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saul1333
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:26 PM
Thank you Vika :hearts:

Perfect :)

GoofyDuck
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:27 PM
Serena or Errani now know who they're gonna double bagel :hearts:

Kairi
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:27 PM
http://i.minus.com/iAKohWarFZV32.gif
Vika found a new pigeon :haha:

azinna
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:27 PM
Good fight from both. Steadier stuff in the end from Vika.

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Vaidisova
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:27 PM
yesss Vika

Raiden
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:27 PM
http://sfwgif.com/gifs/that-zebra-is-a-boss-and-he-knows-it.gif

Juju Nostalgique
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:27 PM
Congrats Pizzarenka!!! :hearts:

Mary Cherry.
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:27 PM
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hurricanejeanne
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:27 PM
My soul hurt after that.

Now it's time to lube up for the Serena ass raping. :cheer:

Dave.
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:27 PM
Maria at the handshake :haha:

Vika :hearts:

misty1
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:27 PM
maria did alot better than i thought she would, i give her credit for making this competitive

but once vika got that second set it just felt NID

Patrick345
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:27 PM
Thank God the final will be much more relaxed. :hysteric:

hablo
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:27 PM
Well done, Azarenka...

Kept the promise about the post-match dance too. :haha:

Cya Sharpie! :bigwave:

VIK!
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:27 PM
YASSS!!!!
Thank you VIKA!!!:yippee:

Start da Game
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:28 PM
orgasmic...

FORZA SARITA
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:28 PM
win a game in final :lol:
Masha was so bad and still pushed it to 6-4 in the 3rd :eek::tape:

mdterp01
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:28 PM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-sdzYzUC7PlA/T8NMNzrC49I/AAAAAAAABQY/g2yZEdBUitU/s1600/the-grinch-grin.gif

Bye heifa!!!!! :wavey:

Temperenka
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:28 PM
Dedicating my 10,000th post to the lovely Victoria Azarenka, her first US Open final, and a great match.

Thank you, Vika! :inlove:

Natural Joe
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:28 PM
unnecessary first set but great fight! :yeah:

flareon
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:28 PM
Thats gunna hurt maria...
But Vika deserved to win, although her reaction annoyed me seemed a little arrogant... Ohh well with her making the final it will at least be competitive.

Smitten
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:28 PM
How sad. I've never seen Sharapova that expressive and emotive. She really did not want to lose today.

She tried her hardest to summon her indoor '06 hitting to no avail. Azarenka will get her lashing.

cellophane
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:28 PM
Way tougher than necessary but Bitchpova is out :drool:

Jimmie48
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:28 PM
EPIC!!!

Epic mental stability, epic comeback, epic dance...epic everything!!!

Now go get that freaking trophy you magnificent bumblebee!

Tennis Fool
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:28 PM
:D

Azarenka stealing the Petko dance :lol:

Stonerpova
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:28 PM
3-set record ruined :sad:

Abysmal returning from Sharapova. Azarenka kept the pressure on Maria like she always does, but Maria made life so difficult for herself with horrible serving and by hitting every single forehand right back to Azarenka.

Congrats to Vika. Enjoy getting demolished by Serena :)

young_gunner913
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:28 PM
Once again, Martha's 3 set record gets destroyed at the Open. :oh:

Congrats Veeeka!!! :worship:

LOL @ Martha running off the court. She was gone within a minute.

KoOlMaNsEaN
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:28 PM
That was a cat fight if I've ever heard one :p

Masha's serve just let her down again and it's a continuing trend in the pressure packed matches. Vika's whole game held strong and that was the difference!

C'grats Vika :)

Jane Lane
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:28 PM
Am I still alive? :shrug: I don't even know.

Whatever. USO FINAL! :hearts:

Now win more than 3 games cool beans.

Craigy I love you :hug:

duhcity
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:28 PM
That third set, Maria had to gut out every hold. Congrats Vika!!!

Serenita
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:28 PM
Fierce Vika!!!

$uricate
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:28 PM
Awful result.

Maria, where the fuck is your second serve?

Congrats on your second slam final Shrieking Demon :o

*Jool*
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:28 PM
:( !

Moveyourfeet
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:28 PM
Better player won. I'm only sad that if Serena wins, she won't get to wax that ass in a final again.

Joelina
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:28 PM
i am sad that Maria lost but happy that Serena won“t kill her again at least ;)

good match, really good that it wasn“t something like 6-2 6-1

Excelscior
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:28 PM
Well, Masha shouldn't ever made it this far (due to Mother Nature). So her fans can't be unhappy with the result. She went 2 rds farther than she should of.

Neither played great for the most of the match. And both will make nice cat food, for Serena's ravenous appetite (unless Errani pulls the humongous upset).

TheDream
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:29 PM
Vika only hit 18 winners? :eek: She will need more against Serena.

killerqueen
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:29 PM
Totally deflated, but well done to Vika. Hope she can make the final a match and not another beatdown.

Stamp Paid
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:29 PM
Sealed!!!
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9yi8cBxfZ1qebu4so1_500.gif

Andreas
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:29 PM
Vika, you beast :sobbing:

First set was fucking shit, thank god she found consistency.

What was with Maria? :unsure: She seemed so desperate/tight today.

Madoka
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:29 PM
NID...

but i have a huge respect for masha, any other player would have lost the 3rd 6-0

VIK!
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:29 PM
Dedicating my 10,000th post to the lovely Victoria Azarenka, her first US Open final, and a great match.

Thank you, Vika! :inlove:

:yeah:

bertoltbrecht
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:29 PM
My soul hurt after that.

Now it's time to lube up for the Serena ass raping. :cheer:

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

moby
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:29 PM
This was a bit like Maria's Australian semi against Kvitova. Started amazing, had a let down in the second set, and then raised her level in the third. Difference is that Vika is a more solid player and Maria couldn't outnerve her into errors when the match got tight.

That ad court serve is just laughable. :lol:

The Daviator
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:29 PM
Vika is such a boss :worship:

Still, she'll have to make way for the Boss Supreme in the final.

Sammo
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:29 PM
Vika only hit 18 winners? :eek: She will need more against Serena.

She'll need about 40 more to take a set off Serena :oh:

mm1147
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:29 PM
azarenka didn't win sharapova lost it :shrug:

joćo.
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:29 PM
44 Winners/42 UEs for Maria
19 Winners/19 UEs for Azarenka

:spit:

Cosmic Voices
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:29 PM
Both girls were amazing and Mashas fight was outstanding.
This was the real final but congrats to Vika :yeah:


Masha I fucking love you, amazing year :cheer:

producer88
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:29 PM
Ended up being an amazing battle, especially compared to the start! Standing-O to both Vika & Sharalova <333

Congrats Vika!!

Let.them.talk
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:30 PM
We did it :)

Rod the Bama
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:30 PM
What a great show from both ladies. :clap2:

Good job Vika :clap2: :hearts:

Tough loss Maria. :sad: :hug:

sxeraserhead
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:30 PM
What a grueling match. From midway in the 2nd set to midway through the 3rd set, there were so many great baseline rallies, especially Vika's consistent depth was just :eek: After that, Maria actually seemed to be tired out and had to rely on her serve to even stay in the match. I don't know what happened to Vika's serve though, it's not what it was in early hardcourt season.

Simugna Help
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:30 PM
Told ya (http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?p=22140030#post22140030)!

Great reaction from Vika after that final point :yeah:

Mashabator
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:30 PM
Fuck this Im gonna kill myself why couldn't you return or take any chances? Why why why

Gangstress
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:30 PM
Well done Vika. Maria looked really frustrated and kinda tired towards the end. It was pretty inevitable in the third set.

I hope Serena takes care of Errani though later.

volta
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:30 PM
YEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSS :hearts:

I love the dramatic ways Vika throws her racket whenever she wins a match :lol:

Brad[le]y.
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:30 PM
Stealing the Petko dance :yawn:

saul1333
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:30 PM
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VIK!
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:30 PM
We did it :)

:hi5:

toxina90
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:30 PM
http://i.minus.com/iAKohWarFZV32.gif

What is this from? :sobbing:

Maria's GS luck ran out.

Unlikely but hoping Azarenka can surprise us by taking the final to 3.

LDF
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:30 PM
Heartbreaker.

lenas warriors
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:30 PM
I heart Vika!! Well done. Great nerves, now try and do that again serena (probably).

Too bad maria. It seemed to mean too much for you. Good luck in asia

SidTheKid
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:31 PM
Now Serena will beat Vika comfortably :D but congrats

Halepsova
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:31 PM
Thank you, Vika. :kiss:

jameshazza
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:31 PM
Too many UE's in the end for Maria. Even though she lost it proved a point I made earlier that this would be decided on Maria's ground game and not her serving. Really should have broken to go 3-2 up but alas these days happen. Sucks that she ruined her 3 set record for the second year running at USO but I'd rather it go than her night match.

Even though it was clear to us tennis fans that a LOT of that tennis was ugly. The media and public will lap it up, which is always good for the tour.

Mary Cherry.
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:31 PM
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Annie.
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:31 PM
Quick! Someone GIF Vika dancing over what is left of poova's wig.

AcesHigh
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:31 PM
What a shitty match. Maria was so bad at the end.

Marionated
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:31 PM
Basically unless Maria serves an ace/unreturnable/good enough to set up a 1-2 punch then she's at an immediate disadvantage on serve because her footwork just can't deal with the speed and depth of the Azarenka ROS (which really is something- the way she made some of those 100+mph serves look like nothing :eek:), and Azarenka is the more consistent of the two in the rallies.

With all this in mind, Sharapova can't afford to return poorly, which she really did in that 3rd set.

A match of uneven quality but pretty enjoyable overall.

Patrick345
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:31 PM
The whole third set I could only think about the Australian Open and not the final, but the semifinal between Kvitova and Sharapova. Kvitova dominated the whole set and got broken in the end. I was so scared the same would happen here. Every Sharapova game over deuce and no break. It seemed Maria was a step slow in the end and if Vika managed to get into a rally she won most of the time. But Sharapova was really clutch, especially her deuce serve was a terror.

Stonerpova
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:32 PM
Stealing the Petko dance :yawn:

Poor girl doesn't have an original bone in her body :awww:

Yes I'm bitter and pressed. Don't bother calling me out on it.

SilverSlam
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:32 PM
NID. But I thought it would be a lot easier :oh:

Still, SFs and a set of Vika, a good tournament.

Vika :yeah: Good luck and hopefully you'll win some games :hug:

JamieOwen3
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:32 PM
Hard luck Maria. Congrats on being runner-up of the US Open Vika.

Stay classy babe and my fellow Maria fans you stay classy and be proud of her that she reached the SF after that virus. :)

joćo.
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:32 PM
Terrible match, it was up to Maria to take her chances or not and she was too exhausted for some reason. :rolleyes:
Still a great tournament and not a beat down as most expected as Azarenka has been GOAT here :hug:

ShiftyFella
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:32 PM
VikaZilla great job:cheer:


Overall match was poor performance by both, thought humanity is saved:bowdown:

$uricate
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:32 PM
Fuck this Im gonna kill myself why couldn't you return or take any chances? Why why why

Me too.

Mass suicide anyone?

Did Vika even do anything today?

moby
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:32 PM
What a shitty match. Maria was so bad at the end.Actually the third set was pretty high quality from both players.

Mr.Sharapova
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:32 PM
Congratulations Vika :hug:. A nice match.

Maria rest you and see you in Tokyo :yeah:. No way she was winning this anyway, Vika was more consistent so well done to her for reaching her first USO final.

Kampi
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:32 PM
Tough battle and of course of tough loss for Masha :kiss::hug:I love both girls so also BIG CONGRATS to Vika for reaching her first US Open final. In the end she was more solid and deserved to win. :worship::kiss::worship:

Julian.
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:33 PM
Masha :sobbing:

Thank you for making that competitive, but it's a pity now :hysteric:

matty
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:33 PM
:bigclap: Congrats to Vika--so proud of her! Way to keep fighting! :worship:

Hashim.
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:33 PM
I am fine with Vika winning but I absolutely cringe at her winning reactions. Everything looks so contrived.:tape:

Maria:o there is a thing called backhand down the line..you should try it sometimes. Return was as horrendous as ever. Missed opportunity.

cecilija
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:33 PM
What is this from? :sobbing:

Maria's GS luck ran out.

Unlikely but hoping Azarenka can surprise us by taking the final to 3.

La Usurpadora. :sobbing:

Patrick345
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:33 PM
Basically unless Maria serves an ace/unreturnable/good enough to set up a 1-2 punch then she's at an immediate disadvantage on serve because her footwork just can't deal with the speed and depth of the Azarenka ROS (which really is something- the way she made some of those 100+mph serves look like nothing :eek:), and Azarenka is the more consistent of the two in the rallies.

With all this in mind, Sharapova can't afford to return poorly, which she really did in that 3rd set.

A match of uneven quality but pretty enjoyable overall.

In the end Maria seemed a bit tired and Vika for once used a few angles on serve that stretched Maria.

rnwerner
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:33 PM
It is again the best thing we can have so far:

A good and tight match with a bad first set.


It was the same with Sharapova-Bartoli and Azarenka-Stosur.
It's not possible at the moment to have three good sets in a row.


2nd and 3rd set were high quality with nice and good rallies.

I'm happy with the winner of this match.

FINALLY we have something like a rivalry.

WhoAmI?
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:33 PM
Viktoria's viktori!

What a way to turn it around from 1w 10ue in the 1st set!

Good luck in the final!

pedropt
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:33 PM
Ugh.

Mikey.
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:34 PM
Pretty disgusting match overall tbh. :crying2:

Mary Cherry.
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:34 PM
Me too.

Mass suicide anyone?

Did Vika even do anything today?

Yes, she shat all over Maria's unbeaten-in-3-sets record.

http://i.imgur.com/2S5MY.gif

Fighterpova
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:34 PM
So happy with a semi here and made it competitive vs Vika on hard courts, such an amazing tournament for Maria :woohoo: :cheer:

I'm soooo pleased and proud of her :hearts:

Plus, she wont have to get double bageled in the final :)

jameshazza
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:34 PM
Pretty disgusting match overall tbh. :crying2:

We can say that but the commentators were jizzing constantly. The media and public should lap this up which is good.

JamieMU30
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:35 PM
So glad Vika took the trash out...I knew Sharapova would sail that last one long...From 1-5 in the first set, Sharapova was shit...So many errors and every service game was a battle...Sharapova was mentally fried by the end so it is better that she lost because Serena would have trashed her even harder tomorrow if she would have made it through...Mentally fried + Mental matchup trashings equals a crime scene waiting to happen...Congrats Vika, great tactic to mentally wear Sharpie down in every service game in the final set:wavey: Better player won and at least she will make the final somewhat competitive...Won't get her ass completely handed to her by Rena like Sharapova would have...Back to the drawing board for Sharpie:haha:

$uricate
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:35 PM
I am fine with Vika winning but I absolutely cringe at her winning reactions. Everything looks so contrived.:tape:

Maria:o there is a thing called backhand down the line..you should try it sometimes. Return was as horrendous as ever. Missed opportunity.

Exactly.

She's more put-together than a Lego Firestation :o

Not feeling her at all.

Petronius
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:35 PM
That third set, Maria had to gut out every hold. Congrats Vika!!!

She had to do the same in the Melbourne semi, but Azarenka was more consistent that Petra back in January and is deservedly in the final :yeah:

Kasey
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:35 PM
She finally did that......

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v437/Nooj/Untitled-36.gif

Fantasy Hero
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:35 PM
Once Vika woke up from her horrible start, the match has always been in her hands and she did even have some chances to close it faster, but still it was a great quality match, mostly in the third :yeah:

Temperenka
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:35 PM
Yes, she shat all over Maria's unbeaten-in-3-sets record.

http://i.imgur.com/2S5MY.gif

:worship:

Fool
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:35 PM
I actually hate Vika less and less every time I see her play, but some stuff she does still annoys me a lot. Dreadful from Maria, but to be honest I am surprised that it went three sets, since Maria usually just bends over.

Why was that douchebag from the "band" LMFAO in Vika's box?

crazillo
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:35 PM
Thrilling for sure but not always great quality.

Kon.
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:36 PM
So many more winners. So many more errors.
Her return really let Maria down in the third set.

NashaMasha
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:36 PM
Sharapova without 2nd serve , without any serve in Ad court managed to be competitive .... Vika won this match just using her consistency as soon as Masha was becoming tired and making more UE. Masha in 3d looked like she spent herself , winning this 10 minute service games just on her mental strength....

VIKA?
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:36 PM
I'm just so happy:sobbing::inlove:

Vikapower
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:36 PM
Well, well, that was some kind of a match. Victoria's level was pretty mediocre in first set then she upped it just a tad and that was it. I guess this is revenge from Beijing where Victoria had 5-2 and innumerable amount of opportunities to win this match, though in the third set again today she was still so desperate to head-case it despite dominating from the ground this much. :lol:

If you watch well, Victoria could have made the F of 3 majors in a single year wasn't it for Serena -- Victoria's one and only obstacle is Serena, she really needs to find a way to beat her though I don't have my hopes much up if the US player makes it ; but I'll not watch the F and Victoria has had a great US Open. :hug:

She's also stated that she is the best hard-court player of her generation by far and the best one of the WTA, 2 HC slam F in one year is just so good, if only it could be a win on Saturday. :sobbing: Victoria will dominate the HCs just like Clijsters did in her hey days for the many years to come.

Stamp Paid
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:36 PM
Fuck this Im gonna kill myself why couldn't you return or take any chances? Why why whyhttp://i.imgur.com/vFtqC.gif
Snap out of it :lol:

ce
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:36 PM
:hearts:

Joelina
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:36 PM
i love Maria but i am not even disappointed :lol: SF at USO is solid result and it wasn“t no routine win for Vika, this is Serena“s slam to win so hopefully Vika will give her some fight at least ;)

congratz Vika ;)

Maria :yeah: amazing season at slams this year, come stronger next year :)

treufreund
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:37 PM
What a shitty match. Maria was so bad at the end.


No it was not a shitty match. Neither woman hit more errors than winners. Azarenka broke even and Maria was at +2. How is that a bad match when there were tons of brutal rallies and the match was almost 3 hours long? Maybe you just don't like the outcome? :devil:

Charlatan
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:37 PM
omg :hysteric:

so glad I missed this! at least, she finally takes a set off of vika on hardcourt :crying2: step by step

matty
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:38 PM
Awful result.

Maria, where the fuck is your second serve?

Congrats on your second slam final Shrieking Demon :o

not an awful result at all

Mixal
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:38 PM
What is this from? :sobbing:

Oh, so you're not from Balkans.

Maria wanted another spanking so badly, but unfortunately no party with Serena this time :sad:

cellophane
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:38 PM
Why was that douchebag from the "band" LMFAO in Vika's box?

Ugh, he is seriously getting on my nerves...

Galsen
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:38 PM
http://i.imgur.com/vFtqC.gif
Snap out of it :lol:

Not Stephanie and Donna. :tears:

homogenius
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:38 PM
no rain this time ? :oh:

Vika almost choked the match away in the 3rd. Maria had no legs in that 3rd set and Vika dominated 90% of the rallies but she still failed to break again and again (some of the linecalls helped Maria too but still).barely got the job done at the end.
Maria fought as usual but her attitude at the end clearly showed she had no anwser

$uricate
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:39 PM
Yes, she shat all over Maria's unbeaten-in-3-sets record.

http://i.imgur.com/2S5MY.gif

You bitch :sobbing:

not an awful result at all

Well for me it is.

Just let me seethe :sad:

Hashim.
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:39 PM
Well, well, that was some kind of a match. Victoria's level was pretty mediocre in first set then she upped it just a tad and that was it. I guess this is revenge from Beijing where Victoria had 5-2 and innumerable amount of opportunities to win this match, though in the third set again today she was still so desperate to head-case it despite dominating from the ground this much. :lol:

If you watch well, Victoria could have made the F of 3 majors in a single year wasn't it for Serena -- Victoria's one and only obstacle is Serena, she really needs to find a way to beat her though I don't have my hopes much up if the US player makes it ; but I'll not watch the F and Victoria has had a great US Open.

She's also stated that she is the best hard-court player of her generation by far and the best one of the WTA, 2 HC slam F in one year is just so good, if only it could be a win on Saturday. :sobbing: Victoria will dominate the HCs just like Clijsters did in her hey days for the many years to come.

ugghhh I hope not.:tape:

Lachy
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:39 PM
Fck I cant stand Azarenka. The arrogance. But good luck to her in the final against Serena/Errani.

Excelscior
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:40 PM
This was a bit like Maria's Australian semi against Kvitova. Started amazing, had a let down in the second set, and then raised her level in the third. Difference is that Vika is a more solid player and Maria couldn't outnerve her into errors when the match got tight.

That ad court serve is just laughable. :lol:

Good Observation.

Jimmie48
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:40 PM
Ugh, he is seriously getting on my nerves...

Because Vika's sexy..and you know it :p

Patrick345
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:40 PM
First time somebody over 10000 points since Henin?:confused:

Mr.Sharapova
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:40 PM
A positive thing is that she will not get a beatdown from Serena in the final :angel:.

Vika win a set in the final please, I want a three set final at the USO. It's been a while now.

treufreund
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:40 PM
http://i.imgur.com/vFtqC.gif
Snap out of it :lol:


Ewww I hate that evil shrew Stephanie Forrester. :mad:

2Black
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:41 PM
I just love Vika's ground game!!! But I hope it falls apart if she plays Serena tomorrow. :lol:

RVD
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:41 PM
I must give :worship: where :worship: is due.
That was more than a decent battle for a Semi-final match.

Congratulations to both for an epic Semi!! :cool:

Jimmie48
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:41 PM
First time somebody over 10000 points since Henin?:confused:

No. :)

Monzanator
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:41 PM
So, no repeat for AO final. I suspect Azarenka fans were sweating there all the time :happy: But I'm happy, avoiding another washout from Serena is never bad :lol: Someone else will be humiliated instead.

LoveFifteen
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:41 PM
She finally did that......

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v437/Nooj/Untitled-36.gif

I can see this GIF a million times, and I still laugh so hard I almost cry every time. :hysteric:

Kon.
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:41 PM
Why was that douchebag from the "band" LMFAO in Vika's box?

He's fucking everywhere this past couple of weeks. :o

doujyr
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:41 PM
Maria's become pusherpova :sobbing: sets 2 and 3 were just horrible

spencercarlos
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:41 PM
Yes, she shat all over Maria's unbeaten-in-3-sets record.

http://i.imgur.com/2S5MY.gif
Did not Maria lose to Radwanska back in 2007 in three sets? :s just wondering.

matty
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:42 PM
This was the real final

No this was not the real final. Ever heard of the 14 slam winner and the french open finalist playing the other semi?

AcesHigh
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:42 PM
Actually the third set was pretty high quality from both players.

Um.. I'd definitely disagree. There were a few pretty winners sprinkled in the set but they could hardly overcome the mind-boggling errors and the overall poor play that filled most of the set, especially for Maria.

serendipitynow
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:42 PM
Seems like a good match overall(though i fell asleep in the second set and woke up almost halfway in third, i guess it was a bad a idea to mute :lol:)

Vika on her first USO final.. :yeah: play harder in the finals if you want to win and i believe you can.. :cheer: Go for your 2nd slam :cheer:


Maria :hug: i know you did you best.. i still love you.. :hearts::hearts::hearts:

killerqueen
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:42 PM
First time somebody over 10000 points since Henin?:confused:

Caroline was above 10,000 for quite a while last year, but then her 2010 US Open series points fell away dramatically.

dsanders06
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:42 PM
That, ladies and gentlemen, is why PovaRenka is the rivalry we've all been waiting for.

Maria started off the match with the same gameplan as their Stuttgart match: hitting into the corners (not even at full pace a lot of the time) at any opportunity and hitting down-the-line returns. Unfortunately, she then completely forgot to do it after 5-1 in the first set, and reverted back to the aimless bashing onto the middle of the baseline which she did in her matches against Aza in the AO and IW, which allowed Aza to not move and use her great reaction times to just flick everything back in and move Maria around the court. Never mind -- you'll get her next time Mash. :tears:

Well done to Vika :yeah: First player of Generation Suck to make 2 slam finals. Even if she's still not the most talented of the young ones, those who are more talented had better start taking some lessons from her in mental toughness.

borrowedheaven
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:43 PM
Great fight and intensity. It doesn't always have to be of the highest quality to make a good match. And I thought some of these rallies were fantastic, they both took the ball so early.

So happy for Vika! Best HC player this year. Just give it your all in the final.

Patrick345
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:44 PM
No. :)

Really without a Slam final? Damn. I can“t believe that is possible.

Battiv
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:44 PM
Sharapova hit always the lines. Unbelievable. Then a ball surely out hasn't be seen by referee, lineman and Viktoria. But the face has won and the crowd is happy.

NashaMasha
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:44 PM
Victoria will dominate the HCs just like Clijsters did in her hey days for the many years to come.

LOL

First set must have been 1-6 , so much dominating))) She won this match because Pova became tired very quickly in this heat especially after these two 3set matches.

and Serena will serve 24 aces in Final just mixing serves wide and in T .... Vika can't return serves wide if not guessing

Tenis Srbija
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:44 PM
:worship: :worship: :worship: AMAZING FIGHT!
http://x.vukajlija.com/var/uploads/reactions/201209/21240/tumblr_m75rdvjwti1qi1gl0o1_500.gif

Pagliaro was right that Shrienka will win it in three :oh:

$uricate
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:45 PM
No. :)

Oh yeah. The pusher.

Where she at these days?

Oh yeah she's irrelevant...

Cosmic Voices
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:46 PM
Also is great for women's tennis to have such a modern rivalry

serenaforever
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:46 PM
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6cs7g8LPg1qjgk69o1_500.gif

Joelina
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:46 PM
Well, well, that was some kind of a match. Victoria's level was pretty mediocre in first set then she upped it just a tad and that was it. I guess this is revenge from Beijing where Victoria had 5-2 and innumerable amount of opportunities to win this match, though in the third set again today she was still so desperate to head-case it despite dominating from the ground this much. :lol:

If you watch well, Victoria could have made the F of 3 majors in a single year wasn't it for Serena -- Victoria's one and only obstacle is Serena, she really needs to find a way to beat her though I don't have my hopes much up if the US player makes it ; but I'll not watch the F and Victoria has had a great US Open. :hug:

She's also stated that she is the best hard-court player of her generation by far and the best one of the WTA, 2 HC slam F in one year is just so good, if only it could be a win on Saturday. :sobbing: Victoria will dominate the HCs just like Clijsters did in her hey days for the many years to come.

Kvitova on every surface also, and Sharapova on clay ;)

mdterp01
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:46 PM
http://i.imgur.com/tprhU.gifhttp://i.imgur.com/tprhU.gifhttp://i.imgur.com/tprhU.gif
http://i.imgur.com/tprhU.gifhttp://i.imgur.com/tprhU.gifhttp://i.imgur.com/tprhU.gif
http://i.imgur.com/tprhU.gifhttp://i.imgur.com/tprhU.gifhttp://i.imgur.com/tprhU.gif

:rolls:

Jimmie48
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:47 PM
Oh yeah. The pusher.

Where she at these days?

Oh yeah she's irrelevant...

Since when does that matter when talking about past results? :rolleyes:

But this isn't really the topic to discuss this at all.

moby
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:47 PM
Um.. I'd definitely disagree. There were a few pretty winners sprinkled in the set but they could hardly overcome the mind-boggling errors and the overall poor play that filled most of the set, especially for Maria.I think the errors were just down to Vika successfully wearing Maria down. She made some bad errors at the end because she could not get her feet into position anymore, especially because Vika's returns were taken early and homed in on the baseline. There were some big and wild misses, but it was because she was going for shots that were not entirely on, and she had to do that to avoid getting into long rallies with Vika.

Even then, both players had positive winners/UEs ratio in the third set.

Maria's ad court serve was laughably bad, but she almost compensated for it with fantastic deuce court serving.

Monzanator
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:47 PM
So glad Vika took the trash out...I knew Sharapova would sail that last one long...From 1-5 in the first set, Sharapova was shit...So many errors and every service game was a battle...Sharapova was mentally fried by the end so it is better that she lost because Serena would have trashed her even harder tomorrow if she would have made it through...Mentally fried + Mental matchup trashings equals a crime scene waiting to happen...Congrats Vika, great tactic to mentally wear Sharpie down in every service game in the final set:wavey: Better player won and at least she will make the final somewhat competitive...Won't get her ass completely handed to her by Rena like Sharapova would have...Back to the drawing board for Sharpie:haha:

She won three games against Azarenka back in January so how come she needs to get back to drawing board now? :shrug:

Yes, she shat all over Maria's unbeaten-in-3-sets record.



I didn't realize you were THAT pressed about it :lol: But I know what you mean, despite all the wins from Azarenka, she'll never match Sharapova's status and not only because of her support of Lukashenko :lol:

Linguae^
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:48 PM
Azarenka is such an awful girl, she's annoying and no crowd on Earth likes to see her winning, she has no support, bye.
Maria just couldn't mentally prevail today, she was shaking in her boots from the very beginning. She wanted this so badly, her reactions and frustrations in the final set were so priceless.
Serena must win this now comprehensively, second Slam final for the Belarussian is too much. :p

Roookie
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:49 PM
It felt like a slam final :worship:. The Grinder was too solid in the end. Masha :hug:

volta
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:49 PM
My soul hurt after that.

Now it's time to lube up for the Serena ass raping. :cheer:

LMFAO :haha: :haha: :haha:

TheDream
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:49 PM
I think the errors were just down to Vika successfully wearing Maria down. She made some bad errors at the end because she could not get her feet into position anymore, especially because Vika's returns were taken early and homed in on the baseline. There were some big and wild misses, but it was because she was going for shots that were not entirely on, and she had to do that to avoid getting into long rallies with Vika.

Even then, both players had positive winner/UEs ratio in the third set.



I concur it was a great final set.

Mary Cherry.
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:49 PM
I didn't realize you were THAT pressed about it :lol: But I know what you mean, despite all the wins from Azarenka, she'll never match Sharapova's status and not only because of her support of Lukashenko :lol:

lol wut?

Pot: Hey, kettle
Kettle: Yes, pot?
Pot: You are black.

Jimmie48
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:49 PM
Azarenka is such an awful girl, she's annoying and no crowd on Earth likes to see her winning, she has no support, bye.


Yes, that's why there were "go Vika" chants constantly ;)

You better ease up on being pressed...she's going nowhere so you`ll have lot of anger ahead of you.

acetoace
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:52 PM
LOL

First set must have been 1-6 , so much dominating))) She won this match because Pova became tired very quickly in this heat especially after these two 3set matches.
and Serena will serve 24 aces in Final just mixing serves wide and in T .... Vika can't return serves wide if not guessing



Utter nonsense!!! Pova lost to a better and more consistent player. Pova is no threat to Vika on ANY surface besides clay. Pova fans are just delusional not to see that. Mental toughness...... VIKA has It next to Serena.

Break My Rapture
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:52 PM
People pissing about Azarenka's statistics are frustrated, pressed souls. Maria played amazing tennis to go up 4-1 first set, while Azarenka was playing one of her worst sets in recent years. 1W to 9UEs is not something you normally see from her, Maria's level dropped slightly towards the end of the first set but Azarenka was still too shit to take advantage. Her hitting only 19 winners was largely due to that first set where she was hardly even playing tennis. Contrary to that dire first set, she started getting it together slowly at the start of the second set, ROS improved and helped her gain the upperhand in rallies which she would continue on to boss, 10W to 3UEs is extraordinary for someone who was hitting with so much depth and closer to the lines from midway 2nd set like Azarenka was. Maria's uncharacteristic nervosity IMO played a part in losing her grip on the match, she knew once Azarenka's ROS and depth of shot started firing trouble would follow immediately. Third set could've been a much easier affair for Azarenka had she not bunked so many easy shots which would've gained her the break advantage, she actually wasted a ton of opportunities to get a break. Like 3 consecutive service games of Maria's went on for 8+ minutes. Vika's miss on that FH drive volley and FH sitter which would've given her a break = :facepalm: This should also be a testament to Azarenka's ROS being better than Sharapova's ROS, Vika sailed through her service games most of the time in that 3rd set. Vika's defensive work in some rallies of the 3rd set was astonishing as well.

I feel like the right player won this match, the endless amount of opportunities Azarenka wasted up until 5-4 made that third set much closer than it should've been. Maria maintained quite the OK level throughout this match I thought, this is how she needs to play Vika all the time anyway. I found it to be a great match TBH.

FUCKING DITCH THAT DRIVE VOLLEY VIKA.

NashaMasha
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:55 PM
at least it will be nice to see Vika doublebagelled )))) she will be struggling to win a game with her "serve"

doujyr
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:55 PM
Maria started off the match with the same gameplan as their Stuttgart match: hitting into the corners (not even at full pace a lot of the time) at any opportunity and hitting down-the-line returns. Unfortunately, she then completely forgot to do it after 5-1 in the first set, and reverted back to the aimless bashing onto the middle of the baseline which she did in her matches against Aza in the AO and IW


this.

why, Maria, why? :sobbing:

HippityHop
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:55 PM
It felt like a slam final :worship:. The Grinder was too solid in the end. Masha :hug:

Agreed. Nice match. Lots of tension. Worthy of a final.

bandabou
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:56 PM
Hmmmm....almost same story as the Oz open..strong start by Masha but then she ran out of steam. Vika's game obviously is a very issue for Maria.

Libertango
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:56 PM
Vika :bounce:

Good luck in the final!

HippityHop
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:56 PM
at least it will be nice to see Vika doublebagelled )))) she will be struggling to win a game with her "serve"

Why don't we wait to see if Serena gets to the final? Oh I get it. This is a jinx post. :(

doujyr
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:57 PM
this is how she needs to play Vika all the time anyway.


walofs

acetoace
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:58 PM
Vika deserve a lot of respect for keeping her composure under pressure considering the whole crowed was against her. Nice to see pova go down to a player all wanted to see lose.:bounce:

jameshazza
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:58 PM
I actually thought Vika's ROS was horrible. :shrug:
Maria was continuously giving her the same serve and she was still missing, leaving sitters for Maria.

Once Maria wasted that chance to break for 3-2 it had a little inevitable feel to it, she was just missing too many returns, hitting simple UE's or being too passive to outlast Vika here.

NashaMasha
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:59 PM
Why don't we wait to see if Serena gets to the final? Oh I get it. This is a jinx post. :(

if it was on clay , i would wait.. But on HC the second finalist is NID

Setsuna.
Sep 7th, 2012, 09:59 PM
Fuck this Im gonna kill myself why couldn't you return or take any chances? Why why why

:spit:

Excelscior
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:00 PM
Because Vika's sexy..and you know it :p

From one bandwagon to the next I see. :rolleyes:

Fool
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:01 PM
Vika deserve a lot of respect for keeping her composure under pressure considering the whole crowed was against her. Nice to see pova go down to a player all wanted to see lose.:bounce:

It must just be a reflex to say things like that...did you actually watch the match? The whole crowd was obviously not against her. I heard many more "Go Vika"s than "Go Maria"s.

goldenlox
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:01 PM
Vika started so slowly that I thought there was a chance Maria would blow her out.
Vika deserves a lot of credit for getting into that match and beating Maria in a 3rd set.
Maybe only Serena & Vika can do that on hardcourt

Maria fought like always, but 3 straight long matches probably meant something at the end. Grueling week 2
Another great, high profile match for womens tennis

dsanders06
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:02 PM
I'm actually quite surprised people are praising Maria for her mental toughness in this match. If anything, the fact Vika stayed much more composed and mentally tough than Masha was the decisive factor. Yes, Maria saved a lot of service games from deuce, but the only reason she had to get into those scraps in the first place is because her focus was all over the place (there were two games in the third set where she had a 40-0 lead and turned into a deucefest), and she was mentally AWOL in all Vika's service games, bashing all her returns into the net.

This is one of the VERY few matches in 2011 and 2012 where I've felt Maria was the better player in a match yet come out on the losing end (there's been far more matches where she was the worse player but pulled through on mental toughness and experience). The only other one I can think of that's like this is the Miami final against Radwanska, where she was hitting winners at will at most points in the match yet shat her pants both times she had to serve to stay in the sets.

Jimmie48
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:02 PM
From one bandwagon to the next I see. :rolleyes:

And this from a Kvitova fan who only shows up if she wins tournaments... :lol: :wavey:

By the way, I don't think you got the refrence ;)

Cosmic Voices
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:02 PM
It must just be a reflex to say things like that...did you actually watch the match? The whole crowd obviously was not against her. I heard many more "Go Vika"s than "Go Maria"s.

Your kidding right? :spit:
But yeh Vika did earn a lot of fans today

Linguae^
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:03 PM
Yes, that's why there were "go Vika" chants constantly ;)

You better ease up on being pressed...she's going nowhere so you`ll have lot of anger ahead of you.Not like Pushniacki is better in that stat. :)

Trih
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:03 PM
both girls::yeah:
great match, nothing to regret for Maria

jameshazza
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:04 PM
Hopefully a Final appearance here does Vika's profile good. The WTA needs more than Serena and Maria to market. Ideally Petra will have a more consistent season next year to build her profile too. Hopefully Woz can end her slump also because whatever you think about her game, she's still popular.

Chris 84
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:07 PM
I'm actually quite surprised people are praising Maria for her mental toughness in this match. If anything, the fact Vika stayed much more composed and mentally tough than Masha was the decisive factor. Yes, Maria saved a lot of service games from deuce, but the only reason she had to get into those scraps in the first place is because her focus was all over the place (there were two games in the third set where she had a 40-0 lead and turned into a deucefest), and she was mentally AWOL in all Vika's service games, bashing all her returns into the net.

This is one of the VERY few matches in 2011 and 2012 where I've felt Maria was the better player in a match yet come out on the losing end (there's been far more matches where she was the worse player but pulled through on mental toughness and experience). The only other one I can think of that's like this is the Miami final against Radwanska, where she was hitting winners at will at most points in the match yet shat her pants both times she had to serve to stay in the sets.

surely the fact that her focus was "all over the place" and the fact that she "bashed all her returns into the net" suggests that maria was the worse player. make no mistake, maria was the best player in the 1st set and vika in the 2nd. in the third set, vika held easily and maria struggled each time. this surely couldnt have happened if maria was the better player?

NashaMasha
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:08 PM
I'm actually quite surprised people are praising Maria for her mental toughness in this match. If anything, the fact Vika stayed much more composed and mentally tough than Masha was the decisive factor. Yes, Maria saved a lot of service games from deuce, but the only reason she had to get into those scraps in the first place is because her focus was all over the place (there were two games in the third set where she had a 40-0 lead and turned into a deucefest), and she was mentally AWOL in all Vika's service games, bashing all her returns into the net.

Vika didn't need to be mentally tough, because she was given 100500 chances to win the match but Masha was saving herself these 100499 times , but it couldn't continue infinitely....

Break My Rapture
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:09 PM
I actually thought Vika's ROS was horrible. :shrug:
Maria was continuously giving her the same serve and she was still missing, leaving sitters for Maria.

Once Maria wasted that chance to break for 3-2 it had a little inevitable feel to it, she was just missing too many returns, hitting simple UE's or being too passive to outlast Vika here.
Yep her ROS hasn't been as good as it can be both today and in in the match against Stosur. If it stays this shit against Williams...

jameshazza
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:09 PM
Maria was horrid in the 3rd, Vika certainly deserved it and was going to take it. You can't BS your way past a player with such consistency.

Setsuna.
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:11 PM
Glad I missed the match. Good for my ears and eyes.

dsanders06
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:12 PM
surely the fact that her focus was "all over the place" and the fact that she "bashed all her returns into the net" suggests that maria was the worse player. make no mistake, maria was the best player in the 1st set and vika in the 2nd. in the third set, vika held easily and maria struggled each time. this surely couldnt have happened if maria was the better player?

No, because when she was focussed in the 3rd set, she was still playing tennis that was better than Azarenka's. Case in point being that service game of Vika's at (I think) 2-2, where Maria made 3 unforced errors on the return, then hit 3 consecutive winners.

And before someone tries to turn this into me being bitter and saying Vika didn't "deserve" to win the match :lol: Vika absolutely DID deserve to win the match, because mental toughness is a part of the sport and she was much better in that department than Maria today (didn't I already acknowledge that Maria has gutted out numerous wins on mental toughness alone in the past couple of years?).

Sombrerero loco
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:13 PM
thank you vika for sending that itch back to sieria :oh:

jrm
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:13 PM
has Sharapova ever been warned about everlasting gap between the points?

moby
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:14 PM
^Everyone knows that Maria had a higher peak level on hard courts than Vika. This doesn't mean she plays better tennis since she can't replicate it consistently. It means she plays high-risk tennis and can go on streaks. What makes Vika tough on the surface, especially for Maria, is that she can maintain her level point after point. :shrug:

brickhousesupporter
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:15 PM
Just shows that 3rd set record really depends on who the opponent is.

Simugna Help
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:15 PM
No, because when she was focussed in the 3rd set, she was still playing tennis that was better than Azarenka's.
That's why Vuvurenka was holding easily and Screamapova was holding to 40 in every service game except the last one. delusional06 :bigwave:

Sombrerero loco
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:17 PM
also :oh:

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8jgn7yGBM1rbqu2po1_500.gif

:drool:

$uricate
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:17 PM
Since when does that matter when talking about past results? :rolleyes:

But this isn't really the topic to discuss this at all.

You brought it up, not me :rolleyes:

That's why Vuvurenka was holding easily and Screamapova was holding to 40 in every service game except the last one. delusional06 :bigwave:

Aren't you back in Poland already?

Let.them.talk
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:17 PM
LOL @ Martha running off the court. She was gone within a minute.
:lol:
So truth :lol:
Maria :hug:
13 pages :hearts:

Jimmie48
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:18 PM
You brought it up, not me :rolleyes:


I didn't bring it up, I merely answered a question that was asked. Heck, I didn't even mention her name.

You started the usual attacking bullshit instead of just letting the answer be.

Simugna Help
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:20 PM
Aren't you back in Poland already?
What sort of retort is that?:o

hablo
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:21 PM
sickfalsetto: keep on bringing the badreps! :haha:

So glad your Sharpie dearest is out. Three-set perfect record no longer! :banana:

Stamp Paid
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:23 PM
sickfalsetto: keep on bringing the badreps! :haha:

So glad your Sharpie dearest is out. Three-set perfect record no longer! :banana:Thats her passive aggressive way of seething :lol:

Yashal
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:23 PM
I don't even have the word to describe how happy I am :sobbing:
I had such a bad feeling about this match, but thankfully it didn't come true :bounce:

Now Vika do your best against Rena, we all knew this was a battle for the finalist trophy. Try to win two games per set if it's not asking too much :lol:

Bye Mary, enjoy your way back to the south :wavey:

preternatural
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:25 PM
sickfalsetto: keep on bringing the badreps! :haha:

So glad your Sharpie dearest is out. Three-set perfect record no longer! :banana:

bitterness rules there. he/she badreps me all the time.

JN
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:25 PM
So when does Maria play Sarah for the bronze? I don't see it on the schedule. :confused:

bandabou
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:26 PM
Vika's just too consistent for Maria right now on HC's. Masha can reach higher levels, but she can sink lower too...and Vika's just relentless...doesn't give Maria any room to breathe. Amazing.

Chris 84
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:27 PM
No, because when she was focussed in the 3rd set, she was still playing tennis that was better than Azarenka's. Case in point being that service game of Vika's at (I think) 2-2, where Maria made 3 unforced errors on the return, then hit 3 consecutive winners.

And before someone tries to turn this into me being bitter and saying Vika didn't "deserve" to win the match :lol: Vika absolutely DID deserve to win the match, because mental toughness is a part of the sport and she was much better in that department than Maria today (didn't I already acknowledge that Maria has gutted out numerous wins on mental toughness alone in the past couple of years?).

well, whatever. i'd just argue that you can always do that and make someone's UEs be the result of a "loss of focus". to an extent, that is exactly what UEs are. i think most people would agree that if maria and vika were at the top of their games, maria would probably win. but vika maintained a good, consistent level, and whether it was focus or not, vika looked to me to be the better player.

laurie
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:27 PM
I mentioned in another thread that when Sharapova stepped to the line to serve for the first set at 5-1, I was thinking it didn't matter becuase Azarenka was going to win the match anyway. I was convinced Azarenka would win this match right from the beginning, simply because I thought her consistent level from beginning to end would trump Sharapova's highs and lows, that proved to be the case.

I was not impressed at all today with the level of net play from both players. The amount of times Sharapova had a mid court ball to hit and come in, and on almost every ocassion hit and retreated to the baseline, only coming in when it was a really high floating ball which appeared easy. And neither player would hit a smash or bounce smash, but these strange swing volleys where they let the ball drop too much, both messed up a couple of those today when on top of the net.

$uricate
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:27 PM
I didn't bring it up, I merely answered a question that was asked. Heck, I didn't even mention her name.

You started the usual attacking bullshit instead of just letting the answer be.

1. It is obvious who it is referring too.

2. What usual attacking bullshit?

What sort of retort is that?:o

It should be obvious.

NashaMasha
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:28 PM
Just shows that 3rd set record really depends on who the opponent is.

on a the time spent on court during the tournament either

oh yeah i guess
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:29 PM
Vika's a champ.


Aren't you back in Poland already?

I don't think he ever left in the first place?

Infiniti2001
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:29 PM
I was at the car dealership watching the match in the kids room :tape: and yelling at Vika to end the mess.. I kinda knew Maria's luck would end today :facepalm:

Simugna Help
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:32 PM
It should be obvious.
It is, but quoting someone else for the 1000th time as a snarky reply is not clever. At all.:rolleyes:

I was not impressed at all today with the level of net play from both players. The amount of times Sharapova had a mid court ball to hit and come in, and on almost every ocassion hit and retreated to the baseline, only coming in when it was a really high floating ball which appeared easy.
Show us the match where Sharapova makes many net approaches. She just doesn't, she prefers to lose with her errors from the baseline then put pressure on the opponent.

jameshazza
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:33 PM
bitterness rules there. he/she badreps me all the time.

Which banned account are you girl? You only have 10 posts and you're getting them all the time? :confused:

$uricate
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:33 PM
bitterness rules there. he/she badreps me all the time.

With the whole ten posts you have :lol:

Thats her passive aggressive way of seething :lol:

Just let us seethe :sobbing:

So when does Maria play Sarah for the bronze? I don't see it on the schedule. :confused:

No bronze match.

Also, wait for Serena to win her semi.

Yeah it's gonna happen, thankfully. just don't count your chickens.

Annie.
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:35 PM
Once again, Martha's 3 set record gets destroyed at the Open. :oh:

Congrats Veeeka!!! :worship:

LOL @ Martha running off the court. She was gone within a minute.

:happy: you are killing me today! Seriously though, she didn't move that fast the entire match.

Charlatan
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:40 PM
Thats her passive aggressive way of seething :lol:

sis, boo! let us seethe while you go receive life from the Lord on court giving beatdowns! Martha won't be at the other side of the court tmr, though :(

CloudAtlas
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:41 PM
That lousy returning in the final set was karma for that AO semi, where Petra had Maria on the ropes in most of her service games in the 3rd set but then blew all her BP's with horrific errors :lol:

Vika :yeah: Not a fan but it's good for the WTA to have a #1 performing at the Slams, though let's just see what happens in the final before writing that in stone.

Cosmic Voices
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:41 PM
And people discriminate Siberian Siren for their trolling :tape:

Milito22
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:42 PM
VAMOS VIKA :rocker2: :rocker2:

$uricate
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:47 PM
It is, but quoting someone else for the 1000th time as a snarky reply is not clever. At all.:rolleyes:


It felt right at the time :shrug:

hablo
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:47 PM
Thats her passive aggressive way of seething :lol:
Oh you get them too? :lol:
bitterness rules there. he/she badreps me all the time.
You must be doing something right. :devil:

A-Bond
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:48 PM
The very first match between these two where both players played quite good Tennis. Usually one of them always puts on a horror-show, mostly Maria.

Really liked this match. GL in the final, Vika :)

Stamp Paid
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:49 PM
sis, boo! let us seethe while you go receive life from the Lord on court giving beatdowns! Martha won't be at the other side of the court tmr, though :(
You don't know how much I wish she was now :tears:

hablo
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:50 PM
Yeah I wouldn't have minded another Sharpie beatdown at the hands of Serena. :hysteric:

Stamp Paid
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:50 PM
Oh you get them too? :lol:
Nope but I know her M.O.. Sickfalsetto is actually one of my sisters, on the low. :oh:

Destiny
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:51 PM
Yasssssss

hablo
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:51 PM
Nope but I know her M.O.. Sickfalsetto is actually one of my sisters, on the low. :oh:

I see. :lol:

Deestruction
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:52 PM
Vika
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9jd39lobw1qjrvino1_400.gif

Masha
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lrr6vcQ51b1qzi80do2_250.gif
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lrr6vcQ51b1qzi80do1_250.gif

Kairi
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:53 PM
sis, boo! let us seethe while you go receive life from the Lord on court giving beatdowns! Martha won't be at the other side of the court tmr, though :(

http://i32.tinypic.com/3094wpe.gif

Lachy
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:54 PM
Yeah I wouldn't have minded another Sharpie beatdown at the hands of Serena. :hysteric:

She really does have your mind. Must suck. :spit:

Vikapower
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:55 PM
LOL

First set must have been 1-6 , so much dominating))) She won this match because Pova became tired very quickly in this heat especially after these two 3set matches.

and Serena will serve 24 aces in Final just mixing serves wide and in T .... Vika can't return serves wide if not guessing

Victoria was awful in the first set pretty much like her SF in London (Olympics). Her forehand was atrocious and I'm not even speaking about her serve --

Once Victoria caught her game, Maria started overplaying everything because she knew against a better playing Vika none of what she was doing earlier would really suffice. She would need to go for more because of more rallies, Victoria hitting with better quality disallowing her easy shots etc.

This match reminds me a lot of Del Potro/Djokovic last night (who was overdoing everything too for most) -- against Victoria and Djokovic playing their best simple tennis doesn't suffice, you almost have to be playing 200-300% of your normal abilities reason why they only lost to shot-makers in one of the form of their lives (Tsonga, Li etc.) --

But this is difficult to reproduce time after time and they will get beat like 9 times of 10 --

Vikapower
Sep 7th, 2012, 10:59 PM
^Everyone knows that Maria had a higher peak level on hard courts than Vika. This doesn't mean she plays better tennis since she can't replicate it consistently. It means she plays high-risk tennis and can go on streaks. What makes Vika tough on the surface, especially for Maria, is that she can maintain her level point after point. :shrug:

Yes, 100%.

I think the errors were just down to Vika successfully wearing Maria down. She made some bad errors at the end because she could not get her feet into position anymore, especially because Vika's returns were taken early and homed in on the baseline. There were some big and wild misses, but it was because she was going for shots that were not entirely on, and she had to do that to avoid getting into long rallies with Vika.

Yes.

serenaforever
Sep 7th, 2012, 11:00 PM
Nope but I know her M.O.. Sickfalsetto is actually one of my sisters, on the low. :oh:

http://stan-wars.com/whitneymhhmm.gif

Patrick345
Sep 7th, 2012, 11:03 PM
Sharapova was 78-0 since 2010, when winning the first set. :eek:

Laura_VeeFan
Sep 7th, 2012, 11:05 PM
A big ass mess :haha:

Well done to Vika though :)

TheLegendof
Sep 7th, 2012, 11:18 PM
Sharapova's serve was pathetic. It was embarrassingly easy to predict her double faults. Can't stick with a game plan to save her life.

Holdsworth
Sep 7th, 2012, 11:19 PM
Thank you, Vika :worship: You've saved tennis for us and took out that trash.:cheer: Now we'll watch an interesting final

aloeball
Sep 7th, 2012, 11:34 PM
Vika and Maria fighting to be Serenas rival haha

At least Vika will give Serena more of a match in the final. Maria was sooo uptight, she wanted to get back at Vika. Well done girl :) Taken out the trash.

Sharapovas rain dance didnt work todayyy girl

brickhousesupporter
Sep 7th, 2012, 11:39 PM
http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg855/scaled.php?tn=0&server=855&filename=1ibb.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=640
http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg811/scaled.php?tn=0&server=811&filename=39jj.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=640
http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg825/scaled.php?tn=0&server=825&filename=ruqe.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=640
Azarenka was horrible on the break points.

Craig.
Sep 7th, 2012, 11:42 PM
Whatever.

Congrats to Azarenka and her fans. I love you too dentine.

faboozadoo15
Sep 7th, 2012, 11:43 PM
This one stings.

I feel like she was one close game from duplicating her match against Kvitova in Australia.

That was great pressuring stuff from Vika.

young_gunner913
Sep 7th, 2012, 11:44 PM
Whatever.

Congrats to Azarenka and her fans. I love you too you big lesbo, dentine.

Love you Craiggy. :smooch:

NashaMasha
Sep 7th, 2012, 11:49 PM
Azarenka was horrible on the break points.

you were not watching the match ...

Jane Lane
Sep 7th, 2012, 11:50 PM
Whatever.

Congrats to Azarenka and her fans. I love you too dentine.

At least no one thinks I'm a man anymore. :hysteric:

AND DON'T THINK I DIDN'T SEE THAT EDIT CRAIGY.

LightWarrior
Sep 7th, 2012, 11:54 PM
A big ass mess :haha:



What "big mess" ?

hdfb
Sep 8th, 2012, 12:01 AM
When the match finished the commentator said it was a great advertisement for women's tennis... Good gosh no! The shrieking was just too much, the crowd laughing at them at bits, and the quality of the match was not even that great. If anything it was a tightly fought contest, but that was it.

Belmont Lad
Sep 8th, 2012, 12:01 AM
Masha, where the f*&k was your ROS today?! :sobbing: Cost her the match. :(

Roookie
Sep 8th, 2012, 12:06 AM
Best semi today :cheer:

Cosmic Voices
Sep 8th, 2012, 12:12 AM
When the match finished the commentator said it was a great advertisement for women's tennis... Good gosh no! The shrieking was just too much, the crowd laughing at them at bits, and the quality of the match was not even that great. If anything it was a tightly fought contest, but that was it.

it terms of rivalries it was. both players either broke even or + on their ufe/w stats and it was a dramatic 3-setter so the crowd got what they payed for. give me that over a scrubbing anyday to promote the tour

Spring Pools
Sep 8th, 2012, 12:20 AM
Azarenka was on fire after getting broken in that second set. It was reminiscent of AO vika

Matt01
Sep 8th, 2012, 12:22 AM
Thank you, Vika. :hearts:
So happy about the outcome of this match. :yippee::woohoo:

The noise level from both players showed everything that is wrong with WTA at the moment


It was a very good match.


Fck I cant stand Azarenka. The arrogance.


And her opponent who is in your sig is not arrogant? :rolleyes: :p

Olórin
Sep 8th, 2012, 12:26 AM
One catfight too many for Martha. Still, she had her best US Open in 6 years and capped off as good a slam year as she could have hoped for with a good competitive semi-final showing.

NashaMasha
Sep 8th, 2012, 12:27 AM
When the match finished the commentator said it was a great advertisement for women's tennis... Good gosh no! The shrieking was just too much, the crowd laughing at them at bits, and the quality of the match was not even that great. If anything it was a tightly fought contest, but that was it.

top half of the draw saved the tournament , Vika-Sam, Vika-Masha, Masha-Nadia and Masha-Marion were the most entertaining matches + Laura Robson :)

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 8th, 2012, 12:42 AM
Yes! Thanks Vika.:kiss: Knew I could count on you to dismiss that b**** out.:oh: :cheer:

b_blah
Sep 8th, 2012, 12:43 AM
Just woke up to this result.
Good job Vika! :)

Lord Choc Ice
Sep 8th, 2012, 12:46 AM
Mash :o.

StoneRose
Sep 8th, 2012, 12:47 AM
both girls::yeah:
great match, nothing to regret for MariaThis, tense match, really enjoyed it and i'm glad Vika won :cheer:. Maria was a lot closer this time, lots of battles ahead between these too with uncertain outcome :yeah:.

it-girl
Sep 8th, 2012, 12:51 AM
Thank you so much Vika:cheer::cheer::cheer: