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mikireturns
Sep 9th, 2011, 08:18 PM
The draw is out for Quebec's Bell Challenge. Mirjana is in the bottom half of the main draw and plays Jamie Hampton in R1, with a likely 2nd rounder against Strycova and possible quarter against second-seeded Safarova.

Stranger things have happened.

croat123
Sep 9th, 2011, 08:22 PM
not the worst draw ever. hampton is streaky, but she's fast and has a decent serve for her size. get her miki!

SERVivor
Sep 9th, 2011, 09:25 PM
She beat Hampton last year at a 25.000 challenger for the title. That was the begining of her push to the top 100. I favor her against Hampton who hasn't progressed all that fast in the rankings.

auntie janie
Sep 9th, 2011, 10:34 PM
Jamie missed a lot of tennis this summer with injuries, so I think she's better than her ranking indicates. Like Mirjana, she had her big push last year and has struggled to keep her new position this year. I really like them both, which means I'll be both happy AND disappointed no matter how it turns out. :crazy: I guess the best I can hope for is a really competitive match with both players playing at their best so they can both feel good about it afterward, whatever the outcome. :angel:

mikireturns
Sep 9th, 2011, 11:19 PM
I watched a lot of Jamie's play last year in the Stanford qualifying rounds and she is erratic, not thegrittiest player out there, and can also get very down on herself. If Mirjana is remotelyfocused, she ought to come through against her. Then, it would be very interesting to see how she matches-up against (presumably) Zalahvova-Strykova, who is rather sketchy lately, and I would love to see her in a quarter against Safarova.

Gosh ... still dreaming of a wild run to the finish-line for Mirjana. With this draw and a break from the WTA hard courts & conditions, she has got to believe she can win an event like this. If she plays like she did in late May-early July, she can certainly beat them all.

networthy
Sep 10th, 2011, 02:14 AM
30 points for beating Hampton. Please don't blow it, Mirjana. Pleeeeease...?

ajmo!
Sep 10th, 2011, 11:08 AM
[8] Tatishvili v Q
Krajicek v [WC] Pelletier
Q v [WC] Wozniak
Dubois v [4] Marino

This 1/4 would be perfect draw but she can still play a player from that part of the draw. Just play your game, Miki!
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croat123
Sep 10th, 2011, 11:25 PM
i don't think it matters who she plays right now. she just needs to start playing well

croat123
Sep 11th, 2011, 07:35 PM
live stream starts monday. probably center court only...doubt playing hampton will get her on there

croat123
Sep 11th, 2011, 08:14 PM
Krajicek/Safarova(3) vs Lucic/Oudin

slam champs :hearts:
winnable...safarova was terrible at the us open (even worse than miki)

volume3d
Sep 11th, 2011, 09:16 PM
Interview with Mirjana on croTV....:) taped during US open...:

Wedding in November, shes just 2happy, very very inlove with that italian guy....
Wedding is going to be huge, on Florida, few worldwide megastars are going to sing on their wedding(she cant tell the names yet)
She wants to play for 3 or 4 years more.....go top50 in next 6 or 7 months....so no baby in plans :)
No contact with her father, he wont be on her wedding.....
Shes great friend with all croatian players...best with Goran Ivanisevic
Next month her coockbook is released in USA
She's also very involved in charity work...all 'presents' from their wedding are going to the charities ....-that was so nice

Very cool interview...she looks and sounds great:) Like a very very happy woman:)

mikireturns
Sep 11th, 2011, 10:38 PM
Good for Mirjana -- glad to know she is remaining positive and eager to keep going forward into the Top 50. She certainly has an entire five months of openings to make significant movement like that next year. Good luck.

And three cheers for Samantha Stosur. that shut Serena up.

auntie janie
Sep 12th, 2011, 01:18 AM
Interview with Mirjana on croTV....:) taped during US open...:

Wedding in November, shes just 2happy, very very inlove with that italian guy....
Wedding is going to be huge, on Florida, few worldwide megastars are going to sing on their wedding(she cant tell the names yet)
She wants to play for 3 or 4 years more.....go top50 in next 6 or 7 months....so no baby in plans :)
No contact with her father, he wont be on her wedding.....
Shes great friend with all croatian players...best with Goran Ivanisevic
Next month her coockbook is released in USA
She's also very involved in charity work...all 'presents' from their wedding are going to the charities ....-that was so nice

Very cool interview...she looks and sounds great:) Like a very very happy woman:)

Thank you! Love the 3-4 more years and the ranking goal :)

networthy
Sep 12th, 2011, 07:15 AM
Mirjana drops out of the top 100 this week, from 96 to 104 :sad:

ajmo!
Sep 12th, 2011, 08:10 AM
Interview with Mirjana on croTV....:) taped during US open...:

Wedding in November, shes just 2happy, very very inlove with that italian guy....
Wedding is going to be huge, on Florida, few worldwide megastars are going to sing on their wedding(she cant tell the names yet)
She wants to play for 3 or 4 years more.....go top50 in next 6 or 7 months....so no baby in plans :)
No contact with her father, he wont be on her wedding.....
Shes great friend with all croatian players...best with Goran Ivanisevic
Next month her coockbook is released in USA
She's also very involved in charity work...all 'presents' from their wedding are going to the charities ....-that was so nice

Very cool interview...she looks and sounds great:) Like a very very happy woman:)

how i missed that? :mad: on which tv was it? :sad:

guess i can only hope someone will upload it.
Really like the worst possible draw in doubles. Still GL.

volume3d
Sep 12th, 2011, 09:00 AM
how i missed that? :mad: on which tv was it? :sad:

guess i can only hope someone will upload it.
Really like the worst possible draw in doubles. Still GL.

Red carpet

http://www.net.hr/zvijezde/page/2011/09/12/0079006.html?pos=n1 here is the article

mikireturns
Sep 12th, 2011, 03:08 PM
Yes --it is a bummer that Mirjana just slipped out of the Top 100. However, the importance of winning that first round US Open match cannot be underemphasized, on a number of levels.

1. She was spiraling and halted the spiral with a big, gritty win over a very in-form player, at a SLAM. Huge mental boost for her (even if she did play like a dog's ass against Frankie).

2. The 100 points she earned for her well-deserved Open win are a crucial safeguard for her chances to "make good" the rest of this season. If she had lost 160 points instead of just 60, her outlook would be grim for making anything up, since I expect she'll be popping a bit of champagne cork in November.

3. Having the security of that 100 points from the Open, she now only needs to defend two significant results: the 42 or so points in Quebec, which a couple of wins would do nicely; the 75 points in Albuquerque, which she could conceivably do by defending her title.

Plus, she is playing all the Challenger events she can between now and November, and she sucked at a number of them last year when got the flu. She can totally improve upon Vegas, Kansas City, and Troy.

With some extra motivation and focus, she could finish the year just inside the Top 100, or at least be in position to gain another direct entry into the Australian in 2012, and then hopefully replace all of her shitty late winter and spring 2011 results with some wins that will propel her ranking considerably. She must sprinkle-in a few Challenger events early next season, too. I like Ajmo!'s suggestion that she try her hand at a few Aussie 25Ks to get some match-play before the big events. That did wonders for Alicia Molik in 2010.

If Mirjana can summon the reserves to go deep into the Bell Challenge, that would be a truly sweet insurance policy.

As we keep saying, and as we all know: the talent is there for her to do all of these things. She was playing Top 40 ball earlier this season and, when it comes together for her, she can just steamroll right into another gear of quality play. Focus, girl!

Good luck to her, to her marriage, and to her cookbook.

What's in that cookbook, anyhow?

"Miki Muffins"?

"Lobster a la Lucic"?

"Ajmo Apple-Fritters"?

"Blow-a-Lead" Lamb Chops?

"Damn-the-Drop-Shot!" Duck Breasts?

"I-Can't-Beat-Asian-Girls" Gravy?

"Clobber-Cirstea-with-Your-Racket" Risotto?

"Challengers-are-for-Chumps" Chimichangas?

"Dreaming-of-a-Semifnal" Souffle?

"Alexandra Stevenson-is-an-Ogre" Omelette?

and, most probably:

"I'm-Going-to-Poison-Mikireturns-for-Being-Such-a-Fickle-Fan" Fritatta

Hey, I'll buy it.

ajmo!
Sep 12th, 2011, 05:15 PM
What's in that cookbook, anyhow?



"Damn-the-Drop-Shot!" Duck Breasts?

"I-Can't-Beat-Asian-Girls" Gravy?

"Clobber-Cirstea-with-Your-Racket" Risotto?

"Challengers-are-for-Chumps" Chimichangas?

"Dreaming-of-a-Semifnal" Souffle?

"Alexandra Stevenson-is-an-Ogre" Omelette?

and, most probably:

"I'm-Going-to-Poison-Mikireturns-for-Being-Such-a-Fickle-Fan" Fritatta


:haha: :lol:

No, I already said. I have a feeling this will be huge week. I just hope I'm not wrong.

tennisfanML09
Sep 12th, 2011, 05:16 PM
first i must say i'm so happy and excited to hear Mirjana is planning to play for 3-4 more years and ofcourse it's so nice to hear from her she's enjoying life! i wish her all the best first in private life and then ofcourse in her live as a proffesional tennis player... Now i belive she still has and will have something interesting and exciting to offer on the pro tour... i'm sure she'll fight till the end of the year (season) and i'm sure she'll have more of those nice results which we all expect from her as her fans.... With summary of couple of very nice wins and some bad losses this year she has so much space to improve in results till the end of this season and for whole next season! Mirjana can go ahead with her head straight... Also, i must not forget-happy to see she has interests beside tennis! :hearts::bigclap::rocker:

tennisfanML09
Sep 12th, 2011, 05:18 PM
btw, when is Mirjana playing her 1st round match in Quebec???

croat123
Sep 12th, 2011, 06:15 PM
probably tomorrow

networthy
Sep 13th, 2011, 01:38 PM
Mirjana plays the third match today on the side court. The first match starts at 11 am local time.

ajmo!
Sep 13th, 2011, 07:32 PM
Good start. Breaks to 15.

ajmo!
Sep 13th, 2011, 07:35 PM
DF on a game point. :help: Only thing I NEED to avoid after Ajla's match.

ajmo!
Sep 13th, 2011, 07:36 PM
Miki 2-0

ajmo!
Sep 13th, 2011, 07:40 PM
Wasted 2 BP's... Lucic 2-1

ajmo!
Sep 13th, 2011, 07:51 PM
Miki 4-2

ajmo!
Sep 13th, 2011, 07:56 PM
Hampton and Tatishvili had a big win in doubles yesterday over Erakovic(Wimbledon F)/Arvidsson and Ann lost to Coin to day(who sucks big time lately) so I guess Hampton has to play some good tennis.

OMG 2DF's from 15-0 to 15-30

ajmo!
Sep 13th, 2011, 07:57 PM
BP Hampton. Quite stupid with Miki winning 85% of first serve points and 70% of serve in.

ajmo!
Sep 13th, 2011, 07:58 PM
Adv. Miki

ajmo!
Sep 13th, 2011, 07:59 PM
5-3..

croat123
Sep 13th, 2011, 08:04 PM
gotta hold now. come on miki

ajmo!
Sep 13th, 2011, 08:05 PM
She had 15/40 again, s o 2BP's/SP's wasted

croat123
Sep 13th, 2011, 08:07 PM
2 more set points

ajmo!
Sep 13th, 2011, 08:07 PM
40-15.. So 2 SP's again

ajmo!
Sep 13th, 2011, 08:08 PM
6-4.. really good set, could have been even 6-2 or something.. I have a feeling she was in control, on serve surely. Nice to see after all those crazy matches she had this summer.

croat123
Sep 13th, 2011, 08:09 PM
yes! now convert some bps

croat123
Sep 13th, 2011, 08:09 PM
6-4.. really good set, could have been even 6-2 or something.. I have a feeling she was in control, on serve surely. Nice to see after all those crazy matches she had this summer.
these courts are really fast. hope she can make a run here

ajmo!
Sep 13th, 2011, 08:10 PM
Let's just hope she'll finish this match in 2 first. ;)
But yes, as I said few times during the last few weeks I think she's gonna have a really good tournament.

ajmo!
Sep 13th, 2011, 08:11 PM
15-40 again.. She has to take it now!

ajmo!
Sep 13th, 2011, 08:12 PM
So it's 6-4 *1-0.. Keep he focus on serve.

croat123
Sep 13th, 2011, 08:12 PM
got it! 6-4 1*-0

croat123
Sep 13th, 2011, 08:15 PM
40-15
she needs to cut out the dfs...no reason to hit so many when there's no pressure on her

ajmo!
Sep 13th, 2011, 08:15 PM
A lot of DF's :/

She lost only 2 BP's on 2nd serve when she got it in the box.

croat123
Sep 13th, 2011, 08:16 PM
2-0*
even with the dfs, she's winning 63% of second serve points. i guess she's just going for a lot on it
5 is still a lot given the scoreline though

ajmo!
Sep 13th, 2011, 08:17 PM
I was just looking at the draw and I have to say her quater is anything but easy with Safarova regaining her old form and always tricky ''bitch'' Zahlvavova Stry.
But if she finds a way to win these matches(which will be hard) a nice gift could wait around the corner since I'm sure Mirjana can beat any of the players she could paly in the SF.

ajmo!
Sep 13th, 2011, 08:18 PM
BP wasted :mad: So bad on BP's today.

ajmo!
Sep 13th, 2011, 08:24 PM
6-4 3-1

SERVivor
Sep 13th, 2011, 08:25 PM
way to save to BP's in last game. Good to see she is not cracking on her service games.

ajmo!
Sep 13th, 2011, 08:28 PM
BP Mirjana again.. PLEASE take it

ajmo!
Sep 13th, 2011, 08:28 PM
Mirjana 6-4 *4-1

networthy
Sep 13th, 2011, 08:29 PM
4-1 :yeah;

ajmo!
Sep 13th, 2011, 08:32 PM
0-40... 2 DF's :scared:

ajmo!
Sep 13th, 2011, 08:33 PM
6-4 4-2.. Way to many DF's.. please close it Mirjana

ajmo!
Sep 13th, 2011, 08:35 PM
30-30

ajmo!
Sep 13th, 2011, 08:35 PM
BP Miki

ajmo!
Sep 13th, 2011, 08:36 PM
6-4 *5-2

Don't go for it all on 2nd serve. be smart. Win the match.

ajmo!
Sep 13th, 2011, 08:38 PM
Calm down, Miki

ajmo!
Sep 13th, 2011, 08:39 PM
OMG another DF... already 9.. wtf?

ajmo!
Sep 13th, 2011, 08:39 PM
40-40.. with 2 DF's in a game

ajmo!
Sep 13th, 2011, 08:40 PM
MP! Please

ajmo!
Sep 13th, 2011, 08:41 PM
6-4 6-2 with 9 DF's. Go and practice serve!

Hele.
Sep 13th, 2011, 08:43 PM
6-4 6-2! :bounce:

SERVivor
Sep 13th, 2011, 08:43 PM
yeah. way too many DFs. She is going to have to serve better against Strykova, but she can over power Barb. I've seen Barb play and she is a very determined fighter with very little power. She'll make Mirjana play so Mirjana needs to tighten up on the DFs.

tennisfanML09
Sep 13th, 2011, 08:47 PM
yey!!! :bigclap::banana:

croat123
Sep 13th, 2011, 08:57 PM
too many dfs. other than that, great match. BZS is beatable..safarova, we'll see...

networthy
Sep 13th, 2011, 09:18 PM
30 points :drool:

Another win would be fantastic (70 points!) but at least this lets her defend last year's Quebec points :yeah:

qwertytx
Sep 13th, 2011, 10:59 PM
BZS can be tough, she beat Dokic when they played and won by getting a lot of balls back. I haven't seen her since that match but forcing Miki to hit a lot of winners could spell trouble. I hope I'm wrong!

croat123
Sep 13th, 2011, 11:10 PM
i really think it's a great court for miki...it's very tough to play good defense out there

croat123
Sep 14th, 2011, 12:08 AM
no singles tomorrow. doubles is fourth match on center court. did they stream the doubles today?

mikireturns
Sep 14th, 2011, 02:09 AM
WTA Tour-Level victory. Every WTA win is a sweet win. Miki has now won two of her last three singles matches (including a Grand Slam win). Nice.

BZS can most definitely be beaten by Mirjana on a court this fast, with low, grass-like bounces.

Pretend it's grass, Mirjana. Might as well be, with those skidding bounces you like. Keep going. Practice and keep playing your game. Just play your tennis.

BTW, did she not have to qualify for this event last year? For the moment I can't recall.

kfh_9118
Sep 14th, 2011, 03:18 AM
great win today, Miki :yeah:

Krijes Sedam
Sep 14th, 2011, 06:26 AM
BTW, did she not have to qualify for this event last year? For the moment I can't recall.

She didn't.
In R1 main draw last year she beat Cirstea and then lost to Arvidsson in R2.
So now she just defended 30 points from last year.

ajmo!
Sep 14th, 2011, 07:25 AM
no singles tomorrow. doubles is fourth match on center court. did they stream the doubles today?

No idea. I guess they should. Oudin sucked yesterday vs. Hlavackova and Krajiek/Safarova are big team. I'm afraid all these bad results might change mirjana's mind about playing doubles. Hope they can pull a surpsise today.

croat123
Sep 14th, 2011, 10:09 PM
Kicked to the side court cause the other matches took too long

mikireturns
Sep 15th, 2011, 12:49 AM
Achingly close in the dubs. Lost 5-7 7-5 7-10 to Crisis-Check and Laugharova. Nice try, Miki & Mel.

Hope they play again sometime (like, next week in Albuquerque).

SERVivor
Sep 15th, 2011, 03:59 AM
They were up 4-1 in the tiebreak. I thought they had it. Oh well - good practice for tomorrow.

mikireturns
Sep 15th, 2011, 04:35 AM
They were up 4-1 in the tiebreak. I thought they had it. Oh well - good practice for tomorrow.

Good practice indeed ... so long as Mirjana isn't aiming her shots in the doubles alleys tomorrow;)

Go for it, Lucic, Cookbook Queen!

mikireturns
Sep 15th, 2011, 04:44 AM
Also, a link to a photo of Miki looking stylish as usual w/ the other girls at the Bell Challenge welcome party. She is on the far right, of course. Unmistakably Miki, with the little smirk.

http://www.wtatennis.com/gallery/20110915/quebec-city-gallery-player-party-more_2256674_2451433?imageNo=7#picture

ajmo!
Sep 15th, 2011, 11:48 AM
Oh, so close. I really want her to make it in doubles and I'm afraid she'll stop trying. Such a bad draw, I think Krajicek/safarova will take the title now, and surely Oudin/Lucic had a huge chance.

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 01:02 PM
Very close :(

ajmo!
Sep 15th, 2011, 06:23 PM
Hlavackova 7-6.. Hope she can finish in 2 so I can catch Miki's match.

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 06:25 PM
this has a three setter written all over it... :( i need it to finish quickly too

ajmo!
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:06 PM
hlavackova won.. big chance for miki now if she cna beat barb. she beat hlavackova on grass 2 times(once this year). and they both like same conditions..but lets see how she does today. GL!

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:09 PM
good luck miki!!!

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:29 PM
df + bad miss
40-30

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:29 PM
great point miki :D 2-1*

was 0-1* but i missed the first game

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:31 PM
BSZ to serve...
0-15 big return, fh error

ajmo!
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:31 PM
first game unlucky.. 15-15 and the netcord gives barb 15-30 and than mirjana plays great point, moves to net with big fh and barb gets the ball back(mirjana thinks it's wide and lets it) and it just gets the back of the baseline.

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:31 PM
15-15, unlucky, netcord goes just wide

SERVivor
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:31 PM
watching on livestream. Whenever miki gets the ground strokes in play she pusher Barb around. shaky first game but good otherwise so far.

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:32 PM
15-30 drop shot netted

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:32 PM
15-40 fh long

ajmo!
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:33 PM
Nice from Miki :yeah:

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:33 PM
great point! way to hang tough after BSZ got a lot of balls back
3*-1

SERVivor
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:34 PM
wow great play on BP. really worked the point until Barb messed up. She's not making too many easy errors.

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:34 PM
Miki to serve...
0-15 bh long

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:35 PM
15-15 fh winner, BSZ thought it was wide

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:35 PM
30-15 return long, racket goes flying

ajmo!
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:35 PM
If Miki can play like this there's nothing zahlavova can do.

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:36 PM
40-15 again great from miki after BSZ got what could have been a winner back

SERVivor
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:36 PM
barb is whining like a little girl

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:36 PM
great serve! 4-1*

ajmo!
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:37 PM
I would suggest Miki to go to net after this big shots.

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:38 PM
BZS to serve...
15-0 bh just wide

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:38 PM
30-0 good play at net

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:39 PM
30-15 good return, bh netted

ajmo!
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:39 PM
Good control from Miki so far.

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:39 PM
40-15 return long

ajmo!
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:40 PM
Not the best game ever. Never mind. Stay focused on serve!

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:40 PM
fh netted :( 4*-2
gotta get some good first serves now

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:40 PM
Miki to serve...
15-0 nice finish at net

ajmo!
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:41 PM
Big serving! go go go!

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:41 PM
30-0 ace, BZS pissed

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:41 PM
30-15 fh slice into the net

ajmo!
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:41 PM
No need to ruin this game after nice point and big ace.. keep your head.

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:42 PM
40-15 big bh cross-court forces error

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:42 PM
BZS fh long...miki 5-2*

ajmo!
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:42 PM
Winning games to 15 :yeah:

ajmo!
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:43 PM
She's not hitting to hard, really seems to be confident and ready. Hope she can stay in this mode.

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:43 PM
miki is hitting a few errors, but she is really controlling the points out there and seems to be playing a lot more within herself than in other matches i've seen this year

SERVivor
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:43 PM
really good on first serve so far. She's playing within herself and still overpowering Barb

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:44 PM
BZS to serve...
0-15, fh long

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:44 PM
0-30, df

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:45 PM
15-30 miki got handcuffed

ajmo!
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:45 PM
fh slice :help:

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:45 PM
15-40 nice return, bh netted

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:45 PM
return winner :D:D 6-2

ajmo!
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:46 PM
Big set.. I think she won like every game to 15! Really good. Now please close it in 2!

SERVivor
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:46 PM
what a return on set point. This is nice to see.

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:46 PM
fh slice :help:
yeah, she's 0 for 2 on those :p
think she didn't know whether to take a bh or fh on that one shot

one thing she is doing really well is that she's making so many good returns. best i've seen her return in a long, long time

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:47 PM
now she needs to focus and keep getting those big first serves in

ajmo!
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:47 PM
Also she lost only 2 points on first serve, while Barbora won only 4 on her! :eek:

Only 26 minutes!

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:48 PM
BZS bathroom break...stay focused miki

ajmo!
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:49 PM
I thought you can take bathroom brake only after 2nd set? :confused:

ajmo!
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:50 PM
Good start.

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:50 PM
Miki to serve...
15-0 good fhs

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:50 PM
15-15, bh error :mad:

ajmo!
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:50 PM
Going for to much on this point.

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:51 PM
15-30 fh long :( no first serves yet

ajmo!
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:51 PM
Move to the net!!!

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:51 PM
30-30 ace

ajmo!
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:53 PM
Stupid stupid stupid. Needs to break back now.

SERVivor
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:53 PM
crappy first game of second set. oh well, the first set started the same way.

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:53 PM
shit, i go away for 30 seconds and she's broken

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:54 PM
fuck
her game is off now :sad:

ajmo!
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:54 PM
Omg

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:54 PM
huge bh and a come on, 15-15

SERVivor
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:55 PM
nice angle to get to 15-all

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:55 PM
just huge all over, 15-30

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:56 PM
30-30 shit...good pass i guess

ajmo!
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:56 PM
had the point but NO

SERVivor
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:56 PM
Barb nice defense to make it 30-all

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:56 PM
return netted, 40-30

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:57 PM
netted return
0-2

ajmo!
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:57 PM
Making stupid erros.

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:57 PM
needs to serve big and refocus here...BZS is pushing at this point

SERVivor
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:57 PM
went for too much on the return at 30-40.

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:58 PM
15-0 good start

SERVivor
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:58 PM
won a point at net!

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:58 PM
fh netted...all of BZS stupid slice lobs landing in, 15-15

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:59 PM
bullshit, that was miki's point...BZS had no play there

SERVivor
Sep 15th, 2011, 07:59 PM
Lyn Welch in the chair. she sucks, miki won't get any help from her

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:00 PM
df, 15-30

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:00 PM
bh netted :sad: 15-40

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:01 PM
wild bh :sad:

ajmo!
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:02 PM
Jesus. When I remember what Schiavone did to her with slice I'm not so confident :scared: Coach on court?

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:02 PM
BZS started pushing and hitting forehand slices and miki is thrown off completely

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:03 PM
she's just overhitting, rushing :sad:

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:03 PM
fh long, fh netted, 30-0

ajmo!
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:03 PM
We may only hope she'll take a break on the end of the second set and return focused in third.

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:04 PM
overhead long :o 40-0

SERVivor
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:04 PM
yeah, she has to play junk because that's all she can do. Being tall, it's not too easy for Lucic to consistently get low to return those.

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:04 PM
return way long...4 unforced errors

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:05 PM
Miki to serve...
0-15 drop shot netted (another fh slice from BZS)

ajmo!
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:05 PM
OH MY GOD! Desperate.

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:05 PM
0-30 fh long

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:06 PM
15-30 drop shot winner, again a lot of slice from BZS

SERVivor
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:06 PM
nice drop shot at 0-30

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:06 PM
30-30 good serve, slice long

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:06 PM
40-30 big fh winner, big come on

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:07 PM
duece, crazy bh wide

ajmo!
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:07 PM
Don't go for that much. Get yourself on scoreboard

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:07 PM
Ad. Lucic, fh winner

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:09 PM
fuuuuck, duece

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:09 PM
Ad. Lucic, big serve

SERVivor
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:10 PM
wow what a point at ad lucic. Barb's got some great D, although it's making me mad

ajmo!
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:10 PM
Show her you can deal with pushing! Go miki!

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:10 PM
those fh slices are disgusting, fh winner miki :)
1-4

SERVivor
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:10 PM
Barb played that last point like a 3.0 USTA (Beginner)

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:11 PM
miki sustained some long rallies in that game and overcame a lot of slices. time to get some big returns in and get back in this set

ajmo!
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:11 PM
And that point on adv. was :eek: that last bh volley from miki, how did she get there? :worship:

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:11 PM
Barb played that last point like a 3.0 USTA (Beginner)
it's cause she's gonna away with so many dinky fh slices that she is content to just keep pushing it...that last one was laughable though

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:12 PM
another fucking fh slice

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:12 PM
15-15 missed drop shot

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:13 PM
15-30, huge return winner

ajmo!
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:13 PM
Break her!

SERVivor
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:13 PM
those fh slices are disgusting, fh winner miki :)
1-4

no sh@t. Those weak slices to mid court are pathetic. She's just hoping Miki will overhit them. It's ugly for a pro to hit weak shots like that, but she knows she can't hit with Lucic so she employs that crap. Miki just has to be patient and wait for the right one to put away.

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:13 PM
30-30 bh return netted

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:14 PM
fucking net cord again, 40-30

ajmo!
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:14 PM
Fuck

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:14 PM
good serve, 1-5
very unlucky at 30-30

ajmo!
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:14 PM
No Help From Net At All

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:14 PM
gotta hold to keep some momentum

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:15 PM
Miki to serve...
15-0, very nice second serve

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:15 PM
15-15 bh netted

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:16 PM
30-15 well constructed point there

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:16 PM
40-15 fh paints the line

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:17 PM
40-30 bh long off a moonball

ajmo!
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:17 PM
Going For To Much

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:17 PM
against disgusting slices, fh netted, duece

ajmo!
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:17 PM
sLICE BITH... aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa .. Can't stand this.

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:18 PM
df, fuck our lives

ajmo!
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:18 PM
Go On A Break

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:18 PM
terrible drop shot, fuck this shit

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:19 PM
Go On A Break
she is :p

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:19 PM
she needs to calm down and not go for so much. those slice are so fucking annoying

ajmo!
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:20 PM
This may sound stupid but she's playing''good''. I'm sure it would be easier to play any other player in the draw. She needs to focus and go for placement not power. if she goes for power then move to the net and finish the point. It's simple, you can do it!

SERVivor
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:21 PM
my livestream stuck. shit

Hele.
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:21 PM
This may sound stupid but she's playing''good''. I'm sure it would be easier to play any other player in the draw. She needs to focus and go for placement not power. if she goes for power then move to the net and finish the point. It's simple, you can do it!

Simple in theory but not in reality! :lol:

ajmo!
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:22 PM
once she discovered this slices and what it does to miki you can be sure she'll keep playing like this. big task for Mirjana

ajmo!
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:22 PM
Simple in theory but not in reality! :lol:

trying to be positive. at least she can try she needs to change something

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:23 PM
miki back on court

SERVivor
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:23 PM
Barb make alot few errors in the second set. Also, she didn't get pushed from side to side as much. Miki played more toward the center of the court. Miki needs to play the angles more, like she did in the first set. Also, Barb got a very high percentage of first serves in, hopefully that will drop in set 3

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:24 PM
BZS to serve...
15-0 drop shot, volley put away

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:24 PM
15-15 that's a great point

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:25 PM
30-15 wild fh, more pushing

ajmo!
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:26 PM
Fucking pusher. How can you enjoy in tennis when you just push?

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:26 PM
40-15 fh long, miki is pissed

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:27 PM
wild wild wild 6-2 1-6 0*-1

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:27 PM
just calm down miki

ajmo!
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:27 PM
I just hope she's gonna try to change something. Serve and volley, moonballs, anything..

ajmo!
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:28 PM
Has to hold!

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:28 PM
0-15 another fh miss

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:28 PM
0-30 bad df

ajmo!
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:29 PM
You don't feel like there's comeback from this :sad:

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:29 PM
15-30 well played drop shot

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:30 PM
30-30 great point, more pushing

ajmo!
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:30 PM
What defense. Oh, just win a game please.

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:30 PM
40-30 bh wide, stop complaining BZS :fiery:

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:31 PM
duece, fh long

ajmo!
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:31 PM
She's not giving anything. Just returnig every single ball back in court.

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:31 PM
Ad. Lucic, good approach

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:32 PM
again up at net :yeah: 6-2 1-6 1-1*

ajmo!
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:32 PM
Mirjana needs something to piss Barbora off cause if Strychova continues to play like this I can't see Mirjana winning it.
She makes no UE at all, and rallies are like 5+ all the time.

auntie janie
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:33 PM
I turned on the livestream at EXACTLY the wrong time, start of set 2 ... let me know if I should turn it on again, guys. :scared: I don't really want to watch Mirjana if she's in all-error mode.

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:33 PM
BZS to serve...
0-15, df

auntie janie
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:33 PM
again up at net :yeah: 6-2 1-6 1-1*

That's good enough for me! Will try a livestream again. :D

croat123
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:34 PM
0-30, great return

ajmo!
Sep 15th, 2011, 08:34 PM
now error.. use it miki