Sets in the City - Tennis 2012 III

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by Loves_Shizuka, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. Rottie

    Rottie Well-Known Member

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    Azarenka has clinched year-end No. 1.

    It's S. Williams v. Radwanska and Sharapova v. Azarenka in the WTA Championship semifinals.
     
  2. Rottie

    Rottie Well-Known Member

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  3. my little pony

    my little pony snarking for AZE

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    rory mcilroy might do a better job
     
  4. hydro

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    Serena wins :cheer2:
     
  5. Rottie

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    The way Federer is serving, I expect Murray to clobber him tomorrow/today. Not sure about Djokovic vs. Del Potro. Although Djokovic has to be considered the favorite, Del Potro has the weapons to bother anyone.
     
  6. ice9

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    Nole comes back again. :cheer: The guy's mentality is just unbelievable.
     
  7. Loves_Shizuka

    Loves_Shizuka Gettin' my sass out

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    Late to the party, but thrilled for Serena's win at the Istanbul YEC (what a year for Serena!!!!) Venus' first title in a while in Luxembourg, Petrova's win in Sofia and looking forward to the Federer-Djokovic final in London!
     
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  9. oleada

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    Congrats to the Czech Republic! Had any other nations won Davis & Fed Cups in the same year (US would be my guess...?).
     
  10. Loves_Shizuka

    Loves_Shizuka Gettin' my sass out

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    ^They have, but the Czechs also won the Hopman Cup in January - great year for them. Apparently tennis is officially the number two most popular sport in CZE now; they are certainly rising fast.
     
  11. Domshabfan

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    I guess Davis cup, Hopman Cup, Fed Cup should be a first considering Hopman cup is a very new on the calendar as respect to the other two.
     
  12. skipaway

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  13. Rottie

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    I bet the next time they meet in match play, Serena hands her double bagels.
     
  14. skipaway

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  15. orientalplane

    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

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    Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the Australian Open :(:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/tennis/20859522

    The reason for his withdrawal is a stomach virus, but you have to wonder also about his knee and whether he'll be the same player when he finally does return.
     
  16. Rottie

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    Oh sad. :( The AO is still over two weeks away, so he really must not be ready. Still, better to give the tournament a pass than to desperately try to come back because he doesn't want to miss another Grand Slam and set himself back another year. I will keep my fingers crossed for him.
     
  17. Alex Forrest

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    I know this isn't current tennis events, but I was watching old matches on YT. I am officially a fan of Hana Mandlikova. When she made the USO final in 1980 at 18 she was talked up as the next superstar (this was before Martina pulled herself together and started to dominate). She had every shot in the book, and was so graceful. I'm glad she ended up with 4 grand slam titles, but really she should have been a superstar and won many more. Martina was known to have said that the one player she felt was a threat was Mandlikova, which was odd because everyone always thinks Martina/Chris. I also realized how much more I loved tennis back then, where there was more finesse and varied shotmaking versus now the total reliance on power. So anyway here's a shout out to Hana Mandlikova.
     
  18. AragornElessar

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    Have spent the evening going through the New Year Honours list from the UK (thread and link over at OBT) and Congratulations to Mr. Andrew Murray OBE for services to Tennis.

    What a way to end one heck of a year for Andy!! :D
     
  19. oleada

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    Maria Kirilenko and Alex Ovechnkin announced their engagement today!
     
  20. AragornElessar

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    Now that's lovely news to end the year on!! Thanks for letting us know oleada and Congratulations to the Happy Couple!!! :)
     
  21. Rottie

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    Wish Azarenka hadn't withdrawn before her match with Serena with a bad toe.
     
  22. skipaway

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    Pedicure Gone Bad
     
  23. oleada

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    That happened to me before. It's super painful :scream:

    The latest gossip from the tennis world is that Maria Sharapova is dating Gregor Dimitrov :eek:
     
  24. FSfan107

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    Australian Open is starting right now!:cheer2:
     
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    Australian Open is providing live feeds (6) on their website, though LIVE content is not available in Australia, Europe, New Zealand, United Kingdom and Japan due to rights restrictions.

    But the rest of the world can follow their free live streaming! some have commentary
     
  26. Rottie

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    Excited!
     
  27. topaz

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    I know. I'm watching Vika now. Her match just started.

    Early upsets already; Nadia P lost to Kimiko Date-Krumm 2-6, 0-6;
    Caroline W def Sabine L in 3 sets. Sabine was up 3-0 in the 3rd set and lost the next 5 games.

    Venus looked really good yesterday. Healthy and stronger. Her dress was fabulous.
    http://www.tennispanorama.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Venus-Williams-2013-australian-open-day-1-20130113-173927-201-e1358140905475.jpg
     
  28. FSfan107

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    Oh no Serena! She just rolled her ankle! :eek: :(
     
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    That looked really awful, but glad she was able to finish strong, 6-0, 6-0. Hopefully the ankle is okay.
     
  30. oleada

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    Kimiko Date-Krumm def. Nadia Petrova 60 62 :eek: :cheer:

    Hope Serena's okay...