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mk27
Jun 11th, 2011, 11:33 AM
Venus Williams vs. Andrea Petkovic

crazillo
Jun 11th, 2011, 11:48 AM
If Venus is back at 100%, she will win this, she is the best grass court player on the tour. But then, she has been out forever. Not sure what Petko can do, but I don't like her to go into Wimbledon with one preparation match.

Specter
Jun 11th, 2011, 01:47 PM
The 4th quarter is just mind boggling. A whole host of in-form players + Vee. The sisters' return might throw a wrench in a few player's Wimbly prep from the looks of it. :tape:

croissant
Jun 11th, 2011, 03:27 PM
WOW, first round's gonna be tough for Petko, but also exciting! can't wait to watch Petko vs. Venus!

Talita Kumi
Jun 11th, 2011, 03:41 PM
:(

burn
Jun 11th, 2011, 03:42 PM
Wow... that's tough :tape:

Dorien.
Jun 11th, 2011, 04:58 PM
I really don't like this :o I don't think that Venus would make a comeback if she wasn't 100%.

matthias
Jun 11th, 2011, 05:20 PM
Venus and Serena are always in shape when they come back, so i donīt expect Petko to win this.
:(
But hopefully she can learn from Venus on grass

Carsten
Jun 11th, 2011, 10:26 PM
what a bullshit this draw :wazzup::facepalm:

nufflemutts
Jun 13th, 2011, 11:57 AM
Match about to start. Good luck Petko Petkorazzi!

matthias
Jun 13th, 2011, 02:46 PM
Petko lost 5-7 7-5 3-6
unfortunally Petko wasnīt able to break back at 1-3 in third set (15-40, and another BP at AD) but i havenīt seen the match and so i canīt judge if she wasted or Venus just served well or played good facing Breakpoint.
But good fight from Petko, itīs not shame to go out against Venus on gras, even when it was her first match since January

Carsten
Jun 13th, 2011, 02:57 PM
yeah really not a shame to lose to venus on grass... it was the worst possible draw to get especially when you're seeded :(

crazillo
Jun 13th, 2011, 03:07 PM
Sad for Petkovic, hope this one match is enough preparation for Wimbledon.

Specter
Jun 13th, 2011, 03:18 PM
I don't even mind her losing to Vee; it's just all the stupid comments from the Petko haters that annoy me. Some of them act like she murders puppies for fun in her free time. I don't know what their beef is.

Except the beef from the Dutch folks. But that's expected. :oh:


Well, whatever. Hoping for a decent Wimby draw at least. This draw was for the dogs anyway.

matthias
Jun 13th, 2011, 03:18 PM
Sad for Petkovic, hope this one match is enough preparation for Wimbledon.
last year she reached sīHertogenbosch final and lost 1st round at Wimbledon.
imo at Wimbledon you need a good draw more then at any other Tournaments.
there are some really weak Grass-Court players out there, and some really tough ones (Lisicki as example)
i donīt have high expections for Wimbledon, but a 3rd round would be nice, but it all depends on the Draw
Sabine in 1st round would be really bad:mad:

Talita Kumi
Jun 13th, 2011, 05:10 PM
:tears:

matthias
Jun 13th, 2011, 08:24 PM
and btw. itīs just the first time Petko lost at 1st round in 2011.
No Drama

Carsten
Jun 13th, 2011, 08:27 PM
yeah definitely no drama :)... only bad thing is she loses some of her 's-Hertogenbosch final points :(

matthias
Jun 13th, 2011, 08:56 PM
yeah definitely no drama :)... only bad thing is she loses some of her 's-Hertogenbosch final points :(
in my calculation she defended her sīHertogenbosch points already with her Strasbourg victory
because i knew how hard it will be to defend her points at the strong Eastbourne field

Dorien.
Jun 14th, 2011, 07:04 PM
I didn't saw the match but losing in 3 sets against Venus isn't a shame... Good luck for Wimbly girl :rocker:
Looking forward to see her :)

Dementinator
Jun 15th, 2011, 12:01 PM
Saw Petko practicing at Eastbourne yesterday afternoon, spent a happy time courtside watching her go through her routine.

Hell, she is one physically impressive girl, very strong indeed and hard working.

Lets hope for a good wimbledon.