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ElusiveChanteuse
Oct 27th, 2011, 03:45 PM
Na :shrug: I reckon she plays slightly better than against Masha which doesn't mean much.:oh: One more still which is mission impossible.:oh:
Vika :worship: 28 games lost in her last 7/8 matches?:worship: and finally YEC semis.:cheer: On fire this Vika.:cheer:
plays much better in first set though.:oh: especially her serve.

Jane Lane
Oct 27th, 2011, 03:46 PM
Vika :hearts: Amazing defense today. Finally didn't hit every single ball down the middle of the court against Na. A bit lucky ErrorNa showed up too. ;)
Reaction was :hearts: SF! :woohoo:

Haters :wavey:

StoneRose
Oct 27th, 2011, 03:46 PM
Wow, Well done Vika :cheer:.

saul1333
Oct 27th, 2011, 03:46 PM
Thank you Vika :hearts:

Great defense :)

Tongue and finger spin :drool:

ElusiveChanteuse
Oct 27th, 2011, 03:47 PM
Who's the black woman interviewing Vika now?

Sam.
Oct 27th, 2011, 03:47 PM
Na :o Such a bad perfomance today :sad:

Noctis
Oct 27th, 2011, 03:47 PM
Congrats Vika, Na just hot bamboozled, this is indoor your 29, you cant out run a 22 yh old

Pasta-Na
Oct 27th, 2011, 03:47 PM
na :hug:

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 27th, 2011, 03:47 PM
Vika :woohoo: :)
Might as well as tank vs Cake as it won't matter
Vika wins group :)

Jane Lane
Oct 27th, 2011, 03:47 PM
Who's the black woman interviewing Vika now?

Katrina Adams I think. She was doing the prematch interviews.

Bronx19
Oct 27th, 2011, 03:47 PM
OP, you're a pea brain.

Li played great in that second set, much better than yesterday. And there was no pushing.

MarkNL
Oct 27th, 2011, 03:48 PM
LOL at title of thread :rolls: But Vika played really well.

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 27th, 2011, 03:48 PM
Who's the black woman interviewing Vika now?

Katrina Adams

Andreas
Oct 27th, 2011, 03:48 PM
Vika played really, really well. The consistancy and the depth of her shots were phenomenal and Li really had no answer. It was pretty much impossible for her to find an opening.

Not a single break point faced despite probably having the 2nd worst serve of the tournament (after Radwanska). Very solid performance.

Rafito.
Oct 27th, 2011, 03:48 PM
Such a great performance again from Vika :inlove:
Loving this, hopefully she keeps up this form. Get the title Vika please.

Petkorazzi
Oct 27th, 2011, 03:49 PM
Ok, this is some good stuff from Vika, but let's not get too excited yet. I remember when everyone thought she was gonna win Wimbledon that one year when Serena beat her 3&3. :lol:

Shaun:::
Oct 27th, 2011, 03:50 PM
Nana played much better than yesterday
but still not competitive against Vika:lol:

Coconut91
Oct 27th, 2011, 03:50 PM
Huge win for Vika against one of her nemesis. Should give her a lot of confidence. She played smart and defended superbly.

I'm so happy for her :)

ElusiveChanteuse
Oct 27th, 2011, 03:50 PM
OP, you're a pea brain.

Li played great in that second set, much better than yesterday. And there was no pushing.

Watch that match again and say that to me again.:wavey:

pov
Oct 27th, 2011, 03:50 PM
A well-played match. Azarenka was just too good.

Adrian.
Oct 27th, 2011, 03:50 PM
Vika GOAT strikes again :dance::cheer::cheer:

HuHu
Oct 27th, 2011, 03:51 PM
http://i42.tinypic.com/8xsh2t.jpg
http://i44.tinypic.com/153wa6x.jpg

goldenlox
Oct 27th, 2011, 03:51 PM
Vika is moving well and hitting well on the run. Definately best in her group.
Stosur & Li play for the other SF spot.

Kairi
Oct 27th, 2011, 03:51 PM
:yeah: VIka..

Jimmie48
Oct 27th, 2011, 03:51 PM
Good work Vika :)

Marionated
Oct 27th, 2011, 03:52 PM
Na looking good to go 0-6 vs Sam.

Zhao
Oct 27th, 2011, 03:52 PM
she needs to sort out her forehand... she has 0 confidence in her game becoz of her forehand...

Pasta-Na
Oct 27th, 2011, 03:53 PM
Na looking good to go 0-6 vs Sam.

:hysteric:

longtin23
Oct 27th, 2011, 03:53 PM
Vika played really well...Love her

NaNa played a lir better, but cannot execute the winner... Too m
any errorss

longtin23
Oct 27th, 2011, 03:53 PM
Vika played really well...Love her

NaNa played a lir better, but cannot execute the winner... Too m
any errorss

zhangxian22
Oct 27th, 2011, 03:54 PM
a better match from Na compared to the first one despite the loss
finally she's starting to play like a top 20 player again...

Break My Rapture
Oct 27th, 2011, 03:55 PM
:worship: FINALLY Vika used the right strategy in this match-up. Instead of trying to hit her off the court like in AO and RG, she employed purposeful moonballs at exactly the right time when she needed to. Constantly messing with Li's rhythm. The angled BHs did a great job of forcing braindead Na to go for nearly impossible shots given the form she's in. The returning was immaculate as always today.

I'd also like to point out that (like with so many other things about Snickers) that Azarenka is a very underrated indoors player. Patrick345 posted a very impressive stat of her indoors record of the last couple of years somewhere yesterday. Not only does indoors help her anticipation, it also gives slightly more pop on the first serve + enhancing the Return of Awesomeness even more.

First player to qualify for the semifinals. :cheer:

SAISAI-GOAT
Oct 27th, 2011, 03:56 PM
Na actually played well today ... Vika just ran everything down and pushed everything back :sobbing:

congrats Vika I guess :shrug:

Na still has a chance to advance ... please beat Sam :shout:

Vaidisova
Oct 27th, 2011, 03:56 PM
Impressive from Vika

Vikapower
Oct 27th, 2011, 03:57 PM
:facepalm: All the GM experts who said that Li would thump Victoria because she said she is owned... now bow down. :worship:

:eek: Vika started the match very aggressively I found, more than I would have expected her too... but no she was really attempting to go for her shots since the start, her returns off the BH at times :drool:... was some UEs many especially on the FH side but as the match kept going, started to found the court more and put Li under enormous pressure with great defenses, aggressive plays etc... and variations. :drool:

I really liked what I saw and finally not accepting for these useless Li like ball-bashers to get the better of her game... into the 1/2 now... :cheer: still hasn't lost a set since Lux, undefeated since Pékin and 28 games lost since Lux only... BRILLIANCE. :worship:

Dexter
Oct 27th, 2011, 03:57 PM
http://i42.tinypic.com/8xsh2t.jpg
http://i44.tinypic.com/153wa6x.jpgAzarenka has pusher stats. :o

twinbridge
Oct 27th, 2011, 03:58 PM
Too many UEs from LI NA, and Azarenka is acting as some pushers...:mad:

It would be a huge surprise if NaNa could defeat Stosur, which would be enough for to advance to SF, though.

burn
Oct 27th, 2011, 03:58 PM
Vika :hearts:

LenaDMania0003
Oct 27th, 2011, 03:59 PM
So solid performance from Vika, excellent Defence
One of best performance from Vika I've seen.
Vika didn't face even a break point today, and yesterday gave only one (and saved it) :eek:
won latest 3 matches with 6-2 6-2 :rolls:

Na made many errors against Vika's spin ball. Indeed she has much difficulty against Samantha.

Cleffa
Oct 27th, 2011, 03:59 PM
Another beatdown by Vika wow. I don't think Li Na played badly she was of course not in great form like she was in the beginning of the year and in French but she did have many occasions that made you think she would hit a winner but countered by Vika's defensive skills, making Na having to hit another ball. And from this point Vika turned defensive into offensive. Vika is simply solid today others might not be able to hit Na's balls back when they were going to be a winner.

And also Vika kept focusing fire on Na's forehand and it worked. Na should better practice more on her forehand lol.

Apoleb
Oct 27th, 2011, 04:00 PM
Na was scared to hit through because she obviously has very little confidence. Once she missed that sitter in the second game at 15/30, her forehand had just completely gone. PID has brilliant anticipation all through out, and she's finally using the angles. But she's getting on my nerves with that lame ass automat grinding. Set yourself for the beating girl.

dsanders06
Oct 27th, 2011, 04:00 PM
Azarenka remains such an enigma for me. So many times, she's looked utterly impotent whenever she runs into an elite player (including against Na at the AO and RG), but then occasionally she suddenly throws in an outstanding performance like this. Whether that's because she normally can't handle the mental pressure when she's up against a top player, or because the level today is so far above her normal level that she normally isn't able to reach it, I don't know. Regardless, that level today should be good enough to make the final here seeing as she should easily best whichever glorified scrub finishes second in the other group, but I don't see her beating Kvitova in the final.

Na,please try and beat Stosur. Please :unsure:

Coconut91
Oct 27th, 2011, 04:01 PM
:worship: FINALLY Vika used the right strategy in this match-up.

I know :D It was about time.

n1_and_uh_noone
Oct 27th, 2011, 04:01 PM
Azarenka not facing a single BP :lol:. Honestly, she has an airtight ground-game and hits a superb consistent (if mid-paced) length, but that serve and some of the stats she still manages to put up should have her opponents going :facepalm:.

Still don't understand why she is unable to get more pace on that serve.

dragonflies
Oct 27th, 2011, 04:01 PM
This result is expected. Congrats on Vika for playing an exellent match.





Vika is in very good from right now, very solid. She doesn't go for much, barely make any errors. Her defense is as good as Caro later half last year, plus she serves a tatch better, hit a bit more winners. Given most BBB players in the bad form, her victory is nid. With her solid form like this, only a Serena, Kim, or Kvity when playing well is able to beat her.





Na was terrible, not able to rally with Vika at all. She needs to work on her basic groundstroke in the off season. Her groundstrokes has little margin for errors, plus going for too much. In the 2nd set, she changed her tactic a bit, started to dictate play and going for the right shots, but only for a game then quicky changed back to brainless ball bashing.

timafi
Oct 27th, 2011, 04:02 PM
Na:mad: at least you have Roland Garros:tape:

Svetlana)))
Oct 27th, 2011, 04:02 PM
Very impressive and with this shitty field Vika has a good chance of winning the title.

Beat
Oct 27th, 2011, 04:03 PM
Azarenka has pusher stats. :o

are you surprised?

Tuckii
Oct 27th, 2011, 04:03 PM
Wow Vika is in a great shape :devil:

Go and win this :)

Vikapower
Oct 27th, 2011, 04:04 PM
Azarenka has pusher stats. :o

:lol: Most of these UEs came in the start (Vika had approximately 4 UEs on the FH side already at 1-0*, 7 for Li)... Vika played controlled aggression - doesn't need to take huge cuts at the ball against a player as very un-skillful as Li from the back court... Vika was really going for her shots in the first games thus some UEs, touching great angles, putting Li under the gun consistently...

I bet Vika's FE count must easily touch the 30's or so...

hurricanejeanne
Oct 27th, 2011, 04:04 PM
Allez Queen of Fuckery! :cheer:

Trih
Oct 27th, 2011, 04:05 PM
Vika played just a perfect match, both tactically and athletically, she was incredibly fast anticipating the ball and changed rythm at the right time just making Na crazy.
On the other hand, Na has just confirmed how she totally disappeared since winning the RG.

Apoleb
Oct 27th, 2011, 04:05 PM
Azarenka remains such an enigma for me. So many times, she's looked utterly impotent whenever she runs into an elite player (including against Na at the AO and RG), but then occasionally she suddenly throws in an outstanding performance like this. Whether that's because she normally can't handle the mental pressure when she's up against a top player, or because the level today is so far above her normal level that she normally isn't able to reach it, I don't know. Regardless, that level today should be good enough to make the final here, though I don't see her beating Kvitova.

Na,please try and beat Stosur. Please :unsure:

Neither. It's why she fools people. There's a fine line between herself delivering a beating and getting a beating herself. When the power of the opponent is just below the line, she'll grind them out easily and look like a world beater. When they go above the line, she gets a beatdown. And today Na wasn't even hitting through the ball that much. She was rolling the ball on the forehand especially which lead to those lengthy rallies.

LUVMIRZA
Oct 27th, 2011, 04:06 PM
About fucking time Vikaaaaaa:yeah: Cant be more happier....6-2 6-2 is jus pure demolition job:drool::cheer::cheer:

couldnt watch the match though:sad:

dragonflies
Oct 27th, 2011, 04:07 PM
:facepalm: All the GM experts who said that Li would thump Victoria because she said she is owned... now bow down. :worship:

:eek: Vika started the match very aggressively I found, more than I would have expected her too... but no she was really attempting to go for her shots since the start, her returns off the BH at times :drool:... was some UEs many especially on the FH side but as the match kept going, started to found the court more and put Li under enormous pressure with great defenses, aggressive plays etc...

I really liked what I saw and finally not accepting for these useless Li like ball-bashers to get the better of her game... into the 1/2 now... :cheer: still hasn't lost a set since Lux, undefeated since Pékin and 28 games lost since Lux only... BRILLIANCE. :worship:

---

As for Li :haha: the epitome of mediocrity, talent I bet she doesn't even know the word, brain-less ball basher at it's peak -- :facepalm: I still can't understand how a player who has only won 6 matches in her last 7 events does in a YEC master, 80.71 won in average... :spit:




The troll strikes again.:help:

LCS
Oct 27th, 2011, 04:09 PM
:lol:

dsanders06
Oct 27th, 2011, 04:11 PM
Neither. It's why she fools people. There's a fine line between herself delivering a beating and getting a beating herself. When the power of the opponent is just below the line, she'll grind them out easily and look like a world beater. When they go above the line, she gets a beatdown. And today Na wasn't even hitting through the ball that much. She was rolling the ball on the forehand especially which lead to those lengthy rallies.

I would agree with you usually, but I really thought she was genuinely impressive today :unsure: Even though it wasn't the power performance the EuroSport commentators seemed to think it was (I remember one of them saying Azarenka had "unleashed a blitz of winners" at one point :lol: ), she was kind of dictating play by really moving the ball into the extremities of the court time and time again (even though she wasn't hitting that powerfully) and so not allowing Li to really bash the ball much, which she was threatening to do for a part of the second set. That's definitely not something Wozniacki could do, for instance, imo.

Trih
Oct 27th, 2011, 04:12 PM
The troll strikes again.:help:

Troll? Really? I think he's right and Na showed all her limits today, she's just not comparable to other GS champs.

Pasta-Na
Oct 27th, 2011, 04:14 PM
her husband told her to retire if she didn't want to play, after losing the first set. :spit:

No1Curr
Oct 27th, 2011, 04:15 PM
Li stank. Vika impressive :bowdown:

Big_Banana
Oct 27th, 2011, 04:16 PM
I think someone really doesnt have a clue of what is talking about.
Na, too many UEs. Kudos to Vika though. I like her. I'm not bitter as someone else.

Siderophyre
Oct 27th, 2011, 04:16 PM
:lol: at the thread header.

Really impressed with Vika the last 2 matches. Looking very good for a title run here.

dragonflies
Oct 27th, 2011, 04:18 PM
Neither. It's why she fools people. There's a fine line between herself delivering a beating and getting a beating herself. When the power of the opponent is just below the line, she'll grind them out easily and look like a world beater. When they go above the line, she gets a beatdown. And today Na wasn't even hitting through the ball that much. She was rolling the ball on the forehand especially which lead to those lengthy rallies.

Agree.



Azarenka's level is pretty steady, not fluctuating a lot like some BB players. She has exellent groundstrokes with little errors and running well. However, if she runs into an agressive players who can serve well and not missing much, then she will lose. It happened this year with Serena twice, Na at the French and AO, and Kvitova at Wimbledon.



Nowadays, not many players are able to keep their levels for a long period of time like in the cases of Maria, Na, Kvity , then Vika will be compete at the top. If Vika didn't run into Serena early at the US Open where she played an outstanding match,then she would pass Caro right now on the ranking already.

cro123456
Oct 27th, 2011, 04:22 PM
Congrats Vika, Na just hot bamboozled, this is indoor your 29, you cant out run a 22 yh old

WTF. That´s your excuse??? :haha:

miffedmax
Oct 27th, 2011, 04:25 PM
No one can match the power of peanuts, caramel and chocolate.

Lena's bangs.

n1_and_uh_noone
Oct 27th, 2011, 04:25 PM
She looked absolutely helpless against Li at the AO and RG. I remember thinking 'this girl is the favorite to win RG? She is hanging on for dear life here'. But Li was making most of her blasts then, and eating up Az's serve like it was so much cotton candy. 72% serves in, 56% FS, 35% SS won at RG, 73% serves in, 63% FS, 15% SS won at AO and both times Li had +ve differentials.

I guess her serve will continue to get exposed on the big stage at least once, unless she beefs it up big time.

Shinjiro
Oct 27th, 2011, 04:27 PM
Na was in deep sh!t, whenever she had to return or hit on the run on the FH side — most of the time, anyway. The serve wasn't much better...

Not looking good for her ahead of the Stosur match.

dragonflies
Oct 27th, 2011, 04:31 PM
Troll? Really? I think he's right and Na showed all her limits today, she's just not comparable to other GS champs.


Na has a lots of faults in her game right now. It's not even a question. However, for him to come here and berrate Na that she is a useless untallented player like what Vikapower did was uncalled for. She still leads Vika in the h2h, beating her twice in Grandslams which Vika never managed to acchieve. If she is a mug, then what does it say about Vika? Worse than a mug?



Have you been on this board long enough to know about that poster Vikapower? He is extremely biased, bashing players whom he doesn't like to no end and willing to twist the facts to support his nonsense arguments. He even threatened to hurt players physically. Most TF posters knew about that.



Na is a grandslam champs and she will always be compared to other GS champs, esp the one time champs. Players all lose matches and then improved. It's ignorant to only look at the last match in order to judge a player's ability.

Pasta-Na
Oct 27th, 2011, 04:33 PM
Na was in deep sh!t, whenever she had to return or hit on the run on the FH side — most of the time, anyway. The serve wasn't much better...

Not looking good for her ahead of the Stosur match.

have been off for a while now. :awww:

Big_Banana
Oct 27th, 2011, 04:33 PM
Na has a lots of faults in her game right now. It's not even a question. However, for him to come here and berrate Na that she is a useless untallented player like what Vikapower did was uncalled for. She still leads Vika in the h2h, beating her twice in Grandslams which Vika never managed to acchieve. If she is a mug, then what does it say about Vika? Worse than a mug?



Have you been on this board long enough to know about that poster Vikapower? He is extremely biased, bashing players whom he doesn't like to no end and willing to twist the facts to support his nonsense arguments. He even threatened to hurt players physically. Most TF posters knew about that.



Na is a grandslam champs and she will always be compared to other GS champs, esp the one time champs. Players all lose matches and then improved. It's ignorant to only look at the last match in order to judge a player's ability.


thank you DF.

John.
Oct 27th, 2011, 04:37 PM
Na :sad:

StoneRose
Oct 27th, 2011, 04:40 PM
The idea that Na isn't comparable to other GS champs is downright ridiculous. She was in 2 finals and won one, best performance there this year. She showed almost nothing after RG, that is disappointing and i don't understand it fully. Petra/Sam were in a slump for ~2 months as well but seems they've dealt with the situation better.

Big_Banana
Oct 27th, 2011, 04:43 PM
The idea that Na isn't comparable to other GS champs is downright ridiculous. She was in 2 finals and won one, best performance there this year. She showed almost nothing after RG, that is disappointing and i don't understand it fully. Petra/Sam were in a slump for ~2 months as well but seems they've dealt with the situation better.

don't know if I'm right, maybe I'm wrong but maybe 'cause she had/has tre pressure of a entire nation on her shoulders? she is not able to deal with it... don't know, it's only an hypothesis.

Pasta-Na
Oct 27th, 2011, 04:45 PM
The idea that Na isn't comparable to other GS champs is downright ridiculous. She was in 2 finals and won one, best performance there this year. She showed almost nothing after RG, that is disappointing and i don't understand it fully. Petra/Sam were in a slump for ~2 months as well but seems they've dealt with the situation better.

they still have good serves :awww:

pwayne
Oct 27th, 2011, 04:48 PM
Victoria will win Istanbul even if she loses to Marion tomorrow but winning 1.5 mil for an undefeated week sounds better and she did say that money does motivate her.

danieln1
Oct 27th, 2011, 04:54 PM
If Na wins against Stosur, something impossible to happen, she will advance to semi right??

Pasta-Na
Oct 27th, 2011, 04:57 PM
If Na wins against Stosur, something impossible to happen, she will advance to semi right??

yes... but fat chance :o

danieln1
Oct 27th, 2011, 04:59 PM
yes... but fat chance :o

if na wins a set i'll be happy :oh:

stosur can play terrible at times too :tape:

gmak
Oct 27th, 2011, 05:02 PM
Vika :bowdown: :yeah: :D
finally beating Li :woohoo:

now you can tank tomorrow ;)

Laura_VeeFan
Oct 27th, 2011, 05:04 PM
Good performance from Vika. She's playing really well :)

Na :hug: At least you had a win and have a good off season. Theres no way she's beating Stosur :lol:

Vikapower
Oct 27th, 2011, 05:18 PM
Na has a lots of faults in her game right now. It's not even a question. However, for him to come here and berrate Na that she is a useless untallented player like what Vikapower did was uncalled for. She still leads Vika in the h2h, beating her twice in Grandslams which Vika never managed to acchieve. If she is a mug, then what does it say about Vika? Worse than a mug?

I have not problems with Li but it's her game... can she do something else than just pilling UEs after UEs ?

What did I say wrong ? Facts are facts, Li has only 6 matches in her last 7 events, Li's average points in elite events is 142.08 for the year, Li has lost in the 1st. or 2nd. round of 9 of the 13 Premier tournaments she participated into, is that normal for a top 5 player ?

Berating Li is not even necessary because she does efficiently on her own-self but indeed my reference to the challengers between the 1999-2004 period was one of the only times in her life where she was able to string series of consecutive wins, up to 4 consecutive ITFs won in 2000 with only 2 sets lost... I could count her Madrid-Rome-RG but that'd give her too much undeserved honors.

Anyways dude this was in the excitation, I don't care about Li and it's good for her if she won a major, made her YEc etc... but it's bad for the tour that the status she gained with it does bring absolutely no benefit for the tour with her lackluster tennis and very one-way hitting game.

Na is a grandslam champs and she will always be compared to other GS champs, esp the one time champs. Players all lose matches and then improved. It's ignorant to only look at the last match in order to judge a player's ability.

Sorry dude I hurt your feelings ? Did you watch her today again... 23 UEs only from the FH side, incapable of constructing points correctly, only bash, bash, bash, bash, bash... can she think ? Does she think ? Can she tell herself that her one-way tennis doesn't do her favors to try and produce something else ? I mean did you see that FH at 5-1* I think where she's in the forecourt and can't even put a sitter away other than in the far away violet ? How can a tennis player play in such atrocious manners ? That's what hurts my feelings dude.

Li doesn't just loose matches, she really clowns herself, how's that possible ? Improve ? From her actual season on the regular tour where does that improvement thing suddenly come from ? Li has gone from the low to lower, from lower to lowest, how does she rebound from there with her one-shine game ?

If you're too emotional for these then there's really nothing I can for you. :) I like power tennis but certainly not in the Li-style. :)

Noctis
Oct 27th, 2011, 05:53 PM
Who cares what Vikapower.thinks, you can have a better conversation with a brickwall. I am certain she's a hatred of Petra too :oh: but just pretending to.be a fan

ivanban
Oct 27th, 2011, 06:18 PM
OP, you're a pea brain.

Li played great in that second set, much better than yesterday. And there was no pushing.

http://i42.tinypic.com/8xsh2t.jpg
http://i44.tinypic.com/153wa6x.jpg

:facepalm:

Brena
Oct 27th, 2011, 07:20 PM
Ugh NaNaNa! :facepalm:

Mistress of Evil
Oct 27th, 2011, 07:47 PM
Great tournament for Vikaria :yeah: giving "beatdowns" here and there, next victim Cake :bounce:
She will reach the final but against Kvitova it is gonna be real tough :awww:

Yoncé
Oct 27th, 2011, 08:36 PM
VIKA :bowdown:

She's playing smart tennis, not just brainless ball bashing. She hardly needs to hit a winner or make and unforced error and she is still winning with such ease! The final against Petra will be great :yeah:

Temperenka
Oct 27th, 2011, 09:14 PM
I got to watch the watch until 6-2, 5-1 when I had to leave for class :lol:

Vika :bounce: She was hitting with such depth and defending like a GOAT. She just looked steely today. So happy she has made the SF! :bigclap:

The people on this board that call her a pusher are really dumb. She hit the ball with both power and depth and never gave Li a chance to set up her strokes. Because she doesn't go for risky winners doesn't mean she's a pusher. Vika plays high percentage matches and can hit winners when they are there.

Good luck in the SF! Hopefully she plays Aga. I love their matches.

Temperenka
Oct 27th, 2011, 09:14 PM
Oh and good luck to Na. I hope she beats Sam and makes the SF.

A Petra-Na SF would be awesome.

The Kaz
Oct 27th, 2011, 10:26 PM
Vika :woohoo: :)
Might as well as tank vs Cake as it won't matter
Vika wins group :)

Its still does matter...

If Vika is crushed by Marion tomorrow and Sam crushes Li ... Vika would lose top position and would have to face the Barking assassin in the SF.

Currently its:

Vika 2-0 | 4-0 | 24-8 (+16)
Sam 1-1 | 2-2 | 16-18 (-2)
Na 1-1 | 2-2 | 17-22 (-5)

Eg: If Vika loses 6-1 6-2 and Sam wins 6-1 6-1... Sam tops the group.

Sam 2-1 | 4-2 | 28-20 (+8)
Vika 2-1 | 4-2 | 27-20 (+7)
Na 1-2 | 2-4 | 21-34 (-13)

Unlikely but it is still mathematically possible :lol:

So there is still all to play for in Istanbul :D

Go Sammy :cheer:

The Kaz
Oct 27th, 2011, 10:27 PM
Vika has won 3 straight matches by 6-2 6-2 :eek:

Temperenka
Oct 27th, 2011, 10:39 PM
Its still does matter...

If Vika is crushed by Marion tomorrow and Sam crushes Li ... Vika would lose top position and would have to face the Barking assassin in the SF.

Currently its:

Vika 2-0 | 4-0 | 24-8 (+16)
Sam 1-1 | 2-2 | 16-18 (-2)
Na 1-1 | 2-2 | 17-22 (-5)

Eg: If Vika loses 6-1 6-2 and Sam wins 6-1 6-1... Sam tops the group.

Sam 2-1 | 4-2 | 28-20 (+8)
Vika 2-1 | 4-2 | 27-20 (+7)
Na 1-2 | 2-4 | 21-34 (-13)

Unlikely but it is still mathematically possbile :lol:

So there is still all to play for in Istanbul :D

Go Sammy :cheer:

If Vika can't win more than 3 games against one of her most precious punching-bags then she deserves to get annihilated by GOATra.

Welcome1
Oct 27th, 2011, 10:43 PM
Its still does matter...

If Vika is crushed by Marion tomorrow and Sam crushes Li ... Vika would lose top position and would have to face the Barking assassin in the SF.

Currently its:

Vika 2-0 | 4-0 | 24-8 (+16)
Sam 1-1 | 2-2 | 16-18 (-2)
Na 1-1 | 2-2 | 17-22 (-5)

Eg: If Vika loses 6-1 6-2 and Sam wins 6-1 6-1... Sam tops the group.

Sam 2-1 | 4-2 | 28-20 (+8)
Vika 2-1 | 4-2 | 27-20 (+7)
Na 1-2 | 2-4 | 21-34 (-13)

Unlikely but it is still mathematically possbile :lol:

So there is still all to play for in Istanbul :D

Go Sammy :cheer:

I think you are wrong. In that case their match against each other willshow us who takes the first spot. No?

dragonflies
Oct 28th, 2011, 12:07 AM
Its still does matter...

If Vika is crushed by Marion tomorrow and Sam crushes Li ... Vika would lose top position and would have to face the Barking assassin in the SF.

Currently its:

Vika 2-0 | 4-0 | 24-8 (+16)
Sam 1-1 | 2-2 | 16-18 (-2)
Na 1-1 | 2-2 | 17-22 (-5)

Eg: If Vika loses 6-1 6-2 and Sam wins 6-1 6-1... Sam tops the group.

Sam 2-1 | 4-2 | 28-20 (+8)
Vika 2-1 | 4-2 | 27-20 (+7)
Na 1-2 | 2-4 | 21-34 (-13)

Unlikely but it is still mathematically possible :lol:

So there is still all to play for in Istanbul :D

Go Sammy :cheer:



Wrong

When 2 players are tied, h2h between them will be counted.
So Vika won the group regardless the last matches.

Renalicious
Oct 28th, 2011, 03:23 AM
Na didn't play that bad. :lol:

Beat Sam please!

treufreund
Oct 28th, 2011, 03:59 AM
Na didn't play that bad. :lol:

Beat Sam please!

Are you kidding? More than twice as many errors as winners is quite bad. :o

Jane Lane
Oct 28th, 2011, 04:08 AM
Are you kidding? More than twice as many errors as winners is quite bad. :o

Not when her usual standard is four times the amount. ;)

hERi
Oct 28th, 2011, 05:37 AM
if na wins a set i'll be happy :oh:

stosur can play terrible at times too :tape:

My final dream would be Vika vs Stosur so Vika could win the final match easily...:wavey:

Derek.
Oct 28th, 2011, 07:20 PM
Vika on fire. :drool: