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Singleniacki
Aug 31st, 2012, 04:45 PM
Mess. But well done.

misty1
Aug 31st, 2012, 04:45 PM
:bounce: 4th round at the US is amazing after her grand slam season so far.good luck against petra

Djezonfly
Aug 31st, 2012, 04:46 PM
Awful match :help: Marion better step it up or she'll lose to Parmentier...

wildemu
Aug 31st, 2012, 04:46 PM
marion double faulted on that match point but kristina never challenged it. Hot Mess this one.

Djezonfly
Aug 31st, 2012, 04:47 PM
marion double faulted on that match point but kristina never challenged it. Hot Mess this one.

There was no hawkeye on this court. Lots of dodgy line calls and overrules :tape:

Natural Joe
Aug 31st, 2012, 04:49 PM
A win is a win :o

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misty1
Aug 31st, 2012, 04:50 PM
now that im over my happiness that she actually took advantage of the draw i agree, she needs to step it up

ElusiveChanteuse
Aug 31st, 2012, 04:52 PM
Surprised Marion is still alright after seeing her so exhausted during the USO series.

Vikapower
Aug 31st, 2012, 04:53 PM
Kristina really needs to work on her application, concentration, focus [...] all these stupid shots missed in basic rallying situations where you have the feeling she's not doing nothing special with the ball and just misses. :o

I knew she would have had to lose to the first set to be more relaxed (these frenchy-frenchy matches :zzz:) and play better in the second set, it happened just like that but so much inconsistency against a scrub as a better player is just not good. :( Good tournament but could have been much better the 4th round was accessible. :sobbing:

Most of her shots were too central and few times she applied the winning tactics but abandoned them for whatever reasons few games later. Serve was mostly invisible too. :o

Jorn
Aug 31st, 2012, 04:53 PM
well done Marion! :)

Iceland
Aug 31st, 2012, 04:54 PM
Marion looks fresh but her tennis still isn't there. Kiki had her number in the second set but failed to take the important points because of her inexperience/dodgy backhand/bad shot selection.
Good luck against Kvitova, Marion, you'll need that!

Ferg
Aug 31st, 2012, 04:57 PM
Please win more than 2 games against Petra this time Marion :scared:

Tenis Srbija
Aug 31st, 2012, 04:57 PM
Another shitfest match at USO :cheer: I like it :drool:

rrfnpump
Aug 31st, 2012, 04:57 PM
Mladenovic had 4*-2 30-00. Also two BPs in the final game.

After seeing this performance, I am not sure if Mladenovic will ever really break through. She just lacks a brain. Her shot selection is terrible (what was she thinking with all that drop shots?) and she doesnt seem to be mentally strong as well. She has all the weapons, a great serve and lots of power from the baseline, but no brain to use them.

Iceland
Aug 31st, 2012, 05:07 PM
Mladenovic had 4*-2 30-00. Also two BPs in the final game.

After seeing this performance, I am not sure if Mladenovic will ever really break through. She just lacks a brain. Her shot selection is terrible (what was she thinking with all that drop shots?) and she doesnt seem to be mentally strong as well. She has all the weapons, a great serve and lots of power from the baseline, but no brain to use them.

You know, she has beaten a top 20 player and reached 3rd round of a Slam which is, for junior standards, still some kind of breakthrough.
I wouldn't draw too many conclusions from a match between 2 French players, they are usually awful. Kiki is still very much unexperienced, which can account for her bad shot selection. She proved a couple of times she could outrally Marion without going for the big shots. She can play smart. I'm sure that playing doubles will help her to have the right mind at the right time. Time will tell but I wouldn't count her out.

jedw
Aug 31st, 2012, 05:30 PM
Yey!

Thankyou Marion, not only for not loosing in the first round like I feared, but for getting into the 4th.

Some dodgy calls if you ask me. Some of Marions serves were called fault and in some cases looked good to me, and no hawkeye. This is BS if you ask me; if you are going to have a system like hawkeye it should be on every court, it's not fair on the players who get relegated to the outside courts.

Marionated
Aug 31st, 2012, 05:54 PM
Finally back in the second week of a major :sobbing:

Can't really see her making much of an impact vs Petra, but she's greatly exceeded my expectations here anyway.

momo_rama
Sep 1st, 2012, 07:57 AM
marions attacking game is shit at the mo. Mladenovic really didn't have the confidence to take this match, her whole body language was just weak. But she has effortless power, a serve with some variety and solid movement. I actually wouldn't be surprised if st.barts took kvitty out, she can step it up on the big stages and Petra must be starting to feel tired.

Sombrerero loco
Sep 1st, 2012, 08:15 AM
sad for tennis mladenovic didnt win this

LightsOut!
Sep 1st, 2012, 09:11 AM
Congrats Marion :)
This should be Romy's place in R4 though :sad:

Kristina :hug:

jedw
Sep 1st, 2012, 09:46 AM
sad for tennis mladenovic didnt win this

You would support anyone over marion, your hate is obsession.

Tennis is sad for you :p

rnwerner
Sep 1st, 2012, 12:44 PM
Marion plays so so bad that it hurts.
She is in the 4th round of a slam with 10% of her tennis.
She looks like a shadow of her 2011 form or early 2012 form.

It's a good sign for her career that she is in 4th round even with bad tennis.

That just shows what's still possible.

Marion should work on her serve and fitness hard again.

flareon
Sep 1st, 2012, 01:33 PM
Marion 4th round so happy for her :)