at the net....

Lighter
Jun 27th, 2011, 09:07 PM
Thank you for you positive words, Starin :yeah:

Joee, I've never seen Marion in a doubles match. She hasn't played since 2007.Marion playing doubles

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Joee
Jun 27th, 2011, 09:28 PM
Marion playing doubles

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She does sort of jig around at the net when Loit is receiving...

leviathane
Jun 27th, 2011, 09:53 PM
I can't imagine now that Marion could not be qualified for Olympic games.

Bartoli's Boy
Jun 28th, 2011, 12:28 AM
What Marion does is within the rules, even when she bounces around when her partner is receiving in doubles :p

Also, watch how much you are allowed to do during points, without even hiding that you're trying to distract your opponent. Also, poor Federer that he's so good his opponents have to resort to this.

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I really don't think that she deliberately incorporated the bouncing into her game to distract the opponent. It's just her thing to focus and keep her intensity. :bounce: It's strange to me that fans of players who scream harder than Marion ever has, actually *during the points* are prepared to criticise her for something she does while waiting to receive. She bounces around during her own service games and between games too. If the opponent is distracted, it's their problem.

In fact, if the opponent gets distracted, they should try copying Marion to keep their own mind focused. :p

Ferg
Jun 28th, 2011, 12:32 AM
Difference is though that Jo and Tommy are big showmen and knew that they were going to get hammered anyway and just threw in something to make the crowd laugh :lol: Not sure about Jo but Tommy is very good friends with Fed and his reaction shows it :lol:

Ferg
Jun 28th, 2011, 12:35 AM
Im going to the cinema rather than watching the match... cus I couldnt take it if she lost. :o

Bartoli's Boy
Jun 28th, 2011, 12:38 AM
I know, the look Fed gives him at the net is great. :D

It is funny though, that the umpire will allow somebody to blatantly try to put their opponent off like that. Yet if a towel slips off a chair courtside, the point must be replayed. Tennis is so weird sometimes and full of contradictions. If you shout something out during a point you'd be given it against you... unless the thing you shouted was "AAAAARGHH" :confused: in which case it's fine lol.

Bartoli's Boy
Jun 28th, 2011, 12:40 AM
What are you going to see at the pictures Ferg? :p

Ferg
Jun 28th, 2011, 12:44 AM
Bridesmaids! I have a massive crush on Rose Byrne so I make it my job to see every film shes in. :p

Joee
Jun 28th, 2011, 01:19 AM
LMAO @ Ferg xD

I was wondering about the doubles because I witnessed an incident at a league match where in a mixed match...the opponents where serving to the man and the lady from basically like swivelling over and back....the server shouts out " you cant do that.." and a row broke out LMAO. I was laughing alot :P

But I just wondered if our Marion did it - and she does :P Allezzzz! :D

Spring Pools
Jun 28th, 2011, 01:48 AM
What Marion does is within the rules, even when she bounces around when her partner is receiving in doubles :p

Also, watch how much you are allowed to do during points, without even hiding that you're trying to distract your opponent. Also, poor Federer that he's so good his opponents have to resort to this.

VSZvItWSRt4

tsyS_8Z7BKs

I really don't think that she deliberately incorporated the bouncing into her game to distract the opponent. It's just her thing to focus and keep her intensity. :bounce: It's strange to me that fans of players who scream harder than Marion ever has, actually *during the points* are prepared to criticise her for something she does while waiting to receive. She bounces around during her own service games and between games too. If the opponent is distracted, it's their problem.

In fact, if the opponent gets distracted, they should try copying Marion to keep their own mind focused. :p

This is hilarious!
Also, remember what Radwanska and Michael Chang did to distract their opponents.

bruce goose
Jun 28th, 2011, 01:51 AM
I know, the look Fed gives him at the net is great. :D

It is funny though, that the umpire will allow somebody to blatantly try to put their opponent off like that. Yet if a towel slips off a chair courtside, the point must be replayed. Tennis is so weird sometimes and full of contradictions. If you shout something out during a point you'd be given it against you... unless the thing you shouted was "AAAAARGHH" :confused: in which case it's fine lol.What would make me a huge ATP fan is if there were guys who acted like ice hockey Enforcers once in a while.Of course,they'd get suspended...perhaps even for the entire year,but there'd be no big loss if the offenders were low-ranked players.Many of you might know that we suck in tennis:o;we don't have any men or women ranked inside the Top 150,I don't think...yet it would make me so proud if some Mexican dude ranked #345--some guy with a WC into the MD--decided to haul off and smash Roddick's jaw,post-match.What a priceless video it would be to see Cabron Andy needing a straw for his food...and barely able to speak at the presser with his mouth wired shut:cool:.I'd bet dollars to donuts that Andy can't fight worth a lick,and Mexico is known for her boxing glory.....

Anyway,I'd hate to see that carry over into the woman's game;if it did,we could all ante up and pay for kickboxing lessons for Marion:hearts: just to make sure her self-defense skills were up to par:)

Djezonfly
Jun 28th, 2011, 11:59 AM
What would make me a huge ATP fan is if there were guys who acted like ice hockey Enforcers once in a while.Of course,they'd get suspended...perhaps even for the entire year,but there'd be no big loss if the offenders were low-ranked players.Many of you might know that we suck in tennis:o;we don't have any men or women ranked inside the Top 150,I don't think...yet it would make me so proud if some Mexican dude ranked #345--some guy with a WC into the MD--decided to haul off and smash Roddick's jaw,post-match.What a priceless video it would be to see Cabron Andy needing a straw for his food...and barely able to speak at the presser with his mouth wired shut:cool:.I'd bet dollars to donuts that Andy can't fight worth a lick,and Mexico is known for her boxing glory.....

Anyway,I'd hate to see that carry over into the woman's game;if it did,we could all ante up and pay for kickboxing lessons for Marion:hearts: just to make sure her self-defense skills were up to par:)

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bruce goose
Jun 28th, 2011, 01:55 PM
Even some folks who don't like Marion are conceding that she looks less than 100% out there;will look forward to a medical report from one of you when I get back from class:unsure:

Marionated
Jun 28th, 2011, 03:10 PM
It's a shame we didn't get to see her close to her best today like in the French Open QF but all the tennis was bound to catch up with her lately.

She's had a great run these past few months and given me two very memorable high quality tennis matches (the Govortsova and Pennetta matches):worship:

And now she can take a well deserved rest until Stanford. I really want that US Open QF!

Sasja
Jun 28th, 2011, 03:42 PM
Shame about today :hug:

But she had some really good weeks (final in Strasbourg, SF at RG, title in Eastbourne and now a QF) :yeah:

She had to fight so hard this week against LDL & Flavia. She was so close to defeat in R2 & R3. So it's pretty amazing how she managed to get as far as she did :worship:

Really didn't like that Marion had to play against Sabine as I like both players. But luckily it was in the QF and not in the 1st round as she had to receive a WC.

Ferg
Jun 28th, 2011, 04:39 PM
SO proud of her :bowdown: The btiches wont know what hit them once she starts on the hardcourts :devil:

bruce goose
Jun 29th, 2011, 02:20 AM
Counted about a handful of posters here(whom I'm familiar with) who have been highly critical of Marion in the past---and were won over these past two Slams by her valor and fighting spirit:)

lynxy
Jun 29th, 2011, 07:12 PM
In her immediate post-match interview she sometimes looks at the camera instead of the interviewer. Does she always do that?

bruce goose
Jun 30th, 2011, 04:25 AM
In her immediate post-match interview she sometimes looks at the camera instead of the interviewer. Does she always do that?I'm actually more drawn to Marion knowing that she has that unusual trait:lol: