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Robert-KimClijst
Jan 11th, 2013, 05:49 AM
Second Quarter of the Draw: Lucie's Section
Nadia Petrova (RUS) [12] vs. Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN)
Shahar Peer (ISR) vs. Alexandra Panova (RUS)
Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor (ESP) vs. Bojana Jovanovski (SRB)
Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (CRO) vs. Lucie Safarova (CZE) [17]

So not a horrific draw... I'd be pleased if she made it to the third round and gave Petrova a tough fight honestly. If she could get out of this section (which would be a monumental victory in and of itself), that'd mean she's probably playing good tennis and would have a shot against Stephens, Kvitova, or Robson I think.

Let's go Lucie! Can't be worse than last year! Hope my thread brings some luck.

Davodus
Jan 11th, 2013, 07:44 AM
:yeah: It's actually all things considered a pretty good draw...she knows Lucic's game because she played her last year and beat her 6-2 6-0...I agree with you, making R3 and pushing Petrova would be a successful tournament for her imo. Here's hoping anyway.

Ollie.
Jan 11th, 2013, 03:55 PM
Mirjana is extremely dangerous when she's playing well, but that only happens on grass now. :sobbing:

I'm hoping she at least makes the R32 anyway. :D

Davodus
Jan 12th, 2013, 01:01 PM
I'm off to Melbourne tomorrow so I'll be bringing in the pics and reports again :lol:

rucolo
Jan 13th, 2013, 04:44 PM
Like the draw. Hope we get a stream for Lucie vs Mirjana Lucic match :hearts:

A loss before R3 would be a big disappointment. I really hope Lucie remembers 2007 ;)

Davodus
Jan 14th, 2013, 09:20 AM
https://picasaweb.google.com/112236393912515979299/AustralianOpenMondayJanuary142013

Lucie practice pics start the album

eg:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-UWXpHmgwh-w/UPPFnXIU7lI/AAAAAAAAABM/xzVbMQrp6Gw/s640/IMG_1545.JPG

rucolo
Jan 14th, 2013, 06:06 PM
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/tennis/news/20130111/australian-open-womens-seed-report/


17. Lucie Safarova: Huge range of results. Can threaten anyone; can lose to anyone.


So true :lol:

Edinboro
Jan 15th, 2013, 01:26 AM
I seriously hope she goes back to Fed Cup form. This draw is just too delicious to pass up.

Edinboro
Jan 15th, 2013, 01:34 AM
Safarova *0-1

Edinboro
Jan 15th, 2013, 01:39 AM
Safarova 1-1*

At least set one wont be a bagel. :P

Edinboro
Jan 15th, 2013, 01:42 AM
Safarova *1-2

Edinboro
Jan 15th, 2013, 01:46 AM
Safarova 2-2*

Edinboro
Jan 15th, 2013, 01:50 AM
Safarova *2-3

Honestly a player like Lucic shouldn't have even won three games this set.. What is wrong with Lucie this year?

Edinboro
Jan 15th, 2013, 01:54 AM
Really long delay :O

Edinboro
Jan 15th, 2013, 01:57 AM
Safarova 3-3*

Edinboro
Jan 15th, 2013, 01:58 AM
Safarova *3-4

sCoTt.ChE.
Jan 15th, 2013, 02:09 AM
Lucie wasting BP's, what's new?

sCoTt.ChE.
Jan 15th, 2013, 02:22 AM
A tiebreak, brilliant... :help:

sCoTt.ChE.
Jan 15th, 2013, 02:25 AM
A little breathing space up 5-1, don't waste it Lucie...

jasonbloom
Jan 15th, 2013, 02:27 AM
If she dare to choke a 6-1 lead :o

Tennis Fool
Jan 15th, 2013, 02:29 AM
Almost. Won the set on the 4th set point. 76(4).

sCoTt.ChE.
Jan 15th, 2013, 02:31 AM
Lucie either stepped up her game in the tiebreak or Lucic choked... either way the right result.

Edinboro
Jan 15th, 2013, 02:33 AM
Safarova 7-6 1-0*

Gotta run for a bit :(

sCoTt.ChE.
Jan 15th, 2013, 02:35 AM
Lucie serving first in the second set so if she can hold she can pressure Lucic on her serve. Good start holding the first game.

Edinboro
Jan 15th, 2013, 02:37 AM
Honest to God, how hard is it to break Lucic? Even though shes up this is embarrassing the number of missed bps.

sCoTt.ChE.
Jan 15th, 2013, 02:40 AM
Lucie :o Two more BP's to really shift the momentum in her favour and she let's Lucic off the hook.

sCoTt.ChE.
Jan 15th, 2013, 02:45 AM
Lucie follows by of course offering BP's of her own, saves two but get's broken anyway. :facepalm:

sCoTt.ChE.
Jan 15th, 2013, 02:49 AM
Now down 3-1. Lucie never makes life easy for herself.

sCoTt.ChE.
Jan 15th, 2013, 03:05 AM
Lucie FINALLY takes a BP, now at 4-4. Goes without saying she must consolidate.

sCoTt.ChE.
Jan 15th, 2013, 03:08 AM
Lucie does hold and now up 5-4 with a chance to finish this in straights. A rare good return game would be nice now Lucie...

sCoTt.ChE.
Jan 15th, 2013, 03:13 AM
Yes! Lucie wins on her first MP, 7-6(4) 6-4. That's a really good effort to dig in and turn that second set around.

Robert-KimClijst
Jan 15th, 2013, 05:13 AM
Yahoo! Hopefully Lucie will feel a little less pressure having gotten through the first round and recorded her first victory of the year. Good stuff, got the job done in straights. A very winnable match against Jovanovski next. And not looking ahead in the draw, but Petrova lost so Peer or Date-Krum would be third round. Hopefully Lucie doesn't know that though because I don't think it would do her mindset any good honestly.

Robert-KimClijst
Jan 15th, 2013, 05:22 AM
Lucie is third up tomorrow on Court 22. tomorrow She and Pavlyuchenkova play Timea Babos and Laura Robson.

Davodus
Jan 15th, 2013, 07:29 AM
Back to my room now...Im very very happy with Lucie today, I'll write a full match report soon and upload my pics, but lots and lots of positives

Davodus
Jan 15th, 2013, 08:02 AM
So let me start by saying Lucic played the best she can play these days...winner after winner, extremely deep flat shots non stop and really contained her errors. Lucie did a fantastic job at maintaining that, she was absorbing pace and constructing the points behind her serve really well. She also didn't return that badly, Lucic was just playing too well on her service games. In the 2nd set she got broken and that was mostly due to her having a bit of a mental lapse, but that was the only one all match. At 0-30 at 4-5 she served great, and hit winners and was really mentally clutch in that moment. Her BH was solid too, hardly made mistakes off it and hit some nice winners, and Lucic was really attacking to the BH. Lucie also was trying to get her FH spinning up to Lucic's BH but her BH was working really well, so Lucie changed and started going for her FH down the line more, and made some nice shots.

It was overall a high quality match, and at 2-4 in the 2nd Lucie started taking control with her FH and really dominate play. Also she won with a return winner :lol: Her serve can be worked on, i would say her 2nd serve was too pushy a lot of the time but she didn't do many DFs. It was a tough match and she figured out how to win which was why I liked it. Hopefully she can put in the same tough performance against Jovanovski. Not even looking to R3 yet.

Pics uploading now and I'll go to the doubles tomorrow. Oh btw she looked great in her new outfit :lol:

Oh btw forgot to add...Lucie stepped it up in the TB. She crushed 2 returns to get the 2 mini breaks and really went after her own serves. Lucic did 2 good serves at 1-6, then hit a big winner at 3-6 and screamed come on..and Lucie seemed a little annoyed, then bombed an unreturnable down the middle :lol: Biljana was being very positive and they both were really happy at the end

Davodus
Jan 15th, 2013, 09:08 AM
https://picasaweb.google.com/112236393912515979299/AustralianOpenTuesdayJanuary152013

Practice pics early on in the album

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-4KhNWSPKWhk/UPUdiVspOBI/AAAAAAAAAkM/g39ICHITBg0/s640/IMG_1808.JPG

Then match pics later in the album

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-CTT_t4vA_2E/UPUhRNRBD6I/AAAAAAAAAp0/xCXdPr54eHc/s640/IMG_1852.JPG

Edinboro
Jan 15th, 2013, 07:33 PM
She looks so buff in that last pic :O

Davodus
Jan 15th, 2013, 09:13 PM
Yeah she looks really fit :p

smarties
Jan 15th, 2013, 11:10 PM
Thanks a lot David for the nice summary and for your impressions.

sCoTt.ChE.
Jan 15th, 2013, 11:30 PM
Thanks so much for getting the match report out so quickly, I was intrigued to see how much of my predictions were right as it's always quite difficult to guess what's going on following the livescores!

I actually had a funny feeling Lucic was playing a lot better than she normally would, the big hitters often seem to find their game against Lucie, maybe I'm biased but it does seem that way!

There seems to be a lot of positives in the mental side of Lucie's match play and that is really encouraging as it's usually a determining factor with Lucie not believing in herself or struggling to think for herself when an opponent is on their game. Sounds like one of Lucie's better played tiebreaks which is also good.

I can't believe Lucie won on a return winner though, that is shocking! :lol:

I won't get too carried away as Lucie can follow a well executed match with a terrible one but a better win than it looked on paper and encouraging signs.

Robert-KimClijst
Jan 16th, 2013, 12:06 AM
Thanks for the match report, David!

Davodus
Jan 16th, 2013, 07:01 AM
Lucie was best player on court by far in the doubles today...she was controlling play from the baseline, she outhit Babos and Robson most of the time. She looked confident...she served pretty well after getting broken early, and she returned well too. She also crossed at the net a few times and hit volley winners :lol:

Pavs was also good, they just looked like the better team from the start and it was fun to watch. Lucie looks 10 times more comfortable on court than she did in Brisbane. Also they won on a netcord, pavs went down the line and it hit the net and jumped over the volleyer :lol: but i think it would've been a winner anyway.

Lucie 3rd on showcourt 3 tomorrow...its going to be stinking hot. 39C maximum...so it might get delayed for heat. Im hopeful for a good win given how she looks and is hitting, but who knows really.

Davodus
Jan 16th, 2013, 08:08 AM
https://picasaweb.google.com/112236393912515979299/AustralianOpenWednesdayJanuary162013 pics in here...got some from practice with Pavs early in the album

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-PXvfVijTmIE/UPZgd3_0III/AAAAAAAAA4M/vLRFZGyoVYQ/s640/IMG_1957.JPG

Then match pics and a new outfit at the end

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-m53hytmgI3U/UPZpczNKhsI/AAAAAAAABFw/NbzVL376V5M/s640/IMG_2060.JPG

rucolo
Jan 16th, 2013, 04:08 PM
Lucie into AO R2 ! :D

Ballbashers like Lucic are very good opponents for Lucie. Jovanovski in R2 is another one. Thanx for the report, Davodus. Seems like Lucie was playing great tennis. Hope she doesn`t turn shit vs Jovanovski. The draw is widen open to R4 now because Petrova - another headcase - lost. Lucie is the best player left in this part of draw. Just hope she won`t stop herself.

Edinboro
Jan 17th, 2013, 05:20 AM
This Duckworth/Kavcic match is starting to piss me off especially Kavcic. I dont know who these people are but that Kavcic guy has had numerous match points, numerous breaks of serve and still cant close it off. Its his fault this match has been going on for 4 and a half hours...Gah 8-7 in the 5th and Im getting tired over here waiting.

jasonbloom
Jan 17th, 2013, 05:34 AM
This Duckworth/Kavcic match is starting to piss me off especially Kavcic. I dont know who these people are but that Kavcic guy has had numerous match points, numerous breaks of serve and still cant close it off. Its his fault this match has been going on for 4 and a half hours...Gah 8-7 in the 5th and Im getting tired over here waiting.

Agree, especially when that guy trying to dropshot when he can simply hit a forehand winner, waste numerous changes

Edinboro
Jan 17th, 2013, 05:45 AM
I'm not used to Lucie playing so late in the day. It always seems in grand slams shes one of the first people on court. There's only three 2nd round womens matches left. :O

Edinboro
Jan 17th, 2013, 05:51 AM
Safarova/Jovanovski *0-1

Edinboro
Jan 17th, 2013, 05:58 AM
Safarova/Jovanovski 1-1*

Lucie challenged to keep it from going back to deuce.

Edinboro
Jan 17th, 2013, 06:00 AM
Safarova/Jovanovski *1-2

Edinboro
Jan 17th, 2013, 06:04 AM
Safarova/Jovanovski 2-2*

jasonbloom
Jan 17th, 2013, 06:06 AM
Her backhand is so off today

Edinboro
Jan 17th, 2013, 06:14 AM
Safarova/Jovanovski *3-2

Jovanovski df'd the break. :)

Edinboro
Jan 17th, 2013, 06:19 AM
Safarova/Jovanovski 4-2*

Edinboro
Jan 17th, 2013, 06:22 AM
Safarova/Jovanovski *4-3

Edinboro
Jan 17th, 2013, 06:26 AM
Safarova/Jovanovski 4-4*

Ugh

Edinboro
Jan 17th, 2013, 06:31 AM
Safarova/Jovanovski *4-5

Shes bad today.

jasonbloom
Jan 17th, 2013, 06:32 AM
Great serving, other things are soooo bad

Edinboro
Jan 17th, 2013, 06:36 AM
Safarova/Jovanovski 5-5*

Edinboro
Jan 17th, 2013, 06:39 AM
Safarova/Jovanovski *5-6

jasonbloom
Jan 17th, 2013, 06:44 AM
She is so lucky today, but she can't make use of it

Edinboro
Jan 17th, 2013, 06:45 AM
Safarova/Jovanovski 5-7*

You can just "feel" how nervous she is... Needs to turn it up for sets 2 and 3. Jovanovski is not the one controlling the match here.

Edinboro
Jan 17th, 2013, 06:50 AM
Safarova/Jovanovski 5-7 *0-1

She has no belief, you can see it in her face, I feel for her. :'(

Edinboro
Jan 17th, 2013, 06:56 AM
Safarova/Jovanovski 5-7 0-2*

jasonbloom
Jan 17th, 2013, 06:58 AM
The only change for her to win now is choking by Bojana

Edinboro
Jan 17th, 2013, 07:02 AM
Safarova/Jovanovski 5-7 *0-3

The most frustrating part is that Jovanovski is JUST as bad when she gets a chance to hit the ball but there have been no rallies in this match.

Edinboro
Jan 17th, 2013, 07:05 AM
Safarova/Jovanovski 5-7 1-3*

jasonbloom
Jan 17th, 2013, 07:05 AM
Seems settle down a little bit, still have chance to come back

Edinboro
Jan 17th, 2013, 07:07 AM
Safarova/Jovanovski 5-7 *1-4

Edinboro
Jan 17th, 2013, 07:12 AM
Safarova/Jovanovski 5-7 2-4*

Edinboro
Jan 17th, 2013, 07:18 AM
Safarova/Jovanovski 5-7 *2-5

Ugh

jasonbloom
Jan 17th, 2013, 07:19 AM
I don't know why she always goes for the BHDTL, when you are tight, just go cross court, Bojana is not too consistent either :o

Edinboro
Jan 17th, 2013, 07:24 AM
Safarova/Jovanovski 5-7 3-5*

Saved a match point.

jasonbloom
Jan 17th, 2013, 07:29 AM
Great defense in the last point, but still need to hold

Edinboro
Jan 17th, 2013, 07:29 AM
Safarova/Jovanovski 5-7 *4-5

Whew we get a break. Jovanovski was tight. I don't think she's used to playing in such "winnning" conditions on the big stage. We'll see.

jasonbloom
Jan 17th, 2013, 07:31 AM
Safarova/Jovanovski 5-7 *4-5

Whew we get a break. Jovanovski was tight. I don't think she's used to playing in such "winnning" conditions on the big stage. We'll see.

Her best slam result is second round, so she must be tight

Edinboro
Jan 17th, 2013, 07:33 AM
Safarova/Jovanovski 5-7 5-5*

Lucie doesn't seem "as" tight. It will be interesting to see how she plays if this goes to a third set.

Edinboro
Jan 17th, 2013, 07:35 AM
Safarova/Jovanovski 5-7 *5-6

Big big moment here.

jasonbloom
Jan 17th, 2013, 07:36 AM
Still need to serve to stay in the match one more time, even if she holds, she needs to win a TB, consider she is a choker... :rolleyes:

Edinboro
Jan 17th, 2013, 07:40 AM
Safarova/Jovanovski 5-7 5-7

That was a really bad showing. I hope this doesnt mean a poor year for her.

jasonbloom
Jan 17th, 2013, 07:45 AM
Perfect chance to make to R4, and she wasted it again :o Playing as bad as she can, and I would think she can overcome her mental problem after Fedcup :help:

Davodus
Jan 17th, 2013, 08:47 AM
It might sound strange but I knew this would happen...as soon as I saw Duckworth/Kavcic was going up and down and really long, I knew she would lose...it happens every time she has to play after a mens 5 setter...she isn't ready to go. She relies a lot on her timing and if shes had to get ready stop get ready stop shes never got her timing for the match. And that's what happened, she was just blasting everything long. It was awful. Losing the break then totally flopping, coming back then losing 8 points in a row. Just awful tennis, and Jovanovski did nothing, she just waited for Lucie to miss. Awful. So disappointing given the last 2 days she's looked so good, but imo the schedule screwed her here a bit.

Davodus
Jan 17th, 2013, 10:01 AM
https://picasaweb.google.com/112236393912515979299/AustralianOpenThursdayJanuary172013

pics from the match :o

jasonbloom
Jan 17th, 2013, 01:46 PM
It might sound strange but I knew this would happen...as soon as I saw Duckworth/Kavcic was going up and down and really long, I knew she would lose...it happens every time she has to play after a mens 5 setter...she isn't ready to go. She relies a lot on her timing and if shes had to get ready stop get ready stop shes never got her timing for the match. And that's what happened, she was just blasting everything long. It was awful. Losing the break then totally flopping, coming back then losing 8 points in a row. Just awful tennis, and Jovanovski did nothing, she just waited for Lucie to miss. Awful. So disappointing given the last 2 days she's looked so good, but imo the schedule screwed her here a bit.

I know she wanted it so bad and she must be so nervous, but hey, she is nearly 26, should be mature enough to stand in a R2 Grand slam match. And she didn't adjust anything when she knew she is so off today, I don't know whys she went for BHDTL every BH shot which has no margin of error... Every time when there is chances or good draw, she must waste it, however, when she plays against top player, she can play well, it is so frustrating to see her doing that especially when here opponent was not playing well either and she got all the good luck today :sad:

Robert-KimClijst
Jan 17th, 2013, 05:35 PM
SO disappointing. Scheduling really isn't an excuse. Hopefully Lucie rebounds. But such a bummer, this draw was a Godsend. I mean, Date-Krum in the third round? :( Really discouraging. I just hope Lucie can keep her head up and keep plugging away without getting hung up on this missed opportunity.

Davodus
Jan 17th, 2013, 09:32 PM
I'm not using scheduling as an excuse, I just knew when that match lasted forever she would play bad because it mucks with her warmup and then she has no timing. And it was so hot, trust me I was in the sun all day and I almost passed out several times...when it's that hot the balls fly off the racquet particularly because Lucie hits very flat off her BH. But she did just keep blasting them long, and the only time she changed was at 2-5, then when she got back to 5-5 went back to doing the same thing. It's just another wasted opportunity which is way too common that I basically expect it.

sCoTt.ChE.
Jan 17th, 2013, 10:31 PM
The poorly executed match happened then. :o I was really trying to stay awake as Lucie is usually out of slams so early I never get to see her play, but that bloody Kavcic match... time seemed to be standing still the way the scoreboard ticked over; I gave up. Then I had to read the result... erghh.

I like Bojana but Lucie had a golden opportunity for another possible QF here with Petrova and Kvitova out. This quarter is a mess.

Oh well. Both of Pavlova are out, maybe they will go on a little run in the doubles...

smarties
Jan 17th, 2013, 11:07 PM
it's kind of sad that was expecting this and that I'm not even mad anymore...

Edinboro
Jan 18th, 2013, 02:54 AM
It might sound strange but I knew this would happen...as soon as I saw Duckworth/Kavcic was going up and down and really long, I knew she would lose...it happens every time she has to play after a mens 5 setter...she isn't ready to go. She relies a lot on her timing and if shes had to get ready stop get ready stop shes never got her timing for the match. And that's what happened, she was just blasting everything long. It was awful. Losing the break then totally flopping, coming back then losing 8 points in a row. Just awful tennis, and Jovanovski did nothing, she just waited for Lucie to miss. Awful. So disappointing given the last 2 days she's looked so good, but imo the schedule screwed her here a bit.


This so much. Jovanivski was literally BEGGING Lucie to get back in the match and she just couldn't do it. But this is a really bad loss. She's going to lose her top 20 position here very shortly if she doesnt turn things around. Seeing how shes not doing well I would hope she would enter some smaller events here and get some confidence going.

Edinboro
Jan 18th, 2013, 02:59 AM
I'm still frustrated thinking about it LOL. These are the kinds of matches top 20 players should not lose, period. When you have a draw that opens up like hers did you have have have to take advantage of it. Maybe once I can understand, but this has just been way too much. And personally for me its tough cause Lucie is really the only player that I am a hardcore die hard fan of so a lot of my interest in following the tour is based on her success. When she goes out early in events I find it hard to even get motivated to continue watching. There are definitely other players I am big fans of but nothing matches the feeling I get supporting Lucie.

Tennis Fool
Jan 18th, 2013, 03:01 AM
She and Pavs are into the 3rd round of doubles, after defeating the #8 seeds of RKJ and Abigail Spears, 64 62.

Davodus
Jan 18th, 2013, 05:55 AM
Lucie played so well today in the doubles :o she was slaying them with passing shots and lobs, big hitting all around. Idk where that was yesterday, and she screamed when they won :lol:

Davodus
Jan 18th, 2013, 07:14 AM
https://picasaweb.google.com/112236393912515979299/AustralianOpenFridayJanuary182013

doubles pics in this album after the radwanska watson match pics

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-RmDkqgN-aTY/UPj7zxQY3zI/AAAAAAAABq0/tKFKfwd8YG8/s640/IMG_2330.JPG

sCoTt.ChE.
Jan 18th, 2013, 12:07 PM
That's really great for the both of them. They deserve a break after both having a bit of a disaster in the singles.

Lucie played so well today in the doubles :o she was slaying them with passing shots and lobs, big hitting all around. Idk where that was yesterday, and she screamed when they won :lol:

I know it's the doubles and not quite the same, but it's good that she rebounded with a strong peformance and took out her frustrations in her next match. Lucie and Anastasia really seemed to enjoy themselves if the pics are anything to go by. :lol:

lauraa00
Jan 18th, 2013, 02:21 PM
Thanks dave:) Hope you enjoy the tennis and the sun, right now in france it's snowing :p

Glad she is having fun and is playing well in doubles !!

Davodus
Jan 19th, 2013, 08:33 AM
The doubles draw is so open :hysteric: only Jankovic/Lucic next, only 2 seeds left in the bottom half :lol: so watch them lose to Jankovic/Lucic

Btw Lucie is so buff

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-rtdY-dv04Wo/UPpe7SaiEFI/AAAAAAAAB7s/Ti5Q6tSOGMg/s640/IMG_2445.JPG

More practice pics in here https://picasaweb.google.com/112236393912515979299/AustralianOpenSaturdayJanuary192013#

Davodus
Jan 20th, 2013, 12:07 PM
So i've left Melbourne now which means I cant go to the doubles tomorrow :o shouldve put it on today but whatever

I did manage to see Lucie before I left, she did a signing at autograph island so i got some pics

https://picasaweb.google.com/112236393912515979299/AustralianOpenSundayJanuary202013

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ikrK9j6vILA/UPvmvVNW1tI/AAAAAAAACMU/Ki4PR1QdJIk/s640/IMG_2569.JPG

lauraa00
Jan 20th, 2013, 12:35 PM
Dave, do you think lucie recognises you now as you are following her everywhere at brisbane and melbourne :lol: ?

Davodus
Jan 20th, 2013, 12:45 PM
Yes :hysteric: she looked at me on wednesday and when i turned and looked back, she looked quickly away. It was so awkward that I left :lol:

Davodus
Jan 21st, 2013, 02:14 AM
Into the doubles QF when Jankovic retired at 2-1...sorry for Jankovic, but a slam QF is a good result no matter how you look at it, and its only Barty/Dellacqua or Grandin/Uhlirova in the QF

ML1452
Jan 21st, 2013, 06:33 AM
Yeah, Historical result :) And finally she stays in the 2nd week of GS :D Hope she can get through to the SF ;)

Robert-KimClijst
Jan 22nd, 2013, 04:00 AM
Well at least my thread brought Luce some luck... :lol: Quarterfinals in the doubles is good, especially since it's SUCH an improvement compared to Lucie in doubles a year ago. Maybe this will take the edge off of these slams in the singles by doing well in the doubles?

Robert-KimClijst
Jan 22nd, 2013, 06:16 AM
Not one of Lucie's better doubles matches... They lose to Barty and Dellacqua 62 63. Her returning was not the best.

Davodus
Jan 22nd, 2013, 06:28 AM
She and Pavs both played awful. Flat, nothing tennis. I think not having a match since Friday didn't help tbh but just terrible...so many errors. And Barty/Dellacqua had a looooottt of luck

Davodus
Jan 22nd, 2013, 08:55 AM
http://isport.blesk.cz/clanek/tenis-australian-open/136533/byla-jsem-jak-zpomalena-litovala-safarova-neslo-se-hybat-neslo-premyslet.html interesting read...Lucie said she was too slow, everything was physically shut down from the heat and she couldnt handle it. That's not really a good thing, but she's pretty candid.

Ollie.
Jan 22nd, 2013, 02:31 PM
At least she did pretty well in doubles. :) It's something I guess! :D

Wert.
Jan 22nd, 2013, 07:29 PM
Saw first three games today and it was so clear they are gonna lose :shrug:

Both Barty and Dellacqua have much better doubles skills than Lucie and Pavs, plus crowd was behind them. :tears:

But this is the first time in ages she wasnt eliminated in first week of the Slam :help: :lol:


Hopefully RG will be more successful. :yeah: