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flareon
Aug 28th, 2012, 11:03 PM
epic :bowdown:

Tennis Fool
Aug 28th, 2012, 11:04 PM
She did it :woohoo:

First Slam win since AO 2008!

McHale or Bertens next. Come on Olga, let's get to the 3rd round of a slam for the first time :hearts:

Sammo
Aug 28th, 2012, 11:04 PM
So so happy for Olga!!! :woohoo: It was worth watching for 3 hours

misty1
Aug 28th, 2012, 11:05 PM
Good job grinding this one out olga:)

falconi is just..i dont know. Every time i see one of her matches i get the feeling the outcome is on the opponents racquet and not hers

flareon
Aug 28th, 2012, 11:05 PM
olga :eek: :yeah:

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 28th, 2012, 11:05 PM
Olga :hearts::D :)

sending the trash home :woohoo:

annoying C'mon's after every Olga error :rolleyes:

Tennis Fool
Aug 28th, 2012, 11:06 PM
terrible :o

who is puchova's opponent in r2? she's gonna have a cakewalk :o
See above. Cakewalk for Olga? :oh:

goldenlox
Aug 28th, 2012, 11:06 PM
This showed Olga is in great shape. She played 3 matches to qualify, and when she lost set 2 after 2 hours, it would have been easy to give up

Sammo
Aug 28th, 2012, 11:07 PM
Olga :hearts::D :)

sending the trash home :woohoo:

annoying C'mon's after every Olga error :rolleyes:

Agreed, if there's something better than your fave winning is your fave winning by beating a player you dislike :drool:

Dexter
Aug 28th, 2012, 11:07 PM
The only Olga that matters back on the main courts... get yourself back to top100 where you belong! :hug:

Tennis Fool
Aug 28th, 2012, 11:08 PM
Good job grinding this one out olga:)

falconi is just..i dont know. Every time i see one of her matches i get the feeling the outcome is on the opponents racquet and not hers
Odd, because the USO match stats said that the match favored Irina the more that the match went on, but actually it didn't. Irina seemed quite winded at the end.

wildemu
Aug 28th, 2012, 11:08 PM
idk why but i enjoyed this match.

GrassGOAT
Aug 28th, 2012, 11:10 PM
http://www.emofaces.com/en/smilies/r/russia-flag-waving-smile-animated.gif

flareon
Aug 28th, 2012, 11:10 PM
she plays Mcfail or Bertens next :lol: can you imagine if she did the pair Failconi and Mcfail, I apologise to any americans I actually like Mchale but could not resist.

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 28th, 2012, 11:12 PM
http://www.emofaces.com/en/smilies/r/russia-flag-waving-smile-animated.gif


bye Failconi :wavey: :wavey:will be closer to 150 after this :devil:

KarlyM*
Aug 28th, 2012, 11:12 PM
YES! :yippee:

fouc
Aug 28th, 2012, 11:20 PM
Olga does have really beautiful strokes if not entirely effective ones.

Tennis Fool
Aug 28th, 2012, 11:28 PM
Olga does have really beautiful strokes if not entirely effective ones.
She's actually Lucic 2.0.

tenn_ace
Aug 28th, 2012, 11:42 PM
Olga is such a dumb tennis player :lol: Her shot selection is at the club level and she doesn't know what angles are either. But a win is a win

tucker1989
Aug 28th, 2012, 11:46 PM
Irina is the one American player I just can't stand, in terms of her play and her annoying attitude, and I love Olga, the original Washington Kastles savior, so this was great to see. So glad to be able to watch her again, even if she did hit 70 errors and 14 DF...

tenn_ace
Aug 28th, 2012, 11:46 PM
Why is Falconi trash? Only for c'mon's?

edificio
Aug 28th, 2012, 11:48 PM
I don't see how Falconi's any kind of failure. She's a young player. She lost the first set and was able to come back and win the second. She forced Puchkova into a third set. She is a battler. I feel the same about people calling McHale McFail, it is just too dismissive of a young player who is developing her game and her career.

fouc
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:19 AM
She's actually Lucic 2.0.

is she? Lucic doesn't have such wide wings and she hits much flatter. Puchkova doesn't hit flat enough to finish the points immediately, while her top spin is not heavy enough to blow the opponents off. She is somewhere in the middle, though her strokes are really sweet and powerful.

Natash.
Aug 29th, 2012, 01:52 AM
is she? Lucic doesn't have such wide wings and she hits much flatter. Puchkova doesn't hit flat enough to finish the points immediately, while her top spin is not heavy enough to blow the opponents off. She is somewhere in the middle, though her strokes are really sweet and powerful.

They really are lovely especially that backhand.

Wiggly
Aug 29th, 2012, 02:02 AM
Irina had to defend a 3R. Her ranking will be low, very low.

Kutuzova
Aug 29th, 2012, 02:35 AM
so happy for olga! such a talented player. i want to see her back in the top 100

GrassGOAT
Aug 29th, 2012, 02:50 AM
bye Failconi :wavey: :wavey:will be closer to 150 after this :devil:

I think this is one player who deserves a:

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll36/Bigsteve87/Gifs/ByeBitch.gif

Mana
Aug 29th, 2012, 03:08 AM
I don't get the Falconi hate, I'm not a fan, but she doesn't seem any more annoying than the other American scrubs. Although for some reason, I really dislike Stephens. Especially after seeing the video of her at RG, she seemed so up her self.

Reach R3 Olga :hearts:

simonsaystennis
Aug 29th, 2012, 06:30 AM
Honestly have NO IDEA where Irina has gone wrong. In 2010 and 2011 she was the pillar of consistency. She was almost always beating players ranked below her and challenging those in the 50-100 range regularly, coming out with quite a few wins. Then, out of nowhere, in 2012, that grit and consistency that got her so far is totally gone. She also seemed to be missing the variety in her game that I think really helped her win matches. I rarely saw her slice her backhand, come to net, or hit a dropshot. It was kind of disappointing. Personally, I think this loss is going to put Irina at a place that is more truly indicative of what her play has been this season. I hope she can improve and get things back together at the end of the season or for 2013.

Beat
Aug 29th, 2012, 07:31 AM
losing to puchkova? seriously? :unsure:

Fired
Aug 29th, 2012, 07:48 AM
She's actually Lucic 2.0.If something she's Kournikova 2.0 her groundstrokes are carbon copy (specially the backhand and the double faults).

Sammo
Aug 29th, 2012, 10:29 AM
losing to puchkova? seriously? :unsure:

What? Puchkova is a former number 32, Falconi is a scrub. The fact that she says she's gonna be number 1 doesn't make her relevant :spit:

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:25 AM
Honestly have NO IDEA where Irina has gone wrong. In 2010 and 2011 she was the pillar of consistency. She was almost always beating players ranked below her and challenging those in the 50-100 range regularly, coming out with quite a few wins. Then, out of nowhere, in 2012, that grit and consistency that got her so far is totally gone. She also seemed to be missing the variety in her game that I think really helped her win matches. I rarely saw her slice her backhand, come to net, or hit a dropshot. It was kind of disappointing. Personally, I think this loss is going to put Irina at a place that is more truly indicative of what her play has been this season. I hope she can improve and get things back together at the end of the season or for 2013.


everything stems from running around like a prick with a flag after beating Pome last yr like she'd won a medal at the Olympics