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Excelscior
Sep 28th, 2012, 08:42 PM
I think Petra is cheap thats why she just have Kotyza...

Yes, she can be cheap or going through a transition in her team. I don't know. We'll see?

If she was, this would be the worst time for her to be cheap, cause next year could be a very important year for her.

The other thing is, Petra could build up her teams confidantes, and not even pay much, if at all.

Martina, and many others, I'm sure would be willing motivators and advisors, she could call.

Right now, at this very moment, it just seems like Petra is floating through this point of the year.

Hopefully, playing Dani springs her back to life?

Excelscior
Sep 28th, 2012, 09:23 PM
btw, will the match be streamed? the tournament website looks horrible and could not find any information on that, don't see that on ES as well

And Steni, etc..

Look out for Saisai Na to post a link sometime today/tonight on GM. He did it last year. It was a Chinese site/link.

Lufa
Sep 29th, 2012, 07:42 AM
btw, will the match be streamed? the tournament website looks horrible and could not find any information on that, don't see that on ES as well

probably it will be streamed, Petra plays on CC later,
and right now they are showing Zheng vs Hsieh on CC, pretty good quality too.

live stream
http://live.video.sina.com.cn/room/tennis

Order of Play
http://www.chinaopen.com.cn/en/schedule.html

bruce goose
Sep 29th, 2012, 08:56 AM
Good news,folks:D! Though,at first,Petra and her team left Tokyo in a rowboat and began heading east,a passing yacht warned them that they were headed the wrong way---that China was NOT located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean...so NOW,they're finally on track:cool:

Petronius
Sep 29th, 2012, 10:28 AM
probably it will be streamed, Petra plays on CC later,
and right now they are showing Zheng vs Hsieh on CC, pretty good quality too.

live stream
http://live.video.sina.com.cn/room/tennis

Order of Play
http://www.chinaopen.com.cn/en/schedule.html


Thanks, I won't be watching cause I'm spending this weekend in a little village with poor Internet connection, but I'm looking forward to your detailed reports on how Petra dismantled the lovely Danka (sorry my Slovak friend :)).

Lufa
Sep 29th, 2012, 10:55 AM
Thanks, I won't be watching cause I'm spending this weekend in a little village with poor Internet connection, but I'm looking forward to your detailed reports on how Petra dismantled the lovely Danka (sorry my Slovak friend :)).

Yeah, my two faves, I would rather see them together in the final, but...
nationality aside, I hope Petra wins in well played match by both players.

TimeyWimey
Sep 29th, 2012, 06:18 PM
easy stuff, as expected :)

Petronius
Sep 29th, 2012, 09:21 PM
The next match is Navarro. 3-0 H2H but huge struggle at Aussie Open. Can Petra figure out the Spaniard's one-handed BH earlier than in Melbourne and knock Navarro out in straight sets?

Can't wait for that final with Li Na :rocker:

steni
Sep 29th, 2012, 09:44 PM
The next match is Navarro. 3-0 H2H but huge struggle at Aussie Open. Can Petra figure out the Spaniard's one-handed BH earlier than in Melbourne and knock Navarro out in straight sets?

Can't wait for that final with Li Na :rocker:

Suarez Navarro can be a pain in the ass... Petra better watch it!

bruce goose
Sep 29th, 2012, 10:01 PM
I'm looking forward to your detailed reports on how Petra dismantled the lovely Danka (sorry my Slovak friend :)).Detailed reports on Daniela:hearts: being rendered helpless?That might be a bit too provocative;).....no risk of THAT happening with Petra's NEXT opponent:lol:.Still,let's hope that Petra is focused and can essentially reverse her Tokyo-Beijing results from last year

Petronius
Sep 29th, 2012, 10:44 PM
Daniela:hearts: being rendered helpless?

Please queue.

.....no risk of THAT happening with Petra's NEXT opponent:lol:.

:lol:

pling
Sep 29th, 2012, 11:29 PM
There is a match report on the China Open site:

http://www.chinaopen.com.cn/en/news/2012-09-29/2300459.shtml (http://www.chinaopen.com.cn/en/news/2012-09-29/2300459.
shtml)


On a clear night on Beijing's Diamond Court, Czech lefty Petra Kvitova emerged triumphant from her first round match. She started poorly against No. 33 Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia, but improved immensely as the match went on, winning by 6-2, 6-3.

A small ring of Chinese tennis fans pressed against the railings on the upper level. At first, they cheered on a struggling Kvitova but realized that Hantuchova needed more support after a devastating third game in the second set when she double faulted three times.

In the middle of the third set, No. 5 Kvitova made some minor adjustments to fix her game. She started playing proactively and accurately. Instead of swatting the ball into the net or past the baseline, she hit 16 winners by creating easier shots for herself and taking fewer risks. She also avoided unforced errors, made runs at the net and stayed in games long enough for Hantuchova to make mistakes.

And make mistakes she did. Hantuchova had 19 unforced errors after making only one in her first four games. One particularly awful misstep came late in the second set when she whiffed on an easy slice as she approached the net.

Hantuchova's service game also suffered all night. She rarely got a first serve in bounds and accumulated seven double faults in the short match.

While Hantuchova made too many costly mistakes, that fact doesn't take away from Kvitova's well-played match. After a bad start, she put on a clinic. Though her service was erratic, five aces, but also four double faults. Kvitova made a lot of serves Hantuchokva simply couldn't return, but Hantuchova also had quite a few return winners.

Regardless, Kvitova looked like a force to be reckoned from midway through the first set to her last winner in the final game.

By Travis Zimpfer


Interesting report. Shame we only saw the poor start on the stream :lol:

I guess he meant "In the middle of the first set Kvitova made some minor adjustments...". But good that Petra was staying in points & being patient - that's the sort of play she needs at the moment to build her form.

bruce goose
Sep 30th, 2012, 10:23 AM
There is a match report on the China Open site:

http://www.chinaopen.com.cn/en/news/2012-09-29/2300459.shtml (http://www.chinaopen.com.cn/en/news/2012-09-29/2300459.
shtml)



Interesting report. Shame we only saw the poor start on the stream :lol:

I guess he meant "In the middle of the first set Kvitova made some minor adjustments...". But good that Petra was staying in points & being patient - that's the sort of play she needs at the moment to build her form.With regard to the blocked-off portion,Petra doesn't quite have the international visibility in photos that Dani does,but she IS much more successful in the present and she's also a tall,athletic blonde so my guess is that many of the Chinese fans like her for those reasons alone,even if they don't know much about her as a person...though loyal,hardcore tennis fans surely know a lot more

Excelscior
Sep 30th, 2012, 02:39 PM
Based off what I saw against Dani (unless it was an optical illusion, cause Dani just sucks against Petra), the court in Beijing looks fast.

If it is, and Petra serves well-and is patient, she should win. :confused: :eek: :confused:

:lol:

ShiftyFella
Sep 30th, 2012, 03:07 PM
Petra tomorrow on Moon Court this is not a good sign:confused:

steni
Sep 30th, 2012, 03:24 PM
Petra tomorrow on Moon Court this is not a good sign:confused:

why?

ShiftyFella
Sep 30th, 2012, 03:30 PM
all sorts of fuckery happens there usually and probably no live stream:tape:

Petronius
Sep 30th, 2012, 03:32 PM
BTW, this is one of the four Premier Mandatories so the winner gets a huge paycheck (approx. $900,000). So a player who wins Beijing and Istanbul (without a single loss) can earn sth between $2.5m and $3m :eek:

pling
Sep 30th, 2012, 05:10 PM
Petra tomorrow on Moon Court this is not a good sign:confused:

bad moon rising?

Barktra
Sep 30th, 2012, 05:29 PM
BTW, this is one of the four Premier Mandatories so the winner gets a huge paycheck (approx. $900,000). So a player who wins Beijing and Istanbul (without a single loss) can earn sth between $2.5m and $3m :eek:

And all of her endorsements, Petra could be the wealthiest woman in Czech Republic :lol:

TimeyWimey
Sep 30th, 2012, 05:57 PM
BTW, this is one of the four Premier Mandatories so the winner gets a huge paycheck (approx. $900,000). So a player who wins Beijing and Istanbul (without a single loss) can earn sth between $2.5m and $3m :eek:

had she won US Open this year, the paycheck would've been $2.9m :p :angel:

TimeyWimey
Sep 30th, 2012, 06:08 PM
Petra tomorrow on Moon Court this is not a good sign:confused:

bad for tv audience, good for the ground pass owner, and i think it's good for Petra too, cuz we all know the shit atomsphere in centre court

Petronius
Sep 30th, 2012, 06:18 PM
And all of her endorsements, Petra could be the wealthiest woman in Czech Republic :lol:

Petra still has a lot to do to catch up with Ivana Trump :lol:

Barktra
Sep 30th, 2012, 06:26 PM
Petra still has a lot to do to catch up with Ivana Trump :lol:

I didn't know Ivana Trump was czech :lol:

She has got to be pretty high up, is she?

Petronius
Sep 30th, 2012, 06:40 PM
I didn't know Ivana Trump was czech :lol:

She has got to be pretty high up, is she?

Yup, Trump is a former Czech skier, she nearly made the Olympics in 1972.

But we have a wealthier woman here, the mother of a real estate tycoon is claimed to be worth approx. CZK 40bn (over $2bn). Her son was afraid of losing his assets in a lawsuit so he transferred almost everything to her :lol:

Barktra
Sep 30th, 2012, 07:57 PM
Realistically yes but Mathematically no she can still finish 9. If she beat Suarez Navaro she will be guarantee a top 8 finish

Big match if she wins tomorrow she will qualify for yec :cheer: :scared:

Excelscior
Sep 30th, 2012, 10:06 PM
BTW, this is one of the four Premier Mandatories so the winner gets a huge paycheck (approx. $900,000). So a player who wins Beijing and Istanbul (without a single loss) can earn sth between $2.5m and $3m :eek:

No one cares about China (unless your player wins of course). :tape:

Can't think about Petra's potential rewards out of this, when she has hadn't played her 2nd match yet, after that shit she pulled in Tokyo. :lol:

Excelscior
Sep 30th, 2012, 10:12 PM
Yup, Trump is a former Czech skier, she nearly made the Olympics in 1972.

But we have a wealthier woman here, the mother of a real estate tycoon is claimed to be worth approx. CZK 40bn (over $2bn). Her son was afraid of losing his assets in a lawsuit so he transferred almost everything to her :lol:

If I remember correctly, Ivana received less than $40 mil out her divorce with Trump.

I know Donald Trump got married after, and had a prenup with that wife (forgot her name), so maybe I'm getting them confused.

Ivana Trump, if I remember correctly, didn't make a killing (relative to Trumps wealth) off of that divorce. He was also in financial trouble at the time as well.

And of course, Petronius said, there's a wealthier Czech woman now anyway (I'm sure they're others as well), even though, if her son transferred it to her to protect him self, he still controls it). But that's another story. :lol:

Petronius
Sep 30th, 2012, 10:32 PM
If I remember correctly, Ivana received less than $40 mil out her divorce with Trump.

I know Donald Trump got married after, and had a prenup with that wife (forgot her name), so maybe I'm getting them confused.

Ivana Trump, if I remember correctly, didn't make a killing (relative to Trumps wealth) off of that divorce. He was also in financial trouble at the time as well.

And of course, Petronius said, there's a wealthier Czech woman now anyway (I'm sure they're others as well), even though, if her son transferred it to her to protect him self, he still controls it). But that's another story. :lol:


Thanks for info. Wikipedia says Ivana is worth $100m so, as I said earlier, Petra seriously needs to catch up. Why not start with Beijing ? :lol:

bruce goose
Oct 1st, 2012, 06:52 AM
Well,folks,I'm off to bed:wavey: so you'll have to tough it out for me and I'll look forward to reading your reports:).Let's hope that Petra's on-court performance is more polished-looking than her opponent is from the neck up:eek:

cosmoose
Oct 1st, 2012, 09:31 AM
To the beat of Beatles tune.

♫ "Get back....Get back...Get back to where you once belong. Get back home Petra" ♫ ;)

Petronius
Oct 1st, 2012, 09:34 AM
To the beat of Beatles tune.

♫ "Get back....Get back...Get back to where you once belong. Get back home Petra" ♫ ;)

Or rather ♫ "Yesterday, all the fitness-sessions seemed a waste of pay..." ♫

As Excelsior said: 'Who cares about China anyway?' :lol:

cosmoose
Oct 1st, 2012, 09:39 AM
Or rather ♫ "Yesterday, all the fitness-sessions seemed a waste of pay..." ♫

As Excelsior said: 'Who cares about China anyway?' :lol:


China? i don't care either. Just because they throw lot of money around doesn't mean it's important!

I just hope Petra can get out of there without getting food poisoning or her asthma flaring up

steni
Oct 1st, 2012, 10:28 AM
Petra :(

steni
Oct 1st, 2012, 11:25 AM
Or rather ♫ "Yesterday, all the fitness-sessions seemed a waste of pay..." ♫

As Excelsior said: 'Who cares about China anyway?' :lol:

:lol:

Excelscior
Oct 1st, 2012, 11:38 AM
Petra's a joke.

Hopefully, this won't cost her the YEC (as if it matters).

But yeah, "who cares about China anyway". Lol.

Excelscior
Oct 1st, 2012, 11:42 AM
To the beat of Beatles tune.

♫ "Get back....Get back...Get back to where you once belong. Get back home Petra" ♫ ;)

Boy, you sure took this loss lightly? :lol:

winnermax
Oct 1st, 2012, 11:55 AM
Hey, guys, I'm in Beijing now.

Today's match was definitely terrible.I entered the court since 3-6 1-2.(After Barbora's double match finished.)

What I saw was her heavy footprint,endless UEs.She looked no more spirits of fighting.I really don't understand what the hell she was playing when she led 40-0 in her serve game twice.

Petronius
Oct 1st, 2012, 12:00 PM
Hey, guys, I'm in Beijing now.

Today's match was definitely terrible.I entered the court since 3-6 1-2.(After Barbora's double match finished.)

What I saw was her heavy footprint,endless UEs.She looked no more spirits of fighting.I really don't understand what the hell she was playing when she led 40-0 in her serve game twice.

Thanks, looks like another unforced error horror-show. I was afraid that she was actually outplayed by Navarro :lol:

The problem is that even the world's best players sometimes hit too many UE. The same happened to Federer in the RG semi and in the US Open QF.

However, in Petra's case this happens way too much often :help:


Enjoy your time in Beijing!

Excelscior
Oct 1st, 2012, 12:01 PM
Just read some of your livescore reports at the end.

First of all my condolences, for staying up or getting up early for that.

And yes, Petra looks very shaking going into Istanbul (lost her serve from 40-0 in the fist set), if she makes it at all. But maybe she didn't care about China--and Tokyo--and the Bartoli match, who knows with Petra? :lol:

However, we'll see--won't we?

Petronius
Oct 1st, 2012, 12:14 PM
Seriously, guys, this was a catastrophe no doubt. But what I like about Petra is that she can play GOAT out of nowhere and deliver her best tennis at YEC.

I really didn't expect her to win Montreal, reach Cincy semis and win New Haven, depleted field or not.

There's still a glimmer of hope :scared:

ShiftyFella
Oct 1st, 2012, 12:26 PM
Well, what i was afraid is happened, stupid Moon court but what's going on with Petra even more alarming, did Bartoli cast a forever spell or she broke up with her boytoy? I just can't wrap around my head how she can suck so much in a row, yes she had "bad days" but not like this.

I think she needs to give T.O. a call so hi would be her fitness master motivator full time, maybe then she would pump her fighting spirit and be in superb condition.


Hey, guys, I'm in Beijing now.

Today's match was definitely terrible.I entered the court since 3-6 1-2.(After Barbora's double match finished.)

What I saw was her heavy footprint,endless UEs.She looked no more spirits of fighting.I really don't understand what the hell she was playing when she led 40-0 in her serve game twice.
I hope you traveled all the way not just to see Petra lose badly:lol:

Excelscior
Oct 1st, 2012, 12:31 PM
Seriously, guys, this was a catastrophe no doubt. But what I like about Petra is that she can play GOAT out of nowhere and deliver her best tennis at YEC.

I really didn't expect her to win Montreal, reach Cincy semis and win New Haven, depleted field or not.

There's still a glimmer of hope :scared:

I think you got your hopes up jusssssst a little there partner. :lol:

Yeah, Petra can play seemingly out of no where, when she has a warm up event, or she can feast off of lower ranked players to reacquire her mojo

However, at the YEC, she'll start off with the top ranked players there, and unless they're trying to get their games together as well, Petra would normally be at a disadvantage in that situation.

Indoor is not going to help her either. Maybe you're right (being back in Istanbul, indoor, the crowd, memories, etc.; though it didn't help her in Madrid, Wimbledon and the Olympics). :lol: However, the YEC could be a quick and easy quick disaster.

We'll see?

Petronius
Oct 1st, 2012, 12:35 PM
I just can't wrap around my head how she can suck so much in a row, yes she had "bad days" but not like this.

Nothing new I'm afraid. I think that after she reached Wimbledon semis in 2010 she then lost FIVE times in a row in the first round and next year she came up with her best season ever.

Excelscior
Oct 1st, 2012, 12:39 PM
Hey, guys, I'm in Beijing now.

Today's match was definitely terrible.I entered the court since 3-6 1-2.(After Barbora's double match finished.)

What I saw was her heavy footprint,endless UEs.She looked no more spirits of fighting.I really don't understand what the hell she was playing when she led 40-0 in her serve game twice.

Petra claims she was injured, with her thigh in a wrap (reasons for slow footed, etc.). Plus she was reported to have foot injuries as well (that would hurt/be bad). Did you see it, notice that? And maybe she was injured? But I don't want to buy it.

As someone else said, she's losing too many matches like this lately.

How could/did she get injured sitting home in the Czech Republic for three weeks, and during that cake walk match against Dani. Sounds strange to me.

Enjoy the tournament though.

Petronius
Oct 1st, 2012, 12:40 PM
I think you got your hopes up jusssssst a little there partner. :lol:

Yeah, Petra can play seemingly out of no where, when she has a warm up event, or she can feast off of lower ranked players to reacquire her mojo

However, at the YEC, she'll start off with the top ranked players there, and unless they're trying to get their games together as well, Petra would normally be at a disadvantage in that situation.

Indoor is not going to help her either. Maybe you're right (being back in Istanbul, indoor, the crowd, memories, etc.; though it didn't help her in Madrid, Wimbledon and the Olympics). :lol: However, the YEC could be a quick and easy quick disaster.

We'll see?

Her YEC will depend also on her motivation. Last year she was pumped up for her first match against Zvonareva to avenge the Tokyo loss. I remember her saying "Indoors, it will be a different affair." And it really was.

Excelscior
Oct 1st, 2012, 12:44 PM
If Petra continues to slump like this (and be injured possibly), it won't help her-indoor, outdoor, the moon, underwater, at the Earth's core. It won't matter.

winnermax
Oct 1st, 2012, 12:51 PM
Petra claims she was injured, with her thigh in a wrap (reasons for slow footed, etc.). Did you see it, notice that? And maybe she was injured? But I don't want to buy it.

As someone else said, she's losing too many matches like this lately.

How could/did she get injured sitting home in the Czech Republic for three weeks, and during that cake walk match against Dani. Sounds strange to me.

Enjoy the tournament though.

Well,I have heard that news about her injury since clay season.(injury in stomach?)
If her stomach was injured,I think I have found the answer to the question about her serve.Her serve provided no help to the match,and she didn't have some training on serve today.
I will try my best to get more information.
Thanks for your wishes! ;)

TimeyWimey
Oct 1st, 2012, 12:52 PM
f*** this shit premier mandatory

winnermax
Oct 1st, 2012, 01:02 PM
Well, what i was afraid is happened, stupid Moon court but what's going on with Petra even more alarming, did Bartoli cast a forever spell or she broke up with her boytoy? I just can't wrap around my head how she can suck so much in a row, yes she had "bad days" but not like this.

I think she needs to give T.O. a call so hi would be her fitness master motivator full time, maybe then she would pump her fighting spirit and be in superb condition.



I hope you traveled all the way not just to see Petra lose badly:lol:

Thanks.

Actually my trip in Beijing is not totally for tennis.;)

cosmoose
Oct 1st, 2012, 01:10 PM
according to twitter, Petra had a stomach virus but refused to retire.
She has gone straight to bed following the match.

:(

TimeyWimey
Oct 1st, 2012, 01:16 PM
according to twitter, Petra had a stomach virus but refused to retire.
She has gone straight to bed following the match.

:(

don't know what to say :help:

ShiftyFella
Oct 1st, 2012, 01:17 PM
Nothing new I'm afraid. I think that after she reached Wimbledon semis in 2010 she then lost FIVE times in a row in the first round and next year she came up with her best season ever.
This time it's little different, now she has to cope with expectations of a Top player, back in 2010 she was just rising star and this sort of slumps are norm for them

according to twitter, Petra had a stomach virus but refused to retire.
She has gone straight to bed following the match.

:(
damn asia:mad: hope Petra get well soon and be ready to roll in YEC

pov
Oct 1st, 2012, 01:22 PM
Does anyone really know what's up? I've see that she had a thigh injury, foot injury, stomach virus . . . I mean if she has all those she's hurtin';) Really though . . . .who knows.

winnermax
Oct 1st, 2012, 02:40 PM
according to twitter, Petra had a stomach virus but refused to retire.
She has gone straight to bed following the match.

:(

Yes,I have saw those on Twitter.

pov
Oct 1st, 2012, 02:49 PM
Either way, it's about time that "Flying Leaf" gets her stuff together.

PetraReeMona
Oct 1st, 2012, 02:58 PM
Or rather ♫ "Yesterday, all the fitness-sessions seemed a waste of pay..." ♫

As Excelsior said: 'Who cares about China anyway?' :lol:

Or

♫ "Yesterday .... what happened to my 2011 Wimbledon and YEC play .." ♫ :p


I'm baaaaaaack and have a lot to say :lol: but first I'm going to say something about today's match.

I downloaded her match against Dani yesterday (from t3ennis.tv) and although it was a bad copy (very choppy etc), I could still see the match. Petra was OK, not phenomenal, but OK. But what I did notice was that during one of the changeovers she took some medication and I knew then something was wrong. I thought it might be "women's troubles" :awww: , but I knew it had something to do with the stomach for some reason, because she kept putting her hand there.

Anyway, it's not surprising. Once she's healthy again I'm hoping she'll at least win some matches at YEC and put her heart and soul into the Fed Cup. One can only hope :scared:

Just to let you know Petronius, I met Petra a couple of times; once at Eastbourne and once at the Olympics in Wimbledon. I was at the Peng match and the atmosphere was bloody amazing - I was sitting amongst all the CR fans :hearts:

__________________________________________________ ___________


On a different note, Artic Moose, I'm thinking about reporting those posts because even though they arn't me, I find them highly offensive and too attacking for absolutely no reason whatsoever. :) Unless you can come up with an explanation as to why you posted what you did. BTW, that's not a threat ...... it's a promise :)

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Excelsior: When did you sit and have a chat with Petra? It's just that you've stated something like "knowing Petra's personality .....", so I'm just wondering where and when did you have a meeting with her that you got to know her personality :confused: You kept that very quiet didn't you? :cool:

steni
Oct 1st, 2012, 03:10 PM
Or

♫ "Yesterday .... what happened to my 2011 Wimbledon and YEC play .." ♫ :p


I'm baaaaaaack and have a lot to say :lol: but first I'm going to say something about today's match.

I downloaded her match against Dani yesterday (from t3ennis.tv) and although it was a bad copy (very choppy etc), I could still see the match. Petra was OK, not phenomenal, but OK. But what I did notice was that during one of the changeovers she took some medication and I knew then something was wrong. I thought it might be "women's troubles" :awww: , but I knew it had something to do with the stomach for some reason, because she kept putting her hand there.

Anyway, it's not surprising. Once she's healthy again I'm hoping she'll at least win some matches at YEC and put her heart and soul into the Fed Cup. One can only hope :scared:

Just to let you know Petronius, I met Petra a couple of times; once at Eastbourne and once at the Olympics in Wimbledon. I was at the Peng match and the atmosphere was bloody amazing - I was sitting amongst all the CR fans :hearts:

__________________________________________________ ___________


On a different note, Artic Moose, I'm thinking about reporting those posts because even though they arn't me, I find them highly offensive and too attacking for absolutely no reason whatsoever. :) Unless you can come up with an explanation as to why you posted what you did. BTW, that's not a threat ...... it's a promise :)

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Excelsior: When did you sit and have a chat with Petra? It's just that you've stated something like "knowing Petra's personality .....", so I'm just wondering where and when did you have a meeting with her that you got to know her personality :confused: You kept that very quiet didn't you? :cool:

Thats nice! Did you talk to her?

PetraReeMona
Oct 1st, 2012, 03:19 PM
Thats nice! Did you talk to her?

Yes, but only to tell her how wonderful she is and what beautiful eyes she has :o :lol:. She laughed and said "thank you very much".

I've got quite a few photo's and I'll post them if someone could tell me how I do it from my documents folder :o Thanks.

paulmara
Oct 1st, 2012, 03:27 PM
I've got quite a few photo's and I'll post them if someone could tell me how I do it from my documents folder :o Thanks.

Reply / Additional Options / Manage Attachments/ Upload File from your Computer

PetraReeMona
Oct 1st, 2012, 03:30 PM
Reply / Additional Options / Manage Attachments/ Upload File from your Computer

Ta very much :hug:

HowardH
Oct 1st, 2012, 03:51 PM
The problem with the method suggested for uploading pics is that the limit on filesize, as far as I am aware, is very small- only 100kb.

I suggest using the free image sharing site imgur.com . They have an upload from computer option as well.

pov
Oct 1st, 2012, 04:00 PM
Ta very much :hug:
Where do you reside? Your flag says Czech but your lingo suggests Britain.

Excelscior
Oct 1st, 2012, 04:17 PM
Where do you reside? Your flag says Czech but your lingo suggests Britain.

Maybe it was the Eastbourne and Wimlbedon-at the Olympic references. :eek:

PetraReeMona
Oct 1st, 2012, 04:47 PM
The problem with the method suggested for uploading pics is that the limit on filesize, as far as I am aware, is very small- only 100kb.

I suggest using the free image sharing site imgur.com . They have an upload from computer option as well.

Thanks Howard - that is exactly what happened. I uploaded them to Flickr before I saw your post. Thanks anyway.... I will note that for the future. :hug:

PetraReeMona
Oct 1st, 2012, 04:49 PM
Where do you reside? Your flag says Czech but your lingo suggests Britain.

I do come from the UK - London, but I use a Czech flag because I support Petra :)

Maybe it was the Eastbourne and Wimlbedon-at the Olympic references. :eek:

I'm sorry :confused:

Excelscior
Oct 1st, 2012, 04:54 PM
I do come from the UK - London, but I use a Czech flag because I support Petra :)



I'm sorry :confused:

Huh?

Sorry about what?

You have spoken about going to Eastbourne to see Petra in the past (as you did in your earlier post today, as well as the recent Olympics/Wimbledon). :confused: :eek: :confused:

PetraReeMona
Oct 1st, 2012, 05:04 PM
Huh?

Sorry about what?

You have spoken about going to Eastbourne to see Petra in the past (as you did in your earlier post today, as well as the recent Olympics/Wimbledon). :confused: :eek: :confused:

Sorry that I didn't understand what you said.

So tell me, when was it that you met her and had a nice little conversation?

Excelscior
Oct 1st, 2012, 05:09 PM
Sorry that I didn't understand what you said.

So tell me, when was it that you met her and had a nice little conversation?

I was talking about you, not me (unless I misunderstood you).

POV, had mentioned that he/she thought you were English, then I said "maybe it's you mentioning going to Wimbledon/Olympics and Eastbourne before".

It was friendly snark. :lol:

I've seen you answer that question to other posters as well.

PetraReeMona
Oct 1st, 2012, 05:18 PM
I was talking about you, not me (unless I misunderstood you).

POV, had mentioned that he/she thought you were English, then I said "maybe it's you mentioning going to Wimbledon/Olympics and Eastbourne before".

It was friendly snark. :lol:

I've seen you answer that question to other posters as well.

answer or ask ?

Excelscior
Oct 1st, 2012, 05:20 PM
answer or ask ?

You were asked that question previously, and you answered.

PetraReeMona
Oct 1st, 2012, 05:24 PM
You were asked that question previously, and you answered.

I'm sorry, but you've totally confused me.

Asked and replied to what question? If I'm British :confused:

Excelscior
Oct 1st, 2012, 05:31 PM
I'm sorry, but you've totally confused me.

Asked and replied to what question? If I'm British :confused:

Yes, that question.

It was the only one asked of you by POV (in relation to your Czech flag). I've seen you address that before on the forum as well.

pling
Oct 1st, 2012, 05:33 PM
according to twitter, Petra had a stomach virus but refused to retire.
She has gone straight to bed following the match.

:(

If this is all confirmed, then the loss is not as bad as it first looked. Maybe similar to her Indian Wells collapse.

I guess it's something to hang on to? :unsure:

Petra has never retired from a match, so it's not surprising she didn't today, even if feeling bad.

Seems unlikely that Vika would withdraw from Linz, but I suppose that's something else to hang on to. Otherwise I guess the only option for matchplay is the Kremlin Cup, but it's mighty close to the YEC. Woz has just taken a wildcard - not sure how many they give.

PetraReeMona
Oct 1st, 2012, 05:49 PM
Yes, that question.

It was the only one asked of you by POV (in relation to your Czech flag). I've seen you address that before on the forum as well.

Ooh I see.

So when are you going to answer my question regarding your secret meeting with Petra ? :)

Excelscior
Oct 1st, 2012, 06:02 PM
Ooh I see.

So when are you going to answer my question regarding your secret meeting with Petra ? :)

Oh. That was more a statement regarding Petra's "upstanding reputation and sportsmanship", in relation to playing a "friendly" (which she doesn't do often), against that Cheater Masha. :lol:

You talking about that?

If so, it's like Petronius said, it's in the Czech Republic, so I guess someone (Mr. Csersonek) wanted to make some money. :confused:

I can't see Petra playing that match-against Sharapova anywhere else (outside of the Czech Republic, or where ever she's playing a tournament), unless they paid her a boat load of money. She doesn't even play Exo's.

I hope I answered your question?

Petronius
Oct 1st, 2012, 06:08 PM
Or

♫ "Yesterday .... what happened to my 2011 Wimbledon and YEC play .." ♫ :p

Or from another Beatles song

♫ "Though tonight she's made me sad, I still love her..." ♫ :lol:

And who would jump the ship on the youngest member of the TOP10?

Expect the Petra GM bangwagon to get full steam again soon :cool: (but maybe only if Petra hires Navratilova and a first-class fitness coach)

I'm baaaaaaack and have a lot to say :lol:

Good to have you back, somebody's needed to cheer up the spirits of the subforum members. Your return couldn't be timed better :lol:

Just to let you know Petronius, I met Petra a couple of times; once at Eastbourne and once at the Olympics in Wimbledon. I was at the Peng match and the atmosphere was bloody amazing - I was sitting amongst all the CR fans :hearts:

I hope you enjoyed all these meetings and the victory over Peng in the midst of Petra's supporters :)
As for the fans, you probably heard sth like "Petro jedeeeeeem" ("Petra Goooooooooo") or "Petro do toho" (Go Petra Go) :lol:

PetraReeMona
Oct 1st, 2012, 06:36 PM
Or from another Beatles song

♫ "Though tonight she's made me sad, I still love her..." ♫ :lol:


Or from a Barry White song ...

♫ Never, Never Gonna Give You Up, I'm never ever gonna quit..." ♫ :hearts:


Expect the Petra GM bangwagon to get full steam again soon :cool: (but maybe only if Petra hires Navratilova and a first-class fitness coach)


Don't forget to take names of the bandwagonners :devil:


Good to have you back, somebody's needed to cheer up the spirits of the subforum members. Your return couldn't be timed better :lol:

Somehow I don't think everyone on here feels the same as you :lol: but that's nice that you think that ... thanks :hug:



I hope you enjoyed all these meetings and the victory over Peng in the midst of Petra's supporters :)
As for the fans, you probably heard sth like "Petro jedeeeeeem" ("Petra Goooooooooo") or "Petro do toho" (Go Petra Go) :lol:

I was Petro jedeeeeeming along with them all - in the end when I got home I had such a sore throat, I could hardly speak :lol: It was an AMAZING experience - I can only imagine what it will be like at the Fed Cup :bounce: Loved every damn minute of it - you Czech's certainly know how to enjoy yourselves :worship:

steni
Oct 1st, 2012, 06:47 PM
Or from a Barry White song ...

♫ Never, Never Gonna Give You Up, I'm never ever gonna quit..." ♫ :hearts:





Don't forget to take names of the bandwagonners :devil:



Somehow I don't think everyone on here feels the same as you :lol: but that's nice that you think that ... thanks :hug:




I was Petro jedeeeeeming along with them all - in the end when I got home I had such a sore throat, I could hardly speak :lol: It was an AMAZING experience - I can only imagine what it will be like at the Fed Cup :bounce: Loved every damn minute of it - you Czech's certainly know how to enjoy yourselves :worship:

Why do you think that? Everybody here on Petra's thread is pretty nice, well I think!

mac47
Oct 1st, 2012, 06:53 PM
What a dismal season. Had high hopes with the two semis at the first two slams, especially after the form she showed winning the YEC last year.

Petra, you're breaking my heart. I will continue supporting you, because you're a nice girl with a game that's more fun to watch than the shriekers or Woz, but I sincerely hope you can turn it around next year.

Petronius
Oct 1st, 2012, 07:07 PM
What a dismal season.

And yet the girl is still in TOP 5. But now she's got lots to defend: Linz title, YEC title, Sydney semi, AO semi...

TimeyWimey
Oct 1st, 2012, 07:15 PM
^probably the most important of all, Fed Cup

steni
Oct 1st, 2012, 07:16 PM
And yet the girl is still in TOP 5. But now she's got lots to defend: Linz title, YEC title, Sydney semi, AO semi...

Linz title?

Petronius
Oct 1st, 2012, 07:21 PM
Linz title?

Yeah, good old times :p

But she won't be allowed to.

steni
Oct 1st, 2012, 07:28 PM
Come on guys isnt the end of the world, even if she played like shit the whole year, she got good results.

pling
Oct 1st, 2012, 07:32 PM
Yeah, good old times :p

But she won't be allowed to.

Unless Vika pulls out - which I doubt she will, as it's probably the best prep for YEC (with a week off).

So in the Spirit of the ILuvKvitty comeback concert, should Petra go "♫ back in the USSR ♫" and seek a Kremlin Cup wildcard? (the scene of last year's Fed Cup triumph)

But it would mean going straight to Istanbul from Moscow - unless she bombs out early again of course :p

Petronius
Oct 1st, 2012, 07:44 PM
Unless Vika pulls out - which I doubt she will, as it's probably the best prep for YEC (with a week off).

So in the Spirit of the ILuvKvitty comeback concert, should Petra go "♫ back in the USSR ♫" and seek a Kremlin Cup wildcard? (the scene of last year's Fed Cup triumph)

But it would mean going straight to Istanbul from Moscow - unless she bombs out early again of course :p

One piece of good news though. She's comfortable with Turkey/Istanbul. She spent her fitness camp there this (and last) year, probably got there via the Istanbul airport/hotel.

So it should feel like an 'indoor event in good old Europe and in a well-known city'.

So in the comeback concert spirit: "♫ I've got to admit it's getting better. A little better all the time ♫" :)

PetraReeMona
Oct 1st, 2012, 08:01 PM
One piece of good news though. She's comfortable with Turkey/Istanbul. She spent her fitness camp there this (and last) year, probably got there via the Istanbul airport/hotel.

So it should feel like an 'indoor event in good old Europe and in a well-known city'.

So in the comeback concert spirit: "♫ I've got to admit it's getting better. A little better all the time ♫" :)

carrying on the spirit and looking forward to the Yec "♫ Don't let me down, don't let me down... ♫ "

Melange
Oct 1st, 2012, 08:09 PM
Thanks, looks like another unforced error horror-show. I was afraid that she was actually outplayed by Navarro :lol:

The problem is that even the world's best players sometimes hit too many UE. The same happened to Federer in the RG semi and in the US Open QF.

However, in Petra's case this happens way too much often :help:


Enjoy your time in Beijing!

I havent actually seen her get outplayed by anyone. Her losses are always on her racquet.

Petronius
Oct 1st, 2012, 08:18 PM
I havent actually seen her get outplayed by anyone. Her losses are always on her racquet.

Good for you that you didn't see the RG semi. :sobbing:
It was Wimbledon final upside down, Sharpie cheating or not.

Petronius
Oct 1st, 2012, 08:29 PM
carrying on the spirit and looking forward to the Yec "♫ Don't let me down, don't let me down... ♫ "

It's definitely going to be a 'Long and Winding Road', but for now just 'Let it Be', because 'Tomorrow Never Knows' :lol:

PetraReeMona
Oct 1st, 2012, 08:33 PM
It's definitely going to be a 'Long and Winding Road', but for now just 'Let it Be', because 'Tomorrow Never Knows' :lol:

:haha:

Well let's hope it all "Comes together, RIGHT NOW!!!" :p

steni
Oct 1st, 2012, 08:54 PM
It's definitely going to be a 'Long and Winding Road', but for now just 'Let it Be', because 'Tomorrow Never Knows' :lol:

:lol:

Petronius
Oct 1st, 2012, 09:25 PM
Well let's hope it all "Comes together, RIGHT NOW!!!" :p

:yeah:

Excelscior
Oct 1st, 2012, 10:02 PM
Good for you that you didn't see the RG semi. :sobbing:
It was Wimbledon final upside down, Sharpie cheating or not.

Despite the scoreline, I still think Petra had a boat load of UE's in that match.

Masha doesn't usually hit a lot of winners in their matches, or even generally (though that was probably the lowest Petra ever hit in one of their matches). She's turned into a power grinder of sorts, unless she's playing a underpowered opponent.

Poor Petra. She could have won a French Open, if she would have just found a way to get by Martha.

Now with Serena playing much better (though we really don't know what's going to happen with her, especially at her age), Petra won't have the opportunities that she did at the first two slams this year, and is going to have to really improve [unless Sharapova drops off] to get through the draw.

Doesn't these realities (she could have won 1-2 majors last year, wth Serena playing better) inspire her to both play and get better? :shrug:

steni
Oct 1st, 2012, 10:33 PM
Despite the scoreline, I still think Petra had a boat load of UE's in that match.

Masha doesn't usually hit a lot of winners in their matches, or even generally (though that was probably the lowest Petra ever hit in one of their matches). She's turned into a power grinder of sorts, unless she's playing a underpowered opponent.

Poor Petra. She could have won a French Open, if she would have just found a way to get by Martha.

Now with Serena playing much better (though we really don't know what's going to happen with her, especially at her age), Petra won't have the opportunities that she did at the first two slams this year, and is going to have to really improve [unless Sharapova drops off] to get through the draw.

Doesn't these realities (she could have won 1-2 majors last year, wth Serena playing better) inspire her to both play and get better? :shrug:

Yeah its pretty sad but I think in that specific match, Sharapova was more prepare, I still remember a backhand slice that Petra threw at Sharapova and she returned a forehand slice back that landed short but Petra couldn't get it because she needed to slide and she doesn't know how to do that, so Sharapova exposed Petra's limitations on clay just that.
I think Petra isnt motivated, things changed after the AO semi...

Excelscior
Oct 1st, 2012, 11:09 PM
Yeah its pretty sad but I think in that specific match, Sharapova was more prepare, I still remember a backhand slice that Petra threw at Sharapova and she returned a forehand slice back that landed short but Petra couldn't get it because she needed to slide and she doesn't know how to do that, so Sharapova exposed Petra's limitations on clay just that.
I think Petra isnt motivated, things changed after the AO semi...

Yeah, I remember that slice perfectly well. You would have thought that Masha would've never gotten to that. But I also think Petra is easily frustrated, when things don't go her way--when she expects to. Because I've seen Masha handle slices before, and she's usually not very good at dealing with them. But Petra just gave up (as she did on some poor slice attempts during the Australian open).

As far as the post Aussie Open frustration, Petra had to realize things weren't going to be as easy as last year, cause the competition had gotten better (Masha and Serena), while Petra wasn't playing as well.

She's gotta dedicate herself, instead of just waiting for the moment she's playing lights out tennis again to win.

Petra needs to be more consistently excellent against every opponent, or play top flight tennis at the majors and big tournaments, if she can't.

steni
Oct 1st, 2012, 11:40 PM
Yeah, I remember that slice perfectly well. You would have thought that Masha would've never gotten to that. But I also think Petra is easily frustrated, when things don't go her way--when she expects to. Because I've seen Masha handle slices before, and she's usually not very good at dealing with them. But Petra just gave up (as she did on some poor slice attempts during the Australian open).

As far as the post Aussie Open frustration, Petra had to realize things weren't going to be as easy as last year, cause the competition had gotten better (Masha and Serena), while Petra wasn't playing as well.

She's gotta dedicate herself, instead of just waiting for the moment she's playing lights out tennis again to win.

Petra needs to be more consistently excellent against every opponent, or play top flight tennis at the majors and big tournaments, if she can't.

But I think before and during AO things were even, Petra was playing good enough...

bruce goose
Oct 2nd, 2012, 05:24 AM
But it would mean going straight to Istanbul from Moscow - unless she bombs out early again of course :pIf she had the week off during Osaka/Linz,Petra could probably handle the Moscow/YEC double;it'd be a helluva lot better than her team's USO Series scheduling travesty that may've cost her another Slam

PetraReeMona
Oct 2nd, 2012, 11:53 AM
Just heard Sam Smith on Eurosport say that apparently Petra and Anastasia Pavluchenckova have the same stomach virus, which was the same one that Sabine had last year and Schiavone had the year before that :rolleyes:

She said they are dropping like flies and Petra and Pavs have not moved from their bed.

Hope they both recover soon.

Excelscior
Oct 2nd, 2012, 12:35 PM
Just heard Sam Smith on Eurosport say that apparently Petra and Anastasia Pavluchenckova have the same stomach virus, which was the same one that Sabine had last year and Schiavone had the year before that :rolleyes:

She said they are dropping like flies and Petra and Pavs have not moved from their bed.

Hope they both recover soon.

Poor Petra. :sad:

She's not as bad as Sabine. But something always happening to her. :confused:

PetraReeMona
Oct 2nd, 2012, 01:20 PM
Poor Petra. :sad:

She's not as bad as Sabine. But something always happening to her. :confused:

One consolation..... maybe next time we see her the belly would have disappeared :devil:

I'm just joking :angel:.... I hope she feels better soon because it's not pleasant; it really isn't. I had similar when I went to Morocco :sad: and it ruined my whole holiday.

Petronius
Oct 2nd, 2012, 01:26 PM
Just heard Sam Smith on Eurosport say that apparently Petra and Anastasia Pavluchenckova have the same stomach virus, which was the same one that Sabine had last year and Schiavone had the year before that :rolleyes:

She said they are dropping like flies and Petra and Pavs have not moved from their bed.

Hope they both recover soon.

Thanks for info. With Sam Stosur losing today, it seems that Petra has already qualified for YEC anyway.

Petronius
Oct 2nd, 2012, 01:29 PM
One consolation..... maybe next time we see her the belly would have disappeared :devil:

I'm just joking :angel:.... I hope she feels better soon because it's not pleasant; it really isn't. I had similar when I went to Morocco :sad: and it ruined my whole holiday.

That's what I was saying yesterday. Lot of Europeans catch these viruses when travelling to North Africa/Arabia - Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, etc. and it's often related to food.
The hygiene standards in Europe are higher so I would be very careful eating outside of McDonalds or Subway when travelling across these countries :lol:

steni
Oct 2nd, 2012, 02:01 PM
How could she got that? I thought Kotyza was her cook? Or isnt just in the food?

TimeyWimey
Oct 2nd, 2012, 02:01 PM
Poor Petra. :sad:

She's not as bad as Sabine. But something always happening to her. :confused:

uncharted territory of asia, btw, when she pulled out of dubai earlier this year, did she withdraw on site or she didn't even make the trip?

Petronius
Oct 2nd, 2012, 02:07 PM
How could she got that? I thought Kotyza was her cook? Or isnt just in the food?

:lol:

steni
Oct 2nd, 2012, 02:11 PM
Right Kotyza is her cook, coach, trainer, stylist...

ShiftyFella
Oct 2nd, 2012, 02:45 PM
How could she got that? I thought Kotyza was her cook? Or isnt just in the food?
Bartoli brought cake from Guangzhou from which she caught hers GI:haha:


btw, I hope Petra recovers soon and be in tip-top shape for YEC and Fed Cup, also would be really hungry to win some games

PetraReeMona
Oct 2nd, 2012, 03:39 PM
Well ..... she's definitely "Shitra" at the moment :p :sad:

She'll also definitely be hungry, but first I think it will be for food and then matches :devil:

She should be OK in a few days .... hopefully :unsure:

Melange
Oct 2nd, 2012, 08:22 PM
She will use YEC as a warmup for defending her Fed Cup title

Melange
Oct 2nd, 2012, 08:23 PM
I hope Kotyza is ok. Would be terrible if he had to go a few days without eating :eek:

PetraReeMona
Oct 2nd, 2012, 08:42 PM
She will use YEC as a warmup for defending her Fed Cup title

:lol: I think you could be right!

I hope Kotyza is ok. Would be terrible if he had to go a few days without eating :eek:

:rolls:

Petronius
Oct 2nd, 2012, 09:12 PM
She will use YEC as a warmup for defending her Fed Cup title

Not really, both YEC and Fed Cup are just a preparation for the Czech league finals held in December. :angel:

Excelscior
Oct 2nd, 2012, 09:15 PM
Right Kotyza is her cook, coach, trainer, stylist...

:haha: :haha:

Excelscior
Oct 2nd, 2012, 09:21 PM
uncharted territory of asia, btw, when she pulled out of dubai earlier this year, did she withdraw on site or she didn't even make the trip?

I've heard both. :lol:

I think she went to Doha, but sat out while she was there.

She was home, and that's where she caught her virus, in the cold at home; missing for Dubai.

Something like that. :lol:

Melange
Oct 2nd, 2012, 09:42 PM
Not really, both YEC and Fed Cup are just a preparation for the Czech league finals held in December. :angel:

where she try so hard she get an injury and cant train for AO

PetraReeMona
Oct 2nd, 2012, 09:47 PM
Not really, both YEC and Fed Cup are just a preparation for the Czech league finals held in December. :angel:

But of course! :worship: The most important tourney of all year :p

Melange
Oct 2nd, 2012, 09:52 PM
most important tourney of all year is boys juniors where she can go and watch Adam :drool:

steni
Oct 2nd, 2012, 10:17 PM
You guys are hilarious :lol:

bruce goose
Oct 2nd, 2012, 11:34 PM
Poor Petra. :sad:

She's not as bad as Sabine. But something always happening to her. :confused:Are you implying that Lisicki has bad luck,Ex?In my time as a sports fan,I've found that 'bad luck' is VERY rarely the cause of constant injury problems,and I sure as hell hope that Petra doesn't identify herself with Lisicki or ever choose to do so....God forbid that she'd ever seek her out for advice or wisdom:help:.

There are exceptions to the rule: Sometimes a fit,well-trained athlete gets a serious injury that will never heal properly and,by the nature of athletic competition,that injury is bound to keep recurring.There are cases like Greg Oden's where his knee had some congenital defect in one(maybe more) bone,and he was almost doomed to have non-stop knee problems for however long his career lasted...not long,as we saw.

In most cases,the chronically-injured simply has poor fitness or training habits or,in some cases,NO or precious little training,and the athlete bitches and whines as if he/she had nothing to do with it and was a victim of some curse.Ivanovic is a superb example of this in the WTA;she's fired a loyal fitness coach TWICE b/c her sleazy,coke-snorting bf didn't like him....and then she let her (now ex-)bf choose a coach from a perspective of complete ignorance of the sport of tennis:lol:.She frequently spends more time chasing men than she does training...no surprise that she often gets heavily winded even after a tough first set.From what I've seen of Lisicki,she's more concerned about photo ops than maturing as a player OR as a person,and when she cries about her latest supposed 'bad luck',it sounds like the little German girl--except she's not so little with her height,of course;)--who cried wolf...there's no credibility to it,IMO.

I'm not saying that Petra belongs in that category at all(thank goodness),but we need to watch out for what we hear in some of her pressers;if they ever begin resembling AI or Lisicki pressers,THAT's when alarm bells should go off here.Would love it if Petra sought more training and preparation input from Navrat.We've seen two costly,bonehead errors already this season;first,we had the 'illness remedy' of hanging out in the freezing CR this past winter(the move YOU loved so much;)),and then we had the USO prep of playing 3 tune-ups w/o rest that left Petra exhausted and gasping for breath in the 4th Round.I still feel that Petra is on the brink of true greatness,yet the team must get the operation in proper gear in some respects,and training/prep seems to be a crucial one

Excelscior
Oct 3rd, 2012, 01:21 AM
@Bruce

And don't forget, the Preseason screw up, getting hurt playing against Hredecka (sorry for the spelling Czech fans)during a Czech league club match.

And Petra's not at Lisicki levels yet of course. So didn't intend to exactly imply that. :lol:

steni
Oct 3rd, 2012, 02:20 AM
@Bruce

And don't forget, the Preseason screw up, getting hurt playing against Hredecka (sorry for the spelling Czech fans)during a Czech league club match.

And Petra's not at Lisicki levels yet of course. So didn't intend to exactly imply that. :lol:


According to I.Luv.Kvitty...

The answer is she looked fit, but not as fit as in 2011. I did speak to David and he said it's because she's been injured a lot :shrug:

Deestruction
Oct 3rd, 2012, 02:47 AM
Lets just say that this is gonna become another story where when Petra disappears from tennis and never return again :crying2: :bigcry:

I've seen enough im glad im in school because if i wasnt then i wouldve been preparing for a suicidal day where my players are being fuck ups and brainless ballbashing hotmesses and i just grab alot of devices that can easily kill me slowly but yet surely:o :facepalm:

bharatkt
Oct 3rd, 2012, 03:05 AM
She will use YEC as a warmup for defending her Fed Cup title

Ya she'll play well in the fed cup final. It seems that it is the only tournament she cares about.

cosmoose
Oct 3rd, 2012, 03:48 AM
Guys, lets get the story straight!
We all know Petra hired Pova to prepare her for Fed Cup final ;) :lol:

bruce goose
Oct 3rd, 2012, 04:20 AM
Lets just say that this is gonna become another story where when Petra disappears from tennis and never return again :crying2: :bigcry:

I've seen enough im glad im in school because if i wasnt then i wouldve been preparing for a suicidal day where my players are being fuck ups and brainless ballbashing hotmesses and i just grab alot of devices that can easily kill me slowly but yet surely:o :facepalm:So you're basically saying that Petra's losses affect you emotionally,huh;)?

Excelscior
Oct 3rd, 2012, 05:16 AM
Guys, lets get the story straight!
We all know Petra hired Pova to prepare her for Fed Cup final ;) :lol:

Well we know Petra loves, gets up for her Fed Cup.. :tape: :lol: :tape:

YEC Who/"what's that"? :oh:

Melange
Oct 3rd, 2012, 09:27 AM
She didnt get up for olympic. Maybe she got confused because it was at SW19 and she didnt know if she should try.

Melange
Oct 3rd, 2012, 10:48 AM
Right Kotyza is her cook, coach, trainer, stylist...

The hygiene standards in the hotel kitchen must be very, very low. She should think about bringing her own food and cooking in the hotel room. Fatass could do the cooking.

Petronius
Oct 3rd, 2012, 11:19 AM
Guys, lets get the story straight!
We all know Petra hired Pova to prepare her for Fed Cup final ;) :lol:

Interesting tidbit: the organizing agency said that Sharpie didn't demand any excessive compensation and her only condition was to play ONLY against Petra, i.e. no other players.

I suspect Maria is afraid of playing against an in-form Lucie Hradecká :lol:

steni
Oct 3rd, 2012, 01:46 PM
The hygiene standards in the hotel kitchen must be very, very low. She should think about bringing her own food and cooking in the hotel room. Fatass could do the cooking.

She didnt get sick for the same thing in Indian Wells this year?

Melange
Oct 3rd, 2012, 08:01 PM
I think that one was flu

steni
Oct 4th, 2012, 01:28 PM
So Petra qualified for Istanbul after all according to her facebook page...

Petronius
Oct 4th, 2012, 05:19 PM
So Petra qualified for Istanbul after all according to her facebook page...

NID.

Deestruction
Oct 5th, 2012, 04:33 PM
So you're basically saying that Petra's losses affect you emotionally,huh;)?

Yep :tears:

netphobia
Oct 8th, 2012, 02:20 AM
Hii! I'm quite new here, I only just joined, but I've been such a lurker that I figured I might as well and then I can actually say things and discuss and such. So hi, I'm Zoe, I have netphobia. ;)

And I've definitely been Petra's fan ever since her Wimbledon QF in 2010 I believe vs. Kanepi. She's pretty much my idol as far as game goes and she's like the sweetest person ever off court and yeah. Can't wait for her second GS. :)

(also is there any way I can add a signature or do I have to wait for someone to enable that? lol)

steni
Oct 8th, 2012, 02:50 AM
Hii! I'm quite new here, I only just joined, but I've been such a lurker that I figured I might as well and then I can actually say things and discuss and such. So hi, I'm Zoe, I have netphobia. ;)

And I've definitely been Petra's fan ever since her Wimbledon QF in 2010 I believe vs. Kanepi. She's pretty much my idol as far as game goes and she's like the sweetest person ever off court and yeah. Can't wait for her second GS. :)

(also is there any way I can add a signature or do I have to wait for someone to enable that? lol)

Hi Netphobia :wavey:

netphobia
Oct 8th, 2012, 03:15 AM
Hi Netphobia :wavey:

Hello! :)

Re: the actual topic of outdoor hard court Asian swing etc., oh god 2012 has been so up and down...because the whole US Open series was great (bar the "playing nonstop for 5 weeks/actual US Open" thing) and now it's just like ...........please get it together for YEC...

paulmara
Oct 8th, 2012, 08:33 AM
Hii! I'm quite new here, I only just joined,

Welcome

(also is there any way I can add a signature or do I have to wait for someone to enable that? lol)

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Excelscior
Oct 8th, 2012, 04:16 PM
So I guess Petra's not in Linz? :confused:

If so; if not.... :eek:

ShiftyFella
Oct 8th, 2012, 04:41 PM
So I guess Petra's not in Linz? :confused:

If so; if not.... :eek:
I think even if Vika withdrew now her spot would be given to LL not Petra but Vika probably play 1 or 2 games then go home or just cruze to 6th title

Excelscior
Oct 8th, 2012, 04:44 PM
I think even if Vika withdrew now her spot would be given to LL not Petra but Vika probably play 1 or 2 games then go home or just cruze to 6th title

Who's/what's LL?

And I don't think Vika will drop out. Why give Petra any advantage (especially after losing 4X to her, and now she's #1)?

Petra better find a tournament elsewhere.

Plus, the way these things work with the top 10 players is, they try to move them around with these MM and Premiers.

Realistically, they don't always play the same tournament two years in a row anyway.

ShiftyFella
Oct 8th, 2012, 04:55 PM
Who's/what's LL?

And I don't think Vika will drop out. Why give Petra any advantage (especially after losing 4X to her, and now she's #1)?

Petra better find a tournament elsewhere.

Plus, the way these things work with the top 10 players is, they try to move them around with these MM and Premiers.

Realistically, they don't always play the same tournament two years in a row anyway.
Begu has guarantee LL spot and currently there are none tournaments on WTA circle where Petra can get in before YEC:sad:

Excelscior
Oct 8th, 2012, 05:03 PM
Begu has guarantee LL spot and currently there are none tournaments on WTA circle where Petra can get in before YEC:sad:

Oh, expect some bad matches by Petra, unless she can some how find a way to play Errani, Radwanska and maybe Kerber (I could be forgetting some players) her first three matches. I think Bartoli will be in as well, if Serena doesn't go.

Petra also better serve really well, I might say. :lol:

But she has no one to blame but herself. So we'll see?

ShiftyFella
Oct 8th, 2012, 05:18 PM
I'm hopping she rebounds like she did after Olympics and GOAT stepping up similar to last year YEC but it will depend how well she is after that horrible stomach bug

Excelscior
Oct 8th, 2012, 05:19 PM
I'm hopping she rebounds like she did after Olympics and GOAT stepping up similar to last year YEC but it will depend how well she is after that horrible stomach bug

Yeah, I forgot about that stomach. Which is why, you gotta take every match and tournament seriously, cause you never know what's going to happen in the next one. :confused:

netphobia
Oct 8th, 2012, 06:35 PM
I was rewatching my DVR recording of the New Haven final the other day and then I watched the Rogers Cup final after that...I really hope Petra can summon some of that finals energy at the YEC. Otherwise she'll get killed by Vika/Serena and her confidence will be too low to beat Pova. (Of course, knowing the YEC she will be in the same group as Vika/Serena/Pova...)

Petronius
Oct 8th, 2012, 06:47 PM
(Of course, knowing the YEC she will be in the same group as Vika/Serena/Pova...)

I think she can end up only with the two of these, because of ranking. Her toughest group would be probably Sharpie, Serena and Li or - given Azarenka's recent form and ownage of Pova - Azarenka, Serena and Li.

And welcome to the subforum :cool:

netphobia
Oct 8th, 2012, 06:51 PM
I guess that's the thing about YEC, no matter what group you're in it's tough :lol:

And thank you! :wavey:

steni
Oct 8th, 2012, 07:40 PM
Oh, expect some bad matches by Petra, unless she can some how find a way to play Errani, Radwanska and maybe Kerber (I could be forgetting some players) her first three matches. I think Bartoli will be in as well, if Serena doesn't go.

Petra also better serve really well, I might say. :lol:

But she has no one to blame but herself. So we'll see?

And return well too :lol: otherwise this girls are gonna give her a big spank (except Errani I hope)

Excelscior
Oct 8th, 2012, 07:54 PM
And return well too :lol: otherwise this girls are gonna give her a big spank (except Errani I hope)

Yeah, I thought about returning to. But it's not always decisive as serving, so I left it alone.

Petra can beat Errani and Radwanska. And it's iffy with Kerber, depending on how tired or passive Kerber plays.

But Petra also has to hit the ball onto the little purple court. No? :lol:

steni
Oct 8th, 2012, 07:59 PM
Yeah, I thought about returning to. But it's not always decisive as serving, so I left it alone.

Petra can beat Errani and Radwanska. And it's iffy with Kerber, depending on how tired or passive Kerber plays.

But Petra also has to hit the ball onto the little purple court. No? :lol:

Do you think she has enough time to recover physically and mentally?

Excelscior
Oct 8th, 2012, 08:27 PM
Do you think she has enough time to recover physically and mentally?

Who knows?

With Petra, especially at this time of the year--this year, it's almost impossible to say.

Hopefully the city of Instanbul, the courts and colors/smell of the Arena would revitalize her. Petra's such a mess sometimes. :lol:

steni
Oct 8th, 2012, 10:47 PM
Who knows?

With Petra, especially at this time of the year--this year, it's almost impossible to say.

Hopefully the city of Instanbul, the courts and colors/smell of the Arena would revitalize her. Petra's such a mess sometimes. :lol:

So I will just wait for the worse :sad:

Btw what Petra's shot is your favorite?

Excelscior
Oct 8th, 2012, 11:45 PM
So I will just wait for the worse :sad:

Btw what Petra's shot is your favorite?

There was a lengthy post/debate about that on GM last year, earlier this year (back hand or forehand), after the YEC. And after a long debate, it was a tie. :lol:

For me, it's her forehand, back hand, and the high lefty service out wide in the ad court (closer to the net), that the receiver doesn't even move for. It's almost like it turns on a axis/right angle, right off the court, so the receiver has no chance.

However, I also like the sharp two-handed back hands ROS she digs deep out the deuce court, then returns at the extreme angle (seemingly parallel to the net) for the ROS winner.

And I also like the off forehand ROS winner from the deuce court (that's close to her hip/body), that she just serves/spanks for a winner in the opponents deuce service box, like she's not even trying.

And I'll never forget that running, 10 ft behind the baseline, crouching, DTL--topspin forehand winner she hit at the YEC against Azarenka. Beautiful shot. Azarenka thought about volleying it. But Petra hit so hard, from so far, Aza only had a blink to think about it. But There were so many. :sad:

See that's how you know, Petra hasn't played nearly as well this year as last year. Cause I can clearly name you some beautiful/spectacular shot making that Petra made--especially on the run--when you didn't expect her to get to it, that she did last year, much more frequently than this year (if at all).

I'm smiling just thinking about it. I can't remember too many times Petra's shot making this year reminded me of last year or actually made me smile.

I know I mixed general (backhand, forehand, serve) with more specific shots/moments. So I'll stop there. Lol. But when Petra's on, her tennis is really a site to watch/behold. And she does it so effortlessly.

What about you? What shot's do you like?

steni
Oct 9th, 2012, 01:23 AM
There was a lengthy post/debate about that on GM last year, earlier this year (back hand or forehand), after the YEC. And after a long debate, it was a tie. :lol:

For me, it's her forehand, back hand, and the high lefty service out wide in the ad court (closer to the net), that the receiver doesn't even move for. It's almost like it turns on a axis/right angle, right off the court, so the receiver has no chance.

However, I also like the sharp two-handed back hands ROS she digs deep out the deuce court, then returns at the extreme angle (seemingly parallel to the net) for the ROS winner.

And I also like the off forehand ROS winner from the deuce court (that's close to her hip/body), that she just serves/spanks for a winner in the opponents deuce service box, like she's not even trying.

And I'll never forget that running, 10 ft behind the baseline, crouching, DTL--topspin forehand winner she hit at the YEC against Azarenka. Beautiful shot. Azarenka thought about volleying it. But Petra hit so hard, from so far, Aza only had a blink to think about it. But There were so many. :sad:

See that's how you know, Petra hasn't played nearly as well this year as last year. Cause I can clearly name you some beautiful/spectacular shot making that Petra made--especially on the run--when you didn't expect her to get to it, that she did last year, much more frequently than this year (if at all).

I'm smiling just thinking about it. I can't remember too many times Petra's shot making this year reminded me of last year or actually made me smile.

I know I mixed general (backhand, forehand, serve) with more specific shots/moments. So I'll stop there. Lol. But when Petra's on, her tennis is really a site to watch/behold. And she does it so effortlessly.

What about you? What shot's do you like?

Ufff I don't know much, but I like her backhand cross courts I think, I noticed Petra likes to hit a combination of those during rallies and finish the point with a backhand/forehand winner. I like her forehand DTL... but her whole game overall pretty much

Excelscior
Oct 9th, 2012, 02:05 AM
Ufff I don't know much, but I like her backhand cross courts I think, I noticed Petra likes to hit a combination of those during rallies and finish the point with a backhand/forehand winner. I like her forehand DTL... but her whole game overall pretty much

Sure you don't (and neither do I). :lol:

It's funny you said that. During the YEC--against Radwanksa, Petra hit a series (like 7-8 in a row) of those hard, angled back hands [deuce to deuce court], and kept pulling Aga off the court, till she finished it off with a spectacular winner and angle (along with that "Hi-yah" or "good bye" sound). That was just breathtaking. So you're right. I wonder if you remembered that to?

At other times, Petra likes to pin players on the baseline, then change direction or wings, and goes for the winner when she's on.

That's usually when her footwork, hands, strategy and game plan all come together. She's near unbeatable then (especially when the other aspect of her game--like serve, return and touch/volley are in vogue).

steni
Oct 9th, 2012, 02:24 AM
Sure you don't (and neither do I). :lol:

It's funny you said that. During the YEC--against Radwanksa, Petra hit a series (like 7-8 in a row) of those hard, angled back hands [deuce to deuce court], and kept pulling Aga off the court, till she finished it off with a spectacular winner and angle (along with that "Hi-yah" or "good bye" sound). That was just breathtaking. So you're right. I wonder if you remembered that to?

At other times, Petra likes to pin players on the baseline, then change direction or wings, and goes for the winner when she's on.

That's usually when her footwork, hands, strategy and game plan, all come together. She's near unbeatable then (especially when the other aspect of her game, like serve, return and touch/volley are in vogue).

Come on, you know a lot of technical stuff (Do you play tennis?)
Yes, I so remember. I haven't seen Petra playing crazy good tennis like that this year...
The footwork is something you forget if you don't practice? I mean like dance steps...

Excelscior
Oct 9th, 2012, 02:53 AM
Come on, you know a lot of technical stuff (Do you play tennis?)
Yes, I so remember. I haven't seen Petra playing crazy good tennis like that this year...
The footwork is something you forget if you don't practice? I mean like dance steps...

Yes, I used to play some.

But I don't know any more than you do. Trust me. :lol:

Yeah that YEC exchange with Radwanka. :hearts:

Agreed. I can't recall Petra playing crazy like that this year either. Her hands, timing, looseness of shot, foot work, speed/defense and elasticity was just so much better--more often last year.

It was all those things, that gave her such spectacular shot making.

Yes, the way she changed direction and moved her feet last year, was like a dance indeed. It was so much more noticeable. Just beautiful.

steni
Oct 9th, 2012, 03:52 AM
Yes, I used to play some.

But I don't know any more than you do. Trust me. :lol:

Yeah that YEC exchange with Radwanka. :hearts:

Agreed. I can't recall Petra playing crazy like that this year either. Her hands, timing, looseness of shot, foot work, speed/defense and elasticity was just so much better--more often last year.

It was all those things, that gave her such spectacular shot making.

Yes, the way she changed direction and moved her feet last year, was like a dance indeed. It was so much more noticeable. Just beautiful.

I think Kotyza tried to changes things on her game like (ROS) and it didn't work, so instead of improving she went backwards, so now her game is a mess, cause even her serve was great last year and this year is so-so, than all those injuries she had, a lot weird things going on. Definitely 2011 was a fluke year for Kotyza as a coach, Petra is too much for this guy!

steni
Oct 9th, 2012, 03:54 AM
Yes, I used to play some.


I took some classes last year but I gave up lol, too frustrating!

Excelscior
Oct 9th, 2012, 04:30 AM
I took some classes last year but I gave up lol, too frustrating!

Yeah, I'm tall. So I could also start out with a good serve. :lol:

I hope your wrong about Kotyza (a fluke).

However, you could be right about Petra possibly outgrowing him (stage wise). Is it too big for him now/alone? I hope he proves otherwise.

I don't blame him for trying to add to Petra's game. That was good. Hopefully, it bears fruit next year, or even the YEC at the end of the year. Some would even argue, Petra was bound to drop off this year, considering her personality and where she was coming from. So you never know? Variety is good though.

However, I would agree that Petra's scheduling, expectations, off time, strategic and tactical approach, etc., could have been better in 2012. It wasn't top notch for a player of Petra's caliber and alleged aspirations. It was actually comical, Keystone Cops-like and Bungling Burglars at times, as we know.

It appears they expected what happened last year to naturally transition into this year with no resistance. Masha didn't cooperate. :lol: And once Petra blew all those BP opportunities and lost to Sharapova in that close Australian Open Semi, things changed.... Drastically (though it was too early to notice). Lol.

Say what you want about the failed pre game and in game strategy (the Wimbledon model on a slow hardcourt), with Kotyza's almost over confidence. Petra's a confidence player. And by her last service game, she just gave up. Couldn't take it anymore. Who knows how 2012 would have went for Petra if she would have pulled out that match? And that seemed to carry over for her against Sharapova and Serena at Wimby and the French Open as well. They were just stronger than her mentally. Petra's AWOL game didn't help either.

So no; neither Petra or Kotyza seemed to learn anything from those matches in 2012. Hopefully, they'll bear better fruit at a later point.

So we'll see what the near future brings. Won't we?

bruce goose
Oct 9th, 2012, 04:35 AM
It's so easy...almost TOO easy...for us as fans to bash the coach sometimes;however,some of the mistakes made by Petra's team looked to be such violations of common sense that it was hard to fathom the course of action

netphobia
Oct 9th, 2012, 06:16 AM
I'm still kind of pissed she went and played basically the entire US Open series :( or I suppose that her team didn't plan farther ahead.

If not for that scheduling blunder, she might not have been as MIA during the 2nd/3rd sets of Bartoli....

bruce goose
Oct 9th, 2012, 12:54 PM
I'm still kind of pissed she went and played basically the entire US Open series :( or I suppose that her team didn't plan farther ahead.

If not for that scheduling blunder, she might not have been as MIA during the 2nd/3rd sets of Bartoli....Btw,welcome to Petra's forum.I might not be the most warm,inviting person but there are lots of people here who can offer you good insight on her career....especially our friendly Mushroom-user and creative genius,Paul

steni
Oct 9th, 2012, 01:31 PM
Can somebody translate what is Petra talking about in the video she posted on facebook, please!

Excelscior
Oct 9th, 2012, 01:52 PM
Can somebody translate what is Petra talking about in the video she posted on facebook, please!

"Please understand/accept my poor play at the upcoming YEC in advance guys"? :scratch: :oh: :scratch: ...... "OK!? Don't get mad".

Excelscior
Oct 9th, 2012, 02:04 PM
Yes, WELCOME Netphobia.

And my belated hello's and apologies.

ShiftyFella
Oct 9th, 2012, 02:37 PM
Can somebody translate what is Petra talking about in the video she posted on facebook, please!
She talks about some random stuff, like resting, training fo YEC, exo with Pova and so on.

netphobia
Oct 9th, 2012, 03:22 PM
Thank you all :)

"Please understand/accept my poor play at the upcoming YEC in advance guys"? :scratch: :oh: :scratch: ...... "OK!? Don't get mad".

:sobbing:

steni
Oct 9th, 2012, 04:49 PM
"Please understand/accept my poor play at the upcoming YEC in advance guys"? :scratch: :oh: :scratch: ...... "OK!? Don't get mad".

:lol:

paulmara
Oct 9th, 2012, 08:19 PM
....especially our friendly Mushroom-user and creative genius,Paul

I used something special

http://imageshack.us/a/img818/4058/kvittytrofb.jpg

bruce goose
Oct 12th, 2012, 04:57 AM
I used something special

http://imageshack.us/a/img818/4058/kvittytrofb.jpgYes,I witnessed your creative excellence again,Paul....but don't you think that we ought to let THIS particular thread die??I'd like to put this ugly period:eek: of Petra's season behind us

angelabarnes38
Mar 7th, 2013, 09:48 AM
I totally agree. There is no reason that Petra shouldn't be practicing on tennis court surfaces (http://www.plexipave.com/tennis/plexicushion.html) with a warm climate. I know Randy Moss, a famous football player, used to train in the extremely humid Florida heat in order to maximize his conditioning. This directly applies to Petra. Hope she domintates the Asian swing!