View Full Version : week 21: Brussels-Premier

May 19th, 2012, 02:07 AM
Brussels - Premier

* Yanina Wickmayer
* Tamaryn Hendler
* Alison Van Uytvanck
* Ysaline Bonaventure

May 19th, 2012, 02:09 AM
Brussels - Premier

Q1 Michelle Larcher de Brito POR vs. (wc) Ysaline Bonaventure BEL

Interesting to see how she will do :) It's not the easiest draw but why not? :shrug:
Good luck :cheer:

May 19th, 2012, 08:45 AM
Only 1 Belgian wild card?

May 19th, 2012, 01:14 PM
Brussels - Premier

Q1 Michelle Larcher de Brito POR def. (wc) Ysaline Bonaventure BEL 6-1 6-3 :hug:

I finally choosed to stay home :oh:
After missing a BP for 4-2 she barely won a point :shrug: Low % of 1st serve and too much DF's but well tried ;)

And yes i don't understand why they prefer to give WC's to useless girls instead of useless belgians coz that can be a good experience for them :shrug:

May 19th, 2012, 01:23 PM
Brussels - Premier

R1 Ksenia Pervak KAZ vs. (wc) Alison Van Uytvanck BEL
R1 (wc) Tamaryn Hendler BEL vs. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova RUS
R1 Yanina Wickmayer BEL vs. Anna Chakvetadze RUS

Not a bad draw for the wildcards but can they do it?
I don't know what to think about Yanina's draw considering her last results and i like Chak but offcourse i prefer a win for Yanina.

May 19th, 2012, 02:28 PM
Why didn't they give Mestach a QWC?
Don't tell me she's still injured :o

May 19th, 2012, 04:10 PM
Kerber out, Tammy is playing a qualifier as Pavlyuchenkova is the last seed now :eek: There is big chances for an easy draw !

May 20th, 2012, 05:41 AM

May 20th, 2012, 08:30 AM
Was Kirsten's ranking too low to play qualifying? Or was she too upset because she didn't get a WC for the main draw?

May 20th, 2012, 01:25 PM
She shouldn't be upset. She already got enough wild cards in her career. Time for other Belgians to show how bad and useless they are :)

May 21st, 2012, 08:01 PM
She asked one for maindraw but didn't get one and didn't asked one for qualie

May 21st, 2012, 08:02 PM
Ali won :cheer: :cheer:

May 21st, 2012, 10:56 PM
Wow how dud Alison pull that off? She's been sucking all year then wins against Pervak in Brussels.

Knows how to take her opportunities.

Hopefully this gives her the confidence she's been missing

Emiel Goelen
May 22nd, 2012, 07:16 AM
R1 (WC) Tamaryn Hendler BEL vs. (LL) Bojana Jovanovski SRB

R1 Castaño COL/Lefevre FRA vs. (WC) Bovina RUS/Van Uytvanck BEL

Emiel Goelen
May 22nd, 2012, 05:36 PM
R1 (LL) Bojana Jovanovski SRB def. (WC) Tamaryn Hendler BEL 7-5 7-5 :sad:
R1 Yanina Wickmayer BEL def. Anna Chakvetadze RUS 3-6 6-4 6-1 :)

R2 (WC) Alison Van Uytvanck BEL vs. Chanelle Scheepers RSA
R2 Yanina Wickmayer BEL vs. (4) Dominika Cibulkova SVK

May 22nd, 2012, 06:47 PM
Both Belgians on CC so maybe they'll be on Eurosport stream :)

Dikke proficiat Alison :worship:

Emiel Goelen
May 22nd, 2012, 07:13 PM
R1 (WC) Bovina RUS/Van Uytvanck BEL def. Castaño COL/Lefevre FRA 2-6 7-6(10) [10-6] :D

QF (WC) Bovina RUS/Van Uytvanck BEL vs. (4) Mattek-Sands USA/Mirza IND

May 22nd, 2012, 09:15 PM
Nice fight in doubles :cool:

May 23rd, 2012, 08:56 AM
My little match report of Hendler vs Jovanovski:

To begin with, Tammy certainly wasn't the lesser player. If tennis was no mental sport, Tammy would have won this 6-4 6-2. But since tennis is also played between the ears, Jovanovski did the better job. It's not that Tammy choked that much, but it was Jovanovski who did a great job intimidating Tammy by being more present on court on the important points.

All in all Tammy's FH cross is very consistent and she played some nice winners from both sides. Good BH DTL as well. Nice first serves that are well placed.

In the first set Tammy got a break up by good play. However at the crucial points I felt it was Jovanovski who was more agressive and was more present on the court. Like I said, Jovanovski certainly played the mental game better than Tammy. For exemple: Jovanovski stepped 1,5m in the court to receive second serve and started moving a lot while waiting for the ball, showing Tammy she was there and ready. That's something Tammy still has to learn. Instead of feeling intimidated she should have tried to be more present herself. Second set was more of the same. Tammy was up 4-0* with some great returns but started to play less aggressive while Jovanovski kept believing in her chances. Especially Tammy's serve let her down with DF's on crucial points and hardly any first serves anymore.

Wath annoyed me the most was that Tammy still has the same flaws I saw 2 years ago. I believe her BH, FH and first serve (mostly well placed, but she should work on getting it 10 km faster) have gotten better, as well as her movement. The flaws I'm talking about are her second serve (still a disaster) and her fitness/movement. Allthough she is a bit quicker around the court, she'd better lose another 5 kg's + her footwork is not the best. I would advice her to take an exemple of Bartoli who always keeps moving between points, between first and second serve, while waiting for the ball, who activates herself, who is present on court...).

What I liked most about Tammy is that she is such a lovely girl. It's like she always kept smiling during the match.

May 23rd, 2012, 03:22 PM
Alison won again! :eek: 4-6 6-4 6-2 against Scheepers. Very impressive if you ask me. Shame that she feels so much pressure in the smaller tournaments :sad:

May 23rd, 2012, 03:25 PM
Alison won again! :eek: 4-6 6-4 6-2 against Scheepers. Very impressive if you ask me. Shame that she feels so much pressure in the smaller tournaments :sad:

Yeah she got a bit lucky with Scheepers hitting so many errors, but I love her game :hearts: She'll go places eventually. I mean if she can play in front of a 1,000 Belgians without feeling pressure she'll crack the 10ks again (didn't she have a 22-match winning run anyway?)

Haha she gets 80 % of questions in French and replies in Dutch. :p

Emiel Goelen
May 23rd, 2012, 03:26 PM
This proves that Alison certainly should quit all those 10k's. She clearly feels too much pressure when she "has to" win, and even if she would win them, not much points to gain there.

Now a QF against Radwanska. I predict an easy win for Aga, but give it your best Alison! :)

May 23rd, 2012, 03:32 PM
Nice alison :)

May 23rd, 2012, 03:35 PM
Impressive :D
Goo Alison :D

May 23rd, 2012, 07:40 PM
Tamaryn won her first GS match against Alizé Lim, 36 75 64 :). Faces Karolina Pliskova next.

Emiel Goelen
May 23rd, 2012, 07:59 PM
R2 (4) Dominika Cibulkova SVK def. Yanina Wickmayer BEL 6-3 6-4 :(

May 23rd, 2012, 11:19 PM
Alison :eek: Didn't expected that at all too bad i missed her playing! Will be interesting against Rad :yeah:
Yanina :sad:

May 24th, 2012, 10:18 AM
from saturday

May 24th, 2012, 10:23 AM
pics from yesterday

Emiel Goelen
May 24th, 2012, 04:51 PM
QF (1) Agnieszka Radwanska POL def. (WC) Alison Van Uytvanck BEL 6-2 6-1 :(

Still a fantastic tournament! Now try to also win some matches outside of Brussels Alison ;)

May 24th, 2012, 06:28 PM
Great match from her against Scheepers :) Good performance against Radwanska too :hug: