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Re: 2012 (WOMEN) FRENCH OPEN OFFICIAL THREAD, May 27-June 10, 2012
« Reply #20 on: May 30, 2012, 01:50:56 PM »
Wow, that's all I gots to say!
I can say more, like YEAH!!! Venus is out too, but her clay game was never as great as Serena's.
holly cow, noooooooooooo .... didn't see the match, f.uck , I just somehow hoped that Venus would win RG  :(

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Re: 2012 (WOMEN) FRENCH OPEN OFFICIAL THREAD, May 27-June 10, 2012
« Reply #21 on: May 31, 2012, 10:34:40 AM »
I'm sure Maria is doing a dance right now. (I know Chris is) :\

Serena played like 'crap' and her opponent took it to her (until she started getting nervous towards the end).  Serena had a 5-1 lead in the 2nd set tie-break after winning the first set.  Surely....we all thought.... but...oh well...

This is the first time in her HISTORY that she's lost in a grand slam in the first round.

It really opens the draw for Maria since they were scheduled to meet each other.

For me - I'm still pulling for either Victoria or Venus now - THE 2 V'S!!!!
Do you think Serena wasn't match-fit or her back/injury was the problem, combo of both. Or something else?

Serena said she was fit physically.  I think she lost it 'mentally'.  During the match she was almost in tears and she was 'leading' at that time. 

Here is her interview:

Q.  I know you just finished the match and it's hard to describe.  Just kind of talk about from 5‑1 in the second set breaker on, what kind of happened there?

            SERENA WILLIAMS:  Well, I just started making a lot of errors.  I mean, the whole match, I just didn't play at all the way I have been practicing.

            So, yeah, I just made ‑‑ I don't know how many errors I ended up making, but I haven't been playing like that in the past.

Q.  Do you want to talk about the last game?  You climbed back to 5‑3.  I think five or six break‑point opportunities.  Couldn't get over the hump?

            SERENA WILLIAMS:  Yeah, I tried.  I kept going for my shots which always works for me.

            It didn't work out today, but, um, yeah, I just wasn't ‑‑ I made so many errors today which isn't the game that I've been playing in the past.  You know, that's it.  That's life.

 Q.  Can I just ask you about the breaker again?  Were there nerves?  There was that one ball you decided to challenge.  I think it was around 5‑3 that you could easily have hit back on the lob.  Talk about that.

            SERENA WILLIAMS:  Yeah, I definitely was nervous.  I'm always a little nervous in every match I play, which I think is a little bit healthy.

            So, yeah, I mean, I think it's normal.  I was definitely a little nervous.

            But, yeah, there's no excuse maybe.  I thought it was out, and then it wasn't.  So...

 Q.  Did you sort of feel the match slipping away?  Could you talk about that?

            SERENA WILLIAMS:  Um, yeah, no, I never really feel anything slipping away or anything.  I just ‑‑ I just felt I couldn't get a ball in play.  You know, when I did ‑‑ I just felt like I was hitting late and, I mean, how can you hit late on a clay court?  It was kind of odd.

            So, yeah.

Q.  What was going on in your head in that incredible last game?  What were some of your thoughts?

            SERENA WILLIAMS:  Well, I thought, you know, just staying, get it back to deuce.  Then I thought, whatever you do, don't get it back to deuce at one point, couple times.

            But that didn't work.  I just was thinking, okay, if I could break here, then we'll be back on serve.  You know, those are the kind of things that are going through your head.

Q.  Did you ‑‑ right at the end of the tiebreaker you grabbed your back a couple times.  Did you pull anything?  Did you feel anything abnormal?

            SERENA WILLIAMS:  No, no, no, I didn't feel anything abnormal.  I was 100% healthy.

Q.  I would like to know if you knew about Virginie's story, about her husband who she has lost last year.  She's a very special player for us in France.  Did you know her story and what do you think of what she did today?

            SERENA WILLIAMS:  (Smiling.)

            That's a bit of an intricate question.  I ‑‑ yeah, I know of her story and her husband.  We all have stories.  I mean, I almost died and Venus is struggling herself.  So, you know, it's life.  You know, it just depends on how you deal with it.  She obviously is dealing with it really well.

            Everybody, like Mardy Fish, he's even having trouble.  Everybody has something that they're dealing with.  You've just got to deal with it.

Q.  What about her performance today on the court?

            SERENA WILLIAMS:  I think she can give you a better idea than I can.  (Smiling.)

Q.  At the end of the second set you went very emotional before the start of the serve.  What was going through your mind after losing this?  Was it anger, frustration?

            SERENA WILLIAMS:  No, I just think, you know, always think, okay, let's just try to get a good start to this third set.  You know, the match isn't over yet.  So that's kind of what I was trying to do.

 Q.  Everyone has his own nightmares.  I'd like to know if Eva Asderaki is one of your nightmares.

            SERENA WILLIAMS:  If what?

 Q.  Eva Asderaki, the umpire, because you met her other times.

            SERENA WILLIAMS:  Oh.

 Q.  When see her, is it a nightmare?

            SERENA WILLIAMS:  Well, you know, she's not a favorite amongst the tour, but, you know, I was like ‑‑ I don't know.  Was she the one that did my US Open last match last year?

 Q.  Yes.

            SERENA WILLIAMS:  I just really had a flashback there.  (Laughter.)

            Interference, replay the point, and I said, (demonstrating with hands up).  Same thing what happened to me in New York.  I mean, hello, you know.  She didn't give me that opportunity, though.  She was just like, Interference, point penalty.

            So I don't know.

 Q.  I'm still sort of processing this.  We have seen you come into some big tournaments where you're coming off injuries or you haven't had a lot of matches, but how are you going to process this and sort of move on?  It's got to be pretty disappointing.

            SERENA WILLIAMS:  Yeah, it is disappointing.  But it's life.  Things could be a lot worse.  I haven't had the easiest past six months.  Nothing I can't deal with.

 Q.  Similar question.  You had such good clay court season.  You've just come off a really tough loss.  Can you try and put it in perspective in terms of your hopes for Roland Garros and the clay season?

            SERENA WILLIAMS:  Yeah.  I have to put it in perspective.  My Roland Garros so happens to be over.

            So, you know, I'm in mixed doubles, so hopefully I can do better, win a match in that event.

            So, yeah.  Did I answer your question?

 Q.  Sort of.  So you still have high hopes for the rest of the summer, I presume?

            SERENA WILLIAMS:  Well, yeah.  I've just got to, you know, go back and ‑‑ it's the same thing.  You know, just figure out what I did wrong and not do it again, you know, learn from it.  I think that's the best thing I can do.

 Q.  With what he said, maybe five, six, seven years ago, maybe a few years ago you would take losses a lot tougher mood‑wise?  You seem to have a lot more perspective.  Talk about that and why.

            SERENA WILLIAMS:  Yeah.  You know, I've been through so much in my life, and ‑‑ yeah.  I'm not here ‑‑ I'm not happy, by no means.  I just always think things can be worse.

       

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Re: 2012 (WOMEN) FRENCH OPEN OFFICIAL THREAD, May 27-June 10, 2012
« Reply #22 on: May 31, 2012, 01:25:35 PM »
i want woznicaki to win......
I want to win lottery too but it's not happening  :))

you're too harsh on the denmark dynamite......
c'mon admit, you like pretty blond girls, nothing to do with Woz. I prefer brunettes like Ivanovic  :)~

part of the reason but i like brunettes too.......also that wozniacki seems nice and very hardworking about her game like rafa........

the last thing i want is stupid screamapova holding the trophy.......azarenka is fine for me too......

 
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Re: 2012 (WOMEN) FRENCH OPEN OFFICIAL THREAD, May 27-June 10, 2012
« Reply #23 on: June 01, 2012, 01:26:29 PM »
I can NOT stand Azernka. I'm watching this stupid match and she is SCREAMING LIKE SHE IS GOING TO DIE... every single point... somebody please come and kill me right now.

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Re: 2012 (WOMEN) FRENCH OPEN OFFICIAL THREAD, May 27-June 10, 2012
« Reply #24 on: June 01, 2012, 01:39:48 PM »
OK, I have a confession here... I'm becoming a major fan of Woz because she is so DOES NOT SCREAM ... and what the hell is Azarenka wearing, it looks so stupid,  :rofl_2:... OK, I'm bored ... well, I think I'm going to my local grocery store to get some ear plugs  :\

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Re: 2012 (WOMEN) FRENCH OPEN OFFICIAL THREAD, May 27-June 10, 2012
« Reply #25 on: June 01, 2012, 02:10:59 PM »
OK, I have a confession here... I'm becoming a major fan of Woz because she is so DOES NOT SCREAM ... and what the hell is Azarenka wearing, it looks so stupid,  :rofl_2:... OK, I'm bored ... well, I think I'm going to my local grocery store to get some ear plugs  :\

 :head-bash: :head-bash: :head-bash: :head-bash: :head-bash: just to keep you from getting bored! :rofl_2:

GO VICTORIA!!!!! :rofl_2:  I'm not a fan of her screaming, but I do like the way she plays.  And her screams (to me) are not as bad as Maria's screams. :)~

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Re: 2012 (WOMEN) FRENCH OPEN OFFICIAL THREAD, May 27-June 10, 2012
« Reply #26 on: June 01, 2012, 02:15:36 PM »
Oh and I can see that folks are not that interested in the WTA when the #3 player in the world goes out  (and nobody even notices it)! :rofl_2:

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Re: 2012 (WOMEN) FRENCH OPEN OFFICIAL THREAD, May 27-June 10, 2012
« Reply #27 on: June 01, 2012, 02:55:31 PM »
Oh and I can see that folks are not that interested in the WTA when the #3 player in the world goes out  (and nobody even notices it)! :rofl_2:
I don't even know who #3 is  :rofl_2:. sorry about my ignorance ... now, watch Azernka lose the next match  :gleam:... the WTA drama continues

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« Reply #28 on: June 01, 2012, 05:22:52 PM »
Oh and I can see that folks are not that interested in the WTA when the #3 player in the world goes out  (and nobody even notices it)! :rofl_2:
I don't even know who #3 is  :rofl_2:. sorry about my ignorance ... now, watch Azernka lose the next match  :gleam:... the WTA drama continues

Agnieszka Radwanska is #3 FYI....
and it's not Azernka....it's... Victoria Azarenka  ...I see you don't know the WTA! I know Chris would hate me for saying this -- but I will be happy with anyone other than Maria to win on the women's side (now watch - she'll win it! :rofl_2:)

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Re: 2012 (WOMEN) FRENCH OPEN OFFICIAL THREAD, May 27-June 10, 2012
« Reply #29 on: June 01, 2012, 07:55:03 PM »
Oh and I can see that folks are not that interested in the WTA when the #3 player in the world goes out  (and nobody even notices it)! :rofl_2:
I don't even know who #3 is  :rofl_2:. sorry about my ignorance ... now, watch Azernka lose the next match  :gleam:... the WTA drama continues

Agnieszka Radwanska is #3 FYI....
and it's not Azernka....it's... Victoria Azarenka  ...I see you don't know the WTA! I know Chris would hate me for saying this -- but I will be happy with anyone other than Maria to win on the women's side (now watch - she'll win it! :rofl_2:)
well, I'm trying really hard to learn  :rofl_2:. wow, little Radwanska is #3 right now  :big boss:. how did she get there?

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Re: 2012 (WOMEN) FRENCH OPEN OFFICIAL THREAD, May 27-June 10, 2012
« Reply #30 on: June 02, 2012, 01:19:06 AM »
azarenka might win all 4 slams this year.......i think she can do it.......she just needs to take care of the french.......
Marian Vajda to Novak Djokovic, "I saw you beat that man like I never saw no man get beat before, and the man KEPT COMING AFTER YOU! Now we don't need no man like that in our lives."

i demand french open to be renamed RAFAEL GARROS

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Re: 2012 (WOMEN) FRENCH OPEN OFFICIAL THREAD, May 27-June 10, 2012
« Reply #31 on: June 02, 2012, 02:18:42 PM »
The former #1 is still losing...she (Caroline) went out today in another major! :))  Since her boyfriend didn't make the cut in golf this week - maybe they can console each other.

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Re: 2012 (WOMEN) FRENCH OPEN OFFICIAL THREAD, May 27-June 10, 2012
« Reply #32 on: June 02, 2012, 02:23:05 PM »
just watched the end of the Woz vs. Kvitova match. It sucks, that Woz lost and kudos to Kvitova. but, really what impressed me is that both girls were so normal, so quiet, no screaming no BS ...

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« Reply #33 on: June 02, 2012, 02:53:36 PM »
just watched the end of the Woz vs. Kvitova match. It sucks, that Woz lost and kudos to Kvitova. but, really what impressed me is that both girls were so normal, so quiet, no screaming no BS ...

Wow Alex...you just need to let women's tennis alone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Woz didn't play Kvitova!!!! She played Kanepi!!!!! :head-bash: :head-bash: :head-bash: :head-bash: :rofl_2:
But she still hasn't really changed her game.  Woz had 14 winners compared to 46 for Kaia Kanepi. She will never win in this day and time being passive.

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« Reply #34 on: June 02, 2012, 03:41:39 PM »
just watched the end of the Woz vs. Kvitova match. It sucks, that Woz lost and kudos to Kvitova. but, really what impressed me is that both girls were so normal, so quiet, no screaming no BS ...

Wow Alex...you just need to let women's tennis alone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Woz didn't play Kvitova!!!! She played Kanepi!!!!! :head-bash: :head-bash: :head-bash: :head-bash: :rofl_2:
But she still hasn't really changed her game.  Woz had 14 winners compared to 46 for Kaia Kanepi. She will never win in this day and time being passive.
:rofl_2: oh, I screw.d up again ... well, it was something K (oopsy), I'm an idiot ... OK, I'll stay away from the whole WTA thing  :zipped: :rofl_2:

no, Alex never gives up. I'll try harder ... but hey didn't  I spell Kvitova right?  :innocent: c'mon give me some credit?  :rofl_2:
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Re: 2012 (WOMEN) FRENCH OPEN OFFICIAL THREAD, May 27-June 10, 2012
« Reply #35 on: June 03, 2012, 07:16:39 AM »
Cibulkova is such joy to watch : all out attack  :)>>>> :)>>>> :)>>>>

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Re: 2012 (WOMEN) FRENCH OPEN OFFICIAL THREAD, May 27-June 10, 2012
« Reply #36 on: June 03, 2012, 08:00:44 AM »
World #1 loses in straights.  Nole losing now too.  Crazy day!  Welcome to the FO.
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« Reply #37 on: June 03, 2012, 08:04:33 AM »
Nole now down 2 sets to 0.  Wow, he is missing everything.
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Re: 2012 (WOMEN) FRENCH OPEN OFFICIAL THREAD, May 27-June 10, 2012
« Reply #38 on: June 03, 2012, 08:11:42 AM »
Roland Garros... anything can happen. Serena, Wozy, Aga, Kuzy, Ana, Azarenka. OUT! OUT! OUT!


Sharapova... you're new FO champion. Chris will be overjoyed.

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« Reply #39 on: June 03, 2012, 08:21:21 AM »
I agree. I see no one left in the tournament to threatened Maria now.


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