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Harju.
Feb 9th, 2007, 05:19 PM
Viva!!

Harju.
Feb 9th, 2007, 05:20 PM
Patty Schnyder (SUI) vs Kirsten Flipkens (BEL)
Tatiana Golovin (FRA)vs Katarina Srebotnik (SLO)
Elena Likhovtseva (RUS) vs Qualifier
Bye vs (4)Elena Dementieva (RUS)

Ana Ivanovic (SMO) vs Lucie Safarova(CZE)
Qualifier vs Nathalie Dechy (FRA)
Olga Poutchkova (RUS) vs Severine Bremond (FRA)
Bye vs (2)Kim Clijsters

What a draw :drool:

Craigy
Feb 9th, 2007, 05:21 PM
Its great :hearts:

Fired
Feb 9th, 2007, 05:23 PM
Tatilicious draw! :drool: Although Srebotnik can be dangerous.

selyoink
Feb 9th, 2007, 05:23 PM
I don't like Srebotnik as a first round opponent. I have a bad feeling she will lose that match.

Harju.
Feb 9th, 2007, 05:36 PM
I don't like Srebotnik as a first round opponent. I have a bad feeling she will lose that match.
see the thread title please. :p

selyoink
Feb 9th, 2007, 05:42 PM
see the thread title please. :p

I see it.

Look at the picture of the player in your avatar please :p :lol:

yukon145
Feb 9th, 2007, 05:45 PM
the first round will be a real test for Tati, if she plays smart she will win.

rseto
Feb 9th, 2007, 06:21 PM
not crazy about srebotnik in the 1st round. but if tati can advance, this section probably has the weakest seeds.

.:sk:.
Feb 9th, 2007, 06:25 PM
It's a good draw I think...

FrenchY52
Feb 9th, 2007, 06:56 PM
Srebotnik :unsure:

MarineGoTati
Feb 9th, 2007, 06:59 PM
If she plays like against Henin, we don't have to worry but that's true Srebotnik is really not an easy first round.

souam
Feb 9th, 2007, 07:11 PM
If she plays like against Hénin, we don't have to worry but that's true Srebotnik is really not an easy first round.

I think the same! :yeah:


Best of luck in Antwerp Tati! :bounce:

Zombielicious
Feb 9th, 2007, 09:45 PM
Let's go TATI let's go! :D

Good luck Tati!

Harju.
Feb 11th, 2007, 05:46 PM
Tati will not choke or tank or lose to KATA!

VIVA!!

If Mauresmo withdraws, will Tati get a bye and play a fat ALG? :D:D or will fat ALG the one who's promoted :sad: :sad:

Iceland
Feb 11th, 2007, 05:58 PM
If Mauresmo is out, Tati will take the 8th seed but I don't know if she will be at Momo's place ...

rseto
Feb 11th, 2007, 08:34 PM
on the wta site, they've already replaced safarova in the draw but not mauresmo so the tati vs srebotnik match is probably going forward.

either amelie is playing or they'll announce her withdrawal on wednesday or thursday. :ras: ;)

yukon145
Feb 11th, 2007, 10:46 PM
in GM it was reported that mauresmo is playing.

selyoink
Feb 13th, 2007, 01:01 AM
Tati/Katarina is the featured singles match tomorrow night.

Please win Tati

yukon145
Feb 13th, 2007, 04:29 AM
good luck Tati!

rseto
Feb 13th, 2007, 05:04 AM
you need a quality win this year, tati! please no more of the one good/one bad tournament like last year.

HTE
Feb 13th, 2007, 12:44 PM
Allez Tati, win it all :yeah:

Zombielicious
Feb 13th, 2007, 02:06 PM
Bonne chance TATIANA!

Let's go Tati! Let's go! :lol: :worship:

NittanyJefe
Feb 13th, 2007, 02:56 PM
Good luck Tati!

.:sk:.
Feb 13th, 2007, 03:15 PM
Good luck!!!

MarineGoTati
Feb 13th, 2007, 05:03 PM
Allez Tatiana!
Gagne ce match puis gagne le tournois et tout sera parfait!!!! :drool: :D

yukon145
Feb 13th, 2007, 07:42 PM
last year's points are defended! 6-0, 6-2 win! but will someone give me a match report, i spent the whole match trying to get livestreams to work but nothing.

crush Patty tomorrow Tati.

.:sk:.
Feb 13th, 2007, 07:43 PM
6-0 6-2 vs. Srebotnik

I followed the match via livestream: Tati played very well!!! But Srebotnik was very bad so it was easy for Tati to win the match!!!

Tomorrow vs. Schnyder! Good luck!!! Hope to follow this match!!!

Zombielicious
Feb 13th, 2007, 07:45 PM
Tati played amazingly good (and Kata, amazingly bad :tape: )

Good luck against Patty! Show her whose boss :lol:

Harju.
Feb 13th, 2007, 07:45 PM
I think this is how Tati should play all of her matches from now on. Granted, Kata was playing sucky tennis but Tati was a tad more aggresive than usual which is good. She still stood 8957647m behind the baseline but her forehand was a killer tonight :drool:. And also the serve is working too. 5 aces but %in is only around 60% which was good enough anyhow. And she looks really good!

FrenchY52
Feb 13th, 2007, 07:46 PM
Great atch
30winners, 13Ue's, 5 aces, 66% First Serve in
Good luck tomorrow !

selyoink
Feb 13th, 2007, 07:46 PM
Great job proving me wrong and winning with ease Tati.

Now crush Patty otherwise I'll probably have bad things to say about you tomorrow :lol:

Fired
Feb 13th, 2007, 07:48 PM
like Lucia would say... Kata was GOLOVINATED! :devil:

Harju.
Feb 13th, 2007, 07:53 PM
Great job proving me wrong and winning with ease Tati.

Now crush Patty otherwise I'll probably have bad things to say about you tomorrow :lol:
I think she implements the "put her opponent's head under water" rule tonight LOL. She was just relentlessly hitting everything to Kata's forehand, knowing it'd fall apart.

On the other news, Tati successfully defended her 25 points from last year. Though I think she'd get 35 points this year. Back to #21 behind Bepa. If she wins again tomorrow, she'd be #19. (#18 if Bepa loses)

Harju.
Feb 13th, 2007, 07:53 PM
like Lucia would say... Kata was GOLOVINATED! :devil:
I miss her :awww:

orfeus
Feb 13th, 2007, 07:57 PM
like Lucia would say... Kata was GOLOVINATED! :devil:

:lol: :lol: she was indeed!!! You know it somehow reminded me of the 1st round at Zurich last year...once again, her opponent really sucked, so it was quite easy for Tati to "put her head under water right away":lol:

Iceland
Feb 13th, 2007, 08:07 PM
Happy to see that confidence is back in this board :)
Tati was really in her match till the end. She put some intention in her groundstrokes and had a perfect game plan. Her serve is back too : I love when she's targetting the T line :p
She even hit winners with her backhand :woohoo:

Let's go now for the first "upset" of the year !

orfeus
Feb 13th, 2007, 08:19 PM
last year's points are defended! 6-0, 6-2 win! but will someone give me a match report, i spent the whole match trying to get livestreams to work but nothing.

crush Patty tomorrow Tati.

try these, both of them work (tho' u sometimes need like six or seven takes:rolleyes:)

mms://wm.streampower.be/vrt_vrtnieuws.net_hi
mms://wm.streampower.be/vrt_vrtnieuws.net_lo

orfeus
Feb 13th, 2007, 08:23 PM
Happy to see that confidence is back in this board :)


...it has never gone;)

ZAK
Feb 13th, 2007, 09:07 PM
I think she implements the "put her opponent's head under water" rule tonight LOL. She was just relentlessly hitting everything to Kata's forehand, knowing it'd fall apart.

On the other news, Tati successfully defended her 25 points from last year. Though I think she'd get 35 points this year. Back to #21 behind Bepa. If she wins again tomorrow, she'd be #19. (#18 if Bepa loses)

Tati is actually ahead of Vera (Tati is ahead in the tie-breaker I'm not sure sure why but thats how wtatour.com ranking had it for last week), so she's number 20 for the moment.

Craigy
Feb 13th, 2007, 09:44 PM
I knew Tati would win this one easily :cool:

rseto
Feb 14th, 2007, 06:02 AM
wow, couldn't believe how easy the match was for tati. srebotnik played bad but she had no way of winning points against tati. srebotnik was losing points in rallies and also at the net. i also remember a rally in the 2nd set when they were exchanging backhands and tati still managed to win the point. :)

i'm actually happy tati didn't follow paris with a 1st round loss. :) but it's going to be a different type of match against patty. go tati!

Ballbasher
Feb 14th, 2007, 11:05 AM
Keep goin Tati :hearts: Very very well played :D Beat Patty down :D

FrenchY52
Feb 14th, 2007, 12:37 PM
Good luck tati !

Craigy
Feb 14th, 2007, 12:45 PM
Can't wait to see her play again :bounce:

~lollipop_girl~
Feb 14th, 2007, 12:57 PM
try these, both of them work (tho' u sometimes need like six or seven takes:rolleyes:)

mms://wm.streampower.be/vrt_vrtnieuws.net_hi
mms://wm.streampower.be/vrt_vrtnieuws.net_lo
Doesn't work for me and I was trying the whole way through Ana's match

Kim's_fan_4ever
Feb 14th, 2007, 01:02 PM
I watched Tati's match yesterday using the livestream and know I'm watching Bammer-CHakvetadze.

Good luck Tati today :kiss:

FrenchY52
Feb 14th, 2007, 01:13 PM
They show it on ES !

orfeus
Feb 14th, 2007, 01:27 PM
Doesn't work for me and I was trying the whole way through Ana's match

...just checked it and it worked, so :shrug:

MarineGoTati
Feb 14th, 2007, 01:52 PM
They show it on ES !

:eek: I can't believe it!!! No snooker today :rolleyes: ? :lol:

~lollipop_girl~
Feb 14th, 2007, 02:11 PM
...just checked it and it worked, so :shrug:
Yeah worked for every1 I was talking to at the same time too which made me even more annoyed :lol:

Kim's_fan_4ever
Feb 14th, 2007, 02:58 PM
On my ES there's snooker all the time :lol: Luckily the livestream works for me :D

selyoink
Feb 14th, 2007, 02:59 PM
On my ES there's snooker all the time :lol: Luckily the livestream works for me :D

The livestream is working for me much better today than it did yesterday. Better not malfunction again once Tati's match starts.

Allez Tati!

Kim's_fan_4ever
Feb 14th, 2007, 03:02 PM
^Sometime it freezes, it's annoying like hell but better this than nothing :)

They're on the court now :) Win me some money Tati and no choking please!

Magic07
Feb 14th, 2007, 03:13 PM
Livestream work for me, Go TATI

Harju.
Feb 14th, 2007, 05:09 PM
Tati saved 4 freaking match points and won a TB in the same match. Is this for real? :lol:

Third set, here we come.

Zombielicious
Feb 14th, 2007, 05:11 PM
Allez Tati!

I won't be able to see livestream or livescoring tommarow... :hysteric: so Tati! Win without me watching! Because I know the other Tati-Maniacs will be (:lol: )

ZAK
Feb 14th, 2007, 05:50 PM
choke on that :worship:. She won 6-7 7-6 6-2!

Magic07
Feb 14th, 2007, 05:53 PM
Great job Tati, good win :worship:

selyoink
Feb 14th, 2007, 05:54 PM
Tati prevails in a very hard fought match from her.

Got lucky though because the umpire overruled one of the match points on a Tati shot that appeared to be out.

Also it helped that Patty tanked in the third for her.

Take advantage of this opportunity Tati.

Fired
Feb 14th, 2007, 05:54 PM
What's the name of the umpire? I'm fan of hers now :hearts:

Great fighting spirit from Tati!

Ballbasher
Feb 14th, 2007, 05:59 PM
Tati :hearts: Awesome fight :banana: You gonna win in Antwerp :D

FrenchY52
Feb 14th, 2007, 06:00 PM
WOOW I'm soooo happy ! Tati played so well when she was down 30-3 and to save the MPs !

THATS SOO GREATTTT i think she couldn't believe in it at the end ! I can't believe in either :eek:

Tatianandmary
Feb 14th, 2007, 06:02 PM
Unbelievable !!!

She won this match, after saving 4 match point !

I have seen all the match, it was a tuff match but i think that tatiana can play much better.

Good luck for the next round.

.:sk:.
Feb 14th, 2007, 06:03 PM
It was a thrilling match and Tati made an excellent job!!!:worship: :woohoo:

She shows that she is able to win such marathon matches.:bounce:

Good for her that she has a free day tomorrow :drink:

Harju.
Feb 14th, 2007, 06:04 PM
What's the name of the umpire? I'm fan of hers now :hearts:

Great fighting spirit from Tati!
:lol: Me too!

GM is crazy over that shot now. Loving it :drool:.
Tati is playing well at times but sometimes, her errors were :help:. Her BH needs a lot of work. Lots of errors from it but somehow, she can get quite number of winners from it too :tape:. Her net play = :help:. She still tried to be cute and dropshot some stupid junk balls.


Now let's talk about when she was down 0-3 in the second set. She won 12 freaking points in a row :lol:. That was most prolly the best 12 points Tati played. Winners all over.

yukon145
Feb 14th, 2007, 06:05 PM
amazing fight Tati! 4 match points? what a great valentine's day! i hope some one can upload this match or just the last 2 sets.

HTE
Feb 14th, 2007, 06:12 PM
If she can keep fighting like this, she has every chance in the next round as well. Just needs to cut out 20+ errors but still... :)

Zombielicious
Feb 14th, 2007, 06:22 PM
Yep. I am dumb. I thought Tati was playing tommarow...so I missed the match of the century. :boxing: :hysteric:

FrenchY52
Feb 14th, 2007, 06:24 PM
Yep. I am dumb. I thought Tati was playing tommarow...so I missed the match of the century. :boxing: :hysteric:

:help: :lol:

yukon145
Feb 14th, 2007, 06:26 PM
the chair umpire was Danish! :hearts:

jeg elsker Tati, over rulled match points, og Danmark.

rseto
Feb 14th, 2007, 06:28 PM
can't really believe tati won the match. for the 1st 2 sets, patty played better than tati but couldn't close the match. and tati did some nice fighting early in the 3rd. i thought it was important she didn't go down a break that early.

but tati: please get some length on your backhand! in the 1st set, everything was short but it seemed to get better later in the match. and please stop running around your forehand on an opponent's 2nd serve! thanks!

Zombielicious
Feb 14th, 2007, 06:29 PM
And I had off again today toooo...waaa!!

(more like my back was hurting me so bad I could never imagine going to school...:tape: )

Harju.
Feb 14th, 2007, 06:30 PM
the chair umpire was Danish! :hearts:

jeg elsker Tati, over rulled match points, og Danmark.
LOL.
We should have a cult of her.

HTE
Feb 14th, 2007, 06:33 PM
the chair umpire was Danish! :hearts:

jeg elsker Tati, over rulled match points, og Danmark.

Denmark rules ::bounce:

MarineGoTati
Feb 14th, 2007, 06:34 PM
:worship: Fantastic:worship:

Craigy
Feb 14th, 2007, 06:34 PM
What was the umpires name?

FrenchY52
Feb 14th, 2007, 06:37 PM
Craig you changed your avatar but forgot to change your sig

Zombielicious
Feb 14th, 2007, 06:41 PM
Amazing avatar Craig! :drool:

*jealous* :lol:

Harju.
Feb 14th, 2007, 06:41 PM
What was the umpires name?
It's Marianna Olafsen.

martirogi
Feb 14th, 2007, 07:25 PM
"woot" tati.


nice thread title v-lix. ;)

Iceland
Feb 14th, 2007, 08:59 PM
I'm so happy ! I waited for the good news during the whole day as I couldn't be here to watch the match. And I'm not disappointed ! First top 20 win of the season :woohoo:
I love this victory ! :yeah: She also has a day off, everything seems to be perfect. I'm looking forward to see the match !:)

A big thanks to the umpire, who did a very good job ^^

~lollipop_girl~
Feb 15th, 2007, 12:46 PM
YAy Tati... You kicked some awesome arse... That was great! :yeah: :bounce:

dybbuk
Feb 15th, 2007, 01:03 PM
amazing win Tati. :kiss: Dementieva likely will be next, I'm liking Tatiana's chances (then again Katie would kill me if I picked Lena over Tati :p ). :banana:

Zombielicious
Feb 15th, 2007, 01:31 PM
Allez Tati! Woo!

(and maybe this time I can catch livestream when she plays :tape: )

~lollipop_girl~
Feb 15th, 2007, 01:40 PM
amazing win Tati. :kiss: Dementieva likely will be next, I'm liking Tatiana's chances (then again Katie would kill me if I picked Lena over Tati :p ). :banana:
Yes I would, so choose wisely :armed: :p

Fired
Feb 15th, 2007, 02:03 PM
Dementieva retired :sad:. So Tati vs Likhovtseva in QF

Zombielicious
Feb 15th, 2007, 02:07 PM
I'm pretty sad that Lena retired but this makes it easier for Tati to win this tournie!

Tati leads against Likhovtseva 2-0. This should be a fairly easy match for her.

Allez Tati!

dybbuk
Feb 15th, 2007, 02:08 PM
Lena :sobbing: I wanted a Lena-Tati quarter :crying2:

oh well, a Tati-Ana semi is still possible. :devil: go my girls! :banana:

selyoink
Feb 15th, 2007, 04:30 PM
Tati better take advantage of this QF match-up. Elena L. is one of my favorite players but she is not as good as she was two years ago so there is really no excuse for Tati to lose this one.

.:sk:.
Feb 15th, 2007, 05:03 PM
She's playing vs. Likhovtseva after the Clijsters-match (7.30 pm). So the match is around 9 pm!

yukon145
Feb 15th, 2007, 05:04 PM
good luck Tati, a good chance to make the semis here.

FrenchY52
Feb 15th, 2007, 06:27 PM
Likhovtseva :drool:

orfeus
Feb 15th, 2007, 08:50 PM
Tati better take advantage of this QF match-up. Elena L. is one of my favorite players but she is not as good as she was two years ago so there is really no excuse for Tati to lose this one.

oh gosh!!pleeez don't even mention this alternative;)

She's playing vs. Likhovtseva after the Clijsters-match (7.30 pm). So the match is around 9 pm!

...sounds good to me - perfect time for streaming I guess:drool:

Kim's_fan_4ever
Feb 15th, 2007, 09:55 PM
It's like a gift from LenaD to Tati. Of course with Tati's choking we can't be sure of anything but that's a great chance of reaching semis here and playing Clijsters most likely.
So come on Tati, win this match quick and no drama like in match against Schnyder!
Allez :rocker2:

Zombielicious
Feb 15th, 2007, 10:49 PM
Destroy her Tati. :p

souam
Feb 15th, 2007, 11:27 PM
Allez Tati! Seize your chance! :bounce:

~lollipop_girl~
Feb 16th, 2007, 04:52 AM
ANyone else kinda :scared: that Tati will let this opportunity slip? :unsure:

Zombielicious
Feb 16th, 2007, 05:22 AM
ANyone else kinda :scared: that Tati will let this opportunity slip? :unsure:

*raises hand nervously* :tape:

selyoink
Feb 16th, 2007, 05:24 AM
ANyone else kinda :scared: that Tati will let this opportunity slip? :unsure:

Surprisingly I do not. I thought she would lose to Srebotnik. I can't see her losing to Elena L. who hasn't played well in singles the last year and a half other than the grass season. As long as Tati doesn't make tons of errors she should be fine.

~lollipop_girl~
Feb 16th, 2007, 06:28 AM
Surprisingly I do not. I thought she would lose to Srebotnik. I can't see her losing to Elena L. who hasn't played well in singles the last year and a half other than the grass season. As long as Tati doesn't make tons of errors she should be fine.
I hope Tati proves me wrong coz Tati vs Kimmi is :banana: and Tati vs Ana is :drool: :inlove: :hearts: ;)

rseto
Feb 16th, 2007, 08:04 AM
Surprisingly I do not. I thought she would lose to Srebotnik. I can't see her losing to Elena L. who hasn't played well in singles the last year and a half other than the grass season. As long as Tati doesn't make tons of errors she should be fine.

i get nervous looking at the vbetting odds! ;) no more good odds on tati.

but after 2 wins, i'm somewhat confident about tati's form. likhovtseva might trouble tati a little with her groundies but i don't think she can do that the whole match. get to the semis, tati!

Zombielicious
Feb 16th, 2007, 04:51 PM
Today is the day of the match....*VERY nervous*

I know she can do it thou! Allez Tati!

orfeus
Feb 16th, 2007, 05:40 PM
:lol: ...don't worry people, she'll win in str8 sets;)...tho' I think one of them - prolly the first one - will be somewhat tougher...

XCoco
Feb 16th, 2007, 06:46 PM
Nice win against Katarina Srebotnik... Then, against Patty, :scared: ... I hope she will be ok tomorrow.

Good luck against Elena Likhovtseva ! :cool: ...

selyoink
Feb 16th, 2007, 07:41 PM
Tati's match will be starting very soon. Clijsters just finished mopping the floor with Ivanovic 6-2, 6-1.

Ballbasher
Feb 16th, 2007, 07:53 PM
Go Tati!

FrenchY52
Feb 16th, 2007, 07:53 PM
Allez Tati we're all behind you !

selyoink
Feb 16th, 2007, 09:57 PM
Tati wins 7-6(7-3), 7-5! Choked two match points at 5-4 and serving. But she put that out of her mind quickly.

Really hit her forehand well.

That said I don't like her chances at all against Clijsters.

yukon145
Feb 16th, 2007, 10:00 PM
i heard she looked tired, she'll need lots of rest against Kim.

maybe Kim will play shitty like in the semis of the Aussie Open this year. Tati said she wants to play the top players, and she usually does well against them. hopefully Tati can take Kim out in front of her home crowd.

HTE
Feb 16th, 2007, 10:10 PM
Win or lose against Kim, it has been a great tournament :)

rseto
Feb 16th, 2007, 10:14 PM
i have to give a lot of credit to elena L. in that match. she was moving tati from side to side much of the match. she also played some good defense and attacked tati's serve as much as i've seen, especially from a non top-10 player.

but tati kept fighting back too. some great forehands and tati fought back when elena was serving. i'm glad tati was able to win that in two for tomorrow's match.

FrenchY52
Feb 16th, 2007, 10:18 PM
Well done Tati.
ake some good rest and good luck tomorrow

Zombielicious
Feb 16th, 2007, 10:23 PM
Rest well Tati! :kiss:
Good luck against Kimmy!

Iceland
Feb 16th, 2007, 10:36 PM
Have a good rest Tati :)

Very nice attitude at the end of the match. Tomorrow we will have an overview about her physical conditions. That's really what impresses me with Anna Chakvetadze, she seems tiredless while she is rallying much. I hope Tati will show that she is at her level.

She's done a good tournament so far. But it may be time to show that she is not only a prospect but a top player. We will see her determination tomorrow. I want her to go more to the net, that's necessary if she wants to win.

FrenchY52
Feb 16th, 2007, 10:38 PM
Kim : "Golovin is difficult to know where the match will be leading to. She's got so much talent... I'll need to be as good as today."

Fired
Feb 16th, 2007, 10:39 PM
Have a good rest Tati :)

Very nice attitude at the end of the match. Tomorrow we will have an overview about her physical conditions. That's really what impresses me with Anna Chakvetadze, she seems tiredless while she is rallying much. I hope Tati will show that she is at her level.

She's done a good tournament so far. But it may be time to show that she is not only a prospect but a top player. We will see her determination tomorrow. I want her to go more to the net, that's necessary if she wants to win.Sometimes she needs to be more aggressive, but going to net? No thanks :tape::lol: She wasn't born to volley lol...

Zombielicious
Feb 16th, 2007, 10:54 PM
Be afraid Kim. Be very afraid.

:lol: :unsure:

Iceland
Feb 16th, 2007, 10:57 PM
When she wants, she can be very effective at the net especially with her top spin volleys. ;) Given that she is tired, she doesn't really have other choices than shorten the points, unless she has some hidden resources or a good rest.:confused:

orfeus
Feb 16th, 2007, 11:06 PM
i heard she looked tired, she'll need lots of rest against Kim.

maybe Kim will play shitty like in the semis of the Aussie Open this year. Tati said she wants to play the top players, and she usually does well against them. hopefully Tati can take Kim out in front of her home crowd.

well I've seen just the first four games and I don't think she looked tired, it was more like...ummm...as if she couldn't find her rhythm:shrug:
...I hope the same;)...maybe it's better she plays Kim and not Ana, against whom she always sucks...

Sometimes she needs to be more aggressive, but going to net? No thanks :tape::lol: She wasn't born to volley lol...

well still better than Chaky who really sucks at the net, her volleys today were just pathetic:rolleyes: ...anyway, tho' Tati really wasn't born to volley, she can develop a decent level I believe...

Fired
Feb 16th, 2007, 11:09 PM
She'll have almost a day off to rest until her match, so she'll have plenty of time to recover

orfeus
Feb 16th, 2007, 11:11 PM
Be afraid Kim. Be very afraid.

:lol: :unsure:

yeah, beware, Kimster!!!:lol: :bounce: :bounce:

selyoink
Feb 17th, 2007, 03:25 AM
Tati needs to stop hitting dropshots. They almost always hit the bottom of the net or land in the middle of the court.

HTE
Feb 17th, 2007, 11:01 AM
Tati needs to stop hitting dropshots. They almost always hit the bottom of the net or land in the middle of the court.

Not so sure about that, she just needs to stop hitting bad dropshots ;) She had some really great ones against Patty,

FrenchY52
Feb 17th, 2007, 11:02 AM
Sometimes she needs to be more aggressive, but going to net? No thanks :tape::lol: She wasn't born to volley lol...

Against Schnyder she went 32 times to the net and won 28 points ;)
And she only went 3 times against Liky :o

HTE
Feb 17th, 2007, 11:13 AM
Against Schnyder she went 32 times to the net and won 28 points ;)
And she only went 3 times against Liky :o

Exactly :yeah:

Of course she shouldn't come in all the time, but she could finish so many rallies off a lot earlier.

orfeus
Feb 17th, 2007, 12:29 PM
Not so sure about that, she just needs to stop hitting bad dropshots ;) She had some really great ones against Patty,

:yeah: I second that, technically, she can really hit some amazing ones, the problem is rather the mental side of it - once she hits a bad one, she gets nervous and tries to hit the next one better at all costs but usually doesn't because of her nervosity, so she keeps on trying like forever and only gets pissed...she should learn to let it go and not try to hit a good dropshot at all costs...

Fired
Feb 17th, 2007, 12:51 PM
Against Schnyder she went 32 times to the net and won 28 points ;)
And she only went 3 times against Liky :oBut the big part of those 28 points she won (about 25) were winners from short balls not proper volleys. (Dunno if you actually understand what I'm trying to explain, but my english is pretty bad xDD)


p.s. The livestream is not working today???? :help::mad::fiery::tape:

orfeus
Feb 17th, 2007, 01:17 PM
p.s. The livestream is not working today???? :help::mad::fiery::tape:

...it works for me:shrug: ...but of course it won't in the evening...as usual:sad:

Zombielicious
Feb 17th, 2007, 04:56 PM
The Kimster should be shaking in her boots.....:lol:

:unsure:

FrenchY52
Feb 17th, 2007, 07:34 PM
fu***** crowd grr

Zombielicious
Feb 17th, 2007, 07:56 PM
fu***** crowd grr

Exactly. :mad:

Craigy
Feb 17th, 2007, 07:58 PM
:awww: That really wasn't good from Tati. I just wish she would stop throwing matches away. If you're gonna lose, go down fighting :(
But well, I'm very happy that she took advantage of her draw and made semis!
I hope she plays Memphis and wins :rocker2:

Fired
Feb 17th, 2007, 07:59 PM
fu***** Tati grr She looked so fragile and didn't fight at all during the match.

HTE
Feb 17th, 2007, 08:02 PM
Well she neither choked nor tanked but lost anyway :sad:
She will probably never get a better chance for beating Kim...

I would have sold this tournament for a SF a week ago though :)
Some great wins. Good job Tati :yeah:


fu***** Tati grr She looked so fragile and didn't fight at all during the match.

That's just not true, in that case she would have lost the second to love.

selyoink
Feb 17th, 2007, 08:04 PM
Horrible match from both players.

I'm glad Tati lost in two sets rather then losing in her typical fashion in three sets with either a choke or tank or both involved.

Still an excellent week for her.

FrenchY52
Feb 17th, 2007, 08:14 PM
I'm soo sad because Tati had a great chance :( I think the crowd played for KIm tonight. Obviously that's difficult to fight when a giant crowd booes you and claps each time you do a mistake.. But finally it's better to loose like this than in 3 close sets.. Hopefully you'll go to Memphis and win a few matches there !

rseto
Feb 17th, 2007, 08:15 PM
that was a little disappointing. i actually hope she skips memphis now. in these last two matches, she seems to have lost some focus. today, it was 4-4 and all of a sudden, she gets impatient and starts to rush things. and at the end of the match, she can't get a ball over the net.

but, yeah, it was still a very good week.

orfeus
Feb 17th, 2007, 08:27 PM
fu***** Tati grr She looked so fragile and didn't fight at all during the match.

...hey stop it!!!:fiery:...she did fight and I'm pretty sure she did her best out there!..fragile:ras:..what if she's not 100% fit, huh?

.:sk:.
Feb 17th, 2007, 08:30 PM
I'm sad that she throws the match away. The way she does was disgusting:fiery:

It was all in all a good tournament of Tati:clap2: Hope she plays in Memphis next week a wins the title there...

XCoco
Feb 17th, 2007, 08:52 PM
:awww: ...

Tatiana did fight, when she was broken in the 2nd set, she tried to come back but she wasn't able to. Kim just played great today. I hope she'll win tomorrow.

Anyway, great tournament for Tatiana, because she could be out in the 2nd round.

The belgium crowd isn't that fucking as you said... That's natural, Kim's Belgium, moreover, it's the last time she plays here, they want her to win. Some crowds are more horrible IMO.

FrenchY52
Feb 17th, 2007, 08:58 PM
Kim just played great today.

:eek:

orfeus
Feb 17th, 2007, 09:00 PM
I'm sad that she throws the match away. The way she does was disgusting:fiery:

:rolleyes:...once again, she DIDN'T throw the match away (remember the HC?), she just didn't step up her Friday level against Kim, that's all...

in these last two matches, she seems to have lost some focus. today, it was 4-4 and all of a sudden, she gets impatient and starts to rush things. and at the end of the match, she can't get a ball over the net.


...absolutely, on the other hand I think Memphis is what might help her to find it again...ummm I still have this feeling she was a bit uneasy out there:confused:...

XCoco
Feb 17th, 2007, 09:01 PM
:eek:

Yeah, even though she made a few errors, she was here mentally.

yukon145
Feb 17th, 2007, 09:04 PM
too bad she lost, sounds like she had her chances to win the first set.

hopefully if she plays memphis she's not too tired and does well. good week her Tati, the best part was saving all those match points against Patty.

Kim's_fan_4ever
Feb 17th, 2007, 09:16 PM
Pity that Tati didn't win the first set, she played well till 4-2, oh well, still very good tournament for her, especially that she was veeery close to losing to Schnyder.
I hope she'll learn from today's match.

yukon145
Feb 17th, 2007, 09:25 PM
another good thing about this week is that i think Tati's backhand is getting stronger.

after watching her matches this week it seems shes getting more depth on it and hitting more winners off her backhand. hopefully it gets even better in the future.

HTE
Feb 17th, 2007, 09:27 PM
another good thing about this week is that i think Tati's backhand is getting stronger.

after watching her matches this week it seems shes getting more depth on it and hitting more winners off her backhand. hopefully it gets even better in the future.

it wasn't impressive tonight :(

orfeus
Feb 17th, 2007, 09:45 PM
well I've seen just the first four games but as far as I can remember, she hit something like 3 FH winners to 2 BH ones and the number of UEs was like 2 from each side, so her BH was not that bad tonight...well but it's just first four games, right?;)
Anyway, congrats to Kim and best of luck 2morrow:)

~lollipop_girl~
Feb 23rd, 2007, 01:30 PM
I only saw the last game and :tape: :o it was like watching someone who was justing starting out at tennis :tape:

But all in all, nice week Tats :D :yeah: