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Sammo
Jun 1st, 2012, 02:42 PM
http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/5119/sam6b.jpg

Keep going Sam!

Stonerpova
Jun 1st, 2012, 02:43 PM
Disappointing match after their last two encounters.

Well done Sam :yeah:

Simugna Help
Jun 1st, 2012, 02:43 PM
Amazing. Keep on going, Sam :yeah:

treufreund
Jun 1st, 2012, 02:44 PM
That was just way too easy... Sam just had so much time to hit her shots on this clay. She is a nightmare on this surface!

The Kaz
Jun 1st, 2012, 02:44 PM
Nice :cool:

Tricky match up safely negotiated :D

GeeTee
Jun 1st, 2012, 02:45 PM
Just so easy for Grand Sam! :woohoo:

NeeemZ
Jun 1st, 2012, 02:45 PM
Definitely easier than I thought it would be. There's still a few bolts that need to be screwed on properly but other than that, Sam is playing incredibly well.

SilverPersian
Jun 1st, 2012, 02:46 PM
Yay Sammy. Was potentially a very difficult match up, but Sammy was solid throughout. I liked that when she hit a few errors in a row she was able to quickly recover and start playing some good tennis again.

So many of my faves are doing well. It's kind of scary.

:cheer::cheer::cheer:

FORZA SARITA
Jun 1st, 2012, 02:46 PM
Petrova and her fighting spirit :happy:

tennisvideos
Jun 1st, 2012, 02:46 PM
Tremendous play from Sam. I was expecting a tough match but Sam was in the zone. :)

Ado.
Jun 1st, 2012, 02:46 PM
NID. Fantastic performance Sammy :worship:

TheBoiledEgg
Jun 1st, 2012, 02:46 PM
Nadia :o just a gimpish performance

jimmy_the_greek
Jun 1st, 2012, 02:46 PM
go all the way Sam:)!!!

doomsday
Jun 1st, 2012, 02:48 PM
Congrats Sam, really the player to beat in this half.

Brena
Jun 1st, 2012, 02:48 PM
Meh, Nadia. :o

Ivi_3
Jun 1st, 2012, 02:48 PM
Great match from Sam :bounce:

NyCPsU
Jun 1st, 2012, 02:48 PM
Sam is probably my pick to take the title at this point.

Cersei
Jun 1st, 2012, 02:49 PM
Nicely done :dance:

Keep it up, Sam :cheer:

aussie_fan
Jun 1st, 2012, 02:49 PM
Sam in the zone today :worship:

Theodoropen
Jun 1st, 2012, 02:49 PM
So pleased (and surprised!) that Sam won this in 2 sets. Clearly, Nadia wasn't at her best today - but Sam was still playing strongly. Big Phew!! :cheer::cheer:

MarkNL
Jun 1st, 2012, 02:50 PM
Sammy :cheer:

Good draw, vs. Stephens in the 4th round! :)

stromatolite
Jun 1st, 2012, 02:50 PM
Great work Sam!!! Poor display from Nadia tbh, but some awesome hitting from Sam! Looking good for the quarters or better!

sunsets21
Jun 1st, 2012, 02:50 PM
Great match from Sam :yeah:

It is a bit anti-climactic but hey, can't complain ;).

Huntress55
Jun 1st, 2012, 02:51 PM
Great match from Sam :yeah:

Doully
Jun 1st, 2012, 02:52 PM
Come on Sam! I was super worried for this match but so happy for you to come through. And in straights!

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f337/Gainsy/excited6.gif

aussietennisfan
Jun 1st, 2012, 02:55 PM
What a clinical display from Sam!
Does anyone think she actually has a chance against Azarenka if they are to meet in the quarters?

LUXXXAS
Jun 1st, 2012, 02:55 PM
Petrova tennis is :help:
lack of agression, speed, serve, movement, believe in herself... :facepalm:
The times when she was clay specialist are over and won't be back.........

aussietennisfan
Jun 1st, 2012, 02:57 PM
How far did Sam reach in last years RG?

Huntress55
Jun 1st, 2012, 02:58 PM
How far did Sam reach in last years RG?

3rd. So she's already gone one better.

GeeTee
Jun 1st, 2012, 02:58 PM
How far did Sam reach in last years RG?
R3

Sammo
Jun 1st, 2012, 02:59 PM
What a clinical display from Sam!
Does anyone think she actually has a chance against Azarenka if they are to meet in the quarters?

I think that she should thrash Azarenka if she is composed.

stromatolite
Jun 1st, 2012, 03:01 PM
What a clinical display from Sam!
Does anyone think she actually has a chance against Azarenka if they are to meet in the quarters?

More than a chance I think. Vika won't gift her as many errors as Nadia did, but she also has nowhere near the power, so I think this Sam should beat Vika. The things that Vika does that bother Sam on HC won't bother her nearly as much on this surface, and Vika won't be able to effortlessly pick off Sam's serve like she usually does either.

Charlatan
Jun 1st, 2012, 03:02 PM
Nice one Sam :yeah: didn't expect this score after their last few encounters, but i guess sam on clay is different from sam on hardcourt...keep going
Nadia :hug:

stromatolite
Jun 1st, 2012, 03:03 PM
Come on Sam! I was super worried for this match but so happy for you to come through. And in straights!

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f337/Gainsy/excited6.gif

Nice gif :lol: This expresses how I feel as well!

aussietennisfan
Jun 1st, 2012, 03:04 PM
3rd. So she's already gone one better.

Thanks :)

sdch
Jun 1st, 2012, 03:04 PM
What a clinical display from Sam!
Does anyone think she actually has a chance against Azarenka if they are to meet in the quarters?

It's too hard to say, IMO. They've only ever met on hard court. The match-up issue (and it is a big one at that) will probably be a whole lot different.

Interesting fact - Sam won the USO, beating Nadia in the 3rd round en route. ;)

aussietennisfan
Jun 1st, 2012, 03:06 PM
More than a chance I think. Vika won't gift her as many errors as Nadia did, but she also has nowhere near the power, so I think this Sam should beat Vika. The things that Vika does that bother Sam on HC won't bother her nearly as much on this surface, and Vika won't be able to effortlessly pick off Sam's serve like she usually does either.

Fingers crossed! hoping you're right :)

stromatolite
Jun 1st, 2012, 03:07 PM
It's too hard to say, IMO. They've only ever met on hard court. The match-up issue (and it is a big one at that) will probably be a whole lot different.

Interesting fact - Sam won the USO, beating Nadia in the 3rd round en route. ;)

Nice omen! This win was a bit easier as well :)

Israel
Jun 1st, 2012, 03:07 PM
This is a great win for Sam.

C2S
Jun 1st, 2012, 03:10 PM
Old good Sam is back in top form. With this level of play I can see her in SF. :clap2:
Nadia...:awww:

AaronT
Jun 1st, 2012, 03:14 PM
Great win! Love the way she saved those BPs

BlueTrees
Jun 1st, 2012, 03:15 PM
Nadia you suck. :o So many chances to get back on serve in the second set but you pissed them all away :rolleyes:

AaronT
Jun 1st, 2012, 03:23 PM
Nadia you suck. :o So many chances to get back on serve in the second set but you pissed them all away :rolleyes:

Sorry but Sam didn't allow her :lol:

Vuvurenka
Jun 1st, 2012, 03:24 PM
Stosur transforms from Shanksur on other surfaces to GOATsur on red clay :rocker:

Cmon, give Veekah something to think about!

Gilas.
Jun 1st, 2012, 03:25 PM
:yeah: awesomely done. Winnable match next too.
I guess not being the super heavy favorite helps her ;)

zigga
Jun 1st, 2012, 03:26 PM
Well done Sam :yeah:

muusa
Jun 1st, 2012, 03:33 PM
Sam :yeah: Now keep on going to take the title! :oh:

Beat
Jun 1st, 2012, 03:36 PM
i was expecting a total nailbiter. i was wrong.

sam is doing well and will hopefully keep on doing so.

TennisAddict84
Jun 1st, 2012, 04:12 PM
at this point...wouldn't be surprised at a Sam/Sveta SF...which would be a great match IMO

ElusiveChanteuse
Jun 1st, 2012, 04:19 PM
Nadia :( Oh well.

Barktra
Jun 1st, 2012, 04:27 PM
Nadia :hug:

DPTennis
Jun 1st, 2012, 04:33 PM
Lol, my stream was so bad that I really could not tell if Sam played really well or if was just Nadia playing really poorly... By what you guys are saying I suspect it was a little bit of both.

at this point...wouldn't be surprised at a Sam/Sveta SF...which would be a great match IMO

I would love for this to happen.

stromatolite
Jun 1st, 2012, 04:38 PM
at this point...wouldn't be surprised at a Sam/Sveta SF...which would be a great match IMO

Yeah, 2 of the best, maybe even THE best, claycourters in women's tennis, that would be a treat. But as a Stosur fan I'll be hoping for an easier opponent if she gets that far ;)

gmak
Jun 1st, 2012, 05:03 PM
Nadia :rolleyes: :( :sad:
not much of a fight

TennisAddict84
Jun 1st, 2012, 05:09 PM
Yeah, 2 of the best, maybe even THE best, claycourters in women's tennis, that would be a treat. But as a Stosur fan I'll be hoping for an easier opponent if she gets that far ;)

Yeah, even before RG started, I knew Stosur would be a solid contender. Besides Sveta (if she's on her game), Stosur really does have the best, overall clay court game out of everyone in the draw. I actually think the red clay is a better surface for her than hard court--just complements her kick serve and top spin forehand so much.

Yonexforever
Jun 1st, 2012, 05:17 PM
There is just something about Stosur i dont like or appreciate and its not like there havent been servebots with huge forehands before, Kathy Jordan comes to mind or Barbara Potter for the folks who know recent tennis history. I just dont want Stosur racking up moer slams when neither of those two got one and they were faaaar more accomplished.

Maddox
Jun 1st, 2012, 05:42 PM
Nadia :facepalm:

Thought you'd compete better

GeeTee
Jun 1st, 2012, 05:48 PM
Kathy Jordan comes to mind or Barbara Potter for the folks who know recent tennis history. I just dont want Stosur racking up moer slams when neither of those two got one and they were faaaar more accomplished.
:lol: So Potter & Jordan were faaaar more accomplished but didn't win a Slaaam?

Beny
Jun 1st, 2012, 05:53 PM
There is just something about Stosur i dont like or appreciate and its not like there havent been servebots with huge forehands before, Kathy Jordan comes to mind or Barbara Potter for the folks who know recent tennis history. I just dont want Stosur racking up moer slams when neither of those two got one and they were faaaar more accomplished.

This is how Ive ALWAYS felt about Schiavone since she won her slam. But for me, its easier.. I mean the likelihood Schiavone will be that lucky to win another slam is million times smaller than Sam winning a slam.

Schiavone is okay, but not slam material, they were and are so many players better than her (yes, Dementieva including) who dont have a slam. Zvonareva has beaten Schiavone trillion times but has no slam, faced peak Serena in a Wimbledon final and peak Clijsters in a US Open final, while Schiavone got to the final by retirement and defeated a Stosur who once ran around her backhand to hit a FH return to the stands :rolleyes: thats how good Sam was in that match.


Back to topic- this match. Nadia played badly. There was a series of errors in the beginning of the second set, like three netted FHs and one netted BH from Nadia that gave Sam a safe lead and didnt have to do much afterwards. Sam so needs to step it up. Shes been lucky with the draw so far. But she will lose to Cibulkova ;)

Chim
Jun 1st, 2012, 06:34 PM
This is how Ive ALWAYS felt about Schiavone since she won her slam. But for me, its easier.. I mean the likelihood Schiavone will be that lucky to win another slam is million times smaller than Sam winning a slam.

Schiavone is okay, but not slam material, they were and are so many players better than her (yes, Dementieva including) who dont have a slam. Zvonareva has beaten Schiavone trillion times but has no slam, faced peak Serena in a Wimbledon final and peak Clijsters in a US Open final, while Schiavone got to the final by retirement and defeated a Stosur who once ran around her backhand to hit a FH return to the stands :rolleyes: thats how good Sam was in that match.


Back to topic- this match. Nadia played badly. There was a series of errors in the beginning of the second set, like three netted FHs and one netted BH from Nadia that gave Sam a safe lead and didnt have to do much afterwards. Sam so needs to step it up. Shes been lucky with the draw so far. But she will lose to Cibulkova ;)

:facepalm:

You are not seriouly thinking Cibulkova will win Stosur. What a joke.:help:

Very solid win for Stosur. Keep going。:bounce:

Linda R
Jun 1st, 2012, 11:00 PM
Great win for Sam. I just hope she can keep it together to the end.

tennisforadults
Jun 1st, 2012, 11:52 PM
There is just something about Stosur i dont like or appreciate and its not like there havent been servebots with huge forehands before, Kathy Jordan comes to mind or Barbara Potter for the folks who know recent tennis history. I just dont want Stosur racking up moer slams when neither of those two got one and they were faaaar more accomplished.

So that's your reason for wanting Stosur to lose. What a hater. :rolleyes:

Success always requires a bit of luck. Those players didn't accomplish what their talent could have - that's life. Sam is a hardworking athlete. She deserves everything she achieves.

Grigorpova
Jun 2nd, 2012, 12:04 AM
:facepalm:

You are not seriouly thinking Cibulkova will win Stosur. What a joke.:help:

Very solid win for Stosur. Keep going。:bounce:

I know right, Cibulkova would be struggling to jump up to Sam's second serve.

edificio
Jun 2nd, 2012, 04:29 AM
I just watched the match on Tennis Channel VOD. That was a close match for a 68-minute match. It was better than you lot reported above in the thread. :)

If Nadia's serve had been popping, I think she could have taken it. Sammy had her lapses, but she had already had some breaks in store to overcome those lapses. Basically, Nadia's serve wasn't there, and that is the key to her game.

Sam L
Jun 2nd, 2012, 04:31 AM
There is just something about Stosur i dont like or appreciate and its not like there havent been servebots with huge forehands before, Kathy Jordan comes to mind or Barbara Potter for the folks who know recent tennis history. I just dont want Stosur racking up moer slams when neither of those two got one and they were faaaar more accomplished.

Totally agree. She already has 1 slam too many.

stromatolite
Jun 2nd, 2012, 05:12 AM
Totally agree. She already has 1 slam too many.

You are such a bitter broken record. Get over it already, you are just embarrassing yourself :rolleyes:

Buitenzorg
Jun 2nd, 2012, 05:23 AM
Totally agree. She already has 1 slam too many.

Despite you don't like her or hate her, Sam deserved to win USO11 :p she has played some amazing matches before she claimed the title.....:hearts:

*Jean*
Jun 2nd, 2012, 05:25 AM
Nadia :hug:

AaronT
Jun 2nd, 2012, 06:17 AM
There is just something about Stosur i dont like or appreciate and its not like there havent been servebots with huge forehands before, Kathy Jordan comes to mind or Barbara Potter for the folks who know recent tennis history. I just dont want Stosur racking up moer slams when neither of those two got one and they were faaaar more accomplished.
Faaaar more accomplished? How accomplished? You must be kidding yourself when you don't want Sam to wins more slams just because yours favs had none? Sam is a hardworking girl, she always try hard and never gives up and no doubt she 'll win a few more, until then we will see who is more accomplished.

AaronT
Jun 2nd, 2012, 06:35 AM
Totally agree. She already has 1 slam too many.
You're sound like a Serena *** kisser. I'm not a Serena fan but I don't hate her because she has nothing to do with me. Wondering what has Sam done to you and your family? if you don't like her just because of your jealousy, could you please don't say anything? Spend more time on the tennis court instead of trying to knock people down might help you win a slam.

Beat
Jun 2nd, 2012, 06:37 AM
wow, when did this thread got out of hand?

Sam L
Jun 2nd, 2012, 07:03 AM
Stosur fans. :help:

You're sound like a Serena *** kisser. I'm not a Serena fan but I don't hate her because she has nothing to do with me. Wondering what has Sam done to you and your family? if you don't like her just because of your jealousy, could you please don't say anything? Spend more time on the tennis court instead of trying to knock people down might help you win a slam.

Why would I be jealous of her? :rolleyes: I don't like her game and I think she's overrated and I think she won a slam on her opponent's nerves and umpire's incompetence. I can think that way if I want. As soon as she becomes a favourite in a tournament, her game will crumble. I don't like people who can't handle pressure.

GeeTee
Jun 2nd, 2012, 07:12 AM
Stosur fans. :help:
Stosur haters. :help:

she won a slam on her opponent's incompetence, the umpire's competence and Sam's own high standard of play
fixed... :cuckoo:

Huntress55
Jun 2nd, 2012, 07:13 AM
Why would I be jealous of her? :rolleyes: I don't like her game and I think she's overrated and I think she won a slam on her opponent's nerves and umpire's incompetence. I can think that way if I want. As soon as she becomes a favourite in a tournament, her game will crumble. I don't like people who can't handle pressure.

:spit:

Oh my some people are still not over it I see. Sam deserved that USO title. Yeah she has some mental problems especially in Aus :lol: - but she handled the pressure fine at USO especially in those tough matches leading up to the final.

And you're saying Sam won the match on Serena's nerves, so then it would seem Serena didnt handle the pressure that well...

AaronT
Jun 2nd, 2012, 07:25 AM
Stosur fans. :help:



Why would I be jealous of her? :rolleyes: I don't like her game and I think she's overrated and I think she won a slam on her opponent's nerves and umpire's incompetence. I can think that way if I want. As soon as she becomes a favourite in a tournament, her game will crumble. I don't like people who can't handle pressure.

The more you say the more you trying to contradict yourself. As you said you don't like people who can't handle pressure and on the other hand you said her opponent which is Serena was nervous. I wondering where did all that nerves come from? Isn't it pressure? We all human and we all have nerve. Talking about nerve Sam should be more nervous because is less experience than Serena, but she earned the win by playing smart and aggressive tennis and didn't even give Serena any chance to play her game. So get over it.

stromatolite
Jun 2nd, 2012, 07:26 AM
Stosur fans. :help:



Why would I be jealous of her? :rolleyes: I don't like her game and I think she's overrated and I think she won a slam on her opponent's nerves and umpire's incompetence. I can think that way if I want. As soon as she becomes a favourite in a tournament, her game will crumble. I don't like people who can't handle pressure.

You answered your own question.

Listen, it's obvious to everybody, except yourself apparently, that your hatred of Sam all comes down to the fact that she beat Serena in that final. But that hatred, and the things you post to justify it, are not supported by any reasonable analysis.

Nobody is asking you to like Sam, and nobody, least of all Sam herself, is claiming she's in the same league as your fave. But your characterization of her as the epitome of all that is despicable in tennis is not shared by anybody serious and knowledgable in the world of tennis, including Serena herself. Serena has long since moved on from that disappointment, as have the majority of her fans. Is it too much to ask for you to do the same? Or at least to keep your bile to yourself?

tennisforadults
Jun 2nd, 2012, 08:54 AM
Why would I be jealous of her? :rolleyes: I don't like her game and I think she's overrated and I think she won a slam on her opponent's nerves and umpire's incompetence.

It was ONE POINT. Get over it. Serena got trashed 6-2 6-3. The same umpire used the same rule in her favour this time at the French. And guess what happened?

I don't like people who can't handle pressure.

Says the fan of the player who lost a GS final and a GS 1st round due to pressure. :shrug:

aussietennisfan
Jun 2nd, 2012, 12:16 PM
Stosur fans. :help:



Why would I be jealous of her? :rolleyes: I don't like her game and I think she's overrated and I think she won a slam on her opponent's nerves and umpire's incompetence. I can think that way if I want. As soon as she becomes a favourite in a tournament, her game will crumble. I don't like people who can't handle pressure.

Cos she has a Grand Slam and you do not. Quite simple really.

Linda R
Jun 3rd, 2012, 01:08 AM
Stosur fans. :help:



Why would I be jealous of her? :rolleyes: I don't like her game and I think she's overrated and I think she won a slam on her opponent's nerves and umpire's incompetence. I can think that way if I want. As soon as she becomes a favourite in a tournament, her game will crumble. I don't like people who can't handle pressure.

So Serena has 41WTA titles, 13 grand slams and you think she was nervous, against Sam, who at the time had 4 WTA singles tiles and no grand slam titles, defies logic.
It's history, I'm sure Serena has moved on, 'bout time you did too.

Towanda
Jun 3rd, 2012, 01:51 AM
It was ONE POINT. Get over it. Serena got trashed 6-2 6-3. The same umpire used the same rule in her favour this time at the French. And guess what happened?



Says the fan of the player who lost a GS final and a GS 1st round due to pressure. :shrug:

And regarding that one point due to "umpire incompetence." First of all it was a correct call. Secondly, no one who watched that match can seriously say that point had anything to do with Sam winning that match. It really benefited Serena much more than Sam, as the crowd really started making a fuss, and Sam lost her next service game.

As usual, Serena fans have some pretty jacked up recollections of what really happened. This isn't quite as bad as their statements that Serena was disqualified in the '09 QF against Clijsters, as if they can't recognize that getting a point penalty on match point is NOT a disqualification, but still, that anyone could bring up that hindrance call in the the '11 USO final as something that harmed Serena is delusional at best.