good stability for Domi :D Could she lose to russian girls without Ret.? :)
Apr 17th, 2009, 09:01 PM
Dominika :hug:... I am hoping the recent pattern is not career ending... too much bulk on this little girl
Apr 17th, 2009, 09:03 PM
The real mystery here is how AnnaK4's prediction was off by four entire games! :eek:
Actually I was gonna predict it would be 62 20-ret but then I thought it would be more melodramatic if Cibulkova retires being MP down ;)
Apr 17th, 2009, 09:03 PM
Domi :tape: Just don't play if you're going to retire.:o
Apr 17th, 2009, 09:21 PM
is this the first time lena has been on tv in the U.S. since AO?? It's the first time i've seen her since then.
too bad we didn't get to see a full match.
Can you tell me what station it was on for future reference?
Apr 17th, 2009, 09:28 PM
anyone saw the interview on thw wta site? Elena mentioning french open again, she's totally focused on her goal.
Apr 17th, 2009, 09:35 PM
4-all, 15-all point aggravated Dominika thigh injury 'cuz she lost her serve 2 pts later. Elena has a tough match with Caroline tomorrow.
Apr 17th, 2009, 09:53 PM
She really was injured. Her thigh was wrapped yesterday and Greg told me she was favoring her other leg today.
Apr 17th, 2009, 10:00 PM
Glad to see Elena in the SF;)!
Apr 17th, 2009, 10:26 PM
Apr 18th, 2009, 12:48 AM
Apr 18th, 2009, 12:50 AM
Lena good match:)
Domi get well soon..
Apr 18th, 2009, 02:41 AM
well done Elena
Apr 18th, 2009, 05:00 AM
Never was really a fan of Dominika before this week. I watched her play Paszek and she really impressed me, and after seeing her in person she is amazingly beautiful too - just has it all ;)
Apr 18th, 2009, 06:15 AM
Groin injury. :(
Apr 18th, 2009, 09:36 AM
Apr 18th, 2009, 10:06 AM
i hope she will be ok till FED CUP
Apr 18th, 2009, 10:22 AM
Not that I think that Domi's injury was fake, but she sure retires a lot. She must have the highest % of retirements out of top50 players over the last year or so.
Apr 18th, 2009, 12:16 PM
The 1st set wasn't as tight as the score indicates.
Cibulkova hits way cleaner than Cornet or Wozniacki, and moves faster. How come, even on her best surface (green clay) she failed to discomfit Lena D., who sometimes struggles against defensive grinders?
1) players with enough firepower can and will hit through her from the baseline. Cibulkova's size and small wingspan mean that, even though her footspeed is awesome, she doesn't cover the court as well as larger players with bigger strides.
2) she always hits the same 3/4 pace, 3/4 depth ball, and as she doesn't mix it up save for a few dropshots here and there, her game becomes predictable. She may consistently hit a clean ball off both sides, something that say Cornet or Wozniacki are unable to do, but she lacks the raw power to hit through anyone, and her shotmaking will end up having the effect of making her opponents raise their games - and often overpower her.
Apr 18th, 2009, 12:42 PM
Domi:hug:, hope the injury isn't too serious. The players provided an entertaining first set of tennis imo:yeah: