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#kArLoS#
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:21 PM
From 1-5* down in the 1st set :bolt: :bowdown:

Never a Kvitova´s win has made me so happy :rolls: :woohoo:

Vera should send her some flowers :awww:

Radwanska :haha: :ras: :wavey:

saul1333
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:22 PM
Thank you Aga :hearts:

Had 5*-1 in the first set :sobbing:

3 great mathces she had..time for rest :hug:

ElusiveChanteuse
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:22 PM
Weird match. Although Petra is expected to take down Aga in straights, she at one point looking like she was gifting the first set away being down 1-5. Then decided to play well and eventually won in TB.:spit: (Aga :hug:). Then I thought it was over for Aga, especially when Kvitova broke to 2-0 in second set. She let Aga back to level 2-2 and Aga had her hopes up again. FInally Petra decided to just win and there she is. 3-0.
Aga :sobbing: Stiill great effort.:hug:

JustPetko
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:22 PM
:dog:

GoofyDuck
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:22 PM
:cheer:

So amazing Petra helping my other fav Vera to advance :spit: :lol: :banana:


Radwanska 8 winners :haha:

Shinjiro
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:23 PM
wow. Just brutal in the end. Nothing her opponent could do.

Sam :hug:

Johnbert
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:23 PM
year-end-choke-championships :lol:

Patrick345
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:23 PM
:oh:

SwingVolley93
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:23 PM
Why is she such a bitch...oh well failVera gets through...whatever.

Noctis
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:23 PM
Petra crushes.Aga.and.her.familys heart within 30 minutes of 1-5 so cruel :hysteric:

Molok
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:23 PM
Petra 2011 indoor unbeatenable :worship:

fouc
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:23 PM
Aga, haters are right - nothing depends on you.

Super Dave
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:24 PM
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i268/Itzlzha/applause.gif

Juju Nostalgique
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:24 PM
OMEISING KIWITOWA!!! :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Kworb
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:24 PM
This YEC sucks :ras:

Mynarco
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:24 PM
Indoor record intact :)

Rest well for tomorrow. Sam is not easy

Javi.
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:24 PM
Aga :sobbing:
Petra in Wimbledon mode :worship:

Marionated
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:24 PM
Petra :devil: :hearts:

But play better please! You started off like it was the Eastbourne final :help:

misty1
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:24 PM
petra getting through looking average

you knew after pert held for 4-3 in that 2nd set to spite aga having like 4 break points in that game that if pert held aga would colapse..and she did

Irute
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:24 PM
Aga :hug: ... thanks for honest fight in every match. There is a new year in front of you and it may be good.
Petra congrats :yeah:

gulzhan
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:24 PM
APOLOGY to Petra Kvitova, a person of honor and amazing champ! :worship:

Radwanska can blame herself only, she should stop tanking matches to Wozniacki for her own good :p

Dexter
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:24 PM
So close, Aga... :hug: She deserves to be in the SFs much more than Zvonareva whom she beat and she challenged the most Kvitova who is probably going to win this title with ease. But rules are the rules.

Kvitova was playing GOAT tennis, while Aga froze at 1-5 (:smash:). Hope she wins this title and takes #1 asap.

Uranus
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:25 PM
Yay. Bepa into the semis :). She deserved it more than the 2 others. She defeated the #1 and had 3 MPs in one of her losses, after all.

Watching Petra play gives me life. If there's ONE player who can dominate, it's her.

wta_journeywoman
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:25 PM
Choking Pushwanska, journeywoman was and still is.

Now Zvonareva goes to SF.. bad for tennis! :bigcry:

Sasja
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:25 PM
Petra :yeah:

Aga :hug: Great year for her, just a shame she wasn't able to beat Caro.

Chakvenus
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:26 PM
I've never really watched Kvitova play all that much, so I'd never really witnessed the barking. Until today. Dear Lord, it's literally the most horrendous thing ever. I wanted to run onto the court and slap her during parts of that second set. But - crazed schnauzer shrieks aside - that was a very well played match from her, and a great fight back. A deserved winner of her group.

Aga :hug: so proud, can't wait to see what next year brings for you!

Fighterpova
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:26 PM
6-0 :eek:
Can she win the YEC by going 10-0? :eek:

BepaMaria
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:26 PM
OMG! Thank you Petra! Thank you for beating this pusher. Thank you for allowing Zvonareva to advance to the semis. If I could, I would fly over to Istanbul to give you a kiss right now:inlove:

Her comeback from 1-5* down in the first set itself was just awesome and deserved my full admiration. I thought Bepa was toast. I promise that from now on I will never hurl words if hate at you again. I forgive you for your barking in the Bepa match. Your barks sound cute and are now music to my ears. You have my full respect :worship:

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:26 PM
Yes :aparty: :woohoo: Petra :)

olivero
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:26 PM
well done Petra, hopefully she will win this tournament :yeah:
Aga couldn't do much today, but she should've taken more risk I think.


P.S. Petra is really cruel for giving Aga hope for a SF till 1-5 just to destroy her after that :p

gumoll
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:27 PM
:dog:

Uranus
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:27 PM
So close, Aga... :hug: She deserves to be in the SFs much more than Zvonareva whom she beat and she challenged the most Kvitova who is probably going to win this title with ease. But rules are the rules.
But she lost to Wozniacki while Vera did not :shrug:. And the latter had 3 MPs against Aga. She's the most deserving for sure.

HuHu
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:27 PM
http://i43.tinypic.com/20rmv7l.jpg

M.P
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:27 PM
why Lisicki fan keep saying Aga choke????????

Balltossovic
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:27 PM
I'm happy for Petra, but gutted for Aga. If only she'd closed out the pretender, this wouldn't have been a problem:sad:

timafi
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:27 PM
the barker wins again:hatoff:

Mynarco
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:27 PM
6-0 :eek:
Can she win the YEC by going 10-0? :eek:

Not dropping a set is good :drool:

Cinek
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:27 PM
Aga :sad:
GL in next season ;)

iPatty
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:27 PM
KvittyGOAT! :worship:

Undefeated in her YEC debut, stays undefeated indoors this season, moves to 3-0 against Ratwanska. Great day. Time to pwn the shit out of Stosur.

Belmont Lad
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:27 PM
Petra, you barking bitch! :sobbing: Couldn't you have just given Aga that first set when she was up 5-1?!! :lol: All joking aside, sucks Aga couldn't pull that first out and qualify for the semis :(

ElusiveChanteuse
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:28 PM
Choking Pushwanska, journeywoman was and still is.

Now Zvonareva goes to SF.. bad for tennis! :bigcry:
Aga didn't choke. Petra was simply playing better than the first few games.

OMG! Thank you Petra! Thank you for beating this pusher. Thank you for allowing Zvonareva to advance to the semis. If I could, I would fly over to Istanbul to give you a kiss right now:inlove:

Her comeback from 1-5* down in the first set itself was just awesome and deserved my full admiration. I thought Bepa was toast. I promise that from now on I will never hurl words if hate at you again. I forgive you for your barking in the Bepa match. You have my full respect :worship:

:spit:

Vikapower
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:28 PM
Pity less Petra... :worship: but Aga's game really does not weight in front so much power... it's very unfortunate Zvonareva gets in SFs whilst having got beaten by Radwanska.

LUXXXAS
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:29 PM
Aga :facepalm: had 5-1 lead can't believe this :eek:
and Psychonareva in the semis :spit: she will be double bagelled by Vika hopefull :devil:

Trih
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:29 PM
Petra is the real #1 at the moment. :worship: 42 winners is awesome!
Too bad for Aga :[ I have nothing against Vera, but seeing her advance instead of Radwanska is a shame, considering how Aga played yesterday and today's match.

CrossCourt~Rally
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:29 PM
Petra :yeah: I see she has a newly minted nickname this week :lol:

Coconut91
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:29 PM
Yep, Vera probably doesn't want to suicide after what happened yesterday, after all. Should send Petra some flowers. :D

Aga didn't play bad at all. Petra just raised her game spectacularly and there was nothing she could do to stop her :hug:

Retro, congratulations for the money you won today :lol:

Sammo
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:29 PM
From 1-5* down in the 1st set :bolt: :bowdown:

Never a Kvitova´s win has made me so happy :rolls: :woohoo:

Vera should send her some flowers :awww:

Radwanska :haha: :ras: :wavey:

Oh God I didn't know that :spit:

vma
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:30 PM
:sad: I'm just crying now..

Elenarulez
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:32 PM
:sad: I'm just crying now..

I feel for you though I love to see Vera in the SF. :)

Laura_VeeFan
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:32 PM
Vera better send Kvitova a box of chocolates after this...

But well done Petra :cheer: Keep your indoor record intact!

bbjpa
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:32 PM
Thank you Petra for taking away the two pushers of the YEC :worship:

Radwanska can only blame herself for having letting win her friend Pushniacki in the first match she should have won easilly :bigwave:

Adrian.
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:32 PM
Aga was such a failure out there :facepalm:
She plays completly different to the matches in Asia :o
No serve, no power, no will :facepalm:

She didn't deserve to come into SF, make holidays and come back stronger next season :bigclap:

Morning Morgan
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:33 PM
The seventh game of the second set :worship: Petra showed defense that I never thought she was capable of, and even out-Radwanska-ed Radwanska on some of the points.

Apoleb
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:33 PM
Kvitty's backhand was AWOL. I don't understand those who say her backhand is the better shot. Rad did her homework, directed everything to the backhand, and managed to "protect" her second serve by hitting it to the backhand which was very erratic. I guess it has to do with the fact that it is more succeptible to inadequate footwork than the forehand.

Anyway, as I said in the WWW, Petra is a class act, and she wouldn't tank something like this. I really expected her to tank the match at 1-5. Why would you fight against "the" pusher and waste energy when you have a match coming tomorrow? It's amazing that she got down and delivered a beating 1-5 down.

Harju.
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:33 PM
Petra's toying with both Aga and Bepa :lol:

Good job, gurl.
She was making a lot of errors but expected against a counterpuncher like Aga. Still, there were a lot of good moments where she was just relentlessly jerking Aga around the court.

Fun match.

SwingVolley93
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:34 PM
Such a sad day now, honestly.

Mynarco
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:34 PM
Kvitty's backhand was AWOL. I don't understand those who say her backhand is the better shot. Rad did her homework, directed everything to the backhand, and managed to "protect" her second serve by hitting it to the backhand which was very erratic. I guess it has to do with the fact that it is more succeptible to inadequate footwork than the forehand.

Anyway, as I said in the WWW, Petra is a class act, and she wouldn't tank something like this. I really expected her to tank the match at 1-5. Why would you fight against "the" pusher and waste energy when you have a match coming tomorrow? It's amazing that she got down and delivered a beating 1-5 down.

AWOL? she hit quite a lot BH winners tonight

Trih
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:34 PM
:sad: I'm just crying now..

I can understand :[ but if you want to look at it in a positive way, Petra was just better, Aga played great anyway.

LCS
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:35 PM
:worship: amaze.

Dexter
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:36 PM
But she lost to Wozniacki while Vera did not :shrug:. And the latter had 3 MPs against Aga. She's the most deserving for sure.An almost 30yo woman showing on-court composure of a junior? Yeah most deserving my ass.

Alwaysfan
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:36 PM
She will be the next number one. Congrats Kvitova

ElusiveChanteuse
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:36 PM
Kvitty's backhand was AWOL. I don't understand those who say her backhand is the better shot. Rad did her homework, directed everything to the backhand, and managed to "protect" her second serve by hitting it to the backhand which was very erratic. I guess it has to do with the fact that it is more succeptible to inadequate footwork than the forehand.

Anyway, as I said in the WWW, Petra is a class act, and she wouldn't tank something like this. I really expected her to tank the match at 1-5. Why would you fight against "the" pusher and waste energy when you have a match coming tomorrow? It's amazing that she got down and delivered a beating 1-5 down.

AWOL? she hit quite a lot BH winners tonight

Yeah she hit like 12++ winners off the BH I think.

Cleffa
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:37 PM
Being 1-5 back but came back and won the set :eek:. Seeing that makes me cry lol. I mean she's through to the semis win or lose but she still fights every point that game in 3-3 2nd set was just amazing. Just very fair for both Vera and Aga for Petra to play as hard as she can there's nothing to blame.

Watching this match over and over again and it's still entertaining just full of wonderful points and up and downs.

Mistress of Evil
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:37 PM
So fucking evil, mean by Petra :devil: giving some hope to Ratwanska and than snatching her wig so hard :hearts:

Jellytko
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:38 PM
"Butcher from Fulnek" strikes again. She's amazing 47 unforced errors and she still wins and she's still better player on the court. I'm wondering where she would be if wasn't missing so many points..probably scary unstoppable

StephenUK
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:38 PM
Kvitty's backhand was AWOL. I don't understand those who say her backhand is the better shot. Rad did her homework, directed everything to the backhand, and managed to "protect" her second serve by hitting it to the backhand which was very erratic. I guess it has to do with the fact that it is more succeptible to inadequate footwork than the forehand.

Anyway, as I said in the WWW, Petra is a class act, and she wouldn't tank something like this. I really expected her to tank the match at 1-5. Why would you fight against "the" pusher and waste energy when you have a match coming tomorrow? It's amazing that she got down and delivered a beating 1-5 down.

I am sure that Petra did not want to lose this match and maybe end up second in the group facing Vika in the semis, which could have happened if she had lost that set. Aga, just one game more in that first set and she would have been in the semis; Petra did to her what she did to Vera, so I suppose that is fair!!

I hope that Petra and Vika make the final as they have unquestionably been the best players in the tournament this far.

Gdsimmons
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:40 PM
1-5 to win in the TB. I tell you if this girl can keep up her fitness, man she can be LETHAL

Otlichno
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:41 PM
OMG! Thank you Petra! Thank you for beating this pusher. Thank you for allowing Zvonareva to advance to the semis. If I could, I would fly over to Istanbul to give you a kiss right now:inlove:

Her comeback from 1-5* down in the first set itself was just awesome and deserved my full admiration. I thought Bepa was toast. I promise that from now on I will never hurl words if hate at you again. I forgive you for your barking in the Bepa match. Your barks sound cute and are now music to my ears. You have my full respect :worship:

Oh my God! I can't! :hysteric:

Uranus
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:41 PM
An almost 30yo woman showing on-court composure of a junior? Yeah most deserving my ass.
That's a completely different story which has nothing to do with merit.

Apoleb
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:42 PM
AWOL? she hit quite a lot BH winners tonight

To spell things out: obviously an exaggeration, but she hit too many errors from that side for my liking, and it was very error prone in all the rallies. The backhand returns were also not as effective as the forehand. As I said, smart from Fluff to have figured out this "weakness" and strategically placed everything on the backhand side.

LenaDMania0003
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:43 PM
Well done Petra!! :bounce: :woohoo:

This could be another confident boosting win for Petra.
Petra started very poorly, made error after error till 1st set 1-5. But then she "woke up" and showed extremely powerful and aggressive game as usual.
Petra seems to make progress match by match here and in Linz. She rushed into the net many times in this match as well as last 2 matches and those in Linz. That didn't work in the beginning of the match, but worked well later. And in last games, she rallied, retrieved balls and constructed points, which Aga should and want to do.

And anyway congrats Vera for advance to SF

Excelscior
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:43 PM
Petra was strolling through the park during the first set. But what a Freaking Blitz Petra went on at 1-5!!

Now that's a comeback! You know Aga wasn't going to let you back with errors.

Aga was completely helpless, and there was nothing she could do. It was all truly on Petra's racket (and legs, cause she had to play some good defense to extend the rally's before she could go for the kill or volley). Aga looked like a child sometimes, with Petra's serving, vollying and groundstroke blitz.

Arad showed great tenacity, as well. Wow!

But she only has to blame herself, for not beating Wozniaki, when it looked like she was going to beat her.

Vera should be happy!

Nice crowd. They really got into the match!!

Kim's_fan_4ever
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:45 PM
Till 5-1 Aga was in complete control of the match feeding off Barkova's errors and from time to time adding some of her good shots but after that we witnessed the worst barking in Barkova's history :help: Disgusting.

améliemomo
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:45 PM
tough days for the pushers

wozniacki and now radwanska, all been sent home by Slayer Kvitova:devil:

did I say I love her bark?so yes I LOVE IT:lol:

Mixal
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:45 PM
Entertaining match. Truck ran over poor Radwanska after being just one game from SFs :lol:

Radwanska made Petra works so hard at times, where does she get her energy from :eek:

Vera, you should thank her with the paycheck you got for advancing to SFs. And please, don't embarrass yourself against Vika :tape:

égalité
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:47 PM
oh my god :o

Zvonutcasereva in the semis now? :weirdo:

bobito
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:48 PM
There is now only one theory that fits the available facts. There are in fact twin Kvitova sisters, identical in every way except that one sucks at tennis and the other is rather better than Serena Williams. They take it in turns to play and every now and then, just for a laugh, pull a switch in the middle of the match. Playing this trick on poor Aga at 1-5 in a set that she needed to win was just a little too cruel for my liking though.

Shame on you Kvitova twins, shame on you!

By the way, in case you are wondering, the twin who sucks had a cold during Wimbledon and couldn't play.

Apoleb
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:48 PM
Radwanska should blame herself for not beating Wozniacka. It's one of the few times she had the match completely on her racket and threw it away.

dsanders06
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:49 PM
:lol: Petra looking like she couldn't give any less of a shit for 6 games and gifting a 5-1 lead, and Radwanska STILL couldn't close. Then as soon as she knuckled down, Petra won 13 of 17 games and was treating Radwanska's mid-court puffballs with the disdain they deserved ... the gap between these two in talent is unreal :lol:

With that said, I actually would've preferred to see Radwanska in the semis as it just feels like she's done better this week... but, then again, this way we hopefully get to see Zvonareva have another hilarious mental breakdown and she'll still probably lose, so it's all good.

Ferg
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:49 PM
Petra winning without even playing her best yet. Hope she can peak for the semi and hopefully final.

Excelscior
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:51 PM
To spell things out: obviously an exaggeration, but she hit too many errors from that side for my liking, and it was very error prone in all the rallies. The backhand returns were also not as effective as the forehand. As I said, smart from Fluff to have figured out this "weakness" and strategically placed everything on the backhand side.

I wouldn't necessarily call it a weakness, cause she was killing both Wozniaki and Vera repeatedly with her back hand (with little errors). But yeah; that strategy almost worked out for them today.

Though they're both great shots for her, and practically equals; historically, if on is going to break down, it's usually her forehand. But today, it was her back hand (relatively speaking).

I think why some people may focus on her backhand, is cause, though she can do a lot with her backhand, she can do even more with her forehand (as far as flexibility). You ever see those one handed, flips from the hip, part topspin/part flat return of serve winners that she casually hits?

It's hard to to do that (even for her) with two hands.

But if she was do for a shit game. At least she won, and won in straights. :) :)

Hopefully she'll have enough energy (and she should) for Sam tomorrow.

I think she's got the first start though, and it's in the afternoon? Hopefully, this game woke her up!!!???

Good Luck Petra!!!

Irute
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:51 PM
Radwanska should blame herself for not beating Wozniacka. It's one of the few times she had the match completely on her racket and threw it away.

I don't think Aga complains and I don't think she was looking for a handout. Petra was better today, so be it. Next year new opportunities. Good luck to Petra and Vera in the next phases of YEC.

Stonerpova
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:52 PM
Thanks Petra :yeah:
Vera :)
Aga :hug: :facepalm:

goldenlox
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:54 PM
I dont know if I've ever seen anything like that. All Aga needed was 1 set, it was a dead rubber for Petra, and 5-1 Aga
I would have bet any amount I could raise that Aga would be in the semis.
That was much wilder than Vera losing after *5-3, 40-15

Coconut91
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:56 PM
There is now only one theory that fits the available facts. There are in fact twin Kvitova sisters, identical in every way except that one sucks at tennis and the other is rather better than Serena Williams. They take it in turns to play and every now and then, just for a laugh, pull a switch in the middle of the match. Playing this trick on poor Aga at 1-5 in a set that she needed to win was just a little too cruel for my liking though.

Shame on you Kvitova twins, shame on you!

By the way, in case you are wondering, the twin who sucks had a cold during Wimbledon and couldn't play.

It all makes sense now :lol:

Mynarco
Oct 28th, 2011, 06:56 PM
I still remember how Aga was not able to close out the match against Safina last year(?) in Sydney despite leading 5-0

Excelscior
Oct 28th, 2011, 07:00 PM
As many have said already, Aga should of beat Wozniaki.

That's actually a match where she could control the outcome, and it was on her racket. Plus she had a great chance to win.

You can tell by watching this match (and why she's 0-3 against Kvitova), that if Petra plays well, there's nothing Radwanska can do. It's not on her racket. It's obvious (after taking a lark in the park so much, Petra walked off the court once in the 1st set, not even knowing the score, while the game was still active), Petra's pride and competitive nature kicked in.

It was on Aga's racket, vs Wozniaki, cause she was actually the more creative shot maker and aggressor in the 1st and 3rd set.

gmak
Oct 28th, 2011, 07:01 PM
thank you KvittyGOAT :kiss: :hug:

Bepa in semis :D

No1Curr
Oct 28th, 2011, 07:02 PM
Thank God. Vera deserves the SF for saving us from Woz.

Molok
Oct 28th, 2011, 07:02 PM
There is now only one theory that fits the available facts. There are in fact twin Kvitova sisters, identical in every way except that one sucks at tennis and the other is rather better than Serena Williams. They take it in turns to play and every now and then, just for a laugh, pull a switch in the middle of the match. Playing this trick on poor Aga at 1-5 in a set that she needed to win was just a little too cruel for my liking though.

Shame on you Kvitova twins, shame on you!

By the way, in case you are wondering, the twin who sucks had a cold during Wimbledon and couldn't play.

:lol: also the twin who's better never visited USA as she afraid to fly against time zones back to past ;)

Mynarco
Oct 28th, 2011, 07:05 PM
:lol: also the twin who's better never visited USA as she afraid to fly against time zones back to past ;)

And the real Kvitova didn't want to be affected by Radiation and let her twin play in Asia.

simonsaystennis
Oct 28th, 2011, 07:31 PM
This is so disappointing :sobbing: Aga :hug:

FleetSeb
Oct 28th, 2011, 07:54 PM
Bad for the tournament. Radwanksa-Azarenka matches are always pretty enjoyable....

Sombrerero loco
Oct 28th, 2011, 09:22 PM
aga :hug:

Fuzzylogic
Oct 28th, 2011, 09:28 PM
I'm happy for Petra, but gutted for Aga. If only she'd closed out the pretender, this wouldn't have been a problem:sad:

Exactly the reason why I felt nothing for Radwanska after this loss.

FORZA SARITA
Oct 28th, 2011, 09:34 PM
Kvitty destroying all the talentless pushers :bowdown:

ce
Oct 28th, 2011, 09:52 PM
:inlove:

Gilas.
Oct 28th, 2011, 10:08 PM
Watch Vera defeat Petra in the final :oh:

Lunaris
Oct 28th, 2011, 10:15 PM
The bark? She just yells "pojď". Regardless, it was an entertaining match, and quite tense at times.
And finally we see some crowd at this YEC, was fed up with those dead empty stands last years.

Excelscior
Oct 28th, 2011, 10:18 PM
Hey Guys!!!

Listen to Aga's comments to the Associated Press today after her match with Petra

Despite knowing what it would take to earn a place in the semifinals, Radwanska said she could not cope with Kvitova’s aggressive style.

“Even when I was 5-1 up in the first set, to be honest, I didn’t feel I was close to win the set,” the Polish player said. “She start to play unbelievable … hitting the ball very hard.

Summing up, Radwanska added: “I was trying my best today, but, you know, she was just playing too good in the important moments, I guess.”

Hmmmmh. GOAT-RA Mode

OK. Good Luck tomorrow against Stosur Petra.

And I also think that Vika, Vera match is going to involve a lot of fuckery tomorrow (i.e. craziness, ups and downs, etc.).

Richie's
Oct 28th, 2011, 11:13 PM
I'd like see Aga but I hope Vera will kick Azarenka's ass tomorrow.

Patrick345
Oct 28th, 2011, 11:39 PM
Despite knowing what it would take to earn a place in the semifinals, Radwanska said she could not cope with Kvitova’s aggressive style.

“Even when I was 5-1 up in the first set, to be honest, I didn’t feel I was close to win the set,” the Polish player said.

Spoken with the standard pusher mentality. She didn´t make any more errors. It wasn´t my fault. She simply didn´t want to suck anymore. Hello?

Radwanska served for the set twice and she didn´t feel like she could win the set. :confused:

I was honestly shocked Radwanska had such a high percentage of holds in 2011. She held serve 70% of the time, and still had no confidence to hold serve once? That is just sad.

tkutsaar
Oct 29th, 2011, 02:23 AM
The consensus accurately suggests that at 5-1 in the first set, Aga did not choke the set away; instead it is acknowledged Kvitova stepped up her game to take the set. Aside from that first set the other definable moment of the match had to be the seventh game of the second match; also the longest game at over 13 minutes. Aga had Petra on the ropes constantly with several break point chances but she could not prevail. You knew without a doubt after that game that the match was in essence over.

Petra was simply awesome to day!

Brad[le]y.
Oct 29th, 2011, 02:28 AM
:spit:

thank goodness he's back! I was getting worried :scared:

Zojirushi
Oct 29th, 2011, 02:59 AM
wow, what a comeback 1st set for Petra, nicely done:bounce:

vma
Oct 29th, 2011, 11:33 AM
Petra: "I didn't know she only needed a set. I thought she had to beat me to advance." :speakles::sobbing:

It's not like I wanted her to tank but we often see players do this (see: Vika-Marion :rolleyes:) and still she simply didn't wish to give up. Petra's to be respected for this I guess but not for all those crazy screams at Aga's errors :rolleyes: At one point I just switched off the sound, I'm afraid I'm a hater now :sobbing:


There is now only one theory that fits the available facts. There are in fact twin Kvitova sisters, identical in every way except that one sucks at tennis and the other is rather better than Serena Williams. They take it in turns to play and every now and then, just for a laugh, pull a switch in the middle of the match. Playing this trick on poor Aga at 1-5 in a set that she needed to win was just a little too cruel for my liking though.

Shame on you Kvitova twins, shame on you!

By the way, in case you are wondering, the twin who sucks had a cold during Wimbledon and couldn't play.

If only Aga's twin sister who played in Asia decided to come to YEC, she would definitely serve the 1st set out...

Corswandt
Oct 29th, 2011, 08:50 PM
Hilarity.

Kvitova looking she couldn't give a fuck and doing all sorts of stupid shit (the only thing she didn't try in the first few games was hitting a serve and then doing a cartwheel), with even Kotyza and Ivanko laughing their asses off, and all of sudden when down 1-5 looks to the other side of the net and thinks "I'm tanking... to this?" and decides she can't live with that shame.

The outcome of Agatha's matches is never in her own hands no matter how big a lead she may have. Once her opponent stops missing, Agatha est fichue. QED.

Kvitova isn't a bad matchup for Agatha the way Safarova is IMO. It's just that Agatha relies too much on sapping her opponents' confidence by making them miss smashes and/or easy putaways, yet Kvitova never lets even the wildest of misses or the most boneheaded errors in shot selection phase her in the least bit. She may actually nail the very same shot on the very next point.

GoofyDuck
Oct 29th, 2011, 09:15 PM
Hilarity.

Kvitova looking she couldn't give a fuck and doing all sorts of stupid shit (the only thing she didn't try in the first few games was hitting a serve and then doing a cartwheel), with even Kotyza and Ivanko laughing their asses off, and all of sudden when down 1-5 looks to the other side of the net and thinks "I'm tanking... to this?" and decides she can't live with that shame.

The outcome of Agatha's matches is never in her own hands no matter how big a lead she may have. Once her opponent stops missing, Agatha est fichue. QED.

Kvitova isn't a bad matchup for Agatha the way Safarova is IMO. It's just that Agatha relies too much on sapping her opponents' confidence by making them miss smashes and/or easy putaways, yet Kvitova never lets even the wildest of misses or the most boneheaded errors in shot selection phase her in the least bit. She may actually nail the very same shot on the very next point.

:spit: :haha: