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JustPetko
Feb 21st, 2012, 06:15 PM
It was really uncomfortable to watch injured Marion :o

NA-GOAT
Feb 21st, 2012, 06:15 PM
Shuai was down 0-3 in both sets :help:

but the osteoarthritis plagued Peng fought back to take out the hobbling Marion :hug:

http://i3.sinaimg.cn/ty/t/p/2012-01-08/1326021059_xaQjv0.jpg

Shuai's best win of 2012 and first top 10 victory since Brussels 2011 (I think) :eek: hopefully this will give Shuai some confidence :oh:

Marion maybe only played here in order not to get a 0 on her ranking and not lose her 16th result ... please do yourself a favor and withdraw from Kuala Lumpur and let Shuai be the top SEED there :hysteric:

Pasta-Na
Feb 21st, 2012, 06:16 PM
Cake :hug:

Mynarco
Feb 21st, 2012, 06:16 PM
Marion :o IIRC she's been playing three consecutive weeks now.
Rest up and please withdraw from KL.

Well done Peng. A win is a must here.

GoofyDuck
Feb 21st, 2012, 06:16 PM
Shuai was behind 0-3 in both sets :lol:

So happy for Shuai that she won :)

get some rest Marion :awww:

Talula
Feb 21st, 2012, 06:18 PM
Oh Marion, you may never win an Oscar but I'm sure you have a César!

What would we do without her?!

Still managed to play some great shots. Get well soon

BlueTrees
Feb 21st, 2012, 06:19 PM
ShuShu :inlove:

Marion :awww: :hug:

Young 8
Feb 21st, 2012, 06:19 PM
Wow

Peng voice is so sexy

GoofyDuck
Feb 21st, 2012, 06:20 PM
Cute oncourt interview :D I love the way she talks :haha:

TheBoiledEgg
Feb 21st, 2012, 06:20 PM
Bartoli should be banned for a month playing like that
It's a disgrace

Sombrerero loco
Feb 21st, 2012, 06:20 PM
NID. bartoli shouldnt have played this

NA-GOAT
Feb 21st, 2012, 06:20 PM
Marion has not played every week :shrug:

she always gets Fed Cup week off :tape:

and she had 2nd week of AO off :oh:

NA-GOAT
Feb 21st, 2012, 06:22 PM
Bartoli should be banned for a month playing like that
It's a disgrace

she did not want to get a 0 for withdrawing from a P700 ... unless the WTA changes its rules this will always happen :p

remember when Shuai got a win on red clay over Azarenka :tape:

Pris
Feb 21st, 2012, 06:23 PM
Fighter as is. Almost save last game on one leg.
Peng is useless though.

*JR*
Feb 21st, 2012, 06:23 PM
Wasn't my Favorite Flower hurting too? (Back injury) :scratch:

jedw
Feb 21st, 2012, 06:23 PM
:facepalm: oh dear, oh dear

good luck to Peng in next match.

Talula
Feb 21st, 2012, 06:25 PM
Bartoli should be banned for a month playing like that
It's a disgrace

In all seriousness I actually agree with this. It gives out all the wrong messages. But this is WTA and $$$$$$s.

Spring Pools
Feb 21st, 2012, 06:26 PM
Peng needs to learn how to hit that forehand cc...

Tennisfan06
Feb 21st, 2012, 06:27 PM
Marion :sobbing: Now rest a little or go to KL and snatch that title away from Peng :oh:

$uricate
Feb 21st, 2012, 06:27 PM
Shuarthiritis :cheer:

Now my two faves meet :drool:

Jorn
Feb 21st, 2012, 06:29 PM
Her dad is a doctor, he should have stopped her! :tape:

Gilas.
Feb 21st, 2012, 06:30 PM
Marion was up 3-0 in 1st set :unsure:
Hopefully she'll withdraw from KL. Nevermind the appearance fee :sobbing:

cn ireland
Feb 21st, 2012, 06:31 PM
Get better soon Marion:sad:

Excelscior
Feb 21st, 2012, 06:33 PM
We were just talking about Marion overplaying on another thread, and then this.

Mmmmmh. Up and down match. But I guess you can't be surprised Marion fizzled as some point.

Rest up Cake. And get ready for your next events.

Ferg
Feb 21st, 2012, 06:38 PM
Stupid for playing this Marion :facepalm: Pull out of KL.

Blu€
Feb 21st, 2012, 06:50 PM
Marion, not worth it really :banghead:

Talula
Feb 21st, 2012, 06:55 PM
Her dad is a doctor, he should have stopped her! :tape:

$$$$$$$$$$$$s I'm afraid. Even if it's your daughter. After all his livelihood depends on her. ;)

young_gunner913
Feb 21st, 2012, 06:56 PM
Congrats Shushu :yeah:

Maid Marion :hug:

Bartoli should be banned for a month playing like that
It's a disgrace

So should 90% of the players in your sig for how they play normally. :lol:

killerqueen
Feb 21st, 2012, 06:58 PM
Marion just take a freaking break. Your only going to cause yourself problems playing so much when your in such a poor condition.

jedw
Feb 21st, 2012, 07:03 PM
Bartoli should be banned for a month playing like that
It's a disgrace

:confused: trolling from a mod. :facepalm:

Mistress of Evil
Feb 21st, 2012, 07:19 PM
ShuShu :cheer:
Cake is the biggest WTA tourney whore at the moment :bowdown: she will destruct her body if she does not stop :awww:

the jamierbelyea
Feb 21st, 2012, 07:22 PM
Reminds me a lot of this match from 5 years ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bda-4erYE6g
Bda-4erYE6g

Melange
Feb 21st, 2012, 07:48 PM
Shuarthiritis :cheer:

Now my two faves meet :drool:

:drool: mugfest guaranteed

Pops Maellard
Feb 21st, 2012, 08:47 PM
SMH at greedy Marion, showing up injured at Dubai just for a 1R cheque :lol:.

Lulu.
Feb 21st, 2012, 09:24 PM
Marion. :sad:
Shouldn't of played. Get well.

mauresmofan
Feb 21st, 2012, 10:20 PM
Marion I must say didn't complain or do an oscar winning Platoon-esque Lisicki performance and got on with it so fair play to her. Rest up and recover Marion.

PetraReeMona
Feb 21st, 2012, 11:38 PM
Bartoli should be banned for a month playing like that
It's a disgrace

Shouldn't the same be said for Vika with the way she played Bartoli at the YEC last year? :shrug:

At least Bartoli had an injury, the same couldn't be said for Vika (for once)

Singleniacki
Feb 21st, 2012, 11:46 PM
Would she have got a 0 if she retired? This makes more sense then :lol:
I'm fine with this loss, her 16th/17th result is 200, so she would have had to make the final to do any impact.
Now, don't go to KL!

UDACHi
Feb 22nd, 2012, 12:18 AM
hmm not that i understand the rankings at all anymore but seems to me bartoli played this with good reason. :weirdo: who cares if she played injured peng gets a free pass to 2r. but alas tennisforum loves to cry about everything.

NA-GOAT
Feb 22nd, 2012, 12:44 AM
Would she have got a 0 if she retired? This makes more sense then :lol:
I'm fine with this loss, her 16th/17th result is 200, so she would have had to make the final to do any impact.
Now, don't go to KL!

not if she retire but if she withdraw

the top 10 players get 0 when they withdraw from their commitment Premier tournaments (Na, Kvitova and Pekotivc are getting 0 for missing Dubai)

ElusiveChanteuse
Feb 22nd, 2012, 12:11 PM
Onto KL Cake.:cheer:

longtin23
Feb 22nd, 2012, 01:30 PM
If she is really injured, how did she get 3-0 lead in both sets??

donellcarey
Feb 22nd, 2012, 01:37 PM
ShuShu:cheer:

ElusiveChanteuse
Feb 22nd, 2012, 02:17 PM
If she is really injured, how did she get 3-0 lead in both sets??

You have to ask Peng for that.:oh:

$uricate
Feb 22nd, 2012, 07:23 PM
:drool: mugfest guaranteed

Somehow mug + mug = amaze!

I think they cancelled each other out :)

manu32
Feb 22nd, 2012, 09:02 PM
No retirement why?

Bartoli's Boy
Feb 22nd, 2012, 11:20 PM
SMH at greedy Marion, showing up injured at Dubai just for a 1R cheque :lol:.

While I think it was a bad move to play this tournament if she knew she wouldn't be able to compete before the match... if all she cared about was the money, wouldn't she show up to the tournament and then retire?

Criticising her entering the tournament is one thing (and I wouldn't disagree), but doesn't she deserve credit for actually playing the match instead of taking the money without giving the tournament and fans a tennis match? She actually fought to win by breaking in both sets, so it isn't as if she just went through the motions. Personally, I figure she must have thought that she had a decent chance to win this match. And I guess she was right, since it was competitive. Probably down to Peng's form, but maybe that's why she thought it was worth a shot.

Sometimes it feels like damned if you do, damned if you don't.