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Julian.
Oct 12th, 2011, 05:24 PM
http://www.facebook.com/Sharapova

Maria Sharapova: My physio Juan has done an amazing job the last 2 weeks and I am happy to say that we just arrived in Istanbul!!! A+ for the Turkish Airlines business class seats, slept like a baby!!

:bounce:

madmax
Oct 12th, 2011, 05:25 PM
:hearts:
Destroy these pretenders Mashenka:bowdown:

NA-GOAT
Oct 12th, 2011, 05:31 PM
wow she is there so early :eek:

maybe she is trying to steal Caro's Turkish Airlines contract :sobbing:

ElusiveChanteuse
Oct 12th, 2011, 05:32 PM
http://www.facebook.com/Sharapova

Maria Sharapova: My physio Juan has done an amazing job the last 2 weeks and I am happy to say that we just arrived in Istanbul!!! A+ for the Turkish Airlines business class seats, slept like a baby!!

:bounce:
Credit to Caro.:oh:

BTW, she went there so early.:eek: Looks like she's determined to end the season in a high.:cheer:

pav
Oct 12th, 2011, 05:34 PM
The prick is a bit early isn't she:confused:

Maidenhair
Oct 12th, 2011, 05:37 PM
Masha. :cheer: Beat them all in Istanbul. :hearts:

NA-GOAT
Oct 12th, 2011, 05:38 PM
The prick is a bit early isn't she:confused:

almost 2 weeks early :eek:

but I am sure she will fill her time with practice, sponsor commitments, sightseeing :angel:

Miracle Worker
Oct 12th, 2011, 05:39 PM
JJ arrived to Linz 5 days before tournament.

Maria doesn't want to be worse than The Empress.

Sp!ffy
Oct 12th, 2011, 05:43 PM
Please win the title to round off a pretty decent season. :cheer:

Trih
Oct 12th, 2011, 05:43 PM
Queen Masha is never late or early, she arrives exactly when she intends to do. :hearts:

joćo.
Oct 12th, 2011, 05:44 PM
Girl u early :rolleyes:

QuietPlease
Oct 12th, 2011, 05:45 PM
Already in Istanbul!
Good to hear she'll be fit for fight!

goldenlox
Oct 12th, 2011, 05:48 PM
That is good news! She has a fiance there, so that could be a reason she's there early.

Excelscior
Oct 12th, 2011, 05:51 PM
Wow!

She there quite early, indeed.

I see somebody really wants to win/get acclimated to, well everything!!??? Lol Can't blame her.

Go On Girl!!! Good for her!!!

SoBizarre
Oct 12th, 2011, 05:52 PM
Queen Masha is never late or early, she arrives exactly when she intends to do. :hearts:

Same as Chuck Norris... :haha:

Laura_VeeFan
Oct 12th, 2011, 05:55 PM
She's there already? She means business :hearts:

http://www.facebook.com/Sharapova

Maria Sharapova: My physio Juan has done an amazing job the last 2 weeks and I am happy to say that we just arrived in Istanbul!!! A+ for the Turkish Airlines business class seats, slept like a baby!!

:bounce:

Caro won't be pleased about Maria stealing her Turkish Airlines sponsorship deal :oh:

jacobruiz
Oct 12th, 2011, 05:59 PM
That is good news! She has a fiance there, so that could be a reason she's there early.


;)

gumoll
Oct 12th, 2011, 06:02 PM
who cares?

player forum or YEC forum :yawn:

*reported*

NA-GOAT
Oct 12th, 2011, 06:02 PM
Caro won't be pleased about Maria stealing her Turkish Airlines sponsorship deal :oh:

we'll see about that ... Na also wants to represent Turkish Airlines :lol:

effedcamel
Oct 12th, 2011, 06:05 PM
who cares?

player forum or YEC forum :yawn:

*reported*

This. I love Masha but this is not GM material.

ico4498
Oct 12th, 2011, 06:20 PM
mash it up Masha!

faboozadoo15
Oct 12th, 2011, 06:25 PM
She's going to put all the other girls on their asses.

sam.jones
Oct 12th, 2011, 08:09 PM
hopefully she can end caro's no. 1 hopes

Cherry.
Oct 12th, 2011, 08:14 PM
Her fiancé is there so she's bound to be there early. :lol:

dsanders06
Oct 12th, 2011, 08:17 PM
The only other time she arrived at a tournament 2 weeks early this year, she got a Slam final out of it :drool: so the omens are good.

Temporary0369
Oct 12th, 2011, 09:05 PM
Knowing that the number 2 player in the world (who had to withdraw from two premier tournaments after rolling her ankle) is in Istanbul and ready for the YEC is not a topic of general interest, but chronicling whether Hantuchova has played anybody skinnier than she is is? :help:

madmax
Oct 12th, 2011, 09:51 PM
Knowing that the number 2 player in the world (who had to withdraw from two premier tournaments after rolling her ankle) is in Istanbul and ready for the YEC is not a topic of general interest, but chronicling whether Hantuchova has played anybody skinnier than she is is? :help:

:haha:
Yup, that's GM for ya...

Cherry.
Oct 12th, 2011, 09:55 PM
Knowing that the number 2 player in the world (who had to withdraw from two premier tournaments after rolling her ankle) is in Istanbul and ready for the YEC is not a topic of general interest, but chronicling whether Hantuchova has played anybody skinnier than she is is? :help:IKR.
That's how GM works. :lol:

Stonerpova
Oct 13th, 2011, 03:01 AM
Hoping she finds a serve in Istanbul. No mercy Mash :armed:

Marilyn Monheaux
Oct 13th, 2011, 10:09 AM
almost 2 weeks early :eek:

but I am sure she will fill her time with practice, sponsor commitments, sightseeing :angel: sex

Let's be real. :cool:

s teddy
Oct 13th, 2011, 12:02 PM
Let's be real. :cool:

Our Virgin Maria? Never!

gc-spurs
Oct 13th, 2011, 12:09 PM
Yeah Maja, just cause you're VM no more doesn't mean the same for our precious Maria.

Mistress of Evil
Oct 14th, 2011, 08:51 AM
Of course, the thread got moved to SS, such a travesty :o

denny5576
Oct 14th, 2011, 03:14 PM
http://img805.imageshack.us/img805/115/64568340.jpg

denny5576
Oct 14th, 2011, 03:16 PM
http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/1524/test1cu.jpg

Excelscior
Oct 14th, 2011, 03:28 PM
Nice facility, but all that puple is horrid (eek)!!

Come on WTA

s teddy
Oct 14th, 2011, 07:46 PM
Nice facility, but all that puple is horrid (eek)!!

Come on WTA

:hah: :hearts: :oh:

Fighterpova
Oct 14th, 2011, 10:50 PM
Yay Masha :banana:
Glad to see that she's okay :)

She wont win the title, but I hope she wins a match or two, it would be nice since she hasn't played in a YEC forever!
I'm definitely excited :D

Fighterpova
Oct 14th, 2011, 10:52 PM
OMG, mint green court? Seriously??? :mad:

vozas
Oct 15th, 2011, 01:40 AM
Yay Masha :banana:
Glad to see that she's okay :)

She wont win the title, but I hope she wins a match or two, it would be nice since she hasn't played in a YEC forever!
I'm definitely excited :D

Ugh, can't you go into a gutter and just, like, die?

shaktincredible
Oct 15th, 2011, 01:50 AM
how could someone who has nickname i heart maria is someone who's not represent masha's spirit and optimistic? :help:

JamieOwen3
Oct 15th, 2011, 03:21 AM
That court is gonna be horrible for tv audiences. How the flying fuck are we gonna see the ball? It should be other way round!!!

cowsonice
Oct 15th, 2011, 03:29 AM
No doubles alley?

Break My Rapture
Oct 15th, 2011, 11:04 AM
Terrible colours. Can't they get their head out of their asses and make sure they choose court colours that complement yellow (as in the tennis ball) so it stands out more. Jesus effin christ man.

Trih
Oct 15th, 2011, 11:15 AM
I'm just speechless about those colors. :facepalm:

goldlion
Oct 15th, 2011, 12:12 PM
Maybe they're using purple balls as they eat grass

Fighterpova
Oct 15th, 2011, 06:16 PM
Ugh, can't you go into a gutter and just, like, die?

Ugh, can't you just fuck off?

Maidenhair
Oct 15th, 2011, 07:08 PM
WTF, the colour of the court is just plain stupid. :help:

doooma6816
Oct 15th, 2011, 08:27 PM
Good luck! We'll be definitely able to see the ball. Genius!

madmax
Oct 15th, 2011, 08:33 PM
Ugh, can't you just fuck off?

you're the most obnoxious and annoying Maria fan arround here , that's for sure...being constantly negative is one thing, but bringing this crap into fan forums is a big no-no. GTFO

Fighterpova
Oct 15th, 2011, 09:17 PM
you're the most obnoxious and annoying Maria fan arround here , that's for sure...being constantly negative is one thing, but bringing this crap into fan forums is a big no-no. GTFO

If you can't deal with me, just leave :wavey:
I'm staying right here :D

**mashafierce**
Oct 15th, 2011, 09:36 PM
If you can't deal with me, just leave :wavey:
I'm staying right here :D

We are all here because we are fans of maria lets not fight with each other.There are plenty of opportunities to fight with morons in general messages.

doomsday
Oct 15th, 2011, 10:03 PM
If you can't deal with me, just leave :wavey:
I'm staying right here :D

It's true that you are really annoying and really pessimist about Maria every single time:o. I think the right question is can you even deal with yourself?

Lucas_Arg
Oct 15th, 2011, 11:06 PM
you're the most obnoxious and annoying Maria fan arround here , that's for sure...being constantly negative is one thing, but bringing this crap into fan forums is a big no-no. GTFO

+ 1. GTFO! We don't like you

shaktincredible
Oct 16th, 2011, 02:14 AM
+ 1. GTFO! We don't like you

+2. i dont like him/her either.

denny5576
Oct 16th, 2011, 05:55 AM
The club in Istanbul where Maria is practicing every day:


http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/2373/screenhunter01oct151933.gif

Fighterpova
Oct 16th, 2011, 08:57 AM
you're the most obnoxious and annoying Maria fan arround here , that's for sure...being constantly negative is one thing, but bringing this crap into fan forums is a big no-no. GTFO

We are all here because we are fans of maria lets not fight with each other.There are plenty of opportunities to fight with morons in general messages.

It's true that you are really annoying and really pessimist about Maria every single time:o. I think the right question is can you even deal with yourself?

+ 1. GTFO! We don't like you

+2. i dont like him/her either.
http://i47.tinypic.com/211tk5u.gif

Maidenhair
Oct 16th, 2011, 09:25 AM
Guys, let's not fight please. The main reason I visit this thread is because there's no hatred. :oh:

Break My Rapture
Oct 16th, 2011, 11:31 AM
The club in Istanbul where Maria is practicing every day:


http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/2373/screenhunter01oct151933.gif
Thanks for providing useful information, contrary to everyone bashing hapless I ♥ Maria.

Mistress of Evil
Oct 16th, 2011, 11:35 AM
Why don't they just use Madrid's colour combination? :weirdo:

The club in Istanbul where Maria is practicing every day:


http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/2373/screenhunter01oct151933.gif

Thanks for providing useful information, contrary to everyone bashing hapless I ♥ Maria.

The Mashabators situated in Istanbul are heading into that direction as we type :sobbing:

doomsday
Oct 16th, 2011, 11:38 AM
Thanks for providing useful information, contrary to everyone bashing hapless I ♥ Maria.

I could care less where she plays I just want to see her kick some ass.

atominside
Oct 16th, 2011, 02:19 PM
Kvitova:sad::scared:

Lucas_Arg
Oct 16th, 2011, 03:52 PM
Kvitova:sad::scared:

Petra is playing ok, nothing oustandig, it was more like JaJa and Domi beat themselves.

doomsday
Oct 16th, 2011, 03:53 PM
Kvitova:sad::scared:

She is going to be difficult to beat that's for sure but Maria was definitely up to the challenge in Tokyo before this stupid injury, she'll get the job done in Turkey.

Maidenhair
Oct 16th, 2011, 05:16 PM
She is going to be difficult to beat that's for sure but Maria was definitely up to the challenge in Tokyo before this stupid injury, she'll get the job done in Turkey.

This. :drool:

MM_1257
Oct 16th, 2011, 10:24 PM
I do not worry for others now. I worry only for Masha and her fitness. The rest is irrelevant. Kvitova is on and off. And so is Maria nowadays and all WTA so anything can happen.

Shivank17
Oct 17th, 2011, 05:59 AM
Petra is playing ok, nothing oustandig, it was more like JaJa and Domi beat themselves.

True!
And when did winning tournaments like Linz make you a strong contender for YEC?! :rolleyes:
Then Caro would have been the big favorite. :oh:

JamieOwen3
Oct 17th, 2011, 07:40 AM
She's gonna do a 2007 madrid but win the whole thing this time ;) c'mon masha fierce!!!!

gc-spurs
Oct 17th, 2011, 08:16 AM
True!
And when did winning tournaments like Linz make you a strong contender for YEC?! :rolleyes:
Then Caro would have been the big favorite. :oh:

Indoor hard court

Shivank17
Oct 17th, 2011, 08:56 AM
Indoor hard court

But Linz is an International tournament. :facepalm:
And she has beaten none of the qualifiers there.

cyannnnn
Oct 17th, 2011, 09:49 AM
i don't know why but i see a kvitova-radwanska final...

gc-spurs
Oct 17th, 2011, 10:46 AM
But Linz is an International tournament. :facepalm:
And she has beaten none of the qualifiers there.

Yes, but there are so few I-HC tournaments that it has to be able to be used as a legitimate measure, just like how Birmingham is used as a legitimate Wimbledon measure. Not to mention KvittyGOAT has now played a full tournament on indoor a week or so out from the YEC.

Shivank17
Oct 17th, 2011, 11:37 AM
Yes, but there are so few I-HC tournaments that it has to be able to be used as a legitimate measure, just like how Birmingham is used as a legitimate Wimbledon measure. Not to mention KvittyGOAT has now played a full tournament on indoor a week or so out from the YEC.

Ya but it hardly matters , Kvitova won Madrid and then brainfarted against Na at FO,since she is a player who is on and off.So her form changes from tourney to tourney.

Mistress of Evil
Oct 17th, 2011, 11:52 AM
So is this going to be our YEC official thread? :awww:

Julian.
Oct 17th, 2011, 02:39 PM
So is this going to be our YEC official thread? :awww:

:lol: If you guys decide that this is it, just tell me and I can change the title :p

Maidenhair
Oct 17th, 2011, 07:45 PM
So is this going to be our YEC official thread? :awww:

:p

Lucas_Arg
Oct 17th, 2011, 11:34 PM
We are already bitching on it so yes, we should keep it!

Break My Rapture
Oct 21st, 2011, 03:45 PM
So we'll use this thread for YEC then? :) Need to come up with a nice thread title.

I REALLY want Maria to get revenge on Li, like REALLY badly.

Julian.
Oct 21st, 2011, 03:58 PM
So we'll use this thread for YEC then? :) Need to come up with a nice thread title.

I REALLY want Maria to get revenge on Li, like REALLY badly.

You guys can tell me what title should I put and I will change it :D

Break My Rapture
Oct 21st, 2011, 04:07 PM
Istanbul Immaculacy? :oh: I don't know if that's even a word but whatever. :lol:

Julian.
Oct 21st, 2011, 04:14 PM
Istanbul Immaculacy? :oh: I don't know if that's even a word but whatever. :lol:

it's a word :sobbing:

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/immaculacy

Mistress of Evil
Oct 21st, 2011, 04:19 PM
Mashа Bey and her harem of bitches :hearts:

Break My Rapture
Oct 21st, 2011, 04:45 PM
Mashа Bey and her harem of bitches :hearts:
:worship: "harem of bitches" is a MUST in this thread title. GREAT FIND.

18majors
Oct 21st, 2011, 04:55 PM
Mashа Bey and her harem of bitches :hearts:

Great thread title!

Shivank17
Oct 21st, 2011, 05:27 PM
Mashа Bey and her harem of bitches :hearts:

Perfecttttt! :bowdown: :yeah:

Trih
Oct 21st, 2011, 06:13 PM
Mashа Bey and her harem of bitches :hearts:

:yeah:
may I suggest a little fix? "Masha's Istanbul Harem: a purple court and her 7 bitches" :p

Break My Rapture
Oct 21st, 2011, 06:26 PM
:yeah:
may I suggest a little fix? "Masha's Istanbul Harem: a purple court and her 7 bitches" :p
Perfect. :worship:

Fighterpova
Oct 21st, 2011, 07:18 PM
So we'll use this thread for YEC then? :) Need to come up with a nice thread title.

I REALLY want Maria to get revenge on Li, like REALLY badly.
This :sobbing:
Mashа Bey and her harem of bitches :hearts:
Epic :hysteric:

Feyd
Oct 22nd, 2011, 12:03 AM
Mashа Bey

OK, she has a little bit of moustache but that was mean. :hysteric:

JamieOwen3
Oct 22nd, 2011, 01:08 AM
I really wanted to be able to be on here during maria's matches. My phone cant keep up with it though during matches :sobbing:

Steven.
Oct 22nd, 2011, 02:57 AM
So we'll use this thread for YEC then? :) Need to come up with a nice thread title.

I REALLY want Maria to get revenge on Li, like REALLY badly.

C'mon revenge on Li, Kvitova and Azarenka :armed:

better not lose to Aga, Stosur, Zvonareva or Wozniacki either though... embarrassment if she does.

Mistress of Evil
Oct 22nd, 2011, 06:38 AM
OK, she has a little bit of moustache but that was mean. :hysteric:

I used it only to highlight her superiority to the other YEC participants :p her moustache was the last thing on my mind, I promise :angel:

gc-spurs
Oct 22nd, 2011, 09:42 PM
When are the pools released?

Break My Rapture
Oct 22nd, 2011, 10:04 PM
Sunday/tomorrow. :cheer: At unknown time.

Shafanovic.
Oct 23rd, 2011, 02:04 AM
Hello ladies.

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lthjg0kuYL1qmuijo.gif

lefty24
Oct 23rd, 2011, 02:23 AM
Hello ladies.

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lthjg0kuYL1qmuijo.gif

Dianna!

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lt162yApeS1qayzcj.gif

gc-spurs
Oct 23rd, 2011, 02:28 AM
Just putting it out there... they should have gotten Dianna Agron to play Rosalie in Twilight because she is legit one of the most gorgeous people ever.

Shafanovic.
Oct 23rd, 2011, 03:53 AM
Dianna!

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lt162yApeS1qayzcj.gif

Hi Naya. I've missed you.

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lthhcdrRJn1r20d6m.gif

Just putting it out there... they should have gotten Dianna Agron to play Rosalie in Twilight because she is legit one of the most gorgeous people ever.

She is PERFECT. :inlove:

lefty24
Oct 23rd, 2011, 04:20 AM
Just putting it out there... they should have gotten Dianna Agron to play Rosalie in Twilight because she is legit one of the most gorgeous people ever.

I completely agree! While reading Twilight I imagined someone exactly like Dianna.
Hi Naya. I've missed you.

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lthhcdrRJn1r20d6m.gif




http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ls3klvBtP61qmdur4o2_500.gif

Lachy
Oct 23rd, 2011, 05:16 AM
subscribingg

Mistress of Evil
Oct 23rd, 2011, 03:19 PM
We need a title now!!! :awww: the draw is coming out in an hour :unsure:

Break My Rapture
Oct 23rd, 2011, 04:12 PM
Maria dressed in yellow apparently.

Julian.
Oct 23rd, 2011, 04:13 PM
We need a title now!!! :awww: the draw is coming out in an hour :unsure:

Yes :lol: Just come out with one, I will change it once you guys decide :lol:

Break My Rapture
Oct 23rd, 2011, 04:14 PM
Mashа Bey and her harem of bitches :hearts:

:yeah:
may I suggest a little fix? "Masha's Istanbul Harem: a purple court and her 7 bitches" :p
I like both of these suggestions.

Shivank17
Oct 23rd, 2011, 04:17 PM
The court is green :p
So shouldn't it be "Masha's Istanbul Harem : A Green Court and her 7 Bitches"

Mistress of Evil
Oct 23rd, 2011, 04:22 PM
Yes :lol: Just come out with one, I will change it once you guys decide :lol:

Just choose on ALREADY! :sobbing: I wi be a bad omen to have a thread without a proper title :crying2:
my suggestion preferably, kidding :lol:

Steven.
Oct 23rd, 2011, 04:22 PM
We need a title now!!! :awww: the draw is coming out in an hour :unsure:

In more ways than one. Just cart Maria straight to the trophy :devil:

guichard
Oct 23rd, 2011, 04:24 PM
Maria dressed in yellow apparently.
yeah Sharapova dressed in yellow... Tweety should be jealous! Wozniacki in purple, same colour of the tennis court
http://twitter.com/#!/angelikf/status/128134644410486784

Sp!ffy
Oct 23rd, 2011, 04:28 PM
Hello ladies.

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lthjg0kuYL1qmuijo.gif

I can't stop looking at this. :weirdo:

Shivank17
Oct 23rd, 2011, 04:31 PM
http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg875/scaled.php?tn=0&server=875&filename=9m6v.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=640

Julian.
Oct 23rd, 2011, 04:33 PM
Just choose on ALREADY! :sobbing: I wi be a bad omen to have a thread without a proper title :crying2:
my suggestion preferably, kidding :lol:

Done :sobbing:

Break My Rapture
Oct 23rd, 2011, 04:39 PM
Awesome title. :cheer: What's that thing Maria is wearing though?

Julian.
Oct 23rd, 2011, 04:40 PM
We need a bigger picture to see. Btw, where can I watch the ceremony? :sobbing:

Break My Rapture
Oct 23rd, 2011, 04:43 PM
No idea, everyone's being a bitch.

Apparently Maria looks bored. :lol:

Sp!ffy
Oct 23rd, 2011, 04:43 PM
Yessss, haven't been this god damn excited for a tournament in a while. :cheer::aparty::crazy::dance::aparty:

Mistress of Evil
Oct 23rd, 2011, 04:45 PM
Such an inspirational title :hearts:

http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab210/_svetlio_/Maria/bdaymashah.gif

T496
Oct 23rd, 2011, 04:51 PM
Na and Vika :/

Break My Rapture
Oct 23rd, 2011, 04:51 PM
And Stosur. :yeah:

Maria with Vika, Sam and Li.

Shivank17
Oct 23rd, 2011, 04:54 PM
Vika and Na. :scared:
vika. :scared:
vika. :scared:

Na is slumping,but Vika just got a title,so it may be dangerous. :unsure:

Julian.
Oct 23rd, 2011, 04:56 PM
DRAW:

Red Group:
1. Caroline Wozniacki
3. Petra Kvitova
6. Vera Zvonareva
8. Agnieszka Radwanska

White Group:
2. Maria Sharapova
4. Victoria Azarenka
5. Li Na
7. Samantha Stosur

joćo.
Oct 23rd, 2011, 04:57 PM
Hate this :rolleyes: Azarenka and Li :rolleyes:

Mistress of Evil
Oct 23rd, 2011, 04:57 PM
I would have preferred Vera and Aga but still have high hopes for Mashenka :bounce: reach the semis girl :cheer:

T496
Oct 23rd, 2011, 04:57 PM
I just have a feeling that Na will play her best against Masha though despite her atrocious play lately....like every player seems to. I really think Masha should be able to handle both though especially Vika, just depends on her rust level after the ankle.

Fighterpova
Oct 23rd, 2011, 04:59 PM
Maria with Vika, Na and Sam :scared:

Vika and Na are such bad match ups for her :unsure:

T496
Oct 23rd, 2011, 05:03 PM
C'mon Masha, time for revenge on Vika and Li Na!

Crux Squall
Oct 23rd, 2011, 05:03 PM
Come on Maria

s teddy
Oct 23rd, 2011, 05:04 PM
Maria with Vika, Na and Sam :scared:

Vika and Na are such bad match ups for her :unsure:

If she plays well, she will beat them. The question is, "will she play well?"

Sharapovian
Oct 23rd, 2011, 05:06 PM
Wanted Petra to be in Maria's group rather than Vika.
Can't say anything about Na, she hasn't being well since she won RG, but who knows maybe she'll start playing better here.

I'll be happy if Maria ends up 2-1 in her group (with one loss to most likely Vika) but depends on how Na is playing as well :unsure:

Most importantly though hope Maria brings her best :cheer:

Steven.
Oct 23rd, 2011, 05:08 PM
Maria better go 3-0. Anything less is a disappointment for me :sad:

T496
Oct 23rd, 2011, 05:08 PM
Na's guaranteed at least one loss even if she resurrects her A-game, to Stosur. Stosur should lose to Vika and Masha (hopefully) so the crucial matches are Vika-Maria (could go either way, Vika's in form but I feel Maria won't want to lose to her again), Vika-Na (should be Vika's but we all remember RG and AO) and Na-Maria (Should be Maria's due to Na's horrendous form and the fact that Maria's serve shouldn't be hindered like at RG due to it being an indoor tourney).

Semifinalists: Vika's practically a lock and I feel Maria shooouuuld be too, but we all know how erratic Masha can be ;)

**mashafierce**
Oct 23rd, 2011, 05:21 PM
This trophy is hers.I have a great feeling.I m just a little worried about the ankle.Great name for the tread by the way

Fighterpova
Oct 23rd, 2011, 05:28 PM
She will probably lose to Azarenka in straights. With Na it's 50-50 since she has been awful since she won the FO and I'm sure she can go 10-0 vs Sam.
So if she somehow beats Na, she will surely advance in the Semis with Vika :cheer:

Break My Rapture
Oct 23rd, 2011, 05:37 PM
Beating Na is Maria's only chance to advance I feel. I don't see her even taking a set off Azarenka right now, I think she's actually pretty lucky to have gotten Stosur which means she already has 1 win bagged if everything goes according to plan. I'm not very confident about this, I must admit.

madmax
Oct 23rd, 2011, 05:43 PM
Maria better go 3-0. Anything less is a disappointment for me :sad:

this...screw all pessimists here, if she feels fine she should beat anyone in her group.Oh, and before certain Vika fans jump on me, I feel like Maria is considerably better player indoors. Yeah, I said it

s teddy
Oct 23rd, 2011, 05:44 PM
Beating Na is Maria's only chance to advance I feel. I don't see her even taking a set off Azarenka right now, I think she's actually pretty lucky to have gotten Stosur which means she already has 1 win bagged if everything goes according to plan. I'm not very confident about this, I must admit.

I'm not really afraid of Azarenka. When Maria is playing well, she's just a league above her. When she's not playing well, she can lose to anybody, and her opponent wouldn't make much difference.

Shivank17
Oct 23rd, 2011, 05:57 PM
I'm not really afraid of Azarenka. When Maria is playing well, she's just a league above her. When she's not playing well, she can lose to anybody, and her opponent wouldn't make much difference.

This!
It all depends on how Maria plays.

Marilyn Monheaux
Oct 23rd, 2011, 06:08 PM
WTF is this thread title?

Bey?
Harem?
Bitches?

http://oi56.tinypic.com/2rmo8zb.jpg

Julian.
Oct 23rd, 2011, 06:13 PM
WTF is this thread title?

Bey?
Harem?
Bitches?

http://oi56.tinypic.com/2rmo8zb.jpg

Ask Svetlio. It's his idea :rolls:

Laura_VeeFan
Oct 23rd, 2011, 06:41 PM
Hopefully NaNa is still sucking, then Maria can get revenge for RG :cheer:

Then with the NID win over Stosur, it wouldn't really matter if she beat Azarenka or not :shrug:

18majors
Oct 23rd, 2011, 07:17 PM
Hopefully, Maria will serve as well as in Tokyo.

pocatello
Oct 23rd, 2011, 07:34 PM
Beating Na is Maria's only chance to advance I feel. I don't see her even taking a set off Azarenka right now, I think she's actually pretty lucky to have gotten Stosur which means she already has 1 win bagged if everything goes according to plan. I'm not very confident about this, I must admit.

God you're so pessimist besides Azarenka's serve isn't much of a weapon and on indoors it can be fatal.
I think the match is Maria's hands but it's not going to easy as usual and Maria is not at her best as stated in her last ITW but she will give her best I'm sure of that.

Craig.
Oct 23rd, 2011, 08:04 PM
I can easily see Maria going 1-2 if Poova shows up :o

Was really hoping for Bepa instead of Na.

Lachy
Oct 23rd, 2011, 08:12 PM
Azarenka :devil: I want revenge on this wannabe bish so bad :lol:

MM_1257
Oct 23rd, 2011, 08:24 PM
:facepalm: awful draw... :unsure:

Mistress of Evil
Oct 23rd, 2011, 08:45 PM
WTF is this thread title?

Bey?
Harem?
Bitches?

http://oi56.tinypic.com/2rmo8zb.jpg

Its fabulous :rolleyes:

http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab210/_svetlio_/GIFS%203/tumblr_ltafkjrIT51qhflqco1_250.gif

Virgin Mary "NO MORE", I am watching you

http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab210/_svetlio_/GIFS%202/tumblr_liadksuw8L1qdygvg.gif

Break My Rapture
Oct 23rd, 2011, 08:49 PM
God you're so pessimist besides Azarenka's serve isn't much of a weapon and on indoors it can be fatal.
I think the match is Maria's hands but it's not going to easy as usual and Maria is not at her best as stated in her last ITW but she will give her best I'm sure of that.
People in here jumping on me because I have an opinion slightly more negative than theirs. :yawn: Same shit as always here.

Shafanovic.
Oct 23rd, 2011, 08:52 PM
Vika and Na. :sobbing: of course.

Maria Croft
Oct 23rd, 2011, 08:58 PM
Awesome group.

Should easily be 2-1, maybe even 3-0 if Azarenka is feeling tired.
Finally time for some revenge against Na.

lefty24
Oct 23rd, 2011, 08:58 PM
Its fabulous :rolleyes:

http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab210/_svetlio_/GIFS%203/tumblr_ltafkjrIT51qhflqco1_250.gif

Virgin Mary "NO MORE", I am watching you

http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab210/_svetlio_/GIFS%202/tumblr_liadksuw8L1qdygvg.gif

all these glee gifs. :hearts:

On a serious note I'm kinda glad Maria got a tough draw. If Maria is playing well, she usually has a tough draw. I'm not saying that she always does well when she has a hard draw, but it brings out the best in her. She didn't win any of her slams beating mugs.

Feyd
Oct 23rd, 2011, 09:04 PM
Masha Bey
Well, if we are still using Mr. Masha, I would have preferred Masha Pasha instead of Masha Bey.

Shafanovic.
Oct 23rd, 2011, 09:06 PM
all these glee gifs. :hearts:

On a serious note I'm kinda glad Maria got a tough draw. If Maria is playing well, she usually has a tough draw. I'm not saying that she always does well when she has a hard draw, but it brings out the best in her. She didn't win any of her slams beating mugs.

Well now that I'm back.

http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ltjdz2unLv1qml3h5o1_500.gif

Trih
Oct 23rd, 2011, 09:07 PM
Having seen Vika's match today in Luxembourg i really doubt she'll be tired or weak, she seems in shining form tbh. I admit I'm worried, but still optimist, if Maria manages to beat Na (which is the key match in this group imo) she could have a huge injection of confidence enough to challenge this Vika and maybe take at least 1 set from her. Of course all this implying that she must beat Sam.

Vikapower
Oct 23rd, 2011, 09:41 PM
The prospect of giving Stosur a double-digit is already a great sign of a successful YEC... Good luck Maria.

I'm not really afraid of Azarenka. When Maria is playing well, she's just a league above her. When she's not playing well, she can lose to anybody, and her opponent wouldn't make much difference.

I don't specifically understand the paranoia with Vika around Maria (nemesis etc...) especially in the YEC - Maria has an amazing margin of progression in terms of level of play more than the other girls...

Only peak Petra would perhaps stay blow to blow (she's not in Maria's wheels)... Li is a one shine wonder and very incompetent ball-basher.

IDK but Vika in the context of a YEC and close/decisive matches like in this event still hasn't convinced me in 2 years of participation that she can handle... slight Ad. Maria here to me.

Stays that the group is quite very interestingly undecisive.

Reptilia
Oct 23rd, 2011, 09:53 PM
I hope she plays Sam first, a nice warmup and the H2H dominance can increase :hearts:
I want her to beat Na and Azarenka so fucking bad. Perfect opportunity to get revenge on both!

Marilyn Monheaux
Oct 23rd, 2011, 10:00 PM
Its fabulous :rolleyes:

http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab210/_svetlio_/GIFS%203/tumblr_ltafkjrIT51qhflqco1_250.gif



http://oi56.tinypic.com/ormt8g.jpg




Virgin Mary "NO MORE", I am watching you

http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab210/_svetlio_/GIFS%202/tumblr_liadksuw8L1qdygvg.gif

http://oi55.tinypic.com/svq4g2.jpg

Mistress of Evil
Oct 23rd, 2011, 10:10 PM
http://oi56.tinypic.com/ormt8g.jpg




http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab210/_svetlio_/GIFS%202/tumblr_lj4685AgyF1qdlkgg.gif

http://oi55.tinypic.com/svq4g2.jpg

http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab210/_svetlio_/GIFS%202/tumblr_lqf5bn7iOn1ql4y6go1_250.gif

claypova
Oct 23rd, 2011, 10:13 PM
Maria should go 3-0 :cheer:

Reptilia
Oct 23rd, 2011, 10:15 PM
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab210/_svetlio_/GIFS%202/tumblr_lqf5bn7iOn1ql4y6go1_250.gif

Hip rotation, booty sensation.... :sobbing:

Cherry.
Oct 23rd, 2011, 10:20 PM
Honestly I don't know how things gonna turn out. She's just coming out of an injury and hasn't played a match for a month. :unsure:
The OOP could be crucial IMO.

Fighterpova
Oct 23rd, 2011, 10:21 PM
She should beat Sam :shrug: I want it to be 10-0 :hearts:
As for Nana, she is in pretty bad form and I desperately want revenge :mad:
As for Vika, I just want her to take a set and make it competitive :cheer:

Fighterpova
Oct 23rd, 2011, 10:24 PM
Honestly I don't know how things gonna turn out. She's just coming out of an injury and hasn't played a match for a month. :unsure:
The OOP could be crucial IMO.

In 2007 she played 1 match after losing in the USO(Moscow R2 vs Azarenka) and went to play the YEC. She didn't play for 2 months and had a fantastic YEC :hearts:

Cherry.
Oct 23rd, 2011, 10:47 PM
In 2007 she played 1 match after losing in the USO(Moscow R2 vs Azarenka) and went to play the YEC. She didn't play for 2 months and had a fantastic YEC :hearts:Yeah I'm hoping for a repeat of that amaze 2007 YEC run. :angel:

claypova
Oct 23rd, 2011, 10:59 PM
I hope she plays Sam first. Get herself rhythm and and confidence. :oh:

Kitten63
Oct 23rd, 2011, 11:38 PM
She's in decent group,hopefully she does well.

Kick ass,Masha :cheer:

Marilyn Monheaux
Oct 23rd, 2011, 11:40 PM
http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab210/_svetlio_/GIFS%202/tumblr_lj4685AgyF1qdlkgg.gif


Oh we gettin gully now, huh?

http://oi54.tinypic.com/97mm2x.jpg


I'm scared...




http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab210/_svetlio_/GIFS%202/tumblr_lqf5bn7iOn1ql4y6go1_250.gif


Whatcha say, kiddo?

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heelsrule1988
Oct 23rd, 2011, 11:41 PM
The tougher group... but hey, bring it on. I'm ready for a great end to the season for Maria. :)

Mistress of Evil
Oct 24th, 2011, 08:04 AM
Oh we gettin gully now, huh?

http://oi54.tinypic.com/97mm2x.jpg


I'm scared...



At least, I am a real gangsta, you are just a paper one!

http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab210/_svetlio_/GIFS%203/tumblr_ltbunupdKS1qb7fx6o2_250.gif

You should be scared coz you will not see it coming and it will hit you hard :hearts:

http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab210/_svetlio_/Suburgatory/tumblr_lsvp95ZMAU1qk1eozo2_250.gif



Whatcha say, kiddo?

http://oi53.tinypic.com/2mi13yu.jpg

nothing, I am a girl of actions, not of words :kiss: So fear the worst, honey coz its GAME ON and only one bitch will come out on top(ME!)!

http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab210/_svetlio_/GIFS%202/tumblr_lsrgqxCJ8t1qawb05o1_400.gif

Crux Squall
Oct 24th, 2011, 08:50 AM
I hope she can find her serve, her serve is really good in both YEC 06,07
and i hope the court is not to slow :sad:

Cherry.
Oct 24th, 2011, 09:25 AM
I hope she can find her serve, her serve is really good in both YEC 06,07
and i hope the court is not to slow :sad:
According to Kvitova (who's doing the presser at the moment), the court is similar to Linz.

@angelikf
Kvitova: Linz court is similar to this court here in Istanbul

claypova
Oct 24th, 2011, 09:30 AM
how were the courts in Linz? :unsure:

Cherry.
Oct 24th, 2011, 09:51 AM
how were the courts in Linz? :unsure:Not sure. Didn't get to watch a single match from Linz. :lol: I assume there were pretty fast.

And of course Maria talked about her ankle again on her presser. :sobbing:
@angelikf
Maria: ankle is doing much better. I would say I probably wouldn't have gotten back on the court as soon as I did if it wasn't for this event.

Hopefully it won't affect her movement too much. :unsure:

claypova
Oct 24th, 2011, 09:57 AM
"I would say I probably wouldn't have gotten back on the court as soon as I did if it wasn't for this event."

did Maria really have to say that? :sobbing:

Qetusi
Oct 24th, 2011, 10:24 AM
@angelikf
Maria: ankle is doing much better. I would say I probably wouldn't have gotten back on the court as soon as I did if it wasn't for this event.

+

@angelikf
Sharapova:I was doing treatment four times a day. My trainer and I, I think, are a little sick of each other right now

:lol:

Julian.
Oct 24th, 2011, 10:53 AM
http://www.wtatennis.com/javaImages/b9/80/0,,12781~10125497,00.jpg

How dare them!

Marilyn Monheaux
Oct 24th, 2011, 11:26 AM
At least, I am a real gangsta, you are just a paper one!

http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab210/_svetlio_/GIFS%203/tumblr_ltbunupdKS1qb7fx6o2_250.gif

You should be scared coz you will not see it coming and it will hit you hard :hearts:

http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab210/_svetlio_/Suburgatory/tumblr_lsvp95ZMAU1qk1eozo2_250.gif



nothing, I am a girl of actions, not of words :kiss: So fear the worst, honey coz its GAME ON and only one bitch will come out on top(ME!)!

http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab210/_svetlio_/GIFS%202/tumblr_lsrgqxCJ8t1qawb05o1_400.gif


http://oi52.tinypic.com/30crjaq.jpg

Lachy
Oct 24th, 2011, 11:31 AM
http://www.wtatennis.com/javaImages/b9/80/0,,12781~10125497,00.jpg

How dare them!

:lol: Excuse me, what is she doing out on the edge? :hysteric:

claypova
Oct 24th, 2011, 11:37 AM
http://www.wtatennis.com/javaImages/b9/80/0,,12781~10125497,00.jpg

How dare them!

Wozniacki looking as hot as usual :hearts:

:tape:

Julian.
Oct 24th, 2011, 11:42 AM
:lol: Excuse me, what is she doing out on the edge? :hysteric:

IKR? :sobbing: I think it's because of her pose :lol:

Marilyn Monheaux
Oct 24th, 2011, 11:51 AM
:lol: Excuse me, what is she doing out on the edge? :hysteric:

It's the edge of glory, boo boo. :hehehe:

Andy.
Oct 24th, 2011, 12:01 PM
It's the edge of glory, boo boo. :hehehe:
Beat me to it :lol: I havent been around for a while but I really really hope Masha has a great tournament and if she were to play her best only a top notch Kvitova would really trouble her. Not a bad group hopefully she will continue her great record in YEC RR.

goldlion
Oct 24th, 2011, 12:28 PM
will she play on tuesday?

Shivank17
Oct 24th, 2011, 12:37 PM
I think Red group(Caro's) will be on Tuesday,since Vika will arrive late! IMO! :shrug:

Sharapovian
Oct 24th, 2011, 01:07 PM
angelikf (http://twitter.com/#!/angelikf)
Istanbul 2011 #wtachamps Order of play Tue 25. Start 5 pm : Kvitova-Zvonareva, Woziacki-Radwaska (red group); Sharapova-Stosur (white group)

Last tomorrow then ;)

Shivank17
Oct 24th, 2011, 01:11 PM
Wow starting with Stosur. :hearts:

Great way to start,please don't disappoint. :o

Mistress of Evil
Oct 24th, 2011, 02:27 PM
http://oi52.tinypic.com/30crjaq.jpg

http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab210/_svetlio_/GIFS%202/tumblr_lsk7nksNjH1qh3j4zo1_250.gif
It's the edge of glory, boo boo. :hehehe:

http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab210/_svetlio_/GaGa/tumblr_lmb28ddJFZ1qhmou2.gif

Break My Rapture
Oct 24th, 2011, 02:54 PM
I can't @ WTA letting Maria start against Stosur. :hysteric: Couldn't have asked for any better.

Steven.
Oct 24th, 2011, 02:57 PM
I can't @ WTA letting Maria start against Stosur. :hysteric: Couldn't have asked for any better.

Hopefully next up is Na. :drool: And let's hope Na doesn't build any momentum the day before against Vika.

Sharapovian
Oct 24th, 2011, 03:10 PM
Maybe Na won't play Vika first and instead Maria (so that would be Maria's 2nd match, Na's first). I was thinking since they have 2 matches from the Red group tomorrow, maybe they'll have 2 matches from the White group on Wednesday :shrug:

Like they could have Vika vs Stosur and Maria vs Na on Wednesday.

That would mean playing two days in a row though, but she can always have a day off after that. I hope they do it that way :oh: but all depends on their scheduling.

Maria Croft
Oct 24th, 2011, 03:14 PM
Poor Stosur, that must have been the one match she didn't want to be the first.
For Maria on the other hand this is perfect. I still expect this to be somewhat tough, since Maria hasn't played in a while.

Break My Rapture
Oct 24th, 2011, 03:14 PM
Good luck for tomorrow, Maria. :hearts: Good starts are vital in YEC RR.

Steven.
Oct 24th, 2011, 03:32 PM
Maybe Na won't play Vika first and instead Maria (so that would be Maria's 2nd match, Na's first). I was thinking since they have 2 matches from the Red group tomorrow, maybe they'll have 2 matches from the White group on Wednesday :shrug:

Like they could have Vika vs Stosur and Maria vs Na on Wednesday.

That would mean playing two days in a row though, but she can always have a day off after that. I hope they do it that way :oh: but all depends on their scheduling.

Ah yeah that makes sense :yeah: and that would probably be ideal. I'd rather her play 2 consecutive days, a break, and then 3 conseuctive days rather than 1 and 4.

... assuming she reaches the final :secret:

18majors
Oct 24th, 2011, 03:49 PM
Good luck Maria, play well.

**mashafierce**
Oct 24th, 2011, 03:49 PM
I'm happy she will play Stosur but I don't wanna take her winning for granted.Let's not forget Maria hasn't played for ages.Nevertheless the match is preferable for a start

Mistress of Evil
Oct 24th, 2011, 05:17 PM
Great schedule :bounce: opening with her biggest bitch, I just hope Mashenka ain't that much rusty and doesn't ruin her perfect record against Stosur :awww: On Wednesday, she will most probably play against Li Na, and then either Thursday/Friday vs Vika :shrug:

Craig.
Oct 24th, 2011, 05:27 PM
Why am I worried? :unsure:

MM_1257
Oct 24th, 2011, 05:35 PM
Hm... TBH I am a bit scared. Her victory against Stosur is not to be taken for granted. Stosur showed she can hold her nerve in big occassions in the USO. I hope Maria is not pressuring herself, underestimating Sam and I hope her ankle is ok. I am still a bit worried. Let's hope for the best.

Break My Rapture
Oct 24th, 2011, 05:40 PM
Why am I worried? :unsure:
Same here. I think it's just because we have no clue about the how fast the courts are (visual footage I mean, not those tweets that constantly contradict each other) + not knowing how well-prepared Maria and her ankle are.

Fighterpova
Oct 24th, 2011, 05:41 PM
I love it how people complain about how she has had cakewalk draws this year and always avoids top players, but she is 2nd to Zvonareva with the most matches against Top 8 players- 12(Vera has 13). And sh ehas played all of them this year :)

18majors
Oct 24th, 2011, 05:55 PM
Hope Maria play and compete well. The results are immaterial, anything can happen in any sports.

Cherry.
Oct 24th, 2011, 07:47 PM
Same here. I think it's just because we have no clue about the how fast the courts are (visual footage I mean, not those tweets that constantly contradict each other) + not knowing how well-prepared Maria and her ankle are.All these plus it's her first match since ages and basically she HAS TO win, so the pressure could be pretty high.
At least when I think about the situation I really feel nervous. :unsure:

gc-spurs
Oct 24th, 2011, 08:21 PM
I just found out Istanbul's time zone. Not happy, apologies to my exam study schedule.

Shafanovic.
Oct 24th, 2011, 09:29 PM
Day 1:
Kvitova v Zvonareva
Wozniacki v Radwanska
Sharapova v Stosur

Day 2:
Sharapova v Li
Azarenka v Stosur
Wozniacki v Zvonareva

Day 3:
Kvitova v Radwanska
Sharapova v Azarenka
Li v Stosur

Day 4:
Azarenka v Li
Wozninacki v Kvitova
Radwanska v Zvonareva

I'm hoping for something like that, so Maria would have a day's rest before semis :D

IF she makes it of course :)

Maidenhair
Oct 24th, 2011, 09:34 PM
All these plus it's her first match since ages and basically she HAS TO win, so the pressure could be pretty high.
At least when I think about the situation I really feel nervous. :unsure:

This + I'm always nervous when Maria plays. :lol:

rucolo
Oct 24th, 2011, 09:37 PM
Interesting group. Maria simply has to beat Stosur tomorrow!

Head To Head: 9-0 vs Stosur, 5-3 vs Li, 3-3 vs Azarenka

18majors
Oct 24th, 2011, 09:52 PM
This + I'm always nervous when Maria plays. :lol:

This is so true.

atominside
Oct 24th, 2011, 10:03 PM
Even when maria was at her peak aus 2008 form, i thought she was going to lose to jankovic and ivanovic in the semis and finals :confused:

claypova
Oct 24th, 2011, 10:06 PM
she'll be fine. 1 tough set, and one easy set i think :shrug:

Reptilia
Oct 24th, 2011, 10:26 PM
I just found out Istanbul's time zone. Not happy, apologies to my exam study schedule.

What kinda time will the matches be for us? I'll miss them if they are during the day :sad:

Crux Squall
Oct 24th, 2011, 10:29 PM
good luck maria

doni1212
Oct 24th, 2011, 10:39 PM
Good luck Maria!! Win it all but take it one match at a time! :rocker2:

gc-spurs
Oct 24th, 2011, 10:48 PM
What kinda time will the matches be for us? I'll miss them if they are during the day :sad:

Nope, they're in the morning. So 5pm there = 3am here I believe. Last on is quite good though, that's over breakfast :)

Steven.
Oct 24th, 2011, 11:37 PM
about 17-18 hours to go! C'mon Maria, make the first win at YEC easy.

Kitten63
Oct 24th, 2011, 11:39 PM
Good luck,Maria :cheer:

Laura_VeeFan
Oct 24th, 2011, 11:42 PM
Good luck Maria :cheer:

I'm pretty confident about Stosur :lol: I'm more worried about Vika and Na tbh

Reptilia
Oct 25th, 2011, 12:06 AM
Nope, they're in the morning. So 5pm there = 3am here I believe. Last on is quite good though, that's over breakfast :)

Ooh yay. I can always do early mornings :)

Steven.
Oct 25th, 2011, 12:14 AM
Good luck Maria :cheer:

I'm pretty confident about Stosur :lol: I'm more worried about Vika and Na tbh

I'm not actually. The only time Na has beaten Maria was after she came back from shoulder injury layoff, during her slump, and during that windy RG SF this year, and the first and the latter were STILL close. It's all on Maria's racquet. If she plays well, she'll beat Na comfortably.

Same story for Vika. Maria was playing some disgusting tennis during Stanford and Miami, and basically grinded through every single match to get to the final of both events.

It might look like I'm making up excuses, but that's the reality. I'm really expecting 3-0, because she should be winning those match-ups. Anything less is a disappointment.

perseus2006
Oct 25th, 2011, 12:51 AM
In the USA we got full coverage as far as I can tell on The Tennis Channel and ESPN3 starting at 10:00AM EST Tue thru Fri. Then the times change but it's covered on the weekend!

How exciting is that! Twelve delicious matches in four days and three more over the weekend.

Probably won't get the leaves raked this week...

lefty24
Oct 25th, 2011, 01:06 AM
In the USA we got full coverage as far as I can tell on The Tennis Channel and ESPN3 starting at 10:00AM EST Tue thru Fri. Then the times change but it's covered on the weekend!

How exciting is that! Twelve delicious matches in four days and three more over the weekend.

Probably won't get the leaves raked this week...

I'm so excited! to bad I have school and stupid verizon fios.

I hope ESPN3 works in school!
This is gonna be an awesome tournament.

dsanders06
Oct 25th, 2011, 01:27 AM
I'm not actually. The only time Na has beaten Maria was after she came back from shoulder injury layoff, during her slump, and during that windy RG SF this year, and the first and the latter were STILL close. It's all on Maria's racquet. If she plays well, she'll beat Na comfortably.

Same story for Vika. Maria was playing some disgusting tennis during Stanford and Miami, and basically grinded through every single match to get to the final of both events.

It might look like I'm making up excuses, but that's the reality. I'm really expecting 3-0, because she should be winning those match-ups. Anything less is a disappointment.

I agree with you about Na - Maria's definitely a strong favourite for that one. You can pretty much throw their RG match out seeing as how windy it was (and like you say, it's not like Na gave her a comprehensive beatdown in that one anyway), and then their two matches in Birmingham were when Maria was in Purgatory. But I really don't see any real reason why Na should be technically a particularly bad match-up for Maria. Plus of course, I really don't see Na doing well here at all... mentally she's probably already in the off-season.

Azarenka will probably be tougher though... even though I actually think people in GM are majorly overrating her chances here, she's such a tough match-up for Maria simply because her return is so good which puts pressure on Maria's serve. So i'm not too hopeful about that one... but probable wins against Sam and Na should still see her through.

With all that said, I have kind of got a bad feeling at the back of my mind, due to her lack of matchplay... but, then again, I had this exact same feeling just before Wimbledon, because she hadn't played a warm-up for it, and she went on to get her best result of the year, so... :lol:

Cherry.
Oct 25th, 2011, 02:10 AM
In the USA we got full coverage as far as I can tell on The Tennis Channel and ESPN3 starting at 10:00AM EST Tue thru Fri. Then the times change but it's covered on the weekend!

How exciting is that! Twelve delicious matches in four days and three more over the weekend.

Probably won't get the leaves raked this week...Great. So I can wake up at 7am tomorrow morning and watch all three matches cos I only have one class tomorrow which starts at 7pm.
However I'll be super busy these few days though. :o Got to finish a short paper before Wed and another super long one before Fri (which I have no idea about either atm :tape:). But I'm expecting a relaxing weekend which I can fully enjoy tennis. :)
Hope Maria plays well so I can be more motivated to finish my stuff asap. :bounce:

perseus2006
Oct 25th, 2011, 02:37 AM
I'm so excited! to bad I have school and stupid verizon fios.

I hope ESPN3 works in school!
This is gonna be an awesome tournament.

If you can't watch it live, TTC will rebroadcast it 2 or 3 times. Or, watch the "replays" on ESPN3 whenever you want as many times as you want!

It's just glorious when TTC and ESPN3 covers an event!

perseus2006
Oct 25th, 2011, 02:40 AM
Oh Yeah, big congrats to the raucous fan rooting all season for the ALL BLACKS - Champions!

claypova
Oct 25th, 2011, 04:40 AM
what time for Sydney? :unsure:

Shafanovic.
Oct 25th, 2011, 04:44 AM
First match starts at 1, so maybe 4/5am :sad:

claypova
Oct 25th, 2011, 04:44 AM
:o

Steven.
Oct 25th, 2011, 06:30 AM
claypova, just sleep at 8-9pm and wake up at 4 :yeah: that's what I'm doing. I'm expecting Caro's match to go for 1 hr 40 min minimum, and Kvitova's 70 minutes minimum, and of course the warm up time and time between the two matches, so about 3 hrs total minimum.

claypova
Oct 25th, 2011, 07:49 AM
claypova, just sleep at 8-9pm and wake up at 4 :yeah: that's what I'm doing. I'm expecting Caro's match to go for 1 hr 40 min minimum, and Kvitova's 70 minutes minimum, and of course the warm up time and time between the two matches, so about 3 hrs total minimum.

or i can wake at 4 and just sleep in school tmr :oh:

Shafanovic.
Oct 25th, 2011, 07:50 AM
Yeh sleep at school.

You're Asian anyway, so you probably already know whatever they're teaching you :kiss:

Lachy
Oct 25th, 2011, 07:56 AM
Lol

Shafanovic.
Oct 25th, 2011, 08:16 AM
I regret nothing.

Sharapovian
Oct 25th, 2011, 08:44 AM
Chris...you're back! :wavey: Haven't seen you around in a long time.

I feel a bit nervous as well :unsure: but hopefully Maria should be fine.

Shafanovic.
Oct 25th, 2011, 08:57 AM
I am! Hi Sehrene!

http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ltm0zuzs6y1qb8p29o3_250.gif

I'm nervous too just because I don't know how her ankle is during matches and she hasn't played in a while, but like you said... she should be fine.

gc-spurs
Oct 25th, 2011, 10:29 AM
Oh Yeah, big congrats to the raucous fan rooting all season for the ALL BLACKS - Champions!

OOOOHHHHH YEEEAAAAHHHH!!!!

http://static2.stuff.co.nz/1319365286/320/5838320.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/e2/fullj.742009baa1fac69a0e1db4ba67a22d43/742009baa1fac69a0e1db4ba67a22d43-getty-130008080.jpg
(outrageously robbed of IRB player of the year)

If you have a spare moment check out this video http://vimeo.com/31010288

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/312692_10150886154570244_655875243_21257429_158162 0490_n.jpg
This was town after the win. I have never experienced anything so amazing... all through the night. It was fantastic. Like actually party in the streets. This country is actually fucking obsessed.

Yeah I really don't care that I just posted this in the YEC thread. Champs don't care!

claypova
Oct 25th, 2011, 10:34 AM
:ras:

Reptilia
Oct 25th, 2011, 10:45 AM
OOOOHHHHH YEEEAAAAHHHH!!!!

http://static2.stuff.co.nz/1319365286/320/5838320.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/e2/fullj.742009baa1fac69a0e1db4ba67a22d43/742009baa1fac69a0e1db4ba67a22d43-getty-130008080.jpg
(outrageously robbed of IRB player of the year)

If you have a spare moment check out this video http://vimeo.com/31010288

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/312692_10150886154570244_655875243_21257429_158162 0490_n.jpg
This was town after the win. I have never experienced anything so amazing... all through the night. It was fantastic. Like actually party in the streets. This country is actually fucking obsessed.

Yeah I really don't care that I just posted this in the YEC thread. Champs don't care!

:worship:


SO jelly of you Aucklanders. Would have been INSANE :awww: Not that I even like Rugby, but still. :lol:

gc-spurs
Oct 25th, 2011, 11:00 AM
:ras:

:cheer:

:worship:


SO jelly of you Aucklanders. Would have been INSANE :awww: Not that I even like Rugby, but still. :lol:

It WAS insane. Took photos with a million different people as I waled down the road cause I hada cutout of the William Web Ellis Trophy, all good vibes- even the Frenchie fans lol. Actually crazy out, but in a good way. Way better than opening night

perseus2006
Oct 25th, 2011, 12:55 PM
OOOOHHHHH YEEEAAAAHHHH!!!!

http://static2.stuff.co.nz/1319365286/320/5838320.jpg

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/e2/fullj.742009baa1fac69a0e1db4ba67a22d43/742009baa1fac69a0e1db4ba67a22d43-getty-130008080.jpg
(outrageously robbed of IRB player of the year)

If you have a spare moment check out this video http://vimeo.com/31010288

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/312692_10150886154570244_655875243_21257429_158162 0490_n.jpg
This was town after the win. I have never experienced anything so amazing... all through the night. It was fantastic. Like actually party in the streets. This country is actually fucking obsessed.

Yeah I really don't care that I just posted this in the YEC thread. Champs don't care!


Wow! An even bigger hoot than I thought. Such fun...

It's how I'll feel if Pova can take the YEC.

Break My Rapture
Oct 25th, 2011, 04:39 PM
I can't stop laughing at Lobniacki getting forced onto the defensive by Agatha's haplessly slow point construction.

Mistress of Evil
Oct 25th, 2011, 04:44 PM
Princess Karolina will have the last laugh :dance: As to the surface, it is fast enough, though the Polish Mafia encounter occurring right now is making it seems quite the opposite :sobbing:

Break My Rapture
Oct 25th, 2011, 05:12 PM
As for the speed of the court, kinda like what Kvitova said. It's similar to Linz.

18majors
Oct 25th, 2011, 06:06 PM
Less than one hour to go for Maria's match.

Reptilia
Oct 25th, 2011, 06:14 PM
damn I'll miss the match :awww:

BuckJaysRock
Oct 25th, 2011, 06:43 PM
come on maria beat up stour again

18majors
Oct 25th, 2011, 06:44 PM
Good luck Maria.

s teddy
Oct 25th, 2011, 06:46 PM
If Radwanska had a brain that worked more than 1/3 of the time, that match would've been over an hour ago. Oh well, at least it's over now. Bring on Maria! :cheer:

Mistress of Evil
Oct 25th, 2011, 06:48 PM
Good Luck. Masha Bey !!! :cheer: Bitchslap your favourite bitch :hearts:

Crux Squall
Oct 25th, 2011, 06:49 PM
Good luck Maria

s teddy
Oct 25th, 2011, 06:50 PM
Oh, lovely. ESPN3, in all its wisdom, decided to stop after that match. Now I get to watch one of those ultra-high-quality pirated eurosport streams.

Reptilia
Oct 25th, 2011, 06:53 PM
Fuck it, I'm staying home. Make it nice and easy, Maria :hearts:

Sharapovian
Oct 25th, 2011, 06:54 PM
Tomorrow's OOP out, 2nd match.

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