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Edinboro
Aug 23rd, 2012, 05:29 PM
Draw was just released about an hour ago. Lucie is in the much tougher top half but in section 3 (Sharapova's section).


(19)Petrova
Gajdosova
Halep
Benesova
Cadantu
Wozniak
Oudin
(15)Safarova

Not too bad of a draw if you ask me. Could have been A LOT worse.

Robert-KimClijst
Aug 23rd, 2012, 06:02 PM
My thoughts: this is a terrific draw and at any other tournament I'd be pleased. But Lucie is just a different player at the slams so I don't expect anything big. I'd be thrilled if she has a big run though. It's possible but her last matches at the majors have just been such a bummer that who knows.

Edinboro
Aug 23rd, 2012, 06:18 PM
By the way it looks so weird to see her as the #15 seed at a Grand Slam :lol:


It's stranger to think that just a month ago we were wondering if she would ever break top 20. :lol:

Wert.
Aug 23rd, 2012, 06:29 PM
[3] Maria Sharapova - Melinda Czink
Lourdes Dominguez Lino - Sesil Karatantcheva
Timea Bacsinsky - [WC] Mallory Burdette
Lucie Hradecka - Anabel Medina Garrigues

Nadia Petrova - Jarmilla Gajdosova
Simona Halep - Iveta Benesova
Alexandra Cadantu - Aleksandra Wozniak
[WC] Melanie Oudin - [15] Lucie Safarova


Awww, you beat me to it this year :lol: I was about to make USO thread but nevermind :yeah:

Looks like a good chance for R4 :inlove:

smarties
Aug 23rd, 2012, 07:10 PM
Looks like a good chance for R4 :inlove:

Yep and who knows, Sharapova hasn't had a great preparation (and who knows, she might choke on one of those new candies :devil:) But baby steps...

jasonbloom
Aug 23rd, 2012, 07:23 PM
Every time she has a good draw, she plays badly... I dont expect anything big but please dont lose to Oudin, it should be played in TV court, I dont want to see her losing to someone I hate

Davodus
Aug 23rd, 2012, 07:50 PM
As long as she doesnt lose to Oudin :lol: that would be bad. Wozniak R2 is dangerous and Petrova has been a tough player for her so it's not the best draw..but tbh with Lucie at slams the draw means nothing.

Edinboro
Aug 23rd, 2012, 08:14 PM
[3] Maria Sharapova - Melinda Czink
Lourdes Dominguez Lino - Sesil Karatantcheva
Timea Bacsinsky - [WC] Mallory Burdette
Lucie Hradecka - Anabel Medina Garrigues

Nadia Petrova - Jarmilla Gajdosova
Simona Halep - Iveta Benesova
Alexandra Cadantu - Aleksandra Wozniak
[WC] Melanie Oudin - [15] Lucie Safarova


Awww, you beat me to it this year :lol: I was about to make USO thread but nevermind :yeah:

Looks like a good chance for R4 :inlove:


AHH Im so sorry lol. :confused: I wasn't going to do it but then I thought US Open...My favorite slam...My home country...Had to do it. ;)

Edinboro
Aug 23rd, 2012, 08:16 PM
Yep and who knows, Sharapova hasn't had a great preparation (and who knows, she might choke on one of those new candies :devil:) But baby steps...

Don't forget that Lucie leads the H2H against Maria 1-0...Granted it was 2010 Madrid when Maria was just coming back from injury but still... :lol:

Wert.
Aug 23rd, 2012, 08:58 PM
Wozniak lost in straight sets in Dallas this week :shrug:

Her only good tournament lately was Montreal where she took the advantage of home court and kind draw but thats it :shrug:

Foals.
Aug 24th, 2012, 01:15 AM
All I'll say is that one match at a time and Petrova is a bit of a nemesis for Lucie.

Every time she has a good draw, she plays badly... I dont expect anything big but please dont lose to Oudin, it should be played in TV court, I dont want to see her losing to someone I hate

This, too. :help:

Wert.
Aug 24th, 2012, 08:04 AM
I just took a look at Petrova 's recent results. She was horrible in last 2 tournaments - losing to Bertens and Makarova. But still it means nothing, When she is off Lucie can lose to anyone :lol:

cowsonice
Aug 24th, 2012, 08:26 AM
While I am aware of Lucie's god awful performances at Grand Slams this year, I will disown her if she loses to Oudin. My heart would not be able to take it.

Wert.
Aug 24th, 2012, 08:28 AM
Since she is in TOP Half she will play on Tuesday ( I think ) :p

Davodus
Aug 24th, 2012, 09:45 AM
I just took a look at Petrova 's recent results. She was horrible in last 2 tournaments - losing to Bertens and Makarova. But still it means nothing, When she is off Lucie can lose to anyone :lol:

She could lose to Halep tbh, wouldnt surprise me. But that's irrelevant to Lucie really, she needs to win 2 matches for that and she hasnt done that in 3 slams this year :sobbing:

Davodus
Aug 26th, 2012, 03:09 AM
She's playing Monday, second on Armstrong

Wert.
Aug 26th, 2012, 09:14 AM
On Armstrong :hearts: :hearts:

Edinboro
Aug 26th, 2012, 07:36 PM
From Tennis.com

Each day during the U.S. Open, Richard Pagliaro will preview three must-see matches—and offer his predictions. (For the men's Day 1 Three to See, click here.)

Louis Armstrong Stadium: Lucie Safarova (15) vs. Melanie Oudin
Head-to-head: Safarova leads 2-0

Set aside the fact that Safarova is 90 spots higher in the rankings and consider the circumstances at hand. The left-handed Czech was three points from the Montreal final, holding a commanding 5-1 lead over Li, when she collapsed and lost six straight games. Collateral damage from that gut-wrenching defeat could leave the Czech short on confidence against the feisty Oudin, whose best moments have come at the Open: She became a brand name in the U.S. with her inspired run to the 2009 quarterfinals as a 17-year-old, then partnered Jack Sock to win the mixed doubles title last year.

Oudin trains at the National Tennis Center, has been living in New York, and if she can get off quickly and apply her intensity to get the home crowd, involved she has a shot for the upset. Ultimately, Safarova has more weapons, and her lefty cross-court forehand to Oudin's weaker backhand wing is a winning pattern—if she can keep calm. It's tempting to pick Oudin, but Safarova has been in better form recently despite that train wreck of a loss in Canada.

The Pick: Safarova in three sets.


http://www.tennis.com/news/2012/08/three-see-womens-us-open-previews-and-picks-day-1/39036/#.UDp6CKOQmSo

Davodus
Aug 27th, 2012, 04:09 AM
Drew Llagostera Vives/Martinez Sanchez in doubles R1 with Pavs :o the 8th seeds...and MJMS and her bloody dropshots :mad:

Martian Jeza
Aug 27th, 2012, 03:06 PM
Don't dare losing against Oudin, do that not to us, pls Lucie ! Losing to Oudin would be a new record low for you and I'll be more in despair with you about performing at majors. No other choice but winning :fiery: :fiery: :fiery: :fiery:

Matej
Aug 27th, 2012, 06:50 PM
Yeah, in my view, only losing to Julia Cohen would be worse than losing to Oudin. So Lucie, don´t lose to her, please. ;)

jasonbloom
Aug 27th, 2012, 08:29 PM
Break to love in opening game, good sign

Wert.
Aug 27th, 2012, 08:51 PM
The Pick: Safarova in three sets.

Thats a horrible pick though.

She will either win this in two or just lose. :lol:

Wert.
Aug 27th, 2012, 08:53 PM
She is awful. Up 3-2 and had 40-15 and now she made a DF. :o


Deuce.

Wert.
Aug 27th, 2012, 08:54 PM
And she closes that game somehow. :lol:



4-2

Wert.
Aug 27th, 2012, 08:59 PM
4-3 and serving.

Davodus
Aug 27th, 2012, 09:00 PM
:o Oudin is annoying

Wert.
Aug 27th, 2012, 09:03 PM
5-3 but she is bad...

Davodus
Aug 27th, 2012, 09:14 PM
She sucks :o but my computer is being so annoying right now so i cant really watch

Davodus
Aug 27th, 2012, 09:17 PM
missed return on BP :lol: and oudin can shut her mouth

Davodus
Aug 27th, 2012, 09:19 PM
good she broke

Davodus
Aug 27th, 2012, 09:24 PM
my stream is so bad :sobbing: just work, gosh

Martian Jeza
Aug 27th, 2012, 09:35 PM
6-4, 4-0

Davodus
Aug 27th, 2012, 09:36 PM
6-4 5-0 :eek: shes finally playing some good points

Martian Jeza
Aug 27th, 2012, 09:36 PM
6-4, 5-0 ! A bagel, pls

Edinboro
Aug 27th, 2012, 09:38 PM
She was absolutely awful in set 1. She didnt even loosen up till 2-0 in the second set.

Davodus
Aug 27th, 2012, 09:42 PM
A slam win :woohoo:

Martian Jeza
Aug 27th, 2012, 09:43 PM
6-4, 6-0. No other embarrassment. It was about time but hey Oudin is irrelevant. Needs to up her game for the next round.

jasonbloom
Aug 27th, 2012, 09:45 PM
First set is so bad just like most of her Grand slam match :lol: so tense and nervous but Oudin is much worse of course. Second set is much better, feel more relax and she finally go for her game. :D Her return is much better this summer is USA, hard work pay off finally.

Matej
Aug 27th, 2012, 09:57 PM
Pretty good second set but Wozniak will be much tougher opponent ... Lucie needs to step it up still more ... :scratch:

lauraa00
Aug 27th, 2012, 10:01 PM
A slam win :woohoo:

:banana: :banana:

Ps : don't forget also her INCREDIBLE 1rst round win at the french open against yakimova :lol: :p !

smarties
Aug 27th, 2012, 10:32 PM
:o Oudin is annoying

Actually she's one of the nicest player on tour. She's a good kid; hope she'll continue to climb in the rankings.

Davodus
Aug 28th, 2012, 01:42 AM
Actually she's one of the nicest player on tour. She's a good kid; hope she'll continue to climb in the rankings.

She was annoying during the match :shrug: Her screams of come on were really not timely and she has a look of desperation that is really off putting.

smarties
Aug 28th, 2012, 02:01 AM
She was annoying during the match :shrug: Her screams of come on were really not timely and she has a look of desperation that is really off putting.


Put yourself in her shoes; there's so much pressure. You would feel desperate too...

Edinboro
Aug 28th, 2012, 02:09 AM
I have to agree with David here...I saw Oudin at a signing in Cincinnati and she wasn't very friendly. In fact, she signed the ball to the person next to me but wouldn't sign mine... :lol:

Robert-KimClijst
Aug 28th, 2012, 02:18 AM
I'm glad Lucie won her first match on Armstrong! Armstrong was very unkind last year... She played solidly. If she beats Wozniak then she'll have had her best run at a major this year. :lol:

Davodus
Aug 28th, 2012, 03:09 AM
Put yourself in her shoes; there's so much pressure. You would feel desperate too...

There's pressure on everyone, and a lot of the pressure she put on herself with all her believe rubbish anyway. I mean she screamed come on at 5-0 40-15 on a basic error from Lucie.

Davodus
Aug 28th, 2012, 03:11 AM
I'm glad Lucie won her first match on Armstrong! Armstrong was very unkind last year... She played solidly. If she beats Wozniak then she'll have had her best run at a major this year. :lol:

Well she did beat Keys on Armstrong...but it wasnt a good match :lol:

HowardH
Aug 28th, 2012, 05:44 AM
Nicely done by Lucie. Onto the second round.

Wert.
Aug 28th, 2012, 07:57 AM
So the rain kind of fucked around with my life today. All the matches I wanted to see ended up on at the same time, and Vika got on too late. :o
Started off with Mandy & Olivia on Court 15. On my way there, a wild Lucie appeared!
http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af110/tennischica/USO%202012/A1T-wrECEAANS8m.jpg?t=1346125731
She and her coach were talking a mile a minute and then Lucie walked off and left her coach with her bag :lol:. I didn't wanna be such a creeper, so it's a little far away.

:)

Wert.
Aug 28th, 2012, 08:01 AM
But Melanie was really nice during handshake :awww:

She tried hard during match ( I can unserstand why :shrug: ) but she failed and couldnt do anything but congratulate to better player yesterday :)

Davodus
Aug 28th, 2012, 08:16 AM
Dont worry I'm not saying Oudin isn't nice :lol: it was a nice handshake, but she is annoying to watch play for me...just a matter of preference.

smarties
Aug 28th, 2012, 01:49 PM
Some of her comments after the match:

"It's always difficult to come to the first round and play well straight away," said Safarova. "Breaking her serve in the first game was very good for me, and then after the first set, I was able to relax a bit more and go for my shots more freely."

"I had a great summer," said Safarova. "The goal was to get as many matches as possible, and I did that, so now I just have to get ready for the real test here these two weeks and play my best tennis."

Robert-KimClijst
Aug 28th, 2012, 04:15 PM
Well she did beat Keys on Armstrong...but it wasnt a good match :lol:

Hahaha, I had that Keys match in mind when I wrote that... :lol: So bad!

Edinboro
Aug 28th, 2012, 08:19 PM
Some of her comments after the match:

"It's always difficult to come to the first round and play well straight away," said Safarova. "Breaking her serve in the first game was very good for me, and then after the first set, I was able to relax a bit more and go for my shots more freely."

"I had a great summer," said Safarova. "The goal was to get as many matches as possible, and I did that, so now I just have to get ready for the real test here these two weeks and play my best tennis."


She has had a great summer. She should be proud.

Davodus
Aug 28th, 2012, 10:29 PM
First on court 4 tomorrow :o

Davodus
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:03 PM
Match time :o wont be fun at all...sb watching when she will probably play crap

Davodus
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:17 PM
Broke in the first game :p the SB is acting up :o

Edinboro
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:18 PM
Safarova/Wozniak *1-0

Davodus
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:21 PM
Broken right back :o lead 30-0 and then lost all first serve points plus a lovely DF

Edinboro
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:22 PM
Safarova/Wozniak 1-1*

Davodus
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:25 PM
Missing BPs despite the fact Woz has only 2 first serves in is really not good

Davodus
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:30 PM
Ridiculous game :hysteric: like a billion deuces and Woz cant make a first serve

Edinboro
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:31 PM
Safarova/Wozniak *2-1

Saved around 4 Gps

Davodus
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:34 PM
Serve seems bad today :o probably doing that spinning it in rubbish

Davodus
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:47 PM
She's so lucky to be up 5-1 :lol: better not choke

Edinboro
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:47 PM
Safarova/Wozniak 5-1* :)

Edinboro
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:49 PM
Safarova/Wozniak *5-2

Davodus
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:52 PM
Of course she is choking :lol:

Davodus
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:55 PM
Too many DFs again and she is broken :o

Edinboro
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:55 PM
3-5 :o

Davodus
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:58 PM
Well she won the set but it didn't look pretty at all...hopefully she picks it up in the 2nd

Edinboro
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:59 PM
Safarova/Wozniak 6-3 *0-0

Davodus
Aug 29th, 2012, 04:03 PM
More crappy serving :o broken to start the 2nd, and off first serves too. Why sometimes she serves 10 aces in a match and sometimes she just spins it in I will never know

Edinboro
Aug 29th, 2012, 04:03 PM
Broken at love 6-3 0-1*

Davodus
Aug 29th, 2012, 04:05 PM
I guess my hope for a better 2nd set isnt happening, 0-2 without winning a point :spit: she's only held serve twice so it doesnt look great.

Davodus
Aug 29th, 2012, 04:07 PM
She's lost all first serve points this set :lol:

Wert.
Aug 29th, 2012, 04:09 PM
I can smell a three setter .

Davodus
Aug 29th, 2012, 04:10 PM
I can smell a three setter .

Definitely...if she cant rely on her serve, there isnt much she can rely on.

Davodus
Aug 29th, 2012, 04:15 PM
Useless returning is back :lol:

Wert.
Aug 29th, 2012, 04:19 PM
Cant even hold now :rolleyes:

Wert.
Aug 29th, 2012, 04:20 PM
And on other court Petrova just scored 61 61 win. :o

Davodus
Aug 29th, 2012, 04:22 PM
Broken from 40-15 and AD :spit: I honestly don't know how she will win this match with this shit

Davodus
Aug 29th, 2012, 04:25 PM
Serve is shit, return is shit, whole game is no doubt shit. Embarrassing.

Wert.
Aug 29th, 2012, 04:26 PM
She will lose now :tears:

Davodus
Aug 29th, 2012, 04:29 PM
less than 50% of first serves in :lol:

Davodus
Aug 29th, 2012, 04:34 PM
Useless breaking back now :o

Davodus
Aug 29th, 2012, 04:38 PM
:spit: if she hadnt wasted that 40-15 lead she'd be up 5-4 now

Edinboro
Aug 29th, 2012, 04:38 PM
She needs another break, hopefully Wozniak chokes for the next 20 minutes :D

Davodus
Aug 29th, 2012, 04:41 PM
She needs another break, hopefully Wozniak chokes for the next 20 minutes :D

Nope :lol: this was always going three, she just wasted her time. If she starts the 3rd like she starts the 2nd she's outta here.

Davodus
Aug 29th, 2012, 04:46 PM
Well at least she held to start the set this time

Davodus
Aug 29th, 2012, 04:58 PM
Its so annoying when she struggles to hold...then plays a terrible return game and shes quickly serving again

Davodus
Aug 29th, 2012, 05:05 PM
She broke for 4-2 :spit:

Davodus
Aug 29th, 2012, 05:09 PM
5-2 now...she has 2 aces this set and her first serve % has gone right up. Please just break now

jasonbloom
Aug 29th, 2012, 05:10 PM
She broke for 4-2 :spit:

Because of 3 dfs by Alex :lol:

Davodus
Aug 29th, 2012, 05:12 PM
Because of 3 dfs by Alex :lol:
I'll take anything...she still has to serve it out now

Davodus
Aug 29th, 2012, 05:17 PM
She won :hysteric: on her 3rd MP after being 40-0 down. Well at least she made R3 and defended her points :sobbing: But Petrova was in scary form today.

Martian Jeza
Aug 29th, 2012, 05:27 PM
GSM Lucie : 6-3, 4-6, 6-2. Up next Friday for the 3rd round : Nadia Petrova. Tough match in sight.

jasonbloom
Aug 29th, 2012, 05:50 PM
I love both Nadia and Lucie, but I would be much more happy seeing Lucie finally makes to R4 after 5 years

Wert.
Aug 29th, 2012, 06:07 PM
Ouh glad she finally wins two matches in a row at slam.


And :sobbing: at Petrova starting to play good again now when she has to face Lucie :sobbing:

smarties
Aug 29th, 2012, 07:50 PM
She'll definitely have to play better to beat Petrova, especially she'll have to serve better. I watched a bit of Petrova's match and Halep really didn't play well.

Davodus
Aug 30th, 2012, 04:47 AM
I'm happy she has doubles today (Last on court 10 I think) because she has a chance to work on her serve more and other parts of her game in a match they aren't expected to win. I would have preferred the match not be so late though, since she has singles the next day.

Davodus
Aug 30th, 2012, 05:07 AM
http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/2012+US+Open+Day+3+Sxlm0VgLgVxl.jpg

A good example of the work Lucie has done with Biljana...she looks really strong

Wert.
Aug 30th, 2012, 11:10 AM
Im afraid it will be impossible mission for Lucie to break Nadia's serve tomorrow :scared:

Davodus
Aug 30th, 2012, 11:25 AM
:lol: maybe Nadia will have a bad day.... :p doubtful

Robert-KimClijst
Aug 30th, 2012, 03:17 PM
I'm happy for Lucie! I did not see or pay attention to the match at all yesterday because I was pretty broken up about Kim, but this is a great result. She's won two matches she is supposed to win without drama at a grand slam. If she plays well against Petrova, win or lose I would see this tournament as a big step forward.

Davodus
Aug 30th, 2012, 03:52 PM
http://isport.blesk.cz/clanek/tenis-us-open/129134/safarova-ma-formu-misto-berdycha-ji-pomaha-vzhuru-bojovnik-kung-fu.html so this is an article about her current boyfriend, and it seems he has actually been doing a lot of her fitness training...

This is the summary from Kristyna on twitter:

in the article is she said she knew she will do it yesterday ( after she lost 2nd set to wozniak) it says she went to have a celebration after cincy after she cracked top20, she lives not far from ny. thats cool. she says most importantly she is helathy now. but it aint no accident. already a year is her boyfriend Kristián Bajza who did kung-fu. he is also today her fitness coach (lol that must be weird) and she heards compliments how much her movement and health got better. her boyfriend has learnt her new exercices and although she doesnt go to gym, she feels better than in the past. nor martial art nor box she doesnt apply. box just when my boyfriend makes me angry. she laughs. she thanks him that he is good fitness trainer and physio. but she doesnt want to talk specifically about her practising methods. that are simply things I havent done ever before. but I will take them for myself.....

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2012, 12:47 AM
Third on grandstand....worst time for me in terms of when I can sleep :lol:

Edinboro
Aug 31st, 2012, 01:26 AM
Down a set in doubles but up a break in the second.

Edinboro
Aug 31st, 2012, 01:30 AM
4-6 *3-3 lost the break

Edinboro
Aug 31st, 2012, 01:33 AM
They held.... 4-6 4-3*

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2012, 01:40 AM
Im assuming that Pavs is the one that keeps getting broken because Lucie usually serves first and they dont swap ends...and Pavs has been broken 4 times, both times after they broke too. Its a little frustrating.

Edinboro
Aug 31st, 2012, 01:46 AM
They lost 4-6 4-6

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2012, 01:54 AM
Havent done so well since they won Charleston :o I hope they keep playing together, I'd like to see them play at AO.

Wert.
Aug 31st, 2012, 07:28 AM
Third on Grandstand...I really hope ES shows some of it :p

rucolo
Aug 31st, 2012, 11:52 AM
Hi, never posted here, but I`m a huge fan of Lucie :D

I love her game. And she seems like such a sweet girl too. So happy she made it to R3 of US Open. Because her results at Grand Slams this year have been very poor: only R1 of Aus Open, R2 of French Open and R1 of Wimbledon. It`s really time she achieves something big again, like QF of Aus Open 2007. Next match is vs another fave of mine, Petrova. Very excited for this match, both are amazing players with a lot of talent. But unfortunately mentally weak. I hope Lucie and Nadia will show a high-quality match. May the better player win. Both deserve to be in R4 of US Open.

smarties
Aug 31st, 2012, 12:46 PM
Welcome rucolo, Lucie needs all the cheering and support she can get :lol:

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2012, 07:05 PM
Match time :lol: bit of a swirling wind apparently

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2012, 07:10 PM
Lucie always chooses to receive :o

Edinboro
Aug 31st, 2012, 07:14 PM
Safarova/Petrova *0-1

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2012, 07:17 PM
DF at 30-30...broken :o good start down a break

Edinboro
Aug 31st, 2012, 07:18 PM
Safarova/Petrova 0-2*

Petrova returning good.

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2012, 07:20 PM
Nadia has 3 aces already :rolleyes:

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2012, 07:21 PM
Looks like Lucie is the one having a bad day and Nadia a good day :lol: so many unforced errors already

Edinboro
Aug 31st, 2012, 07:21 PM
Safarova/Petrova *0-3

I very much doubt Petrova will be able to play like this the whole match..I expect it to get more competitive soon.

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2012, 07:24 PM
luck on Nadia's side too :lol:

Edinboro
Aug 31st, 2012, 07:25 PM
Safarova/Petrova 1-3*

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2012, 07:27 PM
Just way too many unforced errors when she is actually in the point. Because Nadia is serving big and she cant make those stupid errors in the point

Edinboro
Aug 31st, 2012, 07:29 PM
Safarova/Petrova *1-4

Edinboro
Aug 31st, 2012, 07:31 PM
Safarova/Petrova 2-4* LOVE HOLD! lol

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2012, 07:33 PM
Well thanks for some doubles from Nadia :lol:

Edinboro
Aug 31st, 2012, 07:34 PM
Safarova/Petrova *3-4

She breaks!

Edinboro
Aug 31st, 2012, 07:38 PM
Safarova/Petrova 4-4*

I told you Petrova wouldn't keep up that level the whole match.

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2012, 07:38 PM
Back to Petrova aces :o I hope this comeback isn't for nothing

Edinboro
Aug 31st, 2012, 07:39 PM
Safarova/Petrova *4-5

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2012, 07:40 PM
serving to stay in it :o

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2012, 07:44 PM
:o

Edinboro
Aug 31st, 2012, 07:45 PM
Safarova/Petrova 4-6 0-0*


She WILL win the second set.

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2012, 07:46 PM
Well she can thank all her errors from 30-0 up for that. And as usual I knew it would happen :lol: I always call these things :o

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2012, 07:50 PM
Nadia is raging around the court like she's losing :o it's annoying, she's up.

Edinboro
Aug 31st, 2012, 07:50 PM
Safarova/Petrova 4-6 *0-1

Edinboro
Aug 31st, 2012, 07:54 PM
Safarova/Petrova 4-6 1-1*

Edinboro
Aug 31st, 2012, 07:57 PM
Safarova/Petrova 4-6 *1-2

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2012, 07:58 PM
This match is annoying..Petrova is making enough errors that if Lucie were playing well she'd be winning, but she's making too many herself

Edinboro
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:02 PM
Safarpva/Petrova 4-6 2-2*

Lucie finally able to hit some forehands.

jasonbloom
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:02 PM
The best service game in this match,
can she turn it around?

Wert.
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:02 PM
2-2


Link for stream please, couldnt find decent one :o

jasonbloom
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:03 PM
http://www.sportlemon.tv/v-4/4/26/v-442617.html

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:04 PM
Return errors :o :o

Edinboro
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:05 PM
Safarova/Petrova 4-6 *2-3

Wert.
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:06 PM
Thanks. :D


I dont see her winning this. :shrug:

Wert.
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:07 PM
DF. :D

Well done :bounce:

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:08 PM
Thanks. :D


I dont see her winning this. :shrug:

I see her losing about 6-4 6-3 :lol: and shes throwing in another rubbish service game now

Wert.
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:08 PM
She must hold now otherwise this will be over in 10 minutes.

Edinboro
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:09 PM
Safarova/Petrova 4-6 3-3*

Wert.
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:09 PM
Oh thank God.


she holds.

Wert.
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:10 PM
Lucie 15-0

Wert.
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:11 PM
L 30-0

Wert.
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:11 PM
OMG Why :tears:

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:12 PM
Return errors are her downfall as usual :o

Wert.
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:12 PM
Two Bps for L. :scared:

Wert.
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:12 PM
WTF :facepalm:

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:13 PM
Well she took one :o lets see if she can consolidate

Wert.
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:13 PM
OMG She breaks :scared:


AJDEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

Edinboro
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:13 PM
Safarova/Petrova 4-6 *4-3

She breaks.

jasonbloom
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:16 PM
Her footwork is so slow, she needs to adjust her footwork faster to cut down the UEs

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:17 PM
Terrible error :o :o

Wert.
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:17 PM
:hysteric: Long drive volley :o

Wert.
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:19 PM
DF :sobbing:

jasonbloom
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:19 PM
Df...she is so nervous now...

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:19 PM
DF :rolleyes: getting nervous already :lol:

Wert.
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:19 PM
Advantage L.

Wert.
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:20 PM
I cant watch this :sobbing:

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:20 PM
Wasting game points :o not good

Wert.
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:21 PM
:o :o

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:21 PM
And of course now she gets broken :lol: I mean seriously, she got basically no first serves in then, just nervy chokey play

Edinboro
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:22 PM
Safarova/Petrova 4-6 4-4*

Wert.
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:22 PM
Petrova def. Safarova 64 64 :bounce:


GL in Asia :yeah:

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:22 PM
GSM Petrova tbh

Wert.
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:23 PM
:haha:

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:25 PM
Petrova def. Safarova 64 64 :bounce:


GL in Asia :yeah:

Yep :hysteric:

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:26 PM
3 aces this game :o without her aces Lucie would've won easily

jasonbloom
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:27 PM
Lucie won most of the baseline points, Nadia's serving is just too good today

Wert.
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:28 PM
Why Lucie Why!!??!! :tears:

Edinboro
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:29 PM
Safarova/Petrova 4-6 *4-5

Big game!

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:29 PM
Definitely 6-4 6-4 now :lol: Ridiculous. She really should be serving for it now.

Wert.
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:30 PM
In Play Odds now:


Lucie 3.75
Petrova 1.25

Wert.
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:31 PM
Petrova is horrible. :lol:

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:31 PM
Basically no first serves :o

Wert.
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:32 PM
L 40-0.


So 64 75 :lol:

jasonbloom
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:33 PM
L 40-0.


So 64 75 :lol:

Do you really think she can hold this game:o

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:33 PM
Nope shes choking 40-0

Wert.
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:33 PM
Or 64 64 :lol:


FAIL Dropshot.

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:33 PM
Well finally a first serve :lol:

Edinboro
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:33 PM
Safarova/Petrova 4-6 5-5*

I still believe Lucie will win this tbh.

jasonbloom
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:34 PM
They won same number of points but she is losing :o

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:34 PM
Error, error error error error error error

Wert.
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:35 PM
Lucie will lose this because She is my fav and I have horrible luck. :p

Edinboro
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:35 PM
Safarova/Petrova 4-6 *5-6

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:35 PM
What a terrible game

jasonbloom
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:36 PM
This game is absolutely terrible :help:
even she hold now, I don't think she can win the tiebreak

Wert.
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:37 PM
horrible. :tears:

Wert.
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:38 PM
:o :o :o

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:38 PM
6-4 7-5 then :lol: she's just making a thousand errors

Wert.
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:38 PM
She is horribe. WHY CANT YOU KEEP THE FUCKING BALL INSIDE :o :o :sobbing:

Wert.
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:39 PM
GSM.

:bigwave:

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:39 PM
3 basic errors in a row :spit: She's never gonna make another R4

jasonbloom
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:39 PM
Nadia is just pusing, she just need to put it in court...

Wert.
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:40 PM
Serve An Ace Now!

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:41 PM
huge DF :sad: disgusting. That loss of serve at 4-3...that was the GSM and we all knew it

Wert.
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:41 PM
DF instead. :haha:

jasonbloom
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:42 PM
What a way to close the match :mad:
Well, at least she is not losing to someone like niculescu this time, I will take it

smarties
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:44 PM
another sucky GS, I wonder if it's worth it to still care :rolleyes:

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:45 PM
The most annoying thing is Petrova didnt really play well besides her serving, and Lucie came back from 4-1 to 4-4 in the 1st and had *4-3 two GPs in the 2nd...if Petrova had just been too good then fine, but she wasnt.

Martian Jeza
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:47 PM
SO Horrible, Lucie had to lose against that MUG ! :rolleyes:

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:48 PM
Also she had a good chance to get another career high at 16, but now she has to hope Petrova and Vinci lose to get that.

Im not bitterly disappointed because it's easily her best slam this year, but it's annoying given that she had a lot of chances...and Petrova is one of the only 17-24 seeds that actually made R3. So it wasn't a good draw at all.

jasonbloom
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:49 PM
The most annoying thing is Petrova didnt really play well besides her serving, and Lucie came back from 4-1 to 4-4 in the 1st and had *4-3 two GPs in the 2nd...if Petrova had just been too good then fine, but she wasnt.

But Lucie was not great actually... We should be happy for a R3 after so many terrible loss to someone I don't know, and she is so close to top15 now, let's look forward the Asian season and see whether she can make it

Davodus
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:51 PM
But Lucie was not great actually... We should be happy for a R3 after so many terrible loss to someone I don't know, and she is so close to top15 now, let's look forward the Asian season and see whether she can make it

That's the problem, she wasn't great when she needed to play great.

Asian swing could be ok, because she may get seeded and have chances to win a couple of matches with nothing to defend. But I wish she'd play one of the internationals next week :o she could so easily win one of them.

jasonbloom
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:58 PM
She was not playing great in all her matches in USO, Nadia is a former top3 player, she is not like Oudin who will hit error all the time, I mean, this lost is bad but not that bad compare to her GS record... Now I only hope that she can be mentally stronger when her ranking is getting higher and higher.
I also really love to see her winning another title, but she seems not entering any MM this year, so maybe the indoor events are most possible chances

Wert.
Aug 31st, 2012, 09:19 PM
This wasnt a good draw. In the beginning it looked like it is. But there were Minella, Tatishvili, Parmentier, Pironkova , Soler ,Burdette. Its kinda sucks to see some of these will r4 instead of lucie :tears:

smarties
Aug 31st, 2012, 09:20 PM
That's the problem, she wasn't great when she needed to play great.

Asian swing could be ok, because she may get seeded and have chances to win a couple of matches with nothing to defend. But I wish she'd play one of the internationals next week :o she could so easily win one of them.

Exactly, that's the problem and that is Lucie in a nutshell: she has this inability to play the big points well. She was in god mode on her serve in the 2nd set and when it came to consolidate the break: double fault and choking. When it came to serve to stay in the match: rinse and repeat.

jiri-nedved
Sep 1st, 2012, 12:41 AM
People are happy she made a round 3 yet she is ranked 17th a little bit disappointing really. I dont even think she has even had that good of a year to me.

HowardH
Sep 1st, 2012, 03:51 AM
Lucie :hug:

rucolo
Sep 1st, 2012, 01:46 PM
Lucie :awww:

It was a close match, Petrova played the important points better. Ending the match with a DF is poor, Lucie has to improve mentally. Why is she always so nervous at the end of sets? Suddenly the serve falls off and the UEs creep in. The talent is there, but Lucie must learn to play consistently at a high level.

Overall we should be happy Lucie reached R3. And only lost to Petrova, a very good player. This is her best result at a Grand Slam this year. Remember Lucie bombed out in R1 of Aus Open and Wimbledon and in R2 of French Open.

Robert-KimClijst
Sep 1st, 2012, 02:52 PM
You knew that double fault was coming. You can tell Lucie is still mentally shaky, bu I have to say this tournament was a big step up compared to her previous slams. She played okay tennis, Petrova was just solid. Lucie should definitely be somewhat encouraged by this slam. Still, she needs to focus on peaking at the slams now. It is important as a top 20 player.

Davodus
Sep 1st, 2012, 04:28 PM
Yeah she needs to at least make consistent R3 and some R4's, she cant be losing to some young player just because they have a good day. Thats what happened against McHale and Bertens. But she definitely got over a huge mental hurdle by making top 20, and I think ultimately it could help her. I also think winning a match in the fed cup final would help her immensely.