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Today 08:56 AM
Re: Stefanie Vögele!!!

Now, speaking of our facebook page, a few shots from yesterday's R1 win over Nara:

Don't you love to see Stefi right on the front foot, taking the ball on the rise?

Shotmaking is crisp, and finding their range:

Am I allowed to say Stefi looks gorgeous in this tennis dress?

A few more action shots to be found there.
Today 08:47 AM
Re: Stefanie Vögele!!!

I just read on our facebook page that Stefi will be on Rod Laver Arena - that's centre court with the **huge** stadium, first up at 11:00am for her match against the Big V.

Could Stefi possibly be under any more pressure?

I can't be there tomorrow; I have carer's duties at that time so can't even follows the scores.

But I will have fingers, toes, arms, legs, crossed for her - this is just an amazing thing for her.

This is what happens in tennis though, when you play well and string a few wins together, people will want to come and watch you.

Enjoy your moment, Stefi! You thoroughly deserve it.
Yesterday 09:47 PM
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Yesterday 05:25 PM
Re: Stefanie Vögele!!!

Such a great win
Yesterday 03:45 PM
Re: Stefanie Vögele!!!

St3fi So happy for her
Yesterday 03:24 PM
Re: Stefanie Vögele!!!

Originally Posted by lctorana View Post
one of the most emotion-charged wins of Stef's career,
Thanks. The world and Stef weren't probably ready for so much passion they showed in 'WTA Qualies'.
Yesterday 10:03 AM
Re: Stefanie Vögele!!!

@Grininel , since you missed one of the most emotion-charged wins of Stef's career, here's the video of the third set:

Yesterday 09:54 AM
Re: Stefanie Vögele!!!

I just checked back in the records, apart from the 50K last year, the last time Stefi strung together 4 wins on the trot was Linz 2015.

She really is in good touch.
Yesterday 09:36 AM
Re: Stefanie Vögele!!!

Did not expect her to win against Nara, impressive.

Keep it up
Yesterday 09:23 AM
Re: Stefanie Vögele!!!

Not happy to miss rare back to back to back to back wins from her. Tried to watch in the car but wifi literally kills me with serious headaches.
She was the opponent when S.Williams broke down in doubles at Wimby. So... let's do the magic again against the other sister!
Yesterday 08:29 AM
Re: Stefanie Vögele!!!

A win!
Into the second round of a grand slam! w00t!

This despite the gloomy pessimism of her one of her own fans:
Originally Posted by Qalahari View Post
Stefi obviously does not think so. She is 0-8 in sets against Nara
When she slipped down a set to Nara, I was rather disheartened, but St3fi did still look in decent touch. She cranked it up in the next 2 sets, and played the kind of tennis needed to shut Nara out. It's like she worked her out. I know it was her 5th try, but this is at a grand slam, in front of a large crowd for an outside court.

We've been here in the AO 2nd round 3 times before; uncharted Australian territory awaits.
Stefi has now defended her AO and Andrezieux-Boutheon points, so has a chance to rise in the rankings.

But Venus Williams, though - a really stern test awaits.

Let's look at the matchup this way - Stefi hasn't lost to Venus for 7 years, and never lost to her on a hard court.
Yesterday 07:17 AM
Re: Stefanie Vögele!!!

Stefi's overall results this week

Q1: [1]Stefanie Vögele def. Anna Kalinskaya 7-6(3), 3-6, 6-3
Q2: [1]Stefanie Vögele def. Amra Sadikovic 6-1, 6-7(6), 6-2
Q3: [1]Stefanie Vögele def. Lina Gjorcheska 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
R1: [Q]Stefanie Vögele def. Kurumi Nara 2-6, 6-2, 6-3
R2: [Q]Stefanie Vögele vs. [13]Venus Williams
Yesterday 07:13 AM
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Australian Open

R1: [Q]Stefanie Vögele def. Kurumi Nara 2-6, 6-2, 6-3
R2 vs. [13]Venus Williams
Jan 14th, 2017 12:13 PM
Re: Stefanie Vögele!!!

Some photos courtesy of our Facebook page.

All smiles before the match:

The game was intense:

The crowd was raucous but good-natured, but gradually went too far:

Stefi scrambled and retrieved

Plenty of that gorgeous backhand slice

And St3fi had the last laugh

Plenty more action shots where those came from. Go take a look.
Jan 14th, 2017 11:11 AM
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Just a points question, guys.

The WTA rules say this:
Description 	W 	F 	SF 	QF 	R16 	R32 	R64 	R128 	QLFR 	Q3 	Q2 	Q1
GRAND SLAMS: Australian open, roland garros, wimbledon, us open
Singles 	2000 	1300 	780 	430 	240 	130 	70 	10 	40 	30 	20 	2
Doubles 	2000 	1300 	780 	430 	240 	130 	10 	- 	40 	- 	- 	-
My question is - if, for argument's sake, Stefi loses to Nara in the first round, does she walk away with 40 or 50 points?
To put the question another way, are the 10 points for the R1 loser also given to qualifiers?

Anyway, Stefi's defending 20 points here, plus another 80 from her 50k Andrezieux-Boutheon title, so she's going to be pretty determined.
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