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#kArLoS#
Jun 20th, 2011, 01:57 PM
phew :woohoo:

never thought it would be so tight after the 1st set bagel.WD Vera :yeah:

FedererBulgaria
Jun 20th, 2011, 01:58 PM
She didnt deserve to win...i just hope Tsveti will find some form and will put this girl where she belongs....on the bottom

young_gunner913
Jun 20th, 2011, 01:58 PM
Alison :sad: Such a good match for her but really bad for Zvonareva. Just goes to show how mediocre of a player she is getting punished left and right.

Sean.
Jun 20th, 2011, 01:58 PM
Thank goodness, I felt sick watching that.

Pick it up Vera. :o

:hug: Riske played well.

darkangel23
Jun 20th, 2011, 01:58 PM
Vera :yeah:
Good to have a tough opponent early in the tournament :)


Good play Alison :)

eck
Jun 20th, 2011, 01:58 PM
Alison :hug:

Too bad the better player for the latter stages of the match lost.

Good job Vera.

BlueTrees
Jun 20th, 2011, 01:58 PM
Alison. :tears:

Antoshka
Jun 20th, 2011, 01:59 PM
:(

Serenus Christ
Jun 20th, 2011, 01:59 PM
http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lmtjvkRpRV1qbq8c7.gif

Foot's Fingers
Jun 20th, 2011, 01:59 PM
Vera survived ;) Pls increase yr level in next matches

Gilas.
Jun 20th, 2011, 01:59 PM
:cheer: Now defeat Vesnina.

longtin23
Jun 20th, 2011, 01:59 PM
Really need some tough matches to boost her form up...

eck
Jun 20th, 2011, 01:59 PM
http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lmtjvkRpRV1qbq8c7.gif

:hysteric:

NyCPsU
Jun 20th, 2011, 01:59 PM
Alison :sad: :hug:

Good showing.

Mistress of Evil
Jun 20th, 2011, 02:00 PM
It was too good to be true :crying2: it would have been epic if she lost :sobbing:

Marionated
Jun 20th, 2011, 02:00 PM
Good play from Alison. That point to save the first break point at 4-3 in the final set :worship:

Vera :shrug: needs to step it up to have any chance against Venus if they meet.

Specter
Jun 20th, 2011, 02:00 PM
Leave it to Bepa to turn a simple run to the bakery into a 3-set Odyssey of awful. Too much fodder for the haters in this one ...

goldenlox
Jun 20th, 2011, 02:00 PM
Riske has a decent grass game, but when she got close to the win, she choked big time.
Not a good start for Vera, but like with Oudin at the USO, players dont take these young players seriously enough.
Vera should be tougher against players she knows

Keadz
Jun 20th, 2011, 02:01 PM
Thankgod, play better please.

Alison got the crowd into the match :). She should be happy with that performance, sure we will see more of her at Wimbledon in the future.

Root
Jun 20th, 2011, 02:01 PM
http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lmtjvkRpRV1qbq8c7.gif

:crying2:

You won't be able to defend your points with this level of play Vera.

Jane Lane
Jun 20th, 2011, 02:01 PM
Phew. Glad Vera survived, and if Alison had been playing anyone else (not named Vika :angel:) I would've been rooting for her. Good showing.

Pick it up Vera :cheer:

saul1333
Jun 20th, 2011, 02:02 PM
Good stuff :yeah:

BepaMaria
Jun 20th, 2011, 02:03 PM
I'm so shocked at this result... Still struggling to come to terms with Riske taking a set off Zvonareva:o. Please Zvonareva, you must raise your level of play in your next match:facepalm:

nevetssllim
Jun 20th, 2011, 02:03 PM
Riske played some terrific points. Those half-volleys and that angled FH in the final set were superb! I hope she can translate this form onto the hard-courts.

TheHangover
Jun 20th, 2011, 02:03 PM
booring zvonareva, in the interview she ALWAYS says the same things, i'm just looking at my game, i look foreward to the next match, i have to stay focused, bla bla bla, she should change disk a little bit

bandabou
Jun 20th, 2011, 02:04 PM
Surpringly tight after the 1st set. She survived, but girl's playing lots of three-setters these days. Gonna catch up with you sometime.

madmax
Jun 20th, 2011, 02:04 PM
the better grasscourter lost...
bad for the game

Patrick345
Jun 20th, 2011, 02:05 PM
Use this

http://s42.radikal.ru/i095/1006/bc/11dbfd9e9039.jpg

or this

http://www.viceland.com/blogs/at/files/2009/12/dildo-dog.jpg

but it is time to get your shit back together.

Huntress55
Jun 20th, 2011, 02:06 PM
Good showing from Riske :yeah:

Vera... well its a given she has to up her game if shes going to repeat last year or better.

simonsaystennis
Jun 20th, 2011, 02:07 PM
Alison :sad: :hug:

She always gets AWFUL Wimbledon draws... seriously she would have beaten almost every unseeded girl in the draw.

John.
Jun 20th, 2011, 02:07 PM
Vera :unsure: Improve for the next round

CoryAnnAvants#1
Jun 20th, 2011, 02:08 PM
Looks like Alison will be getting some wild cards this summer :lol: GREAT match for her, especially impressive with how she recovered after losing the first set 6-0.

jefrilibra
Jun 20th, 2011, 02:08 PM
Vera was goddamn awful and every time Lindsay Davenport mentioned that she's a finalist last year made me cringe even more!

eck
Jun 20th, 2011, 02:10 PM
Vera was goddamn awful and every time Lindsay Davenport mentioned that she's a finalist last year made me cringe even more!

Lindsay was so bitchy towards Vera :lol:

Something about how she doesn't have quite a huge serve etc etc
It's like she herself couldn't believe Vera reached Wimbledon finals last year :o

rnwerner
Jun 20th, 2011, 02:12 PM
Fantastic match (!) of womens tennis.

Both players played very good.

The first set was excellent from Zvonareva who nearly hit any errors.
The secong set was stormy and well planed grass court tennis (with a lot of superb net approaches) from Riske.

The third set was tight until 3-3.
Then Zvonareva was just the player who made less errors.

Zvonareva was a little bit passive from time to time but thats her game. She tried to counterpunch. Her service was good, her defense was very good. Her attitude is good as well.

I really think that some of the seeds (and some of the Top 10 as well) would have lost against this young aggressive player who just played the best match of her career.

harloo
Jun 20th, 2011, 02:12 PM
Vera aint shit. WTH was that? :help::haha:

Level55
Jun 20th, 2011, 02:13 PM
Lindsay wasn't being bitchy, she critiques everyone that way!

Anyway, Riske has a lot of potential and played very well.

Bepa :tape: I love you, but that was awful.Not sure what happened in the second set, but she will have to step up her game massively if she wants to get further. Especially when (presumably) she plays Venus.

She should easily beat players like Pironkova and Vesnina :(

Pasta-Na
Jun 20th, 2011, 02:13 PM
:unsure:

Jane Lane
Jun 20th, 2011, 02:16 PM
Lindsay was so bitchy towards Vera :lol:

Something about how she doesn't have quite a huge serve etc etc
It's like she herself couldn't believe Vera reached Wimbledon finals last year :o

Lindsay still thinks she should be out there on Tour. Her own fault for not following the golden rule: "No glove, no love."

rnwerner
Jun 20th, 2011, 02:19 PM
The statistics.

Zvonareva 22 Winners, 15 errors, 6 aces, 2 df.

That's not bad.

Level55
Jun 20th, 2011, 02:21 PM
It's not bad but she should never have lost the second set.
It was a lack of concentration and hopefully she will learn from it.

Danger.
Jun 20th, 2011, 02:21 PM
Alison :hug: A lot of work to be done :hug:
Congrats to Vera :yeah: I didn't think she could have lost after the bagel :)

C. Drone
Jun 20th, 2011, 02:22 PM
just another Sergeyless Slam. :[

1st set was fluke, but Vera was better overall.

TheHangover
Jun 20th, 2011, 02:24 PM
Use this

http://s42.radikal.ru/i095/1006/bc/11dbfd9e9039.jpg

or this

http://www.viceland.com/blogs/at/files/2009/12/dildo-dog.jpg

but it is time to get your shit back together.


:o:rolleyes: really classy

dsanders06
Jun 20th, 2011, 02:36 PM
In fairness, Riske actually played extremely well. :eek: She has a great game for Grass.
I still don't Zvonareva losing before she gets to Venus in R4... she's actually one of the mentally toughest players in the game now when it comes to surviving against the rank-and-file, as we saw today.

Mary Cherry.
Jun 20th, 2011, 02:39 PM
Glad I missed the first set, because Riske really impressed me for most of the match after that. Was hoping for the upset tbh :sad:

Srodgers
Jun 20th, 2011, 02:43 PM
Alison :hug: Great try.

She gets the worst draws at almost ever WTA event :sad:

Level55
Jun 20th, 2011, 02:44 PM
There is usually a first round shock.
It nearly happened today, but I am guessing people here are hoping that it will happen to Woz.

ElusiveChanteuse
Jun 20th, 2011, 02:45 PM
Bepa :tape: Not good indication about your form..good luck defending your final points.:scared:

sluggahjells
Jun 20th, 2011, 02:47 PM
:cheer: Now defeat Vesnina.

That will be quite the mental match where if Vesnina plays her, she will be embolden.

She knows she can mentally outtough Vera just on the appearance of her being the "leader" when they were doubles partners last year.

Reptilia
Jun 20th, 2011, 02:55 PM
Bepa:yawn:

NJ88
Jun 20th, 2011, 03:01 PM
After the second set I was really hoping Riske would win and it looked likely at the start of the third. She gave it away though with some pretty bad errors towards the end. Bad match from Zvonareva, I dont see her doing as well this year.

eDonkey
Jun 20th, 2011, 03:04 PM
Use this

http://s42.radikal.ru/i095/1006/bc/11dbfd9e9039.jpg

or this

http://www.viceland.com/blogs/at/files/2009/12/dildo-dog.jpg

but it is time to get your shit back together.

:haha::haha::haha::haha::haha:
Good luck next round, Vera, play wiser. :hug:

Alison, if you're gonna play well on grass, just play all the time and don't be scary of big names!:tape:
Looking forward to next season for you.

goldenlox
Jun 20th, 2011, 03:31 PM
Vera is in Venus' section, so she is going to have to play much better than this to get past the round of 16

quote unquote
Jun 20th, 2011, 06:34 PM
i laugh @ the two dopes who congratulate each other after she won

what the hoohaa! get rid off them, Vera

Andy.
Jun 20th, 2011, 11:05 PM
I thought it was a really fun and interesting match. There were some great points played today. Riske played well and its nice to see a player who likes coming into the net and knows what to do when she gets there.