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danieln1
Apr 5th, 2011, 06:11 PM
French Open champ :help:

Only watched third set, Sveta was treated for some back injury I think

Mona led 4-1 in the third...

LCS
Apr 5th, 2011, 06:12 PM
Fail score. Sveta needs an intervention.

iPatty
Apr 5th, 2011, 06:13 PM
Roland Garros champion. :tape:

Szavay is gonna kill her.

toxina90
Apr 5th, 2011, 06:13 PM
I lost count of Barthel's chokes :o

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 5th, 2011, 06:13 PM
lucky escape for Sveta, played like a drain out there.

Sam.
Apr 5th, 2011, 06:14 PM
Svetlana, what a poor girl :o

Mary Cherry.
Apr 5th, 2011, 06:14 PM
Barthel was serving for the match as well :lol: :help:

SVK
Apr 5th, 2011, 06:15 PM
Sveta was stupid in first two sets...I donīt know how to describe this in other way:spit: Everything changed after that medical timeout

Barthelīs laughing grunting is quite funny and actually she could do some damage in WTA in the future, she has still a lot of time to improve and she is almost in TOP 150 now so I think itīs just matter of time when she will break TOP 50...she just choked today

doomsday
Apr 5th, 2011, 06:15 PM
Hmmmmm ok.:lol:

TheBoiledEgg
Apr 5th, 2011, 06:15 PM
Sveta's middle name should be "Coyote". she likes to inflict major damage to herself.

goldenlox
Apr 5th, 2011, 06:15 PM
It was 64 *54, then 64 67 41
But the most important thing is Sveta's health.
She doesnt need back problems from a mickey mouse event

azmad_88
Apr 5th, 2011, 06:16 PM
wow

DaMatz
Apr 5th, 2011, 06:16 PM
I lost count of Barthel's chokes :o

It was the second match for Barthel in a WTA-MD. And for clay it was a very nice performance, it is her worst surface.

FORZA SARITA
Apr 5th, 2011, 06:16 PM
Szavay will kill her :lol:

tenn_ace
Apr 5th, 2011, 06:18 PM
seconds from embarrassment

Lisickinator
Apr 5th, 2011, 06:21 PM
lucky injury for Kuznetsova

Sharapovian
Apr 5th, 2011, 06:21 PM
:lol:

Sveta was first traling 1-5 in the first set, and then 4-5 in the second. 1-4 in the 3rd as well I think.

Shvedbarilescu
Apr 5th, 2011, 06:23 PM
Sveta was stupid in first two sets...I donīt know how to describe this in other way:spit: Everything changed after that medical timeout

Barthelīs laughing grunting is quite funny and actually she could do some damage in WTA in the future, she has still a lot of time to improve and she is almost in TOP 150 now so I think itīs just matter of time when she will break TOP 50...she just choked today

Agree. The thing that will probably get lost in this thread is that Mona played brilliant tennis at times and showed great promise for the future. I had not seen her play before but she can hit with power, finesse, consistency and she runs pretty well. Good player.

I didn't think Sveta was that bad actually. Hey, it was her 1st clay match of the year and she was up against a player who qualified playing very well. You don't expect a player, even an elite player, to play their best tennis in their 1st clay court match of the year. Sveta brought her C+ game with her and I think she expected to win comfortably with that. She did win but she sure didn't win comfortably.

benbest
Apr 5th, 2011, 06:23 PM
injury timeout worked well

toxina90
Apr 5th, 2011, 06:28 PM
It was the second match for Barthel in a WTA-MD. And for clay it was a very nice performance, it is her worst surface.

Really though, at times she outplayed the champion regardless of her inexperience. She was impressive, but at the end of the day, has only herself to blame because the match was in her hands for most of it. Hopefully this won't knock her too much. Svetlana on the other hand seemed to have had too much tequila last night :unsure:

SVK
Apr 5th, 2011, 06:28 PM
I didn't think Sveta was that bad actually. Hey, it was her 1st clay match of the year and she was up against a player who qualified playing very well. You don't expect a player, even an elite player, to play their best tennis in their 1st clay court match of the year. Sveta brought her C+ game with her and I think she expected to win comfortably with that. She did win but she sure didn't win comfortably.

What I meant was that Sveta was playing very bad at BPīs and GPīs especially, there were many, as I wrote before, stupid shots or whole rallies from her at crucial moments in first and second set which I actually didnīt understand:lol: She was playing against uderdog but sometimes it seemed that Sveta was the underdog - playing brainless and unlogic shots and making silly errors when it matters most, it was really not like Barthel forced her to make such shots/errors...but in the end she showed her experience although Barthel had this match on her hand, at 6-4, 5-4 DEUCE she served DF and then made unnecessary forehand error

edificio
Apr 5th, 2011, 06:32 PM
Barthel played pretty well, which I didn't expect (never having seen her play), but Sveta made so many errors. Then she manages to come back from, what was it, 5-1 in the first, only to lose 6-4. She kept fighting back, so that was good, but she definitely should not have had nearly the problems. Also, what happened to her serve (well, and so many other players' serves)? She just spins the ball in. Oh well. A win is a win.

TheHangover
Apr 5th, 2011, 06:38 PM
if sveta pulls out of fed cup, italy has a chance if flavia plays

Hian
Apr 5th, 2011, 06:44 PM
Get your ass kicked by Szavay :oh:

Ballbasher
Apr 5th, 2011, 06:47 PM
At least she is adapted to clay now. :spit:
Mona :hug: Great fight! She seems to be much better on clay this season!

Milito22
Apr 5th, 2011, 06:55 PM
Sveta :tape: mona who???

Beat
Apr 5th, 2011, 07:00 PM
a win is a win, they say. but maybe not in this case :shrug:

Break My Rapture
Apr 5th, 2011, 07:01 PM
She's out against Szavay.

GSMPrzysiezny
Apr 5th, 2011, 07:12 PM
Barthel is the name to remember for the future. She turned pro only two years ago, she concentrated on her education before, I expect some big improvement from her in the next 12 months.

It's nice to see a young player know what she's doing, and nice to see a tall girl with good movement and very good hands. A very bright prospect indeed, she just needs more experience and pro matches.

Nico_E
Apr 5th, 2011, 07:16 PM
what a fighter Kuzzy

thats why she has 2 GS's, biatches

A-Bond
Apr 5th, 2011, 07:16 PM
OMG what a struggle. I hope Agnes finally takes advantage and beats Kuznetsova here :o

pav
Apr 5th, 2011, 07:19 PM
To be fair to Svetlana,during the warmup, I did hear some ignorant, skinny bastard, sitting in the third row yell out "C'mon Kuzzy!" :fiery:

Juju Nostalgique
Apr 5th, 2011, 07:19 PM
Poor Mona Liss... :hug:

Svette... :smash:

silvamarius
Apr 5th, 2011, 07:19 PM
Sveta, Mon amour, it was :tape:

young_gunner913
Apr 5th, 2011, 07:27 PM
Oh Svets. :tape:

gmak
Apr 5th, 2011, 07:41 PM
oh dear Sveta
well done i guess :shrug:

Lapaco
Apr 5th, 2011, 07:43 PM
lol pathetic

timafi
Apr 5th, 2011, 07:49 PM
Sveta :facepalm::facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm::facepalm: :facepalm::facepalm:

mk27
Apr 5th, 2011, 08:17 PM
Mona, so close :sad: :hug:

Le Tenisse
Apr 5th, 2011, 08:20 PM
Mony :awww:

hankqq
Apr 5th, 2011, 09:05 PM
Barthel was serving for the match as well :lol: :help:
:o Sveta...she is so crazy :lol:

TheHangover
Apr 5th, 2011, 09:20 PM
To be fair to Svetlana,during the warmup, I did hear some ignorant, skinny bastard, sitting in the third row yell out "C'mon Kuzzy!" :fiery:

i always call her kuzzy! is there something wrong or offensive? tell me please so when i go to rome i'll be prepared

Bismarck.
Apr 5th, 2011, 09:20 PM
:facepalm:

ElusiveChanteuse
Apr 5th, 2011, 10:52 PM
:lol: Sveta.:p I guess this somehow lowers down people's expectation that she will win RG this year, or even reaching like QF at least.:p

Mary Cherry.
Apr 5th, 2011, 10:57 PM
To be fair to Svetlana,during the warmup, I did hear some ignorant, skinny bastard, sitting in the third row yell out "C'mon Kuzzy!" :fiery:

:spit: :rolls:

égalité
Apr 5th, 2011, 11:23 PM
oh god :hysteric: please win a game or two against szavay

Mistress of Evil
Apr 6th, 2011, 05:07 AM
thank God, it was not another new low reached :o

claypova
Apr 6th, 2011, 07:10 AM
oh my god :haha:

Lord Choc Ice
Apr 6th, 2011, 12:47 PM
Kuznetsova is a lost cause. :facepalm:

Sombrerero loco
Apr 6th, 2011, 01:51 PM
my gosh sveta :lol: