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pierce0415
Jun 25th, 2005, 03:25 PM
Match ReportsPetrova Sends Black Packinghttp://www.wimbledon.org/images/pics/thumbs/m_06_petrova05_ps_b_mackness.jpg (http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/news/photos/imagepages/2005-06-25/200506251119704382663.html)
ŠProSport/ B. Mackness Saturday, June 25, 2005

Nadia Petrova is renowned for her aggressive play and when she took on wild card Cara Black this morning the Russian was once again showing no mercy.

At first the match, being played on an overcast Court 14, looked in the favour of the 26-year-old Zimbabwean. Petrova was unable to find any rhythm as Black pinned balls to the backhand court.

Soon the No.8 seed was 4-2 down. A crying baby at the side of the court didn't help matters, with the Russian delaying her serve until it had been quietened.

On paper this should have been an easy match. Black is a doubles specialist - albeit a very good one. She is the current defending champion of both the Ladies' and Mixed Doubles titles. Petrova, meanwhile, is a dedicated singles player who reached the semi-final of this year's French Open.

But then Black likes grass courts - she grew up with four in her back garden. She won junior Wimbledon and when she debuted as a qualifier in 1998, she knocked out No.13 seed Patty Schynder in the second round.

Petrova on the other hand prefers hard courts. The Russian is a self-confessed aggressive player who likes to finish points off quickly. And it was this aggression that appeared to be lacking early in the first set.

But as the baby continued to cry, the Russian began to fire up. The grunts became louder, the shots became harder and she started charging the net - a tactic her opponent had been using to good effect up to that point.

When Petrova took the first set 6-4 passers-by might have been forgiven for thinking she had lost it. Petrova slammed her racket into her bags, shouting. But it was her way of maintaining the fire. She promptly took the match 6-4, 6-3 in 1 hour 19 minutes to book her place in the fourth round.

pierce0415
Jun 25th, 2005, 03:26 PM
Can we be sure that the "baby" was not Vera Zvonareva in the stands watching her friend Nadia's match :confused: :tape:

ginger_fish668
Jun 25th, 2005, 03:32 PM
Crying baby...slamming her racket and screaming when she's winning....it's working, whatever floats her boat! ;)

VeeReeDavJCap81
Jun 25th, 2005, 03:33 PM
Can we be sure that the "baby" was not Vera Zvonareva in the stands watching her friend Nadia's match :confused: :tape:

:tape:

Mateo Mathieu
Jun 25th, 2005, 03:43 PM
I'm sure it was Vera Zvonareva! :tape: Wait a minute, I didn't see that match! :angel:

Martian KC
Jun 25th, 2005, 03:45 PM
Anything to fire that game up, Nadia!;)

Dementinator
Jun 25th, 2005, 03:45 PM
hehe when I saw the thread Title I thought she DID mean Vera! ,I thought hang on Veras already out! whats Nadia doing playing her ! stupid me!

silverwhite
Jun 25th, 2005, 03:54 PM
hehe when I saw the thread Title I thought she DID mean Vera!

Me too. :o

Sam L
Jun 25th, 2005, 04:00 PM
Can we be sure that the "baby" was not Vera Zvonareva in the stands watching her friend Nadia's match :confused: :tape:
:haha: That's one of the funniest posts I've never read here. :haha:

Lemonskin.
Jun 25th, 2005, 04:01 PM
:baby: :haha: Funny

Epigone
Jun 25th, 2005, 04:10 PM
On paper this should have been an easy match. Black is a doubles specialist - albeit a very good one. She is the current defending champion of both the Ladies' and Mixed Doubles titles. Petrova, meanwhile, is a dedicated singles player who reached the semi-final of this year's French Open.And there was me thinking that Nadia won six doubles titles + the YEC doubles title last year :rolleyes:

BTW, The Crying Assassin should not be confused with a baby :( :p

switz
Jun 25th, 2005, 04:22 PM
And there was me thinking that Nadia won six doubles titles + the YEC doubles title last year :rolleyes:


i don't think they meant she wasn't good at doubles but rather that she is a better singles player than black :)

Berlin_Calling
Jun 25th, 2005, 04:25 PM
i hope Nadia said "can you please turn that f*ckin baby off" LOL :haha::haha:

treufreund
Jun 25th, 2005, 05:03 PM
nadia is annoying but i have to admit that a crying baby would annoy me too.

S-T-E-V-E
Jun 25th, 2005, 05:41 PM
She's a good friend of Jen and Jen doesn't like crying babies also, so :devil:

Daniel
Jun 25th, 2005, 11:29 PM
:lol:

Angel_Mars
Jun 25th, 2005, 11:34 PM
Match ReportsPetrova Sends Black Packinghttp://www.wimbledon.org/images/pics/thumbs/m_06_petrova05_ps_b_mackness.jpg (http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/news/photos/imagepages/2005-06-25/200506251119704382663.html)
ŠProSport/ B. Mackness Saturday, June 25, 2005

Nadia Petrova is renowned for her aggressive play and when she took on wild card Cara Black this morning the Russian was once again showing no mercy.

At first the match, being played on an overcast Court 14, looked in the favour of the 26-year-old Zimbabwean. Petrova was unable to find any rhythm as Black pinned balls to the backhand court.

Soon the No.8 seed was 4-2 down. A crying baby at the side of the court didn't help matters, with the Russian delaying her serve until it had been quietened.

On paper this should have been an easy match. Black is a doubles specialist - albeit a very good one. She is the current defending champion of both the Ladies' and Mixed Doubles titles. Petrova, meanwhile, is a dedicated singles player who reached the semi-final of this year's French Open.

But then Black likes grass courts - she grew up with four in her back garden. She won junior Wimbledon and when she debuted as a qualifier in 1998, she knocked out No.13 seed Patty Schynder in the second round.

Petrova on the other hand prefers hard courts. The Russian is a self-confessed aggressive player who likes to finish points off quickly. And it was this aggression that appeared to be lacking early in the first set.

But as the baby continued to cry, the Russian began to fire up. The grunts became louder, the shots became harder and she started charging the net - a tactic her opponent had been using to good effect up to that point.

When Petrova took the first set 6-4 passers-by might have been forgiven for thinking she had lost it. Petrova slammed her racket into her bags, shouting. But it was her way of maintaining the fire. She promptly took the match 6-4, 6-3 in 1 hour 19 minutes to book her place in the fourth round.

Babies are great, but I don't blame tennis players for being annoyed at babies crying during their matches. Why do parents bring babies and small children to long tennis matches where they are probably going to cry and distract players?

SelesFan70
Jun 26th, 2005, 12:37 AM
Has Nadia been communicating with Jennifer Capriati? :lol: