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fouc
Jun 15th, 2011, 02:08 PM
3 top 10 wins this season, and all against Fran on all surfaces now :) Funny, cause pre-2011 Aga herself was talking about Francesca as her worst match-up and was 0-4 H2H before Fran entered top 10.

saul1333
Jun 15th, 2011, 02:09 PM
Thank you Aga :hearts:

Heard that she played very well.

Started this year 0-4 against Fran. This year beat her on hard, clay, and grass.

Svetlana)))
Jun 15th, 2011, 02:11 PM
Don't get why Fran has such poor results on grass. She has so many tools to succeed - good slice serve, outstanding slice backhand and wonderful net game. She just needs to hit her forehand with less topspin and deeper :shrug:

Irute
Jun 15th, 2011, 02:13 PM
Congrats Aga :yeah:, well done
Franny :hug:

sluggahjells
Jun 15th, 2011, 02:13 PM
Don't get why Fran has such poor results on grass. She has so many tools to succeed - good slice serve, outstanding slice backhand and wonderful net game. She just needs to hit her forehand with less topspin and deeper :shrug:

Her forehand....she catches it late sometimes, and that is the difference really.

It's a huge difference.

SAISAI-GOAT
Jun 15th, 2011, 02:13 PM
Fran :tape:

whichever of the top 4 draws her in the Wimbledon QF :inlove:

I have a feeling it will be injured Kim v useless Fran though :help:

Aryman3
Jun 15th, 2011, 02:13 PM
Well done, Lady Aga

FORZA SARITA
Jun 15th, 2011, 02:14 PM
Sexa please play only GS :lol:

Landon92
Jun 15th, 2011, 02:16 PM
Another HUGE win for Radwanska, and another HUGE disappoint for Schiavone.
Radwanska proved that her grass court game is really nice, she didn't beat two top30 players in a row since Miami this or San Diego last year.
Good luck against this hopeless brainless ballbasher.

Alizé Molik
Jun 15th, 2011, 02:16 PM
the court in Eastbourne is playing like a mid paced hardcourt so there's really no excuse for this level of shittery.

Kim's_fan_4ever
Jun 15th, 2011, 02:17 PM
Delicious result :drool: Thank you Aga.

fouc
Jun 15th, 2011, 02:19 PM
the court in Eastbourne is playing like a mid paced hardcourt so there's really no excuse for this level of shittery.

Courts in Eastbourne are as fast as can be.

duhcity
Jun 15th, 2011, 02:19 PM
the court in Eastbourne is playing like a mid paced hardcourt so there's really no excuse for this level of shittery.

Really? It looks very fast to me. Well fast relative to what the courts are like these days. I'm expecting Wimbledon to be slower than this.

Smitten
Jun 15th, 2011, 02:20 PM
Don't get why Fran has such poor results on grass.

:spit:

Historically low first serve percentage.
Huge swings on both groundstrokes.
BH unable to withstand in constant high pace rallies.
Topspin less effective.
Poor returner against big servers.

Aaron.
Jun 15th, 2011, 02:21 PM
Fran :help:

Dominika23
Jun 15th, 2011, 02:25 PM
keep beatin her ass Radwanska hope they on same draw for wimby

delicatecutter
Jun 15th, 2011, 02:29 PM
Good job Aga! :bigclap: :hearts:

Gilas.
Jun 15th, 2011, 02:30 PM
Yes! :hearts: :inlove: :woohoo: :bounce: :bolt: :dance:

Cinek
Jun 15th, 2011, 02:33 PM
Aga :hearts:
Now brainless ballbasher Petra 'Tyczka' Kvitova :sobbing:


Come on!

fouc
Jun 15th, 2011, 02:34 PM
Petra is hardly brainless :o

AndreConrad
Jun 15th, 2011, 02:41 PM
Congrats Agnieszka :yeah:; I'd love to see you consistently push forward... please
Petra is hardly brainless :o
Agreed although both of them get into their respective "cruising modes" Petra into brainless ballbashing and Agnieszka into passive defending

Irute
Jun 15th, 2011, 02:51 PM
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Agreed although both of them get into their respective "cruising modes" Petra into brainless ballbashing and Agnieszka into passive defending

:lol: the funny part (or not) is that they lock in those modes regardless if it takes them to win or loss.

Marlene
Jun 15th, 2011, 03:04 PM
Nice!

olivero
Jun 15th, 2011, 03:06 PM
fuck yeah :bounce: love it.
I mean I feel sorry for Francesca but it's great that Agnieszka can consistantly trash her now :drool:
good luck against Petra!

Mightymirza
Jun 15th, 2011, 03:16 PM
Well done Isia.. Poor Fran.. Cant figure Isia out this yr!

ElusiveChanteuse
Jun 15th, 2011, 03:22 PM
Aga :cheer:

Antoshka
Jun 15th, 2011, 03:22 PM
Aga ;)

Belmont Lad
Jun 15th, 2011, 04:34 PM
Nicely done Aga :yeah:

Shvedbarilescu
Jun 15th, 2011, 05:01 PM
The way the Fran-Aga H2H has so comprehensive turned on it's head this year has to be one of 2011's most surprising, even downright strange aspects. Prior to this year, it was hard to see any way Aga was ever going to beat Fran. It just looked like one of those matchups that so drastically favours one player over the other that their matches looked like forgone conclusions. Now, less than 6 months into 2011 it is hard to see how Fran will ever beat Aga again. And yet it is difficult to put one's finger on why exactly things changed so much between the two as Aga hasn't significantly improved her results this year, nor have Fran's results gotten significantly worse.

L'Enfant Sauvage
Jun 15th, 2011, 05:03 PM
You'll always have Roland Garros, Fran :facepalm:

AndreConrad
Jun 15th, 2011, 05:05 PM
The way the Fran-Aga H2H has so comprehensive turned on it's head this year has to be one of 2011's most surprising, even downright strange aspects. Prior to this year, it was hard to see any way Aga was ever going to beat Fran. It just looked like one of those matchups that so drastically favours one player over the other that their matches looked like forgone conclusions. Now, less than 6 months into 2011 it is hard to see how Fran will ever beat Aga again. And yet it is difficult to put one's finger on why exactly things changed so much between the two as Aga hasn't significantly improved her results this year, nor have Fran's results gotten significantly worse.
I guess Agnieszka never needed to improve a lot against Francesca with the exception of believing in herself. She knows now she can do it. It applies to a lot of players as well as how deep she is in a given tournament.

Spring Pools
Jun 15th, 2011, 05:37 PM
Don't get why Fran has such poor results on grass. She has so many tools to succeed - good slice serve, outstanding slice backhand and wonderful net game. She just needs to hit her forehand with less topspin and deeper :shrug:

She's a former Wimbledon quarterfinalist. I think the problem is that last year she had Roland Garros hangover. Dunno why she's sucking this year though.

Marionated
Jun 15th, 2011, 05:49 PM
Again :o but it is grass this time. Fran is such a joke outside of the slams this year :sobbing:

TheHangover
Jun 15th, 2011, 06:04 PM
a 4th round in wimbledon would be gold for schiavone

Sonja1989
Jun 15th, 2011, 06:08 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: I'm glad for Aga, hopefully she wins the quarterfinal too. :D

scandic78
Jun 15th, 2011, 06:12 PM
Great result Aga, really hoping she can make her mark at Wimbledon this year :bounce:

Fran :hug: rest up for RG 2012 :lol:

timafi
Jun 15th, 2011, 06:14 PM
sprinkle some red dirt on it and Fran will be sliding on it like there's no tomorrow:oh::oh::oh::oh::oh::oh::oh:

scandic78
Jun 15th, 2011, 06:14 PM
sprinkle some red dirt on it and Fran will be sliding on it like there's no tomorrow:oh::oh::oh::oh::oh::oh::oh:

:happy:

Shvedbarilescu
Jun 15th, 2011, 06:45 PM
Again :o but it is grass this time. Fran is such a joke outside of the slams this year :sobbing:

Not really. Look carefully and you will see Fran has been playing to pretty much the same standard over the 1st half of 2011 that she played the 1st half of 2010 with. Infact if anything she has been marginally better this year, pretty impressive really considering she is a year older.

Let me spell it out, piece by piece.

Lets start. 2010 Fran reached the semis in Auckland, lost 1st round Sydney and reached the final 16 of the AO. This year Fran skipped Auckland in favour of the Hopman cup, lost 1st round Sydney again and reached the quarters of the AO. Not a lot of difference I'd say.

Last year, Fran lost 2nd round in Paris, 2nd round in Dubai, 3rd round in Indian Wells and 3rd in Miami. This year, Fran did not play Paris and instead played Doha and Kuala Kumper. She lost her 1st match in both. But she improved in Dubai (3rd round), Indian Wells (4th round) and Miami (4th round). Overall, a definate improvement over this part of the calendar, although albeit not a substantial one.

During the European clay season last year, Fran won Barcelona. But then she lost 1st round Stuttgart, 2nd round Rome and 3rd round Madrid. This year, Fran did not defend Barcelona, but she did play Brussels, a Premier event whereas Barcelona was only an International and she made the semis. She again lost her 1st match in Stuttgart, and again lost 3rd round in Madrid but she improved in both Rome reaching the quarterfinals.

Last year, of course Fran won RG. This year she lost in the final, so a step down but still a pretty decent attempt at defending her title. Nevertheless she did drop 600 points at this event.

At Eastbourne last year Fran lost 1st round. She also lost 1st round at Wimbledon. This year Fran lost in the 2nd round of Eastbourne and she has yet to play Wimbledon.

Fran started 2011 with 4935 points. Next week she will have 4705 points. Considering she lost 600 points at RG this is pretty damn good. Not counting RG, Fran has actually gain 370 ranking points over the rest of the 1st half of the year. Also considering Fran lost 1st round at Wimbledon last year and did not pick up a lot of points between Wimbledon and the US Open last year I would say she has an excellent shot at entering the US Open with substantially more ranking points than she started the year with, despite having the pressure of having to defend a Grand Slam title.

So no. Fran has not been a joke outside of the Slams this year, she has actually been better than she was last year. So there. :p

Marionated
Jun 15th, 2011, 06:59 PM
I guess you have a point, Chris, but the fact that she is a slam champion as opposed to pre French open 2010 (we can put a lot of those post 2010 slam win losses due to still being on cloud 9 and therefore not being fully committed to tennis) makes it look A LOT worse, especially when you look at the the scorelines she has been losing by this year:

6-0 6-2 in Miami- disgraceful scoreline for a slam champion, especially against a lower ranked opponent.

1 and 3 in Stuttgart- a very poor performance.

2 and 4 to Sam in Rome.

Of course this one, being on grass, is not too suprising.

Shvedbarilescu
Jun 15th, 2011, 07:11 PM
I guess you have a point, Chris, but the fact that she is a slam champion as opposed to pre French open 2010 (we can put a lot of those post 2010 slam win losses due to still being on cloud 9 and therefore not being fully committed to tennis) makes it look A LOT worse, especially when you look at the the scorelines she has been losing by this year:

6-0 6-2 in Miami- disgraceful scoreline for a slam champion, especially against a lower ranked opponent.

1 and 3 in Stuttgart- a very poor performance.

2 and 4 to Sam in Rome.

Of course this one, being on grass, is not too suprising.

Yes, that is true. Having won a Slam people do have higher expectations of her than they have previously had. But the reality is she is still the same person and player. Only a year older. And having won a slam doesn't mean she is suddenly going to perform vastly better in every event she plays than she did prior to winning a Slam. We need to be realistic. I'd say she has done an outstanding job in the last year since winning a Slam considering she is not getting any younger and it is actually pretty impressive that the last 12 months have been virtually as good as the 12 months that culminated with her slam title. Sure, she has had some bad results here and there. Who hasn't?

rucolo
Jun 15th, 2011, 10:31 PM
Great win over world #7, Aga! :bowdown:

Aga is amazing on grass. Now upset Kvitova, Aga! ;)

Josh.
Jun 16th, 2011, 12:21 AM
A-rad :yeah:

Dominika23
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:27 AM
You'll always have Roland Garros, Fran :facepalm:

she wont have that for long :D

Aryman3
Jun 16th, 2011, 04:56 AM
Why it's so hard to accept that Aga 2011 plays better and stronger tennis

gaja kesari
Jun 16th, 2011, 08:34 AM
Excellent Aga. Good luck in the next round.