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Michael!
Jul 23rd, 2011, 08:23 AM
Stanford WTA Premier (32, $721,000):


32 W Simona HALEP (ROU) 6-1 6-2
16 W Samantha STOSUR (AUS) 6-3 7-5
QF W Agnieszka RADWANSKA (POL) 7-6 (4) 2-6 6-2
SF L Serena WILLIAMS (USA) 1-6 2-6


200pts


Carlsbad WTA Premier (56, $721.000):

64 W Greta ARN (HUN) 6-0 6-2
32 W Kimiko DATE-KRUMM (JPN) 6-1 6-2
16 W CoCo VANDEWEGHE (USA) 6-4 6-3
QF L Vera ZVONAREVA (RUS) 3-6 6-3 4-6

120 pts

Cincinnati WTA Premier (56, $721.000):

64 L Shahar PEER (ISR) 4-6 6-7(4)

1 pts


Dallas WTA International (32, $ 220.000):


Alberta Brianti vs Irina Falconi
[5] Sabine Lisicki vs Sania Mirza
Greta Arn vs Qualifier
Mirjana Lucic vs [2] Dominika Cibulkova

Ian Aberdon
Jul 23rd, 2011, 08:36 AM
Let's Go Sabine!!! :inlove:

joy division
Jul 23rd, 2011, 09:14 AM
That`s a very good draw. She has a pretty good chance to reach the SF here.
Do it Sabine !!!:bounce:

Sabinator.
Jul 23rd, 2011, 12:49 PM
Komm Jetzt Sabine! :inlove:

18majors
Jul 23rd, 2011, 01:34 PM
Be careful with Halep. She can be tough.

DiscoStick
Jul 24th, 2011, 01:40 PM
Be careful with Halep. She can be tough.

This. But after R1, the road to semis looks ok :bounce: :cheer:

18majors
Jul 25th, 2011, 01:53 PM
Back to real business, Sabine.

18majors
Jul 26th, 2011, 01:21 PM
Good luck with Halep.

18majors
Jul 26th, 2011, 06:02 PM
Players are on court.

18majors
Jul 26th, 2011, 06:35 PM
Sabine led, 4-1.

18majors
Jul 26th, 2011, 06:37 PM
5-1, Sabine plays like a top 15 player.

18majors
Jul 26th, 2011, 06:41 PM
Sabine is overpowering, won 1st set 6-1.

18majors
Jul 26th, 2011, 06:51 PM
Sabine led 3-0, 2nd set. Halep can't deal with Sabine's paces.

18majors
Jul 26th, 2011, 07:06 PM
4-2, Sabine's serves deserted her.

Specter
Jul 26th, 2011, 07:06 PM
A lot of other things have, too.

18majors
Jul 26th, 2011, 07:09 PM
5-2, Sabine continues to overpower and will serve for the match.

Specter
Jul 26th, 2011, 07:10 PM
Hope she can do it. These West Coast matches go deep into the night here otherwise. :unsure: Still wanna see Jule play.

CillyUltra
Jul 26th, 2011, 07:12 PM
important first win on hc :yeah:

18majors
Jul 26th, 2011, 07:12 PM
Sabine won, 6-1, 6-2, she played great.

Specter
Jul 26th, 2011, 07:12 PM
Sick drop from Bine but Halep ran it down, but Bine finished easily. Very fun.

Well, there it goes. Well done, Bine!

mk27
Jul 26th, 2011, 07:15 PM
Good start for her :yeah:

Dorien.
Jul 26th, 2011, 07:16 PM
Very good start for her. It was really a good match from her :)

joy division
Jul 26th, 2011, 07:18 PM
Seemed to be a very strong performance. Great Sabine !!!

Carsten
Jul 26th, 2011, 07:19 PM
well done :) nothing to complain about after the last weeks where she didn't play!

Michael!
Jul 26th, 2011, 07:20 PM
Good start for Sabine, great 1st serve as usual and just too much power for Halep, who isnīt in great shape these days anyway!
In 2nd set she was just too weak over 2nd serve, if there is sth to work on, then it is definitely her 2nd serve , thatīs why she needs a good 1st serve percentage, today she had 53% 1st serves in that is quite good for her, next round against Stosur, will be interesting for sure :)

Ian Aberdon
Jul 26th, 2011, 07:26 PM
Well played Sabine! :yeah:

DiscoStick
Jul 26th, 2011, 11:06 PM
Nice one Sabine :cheer:

crazillo
Jul 26th, 2011, 11:44 PM
Great win

hellas719
Jul 27th, 2011, 05:46 AM
Well done Sabs :yeah:

Mike81
Jul 27th, 2011, 06:24 AM
Looks like Sabine's continuing the good form but no livestreams? I would have liked to watch the match against Stosur.

Specter
Jul 27th, 2011, 06:57 AM
Looks like Sabine's continuing the good form but no livestreams? I would have liked to watch the match against Stosur.

http://www.streamingtennis.com/Cardinal/livescoreboard1.html

18majors
Jul 27th, 2011, 12:51 PM
The Stanford live streams are god-sent.

Ian Aberdon
Jul 28th, 2011, 06:17 AM
Sorry to see Sabs lost her Dubs match on a 3rd set tiebreak. How did she play?

Hopefully she'll kick her Dubs partner's ass when they meet in the Singles later!! :devil:

Specter
Jul 28th, 2011, 06:55 AM
Stosicki were very routine in the 1st and then their services started to let them down in the 2nd. There was one instance where Bine got broken, then they broke Julia only to have Sam be broken right back. Too many errors and shitty serving did them in in the tiebreak from what I can recall in my tired haze.

Ian Aberdon
Jul 28th, 2011, 12:31 PM
Thank you Specter.

The one thing I am worried about is Sabine's serve. When her first serve fires, it's a potent weapon & gets her far, wins her lots of points & matches. But she has to land the damn thing! If Sab's first serve is off, her second serve to my mind is vulnerable.

She's got a good service action as far as I can see, so I wonder if she is trying too hard to serve 125mph rockets all the time. I would rather she increases her 1st serve %age. If that means getting a 1st serve of say 115-120mph more often into her opponent's court, surely that would still win her lots of points, instead of trying to blast one down at 120-125mph & either going long or straight into the net.

The one thing I thought at Wimbledon was that, although obviously she had a great tournament in both singles & doubles, her serve got worse, at least to my eyes! She went from 17 aces vs. Li Na to losing her ball toss for example, & numerous times I remember Sabs had to catch the ball & try again. Don't know if this was/is a factor at Stanford, as I've not had the chance to see her.

However, she is ahead of where she thought she would be, compared to last year. That is good. It is work in progress, & I am sure her & her team are working on it. I don't suppose that she is back, even now, to where she was before her injury troubles.

Her frisbee skills are good though! :lol:

18majors
Jul 28th, 2011, 01:15 PM
Good luck, Sabine.

Purple_Rain
Jul 28th, 2011, 04:07 PM
She's got a good service action as far as I can see, so I wonder if she is trying too hard to serve 125mph rockets all the time. I would rather she increases her 1st serve %age. If that means getting a 1st serve of say 115-120mph more often into her opponent's court, surely that would still win her lots of points, instead of trying to blast one down at 120-125mph & either going long or straight into the net.

She should save the rockets for match points like she did against Li. No need to wear herself down with big serves in non-pressure situations. The best players know to bring their best tennis when it matters most.

18majors
Jul 28th, 2011, 07:01 PM
Sabine got the VIP treatment and will play the night session with Stosur.

Ian Aberdon
Jul 28th, 2011, 07:41 PM
This should be an interesting match up. Although Stosur is 4-0 on HtH, it's been 2yrs since their last singles meeting. I hope Sabine is a much tougher proposition 2yrs on, but Sam isn't Top 10(OK, 10!!) for nothing! I pray Sabine is on her serve & on her game generally.

I have everything crossed for you Sabine! :kiss:

Specter
Jul 28th, 2011, 09:44 PM
Sabine got the VIP treatment and will play the night session with Stosur.

Which means I get to get up at 4. :o I should really go to bed now ...

Graftard
Jul 29th, 2011, 02:34 AM
Sabine must step it up. Winning more pts on second serve than first, wtf is this?? :o

Ivanovic2008
Jul 29th, 2011, 03:31 AM
Up 63 44! 11 Aces! Come on sabs!

Sabinator.
Jul 29th, 2011, 03:34 AM
I woke up at 4 am in my time to cheer Sabine, and I dont regret :inlove: Go Sabs!!

Ivanovic2008
Jul 29th, 2011, 03:44 AM
Really enjoyed being at my first Sabine match! 13 Aces :hearts: love you Sabs!

Sabinator.
Jul 29th, 2011, 03:49 AM
Yessssssssss! :inlove:

lovethetennis
Jul 29th, 2011, 04:08 AM
Finally!!!!! :hearts: :bounce::bounce:

I'm a new fan of Stosur just in the past year, but seeing Sabine get her first win against her is so great!! :D :cool:

hellas719
Jul 29th, 2011, 04:39 AM
Sabine :banana:

Purple_Rain
Jul 29th, 2011, 05:09 AM
Sabine must step it up. Winning more pts on second serve than first, wtf is this?? :o

It's called Sam Stosur's return of serve. But I think Sabine won 15/16 points on her first serve in the second set.

Ian Aberdon
Jul 29th, 2011, 05:57 AM
I was nervous logging on here this morning to see how she had done!! What has this girl done to me! :lol:

Another win vs. the Top10 - Sabs you ROCK! :rocker:

CillyUltra
Jul 29th, 2011, 06:10 AM
Sab beats Sam 63 75

Necessary evil... :unsure:

But great how she's hogging some consistency to beat players like Sam.

Now first match vs Radwanska, today on ESP2 at 11pm CET :)

Sabinator.
Jul 29th, 2011, 08:37 AM
Now first match vs Radwanska, today on ESP2 at 11pm CET :)

Yesss! :hearts: Very interesting match-up for me :drool:

Mike81
Jul 29th, 2011, 08:56 AM
This sure beats the last time she was in California, losing Indian Wells qualifying to Cirstea. So much has changed in a short space of time and now her first win against Stosur. I support Stosur too but not as much as Sabine of course. Top 20 is nigh for Bine :cool:

Michael!
Jul 29th, 2011, 01:14 PM
Another good win for Sabine :cheer:
Great serving again but Stosur is not good returner anyway so no big surprise that Stosur wasnīt able to break Sabine, even 2nd serve was pretty strong yesterday!

Good luck against Radwanska! :p

18majors
Jul 29th, 2011, 01:21 PM
Sabine's run to top 10 continues.

Dorien.
Jul 29th, 2011, 05:02 PM
Well done Sabine :cheer:

rucolo
Jul 29th, 2011, 07:56 PM
Great win against Stosur, Sabine! :):woohoo:

The next match vs Aga should be very interesting. Power (Sabine) vs smart tennis (Aga). Shocked this is only their first meeting. A shame Eurosport shows useless U19-football instead of WTA Stanford. :rolleyes: Of course tennis only on Eurosport 2 which nobody gets. :o I guess we have to watch on the Stanford cam ...

CillyUltra
Jul 29th, 2011, 11:52 PM
Sabine beats Radwanska 76(4) 26 62

Great fight, but so determined by her serve :lol:

And the scream at the end...:oh:

18majors
Jul 29th, 2011, 11:52 PM
This has been an amazing run since Sabine's disappointment at FO.

18majors
Jul 29th, 2011, 11:54 PM
Sabine is 14-1 since FO and has beaten Na Li, Bartoli, Stosur and many other top players.

Michael!
Jul 29th, 2011, 11:55 PM
Not the best performance from Sabine but really important that she is able to beat players like Radwanska even if she doesnīt play her best tennis! :)
Too many UEs today and her 1st serve percentage was really awful from time to time, especially in 2nd set but great to see that she was able to make the important points, won the first set in the TB and saved all BPs in 3rd set with some great serves!

Title in Birmingham, SF in Wimbledon, SF (or even more) in Stanford, great to see that Sabine finally found some consistency, I hope that she will continue like that, her big first serve really helps her when her game isnt working that great like today from time to time, now against Serena or Sharapova, a match against Serena would be nice for a change :angel:

well done anyway :yeah:

Geekking
Jul 29th, 2011, 11:56 PM
‎Sabine Lisicki defeated #5 seeded Agnieszka Radwanska 7-6(4) 2-6 6-2 and reached to semifinal! Welldone Sabine!!:woohoo::woohoo:

CillyUltra
Jul 30th, 2011, 12:03 AM
http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/1651/statslisrad.jpg

Mike81
Jul 30th, 2011, 03:42 AM
Can't complain about Sabine's run since the FO and we'll get a good idea as to the level of her improvement v a top opponent in the semis.

joy division
Jul 30th, 2011, 06:07 AM
Not the best performance from Sabine but really important that she is able to beat players like Radwanska even if she doesnīt play her best tennis! :)
Too many UEs today and her 1st serve percentage was really awful from time to time, especially in 2nd set but great to see that she was able to make the important points, won the first set in the TB and saved all BPs in 3rd set with some great serves!

Title in Birmingham, SF in Wimbledon, SF (or even more) in Stanford, great to see that Sabine finally found some consistency, I hope that she will continue like that, her big first serve really helps her when her game isnt working that great like today from time to time, now against Serena or Sharapova, a match against Serena would be nice for a change :angel:

well done anyway :yeah:


There`s not much to add.
If she doesn`t tense up, she can do some damage to Serena.
Auf geht`s Sabine ! :bounce:

Ian Aberdon
Jul 30th, 2011, 06:43 AM
Sign of a good player that she can pull a match out even when not at her best. Well played Sabine!

CillyUltra
Jul 30th, 2011, 07:35 AM
Wow, she's playing the 1st time against Serena Williams now. :eek:

It should be great experience for her, regardless of the outcome.

But no ESP coverage and at 4 am CET :sad:

Michael!
Jul 30th, 2011, 08:46 AM
yeah, unlucky that she it is at 4am German time again :rolleyes:
Weīll see what she can do against Serena, Shrapova was too bad, I think that Sabine will be a better test for Serena but depends, sometimes Sabine wants too much and then her game doesnīt work at all and she can lose 16 16 :lol:

One thing is for sure, Sabine needs a high 1st serve percentage, Serena will kill those 2nd serve of Sabine (but we still can hope for some UEs at least there :angel:)

San Diego draw looks pretty good as well btw :angel:

Sabinator.
Jul 30th, 2011, 09:58 AM
Congrats Sabine, hard fought match vs Radwanska, but so glad that come throught :worship: :hearts:

San Diego draw looks pretty good as well btw :angel:

I don't know, but for me this draw is terrible! :tape: In her quarter is Cibulkova, she shows that has form, SF in Stanford too... later in QF Vera... :mad: Possible repeat from RG or from her match vs Aga in QF... :help:

18majors
Jul 30th, 2011, 02:33 PM
Good luck, Sabine.

rucolo
Jul 30th, 2011, 03:55 PM
As expected. Sabine simply has too much power for Aga. :p

Sabine`s killer serve and forehand will be very dangerous for Serena. I say Sabine wins in 3! ;)

Specter
Jul 30th, 2011, 04:05 PM
Man, Serena is out for blood at this tourney. I was happy with Kiri battling hard and dragging her ass to 3 sets and I hope Bine can make an even better showing. I'm not expecting the upset because Killer Ree is back and I don't see anyone who could threaten her when she plays well. But lots of luck to Bine and I hope she can play her best tennis!

Michael!
Jul 30th, 2011, 04:55 PM
I don't know, but for me this draw is terrible! :tape: In her quarter is Cibulkova, she shows that has form, SF in Stanford too... later in QF Vera... :mad: Possible repeat from RG or from her match vs Aga in QF... :help:

:lol:

well, first rounds are OK, qualifier in 1st round, then Date Krumm or Dulko, then probably Cibulkova, who is in good shape but definitely beatable and I mean, I donīt expect Sabine to reach the SF in all of her tournaments, 2 or 3 wins would be fine and if she reached more, even better :shrug: :lol:

18majors
Jul 30th, 2011, 10:09 PM
Four more hours.

Ivanovic2008
Jul 31st, 2011, 02:13 AM
GL Sabs! Either way great week and she is in such great form.

Ivanovic2008
Jul 31st, 2011, 02:13 AM
Warming up :")

Mike81
Jul 31st, 2011, 03:27 AM
Well we all hoped for better than a 6-1,6-2 loss. Too many UE's, double faults. More fight in the 2nd set but still couldn't win enough of the crucial points.

We are disappointed Sabine once again didn't play well v a big hitting champion but I like to keep things in perspective. A few months ago she was nowhere in the rankings and losing in ITF's. Now her bad matches come in semi finals against Sharapova and S.Williams. She's come along way so she can still be proud of herself. 22W,5L since May. Sometimes I think she is too nice and not ruthless enough, as if she respects the likes of Maria and Serena too much and plays too tight against them.

Sabine has alot to work on but I am proud of her. :kiss: I look forward to see what her ranking will be by the U.S. Open

Ian Aberdon
Jul 31st, 2011, 07:02 AM
Bit of a thumping for Sabs. Was hoping for better, but Mike is correct - she is still on her comeback journey.

She will learn lessons from the match & come back stronger.

Sabine :hug:

Michael!
Jul 31st, 2011, 07:15 AM
As I said , against players like Serena Sabine often just plays bad tennis :lol:
2nd serve is too weak, that was clear before and she just made 4 points when she went over 2nd serve, 1st serve percentage in 1st set was terrilbe, again not even 40% and in 2nd set she couldnīt convert her BPs....actually all her weaknesses showed up :p

But nothing bad, I mean, she is almost top 20 and had some great results, she just needs to work hard in future as well to improve and such matches will help her, next time she will already play better against Serena for sure, she just needs to serve well against such players and she didnīt do that here and then she just has no chance....but in general a great tournament again with two goo wins :D

Specter
Jul 31st, 2011, 08:23 AM
It's amazing to see how much of a diamond in the rough she still is, when you think about it. If she gets her flaws under control, she will be very hard to beat. I hope she can gather a team around her in the next few years that will work on making her the complete player I know she can be. She'll likely never be the best mover, but things like a better ball toss, consistent 1st serve, more powerful 2nd serve, net play and raising her concentration for the big points - all those things can be improved drastically with targeted training.

And also, she lost to Serena, not some mug. Almost everyone has been embarrassed by Serena (excluding Bammer, of course :lol:) and I wouldn't even say she lost because Ree played too well, but because she didn't play her best or even her passable tennis. There's a lot of room for improvement the next time they meet.

joy division
Jul 31st, 2011, 09:50 AM
Didnīt see the match, so I just can rely on the comments here on TF.
For now Sabine seems to be easy meat for players like Serena and Maria.
If they play on a high level, Sabine gets very uncomfortable, looses the confidence in her game, and then the show is over very quickly.
It`s a question experience and maturity, that she is able to put her best on the court against players of this level, and then the story might come to another end.
By the way, I think, there are not many players left on the tour, who can treat her like these two.

As many others here say, it`s really astonishing, how she already can dominate many Top players, even on average days, on different surfaces. She progresses really well.
If she stays healthy, it will be just a matter of time, to see her in the Top 10.

Michael!
Jul 31st, 2011, 10:55 AM
Carlsbad WTA Premier (56, $721.000):

[1] Zvonareva - bye
Q - Q
Dushevina - Rezai
[16] Hercog - Q

[12] Lisicki - Q
Date Krumm - Dulko
Cirstea - Vandeweghe
[7]Cibulkova - Bye


an early look at Carlsbad draw :p

3rd round should be her goal here at least, toughest Qualifiers could be Erakovic,Savchuk or Arn but all more than beatable of course, 2nd round against Date-Krumm or Dulko, I hope that Sabine is fit enough for some good tournaments in a row, she doesnīt need to play her best tennis anyway to beat those opponents, weīll see what she can achieve :)

18majors
Jul 31st, 2011, 12:50 PM
Sabine, good tournament and welcome to No. 25 ranking.

Purple_Rain
Jul 31st, 2011, 04:43 PM
Apparently, if Cibulkova pulls out of Carlsbad, she'll be replaced by #9 seed Vinci. A much easier opponent IMO -- Sabine should have no problem handling Roberta's slice backhands.

Specter
Jul 31st, 2011, 06:15 PM
When I first saw the draw, my instant reaction was, "Bepa and Bine in the QF" and having thought about it some, I can't come up with a reason why this shouldn't happen. Sure, Kimiko or Gise will be tricky, but other than that ... especially if Domi might pull out or isn't 100%, this should be a very doable road to the quarters.

joy division
Jul 31st, 2011, 08:30 PM
Cibulkova hurt ? - but anyway, Dulko in good shape probably is the most difficult match-up for Sabine on her way to the quarterfinal.

Specter
Jul 31st, 2011, 08:55 PM
Cibulkova hurt ?


She gave Marion a walkover to the final because of a rib injury if I'm not mistaken.

mk27
Aug 1st, 2011, 07:43 AM
1st round against Greta Arn (H2H 0:1)

18majors
Aug 1st, 2011, 01:04 PM
Sabine's march to top 10 continues in Carlsbad.

joy division
Aug 1st, 2011, 03:42 PM
She gave Marion a walkover to the final because of a rib injury if I'm not mistaken.

You`re right, but I`m not sure, whether she is really injured.
She has got problems with her ribs from time to time.
At least she has not yet withdrawn, and I could not find any news about her injury.
Maybe she rejected, to prevent something serious, we`ll see.

18majors
Aug 2nd, 2011, 12:30 PM
Sabine will play the third match at Stadium Court with Arn.

Sasja
Aug 2nd, 2011, 09:17 PM
Sabine def Arn easily 6-0 6-2 :D

Kimiko is up next :cheer:

Michael!
Aug 2nd, 2011, 09:23 PM
Great result for Sabine, expected it a bit closer :lol:
Strong on first serve as always but she also won 71% over 2nd serve, which is great for Sabine, no break for Arn here, seems like it was a really good performance, Arn was injured before but still one of the stronger qualifiers here!

Next up is Kimiko, H2H 2-0 for Sabine, but they always have some tough matches, good luck, she should win this as well :)

18majors
Aug 2nd, 2011, 10:08 PM
Congratulations! Top 10 is definitely a probability.

Spring Pools
Aug 3rd, 2011, 05:54 AM
Congratulations! Top 10 is definitely a probability.

I think that by the end of the year, she should be near or in the top 10. It would be nice for her and Petko to be in the top 10 together.

Ian Aberdon
Aug 3rd, 2011, 06:05 AM
Played Sabine! :)

Mike81
Aug 3rd, 2011, 06:07 AM
Sabine should take care of 'Grandma' tomorrow.

CillyUltra
Aug 3rd, 2011, 06:50 AM
Sabine would play either Vandeweghe or Savchuk in the 3rd round, due to Cibulkova's retirement.

shrOOf
Aug 3rd, 2011, 08:13 AM
Good job so far, Sabine. :)

18majors
Aug 3rd, 2011, 01:49 PM
125 miles per hour, fastest serve of the year.

Spring Pools
Aug 3rd, 2011, 05:24 PM
Savchuk lost to Oudin last year in the USO, so she's a walking BYE
Sabine should be able to clobber Vandeweghe. Easy draw so far.

Dorien.
Aug 3rd, 2011, 05:38 PM
Well done girl :rocker:

Sabinator.
Aug 3rd, 2011, 05:46 PM
Yeah, everything tends to QF, when she'll beat Kimiko. If she beat her, has brick QF vs Vera... ;)

CillyUltra
Aug 3rd, 2011, 08:45 PM
Sabine:
Had the worst glutenfree gread this morning...:( Have to go and buy a different one this time!!! :)


La Costa resort (http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CCkQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lacosta.com%2F&rct=j&q=La%20Costa&ei=aq85TvKWCsbMtAbj6fAa&usg=AFQjCNGDSvafcZ4-jnmuv6XteE-NAG6ZRw&cad=rja): ...experience first-class luxury, service and accommodations... :facepalm:

Omega1
Aug 3rd, 2011, 10:57 PM
Sabine good job :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
:hearts: :kiss: :hearts:

Ayumilover.
Aug 4th, 2011, 01:32 AM
Kimiko in 30 minutes :unsure: I like them both a lot :lol:
any stream?

Purple_Rain
Aug 4th, 2011, 02:26 AM
Kimiko in 30 minutes :unsure: I like them both a lot :lol:
any stream?

No stream until Friday. So we'll be able to see Lisicki-Zvonareva.

Ayumilover.
Aug 4th, 2011, 02:59 AM
^ Okay. Thanks

Mike81
Aug 4th, 2011, 03:15 AM
Sabine Lisicki beat Kimiko Date Krumm 6-1, 6-2. Expected result and score tbh :cool:

Sasja
Aug 4th, 2011, 04:21 AM
Solid win for Sabine :yeah:

Sabine will play against Coco Vandeweghe in R3. This match will be played on the Stadium Court and does not start before 19.30 hrs local time.

GL Sabine :cheer:

Specter
Aug 4th, 2011, 04:31 AM
Sabine Lisicki beat Kimiko Date Krumm 6-1, 6-2. Expected result and score tbh :cool:

Come on, you always expect beat downs. :lol:

joy division
Aug 4th, 2011, 05:44 AM
Echt Hammer, Sabine !!!
Just keep on rolling:worship:

hellas719
Aug 4th, 2011, 06:10 AM
Sabs :woohoo:

Ian Aberdon
Aug 4th, 2011, 06:19 AM
Boom Boom at it again! :bounce:

Sabinator.
Aug 4th, 2011, 08:48 AM
WOW! Sabine is really ON FIRE!!! :cheer: Keep going! :inlove:

CillyUltra
Aug 4th, 2011, 11:37 AM
I hope she keeps up the form. :)


Good stuff :yeah:

She was playing great. So many winners off returns


great is an understatement! Sabine GOAT performance today :eek: :worship:

So, good...just SO GOOD :bigcry:

Will take some time to upload videos at my acct though :tape:


Agree..she was amazing. But KDK was serving at like 80mph most of the match so it was easy to take control.

Ivanovic2008
Aug 4th, 2011, 11:50 AM
Awesome job Sabs! Keep it up!!

18majors
Aug 4th, 2011, 01:08 PM
It will be nice if Sabine wins her 3rd title here.

everythingtaboo
Aug 4th, 2011, 02:58 PM
No stream until Friday. So we'll be able to see Lisicki-Zvonareva.

Hope she can get a win over Bepa, especially after that match at RG. :sad:

Dorien.
Aug 4th, 2011, 06:33 PM
Great win :cool:

hellas719
Aug 5th, 2011, 03:58 AM
6-4 6-3 over Vandeweghe :D

Sasja
Aug 5th, 2011, 05:01 AM
6-4 6-3 over Vandeweghe :D

:D

QF against Zvonareva :cheer: Get your revenge for RG :devil:

It will be the 3rd match today on Stadium Court and does not start before 04.15 pm local time.

Good luck Sabine :rocker2:

Mike81
Aug 5th, 2011, 06:06 AM
I was expecting an easier win against Vandeweghe but I guess getting to the quarters was the main thing for Sabine and hopefully she can finally beat that overrated Zvonareva.

joy division
Aug 5th, 2011, 07:50 AM
Solid victory without glitter, however, well done !
As one might say, business as usual.
Now Vera is her first real threat at San Diego, and the revenge for RG.
She should take a little more care of her first service.
Go Sabine !!!:worship:

LightsOut!
Aug 5th, 2011, 07:58 AM
Another good win :)

Sabinator.
Aug 5th, 2011, 08:01 AM
Go Sabine!!!!!!!! :cheer:

cosmoose
Aug 5th, 2011, 08:27 AM
If The Boiled Egg's ranking is correct, Sab has reached career high of #21 after beating Coco! :worship:

Sabinator.
Aug 5th, 2011, 08:35 AM
Yes! This is correct! Congrats Sabine! :bigclap: She has less than 100 pts to Top20! :D

Specter
Aug 5th, 2011, 11:08 AM
If The Boiled Egg's ranking is correct, Sab has reached career high of #21 after beating Coco! :worship:

Finally cracked that one. :)

Sasja
Aug 5th, 2011, 11:29 AM
If The Boiled Egg's ranking is correct, Sab has reached career high of #21 after beating Coco! :worship:

:yeah:

18majors
Aug 5th, 2011, 12:52 PM
TBE is usually correct. Good luck with Zvonareva, Sabine.

rucolo
Aug 5th, 2011, 01:30 PM
Sabine into Carlsbad QF! :cheer:

Zvonareva sucks this year, so Sabine should win. Just hope there is a stream :rolleyes:

Specter
Aug 5th, 2011, 01:44 PM
Just hope there is a stream :rolleyes:

Looks like. :bounce:

Sasja
Aug 5th, 2011, 02:11 PM
Just hope there is a stream :rolleyes:

San Diego matches werenīt on livescorehunter this afternoon.
But they are now :cheer: http://www.lshunter.tv/tennis-live-streaming-video.html

Probably will be staying up for this one :)

Dorien.
Aug 5th, 2011, 04:51 PM
Well done Sabi :)

Ian Aberdon
Aug 5th, 2011, 05:40 PM
Sabine in the Top 20 looks soooo right! :yeah:

Crossing everything for her match vs. Vera later.

cosmoose
Aug 6th, 2011, 12:03 AM
Sabine lost the first set 3-6
During changeover, she had her father out and...
CRIED HER EYES OUT! :sad: :sad: :sad:

Carsten
Aug 6th, 2011, 12:04 AM
Seems like she has an injury, her father said if it doesn't work she should retire from the match :(

cosmoose
Aug 6th, 2011, 12:09 AM
Seems like she has an injury, her father said if it doesn't work she should retire from the match :(
Injured? oh please God no. If she is hurt, she should retire. It's only San Diego
But although she has a big patch on her inner left thigh, she seems to be moving fine. Serve is hard as ever.

I just hate seeing her cry. :sad:

Empressive
Aug 6th, 2011, 12:28 AM
There isn't a stream, correct? And damn Sabine, I hope it's nothing serious. She broke for 4-3, so I hope she's doing better.

Carsten
Aug 6th, 2011, 12:30 AM
There isn't a stream, correct? And damn Sabine, I hope it's nothing serious. She broke for 4-3, so I hope she's doing better.

there is one ;)

http://www.fromsportcom.com/v-2/12/86/v-328699.html

cosmoose
Aug 6th, 2011, 12:30 AM
There isn't a stream, correct? And damn Sabine, I hope it's nothing serious. She broke for 4-3, so I hope she's doing better.

There is a stream. How else would I know about Sabine crying?
http://www.lshunter.tv/index.php?option=com_lsh&view=lsh&event_id=57554&tv_id=466&tid=24718&channel=0&tmpl=component&layout=popup&Itemid=327

Empressive
Aug 6th, 2011, 12:32 AM
Thanks, and I guess I just wasn't thinking. :lol:

cosmoose
Aug 6th, 2011, 12:38 AM
I have to say I'm little disappointed in this forum
Sabine is playing top 10 player for semi in Carlsbad and this forum is dead, a ghost town.
Not even Mike81 is here to declare his undyling love for Sabine? :D

Mike81
Aug 6th, 2011, 12:51 AM
I have to say I'm little disappointed in this forum
Sabine is playing top 10 player for semi in Carlsbad and this forum is dead, a ghost town.
Not even Mike81 is here to declare his undyling love for Sabine? :D

Unfortunately I am busy on Saturday Mornings (Aus Time) so I only got back home to watch now. Sabine's serve is still way too hot and cold by the looks of it. 1-1 in the 3rd. Please hold Sabine :help:

cosmoose
Aug 6th, 2011, 12:53 AM
Unfortunately I am busy on Saturday Mornings (Aus Time) so I only got back home to watch now. Sabine's serve is still way too hot and cold by the looks of it. 1-1 in the 3rd. Please hold Sabine :help:

nice to see you Mike :wavey:

Sabine is hitting too many UEs and it's hurting her against steady Bepa.
I think Sabine really wants this win as evidenced by her emotional breakdown after 1st set.
She will exorcise lot of demons if she can pull this out!

Reen90
Aug 6th, 2011, 12:56 AM
nice to see you Mike :wavey:

Sabine is hitting too many UEs and it's hurting her against steady Bepa.
I think Sabine really wants this win as evidenced by her emotional breakdown after 1st set.
She will exorcise lot of demons if she can pull this out!

I am new here and i support Sabine xD.

Mike81
Aug 6th, 2011, 01:02 AM
nice to see you Mike :wavey:

Sabine is hitting too many UEs and it's hurting her against steady Bepa.
I think Sabine really wants this win as evidenced by her emotional breakdown after 1st set.
She will exorcise lot of demons if she can pull this out!

I didn't see her cry, I only read of it here on TF :confused:

1st serve % is pretty low, having to really fight to win service games.

cosmoose
Aug 6th, 2011, 01:12 AM
Sabine just blew 4 break points. :(
I hope it doesn't come back to haunt her

Mike81
Aug 6th, 2011, 01:13 AM
Wasted 4 break points and Zvonareva holds for 3-3

Mike81
Aug 6th, 2011, 01:18 AM
Broken :( and with two double faults...

Michael!
Aug 6th, 2011, 01:19 AM
ah, well, wonīt complain too much, her latest results were really great but this time is really annoying again, how can anyone can waste so many chances? and that happens too often to Sabine, that she just canīt take her chances, 3/12 Bps, had 0-40 at 32* and of course gets broken afterwards....other main problem of her: 1st serve percentage :facepalm:

Mike81
Aug 6th, 2011, 01:30 AM
Not over yet...

cosmoose
Aug 6th, 2011, 01:41 AM
It is now.
So many wasted opportunities...

Mike81
Aug 6th, 2011, 01:42 AM
Another loss to Zvonareva :o Showed alot fight to come back after the first set but missed too many chances and lots of double faults and bad serving :rolleyes: I very much dislike Zvonareva!

Michael!
Aug 6th, 2011, 01:43 AM
of course over, GSM Zvonareva, Sabine can only blame herself for that defeat, too many chances which she didnt use, a shame that this happened again, thought that she would be able to handle such situations better now after her latest success!
Good to see at least that she is obviously able to beat the top players although there are many things which she has to improve!
Fitness could be better, already some problems again although she only played two tournaments in a row now, not able to take her chances and her serve is too inconsistent (1st serve % also too low in general) and yet she is almost top 20, so if she keeps improving she will definitely hard too beat but right now she still has to work and learn a lot...still another good tournament for her with 3 wins, now one week off , I hope she uses that time well!

cosmoose
Aug 6th, 2011, 01:47 AM
What really drives me crazy is that Sabine would work so hard to earn a break point then gets a second serve from Bepa only to dump it to the bottom of net or hit it 2 ft. long.

She really needs to improve her return of serve.

lovethetennis
Aug 6th, 2011, 01:54 AM
Sabine was so close to a 4-2 lead in the 3rd. :sad: She would have won this... :sobbing:

Specter
Aug 6th, 2011, 02:01 AM
No consistency, no focus, no win. It's unavoidable.

Sasja
Aug 6th, 2011, 06:01 AM
Really sad she couldn't take her chances :sad:

Now a week off and then rock in Cincy :rocker2:

Ian Aberdon
Aug 6th, 2011, 06:33 AM
Frustrating isn't the word! She CAN beat Vera!!! Someone hypnotize Sabine into believing it!!! I cannot see anything in Bepa's game that Sabine cannot overcome!

But I agree with others...her game needs work & greater variety.

At least she's still heading onwards & upwards.

LightsOut!
Aug 6th, 2011, 07:49 AM
Sabine :help:

Dorien.
Aug 6th, 2011, 08:59 AM
Sad she had to lose such a close one :sad: but again a great week for her :yeah:

Sabinator.
Aug 6th, 2011, 09:04 AM
:sobbing:

Carsten
Aug 6th, 2011, 10:26 AM
I think some people are a little bit too critical.
I think, apart from the first set, she has played a solid match, especially when you consider that she and her father were thinking about retiring after first set because of physical problems..
Yeah, she made some too many errors and didn't take her chances, but it wasn't terrible and you can't expect her to beat topplayer after topplayer. This tournament was another good one after that she will end up with a new career high. :)

Now she can rest a week and hopefully build on that.

joy division
Aug 6th, 2011, 10:53 AM
I think some people are a little bit too critical.
I think, apart from the first set, she has played a solid match, especially when you consider that she and her father were thinking about retiring after first set because of physical problems..
Yeah, she made some too many errors and didn't take her chances, but it wasn't terrible and you can't expect her to beat topplayer after topplayer. This tournament was another good one after that she will end up with a new career high. :)

Now she can rest a week and hopefully build on that.

Was on the way to write about exactly the same, when I saw your post.:lol:

Michael!
Aug 6th, 2011, 11:33 AM
I think some people are a little bit too critical.
I think, apart from the first set, she has played a solid match, especially when you consider that she and her father were thinking about retiring after first set because of physical problems..
Yeah, she made some too many errors and didn't take her chances, but it wasn't terrible and you can't expect her to beat topplayer after topplayer. This tournament was another good one after that she will end up with a new career high. :)

Now she can rest a week and hopefully build on that.

I disagree! :p
No one was too criticial here and no one said that she played terrible, San Diego was another good tournament for her and great to see that she is close to top 20, amazing you just have to talk about her problem of not taking chances and thatīs the only thing we did, having a first set percentage of around 40% most of the time and wasting a 0-40 lead on Zvonarevaīs serve with some disgusting UEs is just really really annoying, especially as this didnīt happen for the first time and if she wants to take another step forward she will have to work on that...beside that it is often that Sabine has physical problems when she played a few matches in a row on a high level, so that is also sth she needs to work on and of course...and btw, she didnt beat any topplayer here in San Diego, but showed that she is much more consistent already than before as beating players like Arn, Date und Co, isnīt a problem anymore, even when she doesnīt play her best :)

Carsten
Aug 6th, 2011, 12:57 PM
I disagree! :p
No one was too criticial here and no one said that she played terrible, San Diego was another good tournament for her and great to see that she is close to top 20, amazing you just have to talk about her problem of not taking chances and thatīs the only thing we did, having a first set percentage of around 40% most of the time and wasting a 0-40 lead on Zvonarevaīs serve with some disgusting UEs is just really really annoying, especially as this didnīt happen for the first time and if she wants to take another step forward she will have to work on that...beside that it is often that Sabine has physical problems when she played a few matches in a row on a high level, so that is also sth she needs to work on and of course...and btw, she didnt beat any topplayer here in San Diego, but showed that she is much more consistent already than before as beating players like Arn, Date und Co, isnīt a problem anymore, even when she doesnīt play her best :)

Yaeh, but it's her game to play with risk. Of course it's frustrating when she's doing all those errors on BPs, but she also won this kind of matches in the last couple of months. So it's not like she hasn't improved. But as I said you can't expect her to win all these tight matches, it's okay to lose some of them.

And isn't it amazing she can almost beat the world No. 3 with such a bad 1st serve percentage? ;) Of course she has to serve more consistently if she wants to go to the very top, but as of now it's allrigt to have such matches. She's No. 21, alomost nothing to defend all year so this is not the end yet. She's on the right track and I'm sure she knows that she has to work on certain things. But it will take some time to fix the problems with the first serve % and fitness (although I think she was okay yesterday, no comparision to the French)... so we should be a little patient with her.

Michael!
Aug 6th, 2011, 02:05 PM
Yaeh, but it's her game to play with risk. Of course it's frustrating when she's doing all those errors on BPs, but she also won this kind of matches in the last couple of months. So it's not like she hasn't improved. But as I said you can't expect her to win all these tight matches, it's okay to lose some of them.

And isn't it amazing she can almost beat the world No. 3 with such a bad 1st serve percentage? ;) Of course she has to serve more consistently if she wants to go to the very top, but as of now it's allrigt to have such matches. She's No. 21, alomost nothing to defend all year so this is not the end yet. She's on the right track and I'm sure she knows that she has to work on certain things. But it will take some time to fix the problems with the first serve % and fitness (although I think she was okay yesterday, no comparision to the French)... so we should be a little patient with her.

well, nobody said that she isnīt on the right track, but you also have to talk about the weaknesses in her game, I mean, there are enough people here who donīt talk about negative things, so I donīt understand why you immediately get attacked when you mention a few bad things after a defeat :p
And I already said that in my posts before that it is amazing that Sabine almost beats all top players although she obviously has some things to improve...she canīt win all tight matches, that is right, but I still say that she has to win such matches but she improved obviously...I agree, first serve and fitness are the two "main" problem, a better ( more consistent) serve would also help her to be more confident, also she should improve her net play...but of course, she will be top 20 soon and you still can improve so many things, that is not a bad thing at all :shrug: :p

Carsten
Aug 6th, 2011, 02:29 PM
well, nobody said that she isnīt on the right track, but you also have to talk about the weaknesses in her game, I mean, there are enough people here who donīt talk about negative things, so I donīt understand why you immediately get attacked when you mention a few bad things after a defeat :p

Attacked? I don't think so :p
Some posts just sounded a bit too negative IMO, that's all I said. And I just think there are WAY more positive things since a few months. I also didn't say everything is perfect, but that's fine so far.

18majors
Aug 6th, 2011, 03:01 PM
It's heart-warming to see Sabine improves match after match right in front of our eyes. I'm anxious about Cincinnati, a run to QF and beyond will be truely outstanding.

So much has happend since Sabine played in the coldest winter in Michigan this past February. It was tough for quite a long while and I was one of the only 2-3 lonely posters on this sub-forum.

Ian Aberdon
Aug 6th, 2011, 03:15 PM
It was tough for quite a long while and I was one of the only 2-3 lonely posters on this sub-forum.

And now us Brits have arrived!!! :lol:

Specter
Aug 6th, 2011, 03:38 PM
And now us Brits have arrived!!! :lol:

So you're not the Pope? Good to know.

Ian Aberdon
Aug 6th, 2011, 03:44 PM
Bless you, but I am just a humble Cardinal. I pray at the altar of Lisicki. ;)

18majors
Aug 6th, 2011, 04:07 PM
^So much more fun now this subforum is no longer lonely.

Ian Aberdon
Aug 6th, 2011, 08:00 PM
@sabinelisicki
Sabine Lisicki
Going to support my friend Kveta and her partner Kata in their match now :)

Maybe she's on a spying mission for her & Sam? :devil:

crazillo
Aug 6th, 2011, 11:32 PM
:)

18majors
Aug 7th, 2011, 12:49 PM
Good that Sabine is taking Toronto off then full speed to Cincy, Dallas and US Open.

Wert.
Aug 7th, 2011, 01:45 PM
I have jut voted for Sabine to win Xperia Hot shoot Show.Please do the same :)

Ian Aberdon
Aug 7th, 2011, 02:03 PM
I'll bet the Rogers Cup organisers wish Sabine was there!

Anyway...I've voted! :D

Racquetmen2011
Aug 7th, 2011, 09:31 PM
I'm Bine's fan from Canada since I saw her playing challenger in Toronto few years ago. It was funny to follow her way...many nice comments and sometime few stupid opinions...
Some guys are writing here like a greatest tennis experts! Special Michael! looks like a great fitnes and tennis experte... from Mars? or anywhere? May be you have to change your nickname to "I'Robot"..?
If you use stats just do it obiective, pls! Otherwise you are on wrong place...
Listen: Bine lost at RG because the body didn't get enough energy after swich form normal food to "gluten free" food (was to read on internet and was also a big discuss on tv). Do you know what mean "gluten free food"? I think you don't... Just read about or ask people who have experience with.
If you so big statistic fan just check Bine's schedule after RG: Birmingham (title), Wimby (semis single + final double), Stanford (semis + playing double), Carlsbad (quarters) = 19 singles and 7 doubles - all high level matches... Could you imagine how is the energy level after this? Are you thinking sirious about improve fitnes during this time??? Normal people (no "experts") just know the "battery" shold be like empty...
One more thing: did you see on tv tape on Bine's left leg?
Did you heare what her dad said after 1st set? Just try to play perfect serv with pain in your right leg and we will see your best serv percentage... may be you can if you lefthanded...
Just delicate suggestion: before you give your "hight quality comments" here please check internet for more information (twitter, facebook or, or...).
Bine is not playing Toronto and it looks like she take few days off. Please don't expect great fitnes in Cinci... is not really enough time for recovery...
By the way don't forget simple facts: Bine was wta 217 on March 31st and August 8th she will be wta 21...unbelivable!!!

Michael!
Aug 7th, 2011, 10:01 PM
I'm Bine's fan from Canada since I saw her playing challenger in Toronto few years ago. It was funny to follow her way...many nice comments and sometime few stupid opinions...
Some guys are writing here like a greatest tennis experts! Special Michael! looks like a great fitnes and tennis experte... from Mars? or anywhere? May be you have to change your nickname to "I'Robot"..?
If you use stats just do it obiective, pls! Otherwise you are on wrong place...
Listen: Bine lost at RG because the body didn't get enough energy after swich form normal food to "gluten free" food (was to read on internet and was also a big discuss on tv). Do you know what mean "gluten free food"? I think you don't... Just read about or ask people who have experience with.
If you so big statistic fan just check Bine's schedule after RG: Birmingham (title), Wimby (semis single + final double), Stanford (semis + playing double), Carlsbad (quarters) = 19 singles and 7 doubles - all high level matches... Could you imagine how is the energy level after this? Are you thinking sirious about improve fitnes during this time??? Normal people (no "experts") just know the "battery" shold be like empty...
One more thing: did you see on tv tape on Bine's left leg?
Did you heare what her dad said after 1st set? Just try to play perfect serv with pain in your right leg and we will see your best serv percentage... may be you can if you lefthanded...
Just delicate suggestion: before you give your "hight quality comments" here please check internet for more information (twitter, facebook or, or...).
Bine is not playing Toronto and it looks like she take few days off. Please don't expect great fitnes in Cinci... is not really enough time for recovery...
By the way don't forget simple facts: Bine was wta 217 on March 31st and August 8th she will be wta 21...unbelivable!!!


:zzz:
people like you are the best, stalking the board and then suddenly appear when someone says sth about their biggest fave, when they actually have no clue at all, first thing is that I am not stupid and that I know of course what gluten free is, I am not an idiot, thanks but maybe you also know that Sabine said it after the match that she had to switch to gluten free food and not before the match, so I couldnīt know obviously that she had to deal with that problem! And where did I say that I expect her to improve her fitness immediately? I never said that, I just said that she has to improve that, as Sabine is playing a normal schedule, not too much, not too less but obviously it gets more intense when you have more matches against top players, just like Sabine is having it right now...and about her service percentage, just check her matches, her serve percentage is a bit too low in general, doesnīt matter if she is slightly injured or not, so also sth she can work on..of course, she wonīt fix all those things, otherwise she would be perfect player, but there is always sth you can work on, but I donīt expect her to be robot, that is totally bullshit....if you canīt live with my comments, then just donīt read it but I am actually sick of those "tennis" fans, who often actually arenīt tennis fans , they are just fans of the person, getting obsessed with someone and then are not objective anymore ..and about schedule, I mean, 3 weeks break after Wimbledon? that should be enough to reload batteries for everyone..and I am not complaining, Sabine was still quite fit, did a good job , just there is still some space to improve and you might read it again, I said it many times that I am surprised how Sabine is doing these days, absolutely great to see...but I am not sorry for it that I also mention negative things, especially when I am in disappointed mood, after my favourite player lost in the middle of the night after leading 32* 40-0...thanks :wavey:

Purple_Rain
Aug 8th, 2011, 01:07 AM
Please don't expect great fitnes in Cinci... is not really enough time for recovery...

Why shouldn't we? A week off is plenty of time, and she's not really injured. Just look at Aga today.... She said she was 50/50 on playing the semi vs. Petkovic (shoulder), but won that match and then played the match of her life for the championship. This coming after she played a 2+ hour match last week against Sabine.

Do we hear Sabine making excuses? No. She was hurting -- physically and emotionally -- against Bepa and yet she played her best tennis in the second set, even as her serve failed her. She's a professional athlete, and it's her job to make sure she's fit to win matches -- or find a way to win in spite of poor fitness. We've seen Serena and other big servers on both tours perform the latter; why not Sabine?

18majors
Aug 8th, 2011, 02:11 PM
Toronto is a good week to take off and Sabine will be OK for Cincy. Hope another deep run to QF or better.

HeySafZvoneRenka
Aug 8th, 2011, 04:25 PM
Good luck to Boom Boom Shine:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

18majors
Aug 9th, 2011, 12:20 PM
It won't be long before Sabine plays Cincy.

hellas719
Aug 11th, 2011, 04:38 AM
Sabs :hug:

Michael!
Aug 12th, 2011, 11:00 PM
Cincinnati

[3] Victoria Azarenka vs BYE
Sabine Lisicki vs Shahar Peer
Sloane Stephens vs Sara Errani
Gisela Dulko vs [16] Shuai Peng

Good first round here, Peer is not really in good shape and should be beatable anyway, as long as Sabine doesnīt make too many UEs!

Possible 2nd round against Azarenka, reminds me a bit of the Sabine vs. Vera match-up :lol:
In previous two meetings Sabine actually had all chances to win but couldnīt take her chances and wasted big leads in both matches, I hope this time she can turn it around...but she has to beat Peer first, anything else would be a bonus of course but great chances to go really far if she can beat Azarenka....

Purple_Rain
Aug 12th, 2011, 11:10 PM
If Sabine can beat Vika, she has a great chance to make the final. But Vika is a tough match-up for her -- she will crush Sabine's weak second serves, beat her from the baseline, and force lots of errors. Sabine will have to play her very best to win.

LightsOut!
Aug 13th, 2011, 06:06 AM
:cheer:

Ian Aberdon
Aug 13th, 2011, 07:10 AM
:clap2: Let's Go Sabine, Let's Go! :clap2:

18majors
Aug 13th, 2011, 03:12 PM
Peer should be OK and Vika will be a good test. Go Sabine.

Specter
Aug 13th, 2011, 06:37 PM
I hate this draw so much. 5 faves in the same quarter and then you have Bine and Vika, who could both go really far in this tourney, having to knock each other out in round 2. :tape:

Wert.
Aug 13th, 2011, 07:09 PM
Good luck Bine :cheer:

18majors
Aug 14th, 2011, 01:08 PM
I like to see whether Sabine can go toe to toe with Vika or even better, to blow Vika off the court.

Wert.
Aug 14th, 2011, 01:10 PM
R1 should be quite easy :)

Not sure for R2,Vika may be tired :shrug:

Good Luck anyway :)

Ian Aberdon
Aug 14th, 2011, 02:12 PM
If Sabine believes in herself, there is NOBODY ahead of her in the rankings that she should be afraid of! Just look at all the seeded players that tumbled out in Toronto! I don't see much difference in their game compared to Sabine's! And Sabine has got her weapons, if she backs herself!

Mojobackhand
Aug 14th, 2011, 09:42 PM
Sam and Sabine don't play doubles in cincy :(

Purple_Rain
Aug 14th, 2011, 10:10 PM
Vika looked vulnerable yesterday, so I think Sabine will win if she plays well in Round 1. Her drop shots probably won't be effective, but she should have a lot of opportunities to attack Vika's weak serve. And Sabine can't possibly serve any worse than she did against Vera.

Spring Pools
Aug 14th, 2011, 10:18 PM
Vika looked vulnerable yesterday, so I think Sabine will win if she plays well in Round 1. Her drop shots probably won't be effective, but she should have a lot of opportunities to attack Vika's weak serve. And Sabine can't possibly serve any worse than she did against Vera.

Vika looked vulnerable because Serena was playing amazing tennis. I think that Vika has the consistency and strong shots to hurt Lisicki. It depends on how Lisicki's serve is and whether she continues to spray balls everywhere though.

Joey Darling
Aug 14th, 2011, 10:58 PM
I'm a fan of Lisicki, and I have never posted here... Ironic.

Here goes my first.

I think that she has a legitimate chance against Vika, but it really does depend on the level of belief she has in herself/how she plays in round one. She is a VERY confident player when she is at her best, and although she has... Let's face it, been very dismal against some of the top players recently, she does have the goods to beat them. She still has to beat Peer, though... And although Peer may not have the best weapons, she can flat out wear you down if you're not ready for her. I expect her to beat Peer... And, depending on how well she does in that match, I'll size up her chances.

Still... Like I said, her chances are pretty good.

Lisickinator
Aug 14th, 2011, 11:47 PM
Sabine plays Peer at 1700 CET/1100 ET. Hopefully on Eurosport.

18majors
Aug 15th, 2011, 12:00 AM
Sabine should win if she plays her normal power tennis.

Specter
Aug 15th, 2011, 12:40 AM
Sabine plays Peer at 1700 CET/1100 ET. Hopefully on Eurosport.

Well, there's definitely tennis at 17:00 (http://tv.eurosport.de/tvhome.shtml) and unless ES will show ATP, it would have to be Bine's match, right? Unless they don't have cameras on Court 3, but on another of the WTA courts.

Maybe someone has some more info on that. I'm afraid of getting my hopes up.

CillyUltra
Aug 15th, 2011, 07:26 AM
Well, there's definitely tennis at 17:00 (http://tv.eurosport.de/tvhome.shtml) and unless ES will show ATP, it would have to be Bine's match, right? Unless they don't have cameras on Court 3, but on another of the WTA courts.

Maybe someone has some more info on that. I'm afraid of getting my hopes up.

Court 3 is the newly built 3rd TV court (http://www.cincytennis.com/expansion_plans_announced/). ;)

Ian Aberdon
Aug 15th, 2011, 08:12 AM
Sam and Sabine don't play doubles in cincy :(

Sabs is playing Dubs with Daniela Hantuchova instead.

Sabinator.
Aug 15th, 2011, 12:33 PM
Komm Jetzt Sabine!!!!! :cheer:

18majors
Aug 15th, 2011, 12:53 PM
Good luck, Sabine.

Specter
Aug 15th, 2011, 01:01 PM
Court 3 is the newly built 3rd TV court (http://www.cincytennis.com/expansion_plans_announced/). ;)

Well, there you go. :bounce:

Mojobackhand
Aug 15th, 2011, 03:15 PM
1-1

joy division
Aug 15th, 2011, 03:50 PM
What a horrible set from Sabine !!!:eek:
Wake up now, Sabine !!!

Mojobackhand
Aug 15th, 2011, 03:51 PM
Forehand gone. 1st set gone. :(

Geekking
Aug 15th, 2011, 03:59 PM
What happened to Sabine!!!

joy division
Aug 15th, 2011, 03:59 PM
Is she ill, or something ?

Mojobackhand
Aug 15th, 2011, 04:10 PM
I see a bagel coming. :facepalm:

Mojobackhand
Aug 15th, 2011, 04:17 PM
Much better!!!

Mojobackhand
Aug 15th, 2011, 04:21 PM
3-5 Come on now!!!!

Mojobackhand
Aug 15th, 2011, 04:25 PM
That game almost killed me.... 4-5

joy division
Aug 15th, 2011, 04:35 PM
What a bad, strange, but now amazing match !!!
Get that set, Sabine !!!

Mojobackhand
Aug 15th, 2011, 04:39 PM
Please, no tie break.

Mojobackhand
Aug 15th, 2011, 04:50 PM
Two bad days in a row for me.... :(

crazillo
Aug 15th, 2011, 04:53 PM
ES commentators were right, Sabine needs to adjust her game when she is mishitting so much. Adjusting at 0-5 down second set is way too late though. She didn't deserve to do the comeback, Peer just choked. Horrible, horrible performance.

Specter
Aug 15th, 2011, 04:57 PM
Leave it to Bine to make us hope only to break our hearts in the end anyway.

Michael!
Aug 15th, 2011, 04:57 PM
Not really understandable to me, Sabine plays horrible,then at 05 starts to play a bit better at least, Peer pretty average and weaponless as usual cant take her chances, Lisicki even gets the 65 lead just to play a horrible TB again...dont know how many girls come back from 05 to 65 just to lose 67, most would win the set then at least 75 but today just was a bad day for Sabine, nothing worked really, no confidence, no serve, footwork was bad and she just wasnīt able to change anything, just as it was almost too late she played a bit better and that was enough for Peer, so she actually should never lose such a match as even an average performance would be enough to win such a match but as I said, Sabine just needs to find a Plan B in her matches faster and she is often hopeless when her serve doesnt work as then her whole game falls apart...good fight at least, from 05 to 65, didnt expect that, I just hope that she learns from this match and that she is able to win some matches in Dallas, would be important before NY..

joy division
Aug 15th, 2011, 05:02 PM
Bad surprise.
This match was a complete flop, just forget it, Sabine and cheer up !:hug:

Sasja
Aug 15th, 2011, 05:09 PM
Didn't see that one coming :sad:
Bad day at the office for Sabine :hug:

Ian Aberdon
Aug 15th, 2011, 05:33 PM
Oh SABINE! :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry:

PLEASE find a Plan B & a bit of consistency! :bigcry:

Dorien.
Aug 15th, 2011, 06:16 PM
That was really a bad match :sad:

18majors
Aug 15th, 2011, 08:34 PM
Sabine, win Dallas please.

Specter
Aug 15th, 2011, 11:24 PM
W000T! Mike is back! :cheer: And he brought us all a neat little Wozzo ava to punish Bine and Jarka because they lost. :haha:

Mike81
Aug 15th, 2011, 11:30 PM
W000T! Mike is back! :cheer: And he brought us all a neat little Wozzo ava to punish Bine and Jarka because they lost. :haha:

Atleast 'Wozzo' is still World No 1 :lol: and I chose the picture because she is a Liverpool fan like me :cool:

Sabine back to back losses :o

Specter
Aug 15th, 2011, 11:53 PM
Atleast 'Wozzo' is still World No 1 :lol: and I chose the picture because she is a Liverpool fan like me :cool:

Wozzo is my new nick for her. I'll pound on that till it catches on. :oh: And her time as worst #1 in the history of this great sport is ticking down fast. So enjoy it while it lasts. And why Liverpool? Sydney FC not good enough for ya? :p

Sabine back to back losses :o

Yeah, I guess in Wozzo land that would be called a "losing streak of 2."

Mike81
Aug 15th, 2011, 11:58 PM
Wozzo is my new nick for her. I'll pound on that till it catches on. :oh: And her time as worst #1 in the history of this great sport is ticking down fast. So enjoy it while it lasts. And why Liverpool? Sydney FC not good enough for ya? :p



Yeah, I guess in Wozzo land that would be called a "losing streak of 2."

Sydney FC :lol: I like Caro's taste in football teams.

We will see hopefully Sabine has answered a question of mine on her WTA youtube video and if so I will support her more again. If not...

Specter
Aug 16th, 2011, 12:05 AM
We will see hopefully Sabine has answered a question of mine on her WTA youtube video and if so I will support her more again. If not...

... you'll leave and never come back? Awww... well, it was nice and awkward while it lasted. Bye, bye then! :wavey:

Mike81
Aug 16th, 2011, 12:08 AM
... you'll leave and never come back? Awww... well, it was nice and awkward while it lasted. Bye, bye then! :wavey:

I don't know. We'll just have to wait and see if she answered me.

Specter
Aug 16th, 2011, 12:44 AM
I don't know. We'll just have to wait and see if she answered me.

http://www.gifsoup.com/webroot/animatedgifs/172144_o.gif

crazillo
Aug 16th, 2011, 12:49 AM
It will be a happy day when Mike81 finally leaves.

Mike81
Aug 16th, 2011, 02:57 AM
Ok I deleted the first msg because I don't wish to be too hard on her. Didn't watch the match anyway due to the time diff. I will patiently await the YT video.

Specter
Aug 16th, 2011, 03:08 AM
Ok I deleted the first msg because I don't wish to be too hard on her. Didn't watch the match anyway due to the time diff. I will patiently await the YT video.

The one time I don't fucking quote a guy ... that won't ever happen to me again.

Ian Aberdon
Aug 16th, 2011, 06:10 AM
Mike :haha:, please tell me :haha: you are not being serious! :haha:

Your future as a Sabine fan depends on whether she answers your YT question or not?! :lol:

Mike81
Aug 16th, 2011, 07:17 AM
Mike :haha:, please tell me :haha: you are not being serious! :haha:

Your future as a Sabine fan depends on whether she answers your YT question or not?! :lol:

I know it's laughable to you. But it's important to me. FYI I have 5 questions but I did not see their ratings when the poll closed, so I am not sure how popular they ended up being. Depending on the outcome of the YT video will definately have a bearing on the extent of my Sabine fanship in the future. We'll see what happens.

Sabinator.
Aug 16th, 2011, 07:47 AM
:facepalm:

Ian Aberdon
Aug 16th, 2011, 08:34 AM
:rolleyes: Okayyyyyyy..............

Specter
Aug 16th, 2011, 08:50 AM
I know it's laughable to you. But it's important to me. FYI I have 5 questions but I did not see their ratings when the poll closed, so I am not sure how popular they ended up being. Depending on the outcome of the YT video will definately have a bearing on the extent of my Sabine fanship in the future. We'll see what happens.

Oh my god, I'm dying over here. This is the the best post that ever happened on the Internets! :haha:

Mike81
Aug 16th, 2011, 08:55 AM
Oh my god, I'm dying over here. This is the the best post that ever happened on the Internets! :haha:

Then you haven't spent much time on the net because it's not that funny

Ian Aberdon
Aug 16th, 2011, 09:31 AM
Oh I don't know...it's raising a chuckle here! :oh:

Seriously Mike, how old are you? You're either a Sabine fan (which you claim to be) - or you're not. Regardless of whether or not she answers your 5, 10 or 25 Qs you posed on YT. Personally, I'd rather she worked on her game to become more consistent...but maybe that's just me. :shrug:

Mike81
Aug 16th, 2011, 09:43 AM
Oh I don't know...it's raising a chuckle here! :oh:

Seriously Mike, how old are you? You're either a Sabine fan (which you claim to be) - or you're not. Regardless of whether or not she answers your 5, 10 or 25 Qs you posed on YT. Personally, I'd rather she worked on her game to become more consistent...but maybe that's just me. :shrug:

All well and good but I need atleast 1 reply :help: There's deeper reasons for this that I'm not willing to share on here though. Sabine could make me very happy or sad depending on the YT video, I'm nervously awaiting it!

Ian Aberdon
Aug 16th, 2011, 09:52 AM
:timebomb:

Sabinator.
Aug 16th, 2011, 10:22 AM
You need help.

Michael!
Aug 16th, 2011, 10:34 AM
Cilly Ultra, hier hättest du mal allen Grund ein :cuckoo: zu posten! ;)

Mike81
Aug 16th, 2011, 10:36 AM
You need help.

I never did anything to you but you're always here to dump on me :rolleyes: