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Sammo
May 28th, 2012, 03:35 PM
:spit:

And this is why you should never sign a contract with a racquet brand before testing it :lol:


http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/093/7/3/Night_Witch_by_hgjart.jpg

Bethanie wasn't really bad though, Beth :worship:

Adrian.
May 28th, 2012, 03:35 PM
:haha::haha::haha:
Sabine bad as ever :worship:

Ellery
May 28th, 2012, 03:35 PM
Queen Beth :rocker: No choke :eek:

Vefci Y
May 28th, 2012, 03:36 PM
Love You!!!!!!!!!!!!Bethanie!

Jane Lane
May 28th, 2012, 03:36 PM
:rolls: Hysterical. Say :wavey: to the top 30 after Wimbledon.

I hope Mike doesn't drown in his birthday tears though.

jrm
May 28th, 2012, 03:36 PM
US girl still to lose in first round :eek:

Michael!
May 28th, 2012, 03:36 PM
disgusting, BMS was shit but Sabine was even worse!
Awful performance, awful match, well done Sabine :yeah:

NyCPsU
May 28th, 2012, 03:36 PM
:woohoo:

American women still perfect? :eek:

killerqueen
May 28th, 2012, 03:36 PM
Bethieeeeeeee :D

Johnbert
May 28th, 2012, 03:37 PM
:facepalm:

bine out of top50 at the end of the year...

Sabinator.
May 28th, 2012, 03:37 PM
One of the worst days of my life.

Trih
May 28th, 2012, 03:37 PM
Poor Sabine...

CWTennis
May 28th, 2012, 03:38 PM
Happy birthday Mike! :oh:

mk27
May 28th, 2012, 03:38 PM
Lisicki should go back to ITF tournaments :spit:

CrossCourt~Rally
May 28th, 2012, 03:38 PM
:woohoo: Beth played amazing ball late in the 2nd set spraying winners from all sides of the court :worship: She also utilized her excellent net skills on a few key pts :worship:

Sabine :hug:

Slampova
May 28th, 2012, 03:38 PM
Poor Sabine, but well done Beth :cheer: Been a while since we've seen her having a notable win :)

young_gunner913
May 28th, 2012, 03:38 PM
http://i48.tinypic.com/wprbb.png
COME.
THE.
F-CK.
ONNNNN.
http://i42.tinypic.com/hvw876.gif

saul1333
May 28th, 2012, 03:39 PM
:help:

crazillo
May 28th, 2012, 03:40 PM
Sabine is such a confidence player...

disco_rage
May 28th, 2012, 03:40 PM
I am so happy!!!!! Well done Bethanie!! You needed this win big style for your ranking!!! Keep going tho!

Hopefully she can stay uninjured and get back up the rankings!

Johnbert
May 28th, 2012, 03:40 PM
bine crying again after the match :tape:

Harju.
May 28th, 2012, 03:40 PM
http://i48.tinypic.com/wprbb.png
COME.
THE.
F-CK.
ONNNNN.
http://i42.tinypic.com/hvw876.gif
Queen Beth :hearts:

She played pretty well considering her awful season so far.
Against Sloane or Makarova next.

Kismet
May 28th, 2012, 03:41 PM
:sobbing: Sabine :hug:

Svetlana)))
May 28th, 2012, 03:41 PM
Yasss BMS :cheer: Huge opportunity to reach R4 now

sxeraserhead
May 28th, 2012, 03:41 PM
Expected result :sad: Sabine's recent injury could only have accentuated her crap form this year, just please find yourself before Wimbledon :help:

Adrian.
May 28th, 2012, 03:42 PM
bine crying again after the match :tape:

such a loser :haha::haha::haha:

Chim
May 28th, 2012, 03:42 PM
Lisicki's backhand.:help::facepalm:

Craig.
May 28th, 2012, 03:42 PM
Fuck. yes. :inlove:

Temperenka
May 28th, 2012, 03:42 PM
:sobbing:

Queenpova
May 28th, 2012, 03:42 PM
oh my. this girl will be out of the top 50 after wimbledon

Sammo
May 28th, 2012, 03:43 PM
bine crying again after the match :tape:

:facepalm:

CrossCourt~Rally
May 28th, 2012, 03:43 PM
Queen Beth :hearts:

She played pretty well considering her awful season so far.
Against Sloane or Makarova next.

Yeah, she's been injured for most of the season. Thank god she got in allot of match play last week winning Brussels with Mirza. I think that helped her out allot :D:bounce:

Vikapower
May 28th, 2012, 03:43 PM
Sabine has a couple weeks to get whatever her problems are sorted out -- or from Grass season, she'll sink faster than it too her to rise at the same period of the year. :tape:

Ian Aberdon
May 28th, 2012, 03:43 PM
I think it's safe to say that Sabine is on a crest of a slump, & is heading back where she came from. It's increasingly looking like last year was a flash in the pan, sadly.

Back to the ITF for you!

donellcarey
May 28th, 2012, 03:44 PM
Great win Beth!

brickhousesupporter
May 28th, 2012, 03:45 PM
Wait, wasn't Sabine supposed to be the white Serena?

http://i46.tinypic.com/4kcg1z.gif

Tennis Fool
May 28th, 2012, 03:45 PM
Great results for the Americans today; bad day, so far, for the Germans.

serendipitynow
May 28th, 2012, 03:46 PM
Sabine :hug:

fouc
May 28th, 2012, 03:46 PM
I can't believe bookies had Sabine as a favorite. Everything in this match - the result, the scoreline, the game itself - was super predictable.

vozas
May 28th, 2012, 03:47 PM
:spit:

Called it.

jrm
May 28th, 2012, 03:47 PM
on the bright side: it can only get better :shrug:

Break My Rapture
May 28th, 2012, 03:48 PM
bine crying again after the match :tape:
:hysteric: It it bad that I find this funny?

TuxedoSlam
May 28th, 2012, 03:50 PM
All hail queen Beth :worship:

BillFromRichmond
May 28th, 2012, 03:50 PM
:woohoo:

American women still perfect? :eek:

US girl still to lose in first round :eek:

So far none. I think Lepchenko who is now an American citizen won and Sloan Stevens is ahead.

2nd Round; Lauren Davis vs Christine McHale and Mattek Sands vs Stevens. :eek:

zigga
May 28th, 2012, 03:51 PM
Bine :sobbing:

Kon.
May 28th, 2012, 03:52 PM
She really needs to sort her problems out. Until she does it, such results are predictable. :rolleyes:

Good win for Bethanie.

BlueTrees
May 28th, 2012, 03:52 PM
Oh Sabine :awww: :sobbing:

saniapower
May 28th, 2012, 03:53 PM
Well done Mattek :yeah:

jasonwright25
May 28th, 2012, 03:53 PM
Sabine is such a confidence player...

In other words, she's a mental midget.

Ian Aberdon
May 28th, 2012, 03:53 PM
Sabine doesn't need hugs, she needs a kick up the arse. And a change of regime off court. What is being done to arrest her slump? Fuck all it appears.

BillFromRichmond
May 28th, 2012, 03:54 PM
I can't believe bookies had Sabine as a favorite. Everything in this match - the result, the scoreline, the game itself - was super predictable.

Clueless. The bookies' job is to make money and that is to have equal bets on each side. If Sands was the favorite, then all the money would have been bet on Lisicki and if she had won, they would have lost their shirts.

It was not predictable. You are using 20 20 hindsight. Nothing Queen Bethanie had done this year suggested that was a "predictable" result.

JamieMU30
May 28th, 2012, 04:02 PM
Lisicki is horrifically bad right now....Losing to a player outside the Top 100 who has had a horrible year with injuries herself and plummeted down the rankings....Get ready Sabine bandwagonners, you are about to take a huge plummet yourself in about a month....Can't wait to see Lisicki fall into the abyss and back to ITF's where she belongs...The crazies who hyped her should be embarrassed and ashamed...Lisicki had a fluke run and this year proves it, despite her alleged injuries, no one can lose this badly to these kinds of players all year and be considered a threat...Lisicki is a walking bye at Wimbledon and coupled with all the added pressure to defend those points and prove herself, I foresee an epic meltdown of colossal proportions...Gotta get my DVR ready for this shit...LMAO

aloeball
May 28th, 2012, 04:02 PM
Half the fault was on the racquet, the other half was in Sabines head.

Whenever she was level or in front, she chokes. I'm sorry Sabine but even your smiles cant save you from being wiped from my siggie.

I cant with her anymore. Shes a mental headcase. It's just too much to bear. As a gay guy, I love strong women and Sabine is just too mentally fragile.

faboozadoo15
May 28th, 2012, 04:02 PM
:worship: Awesome

Mike81
May 28th, 2012, 04:06 PM
Well I am a curse for players. Sorana and Sabine. Lleyton Hewitt. All excelled in suckery today. Especially Bine.

As much as I love her, I can tell she has no gameplan and no confidence. We can recommend she get a new coach and new approach to her game or we can just wait patiently for her find confidence and a win.

Blown off the court by Bethanie Mattek Sands :bigcry:

I was playing Virtua Tennis on PS3 and my Sabine Lisicki character I created was winning on that today.

WTF Bine :sad:

Inger67
May 28th, 2012, 04:06 PM
disgusting, BMS was shit but Sabine was even worse!
Awful performance, awful match, well done Sabine :yeah:

Seriously what the hell do you guys say is bad tennis? Beth's W/UE ratio was -1!!!!! She hit 20 winners and 21 UE. Good God. Both of her forehand and her backhand were penetrating through the court from what I saw and she hit some very impressive winners. Obviously when girls are hitting this hard, errors are going to come from it as well. And Sabine was even 16/19!

:rolleyes:

sweetadri06
May 28th, 2012, 04:11 PM
Crying again? I think a sports psych is needed. So pathetic for a professional athlete to act this way every time they lose.

Ian Aberdon
May 28th, 2012, 04:12 PM
So both hit more UEs than winners? To me, that IS the defintion of suck!!!

simonsaystennis
May 28th, 2012, 04:12 PM
Way to go Bethanie!! Glad to see her healthy and playing good tennis again. Time to work back into the top 100!!

Queenpova
May 28th, 2012, 04:14 PM
Crying again? I think a sports psych is needed. So pathetic for a professional athlete to act this way every time they lose.

seriously. Gurl have some decency.

young_gunner913
May 28th, 2012, 04:14 PM
So both hit more UEs than winners? To me, that IS the defintion of suck!!!

Beth hit 20/21 Sabine hit 16/19. 1 & 3 aren't that bad at all compared to say the Italian Open Final.

2moretogo
May 28th, 2012, 04:15 PM
Can't believe that Beth was able to hold her nerve at the tail end of the 2nd. Sabine's bh is still easily exposed.

Juju Nostalgique
May 28th, 2012, 04:15 PM
QB :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

SAISAI-GOAT
May 28th, 2012, 04:16 PM
900 points coming off @ Wimbledon :dance:

FORZA SARITA
May 28th, 2012, 04:16 PM
good morning Charlie :oh::wavey:

Halepsova
May 28th, 2012, 04:19 PM
Sabine :sobbing:

tkutsaar
May 28th, 2012, 04:19 PM
Clueless. The bookies' job is to make money and that is to have equal bets on each side. If Sands was the favorite, then all the money would have been bet on Lisicki and if she had won, they would have lost their shirts.

It was not predictable. You are using 20 20 hindsight. Nothing Queen Bethanie had done this year suggested that was a "predictable" result.

Finally a posting herein by someone who understands a bookmaker’s perspective in setting up odds. The only time bookmakers are wrong and possibly lose money occurs the rare time when they have to change the odds during the betting period. One such time I recall was in American Football’s Super Bowl in 1998. The Green Bay Packers were defending champion against Denver and thus the bookies initially installed Green Bay as Ten pt favorites. Completely guessing wrong the amount of sentiment there was for Denver; thus by game time the odds were adjusted to Green Bay being only a One pt favorite.

Lord Choc Ice
May 28th, 2012, 04:25 PM
Oh Sabs :rolls:. Expected loss though.

Mike81
May 28th, 2012, 04:28 PM
Sabine doesn't need hugs, she needs a kick up the arse. And a change of regime off court. What is being done to arrest her slump? Fuck all it appears.

I think your right. Normally I look at her struggling and crying and my reaction would be lots of hugs, because I'm often blinded by her sweetness her :hug: but she can't be a happy-go lucky Miss Sunshine all the time, especially on the court. She needs to toughen up in some ways. Whether she has it in her not, to snap out of this slump or just free fall down the rankings I can't tell.

DefyingGravity
May 28th, 2012, 04:29 PM
Sabine....she needs a psychologist, or she needs her Wimbledon points to come completely off. She only does well when she is a "rising" star. When she "arrives" at whatever, this year the top 20, she falls apart either physically or mentally.

Good for Bethanie, but it's not hard to beat someone who just can't rally and needs confidence. I think her game is fantastic and has huge potential, but she needs to be able to at least rally at a basic level to stand any chance of righting her ship. Look at Ana...look at how she continues to try and find new things to recapture her best form. Look at how it's at least changed her from losing every five seconds to being a consistent player. Sabine, if she really wants to improve, she needs to be looking for how she can solve her own problems. If you aren't trying to improve in the sport, then you're only falling behind.

On the other hand, props to the American women. They have been putting in their dues on various levels of tours and want success, and they're being rewarded this French Open. I can't remember the last time more Americans advanced to the second round of a major. I'm really hoping that, in addition to Serena doing big things, Christina, Sloane or Bethanie, Varvara and Vania doing something nice here. That would really be appropriate and give American women's tennis more hope (and hopefully decent coverage at the next slam).

CillyUltra
May 28th, 2012, 04:55 PM
such a loser :haha::haha::haha:

Why are gays sometimes so annoying... :sobbing:

Beat
May 28th, 2012, 04:55 PM
i feel a bit sorry for lisicki, she's terrible ATM :unsure:

CillyUltra
May 28th, 2012, 04:59 PM
Sabine....she needs a psychologist

The majority of this board is rather in need of a psychologist than Sabine. ;)

Danars
May 28th, 2012, 05:07 PM
Nice win Beth :yeah: She used to be a good clay court player in the past and she needs the 100 points. With a 1st round loss she would fall out of the Top 300 :eek: Glad she made it.

Good chance to reach the 3rd round like last year, she really needs the points, more than Stephans.

John.
May 28th, 2012, 05:14 PM
Sabine :o

matty
May 28th, 2012, 05:20 PM
Great win, Bethanie!

Trickle
May 28th, 2012, 05:40 PM
Beth's ranking is 171. I'm guessing she just made the cut off mark for qualification for MD and her points dropped off after because man, she really needed this win.

tkutsaar
May 28th, 2012, 06:14 PM
Im a fan of Sabine and this loss is certainly most disheartening. What I found most astonishing about this match was the complete lack of confidence she displayed in her demeanor. Sabine is capable of completely eating up a player of the caliber of Bethanie, but to find her unsure of herself was totally puzzling. Sabine, though, has a history of doing well on grass and so hopefully she can turn it around soon with the warm-up tournament and Wimbledon coming up.

JN
May 28th, 2012, 06:17 PM
Nooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Smitten
May 28th, 2012, 07:00 PM
Another hyped German girl that does absolutely nothing yet still is said to be so good.

Can't wait for her to defend:

Birmingham title
Wimbledon SF
Dallas title
Stanford SF

Local flop.

Adrian.
May 28th, 2012, 07:01 PM
Another hyped German girl that does absolutely nothing yet still is said to be so good.

Can't wait for her to defend:

Birmingham title
Wimbledon SF
Dallas title
Stanford SF

Local flop.

sorry, but that made me laugh out loud :haha:

Fantasy Hero
May 28th, 2012, 08:16 PM
:lol: really :lol:

Wintermute
May 28th, 2012, 08:20 PM
Maybe getting back on grass courts will put a smile back on Sabine's face.

Madoka
May 28th, 2012, 08:22 PM
Another hyped German girl that does absolutely nothing yet still is said to be so good.

Can't wait for her to defend:

Birmingham title
Wimbledon SF
Dallas title
Stanford SF

Local flop.

i really like lisicki.

but when she looses, the first thing i do is to go to GM thread and wait for Smittens post, and he never dissapoints me with "local", it really makes me laugh, even if i shouldnt -_-'

Stonerpova
May 28th, 2012, 08:23 PM
Wait, wasn't Sabine supposed to be the white Serena?

http://i46.tinypic.com/4kcg1z.gif

This is the first I'm hearing about this. I've heard she's destined to be the ugly Ivanovic, but not the other one.

AjdeNate!
May 28th, 2012, 08:24 PM
Wait, is BMS's hat like plastic or pleather? It looks very fabricated and not necessarily cloth. :shrug:

Big_Banana
May 28th, 2012, 08:28 PM
Beth!! :inlove:

Tennisstar86
May 28th, 2012, 08:33 PM
whats with all the Sabine haters? lol

tkutsaar
May 28th, 2012, 08:43 PM
whats with all the Sabine haters? lol



I think they are in training in case Sabine does achieve some significant wins and gets to the top 5. It would appear that you have not truly arrived in the WTA until you can attract some fervent haters in this forum.

Charlatan
May 28th, 2012, 08:53 PM
I was playing Virtua Tennis on PS3 and my Sabine Lisicki character I created was winning on that today.

:awww:

Queenpova
May 28th, 2012, 08:54 PM
This is the first I'm hearing about this. I've heard she's destined to be the ugly Ivanovic, but not the other one.

Oh come on, Lisicki isnt ugly by any means :rolleyes:

cn ireland
May 28th, 2012, 09:13 PM
Surprised that Sabine lost this one:sad:

smarties
May 28th, 2012, 09:48 PM
Did she cry???

faboozadoo15
May 28th, 2012, 10:12 PM
Why is Beth the wicked witch of the west, when Sabine (who is far from ugly) has bung eye, a snaggle tooth, and has the Hulk's legs?

Sammo
May 28th, 2012, 10:13 PM
Why is Beth the wicked witch of the west, when Sabine (who is far from ugly) has bung eye, a snaggle tooth, and has the Hulk's legs?

:lol::spit::haha:


I don't know, cause Sabine dresses up normally and doesn't dye her hair violet :lol:

Randy H
May 28th, 2012, 10:19 PM
Great win for Beth, she really needed this :) Always love watching Bethanie play, she has a great attitude out there and really plays to win - Hit some fantastic shots on some clutch points towards the end, well deserved victory :yeah:

young_gunner913
May 28th, 2012, 10:23 PM
:lol::spit::haha:


I don't know, cause Sabine dresses up normally and doesn't dye her hair violet :lol:

Being normal is vastly overrated.

Petkorazzi
May 28th, 2012, 10:26 PM
Another hyped German girl that does absolutely nothing yet still is said to be so good.

Can't wait for her to defend:

Birmingham title
Wimbledon SF
Dallas title
Stanford SF

Local flop.
DEAD @ "DOES NOTHING" FOLLOWED BY THOSE POINTS TO DEFEND. :sobbing::sobbing::sobbing:

ivanban
May 28th, 2012, 11:12 PM
Beth :hi5: Win them all

Belmont Lad
May 28th, 2012, 11:18 PM
:spit:

matthias
May 28th, 2012, 11:22 PM
Did she cry???


is the pope catholic?

Brad[le]y.
May 29th, 2012, 01:58 AM
thank goodness, Beth has 3R points to defend here.

i really like lisicki.

but when she looses, the first thing i do is to go to GM thread and wait for Smittens post, and he never dissapoints me with "local", it really makes me laugh, even if i shouldnt -_-'

:rolls:

flyingmachine
May 29th, 2012, 02:01 AM
No :bigcry:

misty1
May 29th, 2012, 02:02 AM
the hate sabine gets here ius absolutely uncalled for and really..in some way pathetic. She's officially the marin cilic of the womens forums

this has never been a strong part of the season for her, her strongest results have always been from the start of the grass season and on. So before everyone writes her off and anticipates her fall lets take that into consideration.

pav
May 29th, 2012, 02:12 AM
I don't get it, she seems a likeable bugger really:confused:

Charlatan
May 29th, 2012, 02:19 AM
DEAD @ "DOES NOTHING" FOLLOWED BY THOSE POINTS TO DEFEND. :sobbing::sobbing::sobbing:

dead :lol:

jasonwright25
May 29th, 2012, 03:40 AM
the hate sabine gets here ius absolutely uncalled for and really..in some way pathetic. She's officially the marin cilic of the womens forums

this has never been a strong part of the season for her, her strongest results have always been from the start of the grass season and on. So before everyone writes her off and anticipates her fall lets take that into consideration.

Wouldn't be hardly any "hate" if she didn't have an excuse for every loss and cry like a child when she gets beat. I root for her but frankly, she needs to grow up and toughen up.

tennisbum79
May 29th, 2012, 03:43 AM
Good for American women.
Lisicki:sad: Sands wasn't even playing at her full potential

Foxy
May 29th, 2012, 03:55 AM
Alright!! Go USA!!!

Great Win Bethanie. 10 players on to the second round and 2 more to go.

USA! USA! USA!:cheer::cheer::cheer::cheer:

domon17th
May 29th, 2012, 04:21 AM
Happy for Beth that she finally got a much needed confidence-booster win. Don't know what's wrong with Sabine though, really fragile mental there

CillyUltra
May 29th, 2012, 09:20 AM
such a loser :haha::haha::haha:

She didn't seem to be very sad after the match. :wavey:

http://de.eurosport.yahoo.com/video/28052012/73/lisicki-sicherheit-gefehlt.html

Patrick345
May 29th, 2012, 09:42 AM
the hate sabine gets here ius absolutely uncalled for and really..in some way pathetic. She's officially the marin cilic of the womens forums

this has never been a strong part of the season for her, her strongest results have always been from the start of the grass season and on. So before everyone writes her off and anticipates her fall lets take that into consideration.

Take into consideration that she is another Pironkova? :confused:

The biggest tournament she won is Charleston.

Not everybody that suggests she needs to get a professional tennis coach, see a sports psychologist and toughen up in general hates her. Its just getting boring after 7-8 months of no improvement in her game, the same mental breakdowns and excuses over and over again.

Tenis Srbija
May 29th, 2012, 09:49 AM
Beth :yeah:

Tenis Srbija
May 29th, 2012, 09:53 AM
The majority of this board is rather in need of a psychologist than Sabine. ;)

That still doesn't change the fact that she needs one

ElusiveChanteuse
May 29th, 2012, 01:43 PM
Lisucki :tape:

BillFromRichmond
May 30th, 2012, 05:11 AM
Sloane will end Bethanie's one match winning streak tomorrow.

*Jean*
May 30th, 2012, 06:24 AM
Well done, Bethanie. Solid points to get her singles rankings back on track. Her outfit is a mess, the attitude is questionable sometimes, but yeah, well done.

Lisicki has to do something about her game, that was painful to watch. :tape:

Mike81
May 30th, 2012, 10:50 AM
We'll see what the haters have to say when Bine's fitness training starts to kick in and she finds some form again. It's just a matter of time because we know these recent losses aren't the real her and I'm sick of people trashing her personality too. A sweeter tennis player there isn't.