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mk27
Aug 6th, 2012, 06:33 PM
1st round bye
2nd round Martinez Sanchez/Suarez-Navarro
3rd round likely Azarenka

mk27
Aug 6th, 2012, 06:35 PM
Doubles with Peng

maturedgirl
Aug 6th, 2012, 06:36 PM
OmG ne Spanierin :scared:

Falls es dazu kommt: Azarenka wär mal was Neues, aber durchaus interessant ;)

Und Peng hatten wir doch auch schon mal. Die Chinesen liegen ihr :lol:

Lisickinator
Aug 6th, 2012, 06:40 PM
https://p.twimg.com/Azoa0d8CIAAlSUE.jpg:large

maturedgirl
Aug 6th, 2012, 06:43 PM
Das untere Draw ist ja ein Witz: Gratulation Angie :worship:

Bekommen wir wohl wieder ein polnisches Halbfinale :tape:

Jimmie48
Aug 6th, 2012, 06:51 PM
Ohje, Vika in Runde 3, das ist undankbar.

Michael!
Aug 6th, 2012, 07:18 PM
CSN or MJMS, both not in great shape and both have to be beatable on hard, no doubt about that!
Azarenka is tough but will be interesting, Sabine didn´t play her now for over 2 years but she always had chances against her.
In Memphis she was break ahead in 3rd set, in Sydney she had 53 in 3rd set.....we´ll see how it will be this time but she has to win her first match first.

I hope for a more consistent Sabine now, so please reach 3rd round at least!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ziva
Aug 6th, 2012, 07:32 PM
1st round bye
2nd round Martinez Sanchez/Suarez-Navarro
3rd round likely Azarenka

:facepalm:

da wird es schon schwer gegen die Spanierinnen glaube ich.

Naja hoffen wir mal auf einen Sieg, mehr scheint nicht drin zu sein.

mk27
Aug 7th, 2012, 08:49 PM
2nd round opponent is CSN

maturedgirl
Aug 8th, 2012, 07:05 AM
She will play her first round on thursday :yeah:
One more day to climatize.

TimeyWimey
Aug 8th, 2012, 12:28 PM
Doubles today, wish all the bad luck in london stay away from her and the match full of joy


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TimeyWimey
Aug 8th, 2012, 09:28 PM
that was so easy, 6-2 6-1 :) who could ask for a better start after Olympics

misty1
Aug 8th, 2012, 09:33 PM
Fantastic start to the doubles event with shushu. Nice way to work out the disappointment of london

JohnMcP
Aug 8th, 2012, 09:52 PM
They won 89% of their first service points. :bounce: Hopefully this is a sign she can relax playing in a "regular" tournament. Without all the pressure of Wimbledon and the Olympics she can just focus on playing her game.;)

lovethetennis
Aug 9th, 2012, 12:13 AM
Sabine plays both her singles and doubles matches Thursday on Court 9. No cameras out there I guess?? :(
http://www.wtatennis.com/SEWTATour-Archive/posting/2012/806/OP.pdf

TimeyWimey
Aug 9th, 2012, 01:01 AM
no coverage for sure, other than that i sort of like this arrangement, singles and doubles on the same court, 1 or 2 matches apart


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Ziva
Aug 9th, 2012, 05:21 AM
Only CC is streamed, so no coverage, no surprise she didn't get the CC for first round.
If she can win it, we will definately see her vs vika, but CSN will be tough enough, so let's see what's possible there first.


@timey Sent from my Iphone 6;) :lol:

TimeyWimey
Aug 9th, 2012, 02:26 PM
Only CC is streamed, so no coverage, no surprise she didn't get the CC for first round.
If she can win it, we will definately see her vs vika, but CSN will be tough enough, so let's see what's possible there first.


@timey Sent from my Iphone 6;) :lol:

Bine must already have been a grand slam champion when you send from iPhone 6, am i right Ziva? ;)

Ziva
Aug 9th, 2012, 07:18 PM
Lost first round in her typical way.

precious important 125 point not taken, down the Rankings we go :o

Dorien.
Aug 9th, 2012, 07:40 PM
Bine :hug:

I read on twitter she looked injured :shrug:

Ian Aberdon
Aug 9th, 2012, 09:15 PM
I despair. :bigcry:

CillyUltra
Aug 9th, 2012, 10:42 PM
Sabine's first comments on twitter after her match:

http://s19.postimage.org/8tujav94z/image.jpg



Means no injury. :lol:

Mojobackhand
Aug 9th, 2012, 10:50 PM
Sabine's first comment on twitter after her match:

http://s19.postimage.org/d1pbjmakf/image_normal.jpg Sabine Lisicki ‏@sabinelisicki
Bolt..... Simply unbelievable!



Means no injury. :lol:



Means: brain is still in London. :rolleyes:
Yeah, who cares about ranking points anyway?

CillyUltra
Aug 9th, 2012, 11:16 PM
Sabine's first comments on twitter after her match:

http://s19.postimage.org/8tujav94z/image.jpg



Means no injury. :lol:


She watched the gold medal match in beach volleyball of Brink/Reckermann after her match. That was mandatory for a German Olympian. ;)

TimeyWimey
Aug 9th, 2012, 11:33 PM
then why bother enter Montreal, she could stay in the village and watch whenever she wants

smarties
Aug 10th, 2012, 12:43 AM
She was playing great in the 1st, inexplicably lost the 2nd and in the 3rd she had the break but got broken back and call the trainer (I think at 3-3), and he checked her pressure and her ears (maybe some kind of infection) anyway after that she just spun her serve in and her shots had no pace and she called the trainer again so she definitely was not 100%

Mike81
Aug 10th, 2012, 02:02 AM
Judging by her tweets she probably had her mind more on the Olympics than her tennis? :shrug:...

Seriously though hope her injury isn't bad. I didn't see this match, the time difference is bad for me.

JohnMcP
Aug 10th, 2012, 04:45 AM
I had no problem with her playing mixed doubles and how much it meant to her -- she called it "the most important tournament of her career," so I can understand how ranking points aren't at the front of her mind at the moment. That being said, if she decides to play in Montreal she needs to bring total focus, which does appear to be still on the Olympics. Maybe focusing on the Olympics is a way of taking her mind off of her illness/injury, which has got to be enormously frustrating for her. Since no one appears to know exactly what her condition is (maybe even her), it's hard to speculate what is going on. :confused::wazzup:

JohnMcP
Aug 10th, 2012, 04:59 AM
Still set for doubles tomorrow at noon on Court 9, so hopefully that's a sign things aren't too bad.

Ziva
Aug 10th, 2012, 05:22 AM
No word, no sorry fans I failed, only watching Olympics, right before and after the match.
Well i would say her momentarily prioritys are clear now. :help:

If she blows the next tournament like this, her ranking and her US open chances will drop a lot. Thank god the Olympics are over till then :p

maturedgirl
Aug 10th, 2012, 07:36 AM
Means: brain is still in London. :rolleyes:


So siehts aus! :fiery:
Ich bin echt enttäuscht, zum ersten Mal nicht traurig, sondern enttäuscht von ihr. Dann hätte sie halt in London bleiben sollen und soll die Tennissaison beenden und ihr Leben genießen. :shrug:

Diese Niederlage ist echt peinlich. http://www.smilies.4-user.de/include/Schilder/nee.gif

Ian Aberdon
Aug 10th, 2012, 07:58 AM
Certainly looks like her mind was still at the Olympics. Plus coming over to Montreal quite late - I guess it caught up with her. Perhaps she should have skipped Montreal & moved straight to Cincy. She's losing points either way! :lol:

Michael!
Aug 10th, 2012, 11:43 AM
seems like she felt tired then in 3rd set, so no injury, that´s the good thing.
Just hope that it isn´t another virus or sth, that would affect her for longer but she did not say anything on twitter so I just think that she got tired too early as of the long journey and the busy week in London, her body isn´t that strong, we all know that.

So good for her now to have a few days off,doubles is a good training for her and anyway, her head is still in London, not even mentioned her match on twitter, so it´s better for her anyway that she will play her next match when Olympics are over :spit:

I somehow hope for a decent result in NY, has to defend 4th round there, beside that I don´t expect anythin from her for the rest of 2012. She should try to get the seeding for Melbourne and then just give 110% in the off season for 2013 but would be good if she would be able to score some better results at some bigger tournaments before at least (Cinci,NY,Tokio etc.)

Ziva
Aug 10th, 2012, 06:38 PM
Won the doubles, so no injury, just played like shit.
As a Bonus Azarenka has withdrawn, huge opportunity for some major points missed, well done Sabine :rolleyes:

Ian Aberdon
Aug 10th, 2012, 06:43 PM
Go get the Dubs T Sabs! :lol:

Omega1
Aug 10th, 2012, 06:53 PM
I also think that she was tired. Otherwise, they would win this match quickly. As we all know, they could not cancel the tournament, due to very high penalty.
Aberdon your pleasure is wretchedly disgraceful
.

Ziva
Aug 10th, 2012, 06:56 PM
I also think that she was tired. Otherwise, they would win this match quickly. As we all know, they could not cancel the tournament, due to very high penalty.
Aberdon your pleasure is wretchedly disgraceful
.

what penalty, she now has zweo points, wouldn't be different if she had skipped it.

Doubles on the tour is just :lol: noone cares.

Her focus has to be singles

TimeyWimey
Aug 10th, 2012, 07:30 PM
I also think that she was tired. Otherwise, they would win this match quickly. As we all know, they could not cancel the tournament, due to very high penalty.
Aberdon your pleasure is wretchedly disgraceful
.

i don't think she will recieve any penalty for withdrawing a premier 5 commitment, that only applies to top 10 player

Ian Aberdon
Aug 10th, 2012, 07:57 PM
I also think that she was tired. Otherwise, they would win this match quickly. As we all know, they could not cancel the tournament, due to very high penalty.
Aberdon your pleasure is wretchedly disgraceful
.

They do says some Germans are devoid of humour...here's another example from the same person, who seems to hate me for some reason...:shrug:

Is not my idea - ask the experte "Ian Assberdon"... If one german succesfull girl lose vs easyer opponent, he just suggest immendiately: "change coach".. . Is he unemployedi coach looking for new job ?

Recognise it Omega?

I'm a Sabine fan & I'll post here when I want, what I want. :kiss:

TimeyWimey
Aug 10th, 2012, 08:48 PM
i guess miss Lisicki retires :o

Ziva
Aug 10th, 2012, 08:56 PM
What the Fuck
simply unbelievable

Sabinator.
Aug 10th, 2012, 08:58 PM
I just can't with her, you know what I'm saying? :tape: WHAT-ERR, WHAT-ERR...

Omega1
Aug 10th, 2012, 09:09 PM
They do says some Germans are devoid of humour...here's another example from the same person, who seems to hate me for some reason...:shrug:

Is not my idea - ask the experte "Ian Assberdon"... If one german succesfull girl lose vs easyer opponent, he just suggest immendiately: "change coach".. . Is he unemployedi coach looking for new job ?

Recognise it Omega?

I'm a Sabine fan & I'll post here when I want, what I want. :kiss:

you're not a tennis fan
you're not a Sabine fan
you will always write what you want inferiority to your to forget :help:

Lisickinator
Aug 10th, 2012, 09:54 PM
(1) Huber/Raymond (USA/USA) d. Lisicki/Peng (GER/CHN) 65 ret. (Lisicki: left abdominal injury)

the same injury she had in Wimbledon :(

lovethetennis
Aug 10th, 2012, 10:01 PM
(1) Huber/Raymond (USA/USA) d. Lisicki/Peng (GER/CHN) 65 ret. (Lisicki: left abdominal injury)

the same injury she had in Wimbledon :(

That's bad news to hear :( Where did you find that out?

Lisickinator
Aug 10th, 2012, 10:03 PM
http://www.wtatennis.com/page/Scores/

Ziva
Aug 10th, 2012, 10:05 PM
This becomes a running gag, how many times did she have that exact same problem now, have stopped counting.

Get a proper Team and sort out this abdominal injury shit .

lovethetennis
Aug 10th, 2012, 10:08 PM
http://www.wtatennis.com/page/Scores/

Thanks :) It's not that I'm lazy, I checked several other places for information on the match, but I completely forgot to check the wta site :p

Ian Aberdon
Aug 10th, 2012, 10:13 PM
you're not a tennis fan
you're not a Sabine fan
you will always write what you want inferiority to your to forget :help:

Try to make sense if you want to converse with me, loser. :haha:

Ian Aberdon
Aug 10th, 2012, 10:29 PM
Too bad Sabs had to pull out & with a familiar injury. Better she do so now, but I wonder about Cincy.

TimeyWimey
Aug 10th, 2012, 11:35 PM
i think she withdraws cincy, they are drawing top 16 female players but i couldn't find her name :bigcry:

Ziva
Aug 10th, 2012, 11:48 PM
she has...

So we will see her next at the US-Open i guess, i don't believe in her playing Dallas :o

Michael!
Aug 11th, 2012, 12:09 AM
:o it´s just :o, nothing to else to say!
It´s the same all over again, I only say that I want her to be healthy and play a full schedule and what happens?
After Wimbledon she withdraws from two tournaments, right after London she shows a pathetic match against CSN and has withdraws right after from Cinci? and now? another long break before NY? means no points obviously AND Sabine is just beatable for everyone after longer breaks, we saw that against Jabeur.

So, just :facepalm:, the same all over again, Lisicki with 3 or 4 good tournaments in a year, rest is shit as of bad play or injuries etc.

Mike81
Aug 11th, 2012, 02:52 AM
Another injury (or the same one) it's very disappointing of course, but the way I read some of the posts in here, it's as if some people seem to blame Sabine for getting injured :confused: or that she's not working hard enough to prevent injury, clearly she's worked very hard with her training. I think people should be less critical and more sympathetic to her :hug: Some players are just injury prone, anyone who follows a variety of sports know this. Maybe you should lower your expectations for Sabine, she's a human and not a machine.

JohnMcP
Aug 11th, 2012, 04:37 AM
One of the reasons (among many others) I can relate to Sabine more than any of the other players is that I have suffered frequently from both injuries and illnesses. My bad knees have kept me off the court for the most part during the last three years and I have suffered from my share unexplainable viruses. Anyway, I know first hand some of the frustration Sabine is going through (although I realize hers is even greater than mine because I must admit my injuries have never prevented me from realizing world class talent).

While she has worked hard she needs to at least try doing something different in her training. I have wondered whether she has focused too heavily on weights which, although it has made her stronger than most of the other players, I know firsthand that it can make one more susceptible to injury and illness and acctually make it harder to move on the court. I have recently taken up hot yoga which improves not only strength, but flexibility, endurance, concentration, and balance, as well as injury prevention and recovery. It has given me new hope in returning to the court and may be the missing piece of the puzzle Sabine needs. I'm not saying she needs to give up weights completely, but with her being injured so much, something different like this is worth a try.

Michael!
Aug 11th, 2012, 10:08 AM
Another injury (or the same one) it's very disappointing of course, but the way I read some of the posts in here, it's as if some people seem to blame Sabine for getting injured :confused: or that she's not working hard enough to prevent injury, clearly she's worked very hard with her training. I think people should be less critical and more sympathetic to her :hug: Some players are just injury prone, anyone who follows a variety of sports know this. Maybe you should lower your expectations for Sabine, she's a human and not a machine.

yeah, right, we all know that u only get critical when she doesn´t reply to u on twitter :spit:

anyway, I think no one of us is blaming her for getting injured but as a fan it is just frustrating to see that Sabine obviously isn´t able to play a full schedule as her body is just too weak.

maturedgirl
Aug 11th, 2012, 10:27 AM
While she has worked hard she needs to at least try doing something different in her training. I have wondered whether she has focused too heavily on weights which, although it has made her stronger than most of the other players, I know firsthand that it can make one more susceptible to injury and illness and acctually make it harder to move on the court. I have recently taken up hot yoga which improves not only strength, but flexibility, endurance, concentration, and balance, as well as injury prevention and recovery. It has given me new hope in returning to the court and may be the missing piece of the puzzle Sabine needs. I'm not saying she needs to give up weights completely, but with her being injured so much, something different like this is worth a try.

Thanks, you mentioned exactly what I think since her injury in Charleston, but I wasn't able to express it in english as well as you did in your quoted post :worship:

She obviously concentrated too much to bulk up a body like serena supposed to be the strongest in the circle...but serena looks yet much more flexible and moves better than Sabine. She seems really to disregard her back muscels, you can see it when you watch her walking from backside. Her pose is not exemplary. Yoga (I do myself and lost all my back problems in a short time) and dancing (modern or classic/ballet) could help her, but I really wonder if her fitness consultings are that backwards or if it's "SHE" (being indiscerning):shrug:

Enfach nur SCHADE! Cause she is in control of her own destiny :rolleyes:

anyway, I think no one of us is blaming her for getting injured but as a fan it is just frustrating to see that Sabine obviously isn´t able to play a full schedule as her body is just too weak. Oh yeah! http://www.smilies.4-user.de/include/Schilder/smilie_g_024.gif

Mike81
Aug 11th, 2012, 12:48 PM
yeah, right, we all know that u only get critical when she doesn´t reply to u on twitter :spit:

anyway, I think no one of us is blaming her for getting injured but as a fan it is just frustrating to see that Sabine obviously isn´t able to play a full schedule as her body is just too weak.

She hasn't replied to me for months and maybe she won't again and if so it's just a phase that is now over and I am still her fan anyway.

That is not relevant though to our discussion here. I think maybe expectations of her are too high, especially because she's a top German player and hyped to be the 'next Steffi' and her Wimbledon results increase expectation. This was supposed to be the year she cracked the top ten but injury and inconsistent form hasn't allowed that.

I agree, it appears she doesn't have the fitness to go for a long period without injuries, she is just injury prone and there's always players like that in sport. I'm not sure if anyone knows how to fix it but I'll continue to support her. Maybe she should try some different fitness regimens, relax her body more with some yoga or something like that as boomerangkid said. I hope all her fans that have come along with high expectations aren't going to just discard her because they've lost patience with her injuries and erratic results. I care about her as a person first and foremost, so I'll keep following her even when she's injured and losing.

Mojobackhand
Aug 11th, 2012, 12:48 PM
Thanks, you mentioned exactly what I think since her injury in Charleston, but I wasn't able to express it in english as well as you did in your quoted post :worship:

She obviously concentrated too much to bulk up a body like serena supposed to be the strongest in the circle...but serena looks yet much more flexible and moves better than Sabine. She seems really to disregard her back muscels, you can see it when you watch her walking from backside. Her pose is not exemplary. Yoga (I do myself and lost all my back problems in a short time) and dancing (modern or classic/ballet) could help her, but I really wonder if her fitness consultings are that backwards or if it's "SHE" (being indiscerning):shrug:

Enfach nur SCHADE! Cause she is in control of her own destiny :rolleyes:

Oh yeah! http://www.smilies.4-user.de/include/Schilder/smilie_g_024.gif


I can hardly believe that. Considering she trains at Bolletieri's that much she must be provided with a thought-out fitness schedule fit to her needs and which addresses movement and flexibility as well. At least that's what I would expect... :shrug:

Ian Aberdon
Aug 11th, 2012, 03:19 PM
But she's picking up recurrent injuries Mojo, so something's not quite right. But I don't want to be accused of being her trainer or coach...or a non-fan.

I just hope she finds a way to improve her game, fitness & injury/illness record...& her luck!

maturedgirl
Aug 11th, 2012, 03:34 PM
I can hardly believe that. Considering she trains at Bolletieri's that much she must be provided with a thought-out fitness schedule fit to her needs and which addresses movement and flexibility as well. At least that's what I would expect... :shrug:

Nun ja, ich könnte dir in deutsch mehr dazu sagen, aber kurz zu deinem Enwand nur das: Sie ist keine 12 mehr und sicher relativ selbständig war ihre Trainingsgestaltung angeht. Inwieweit sie Gymnastikvorgaben erfüllt bzw. überhaupt Pläne hat, liegt (fürchte ich) inzwischen in eigener Verantwortung. Mir fiel jedenfalls auf, dass sie beim Warming up relativ kurze Einheiten mit Bändern absolvierte/ im Gegensatz zu deiner Lieblingsspielerin Stosur z.B...

Wenn man sich anschaut, wie sich ihr Körper und ihre Physischen Fähigkeiten die letzten 3 Jahre verändert haben, kann man daraus seine Schlüsse über ihr Training ziehen. Ihre obere/mittlere Rückenpartie wirkt nicht sehr stark (hast Dir doch sicher auch schon ihre Rückseite angesehen;)) ...na ja wenn sie sich öfter als andere die Bauch/Rückenmuskulatur zerrt, hat das Gründe und ist nicht Schicksal :)

Ziva
Aug 11th, 2012, 03:38 PM
...na ja wenn sie sich öfter als andere die Bauch/Rückenmuskulatur zerrt, hat das Gründe und ist nicht Schicksal :)

Eben und da muss jetzt endlich was gegen getan werden.

Einen Fitness Trainer hat sie ja dabei mittlerweile.

maturedgirl
Aug 11th, 2012, 05:35 PM
Eben und da muss jetzt endlich was gegen getan werden.

Einen Fitness Trainer hat sie ja dabei mittlerweile.

Ist das sicher?
Vielleicht sollte sie sich mal dazu äußern, um ihre Fans, die sie als Tennisspielerin schätzen (und nicht solche wie M und der Schotte hier im forum) bei Laune zu halten, aber wahrscheinlich wird sie jetzt erstmal wieder abtauchen und sich nur über Twitter äußern wenn Deutschland heute abend um Hockeygold spielt...

If her body isn't strong enough to play more than 5 tournaments a year...:tape:

Hab irgendwo gelesen, sie würde wohl auch Dallas nicht spielen, weiß jemand was Konkretes? Anybody knows if she will play Dallas? If not I'm pessimistic about US Open but ...http://www.smilies.4-user.de/include/Schilder/smilie_g_001.gif

Ziva
Aug 11th, 2012, 06:41 PM
Ist das sicher?
Vielleicht sollte sie sich mal dazu äußern, um ihre Fans, die sie als Tennisspielerin schätzen (und nicht solche wie M und der Schotte hier im forum) bei Laune zu halten, aber wahrscheinlich wird sie jetzt erstmal wieder abtauchen und sich nur über Twitter äußern wenn Deutschland heute abend um Hockeygold spielt...

If her body isn't strong enough to play more than 5 tournaments a year...:tape:

Hab irgendwo gelesen, sie würde wohl auch Dallas nicht spielen, weiß jemand was Konkretes? Anybody knows if she will play Dallas? If not I'm pessimistic about US Open but ...http://www.smilies.4-user.de/include/Schilder/smilie_g_001.gif

Hatte sie doch gesagt nach der Verletzung, das sie jetzt jemanden immer dabei hat für die Fitness. WEGEN DEN VIELEN VERLETZUNGEN UND KRANKHEITEN :lol:

Ja das ärgert einen schon, das sie nicht mal zwei Zeilen schreibt was nun los ist, nicht schön.

Also ich glaub nicht das sie Dallas spielt, aber da gibts noch keine Infos dazu, wahrscheinlich wissen die es eh selbst noch nicht.

maturedgirl
Aug 11th, 2012, 08:10 PM
Wenigstens die Finger sind in Ordnung und für die Hockey guys gabs erwartungsgemäß nen tweet :devil:

Das mit dem Fitnesstrainer war doch eine sehr vage Aussage... ;)

Ziva
Aug 11th, 2012, 08:35 PM
ne der war doch dann auch immer dabei, hab allerdings nicht mehr drauf geachtet ob der immernoch da ist.

Olympia na klar, wär sie doch da geblieben hätte sie mehr von gehabt.

Michael!
Aug 11th, 2012, 11:36 PM
HI all, unfortunately I had to pull out of Cincinnati with an abdominal injury. Its a real pity because I like playing here a lot...

can´t help it but somehow sounds like "oh, btw had to withdraw bla bla" :lol:
well, only thing which I don´t understand is that she felt fit enough to play two double matches in a row after her defeat to CSN but then decides to withdraw from Cinci.
well, whatever , it is an "old" injury anyway, so not that serious but she is probably afraid that it could get worse, so I hope that she will play Dallas but once again we can´t exepect much from her, as usual....

JohnMcP
Aug 12th, 2012, 03:05 AM
I think maybe expectations of her are too high, especially because she's a top German player and hyped to be the 'next Steffi' and her Wimbledon results increase expectation. This was supposed to be the year she cracked the top ten but injury and inconsistent form hasn't allowed that.



The "next Steffi" comparisons were unfortunate. I think Sabine has the potential to be one of the top players, if not the top, but no one will ever win even close to 23 grand slams in today's game. The style of play and depth of competition are far more grueling than anything Steffi had to face. The commentators seem to all blame the players who do reach #1 for being "pretenders" when I think it is just that much harder to stay at the top or even close to the top. (I'd like to see some of these commentators try to break the top 1000 in today's game:rolleyes:).
ate.

Sabine already puts way more pressure on herself than anyone else and all of the stress of Wimbledon and the Olympics have left her exhausted. (As her recent tweets about the Olympics and about someone setting her alarm at 4:30 a.m. seem to indicate:confused:). While we all love her emotional nature, I think it doesn't come without a cost. To paraphrase a recent Ivan Lendl quote, "being emotional makes it harder to win." We saw that after she beat Sharapova and, after a celebration that rivaled any tournament victory, looked out of it for most of the match the very next day. There's nothing better in tennis than watching Sabine win a match and her victories mean so much more to me because I see how much they mean to her. But it is harder to stay steady throughout an entire tournament or season when each victory is so monumental. I wouldn't ask her to become less emotional (even if she were capable), because it goes hand in hand with the rest of her personality, and I believe because of this personality she is more driven than the other players and has more potential. We just have to be patient as the more big victories she accumulates, the less emotional they will be and the more prepared Sabine will be for the next match. Hopefully, she can save her emotions for her even bigger victories to come.:woohoo:

thommus
Aug 12th, 2012, 10:03 AM
While we all love her emotional nature, I think it doesn't come without a cost. To paraphrase a recent Ivan Lendl quote, "being emotional makes it harder to win." We saw that after she beat Sharapova and, after a celebration that rivaled any tournament victory, looked out of it for most of the match the very next day. There's nothing better in tennis than watching Sabine win a match and her victories mean so much more to me because I see how much they mean to her. But it is harder to stay steady throughout an entire tournament or season when each victory is so monumental. I wouldn't ask her to become less emotional (even if she were capable), because it goes hand in hand with the rest of her personality, and I believe because of this personality she is more driven than the other players and has more potential.

I agree with you regarding her attraction from nice personality but it's no physical impossibility to work on getting more relaxed at practise sessions and in matches, without losing kindness and emotionality, to provide injuries sometimes coming from overworking. Her body looks fine to me but reduce few weight to move some easier might be a change for the better (healthier).

Don't get me wrong:I'm no proponent of weight reduction for reasons of appearance but the kind and frequency of her injuries indicate an unbalanced work. Serenas also suffered a lot from protracted injuries ;)

JohnMcP
Aug 13th, 2012, 03:02 AM
I agree that losing a little bulk will make it easier to move on the court and make her better able to make it through such a grueling schedule. You don't see a lot of Mr. and Ms. Olympias on the tennis courts because the more bulk you have, the more work you have to do to move on the court and the more tired you will get throughout a match. While she might lose a little power, I think she has power to spare and it might be good to sacrifice some power for movement, consistency, and endurance.

CarolineIsHot
Aug 17th, 2012, 04:59 PM
Sabine Lisicki @ Rogers Cup Montreal 2012 © Piero Lopane


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Amazing shot of Sabine!

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TimeyWimey
Aug 17th, 2012, 05:04 PM
^excellent shots, thank you very much :)

Sabinator.
Aug 17th, 2012, 07:38 PM
She looks fantastic in this outfit :inlove:

These sneakers are my favourite :inlove: