Never date a tennis player - love means nothing to them. vol.2

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  1. Loves_Shizuka

    Loves_Shizuka Gettin' my sass out

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    Serena was impressive from what I saw - she reeeeally stepped it up by the looks of it. I picked PEtra, but it's great to see Serena in this kind of mood. Well done!
     
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    Yeah, after some dodgy moments earlier in the tournament, Serena looked like she found her form today. I agree that she looks too strong to not be the far and away favorite for the tournament, although if Azarenka makes it through, it could be an interesting match between the two.
     
  3. topaz

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    I've always liked her game, her old mental attitude of being touchy and moody on the court. It would irritate me because she is so talented. Vika considered quitting tennis about a 1 year a half almost 2 years ago.

    But I think Vika is just sick and tired of answering questions about her grunting/shrieking. I think the media have been harder on Vika than they are on Maria S or Serena(in regards to the grunting). She showed real resiliency at the Aussie Open when the crowd was mocking her. I didn't see the crowd mock Maria or Serena.

    Vika is not letting much bother here, I think she's digging in and playing with even more determination.
     
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    Serena played fantastic. There were some good shot making the 2nd set.

    Petra is sometimes a slow starter and it hurt her here. Also, Serena's serve was superb today. She serve/volleyed more and went to the net a little more.
     
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    Vika grunts in practice. However, I think some of the other players like Maria and Serena probably don't grunt in practice is due to several things. They aren't hitting the ball with all their might and the stress of playing of match. I've seen Maria not grunt on "slice" strokes. I've seen Maria and Serena grunt more in stressful times of the match(nerves) and when they are really putting on power and weight into their shots.

    I don't think Maria and Vika grunting/shrieking is done on purpose, i.e. a gamesmanship issue. I do think Serena at times uses the grunts as an intimidation tool.
     
  6. Loves_Shizuka

    Loves_Shizuka Gettin' my sass out

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    Tsonga :cheer2:

    Lisicki is all over the place today :eek:

    And on a purely superficial note, I really like Kirilenko's dress.
     
  7. oleada

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    Tsonga is just :grope:

    If only Sabine would be more consistent. When she's on, her game is divine.

    I like Kirilenko's dress, too. Now, the shots of Alex Ovechkin, I could do without :yikes:
     
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    Agree on Lisicki - but she has just broken back in the 2nd set - maybe she can get settled and make a match of this!!

    Glad they have finally gotten all the mens matches sorted - though back to back days will be tough for some of them - especially Mayer who has to face Novak tomorrow. At least with all the other games they will have had the same amount of rest!!
     
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    Both girls playing quite well now :)
     
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    According to ESPN, Kerber beat Stosur at the 2011 US Open. Okay, then :lol:
     
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    haha, so who won the title according to them?
     
  12. oleada

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    Didn't say :p
    Of course Sabine blinks when she has to serve to stay in the set...2nd MP for Kerber now.

    What a point :eek:
     
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    Loves_Shizuka Gettin' my sass out

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    The way Lisicki saved that 2nd MP was amazing! :eek:

    5-5 now
     
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    I'm amazed by Kerber's anticipation and movement :eek:
     
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    Kirilenko came back against Radwanska - Aggie did win that first set but had to fight for it - now it is going on serve 2nd set and it could go either way.

    Lisicki fighting for the tie-break!!
     
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    SP for Sabine!
    And misses. 6 all in the TB.
    MP for Kerber now, amazing defense in that point..
     
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    Saved again by Sabine!
    Sabine wins the tie break 9-7, and onto a third set!
    This is a fun contrast of styles. Now that Sabine's upped her game, it's been great to watch.
     
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    Wow - Sabine saves 3 MP's and is now into a decider!!! Bad leave by Kerber!!
     
  19. Loves_Shizuka

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    Why on earth did Kerber leave that last ball?!

    This is Lisicki's to lose now...

    great match though!!
     
  20. Loves_Shizuka

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    Masha K. wins the 2nd set 6-4 :eek:
     
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    That's a surprise :eek:
    If Aga can't make the final here, I'm not sure if I can see her making another.

    I want to like Aga, but she's so emotionless on court that I can't get behind her.
     
  22. Lorac

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    She came roaring back and deservedly has taken that match to a decider.
     
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    Kerber breaks to open the set...
    And Sabine breaks back, Kerber seems PISSED.
     
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    And Lisicki breaks straight back!!
     
  25. Loves_Shizuka

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    I don't know who I want to win :confused:

    I know what you mean - and in the viedos I've seen of her off-court she's anything but. She needs to bring some of that to the match court, but I guess that's not how she wants to go about things.
     
  26. oleada

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    I know! She can be hilarious. I remember that drawing she made of Jankovic one time. Even as a JJ fan, I was rolling.

    I think Chris Evert has a girl crush on Maria Sharapova, judging by the way she goes on and on about her.

    Also, I wonder if they should move the Azarenka/Paszek match to Center Court. It'll never get started otherwise, as it's raining again.
     
  27. Loves_Shizuka

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    ^as does Tracy Austin.
     
  28. Lorac

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    Lisciki now serving for the match - Kerber handed her that last break!!
     
  29. Loves_Shizuka

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    And Angie breaks straight back.
     
  30. Loves_Shizuka

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    5-5

    Oh the nerves :drama:
     
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