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peanuts
Jan 2nd, 2013, 03:01 AM
No one even bothered to make one. :lol: So I'm making it! :p

Hope to see Flavia back again on court! :bounce: And not just in her Twitter pics. :oh: :haha:

Zamboni
Jan 2nd, 2013, 04:58 AM
Maybe we didn't make one cause she ain't playing yet:nerner:

peanuts
Jan 2nd, 2013, 05:28 AM
:oh: It's not like she won't start playing again until 2014. :nerner: And I wanted to be able to open a cheering thread before she retires.

peanuts
Jan 2nd, 2013, 07:15 AM
Let's start off with some pics! :cheer: Stolen from someone's chat thread. :angel: Thanks Linda. :oh:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/64549_521808931184893_319311703_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/309372_521808937851559_562251565_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/16715_521809014518218_281396214_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/423735_521809017851551_1568966473_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/386718_521809051184881_854057926_n.jpg

FORZA SARITA
Jan 2nd, 2013, 11:18 AM
i guess that guy is Poto's brother :lol:

Fantasy Hero
Jan 2nd, 2013, 02:24 PM
she looks thinner, doesn't she? :unsure:

peanuts
Jan 4th, 2013, 06:25 AM
I thought she looks like she's carrying a bit more weight in her tummy but that's just me. :lol:

Zamboni
Jan 4th, 2013, 06:58 AM
I thought she looks like she's carrying a bit more weight in her tummy but that's just me. :lol:
Aren't you confusing her with Gisela?:angel:

peanuts
Jan 4th, 2013, 07:35 AM
Aren't you confusing her with Gisela?:angel:

:lol: I still can't believe what happened in twitter. :awww: I made Flavia cry and I just wanted to give you a Christmas present and do a fun video abt Gisela and Dulketta. :lol:

Fantasy Hero
Jan 4th, 2013, 02:12 PM
what happened? :sobbing:

peanuts
Jan 4th, 2013, 02:46 PM
what happened? :sobbing:

It's nothing bad Gaspa. :lol: She watched the Gisela (and Flavia) video that I made and she said it made her cry. :awww:

Gisela Dulko ‏@gidulko
“@manuela5_: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=dL7H7ZRArN8 … … un pequeño tributo para @gidulko vos te mereres esto y mas! idola.”// graciasssss!!!!muy lindo


Flavia Pennetta ‏@flavia_pennetta
@gidulko http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=dL7H7ZRArN8 … un pequeño tributo para @gidulko vos te mereres esto y mas! idola.”// graciasssss!!!!muy lindo! È io piango 😭

bdave351
Jan 5th, 2013, 12:00 AM
It was a great video :)

F4CU
Jan 5th, 2013, 07:06 PM
she play in 2013? AO?
I want play doubles con Sveta

Fantasy Hero
Jan 5th, 2013, 08:40 PM
no, she ain't flying to Australia, comeback is set for Bogota now

crazillo
Jan 16th, 2013, 07:43 PM
Why does she always tweet in Italian? I'd really like to know what she is saying more often.
But cool pic of her training today with Nadal on the next court. :) Wrist still taped though.

Pax
Jan 16th, 2013, 09:44 PM
Can anyone tell me why was Gabriel Urpi in Alize Cornet's box today in the Rod Laver Arena?
Flavia is training in Barcelona. Why is he in Melbourne? Why not with Flavia?

Chichi GOAT
Jan 16th, 2013, 11:59 PM
Can anyone tell me why was Gabriel Urpi in Alize Cornet's box today in the Rod Laver Arena?
Flavia is training in Barcelona. Why is he in Melbourne? Why not with Flavia?

As far as I know he's not Flavia's coach anymore. Since September of last year actually.
Not sure about the new coach...

Zamboni
Jan 17th, 2013, 04:57 AM
He's now working with the French Fed Cup team.

Fantasy Hero
Jan 17th, 2013, 06:39 AM
do we have an idea of who's this new coach is? :unsure:

Zamboni
Jan 17th, 2013, 06:42 AM
Former coach of Robredo and Ferrero, apparently.:shrug:

Pax
Jan 17th, 2013, 01:45 PM
Oh yes I found this:
"A former top-ranked doubles player and Top 10 singles player, Pennetta was beset with injuries in 2012. She also told the newspaper that she has split from longtime coach Gabriel Urpi and will begin to work with Karim Perona and Salva Navarra, who once worked with Juan Carlos Ferrero and Tommy Robredo."

But they were such a good team with Urpi :sad:

crazillo
Jan 20th, 2013, 06:50 PM
Well it's surprising to see her with a new coach so late in her career. But maybe this is just what she needs, some fresh air. She has said she wants to come back stronger than ever, so we'll see.

Do you guys think this is her last year BTW?

Fantasy Hero
Jan 20th, 2013, 08:14 PM
new coach, not a full year...I think she'll try one more :unsure:

DomenicDemaria
Jan 21st, 2013, 07:09 AM
She should play the MM YEC since she is not good enough needed for Fed Cup and hawing returning to the MM tour

DomenicDemaria
Jan 21st, 2013, 07:11 AM
If she doesn't win a MM to earn her place she can get a wild card by sleeping with the tournament director like Ivanovic and Hantuchova.

Fantasy Hero
Jan 21st, 2013, 12:03 PM
She should play the MM YEC since she is not good enough needed for Fed Cup and hawing returning to the MM tour

:hysteric: but you are right and she deserves to go there after having been robbed of that place a couple times

If she doesn't win a MM to earn her place she can get a wild card by sleeping with the tournament director like Ivanovic and Hantuchova.

http://i42.tinypic.com/21domli.gif

Fantasy Hero
Jan 22nd, 2013, 08:48 AM
according to her site she's training with a special hitting partner: Rafa :eek:

MAGIKARPETTA
Jan 22nd, 2013, 09:42 AM
according to her site she's training with a special hitting partner: Rafa :eek:

According to twitter too :p

Fantasy Hero
Jan 22nd, 2013, 09:47 AM
maybe she will finally learn how to deal with pushers and left handed players :oh:

Zamboni
Jan 23rd, 2013, 09:45 AM
While we're waiting for Bogota....

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BBSPPN1CAAIoymj.jpg:large

:oh:

peanuts
Jan 23rd, 2013, 01:57 PM
Cute! She looks like a boy there and big nose too. :lol: Roby has big ears. :tape: :lol:

Zamboni
Jan 23rd, 2013, 02:03 PM
Don't tell me you didn't notice about Roby before? :p
Well, her ears are not so big anymore (they stop growing at a younger age than the rest of your body) but still. ;)

Flavia looks like she had a nose job later.:lol: :oh:

Fantasy Hero
Jan 23rd, 2013, 03:59 PM
outfits from the 90s :hysteric:

Dado90
Jan 24th, 2013, 04:23 PM
even Stephens in a Slam SF :hysteric: I can't guys, seriously :rolleyes:
Flavia :awww: :sad: :sobbing: :facepalm: :mad:

crazillo
Jan 24th, 2013, 04:49 PM
even Stephens in a Slam SF :hysteric: I can't guys, seriously :rolleyes:
Flavia :awww: :sad: :sobbing: :facepalm: :mad:

Seems my faves never get this far (Maleeva, Pennetta) :sad:

Fantasy Hero
Jan 24th, 2013, 07:24 PM
even Stephens in a Slam SF :hysteric: I can't guys, seriously :rolleyes:
Flavia :awww: :sad: :sobbing: :facepalm: :mad:

ok that Sloane improved lately, but I think that not more than last year she schooled her :hysteric:

Zamboni
Jan 24th, 2013, 07:32 PM
È finita anche questa giornata!l'allenamento e'andato bene,ho giocato il primo set dopo più di 5 mesi:)


*lowers expectations for Bogota* *wait I didn't have any in the first place*

Fantasy Hero
Jan 24th, 2013, 07:35 PM
:spit: first set played :eek:

ok, Bogota will be a very short week :sobbing:

Fantasy Hero
Feb 17th, 2013, 08:31 PM
(1)Jelena Jankovic (SRB) v Julia Cohen (USA)
Estrella Cabeza Candela (ESP) v (wc)Mariana Duque-Marino (COL)
Maria Joao Koehler (POR) v Alexandra Cadantu (ROU)
Q v (7)Pauline Parmentier (FRA)

(3)Lourdes Dominguez Lino (ESP) v (wc)Catalina Castano (COL)
Eva Birnerova (CZE) v Karin Knapp (ITA)
Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino (ESP) v (wc)Yuliana Lizarazo (COL)
Alexandra Panova (RUS) v (5)Flavia Pennetta (ITA)

(6)Arantxa Rus (NED) v Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor (ESP)
Stephanie Dubois (CAN) v Mathilde Johansson (FRA)
Nina Bratchikova (RUS) v Paula Ormaechea (ARG)
Q v (4)Francesca Schiavone (ITA)

(8)Timea Babos (HUN) v Q
Tatjana Malek (GER) v Mandy Minella (LUX)
Yvonne Meusburger (AUT) v Q
Elina Svitolina (UKR) v (2)Alize Cornet (FRA)


after 6 months off she comes back and she's still seeded...your fave could neva :hearts: but she's so getting bitchslapped by journey-woman Panova :hysteric:

Zamboni
Feb 19th, 2013, 07:59 AM
She's back tonight!! :bounce: :cheer:

peanuts
Feb 19th, 2013, 08:45 AM
after 6 months off she comes back and she's still seeded...your fave could neva :hearts: but she's so getting bitchslapped by journey-woman Panova :hysteric:
MM Queen should be seeded. :hearts:
Nooo! :lol: I want to believe she'll win! :rocker2: :lol:

MAGIKARPETTA
Feb 19th, 2013, 06:00 PM
We all back here too :p

:wavey:

Fantasy Hero
Feb 19th, 2013, 06:19 PM
first match and I can't watch it :o

but maybe it's better :angel:

Dado90
Feb 19th, 2013, 08:21 PM
here we are :cheer: even if I expect a beatdown :o

Dado90
Feb 19th, 2013, 08:39 PM
simply awful as regards BH :sad:

Young 8
Feb 19th, 2013, 09:52 PM
Bueno Flavia, bueno

MAGIKARPETTA
Feb 19th, 2013, 10:43 PM
:sad: She's back :cheer:

Fantasy Hero
Feb 19th, 2013, 10:45 PM
:tears: so happy...and she didn't play half as bad as I believed her to :hearts:

closed with an ace :hearts: welcome back Flavia, you've been missed, not just by fans, but the whole wta :inlove:

FORZA SARITA
Feb 19th, 2013, 10:49 PM
she really played better than expected :eek: and most important she's hungry of wins :drool:

LegionArgentina
Feb 20th, 2013, 12:28 AM
She is back with a win :cheer:

Srodgers
Feb 20th, 2013, 04:12 AM
That win was her 500th by the way ;)

Joins exclusive company!

Zamboni
Feb 20th, 2013, 07:58 AM
Flavia :hearts: :cheer:
I couldn't stay up to watch the entire match :( but it was sooo good to see her back on a tennis court.:hearts:

MAGIKARPETTA
Feb 20th, 2013, 09:02 AM
She had some moments in which she was missing every ball but it's normal. I agree when you say that she played better then expected, all in all.

In the end of the match she showed also some BH of the past :drool:

And yeah, she looks hungrier :devil:

Dado90
Feb 20th, 2013, 09:56 AM
she really played better than expected :eek: and most important she's hungry of wins :drool:

:yeah: :cheer: :worship:

FORZA SARITA
Feb 20th, 2013, 02:37 PM
Flavia :hearts: :cheer:
I couldn't stay up to watch the entire match :( but it was sooo good to see her back on a tennis court.:hearts:

so you stay up all night for Sara and can't stay up till 11pm for Flavia?:p:oh:
500th wins :eek:

Zamboni
Feb 20th, 2013, 02:44 PM
so you stay up all night for Sara and can't stay up till 11pm for Flavia?:p:oh:
500th wins :eek:
I'm sick and in pain and already wanted to go to bed at 7.30PM.:tears: A set and a half was the maximum I could do.:awww:



500th win is amazing:bowdown:

Fantasy Hero
Feb 20th, 2013, 03:26 PM
500 :eek: :bowdown: not somany active players can say the same :hearts:

FORZA SARITA
Feb 20th, 2013, 05:40 PM
Kremer has 490 wins so :oh:

Fantasy Hero
Feb 20th, 2013, 05:44 PM
Kremer played with Navratilova already right? :haha:

peanuts
Feb 21st, 2013, 10:37 AM
Kremer has 490 wins so :oh:

Fran. :haha:

Still a good achievement for Flavia. :yeah:

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Dado90
Feb 21st, 2013, 05:33 PM
Terrible the way Flavia lost this match :sad: she totally turned off at the beginning of 3rd set :rolleyes:
Her BH is really weak at the moment, Lara insisted playing on it and it gave fruits. The only positive thing is the fighting spirit recovering second set from 03 down :hearts:

Iblis
Feb 22nd, 2013, 02:06 PM
Terrible the way Flavia lost this match :sad: she totally turned off at the beginning of 3rd set :rolleyes:
Her BH is really weak at the moment, Lara insisted playing on it and it gave fruits. The only positive thing is the fighting spirit recupering second set from 03 down :hearts:
Recupering? recovering. :lol:
Anyway, we should give her time to improve, let's be optimistic about her future.

Fantasy Hero
Feb 22nd, 2013, 02:14 PM
Recupering? recovering. :lol:
Anyway, we should give her time to improve, let's be optimistic about her future.

I am very optimistic to be honest. She's been playing great tennis, just at random...she needs match practice and let's not forget clay isn't her best surface and in bogota it's even harder to play well given the extreme conditions ;)

Dado90
Feb 22nd, 2013, 02:39 PM
Recupering? recovering. :lol:
Anyway, we should give her time to improve, let's be optimistic about her future.

:lol: :oh:

peanuts
Feb 23rd, 2013, 12:25 PM
I am very optimistic to be honest. She's been playing great tennis, just at random...she needs match practice and let's not forget clay isn't her best surface and in bogota it's even harder to play well given the extreme conditions ;)

Gaspa have you seen her Bogota matches? Can you say she's at least back at half of her good level?

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Fantasy Hero
Feb 23rd, 2013, 12:32 PM
yes I've seen both (actually only the 3rd set of her match against Panova) :lol:

I think she's very irregular, she goes from moment in which she is 70%-80% to moments in which she's far lower 30...she needs practice I guess, but it's all good IMO :)

peanuts
Feb 23rd, 2013, 12:48 PM
yes I've seen both (actually only the 3rd set of her match against Panova) :lol:

I think she's very irregular, she goes from moment in which she is 70%-80% to moments in which she's far lower 30...she needs practice I guess, but it's all good IMO :)

So you also saw her get a bagel. :lol: Thanks. ;)

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Fantasy Hero
Feb 23rd, 2013, 12:56 PM
So you also saw her get a bagel. :lol: Thanks. ;)

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she more or less fed herself with it, she completely runned out of gas and broke down mentally, but that's easy to expect...she went *40-0 with terrific shots in the first game, Lara did nothing but Flavia got broken thanks to a couple of silly mistakes, fought hard to break back and had some chances but wasted them...on *0-2 I think she got a little frustrated and made too many mistakes and 3 or 4 DF :lol: then it was just a will to leave to court as fast as possible I guess

Fantasy Hero
Feb 25th, 2013, 08:47 AM
against LDL :o
her week will be rather short I guess :o

FORZA SARITA
Feb 25th, 2013, 07:16 PM
for sure she'll have sex on court today :cheer:

Zamboni
Feb 26th, 2013, 08:23 AM
She lost to Lourdes.:sad:

:wavey: ranking. 89 in TBEs ranking now.

Fantasy Hero
Feb 26th, 2013, 08:44 AM
Losing to her punchbag :sobbing: still a long way to go...

DomenicDemaria
Feb 26th, 2013, 10:06 AM
LDL has been in reasonable form lately so it's not too bad considering Fla just came back. Would be alarmed on a hard court. It's going to take a while to find form. Hopefully she doesn't lose heart in the meantime.

FORZA SARITA
Feb 26th, 2013, 10:35 AM
sadly not that shocking because even a fit Flavia would have problems against LDL and Arrablablabla :o

Fantasy Hero
Feb 26th, 2013, 10:44 AM
Arrablablabla

http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j480/wcreid41/ts2woodyicant.gif

peanuts
Feb 26th, 2013, 03:13 PM
sadly not that shocking because even a fit Flavia would have problems against LDL and Arrablablabla :o

:spit: :rolls:

Flavia losing to a player she has a 6-1 H2H record. :sad: But yeah this comeback ain't going to be easy. :p

FORZA SARITA
Feb 26th, 2013, 06:03 PM
btw i think even during her big slump in 2007 she wasn't ranked so low :o hope she enters the ITF during 2nd week of IW :unsure:

Fantasy Hero
Feb 26th, 2013, 06:37 PM
I don't think she will :sobbing: though she totally should

Zamboni
Feb 26th, 2013, 06:44 PM
btw i think even during her big slump in 2007 she wasn't ranked so low :o hope she enters the ITF during 2nd week of IW :unsure:
I believe she was 91 after Wimbledon 2007.:sobbing: I don't want to know where she will be now if she doesn't get some points before Rome:bolt:

peanuts
Feb 27th, 2013, 01:34 PM
It will be a good idea to enter some ITFs. Maybe get some more matchplay and gain confidence. :p

FORZA SARITA
Feb 28th, 2013, 03:18 PM
I believe she was 91 after Wimbledon 2007.:sobbing: I don't want to know where she will be now if she doesn't get some points before Rome:bolt:

i remember she was around 85/90 but i could be wrong :lol: and then she played ITF Biella and didn't even win it :oh:

Fantasy Hero
Feb 28th, 2013, 03:23 PM
are there ITF in the second week of IW in the nearby?

Zamboni
Feb 28th, 2013, 05:08 PM
i remember she was around 85/90 but i could be wrong :lol: and then she played ITF Biella and didn't even win it :oh:
Lost to Radwanska :lol:

crazillo
Mar 5th, 2013, 01:05 AM
Well she can always use a Protected Ranking after Rome if she needs to.

She drew Fran in Indian Wells... Good and bad draw both a the same time. Oh and Sharapova waits in R2.

Zamboni
Mar 5th, 2013, 08:04 AM
:smash::smash::smash::smash:

On the other hand, she may just have gotten one of the few players in worse form than her.

FORZA SARITA
Mar 5th, 2013, 10:47 AM
are there ITF in the second week of IW in the nearby?

there's a 100K in Bahamas i think..

FORZA SARITA
Mar 5th, 2013, 10:48 AM
no, there are only 10Ks during that week :o of course :o

crazillo
Mar 6th, 2013, 01:50 AM
Doubles partnership with Sexlana also begins. :D

peanuts
Mar 7th, 2013, 01:27 PM
Oooh almost forgot she's still also playing doubles. Sveta is a good doubles player. Be interesting to see how it works out for them. :D

Flavia playing 10Ks. :lol: :o

Fantasy Hero
Mar 7th, 2013, 01:28 PM
losing to Sexa on HC is a very bad sign honestly, even though I believe it was her first week on HC since the injury :unsure:

hopefully she gets a few wins in doubles and starts getting back, because from her first tournament it seems things are getting worse instead of improving :unsure:

peanuts
Mar 7th, 2013, 01:46 PM
Did you see the match Gaspa? ;)

Fran is terrible in HC but IW courts plays slow so it might have help her more.

Fantasy Hero
Mar 7th, 2013, 01:53 PM
no, there are no streamings, but she served for the first set :sobbing:

peanuts
Mar 7th, 2013, 02:15 PM
Aw Flavia. :awww:

chmath
Mar 7th, 2013, 11:01 PM
Aw indeed... Good job with the thread Karla, never saw it up until your mail!

LegionArgentina
Mar 8th, 2013, 09:25 PM
Flavia lost in doubles too :sad:

Fantasy Hero
Mar 18th, 2013, 03:37 PM
do we have an idea of where is she playing next to Miami? :unsure:

I thought she might play charleston, but she's not there...

Escape
Mar 18th, 2013, 04:59 PM
Don't know as she is not playing Monterrey.

Fantasy Hero
Mar 18th, 2013, 05:50 PM
[1] S.Williams vs. BYE
Pennetta vs. Larsson

ok :tears: there's something that doesn't want Flavia to have any chance :spit:

Zamboni
Mar 18th, 2013, 06:16 PM
Not sure if she's entered anywhere at all. :(

Let's try and beat Larsson first - she's not playing as bad as she was a while ago.

Fantasy Hero
Mar 18th, 2013, 06:27 PM
JoLa is playing pretty well and her BH was good against Sara, I don't think Flavia stands much chances

crazillo
Mar 18th, 2013, 07:07 PM
Flavia keeps getting shitty draws. :o

I can see her play each and every week on European clay though. :lol:

Fantasy Hero
Mar 18th, 2013, 07:08 PM
Flavia tweeted she's playing tomorrow already :eek:

crazillo
Mar 18th, 2013, 07:43 PM
WTF? :eek:

Fantasy Hero
Mar 19th, 2013, 08:09 AM
2nd match on grandstand :eek: and no stream I guess :spit:

crazillo
Mar 19th, 2013, 12:12 PM
Really hope Flavia can at least win one match here. :shrug:

Fantasy Hero
Mar 19th, 2013, 09:45 PM
6-4 6-1 :cheer:

shame she won't be able to do much against Serena...but at least she'll be on center court again :)

MAGIKARPETTA
Mar 19th, 2013, 10:21 PM
:cheer:

Now win a game please :)

Escape
Mar 20th, 2013, 12:58 PM
Not sure if she's entered anywhere at all. :(


She's the 35th alternate for Estoril :tape:

Good win against Larsson :)

crazillo
Mar 21st, 2013, 12:30 PM
Hoping for some WCs.

Fantasy Hero
Mar 21st, 2013, 01:42 PM
where do you think will she use her SR? :unsure:

I mean, in Rome she will get a WC :unsure:

crazillo
Mar 21st, 2013, 02:40 PM
I think she should definitely try to play as much as possible, but she should use SR for bigger tournaments like Madrid, Stuttgart. On the other hand she just needs matches so maybe it would be wise to use it at events like Estoril.... Does she play in Poland?

Petkovic
Mar 21st, 2013, 03:08 PM
Hopefully there will be a stream for tonight. Not expecting much, but it will be good practice for Flavia ;)

Petkovic
Mar 21st, 2013, 05:39 PM
She's also playing doubles with Kuzy

Zamboni
Mar 21st, 2013, 07:08 PM
where do you think will she use her SR? :unsure:

I mean, in Rome she will get a WC :unsure:
I forgot she has a SR. That's a relief for RG.:oh:

Fantasy Hero
Mar 21st, 2013, 08:14 PM
she's fighting like a tiger against Serena...every game to the advantages and had 7 BP...of course all wasted and Serena is flying in the score, but it seems like a true match

wiwa
Mar 21st, 2013, 09:40 PM
A pitty I couldnt see it. Hope she is really woke up now

What is an SR?

DomenicDemaria
Mar 24th, 2013, 01:09 AM
A pitty I couldnt see it. Hope she is really woke up now

What is an SR?

Special Ranking. You get it when you don't play for six months. It is the ranking you had at your last tournament and you can enter tournaments with that ranking. I think there is a limit (I think 10) on how many times you use it and you have to use them within a year. I am also pretty sure you can only use it for only one grand slam. So she will probably have to qualify for Wimbledon :tape:

DomenicDemaria
Mar 24th, 2013, 01:10 AM
Good win in doubles :bounce:

Fantasy Hero
Mar 24th, 2013, 09:18 AM
that's a very good win indeed :cheer:

Flavia needs all the match practice possible :) and most of all I am sure she has a lot of fun with Sveta

Zamboni
Mar 24th, 2013, 10:56 AM
Special Ranking. You get it when you don't play for six months. It is the ranking you had at your last tournament and you can enter tournaments with that ranking. I think there is a limit (I think 10) on how many times you use it and you have to use them within a year. I am also pretty sure you can only use it for only one grand slam. So she will probably have to qualify for Wimbledon :tape:
So if she keeps her ranking above 108 until the week of Fed Cup, she better save her SR for Wimbledon - Rome points are coming off in the meantime so she's definitely likely to need it then.:tape:


And good win in doubles indeed. :)
I can feel this team. :cool:

Fantasy Hero
Mar 24th, 2013, 11:39 AM
it was posted on Alex D. page, since she's going through a similar comeback:

Here for SR:

Definition: A player’s Special Ranking will be the ranking she earned immediately after the points of the last Tournament she played has been added to the WTA Tour Rankings.
Number of Tournaments: A player will be granted eight(8)Tournaments in which to use her Special Ranking.

And here for WC:

Wild Card Maximum: Except as otherwise set forth herein, the maximum number of Wild Cards a player may receive into Premier and International Tournaments and Grand Slams during a Tour Year is six (6), with a maximum of three (3) allowed in the Main Draw. Notwithstanding the foregoing, a player shall not be precluded from accepting Wild Cards into Grand Slams after she has reached the maximum. Wild Cards accepted into ITF Women’s Circuit events and WTA$125Ks count separately. The maximum number of Wild Cards a player may receive into WTA $125Ks during the calendar year is three(3). These Wild Cards are in addition to the maximum number of Wild Cards allowed in Premier/International Tournaments.

wiwa
Mar 27th, 2013, 09:37 PM
Thank you Dom and Gaspa for the update.

Would be great if there was no limitation for number of GS on SR, means she would be seeded on any, I suppose.

And her matches would be broadcasted hopefully :armed:

Fantasy Hero
Mar 27th, 2013, 09:38 PM
I don't she SE counts for the seeding...if I am not wrong it's only for the EL.

Anw Kuznetta is in the SF :cheer:

Zamboni
Mar 27th, 2013, 09:42 PM
I don't she SE counts for the seeding...if I am not wrong it's only for the EL.

Anw Kuznetta is in the SF :cheer:
That's what I thought as well. ;)
So she needs to get in the MD at RG, so she can use her SR at Wimbledon and play her favourite tournament the week before Wimbledon (instead of having to go and qualify in London). :angel:
I got it all worked out.:angel:


:cheer: I'm liking this team already.

Fantasy Hero
Mar 27th, 2013, 09:43 PM
:oh: Linda :lol: hopefully she gets a few wins in both though

Zamboni
Mar 27th, 2013, 09:55 PM
:oh: Linda :lol: hopefully she gets a few wins in both though
Well, with Sara not being allowed to play Rosmalen, Flavia really better show up :bigcry:
Wins in RG won't help her getting into Wimbledon MD though. ;)

RG list is out the week of Fed Cup. I think Flavia has nothing coming off before then (maybe Barcelona, I'm a bit confused) and she's at 105 now, so she could well make that.
And she actually might get lucky for Wimbledon as well - looks like Rome comes off the week after Wimbledon lists are out. Pfew.:lol:

wiwa
Mar 27th, 2013, 10:08 PM
Semifinal :cheer:

I`m enjoying the new scoreboard on the WTA site already.

Linda, sounds like you have everything under contol. Can you even make that she is broadcasted? :lol:

Dado90
Mar 31st, 2013, 02:21 PM
Has anyone news about next tournments Flavia will play?? :rolleyes: :lol:

Fantasy Hero
Mar 31st, 2013, 05:25 PM
of course not :lol:

Zamboni
Mar 31st, 2013, 08:23 PM
She's in Madrid with her SR, so she'll probably do the same in Rome.

Who knows what else.:lol:

Fantasy Hero
Mar 31st, 2013, 08:29 PM
^ :lol: God only knows :haha:

well, probably she'll take some more time to practice, which isn't bad considered how much practice she did :lol:

peanuts
Apr 2nd, 2013, 01:00 PM
Yay for Kuznetta getting to SF! :cheer: Now Flavia win more matches in singles! :p :cheer:

crazillo
Apr 15th, 2013, 10:45 AM
She's not in Stuttgart due to Fed Cup. :sad:

Fantasy Hero
Apr 15th, 2013, 10:57 AM
aren't the two in different weeks? :unsure:

and she should better play Marrakesh IMO


anw interesting stat on HC GS since 2011:

http://img4.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/03843ybsg9r6.jpg

it's the ratio per point :eek:

MAGIKARPETTA
Apr 15th, 2013, 11:52 AM
Her schedule:
Fed Cup, Marrakesh, Estoril, Madrid, Roma, FO

Fantasy Hero
Apr 15th, 2013, 12:11 PM
Her schedule:
Fed Cup, Marrakesh, Estoril, Madrid, Roma, FO

where did you get this info?
she's not in the entry of Marrakesh :unsure:

MAGIKARPETTA
Apr 15th, 2013, 05:49 PM
where did you get this info?
she's not in the entry of Marrakesh :unsure:

Here :p http://video.gazzetta.it/errani-pennetta-l-italia-c-e/6860b064-a39a-11e2-a708-8fb663b8d996

Fantasy Hero
Apr 16th, 2013, 07:55 AM
Here :p http://video.gazzetta.it/errani-pennetta-l-italia-c-e/6860b064-a39a-11e2-a708-8fb663b8d996

she's just so lovely :hearts:

she's first ALT for MD in Marrakesh though :unsure:

wiwa
Apr 16th, 2013, 09:52 PM
aren't the two in different weeks? :unsure:

and she should better play Marrakesh IMO


anw interesting stat on HC GS since 2011:

http://img4.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/03843ybsg9r6.jpg

it's the ratio per point :eek:

Where did you get these stats? (HC GS???)

Interesting how many of them have not been in the top ten. I wonder what these stats would look like for just the Premier tour. :tape:

Fantasy Hero
Apr 16th, 2013, 10:00 PM
there was a thead on GM...a guy had the patience to do it all :eek:

peanuts
Apr 17th, 2013, 03:18 AM
OMG someone actually did a ratio per point analysis? :eek: Amazing. :lol:

Hope Flavia gets into MD of Marrakesh. :cheer: Because Fran and I will be playing TT there. Irrelevant information, I know. :oh:

Zamboni
Apr 17th, 2013, 07:42 AM
Are all the WCs in Marakkesh given yet? Isn't Flavia still eligible for top20WC? Or GE at least?

Fantasy Hero
Apr 17th, 2013, 07:55 AM
I have no idea...in the video she seems pretty secure of playing, but the MD list doesn't feature her, where she is 1st MD ALT :tears:

peanuts
Apr 17th, 2013, 02:16 PM
Stupid question, why can't she play qualifying? Is it because she's a late entry?

Fantasy Hero
Apr 17th, 2013, 04:23 PM
I don't think she's a LE, I think she only entered MD and not the qualies :shrug:

Fantasy Hero
Apr 17th, 2013, 07:10 PM
Begu withdrew :) she's IN without wasting WC or SE:cheer:

Dado90
Apr 21st, 2013, 10:52 AM
I was in Palermo yesterday watching first day of Fed Cup...I miss Flavia for only 1 minute, and couldn't meet her to make a photo :sad: Afterall she was a warrior giving support especially to Roby :hearts:

Fantasy Hero
Apr 21st, 2013, 11:15 AM
Against Czink in Marrakesh :lol: she better trash that useless player :oh:

peanuts
Apr 22nd, 2013, 09:01 AM
Against Czink in Marrakesh :lol: she better trash that useless player :oh:

Don't be so sure with Flavia these days. :lol:

Dado90
Apr 24th, 2013, 07:19 PM
Flavia :cheer: flawless first set. Then black-out...her serve at the beginning of the second set was awful :o...but great comeback from 15 down :cheer: From last match I watched against Arruabarrena in Bogotà she improved a lot :hearts: I hope she regaines the continuity of her game playing matches after matches :)

Fantasy Hero
Apr 24th, 2013, 07:33 PM
whenever she played she was really impressive :eek: she lost 3 points on the 1st serve :eek: 7 aces and I don't know how many winners :drool: she still doesn't move that well, but her shots seem very weighty :drool: and some of those aces were faster than 180km/h :bowdown:

Zamboni
Apr 24th, 2013, 07:39 PM
Definitely improvement compared to South America. :) Making me hopeful for the upcoming weeks.
But lets be honest, Czink is a scrub 99% of the times. We'll see tomorrow. Kiki should give her more of a challenge.

peanuts
Apr 25th, 2013, 01:08 PM
Oh no she's playing Bertens. But still good that she's winning and those stats look promising. :p

Dado90
Apr 25th, 2013, 07:20 PM
without serve, no words :facepalm: :o
for the rest, she didn't played bad, but her serve is just :spit:

crazillo
May 6th, 2013, 12:40 AM
Serve is her biggest problem. Madrid and Rome have tough tough fields, maybe she should play some smaller events after that.

wiwa
May 6th, 2013, 02:30 AM
Lost against Kanepi as expected. However the score looks like Flavia did better than in the past against Kanepi. Lets hope she is not too discouraged before Rome.

Sombrerero loco
May 14th, 2013, 05:46 PM
hey guys, left this on pics thread but just in case you missed them, pics of flavia playing in madrid =D
http://www.tennisalternative.com/madrid-atp-and-wta-2013-photo-gallery-part-1-rn2293.html

Dado90
May 14th, 2013, 07:01 PM
I'm very sad right now :sad: so painful watching her playing like this :sad: she thought also to finish her career last year :eek: :rolleyes: :sobbing:

Fantasy Hero
May 14th, 2013, 10:22 PM
honestly she should have better...it's sad but I've seen nothing of the player that too often deserved a slam SF and defeated big names playing some of the most amzing tennis of the circuit...she was useless, no power, no pace, no rythm...nothing and Sloane didn't play that well either. :tape: it was really frustrating being next to her in such a moment :tears:

FORZA SARITA
May 18th, 2013, 05:33 PM
won QR1 in Strabourg :spit:

Fantasy Hero
May 18th, 2013, 05:43 PM
she got broken a few times by Georges :spit: :haha:

Zamboni
May 18th, 2013, 05:51 PM
won QR1 in Strabourg :spit:
*ignores smiley*
she got broken a few times by Georges :spit: :haha:
*ignores entire post*


Yay Flavia! :cheer:

Fantasy Hero
May 18th, 2013, 05:53 PM
Linda, you weren't there on court tuesday :tears:

FORZA SARITA
May 18th, 2013, 05:57 PM
AGR/Beygelzemer will beat her :drool:

Fantasy Hero
May 19th, 2013, 03:54 PM
She's losing to a polish scrub :haha: embarrassing :facepalm:

MAGIKARPETTA
May 19th, 2013, 06:01 PM
Beygelzemer will beat her again :o

Escape
May 20th, 2013, 11:45 PM
She Beat Beygelzemer :cheer: :)

Will play Svitolina in the 1st round.

MAGIKARPETTA
May 22nd, 2013, 05:52 PM
Nice two wins!! Svitolina and Torro without suffering too much. And now Doi :oh:

FORZA SARITA
May 22nd, 2013, 06:12 PM
this field is like a 25K not a WTA :spit:
if she doesn't win it then it's really the end for her

crazillo
May 24th, 2013, 10:36 PM
Hradecka was in GOAT mode in set 3 but Flavia should have won it, she let it slip in the second set. Nice to see her in a deeper stage of a tournament again anyways.

Zamboni
May 24th, 2013, 10:54 PM
She probably ran out of energy. By my count, she won 6 singles matches between RG and Strasbourg....and then she won 6 singles matches this week. So yeah. ;)
She still did ok. :) Should give some confidence even though she didn't exactly beat great players.

crazillo
May 25th, 2013, 12:08 AM
She did hold her thigh though. Hope this is just from playing many matches.

DomenicDemaria
May 25th, 2013, 03:38 AM
A positive for the week is that she was playing much better than in previous matches I have seen this year. Being unseeded she got the best draw possible at RG. Hopefully she can build from this week and win a few rounds at RG.

Fantasy Hero
May 25th, 2013, 01:36 PM
I finally was able to write my article about Rome's day 2...it was not easy to write about her match :tears: anw here it is, hope you can enjoy it: http://ski-and-tennis.blogspot.it/2013/05/a-few-comments-from-rome-early-days-day_25.html

my pics for this match and other are here:
http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=535018

Dado90
May 27th, 2013, 08:27 PM
She is totally done, no hope. I give up.

:awww: :tears: :sad:

crazillo
May 27th, 2013, 08:44 PM
That was a huge disappointment.

FORZA SARITA
May 27th, 2013, 09:17 PM
Linda :hug: watch this shitfest live surely wasn't a good experience :o

Zamboni
May 27th, 2013, 09:21 PM
Self-implosion. :o Then got angry over selfimplosion and came back and self-imploded all over again. :o
The frustrating part is the fact that she axtually played well in the first set.:tape:

Flipkens coaches were so happy, such a great match blabla, well I guess they were watching sth else than me.:lol:

FORZA SARITA
May 27th, 2013, 09:23 PM
and her fans :facepalm: hope Sexa give her a lesson :facepalm:

Zamboni
May 27th, 2013, 09:28 PM
and her fans :facepalm: hope Sexa give her a lesson :facepalm:
Who couldn't even pronounce Flipper properly :hysteric:
They did do a good job of annoying Flavia though.:o

Fantasy Hero
May 27th, 2013, 10:07 PM
It seems it takes nothing to make her lose the little game she's left tbh :shrug: she had no business losing more than 2 games in the thirds and if it wasn't for some sort of pride she would have got bagel and breadstick in the last two sets :shrug:

I am sorry for you Linda :hug: I know how does it feel, even though for you it was even worse as she gave hopes with that first set...in Rome she simply was bad.

I am sorry to say that, but I really believe she should have never come back, this is embarassing for her career because there's nothing to add by doing this, unless you call those bad losses and a big chance to be out of top 200 by july as a good way to say good bye

Escape
May 27th, 2013, 11:33 PM
I only saw the 3rd set and that was painful to watch :( :o

peanuts
May 28th, 2013, 12:47 PM
Aww Flavia getting bagelled. :awww:

Dado90
May 28th, 2013, 06:54 PM
http://www.spaziotennis.com/2013/05/pennetta-flavia-roland-garros-flipkens/

:awww: :sobbing:

Fantasy Hero
May 28th, 2013, 07:14 PM
^ I am sorry, but I have to disagree with that man, she's not athletically as powerful as before and her shots are clean and everything, but luck the power and the accuracy of the past, it's not all mental (even though a big part is given by that too)...I don't think she'll be back

FORZA SARITA
May 28th, 2013, 08:57 PM
Giulio you're always so negative with Flavia :lol:

Fantasy Hero
May 28th, 2013, 09:10 PM
Giulio you're always so negative with Flavia :lol:

you should have seen her in Rome :tears:

FORZA SARITA
May 28th, 2013, 09:48 PM
i've seen it on tv :p
i still can't say she's really done, usually she peaks after Wimbly so let's wait US summer and i'm sure she will take the right decision if it doesn't go well :shrug:
she's really struggling too much with her serve, it really needs to be fixed to be competitive again.

peanuts
May 30th, 2013, 01:03 PM
i've seen it on tv :p
i still can't say she's really done, usually she peaks after Wimbly so let's wait US summer and i'm sure she will take the right decision if it doesn't go well :shrug:
she's really struggling too much with her serve, it really needs to be fixed to be competitive again.

I like Fran's point of view here. :p Then again it is still not better to expect anything from Flavia anymore. It hurts less in the end. :lol:

Zamboni
May 30th, 2013, 09:14 PM
When has she ever not struggled after an injury? :shrug: I don't expect top20 from her anymore, but I do expect her to gain spots back on the ranking.
I think she also said she found it hard to get used to new situation - ie Urpi (and Gise) not being around.

I just can't be harsh on her when she's struggling so much.:awww:

DomenicDemaria
Jun 1st, 2013, 03:59 AM
I think the added pressure of defending points may have caused the final set meltdown. Rome and RG were pretty much the only two tournaments holding her current ranking and she performed poorly in both tournaments. She needs to step down to challenger/weak MM events to build some confidence and gain cheap points.

Fantasy Hero
Jun 1st, 2013, 08:05 AM
^ that's why she's using her PR in Eastbourn :spit: :bowdown:

peanuts
Jun 2nd, 2013, 04:52 PM
I can't see Flavia playing challengers. :o But I guess if she's still motivated to get back in form she might try it.

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DomenicDemaria
Jun 4th, 2013, 10:46 AM
Another first round loss coming at eastbourne then :lol:

Dado90
Jun 5th, 2013, 12:03 PM
leg injury :facepalm: I think it was the thigh she had taped in Strasbourg...really her body is done right now :scared:

Fantasy Hero
Jun 5th, 2013, 01:01 PM
Has she withdrawn from nurnberg or what? :unsure:

Zamboni
Jun 5th, 2013, 01:03 PM
Has she withdrawn from nurnberg or what? :unsure:
Yeah she has.

Fantasy Hero
Jun 5th, 2013, 01:05 PM
So she's going straight to eastbourn and injured :spit: i sense only bad news in the next weeks

MAGIKARPETTA
Jun 5th, 2013, 04:53 PM
She's having fun with her new boyfriend.. :hehehe:

marinaRU
Jun 5th, 2013, 05:55 PM
She's having fun with her new boyfriend.. :hehehe:

New boyfriend?! Who is he?

FORZA SARITA
Jun 5th, 2013, 06:26 PM
a 25 yo italian model :oh:

Fantasy Hero
Jun 5th, 2013, 06:38 PM
well if she does the same thing that she's doing on court off, he's very lucky sucking big time :angel:

marinaRU
Jun 5th, 2013, 06:38 PM
a 25 yo italian model :oh:

Give me more:kiss: I want his name

FORZA SARITA
Jun 5th, 2013, 06:41 PM
Andrea Preti :p you can find him on twitter too :lol:
is a surprise that he tweets a lot about sex?:sobbing:

Zamboni
Jun 5th, 2013, 06:49 PM
Time to bring out my paparazzi highlights again :p


https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/945266_10201405501919037_225526785_n.jpg

:oh:


btw, the guy's on a holiday, and Flavia is nowhere on the pics...but there is a black/pink Wilson bag:lol:

marinaRU
Jun 5th, 2013, 06:50 PM
Andrea Preti :p you can find him on twitter too :lol:
is a surprise that he tweets a lot about sex?:sobbing:

Are you sure he' s her boyfriend? I don't like him (((

marinaRU
Jun 5th, 2013, 06:52 PM
Oh I see ...

marinaRU
Jun 5th, 2013, 06:56 PM
I 've missed so much ... I was sure she + Potito= love

FORZA SARITA
Jun 5th, 2013, 06:59 PM
he doesn't look like a real model :o he's really nothing special :lol:

Fantasy Hero
Jun 5th, 2013, 07:00 PM
I 've missed so much ... I was sure she + Potito= love

I guess it was just:

http://www.mytinyphone.com/uploads/users/jonnybravo/374046.gif

FORZA SARITA
Jun 5th, 2013, 07:01 PM
Giulio :spit:

marinaRU
Jun 5th, 2013, 07:05 PM
Agree with Giulio , he's ugly model )))

Dado90
Jun 5th, 2013, 08:06 PM
well if she does the same thing that she's doing on court off, he's very lucky sucking big time :angel:

:hysteric: OMG dead :haha: :haha:

MAGIKARPETTA
Jun 5th, 2013, 10:18 PM
HAHAHAHA Giulio at top! :lol:

Fantasy Hero
Jun 5th, 2013, 10:42 PM
:angel: :lol:

RU90
Jun 6th, 2013, 04:09 AM
It's sad to read that most of you think she is on her way out. :sad: I'm also sad because I've hardly gotten to see her play this year.

marinaRU
Jun 6th, 2013, 08:10 AM
Time to bring out my paparazzi highlights again :p


https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/945266_10201405501919037_225526785_n.jpg

:oh:


btw, the guy's on a holiday, and Flavia is nowhere on the pics...but there is a black/pink Wilson bag:lol:

Linda, maybe you post some more Flavia and Andrea's pics

marinaRU
Jun 6th, 2013, 08:12 AM
https://mobile.twitter.com/flavia_pennetta/media/grid?idx=1&tid=340501853181726720
https://mobile.twitter.com/flavia_pennetta/media/grid?idx=1&tid=340501853181726720
Who is this with her?

Fantasy Hero
Jun 6th, 2013, 09:37 AM
sports psychologist ;)

marinaRU
Jun 6th, 2013, 11:49 AM
sports psychologist ;)

It seems they are very close

Dado90
Jun 15th, 2013, 01:35 PM
OMG another Flavia vs Marion match :hysteric: :hearts:

Fantasy Hero
Jun 15th, 2013, 01:43 PM
I so need a stream for that one...and carol :lol:

FORZA SARITA
Jun 15th, 2013, 03:53 PM
so many bad memories with Bartoli :o
Wimbly 2007 and last year :mad:
Sara and Sexa always beat her while flavia can't :lol:

Dado90
Jun 17th, 2013, 01:53 PM
Deve decidere se continuarsi a slinguazzare col suo Preti o tornare ad allenarsi ed impegnarsi per il tennis...a parole siamo tutti bravi, i fatti la smentiscono però. Totalmente fuori forma fisica :facepalm:

Fantasy Hero
Jun 17th, 2013, 01:59 PM
lascia perdere la forma fisica, mentalmente proprio non c'è :facepalm: e anche il suo coach...che cazzo di idea è andare a giocare a Eastbourn dove ben che ti va giochi con una qualificata che è comunque più abituata all'erba di te.


Poi oggi aveva anche iniziato bene, poi una volta fatto il break ciao :weirdo:

Dado90
Jun 17th, 2013, 02:03 PM
^ ho visto solo dal secondo set...mi è sembrata totalmente impallata...secondo me lei di testa vorrebbe tornare a gareggiare con le più forti, per questo è andata ad Eastbourne. In passato scontrarsi con giocatrici abbastanza quotate già ai primi turni le ha dato molta fiducia...ma il punto è che fisicamente proprio non risponde...è lentissima a muoversi e impatta la palla malissimo :weirdo: secondo me manca proprio di allenamento, e il suo staff è peggio di Urpi & Co :facepalm:

Fantasy Hero
Jun 17th, 2013, 02:08 PM
staff? :lol:
forse pensa che tanto sesso equivalga ad allenarsi? comunque boh, faccia un po' quello che le pare, tanto sta facendo cagare ovunque vada :shrug: dopo le olimpiadi sarà fuori dalle 200 e senza PR quindi dovrà andare a giocare gli ITF comunque, almeno lì potrà vincere qualche partita prima di perdere da qualche sfigata alla Bagelziemer

FORZA SARITA
Jun 17th, 2013, 06:35 PM
Flavia is the only player that make Marion look like a good player :lol:

peanuts
Jun 18th, 2013, 06:14 AM
Flavia is the only player that make Marion look like a good player :lol:

Ouch! Fran you're so harsh. :lol: Flavia did hit some good winners. Well it is grass and it's slooow Marion but still they look great. :hearts: Marion did swat away easily a lot of her rally shots (and her serve :tape:) and defensive shots. :awww: Flavia. :hug:

Wherever her game have went now, at least her interactions with the umpire was at least entertaining. "Oooh la la mamma mia!" :lol: Flavia is still so dramatic. :hearts:

Zamboni
Jun 18th, 2013, 06:20 AM
Dramatic Flavia :hearts:

Obviously I didn't see the match but it's not like anyone thought she'd beat Marion, right?:shrug: Better get some match practice in doubles. And draw a random WC at Wimbledon.

wiwa
Jun 20th, 2013, 09:09 PM
Will she play wimbledon quali ?

FORZA SARITA
Jun 20th, 2013, 09:26 PM
^ eh?:unsure:
she's in MD :lol:
i wonder if she signed in doubles with Petko :lol:
she's in SF in Eastbourne with Vesnina

wiwa
Jun 20th, 2013, 09:52 PM
ah ok. I hope she will get 2 ord 3 rd round. Last chance to see her playing on TV

Fantasy Hero
Jun 20th, 2013, 10:26 PM
she couldn't defeat an injured Bartoli despite playing well for most of the first set :spit: she needs to draw Cadantu to stand a chance in round 1 and be in Barthel's section too :haha:

see her drawing Serena or Maria now :rolls:

crazillo
Jun 21st, 2013, 12:06 PM
First round vs. Baltacha, she should be able to win that one, but then it's Azarenka in her way and I don't see any chances there. :sad:
BTW, Flavia always gets drawn at the bottom end of the draws. :lol:
Playing doubles with Petko :hearts:

DomenicDemaria
Jun 22nd, 2013, 01:37 AM
Just quietly, I hope she loses to Baltacha to save the embarrassment of only getting a few games in the next round :oh:

Fantasy Hero
Jun 22nd, 2013, 12:55 PM
I think Bally will win, she's a better grass courter nowadays :shrug:

FORZA SARITA
Jun 22nd, 2013, 01:29 PM
bookies agree with you :lol: Flavia @ 2,00 against a scrub :sobbing:

Escape
Jun 22nd, 2013, 04:55 PM
According to The Sun newspaper Baltacha is playing France's Flavia Pennetta :hysteric:

Just seen the odds with the bookies :lol:

DomenicDemaria
Jun 24th, 2013, 12:57 PM
She played well :eek:

Good win. Hit some nice winners. Looked really pumped and happy after the win!!

Second serve looked dodgy though, but still a great match!

Fantasy Hero
Jun 24th, 2013, 01:06 PM
22 Winners and 14 Unforced Errors is the best I've seen from her in a long while...it's really nice to see her playing well for a whole match for once...

now good luck not being double bagelled by Vika :hug:

Dado90
Jun 24th, 2013, 01:07 PM
:woohoo: :hearts: :cheer:

So random good match and win! :lol: now enjoy against Vika getting some games :hug:

Zamboni
Jun 24th, 2013, 01:16 PM
So happy :hearts:
Her reaction after the match showed it meant a lot for her.:hug:

crazillo
Jun 24th, 2013, 01:22 PM
Mostly good play by Flavia. But her serve ist still a mess and I think it has been like that all the way since her comeback.

crazillo
Jun 24th, 2013, 02:58 PM
Vika injured her knee in R1. Not saying Flavia has to win this now, but...

FORZA SARITA
Jun 24th, 2013, 03:03 PM
Like she was going to lose against that scrub :p

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FORZA SARITA
Jun 24th, 2013, 03:06 PM
And why you guys keep betting on Yanina?

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Fantasy Hero
Jun 24th, 2013, 06:11 PM
according to ANSA (Italian News Agency), despite her good win today, Flavia is thinking about retiring from professional tennis :tears:

Zamboni
Jun 24th, 2013, 06:27 PM
according to ANSA (Italian News Agency), despite her good win today, Flavia is thinking about retiring from professional tennis :tears:
Saw it on federtennis earlier.

Sorride invece Flavia Pennetta, che ha battuto Elena Baltacha per 63 61 mostrando a tratti un bel tennis. La brindisina proprio contro la britannica aveva giocato nel 2000 il suo primo match qui a Wimbledon nelle qualificazioni ed anche in quell’occasione aveva vinto. “Sono contenta, ho giocato benino a momenti, mentre in altri dovevo probabilmente essere più incisiva. Ma è quello che mi è mancato dopo il mio rientro, l’intensità. Faccio ancora fatica a ritrovare il senso della partita, a gestire i momenti di tensione”. A 31 anni è scivolata al numero 166 del ranking mondiale a causa del lungo stop per l’intervento al polso: “Il mio obiettivo quest’anno è creare le motivazioni e le condizioni per andare avanti nel prossimo. Sto lavorando bene e la passione per questo sport è ancora intatta”. Intanto al prossimo turno dello Slam di Church Road troverà la favorita numero due Victoria Azarenka: un’avversaria durissima. Flavia, che sull'erba londinese vanta due ottavi nel 2005 e nel 2006, non si scompone: “E’ la classica partita in cui può accadere di tutto…”.


Sounds like she doesn't want to retire but also doesn't want to be stuck in challengers.

Fantasy Hero
Jun 24th, 2013, 06:29 PM
yes...I agree with you