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Re: WTA - US Open August 31 - September 13
« Reply #220 on: September 06, 2009, 07:43:54 PM »
I was surprised that the crowd was supporting more Kim than Venus. My impression was that the match was played in Belgium.

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Re: WTA - US Open August 31 - September 13
« Reply #221 on: September 06, 2009, 08:15:06 PM »
yes for Clijsters!!! Good for her. I hope she has more in the tank.

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Re: WTA - US Open August 31 - September 13
« Reply #222 on: September 06, 2009, 08:16:19 PM »
Flavia is hot as hell !  ,too bad I'm too young for her.
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Re: WTA - US Open August 31 - September 13
« Reply #223 on: September 06, 2009, 08:31:36 PM »
Penneta saved seven match points, five of them with winners! Winners in a WTA match!!

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Re: WTA - US Open August 31 - September 13
« Reply #224 on: September 06, 2009, 08:38:20 PM »
Flavia is hot as hell !  ,too bad I'm too young for her.
:rofl_2: :rofl_2: :rofl_2: that was too good Lug

how old are you? 11  :rofl_2:
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Re: WTA - US Open August 31 - September 13
« Reply #225 on: September 06, 2009, 09:41:36 PM »
Flavia is hot as hell !  ,too bad I'm too young for her.
:rofl_2: :rofl_2: :rofl_2: that was too good Lug

how old are you? 11  :rofl_2:
The question is... how old are YOU Alex? I must know.
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Re: WTA - US Open August 31 - September 13
« Reply #226 on: September 06, 2009, 09:52:05 PM »
That match was gonna be the best match on the women's side until Vera's melt :mad1:down
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Re: WTA - US Open August 31 - September 13
« Reply #227 on: September 06, 2009, 09:54:01 PM »
Flavia is hot as hell !  ,too bad I'm too young for her.
:rofl_2: :rofl_2: :rofl_2: that was too good Lug

how old are you? 11  :rofl_2:
The question is... how old are YOU Alex? I must know.
why, you wanna date me or something ...  :rofl_2:

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Re: WTA - US Open August 31 - September 13
« Reply #228 on: September 06, 2009, 10:03:13 PM »
Flavia is hot as hell !  ,too bad I'm too young for her.

 :rofl_2: :rofl_2: :rofl_2: that was too good Lug

how old are you? 11  :rofl_2:

The question is... how old are YOU Alex? I must know.

why, you wanna date me or something ...  :rofl_2:

Yeah baby!... yeah!


But no, I just was wondering you were some old geezard
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Re: WTA - US Open August 31 - September 13
« Reply #229 on: September 06, 2009, 10:54:14 PM »
Flavia is hot as hell !  ,too bad I'm too young for her.

 :rofl_2: :rofl_2: :rofl_2: that was too good Lug

how old are you? 11  :rofl_2:

The question is... how old are YOU Alex? I must know.

why, you wanna date me or something ...  :rofl_2:

Yeah baby!... yeah!


But no, I just was wondering you were some old geezard


He's not too old. :))

And forza Flavia! :applause: After I saw Vera sobbing in the TB, I knew it was all over.



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Re: WTA - US Open August 31 - September 13
« Reply #230 on: September 06, 2009, 11:02:32 PM »
Pennetta is actually growing on me.

I'm sorry Venus lost and I was a little surprised that the crowd was so pro-Kimmy but then again, generally she is well liked by everyone. IF she gets by Serena, then I'll be pulling for either her or Penetta or Kuzzy or the young American.

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Re: WTA - US Open August 31 - September 13
« Reply #231 on: September 06, 2009, 11:36:14 PM »
 Kim vs Venus was a strange match. Kim started off pretty well but totally lost it in the second while Venus picked up her game.   It was a  good win for Kim in the end though.


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Re: WTA - US Open August 31 - September 13
« Reply #232 on: September 07, 2009, 01:33:53 AM »
It was reported (I heard it from Navratilova from TC) that Safina and Kvitova were asked if they would switch to Armstrong due to the Roddick-Isner match being so long.  Well, apparently that was not the case.


Safina said she wasn't asked. She was told by tournament officials. "They came to us at 9:10 p.m. and just told us to switch to Armstrong," she said. "Basically, that's it. It was very unfair. The best player in the world to put on Armstrong. Their answer was that they prefer a five-set match to a three-set woman match."

"That's it, they don't want to listen, just move to Armstrong," Safina said. "I keep asking why we're playing on Armstrong at 10. They tell us just play, go on, go on 10 on Armstrong."

"I'm No. 1 player in the world," she said. "Why move me? American Blake because they want five sets instead of three. I always look forward to play night session on Arthur Ashe, it's best thing in the U.S. Open."


Feel bad for Safina as she shouldn't have been ordered to do this. :(



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Tournament officials did not want to delay the start of the Robredo-Blake match because the winner next faces Roger Federer, whose match finished before 2 p.m.

"You've got to balance safety issues, a big crowd -- but the No. 1 factor is competitive integrity," U.S. Open spokesman Chris Widmaier said. "If we had not split the matches, the women's match would have started at about 10:30, and who knows what time Blake and Robredo would have finished?"

Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/tennis/09/06/safina.ousted.ap/index.html#ixzz0QOqrJESy
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Tourney organizers can't win.  They either move Safina, who's been playing rubbish matches, and get accused of US favoritism and disrespect, or they let Blake/Robredo play late and get accused of lacking integrity in terms of match scheduling.  Given the options, I think they made the better choice. 

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Re: WTA - US Open August 31 - September 13
« Reply #233 on: September 07, 2009, 03:08:08 AM »
Clijsters' comeback is a gift from heaven for the WTA.
I'm glad the USO realises with the "Kim is back" mini docu comm.

Clijsters - Venus was fun to watch. The commentators were stunned and dazzled: 6-0 0-6? What the hell is happening here?


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Re: WTA - US Open August 31 - September 13
« Reply #234 on: September 07, 2009, 03:52:18 AM »
Really nice match from Kim. Venus and Kim never really played well at the same time, but the third set was pretty fine. I thought Venus would break Kim in the second game (and if she would've done that she'd have probably taken the match) but Clijsters pulled through and a single break from Kim was enough to win the match. It was nice to see the crowd being so supportive despite her playing a local player. She's always been one of the more popular players with the fans and I'm sure she appreciates it.

Yanina will now face Kvitova for a place in the quarterfinals. The H2H is 1-1, with Yanina having won their last match in Estoril this year in straight sets. Wickmayer has a fantastic chance to get to the semifinals here, since if she wins this match she'll play either Bondarenko or Dulko. If she continues her fine form from the past week it should be possible.

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Re: WTA - US Open August 31 - September 13
« Reply #235 on: September 07, 2009, 07:25:45 AM »
It was reported (I heard it from Navratilova from TC) that Safina and Kvitova were asked if they would switch to Armstrong due to the Roddick-Isner match being so long.  Well, apparently that was not the case.


Safina said she wasn't asked. She was told by tournament officials. "They came to us at 9:10 p.m. and just told us to switch to Armstrong," she said. "Basically, that's it. It was very unfair. The best player in the world to put on Armstrong. Their answer was that they prefer a five-set match to a three-set woman match."

"That's it, they don't want to listen, just move to Armstrong," Safina said. "I keep asking why we're playing on Armstrong at 10. They tell us just play, go on, go on 10 on Armstrong."

"I'm No. 1 player in the world," she said. "Why move me? American Blake because they want five sets instead of three. I always look forward to play night session on Arthur Ashe, it's best thing in the U.S. Open."


Feel bad for Safina as she shouldn't have been ordered to do this. :(



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Tournament officials did not want to delay the start of the Robredo-Blake match because the winner next faces Roger Federer, whose match finished before 2 p.m.

"You've got to balance safety issues, a big crowd -- but the No. 1 factor is competitive integrity," U.S. Open spokesman Chris Widmaier said. "If we had not split the matches, the women's match would have started at about 10:30, and who knows what time Blake and Robredo would have finished?"

Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/tennis/09/06/safina.ousted.ap/index.html#ixzz0QOqrJESy
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Tourney organizers can't win.  They either move Safina, who's been playing rubbish matches, and get accused of US favoritism and disrespect, or they let Blake/Robredo play late and get accused of lacking integrity in terms of match scheduling.  Given the options, I think they made the better choice. 
The outcome is already rigged in Fed's favor. :\
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Re: WTA - US Open August 31 - September 13
« Reply #236 on: September 07, 2009, 07:27:01 AM »
Flavia is hot as hell !  ,too bad I'm too young for her.

 :rofl_2: :rofl_2: :rofl_2: that was too good Lug

how old are you? 11  :rofl_2:

The question is... how old are YOU Alex? I must know.

why, you wanna date me or something ...  :rofl_2:

Yeah baby!... yeah!


But no, I just was wondering you were some old geezard


He's not too old. :))

And forza Flavia! :applause: After I saw Vera sobbing in the TB, I knew it was all over.
That was a real bummer. :(
They both were playing some great tennis until then.
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Re: WTA - US Open August 31 - September 13
« Reply #237 on: September 07, 2009, 10:58:44 AM »
Dulko goes down without even winning a game.  Ouch!
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Re: WTA - US Open August 31 - September 13
« Reply #238 on: September 07, 2009, 12:38:21 PM »
OK... Quick... I know everyone is running over to Armstrong to see:  Kvitova vs Wickmayer! :innocent:

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Re: WTA - US Open August 31 - September 13
« Reply #239 on: September 07, 2009, 12:48:39 PM »
Oudin getting her butt kicked...
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