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Slutiana
Jun 17th, 2010, 02:48 PM
:happy:

VIKA?
Jun 17th, 2010, 02:48 PM
The better player won:inlove: take that haters:lol:

GrandMartha
Jun 17th, 2010, 02:48 PM
:woohoo:

cellophane
Jun 17th, 2010, 02:48 PM
Ewwwwww Kim, just ewwww

But good that she lost here rather than Wimby I guess!

RenaSlam.
Jun 17th, 2010, 02:48 PM
Azarenka played pretty well. Kim was....ehhhhh. :tape:

Azarenka looked like she was injured but somehow came through.

Shinjiro
Jun 17th, 2010, 02:48 PM
Too good Vuvuzela.

Hashim.
Jun 17th, 2010, 02:48 PM
Well done Vika:yeah:

Kim:confused:

BuTtErFrEnA
Jun 17th, 2010, 02:48 PM
where's annak? :lol:

Carotastrophe
Jun 17th, 2010, 02:48 PM
Azarenka was pretty kind at the end
Nic win, Vika

delicatecutter
Jun 17th, 2010, 02:49 PM
Evil always wins. :sobbing:

TheBoiledEgg
Jun 17th, 2010, 02:49 PM
well done Vika ;) :woohoo: :D :)

Kim played someone who wasnt scared of her and got sent packing :devil: :lol:


keep it up Vika :kiss:

RebelPrince
Jun 17th, 2010, 02:49 PM
Well done Azarenka, finding her range.

fouc
Jun 17th, 2010, 02:49 PM
that was a very bad match, Kim. A very very, bad bad match :sobbing:

Vanity Bonfire
Jun 17th, 2010, 02:49 PM
:rolls::rolls::rolls:

Dave.
Jun 17th, 2010, 02:49 PM
The poll. :sobbing:

Evil :woohoo:

Dawson.
Jun 17th, 2010, 02:49 PM
Wow, Kim was horrible! :eek: :sobbing:

Keegan
Jun 17th, 2010, 02:49 PM
Good win for Vika :hearts:

Was someone mocking Vika near the end of the match at 5-4 40-15?

joxong
Jun 17th, 2010, 02:49 PM
yessss :bounce:

debby
Jun 17th, 2010, 02:50 PM
:rolls: Kim was such a hot mess :(

WD Vika :woohoo:

Svetlana)))
Jun 17th, 2010, 02:50 PM
that was a very bad match, Kim. A very very, bad bad match :sobbing:

You sound like Beyonce in that Telephone video :hysteric:

Andreas
Jun 17th, 2010, 02:50 PM
Vika :sobbing: So proud of you. That knee injury looked bad, hopefully it's nothing serious!

Vika thanked the crowd for their support :happy: They hated the fact that she won :lol: They even said awwwwwww when Kim netted the last forehand.

Steff_forever
Jun 17th, 2010, 02:50 PM
Kim :sad:

those 2 DF's in the 8th game were pure blasphemy Kim

pattyclijsters
Jun 17th, 2010, 02:50 PM
the next one who writes saint kim will be banned (by me).

im sad she lost, but she was too inconsistent at the end, and i think the easy victories in the earlier rounds didn't help...

Bart
Jun 17th, 2010, 02:50 PM
Kim :rolleyes:

Azarenka is so unlikable :barf:

~MashyOwnThemAll
Jun 17th, 2010, 02:50 PM
Nice tank. :lol:

Gdsimmons
Jun 17th, 2010, 02:50 PM
I totally called that. EVERYONE said Kim, but I was like Azarenka is gonna win and BAM!!

Huntress55
Jun 17th, 2010, 02:50 PM
Wow, well done Vika!! :bounce:

Kim , not a great match. :hug:

Rafito.
Jun 17th, 2010, 02:50 PM
Fuckk yes! Im so happy :sobbing:

Took forever to close out the 1st set, but eventually pulled through. Led 5-3 0-40, and 5-4 40-30.

Good luck against Marion!

Drine
Jun 17th, 2010, 02:50 PM
Well done Vika :cheer:
Kim :hug:

M.P
Jun 17th, 2010, 02:50 PM
:woohoo: yes finally but need 9SPs first set

bavaria86
Jun 17th, 2010, 02:51 PM
great win Vika:bounce::woohoo:
noe please beat Bartoli:cool:

InsideOut.
Jun 17th, 2010, 02:51 PM
NOOOOOOOOOO! :sobbing:

SoClose
Jun 17th, 2010, 02:51 PM
Cool :)

doujyr
Jun 17th, 2010, 02:51 PM
Vuvu! :bounce:

Steff_forever
Jun 17th, 2010, 02:51 PM
I still hope for a revenge from Marion :devil:

austennis
Jun 17th, 2010, 02:51 PM
the worst match ive seen kim play in her comeback ( but then thankfully i missed the match against Nadia)
there was no rhythm, passion or self belief
get better soon for wimbledon kim

Rafito.
Jun 17th, 2010, 02:52 PM
Nice tank. :lol:

Yup, Totally tanked it she decided to smack her racket after being broken in the 2nd set.

JJ Expres
Jun 17th, 2010, 02:52 PM
Vika Vika!!!!!!

Gregorio87
Jun 17th, 2010, 02:53 PM
Vuvurenka:worship::worship::worship:

Andrewraven
Jun 17th, 2010, 02:53 PM
Evil triumphs ^ ^ i predicted vika would win, kim was pretty awful at times but vika was playing somewhat decent unlike lucie and yanina

Slutiana
Jun 17th, 2010, 02:53 PM
Azarenka's ROS is really outstanding. She played pretty well and dictated as much as she could. She is definitely in better form now and she is set for a decent Wimbledon campaign. Clijsters played badly but even in this match, you could see that the gulf in talent between the two is massive. I hope Marion wins the tournament.

maddogz48
Jun 17th, 2010, 02:53 PM
So many people ruled out Azarenka and favoured Clijsters to win. :lol:


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Six Feet Under
Jun 17th, 2010, 02:54 PM
Vika :D

Andreas
Jun 17th, 2010, 02:54 PM
That was no tank. I'm 100 % sure Kim would hate losing to Azarenka.
I was surprised by the kiss at the net because I have a feeling Kim doesn't like Vika :lol:

Sasja
Jun 17th, 2010, 02:54 PM
Kim :sad: :hug:

allrounder
Jun 17th, 2010, 02:54 PM
Well done Vika :) Awesome result :drool: Pleased she's back to playing decent again although the grimace's of pain she showed from her knees are a little worrying :unsure: hopefully nothing serious.

Kim :hug:

ZODIAC
Jun 17th, 2010, 02:55 PM
Kim is not that confident on grass and Vuvuzenka was in her face..did anyone one notice that Kim doesnt move well on grass..

The Witch-king
Jun 17th, 2010, 02:56 PM
Vuvu :hearts:

roelc
Jun 17th, 2010, 02:56 PM
kim, this tourny was yours :fiery:

she looked like a hot mess venus williams at times...
still, kim was the better player imo. just gave it away at the end. looked like she had enough practice for wimbledon. so i m not getting worried by this loss.

Ballbasher
Jun 17th, 2010, 02:56 PM
Do something about that hairsyle, Vika. :spit:
Great win though! :worship: :yeah:

saul1333
Jun 17th, 2010, 02:58 PM
Thank you Vika :hearts:

Evil prevails :lol:

Sharapowerr
Jun 17th, 2010, 02:58 PM
So many people ruled out Azarenka and favoured Clijsters to win. :lol:


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I said that Azarenka would win :bounce:, based on 2 easy wins for Kim to mediocre players , Wickmayer and Safarova , she was like the favourite on GM for winning Wimbledon..

Jorn
Jun 17th, 2010, 02:58 PM
Well done Vika! :)

Now I don't care who win in SF... ;)

Even Kim smach her racket, she don't look likes she want to win in the 1st set...

miffedmax
Jun 17th, 2010, 03:00 PM
Exxxxxxxxxcellent. http://pauljlane.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/mr-burns.jpg

VishaalMaria
Jun 17th, 2010, 03:00 PM
kim, this tourny was yours :fiery:

she looked like a hot mess venus williams at times...
still, kim was the better player imo. just gave it away at the end. looked like she had enough practice for wimbledon. so i m not getting worried by this loss.

I resent that:fiery::lol:

Kim did have some "WTH" errors.

I was impressed with how both girls fought for that first set, Kim saving nine set points and Vika keeping her cool.

loppy
Jun 17th, 2010, 03:01 PM
Congrats Azarenka !!

rockstar
Jun 17th, 2010, 03:02 PM
vuvuzenka, so proud of her to bring kim stans back to earth :hearts:

adrovi
Jun 17th, 2010, 03:03 PM
Wow Vika :bowdown:

madmax
Jun 17th, 2010, 03:03 PM
hatas must be rolling their eyes now:haha: You go Vika, well done you siren:bowdown:

Uranus
Jun 17th, 2010, 03:03 PM
Kim's too... inconsistent.

ZODIAC
Jun 17th, 2010, 03:04 PM
At Wimbledon Kim has mainly been a qtrs queen except for one time that she reached semis...her movement is lacking and her shots are not penetrating like on hardcourt.

Slutiana
Jun 17th, 2010, 03:04 PM
Was someone mocking Vika near the end of the match at 5-4 40-15?
Yeah, I heard that too. :tape:

spencercarlos
Jun 17th, 2010, 03:04 PM
You sound like Beyonce in that Telephone video :hysteric:
Reeyonce :p ajajajajajaja

narutos
Jun 17th, 2010, 03:07 PM
Great Vika I shouldn't have count u out.

roelc
Jun 17th, 2010, 03:08 PM
At Wimbledon Kim has mainly been a qtrs queen except for one time that she reached semis...her movement is lacking and her shots are not penetrating like on hardcourt.

:help:

she lost once in the quarters and twice in the semi finals...

nicky
Jun 17th, 2010, 03:11 PM
:(
Oh well, rather now than breezing through at Eastbourne and failing big time at Wimbledon. At least she can't be accused anymore of peaking too soon ;)

That was no tank. I'm 100 % sure Kim would hate losing to Azarenka.
I was surprised by the kiss at the net because I have a feeling Kim doesn't like Vika :lol:

I think you're wrong there - I've noticed several tweets from Kim mentioning she was training with Vika.

rockstar
Jun 17th, 2010, 03:13 PM
:lol:
who mocked vika what?

Shinjiro
Jun 17th, 2010, 03:15 PM
They like each other.

Renalicious
Jun 17th, 2010, 03:17 PM
Well done Vika. :) Surprised she won after got broken to 5-5 after SPs at 5-3 and 5-4. :worship:

Andreas
Jun 17th, 2010, 03:17 PM
I think you're wrong there - I've noticed several tweets from Kim mentioning she was training with Vika.

If Kim doesn't like someone, I'm sure she does everything she can to hide it. She's extremely well liked on the tour and I don't think any player (maybe Henin...) has something bad to say about her.
I just feel like she hides her demonic feelings about these bratty youngsters with no respect and I did see a bit of tension when they played in Miami, but who knows, you might as well be right ;)

Zweli
Jun 17th, 2010, 03:18 PM
Vuvuzela won? great,good news,love her more

LudwigDvorak
Jun 17th, 2010, 03:21 PM
This is highly worrying for Clijsters as Azarenka does really nothing on the court to worry anyone.

First set Kim served very well for her standards. Really has improved her racquet head speed and the power on her 1st serve. Azarenka's horrible scoop FH could do little to return the slice on the deuce court with any threat.

She missed so many returns on Azarenka's 80 MPH topspin first serves which allowed Azarenka to hold countless service games without a relative struggle.

In the rallies Azarenka did her general benign hitting. Respectable depth, unimpressive pace right up the middle of the court and Clijsters tried to whack the ball, but her technique just falls apart when she tries to do that.

She didn't look to construct points much at all today, nor did she really look worried. Probably because she knew if she could just up her level 20% Azarenka would be thoroughly dismantled. This is what I was waiting on too, but unfortunately it never happened.

Azarenka is not the type of player you want to be losing to heading into a slam, especially on grass.

Ferg
Jun 17th, 2010, 03:22 PM
Im shocked she won, I left at 6-5* in the first :scared: After all hose SPs...

silentLIFE
Jun 17th, 2010, 03:24 PM
Nice Job Azarenka! :)
:wavey: Bye Bye Kim...

slamchamp
Jun 17th, 2010, 03:30 PM
azarenka is so underrated here..well done vika!

Leo_DFP
Jun 17th, 2010, 03:34 PM
How interesting that whenever these two play, the lower-ranked person wins. :lol:

I don't think this was a complete tank job from Kim. I think she wanted to win in straight sets. I watched most of the first, and her absolute best stuff came when she was down those 9 set points. So many big first serves in, so many winners, especially from the forehand. She did a better job of focusing when down set point, and she did a better job of taking the ball early too. But she just wasn't consistent enough to close it when she had 6-5 (after 3-5), and after the first set was lost, I don't think she gave enough of a shit to want to battle back in 3. It's not a bad time to tank, really. She got her grass court practice. Now she wants to go after Wimbledon, fresh as a daisy. With the right draw, she could easily be in the semis or further there.

Having said that, I really do miss the Kim of 2003. That Kim would never have lost the last two matches she has lost since Miami. That Kim was a consistent SCRUB-KILLER. Oh well. Different priorities now.

safinfans629
Jun 17th, 2010, 03:39 PM
kim's backhand was horrible today

hurricanejeanne
Jun 17th, 2010, 03:44 PM
Exxxxxxxxxcellent. http://pauljlane.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/mr-burns.jpg

:drool:

I am so proud of Vika! This is an awesome reversal from the Miami beat down :sobbing:
I just hope her knees are okay! :unsure:

Vamos Vika!!!! :bounce:

cellophane
Jun 17th, 2010, 03:46 PM
Having said that, I really do miss the Kim of 2003. That Kim would never have lost the last two matches she has lost since Miami. That Kim was a consistent SCRUB-KILLER. Oh well. Different priorities now.

And Justine's bitch and major choker :help: I don't want that Kim back. :p

ZODIAC
Jun 17th, 2010, 03:47 PM
Kim is not moving well on grass,thats her achilles heel.She is not that comfortable on grass,Justine is way better than Kim on grass...anyway they are both losing to young players..

slamchamp
Jun 17th, 2010, 03:48 PM
I think the best Kim was from 2005 us open..she was daa shit!! Her shots were so powerful and movement insane:eek:

.Andrew.
Jun 17th, 2010, 03:50 PM
Kim was God awful, and she still was able to keep it close.

Though I agree with the sentiment that Vika is very underrated here.

mdterp01
Jun 17th, 2010, 03:51 PM
:help: Consistency is still a problem for Kim. How she can destroy a player one day and play so poorly the next continues to be her achilles heel.

Good job Vika :yeah:

Leo_DFP
Jun 17th, 2010, 03:53 PM
And Justine's bitch and major choker :help: I don't want that Kim back. :p

Well I didn't say I wanted the Justine of 2003 back. Because Kim has been doing well enough against the current Justine - choking, but eventually closing in 3rd set tiebreaks. :lol: And she's been perfect, 3-0, against the Williams in official tour matches, n'est-ce pas? So she's doing well against those who used to OWN her in 2003. I just wish she had the same success against the rest of the tour, who she used to OWN in 2003.

bertoltbrecht
Jun 17th, 2010, 04:01 PM
I am so glad Kim lost. I am tired of all this nonsense about how sweet and nice Kim is. Good riddance!!

TheBoiledEgg
Jun 17th, 2010, 04:02 PM
:help: Consistency is still a problem for Kim. How she can destroy a player one day and play so poorly the next continues to be her achilles heel.

Good job Vika :yeah:

those players were scared shit and didnt play at all.

Break My Rapture
Jun 17th, 2010, 04:05 PM
YES YES YES !!! :inlove: :woohoo:

mr-bean007
Jun 17th, 2010, 04:06 PM
Kim :hug:

ivanban
Jun 17th, 2010, 04:07 PM
Kim :spit: I guess this was another of those random losses :shrug: Though, they keep piling up :tape:

The Dawntreader
Jun 17th, 2010, 04:11 PM
Azarenka's ROS is really outstanding. She played pretty well and dictated as much as she could. She is definitely in better form now and she is set for a decent Wimbledon campaign. Clijsters played badly but even in this match, you could see that the gulf in talent between the two is massive. I hope Marion wins the tournament.

Seamless.

Body-weight going forward all the time. So Capriati-esque, it's uncanny.

Diesel
Jun 17th, 2010, 04:11 PM
Pretty good result :clap2:

matty
Jun 17th, 2010, 04:12 PM
Shocking...I mean, last year I thought Vika was a future slam winner--then she started sucking and I had second thoughts, but now I'm thinking it may happen--even this year...but I hope not.

But still congrats on this win, I'm not a big fan of Kim for some reason.

ce
Jun 17th, 2010, 04:15 PM
:inlove:

Matt.
Jun 17th, 2010, 04:22 PM
You sound like Beyonce in that Telephone video :hysteric:

I thought the same thing :lol:

Temperenka
Jun 17th, 2010, 04:24 PM
VIctoria :inlove: :yeah: Awesome win

Williamsfan4ever
Jun 17th, 2010, 04:26 PM
Thank you Vika :hearts:

Evil prevails :lol:

jinzo lol. your picture brings back old memories

Tennis Ball
Jun 17th, 2010, 04:37 PM
almost the only thing Kim hit, was UE's. :sad: And yes, her leg with her racket ;). Like someone said before, I'm worried for Wimbledon also. There is something wrong with her attitude imo, she seems to be too relaxed and too self-conscious, instead of being in the 'zone' and putting all of her aggression and focus into the match. Perhaps she is taking matches too lightly in a way due to traveling with her family and she is too much of a tourist (like she said she wouldn't be when she announced her comeback). Somehow she seems to have forgotten her own aggressive career-I-self when she was on her own responsible for winning matches. I don't believe the balance between tennis and family is well outbalanced right now, and she needs to put more aggressive energy into her matches.
Only rarely have I seen the former Kim, only some rare flashes of her familiar shots. She is still not as good as she was before, despite what people have been saying. I never believed she was better than before, in whatever sense.
Go Kim! Don't be so careful! (And don't take too much risk on important points on the other hand :confused:, applying aggression on the wrong moments, please.)

Congrats, Vika! Well done, girl!

AnDrEi.b
Jun 17th, 2010, 04:54 PM
Vika :hearts: :woohoo:

toby345
Jun 17th, 2010, 04:58 PM
OMG this Vuvuzenka nickname is so :haha: She will be always named Vuvu from now on :sobbing:

Belmont Lad
Jun 17th, 2010, 05:01 PM
Kim, so solid the first two rounds, then straight sets to Azarenka? What the hell? :o

Apoleb
Jun 17th, 2010, 05:05 PM
Kim is a rhythm player and doesn't deal well with inconsistent and irregular bounces. You can tell she was struggling to adjust her timing and her strokes with the bounces. It was kinda the same yesterday but her opponent is useless. I officially declare her a dark horse at best for Wimbledon. She actually might have had a bigger shot at RG this year than Wimbledon and imo it was a stupid decision to tank the whole clay season (probably the Justine fear factor had something to do with it). For those who are worried about her :lol:: wait for the summer HC season. I actually didn't think she was passive today, and that's always a good sign.

Edy.
Jun 17th, 2010, 05:10 PM
Vika :inlove: Great win :yeah:

rickxx
Jun 17th, 2010, 05:10 PM
Vika:DExcellent win!Now win it all!

Billabong
Jun 17th, 2010, 05:11 PM
Only rarely have I seen the former Kim, only some rare flashes of her familiar shots. She is still not as good as she was before, despite what people have been saying. I never believed she was better than before, in whatever sense.
!
I don't quite agree with that, her play in last year's US Open, especially her semifinal match, was absolutely outstanding, mentally she was much stronger than before and she was sooo consistent, moved beautifully and was consistently looking to attack while defending perfectly, to me it was one of her finest performances ever:worship: And this year in Miami she was again incredible, especially her 4th round against Azarenka and her QF afainst Stosur, were very high quality matches, quite close to her 2005 summer and 2009 US Open level if you ask me!! But mentally, she showed great improvement I thought, even though she can still work on that. I guarantee you she would have lost these 2 matches to Justine if those were in 2006-2007.

Tennis Ball
Jun 17th, 2010, 05:16 PM
Kim is a rhythm player and doesn't deal well with inconsistent and irregular bounces. You can tell she was struggling to adjust her timing and her strokes with the bounces. It was kinda the same yesterday but her opponent is useless. I officially declare her a dark horse at best for Wimbledon. She actually might have had a bigger shot at RG this year than Wimbledon and imo it was a stupid decision to tank the whole clay season (probably the Justine fear factor had something to do with it). For those who are worried about her :lol:: wait for the summer HC season. I actually didn't think she was passive today, and that's always a good sign.

it wasn't hers to decide, she was injured, the doctors didn't allow her to play. It has nothing to do with Justine. The bias inhere! :lol:

klever58
Jun 17th, 2010, 05:18 PM
vika for the title

Apoleb
Jun 17th, 2010, 05:22 PM
it wasn't hers to decide, she was injured, the doctors didn't allow her to play. It has nothing to do with Justine. The bias inhere! :lol:

I just assumed the rampant conspiracy theory here is correct. Plus, it doesn't really sound that ridiculous. I don't think she was looking forward for the clay and she had already declared her intentions of being a part time player.

sky20748
Jun 17th, 2010, 05:24 PM
The better player won:inlove: take that haters:lol:

:bounce:Yes the better player did win...Congrats Vika:worship:

Derek.
Jun 17th, 2010, 05:24 PM
Yes, Vika! :banana:

Yes. :drool:

ZODIAC
Jun 17th, 2010, 05:27 PM
I like Vuvu renka because she is feisty and doesnt fold like some players,she will be in your face and Kim expected her to bow down to her.She was moving Kim like a rag doll...and those bad bounces at Wimbledon will not help mommy dearest..

Eduardo Oliveira
Jun 17th, 2010, 05:28 PM
Great!! :eek:
Vika :woohoo:

Kim :sad: :sobbing:

John.
Jun 17th, 2010, 05:30 PM
Meh :shrug:

Onto to Wimbledon Kim

AnnaK_4ever
Jun 17th, 2010, 05:35 PM
Didn't watch the match so I can't comment on it but I knew something like this might happen.
And I TOLD ya:

The power of evil is so understimated these days.

gmak
Jun 17th, 2010, 05:44 PM
Kim :sad:
Vika :yeah:

Vika has a big chance to win a title again :)

Hian
Jun 17th, 2010, 05:45 PM
Vika :bounce:

cellophane
Jun 17th, 2010, 05:48 PM
I like Vuvu renka because she is feisty and doesnt fold like some players,she will be in your face and Kim expected her to bow down to her.She was moving Kim like a rag doll...and those bad bounces at Wimbledon will not help mommy dearest..

"Expected her to bow down?"What BS. And Vika kind of bowed down in Miami :shrug:

Larrybidd
Jun 17th, 2010, 06:00 PM
I am so glad Kim lost. I am tired of all this nonsense about how sweet and nice Kim is. Good riddance!!

I don't care about people acknowledging the fact that Kim is nice. She is - very- and its a good thing. What I object to is the general view that these traditional greats should be mopping the floor with the rest of the tour because Kim, Justine and Serena are so much better than everybody else. WAKE UP - they aren't anymore. Azarenaka, despite her slump in recent months, is really GOOD. Sometimes scarily so. The days when top players could be a little off and still win without too much trouble is over.

What people keep calling a "HOT mess" when the top players get taken down is merely the manifestation of more talent parity on the tour. I just don't understand the whiners.

cellophane
Jun 17th, 2010, 06:04 PM
I don't care about people acknowledging the fact that Kim is nice. She is - very- and its a good thing. What I object to is the general view that these traditional greats should be mopping the floor with the rest of the tour because Kim, Justine and Serena are so much better than everybody else. WAKE UP - they aren't anymore.

Where it matters, they usually are much better than everybody else, with some exceptions of course.

DragonFlame
Jun 17th, 2010, 06:08 PM
I´d say this is actually good for kim. I thought she might peak too soon here in eastbourne, now it might still be wimby.

Joe.
Jun 17th, 2010, 06:14 PM
WD Vika :D

Sharapowerr
Jun 17th, 2010, 06:18 PM
Remember this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4EKndqm1Yw

ClijstersGOAT
Jun 17th, 2010, 06:26 PM
I am so glad Kim lost. I am tired of all this nonsense about how sweet and nice Kim is. Good riddance!!

What does loosing or winning have to do with being a nice person ? :help:

ZODIAC
Jun 17th, 2010, 06:28 PM
"Expected her to bow down?"What BS. And Vika kind of bowed down in Miami :shrug:
its common lnowledge that she was having her period:p:rolleyes::fiery::tape:

pav
Jun 17th, 2010, 06:30 PM
Well done Vika:hearts: Sometimes, just sometimes you look at the results in the morning and goodness and light(coupled with a great sound system) have prevailed.

simonsaystennis
Jun 17th, 2010, 06:35 PM
WELCOME BACK VIKA!! :woohoo: :D

ClijstersGOAT
Jun 17th, 2010, 06:36 PM
almost the only thing Kim hit, was UE's. :sad: And yes, her leg with her racket ;). Like someone said before, I'm worried for Wimbledon also. There is something wrong with her attitude imo, she seems to be too relaxed and too self-conscious, instead of being in the 'zone' and putting all of her aggression and focus into the match. Perhaps she is taking matches too lightly in a way due to traveling with her family and she is too much of a tourist (like she said she wouldn't be when she announced her comeback). Somehow she seems to have forgotten her own aggressive career-I-self when she was on her own responsible for winning matches. I don't believe the balance between tennis and family is well outbalanced right now, and she needs to put more aggressive energy into her matches.
Only rarely have I seen the former Kim, only some rare flashes of her familiar shots. She is still not as good as she was before, despite what people have been saying. I never believed she was better than before, in whatever sense.
Go Kim! Don't be so careful! (And don't take too much risk on important points on the other hand :confused:, applying aggression on the wrong moments, please.)

Congrats, Vika! Well done, girl!

This is not a Grand Slam, not even a Premier Mandatory or Premier 5. Don't worry, her attitude will be different and she will do well at Wimbledon :)

Sharapowerr
Jun 17th, 2010, 07:04 PM
This is not a Grand Slam, not even a Premier Mandatory or Premier 5. Don't worry, her attitude will be different and she will do well at Wimbledon :)

She has never done really well at Wimby, ofcourse she will win a few rounds but if Kim goes deeper into the draw , against Serena, Maria, Venus or Henin , she will chase the ball but , that isn´t enough

Yarden
Jun 17th, 2010, 07:11 PM
Oh Kimi :sad: just was not there :(

It's just painful to watch Azarenka :o :help:

cn ireland
Jun 17th, 2010, 07:34 PM
Kim:hug:!

Good luck at Wimbledon;)!

Ellery
Jun 17th, 2010, 07:43 PM
Well done Vika :D

hankqq
Jun 17th, 2010, 07:54 PM
:spit: Kim was bad today-inconsistent serving, inconsistent backhand, and didn't do much with her returns :shrug: Credit to Azarenka though, who returned well and really controlled a lot of the points with her depth and considerable pace. I don't agree with some of the posters here who say Azarenka has "no weapons" :shrug: Sure, she's not the hardest hitter on tour, but when she times the ball well, she can get a lot on her groundies.

It's clear Clijsters doesn't like the inconsistent bounces on clay and grass, and she loves hardcourts because she can get into a rhythm. We should also take into account that Clijsters hasn't played a real match on grass since 2006 (no point in counting her hit and giggle Wimbledon exo last year), so she did well to reach the QF :shrug:

looking forward to Azarenka vs. Bartoli, and hoping that Kim can reach the QF at Wimbledon :)

goldenlox
Jun 17th, 2010, 08:08 PM
Kim was serving *4-3 30-0 in set 2. In a big match, you have to win the set from there.
But Kim had 3 df's that game, a lot of errors the last 3 games, banged her racket on her shoe and went and got another.
Didnt seem to play this like she had to get to set 3

young_gunner913
Jun 17th, 2010, 08:19 PM
:spit: Good job Vika. :yeah:

serenus_2k8
Jun 17th, 2010, 08:56 PM
Kimmy :( Well done Vika though, best of luck tommorow!

sammy01
Jun 17th, 2010, 09:08 PM
i go out for like 1 day and look what happens. well 3 matches on grass will do kim, im still backing her for wimbledon (im such a fanboy lol).

rucolo
Jun 17th, 2010, 09:45 PM
Nice upset, Vika!:hearts::D:woohoo:

Vika needed 9 (!) set points to win 1st set.:lol:

I think Stosur will win Eastbourne, but hope Vika will.

fridayeggs
Jun 17th, 2010, 10:17 PM
Shocked with this result. Damn you Kim.
Damn you Azarenka.

Pops Maellard
Jun 17th, 2010, 10:24 PM
Kim. :lol: She's weird. :weirdo:

Kitten63
Jun 17th, 2010, 10:33 PM
Well done,Vika :yeah:

Kim :hug:

AnnaK_4ever
Jun 17th, 2010, 10:45 PM
Generation Suck Evil Triad is set take over Eastbourne once and for all:
2008 Winner - The Badmouthing One
2009 Winner - The Pushing One
2010 Winner - The Shrieking One?

Plus, 2007/2006 Winner was The Evil Witch. You see now, Eastbourne is such a wicked place. Not even Saint Kim's white magic could dispel this evil curse.

schorsch
Jun 17th, 2010, 10:49 PM
Generation Suck Evil Triad is set take over Eastbourne once and for all:
2008 Winner - The Badmouthing One
2009 Winner - The Pushing One
2010 Winner - The Shrieking One?

Plus, 2007/2006 Winner was The Evil Witch. You see now, Eastbourne is such a wicked place. Not even Saint Kim's white magic could dispel this evil curse.

The witches of Eastwickbourne? :tears:

claypova
Jun 17th, 2010, 11:19 PM
oh kim :sobbing:

LightWarrior
Jun 18th, 2010, 12:26 AM
Kim is back to where she was before she retired. It's funny, she always looks so calm on court but deep inside she's so tense.

tennisforadults
Jun 18th, 2010, 01:08 AM
Generation Suck Evil Triad is set take over Eastbourne once and for all:
2008 Winner - The Badmouthing One
2009 Winner - The Pushing One
2010 Winner - The Shrieking One?

Plus, 2007/2006 Winner was The Evil Witch. You see now, Eastbourne is such a wicked place. Not even Saint Kim's white magic could dispel this evil curse.

Golden Robot shall terminate the curse. ;)

Leo_DFP
Jun 18th, 2010, 01:15 AM
Remember this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4EKndqm1Yw

A great point but that was a pretty bad match overall from Kim. 2006 was terrible for her.

The 2nd Law
Jun 18th, 2010, 01:26 AM
Nice job Vika! Take care of your knee please!

Jajaloo
Jun 18th, 2010, 02:37 AM
:eek: Vika!

Please, please, please play like this for the rest of the year! :inlove:

Bayo
Jun 18th, 2010, 02:53 AM
The atmosphere of this match seemed strangely deflated when I watched, but it was still a nice result.

V-MAC
Jun 18th, 2010, 03:29 AM
Generation Suck Evil Triad is set take over Eastbourne once and for all:
2008 Winner - The Badmouthing One
2009 Winner - The Pushing One
2010 Winner - The Shrieking One?

Plus, 2007/2006 Winner was The Evil Witch. You see now, Eastbourne is such a wicked place. Not even Saint Kim's white magic could dispel this evil curse.

Except the 2002/2003 winner of Eastbourne is an absolute sweetheart like Kim is:hearts:

Spiritof42
Jun 18th, 2010, 03:54 AM
Exxxxxxxxxcellent. http://pauljlane.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/mr-burns.jpg
Exxxxxxxxxcellent indeed. (see my long-time avatar ;))


http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/3004/burnssmithers.gif (http://img204.imageshack.us/i/burnssmithers.gif/)

Burns: Smithers, release the hounds on the Azarenka haters.
Smithers: With pleasure, sir.

Sassy-Na
Jun 18th, 2010, 05:52 AM
oh god... kim :sad:

hingisGOAT
Jun 18th, 2010, 06:01 AM
This result is worthless... Kim has made it obvious that she is playing a "Serena" schedule, so I'm sure she'll do better at Wimbledon. :shrug:

bandabou
Jun 18th, 2010, 06:08 AM
Interesting....So Kim on grass is different than Kim on HC. Although even on HC she DID struggle to beat Vika.

angliru
Jun 18th, 2010, 06:23 AM
Great! It has been such a miserable spring for Vika ever since her injury in Spain. As much as I like Kim I still think Vika deserves this win more at the moment. Well done :yeah:

FleetSeb
Jun 18th, 2010, 07:22 AM
Happy and sad at the same time being a fan of both players. Vika probably needed the win more given recent form, but I'm really worried about her knees, looked like she had the patella's strapped.

It makes no sense for her knees to be injured though, she doesn't play a whole heap of tournaments nor does she does she run that much in her matches. So neither her scheduling nor game style are exactly conducive to what looks like tendonitis

fifiricci
Jun 18th, 2010, 07:37 AM
Kim :rolleyes:

Azarenka is so unlikable :barf:

That totally sums it up for me :cool:
Azarenka - I'm getting so irritated by these screeching barbies who've invaded womens' tennis of late! So we had that on one side of the net and a very "can't be arsed" looking Kim on the other. If I'd been there I would have asked for my money back ..... Lets hope for better things at Wimbly next week.

Midnight_Robber
Jun 18th, 2010, 09:11 AM
Congrats Vika. (And rather ironic that she would be the one referred to as a screching 'Barbie' when dear old Kim is the one who has cloyingly immortalised in plastic no less... :rolleyes: But whatever.) Remains to be seen whether or not this result has any bearing on Wimbledon or not.

Beat
Jun 18th, 2010, 09:17 AM
what an uninspired performance from kim. but i guess it's good she got 3 matches under her belt - on to wimbledon.

i would love to be able to say otherwise, but azarenka is really hard to like. :shrug:

Mixal
Jun 18th, 2010, 10:27 AM
Didn't think Vika would close it in the second, especially with pain, but Kim didn't really care, so...

TuxedoSlam
Jun 18th, 2010, 01:12 PM
Outright dreadful performance from Clijsters. She told the press today that despite her loss from Azarenka she's quite pleased with her return to grass...

Really?

fifiricci
Jun 18th, 2010, 01:30 PM
Congrats Vika. (And rather ironic that she would be the one referred to as a screching 'Barbie' when dear old Kim is the one who has cloyingly immortalised in plastic no less... :rolleyes: But whatever.) Remains to be seen whether or not this result has any bearing on Wimbledon or not.
Actually, good point! For obvious reasons, my mind has blotted out the unfortunate Kimmy doll episode :lol:. Even so, Kim's lapse in taste and judgment back then doesn't excuse Azarenka's awful screeching.
:devil:

Daniel
Jun 18th, 2010, 03:02 PM
Kim :sad: :sad: