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« Reply #3060 on: June 27, 2011, 09:59:06 AM »
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« Reply #3061 on: June 27, 2011, 09:59:38 AM »
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« Reply #3062 on: June 27, 2011, 09:59:59 AM »
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« Reply #3065 on: June 27, 2011, 10:01:08 AM »
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« Reply #3067 on: June 27, 2011, 10:01:51 AM »
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« Reply #3068 on: June 27, 2011, 10:02:14 AM »
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« Reply #3069 on: June 27, 2011, 10:02:36 AM »
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« Reply #3070 on: June 27, 2011, 10:02:57 AM »
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« Reply #3071 on: June 27, 2011, 03:25:21 PM »
Victoria then has her biggest chance to date to reach her first ever Grand Slam Semi Final tomorrow as she'll take on Tamira Paszek and the match will be 2nd of the day on Court 1.

GO GO GO VICTORIA!!! :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:

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« Reply #3072 on: June 28, 2011, 03:43:24 PM »
Victoria makes it to the Semi Finals of Wimbledon too :yahoo: :grind dance: :applause: Vika produces a brilliant performance to make the last 4 of a Grand Slam for the first ever time as she beats Tamira Paszek 6/3, 6/1. That was a great performance out there from Vika today, especially because Paszek played really well and hits deceptively big off the ground given her height, she's very much like Cibulkova in being pretty small but hitting pretty big and moving around the court really well. After the 1 game on Court 1 Victoria started much the better on Centre as she went 5/1 up in no time at all, before Paszek held and made Vika serve for it. This was probably the only time the whole match Vika lost her concentration as she failed to put 2 balls away on the 2 set points she had and Paszek broke back. However, Vika responded like the Champion she's going to be by breaking Paszek to take it 6/3. 2nd set Victoria crucially carried her momentum on as she broke Paszek after holding and then the highlight came as Victoria prodcued probably the best shot of her life as she went around the net post to hit a scorching winner and then it was all Vika's match as her intensity shone through as always and she took the match and her place in the Semi Finals 6/3, 6/1. I was really impressed with how well Vika served tonight, really went for the lines and set points up great andfinished a lot of points off at net, exactly what Vika needs to do vs Kvitova on Thursday now :)

I hope I don't wake up from all of this as this all seems too good to be true right now. After all the injuries, especially Maria's where it all looked to be overat 1 stage, to Victoria's constant retirements the last 18 months from matches, and you can't forget Sabine having to learn how to walk again basically this is extremely special right now and 1 of the best moments of sport I've ever experienced :cloud 9: :shakey:

So now I'm 1 round away from my absolute dream scenario in tennis and something that could never EVER be matched again especially if it comes at Wimbledon(and 1 of the top 4 moments ever in sport for me), a MARIA vs VICTORIA GRAND SLAM FINAL!!!!!!! :yahoo: :grind dance: :applause: :shakey: :cloud 9: :cheer:

That's the thing I dream of more than ever right now, I've supported Sabine and been desperate to see her go along way here but for now unless the awful happens of a Kvitova vs Sabine Final I can't support Sabine from here. Its all about Maria and Victoria on Thursday and then please please please on Saturday Maria all the way to the sweetest, most incredible moment, and most unthinkable moment of her career after these past 3 years :cloud 9: :shakey: :cheer:
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« Reply #3073 on: June 28, 2011, 05:03:00 PM »
Azarenka powers past Pascek to set up last four meeting with Kvitova :yahoo: :grind dance: :applause:

Victoria Azarenka was not distracted by an early change of scenery as she reached her maiden Wimbledon semi-final with a straight-sets hammering of unseeded Austrian Tamira Paszek.

Rain meant the quarter-final clash was moved to be played under Centre Court's roof after just one game had been completed on Court One.

The lengthy delay caused by the relocation did not put off the 21-year-old fourth seed though, as the highest-ranked player left in the draw delivered a brutal display.

Azarenka had fallen at the quarter-final hurdle in grand slams on four occasions before today but she outclassed world number 80 Paszek to secure a 6-3, 6-1 victory in an hour and 24 minutes on court to set up a last-four clash on Thursday with Czech Petra Kvitova.

'I'm really glad we managed to play and I'm really happy with the win,' Azarenka said.

'I knew when we went back to the locker rooms they said they were going to have a meeting to decide where we were going to play. I'm glad we managed to play and thank God for the roof. It is just amazing.

'It's my mum's birthday today so I really wanted to give her a good gift so I was trying to play beautiful today. I stayed really focused and composed through the whole match.

'She was playing well and I was just better at the important moments.'

The move to Centre Court meant a veterans' match featuring 2001 men's champion Goran Ivanisevic made way for the more serious business.

Paszek had won the opening game of the match, before it was held up due to the drizzle which made the grass on Court One potentially dangerous.

Once they hit Centre stage, Azarenka began to take charge, and she broke serve three times in a row to build a 5-1 lead.

Azarenka seemed certain to cruise through the set but there was some late resilience from Paszek who had until then been well and truly out-hit.

The 20-year-old Paszek, who reached the fourth round at Wimbledon on her debut four years ago but has struggled to make good on that promise, held serve and then broke Azarenka to get back to 5-3.

However Azarenka broke Paszek for the fourth time in the match, getting the better of a baseline battle which ended with the younger woman netting a forehand, to move a set ahead.

Azarenka started the second set in the same fashion she had won the first.

After holding her serve, the Belarus player broke in the next game, completing a thrilling rally with a forehand that sneaked around the net and landed on the line.

Another service game to love followed as Azarenka looked to close out the match quickly.

Paszek saved a break point to hold in the fourth, but Azarenka continued to dominate on her own service to move 4-1 ahead.

It was soon 5-1 as Paszek found the net with a forehand to leave the match favourite serving for a last-four place.

The spectators who had stayed on Centre saw Paszek gift Azarenka two match points after planting the ball into the net, and the Belarusian clinched victory from the second of those as the underdog found the net to lose the set and the match.

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« Reply #3074 on: June 28, 2011, 05:04:25 PM »
Tennis-Azarenka makes light of change of court :yahoo: :grind dance: :applause:

* Fourth seed storms into semi-finals

* Match switched to Centre Court in rare move

Victoria Azarenka shrugged off an unusual change of courts to crush Tamira Paszek 6-3 6-1 and reach the Wimbledon semi-finals for the first time on Tuesday.

The pair begun their match on Court One but after just one game they both agreed conditions were too slippery and as the referees pondered what to do, drizzle came down to make the decision for them.

In a largely unprecedented move, organisers decided to switch the match to Centre Court given the roof had prevented Sabine Lisicki and Maria Sharapova's victories from being unduly affected by the weather.

The fourth seed from Belarus, who changed from leggings to a skirt after switching courts, then overwhelmed her Austrian opponent and clinched victory on her second match point.

She will play Czech eighth seed Petra Kvitova in the last four, with fifth seed Sharapova taking on wildcard Lisicki in the other semi-final.

"It was very difficult to wait the whole day and keep focus the whole day," Azarenka said in a televised interview having hung around in the locker room as Kvitova's Court One match with Tsvetana Pironkova was delayed by rain.

"I'm glad we managed to play today. It's my mum's birthday today so I wanted to give her a good gift."

Azarenka, in good form this year but entering her first grand slam semi-final, has caused commotion at Wimbledon because of the extreme wailing noise she makes when striking the ball.

Despite her idiosyncrasies, she is seeded higher than fifth seed Russian Sharapova and looks the former winner's biggest threat for the title.

Austria's Paszek, who beat sixth seed Francesca Schiavone in a long three-setter in the third round, looked overawed from the start and the result was never really in doubt.
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« Reply #3075 on: June 29, 2011, 12:16:05 AM »
Loads of pictures of Victoria as she beats Paszek to make her first ever Grand Slam Semi Final at Wimbledon :)

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« Reply #3076 on: June 29, 2011, 12:16:28 AM »
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« Reply #3077 on: June 29, 2011, 12:17:36 AM »
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« Reply #3078 on: June 29, 2011, 12:18:30 AM »
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« Reply #3079 on: June 29, 2011, 12:18:55 AM »
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