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jasonbloom
Jun 22nd, 2012, 11:02 AM
The draw is out, Lucie is in Serena's Quarter


[6] Serena Williams (USA) v Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE)
Johanna Larsson (SWE) v [Q] Melinda Czink (HUN)
Vera Dushevina (RUS) v Aleksandra Wozniak (CAN)
Stephanie Dubois (CAN) v [25] Zheng Jie (CHN)

[19] Lucie Safarova (CZE) v Kiki Bertens (NED)
Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) v [WC] Yaroslava Shvedova (KAZ)
Laura Pous-Tio (ESP) v Anne Keothavong (GBR)
[Q] Coco Vandeweghe (USA) v [10] Sara Errani (ITA)

Kiki is playing great this year but she not that good on grass like other Dutch girls, Lucie should be ok passing through R1. R2 opponent will probably be Shvedova who is in a good form, but if Lucie make through somehow, R3 should be easier. I hope she can make it, but she really need to concentrated in the first two match, we all know she always underperform when she is playing in a bigger stage. Wish her all the best in Wimbledon.

This is my first thread created for Lucie, I wish I can really bring some luck for her :p

Davodus
Jun 22nd, 2012, 01:34 PM
Good on you for opening the thread :yeah: I agree with you, I'm worried particularly about round 2 because both those players will be effective on grass. I'd rather Scheepers, and I do not like Shvedova. I feel like if she could make round 3 she has a real shot at round 4, but she has to really focus on her first two matches to play well. Here's hoping you bring her luck with your first thread and she finally has a good run.

Davodus
Jun 22nd, 2012, 01:38 PM
Also, terrible doubles draw...Pennetta/Schiavone round 1, Peschke/Srebotnik round 2 :lol: I doubt they'll win a match there.

Robert-KimClijst
Jun 22nd, 2012, 02:12 PM
Hmmm... Honestly a pretty good draw. I expect nothing because this is Lucie's least-favorite surface by far, but she has no business losing her first round. I would be surprised if she lost to Scheepers but I could see Shvedova giving her fits. I won't think about that yet though because Lucie+_grass is a one match at a time sort of process, :lol:.

lauraa00
Jun 22nd, 2012, 03:40 PM
That's a good draw, and it's maybe at the grand slam she is supposed to suck the most that she is going to do somehting giant :lol: I do have some hopes :p !!
Let be queentastic Lucie :banana:
TEAnnis time !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

smarties
Jun 22nd, 2012, 03:43 PM
Not a bad draw at all; I agree with Davodus, I'd prefer Scheepers in round 2 than Yari.

Wert.
Jun 25th, 2012, 12:00 PM
Shvedova is the most tough part :lol:
If Lucie can get past her,I believe she stands a good chance of reaching R4. :)

GL! :cheer:

Davodus
Jun 25th, 2012, 07:27 PM
First on court 4...good, she wont have to wait around all day for mens matches etc

Edinboro
Jun 25th, 2012, 08:33 PM
Is it just me or is Lucie always the first one up on a court in a grand slam? :lol:

lauraa00
Jun 25th, 2012, 09:00 PM
Is it just me or is Lucie always the first one up on a court in a grand slam? :lol:

Often yes :lol:

Robert-KimClijst
Jun 25th, 2012, 10:13 PM
I have this strange feeling that Lucie may have her best grand slam this year at Wimbledon. It's just a hunch but I feel like Lucie doesn't expect much on grass so she doesn't feel the pressure she feels at say Roland Garros, plus her draw is not that bad. So we'll see.

Foals.
Jun 26th, 2012, 02:09 AM
Kiki is playing great this year but she not that good on grass like other Dutch girls, Lucie should be ok passing through R1. R2 opponent will probably be Shvedova who is in a good form, but if Lucie make through somehow, R3 should be easier. I hope she can make it, but she really need to concentrated in the first two match, we all know she always underperform when she is playing in a bigger stage. Wish her all the best in Wimbledon.

This is my first thread created for Lucie, I wish I can really bring some luck for her :p

A good summary, and I really hope you can!

The draw is definitely better than last year but it almost feels irrelevant discussing the draw when it comes to grass!

As ever with Lucie the longer the tournament goes on the more dangerous she can become but equally getting over that mental hurdle of earlier rounds won't be easy. Both Scheepers and Shvedova have experience of upsetting bigger players.

The only good thing I'd say though is that there isn't too many of those "unorthodox players". :lol:

Davodus
Jun 26th, 2012, 12:28 PM
I have this strange feeling that Lucie may have her best grand slam this year at Wimbledon. It's just a hunch but I feel like Lucie doesn't expect much on grass so she doesn't feel the pressure she feels at say Roland Garros, plus her draw is not that bad. So we'll see.

:lol: that didn't work out so well

Wert.
Jun 26th, 2012, 12:34 PM
She is not that bad on grass. I mean, she has been showing some good tennis in Eastbourne over the years,but when it comes to Wimbledon, she is complete fail :bigcry:

Davodus
Jun 26th, 2012, 12:35 PM
When she comes to grand slams she is a fail. Its pathetic, I mean come on. 6-3 6-0 to Bertens? God.

Wert.
Jun 26th, 2012, 12:39 PM
Lucie PremierGOAT. :lol:

What is she playing next anyway? She isnt on Bastad EL.

jasonbloom
Jun 26th, 2012, 12:40 PM
She is not that bad on grass. I mean, she has been showing some good tennis in Eastbourne over the years,but when it comes to Wimbledon, she is complete fail :bigcry:

The surface of Eastbourne is not that fast compare to the Wimbledon one, but just won 3 games is still so bad...No top20 for sure, I don't know what to expect her to do in the Olympics and the USO series.

jasonbloom
Jun 26th, 2012, 12:40 PM
Lucie PremierGOAT. :lol:

What is she playing next anyway? She isnt on Bastad EL.

Olympics :rolleyes:

Davodus
Jun 26th, 2012, 12:45 PM
Yeah, now I wish she had entered other events. Since she flopped so hard here.

Tennis Fool
Jun 26th, 2012, 01:14 PM
Lucie's Slam record is really quite atrocious.

HowardH
Jun 26th, 2012, 01:32 PM
What on earth happened? :confused: :sad: :hug:

smarties
Jun 26th, 2012, 02:15 PM
When she comes to grand slams she is a fail. Its pathetic, I mean come on. 6-3 6-0 to Bertens? God.

She definitely has a mental block in GS, that's why she can't crack the top 20. I mean C'mon, she does well in Tier 2 and Tier 1 where she plays tough players from the get go and when in comes to Slams, and gets a chance to play in the early rounds some qualifiers or mugs, she loses to them :rolleyes: She should work with a sports psychologist...

lauraa00
Jun 26th, 2012, 02:35 PM
Holy crap WTF ?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm speechless or wordless (if this word exists :lol:) ...

lauraa00
Jun 26th, 2012, 02:37 PM
At least her outfit is very pretty :lol:

Martian Jeza
Jun 26th, 2012, 03:31 PM
Losing 3 and 0 against Bertens : that girl likes to humiliate herself : well things will never change with her ! If it's to put such non performance, Lucie, pls. STAY AT HOME ! You are an IDIOT !

Robert-KimClijst
Jun 27th, 2012, 03:26 AM
Oh God... I feel like such a fool after my last post. This is a really bad result. I agree, I think a sports psychologist could be really useful right about now.

Martian Jeza
Jun 27th, 2012, 07:21 AM
Oh God... I feel like such a fool after my last post. This is a really bad result. I agree, I think a sports psychologist could be really useful right about now.

The fool it's not you, don't worry : Lucie is the fool ! She has been horrible at slams so far this season ! Why bothering going to Slams if it's to put such ridicule performance ? :weirdo:

Davodus
Jun 27th, 2012, 01:41 PM
Wimbledon over with a 6-2 5-7 6-4 loss in the dubs, which was lame because they were 6-2 4-2 down and fought back to take the set, only to immediately go down a break in the third and never get back. I would say glad wimbledon is over, but she's not playing anything again before she plays here again. Yeah, cool :o

jasonbloom
Jun 27th, 2012, 02:47 PM
As long as it is not a slam, she can play in her normal standard :rolleyes:

Robert-KimClijst
Jun 27th, 2012, 07:51 PM
Maybe she'll surprise us and medal at the Olympics... Crazier things have happened. :lol: