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Wimbledon 2013
Brebis
#263 Posted : Tuesday, July 02, 2013 1:12:39 PM(UTC)
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Belgische Flipper in de halve finale !! Hoe is het mogelijk.     


Flipper " all the way " !!!!

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#264 Posted : Tuesday, July 02, 2013 1:21:26 PM(UTC)
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Daar kennen 'wij' nog wat van leren

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#265 Posted : Tuesday, July 02, 2013 2:26:14 PM(UTC)
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Everybody talks about how drastic change will be in ATP for their ranks in next week, but they forget the women also are effected by the drama of first week of Wimbledon. Do you know something about ranking after Wimbledon?? Will Maria's position change?


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#266 Posted : Tuesday, July 02, 2013 3:11:33 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: frida Go to Quoted Post


Everybody talks about how drastic change will be in ATP for their ranks in next week, but they forget the women also are effected by the drama of first week of Wimbledon. Do you know something about ranking after Wimbledon?? Will Maria's position change?



All the 3 ladies will loose points. Serena and Victoria more than Maria !  Expect the ranking to stay the same.

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#267 Posted : Tuesday, July 02, 2013 5:23:00 PM(UTC)
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Well I did say my pick was Lisicki and I'll stick with that BUT she'll have to play her absolute best tennis. Radwanska is very consistent and can frustrate power players like Lisicki and turn them into unforced error machines...

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#268 Posted : Wednesday, July 03, 2013 12:30:32 AM(UTC)
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Flipkens upsets former champion Kvitova

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Instead of glasses, i see a V-MASK on those "unexpected girls". WTA, Alastar, corporations behind all this

will have even a bigger "stiff upper lip" now. That's how revolutions start, a "little woman/man" suddenly

stands up and lit a little flame...TENNIS AGAINST THE ESTABLISHMENT...!!!


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For those who wanna know more about her, see the "Wickmayer-Whoopie-girl"-thread in "Tennis Chat"


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#270 Posted : Wednesday, July 03, 2013 12:47:19 AM(UTC)
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Surprise package Kirsten Flipkens knocks out Kvitova















A new women’s champion will be crowned at Wimbledon this year and with it, a first-time Grand Slam winner after Kirsten Flipkens upset 2011 titlist Petra Kvitova in three sets on Tuesday.

The humble Belgian – who returned to the tour after a spate of injuries, including blood clots last April – felled the Czech No.8 seed 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 and afterwards admitted she thought her name was the most surprising of the last four standing.

She was the first Belgian to reach the quarter-finals at SW19 since her close friend Kim Clijsters three years ago and has become the first from her country to reach the semi-finals since Justin Henin in 2007.

“Kim was one of the people last year still believing in me. I have to thank her. The people believing in me I could count on one hand,” Flipkens said. “I don’t even have tears. I still have to wake up. It’s more than a dream.”

“Of course [Kim’s support] means so much to me. She's in America, but she's been there for me through the good and through the bad times.”

Clijsters took to Twitter to express her delight moments after Flipkins sealed the upset. “Still drying my eyes,” she tweeted. “So proud of how @FlipperKF handled the big occasion for the first time!”

As a former top junior, Flipkens’ career had never reached the heights of her far more decorated countrywomen, but riding a career-high ranking of No.20 coming into this year’s Championships, the 27-year-old has enjoyed a late-career surge, a rise she attributes largely to bouncing back from the life-threatening blood clots in Thailand last year.

“Yeah, maybe I start to know what's important in life. I think winning or losing a tennis match doesn't make a big difference,” she said. “Yeah, I just start to see things in perspective. Yeah, as I said, to understand what's important and what's not.”

It has been an extraordinary comeback, given how far she had fallen this time last year. “I think last year, as everybody know already, I didn't get into the qualifying of Wimbledon. I was ranked 262. Today I'm a semifinalist in a Grand Slam,” Flipkens said.

“I think I've been through a lot of ups and downs throughout my career. I've had so many injuries. Even after the juniors. I was a world champion junior. The year after I had a really bad back injury. All doctors said my career would have been over normally.”

Where nerves often cripple a player in Flipkens’ situation – serving for a place in a first Grand Slam semi-final against a former champion and without the fearlessness of youth on her side – she never faltered.

She reached triple match point with an ace and was only denied by two perfect cross-court backhands from Kvitova. On her third she sealed it, with her seventh ace bringing up the chalk.

The timing could not have been better. “Winning on my mum's birthday makes it even more special,” Flipkens said.

She has already matched Clijsters’ best result at the Championships and if she finds a way to go one step further than Henin’s runner-up showing in 2001 it would make her mother’s birthday celebrations extra special indeed.


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WOW! Eventually, we'll be seeing a NEW GRAND SLAM CHAMPION! But my bet goes to Radwanska or Sabine. Although I think Sabine has a better chance of winning since her game fits the grass courts very well. But the thing about Sabine is that she play's like hit and miss game. On the other hand, Radwansk simply returns all your shots and to try to mix things up. All in all, I have this feeling of Lisicki vs Radwanska final.


But who knows, Flipkens just outplayed Kvitova and she might surprise Radwanska. And Marion is on the roll as well. Both players are capable of scoring an upset.


Too bad really, if Maria wasn't eliminated by De Brito, she's got a really high chance of winning her 5th slam title and her second Wimbledon. 

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WOW! Eventually, we'll be seeing a NEW GRAND SLAM CHAMPION! But my bet goes to Radwanska or Sabine. Although I think Sabine has a better chance of winning since her game fits the grass courts very well. But the thing about Sabine is that she play's like hit and miss game. On the other hand, Radwansk simply returns all your shots and to try to mix things up. All in all, I have this feeling of Lisicki vs Radwanska final.


But who knows, Flipkens just outplayed Kvitova and she might surprise Radwanska. And Marion is on the roll as well. Both players are capable of scoring an upset.


Too bad really, if Maria wasn't eliminated by De Brito, she's got a really high chance of winning her 5th slam title and her second Wimbledon. 



 


Sorry I misunderstood it..


I thought Sabine and Aga were on the opposite side of the draw XD


Anyways, interesting match up:


Aga vs Sabine


Marion vs. Flipkens

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#273 Posted : Wednesday, July 03, 2013 1:37:28 AM(UTC)
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Aga played a great match today. John McEnroe needs to be taught some protocol when announcing. He accused Aga of faking an injury just to get the time out. He never said anything good about her play. He kept making excuses for Li, including "being the older player, the time delays probably hurt her". I would think that the rest would help the older player.
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#274 Posted : Wednesday, July 03, 2013 8:43:02 AM(UTC)
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WWWooowwwwww, great play of Fe(de)rer !!
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http://youtu.be/kb8z4ruHm6c

Wimbledon 2013 Day 8 Highlights: Petra Kvitova v Kirsten Flipkens

http://youtu.be/S9og9EWaIgU

Wimbledon 2013 Day 8 Highlights: Marion Bartoli v Sloane Stephens

http://youtu.be/vxHm0UR8_CE

Lisicki v Bartoli Quarter Final



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Sabine Lisicki

The NEW favorite...AGREE ???



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Sabine Lisicki

The NEW favorite...AGREE ???



 


Definitely a strong contender. But we just can't say yet. Who knows, Radwanska might make her game look bad in the semis.

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I think that Aga is the smartest, most athletic player of the 4. She's my favorite.
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TOMORROW at 14:00 CET they start the battles:)



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#281 Posted : Wednesday, July 03, 2013 12:50:32 PM(UTC)
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TOMORROW at 14:00 CET they start the battles:)



Honestly I want Lisicki-Flipkens final !!! Two surprise girls against each other But tomorrow can be full of surprise , like Wimbledon 2013  :D :D

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Let it not be Bartoli to lift the dish !?! That's just not a good promotion for women's tennis.
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#283 Posted : Wednesday, July 03, 2013 7:46:51 PM(UTC)
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Please be Lisicki-Flipkens in FINAL!!!!!

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