Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by Loves_Shizuka, Sep 13, 2012.
Wish Azarenka hadn't withdrawn before her match with Serena with a bad toe.
Pedicure Gone Bad
That happened to me before. It's super painful
The latest gossip from the tennis world is that Maria Sharapova is dating Gregor Dimitrov
Australian Open is starting right now!
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
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.
Oh no Serena! She just rolled her ankle!
That looked really awful, but glad she was able to finish strong, 6-0, 6-0. Hopefully the ankle is okay.
Kimiko Date-Krumm def. Nadia Petrova 60 62
Hope Serena's okay...
to Date-Krumm at the age of 42 beating the 12th seed.
Murray looked impressive in his first match, though he still tends to have brief lapses of concentration. He's in the more difficult half of the draw and will probably have to beat Del Potro and Federer if he's to make the final. I have faith.
How old was Navratilova when she played a few singles tournaments? Date-Krumm is really impressing me. Would love to see her get far!
Sloane Stephens won yesterday and Madison Keys just closed out her match against Paszek. Paszek is ranked #30. Keys had a very good match last week ago against Na.
Yay for Heather Watson reaching the third round and saving three match points along the way.
maria sharapova has won 2 matches without losing a game!!!
Stosur lost to Jie Zheng .
It's in Australia, that's not so surprising
Laura Robson beats Petra Kvitova 2-6 6-3 11-9 at the Australian Open!!!!
BBC Match Report
Happy for Laura Robson but gutted for Kvitova. She's been completely AWOL so far this year.
And Kimiko Date-Krumm is into the 3rd round, having defeated Shahar Peer. She's so cool! (And in unbelievable shape.)
That was said to watch. I haven't seen that kind of melt-down since Clijsters' choke against Serena at the 03 AO semis.
I watched the match and Zheng is tough competitor but Sam was serving for the match twice, up 5-2 in the third. Zheng knew she was tight and just kept the ball in play.
Melbourne Temperature is around 23 C, Sydney today recorded the highest temperature ever 46 C.
Sharapova is looking very very good
Sharapova destroyed Venus 1-3. Definitely thought Maria would win, but hoped it might be a better match than that.
If Vika loses the match against Hampton with Hampton having a bad back, struggling I am going to send her a tweet about her guts. She's playing tentative against her. Hampton can't run nor stretch, why is Vika hitting to her in the middle of the court?
Injured players are dangerous, you have to exploit their weakness, injury or not.
Vika moves on; 62 in the third (last 5 games in a row) but that certainly wasn't convincing...
WOW, the Federer/Tomic match is living up to the hype!! What an amazing first 2 sets!!
Up all night watching the Aussie Open. Serena didn't look worried even when she went 3-0 down in the second set; she just stepped up a gear and cruised to victory. I'd be a bit surprised to see her take the title, though. Real shock to see Del Potro go out, but kudos to Jeremy Chardy. Murray's scoreline flatters him a little - he had quite a battle on his hands, though he does tend to improve throughout a competition. And you had to feel sorry for the French duo of Monfils and Simon - both injured in a bruising five setter that made them look battered and knackered. Ouch! I didn't get to see Federer, but the BBC said he was "smooth as silk and sweet as chocolate."
i'm all for swagger in an athlete and believing you can win but tomic's ass just couldnt cash that check he wrote
what was up w delpo so far back from the baseline?
Tomic is remarkably cocky for a player who hasn't accomplished much on the tour.
Also found this interesting:
FEDERER VS. YOUNG GUNS ON ATP WORLD TOUR - Federer is undefeated (13-0) against opponents born in the 1990s in his career:
Bernard Tomic (born 21 Oct. 1992) 4-0
Milos Raonic (born 27 Dec. 1990) 3-0
Ryan Harrison (born 7 May 1992) 2-0
Denis Kudla (born 17 Aug. 1992) 1-0
Devin Britton (born 17 March 1991) 1-0
David Goffin (born 7 Dec. 1990) 1-0
Vasek Pospisil (born 23 June 1990) 1-0
Interesting, london_calling. So the theory I occasionally hear trotted out that Federer dominates players of his own generation because he dominated them when they were all younger and "got in their head" but can't dominate younger players who don't "fear" him is not borne out by the evidence.
Jamie Hampton's got some game. Too bad her back flared up. I got the impression that Azarenka went out there with no game plan except "Hit her off the court." When Hampton wasn't going to be hit anywhere and was hitting back, Vika didn't have a plan for that.
Kimiko had a great run. Hope she stays healthy and we see a lot more of her this year. Just think how much the game has changed since she turned pro!
Federer vs. Tomic was good for the first two sets, and Fed was pretty darn divine at times. He can still really move his feet. Sometimes I wonder what kind of figure skater he would have made, given his seemingly innate grace. He'll have to be just about divine to go deep in this thing, given his draw.
Looking forward to Ferrer vs. Nishikori!
For some inspiration, tennis ballers in their underwear:
Call me old school, but I would take Patrick Rafter in a second. Or Djokovic.
Thanks for the nice visuals.
I'm with you on Rafter (not so much on Djokovic). Why couldn't they have thrown in a piccie of my fave, Ancic?
Novak is being pushed all the way in his match with Stan - into the decider now - Stan playing out of his mind by the sounds of it!!
What an unbelievable match between Novak and Stan! I feel so bad for Stan!
Djokovic and Wawrinka serve up a feast of tennis - one of the most incredible matches I've ever seen! Good to hear from Wawrinka that he takes more of a positive than negative feeling from this, but it must have been so tough to take after playing so well. And Djokovic marches on towards the final! Great viewing!
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