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Old Jun 30th, 2011, 03:56 PM   #61
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all good till you named Kuznetsova
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Old Jun 30th, 2011, 04:06 PM   #62
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Ok, well, in honour of your taste, she's gone. Check amended text!
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Old Jun 30th, 2011, 04:09 PM   #63
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anyone knows the film "The Fly" with Jeff Goldblum? He had such an amazing apparat that combined him with a fly. I suggest shut Kvitova and Wozniacki in it. The result could be a curled tennis monster.

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^ One of my favourite films of all time. And yes, the result would be...indescribable Wily!
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that pic is disgusting
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Chris, I didn't realize til now that you hate ballbashers that much. For me it depends on the player, some ballbashers can be quite interesting to watch especially if their shots are mostly landing in. When it's not then it can be a complete horror show.

And yes it's good that you removed Kuznetsova. She's one of those guilty of playing dreadful brainless tennis.
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Chris, I didn't realize til now that you hate ballbashers that much. For me it depends on the player, some ballbashers can be quite interesting to watch especially if their shots are mostly landing in. When it's not then it can be a complete horror show.

And yes it's good that you removed Kuznetsova. She's one of those guilty of playing dreadful brainless tennis.
I agree Karla. There are bashers and bashers. Na Li I have ALL the time in the world for. Pavlyuchenkova and Hantuchova too. Even Azarenka. But Kvitova doesn't do it for me, neither does Lisicki. Masha I support just 'cause she's put in sooo much work to come back. And hard work ought to be rewarded. Kvitova won fair and square today, Vika choked (I expected the opposite to happen), but the final on Saturday, seriously, could be a 45 minute affair either way. And if Masha doesn't serve and Kvitty doesn't seriously choke, she could get absolutely blown off the court. But the odds reflect the inadvertent reality of this tournament (and women's tennis in general): it's a choke fest. Cause, on form, Maria should NOT be 1/2 against...
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that pic is disgusting
same tennis monster, some make-up :

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^Crazy-eyes Fed. US Open '07 or '08 I think.
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^ It is so! Very very proud of you for using it Karla! (MASSIVE SMOOCH, no graphic available for that).

My dear fellows, allow me to digress:

Two-three years back, I had the misfortune of watching the "epic" Williams-Safina final, which was nothing short of a beat-down. At the time, I thought to myself, 'women's tennis is going nowhere, how sad".

Today, after the second so-called semi-final, two things occurred to me:

1) Flavia CAN win a grand-slam in whatever time she has left
2) Women's tennis truly is going NOWHERE.

The tournament favourite (aka as Masha) can win in straight sets having gifted her opponent a grand total of 3+ games in double faults alone. The number of rallies featuring 3 strokes or less is 42 (most of them comprising DFs or UE on return) and the so-called 'favourite' is due to face an opponent who, unless she chokes on the occasion, should basically trounce her with a handicap of 3 games in hand (there is NO WAY Masha's DF count will be less than 10 in the final).

And the grand opposition to the favourite is a girl who can basically bash a ball on grass (and nowhere else), whilst the rest of the field has managed to fall to each other in VERY bizarre circumstances.

At the same time, the world #1 can lose to a girl who is an inch above 5 foot, and who musters a total of 2 games against the world's no.7 or whatever Masha is. So basically, on form, she is about as duff a world #1 as has ever been seen, probably even more 'duff' than Safina (who at least got trounced in finals and not QFs).

As for the new breed of tennis player? I beg someone to point out where the future is? Heather Watson? (I'm being serious, too...). Ksenia Pervak? Who or what is it? Petra Kvitova? At least she can hit 30+ winners in a game, if that what it is, then that's what it is. But it is ANYTHING but exciting or interesting to watch.

So, in summary, may the Lord protect the Pennettas and Schiavones of this world, as well as any other lass who seeks to rally from the baseline, for as long as He sees fit, so at least we can have some hope of watching something called 'tennis', at least what I know and try to play as a sport....
i kinda really agree with you about everything...most of all about the qulity of the tennis which is being showed by the youngers
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Old Jul 1st, 2011, 09:30 AM   #71
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^ it's Bolletieries fault
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i do really think so...SF line up included no players who can actually play a dropshot or even use a decent slice to not name the volleying skills
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Old Jul 1st, 2011, 12:17 PM   #73
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i do really think so...SF line up included no players who can actually play a dropshot or even use a decent slice to not name the volleying skills
like except Fran there's someone else able to do it in top10
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^ Lisicki (sorry ) tried 2 times to disarm Masha's cannonballs with a slice. Both times it went 1 meter below the net. At least she had figured it out tactically, that's a good sign. I hope she will work on it. She played dropshots too, preceeded by a deep topspin forehand close to the line. I don't dare speak of variety yet

Lisicki IMHO lacks a personality so far. You her it when she speaks German. It's all about fishing for encouragement, like a little girl.

And, guys, the Fabulous Flavia Forum is very special and full of personality. I can't say the same about the Lisicki forum, yet.
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well i think it's because of the great personality of flavia
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