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Julian.
Oct 29th, 2011, 04:26 PM
:cool:

Can Vika win her biggest title of her career here?

ElusiveChanteuse
Oct 29th, 2011, 04:28 PM
I hope Petra will slay Vika. Vika was absolutely atrocious in her past 2 matches. She hit 5 winners/15 UEs against Bepa.:spit: Pusher stats.:oh:

Break My Rapture
Oct 29th, 2011, 04:29 PM
Kvitova will win easily, Vika didn't play well today.

Noctis
Oct 29th, 2011, 04:31 PM
There is no need for a thread
Your question doesnt even need to be asked
Petra got this in so many levels, Azarenka atm is mentally cracked somewhere

gulzhan
Oct 29th, 2011, 04:32 PM
Great final! :bounce:

MaSharp
Oct 29th, 2011, 04:35 PM
Petra is nice player, but I hope she will lose tomorrow...

MB.
Oct 29th, 2011, 04:36 PM
Oh, God.

If Vika stops pushing (what was that last match?!) she has a shot.

cosmoose
Oct 29th, 2011, 04:36 PM
:cool:

Can Vika win her biggest title of her career here?

no.

n1_and_uh_noone
Oct 29th, 2011, 04:38 PM
Finally, we'll get to see what Azarenka's serve really deserves, not zero Breakpoints faced and all that BS from earlier.

Petra, batting practice for you ahead of the Fed Cup final.

Patrick345
Oct 29th, 2011, 04:38 PM
Kvitova will win easily, Vika didn't play well today.

First set was okay. She played aggressive, controlled most rallies, played angles, and forced a lot of errors from Zvonareva. 2nd set was a horrorshow. No sustained depth, angles or aggression. She was either supertired or supertight. She seemed very emotional after the match. Luckily for her, Zvonareva was even worse.

Vee Williams
Oct 29th, 2011, 04:39 PM
a match between the two best of each group. might surprise some people, although I think Petra will prevail in the end

Mynarco
Oct 29th, 2011, 04:39 PM
You should open a thread asking how many games azarenka wins tomorrow

petra in 2

Sp!ffy
Oct 29th, 2011, 04:40 PM
I hope Petra makes Vika cry tomorrow.

Vikapower
Oct 29th, 2011, 04:41 PM
:lol: Well, the Vika of today is not even smelling a set against Petra even if Petra comes with her B, C, D, E or F game -- in Madrid I didn't even find that Petra had played that well in that final and Vika still took 2...

Good luck. :)

cosmoose
Oct 29th, 2011, 04:42 PM
Here is the sad cold reality for Vika.

She can't hang with Petra from the baseline
She can't out serve Petra
She can't out volley Petra

What can she do? PUSH.

Marionated
Oct 29th, 2011, 04:42 PM
Don't you dare lose this Petra.

marineblue
Oct 29th, 2011, 04:43 PM
I think it will be Vika. She played really well today.

Viktymise
Oct 29th, 2011, 04:53 PM
KvittyBabe in 2.

GoofyDuck
Oct 29th, 2011, 04:58 PM
unlike their previous meetings this year Petra is not "on"

Returning has been abysmal.

Still I think if she pumps herself up she could pull out a win.

Moo_21
Oct 29th, 2011, 04:59 PM
Very pleased these two made the final because they have easily been the best two players all week.

I hope for a close match but I fear Petra is going to walk it. Azarenka will need to step it up tomorrow because she was very passive against Zvonareva today and she won't get such an easy ride against Kvitova!

Kvitova 6-3 6-4

Mr.Sharapova
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:01 PM
Kvitova in two. I just feel that she'll be in GOAT mode especially since this is the final :yeah:.

What a season for Kvitova nevertheless :yeah:, 5 titles and maybe six if adding this one. For me she's the real 1# of year 2011 :yeah::angel:.

bobito
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:03 PM
I hope Petra makes Vika cry tomorrow.

If you were talking about anyone other than Azarenka then I'd say that was nasty.

ElusiveChanteuse
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:07 PM
Here is the sad cold reality for Vika.

She can't hang with Petra from the baseline
She can't out serve Petra
She can't out volley Petra

What can she do? PUSH.
Now I know why she has pusher stats today. She's practising for tomorrow.:haha: :oh:

unlike their previous meetings this year Petra is not "on"

Returning has been abysmal.

Still I think if she pumps herself up she could pull out a win.
Expect more higher pitched and shrieky barks than usual.:oh:

dsanders06
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:10 PM
I think it will be Vika. She played really well today.

What happened to "Kvitova will get nowhere near the YEC final"? :oh:

I can actually see Azarenka making a match of this if she shows up with the great anticipation and defence she had against Li Na, and if the Real #1 is a little off again. But at the same time, I really can't picture the Real #1 not winning eventually, even if she has to go through a close 3-setter to do it.

goldenlox
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:13 PM
Petra beat Vika in 2 huge matches already this year.
One last chance for Vika not be owned

Matt01
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:18 PM
Here is the sad cold reality for Vika.

She can't hang with Petra from the baseline
She can't out serve Petra
She can't out volley Petra

What can she do? PUSH.


Wozniacki leads the H2H with Petra so maybe Vika has a chance afterall. :rolleyes:

And delusional people shouldn't talk about the reality.

-

Petra in three.

Trih
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:20 PM
The real world #1 is obviously favourite, nonetheless I'll root for Vika and hope in a great match. :)

marineblue
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:22 PM
What happened to "Kvitova will get nowhere near the YEC final"? :oh:

I can actually see Azarenka making a match of this if she shows up with the great anticipation and defence she had against Li Na, and if the Real #1 is a little off again. But at the same time, I really can't picture the Real #1 not winning eventually, even if she has to go through a close 3-setter to do it.

The real no1 is now probably out shopping:wavey:. All of the opponents Kvitty had were far from their best form. Two with injuries, one not feeling well. The luck is still on Kvitty's side, until when is the question. Her opponent beat Stosur comfortably in two sets whereas Kvitty had to grind a three-set win.

laurie
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:25 PM
I can't see Azarenka winning this match, unless Kvitova goes completely awol.

However, apparently Simon Reed thinks Azarenka will win the tournament. I suppose it's possible now she's in the final, but she will playing counterpunch for most of the match, not sure she will enjoy that role.

bbjpa
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:26 PM
it will be once again on Petra's racket. if she turns on UE mode like she did today in the middle of the first set then her chances will be very poor :sad: but if she is on GOAT mode, Azarenka has no chance to win :)

Temperenka
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:28 PM
Kvitova will need to play quite badly for Vika to have a chance.

This was the final I wanted though, so I'm happy.

new-york
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:29 PM
Counting on you, Wimtova. :worship:

laurie
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:31 PM
it will be once again on Petra's racket. if she turns on UE mode like she did today in the middle of the first set then her chances will be very poor :sad: but if she is on GOAT mode, Azarenka has no chance to win :)

Not sure about that, she hit many unforced errors throughout the whole week and still won matches with relative ease. Azarenka doesn't have enough power to hit winners over and over. Kvitova can make a lot of unforced errors and still win, as long she matches that with equal amount of winners.

StoneRose
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:32 PM
Vika can take this but she has to forget about earlier matches against Petra and the unfortunate events last Friday. Vika's probably better than Sam in quickly punishing Petra if she goes error mode. She really should make the most of these error streaks getting sets and the match before Petra recovers.

VeeJJ
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:34 PM
This has potential to be an epic match. Therefore, it will be a 2 disgusting sets.

Mistress of Evil
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:44 PM
Queen Petra please save us all and the WTA from having the worst ever YEC winner in the face of Vikaria :cheer:
The Miami's prestige has already been lost for eternity, I beg you GOATRA save the YEC, at least :sobbing:

bbjpa
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:46 PM
Anyway, it will be a much more exciting final than last year :p

HRHoliviasmith
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:48 PM
Vika.....I pray. :scared:

nate89
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:52 PM
I would love Vika to win this. She clearly has the ability, just needs to back it up with a big title. That said, Petra probably will win.

lang26
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:53 PM
Vika

cosmoose
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:57 PM
Transformers 4: When Vika transforms into a sad pusher :)

jedw
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:59 PM
Win it Petra! Wimbledon champ to go all the way :bounce:

PolishLunatiq
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:59 PM
In my opinion - Vika is injured...

Londoner
Oct 29th, 2011, 06:01 PM
The better player, better character, better sportswoman: Petra. In 2.

Londoner
Oct 29th, 2011, 06:02 PM
In my opinion - Vika is injured...

In the head, and it's self inflicted.

Novichok
Oct 29th, 2011, 06:03 PM
Hopefully classy Vika in 2.

laurie
Oct 29th, 2011, 06:04 PM
Hopefully classy Vika in 2.

Did you just say classy???

Sp!ffy
Oct 29th, 2011, 06:05 PM
Did you just say classy???

I think he was being sarcastic. :lol:

Novichok
Oct 29th, 2011, 06:06 PM
Did you just say classy???

No, I typed it. :kiss:

bobito
Oct 29th, 2011, 06:06 PM
Did you just say classy???

I think he did. He must be a bit :cuckoo:

bobito
Oct 29th, 2011, 06:08 PM
I can't see Azarenka winning this match, unless Kvitova goes completely awol.

However, apparently Simon Reed thinks Azarenka will win the tournament. I suppose it's possible now she's in the final, but she will playing counterpunch for most of the match, not sure she will enjoy that role.

Well that settles it. Reed has never got one right yet (Murray to win AO, Sharapova to win Wimbledon, Serena to win USO...).

I'm off to bet all my worldly goods on Petra. :bolt:

Novichok
Oct 29th, 2011, 06:11 PM
I think he did. He must be a bit :cuckoo:

You can think? :eek:

Well that settles it. Reed has never got one right yet (Murray to win AO, Sharapova to win Wimbledon, Serena to win USO...).

I'm off to bet all my worldly goods on Petra. :bolt:

but not well enough...Problem of induction FTW.

LUVMIRZA
Oct 29th, 2011, 06:16 PM
In the head, and it's self inflicted.

haters to the left please:kiss:

Setsuna.
Oct 29th, 2011, 06:18 PM
Petra in 2 unless SH!Tra shows up for enough time to lose the match.

laurie
Oct 29th, 2011, 06:19 PM
At the 2005 French Open quarterfinals day, I had a ticket for centre court (saw Mary Pierce beat Lindsay Davenport that day). Earlier in the day I took in some junior matches, there was one match where there was this skinny girl, relatively tall, about 14 or 15 years old it seemed. I remember her being very emotional, over emotional actually. It may have gone to a tiebreak but by this stage this player was becomming hysterical, and carrying on, crying, everything while the match was going on, I turned around to my friend and said who is this? She's not going to get far in her career if she keeps carrying on like this!

Then two years later, I heard on the news Hingis lost at the US Open to an upcoming young player, I saw the highlights and thought, that face looks familiar, I got my photos out which I took in 2005 and realised it was the same girl I saw that day in Paris - Victoria Azarenka!

Since then I've seen Azarenka live a few times, in 2008 and 2008 and 2009 at the French, losing to Kuznetova in 2008 and Safina in 2009 when she seemed in control but then had a meltdown, in fact the crowd were on her back in that match, not appreciating the wailing that went on with every shot.

And last month in Tokyo, Chris Bradnam on Eurospot was doing his nut in getting worked up about Azarenka's attitude to the ballkids, making demands and not saying please, and demand they pick the balls up from a certain angle to give it to her, I've never heard Bradnam get so worked up before, Sam Smith mentioned she should be sent to finishing school :lol:

I quite like Azarenka now but I wouldn't describe her as classy under any circumstances - at the moment, she might improve with maturity.

Ferg
Oct 29th, 2011, 06:23 PM
Petra :shrug:

jonny84
Oct 29th, 2011, 06:32 PM
Kvitova to win tomorrow I hope. I think she deserves it more and has definitely been the best player on tour this year.

Huge rise in rankings
Maiden grand slam
Madrid
3 other titles
Titles on all surfaces (Hard Outdoors, Hard Indoors, Clay, and Grass)

Shame about the post-Wimbledon part of the season, but overall, fantastic season

LUVMIRZA
Oct 29th, 2011, 06:47 PM
I am liking the fact these two got into the final. Their head to head has the potential to mature into a great rivalry:drool: It'd be great for the sport if Vika wins here and makes the H2H 3-3:angel:

Do your best Vika:cheer::cheer:

Patrick345
Oct 29th, 2011, 06:50 PM
http://www.meetinx.de/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/snickers-werbung.jpg

:)

bobito
Oct 29th, 2011, 06:51 PM
I am liking the fact these two got into the final. Their head to head has the potential to mature into a great rivalry:drool: It'd be great for the sport if Vika wins here and makes the H2H 3-3:angel:

Do your best Vika:cheer::cheer:

It would be great for the sport if she wins after tanking a round robin match? I think not. It would be far better for the sport if Kvitova thrashes her 6-0 6-0.

bandabou
Oct 29th, 2011, 06:54 PM
Kvitova right now with the players that are out playing is in the stage that ALL matches are on her racket.

Vika's game is too lite to really trouble Petra..so it's a matter of holding her nerves.

marineblue
Oct 29th, 2011, 06:56 PM
It would be great for the sport if she wins after tanking a round robin match? I think not. It would be far better for the sport if Kvitova thrashes her 6-0 6-0.

Why so much fuss about one match when she was already in the semis? It did not matter anyway and it still the match went into three sets. Stop whining.

Jane Lane
Oct 29th, 2011, 06:57 PM
Don't get obliterated. :shrug:

LUVMIRZA
Oct 29th, 2011, 06:59 PM
It would be great for the sport if she wins after tanking a round robin match? I think not. It would be far better for the sport if Kvitova thrashes her 6-0 6-0.

First of all take the hate factor away from ur posts. She has always been an emotional player(if you had followed her career you'd know or read post by laurie in the previous page). Tanking happens at YEC all the time. Players try not to show it blatantly but still its obvious wen players tank. Vika is very emotional and she was not able to cope up with the fact that she has to tank(she never tanks and its a fact) and she doesnt want to waste energy as she had already topped the group. Pride or energy confusion and the first time she is tanking a match made her behave that way and add the fact that she is very emotional:hug:She realized that she did a mistake and apologized for that already. So jus give her a break and move on.

Gdsimmons
Oct 29th, 2011, 07:00 PM
Kvitova. 1st set is gonna be close then 2nd is gonna be a massacre

iPatty
Oct 29th, 2011, 07:03 PM
Petra didn't play well in Madrid F or Wimbledon SF and still handled Azarenka comfortably both times. She really shouldn't have a problem indoors in a big final (where she already has experience) so, barring any unforeseen circumstances, I'll go with KvittyGOAT in straights.

dadouch
Oct 29th, 2011, 07:04 PM
Vika can be very consistent yet powerful enough to really make Petra struggle. It seems that Petra's natural talent shines on surfaces like grass or clay or on very fast surfaces where reflexes and hand-eye coordination are key factors, but on this indoor slow court the "drilled-by-years-of-training" shots have much bigger weight and Azarenka is a master-driller.
I give a slight edge to Azarenka, apart from the Bartoli match she was very convincing, Petra kind of struggled in all her matches (almost collapsed against Vera at the end of the match, Wozniacki match was only formality as Caro was visibly mentally and physically spent and sick, match against Aga was too tight considering that this surface doesn't favor soft-striking players like Aga at all and match against Sam wasn't very convicing either.

LUVMIRZA
Oct 29th, 2011, 07:06 PM
Petra didn't play well in Madrid F or Wimbledon SF and still handled Azarenka comfortably both times. She really shouldn't have a problem indoors in a big final (where she already has experience) so, barring any unforeseen circumstances, I'll go with KvittyGOAT in straights.

Madrid was close. Wimbly was 3 sets. I still have hopes for Vika in this matchup:)

bobito
Oct 29th, 2011, 07:07 PM
First of all take the hate factor away from ur posts.

I don't hate any tennis players, even ones as repugnant as Azarenka.

Kworb
Oct 29th, 2011, 07:09 PM
Another nail in the coffin of the WTA. I see Azarenka taking this.

LUVMIRZA
Oct 29th, 2011, 07:12 PM
I don't hate any tennis players, even ones as repugnant as Azarenka.

thats wat I am talking abt;)

Laura_VeeFan
Oct 29th, 2011, 07:12 PM
Unless Kvitova has an off day she should just be able to overpower Azarenka

Kvitova something like 6-4 6-3

marineblue
Oct 29th, 2011, 07:13 PM
I don't hate any tennis players, even ones as repugnant as Azarenka.

What exactly is your problem with this girl:confused:

Jane Lane
Oct 29th, 2011, 07:18 PM
What exactly is your problem with this girl:confused:

She killed his dog, it's obvious.

moemoe
Oct 29th, 2011, 07:24 PM
I think barky's got this in the bag. I just hope Vika goes all out.

Jane Lane
Oct 29th, 2011, 07:24 PM
@judmoo judy murray
@vika7 ok vika da shrieka. I'm rooting 4 u to win. I'm in Russia but I will b listening.....if there's a strong wind I might hear u!! :)

@vika7 victoria azarenka
@judmoo thx Judy! u will hear me with or without wind no doubt! enjoy russia! have some vodka ;)

Only Judy. :worship:

Apoleb
Oct 29th, 2011, 07:25 PM
Petra, but only because she is a champion at heart, and despite being in shitty form, she will somehow bring it on the important points.

égalité
Oct 29th, 2011, 07:25 PM
Petra will kick her ass off.

SVR9kl0jUlU

Matt01
Oct 29th, 2011, 07:30 PM
What exactly is your problem with this girl:confused:


Her existence is already problem enough. :devil:

Linguae^
Oct 29th, 2011, 07:33 PM
Kvitova is going to defeat her mentally.

Ryan
Oct 29th, 2011, 07:36 PM
:drool: Really happy with this final. Two young players, both who've been great this week. Would love for this to be a clutch 3-setter.

moemoe
Oct 29th, 2011, 07:37 PM
Kvitova is going to defeat her mentally.

WTF. she doesn't even have to do that. She can beat her statistically, spiritually, emotionally, and physically.

Trih
Oct 29th, 2011, 07:39 PM
@judmoo judy murray
@vika7 ok vika da shrieka. I'm rooting 4 u to win. I'm in Russia but I will b listening.....if there's a strong wind I might hear u!! :)

@vika7 victoria azarenka
@judmoo thx Judy! u will hear me with or without wind no doubt! enjoy russia! have some vodka ;)

Only Judy. :worship:


@judmoo judy murray
@vika7 I am having a White Russian right now. No, not Marat. A cocktail. Phenomenal. Good luck. I'll be listening..... X

:haha:

iPatty
Oct 29th, 2011, 07:39 PM
What exactly is your problem with this girl:confused:

Funny you should be asking this.

LUVMIRZA
Oct 29th, 2011, 07:43 PM
@judmoo judy murray
@vika7 I am having a White Russian right now. No, not Marat. A cocktail. Phenomenal. Good luck. I'll be listening..... X

:haha:

Vika:rolls:

iPatty
Oct 29th, 2011, 07:44 PM
Interesting sidenote: Kvitova has won the last three meetings with Azarenka and two of those matches ended on an Azarenka DF.

I know what'll be going through her head if she is down MP and misses her first serve. :tape:

StoneRose
Oct 29th, 2011, 07:46 PM
Vika and Judy :haha:.

LUVMIRZA
Oct 29th, 2011, 07:48 PM
WTF. she doesn't even have to do that. She can beat her statistically, spiritually, emotionally, and physically.

and sexually. no?:sad:

Sund7101
Oct 29th, 2011, 07:52 PM
Lets go Petra. Really nice to see her get back into form.

Corswandt
Oct 29th, 2011, 08:05 PM
Kvitova's footwork has been so bad throughout the week that her ROS has been quite ineffective (with the notable exception of the Zvonareva match), even if she eventually ends up getting the breaks she needs anyway. Unless she finds some decent form tomorrow, I expect her to struggle to break Toria's puffball serve due to the extremely high % of 1st serves she's been getting in. Toria's metronomic, underpowered ground game probably won't draw as many errors out of her as Agatha's or Stosur's junk, but Kvitova's serve won't be as effective as it was on grass, so I expect this to be tighter than their Wimbledon SF (Toria took the second set, yes, but she was outplayed throughout with the exception of those first few games of the second in which Kvitova went walkabout).

For all the (deserved) reputation as the Tour's best returner, Toria hasn't dealt all that well with Kvitova's serve on any of her losses to her (even at Wimbledon she only broke Kvitova once).

Kvitova in 3.

Apoleb
Oct 29th, 2011, 08:16 PM
Toria's metronomic, underpowered ground game probably won't draw as many errors out of her as Agatha's or Stosur's junk

From what I saw this week, Azarenka has been finding some very nice angles at will, which used to be quite unlike her, as she just hit into the corners. She's improving her grinding game. I will be watching out for that.

At Wimbly, Petra was in true GOAT form in the first set, going for the sidelines from everything, and making it almost all the time. She's not anywhere near this form. The serve will be much easier to return than on grass. Should be a tough match, but what is being underrated this week is how CRAZY Kvitova is playing on the big points. Regardless of how sucky she has been, she gets it together miraculously when she has no option.

saul1333
Oct 29th, 2011, 08:40 PM
Go Vika!!

Uranus
Oct 29th, 2011, 08:46 PM
Petra is the best player by far. Hopefully she wins tomorrow, unless she UEs like there's no tomorrow, like she often has.

Brad[le]y.
Oct 29th, 2011, 09:10 PM
no.

:lol:

Kvitova in 1 (Vika will reitre :oh:)

Pops Maellard
Oct 29th, 2011, 10:40 PM
Petra in 2 close sets.

Reptilia
Oct 29th, 2011, 10:56 PM
Petra please!

tenn_ace
Oct 29th, 2011, 11:23 PM
Petra you deserve to win so please wip ass of someone who does not deserve to be a champion

Tatcher
Oct 29th, 2011, 11:50 PM
Petra, you should win !!

claypova
Oct 30th, 2011, 12:16 AM
Petra plays well against pushers this tournament, so no problems here :dance::rocker2:

starin
Oct 30th, 2011, 12:33 AM
Azarenka in 3. 75 16 64

SilverPersian
Oct 30th, 2011, 02:04 AM
I think these are the right two finalists for the tournament. Wouldn't mind either of them winning, but think Petra has to go in as favourite.

Bronx19
Oct 30th, 2011, 04:32 AM
I want vika to be booed on court, made to cry during and booed off court.

stromatolite
Oct 30th, 2011, 06:30 AM
Petra should win this, but Vika has been playing very well too, so it wouldn't surprise me if it goes to 3 sets. The match-up is more even than the poll suggests I think

Daniel
Oct 30th, 2011, 06:35 AM
Tough call. Heart says Vika, head says Petra

Joelina
Oct 30th, 2011, 09:38 AM
If Kvitova will win today, it would be like Sharapova in 2004 :eek: Both won Wimbledon and then YEC :hearts:

flyingmachine
Oct 30th, 2011, 09:42 AM
Go kvitty go. :banana:

Sombrerero loco
Oct 30th, 2011, 09:48 AM
vika please destroy her

deliverance.
Oct 30th, 2011, 09:51 AM
Go Kvitty! :hearts:

Jajaloo
Oct 30th, 2011, 10:10 AM
Kvitova in 2 if she has dinner reservations. In 3 if she's bored with nothing better to do.

Talula
Oct 30th, 2011, 10:19 AM
I'm really looking forward to this match!

Petra is the closest the Tour has to a player who has the tools to be a No 1 and be the best player at the same time. If she brings them all together. But it would be nice to see Vika do well too. It might motivate her more in 2012.

I would bet on Petra in 2.

KBlade
Oct 30th, 2011, 10:19 AM
If Kvitova is playing well, I don't really see many departments Azarenka can challenge her in. Kvitova has the better service, the more powerful groundstrokes and superior touch and volleying ability. Azarenka is going to have to hope that her serve holds up and that Kvitova goes off the boil in she wants to really get into this match. She's going to need to step into the court, take time away from the Kvitova wind-up, especially on the forehand, and really got after the return. Going behind Kvitova instead of moving her from side to side could also be an effective ploy.

Daruma.
Oct 30th, 2011, 10:54 AM
I have a feeling that this match will be pretty easy for Vika. I don't know why.

Sombrerero loco
Oct 30th, 2011, 10:57 AM
oh please be true :hearts:

Goldfrapp
Oct 30th, 2011, 11:35 AM
kvitova. azarenka ret.

AnaRGChampion
Oct 30th, 2011, 11:55 AM
Petra in 2 :)

Svetlana)))
Oct 30th, 2011, 12:02 PM
Vika is the perfect foil for someone who is playing well. Groundstrokes are not big enough to take control of the match, movement too slow to counterpunch, serve too weak to do any damage = Petra YEC 2011 champion.

jack daniels
Oct 30th, 2011, 12:36 PM
Vika outvoted by nearly 100? wow, surely this is closer than that

Dexter
Oct 30th, 2011, 12:41 PM
Make her cry Petra, please.

GreenGrass
Oct 30th, 2011, 01:31 PM
Vika! :cheer:

Jimmie48
Oct 30th, 2011, 01:31 PM
Vika :)

Corswandt
Oct 30th, 2011, 02:27 PM
From what I saw this week, Azarenka has been finding some very nice angles at will, which used to be quite unlike her, as she just hit into the corners.

When Toria is given a midpaced rally ball to work with. She won't be getting many of those.

Kvitova's footwork won't improve enough for her to be able to rally. She bullshitted her way to the final on account of playing a few patches of GOAT tennis and above all getting a ton of free or quick/easy points off her serve (she struggled even when Stosur began framing/bunting most of her returns in), which she won't be getting today, so I expect her to get broken often. Let's hope she can improvise some sort of return game and get the breaks she needs to take this; I can see a repeat of the second set of the Wimbledon SF, with Kvitova clearly outplaying Toria but not getting enough returns in to recover from the break she so carelessly giftwrapped early on the set.

All of this of course assumes Kvitova won't show up in her usual big match mode and just swat away Toria's serve.

Corswandt
Oct 30th, 2011, 02:33 PM
One final note: regardless of outcome, I very much doubt that this match will be in any way enjoyable.

Patrick345
Oct 30th, 2011, 02:47 PM
When Toria is given a midpaced rally ball to work with. She won't be getting many of those.

Kvitova's footwork won't improve enough for her to be able to rally. She bullshitted her way to the final on account of playing a few patches of GOAT tennis and above all getting a ton of free or quick/easy points off her serve (she struggled even when Stosur began framing/bunting most of her returns in), which she won't be getting today, so I expect her to get broken often. Let's hope she can improvise some sort of return game and get the breaks she needs to take this; I can see a repeat of the second set of the Wimbledon SF, with Kvitova clearly outplaying Toria but not getting enough returns in to recover from the break she so carelessly giftwrapped early on the set.

All of this of course assumes Kvitova won't show up in her usual big match mode and just swat away Toria's serve.

You only forget the way Azarenka behaved after the semifinal. Besides her passive average performance (in comparison to the first two group matches), she acted like she didn´t deserve the final (because of the Bartoli match). Her emotional state was bad Zvonareva day³. I can´t see her switch if off. It semed to mentally affect her yesterday. The only reason Zvonareva didn´t turn that match around in the 2nd set, was her being Zvonareva.

I´m really afaird we´ll see a real weird flat final, instead of a match between two players that were virtually unbeatable indoors over the last three years.

Mistress of Evil
Oct 30th, 2011, 02:54 PM
What we have here, Corswandt's anti-jinx rites :cheer: It worked for the Wimbledon final, hope it does now, too :bounce:

Corswandt
Oct 30th, 2011, 03:00 PM
You only forget the way Azarenka behaved after the semifinal. Besides her passive average performance (in comparison to the first two group matches), she acted like she didn´t deserve the final (because of the Bartoli match). Her emotional state was bad Zvonareva day³. I can´t see her switch if off. It semed to mentally affect her yesterday. The only reason Zvonareva didn´t turn that match around in the 2nd set, was her being Zvonareva.

Toria nearly always plays at the same level - and this was even before her game became as simple/reactive as it is now.

Her subdued reaction after winning the SF was just damage control after the PR disaster that was the Bartoli match.

danieln1
Oct 30th, 2011, 03:02 PM
Slam champ in 2 tough sets

Corswandt
Oct 30th, 2011, 03:02 PM
What we have here, Corswandt's anti-jinx rites :cheer: It worked for the Wimbledon final, hope it does now, too :bounce:

For the record, I still believe that Kvitova will find a way to win. It's just that I'm disappointed in that I kept expecting her level to improve, but it didn't. Just way too patchy, stats usually :tape:

serendipitynow
Oct 30th, 2011, 03:06 PM
i have a very strong feeling that Vika will take it.. :shrug::shrug:

Apoleb
Oct 30th, 2011, 03:11 PM
I'm more impressed that she's decimating through the field with 50% of her Wimbledon form, with a bad draw, and not a terribly fast court. Ironically, the one match when she looked under real threat was against Zvonareva, but thank god Zvonareva couldn't make the court at the most critical moment. Petra and the 7 tools is a more apt description of this tournament.. all depending of course on winning the final, and I'm pretty confident she will.

BTW, cheering for Kvitty is making me feel like a Reetard. Bragging about percentages and shit, and how her best beats everyone else's. :hearts:

fouc
Oct 30th, 2011, 03:13 PM
Kvitova in 2.

tsmile789
Oct 30th, 2011, 03:39 PM
being a azarenka fan....i really hope she will loose. because i really don't want her to get to number 2 n closer to being another slamless number 1...at least kvitova got wimbledon and will most likely win this one....so i don't mind her snagging the number 1 ranking from wozniacki at all!!!

Coconut91
Oct 30th, 2011, 03:52 PM
being a azarenka fan....i really hope she will loose. because i really don't want her to get to number 2 n closer to being another slamless number 1...at least kvitova got wimbledon and will most likely win this one....so i don't mind her snagging the number 1 ranking from wozniacki at all!!!

Me too. I don't want her to get to #1, because she's simply not the best. She has to take it to the next level if she wants to be *worthy*. Right now she's ok as a solid top 5 player. Hopefully next year she'll make it.

Petra is the better candidate for the spot. Even with her shitty tournaments :lol:

Apoleb
Oct 30th, 2011, 04:00 PM
I hope Petra doesn't get to #1 either. It will only be a burden and pressure on her especially that she isn't the most consistent player out there, and she'll be criticized for it, which could throw her off.

I think we all agree that the #1 is Caroqueen's forte. Let her keep it.

Knizzle
Oct 30th, 2011, 04:18 PM
Is this on TV in America? If so where and when?

Jizynovic
Oct 30th, 2011, 04:47 PM
voted for vika though i know it's gonna be petra

Corswandt
Oct 30th, 2011, 06:55 PM
I'm more impressed that she's decimating through the field with 50% of her Wimbledon form, with a bad draw, and not a terribly fast court. Ironically, the one match when she looked under real threat was against Zvonareva, but thank god Zvonareva couldn't make the court at the most critical moment. Petra and the 7 tools is a more apt description of this tournament.. all depending of course on winning the final, and I'm pretty confident she will.

BTW, cheering for Kvitty is making me feel like a Reetard. Bragging about percentages and shit, and how her best beats everyone else's. :hearts:

But that's undeniable, innit?

I whine about Kvitova's up-and-down play because I want her to

I) win;
II) do it in style.

I mean, we already have a whole bunch of fraudulent "top" players who make a living out of winning ugly. Enough of that shit.