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Balls, Bagels & Breadsticks: Tennis 2013

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by Loves_Shizuka, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. Loves_Shizuka

    Loves_Shizuka The Stolbova/Klimov and James/Cipres Uber

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    New year, new thread?

    So far:

    Serena won Brisbane EASILY. Murray won it almost as easily.

    Spain won Hopman Cup (with some good wins for Ivanovic and Venus too)

    Dickie Gasquet won Doha :D

    Li Na won Shenzhen :D

    Aga Radwanska won Auckland

    Tipsarevic won Chennai

    Sharapova withdrew from Brisbane but is probably fine for Melbourne. Azarenka withdrew before her semi with Serena but I'm fairly sure her toe will be fine for OZ ;)

    Still no Nadal, and Tsonga is a big doubt for Melbourne.

    Oh, and the big news - Dimitrov :swoon: and Sharapova are supposedly an item.

    Btw, a bagel = a 6-0 set; a breadstick is a 6-1, just in case people are :confused:
     
  2. Coco

    Coco Well-Known Member

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    I had to post this:

    http://www.rferl.org/content/safin-tennis-mosque-tatarstan/24756900.html

    It calls to mind the Tupac lyric, "Oh, so you're a Muslim now?"

    I know it's always been his heritage and his mother was active, but I swear I remember quotes from him saying he was not a religious man. I guess people appreciate religion more as they grow up.

    Mostly I just posted this for the picture of him saying prayers. Still :smokin::smokin:
     
  3. Rottie

    Rottie Well-Known Member

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    Okaaaaay...
     
  4. Loves_Shizuka

    Loves_Shizuka The Stolbova/Klimov and James/Cipres Uber

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    Isner has withdrawn from the OZ.
     
  5. kylet3

    kylet3 Well-Known Member

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    and Milos Raonic has another embarrassing loss to someone he shouldn't... Hewitt? I mean c'mon... really?! I have a feeling 2013 is going to be something of an unmitigated disaster for him...
     
  6. orientalplane

    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

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    It seems Raonic often doesn't live up to expectations.

    Can't wait for the Australian Open! :cheer2:
     
  7. oleada

    oleada Well-Known Member

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    Wozniacki drew Lisicki in the 1R. I'm predicting an early loss.

    Vesnina won her first WTA title, on her 8th final :) That makes me happy :)
     
  8. Loves_Shizuka

    Loves_Shizuka The Stolbova/Klimov and James/Cipres Uber

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    Vesnina! :cheer2: Always had a soft spot for her, she has a pretty game.

    Great starts for Venus and Maria (Venus lost one game - Maria none!)

    Dimitrov lost :( but it WAS to Benneteau :swoon: :lol: