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joăo.
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:22 AM
I kid you not. :hysteric: I hate Cincinnati!

TennisViewer531
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:23 AM
Source (http://www.tennisguru.net/2011/08/maria-sharapova-beats-jankovic-to-claim-cincinnati-open-2011-womens-title/)


Congratulations MaSha! :)

Vartan
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:23 AM
PEANUT BUTTER JELLY TIME! :cheer:

MB.
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:23 AM
Unbelievably horrid play from both. I'm completely pissed at Jelena--knew it was over after the 2nd set was lost. All in all, a great week for her though. Hope she carries it to the USO.


Masha--it took you a while, and it wasn't pretty, but of course, you're one of the best fighters on this tour. Congrats on the title.

duhcity
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:23 AM
Best match of all time :worship:

Dodoboy.
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:23 AM
:haha:

hurricanejeanne
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:23 AM
You snatch that weave, Pova. :hysteric:

Thank god it's over! :sobbing:

Black Mamba.
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:23 AM
:lol :lol

Jane Lane
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:24 AM
LMFAO DON'T GET TOO HAPPY POVA.

Holy fuck. That was SO bad. Anyone who thinks Pova can win the USO must be on a special kind of shrooms.

Good Lord.


Good week for JaJa nonetheless, but :tape:

Cakeisgood
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:24 AM
EPIC. but so bad :sobbing:

Mikey.
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:24 AM
:o Disgusting mess! Well done Maria for SOMEHOW winning... Don't really know how she managed to keep enough balls in court to win 6 games in that set.

Keep it going JJ! :D

hablo
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:24 AM
JJ :o:help::o

TheBoiledEgg
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:24 AM
WTA comedy at its finest
Masha :yeah: :D :) :banana:

Roookie
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:24 AM
:help:

lestat111
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:24 AM
what a fail :s

DragonFlame
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:24 AM
Can someone teach these girls how to fucking hit a serve? MY GOD, lots of drama i give you that, but damn... so incredibly frustrating watching that shitty quality. Luckily for maria she's playing the only person with a worse serve then hers or she'd be smoked 4-6 2-6.

These girls won't make it far at the usopen with a slightly difficult draw.

HippityHop
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:24 AM
Talk about an ugly match. :help:

Ciarán
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:24 AM
So much fucking drama :sobbing: Can't believe Maria toughed it out :hearts: Has to do wonders for her mental toughness...Well done Maria :inlove:

Steven.
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:24 AM
looooool choking and mental toughness all in one match. So much drama! 50 fucking years of my life. :sobbing:

Stamp Paid
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:24 AM
http://i53.tinypic.com/2drxxy9.gif

MaruSharapova
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:24 AM
That was terrible! Hilarious! :haha:

Congrats Maria :kiss: I love you but I sometimes hate you :tape:

Patrick345
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:24 AM
One Grand Slam Champion, other NOT.

Evidence: Right there. :facepalm:

killerqueen
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:25 AM
Well, it was hardly a performance to die for, but at least it was unpredictable. :)

Yay yay yay Maria :)

GoldenGophers
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:25 AM
This was just so painful to watch.

Marionated
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:25 AM
Just retire Jelena :rolleyes: it's the same crap in every big match you play these days i.e rubbish serving, loopy forehands, flat out pushing, awful play on big points... You never learn from anything.

Purple_Rain
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:25 AM
Congrats Masha and.... BepaMaria. :facepalm:

Couldn't watch -- guess this is a good thing? So much bad tennis these days.

Galang
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:25 AM
Oh the DRAMA!!!!!!!!!

I nearly died about 5 times throughout that. Seemed to go on forever.

Anyway, messy match but 24th WTA title :bounce:

PLP
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:25 AM
LOVED it!

Terrific match, not highest quality but so much fight from both.

Congrats MAria!!!
:worship:

Great week Jelena, GL in NH.

WowWow
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:25 AM
:inlove: :inlove: :inlove:

Mistress of Evil
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:25 AM
I hate Jankovic.
I hate Sharapova.

Martha totally lost the plot after the rain delay which lasted for 2 min :help:
what chokes, what head cases :tape:
Jankovic won the 1st set with 2 winners :lol: she didn't do anything, at all Maria just gave her best to grant JaJa the match :fiery:
but Jelena was on push push mode through the entire match :hug:
What a mess, an errorfest. a clash of a Brainless ballbasher and a pusher :crying2: vintage WTA failure :sad:
I am so emotionally drained that can't say I am happy :hysteric:

DiogoP.
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:25 AM
I still don't know how she won this :sobbing: What a Fighter!

Congrats Masha :hearts: 24th Title :cheer:

vozas
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:25 AM
My poor soul... My poor heart...

effedcamel
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:26 AM
Good god! That was NOT tennis

KoOlMaNsEaN
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:26 AM
That match was........ :explode:

claypova
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:26 AM
so bad, yet so good :bigcry:

Maria, i can't believe you won it after that second set. I'm so happy :hearts:

Hapsara
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:26 AM
Congrats Masha...................:bounce::worship:

doni1212
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:26 AM
Congrats Maria!! I've never cheered for you like that in my life. Thanks for coming through for me! Always a fighting champion and that's something your opponent can't say, :yeah:

LUXXXAS
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:26 AM
tragedy! :speakles::facepalm::tape:

Wiggly
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:26 AM
What an hot mess.

Well done to Maria. :worship:

Break My Rapture
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:26 AM
I'm not going to complain about anything this time. :sobbing:

I'm so glad she showed mental fortitude in a final again and I can't believe she pulled this one out. :hearts: :sobbing:

#24. :woohoo:

Aaron!
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:26 AM
Well done Maria :hearts:

Mr.Sharapova
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:26 AM
The best match in a while on WTA :worship:. The Drama :drool:.

Congrats Maria :worship:.

Gilas.
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:27 AM
Glad Maria won but none of them deserved to win.
Give Kader the trophy for sitting through this 3hr shitfest. :tears: :sobbing: :bigcry: :hysteric:

Craig.
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:27 AM
Oh, Maria won? Cool.

Jane Lane
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:27 AM
Oh and please, the Fran-JJ drama was WAY better. :haha:

fouc
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:27 AM
Entertaining hot mess :hearts:

Feyd
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:27 AM
Well, a trophy is a trophy. :shrug:

Vartan
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:27 AM
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a53/VardanP/ScreenShot2011-08-21at72621PM.png

jefrilibra
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:27 AM
That was a trainwreck at its finest!

It's embarrassing that that match was a final! :facepalm:

goldenlox
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:27 AM
Jankovic played better than I expected. I thought it would be onesided. But she is far from 2008.
Maria is far from early 2008, but still #1 in the race. She competes while opponents fold.

WowWow
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:27 AM
http://i53.tinypic.com/2drxxy9.gif

:lol::lol::lol:

LDF
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:27 AM
What a hilarious/infuriating/dramatic mach :sobbing:

I'm just relieved to see Maria a tournament champion again :bounce:

T_P
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:27 AM
Total shitfest, but I loved it :worship:

young_gunner913
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:27 AM
Jelena WTF?!?!?!?

http://i56.tinypic.com/2zixxmt.jpg

I loved the drama. JJ complaining about everything, Martha's ice cold death stares, her mooing getting even louder and louder, her COME ON's at anything, DF's flowing, JJ's BH going to Hawaii... It makes up for the poor quality to me. :lol:

Kim's_fan_4ever
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:27 AM
This match just didn't happen, did it :facepalm: Disgusting quality, disgusting stats...It was almost as bad as Peer-Lisicki :o
Jelena and Maria really dislike each other: JJ complaining about Maria in the first set, Maria's come on'ing on JJ's obvious errors :facepalm: Challenges, racket smashing :facepalm:

The only positive was that I love them both and I didn't care much who'd win this :sobbing: They both need to step it up for the Open...

Steven.
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:27 AM
I hate Jankovic.
I hate Sharapova.

Martha totally lost the plot after the rain delay which lasted for 2 min :help:
what chokes, what head cases :tape:
Jankovic won the 1st set with 2 winners :lol: she didn't do anything, at all Maria just gave her best to grant JaJa the match :fiery:
but Jelena was on push push mode through the entire match :hug:
What a mess, an errorfest. a clash of a Brainless ballbasher and a pusher :crying2: vintage WTA failure :sad:
I am so emotionally drained that can't say I am happy :hysteric:

Bloody hell. This so much.

4-1 to 4-6 in first set :help:
second set just as intense but at least MARIA made the comeback this time.
3rd set is the biggest hot emss I've ever seen. 2 aces to concede the game.

Jesus christ. Most mentally abusive relationship ever. :facepalm:

azinna
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:28 AM
Hope casual fans weren't watching.

....

FleetSeb
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:28 AM
Maria went bat**** crazy! Amazing scenes.

Classic WTA tbh. But I enjoyed the match and hated it at the same time.

toxina90
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:28 AM
What a waste, :tape: insulting her fans so much by handing back the match on a plate :o

Should have won it in two, but insists on making her fans miserable...that H2H now is just...:help:

As much as I'd like to be happy with a final run, losing in this fashion I'd rather she went out R1. :help:

I would congratulate Maria if she hadn't made such an ugly performance against a has been :o

I could cry...

vozas
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:28 AM
The only good thing to take from this shitfest is Maria's mental strength. She should've dug a hole and hid there with the kind/amount of errors she was making. What a warrior. Congratulations:)

Galang
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:28 AM
Andrew Castle slagging off Maria is making me sad :sad:

Why is he even there? It's not a slam.

Bayo
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:28 AM
Well, like Pam said, that's not going to win a major. But it was great to see such amazing fight.

And, more importantly, she's rectified last year's collapse.

Novichok
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:28 AM
Horrible match.

justineheninfan
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:29 AM
Doesnt Maria take over 1st place in the WTA race now.

tejmeglekvár
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:29 AM
what a bloody hot mess bitchfest :bowdown: :cheer: :inlove:

well done Maria, choking slightly less then Junkovic. :worship:

FleetSeb
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:29 AM
What a waste :tape: insulting her fans so much by handing back the match to the error machine :o

Jelena really should have won it in two, but insists on making her fans miserable...that H2H now is just...:help:

As much as I'd like to be happy with a final run, losing in this fashion I'd rather she went out R1. :help:

I would congratulate Maria if she hadn't made such an ugly performance against a has been :o



TBH Maria should have won it in two. She owned JJ in the first 5 games.

gc-spurs
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:29 AM
I see why drug addicts are so. Something sooo bad but sooo good at the same time.

Hantuchova bliss
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:29 AM
These girls need to serve MUCH MUCH better in USO.....Especilly Jankovic seemingly she left her serve in Dubai.....Good luck to both of them next week.......:D

Brena
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:29 AM
Well, at least it was intense. :lol:
JJlena - still stupid as ever :hug: but at least she fought.
Maria - since when does she come on on her opponents UEs? :confused:

FleetSeb
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:29 AM
Trophy ceremony now - what will they say about each other?

MaBaker
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:29 AM
Disgusting. Congrats. Whatever. This never happened.

http://i54.tinypic.com/96lx6v.gif

ys
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:29 AM
Quite enjoyable tennis. Maria well on course for year end #1.

Just Do It
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:30 AM
Entertaining match, wrong winner :facepalm:

The Daviator
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:30 AM
Just saw the last 3 games.

Maria won with 64 UEs :speakles: WTF?

fouc
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:30 AM
JJ respectful in her, well... speech :)

Potato
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:31 AM
Easily one of the worst matches ever from 2 former number ones :help:

Even though they both made the final, I have no confidence in either of them for the open.

doomsday
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:31 AM
Bitch you lost, let Maria have the spotlight.

homogenius
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:31 AM
Jelena was really close but she was too passive in the tb and got tight (a bit understable but still :o) each 3 times she had to hold to confirm her break in the 3rd.It would have been so great to see her take the title here after such a long time struggling but she seems on tracks again.Ricardo is back and she had a much better attitude this week so many good things overall.

Good fight from Maria but she acted like a utter b*tch.Even Ivanovic would have been ashamed to celebrate ues the way Maria did.

FleetSeb
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:31 AM
Well, at least it was intense. :lol:
JJlena - still stupid as ever :hug: but at least she fought.
Maria - since when does she come on on her opponents UEs? :confused:

She's always done it a bit, on the big points.

But I think today was just a completely weird day for her. JJ really gets under her skin.

Sharapovian
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:31 AM
Well done Maria :hearts: :yeah:

That was one intense match :lol:

LUXXXAS
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:31 AM
don't know who was worse... :facepalm:

Temperenka
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:31 AM
I watched the match on ESPN and the entire time I imagined Chris Fowler saying to himself "Less than a month until college football. Less than a month until college football." :lol:

Maria :bounce: Another big title :)

She'll need to play better at the Open though or she will be steamrolled by Serena.

Hashim.
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:31 AM
That match was BAD!

Congrats Martha. Great fight.:D

Jelena.:rolleyes: Never mind.

doomsday
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:32 AM
Jelena was really close but she was too passive in the tb and got tight each 3 times she had to hold to confirm her break in the 3rd.It would have been so great to see her take the title here after such a long time struggling but she seems on tracks again.Ricardo is back and she had a much better attitude this week so many good things overall.

Good fight from Maria but she acted like a utter b*tch.Even Ivanovic would have been ashamed to celebrate ues the way Maria did.

You're mad :lol:

doooma6816
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:32 AM
OMG this match was a MESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS...hahah but a lot of exciting rallies too!
I almost got heart attack...too much drama hahahaha...Maria smash racket, shouting from both, The 'Hand' incident, challenges, Sanchez, almost every game went to deuce, JJ:hysteric:

WTA needed it:rocker2:

Congrats Masha! hahaha

lestat111
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:32 AM
maria owning jelena in H2H :D but, I hope Serena takes US Open, cut this level of tenis is baaaad.

Martian Jeza
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:32 AM
None mentioning the 13 winners ONLY of JJ ? Oh yes, she isn't Caroline Wozniacki !

Congrats Maria for showing such a fight : deserved winnner of Cincinnati !

JJ Expres
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:32 AM
Bitch you lost, let Maria have the spotlight.

ahahhaha xD

yeah she is so dumb n/c...but we all know that jeca is SO winning this USO:hearts:

shoparound
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:32 AM
What an AWFUL AWFUL match.
Jelena completely fell apart while Maria barely kept it together. Such bad quality of tennis.

Fighterpova
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:32 AM
Omg Omg Omg GSM GSM GSM Maria :hearts: :banana: :bounce:

The match was unbelievably bad :help:, million errors, double faults, choking, missing on break points, but so much drama :hearts:

I went through like 7 heart attacks in this match :hysteric:

So much fucking drama, ups and downs, turn arounds ...ahh the WTA :rolls:

I'm so fucking happy :hearts: Goooo Mariaaaaaaaaaaa :bounce:

Please get your serve together for the US Open :sobbing:

JJ :hug: Win Cincinnati :hearts:

~Cherry*Blossom~
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:32 AM
Excruciating!

homogenius
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:33 AM
JJ's speech :lol:

effedcamel
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:33 AM
She's always done it a bit, on the big points.

But I think today was just a completely weird day for her. JJ really gets under her skin.

Same with the half racket smashing...I guess she can be crazypova now

Rocketta
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:33 AM
She's always done it a bit, on the big points.

But I think today was just a completely weird day for her. JJ really gets under her skin.

so JJ made her do it? :lol:

Galang
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:33 AM
You could tell how much they hate each other

BluSthil
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:33 AM
That had to be the shi....., worst, most awful match in tennis history hands down !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If I were any one of those players, I would be embarrassed to accept the trophy, especially Jankovic...

Fido could have won that match !!!!!!!!!!!

Cp6uja
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:34 AM
Great day for WTA when their final finally overshadow ATP one from same event.
Its not that promising in opening set which is double one-seeded (in 1st half Maria totally dominate, in 2nd JJ), but 2nd and 3rd set is just great thing for WTA tour (they both played in past on higher level of course, but I'm talking about intensity, drama and desire to win from both).

I'm still with my statement from www-Cincy poll thread that real winner of this tournament is Jelena Jankovic, no matter what will happen in final.
She is back!

Tezuka.
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:34 AM
What an ugly match this was. Thank God Serena is back and i'm not even a fan.

DiogoP.
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:34 AM
That trophy is so fugly :sobbing:

Maria Croft
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:34 AM
Maria's game may not be good enough to win Slams at the moment, but I'll take a huge WTA title like this any day :drool:

Congrats Maria! :yeah:

BluSthil
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:35 AM
I repeat again, that was the suckiest match in history !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Gothamn
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:35 AM
what a hot mess:facepalm:

Ryan
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:36 AM
That was AWESOME. I miss matches like this.

saarsngg
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:36 AM
JJ :sobbing:

Congrats to Maria and her fans :)

maddogz48
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:36 AM
what a shitfest of a match.

both players were terrible.

Hantuchova bliss
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:36 AM
Jankovic was asking for ore balls during the match i.e shouting at the ball boys.....:oh:

carling
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:36 AM
That was some pitiful tennis, yet somehow this match never ceased to be interesting. Maria and Jelena were so streaky and error prone that you really had no idea who was going to come through in the end.

Congratulations, Maria, on winning UGLY!

Vincey!
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:36 AM
So Happy to see her pulling this win!! :D Awesome! Tha wasn't the best match but she sure fought the hardest!! I've never seen Maria hitting so many times her racquet on the ground!!! :eek: Maybe not a USO winner performance but she won and it's all that matter ! :D

Brena
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:36 AM
None mentioning the 13 winners ONLY of JJ ? Oh yes, she isn't Caroline Wozniacki !


She isn't. She wasn't playing passivly on purpose - Sharapova hits the ball so hard it almost made Jelena drop her racquet a couple of times. It's a normal number of winners against that kind of an opponent.

Keegan
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:37 AM
At least Chakvetadze vs. Kuznetsova was worse, only by hair though.

simonsaystennis
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:37 AM
Sometimes you just have to win ugly... Great tournament Maria! :)

égalité
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:37 AM
ew :tears:

Fuzzylogic
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:37 AM
:lol: Sharapova with the subtle dig at her Russian fans. It'll either piss them off or make them cheer louder next year.

Says a lot about how the match went if the awards ceremony made for better viewing.

113 UEs combined is just:tape: But congrats to Sharapova, I was rooting for her all the way, though I kinda wanted it to be a beatdown.

gc-spurs
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:37 AM
Same with the half racket smashing...I guess she can be crazypova now

AND she won a few challenges. Definitely was a pseudo-Shara out there.

cypher_88
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:37 AM
what an errorfest.

horrible match.

loved it :D

fouc
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:37 AM
That had to be the shi....., worst, most awful match in tennis history hands down !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If I were any one of those players, I would be embarrassed to accept the trophy, especially Jankovic...

Fido could have won that match !!!!!!!!!!!

you guys are overreacting the shit of yourself. most of those UEs came from Maria being unable to finish it off at the net. It was entertaining, messy and ended up with the right winner :hearts:

lestat111
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:38 AM
I just dont know why some of you are saying "jelena is BACK"? clearly she s not back, titles are counting only, and she didnt win one since last IW...

HRHoliviasmith
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:38 AM
Just absolutely fckng ridiculous. :sobbing: jj, WHAT THE HECK WAS THAT?!?!?! :p

anyway, you weren't expected to make it this far so :hug: but still, you had so many chances. I can't, I just can't. you gave me so much life in the first set. :bigcry:

Stamp Paid
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:38 AM
Oh, Maria won? Cool.LMAO :lol:

Rod the Bama
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:38 AM
While the match was from the prettiest, Maria did a good job of keeping it together and coming through in the crucial points. So great job Maria on winning your 24th career singles title. :clap2: :worship:

nevetssllim
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:38 AM
Andrew Castle just said the reason they were so tight was 'it's difficult to play friends.' :lol:

BluSthil
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:38 AM
Maddogz48,

You were being polite !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

madmax
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:39 AM
I repeat again, that was the suckiest match in history !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

no matter how many times you repeat it, you won't take it from Maria:wavey:
Even when she is choking and playing her worst tennis, she still refuses to lose to serbian pusher:cheer:
Title Nr.24 and mental demons of the final are finally conquered:bowdown:

Gilas.
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:39 AM
Maria's BP conversion: 8/22. :worship:
Your face could neva.

-NAJ-
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:39 AM
it would be easier to "take" easy defeat than close match but that's tennis.
Nice result for JJ after bad period.

Congrats to Maria & her fans :)

Lord Choc Ice
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:40 AM
Masha. :hearts:

JJ. :hug: Build on this please.

manu32
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:40 AM
Good post,the first was meh,no score in the 3RD?

HRHoliviasmith
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:40 AM
That was AWESOME. I miss matches like this.

i can't tell if you're being sarcastic, please clarify. :unsure:

asiandude
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:40 AM
Don't ever take Maria to 3rd set, she will regroup ^_^

gc-spurs
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:40 AM
Guys, don't tell me you didn't love the dramaz of it all.

harloo
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:41 AM
This match was suck a fucking fool. If Maria keeps playing like this she'll never win another slam. smh.

swissmr
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:41 AM
Andrew Castle just said the reason they were so tight was 'it's difficult to play friends.' :lol:

:tape: He is such a tool.

Miracle Worker
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:42 AM
At least JJ played in final of big tournament. This is good.

tejmeglekvár
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:42 AM
I repeat again, that was the suckiest match in history !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

oh this talk always, lol. :lol:
There was a Woz-Cornet match this summer, fyi. And we could find so many others...


I LOVED this. Not because quality - though it wasnt that bad except they couldnt hold -,but the bitchfest they pulled without any shame. Maria went totally nuts. JJ acting. The deathstares. Instant classic.

BluSthil
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:43 AM
Oliviasmith,

You couldn't say that enough !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 7 breaks in a row ! Are you shi.... me !!!!!!!!

DOUBLEFIST
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:43 AM
Hot. Mess.

:facepalm:

Ryan
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:46 AM
i can't tell if you're being sarcastic, please clarify. :unsure:


I'm being dead serious. It was a mess, but how much fun was it? The crowd loved it. I'd much rather see this than a "well played" straight setter in Slam QFs/SFs/Fs.

carling
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:46 AM
That was AWESOME. I miss matches like this.

While I immediately deleted this match from my DVR after its conclusion, I agree in an odd sort of way.
This was a long, hard match where emotions ran high and both players really struggled to keep it together mentally. I like matches where you just can't call it. The play was shitty, but the drama was topnotch. :lol:

Black Mamba.
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:47 AM
http://www.unlimitedsportsgaming.com/forum/images/smilies/wtf.gif



Is What I said after watching this mess.

NeoZod19
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:47 AM
Didn't watch the match...........happy for Maria. from the scoreline, I think it was, AGAIN:worship:, Maria mental toughness in her that won this NICE Title!!!:worship::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce: :bowdown::bowdown:

Gdsimmons
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:47 AM
That was one of the worst matches I have ever seen. And it was a final. 7 straight breaks of serve. Wowzers. Like Mary Jo and Pam said, you cannot and will not win slams playing like she did today. But what do people say.....a win is a win? ;);)

Laura_VeeFan
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:47 AM
A hot mess match but................






MARIA WON!!! :cheer::cheer::cheer::cheer::cheer:

LUVMIRZA
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:49 AM
dsanders06 called it right in the poll thread:worship:

KBdoubleu
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:49 AM
Don't know why I tortured myself by watching that. Would be very happy if Serena/Venus drew either of them at the USO if they continue to play like that.

Solidus
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:51 AM
It was the best of matches, it was the worst of matches...

Beny
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:51 AM
Ugh, until 4-1 in the first it was amazing. Maria showed her 2008 AO form, then she completely fell apart. But it was good tennis the first set.

Then it was a torture.

Maria hits a DF ON EVERY SINGLE IMPORTANT POINT! Her 'serve-mentality' is worse than Dementieva at her very worst. Maria is just awful sometimes and just keeps proving to everyone she will never ever win a slam again with a head like that. She is such a mental midget on serve it´s not even funny.

Jankovic on the other hand was so useless the third set anyone from TOP50 would beat her.

From a good match it turned out to a absolute shitfest, an insult to the game of tennis.

hotandspicey
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:52 AM
Horrible match. can't believe they're headed to US open playing like this.:facepalm:

leebeasy
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:52 AM
:lol: utterly awful but I couldn't take my eyes away from the match.

gc-spurs
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:53 AM
oh this talk always, lol. :lol:
There was a Woz-Cornet match this summer, fyi. And we could find so many others...


I LOVED this. Not because quality - though it wasnt that bad except they couldnt hold -,but the bitchfest they pulled without any shame. Maria went totally nuts. JJ acting. The deathstares. Instant classic.

Hell yes. And this is why we love JJ. Maria's opponents all week have been bending over. JJ's all nah eff her, she takes too long. And Maria's all COOOOMMMME OOOOONNN until she can't and is all like *huff*comeon*puff*. And the bitch stares, the smug faces, the racket smacking, the words towards their coaches, the match duration... and then the speeches. Fun shit, and that's not even their respective bitch primes.

Kitten63
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:53 AM
That was awful but I don't care,she won and that's all that matters right now :lol:

Congrats,Masha :hearts:

Great tournament Jelena :hug:

homogenius
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:54 AM
I just dont know why some of you are saying "jelena is BACK"? clearly she s not back, titles are counting only, and she didnt win one since last IW...

She had a different attitude this week that at the beginning of the year (when her game was almost back but she never really found enough confidence to capitalize) and the impact of Ricardo being back is already visible.Sure she was too nervous today and wasted her chances but the match was tense and as you said she hadn't been in a position to win a big title for so long that it's not surprising.
Overall it's a good week for her : last time she won a match was at FO and out of nowhere she almost won a Premier 5.

pokey camp
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:55 AM
Moved up to no. 4/ no. 1 in the race, won a title, got a new punchbag, and kept perfect 3 set record alive. Not bad. WD Maria!

That match though? :o :help:

High in dramaz, low in quality.

JJ. :hug: Easily the most encouraging week in like forever.

joăo.
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:55 AM
Maria has won her second title of 2011 at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. Maria defeated No.13 seed Jelena Jankovic of Serbia 4-6 7-6 6-3 in 2 hours and 49 minutes. Congratulations Maria!

This is Maria's 24th singles title and her second Premier 5 title of 2011.

In the rankings Maria will move up to No.4 with 6346 points (Maria's highest ranking coming back from shoulder surgery over two years ago). Following Kim Clijsters withdrawal from the US Open, Maria will be seeded No.3 there. In another rankings jump, Maria is now No.1 in the race to the WTA Championships.

Maria will now take the next week off to prepare for the final Grand Slam of the year at the US Open. The US Open will begin on August 29th.

- MariaSharapova.com

Cinek
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:56 AM
3 hrs out of my life :help:

http://i1.kwejk.pl/site_media/obrazki/2011/08/959204ab3e41a9da78cb53ae7c266b63.gif?1313838826

Steven.
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:56 AM
Hell yes. And this is why we love JJ. Maria's opponents all week have been bending over. JJ's all nah eff her, she takes too long. And Maria's all COOOOMMMME OOOOONNN until she can't and is all like *huff*comeon*puff*. And the bitch stares, the smug faces, the racket smacking, the words towards their coaches, the match duration... and then the speeches. Fun shit, and that's not even their respective bitch primes.

:hysteric: TF wanted drama and they got it.

MB.
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:57 AM
:lol: Sharapova with the subtle dig at her Russian fans. It'll either piss them off or make them cheer louder next year.
.

What? It was a dig at the Serbian fans. Everyone on Twitter was saying how a couple Serbian fans were apparently being obnoxiously loud near Maria, that she had to complain to Kader about them multiple times.

misty1
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:57 AM
brilliant until 4-1 in the first set and then a complete shit fest

-NAJ-
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:59 AM
I hope US open final will have this drama plus better tennis

cypher_88
Aug 22nd, 2011, 12:59 AM
Hell yes. And this is why we love JJ. Maria's opponents all week have been bending over. JJ's all nah eff her, she takes too long. And Maria's all COOOOMMMME OOOOONNN until she can't and is all like *huff*comeon*puff*. And the bitch stares, the smug faces, the racket smacking, the words towards their coaches, the match duration... and then the speeches. Fun shit, and that's not even their respective bitch primes.

exactly! it all adds up and becomes entertaining:devil:

Ferg
Aug 22nd, 2011, 01:02 AM
Maria was copying Marion?! :hearts: You go gurl :yeah:

Fuzzylogic
Aug 22nd, 2011, 01:02 AM
What? It was a dig at the Serbian fans. Everyone on Twitter was saying how a couple Serbian fans were apparently being obnoxiously loud near Maria, that she had to complain to Kader about them multiple times.

Didn't know that, but it does kinda make sense.

Patrick345
Aug 22nd, 2011, 01:03 AM
Hell yes. And this is why we love JJ. Maria's opponents all week have been bending over.

What makes you think Jankovic didn´t bent over? She was up 2-0, 5-4 and 6-5 in the 2nd set. Before and after the two service games at 5-4 and 6-5 Maria lost her serve like eight times, yet Jankovic didn´t even manage a single matchpoint in both service games. In the 3rd set Jankovic went up a break THREE times and still lost. JJ choked every time she had an opportunity to shut the door on Maria.

HRHoliviasmith
Aug 22nd, 2011, 01:04 AM
i missed the speeches,were they bitchy I hope? :devil:

Break My Rapture
Aug 22nd, 2011, 01:04 AM
I'm being dead serious. It was a mess, but how much fun was it? The crowd loved it. I'd much rather see this than a "well played" straight setter in Slam QFs/SFs/Fs.
Totally agree with you. Despite the continental headache I am now suffering from, this match was enjoyable because of the dramatic displays from both of them, even if the the quality was woeful. We rarely ever get to see stuff like this nowadays; when was the last time? Same tournament, same Serbian playing against another Russian who struggles with her serve 2 years ago? That's the only one that pops up immediately.

hankqq
Aug 22nd, 2011, 01:04 AM
:haha: Just pathetic. Watching this match makes you wonder how either of these 2 reached the final, and then you realize everyone else either sucked worse or is injured :tape: :o I did enjoy the antics and histrionics of both players throughout the match though :lol: They were the only aspects of the match that made it even remotely interesting to watch. :shrug:

madmax
Aug 22nd, 2011, 01:06 AM
What makes you think Jankovic didn´t bent over? She was up 2-0, 5-4 and 6-5 in the 2nd set. Before and after the two service games at 5-4 and 6-5 Maria lost her serve like eight times, yet Jankovic didn´t even manage a single matchpoint in both service games. In the 3rd set Jankovic went up a break THREE times and still lost. JJ choked every time she had an opportunity to shut the door on Maria.

Maria should have won this match in 2 if she didn't go nuts after going 4-1 up in the first...there would no drama and no choking if only she kept her head cool LMAO

Sund7101
Aug 22nd, 2011, 01:06 AM
:haha: Just pathetic. Watching this match makes you wonder how either of these 2 reached the final, and then you realize everyone else either sucked worse or is injured :tape: :o I did enjoy the antics and histrionics of both players throughout the match though :lol: They were the only aspects of the match that made it even remotely interesting to watch. :shrug:

I agree with this. The match was still interesting but the tennis was just god awful. :help:

faboozadoo15
Aug 22nd, 2011, 01:07 AM
It might be true that neither of these players will win a mjor playing like this, but they may get through a tough 3rd or 4th round match where they're playing like shit because they have this type of win under their belt.

It was a true WTA horror show, and I'm delighted for Maria to have won for many many reasons. Keep it up, giril!

Serendy Willick
Aug 22nd, 2011, 01:09 AM
Watching that garbage surely makes me miss the late 90s/early 00s era.

Break My Rapture
Aug 22nd, 2011, 01:09 AM
What makes you think Jankovic didn´t bent over? She was up 2-0, 5-4 and 6-5 in the 2nd set. Before and after the two service games at 5-4 and 6-5 Maria lost her serve like eight times, yet Jankovic didn´t even manage a single matchpoint in both service games. In the 3rd set Jankovic went up a break THREE times and still lost. JJ choked every time she had an opportunity to shut the door on Maria.
The one who had problems shutting the door in the entire match would be Pova, actually. She was ahead 0-30 or 30-0 in SO many games throughout this match and kept screwing up. How many 2nd serve returns did she bunk on BPs today? She had a total of 22 break points and only won 8. :help:

Bottom line is, Maria should have won this in straight sets. Her farcical collapse in form was the only thing causing this to be a dramatic match in the first place. :shrug: But still a great week for JJ to build on, well done to her.

Steven.
Aug 22nd, 2011, 01:10 AM
:hysteric: at people thinking it was JANKOVIC who had this match in the bag but choked and failed to close it out.

JJ all the way
Aug 22nd, 2011, 01:12 AM
:hysteric: at people thinking it was JANKOVIC who had this match in the bag but choked and failed to close it out.

Well after gaining the lead in the first set, JJ was either ahead or tied throughout the match untill 3rd set 3-all. SO, YEAH SHE DID BLOW IT AND CHOOKE

Dexter
Aug 22nd, 2011, 01:13 AM
Alhamdulillah the player I dislike less won. Thank you Maria... but what a mess.

Spring Pools
Aug 22nd, 2011, 01:13 AM
Embarrassing...

Fuzzylogic
Aug 22nd, 2011, 01:16 AM
:haha: 113 UEs combined, sorry I just had to post that again. Though I know it's not the highest number of UEs ever made, I think Sharapova vs. someone I can't remember made more than that combined either last year or earlier this year.

gc-spurs
Aug 22nd, 2011, 01:17 AM
What makes you think Jankovic didn´t bent over? She was up 2-0, 5-4 and 6-5 in the 2nd set. Before and after the two service games at 5-4 and 6-5 Maria lost her serve like eight times, yet Jankovic didn´t even manage a single matchpoint in both service games. In the 3rd set Jankovic went up a break THREE times and still lost. JJ choked every time she had an opportunity to shut the door on Maria.

Are you kidding me. Sure she didn't take some good opportunities and choked here and there (as did Maria), but she did not just bend over. she roared back from 1-4 in the first, and the rest of the match was tighter than a 13 year old. She wanted it and fought hard. That's NOT bending over.

But I was also referring to her calling Maria out on shit. Sam should have done it a few times in her match cause Maria was challenging hella late.

HRHoliviasmith
Aug 22nd, 2011, 01:17 AM
:haha: Just pathetic. Watching this match makes you wonder how either of these 2 reached the final, and then you realize everyone else either sucked worse or is injured :tape: :o I did enjoy the antics and histrionics of both players throughout the match though :lol: They were the only aspects of the match that made it even remotely interesting to watch. :shrug:

Exactly. I was too busy being disgusted and wanting the shitfest to end to really enjoy the drama. pova was getting on last fckng nerves with all that damn screaming and come one-ing as usual. :rolleyes:

madmax
Aug 22nd, 2011, 01:17 AM
:haha: 113 UEs combined, sorry I just had to post that again. Though I know it's not the highest number of UEs ever made, I think Sharapova vs. someone I can't remember made more than that combined either last year or earlier this year.

I believe there were more errors in another Maria "classic" this year - against Dulgheru in Miami...:oh:

Dexter
Aug 22nd, 2011, 01:18 AM
:haha: 113 UEs combined, sorry I just had to post that again. Though I know it's not the highest number of UEs ever made, I think Sharapova vs. someone I can't remember made more than that combined either last year or earlier this year.Fiona had around 90 UEs alone when she lost to Craybas one year. :help:

NeoZod19
Aug 22nd, 2011, 01:18 AM
I watched the last 14 minutes and indeed they made sooo many UEs!!! but that's real and it's the fact:shrug:. Shit happens and even they are a Pro tennis, they still can have BAD DAY right? But off course we always want to watch a great final but what can you do!

look at the men side the Joker can't even finish the match. Berdych quit in SF....WTF was that, you think people who paid high price for the ticket were happy!!!!

homogenius
Aug 22nd, 2011, 01:20 AM
It was a special match for both but I think they will bring much better tennis at the USO.Jelena showed great things against Petko and today she had her moments.She is still a bit short in term of matchplay but she's getting her game back just in time for the USO.And game wise, Maria's has been very up and down all year but she's also been very realistic and made the most out of her draws.She's not that far to be n°1 again and will be playing on her best surface so she'll be extra-motivated.
With Serena being back, players like WOz, Petra or Vera who will have to deal with a lot of pressure etc...it could be a very interesting USO.

XSTopspin
Aug 22nd, 2011, 01:21 AM
PEANUT BUTTER JELLY TIME! :cheer:

That match set women's tennis back 5 years, easily. I turned after it
was evident that neither of them had the ability to do something as seemingly
simple as hold serve. I wanted Shankovic to beat Shankopova simply because
of her lower decibel volume, but after that mockery of a third set began,
I simply lost interest. The true losers were the fans in Cincinnati today.

gc-spurs
Aug 22nd, 2011, 01:26 AM
That match set women's tennis back 5 years, easily. I turned after it
was evident that neither of them had the ability to do something as seemingly
simple as hold serve. I wanted Shankovic to beat Shankopova simply because
of her lower decibel volume, but after that mockery of a third set began,
I simply lost interest. The true losers were the fans in Cincinnati today.

Sharapova doesn't really shank just fyi. She straight up errors a lot but not by shanking. If you're gonna hate, do it right. Stick with Shrieka or Errorpova and all that more accurate jazz.

Ryan
Aug 22nd, 2011, 01:27 AM
Y'all need to CHILLAX. This was fun.

Fuzzylogic
Aug 22nd, 2011, 01:27 AM
I believe there were more errors in another Maria "classic" this year - against Dulgheru in Miami...:oh:

Was that the match that went on till really late because of delays in mens match or something? If it was, then yeah that's the match I had in mind.

homogenius
Aug 22nd, 2011, 01:28 AM
That match set women's tennis back 5 years, easily. I turned after it
was evident that neither of them had the ability to do something as seemingly
simple as hold serve. I wanted Shankovic to beat Shankopova simply because
of her lower decibel volume, but after that mockery of a third set began,
I simply lost interest. The true losers were the fans in Cincinnati today.

the crowd enjoyed the battle :shrug:

toxina90
Aug 22nd, 2011, 01:29 AM
:haha: Just pathetic. Watching this match makes you wonder how either of these 2 reached the final, and then you realize everyone else either sucked worse or is injured :tape: :o I did enjoy the antics and histrionics of both players throughout the match though :lol: They were the only aspects of the match that made it even remotely interesting to watch. :shrug:

It was a horror show, and as a Jankovic fan despite her coming from nowhere this year to reach the final and almost win it, like last time she did, the quality from her was so bad there isn't much to cheer about or hope for.

I'd be ashamed to lift a trophy in such shoddy style anyway...

FleetSeb
Aug 22nd, 2011, 01:30 AM
Are you kidding me. Sure she didn't take some good opportunities and choked here and there (as did Maria), but she did not just bend over. she roared back from 1-4 in the first, and the rest of the match was tighter than a 13 year old. She wanted it and fought hard. That's NOT bending over.

But I was also referring to her calling Maria out on shit. Sam should have done it a few times in her match cause Maria was challenging hella late.

That final line is hilarious. Mostly because it took Jankovic about a minute to decide to challenge at any point. MY particular fave was when she hit a loopu return, waited to see if it bounced long and then challenged the serve, even though she had clearly been waiting to see if her return was in.

XSTopspin
Aug 22nd, 2011, 01:31 AM
Sharapova doesn't really shank just fyi. She straight up errors a lot but not by shanking. If you're gonna hate, do it right. Stick with Shrieka or Errorpova and all that more accurate jazz.

No thanks. Going to YouTube to watch replays of Stanford and remind myself how real players win titles, and aren't gifted them.:rolleyes:

mykarma
Aug 22nd, 2011, 01:34 AM
I kid you not. :hysteric: I hate Cincinnati!
This match was such a hot mess that I couldn't bear to watch it to the end. I eventually turned to watch Little League Baseball. :o

gc-spurs
Aug 22nd, 2011, 01:34 AM
That final line is hilarious. Mostly because it took Jankovic about a minute to decide to challenge at any point. MY particular fave was when she hit a loopu return, waited to see if it bounced long and then challenged the serve, even though she had clearly been waiting to see if her return was in.

This is pretty much what Maria did on MP against Stosur.

dsanders06
Aug 22nd, 2011, 01:35 AM
Maria will win in a 3-setter that's even uglier than her match against Zvonareva.

Never In Doubt.

Weird how my feelings about Maria's chances at the US Open are pretty much the exact reverse of last year... last year, I thought her game was in great shape, but was worried about whether her nerve would hold in pressure situations... this year, I'm not convinced by her game, but I'm in absolutely no doubt that she'll be mentally the stronger in tight matches - and as Kim has showed the last couple of years, the latter is probably the better situation to be in with the WTA in it's current state.

Gothamn
Aug 22nd, 2011, 01:36 AM
this match was fun, though in a wrong way, sharapova totally went nuts in the 3rd set, 3-3, and JJ,well, being her usual self

AcesHigh
Aug 22nd, 2011, 01:36 AM
Disgusting. Serena plz bitchslap everyone awake and out of this hot mess stupor

dsanders06
Aug 22nd, 2011, 01:38 AM
Totally agree with you. Despite the continental headache I am now suffering from, this match was enjoyable because of the dramatic displays from both of them, even if the the quality was woeful. We rarely ever get to see stuff like this nowadays; when was the last time? Same tournament, same Serbian playing against another Russian who struggles with her serve 2 years ago? That's the only one that pops up immediately.

This. The fact is that women's tennis needs these big personalities to make the matches dramatic. With the greatest of respects to Wozniacki and Zvonareva, even when they play matches that are technically high quality, their matches are dull as fuck because they both have such drab on-court personalities.

AcesHigh
Aug 22nd, 2011, 01:42 AM
Give me a high quality match over "drama" any day. I'll take a Venus-Henin USO semi over this crap anytime.

Wiggly
Aug 22nd, 2011, 01:42 AM
This. The fact is that women's tennis needs these big personalities to make the matches dramatic. With the greatest of respects to Wozniacki and Zvonareva, even when they play matches that are technically high quality, their matches are dull as fuck because they both have such drab on-court personalities.

Federer doesn't show any emotion.

A girl with a similar personality could draw big crowds if she has a big game (and is good looking).
She would also need to have Princess Diana's charisma.

atominside
Aug 22nd, 2011, 01:43 AM
Y'all wanted drama? you got it. SO SHUT THE FUCK UP.:bounce:

Lefty.
Aug 22nd, 2011, 01:45 AM
I was only able to follow this match on Twitter since I was out, but even so it was so stressful and I was :facepalm:ing throughout it. :o Nothing to be glad about gamewise, but happy that Maria managed to fight through it despite the shitfest and got another title.

Happy for JJ's week as well; hopefully the good run here will give her some confidence for the rest of the year.

dsanders06
Aug 22nd, 2011, 01:49 AM
Give me a high quality match over "drama" any day. I'll take a Venus-Henin USO semi over this crap anytime.

Well, ok, a REALLY high-quality match like that is always enthralling even if there isn't much drama. But take just a "good" quality match, e.g. Wozniacki-Zvonareva in the Beijing final - technically a good (but not great) match going by the stats, but boring to watch imo. Today's was much more interesting than that match, despite being of lower quality.

effedcamel
Aug 22nd, 2011, 01:53 AM
Federer doesn't show any emotion.

A girl with a similar personality could draw big crowds if she has a big game (and is good looking).
She would also need to have Princess Diana's charisma.

None of these women have half the game of Federer so that's kind of a moot comparison I'd say

AcesHigh
Aug 22nd, 2011, 01:57 AM
Well, ok, a REALLY high-quality match like that is always enthralling even if there isn't much drama. But take just a "good" quality match, e.g. Wozniacki-Zvonareva in the Beijing final - technically a good (but not great) match going by the stats, but boring to watch imo. Today's was much more interesting than that match, despite being of lower quality.

But Wozniacki matches are never good technically :lol:

Black Mamba.
Aug 22nd, 2011, 02:00 AM
Give me a high quality match over "drama" any day. I'll take a Venus-Henin USO semi over this crap anytime.

So much truth in this statement. If people want to watch drama go watch "Jersey Shore" and the Situation be a douche bag. When I watch tennis I don't want to see the mess I saw today.

mykarma
Aug 22nd, 2011, 02:02 AM
no matter how many times you repeat it, you won't take it from Maria:wavey:
Even when she is choking and playing her worst tennis, she still refuses to lose to serbian pusher:cheer:
Title Nr.24 and mental demons of the final are finally conquered:bowdown:
Where's the thread on Maria having no class for yelling "come on" at JJ's unforced errors.









Yeah, just what I thought. :rolleyes:

faboozadoo15
Aug 22nd, 2011, 02:05 AM
Where's the thread on Maria having no class for yelling "come on" at JJ's unforced errors.









Yeah, just what I thought. :rolleyes:

What did this have to do with madmax's post?








Yeah, just what I thought. :rolleyes:

LefandePatty
Aug 22nd, 2011, 02:10 AM
Fun match. :)
Congrats Maria. :yeah:

RenaSlam.
Aug 22nd, 2011, 02:12 AM
Thank god for Serena.

mykarma
Aug 22nd, 2011, 02:17 AM
What did this have to do with madmax's post?








Yeah, just what I thought. :rolleyes:
Since you asked not a damn thing, now what.

merryploughbhoy
Aug 22nd, 2011, 02:19 AM
Happy for Martha/Masha/Maria ! Would rather see her win than JJ. Good for the WTA that she is getting back to her best over the last 6 months.

perseus2006
Aug 22nd, 2011, 02:21 AM
I watched every point of this very entertaining match and by the end of the second game it was clear that this match had nothing to do with tennis!

News Flash! From The Chief Assistant to The Assistant Chief At Tennis Headquarters In Kabul, Afganistan: The next match between Maria Sharapova and Jelena Jankovic will be played on a thoroughly saturated clay surface without a net, racquets or balls. The winner will be the first player to crawl out of the mud with the other's top in hands or teeth. Scratching out both of the opponent's eyes will be a disqualifying Hindrance.

hotandspicey
Aug 22nd, 2011, 02:28 AM
Federer doesn't show any emotion.

A girl with a similar personality could draw big crowds if she has a big game (and is good looking).
She would also need to have Princess Diana's charisma.

Sure he does!:lol: I've seen him yell, scream, smash his racket, and curse out an umpire!

Morning Morgan
Aug 22nd, 2011, 02:32 AM
That was so shit it deserved its own sewage system.

HuHu
Aug 22nd, 2011, 02:35 AM
TeDIvXV0Rlg

merryploughbhoy
Aug 22nd, 2011, 02:39 AM
Sure he does!:lol: I've seen him yell, scream, smash his racket, and curse out an umpire!

Of cousre Federer shows emotion. He also happens to be the greatest ever and probaly ever will be so thats why he draws sell out crowds every time. The reason why WTA crowds suck is because womens tennis players largely dont appeal to men, a few do like Ivanovic,Wozniacki,Azarenka,goerges as they are feminine... But if you look at the crowds at most other matches, you don't see many guys in the stands, maybe 5-10% You could'nt say that for ATP matches where its normaly 50/50. Alot of you won't like hearing that but its the truth ...

Belmont Lad
Aug 22nd, 2011, 02:47 AM
Epic! :lol: :lol: Grats on the second title of the year Masha :hearts: And so glad JJ decided to start playing tennis again, despite the odious display today, welcome back! :hearts:

Ayumilover.
Aug 22nd, 2011, 02:47 AM
I turned it off at 4-6,4-5 and I just knew Maria would win :lol:

JJ was pretty bad i thought, and Maria sunk herself to jelena's level.

:haha: at every time Jelena would complain.

it was a pretty entertaining final. i miss the days when these two were consistent top 5

HRHoliviasmith
Aug 22nd, 2011, 02:54 AM
That was so shit it deserved its own sewage system.

putting this in my siggy tommorrow. :hysteric:

AcesHigh
Aug 22nd, 2011, 02:55 AM
That was so shit it deserved its own sewage system.

This the quote of the summer for sure

Ntosake
Aug 22nd, 2011, 03:30 AM
Maria :weirdo: and JJ :weirdo:

This was a bad, bad, but entertaining match.

If it were possible they both should have lost.:facepalm:

Congrats Maria, get 'em next time JJ.

Jane Lane
Aug 22nd, 2011, 03:36 AM
Ugh, until 4-1 in the first it was amazing. Maria showed her 2008 AO form, then she completely fell apart. But it was good tennis the first set.

Then it was a torture.

Maria hits a DF ON EVERY SINGLE IMPORTANT POINT! Her 'serve-mentality' is worse than Dementieva at her very worst. Maria is just awful sometimes and just keeps proving to everyone she will never ever win a slam again with a head like that. She is such a mental midget on serve it´s not even funny.

Jankovic on the other hand was so useless the third set anyone from TOP50 would beat her.

From a good match it turned out to a absolute shitfest, an insult to the game of tennis.

This. At least Lena tried to get it in and, you know, it just didn't....

Albireo
Aug 22nd, 2011, 03:36 AM
Enjoy watching someone who knows how and wants to win, Cincinnati. You won't be seeing anything like it until next year.

Andy.
Aug 22nd, 2011, 03:38 AM
Despite all those lost opportunites she just kep fighting and never gave up. Thats what makes Masha so tough to beat. She is one of the best compeditors in sport. Well done Masha!!!

Julian.
Aug 22nd, 2011, 03:39 AM
Congrats Maria!! :kiss::hearts:

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a53/VardanP/ScreenShot2011-08-21at72621PM.png

but this stat :spit::haha::tape::help:

alfonsojose
Aug 22nd, 2011, 03:41 AM
Pova's movement and footwork. groundies are still there, but she's still half a step behind the lady at AO 2008 :hearts:

pokey camp
Aug 22nd, 2011, 03:55 AM
Enjoy watching someone who knows how and wants to win, Cincinnati. You won't be seeing anything like it until next year.
:rolls:

danieln1
Aug 22nd, 2011, 04:00 AM
Didn´t see the match, was at the bar drinking, but I´m laughing at those comments

For sure it was a utter hot mess errorfest, drama match, shame I lost this...

Rex59
Aug 22nd, 2011, 04:02 AM
That had to be the shi....., worst, most awful match in tennis history hands down !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If I were any one of those players, I would be embarrassed to accept the trophy, especially Jankovic...

Fido could have won that match !!!!!!!!!!!

You must not have seen the 'Pova/Dulgheru match in Miami this year. Just as long, but far worse. The worst match of the year thus far. :tape:

BepaMaria
Aug 22nd, 2011, 04:04 AM
Despite all the comments, a win is still a win. It must suck for the haters to see Maria grind out another 3-setter using her mental toughness:lol:

AnomyBC
Aug 22nd, 2011, 04:09 AM
Yay, Maria! Remember, any player can win when they play well, but it takes a great champion to win while playing horribly :worship:

Now please ugly your way to victory at the US Open as well :)

Vikapower
Aug 22nd, 2011, 04:12 AM
Maria wins 24th title and that's all good, Jelena is now in Maria's pigeon book and that's even more good - on to win the US Open title now and 4th major overall. :D

Novichok
Aug 22nd, 2011, 04:15 AM
You must not have seen the 'Pova/Dulgheru match in Miami this year. Just as long, but far worse. The worst match of the year thus far. :tape:

Yes, absolutely disgusting match. Even bad for Maria's standards.

goldenlox
Aug 22nd, 2011, 04:36 AM
Yes, absolutely disgusting match. Even bad for Maria's standards.
Maria plays much worse than this on a bad day. Look at her IW SF. Look at her USO loss last year.
She wasnt that bad today, just like against Vera in the semi. That level will beat most of the tour.
This is her game now. This wasnt a surprise.

Mashabator
Aug 22nd, 2011, 04:42 AM
win is a win :cheer: yay for another title

Harju.
Aug 22nd, 2011, 05:03 AM
Maria :cheer:
I stopped watching at 3-3 in the third set :lol:
Even though it was a hot mess match but it was full of drama. The bitch stare, the complaints, the COME ONs, the two Serbs who was escorted out, the racket breaking, the smirks when Maria hit awful shot, the DFs on the most crucial points. I can go on and on :drool:

atominside
Aug 22nd, 2011, 05:04 AM
Maria plays much worse than this on a bad day. Look at her IW SF. Look at her USO loss last year.
She wasnt that bad today, just like against Vera in the semi. That level will beat most of the tour.
This is her game now. This wasnt a surprise.
pathetic :rolleyes:

gc-spurs
Aug 22nd, 2011, 05:13 AM
Maria :cheer:
I stopped watching at 3-3 in the third set :lol:
Even though it was a hot mess match but it was full of drama. The bitch stare, the complaints, the COME ONs, the two Serbs who was escorted out, the racket breaking, the smirks when Maria hit awful shot, the DFs on the most crucial points. I can go on and on :drool:

Don't forget about that part when Maria got confused about whether or not there were new balls and Kader had to remind her that they had already changed them and that she had already changed her racket.

bandabou
Aug 22nd, 2011, 05:28 AM
Congrats to Maria!! Title no.2 this year?! :bounce:

Her fragileness on the serve is worrying though. ONE bad service game and she goes totally off the boil. Hmmm...but she regrouped and toughed out the win.

Harju.
Aug 22nd, 2011, 05:29 AM
Don't forget about that part when Maria got confused about whether or not there were new balls and Kader had to remind her that they had already changed them and that she had already changed her racket.
:lol: and the commentators were giggling over it.

and then there was the HAND incident, Lady Jaja kept on asking Kader about the ball call, Ricardo standing up in the middle of the game which annoyed a woman behind him :lol:

iGOAT
Aug 22nd, 2011, 05:34 AM
That was definitely shitfest of the year :spit: absolutely painful :facepalm:.

I'm so sad for Lady JaJa :sad::sad::sad: so close, yet so far from a title right now :awww: please play well in New Haven next week!

VeeJJ
Aug 22nd, 2011, 05:36 AM
So my DVR stopped recording this at 2 all in the 3rd set with Jelena up BP at 30-40.

I'm gonna go jump off a bridge now and hopefully die.

BTW: Drama at it's PEAK.

PLP
Aug 22nd, 2011, 05:52 AM
That was a trainwreck at its finest!

It's embarrassing that that match was a final! :facepalm:

No, the crowd totally loved it, it was a highly entertaining and dramatic match...things many finals this year have lacked.

Dominic
Aug 22nd, 2011, 06:11 AM
I watched about 10 minutes and threw up a couple times, some of the shots they missed, seriously, I personally would be ashamed to miss. (as an amateur)

Morning Morgan
Aug 22nd, 2011, 06:24 AM
putting this in my siggy tommorrow. :hysteric:

Such an honor :hearts::kiss:

PLP
Aug 22nd, 2011, 06:42 AM
Don't forget about that part when Maria got confused about whether or not there were new balls and Kader had to remind her that they had already changed them and that she had already changed her racket.


That was the best, Maria looked utterly clueless.
:haha:

SoBizarre
Aug 22nd, 2011, 07:13 AM
Great show, very funny. I can imagine other players watching it on TV. You know, all the high fives, finger pointing, hard laughing... I bet it make them feel so much better about their chances in USO.:D

Brad[le]y.
Aug 22nd, 2011, 07:15 AM
Congrats Maria.

#1 in Race :clap2:

bandabou
Aug 22nd, 2011, 07:20 AM
A nice in your face match. :lol: Kader had his hands full with the ladies.

Stonerpova
Aug 22nd, 2011, 07:32 AM
In terms of quality it was a trainwreck, but I still can't remember a time when I was so emotionally invested in a match. The momentum swings were ridiculous, and some of the misses were downright laughable, but for every 10 mishits there was a spectacular winner that made watching this hot mess worthwhile. Maria showed once again that she is one of the great competitors in the history of this sport and it took all of her mental fortitude to scrape out this win. Despite how bad she was at times, it's hard to criticize Maria when she tries this hard. It turned out to be a dramatic, compelling match, and this type of win could be a turning point for Shazza, no matter how ugly it was. Bring on the Open.

olivero
Aug 22nd, 2011, 07:41 AM
great tournament for Jelena nonetheless
and well done to Masha

Mashabator
Aug 22nd, 2011, 07:43 AM
has anyone got any videos of maria smashing her racquet :sobbing: