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Western & Southern Open AUGUST 15 - 21, 2011 CINCINNATI OH
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#42 Posted : Tuesday, August 16, 2011 7:36:47 PM(UTC)
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I'm sorry for Roger's fans and I so respect Roger but I hope Delpo beats him today. Delpo needs a big win to boost his confidence after what he's been through. Vamos Juan!!!
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#40 Posted : Tuesday, August 16, 2011 7:38:55 PM(UTC)
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clyde_aya@yahoo.com;309914 wrote:


Ruyman_Mashalover;309912 wrote:


clyde_aya@yahoo.com;309911 wrote:


Just noticed, Maria went down 2 places from the ranking. From #5 to #7. Was it due to the points she lost last week? 


So that means she'll earn points this week?



 


Yes, she can only gain points this week. She went down two places because they removed the points she gained last year at Cincinnati where she reached the finals (it took place earlier than this year).


 


So Maria won easily but it was a poor match in my opinion. Still quite a few doubles and she let Rodionova break her twice in the second set. She needs to step it up quickly.



Agree. Everything was going well, until double faults started clinging in that one service game of Maria. All doubles in the second set came from that game I think...


 


She's playing good somehow, although she's missing some combination shots. Tough match ahead I should say, tricky Kuznetsova. 



 


Yeah, I edited my post because I meant a poor second set especially those 3rd and 5th games where all those doubles came in (I think). Kuznetsova hasn't been great lately but we all know she's a good player.

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#43 Posted : Tuesday, August 16, 2011 7:42:26 PM(UTC)
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She only played 5 matches throughout the us open series. 3 wins-2 losses. Let's hope she'll roll and win more! Her serve is vital in winning her matches..

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#46 Posted : Tuesday, August 16, 2011 7:44:14 PM(UTC)
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clyde_aya@yahoo.com;309917 wrote:


She only played 5 matches throughout the us open series. 3 wins-2 losses. Let's hope she'll roll and win more! Her serve is vital in winning her matches..



 


Absolutely right.

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#47 Posted : Tuesday, August 16, 2011 9:17:46 PM(UTC)
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Already my first disappointment. Expected more from Delpo. Federer's serve was too good. Well, I hope Novak wins now (although he has to lose some day, I guess -not to my joy-).
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#48 Posted : Wednesday, August 17, 2011 3:46:28 AM(UTC)
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Coin toss closeup between Maria and Rodionova:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljw7tpV4GlQ

Maria's press conference after the match:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSR7Nl-FW80

and finally a video of most of the WTA stars talking about their 2011 USO series thus far.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8TvyCHC2O4

enjoy :)
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#50 Posted : Wednesday, August 17, 2011 8:44:35 AM(UTC)
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Wednesday OOP: http://www.atpworldtour..../posting/2011/422/op.pdf 


We will soon see whether Kuzi handles Cetkovska (defeating this high-level ITF player is not a given.) Assuming so, Svetlana will be Masha's serious test--Maria defeated her in the first round at Cincy last year 64 16 62.


More informed reflection tells me she may NOT face Serena--and that's only partly because Williams is visibily not worth so much in sunlight anymore. My first assumption that Li Na would roll over neglected two points. 1) This is not a major. 2) I didn't know about the Mountain Flowers 


Scott Petranek 934 


How cold a mercenary gotta be to tank with them watching? 


Scott Petranek 929


If Serena thinks Li Na will play as hard as she needs to, she might prefer to simply not exert herself so much against Stosur today. 



"That's the way the world works... right now." --Maria Sharapova at 17
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#52 Posted : Wednesday, August 17, 2011 11:39:05 AM(UTC)
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Maria played with confidence last night. She still has lots to improve on particularly the serve and being more aggressive if she wants to beat the likes of Na Li or Serena not to mention her next round opponent.


Well done, Maria. Well played. Keep going.

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#51 Posted : Wednesday, August 17, 2011 12:51:55 PM(UTC)
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paul_pipkin;309927 wrote:


Wednesday OOP: http://www.atpworldtour..../posting/2011/422/op.pdf 


We will soon see whether Kuzi handles Cetkovska (defeating this high-level ITF player is not a given.) Assuming so, Svetlana will be Masha's serious test--Maria defeated her in the first round at Cincy last year 64 16 62.


More informed reflection tells me she may NOT face Serena--and that's only partly because Williams is visibily not worth so much in sunlight anymore. My first assumption that Li Na would roll over neglected two points. 1) This is not a major. 2) I didn't know about the Mountain Flowers 


Scott Petranek 934 


How cold a mercenary gotta be to tank with them watching? 


Scott Petranek 929


If Serena thinks Li Na will play as hard as she needs to, she might prefer to simply not exert herself so much against Stosur today. 





SERENA WITHDRAWS FROM CINCY. TELL ME WHAT I SAY! 


KUZI is Masha's next opponent. Then Stosur or Li Na.


NB 14:30 EDT Eurosport will show Zvonareva vs Makarova instead.  Hopefully TTC as well, but y'never know...

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#53 Posted : Wednesday, August 17, 2011 1:28:59 PM(UTC)
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I liked Maria's first match in Cincinnati yesterday specially in the first set when she served really well, in the second she had some trouble but she also kept the match under control. Now is wait for her second match tomorrow.

Another second round defeat for Caroline Wozniacki today, hope she can find her form again, she isn't playing with the great consistency that made her number one.

Later today Victoria Azarenka will play another great match to watch.
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#54 Posted : Wednesday, August 17, 2011 2:33:04 PM(UTC)
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Yes, Wozi played very poorly today. Her forehands were flying eveywhere except in the court. She has accumulated so much points that she can be No.1 for ages without winning another match. Maria loses and she is down 2 places!!!

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saggittarian;309931 wrote:


Yes, Wozi played very poorly today. Her forehands were flying eveywhere except in the court. She has accumulated so much points that she can be No.1 for ages without winning another match. Maria loses and she is down 2 places!!!


As Rory Mcilroy was in the stands I assume he is her boyfriend now !!   The reason why she is playing so poorly lately. With her mind in a different world. On the other hand I think there is a motivation problem. She has played so much in spring / summer that she just had it !!    Yet again a strange tournament.

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#56 Posted : Wednesday, August 17, 2011 3:31:01 PM(UTC)
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Brebis;309932 wrote:


saggittarian;309931 wrote:


Yes, Wozi played very poorly today. Her forehands were flying eveywhere except in the court. She has accumulated so much points that she can be No.1 for ages without winning another match. Maria loses and she is down 2 places!!!


As Rory Mcilroy was in the stands I assume he is her boyfriend now !!   The reason why she is playing so poorly lately. With her mind in a different world. On the other hand I think there is a motivation problem. She has played so much in spring / summer that she just had it !!    Yet again a strange tournament.



 


True Wozniacki is probably glad that its only a few months until the break.

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#57 Posted : Wednesday, August 17, 2011 3:42:37 PM(UTC)
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More videos from Cincinati

Highlights of the match between Maria and Rodionova for those who missed it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lsqDc78b0U

And another one with Maria signing autographs today :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxPIEo7IYig

love her smile :)

Enjoy.
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#58 Posted : Wednesday, August 17, 2011 4:09:43 PM(UTC)
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Thanks for the video links, Valkyre. Love the autograph signing. She looks cool.

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#59 Posted : Wednesday, August 17, 2011 7:43:43 PM(UTC)
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So now, Azarenka bails. This just gets better & better. 


Thursday OOP: http://www.atpworldtour..../posting/2011/422/op.pdf 


NB 12:30 EDT Sharapova - Kuznetsova (2nd match on Center)

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#61 Posted : Thursday, August 18, 2011 12:59:05 AM(UTC)
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Like i said yesterday, Masha has a fantastic opportunity to go far here with all

that mish-mash goin' on.


WELCOME TO THE REAL WORLD
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#49 Posted : Thursday, August 18, 2011 1:45:54 AM(UTC)
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Valkyre;309924 wrote:
Coin toss closeup between Maria and Rodionova:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljw7tpV4GlQ

Maria's press conference after the match:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSR7Nl-FW80

and finally a video of most of the WTA stars talking about their 2011 USO series thus far.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8TvyCHC2O4

enjoy :)
She looks a bit miserable during the conference , missing Sasha ??

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paul_pipkin;309937 wrote:


So now, Azarenka bails. This just gets better & better. 


Thursday OOP: http://www.atpworldtour..../posting/2011/422/op.pdf 


NB 12:30 EDT Sharapova - Kuznetsova (2nd match on Center)


I SAW KUTZI THE OTHER NIGHT PLAYING HER FIRST MATCH ! WHAT I DON'T LIKE ABOUT HER IS THE NEGATIVE BODY LANGUAGE. AS IF SHE CARRIES THE WORLD ON HER SHOULDERS. IF IT'S ALL TOO MUCH, JUST STOP PLAYING TENNIS. 

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#62 Posted : Thursday, August 18, 2011 4:16:11 AM(UTC)
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I've sat here an hour considering cutesy or careful ways to say this, and y'know what? Screw all that!


When Katya Makarova had to play a "lucky loser", she drew MJMS--deployed in the same identical fashion as if the Spaniard had actually qualified.


For Shahar Peer OTOH, they found Parmentier, a weak sister far below even the Israeli's mediocre standard. Clearly the organizers hope Peng Shuai, working against injury, will now falter & Peer can be ballyhooed as a "quarterfinalist" without doing a damned thing.


Wow. We lost Princess, we lost "Jehovah-My-Gawd" Williams but retained Zion's own Peer. Must be divine intervention, hunh? 


And shrapi advises us that NATO sportspimps are wailing it was "unfair" to oblige the Great Amerikaan Sweathawg to play in the daylight at all!!!!!


The MASKS are really off now and no one is even bothering to conceal their agendas or whose interests they suck. Dunno how tennisforum is gonna handle it--lol.

"That's the way the world works... right now." --Maria Sharapova at 17
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