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Andreas
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:30 PM
Yay! Good luck in the final :hearts:

No celebration, though. She almost seemed ashamed.

saul1333
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:32 PM
Thank you Vika :hearts:

No celebration :sad:

Juju Nostalgique
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:32 PM
Pizzarenka... :mad: :fiery:

Hopefully Petra will kick her butt tomorrow! :armed:

goldenlox
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:32 PM
Oneseided match. 2 best players this week are in the final.
Vera plays Petra next week in Fed Cup

Marionated
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:33 PM
Zvonareva's level of play in these big matches is quite frankly pathetic and, as much as I like her, it's awful for tennis having her in these matches.

And there's absolutely no excuse with all the experience she has.

I almost wish Kvitova had lost the 1st set yesterday. At least Radwanska would have made it more competitive.

Break My Rapture
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:33 PM
Nope, I can't say I'm satisfied about this performance. Way too passive, even pushing most of the time. Vika should send Vera a gratitude cake for her useless play today.

I can only be glad that Vika is in the final, but not about the way she did it. Beating Kvitova is nigh impossible from here. Also worried about the lack of celebration.

Raiden
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:33 PM
No finger-wagging today? :lol:

ElusiveChanteuse
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:33 PM
Pusher Vika.:oh: But it's enough to beat Bepa.:shrug:
Bepa :hug: Thanks for losing. At least you won't be embarrassed again. See you next year.:cheer:

Winners/UE
Vika 5/15
Bepa 27/47
:tape:

ElusiveChanteuse
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:34 PM
Pusher Vika.:oh: But it's enough to beat Bepa.:shrug:
Bepa :hug: Thanks for losing. At least you won't be embarrassed again. See you next year.:cheer:

Winners/UE
Vika 5/15
Bepa 27/47
:tape:

#kArLoS#
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:35 PM
Vera didnt deserve to win with that horrendous level of play :sad: :mad:

Congrats to Azarenka,I guess but I hope Kvitova prevails tomorrow

delicatecutter
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:36 PM
Great job Vika! :D

Should be a fun final! Can't wait! :cheer:

n1_and_uh_noone
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:36 PM
:haha:

It is good Bepa wants to step up the aggression, but really? Missing routine returns off puffball serves? Poor stuff, even when she could easily overpower Azarenka when she chose to.

Wert.
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:37 PM
:o

MB.
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:37 PM
Vera was clearly exhausted. Vika...good luck in the final.

Mynarco
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:38 PM
What's wrong with Vika?

itzhak
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:39 PM
Interesting interview with Vika, she said that what happened yesterday was "disaster" and that she hope to get support from the crowd again. This is why she did not celebrate, it was kind of apology...

HuHu
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:41 PM
http://i39.tinypic.com/e9sn0z.jpg

Trih
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:41 PM
Feel sorry for Vera, but she made waaaay to many errors. :[
Vika :hug: happy she's in the final, I don't think she played bad (even if this win is much Vera's "work") but she has to do more to beat Kvitty tomorrow. Really hope she raises her level and hope to see a nice match.
You could totally see she felt sorry about yesterday night, during the interview, that's what the lack of celebration was about, imo. :hug:

pav
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:42 PM
Vika deserves the final, but Bepa, just a bit of a wreck at this time:sad:

Belmont Lad
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:42 PM
OOOF, that was like watching paint dry. :yawn: Hopefully Kvitova will make short work of Shrieka in the final.

Vikapower
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:44 PM
Vika too much balls down the middle without any kind purpose, too much shots missed off the FH side whilst attempting absolutely nothing etc... and the most outraging thing is that the very times Zvonareva would find the rhythm Vika would be put 6ft. away from the ball. :(

Good luck Vika anyways. :)

Break My Rapture
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:44 PM
Interesting interview with Vika, she said that what happened yesterday was "disaster" and that she hope to get support from the crowd again. This is why she did not celebrate, it was kind of apology...
So that's what's up with her. And people call her a bitch and a brat. :facepalm:

cosmoose
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:47 PM
Vera was clearly exhausted. Vika...good luck in the final.

Vera had yesterday off. :lol:

Sp!ffy
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:48 PM
So that's what's up with her. And people call her a bitch and a brat. :facepalm:

How does that not make her a bitch? She realized that the crowd went against her and now she's all of a sudden realizing what she did was disrespectful? Either she's stupid or a brat.

Trih
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:48 PM
So that's what's up with her. And people call her a bitch and a brat. :facepalm:

I love your avatar. :lol:

gmak
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:48 PM
Vika :yeah: :D 1st big final of her career :D
you could see she felt really bad for yesterday's match, that's why she didn't celebrate :shrug:

Bepa :facepalm: :o
horrible match but a SF is more than i expected :hug:

pav
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:49 PM
Just on a side issue ,the "Winners are everything brigade" should be praising Bepa to great heights,even though she played like shit! The times I have read wankers coming out with the stupid statement on this board" But so &so had more winners"as if it some badge of honour,winners don't matter a shit if you lose the match!

StoneRose
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:50 PM
Feel sorry for Vera, but she made waaaay to many errors. :[
Vika :hug: happy she's in the final, I don't think she played bad (even if this win is much Vera's "work") but she has to do more to beat Kvitty tomorrow. Really hope she raises her level and hope to see a nice match.
You could totally see she felt sorry about yesterday night, during the interview, that's what the lack of celebration was about, imo. :hug::yeah:. Vera played attractive tennis today and created good positions for herself in rallies but she kept on missing the crucial points. If she had won the match by winning most of those points many would have thought this a good performance from her. Not a big surprise, Vera's hasn't been in really good form for quite some time now.

GL in final Vika :cheer:.

sammy01
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:50 PM
as me and dawntreader were saying on facebook, this match might as well have been a dubai qtr final. no sense of occasion, no fighting for dear life. just pointless rallies that ended in errors. vika just pushing every ball into play and serve as slow as ever, with vera having no sense of point construction or tightening up her game at crucial times.

this was a YEC semi final, but i often see more fight, effort and trying to win in 10k itf matches, were it is 3 points on the line and a few hundered dollars. disgraceful.

Fuzzylogic
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:51 PM
I've been very unimpressed with Azarenka's stats(except her serving stats) in her last 3 matches.

Break My Rapture
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:52 PM
I love your avatar. :lol:
Good. You should tell that to Mary Cherry.

marineblue
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:53 PM
Just on a side issue ,the "Winners are everything brigade" should be praising Bepa to great heights,even though she played like shit! The times I have read wankers coming out with the stupid statement on this board" But so &so had more winners"as if it some badge of honour,winners don't matter a shit if you lose the match!

:worship:

Patrick345
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:54 PM
Interesting interview with Vika, she said that what happened yesterday was "disaster" and that she hope to get support from the crowd again. This is why she did not celebrate, it was kind of apology...

Unfortunately it looked sincere. She acted ashamed, like she had to apologize for reaching the final. That attitude wonīt give her any chance to beat Kvitova. Would like her chances more, if she had embraced her villain role.

Break My Rapture
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:55 PM
How does that not make her a bitch? She realized that the crowd went against her and now she's all of a sudden realizing what she did was disrespectful? Either she's stupid or a brat.
The crowd was not going against her this match. :lol: Stop seeing things that are not happening.
She actually apologized to a crowd for not putting in full effort the day before, how many players do that? It really shows that she seems to like Istanbul and the crowds here (which is vice versa). This is not something a bitch would do.

marineblue
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:56 PM
The commentators on Eurosport said that Vika might be now on the edge so the lack of celebration was on purpose so that she did not lose control of her emotions.
Could be something about it since she is not one of the calmest players out there.

Sp!ffy
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:56 PM
Just on a side issue ,the "Winners are everything brigade" should be praising Bepa to great heights,even though she played like shit! The times I have read wankers coming out with the stupid statement on this board" But so &so had more winners"as if it some badge of honour,winners don't matter a shit if you lose the match!

Azarenka fans are now using Wozniacki arguments? You guys are heading down the wrong road...:lol:

Patrick345
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:57 PM
I've been very unimpressed with Azarenka's stats(except her serving stats) in her last 3 matches.

Azarenka doesnīt hit outright winners, but forces tons of errors.

Pushers allow the opponents to control the rallies, Azarenka has only done that in one set, today against Self-Destructareva.

Break My Rapture
Oct 29th, 2011, 05:58 PM
Azarenka fans are now using Wozniacki arguments? You guys are heading down the wrong road...:lol:
Can you read? This person is talking about Zvonareva, and is a fan of hers.

Trih
Oct 29th, 2011, 06:01 PM
Good. You should tell that to Mary Cherry.
I think I didn't understand... :unsure: anyway it was a good comment, i really like it, maybe i used a wrong smile laughing. :unsure: :confused:
How does that not make her a bitch? She realized that the crowd went against her and now she's all of a sudden realizing what she did was disrespectful? Either she's stupid or a brat.
I don't really often see someone apologize like that to a crowd, so I respect that.
If she really didn't give a shit about the spectators, and don't care about the cheering, I don't think she would have said those things today...

ElusiveChanteuse
Oct 29th, 2011, 06:02 PM
Interesting interview with Vika, she said that what happened yesterday was "disaster" and that she hope to get support from the crowd again. This is why she did not celebrate, it was kind of apology...

That raise up questions: How does she know what's been discussed "behind the scene" and why does she put so much concern on that?:oh:

Trih
Oct 29th, 2011, 06:06 PM
That raise up questions: How does she know what's been discussed "behind the scene" and why does she put so much concern on that?:oh:

I guess because she's smart enough to understand that someone may have not liked the way she played yesterday (which I personally do not condemn because it was a "useless" match), and she wanted to apologize...

pav
Oct 29th, 2011, 06:07 PM
Can you read? This person is talking about Zvonareva, and is a fan of hers.
It was just a general observation really, I always get a bit amused with the constant going on about winners,as if they mean everything :)

StoneRose
Oct 29th, 2011, 06:08 PM
I think I didn't understand... :unsure: anyway it was a good comment, i really like it, maybe i used a wrong smile laughing. :unsure: :confused:
Mary cherry made it. It's brilliant.

Sp!ffy
Oct 29th, 2011, 06:09 PM
I think I didn't understand... :unsure: anyway it was a good comment, i really like it, maybe i used a wrong smile laughing. :unsure: :confused:

I don't really often see someone apologize like that to a crowd, so I respect that.
If she really didn't give a shit about the spectators, and don't care about the cheering, I don't think she would have said those things today...

Wait...she apologized? Did she actually say she was sorry? :haha: Sounded to me more like a botched effort to fix her ruined image. :lol:

Rafito.
Oct 29th, 2011, 06:12 PM
People still going on about her last match. Move on.

Trih
Oct 29th, 2011, 06:14 PM
Wait...she apologized? Did she actually say she was sorry? :haha: Sounded to me more like a botched effort to fix her ruined image. :lol:

No, she didn't clearly say it but it sounded like she was sorry about the bad match yesterday. :shrug:
BTW I agree with Rafito, time to move on from yesterday, that case is closed for me. :)

Cleffa
Oct 29th, 2011, 06:15 PM
How does that not make her a bitch? She realized that the crowd went against her and now she's all of a sudden realizing what she did was disrespectful? Either she's stupid or a brat.

I didn't watch the whole match between Vika and Marion when did the crowd went against her? Cause I watched the end and when her name was announced as she walks off court after losing I heard a lot of cheering. When was the time the crowd went against her? 2nd set? 3rd set? Did they actually booed her?

Anyhow Azarenka deserves the spot Vera couldn't even deal with herself she had many opportunities to break and many that could've hold serve but failed. If she could up her game and play at a level like when she played Pennetta then no doubt she would deserve the spot way more than Vika today. Even if she played at a level like she played Wozniacki this week would've been more competitive...

LUVMIRZA
Oct 29th, 2011, 06:18 PM
Wait...she apologized? Did she actually say she was sorry? :haha: Sounded to me more like a botched effort to fix her ruined image. :lol:

look whos taking about image:spit:

Temperenka
Oct 29th, 2011, 06:20 PM
Got the job done. Way to go, Vika! :)

Good luck in the final.

Vikapower
Oct 29th, 2011, 06:25 PM
Azarenka doesnīt hit outright winners, but forces tons of errors.

Pushers allow the opponents to control the rallies, Azarenka has only done that in one set, today against Self-Destructareva.

[...] I personally found that Zvonareva was more missing because of her inability to put any sort of attacking shots inside the court than Victoria forcing errors...

A quick look 5-15 (57), 24-47 (47) Vika only forced 5 errors to 8 for Zvonareva, which means over more than 60% of Vika's points were won on Zvo's complete stupidity in attack.

Sp!ffy
Oct 29th, 2011, 06:27 PM
look whos taking about image:spit:

:haha::haha: What exactly are you alluding to?

Mistress of Evil
Oct 29th, 2011, 06:34 PM
poor Verochka :awww::hug: Nice to see her play with a smile :kiss: Vikaria must lose, a title win with such a ugly tank would be disgrace for tennis and we have had enough of that!

PLP
Oct 29th, 2011, 06:39 PM
Pusher Vika.:oh: But it's enough to beat Bepa.:shrug:
Bepa :hug: Thanks for losing. At least you won't be embarrassed again. See you next year.:cheer:

Winners/UE
Vika 5/15
Bepa 27/47
:tape:

:help:

I missed it, was it really that bad?

Coconut91
Oct 29th, 2011, 06:40 PM
Yay! Good luck in the final :hearts:

No celebration, though. She almost seemed ashamed.

Yeah, she did. She said she had to change her mentality because yesterday it was a disaster. At least she admitted it. Now we may move on :)

Kvitova's so going to beat her tomorrow, but it feels right that this final at the end of the year is played between these two players. :)

guapogreg08
Oct 29th, 2011, 07:10 PM
lol i love how everyone is acting like vika is the first person to ever have tanked a match at the yec

LCS
Oct 29th, 2011, 07:50 PM
It's like Vera only came here to spoil Woz's party :lol:

Patrick345
Oct 29th, 2011, 07:53 PM
It's like Vera only came here to spoil Woz's party :lol:

And itīs not enough that she came here to save the world? :lol:

Fantasy Hero
Oct 29th, 2011, 08:45 PM
well done Vika to let Vera selfimplode as usual :lol:
please do your best tomorrow

miffedmax
Oct 29th, 2011, 08:52 PM
http://adage.com/images/random/1207/27snickers121707.jpg

Suck the Snickers, haters.


Lena's bangs.

Corswandt
Oct 29th, 2011, 08:56 PM
Anticlimactic. In this matchup, Toria used to be the main aggressor. Not so today.

Zvonareva was hitting much more penetrating shots throughout. It was the errors and the DFs that did her in. Zvonareva used to have a better FH than Toria, now they're about even - Toria's remains harmless, Zvonareva's has become unreliable.

Corswandt
Oct 29th, 2011, 08:57 PM
Suck the Snickers, haters.


Lena's bangs.

A Crusader vs a King Tiger with a drunk driver it is.

miffedmax
Oct 29th, 2011, 09:21 PM
A Crusader vs a King Tiger with a drunk driver it is.

Crusader = Lena with bangs. :drool:

Uranus
Oct 29th, 2011, 09:44 PM
Not expecting much from Vera in FC next week, then she has 2 months to recover from Thursday's disaster. It seems she has not. Such awful play today. I am actually not getting my hopes very high for next year. She'll be hovering around the lower top 10 at best.

Beat
Oct 29th, 2011, 11:27 PM
:Vera played attractive tennis today

:spit:

StoneRose
Oct 30th, 2011, 12:13 AM
More honest to not quote things out of context. She constructed points well in a lot of rallies and made a horrible amount of UE's trying to finish them.

Steadyniacki
Oct 30th, 2011, 12:47 AM
How do you make 47 UE in 17 games :unsure:

Tatcher
Oct 30th, 2011, 12:48 AM
Is Vika pusher now ?? :help::tape:

Temperenka
Oct 30th, 2011, 01:02 AM
Is Vika pusher now ?? :help::tape:

Watch these highlights and decide for yourself. Watch the first 2 minutes and the last 2 minutes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1zOJDUCPmQ

It's clear she isn't a pusher. Some idiots on this board label players pushers when they don't hit 30+ winners. When in reality, a player can be aggressive without hitting tons of winners (like Vika).

Svetlana)))
Oct 30th, 2011, 02:55 AM
Azarenka fans are so defensive :happy:

Temperenka
Oct 30th, 2011, 02:58 AM
Just setting the record straight. :)

But at the end of the day, it doesn't matter what any of us think!

Vika is still awesome. :bounce:

Mikey.
Oct 30th, 2011, 03:49 AM
Such a disappointment after the previous SF. Neither player seemed that lively or focused. Hopefully Vika can pick it up for the final.

Brad[le]y.
Oct 30th, 2011, 04:19 AM
47 errors from Zvonareva
5 winners from Azarenka
2 sets

:spit:

Renalicious
Oct 30th, 2011, 04:26 AM
Who knew Vera could be ZvonaERROR. :o

Chakvenus
Oct 30th, 2011, 06:24 AM
zvonareva should be tethered to a pole until she can get her shit together. i'm despising her now even more than normal, and i LOVE me some vika!!

ps i'm drunk.

BartoliBabes
Oct 30th, 2011, 11:20 AM
Azarenka needs a good stern talking to(if she hasn't already got it):help:
her attitude sickens me:rolleyes: and 'brat' is the only word that comes to mind:o
here's to a Kvitova win today:)

Patrick345
Oct 30th, 2011, 03:03 PM
Azarenka needs a good stern talking to(if she hasn't already got it):help:
her attitude sickens me:rolleyes: and 'brat' is the only word that comes to mind:o
here's to a Kvitova win today:)

Thatīs rich coming from a Bartoli fan. :happy:

sammy01
Oct 30th, 2011, 03:12 PM
im still lol at this match. vika makes a YEC final hitting 5 winners in the semis :tape:

croat123
Oct 30th, 2011, 03:31 PM
the fact that this was the level of a YEC semifinal says a lot about the game right now :o

Mistress of Evil
Oct 30th, 2011, 03:44 PM
im still lol at this match. vika makes a YEC final hitting 5 winners in the semis :tape:

Princess Karolina approves bar the grunting! :hearts::bowdown:

LUVMIRZA
Oct 30th, 2011, 05:50 PM
im still lol at this match. vika makes a YEC final hitting 5 winners in the semis :tape:

you do know that Vera was in SelfDestruct mode right?:oh:

LCS
Oct 30th, 2011, 05:55 PM
Azarenka fans are so defensive :happy:

:lol:

Mikey.
Oct 30th, 2011, 06:02 PM
Princess Karolina approves bar the grunting! :hearts::bowdown:

:happy: