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JustPetko
May 29th, 2012, 06:59 PM
Peak WTA :speakles:

Uranus
May 29th, 2012, 06:59 PM
She's never lost earlier than 3rd round in a slam since she began playing in 1999. It's 111th ranked Razzano who hands her a first early loss, after months playing a lot of ITFs. Was down 1-5 in the 2nd set TB, won a dozen of straight points and went up 5-0* in the decider. Serena and her BFF Eva Asderaki with all those hindrance calls (OMG that was too much :lol:) failed to come back this time, and Virginie desperately tried to choke but it wasn't enough. That was crazy. After match point number 8 (!), an amazing 46 76(5) 63 win.

azinna
May 29th, 2012, 06:59 PM
Inspired stuff from Virginie.

Serena too tight to play well enough to counter.

EDIT: below is one of the truest posts (#348) in what will end up being a long thread...
...Ever since Serena came back after her injuries/illness, she doesn't seem "determined" to win a GS title - she now seems "desperate" to win a GS title. It's like she hears the ticking clock of her career running out and is running out of opportunities to win more slams. I think that's what we saw today. She's human after all. :awww:

Roookie
May 29th, 2012, 06:59 PM
Will Serena stans sit the fuck down now?

This is Serena normal level on REAL clay: serve neutralized, awful footwork exposed.

Virginia won this despite the bad line and hindrance calls against her :bowdown:.

I FUCKING LIVE!!! :haha:

Doully
May 29th, 2012, 06:59 PM
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f337/Gainsy/tumblr_lh4znpp2G31qzjix8.gif

Eigth MP Virginie :sobbing:

GoofyDuck
May 29th, 2012, 06:59 PM
Oficially ruined my week

how can you save 7 MP's

waste fucking 4 BP's

in the same game and still lose it, being named Serena Williams

Specter
May 29th, 2012, 06:59 PM
http://ist1-2.filesor.com/pimpandhost.com/5/7/6/6/57663/1/3/M/J/13MJV/inuayr.jpg

MB.
May 29th, 2012, 07:00 PM
UN BELIEVABLE.

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p26/12con/tumblr_lgp40itHUV1qbxuzm.gif

After I watched Virginie play, I had to cheer for her. That was extraordinary--you could see how much pain she was in, she was crying, Eva was making dumb as **** calls (seriously, let's talk about that for a minute. Hinderance? For shouts that sounded like mice compared to the likes of MLDB, Vika, etc? Bull.)

Serena...you had heart and fight as always, but your game was just not there.

Cosmic Voices
May 29th, 2012, 07:00 PM
I'm in absolute shock at what has just happened :eek:
Virgine you absolute superstar, especially after last year :inlove:

Rena what a meltdown. Favourite please :haha:
Masha please take this quarter!!!

Queenpova
May 29th, 2012, 07:00 PM
Loses To Injured Player


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v492/coconutsodas/anime/2dakgw0.gif

joão.
May 29th, 2012, 07:00 PM
Serena :facepalm: :facepalm:

Virginie :hug: Congrats.

Si_Hi
May 29th, 2012, 07:00 PM
:tape::tape::tape:

doomsday
May 29th, 2012, 07:00 PM
I Need To Die

flareon
May 29th, 2012, 07:00 PM
wow well done razzano well played, serena no words...

Juju Nostalgique
May 29th, 2012, 07:00 PM
Congrats Virge!!! :woohoo:

Sarin :hug:

Cp6uja
May 29th, 2012, 07:00 PM
USEFUL STATS:

Players with perfect Grand Slam 1st round record (played at least 4 slams):

Chris Evert: 56-0
Serena Williams: 46-0
Rafael Nadal: 32-0

Horizon
May 29th, 2012, 07:00 PM
:eek: Virginie!

Serena's record :sobbing:

I was really rooting for Serena for the first time in a while.

dsanders06
May 29th, 2012, 07:00 PM
http://i51.tinypic.com/28bv595.gif

Serena, what happened girl? :lol:

Russianboy
May 29th, 2012, 07:00 PM
omg where is that bitch foxy? :haha:

Daniela-Is-Mine
May 29th, 2012, 07:00 PM
IN b4.
Quite upset.
Cant wait til Sharpie fans get confident she'll win :oh:

Kim's_fan_4ever
May 29th, 2012, 07:00 PM
The best result for a 1R of a Slam ever :hearts: Serena loses to a player who cannot move at all :haha::haha::haha: Bye gurl :wavey: Third set = PURE gold. WTA :worship:
If only Brianti had known how to close out won matches :sad:

Sharakim
May 29th, 2012, 07:00 PM
WOOWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!! :eek::eek:

Amazing from Razzano!

JRena
May 29th, 2012, 07:00 PM
well i'm not watching rg ever again lol

nfl46
May 29th, 2012, 07:00 PM
I said Serena wouldn't win RG.

Good job, Serena!

Super Dave
May 29th, 2012, 07:01 PM
wtaf

http://static.fjcdn.com/comments/What+the+actual+fuck+_1ad481d612cfecd7b1755b2c2931 6166.jpg

Melange
May 29th, 2012, 07:01 PM
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2zorrkstH1qmw43io1_400.gif

Synu
May 29th, 2012, 07:01 PM
:devil::devil::devil::devil::devil::devil::devil:: devil:

Mikey.
May 29th, 2012, 07:01 PM
Oh my god! :hysteric: The drama!

So much life! :crying2:

Henpova
May 29th, 2012, 07:01 PM
SO SO So Happy right NOW!!! Great match!!! YAY!!!

Talula
May 29th, 2012, 07:01 PM
Awful result. Very bad for the Tour and the rest of Roland Garros.

Serena, how could you.

Adrian.
May 29th, 2012, 07:01 PM
http://ist1-2.filesor.com/pimpandhost.com/5/7/6/6/57663/1/3/M/J/13MJV/inuayr.jpg

:happy:

PEAK WTA :happy::bowdown::hearts:

all the drama and hindrance calls :haha:

deliverance.
May 29th, 2012, 07:01 PM
What a match, what a match :eek:

LeRoy.
May 29th, 2012, 07:01 PM
Serena's unblemished 1st round record at GS's is OVER. :sad:

I will not watch WTA tennis ever again. :sobbing:

ys
May 29th, 2012, 07:01 PM
Masha likes it.

SVK
May 29th, 2012, 07:01 PM
I´m not going to sleep tonight I think, I almost died.

Virginie:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:

Joelina
May 29th, 2012, 07:01 PM
i can´t :tape::lol::lol::help:

they knew why they are giving this match on central.

WIN IT ALL MARIA!!!

Jimmie48
May 29th, 2012, 07:01 PM
fzGu-_vG7gk

Stunning fight from Razzano....so well deserved!!

timafi
May 29th, 2012, 07:01 PM
:hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: Ninie

Drimal
May 29th, 2012, 07:01 PM
Viva Virginie! :bowdown: :woohoo:

Went through all kind of emotions in this match. Pheeeew

Six Feet Under
May 29th, 2012, 07:01 PM
Epic, epic, epic match.

Best match since Sveta/Sexa AO 11.

So nice for her to get this win after what has happened to her last year.
I might even say there was a bit of divine intervention.

Serenaluv
May 29th, 2012, 07:01 PM
And now I know why people hate on Virginie, it's just silly how much she faked and tried to hinder the game.

Azderaki needs banning from tennis, she's a disgraceful disgusting twat that has no consistency in her ruling what so ever.

Serena, you did bad, unprepared mess.

lenas warriors
May 29th, 2012, 07:01 PM
Congrats Virginie!

But Serena (almost) won Rome and Madrid which obvously means shes the best player and shouldve won?!?

CameronCopper
May 29th, 2012, 07:01 PM
OMG, Tennis Forum breaking down in 3....2....1....

saul1333
May 29th, 2012, 07:01 PM
Ca-razy

LegionArgentina
May 29th, 2012, 07:01 PM
Serena fighter :hatoff:

Shvedbarilescu
May 29th, 2012, 07:01 PM
I swear that 9th game of the final set was probably the most dramatic in the history of tennis. Yeah that's quite a statement but.....

Justin
May 29th, 2012, 07:01 PM
:scratch: Guess no all-Williams final.

Novichok
May 29th, 2012, 07:01 PM
:sad:

Becool
May 29th, 2012, 07:02 PM
Good Cramps Virginie!

Mistress of Evil
May 29th, 2012, 07:02 PM
Gosh, Serena wants this so bad that it hurts her. :awww: Seeing her crying was kinda heartbreaking. :hug:
Of course, this loss is good for me but gotta feel for Renochka.

Really nice to see Razzano get such a win after all she has been through this last year. :yeah:

égalité
May 29th, 2012, 07:02 PM
i can't handle this. crying. i think i had a heart attack.

MarieC
May 29th, 2012, 07:02 PM
Wow!

sunsets21
May 29th, 2012, 07:02 PM
Oh my god! Unbelievable! Razzano was well impressive!

Serena :hug:. I may not be her biggest fan but losing in the first round...

My hands are actually shaking from watching that last game :lol:

stromatolite
May 29th, 2012, 07:02 PM
Unbefuckinglievable!!!! It looked for all the world like Serena was going to out-Houdini Vika, but all credit to Virginie, she gritted out an incredible win:worship:

disco_rage
May 29th, 2012, 07:02 PM
Oh. My. God. WTF???????????????????????????????????????

Miss Atomic Bomb
May 29th, 2012, 07:02 PM
Still love you Serena, at least you didn't give up :hug:

hablo
May 29th, 2012, 07:02 PM
Happy for Razzano :angel: but what a suprising exit for Serena... though the Frenchie has game! :shrug:

vspak
May 29th, 2012, 07:02 PM
:bowdown: :unsure: :bolt: :bowdown: :unsure: :bolt: :bowdown: :unsure: :bolt:

Sean.
May 29th, 2012, 07:02 PM
Didn't see the match, but I'm very happy for Razanno after everything that's happened with her. :yeah:

:hug: Serena fans. She will be back with a vengeance at Wimbledon.

Certinfy
May 29th, 2012, 07:02 PM
As dramatic as tennis matches get!

Rezzano! :worship: :bounce: :rocker2: :D

lenas warriors
May 29th, 2012, 07:02 PM
razzano obvoiously thought she was playing Cake!

matty
May 29th, 2012, 07:02 PM
Gross, looked like she didn't care--so flat out there.

Go Venus, McHale, Stephens, Mattek-Sands and the rest of the American girls!

CameronCopper
May 29th, 2012, 07:02 PM
I'm in SUCH a high right now.

Libertango
May 29th, 2012, 07:02 PM
WD Virginie! :eek: :bounce:

Serena :hug:

What a shame this will bring out all the pathetic losers cumming in their pants at such a loss.

Just Do It
May 29th, 2012, 07:02 PM
This is disgusting. Watch Razzano getting bagelled in the 2nd round now.
That final shot from Serena looked in :sobbing:

CillyUltra
May 29th, 2012, 07:02 PM
Horrible freak show from Williams, disgusting French mob. New low at RG. :tape:

Johnbert
May 29th, 2012, 07:02 PM
no words for this... :tape:

jameshazza
May 29th, 2012, 07:02 PM
Serena :o

I've never seen her that bad at RG, she's through in some real mental AWOL performances but never on this level.

I suppose Ree fans can take heart out of the fact that Masha will surely fuck this up now.

Safin
May 29th, 2012, 07:02 PM
Virginie :hug:

Incredible effort.

There won't be a better match in the tournament, men or women.

Charlatan
May 29th, 2012, 07:02 PM
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4srvdJVxC1r0bb78o1_250.gif

This match is everything: the drama, the Mp/bp saves/ the collapse/ the crowd/ the hindrance

It's ok serena fans :hug: She won Charleston and Madrid :hug:

serenafan08
May 29th, 2012, 07:02 PM
Serena must feel like she's NEVER going to win Roland Garros again. Things never seem to add up for her there. Oh well...Wimbledon, the Olympics, and the US Open are still on the horizon. Congrats Virginie!

Fantasy Hero
May 29th, 2012, 07:03 PM
:inlove: Razzanonna :inlove:

greatest match of her carreer, totally deserved...what an heartbreaking win :sobbing:

hablo
May 29th, 2012, 07:03 PM
Masha likes it.

I'm sure she does!!! :help:

Halepsova
May 29th, 2012, 07:03 PM
I.Just.Can't. :sobbing:






Well, the good thing is I don't need to get fucking nervous seeing her 1st match at slams anymore. My nightmare already came true. :o

madmax
May 29th, 2012, 07:03 PM
Loses To Injured Player


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v492/coconutsodas/anime/2dakgw0.gif

:haha:
Who was hampered and couldn't serve too...so much fail for "overwhelming" RG favourite.
Virginie saved tennis today in a dramatic and amazing fashion:bowdown:

TheHangover
May 29th, 2012, 07:03 PM
nooooooooooooo i wanted maria to beat serena!!!!!!!
but we gotta be happy for razzano after all the pain she had in her life

doomsday
May 29th, 2012, 07:03 PM
where is foxy

cellophane
May 29th, 2012, 07:03 PM
OK, 1 down , 1 to go... now Sharapova has to lose :lol:

Vikapower
May 29th, 2012, 07:03 PM
First of all congrats to Virginie. :yeah: Her fight, determination, grit are close to none. :yeah: I'm really happy for her and it happened in Roland-Garros. Could not hope for better -- this is really a great story for France. :worship:

TheBoiledEgg
May 29th, 2012, 07:03 PM
So she won Charleston & Madrid :happy: :happy:

MrJovani2293
May 29th, 2012, 07:03 PM
I"m Crying!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amazing Virginie Razzano!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

marineblue
May 29th, 2012, 07:03 PM
I am lost for words. Great job for Razzano:worship::worship::worship:. Although, who knows if she will have any energy to fight through the next match.

Curcubeu
May 29th, 2012, 07:03 PM
Only American to lose in R1?

ViennaCalling
May 29th, 2012, 07:03 PM
So nice for Virginie, after the loss of her husband last year (or was it in 2010?). Inspired tennis. And finally a really dramaful WTA-match again :worship:

Gilas.
May 29th, 2012, 07:03 PM
Please don't fuck this up Maria :sobbing: :sobbing:

mckyle.
May 29th, 2012, 07:03 PM
All streaks come to an end, I guess :( 14 years in the game before she loses in the first round. I still love you, Serena :hug:

MarkNL
May 29th, 2012, 07:03 PM
Match of the year, Peak WTA! :worship:

So delighted for Virginie, She deserved it! :D

Unbelievable, she has to be so proud of herself. :worship:

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

SV_Fan
May 29th, 2012, 07:03 PM
*crickets*

Bobisa
May 29th, 2012, 07:03 PM
wtf :O

Juju Nostalgique
May 29th, 2012, 07:03 PM
No database error?

http://noloveo.com/wp-content/uploads/24ffxhh.gif

Andrew Laeddis
May 29th, 2012, 07:03 PM
So happy right now :bounce:

VeeJJ
May 29th, 2012, 07:03 PM
:lol: surely the Serena stans will plead injury.

CameronCopper
May 29th, 2012, 07:03 PM
There's a blonde russian going CA-RAZY at a hotel room.

Stamp Paid
May 29th, 2012, 07:04 PM
Not even gonna read the responses ITT.
Virginie, you played that match girl. Well done! :yeah:
Lordrena, I know you are devastated. :sad: You got to stop putting all that pressure on yourself. Paris is just not in the cards anymore for you.

Eva Asderaki, I LIVE for you now!!!! :haha::haha::haha:

Patrick345
May 29th, 2012, 07:04 PM
I came back to this at 5-3 40-40 in the 3rd. Sounds like I missed a lot and still saw a lot. :eek:

What an emotional win for Razzano a year after her fiance died. It´s almost like destiny came a year late for her.

Sharapowerr
May 29th, 2012, 07:04 PM
Foxy?

John.
May 29th, 2012, 07:04 PM
Well played Razzano. That last game was EPIC, and one of the reasons why I love this sport.

Great fighting from Serena at the end, but she dug herself into too deep a hole in the 3rd set. Paris seems to bring out the worst in her, and her first 1R loss in slam was almost certainly almost going to come here (though shocked that it was this year).

After what Virginie went through last year, I can't help but be happy for her.

Hopefully Sharapova takes the title now.

ciprianned
May 29th, 2012, 07:04 PM
more than EPIC :)

Adrian.
May 29th, 2012, 07:04 PM
Only American to lose in R1?

Hampton lost as well :oh:

Harju.
May 29th, 2012, 07:04 PM
That last game is the most intense game I've ever watched in my entire life.

OH LAWD

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m11fjvNuli1r0yfj2.gif

Reeree :crying2:

Gilas.
May 29th, 2012, 07:04 PM
where is foxy

Cooking up some convoluted theory on how Razzano was strategically placed in Serena's draw to cause the upset.

Temperenka
May 29th, 2012, 07:04 PM
Wow.

Serena :sobbing:

But honestly, for what Virginie has been through in the last year.... I'm stoked for her.

WTA :worship:

Joe.
May 29th, 2012, 07:04 PM
It really was an AMAZING match to watch. Both players never gave up and I'm so happy for Virginie- she's been through so much and deserved to win this.

:hug:

Mashabator
May 29th, 2012, 07:04 PM
FUCK YES OH MY GOD BEST EVER LOL OMG :cheer: LIFE COMPLETE

Hayato
May 29th, 2012, 07:04 PM
Absolutely legendary match. I am so, so happy right now. Virginie Razzano, what a champion.

SoClose
May 29th, 2012, 07:04 PM
Disgusting performance by Serena.Ill never watch tennis again.Hopefully Razzano lose in the next round .

Rod the Bama
May 29th, 2012, 07:04 PM
I can`t believe what i`ve just seen. :sad: Serena had the match on her racket, but got very tight in the second set tiebreaker. Then after coming back from down 0-5 and saving 7 MPs, she wasn`t able to cash in on her break chances. Every time Serena had a break chance, it seems like she hit it wide. :help: I have to credit Virginie Razzano for playing well in the crucial points. I don`t know what else is there to say other than :facepalm:

debby
May 29th, 2012, 07:04 PM
Epic. Historical.

I am very very happy for Virginie. She totally deserved this win. I was kinda meh at 5-0, but then Serena fought hard, and Vivi put ALL of her heart into this match. And fighting!Serena never giving up. What a great match.

I am so happy for Vivi after what happened to her last year, she should have prevented Serena from winning the Serena Slam. She didn't. She will be the one breaking Serena's neat first round in Slam records.

Thank you ladies ! Showing everyone that ladies tennis is not dead AT ALL.

Madoka
May 29th, 2012, 07:04 PM
serena :hug:

RenaSlam.
May 29th, 2012, 07:04 PM
Very strange loss from Serena. Up a set and 5-1 in the TB. Usually she is clutch.

Razzano played unbelievable tennis though. Credit to her.

I fear Serena will never win RG again :sad:

metamorpha
May 29th, 2012, 07:04 PM
Serena has herself to blame. Playing like a brainless ballbasher on those last break points when it's obvious she's not in the form to do that and Virginie was struggling mightily. :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:

sdtoot
May 29th, 2012, 07:05 PM
So happy for Virginie. Awesome match and Serena was gracious as ever at the end. Now wide open for the RG title.

bandabou
May 29th, 2012, 07:05 PM
Serena totally lost it after she let that ball drop in at 5-2 in the second set tb. wow..didn't see this one coming. Congrats to Virgenie..we all know she's gonna lose to Rus now, but well done..she hung in there.

doomsday
May 29th, 2012, 07:05 PM
I need to die, this is for real :lol::lol::lol::lol:

Talita Kumi
May 29th, 2012, 07:05 PM
:hysteric:

Joelina
May 29th, 2012, 07:05 PM
she won Charleston and Madrid:oh:

zigga
May 29th, 2012, 07:05 PM
That was epic! Virginie:worship:

tennisboi
May 29th, 2012, 07:05 PM
OMFG!!! When I left it it was Serena a set and 5-4 up I think cannot believe she lost this I really thought that this was her tournament to loose. Maria must be on cloud 9!. Cannot wait to see highlights:worship:

Melange
May 29th, 2012, 07:05 PM
http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lkcaiklVFo1qcs3sko1_500.gif

njnetswill
May 29th, 2012, 07:05 PM
Cramping, multiple hindrance calls, tears, break points and match points saved...the end of this match was insane. Not sure I will ever see something like that again.

Bonfire
May 29th, 2012, 07:05 PM
Wow! Big congrats to Razzano for doing something no other player has ever been able to do to Serena:eek:
Could not believe how hard she kept fighting even after the cramps and hindrance calls:worship:

Lirips
May 29th, 2012, 07:05 PM
I have never seen a match looking this fixed before :confused: This was beyond having a bad day of tennis...

Ian Aberdon
May 29th, 2012, 07:05 PM
Fucking hell. :haha:

MercuryZ
May 29th, 2012, 07:06 PM
Only American to lose in R1?
I'm not sure that's accurate but if it is it's ridiculous that nearly the only Americans to be booted in R1 are Andy Roddick and Serena Williams...

Just Do It
May 29th, 2012, 07:06 PM
Yes, the match was epic but it would be even more epic if Serena actually won.

zigga
May 29th, 2012, 07:06 PM
she won Charleston and Madrid:oh:

:haha:

TheKid!
May 29th, 2012, 07:06 PM
I hadn't realized how much I love Serena before this match. I was cheering for her, point by point.
I cannot say that I am not disappointed... This is one of the hardest losses that I have to live with of 2012.
Serena :sad: :hug: Such a fighter :hug:
Congrats Virginie :yeah: After the tragedies of last year, it is good to see she can achieve such a great win.

pokey camp
May 29th, 2012, 07:06 PM
Now THAT was a well earned upset. Just amazing. :worship:

And Serena classy as always at net. :worship:

I actually felt sorry for both Razzano and Serena fans... JFC. I can't imagine sitting through that madness with any emotional investment. Just too epic. :sobbing:

doomsday
May 29th, 2012, 07:06 PM
Serena totally lost it after she let that ball drop in at 5-2 in the second set tb. wow..didn't see this one coming. Congrats to Virgenie..we all know she's gonna lose to Rus now, but well done..she hung in there.

:hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug:

Vincey!
May 29th, 2012, 07:06 PM
Serena was playing like shit! I really thought she would have won this! I'm glad she lost to Razzano and not to some other scrubs or a top player like Rawanska or Azarenka. Would have love to see Maria beat her in QF tho! Razzano deserves that win tho, and I'm happy for her.

I'll repeat this if the troll comes in here cuz he's supposed to not be afraid to show up if his fav loses. I told you Serena was playing too much and was not a sure bet for RG. In your face now :)

Excelscior
May 29th, 2012, 07:06 PM
Will Serena stans sit the fuck down now?

This is Serena normal level on REAL clay: serve neutralized, awful footwork exposed.

Virginia won this despite the bad line and hindrance calls against her :bowdown:.

I FUCKING LIVE!!! :haha:

This.

Serena was never really the favorite, no matter what ESPN or the uninformed wanted to tell us. I already wrote about this. Green and blue are not real clay. And it's obvious Serena has issues playing majors lately, on top of her game/groundies, historical real clay issues. She was a contender, but certainly not "The Clear Favorite".

The Champ will come out of the bottom half of the draw allright, but it'll probably be from 3 other women not named Serena.

When will they learn.

homogenius
May 29th, 2012, 07:06 PM
best.result.ever

starin
May 29th, 2012, 07:06 PM
that 3rd set was a disgrace by Serena. Just complete emotional collapse until 50 30 all and by then it was too late.

Vikapower
May 29th, 2012, 07:06 PM
:rolls: This is the 4th major Mlle Serena Williams was SUPPOSED to win -- according to the "experts" and she flopped. What a clown and all her hypers who just won't open their eyes --

Serena is OVERRATED, OVERHYPED.

First R1 loss in a major too. :rolls: I love it all. :rolls:

TheHangover
May 29th, 2012, 07:06 PM
so after all safina's madrid+rome+rg final wasn't that bad, you don't burst into laugh now serena. no? :bounce::bounce::wavey:

Mistress of Evil
May 29th, 2012, 07:06 PM
Oh, and needless to say the French crowd was disgusting.

Juju Nostalgique
May 29th, 2012, 07:06 PM
Only American to lose in R1?

No, James retired :hug:

Marionated
May 29th, 2012, 07:07 PM
That 3rd set was epic!

So happy for Virginie :worship:

Cosmic Voices
May 29th, 2012, 07:07 PM
WD Virginie! :eek: :bounce:

Serena :hug:

What a shame this will bring out all the pathetic losers cumming in their pants at such a loss.

yeh, so if masha had lost it would've been the same right? :wavey:

Wintermute
May 29th, 2012, 07:07 PM
:eek:

Craziest match I've seen in a very long time. I kinda wanted Serena to come back and win. But you couldn't write this stuff.

Virginie's had a tough time in the last year or so, so huge congratulations to her for pulling off one of the biggest upsets in recent slam history.

zvonarevarulz
May 29th, 2012, 07:07 PM
Contracts to Virginie! She was the LAST player I expected to be Serena's first 1st round defeat (though she should have lost in the 1r at Wimbledon 7 years ago...)

Petronius
May 29th, 2012, 07:07 PM
Incredible!

*Nefertiti*
May 29th, 2012, 07:07 PM
That was really sad

HRHoliviasmith
May 29th, 2012, 07:07 PM
no words. all I can do is shake my head. But whatever, life goes on.

On to the next, Serena. :hug:

dynamoRockstarr
May 29th, 2012, 07:07 PM
Virginie did her thing. Point blank. Congrats for her.

Jimmie48
May 29th, 2012, 07:08 PM
Oh, and needless to say the French crowd was disgusting.

Yeah, shame on them for supporting the local, underdog injured girl that's being screwed by the umpire... how could they? :rolleyes:

Chip.
May 29th, 2012, 07:08 PM
Serena was awful but it was a spectacular match. No single game like that last one has kept me on the edge of my seat like that for some while.

Congratulations must be given where it's due. I'm happy for Virginie, even though I'm no fan of hers; I can relate to her somewhat with the events she has had to deal with in her life recently, and to see such unbridled joy written on her face on this day is very touching. Good luck to her in the next round.

Serena, you get that Olympic Gold gurl and complete your collection. :hug:

Monzanator
May 29th, 2012, 07:08 PM
That was EPIC.

However the whole Asderaki/Serena/hindrance thing is officialy CLOSED now methinks :shrug:

Serena had to basically pull off a Wozniacki like pushing in that last game and Razzano would have crumbled. What was that four or five missed returns alone? :faceplam: That was very unlike Serena. I wonder whether the whole crowd/hindrance issues got to her. Asderaki threw her a lifeline and she blew it in a very clumsy way :o

M.S.F
May 29th, 2012, 07:08 PM
The last game :tape:
Eva :tape:

Serena :sad:
Those break points in the last game were like match points to her!

Congrats Virginie, hopefully she doesn't lose to Rus now!

matty
May 29th, 2012, 07:08 PM
Serena :o

I've never seen her that bad at RG, she's through in some real mental AWOL performances but never on this level.

I suppose Ree fans can take heart out of the fact that Masha will surely fuck this up now.

Reminds me of the year Justine was taking her out in slam quarter finals (2007?)--just looked flat, flat, flat--just no fire in her belly.

vspak
May 29th, 2012, 07:08 PM
Oh, and needless to say the French crowd was disgusting.

The first time I agree with you :yeah:

LegionArgentina
May 29th, 2012, 07:08 PM
she won Charleston and Madrid:oh:

:oh:

bandabou
May 29th, 2012, 07:08 PM
:lol: Only thing I can take from this match...wow nobody plays mp down better than Serena. I mean 7 mp's saved, almost got back on serve.. Virgenie was overdoing the cramps a bit imo, but ok..congrats.

crazillo
May 29th, 2012, 07:08 PM
I love Razzano! Great play and fight.

Also amazing last service game.

Dav.
May 29th, 2012, 07:08 PM
So sad for Serena, but Razzano completely deserved this after her terrible 2011. :yeah:

The drama :spit::sobbing:

HRHoliviasmith
May 29th, 2012, 07:08 PM
Now THAT was a well earned upset. Just amazing. :worship:

And Serena classy as always at net. :worship:

I actually felt sorry for both Razzano and Serena fans... JFC. I can't imagine sitting through that madness with any emotional investment. Just too epic. :sobbing:

:wavey:

tennisrules
May 29th, 2012, 07:09 PM
Serena:sad: Put it behind you and kick ass at Wimbledon.

Virginie:) Great win for her.

Nicolás89
May 29th, 2012, 07:09 PM
Yeah, shame on them for supporting the local, underdog injured girl that's being screwed by the umpire... how could they? :rolleyes:

:unsure:

MB.
May 29th, 2012, 07:09 PM
Whoever had Sesil Karatancheva going further than Serena Williams at Roland Garros...:lol:

Amazing. Truly amazing feat.

Vikapower
May 29th, 2012, 07:09 PM
This.

Serena was never really the favorite, no matter what ESPN or the uninformed wanted to tell us. Green and blue are not real clay. And it's obvious Serena has issues playing majors lately.

The Champ will come out of the bottom half of the draw allright, but it'll probably be from 3 other women not named Serena.

Remember the discussion we had in Petra's sub-forum. :rolls: They all chose Serena and the "real" favorites are still in the tournament. ESPN experts total bunch of clowns. :lol:

pedropt
May 29th, 2012, 07:09 PM
I'm speechless. Wow.

Becool
May 29th, 2012, 07:09 PM
:rolls: This is the 4th major Mlle Serena Williams was SUPPOSED to win -- according to the "experts" and she flopped. What a clown and all her hypers who just won't open their eyes --

Serena is OVERRATED, OVERHYPED.

First R1 loss in a major too. :rolls: I love it all. :rolls:

says an azarenka fan

Maria Croft
May 29th, 2012, 07:09 PM
I can't believe it, there goes the title favorite, and her perfect first round Slam record, all on the same day :eek:

I'm not usually one to gloat (not ever actually)

But a big :oh: to the couple of Serena fans who couldn't wait until she destroyed Maria in the QF's :tape:

Juju Nostalgique
May 29th, 2012, 07:09 PM
I told you bitches that Na Li was going to take the title! :lol:

Laura_VeeFan
May 29th, 2012, 07:10 PM
Serena :sad: At least she kept trying until the very end.

Congrats to Virginie though :yeah:. The French crowd classy as always :o

LadyB
May 29th, 2012, 07:10 PM
No, James retired :hug:

Slayed :lol:

Jimmie48
May 29th, 2012, 07:10 PM
:unsure:

A player who's brave enough to carry on in pain has the right to make noises...period. Playing injured is as much of a advantage as having to listen to the noise, it only levels the playing field.

SVK
May 29th, 2012, 07:10 PM
Oh, and needless to say the French crowd was disgusting.

More disgusting are comments from some pressed Williams´ fans who can´t hide their bitterness...I mean, really disgusting...and then this forum is bitching about lack of class of some players?:haha: I mean...LMAO...this is utterly hilarious..or sad?

njnetswill
May 29th, 2012, 07:10 PM
Wozniacki should be very happy.

mdterp01
May 29th, 2012, 07:11 PM
What can you say? Thats why they play the game!! Congrats to Razzano. Disappointed that Serena lost it mentally and then waited too long to get it back in the third.

Belmont Lad
May 29th, 2012, 07:11 PM
Epic drama. This could not have been scripted better! :lol: :crazy: :eek: :spit:

simonsaystennis
May 29th, 2012, 07:11 PM
Wow, unreal.

Break My Rapture
May 29th, 2012, 07:11 PM
Razzano deserved to win that match so damn much. Reached higher levels of play throughout the match compared to Williams. This is a heartwarming win for her after what happened with her husband/coach this time last year.

This loss must hurt a lot for Serena and her fans...but her fight was still incredibly admirable despite her serve, the shot which she typically falls back on to claw back in matches, not working at all. I'm sure she'll bounce back on the grass.

Eva's 2nd & 3rd hindrance calls were completely OTT, I didn't even hear anything when she called the second one. French crowd are still pigs and as unsportsmanslike as ever, Serena hit one great sliding BH DTL to save MP and they didn't give an inch to even applaud it.

Dan_Doe
May 29th, 2012, 07:11 PM
How many thread had been created? :lol:

Big_Banana
May 29th, 2012, 07:12 PM
unfuckinbelievable. seriously.
what happened???

anyway, take a bow Virginie, take a bow girl.

matty
May 29th, 2012, 07:12 PM
:rolls: This is the 4th major Mlle Serena Williams was SUPPOSED to win -- according to the "experts" and she flopped. What a clown and all her hypers who just won't open their eyes --

Serena is OVERRATED, OVERHYPED.

First R1 loss in a major too. :rolls: I love it all. :rolls:

Shut up, troll--the girl has 13 slams-Vika has 1 and will never come close to Serena's records. I don't mean to be harsh, but when people say completely delusioanl crap like that, what else can one do?

LegionArgentina
May 29th, 2012, 07:12 PM
Wozniacki should be very happy.

Ermmm no.

Ferg
May 29th, 2012, 07:12 PM
i cant

Ferg
May 29th, 2012, 07:12 PM
i cant

Batemant
May 29th, 2012, 07:13 PM
DAMN. Serena. What the hell?!

WD Virginie, a really heartwarming win.

Laura_VeeFan
May 29th, 2012, 07:13 PM
Am I the only one more sad that her R1 record has been broken :unsure:

Jimmie48
May 29th, 2012, 07:13 PM
Shut up, troll--the girl has 13 slams-Vika has 1 and will never come close to Serena's records. I don't mean to be harsh, but when people say completely delusioanl crap like that, what else can one do?

I'm the last person on earth to defend Vikapower but looking at Vika's recent run and her age that's a very bold (or rather stupid) statement you make there.

doomsday
May 29th, 2012, 07:13 PM
This thread is NOT gonna end, i'm here for this :lol:

Libertango
May 29th, 2012, 07:13 PM
It won't take long for this to get VERY ugly.

Keegan
May 29th, 2012, 07:13 PM
I'm incredibly happy for Virginie :D She had such a tough year last year and I finally saw a beautiful and inspired performance. It was an awesome match. The atmosphere, the match points and break points, the long games. I felt well bad for Serena though. I've never seen her so emotional on court before. That being said, Serena is one to come back incredibly strong from this sort of loss. I look forward to seeing her at Wimbledon. But amazing play from Virginie, she fought for it and she won.

matty
May 29th, 2012, 07:13 PM
More disgusting are comments from some pressed Williams´ fans who can´t hide their bitterness...I mean, really disgusting...and then this forum is bitching about lack of class of some players?:haha: I mean...LMAO...this is utterly hilarious..or sad?

They were booing when the umpire was making completely correct calls--not Serena's fault they don't understand the game.

LegionArgentina
May 29th, 2012, 07:13 PM
Razzano deserved to win that match so damn much. Reached higher levels of play throughout the match compared to Williams. This is a heartwarming win for her after what happened with her husband/coach this time last year.

This loss must hurt a lot for Serena and her fans...but her fight was still incredibly admirable despite her serve, the shot which she typically falls back on to claw back in matches, not working at all. I'm sure she'll bounce back on the grass.

Eva's 2nd & 3rd hindrance calls were completely OTT, I didn't even hear anything when she called the second one. French crowd are still pigs and as unsportsmanslike as ever, Serena hit one great sliding BH DTL to save MP and they didn't give an inch to even applaud it.

That shot was unreal :worship:

Balltossovic
May 29th, 2012, 07:13 PM
What the actual fuck:speakles:

Ana made it farther in slam that Serena. It really is 2012:sobbing:

I'm gonna have to download this shit.

cherseles
May 29th, 2012, 07:13 PM
She's never lost earlier than 3rd round in a slam since she began playing in 1999. It's 111th ranked Razzano who hands her a first early loss, after months playing a lot of ITFs. Was down 1-5 in the 2nd set TB, won a dozen of straight points and went up 5-0* in the decider. Serena and her BFF Eva Asderaki with all those hindrance calls (OMG that was too much :lol:) failed to come back this time, and Virginie desperately tried to choke but it wasn't enough. That was crazy. After match point number 8 (!), an amazing 46 76(5) 63 win.
What happened with those two calls from Eva? I did not get it at all. What is BFF?:confused:

Joelina
May 29th, 2012, 07:14 PM
these are the times when you are happy that you are part of this forum community :angel::lol:

bandabou
May 29th, 2012, 07:14 PM
That last game was priceless! So much going on..Serena saves mp with a backhand that just gets an inch of the line.. it wasn't meant to be. Of course the excelsiors and vikapowers are gonna come her and talk crap. What have their own fav won?! A thing.

Viktymise
May 29th, 2012, 07:14 PM
Awful result. Very bad for the Tour and the rest of Roland Garros.

Nah. Shows Serena that if she's planning on half-arsing her schedule she can forget about winning slams anymore.

Anywho, like everybody else, I'm shocked. I haven't seen Razzano play in ages, and I couldn't believe how well she was staying in high-paced rallies with Serena from very start. Some really flashy shotmaking, some decent scrambling throughout, and her relentless pace in the rallies was a revelation to me. A couple of points here and there decided the 1st set, and had they gone her way she could have easily won this in 2.

As for Serena, up until 5-1 in tiebreak, she was playing rock-solid, controlled aggression. Not far off the type of tennis she's been playing in Madrid and Charleston. She was making few needless UEs, rallying well for her usual standards, serving decently, and then she got nervous. Started just whaling on the ball, hoping for a few cheap points to end the match when she getting visibly tighter. Mentally checked out of the match going into the 3rd, and only started playing again when she realised that she was going to get bagelled. She very well could have turned it around if she hadn't missed all those 2nd serve returns in the last game.

This draw had carnage written all over it, and I doubt we've seen the last shock in this 1st week.

Horizon
May 29th, 2012, 07:14 PM
Disgusting performance by Serena.Ill never watch tennis again.Hopefully Razzano lose in the next round .
:haha:

Fucking cheater won. Screaming and crying between the points but running all over the court during the points... fucking bitch. Although I have to say she played amazing, but still.. And I'm not a fan of Serena and she lost but I want to scream: THIS IS SERENA FUCKING WILLIAMS. NO ONE COULDN'T SAVE THOSE MATCH POINTS AND FIGHT TILL THE LAST POINT.

PEAK WTA.
The meltdowns :hysteric: :hysteric: :sobbing: :haha:

homogenius
May 29th, 2012, 07:14 PM
Virginie totally earned it.She had the good gameplan, trying to consistently take time away of Serena and the way she stayed composed despite what happened in the last few games was admirable.
The good thing is that we won't have to read that Serena is the fave for the title anymore.At least until next year... :tape:

Oh and Asderaki needs to be fired.

Kon.
May 29th, 2012, 07:14 PM
This match was epic. Possibly match of the tournament already on day 3. :lol:
Peak Eva, peak drama, peak WTA :bowdown:

I'm actually pretty sad for Serena, I really wanted her to take this.
After the Rome final I didn't expect to watch such a nerve-wracking match so soon.
So much drama. Anyway, amazing win for Razzano. Serena :hug: .

Stamp Paid
May 29th, 2012, 07:14 PM
It won't take long for this to get VERY ugly.Just Maria fans showing their true colors, as always. :lol:

donniedarkofan
May 29th, 2012, 07:14 PM
It's a sad day for tennis. Serena lost, French crowd disgusting as always and most probably overhyped Azarenka will win French Open.:sobbing:.

égalité
May 29th, 2012, 07:14 PM
They were booing when the umpire was making completely correct calls--not Serena's fault they don't understand the game.

Sounds kind of like the U.S. Open crowd last year :oh:

Europe rocks
May 29th, 2012, 07:15 PM
Virginie completing what Emilie Loit almost did in Australia many years ago. Congrats to Virginie, when she's on fire she's a very dangerous, underestimated opponent.

Charleston and Madrid :wavey:

Yonexforever
May 29th, 2012, 07:15 PM
So now im rooting for Wozniacki!

dsanders06
May 29th, 2012, 07:15 PM
Shut up, troll--the girl has 13 slams-Vika has 1 and will never come close to Serena's records. I don't mean to be harsh, but when people say completely delusioanl crap like that, what else can one do?

Always funny when the people who usually attempt the "neutral voice of reason" act are exposed as partisan as anyone else :lol:

MatchpointPRT
May 29th, 2012, 07:15 PM
So happy for Virginie :bounce:
She´s one of those players that always can produce a surprising result here and there and winning this match in those circunstances is amazing.
I was already starting to feel sad for her for not being able to close the match after leading 5-0 and suffering with pain. I was thinking she would end up losing it but somehow she hang in there.
Eva Asderaki was ridiculous and unfair by trying too much to show that she doesn´t have anything against Serena.
If umpires would give point penalties like she did, many matches of some players would be only point penalties...

Sabinator.
May 29th, 2012, 07:16 PM
Your fave could nevah.

What a match :sobbing:

hankqq
May 29th, 2012, 07:16 PM
pathetic choke from Serena :lol: :o she was tight for the whole match, but letting a 5-1 lead in the tiebreak slip away? just awful and she deserved to lose. I'm sure she'll be out for blood during Wimbledon and the Olympics though. :)

dsanders06
May 29th, 2012, 07:16 PM
Just Maria fans showing their true colors, as always. :lol:

You so mad :oh:

hurricanejeanne
May 29th, 2012, 07:16 PM
No database error?

http://noloveo.com/wp-content/uploads/24ffxhh.gif

This. I'm disappointed. Very disappointed.

Uber congrats to Virginie, she's a tough customer to player against.

donellcarey
May 29th, 2012, 07:16 PM
I.Just.Can't. :sobbing:






Well, the good thing is I don't need to get fucking nervous seeing her 1st match at slams anymore. My nightmare already came true. :o

This

olivero
May 29th, 2012, 07:17 PM
OMG :bigcry: this is trully unbelieveable.
I'm so gutted cause I wanted Serena to win the whole thing but at the same time I'm so incredible proud of Virginie. After all she's been through. God. Epic!

mickymouse
May 29th, 2012, 07:17 PM
Razzano is sort of like Pironkova, one of those dangerous floaters perfectly capable of turning in a goat performance when you least expect it. Granted I never thought she could actually get it done, at least not with the cramps and not with the opponent being Serena Williams. Strangely,Serena looked out of it in the 3rd set when I was expecting her to win it 6-0 or 6-1.

LANGAM
May 29th, 2012, 07:17 PM
:sobbing::sobbing::sobbing::crying2::crying2:

Well though sad Serena lost, thoroughly enjoyed that match.

borrowedheaven
May 29th, 2012, 07:17 PM
I enjoyed every single bit of this match. Thrilling stuff.

WTA :sobbing: :bowdown:

Brena
May 29th, 2012, 07:17 PM
Ok, Serena. :weirdo:

olympus28
May 29th, 2012, 07:17 PM
don't be sad serena fans! Sharapova will follow :devil:

leon charles
May 29th, 2012, 07:18 PM
I'm still in shock about the second set tie break. Cannot believe what happened in the last hour and a half or however long it took...

So incredibly happy for Virginie, if only her husband would have been able to see..

This match was history, this was the most exciting and dramatic match I have ever seen.

I will never forget this.

CameronCopper
May 29th, 2012, 07:18 PM
:haha:


The meltdowns :hysteric: :hysteric: :sobbing: :haha:


Came specially for them :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

Shivank17
May 29th, 2012, 07:18 PM
Serena :unsure: :hug: something really seemed wrong with her. :unsure:


Virginie big win! :yeah:

M-K
May 29th, 2012, 07:18 PM
Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo!! :( Serena! And not going to see her gorgeous dress any longer either! :( Boohoo!

Linguae^
May 29th, 2012, 07:18 PM
No comment for this travesty. Judges stole the match from Serena in that tiebreak point, disgusting, as much as the crowd is.

doomsday
May 29th, 2012, 07:18 PM
Just Maria fans showing their true colors, as always. :lol:

What are you talking about, we're here to support Serena.
















I can't believe Sjogrenus went further than her :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

jameshazza
May 29th, 2012, 07:19 PM
It's taken too long for this thread to get ugly, and no database error. This match deserves a peak thread.

KitinovRules
May 29th, 2012, 07:19 PM
That chair tried to ruin the upset....

Kudos to Virginie.....
Serena.... you could not just came from beach and win a GS anymore :)

LANGAM
May 29th, 2012, 07:19 PM
Well done Razzano!! Well played.

Laura_VeeFan
May 29th, 2012, 07:19 PM
Why are Sharapova stans so pressed though? :haha:

Chim
May 29th, 2012, 07:19 PM
I think Sharapova should split half of her price money to Razzano if she happens to win this tournament.

Very impressive win Razzano. Just unbelievable.

Serena has such unlucky draw!!!:wavey:

Joelina
May 29th, 2012, 07:19 PM
Just Maria fans showing their true colors, as always. :lol:

buy a bagel from Maria´s bakery, they are delicious :drool:

Vikapower
May 29th, 2012, 07:19 PM
Shut up, troll--the girl has 13 slams-Vika has 1 and will never come close to Serena's records. I don't mean to be harsh, but when people say completely delusioanl crap like that, what else can one do?

People incessantly repeated that Serena was the overwhelming favorite for RG because she won 2 tournaments that are not even true clay --

Har-Tru and super-fast Grass Madrid ? I mean come on, there's a moment people need to sit the freak down and have perspective. Serena is not a good clay-court player, she's bad, mediocre and suffered the worst defeat of her career on TRUE RED clay.

The Serena hype is really getting old, just move on already. She was a good player but she's 30 and all this is behind her back. Just relax and enjoy the real top player dominating the tour and stop trying to desperately make Serena happen, she's not happening. Yikes !

Shinjiro
May 29th, 2012, 07:19 PM
What a match!!! :worship:

bavaria86
May 29th, 2012, 07:19 PM
Virginie:woohoo::hearts::woohoo:

Excelscior
May 29th, 2012, 07:19 PM
Remember the discussion we had in Petra's sub-forum. :rolls: They all chose Serena and the "real" favorites are still in the tournament. ESPN experts total bunch of clowns. :lol:

Absolutely I remember that discussion. And I'm not shocked at all by the loss. Serena has been verrrrry iffy in Majors lately, and I'm still suspect of her ground game, real clay bonafides, emotional management issues, and the quality of her game and health lately.

They even tried to throw Serena the match/numerous bones, with all the silly hindrance calls by the Umpire.

Hopefully, she'll pick herself up and be better the rest of the year? I don't have nothing against her, I think they just hype Rena too much lately, when it's clear to see she can't generate consistency through out a full season or at a major. When will they learn?

Better luck in Wimbledon (where I'm sure she'll be the favorite/co-favorite again). Nonetheless, it would be a better pick there, then here at RG. :lol: :) :lol: SMH.

Serenita
May 29th, 2012, 07:19 PM
Well that sucked, rest up Serena.

M.S.F
May 29th, 2012, 07:20 PM
Am I the only one more sad that her R1 record has been broken :unsure:

You are not the only one for sure :sad:

awsk8er
May 29th, 2012, 07:20 PM
congrats Virgine, poor Serena :(

chirag
May 29th, 2012, 07:20 PM
GOAT performance

Chip.
May 29th, 2012, 07:20 PM
That little greek shit at the chair tried to ruin the upset....

Kudos to Virginie.....
Serena.... you could not just came from beach and win a GS anymore :)

:rolls: A bit harsh?

LoveFifteen
May 29th, 2012, 07:20 PM
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4h9ka56KY1rwcc6bo1_400.gif

Coconut91
May 29th, 2012, 07:20 PM
:speakles:

What do the tennis experts who expected her to cruise through the field have to say now? :lol: We should know by now that this surface doesn't suit Serena, and makes her vulnerable. Still, it is always shocking seeing her lose at a GS, especially in the first round (!) against a girl ranked outside the top100. :eek:

Happy for Virginie though, she must be ecstatic. :D

Maria must be ecstatic too :lol: She has the "favorite" tag all over her forehead now.

ClijstersGOAT
May 29th, 2012, 07:20 PM
Simon Reed has done it again.

Serenita
May 29th, 2012, 07:20 PM
the usual suspects in here. :D

Ellery
May 29th, 2012, 07:21 PM
OMFG Virginie :sobbing: So proud of you. Bravo Virginie!!! :hearts:

égalité
May 29th, 2012, 07:21 PM
No comment for this travesty. Judges stole the match from Serena in that tiebreak point, disgusting, as much as the crowd is.

The fuck are you talking about? Serena stopped play because she thought the ball was out, and it wasn't. :weirdo:

TuxedoSlam
May 29th, 2012, 07:21 PM
I can't believe what I just saw: Serena in tears, Asderaki's hindrance calls, the crowd, the drama, Virginie's comeback in the TB, Serena's comeback in the third, the fighting... just wow. Most dramatic match in a long while. Thank you girls.

Trickle
May 29th, 2012, 07:21 PM
Am I the only one more sad that her R1 record has been broken :unsure:

This.

An upset is an upset... but a record that's existed since the start of her GS career? True tragedy. :sad: I don't want to even use a crying gif... the situation is just too sad.

rnwerner
May 29th, 2012, 07:21 PM
Full of drama, sensational match: Very very exciting.
Best match of this tournament so far. In terms of drama, best match of the whole year (men and women, even better than Stan-Seppi in Rome).

The hindrance calls
The tie break (5-1 for Serena)
The cramp of Razzano
8 matchpoints
3h 3 min.

Quality was up and down. Williams was ok in parts of 2nd set, in 3rd set really poor. Tactically enourmously bad. Razzano played very aggressive throughout the match. Serena was not able to keep to ball in play and let Razzano run. (a bit like Sanchez said, today in 3rd set it was really like that.)

Razzano's comments in before.
She is outside Top 100 and not in good shape.

Totally unpredictable, sensational day.

Although I'm not a fan of either of those players, I really think that (for the women's tennis and for the tournament) it would have been better when Serena could have come back and won this match in 3.
Razzano will lose to Rus or finally against Görges/Watson.
I can't see her in R4 again (like several years before.)

Williams was the favourite No.1 - although it is on red clay - she played very good in Madrid and Rome. Although her foot work was not perfect in all clay tournaments she was still by far the best player.
Nobody can say that they predicted an early exit for her.

But IMO the Williams always have the most problems in early rounds.
I remember Venus had problems in Wimbledon against British players and I remember Serena had problems against Zakopalova in FO before (in R1 or R2.)

Razzano played with lots of heart, she showed aggressive tennis but we have to say that she choked the 1st set away with 1 double fault.
After that, noone thought that she will come back.
Although she beat S.Williams today I'm not sure if she would have won against a decent clay courter like Medina or Begu today.
She really profited from the great atmosphere.

In my opinion, Asderaki did a fantastic job.
The hindrance calls were correct because there were at least two screams without a point for the opponent. And then, in 3rd set, it was enough and Asderaki had to take her points away.
There was only one hindrance point (in early 3rd set) I haven't understood.

Becool
May 29th, 2012, 07:22 PM
People incessantly repeated that Serena was the overwhelming favorite for RG because she won 2 tournaments that are not even true clay --

Har-Tru and super-fast Grass Madrid ? I mean come on, there's a moment people need to sit the freak down and have perspective. Serena is not a good clay-court player, she's bad, mediocre and suffered the worst defeat of her career on TRUE RED clay.

The Serena hype is really getting old, just move on already. She was a good player but she's 30 and all this is behind her back. Just relax and enjoy the real top player dominating the tour and stop trying to desperately make Serena happen, she's not happening. Yikes !

I'm sorry but you seem to be forgetting about this :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fg_rA4gomoc

Stamp Paid
May 29th, 2012, 07:22 PM
It's taken too long for this thread to get ugly, and no database error. This match deserves a peak thread.
Because, this was a devastating loss, yet not one of you are clever enough to really rile any of us up. This thread probably won't even be closed. :lol:

Matt01
May 29th, 2012, 07:22 PM
Partytime :aparty:

France has a new heroine :hearts: :bowdown:


omg where is that bitch foxy? :haha:


Yeah, where is that clown? :)

donniedarkofan
May 29th, 2012, 07:22 PM
People incessantly repeated that Serena was the overwhelming favorite for RG because she won 2 tournaments that are not even true clay --

Har-Tru and super-fast Grass Madrid ? I mean come on, there's a moment people need to sit the freak down and have perspective. Serena is not a good clay-court player, she's bad, mediocre and suffered the worst defeat of her career on TRUE RED clay.

The Serena hype is really getting old, just move on already. She was a good player but she's 30 and all this is behind her back. Just relax and enjoy the real top player dominating the tour and stop trying to desperately make Serena happen, she's not happening. Yikes !

You know, we have a little pact that no one gets in an argument with you, but I just can't...You're the one who should be moving on. Get lost.

peterlein
May 29th, 2012, 07:22 PM
AMAZING STUFF, what an impressive last game!!!
I guess serena would have won the match if she had converted one of her bp's to *4-5 in that last set

Nina.
May 29th, 2012, 07:22 PM
Still don't believe that happened... :shrug: Serena :hug:

Hurley
May 29th, 2012, 07:23 PM
I've loved La Razz for so long :hearts: :inlove: I'm so proud of her today, and I'm sure she was able to keep fighting because of her fiance :sad:

Serena...you were supposed to eliminate Wozniacki :facepalm:

First 1R loss in a Slam EVARRRR :speakles: