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The Kaz
Feb 18th, 2012, 03:06 PM
Into another final Sam :yeah:

Marion :hug: Do the smart thing and withdraw from Dubai. She won't though :o

aguy9797
Feb 18th, 2012, 03:06 PM
poor Injured Cake :(

flareon
Feb 18th, 2012, 03:07 PM
I thought it was 1-0 2nd set?
Marion get well soon that did not look too good she pulled up and only played one more point... :scared:

Break My Rapture
Feb 18th, 2012, 03:07 PM
Walkover for Vika in the final if she beats Aga. :hearts:

Get well soon Fitoli.

BuTtErFrEnA
Feb 18th, 2012, 03:07 PM
what happened?

Singleniacki
Feb 18th, 2012, 03:07 PM
Sad for Marion, but not totally unexpected, been an extremly tough 2 weeks on her body. Still I'm glad she can pick up another 400 points and cement her new ranking :)

Even after dropping her IW F (700) points, she'll still start the week ranked 7th :eek:
Please skip Dubal/KL and rest up for IW :)

plokploky
Feb 18th, 2012, 03:07 PM
20:17 w:ue ratio. Some stunning things from stosur, but still a few crappy errors coming in to play. So happy that she's in the first P5 final of the year though:cheer:

Patrick345
Feb 18th, 2012, 03:07 PM
Post Slam slump!

If Stosur can keep that form up, she´ll be the favourite at Roland Garros.

SwingVolley93
Feb 18th, 2012, 03:08 PM
NID :yeah:

Ferg
Feb 18th, 2012, 03:08 PM
Last two weeks were bound to catch up on her eventually, pity it had to be in such a winneable match for so many points. Pull out of Dubai/Kuala Lumpar to concentrate on IWs/Miami please.

Singleniacki
Feb 18th, 2012, 03:08 PM
what happened?

Calf injury.
That's the area of her body that often buckles after alot of matches.

MaSharp
Feb 18th, 2012, 03:08 PM
Such a shame for Bartoli. :/
But anyway, Sam was better player and this final is totally deserved for her! =)

Steven.
Feb 18th, 2012, 03:08 PM
:cheer: Fuck yeah Sam! Way to turn the start of your season around.

What happened to Marion though?

Apoleb
Feb 18th, 2012, 03:08 PM
Stosur was very impressive. She was laying a beatdown with her forehand.

AdrienBrody
Feb 18th, 2012, 03:09 PM
What's kind of injury Marion has?

The Kaz
Feb 18th, 2012, 03:09 PM
I thought it was 1-0 2nd set?
Marion get well soon that did not look too good she pulled up and only played one more point... :scared:

Sam had break point at 30-40 in the first game of the second set and then Marion just walked to the chair, asked for the trainer and then subsequently retired. Ankle/achille injury I suspect.

Edit: Calf injury.

SilverPersian
Feb 18th, 2012, 03:09 PM
Poor Marion. Maybe she needs to cut back the number of tournaments she's playing? Hope she pulls out of Dubai, and gets fit for IW/Miami.

Happy for Sambo. Now I *really* hope Aga pulls off an upset :scared:

Ferg
Feb 18th, 2012, 03:09 PM
NID :yeah:

You seem to be ignoring my question on how your friends modelling career is coming along in that other thread :confused:

BuTtErFrEnA
Feb 18th, 2012, 03:10 PM
Calf injury.
That's the area of her body that often buckles after alot of matches.

ouch...hope she gets better

Gilas.
Feb 18th, 2012, 03:10 PM
Rest up and don't rush. If you need to skip Dubai, DO IT.

Lulu.
Feb 18th, 2012, 03:11 PM
Marion. :hug:
Get better soon.

jedw
Feb 18th, 2012, 03:11 PM
She was loosing anyway :sad: injury doesn't look too serious.

DemiCrayanhan
Feb 18th, 2012, 03:13 PM
best set Sam has played in a long while. the forehand was on fire. had the usual issues closing it out but finally took the 4th sp. she was definitely the better player before marion got injured. hopefully the injury isn't too serious. wta needs her around.

Sombrerero loco
Feb 18th, 2012, 03:15 PM
thanks sammy :bowdown:
now please lose to aga or vika

purerandomness
Feb 18th, 2012, 03:15 PM
Well done to Sammy! She should be able to get a Chapstick commercial now. The cameras seem to love her put them on.

She better beat Azarenka for the first time now. She already has a bad record in finals.

stromatolite
Feb 18th, 2012, 03:17 PM
What a shame for the match to end that way. Hope Marion will be okay. Sammy was amazing in the first set, so I don't think there was any doubt who would reach the final, but you never want a match to end like this.

goat
Feb 18th, 2012, 03:18 PM
Calf injury.
That's the area of her body that often buckles after alot of matches.

due to the mass..

SoBizarre
Feb 18th, 2012, 03:21 PM
Such a pity. I was secretly hoping for Aga vs. Marion final. First half of the dream shattered already...

Sasja
Feb 18th, 2012, 03:22 PM
Marion :sad: :hug:

Sad for Marion, but not totally unexpected, been an extremly tough 2 weeks on her body. Still I'm glad she can pick up another 400 points and cement her new ranking :)

Even after dropping her IW F (700) points, she'll still start the week ranked 7th :eek:
Please skip Dubal/KL and rest up for IW :)


This.
She had some tough matches against Vinci, Kerber and Safarova the last 2 weeks.
I also hope she retires for Dubai and MM KL :unsure: And be ok for IW.

dsanders06
Feb 18th, 2012, 03:24 PM
Get well soon Marion :hug:

Tbh, although I do think Marion generally speaking is one of those flat-hitting early-returning bad match-ups for Stosur, it looked as though she was going to be too tired to get the win today anyway even without the injury; she wasn't exploding on her serve or strokes enough.

It's amazing the difference for Sam when she gets her backhand slice working like it was today, allowing her to stay neutral in the point until she gets a look on her forehand, or even on occasions (like the US Open final) bordering on being a weapon in its own right and actually winning her points on its own. She needs to keep working on it so that she brings it into matches consistently though, because I remember it being woeful in Australia. She's definitely going to need it to even have the slightest of prayers against Azarenka, who will happily keep hammering crosscourt backhands at it.

MarkNL
Feb 18th, 2012, 03:25 PM
Sammy! :D It will be tough if Azarenka beats Aga though...

Talula
Feb 18th, 2012, 03:31 PM
I bet Marion DOES go to Dubai - she loves the $.

I don't buy the injury. Tired, knackered, couldn't be arsed to fight a match she knew she was losing, yes I'll buy that.

Fighterpova
Feb 18th, 2012, 03:41 PM
Marion, get well soon girl :hug:

I wonder how many games Stosur will win against her master Vika in the final? :tape:

Shinjiro
Feb 18th, 2012, 03:56 PM
Always good to win in one set. Hopefully she gets the odd win against Vika tomorrow. :cool:

Lighter
Feb 18th, 2012, 03:59 PM
I bet Marion DOES go to Dubai - she loves the $.

I don't buy the injury. Tired, knackered, couldn't be arsed to fight a match she knew she was losing, yes I'll buy that.Imo, she will withdraw from Dubaï. She has nothing to earn there.

BlueTrees
Feb 18th, 2012, 04:18 PM
Walkover for Vika in the final if she beats Aga. :hearts:

And it wouldn't have been against Bartoli? :lol: :oh:

Richie's
Feb 18th, 2012, 07:38 PM
I hate those cake walks to the final stages... Marion never has really tough draws....

claypova
Feb 18th, 2012, 11:02 PM
Marion, get well soon :D

Sam please win the title :hysteric:

Mistress of Evil
Feb 19th, 2012, 12:43 PM
Cake :sad: