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Six Feet Under
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:16 PM
I don't understand this match :sobbing:
The third set, Vika was so in it but refused to try.
But well done Marion sticking with her in the 2nd set! :)
165K and 160 points! :)

She improves to a 2-1 YEC record! :)

... the handshake :tape:

Jane Lane
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:16 PM
:lol: Whatever.

Mynarco
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:17 PM
Tanking a 3-setter :o?

wta_journeywoman
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:17 PM
Bartoli taking out tanking trash http://imgsrv2.tennisuniverse.com/wtaworld/images/smilies/hearts.gif

Sp!ffy
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:17 PM
Vika -10000 respect points

GoofyDuck
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:17 PM
Allez Marion :D

Spring Pools
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:17 PM
Completely embarrassing behavior from Vika...

benbest
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:17 PM
http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/1671/picture40k.png

Mistress of Evil
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:17 PM
Yeah, Azarenka's attitude has changed so much, it has reformed :eek: I mean, she is no longer the spoiled brat she once was :bowdown:

Dexter
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:17 PM
Shame on Azarenka. Terrible attitude and Im so glad she got booed of the court and will get booed tomorrow as well. Spoilt brat that doesnt realize how privileged life she has. Go back to kolchoz!

misty1
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:18 PM
victoria is such a classless idiot

if your going to tank why make it this hard on yourself?

happy for marion to get the win, even if it was a tank it might give her some confidence going into next week

shap_half
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:18 PM
I don't understand why she didn't just make every effort to win that second set. It was probably dumber to drag it to three. What an eejit!

Jimmie48
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:18 PM
The third set was comedy gold. Absurd setting, VIka on the one side who absolutely couldn't care less and meanwhile Bartoli is jumping up and down, all fired up :lol:

My favorite moment was Vika being upset after winning the third game :haha:

Marionated
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:18 PM
Ranking points and prize money :hearts:

Down 7-5 2-0 and played really well to get it back to 2-2.

When Azarenka realised Marion wasn't going away, she didn't put 100 per cent in.

12 double faults though :o

Temperenka
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:18 PM
:lol: What a circus.

shap_half
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:18 PM
http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/1671/picture40k.png

I didn't know pastries can write.

Noctis
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:19 PM
.:facepalm: Vika do u no shame,hope Vera wins tommorow

Nicolas
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:19 PM
Bartoli wishing the best to Vika on post-match interview :D

joão.
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:19 PM
Nicely done, Marion.

Jane Lane
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:19 PM
I didn't know pastries can write.

:spit::haha:

Apoleb
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:19 PM
Vika. :worship:

Seriously though, worst tank job ever. Favorite moment of the match: coach claps for her to encourage her to compete, and she stares at him and rolls her eyes. :hysteric: Almost made me a fan there.. And then acting all pissed when she wins a game.

On the other side, Bartoli still jumping, dancing and pumping herself.

I have to say this tournament has exceeded my expectations in every single way. Infinite entertainment.

Soliloque
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:19 PM
Terrible attitude from Azarenka. She'll rightfully have the crowd against her tomorrow after that unacceptable behaviour.

Congrats to Marion. She's an honest player.

Molok
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:19 PM
Tanking in 2.5hours lenght match, what a tactic ... Vika lost crowd & it could go against her in semi ... sorry for Marion she really want to show there good match ...

Adrian.
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:20 PM
Shame on Azarenka. Terrible attitude and Im so glad she got booed of the court and will get booed tomorrow as well. Spoilt brat that doesnt realize how privileged life she has. Go back to kolchoz!

:bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:

Vika died for me today :bigwave:
and people complaining about Putinseva :rolleyes:

Leo St
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:20 PM
she didnt tank haha she just saw she was going to lose and made it appear she wasnt making effort haha

misty1
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:20 PM
I didn't know pastries can write.

uncalled for

tenn_ace
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:20 PM
Can't even congratulate Bartoli with the straight face.

It's players like Azarenka and performances like these ruine women's tennis. I hope WTA does something about it.

doujyr
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:20 PM
2.5hrs 2nd longest match of the tournament :lol: vika showed her total inexperience there. she should either have gone flat out to win or flat out to lose. as it was she swayed between one and the other :lol:

TheBoiledEgg
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:21 PM
Vika was still winning love games in 3rd set without trying
hitting a winner at MP without trying was pure gold

edificio
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:21 PM
You can stop jumping up and down now, Marion! :lol:

This match was hilarious, but I'm happy for Marion's win. After making the trip, it is nice to win.

She definitely needs to calm down some of her habits, the jumping up and down, the swinging of the racket excessively between, the hair tugging. Takes up way too much time and wastes energy.

It's also nice she has a clothing contract now, but I think she was always better at picking out flattering tennis outfits.

Vika :rolleyes:

Moveyourfeet
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:21 PM
That was just disrespectful.
If you are going to tank, at least do it properly.

pesto
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:21 PM
Hmm. Reckon Azarenka just lost any fans she made from her first two matches.

Marionated
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:21 PM
Ok I'm far from being an Azarenka fan and I'll admit she didn't put full effort it, but it wasn't THAT bad e.g. Sharapova Petrova 2005.

Mynarco
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:21 PM
Vika. :worship:

Seriously though, worst tank job ever. Favorite moment of the match: coach claps for her to encourage her to compete, and she stares at him and rolls her eyes. :hysteric: Almost made me a fan there.. And then acting all pissed when she wins a game.

On the other side, Bartoli still jumping, dancing and pumping herself.

I have to say this tournament has exceeded my expectations in every single way. Infinite entertainment.

:haha: Oh dear

Mary Cherry.
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:22 PM
http://i.imgur.com/peZSn.png

I'm not even gonna try and defend her for that.

Jimmie48
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:22 PM
I like her more now, that was good entertainment :lol:

GoofyDuck
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:22 PM
Can't even congratulate Bartoli with the straight face.

It's players like Azarenka and performances like these ruine women's tennis. I hope WTA does something about it.

ban banshees :)

n1_and_uh_noone
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:22 PM
she didnt tank haha she just saw she was going to lose and made it appear she wasnt making effort haha

Pretty much. Wanted the cash, but was confused about how to conserve energy, so she stopped grunting.

Sombrerero loco
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:22 PM
vika :facepalm:

Adrian.
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:22 PM
http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?p=20423227&posted=1#post20423227

:bigwave:

Jane Lane
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:22 PM
Ok I'm far from being an Azarenka fan and I'll admit she didn't put full effort it, but it wasn't THAT bad e.g. Sharapova Petrova 2005.

THANK YOU. If she had tanked this match 61 60 people would be complaining she didn't give the crowd a good match. I'm not saying it was called for but it goes both ways then.

doujyr
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:22 PM
hitting a winner at MP without trying was pure gold


i thought running to the net to shake hands only to find out it was good was hilarious! :lol::lol::lol:

Roookie
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:23 PM
Can't wait to see Petra bitchslap Wika in the final :dance:

hankqq
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:23 PM
Pathetic :lol: :o I hope Kvitova or Stosur wins this tournament.

Azarenka is on that watchlist for a reason right? :p

Adrian.
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:23 PM
I like her more now, that was good entertainment :lol:

I will remember you to that post :bigwave::oh:

Marionated
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:24 PM
THANK YOU. If she had tanked this match 61 60 people would be complaining she didn't give the crowd a good match.

The quality was pretty decent I thought.

Certainly not one of the worst matches of the week.

Kairi
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:24 PM
WTF happened :unsure: was she ill or something? and *dead* at her hitting a return winner on MP and walking to the net thinking it was out :hysteric: :haha:

hurricanejeanne
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:24 PM
The curse of the dead rubber lives on, fuckery style. The end.

But there's no way Vika's beating Bepa playing half assed.

Vikapower
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:25 PM
For real, epic tank fail job by Victoria, I really gotta credit her that... :lol: You won the first set despite all your attempts to give to your opponent who didn't seem to want, you're engaged in the second why revert to tanking again ? :haha: Pure ridiculousness, then you find yourself engaged into a third where the simplest thing might have had to give the final blow in the latter stages of the 2nd. and end that stupid match. :spit:

Whatever, I just hope Vika comes positively in the Zvonareva match -- this match is everything for her to come with a very bad mood, with a disrupted dynamic/timing... who were all very positive... :(

Bring the SFs now... :cheer:

misty1
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:26 PM
i hope bepa comes out on fire and whips azarenka tommorrow

she could have steamrolled marion if she wanted to, she's done it before. She also could have rolled over when she was a double break down

Marionated
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:27 PM
And Marion should be given credit for her effort.

She could have gone away after being down 5-7 0-2 like she did in Tokyo but she played some great tennis to get it back to 2-2.

Break My Rapture
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:27 PM
Vika should have gone for a straightsetter, win or lose. :lol: No idea why she suddenly put in the effort to come back in set 1 only to botch her motivation halfway through the 2nd.

Pretty nice match nevertheless though. The crowd was ecstatic for the 3rd set but I guess Vika's way-too-obvious tank job killed the atmosphere. :lol: Oh well, congrats to Bartoli. She should win Bali with ease.

Amalgamate
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:28 PM
What a dumb bitch.

jedw
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:28 PM
What was Vika doing? disgraceful and disrespectful to her opponent :confused:

Marion :hearts:

Otlichno
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:28 PM
This is Round Robin format, it happens, will continue happening, and will not stop happening until they adopt a better system for YEC. That's all there is to it. :shrug:

Congratulations on the cash Marion.

sammy01
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:28 PM
230 points, $115,000 for that shit, the wta is so unattractive sometimes.

Patrick345
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:29 PM
Just remember this day, when Bartoli quits again...

1-6 0-1 against Peng in Straßbourg...
6-7 2-2 against Jamea Jackson in Cincy...
1-6 1-4 against Cibulkova in Moscow...
1-1 against Melanie South in Sydney...
2-5 against Zvonareva in Dubai...
4-6 0-1 against Razzano in Eastbourne...
6-1 6-7 0-2 against Rybarikova in New Haven...
4-6 0-2 against Mirza in Osaka...
5-7 against Rezai in Bali...
7-5 3-6 0-6 against Zheng at Aussie Open...
6-3 5-7 0-6 against na Li in Dubai...
6-2 6-7 3-4 against Peng in Charleston...
2-6 against Azarenka in Tokyo...
1-6 3-6 against Marino in Quebec...
4-6 0-1 against Petkovic in Straßbourg...

:lol::lol:

Temperenka
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:30 PM
Also, credit to Marion. She did what she should've. I just wish she could've won in straight sets. :sad:

Marionated
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:30 PM
Just remember this day, when Bartoli quits again...

1-6 0-1 against Peng in Straßbourg...
6-7 2-2 against Jamea Jackson in Cincy...
1-6 1-4 against Cibulkova in Moscow...
1-1 against Melanie South in Sydney...
2-5 against Zvonareva in Dubai...
4-6 0-1 against Razzano in Eastbourne...
6-1 6-7 0-2 against Rybarikova in New Haven...
4-6 0-2 against Mirza in Osaka...
5-7 against Rezai in Bali...
7-5 3-6 0-6 against Zheng at Aussie Open...
6-3 5-7 0-6 against na Li in Dubai...
6-2 6-7 3-4 against Peng in Charleston...
2-6 against Azarenka in Tokyo...
1-6 3-6 against Marino in Quebec...
4-6 0-1 against Petkovic in Straßbourg...

:lol::lol:

You know who's leading the retirement race the past two years, don't you?

Miracle Worker
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:31 PM
Maybe I'm too delusional, but please Vera, destroy her :sobbing:

backhandsmash
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:32 PM
From what I saw, this was despicable from Vika.

StoneRose
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:33 PM
I hope Vika comes in positive to tomorrow's SF when it really counts. Tonight's show won't help with that. It was partly her own fault though, no game plan like winning quickly or tanking quickly. Marion wasn't very helpful too :lol:.

Adrian.
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:33 PM
imagine this match would have taken place in RG or Israel Fed Cup tie :oh:
The crowd would have killed Azarenka :oh:

Michael!
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:34 PM
Awful tanking by Azarenka, was not even funny, she was only grumpy that she was still on court and was moving like Davenport during her worst days, terrible to watch, hope she loses to Vera now! :rolleyes:

happy that Marion won, but well, why was she so nervous, 3rd set was awful, she made it harder than it should have been, but maybe she was just pissed at Azarenka´s tank job and wanted to keep her on court as long as possible :oh:

misty1
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:34 PM
Just remember this day, when Bartoli quits again...

1-6 0-1 against Peng in Straßbourg...
6-7 2-2 against Jamea Jackson in Cincy...
1-6 1-4 against Cibulkova in Moscow...
1-1 against Melanie South in Sydney...
2-5 against Zvonareva in Dubai...
4-6 0-1 against Razzano in Eastbourne...
6-1 6-7 0-2 against Rybarikova in New Haven...
4-6 0-2 against Mirza in Osaka...
5-7 against Rezai in Bali...
7-5 3-6 0-6 against Zheng at Aussie Open...
6-3 5-7 0-6 against na Li in Dubai...
6-2 6-7 3-4 against Peng in Charleston...
2-6 against Azarenka in Tokyo...
1-6 3-6 against Marino in Quebec...
4-6 0-1 against Petkovic in Straßbourg...

:lol::lol:

vika has half that many retirements this year alone so i wouldnt try and defend vika over marion with this to be honest

Chaosm21
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:34 PM
This is Round Robin format, it happens, will continue happening, and will not stop happening until they adopt a better system for YEC. That's all there is to it. :shrug:

Congratulations on the cash Marion.

I think there isn`t a better system for a tournament like this.A knockout draw with 8 players is stupid, there are not enough matches between the players.

Londoner
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:34 PM
This is Round Robin format, it happens, will continue happening, and will not stop happening until they adopt a better system for YEC. That's all there is to it. :shrug:

Congratulations on the cash Marion.

No.

I have never seen a player so obviously tank like that. Graf, Seles, Navratilova, King et al would NEVER have behaved like that.

Six Feet Under
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:34 PM
Just remember this day, when Bartoli quits again...

1-6 0-1 against Peng in Straßbourg...
6-7 2-2 against Jamea Jackson in Cincy...
1-6 1-4 against Cibulkova in Moscow...
1-1 against Melanie South in Sydney...
2-5 against Zvonareva in Dubai...
4-6 0-1 against Razzano in Eastbourne...
6-1 6-7 0-2 against Rybarikova in New Haven...
4-6 0-2 against Mirza in Osaka...
5-7 against Rezai in Bali...
7-5 3-6 0-6 against Zheng at Aussie Open...
6-3 5-7 0-6 against na Li in Dubai...
6-2 6-7 3-4 against Peng in Charleston...
2-6 against Azarenka in Tokyo...
1-6 3-6 against Marino in Quebec...
4-6 0-1 against Petkovic in Straßbourg...

:lol::lol:

:facepalm:

Zheng, Li and Marino 3rd set 6-0 love doesn't mean she stopped trying.

If you had watched Vika/Marion at Tokyo this year, you would remember the epic fight she put even though she was down 5-0...
If you had watched Andrea/Marion at Beijing you would remember her fight back from 5-1 in the third set.
If you had watched Sabine/Marion at Wimbledon, you would remember her fight to win the 2nd set, despite being physically dead.

Marion constantly pushes the limits of her athleticism (she even acknowledges the fact she's not your typical athlete), because she is a fighter. Do i even need to talk about how the ES commentators commend her fighting spirit and love of tennis every single time she plays? :lol:

Patrick345
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:35 PM
You know who's leading the retirement race the past two years, don't you?

So what?

This is about Bartoli, who has quit numerous times, not because of injuries, just simply because she was losing.

Today, well aware of the implications, she suddenly finds her heart. It wasn´t Azarenka, who embarrased the WTA Tour, but Bartoli by forcing this BS situation upon Azarenka.

Raiden
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:35 PM
Tanking in 2.5hours lenght match, what a tactic ... The moral of the story: DON'T change your mind and decide to tank a match in the middle of the match after you already played the first hour or so with full desire to win it. If you wanna tank then do it from the beginning.

Otlichno
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:36 PM
No.

I have never seen a player so obviously tank like that. Graf, Seles, Navratilova, King et al would NEVER have behaved like that.

Have any of those players played in Round Robin? No. :yawn: Don't just assume things.

Molok
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:36 PM
You miss the point. Vika was only responding WTA focus on gunting to show what happend to game without popular grunting ... and also she bet on this yesterday as usuall ;)

Only think that I missed in this WTE (World Tenis Entertainment) was Marion to take chair and jump from net on Vika to finish her :)

Andreas
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:36 PM
What a strange match. Congratulations Marion, I guess :tape:

I'm supposed to be mad at Vika for this but it was just too damn funny at some points :o

vika has half that many retirements this year alone so i wouldnt try and defend vika over marion with this to be honest

I think you're failing to see the point. Vika usually retires when leading and is genuinely injured while Bartoli just gives up.

Marionated
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:38 PM
So what?

This is about Bartoli, who has quit numerous times, not because of injuries, just simply because she was losing.

Today, well aware of the implications, she suddenly finds her heart. It wasn´t Azarenka, who embarrased the WTA Tour, but Bartoli by forcing this BS situation upon Azarenka.

So you're hating on her for TRYING TO WIN a tennis match where prize money and ranking points were on offer, not to mention how disrespectful it would have been to the crowd if Marion had tanked?

misty1
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:38 PM
What a strange match. Congratulations Marion, I guess :tape:

I'm supposed to be mad at Vika for this but it was just too damn funny at some points :o



I think you're failing to see the point. Vika usually retires when leading and is genuinely injured while Bartoli just gives up.

but also remember that scorelines can be decieving

just because someone gets bageled doesnt mean they didnt try, there was just nothing they could do

i saw alot of those matches and she didnt quite in all of them. the marino match from last year and azarenka match from this year for example

Jane Lane
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:38 PM
No.

I have never seen a player so obviously tank like that. Graf, Seles, Navratilova, King et al would NEVER have behaved like that.

Clijsters. 2010 YEC. Zvonareva.

Otlichno
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:38 PM
I think there isn`t a better system for a tournament like this.A knockout draw with 8 players is stupid, there are not enough matches between the players.

Well it sure beats players tanking, that's for sure. They used to organize the YEC so much better than they do now with the KO system, every match was equally as important. Obviously I hate what Vika did, the crowd was nothing but awesome for the past 4 days and she goes along and tanks in front of them? Seriously? :weirdo:

TuxedoSlam
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:41 PM
This match won't make Vika more popular, that's for sure.

Spring Pools
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:44 PM
Vika was still winning love games in 3rd set without trying
hitting a winner at MP without trying was pure gold

I love how upset she was when it was called in. She should have challenged it...

miffedmax
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:44 PM
The explanation is simple. Vika's sugar high wore off after the first set. You conspiracy buffs and Vika-haters need to get a grip as badly as Lena needs to grow her bangs back.

doujyr
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:45 PM
NGraf, Seles, Navratilova, King et al would NEVER have behaved like that.


no, they'd've tanked much better :lol: the fact she tanked isn't the issue, it's how bad she was at it :lol: a 2.5hr tank? :eek::rolleyes:

saul1333
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:45 PM
Thank you Vika :hearts:

What happened here..must watch the recording :lol:

backhandsmash
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:46 PM
Clijsters. 2010 YEC. Zvonareva.

Hidden tank that one. Kim did her best to disguise it though.

Ferg
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:49 PM
Quite possibly the worst tank ever :hysteric: Good on Marion for fighting back from 5-7 0-2 though, displaying her fighting qualities once again. Still though, she should really have won in 2, leading 4-0 and wasting two set points at *5-4. She'll take the cash and points Im sure!! Nice to see a player try in a dead rubber at the end of the year, very unusual.



It wasn´t Azarenka, who embarrased the WTA Tour, but Bartoli by forcing this BS situation upon Azarenka.

:spit: What does that even mean?!

Patrick345
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:50 PM
Hidden tank that one. Kim did her best to disguise it though.

No it was just as obvious. They played a competitive (high risk from Clijsters) first set and then Clijsters tried to lose the 2nd set. Obviously Zvonareva is so usless closing a match, she couldn´t properly finish the 2nd with a simple 6-2.

Six Feet Under
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:50 PM
It wasn´t Azarenka, who embarrased the WTA Tour, but Bartoli by forcing this BS situation upon Azarenka.

http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad255/zevavavoom/bitchplease.png

Marionated
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:51 PM
http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad255/zevavavoom/bitchplease.png

:bigcry:

Siderophyre
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:51 PM
Are you not entertained?

This was pure comedy. Vika coming to the net before the end because she thought Marion's shot on the second match point went in. :lol: Vika pissed off to win a game without trying. Two seconds between serves. Marion so into her fucking rituals she doesn't notice Vika is tanking? How can you choke break and match points when your opponent is tanking??? :lol:

Best match of the tournament. :happy:

backhandsmash
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:53 PM
No it was just as obvious. They played a competitive (high risk from Clijsters) first set and then Clijsters tried to lose the 2nd set. Obviously Zvonareva is so usless closing a match, she couldn´t properly finish the 2nd with a simple 6-2.

Yeah, you're right. What I meant to write was 1st set decided the winner. Clijsters had no interest in a 3 set match.

Jimmie48
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:53 PM
Are you not entertained?

This was pure comedy. Vika coming to the net before the end because she thought Marion's shot on the second match point went in. :lol: Vika pissed off to win a game without trying. Two seconds between serves. Marion so into her fucking rituals she doesn't notice Vika is tanking? How can you choke break and match points when your opponent is tanking??? :lol:

Best match of the tournament. :happy:

I agree, best fun I had all week :)

Laura_VeeFan
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:54 PM
This match :lol:

Anyway well done to Cake for winning a YEC match (even against Tankerenka). Should give her some confidence to Bali :)

Sp!ffy
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:59 PM
How typical of Pieter and other Vika fans to resort to bullying when they lack the words to defend the atrocious behavior of their fave. Funny. :haha::haha:

Patrick345
Oct 28th, 2011, 08:59 PM
Yeah, you're right. What I meant to write was 1st set decided the winner. Clijsters had no interest in a 3 set match.

That´s all I´m arguing here. There should be a mutual agreement that dead rubbers, become a best of one match. You play an honest first set, and then the 2nd set is tanked by the losing player. Clijsters understood this.

Obviously the majority of the blame has to go to the WTA. If they simply gave players a day off between the group stages and the semifinals this wouldn´t happen.

Jane Lane
Oct 28th, 2011, 09:00 PM
How typical of Pieter and other Vika fans to resort to bullying when they lack the words to defend the atrocious behavior of their fave. Funny. :haha::haha:

You should be the last person to comment. How was that ban of yours anyway?

Trih
Oct 28th, 2011, 09:00 PM
I only could see the first set, I just don't understand why the match lasted 3 sets if she really tanked it ... I'm not saying I don't believe what you all say, but I'm just confused, it doesn't make any sense to me. :confused:
Oh BTW, @Domachokeska: we're on a forum, so having a discussion on something is completely natural, I guess. :wavey:

FORZA SARITA
Oct 28th, 2011, 09:01 PM
the idiot showing its nature to all GM :lol:

Marionated
Oct 28th, 2011, 09:02 PM
That´s all I´m arguing here. There should be a mutual agreement that dead rubbers, become a best of one match. You play an honest first set, and then the 2nd set is tanked by the losing player. Clijsters understood this.

Obviously the majority of the blame has to go to the WTA. If they simply gave players a day off between the group stages and the semifinals this wouldn´t happen.

Or not :wavey:

Break My Rapture
Oct 28th, 2011, 09:03 PM
How typical of Pieter and other Vika fans to resort to bullying when they lack the words to defend the atrocious behavior of their fave. Funny. :haha::haha:
Err no, I've been willing to tell Domachokeska to shut up for a long time already.

And secondly, I didn't and won't defend Azarenka's behaviour simply because she didn't handle this situation well at all. This match unnecessarily leaked into a confusing mess. Try to read threads before making ridiculious statements.

Jane Lane
Oct 28th, 2011, 09:04 PM
Err no, I've been willing to tell Domachokeska to shut up for a long tome already.

And secondly, I didn't and won't defend Azarenka's behaviour simply because she didn't handle this situation well at all. This match unnecessarily leaked into a confusing mess. Try to read threads before making ridiculious statements.

And that.

Siderophyre
Oct 28th, 2011, 09:04 PM
Oh yeah, best one of all, Vika pretty much stopped screeching in the third. Tank underway folks!

StoneRose
Oct 28th, 2011, 09:06 PM
That´s all I´m arguing here. There should be a mutual agreement that dead rubbers, become a best of one match. You play an honest first set, and then the 2nd set is tanked by the losing player. Clijsters understood this.

Obviously the majority of the blame has to go to the WTA. If they simply gave players a day off between the group stages and the semifinals this wouldn´t happen.Both solutions make perfect sense.

Sp!ffy
Oct 28th, 2011, 09:07 PM
And that.

And what? You've already made it clear that you support what Vika did. Don't act like you have these morals all of a sudden. :lol:

Jane Lane
Oct 28th, 2011, 09:09 PM
And what? You've already made it clear that you support what Vika did. Don't act like you have these morals all of a sudden. :lol:

THANK YOU. If she had tanked this match 61 60 people would be complaining she didn't give the crowd a good match. I'm not saying it was called for but it goes both ways then.

Oh did I? :wavey: And morals? :lol: You act like she kicked a box of puppies off a cliff.

Sp!ffy
Oct 28th, 2011, 09:11 PM
Oh did I? :wavey: And morals? :lol: You act like she kicked a box of puppies off a cliff.

She stole thousands of dollars from the crowd.

Adrian.
Oct 28th, 2011, 09:11 PM
It's not because we agree on one thing that we're besties Adrian. I'm not drinking beers with all the posters who think that Vika acted badly.

I don't want you to be my BFF :shrug:
But I'm right today about Vika and her attitude :shrug:

Soliloque
Oct 28th, 2011, 09:12 PM
I don't want you to be my BFF :shrug:
But I'm right today about Vika and her attitude :shrug:

Yeah. But as always. You're too extreme in your rightness.

Jane Lane
Oct 28th, 2011, 09:12 PM
She stole thousands of dollars from the crowd.

And it was acceptable for Na Li to go out, give a "top effort performance," win 1 game with a -28 W/UE? At least this looked competitive in the box.

I'm just looking at facts. But I'm not getting dragged in with you. I like it here.

Adrian.
Oct 28th, 2011, 09:13 PM
Yeah. But as always. You're too extreme in your rightness.

or like always: you people just can't deal with the truth :shrug:

n1_and_uh_noone
Oct 28th, 2011, 09:14 PM
That´s all I´m arguing here. There should be a mutual agreement that dead rubbers, become a best of one match. You play an honest first set, and then the 2nd set is tanked by the losing player. Clijsters understood this.

Obviously the majority of the blame has to go to the WTA. If they simply gave players a day off between the group stages and the semifinals this wouldn´t happen.

And what is the motivation for the 'losing player' if he/she is the one already eliminated from the competition? The winner not only rakes in the moolah for winning, but also gets an easy win against a top opponent, goes deeper into the tournament (and rakes in some more). Clearly Azarenka did not meet Bartoli before the match and promise her the prize money (and, somehow, the ranking points) if Bartoli tanked the 2nd after losing the 1st.

And epic :lol: at the "honest first set" bit. How about call a spade a spade and blatantly throw the match all the way (and think it through first, instead of changing your mind and getting all mixed up midway through :lol: ).

Chaosm21
Oct 28th, 2011, 09:14 PM
Well it sure beats players tanking, that's for sure. They used to organize the YEC so much better than they do now with the KO system, every match was equally as important. Obviously I hate what Vika did, the crowd was nothing but awesome for the past 4 days and she goes along and tanks in front of them? Seriously? :weirdo:

You are right, but I like that the inconsistent players(for example Kvitova) can have one bad match and though advance to the next round.
There is no random champion who had just easy opponents .Every player has to show in six matches instead of three that he is the best.
Also the tournament would be too short, KO-system has 7 matches,round robin 15.

Sorry for my bad english

rishting
Oct 28th, 2011, 09:16 PM
Azarenka was acting like a 7yo girl (erning 100s of thousands). I hope the crowd will go french against her tomorrow.

C. Drone
Oct 28th, 2011, 09:17 PM
by comments, sounds like it was fun. :lol: well, not really, just hilarious she makes a complete fuckery from a simple tanking. Never learns anything.

Soliloque
Oct 28th, 2011, 09:18 PM
or like always: you people just can't deal with the truth :shrug:

No. The truth is not a problem. Your truth is a problem.

Jane Lane
Oct 28th, 2011, 09:19 PM
No. The truth is not a problem. Your truth is a problem.

http://images.wikia.com/x-files/images/8/86/The_Truth_Is_Out_There_tagline.jpg

T_P
Oct 28th, 2011, 09:20 PM
That was even more disgraceful than the Clijsters match of last year.
Although Azarenka took like 2 seconds between her service points, she actually still found the time to yell to those ball kids :rolleyes:

Sp!ffy
Oct 28th, 2011, 09:20 PM
And it was acceptable for Na Li to go out, give a "top effort performance," win 1 game with a -28 W/UE? At least this looked competitive in the box.

I'm just looking at facts. But I'm not getting dragged in with you. I like it here.

Backing down when things get difficult...sounds awfully familiar to me.

Vikapower
Oct 28th, 2011, 09:21 PM
Azarenka was acting like a 7yo girl (erning 100s of thousands). I hope the crowd will go french against her tomorrow.

:lol: Vika doesn't fear crowds and especially the french, watch Vika vs. Suarez Navarro RG 2009.

Patrick345
Oct 28th, 2011, 09:21 PM
And what is the motivation for the 'losing player' if he/she is the one already eliminated from the competition? The winner not only rakes in the moolah for winning, but also gets an easy win against a top opponent, goes deeper into the tournament (and rakes in some more). Clearly Azarenka did not meet Bartoli before the match and promise her the prize money (and, somehow, the ranking points) if Bartoli tanked the 2nd after losing the 1st.

And epic :lol: at the "honest first set" bit. How about call a spade a spade and blatantly throw the match all the way (and think it through first, instead of changing your mind and getting all mixed up midway through :lol: ).

That the favour is returned, when Bartoli is in the same situation. Simple as that.

If this match happens with the roles reversed in 2012, Azarenka will intentionally drag the match out as long as she can and it will make the WTA look bad once again.

It´s just an awful situation, because the WTA doesn´t want to pony up the cost for an extra rest day.

Soliloque
Oct 28th, 2011, 09:21 PM
:lol: Vika doesn't fear crowds and especially the french, watch Vika vs. Suarez Navarro RG 2009.

I was in the crowd :hearts: She sure handled this match quite well.

Tennisfan06
Oct 28th, 2011, 09:22 PM
I missed the match :sobbing:
Marion :hearts:

Stonerpova
Oct 28th, 2011, 09:35 PM
I don't condone tanking, but how stupid do you have to be to make a tank job last nearly 3 hours? Having said that, that was The Hangover of tennis matches: completely hilarious from beginning to end. I'm so glad I watched it. And now I hope Vera annihilates Vika. I'm sure that's what the crowd will want too.

Patrick345
Oct 28th, 2011, 09:40 PM
I'm sure that's what the crowd will want too.

Yeah they´ll be happy, when they get Stosur vs. Zvonareva, because of this. :happy:

My preference depends on, who wins the first match...

Kvitova wins, I want Zvonareva.

Stosur wins, I want Azarenka.

:)

Trih
Oct 28th, 2011, 09:43 PM
Yeah they´ll be happy, when they get Stosur vs. Zvonareva, because of this. :happy:

My preference depends on, who wins the first match...

Kvitova wins, I want Zvonareva.

Stosur wins, I want Azarenka.

:)

Why? I think the best match would be Azarenka-Kvitova.

Patrick345
Oct 28th, 2011, 09:47 PM
Why? I think the best match would be Azarenka-Kvitova.

I like Zvonareva and Azarenka equally.

I simply like the chances of Zvonareva against Kvitova more (Zvonareva breaks her easily on hardcourt, at leats 3-4 times each match), and the Stosur match-up problem is self-explanatory.

Yellow Moon
Oct 28th, 2011, 09:51 PM
What I don't understand: Masha gifted her slot to Marion, Masha plays 2 rounds, Marion 1 round, Masha cashes $110K, Marion $225K. Is that fair?:confused:?

Adrian.
Oct 28th, 2011, 09:51 PM
Masha lost 2 matches, Marion won 1 match, enough? :wavey:

Soliloque
Oct 28th, 2011, 09:52 PM
What I don't understand: Masha gifted her slot to Marion, Masha plays 2 rounds, Marion 1 round, Masha cashes $110K, Marion $225K. Is that fair?:confused:?

Marion won :oh:

Trih
Oct 28th, 2011, 09:54 PM
What I don't understand: Masha gifted her slot to Marion, Masha plays 2 rounds, Marion 1 round, Masha cashes $110K, Marion $225K. Is that fair?:confused:?

We all know how Masha loves sweets, so Marion will send her some cakes to thank her. :lol:

Vikapower
Oct 28th, 2011, 09:58 PM
I was in the crowd :hearts: She sure handled this match quite well.

Vika is very characterful and these kinds of things do not scare her -- the posters asking for the crowd to turn french are asking for the wrong battle.

Why not root instead for Vika and Petra to make the finals ? Certainly the 2 best players of the last few weeks... that'd be all great for tour especially with Wozniacki's decline, the Serena debacle etc...

Jimmie48
Oct 28th, 2011, 10:07 PM
Vika is very characterful and these kinds of things do not scare her -- the posters asking for the crowd to turn french are asking for the wrong battle.

Why not root instead for Vika and Petra to make the finals ? Certainly the 2 best players of the last few weeks... that'd be all great for tour especially with Wozniacki's decline, the Serena debacle etc...

Listen, I like Vika as a person but today isn't really the day you´re in a position to belittle other players.

n1_and_uh_noone
Oct 28th, 2011, 10:25 PM
Yeah they´ll be happy, when they get Stosur vs. Zvonareva, because of this. :happy:

My preference depends on, who wins the first match...

Kvitova wins, I want Zvonareva.

Stosur wins, I want Azarenka.

:)

I guess they'd rather have Stosur-Azarenka :haha:

Patrick345
Oct 28th, 2011, 10:30 PM
I guess they'd rather have Stosur-Azarenka :haha:

Totally. I mean the last time Zvonareva played Stosur in a final, she was on her way to get double-bagelled before she went totally apeshit on her racquet and salvaged three games. :lol:

Not that I´m interested in Stosur winning against Vika, but from a neutral perspective, that is certainly more likely than Zvonareva overcoming the styles horror, the Stosur mental blockage and the big final mental blockage at the same time. :lol:

Kairi
Oct 28th, 2011, 10:47 PM
Backing down when things get difficult...sounds awfully familiar to me.

:oh: didnt this happen a couple days ago in RR :oh: ...just saying...

dsanders06
Oct 28th, 2011, 10:47 PM
I don't get it. If you're going to tank, why would you string it out for two and a half hours and fuck up your chances for the match that matters tomorrow? Bizarre.

Good job Marion :yeah: Go win Bali now and end the best season of your career in style.

dsanders06
Oct 28th, 2011, 10:48 PM
What I don't understand: Masha gifted her slot to Marion, Masha plays 2 rounds, Marion 1 round, Masha cashes $110K, Marion $225K. Is that fair?:confused:?

of course it's fair, Marion won a match and Maria didn't :shrug:

Sp!ffy
Oct 28th, 2011, 10:54 PM
:oh: didnt this happen a couple days ago in RR :oh: ...just saying...

Was Azarenka injured? :confused:

Say Hey Kid
Oct 28th, 2011, 10:56 PM
Why was Bartoli such a heavy betting favorite entering the third set?

Any sign of injury or was she just clearly tanking?

Unfortunately, i was at the healthfood store and couldn't watch the last two sets, just was checking for updates on my iphone.

Azarenka has been involved in numerous questionable matches, most notably against McHale.
http://www.beatbookie.net/news/azarenka-v-mchale-fix/

I always thought she was honest, but now i'm not too sure.

I understand tanking in this situation, yes, but why would you fight back from 5-3 down in the 1st set and go up a double break in the 2nd set before imploding?

Head scratcher.

Soliloque
Oct 28th, 2011, 10:56 PM
why was Bartoli such a heavy betting favorite entering the third set? Any sign of injury or was she just clearly tanking?

Clearly tanking.

Kairi
Oct 28th, 2011, 10:57 PM
Was Azarenka injured? :confused:

another shrieker :oh:

Pops Maellard
Oct 28th, 2011, 10:57 PM
Why would it be so hard to put in proper effort for just one more match :scared:?

Patrick345
Oct 28th, 2011, 11:13 PM
Why was Bartoli such a heavy betting favorite entering the third set?

STFU. The odds were even going into the 3rd set and the bookies were probably taken to the cleaners. Their own damn luck, if they aren´t awrae of the situation and offer betting on a dead rubber.

How is it match-fixing, if everybody knows it?

The bookies ban successful bettors all the time, but they are the victims here? If you offered even money as a bookie or bet on Vika at those odds you are simply a d*******, who had it coming.

delicatecutter
Oct 28th, 2011, 11:21 PM
OMG Bartoli thinking she was really winning. I can't. :crying2:

Say Hey Kid
Oct 28th, 2011, 11:27 PM
STFU. The odds were even going into the 3rd set and the bookies were probably taken to the cleaners. Their own damn luck, if they aren´t awrae of the situation and offer betting on a dead rubber.

How is it match-fixing, if everybody knows it?

The bookies ban successful bettors all the time, but they are the victims here? If you offered even money as a bookie or bet on Vika at those odds you are simply a d*******, who had it coming.

A little hostile there dipshit? First and foremost, the bookies don't dictate the ingame odds, bet-fair traders do and sportsbooks adjust their odds accoridngly. The odds weren't even, either. Bartoli was 1.81 entering the final set, and 1.33 after Bartoli went up 1-0 in the final set. The liquidity on bet fair was outrageous as people were laying huge sums of Bartoli to win any price. Also, in the second set, big money started getting bet on Bartoli as soon as Azarenka went up 2-0 which indicated someone knew Azarenka was going to tank exactly when she did.




There is tanking a match normally, then there is winning the first set, going up a double break and proceeding to implode coincidentally at the same time Bartoli got bet huge. That does not indicate tanking, but rather a potential fix. I have nothing against fixers at all, but this match was rather interesting. Why would Azarenka fight back to win the opening set before clearly tanking?

Lastly, i'm not upset at all because of this - just fascinated - actually I bet Bartoli relatively heavy after the 2nd set, because by judging the odds and the amount of money being matched on Bartoli at exchanges, there was no chance Azarenka was going to win.

Wager details for ticket number 93993869-1:

Wager Type: Money Line
Wager Status: Win
Risk / To Win Amount: 1250.00 / 416.67 (USD) Accepted 10/28/2011 3:21 PM - EST
Won: 416.67
Amount Paid: 1666.67

Sport / Period: Live In-Play Tennis / Game
Line:
Marion Bartoli 10/28/2011 11:15:01 AM - (EST)
-300
Opponent: Victoria Azarenka
* Game Notes:
winner must win 2 sets for action

Soliloque
Oct 28th, 2011, 11:27 PM
My fave part is when she wishes Vika "all the best for the rest of the tournament" with a big smile.

MakinItHappen
Oct 28th, 2011, 11:39 PM
Just so everyone knows, this is how much Azerenka "not being bothered" costed me.

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/12/aculators.jpg/

MakarovaFan
Oct 28th, 2011, 11:40 PM
You are right, but I like that the inconsistent players(for example Kvitova) can have one bad match and though advance to the next round.
There is no random champion who had just easy opponents .Every player has to show in six matches instead of three that he is the best.
Also the tournament would be too short, KO-system has 7 matches,round robin 15.

Sorry for my bad english
Wrong, during the KO system the draws were always top 16 finishers......it only dropped to top 8 when the RR system came along....so a KO system would not have only 7 matches, it would be just as long as the RR format

Patrick345
Oct 28th, 2011, 11:44 PM
A little hostile there dipshit? First and foremost, the bookies don't dictate the ingame odds, bet-fair traders do and sportsbooks adjust their odds accoridngly. The odds weren't even, either. Bartoli was 1.81 entering the final set, and 1.33 after Bartoli went up 1-0 in the final set. The liquidity on bet fair was outrageous as people were laying huge sums of Bartoli to win any price. Also, in the second set, big money started getting bet on Bartoli as soon as Azarenka went up 2-0 which indicated someone knew Azarenka was going to tank exactly when she did.




There is tanking a match normally, then there is winning the first set, going up a double break and proceeding to implode coincidentally at the same time Bartoli got bet huge. That does not indicate tanking, but rather a potential fix. I have nothing against fixers at all, but this match was rather interesting. Why would Azarenka fight back to win the opening set before clearly tanking?

Lastly, i'm not upset at all because of this - just fascinated - actually I bet Bartoli relatively heavy because by looking at the odds and money being bet on Bartoli it was clear as day there was no chance she was going to lose this match.


You came in here saying Bartoli was a HEAVY favourite going into the 3rd, and I set you straight. The bookies had the same odds ~1.85 for both, obviously the sharks on ******* sided with Bartoli. Betting on Bartoli is called common sense. Why the fuck do you even come her blatantly lie about the odds and complain about her cheating? Because you won money? Yeah right. :lol: How much did you lose betting on 2-0 Bartoli or was it NOT three sets. :happy:

Say Hey Kid
Oct 29th, 2011, 12:04 AM
You came in here saying Bartoli was a HEAVY favourite going into the 3rd, and I set you straight. The bookies had the same odds ~1.85 for both, obviously the sharks on ******* sided with Bartoli. Betting on Bartoli is called common sense. Why the fuck do you even come her blatantly lie about the odds and complain about her cheating? Because you won money? Yeah right. :lol: How much did you lose betting on 2-0 Bartoli or was it NOT three sets. :happy:

When Azarenka is 1.25 at the start of the match, is 2.10 going into the 3rd set and proceeds to move up to to 3.75 after Bartoli's first hold that is a pretty drastic line change.

I'm not complaining about her cheating, nor did I accuse her of doing such. Even if she was fixing (which there is no clear evidence she was), I still would have absolutely no problem of it.

I was merely pointing out it was an unusual way to tank the match.

I'm not sure where your hostility is coming from.

Let me guess, you had a fight with your boyfriend, Patrick. :lol:

Temperenka
Oct 29th, 2011, 12:37 AM
Just so everyone knows, this is how much Azerenka "not being bothered" costed me.

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/12/aculators.jpg/

To be blunt... no one cares.

Noctis
Oct 29th, 2011, 12:56 AM
Bet on this tank , its your own fault , she's no Petra :shrug:

Uranus
Oct 29th, 2011, 01:16 AM
Hopefully Bepa gives this spoilt child a lesson. Daydreaming I know.

delicatecutter
Oct 29th, 2011, 01:27 AM
God, Bartoli was never even in the group. No doubt Vika would have come guns blazing against Sharapova for that easy 62 62 victory. Don't hate the player. Hate the game.

iPatty
Oct 29th, 2011, 01:42 AM
I agree, best fun I had all week :)

For a Wozniacki stan that isn't surprising. :oh:

Azarenka's tanking...it is what it is. I can't really say much because Schnyder certainly tanked her share of matches. All I'll say is that this behavior doesn't really surprise me.

Jane Lane
Oct 29th, 2011, 01:44 AM
:haha: at the fact that everyone who's complaining lost money. Biased much?

hablo
Oct 29th, 2011, 01:44 AM
Bartoli!! :bowdown:

Loves it! :haha:

Lachy
Oct 29th, 2011, 02:13 AM
:tape: this girl is just :hysteric:

Jajaloo
Oct 29th, 2011, 02:18 AM
So what if she tanked? She is already in the SFs... It's the format.

Rafito.
Oct 29th, 2011, 02:26 AM
Yippie Yippie! Stil don't understand why she even bothered but anyways was fun watching Vika not giving a crap.

Cleffa
Oct 29th, 2011, 02:34 AM
Commentator: "She moves on and goes for another jog" lol oh Marion I just respect you even more now for being so honest and trying so hard for the fans and the crowd and just to show how passionate she is to get to the YEC. :bowdown:

The whole match was so funny Marion winning 4-0 but then losing the first set puts Vika into a tough position she should've either try harder and win the 2nd set or just lose to Marion from the beginning why come back from 0-4? Cause then ppl will just say she's tanking. But winning a set and then not trying is weird, then why did you win the 1st set in the first place. But idk the whole match was weird lol.

I guess Vika just didn't know Marion was actually that determined even when she's down a set she still tries her best lol. But this just shows how honest Petra was she just tries very hard as opposed to Vika.

Really hope Vera wins the SF, oh wait Petra-Vera nice lol.

SELVEN
Oct 29th, 2011, 04:31 AM
weird result

Bronx19
Oct 29th, 2011, 04:41 AM
:haha: at the fact that everyone who's complaining lost money. Biased much?

How is there any bias? Match fixing is illegal.

ElusiveChanteuse
Oct 29th, 2011, 04:42 AM
Vika :facepalm:

Bronx19
Oct 29th, 2011, 04:43 AM
So what if she tanked? She is already in the SFs... It's the format.

This is so generation suck talking.

Tennis is not about Victoria Azarenka.

NeKo
Oct 29th, 2011, 07:49 AM
I hate Bartoli. I've never seen an annoying player like her in my whole life. Ever. I understand Azarenka for refusing to play, if i was her (but, i'm a dude), i would've done the same thing when i don't know when i'm playing a semifinal in the very next day.

homogenius
Oct 29th, 2011, 08:35 AM
Too bad Maria decided to play this event only to withdraw after two matches.Had Marion play the 3 matches, she'd have probably reach the SF.

Beat
Oct 29th, 2011, 09:23 AM
:no: even less respect for azarenka now, one of the most classless players there are.

Lighter
Oct 29th, 2011, 10:00 AM
I hate Bartoli. I've never seen an annoying player like her in my whole life. Ever. I understand Azarenka for refusing to play, if i was her (but, i'm a dude), i would've done the same thing when i don't know when i'm playing a semifinal in the very next day.The problem is that Vika didn't refuse to play during 1st and 2nd set. Down 0-4, she led 7-5 2-0 and wasn't able to win 2nd set. She only refused to run during 3rd set. 2nd set statistics were very good for both players with more winners than unforced errors.

Lachy
Oct 29th, 2011, 11:20 AM
And to think that someone tried to argue with me recently that Azarenka isn't a spoiled brat anymore :tape: Walks like a brat, talks like a brat, acts like a brat...they're a brat :lol:

Break My Rapture
Oct 29th, 2011, 11:36 AM
I love all this ridiculious criticism. :lol: They're totally not fundamented 90% of the time in this thread but are hilarious as fuck.

Apoleb
Oct 29th, 2011, 11:52 AM
I love how so much of the criticism is about not "tanking properly", like veteran tankers Serena or Kim, who manage to get away with it just because they hit the stands and pretend that they are disappointed. At least when she does it, she makes it known to everyone, and she had every excuse to throw the match to Cake, while still providing tennis for the public.

Julian.
Oct 29th, 2011, 12:12 PM
Can someone tell me where can I watch the match? I missed the match :awww:

codycruz1234
Oct 29th, 2011, 12:45 PM
She tanked the last set, not the whole match, she started going for winners of the bat and didnt chase down balls at all. She said that she didnt want to get tired and that it was merely a practice set.

codycruz1234
Oct 29th, 2011, 12:48 PM
The thing is if i was her i would have tanked the first set and came blazing at the 2nd and 3rd set.

Javi.
Oct 29th, 2011, 01:49 PM
Vika's attitude :no: :facepalm:
Marion :worship:

Javi.
Oct 29th, 2011, 01:55 PM
I hate Bartoli. I've never seen an annoying player like her in my whole life. Ever. I understand Azarenka for refusing to play, if i was her (but, i'm a dude), i would've done the same thing when i don't know when i'm playing a semifinal in the very next day.
I love the passion and honest effort that put Marion yesterday on court. On the other hand, Vika's attitude was shameful. :o