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Mynarco
May 15th, 2012, 12:10 PM
Not a good match :o

Tenis Srbija
May 15th, 2012, 12:11 PM
Petra :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:

sweetadri06
May 15th, 2012, 12:11 PM
Terrible match. Pavly played ok, but Petra really needs to step up to get far in this tournament.

Jane Lane
May 15th, 2012, 12:12 PM
Not impressive.

M.P
May 15th, 2012, 12:12 PM
Petra get some confident for youself :o

Reptilia
May 15th, 2012, 12:12 PM
When will Petra step it up already? :o

Tenis Srbija
May 15th, 2012, 12:12 PM
When will Petra step it up already? :o

Wimbledon :oh:

StoneRose
May 15th, 2012, 12:12 PM
Nastya should work on her serve, also on fitness probably. Some beautiful ball striking but this is not enough.

flareon
May 15th, 2012, 12:13 PM
Pavs had so many chances...

Israel
May 15th, 2012, 12:15 PM
8 DF's? Really?

Vikapower
May 15th, 2012, 12:16 PM
Didn't have the impression Petra was comfortable rallying on this surface at all. Nastya played a good match but serve and mental still -- She's looking better every week exept for conditioning etc.

ranfurly
May 15th, 2012, 12:16 PM
I don't know what the fuck that was, but christ.

Pavlyuchenkova, lay of the Pavlova, you're moving around the court like some obese child waddling too the pantry in search of sugar.

You're Ball striking is very nice on alot of occasions, such a waste of talent if you don't give up the pies and cakes

LeRoy.
May 15th, 2012, 12:18 PM
Darren Cahill is coaching Pavs ?

Jane Lane
May 15th, 2012, 12:20 PM
Darren Cahill is coaching Pavs ?

She's adidas, so probably.

Holdsworth
May 15th, 2012, 12:20 PM
Petra :facepalm: :facepalm: Awful game

C. Drone
May 15th, 2012, 12:23 PM
I was more disgusted the level of play by Petra, because Nastia being so useless is no surprise.

this was baaaaad.

John.
May 15th, 2012, 12:24 PM
Petra :facepalm: A win is a win, but seriously, get it together

aloeball
May 15th, 2012, 12:27 PM
Oh my gosh. Was it 15 break points??? It's only when she's down that she concentrates, focuses, gets the footwork going and stays low on the shot.

Obviously its disconcerting that she's gotten to break points in the first place. The other players arent going to show mercy.

I'm sick of seeing this average Petra all fucking year. Seriously. What the fuck is up with her ?? Racquet?? Change of tactics from David ?

C. Drone
May 15th, 2012, 12:27 PM
Petra is in terrible form. Good luck defending SF pts at RG.

R4

winnermax
May 15th, 2012, 12:29 PM
Although She took her first win in Rome 75 64, I think it was really a terrible match for her,no exaggeration.It seems that everything went to the wrong side,including her serve(8DF and 15BP in her game)and ,her hitting.She looked like the real cow on the ice.She is so floating.She may lose the concentration in the match,many UEs seemed ridiculous!And I didn't see any confidence and excitement on her face.

LeRoy.
May 15th, 2012, 12:33 PM
My bad. I thought she lost to Li Na in the Sf. :tape:

#kArLoS#
May 15th, 2012, 12:46 PM
Nastia is slowly improving,atleast now she looks better than she was in the last months(which,had to be said,isnīt too hard to do) :tape:. Still,wasting chances left and right,e.g,,BPs, wonīt get you anywhere :(

Queenpova
May 15th, 2012, 12:51 PM
This chick will be out of the top 10 in a year

ElusiveChanteuse
May 15th, 2012, 01:03 PM
How dire the match even just watching the first 3 games of the second set.:tape: Better step it up Petra.:o Unless you have plans to peak at slams only and confident in doing so.

Gilas.
May 15th, 2012, 01:08 PM
ballbashing tennis as its best :hearts:

Belmont Lad
May 15th, 2012, 01:26 PM
Keep improving Nastya.

Halepsova
May 15th, 2012, 01:39 PM
She's lucky to face Pav. :lol:

vozas
May 15th, 2012, 01:51 PM
Pavlyuchenkova you're moving around the court like some obese child waddling too the pantry in search of sugar.

:happy::happy::happy:

Stonerpova
May 15th, 2012, 02:27 PM
This was never going to be a good match. Good on Kvitova for scraping through.

Zojirushi
May 15th, 2012, 03:26 PM
Not the best Petra that's for sure, but it's enough to beat Pavlyuchenkova:lol:

dsanders06
May 15th, 2012, 04:41 PM
Are people finally going to drop this ridiculous theory that Petra's game is better suited to clay than "outdoor hardcourts" now? :lol: The idea that "outdoor hardcourts" were too slow for her to hit through, yet she'd have no problems with that on an even slower surface, was always incomprehensibly and logic-defyingly retarded - it was always obvious that Petra's game's effectiveness would be on a sliding scale from fastest surfaces to slowest (grass obviously being the best for her, then outdoor hardcourts, then clay as the least effective for her, Madrid aside). She's paying the price for not taking the spring hardcourt swing anywhere near seriously enough. Hopefully now she'll actually knuckle down and put in an effort for the US Open Series where she actually has a chance of doing well if she gets over that ridiculous mental block, rather than relying on magically doing well whenever she plays in Europe even when it's on surfaces that aren't at all suited to her game.

Pavs :facepalm: Genuine chance for a win here, which could've finally got something going for her (her problems now seem to be mainly confidence rather than actually playing bad, so if she'd got a confidence boost from winning this match she maybe could've won a couple more matches here).

I don't know what the fuck that was, but christ.

Pavlyuchenkova, lay of the Pavlova, you're moving around the court like some obese child waddling too the pantry in search of sugar.

You're Ball striking is very nice on alot of occasions, such a waste of talent if you don't give up the pies and cakes

I love her, but :hysteric:

Asta
May 15th, 2012, 04:42 PM
Kwitty

Coconut91
May 15th, 2012, 05:31 PM
Nastya should work on her serve, also on fitness probably. Some beautiful ball striking but this is not enough.

True. What I don't get is why she doesn't go for her first serve when it's actually quite good. Maybe she still feels pain on the shoulder, maybe she wants to avoid DFs, but I think the main issue right now with her is her attitude. Brussels and some other MMs may be a great opportunity to regain some confidence.

Anyway, the true dissapointment here was Petra, strangely enough. She looked more miserable than Pavs out there. Painful to see as I love both. :sad: I still think the change of racquet has messed with her game to some extent.

Roookie
May 15th, 2012, 05:39 PM
She won a match :bowdown:

Berlin_Calling
May 15th, 2012, 07:21 PM
Nastia please lose 20 pounds between now and RG :tape:

saul1333
May 15th, 2012, 07:28 PM
Good stuff, but not a great match.

donellcarey
May 15th, 2012, 07:34 PM
Nastya, at least she's coming back:shrug:

gmak
May 15th, 2012, 07:40 PM
Nastya :hug: :( tough luck
slowly improving though, so that's a good sign

HRHoliviasmith
May 15th, 2012, 07:47 PM
A win is a win, I guess. Good luck in the next round.

gorre
May 15th, 2012, 08:54 PM
Petra: :) GL in the R3 :cool: :smooch:

Spring Pools
May 15th, 2012, 09:24 PM
The only way I can understand this scoreline is if Petra was playing right handed.

missvarsha
May 15th, 2012, 10:31 PM
Ludmilla really needs to be careful of not falling into the very easy trap of believing her own hype.
Unless she wants to be another Alex Stevenson, or Sabine Lisiki.

(BTW, I know that Ludmilla's career is already more successful than both of those examples, but in reality she has had one good year with a few big wins. So far she hasn't been able to bak it up.)

Shvedbarilescu
May 15th, 2012, 11:05 PM
Are people finally going to drop this ridiculous theory that Petra's game is better suited to clay than "outdoor hardcourts" now? :lol: The idea that "outdoor hardcourts" were too slow for her to hit through, yet she'd have no problems with that on an even slower surface, was always incomprehensibly and logic-defyingly retarded - it was always obvious that Petra's game's effectiveness would be on a sliding scale from fastest surfaces to slowest (grass obviously being the best for her, then outdoor hardcourts, then clay as the least effective for her, Madrid aside). She's paying the price for not taking the spring hardcourt swing anywhere near seriously enough. Hopefully now she'll actually knuckle down and put in an effort for the US Open Series where she actually has a chance of doing well if she gets over that ridiculous mental block, rather than relying on magically doing well whenever she plays in Europe even when it's on surfaces that aren't at all suited to her game.

Pavs :facepalm: Genuine chance for a win here, which could've finally got something going for her (her problems now seem to be mainly confidence rather than actually playing bad, so if she'd got a confidence boost from winning this match she maybe could've won a couple more matches here).



I love her, but :hysteric:

Because of one match that she won in straight sets, albeit by a more competitive score than one might have expected? No.

One rusty victory in the 1st round of a tournament hardly makes for a strong argument that she is better on outdoor hardcourts than she is on clay. Any serious look at her entire career results will tell you that Petra is substantially better on clay than she is on outdoor hard.

Monica_Rules
May 15th, 2012, 11:45 PM
Petra :)

Smitten
May 16th, 2012, 04:39 AM
Chunkova. :bigcry:

Belmont Lad
May 16th, 2012, 05:45 AM
OOF, I just watched the whole match, some truly abysmal tennis. :help: Even at her present level Nastya could have won this match if she had converted more of the seemingly endless number of break points she had. :(

Daniel
May 16th, 2012, 11:25 AM
Petra :)