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MashaAzarenka
Dec 30th, 2012, 03:57 AM
Did not expect her to win this match, good for her! :bounce:

Lucyxx
Dec 30th, 2012, 03:58 AM
Now appears she'll play Petra R2, interesting match.

Really like the way Nastya took care of her serve.

edificio
Dec 30th, 2012, 04:01 AM
Only two DFs? :) Way to go, Pavsy. :D Sorry, Lucie. :sad:

MashaAzarenka
Dec 30th, 2012, 04:02 AM
Her serve looked better than it has in a long time!

SilverPersian
Dec 30th, 2012, 04:03 AM
I have a feeling we might be seeing Pavs in the top 15 again this year.

Stonerpova
Dec 30th, 2012, 04:04 AM
YAAAAAS :sobbing:

Melange
Dec 30th, 2012, 04:05 AM
:speakles: the coach actually did some improvement?

Tennis Fool
Dec 30th, 2012, 04:06 AM
Happy for Pavs, sad for Lucie, who had QF Auckland points to defend.

Berlin_Calling
Dec 30th, 2012, 04:06 AM
Many more aces than double faults :drool: Looking fitter as well! :cool: Can't wait for the showdown against Kvitova.

Sylvester
Dec 30th, 2012, 04:06 AM
I watched the whole match. It was pretty much a serving contest, with both players serving ridiculously well on a court that is known for being very fast (much faster than the centre court).

Both players won their service games very easily throughout the whole match on 2/3 shots points all the time. Pavlyuchenkova served so well that she outserved Hradecka most of the match and also looked a bit better on the rare baseline rallies.

Only 3 breaks of serve in 27 games shows how much this match was serve-dominant. Hradecka looked really good like a top 25/30 player that she is on her best, while Pavlyuchenkova looked her best in years really. Only 2 double faults on a very windy day shows a lot of progress in comparison to the past season.

If she plays like she did today, Pavlyuchenkova vs Kvitova will be an excellent match to follow. And another serving contest by the way! :lol:

F4CU
Dec 30th, 2012, 04:14 AM
nice win

Lucyxx
Dec 30th, 2012, 04:14 AM
All of Nastya's last five hard court matches vs. Petra featured at least a tiebreak or went three sets.

6-3 7-6(4) Cincinnati 2012 Kvitova
6-4 6-7(7) 6-0 Miami 2011 Pavlyuchenkova
6-4 4-6 6-2 Brisbane 2011 Kvitova
1-6 7-5 6-3 Hobart 2009 Kvitova
6-4 2-6 7-6(7) Bratislava 2008 Pavlyuchenkova

Stonerpova
Dec 30th, 2012, 04:17 AM
Ok now that I've composed myself I'd say she looks fitter and her serve looked better than I've seen it in 18 months or so. Really exciting :cheer:

Harry.
Dec 30th, 2012, 04:32 AM
Yeyy. Really looked like she could be in danger, early stages of the third. She looks so much fitter now. And the serve looks promising. I know she was playing against Lucie "I Can't Return To Save My Life" Hradecka, but I mean, she lost only a single point on serve in the first set. Impressive. Hopefully she continues to build. :D

Reptilia
Dec 30th, 2012, 04:58 AM
:cheer:

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 30th, 2012, 06:27 AM
nice to see Nastya off to a winning start :)

chingching
Dec 30th, 2012, 07:16 AM
Was this streamed or was it actually televised :eek:
It's good they are showing outside courts given that a few years ago they would have been on centre court :)
Sydney needs to learn :)

Kəv.
Dec 30th, 2012, 07:23 AM
They showed set point on tv, I thought Pavs looked a bit fitter

chingching
Dec 30th, 2012, 07:26 AM
They showed set point on tv, I thought Pavs looked a bit fitter

Yeah I saw that too but I didn't think that they were showing the whole match :eek:

borrowedheaven
Dec 30th, 2012, 07:29 AM
Oh, this is goood news :inlove: congrats Pavs!

A-Bond
Dec 30th, 2012, 07:57 AM
Nastia!! Great to start the new year with a win and it seems like you really worked a bit during the off season! GL vs Petra! :D

Sombrerero loco
Dec 30th, 2012, 08:02 AM
not a very impressive performance. lets see vs kvitova

Tuckii
Dec 30th, 2012, 08:59 AM
Nice start into the new year :D
Hoping for a nice AO :kiss:

deliverance.
Dec 30th, 2012, 09:13 AM
Hradecka... :facepalm:

But nice to see Pavlyuchenkova in good shape :yeah:

Pops Maellard
Dec 30th, 2012, 09:25 AM
Please have a better year than last year Bakery :cheer:.

C. Drone
Dec 30th, 2012, 09:44 AM
Did not expect her to win this match, good for her! :bounce:
Even if you think she really sucks, I mean... its Hradecka and not someone actually good.
I watched the whole match. It was pretty much a serving contest, with both players serving ridiculously well on a court that is known for being very fast (much faster than the centre court).

Both players won their service games very easily throughout the whole match on 2/3 shots points all the time. Pavlyuchenkova served so well that she outserved Hradecka most of the match and also looked a bit better on the rare baseline rallies.

Only 3 breaks of serve in 27 games shows how much this match was serve-dominant. Hradecka looked really good like a top 25/30 player that she is on her best, while Pavlyuchenkova looked her best in years really. Only 2 double faults on a very windy day shows a lot of progress in comparison to the past season.

If she plays like she did today, Pavlyuchenkova vs Kvitova will be an excellent match to follow. And another serving contest by the way! :lol:
A kinda doubt that.
Hradecka has bigger serve than Kvitova, even if the latter probably use it better.
And Kvitova is returning much better than Hradecka.
I'd expect 3-4 break in each set. :shrug:

Tennis Fool
Dec 30th, 2012, 09:50 AM
All of Nastya's last five hard court matches vs. Petra featured at least a tiebreak or went three sets.

6-3 7-6(4) Cincinnati 2012 Kvitova
6-4 6-7(7) 6-0 Miami 2011 Pavlyuchenkova
6-4 4-6 6-2 Brisbane 2011 Kvitova
1-6 7-5 6-3 Hobart 2009 Kvitova
6-4 2-6 7-6(7) Bratislava 2008 Pavlyuchenkova

How many match points did she waste in the last three :help:

Michael!
Dec 30th, 2012, 09:59 AM
won 45/49 pts (92%) on 1st serve and only 2 DFs, good start into 2013 for Pavly :cheer:

Ana'sProcess
Dec 30th, 2012, 10:04 AM
Oh I knew it. At first point, I put Pavlychenkova as the winner, but I came back to FITD to edit just to put Hradecka as the winner. Huuh

RR-87
Dec 30th, 2012, 11:08 AM
Nastya :yeah:

Yoncé
Dec 30th, 2012, 11:58 AM
YAAAS wasn't expecting a win :hearts: Pavs looked fitter from what I saw and only 2 DFs :worship:

StoneRose
Dec 30th, 2012, 12:46 PM
:cheer::cheer::cheer:

Lachy
Dec 30th, 2012, 12:55 PM
Pavs was in amazing physical shape! Looking forward to this season :dance:

misty1
Dec 30th, 2012, 01:00 PM
good win pavs:)

dsanders06
Dec 30th, 2012, 02:27 PM
Rounding into form just in time to challenge for the AO title :cheer:

Mynarco
Dec 30th, 2012, 02:27 PM
YASS Pav:inlove:

GOATdin0931
Dec 30th, 2012, 02:28 PM
Lucie :hug:

The Dawntreader
Dec 30th, 2012, 02:30 PM
2013 really is the time for her to get her shit together. Her '12 season was just a waste of epic failsome proportions.

I've always felt Babyfat could do well on these kinds of courts.

Belmont Lad
Dec 30th, 2012, 04:44 PM
Pavs! :yeah:

Cosmic Voices
Dec 30th, 2012, 04:46 PM
Pav's first serve percentage in the first set, and overall, was sensational :hearts:

Vikkiri.
Dec 30th, 2012, 05:00 PM
PAV :cheer:

Moo_21
Dec 30th, 2012, 06:41 PM
A really promising win for Pav!

Jack.
Dec 30th, 2012, 07:44 PM
*Insert speal about how Pavs is back and will win 50 slams and be top 5 by the end of 2013*