View Full Version : Stanford R1 Schnyder def (WC) Liu 6-1 6-1

Jul 16th, 2008, 02:55 AM
Patty :rocker:

Amber is really slow :spit:

Jul 16th, 2008, 02:57 AM
expected ~

nice job ,Patty :)

Jul 16th, 2008, 02:58 AM
She wasn't that slow. Patty was playing superbly, hitting lots of great backhands, shockingly. Her serving was what most impressed me. It was 2005 serving, lots of great forcing serves. I haven't seen that in a while from Miss Schnyder. Very pleased with this performance, even if it was againt a "lesser" player.

Jul 16th, 2008, 02:58 AM
Cheo :awww::hug:

Jul 16th, 2008, 02:58 AM
patty's hair :)

Jul 16th, 2008, 02:59 AM
Watched this match and Amber sucks.

Jul 16th, 2008, 03:00 AM
Cheo is slitting his wrists right now while pounding a bottle of Gin.

Poor Amber...

Expected thrashing. :devil:

Rising Sun
Jul 16th, 2008, 03:00 AM
That's what happens when you haven't played a match in 4 months, and make your comeback in a WTA MD. :(

Strangely, Amber's withdrawn from following ITF events... :confused:

Jul 16th, 2008, 03:01 AM
Omg, this is like the WORST ASS match Amber Ever PLayed!!!! She was not herself TODAY and just making 10000000 unforced Errors and anyone who watched the MATch would know it. Anyway, the BEST game Amber played was in the first game of the Second set. Get it Together next Time Amber!!!

Jul 16th, 2008, 03:02 AM

Jul 16th, 2008, 03:03 AM
they should give WC for US up-coming player not to Liu who can't compete at this level.
Patty!!! your next match against Alisa could be very tough because she is in really great from now.GL

Jul 16th, 2008, 03:03 AM
Amber was just slow and made a lot of unforced errors from what i seen of this mediocre match...

Jul 16th, 2008, 03:05 AM
Amber was just slow and made a lot of unforced errors from what i seen of this mediocre match... Yes Amber is slow Greg Patty played well but Amber is slow

Jul 16th, 2008, 03:11 AM
I didn't think she was that slow. She ran a few of Patty's forehands down that impressed me.

Jul 16th, 2008, 03:17 AM
Nice job Patty! Good luck in the next round!

Jul 16th, 2008, 03:21 AM
Nice one Patty

Jul 16th, 2008, 03:27 AM
Amber:hug: It would have been nice if she would have played in either the Allentown or Boston 50K before returning to the wta level.

Patty! :rocker:

Jul 16th, 2008, 03:28 AM
Hilarious! Patty dissed Amber by saying she didn't know who she was, and now she thrashed her, so the trash talking was backed up. :lol:

Patty you rock my world. :rolls: :haha: :kiss:

Jul 16th, 2008, 03:40 AM
I guess the thing that Patty doesn't know about her is a good thing.:p

Jul 16th, 2008, 04:55 AM
Has Liu won a match before?

Jul 16th, 2008, 06:51 AM

Bank of the West: No home-court advantage for Liu

Michelle Smith, Chronicle Staff Writer

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

(07-15) 22:37 PDT -- Amber Liu was labeled a "hometown superstar" Tuesday night by the public-address announcer at Taube Family Tennis Stadium. Oddly, it came in the moments immediately after a 6-1, 6-1 loss to No. 5 seed Patty Schnyder in the first round of the Bank of the West Classic.

Liu's result was the least surprising in a day of upsets and wins by four of the five qualifiers in the tournament field.

But it was the most disheartening to the crowd that gathered to root on the player who was indeed a superstar during her college career on this same court at Stanford. While playing for the Cardinal from 2002-06, Liu won two NCAA singles titles and was a four-time All-American with a record of 161-2.

Now Liu, 24, is trying to find her footing on the pro circuit - she is ranked No. 328 in the world, has won more than $108,000 in prize money, but has played in just two WTA events this season. This was her first tournament appearance since March.

"A lot of exciting things have been happening at home and they've taken priority over my tennis," Liu said.

Liu recently became engaged to former Grand Slam champion Michael Chang, who was in the stands Tuesday night. She was with Chang last weekend in Newport, Rhode Island, when he was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame before hustling back to her alma mater for her fifth appearance in this tournament.

She played her first-ever match against Schnyder, the 29-year-old tour veteran from Switzerland who currently is ranked No. 13 in the world.

There was no home-court advantage. Schnyder was efficient and effective, while Liu hurt herself with unforced errors and exited the tournament in the first round for the fourth time, falling in 45 minutes. She won just two points in the final six games after winning the opening game of the second set.

"I'm a little out of match practice," Liu said. "I felt like I saw glimpses of how I can play, glimpses of good shots. But momentum-wise, she had it."

Still, Liu said it was a "no-brainer" to accept a wild-card invitation to this tournament, despite her three-month layoff.

"I feel more comfortable playing on that court than any place else in the world," Liu said.

Schnyder acknowledged it was not a difficult night.

"I think maybe she wanted to do better and play a better match here, but I was just there and not letting her," Schnyder said.

The rest of the day's results were marked by the success of the qualifiers. Two of them knocking off seeded players.

Seventh-seeded Nadia Petrova (ranked No. 17 in the world) lost 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 to Dominika Cibulkova and No. 8-seed Francesca Schiavone of Italy fell to Canadian Aleksandra Wozniak.

In Tuesday's late match, Great Britain's Anne Keothavong became the fourth qualifier to advance with a 7-6 (4), 6-1 victory over Sania Mirza of India, the runner-up in last year's tournament.

Top-seeded Serena Williams makes her tournament debut at 7 p.m. tonight against 15-year-old Michelle Larcher de Brito of Portugal, who already has won four matches in this tournament, including three qualifying matches and Tuesday's first-round effort against Gisela Dulko of Argentina.

The Kaz
Jul 16th, 2008, 06:57 AM
Patty crushed a nobody. End of story.

Jul 16th, 2008, 07:28 AM

Jul 16th, 2008, 07:38 AM
hahahahahahahaha @ All the muppets

Jul 16th, 2008, 07:46 AM

Jul 16th, 2008, 08:14 AM
What a waste of a wildcard. :o

Jul 16th, 2008, 08:23 AM
Patty :D :hearts:

Jul 16th, 2008, 08:46 AM
I suppose she can try again next year :rolleyes:
Wasn't she once actually pretty good?

Now go home and polish Michael's Grandslam trophy that you'll never win :p

Jul 16th, 2008, 10:32 AM
What a waste of a wildcard. :o
Fk u I was about to say that in Cheos Face,Rofl demolish after only 45 minutes and my prediction was right she sucks so much she can't win more than 3 games off patty

Jul 16th, 2008, 10:35 AM
I suppose she can try again next year :rolleyes:
Wasn't she once actually pretty good?

Now go home and polish Michael's Grandslam trophy that you'll never win :p
She only. Marry him for fame or money or tennis

Jul 16th, 2008, 11:31 AM
Kinda expected. Its a little tradition now isn't it, Amber Liu is only really known for playing Stanford!

Jul 16th, 2008, 11:33 AM

Jul 16th, 2008, 12:44 PM
Who said Patty will be trashed by Amber?

Jul 16th, 2008, 01:15 PM
I don't know where that writer got the record of 161-2. Her career record in NCAA singles is 94-23.


Jul 16th, 2008, 01:20 PM
Amber :bigcry: after all that hype as well :sad:

Jul 16th, 2008, 01:22 PM
another wild card wasted on amber who. maybe they'll finally realise that she is a $25k kind of player and doesnt deserve to play at this level

id say well done patty, but to be honest all she needed to do was show up :shrug:

Jul 16th, 2008, 02:23 PM
what a WC waste:tape:

Jul 16th, 2008, 02:32 PM

Michael not wearing all white? :confused: :confused:

Jul 16th, 2008, 03:18 PM
well done Patty :)

Jul 16th, 2008, 03:37 PM
She only. Marry him for fame or money or tennis


Why would She need to DO THAT when she reportedly had an offer to work for Goldman Sachs. Get a life!!!!!

justine schnyder
Jul 16th, 2008, 04:15 PM
Not surprising.. I'm glad Patty handled well all the hype, but still there's a lt of difference between their levels.
WD Patty :)

Jul 16th, 2008, 06:20 PM
AmBeR sUcKz!!!!!!111

Jul 16th, 2008, 07:07 PM
PaTtY rOcKz!!!!!!111

Jul 16th, 2008, 10:34 PM
Nice work Patty :woohoo:

All that hype for Amber :ras: