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Lighter
Sep 16th, 2012, 11:01 AM
Guangzhou MD out. R1 vs Q/LL.

Schedule :
- Guangzhou
- Tokyo
- Beijing
- Moscow

Ferg
Sep 16th, 2012, 02:18 PM
That draw :help: So easy.

leviathane
Sep 16th, 2012, 08:35 PM
That draw :help: So easy.


for sure !
But Marion is Marion and we'll see :help:
If Marion win here, she'll have her ticket for Sofia.

misty1
Sep 16th, 2012, 08:52 PM
we saw some promising stuff from her at the US . If she plays at the level she did in the last 2 sets against petra and most of the match against maria she should be able to storm through this field in a similar fashion as she did in osaka last year

Lighter
Sep 17th, 2012, 08:52 AM
Q/LL placed. R1 : vs Kai chen chang (LL).

2nd position on center court.

Ferg
Sep 21st, 2012, 12:14 PM
Em, less said about that the better.

[6]Errani v BYE
Oprandi v Q
Goerges v Niculescu
(wc)Date-Krumm v [9]Bartoli
[13]Kirilenko v Peng
Halep v Suarez Navarro
Martic v Petkovic
BYE v [4]Kvitova

This draw is about as kind as we could have hoped for however.

misty1
Sep 22nd, 2012, 04:05 PM
i am disappointed in last week but the comfort is that it wasnt marion's play itself that caused the loss , she was sick

hopefully she's okay now and can take advantage of this draw

Ferg
Sep 24th, 2012, 11:30 AM
1+4, routine. Next match should be winnable too.

Lighter
Sep 24th, 2012, 02:55 PM
Tomorrow vs Gorgeous on court 4.

Lighter
Sep 25th, 2012, 08:51 AM
A win in straight sets 6-2 7-5 with 12 df. Sara Errani now.

Iceland
Sep 25th, 2012, 11:19 AM
Good win despite the bad service stats.
Marion has really everything to beat Errani on hard courts. Now that Kvitova is out, it's hard not to look at this SF spot. Allez Marion !

Lighter
Sep 25th, 2012, 12:13 PM
http://mobile.twitter.com/juliagoerges/status/250484165538115584?p=v#

Julia's twitter. Seems it was a good match.....

misty1
Sep 25th, 2012, 12:55 PM
now lets get some revenge on errani:devil:

Lighter
Sep 25th, 2012, 01:04 PM
1st position on CC tomorrow

Marionated
Sep 25th, 2012, 08:43 PM
I'm not optimistic.

She was awful against Kimiko and 12 double faults today...

misty1
Sep 25th, 2012, 08:56 PM
yeah but she surprised us with what she pulled out at the US open against maria and petra after looking like crap most of the time so maybe she'll do the same thing here

Singleniacki
Sep 26th, 2012, 02:45 AM
Any stream for today?

Iceland
Sep 26th, 2012, 10:55 AM
Lost 36 62 62 to Errani. :(
She didn't even get a break point in the final set! I believe Marion can do better than this... No YEC this year. So Sofia either for now...
It would be cool to see her holding a trophy before the seasons ends...

Marionated
Sep 26th, 2012, 07:50 PM
Not suprising given her form in her last two matches i.e. pre US Open 4th round form, but she did lead 6-3 1*-0 40-15 and had at least one additional game point before losing six of the next seven games.

Sara was holding so comfortably in the last two sets so I'm guessing Marion's return game must have been pretty poor.

Lighter
Sep 28th, 2012, 02:09 PM
Beijing MD out :
R1 vs Q
R3 vs Sam Stosur?
She still has a good draw. Hope she will do something.

Bartoli v Q
Q v Torro-Flor
King v Goerges
BYE v Stosur

Lighter
Sep 29th, 2012, 02:57 PM
Q placed : Bojana jovanovski

Tomorrow 3 rd position on moon court.

Ferg
Sep 29th, 2012, 04:23 PM
Nice draw but so was the Tokyo one :tape:

Lighter
Sep 30th, 2012, 11:49 AM
Easy win 6-3 6-3 with 7 df during 1st set and only 2 during 2nd set.
R2 vs Ayumi morita.

Ferg
Sep 30th, 2012, 12:52 PM
Solid but the return of these double faults is worrying. Should win R2.

misty1
Sep 30th, 2012, 04:48 PM
yeah, agree the return of the double faults is concerning but she was solid otherwise

Lighter
Oct 1st, 2012, 11:50 AM
To play a japanese player in China these days = to play on a court of nowhere : court 9

1st position before doubles.

Lighter
Oct 2nd, 2012, 09:39 AM
Expected win : 6-4 6-3 with only 5 df. But 6/16 on break points won.
Sam or Gorgeous next.

misty1
Oct 2nd, 2012, 12:59 PM
good win

julia up next

Lighter
Oct 2nd, 2012, 01:13 PM
Tomorrow, 3rd position on center court. So, probably a stream

Ferg
Oct 2nd, 2012, 05:56 PM
Good win and great chance at a quarter here. Hope for a great run to take her past Stosur in the race.

JJ vs. CSN in the other side so a semi could be on the cards here if Marion plays well.

Marionated
Oct 2nd, 2012, 08:57 PM
Happy birthday :aparty:

Hoping for the same result as last week tomorrow.

misty1
Oct 3rd, 2012, 01:22 AM
i might be being over optimistic here but i could see her winning this. Vika would be very difficult in the semi final but the benefit is that maria, aga, and na-the 3 other biggest obstacles all have to take each other out, she only has to worry about one of them

Lighter
Oct 3rd, 2012, 12:19 PM
Job is done : 6-3 7-6. CSN now.

Luckily, a french journalist follows Marion in Beijing. And gave this morning some information about fed cup. As expected, Marion and Amélie have had a big discussion in NYC. Marion has probably requested Amélie to be physically prepared by his father (the key problem). And Marion have asked Amélie to take an early decision in order to include or not fed cup in 2013 schedule.

misty1
Oct 3rd, 2012, 01:09 PM
she really should make the semis now

Iceland
Oct 3rd, 2012, 02:46 PM
Nice to see her capitalize on a soft draw. :) She did very well to get to this tie-break holding twice to stay in the set.
Beat Carla now!!!

Ferg
Oct 3rd, 2012, 07:17 PM
Very good win, played very well apart from a lull or two. Should win against CSN.

Alizé Molik
Oct 4th, 2012, 02:02 AM
I'm slightly worried about CSN. She could change up the pace and move Marion around pretty effectively.

Lighter
Oct 4th, 2012, 12:34 PM
To sum up what she said to french journalists, Marion wants to play Beijing and Moscow without pressure. For YEC, she knows that she needs to reach finals in Beijing and to be good in Moscow. So she will fight as long as possible. But in case of failure, she won't be as disappointed as last year when Aga won both Tokyo and Beijing.

For 2013, she wants to add what was good in 2011 and what was good in 2012.

Lighter
Oct 4th, 2012, 02:20 PM
Tomorrow on lotus court : night session (from 7:30 pm).

Lighter
Oct 5th, 2012, 02:57 PM
What a thriller, but a win is a win : 6-0 2-6 6-4

Now Vika who's on fire. Led by 0-3 in 3rd set. And a MP clearly out.

Iceland
Oct 5th, 2012, 03:34 PM
Drama :hearts: Well done Marion! No matter the outcome of the SF, I'm proud of her effort. No regrets at all on this tournament.

Lighter
Oct 5th, 2012, 03:50 PM
Semi : 3rd position on CC

The question is now : 1st or 2nd alternate in Istanbul.

misty1
Oct 5th, 2012, 04:13 PM
fantastic first set but average in second and 3rd.

if she can maintain the first set level against vika sh has a shot

Ferg
Oct 5th, 2012, 04:34 PM
A semi here is a fantastic result! She needed it to keep Wozniacki's paws off the #10 spot. Tbh Im more relived than anything that she played shitty here rather than against Azarenka. It wasnt particularly long so heres hoping shes relatively fresh for tomorrow.

Marionated
Oct 6th, 2012, 12:03 PM
My only criticism today besides a few costly double faults was the standing inside the baseline to return the first serve. I mean, she got burnt so many times by wide serve and never stood back, but other than that it was a very good match for her. Azarenka was just better.

Ferg
Oct 6th, 2012, 12:10 PM
Eh, a very encouraging loss. Not too many complaints aside from the same as you.

Lets hope she can make a good run in Moscow.

Lighter
Oct 6th, 2012, 03:04 PM
As Caro and Sam can still earn points in Sofia after Moscow, Marion should be competitive enough in Moscow in order to achieve her ultimate 2012 goal : to be top 10.

Lighter
Oct 7th, 2012, 12:52 PM
Marion agrees. Vika is playing so well now. There is still a small gap she will try to reduce in 2013. She explains that Madrid illness killed Clay season.

Alizé Molik
Oct 8th, 2012, 12:16 AM
Marion agrees. Vika is playing so well now. There is still a small gap she will try to reduce in 2013. She explains that Madrid illness killed Clay season.

Without this I think she would still be safely within the top 10. Still I think this is a really impressive couple of years from Marion. Would never have expected her to get back into the top 10, let alone get to #7 and do as well as she has consistantly.

Lighter
Oct 8th, 2012, 06:19 PM
Without this I think she would still be safely within the top 10. Still I think this is a really impressive couple of years from Marion. Would never have expected her to get back into the top 10, let alone get to #7 and do as well as she has consistantly.

It's exactly what she said to Christine thomas from l'équipe. She can do better than R2 in RG and Wimbledon. And imo, in Madrid and Roma.

Lighter
Oct 10th, 2012, 12:26 PM
Marion by her-self in Beijing :
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/sports/2012-10/08/content_15799841.htm

Interesting to read.

Lighter
Oct 12th, 2012, 06:10 PM
Just before Moscow :

I'm pretty sure that Marion won't play fed cup in 2013. Amélie has choosen to play R1 on clay indoor in Limoges i/o hard indoor in Paris.

Anyways, Gorgeous, Petko and Kerber are better than Cornet and Parmentier on clay.

Lighter
Oct 13th, 2012, 10:18 AM
With sam's defeat in Osaka, gap between Marion and Sam is now minus 180 pts. Marion can still be 1st ALT in Istanbul if she wins Moscow tournament and Sam losing early.

Mynarco
Oct 13th, 2012, 10:31 AM
Marion by her-self in Beijing :
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/sports/2012-10/08/content_15799841.htm

Interesting to read.

Her English is so good.

Lighter
Oct 13th, 2012, 11:06 AM
Moscow draw is out :
R1 : bye
R2 : Jovanovski or Arvidsson
R3 : Kirilenko?

Wozniacki in 1/2?

Alizé Molik
Oct 13th, 2012, 12:17 PM
That's a pretty good draw. I would love to see a win over Woz here.

Lighter
Oct 15th, 2012, 12:58 PM
R2 vs Sofia Arvidsson.

Singleniacki
Oct 16th, 2012, 01:57 PM
Just checked Marion's fan blog (run by Alice / SuperMarion) for the first time in a long time, it seems she has stopped posting as of wimbledon. I hope everything is ok with her :hug:

Alizé Molik
Oct 17th, 2012, 01:15 PM
playing awful like she always does against Arvidsson.

Singleniacki
Oct 17th, 2012, 01:22 PM
Sigh.

Iceland
Oct 17th, 2012, 01:52 PM
Et voilà ! No regrets for Marion. Sofia has the right game plan to beat her, she would always have an edge over her on slower surfaces.
Of course her serve was pretty much awful today, wasting so many occasions on DFs.
I think she did really well to keep herself inside top 10 this year. During Summer, that goal looked far from reached. I hope she will win a title next year, it's the only regret she can have as for this season.

misty1
Oct 18th, 2012, 12:01 AM
how far does wozniacki need to go in moscow to knock her out of the top 10?

Lighter
Oct 18th, 2012, 04:25 PM
Caro needs 400 pts. To win Moscow is not enough as she already has 120 pts as 16th result ( 470 - 120 = 350 ). She also needs a final in Sofia.

Lighter
Oct 22nd, 2012, 02:30 PM
Marion with the other girls in Istanbul : http://www.wtatennis.com/gallery/20121022/istanbul-gallery-wta-stars-strike-a-pose_2256674_2955685?imageNo=20#picture

Lighter
Oct 24th, 2012, 01:14 PM
Petra out, Sam Stosur will play next match. And Marion ready to play if a new player withdraws.

Ollie.
Oct 28th, 2012, 12:32 PM
It's a shame Marion couldn't play the YEC...maybe next year she'll qualify instead of being an alternate. :yeah:

Lighter
Oct 28th, 2012, 02:52 PM
For fft from Istanbul, Marion explains best and worst moments of 2012. And goals for 2013 :
http://fft.fr/actualites/tennis-media/les-videos/marion-bartoli-fait-le-point?theme=Interviews&page=0

Of course, it's in french.

Alizé Molik
Oct 28th, 2012, 03:03 PM
I like her plan of playing some smaller tournaments to improve her form before RG. I agree with her that # of matches on clay is what she lacked this year. I would also love to see her win in Paris GDF Suez.

Lighter
Oct 28th, 2012, 03:34 PM
I like her plan of playing some smaller tournaments to improve her form before RG. I agree with her that # of matches on clay is what she lacked this year. I would also love to see her win in Paris GDF Suez.Depends on Caro's results in Sophia. If Marion remains top 10, she could only play one MM tournament until Wimbledon. As world nr 11, she will have more choice like in 2011 (Barcelona, Strasbourg).

Alizé Molik
Oct 29th, 2012, 05:05 AM
Well they are pretty close and I can't see Wozniacki not at least making it through the RR so I'm guessing she will pass Marion.

Lighter
Oct 29th, 2012, 10:15 AM
Well they are pretty close and I can't see Wozniacki not at least making it through the RR so I'm guessing she will pass Marion.Caro's problem is her 16th result : 175 pts. Someone like Nadia Petrova is really dangerous with indoor conditions and fast courts. It will be more clear after draw.

Ollie.
Oct 29th, 2012, 11:22 AM
Please stay in the top 10 Marion. :sobbing:

Alizé Molik
Oct 29th, 2012, 01:57 PM
Caro's problem is her 16th result : 175 pts. Someone like Nadia Petrova is really dangerous with indoor conditions and fast courts. It will be more clear after draw.

comme d'habitude c'est toi l'expert et moi l'idiot! :lol:

Lighter
Oct 29th, 2012, 03:21 PM
comme d'habitude c'est toi l'expert et moi l'idiot! :lol:Aucune prétention de ma part. Juste du factuel.

Au fond de moi, je pense que Marion s'attend à être 11ème. Sinon, elle n'évoquerait pas l'idée de cumuler des IS sur TB. Mais bon, c'est à Caro Wozniacki de jouer. Nous verrons bien.
10ème : elle touche des primes de top 10 mais elle est limitée à un IS par semestre.
11ème : bye les primes top 10, mais peut jouer autant d'IS que souhaités.

Alizé Molik
Oct 30th, 2012, 06:12 AM
Aucune prétention de ma part. Juste du factuel.

Au fond de moi, je pense que Marion s'attend à être 11ème. Sinon, elle n'évoquerait pas l'idée de cumuler des IS sur TB. Mais bon, c'est à Caro Wozniacki de jouer. Nous verrons bien.
10ème : elle touche des primes de top 10 mais elle est limitée à un IS par semestre.
11ème : bye les primes top 10, mais peut jouer autant d'IS que souhaités.

absolument et je l'apprecie bien! :worship:

Lighter
Oct 30th, 2012, 11:42 AM
absolument et je l'apprecie bien! :worship:Caro joue ce soir en 3ème position face à Hsieh.

Marion sait où se situent ses axes de travail. Et notamment la gestion de la fraîcheur physique dans un 3ème set à très haute intensité. Ce qu'elle a su gérer face à Vinci et qu'elle n'a pu réitérer face à Kerber à Paris ou Sharapova à l'US open.
A Paris notamment. Et je l'ai bien vu puisque j'y étais à cette finale et au 4ème rang une zone hors champ de caméras. Clairement, elle a joué tout le 3ème set en gérant les points. Dans son endurance, elle était trop dans la gestion. Tout simplement parce qu'elle était au feu orange alors que Kerber était encore au feu vert.
Et ça doit passer par une sécurisation plus grande de ses jeux de services. Ce n'est pas possible d'avoir à se battre pour effacer tous ces 0-30 ou 0-40. Elle se tue à la tâche, et à la fin, il n'y a plus de son et plus de lumières.
Peut-être une 2ème balle avec un effet extérieur.

C'est mon opinion...

Lighter
Nov 4th, 2012, 10:11 AM
So, as expected, Marion could play as many MM'S on clay as wanted...No more limits in 2013

Alizé Molik
Nov 4th, 2012, 10:28 AM
Hopefully what we were discussing previously is true and next year will be big for her.

Ferg
Nov 4th, 2012, 01:15 PM
I think no restriction on the MM's will be better for her.

Singleniacki
Nov 4th, 2012, 01:30 PM
This was a Bipolar year.

Some highlights:
- GS QF US Open (Peak Marion up until the rain delay against Sharapova, defeat over Kvitova)
- PM SF Miami (Win over world #1 Vika win streak)
- PM QF Indian Wells
- P F Paris (Great comeback against Vinci in the QF)
- P F Carlsbad (Played horrendously but still managed to get revenge on Mchale in an epic)
- P5 S Doha
- PM S Beijing
- CHR at #7

Low Points
- 3rd loss to Zheng at AO
- 2nd round loss to Martic at FO
- 2nd round loss to Lucic at Wim
- 4 match losing streak during the clay season (Stuttgart to Barthel, Madrid to Cirstea, Rome to Georges, Brussels to U. Radwanska)
- Loss in the SF of Eastbourne to Pazsek leading 4-6 0-4 :tape:
- Early losses during the US Hardcourt season (Montreal, Stanford, Cincinatti and New Haven

Random Facts:
- Was the leader of 2012 DF by over 100 :sobbing: after being last years ace leader :lol:
- Win loss of 41-25
- Less than 50 wins away from 500
- 2 (big) top 10 wins (#1 Azarenka, #5 Kvitova)
- 6 losses to players outside the top 50

My aims for 2013:
- Reach top 8 again
- A title!
- A GS semi

Have a good offseason Marion! :D:cheer:

Marionated
Nov 4th, 2012, 07:04 PM
This was a Bipolar year.

Some highlights:
- GS QF US Open (Peak Marion up until the rain delay against Sharapova, defeat over Kvitova)
- PM SF Miami (Win over world #1 Vika win streak)
- PM QF Indian Wells
- P F Paris (Great comeback against Vinci in the QF)
- P F Carlsbad (Played horrendously but still managed to get revenge on Mchale in an epic)
- P5 S Doha
- PM S Beijing
- CHR at #7

Low Points
- 3rd loss to Zheng at AO
- 2nd round loss to Martic at FO
- 2nd round loss to Lucic at Wim
- 4 match losing streak during the clay season (Stuttgart to Barthel, Madrid to Cirstea, Rome to Georges, Brussels to U. Radwanska)
- Loss in the SF of Eastbourne to Pazsek leading 4-6 0-4 :tape:
- Early losses during the US Hardcourt season (Montreal, Stanford, Cincinatti and New Haven

Random Facts:
- Was the leader of 2012 DF by over 100 :sobbing: after being last years ace leader :lol:
- Win loss of 41-25
- Less than 50 wins away from 500
- 2 (big) top 10 wins (#1 Azarenka, #5 Kvitova)
- 6 losses to players outside the top 50

My aims for 2013:
- Reach top 8 again
- A title!
- A GS semi

Have a good offseason Marion! :D:cheer:

Great post. I would also add making over $1.2 million as a high point.

Despite all the low points, it was a good season overall, certainly better than 08 and 10. I'm so happy she completed the career QF slam. Would've loved it if she had won that Paris final, but it was a very good match at least. She fought so hard.

I have mixed feelings about losing the top 10 spot right at the end. One on hand, she can play unlimited internationals (as mentioned that could serve her well in the clay season next year) but then she doesn't have the prestige of finishing the season in the top 10. I guess she's done it twice before anyway :p

Regarding 2013- I would love if she could have another good season and gain direct entry into the YEC next year for a change. She's come so close so many times- Just pipped to the post by Hantuchova in 07, Radwanska last year and was the second alternate this year, but she needs to stop having these horrible slumps.

misty1
Nov 4th, 2012, 07:18 PM
Great post. I would also add making over $1.2 million as a high point.

Despite all the low points, it was a good season overall, certainly better than 08 and 10. I'm so happy she completed the career QF slam. Would've loved it if she had won that Paris final, but it was a very good match at least. She fought so hard.

I have mixed feelings about losing the top 10 spot right at the end. One on hand, she can play unlimited internationals (as mentioned that could serve her well in the clay season next year) but then she doesn't have the prestige of finishing the season in the top 10. I guess she's done it twice before anyway :p

Regarding 2013- I would love if she could have another good season and gain direct entry into the YEC next year for a change. She's come so close so many times- Just pipped to the post by Hantuchova in 07, Radwanska last year and was the second alternate this year, but she needs to stop having these horrible slumps.

well she's inconsistent as you said. Always has been and probably always will be. My main thing for her next year is to do better at the slams and notably wimbledon

it sucks that she's not finishing top 10 but she's only like 25 points out so she could easily get back in next season if she can out perform caroline early on

Lighter
Nov 4th, 2012, 08:19 PM
Already planned for 2013 : Paris gdf suez with Sara Errani as other headlist.

Broseghini
Nov 8th, 2012, 12:22 AM
This was a Bipolar year.

Some highlights:
- GS QF US Open (Peak Marion up until the rain delay against Sharapova, defeat over Kvitova)
- PM SF Miami (Win over world #1 Vika win streak)
- PM QF Indian Wells
- P F Paris (Great comeback against Vinci in the QF)
- P F Carlsbad (Played horrendously but still managed to get revenge on Mchale in an epic)
- P5 S Doha
- PM S Beijing
- CHR at #7

Low Points
- 3rd loss to Zheng at AO
- 2nd round loss to Martic at FO
- 2nd round loss to Lucic at Wim
- 4 match losing streak during the clay season (Stuttgart to Barthel, Madrid to Cirstea, Rome to Georges, Brussels to U. Radwanska)
- Loss in the SF of Eastbourne to Pazsek leading 4-6 0-4 :tape:
- Early losses during the US Hardcourt season (Montreal, Stanford, Cincinatti and New Haven

Random Facts:
- Was the leader of 2012 DF by over 100 :sobbing: after being last years ace leader :lol:
- Win loss of 41-25
- Less than 50 wins away from 500
- 2 (big) top 10 wins (#1 Azarenka, #5 Kvitova)
- 6 losses to players outside the top 50

My aims for 2013:
- Reach top 8 again
- A title!
- A GS semi

Have a good offseason Marion! :D:cheer:
:worship:
She was really amazing against top players but overall it was an inconsistent year :sad: She can win (or lose) for anyone :help:
I'd like to see her in Fed Cup.

Lighter
Nov 8th, 2012, 05:32 PM
As every year, Marion will play with young players of her location in France november 17th for a charity :
http://www.club.fft.fr/tc.divonne/17010115_a/cms/index_public.php?us_action=show_note_site&login_off=1&ui_id_site=1

Lighter
Nov 10th, 2012, 02:29 PM
I don't know the journalist, but i know the newspaper. It's a very serious one. When he writes : "selon nos informations", it means that he's well informed about discussions between Marion and Amélie concerning fed cup. And for him, there is no agreement for tie versus germany.

http://www.ladepeche.fr/article/2012/11/05/1481699-bartoli-vers-le-non.html

heejin
Nov 12th, 2012, 07:39 PM
I don't know the journalist, but i know the newspaper. It's a very serious one. When he writes : "selon nos informations", it means that he's well informed about discussions between Marion and Amélie concerning fed cup. And for him, there is no agreement for tie versus germany.

http://www.ladepeche.fr/article/2012/11/05/1481699-bartoli-vers-le-non.html

Bien dommage :rolleyes:
Marion, psychorigidity.

Lighter
Nov 21st, 2012, 02:35 PM
Marion with kids last saturday in Divonne les bains :
http://www.ledauphine.com/ain/2012/11/20/avec-80-enfants-marion-bartoli-anime-le-premier-volet-du-telethon