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Miracle Worker
Feb 23rd, 2012, 10:43 AM
Solid win :worship:

JJ is back :cheer:

Just Do It
Feb 23rd, 2012, 10:44 AM
Lady :worship:

JJ Expres
Feb 23rd, 2012, 10:44 AM
Routine win, NID :shrug:

VeeJJ
Feb 23rd, 2012, 10:44 AM
Routine. :wavey:

Noctis
Feb 23rd, 2012, 10:44 AM
One legged Empress :bigclap:

Rest Maria!
Feb 23rd, 2012, 10:45 AM
Mugsur :o

Congrats to Empress for being solid enough.

Adrian.
Feb 23rd, 2012, 10:45 AM
JJ :eek::hearts:
Finally she is back on track :woohoo::cheer:

Johnbert
Feb 23rd, 2012, 10:45 AM
empress on her way back to #1, as i predict at the "top10" thread :smoke:

Pops Maellard
Feb 23rd, 2012, 10:45 AM
Lady fucking Jaja :bowdown:.

Sam :bigwave:.

winlaw
Feb 23rd, 2012, 10:45 AM
Sam played so poorly, forehand was a mess, volleys were a mess :sobbing:

DemiCrayanhan
Feb 23rd, 2012, 10:46 AM
"jankovic in command of her game...oh oh...if not what's in her mouth. oh dear, she's dribbled."

commentator was gold at the end there.

Talula
Feb 23rd, 2012, 10:46 AM
Wow, Sam looked so strong to begin with then as Jelena held firm Sam crumbled so quickly.

Well done Jelena. Eurosport said she now lives in Dubai so home turf!

On a trivial note, those sunglasses Sam wears creep me out!

killerqueen
Feb 23rd, 2012, 10:47 AM
So pleased for her. Use this to gain momentum JJ, your so much better than your last year. :lol:

Sylvester
Feb 23rd, 2012, 10:47 AM
Lady Jaja :banana:

The Kaz
Feb 23rd, 2012, 10:47 AM
Sam gave JJ that match... All Jelena had to do was keep the ball in and it was hers.

Sam biggest opponent is herself it seems nowadays :o

JJ can have this Dubai MM match... I want to see another RG SF, then we will see whose boss :devil:

SilverPersian
Feb 23rd, 2012, 10:47 AM
Oh Sam. Really not sure what to make of that performance. JJ didn't seem to be doing anything especially troublesome, just staying solid, serving decently and getting a lot of balls back.

Sam just had no confidence in her FH today :sad::hug:

Good job JJ.

Just Do It
Feb 23rd, 2012, 10:48 AM
JaJa is getting ready to win gold at the Olympics :drive:

Teseo
Feb 23rd, 2012, 10:48 AM
I have been quite impressed by Jankovic's performance today :eek: She played a clean tennis, and her backhand is a pure pearl of women's tennis. Still, too many silly errors for her.

As for Stosur, I have always the same opinion about her: good forehand (nothing impressive, though) and a good serve, but for the rest she has always except what a Grand Slam winner should have. If I were her, I would train her slice (too "physical"), because her 2-handed backhand makes no damages to her opponent.

Good luck Jelena in the semis :yeah:

FedererBulgaria
Feb 23rd, 2012, 10:49 AM
Sam was an error machine

pedropt
Feb 23rd, 2012, 10:49 AM
Keep it going JJ :cheer:

Bronx19
Feb 23rd, 2012, 10:49 AM
How can you mugs say JJ is back? Stosur was fucking woeful.

Slutiana
Feb 23rd, 2012, 10:49 AM
Still slow as fuck, but Jelena moved the ball around well, kept her depth and came up with a few very nice shots off both sides. Hilariously, her first serve is probably the best part of her game these days.

HuHu
Feb 23rd, 2012, 10:51 AM
http://i40.tinypic.com/33onpjp.jpg

ce
Feb 23rd, 2012, 10:51 AM
:oh:

SELVEN
Feb 23rd, 2012, 10:51 AM
JaJa you rock :yeah:

Kampi
Feb 23rd, 2012, 10:51 AM
Good and solid performance from our JJ.:worship::kiss::worship: Feels good to see her back in the semis of a big tourny. More of that please.

GO JJ:bounce:

BuTtErFrEnA
Feb 23rd, 2012, 10:52 AM
jj :cheer:

Taejin
Feb 23rd, 2012, 10:52 AM
How can you mugs say JJ is back? Stosur was fucking woeful.

Cry me a river :lol:

Lachy
Feb 23rd, 2012, 10:53 AM
Great job JJ. Lovely backhand as always :hearts:

Mynarco
Feb 23rd, 2012, 10:54 AM
Jaja in a WTA premier tournament semi-final. It's been a LONG while
well done woman.

louisa.
Feb 23rd, 2012, 10:54 AM
jj :cheer:

claypova
Feb 23rd, 2012, 10:54 AM
omg sam :spit::facepalm:

but yay for Jaja :D

Bronx19
Feb 23rd, 2012, 10:55 AM
Cry me a river :lol:

Watch JJ get cleaned up.

The wimp started double faulting against this....

Brena
Feb 23rd, 2012, 10:57 AM
Sam gave JJ that match... All Jelena had to do was keep the ball in and it was hers.

Sam biggest opponent is herself it seems nowadays :o

JJ can have this Dubai MM match... I want to see another RG SF, then we will see whose boss :devil:

...since Jelena really gave her all in that RG SF...

Still slow as fuck, but Jelena moved the ball around well, kept her depth and came up with a few very nice shots off both sides. Hilariously, her first serve is probably the best part of her game these days.

Yes. :awww: Way too many mishits. She played much much better in Brisbane. But still :woohoo: a SF! a SF! a SF!

Igorche
Feb 23rd, 2012, 10:58 AM
Bravo Jeco you showed her who is the boss :boxing:

FleetSeb
Feb 23rd, 2012, 10:58 AM
Sam gave JJ that match... All Jelena had to do was keep the ball in and it was hers.

Sam biggest opponent is Azarenka it seems nowadays :o

JJ can have this Dubai MM match... I want to see another RG SF, then we will see whose boss :devil:


:p

Towanda
Feb 23rd, 2012, 10:58 AM
Cry me a river :lol:

No one was crying about it. The fact is that it doesn't take brilliant tennis to beat someone who hits 15 winners and 39 UEs. Sam played really bad today, so it is hard to know if JJ is back. We'll know more if and when she manages to beat someone who doesn't completely suck in their match.

binky-GOAT
Feb 23rd, 2012, 10:59 AM
:o I guess Sam has already overachieved but I just can't stand her inconsistency :tape:

Patrick345
Feb 23rd, 2012, 11:00 AM
http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/funny-pictures-untitled.jpg

John.
Feb 23rd, 2012, 11:00 AM
JJ :cheer:

pj5
Feb 23rd, 2012, 11:02 AM
Sam gave JJ that match... All Jelena had to do was keep the ball in and it was hers.

Sam biggest opponent is herself it seems nowadays :o

JJ can have this Dubai MM match... I want to see another RG SF, then we will see whose boss :devil:

this is a huge win for Jelena. She wasn't expected to win. Her confidence was low, and fair enough, she needed all the help she could get from Sam. No doubt, any future matches between these two will not be this one sided. I can't see Stosur playing this badly again, ever. I think that she didn't give Jelena enough respect, thus paid the price. You are right she was fighting herself rather than JJ.

Johnbert
Feb 23rd, 2012, 11:02 AM
empress on her way back to #1, as i predict at the "top10" thread :smoke:

Miracle Worker
Feb 23rd, 2012, 11:04 AM
Wow, Sam looked so strong to begin with then as Jelena held firm Sam crumbled so quickly.

Well done Jelena. Eurosport said she now lives in Dubai so home turf!

On a trivial note, those sunglasses Sam wears creep me out!

She only pays taxes in Dubai :oh:

Brena
Feb 23rd, 2012, 11:06 AM
this is a huge win for Jelena. She wasn't expected to win. Her confidence was low, and fair enough, she needed all the help she could get from Sam. No doubt, any future matches between these two will not be this one sided. I can't see Stosur playing this badly again, ever. I think that she didn't give Jelena enough respect, thus paid the price. You are right she was fighting herself rather than JJ.

IIRC, she was even worse in their IW 2010 encounter. To quote another poster: that match had more frames than a picture gallery.
But even that performance was GOAT compared to Jelena's at RG.

Yoncé
Feb 23rd, 2012, 11:08 AM
Empress :rocker2: Take it all

Pops Maellard
Feb 23rd, 2012, 11:08 AM
this is a huge win for Jelena. She wasn't expected to win. Her confidence was low, and fair enough, she needed all the help she could get from Sam. No doubt, any future matches between these two will not be this one sided. I can't see Stosur playing this badly again, ever. I think that she didn't give Jelena enough respect, thus paid the price. You are right she was fighting herself rather than JJ.

I guess you don't watch many of her matches :lol:.

flareon
Feb 23rd, 2012, 11:12 AM
Well done Jelena this is really good performance happy for her now get the title.

Chim
Feb 23rd, 2012, 11:13 AM
Congrats JJ ;)

Get well soon Sam :hug:

Andy.
Feb 23rd, 2012, 11:21 AM
Well done JJ :cheer: Grab this title!!!

Fighterpova
Feb 23rd, 2012, 11:22 AM
Good tennis from Jelena :eek:
2012 has been okay so far, she has show signs of the old Jelena, but only signs. If she can remain focused and consistent I definitely see her back in the Top 10 :yeah:

sammy01
Feb 23rd, 2012, 11:23 AM
39 errors for stosur in 18 games, what an idiot.

still nice for jaja

goldenlox
Feb 23rd, 2012, 11:37 AM
Looks like Jelena is playing well again, ready for IW/Miami, where she used to be very good

Belmont Lad
Feb 23rd, 2012, 11:47 AM
Empress! :bowdown: JJ's first decent top 10 win since Cincinnati last summer, and in straight sets even! :eek: Keep going gurl! :kiss:

brickhousesupporter
Feb 23rd, 2012, 11:48 AM
Sam played so poorly, forehand was a mess, volleys were a mess :sobbing:
When aren't her volleys a mess?

MaBaker
Feb 23rd, 2012, 11:51 AM
http://i44.tinypic.com/2nbrmgz.gif

Big_Banana
Feb 23rd, 2012, 11:55 AM
JJ :inlove:

AcesHigh
Feb 23rd, 2012, 12:00 PM
This is your US Open champion.

Trickle
Feb 23rd, 2012, 12:04 PM
Samugtha Shanksur. :help:

Jane Lane
Feb 23rd, 2012, 12:09 PM
Empress to slay :rocker2:

olivero
Feb 23rd, 2012, 12:21 PM
Oh my god :cheer: so happy!
well done Jelenka!

Stonerpova
Feb 23rd, 2012, 12:40 PM
Welcome back Your Majesty :hearts:

Antoshka
Feb 23rd, 2012, 12:48 PM
Empress is back bitches :cheer:

Kairi
Feb 23rd, 2012, 12:48 PM
:haha:

Marcelo.
Feb 23rd, 2012, 12:53 PM
:yippee: Win the tournament now :cheer:
Samantha, girl :bigwave: :bigwave:

LCS
Feb 23rd, 2012, 12:55 PM
Very good from Jankovic. Her game plan was determinant to Stosur entering the loose cannon mode. Once she got into that it was wild until the end :lol: pretty pathetic actually the amount of framed shots one can hit. :help:

Sammo
Feb 23rd, 2012, 01:05 PM
:hysteric::facepalm:

Oh well it's good to see Jelena back, but anyway... from what I'm reading it sounds like it was a pretty pathetic performance by Sam :sobbing::rolleyes:

MM_1257
Feb 23rd, 2012, 01:23 PM
This post Slam illness is the most difficult one on WTA. Noone can get rid of it, ok, maybe Vika will/ did. Sam, what was that? :hysteric: Time for the Empress to conquer the WTA again. :help:

Anabelcroft
Feb 23rd, 2012, 01:25 PM
http://i40.tinypic.com/33onpjp.jpg

Jankovic outaces Stosur :lol:

Sammo
Feb 23rd, 2012, 01:48 PM
15-39 :hysteric:

oleada
Feb 23rd, 2012, 01:48 PM
This isn't some kind of fever induced dream, is it?

Jaja :cheer:

Juju Nostalgique
Feb 23rd, 2012, 01:52 PM
MUGSUR shiat again... :rolleyes: :smash:

Vikapower
Feb 23rd, 2012, 02:55 PM
This tournament...

dos Santos
Feb 23rd, 2012, 02:56 PM
JJ:banana:
Sammy :mad:

RenaSlam.
Feb 23rd, 2012, 02:56 PM
How did Stosur win the USO :tape: :fluke:

Ryan
Feb 23rd, 2012, 03:08 PM
Stats just prove that Sam was brutal, JJ was her below-average self. Keep trucking JJ. :cool:

vozas
Feb 23rd, 2012, 03:12 PM
Since she lives in the neighbourhood The Empress figured she might as well win the match out of boredom :worship::worship::worship: everything is always in her majestic racquet :worship:

Slay Vulturewanska now

Tuckii
Feb 23rd, 2012, 03:56 PM
Nice week Jelena :yeah:

dsanders06
Feb 23rd, 2012, 04:08 PM
This is your US Open champion.

Doing a lot better than the 2010 RG champion :wavey:

shoparound
Feb 23rd, 2012, 04:35 PM
Jaja Oo lala
But seriously Sam should have never won a US Open

Lucemferre
Feb 23rd, 2012, 04:39 PM
Jaja Oo lala
But seriously Sam should have never won a US Open

Yeah but she should've won RG so even though she beat Serena in the final,I'm still OK with her being a major winner. That RG run was worth a slam.

tennisbum79
Feb 23rd, 2012, 05:14 PM
Poor Stosur, she can't catch a break.
No honeymoon or grace period for the 11'USO winner

SAISAI-GOAT
Feb 23rd, 2012, 05:20 PM
Sam :tape:

Charlatan
Feb 23rd, 2012, 05:24 PM
peak TF as usual with their predication thread/vote the other day :haha: me included :sobbing:

Charlatan
Feb 23rd, 2012, 05:26 PM
How did Stosur win the USO :tape: :fluke:

because she played better tennis than anyone during the two week for the USO 11. DUH

Berlin_Calling
Feb 23rd, 2012, 05:36 PM
Shitty stats, but well done. Not getting too excited yet though, don't think I can handle another big letdown. Just please beat Ratwankska!!

marineblue
Feb 23rd, 2012, 05:52 PM
JJ starting to play well again. Nice win.

Linguae^
Feb 23rd, 2012, 05:55 PM
Jelena, proved me good today, keep working.

Lucemferre
Feb 23rd, 2012, 05:59 PM
because she played better tennis than anyone during the two week for the USO 11. DUH

Actually that is not true. She only played better in the final :tape:

ivanban
Feb 23rd, 2012, 10:03 PM
Is this for real?!!! :unsure: A top10 win?! Semifinal?! :tape:

rucolo
Feb 23rd, 2012, 10:57 PM
Nice Top 5 win, Jelena! :):banana:

Stosur was pretty bad, but Jelena returned well :drool:

hablo
Feb 23rd, 2012, 11:12 PM
JJ :speakles::bowdown:

J4m3ka
Feb 24th, 2012, 12:44 AM
Empress remembering how to play tennis for a tournament :eek:

Barktra
Feb 24th, 2012, 12:54 AM
WTA needs peak empress :bowdown:

Charlatan
Feb 24th, 2012, 01:53 AM
Actually that is not true. She only played better in the final :tape:

:yawn: not this again