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misty1
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:53 PM
Thank goodness she got through that one. The 4th round is here for the taking for her if she plays well enough

Dodge
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:54 PM
And does that mean she moves back into the top 10 at Caro's expense?

deliverance.
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:54 PM
Romina said "fuck off" to her coach? :hysteric:

:sad: She should win this... clearly better player in this match.

Sassy-Na
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:54 PM
Caro :hug:

edificio
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:54 PM
Good fight from Marion and well done figuring out Oprandi at the end.

flareon
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:55 PM
Wow Marion she looked like she had won the whole thing, she had two people in the crowd as well not only Dr Walter I am happy marion won KiKi next :oh:

Jimmie48
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:55 PM
And does that mean she moves back into the top 10 at Caro's expense?

Yes.

Peggy Mitchell
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:55 PM
Great fight from Marion.

Woz out of top 10 :wavey:

Bayo
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:55 PM
With a looney scoreline like that, I'm guessing Marion's antics were legendary.

Natural Joe
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:56 PM
:cheer:

misty1
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:56 PM
And does that mean she moves back into the top 10 at Caro's expense?

yes it does

happy for marion, feel bad for caroline

Djezonfly
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:57 PM
Crazy woman... :sobbing: I love you !

Romina get your ass higher up the rankings asap !

Tennis Fool
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:57 PM
If Marion had lost that match, incredibly 44% of the Top Half would have consisted of players from outside the Top 50. And Woz would have still been Top 10.

Ferg
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:58 PM
Terrific match, missed the second set but the third set was extremely high quality from both of them, Oprandi was giving Marion absolutely nothing and was hitting plenty of winners herself. Marion stepped it up after Oprandi got to game point to make it 5-3, hit about 5 winners over the next 8 points. Fought extremely hard for it and its great to see that back. Way less double faults than what we've been seeing but shes said she's figured out the new motion to reduce the pain in her shoulder. Very encouraging.

Win obviously meant a huge amount to her after a tough few months, ran straight back over to hug Walter after the handshake. Pretty big support from the crowd too which was nice.

Ferg
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:59 PM
With a looney scoreline like that, I'm guessing Marion's antics were legendary.

Not really. Only 4 or 5 'allez's in the last 7-8 games when it got tight.

plokploky
Aug 29th, 2012, 11:59 PM
:cheer:Thought she was done for after that 2nd set. Back into top 10.

Shvedbarilescu
Aug 30th, 2012, 12:00 AM
Dammit. Really bummed. Romina was playing beautifully. Great match. Sadly towards the end Romina got a little, just a little, tight and Marion fought extremely well too.

Unfortunate and a result that was against the run of play (Romina actually won more points 86 to 80) but that's how it goes sometimes and credit to Marion for showing some great resilience.

Blu€
Aug 30th, 2012, 12:01 AM
Good fighting from Marion, though it should have been easier against an opponnent who hasn't got a backhand. That said, Oprandi was great at times, shame she has to slice her backhand most times.
Marion always looks like she's about to die on court yet she runs and runs even after the match is over :lol:

Nicolas
Aug 30th, 2012, 12:01 AM
Only fighting spirit won her the match.... her attacking game was pretty much nowhere to be seen :o

Dexter
Aug 30th, 2012, 12:01 AM
3rd set was amazing quality. Shame one of them had to lose.

Matej
Aug 30th, 2012, 12:02 AM
Romina! :help: :mad: :smash: You really could and should have won this match.

The fact that she hit like 50 times more beautiful shots etc. than Bartoli throughout the match is only a small consolation, really. :fiery: :awww: :banghead:

M.S.F
Aug 30th, 2012, 12:25 AM
Thank god.
Don't lose to Mladenovic now :rolleyes:

swim4life227
Aug 30th, 2012, 12:26 AM
How did I know I'd open this thread to find comments about Caro being out of the top 10 :lol:

Blind Watchmaker
Aug 30th, 2012, 12:27 AM
Marion :bounce:

rnwerner
Aug 30th, 2012, 12:34 AM
Oprandi was the better player gamewise.
But Bartoli is mentally in another league.
Not only Bartoli is one of the best players in the world in terms of mentl strength, Romina was very nervous in the end. And angry.
She should and could have won this match against a Top 12 player.

2nd set was pure magic from Romina, outstanding shots.
She is so talented, she can play so many different things.
She played a few sensational dropshots.

In the end 2 dropshots were not so good and Bartoli played some aggressive tennis.

Tight and interesting 3rd set from both.

sxeraserhead
Aug 30th, 2012, 12:38 AM
Oprandi :hug: stay healthy.

.Andrew.
Aug 30th, 2012, 12:51 AM
Say what you want about Marion... She is playing pretty poorly for her standards, yet she continues to gut out wins. Same can't be said a lot of good players who are out of form right now :lol: Make R4 now :yeah:

Romina :hug: She played a great match again, but got a bit tight towards the end as she did against Petkovic, but unfortunately couldn't gut this one out :hug: Hope she can stay healthy because she has a beautiful game to watch :yeah:

dsanders06
Aug 30th, 2012, 01:07 AM
Saw most of the 3rd set. I knew Oprandi's reputation as a dropshot mistress and thus was actually quite surprised Marion had even taken a set.....but then I saw that Oprandi's groundstrokes were even more scrubbish than I could've anticipated, so even Marion in shit form and with her 2nd-round mental block was not going to find a way to lose this.

Avenge Pavs now please Marion :yeah:

UDACHi
Aug 30th, 2012, 04:00 AM
marion. :hearts: such a mess, gunna be eliminated soon. but good win.

silverwhite
Aug 30th, 2012, 05:06 AM
Terrific match, missed the second set but the third set was extremely high quality from both of them, Oprandi was giving Marion absolutely nothing and was hitting plenty of winners herself. Marion stepped it up after Oprandi got to game point to make it 5-3, hit about 5 winners over the next 8 points. Fought extremely hard for it and its great to see that back. Way less double faults than what we've been seeing but shes said she's figured out the new motion to reduce the pain in her shoulder. Very encouraging.

Win obviously meant a huge amount to her after a tough few months, ran straight back over to hug Walter after the handshake. Pretty big support from the crowd too which was nice.

The French supporters at the match (some stayed on from Gasquet's match, which was on the same court) :worship:

And the Swiss fans were trying to rival them but failed, IMO :spit:

Yashal
Aug 30th, 2012, 06:30 AM
Better player lost :awww:

BTW, bye Caro :wavey:

burn
Aug 30th, 2012, 08:14 AM
Romina :bigcry: :hug:
Congrats Cake :)

Sombrerero loco
Aug 30th, 2012, 08:29 AM
of course oprandi had to screw it up while serving for 6-6 third set :facepalm:

FORZA SARITA
Aug 30th, 2012, 09:14 AM
what an unfair result :confused:
Romina deserved this match more, hope someway this performance gives her some confidence because finally she's FIT (not italian federation :oh:) and her game is on fire so she has all the cards to enter in top50 playing in this way :)