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scandic78
Aug 24th, 2011, 03:24 AM
Bally :eek: :cheer:

That second set was a full on fuckery fest :haha: Julia broke to go up 2-0 then Bally won 5 games in a row to go 5-2 then started to choke. Julia pulled it back to 5-5 but Elena somehow managed to edge it by avoiding a tie-break. :tape:

Don't even get me started on the 3rd... :help:

But a win is a win and I'm very proud of our Elena - as usual pure guts and determination. Another higher level scalp to add to her growing list :angel:

duhcity
Aug 24th, 2011, 03:24 AM
Julia is so tragic on HC :lol:

Jane Lane
Aug 24th, 2011, 03:25 AM
Dude. Baltacha is fucking nuts. :facepalm:

And Julia, seriously, who loses to her?

madmax
Aug 24th, 2011, 03:25 AM
oh deary me:facepalm:
Julia stopped playing while being 6-2 2-0 up...another inexplainable loss

CillyUltra
Aug 24th, 2011, 03:26 AM
awful line call at 4 2 in the tiebreak, but this tourney is absolute fuckshit anyway :o

Purple_Rain
Aug 24th, 2011, 03:27 AM
Julia's movement and serve are not good enough to be a HC baseliner. Anyone but a pusher is a bad match-up for her.

saul1333
Aug 24th, 2011, 03:27 AM
pretty bad :(

edificio
Aug 24th, 2011, 03:27 AM
Julia...that was sitting there to be taken! Oh well. Good win for Baltacha, though I think she takes too long between points.

blumaroo
Aug 24th, 2011, 03:27 AM
:tape:
Julia is now on my blacklist because of losing me a lot of money.
Seriously, blowing a lead like that against BALTACHA?

Ayumilover.
Aug 24th, 2011, 03:29 AM
Can we change the thread title to "Baltacha and her Texas linesman friends screw Julia over 2-6,7-5,7-6" ?? :rolleyes:

ridiculous line calls. they all should be fired now. :mad:

that match was absolute bs. Baltacha makes Wickmayer look classy. I can't stand her at all. What a b****

So upset now I can't take this dumb result. Julia is better than that. The first set wall what Julia is made of. I don't even care though, better that she is rested for New York. We'll see what she can do then.

scandic78
Aug 24th, 2011, 03:31 AM
Can we change the thread title to "Baltacha and her Texas linesman friends screw Julia over 2-6,7-5,7-6" ?? :rolleyes:

ridiculous line calls. they all should be fired now. :mad:

that match was absolute bs. Baltacha makes Wickmayer look classy. I can't stand her at all. What a b****

So upset now I can't take this dumb result. Julia is better than that. The first set wall what Julia is made of. I don't even care though, better that she is rested for New York. We'll see what she can do then.

Not sure about the call but Elena was up 4-1 in the final set so it's not as if this stroke of bad luck line call made the absolute difference. It wold have made it 4-3 in the tie-break and I'm confident Elena would have still seen it through ;)

Purple_Rain
Aug 24th, 2011, 03:34 AM
The line calls were worth it because we got to listen to some priceless commentary from Julia. She's so sexy when she gets mad. If only she would play better in those situations....

But Baltacha has been added to my hate list. You can act classless when you start winning, OK?

Mforensic
Aug 24th, 2011, 03:34 AM
Great win for Bally!!!!! Up and down match, but it's all about who has the guts in the end. Bally usually doesn't do well on the US hardcourts, but she has found her groove. Well done!

Ayumilover.
Aug 24th, 2011, 03:35 AM
Not sure about the call but Elena was up 4-1 in the final set so it's not as if this stroke of bad luck line call made the absolute difference. It wold have made it 4-3 in the tie-break and I'm confident Elena would have still seen it through ;)

Oh no, I am not talking about 1 line call, i'm talking about at least 5. And all after Julia started choking which really pisses me off.
May this be a one year tournament. :help:

and again as for baltacha, screaming a big whatever right in Jules's face with an obscene fist-pump right after Julia double-faults?? i mean really...what a joke of a person.
I guess it's nice that she is soo shocked to beat a player who is far better than her, it must really make her feel like something for once.

V-MAC
Aug 24th, 2011, 03:36 AM
http://www.deviantart.com/download/177711476/katy_perry_shock_gif_tall_by_megapapergirl-d2xsz1w.gif

Wow, pretty shocked. Thought Elena would find a way to choke this for sure (she almost did) but she had luck on her side:p Keep going Bally!

duhcity
Aug 24th, 2011, 03:37 AM
Oh no, I am not talking about 1 line call, i'm talking about at least 5. And all after Julia started choking which really pisses me off.
May this be a one year tournament. :help:

and again as for baltacha, screaming a big whatever right in Jules's face with an obscene fist-pump right after Julia double-faults?? i mean really...what a joke of a person.
I guess it's nice that she is soo shocked to beat a player who is far better than her, it must really make her feel like something for once.

My favorite part about you is that you post, and post often, even when your faves lose :lol:

Ayumilover.
Aug 24th, 2011, 03:38 AM
But Baltacha has been added to my hate list. You can act classless when you start winning, OK?

Thank god i am not the only person who noticed what a horrible sport this player is. Her antics made me just hate her so much..and i don't really hate any players so that's saying something.

Purple_Rain
Aug 24th, 2011, 03:38 AM
and again as for baltacha, screaming a big whatever right in Jules's face with an obscene fist-pump right after Julia double-faults?? i mean really...what a joke of a person.
I guess it's nice that she is soo shocked to beat a player who is far better than her, it must really make her feel like something for once.

This isn't just a bitter fan talking, folks. For those who didn't see the match, Elena really was this bad. In a second-round MM match.

Joey Darling
Aug 24th, 2011, 03:38 AM
The line calls were worth it because we got to listen to some priceless commentary from Julia. She's so sexy when she gets mad. If only she would play better in those situations....

But Baltacha has been added to my hate list. You can act classless when you start winning, OK?

This. She really acted poorly. May her ass be handed to her next round.

IMPOSSIBLE
Aug 24th, 2011, 03:39 AM
Nice fight Bally :) like her yellow outfit atm :)

scandic78
Aug 24th, 2011, 03:39 AM
Oh no, I am not talking about 1 line call, i'm talking about at least 5. And all after Julia started choking which really pisses me off.
May this be a one year tournament. :help:

and again as for baltacha, screaming a big whatever right in Jules's face with an obscene fist-pump right after Julia double-faults?? i mean really...what a joke of a person.
I guess it's nice that she is soo shocked to beat a player who is far better than her, it must really make her feel like something for once.

Well if this is true it's sad to hear. I didn't think Elena would be so outrightly vocal on someone else's fault. I know she's feisty on court but normally after she wins a point on her merit :confused:

Joey Darling
Aug 24th, 2011, 03:40 AM
This isn't just a bitter fan talking, folks. For those who didn't see the match, Elena really was this bad. In a second-round MM match.

And again, I will back this. She was awful. Did Julia shake her hand? I closed the tab in disgust... Didn't care to see the shake at the end. Personally... I would NOT have shook her hand. Classless for classless.

Excelscior
Aug 24th, 2011, 03:43 AM
I had the stream running, but missed all the fireworks, while watching Blade Runner on the SyFy channel.

I guess you really had to be paying attention anyway. I didn't notice anything during the tie break set (while glancing). But I can only imagine. Lol.

Poor Julia. May her US Open be more eventful, but in a better type of way.

cowsonice
Aug 24th, 2011, 03:43 AM
:ras:

This whole USO Series has been a hot mess for the WTA. Just week after week of :facepalm:

Jane Lane
Aug 24th, 2011, 03:44 AM
:wavey: I'll throw in the opinion too. The 2nd point of the TB was utter comedy. Baltacha and her fucked up grunt and then after a forehand winner "Davai-ing" and all this other crazy shit. Like I forgot she's Ukrainian by birth so I was like "WTF bro?" :confused:

And the handshake :haha: Julia looked like she'd rather touch dog crap. They barely touched.

dsanders06
Aug 24th, 2011, 03:44 AM
Absolutely stunned at this result.

I mean, I know Baltacha is bad, but almost losing to Goerges... :facepalm:

scandic78
Aug 24th, 2011, 03:44 AM
Mhmm right. So she magically decided to become a bitch tonight. I'm sure you know her to be an ok person, but what i saw tonight was disgusting. of course it makes it worse when it's against your favorite player of all time, but still, it was awful. and look at the other comments, they agree...

I'm not defending her, please calm down. I'm just saying this is a surprise to me what people are saying in her after that match. I don't support known bitches on the tour lol. But if all this is true and isn't being taken out of context, maybe everyone wants to win dirty now and then? Is Julia a true angel and done no wrong? :wavey:

Just throwing that into the mix.. :)

Ayumilover.
Aug 24th, 2011, 03:45 AM
And again, I will back this. She was awful. Did Julia shake her hand? I closed the tab in disgust... Didn't care to see the shake at the end. Personally... I would NOT have shook her hand. Classless for classless.

Julia showed great class by giving a more than appropriate hand-shake. You can always count on Julia to be a good sport. The same case with Sabina and especially Andrea too. But you are right, in the heat of the moment, I wouldn't have shaked her hand, and I would have bitched at the linesman.

But Julia shouldn't have even been in this mess in the first place. It's her own fault for not breaking at 2-0 in the 2nd. If she had done that, it probably would have been 6-2,6-0. What can i say though...you know as a fellow Goerges fan that even though it's disappointing, being rested for the US Open is more important.

Ayumilover.
Aug 24th, 2011, 03:48 AM
Absolutely stunned at this result.

I mean, I know Baltacha is bad, but almost losing to Goerges... :facepalm:

just no.

Ayumilover.
Aug 24th, 2011, 03:50 AM
:wavey: I'll throw in the opinion too. The 2nd point of the TB was utter comedy. Baltacha and her fucked up grunt and then after a forehand winner "Davai-ing" and all this other crazy shit. Like I forgot she's Ukrainian by birth so I was like "WTF bro?" :confused:

And the handshake :haha: Julia looked like she'd rather touch dog crap. They barely touched.

Oh please, the handshake was way more than baltacha deserved.

And if you think those stupid "davai's" were annoying on the points she won, i hope you remember all of the important points Jules lost with errors :tape: :o

CillyUltra
Aug 24th, 2011, 03:50 AM
Hopefully Sabine tanks against Cibulkova, this crap of a tourney isn't worth staying longer than necessary.

Joey Darling
Aug 24th, 2011, 03:54 AM
Julia showed great class by giving a more than appropriate hand-shake. You can always count on Julia to be a good sport. The same case with Sabina and especially Andrea too. But you are right, in the heat of the moment, I wouldn't have shaked her hand, and I would have bitched at the linesman.

But Julia shouldn't have even been in this mess in the first place. It's her own fault for not breaking at 2-0 in the 2nd. If she had done that, it probably would have been 6-2,6-0. What can i say though...you know as a fellow Goerges fan that even though it's disappointing, being rested for the US Open is more important.

Yes, I do know. She loses her cool, but when it matters... She is classy. Not Bally, though. Oy...

And as for the comment about Bally almost losing to Julia... Grow up. Everyone knows she wasn't the favorite, and everyone knows she shouldn't have won. Get real.

Jane Lane
Aug 24th, 2011, 03:56 AM
Oh please, the handshake was way more than baltacha deserved.

And if you think those stupid "davai's" were annoying on the points she won, i hope you remember all of the important points Jules lost with errors :tape: :o

I barely watched it. I put the TB on. I was commenting on Baltacha's shitty behavior, not Julia returning to her usual standard of play. I used to like Julia but you're making me dislike her.

andrew_uk
Aug 24th, 2011, 03:56 AM
Absolutely thrilled to wake up to this result. Regardless of a pretty or ugly win, a win is a win and I had every faith Elena could do it. Well done!

Jimmie48
Aug 24th, 2011, 03:57 AM
Shame that Julia can't do much other than on clay... results like this won't help her make the top 10.

Ayumilover.
Aug 24th, 2011, 03:59 AM
I barely watched it. I put the TB on. I was commenting on Baltacha's shitty behavior, not Julia returning to her usual standard of play. I used to like Julia but you're making me dislike her.

I know that. That is why i was referring to what you said about Julia giving a bad hand-shake. I'm saying it was better than baltacha deserved. I see now from what you say that you didn't see the match. If you did, you would know what we are talking about in regards to the awful antics from baltacha.

delicatecutter
Aug 24th, 2011, 03:59 AM
I can't believe this match has so many replies. Not a surprise. This is the girl who lost a love set to Cornet after all.

cwej
Aug 24th, 2011, 03:59 AM
Maybe I'm biased as a Bally fan but I thought she acted absolutely fine, with the exception of ONE moment where I heard a call of 'Come On' on a Julia DF.

And as for the comment of 'everyone knows Bally shouldn't have won' - that's really unfair. She won because Goerges made me unforced errors than her in the end. She held her nerve when it mattered and at the end of the day, Julia had chance after chance to win it and didn't take the opportunities when they came to her. Bally won the important points - and won the most points on the day. A deserved win absolutely.

Ayumilover.
Aug 24th, 2011, 04:01 AM
Shame that Julia can't do much other than on clay... results like this won't help her make the top 10.

I honestly don't think they will hurt her either. This match will make Julia a stronger player and person, not weaker. Since it's just a MM that is right before a GS, it's really not a big deal. I think we can all expect better. In a weird sense, this sort of thing was actually good.

delicatecutter
Aug 24th, 2011, 04:03 AM
JULIA WILL NOT BE TOP 10. SHE CAN'T GET PAST THE 3RD ROUND OF A MAJOR. Sorry to be so blunt, but I don't want you delusional people to get your hopes up.

scandic78
Aug 24th, 2011, 04:05 AM
I honestly don't think they will hurt her either. This match will make Julia a stronger player and person, not weaker. Since it's just a MM that is right before a GS, it's really not a big deal. I think we can all expect better. In a weird sense, this sort of thing was actually good.

Having read your posts on this thread I'm thrilled that self-therapy has indeed been successful. You started off very angry and inconvenienced and now it's all pretty much irrelevant. All in the space of 15 minutes! Can I have some of what your on please!? :yippee:

Ayumilover.
Aug 24th, 2011, 04:12 AM
Having read your posts on this thread I'm thrilled that self-therapy has indeed been successful. You started off very angry and inconvenienced and now it's all pretty much irrelevant. All in the space of 15 minutes! Can I have some of what your on please!? :yippee:

Those first 10 minutes kill.
But honestly, i wouldn't have been so furious if it wasn't for the line calls, and baltcha's horrid behavior. But then again, none of that would have happened if Julia didn't loose focus. Luckily it happened here and not in a weeks time.

Jane Lane
Aug 24th, 2011, 04:17 AM
JULIA WILL NOT BE TOP 10. SHE CAN'T GET PAST THE 3RD ROUND OF A MAJOR. Sorry to be so blunt, but I don't want you delusional people to get your hopes up.

I think she can get lucky at RG, but that's about it.

Joey Darling
Aug 24th, 2011, 04:18 AM
JULIA WILL NOT BE TOP 10. SHE CAN'T GET PAST THE 3RD ROUND OF A MAJOR. Sorry to be so blunt, but I don't want you delusional people to get your hopes up.

She will, in time. She still has time on her side... To be blunt.

Ayumilover.
Aug 24th, 2011, 04:20 AM
She will, in time. She still has time on her side... To be blunt.

Yeah for sure. People can write her off if they wish, but it's clear her potential and ability can take her to far greater places than many posters think she has in her. It'll be a great day when she reaches the 2nd week @ the US Open if she is able to do it. It's her time

iGOAT
Aug 24th, 2011, 04:20 AM
Great job Bally :inlove: she looked finished at 2-6, 0-2, but she really fought and it paid off :D hopefully she can make the semis ;).

Joey Darling
Aug 24th, 2011, 04:24 AM
Yeah for sure. People can write her off if they wish, but it's clear her potential and ability can take her to far greater places than many posters think she has in her. It'll be a great day when she reaches the 2nd week @ the US Open if she is able to do it. It's her time

Agreed. For now though, I think we might need to tone it down. We're starting to look like crazed fans of the Gorgeous Goerges? :lol:

delicatecutter
Aug 24th, 2011, 04:25 AM
Yeah for sure. People can write her off if they wish, but it's clear her potential and ability can take her to far greater places than many posters think she has in her. It'll be a great day when she reaches the 2nd week @ the US Open if she is able to do it. It's her time

Sweetie, she just lost to Baltacha. I don't know how you think she's going to meet 3 easier opponents in a row than that. She'll be lucky to make the 3r at USO.

Ayumilover.
Aug 24th, 2011, 04:25 AM
Agreed. For now though, I think we might need to tone it down. We're starting to look like crazed fans of the Gorgeous Goerges? :lol:

haha yeah your right. it's just funny though to see people say she'll never do this and that...but it'll make those successes all the better!

Ayumilover.
Aug 24th, 2011, 04:27 AM
Sweetie, she just lost to Baltacha. I don't know how you think she's going to meet 3 easier opponents in a row than that. She'll be lucky to make the 3r at USO.

well at least i'm sure the officials at the US Open will be better trained than the joke Texas ones so already, that's a plus for her. But yes, losing to baltacha is horrible :smash: ..regardless of what happened. and btw, why do you use Sweetie? :haha: that's so weird

delicatecutter
Aug 24th, 2011, 04:32 AM
Sweetie, you should put Ayumi in your avatar because she has a better chance of making the second week than Goerges. And are you American? Because if you are, your English/spelling is rather :unsure:

Wiggly
Aug 24th, 2011, 04:35 AM
Julia grunts 2 seconds after she hits the ball. Fake.

Ayumilover.
Aug 24th, 2011, 04:48 AM
Sweetie, you should put Ayumi in your avatar because she has a better chance of making the second week than Goerges. And are you American? Because if you are, your English/spelling is rather :unsure:

yeah, what's wrong? it's called slang...
and really what is up with the sweetie? aren't you a guy? :o

And if i put Ayumi in my avatar, than I would have to change my user name to something about Jules


and WIGGLY...she copied Ana's :lol: ... gotta love her :angel:

Tennis Observer
Aug 24th, 2011, 04:49 AM
I also couldn’t resist following the stream although the quality I caught let a lot to desire. Of course the end of this rollercoaster was very saddened for Julia and her fan base. But I am more frustrated about myself sitting 2 ½ hours in front of the screen barley able to honestly rate the action as it was too close to call.

However, I need a break before I take the liberty to through my two cents into the hat:

Every player who entered their name into the draw of this 220K tournament did this for some reasons. Julia for example used it as back up if her US Open Series results are not appealing; she basically flew down to DFW in order to earn money and ranking points. Unfortunately it didn’t work out but I would never blame the organizers for Julia’s failure. It would neither be cooler (believe me at Flushing Meadows it gets also hot and humid too) nor the judgment calls of the linespersons would be less questionable. I hope all of you who criticize these persons had a change to watch matches courtside or in HDTV on TV. I remember a lot of overruling of excellent Gold Badge ITF Chair Umpire like Lynn Welch, challenges of players and when the hawk eye came into play some linespersons could be very proud about their calls.

Julia, who had a set under her belt did neither lose the match because of horrible judgment calls nor because Elena’s attitude was not appropriate. The way Julia plays, she needs a higher percentage of first service (decider: 50%) to win more service points. In 2nd set she could hold her last service game and in 3rd set she came from behind to stay in the match and let the tie-breaker decide. I didn’t found any critical judgment call until 03*…

I wish Julia & her team all the energy to analyze HER game in order to build up confidence and improve HER game in the very near future!

Joey Darling
Aug 24th, 2011, 05:03 AM
I also couldn’t resist following the stream although the quality I caught let a lot to desire. Of course the end of this rollercoaster was very saddened for Julia and her fan base. But I am more frustrated about myself sitting 2 ½ hours in front of the screen barley able to honestly rate the action as it was too close to call.

However, I need a break before I take the liberty to through my two cents into the hat:

Every player who entered their name into the draw of this 220K tournament did this for some reasons. Julia for example used it as back up if her US Open Series results are not appealing; she basically flew down to DFW in order to earn money and ranking points. Unfortunately it didn’t work out but I would never blame the organizers for Julia’s failure. It would neither be cooler (believe me at Flushing Meadows it gets also hot and humid too) nor the judgment calls of the linespersons would be less questionable. I hope all of you who criticize these persons had a change to watch matches courtside or in HDTV on TV. I remember a lot of overruling of excellent Gold Badge ITF Chair Umpire like Lynn Welch, challenges of players and when the hawk eye came into play some linespersons could be very proud about their calls.

Julia, who had a set under her belt did neither lose the match because of horrible judgment calls nor because Elena’s attitude was not appropriate. The way Julia plays, she needs a higher percentage of first service (decider: 50%) to win more service points. In 2nd set she could hold her last service game and in 3rd set she came from behind to stay in the match and let the tie-breaker decide. I didn’t found any critical judgment call until 03*…

I wish Julia & her team all the energy to analyze HER game in order to build up confidence and improve HER game in the very near future!

I agree with everything you said. Completely. Even as a fan of Julia, I understand and can be rational about it. However... Not to keep beating it like a dead horse, but the main reason that she couldn't hold serve was due to a bad call. She should've been mentally stronger than to let that derail her, but... She did. It's a 50/50 thing. The linesman's bad call, and her bad (mental) strength. I really hope she works on that..

Excelscior
Aug 24th, 2011, 05:32 AM
I honestly don't think they will hurt her either. This match will make Julia a stronger player and person, not weaker. Since it's just a MM that is right before a GS, it's really not a big deal. I think we can all expect better. In a weird sense, this sort of thing was actually good.

Wow!

You really believe that?

I know the reality of all this is just settling in? Trust me. I certainly don't want to pick on you (and anything can happen in sports). But I don't think it's a good thing in anyway that she lost this "MM before the US Open". Wasn't she trying to get matches; otherwise why was she there, all the way in Dallas, Texas, in the first place?

This is a big disappointment for Julia (in this tournament, against this opponent especially), a player who I actually like. What else could it be, though?

Hopefully, she can pick up the pieces, let it go, and regroup for the US open, with the right draw and early round play?

Tennis Observer
Aug 24th, 2011, 05:40 AM
[...]the main reason that she couldn't hold serve was due to a bad call.
As Julia played against Mathilde Johansson I was courtside; I sat on the side of the chair at the service-line. The linesman who was in charge of the sideline next to the chair called Mathilde’s mishit out and the umpire overruled. I am confident that linesman’s made a good call, but I have to say that I was unsure if the ball hits the line or not.

Having said that, I trust your judgment about one bad call in Julia’s last service game in 2nd set that made it one a piece. Can we agree that Julia produced more than a couple of errors?

brit-ten01
Aug 24th, 2011, 06:10 AM
As a fan of Bally, I cant condone some of the behaviour, especially the "come on's" later in the match but I can only assume it was not because of the errors but instead to try to get her more pumped for the next point. She is a very emotional player and the come on's seem to get her more excited for the next point. I don't think it was meant to be disrespectful towards Julia, but I thought it was a bit over the top at times. As for the missed calls at the end, I think Julia got hosed on a couple of calls but she should never have been in the position in the first place. From watching the whole match, I thought there were a lot of bad calls going both ways. On the live-scores thread people were talking about Bally hitting moon-balls to Julia that she absolutely crushed for winners, but from what I could see from the live feeds, it appeared that those moon-balls and winners which occurred at key points in the second and third set came directly off of balls that looked to me to be clearly out. I might be wrong and a bit biased but I thought there were a lot of bad calls both ways, it just happened that the bad calls that helped Bally were in the final few games and the end tiebreak so they were quite controversial.

Either way, a win is a win, and hopefully Bally can take advantage of the now wide-open draw and go far. I hope Julia goes far in the US Open, as this was the first full match of hers that I watched. I thought she played at times, especially in the stretch of 6 straight games she won from 2-2 to 6-2 2-0, at a level that could match anybody on the tour currently. Her biggest problem is her inconsistency as I feel that tonight proved that she could beat pretty much anybody and make a huge run in the Open, but could also be a surprise early exit if she plays like she did when she was up a break in the second set and then proceeded to lose the next 5 games in quite horrific fashion.

Anyways, I've said my piece, take it or leave it, and if this match has done anything for me, it has reaffirmed why I love Bally for the fighting spirit she showed and the fact that many people would have given up a set and a break down the week before a Grand Slam but she didn't and she pulled out the win. I also found a new player to root for as I felt Julia is a very exciting player and I found several of her little outbursts to be quite funny.

AdeyC
Aug 24th, 2011, 06:47 AM
Anyways, I've said my piece, take it or leave it, and if this match has done anything for me, it has reaffirmed why I love Bally for the fighting spirit she showed and the fact that many people would have given up a set and a break down the week before a Grand Slam but she didn't and she pulled out the win. I also found a new player to root for as I felt Julia is a very exciting player and I found several of her little outbursts to be quite funny.

She's the best British No 1 since Sara Gomer

Good news to wake up to

Ayumilover.
Aug 24th, 2011, 06:48 AM
She's the best British No 1 since Sara Gomer

Good news to wake up to

Actually, Anne Keothavong is the best British player. Too bad she doesn't have a brain.

MLF
Aug 24th, 2011, 06:50 AM
Well done Bally, good to see her in the quarters :clap2:

Ian Aberdon
Aug 24th, 2011, 07:11 AM
Actually, Anne Keothavong is the best British player. Too bad she doesn't have a brain.

:spit:

Joey Darling
Aug 24th, 2011, 07:28 AM
As Julia played against Mathilde Johansson I was courtside; I sat on the side of the chair at the service-line. The linesman who was in charge of the sideline next to the chair called Mathilde’s mishit out and the umpire overruled. I am confident that linesman’s made a good call, but I have to say that I was unsure if the ball hits the line or not.

Having said that, I trust your judgment about one bad call in Julia’s last service game in 2nd set that made it one a piece. Can we agree that Julia produced more than a couple of errors?

Yes, absolutely. I think that we can definitely agree on that. She sunk herself a lot with those errors, but all I meant was in that last game of the second set, that wasn't an error... Not on her part at least. Alas, I just seem to keep bitching, so I will shut up. She was ineffectively wild after that, and even before that... It just sucked to see her lose herself mentally.

Also, she hasn't tweeted since the match was over... If that tells you anything. I believe she is pretty upset too, and I'm thinking come USO time she will be a force to reckon with. If for no other reason than she is mad she screwed herself here, she will be a mighty woman. IF she believes...

That's a whole other set of problems.

flareon
Aug 24th, 2011, 07:54 AM
Well done baly good win... I like julia but she is not playing well at the moment?!?!? and with regards to balys behaviour I have never heard of her come oning on a DF if she did then thats bad sportmanship and I hope she apologises to julia because thats not fair... but shes not usually that bad.

Fantasy Hero
Aug 24th, 2011, 08:19 AM
Bally :cheer: she made it :lol: don't wanna know how much she mentally midjetted but i guess Goerges is so hopeless that never a huge choke would have let her winning :hah:

Marionated
Aug 24th, 2011, 08:20 AM
Dude. Baltacha is fucking nuts. :facepalm:

And Julia, seriously, who loses to her?

Li, Jie, Schiavone to name a few :)

Great win, I really hope Bally can make her first WTA SF now.

furrykitten
Aug 24th, 2011, 08:47 AM
Georges is a joke

AdeyC
Aug 24th, 2011, 08:52 AM
Actually, Anne Keothavong is the best British player. Too bad she doesn't have a brain.

Well I'll give you the fact that she's had the highest ranking to date.

But if you had any of the top ten playing either Bally or Keothavong - I know who'd I'd bet on to take the most games from them in a match.

VeeJJ
Aug 24th, 2011, 08:59 AM
Dude. Baltacha is fucking nuts. :facepalm:

And Julia, seriously, who loses to her?

This was so hilarious to me IDK why. :rolls:

paul_masterton
Aug 24th, 2011, 09:50 AM
Well done Bally.

There were some horrendous calls both ways. Unfortunately for Julia , two of those came very late on. But as a top player should be able to deal with these things. Bally got a dreadful call in the game Julia broke back.

And I'm pretty sure it wasn't bad calls that had Bally a break up in both the second and third sets before Julia pulled it back....

Tennis Observer
Aug 24th, 2011, 10:03 AM
[...] she hasn't tweeted since the match was over... If that tells you anything. [...]
As she is very quick after wins, of course this tells me a lot!

But her silence does not surprise me. After the dust have settled and all the anger over the incompetence of the announcer (he knows that I am 22 and not 23 years of age) and about officials’ bad decisions is gone, then the hard facts will stand: With a set in the bag Julia had the chances to consolidate 30. Instead to materialize, she lost the momentum and immediately the next five games. Julia was back with a sudden shock *25. And in the decider she was again *14 down. But all this does not fit into her game plane: Because she likes to dictate on court. Same as Masha, who also has no plan B or C, and also get annoyed if she has to answer questions about this topic. Yes, Julia fought back, just as Masha did (11-0 season in 3rd). But in the decisive tiebreak 03* down, tank was finally empty and the end was not like Masha’s. And to make matters worse all this against Elena Baltacha, who never reached any WTA-SF.

Julia’s preparation to US Open ended as it began: With disappointment. The only reason she made the detour to Grapevine, TX (after playing the four most prestigious tournaments of US Open Series), was to catch up, what was previously denied to her: Success. But it neither worked at P5 & Premier events nor at International level. These are tough situations (resignation, fatigue and sadness) as players are lonesome because nobody is there to talk about. And there is no energy left to twitter like this: “Lost a tough three-setter in TB today. Off to Flushing Meadows tomorrow. Good night twitter.”
I keep my fingers cross that Julia will draw an opponent on Thursday who made it possible that she will be able to build up confidence at US Open.

All the best!

Qalahari
Aug 24th, 2011, 10:15 AM
Julia :bigcry:

Joe.
Aug 24th, 2011, 11:00 AM
HATERS GONNA HATE.

GO BALLY.
:woohoo:
Mhmm right. So she magically decided to become a bitch tonight. I'm sure you know her to be an ok person, but what i saw tonight was disgusting. of course it makes it worse when it's against your favorite player of all time, but still, it was awful. and look at the other comments, they agree...

Be quiet. And also reported for calling Bally a bitch. :)

Joey Darling
Aug 24th, 2011, 11:03 AM
HATERS GONNA HATE.

GO BALLY.
:woohoo:


Be quiet. And also reported for calling Bally a bitch. :)

Reporting someone for calling Bally a bitch? Wow, that's REALLY mature.

Joe.
Aug 24th, 2011, 11:10 AM
Reporting someone for calling Bally a bitch? Wow, that's REALLY mature.

Your opinion is not of concern to me.

Joey Darling
Aug 24th, 2011, 11:11 AM
Your opinion is not of concern to me.

Good to know.

jake270392
Aug 24th, 2011, 11:16 AM
Why do people have a problem when someone shouts COME ON after someone double faults. A double fault is an unforced error and there are many players who have done the same thing and after playing for 2 hours giving everything you have to beat a player who is playing great this year, why shouldn't she shout it.

Anyway great win Elena and keep going :)

Joey Darling
Aug 24th, 2011, 11:20 AM
Why do people have a problem when someone shouts COME ON after someone double faults. A double fault is an unforced error and there are many players who have done the same thing and after playing for 2 hours giving everything you have to beat a player who is playing great this year, why shouldn't she shout it.

Anyway great win Elena and keep going :)

It's because most people feel like (and try and look at it this way) cheering after a double fault, is incredibly disrespectful. I mean, it's not said players fault, or "power" that caused the double fault, it's the server's lack of concentration/fatigue/etc... And to cheer about that? It's not really bitchy behavior, but it's not the classiest thing a player can do, either. It just rubbed a lot of people the wrong way.

sammy01
Aug 24th, 2011, 11:21 AM
lol maybe the overhype of goerges might die down now people are seeing how useless she is on any medium to face paced surface

QuestJon
Aug 24th, 2011, 11:28 AM
Really learned to enjoy watching this JG girl
playing tennis in Stuttgart and Madrid. Enjoyed it very much.

But have to ask a question:

When JG is watching a fly constantly trying to get
through the glass of a closed window?

Maybe: "Poor thing hasn't got the brains to realise
it is the wrong way"

What is an intelligent human being thinking when watching
JG constantly failing terribly to play half the way as well
like she had been able to?

- Sorry. But, Here we are


Nice win for Elena though.

scandic78
Aug 24th, 2011, 11:29 AM
Really learned to enjoy watching this JG girl
playing tennis in Stuttgart and Madrid. Enjoyed it very much.http://imgsrv2.tennisuniverse.com/wtaworld/ubb/smile.gif

But have to ask a question:

When JG is watching a fly constantly trying to get
through the glass of a closed window?

Maybe: "Poor thing hasn't got the brains to realise
it is the wrong way"

What is an intelligent human being thinking when watching
JG constantly failing terribly to play half the way as well
like she had been able to?

- Here we arehttp://imgsrv2.tennisuniverse.com/wtaworld/ubb/eek.gifhttp://imgsrv2.tennisuniverse.com/wtaworld/images/smilies/help.gif

:unsure:

jake270392
Aug 24th, 2011, 11:31 AM
It's because most people feel like (and try and look at it this way) cheering after a double fault, is incredibly disrespectful. I mean, it's not said players fault, or "power" that caused the double fault, it's the server's lack of concentration/fatigue/etc... And to cheer about that? It's not really bitchy behavior, but it's not the classiest thing a player can do, either. It just rubbed a lot of people the wrong way.

Haha how is it disrespectful, as again its an unforced error, if its down to as you say concentration or fatigue then no offence but she should give up as this is what tennis is about. :)

Anyway why does it matter, I dont think Georges cares if Elena says COME ON after she double faults, she surely more pissed atherself for double faulting at a crucial point in the match, so get over it.

Sombrerero loco
Aug 24th, 2011, 11:35 AM
seriously julia? :lol:

Joey Darling
Aug 24th, 2011, 11:39 AM
Haha how is it disrespectful, as again its an unforced error, if its down to as you say concentration or fatigue then no offence but she should give up as this is what tennis is about. :)

Anyway why does it matter, I dont think Georges cares if Elena says COME ON after she double faults, she surely more pissed atherself for double faulting at a crucial point in the match, so get over it.

You have your opinion, I have mine. I'll leave it at that.

And get over it? Trust me, I'm over it. After a bit of frustration, and the all-too-common "What a bitch, how dare she beat my favorite!", I saw the bigger picture. Baltacha won today, and it was a humiliating loss, surely... However, the fact still remains to be this: She beat Goerges, congratulations! She'll never be Top 20 though, or even close. In the long run... Julia still wins.

scandic78
Aug 24th, 2011, 11:51 AM
You have your opinion, I have mine. I'll leave it at that.

And get over it? Trust me, I'm over it. After a bit of frustration, and the all-too-common "What a bitch, how dare she beat my favorite!", I saw the bigger picture. Baltacha won today, and it was a humiliating loss, surely... However, the fact still remains to be this: She beat Goerges, congratulations! She'll never be Top 20 though, or even close. In the long run... Julia still wins.

Still wins what exactly? This tells us that you are bitter and are not clearly over it as you've stated.

For fucks sake this was a tennis match - not 'end of days' armageddon-style warfare. Pleased for Julia that she'll be a top player with miles to go in the future. But why do you have to have to point out the inconspicuous failures of your favourite's conqueror? :rolleyes:

AdeyC
Aug 24th, 2011, 11:51 AM
You have your opinion, I have mine. I'll leave it at that.

And get over it? Trust me, I'm over it. After a bit of frustration, and the all-too-common "What a bitch, how dare she beat my favorite!", I saw the bigger picture. Baltacha won today, and it was a humiliating loss, surely... However, the fact still remains to be this: She beat Goerges, congratulations! She'll never be Top 20 though, or even close. In the long run... Julia still wins.

not in the 2R of Dallas tho

Joey Darling
Aug 24th, 2011, 11:54 AM
not in the 2R of Dallas tho

Touche ^^.

cwej
Aug 24th, 2011, 12:04 PM
In the long run Julia still wins... Who cares? Bally won today - can't you just let those that support her celebrate that today? Bally has done phenomenally well to get her ranking to where it is today, after lots and lots of health problems... when you still take 12 tablets a day to manage your (permanent) liver disease and reach the WTA top 50, then we'll talk about 'winning in the long run'....

-Sonic-
Aug 24th, 2011, 12:04 PM
Julia's lost this year to people when they were ranked:

#136
#131
#94
#92
#88 twice
#80
#75

of course higher ranked losses too, but this shows that she has lots of off days.

and she has reached the QF or better of just 4 events, and none since a tournament that started on the 30th April.

Why is this result such a talking point? Why are people surprised?

Because her opponent was pumped?? Big wow.

I bet this happens in matches every day, they're just not all televised/streamed.

Richie's
Aug 24th, 2011, 12:05 PM
Baby Julia is so bad these days...

The Dawntreader
Aug 24th, 2011, 12:25 PM
New low.

ZODIAC
Aug 24th, 2011, 12:29 PM
Julia is overrated

Galang
Aug 24th, 2011, 12:44 PM
Ugh, Baltacha

no-hay-igual
Aug 24th, 2011, 12:54 PM
OMG.

All the washed up Goerges fans, cry me a river. build a bridge and get the f*** over it. Goerges lost. That is all.

And with special refernce to that idiotic Goerges fan, please save yourself the embarrassment in years to come by deleting your sig. Goerges will not be a slam champion anytime soon and she will certainly never come close to the world number 1 spot.

CillyUltra
Aug 24th, 2011, 01:02 PM
As Julia played against Mathilde Johansson I was courtside
:happy:



Having read your posts on this thread I'm thrilled that self-therapy has indeed been successful. You started off very angry and inconvenienced and now it's all pretty much irrelevant. All in the space of 15 minutes! Can I have some of what your on please!?
I'll never get the mockery about an ardent supporter, when every stupe on this board has the right to diss Julia. :wavey:



I hope Julia goes far in the US Open, as this was the first full match of hers that I watched. I thought she played at times, especially in the stretch of 6 straight games she won from 2-2 to 6-2 2-0, at a level that could match anybody on the tour currently. Her biggest problem is her inconsistency as I feel that tonight proved that she could beat pretty much anybody and make a huge run in the Open, but could also be a surprise early exit if she plays like she did when she was up a break in the second set and then proceeded to lose the next 5 games in quite horrific fashion.

In the end it's all about her in-match consistency and mental stamina.

tejmeglekvár
Aug 24th, 2011, 01:13 PM
:hah: Juli

:tape:
Julia is now on my blacklist because of losing me a lot of money.
Seriously, blowing a lead like that against BALTACHA?

Cornet bageled her 2 days ago. Cornet! :lol:

danieln1
Aug 24th, 2011, 03:00 PM
Walking BYE Julia Goerges... Losing a set to Cornet and this???

scandic78
Aug 24th, 2011, 05:58 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkR0KocN6bs

A bit of a promo for the Texas Tennis event which features a snippet from the Baltacha / Goerges match and a follow up interview.

Monica_Rules
Aug 24th, 2011, 06:00 PM
Well Done Bally. Great win.

Whats up with Julia?

Ian Aberdon
Aug 24th, 2011, 06:57 PM
A great advert for the Texas Open: Bally said it was too hot, she drank too much water & nearly threw up!!! :spit:

vozas
Aug 24th, 2011, 08:04 PM
Julia :facepalm: she's reaching walking BYE status. The courts at Flushing Meadows are the fastest out there. She better pack lightly cause her FH will be neutralized by the surface alone. The only reason she managed to a 2nd round appearance in Toronto is because those courts are slow as hell.

Bart77
Aug 24th, 2011, 08:28 PM
Hurray!!! :bounce:
Goerges is sooo overrated...

leebeasy
Aug 24th, 2011, 08:44 PM
:cheer: Nice result for Elena; hope she can make her first tour semi final next.

Hard to see Goerges living up to her seed next week sadly.

Smitten
Aug 25th, 2011, 06:41 AM
:lol: Bageled by Cornet then loses to Baltacha the following day. Can't wait for 2012 clay season so she can fade back into irrelevancy. This is just a joke.

Ayumilover.
Aug 25th, 2011, 08:22 AM
:lol: Bageled by Cornet then loses to Baltacha the following day. Can't wait for 2012 clay season so she can fade back into irrelevancy. This is just a joke.

That's what everyone said about Stosur and Shciavone and they are both still in the top 10 you numbskull :weirdo:

I can't wait till Julia reaches the Top 10 and wins another title and then i can call you out

Purple_Rain
Aug 25th, 2011, 10:29 AM
This thread is still going?

Why are people defending Baltacha? It would be one thing if she were a top 20 player, an ex-Slam winner, a player who has overcome a severe injury or traumatic event, etc. But she's really just a nobody. Not that there's anything wrong with that -- it's just that a player like that doesn't deserve fans if she can't show some respect on the court. You can't say you admire her determination when she has yet to make the fourth round of a Slam or break the top 45. She'll act like a jerk now, and then lose in the second round of the US Open, and then go into hibernation for the rest of the season.... Will you still defend her then?

Meanwhile, Goerges will continue to give her full effort for the rest of the HC season, probably failing more often than not, and get bashed in every results thread, win or lose. And for what? It's not like she has a terrible attitude or a poor work ethic. She's just not a good HC player, for technical reasons stated multiple times in this thread and elsewhere on TF. But if you watched her matches during the first half of 2011, you'd understand that Goerges is as mentally tough as they come, and can beat anyone on clay when she's playing well.

Don't turn your hate for Ayumilover's exaggerations into hate for Julia Goerges. She's actually a really fun player to follow if you do it rationally. Just don't expect too many wins on HC.

CillyUltra
Aug 25th, 2011, 12:50 PM
She's just not a good HC player, for technical reasons stated multiple times in this thread and elsewhere on TF.
That's not the reason for losing to the likes of Baltacha. :facepalm:

She's actually a really fun player to follow if you do it rationally.
Do you really expect this to happen here? :spit:

Papillon.
Aug 25th, 2011, 12:58 PM
But she's really just a nobody. Not that there's anything wrong with that -- it's just that a player like that doesn't deserve fans if she can't show some respect on the court.

What you must take into account, though, is the fact that you cannot say with certainty that her antics/intensity were fueled at all by disrespect. If anything, the fact that she is a player unfamiliar with success at the highest levels is indicative of the fact that wins at this level -- QF appearances in WTA tournaments -- mean a HUGE deal to her, and I think they do. It's not like this attitude is anything new from her. I am not defending her, though; I did not even see the match, but from what has been posted here I can at least say what I have already said.

If respect correlates with success, Goerges does not garner a great deal of respect herself, as she is not a top tier level player by any means.

As for the outcome of the match, I didn't mind which one won, but I hope this is not a drawback in Julia's confidence for the US Open as I think she'll need her game to be firing to make some waves there.

scandic78
Aug 25th, 2011, 12:58 PM
This thread is still going?

Why are people defending Baltacha? It would be one thing if she were a top 20 player, an ex-Slam winner, a player who has overcome a severe injury or traumatic event, etc. But she's really just a nobody. Not that there's anything wrong with that -- it's just that a player like that doesn't deserve fans if she can't show some respect on the court. You can't say you admire her determination when she has yet to make the fourth round of a Slam or break the top 45. She'll act like a jerk now, and then lose in the second round of the US Open, and then go into hibernation for the rest of the season.... Will you still defend her then?

Meanwhile, Goerges will continue to give her full effort for the rest of the HC season, probably failing more often than not, and get bashed in every results thread, win or lose. And for what? It's not like she has a terrible attitude or a poor work ethic. She's just not a good HC player, for technical reasons stated multiple times in this thread and elsewhere on TF. But if you watched her matches during the first half of 2011, you'd understand that Goerges is as mentally tough as they come, and can beat anyone on clay when she's playing well.

Don't turn your hate for Ayumilover's exaggerations into hate for Julia Goerges. She's actually a really fun player to follow if you do it rationally. Just don't expect too many wins on HC.

So when does a tennis player of nobody status become a somebody in your eyes then? 4R of a slam? Top 40 ranking? Elena has reached the 3rd round of more than one slam and has achieved a top 50 rank and has overcome a career long liver illness that has marred her career. Sorry, but she's not really a nobody so grow up. :rolleyes:

paul_masterton
Aug 25th, 2011, 01:00 PM
Why are people defending Baltacha? It would be one thing if she were a top 20 player, an ex-Slam winner, a player who has overcome a severe injury or traumatic event, etc.
Comments like this do my nut in and make you come across as bitter. You're favourite lost to someone ranked lower, get a grip of yourself. It happens every day on the WTA and ITF tours. Get over it.

And I suggest before you come out with inane comments like this, you do a bit of homework first. Bally's battled through, and continuing to battle, serious injuries and a potentially life threatening liver condition.

Without players like Baltacha and all those others battling week in and week out to try and break through, who on their day can beat anyone, yes anyone, there would be no WTA tour.

I have no doubt that if Bally loses to Rezai tonight there'll be Julia fans first on here going "see everyone I told you she was useless." Pathetic.

flareon
Aug 25th, 2011, 01:01 PM
So when does a tennis player of nobody status become a somebody in your eyes then? 4R of a slam? Top 40 ranking? Elena has reached the 3rd round of more than one slam and has achieved a top 50 rank and has overcome a career long liver illness that has marred her career. Sorry, but she's not really a nobody so grow up. :rolleyes:

And she had issues with her back.

Joe.
Aug 25th, 2011, 01:10 PM
Bally's fistpumps and other antics show her hunger for success- not disrespect. Maybe you haters should watch some interviews with her- she's a lovely woman. To say she hasn't suffered with injuries/illnesses is complete and utter rubbish. As scandic 78 said, she's had an extremely serious liver illness which has effected her career largely. Her results tell the story- In 2002 she reached the 3R of Wimbledon; before the worst of her liver troubles. She's battled the liver illness and still managed to reach #49 in the world and have top 10 wins.

(BTW Gotta love the Brits pulling together. :p )

-Sonic-
Aug 25th, 2011, 01:11 PM
Whatever the result tonight, Bally has lost a total of 11 games to Rezai in their past 2 matches against her - 2 straight set wins. A loss tonight would have no bearing on any point someone is trying to make about her.

BartoLiNa
Aug 25th, 2011, 02:10 PM
Wow, Goerges fans are really unhinged.

Thanks for taking out the trash Bally :yeah:

no-hay-igual
Aug 25th, 2011, 02:24 PM
But if you watched her matches during the first half of 2011, you'd understand that Goerges is as mentally tough as they come, and can beat anyone on clay when she's playing well.

Don't turn your hate for Ayumilover's exaggerations into hate for Julia Goerges. She's actually a really fun player to follow if you do it rationally. Just don't expect too many wins on HC.

Your comments are damn right rude and insulting. Bally is on a cocktail of medication which she has to take every day otherwise her condition will be life threatening. Just because Goerges did well this year on clay does not make her a good player to follow. I gaurantee you didn't follow Goerges as extensively as you do 18 months ago when she was doing absolutely nothing floating around the top 100. When Goerges made her breakthrough by beating Wozniacki at Stuttgart, I was one of the first to congratulate her and was happy for her. Bally makes a quarter final of WTA, something a lot of people have been waiting some time for- by the way supporting her through thick and thin for the past 6-7 years and all you bloody glory fans can do is say oohhhhh 'poor attitude,' 'bitch.' Seriously, if you've ever watched Bally before you should know she shouts 'come on' and fists pumps literally after every point she wins. That is just how she is.

GET OVER YOURSELF.

Purple_Rain
Aug 26th, 2011, 01:28 AM
I didn't know about Bally's condition. I apologize for missing that. I didn't mean to insult her fans for sticking with her.

Regarding Goerges -- it doesn't bother me that she lost. I didn't expect her to do well here. I never expect her to do that well, but I like to follow her because she's passionate on court, but not in a negative or disrespectful way (toward her opponent). For that, she at least deserves a little less hate.

scandic78
Aug 26th, 2011, 01:36 AM
I didn't know about Bally's condition. I apologize for missing that. I didn't mean to insult her fans for sticking with her.

Regarding Goerges -- it doesn't bother me that she lost. I didn't expect her to do well here. I never expect her to do that well, but I like to follow her because she's passionate on court, but not in a negative or disrespectful way (toward her opponent). For that, she at least deserves a little less hate.

I think you'll find that most Bally fans that have posted here actually have respect for and like Goerges. Only a few trolls have visited with their off the cuff remarks.

Purple_Rain
Aug 26th, 2011, 01:42 AM
I think you'll find that most Bally fans that have posted here actually have respect for and like Goerges. Only a few trolls have visited with their off the cuff remarks.

Eh, they were just one-liners anyway. I think many of them may be ex-fans who have found it more enjoyable to follow her losses than hope for wins that never happen. I've used the strategy myself.

I really don't know why I went off on Baltacha like that, and then defended Goerges so unnecessarily. Hopefully all of this tension will subside once we have some real tennis to watch. Only a few more days 'till USO 2011.

Jedi657470
Aug 28th, 2011, 08:18 PM
The line calls were worth it because we got to listen to some priceless commentary from Julia. She's so sexy when she gets mad. If only she would play better in those situations....


Where can we hear this commentary? I was at the match, but need to hear it again clearly. And from where I was, the railing blocked the out line, so I couldn't see how bad the calls were. Would like to watch an archive of this.

serenus_2k8
Aug 28th, 2011, 08:37 PM
Love this result, but love the hot mess it turned Julia's fans into even more. Its always so obvious when a fan is just a through and through bangwagoner (e.g. 90% of Julias) because as soon as the winning stops the fans turn into nasty little gobsh*tes who feel the need to justify every loss by making the opponent in question appear invalid and inconsequential. I cant remember the last time I saw so many fans delude themselves that everyhting is fine because 'Julia is relevant and Baltacha is not' - weirdest fanbase ever considering that Goerges is not in the top echelon of the game and has done little to merit such an over-reaction other than string together a bit of a hot streak on an entirely different surface.

Bally does not have top ten wins for no reason and has always been an intense player. Need I remind you that it is the umpires job to ensure the rules are followed - Bally did not recieve any warnings for ANYTHING and is perfectly entitled to celebrate a point in a way that doesnt threaten or offend anyone. If Goerges cant be bothered to pull herself together after choking a lead then good riddance to her; if you cant take the heat get the f*ck out of Texas.

Petkorazzi
Aug 28th, 2011, 11:51 PM
I absolutely hate Baltacha's game, but I admire her as a person & tennis player, because she is one of the few players who, in my opinion, have maximized their potential. She's just been getting better and better over the years, really pushing herself to the limit, and who knows how her career would have turned out without the multiple injuries/ilnesses she suffered during her early career.

As for Goerges, I just don't seem to like her anymore :confused: I was a huge fan of her during 2007-2009, but I just don't enjoy watching her anymore for the last couple of years. :( I think it's because she plays a somehwat higher percentage tennis nowadays and actually tries to construct the points until she goes for the winner. Back when I loved her, she was an absolute ball-machine. :drool: