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Chaosm21
May 18th, 2012, 08:48 PM
Top 10 :)

Sharakim
May 18th, 2012, 08:49 PM
Petra :help:

Libertango
May 18th, 2012, 08:49 PM
Yay :bounce:

I thought she'd lost it after the 2nd, but she buckled down.

I don't think petra was 100% :hug:

Blackowl_1
May 18th, 2012, 08:49 PM
Angie's defence was just marvelous...Top 10 - well deserved.Fell better soon Kvity :)

crazillo
May 18th, 2012, 08:49 PM
Great fight from Petra, she is the opposite of Azarenka one has to say.

Kerber :) Another good tournament after a slow start.

sweetadri06
May 18th, 2012, 08:49 PM
Kvitova injured, or else it would have been a win for her. However, Kerber did well to weather the storm, congrats on reaching the top 10. Well deserved. :)

Simugna Help
May 18th, 2012, 08:50 PM
Welcome to top 10, Angelique :yeah:
Petra, get well for RG :hug: it was painful to watch :sobbing:

StoneRose
May 18th, 2012, 08:50 PM
WD Angie, :cheer:. GL against Maria in SF, should be a good one.

Cosmic Voices
May 18th, 2012, 08:50 PM
petra, hopefully you can recover in time for RG :hug:
good for kerber on her top 10 debut :cheer:

Stonerpova
May 18th, 2012, 08:51 PM
Not surprised. Kvitova hasn't been able to put together two clean sets against quality opponents this entire year. Wimbledon can't come soon enough for her.

tennisbum79
May 18th, 2012, 08:51 PM
Petra's winning scenarios are shrinking fast?
Only Europen indoor carpet and Wimbledon are left

edificio
May 18th, 2012, 08:53 PM
Petra, get well. Good fight back in the second.

Hopefully Kerber will not roll over in the semifinal.

Simugna Help
May 18th, 2012, 08:53 PM
Not surprised. Kvitova hasn't been able to put together two clean sets against quality opponents this entire year. Wimbledon can't come soon enough for her.

What an asshole comment. She couldn't serve up to her standard due to abdominal injury.

StoneRose
May 18th, 2012, 08:53 PM
Great fight from Petra, she is the opposite of Azarenka one has to say.

Kerber :) Another good tournament after a slow start.And how smart is that? But indeed she fought hard and i felt a bit sorry for her at times, hope she's fully recovered once RG begins.

Kon.
May 18th, 2012, 08:53 PM
Angie :cheer: Congrats for reaching the top 10 too.
Petra great fight despite the injury. I really hope it isn't serious and she'll be fully healthy for RG.

maletaja
May 18th, 2012, 08:54 PM
WTF i saw numbers Kerber was down 5-0 second and i shut my computer, how did she win this 3-d set?

StoneRose
May 18th, 2012, 08:55 PM
What an asshole comment. She couldn't serve up to her standard due to abdominal injury.True but her ground game was on/off as well as per usual.

WTF i saw numbers Kerber was down 5-0 second and i shut my computer, how did she win this 3-d set?Petra didn't play as well as in second and Angie took full advantage with excellent tennis.

marineblue
May 18th, 2012, 08:56 PM
Well, if she was that extremely injured it would not have been a three setter.:rolleyes:
Kerber played great and simply outplayed the real no.1:boxing::oh:

tennisfreak13
May 18th, 2012, 08:57 PM
WTF i saw numbers Kerber was down 5-0 second and i shut my computer, how did she win this 3-d set?

She can't loose in three. 12:0 this year.

Kampi
May 18th, 2012, 08:57 PM
BRAVO and BIG CONGRATS to Angie "The defensive queen" Kerber. Grinded it out in a big way and now SF against Masha and a new member of the TOP10. :worship::worship::kiss::kiss::worship::worship:

Chin up Petra, you are a good girl and I hope your abdominal muscle problem will be better soon.:hug:

Mynarco
May 18th, 2012, 08:59 PM
Really hope the abdominal thing won't affect her chances at RG

NashaMasha
May 18th, 2012, 09:00 PM
total shitfest at its best.... Petra because of injury was serving 130-135 km/h her first serve in third and that's why such a score of the match

PetraReeMona
May 18th, 2012, 09:00 PM
Well, if she was that extremely injured it would not have been a three setter.:rolleyes:
Kerber played great and simply outplayed the real no.1:boxing::oh:

Errr she's obviously not a quitter like your fave :D



Well done Angie - great you are in top 10.

Please don't do anything until RG Petra :sobbing:

FORZA SARITA
May 18th, 2012, 09:01 PM
Kerber has such an amazing defence but she needs to be more offensive , her fighting spirit is admirable and welcome in top10 :yeah:
Petra :hug: so up and down....get well for FO.

Charlatan
May 18th, 2012, 09:01 PM
poor petra! get well soon

Blackowl_1
May 18th, 2012, 09:01 PM
I think someone should open up a poll to vote for the best defensive player out there :) I think Angie would win this ;)

ivanban
May 18th, 2012, 09:02 PM
Kerber :rocker2:

Win them all :cheer:

TennisAddict84
May 18th, 2012, 09:02 PM
True but her ground game was on/off as well as per usual.

Petra didn't play as well as in second and Angie took full advantage with excellent tennis.

Yes, but often times not being able to serve well can affect the rest of your game. Such is the case with Serena, Davenport, Sharapova, etc.

If Kvitova was able to serve at full power, I think she would've been able to pull out the match in straight sets.

NyCPsU
May 18th, 2012, 09:03 PM
Angie :bounce:

Welcome to the top 10. Well deserved!

GoofyDuck
May 18th, 2012, 09:03 PM
set 2:

Petra 7 W/5 UE
Angelique 9W/16 UE

that exlains why Petra won that set.
It was obvious though Petra was injured and couldn't serve/smash well.

first serves going in 130-150 kmph.

usual 160/170

NashaMasha
May 18th, 2012, 09:03 PM
I am afraid that the majority of the praising Kerber game people were not watching this low quality match in which the only reason why Petra lost was her injury and inability to serve more 140km/h

FORZA SARITA
May 18th, 2012, 09:04 PM
btw saturday i predicted Angie to win it all :oh:

Dan_Doe
May 18th, 2012, 09:05 PM
Good match, despite the score. A well deserved entry in top 10 for Angie :)
I really feel for Petra and I hope she's getting well soon :hug:

Libertango
May 18th, 2012, 09:05 PM
Btw, great rally at 3-1 first set, ending with an Angie BH pass :worship: Need to see it again.

PetraReeMona
May 18th, 2012, 09:05 PM
I am afraid that the majority of the praising Kerber game people were not watching this low quality match in which the only reason why Petra lost was her injury and inability to serve more 140km/h

Hence why she tweeted what she did yesterday. She was being self-depreciating/sarcastic :sad:

TennisAddict84
May 18th, 2012, 09:06 PM
Well, if she was that extremely injured it would not have been a three setter.:rolleyes:
Kerber played great and simply outplayed the real no.1:boxing::oh:

That's why it WAS a three setter because Petra was extremely injured. If Petra was able to serve at full power/capacity, she would have won in straight sets. Don't get me wrong, Kerber has impeccable defense, and is a great counter puncher, but Kvitova's offense from all parts of her game including her serve is too much for Kerber to handle if Petra was completely healthy.

Navratil
May 18th, 2012, 09:06 PM
Welcome Top Ten!

But please don't destroy the Williams-Sharapova-final ;)

JamieMU30
May 18th, 2012, 09:07 PM
:help: Kvitova, wow. After watching this match, I can safely say that I don't think Kvitova has a chance in hell of defending that Wimbledon title. Maria Sharapova should be embarrassed that she lost a Grand Slam final to Kvitova (who will never see another GS final with a game like this)...Some of those shots in the first set after 4-5 were :help:...The commentators even felt sorry for her that she was playing at a club level. I was laughing out loud at some of those shots. They were just unbelievably horrendous...Kvitova is beyond streaky, so many ups and downs during a match. She was just beyond abysmal today, truly horrible. Despite the injury, she played much better in the second set, so NO ONE can say, "oh, well she played like shit because she was injured." That obviously had no bearing on the second set or the lead she had in the first set. Kvitova needs to figure her game out. It's not a surprise at all that she didn't take the chance to rise to number 1 because I have a feeling the pressure would have been too much for her and she wouldn't have stayed there very long anyways. Something about her just screams "not a top player"...This match can serve as adequate evidence that, just perhaps, Kvitova's Wimbledon title might have been a fluke. I am starting to think it was more and more each time I see her play shit tennis like this...Congrats Angie on the Top 10...Really hung in there and waited for Kvitova to implode:help:...Definitely NOT shocked at this result

Israel
May 18th, 2012, 09:08 PM
Well I'm sad that Kvitova is injured and lost, but at least Kerber is top 10 :P

laurie
May 18th, 2012, 09:09 PM
I'm very happy for Kerber, she's an excellent player who can get even better, especially if she can improve her serve further. Bravo Kerber :clap2:

It's not working out for Kvitova so far, it was tough watching her spin the serve in so often. Hopefully she can recover in time for the French Open. All of her fans are right behind her supporting her through this tough part of her career :yeah:

Duramont
May 18th, 2012, 09:09 PM
Welcome to top 10 Angie! :hearts:

Israel
May 18th, 2012, 09:10 PM
:help: Kvitova, wow. After watching this match, I can safely say that I don't think Kvitova has a chance in hell of defending that Wimbledon title. Maria Sharapova should be embarrassed that she lost a Grand Slam final to Kvitova (who will never see another GS final with a game like this)...Some of those shots in the first set after 4-5 were :help:...The commentators even felt sorry for her that she was playing at a club level. I was laughing out loud at some of those shots. They were just unbelievably horrendous...Kvitova is beyond streaky, so many ups and downs during a match. She was just beyond abysmal today, truly horrible. Despite the injury, she played much better in the second set, so NO ONE can say, "oh, well she played like shit because she was injured." That obviously had no bearing on the second set or the lead she had in the first set. Kvitova needs to figure her game out. It's not a surprise at all that she didn't take the chance to rise to number 1 because I have a feeling the pressure would have been too much for her and she wouldn't have stayed there very long anyways. Something about her just screams "not a top player"...This match can serve as adequate evidence that, just perhaps, Kvitova's Wimbledon title might have been a fluke. I am starting to think it was more and more each time I see her play shit tennis like this...Congrats Angie on the Top 10...Really hung in there and waited for Kvitova to implode:help:...Definitely NOT shocked at this result
:rolleyes: I read it all and you obviously haven't a clue.
Kvitova was playing extremly well during the whole 2011 season, whilst in 2012 she has been struggling with injuries. Wimbledon wasn't a fluke.

PetraReeMona
May 18th, 2012, 09:10 PM
:help: Kvitova, wow. After watching this match, I can safely say that I don't think Kvitova has a chance in hell of defending that Wimbledon title. Maria Sharapova should be embarrassed that she lost a Grand Slam final to Kvitova (who will never see another GS final with a game like this)...Some of those shots in the first set after 4-5 were :help:...The commentators even felt sorry for her that she was playing at a club level. I was laughing out loud at some of those shots. They were just unbelievably horrendous...Kvitova is beyond streaky, so many ups and downs during a match. She was just beyond abysmal today, truly horrible. Despite the injury, she played much better in the second set, so NO ONE can say, "oh, well she played like shit because she was injured." That obviously had no bearing on the second set or the lead she had in the first set. Kvitova needs to figure her game out. It's not a surprise at all that she didn't take the chance to rise to number 1 because I have a feeling the pressure would have been too much for her and she wouldn't have stayed there very long anyways. Something about her just screams "not a top player"...This match can serve as adequate evidence that, just perhaps, Kvitova's Wimbledon title might have been a fluke. I am starting to think it was more and more each time I see her play shit tennis like this...Congrats Angie on the Top 10...Really hung in there and waited for Kvitova to implode:help:...Definitely NOT shocked at this result

:rolls:

marineblue
May 18th, 2012, 09:11 PM
That's why it WAS a three setter because Petra was extremely injured. If Petra was able to serve at full power/capacity, she would have won in straight sets. Don't get me wrong, Kerber has impeccable defense, and is a great counter puncher, but Kvitova's offense from all parts of her game including her serve is too much for Kerber to handle if Petra was completely healthy.

OK, just live in denial. I guess that she was injured against Hradecka,McHale and other who beat her this year too:rolleyes:

I doubt there is any player who is completely healthy and injury-free during the whole season. Kvitova's loss is not a result of an injury. She went down because of the UEs as she always does against good defensive players.

Inger67
May 18th, 2012, 09:11 PM
Congrats Angie! I knew when I saw her lose to Venus 3-6, 3-6 at the AO a few years ago that she had potential but I never thought top 10! :eek: congrats!

:cheer:

TennisAddict84
May 18th, 2012, 09:12 PM
I am afraid that the majority of the praising Kerber game people were not watching this low quality match in which the only reason why Petra lost was her injury and inability to serve more 140km/h

Seriously. Kerber's a nice player, but come on...she's not a future GOAT. I'm surprised Kerber didn't stand closer to the bs and take a bigger cut at each one of Petra's serves. Did not understand why she was standing so far behind the bs when Petra couldn't even serve. She def needs more offense in her game.

danieln1
May 18th, 2012, 09:12 PM
No Petra.......

She will recover for RG AND WIMBLEDON

doujyr
May 18th, 2012, 09:13 PM
massive respect to Petra for keeping trying to win right up to the end, even though clearly hampered by an injury.

would the world no 1 have done the same?

laurie
May 18th, 2012, 09:13 PM
:rolleyes: I read it all and you obviously haven't a clue.
Kvitova was playing extremly well during the whole 2011 season, whilst in 2012 she has been struggling with injuries. Wimbledon wasn't a fluke.

Honestly, it's best not to munch on the bait..

sweetadri06
May 18th, 2012, 09:15 PM
OK, just live in denial. I guess that she was injured against Hradecka,McHale and other who beat her this year too:rolleyes:

I doubt there is any player who is completely healthy and injury-free during the whole season. Kvitova's loss is not a result of an injury. She went down because of the UEs as she always does against good defensive players.

No she actually was bossing kerber around the court for the majority of the match. Didn't you see their match in Stuttgart? At 100% this match would not be in doubt. I can't believe you are so delusional. Defensive players almost always lose against offensive players.

pedropt
May 18th, 2012, 09:15 PM
Petra :hug:

Slampova
May 18th, 2012, 09:16 PM
Petra :sobbing::hug:

Welcome to the top 10 Angie :cheer:

TennisAddict84
May 18th, 2012, 09:16 PM
OK, just live in denial. I guess that she was injured against Hradecka,McHale and other who beat her this year too:rolleyes:

I doubt there is any player who is completely healthy and injury-free during the whole season. Kvitova's loss is not a result of an injury. She went down because of the UEs as she always does against good defensive players.

You're obviously the one who is delusional. I'll say the match against Lucie is the only slip up because Kvitova felt awkward playing a really good friend from her Fed Cup team. She lost against McHale because she had the stomach flu. She completely outplayed McHale in the first set, but just didn't have anything left in her because she was sick. So maybe you should pay closer attention to the matches and look at the facts.

PetraReeMona
May 18th, 2012, 09:17 PM
OK, just live in denial. I guess that she was injured against Hradecka,McHale and other who beat her this year too:rolleyes:

I doubt there is any player who is completely healthy and injury-free during the whole season. Kvitova's loss is not a result of an injury. She went down because of the UEs as she always does against good defensive players.

Here's a good defensive player for you :)
daZ0zdE6ukw


:lol::lol::lol: :tape:

TennisAddict84
May 18th, 2012, 09:18 PM
No she actually was bossing kerber around the court for the majority of the match. Didn't you see their match in Stuttgart? At 100% this match would not be in doubt. I can't believe you are so delusional. Defensive players almost always lose against offensive players.

marineblue was obviously watching a different match than the rest of us here

Excelscior
May 18th, 2012, 09:22 PM
Yes, but often times not being able to serve well can affect the rest of your game. Such is the case with Serena, Davenport, Sharapova, etc.

If Kvitova was able to serve at full power, I think she would've been able to pull out the match in straight sets.

True.

More importantly, if Petra was serving well, she would of won more cheap points and kept Angie off balance on serve, as well as prepared early and went to net more (as well as smashed). But because she knew it hurt, she didn't or delayed, keeping Kerber in more points than she would of been or deserved.

Petra would of returned better as well, particularly on Kerber's Kindegarden serve (1st and 2nd), as well as that wide one she won on some points. Basically Petra was playing at 60%. And it was clear when Petra plays well (in this and their previous match), Angie has no answers and visibly looks frustrated.

Nonetheless, congrats to Angie for the win, and making the top 10. I'm not hating. Kool!

I think the good thing if you're a Petra fan (providing she's healthy), she showed the patience, slices, drop shots, sharp angled/crazy spin winners, loopers, and inside/outside forehands, etc., that she needed to do in this match for survival. Not your average/neighborhood Ballbasher, huh (jab at the forever pressed Petra-fied haters; some on this thread)?

Hopefully, she'll remember to mix up these facets of her game, as we know she can for Roland Garros, and upcoming tournaments.

If she's healed, that's the good you take out of this.

marineblue
May 18th, 2012, 09:22 PM
Here's a good defensive player for you :)
daZ0zdE6ukw


:lol::lol::lol: :tape:

She definitely is. When she got to no.1 she beat no one else then,er, KVITOVA in Beijing 2010 :wavey:

Moo_21
May 18th, 2012, 09:23 PM
Shame to see Kvitova struggle with injury, but she has had some good matches on the clay and can rest up ahead of RG.

Another fantastic win for Kerber, I really enjoy watching her play! I love her fight on court and willingness to run everything down. Despite Kvitova's injury this was a really enjoyable match, esp the 1st set and no doubt Kerber deserves to be in the top 10.

marineblue
May 18th, 2012, 09:24 PM
No she actually was bossing kerber around the court for the majority of the match. Didn't you see their match in Stuttgart? At 100% this match would not be in doubt. I can't believe you are so delusional. Defensive players almost always lose against offensive players.


:spit:Have you been following the tour in last two years?

pav
May 18th, 2012, 09:26 PM
Good on you Angie, bad luck Petra, welcome to the top ten, even though it tips Bepa out (for now) but of all players it might as well be you, a lot to admire!

sweetadri06
May 18th, 2012, 09:26 PM
:spit:Have you been following the tour in last two years?

Yes. Did wozniacki win any slams in the last two years?

tennisbum79
May 18th, 2012, 09:27 PM
No Petra.......

She will recover for RG AND WIMBLEDON
Is there enough time to recover for RG?

We don't have enough{injury and comeback} history on Petra to speculate how fast she recovers

Wimbledon maybe?

Simugna Help
May 18th, 2012, 09:27 PM
She definitely. Is when she got to no.1 she beat no one else then,er, KVITOVA in Beijing 2010 :wavey:

In-form Petra is good against all types of players. In 2011 she beat Wozniacki, Sharapova, Clijsters, Azarenka, Radwanska, Zvonareva, Stosur, often same top players multiple times on different surfaces. Obviously this year she struggles to find her form, but your fave struggles WAY more.

Steff_forever
May 18th, 2012, 09:28 PM
welcome to the top 10 Angie !!!! :worship:

but this win was anything else than significant considering Kvitty's abdominal muscle handicap

Angie wasn't able to exploit Petra's weakened serve, not a clean vic

marineblue
May 18th, 2012, 09:28 PM
Yes. Did wozniacki win any slams in the last two years?

Did Kvitova ascend to no.1 for more than 0 days in total?:lol: Plus,slams are only tournaments as any other.

HRHoliviasmith
May 18th, 2012, 09:28 PM
Petra. get better and get ready for RG. :hug:

Congrats to Angelique. Sadly, she's going to be another sacrificial lamb in the WTA's Cakewalk Plan but maybe she can pull off a miracle tommorrow.

PetraReeMona
May 18th, 2012, 09:29 PM
She definitely is. When she got to no.1 she beat no one else then,er, KVITOVA in Beijing 2010 :wavey:

Beiing 2010 - when Kvitova was ranked about 40 something :tape: Wow the world no. 1 beating someone ranked in their 40's. And you are proud of that? :hysteric:

Oh, here's another one just for you to see:

All the important tournaments - Wimbledon and YEC - not Beijing :spit: Oh and Caroline was still world no. 1 :haha:

AZ1i56b85Xs


:wavey::wavey::wavey::wavey::wavey:

sweetadri06
May 18th, 2012, 09:30 PM
Did Kvitova ascend to no.1 for more than 0 days in total?:lol:

huh? That's not the point. :confused:

PetraReeMona
May 18th, 2012, 09:31 PM
Yes. Did wozniacki win any slams in the last two years?

Marineblue thinks it's more credible to be no. 1 than to win slams :tape::lol::lol:

Excelscior
May 18th, 2012, 09:31 PM
Well, if she was that extremely injured it would not have been a three setter.:rolleyes:
Kerber played great and simply outplayed the real no.1:boxing::oh:

It's amazing that you still post here.

You never see Petra fans go into Woz losses (no matter how bad and/or embarrassing) and make fun of her. We don't care. Obviously you do. And that's kool.

I mean talk as much as you want (it's amusing, honestly). But you are truly sad, grossly hypocritical, unreflective, pressed and desperate, I see by doing this.

SMH.

Vikapower
May 18th, 2012, 09:31 PM
Petra's serve was really absent in this match -- her ground-strokes were clicking at times but with her serve in addition to them this match would not even have extended so much as it did --

When Petra's ground-strokes were clicking she was really toying Kerber around who had to come up with exceptional defenses to stay in the points but Petra doesn't struggle against counter-punchers/defenders like Kerber, Wozniacki, Radwanska etc.

She stands on the baseline and lines missiles after rockets while the defensive counter-puncher/defender fights her life to stay in the points but inevitably Petra finds the opening and lines the killer bullet.

Actually I even think Kerber's style of play even enhances Petra's sweet ball-striking and variety (slice, drop-shots, net game...), there were exchanges where Petra was really irresistibly brilliant --

Anyways, I'm happy she beat kind of like 2 quality opponents and could have even beat Kerber had she not chocked that first set at 5-4 considering she won the second set with enormous ease/margin despite the injury.

PetraReeMona
May 18th, 2012, 09:33 PM
Petra. get better and get ready for RG. :hug:

Congrats to Angelique. Sadly, she's going to be another sacrificial lamb in the WTA's Cakewalk Plan but maybe she can pull off a miracle tommorrow.

I wanna see another BEATDOWN of cheaterpova with Serena :hysteric:

marineblue
May 18th, 2012, 09:33 PM
In-form Petra is good against all types of players. In 2011 she beat Wozniacki, Sharapova, Clijsters, Azarenka, Radwanska, Zvonareva, Stosur, often same top players multiple times on different surfaces. Obviously this year she struggles to find her form, but your fave struggles WAY more.

Every top player who is in form is good against all types of players:rolleyes:
She beat the players mentioned when they were not at their best,too:lol:. In YEC Wozniacki and Zvonareva had injuries and ARad also had a shoulder taped. Clijsters struggled with her foot injury in Paris. So, the only ones that would count are against Azarenka and Sharapova.

HRHoliviasmith
May 18th, 2012, 09:34 PM
I wanna see another BEATDOWN of cheaterpova with Serena :hysteric:

:drool:

tennisbum79
May 18th, 2012, 09:35 PM
Petra's serve was really absent in this match -- her ground-strokes were clicking at times but with her serve in addition to them this match would not even have extended so much as it did --

When Petra's ground-strokes were clicking she was really toying Kerber around who had to come up with exceptional defenses to stay in the points but Petra doesn't struggle against counter-punchers/defenders like Kerber, Wozniacki, Radwanska etc.

She stands on the baseline and lines missiles after rockets while the defensive counter-puncher/defender fights her life to stay in the points but inevitably Petra finds the opening and lines the killer bullet.

Actually I even think Kerber's style of play even enhances Petra's sweet ball-striking and variety (slice, drop-shots, net game...), there were exchanges where Petra was really irresistibly brilliant --

Anyways, I'm happy she beat kind of like 2 quality opponents and could have even beat Kerber had she not chocked that first set at 5-4 considering she won the second set with enormous ease/margin despite the injury.
There is thread waiting for you, what are you doing here??:lol::lol:

Steff_forever
May 18th, 2012, 09:35 PM
get well sooner than later Petra :yeah:

Simugna Help
May 18th, 2012, 09:35 PM
I wanna see another BEATDOWN of cheaterpova with Serena :hysteric:

No, Angelique deserves her first tier 1 final. :cheer:

PetraReeMona
May 18th, 2012, 09:37 PM
Every top player who is in form is good against all types of players:rolleyes:
She beat the players mentioned when they were not at their best,too:lol:. In YEC Wozniacki and Zvonareva had injuries and ARad also had a shoulder taped. Clijsters struggled with her foot injury in Paris. So, the only ones that would count are against Azarenka and Sharapova.

:hysteric:

I can't :sobbing: I just can't.

BTW: Where's Woz now? :tape:

PetraReeMona
May 18th, 2012, 09:38 PM
No, Angelique deserves her first tier 1 final. :cheer:

That'll be fine too - I love me some Angie :worship::worship:

Excelscior
May 18th, 2012, 09:39 PM
Petra's serve was really absent in this match -- her ground-strokes were clicking at times but with her serve in addition to them this match would not even have extended so much as it did --

When Petra's ground-strokes were clicking she was really toying Kerber around who had to come up with exceptional defenses to stay in the points but Petra doesn't struggle against counter-punchers/defenders like Kerber, Wozniacki, Radwanska etc.

She stands on the baseline and lines missiles after rockets while the defensive counter-puncher/defender fights her life to stay in the points but inevitably Petra finds the opening and lines the killer bullet.

Actually I even think Kerber's style of play even enhances Petra's sweet ball-striking and variety (slice, drop-shots, net game...), there were exchanges where Petra was really irresistibly brilliant --

Anyways, I'm happy she beat kind of like 2 quality opponents and could have even beat Kerber had she not chocked that first set at 5-4 considering she won the second set with enormous ease/margin despite the injury.

You're right.

Players that don't hit hard enough allow Petra more time and opportunities to slice, drop shot, volley, and hit all type of funky shots/winners, you usually don't associate with people that hit as hard as she does. She's also very comfortable, and moves well on proper clay as you could see.

Though Petra lost, that type of exquisite shot making/variety alone was worth the price of admission and my time.

Hopefully, she'll be all-right for Roland Garos. We'll see?

marineblue
May 18th, 2012, 09:39 PM
:hysteric:

I can't :sobbing: I just can't.

BTW: Where's Woz now? :tape:

Reality hurts,does it not? Where is Kvitty now? It was only a matter of time till she reaches no.1,apparently:oh:

PetraReeMona
May 18th, 2012, 09:45 PM
Reality hurts,does it not? Where is Kvitty now? It was only a matter of time till she reaches no.1,apparently:oh:

She's no. 4 with a GS Wimbledon, a YEC and some SF's, oh and a Linz tournament.

What tournaments has Woz won this past year? :tape:

TennisAddict84
May 18th, 2012, 09:45 PM
True.

More importantly, if Petra was serving well, she would of won more cheap points and kept Angie off balance on serve, as well as prepared early and went to net more (as well as smashed). But because she knew it hurt, she didn't or delayed, keeping Kerber in more points than she would of been or deserved.

Petra would of returned better as well, particularly on Kerber's Kindegarden serve (1st and 2nd), as well as that wide one she won on some points. Basically Petra was playing at 60%. And it was clear when Petra plays well (in this and their previous match), Angie has no answers and visibly looks frustrated.

Nonetheless, congrats to Angie for the win, and making the top 10. I'm not hating. Kool!

I think the good thing if you're a Petra fan (providing she's healthy), she showed the patience, slices, drop shots, sharp angled/crazy spin winners, loopers, and inside/outside forehands, etc., that she needed to do in this match for survival. Not your average/neighborhood Ballbasher, huh (jab at the forever pressed Petra-fied haters; some on this thread)?

Hopefully, she'll remember to mix up these facets of her game, as we know she can for Roland Garros, and upcoming tournaments.

If she's healed, that's the good you take out of this.

Petra's serve was really absent in this match -- her ground-strokes were clicking at times but with her serve in addition to them this match would not even have extended so much as it did --

When Petra's ground-strokes were clicking she was really toying Kerber around who had to come up with exceptional defenses to stay in the points but Petra doesn't struggle against counter-punchers/defenders like Kerber, Wozniacki, Radwanska etc.

She stands on the baseline and lines missiles after rockets while the defensive counter-puncher/defender fights her life to stay in the points but inevitably Petra finds the opening and lines the killer bullet.

Actually I even think Kerber's style of play even enhances Petra's sweet ball-striking and variety (slice, drop-shots, net game...), there were exchanges where Petra was really irresistibly brilliant --

Anyways, I'm happy she beat kind of like 2 quality opponents and could have even beat Kerber had she not chocked that first set at 5-4 considering she won the second set with enormous ease/margin despite the injury.


Yeah, against counter punchers or pushers, Kvitova has so much time to tap into her variety and consistently finish points at the net. If she was healthy today, Petra would've been fully able to finish points with volleys and not allow Kerber to stay in rallies by retrieving.

marineblue
May 18th, 2012, 09:49 PM
She's no. 4 with a GS Wimbledon, a YEC and some SF's, oh and a Linz tournament.

What tournaments has Woz won this past year? :tape:

Check WTA website if you are that ignorant. And how about you forward to 2012 and look at Kvitty's glorious record.:lol: Just shows who was a real no1. in 2011:cool::wavey:

Petronius
May 18th, 2012, 09:51 PM
:help: Kvitova, wow. After watching this match, I can safely say that I don't think Kvitova has a chance in hell of defending that Wimbledon title. Maria Sharapova should be embarrassed that she lost a Grand Slam final to Kvitova (who will never see another GS final with a game like this)...Some of those shots in the first set after 4-5 were :help:...The commentators even felt sorry for her that she was playing at a club level. I was laughing out loud at some of those shots. They were just unbelievably horrendous...Kvitova is beyond streaky, so many ups and downs during a match. She was just beyond abysmal today, truly horrible. Despite the injury, she played much better in the second set, so NO ONE can say, "oh, well she played like shit because she was injured." That obviously had no bearing on the second set or the lead she had in the first set. Kvitova needs to figure her game out. It's not a surprise at all that she didn't take the chance to rise to number 1 because I have a feeling the pressure would have been too much for her and she wouldn't have stayed there very long anyways. Something about her just screams "not a top player"...This match can serve as adequate evidence that, just perhaps, Kvitova's Wimbledon title might have been a fluke. I am starting to think it was more and more each time I see her play shit tennis like this...Congrats Angie on the Top 10...Really hung in there and waited for Kvitova to implode:help:...Definitely NOT shocked at this result

LOL. Thanks for the laugh. You made my day.

TennisAddict84
May 18th, 2012, 09:51 PM
Did Kvitova ascend to no.1 for more than 0 days in total?:lol: Plus,slams are only tournaments as any other.

Everyone knows that the number of slams is the true measure of a player's greatness. Being ranked no. 1 but having no slams is completely meaningless.

PetraReeMona
May 18th, 2012, 09:52 PM
Check WTA website if you are that ignorant. And how about you forward to 2012 and look at Kvitty's glorious record.:lol: Just shows who was a real no1. in 2011:cool::wavey:

How about you forward to 2012 and look at Caroline's glorious record. :tape: :oh:

I did check and this is what they've both won in the past 12 months:

Petra

Wimbledon
Linz
YEC


Caroline
Brussels
New Haven

:oh:

:haha: :haha: :haha:

LindsayRulz
May 18th, 2012, 09:53 PM
Great performance from Kerber, I was really impressed by her defensive skills. Clearly deserves to be in the top 10. :yeah:

Petra :hug:

PetraReeMona
May 18th, 2012, 09:56 PM
Everyone knows that the number of slams is the true measure of a player's greatness. Being ranked no. 1 but having no slams is completely meaningless.

Read Marineblue's post a couple of pages ago. :oh:

This poster is well known for saying that slams don't count for anything.... only being no. 1 does :hysteric:

Only certain (not you Jimmie :hearts: ) Woz fans think that because she hasn't won one, but IF she does win one (which is highly doubtful), let's see what they say then :oh:

Pebbles
May 18th, 2012, 09:58 PM
very good stuff from Kerber, should be an interesting match-up for Maria.

TennisAddict84
May 18th, 2012, 09:58 PM
Check WTA website if you are that ignorant. And how about you forward to 2012 and look at Kvitty's glorious record.:lol: Just shows who was a real no1. in 2011:cool::wavey:

And where is Woz now? She continues to slide down the rankings because the rest of the field has caught up to her and found consistency in their games. She will be out of the top 10 by the end of the year if she continues to maintain a pushing style of play, which is most likely to happen because she's basically maxed out as a player at this point and doesn't have much more upside. Kvitova, whereas, hasn't even fulfilled her potential yet. She may still be inconsistent, but she continues to look to improve and harness the different facets of her game. If Kvitova stays hungry, she will be a future no. 1 and multiple GS champion once she becomes consistent.

Vikapower
May 18th, 2012, 10:04 PM
There is thread waiting for you, what are you doing here??:lol::lol:

I'm just reading around for now :shrug: I'll see the thread in question maybe. ;)

You're right.

Players that don't hit hard enough allow Petra more time and opportunities to slice, drop shot, volley, and hit all type of funky shots/winners, you usually don't associate with people that hit as hard as she does. She's also very comfortable, and moves well on the clay as you could see.

Though Petra lost, that type of exquisite shot making alone, was worth the price of admission and my time.

Yep. :lol: IDK but I didn't find she played THAT bad, her serve was clearly the huge handicap though but she showed some really awesome stuffs, as you said not time-wasting finally. BTW she showed she can really rally aggressively with a lot of serenity and composure on the slow surface, there were some many rallies with 6-7 strokes and more she was winning. This is the type of tennis she needs to export when comes back hard coupled with her natural first strike game.

Stonerpova
May 18th, 2012, 10:13 PM
Not surprised. Kvitova hasn't been able to put together two clean sets against quality opponents this entire year. Wimbledon can't come soon enough for her.

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e142/lostintranslation901/Untitled-2.png

:hysteric:

Excelscior
May 18th, 2012, 10:14 PM
I'm just reading around for now :shrug: I'll see the thread in question maybe. ;)



Yep. :lol: IDK but I didn't find she played THAT bad, her serve was clearly the huge handicap though but she showed some really awesome stuffs, as you said not time-wasting finally. BTW she showed she can really rally aggressively with a lot of serenity and composure on the slow surface, there were some many rallies with 6-7 strokes and more she was winning. This is the type of tennis she needs to export when comes back hard coupled with her natural first strike game.

Agreed.

And I think a few of those rallies, lasted between 15-20 strokes.

Craig.
May 18th, 2012, 10:19 PM
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e142/lostintranslation901/Untitled-2.png

:hysteric:

A ban is looming :cheer: At least I hope :tape:

graffite
May 18th, 2012, 10:19 PM
Welcome to the Top Ten, Kerbie, NID. What a year so far! I wouldn't be surprised if she gets far in the remaining GS. :cheer:

Get well soon, Kvitova.

Btw, great rally at 3-1 first set, ending with an Angie BH pass :worship: Need to see it again.

This. Can't wait for highlights. That was a great rally, think even Kvitty applauded.

Cosmic Voices
May 18th, 2012, 10:23 PM
Petra is so nice :inlove: just read her latest tweet:

Congratulations to Angelique for reaching the top ten! Unfortunately I was feeling my stomach injury tonight, especially on the serve...But she played very well and a great match so no excuses. I am really looking forward to going home and getting healthy before Roland Garros

Kon.
May 18th, 2012, 10:24 PM
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e142/lostintranslation901/Untitled-2.png

:hysteric:

Omg :hysteric:
:facepalm:

Mynarco
May 18th, 2012, 10:25 PM
:facepalm: I.Luv.Kvitty :facepalm:

Petronius
May 18th, 2012, 10:42 PM
Petra is so nice :inlove: just read her latest tweet:

Congratulations to Angelique for reaching the top ten! Unfortunately I was feeling my stomach injury tonight, especially on the serve...But she played very well and a great match so no excuses. I am really looking forward to going home and getting healthy before Roland Garros

:worship:

PetraReeMona
May 18th, 2012, 10:44 PM
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e142/lostintranslation901/Untitled-2.png

:hysteric:

:awww: truth hurts eh? :D

Matt01
May 18th, 2012, 10:44 PM
That's why it WAS a three setter because Petra was extremely injured. If Petra was able to serve at full power/capacity, she would have won in straight sets. Don't get me wrong, Kerber has impeccable defense, and is a great counter puncher, but Kvitova's offense from all parts of her game including her serve is too much for Kerber to handle if Petra was completely healthy.


So "Extremely Injured" lost? :tears:

Would have could have doesn't count, injuries are part of the game :wavey:

PetraReeMona
May 18th, 2012, 10:45 PM
A ban is looming :cheer: At least I hope :tape:

Why? What have I done that is so wrong?

I'm not fawning over cheaterpova? Is that it?

PetraReeMona
May 18th, 2012, 10:47 PM
Petra is so nice :inlove: just read her latest tweet:

Congratulations to Angelique for reaching the top ten! Unfortunately I was feeling my stomach injury tonight, especially on the serve...But she played very well and a great match so no excuses. I am really looking forward to going home and getting healthy before Roland Garros
:sobbing:

That's why i love her... such a lovely girl. No wonder she won the sportsmanship award.

Certain others should take note.

Craig.
May 18th, 2012, 10:47 PM
Why? What have I done that is so wrong?

I'm not fawning over cheaterpova? Is that it?

You troll incessantly :shrug:

PetraReeMona
May 18th, 2012, 10:48 PM
:facepalm: I.Luv.Kvitty :facepalm:

:devil:

Get's 'em going though doesn't it? :lol:

JamieMU30
May 18th, 2012, 10:50 PM
LOL. Thanks for the laugh. You made my day.

I guess the harsh truth makes you laugh then...Let's see, Kvitova got bagelled by Venus in Miami (who hadn't played a match all year), lost to Dulgheru at the '11 US Open (who was struggling with her own injuries at that time and was producing her own abysmal results), lost in the SF at the AO this year to Sharapova when she should have won (couldn't convert a break point to save her life), lost in rather easy straights to Hradecka in Madrid (who was ranked outside the Top 100 at the time), lost to McHale of all people in Indian Wells this year, lost to Zvonareva in Japan last year (we all know Zvonareva is in horrendous form and has been in a major slump since last year), and lost to Arvidsson in Beijing last year (laughable at best)...What great players has she beaten this year? The results speak for themselves...She hasn't won a title all year and its May...Are you kidding me? Her fans are beyond delusional, always coming up with excuses as to why she isnt producing results (she is sick, she is injured, she can't play on hardcourts in North America or Asia, she has asthma, she is "uncomfortable" playing her countrywomen, etc. etc.)...Give me a break, it's almost as bad as the Lisicki hype...My God, the commentators are talking about the lack of results every time she plays (including today)...The critcisms about her game, her results, her potential, etc. are not unwarranted, not in the slightest...She was hyped to be the next Number 1 when Wozniacki fell from grace and what happened to that? Exactly, it didn't happen and it's not a coincidence at all as to why...The facts are the facts...The only thing that is laughable is the Kvitova hype...If you're so confident about Kvitova, I wonder how confident you are that she will defend her RG QF or Wimbledon F? I am confident I will be proven correct about both within the next month or so:wavey:

Queenpova
May 18th, 2012, 10:51 PM
You troll incessantly :shrug:
does he post about anything other than sharapova? he isnt a fan of anyone, he's just a sharapova hater.

Matt01
May 18th, 2012, 10:51 PM
Petra is so nice :inlove: just read her latest tweet:

Congratulations to Angelique for reaching the top ten! Unfortunately I was feeling my stomach injury tonight, especially on the serve...But she played very well and a great match so no excuses. I am really looking forward to going home and getting healthy before Roland Garros


I'm not a big fan of her game but Petra is VERY classy not only off court in her twitter messages but also on court. :yeah:

PetraReeMona
May 18th, 2012, 10:51 PM
You troll incessantly :shrug:

Troll?

You mean I don't compliment Sharapova :confused:

So it's OK for the Pova fans to insult posters and players, but when it's done back to them it's not OK. Is that how it is on here ?

Explain please.

rucolo
May 18th, 2012, 10:52 PM
Top 10 ! Excellent win and fight, Angelique! :hatoff:

Great fight from Petra, she is the opposite of Azarenka one has to say.


:yeah:

Juju Nostalgique
May 18th, 2012, 10:52 PM
Petra :hug:

But Kerber! :eek: Amazing months, congrats and welcome to the top-10! :bowdown: :bolt:

NashaMasha
May 18th, 2012, 10:52 PM
So "Extremely Injured" lost? :tears:

Would have could have doesn't count, injuries are part of the game :wavey:
It does count if we speak about next matches :) Moreover Petra was really injured and despite it is normal for your fave for Kvitova it is far from normal to serve 130-140km/h as she did today

Cosmic Voices
May 18th, 2012, 10:52 PM
I guess the harsh truth makes you laugh then...Let's see, Kvitova got bagelled by Venus in Miami, lost to Dulgheru (at the '11 US Open 1st round) who was struggling with injury at that time and was producing her own abysmal results, lost in the SF at the AO this year when she should have won, lost in rather easy straights to Hradecka in Madrid (who was ranked outside the Top 100), lost to McHale of all people in Indian Wells this year, lost to Zvonareva in Japan last year (we all know Zvonareva is in a major slump and has been since last year), lost to Arvidsson in Beijing last year (laughable at best)...The results speak for themselves...She hasn't won a title all year and its May...Are you kidding me? Her fans are delusional, always coming up with excuses as to why she isnt producing results...My God, tennis commentators are talking about the lack of results every time she plays...The critcisms about her game, her results, her potential, etc are not unwarranted, not in the slightest....The facts are the facts...The only thing that is laughable is the Kvitova hype...If you're so confident about Kvitova, I wonder how confident you are that she will defend her RG QF or Wimbledon F? I am confident I will be proven correct about both within the next month or so:wavey:

probably the only reason if she bows out early at RG will be her nagging abdominal injury. but i still think she can defend wimbledon/go deep. and lets not forget the olympics :cheer:

Simugna Help
May 18th, 2012, 10:53 PM
You troll incessantly :shrug:

But tbh that mashabator did deserve a negative rep for his extremely asshole comment, I'd give him one myself if I hadn't given him a good rep for a message in another thread.

Craig.
May 18th, 2012, 10:54 PM
Troll?

You mean I don't compliment Sharapova :confused:

So it's OK for the Pova fans to insult posters and players, but when it's done back to them it's not OK. Is that how it is on here ?

Explain please.

Yes, troll. I don't care if you don't compliment Sharapova, you're allowed to dislike her, as are others. But the fact that you CONSTANTLY make silly little digs at her whether it's in the Live Commentary thread or in results threads or wherever especially when she has nothing do with the topic at hand for the sole purpose of riling her fans up, yes that constitutes as trolling :shrug: I know Maria has her fair share of trollish fans but it's not fun for other fans of hers to read posts like these. It's sad actually, cuz when you're not posting nonsense about Maria, you're actually a decent poster :shrug:

Craig.
May 18th, 2012, 10:55 PM
But tbh that mashabator did deserve a negative rep for his extremely asshole comment, I'd give him one myself if I hadn't given him a good rep for a message in another thread.

I'm guessing he/she didn't see that match, but if he/she did, then yes it was somewhat insensitive I agree with that. :shrug:

HRHoliviasmith
May 18th, 2012, 10:56 PM
Troll?

You mean I don't compliment Sharapova :confused:

So it's OK for the Pova fans to insult posters and players, but when it's done back to them it's not OK. Is that how it is on here ?

Explain please.

Don't engage them, they're trying to set you up. :secret:

Craig.
May 18th, 2012, 10:56 PM
Don't engage them, they're trying to set you up. :secret:

Seriously Olivia? Come on. I'm actually trying to remain civil here.

Stonerpova
May 18th, 2012, 11:01 PM
I'm guessing he/she didn't see that match, but if he/she did, then yes it was somewhat insensitive I agree with that. :shrug:

He, and yeah I didn't see the match. I apologize to aselto (and anyone else offended) for the insensitive comment. I didn't realize she was injured. :)

Best of luck to Petra on her recovery.

TennisAddict84
May 18th, 2012, 11:03 PM
Petra is so nice :inlove: just read her latest tweet:

Congratulations to Angelique for reaching the top ten! Unfortunately I was feeling my stomach injury tonight, especially on the serve...But she played very well and a great match so no excuses. I am really looking forward to going home and getting healthy before Roland Garros

Such a class act :)

Fantasy Hero
May 18th, 2012, 11:04 PM
Angie :cheer: that's such an amazing win :hearts: welcome to top 10 :D

Roookie
May 18th, 2012, 11:04 PM
I.Used.To.Luv.Kvitty :hah:

Matt01
May 18th, 2012, 11:04 PM
It does count if we speak about next matches :)


Oh, Maria will get revenge for Paris Indoors in the next match (to later get her next beatdown in the final) against Kerber, I'm not delusional about that :lol:


Moreover Petra was really injured and despite it is normal for your fave for Kvitova it is far from normal to serve 130-140km/h as she did today


Don't even try to compare my fave(s) with Petra because you can only lose here :)

doomsday
May 18th, 2012, 11:05 PM
Seriously Olivia? Come on. I'm actually trying to remain civil here.

I can't believe you're trying to argue and stay cool with this girl, she is always behind i luv Kvitty supporting his trolling and his madness.:help:

Simugna Help
May 18th, 2012, 11:08 PM
He, and yeah I didn't see the match. I apologize to aselto (and anyone else offended) for the insensitive comment. I didn't realize she was injured. :)

Best of luck to Petra on her recovery.
Apologies accepted.
Don't even try to compare my fave(s) with Petra because you can only lose here :)
Yes, she can only lose :) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmlqwHbiVDw)

Matt01
May 18th, 2012, 11:10 PM
Yes, she can only lose :) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmlqwHbiVDw)


I'm in Germany, I can't even see that video so the match didn't happen :nerner:

PetraReeMona
May 18th, 2012, 11:11 PM
I.Used.To.Luv.Kvitty :hah:

Did you? :scratch: I thought you were a Jankovic fan :hah:

Why did you "used" to love her? Why don't you like her now :confused:

:D

Stonerpova
May 18th, 2012, 11:15 PM
Did you? :scratch: I thought you were a Jankovic fan :hah:

Why did you "used" to love her? Why don't you like her now :confused:

:D

You're too much :haha:

PetraReeMona
May 18th, 2012, 11:19 PM
He, and yeah I didn't see the match. I apologize to aselto (and anyone else offended) for the insensitive comment. I didn't realize she was injured. :)

Best of luck to Petra on her recovery.

Accepted and I apologise for the bad rep and insensitive comment back. :)

But please check out facts before. Thanks :angel:

Simugna Help
May 18th, 2012, 11:19 PM
I'm in Germany, I can't even see that video so the match didn't happen :nerner:
I studied 1 semester in Germany, it felt like 90% of youtube content was blocked there. So frustrating.:o

PetraReeMona
May 18th, 2012, 11:21 PM
You're too much :haha:

:devil:

Good eh?

At least I make you laugh :D

PetraReeMona
May 18th, 2012, 11:23 PM
Don't engage them, they're trying to set you up. :secret:

Thanks babe :kiss: :hug:

Halepsova
May 18th, 2012, 11:23 PM
Kerber :bowdown:

Excelscior
May 18th, 2012, 11:24 PM
He, and yeah I didn't see the match. I apologize to aselto (and anyone else offended) for the insensitive comment. I didn't realize she was injured. :)

Best of luck to Petra on her recovery.

Yeah, I thought it was tacky to when I first saw it as well. Cause Petra was a real trooper out there, and wanted to finish the match, when so many of us would of just retired (especially after she lost/blew the first set). Then she came back and even won the 2nd set 6-1 purely on her ground game (as she did the entire match, cause her serve, net and wide ROS, weren't feasible/available for her today).

Now, we all knew playing a third set would probably be too much/bring back the pain for her. And it did! And she promptly lost it (though she had her chances early). However, I left your post alone, figuring you didn't know or was just randomly or insensitively trolling. But it was nice enough for you to apologize, and of course it's accepted one more time. :lol: :) :lol:

Queenpova
May 19th, 2012, 12:00 AM
I can't believe you're trying to argue and stay cool with this girl, she is always behind i luv Kvitty supporting his trolling and his madness.:help:

They're the same person.

Charlatan
May 19th, 2012, 12:22 AM
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e142/lostintranslation901/Untitled-2.png

:hysteric:

wow someone sounds presse-T :awww:

PetraReeMona
May 19th, 2012, 12:29 AM
They're the same person.

:haha:

Prove it

PetraReeMona
May 19th, 2012, 12:31 AM
wow someone sounds presse-T :awww:

Not as presse-T as the original poster who apologised to the Kvitova fans for saying something highly detrimental in the first place without even watching the match :hah: :hah: @ you for getting it wrong. :D

bertoltbrecht
May 19th, 2012, 12:32 AM
Petra, get well. Good fight back in the second.

Hopefully Kerber will not roll over in the semifinal.

Of course she will, they all do; that is, all except Serena.

PetraReeMona
May 19th, 2012, 12:34 AM
Of course she will, they all do; that is, all except Serena.

Forgotten about Vika already :confused:

Charlatan
May 19th, 2012, 12:35 AM
Not as presse-T as the original poster who apologised to the Kvitova fans for saying something highly detrimental in the first place without even watching the match :hah: :hah: @ you for getting it wrong. :D

she was clearly wrong with her post because she missed the match and didn't realize the fact that petra was injured. by no means was it meant 'pressed'

and about the :hah: thing, look at the reactions from people for your trolling crap.

A ban is looming :cheer: At least I hope :tape:

Omg :hysteric:
:facepalm:

:facepalm: I.Luv.Kvitty :facepalm:

I.Used.To.Luv.Kvitty :hah:

everyone loves our I.Luv.Kvitty :awww:

PetraReeMona
May 19th, 2012, 12:41 AM
everyone loves our I.Luv.Kvitty :awww:

Aww thanks - I know from all the green dots I got :cool:

So 5 posters (mainly Mashturds) is everyone now. Riiiiiight :spit:

CameronCopper
May 19th, 2012, 12:46 AM
Thank you for staying on court Petra. Respect.

Chip.
May 19th, 2012, 12:55 AM
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e142/lostintranslation901/Untitled-2.png

:hysteric:

Worse than Henin? I can't :bigcry:

Pvt. Kovalenko
May 19th, 2012, 12:55 AM
What scoreline is this?? WTA at his best.. :inlove:

Have to congratulate Angelique. Reaching the top 10. Really deserved..

NashaMasha
May 19th, 2012, 01:01 AM
This match was really pathetic ...... Kerber was showing a "great defense" against injured girl in a wheelchair. The only reason why Petra didn't retire because of injury was the fact that she even with walking stick is competititive with Kerber and her "GOAT tennis"

Kworb
May 19th, 2012, 01:12 AM
Love how quickly my sig has been growing :bounce:

Keep saving the WTA girls :inlove:

JRena
May 19th, 2012, 01:24 AM
Indoor hardcourt cant come any sooner for Kvitova

BluSthil
May 19th, 2012, 01:25 AM
Good win for Kerber, but so far, Kvitova has been very disappointing. She says she was injured. Ok, well... She doesn't have that 'Eye of the Tiger' that Serena & Sharapova have. So, if she manages to remain in the top 5, it will be primarily on her power. As I said before, it would surprise me if Kvitova did not win another GS. The conditions would have to be just right for her !

HRHoliviasmith
May 19th, 2012, 01:45 AM
Of course she will, they all do; that is, all except Serena.

Pretty much. :rolleyes:

Lord Choc Ice
May 19th, 2012, 02:01 AM
Kerber's having an amazeballs year :eek:. It sucks that GOATra has morphed into SHITra though :mad:.

tennisphilia
May 19th, 2012, 02:05 AM
Good job Kerber.

TennisAddict84
May 19th, 2012, 02:44 AM
This match was really pathetic ...... Kerber was showing a "great defense" against injured girl in a wheelchair. The only reason why Petra didn't retire because of injury was the fact that she even with walking stick is competititive with Kerber and her "GOAT tennis"

Yeah, I mean an injured Petra still has more game than the majority of players on the WTA :D

Good job to Kerber for reaching the top 10 though. If Kerber can incorporate better offense and a better serve into her game, she could be in the top 10 for a while.

Raiden
May 19th, 2012, 02:46 AM
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e142/lostintranslation901/Untitled-2.png

:hysteric:LMAO

I also got badrepped by that n00b crybaby as well (cuz I slammed him out on his stupid remark towards Petra - he called Petra to QUITova :lol:

Lord Choc Ice
May 19th, 2012, 02:53 AM
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e142/lostintranslation901/Untitled-2.png

:hysteric:

:sobbing:

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2zuanpmTA1rshnewo3_250.gif

Raiden
May 19th, 2012, 02:55 AM
look at the reactions from people for your trolling crap.A ban is looming :cheer: At least I hope :tape:Omg :hysteric:
:facepalm::facepalm: I.Luv.Kvitty :facepalm:I.Used.To.Luv.Kvitty :hah:LOL I see everyone has found out I.luv.being.a.prick already :lol:

I guess "weenie" little trolls exist in Bohemia as well.

Charlatan
May 19th, 2012, 03:02 AM
LOL I see everyone has found out I.luv.being.a.prick already :lol:

I guess "weenie" little trolls exist in Bohemia as well.

Thank you :lol:

LOL @ I.luv.being.a.prick :rolls:

CetkovskaBrazil
May 19th, 2012, 03:10 AM
My care bear :D

So proud of her.

ElusiveChanteuse
May 19th, 2012, 03:11 AM
Kerbab :cheer: :yeah:
Petra :hug: Hopefully the abdominal injury isn't serious.:(

Harry.
May 19th, 2012, 03:24 AM
I think it's official though. Petra is in a bit of a slump. Sob. Think she was obviously injured today judging by those serves she was spinning in but yeah. She really has underperformed this year. Girl needs to sort her fitness/health out. Hopefully the injury isn't that bad going into RG.

And Kerber, superb win. Welcome to the Top 10. Her results this year have been brilliant. Totally deserved. :)

Charlatan
May 19th, 2012, 03:29 AM
I actually thought "I.luv.being.the.first.major.league.assh0le.from.Bo hemia" was better but that just became a mouthful :p

Anyway he is the first (allegedly) pro Petra troll, isn't he?

I guess Petra's now prominent enough to attract hardcore bottom-feeders of teh interwebs.

he basically trolls on maria and vika threads...kind of understandable, though, since both of them are having a far better season than I.luv.being.a.prick's favorite ;)

he is jumping on the serena bandwagon as of now since he knows serena can do the dirty job for him by trashing vika and maria left and right as she did at madrid :lol:

miffedmax
May 19th, 2012, 04:12 AM
Okay, kids. Everybody place nice, or I'm taking the ball and going home.

Brad[le]y.
May 19th, 2012, 04:12 AM
Angie :inlove: Pironkerber no more :)

:spit: at the last few pages.

Fretchap
May 19th, 2012, 04:35 AM
Crazy what confidence has done to her, I would have never thought she would ever get to the top 10 a year ago

Marcus1979
May 19th, 2012, 05:41 AM
Really hope the abdominal thing won't affect her chances at RG

she better watch that. Venus had that and it ruined her. When she played that Wimbledon Final she ruptured it and it took around 18 months - 2 years to get back anywhere near where she was.

IN heinsight Venus should of withdrawn from the SF against Kim or the Final against Serena but she had to much respect for Wimbledon and the fans to do that.

kangwoo
May 19th, 2012, 05:44 AM
for kvitova, the main priority is GS

aloeball
May 19th, 2012, 06:28 AM
Petras form coming into RG is crap anyway. I wasn't sure why she continued to play Rome and this match considering her injury. She should have retired from the tournament and healed up for the important one.

Such a disappointing season for her so far.

Kerber is amazing to have made it to the semis again after her first round win. Hopefully she can cause another upset but I really like her defence and offence.

spencercarlos
May 19th, 2012, 09:12 AM
So "Extremely Injured" lost? :tears:

Would have could have doesn't count, injuries are part of the game :wavey:
A little hypocritical from you when you bash Kvitova injury, explaining those are part of the game, but defend Wozniacki under the same topic. :lol: No Matt

http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=21434239&postcount=238

:wavey:

DragonFlame
May 19th, 2012, 09:24 AM
I have to say Kerberīs defense is just sick. It looks even better then wozniacki. 0_o Besides that she obviously has more offensive power as well, this girl can be really really good.

Kasey
May 19th, 2012, 09:25 AM
While watching the match yesterday I was disgusted by Kerber. Her restless pushing made her feel as though she was over the moon but I felt as if I had been about to throw up.

Even though I had some sypmathy towards Kerber in the past, I became a hater of her since yesterday.

Many praise her defence, and she did so yesterday playing like Wozniacki 2.0
She was so obnoxious when she couldn't chase the ball once again when Kvitova finally hit a winner.
I don't her boring tennis, retrieving almost every single ball crosscourt.

It's just a pity that Kvitova wasn't fully fit, the pain obviously bothered her.
I shope she'll be in much better shape in Paris.

DragonFlame
May 19th, 2012, 09:27 AM
While watching the match yesterday I was disgusted by Kerber. Her restless pushing made her feel as though she was over the moon but I felt as if I had been about to throw up.

Even though I had some sypmathy towards Kerber in the past, I became a hater of her since yesterday.

Many praise her defence, and she did so yesterday playing like Wozniacki 2.0
She was so obnoxious when she couldn't chase the ball once again when Kvitova finally hit a winner.
I don't her boring tennis, retrieving almost every single ball crosscourt.

It's just a pity that Kvitova wasn't fully fit, the pain obviously bothered her.
I shope she'll be in much better shape in Paris.

Dude, anyone plays defense when playing kvitova. 0_o This isn't the right match to judge. She can actually hit some nice offensive shots as well from both sides.

LoveMeansZero
May 19th, 2012, 09:36 AM
Obviously, I sympathize with Petra for her abs injury, but I'm not surprised of that injury. Her abdominal muscles are week and prone to injury, hence the... belly. That also deprives her of additional striking power. She definitely needs to work on that side of her fitness if she wants to stay competitive. But her immediate priority for now though, is obviously to take care of that injury. Hopefully, it’s not serious enough to interfere with her schedule for the next few weeks.

GoofyDuck
May 19th, 2012, 09:39 AM
Obviously, I sympathize with Petra for her abs injury, but I'm not surprised of that injury. Her abdominal muscles are week and prone to injury, hence the... belly. That also deprives her of additional striking power. She definitely needs to work on that side of her fitness if she wants to stay competitive. But her immediate priority for now though, is obviously to take care of that injury. Hopefully, it’s not serious enough to interfere with her schedule for the next few weeks.

Petra does eye less fit than last year.

Though usually she gets bunch of free point thanks to her serve, yesterday she had 0 free point due to non existent serve.
So still impressive how close this match was, should give her confidence about her ground game :)

Vuvurenka
May 19th, 2012, 09:52 AM
It was a pretty weird match, with the topsy turvy scoreline and all.

Both were playing quite mediocre in the first set, and Petra was clearly hampered by that ab injury in the first set tiebreaker, but she refused to quit and chose to play on despite having just lost the first set and knowing that she'll have to win this in 3. It wasn't the best choice but I really admire her attitude, to finish the match til the end. Second set was pretty bizarre, Kerber's level dropped and Petra was hitting winners all over the place. Then Kerber came back to life in the final, her defense was simply phenomenal, producing those amazing shots while on the run. Petra's level dropped and it was inevitable that Kerber would pull this one out. I've really gained some newfound respect for Petra's attitude and Angie's game.

GL Angie :yeah:

Shvedbarilescu
May 19th, 2012, 10:00 AM
While watching the match yesterday I was disgusted by Kerber. Her restless pushing made her feel as though she was over the moon but I felt as if I had been about to throw up.

Even though I had some sypmathy towards Kerber in the past, I became a hater of her since yesterday.

Many praise her defence, and she did so yesterday playing like Wozniacki 2.0
She was so obnoxious when she couldn't chase the ball once again when Kvitova finally hit a winner.
I don't her boring tennis, retrieving almost every single ball crosscourt.

It's just a pity that Kvitova wasn't fully fit, the pain obviously bothered her.
I shope she'll be in much better shape in Paris.

For the record Kerber hit more winners yesterday than Kvitova. You obviously didn't notice that.

Obviously part of that had to do with Petra's stomach muscle problem. But Kerber is actually very good offensively and turns defense into offense as well as anyone in the game. But when you play Petra you do need to play some good defense, virtually no one can hope to outslug her and to try would be foolish.

Personally I'm delighted to see Kerber in the top 10, it is very deserved. I see Angie remaining in the top 10 for several years now. She can do so many things well. The second serve is weak but that is probably the only real weakness in her game. I find her a pleasure to watch.

Angie has come a remarkably long way in the last year. Hard to believe less than a year ago she was outside the top 100 and slumping bad. What amazes me most about her is the way she is able to adapt her game to her opponent. More than any player in the game right now, she brings something different to every match she plays right now depending on the surface, her mood and mostly her opponent. Anyone who thinks they have the Kerber game sussed out after watching just one match of hers are very mistaken. She really is the most multifaceted player on the circuit right now.

I too hope Petra will be healthy soon. In fact with her stomach muscles the way they are losing this match was almost certainly the best thing that could have happened to her. She now has a good week to rest. Also the positive thing about RG is that she will only have to play on alternate days there, unlike on a normal tour event when she is often required to play several days in a row.

That said, stomach muscle problems can last quite a while and this could hinder her for some time to come. Then again (hopefully) it might not, one never really knows. But whatever, Petra does have a lot of ability and even if the next few months don't end up going to plan she is still very young. I wouldn't dream of ever writing her off. So while Petra's short term future right now does look a bit iffy with those injury problems her long term future remains very positive. She will bounce back and have more success at the highest level. It is just a matter of when.

Juanes
May 19th, 2012, 11:39 AM
Angelique :yeah:

C. Drone
May 19th, 2012, 12:23 PM
I hope Petra didnt aggravate her injury.

Matt01
May 19th, 2012, 02:19 PM
A little hypocritical from you when you bash Kvitova injury, explaining those are part of the game, but defend Wozniacki under the same topic. :lol: No Matt

http://www.tennisforum.com/showpost.php?p=21434239&postcount=238

:wavey:


My comment in that thread was not meant as an excuse for Woz' loss, I thought that was pretty clear. But of course injuries should be considered when talking about a player so I was just calling out justinehandninfan for its BS theories.

:wavey:

:kiss: