PDA

View Full Version : Rome R3: Kvitova def. Cirstea 62 57 62


Mynarco
May 17th, 2012, 10:53 AM
the 2nd set has some of the worst tennis I've seen this year.
Cirstea choked a 5*-1 lead by making boatload of errors, Kvitova then lost serve at 5*-6.
Kvitova only hit amazing winners from 4-2* 30-30 FS

GL against Kerber...you need it.

Kvitova 16-29 Cirstea 19-31 (2nd set alone Kvitova was 4-18)

Curcubeu
May 17th, 2012, 10:54 AM
Good taking a set against #4, problem is that #4 played barely #100 in the 2nd.

On to Roland Garros.

Libertango
May 17th, 2012, 10:54 AM
Ugh. I do like Cirstea, but she's SO hit and miss and she is NOT smart. So frustrating to watch :help:

Petra looked flat for most of it, but finished well.

Juju Nostalgique
May 17th, 2012, 10:55 AM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

vozas
May 17th, 2012, 10:55 AM
As expected, Kerber is gonna make the semis. Kvitova has been consistently bad all year.

Vuvurenka
May 17th, 2012, 10:55 AM
Both played horrible during the 2nd set :o Petra fighting back all the way to 5 all only to fold :o Oh well at least she won, but she needs to pick it up big time against Kerber or she's gonna get killed by Kerber

Alycia.
May 17th, 2012, 10:56 AM
Sorana :(
Congrats Petra and GL against Kerber. :)

espana
May 17th, 2012, 10:57 AM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-sH6h70Oo8jU/T7TZUA6JRKI/AAAAAAAAAVY/rbZ5gnZ6CbU/s1600/Cirstea-Kvitova.jpg

Johnbert
May 17th, 2012, 10:58 AM
cirstea :facepalm:

Sasja
May 17th, 2012, 11:00 AM
Petra :awww: GL against Kerber :unsure:

Sori :hug:

borrowedheaven
May 17th, 2012, 11:00 AM
The problem is the movement. In the second set Petra often stood there like a rock. Whenever she gets her feet moving, she's actually a very competent rallyer on the dirt.

Smitten
May 17th, 2012, 11:02 AM
Cirstea still with abysmal shot selection same as 2009. Going for idiotic low percentage shots from dumb positions on court.

The same shit she was doing when she was building steam on tour back then. I remember when she played Wimbledon R3 against Azarenka what a mess.

Wozzilroy
May 17th, 2012, 11:05 AM
Petra Kvitova is so funny. Why do she make playing tennis look like she is doing COMMUNITY SERVICE

And as for Sorana, she may have will power and fire power, but she don't got no brain power, still , I do like her

The highlights of the match was just like the crowd, SPARSE

mac47
May 17th, 2012, 11:07 AM
Petra has two wins over Kerber already this year, one on indoor hard in Ostrava for Fed Cup, one on indoor red clay at Stuttgart. So I like her chances, especially if she gets her shit together like she did in the last set.

Still, her serve was MIA today, and she can't beat Angie without serving well. Both these previous encounters were quite close: one break each set at Stuttgart (6-4, 6-4?), and a three-setter in Fed Cup.

BlueTrees
May 17th, 2012, 11:25 AM
Sorana's returns in the third set :facepalm:

Tenis Srbija
May 17th, 2012, 11:31 AM
Sori :hug: Nice effort!
Petra :smash:

Tenis Srbija
May 17th, 2012, 11:31 AM
Sorana's returns in the third set :facepalm:

That one in the forth or fifth game was just :happy:

Mynarco
May 17th, 2012, 11:32 AM
That one in the forth or fifth game was just :happy:

was that the one with 4 return errors :spit:

gorre
May 17th, 2012, 11:44 AM
As expected, Kerber is gonna make the semis. Kvitova has been consistently bad all year.

:rolleyes: prob you forgot AO(SF) and Fed cup(4-0). Well, not as good as last year, but now it's time for change and taking the title! :)

Come on PETRA !!!!! :smooch: :cool: ;)

Tenis Srbija
May 17th, 2012, 11:45 AM
was that the one with 4 return errors :spit:

Nah, I was thinking about that one moon aimed return :lol:

Kon.
May 17th, 2012, 11:47 AM
Some of the errors in this match. :lol:

iPatty
May 17th, 2012, 12:01 PM
Petra has two wins over Kerber already this year, one on indoor hard in Ostrava for Fed Cup, one on indoor red clay at Stuttgart. So I like her chances, especially if she gets her shit together like she did in the last set.

Still, her serve was MIA today, and she can't beat Angie without serving well. Both these previous encounters were quite close: one break each set at Stuttgart (6-4, 6-4?), and a three-setter in Fed Cup.

She didn't play Kerber in Fed Cup.

PetraReeMona
May 17th, 2012, 12:04 PM
Petra has two wins over Kerber already this year, one on indoor hard in Ostrava for Fed Cup, one on indoor red clay at Stuttgart. So I like her chances, especially if she gets her shit together like she did in the last set.

Still, her serve was MIA today, and she can't beat Angie without serving well. Both these previous encounters were quite close: one break each set at Stuttgart (6-4, 6-4?), and a three-setter in Fed Cup.

Hi Babe :hug:

:secret: She played Julia and Sabine in Germany (I think). She played Errani and Schiavone in Ostrava

Break My Rapture
May 17th, 2012, 12:07 PM
Pretty shittastic play from both. Kvitova needs to improve quickly or Queen Vulture won't be the only player to start passing her in the rankings.

ElusiveChanteuse
May 17th, 2012, 12:10 PM
Petra :cheer:

dsanders06
May 17th, 2012, 02:53 PM
AT LAST some form going :hysteric:

PetraReeMona
May 17th, 2012, 02:54 PM
Eventually she plays well at the end!

http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-dance011.gif

evana
May 17th, 2012, 03:21 PM
Petra :):)

M-K
May 17th, 2012, 03:23 PM
Watching the match now, is it just me or does Cirstea really tries to copy Ivanovic? The firstpumps, hair and cap while getting ready to return etc..

HRHoliviasmith
May 17th, 2012, 03:26 PM
Good for Petra! Keep it up.

misty1
May 17th, 2012, 03:28 PM
i can hardly wait to see how petra handles the pressure of defending a grand slam

toxina90
May 17th, 2012, 03:55 PM
Thank you for taking out the trash Petra :hearts:

TennisAddict84
May 17th, 2012, 07:34 PM
Petra was clearly injured. First serve speeds were way below normal. And then not having her serve obviously affected the rest of her game. Not sure if she'll recover in time against Kerber, but hopefully she'll be 100% for RG

Asta
May 17th, 2012, 07:44 PM
It seems Cirstea made a good fight today..too bad just one set :(

Berlin_Calling
May 17th, 2012, 08:10 PM
What is wrong with Kvitova? The number that sticks out like a sore thumb is 0 aces in a three set match :confused: She would've been long gone if her opponents were competent. She is lucky that she ran into brainless Nastia and Sorana :facepalm: I expect her to pick it up against Kerber.

edificio
May 17th, 2012, 08:42 PM
I hope she (KvittyGOAT) really doesn't have an ab strain. This match was so strange.

TennisAddict84
May 17th, 2012, 09:00 PM
What is wrong with Kvitova? The number that sticks out like a sore thumb is 0 aces in a three set match :confused: She would've been long gone if her opponents were competent. She is lucky that she ran into brainless Nastia and Sorana :facepalm: I expect her to pick it up against Kerber.

Seems to be a stomach strain based on what I saw. That's why she couldn't serve at full speed.

fede33
May 17th, 2012, 09:12 PM
losing 1 set against this garbage? :help::help::help::help::help:

C. Drone
May 17th, 2012, 09:45 PM
stats just bizarre. 4W/3UE in first set :haha:

laurie
May 17th, 2012, 10:41 PM
Well, I just watched this match on a re-run I recorded today. It was almost like tennis from out of space :spit: I'm not sure I've seen tennis quite like this before, the errors were extraordinary.

In fact, Cirstea looks and has all of the mannerisms of Ivanovic, but plays like Rezai, hit and see what happens more or less. Kvitova hit some great shots in the last 3 games of the match.

Obviously Kvitova will have to play a lot better tomorrow. A night match, a full crowd, a very good opponent should have her much more motivated to play better and move her feet much more.

I'm an advocate of winning ugly to get a run going and build some confidence, Petra certainly did that today, good for her.

The Dawntreader
May 17th, 2012, 10:42 PM
Kvitova playing someone less agile, more reckless is a surprising luxury for her this year.

footygirl
May 17th, 2012, 11:10 PM
did anyone see who chaired kvitova v cirstea's match