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Spring Pools
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:06 AM
Go Jaja!

Vee Williams
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:07 AM
Not a bad match. Well done, Jelena. Good luck tomorrow.

Anabelcroft
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:07 AM
The Empress means bussiness ;)

Josh.
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:07 AM
:hearts:

MH0861
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:07 AM
Andrea played pretty well given how wrapped up she was, but what a fab performance from the Empress after getting the break back in the first.

duhcity
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:07 AM
First set was lots of fun.
Good play from JJ.

Good final in Cincinnati.

Bad start, lots of errors in the beginning, but toned it down.

Tatcher
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:07 AM
Jelena is a goddess :worship::worship:

Steven.
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:07 AM
that exchnage at the net was so pleasant. :)

Spring Pools
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:07 AM
Good luck in the finals!

martinahfan7
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:08 AM
Congrats Jelena!! Back in form and has to be one of the favourites for the USO

hurricanejeanne
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:08 AM
Jelena really cleaned up her game, the final with Maria will be interesting.

Huge hats off the Andrea for going out there and trying the best she could. Hopefully she'll be okay for the US Open. :awww:

Bayo
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:08 AM
Old school Lady JaJa. Work.

:kiss: @ Andrea for finishing the match.

Potato
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:08 AM
Wow, who would've expected JJ to make the final. Obviously she had a little luck but I'm glad to see her winning matches. :)

young_gunner913
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:08 AM
Win the title Empress. :hearts:

Patrick345
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:08 AM
Pretty good match. Petkovic just couldnīt keep up with JJ in the 2nd set.

Guess JJ has decided Ana is not passing her in the rankings and BoJJ isnīt getting any more photoshoots. :p

Pump-it-UP
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:08 AM
JJ was so good. Best I've seen her play in ages tbh.

We have our dramatic final. :oh:

pedropt
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:08 AM
Well done Jelena! :hearts:

SVK
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:08 AM
It started like a pretty mediocre match but they raised the level later.
Jankovicīs volleys were stunning.

Honorable mention to Petkovicīs net cord at *5-6 GP - there was some magic in this one.

Mrs. Dimitrova
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:09 AM
Wow, Jelena was pretty pretty good.

Vefci Y
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:09 AM
Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Valanga
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:09 AM
you can't help asking why JJ dumped sanchez in 2009
she is revived best match since 10 IW final

Otlichno
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:10 AM
Win the title! Empress finally finding her crown! :cheer:

duhcity
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:11 AM
you can't help asking why JJ dumped sanchez in 2009
she is revived best match since 10 IW final

She dumped him after 2010 Sydney. Where she lost to Szavay I believe.
Can't blame her. She went on to win IW, Rome Final, RG Semi's :shrug:

Vikapower
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:11 AM
Janko pulls THE run of her year to prolong her journeys in the top 200. Lol.

Novichok
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:11 AM
Empress' reign of terror to begin. :hearts:

doooma6816
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:12 AM
Nice match. Very entertaining first set.
At the beginning many errors and no winners from Jelena, probably a bit rusty...but then she played well...
BH DTL existed today! BH overall was greet today, IMO the best since last year RG.
And net play was pretty good...she made some nice volleys:eek:

Steven.
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:12 AM
http://i55.tinypic.com/292mw7p.png

justineheninfan
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:12 AM
Wouldnt it be funny if JJ won her first slam at this years U.S Open after everyone counted her out (not predicting that by the way, but now that she is playing well again and with the continued chaos of the WTA anything is possible).

Tatcher
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:12 AM
Sanchez :worship::worship:

HRHoliviasmith
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:13 AM
Congrats and good luck tommorrow, jelena! :bigclap:

Andrea - So glad I didn't have to see you dance. Rest up that knee. :hug:

Lennval
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:13 AM
amazing game from Jaja :worship:
it was a good match actually

Valanga
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:14 AM
She dumped him after 2010 Sydney. Where she lost to Szavay I believe.
Can't blame her. She went on to win IW, Rome Final, RG Semi's :shrug:

my bad
at least she's back. Should have been earlier to save her top 10 record

So Disrespectful
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:14 AM
From 2-4 down JJ really started playing well, only dropping 3 games. Her volleys were top class!

Linguae^
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:14 AM
Wouldnt it be funny if JJ won her first slam at this years U.S Open after everyone counted her out (not predicting that by the way, but now that she is playing well again and with the continued chaos of the WTA anything is possible).
This is so :rocker2:

TennisArt
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:14 AM
JJ played really well!! Shockingly well to be honest. Please take the title tomorrow!

-NAJ-
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:15 AM
Well done Jelena.


JJ's volleys.:worship: so great.
Andrea was frustrated with jj's volleys during her conversation with coach:p

Fighterpova
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:17 AM
:hearts:

Ryan
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:18 AM
Congrats Jelena!! Back in form and has to be one of the favourites for the USO



Are you kidding me? She beats Fran and Petko, now she's a USO have. GM is such a mess. :hysteric:

homogenius
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:18 AM
horrible start, no rythm, a dozen of ues in the first 3 games and Petko was playing well.Then the Empress fought back in 2008 style (crucial 10mn game to break and comeback in the set) and started to progressively raise her game.She moved extremely well, changed the pace a lot and smartly used her cc fh more than usual.She charged the net when she had chances (some great volleys :eek:)and is FINALLY not afraid to hit her bh dtl like in the good old days.
Still some work to do but it's really good to see her at this level.
Ricardo is back; JJ is smiling and charming the crowd.It feels like we're in 2008 :sobbing:

Svetlana)))
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:19 AM
Petkovic should have rested, the tape she had on :help: Should be a good match against Maria tomorrow

MB.
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:19 AM
:yeah:

Roookie
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:19 AM
:woohoo:

Lefty.
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:20 AM
Loved the hug at net. :awww:

Glad to see JJ winning matches again. :yeah:

TennisArt
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:21 AM
By the way is Jankovic still dating that hot water polo player she met at the olympics? Have not seen him around in a long time.

Cp6uja
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:23 AM
For big names comebacks is almost always like this - not step by step, but some big noise overnight, like this Premier-5 final for Jankovic which after last season Wimbledon only in Dubai early this year beat some TOP30 opponent... but now she is back just like that and will play big final.

edificio
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:23 AM
The ESPN-Petkovic love story was getting sickening.

Good win, Jelena, after a slow start. Maybe JJ will make a dent in her win/loss record against Maria tomorrow.

If Petkovic's meniscus has a tear, I can't figure out why she played. I hope it hasn't been further damaged.

Valanga
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:24 AM
By the way is Jankovic still dating that hot water polo player she met at the olympics? Have not seen him around in a long time.

x2:lol:

Papillon.
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:27 AM
http://i55.tinypic.com/292mw7p.png

Good effort from Andrea despite the injury, so the stats are a little unfair. Jaja did what she needed I guess.

GL to Maria in the final! :)

-NAJ-
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:28 AM
JJ was moving like butterfly tonight. so nice to watch. reminds me on her moving during clay court season 2010 (until RG SF):p

By the way is Jankovic still dating that hot water polo player she met at the olympics? Have not seen him around in a long time.

Yes

Bobisa
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:30 AM
Bravo Jelena! I'm happy for you! :) volleys :inlove:

Setsuna.
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:32 AM
Jaja.:hearts:

TennisArt
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:45 AM
JJ was moving like butterfly tonight. so nice to watch. reminds me on her moving during clay court season 2010 (until RG SF):p



Yes

Oh good. Well she needs to start bringing that eye candy to more of her matches. The only reason there was to watch a Zvonareva snoozefest was to see Sergei. But she canned him.

iGOAT
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:46 AM
YES!!! Go Lady JaJa :inlove:. Beat Ma$ha :lick:.

Petkorazzi's sportsmanship is REALLY underrated :awww:.

iGOAT
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:47 AM
x2:lol:
He was half the reason for her slump. She claimed tennis wasn't 100% priority anymore :tape: so good think Ricardo is back ;).

Lachy
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:51 AM
LOVE it! LOVE Ricardo is back and jumping up after every single point. LOVE JJ's random volleys :drool:

I actually gained new respect for Andrea, playing an entire match visibly hampered for the crowd/her opponent was really something :yeah:

danieln1
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:53 AM
Great display of class from Andrea from even getting into the court with the injury knee, since she had a very serious knee injury in 08.......

Steven.
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:57 AM
LOVE it! LOVE Ricardo is back and jumping up after every single point. LOVE JJ's random volleys :drool:

I actually gained new respect for Andrea, playing an entire match visibly hampered for the crowd/her opponent was really something :yeah:

Great display of class from Andrea from even getting into the court with the injury knee, since she had a very serious knee injury in 08.......

amazing class at the end too, when she and JaJa had a small conversation and she was laughing. Her personality is amazing, and people who think she's fake... well, can't be helped.

Chim
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:58 AM
It's about time JJ. Let's win the title :kiss:

-NAJ-
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:58 AM
Jelena Jankovic with one event managed to defend almost all her points from 2nd part of 2010:haha:

Jane Lane
Aug 21st, 2011, 04:00 AM
Empress! :banana: WIN THIS SHIT.

Stonerpova
Aug 21st, 2011, 04:02 AM
It was nice of Jelena's backhand down the line to make an appearance.

Fun first set. Really enjoyed this one after the slugfest first semifinal.

doooma6816
Aug 21st, 2011, 04:02 AM
What will be JJ ranking now...and if she wins tommorow?

Steven.
Aug 21st, 2011, 04:06 AM
What will be JJ ranking now...and if she wins tommorow?

12th and 12th.

doooma6816
Aug 21st, 2011, 04:10 AM
12th and 12th.

thanks;)

so close to top 10...c'mon JJ!!

shoparound
Aug 21st, 2011, 04:14 AM
horrible start, no rythm, a dozen of ues in the first 3 games and Petko was playing well.Then the Empress fought back in 2008 style (crucial 10mn game to break and comeback in the set) and started to progressively raise her game.She moved extremely well, changed the pace a lot and smartly used her cc fh more than usual.She charged the net when she had chances (some great volleys :eek:)and is FINALLY not afraid to hit her bh dtl like in the good old days.
Still some work to do but it's really good to see her at this level.
Ricardo is back; JJ is smiling and charming the crowd.It feels like we're in 2008 :sobbing:

It certainly did! lol
LOVED IT!! :lol:

marineblue
Aug 21st, 2011, 04:55 AM
She looks promising before the US Open. Win this, JJ!

Gilas.
Aug 21st, 2011, 05:10 AM
JJ to win the Open :worship: :hearts:
Andreja :wavey:

Belmont Lad
Aug 21st, 2011, 05:25 AM
Wonderful stuff from JJ tonight, especially after being down 2-4 in the first. :hearts: Two of my favorites ladies in the final tomorrow, should be a barn burner! :armed: :yeah:

Ayumilover.
Aug 21st, 2011, 05:27 AM
oh crap. maybe she does give a damn. :eek:

andrea good work making the semis :yeah:

Ayumilover.
Aug 21st, 2011, 05:28 AM
that exchnage at the net was so pleasant. :)

Andrea is probably the best sport about handshakes after losing :D
that is one reason why she is so popular :yeah:

Pops Maellard
Aug 21st, 2011, 05:33 AM
:yeah:

Wiggly
Aug 21st, 2011, 06:05 AM
Great display of class from Andrea from even getting into the court with the injury knee, since she had a very serious knee injury in 08.......

She talked about the fans paying some big bucks in her presser. Very classy and thoughtful of her.

A bit different to Azarenka who decided 45 minutes before her night session match to withdraw.
That girl is way too selfish. She would be BAD for the Tour if she becomes #1.

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 21st, 2011, 06:07 AM
JJ :eek:
Petko :hug:

matty
Aug 21st, 2011, 06:31 AM
Nice to see JJ winning again!

MaBaker
Aug 21st, 2011, 07:08 AM
Our old Ferrari got out of the garage :worship:

burn
Aug 21st, 2011, 07:25 AM
JaJa :inlove:
Finally back :)

Just Do It
Aug 21st, 2011, 07:41 AM
Lady is back :worship:
Go get that title.

Brena
Aug 21st, 2011, 07:58 AM
A final? :hysteric:

olivero
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:10 AM
Empress :bowdown: take the title please!

matthias
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:19 AM
congrats to JJ
:hug: Andrea, hopefully the knee is fine

MarkNL
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:23 AM
Seems like Jelena is back on track! :) Too bad for Andrea, She's such a charmismatic player, would have liked her in the final.

Miracle Worker
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:26 AM
:sobbing:

JaJa is back :sobbing:

I'm so moved :sobbing:

GoofyDuck
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:54 AM
:cheer:

claypova
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:57 AM
JJ :worship:

MaruSharapova
Aug 21st, 2011, 08:58 AM
Wow! :eek: can't believe she won after hitting 11 ue's in the first 4 games or so. I thought it was gonna be one of those matches so I went to bed.. but she won! :eek:

borrowedheaven
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:09 AM
Congrats JJ!

Honestly, I think Andrea deserves the Karen Krancktze (or something like that) award. She is always nice at the net. a real class act.

matthias
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:19 AM
Congrats JJ!

Honestly, I think Andrea deserves the Karen Krancktze (or something like that) award. She is always nice at the net. a real class act.
yes she is, she is always nice at the net, no matter of winning or losing

ivanban
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:22 AM
:cheer: A final :bowdown:

Hopefully JJ will be in the groove against MAria, no one wants to watch beatdown :sobbing:

JustPetko
Aug 21st, 2011, 09:37 AM
Congrats JJ!

Honestly, I think Andrea deserves the Karen Krancktze (or something like that) award. She is always nice at the net. a real class act.

That's why I love her (except that she likes Dolan's films :hearts:).

C'mon JJ in final! :cheer:

Mistress of Evil
Aug 21st, 2011, 10:13 AM
JaJalicious is on a roll :hearts
Petko, regroup :awww::hug:

cn ireland
Aug 21st, 2011, 11:10 AM
Great win JJ:yeah:

Marionated
Aug 21st, 2011, 11:12 AM
Wow Jelena, win tonight!

Hope Andrea will be ok for the Open.

Sombrerero loco
Aug 21st, 2011, 12:21 PM
petko :facepalm: should have won the first one

LightWarrior
Aug 21st, 2011, 02:33 PM
Deluded Jankovic fans...Petko was injured !

Break My Rapture
Aug 21st, 2011, 02:49 PM
Petkovic was foolish to decide to play with a tear in her knee. This 'she did it for her fans' bogus is really nice, but with a bit of bad luck the injury turns out to be chronic and your fans won't even have the opportunity to see you in the first place.

Foolish decision alround.

This also goes for the ones claiming Azarenka is selfish for retiring/withdrawing because of precaution oftenly, absolute bogus. Both the claims and the persons claiming it.

rucolo
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:25 PM
Entertaining match :hearts: Congrats, Jelena! :worship:

Now a well deserved rest before US Open for Andrea :hug:


Sharapova leads Jankovic in their head-to-head, 5-1, although they haven't played in almost two years; they haven't played a completed match since 2008.

"I haven't played Jelena in quite a while," Sharapova said. "It's going to me more about what I do out there. So I really need to focus on doing the right things. But it's the final, so Jelena has obviously been playing well to get there.

"We've known each other since we were very young. We grew up in Florida in the same sort of group. In the juniors we played a lot of matches against each other. Here we are now at the professional level. We know each other's games quite well. It's good to see her back at this stage. She's a great player.

"She was No.1 in the world, so it's no joke."

"We haven't played each other for a while now," Jankovic said. "She's playing very well in this moment and it's going to be tough, but I'll try my best."


Finally Jelena vs Maria again! Jelena better not retire this time :lol:

Patrick345
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:41 PM
Petkovic was foolish to decide to play with a tear in her knee. This 'she did it for her fans' bogus is really nice, but with a bit of bad luck the injury turns out to be chronic and your fans won't even have the opportunity to see you in the first place.

Foolish decision alround.

This also goes for the ones claiming Azarenka is selfish for retiring/withdrawing because of precaution oftenly, absolute bogus. Both the claims and the persons claiming it.

Doctors told her she couldnīt aggrevate the injury by playing, and that it might very well be an old undetected injury. It is just swollen a bit, but she should be fine for the start of the US Open. Just a matter of getting the swelling down. According to Pektovic it was even worse than Shriver said. Petkovic claims her parents called the hospital, the WTA, physios, everyone, because they didnīt believe their "crying like a waterfall" daughter, who thought she had torn her ACL/MCL. Didnīt seem much wrong with her against Petrova or Jankovic in the movement, except for the big tape.

So a few days rest and she should be ready to go for the US Open.

Just Do It
Aug 21st, 2011, 03:59 PM
Deluded Jankovic fans...Petko was injured !

Like we care. A win is a win.

MB.
Aug 21st, 2011, 05:25 PM
Like we care. A win is a win.

We are desperate at this point :lol:

longtin23
Aug 22nd, 2011, 02:27 PM
Well, why JaJa can suddenly become so good after being a mess for so long!?

Spring Pools
Aug 22nd, 2011, 02:29 PM
Well, why JaJa can suddenly become so good after being a mess for so long!?
She started caring again. And she brought Ricardo Sanchez back. But she said that she was struggling with caring about tennis, and that can affect your mentality a lot and your game.