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Old Mar 21st, 2013, 06:28 PM   #2266
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Anyone watching Serena? She is almost indescribably bad.
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Re: •~º~º~Welcome to Vikaland~º~º~ • - Vikalume 2.

Yeah, I was watching from the end of the first set. Seems to be back on track now though.
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Old Mar 25th, 2013, 07:28 PM   #2270
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Game over for Domi. I guess Seppi vs Bellucci is more interesting than the rest of this match.
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Incredible turnaround from Serena though. She deserves full credit, she was playing so bad in the first set and start of the 2nd set that you had to see it to believe it. Somehow she found her game just in time though.
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Offtopic or Introduction Thread

Hi! i thought we should have this thread to talk about everything apart from tennis
I am kind of new, my name is Marina, i am from Russia
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Re: •~º~º~Welcome to Vikaland~º~º~ • - Vikalume 2.

It's never really easy to tell if they are being serious or not.

PS: What about Haas' dream run I hope the winner of that SF goes on to win the tournament.
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Re: Offtopic or Introduction Thread

Hi Marina!

Actually we already have an off-topic thread: http://www.tennisforum.com/forumdisplay.php?f=772 I know, we've been talking quite a bit about tennis in there as of late but not solely.

I think it'd be nice to have your thread as a possibility for new members to introduce themselves.
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Re: •~º~º~Welcome to Vikaland~º~º~ • - Vikalume 2.

I think the quality of tennis at Miami has been rather poor. I have tried to enjoy the other matches but i think Vika is really needed for the tour.
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Re: Offtopic or Introduction Thread

hi! sorry didn't see that thread but we can intoduce ourselves here then
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Re: •~º~º~Welcome to Vikaland~º~º~ • - Vikalume 2.

It might be the fact that Vika isn't playing and that all my other faves suck as well but I feel the level at both IW & Miami was worryingly poor.

The season started off great with an epic AO final and the battle of the giants at Doha but since then it has been meh pretty much. The IW final was pathetically weak and another Sharapova-beatdown by Serena isn't entertaining either.

Vika is really needed for the tour. Both her rivalry with Sharapova and the duels against Serena are pretty much the only things that keep the tour interesting at the top. Radwanska has no business beating any of them, Kvitova does not have a brain and everybody knows Sharapova is just third best.

Meh...
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Re: •~º~º~Welcome to Vikaland~º~º~ • - Vikalume 2.

Part of it stems from the matches we see. The actual competitive matches on paper we rarely get to see in Indian Wells and Miami. Instead we are just given Serena, Sharapova day after day etc. I thought Serena vs Cibulkova was a decent watch, just seeing how someone can dig their own hole and then climb their way out themselves was a good watch.

The latter stages of these events have been really poor though, too many players sealed to their fates before the match even begins. The WTA could really do with Sharapova having a competitive match with Serena, unfortunately I don't see one coming. The gaps to the top of the game are just getting exposed time and time again, and there is a real lack of players who can step up to the challenges. You've had multiple top 10 players in the past 2 weeks get made to look frighteningly out of their depth at the top end of the game.
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Re: •~º~º~Welcome to Vikaland~º~º~ • - Vikalume 2.

There's not much difference to the ATP anymore in that aspect, is there? The top 3 of the WTA already have that mental advantage over most of their lower ranked opponents and the argument about the lack of depth is a logical consequence of such a situation. What bothers me is that hardly anybody complains about the lack of depth on the ATP tour whereas you often hear exactly that when people are talking about the WTA. The tour had more depth when Wozniacki was #1 but is this really what we want?

I agree that a close final tomorrow would be great for women's tennis as it would show that the top 3 can really challenge each other. Unfortunately I don't see it happen either.
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