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Andreas
Oct 31st, 2009, 06:30 PM
:hug: Good luck in the final, Serena!
Caro broke for 1-0 in the 2nd set but decided to retire :tears: Nice hug at the net.

Stats:
Serena: 18 winners, 9 unforced errors
Caroline: 5 winners, 2 unforced errors

Marty-Dom
Oct 31st, 2009, 06:30 PM
Good luck Serena!

RenaSlam.
Oct 31st, 2009, 06:30 PM
I'll take that. GO ON.

joyforall
Oct 31st, 2009, 06:30 PM
what?

Mina Vagante
Oct 31st, 2009, 06:30 PM
:sad:

Ferg
Oct 31st, 2009, 06:31 PM
Strange end. She retired after breaking? Serena has a few niggles too, is anyone healthy?

ce
Oct 31st, 2009, 06:31 PM
:dance:

RR-87
Oct 31st, 2009, 06:31 PM
;) :)

cellophane
Oct 31st, 2009, 06:31 PM
Caro :hug:

Hope Serena wins the final...

saul1333
Oct 31st, 2009, 06:31 PM
:cool:

winchester
Oct 31st, 2009, 06:31 PM
worst Yec Ever

joão.
Oct 31st, 2009, 06:31 PM
:help:

Vee Williams
Oct 31st, 2009, 06:32 PM
Hope Caro gets well soon. She had a great few matches :worship:

And it's Serena against Venus in the final of the YEC. :worship:

olivero
Oct 31st, 2009, 06:32 PM
Please take the title Serena!

Bayo
Oct 31st, 2009, 06:32 PM
Really unfortunate. Get well soon, Caroline.

Congrats to Serena though!

toby345
Oct 31st, 2009, 06:32 PM
what a crazy match :eek: never expected woz to retire :help::help:
but what a lovely handshake :hearts::hearts:
good luck in finals and doubles, rena :worship:

Justin SW
Oct 31st, 2009, 06:33 PM
Williams FInal :eek: :hearts: :inlove:

Bijoux0021
Oct 31st, 2009, 06:33 PM
Get ready for Doubles, Serena.

Get well soon, Caro.

donniedarkofan
Oct 31st, 2009, 06:33 PM
classy Serena...clapping for Caroline and showing respect...!:worship:

V's a star
Oct 31st, 2009, 06:33 PM
omg venus is gonna be so tired and Serena ready to go :shout:

Lulu.
Oct 31st, 2009, 06:33 PM
Congrats Serena. ;)

Now please win the final tomorrow. :yeah:

Roookie
Oct 31st, 2009, 06:34 PM
She should have retired before and "let them Vika or Aga have some joy". :shrug:

moby
Oct 31st, 2009, 06:34 PM
Did her father tell her at the end of the first set: Caro, you're too injured to play in the final anyway. So let the audience have a match in the final. Go out there and break Serena for the 4th time in 6 service games so that you can get into her head. Then retire.

Another fitting YEC match. :lol:

I think Caroline has showed a lot of heart this week. :)
She's here to stay regardless of her game style, and I believe she will add more weapons to her game.

MegaDethly
Oct 31st, 2009, 06:34 PM
Vee, kick her butt.

Vee Williams
Oct 31st, 2009, 06:35 PM
I like that these two sisters continuously shut up their harsh critics. The are yet again the last two standing :worship:

Inger67
Oct 31st, 2009, 06:35 PM
Wow. Caroline is so great for the WTA, I don't care what anyone else says. This board is the only place that shits on Caroline. I love her as do most tennis fans out there (She was #1 on the most searches of any player on wtatour.com).

This would have been such a good match. Caro might have pushed it to 3 sets!

Come on Venus! LET'S GO! :)

gmokb
Oct 31st, 2009, 06:35 PM
Sorry for Caro, she is a great fighter. Congrats and thanks to Serena, I will have a stress-free final as I know a Williams will win.

BTW Serena sounds as if she is having a cold.

Illusionist
Oct 31st, 2009, 06:35 PM
:lol: Circus!

CloudAtlas
Oct 31st, 2009, 06:36 PM
Congrats Serena :)

Caro hit way more than 2 UE's though , I only watched one game but she hit 3 in that one alone.

Vee Williams
Oct 31st, 2009, 06:36 PM
:lol: Circus!

- said the illusionist

Noctis
Oct 31st, 2009, 06:36 PM
:yeah: Serena Such Sweet Gal on court

Get well soon Wozniacki.But really Selfish I must say.Retire for your BFFL Vika if your not gunna play through.

gmokb
Oct 31st, 2009, 06:37 PM
I like that these two sisters continuously shut up their harsh critics. The are yet again the last two standing :worship:

They always do:lol:

M.P
Oct 31st, 2009, 06:37 PM
Caro get well in 2 months! And see you in HKexpo
now Serena will it all

Stamp Paid
Oct 31st, 2009, 06:38 PM
I love Serena. So nice and genuine as long as shes winning. :lol:
Good luck in the doubles and final.
Caro :hug:

Vee Williams
Oct 31st, 2009, 06:40 PM
They always do:lol:

Serena also shows how a N. 1 should perform. She has a good lead to keep the top spot for some time now.

mickymouse
Oct 31st, 2009, 06:40 PM
Sigh, I know it's her first YEC and she wants to go all the way, but why couldn't she have given the opportunity to Radwanska if she knew she wouldn't be able to finish?

Alex03Maccy
Oct 31st, 2009, 06:42 PM
love it when players are gracious to each other at the end, i think serena has a lot of respect for woz.

Justin SW
Oct 31st, 2009, 06:43 PM
I don't like Wozniacki style, but she definitely is a great person and brings something good to the tour ;)

C. W. Fields
Oct 31st, 2009, 06:43 PM
Strange end. She retired after breaking?

She wanted to end on a Serena serve game. She would have aggravated her pulled stomach muscle if she had served more. PSM may take up to 6 weeks to heal. If it got worse she might not be ready for the start of the next season. In a way it was like Luxembourg last week. She might have been able to win the match (because Serena was clearly handicapped, too), but she wouldn't have been able to play the next match without making herself a walking injury. Better for herself and the tournament to let Serena play the final.
It was cool, though, how she finished with such a beautiful shot! :worship:

Jorn
Oct 31st, 2009, 06:45 PM
Caro was able to win 5 games and break 3 times! But she can't serve today, but WD in Doha Caro. get well soon! (Will take a month i think)

jefrilibra
Oct 31st, 2009, 06:45 PM
This was kinda expected.

Another Williams Final.

:bounce::bounce::bounce:

C. W. Fields
Oct 31st, 2009, 06:48 PM
Caro was able to win 5 games and break 3 times! But she can't serve today, but WD in Doha Caro. get well soon! (Will take a month i think)

She broke 4 times, the only service game she held was the first! :rolleyes:

winchester
Oct 31st, 2009, 06:50 PM
She broke 4 times, the only service game she held was the first! :rolleyes:

Who cares? Serena wasn't serving very well at all, she knew she was going to win.

C. W. Fields
Oct 31st, 2009, 06:52 PM
Who cares? Serena wasn't serving very well at all, she knew she was going to win.

Serena served badly because she's injured, too.

madmax
Oct 31st, 2009, 06:55 PM
shitty tournament deserves shitty matches and their endings...nuff said

santhuruu
Oct 31st, 2009, 06:56 PM
Wow this is such a great achievement from both Venus and Serena, isn't this also an historic achievement for the sisters, I mean isn't this the first time that two sisters will play each other in the final of the YEC?

Njay16
Oct 31st, 2009, 06:57 PM
Caro :hug: What a season, come back with this play and determination next year. Rested and healthy. And cut down that schedule!!

Larrybidd
Oct 31st, 2009, 06:58 PM
She should have retired before and "let them Vika or Aga have some joy". :shrug:

Caroline would have missed out on AT LEAST 100 g's in prize money by retiring. Stop being ridiculous. When players start stepping aside for their friends is when I stop watching sports - because it stops being a sport. Sickening.

kman
Oct 31st, 2009, 06:59 PM
Congrats Serena.


Is it me or did Serena not look 100% herself out there?

Was kinda strange to see Caro break her 3 (or was it 4?) times...



Venus might actually have a good shot at defending her title now...

Michael!
Oct 31st, 2009, 07:03 PM
Retired after an early break in the 2nd set, would have expected her to try it a bit longer, as it is the last tournament anyway...don´t know so, if it would have been too dangerous, but still a bit strange.
Congrats to Serena, both sisters are not healthy, but Venus´ injury is more serious and Serena had an easier match today, should be a easy win for Serena, but you never know with the sisters!

hankqq
Oct 31st, 2009, 07:08 PM
it's unfortunate Caro couldn't finish the match today :hug: hopefully this season she has learned her lesson and won't play nearly as many events next year so she can avoid this type of injury :shrug:

Serena :yeah: into another final :)

Kunal
Oct 31st, 2009, 07:14 PM
go rena

Slutiana
Oct 31st, 2009, 07:28 PM
Strange end. She retired after breaking? Serena has a few niggles too, is anyone healthy?

I bet she went there hoping that Serena would retire first. I don't blame her but I think she saw it was clear that Serena wasn't going to and it could be a long match and so she just retired. She was very nice at the end, not really charismatic but deffo pretty endearing. Deffo have no problem with her personally. :p

young_gunner913
Oct 31st, 2009, 07:35 PM
:spit: like we didnt see this coming.

congrats anyway Serena.

~Cherry*Blossom~
Oct 31st, 2009, 07:38 PM
Congrats Serena :yeah: Good win!

Good luck in the final :hug:

friendsita
Oct 31st, 2009, 07:39 PM
Williams final!!
Well done girl!

BlameSerena
Oct 31st, 2009, 07:59 PM
Yayyyyyy! Go Serena Go!

Caro :hug:

betowiec
Oct 31st, 2009, 08:15 PM
expected outcome

Hugh.
Oct 31st, 2009, 08:17 PM
Caro, you've done yourself really proud in Doha :kiss:

Just take the title Serena.

BlameSerena
Oct 31st, 2009, 08:17 PM
Serena served badly because she's injured, too.

:sad: She has to stay healthy for ONE more match and then she can kind of have the month off.

COME ON SERENA!!!!!

Jorn
Oct 31st, 2009, 08:21 PM
Does anybody think Caroline and Serena will be ready for that Exo. match later in November?

DimaDinosaur
Oct 31st, 2009, 08:28 PM
:woohoo: Both williams in the final!!! = POINTS FOR MOI!!!

:hug: Caroline

BlameSerena
Oct 31st, 2009, 08:29 PM
^^They may not be 100% but I think they'll be well enough to play, but you never know.

Denise4925
Oct 31st, 2009, 08:50 PM
:bigclap: Love it. :lol: All Williams final. :bounce:

Dodoboy.
Oct 31st, 2009, 09:05 PM
Caro :hug:

I definitely won't be surprised when she finally gets a win over Serena. Next season, i'm sure she'll be able to.

Chrissie-fan
Oct 31st, 2009, 09:16 PM
So nice to see Serena applaud Caro and saying such nice things about her. It proves that:

a) Serena is a lot classier than her detractors give her credit for.
b) That the best player in the world doesn't agree with - and in fact probably would be disgusted by all the negative things the haters here say about Wozniacki.

Anyway, congrats to Serena on reaching the final of another big event. :yeah:

And congrats to Caro for a fab tournament with two matches that had us on the edges of our seats. Get well soon and enjoy the vacation. :hug:

And to all of the haters of Caro and/or Serena: Stick it where the sun don't shine. :banghead:

Martian Jeza
Oct 31st, 2009, 09:17 PM
Does anybody think Caroline and Serena will be ready for that Exo. match later in November?

Would be insane of Caroline taking part to that exho ! She MUST rest !

C. W. Fields
Oct 31st, 2009, 09:21 PM
And to all of the haters of Caro and/or Serena: Stick it where the sun don't shine. :banghead:

It's always Sunshine where Caro is! :lol:

Martian Jeza
Oct 31st, 2009, 09:21 PM
Taking 5 games in such conditions from SW is a great performance, Caroline ! You can go back to Denmark with pride ! Her haters must be ashamed of themselves. Well done, Caroline. :hug: :worship:

Chrissie-fan
Oct 31st, 2009, 09:25 PM
It's always Sunshine where Caro is! :lol:
:lol: Yep :yeah:

Julian
Oct 31st, 2009, 09:26 PM
Would be insane of Caroline taking part to that exho ! She MUST rest !

not if a lot of money is involved! ;)

C. W. Fields
Oct 31st, 2009, 09:28 PM
"I wasn’t playing great. I think it’s hard to play well against a player who’s injured and is so nice", Serena told reporters.

That's pretty cute, actually. :worship:

Martian Jeza
Oct 31st, 2009, 09:29 PM
It's always Sunshine where Caro is! :lol:

For her haters it always is thundery/tiphoon/hurricane where Caro is. To destroy them of coure ;)

Martian Jeza
Oct 31st, 2009, 09:29 PM
not if a lot of money is involved! ;)

It only is about me but I won't ruin my health for money. Just my two cents.

Chrissie-fan
Oct 31st, 2009, 09:42 PM
It only is about me but I won't ruin my health for money. Just my two cents.
I agree with you: Caro needs a long vacation. Even if she can make lots of money now, you can make a whole lot more money in a long career than in a short one.

AnnaK_4ever
Oct 31st, 2009, 10:27 PM
"I wasn’t playing great. I think it’s hard to play well against a player who’s injured and is so nice", Serena told reporters.

FINALLY a tennis pro expains why Wozniacki wins matches despite averaging 2.5 winners per match.

Machi
Oct 31st, 2009, 10:48 PM
What? Another injury? Left thigh one day, cramps the next day and abdominal strain the next? LOL Loser

Machi
Oct 31st, 2009, 10:50 PM
[QUOTE=Martian Jeza;16756187]It only is about me but I won't ruin my health for money. QUOTE]

Her obnoxious money- hungry parents don't care. They want $$$$.

The Daviator
Oct 31st, 2009, 11:19 PM
So sick of all these retirements :o

Vaidisova Ruled
Oct 31st, 2009, 11:36 PM
Anyway, congrats Caro. Great tournament. Too bad she won't be #3.

AkademiQ
Oct 31st, 2009, 11:38 PM
Win this Serena!

ZODIAC
Nov 1st, 2009, 12:10 AM
The sisters have redeemed themselves all the bogus footfaults that were concocted at the Open will be erased by this win ,all that money they lost will be recovered at this event in just one week ,at the end of this season they WILL have earned close to $10MIL....howzat for the so called slackers.
The sisters are very savvy...

Uranus
Nov 1st, 2009, 12:39 AM
I'm actually looking forward to this Bali tournament now :lol:. I'm sure it'll be better.

cn ireland
Nov 1st, 2009, 12:42 AM
Well done to Serena on reaching the final:).

Caro:hug:!

Ciarán
Nov 1st, 2009, 12:43 AM
Caroline really is a douche. Should have gave it to Aga.

serenafann
Nov 1st, 2009, 12:52 AM
Well done Serena,keep it going.

LightWarrior
Nov 1st, 2009, 01:48 AM
"It'as hard to play against a player who is so nice" ??? Serena is in love with Caroline I guess. Like everybody else I guess...Angel Caroline :)

Martian Jeza
Nov 1st, 2009, 01:10 AM
Caroline really is a douche. Should have gave it to Aga.

I hope you are joking if it's not the case : You don't know what your are talking about. :lol:

Bronx19
Nov 1st, 2009, 01:13 AM
Christ.. What a circus. The organizers must be embarrassed and losing much money.

Golindz
Nov 1st, 2009, 02:44 AM
Caro :hug:

Denise4925
Nov 1st, 2009, 03:15 AM
Wow this is such a great achievement from both Venus and Serena, isn't this also an historic achievement for the sisters, I mean isn't this the first time that two sisters will play each other in the final of the YEC?

That means they've play a final against each other in every major, except for the Olympics. :eek:

Denise4925
Nov 1st, 2009, 03:17 AM
So nice to see Serena applaud Caro and saying such nice things about her. It proves that:

a) Serena is a lot classier than her detractors give her credit for.
b) That the best player in the world doesn't agree with - and in fact probably would be disgusted by all the negative things the haters here say about Wozniacki.

Anyway, congrats to Serena on reaching the final of another big event. :yeah:

And congrats to Caro for a fab tournament with two matches that had us on the edges of our seats. Get well soon and enjoy the vacation. :hug:

And to all of the haters of Caro and/or Serena: Stick it where the sun don't shine. :banghead:

:lol::worship::worship::worship:

bandabou
Nov 1st, 2009, 11:31 AM
Vee and Serena...keep making history. So now they've met in the finals of all 4 majors, Miami and the YEC? Wow!!

rucolo
Nov 1st, 2009, 12:29 PM
YES, Serena into YEC Final!:D:bounce::woohoo:

Caroline:hug:

18 winners, 9 unforced errors from Serena.:drool:

Some great forehand winners in set 1.
Backhand didn`t work well.

Nice hug at the net.:hearts:
Seems like Serena and Caroline get along well.
Nice words from both about each other after the match.

Caroline can be proud of her amazing 2009.:cool:
Finishing in Top 5.

Play your best tennis in Final, Serena!:D;)
Good luck!!!

Princeza
Nov 1st, 2009, 02:35 PM
Doesn't matter Caro, you would own her in drama classes :hug:

rucolo
Nov 1st, 2009, 08:48 PM
So nice to see Serena applaud Caro and saying such nice things about her. It proves that:

a) Serena is a lot classier than her detractors give her credit for.
b) That the best player in the world doesn't agree with - and in fact probably would be disgusted by all the negative things the haters here say about Wozniacki.

Exactly.:yeah: