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The Kaz
May 22nd, 2012, 02:51 PM
Mirjana :hearts:

Rekindling the magic of Strasbourg like its 1997 :cool:

jrm
May 22nd, 2012, 02:53 PM
how can anyone lose to error machine :shrug:

embarrassing, Anne :help:

paul_masterton
May 22nd, 2012, 02:54 PM
Anne had a point for *5-1 in the second set.

Dreadful :sad:

scandic78
May 22nd, 2012, 02:54 PM
Whatevs' :rolleyes:

This match was on Anne's racquet. She let her back in too many times.

:o x 1000

max94
May 22nd, 2012, 02:55 PM
Lucic seems to be playing better lately, good for her :)

Tenis Srbija
May 22nd, 2012, 02:55 PM
Great comeback from Miki :yeah:

Sammo
May 22nd, 2012, 02:56 PM
Yeaaahhhh!! :woohoo:

The Kaz
May 22nd, 2012, 02:57 PM
how can anyone lose to error machine :shrug:

embarrassing, Anne :help:

Because she is a shit tennis player. Enough said.

kangwoo
May 22nd, 2012, 02:57 PM
sunshine day

keothavong wiki stated she has powerful forehand...if powerful but always UE what is the points?

like belly, playing the best games of her career

MistyGrey
May 22nd, 2012, 02:57 PM
Good going Lucic. I expected her to win in straights though.

The Kaz
May 22nd, 2012, 02:57 PM
Whatevs' :rolleyes:

This match was on Anne's racquet. She let her back in too many times.

:o x 1000

Umm no, as with every Lucic match, it is on her racquet.

Sammo
May 22nd, 2012, 02:57 PM
how can anyone lose to error machine :shrug:

embarrassing, Anne :help:

How can anyone who Steffi Graf said could become the greatest player of all time almost lose to Anne Keothavong? :oh:

Pebbles
May 22nd, 2012, 02:58 PM
Mirjana :woohoo: great fight from her once again.

markdelaney
May 22nd, 2012, 02:58 PM
Whatevs' :rolleyes:

This match was on Anne's racquet. She let her back in too many times.

:o x 1000


It was the opposite. Up to 2-6 3-5 it was unforced error after unforced error from Lucic (31 in total). The unforced errors then stopped for 6 games as Lucic hit 13 winners in 16 points. They came back for 3 games and then went away again. Anne couldn't do anything once the errors were reduced. Hopefully a nice draw for both of them next week !

Valanga
May 22nd, 2012, 02:59 PM
Anne :o

scandic78
May 22nd, 2012, 02:59 PM
Umm no, as with every Lucic match, it is on her racquet.

lol, nah fraid not my dear. Anne fucked this up for herself. Lucic had little say in it

The Kaz
May 22nd, 2012, 03:00 PM
It was the opposite. Up to 2-6 3-5 it was unforced error after unforced error from Lucic (31 in total). The unforced errors then stopped for 6 games as Lucic hit 13 winners in 16 points. They came back for 3 games and then went away again. Anne couldn't do anything once the errors were reduced. Hopefully a nice draw for both of them next week !

Some people on this board know nothing about tennis. Just ignore him

tennismaster8820
May 22nd, 2012, 03:02 PM
This match was on Anne's racquet. She let her back in too many times.

:o x 1000

:haha: :facepalm:

scandic78
May 22nd, 2012, 03:03 PM
Some people on this board know nothing about tennis. Just ignore him

Lol and you have the nerve to say Anne is a shit tennis player? That's a bit blatent and rude isn't it? How come she is top 100 then? Really, you're sweeping statements are quite pathetic but then what's to be expected from a poster like you.

Miracle Worker
May 22nd, 2012, 03:05 PM
Mirjana :bounce:

MLF
May 22nd, 2012, 03:05 PM
Really pleased for Miki but sorry for Anne that she lost from that position. Once Miki goes on a streak in a match there's not much some of these girls can do. Hope they both get a decent French Open draw.

Lachrymarum
May 22nd, 2012, 03:06 PM
Miki :)
But let's try to reduce those unforced errors against Schiavone :scared:

The Kaz
May 22nd, 2012, 03:08 PM
Lol and you have the nerve to say Anne is a shit tennis player? That's a bit blatent and rude isn't it? How come she is top 100 then? Really, you're sweeping statements are quite pathetic but then what's to be expected from a poster like you.

Look you have been exposed as ignorant twit who knows nothing about tennis.

Why is Keothavong top 100? She whores all the weak ITFs late in the year such as Barnstaple and Ismaning.

She has done nothing all year and is now on a 6 match losing with her only Top 100 wins coming against injured Paszek and Heather Watson, who is another joke. Heck she lost to Dolonc 6-2 6-0 2 weeks ago... need I say more :silly:

Edit: I forgot that she beat Cibulkova in KL however it was quite apparant that she tanked that match :oh:

Sammo
May 22nd, 2012, 03:09 PM
Lol and you have the nerve to say Anne is a shit tennis player? That's a bit blatent and rude isn't it? How come she is top 100 then? Really, you're sweeping statements are quite pathetic but then what's to be expected from a poster like you.

Potential wise, Keothavong is a joke compared to Lucic.

KrF7VAf_Koc

The Kaz
May 22nd, 2012, 03:12 PM
Potential wise, Keothavong is a joke compared to Lucic.

KrF7VAf_Koc

:hearts:

Tenis Srbija
May 22nd, 2012, 03:12 PM
Look you have been exposed as ignorant twit who knows nothing about tennis.

Why is Keothavong top 100? She whores all the weak ITFs late in the year such as Barnstaple and Ismaning.

She has done nothing all year and is now on a 6 match losing with her only Top 100 wins coming against injured Paszek and Heather Watson, who is another joke. Heck she lost to Dolonc 6-2 6-0 2 weeks ago... need I say more :silly:

Edit: I forgot that she beat Cibulkova in KL however it was quite apparant that she tanked that match :oh:

So Dolonc is better then Miki? :oh:

SVK
May 22nd, 2012, 03:16 PM
Despite reading that Lucic stopped making errors, Keothavong losing from such leading is nothing new.

tennismaster8820
May 22nd, 2012, 03:18 PM
Despite reading that Lucic stopped making errors, Keothavong losing from such leading is nothing new.

Exactly, Keothavong chokes all the time also against players who don't dictate against her.
But Mirjana's game is so much bigger that it was all about her, hit or miss.

The Kaz
May 22nd, 2012, 03:18 PM
So Dolonc is better then Miki? :oh:

Anne was more shit then usual agaisnt Dolonc :oh:

scandic78
May 22nd, 2012, 03:19 PM
Look you have been exposed as ignorant twit who knows nothing about tennis.

Why is Keothavong top 100? She whores all the weak ITFs late in the year such as Barnstaple and Ismaning.

She has done nothing all year and is now on a 6 match losing with her only Top 100 wins coming against injured Paszek and Heather Watson, who is another joke. Heck she lost to Dolonc 6-2 6-0 2 weeks ago... need I say more :silly:

Edit: I forgot that she beat Cibulkova in KL however it was quite apparant that she tanked that match :oh:

No I'm afraid I'm not ignorant, I've followed tennis for over 20 years. Please show some respect and don't call tennis players 'shit' or a 'joke'. It's really unnecessary.

Anne is top 100 through lots of hard work and determination. 'Whoring up' weak ITF's isn't all of it, as you put. She did well in a few WTA events at the end of last year and beat some much higher ranked players. Get your facts right please.

markdelaney
May 22nd, 2012, 03:47 PM
No I'm afraid I'm not ignorant, I've followed tennis for over 20 years. Please show some respect and don't call tennis players 'shit' or a 'joke'. It's really unnecessary.

Anne is top 100 through lots of hard work and determination. 'Whoring up' weak ITF's isn't all of it, as you put. She did well in a few WTA events at the end of last year and beat some much higher ranked players. Get your facts right please.

Anne deserves her top 100 place with wins over Makarova, Barthel, Ivanovic and Hradecka last year. She does seem to get lucky with grand slam 1R draws (Dolonc, Broady, Rodionova last year) but that's hardly her fault.

Match statistics Anne hit 20 W, and 27 UE . Lucic hit 46 W, and 45 UE 45.

In the first 16 games (Up to 2:6 3:5) : Anne hit 13 W and 18 UE, Lucic hit 20 W and 31 UE
In the final 14 games (After 2:6 3:5) : Anne hit 7 W and 9 UE, Lucic hit 26 W and 14 UE

Those stats suggest Lucic found form just in time and her racquet decided it.

volume3d
May 22nd, 2012, 04:00 PM
Amazing Miki :)!

Juju Nostalgique
May 22nd, 2012, 04:16 PM
:hearts: :woohoo:

Is Mirjana a direct RG MD entry? :scared:

volume3d
May 22nd, 2012, 04:26 PM
:hearts: :woohoo:

Is Mirjana a direct RG MD entry? :scared:

yes:wavey:

Juju Nostalgique
May 22nd, 2012, 04:27 PM
yes:wavey:

:woohoo:

Thanks mate! :kiss:

SERVivor
May 22nd, 2012, 05:52 PM
Anne deserves her top 100 place with wins over Makarova, Barthel, Ivanovic and Hradecka last year. She does seem to get lucky with grand slam 1R draws (Dolonc, Broady, Rodionova last year) but that's hardly her fault.

Match statistics Anne hit 20 W, and 27 UE . Lucic hit 46 W, and 45 UE 45.

In the first 16 games (Up to 2:6 3:5) : Anne hit 13 W and 18 UE, Lucic hit 20 W and 31 UE
In the final 14 games (After 2:6 3:5) : Anne hit 7 W and 9 UE, Lucic hit 26 W and 14 UE

Those stats suggest Lucic found form just in time and her racquet decided it.

nice, fair, objective post. Anne has been in bad form for the most part this year but certainly deserves her ranking with those quality wins you mentioned late in 2011. Your stats show Lucic hit a good balance of winners to unforced errors. Red clay is a surface where it is quite common even for the winning player to hit more errors than winners. I hope Lucic has something left in the tank for Shiavone. She's got to be tired after three three setters in three days.

Rena P
May 22nd, 2012, 06:15 PM
How can anyone who Steffi Graf said could become the greatest player of all time almost lose to Anne Keothavong? :oh:

Steffi Graf must have been drunk when she said that :lol:

flareon
May 22nd, 2012, 06:42 PM
Bye bye olympics.

Rix643
May 22nd, 2012, 07:43 PM
Lucic was such a drama queen today, really off-putting.
Disagreed with a call from the umpire, refused to play until the referee showed up, then shortly after starting another tirade against the umpire because of a call she questioned.

cn ireland
May 22nd, 2012, 09:33 PM
Well done Lucic:yeah:

GL in R2:)!!

Sweety Darling
May 22nd, 2012, 09:56 PM
Steffi Graf must have been drunk when she said that :lol:

Graf was always delusional, look at what she married.

Darutt
May 22nd, 2012, 10:23 PM
In Steffi's defense I believe she made comments that she thought Lucic had the most potential of the throng of teen queens hitting the tour at the time. It was mid 1997 after lucic won the first wta event she entered and then made it to the final on her 2nd one and playing two reasonably close sets with her. I think she had played all of them (Martina, Anna & Venus) by that time except Serena who hadn't really played any WTA events at that time I think. I don't think she inferred that Mirjana would be the greatest of all time, It was just about the quality of her game at that time for her age of 15. The potential was there for her I think but due to family & financial issues it never came to be.

Randy H
May 22nd, 2012, 10:49 PM
Very pleased for Mirjana but at the same time disappointed that Anne let this slide. Both needed this win pretty bad, hopefully Miki can continue from here and Anne can rebound in Paris :o

networthy
May 23rd, 2012, 02:48 AM
Lucic was such a drama queen today, really off-putting.
Disagreed with a call from the umpire, refused to play until the referee showed up, then shortly after starting another tirade against the umpire because of a call she questioned.

:sad:

BartoliBabes
May 23rd, 2012, 10:02 AM
WD Mirjana

finally she has started winning again

SM
May 23rd, 2012, 10:19 AM
Steffi also said Dokic would be the next fraulein forehand when she hit with her during Wimbledon 1999 and arranged to play Dokic in her farewell tour, another player with lots of potential at a young age but unfortunate circumstances.