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DaMatz
Feb 23rd, 2012, 06:21 PM
Nice fight Jule :yeah:, so glad she won

now against Wozniacki ;)

Inger67
Feb 23rd, 2012, 06:22 PM
Julia :hearts:

saul1333
Feb 23rd, 2012, 06:23 PM
Good stuff :yeah:

gmak
Feb 23rd, 2012, 06:23 PM
Julia :yeah: :D :)
well done, nice final game :drool:

good luck against Caro :rocker:

Aravanecaravan
Feb 23rd, 2012, 06:23 PM
Way to go, Jules! :) Now go have Caro for breakfast again tomorrow!

JackFrost
Feb 23rd, 2012, 06:23 PM
Jules :woohoo:

Jane Lane
Feb 23rd, 2012, 06:23 PM
Hypeges en fuego. :eek: Can she beat Woz on hard? :oh:

GoofyDuck
Feb 23rd, 2012, 06:23 PM
Wonder if the result would of had been the same if that ace of Julia wasn't incorrectly called in......

Neverthless I am happy for her and hopes she beats Caroline tomorrow.

also nice kisses at the net :D

edit: WOOW impressive stats by Julia!

Shinjiro
Feb 23rd, 2012, 06:23 PM
The crowd seems to really like her. :)

edificio
Feb 23rd, 2012, 06:24 PM
Very entertaining match. Well played. Good stats.

No complaints from me.

delicatecutter
Feb 23rd, 2012, 06:24 PM
Amaze stuff from Jules! :hearts:

Great fight from Dani too. :hug:

Mixal
Feb 23rd, 2012, 06:24 PM
Gorgeous performance(s).

HuHu
Feb 23rd, 2012, 06:25 PM
http://i41.tinypic.com/vzheed.jpg

Steff_forever
Feb 23rd, 2012, 06:25 PM
I was really suprised about the way she served it out :hatoff:


Dani :hug: :sad: :hug: :sad: :hug: :sad: :hug:
Julia :bowdown: :smooch:

NyCPsU
Feb 23rd, 2012, 06:25 PM
It was a good match. Julia should beat Caro pretty easily tomorrow playing like that. :yeah:

Daniela played good tennis as well, just slow starts to both the second and third sets killed her. Was down 4-0 and *3-0 in each and fought back but not enough today. Still a good tournament, showing good form, and going to peak in time for Indian Wells. :hearts:

Sammo
Feb 23rd, 2012, 06:26 PM
Bah, Daniela could have done way better than that in the 3rd set.

SwingVolley93
Feb 23rd, 2012, 06:26 PM
:cheer:
good match

Raiden
Feb 23rd, 2012, 06:26 PM
Julia's got big bo.. er brains.

She had an exquisite plan that was perfectly aimed at keeping the tall and lanky Hantu off of her comfort zone and on the move as much as possible.

Hantu seem to be not much of a thinker/tactician and so she ends up losing resolutely despite having the more powerful groundstrokes.

Steff_forever
Feb 23rd, 2012, 06:28 PM
It was a good match. Julia should beat Caro pretty easily tomorrow playing like that. :yeah:

Daniela played good tennis as well, just slow starts to both the second and third sets killed her. Was down 4-0 and *3-0 in each and fought back but not enough today. Still a good tournament, showing good form, and going to peak in time for Indian Wells. :hearts:
THIS !

Talula
Feb 23rd, 2012, 06:28 PM
Nice fight from Dani in the 3rd- a bit more like that more often and she could have won, but Julia played some great shots.

Julia has a great chance against Caroline.

robpal
Feb 23rd, 2012, 06:28 PM
Really good match and fantastic fight from both players. I'm glad Julia won :drool:

Specter
Feb 23rd, 2012, 06:29 PM
Good stuff :yeah:

Jimmie48
Feb 23rd, 2012, 06:31 PM
Great stuff, good to see Julia getting some good results on HC finally.

She's really gearing up to become Germany's #1 now :)

pov
Feb 23rd, 2012, 06:31 PM
I wanted Hantuchova to win this match. Oh well. Congrats to Goerges.

Sharapovian
Feb 23rd, 2012, 06:32 PM
:worship: Great win Julia. The part of the match that I did get to see, both were playing quite well but Julia was coming up with fantastic shots. The winner-error ratio looks good too.

StoneRose
Feb 23rd, 2012, 06:34 PM
Great stuff, good to see Julia getting some good results on HC finally.

She's really gearing up to become Germany's #1 now :)Angelique has more chance to do that. Goerges has a lot of points to defend on clay in the near future.

Johnbert
Feb 23rd, 2012, 06:35 PM
http://i41.tinypic.com/vzheed.jpg

49/27 :eek: :worship:

:clap2:

jules :kiss:

Kampi
Feb 23rd, 2012, 06:35 PM
Nicely done, Jule.:worship::kiss::worship: BIG CONGRATS. Now bring on "Da Woz":armed:

Doully
Feb 23rd, 2012, 06:37 PM
http://i41.tinypic.com/vzheed.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f337/Gainsy/_31fbbe99124dab4e96c48e06f5b2ec67.jpg

49/27 W/UE rate.
Is this really the WTA?

Jimmie48
Feb 23rd, 2012, 06:38 PM
Angelique has more chance to do that. Goerges has a lot of points to defend on clay in the near future.

She doesn't even have that much to defend, a win and a SF... she can easily improve on her RG result and the HC results and Wimbledon leave lots of room for improvement as well.

aselto
Feb 23rd, 2012, 06:38 PM
She's really gearing up to become Germany's #1 now :)
Each week, a different German is supposed to take over Andrea's place.:p :angel: (I think long term Angelique has the most potential to achieve that)

Great match, congrats to both Julia and Daniela.

RobM88
Feb 23rd, 2012, 06:38 PM
I wish I could have seen this match! It was interesting that this was their first meeting ever, apparently.

(This also makes me want to see what other Top 25 players have never played each other...hmmm.)

Sounds like Julia played excellently! Hope she can keep that up again vs. Caroline! ;)

Also looks like a nice "payday" for getting to the Semifinals... :drool:

Steff_forever
Feb 23rd, 2012, 06:42 PM
Julia new #16 :D

RobM88
Feb 23rd, 2012, 06:42 PM
She doesn't even have that much to defend, a win and a SF... she can easily improve on her RG result and the HC results and Wimbledon leave lots of room for improvement as well.

Agreed - yes the two weeks for Stuttgart and Madrid is a significant amount of points... but she has this week and I think especially Indian Wells and Miami where she can gain ground, in addition to Roland Garros. And who says she can't do well in Stuttgart and Madrid again? :cool:

StoneRose
Feb 23rd, 2012, 06:43 PM
She doesn't even have that much to defend, a win and a SF... she can easily improve on her RG result and the HC results and Wimbledon leave lots of room for improvement as well. A win and a SF is quite a lot. And i don't see her improve that much, today was ok, tomorrow? From what i've seen sofar Angelique is at least more consistent and surely a better HC player where most of the tournaments are played. Afaik they're both not very good on grass.

Jimmie48
Feb 23rd, 2012, 06:44 PM
Agreed - yes the two weeks for Stuttgart and Madrid is a significant amount of points... but she has this week and I think especially Indian Wells and Miami where she can gain ground, in addition to Roland Garros. And who says she can't do well in Stuttgart and Madrid again? :cool:

Yes definitely, I think she's one of the top contenders on clay.

StoneRose
Feb 23rd, 2012, 06:44 PM
Each week, a different German is supposed to take over Andrea's place.:p :angel: (I think long term Angelique has the most potential to achieve that)

Great match, congrats to both Julia and Daniela.Or Petko if she recovers.

DaMatz
Feb 23rd, 2012, 06:45 PM
Julia new #16 :D

Yes!! :yeah: - and very good tournament for Jule :)

Johnbert
Feb 23rd, 2012, 06:46 PM
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f337/Gainsy/_31fbbe99124dab4e96c48e06f5b2ec67.jpg

49/27 W/UE rate.
Is this really the WTA?

haha, my reaction was exact the same :lol:

Vikapower
Feb 23rd, 2012, 06:46 PM
Daniella really has a beautifully timed down the line which is a nightmare straight on Julia's forehand. Daniela's flat shots and effortless redirection (especially in the third set) are really efficient also on that surface but Julia showed determination and fight certainly what won her 60% of the match with her great talent. :drool:

That's the way to go Julia. :D

robpal
Feb 23rd, 2012, 06:48 PM
She doesn't even have that much to defend, a win and a SF... she can easily improve on her RG result and the HC results and Wimbledon leave lots of room for improvement as well.Remeber who you're talking about. She lost to Zakopalova and Lepchenko last 2 weeks :D
Great she finally played two consecutive great matches. I hope it's not her last word in Dubai :devil:

madmax
Feb 23rd, 2012, 06:53 PM
Julia way too good even for well playing Dani:cheer:
Trash the pusher and save the tour again tomorrow Jules

Adrian.
Feb 23rd, 2012, 07:04 PM
Jule :eek::inlove::yeah:

Excelscior
Feb 23rd, 2012, 07:05 PM
It was a good match. Julia should beat Caro pretty easily tomorrow playing like that. :yeah:

Daniela played good tennis as well, just slow starts to both the second and third sets killed her. Was down 4-0 and *3-0 in each and fought back but not enough today. Still a good tournament, showing good form, and going to peak in time for Indian Wells. :hearts:

Wow! Great match and stats by Jules.

As far as your comments, "is anything really ever certain and easy with Julia Georges (except for last year at Stuttgart and Madrid)?" :lol: :eek: :lol:

Come on. Julia may win, could win, should win. But who the hell knows with her, most times? :lol: :confused: :lol: Caro's got some motivation as well. She may be tougher than you think! Remember she's a fighter.

We'll see? Should be a good match though. I'm hoping for fireworks.

Valanga
Feb 23rd, 2012, 07:09 PM
Scaring stats from Goerges :eek:

$uricate
Feb 23rd, 2012, 07:10 PM
Pretty good match :D

I have to say I was rooting for both :oh:
Julia has really grown on me and by the end I felt like she deserved the match. I feel like Im cheating on Dani :sobbing:

Still a good week for her and tbh Julia has a better shot at taking out Woz.

Good stats from both girls.

Now rest up Daniela and win Indian Wells :)

Tennis Observer
Feb 23rd, 2012, 07:17 PM
Was an entertaining & on exciting match on elevated level to watch. At the end of the day Julia

won almost $ 100 grand on prize money,
booked a ticket for her first SF (additional $ 100K+ on stake) since 220K Luxembourg 2011 to play tomorrow the featured match against former WTA # 1 and defending Champion Caroline Wozniacki who she defeated in back-to-back tournaments on red clay last spring and
will be top tier seed at Indian Wells and Miami as well.

She doesn't even have that much to defend, a win and a SF... […].

Julia accumulated 2,605 ranking points during the last 52 weeks. 1,040 ranking points (= 40%) coming from the Championship in Stuttgart (470 ranking points), a SF in PM Madrid (450 ranking points) and QF at Family Circle Cup (120 ranking points which she can almost compensate with a R2 of P5 Toronto 2011).
Julia defeated one Top 20 [Jelena Jankovic (# 14) at P5 Toronto 2011] and eight Top 50 players [Daniela Hantuchova (# 21) & Svetlana Kuznetsova (# 27) at P Dubai 2012; Petra Cetkovska (# 31) & Shahar Peer (# 37) at P Paris [Indoors] 2012; Polona Hercog (# 35) at Australian Open 2012; Lucie Safarova (# 37) at French Open 2011, Anabel Medina Garrigues (# 43) at Wimbledon 2011 & Tamira Paszek (# 45) at 220K Luxembourg] after PM Madrid 2011.
Taking only the relevant results into account, Julia will not be seeded either in Stuttgart or Madrid, at French Open she is # 29 and in Wimbledon she is # 25.

Michael!
Feb 23rd, 2012, 07:19 PM
well done Julia :yeah:
Had to leave after the 1st set, really surprised that she was able to turn it around :eek: :D

Daniela :hug:

Blu€
Feb 23rd, 2012, 07:19 PM
Dani :[:tears: didn't want to face one of her BFF :hug:

Richie's
Feb 23rd, 2012, 07:27 PM
Julia cut her UEs off and win ;)
Nice try Daniela. But the win is much more needed ...

Charlatan
Feb 23rd, 2012, 07:30 PM
:bounce: 49 winners julia :yeah: good luck in the semi

zveeen
Feb 23rd, 2012, 07:31 PM
Well done Julia :yeah:

C. Drone
Feb 23rd, 2012, 07:39 PM
could have been easier not starting every set double break down, Danka :facepalm: :hug:

Lulu.
Feb 23rd, 2012, 07:46 PM
Dani. :(
Still a good tournament.

Stevecw
Feb 23rd, 2012, 07:51 PM
Great win Julia, so many winners :woohoo:

Best of luck in semi to her! :)

FerrerFan123
Feb 23rd, 2012, 08:14 PM
The match was so intense. :sobbing: I was there. I was cheering like a maniac! :sobbing:

Joelina
Feb 23rd, 2012, 08:27 PM
this shoulb be a final, both were playing amazing tennis and both are in great forms, now we have to watch on some awful matches with Wozniacki, JJ or rude Aga :rolleyes:

Break My Rapture
Feb 23rd, 2012, 08:28 PM
Yas good job JuGs. :cheer: Struggling through her matches but gaining confidence.

Julia nearly hitting 50 winners. :worship:

Beny
Feb 23rd, 2012, 09:04 PM
Both these players were miles better than either player in the previous quaterfinal. Ana and Caro were awful. 90 UE and 42 winners. while Daniela and Julia combined had the same amount of UE (in a three set match) as Ivanovic in a two set loss :help: and 75 winners

No doubt Goerges will win comfortably tomorrow if she keeps agressive and hit winners

Stonerpova
Feb 23rd, 2012, 09:33 PM
Didn't see the match but I'm thrilled at the result. Some killer stats from Julia. After this event she's back to her career high ranking of 16 :cheer:

Make the final :yeah:

rucolo
Feb 23rd, 2012, 10:42 PM
Sexy Julia was amazing for most of the match! :worship::bounce:

Great win, important ranking points. Very impressed, love her game when on :hearts:

Hantuchova :hug:

rucolo
Feb 23rd, 2012, 10:43 PM
http://i41.tinypic.com/vzheed.jpg

49 Winners, 27 UEs ! :bowdown:

The Kaz
Feb 23rd, 2012, 11:19 PM
http://i41.tinypic.com/vzheed.jpg

Good quality match it seems :eek:

Pops Maellard
Feb 24th, 2012, 12:10 AM
Wow, come on JuGs, Caro going down next match :armed:.

tennis-insomniac
Feb 24th, 2012, 07:36 AM
http://i41.tinypic.com/vzheed.jpg
49/27 W/UF, winner/UF differentiate is +22 : That is a very amazing stat !

Now look back at this stat, collected almost a year ago when she had played the very best tennis in Stuttgart. (credit to HuHu for a screencap)

Against Stosur in SF round the winner/UF differentiate is, surprisingly, exactly the same +22! (W/UF-50/28)
http://i51.tinypic.com/4iocq8.jpg


I'll say if she keeps playing at "this" level she has a great chance repeating what she had done in Stuttgart.

Juanes
Feb 24th, 2012, 07:44 AM
Daniela :hug:

Juju Nostalgique
Feb 24th, 2012, 11:13 AM
Take the push out babe!!! :drool: :hearts: :inlove:

CillyUltra
Feb 24th, 2012, 12:32 PM
Very much pleased by Julia's match. But you have to be honest, this was badly needed after going out with disappointing performances three times in a row.