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Ferg
May 26th, 2010, 05:55 PM
Oh god :speakles:

Makes me wonder whether Andrea will ever have the big breakthrough. She fought well to save MP at 5-2 and 5-3 though... But then she didnt hold at the end. :tears:

dsanders06
May 26th, 2010, 05:55 PM
Mental Giant Kuznetsova :eek:

TheBoiledEgg
May 26th, 2010, 05:56 PM
Svetlana the hot mess gets out of one sticky mess

oh my that was a complete choke by both

VIKA?
May 26th, 2010, 05:56 PM
Andrea:hysteric:

edificio
May 26th, 2010, 05:57 PM
Well, she did win. Sometimes you just have to hang around and something good might happen. Congrats to Sveta. Maybe next time, Andrea.

Temperenka
May 26th, 2010, 05:57 PM
OOOF-UHH. :sad:

Svetlana :o :help:

She'll beat Kiri, get complacent and lose to Schianove.

jefrilibra
May 26th, 2010, 05:57 PM
Sveta was really lucky. Damn!:tape:

Petkovic really choked! Shameful!

delicatecutter
May 26th, 2010, 05:57 PM
The Champion lives to see another day!! :cheer:

Svetlana)))
May 26th, 2010, 05:57 PM
I am fucking crying now! She saved 4 mps, down 0-40. Omg, i have a flight in like 5 hours, i need to get some sleep. I fucking love you Svetlana!

Adrian.
May 26th, 2010, 05:57 PM
Petkovic wasted a 6-4 5-4 *40-0 and *A-40 lead:o:o:o

Andreas
May 26th, 2010, 05:57 PM
I'm absolutely devastated for Andy :sobbing: That was her match :sad: Kuznetsova got lucky and I hope Maria takes her out!

ViennaCalling
May 26th, 2010, 05:57 PM
Andrea :mad:

So close :sad: You should have kicked out the mental midget :(

InsideOut.
May 26th, 2010, 05:57 PM
:sobbing: Andy! So many chances :sad:

4 match points :tears:

LadyB
May 26th, 2010, 05:57 PM
:bowdown: :sobbing: :yippee:

KoOlMaNsEaN
May 26th, 2010, 05:57 PM
A choke from Andrea at 5-4 match points. Awful

Petkorazzi
May 26th, 2010, 05:58 PM
Andrea had triple MP at 5-4 second set, plus one more.

:shrug: Nothing much to say really. Andrea definitely deserved to win this, but I am impressed with Sveta's backhand. It's the shot that got her the win really, she was hitting great angles time after time.

améliemomo
May 26th, 2010, 05:58 PM
congrats to both, what a fight!:worship:

keep it up sveta!:)

Hashim.
May 26th, 2010, 05:58 PM
wow:eek:
Andrea:hug: Should have closed it out:( 4mps:shout:

WhoAmI?
May 26th, 2010, 05:58 PM
Such an intense match, too bad one of them had to lose:( But I'm happy for Sveta as the defending champ. Andrea:hug:

envisiond2010
May 26th, 2010, 05:58 PM
Now this is what is expected of her.

M.P
May 26th, 2010, 05:58 PM
i wish andrea will breakthought 1 day :o

saul1333
May 26th, 2010, 05:58 PM
Flummoxed according to BG :lol:

Congrats Sveta

edificio
May 26th, 2010, 05:58 PM
Brad Gilbert interviewing Sveta. Maybe I should turn ESPN on.

Darop.
May 26th, 2010, 05:58 PM
What a chokefest. :unsure:

toby345
May 26th, 2010, 05:58 PM
NOOOOO ANDY :hysteric::sobbing::crying2:

CrossCourt~Rally
May 26th, 2010, 05:58 PM
Kuzzy the escape artist :worship:

Such a tough loss for Andrea :hug:

Ferg
May 26th, 2010, 05:58 PM
I am fucking crying now! She saved 4 mps, down 0-40. Omg, i have a flight in like 5 hours, i need to get some sleep. I fucking love you Svetlana!

Imagine what the poor girl will be like. :sobbing:

Wiggly
May 26th, 2010, 05:58 PM
Svetlana wasted so many MPs at French Open, it's about time she saves some.

is1531
May 26th, 2010, 05:58 PM
Petkovic's ball bashing cost her the match. She has zero finesse in her game. She is similar to Wickmayer.

VishaalMaria
May 26th, 2010, 05:58 PM
To be totally honest,

Petkovic has Svetlana on the ropes at 6-4 5-4 40/0, but she just got too nervous. Kuznetsova didn't do anything special, just kept the ball in the play and let Petkovic self destruct.

She tried to get it together in the end, wasn't meant to be. But I like Svetlana so I'm glad. Although, she did hit some ugly errors when all she needed to do was to get the ball in play and let Petkovic further self destruct.

ElusiveChanteuse
May 26th, 2010, 05:58 PM
Seems like Sveta's lucky to meet another opponent whose mental is much fragile than hers, if not similar.:p
Keep going Sveta :cheer: Don't screw up again.:rolleyes:

goldenlox
May 26th, 2010, 05:58 PM
The 1st time I saw Petkovic was against Dementieva in Paris Indoors. I could see she has a lot of game. And she's good on twitter.
Everyone on the tour plays like that. Petkovic just has to keep improving

tdot.
May 26th, 2010, 05:59 PM
Sveta :bounce:

Drake1980
May 26th, 2010, 05:59 PM
:bounce:

Slutiana
May 26th, 2010, 05:59 PM
Craziness. :help: That was just an AWFUL choke from Petkovic. Some of those shots on the MPs were :help:. Props to Sveta for grinding it out but I hope Maria finishes off the job.

Chorophyll
May 26th, 2010, 05:59 PM
Andrea, ugh. This is why you can't get any damn where.

juki
May 26th, 2010, 05:59 PM
Andrea :hug:

Aaric
May 26th, 2010, 05:59 PM
She is not going past Kirilenko anyways

John.
May 26th, 2010, 06:00 PM
Sveta :cheer: Hopefully she'll gain some confidence from gritting this out

Andrea:hug:

Patrick345
May 26th, 2010, 06:00 PM
Oh god :speakles:

Makes me wonder whether Andrea will ever have the big breakthrough. She fought well to save MP at 5-2 and 5-3 though... But then she didnt hold at the end. :tears:

It might not be apparent on first glance, but Petkovic lacks balls. That was pathetic. Just like Barrois. It seems Becker, Graf and Stich have drained German tennis players from all ment:rolleyes:al toughness till eternity. Tommy Haas, Schüttler/Kiefer Olympic Doubles Final and so on.

raquel
May 26th, 2010, 06:00 PM
Well done Sveta for scraping through ;)!

2moretogo
May 26th, 2010, 06:00 PM
Wow. That was some surreal stuff. Kind of expected this to happen on day 1 and 2 but good to see some h.a.m. on day 3.

Andrea gifted Sveta the opportunity for a 3rd set, when Sveta obliged Andrea, Andrea couldn't take advantage.

Libertango
May 26th, 2010, 06:00 PM
Oh my Good God No. Andrea!!!! :sobbing: She really did choke her way to a loss. 3 mps in a row :bolt: Judging by her reaction to losing to Rezai in Madrid, she's gonna be sobbing buckets for days after this.

Props to Sveta though. She was a mess but she did what she had to do.

Kampi
May 26th, 2010, 06:00 PM
Oh my god Petko:sad::hug: 3 MP nightmare.:hysteric: Sveta was nearly dead but because of Petko's fearful thinking she was able to jump out of her early round grave. But congrats for Petko for fighting back in the third. Go on with the hard work girl. Also congrats for Sveta for digging herself out of the grave.:)

danieln1
May 26th, 2010, 06:01 PM
Dramatic match, so great!!!

Cheered for Andrea, too bad she couldn´t hold in the end...
Hopefully Sveta now will find her form and not follow Safina

tobe
May 26th, 2010, 06:01 PM
god, andrea that was pathetic.....how can you choke against hot mess Sveta!? Unbelievable

Fantasy Hero
May 26th, 2010, 06:01 PM
this match was simply WTA at its peak :lol:
well done Sveta to keep it together and take it in the end :yeah:
Andrea is really annoying and her game is pretty boring as she has no plan B just hit the ball harder and harder untill she makes a winner or a UE :o

olivero
May 26th, 2010, 06:02 PM
Thank God Sveta got it together in the third set :worship: She was quite lucky today though.
Well done and keep on fighting through this draw.

Andrea :hug: guess this will be a tough lesson for her.

AnDrEi.b
May 26th, 2010, 06:02 PM
What a comeback for Sveta, she won after saved 4 MP`s...hope Kiri will stop her :D

Monzanator
May 26th, 2010, 06:02 PM
Massive choke from Petkovic... Kuznetsova was all there for the taking in the 2nd... You sensed once it got to 3rd Sveta would eventually prevail.... If there ever was a chance for Petkovic to have a breakthrough, she blew it here.

On another note, they mentioned that Petkovic wasted MP vs Myskina in 2004 and Henin in 2006 already.. what a mess.. :tape:

Carsten
May 26th, 2010, 06:03 PM
Andy :( that was choking as in your worst times :(

Hopefully in a few days she can take the positive things out of this....

messing
May 26th, 2010, 06:04 PM
This one is really bitter to swallow. :sad:
Hope this won't hurt her too much. :awww:

At least, it's Sveta though.

tenn_ace
May 26th, 2010, 06:04 PM
Sveta it was a good time to wake up :p

Kipling
May 26th, 2010, 06:04 PM
Whew. Good for Sveta! I thought her experience would get her through this tough one!

Reptilia
May 26th, 2010, 06:05 PM
epic!

Dexter
May 26th, 2010, 06:05 PM
Sveta lucked it out big time. Andrea really did choke on all of these 4 MPs. :(

Vespertine69
May 26th, 2010, 06:05 PM
A bit amused at all the largely negative posts (Svetlana being a mess, Petkovic being a choker who has no balls) - where's the appreciation for what was a pretty fine match? The hitting was great out there, and while Petkovic did go AWOL at 40-0 up with those match points, she played a pretty remarkable level for so much of the match and really came very close to putting Kuznetsova away in a match where Svetlana actually played solidly.

Hope this won't affect Petkovic too much... first complete match of hers that I've watched and I have to say I'm impressed by her ball striking and serving. Mental strength can be worked on, so let's hope she does something with her technical talent

mk27
May 26th, 2010, 06:05 PM
German players are always mental midgets :o

2nd German player who lost after having match points. :rolleyes:

Carsten
May 26th, 2010, 06:06 PM
On another note, they mentioned that Petkovic wasted MP vs Myskina in 2004 and Henin in 2006 already.. what a mess.. :tape:

No not really :lol: She has never even played them :tape:

Steff_forever
May 26th, 2010, 06:07 PM
the quintessence of this match: GERMANS STAY MENTAL MIDGETS IN TENNIS SINCE STEFFI 'S RETIREMENT IN 1999.

CONGRATS SVETA, for choking not that much...

Milito22
May 26th, 2010, 06:07 PM
Sveta :cheer: :rocker2:
poor Petko :hysteric:

Mynarco
May 26th, 2010, 06:08 PM
:sobbing: WHY? Andy, WHY?

Adrian1092
May 26th, 2010, 06:09 PM
Andrea :bigcry: Just cant believe it :sad:

RenaSlam.
May 26th, 2010, 06:09 PM
:tape: No one wanted to win this match.

WTA :help:

gentenaire
May 26th, 2010, 06:10 PM
I feel so sorry for Petkovic. So close...

StephenUK
May 26th, 2010, 06:11 PM
What a great absorbing match! I am gutted that I could not get to see the second set as my computer was not behaving but the third was very exciting. I was impressed by both players - Petkovic is clearly talented and Sveta was very gutsy, saving all those MPs and keeping it together in a tense third set. This result should be a major boost to the Sveta confidence, as that is only the second three set match she has won since the Australian Open!!! :eek:

Joana
May 26th, 2010, 06:11 PM
She couldn't hit a first serve in to save her life on those MPs. Sucks for her.
Sweata got lucky there. This could and probably will be another BS Slam run for her that keeps her in top 10.

Shvedbarilescu
May 26th, 2010, 06:13 PM
That will be a very tough loss for Andrea. Matches like this can, on occassion do lasting damage to a players reputation in the lockerroom as well as their own self belief. All eyes are going to be on her in the coming weeks to see how she bounces back from this. Andrea certainly can not afford to lose another match in this manner again for a long time or she will find it very hard to wash herself of a choker reputation. The next couple of days will not be easy for Andrea and her friends will surely need to rally round her.

As for Sveta this match transforms her from being the defending champion everyone was waiting for and expecting to lose into being a legitimate contender to defend her title. Like all great players who start a tournament in vunerable shape with every match she escape defeat she gets stronger. On or two more wins and she could very well turn out playing at the standard she was playing at this time last year. Yes, for both players this match couldn't have been more huge.

Drine
May 26th, 2010, 06:14 PM
Sveta :bounce: Great fight :worship:

ys
May 26th, 2010, 06:15 PM
Sveta can be clumsy during the first week. But once she makes it to the second week .. watch out..

faboozadoo15
May 26th, 2010, 06:16 PM
Sveta finding some wins at just the right time, hmmm.

Adaora
May 26th, 2010, 06:17 PM
Kuzzie pulled a Serena down triple match points in the 2nd set. So happy for her!

pj5
May 26th, 2010, 06:17 PM
What a great absorbing match! I am gutted that I could not get to see the second set as my computer was not behaving but the third was very exciting. I was impressed by both players - Petkovic is clearly talented and Sveta was very gutsy, saving all those MPs and keeping it together in a tense third set. This result should be a major boost to the Sveta confidence, as that is only the second three set match she has won since the Australian Open!!! :eek:

Totally agree. Petkovic will get better and better.
And sveta has a great chance from now on to defend her title. This was a major boost to her confidence. She'll probably play herself into the tornament. She really gutsed it out. well done both girls. great match.

AnywhereButHome
May 26th, 2010, 06:17 PM
Sveta :yeah:

timafi
May 26th, 2010, 06:17 PM
thanks for choking Petkovic:hatoff: and good job fighting and staying calm Sveta:yeah: :armed:

Yarden
May 26th, 2010, 06:22 PM
Sveta :woohoo:
Great comeback, i'm so happy for her :D

Andy :hug:

Miss Atomic Bomb
May 26th, 2010, 06:23 PM
Sveta doing a Serena :eek:

azmad_88
May 26th, 2010, 06:23 PM
Massive choke from Petkovic... Kuznetsova was all there for the taking in the 2nd... You sensed once it got to 3rd Sveta would eventually prevail.... If there ever was a chance for Petkovic to have a breakthrough, she blew it here.

On another note, they mentioned that Petkovic wasted MP vs Myskina in 2004 and Henin in 2006 already.. what a mess.. :tape:

it was sveta losing mps against myskina at 04 and justine at 05 RG

Blu€
May 26th, 2010, 06:24 PM
Andrea was quite impressive up until the triple match point :o:o , shame she had that meltdown. Tough loss:hug:

klever58
May 26th, 2010, 06:24 PM
nail biting...

freeandlonely
May 26th, 2010, 06:24 PM
Credits to Kuzzy.

Ballbasher
May 26th, 2010, 06:25 PM
SVETA!!!! :D :yeah: :woohoo: So glad she sees another round. :D I'm not confident at all so far and I will never be within the tournament, but those two wins feel great already. :inlove:
Andrea. :hug: I like her and she played one hell of a match at times. She shouldn't get TOOOO down. :scared:

Sander.
May 26th, 2010, 06:27 PM
Wow, what a great mentality Sveta has :worship:

Andrea :hug:

Bijoux0021
May 26th, 2010, 06:29 PM
Phew! Great comeback, Sveta.

Dave.
May 26th, 2010, 06:32 PM
Awesome match. Andrea's hitting was a pleasure to watch, so clean!! Unfortunate choke from her, especially that last MP she had, the ball was a putaway.

Sveta was actually alright in the first set, some good points. Then after the rain delay she was dreadful. Too far behind the baseline, trying to hit with Petkovic down the middle, why? She didn't seem to realise anything with a bit of width and short of a length and the ball went straight up into the air for a putaway. Third set was great from both. Even with all the choking, it's nice to see Petkovic made the third set close when in so many other matches these type of matches end 6-1 in the third.

Sveta was good in the end but today could (and should) have easily lost in straight sets playing terribly. That will likely happen in the 3R.

TennisFan66
May 26th, 2010, 06:34 PM
Unlike some, I very rarely use the 'choke' word.... Today, Petkovic, I'll make an exception: You CHOKED!

AJZ.
May 26th, 2010, 06:38 PM
How FANTASTIC!

gmak
May 26th, 2010, 06:49 PM
Sveta :D :yeah: :woohoo: :bowdown: :eek:
at least she didn't gift this, like Dinara did :shrug:

what a mess though, i wasn't sure even at 5-2 :lol:

Andrea :hug: i like her, hope she doesn't get too down on herself

Vamos Feńa
May 26th, 2010, 06:50 PM
Chokefest... and true that Petkovic is like Wickmayer. only bashing the ball, no volleys, or movement...

:eek: Have anyone noticed when Sveta pulled a Bepa Z. and hit her thigh? :eek: Man, that was hard!

loppy
May 26th, 2010, 06:53 PM
WTG Sveta! :yeah:

Thought you were a goner.

miffedmax
May 26th, 2010, 06:56 PM
Sveta strong! Sveta fight like Borodino!

gmak
May 26th, 2010, 06:58 PM
Chokefest... and true that Petkovic is like Wickmayer. only bashing the ball, no volleys, or movement...

:eek: Have anyone noticed when Sveta pulled a Bepa Z. and hit her thigh? :eek: Man, that was hard!

she's done that before :eek: :lol:
i remember once about 4-5 years ago, she hit her thigh 4 times in a row
ouch :sad:

Princeza
May 26th, 2010, 06:59 PM
Legend :inlove:

rickxx
May 26th, 2010, 07:06 PM
Andy:sad:Was so happy at 5-4 that finally Sveta will be out, but she managed to choke away everything:hug:

AnnaK_4ever
May 26th, 2010, 07:06 PM
Battle of talented chokers.
Petkovic was hitting the ball so good in sets 1 and 2 but as soon as she got to MPs she just froze, her collapse (and against Kuznetsova of all people) is inexplicable.
Kuzzy's non-stop choking in the third set was rather funny but I hope she's able capitalize on this win.

AnnaK_4ever
May 26th, 2010, 07:09 PM
Sveta strong! Sveta fight like Borodino!

I could never get this phrase. I mean, Russians lost the Borodino.

sammy01
May 26th, 2010, 07:12 PM
it is one of those matches were i think 'well someone had to win it' lol

petkovic should have won it, sveta should have rolled through the final set 6-0.

A Magicman
May 26th, 2010, 07:15 PM
Just another German player being nothing more than a brainfart.

But a Goethe reading one.

narutos
May 26th, 2010, 07:18 PM
I swear the third quarter is a complete MESS anyone can go in SF:help:

Juju Nostalgique
May 26th, 2010, 07:18 PM
Retarded match from Petky... :bs: :tape: :weirdo:

miffedmax
May 26th, 2010, 07:18 PM
Tactically, yes. Strategically, they did inflict irreplacable losses on the French and were able to keep their army intact, if badly mauled, so a lot of historians consider it a draw.

Plus, y'all love to commemorate the hell out of it.

Serenita
May 26th, 2010, 07:22 PM
:bounce:

G&R
May 26th, 2010, 07:28 PM
Sexlana :hearts: she was lucky when she faced those 4 Mps though..
good quality match IMO

AnnaK_4ever
May 26th, 2010, 07:33 PM
Tactically, yes. Strategically, they did inflict irreplacable losses on the French and were able to keep their army intact, if badly mauled, so a lot of historians consider it a draw.

Plus, y'all love to commemorate the hell out of it.

This is a myth. We only remember two names from that war: Napoleon and Kutuzov. Plus a comedy film by Eldar Ryazanov.

Joe.
May 26th, 2010, 07:47 PM
This was such an amazing match but the fact that Andrea lost makes me feel so sorry for her. :sobbing: :hug:

6-4 5-4 40-0 and then she had an advantage too. :o :sobbing:

ys
May 26th, 2010, 07:49 PM
This is a myth. We only remember two names from that war: Napoleon and Kutuzov. Plus a comedy film by Eldar Ryazanov.

What about Bagration, Raevsky, Barclay, Murat? :)

AnnaK_4ever
May 26th, 2010, 07:55 PM
What about Bagration, Raevsky, Barclay, Murat? :)

As Petya Nalić would say, "lost and forgotten". Though Bagration at least has a metro station named after him.

Kim's_fan_4ever
May 26th, 2010, 08:05 PM
Petkovic :spit: What a joke. She couldn't capitalize on 3 MPs in a row. Another choker on the tour. On a side note, what a weird grunt, sounds as is she screamed 'out' every time she hits the ball :o

Good fight, Sveta :unsure:

2Black
May 26th, 2010, 08:06 PM
That's the way you comeback Svetlana!!! :cool:

GrandMartha
May 26th, 2010, 08:06 PM
Sveta won saving MPs :drool:
she was once triple MP down. OMG :bowdown:

young_gunner913
May 26th, 2010, 08:16 PM
Sexlana :bigcry: WTF was that?!

BuTtErFrEnA
May 26th, 2010, 08:17 PM
sveta :weirdo: good thing all my other faves won easily today :smash: get it together!



but wth is petkovic's grunt :unsure:

Vikapower
May 26th, 2010, 08:34 PM
Andrea you could have certainly become the "it" thing with that victory and your career would have taken an enormous rise but looks like you'll be over after that shocking choking loss up 40-0, 3 MPs and a fourth later on your service game. Fairwell. :wavey:

aisha
May 26th, 2010, 08:41 PM
Back from the dead. Good job, Kuzy! :bounce:

Acinolbaj
May 26th, 2010, 08:49 PM
Sveta :bounce:

aisha
May 26th, 2010, 08:49 PM
sveta :weirdo: good thing all my other faves won easily today :smash: get it together!



but wth is petkovic's grunt :unsure:


:lol:
It sounded like she was saying "O-pah!" like she was Greek or something.

Derek.
May 26th, 2010, 08:50 PM
:help: :o :spit: all @ this match.

ys
May 26th, 2010, 08:56 PM
As Petya Nalić would say, "lost and forgotten". Though Bagration at least has a metro station named after him.

And Barclay has a bank named after him.

Monica_Rules
May 26th, 2010, 08:58 PM
wow i thought Sveta was down and out. Good fightback

goldenlox
May 26th, 2010, 09:28 PM
I thought Sveta was out also. I was all ready to post here, and then she went from 0-40 to deuce

FrOzon
May 26th, 2010, 09:30 PM
Just came home.. four MPs, wow.... but glad for Sveta though. But please, please don't lose to Kirilenko now...

hankqq
May 26th, 2010, 09:30 PM
this, my fellow posters, was known as a Sveta Special :worship: glad she was able to fight her way through :rocker2:

cn ireland
May 26th, 2010, 09:30 PM
Sveta is a very lucky girl to come through with the win!!!

Beat
May 26th, 2010, 09:32 PM
Svetlana wasted so many MPs at French Open, it's about time she saves some.

that was my first thought. bodes well for her ;)

Keadz
May 26th, 2010, 09:48 PM
SVETA!! Thankgod.

Im amazed shewas able to keep the ball in play three points in a row. Good fight :lol:

Now keep this 3rd quarter from becoming more of a joke and keep winning! :)

Pucho
May 26th, 2010, 10:32 PM
Nothing new from Andrea - She is a choker :shrug:

Nothing new from Svetlana - She is a fighter :shrug:

Ksenia_PervakFAN
May 26th, 2010, 10:48 PM
Sveta ! Let's celebrate !
http://pipcindom.ru/images/smilies/12.gif

goldenlox
May 26th, 2010, 11:16 PM
SvetlanaK27 (http://twitter.com/SvetlanaK27)

Guys guys guys thank you so much!for all ur support and suffer! i didnt my best and happy to pull this one thrue!going to bed!

Gdsimmons
May 26th, 2010, 11:29 PM
I thought she was gone. But good for her. Kirilenko next

Corswandt
May 26th, 2010, 11:58 PM
I've said this 314725075943567 times before, but here goes: for a player who is said by nearly everyone to lack confidence in herself and to be mentally weak, Kuznetsova sure is on the receiving end of a lot of chokes.

This was one of the ugliest chokes I have ever seen BTW. Once Petkovic got to MP, she couldn't get a decent serve in, couldn't think, couldn't hit the ball properly, couldn't do a thing.

She's probably still throwing things around in her hotel room (or partying hard somewhere in Paris :devil: ) and swearing that she'll never choke like this again, but she will. She's just not a good competitor, and she'll have to learn to live with that.

LudwigDvorak
May 27th, 2010, 12:15 AM
I've said this 314725075943567 times before, but here goes: for a player who is said by nearly everyone to lack confidence in herself and to be mentally weak, Kuznetsova sure is on the receiving end of a lot of chokes.

This was one of the ugliest chokes I have ever seen BTW. Once Petkovic got to MP, she couldn't get a decent serve in, couldn't think, couldn't hit the ball properly, couldn't do a thing.

She's probably still throwing things around in her hotel room (or partying hard somewhere in Paris :devil: ) and swearing that she'll never choke like this again, but she will. She's just not a good competitor, and she'll have to learn to live with that.

Germany will rock the world.

hurricanejeanne
May 27th, 2010, 12:18 AM
Classic WTA! :haha:

Sveta's experience really worked for her when it came down to crunch time.

Andrea, your day will come :hug:

Illusionist
May 27th, 2010, 12:35 AM
Kuznetsova is just like Reba... survivor :lol:

heavensider
May 27th, 2010, 03:11 AM
Omg
What A Horrible Choke!!!!!!!!!!!!

Foot's Fingers
May 27th, 2010, 07:01 AM
Sveta won fighting :woohoo:

hardball
May 27th, 2010, 07:28 AM
this was the first time I ever saw Petkovic play. truly impressive, except that she should lose this ridiculous yell she makes every time she hits the ball... I make little sense of german, but does she actually say something?

she will have a breakthrough soon. at the end kusnetsova played very well as she should, given she's the defending champ.

SvetaPleaseWin.
May 27th, 2010, 07:54 AM
sveta :yeah: hope she can get revenge on kirilenko

C. W. Fields
May 27th, 2010, 08:10 AM
This really shows the difference between the true top players - who are able to keep their cool on important points and close out matches - and everyone else. Andrea wasn't even close to winning on any of her MPs, just hit 4 quick UEs. Sveta couldn't come up with a winner on any of her MPs, either. Andrea just handed her the match with an easy UE on the 4th.
I hope Andrea gets her head together someday, maybe by changing her weird cry on every point? Her shoulders are very nice to look at btw.

crazillo
May 27th, 2010, 08:59 AM
I wonder if Petko will ever gave the breakthrough win. Am starting to doubt it...

GrandMartha
May 27th, 2010, 09:13 AM
I love german chokers :inlove:

Patrick345
May 27th, 2010, 09:46 AM
:lol:
It sounded like she was saying "O-pah!" like she was Greek or something.

It comes from Petkovic´s favourite TV show. See here

http://i43.tinypic.com/s3lr87.jpg

and here...

http://www.laola1.at/typo3temp/pics/12be3bb22c.jpg

goldenlox
May 27th, 2010, 10:18 AM
andreapetkovic (http://twitter.com/andreapetkovic)

I want to kill myself!But first I will kill @SvetlanaK27 (http://twitter.com/SvetlanaK27) - now get the title, girl. Going to the Louvre now to get some culture in the head.

ivanban
May 27th, 2010, 10:41 AM
:awww: so sweet from Petko

Ferg
May 27th, 2010, 10:46 AM
andreapetkovic (http://twitter.com/andreapetkovic)

I want to kill myself!But first I will kill @SvetlanaK27 (http://twitter.com/SvetlanaK27) - now get the title, girl. Going to the Louvre now to get some culture in the head.

Oh come on, anyone who hates someone like that is the spawn of the devil. Shes too nice!

John.
May 27th, 2010, 10:56 AM
andreapetkovic (http://twitter.com/andreapetkovic)

I want to kill myself!But first I will kill @SvetlanaK27 (http://twitter.com/SvetlanaK27) - now get the title, girl. Going to the Louvre now to get some culture in the head.

:awww:

bandabou
May 27th, 2010, 11:56 AM
Hmm....tPetkovic is good. Her attitude suggests to me that she'll eventually learn from losses like this, instead of crumbling.

goldenlox
May 27th, 2010, 11:59 AM
I think they are friends. Petkovic writes funny tweets

Emina.
May 27th, 2010, 12:59 PM
Congrats Sveta!!!:):):)

RandomShot
May 27th, 2010, 01:08 PM
Petkovic wasted a 6-4 5-4 *40-0 and *A-40 lead:o:o:o

:eek: :(

Lord Choc Ice
May 27th, 2010, 01:27 PM
Nice choke Andrea. :weirdo:

ys
May 27th, 2010, 01:28 PM
Mauresmo cheering for Sveta this much.. Are they ..like .. friends?

claypova
May 27th, 2010, 03:46 PM
omg andrea :sobbing: 4mps?!

wolfmne
May 27th, 2010, 11:17 PM
This girl is unbelievable,she uploads her own private videos on youtube,look at this!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/user/andreapetkovic

goldenlox
May 27th, 2010, 11:19 PM
SvetlanaK27 (http://twitter.com/SvetlanaK27)
@andreapetkovic (http://twitter.com/andreapetkovic) hahahah you almost did yesterday girl! i m jelouse you can do something i cant but i LL try not to get in the same trouble))

Corswandt
May 27th, 2010, 11:24 PM
Sveta strong! Sveta fight like Borodino!

I could never get this phrase. I mean, Russians lost the Borodino.

It's probably due to Tolstoy's conclusion about it in War and Peace- that the French had finally met an enemy that was "morally superior".

Tactically, yes. Strategically, they did inflict irreplacable losses on the French and were able to keep their army intact, if badly mauled, so a lot of historians consider it a draw.

Plus, y'all love to commemorate the hell out of it.

I've seen people claim that Napoleon himself considered the campaign as lost after he failed to obtain the decisive victory that he needed there, and that after Borodino his main thought was of retreating with as much of his own forces as he still could.

BTW did you know that Portuguese troops fought at Borodino?