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Wert.
Aug 22nd, 2011, 09:55 AM
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Its a little bit early but Lucie wont play any events before US Open so i decided to make a thread.
Lucie is going to play probably some of her most important touraments in her career.She is going to be seed 28.This means she will play unseeded players in R1 and R2 and then one of the TOP 8 Seeds.Last yaer she was quite unlucky and faced dangerous Tamira Paszek in opening round and lost in 3 sets.This week she is ranked #28 and I believe if she can reach R3 she will be close to,if not better,than her career Highest rank.There are some dangerous unseeded players and I would like her to avoid them like:

Alona Bondarenko
Gisela Dulko
Petra Martic
Venus Williams
Johanna Larsson
Sara Errani

The best possible draw would be some of these players

Davis [WC]
Parmantier
Pous Tio
Rodina
...


She will also play doubles with Misa Krajicek here.So Good Luck :cheer:

Remix13
Aug 23rd, 2011, 09:35 AM
Yes good luck for USO Lucie :)

I'll follow her tournament with attention (attentiveness ?).

Davodus
Aug 25th, 2011, 05:52 PM
The draw is being done, I'm pretty sure Lucie vs Kvitova would be the 3rd round if both make it, haven't seen her first round yet.

Wert.
Aug 25th, 2011, 06:29 PM
R1
R2
R3 Kvitova

Come on Lucie,step by step :kiss:

Davodus
Aug 25th, 2011, 06:30 PM
Ok, first round vs Rybarikova, 2nd vs Craybas or Madison Keys...so both winnable matches for sure. Rybarikova has a good serve and aggressive game, but she hasn't played since wimbledon when she got injured in the first round, so she'll be rusty.

Wert.
Aug 25th, 2011, 06:32 PM
Magda
Keys/Craybas
Petra


Not bad :cool:

Remix13
Aug 25th, 2011, 06:33 PM
Lucie should do at least R3, and even better I hope ;)

Wert.
Aug 25th, 2011, 06:39 PM
Kvitova's level of tennis was quite embarassing for a pro player after she won Wimbledon :shrug:

Robert-KimClijst
Aug 26th, 2011, 12:03 AM
This is a very solid draw. If she plays like she has the past couple weeks she should definitely make the third round. And I could see her beating Kvitova too if she is in good form. Lucie doesn't give her opponents a lot of rhythm and if Kvitova is off Lucie can definitely get the scalp. But we'll see... Lucie at majors tends to be disastrous.

smarties
Aug 26th, 2011, 10:49 PM
Ok, first round vs Rybarikova, 2nd vs Craybas or Madison Keys...so both winnable matches for sure. Rybarikova has a good serve and aggressive game, but she hasn't played since wimbledon when she got injured in the first round, so she'll be rusty.

Yes but her backhand is literally crap and being lefty Lucie forehand will pounce that backhand to death. :lol:

Davodus
Aug 27th, 2011, 05:56 AM
That's true, her backhand is one of the worst on tour :lol: And she should be quite rusty, so hopefully a good matchup for Lucie.

Wert.
Aug 27th, 2011, 09:12 AM
Lucie's BFF Misa is also in MD :cheer:

hopefully good result in doubles :cheer:

Wert.
Aug 27th, 2011, 05:47 PM
ouuhhh..Im so excited...she has a game,sha has a quite kind draw.Lets see how she gets on :cheer:

Davodus
Aug 27th, 2011, 05:51 PM
Don't get too excited, she's had great draws and great preparation before and crashed out in round 1 and 2 :lol:

Wert.
Aug 27th, 2011, 05:55 PM
Don't get too excited, she's had great draws and great preparation before and crashed out in round 1 and 2 :lol:

Ouch..Talk me about it :lol:

Wert.
Aug 27th, 2011, 08:14 PM
Lucie plays second match on court 14 :cheer:

Excelscior
Aug 28th, 2011, 01:58 AM
Good Luck To Lucy in The US Open, to all Safarova fans!!

Wert.
Aug 28th, 2011, 06:27 PM
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lauraa00
Aug 28th, 2011, 09:16 PM
Good Luck :banana:

Edinboro
Aug 29th, 2011, 09:10 AM
I'm ready!! :)

Wert.
Aug 29th, 2011, 09:30 AM
Im too :)

Wert.
Aug 29th, 2011, 10:05 AM
Lucie is officially 26th player now :banana:

Davodus
Aug 29th, 2011, 10:13 AM
The points between 25 and 30ish are so close, it's gonna be interesting with rankings this USO.

Davodus
Aug 29th, 2011, 06:39 PM
On court now, down 1-2 despite having 3 BPs already :o

Davodus
Aug 29th, 2011, 06:42 PM
And she gets immediately broken for 1-3 :o

Davodus
Aug 29th, 2011, 06:50 PM
1-4...0/4 on BPs

Davodus
Aug 29th, 2011, 06:58 PM
2-5 :o :o

Davodus
Aug 29th, 2011, 07:02 PM
Gave her the set to love :lol: this kind of shit always happens when she is in form with a good draw

HowardH
Aug 29th, 2011, 07:19 PM
Lucie :o. Chance to get a break up in the second set though now, 2-2 0-30 on Magdalena's serve.

Davodus
Aug 29th, 2011, 07:21 PM
Finally a break :o

Davodus
Aug 29th, 2011, 07:34 PM
3 SPs missed :o had 0-40

Robert-KimClijst
Aug 29th, 2011, 07:36 PM
Come on Lucie! Fight!!! According to the stats she only has one winner. Can that be right??? She won the second set after blowing a 0-40 lead on Rybarikova's serve though. This is going to be an ugly third set...

Davodus
Aug 29th, 2011, 07:38 PM
Hopefully she continues how she was going...I hate to think of her regressing back to the first set shit.

Wert.
Aug 29th, 2011, 07:40 PM
Lucie holds in first game 1-0

Davodus
Aug 29th, 2011, 07:48 PM
1-1...lots of deuces but no BP.

Wert.
Aug 29th, 2011, 07:48 PM
:scared:

Davodus
Aug 29th, 2011, 07:55 PM
BP missed :o

Robert-KimClijst
Aug 29th, 2011, 07:57 PM
Break! 3-1.

Davodus
Aug 29th, 2011, 07:57 PM
ok, now that you got the break, please don't lose it :lol:

Robert-KimClijst
Aug 29th, 2011, 08:01 PM
Quick hold. :) Now please get the insurance break!

Davodus
Aug 29th, 2011, 08:03 PM
Quick hold. :) Now please get the insurance break!

that'd be too much to ask for :lol:

Wert.
Aug 29th, 2011, 08:05 PM
4-2 15-30 :o

Davodus
Aug 29th, 2011, 08:08 PM
Phew, that's good, saving a BP and holding.

Wert.
Aug 29th, 2011, 08:08 PM
Pojd!

5-2 :)

Edinboro
Aug 29th, 2011, 08:11 PM
One game away to make the second round. If that happens then she's at least accomplished one win in all the slams this year. :)

Davodus
Aug 29th, 2011, 08:16 PM
So many deuces but no MP :o

Davodus
Aug 29th, 2011, 08:17 PM
MP....lost :o

Robert-KimClijst
Aug 29th, 2011, 08:17 PM
This game is killing me!

Davodus
Aug 29th, 2011, 08:18 PM
2nd MP lost :o not good

Wert.
Aug 29th, 2011, 08:20 PM
Done

Robert-KimClijst
Aug 29th, 2011, 08:20 PM
YES!!!!!!!!!! First win since 2007 at the US Open!!!!!!!!!!!!

Davodus
Aug 29th, 2011, 08:20 PM
:banana: thankgod! Great turnaround, and then she started to dominate with her serve again. Good win!

Robert-KimClijst
Aug 29th, 2011, 08:21 PM
It looks like she will play Madison Keys in the next round. Not bad, not bad. She has a great shot to equal her best showing here.

Davodus
Aug 29th, 2011, 08:23 PM
Keys is playing really well against Craybas now, so Lucie will need to be on point...but since she is American, there's a good chance we'll be able to watch this time.

Wert.
Aug 29th, 2011, 08:28 PM
No shame losing a set to Magda..injured or not she is good player

GL in R2

Davodus
Aug 29th, 2011, 08:28 PM
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via @TennisMaryland on twitter

Robert-KimClijst
Aug 29th, 2011, 08:39 PM
Could Lucie's draw be any better?!?!? Wow. The problem is, the better the draw the worse the results. Let's hope Lucie carries on her good form and just wins the matches she should win for the time being.

HowardH
Aug 29th, 2011, 08:58 PM
YES!!!!!!!!!! First win since 2007 at the US Open!!!!!!!!!!!!

Didn't realise it was as bad as that...

But congrats on the win.

lauraa00
Aug 29th, 2011, 09:09 PM
Thankgod :banana:

lauraa00
Aug 29th, 2011, 09:14 PM
Petra exit :D

Yellow Moon
Aug 29th, 2011, 11:18 PM
pheew :rolleyes:, that was close... :worship:

Martian Jeza
Aug 30th, 2011, 12:07 AM
Petra is out :bigwave:

Please don't waste this opportunity to make the fourth round :unsure:

Indeed Golden Opportunity for her going to the fourth round but with her we never know unfortunately !

Davodus
Aug 30th, 2011, 01:35 AM
Her draw is so open :lol: but she so often doesn't take advantage of that so don't expect anything :lol:

Davodus
Aug 30th, 2011, 01:42 AM
Cincinnati to US Open
After Toronto my trip went to Cincinnati. It’s the first year the event is combined with men and they made an amazing job in renovating and extending the whole site. My coach Biljana was already there waiting for me. We started to work together in November and it’s going very well so far. I think we are on the right track. Unfortunately, I got sick the next day and had to take antibiotics so I struggled through my matches there especially against Na Li.
After 5 days I got better and started to practice for the Us Open. We moved to Newburgh NY with Biljana to stay with my sister Veronika. I was very happy to see them all, especially my little nieces Emma (5) and Anna (3) we had a lot of fun ! Last four days I’m already in NYC and looking forward to start my 7th Us Open! Hopefully hurricane Irena doesn’t plan to ruin it



Your Lucie


Lucie loves her nieces :lol: And I knew she was sick in Cincy.

Davodus
Aug 30th, 2011, 02:00 AM
First round photos:
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Wert.
Aug 30th, 2011, 11:25 AM
Doubles R1

Lucie/Misa v Groenefeld/Barrois :scared:

You were unlucky this time ,David :hug:

Davodus
Aug 30th, 2011, 11:53 AM
I knew it would happen :lol: I was looking through the draw and I was getting to the bottom and I hadn't seen either of them yet so I just knew it :o so annoying.

Remix13
Aug 30th, 2011, 01:55 PM
Nice win after a slow start, good luck for R2 Lucie :cheer:

Foals.
Aug 30th, 2011, 07:22 PM
I'm sorry it was at Magda's expense but finally a GS win here for Lucie again. :inlove: I'm glad she was able to turn it around in three sets again, although it would be nice if she didn't chance starting too late and risk losing!

This couldn't be a better chance to make the 3rd, or really the 4th round. No Zakopalova or Goerges to contend with who were tricky 2nd round opponents so anything less will be a massive waste. If she can't win these type of matches against Keys or Dulgeru, even in a GS situation, then she doesn't deserve to reach her goal of the top 20 and beyond.

Still, she's done what we said she should try and achieve this year, a GS win at all the majors. The only time apart from 2007.

Robert-KimClijst
Aug 30th, 2011, 08:50 PM
Lucie and Keys are first up on Louis Armstrong Stadium tomorrow beginning at 11 AM EST.

Davodus
Aug 30th, 2011, 11:23 PM
Wow, big court :lol: but good, we can watch it.

Wert.
Aug 31st, 2011, 07:17 AM
Might be on ES :)

Edinboro
Aug 31st, 2011, 07:22 AM
I saw the ending snippets of the Simona Halep/Na Li match and I think it's uncanny how much Halep looks like Lucie. :lol:

Wert.
Aug 31st, 2011, 09:12 AM
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smarties
Aug 31st, 2011, 03:23 PM
I saw the ending snippets of the Simona Halep/Na Li match and I think it's uncanny how much Halep looks like Lucie. :lol:

:spit: Really don't see i,other than they both have very round face.

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 03:47 PM
I don't see it either :lol:

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:05 PM
It's started and Lucie can't win a point :o

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:06 PM
0-2 with no points :lol:

Wert.
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:09 PM
:facepalm:

Wert.
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:09 PM
If she loses to Keys...

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:09 PM
Playing so bad at the moment :sobbing:

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:10 PM
0-3. Just disgusting, BP missed.

Robert-KimClijst
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:12 PM
Lucie neds to find her game and quickly. Luckily I heard Evert talking yesterday about how Keys really struggles mentally and will choke and lose focus in a match usually, so that could be useful for Lucie.

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:13 PM
So many errors :bigcry:

Wert.
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:13 PM
I become sick of this slow starts and chokes :o

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:14 PM
She hasn't won a point on serve at all...

Robert-KimClijst
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:14 PM
Lucie, this is disgusting!!!!!!

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:16 PM
This is so bad :sobbing: she doesn't even seem to be on the court

Wert.
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:17 PM
she choked against Schnyder this year too

she was up 5-3 30-15

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:17 PM
Easy short backhand that she barely even moves her feet to, and she misses long :o disgusting play.

jiri-nedved
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:17 PM
Even Petra played better than this....

Robert-KimClijst
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:17 PM
Is there something wrong???? I mean, she can't find the court!

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:18 PM
We can't just hope Keys will choke, because people always get free points when Lucie is returning. She needs to actually play.

Remix13
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:19 PM
Lucie is playing very well for the moment, keep going and it will be a great double bagel :facepalm:

Robert-KimClijst
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:20 PM
Lucie hits a winner!!! :worship:

:o

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:21 PM
I had a feeling this would happen :o when her draw opened up I knew she wouldn't be able to do anything with it.

Wert.
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:24 PM
I think I can play better than this :lol:

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:24 PM
a game :woohoo: ridiculous

Robert-KimClijst
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:24 PM
Navratilova said she worked with Lucie last year, especially on slowing down her service motion and having her use her leftiness and height to her advantage.. Surprising, I had no idea.

5-1. Starting to find the court a bit at least!

Remix13
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:25 PM
Oh Lucie won a game, maybe the first of a long streak !

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:25 PM
It'd be nice if she could return :o

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:28 PM
What's the point breaking now :lol:

Wert.
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:28 PM
2-5 :oh:

Robert-KimClijst
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:31 PM
Eh, I'm glad she has made the scoreline a bit more respectable. Hopefully this will get her legs moving and sharpen her focus for the second set. And Keys seems to have come down a bit from how she was striking the ball earlier.

Robert-KimClijst
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:32 PM
Why does Lucie keep going for that down the line shot? She loves her forehand crosscourt and it goes to Keys' weakness, the backhand! I don't get it.

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:33 PM
Her tactics are weird, I agree.

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:34 PM
She still sucks, can't take her game points.

Robert-KimClijst
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:35 PM
Worked there. :lol: 5-3.

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:36 PM
Well at least she got her foot in the door for the next set with some games.

Robert-KimClijst
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:36 PM
Three missed returns when Keys is clearly choking... :o 40-0
Edit: Make that four. 3-6.

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:37 PM
As expected, horrible return game :lol: well, hopefully set 2 is better.

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:43 PM
Well great :o starting out with another bad game and a break

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:43 PM
And she is serving so slow..

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:46 PM
0-2 :o

Wert.
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:46 PM
0-2 :o

Robert-KimClijst
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:47 PM
:( :( :( This reminds me a lot of the Polona Hercog French Open match.

Wert.
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:50 PM
She takes third game

1-2

HowardH
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:50 PM
Lucie :o.

HowardH
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:53 PM
Ooh, time to break back.

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:53 PM
Wasting BPs as usual :o

Wert.
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:54 PM
2-2 Pojd

Keys dont complain it was out :o

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:55 PM
Thank god, now please try and hold

Robert-KimClijst
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:56 PM
Great point! Of course Keys plays a good point on the first point of Lucie's serve. But Lucie is trying to pump herself up a bit.

HowardH
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:58 PM
Haven't really seen much of Keys before. Seems pretty good, but I suppose Lucie has played her into form?

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 04:59 PM
Held...ok try and build

Robert-KimClijst
Aug 31st, 2011, 05:02 PM
Lucie wins a challenge! Too bad she cannot return Madison Keys' kick serve whatsoever.

Wert.
Aug 31st, 2011, 05:03 PM
Dulgheru is losing too :hysteric:

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 05:05 PM
3-3 :o

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 05:05 PM
I can't help but feel that was her chance

Wert.
Aug 31st, 2011, 05:06 PM
SB is going faster than Stream :lol:

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 05:08 PM
Another good hold, now is the perfect time to break Lucie.

Robert-KimClijst
Aug 31st, 2011, 05:08 PM
Three net approaches in that game and three missed passing shots from Keys. Nice to see Lucie trying out there to find some sort of groove.

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 05:11 PM
Her return I can't even with it sometimes :o

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 05:12 PM
Now she'll lose serve :rolleyes:

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 05:13 PM
Here we go, 0-30 :o

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 05:15 PM
These returns she is coming up with, I'm sure she doesnt mean half of them.

HowardH
Aug 31st, 2011, 05:15 PM
In her defence, looking at Keys, this is quite a tough match up. Keys has a strong serve and her bh is strong, so she is well equipped to play lefties. My first impression is that Keys is the only young American girl I've seen in recent years who might become good.

I would have to see a couple of other matches of Keys though to be sure. Lucie is no doubt helping this girl look good.

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 05:18 PM
Pheewww good hold.

Robert-KimClijst
Aug 31st, 2011, 05:18 PM
Great hold by Lucie!!!! Surprisingly clutch play when down break points. Two great serves and a huge forehand. After she held she gave a big fistpump to her box, so she's definitely more emotionally in it than she was earlier in the match.

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 05:20 PM
Please just play a bad game :o

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 05:21 PM
Lucie giving her the game with errors :o she just cannot play.

Robert-KimClijst
Aug 31st, 2011, 05:23 PM
Lucie serving into the sun at 5 all. Uh oh.

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 05:24 PM
These errors miss by so much its really disgusting.

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 05:25 PM
Please just break!

Robert-KimClijst
Aug 31st, 2011, 05:26 PM
Another crucial hold after being down 15-30. Too bad she cannot do anything at all against Keys' serve. :(

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 05:27 PM
These return errors are the reason she cant push up the rankings.

jasonbloom
Aug 31st, 2011, 05:28 PM
I don't think I can stand a tie-break

Robert-KimClijst
Aug 31st, 2011, 05:29 PM
30 all after a bad error from Keys. PLEASE make her play, Lucie!

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 05:30 PM
SP please take it :o

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 05:30 PM
Of COURSE a return error :o

Robert-KimClijst
Aug 31st, 2011, 05:32 PM
This return of serve of hers... Makes me want to hurt myself.

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 05:33 PM
I can't get over the return on SP :o

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 05:34 PM
Keys is trying to give her the game but Lucie wont let her.

Robert-KimClijst
Aug 31st, 2011, 05:35 PM
This is unbearable!

Robert-KimClijst
Aug 31st, 2011, 05:36 PM
Another set point and a podje (sp?) from Lucie. PLEASE MAKE YOUR RETURN IN!!!!

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 05:36 PM
Yesss! She took it!

Robert-KimClijst
Aug 31st, 2011, 05:37 PM
LUCIE TAKES IT!!!! Somehow... She really needs to focus on a quick start in the third.

jasonbloom
Aug 31st, 2011, 05:37 PM
Luckily, Keys keep trying to choke even Lucie didn't want to accept it.

Remix13
Aug 31st, 2011, 05:38 PM
Lucie in on her way to the win now, come on !

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 05:39 PM
She needs a quick start to this set badly.

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 05:42 PM
40-15 wasted :o

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 05:44 PM
Biljana is so loud :lol:

Robert-KimClijst
Aug 31st, 2011, 05:46 PM
Navratilova keeps mentioning that Keys is getting tired. If so, that should work in Lucie's favor since fitness has never been an issue as far as I recall for her. Of course, if Lucie misses every return then it will give Madison a great chance to conserve energy.

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 05:46 PM
1-1 terrible return game :o

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 05:49 PM
Fucking broken. Pathetic, this girl is dead and choked, and Lucie gives her all her confidence back.

Robert-KimClijst
Aug 31st, 2011, 05:49 PM
Broken after a double fault... :o Unbelievable...

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 05:52 PM
How can she go back to playing like this?

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 05:54 PM
BP wasted.

Robert-KimClijst
Aug 31st, 2011, 05:55 PM
This just sucks. :( The US Open is really not Lucie's tournament it seems.

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 05:57 PM
Another BP missed :o

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 05:58 PM
Thanks for the DF :o just hold Lucie.

Robert-KimClijst
Aug 31st, 2011, 05:59 PM
Neither of them deserve this win...

lauraa00
Aug 31st, 2011, 05:59 PM
I'm just arriving and wtf is going on?

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 06:01 PM
Stop double faulting :o

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 06:02 PM
Gooood hold. Now play a good return game or else!

Robert-KimClijst
Aug 31st, 2011, 06:02 PM
I'm just arriving and wtf is going on?

You don't want to know... :lol:

lauraa00
Aug 31st, 2011, 06:05 PM
You don't want to know... :lol:

I can handle it :lol:

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 06:05 PM
Lucie Lucie Lucie Lucie :o

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 06:06 PM
Another terrible return game to put the pressure on.

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 06:08 PM
She misses the easiest fucking shots, I do not know why.

Robert-KimClijst
Aug 31st, 2011, 06:11 PM
I don't know how Biljana does it..

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 06:12 PM
The serve is SO slow.

Robert-KimClijst
Aug 31st, 2011, 06:13 PM
Ughhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 06:13 PM
great broken :o and having a GP too.

Robert-KimClijst
Aug 31st, 2011, 06:14 PM
Broken. :o Lucie's effective first serve abandoned her there. :( :( Such an opportunity wasted.

HowardH
Aug 31st, 2011, 06:14 PM
That cc bh return has been killing her.

Now she's in trouble. Has to break back immediately.

I wonder why she isn't serving very hard today though?

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 06:15 PM
I'm used to her getting free points on her serve, but today she just can't.

Maza1987
Aug 31st, 2011, 06:15 PM
does anyone have a stream?

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 06:16 PM
Return errors :o they are just...I dunno what to say about them.

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 06:17 PM
BP wasting :o

Robert-KimClijst
Aug 31st, 2011, 06:18 PM
Martina said it perfectly: "She makes me nervous. You never know when she's going to miss, she's so unpredictable. I would hate to be her coach."

jasonbloom
Aug 31st, 2011, 06:18 PM
Return errors :o they are just...I dunno what to say about them.

Oh, you should know some people will never learn...

HowardH
Aug 31st, 2011, 06:18 PM
does anyone have a stream?

Should be some at lshunter.tv

Although perhaps some have died now.

http://www.lshunter.tv/index.php?option=com_lsh&view=lsh&event_id=60678&tv_id=455&tid=25070&channel=0&tmpl=component&layout=popup&Itemid=327

This one seems to work.

Robert-KimClijst
Aug 31st, 2011, 06:18 PM
does anyone have a stream?

Look on the US Open's website.

HowardH
Aug 31st, 2011, 06:20 PM
It seems like Lucie's fitness may pay off. Keys seems tired.

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 06:21 PM
FINALLY an easy hold! Now PLEASE choke keys!

Robert-KimClijst
Aug 31st, 2011, 06:21 PM
Hold at love! Of course it would be way too easy for Lucie to carry on her momentum and break here...

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 06:23 PM
Yeah of course :lol: it seems thats the easier serving side too

lauraa00
Aug 31st, 2011, 06:23 PM
Goooooooooooo!!!!

HowardH
Aug 31st, 2011, 06:24 PM
does anyone have a stream?

Other stream I posted died: try this one. http://www.livescorehunter.ro/streams/1/lshtennis.html

Robert-KimClijst
Aug 31st, 2011, 06:25 PM
Make her play here! Let's go Lucie!

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 06:26 PM
SHE WON! What a winner!

HowardH
Aug 31st, 2011, 06:27 PM
Lucie's superior fitness got her through. Keys got too tired. If it wasn't for that, I don't think she would have won.

Wert.
Aug 31st, 2011, 06:27 PM
:worship:

Robert-KimClijst
Aug 31st, 2011, 06:27 PM
SOMEHOW Lucie wins!!!!! Amazing!!!!! Great clutch play from Lucie! As poorly as she played she really toughed out a win there. Great stuff. A lot of positives to take away from an ugly match. Strong fitness paid off, she's tied her best result at the US Open. Niculescu next, I don't think they've ever played.

:bounce:

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 06:28 PM
I think most of this goes to Biljana...she has got Lucie in excellent shape and she never looked like fitness would be a problem.

lauraa00
Aug 31st, 2011, 06:28 PM
Thank God :banana:

Sasja
Aug 31st, 2011, 06:29 PM
Lucie's superior fitness got her through. Keys got too tired. If it wasn't for that, I don't think she would have won.

Such a tough match against a talented young player. But good to see her fighting til the end :)

3rd round against Niculescu :cheer:

Wert.
Aug 31st, 2011, 06:30 PM
R3 is winnable as hell ( Not if she plays this way,because Monica isnt Madison)

:worship:

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 06:30 PM
Lucie looks so cute hitting balls into the crowd :lol:

Wert.
Aug 31st, 2011, 06:34 PM
Its not easy to be fan of Lucie :worship:

But probably thats why I love her :kiss:

It must be love :)

lauraa00
Aug 31st, 2011, 06:34 PM
Did lucie have like a small group of supporters during the match or was it just Biljana :lol: ?

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 06:36 PM
Did lucie have like a small group of supporters during the match or was it just Biljana :lol: ?

I could definitely hear some guys cheering for her, probably the czech trainers, but Biljana was the loudest :lol:

lauraa00
Aug 31st, 2011, 06:41 PM
I could definitely hear some guys cheering for her, probably the czech trainers, but Biljana was the loudest :lol:

Ahaha I love you Biljana :lol: :angel:

Robert-KimClijst
Aug 31st, 2011, 06:43 PM
I think it's very important Lucie wins her next match to call this Open a success. Sure it's nice she has made a third round at a slam and won two matches she should win, but it's time to start winning those matches a bit more consistently on the most important stages of tennis. Facing Niculescu in the third round of a slam is a gift, and it's time she takes advantage of it and make some important inroads. Let's go Lucie. :)

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2011, 06:43 PM
I really like Biljana too Laura :lol: she is so positive and loud.

Wert.
Aug 31st, 2011, 07:02 PM
I really like Biljana too Laura :lol: she is so positive and loud.

Of Course.She is Serb.It must be love.

Robert-KimClijst
Aug 31st, 2011, 08:53 PM
Some Lucie quotes

Keys, 16, falls to Safarova in three after torrid start
AP - Wednesday, August 31, 2011

NEW YORK (AP)—American teenager Madison Keys showed her youth late in her second career Grand Slam match, repeatedly blowing leads in a 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 loss to 27th-seeded Lucie Safarova at the U.S. Open on Wednesday.

In her debut Monday at a major tournament, Keys—a 16-year-old from Boca Raton, Fla.—became the youngest player since 2005 to win a match at Flushing Meadows. At 455th, she was the lowest-ranked woman in the field this year.

“I must say, she’s a very good player for her age,” the 24-year-old Safarova said, adding that Keys is playing “for sure, top-50 level.”

Keys certainly opened the match that way, racing to a 5-0 lead en route to taking the opening set.

“I didn’t feel very well on court at the beginning and was making a lot of easy mistakes,” Safarova said. “She surprised me.”

Keys went up a break in the second set before letting that edge slip away. And in the third set, she twice broke Safarova, only to give that lead back in the following game.

By the end of the match, Keys actually had won more total points than Safarova, 106-100.

“A lot of ups and downs,” said Safarova, who equaled her best U.S. Open showing by getting to the third round.

Edinboro
Aug 31st, 2011, 11:27 PM
:spit: Really don't see i,other than they both have very round face.

Yesterday was the first time I have seen Halep play and I caught the last few games ....Such as this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqrsVVhmvtA ............ Check out the fourteen second mark and tell me that doesn't look like a younger version of Lucie. :P

Davodus
Sep 1st, 2011, 02:29 AM
Some Lucie quotes

Keys, 16, falls to Safarova in three after torrid start
AP - Wednesday, August 31, 2011

NEW YORK (AP)—American teenager Madison Keys showed her youth late in her second career Grand Slam match, repeatedly blowing leads in a 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 loss to 27th-seeded Lucie Safarova at the U.S. Open on Wednesday.

In her debut Monday at a major tournament, Keys—a 16-year-old from Boca Raton, Fla.—became the youngest player since 2005 to win a match at Flushing Meadows. At 455th, she was the lowest-ranked woman in the field this year.

“I must say, she’s a very good player for her age,” the 24-year-old Safarova said, adding that Keys is playing “for sure, top-50 level.”

Keys certainly opened the match that way, racing to a 5-0 lead en route to taking the opening set.

“I didn’t feel very well on court at the beginning and was making a lot of easy mistakes,” Safarova said. “She surprised me.”

Keys went up a break in the second set before letting that edge slip away. And in the third set, she twice broke Safarova, only to give that lead back in the following game.

By the end of the match, Keys actually had won more total points than Safarova, 106-100.

“A lot of ups and downs,” said Safarova, who equaled her best U.S. Open showing by getting to the third round.

Thanks for this. You could definitely tell Lucie was surprised by her game, because she was playing a lot into her strength in that first set. One thing about the match that actually made me happy was her willingness to grind, when she was making all the errors, she started to play deep down the middle and really made Keys have to work for every point. And her defensive game is so much better this year than in previous years, she was tracking a lot of balls down.

Davodus
Sep 1st, 2011, 02:37 AM
Awful match but credit to Lucie for toughing it out. I really thought she was a gonner.

Niculescu is so beatable but I'm not going to get overconfident at all :help:

Niculescu plays so weird, so no doubt Lucie will make a thousand errors again, but hopefully she plays aggressive and solid enough to overpower her...but like you say, I'm not overconfident whatsoever :lol:

Btw, dunno why you're getting the hate for your thread title in GM, it's funny :lol:

EDIT: Now Radwanska is out too :sobbing: the draw is ridiculously open for her, it's too open.

Edinboro
Sep 1st, 2011, 02:45 AM
It's almost too good to be true. :sobbing:

Robert-KimClijst
Sep 1st, 2011, 03:03 AM
The winner of Lucie's third round match plays Kudryavtseva or Kerber??? Unbelievable. :lol: Lucie will somehow mess up this golden pathway to the quarters. She'll find a way. :banghead:

Martian Jeza
Sep 1st, 2011, 03:06 AM
The winner of Lucie's third round match plays Kudryavtseva or Kerber??? Unbelievable. :lol: Lucie will somehow mess up this golden pathway to the quarters. She'll find a way. :banghead:

she has so an good road to make a very good US Open but as you say she's capable to screw it up :help: :help: :banghead:

Wert.
Sep 1st, 2011, 06:35 AM
Sha has chance for 1/4 final :spit:

But Im pretty sure she will waste this chance :shrug:

paulmara
Sep 1st, 2011, 10:04 AM
From interview with Lucy

I didn´t play very well. I thought I let her play and she would make mistakes. But she suprised me, served very well and pushed me from the first point. She catched me unawares, I had troubles to level her in the first set.

She played great. Served well and she has very good forehand. She pushed me from this side. But she made easy mistakes from beckhand. I was trying to play to her weaker side. I had to play tactically.

I must say, she’s a very good player for her age for sure, top-50 level. She suprised me especially with her precision and power. First time I saw her was before the match.

Last 3 years I lost here in first rounds and now I repeated my best result. I´m glad,I fought it.It´s a pity I will not play with Petra Kvitova. It would be interesting. I have never played with Niculescu. I would like to play my typical game. I´m not thinking about quaterfinal. I´m concentrating on the nearest match.

Source Czech article
http://sport.idnes.cz/bylo-to-tezke-utkani-mlada-souperka-me-prekvapila-priznala-safarova-1gc-/tenis.aspx?c=A110831_222819_tenis_bem

smarties
Sep 1st, 2011, 03:09 PM
Yesterday was the first time I have seen Halep play and I caught the last few games ....Such as this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqrsVVhmvtA ............ Check out the fourteen second mark and tell me that doesn't look like a younger version of Lucie. :P

I know Halep very well, I saw her in person in Montreal last year. Sorry still don't see it.

Wert.
Sep 1st, 2011, 09:08 PM
First match tomorrow on Armstrong :o

Robert-KimClijst
Sep 1st, 2011, 09:13 PM
Very surprised by that... Louis Armstrong two times in a row, wow. She didn't seem to like the time yesterday judging by how slow her start was, hopefully she'll be ready this time around.

Robert-KimClijst
Sep 2nd, 2011, 12:18 AM
Lucie and Krajicek are last up on Court 8 tomorrow.

Women's Doubles - 2nd Round
Shu-Ying Hsieh (TPE) / Galina Voskoboeva (KAZ) vs. Nuria Llagostera Vives (ESP) [14] / Arantxa Parra Santonja (ESP) [14]

Women's Doubles - 2nd Round
Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) / Simona Halep (ROU) vs. Iveta Benesova (CZE) [9] / Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE) [9]

Men's Singles - 2nd Round
Feliciano Lopez (ESP) [25] vs. Vasek Pospisil (CAN)

Women's Doubles - 1st Round
Michaella Krajicek (NED) / Lucie Safarova (CZE) vs. Kristina Barrois (GER) / Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER)

Davodus
Sep 2nd, 2011, 02:26 AM
What a superstar, pulling Armstrong :lol: But the crowd wont be as annoying this time.

Davodus
Sep 2nd, 2011, 04:09 PM
Niculescu's game is disgusting :o

Davodus
Sep 2nd, 2011, 04:14 PM
Another horrible start :o she has made 8 errors, Niculescu hasn't hit any aggressive shots, so down 0-2.

Robert-KimClijst
Sep 2nd, 2011, 04:14 PM
Slow start.... Again. :(

Davodus
Sep 2nd, 2011, 04:16 PM
She is making those hideous errors :o And Niculescu's slice forehand :o :o

Davodus
Sep 2nd, 2011, 04:19 PM
BP missed, and more and more and more horrid errors

Robert-KimClijst
Sep 2nd, 2011, 04:20 PM
Damn it, Lucie. 0-3

Robert-KimClijst
Sep 2nd, 2011, 04:22 PM
I honestly don't know if I can make it through this whole match if I have to see Lucie's errors and Niculescu's forehand the whole match. :lol: Both so ugly!

Davodus
Sep 2nd, 2011, 04:22 PM
Niculescu's entire game is revolting. I cannot stand looking at her.

Robert-KimClijst
Sep 2nd, 2011, 04:24 PM
Why did Lucie just hit a 67 MPH first serve down the T????

Davodus
Sep 2nd, 2011, 04:25 PM
Slow grandma serving again :o

Robert-KimClijst
Sep 2nd, 2011, 04:27 PM
Her come-on's are really pissing me off. :o

Davodus
Sep 2nd, 2011, 04:27 PM
This is disgusting

Davodus
Sep 2nd, 2011, 04:27 PM
Her come-on's are really pissing me off. :o

Me too, so much

Davodus
Sep 2nd, 2011, 04:28 PM
0-4. Just disgusting. Niculescu is just pushing and chopping the most horrible shots error, and Lucie makes the error.

jiri-nedved
Sep 2nd, 2011, 04:28 PM
I knew this would happen, only reason she has made it this far is beacuse of an easy draw. Her tennis has been really poor

Davodus
Sep 2nd, 2011, 04:30 PM
She just will not stop making errors.

Davodus
Sep 2nd, 2011, 04:31 PM
I knew this would happen, Niculescu's weird game was always gonna be a horrible matchup for Lucie.

Davodus
Sep 2nd, 2011, 04:33 PM
Why the fuck is Niculescu calling the trainer?

smarties
Sep 2nd, 2011, 04:33 PM
Why did Lucie just hit a 67 MPH first serve down the T????

She has no consistency on it since last match so she's just spinning it in; it's not like Niculescu is gonna make a huge ROS :lol: Her only hope is that she seems to be injured...