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Tennis Fool
Aug 31st, 2012, 12:29 AM
Had 5* 2 in the third. :o
Best career Slam appearance! Five matches in a row. :woohoo:

flareon
Aug 31st, 2012, 12:29 AM
:yeah:

KournikovaFan91
Aug 31st, 2012, 12:30 AM
Baby Kournikova advances :woohoo:

Matej
Aug 31st, 2012, 12:31 AM
Well, from a betting point of view, Kiki Bertens is a genuine nighmare.

misty1
Aug 31st, 2012, 12:31 AM
took advantage of the draw, good for her

how close to top 100 is she with this?

Tennis Fool
Aug 31st, 2012, 12:32 AM
OMG Kiki :o

Puchkova in R3 of a slam. I can't even laugh, that's just sad.
Why? Have you seen Olga play?

Probably, now, one of the best returners on the tour.

Matej
Aug 31st, 2012, 12:35 AM
Why? Have you seen Olga play?

Probably, now, one of the best returners on the tour.

Surely you meant to say "on the ITF circuit" ... ;)

Dan_Doe
Aug 31st, 2012, 12:35 AM
Kiki :hug: I've expected a win :(

MH0861
Aug 31st, 2012, 12:36 AM
Really nice to see her back :yeah: But sad for Kiki :sad:

Tennis Fool
Aug 31st, 2012, 12:36 AM
Baby Kournikova advances :woohoo:
Kinda looks like her here (in the face).

http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Olga+Puchkova+2012+Open+Day+2+1wZBAlY2L4Gx.jpg

Petkorazzi
Aug 31st, 2012, 12:38 AM
Puchkova was the fave in my opinion :shrug: I'm not saying Kiki is bad, but she still has to prove she's not a fluke. Puchkova's played WTA finals against Davenport and Bartoli while Kiki played Pous Tio in hers :help:

LefandePatty
Aug 31st, 2012, 12:38 AM
Olga :)
Take the title now :D

KournikovaFan91
Aug 31st, 2012, 12:41 AM
Kinda look like her here (in the face).


Also their playing style can be quite similar, plus Olga called Anna her role model so I always associate Olga with Anna :lol:

Tennis Fool
Aug 31st, 2012, 12:42 AM
Surely you meant to say "on the ITF circuit" ... ;)
Ok :)

Puchkova's played WTA finals against Davenport and Bartoli while Kiki played Pous Tio in hers :help:
That was a generation ago, though. :shrug:

bbjpa
Aug 31st, 2012, 12:43 AM
McFail :facepalm:

Tennis Fool
Aug 31st, 2012, 12:44 AM
Also their playing style can be quite similar, plus Olga called Anna her role model so I always associate Olga with Anna :lol:
Funny, I always associated her style with Lucic. Hard, flat hitting, suspect strategy. :o

Petkorazzi
Aug 31st, 2012, 12:46 AM
Puchkova is totally Kournikova :lol: the same amazing groundstrokes, the horrible serve with endless double faults, the modeling (olga was more focused on modelling at some point I believe).

Tennis Fool
Aug 31st, 2012, 12:48 AM
Now we only need to get Vasilisa Bardina back, and it's like 2007 all over again :lol:

HOS
Aug 31st, 2012, 01:09 AM
Good on her.
She plays a bit like Lucic/Pierce
Hard, flat, taller gal, powerful, no plan b....
She had a breakthrough a few years back now, finals of Quebec and then literally fell off the earth, rank as low as 300 i think, so good on her for getting herself back.
I think I read an interview on here from someone who met her and she literally said she was losing matches bc she was partying every night....ha

no more parties maybe??

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 31st, 2012, 01:11 AM
Olga ;) :woohoo: :D :hearts:
so good to see or not see today as it was moved

now win your next one too please

Tennis Fool
Aug 31st, 2012, 01:13 AM
I think I read an interview on here from someone who met her and she literally said she was losing matches bc she was partying every night....ha

no more parties maybe??
You sure that wasn't snark from Boiled Egg? Yeah, there was a three year period where she could barely win a match on the ITF tour. But in terms of modeling--well, she isn't the size she used to be for that.

I hope her match vs. Errani gets a show court.

slamchamp
Aug 31st, 2012, 01:17 AM
wasnt pouchkova the dfault queen a short time ago?

Tennis Fool
Aug 31st, 2012, 01:21 AM
wasnt pouchkova the dfault queen a short time ago?
You mean on Tuesday? Yeah, she hit 14 of them in her win against Falconi. :p

hingisGOAT
Aug 31st, 2012, 01:24 AM
Yeah, WTF Christina McFail. I kind of thought "hmm well this Kiki is one big ass bitch, and she can kind of serve, so maybe she's actually really good" but no, just a terrible loss for Christina :facepalm:

Natash.
Aug 31st, 2012, 01:32 AM
Yeah, WTF Christina McFail. I kind of thought "hmm well this Kiki is one big ass bitch, and she can kind of serve, so maybe she's actually really good" but no, just a terrible loss for Christina :facepalm:

I think both Olga and Kiki have more game than McHale but that's just me. :lol:

Olga :woohoo: Didn't get a chance to see this :sobbing:

Mana
Aug 31st, 2012, 04:04 AM
Olga :cheer:

Dexter
Aug 31st, 2012, 04:52 AM
Awesome result to wake up to. :woohoo:

davidmario
Aug 31st, 2012, 05:00 AM
she was also up in the first set.
she became kinda big, so I found it interesting that finally now she is peaking. She really was a journeywoman the last years. But her backhand is really candy to the eye!!

MarkNL
Aug 31st, 2012, 05:44 AM
Kiki :awww:

She said she was disappointed in herself, because she once sgsin was feeling the nerves. She has a always been a nervous and insecure person, she was afraid to get humiliated on court and she had a low self esteem. As she got better she also suffered less from nerves, but today she could only think about: 'Oh, I can reach the third round here (Im playing Puchkova who Ive beated 0 and 2 in Paris), I may not have this chance again' So she was really nervous and because of that she lost. She was sad, because she thought she had left that stage of being nervous behind her. :hug:

Elwin.
Aug 31st, 2012, 08:47 AM
Kiki :hug: She was so nervous again :o

Juju Nostalgique
Aug 31st, 2012, 09:51 AM
Thank you Olga! :hearts:

nevetssllim
Aug 31st, 2012, 10:04 AM
My over-riding memory of Puchkova was that god-awful match vs. Henin at the AO in 2008. :lol: Congrats though. :p

goldenlox
Aug 31st, 2012, 10:06 AM
Really amazing that Olga is in a round 32 at a major. I remember when she was seeded at Wimbledon, then had the back problems.
Her career really needed a week and a half like this

A-Bond
Aug 31st, 2012, 10:21 AM
Kiki... I really thought she'd win this :o

LenaDMania0003
Aug 31st, 2012, 10:57 AM
Olga :hearts: almost choked it away but well closed

Sammo
Aug 31st, 2012, 11:42 AM
YASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

http://have-you-met-ted.com/wp-content/uploads/robin-animated-dancing.gif

TeamUla
Aug 31st, 2012, 11:50 AM
Puchkova used to be such a joke for last few years. Glad she's making a nice comeback now. :yeah:

Sammo
Aug 31st, 2012, 11:58 AM
OMG Kiki :o

Puchkova in R3 of a slam. I can't even laugh, that's just sad.

At least she has a backhand.

Sammo
Aug 31st, 2012, 12:13 PM
Puchkova was the fave in my opinion :shrug: I'm not saying Kiki is bad, but she still has to prove she's not a fluke. Puchkova's played WTA finals against Davenport and Bartoli while Kiki played Pous Tio in hers :help:

Hingis and Bartoli actually, but yeah, nothing to do with Pous Tio :lol:

SVK
Aug 31st, 2012, 01:30 PM
Puchkova in R3 of a slam, that's just sad.

Nope, itīs always nice to see a former TOP 40 player to do well again...itīs sad players like Puchkova, Bovina and Bardina fell to such a huge slump.

Tennis Fool
Aug 31st, 2012, 06:14 PM
Nope, itīs always nice to see a former TOP 40 player to do well again...itīs sad players like Puchkova, Bovina and Bardina fell to such a huge slump.
This could have been Bovina's run, if Puchkova hadn't beaten her in qualies.

Bardina continues to play in tournies around Denver, but I suspect she won't be making a real attempt at a comeback.