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Sharapova's_Boy
Jan 27th, 2004, 09:38 PM
Udachi Lucie.

James
Jan 30th, 2013, 04:09 PM
Volume 1 (http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?p=23867449)

Wert.
Jan 30th, 2013, 04:13 PM
Their doubles match against rosolska/peschke is about to start on Court1 :cheer:

Come on ! :D

Losing Streak
Jan 30th, 2013, 04:51 PM
:dance:

Davodus
Jan 30th, 2013, 04:56 PM
New volume! wooo

And Lucie just played such a GOAT doubles point :lol: half volley, closed the net, volley winner

Wert.
Jan 30th, 2013, 05:50 PM
Nice win over Rosolska/Peschke 62 63. :bolt: :hearts:

Well done :worship:

Wert.
Jan 30th, 2013, 05:52 PM
OOP for tomorrow is out.

Third match ,Centre Court against Cornet. :cheer:

Davodus
Jan 30th, 2013, 05:55 PM
Lucie is such a doubles GOAT now :hysteric: she's gonna get a new career high too....what a good start for them this year...820 points already :eek:

Wert.
Jan 30th, 2013, 05:57 PM
TBH I won`t be surprised if they make the YEC ( Especially now when its TOP 8 in the race and not TOP 4 like before ) :oh: :oh:

Edinboro
Jan 30th, 2013, 09:38 PM
Its about time they increased the YEC doubles from 4 teams to 8. It was pretty ridiculous to call someone a YEC doubles champion when all they had to do was win two matches. :spit:

Robert-KimClijst
Jan 31st, 2013, 01:21 AM
Hahahaha, Lucie in the YEC for doubles... That would be something. It seems like she loves playing with Pavs though, and if she's having fun I think it will take the edge off singles a bit. Good win, two breadsticks! I don't mind that she lost the first set at all given how well she bounced back. Cornet will be a tougher ask, and the crowd will be against her. She should make the quarterfinals though.

Davodus
Jan 31st, 2013, 01:23 AM
I thought it was still top 4 this year for YEC then in 2014 they increase to 8 at the new place

Foals.
Jan 31st, 2013, 01:30 AM
I've just seen the highlights of her match against LDL. :hysteric: Lucie went from being a calamity; running around the court like a headless chicken, to GOAT in the second set. :lol: A strong finish in the end and very convincing win in the doubles too, GOAT indeed.

No disappointing loss to Cornet now Lucie...

lauraa00
Jan 31st, 2013, 10:33 AM
If lucie loses against Cornet i will be very very very very mad at her :devil:
But no jinx so goooooooooooooooooooooooo kick Cornet cry baby ass !!!

Davodus
Jan 31st, 2013, 10:41 AM
Won't we all :lol: Did you enjoy your VIP tickets yesterday, Laura? :p

lauraa00
Jan 31st, 2013, 11:17 AM
Won't we all :lol: Did you enjoy your VIP tickets yesterday, Laura? :p

It was great, i was wearing a very very beautiful green (PLASTIC) bracelet with "Village VIP" on it and surrounding by people that kept being on their phone instead of watching the game (very annoying those people). I was sitting very close to the court (the closest actually :p). I saw a part of bartoli's ass at a moment ... i almost vomited and passed out :lol: And my father kept calling Voegele Sabrina or Stefania :worship:
It was a very cool evening :D !

Davodus
Jan 31st, 2013, 11:19 AM
That whole post just cracked me up :hysteric: I hope you got to keep that sexy green bracelet.

Wert.
Jan 31st, 2013, 12:46 PM
Cibulkova out :hysteric:



Now watch bomb out to Bertens :hysteric: :hysteric:

Davodus
Jan 31st, 2013, 01:42 PM
Don't even mention Bertens to me, I am traumatised by their Wimbledon R1 match and I don't wanna deal with that :hysteric: she'll probably lose to Cornet anyway.

TimeyWimey
Jan 31st, 2013, 04:06 PM
Oh, Domi......

Davodus
Jan 31st, 2013, 04:11 PM
Lucie will need to play only like the first set again or she'll lose again to Bertens :o :lol: But not funny. That wimbledon match...

rucolo
Jan 31st, 2013, 04:27 PM
Lucie into Paris QF ! :drool: :cheer:

Next lucky loser Bertens. Reach the SF, Lucie ;)

lauraa00
Jan 31st, 2013, 04:29 PM
If lucie lose against a girl whose name is Kiki (do you know what kiki means in french :lol: ?), i will be very very mad :p

Davodus
Jan 31st, 2013, 05:00 PM
What does Kiki mean?

And I'm just hoping Lucie was having one of her :crazy: days at wimbledon and that's why she lost 6-3 6-0

lauraa00
Jan 31st, 2013, 05:17 PM
What does Kiki mean?

And I'm just hoping Lucie was having one of her :crazy: days at wimbledon and that's why she lost 6-3 6-0

Kiki is the childish word for penis :lol:

Davodus
Jan 31st, 2013, 05:29 PM
http://25.media.tumblr.com/0e236de370473c51435d159a939e3323/tumblr_mgh4yiDJKX1qg462ao6_r1_250.gif

Don't lose to Penis Bertens Lucie

Losing Streak
Jan 31st, 2013, 05:30 PM
Yeah, her name is cracking me up everytime :lol:

Wert.
Jan 31st, 2013, 06:28 PM
:lol:

Ollie.
Jan 31st, 2013, 09:22 PM
All I'm going to say is 'Phew'. :lol: At least she got through those matches.

That Wimbledon match against Bertens was a horror show, but I'm crossing my fingers for tomorrow...

smarties
Jan 31st, 2013, 11:50 PM
Kiki is the childish word for penis :lol:

J'lai jamais entendu celle là :lol: par contre quéquette... ;)

Davodus
Feb 1st, 2013, 02:08 AM
The only other day session match saw No.6 seed and two-time Open GDF SUEZ finalist Lucie Safarova win a see-saw three-setter against Alizé Cornet, 62 46 62. Up next for Safarova will be Bertens.

"Kiki is a good player and it will be hard for sure, but let's see tomorrow," Safarova said about the looming match-up. "I lost to her at Wimbledon last summer, but grass is not a good surface for me.

"The key for me is to serve hard and play aggressively."

What do you mean Lucie Grassafarova?

Davodus
Feb 1st, 2013, 03:48 PM
Still pissed with this loss to Bertens :o she was playing too awful for too long, she finally got it back together and lead 5-4 and had 0-30 but missed that....then Bertens got huge luck and won. I would rather she just lose than come back and lose anyway, that's always so annoying. I'm just venting now :lol: I'm sick of her missing opportunities to go far in draws.

rucolo
Feb 1st, 2013, 05:32 PM
Lucie :facepalm:

Such a headcase. Weak performance. 11 Winners, 33 UEs = - 22 :help:

Davodus
Feb 1st, 2013, 05:34 PM
Well the first set was 1-16 :hysteric:

Losing Streak
Feb 1st, 2013, 05:36 PM
Yes, this match was so sickening :tears: :hysteric:

Edinboro
Feb 1st, 2013, 09:27 PM
I hope she gets it together for clay season. Im not really expecting much from Doha, IW, or Miami. Apart from the Fed Cup final she really has been playing poorly since the US Open. Trailing in sets, coming back to level it only to lose her service game while trying to stay in the match. Obviously we know its mental with her but what I think is lacking for her is a title. Honestly I do. It's been 4 and a half years since shes won one and with that kind of drought you have to be missing that winning attitude. Think of Radwanska. Radwanska went I think over three years without winning a single title. Then after winning a title she went on a crazy streak in tour events thats continued even to now. Granted they are different players but Radwanska got her stuff together once she won after a long drought.

Foals.
Feb 2nd, 2013, 01:23 AM
I can't believe it. I actually had a sinking feeling when I saw Bertens was in as a lucky loser that if she played Lucie she'd win and it happened, just the same as the Keys incident... erghh!

In all honesty she probably payed for being too extreme up/down in her matches this week. The difference in the previous two matches was that her opponents' only real weapon was to keep the ball in play which gave Lucie enough time to get her shit together but today she ran out of time by the sounds of it.

Maybe Fed Cup can revive her. I won't hold my breath for anything too soon though...

Good luck in doubles... :unsure:

Davodus
Feb 2nd, 2013, 01:37 AM
She withdrew from doubles with a knee injury :o

jasonbloom
Feb 2nd, 2013, 08:23 AM
She withdrew from doubles with a knee injury :o

OK, this may explain why she performed so bad in single, if she is injured, she should not play Fed Cup

Davodus
Feb 2nd, 2013, 09:16 AM
It also explains poor serving, because her leg drive was not as good as normal...I guess the strapping on the knee was more than just precaution.

And I agree, she should withdraw from Fed Cup if it isn't 100%

Davodus
Feb 2nd, 2013, 11:57 AM
So Lucie pulled out of doubles as a precaution for Fed Cup and is gonna have scans in the Czech Republic to see what the injury is :o I hope it's nothing serious and I hope she doesn't play on it injured just for Fed Cup

Losing Streak
Feb 2nd, 2013, 12:19 PM
:sobbing:

Edinboro
Feb 2nd, 2013, 06:15 PM
Oh no, I hope it's nothing serious. :(

TimeyWimey
Feb 4th, 2013, 03:31 PM
guess our lovely birthday girl is making a WISH at the moment :lol:

Happy Birthday Lucie :angel:

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/67673_447050995359723_2082373733_n.jpg

Davodus
Feb 4th, 2013, 04:07 PM
Happy birthday :lol:

:cheer:

Alycia.
Feb 4th, 2013, 04:08 PM
Happy birthday Lucie :cheer:

Losing Streak
Feb 4th, 2013, 04:14 PM
Happy birthday! :awww: :aparty: :hug:

Edinboro
Feb 4th, 2013, 06:34 PM
Happy Birthday Lucie!

Wert.
Feb 4th, 2013, 06:36 PM
Happy birthday! :aparty:

ML1452
Feb 4th, 2013, 08:11 PM
Happy birthday Lucie! :) Good Luck! ;)

HowardH
Feb 5th, 2013, 03:14 PM
A belated happy birthday Lucie! Have a great year.

TimeyWimey
Feb 5th, 2013, 10:41 PM
A. Pavlyuchenkova ‏@NastiaPav
Randomly playing letterpress game online with Lucie Safarova at 11 pm!i think she is cheating by pressing some words i never knew existed!!

:lol:

Davodus
Feb 6th, 2013, 01:18 AM
:hysteric:

Edinboro
Feb 7th, 2013, 07:19 PM
Any news on her injury? :unsure:

Davodus
Feb 8th, 2013, 12:37 AM
It's an insertion problem in her knee, she said she's had problems with it before but she's confident she can play fine and it's getting better each day...but it's got some serious strapping on it.

Edinboro
Feb 8th, 2013, 01:31 AM
Well its good to know its not serious but still the knees are not something to mess around with. I just hope she really is healthy.

rucolo
Feb 9th, 2013, 11:22 AM
http://www.fedcup.com/en/news/articles/champions-welcome-a-new-and-hungry-australian-team.aspx


Saturday
R1: Petra Kvitova (CZE) v Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS)
R2: Lucie Safarova (CZE) v Samantha Stosur (AUS)

Sunday
R3: Petra Kvitova (CZE) v Samantha Stosur (AUS)
R4: Lucie Safarova (CZE) v Jarmila Gajdosova (AUS)
R5: Andrea Hlavackova/Lucie Hradecka (CZE) v Ashleigh Barty/Casey Dellacqua (AUS)


Have a bad feeling. I think Australia will beat Czech Republic :sobbing:

Kvitova is in horrible form, Lucie in weak form too, and injured. Hlavackova/Hradecka are not as strong anymore as they used to be. Currently I see the Australian team winning the doubles match. If Lucie has to withdraw from singles with injury Hlavackova or Hradecka can`t replace her. They would lose 100 %. Tough tie for Czech Republic :unsure:

Davodus
Feb 9th, 2013, 11:40 AM
Who knows :lol: them losing wouldn't be that upsetting, she won it so well last year I don't know if that could be topped...once you have 2 fed cup trophies it's not the end of the world if you don't get another..

That said of course I hope they win, but it'd be kind of nice to have a second half of the season where Fed Cup final isn't the only thing on her mind the whole time :lol:

But go Lucie :rocker2: being Australian I wouldn't enjoy the media fawning over the amazing Stosur and her Fed Cup heroics.

Wert.
Feb 9th, 2013, 03:54 PM
Kvitova vs BYE
Suarez Navarro vs Makarova
Safarova vs Hsieh
Hlavackova vs Petrova

Vinci vs Wickmayer
U Radwanska vs Q
Medina Garrigues vs Q
Williams vs BYE

Davodus
Feb 9th, 2013, 04:44 PM
She's so losing to Hsieh :hysteric: those choppers/hackers are her death.

I cant believe she beat Stosur 7-6 7-6 for the 2nd match in a row...and she was down so many times...

ML1452
Feb 9th, 2013, 05:23 PM
Well, today's match should improve her mentally alot, but how many times we said she will definitely improve after this or after that...Hsieh is actually a 'suprising' player, so I'm scared of that match tbh, and there's no one 'easy' in her section :o:sad::(

rucolo
Feb 9th, 2013, 08:36 PM
Amazing win over Stosur, Lucie ! :) :banana:

Czech Republic leads 2-0. Finish it tomorrow, girls ;)

smarties
Feb 9th, 2013, 11:31 PM
really improved her movement and defense. You go girl; proud of you :bounce:

TimeyWimey
Feb 10th, 2013, 01:34 AM
Stosur has lost 4 TBs in a row to Lucie :haha:

Davodus
Feb 10th, 2013, 01:52 AM
She also beat Lucie last year in Dubai 6-1 6-7 6-1 :lol: so she has played 5 TBs in the last year against Lucie and lost them all...and Lucie is not that good in TBs :hysteric:

Yellow Moon
Feb 10th, 2013, 03:28 AM
Sam Stosur really must have a stigma from '-ova's
congrats, Lucie :yeah:!

Davodus
Feb 10th, 2013, 10:56 AM
Lucie is playing doubles with Andrea in Doha and they are seeded :hysteric:

They drew Klepac and Govortsova in round 1

Wert.
Feb 10th, 2013, 10:58 AM
Lucie is playing doubles with Andrea in Doha and they are seeded :hysteric:

They drew Klepac and Govortsova in round 1



OMG this team is HOT :hearts:

rucolo
Feb 10th, 2013, 11:23 AM
Highlights: Safarova (CZE) v Stosur (AUS)

HdZ8spddyic

:drool:

TimeyWimey
Feb 10th, 2013, 02:19 PM
so Pavs no more :(

Davodus
Feb 10th, 2013, 03:05 PM
Pavs is injured and not playing there, don't worry.

Wert.
Feb 10th, 2013, 03:16 PM
TBH I wouldnt complain if she dumped Pavs and make a longterm team with Andrea :hearts: But not gonna happen IKR. :lol:

Davodus
Feb 10th, 2013, 03:25 PM
No chance...and she and Pavs are BFFs and they are a lot of fun to watch when they both play well...like AO R1 and R2

Davodus
Feb 10th, 2013, 04:49 PM
Cibulkova pulled out so Lucie replaced her as a seed in the draw...she now plays Daniilidou...2nd round McHale :o or Dushevina, 3rd round Azarenka.

If she could make R3 I'd be happy with that result because she'd have defended some of her QF points.

Wert.
Feb 10th, 2013, 04:52 PM
Thats much better isnt it? :p

Daniilidou shouldnt be much of a problem as well as McHale who won like 1 match in last 5 months

Davodus
Feb 10th, 2013, 04:55 PM
So had Niculescu last year in Beijing :p

ML1452
Feb 10th, 2013, 07:04 PM
I think Daniilidou is much easier for Lucie than Hsieh however you will look at it, I hope she can make this 3rd round...

rucolo
Feb 10th, 2013, 07:34 PM
Czech Republic into Fed Cup SF ! :inlove:

http://www.fedcup.com/en/news/articles/czech-mate-as-kvitova-saves-match-point-to-beat-stosur.aspx

Robert-KimClijst
Feb 11th, 2013, 06:17 PM
Couldn't get near a computer over the last week, but great job to Lucie for once again performing well in Fed Cup. Not a great draw with Azarenka, but third round wouldn't be horrible this week. Hopefully she isn't going to be tired.

Losing Streak
Feb 12th, 2013, 01:06 PM
Lucie beat Daniilidou 2 & 3 :bounce: :)

Davodus
Feb 12th, 2013, 01:07 PM
She won at least..nothing special, played solid on all wings...some blah errors but Daniilidou is weird to play, she throws in a lot of junk so it's difficult to get rhythm, plus it was windy. But good to get an easy win, her easiest this year.

McHale next :o I have nightmares of their AO12 match so I am not optimistic :lol:

ML1452
Feb 12th, 2013, 02:30 PM
When I saw McHale's recent results I thought she'll be easy to beat (She won only one match since Montreal...) but today she devastated Vera Dushevina :o so who knows... Lucie can't play like with Daniilidou to win this match

Tennis Fool
Feb 12th, 2013, 11:28 PM
BTW, this is Lucie's section:

Victoria Azarenka [1] - Bye
Tsvetana Pironkova - Romina Oprandi
Christina McHale - Vera Dushevina [Q]
Lucie Safarova [17] - Eleni Daniilidou

She probably won't get to defend her QF points, as Vika looms in the third round.

Dangerous second-round however, against Xtina, who beat her at the AO. Lucie should get redemption if she's focused.

Foals.
Feb 12th, 2013, 11:57 PM
Congrats on the success at the weekend in Fed Cup for Lucie and Czech Republic, if only she could play there all the time...

It's always a positive if she beats any slightly unorthodox player and in windy conditions, so not too bad a win. :lol: That being said I fear the worst if it's windy on an outside court and Mchale get's every ball back at her... :help:

Davodus
Feb 13th, 2013, 01:15 AM
That's exactly how it was at AO :lol: outside court and it was windy...

Wert.
Feb 13th, 2013, 09:48 AM
BTW, this is Lucie's section:

Victoria Azarenka [1] - Bye
Tsvetana Pironkova - Romina Oprandi
Christina McHale - Vera Dushevina [Q]
Lucie Safarova [17] - Eleni Daniilidou

She probably won't get to defend her QF points, as Vika looms in the third round.

Dangerous second-round however, against Xtina, who beat her at the AO. Lucie should get redemption if she's focused.

Last year this tournament was a Premier so it had 32 Draw size, this year its P5 with 64 Draw Size. :o

rucolo
Feb 13th, 2013, 09:52 AM
Nice start at Doha, Lucie ! :)

Zp9U2aFAMQ0

Davodus
Feb 13th, 2013, 11:23 AM
Last year this tournament was a Premier so it had 32 Draw size, this year its P5 with 64 Draw Size. :o

No last year it was a P5, Lucie beat Ula, Caro and Sveta to make the QF. The year before it was a Premier when she beat Radwanska.

Wert.
Feb 13th, 2013, 11:28 AM
iOh :lol: Forgot :p


Thanks

Losing Streak
Feb 13th, 2013, 02:33 PM
:tears: :o

Davodus
Feb 13th, 2013, 02:34 PM
Once again I'm right :lol: as soon as I saw her change to that spot in the draw I knew she'd lose to McHale :lol:

TimeyWimey
Feb 13th, 2013, 05:08 PM
i knew this would happen, even the scoreline is the same :o

Foals.
Feb 13th, 2013, 10:42 PM
It's not the least bit shocking, but the insane level of throwing away momentum in matches never ceases to amaze.

Davodus
Feb 14th, 2013, 12:58 AM
Yeah having 4-1 and 0-30 on McHale's serve only to lose 9 games in a row was ridiculous, and the amount of game points she missed :lol: and it was insanely windy but like I said, she can't just lose every time it's windy, she needs to figure out how to win

EDIT: Oh but she and Andrea managed to win 6-2 6-4 :lol: doubles better than singles this year

Wert.
Feb 14th, 2013, 09:24 PM
Lucie & Andy defeated Black/Rodionova 10-5 in STB. :yeah:


I really like this team and Im glad to see them doing well together although. :hearts: Eventhough its for this week only.


Tomorrow against Petrova/Srebotnik NB 5pm on C1. I think there will be stream. :p Good luck :cheer:


This season she is such a doubles GOAT. :lol:

Davodus
Feb 15th, 2013, 02:11 AM
Ikr :hysteric: she keeps getting really good results in doubles, it's hilarious. But I like it.

Davodus
Feb 15th, 2013, 03:07 PM
Lost 6-1 6-1 to Petrova/Srebotnik :spit: they played bad, but Srebotnik was in full on fluke mode hitting everything for winners :o

TimeyWimey
Feb 15th, 2013, 03:14 PM
they got KILLED :lol:

Wert.
Feb 15th, 2013, 03:21 PM
They got trashed but its not like Andrea was much better than Lucie TBH :lol:

Really seemed to have fun out there though, which is good. :lol: They paired up because of absence of their regular partners and managed to win 2 matches so thats positive already. :) Everything beyond that would be just a bonus so I guess thats why they didnt care TOO much :lol:

Davodus
Feb 15th, 2013, 03:35 PM
Andrea was worse I think :hysteric: Lucie actually played some quite nice doubles points, and that 1-1 deciding point in the 2nd set she did 3 great reflex volleys and Andrea screwed up an easy backhand :lol:

But like you said they were only here to have fun so :shrug: QF is a good result

Wert.
Feb 15th, 2013, 03:44 PM
I remember that point :hysteric:


Indeed. :)

On to Dubai!

TimeyWimey
Feb 15th, 2013, 03:45 PM
will Pavs be back in Dubai?

Davodus
Feb 15th, 2013, 03:50 PM
Yep Pavs is there already

TimeyWimey
Feb 15th, 2013, 03:54 PM
time to have more fun :yeah:

Robert-KimClijst
Feb 15th, 2013, 10:14 PM
Lucie the doubles specialist. :lol: Salt in the wound that McHale lost her next match love and love. Hopefully better results to come in Dubai. I have a good feeling about the clay season this year for what it's worth (knock on wood).

Davodus
Feb 16th, 2013, 09:49 AM
Got Wozniacki round 1 of Dubai :lol: obviously, we know Lucie can beat Woz...but she has to play very well to do so, no stupid errors and the right tactic...she was playing great in Doha last year and only JUST won...

Maybe she'll surprise and play well :lol:

Wert.
Feb 16th, 2013, 10:00 AM
That kinda sucks knowing that there are wc v wc and q v q matches but actually draws have been pretty kind to her this year and she never took advantage of it. :p Maybe she will play better if they set her bigger challenge. :p

Tennis Fool
Feb 17th, 2013, 08:29 AM
Here's her section:

Caroline Wozniacki [8] - Lucie Safarova
Qualifier - Qualifier
Marion Bartoli [WC] - Klara Zakopalova
Serena Williams [2] - Bye

Too bad about the draw. She needs to make up the points lost in Doha, here! Plus, she has 2nd round points to defend. :o

1-2 against Woz, but beat her at Doha last year. However, we know Lucie's been in poor form.

Davodus
Feb 17th, 2013, 09:52 AM
No she's 2-1 against Woz...won in Stuttgart 2010, lost Copenhagen 2011, won Doha 2012.

In the doubles, she and Pavs hit the jackpot and got Rosolska/Al Nabhani :lol: should win that

Wert.
Feb 17th, 2013, 09:57 AM
They couldn't ask for a better R1 draw than this :lol: Also Vesnina retired today in singles qualies

Robert-KimClijst
Feb 17th, 2013, 09:04 PM
Lousy draw. It's a shame too because there's no big opportunity to pick up points till Miami if I remember correctly.

TimeyWimey
Feb 17th, 2013, 09:09 PM
Lousy draw. It's a shame to because there's no big opportunity to pick up points till Miami if I remember correctly.

then she'll have 320 pts to defend in Charleston :(

the prospect is quite bleak at the moment to be honest, really have no idea which Lucie will show up in these tournaments :lol:

ShiftyFella
Feb 18th, 2013, 03:14 PM
CC Schedule for tomorrow

2:00PM
Julia Goerges vs Sara Errani
Followed by
Petra Kvitova vs Daniela Hantuchova
Not Before 7:00PM
Caroline Wozniacki vs Lucie Safarova
Followed By
Ekaterina Makarova vs Samantha Stosur

Foals.
Feb 18th, 2013, 06:38 PM
Lucie's had her chances with generous draws but she seems to play worse the easier they are. She's more than capable of taking out Wozniacki but her form suggests otherwise.

The doubles GOATness is unquestionable. :lol: It looks set to continue, winnable match/es.

TimeyWimey
Feb 18th, 2013, 08:28 PM
Pavs lost her opening round :o

Edinboro
Feb 20th, 2013, 05:21 AM
She's having such a bad year. :confused:

Actually she's been having a bad five months minus fed cup.

Davodus
Feb 20th, 2013, 05:25 AM
Yep :lol: Since USO if you disclude fed cup things have been bad...I dunno what's wrong :shrug: but I hope she comes out of it...she can clearly still play well because in doubles she has played some brilliant tennis, but in singles her confidence is so low

Edinboro
Feb 20th, 2013, 05:44 AM
I may be over thinking it here but when you take it to affect that she led 5-1 in the 3rd set of the Rogers Cup semis against Li Na. Ever since then she has had so much trouble closing out matches. I'll never forget that match. Never was I so conflicted. I was driving down to Cincinnati which was starting the next day. Had Lucie won that I wouldn't have got to see her...But I wanted her to win so bad.

Davodus
Feb 20th, 2013, 06:22 AM
That was quite a heart-wrenching loss :o It may have an influence still...who knows. But if she doesnt get it together soon she is gonna take a big rankings hit. She is having so much trouble actually hitting winners...she just cant seem to put the ball away and finish the point. Sets it up, but ends up hitting right back to them, down the middle, or making an error....idk

TimeyWimey
Feb 20th, 2013, 01:35 PM
I may be over thinking it here but when you take it to affect that she led 5-1 in the 3rd set of the Rogers Cup semis against Li Na. Ever since then she has had so much trouble closing out matches. I'll never forget that match. Never was I so conflicted. I was driving down to Cincinnati which was starting the next day. Had Lucie won that I wouldn't have got to see her...But I wanted her to win so bad.

I was in Cincy that weekend too, hoping I could see her there (but had to leave Sunday night). But this year I'm pretty sure she won't go that far in Rogers Cup again :lol:

I was even debating myself lately whether I should drive to Charleston for the championship weekend there cuz I love that city so so much and Lucie was in the final last year.

But man, how on earth will there be another final for her considering her recent form :lol:

TimeyWimey
Feb 20th, 2013, 05:13 PM
won the doubles, will play Mattek-Sands/Mirza next

Edinboro
Feb 20th, 2013, 09:49 PM
I hate to sound repetitive or pessimistic about her chances, but I think now would be a good time for her to play in some of the smaller level events preferably on clay where she's at her best. But then again she's been losing to almost anyone. :/

Edinboro
Feb 20th, 2013, 10:02 PM
I was in Cincy that weekend too, hoping I could see her there (but had to leave Sunday night). But this year I'm pretty sure she won't go that far in Rogers Cup again :lol:

I was even debating myself lately whether I should drive to Charleston for the championship weekend there cuz I love that city so so much and Lucie was in the final last year.

But man, how on earth will there be another final for her considering her recent form :lol:



She loves Rogers Cup though. A SF, and 2 QFs ;) Thats probably her overall best tournament, besting out Madrid. Her form has ben bad. I wonder if maybe things are not working out well with her coach? :confused: She should get the Fed Cup captain to coach her and a sports psychologist to match :P.

Edinboro
Feb 20th, 2013, 10:06 PM
By the way, anyone know her schedule for the next couple of months? Her website hasn't been updated since the Fed Cup win. :O

Wert.
Feb 20th, 2013, 10:09 PM
By the way, anyone know her schedule for the next couple of months? Her website hasn't been updated since the Fed Cup win. :O


IW
Miami
Charleston
Stuttgart
Rome
Madrid
RG


:shrug:

Davodus
Feb 21st, 2013, 01:07 PM
Lost 4-6 4-6 :o Mirza/BMS are the biggest fluke team on tour, they just 100% ballbash and it either works or it doesnt and today it worked. They just blast the shit out of the ball and they went in :o Lucie and Pavs played ok...Lucie was pretty much the same the whole way, Pavs was very up and down...she had trouble putting volleys away, but sometimes hit enormous winners.

They lead 3-1 in the 2nd set and 40-15 at 3-2...but couldnt go on with it.

TimeyWimey
Feb 21st, 2013, 01:56 PM
Lost 4-6 4-6 :o Mirza/BMS are the biggest fluke team on tour, they just 100% ballbash and it either works or it doesnt and today it worked. They just blast the shit out of the ball and they went in :o Lucie and Pavs played ok...Lucie was pretty much the same the whole way, Pavs was very up and down...she had trouble putting volleys away, but sometimes hit enormous winners.

They lead 3-1 in the 2nd set and 40-15 at 3-2...but couldnt go on with it.

does her knee look ok?

Davodus
Feb 21st, 2013, 02:00 PM
:shrug: didn't seem to bother her, except she didnt really serve that well. Just average serves.

TimeyWimey
Feb 21st, 2013, 02:14 PM
:shrug: didn't seem to bother her, except she didnt really serve that well. Just average serves.

ok, because i saw some comments yesterday saying her knee is still bothering her in dubai

Davodus
Feb 21st, 2013, 02:35 PM
Where? I'm sure it is still bothering her since it's still covered in kinesiotape...I think the 2 week break to Indian Wells now will be good for her

TimeyWimey
Feb 21st, 2013, 03:26 PM
Where? I'm sure it is still bothering her since it's still covered in kinesiotape...I think the 2 week break to Indian Wells now will be good for her

i need to use google translate to locate them :lol: Li Na has been using tape in the knee for several years, so as long as Lucie does not admit such injury like after Paris, i think she's fine :)

too bad no Kinesio available for her brain so far :lol: :p

rucolo
Feb 22nd, 2013, 02:10 PM
2-6 2-6 loss to Wozniacki :sad:

Completely brainless performance. Very weak footwork/movement :o

Totally out of form. 9 Winners, 45 UEs = - 36 :help:

ShiftyFella
Mar 4th, 2013, 11:22 PM
Ben Rothenberg ‏@BenRothenberg

Safarova gets put as Kerber's fourth round foe--that whole quarter looks pretty open. #BNPPO13

Wert.
Mar 4th, 2013, 11:23 PM
She will lose in R1 anyway.

TimeyWimey
Mar 4th, 2013, 11:27 PM
She will lose in R1 anyway.

she has BYE :p

Wert.
Mar 5th, 2013, 12:08 AM
Kerber vs BYE
Begu vs Watson
Parmentier vs Q
Wickmayer vs BYE
Makarova vs BYE
Jovanovski vs Q
Rybarikova vs Oprandi
Safarova vs BYE


Looks like a good draw, but ofc she is going to screw it all just like at AO and other 127262652 tournaments where she completely wasted the advantage of being given such a kind draw.


Hopefully she beats Bye.

TimeyWimey
Mar 5th, 2013, 12:16 AM
Looks like a good draw, but ofc she is going to screw it all just like at AO and other 127262652 tournaments where she completely wasted the advantage of being given such a kind draw.


Hopefully she beats Bye.

:lol::lol::lol:

Davodus
Mar 5th, 2013, 02:35 AM
It's not really a kind draw, given that her R2 would be dropshot dame Oprandi. She throws in all kinds of junk just like Niculescu so that could be ugly lbr. Plus before last year she has always flopped in IW so I really have no expectations.

Edinboro
Mar 5th, 2013, 06:51 AM
She needs points here and in Miami or she's going to be out of the top 25 after Charleston. :/

Robert-KimClijst
Mar 6th, 2013, 10:13 PM
I'm praying she doesn't get Oprandi second round... That would be unwatchable.

smarties
Mar 7th, 2013, 12:29 AM
Rybarikova would indeed be a better matchup

Davodus
Mar 7th, 2013, 01:13 AM
http://www.tennisviewmag.com/tennis-view-magazine/article/lucie-safarova-good-fair-player-czech

really good article/interview!

Davodus
Mar 8th, 2013, 04:04 AM
Rybarikova beat Oprandi 7-6 6-0...I didn't expect that, but Rybarikova is a good player...she's shown some form lately so it's not gonna be easy, but at least she doesn't do all the hacking and drop shotting. That said she does do that a bit :lol:

Head to head is 1-1...Lucie won in 3 at 2011 USO and lost in 3 in 2006 Prague

Robert-KimClijst
Mar 8th, 2013, 04:07 AM
One thing you wish you could change about yourself: Not be so stubborn sometimes
My favorite part of that article. :lol: The amount of times I have thought that when watching her play sometimes, hahaha. I loved that interview. She's so down to earth and friendly, you can just tell from reading that article.

Rybarikova is a very winnable first round match, but who knows given Lucie's form these past couple weeks. She seems very happy judging by her Facebook though, so that is good.

Davodus
Mar 9th, 2013, 02:45 AM
Lost doubles 6-4 4-6 10-5 :o I mean it's a good showing against the 3rd seeds and 2nd ranked team this year, but it was annoying. They had 15 BPs and only took 5. Pavs lost every service game, Lucie held every service game...they really could've won by taking a couple more of those BPs and Pavs taking a couple of the deciding points on her serves :o

TimeyWimey
Mar 9th, 2013, 02:57 AM
pavs is useless these days :o

Davodus
Mar 9th, 2013, 07:50 AM
She lost to Johanna Larsson :hysteric: but tbf Lucie's returning was awful, they kept losing points to that side. Pavs was slumping last year and they still managed to win Charleston, and Petrova/Srebitchnik are the number 2 team this year :lol:

At least Lucie didn't lose serve

Edinboro
Mar 9th, 2013, 07:43 PM
She needs to serve well tonight. At least Rybarikova is a pretty poor returner as well.

Robert-KimClijst
Mar 10th, 2013, 01:46 AM
Not a good loss. It's starting to get worrisome. Maybe it was the pressure that resulted from that Fed Cup win, but her results this year have been abysmal.

Davodus
Mar 10th, 2013, 01:49 AM
I think everyone talking about how now she'll be a top player after fed cup was a lot of pressure, probably too much. But I mean really she can't even beat Rybarikova. It's ridiculous now and she's definitely slumping. Her ranking is gonna plummet.

HowardH
Mar 10th, 2013, 01:49 AM
Umm... worrying indeed.

Tennis Fool
Mar 10th, 2013, 03:53 AM
Lost in three, 26 64 26.

:facepalm:

Wert.
Mar 10th, 2013, 08:43 AM
Glory days of being a top 20 player are over I see.

She just needed to beat bye,rybarikova and muguruza in order to reach r4. If she had any brain she would win these matches. Meh

And funny how is she getting such a kind draws these days when she basically cant win a match :sobbing:

She better start to play good soon, this is seriously depressing.

rucolo
Mar 10th, 2013, 03:13 PM
Lucie :smash:

Another early exit. I bet she was a mess again, because Lucie is so much more talented than Rybarikova. I have no idea what is happening right now. If only she would use her brain. Also Lucie is way too nervous on court. And has zero consistency. Maybe Lucie needs a new coach. Wake up now :(

Davodus
Mar 10th, 2013, 04:33 PM
I think her coaching situation could be a big problem, but if I go into my thoughts on that I'll write like 1000 words :lol:

TimeyWimey
Mar 10th, 2013, 04:54 PM
dump Pavs now, I just can't see any positive input from her, if so, why bother

Davodus
Mar 11th, 2013, 11:07 PM
Biljana was on court coaching for Petrova...and apparently wasn't seen at Lucie's match :lol: unconfirmed though

Edinboro
Mar 12th, 2013, 02:09 AM
Is she having problems with her coach? :O

Where did you hear that she was coaching for Petrova?

Davodus
Mar 12th, 2013, 02:44 AM
https://twitter.com/Romeo244/status/311186066600243202/photo/1 here

Edinboro
Mar 12th, 2013, 03:06 AM
:eek:

Oh Lucie, find a new coach. Especially one that is good with mentality. :p

TimeyWimey
Mar 12th, 2013, 03:16 AM
tough time for her :hug:

Davodus
Mar 12th, 2013, 03:29 AM
I knew the coaching situation was a problem as I've been saying :lol: I'd rather she found a new coach than shared. Maybe she's got everything out of Biljana that she can.

TimeyWimey
Mar 12th, 2013, 02:19 PM
I knew the coaching situation was a problem as I've been saying :lol: I'd rather she found a new coach than shared. Maybe she's got everything out of Biljana that she can.

how could she share a coach with NADIA :lol:

Davodus
Mar 12th, 2013, 03:33 PM
Nadia has a coach, so I have no clue what Biljana was doing there. Idgi. I blame Srebotnik that thief.

Edinboro
Mar 12th, 2013, 07:06 PM
Besides that, I think it is time to look for a new coach or at least train with someone else. She has had virtually no results in singles since The US Open last year. And there is no explanation for it either. Why prolong this? Lucie is now 26 which has become the perfect age for GOAT tennis. I'd really like to see her utilize these peak years. Any chance she can work with the Fed Cup coach? :P It seems to be the only place she gets results these days. :'(

TimeyWimey
Mar 12th, 2013, 07:41 PM
yeh, she seems very rusty this year, like a player just back from a long break

Edinboro
Mar 12th, 2013, 07:47 PM
But it's more than that. This hasn't been going all season, this has been going on for six months now, and no signs at all of improvement. She's pretty much going to lose all 1900 of her points within the next five and a half months which brings me to something else. Anyone know how many points she has accumulated since last September? About 300? That's really bad to gain such a small amount in a long time period. Her ranking will really suffer this summer if she doesn't get her shit together. The one good thing about all of this is that we are almost entering clay season, and if there was anytime I would expect Lucie to pull out of a slump, it would be on clay where she's usually at her best. One or two amazing wins could really turn this around for her..

TimeyWimey
Mar 12th, 2013, 07:57 PM
But it's more than that. This hasn't been going all season, this has been going on for six months now, and no signs at all of improvement. She's pretty much going to lose all 1900 of her points within the next five and a half months which brings me to something else. Anyone know how many points she has accumulated since last September? About 300? That's really bad to gain such a small amount in a long time period. Her ranking will really suffer this summer if she doesn't get her shit together. The one good thing about all of this is that we are almost entering clay season, and if there was anytime I would expect Lucie to pull out of a slump, it would be on clay where she's usually at her best. One or two amazing wins could really turn this around for her..

yeh, i didn't do the math but i know it's pretty scary, her confidence is mysteriously low

she usually has better timing/rhythm on clay, and seems to predict well, we will see in charleston before the czech plays italy on palermo clay

Davodus
Mar 13th, 2013, 02:38 AM
I think Biljana was/is good for her in terms of her fitness and strategy, but not in terms of mentality. I think she makes Lucie think too much about technical things in her game and it makes her actually play them worse, and I think the serve is the best example of that. I'll leave my comments on the coaching situation to that for now, but if she finds another coach I won't be disappointed :lol:

Edinboro
Mar 13th, 2013, 02:41 AM
Yes, I definitely agree with you on fitness. I noticed that last year on one of the streams just how buff she was. She really improved her fitness. Her serve has been questionable as well. It seems a lot slower lately but I thought that had something to do with her injury?

Davodus
Mar 13th, 2013, 02:48 AM
I'm not sure, her 2nd serve has been a problem for a while, she's very tentative on it. I dunno, and I don't think we'll ever know what's happened properly...but something is definitely not quite right

Robert-KimClijst
Mar 13th, 2013, 05:44 AM
Wait wait wait, why is Biljana coaching Petrova right now? Did I miss something big???

Davodus
Mar 13th, 2013, 06:04 AM
Read back :lol: something has happened, and the fact that Biljana is still there coaching Nadia when I assume Lucie has gone to Miami...I mean maybe she hasn't but even so, leads me to believe that they aren't working together. And If I'm really honest, I think that's fair enough. She's a singles player in the top 20 (not for much longer but at the start of the year she was) and it's really fair that she would not expect to have to share her coach. Biljana agreeing to work also with Srebotnik is in my opinion unfair. Just my opinion though, and it seems that maybe it started the end of their agreement.

Edinboro
Mar 13th, 2013, 06:30 AM
That may explain why she's been playing so badly. I'm afraid to even make a list of all the players she's lost to in the past six months lol.

Robert-KimClijst
Mar 13th, 2013, 06:15 PM
Thanks David. Apparently Lucie is still in Indian Wells practicing according to Matt Cronin on Twitter. So perhaps Biljana is just helping Nadia out since she's coachless? Regardless, it's a bit strange. Especially since I've never heard of Lucie and Nadia as friends.

Davodus
Mar 14th, 2013, 01:57 AM
She'd be helping Nadia because of Srebotnik, but that's what I don't get because Nadia has a coach...he's been with her all year. So I really have no clue what's happening.

Davodus
Mar 15th, 2013, 03:20 AM
https://twitter.com/youpaynow/status/312358123966967808

she is still in IW and she has her thigh strapped now by the look of it :lol: another thing to add to the list

Edinboro
Mar 15th, 2013, 04:20 AM
That's not good.

Robert-KimClijst
Mar 15th, 2013, 06:21 PM
I don't understand why she hasn't gone to Miami yet. She should get used to the conditions there. Not happy to see her thigh not looking good!

Edinboro
Mar 15th, 2013, 07:09 PM
Probably cause she plans on bombing out early there too. :/

Ollie.
Mar 17th, 2013, 06:01 PM
:sad: I hope her thigh will be ok, an injury on top of such bad form would be awful. :(

She has so many points to defend at Charleston....I'm scared. :unsure:

Davodus
Mar 18th, 2013, 11:06 PM
The draw is out and Lucie atm would have Oprandi :lol: or Rus in R2 and Cibulkova in R3...but Azarenka just pulled out and since Lucie is 17th seed that might move her in the draw but I'm not sure where to.

Davodus
Mar 18th, 2013, 11:39 PM
Ok now it's being reported Azarenka didn't pull out :lol: mess...and funny Lucie drew Oprandi again, can't avoid it this time I don't think.

Tennis Fool
Mar 19th, 2013, 12:12 AM
Her section:

Serena vs BYE
Pennetta vs Larsson
Watson vs Morita
BYE vs Wickmayer
Safarova vs BYE
Oprandi vs Rus
Mladenovic vs Wozniak
BYE vs Cibulkova

She has no points to defend, so can only do better than last year.

Davodus
Mar 19th, 2013, 02:41 AM
Or equally bad :lol:

Foals.
Mar 20th, 2013, 12:33 AM
What a draw. It looks like the only person she's passing is Bye. :help:

Well at least the doubles draw is better this time, Lucie and Anastasia drew wildcards Muguruza/Schiavone.

Davodus
Mar 20th, 2013, 03:45 AM
They were so unlucky in IW with the draw, Petrova and the thief made it all the way to the final and almost won the title after that, and they made the final without losing another set I think. And Lucie/Pavs should've beaten them :o

Also Lucie and Pavs have been a team for a year now :lol: they are defending 720 points in the next 2 tournaments :spit:

Tennis Fool
Mar 20th, 2013, 11:52 PM
Gets Romina, who she's 0-1 against. 2009 Ortisel, 26 63 67(6). (I wonder if she had match points there :oh: ) This is their first meeting on a hc. She's due for at least a win. :o

Davodus
Mar 21st, 2013, 03:02 AM
It seems they are 5th on court 2 tomorrow

HowardH
Mar 21st, 2013, 07:24 AM
I have no idea what will happen against Oprandi...

Davodus
Mar 21st, 2013, 09:49 AM
Neither :lol: Oprandi is the type of player who drives her nuts. But Oprandi really struggled to beat Rus who has been utterly useless all year, and is also leftie.

I guess as usual it comes down to Lucie and how she plays on the day....

TimeyWimey
Mar 21st, 2013, 11:01 PM
lost set 1 in tb

TimeyWimey
Mar 21st, 2013, 11:34 PM
set all

Foals.
Mar 22nd, 2013, 01:46 AM
Lucie and Anastasia (the slumping sisters) are playing their doubles match tomorrow. If they don't win they'll have a week or so off. :lol:

Davodus
Mar 22nd, 2013, 03:04 AM
Something needs to change for Lucie...her mentality is shot. It's worrying and frustrating. I don't really know what to say...it's gonna be hard for her to shake this one off

HowardH
Mar 22nd, 2013, 10:16 AM
She was 5-1 up in the tiebreak and lost the last six points? I didn't realise when I looked at the score, but boy, that's... tragicomic.

:sad: :hug:

Davodus
Mar 22nd, 2013, 10:34 AM
Yep

http://24.media.tumblr.com/f83099b56c07be5aac2cc800cc901f63/tumblr_mjj70nYMoy1s2yegdo1_400.gif

lauraa00
Mar 22nd, 2013, 11:11 AM
Do we have to make a minute of silence for the way she is playing since the beginning of the season :lol: ?

Davodus
Mar 22nd, 2013, 11:57 AM
I think we do :o

ShiftyFella
Mar 22nd, 2013, 12:08 PM
Do we have to make a minute of silence for the way she is playing since the beginning of the season :lol: ?
make it a hour:sobbing:

jasonbloom
Mar 22nd, 2013, 02:24 PM
Nothing to say, I have no expectation now, clay season should be better for her but who knows what will be turned out :rolleyes:

Edinboro
Mar 22nd, 2013, 09:38 PM
From her facebook page..

6:7 6:4 6:7(5:7)
Bad day yesterday. Tennis can be sometime cruel, two points away from a win and still to far.. Was good match, so I will keep fighting for better days!

It's interesting she can be so optimistic. This has to be getting grueling for her.

Tennis Fool
Mar 23rd, 2013, 12:19 AM
Second lost to Romina, second time going down in a third set tb :tape:

Davodus
Mar 23rd, 2013, 04:44 AM
http://www.vamostv.com/default.asp?n1=3&v=1208353

if you've ever wanted to see Lucie riding a dolphin this video is for you

Edinboro
Mar 27th, 2013, 02:59 AM
I was just looking at the current race to the YEC and Lucie is not even in the top 100. :lol: :bigcry:

Ollie.
Mar 27th, 2013, 10:53 PM
I was just looking at the current race to the YEC and Lucie is not even in the top 100. :lol: :bigcry:

:help: The highest ranked player she's defeated was Alize Cornet in Paris I think...and that was a very tough match.

Foals.
Mar 28th, 2013, 03:28 AM
I know it's been bad but that's just... no words. :facepalm: At least she got to swim with dolphins in Miami!

Davodus
Mar 28th, 2013, 03:31 AM
I'm trying to not care and be like

http://oi48.tinypic.com/mt8efk.jpg

And then I end up like

http://www.opheliaswebb.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/enough.gif

But really it's so depressing :lol: she's gonna be at the back end of the top 30 when Charleston points come off :o

Foals.
Mar 28th, 2013, 04:10 AM
:rolls:

I kinda know what you mean. You've supported Lucie for a long time... it's enough to drive anyone bi-polar. :lol:

That girl is terrifying!

TimeyWimey
Mar 28th, 2013, 04:14 AM
But really it's so depressing :lol: she's gonna be at the back end of the top 30 when Charleston points come off :o

so very likely she would still be in top 30 regardless of the result of Charleston

then what exactly are we worried about ? :lol:

Davodus
Mar 28th, 2013, 04:25 AM
:rolls:

I kinda know what you mean. You've supported Lucie for a long time... it's enough to drive anyone bi-polar. :lol:

That girl is terrifying!

since 2005 or 2006 or something, you'd think I'd be used to it by now.

so very likely she would still be in top 30 regardless of the result of Charleston

then what exactly are we worried about ? :lol:

The fact that she's in a massive slump and unable to win, probably ;)

TimeyWimey
Mar 30th, 2013, 09:12 PM
Oprandi or Lucic in R2 :rolls:

ML1452
Mar 30th, 2013, 10:14 PM
In general tough draw, Sorana Cirstea in 3rd R, and in QF..............Serena Williams........ :help:

Tennis Fool
Mar 30th, 2013, 10:16 PM
Welp, she draws Serena in her quarter, so she can say goodbye to her finalist points from last year.

[1] Serena Williams vs. Bye
Mandy Minella vs. Camila Giorgi
Q vs. Kristina Mladenovic
Anna Tatishvili vs. [15] Sabine Lisicki

[11] Sorana Cirstea vs. Tatjana Malek
Arantxa Rus vs. Anabel Medina Garrigues
Romina Oprandi vs. Mirjana Lucic-Baroni
[6] Lucie Safarova vs. Bye

Davodus
Mar 31st, 2013, 02:38 AM
Oprandi, Cirstea, Serena

:haha: points gone. Serena may pull out, but even if she did she will lose before the QF anyway.

Robert-KimClijst
Mar 31st, 2013, 03:12 AM
Call me crazy but I have a feeling Lucie will play good tennis here. She has such good memories here from last year. I don't see her getting past the quarterfinals, but I see her reaching that round.

Davodus
Mar 31st, 2013, 04:03 AM
I'm not quite as optimistic :lol:

TimeyWimey
Mar 31st, 2013, 04:20 AM
I'm just glad Pavs is not there, she's in Monterrey :lol:

Davodus
Mar 31st, 2013, 06:02 AM
Why? They are defending champs, it would've been nice if they could've tried to defend their only title

TimeyWimey
Mar 31st, 2013, 07:57 AM
Why? They are defending champs, it would've been nice if they could've tried to defend their only title

because they've been nightmare this year together, don't you think?

and Pavs was the champion in Monterrey a few years ago so if both could just focus a little bit more in their fav tournament, it would be better than another first round exit and then some consolation prize by reaching the doubles QF which honestly no one really cares at this stage :wavey:

Davodus
Mar 31st, 2013, 09:23 AM
They're 9th in the race together this year on 865 points...that's not really nightmare level. If Lucie had her doubles results for her singles results she'd be in great shape.

Ollie.
Mar 31st, 2013, 01:23 PM
Hoping Serena pulls out so that Lucie wouldn't have to meet her in the QFs....:unsure:

However, I don't think she'll even get that far. :sobbing:

smarties
Mar 31st, 2013, 03:50 PM
I'm just glad Pavs is not there, she's in Monterrey :lol:

Yep, not sure is the best of influence; not saying that her crappy play is due to Pavs but I just get the feeling that she's been taking things to lightly since she paired up with her...

Davodus
Mar 31st, 2013, 04:21 PM
I dunno where this comes from that Pavs is making her play bad or have some wrong attitude :o they've been good friends long long before they teamed up for doubles, for sure as far back as January 2011, and last year when they teamed up Lucie had her best year in terms of rankings...the problem with Lucie's play in my opinion is stemming from her coaching situation and possibly some other mental factors, not who she's friends with.

Ollie.
Mar 31st, 2013, 04:44 PM
Indeed, her and Nastya have been doing well in doubles. :shrug:

TimeyWimey
Mar 31st, 2013, 05:02 PM
They're 9th in the race together this year on 865 points...that's not really nightmare level. If Lucie had her doubles results for her singles results she'd be in great shape.

thats' exactly what i was talking about, QF-ish results in doubles and then first round defeat in singles together, this is not a good thing if it becomes a PATTERN, unless singles career's been turned into secondary consideration for both, then I'm fine (however I highly doubt she would make that decision at PEAK of her singles ranking)

I agree the problem with Lucie's play in my opinion is stemming from her coaching situation and possibly some other mental factors, not who she's friends with., but shouldn't her puzzling lack of confidence justify some extra "sacrifice" or change in their friendship time to address?

I've been a fan of Pavs for a long time and I know how good she once was, but am just saddened to see her level drop to this shit and looks like she doesn't even care

not something I would like to see on Lucie

Davodus
Mar 31st, 2013, 05:15 PM
Lucie's level dropped to something far worse than this in her previous slumps, and she got it back together. It's a cycle for her, she's clearly emotional, but there's no specific explanation for her slumps. I fail to see how anyone could say with any authority that pavs is influencing her negatively just because you think Pavs doesn't care that she isnt playing well. She came to Brisbane much fitter and played great and made the final. They both have their own independent issues. I really cannot understand any reasoning for saying she has to sacrifice or change her friendship with Pavs because her confidence is low. If anything it's probably good she has a friend that close.

I mean when you read this http://isport.blesk.cz/clanek/tenis/136187/safarova-o-berdychovi-po-vitezstvi-ve-fed-cupu-mi-ani-nenapsal.html its pretty clear she felt stifled for a long time when she was with Berdych, and making these new friends/opening herself up to people has freed her up quite a lot.

The source of this slump could even come down to a poor off season, we could theorise for days but it won't make us any closer to knowing.

TimeyWimey
Mar 31st, 2013, 05:48 PM
Lucie's level dropped to something far worse than this in her previous slumps, and she got it back together. It's a cycle for her, she's clearly emotional, but there's no specific explanation for her slumps. I fail to see how anyone could say with any authority that pavs is influencing her negatively just because you think Pavs doesn't care that she isnt playing well. She came to Brisbane much fitter and played great and made the final. They both have their own independent issues. I really cannot understand any reasoning for saying she has to sacrifice or change her friendship with Pavs because her confidence is low. If anything it's probably good she has a friend that close.

I mean when you read this http://isport.blesk.cz/clanek/tenis/136187/safarova-o-berdychovi-po-vitezstvi-ve-fed-cupu-mi-ani-nenapsal.html its pretty clear she felt stifled for a long time when she was with Berdych, and making these new friends/opening herself up to people has freed her up quite a lot.

The source of this slump could even come down to a poor off season, we could theorise for days but it won't make us any closer to knowing.

I wasn't implying to sacrifice their friendship, I was simply suggesting if each has independent issue and teaming up together doesn't really seem to be the remedy (which is the Pattern I mentioned), maybe they could save some of the BFF time to focus on their own problems

Maybe I shouldn't say "I'm just glad Pavs is not there" which doesn't seem to be the right attitude, I apologize

Not sure if I've read that article you linked, but I do feel for her having difficult times in her personal life and was more than happy of her personal high ranking and sublime ending in the Fed Cup last year

I'm not questioning, and would NEVER, her determination to go out of this slump, again IT'S the pattern that worries me and I would love to see/welcome any change

Edinboro
Apr 1st, 2013, 04:18 AM
I dunno where this comes from that Pavs is making her play bad or have some wrong attitude :o they've been good friends long long before they teamed up for doubles, for sure as far back as January 2011, and last year when they teamed up Lucie had her best year in terms of rankings...the problem with Lucie's play in my opinion is stemming from her coaching situation and possibly some other mental factors, not who she's friends with.

I'm starting to wonder if maybe something is happening in her personal life that we don't know about. :unsure: I've seen this happen with other players.

Davodus
Apr 1st, 2013, 04:30 AM
It's possible...I know she broke up with her new BF late last year. But it could be a lot of things, we'll never know I guess.

Edinboro
Apr 1st, 2013, 04:31 PM
I wondered if they were still together, I havent seen him around in awhile. Oh well, it doesn't surprise me I guess. I remember seeing him at one of her matches last year and he looked really bored. :/

Davodus
Apr 1st, 2013, 04:55 PM
Yeah :lol: but i doubt it was a huge issue mentally for her that would cause this...they were together less than a year and she was playing well after she broke up with Berdych. Who knows anymore, we'll see how clay goes. If it flops then the slump is real.

Foals.
Apr 1st, 2013, 08:35 PM
That draw is ludicrous, Oprandi possible second round opponent AGAIN. :o Serena, if Lucie were to ever play well, AGAIN. :o
Even Lucic she has already played once this year. Maybe the good memories of Charleston will flood back to her... :unsure:

Davodus
Apr 2nd, 2013, 07:43 PM
Well Oprandi lost...so she plays Lucic again :lol: Having seen their Melbourne match that doesn't excite me greatly, Lucic was zoning in that match but at least Lucie won it...plus she played Lucic in the same round here last year and beat her 6-2 6-0.

ShiftyFella
Apr 3rd, 2013, 12:00 AM
Lucie/Kiki won over JJ/Petko 6-4, 6-2 it was very entertaining match:cheer:

Davodus
Apr 3rd, 2013, 12:00 AM
Seem to match well enough together, and Lucie was really consistent and played quite well. 4th on centre tomorrow for singles so we'll see if that continues.

Davodus
Apr 3rd, 2013, 02:50 PM
She's split from Biljana and is working with Rob Steckley atm...I saw it on twitter. I would assume that's not full time, he just had a kid. But who knows...I'd say she'll be on the lookout for someone else. I knew the coaching situation was a problem :o

Srebotnik :rolleyes:

Robert-KimClijst
Apr 3rd, 2013, 04:15 PM
I'd like her to have a full-time coach, one she does not have to share... I'm glad Lucie found her footing on clay wit the doubles; it should make the singles an easier adjustment since Lucic already has a match under her belt.

Davodus
Apr 3rd, 2013, 04:18 PM
I agree, the sharing coach situation was never going to work. It's a shame, I'm disappointed by it. I feel like Lucie was let down by Biljana even agreeing to coach Srebotnik as well in the first place.

TimeyWimey
Apr 3rd, 2013, 08:25 PM
can't watch the stream right now, but Lucie is double break up, 3*-0 :)

Robert-KimClijst
Apr 3rd, 2013, 09:34 PM
Woohoo! Lucie played a great end to that second set. She REALLY needed that win... Especially after losing that 5-1 lead. She seems very comfortable here, and she looks thrilled with the win.

Davodus
Apr 3rd, 2013, 09:35 PM
Yeah and stats not bad...16 winners 10 errors, 4 aces 1 DF. She did look much more comfortable on court. Maybe the coaching situation is starting to settle down in her mind.

Robert-KimClijst
Apr 3rd, 2013, 09:45 PM
Yeah and stats not bad...16 winners 10 errors, 4 aces 1 DF. She did look much more comfortable on court. Maybe the coaching situation is starting to settle down in her mind.

Yeah, and like she said after the match, she had such a rush of good memories when stepping out on the court. I think that will settle her down a bit. She's in such a rut rankings-wise that I don't think she's even too concerned about these finalist points. Probably just hoping to play good tennis again, and she feels confident on the green clay here.

TimeyWimey
Apr 3rd, 2013, 09:47 PM
:woohoo:

Davodus
Apr 3rd, 2013, 09:49 PM
I think that's all we are hoping for too...if she beat Cirstea and made the QF and lost to Serena I would be happy because it would show a turnaround in confidence and form which is all she needs right now. Dropping out of the top 20 isn't the hugest deal anymore, she just needs to start to play well and get the feeling of winning again

Foals.
Apr 3rd, 2013, 09:50 PM
The change of court seems to have done her the world of good, she looks a bit more at home. Even watching her in the doubles yesterday she seemed much more solid and consistent in her groundstrokes. It could have been similarly easy against Lucic as last year but that mini-battle might help her confidence for future matches.

smarties
Apr 4th, 2013, 12:02 AM
So what is her coaching situation exactly???

Davodus
Apr 4th, 2013, 02:08 AM
She stopped working with Biljana after Paris and right now Rob Steckley is helping her in the US events, I dunno about when it goes back to Europe if he'll go as well or she'll find someone else

HowardH
Apr 4th, 2013, 02:10 AM
I would have been pretty worried if she couldn't beat Lucic, who has only just recently returned to any kind of form resembling wta level (although she used to be good).

Thanks for the update on the coaching situation David.

Edinboro
Apr 4th, 2013, 03:19 AM
So glad she's looking for a new coach. Let's hope it's a phenomenal one. lol