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SAISAI-GOAT
May 28th, 2012, 02:45 PM
I can only imagine the US commentators are having a field day with this :hysteric:

King d Voskoboeva 64 62
Mattek-Sands d [12] Lisicki 64 63
Falconi d Gallovits-Hall 36 63 61
V Williams d Ormaechea 46 61 63
[WC] Oudin d Larsson 63 63
[Q] Glatch d Tatishvili 63 57 64
McHale d [Q] Bertens 26 64 64
[Q] Davis d [30] Barthel 61 61
Stephens d Makarova 64 76
Lepchenko d Pervak 62 67 64

To Come - [5] S Williams v Razzano, Hampton v Rus

TeamUla
May 28th, 2012, 02:49 PM
also Lepchenko vs Pervak

LoLex
May 28th, 2012, 03:00 PM
Watch them all losing in the 2nd round.

Inger67
May 28th, 2012, 03:02 PM
Watch them all losing in the 2nd round.

I do think most of them will lose in 2R, besides the bigger names :oh:

I do think this is a little Fluke that we're 8-0 ATM but I don't think american womens tennis is in such a bad state than it was two or so years ago. American girls are stepping up.

Morning Morgan
May 28th, 2012, 03:03 PM
Na Mug, next time you feel a urge to place your fingers near the keyboard, just don't.

CrossCourt~Rally
May 28th, 2012, 03:06 PM
Watch them all losing in the 2nd round.


That's impossible as 2 of the 2nd rd matches are between Americans :lol:

jrm
May 28th, 2012, 03:06 PM
Davis a big shocker, Stephens is big suprise, non-form Falconi beating clay-courter

faboozadoo15
May 28th, 2012, 03:08 PM
You just wish China could blast everybody like that. Yes, ESPN2 commentators were all over it. Duh.

young_gunner913
May 28th, 2012, 03:10 PM
It's a bit hilarious this is happening at RG. :haha: It's definitely flukeish but atm, we'll take it. :cool:

disco_rage
May 28th, 2012, 03:14 PM
I think Lepchenko is going to spoil it, just lost second set to Pervak after having a few matchpoints.

flareon
May 28th, 2012, 03:16 PM
Nice jinx namug!

MakarovaFan
May 28th, 2012, 03:18 PM
It's a bit hilarious this is happening at RG. :haha: It's definitely flukeish but atm, we'll take it. :cool:

Not really, it started at last year's USO where something like 9 won first RDS(Serena,Vee,McHale,Stephens,Coco,Keys,Falconi,K ing) and about 5 made it through to the 3rd.....and that had been the most on both accounts since like the 2007 AO!!

CrossCourt~Rally
May 28th, 2012, 03:24 PM
I think Lepchenko is going to spoil it, just lost second set to Pervak after having a few matchpoints.

She was up 6/2 4/0 and 6-4 in the TB :sad:

Oh well, she's still fighting in the 3rd. But it's nerve racking as *bleep* since I can't even watch the match :p

simonsaystennis
May 28th, 2012, 03:25 PM
A bit of a fluke that this is happening at RG, but not a fluke in terms of this happening overall. USA tennis has been on the rise for a long time coming. If you notice, many of those girls who won are young. Christina, Lauren, Sloane, Melanie, Irina, and Alexa are all 22 and under. If you look at junior results, the Americans have been one of the top junior producing countries the past few years. This trend is continuing as our '94-'96 girls are proving they are top notch also AND that they can play on clay. Grace Min, Jessica Pegula, Allie Kiick, Madison Keys, Sachia Vickery, Victoria Duval, and of course junior number 1 Taylor Townsend are all names to watch out for. The '91-'93 generation is just paving the way.

CrossCourt~Rally
May 28th, 2012, 03:25 PM
It's a bit hilarious this is happening at RG. :haha: It's definitely flukeish but atm, we'll take it. :cool:

I'm not going to get too cocky and jinx us at Wimby :angel:

simonsaystennis
May 28th, 2012, 03:26 PM
Also, we are guaranteed the winner of Christina vs. Lauren ; Sloane vs. Bethanie in the 3rd round :p

sweetadri06
May 28th, 2012, 03:30 PM
It hasn't been that bad, there are solid girls in the top 100. Christina in the top 30. Of course there aren't any major stars being produced like Serena or Venus yet. But I think it will come with time.

simonsaystennis
May 28th, 2012, 03:32 PM
It hasn't been that bad, there are solid girls in the top 100. Christina in the top 30. Of course there aren't any major stars being produced like Serena or Venus yet. But I think it will come with time.

Agreed.

NyCPsU
May 28th, 2012, 03:34 PM
You forgot Sharapova in still to come. :oh:

CrossCourt~Rally
May 28th, 2012, 03:38 PM
You forgot Sharapova in still to come. :oh:

:haha:

Shvedbarilescu
May 28th, 2012, 03:40 PM
There is no one on the horizon who is going to replace Serena's and Venus's place in American tennis when they retire. The last few years America women's tennis has been about the Williams sisters and quite literally no one else.

That does look like it going to change. The depth is the women's game in the US has definately taken a big turn for the better. I remember a couple of years ago when there where only like 4 Americans in the top 100. That number is going up and with a number of young up and coming players it looks like the number of U.S. players in the top 100 in likely to rise for a few years. I honestly wouldn't be surprised to see 12 to 15 Americans in the top 100 in two or three years.

That said, there doesn't at present look like there is any one stand up player who is positively destined for the top 10. So while the future of American tennis post-Williams sisters does look better now than it did a couple of years ago it does look like it is going to be a very different future than most Americans have been used to. No big superstars going in as the favourites to win every tournament they enter. But instead more players ranked in the 30s, 50s and 70s than this big country has been used to for some time. The days when one could frequently look at European WTA draw and not see a single American in sight look like they are pretty much at an end. That's got to be a good thing.

I wouldn't say the future of American tennis is one of domination and Grand Slam wins. But it is one of more US players in most draws, both outside of the US and inside as well. So it's mixed picture. But things certainly don't look like they are going to be as bleak as they did 2 or 3 years ago.

LoLex
May 28th, 2012, 03:43 PM
That's impossible as 2 of the 2nd rd matches are between Americans :lol:

Oh, good for them, then :) Two girls will be lucky. Somehow I don't see McHale doing that well on clay and get past 3rd round.

GO李娜
May 28th, 2012, 03:49 PM
Yes to some extent, some of them can be top.20 ,Mattek Sands,Hampton.
But I don't see any of them can top Venus or Serena

new-york
May 28th, 2012, 04:00 PM
I can only imagine the US commentators are having a field day with this :hysteric:

[Q] Davis d [30] Barthel 61 61



:speakles:

Slampova
May 28th, 2012, 04:06 PM
Can Lepchenko please just hurry up and win :^) She's had like 1000 matchpoints and hasn't managed to take any of them :rolls:

TeamUla
May 28th, 2012, 04:10 PM
She won.
Hampton and Serena left to win their 1st round. :oh:

faboozadoo15
May 28th, 2012, 04:18 PM
:banana:

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
May 28th, 2012, 04:28 PM
When was the last time we had 10 players in the second round of Roland Garros (and potentially up to 12)?

Wow?!?! :eek:

dragonflies
May 28th, 2012, 04:31 PM
Go team USA :bounce::bounce::bounce:

SAISAI-GOAT
May 28th, 2012, 04:42 PM
10-0 :spit:

AnomyBC
May 28th, 2012, 04:45 PM
It would be really hilarious if Serena loses now :lol:

BillFromRichmond
May 28th, 2012, 05:01 PM
I can only imagine the US commentators are having a field day with this :hysteric:

King d Voskoboeva 64 62
Mattek-Sands d [12] Lisicki 64 63
Falconi d Gallovits-Hall 36 63 61
V Williams d Ormaechea 46 61 63
[WC] Oudin d Larsson 63 63
[Q] Glatch d Tatishvili 63 57 64
McHale d [Q] Bertens 26 64 64
[Q] Davis d [30] Barthel 61 61
Stephens d Makarova 64 76
Lepchenko d Pervak 62 67 64

To Come - [5] S Williams v Razzano, Hampton v Rus

Its been a great couple of days, but it is a fluke. Only King, the Williams sisters, McHale and Lepchenko have been winning matches this year.

The Williams sisters excluded and the four playing each other, all face seeds in the next round and other than possibly Lepchenko facing a basket case in Jankovic, all should be gone after round two.

Annie.
May 28th, 2012, 05:07 PM
Kicking ass & taking names is our national pastime.

FUCK YEAH AMERICA!!!! :rocker2:

Pureracket
May 28th, 2012, 05:10 PM
Ahh...real nice to be talking about American tennis resurgence when there have been legions of posters on this board whose very existence is to come here and root against America's top two players.

CrossCourt~Rally
May 28th, 2012, 08:27 PM
Its been a great couple of days, but it is a fluke. Only King, the Williams sisters, McHale and Lepchenko have been winning matches this year.

The Williams sisters excluded and the four playing each other, all face seeds in the next round and other than possibly Lepchenko facing a basket case in Jankovic, all should be gone after round two.

Not true as many of the americans have been injured or inexperienced upcoming juniors. Plus, Sloane and Varva have been winning lots of matches over the last few weeks. You may want to check up on the recent wta tour results.

Lets just wait, see and hope the solid play continues into the grass season where our girls are really expected to make some noise :bounce:

But for now...let's gooo Rena and Jamie on Tuesday :bounce:

Charlatan
May 28th, 2012, 08:34 PM
Na Mug, next time you feel a urge to place your fingers near the keyboard, use a hammer to knock yourself unconscious.

:crying2: so mean

aguy9797
May 28th, 2012, 08:48 PM
it is both actually. It was a function of a lucky draw, but also it means there is a bunch a young, ambitious players who can hopefully become a fixture in Top 40-70.

Future champions among this Brady Bunch? I am afraid not, not even Marsha McHale ;)

Shvedbarilescu
May 28th, 2012, 08:59 PM
When was the last time we had 10 players in the second round of Roland Garros (and potentially up to 12)?

Wow?!?! :eek:

Forget RG. When was the last time the US had 10 women in the 2nd round of ANY Grand Slam. I bet it has been quite a few years and I'd love it if some one can answer but this question and VSFan1's question as well. :)

Harju.
May 28th, 2012, 09:08 PM
Forget RG. When was the last time the US had 10 women in the 2nd round of ANY Grand Slam. I bet it has been quite a few years and I'd love it if some one can answer but this question and VSFan1's question as well. :)
2003 RG

Corina Morariu, Lindsay Davenport, Venus Williams, Marissa Gould, Jennifer Capriati, Chanda Rubin, Laura Granville, Lisa Raymond, Ashley Harkleroad, Meghann Shaughnessy, Serena Williams.

However, there were 20 Americans in the draw, and out of the 11 players that won, 8 of them were seeded. Those were the golden years for American tennis.

Harju.
May 28th, 2012, 09:14 PM
And those were the days when there were only 16 seeds ;):bounce:
2003 RG had 32 seeds already.

But 5 (Williams Sisters, Davenport, Capriati, Rubin) of the top 8 seeds were Americans. :lol:

CrossCourt~Rally
May 28th, 2012, 09:39 PM
2003 RG had 32 seeds already.

But 5 (Williams Sisters, Davenport, Capriati, Rubin) of the top 8 seeds were Americans. :lol:

Yeah, I quickly looked it up on Wiki after I posted. I was thinking ( after my original post of course :p ) that it was a close call from when they made the switch from 16 - 32 seeds :p

WowWow
May 28th, 2012, 10:39 PM
You forgot Sharapova in still to come. :oh:

:lol::lol::lol:

duhcity
May 28th, 2012, 11:22 PM
Ahh...real nice to be talking about American tennis resurgence when there have been legions of posters on this board whose very existence is to come here and root against America's top two players.

Christina doesn't have any real haters does she.

Pureracket
May 28th, 2012, 11:38 PM
Christina doesn't have any real haters does she.
Has she been one of the top two American players in the last decade and half? If you think I'm referring to Christina, then the post wasn't meant for you.:)

miffedmax
May 28th, 2012, 11:43 PM
Hey! King, Glatch and BMS are IN the LOB. :mad:

faboozadoo15
May 28th, 2012, 11:43 PM
Has she been one of the top two American players in the last decade and half? If you think I'm referring to Christina, then the post wasn't meant for you.:)

:help: Even that statement flawed. Are you forgetting Davenport and Capriati?

Neither Venus, nor Serena have been one of the top 2 American for anywhere near 15 years, much less both of them.

AnomyBC
May 30th, 2012, 02:00 AM
It would be really hilarious if Serena loses now :lol:

Called it :eek:

SAISAI-GOAT
May 30th, 2012, 02:04 AM
Serena ruined the rebirth :hug:

GO李娜
May 30th, 2012, 02:13 AM
Serena how dare you

BillFromRichmond
May 30th, 2012, 04:01 AM
It would be really hilarious if Serena loses now :lol:

Called it :eek:

That was hilarious.:worship:

Wiggly
May 30th, 2012, 04:24 AM
Quality over quantity. Doesn't mean anything if nobody makes it to the second week.

Melange
Jun 5th, 2012, 01:21 AM
All out by the fourth round