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silesia
Jun 18th, 2012, 02:04 PM
Clay season ended with a nice accent - Doubles-Title in Bad Gastein :D So it's time to move on green grass.

Let's start a discussion about Wimbledon and the Olympics ;)

Julia will be seeded in Wimbledon and will be in Top-23 (Petko, Kanepi out), it means Top-8 oponent in 4th round. So it's ok ;)

(I prefer to say nothing about V.W. and K.C.)...

May be able to play like in Australia :) But above all I hope for the defense of points from last year (3rd round).

Come on Julia!

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Ps: hope it won't be a picnic on thickets :bowdown:

silesia
Jun 21st, 2012, 05:10 PM
Wimbledon ‏@Wimbledon
The official draw takes place tomorrow at 10am. It will be live on @LiveatWimbledon radio right here

Michael!
Jun 21st, 2012, 07:34 PM
Julia will be on position 22, toughest possible 1st round opponents are obviously Venus and Clijsters but also players like Makarova,Pironkova,Shvedova, Oudin etc. could be tricky.
I hope she gets a good draw and no Dutchie in 1st round.
Toughest possible 3rd round opponents are Bartoli,Li or Ivanovic also could face Zvonareva,Errani or Pennetta (which seems to be easier) or the surprise bags Cibulkova/Lisicki!

Will be interesting for sure, on a good day Julia will be able to beat any possible 1st round opponent anywy, except for Kim and Venus. Hopefully she learned from her mistakes from Paris and Gastein and stays focused.
Clay season was average this year but she had some success on hard court earlier, so grass also should suit here this year, she will have all chances as long as her serve works but she absolutely has to avoid cheap UEs when she has the chance to go for "easy" winners but that is mostly a question of concentration...

CillyUltra
Jun 22nd, 2012, 09:52 AM
Julia's quarter at The Championships:

(7) Caroline Wozniacki v Tamira Paszek
Alize Cornet v Nina Bratchikova
Greta Arn v Galina Voskoboeva
Yanina Wickmayer v (32) Svetlana Kuznetsova

(21) Roberta Vinci v (WC) Ashleigh Barty
Urszula Radwanska v Marina Erakovic
(Q) Mirjana Lucic v Alexandra Panova
Casey Dellacqua v (9) Marion Bartoli

(14) Ana Ivanovic v Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez
Kimiko Date-Krumm v Kateryna Bondarenko
Anastasiya Yakimova v Mandy Minella
Shahar Peer v (22) Julia Goerges

(26) Anabel Medina Garrigues v Simona Halep
(Q) Jana Cepelova v (Q) Kristina Mladenovic
Irina-Camelia Begu v Romina Oprandi
Irina Falconi v (2) Victoria Azarenka
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Michael!
Jun 22nd, 2012, 10:06 AM
Against Peer on grass and then Yakimova or Minella, if Julia doesn´t reach 3rd round here :facepalm:

maturedgirl
Jun 22nd, 2012, 10:40 AM
Against Peer on grass and then Yakimova or Minella, if Julia doesn´t reach 3rd round here :facepalm:

Could really be worse :lol:

SidTheKid
Jun 22nd, 2012, 10:46 AM
Possible my wo faves in R3 oh great :D

CillyUltra
Jun 22nd, 2012, 11:55 AM
Julia and Jill's half:

(8) Iveta Benesova/ Barbora Zahlavova Strycova v Vania King/ Yasmin Schnack
Janette Husarova/ Ksenia Pervak v Olga Govortsova/ Mandy Minella
Andreja Klepac/ Anastasia Rodionova v Jill Craybas/ Julia Goerges
Hao-Ching Chan/ Yung-Jan Chan v (9) Nuria Llagostera Vives/ Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez

(15) Irina-Camelia Begu/ Monica Niculescu ROU v Elena Baltacha/ Anne Keothavong
Su-Wei Hsieh/ Sabine Lisicki v Laura Robson/ Heather Watson
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova/ Lucie Safarova v Flavia Pennetta/ Francesca Schiavone
Naomi Broady/ Johanna Konta v (3) Kveta Peschke/ Katarina Srebotnik

(6) Andrea Hlavackova/ Lucie Hradecka v Kimiko Date-Krumm/ Rika Fujiwara
Mona Barthel/ Angelique Kerber v Dominika Cibulkova/ Daniela Hantuchova
Lindsay Lee-Waters/ Megan Moulton-Levy v Lourdes Dominguez Lino/ Carla Suarez Navarro
Alexandra Panova/ Shuai Zhang v (11) Natalie Grandin/ Vladimira Uhlirova

(14) Gisela Dulko/ Paola Suarez v Irina Falconi/ Chanelle Scheepers
Shahar Peer/ Yanina Wickmayer v Agnieszka Radwanska/ Urszula Radwanska
Christina McHale/ Tamira Paszek v Alize Cornet/ Pauline Parmentier
Eva Birnerova/ Petra Cetkovska v (2) Sara Errani/ Roberta Vinci

Vikapower
Jun 22nd, 2012, 12:55 PM
Yeah again, Julia should make the third round there again to certainly meet Victoria who'll be a whole lot different story for her -- hopefully we'll get that latter showing. ;)

CillyUltra
Jun 25th, 2012, 05:52 PM
Julia will play the 4th match on Court 4 tomorrow.

No show court and a late match again. :rolleyes:

silesia
Jun 25th, 2012, 06:11 PM
Oh man... :sad:

Hopefully she'll play tomorrow and all will be good :)

Dispeker
Jun 25th, 2012, 06:35 PM
It's beyond me why they show a match like McHale vs. Konta (No. 212) but not Julia vs. Peer. Anyway, good luck Jule :drive:


Edit: Just noticed, Konta is british..

Vikapower
Jun 25th, 2012, 06:41 PM
Julia will play the 4th match on Court 4 tomorrow.

No show court and a late match again. :rolleyes:

Well considering Serena is on court 2 and Victoria on court 1, we could easily conclude that it's the anti-WTA/pro-ATP crusade so no worries on that side. :lol: Just hope Julia wins.

silesia
Jun 26th, 2012, 03:30 AM
Martinache Stéphane ‏@smartinache photographer:

Message for @juliagoerges ;) http://po.st/ZdGMmM/

http://distilleryimage2.instagram.com/0f4c7edcbef711e1af7612313813f8e8_7.jpg

joy division
Jun 26th, 2012, 06:05 AM
The third round is more than makeable. Maybe even more.

All the best for Julia at Wimbledon.

http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/8862/justdoitlgpng.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/819/justdoitlgpng.jpg/)

Just do it !

CillyUltra
Jun 26th, 2012, 06:41 PM
Julia's match is going to start now on Court 6.

Michael!
Jun 27th, 2012, 02:31 PM
Görges def. Peer 62 62

Good start from Frau Görges, Peer really suits her game it seems, fantastic stats and no break for Peer in the whole match! :D
Next round vs Minella or Yakimova, has to win this as well but Julia has to be careful, she has to stay focused, I honestly don´t expect her as easy as today but should be a two sets win!!

Anyway, last time Julia lost in the first round of a slam was 2 years ago here at Wimbledon against Bartoli, can be really satisfied with that but I hope that she will take her chances in future at slams as well as QF in Paris was more than possible and here in Wimbledon 3rd round against Ivanovic already will be too tough, I guess, but we´ll see, everything is possible these days at WTA tour!

HowardH
Jun 27th, 2012, 03:43 PM
A very solid win.

mk27
Jun 27th, 2012, 05:57 PM
Next round against Yakimova.

CillyUltra
Jun 27th, 2012, 09:08 PM
We all know, crucially are Julia's 3rd round matched. But good to see that she's become so consistent in early rounds at GS's, where always some other top-ranked players have problems, and despite she rarely has that great results in the run-up.

Julia will play the 2nd match not before 1pm BST on Court 4 tomorrow. No show court again. :(

Michael!
Jun 27th, 2012, 10:01 PM
Julia´s section in Mixed Draw

[11]Cermak/Hradecka vs. bye
Knowle/Paszek vs. Lopez/Husarova
Elgin/Voskoboeva vs. Gonzalez/Zhang
[8]Nestor/Görges vs. bye

Frau Görges even decided to play Mixed :eek: :oh:

silesia
Jun 27th, 2012, 10:02 PM
Julia will play mixed with Daniel Nestor :O

I do not know why this strange decision...

CillyUltra
Jun 27th, 2012, 10:56 PM
She plays for fun I guess. She won't play mixed at the Olympics as Petzschner decided to team up with Angie, and I reckon there's no chance for a 2nd German team.

Banditoo
Jun 28th, 2012, 05:10 AM
It's great! I love mixed doubles! Win that title Julia!

mk27
Jun 28th, 2012, 01:48 PM
Julia Goerges d. Anastasiya Yakimova 7-6(3) 6-2

Aces: 7/1
DF: 2/6
Winners: 36/9
UE: 24/12

mk27
Jun 28th, 2012, 02:50 PM
Next round against Ivanovic (H2H 1-3)

SidTheKid
Jun 28th, 2012, 02:56 PM
My two biggest faves oh great ..

HowardH
Jun 28th, 2012, 03:06 PM
Well she did as well as we expected. Now we'll see if she can go further.

Nestor is a great doubles player, so she's got a good partner there.

Vikapower
Jun 28th, 2012, 03:06 PM
Nice and easy win :cheer: keep going Julia -- it would be great if she broke that stupid hurdle of the 3rd. round -- :( She has no great difficulties in making that stage in majors, she made the 3rd. round in all 4 majors, now I seriously really want more than just that.

Dispeker
Jun 28th, 2012, 03:07 PM
Great win. She is so consistent at GS it's really remarkable. Now it won't be easy against Ana. In their last encounter on grass (Eastbourne) she lost in straight sets, if I remember correctly. Well, 3rd round is already a good achievement though reaching the 4th or even progressing beyond would be nice, of course.

Dispeker
Jun 28th, 2012, 03:08 PM
Nice and easy win :cheer: keep going Julia -- it would be great if she broke that stupid hurdle of the 3rd. round -- :( She has no great difficulties in making that stage in majors, she made the 3rd. round in all 4 majors, now I seriously really want more than just that.

Yeah, it's actually about time :) We'll see.

Vikapower
Jun 28th, 2012, 03:14 PM
Great win. She is so consistent at GS it's really remarkable. Now it won't be easy against Ana. In their last encounter on grass (Eastbourne) she lost in straight sets, if I remember correctly. Well, 3rd round is already a good achievement though reaching the 4th or even progressing beyond would be nice, of course.

Yeah I agree but in Eastbourne Julia really played a non-match since that break-back if I recall at 4-2 in the first set by Ana. Her serve and ground-game went totally absent --

I really hope Julia rises unto the occasion in these 3rd. round matches, she really under-performs considerably and that's going to be a problem.

I think/hope she'll win in 3.

Sorry for Javier and other Ana fans -- I know both girls really really need it equally (that 4th. round) but I really want the win for Julia more than Julia herself. :p :hug:

SidTheKid
Jun 28th, 2012, 03:16 PM
I will be happpy regardless result ;)

Michael!
Jun 28th, 2012, 05:00 PM
Yakimova had some good stats against Minella and she can be tricky as former top 50 player althouh she obviously "sucked" recently!
But strange that Julia was totally without chance on return in 1st set but happy at least that she was able to win the TB then and was able to save a BP before.
But typical for Julia then that she isn´t able to keep focus then, 5 breaks in a row in 2nd set after a 1st set without any breaks, typical....but good that Yakimova served some DFs in 2nd set and Julia had no problems in the end.
Stats were quite good again, many winners as always, she really seems to play aggressive tennis on grass!!

Next is Ivanovic, interesting match! Both with many up´s and down´s in their games, I hope that Julia´s serve works and that Ana´s serve will be off, then she has a chance :lol:
But anyway, I expect Ivanovic to win but I am happy that she was able to win two matches here at least already :)

CillyUltra
Jun 28th, 2012, 06:44 PM
Julia lost her first round doubles match. :(

Klepac/Rodionova def. Jill/Julia 6-4 3-6 6-3

rucolo
Jun 29th, 2012, 12:41 PM
Happy Julia is into Wimbledon R3 ! :cheer:

But 7-6 against Yakimova is worrying. Julia definitely has to improve in order to beat Ivanovic. If her serve is off and her footwork/movement weak, then no chance to win.

Well, Ivanovic is the favourite in this match anyway, so nothing to lose for Julia really :p

silesia
Jun 29th, 2012, 07:30 PM
No.2 COURT – SHOW COURT – 11.30 AM START (12:30 GER)

1 Ana Ivanovic (SRB) [14]vs Julia Goerges (GER) [22]

Come On Julia !!!

Adrian1092
Jun 29th, 2012, 09:19 PM
Gutted my 2 faves have to face each other :sad: I'm gonna have to go for Ana this time tho. Will still be more than happy if Jules comes thru though!
Here's to a good match :yeah:

Banditoo
Jun 30th, 2012, 01:14 PM
I want Mixed more than anything! I hope that she is able to win more matches on grass with Nestor! Mixed matches are very interesting anyway. So I don't care for singles now, it was rather disappointing, though!

HowardH
Jun 30th, 2012, 04:01 PM
Julia :hug:. From the scoreline it seems it was a good match though I didn't see it.

SidTheKid
Jun 30th, 2012, 04:35 PM
Julia :hug: But still I wasa little more on Anas side :)

silesia
Jun 30th, 2012, 08:11 PM
she lost again in 3rd round ...

http://chzgifs.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/funny-gifs-when-the-internet-cuts-out.gif

joy division
Jul 4th, 2012, 02:51 PM
^^^ Poor fellow !:hug::lol:

Her mixed match in the evening will be streamed.;)

Julia does not twitter a lot right now.
What might Julia feel about the success of her compatriots at Wimbledon ?
For sure she`s happy for the other girls.
I hope it encourages her and she floors her car in the hard court season.:drive:

joy division
Jul 4th, 2012, 05:02 PM
The match is suspended.

CillyUltra
Jul 4th, 2012, 05:52 PM
One person who knows about the bad stuff is Daniel Nestor. He lost in men’s doubles last Friday and has now waited around four full days without playing his first-round mixed doubles alongside the fetching Julia Goerges of Germany.

On Tuesday evening, Nestor and Goerges got on Court 3 at 7:30 p.m. and warmed up only to have more spitting rain descend and force cancellation before a single point was played.


http://s19.postimage.org/m7ezv385f/nestorgoerges.jpg

I caught up with Nestor, above, returning to the locker room Tuesday evening with Goerges, and asked him why he had not just chucked the mixed doubles and returned home with his wife Natasha and three-year-old daughter Tiana after his doubles loss. After all, the three have been in Europe since leaving Toronto for Paris on May 21.

“Because I’m a man of my word,” he replied. He then added, with the wry humour that is his calling card, “we’ve had great practice sessions – a mixed doubles training camp.”

Tebbutt: Eating Your Wimbledon Words (http://www.tenniscanada.com/index.php?title=Tebbutt:-Eating-Your-Wimbledon-Words&pid=3925)

CillyUltra
Jul 4th, 2012, 06:16 PM
The match is suspended.

They're playing now. ;)

Shein
Jul 4th, 2012, 06:31 PM
They're playing now. ;)

Without livestream?

CillyUltra
Jul 4th, 2012, 06:45 PM
Without livestream?

http://lsh.lshunter.tv/static/popups/100518787295630.html

Shein
Jul 4th, 2012, 06:49 PM
http://lsh.lshunter.tv/static/popups/100518787295630.html
Thank you very much! :bounce:

1st set: 4-6 :(

silesia
Jul 4th, 2012, 07:18 PM
One more smash and she will be disqualified for attacking people.

Sascha doesn't see, that Julia doesn't know what it is?

Shein
Jul 4th, 2012, 07:58 PM
Won 4-6 6-3 6-4 :bounce:

joy division
Jul 4th, 2012, 08:01 PM
What a classy match this was.:p

Nobody can stop Julia and her adjutant Nestor to win the first Wimbledon title.:cool:

silesia
Jul 4th, 2012, 08:10 PM
Only four matches yet :aparty:

CillyUltra
Jul 4th, 2012, 08:20 PM
Seemed they really wanted to buckle down.

One more smash and she will be disqualified for attacking people.

Sascha doesn't see, that Julia doesn't know what it is?

That was a weird scream from Julia when she terribly missed an overhead at the end of set 2. :D

Michael!
Jul 4th, 2012, 08:50 PM
why she cares for mix?:sobbing:
I would prefer her playin Palermo, now she probably will withdraw :sobbing: :oh:

HowardH
Jul 5th, 2012, 04:44 AM
One more smash and she will be disqualified for attacking people.

Sascha doesn't see, that Julia doesn't know what it is?

Wait, didn't see it so I'm curious- what happened on her smashes?

silesia
Jul 5th, 2012, 10:54 PM
^^^

She was hitting all smashes clearly on out. And in one moment of the match Julia just completely messed up an overhead and she nearly killed some people in her box :lol: After she squealed weird, like CillyUltra wrote :D

Julia and Daniel won their match today and are now in the quaters. They will play against Huber/Bryan, so not easy match...

AGAIN last match on Court 3 tomorrow :rolleyes:

btw: Julia is the last German woman in the Wimbledon-draw now! #boss #thebestofthebest :smoke:

silesia
Jul 6th, 2012, 06:49 PM
QF match is under way: http://www.atdhenet.tv/42793/watch-wimbledon-court-3

joy division
Jul 6th, 2012, 07:13 PM
5-7, How can this Brian/Huber dare to take the first set.:(

The one British commentator is a fan of her.:lol:

"Julia must be a superstar over in Germany, she looks stunning and has a lot of followers in that department ."

But she`s not quite up to date.

"Some must be calling her Julia Gorgeous.":o

deboraski
Jul 6th, 2012, 07:16 PM
What smashorror game was that? :help:

And the second stream today that is frozen. :(

silesia
Jul 6th, 2012, 07:37 PM
so... what is the next tournament? :lol:

joy division
Jul 6th, 2012, 07:38 PM
Poor Julia !
She was the weakest player on court, and the opponents permanently went for her.
And then she even hit her own partner at the net.:o:D
Live goes on...:hug:

silesia
Jul 6th, 2012, 07:49 PM
In my opinion Nestor was very poor...
Bryan served VERY well and played strongly. It was the key, Julia couldn't keep it.
Nestor plays like a woman... He doesn't do any damage to opponents with these gentle strikes.

CillyUltra
Jul 6th, 2012, 07:57 PM
Well, they hadn't much fun today. Julia looked very frustrated (as we know her) during the 2nd set .

Malkmus_
Jul 6th, 2012, 08:02 PM
Caught the end of the second set, disappointing but it just looked like her partner wanted to go home and she got too frustrated. Didn't see the first set, but it was close so wonder what went wrong. :hug:

Would be nice to see her playing more mixed doubles at the slams though, hope she sticks with Nestor for the USO.

joy division
Jul 6th, 2012, 08:07 PM
Nestor clearly was annoyed in the end.
It was a little surprising because it does not fit well to what Julia told about him, being such a nice and funny guy.

silesia
Jul 6th, 2012, 08:16 PM
No, no more seniors partners please :p I want a guy playing a modern tennis with ... adrenaline...

Malkmus_
Jul 6th, 2012, 08:20 PM
Someone like Petzschner would be a good partner for her

joy division
Jul 6th, 2012, 08:29 PM
As we know Julia simply has a faible for old daddies.

Petzschner would not be patient enough with her, I guess.
Federer is her dream tennis man and would fit better.;)

silesia
Jul 18th, 2012, 02:35 AM
Rotfl rotfl at official Olympic's website :rolls:

http://www.london2012.com/athlete/goerges-julia-1088035/

:haha: :haha: http://www.london2012.com/imgml/athletes/xl/1288543.png


Look at Ivanovic, Tipsarevic, Lisicki, Bondarenko sis, Melzer & other ... I'm lying...

tweet:
36 Laps ‏@36laps:
I know what happened. The anti-doping group woke up the players, made them pee in a cup and THEN did their official player shot. ‪#Olympics‬

HowardH
Jul 18th, 2012, 08:49 AM
I'm not sure what was going on with those pics. Did they tell them they weren't allowed to smile? And how come Dani's pic is so much better than anyone else's? Dani's pic is exactly the kind of pic you want to have when you are subtly trying to "charm" a traffic officer out of giving you a speeding ticket, whereas almost everyone else looks like they were just arrested and put in jail.

The pictures are so bad I think officials will actually have a hard time recognising the players when they go to check their id.

Curious. Her eyes are very dilated in that pic, so I guess her pupils hadn't reacted to the flash yet.

silesia
Jul 18th, 2012, 01:29 PM
Petkovic out of Olympics. What now with Julia in doubles ?? :rolleyes:

http://www.tennisnet.com/deutschland/welttennis/damen/Schweren-Herzens-Petkovic-muss-Olympia-Start-absagen/4175980

silesia
Jul 18th, 2012, 03:03 PM
Andrea Petkovic ‏@andreapetkovic
For those of you who asked: Mona Barthel and @Annagroenefeld (for doubles with @juliagoerges now have the chance to be nominated instead...


Andrea Petkovic ‏@andreapetkovic
...of myself. The decision is up to the DOSB but I'm sure they will make a right one. Will be easier for me to see other's dreams come true.


Sorry Mona but for doubles with Julia Anna Lena is definitely better....

silesia
Jul 19th, 2012, 02:25 PM
Julia plays in doubles with Anna-Lena :bounce:

ITF Olympic Tennis ‏@OlympicsTennis
Germany's Andrea Petkovic has pulled out of @London2012 with ankle injury. Replaced by Mona Barthel (singles) & Anna-Lena Groenefeld (dubs)

tennisfan500
Jul 19th, 2012, 04:44 PM
Oh good! :yeah: nice to see both of them get to play in the olympics now and great that julia plays doubles with anna-lena. they won a couple tournaments together back in the day so its a good team.

tennisfan500
Jul 19th, 2012, 05:55 PM
Here is a list of who would be a good 1st round match for Julia, and who we want to avoid...

If Julia draws any of these players, it's almost a given she will advance...
- Veronica Cepede Royg
- Stephanie Vogt
- Mariana Duque Mariño
- Ons Jabeur
- Silvia Soler Espinosa
- Irina-Camelia Begu
- Shahar Pe'er
- Alona Bondarenko
- Agnes Szavay
- Anabel Medina Garrigues

So hopefully Julia draws one of those jackpots...

Here is who we want to avoid...
- Victoria Azarenka
- Agnieszka Radwańska
- Petra Kvitová
- Maria Sharapova
- Serena Williams
- Li Na

Every other match I think could go either way. Of course Julia will be the heavy favorite against some such as Suarez Navarro, and the underdog against maybe Lisicki or Kerber, but she can beat both, and likewise, lose to CSN. :tape:
However given that there is just 6 players in the draw that Julia could face in the 1st round where she really would have no hope, I think she has an excellent shot at advancing to the 2nd round, and a decent shot on even the 3rd round. Does anyone know when the draw is coming out?

silesia
Jul 19th, 2012, 11:24 PM
on July 26. We must wait 1 week :)

btw: nice avatar :P

Vikapower
Jul 20th, 2012, 12:51 AM
Rotfl rotfl at official Olympic's website :rolls:

http://www.london2012.com/athlete/goerges-julia-1088035/

:haha: :haha: http://www.london2012.com/imgml/athletes/xl/1288543.png


Look at Ivanovic, Tipsarevic, Lisicki, Bondarenko sis, Melzer & other ... I'm lying...

tweet:
36 Laps ‏@36laps:
I know what happened. The anti-doping group woke up the players, made them pee in a cup and THEN did their official player shot. ‪#Olympics‬

:tape: This is bad really, the picture. :lol: :help: You'd say a junkie who got a surgical operation/face lifting -- :spit:

joy division
Jul 20th, 2012, 05:37 AM
:tape: This is bad really, the picture. :lol: :help: You'd say a junkie who got a surgical operation/face lifting -- :spit:

:D Do they offer welcome lines at the Olympics was my first thought when I saw the picture.

Btw., if I was in charge, she would be Germany`s flag bearer this time.:rocker:

HowardH
Jul 20th, 2012, 01:17 PM
What are welcome lines? Do you mean pick-up lines? She looks like she's an unprogrammed fembot or something. It's reminiscent of the look people have when they get flashed in the eyes with memory-erasing devices in movies like Men in Black.

Ziva
Jul 20th, 2012, 01:29 PM
:tape: This is bad really, the picture. :lol: :help: You'd say a junkie who got a surgical operation/face lifting -- :spit:

someone had to do it ;)

http://www.bilder-upload.eu/upload/d4cbb5-1342790927.jpg

Vikapower
Jul 20th, 2012, 04:35 PM
someone had to do it ;)

http://www.bilder-upload.eu/upload/d4cbb5-1342790927.jpg

:lol: Well done --

:D Do they offer welcome lines at the Olympics was my first thought when I saw the picture.

Btw., if I was in charge, she would be Germany`s flag bearer this time.:rocker:

:lol:

Who's Germany's flag bearer ? Germany has lots of great champions for example in biathlon or something, can't remember really too good. :lol:

joy division
Jul 20th, 2012, 06:22 PM
What are welcome lines? Do you mean pick-up lines? She looks like she's an unprogrammed fembot or something. It's reminiscent of the look people have when they get flashed in the eyes with memory-erasing devices in movies like Men in Black.

What are pick-up lines ? Can`t get it.
The line where you have to wait until it`s your turn ?
I meant the thin white lines that you draw with the razor blade;). Just a little joke.
I guess she was in the dark before they made the pic.

joy division
Jul 20th, 2012, 07:45 PM
Nice photo shop, Ziva !



Who's Germany's flag bearer ? Germany has lots of great champions for example in biathlon or something, can't remember really too good. :lol:


Biathlon at Olympic games in summer is news to me.:lol:

To be true, I`m no Olympic maniac. So I don`t know the procedure.
I guess they`ll announce the flagg bearer in the next few days.
Probably it`s Britta Steffen, the swimmer. She has some temperament and would be nice.
Last time it was Dirk Nowitzki when I remember right.
He is a very nice guy and a great sportsman but as German flaggbearer he is a little too introvert and as exciting as a lighthouse, imo.
If there is no extraordinary famous person they usually take the most successful. Then it might be a pretty unknown equestrian or canoeist.

I think somebody fresh and unexpected would be brisk for this job.
Julia indeed would be great.
She loves her country, would be excited as a little child and smile all over her face if she had this honour.:D
But not only the old daddies of the German Olympic comitee for sure have other ideas.;)

HowardH
Jul 21st, 2012, 12:43 AM
What are pick-up lines ? Can`t get it.
The line where you have to wait until it`s your turn ?
I meant the thin white lines that you draw with the razor blade;). Just a little joke.
I guess she was in the dark before they made the pic.

Thin white lines you draw with the razor blade... I still don't quite understand. Lines of coke or other illegal substances, things like that? Because Julia looks totally "out of it"?

Good work on the prison mugshot Ziva :lol:. Personally to me, even more than a mugshot, it really looks exactly how I would expect her to look after having her memory erased. You know, after the light flashes they stand there blankly staring into space for a minute or so. I'm sure that her mind was completely blank at that moment, I can't see the slightest hint of thought in her eyes.

Pick-up lines are the cheesy lines guys use when trying to "pick up" or "chat up" girls. I don't think they are used so much nowadays unless for a laugh, but stereotypical ones are things like "I seem to have lost my phone number. Can I have yours?" or "If I told you you had a beautiful body, would you hold it against me?"

The lines where you wait for your turn are queues.

Well, Julia would have to accomplish something big before she could be a flagbearer, but I'm sure she'd love to do it. I presume that Germany has a world champion at something at the moment, they would normally be the flagbearer. It sounds like perhaps there isn't a totally clearcut choice this time though, from what you are saying.

joy division
Jul 21st, 2012, 07:09 AM
Good work on the prison mugshot Ziva :lol:. Personally to me, even more than a mugshot, it really looks exactly how I would expect her to look after having her memory erased. You know, after the light flashes they stand there blankly staring into space for a minute or so. I'm sure that her mind was completely blank at that moment, I can't see the slightest hint of thought in her eyes.

Because Julia looks totally "out of it"?

Looking at her performances she finds herself from time to time in these conditions also on court.:D

Non photogenic people can do what they want. They nearly always look strange or absent on pics.
But Julia usually is photogenic.
The photographer might have been in a hurry and made just one shot.
She probably wanted to look extra serious on this very official pic, and combined with the mydriasis we`ve got this result.



Thin white lines you draw with the razor blade... I still don't quite understand. Lines of coke or other illegal substances, things like that?

Pick-up lines are the cheesy lines guys use when trying to "pick up" or "chat up" girls. I don't think they are used so much nowadays unless for a laugh, but stereotypical ones are things like "I seem to have lost my phone number. Can I have yours?" or "If I told you you had a beautiful body, would you hold it against me?"

The lines where you wait for your turn are queues.

Thanks a again for the little English lesson.
There is obviously a very thin line to get misunderstood when it`s about subtelties communicating in a foreign language.
But now I`ve got you. We call it "Anmache".
The one with the phone number is not bad.:cool:


Well, Julia would have to accomplish something big before she could be a flagbearer, but I'm sure she'd love to do it. I presume that Germany has a world champion at something at the moment, they would normally be the flagbearer. It sounds like perhaps there isn't a totally clearcut choice this time though, from what you are saying.

I was just googling it. The German flagbearer is not yet announced.
It might also be a dicsus thrower, Hartwig.
He is world champion, a tall guy, has some charisma and is pretty well known.
But he is also a little crazy, therefore they might not take him. Steffen is the favorite.
Who`s it for your country ?
It must be a sailor, as long as rugby is no Olympic sports.:lol:

tennisfan500
Jul 21st, 2012, 09:40 PM
does anyone know what her outfit is for the olympics?

HowardH
Jul 21st, 2012, 10:22 PM
Hmm, not sure what her outfit will be. I hope it's nice, I'm sure it will be. I quite liked her recent outfit although it didn't seem to bring her much luck.

Johnbert
Jul 26th, 2012, 10:39 AM
no r3 this time for julia...

r1 görges - radwanska :tape:

Skoo
Jul 26th, 2012, 11:14 AM
No way :facepalm:

SidTheKid
Jul 26th, 2012, 11:15 AM
I somehow think my faves are screwed on purpouse. Novak,Julia,Ana...

Skoo
Jul 26th, 2012, 11:18 AM
LOL, a lot of people seem to think this is gonna be a tough one for Aga. Their last match was very tight, but that was Julia's best week this year. Well, it's not impossible :)

CillyUltra
Jul 26th, 2012, 11:58 AM
Julia's half at the 2012 Olympic Games:

S. STOSUR (AUS) v C. SUAREZ NAVARRO (ESP)
K. CLIJSTERS (BEL) v R. VINCI (ITA)
A. SZAVAY (HUN) v E. BALTACHA (GBR)
C. McHALE (USA) v A. IVANOVIC (SRB)

S. LISICKI (GER) v O. JABEUR (TUN)
S. HALEP (ROU) v Y. SHVEDOVA (KAZ)
P. MARTIC (CRO) v L. SAFAROVA (CZE)
S. PEER (ISR) v M. SHARAPOVA (RUS)

P. KVITOVA (CZE) v K. BONDARENKO (UKR)
HSIEH S.W. (TPE) v PENG S. (CHN)
S. CIRSTEA (ROU) v F. PENNETTA (ITA)
T. PIRONKOVA (BUL) v D. CIBULKOVA (SVK)

M. KIRILENKO (RUS) v M. DUQUE-MARINO (COL)
S. SOLER ESPINOSA (ESP) v H. WATSON (GBR)
V. LEPCHENKO (USA) v V. CEPEDE ROYG (PAR)
J. GOERGES (GER) v A. RADWANSKA (POL)

CillyUltra
Jul 26th, 2012, 12:06 PM
Doubles draw at the 2012 Olympic Games

Huber / Raymond (USA) [1] v bye
Radwanska / Radwanska (POL) v Cibulkova / Hantuchova (SVK)

Goerges / Gronefeld (GER) v Baltacha / Keothavong (GBR)
Gajdosova / Rodionova (AUS) v Makarova / Vesnina (RUS) [6]

Hlavackova / Hradecka (CZE) [4] v Babos / Szavay (HUN)
Li / Zhang (CHN) v Dulko / Suarez (ARG)

Chakarvarthi / Mirza (IND) v Chuang / Hsieh (TPE)
Medina Garrigues / Parra Santonja (ESP) v Pennetta / Schiavone (ITA) [7]


Llagostera Vives / Martinez Sanchez (ESP) [8] v Dellacqua / Stosur (AUS)
Peng / Zheng (CHN) v Cornet / Mladenovic (FRA)

Shvedova / Voskoboeva (KAZ) v Dubois / Wozniak (CAN)
Jans-Ignacik / Rosolska (POL) v Kirilenko / Petrova (RUS) [3]

Kerber / Lisicki (GER) [5] v Robson / Watson (GBR)
Cirstea / Halep (ROU) v Williams / Williams (USA)

Chakhnashvili / Tatishvili (GEO) v Klepac / Srebotnik (SLO)
Cetkovska / Safarova (CZE) v Errani / Vinci (ITA) [2]

silesia
Jul 26th, 2012, 12:47 PM
Och..... http://www.smilies.4-user.de/include/Schock/smilie_sh_080.gif ..... http://www.smilies.4-user.de/include/Schock/smilie_sh_002.gif


2nd round in doubles is also awful... :sad:

Kon.
Jul 26th, 2012, 01:01 PM
R1 against Radwanska. :sobbing:

I'm not going to rule out an upset, however.
just me being optimistic

#kArLoS#
Jul 26th, 2012, 01:13 PM
This draw sucks so much I want to puke...:tape:

Seriously,Julia will need to be EXTREMELY FOCUSED if she wants to do something. I hate these type of players that drives you crazy just by returning the balls,it´s so annoying...GL and we´ll see how it goes :scared:

Atleast r1 in doubles is winnable :sobbing:

Vikapower
Jul 26th, 2012, 02:58 PM
Julia can beat Aga on grass or any other surface for that matter but she's clearly the heavy underdog here. Barf, I don't see her doing much unfortunately --

She really needs a huge amount of luck with all her game to do something but you never know.

If she somehow beats Aga the draw is good to go far. I expect Julia to play good though pretty like how she does in every majors until that famous 3rd. round.

Dispeker
Jul 26th, 2012, 03:27 PM
Soon having a bbq, the sun is shining and Julia will beat her. Got nothing more to say.

joy division
Jul 26th, 2012, 05:27 PM
Being refreshed by an ice cold bath in a mountain lake after work I say Julia was pretty close to beat Aga the last time. Julia will finish the job here.;)

HowardH
Jul 27th, 2012, 01:00 AM
Ice cold bath in a mountain lake? :eek: Brrr. Sounds too cold for me, but I guess you guys are in summer so a cool dip in a lake is rather refreshing. I think the situation is pretty tough for Julia, Aga also is very comfortable on this surface and court because of her recent run in Wimbledon, but I hope Julia can produce her best tennis and give herself a fighting chance.

joy division
Jul 27th, 2012, 05:12 AM
The summer has been pretty much:bs: so far but finally we have some hot days.
Such a dip is just perfect. In the first moment it`s :speakles: and:help: but afterwards it`s really :smoke:.

It`s obvious that Julia has hardly any chance to get past Aga right now.
They are very different kind of players.
Aga is the antagonist to Julia in concern of being a smart, efficient and mature player and is pretty much always in control of her game.
But like every match this has to be played first

Madoka
Jul 27th, 2012, 08:15 PM
i would be so hapopy if julia could destroy that disgustin pusher.

i really dislike radwansa.

Dispeker
Jul 28th, 2012, 03:43 PM
Julia vs. Aga: 12:00 (GMT) on Centre Court tomorrow.

#kArLoS#
Jul 28th, 2012, 03:55 PM
Julia vs. Aga: 12:00 (GMT) on Centre Court tomorrow.

wow they got the center :eek:.I thought she was gonna play on C1 at best but I´m happy because that means there should be livestreams :shrug:

Viele Glück Jules ;).We know you´re gonna need it :scared:

Vikapower
Jul 29th, 2012, 03:04 AM
Hope for Julia it willn't be an Australian Open bis repetita this time in front 3 something billion people. :lol: Good luck.

silesia
Jul 29th, 2012, 01:35 PM
YyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

#kArLoS#
Jul 29th, 2012, 01:37 PM
Who would have thought? I wish she was always playing not for herself but for Germany. Could be amazing :sobbing:

This is her biggest win of her year without a doubt. I couldn´t be happier :cheer: :cheer:

Vikapower
Jul 29th, 2012, 01:38 PM
Why all the doubts. :sobbing: Julia at her best can beat any versions of Radwanska and glad she was able to keep it up for almost 3 full sets in this match. :worship:

This win should really boost Julia and I hope it'll change all the course of her season too. :lol:

Nothing better than the Olympic's spirit, playing for your country. Julia has never really deceived under the German flag, that's really awesome. She really plays her best in the big events and when she plays for Germany. :cheer:

I'm really happy right now -- too much emotions to analyze her game today correctly. :sobbing:

Vikapower
Jul 29th, 2012, 01:41 PM
Soon having a bbq, the sun is shining and Julia will beat her. Got nothing more to say.

You were the more optimistic between all of us, kudos. :worship: Julia did it for us -- :lol: I really really doubted her and the first time I see her play since Wimbledon against Ana she delivers an awesome performance. :hearts:

Now I hope she goes far in this tournament -- this win should really really really boost her confidence.

The draw is TOTALLY open now -- I don't even know her future opponent/opponents but she could make it far. :lol:

Danars
Jul 29th, 2012, 01:53 PM
Julia at her best today :bounce: It is a big surprise how she played today :eek: I am so happy for her and now she has a huge chance to win more matches!

Shein
Jul 29th, 2012, 02:03 PM
Julia surprised me and I'm so HAPPY! :worship:

Dispeker
Jul 29th, 2012, 02:04 PM
You were the more optimistic between all of us, kudos. :worship: Julia did it for us -- :lol: I really really doubted her and the first time I see her play since Wimbledon against Ana she delivers an awesome performance. :hearts:

Now I hope she goes far in this tournament -- this win should really really really boost her confidence.

The draw is TOTALLY open now -- I don't even know her future opponent/opponents but she could make it far. :lol:

I should eat more steaks in future. They seem to boost my optimism :lol: Don't have to talk about Julia's performance. What she showed today was simply amazing. This is what she is capable of and let's pray that she's finally able to maintain that level. I couldn't stand another Rus/Hogenkamp-performance!

But let's enjoy this victory, fuck yeah what a performance :cheer:

joy division
Jul 29th, 2012, 02:06 PM
It`s "just" the first round at the Olympics. But, what an big and convincing win for her.:worship:
This could be a very worthy experience.

Finally she has shown some great attitude and found a way to win one of these big match.
Even more considering that she was 1-3 down in the third set and nobody expected her being able to fight back.

Today she`ll be very happy. I hope she stays on the ground and can go for some more here.

Dispeker
Jul 29th, 2012, 02:08 PM
It`s "just" the first round at the Olympics. But, what an big and convincing win for her.:worship:
This could be a very worthy experience.

Finally she has shown some great attitude and found a way to win one of these big match.
Even more considering that she was 1-3 down in the third set and nobody expected her being able fight back.

Today she`ll be very happy. I hope she stays on the ground and can go for some more here.

Yep, I was pleasantly surprised by that as well :)


Btw, 271 views - new record? :lol:

Michael!
Jul 29th, 2012, 02:10 PM
Great win for Julia , well done :D

Madoka
Jul 29th, 2012, 02:12 PM
i couldnt see anything, but i am so happy for julia....

joy division
Jul 29th, 2012, 02:12 PM
)


Btw, 271 views - new record? :lol:

I didn`t want to mentioned it.
Yes, that`s a new record.
What are these guys all doing in here ?:lol:

joy division
Jul 29th, 2012, 02:14 PM
i couldnt see anything, but i am so happy for julia....
It was just great. Especially how she came back in the third. Somebody will upload a video for sure.;)

Skoo
Jul 29th, 2012, 02:15 PM
OK, my hands stopped shaking :lol: But I don't think I can say anything relevant. She was beyond amazing :)

Madoka
Jul 29th, 2012, 02:21 PM
It was just great. Especially how she came back in the third. Somebody will upload a video for sure.;)


i will dowload the match asa someone will put a torrent on line, and im pretty sure someone will

Vikapower
Jul 29th, 2012, 02:39 PM
I should eat more steaks in future. They seem to boost my optimism :lol: Don't have to talk about Julia's performance. What she showed today was simply amazing. This is what she is capable of and let's pray that she's finally able to maintain that level. I couldn't stand another Rus/Hogenkamp-performance!

But let's enjoy this victory, fuck yeah what a performance :cheer:

Yes, probably this win but also all the up-coming ones against her next opponents will click something in Julia's mind for the future who knows :yeah: -- this is the magic of the Olympics. :cheer:

Now the thing is, Julia isn't the underdog anymore -- she's the clear favorite of her QF section and fingers crossed she deals with it well. I can see her making the QF so bad -- :sobbing:

:lol: Anyways I'm not analyzing things too -- I'm really so and too happy. :lol:

Vikapower
Jul 29th, 2012, 02:42 PM
i will dowload the match asa someone will put a torrent on line, and im pretty sure someone will

It's a must see -- :lol: TBH even when Julia lost the second set, she didn't lose it playing bad and it's a surprise she even lost that set TBH. She was the better player from the first point of the first set up-until the tie of the second set.

This is one of the most consistent match of Julia this year in almost all areas bar the return of serve.

rucolo
Jul 29th, 2012, 02:42 PM
Sensational win, Julia !!! :speakles: Simply fantastic !!! :bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:

20 Aces :drool: Very strong performance, excellent fight. Very very proud of Julia :hearts:

CillyUltra
Jul 29th, 2012, 02:45 PM
http://s19.postimage.org/vqobg93pf/1000x.jpg


Yeah...did it.

joy division
Jul 29th, 2012, 02:52 PM
Julia in a first statement on Eurosport -

"Das war genial. Das war mit mein größter Karriereerfolg. Natürlich ist das etwas Besonderes, wenn man das erste Mal bei Olympia dabei ist und dann gleich so eine Spielerin schlägt".

"That was genius. This was one of the biggest wins of my career. For sure it`s something very special when you`re at the Olympics for the first time and then you can beat such a player."

Johnbert
Jul 29th, 2012, 02:55 PM
http://s19.postimage.org/vqobg93pf/1000x.jpg


Yeah...did it.



:D

http://sportschatplace.com/assets/Uploads/stockimages/general/misc/_resampled/SetWidth445-article-1394035-0C65070300000578-222634x506-1.jpg

Charlieflip
Jul 29th, 2012, 03:23 PM
Julia in a first statement on Eurosport -

"Das war genial. Das war mit mein größter Karriereerfolg. Natürlich ist das etwas Besonderes, wenn man das erste Mal bei Olympia dabei ist und dann gleich so eine Spielerin schlägt".

"That was genius. This was one of the biggest wins of my career. For sure it`s something very special when you`re at the Olympics for the first time and then you can beat such a player."

Well I agree with her being genius, but I didn't expect her to say it :)

silesia
Jul 29th, 2012, 03:24 PM
You know, Julia Goerges is trending worldwide on twitter from 2 hours :D


:bounce:

Skoo
Jul 29th, 2012, 03:27 PM
Well I agree with her being genius, but I didn't expect her to say it :)

I suppose "brilliant" would be a better translation :lol: Of course, still not humble, but who cares about humble? Just tell it like it is :lol:

You know, Julia Goerges is trending worldwide on twitter from 2 hours :D


:bounce:

Nice :) Only about 700 new fans on FB. Odd :)

SidTheKid
Jul 29th, 2012, 05:12 PM
That was incredible :D

joy division
Jul 29th, 2012, 05:33 PM
Well I agree with her being genius, but I didn't expect her to say it :)

Sorry, my fault.: She`s not megalomaniac, Skoo`s right.
"genial" actually means something like absolutely brilliant or very special in this context.

Charlieflip
Jul 29th, 2012, 06:20 PM
I suppose "brilliant" would be a better translation :lol: Of course, still not humble, but who cares about humble? Just tell it like it is :lol:



Nice :) Only about 700 new fans on FB. Odd :)

Haha yeah humble isnt necessary after a win like this :)

Michael!
Jul 29th, 2012, 07:21 PM
Lepchenko 75 67 against Cepede Royg!
well, I am bit scared of Lepchenko, so I hope that Capede wins it somehow but I dont think so,anyway, match is suspended for now and they have to play tomorrow again,so definitely a little advantage for Frau Görges!
H2h is 0-2 against Lepchenko, I just hope that Julia wins it this time, her serve worked well today, I hope that she can keep that level! :fiery:

AVB
Jul 29th, 2012, 08:53 PM
Julia and Lepchenko had an "epic" match in Doha this season :lol: Hopefully we won't see a similar scoreline this time.

CillyUltra
Jul 29th, 2012, 10:41 PM
Quotes from Julia

"It was great, it was my first time representing Germany at the Olympics Games and it's my first time also on Centre Court at Wimbledon,” said Goerges, who had lost to Radwanska in two previous matches this year. “I'm pretty satisfied with the way I played. I'm relaxed here when I'm with the other athletes in the village. I played pretty aggressive and served well. I know if I play well it's dangerous for anyone and it was today, a lucky day."
Goerges hands Radwanska early exit
(http://2012.itftennis.com/olympics/news/articles/london-2012-day-2-goerges-hands-radwanska-early-exit.aspx)

"This here isn't Wimbledon, it's the Olympics. It's something different, something new. That's why I went very relaxed into the match.

I'm living in the Olympic village too and not in the house in Wimbledon, even if I have to get up earlier for this.

I've a lot of fun there and can experience this only once in 4 years."

Lazyking
Jul 30th, 2012, 12:13 AM
Julia played great today.. No reason she can't be top ten if she plays like that, she won herself a fan too :)

joy division
Jul 30th, 2012, 05:52 AM
Julia is very euphoric after the match. How should it be different ?:D


Fine that she`s living in the Olympic village, although it`s a pretty long way to the practice courts.
She enjoys the fantastic atmosphere and being a member of the German team.
Looking at the pics, she is also watching some other events.
That`s how the Olympics should be for the athlets.:)


Hi Lazyking !
Welcome to the rollercoaster ride with Julia.:wavey:

Johnbert
Jul 30th, 2012, 05:55 AM
was also nice to see petzsche in julias box :D

joy division
Jul 30th, 2012, 06:12 AM
Petsche is the only man on the hen party.
I think he prefers Julia for the mixed dubs.;)

Johnbert
Jul 30th, 2012, 06:29 AM
Petsche is the only man on the hen party.
I think he prefers Julia for the mixed dubs.;)

petzsche has a good taste :angel:

mk27
Jul 30th, 2012, 12:37 PM
2nd round against Lepchenko, H2H 2-0 for Lepchenko and Julia has never won a set against Lepchenko

HowardH
Jul 30th, 2012, 12:53 PM
Oh, I thought that was a good draw until you mentioned the head to head. I still think it's time for Julia to beat her.

CillyUltra
Jul 30th, 2012, 07:10 PM
Julia will play the 2nd match on court 12, a non-streamed court.

Doubles will be the 4th match on the same court.

Johnbert
Jul 31st, 2012, 05:40 AM
Oh, I thought that was a good draw until you mentioned the head to head. I still think it's time for Julia to beat her.

h2h against radwanska was also 0-2 without winning a set before the match ;)

JackFrost
Jul 31st, 2012, 06:47 AM
h2h against radwanska was also 0-2 without winning a set before the match ;)
And one of the two matches was on clay two years ago. Hardly too meaningful today. The other match was a 6:7 6:7 loss on Hard this year.
I think, it depends on Julia. If she is motivated, she should beat Lepchenko.

Kon.
Jul 31st, 2012, 12:45 PM
Julia's win against Radwanska was great. When she plays like that she's truly amazing.

If she plays anything like she did in R1 she should get a straightforward win against Lepchenko who struggled in her previous match. But you never know with Julia.
Good luck! :cheer:

#kArLoS#
Jul 31st, 2012, 05:14 PM
Jules! :cheer:.Great win and great recovery from *5-3 down in the 2nd,she won the last 4 games of the match pretty easily :bolt:.A bit too much DFs though :unsure:,but 8 aces today :hearts:

Again this shows how important is to play for your country,somehow it makes you stronger mentally :yeah:

R3 against either Kirilenko/Watson,it´s doable ;)

Banditoo
Jul 31st, 2012, 05:18 PM
Ummm, R3, I'm scared!

Great performance so far!

mk27
Jul 31st, 2012, 05:18 PM
But now, the 3rd round is coming :scared:

Dispeker
Jul 31st, 2012, 05:20 PM
But now, the 3rd round is coming :scared:

I love your attitude, it's always so positive ;)

Michael!
Jul 31st, 2012, 05:25 PM
It´s a 64 size draw :shrug:
So this is now round of best 16 :angel:

joy division
Jul 31st, 2012, 05:28 PM
But now, the 3rd round is coming :scared:

Let it come.
This is no Grand Slam, it`s the Olympics.
Watson she would eat for breakfast.
Well, Kirilenko...

It`s time to clean up all these nemesis.;)

Banditoo
Jul 31st, 2012, 05:28 PM
Julia is great grass court player when her serve is on. Kirilenko is still waiting for her match and she could play two matches tomorrow. So I think Julia will be 4th on anyone court! There are few chances to rain tomorrow, but it's round.3. :scared:

Vikapower
Jul 31st, 2012, 05:42 PM
Let it come.
This is no Grand Slam, it`s the Olympics.
Watson she would eat for breakfast.
Well, Kirilenko...

It`s time to clean up all these nemesis.;)

Exactly. We shouldn't act like this is the regular tour -- the Olympics is a different ball-game and Julia will be motivated so I'm not that particularly scared of the R3.

Additionally, Julia has defeated players she didn't have win against in the past so all these are positive signs.

Vikapower
Jul 31st, 2012, 05:46 PM
Jules! :cheer:.Great win and great recovery from *5-3 down in the 2nd,she won the last 4 games of the match pretty easily :bolt:.A bit too much DFs though :unsure:,but 8 aces today :hearts:

Again this shows how important is to play for your country,somehow it makes you stronger mentally :yeah:

R3 against either Kirilenko/Watson,it´s doable ;)

I don't want to lack of fair-play but Heather would be an excellent match for Julia because considering how she psychologically entered her match on center court against Aga in Wimbledon she wouldn't give Julia much though opposition at this stage of the competition. :devil:

Obviously this is just a parenthesis but these factors would be of some help to make lovely Julia go deep in the draw. :angel:

Skoo
Jul 31st, 2012, 06:16 PM
I'm so surprised. I can't believe this. Who would have thought it is possible. Only 8 aces? :lol:

Now, not to brag, but I was pretty confident it would be an easy one (though apparently the second set was not so easy), as it should be if she's on. Hopefully the third round curse will be lifted. And it's a different third round. Now the toughest opponent was in the first round. Well, I'm pretty confident again :)

Cheda 16.17
Jul 31st, 2012, 06:19 PM
Yeah, the 3rd round is coming early...

Dorien.
Jul 31st, 2012, 06:36 PM
Well done Julia :)

mk27
Jul 31st, 2012, 07:35 PM
3rd round against Kirilenko
H2H 2-0 for Kirilenko, Julia didn't even won a set yet

crazillo
Jul 31st, 2012, 07:47 PM
Kirilenko played well at Wimbledon, so we'll see. Can imagine to see this go to three sets.

Michael!
Jul 31st, 2012, 09:03 PM
Julia has to play well to beat Kirilenko!
The Russian is quite consistent usually but doesn´t have any bigger weapons IMO, Julia has to serve well and stay aggressive, just like she did against Radwanska, I hope that she will be consistent enough herself to win it.
But it would almost surprise me if Julia would be able to beat Rad,Lepchenko and Kirilenko in a row but we´ll see!

rucolo
Jul 31st, 2012, 10:13 PM
Julia into Olympics R3 ! :cheer:

Very happy Julia backed up her win over A.Radwanska. Great comeback from 3-5 to win 7-5.
Consistent Kirilenko next. Julia`s serve must work, she has to stay aggressive and move her feet.

KV
Jul 31st, 2012, 10:57 PM
Well done Julia!

silesia
Jul 31st, 2012, 11:38 PM
Julia Goerges, who defeated Varvara Lepchenko, 63 75 : "The last time we played I lost to her, so I got a little bit of revenge this time," said Goerges, who took out No.2 seed Agnieszka Radwanska in the first round. "I'm pretty happy. I was serving well, playing aggressively and just kept fighting. She was fighting too. I expected a tough match and I got it."

http://www.wtatennis.com/news/20120731/kerber-just-too-solid-birthday-girl-cruises_2256076_2867096

Dispeker
Aug 1st, 2012, 05:35 AM
Julia vs. Kirilenko - today 13:30 (CET) on Court 12! So, no show court again, hooray :bigclap:

Johnbert
Aug 1st, 2012, 06:00 AM
Julia vs. Kirilenko - today 13:30 (CET) on Court 12! So, no show court again, hooray :bigclap:

http://grafiken.ioff.de/smilies/whis_beisstischkante8kt.gif

HowardH
Aug 1st, 2012, 07:23 AM
3rd round against Kirilenko
H2H 2-0 for Kirilenko, Julia didn't even won a set yet

So the same scenario for the third time in a row. Julia seems to be in the mood and form to finally beat these girls who have owned her in the past though, so I think it might be time for her to get the win over Kirilenko.

Skoo
Aug 1st, 2012, 06:06 PM
Hmm, it was not meant to be, then. Anyway, an epic match against Aga and revenge against Lepchenko still make a good week.

#kArLoS#
Aug 1st, 2012, 06:52 PM
While I agree it was a good week I can´t help but feel a little dissapointed,I thought she had a very good chance to reach the QFs :sobbing:

Skoo
Aug 1st, 2012, 07:00 PM
While I agree it was a good week I can´t help but feel a little dissapointed,I thought she had a very good chance to reach the QFs :sobbing:

Yeah, I thought that, too (see my comment from yesterday), but... yeah :)

Vikapower
Aug 1st, 2012, 07:57 PM
Deceiving from Julia. :facepalm: She really had her chance to the QF. I wished one day she was able to take that necessary step to make something really big.

HowardH
Aug 2nd, 2012, 03:20 PM
Considering the way Kvitova just played against Kirilenko we can see that this was a really massive opportunity.

Dispeker
Aug 2nd, 2012, 03:26 PM
Considering the way Kvitova just played against Kirilenko we can see that this was a really massive opportunity.

Hm, it just showed how good Kirilenko plays at the moment :shrug: It actually puts Julia's loss a bit into perspective. I think we can be pretty satisfied with Julia's performance at the Olympics. The win against Aga was one of the best matches she has ever played. She backed up this win with a solid performance against Lepchenko, a player she wasn't able to beat before (like Aga). Yes, she didn't make it to 4th round once more but, as I said, Kirilenko seems to be in great form, so losing against her is nothing to be ashamed of. I don't why I am so optimistic but I got the feeling that she has taken another step in her development as a professional tennis player during this week in London. The way she fought back in the match against A.Rad. at 4-4 in the 3rd or against Lepchenko at 3-5 in the 2nd set was really amazing. There she demonstrated a degree of mental toughness at crucial stages which I hadn't seen from her very often before. Maybe this time she really learned something :)

Skoo
Aug 2nd, 2012, 03:41 PM
Hm, it just showed how good Kirilenko plays at the moment :shrug: It actually puts Julia's loss a bit into perspective. I think we can be pretty satisfied with Julia's performance at the Olympics. The win against Aga was one of the best matches she has ever played. She backed up this win with a solid performance against Lepchenko, a player she wasn't able to beat before (like Aga). Yes, she didn't make it to 4th round once more but, as I said, Kirilenko seems to be in great form, so losing against her is nothing to be ashamed of. I don't why I am so optimistic but I got the feeling that she has taken another step in her development as a professional tennis player during this week in London. The way she fought back in the match against A.Rad. at 4-4 in the 3rd or against Lepchenko at 3-5 in the 2nd set was really amazing. There she demonstrated a degree of mental toughness at crucial stages which I hadn't seen from her very often before. Maybe this time she really learned something :)

I agree with this, but I'm not that optimistic about the learning part. I have been for countless times and it wasn't so :)

Dispeker
Aug 2nd, 2012, 05:12 PM
I agree with this, but I'm not that optimistic about the learning part. I have been for countless times and it wasn't so :)

Maybe in her case the learning process takes place in such small steps that we don't always recognize the improvements she actually made at first sight. But it happens - slowly - but still, it happens. :D That's at least my theory (or hope :lol:).

Skoo
Aug 2nd, 2012, 05:22 PM
Maybe in her case the learning process takes place in such small steps that we don't always recognize the improvements she actually made at first sight. But it happens - slowly - but still, it happens. :D That's at least my theory (or hope :lol:).

Perhaps :) Another theory would be that it doesn't even matter, she isn't actually fit enough to play her game for a long time. Maybe both :)

Dispeker
Aug 2nd, 2012, 05:58 PM
Perhaps :) Another theory would be that it doesn't even matter, she isn't actually fit enough to play her game for a long time. Maybe both :)

Well, her (not so) new fitness coach (forgot his name) should be able to change this at least. I mean, this is his job.

Skoo
Aug 2nd, 2012, 06:05 PM
Well, her (not so) new fitness coach (forgot his name) should be able to change this at least. I mean, this is his job.

Sure and I bet they're on the right track :) Also, I suppose the lack of motivation in smaller events can be related to this.

Kon.
Aug 2nd, 2012, 07:06 PM
Even though she lost to Kirilenko this was a good run at the Olympics. :yeah:
Especially that stunning victory over Radwanska in the 1st round. :inlove:

I really think she's been underrated on grass so far. I think she can have more great results in the future on this surface.
And it might turn out to favor her game more than clay.

Skoo
Aug 3rd, 2012, 09:51 AM
I really think she's been underrated on grass so far. I think she can have more great results in the future on this surface.
And it might turn out to favor her game more than clay.

Well, she used to say (still does?) that grass is her favourite surface. And considering that she has the least experience on this surface and she had arguably her greatest win on it, it might be true :) I also thought her last two matches at Wimby from last year were quite good. Of course, she lost against Cibulkova, but it was only a matter of a few points here and there, as usual. She's underrated because grass is (or better, was) fast and takes time away from her, but there are usually more important factors that contribute to her losses (like serve and impatience).

Kon.
Aug 4th, 2012, 03:35 PM
Well, she used to say (still does?) that grass is her favourite surface. And considering that she has the least experience on this surface and she had arguably her greatest win on it, it might be true :) I also thought her last two matches at Wimby from last year were quite good. Of course, she lost against Cibulkova, but it was only a matter of a few points here and there, as usual. She's underrated because grass is (or better, was) fast and takes time away from her, but there are usually more important factors that contribute to her losses (like serve and impatience).

I agree.
But as long as she remains so inconsistent on every surface it will be hard to evaluate for sure what's her best one. :sobbing: