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Lin Lin
May 30th, 2012, 08:00 AM
It is for me:help:

pav
May 30th, 2012, 08:04 AM
Not good for me but I would think for entirely different reasons.

bobito
May 30th, 2012, 08:04 AM
How can you possibly say that without a 2nd round match having been played yet? And We've just had possibly the most exciting first round match in years. Nope, I'm enjoying it so far.

denny5576
May 30th, 2012, 08:06 AM
How can you possibly say that without a 2nd round match having been played yet? And We've just had possibly the most exciting first round match in years.

This

Caipirinha Guy
May 30th, 2012, 08:08 AM
Serena losing in 1st round = worst French Open ever :help: ??? Get over it!

Smith Saybrook
May 30th, 2012, 08:08 AM
Dramatic much? haha

kiriosh.
May 30th, 2012, 08:36 AM
LOL, you overreacted. Serena lose isn't the end of the world :rolleyes:

Talula
May 30th, 2012, 08:38 AM
No.

In fact for me it's the most exciting in years.

There are some real top players who have a great chance of winning and there have been some great exciting moments already with more to come!

Shvedbarilescu
May 30th, 2012, 08:40 AM
How can you possibly say that without a 2nd round match having been played yet? And We've just had possibly the most exciting first round match in years. Nope, I'm enjoying it so far.

Same here.

ArturoAce.
May 30th, 2012, 08:40 AM
I'm loving it. :rocker2:

dexter87
May 30th, 2012, 08:46 AM
Awesome so far. Made even funnier by a lot of Serena fans already thinking the trophy was hers when Azarenka was a set and 4-0 down.

cautiouslip
May 30th, 2012, 09:02 AM
pffff the serena loss is a huge surprise but come on, we've only seen the first round

SELVEN
May 30th, 2012, 09:08 AM
nope,2009 RG for me.

Queenpova
May 30th, 2012, 09:13 AM
It's R1 still :facepalm:

pathetic thread

debby
May 30th, 2012, 09:30 AM
2008-2009-2011-2012- next years

:dance:

Johnbert
May 30th, 2012, 09:32 AM
this tournament just started, so how can it be the worst french open ever?! :confused:

ivanban
May 30th, 2012, 09:37 AM
:haha: @ the OP and poll result :haha:

C. Drone
May 30th, 2012, 09:40 AM
if you mean their twitter is a shit stirrer and their website & livescore is a pile of guano, then YES.

not to mention that high tech science, called lights.

Tenis Srbija
May 30th, 2012, 09:40 AM
:happy: :happy: :happy:
How many suicides were there after Serena's loss? :facepalm:

Cp6uja
May 30th, 2012, 09:45 AM
How on Earth thread like this can be created right after 1st round of some slam???

longtin23
May 30th, 2012, 09:48 AM
Nope, should be the best clay tournamnet this year, with all those BBBs, those who cannot slice or move on clay courts with balls with no spin is bumbed out in the first round, those clap speciallist should particularly doing great here... It huts remins us that it is a grand slam playing on clay court...

adner
May 30th, 2012, 09:52 AM
The first round was kind of disappointing. Shrieking Demon managed to survive being down and Queen choked a lead and lost. It's sad that Serena is no longer a grand slam player she used to be.

flareon
May 30th, 2012, 09:54 AM
its been good match of the year with razzano v serena, I now hope for more of the same, some good youngsters coming through as well with Dinah, and USA tennis being saved with everyone bar a few winning...

King Halep
May 30th, 2012, 09:55 AM
How can you possibly say that without a 2nd round match having been played yet? And We've just had possibly the most exciting first round match in years. Nope, I'm enjoying it so far.

Good Open = top seeds all cakewalk to QF

Tenis Srbija
May 30th, 2012, 09:56 AM
The first round was kind of disappointing. Shrieking Demon managed to survive being down and Queen choked a lead and lost. It's sad that Serena is no longer a grand slam player she used to be.

Well, she won Charleston and Madrid :oh:

Lin Lin
May 30th, 2012, 10:09 AM
A bad rep about this is just:rolleyes:

Kworb
May 30th, 2012, 10:12 AM
Hard to say. Na could still win it.

But if Azarenka/Kvitova wins it then yes worst RG ever.

Morning Morgan
May 30th, 2012, 10:44 AM
Is this the worst Lin Lin poll ever? Yes.

goldenlox
May 30th, 2012, 12:06 PM
I thought the Serena match was one of the best matches I've ever seen.
At 3-5, not only did Razzano have 8 match points, Serena had break points to get back on serve, and would have been a huge favorite if she got the break & held for 5-5.
Vika was one point from being down a set & 5-0. She was almost gone also.

That last 3-5 Serena-Razzano game was the most tense, very long game I can ever remember. It might have decided who wins the tournament.

So I think its a good start, and I expect a good Aga-Venus match. Then there are a lot of good matches coming, especially Wozniacki playing Georges, Sharapova.
Great matches should be coming

Let.them.talk
May 30th, 2012, 12:12 PM
Only 4 days...

Matt01
May 30th, 2012, 12:18 PM
I'm loving it so far. Practically all my faves on the men's and on the woman's side are doing well and are still in the draw :lick:

StoneRose
May 30th, 2012, 12:47 PM
Don't know yet but sofar my favs are still in if not exactly cruising :). Even Nastya's still with us :yeah:.

goldenlox
May 30th, 2012, 01:02 PM
Until the next young stars break thru, this is probably what its going to look like at majors.
You're going to have the Vika-Petra-Caro-Aga group, Sharapova, Stosur. Maybe Kerber will join in. They're going to be the core group at majors as Serena gets older.

We're all waiting to see if a young star comes along

Utautai
May 30th, 2012, 01:15 PM
A bad rep about this is just:rolleyes:

Lin Lin Panda, your thread about this is just :rolleyes:

Vikapower
May 30th, 2012, 01:43 PM
A bad rep about this is just:rolleyes:

Just watch the draw, the top 4 best players in the world who has dominated 2012's season so far are still in the tournament and your thread just makes no sense whatsoever.

Langers
May 30th, 2012, 01:44 PM
Serena's out, so it's already shaping up as one of the best. :)

vozas
May 30th, 2012, 01:52 PM
It's a shame Serena bombed out so early but other than that it's just fine. Lots of potential match-ups coming up, and the second week should be killer if Maria, Victoria, Sam, Ivanovic and Kerber all advance.

mac47
May 30th, 2012, 01:54 PM
Hard to say. Na could still win it.

But if Azarenka/Kvitova wins it then yes worst RG ever.

I'll love it if Kvitty wins it, getting revenge on Pova in the process and dominating Vika in the final. Would be so sweet.

And watching you go another week without adding to your moronic .sig would be the icing on the cake.

Brena
May 30th, 2012, 01:56 PM
No. The 2008 one was, naturally.

Marlene
May 30th, 2012, 01:59 PM
Oh yes, totally. As of yesterday, I've always thought Frogeater Open has always sucked. Except in 2002, or course.

I may revise my opinion after Aga vs Venus later today.

Sammo
May 30th, 2012, 02:21 PM
WTF no :lol:

John.
May 30th, 2012, 02:27 PM
:weirdo: Premature poll is premature

nfl46
May 30th, 2012, 02:42 PM
Seriously, OP? If you are going to say that, at least wait until week 2. 1st round matches are usually boring and easy win for top players...no competition. Just wait until week 2.

Stonerpova
May 30th, 2012, 02:42 PM
Is this the worst thread ever?

I vote yes.

flareon
May 30th, 2012, 03:17 PM
Its just been made even better because Marion Bartoli is using Hairspray on court :spit:

debby
May 30th, 2012, 03:18 PM
Its just been made even better because Marion Bartoli is using Hairspray on court :spit:

I just missed it ! Damn it ! and her match is on my TV

StoneRose
May 30th, 2012, 03:25 PM
I'll love it if Kvitty wins it, getting revenge on Pova in the process and dominating Vika in the final. Would be so sweet.
Horror scenario :eek:, glad i didn't vote yet :).

n1_and_uh_noone
May 30th, 2012, 04:04 PM
If the tournament were to end right now, it would still be trivially better than many Slams in the recent past.

Lin Lin
May 31st, 2012, 02:04 AM
I watched too late last night,and Venus lost again:awww:

Doully
May 31st, 2012, 02:24 AM
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f337/Gainsy/tumblr_lwg5ueU1XR1qzjix8.gif

The Dawntreader
May 31st, 2012, 02:31 AM
The French Opens are always awful. I remember RG '09 having a great first week, before collapsing into a huge puddle of shit as per in the second week. The only thing that gives RG any shred of fascination, is the fact that any top player can win it.

DefyingGravity
May 31st, 2012, 02:35 AM
No, because I got introduced to some players I hadn't ever heard of before (I think I've gained a new fave in Petra Martic, even if she were to flame out the rest of the year. Her game is gorgeous), Azarenka struggled, and Serena's loss has brought a new scope of attention on the women's draw at the French (even though I HATE the fact she lost). Sloane Stephens is also a very pleasant surprise and she could even make the 4R here!

Maria's still in, Ana's still in, Petra is still in, so those in my faves are still present in the tournament. You've still got Victoria, Radwanska, Stosur, Li all in as well for the stars. This is good for building tennis after the Williams sisters and Clijsters.

Stonerpova
May 31st, 2012, 02:45 AM
No, because I got introduced to some players I hadn't ever heard of before (I think I've gained a new fave in Petra Martic, even if she were to flame out the rest of the year. Her game is gorgeous), Azarenka struggled, and Serena's loss has brought a new scope of attention on the women's draw at the French (even though I HATE the fact she lost). Sloane Stephens is also a very pleasant surprise and she could even make the 4R here!

Maria's still in, Ana's still in, Petra is still in, so those in my faves are still present in the tournament. You've still got Victoria, Radwanska, Stosur, Li all in as well for the stars. This is good for building tennis after the Williams sisters and Clijsters.

This. We've still got a lot of top players around playing well and if they can take care of business we should have a great second week. It can't all happen in the first five days.

Dav.
May 31st, 2012, 03:18 AM
We literally have this thread about every slam in every year.

fedhingis67
May 31st, 2012, 03:21 AM
It's way too early to tell. Serena v. Razzano was both a plus and a minus. It will go down in history because of all the drama, but having the favorite lose first round is never good for the tournament.


Personally, the French Open has sucked hard for the longest time. 2010 was pretty good, but other than that you'd have to travel back to the 90's for some great French Opens.

Charlatan
May 31st, 2012, 03:30 AM
Horror scenario :eek:, glad i didn't vote yet :).

tell me about it...mac47 talks about maria and vika more than he does about petra on here

tkutsaar
May 31st, 2012, 03:59 AM
My pick for the worst FO that Iíve seen would be the 1988 one; yes Iím that old to have seen it. Why do I pick it? It was Steffiís second slam part of her grand slam triumph in that year. She played Natasha Zvereva winning 6-0, 6-0 with the match lasting an unbelievably short time of only 32 minutes, and that includes the time between the breaks. Just contemplate that! I believe the average time of a set; I repeat a set not a match, without a tiebreaker, is around 45 minutes and of course a closely contested set will go well beyond an hour.

Natasha only won 13 points in those 12 games and did not achieve a break point or a game point in any game. Before the match when asked what she thought of her chances against Steffi her reply was a candid ďIíve no chance.Ē

To my mind any slam that has such a lopsided championship match is a bad slam event. I donít anticipate this yearís championship match to come anywhere close to that one. Even if it is Maria v. Vika with Vika prevailing like she did at AO- still it will be closer than the 1988 FO.

Sianta
May 31st, 2012, 04:01 AM
Too early to be making bold predictions but so far it's shaping up quite nicely. Great to see a few younger players getting through the early rounds and a few journey women surviving as well.

HRHoliviasmith
May 31st, 2012, 04:18 AM
if the other unthinkable happens, then for me yes it will be. :sobbing:

canuckfan
May 31st, 2012, 04:28 AM
No Lin Lin, it's actually the third worst French open ever. The worst was in 1932 closely followed by the 1897 edition that was only slightly better. You should try to find youtube videos to see just how awful these two French open were. Oh wait...

Lin Lin
May 31st, 2012, 04:39 AM
No Lin Lin, it's actually the third worst French open ever. The worst was in 1932 closely followed by the 1897 edition that was only slightly better. You should try to find youtube videos to see just how awful these two French open were. Oh wait...

Would you please post it here?:awww:

Vincey!
May 31st, 2012, 04:50 AM
lmao all that cuz Serena lost in 1st round? It actually added to the tournament. It will make history and being beaten by a frenchwoman will add even more to that. It sure can't be worse than the years the Williams didn't even played the tourney lol.

Brad[le]y.
May 31st, 2012, 04:50 AM
after four days? :spit:

Stonerpova
May 31st, 2012, 04:54 AM
if the other unthinkable happens, then for me yes it will be. :sobbing:

:devil:

HRHoliviasmith
May 31st, 2012, 04:54 AM
Would you please post it here?:awww:

:haha:

skanky~skanketta
May 31st, 2012, 05:05 AM
It will be if Maria wins.

DefyingGravity
May 31st, 2012, 05:43 AM
Really, this reminds me of the 2001 French a little bit the more I keep thinking about it. I want a three set final!

Lin Lin
May 31st, 2012, 06:28 AM
Really, this reminds me of the 2001 French a little bit the more I keep thinking about it. I want a three set final!

You think 2011 is much worse?:awww:

Morning Morgan
May 31st, 2012, 07:22 AM
I think I know what's the problem with Lin Lin. He has absolutely no personality, and tries to make it up by trying to be nice and innocent to everyone, and in the process foregoing all notions of logic, reasoning and individuality. It's not cute nor amusing Lin Lin, grow a pair.

awsk8er
May 31st, 2012, 07:29 AM
I think I know what's the problem with Lin Lin. He has absolutely no personality, and tries to make it up by trying to be nice and innocent to everyone, and in the process foregoing all notions of logic, reasoning and individuality. It's not cute nor amusing Lin Lin, grow a pair.
or the problem might be slightly different, namely reading comprehension.He certainly wont understand what ' grow a pair' means :hehehe:

Morning Morgan
May 31st, 2012, 07:37 AM
or the problem might be slightly different, namely reading comprehension.He certainly wont understand what ' grow a pair' means :hehehe:

You're absolutely right, I should make it more explicit. Grow a pair of testicles that produces semen, which can seed a women's womb and make little Lin Lin babies!

ziros
May 31st, 2012, 08:22 AM
It will be the best ever if Maria wins

stromatolite
May 31st, 2012, 08:59 AM
Weird thread to start after R1, which was actually pretty nice and certainly ended with a huge bang the likes of which we haven't seen in years. There are good prospects of nice matches to come between good players in decent form, so I'm looking forward to a great tournament.

Lin Lin
May 31st, 2012, 09:13 AM
I think I know what's the problem with Lin Lin. He has absolutely no personality, and tries to make it up by trying to be nice and innocent to everyone, and in the process foregoing all notions of logic, reasoning and individuality. It's not cute nor amusing Lin Lin, grow a pair.

Meaning?:unsure::confused:

Mahon_Lorcan
May 31st, 2012, 09:45 AM
The best:) RG without William's sisters :D:D:D

Joelina
May 31st, 2012, 10:07 AM
no, i am enjoying every match so far

thegreendestiny
May 31st, 2012, 10:09 AM
The real question should be, "Should the OP be banned?"

Juju Nostalgique
May 31st, 2012, 10:48 AM
Still not over... :rolleyes:

Lin Lin
Jun 1st, 2012, 01:09 PM
Radwanska:lol:

stromatolite
Jun 1st, 2012, 01:27 PM
Getting better all the time :yeah:

Alejandrawrrr
Jun 2nd, 2012, 06:41 PM
Everyone will think so except for fans of one player, and a few EXTREMELY reasonable posters.

Tennisstar86
Jun 2nd, 2012, 06:44 PM
I would say yes, but maybe thats cause I think its got the worse TV coverage Ive seen in years for a slam.

Queenpova
Jun 2nd, 2012, 06:47 PM
Everyone will think so except for fans of one player, and a few EXTREMELY reasonable posters.
lepchenko fans :hearts:

vozas
Jun 2nd, 2012, 06:50 PM
It will be if Maria wins.

So bothered by Maria

http://gifsoup.com/view6/2724432/tenisd-o.gif

FleetSeb
Jun 2nd, 2012, 06:56 PM
Still no.

Stern
Jun 2nd, 2012, 08:19 PM
I don't know. But I only know Sharapova is going to win the title:woohoo:

Queenpova
Jun 2nd, 2012, 08:23 PM
Sharapova is NOT winning the title but the tournament rocks so far.

No time for vultures and pushers

TennisAddict84
Jun 2nd, 2012, 08:33 PM
I think the tournament has progressed well so far. Besides Serena, everyone that should've lost lost. It's gonna be an exciting second week.

Lin Lin
Jun 3rd, 2012, 02:29 AM
Poor Caro:awww:

Charlatan
Jun 3rd, 2012, 02:33 AM
Lin Lin is like the lessor version of Na Mug

StoneRose
Jun 3rd, 2012, 02:39 AM
It's still good. Will be better if Vika and Angie win their matches tomorrow.

tievae
Jun 3rd, 2012, 02:48 AM
Yes. I just can't believe so many of my favorites are gone so early.

Lord Choc Ice
Jun 3rd, 2012, 02:49 AM
No way! :) Masha's into R4 and playing great :yeah:.

sweetkit
Jun 3rd, 2012, 03:00 AM
Must have been started by a Williams fan. So sore :D

Lin Lin
Jun 3rd, 2012, 02:38 PM
Sveta:sad:


Vika:hug:

stromatolite
Jun 3rd, 2012, 02:39 PM
Getting even better!!! :yeah:

DeliriousPotato
Jun 3rd, 2012, 02:41 PM
Jesus Christ, I am so pulling one of these threads at Wimbledon just to annoy everyone. I'm sick of everyone constantly undermining the clay court season every single year, especially at Roland Garros...

Start da Game
Jun 3rd, 2012, 02:44 PM
anyone but that screaming russian woman......please please, anyone but her.....

Boxuan
Jun 3rd, 2012, 02:48 PM
So far, it's getting better and better every day! :bigclap::rocker2::cheer:

DemWilliamsGulls
Jun 3rd, 2012, 02:48 PM
Its giving the new people a little time to shine to say the least. Me personally am not interested in the players who are left with the exception of maybe Sloan and Sharapova. Just does not seem as if people are interested in who wins this year...I think the upsets are going to be more popular than who wins...and now that all that has happened...many people are as thinking..."ey whatever". But good luck to who's still around! ;)

awsk8er
Jun 3rd, 2012, 02:49 PM
I dont think its the worst RG, but it has been quite strange so far.

Boxuan
Jun 3rd, 2012, 02:50 PM
anyone but that screaming russian woman......please please, anyone but her.....

I can't agree more, one shrieker down, now I need to see the other down too.:devil:

M.S.F
Jun 3rd, 2012, 02:53 PM
Even though all my favorites lost early, I'm still enjoying the tournament alot and much more than the AO.
Hoping for more upsets now :oh:

ananke
Jun 3rd, 2012, 02:55 PM
With hardly any "clay court specialists" in form, RG has long since turned into a tournament of flukes, one-slam-wonders and random winners. I actually like it a lot because it's so different and unpredictable.

cypher_88
Jun 3rd, 2012, 02:56 PM
it's one of the more exciting RG in recent times. defo not the worst.

Synth
Jun 3rd, 2012, 02:59 PM
I don't think it's that strange.

I though most of the upsets were predictable, people from pundits to many people on this board had already identified the upset potentials. Except for Razzano over Serena. And maybe Ivanovic over Errani? (though this could just be my underestimation of Errani's abilities/overestimation of Ana's)

Cibulkova over Azarenka - Vika's been having trouble with Cibulkova
Lepchenko over JJ, Fran - Is anyone surprised when people upset JJ or Fran anymore?
Sveta over Aga - I wouldn't be surprised if an inform Sveta upset any player.
Errani over Sveta - I wouldn't be surprised if the next round Sveta came out and played like shit.
Kanepi over Wozniacki - Woz has difficulties against hard hitters, and she can't generate the pace on clay, also unsurprising.

Upsets that would genuinely surprise me are ones like: Sharapova not making the semis, Na not making the Quarters, I found Rus over Gorges to be mildly surprising, and will be more surprised if she upsets Kanepi. Errani over Kerber or Dominika over Stosur would surprise me (as would Sloane over Stosur).

Lin Lin
Jun 4th, 2012, 08:47 AM
I wish Sharapova,Li Na and Kvitova all in QFs tonight:)

MaSharp
Jun 4th, 2012, 09:01 AM
For me this French open is very good. I don't care if now there are not anymore Aga, Vika, Caro, Serena in the draw. I would really like to see again in this courts only Frany...

Slutiana
Jun 4th, 2012, 10:52 AM
Please. It has definitely been boring thus far, but for once there is actually the possibility (though it's the WTA, so probably won't) that we may actually get some good matches deep in the tournament.

Johnbert
Jun 4th, 2012, 11:00 AM
at least it's more interesting then the mens-torunament, where you already know the outcome :zzz:

Start da Game
Jun 4th, 2012, 11:51 AM
at least it's more interesting then the mens-torunament, where you already know the outcome :zzz:

spartan clay gladiator is simply too good on the red dirt.....who can take a set off him in this tournament?

monaco today will be dealt with as if he din't even exist on the court.....

longtin23
Jun 4th, 2012, 02:12 PM
I really love the tradtional wind in RG, it really test how players deal with the wind

Rix643
Jun 4th, 2012, 02:23 PM
It is at least the worst live scoreboard ever.

Start da Game
Jun 4th, 2012, 03:45 PM
It is at least the worst live scoreboard ever.

their website sucks.....just does not load at all like the AO site.....i am so pissed with IBM.....

Rix643
Jun 4th, 2012, 04:21 PM
Too much flash and js....
Switching scripting off helps a bit, but then you have to resort to the regular score page and pressing 'Refresh' a lot. And still the score jumps 2 or three points from time to time....

Andy_
Jun 4th, 2012, 04:23 PM
There was a time, back in the mid-nineties and early 2000s, when you basically knew in advance that you'd find the top 8 seeds in the quarter finals of any Slam, no matter the surface. On the one hand, it could get a little boring, but the quality those ladies could guarantee on any given day was such that you could just sit and enjoy the show, when the tournament hit the final days.
The most boring part about it was that, at the time, the #1 player (I'm talking Graf, Seles, top-form Serena or Hingis) was so dominating that you were only to find out with which score she would take the title.

Right now you could say that all these upsets from lower-ranked players make it more exciting and they do, IMHO, to a certain extent. I do like it a lot when a top player is seriously challenged and eventually has to give in to an inspired younger player, or a veteran on a very special day... What disappoints me is that we're left with generally uninteresting matches where most players look just the same, they hit the ball the very same way and have little personality, compared with those names from the past.
And you cannot - generally - rely on the top players for top quality tennis all year round :(

Or at least, that's my impression. Maybe some other older poster can throw their two cents in, too :lol:

nealcaffrey
Jun 4th, 2012, 04:25 PM
no, it's very exciting actually...

Start da Game
Jun 4th, 2012, 04:25 PM
Too much flash and js....
Switching scripting off helps a bit, but then you have to resort to the regular score page and pressing 'Refresh' a lot. And still the score jumps 2 or three points from time to time....

i go straight to wikipedia and check everything......they update everything including schedule of play......

nealcaffrey
Jun 4th, 2012, 04:26 PM
way better than the men's side where the outcome is so predictable! give NADULL the trophy already... BORING!!!!

simonsaystennis
Jun 4th, 2012, 04:27 PM
I feel like we have been saying this every year since Henin retired. This slam has been such a shit show every year. The organization being shitty doesn't help in my opinion. Without a solid, dominant clay courter or two, the French Open has to be the worst slam of the four.

RenaSlam.
Jun 4th, 2012, 04:30 PM
OK. This is getting bad.

Queenpova
Jun 4th, 2012, 04:32 PM
Your faves sucking doesnt mean RG is bad, really.

nealcaffrey
Jun 4th, 2012, 04:32 PM
spartan clay gladiator is simply too good on the red dirt.....who can take a set off him in this tournament?

monaco today will be dealt with as if he din't even exist on the court.....

and how is that better to have the same person win year in year out
that is only good for NADULL fans to watch NADULL cruise to another french open title
BORINGGGGG!!! onto the next tournament for the mens!!!!

at least wta provides more excitement
we have a chance to see a first time RG winner here

stromatolite
Jun 4th, 2012, 04:34 PM
I feel like we have been saying this every year since Henin retired. This slam has been such a shit show every year. The organization being shitty doesn't help in my opinion. Without a solid, dominant clay courter or two, the French Open has to be the worst slam of the four.

Actually the last two finals have been contested by players who can play well on the surface, and were more competitive and entertaining than pretty well all the other slam finals in the same period.

The only thing is that the ladies involved were not big stars (except for Na having a huge fanbase in China of course). This is what people hate I think.

I love RG, precisely because it weeds out players who are clueless on the surface.

Cp6uja
Jun 4th, 2012, 04:38 PM
Only Sharapova win can prevent disaster!

MrProdigy555
Jun 4th, 2012, 04:39 PM
French Open is the worst Grand Slam in my opinion. The crowd is incredibly rude for no reason, it's not always easy to see the ball, points drag out (nothing wrong with 30 shot rallies, but....come on now), and I'm not here for the consistently low quality of play. It's just not my favorite.

ACEof DIAMONDS
Jun 4th, 2012, 04:40 PM
OK. This is getting bad.

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lq924w3sf01qgj981.gif

edificio
Jun 4th, 2012, 04:46 PM
It's a little bit of a lottery at the moment. Not sure if the worst just yet.

Roookie
Jun 4th, 2012, 04:56 PM
Reminds me of Wimbledon 2010 shitfest.

Trickle
Jun 4th, 2012, 04:58 PM
Have to wait and see. If Lepchenko, Rus or Shvedova end up as winner, then yeah maybe. Nothing against them, but it will just look horrible for the WTA. Especially considering that two of them were playing Challengers a few months ago, and the other one, half a year ago. If they end up keeping the consistency then it will be redeemed however... that hardly ever happens.

MrProdigy555
Jun 4th, 2012, 05:00 PM
Reminds me of Wimbledon 2010 shitfest.
Oh yes, Wimbledon 2010 was chaos. :lol:

*of course I enjoyed it though. :shrug:

AcesHigh
Jun 4th, 2012, 05:04 PM
Errani, Kerber, Shvedova, Cibulkova :spit:

Shvedbarilescu
Jun 4th, 2012, 05:09 PM
Errani, Kerber, Shvedova, Cibulkova :spit:

Damn right. :rocker:

Wonderful tournament. They've all played super tennis and deserve their places in the quarterfinals. And for the record, all four have been to the quarterfinal stage in previous slams so they have all previously shown they have the talent. And I will bet all 4 will be in further quarterfinals and beyond in the future too.

PetraReeMona
Jun 4th, 2012, 05:12 PM
Damn right. :rocker:

Wonderful tournament. They've all played super tennis and deserve their places in the quarterfinals. And for the record, all four have been to the quarterfinal stage in previous slams so they have all previously shown they have the talent. And I will bet all 4 will be in further quarterfinals and beyond in the future too.
:rocker::rocker2::music::banana:

Charlatan
Jun 4th, 2012, 05:14 PM
yeah, honestly, it's shaping up to be that way :sobbing:

Shvedbarilescu
Jun 4th, 2012, 05:14 PM
Have to wait and see. If Lepchenko, Rus or Shvedova end up as winner, then yeah maybe. Nothing against them, but it will just look horrible for the WTA. Especially considering that two of them were playing Challengers a few months ago, and the other one, half a year ago. If they end up keeping the consistency then it will be redeemed however... that hardly ever happens.

Actually that happens all the time. If I had a pound for all the players who have gotten called flukes in this forum who later repeated or surpassed their original successes I wouldn't be rich but I would definately be able to down to the Music and Video Exchange and pick myself up 6 or 7 really nice CDs.

Queenpova
Jun 4th, 2012, 05:14 PM
I find it ironic that serena fans are here claiming RG is horrible when their fav couldnt even beat an injured razzano. Ah, you gotta love nonsense.

AcesHigh
Jun 4th, 2012, 05:15 PM
Damn right. :rocker:

Wonderful tournament. They've all played super tennis and deserve their places in the quarterfinals. And for the record, all four have been to the quarterfinal stage in previous slams so they have all previously shown they have the talent. And I will bet all 4 will be in further quarterfinals and beyond in the future too.

I understand your enthusiasm but the average fan will not turn in to see these players.

For the best interest of the WTA and its survival, we need HOFers, stars and great players making the quarterfinals of slams. And then maybe you have one or two surprise quarterfinalist(s)... but to have this many players who are not greats or who have not been consistently top players, is disturbing.

MrProdigy555
Jun 4th, 2012, 05:15 PM
I find it ironic that serena fans are here claiming RG is horrible when their fav couldnt even beat an injured razzano. Ah, you gotta love nonsense.
Are you stupid?! :lol: Of course it's horrible. Has been since 2003. Your statement is the only nonsense I see.

Shvedbarilescu
Jun 4th, 2012, 05:18 PM
I understand your enthusiasm but the average fan will not turn in to see these players.

For the best interest of the WTA and its survival, we need HOFers, stars and great players making the quarterfinals of slams. And then maybe you have one or two surprise quarterfinalist(s)... but to have this many players who are not greats or who have not been consistently top players, is disturbing.

No one is a star when they begin. No one is a star before they win their 1st big title. But a player has to start somewhere....

Additionally I would say you are being a trifle overdramatic. The WTA isn't in danger of falling apart because a few lesser known names are having success. The four Grand Slams are all much bigger than any of the players they showcase anyway.

edificio
Jun 4th, 2012, 05:22 PM
Bah. I'm off to sun tan and enjoy this victory. they can keep hating. :wavey:

I find it ironic that serena fans are here claiming RG is horrible when their fav couldnt even beat an injured razzano. Ah, you gotta love nonsense.

Thought you were off to burn your skin? Can't get enough trolling, can you?

edificio
Jun 4th, 2012, 05:22 PM
No one is a star when they begin. No one is a star before they win their 1st big title. But a player has to start somewhere....

...

:yeah:

dsanders06
Jun 4th, 2012, 05:23 PM
Actually that happens all the time. If I had a pound for all the players who have gotten called flukes in this forum who later repeated or surpassed their original successes I wouldn't be rich but I would definately be able to down to the Music and Video Exchange and pick myself up 6 or 7 really nice CDs.

Who apart from Kvitova and Kerber?

stromatolite
Jun 4th, 2012, 05:23 PM
I understand your enthusiasm but the average fan will not turn in to see these players.

For the best interest of the WTA and its survival, we need HOFers, stars and great players making the quarterfinals of slams. And then maybe you have one or two surprise quarterfinalist(s)... but to have this many players who are not greats or who have not been consistently top players, is disturbing.

I think there are 2 issues here. What the average fan will turn up to see is not necessarily what will make this the worst or the best RG/slam ever. I take your point that the game needs fans, but that's a separate issue. Be honest: have the recent slam final involving superstars been better on average than those involoving relatively less popular players?

Alwaysfan
Jun 4th, 2012, 05:24 PM
For me is very interesting.
Errani showing her fantastic form, Shvedova again in the top level, Kanepi and Cibulkova very strong and with full of power, Masha trying to reach the number 1 again, Lepchenko showing that if you want something and fight for it, you can reach it, Rus playing some good play like her Juniors years, MJMS an Nuria in semis of RG again...etc
VERY INTERESTRING!!

vozas
Jun 4th, 2012, 05:24 PM
French Open is the worst Grand Slam in my opinion. The crowd is incredibly rude for no reason, it's not always easy to see the ball, points drag out (nothing wrong with 30 shot rallies, but....come on now), and I'm not here for the consistently low quality of play. It's just not my favorite.

Sure it isn't :spit:

homogenius
Jun 4th, 2012, 05:25 PM
Same shit, different year...The complaints are always the same : there will be a random winner bla bla. Fact is the winner will have to win 7 matches in a row, like Fran or Na did, and she'll have earned her slam.
Other thing : people were saying that Fran would disappear after her win, same with Na, or Sam after the USO.Fran stayed in the top10 for quite some time and reached the FO's final the next year.Na and Sam got some time to digest their title but they're still here, more or less in top10, both in the rankings and in the race.Even if someone like Errani or Slava win the whole thing, who knows what they'll do after that.They could have the same trajectory.
The notion that if a player not named williams or sharapova win a slam, it's random and reflects badly on the event or even the whole tour is bs.Players improve and just because they don't have a big name, it doesn't mean they can't play and/or that their success is based on some fluke run.

nealcaffrey
Jun 4th, 2012, 05:26 PM
I understand your enthusiasm but the average fan will not turn in to see these players.

For the best interest of the WTA and its survival, we need HOFers, stars and great players making the quarterfinals of slams. And then maybe you have one or two surprise quarterfinalist(s)... but to have this many players who are not greats or who have not been consistently top players, is disturbing.

there are no stars in the wta today except williams sisters (w/ venus on the way out) and sharapova
also maybe na li bcause of her being chinese and the defending champion
no1 cares if azarenka makes finals even if she is no.1, she is not a star. except for her few hard core fans, people don't tune in for her.

losing serena and na li are the only real losses to the star wattage which wasn't really that big to begin with in the wta

Mrs. Dimitrova
Jun 4th, 2012, 05:26 PM
It is making its way to become one. :o

dsanders06
Jun 4th, 2012, 05:27 PM
The irony is, many of the people whinging saying people "aren't real tennis fans" if they don't enjoy these rank-and-file players getting through to the semis, are in many cases the exact same people who constantly have a go at the media, organisers and crowds for prioritising men's tennis over the women's. Well, the main reason the men's game has a higher status is because we always get great match-ups and rivalries with interesting back-stories to them. Matches like Lepchenko-Shvedova are simply of no interest to anyone but the Shvedbarilesu-types and are never going to stand up respectably against mouthwatering match-ups like Djokovic-Tsonga and Federer-Del Potro.

Queenpova
Jun 4th, 2012, 05:31 PM
Thought you were off to burn your skin? Can't get enough trolling, can you?

Oh look, I have a stalker. :drool: it was too windy outside if you're so interested.

AcesHigh
Jun 4th, 2012, 05:33 PM
No one is a star when they begin. No one is a star before they win their 1st big title. But a player has to start somewhere....

Additionally I would say you are being a trifle overdramatic. The WTA isn't in danger of falling apart because a few lesser known names are having success. The four Grand Slams are all much bigger than any of the players they showcase anyway.

No, it's not falling apart but I do fear for its popularity and the lack of emerging new stars.

And yes, I have no way of knowing who will be the next all-time great, but do these players really strike you as the next Henin, Sharapova, Serena, etc? Or even a Davenport, Capriati, Sabatini kind of player?

I just don't want to see even further dwindling coverage of a sport I really like.

Shvedbarilescu
Jun 4th, 2012, 05:39 PM
No, it's not falling apart but I do fear for its popularity and the lack of emerging new stars.

And yes, I have no way of knowing who will be the next all-time great, but do these players really strike you as the next Henin, Sharapova, Serena, etc? Or even a Davenport, Capriati, Sabatini kind of player?

I just don't want to see even further dwindling coverage of a sport I really like.

Well if you are concerned about the lack of emerging new stars then surely it is a good thing that we have some new players making it into the quarterfinals. :shrug:

MrProdigy555
Jun 4th, 2012, 05:50 PM
Sure it isn't :spit:
Elaborate, hoe.

AcesHigh
Jun 4th, 2012, 06:15 PM
Well if you are concerned about the lack of emerging new stars then surely it is a good thing that we have some new players making it into the quarterfinals. :shrug:

I am, if they stick around and start challenging the top players consistently.

edificio
Jun 4th, 2012, 07:09 PM
Oh look, I have a stalker. :drool: it was too windy outside if you're so interested.

Don't flatter yourself. You are in every single thread. No one can avoid you on this forum.

HRHoliviasmith
Jun 4th, 2012, 07:12 PM
Don't flatter yourself. You are in every single thread. No one can avoid you on this forum.

:happy: :lol::lol::lol:

rnwerner
Jun 4th, 2012, 08:02 PM
It's not the best.
But it's not bad either.
The quality is not really good, especially today.

The Quarterfinal Line Up is very fine:

4 top 10 player.
Kanepi, Cilbulkova, Shvedova are former Quarterfinalists in RG before.
Errani is Top 10 in the Race Rankings and won 3 tournaments on clay.

Johnbert
Jun 4th, 2012, 08:05 PM
well.. the quality in some matches is just horrible so far :tape:

today it was the killer with the li, sharapova and rus match :facepalm:

pling
Jun 4th, 2012, 08:09 PM
Only one unseeded player in the QF - what's all the fuss?

These four matches all have great potential.

MrProdigy555
Jun 4th, 2012, 08:14 PM
Only one unseeded player in the QF - what's all the fuss?

These four matches all have great potential.
LMAO that's the argument you're going to use? :lol: