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Break My Rapture
Jun 20th, 2011, 08:15 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/9517706.stm Scroll down to Sam Smith's picks.

MEN'S
I think Roger Federer will win as he is hitting his serve and forehand unbelievably well at the moment.

WOMEN'S
Tsvetana Pironkova is a fantastic grass court player and I think she is the best server in the women's game. She reached the semis here last year and I think she could go one step further this year.

I. Can't.

TheHangover
Jun 20th, 2011, 08:16 PM
:facepalm:

Craig.
Jun 20th, 2011, 08:17 PM
WHAT, WHAT, WHAT?! :hysteric:

ptitnavet
Jun 20th, 2011, 08:17 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/9517706.stm Scroll down to Sam Smith's picks.
MEN'S
I think Roger Federer will win as he is hitting his serve and forehand unbelievably well at the moment.

WOMEN'S
Tsvetana Pironkova is a fantastic grass court player and I think she is the best server in the women's game. She reached the semis here last year and I think she could go one step further this year.

I. Can't.

:help:

Watch her lose to Giorgi now :lol:

Mistress of Evil
Jun 20th, 2011, 08:18 PM
I cant :hysteric:
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab210/_svetlio_/GIFS/2qxrkfp.gif

Root
Jun 20th, 2011, 08:20 PM
This thread will be bumped tomorrow afternoon.

NA-GOAT
Jun 20th, 2011, 08:21 PM
yes of course ... she beat Venus last year and was up a set on Vera until she choked so no reason why she should not make the final this year :spit:

Bismarck.
Jun 20th, 2011, 08:22 PM
I really hope she or the BBC got mixed up with Kvitova. :hysteric:

sluggahjells
Jun 20th, 2011, 08:22 PM
Does she owe the mafia something?

And to think, I thought she was always rational on Eurosport........Ehhhh geesh.

Sammo
Jun 20th, 2011, 08:23 PM
I cant :hysteric:
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab210/_svetlio_/GIFS/2qxrkfp.gif

:spit: Nice gif

sluggahjells
Jun 20th, 2011, 08:24 PM
Also of great note, Sue Barker

WOMEN'S
I am backing Maria Sharapova as she is the one person who is not afraid of the Williams sisters. Time might have beaten Venus and Serena in their battle to be fully fit but if Serena makes it into the second week I might have to change my choice of winner.

:lol::lol::lol::lol:

There are more players who aren't scared of Venus and Serena than Sharapova........and ehhh, Sam, she probably is scared.

Oh BBC

dsanders06
Jun 20th, 2011, 08:24 PM
:hysteric:

I love Sam Smith, but I really think she must be smoking the good stuff of late, because she's been coming up with some right howlers.

dsanders06
Jun 20th, 2011, 08:25 PM
Also of great note:

WOMEN'S
I am backing Maria Sharapova as she is the one person who is not afraid of the Williams sisters. Time might have beaten Venus and Serena in their battle to be fully fit but if Serena makes it into the second week I might have to change my choice of winner.

:lol::lol::lol::lol:

There are more players who aren't scared of Venus and Serena than Sharapova........and ehhh, Sam, she probably is scared.

Oh God, this post is even better than Sam Smith's comment :spit:

Darop.
Jun 20th, 2011, 08:25 PM
I'm quite sure there's an error somewhere in there :o Sam Smith has a bit of common sense, and she's very aware that Pironkova has been sucking this year...

sluggahjells
Jun 20th, 2011, 08:26 PM
I'm quite sure there's an error somewhere in there :o Sam Smith is one of the few commentators with a bit of common sense, and she's very aware that Pironkova has been sucking this year...

I hope for her sake that she is kidding.

The Daviator
Jun 20th, 2011, 08:26 PM
Oh Sam :facepalm: I really hope it's an error by the BBC and not her real opinion :unsure:

Bismarck.
Jun 20th, 2011, 08:27 PM
I'm quite sure there's an error somewhere in there :o Sam Smith is one of the few commentators with a bit of common sense, and she's very aware that Pironkova has been sucking this year...

I think Kvitova is the player she was describing now that I look closer.

nevetssllim
Jun 20th, 2011, 08:27 PM
I really hope she or the BBC got mixed up with Kvitova. :hysteric:

That has to be the only explanation.

sluggahjells
Jun 20th, 2011, 08:28 PM
That is definitely an error.......I think she meant Kvitova for sure and someone in the tech department screwed it up.

Don't agree that she is consistent a better server than Serena, but she definitely meant Petra there.

Dave.
Jun 20th, 2011, 08:28 PM
This is just Sam playing up the depth of the WTA by acting as if it's quite conceivable that the #33 can reach the Wimby final. Such a devoted supporter. :worship:

dsanders06
Jun 20th, 2011, 08:28 PM
Actually having read the whole article, I think she's actually picking Pironkova to be the WINNER :spit:

Serenita
Jun 20th, 2011, 08:29 PM
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The Witch-king
Jun 20th, 2011, 08:30 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/9517706.stm Scroll down to Sam Smith's picks.

MEN'S
I think Roger Federer will win as he is hitting his serve and forehand unbelievably well at the moment.

WOMEN'S
Tsvetana Pironkova is a fantastic grass court player and I think she is the best server in the women's game. She reached the semis here last year and I think she could go one step further this year.

I. Can't.

Really?

edificio
Jun 20th, 2011, 08:35 PM
Didn't Sam Smith say Maria was Maria again just this spring. Is she serious about Pironkova having the best serve in the women's game? Does she mean excluding all other great servers in the game? As for Sue Barker, she knows nothing. Charleston a couple years ago showed us that Masha has little confidence she can beat Serena. I guess all these strange winner predictions means that no one knows anything.

ViceUltramontain
Jun 20th, 2011, 08:39 PM
http://i32.tinypic.com/2i1l7q1.jpg

Coconut91
Jun 20th, 2011, 08:42 PM
That is definitely an error.......I think she meant Kvitova for sure and someone in the tech department screwed it up.

Don't agree that she is consistent a better server than Serena, but she definitely meant Petra there.

I really hope so. Otherwise: :help:

Conor
Jun 20th, 2011, 09:05 PM
I just read this on BBC and came over here to see if there was a thread yet lawl

Beat
Jun 20th, 2011, 09:08 PM
This thread will be bumped tomorrow afternoon.

you mean in a fortnight. ;)

Break My Rapture
Jun 20th, 2011, 09:10 PM
Actually having read the whole article, I think she's actually picking Pironkova to be the WINNER :spit:
When you read the article from the start, everyone is picking players to win the events. So naturally, when I got to Sam Smith's picks I could see in a glimpse that Pironkova's name was bolded for the women's event. :sobbing: So shocked that I laughed.

But if you read it carefully she says that she could go one step further than last year which means reaching the final, unless that's supposed to be ANOTHER error.

sluggahjells
Jun 20th, 2011, 09:31 PM
When you read the article from the start, everyone is picking players to win the events. So naturally, when I got to Sam Smith's picks I could see in a glimpse that Pironkova's name was bolded for the women's event. :sobbing: So shocked that I laughed.

But if you read it carefully she says that she could go one step further than last year which means reaching the final, unless that's supposed to be ANOTHER error.

Clearly, she met Kvitova to go a step forward.

"Best server on tour", I don't think anyone is considering Pironkova as that at all.

She clearly meant Petra.

eDonkey
Jun 20th, 2011, 09:36 PM
I will be dead if this "probably a mistake by BBC" becomes reality and shuts GM haters.:hysteric:

sluggahjells
Jun 20th, 2011, 09:45 PM
I will be dead if this "probably a mistake by BBC" becomes reality and shuts GM haters.:hysteric:

I think you need to focus more on whether your fav even makes it out of Round 1.

danieln1
Jun 20th, 2011, 10:00 PM
Everyone can make predictions......... So the winner of Ivanovic/Oudin will win the tourney for sure

eDonkey
Jun 20th, 2011, 10:27 PM
I think you need to focus more on whether your fav even makes it out of Round 1.

That can be said for almost anyone in London now. And she is a currently a favourite in terms of bookies, ranking, experience, etc. I'm much more worried for the 2nd round barrier - the mental barrier as well as the King/Martic one.

One thing can be said by now - that Tsvetana is a huge underdog for passing the 3r, let alone reach again the semis. So such a prediction can be rather brave - rather or not actually happens. I do find it much more entertaining to be told to turn my eyes to an underdog rather than listening again and again that Serena or Venus is going to win it again.And hear this again and again.

Truth is I do find much more disturbing not the fact that someone has picked a huge underdog to make wonders, but the fact that everyone picks Sharapova to win Wimbledon only because of her French Open performance - and not thinking about the easy draw she had there and her clay-melting higher-seeded opponents. She is a champ and she deserves be recognized as a favourite, but not as huge as she is now. The disturbing part is that they pick it by her name, not by her form.

manu32
Jun 20th, 2011, 10:35 PM
Who is Sam Smith? Never heard? a man ,a woaman ,a player,a brit probably?

stangtennis
Jun 20th, 2011, 10:44 PM
Who is Sam Smith? Never heard? a man ,a woaman ,a player,a brit probably?
It's short for Samuel Smith's Brewery http://www.samuelsmithsbrewery.co.uk
So Samuel Smith was drunk when making these comments.

http://www.samuelsmithsbrewery.co.uk/wpimages/wpb7feec5a.jpg

Shepster
Jun 20th, 2011, 11:13 PM
Who is Sam Smith? Never heard? a man ,a woaman ,a player,a brit probably?
British female player in the 90s who got to like, the 4th round at Wimbledon once. She was always just outside the top 100, that pushed her to about 60-ish, which was her career-high ranking. Now she commentates for Eurosport and the BBC (where she's by far and away the best one). Hilariously, the reason why she's a good commentator is because she wasn't an elite player, so she can articulate why people are sucking very well. My favourite exchange of hers was when a co-commentator asked her what it was like when you get to the quarter finals of a tournament and the pressures change and how you deal with that mentally ... she said "Well, I didn't get to that many quarter finals" :lol::worship::hearts:

dsanders06
Jun 20th, 2011, 11:26 PM
British female player in the 90s who got to like, the 4th round at Wimbledon once. She was always just outside the top 100, that pushed her to about 60-ish, which was her career-high ranking. Now she commentates for Eurosport and the BBC (where she's by far and away the best one). Hilariously, the reason why she's a good commentator is because she wasn't an elite player, so she can articulate why people are sucking very well. My favourite exchange of hers was when a co-commentator asked her what it was like when you get to the quarter finals of a tournament and the pressures change and how you deal with that mentally ... she said "Well, I didn't get to that many quarter finals" :lol::worship::hearts:

My favourite "Sam-ism" was when once she was asked if she could do the splits when she was playing, and she replied "Only if there was an ambulance on standby". :lol:

Her win over Conchita Martinez at Wimbledon in the late 90s (who was ranked #7 at the time) was her one and only huge win.

harloo
Jun 20th, 2011, 11:31 PM
:lol: Pironkova, the best server in the women's game? This chick must be smoking crack.

Break My Rapture
Jun 21st, 2011, 04:03 PM
Hold on to your horses everyone, Tsveti crushed GOATmila GOATiorgi 2 and 1 today.

Perhaps Sam Smith knew what she did when picking her. :oh:

quote unquote
Jun 21st, 2011, 04:11 PM
Sam Smith is a really nice woman

and what would be so bad if Pironkova did reah the final,or won it? at least Bulgaria would have something to cheer about

Langers
Jun 21st, 2011, 04:12 PM
Pironkova??????????? ONE OF THE BEST SERVES???????????

:spit:

I cant :hysteric:
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab210/_svetlio_/GIFS/2qxrkfp.gif
One of the best I've seen. :haha: :worship:

oomph
Jun 21st, 2011, 04:15 PM
Also of great note, Sue Barker

WOMEN'S
I am backing Maria Sharapova as she is the one person who is not afraid of the Williams sisters. Time might have beaten Venus and Serena in their battle to be fully fit but if Serena makes it into the second week I might have to change my choice of winner.

:lol::lol::lol::lol:

There are more players who aren't scared of Venus and Serena than Sharapova........and ehhh, Sam, she probably is scared.

Oh BBC

:facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:

LCS
Jun 21st, 2011, 04:16 PM
:facepalm:

sluggahjells
Jun 21st, 2011, 04:17 PM
:facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:

:rolls:

Of course you would disagree.........Shriester fan obsession does those things.

Certinfy
Jun 21st, 2011, 04:18 PM
Sam :drool: Love her so much and hope she's right, as for her men's prediction, fuck her.

petkoan
Jun 21st, 2011, 04:23 PM
in the current state of the game, I wouldn't be surprised to be honest. she has some game and she made the semis last year, so shall we say: why not?

NedRise
Jun 21st, 2011, 04:30 PM
I just read this. It does say Kvitova now.

Nobody picking Venus?

duhcity
Jun 21st, 2011, 04:35 PM
Sam Smith is a really nice woman

and what would be so bad if Pironkova did reah the final,or won it? at least Bulgaria would have something to cheer about

They have a hot up and coming male player :hearts:

Mr.Sharapova
Jun 21st, 2011, 04:35 PM
http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad151/Milot_Sheremeti/am8nlw.gif

Break My Rapture
Jun 21st, 2011, 04:46 PM
Yep they changed it to Kvitova now. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/9517706.stm

Too bad, the hilarity is off now.

quote unquote
Jun 21st, 2011, 04:49 PM
maybe Sam did say Pironkova and read this thread and you all poking fun @ her, she rang up her agent and told them to change it to Kvitova, keep a eye on the article to see which player goes out first and maybe it will chnage again

BlueTrees
Jun 22nd, 2011, 03:56 PM
Sam knows her tennis. :cool:

shoryuken
Jun 22nd, 2011, 04:03 PM
maybe Sam did say Pironkova and read this thread and you all poking fun @ her, she rang up her agent and told them to change it to Kvitova, keep a eye on the article to see which player goes out first and maybe it will chnage again

:lol: hi Sam!:wavey:

Raiden
Jun 22nd, 2011, 05:15 PM
Yep they changed it to Kvitova now. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/9517706.stm

Too bad, the hilarity is off now.Duh. She got tweet-bombed so she backtracked. That's how it goes these days.

NA-GOAT
Jun 22nd, 2011, 07:57 PM
Pironkova :rocker:

toxina90
Jun 22nd, 2011, 08:36 PM
you mean in a fortnight. ;)

This :bounce:

madmax
Jun 22nd, 2011, 08:38 PM
so far so good:banana:
Make dat final Tsveti:cheer:

Gilas.
Jun 24th, 2011, 02:56 PM
Verochka :hug: Tsveti :yeah:
And yo bitches are hatin' on Sam Smith. :rolleyes:

sluggahjells
Jun 24th, 2011, 02:59 PM
I got told BTW from a reporting buddy that Sam Smith meant Kvitova, and not Pironkova :)

Told you.

Raiden
Jun 24th, 2011, 03:00 PM
LMAO! there is an angry Bepa-freak mod here at TF

So pissed that he/she merged a results-thread with a Sam Smith media-article thread :lol:

ViceUltramontain
Jun 24th, 2011, 03:01 PM
WTH ? Merging a result thread and that ?

kaetchen
Jun 24th, 2011, 03:04 PM
LMAO! there is an angry Bepa-freak mod here at TF

So pissed that he/she merged a results-thread with a Opinion-article thread :lol:

:lol: exactly

Don't know what happens to Tsveti when she sees grass but it's amazing! :bounce:
:lol: to all the haters thinking she would lose in R1 and go out of top 100.

Spring Pools
Jun 24th, 2011, 03:04 PM
Well Pironkova just kicked Zvonareva's ass. Next is most likely Venus. If she does end up getting to the finals, Sam Smith will get to feed you all some crow!

BlueTrees
Jun 24th, 2011, 03:11 PM
Why the hell was a results thread merged with this? :lol:

jesus_saves
Jun 24th, 2011, 03:13 PM
How long before I can start a thread?

Alejandrawrrr
Jun 24th, 2011, 03:14 PM
Watch them change the name back.

jesus_saves
Jun 24th, 2011, 03:17 PM
hmmm

ViceUltramontain
Jun 24th, 2011, 04:04 PM
How long before I can start a thread?

Not long enough, that's sure.

eDonkey
Jun 24th, 2011, 04:09 PM
How long before I can start a thread?

what thread do you want to start?
I will start it for you if it's that important for you in order to finally cease spamming everywhere.:rolleyes:

Break My Rapture
Jun 24th, 2011, 04:51 PM
I have to admit Sam Smith really annoyed the living crap out of me today during Sharapova/Robson, but wow she's really hitting the nail on the head with Kvitova/Pironkova so far. :bowdown:

delicatecutter
Jun 24th, 2011, 04:53 PM
Tsveti! :rocker2:

Mrs. Dimitrova
Jun 24th, 2011, 05:57 PM
Sam Smith knows her shit. :hysteric:

Jane Lane
Jun 24th, 2011, 06:00 PM
Does Sam Smith know something we don't? :oh:

keithb1961
Jun 24th, 2011, 07:45 PM
:hearts:Tsveti:worship:

sluggahjells
Jun 24th, 2011, 07:55 PM
Well Pironkova just kicked Zvonareva's ass. Next is most likely Venus. If she does end up getting to the finals, Sam Smith will get to feed you all some crow!

Again, to remind you, San Smith meant Kvitova......That has already been told by me.

Spring Pools
Jun 24th, 2011, 08:02 PM
Again, to remind you, San Smith meant Kvitova......That has already been told by me.

Well either way, she knows her shit. Kvitova is doing well.

Sammy Stones
Jun 24th, 2011, 08:50 PM
shit, sam, you're usually so sensible.

best server?

Pops Maellard
Jun 25th, 2011, 02:13 AM
Pironkova in Wimbledon final? :lol:

6vxiQ9JCKvE

sky20748
Jun 25th, 2011, 03:51 AM
So Pironkova beat Venus last year and made the semis and this year she reached the fourth round and now she is a grass court specialist who is going to win Wimbledon? Okkkkkkkkkkkkk wow wow and wow again. haahahahaahahahah it remains to be seen. If she does then congrats to her but in no way shape or form is this girl a grass court specialist. come on now.

BlueTrees
Jun 25th, 2011, 04:56 AM
http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s120/Seanlol123/haters-gonna-hate-2.gif

nfl46
Jun 25th, 2011, 05:02 AM
A grass court specialist? Really? Has she won Wimbledon NUMEROUS times? Get the f-ck outta here!!!! Venus, PLEASE own her so we can send her back packing to wherever she came from.

FedererBulgaria
Jun 25th, 2011, 08:38 AM
So many haters...Tsveti is such a nice girl:confused:

TZVETI83
Jun 25th, 2011, 09:08 AM
Tzveti is about as nice as it comes, the girl could not ever say or do something disrespectful, people on here are idiots. She is a great girl from a great background, her family are olympic athletes, worldwide famous painters and just about the most down to earth people you could meet, shame on people on here!!

eDonkey
Jun 25th, 2011, 10:18 AM
Tzveti is about as nice as it comes, the girl could not ever say or do something disrespectful, people on here are idiots. She is a great girl from a great background, her family are olympic athletes, worldwide famous painters and just about the most down to earth people you could meet, shame on people on here!!

And what has this to do with their attitude towards her?:D
She's nice, she had tones of disappointing results in the last few months and ... actually, she deserved most of her critics. Some people here exaggerate, but they have their own reasons not to like her and you can find it in their signatures. :haha:

iGOAT
Jun 25th, 2011, 10:22 AM
It says KVITOVA.

This. Thread. Fails.

Root
Jun 27th, 2011, 03:06 PM
It says KVITOVA.

This. Thread. Fails.

It said Pironkova before it was changed to Kvitova.


Werk it gurl!

danieln1
Jun 27th, 2011, 03:08 PM
Venus is throwing one of her famous SHITFESTS right now, itīs just disgusting to see...

WF4EVER
Jun 27th, 2011, 03:11 PM
Pironkova is just putting the ball in play and Venus looks like an old lazy cow.

She's not even competing; she deserves to have the court mopped with her again. I'm just so disgusted with this type of play from Venus. Seriously. Maybe she really needs to retire if she's going out on the court with such a bad attitude.

danieln1
Jun 27th, 2011, 03:13 PM
Pironkova is just putting the ball in play and Venus looks like an old lazy cow.

She's not even competing; she deserves to have the court mopped with her again. I'm just so disgusted with this type of play from Venus. Seriously. Maybe she really needs to retire if she's going out on the court with such a bad attitude.

Itīs just painful to see, maybe it has to do with Serena loss or whatever... :help:

WF4EVER
Jun 27th, 2011, 03:47 PM
She's supposed to be a professional, ffs! If Venus plays this way at Wimbledon, she stands no chance of winning anywhere else. It's more than painful to watch.

If she would lose playing good tennis and her opponent was playing better than her, I wouldn't mind. This is just another match that Venus is gifting to an opponent who has done nothing to earn it.

BlueTrees
Jun 27th, 2011, 04:05 PM
Sam Smith. :bowdown:

dsanders06
Jun 27th, 2011, 04:13 PM
She won't make the final. She'll get schooled tomorrow. Pironkova is only motivated if she's got Venus in her sights. Her work here is done.

Jane Lane
Jun 27th, 2011, 04:24 PM
http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af110/tennischica/_45990703_pundits-picks-day-8-still.gif?t=1309191718

Break My Rapture
Jun 27th, 2011, 04:25 PM
Smith's two minion will face off tomorrow, and Pironkova's face will literally go off when she sees the barrage of winners floating past her. :sobbing:

GoofyDuck
Jun 28th, 2011, 03:57 PM
Well, Sam Smith is commentatiing Kvitova/Pironkova and all she can talk about is Petra, so I doubt this statement.

dizoo
Jun 28th, 2011, 04:31 PM
Pironkova is so cute!

DefyingGravity
Jun 28th, 2011, 04:52 PM
Mm...if Pironkova were to sneak out this set, Sam might not look so bad at picking 'em.

Horizon
Jun 28th, 2011, 04:54 PM
She seems really into Petra in this match.

Either way Sam is one of the few commentators I can actually stand listening to :lol: I wouldn't mind if she'd picked Craybas to win.

dsanders06
Jun 28th, 2011, 04:54 PM
Well, Sam Smith is commentatiing Kvitova/Pironkova and all she can talk about is Petra, so I doubt this statement.

Yeah, I saw a video on the BBC website earlier where Sam was giving predictions for all the QFs, and she picked GOATra to win the title.

She did pick Paszek to beat Azarenka though, so can we please start mocking her for that? :lol: