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Sexysova
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:34 PM
FUCKING YES!!! :cheer: :eek: :woohoo:

made me a fan today Petra :yeah: :kiss:

Valanga
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:34 PM
:worship:
bandwagon all aboard!

Libertango
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:34 PM
:o

MegaDethly
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:35 PM
I'm now a fan. I love this.

Sean.
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:35 PM
Nice to see Kaia waiting for Petra to walk off court. :yeah:

Very classy of her.

VIKA?
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:35 PM
Just amazing:worship: what a fighter!! well done Petra:hearts:

Hashim.
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:35 PM
Love it:hearts:
What a fighter:worship:
Just stop the shrieking though:unsure:

Kaia:hug: Choked so badly:o

Drake1980
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:35 PM
:eek:

Cakeisgood
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:35 PM
PETRA! I loved your game against Dinara at USO last year, but this is a whole new level.
SO intense (albeit a little anooyingly so) but DAYUM.

Temperenka
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:35 PM
Kaia :bigcry: Don't let this throw you back into a slump.

Petra :yeah:

This has to be the most random WImbledon ever. :lol: :haha:

hurricanejeanne
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:35 PM
Kaia :sobbing:

Petkorazzi
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:35 PM
Fucking disgusting. So gutted for Kaia! :( :( :( :( :(

Keegan
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:35 PM
She's fucking annoying. Kick her ass Serena :)

mckyle.
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:36 PM
What the motherfuck??? This loss may take away all of Kaia's progress. This is a Vaidisova career-destroying loss.

Good job Petra :lol:

Andreas
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:36 PM
You guys are fans now? :spit:

Serena, please, KILL HER! KILL HER! KILL HER!!!1111

I will never ever complain about Henin again.

Blu€
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:36 PM
What a dreadful choke from Kaia! Couldn't hit a ball in when it mattered. :o
Kvitova was driving me mad at the end screaming after every single point but good comeback.

Drake1980
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:36 PM
:eek:

spec7er
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:36 PM
Poor finisher this Kanepi. But she has really nice strong strokes. Kvitova sounds like a dog barking. :lol: Totally deserved win. She held her nerve, and got quite lucky with that 2nd serve! :O

Soliloque
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:36 PM
Bombshells, nobodies in semis, a massive choke... Just the usual WTA stuff.:o

Six Feet Under
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:36 PM
Kaia :bowdown:
Worst choke i have ever seen! :bowdown:

Petra, made me not a fan today.
That squeal is revoulting

tennislover
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:36 PM
what a fighter! :cool:

poor Kaia :hug:

Langers
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:36 PM
Her squeal very, very reminiscent of Ivanovic. :yeah: Oh to the days when Ana used to win matches. :inlove:

Great mental toughness by Kvitova, she is actually quite pretty too, lovely eyes and smile.

LudwigDvorak
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:36 PM
Petra isn't just yelling. She is saying "Podj" after those points.

Jajaloo
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:36 PM
Petra's fist pumps are so annoying.

Poor Kaia. 5 match points, and couldnt convert 1 of them!

Libertango
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:37 PM
Absolutely fucking pathetic from Kaia. Caro would have been proud of that pushing toward the end :tape:

Well done Petra; she was BRAVE, but I hate that "yapping puppy" thing she's got goin on. :help:

Renalicious
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:37 PM
That was a GOAT match. :worship: I am not normally emotionally invested in matches where I don't have a favorite but man, that was a really good match, best of this Wimbledon by far. :bowdown:

And omg Kvitova what a FIGHTER. :eek: Seriously played SO many clutch points on important points. Was down the whole way but managed to dig out a win. :worship: :worship: Respect.

Kanepi :hug: :hug: Was the better player of the two but faltered in the important moments.

Daruma.
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:37 PM
She was down 0-4 and as well as match points.

Great victory! Great fight! :worship:

mashasabinefan1
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:37 PM
I love her:hearts: serena is gonna kill her in the next round though:sad:

Illusionist
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:37 PM
I mean, really Kaia. A massive choke. Kvitova was disgusting with all the screams. Nice that Serena has a WO in SF tho :p

Dave.
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:37 PM
Kaia :bigcry: :bigcry: Heartbreaking. :sobbing:

Cannot stand Kvitova. :o

delicatecutter
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:37 PM
Petra really raised her game when she needed to. Incredible effort! :worship:

RenaSlam.
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:37 PM
Damn. Great fight. Got to the 4R at the Open last year so she's proving she's no fluke.

Slutiana
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:37 PM
Horrific chokejob from Kaia. I'm so sad for her. :bigcry:

I like Kvitova's game but she is disgusting.

Valanga
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:37 PM
Her squeal very, very reminiscent of Ivanovic. :yeah: Oh to the days when Ana used to win matches. :inlove:

Great mental toughness by Kvitova, she is actually quite pretty too, lovely eyes and smile.

Her grunt is so Lucie's

bandabou
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:38 PM
And people wanna talk about choking against Serena? :haha:

goldenlox
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:38 PM
I feel bad for Kanepi, because she probably wont get this chance again.
But Kvitova beat Caro, Vika, Jie and now Kanepi, so she earned her SF spot

dybbuk
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:38 PM
Yay Petra! So pleased for her. And revenge 2 years late for Kanepi stopping her RG run.

Petra is the new flavour of the month for haters it seems. Was Aravane just a few weeks ago. :haha: I guess the posters need something to do to distract them from all their players losing to scrubs.

2moretogo
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:38 PM
Petra's game has really gotten better since I saw her last summer, she definitely deserved this result because she just kept fighting out there. Kaia had 5 mps and just couldn't close it out.

mdterp01
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:38 PM
Great way to battle back. GL in next round vs Serena...you'll need it!!

M.P
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:38 PM
Petra :cheer:
so deserve after beating Jie,Vika and Caro

jefrilibra
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:39 PM
Great "chocking"by Kanepi!!! :rolls:

tennislover
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:39 PM
I feel bad for Kanepi, because she probably wont get this chance again.
But Kvitova beat Caro, Vika, Jie and now Kanepi, so she earned her SF spot

so true

heart
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:39 PM
kaia:tears:
gutsy win kvitova but kaia shouldve won:sad:

simonsaystennis
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:39 PM
You guys are fans now? :spit:

Serena, please, KILL HER! KILL HER! KILL HER!!!1111

I will never ever complain about Henin again.

THIS!

Serena... CRUSH THIS BITCH! Her shrieks are awful. AWFUL! And her strokes aren't even that good. Brainless ball bashing at it's finest. After this tournament she'll go back to her losing ways. Oh goodness if she makes the final I might have to take a break from the WTA. :fiery:

Adal
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:40 PM
Kaia :sobbing: You had all the opportunities and chances one could have. Such a good player, such a choker.
Kvitova did well to hang in there and wait for Kaia's errors. Congrats.
And Kvitiova's shrieks are annoying too.

Valanga
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:40 PM
Ondrej, please add she saved 5 MP to the title

Elwin.
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:40 PM
Kaia just absolutely froze :weirdo:

Mlle Bruni
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:41 PM
ReeRee's gonna kick her ass.

Dave.
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:41 PM
Pam and Sue's annual WTA chat on the BBC now. :inlove:

serenafan08
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:42 PM
What a match. Match of the tournament on the women's side? Looks like it. At least it didn't go 70-68. :lol:

Super Dave
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:42 PM
Just wondering how Serena will deal with Kvitova's...personality.
http://www.abcdogtraining.com/dogpic/anim-chihuahua.gif

GreenGrass
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:43 PM
Kaia :sobbing: she so deserved to win this!
Kvitova :o Hopefully Serena will annihilate her :o

Langers
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:44 PM
Damn. Great fight. Got to the 4R at the Open last year so she's proving she's no fluke.
Is this a new Slam??

sammy01
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:45 PM
im backing a pironkova vs kvitova final, lets finish the WTA off with a bang.

Vikapower
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:46 PM
I feel bad for Kanepi, because she probably wont get this chance again.
But Kvitova beat Caro, Vika, Jie and now Kanepi, so she earned her SF spot
This is bullsh*t she beat a headcaser, a pusher and the queen of all headcasers. The only somewhat solid match she played was against Jie.

Randy H
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:46 PM
Kaia :fiery: Made such a mess of that :sad: Should have had it in 2...

Good tournament, such a shame for it to end on that note though :(

Congrats to Kvitova, certainly showed a lot of fight and determination but that shriek was just way over the top for me :help: Especially on simple Kanepi errors too :o

Slutiana
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:46 PM
Nice to see Kaia waiting for Petra to walk off court. :yeah:

Very classy of her.
Yeah, she's so nice. She didn't deserve this. :bigcry:

justine schnyder
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:47 PM
wow.

Elenarulez
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:48 PM
Hmmm ... good for her. Poor Kaia :(

iPatty
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:48 PM
Welcome aboard haters. :wavey:

POJD POJD POJD POJD POJD

Just in case you guys didn't hear enough from Petra during the match. I have never been more impressed with a player's fighting spirit and drive to win. Petra just refused to lose. She really did, she refused to lose. Kanepi was the better player throughout the entire match but Kvitova upped her game when she needed to and kept urging herself on after every single point.

What you people can't understand is the difference between Henin "allez"ing after every point against a scrub like Sevastova in R1 and a 20-year old Kvitova who is trying to dig herself out of a huge hole while not playing anywhere close to her best tennis to reach the first ever slam SF of her career. But haters are gonna hate regardless, I can just sit here with the knowledge that Kvitova is in the SF and your faves have bombed out or retired.

Petra :inlove: :inlove: :inlove:

I was also sad for Kaia, and extremely impressed that she waited around for Petra to walk off of the court. Gracious in victory and defeat, I wish her all of the success in the future because she really should have won this match. Can't say I am sad that she lost it though. :hug:

cellophane
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:48 PM
Just wondering how Serena will deal with Kvitova's...personality.
http://www.abcdogtraining.com/dogpic/anim-chihuahua.gif

Give her a muthafuckin' beatdown, that's how. :o

TS
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:48 PM
Bit of an unfortunate choke from Kaia :sad: I don't think this will stall her 'comeback' though, she's back in a big way.

As for Petra...wow, what a fighter :eek: Great to see a young player go after a match like that. Her celebratory yelps after Kaia's errors were grating, and way over the top, but I can't help but love her game and the way she fights.

Kaia showed how classy she was after the match. She smiled and congratulated Petra after the match even though one could forgive her for smacking a racquet over head, and even waited for her so they could walk off court together. Most losing players these days would not do that.

Atrixo
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:49 PM
Congratulations, Petra! Amazing comeback (with a little Kaia help) and gritty determination! :worship:

Kaia, you have to toughen yourself up mentally after this. But great run all the same. :)

Come on Petra, let's take Serena out in the SFs! :bounce:

WhoAmI?
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:50 PM
:tears::sad:
Kaia, this happens when you're afraid to win, you lose!:sad:

Petra had some :eek: shots and she really bumped herself up in the 3rd set though being down 04 and 25.

bbjpa
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:51 PM
Fabulous come back :woohoo::woohoo:

Like I said yesterday , the winner would be the one who holds the pressure of a 1st GS SF and Kaia didn't hold that pressure , what a choke :eek: , how many times I thought it was over for Petra.

Best emotional match of the tournament.

Ballbasher
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:52 PM
Kaia :hug: :hug: Don't take this loss too hard. :hug: AND please play Bastad!!!
Congrats Petra. :D I like her game, but she needs a chill pill.

Wiggly
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:52 PM
Great to see a positive Czech player.
Her countrywomen should copy her attitude.

lilimi
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:54 PM
kaia :bigcry: you such a headcase :o loosing to that barking thing :o and Japan lost too :bigcry:

Sexysova
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:55 PM
You guys are fans now? :spit:

Serena, please, KILL HER! KILL HER! KILL HER!!!1111

I will never ever complain about Henin again.

I always liked Petra's game but she was so inconsistent and a brainless ballbasher but she stepped it up always when she had to today and I loved her fighting spirit today, that had to make me a fan and I'm Czech.

iPatty
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:55 PM
Kvitova up to #27 in the world with very little to defend until US Open. :hearts:

John.
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:56 PM
Kaia :hug:

Great fight from Kvitova :yeah:

Sexysova
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:58 PM
get it haters :hearts:

and btw, why would be Kanepi a better opponent against Serena? she would kill Kanepi as well :lol:

Yellow Moon
Jun 29th, 2010, 04:59 PM
Wow :eek:! Sweet balls of fuzz: Congrats Petra :yeah:!

silverwhite
Jun 29th, 2010, 05:01 PM
This is bullsh*t she beat a headcaser, a pusher and the queen of all headcasers. The only somewhat solid match she played was against Jie.

Jie = slumping flower

Sexysova
Jun 29th, 2010, 05:02 PM
ehm, to all pathetic haters, I would love to see your reactions coming back from this, I would react the same as Petra, screaming CMONs and POJDs and fist-pumping everytime :armed:

Morning Morgan
Jun 29th, 2010, 05:03 PM
Sigh... Kanepi FAIL.

TheBoiledEgg
Jun 29th, 2010, 05:03 PM
amazing choke Kaia :o :spit:

well done Petra, maybe she can show mre bottle than Kaia would have in semi

Harju.
Jun 29th, 2010, 05:05 PM
get it haters :hearts:

and btw, why would be Kanepi a better opponent against Serena? she would kill Kanepi as well :lol:
:lol: aren't you like the biggest Petra hater?

Kaia :hug:
That was a bad choke. I think she just lost it mentally and physically in the end.

Petra :yeah:
That was well fought. I'm surprised she can play conservatively when needed.

Mixal
Jun 29th, 2010, 05:05 PM
Yuck. I hate chokes. And I don't like this bitch.

Edy.
Jun 29th, 2010, 05:06 PM
Please Serena, beat the hell out of this girl.

AnDrEi.b
Jun 29th, 2010, 05:14 PM
Congrats Petra !

Dinayer
Jun 29th, 2010, 05:14 PM
Kaia :hug: so sad for her.
Congrats Petra :yeah:

Slutati
Jun 29th, 2010, 05:16 PM
Petra. Comeback queen. :worship:
Kaia. :hug: Awesome tournament for her! Keep this play up.

Hachiko
Jun 29th, 2010, 05:20 PM
Oh Kaia, sweetie. Devastated for her.
What a mess this tournament is.

Michael!
Jun 29th, 2010, 05:22 PM
Disgusting choke from Kaia, gifted win for Kvitova!
Was really terrible what she played after *53 30-0 :help:

Don´t say that often, but I am really glad that Serena will destroy Kvitova now!
Petra is so not likeable, pathetic screams and fistpumps, even after UEs of the opponent, all the time, just annoying to see her!

Sally Todd
Jun 29th, 2010, 05:28 PM
Way to go Petra. Keep fighting. I won't expect it, but I'd love to see her rattle or scare Serena in the semi. People here are so hateful.

Kanepi had chances and then some today, but she's also had an amazing tournament and her fortunes have changed.

Shepster
Jun 29th, 2010, 05:29 PM
:o @ Kvitova fistpumping on *every* Kanepi UE towards the end. :tape:

Horrible choke from Kaia, the double fault on match point in the tiebreak was bad enough but that second set was just :help:

Valanga
Jun 29th, 2010, 05:32 PM
I don't get the Petra hate here in this forum.

$uricate
Jun 29th, 2010, 05:35 PM
What a match!

I honestly never saw Kanepi winning, she was so nervy.

OMG a young player with real mental strength :scared:

Marionated
Jun 29th, 2010, 05:35 PM
Kfightova :bowdown: :woohoo:

Poor Kaia though :hug: Double faulted on one of her match points :tape:

gmak
Jun 29th, 2010, 05:51 PM
poor Kaia :sad: :( :sad:
what a bad choke :(
5MPs including one DF and one netcord on a second serve
hope she keeps up this good form and doesn't go into a slump again

Kvitova's shrieks :rolleyes:
i won't miss Thursday's beatdown :drool:

Sp!ffy
Jun 29th, 2010, 05:56 PM
Fuck yeah. This is tennis. Saving match points and winning 8-6 in the third? Love it...:hearts:

iGOAT
Jun 29th, 2010, 06:05 PM
Didn't see i, but the second two matches really saved the day here!

Swilliams winning, so at least one top player stays alive, and then the supposedly "unknown" players in this "joke" of a semifinal end up giving the best match of the tournament :yeah: Kvitova has definitely broken through, she reminds me of Yanina Wickmayer a bit, if she can hold it together she will be a good player and good for the game.

Kaia :hug: hopefully she won't take this too hard and can keep up her new good form. Amazing to hear how classy she was afterwards :worship:.

Marionated
Jun 29th, 2010, 06:06 PM
Didn't see i, but the second two matches really saved the day here!

Swilliams winning, so at least one top player stays alive, and then the supposedly "unknown" players in this "joke" of a semifinal end up giving the best match of the tournament :yeah: Kvitova has definitely broken through, she reminds me of Yanina Wickmayer a bit, if she can hold it together she will be a good player and good for the game.

Kaia :hug: hopefully she won't take this too hard and can keep up her new good form. Amazing to hear how classy she was afterwards :worship:.

:hysteric:

manu32
Jun 29th, 2010, 06:09 PM
Grunting issues for kanepi.sorry for her...

ce
Jun 29th, 2010, 06:22 PM
ouch is all i can say

Uranus
Jun 29th, 2010, 06:37 PM
Sad for Kaia, she deserved something big, after her slump. But the way Petra has been playing all week, she definitely deserves it :yeah:.

Richie's
Jun 29th, 2010, 06:41 PM
:woohoo:

Petra :worship:

Also congrats to Kaia for playing 3 weeks now in London !

wally1
Jun 29th, 2010, 06:49 PM
Fuck yeah. This is tennis. Saving match points and winning 8-6 in the third? Love it...:hearts:Spot on. For all the people whingeing about upsets this is what the great sport of tennis is all about :worship:

Some disgusting posts in this thread, but sadly expected.

Daruma.
Jun 29th, 2010, 07:01 PM
Kaia had an amazing tournament overall. With 3 qualifying rounds, she has won 7 matches in a row. Surely, she is gonna be dangerous for everyone till she gets a good ranking.

rnwerner
Jun 29th, 2010, 07:14 PM
There was one ball toss from Kanepi somewhere at the end of the second set which showed that Kaia was enormously nervous.

There was no breakpoint for Kvitova all over the match until the end of set 2 (5-6) and Kanepi was playing excellent tennis over two sets.

This CHOKE will end her run because she lost confidence again.
And it is all about Confidence.
After Kanepi won in fed cup against henin she played incredible tennis.

IceSkaTennisFan
Jun 29th, 2010, 07:14 PM
What a choke from Kanepi :tape: Up 4-0 in the final set and she still couldn't win it.

Congrats to Petra for showing grit and determination.

Olórin
Jun 29th, 2010, 07:16 PM
Best QF by miles.

tucker1989
Jun 29th, 2010, 07:18 PM
The point at 6-6 30-30 in the third was the best I've seen this tournament.

sandv1
Jun 29th, 2010, 07:38 PM
I just saw the 3rd set of the delayed televised match. Dammit, Kaia. :-/

The first time I saw her was in sth like the 1R of Wimby '07 (or similar) vs. Serena, and I was hoping to see a rematch! :D Oh well, Petra fought back and recovered, so that tenacity will serve her well.

cn ireland
Jun 29th, 2010, 07:42 PM
Congrats Petra:)!!

Now give Serena a competitive match please!

Sally Todd
Jun 29th, 2010, 07:44 PM
Fuck yeah. This is tennis. Saving match points and winning 8-6 in the third? Love it...:hearts:

YES :D

Petra was ironclad in clutch moments today.

So much bitterness in this thread. If you can't stand tennis because your favorite is no longer in the tournament, go fly a kite. It's not even good bitchiness, just vindictive cattiness from people whose faves are history.

Kaia blinked and blinked and blinked in the crucial moments. At a certain point even when she was in command you could sense she'd lose, because Petra had -- with great resolve -- stayed in the match.

This was still a tremendous tournament for Kanepi. Hopefully she can see the big picture.

Sally Todd
Jun 29th, 2010, 07:49 PM
Spot on. For all the people whingeing about upsets this is what the great sport of tennis is all about :worship:

Some disgusting posts in this thread, but sadly expected.

Yesterday Petra was queen champion of WTAWorld for spanking the sunshine off of Wozniacki's anderson so severely and mercilessly.

A day later she's chopped liver because she makes weird noises celebrating after a point.

This forum is driven by grudges more than tennis fandom a lot of the time. This was a good, dramatic match with aggressive shotmaking and even a thrilling rally or two. But people are too caught up in pettiness to care.

Azarenka fans complaining about noise: :tape: :help:

Sally Todd
Jun 29th, 2010, 07:50 PM
Welcome aboard haters. :wavey:

POJD POJD POJD POJD POJD

Just in case you guys didn't hear enough from Petra during the match. I have never been more impressed with a player's fighting spirit and drive to win. Petra just refused to lose. She really did, she refused to lose. Kanepi was the better player throughout the entire match but Kvitova upped her game when she needed to and kept urging herself on after every single point.

What you people can't understand is the difference between Henin "allez"ing after every point against a scrub like Sevastova in R1 and a 20-year old Kvitova who is trying to dig herself out of a huge hole while not playing anywhere close to her best tennis to reach the first ever slam SF of her career. But haters are gonna hate regardless, I can just sit here with the knowledge that Kvitova is in the SF and your faves have bombed out or retired.

Petra :inlove: :inlove: :inlove:

I was also sad for Kaia, and extremely impressed that she waited around for Petra to walk off of the court. Gracious in victory and defeat, I wish her all of the success in the future because she really should have won this match. Can't say I am sad that she lost it though. :hug:

:worship: And I hope Lucie watched and learned.

Ferg
Jun 29th, 2010, 07:52 PM
Disappoitd for Kaia. But shes gotten a lot of points from this so I expect her to continue her upward trend and be seeded at New York.

Sally Todd
Jun 29th, 2010, 07:53 PM
Her grunt is so Lucie's

Yes. Same coach and similar games. I find Lucie's shots lovelier or more dynamic to look at, but Petra's game is more solid and powerful at its core.

Lucie's grunt is my favorite, so I'm happy to see success from an grunt-imitator :)

Dodoboy.
Jun 29th, 2010, 07:53 PM
Great MATCH, really wish it went on longer, but really entertaining!

Kvitova, tricky lefty, Serena needs to be careful!

DiogoP.
Jun 29th, 2010, 08:38 PM
Great win Petra :hearts:
Good luck against serena :kiss:

laurie
Jun 29th, 2010, 09:48 PM
I wonder if Kanepi will recover from this?

Dawson.
Jun 29th, 2010, 09:52 PM
Hell yeah, Petra :bounce: Great fight. I felt bad for Kaia though. Hopefully she'll be back in the top 20 soon.

edificio
Jun 29th, 2010, 09:53 PM
Oh, Kaia, too bad. But a really great tournament for her. I hope she can build upon it in the US Open Series.

Tennis Fool
Jun 29th, 2010, 10:37 PM
What :eek: I left the house for work at 5/2 Kanepi and I thought, Petra :rolleyes: , found a way to win the TB, but then go down 4-0.

What :spit:

I HAVE to see a review of this match!

Ryan
Jun 29th, 2010, 11:07 PM
Kvitova. :bowdown: Won me over with this match, she's awesome.

Later Potato :wavey:

Zojirushi
Jun 29th, 2010, 11:12 PM
:woohoo:Petra:woohoo:

1st GS SF:)

égalité
Jun 29th, 2010, 11:16 PM
Yes! :woohoo: :sobbing:

heart attack of a match :help:

Josh.
Jun 29th, 2010, 11:43 PM
Kvitova :bowdown:

slamchamp
Jun 29th, 2010, 11:45 PM
I remember the thread "watch out for petra kvitova"

Nikkiri
Jun 29th, 2010, 11:50 PM
The amount of fairweather fans on this board is quite revolting :lol:

Congrats Petra and nice tournament Kaia :)

Sally Todd
Jun 30th, 2010, 12:03 AM
I remember the thread "watch out for petra kvitova"


A great one.

davidmario
Jun 30th, 2010, 12:19 AM
A great one.

thank you;)come and post:wavey:

http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=331856

dynamoRockstarr
Jun 30th, 2010, 12:25 AM
i just knew Kaia had it in the bag. Good job Kvitova.

So Disrespectful
Jun 30th, 2010, 12:43 AM
I can't believe Kaia blew this opportunity.

Congratulations to Kvitova though, breakthrough tournament for her.

BlackPanther.
Jun 30th, 2010, 01:13 AM
Kaia :hysteric: You had it Kaia!
Petra :eek:, please fight against Serena. Make possible a Pironkova-Kvitova final :lol::lol:

Carotastrophe
Jun 30th, 2010, 05:21 AM
Petra :hearts:
Kaia :hug:

Pops Maellard
Jun 30th, 2010, 07:06 AM
I thought slams couldn't get worse than the 09 USO. :lol:

StephenUK
Jun 30th, 2010, 07:06 AM
Well done to Kvitova, some superb serving saved her, what mental toughness!

Kaia, oh dear, how did she lose this match from 4-0, 5-2 and all the mps! She will have nightmares about this. But she has had such a great tournament and will be back in the top 50 so well done to her. Pity they scrapped quality points or she would be even higher!

olivero
Jun 30th, 2010, 10:16 AM
Amazing fight from Petra. She was just mentally tougher.

As for Kaia, she was given a match on a plate and she didn't take.

Very intense match nevertheless.

volume3d
Jun 30th, 2010, 10:23 AM
Kvitova was annoying yesterday but I forgive her because of that 62 60 against Woz;)
Easy for serena in next round

Beat
Jun 30th, 2010, 10:28 AM
what a match! :eek: and yes, kvitova got carried away - but hey, it was an emotional match for sure. and she usually is a very calm player, at least from the matches i had seen.

kaia :hug: fantastic tournament for her.

Corswandt
Jun 30th, 2010, 11:42 AM
And to think that silly little Corswandt was thinking how annoying it would be that now he'd have to share this treasure with bandwagoners, and instead I come in here and find out that everyone is hating on Mighty Kvitty. :lol:

Anyways, awesome match. Watched from 5-4 in the 1st IIRC.

Yes, choke. But Mighty Kvitty has the ability to raise her game when it really matters. When it mattered, she stopped missing all those shots that she had been missing until then, and always found a way to return even the biggest serves after 6327952356 consecutive games of relentless ROS suckage. Kanepi still had to be given the chance to choke in all those decisive points - and Kvitova managed to do so, either by gutsy clutch play or by just staying in the points longer than you'd expect such a slowpoke to be able to do. And some of those volleys were amaze (but let's not deceive ourselves - players who, like Kvitova, use classic volleys instead of drive volleys for putaways tend to look like better volleyers than they really are).

Some astonishing high intensity, high pace rallies considering that this was a match between two slow players (even though most of the match consisted of both players hitting the ball as hard as possible straight up the middle of the court). Kvitova managed to win a few more rallies than I expected, but still Kanepi being a somewhat better mover and playing a higher % game often gave her the edge.

I was rooting for Kvitova not just due to fanboy-ism, but because I find her game to be more flairsome and spectacular than Kanepi's. Kanepi plays a variation of the generic flat hitting, high % power baseline game + very good 2nd serve that you'll also find in Wickmayer. She's not a flat out ace server, but her serve is so reliable and her 2nd serve so good that she ends up being deceptively tough to break (Kvitova's woeful ROS notwithstanding). For most of the match, she was hitting nearly every single groundstroke consistently hard, but nowhere near close to the lines (again, just like Wickmayer) - save for the choking parts, Kanepi hardly missed throughout the match. But it was solid and work(wo)manlike rather than inspired play IMO, and that also worked to her detriment when it was time to step it up and close out the match.

Not exactly looking forward to the STEP TO THIS!1!! beatdown by Reenus the Serving Machine, but it's all part of life's rich tapestry I guess.

claypova
Jul 1st, 2010, 05:52 AM
wow petra :hearts:

plese make life hard for serena tonight :)