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mk27
Sep 30th, 2011, 06:16 AM
[8] Bartoli vs Benesova
Morita vs Qualifier
Qualifier vs Makarova
Safarova vs [9] Petkovic

burn
Sep 30th, 2011, 07:18 AM
Good draw :cheer:

Carsten
Sep 30th, 2011, 10:44 AM
Safarova in R1 is always tough, you never know what to expect, she can always have a great day. But she also has very bad days :lol:

CillyUltra
Sep 30th, 2011, 07:20 PM
Petko's Race to YEC:

8. Bartoli 4315 +435

9. Radwanska 3940 +60

10. Petkovic 3880

11. Schiavone 3820


Big, last chance to gain ground in the YEC race. If she can beat Bartoli in the 3rd round and make the semi thereafter, she can reduce Bartoli's margin by 310 pts and keep Schiavone and Radwanska in check. But of course it all depends on her condition. Her father told she isn't yet completely fit, has still pains, couldn't practice fully.

matthias
Sep 30th, 2011, 08:11 PM
YEC seems to be far away now for me, and with Radwanska in good shape we should focus on a top10 Year End ranking.
And this would be a great achievement for her.

i agree with Carsten about the Beijing Draw, Safarova can be very dangerous, but hopefully she has a bad day once again.

Omega1
Oct 1st, 2011, 02:25 PM
[8] Bartoli vs Benesova
Morita vs Qualifier
Qualifier vs Makarova
Safarova vs [9] Petkovic

Good easy draw :bounce: Go Andrea.

serendipitynow
Oct 1st, 2011, 03:51 PM
andrea won :hug::cheer::cheer:

Specter
Oct 1st, 2011, 04:05 PM
Andrea Petkovic def. Lucie Safarova 7-6 (5) 6-4

Milito22
Oct 1st, 2011, 04:18 PM
:cheer:

matthias
Oct 1st, 2011, 04:48 PM
well done Petko!
How was the Tiebreak going?
Andrea always in lead?
but 9 missed Breakpoints in 1st set is way too much

Dorien.
Oct 1st, 2011, 06:13 PM
Well done Andrea :cheer:

matthias
Oct 2nd, 2011, 04:16 PM
CSN def. Makarova
so we will see a rematch from the Us-Open
hopefully with the same outcome :)

Milito22
Oct 3rd, 2011, 02:37 AM
good luck! :cheer:

abi
Oct 3rd, 2011, 04:18 AM
Looking forward to her 2R match, but even more to the new Petkorazzi video LOL.

Omega1
Oct 3rd, 2011, 05:27 PM
Beijing
Tuesday, October 4, 2011

National Tennis Stadium (from 12.30hrs)
1. Vera Zvonareva vs. Klara Zakopalova
2. ATP: Tsonga vs. Dimitrov (NB 15.00hrs)
3. ATP: Berdych vs. Melzer
4. Caroline Wozniacki vs. Jarmila Gajdosova (NB 19.30hrs)
5. ATP: Bellucci vs. Ferrero

Lotus Court (from 12.30hrs)
1. ATP: Youzhny vs. Almagro
2. Samantha Stosur vs. Maria Kirilenko (NB 15.00hrs)
3. Carla Suárez Navarro vs. Andrea Petkovic Good luck ;)
4. ATP: Granollers vs. Simon (NB 19.30hrs)

Moon Court (from 12.30hrs)
1. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs. María José Martínez Sánchez
2. Flavia Pennetta vs. Daniela Hantuchova (NB 15.00hrs)
3. ATP: Fognini vs. Zemlja
4. ATP: Isner vs. Ljubicic

Court 1 (from 12.30hrs)
1. ATP: Zhang vs. Li
2. Roberta Vinci vs. Virginie Razzano
3. Marion Bartoli vs. Christina McHale
4. Peng/Zheng vs. Martínez Sánchez/Zakopalova (after suitable rest)

Court 3 (from 12.30hrs)
1. ATP: Montańés vs. Capdeville
2. ATP: Kohlschreiber vs. Robredo
3. Chan/Hradecka vs. Huber/Raymond
4. Peschke/Srebotnik vs. Pliskova/Pliskova

Court 7 (from 12.30hrs)
1. ATP: Llodra/Zimonjic vs. De Voest/Fisher
2. ATP: Bryan/Bryan vs. Dlouhy/Dolgopolov
3. Benesova/Zahlavova Strycova vs. Kops-Jones/Spears

matthias
Oct 3rd, 2011, 07:03 PM
Petko on Eurosport tomorrow :)

matthias
Oct 4th, 2011, 11:21 AM
Petko def. CSN 6-4 6-4
she was down 0-3 and 2-4 in 2nd set

now vs. Bartoli

serendipitynow
Oct 4th, 2011, 11:25 AM
Andrea!! :bounce::bounce::bounce:
:cheer::cheer::cheer:

Dorien.
Oct 4th, 2011, 05:39 PM
Well done girl :cheer:

Omega1
Oct 4th, 2011, 06:31 PM
Good job ;)

rucolo
Oct 4th, 2011, 09:34 PM
Should have been easier, but Andrea won and into Beijing R3! :yeah:

Now very important match vs Bartoli. If Andrea loses this, then bye bye YEC :(

Brad[le]y.
Oct 5th, 2011, 04:52 AM
Let's go Andy! Big match :D

matthias
Oct 5th, 2011, 10:31 AM
Should have been easier, but Andrea won and into Beijing R3! :yeah:

Now very important match vs Bartoli. If Andrea loses this, then bye bye YEC :(

she has to play better as yesterday if she want to have a chance against Bartoli
and even if she beat Bartoli it would be a long way to YEC
Radwanska has a good Draw and can overtake her

Carsten
Oct 5th, 2011, 02:37 PM
Petkovic def. Bartoli 4:6 6:4 7:5

http://i53.tinypic.com/16bg8xw.jpg


Up and down match, quality was really bad for 1 and a half sets, then petko started to play more agressive and was in control... until 5:1 3rd set where she tried to choke it away :lol: thank god she was able to stay cool after 5 all.

Milito22
Oct 5th, 2011, 03:04 PM
vamos :woohoo:

matthias
Oct 5th, 2011, 04:52 PM
Great Fight
After 5-5 in 3rd i was sure she is done
But she proofed me wrong :woohoo:

Dorien.
Oct 5th, 2011, 06:23 PM
Petkoooooo :worship:

burn
Oct 5th, 2011, 07:35 PM
Petko :yeah:

matthias
Oct 6th, 2011, 05:00 AM
Azarenka pulled out, means Petko will
face Pavlyuchenko.
I hope she is mentally still fresh enough to
take this opportunity

matthias
Oct 6th, 2011, 05:00 AM
Azarenka pulled out, means Petko will
face Pavlyuchenko.
I hope she is mentally still fresh enough to
take this opportunity

crazillo
Oct 6th, 2011, 11:41 AM
Should be a three set match. While I think Pavly is better at her best, I expect Petko to win tomorrow.

Omega1
Oct 6th, 2011, 06:40 PM
Good luck tomorrow ;)

rucolo
Oct 6th, 2011, 08:39 PM
Very important win, Andrea! :bounce::worship:

Crazy match. Bartoli 6-4 3-1, then Andrea 4-6 6-4 5-1, and finally 7-5 :lol:

If Andrea loses to Pavlyuchenkova, then pretty sure no YEC :unsure:

Great Fight
After 5-5 in 3rd i was sure she is done
But she proofed me wrong :woohoo:

Why sure Andrea was done?

5-0/5-1/5-2/5-3 -> 5-5 -> very often the choker wins the set 7-5/7-6! ;)

Johnbert
Oct 6th, 2011, 08:42 PM
If Andrea loses to Pavlyuchenkova, then pretty sure no YEC :unsure:

if andrea really wants to qualify for the yec, she have to reach at least the final. otherwise it's nearly impossible...

matthias
Oct 6th, 2011, 10:35 PM
YEC hin oder her
2011 war ein Hammer Jahr für Petko

matthias
Oct 6th, 2011, 10:37 PM
Very important win, Andrea! :bounce::worship:

Crazy match. Bartoli 6-4 3-1, then Andrea 4-6 6-4 5-1, and finally 7-5 :lol:

If Andrea loses to Pavlyuchenkova, then pretty sure no YEC :unsure:



Why sure Andrea was done?

5-0/5-1/5-2/5-3 -> 5-5 -> very often the choker wins the set 7-5/7-6! ;)

because it's petko ;)

CillyUltra
Oct 7th, 2011, 12:44 PM
Anderson/ Cilic in the 3rd set, means more than 9h between the matches of Niculescu and Andrea. :help:

This tournament sucks so much! :banghead:

mk27
Oct 7th, 2011, 03:32 PM
Andrea Petkovic d. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6:3 7:6

SF against Niculescu

Carsten
Oct 7th, 2011, 03:34 PM
Petko def. Pavlyuchenkova 6:3 7:6

http://i51.tinypic.com/23udb38.jpg


she played well, but that 2nd set way painful and she could have won it really a lot asier :lol:

burn
Oct 7th, 2011, 03:35 PM
Keep going :bounce:

Milito22
Oct 7th, 2011, 03:50 PM
:woohoo: :cheer:

serendipitynow
Oct 7th, 2011, 03:57 PM
go for the title andrea!:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

Dorien.
Oct 7th, 2011, 06:11 PM
Woow i'm so happy :cheer:
And so looking forward to see her match on livestream tomorrow. Thank god it's finally weekend :)

Ian Aberdon
Oct 7th, 2011, 06:13 PM
Well played Petkorazzi! :yeah:

matthias
Oct 7th, 2011, 07:46 PM
well done
end of a long season and Petko still on a good level
RESPECT

rucolo
Oct 7th, 2011, 10:12 PM
Andrea into Beijing SF! :hearts::yeah:

well done
end of a long season and Petko still on a good level
RESPECT

aber wirklich, RESPEKT :worship:

CillyUltra
Oct 7th, 2011, 11:10 PM
Andrea has lost some of her mental stamina she had this season and she has to deal with a joke schedule (only 15 1/2 h between her matches)...

But nevertheless a big chance now for her first PM final and to gain at least the ninth place in the race (and hoping for a YEC retirement or to play as a surrogate then). And the points are important too, as she has to defend 700 pts right at the start of next season.

CillyUltra
Oct 8th, 2011, 08:13 AM
Idemo!

Andrea beats Monica Niculescu 62 60

and makes her first Premier Mandatory Final

:banana::banana:

mk27
Oct 8th, 2011, 08:15 AM
She is only the 3rd German who has reached a big final since 1990. :yeah:

Dorien.
Oct 8th, 2011, 08:23 AM
Woooww :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:
Well done Andrea :cheer:

Carsten
Oct 8th, 2011, 08:25 AM
Amazing :woohoo: That was nice and easy against a really overwhelmed opponent :) And she didn't show any nerves :D

matthias
Oct 8th, 2011, 08:34 AM
smart played, and Petko moves just to good to get hurt by the crazy slice forehand
i guess thats the key against Niculescu, moving well

matthias
Oct 8th, 2011, 09:41 AM
Petko up to #9 for sure on mondays Ranking

shrOOf
Oct 8th, 2011, 09:48 AM
Well done Andy :cheer: :woohoo:

Dementinator
Oct 8th, 2011, 10:17 AM
Well done

joy division
Oct 8th, 2011, 11:27 AM
Really well done, Andrea !!!
She is improving steadily and has some very worthy attitudes to be sucessful in women`s tennis.
Andrea has no really extraordinary strengths in her game. But she plays tennis consistently on a high level, recovers very well and at the right time, when she has little periods of weakness in her game to stay in control, as seen in her match against Pawlju yesterday.
And she can read the different style of play of her opponents, and overcome an uncomfortable opponent like Niculescu pretty easy, as seen today.
Aga is one of the smartest player on the tour, and in a fantastic shape. It will be a very difficult task for Andrea, anyway very interesting to watch.

rucolo
Oct 8th, 2011, 03:38 PM
Impressive win, Andrea! :bounce::worship:

YEC still possible. I guess this is her first Premier final :eek:

Milito22
Oct 8th, 2011, 03:46 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :cheer:

Carsten
Oct 8th, 2011, 05:46 PM
Really well done, Andrea !!!
She is improving steadily and has some very worthy attitudes to be sucessful in women`s tennis.
Andrea has no really extraordinary strengths in her game. But she plays tennis consistently on a high level, recovers very well and at the right time, when she has little periods of weakness in her game to stay in control, as seen in her match against Pawlju yesterday.
And she can read the different style of play of her opponents, and overcome an uncomfortable opponent like Niculescu pretty easy, as seen today.
Aga is one of the smartest player on the tour, and in a fantastic shape. It will be a very difficult task for Andrea, anyway very interesting to watch.

I'd say her extraordinary strength is her whole baseline game, forehand and backhand combined with a good, solid movement. She hits hard off both sides and doesn't have that major weapon where she hits one winner after another, but she's still playing agressive (on a good day :lol:) and also doesn't have a big weakness. And I think in tennis that is more important than maybe having 1-2 major weapens but also having 1-2 big weaknesses. So it's hard for the opponent to outhit her.
But something she has to work on is to consistently play more agressive, more consequent. She still has many of those matches where she's relying too much on her fitness and fighting abilities which means: very long matches. Also her serve can be improved. It's not a weakness and can be strong at times, but it could definitely get better.

joy division
Oct 8th, 2011, 07:01 PM
I'd say her extraordinary strength is her whole baseline game, forehand and backhand combined with a good, solid movement. She hits hard off both sides and doesn't have that major weapon where she hits one winner after another, but she's still playing agressive (on a good day :lol:) and also doesn't have a big weakness. And I think in tennis that is more important than maybe having 1-2 major weapens but also having 1-2 big weaknesses. So it's hard for the opponent to outhit her.
But something she has to work on is to consistently play more agressive, more consequent. She still has many of those matches where she's relying too much on her fitness and fighting abilities which means: very long matches. Also her serve can be improved. It's not a weakness and can be strong at times, but it could definitely get better.

This is a very good analyze of her game, there is not much to add.
I agree on the points that you mention, where she still can improve.
She still sometimes has the attitude to be too passive during the rallies at times.
After the match against Pervak at Wimbledon, which she actually lost, because she was too passive and uninspired, Andrea was deeply disappointed.
But she has sucessfully begun to work on it, as we see.
Her serve will probably be the hardest thing to work on.
It has a pretty rapid speed and it`s effective, when the ball is well placed.
But her motion at serve does hardly allow to put much spin on the ball. Therefore she has difficulties to variate, especially on the second serve.
As a smart person with the ability to have deeper insights, and to learn, she might surprise us in this point, too, We`ll see.

Brad[le]y.
Oct 9th, 2011, 01:19 AM
Andy :banana:

back in top 10 :woohoo:

burn
Oct 9th, 2011, 07:02 AM
Awesome, Andrea :hearts:

Johnbert
Oct 9th, 2011, 02:26 PM
da war sooooooo viel mehr drin... bei 4-3 MUSS sie radwanska breaken und dann darf sie die beiden folgenden spiele nicht so lustlos herschenken. völlig unnötig eine riesenchance vertan. ob die so schnell wieder kommt??? :rolleyes:

Carsten
Oct 9th, 2011, 02:34 PM
unfortunately she made some easy errors in the end, if she only could have made the break at 4:3 :sad:

But what a quality match, Andy can be pround of this final :) Not a shame to lose against this in-form Radwanska.

Milito22
Oct 9th, 2011, 02:55 PM
:tears:

Steff_forever
Oct 9th, 2011, 02:57 PM
unfortunately she made some easy errors in the end, if she only could have made the break at 4:3 :sad:

But what a quality match, Andy can be pround of this final :) Not a shame to lose against this in-form Radwanska.
my thoughts :hatoff:

aber vielleicht wirkt ein 0-5 gegen andere Spielerinnen dann erst recht motivierend.

YEC unrattainable now without help... :rolleyes:

burn
Oct 9th, 2011, 03:01 PM
Schade :sad:

matthias
Oct 9th, 2011, 04:12 PM
schade, einen der Returns bei 15-30 und zweiten aufschlag muss sie machen und dann gewinnt sie das ding imo
Aber sie wird auch daraus wieder lernen.

LinusVanPelt
Oct 9th, 2011, 04:27 PM
that match was the best match i have seen for a long time.. she played very well but radwanska was just a little bit more better. she did many unforced errors due to her aggressive playing style.i felt sorry for her when she started to weep after she hugged the winner :(

mk27
Oct 9th, 2011, 04:29 PM
Sad end, but of course a great tournament for her :hug:

Dorien.
Oct 9th, 2011, 06:14 PM
This was indeed a great final :) Sadly she couldn't win it, but i'm so proud :hug:

Brad[le]y.
Oct 9th, 2011, 06:52 PM
Andy :(

Career high #9 though :woohoo:

matthias
Oct 9th, 2011, 08:13 PM
#9 is really great
single-diget ranking ;
never expected her to go that high ever in her career at all :woohoo:

CillyUltra
Oct 9th, 2011, 09:50 PM
eine riesenchance vertan. ob die so schnell wieder kommt??? :rolleyes:

Da muss man, glaube ich, sich nicht so viele Sorgen machen, wenn man ihre Lernkurve nimmt und die desaströse Situation in der sogenannten Weltspitze. Auch eine Radwanska wird erstmal unter Beweis stellen müssen, dass sie nicht nur eine Quartalssiegerin ist, wie man sie zur Genüge kennt aus dieser Saison. Die gescheiterte YEC-Quali sollte man jetzt nicht zu ernst nehmen, wichtig ist, dass sie in Melbourne wieder in Top-Form ist. Mal sehen, ob sich jetzt auch mehr GM-Poster hier melden, die Anerkennung, die sie bei TF bekommt, war jedenfalls bisher ziemlich überschaubar.

rucolo
Oct 10th, 2011, 02:45 PM
Andrea fantastic tennis :hug:


"I'm very, very happy Andrea and I could play such an amazing match. Both of us played unbelievable," Radwanska said. "The first set was very tight, game by game. Then she killed me in the second set - I had chances, I was up 30-0 a few times, but it went by so quickly. It was hard to come back but I did, and in the end it was just a couple of points. I think it was the best final I've played.



"Me and Agnieszka always have long matches. Even when it's two sets we always play very long rallies and always play good matches," Petkovic said. "In two or three days, when the disappointment settles a little bit, I'll be able to look back at this as a really great match and great entertainment for the people.


yeah, it was a high-quality match :worship: