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MK Ultra
Feb 22nd, 2012, 09:06 AM
Commentators just announced it.

Dado90
Feb 22nd, 2012, 09:07 AM
expected .

young_gunner913
Feb 22nd, 2012, 09:08 AM
Smart move, rest up for IW and more importantly Miami.

madmax
Feb 22nd, 2012, 09:08 AM
good...Jules in QF then:hearts:

Steff_forever
Feb 22nd, 2012, 09:08 AM
Jule very lucky...

mk27
Feb 22nd, 2012, 09:09 AM
good...Jules in QF then:hearts:

I think she must play against a LL :shrug:

M.P
Feb 22nd, 2012, 09:10 AM
Mona just can't rest :oh:

TheBoiledEgg
Feb 22nd, 2012, 09:12 AM
Good choice Vika :)
Long term gain much better than short term pain

sammy01
Feb 22nd, 2012, 09:13 AM
walkoverenka :inlove:

now she is a slam champion she wont even give the peasents the pleasure of a retirenka win :drool:

saul1333
Feb 22nd, 2012, 09:16 AM
Rest up :)

TheBoiledEgg
Feb 22nd, 2012, 09:16 AM
When you slam champ these 470 pt events are small cheese.

Johnbert
Feb 22nd, 2012, 09:18 AM
vika is afraid of the expecting loss against jules and retires! such a coward!

:crazy:

MAGIKARPETTA
Feb 22nd, 2012, 09:18 AM
Italian's ES commentator said Goerges will face LL Barthel :shrug:

Miracle Worker
Feb 22nd, 2012, 09:19 AM
It's good :oh:

Now Caroline can win her maiden 2012 title here.

Sombrerero loco
Feb 22nd, 2012, 09:19 AM
who is replacing her?

Mynarco
Feb 22nd, 2012, 09:19 AM
Expected.

Rest Maria!
Feb 22nd, 2012, 09:20 AM
There's no one to stop Aga now :oh:

Patrick345
Feb 22nd, 2012, 09:22 AM
There's no one to stop Aga now :oh:

Yeah she seems really motivated running away with the Peer match. :lol:

supermodno2
Feb 22nd, 2012, 09:23 AM
Italian's ES commentator said Goerges will face LL Barthel :shrug:

Is Barthel still in Dubai? :confused:

Patrick345
Feb 22nd, 2012, 09:25 AM
JJ is awful again. She just doesn´t care. Instead of playing a simple passing shot, she overhits a lob by two metres and that forehand volley again. She should just let all balls pass to avoid that embarrassment. :tape:

EDIT: Wrong thread. Wwhatever.

Patrick345
Feb 22nd, 2012, 09:26 AM
Is Barthel still in Dubai? :confused:

Let´s hope so. Great opportunity for some easy points, if she can keep it together.

Martian Jeza
Feb 22nd, 2012, 09:35 AM
Smart move from Vika ! Heal your ankle and kick some ass at Indian Wells and Miami ! :yeah:

QuestJon
Feb 22nd, 2012, 09:37 AM
Didn't it seem during the match Goerges - Kussy that Goerges already knew it?
Knew that there was more behind a win than a next round punishment by Vika?

Mynarco
Feb 22nd, 2012, 09:40 AM
JJ is awful again. She just doesn´t care. Instead of playing a simple passing shot, she overhits a lob by two metres and that forehand volley again. She should just let all balls pass to avoid that embarrassment. :tape:

EDIT: Wrong thread. Wwhatever.

Patrick :lol:

I hope Barthel is still in Dubai :lol:

Steff_forever
Feb 22nd, 2012, 09:42 AM
Vika should have announced it yesterday
a day sooner or later would not have changed anything about her injury... :o

Gilas.
Feb 22nd, 2012, 10:14 AM
So Kvitova withdraws after the draw was made so Aga loses 1R bye and had to play 2hrs :rolleyes:
Then Azarenka withdraws giving Caro walkover to the finals.

God, I love my home torunament this year :rolleyes:

NeKo
Feb 22nd, 2012, 10:15 AM
vika is afraid of the expecting loss against jules and retires! such a coward!

:crazy:

:rolleyes: Best joke on this thread so far.

goldenlox
Feb 22nd, 2012, 10:16 AM
Look at Kim after her ankle vs Li. Playing with a bad ankle is crazy. Lets hope Vika can make IW. Kim cant
But skipping this week is obvious move. Important move.

Jane Lane
Feb 22nd, 2012, 10:17 AM
Good move. :yeah: Rest up bb.

Miracle Worker
Feb 22nd, 2012, 10:18 AM
Look at Kim after her ankle vs Li. Playing with a bad ankle is crazy. Lets hope Vika can make IW. Kim cant
But skipping this week is obvious move. Important move.

I think Kim doesn't want.

The Last Unicorn
Feb 22nd, 2012, 10:20 AM
It's not Barthel but Dellacqua... And they moved Görges from CC to C1 :-)

Yoncé
Feb 22nd, 2012, 10:21 AM
Good decision.

Coldfront
Feb 22nd, 2012, 10:23 AM
So casey gets to play?

Looking forward to seeing someone different win for a change :lol:

Yoncé
Feb 22nd, 2012, 10:24 AM
Then Azarenka withdraws giving Caro walkover to the finals.

Not if she has play Dani in the semis :oh:

AliceMariaRenka
Feb 22nd, 2012, 10:26 AM
Sad for her fans but wise.

goldenlox
Feb 22nd, 2012, 10:26 AM
Crt 1: A.Radwanska-Peer, Kirilenko-Ivanovic, [LL] Dellacqua-Goerges
Center: JJ-Pennetta, Safarova-Stosur, Hantuchova-Peng, Wozniacki-Halep

Miracle Worker
Feb 22nd, 2012, 10:26 AM
Julia should play in QF without match in 2nd round. They should pretend that match Vika vs Julia is nothing more but normal match without player with BYE in 1st round.

Gilas.
Feb 22nd, 2012, 10:27 AM
Not if she has play Dani in the semis :oh:


Oops you're right :oh:

And just saw Mona is playing Julia in 2r :eek: At least some good came from Vika's withdrawal :cheer:

EDIT: Seriously, who is playing Julia in 2r??? :o

Johnbert
Feb 22nd, 2012, 10:29 AM
i'm confused. is now mona or dellacqua the ll? :confused:

Mynarco
Feb 22nd, 2012, 10:29 AM
Dellacqua :lol: a bye for Julia

NeKo
Feb 22nd, 2012, 10:32 AM
Is Azarenka still considered unbeatable this year if she retired?

Gilas.
Feb 22nd, 2012, 10:32 AM
Dellacqua :lol: a bye for Julia

I hope Mona didn't leave too early :crying2: but Julia should seriously take advantage of this.

itzhak
Feb 22nd, 2012, 10:32 AM
From the new Schedule you can hint that Kirilenko is still very doubtful, otherwise Ana-Maria would be moved to CC.

C. Drone
Feb 22nd, 2012, 10:37 AM
Is Azarenka still considered unbeatable this year if she retired?

"withdraw" more like, and yes. A walkover would be arguable, but luckily didnt happen.

goldenlox
Feb 22nd, 2012, 10:42 AM
This builds more suspense for IW with Vika undefeated heading into a mandatory.
If Vika wins IW, then she's defending Miami, has the streak, and Serena, Kim should be playing.
That would be something

Jane Lane
Feb 22nd, 2012, 10:45 AM
Dellacqua :lol: a bye for Julia

:haha: Didn't Julia lose to Lepchenko last week?

StoneRose
Feb 22nd, 2012, 10:49 AM
Smart move, I wonder why she waited this long? Maybe to see how well the foot would heal and finally deciding it wasn't worth it.

Johnbert
Feb 22nd, 2012, 10:55 AM
:haha: Didn't Julia lose to Lepchenko last week?

there are no "byes" for julia. on a bad day, she can lose to nearly everyone :o

Trih
Feb 22nd, 2012, 10:57 AM
You forgot "BOMBSHELL!"
Wise choice Vika. :)

doujyr
Feb 22nd, 2012, 11:10 AM
shame they couldn't swap mariak vs ivanovic tothe main court, much better than jugs vs a ll

Mynarco
Feb 22nd, 2012, 11:12 AM
:haha: Didn't Julia lose to Lepchenko last week?

Oops I forgot :tape:

Break My Rapture
Feb 22nd, 2012, 11:16 AM
Sucks, was really looking forward to a Wozniacki thrashing.

Rest up and do it in IW. :hug:

moviemac
Feb 22nd, 2012, 11:19 AM
shame they couldn't swap mariak vs ivanovic tothe main court, much better than jugs vs a ll

Neither match is on CC. They moved Peng-Hantuchova to CC, other matches on C1.

doujyr
Feb 22nd, 2012, 11:24 AM
right, thanks.

centipede
Feb 22nd, 2012, 11:29 AM
It's good :oh:

Now Caroline can win her maiden 2012 title here.

Caro would have beaten Vika anyway.

guichard
Feb 22nd, 2012, 11:35 AM
Azarenk comments :



Last week it was already hurt in the semi-final, and in the final I tried to do everything, you know, to be able to play. It took a lot of sacrifice by taking a lot painkillers, but apparently didn't get better,” said the 22-year-old. “I had to adjust my movement, compromise in other parts of my body which started it hurt, and it's just too much of a risk. Obviously very disappointing (to withdraw from Dubai). But it's life. It's sport. I just have to take care of it and that's it.




http://sport360.com/article/world-no1-victoria-azarenka-withdraws-dubai-duty-free-tennis-championship

C. Drone
Feb 22nd, 2012, 11:42 AM
Caro would have beaten Vika anyway.

i dont know if this a bitter Kvitty fan´s voice or tea hacking accounts around here. :oh:

bbjpa
Feb 22nd, 2012, 11:54 AM
Another Piotr conspiracy to let his sunshine chances for another meaningless title :rolleyes:

Maria rocks
Feb 22nd, 2012, 11:55 AM
Gives someone else a chance of winning i guess.

Navratil
Feb 22nd, 2012, 12:04 PM
Sucks, was really looking forward to a Wozniacki thrashing.

Rest up and do it IW. :hug:

Do you really think that Wozniacki can reach the semi? :lol:

Navratil
Feb 22nd, 2012, 12:04 PM
Lucky Goerges! When Azarenka retired against her in Stuttgart last year she went on to win the tournament :D

fouc
Feb 22nd, 2012, 12:13 PM
I was hoping BYE got her first win over #1 :sad:

Excelscior
Feb 22nd, 2012, 12:22 PM
Good Move for Vika.

Leave the scraps to the rest of the peasants. Plus no need to risk further injury, and/or a loss, right before the American Hardcourt season and Miami, from over play.

Maybe it's Retire-Renka no more (as an earlier poster said). The Pony one. Sorry I forgot how to spell your name. Good for Vika!

Now isn't Lisicki still left in this tournament?

I keep hearing about vultures in Woz and Aga (I'm not calling them that, they are), and I know she's not playing well, but maybe someone in the German Posse (namely Lisicki, Barthel or Georges) may shock???? :confused: :eek: :confused:

Just throwing it out there. I know Barthel is tired, Lisicki is slumping and Georges, is well Julia Georges (though I like her). :help: :lol: :help:

Mistress of Evil
Feb 22nd, 2012, 12:23 PM
Since it ain't an actual WALKOVER and there is a LL entering in her place, the streak is still alive, I guess. :shrug:

Utautai
Feb 22nd, 2012, 12:35 PM
:awww: enjoy your Dubai vacation Vika. :cool:
Or has she already completed her committments for the event and flying back to Monaco/Arizona?
* oh, and does this mean another player who gets a ZERO pointer this week? :facepalm:

Six Feet Under
Feb 22nd, 2012, 12:56 PM
Expected, damn Marion's draw would have opened up significantly.

Barthel for the title.

gulzhan
Feb 22nd, 2012, 12:57 PM
Right decision of course. Now the field is open for Wozniacki ;)

Jimmie48
Feb 22nd, 2012, 01:04 PM
Meh..sucks. I was looking forward to see Julia play Vika...

Pris
Feb 22nd, 2012, 02:38 PM
Will be fined, no?

TheBoiledEgg
Feb 22nd, 2012, 03:03 PM
Vika lost 280 pts by her withdrawal

Meaning that her Marbella title no longer in her beat 14

SAISAI-GOAT
Feb 22nd, 2012, 03:18 PM
fined and lost 280 points :devil:

Charlatan
Feb 22nd, 2012, 03:24 PM
wise decision, vika

rechi
Feb 22nd, 2012, 03:24 PM
as expect from me. Vika is smart enough. She can handle the fine for sure ;) She won't risk a more serious injury in the beginning of a season. There are more tasks to come. Move on, heal the ankle and get some time out of tennis to get the mind fresh and hungry for winning!

bbjpa
Feb 22nd, 2012, 03:24 PM
fined and lost 280 points :devil:

Wozniacki can dream again of #1 spot after this dramatical loss of points :lol:

TheBoiledEgg
Feb 22nd, 2012, 03:24 PM
fined and lost 280 points :devil:

what do small pocket change fines and 280 pts matter when she's gonna win another 2000 pts in March and 2M+

SAISAI-GOAT
Feb 22nd, 2012, 03:28 PM
she is not winning IW and Miami ... those tournaments have Na, Petra, Maria and in the case of Miami, Serena and Kim in the field :bigwave:

TheBoiledEgg
Feb 22nd, 2012, 03:32 PM
she is not winning IW and Miami ... those tournaments have Na, Petra, Maria and in the case of Miami, Serena and Kim in the field :bigwave:

Na & Kim :happy:
Kim & Serena arent in IW
Na Li will lose isnt relevant
Petra who knows

Break My Rapture
Feb 22nd, 2012, 03:47 PM
Vika lost 280 pts by her withdrawal

Meaning that her Marbella title no longer in her beat 14
Another zero pointer? So you don't just get one for withdrawing from commitment Premier 5, but for withdrawal from any premier?

miffedmax
Feb 22nd, 2012, 03:50 PM
What a horrible week for the LOB. :sad:

I think Sabs is the last one standing.

Edit: Oh, Caro. :facepalm: Duh.

Charlatan
Feb 22nd, 2012, 03:51 PM
she is not winning IW and Miami ... those tournaments have Na, Petra, Maria and in the case of Miami, Serena and Kim in the field :bigwave:

well, vika actually has owned Na, Kim, Maria :tape: right in this season...too bad for you

dsanders06
Feb 22nd, 2012, 03:51 PM
Another zero pointer? So you don't just get one for withdrawing from commitment Premier 5, but for withdrawal from any premier?

Only for Premiers for which you'd committed to at the start of the season, I think.

Her withdrawal makes sense. I think she only planned on playing it because she had her eye on a match against Kvitova, she really had nothing to gain from playing it.

Mynarco
Feb 22nd, 2012, 03:52 PM
Vika lost 280 pts by her withdrawal

Meaning that her Marbella title no longer in her beat 14

Dubai is just a Premier tournament. Will it also count towards her ranking? That's harsh :o

SAISAI-GOAT
Feb 22nd, 2012, 03:55 PM
Another zero pointer? So you don't just get one for withdrawing from commitment Premier 5, but for withdrawal from any premier?

in addition to the 4 slams and the 4 Premier Mandatory, the top 10 players at end of 2011 must commit to 4 of the 5 Premier 5 and 2 of the Premier 700 (does not include the ones the week before slam) at the beginning of 2012 ... if they withdraw from any of these committed tournaments they get a 0

Vika, Petra, Na and Petko all committed to Dubai as a P700 so they get a 0 this week :lick:

Lulu.
Feb 22nd, 2012, 04:00 PM
She's so winning Indian Wells.

Break My Rapture
Feb 22nd, 2012, 04:03 PM
Only for Premiers for which you'd committed to at the start of the season, I think.

in addition to the 4 slams and the 4 Premier Mandatory, the top 10 players at end of 2011 must commit to 4 of the 5 Premier 5 and 2 of the Premier 700 (does not include the ones the week before slam) at the beginning of 2012 ... if they withdraw from any of these committed tournaments they get a 0

Vika, Petra, Na and Petko all committed to Dubai as a P700 so they get a 0 this week :lick:
OIC. Thanks!
She's so winning Indian Wells.
:oh:

jasonbloom
Feb 22nd, 2012, 04:07 PM
She's so winning Indian Wells.
No, IW2012 is Daniela title:oh:

Martina CZ
Feb 22nd, 2012, 04:19 PM
I really wish Vika to heal and rest well - I experienced untreated ankle myself, it took about 5 months to heal properly after trying to overcome it with tape and painkillers (and about 3 more not necessary matches). Get well, we need some bait: looking forward to Vika - Petra match, hopefully in their best :yippee: :aparty:

Pris
Feb 22nd, 2012, 04:23 PM
what do small pocket change fines and 280 pts matter when she's gonna win another 2000 pts in March and 2M+

knock by wood, guy