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KoOlMaNsEaN
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:27 AM
CENTER COURT
12:30pm Start
Novak Djokovic vs Andy Murray
Not Before 4pm
Jelena Jankovic vs Maria Sharapova


GRANDSTAND
2pm Start
Grandin/Uhlirova vs King/Shvedova
Not Before 3:30pm
Bhupathi/Paes vs Llodra/Zimonjic

Tuckii
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:30 AM
Please win the title Yari and Vania :cheer:

Jorn
Aug 21st, 2011, 10:33 AM
Good Luck Jelena! :)

18majors
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:28 PM
Good luck, Maria.

Moo_21
Aug 21st, 2011, 04:02 PM
Come on Jelena!!!

hablo
Aug 21st, 2011, 04:07 PM
Ajde Jelena!!

But why is the men's final first? :mad:

Ferg
Aug 21st, 2011, 04:12 PM
Because the womens semis were last night.

18majors
Aug 21st, 2011, 04:13 PM
Ajde Jelena!!

But why is the men's final first? :mad:

Because men's final is on CBS in the US from 12:30 - 3:00 PM.

hablo
Aug 21st, 2011, 04:27 PM
Because the womens semis were last night.

hmmmm... maybe.

Because men's final is on CBS in the US from 12:30 - 3:00 PM.

So it's because of CBS. Why am I not surprised.... :mad:

martinahfan7
Aug 21st, 2011, 06:13 PM
Great final coming up between Jelena and Maria. Interesting stats which are as follows:-

Titles (WTA & ITF): 23-13 Maria
Head-to-Head: 5-2 Maria - 4 of these matches were on hard court (Maria winning all 4).
One of Jelena's two victories was a walk-over (Rome Semi 2008). Last met in Tokyo in Sept 2009 - Maria was 5-2 up in the first when Jelena retired injured
Jankovic win/loss this year: 31/15
Maria win/loss this year: 38/9

On the above, you would have to say that Maria was the favourite. However, whilst Jelena has had a very poor season so far and has not won a tournament since Indian Wells 2010, her form has picked markedly during the North American hard court season and I would say that she was in with a shout.

PLP
Aug 21st, 2011, 06:19 PM
Great final coming up between Jelena and Maria. Interesting stats which are as follows:-

Titles: 23-12 Maria
Head-to-Head: 5-2 Maria - 4 of these matches were on hard court (Maria winning all 4).
One of Jelena's two victories was a walk-over (Rome Semi 2008). Last met in Tokyo in Sept 2009 - Maria was 5-2 up in the first when Jelena retired injured
Jankovic win/loss this year: 31/15
Maria win/loss this year: 38/9

On the above, you would have to say that Maria was the favourite. However, whilst Jelena has had a very poor season so far and has not won a tournament in a very long time, her form has picked markedly during the North American hard court season and I would say she is in with a shout.


Thx for that!

Anyone know if this match has been moved up now? Or do we still have almost 2 hrs to go?

martinahfan7
Aug 21st, 2011, 06:25 PM
Thx for that!

Anyone know if this match has been moved up now? Or do we still have almost 2 hrs to go?

Seems to still be scheduled for 4pm local time

Slamniacki
Aug 21st, 2011, 06:26 PM
its raining right now in Cincy

http://lockerz.com/s/131703727

http://twitter.com/#!/CincyTennis

Jorn
Aug 21st, 2011, 06:43 PM
The tennis Gods crying over Nole's second loss this year... ;)

Inger67
Aug 21st, 2011, 06:46 PM
Great final coming up between Jelena and Maria. Interesting stats which are as follows:-

Titles (WTA & ITF): 23-13 Maria
Head-to-Head: 5-2 Maria - 4 of these matches were on hard court (Maria winning all 4).
One of Jelena's two victories was a walk-over (Rome Semi 2008). Last met in Tokyo in Sept 2009 - Maria was 5-2 up in the first when Jelena retired injured
Jankovic win/loss this year: 31/15
Maria win/loss this year: 38/9

On the above, you would have to say that Maria was the favourite. However, whilst Jelena has had a very poor season so far and has not won a tournament since Indian Wells 2010, her form has picked markedly during the North American hard court season and I would say that she was in with a shout.

According to the WTA website the H2H is 5-1, the W/O that Jelena "won" does not count on her tally for wins against Maria.

Inger67
Aug 21st, 2011, 06:47 PM
Hopefully the weather clears up!

martinahfan7
Aug 21st, 2011, 06:56 PM
According to the WTA website the H2H is 5-1, the W/O that Jelena "won" does not count on her tally for wins against Maria.

Good point. Depends on what you define as a "win". However, given that the match did not even take place, I think the WTA are right not to classify the walk over as a win - hence HTH 5-1 Maria

Drake1980
Aug 21st, 2011, 06:58 PM
How's weather?

martinahfan7
Aug 21st, 2011, 06:59 PM
Great final coming up between Jelena and Maria. Interesting stats which are as follows:-

Titles (WTA & ITF): 23-13 Maria
Head-to-Head: 5-2 Maria - 4 of these matches were on hard court (Maria winning all 4).
One of Jelena's two victories was a walk-over (Rome Semi 2008). Last met in Tokyo in Sept 2009 - Maria was 5-2 up in the first when Jelena retired injured
Jankovic win/loss this year: 31/15
Maria win/loss this year: 38/9

On the above, you would have to say that Maria was the favourite. However, whilst Jelena has had a very poor season so far and has not won a tournament since Indian Wells 2010, her form has picked markedly during the North American hard court season and I would say that she was in with a shout.

Its also worth adding that Jelena won this tournament in 2009 beating Dinara Safina 6-4 6-2. On the way, she beat Elena Dementieva in the semi's 7-6 0-6 7-6, Sybille Bammer (who had beaten Serena in the 3rd round) in the quarters 6-0 6-3, Victoria Azarenka in the 3rd round 7-5 7-6, and Maria Kirilenko in the 2nd round 7-6 6-3. Hence, had a very good tournament in 2009.

Hope Bammer is enjoying her retirement. From recall, I think she remained a top 30 player almost to the end (only slipping down gradually in 2010) of her career (early 2011)

18majors
Aug 21st, 2011, 07:08 PM
How's weather?

The weather is good, women's doobles final has re-started.

Drake1980
Aug 21st, 2011, 07:13 PM
Lets go Jeca!

hotandspicey
Aug 21st, 2011, 07:18 PM
The tennis Gods crying over Nole's second loss this year... ;)

Or maybe its tears of joy for Murray winning.;)

Jorn
Aug 21st, 2011, 07:21 PM
Grandin/Uhlirova vs King/Shvedova 3-2*

Ithink 4 breaks to start the match...

Jorn
Aug 21st, 2011, 07:37 PM
Grandin/Uhlirova vs King/Shvedova 4-5*

Barktra
Aug 21st, 2011, 07:41 PM
Van/Yari win the first set 6-4, saving 2 break points. COME ON!!!

Jorn
Aug 21st, 2011, 07:41 PM
Grandin/Uhlirova vs King/Shvedova 4-6, 0-0...

J4m3ka
Aug 21st, 2011, 07:55 PM
When will the Empress be gracing my screen? Is the women's final scheduled to be played after the doubles final?

18majors
Aug 21st, 2011, 07:56 PM
^Rain delay right now.

Jorn
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:01 PM
30 minuts rain delay...

toby345
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:01 PM
Court is wet, they dry it right now.

Drake1980
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:09 PM
rain stopped?

martinahfan7
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:11 PM
Apparently, not long now before start of play

tennisbum79
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:16 PM
ESPN is not nearly ready to show the match, softball game still has way to go

18majors
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:18 PM
Single final is on scoreboard.

martinahfan7
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:22 PM
Players now on court warming up!

Spring Pools
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:29 PM
JJ serving first.
starting!

Jorn
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:29 PM
JJ serving...

martinahfan7
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:30 PM
30-15 JJ First game

martinahfan7
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:31 PM
40-30 Jj

Spring Pools
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:31 PM
Terrible dropshot...

martinahfan7
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:32 PM
1-0 Jel First set

Spring Pools
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:32 PM
Great inside out backhand

Serenita
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:32 PM
Well done JJ

Spring Pools
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:33 PM
Adje JJ!

martinahfan7
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:35 PM
1-1

2moretogo
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:38 PM
Jelena looks so flat. I can see why Maria leads the h2h, JJ so fucking predictable.

Miracle Worker
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:38 PM
Another great ball from JJ :sobbing:

martinahfan7
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:39 PM
2-1 Maria

18majors
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:39 PM
Maria started better than last night.

Vee Williams
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:39 PM
where's Jelena from yesterday? she looks so slow and sluggish today, not moving the ball, hitting it short, no power

madmax
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:39 PM
Empress getting blown off the court:hearts:
Awesome

toby345
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:42 PM
Shino is there :worship:

martinahfan7
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:42 PM
30-0 Maria

Rain stops play :no:

2moretogo
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:42 PM
how 'bout you pull Maria off the court before attempting the fh dtl?

toby345
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:42 PM
And rain :eek: out of nowhere

Miracle Worker
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:42 PM
Rain.

Maybe it helps JJ...

Drake1980
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:42 PM
rain! :sad:

tennisbum79
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:42 PM
Chris Fowler desperate to to start a catfight

Spring Pools
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:42 PM
Rain delay...

Vee Williams
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:43 PM
how 'bout you pull Maria off the court before attempting the fh dtl?

how about she makes sure to start hitting her shots in and then go for the lines

goldenlox
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:43 PM
Jankovic did well to get this far. She's not doing much, she needs Maria to fall apart.

18majors
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:43 PM
Hopefully rain delay will be short.

Jorn
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:43 PM
Sunny but rain...

tennisbum79
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:44 PM
Rain.

Maybe it helps JJ...
When the come back from the locker room fowler will probe if the say something to each other

adner
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:44 PM
:lol: JJ holding her umbrella herself

Vee Williams
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:44 PM
Jelena winning this was a long shot before the match started, but at least make it somewhat competitive

toby345
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:46 PM
here we go again, play continues.

18majors
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:47 PM
Jankovic did well to get this far. She's not doing much, she needs Maria to fall apart.

Zvonareva is a much tougher opponent than JJ.

martinahfan7
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:48 PM
Resumption 40-0 Maria

martinahfan7
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:48 PM
3-1 Maria

Jorn
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:49 PM
Masha 3-1*

2moretogo
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:49 PM
Zvonareva is a much tougher opponent than JJ.

Yup. But I thought that JJ would have more fire in her belly. She's out there like, its an exho.

Spring Pools
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:49 PM
Jankovic is playing badly atm... No depth or pace

Moo_21
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:51 PM
disappointing start so far, Jelena doesn't seem to have the belief she can win this

tennisbum79
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:51 PM
Rain.

Maybe it helps JJ...
Too short to help, Maria continuing her beatdown.
JJ has to hope that Maria hits her bad patch of double faults

Spring Pools
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:51 PM
Jankovic is pushing right into Masha's strikezone.

goldenlox
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:52 PM
Zvonareva has been losing to Radwanska & Pironkova. She wasnt playing real well, but Jankovic hasnt been winning matches. She got some injured opponents this week.
Jelena's game is nowhere near 2008

Jorn
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:52 PM
*4-1...

Vee Williams
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:53 PM
it seems it'll be a quick match

tennisbum79
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:53 PM
Jankovic is playing badly atm... No depth or pace
She is trying to pull a Serena, she'll come back roaring

2moretogo
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:54 PM
:lol: Only thing I can say is great depth from Masha. JJ you are dreadful. No 1st serve, moonballs going out... Should be interesting to see what the crowd will do when she retires from this match. lol.

Patrick345
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:54 PM
Amazing that Sharapova can remember to stay on Jankovic´s completely useless forehand, but always gets into battles with Wozniacki, when she could apply the same tactics to destroy Wozniacki.

martinahfan7
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:54 PM
Jel coach just said to her that she needs to be more aggressive

hablo
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:55 PM
JJ better wake up soon...

30-0* AJDE!!!

martinahfan7
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:55 PM
0-30 Jel

Spring Pools
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:55 PM
She's hitting with a little more pace. Hopefully she can keep it up and win this.

martinahfan7
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:56 PM
0-40 (3bp)Jel

hablo
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:56 PM
Triple BPs :drool:

hablo
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:56 PM
That's more like it, JJ! :bounce:

tennisbum79
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:56 PM
Jankovic is pushing right into Masha's strikezone.
Maria watched the youtube video "How-To-Beat-A-Pusher"

Jorn
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:56 PM
4-2*

martinahfan7
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:56 PM
Game Jelena - playing more aggressive as coach asked for - 4-2 Maria

Spring Pools
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:56 PM
Jaja breaks!!!

2moretogo
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:57 PM
Ricardo Sanchez is a fucking mess.

Spring Pools
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:57 PM
Uh oh... the racquet up ala Rome...

Patrick345
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:57 PM
JJ is the best. :lol:

Valanga
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:58 PM
Ricardo Sanchez is such a twat :tape:
Only him stood up like a fruitcake

FleetSeb
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:58 PM
Classic Jankovic, just bitching to try and distract Maria, tactics all the time.

2moretogo
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:58 PM
:lol: and it begins...

TennisArt
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:58 PM
OMG catfight!!

tennisbum79
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:58 PM
Fowler got his wish

Jorn
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:59 PM
"You are too fast for me" JJ say Masha... ;)

Valanga
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:59 PM
JJ's serve eez a mess

Spring Pools
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:59 PM
I guess JJ needs drama to play her best tennis. When Serena held up the racquet and JJ did that, she eventually won the match.

Specter
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:59 PM
Classic Jankovic, just bitching to try and distract Maria, tactics all the time.

IKR? So much love to the Empress. :hearts:

hablo
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:59 PM
Classic Jankovic, just bitching to try and distract Maria, tactics all the time.

She's right though. Why doe always need to go walk to the back of the court...? :lol:

Valanga
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:00 PM
2 more BPs :o I am done

2moretogo
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:00 PM
she betta be careful though...she aint playing well enough to do this bs.

FleetSeb
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:00 PM
She's right though. Why doe always need to go walk to the back of the court...? :lol:



Haha true enough...

hablo
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:01 PM
JJ saves both BPs. :drool:

FleetSeb
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:01 PM
Maria really messed up those two bps...

2moretogo
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:01 PM
Seriously though.... it is all dandy to say it when you are close, but JJ's playing like crap. WHOA 103mph by JJ!

Valanga
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:02 PM
JJ :o should have put away that volley. Back to deuce

tennisbum79
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:02 PM
Ricardo Sanchez is a fucking mess.
why?

what did he say?

hablo
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:02 PM
JJ holds.

Keep this up please!! :banana:

Moo_21
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:02 PM
Excellent hold from Jelena, things spicing up nicely :)

FleetSeb
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:03 PM
Maria's actually going to throw this set away isn't she :(

Valanga
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:03 PM
Great hold 3-4*. Maria's ground game is a bit patchy, another break is possible

18majors
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:03 PM
Maria's tempo was disrupted.

goldenlox
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:03 PM
JJ :o should have put away that volley. Back to deuceWhen it comes to volleys or overheads, Jankovic can give her fans the yips :lol:

Spring Pools
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:03 PM
Well, Maybe JJ can pull off what she did yesterday after her slow start and pull this out. There's always hope.

Vee Williams
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:03 PM
it's becoming entertaining... if not for the tennis, for the drama

SwingVolley93
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:03 PM
So much drama :hearts:

martinahfan7
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:04 PM
4-3 Maria

Jelena improving since coaches intervention

tennisbum79
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:04 PM
Seriously though.... it is all dandy to say it when you are close, but JJ's playing like crap. WHOA 103mph by JJ!
JJ is not out of this match yet, Maria's double fault patch is due any time now

FleetSeb
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:05 PM
Double fault... yep Maria's gifting it back to JJ.

tennisbum79
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:05 PM
DF, called it just in time

FleetSeb
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:07 PM
12-2 to Maria in winners. As if there was any doubt whose racquet this match is on...

And yet we're at 30-30...

martinahfan7
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:07 PM
30-40 bp

FleetSeb
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:07 PM
Another double :(

martinahfan7
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:08 PM
4-4!! Well done Jel!

Spring Pools
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:08 PM
JAJA Breaks!!!!!!!!!

2moretogo
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:08 PM
why?

what did he say?

First he's sitting in the first row, directly behind the side that Maria is currently serving on. When JJ broke Maria for 2-4, Ricardo was directly behind JJ, standing up, clapping, cheering and hollering like JJ had won the whole tourney.

He's leaned over inside the court, so that everytime the server gets the ball they get to see his ugly mug. lol. It is gamesmanship IMHO.

FleetSeb
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:08 PM
And another error from Maria... not a single winner from JJ that game. As I said Maria gifting it back.

hablo
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:08 PM
Well done, JJ!!

Now she's playing better Sharpie's level has dipped, it seems. :eek:

Patrick345
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:08 PM
The big game now at 4-4. Sharapova´s shaky serve again in a close match, but she usually stops run with a goosd return game and break. Zvonareva failed at 3-3 2nd set yesterday.

Valanga
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:08 PM
Come on JJ :help:

Specter
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:08 PM
4-4 We're getting somewhere now.

goldenlox
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:09 PM
A lot like yesterdays Maria match. She has some sloppy streaks.
Thats one reason she's only holding one title

FleetSeb
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:09 PM
This is literally terrible...

Valanga
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:09 PM
I think loads of JJ fans can't stand Ricardo, but as long as he can bring JJ's game back, we are fine with it.

martinahfan7
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:09 PM
30-0 Jel

martinahfan7
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:10 PM
40-0

2moretogo
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:10 PM
JJ is not out of this match yet, Maria's double fault patch is due any time now

I guess I had too much faith in Maria, been reading too many Mashabators posts. :help: Maria's on 11 already?

Valanga
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:10 PM
Jaja 5-4*

martinahfan7
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:11 PM
5-4 Jel - 4 games in a row!

FleetSeb
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:11 PM
Right, FFS Maria just hold please.

Jankovic isn't going to earn it, so please just stop with the errors.

18majors
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:11 PM
Stranger things happened.

Valanga
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:11 PM
Is that the first tournament back between JJ and Ricardo? or was it already in toronto

Jorn
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:11 PM
Grandin/Uhlirova vs King/Shvedova 3-6, 6-4, mtb 0-0...

Vee Williams
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:11 PM
no rain, please... match must go on

Hapsara
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:12 PM
Masha choking big time

Moo_21
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:12 PM
Great comeback from Jelena although somewhat assisted by Maria! That exchange with the umpire has really worked in Jelena's favour.

tennisbum79
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:12 PM
4-3 Maria

Jelena improving since coaches intervention

I think loads of JJ fans can't stand Ricardo, but as long as he can bring JJ's game back, we are fine with it.
He comes across as non nonsense coach to me. He seems to get through to her very quickly

I am not fan of JJ, but I think Ricardo is the right "man" for.

Jorn
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:12 PM
Maria lost her good play... Come on JJ!

hablo
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:13 PM
Sharpie's serve doing wonders... :tape:

FleetSeb
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:13 PM
Doublefaultova in the house.

Jorn
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:13 PM
*4-5 df...

goldenlox
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:14 PM
Maria is capable of getting on a good run again.
A great player like Serena buries her now. Vera couldnt. Jelena? We'll see

Patrick345
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:14 PM
I think loads of JJ fans can't stand Ricardo, but as long as he can bring JJ's game back, we are fine with it.

He´s not beating her afaik, he´s not stealing money from her afaik, so why would a JJ fan hat her successful partnership with her coach?

That´s even more confusing than fans, who hold a grudge toward players that beat their favourites like some Sharapova fans with Petkovic for example. I don´t hate Clijsters or Seena for beating Zvoanreva in Slams finals, but I would have appreciated it, if they could have stayed injured two more weeks. :lol:

hablo
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:14 PM
Laugh @ Sharpie's grunt getting weaker and weaker as the rally extends... :haha:

FleetSeb
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:14 PM
Yes Maria! More winners like that please... Although you need to be a little more aggressive during the rallies.

martinahfan7
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:15 PM
30-30

FleetSeb
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:15 PM
Come on Maria, 2 points *prays*

tennisbum79
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:15 PM
Maria lost her good play... Come on JJ!
This was not a surprise. It is Maria after all
The question, can JJ take advantage of it?

Jorn
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:15 PM
ace! 30-30...

2moretogo
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:15 PM
Moonballpova?

martinahfan7
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:16 PM
30-40 sp Jel

hablo
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:16 PM
SP ajde!!

Jorn
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:16 PM
df on sp :o

martinahfan7
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:16 PM
double fault gives Jel set!!! 6-4

Vee Williams
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:16 PM
5 games in a row!

hablo
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:16 PM
DF.

Thanks Sharpie, says JJ!!! :haha:

Spring Pools
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:16 PM
The empress takes the first set 6-4!!!!!!!!

Specter
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:16 PM
That was awesome.

18majors
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:17 PM
Maria still has a long way to go.

FleetSeb
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:17 PM
Loooool

Jankovic hits 2 winners and wins the set...

Maria, get yourself together, that was a joke. Still on your racquet, I mean its not like you can't outplay JJ...

Miracle Worker
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:17 PM
JJ :worship:

Biutiful JJ :rocker:

Valanga
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:17 PM
JJ's volley is tres hilarious, how can she get away with that volley return at 30-30 :tape:? Radwanska would have said thank you and make a goat lob

tennisbum79
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:17 PM
Yeah, just as I called it, the DF patch came at the right time for JJ.

Looking forward to a very interesting 2nd set and post match press conference

18majors
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:17 PM
It's tough to win matches when broken 3 straight times.

Moo_21
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:18 PM
What a collapse from Maria :eek:

Come on Jelena, keep this up now...

SwingVolley93
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:18 PM
Go Empress!! :hearts:

améliemomo
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:18 PM
DF.

Thanks Sharpie, says JJ!!! :haha:

:lol:

salut ça va?:wavey:

hablo
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:18 PM
What a bad choke from Sharpie though! :eek:

Spring Pools
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:18 PM
I'm assuming Masha will raise her game now. Worried about JJ.

2moretogo
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:19 PM
:haha: DF was NID. The funny thing is winning the longer rallies. If Maria can get the ball into play she's got a great chance of winning her 2nd tourney of the year.

hablo
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:19 PM
:lol:

salut ça va?:wavey:

:bigwave:

Bien et toi?

18majors
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:19 PM
Maria, pull together and plays solidly.

Patrick345
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:19 PM
JJ's volley is tres hilarious, how can she get away with that volley return at 30-30 :tape:?

That´s why Petko complained about JJ´s great volleys yesterday, cause JJ is usually completely useless especially with the forehand volleys. Difference is Petko has no speed on her passing shots in comparison to Sharapova.

martinahfan7
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:20 PM
15-15 Maria overhits f/h

Valanga
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:20 PM
I am going home. I can't watch 2nd set. GO JANKOVIC.

hablo
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:20 PM
Finally a good overhead by JJ. :lol:

martinahfan7
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:20 PM
30-15 Jel - starting to outplay Maria now

martinahfan7
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:20 PM
40-15 Jel

Maria looking nervous

FleetSeb
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:21 PM
Maria's passes/lobs are normally pretty good, not today.

martinahfan7
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:21 PM
6-4 1-0 Jel - 6 games in a row

FleetSeb
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:21 PM
This is literally the worst she's played since the Aussie.

FleetSeb
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:22 PM
30-15 Jel - starting to outplay Maria now


Not really. She's hit two winners. I mean she's attacking the net a bit but it's still on Maria's racquet.

martinahfan7
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:22 PM
Well done to Jel coach - Jel has not lost a game since he told her to be more aggressive!

goldenlox
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:22 PM
Who would have thunk it after 4-1? Sharapova lost 6 games in a row.

Specter
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:22 PM
2 winners! :haha:

hablo
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:22 PM
JJ had Wozniacki-like stat in that first set... :haha:

Patrick345
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:23 PM
JJ mindgames

http://cardsspeakpoker.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Omar_Wire.jpg

All in the game yo, all in the game

améliemomo
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:23 PM
:bigwave:

Bien et toi?

ça va, je mène ma vie de "supporter retraitée" lol

martinahfan7
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:23 PM
15-0 Maria

FleetSeb
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:23 PM
Now she's moonballing....

martinahfan7
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:23 PM
terrible f/h into net from Maria 15-15

hablo
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:24 PM
ça va, je mène ma vie de "supporter retraitée" lol

supporter retraitée? :lol:

Amélie me manque :hysteric:

tennisbum79
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:24 PM
Well done to Jel coach - Jel has not lost a game since he told her to be more aggressive!

Yeah, that hiw you judge how good a coach is. He has immediate effect on his pupil.

I have head lots of bad stuff about Sanchez, seeing here what he is doing, I have nothing but praise

2moretogo
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:25 PM
hahahahaha moonballpova is collasping. Why can't they both play well at the same time?

martinahfan7
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:25 PM
40-30

améliemomo
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:26 PM
supporter retraitée? :lol:

Amélie me manque :hysteric:

moi aussi, c'est fou comme le niveau est bas ces temps ci:help:

Specter
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:26 PM
German commentator called that DF. XD

FleetSeb
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:26 PM
AAAAARGH

*driven insane*

martinahfan7
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:26 PM
Adv Jel (bp)

FleetSeb
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:27 PM
COME ON!

Now fucking hold.

2moretogo
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:27 PM
lmao @ Hogsteadt telling Maria just to slide the serve into JJ's hip. Maria doesn't even know how to do that.

hablo
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:28 PM
JJ nets the second serve... on bp! :rolleyes:

martinahfan7
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:29 PM
Game Jel!!! 6-4 2-0

hablo
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:29 PM
moi aussi, c'est fou comme le niveau est bas ces temps ci:help:

Amélie doit sûrement se dire la même chose, tout bas... :lol::tape:

JJ breaks again. :banana:

Moo_21
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:29 PM
Yes!!! Break for JJ, really solid hitting and shes got Maria on the ropes here...

FleetSeb
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:30 PM
A 3rd winner from Jelena and she gets the break...

Maria. You'll have a hard time explaining how you've lost this match.

hablo
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:31 PM
A 3rd winner from Jelena and she gets the break...

Maria. You'll have a hard time explaining how you've lost this match.

Not really: her serve and stupid errors... :p

And JJ playing with more pace and determination.

2moretogo
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:31 PM
:o 7 games in a row. & JJ's playing inconsistently too.

Patrick345
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:31 PM
A 3rd winner from Jelena and she gets the break...

Maria. You'll have a hard time explaining how you've lost this match.

It´s not over yet, but if Jankovic can get a two hold lead here, Sharapova is in big trouble.

Jorn
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:31 PM
Only rain can save Masha now... ;)

martinahfan7
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:31 PM
30-15 Jel

FleetSeb
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:32 PM
Not really: her serve and stupid errors... :p

And JJ playing with more pace and determination.

No but I mean explaining where the hell her game went. As much as JJ did improve her game Maria should be able to beat someone of that standard, even in post shoulder-op form.

hablo
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:32 PM
Save the BP, JJ. :scared:

tennisbum79
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:32 PM
A 3rd winner from Jelena and she gets the break...

Maria. You'll have a hard time explaining how you've lost this match.
It is not over, it is Maria vs JJ.
Maria has a way to come back , JJ has a way to collapse.

Jorn
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:33 PM
2-0 bp...

FleetSeb
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:33 PM
COME ON!

Now please, please, please, just hold.

hablo
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:33 PM
Break back, JJ. :(

martinahfan7
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:33 PM
Maria breaks back

2-1 Jel

2moretogo
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:33 PM
A 3rd winner from Jelena and she gets the break...

Maria. You'll have a hard time explaining how you've lost this match.

No she won't. She let yet another opponent get into her head mentally (today the coach gets the assist). Plus she had proved she has absolutely no confidence, and more troubling CONTROL over that serve. Hogsteadt told Maria to slide the serve into JJ's hip and Maria's shown she's incapable of doing so.

TuxedoSlam
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:33 PM
Really loving this. Jelena playing very well! OMG Sharapova breaks back. Awesome

18majors
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:34 PM
Play solidly, Maria.

Vee Williams
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:34 PM
Jelena relaxed a little with her shots, Sharapova got more aggressive again

FleetSeb
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:34 PM
(On a side note, just saw an ad for Final Destination 5 on Eurosport - they're still spinning this franchise? :lol: )

améliemomo
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:35 PM
Amélie doit sûrement se dire la même chose, tout bas... :lol::tape:

JJ breaks again. :banana:

arf c'est sure, c'est pas le temps ou y avait une forte concurrence de haute qualité;
aujourd'hui n'importe qui peut gagner un GC sans veritable opposition.
Excepté Serena c'est bien plat:help:
enfin amelie semble heureuse aujourd'hui, jla vois bien capitaine de fed cup plus tard;)

18majors
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:35 PM
The key is for Maria to hold serves.

2moretogo
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:35 PM
well fuck, I don't know who's gonna win anymore.

tennisbum79
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:37 PM
Sharapova fans, you have to get used that this will be Maria's match pattern for the rest of her career.

These lapse did not just start recently, they have with her form sometime now.
The good news with Maria is that she has the mind and fighting spririt to overcome it.
For a lesser players, this kind of game pattern will relegate then to top 30 only,

martinahfan7
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:37 PM
2-2

Jorn
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:38 PM
2-2...

FleetSeb
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:38 PM
You know the thing is. In Rome Maria's doubles were nearly gone. I mean she didn't double fault once against Peer in her match there. And I know Peer isn't a tough opponent for her necessarily but Maria's been DFing against big names as well as littler ones. So how has she regressed again from there?

FleetSeb
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:39 PM
This is a very good game from Jelena, impressive stuff.

Patrick345
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:40 PM
Important hold. Needs to build on it.

18majors
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:40 PM
That wasn't a good return game.