View Full Version : AI SF: [1] Nadia Petrova def. [13] Sybille Bammer 7-6 6-1

Apr 7th, 2007, 10:17 PM
congrats Nadia :)

Sybille :hug:...good first set and a fantastic week again :yeah:

Apr 7th, 2007, 10:18 PM
Nadia :woohoo:
Defend your title tomorrow :armed:

Apr 7th, 2007, 10:18 PM
Nadia :D

Great tournament for Sybille :hug: :yeah:

Now time to stop Golovin from winning her first title :devil:

The Daviator
Apr 7th, 2007, 10:19 PM
Great job Nadia :clap2: Please win tomorrow :yeah:

Apr 7th, 2007, 10:19 PM
pretty easy win. i guess sybille may have been a bit tired from her previous exertions

Apr 7th, 2007, 10:19 PM
Sybille :awww:

Great tournament nonetheless :hug:

Well done Nadia :yeah:

Apr 7th, 2007, 10:19 PM
Sybille :sad: Congrats Nadia :)
Tati beat her pleaz though :tape:

Apr 7th, 2007, 10:21 PM
:yeah: nadia!! now don't let golovin win her first title

Apr 7th, 2007, 10:21 PM
Nadia :woohoo:

Now please beat Tatiana again and make with her the same as you did with Franny last year :lol:

Apr 7th, 2007, 10:21 PM
Well done Nadia.:)

Another good week for Bammer. Taking Nadia to a tiebreak on clay is not bad.

Apr 7th, 2007, 10:22 PM
Nadia :woohoo:

Now please beat Tatiana again and make with her the same as you did with Franny last year :lol:

Nadia only likes to beat Tatiana in finals. :devil:

Apr 7th, 2007, 10:23 PM
Good tourni Bam Bam.
Well Nadia now must play someone who she had played awful against in the last two years.
Golovin certainly has seemed to step up her game, Nadia better do the same if she wants to win.

Europe rocks
Apr 7th, 2007, 10:24 PM
Very solid win Nadia, just what you need to take you into the match against Golovin. Time to defend a title :)

Sybille :hug: Great week and I'm sure more people will start to appreciate you now

Mark Spruce
Apr 7th, 2007, 10:34 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070407/capt.7d72922fe7b9407284ff022949697ed0.amelia_islan d_tennis_flpc209.jpg

Mark Spruce
Apr 7th, 2007, 10:44 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070407/capt.c7c11ff40cd54fdbaebaeaa4e421d8ac.amelia_islan d_tennis_flpc207.jpg

Mark Spruce
Apr 7th, 2007, 10:45 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070407/capt.9c241f27aff84067977e7cf8e059aedb.amelia_islan d_tennis_flpc206.jpg

Mark Spruce
Apr 7th, 2007, 10:46 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070407/capt.a9b42a39343745d8b3efb14f3b4a8b39.amelia_islan d_tennis_flpc208.jpg

Apr 7th, 2007, 11:00 PM
Nice one Nadia.

Keep it going into the final !

Apr 7th, 2007, 11:01 PM
Good job Nadia, Hope Tati beats you though.

Apr 7th, 2007, 11:01 PM
Nadia :D You were 3-0 in the first set though, but you made up for the chokejob with a great second set :hearts:

Now defend the title! :armed:

Mark Spruce
Apr 7th, 2007, 11:09 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20070407/capt.372423f6537a4ef3a89652e6534f87f4.amelia_islan d_tennis_flpc210.jpg

Apr 7th, 2007, 11:27 PM
God, Nadia looks so large here.

Apr 7th, 2007, 11:32 PM
Congrats Nadia :clap2: good luck against Tati :)

Sybille :hug: she only gets better & better :D

Apr 7th, 2007, 11:38 PM
Congrats nadja. but i hope you loose tomorrow. Tati needs it more :hug:

Sybille :yeah: Awesome week.

Apr 7th, 2007, 11:38 PM
Congrats nadja. but i hope you loose tomorrow. Tati needs it more :hug:

Sybille :yeah: Awesome week.

Apr 8th, 2007, 12:17 AM
No kidding. But what's that stain on her chest?

Um, sweat?

Alicia Rocks
Apr 8th, 2007, 12:34 AM
Nadia :woohoo:

Apr 8th, 2007, 01:53 AM
Nadia only likes to beat Tatiana in finals. :devil:


Apr 8th, 2007, 01:56 AM
God, Nadia looks so large here.

and everywhere

Apr 8th, 2007, 01:58 AM
and everywhere

...and she is still winning! :rolleyes:

You must be scared about Tati's chances if you're attacking Nadia for no reason. ;)

Apr 8th, 2007, 01:59 AM
Thanks. Exactly what I thought it was. :eek:

:weirdo: She just gave birth, and she's dripping breast milk. Some people are so fucking retarded. :o

Apr 8th, 2007, 02:02 AM
nice try sybille :shrug:

Apr 8th, 2007, 03:45 AM
Defend Your Title Nadia! :D
Sybille, another good tournament.:yeah: :kiss: Tina :lol:

Apr 8th, 2007, 03:48 AM
Nice first set Sybille! shame you didnt take it! good week anyway.
Congrats Nadia, she's looking pretty regular lately

Apr 8th, 2007, 07:10 AM
Nadia :eek: :bounce: Now take the title :bounce:

Apr 8th, 2007, 08:12 AM
Well done Nadia :D

Apr 8th, 2007, 08:23 AM

Her only win over Golovin was in a final. So now please don't break the series! :rocker2:

Apr 8th, 2007, 09:23 AM
Sybille :sad:

:hug: But another great week for you! Keep it up!

Congrats Nadia. Please lose to Tati in Finals :devil:

Apr 8th, 2007, 09:31 AM
Congrats Nadia! :worship:

Sybille :sad:

Apr 8th, 2007, 10:19 AM
Good effort Sybille :hug: a great week nonetheless.

The Dawntreader
Apr 8th, 2007, 10:26 AM
Nadia does look a little less trim than usual...... but she won so no matter:)

Apr 8th, 2007, 10:27 AM
Well done 'our' Nadia - thoroughly professional job. Now take the title. :drool:

Apr 8th, 2007, 10:47 AM
well done Nadia ,one step from defending your title !

Apr 8th, 2007, 12:07 PM
Nadia :worship: :worship: Good luck in final

Apr 8th, 2007, 12:13 PM
Sybille :sad: :hug:

Apr 8th, 2007, 03:07 PM
go nadia

Apr 8th, 2007, 03:32 PM
:sad: Sybille

Apr 8th, 2007, 03:48 PM

Apr 8th, 2007, 03:57 PM

For me too - why you do you mention it? :weirdo:

Apr 8th, 2007, 04:00 PM

Roland Garros is in Nadia's eyes this year:)

Apr 8th, 2007, 04:01 PM
:rolleyes: Go to the Petrova Fan-Forum!

Apr 8th, 2007, 04:20 PM
well done nadia! :yeah: :worship: :devil: :D

good luck in the final!

Apr 8th, 2007, 04:21 PM
:rolleyes: Go to the Petrova Fan-Forum!

Oh shut up!

The Daviator
Apr 8th, 2007, 04:23 PM
Oh shut up!

:lol: :lol:

Apr 8th, 2007, 04:55 PM
well done Nadia

Apr 9th, 2007, 02:13 AM
This match featured many long rallies, few wild errors and consistent shotmaking from both players - and that was the main reason why it became quite boring after a while.

Bammer, unlike most other journeywomen, has no major weaknesses that her opponents can exploit. Her serve is no big deal, but it can't just be blasted away for winners either. She moves well and, even though she isn't a stereotypical retriever, gets a lot of balls back. She can go on hitting groundstrokes with decent pace and good depth for hours, and she can also be aggressive when given the chance.

Petrova was very patient. She was dictating nearly all the rallies, but she never went for too much too early and waited for her opportunity - or made her own opportunities by using her superior firepower to move Bammer around until she had an opening for a winner. But still, far too many of the rallies ended up stalemated since Bammer made next to no errors and Petrova wasn't trying to hit through her as say Sharapova would do. Ultimately, the deciding factor was Petrova's superior serve, which allowed her to hold serve more easily than Bammer, even though Petrova wasn't outhitting Bammer from the baseline by that big a margin.

By the second set, Bammer had nothing left in the tank and Petrova just cruised.