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thegreendestiny
Jan 17th, 2011, 06:29 AM
Topsy-turvy match. Regina served for the match at 5-4 in the final set only to decide she still wants more airtime. :o

Dani's dropshots were overused, and her movement still sucks. She's really losing it. :o

Josh.
Jan 17th, 2011, 06:29 AM
Fucking useless Daniela.

Vartan
Jan 17th, 2011, 06:29 AM
Progression of the Match:

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http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l75/Hushiro/Gifs/ReginaGeorgeOffended.gif
http://www.gifsoup.com/webroot/animatedgifs/1020629_o.gif

Steadyniacki
Jan 17th, 2011, 06:29 AM
Typical Reggie :rolls:
Daniela :hug:

3h 40min BTW

Vartan
Jan 17th, 2011, 06:30 AM
Match of the year :worship:

Mikey.
Jan 17th, 2011, 06:30 AM
:help: :tape:

TheBoiledEgg
Jan 17th, 2011, 06:30 AM
well done Regi ;) :woohoo: :kiss:
so much drama !!!!!!!!

now just be ok for r2 :)

M.P
Jan 17th, 2011, 06:31 AM
keep going Regina
super long match again

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jan 17th, 2011, 06:32 AM
:bigclap: I always knew you would fuck that up :bigclap:

AnomyBC
Jan 17th, 2011, 06:32 AM
Damn! :sad: At least 4 different threads on this though, so in that sense, kind of impressive :)

Noctis
Jan 17th, 2011, 06:32 AM
Congrats Saw this coming
Regina strikes the ball well, she fights more

Daniela injured.Unmotivated.Seems she's done

saul1333
Jan 17th, 2011, 06:32 AM
Oh Dani :help:

Some really nice drop shots..

Raz0r
Jan 17th, 2011, 06:32 AM
:woohoo:

simonsaystennis
Jan 17th, 2011, 06:32 AM
Regina has won a new fan in me!!!! Absolutely captivating match. The third set was really high quality, with nearly every point ending in a winner. Great match. Keep going!

peanuts
Jan 17th, 2011, 06:34 AM
Epic third set :lol:

Potato
Jan 17th, 2011, 06:34 AM
Led *4-2 in third :o

First seed out :(

illusyve
Jan 17th, 2011, 06:34 AM
Horrendous match from Daniela, so many uncapitalized chances.

Dropshot was overused and she just lost depth as the match went on. Amazing fight from Regina though :yeah:

Daniela actually was gifted with a good draw to R3 v. Azarenka, and blows it :o

-NAJ-
Jan 17th, 2011, 06:34 AM
Both girls were taking 60 sec between points. so hard to watch
umpire sucks

Slutati
Jan 17th, 2011, 06:36 AM
Daniela is seriously pathetic. :rolleyes: Always the same shit with her. Next time please just bend over and lose in 2, stop torturing your fans. :weirdo:

I have a weird feeling she's going to retire this year or something.

jimmy_the_greek
Jan 17th, 2011, 06:36 AM
Daniela wasn't moving well at all, but credit to Kulikova she was the more determined one at the end:)

Tennis Fool
Jan 17th, 2011, 06:36 AM
I think Regi is my new favorite player :hearts:

She did everything right; kept to her game despite the neverending drop shots. Not a great match, but the last two games had some really beautiful winners. Dani made a mistake going to the bathroom :(

(And what was that handshake about?)

If Kulikova's back holds up, she has a really great draw ahead of her. Next up... Scheepers.

Temperenka
Jan 17th, 2011, 06:36 AM
Very gutsy win for Regina. She has a bright future.

Too bad for Daniela. :sad: She was so disappointed after the last point.

Rod the Bama
Jan 17th, 2011, 06:37 AM
Once again another typical result from Dani. :( I tell ya she`s getting more and more hopeless. :sad:

Belmont Lad
Jan 17th, 2011, 06:37 AM
That's it. I have been a fan of Daniela's through thick and thin for all these years, but I can't watch 3:40 horror shows losses like that one was anymore. :sad::help::banghead: There are no longer even any bright spots anymore to remind us of how well she can potentially play. See ya girl, I don't think we'll be seeing you around the tour much longer :wavey:

edificio
Jan 17th, 2011, 06:38 AM
That was a killer. All the work she put in to get to a tiebreak in the first set went for naught, and then she couldn't take it in third. Disappointing. Good for Kulikova, though, I guess.

it-girl
Jan 17th, 2011, 06:38 AM
Thanks for messing up my racket bracket Daniela.

NyCPsU
Jan 17th, 2011, 06:38 AM
Daniela you suck :lol:

Led 4-1 in final set. :o

Played so shitty on bps. I think her heel was bothering her. Well I hope it was because she went to the drop shot so much I can only hope she was trying to shorten the points because of that. So dumb.

MB.
Jan 17th, 2011, 06:39 AM
I found myself cheering for Regina over Daniela. Regina's "Come ON!"'s were obnoxious as hell, but at least she was playing well.

Some of the pushing that Daniela did would put Caroline to shame. And then her cheering UEs...I'm over it and over Daniela.

claypova
Jan 17th, 2011, 06:42 AM
Regina :woohoo:

Havok
Jan 17th, 2011, 06:43 AM
What a waste of time!

Mcawen
Jan 17th, 2011, 06:43 AM
Congrats Regina on her first GS MD win outside of Wimbledon.

The 11th Australian Open ends too soon for Daniela.
Will she play doubles here? Didn't see that on the website.

Flavia P.
Jan 17th, 2011, 06:44 AM
Great win Regina!

Dani.............was Dani. At least the current Dani. Regina was the much better ballstriker at the end of the match and more determined. That bathroom break didn't help Daniela like she intended it to.

Regina now with a great chance at at least an R3 here.

UncleZeke
Jan 17th, 2011, 06:45 AM
very frustrating loss, but Regina hung in there and earned it.

terceira
Jan 17th, 2011, 06:49 AM
danka :help::smash:

Richie's
Jan 17th, 2011, 06:51 AM
:bigclap: I always knew you would fuck that up :bigclap:

this. Being 4-1 in the 3rd and have points for 5-2. This is Daniela's f***ing story of 8 of her 10 years on the Tour.
Congratulations Daniela...

Chakvenus
Jan 17th, 2011, 06:52 AM
Dani :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:
i don't care what anyone says - Dani really fought there in that third set, and it's such a shame she couldn't pull it out!
congrats to Kulikova thought, she never gave up. But Dani really should have had this...
I feel so horrible for her!

Mistress of Evil
Jan 17th, 2011, 06:53 AM
Hantuchova :hug:

Josh.
Jan 17th, 2011, 06:54 AM
Daniela you suck :lol:

Led 4-1 in final set. :o

Played so shitty on bps. I think her heel was bothering her. Well I hope it was because she went to the drop shot so much I can only hope she was trying to shorten the points because of that. So dumb.

I don't think it was that. She's just an idiot.

VIKA?
Jan 17th, 2011, 06:55 AM
Daniela:sobbing:

Sexysova
Jan 17th, 2011, 06:59 AM
congrats Regina :yeah:

Dani :( :hug:

Joelina
Jan 17th, 2011, 07:00 AM
you suck Daniela.

Claycourter
Jan 17th, 2011, 07:04 AM
Always good to see Pushtuchova out early. The gamesmanship and time wasting she was getting away with @ 7-7 was unbelievable :o

hpme
Jan 17th, 2011, 07:05 AM
bad luck Daniela....

Smitten
Jan 17th, 2011, 07:25 AM
4 hours because Hantuchova takes so long to serve. I had Kulikova winning this match anyway, so this is no surprise.

AnDrEi.b
Jan 17th, 2011, 07:42 AM
Dani :sad:

Havok
Jan 17th, 2011, 07:42 AM
I don't think it was that. She's just an idiot.

Spot on.

Dominika23
Jan 17th, 2011, 07:44 AM
it was a good fight from Hantuchova i didn't think she put up that much of fight due to her being injury but Hantuchova do have to win another title soon getting tried her only having three title

jefrilibra
Jan 17th, 2011, 07:45 AM
Ive said this so many times. Plz retire Dani!

PLP
Jan 17th, 2011, 08:01 AM
Give Daniela a break. She is very injured and gave it her all, she just fell a bit short. It's probably good she lost this match, she needs to rest up. Dani :hug:

Congrats to Regina, she played well.

freeandlonely
Jan 17th, 2011, 08:03 AM
Shows why she can't win AO 08.
She is not Davenport, she is Hantuchova.

KoOlMaNsEaN
Jan 17th, 2011, 08:05 AM
What has happened to Daniela? Where's the power?

So Disrespectful
Jan 17th, 2011, 08:12 AM
Daniela couldn't run in the weeks leading up to AO = no stamina. She was very tired at the end, but I think it was a good effort anyway. I hope she doesn't get too down on herself about this, it wasn't like she had any preparation.

Regina was impressive in parts though. She played very aggressively.

Andrewraven
Jan 17th, 2011, 08:12 AM
Dani :help: :(

Cakeisgood
Jan 17th, 2011, 08:34 AM
Kulikova has a nice game when on, eh?

the jamierbelyea
Jan 17th, 2011, 08:37 AM
Dani has always had a problem closing out matches in extra innings. I remember in 03 when she had back to back heartbreaks at RG-Wim to Harkleroad/Asagoe.

1987518LPF
Jan 17th, 2011, 08:52 AM
4 hrs.OMG

ivanban
Jan 17th, 2011, 09:46 AM
Danka :unsure: For real?!!! :tape:

matty
Jan 17th, 2011, 09:48 AM
Some of the pushing that Daniela did would put Caroline to shame. And then her cheering UEs...I'm over it and over Daniela.

:wavey:

Bismarck.
Jan 17th, 2011, 09:59 AM
Dani. :bowdown: Retirement by the end of next year, perhaps?

Lord Choc Ice
Jan 17th, 2011, 10:01 AM
OMG poor Dani. :sad:

And to her fans as well. :hug:

Freshi
Jan 17th, 2011, 10:14 AM
that's stupid ... too bad for Dani

¤CharlDa¤
Jan 17th, 2011, 11:18 AM
Danka :sad: I'll try to see some of this match, seemed like a thriller.

SymphonyX
Jan 17th, 2011, 12:00 PM
Hantuchova choking against an injured opponent :rolls: :rolls: :rolls:

This happened with her against Serena in Wimbledon a few years ago. 4th round match I think.

Miss Amor
Jan 17th, 2011, 12:03 PM
Has Hantuchova mentioned in any of her interviews about how long she is going to be around for?

Hian
Jan 17th, 2011, 01:35 PM
Regina :) Cannot wait to see her Italian :drool:
Daniela :hug:

hdfb
Jan 17th, 2011, 01:42 PM
Saw Dani's coach watching other matches in the evening and walking around the grounds. He watched Rezai-Strycova. He seemed pretty calm.... Probably didn't want to be near Dani :lol:

hablo
Jan 17th, 2011, 01:43 PM
Oh my.

Serenita
Jan 17th, 2011, 01:44 PM
Its not strange for her choking against an injured player. :lol:

nevetssllim
Jan 17th, 2011, 01:48 PM
This happened with her against Serena in Wimbledon a few years ago. 4th round match I think.

Nearly four years ago now! :eek: Doesn't feel like that long ago.

toxina90
Jan 17th, 2011, 01:49 PM
I don't even care anymore...:spit:

Sharapovian
Jan 17th, 2011, 01:53 PM
:eek:

Dani :tears:

TheHangover
Jan 17th, 2011, 02:10 PM
Regina :) Cannot wait to see her Italian :drool:
Daniela :hug:

so when does she become italian?

#kArLoS#
Jan 17th, 2011, 03:22 PM
Daniela the eternal loser shows up again :sobbing:.Had luck in her side last year 1R there,not this year :(

Altough beating Dani nowadays is hardly an acomplishment,this win must meant a lot to Kulikova(specially after her last year 1R :lol: :hug:).She might even trouble Azarenka a little while

Super Dave
Jan 17th, 2011, 03:40 PM
:crying2:

RR-87
Jan 17th, 2011, 03:41 PM
:woohoo: Regina :bounce:

-NAJ-
Jan 17th, 2011, 04:09 PM
so when does she become italian?

her husband is italian !?

Sammo
Jan 17th, 2011, 04:16 PM
:sobbing: How could yo lose to that Daniela?? :sobbing:

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jan 17th, 2011, 04:26 PM
Has Hantuchova mentioned in any of her interviews about how long she is going to be around for?

She's playing the Olympics.
And she always says she has many years left in her. I wouldn't be surprised if she was the next Jill

miffedmax
Jan 17th, 2011, 04:46 PM
Poor Dani fans. I feel your pain.

It's so weird not having Lena kick me in the nuts any more.

PolishLunatiq
Jan 17th, 2011, 04:47 PM
<wow>

A-Bond
Jan 17th, 2011, 05:27 PM
Oh Dani :sad: What a sad loss. I actually thought she would lose in 2, but a loss like this is even worse. I haven't seen the match so I can't make any comments on the match. But for her career and her fans I would love to see just once again the Daniela, who has the fire in her eyes, who is confident, the Daniela, which one the IW-Titles and made the AO-Semis. She could be such a great player. But I think she just hasn't what it takes to be on the top anymore... She lacks pace and still makes too much errors. Footwork is terrible and serve isn't great either. There are just too many good hardcourters out there right now. I think she'll have a shot on clay as she had last year, it may be her worst surface but it's even worse for other good players and her experience may help her there.

Please win a MM-Title before you retire, that's just all I want :sad: Danka with a winner-trophy :hearts:

FORZA SARITA
Jan 17th, 2011, 09:39 PM
Queen :woohoo:
another marathon match in Melbourne after last year :eek:

FORZA SARITA
Jan 17th, 2011, 09:40 PM
so when does she become italian?

next month :scratch: i remember so :shrug:

LCS
Jan 17th, 2011, 09:49 PM
Regina is such a force to be reckoned at slams :spit: she disappears all year and only shows up at slams...Serelikova?

FORZA SARITA
Jan 17th, 2011, 09:50 PM
Regina is such a force to be reckoned at slams :spit: she disappears all year and only shows up at slams...Serelikova?

she's ALWAYS injured :hysteric:

Randy H
Jan 17th, 2011, 11:14 PM
Daniela :( Unfortunate loss but Kulikova is a talented player when she's actually healthy enough to play

JJ's biatch
Jan 17th, 2011, 11:51 PM
Dani :tears:

NyCPsU
Jan 18th, 2011, 01:06 AM
Its a shame because Ive always really liked Regina and I want to be happy for her, but Im still really bummed about this loss for some reason. Yeah, Ive been a Daniela fan for years and years now, I know these losses come with the territory but Ive never seen Daniela so complacent while losing on court before. I really think shes nearing the end.

carling
Jan 18th, 2011, 03:24 AM
:bigclap: I always knew you would fuck that up :bigclap:


LOL! I mean, I literally laughed out loud! :worship:

Dokic-Fan
Jan 18th, 2011, 06:34 AM
Daniela :( :o Massive choke in the final set. Shouldn't have happened.

MBM
Jan 18th, 2011, 09:41 AM
REALLY disappointed! Through the marathon last set, I was convinced that Dani was going to get this. Bummer