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« Reply #160 on: January 25, 2009, 02:49:20 AM »
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« Reply #161 on: January 25, 2009, 02:50:09 AM »
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« Reply #162 on: January 25, 2009, 02:50:53 AM »
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« Reply #163 on: January 25, 2009, 02:53:39 AM »
I almost forgot the one with both Kateryna and myself :wub:
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« Reply #164 on: January 25, 2009, 02:59:16 AM »
Victoria's 4th round showdown with Serena Williams is the womens match on the Rod Laver Arena then tomorrow, as it will be 2nd on after the Monfils vs Simon match
:cheer: :cheer: :cheer:

Later in the day Victoria will also play her 3rd round doubles match with Zvonareva vs Black and Huber the top seeds :cheer:

HUGE day for Victoria tomorrow- a tournament defining one I say!
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« Reply #165 on: January 25, 2009, 04:18:19 AM »
You are doing very well with this thread Chris....I really hope she can pull off an upset by beating Serena tomm


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« Reply #166 on: January 25, 2009, 04:25:53 AM »
You are doing very well with this thread Chris....I really hope she can pull off an upset by beating Serena tomm

Thanks very much Falcon  :) I'm enjoying this thread soooo much and its very easy to post about Victoria  :) Just like you I really hope Victoria can beat Serena tomorrow- this is a huge opportunity for her and a win could be the most significant moment in her career and going forward too. I'm already soooo nervous for Victoria tomorrow- probably because I feel there is such a chance here in Melbourne for Victoria. I just hope she plays her game and how she has in 2009 and she'll be just fine  :king:
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« Reply #167 on: January 25, 2009, 04:26:42 AM »
You are doing very well with this thread Chris....I really hope she can pull off an upset by beating Serena tomm

Thanks very much Falcon  :) I'm enjoying this thread soooo much and its very easy to post about Victoria  :) Just like you I really hope Victoria can beat Serena tomorrow- this is a huge opportunity for her and a win could be the most significant moment in her career and going forward too. I'm already soooo nervous for Victoria tomorrow- probably because I feel there is such a chance here in Melbourne for Victoria. I just hope she plays her game and how she has in 2009 and she'll be just fine  :king:
She has been very impressive this far...lets hope for the best  :)


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« Reply #169 on: January 25, 2009, 01:29:02 PM »
I had a feeling you might like that one Babble  :)
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« Reply #170 on: January 25, 2009, 01:37:40 PM »
From the WTA site:

Australian Open: Day 8 Preview

MELBOURNE, Australia - Cornet, Radwanska and Wozniacki are gone, but can Victoria Azarenka and Dominika Cibulkova strike a blow for the teen Top 20 brigade by making it to the quarters of the Australian Open for the first time? No doubt their grand dame opponents, Serena Williams and Elena Dementieva, will have something to say about that. The only thing that's certain is that by the end of this Australia Day, a Spanish quarterfinalist will have been confirmed.

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(2) Serena Williams (USA) vs. (13) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) - Williams leads 1-0
Both of these players know how to blow opponents off the court, so it will be fun to see how they shape up against each other. Last time they played was right here at Melbourne Park 12 months ago, with Williams a straight-sets winner. But, while the three-time champion has certainly displayed some vintage form since then, not least when she won the US Open, it is 19-year-old Azarenka who has come along in leaps and bounds in the past year. She puts a lot of pressure on herself though, so if things get tight, Serena's greater experience of big occasions might hold sway. That said, upsets are in the air, and there was a real sense that a monkey had been lifted off the young Belarusian's back when she collected her first Tour title at Brisbane two weeks ago. Could this be the moment she breaks through to reach the last eight of a major?
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« Reply #171 on: January 25, 2009, 07:56:55 PM »
Victoria's 4th round showdown with Serena Williams is the womens match on the Rod Laver Arena then tomorrow, as it will be 2nd on after the Monfils vs Simon match
:cheer: :cheer: :cheer:

Later in the day Victoria will also play her 3rd round doubles match with Zvonareva vs Black and Huber the top seeds :cheer:

HUGE day for Victoria tomorrow- a tournament defining one I say!

I'll be pulling for her 100% in that match. :innocent:

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« Reply #172 on: January 25, 2009, 10:50:02 PM »
I'm just absolutely devastated for Victoria :(  :crying: :Sad-Bye:  :depressed: ;>) I couldn't bare to see her like that and was so worried for her, it was awful to see. First the thought she may collapse at anytime and then seeing her cry like that was agonising to see!! Felt just like watching Maria play through agony with her shoulder in Canada last year, only this time it was the seriousness of Victoria's health. To give an idea to how hot it must have been is that Victoria lives in the desert of Scottsdale, Arizona so does almost all her training in the heat there. She completely had Serena there before the problems, she knew this was a real chance for a huge win and a run all the way to the title. What a fantastic first set of controlled power, with a few net points thrown in as well- it made it clearer to me Victoria will become a Grand Slam Champions. But Victoria has done herself so proud and can take so much confidence and belief from this tournament. On a slightly cooler day or at a better time of day she'd have beaten a nine time Grand Slam Champion.
Victoria- you've been amazing these past few weeks and you should be so proud of yourself and by just carrying this form and desire on its just about a guarantee that these big titles will come. I'm so proud just to be a fan of yours.
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« Reply #173 on: January 25, 2009, 10:50:48 PM »
Victoria's 4th round showdown with Serena Williams is the womens match on the Rod Laver Arena then tomorrow, as it will be 2nd on after the Monfils vs Simon match
:cheer: :cheer: :cheer:

Later in the day Victoria will also play her 3rd round doubles match with Zvonareva vs Black and Huber the top seeds :cheer:

HUGE day for Victoria tomorrow- a tournament defining one I say!

I'll be pulling for her 100% in that match. :innocent:

Probably won't need to now :(  :crying: :Sad-Bye:  :depressed: ;>)
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« Reply #174 on: January 26, 2009, 12:21:54 AM »
As was obvious Victoria has pulled out of her Womens Doubles 3rd round match later today :(  :crying:
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« Reply #175 on: January 26, 2009, 12:42:01 AM »
Azarenka's ailment hands Serena victory  :blue: :depressed:

Serena Williams has been handed an easy passage to the quarterfinals of Australian Open 2009 after an ill No. 13 seed Victoria Azarenka retired in disheartening circumstances at Rod Laver Arena on Monday.

The three-time champion had lost the first set 6-3, and despite leading the second 4-2, was having the match taken up to her by the 19-year-old Belarusian.

Both players took a while to find their feet in the swirly conditions, fending off break points and remaining in a deadlock until 3-3.

It was then that Azarenka began to find her rhythm, pushing Williams around the court and hitting with great depth from the baseline.

She managed to break the American’s serve with a backhand winner down the line, holding in the next game for a 5-3 lead and having all the momentum.

Shaken, Williams played a loose game when serving to stay in the set, surrendering 6-3.

Azarenka opened the second with a service game held to love and had three chances to gain a 2-0 lead, but couldn’t crack the stubborn world No. 2 for a third time in the match.

After being broken to fall behind 3-1, it was clear that Azarenka’s energy was disappearing and her footwork disintegrating.

Down 3-2, she left the court on a medical time-out after being physically ill during the change of ends.

Although bravely returning to play the next game-and-a-half, the 19-year-old was visibly distressed and no longer fit to compete, retiring in a flood of tears.

Williams will now play No. 8 seed Svetlana Kuznetsova in the quarterfinals after Kuznetsova’s opponent Zheng Jie also retired hurt earlier today, with Kuznetsova leading 4-1 in the first set when the Chinese succumbed to a wrist injury.

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Azarenka served at 82 per cent in the first set, where she hit 13 winners and converted two of three break point opportunities

Williams had 21 unforced errors for the match, while Azarenka had 17

Azarenka won 12 of her 15 approaches at the net; Williams won five of the 11 points when she approached the net

Williams served the only four double faults of the match
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« Reply #176 on: January 26, 2009, 12:51:55 AM »
Williams benefits from Azarenka woe

Second seed Serena Williams progressed to the quarter finals of the Australian Open after opponent Victoria Azarenka retired through illness.

The Belorussian had taken the first set in impressive fashion 6-3 but took a lengthy break when 3-2 down in the second.

The 13th seed then looked increasingly unsteady on her feet in the sixth game and eventually called it a day when 4-2 behind.

After the first six games had gone with serve, Azarenka took control of the opening set in the seventh when she converted the first of two break points after punching a backhand across the court.

A number of errors combined with some excellent shots from her opponent were clearly frustrating Williams and she received a warning for swearing loudly after failing to get a first serve in when under pressure at 5-3 down.

Her mood was not improved when she subsequently hit a return long to lose the first set 6-3.

Williams first service game of the second set saw a lengthy deuce but the second seed hung on before breaking Azarenka in following game and the 19-year-old then retired in tears shortly afterwards.
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« Reply #177 on: January 26, 2009, 12:53:31 AM »
Azarenka bows out hurt, Williams advances

World number two Serena Williams has advanced to the quarter finals of the Australian Open tennis tournament after her opponent retired from their fourth round match in Melbourne today.

Thirteenth-seed Victoria Azarenka won the first set 6-3, but a short time later called a medical timeout.

The Belarusian tried to continue the match but was unsteady on her feet and needed help from the court. Williams led the second set 4-2 before Azarenka retired.

Azarenka is the third player to retire from their match at the Open this afternoon.

Frenchman Gael Monfils withdrew during his match against compatriot Gilles Simon, complaining of a wrist injury.

In the women's draw China's Zheng Jie retired hurt in the first set, sending eighth seed Svetlana Kuznetsova straight through to the quarter finals.
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« Reply #178 on: January 26, 2009, 01:02:08 AM »
And now a number of pictures of Victoria today. Some of them with Victoria really suffering and going through it are very sad and upsetting :(  :crying: :depressed:

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