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flareon
Sep 1st, 2012, 06:34 PM
The first set was shakey the 2nd was brilliant so much better play than the first, Serena hit a volley of ekats smash as well :inlove:
The colour of her outfit in Cherry Berry :)

plenty of aces again and over a mental barrier with Makarova for now :)

:yeah:

Ekat :hug:

Novichok
Sep 1st, 2012, 06:34 PM
Yes. Keep winning. :yeah:

shoryuken
Sep 1st, 2012, 06:34 PM
like a boss

Kairi
Sep 1st, 2012, 06:34 PM
:dance:

Marilyn Monheaux
Sep 1st, 2012, 06:34 PM
:cheer:

Imperfect Angel
Sep 1st, 2012, 06:35 PM
Makarova did try her best but today Rena is in good form, so NID.:oh: Rena struggled earlier but once she got it right, cruise control.:dance:
Rock on and win Rena!:cheer:

#1SteffiGraf#1
Sep 1st, 2012, 06:35 PM
Serena's new nickname =

COME OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!


And she likes doing it when she is up 4-0 in the 2nd. What an annoying player.

HippityHop
Sep 1st, 2012, 06:36 PM
REVENGE!!!! :devil:

pattyclijsters
Sep 1st, 2012, 06:36 PM
Humanity lost.

BuTtErFrEnA
Sep 1st, 2012, 06:36 PM
was obviously playing a little tight given that everyone reminded her of the loss before the match....got that set and the result was nid


:wavey:

JN
Sep 1st, 2012, 06:37 PM
Who's got the lox and cream cheese? http://l.yimg.com/a/lib/msg/img/aurora/emot/201105/cook.gif Next!!

Lulu.
Sep 1st, 2012, 06:37 PM
Serena. ;)
Good luck in the next round.

Michalka
Sep 1st, 2012, 06:37 PM
Serena's new nickname =

COME OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!


And she likes doing it when she is up 4-0 in the 2nd. What an annoying player.

what is your problem? players come on all the time, why are you so bothered by her?

Bagelrena :hearts: the first set was pretty shit, but she got it together in the 2nd major time. onto the next round!

DOUBLEFIST
Sep 1st, 2012, 06:38 PM
Great post Match interview from Serena. Thrilled the crowd. fantastic!

Tennis Fool
Sep 1st, 2012, 06:38 PM
Atrocious last game by Katya.

Pump-it-UP
Sep 1st, 2012, 06:39 PM
Serena's new nickname =

COME OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!


And she likes doing it when she is up 4-0 in the 2nd. What an annoying player.

Melanie Oudin Fan est. July '09

http://i.imgur.com/F9GZO.gif

sweetadri06
Sep 1st, 2012, 06:39 PM
Revenge is sweet. :)

Tenis Srbija
Sep 1st, 2012, 06:39 PM
Serena's BFF approves :yeah:
http://x.vukajlija.com/var/uploads/reactions/201209/20275/novak-djokovic-us-open-commercial95529020120901140653.gif

edificio
Sep 1st, 2012, 06:40 PM
The first set was shakey the 2nd was brilliant so much better play than the first, Serena hit a volley of ekats smash as well :inlove:
The colour of her outfit in Cherry Berry :) ...

I see raspberry sherbet and lemon sorbet. Either way, delicious! :)

Nice turn of the match at 4-4. No looking back. :woohoo:

Sorry, Katya. :(

John.
Sep 1st, 2012, 06:40 PM
Onwards :cheer:

sweetpeas
Sep 1st, 2012, 06:40 PM
Nice job Serena.The band plays on.

Annie.
Sep 1st, 2012, 06:40 PM
Keep it going Queen! :cheer:

Diesel
Sep 1st, 2012, 06:40 PM
Serena needs to keep relaxed and focused. The goal is closer and closer in being reality :yeah:

Laura_VeeFan
Sep 1st, 2012, 06:40 PM
Onto the next one sis :cheer:

Kasey
Sep 1st, 2012, 06:40 PM
revenge is sweeeet and also the Serena's bakery has been opened!:dance:

Keep it up Serena, she stepped up in 2nd set playing some gorgeous points.

producer88
Sep 1st, 2012, 06:40 PM
Serena's new nickname =

COME OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!


And she likes doing it when she is up 4-0 in the 2nd. What an annoying player.

what is your problem? players come on all the time, why are you so bothered by her?

Bagelrena :hearts: the first set was pretty shit, but she got it together in the 2nd major time. onto the next round!

That person is just pressed Serena is better than their favs! Best Female Tennis Player ever!

dencod16
Sep 1st, 2012, 06:41 PM
She had break points on every game aside for 1, The return was very impressive she didn't miss a lot of them.

SoClose
Sep 1st, 2012, 06:41 PM
4 matches away from another GS title . Keep it up Serena :bounce:

victory1
Sep 1st, 2012, 06:41 PM
She did not face not 1 breakpoint so I'm happy with the entire match!

Marcelo.
Sep 1st, 2012, 06:42 PM
Farewell, Bitch !
http://i46.tinypic.com/2ag6r5w.gif

DOUBLEFIST
Sep 1st, 2012, 06:42 PM
what is your problem? players come on all the time, why are you so bothered by her?

Bagelrena :hearts: the first set was pretty shit, but she got it together in the 2nd major time. onto the next round!

:secret: his problem is that he scared Serena is sneaking up on Steffi

BuTtErFrEnA
Sep 1st, 2012, 06:44 PM
btw the errors from ekat just shows how poorly serena was moving in australia... a lot of errors from her based on how well serena defended this time as opposed to how easy she hit at ao knowing serena wasn't moving to a lot of shots

Siyasema
Sep 1st, 2012, 06:46 PM
I am happy Serena made quick work of Makarova. Serena was tight in the first set but she handled things well.

spencercarlos
Sep 1st, 2012, 06:48 PM
The first set was shakey the 2nd was brilliant so much better play than the first, Serena hit a volley of ekats smash as well :inlove:
The colour of her outfit in Cherry Berry :)

plenty of aces again and over a mental barrier with Makarova for now :)

:yeah:

Ekat :hug:
Makarova was fully exposed, not only Serena was better this time around, but she also learnt that she had to play to her forehand. Makarova's backhand is rock solid and very dangerous, while her forehand is so unrelyable and unstable and way less penetrating.

Serena is so much in the final at least.

MrProdigy555
Sep 1st, 2012, 06:50 PM
*twerks left cheek; right cheek*

Papi
Sep 1st, 2012, 06:50 PM
Good luck in the next round Serena!

gmokb
Sep 1st, 2012, 06:50 PM
Serena, bagel in doubles and now one in singles:worship: Gosh, I love this woman:hearts:

MrProdigy555
Sep 1st, 2012, 06:50 PM
Melanie Oudin Fan est. July '09

http://i.imgur.com/F9GZO.gif
Yas for that gif. :hearts:

~Cherry*Blossom~
Sep 1st, 2012, 06:50 PM
Congrats Serena :yeah: Nice win! Good luck in the next round :hug:

Destiny
Sep 1st, 2012, 06:51 PM
Nioceee

Alarmed
Sep 1st, 2012, 06:51 PM
Close first set, but rolled in the second! It really could've been a lot easier as Serena had break points in all but one of Makarova's service games. Love the bagel. Classic revenge.

Good luck in the fourth round! Keep rolling :bounce:

Chip.
Sep 1st, 2012, 06:54 PM
Well done girl! :inlove:

MrSerenaWilliams
Sep 1st, 2012, 07:02 PM
5 down 8 to go.

ExXotikal
Sep 1st, 2012, 07:05 PM
Did the gerls actually expected Lord to lose to this joke of a player?

Libertango
Sep 1st, 2012, 07:06 PM
Love it! Keep going! :hearts:

aselto
Sep 1st, 2012, 07:07 PM
Katya's fighting spirit got broken along her serve at the end of the first set. :tears:

Dodoboy.
Sep 1st, 2012, 07:08 PM
REALLY well played. Even in the first set, even though the finishing touches just weren't there sadly. Makarova played her tough, credit to her. Serena's movement today was top drawer, she moved up to short balls well and side-to-side I'd say about 8/10. Really impressed. Second set was beautiful.

Good for her moving forwards :yeah:

Serenita
Sep 1st, 2012, 07:08 PM
bagel :hearts:

dsanders06
Sep 1st, 2012, 07:09 PM
Serena actually played quite well off the ground for her 2012 standards in the second set! Absolute no doubt she's winning this title whatsoever, it's almost as certain that she's winning this title as it was at last year's USO.

serenaforever
Sep 1st, 2012, 07:10 PM
Did the gerls actually expected Lord to lose to this joke of a player?

Girl...you know they STAY praying for a miracle. :lol:

Nicely done Lord.

nadlinds
Sep 1st, 2012, 07:14 PM
Great win Serena. :)

2nd set bagel. :bounce::bounce:

young_gunner913
Sep 1st, 2012, 07:24 PM
Destroyed her. :hearts: Keep going.

AjdeNate!
Sep 1st, 2012, 07:27 PM
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7mraw5j5L1ql5yr7o1_400.gif

LightWarrior
Sep 1st, 2012, 07:28 PM
btw the errors from ekat just shows how poorly serena was moving in australia...

Serena sprained her ankle in Brisbane and was still injured at the AO. Her defeat was irrelevant.

le bon vivant
Sep 1st, 2012, 07:28 PM
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m94x9yxKiN1qbobpwo1_400.gif

tennisbum79
Sep 1st, 2012, 07:30 PM
You've got to give creadit to Makarova in the first set. She fought off so many breakapoint and statyed competitive throughout the set.
She frustrated Serena, but to her credit, Serera stayed patient, made crticial adjustementsand took the first set.

In the 2nd set, even though her service percentage went down, she made more adjustemtn in rallies, taking pace off her ground strokes, getting into a mindset that the ball will come back, showing more patience and taking the opporunity to hit a winner ony if higher percentage shot prsent itself.

Makarova likes pace and expected Serena to continue the way she started in the first 2 games, that she had trouble managing the off pace rallies.

The interesting this is, Serena won the 2nd set to love w/o high percentage of first serve.

blackandblue
Sep 1st, 2012, 07:31 PM
Serena actually played quite well off the ground for her 2012 standards in the second set! Absolute no doubt she's winning this title whatsoever, it's almost as certain that she's winning this title as it was at last year's USO.

Nah, this has more of an Olympics vibe to it.

Maybe Maria makes it to the final too?

Eigenvalue
Sep 1st, 2012, 07:35 PM
Atrocious last game by Katya.

Serena '16 tons' Williams got her revenge...:cool:

Adrian.
Sep 1st, 2012, 07:35 PM
:cheer:

victory1
Sep 1st, 2012, 07:36 PM
You've got to give creadit to Makarova in the first set. She fought off so many breakapoint and statyed competitive throughout the set.
She frustrated Serena, but to her credit, Serera stayed patient, made crticial adjustementsand took the first set.

In the 2nd set, even though her service percentage went down, she made more adjustemtn in rallies, taking pace off her ground strokes, getting into a mindset that the ball will come back, showing more patience and taking the opporunity to hit a winner ony if higher percentage shot prsent itself.

Makarova likes pace and expected Serena to continue the way she started in the first 2 games, that she had trouble managing the off pace rallies.

The interesting this is, Serena won the 2nd set to love w/o high percentage of first serve.

Yeah Makarova had to fight to hold in every service game in the 1st set except for 1; I Knew sooner or later, Serena would break her. My only worried in the 1st set was that Serena would get frustrated for not being able to break but she stayed patient. The positive in the 1st set is that 0 of Serena's service games went to deuce, the closest Makarova got was 1 game of 40-30!:bounce:

Patrick345
Sep 1st, 2012, 07:39 PM
Makraova is such a massive underachiever it´s unbelievable. The state of the Tour is so awful this year after the top 8 players and she gets a 500 point starter at the Aussie Open and still somehow manages to likely finish the year below players like JJ, McHale or Görges with something like 1700 points.

winone23
Sep 1st, 2012, 07:40 PM
congrats serena!

DOUBLEFIST
Sep 1st, 2012, 07:40 PM
Serena actually played quite well off the ground for her 2012 standards in the second set! Absolute no doubt she's winning this title whatsoever, it's almost as certain that she's winning this title as it was at last year's USO.

Why am I thinking, "beware Greeks bearing gifts?"

LightWarrior
Sep 1st, 2012, 07:44 PM
The interesting this is, Serena won the 2nd set to love w/o high percentage of first serve.

...and with far fewer aces. CleveRena.

sweetadri06
Sep 1st, 2012, 07:44 PM
Makraova is such a massive underachiever it´s unbelievable. The state of the Tour is so awful this year after the top 8 players and she gets a 500 point starter at the Aussie Open and still somehow manages to likely finish the year below players like JJ, McHale or Görges with something like 1700 points.

After the top 10 it becomes very dicey. Chokers, headcases, and vultures galore.

mm1147
Sep 1st, 2012, 07:59 PM
:secret: his problem is that he scared Serena is sneaking up on Steffi

and an Olympic Gold in Wimbledon:oh:

brickhousesupporter
Sep 1st, 2012, 08:02 PM
That was a controlled performance from the queen. She just has to keep her head about her and this title should be hers.

tennisbum79
Sep 1st, 2012, 08:02 PM
Makraova is such a massive underachiever it´s unbelievable. The state of the Tour is so awful this year after the top 8 players and she gets a 500 point starter at the Aussie Open and still somehow manages to likely finish the year below players like JJ, McHale or Görges with something like 1700 points.
The other way of looking at this is that maybe Makarova overachieved by beating Serena at the AO.
It is possible beside being a good match up for Serena, she is not really that good a players.
It is true she had great 2011, but this year, after beating Serena at AO to amke the quarters, she was out in th 1st at RG, 2nd at Wimbledon.
She has only 1 tile in single and 1 tiel in double.So let's not make this something it is not

Roookie
Sep 1st, 2012, 08:13 PM
The makeup is a bit tacky but she played well. Congrats on your 15th Grand Slam Serena :bounce:

Lilowannabe
Sep 1st, 2012, 08:14 PM
First match ive seen of Rena's this Open. And my oh my shes looking trim, but most importantly her movement and return are on point!! Makarova played tough in that first set defending the break points, but was NID.

LightWarrior
Sep 1st, 2012, 08:24 PM
The other way of looking at this is that maybe Makarova overachieved by beating Serena at the AO.
It is possible beside being a good match up for Serena, she is not really that good a players.
It is true she had great 2011, but this year, after beating Serena at AO to amke the quarters, she was out in th 1st at RG, 2nd at Wimbledon.
She has only 1 tile in single and 1 tiel in double.So let's not make this something it is not

Serena was INJURED at the AO ! How can you even "overachieve" against an injured player ?

MrProdigy555
Sep 1st, 2012, 08:36 PM
Serena was INJURED at the AO ! How can you even "overachieve" against an injured player ?
Beating Serena is still a victory...ask Azarenka.

Jo Mac even said during Serena's match that he still picked her to win the AO, even with the knowledge of her ankle injury.

RVD
Sep 1st, 2012, 08:38 PM
The first set was shakey the 2nd was brilliant so much better play than the first, Serena hit a volley of ekats smash as well :inlove:
The colour of her outfit in Cherry Berry :)

plenty of aces again and over a mental barrier with Makarova for now :)

:yeah:

Ekat :hug::worship: for the nice thread title.

Yeah, Serena can lose to an up-and-comer once, and then exact revenge.
It's so sweet when it happens too. :drool:

Btw, Serena is looking exceptionally delicious out there. :hearts:

On to the next. :dance:

bandabou
Sep 1st, 2012, 08:49 PM
Serena actually played quite well off the ground for her 2012 standards in the second set! Absolute no doubt she's winning this title whatsoever, it's almost as certain that she's winning this title as it was at last year's USO.

:lol: Ah douchesanders. So I guess you envision Stosur coming through that side again?! No second u.s. open for Masha?! :sad: :lol:

azinna
Sep 1st, 2012, 08:50 PM
Great post Match interview from Serena. Thrilled the crowd. fantastic!

Yes, we LOVED it.

bandabou
Sep 1st, 2012, 08:53 PM
Nice, nice...keep it up babygirl! Was controlled and didn't get frustrated. Movement was great too! :yeah:

tennisbum79
Sep 1st, 2012, 08:58 PM
Serena was INJURED at the AO ! How can you even "overachieve" against an injured player ?
For players and the majority of posters on this TF, it is does not matter what form Serena (and until recencly Venus) is in when she loses.
It is usually big boost (fully validated by most posters on this TF) for the palyer who wins such a match.

When Kerber beat Serena in Cincinati, she clearly was not herself, still bothered by the time zone change which has upset her sleep pattern.
It was noticeable from the first round on, but tthat did not prompt anyone to put Kerber victory in context.
And that is how it goes. Unless you retire during the match, there is no lattitue for for context.

tennisbum79
Sep 1st, 2012, 09:03 PM
Nice, nice...keep it up babygirl! Was controlled and didn't get frustrated. Movement was great too! :yeah:
.. and winning 6-0 in a 2nd set where she had 31% first serve in, 1 ace , 1 DF; to 64% first serve in for Makarova

starin
Sep 1st, 2012, 09:06 PM
:cheer:

bandabou
Sep 1st, 2012, 09:17 PM
.. and winning 6-0 in a 2nd set where she 31% first serve in, 1 ace , 1 DF; to 64% first serve in for Makarova

I like, I like...4 more to go. One at a time..let's goooo!! :bounce:

RVD
Sep 1st, 2012, 09:18 PM
Serena's new nickname =

COME OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!


And she likes doing it when she is up 4-0 in the 2nd. What an annoying player.For some reason, whenever you post, you bring to mind this image:

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/263130_139567076121824_373675_n.jpg

BuTtErFrEnA
Sep 1st, 2012, 09:32 PM
Serena sprained her ankle in Brisbane and was still injured at the AO. Her defeat was irrelevant.

can you read or are you an idiot? that's what i was saying :weirdo:

Eigenvalue
Sep 1st, 2012, 10:27 PM
For players and the majority of posters on this TF, it is does not matter what form Serena (and until recencly Venus) is in when she loses.
It is usually big boost (fully validated by most posters on this TF) for the palyer who wins such a match.

When Kleber beat Serena in Cincinati, she clearly was not herself, still bothered the time zone change which has upset her sleep pattern.
It was noticeable from the first round on, but tthat did not prompt to put Kleber victory in context.

Who is Kleber?...:rolleyes:

tennisbum79
Sep 1st, 2012, 10:33 PM
Who is Kleber?...:rolleyes:
Kerber...as in Angelique Kerber.
Name spelling corrected

Eigenvalue
Sep 1st, 2012, 10:37 PM
Kerber...as in Angelique Kerber.
Name spelling corrected

Ok...:cool:

Craig.
Sep 1st, 2012, 10:45 PM
That second set was :drool: Nice revenge, keep it up.

SerenaMJ
Sep 1st, 2012, 11:10 PM
This was brilliant from Serena! Once she settled in and relaxed she never looked back.

RenaSlam.
Sep 1st, 2012, 11:11 PM
Step, haters. Keep going, Sarin!

Kunal
Sep 2nd, 2012, 12:38 AM
glad to see that score in the second set

brickhousesupporter
Sep 2nd, 2012, 02:12 AM
I would have thought that all the Makarova fans that posted in the other thread would post in this thread too......I guess not.

http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=452364&highlight=makarova+serena

Deestruction
Sep 2nd, 2012, 02:14 AM
Rena rena rena :drool: :inlove:

RenaSlam.
Sep 2nd, 2012, 02:22 AM
:)

Ntosake
Sep 2nd, 2012, 03:01 AM
Sweet revenge Serena! :yeah:

miffedmax
Sep 2nd, 2012, 03:02 AM
Well done Serena. You have defeated the LOB this time. But you know what we say in the LOB.

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1cqegBvhG1r0p6gh.gif

Andy will avenge this injustice. The LOB is invincible.

DemWilliamsGulls
Sep 2nd, 2012, 04:30 AM
Ladies and gentlemen....Todays special at the Bakery is.....All Lemon bars are buy 1 get 1 free..on behalf of Miss Serena Williams. Thank you ..paybacks a biiiaaaaaaaa!!!!! ;)

tennisbear7
Sep 2nd, 2012, 05:35 AM
Yikes, Sarin is going to waltz to another title without even being challenged. :lol: WTA really is that bad.

tennisbum79
Sep 2nd, 2012, 06:07 AM
Yikes, Sarin is going to waltz to another title without even being challenged. :lol: WTA really is that bad.

Actually, Makarova was very competitive in the first set. Serena where abouts 9break point opportunities before breaking her.

Svetlana)))
Sep 2nd, 2012, 07:14 AM
Her draw is allowing the Queen to play herself nicely into form :inlove:

burn
Sep 2nd, 2012, 07:41 AM
Serena :yeah:
Katya :sad:

C. Drone
Sep 2nd, 2012, 07:59 AM
Yes, keep the bagels coming.

olivero
Sep 2nd, 2012, 08:55 AM
Serena's new nickname =

COME OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!


And she likes doing it when she is up 4-0 in the 2nd. What an annoying player.

this is priceless coming from Oudin's fan

Sombrerero loco
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:25 AM
revenge :oh:
poor katya, poor nastya, but honestly, makarova sucks

MrProdigy555
Sep 2nd, 2012, 09:54 AM
I would have thought that all the Makarova fans that posted in the other thread would post in this thread too......I guess not.

http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=452364&highlight=makarova+serena
"Serena is done"

*chuckles*

*Jool*
Sep 2nd, 2012, 10:59 AM
yay babe :rocker: that's some nice revenge :drool:
please win it all :cheer:

miffedmax
Sep 2nd, 2012, 12:45 PM
I would have thought that all the Makarova fans that posted in the other thread would post in this thread too......I guess not.

http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=452364&highlight=makarova+serena

I know you're being sarcastic, but please don't conflate genuine Ekat fans with the boring, mendacious, usual suspect Serena haters.

rucolo
Sep 3rd, 2012, 11:40 AM
Sweet revenge, Serena ! :bounce::devil:

Makarova :bigwave:

volta
Sep 3rd, 2012, 12:54 PM
:dance: