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Huntress55
May 7th, 2012, 07:48 PM
What matches are they streaming?

Baghdatis one. But of course they're cutting all the streams as soon as the ATP matches are done.

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 07:48 PM
Baghdatis one. But of course they're cutting all the streams as soon as the ATP matches are done.

Crap!

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 07:51 PM
Oh well, at least Garcia Lopez has finally put an end to that match, so Sam can go on court any minute. Go Sammy!

Chim
May 7th, 2012, 08:03 PM
I feel bad for some of you has to wake up in the middle of the night and find out all the WTA steams are cancelled. I'm so mad! :fiery:

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 08:05 PM
^I don't get this Madrid tournament at all. They make such a big deal about the blue clay and all that bla bla, then they only have streams for about 4 matches in the first 2 rounds. Apparently they had streams all week for the MM in Estoril.

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 08:08 PM
:lol: What a surprise, Sam is serving first again. I wonder why they even bother to toss for her matches.

sunsets21
May 7th, 2012, 08:17 PM
Oh my dearest Sammy, BPs already? You're going to kill us :lol:

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 08:19 PM
As if we aren't frazzled enough, Sam starts by going 0-40 down :lol:. Good recovery though :worship:

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 08:26 PM
Terrible start from Sam, broken already! :sobbing:

Huntress55
May 7th, 2012, 08:27 PM
Im picturing Sam in UE mode atm. But I think thats just more how Im feeling haha Cmon Sam!

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 08:29 PM
^I suspect you're right though. McHale's serve is not this deadly, nor are her returns.

Siderophyre
May 7th, 2012, 08:29 PM
Im picturing Sam in UE mode atm. But I think thats just more how Im feeling haha Cmon Sam!
I was thinking more along the lines of - she must be playing shit...

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 08:32 PM
Oh well, at least she took her to deuce in that game. Maybe she's starting to find her range :unsure:

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 08:33 PM
0-30.:bigcry: Sam is winning 44% of points on serve so far. WTF is going on?

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 08:35 PM
1-4, Jesus, what is this???

Chim
May 7th, 2012, 08:35 PM
Oh Sammy!!!

annetcl
May 7th, 2012, 08:35 PM
Hi everyone.....finally an ace...but the first serve points is really bad! down 1-4....:( Come up Sam!

Huntress55
May 7th, 2012, 08:36 PM
Probably best we cant watch this.
I can just see her missing shots, shanking all over the place...
I mean is this surface really that big a problem for her? Get it together Sam!

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 08:38 PM
Get a grip Sam, this is embarrassing!

Siderophyre
May 7th, 2012, 08:38 PM
:facepalm:

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 08:39 PM
This kind of scoreline against Serena is bad enough, but McHale???

annetcl
May 7th, 2012, 08:39 PM
15-0 now would be a good start!

annetcl
May 7th, 2012, 08:40 PM
Don't get the low % of 1st serve points won!

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 08:41 PM
At least she avoided the triple break. Not sure whether that's something to be happy about or not :unsure:

annetcl
May 7th, 2012, 08:42 PM
Finally a hold!

annetcl
May 7th, 2012, 08:42 PM
At least she avoided the triple break. Not sure whether that's something to be happy about or not :unsure:

Anything to stop the momentum!

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 08:42 PM
See if she can pull one of these breaks back, just to go into the second set with a bit of momentum.

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 08:44 PM
She's won just 3 return points so far that weren't DFs.

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 08:49 PM
6-2. That set was a train wreck. She's making McHale look like some kind of GOAT.

Huntress55
May 7th, 2012, 08:50 PM
Its pretty annoying not to be able to see whats going on. But horrible set. Dig deep SAm!

annetcl
May 7th, 2012, 08:50 PM
She's won just 3 return points so far that weren't DFs.
14/16 first serve points won for McHale? wow. Sammy seems to be not at the races at all!

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 08:53 PM
Sam holds to love! Has she turned a corner now?

Chim
May 7th, 2012, 08:53 PM
Looks like Sam is playing a little bit better now...holds to love!!!

sunsets21
May 7th, 2012, 08:53 PM
A hold to start with, at least.

Towanda
May 7th, 2012, 08:54 PM
wow, just started following this on score tracker, and she's 40-0. Hopefully I'm giving her good luck. That first set scoreline looks like it was a disaster first set. What in the world happened there? And are there no live streams?

sunsets21
May 7th, 2012, 08:55 PM
Probably best we cant watch this.
I can just see her missing shots, shanking all over the place...
I mean is this surface really that big a problem for her? Get it together Sam!

N, did you manage to get any sleep? If you're still here and hadn't decided to go back to bed, of course.

Towanda
May 7th, 2012, 08:58 PM
well, at least she's getting some points on McHale's serve, she might be able to break in this set!

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 08:59 PM
Sam seems to be reading the second serve perfectly now, but can't do anything with the first.

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 09:00 PM
Finally a BP! Take it Sammy!

Towanda
May 7th, 2012, 09:01 PM
alright Sam!!!

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 09:01 PM
Yes!!! Finally she gets a break. There's still hope!

annetcl
May 7th, 2012, 09:02 PM
An easy hold now Sam!

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 09:05 PM
I'm not going to break out the champagne just yet, but so far this is a pretty impressive reversal in this set.

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 09:07 PM
The only way McHale can win points off her second serve now is by hitting aces. Might see some DFs from now on.

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 09:09 PM
Way to go Sammy! 4-0!!

sunsets21
May 7th, 2012, 09:10 PM
Woah, I look away for a few minutes and she's 4-0 up. Yeah, Sammy! :cheer:

annetcl
May 7th, 2012, 09:10 PM
Making some inroads on the McHale first serves at last! Hold Sam hold!

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 09:11 PM
15-30 :( Come on Sam, you've got the momentum, don't let her back in the match

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 09:12 PM
Oh no, BP! :(

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 09:12 PM
4-1 :bigcry: Why Sam, Why???

annetcl
May 7th, 2012, 09:15 PM
hopefully just a typical Sammy blip!

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 09:17 PM
hopefully just a typical Sammy blip!

Maybe, but she had her on the ropes. She can't afford to let her opponents back in like this.

tenniscrazy84
May 7th, 2012, 09:18 PM
livestream????

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 09:19 PM
livestream????

Nope :(

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 09:20 PM
Coupla BPs gone begging there. Hope this doesn't come back to bite her on the bum.

annetcl
May 7th, 2012, 09:21 PM
Maybe, but she had her on the ropes. She can't afford to let her opponents back in like this.
Unfortunately that's how Sam operates :(

Now she is down 0-15....god....

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 09:21 PM
Jesus Sam, you need to hold here, or I think it will slip away from you

tenniscrazy84
May 7th, 2012, 09:21 PM
Nope :(

:confused: I hate livescore!! :fiery:

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 09:22 PM
Oh no, 15-40 :sobbing:

tenniscrazy84
May 7th, 2012, 09:22 PM
15-40.............nooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!

tenniscrazy84
May 7th, 2012, 09:23 PM
4-3*

annetcl
May 7th, 2012, 09:23 PM
She got 1 point from her second serve....Her first serves are not working at all!

annetcl
May 7th, 2012, 09:23 PM
I think she should just use her second serves as her first serves!

tenniscrazy84
May 7th, 2012, 09:23 PM
Come on Sam!!!!

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 09:23 PM
4-3 :( :( :(

Momentum is all with McHale now. If Sam doesn't regroup really quickly now I'm afraid it will be all over.

tenniscrazy84
May 7th, 2012, 09:24 PM
She really need to break now and finish this set....

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 09:25 PM
I don't think I've ever seen her regain control and lose it again so quickly :(

Siderophyre
May 7th, 2012, 09:25 PM
She should just serve second serves - they seem to be working at least...

annetcl
May 7th, 2012, 09:25 PM
She needs McHale to keep serving second serves!

tenniscrazy84
May 7th, 2012, 09:25 PM
15-15

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 09:25 PM
The problem is that McHale will gain confidence from this and will find it easier to serve better.

tenniscrazy84
May 7th, 2012, 09:27 PM
*4-4

Chim
May 7th, 2012, 09:28 PM
Wow...4 games in a roll.

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 09:28 PM
4-4. I fear the worst

tenniscrazy84
May 7th, 2012, 09:28 PM
15-0

tenniscrazy84
May 7th, 2012, 09:29 PM
15-15 :(

SilverPersian
May 7th, 2012, 09:29 PM
:bigcry:

Has anyone hot a stream? :bigcry:

tenniscrazy84
May 7th, 2012, 09:29 PM
30-15

tenniscrazy84
May 7th, 2012, 09:30 PM
30-30 :(

tenniscrazy84
May 7th, 2012, 09:30 PM
40-30

Siderophyre
May 7th, 2012, 09:31 PM
Sam's first serve is NOT working but rhe second IS.

tenniscrazy84
May 7th, 2012, 09:31 PM
deuce....Why?!?!

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 09:32 PM
Phew, 5-4! At 30-30 and 40-40 I really had to check my underwear. Break now Sammy for fuck's sake!

tenniscrazy84
May 7th, 2012, 09:33 PM
5-4 .... apparently the kick service is working !!!

sunsets21
May 7th, 2012, 09:35 PM
What on earth? I look away again and when I come back, it's 5-4?!

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 09:35 PM
15-30, come on Sammy!!

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 09:37 PM
Sp!!!!!!!!!

bertisonline
May 7th, 2012, 09:37 PM
Sp!

bertisonline
May 7th, 2012, 09:38 PM
Sp#2!

SilverPersian
May 7th, 2012, 09:39 PM
Sssaaaaammmyyyyyyy

Chim
May 7th, 2012, 09:41 PM
Sam is fighting hard.....come on!!

tenniscrazy84
May 7th, 2012, 09:41 PM
Deuce

tenniscrazy84
May 7th, 2012, 09:41 PM
Sp !!!!!!

bertisonline
May 7th, 2012, 09:41 PM
Sp#3…

SilverPersian
May 7th, 2012, 09:42 PM
TAKE IT SSAAAAAAAMMMMMMm

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 09:42 PM
3 SPs gone :(

Chim
May 7th, 2012, 09:43 PM
Yessssssss!!!

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 09:43 PM
Sweet release!!!! SP # 4 does the trick!!!

tenniscrazy84
May 7th, 2012, 09:44 PM
6-4

SilverPersian
May 7th, 2012, 09:44 PM
26 64

Sam's really going to have to work hard in the third. Come on Sammy :cheer:

bertisonline
May 7th, 2012, 09:44 PM
SP#4 was the right one :)
And now serving to start set#3. That's better now. B.

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 09:44 PM
Sam has McHale's serve nailed now, she just has to look after her own and she should win.

Siderophyre
May 7th, 2012, 09:44 PM
Christ! If she didn't get that break there, the match was gone for sure.

annetcl
May 7th, 2012, 09:44 PM
phew - that was really tough! Go Sam!

Huntress55
May 7th, 2012, 09:44 PM
:lol: Sam

Third set calls for me to get breakfast. Lets go Sam!

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 09:45 PM
Really really important that she holds serve in the opening game now.

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 09:48 PM
Sammy facing a BP already :sobbing:

tenniscrazy84
May 7th, 2012, 09:49 PM
*30-40

SilverPersian
May 7th, 2012, 09:49 PM
BP saved :sobbing:

tenniscrazy84
May 7th, 2012, 09:49 PM
Deuce

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 09:51 PM
Another BP :( This is not the way to start the third set Sam!

Huntress55
May 7th, 2012, 09:55 PM
Finally!

SilverPersian
May 7th, 2012, 09:55 PM
Thank God :sobbing:

tenniscrazy84
May 7th, 2012, 09:55 PM
1-0*

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 09:55 PM
Phew, she holds in the end, but boy was it a struggle. She needs a quick break here to take the pressure off of her own serve.

tenniscrazy84
May 7th, 2012, 09:56 PM
there's a reason why I drink during Samīs matches ....

Chim
May 7th, 2012, 09:56 PM
Why does it have to be so difficult??
I guess I'll be starting to pay more attention to Mchale's game. She is such a fighter. But Sam is still better...haha!

annetcl
May 7th, 2012, 09:56 PM
tough but good effort to hold on! 1st serve points won 75% - better now

bertisonline
May 7th, 2012, 09:57 PM
She holds serve in the opening game. 1-0*. B.

Chim
May 7th, 2012, 09:58 PM
Let's take the early break Sammy!!

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 09:58 PM
there's a reason why I drink during Samīs matches ....

I think I'm about to start as well. Can imagine the scene at the AA meeting: Hi I'm a Sam Stosur fan and I'm an alcoholic :lol:

bertisonline
May 7th, 2012, 09:58 PM
3 BPs… That's an opportunity. B.

sunsets21
May 7th, 2012, 09:58 PM
The 3 bps do make up for the stress of the last game :yeah:

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 09:59 PM
Perfect! 2-0. Now focus Sam, please????

plokploky
May 7th, 2012, 09:59 PM
I think its for the best this match wasn't streamed.

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 09:59 PM
I just realised she is actually ahead, for the first time in the match

sunsets21
May 7th, 2012, 09:59 PM
I think I'm about to start as well. Can imagine the scene at the AA meeting: Hi I'm a Sam Stosur fan and I'm an alcoholic :lol:

We could always have a Stosur fan AA group. I'd imagine it would be very helpful for most of us.

bertisonline
May 7th, 2012, 10:00 PM
2*-0 now. That's even better. Maybe the mental side of the match is a little bit different now… B.

annetcl
May 7th, 2012, 10:00 PM
That was surprisingly easy - McHale probably thinnking about the lost opportunities in the earlier game. Easy hold now Sammy!

tenniscrazy84
May 7th, 2012, 10:00 PM
Yesssssss!!!!!

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 10:00 PM
I think its for the best this match wasn't streamed.

Even on live scores its freaking ugly :lol:

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 10:00 PM
Sam cruising now, can she keep it up? :unsure:

tenniscrazy84
May 7th, 2012, 10:00 PM
3-0*

Chim
May 7th, 2012, 10:01 PM
It's bed time for Mchale....

SilverPersian
May 7th, 2012, 10:01 PM
3-0 :sobbing:

Go Sammy. Foot on accelerator. Keep it there :cheer:

Siderophyre
May 7th, 2012, 10:01 PM
Put you foot down FFS Sam!

bertisonline
May 7th, 2012, 10:01 PM
Even on live scores its freaking ugly :lol:

:worship:

Grigorpova
May 7th, 2012, 10:01 PM
Sam dominating :happy:

Huntress55
May 7th, 2012, 10:02 PM
We could always have a Stosur fan AA group. I'd imagine it would be very helpful for most of us.

Im sure there was already a similar discussion before :lol:

Good start, but we all know what happened in the 2nd. Keep the pressure on Sam.

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 10:03 PM
We could always have a Stosur fan AA group. I'd imagine it would be very helpful for most of us.

I think even without the associated alcohol problems we need a support group. It's inhuman what she puts us through, inhuman I say!!! :lol:

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 10:03 PM
Jesus, Sam has suddenly remembered how to play tennis!

bertisonline
May 7th, 2012, 10:03 PM
3 other BPs. That sounds good. B.

SilverPersian
May 7th, 2012, 10:03 PM
:cheer:

tenniscrazy84
May 7th, 2012, 10:04 PM
*4-0 keep it going!!!!

Grigorpova
May 7th, 2012, 10:04 PM
Does Sam love to scare us with 3 setters?

annetcl
May 7th, 2012, 10:05 PM
Focus Sam....! Keep the momentum going!

bertisonline
May 7th, 2012, 10:05 PM
She was so pissed in the second set that she now sees red everywhere instead of blue:) B.

tenniscrazy84
May 7th, 2012, 10:05 PM
I think even without the associated alcohol problems we need a support group. It's inhuman what she puts us through, inhuman I say!!! :lol:

hands down ;)

SilverPersian
May 7th, 2012, 10:06 PM
Sam was clearly just trolling us

tenniscrazy84
May 7th, 2012, 10:07 PM
5-0*

SilverPersian
May 7th, 2012, 10:07 PM
5-0

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 10:07 PM
5-0! Come on Sam, restore some dignity with a final set bagel!

annetcl
May 7th, 2012, 10:07 PM
Now that's the Sammy we like ;)

Huntress55
May 7th, 2012, 10:07 PM
Yeah so this was never in doubt. :p

A bagel would be great Sam, break her.

bertisonline
May 7th, 2012, 10:07 PM
5-0. It's fair to say that she has opportunities to win the match now. B.

bertisonline
May 7th, 2012, 10:08 PM
5-0! Come on Sam, restore some dignity with a final set bagel!

At least :lol:

B.

Chim
May 7th, 2012, 10:08 PM
She was so pissed in the second set that she now sees red everywhere instead of blue:) B.

:lol::lol:

plokploky
May 7th, 2012, 10:09 PM
Sam was clearly just trolling us

:sobbing:
She trolls us every match. Every match goddammit.

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 10:09 PM
15-30, 2 more points Sammy!

Grigorpova
May 7th, 2012, 10:10 PM
Ever since I woke up Sams been goating :eek:

I'll be sure to wake up more.

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 10:10 PM
Mp!!!!

plokploky
May 7th, 2012, 10:10 PM
:sobbing:1 mp gone.

tenniscrazy84
May 7th, 2012, 10:10 PM
Mp!!!!!

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 10:11 PM
Ever since I woke up Sams been goating :eek:

I'll be sure to wake up more.

We need you awake for all of Sam's matches!

plokploky
May 7th, 2012, 10:11 PM
Ever since I woke up Sams been goating :eek:

I'll be sure to wake up more.

NEVER GO TO SLEEP!!!!

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 10:11 PM
Mp #2

sunsets21
May 7th, 2012, 10:12 PM
Im sure there was already a similar discussion before :lol:

Good start, but we all know what happened in the 2nd. Keep the pressure on Sam.

Yeah, there was. It's proof of how much stress Sam has put on us throughout the years, despite being a GS champion now :lol:

I think even without the associated alcohol problems we need a support group. It's inhuman what she puts us through, inhuman I say!!! :lol:

Yes! A Sam Stosur therapy session group! We can vent, cry and share our heart problems due to Sam-related stress!

(And drink to her success, of course ;))

plokploky
May 7th, 2012, 10:12 PM
Aaaaaaaaaand......calm.

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 10:12 PM
Yeessss!!!!! Bagel :worship:

SilverPersian
May 7th, 2012, 10:12 PM
:lol:
I have no idea what to make of this match. I'm going back to bed. :sobbing:


Good job Sam :cheer:

tenniscrazy84
May 7th, 2012, 10:12 PM
2-6 6-4 6-0 !!!!

sunsets21
May 7th, 2012, 10:12 PM
Well, a bagel does redeem her :woohoo:

bertisonline
May 7th, 2012, 10:13 PM
BA-GEL! Humm :)
B.

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 10:13 PM
Even for one of Sam's matches that was a bloody horrible experience.

annetcl
May 7th, 2012, 10:13 PM
:worship:Ever since I woke up Sams been goating :eek:

I'll be sure to wake up more.

Siderophyre
May 7th, 2012, 10:13 PM
:lol:

Huntress55
May 7th, 2012, 10:13 PM
:lol:
I have no idea what to make of this match. I'm going back to bed. :sobbing:


Good job Sam :cheer:

Ditto. I think I can get an hours sleep if Im lucky :lol:

Well done in the end, fought hard. Hopefully her next match will be streamed!

tenniscrazy84
May 7th, 2012, 10:14 PM
That was ugly....but I take it....Come on Sammy!!!!!

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 10:14 PM
The only thing I can think of is that Sammy got one of the ballkids to play the first 2 sets for her. The third set was definitely not the same person as the first two :lol:

annetcl
May 7th, 2012, 10:15 PM
Even for one of Sam's matches that was a bloody horrible experience.
Yes that was terrible!But at least nowadays she usually finds a way to win even when playing ugly (guessing only)....so that's a positive! :bounce:

stromatolite
May 7th, 2012, 10:18 PM
Yes that was terrible!But at least nowadays she usually finds a way to win even when playing ugly (guessing only)....so that's a positive! :bounce:

That's very true. That's one of the biggest differences compared to last year: she's winning bad-day matches this year. She lives to fight on another day, so that can make a huge difference.

Another positive note: whatever happened in that last set, it seems that Sammy has now found out that she can play just fine on this blue clay. If she can pick up in the next matches where she left off here she can still make an impression in this tournament.

Grigorpova
May 7th, 2012, 10:31 PM
I still think Sam can win Madrid :facepalm:

Just aslong as I'm awake.

Siderophyre
May 7th, 2012, 10:34 PM
I still think Sam can win Madrid :facepalm:

Just aslong as I'm awake.

:happy: Mind you, stranger things have happened...

Huntress55
May 7th, 2012, 10:35 PM
I still think Sam can win Madrid :facepalm:

Just aslong as I'm awake.

Wish I was as optimistic as you :lol:

I just think against the big hitters she's going to fall short. Unless she comes out guns blazing and plays nothing like her last two matches.

Towanda
May 8th, 2012, 01:18 AM
Wish I was as optimistic as you :lol:

I just think against the big hitters she's going to fall short. Unless she comes out guns blazing and plays nothing like her last two matches.

Yeah, it's really hard to imagine that she could get past Kvitova, but with Sam, you never know. She could get her ass kicked by Cetkovsa in the next round, or she could win that one, beat Kvitova, and then beat Serena or Sharapova in the SF. You just never know with Sam, but that's just part of the horror excitement of being a Sam-fan.

SilverPersian
May 8th, 2012, 03:13 AM
I still think Sam can win Madrid :facepalm:

Just aslong as I'm awake.

So...Madrid will finish in about six days, so that's 144 hours. Can you make it?

Of course, you could just not sleep while Sam is playing, but I'd rather not take the risk that your magical powers don't work that way :p

Sammy and Julia are playing Soler Espinosa and CSV on an outside tournament tomorrow.

stromatolite
May 8th, 2012, 06:27 AM
I'm not su sure that Sam will be chanceless against Petra if she reached the QF. I was very encouraged by how she finished last night's match. The start was horrible, but she started to come good in the second set, and even though she faltered for a time, after the first game of the final set she was the only one in the match. Of course she won't be able to afford the luxury of 1 set and a half of horrible play against Kvitova, but if she can get herself going early she can give her a run for her money I think. Angie Kerber described the court as slippery and high-bouncing, which would account for why Sam was doing so well with her second serve. Sam's kicker was about the only part of Sam's game Petra didn't handle well in Istanbul, so it will certainly help Sam if it's working well. I don't think Petra is yet in top form, so Sam should have a shot I think.

On a lighter note, assuming Sam and Kvitova both reach the QF, that would be Sam's 3rd match in 4 rounds against someone named Petra.

bertisonline
May 8th, 2012, 10:05 AM
iSam iBook is available on the Apple iBookstore.
It's for all the fans. It's free and it's here (http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/isam-sam-stosur-in-fribourg/id515403408?ls=1).
B.

:lol:

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5035/7157046796_3fa6fdfe99_z_d.jpg

Siderophyre
May 8th, 2012, 10:37 AM
iSam iBook is available on the Apple iBookstore.
It's for all the fans. It's free and it's here (http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/isam-sam-stosur-in-fribourg/id515403408?ls=1).
B.

:lol:



Wow Bertrand! I'm really impressed. :yeah: Love the way the pics, video and text are integrated - that's a lot of work you must have done and it's free.

So the next step is a complete biography of Sam, right? :lol:

Grigorpova
May 8th, 2012, 10:57 AM
So...Madrid will finish in about six days, so that's 144 hours. Can you make it?

Of course, you could just not sleep while Sam is playing, but I'd rather not take the risk that your magical powers don't work that way :p

Sammy and Julia are playing Soler Espinosa and CSV on an outside tournament tomorrow.

Everytime I watch a Stosur match from the beginning she ends up losing in straight sets :sobbing:

I'll come in halfway through the first set so my powers are delivered to Sam's racquet properly.

stromatolite
May 8th, 2012, 04:03 PM
For some reason Sammy and Julia have not gone on court as scheduled. Not sure what's going on, but it seems likely that either they or their opponents have withdrawn. Anybody know anything about this?

maturedgirl
May 8th, 2012, 04:39 PM
One of their spanish opponents (Suarez Navarro) is still playing singles.;)

stromatolite
May 8th, 2012, 04:42 PM
One of their spanish opponents is still playing singles.;)

Never thought of that, how stupid of me.:oh: Thanks!

Assuming that CSN is allowed a "suitable rest", looks like another late night for Sammy:sad:

AaronT
May 8th, 2012, 04:53 PM
Hi everyone! I'm a big fan of Sam since the beginning of 2009 and been following TF for a while .I found that you guys are very supportive to Sam no matter what happen. So I think this is a very nice place to share about tennis in general and the important thing is to support Sam. I hope you guys don't mind if I posted here and I'm sorry if I posted in a wrong place

stromatolite
May 8th, 2012, 05:04 PM
Welcome Aaron! Fans of Sam are always welcome here. In general it's a nice safe haven away from GM, where things can get pretty ugly sometimes. Hope you can join us here from time to time to cheer Sam on in her matches, or just to waffle on with the rest of us about what Sam's up to and how we think she's going to do in the upcoming matches and tournaments.

AaronT
May 8th, 2012, 05:16 PM
Thanks! I will for sure, don't think I will be able to follow her double match tonight but will definitely cheering for her single match tomorrow.

bertisonline
May 8th, 2012, 06:54 PM
The pair {Julia, Sam} is playing right now on Court #6. B.

stromatolite
May 8th, 2012, 07:43 PM
Comprehensive win for Sam and Julia :D

6-3 6-2, done and dusted in 53 mins! Not a single BP faced (which in doubles means that they weren't taken to deuce on serve in the whole match). Hopefully Sam can carry some of this momentum into her next singles match.

Btw, no offense to Casey, but I think the Aussie FC squad should send Julia a few Australian emigration/naturalisation brochures in the mail: she and Sam seem to be quite a deadly combination.;)

Towanda
May 8th, 2012, 10:45 PM
Comprehensive win for Sam and Julia :D

6-3 6-2, done and dusted in 53 mins! Not a single BP faced (which in doubles means that they weren't taken to deuce on serve in the whole match). Hopefully Sam can carry some of this momentum into her next singles match.

Btw, no offense to Casey, but I think the Aussie FC squad should send Julia a few Australian emigration/naturalisation brochures in the mail: she and Sam seem to be quite a deadly combination.;)

I was actually think that Sam and Julia might drop out so they can focus on singles, especially since Sam has been playing marathon matches. I'm glad they didn't. I would love to actually get to see them play together, like live, as opposed to watching score tracker. They seem to play pretty well together based on their results. If I recall correctly they beat Huber/Raymond in a recent tournament.

SilverPersian
May 9th, 2012, 03:27 AM
Sammy and Cetovska are third up on an outside court - so no stream again. And Sam and Julia will be playing Srebotnik and Petschke about an hour later.

Let's hope the livescoreboard is working this time :unsure:

And hi to AaronT :wavey:

stromatolite
May 9th, 2012, 05:04 AM
I was actually think that Sam and Julia might drop out so they can focus on singles, especially since Sam has been playing marathon matches. I'm glad they didn't. I would love to actually get to see them play together, like live, as opposed to watching score tracker. They seem to play pretty well together based on their results. If I recall correctly they beat Huber/Raymond in a recent tournament.

I'd love :inlove: to see Sam and Julia play, but can't see that happening any time soon. It really sucks that there is basically zero coverage of doubles outside of the slams and FC, and Sam will obviously be playing with Casey in those (love to see them together as well).

And yes, Sam/Julia beat Lisa and Liezel comprehensively in Miami, 6-1 6-4. They narrowly lost their next match against Medina Garrigues and Pennetta.

Btw, I've been thinking about Sam playing doubles in Madrid, because at first I thought it was a strange choice. Then I realized she hasn't played doubles so far on clay this year. I'm pretty sure she will play at RG with Casey, so she would need to play in either Madrid or Rome if she wants to get some matches in ahead of that. She probably chose Madrid because in the past she's gone less far in singles there than in Rome (which is not exactly to say that she is expecting to lose early in Madrid, just that the chance that that will happen is probably greater than in Rome).

Huntress55
May 9th, 2012, 05:41 AM
Sam on court 4... at this rate we wont get to watch her on this blue clay.

SilverPersian
May 9th, 2012, 06:35 AM
Sam on court 4... at this rate we wont get to watch her on this blue clay.

Don't worry - I'm sure they'll televise the final :D

stromatolite
May 9th, 2012, 06:49 AM
Don't worry - I'm sure they'll televise the final :D

That's the spirit! :yeah:

Huntress55
May 9th, 2012, 07:46 AM
Don't worry - I'm sure they'll televise the final :D

I wont be home for the final :lol:

Grigorpova
May 9th, 2012, 09:53 AM
How dare they put her on an outside court!

My sleeping powers are pulsing with rage right now, Sam will destroy Petra now :sobbing:

stromatolite
May 9th, 2012, 10:29 AM
How dare they put her on an outside court!

My sleeping powers are pulsing with rage right now, Sam will destroy Petra now :sobbing:

Glad to hear!:yeah:

Btw: you do realize that from now on you are not allowed to go to sleep without written approval from at least 3 bona fide Sam fans? ;)

Grigorpova
May 9th, 2012, 10:40 AM
Glad to hear!:yeah:

Btw: you do realize that from now on you are not allowed to go to sleep without written approval from at least 3 bona fide Sam fans? ;)

But I have a tennis tournament tomorrow, I have to get up at 6AM :crying2:

I'll stay for at least a set.

stromatolite
May 9th, 2012, 10:44 AM
But I have a tennis tournament tomorrow, I have to get up at 6AM :crying2:

I'll stay for at least a set.

Okay, as long as you can promise that you'll be sending good vibes in your sleep as well you can be excused after the first set. :lol:

Grigorpova
May 9th, 2012, 10:50 AM
Okay, as long as you can promise that you'll be sending good vibes in your sleep as well you can be excused after the first set. :lol:

I shall listen to epic winning music as I slowly go to sleep to help pump up Sam! :rocker2:

SilverPersian
May 9th, 2012, 12:46 PM
I wont be home for the final :lol:

:bigcry:

Sammy serving, from 40-15 to 40-40 :(

SilverPersian
May 9th, 2012, 12:47 PM
1-0 :)

Huntress55
May 9th, 2012, 12:47 PM
An ace in that first game :)

SilverPersian
May 9th, 2012, 12:50 PM
1-1

I think Sammy has a lot of trouble returning serve on these courts*

*claim is speculative and based on nothing

SilverPersian
May 9th, 2012, 12:53 PM
2-1

Huntress55
May 9th, 2012, 12:54 PM
It would seem so since she has had lots of close matches so far and had trouble placing pressure on her opponents serve alot of the time.

SilverPersian
May 9th, 2012, 12:55 PM
Two DFs from Petra.

Maybe Sam can break without having to return serve.

15-30

Huntress55
May 9th, 2012, 12:56 PM
Or not.. haha. Hopefully Petra throws in alot more DFs in this match. Would help.

*2-2

SilverPersian
May 9th, 2012, 12:57 PM
2-2

SilverPersian
May 9th, 2012, 01:00 PM
Fuuckkk 15-40

SilverPersian
May 9th, 2012, 01:00 PM
40-40

Looks like Sam is in BP saving mode

SilverPersian
May 9th, 2012, 01:02 PM
3-2 :)

Huntress55
May 9th, 2012, 01:02 PM
Good job saving those BPs. Or Ill assume it was a good job since I cant see any of this.

stromatolite
May 9th, 2012, 01:04 PM
Peeking at the live scores and trying to get some work done at the same time, not an easy juggling act. Not as good a start as I would have liked, but an improvement on the last 2 matches at least. The worrying thing is that Sam's second serve and her return don't seem to be firing yet. She will need those firing from the get go if she makes the quarters.

SilverPersian
May 9th, 2012, 01:06 PM
BP :cheer:

Siderophyre
May 9th, 2012, 01:06 PM
Peeking at the live scores and trying to get some work done at the same time, not an easy juggling act. Not as good a start as I would have liked, but an improvement on the last 2 matches at least. The worrying thing is that Sam's second serve and her return don't seem to be firing yet. She will need those firing from the get go if she makes the quarters.

Ha! I'm doing the same thing.

Sam seems to be stuggling a bit. Getting a few free points on PC's double faults. Meanwhile PC is getting to deuce every time on Sam's serve. And just as I say that, Sam gets a BP...

AaronT
May 9th, 2012, 01:06 PM
BP! plz take it Sam

Huntress55
May 9th, 2012, 01:07 PM
Yay a break :)

Siderophyre
May 9th, 2012, 01:07 PM
Yes!

SilverPersian
May 9th, 2012, 01:07 PM
4 DFs from Petra already

Sammy at 4-2

SilverPersian
May 9th, 2012, 01:08 PM
0-30 :(

Huntress55
May 9th, 2012, 01:10 PM
Of course she gets broken straight back.

Siderophyre
May 9th, 2012, 01:11 PM
:facepalm:

SilverPersian
May 9th, 2012, 01:11 PM
Oh Sammy. Why must you make everything so difficult this week :lol:


4-3

stromatolite
May 9th, 2012, 01:14 PM
Crap! I comfort myself with the thought that there is a turbo-Sammy just about to jump out of a phone booth and blow Petra away.

SilverPersian
May 9th, 2012, 01:15 PM
Another BP for Samambo

Huntress55
May 9th, 2012, 01:15 PM
Another break! Hold this time SAm.

stromatolite
May 9th, 2012, 01:15 PM
God bless Petra for those DFs! :lol:

SilverPersian
May 9th, 2012, 01:15 PM
Another DF for Petra =/

Maybe it's windy and it's screwing with her toss

Sammy serving for the set 5-3

AaronT
May 9th, 2012, 01:16 PM
Thanks Petra

SilverPersian
May 9th, 2012, 01:16 PM
0-30 :facepalm:

Siderophyre
May 9th, 2012, 01:16 PM
You get the feeling Sam's ahead only due to Petra's slack play...

SilverPersian
May 9th, 2012, 01:17 PM
Set point :D

AaronT
May 9th, 2012, 01:18 PM
good job!

tenniscrazy84
May 9th, 2012, 01:18 PM
6-3 ...livestream???

SilverPersian
May 9th, 2012, 01:18 PM
6-3 :cheer::cheer::cheer:


You get the feeling Sam's ahead only due to Petra's slack play...

Yeah. That's how it was at Doha as well - I'm not sure Petra feels she can win this.

Huntress55
May 9th, 2012, 01:18 PM
Can relax a little now. Although she still struggled on her own serve abit. 76% first serves in is a nice stat, but her serve doesnt seem to be firing quite yet.

Siderophyre
May 9th, 2012, 01:18 PM
Well thank god for that. Can we relax a little now? Maybe?

SilverPersian
May 9th, 2012, 01:19 PM
6-3 ...livestream???

Nope :sad:

stromatolite
May 9th, 2012, 01:19 PM
6-3!

Well, Sam has wrapped up the first set in just over half an hour while clearly playing well below her best. Suppose we ought to be happy with that. Hope for a better showing in set 2 though.